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Saila Michael
October 30, 1968 - June 6, 2015
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<div itemprop="description">Thank you for coming... <br /> <br />We are gathered here today in the remembrance of our dear youngest sister Saila Michael, daughter of our belated parents Mike Michael and Newkinga. She is survived by her 4 children Angela, Shaun, Cyndi and Jurgen, and 3 grandchildren Derek, Alexia and Leo. Shaun who came from Ottawa, Cyndi and Jurgen from Owen Sound. Also her surviving siblings, brothers and sisters Annie, Seemeonie, Naulaq, myself and our brother Ishuaqtuq. Annie and ishuaqtuq came from Quebec city to be here with us today. Saila joins our 2 brothers Mosha and Jackie also our belated sister Elisapee in the spirit world. She loved us all. We thank you to her friends and family who are here today from near and far. <br />We are deeply sadden and shocked that our sister Saila's life was cut short; she was too young. She has touched everyone's life and heart with gratitude and friendship who knew her. She was kind and respected everyone. <br />We will miss her kindness, loving, sharing, and laughter. <br />We cried and laughed together now it is gone, we can only now remember her in our thoughts and prayers. We love you. <br />When Saila first came to Toronto from Iqaluit, she was the first inuk to work with Alana Johns at University of Toronto in the Linguistics department; working with the Inuktitut language for a number of years, there, Alana introduced the undergraduates and graduates students, she assisted and taught the Inuktitut language to them. She contributed and helped with field methods and a lot of consultation work who she helped with their thesis. She will not be forgotton for all the work she has done. She also worked as an inuktitut instructor at the Native Canadian Centre during the evenings. I remember that she was excited in working with her students. That was her passion in teaching our language to others who wanted to learn. As our father was also an instructor in Iqaluit. <br />Saila tried to take care of everyone but forgot to take care of herself. We will all miss you. <br />May she rest in peace, forever and ever.</div>