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Born: Nov 16, 1951

Date of Passing: Dec 20, 2022

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GRAHAM: Florina Hazel (nee Racette), Mizhakwad Ikwe (Clear sky woman), passed away December 20, 2022, at the age of 71 in Brandon Manitoba. Florina was born on November 16, 1951, on the Ebb & Flow reserve, MB to Alfred Racette and Nancy Racette (nee Bone). She met and married her husband of 25 years Gilbert Graham in 1974 until his untimely death in 1999. They resided and had two daughters together in Brandon, MB. She worked at Carnation foods in Carberry, MB for a period of time until she got a job working at McKenzie seeds in Brandon, MB, where she worked for 32 years until her retirement in 2014. She enjoyed work and her work family very much. Florina's health took a toll on her the last couple of years and she had trouble with simple life tasks. Florina was predeceased by her parents Alfred and Nancy Racette, Her husband Gilbert Graham Jr, two brothers Roy and Mervin Racette, two sisters Mary Rose Beaulieu and Sarah Jane Ahmo, two grandchildren Kayla Smith (KD) and Isaac Glasser, father-in-law Gilbert Graham senior, Mother-in-law Evelyn Graham (nee Freeborn), son-in-law Jeff Starling, brothers-in-law Sandy Beaulieu and Don Gibbings. She is survived by one sister, Dolly Racette of Selkirk Mb, and six Daughters Peggy Rohady, Kimberly Smith, Vicki Budrik (Ron), Stephanie Millard (Doug) all of Minnesota USA, Sharlene Graham of Brandon, Shauna Graham (Travis) of Minnedosa Mb, 19 Grandchildren, three great-grandchildren with two more on the way, 12 stepsiblings, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. A small family gathering was held on December 29, 2022, at Whites Funeral Home in Neepawa Mb with Rita Friesen officiating, Interment at Riverside Cemetery Neepawa Mb. Pallbearers Anthony Graham, Matthew Graham, Nathan Graham, Tyson Graham, Travis Everard and Glen Demerais. Honorary Pallbearers close family and friends.

As published in Brandon Sun on Dec 31, 2022

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