Hogan, Elaine Ruth
July 2, 1953 - May 2, 2008 Elaine Hogan passed away peacefully in the early morning of Friday, May 2nd, 2008 at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre. Elaine was in her fifty-fourth year of her life and lived and worked in Thunder Bay where she raised her family and made her home. Elaine's family was the most important part of her life and her huge heart and capacity to give defined her personality. Elaine always kept a connection to her past and her community of Lac Des Mille Lacs through friends and family. As a Councillor, Elaine's long and outstanding commitment and service to the people of Lac des Mille Lacs was evident in her strong and dedicated determination to help make the First Nation the respectable business entity that it is today. With a long history of instability, this was the first opportunity that band members have had a "band office" to contact and have their concerns heard. It was Elaine's vision to see this grow and mature and eventually have her community members return to their homeland. Elaine will be deeply missed by husband James Hogan; children Jody Lynn (Mike), Todd Tyler, and Michael Robert (Michelle); granddaughters Kazlyn, Kyla and Karlee; grandson Tyler James; great-grandson Dylan James, who is her pride and joy; and her brothers Garry Kishiqueb (Kathy), Clarence McKenzie (Catherine), Ken McKenzie, Leo Therrien (Mary-Ann) and Louis Therrien. She was a wonderful aunt and great-aunt to nieces Pamela, Kristy-Anne, Kathleen, Michelle and great-niece Cadence; nephews Ryan, Robert and great-nephew Alexander. Numerous other aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews also survive. She is predeceased by her parents Kathleen McKenzie (nee Shebobman) and Kenneth McKenzie. The Funeral Service will take place on Thursday, May 8th, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Harbourview Funeral Centre, 499 N. Cumberland Street, presided by Rev. Msgr. P. M. Stilla, V.G. of St. Patrick's Cathedral with the Traditional Service presided by Elder Gilbert Smith. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the time of service. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that donations be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, the Northwestern Chapter, located at 1111 Victoria Avenue, East, Thunder Bay.