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In Memory of Sophie Bosum

We are deeply saddened to learn the passing of Late Sophie H. Bosum, wife of Former Grand Chief Dr. Abel Bosum, mother to Irene B. Quinn, Chief Curtis Bosum, Reggie Bosum and Late Nathaniel Bosum.

The Cree School Board was privileged to have had Late Sophie as the School Commissioner (92-96 & 10-13) and Community Education Administrator (96-99) of Ouje-Bougoumou, when the Community officially formed and settled on its permanent location.

Throughout her tenure, she served the students, the parents, the staff and the Community of Ouje-Bougoumou with her humble, respectful and compassionate nature. She will be remembered as one of the first Eeyou women in leadership roles locally and regionally. She joined the Cree School Board with exemplary experience in various Eeyou organisations and left École Waapithtiiwewan School with an insurmountable legacy.

On behalf of the Cree School Board, we would like to extend the most sincere condolences to the Bosum and Happyjack families.

Dr. Sarah Pash
Chairperson, Cree School Board
Caroline Mark
Director General