Marcella Dawn Pelletier (Marcy), "Red Tail Hawk Woman", entered into eternal rest, November 7, 2020, with her loving family at her side, at the age of 58 years.
Marcy was born to parents, Donald Pelletier and Shirley Olive Brass on January 10, 1962 in Canora, SK. Marcy graduated with a Bachelors of Administration Degree from the University of Regina.
At 18-years-old, she met her future husband, Lawrence Chursinoff, while she was painting a fence on Key First Nation. Her beauty stopped Lawrence in his tracks and they eventually started a life together on the Chursinoff family farm. Marcy and Lawrence were married October 18, 1997. They eventually settled in Qu’Appelle, Sk., but her favourite place to visit was the farm and she took any chance she had to visit. Marcy was employed at SaskEnergy for most of her professional life. Marcy then moved on to become an elected band councilor of Key First Nation, which she was very passionate about. She dreamed of making positive changes for her people and community; helping others was her souls purpose.
Marcy loved her family. Although she would often get annoyed by Lawrence's repetitive "dad jokes" and made-up stories, they loved each other so deeply for 40 years. Together, they went on so many adventures, snowmobiling, exploring rivers and forests, travelling to Europe and many other places, all the while raising their children and grandchildren. She was a proud mother to Sheri, Misha, Tasha, Skyler, step-mother to Tamara Hadland, and a very proud kokum to Dmitri and Kasius Chursinoff, sister to Devine, Renee, Bonnie, Donna, Kim, Giselle, Darren and Derrick, cousin and aunt to many, too many to mention but loved each one just the same. The love she had for her family was endless. She was so helpful, she would help anyone who needed it even if it meant pushing her needs aside. She taught them how to love from the bottom of their hearts. Truly caring for people, regardless of who they were or what they have done.
Marcy was spiritual and always listening to Sadhjuru, (a guru - who wasn’t as ‘sad’ as he sounds) His words helped her heal and guided her to be her best self. She would always talk about what she learned from him, her last social media post of his:
“If you know how to touch the core of a human being, you shall see the best of all that you meet.” Sadhjuru.
Marcy enjoyed attending pow-wows and dancing jingle dress. She also enjoyed singing, even though, she wasn’t very good. She loved it and she made us all laugh. One of her favourites was ADCD - Thunder Struck- horrible! But boy, did she get into it!
She loved renovating the farm- telling Lawrence, “is this going to ever get done?” She was so creative. Always had new hobbies or interests that would pop up out of the blue. She cared about her health and working out, going for walks or runs. She loved life. We find comfort in knowing that she is now with her father and many other loved ones, who have passed on into the spirit world. Until we meet again, love you mom.
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