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Edna Mae Panamick


It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of our beautiful wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, and friend, Edna Mae Panamick of Rocky Bay First Nation began her journey to the spirit world at the Nipigon District Hospital at 80 years old, on January 26, 2022, surrounded by family.

Edna was known for her dedicated work as the Education Director for her community for many years, for her exceptional beadwork and crafting skills, her bingo playing skills, renown travel to powwows, and her support and work in bringing culture and powwows into the community.

Edna will be missed dearly by many, she is lovingly remembered by her children, Amelia Hardy (Milton), Ramona Thompson (Monty), Jennifer Trimble (Vernon), and Edward Panamick (Constance), along with her special children Alana and Charles; grandchildren: Denise (Aaron), Jeff (Jackie), Pamela (Peter), Dale (Cagney), Adam, Julia, Tenessa (Dale), Tyson (Megan), Aubrey (Matt), Eddie, Justin (Kimberly), Brett (Codie), Thunder (Jasmine ), Bronson; great-grandchildren: Dairyan, Dallas, Crystal, Sierra, Jeff Jr., Jack, Jesse, Joseph, Desiree, Darius, Madisyn, Lainy, Gregory, Peter Jr., Parken, Layla, Cameron, Peter, Beau, Paisley, Chloe, Tristan, Gabriel, Dominic, Jasmine, Talan, Taryn, Triton, Terrance Jr., Takota, Emma, Allie, Zariah, Aries, Axton, Kaiyote, and Kihiw; great-great-grandchildren: Paris, Kendall, Emerson and James. Edna cherished her time with all of her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren, very dearly; as well as sisters: Lilah, Vera, Linda, Gladys and Bertha.

Edna is predeceased by her loving husband Gilbert Panamick, her beloved grandson Cody, parents Ameila Harper and Charles Thompson, as well as her siblings, Mary, Gilbert, Jerry, Andrew, Mary, Alan, Josephine, and Dewar.

Edna’s family would like to thank the Nipigon District Memorial Hospital’s long-term care division for their excellent care during her time with them.

Funeral Services for Edna will be held in the Chapel of Harbourview Funeral Centre on Saturday, January 29th, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. with visitation beginning an hour before. Interment to follow in Rocky Bay First Nation.

For those unable to attend in person, the service will be streamed live and then archived at where condolences may be offered as well.

As directed by the Province of Ontario and the Bereavement Authority of Ontario, chapel capacity is 50% and a record of attendance must be maintained. Wearing of masks or face coverings by everyone and maintaining social distancing of 6 feet is mandatory for those attending the visitation and services.

“Maajaan giiwe Nookamisban, giwii-giwiinawenimin endaso-giizhigad. Niimin giizhikong nookamisban! Ningizaagimin gaye miinawaa, gigawaabamin!”

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