The Métis Nation of Ontario extends its deepest condolences to the family and friends of Albertine Roussin who passed away July 16 in Dryden, Ontario at the age of 104.

The fifth of 14 children, Albertine was born in Ste Amelie, MB. Albertine was predeceased by her husband Wilfred Sr. and is survived by sons; Rosaire (Bev), Alphonse, Eugene, Joseph (Gail), Wilfred Jr. (Lynda) and Paul (Heather), daughters; Esther Kelly and Lorraine Richardson as well as numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

In 2017, Roussin celebrated a true milestone. Her family organized a special celebration when she turned one hundred years old. The MNO was pleased to be a participant in the celebration. In honour of Albertine’s centennial, she was presented with a certificate from MNO President Margaret Froh as well as a beautiful bouquet of flowers, which included a sash.

Our thoughts are with those close to Albertine, she will be missed.