Celebrating the life of Saint John elder Sheila Croteau, who died in weekend house fire – CBC

by ahnationtalk on April 7, 202050 Views

A Sixties Scoop survivor, Croteau was a passionate advocate for Indigenous culture

Apr 06, 2020

The life of Sheila Croteau, who died in a house fire early Sunday morning, will be celebrated by all who knew and loved her in Saint John when COVID-19 restrictions are lifted and large gatherings are allowed.

“I think it will be like a state funeral,” said Jennifer Mitton.

A close friend to the family, Mitton has temporarily taken charge of Croteau’s personal Facebook page to manage the many messages, questions and condolences being posted there.

“So many people will want to pay their respects. I’ve received about 300 messages already,” she said.

Mitton’s four-year-old son, who is Miꞌkmaq through his father, had Croteau as a godmother and Mitton grieves for the future mentorship that her son has lost.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/sheila-croteau-saint-john-fatal-house-fire-1.5524156

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