Born In: Chapel Island, Nova Scotia, Canada
Born: October 25th, 1919
Passed in: Waycobah First Nation, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: October 22nd, 2011
Caroline Gould, 91, born in Chapel Island on Oct. 25, 1919, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family, friends and relatives at the Victoria County Memorial Hospital, Baddeck, N.S. on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011.
She is survived by five daughters, Ethel Johnson (Howard), Eskasoni, N.S., Marjorie Gould, Waycobah, N.S., Margaret Pelletier (Richard), New Mills, N.B., Eunice Gould, Eskasoni, N.S., and Annie Gould, Eskasoni, N.S. Caroline is also survived by brother-in-law, Noel J. Gould; 12 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces, nephews, and godchildren.
Caroline was predeceased by her husband, Roddie J. Gould; parents, Michael L. and Janie (Peck) Paul, Chapel Island, N.S.; 11 siblings, and six grandchildren.
Caroline was a respected elder, mentor, teacher, and a renowned basketmaker who made great contributions to the preservation of Mi’kmaw culture, language, and the arts. Among her many awards and distinctions in recognition for her artistic accomplishments in Basketry, she was honoured by being delegated by the province of Nova Scotia and the Mi’kmaq Nation to present a basket to Queen Elizabeth II on her visit to Nova Scotia on June 28, 2010.
Visitation will take place at 160 Reservation Rd. (fishery building) on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011 at 2 p.m. (family) and after 4 p.m. for the public.
Funeral service will be at the Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Blessed Kateri Parish, Waycobah, N.S. Service will begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011 with Fr. Robert McNeil officiating. Burial will follow at the parish cemetery.
Everyone is invited to attend a Feast (Dinner) and Salite (Auction) at the We’koqma’q Community Hall following the burial service.
Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury.
Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at: www.haverstocks.com.