It is with deep sadness and sorrow that we announce the unexpected passing of Emmaline MacPherson (Nee Frank) on November 20th, 2020 at the Kirkland & District Hospital. Emmaline will be forever missed and dearly remembered by her loving husband Glendon MacPherson; her children Patrick (Jaime Hennessey) and Michael (Vince Lomore); her grandchildren; her many nieces and nephews and many members of her extended family. Predeceased by her parents Gordon and Jean Micmac; her brother Roy; her sister Jessie as well as her grandson Jeff.
Emmaline was born at Beaverhouse First Nation and began a career at the Kirkland Lake Stock Market which eventually led her to working at the New York Stock Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange in the 1960’s. Upon returning home to Kirkland Lake in 1970, she became a strong advocate for First Nation issues which led her to become the Chief of Beaverhouse First Nation for many years. She retired in the 1990’s but never lost the passion. Despite this success, her foremost priority was always being a mother, grandmother, sister-in-law, aunt , cousin and friend. She will be greatly missed by many.
The family wishes to thank the staff of the Kirkland & District Hospital and those who supported her in the last few years. A special acknowledgment to members of Beaverhouse First Nation. She loved each of you greatly.
Cremation has taken place and a ceremony will be held at Beaverhouse First Nation in the Spring.