Iowne Anderson

ANDERSON:  Iowne Ada Yakotsitsynénhawe  Nee: Mt. Pleasant
October 30, 1932 - February 22, 2018

Peacefully,  our beloved “Big Gramma” who loved to travel the world promoting whole foods and organic gardening, passed away at Brantford General Hospital in her 86th year.  Survived by her children Alma (Emmerich), Audrey (Larry), Arliss (Melvin), Allan (Kathleen), Alice, Andrew (Genina), Amelia, Adam (Yvette), Arlen (Maryann), 21 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, sisters Vera, Wilma, Romaine, Norma, Sarah Ann and brother Jerry and sister-in-law Carol Cathy, and Laurel Dale. Also remembered by many neices, nephews, cousins and friends. Predeceased by husband Maynard (Jick) 2005, son Arnold (1972), brothers John, Hiram, Frankie, Raymond and parents Walter and Freda Mt. Pleasant (Henhawk).  She was a member of Iroquois Red Hats, Indian Agriculture Program of Ontario, Six Nations Agricultural Society and many more. Resting at her home 2125 Tuscarora Road, Friday February 23 after 5 pm where Funeral Service will be held on Saturday at 11 am followed by interment at St. Johns Cemetery.


Posted by Patricia Jamieson on
My God mother, She was very helpful and always fun to talk to . Going to miss her.
Posted by Carla and Wayne Miller on
Sincere condolences to Iowne’s family....she will be missed by that lady❤️
Posted by Tanya Martin on
condolences to Iowne's family. I appreciate all the knowledge she shared especially her unique recipes! She will be missed but never forgotten.
Posted by Shelley Burnham-Shognosh on
Condolences to all the family of Iowne. She was one amazing lady. I considered her a valued Elder !!!
She will certainly be missed.
Posted by Lisa Tabata on
My heartfelt condolences to all of Iownes family. She was one bright star and a joy to have known for all these many years. I will always remember your bright beautiful eyes and smile & all our delightful conversations. Iowne, you will be missed every so dearly from this heavy heart with much love and reverence.
Posted by Sakoieta Widrick on
I have been coming to Six Nations for over 40 years and then finally moved here. When I used to come here in the summer for two weeks at a time It used to be such a fun filled pleasurable time to see Iowne and Jik. It was always go to Lacrosse and then stop in at Shanghai’s for a meal afterward. Iowne was always a part of a gardening program here at Six Nations as a good resource as well.We often saw her in Manitoba doing a gardening program and it was always a pleasure to do the Opening Address for her as well. There was always enjoyment at seeing her, she leaves a huge void that can never be filled by anyone. She will be missed.
Posted by Ken and Kim Hill on
She was such an amazing lady and will be greatly missed. We will remember her for her kindness, her gardening knowledge, the way she welcomed people into her world and our community. We will remember her also for her spunk and enthusiasm and the example she set for others to engage and grow our community. thank you Iowne.
Posted by Laura Hill and Josh Bean on
Condolences to Iowne's family and friends - she was an incredible lady who shared so much knowledge with her fellow community members. She will be missed by many.
Posted by Laura Williams on
Sending my condolences to Iowne’s family; she was a great lady and teacher, I went to 4H for years when she taught. Hugs to you all.
Posted by Peggy Logan on
My condolences to the family of a fine wise woman as you lay her in peace n rest now. Iowne n I became friends thru tomatoes, gardens n GREAT. We shared our day of birth n enjoyed our talks, she will be missed.
Posted by Peggy Logan on
My condolences to the family of a fine wise woman as you lay her in peace n rest now. Iowne n I became friends thru tomatoes, gardens n GREAT. We shared our day of birth n enjoyed our talks, she will be missed.
Posted by Teresa Ann Doxtdator on
Sending my sincerest condolences to Aunt Iowne's family. The stories I would share with my cousins (if I could make it) would include my kids, who when very young couldn't wait to visit both of them (Iowne/Jick) while visiting their own grandparents. After pulling into the driveway, all four would run to the front door and NOT EVEN KNOCK but run in looking for Aunt Iowne who always fed them and offered them a mixed drink of Fresca and club soda! When I apologized for their behavior, she replied 'how honored she was that they were that comfortable with her and her home.' Years later to see her featured on the APTN show 'Fish Out of Water' validated all my stories and reminisces shared with family and friends about her. (She made the host of the TV show 'eat shit'! haha)
On Wednesday of this past week, I was sharing with my co-worker Aunt Iowne's advice about caring for houseplants (as we tried to revive poinsettias from December); 'You brought these plants into your home and you are responsible for them, to care for them and keep them happy and healthy." She advised my husband to take a rolled up newspaper to our apple tree and 'beat it' so that it would think it was dying and produce more blossoms to make apples!
We will miss her.
Posted by Tom Anderson on
Condolences to Iowne's family. I feel blessed to have met her and think of her often. She was wise and strong person and I know that her wisdom will live on in the people she shared it with.
Posted by Claudine VanEvery-Al on
Although I am away, I am thinking about the Anderson family and the Mt Pleasant 'Girls' and how much we all will miss Iowne with all her skills, her interests and her sense of humour. My thoughts are with you all. CVAezvs3
Posted by Crystal A Bomberry on
Sincere condolences to Iowne's family. Im honored to have known her growing up, as a child i remember her always helping out at St.Johns church and in my adult years, always helping out at the Mohawk longhouse. This amazing lady will sure be missed.
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