senator-passesSenator Earl Scofield shortly after being awarded Queen’s Jubilee
Medal at the MNO AGA in August 2012

It is with great sadness that I learned today that one of our beloved Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) veterans, Senator Earl Scofield, passed away last night in Windsor.

I have had the privilege of knowing Senator Scofield for many years. He was an incredible person and a dedicated Métis citizen who had served the MNO in many capacities. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Gary Lipinski,
Métis Nation of Ontario

Click here to read: Remembering a Much Beloved Métis Veteran, the life story of Senator Earl Scofield


Click here to read: Ralph Earl Scofield, War Vet, Métis Senator Dead at 87 from the Windsor Star.


The following obituary, which includes information about funeral arrangements, appears in the Windsor Star:

Senator Ralph “Earl” SCOFIELD

Passed away peacefully at home on November 2, 2012 with his loving wife by his side. Predeceased by his son Eric Scofield. Beloved husband of Mary Rose Barefoot J. Scofield. Dear father of Marlene Beatty (Doug Rocheleau), Randy Scofield (Iris), Sandra Scofield and step father to Pamela Adamo (Leo), Marie Johnson, Mike Amaro (Barbara), Debbie Amaro, Paul Amaro (Katrina), Ron Amaro (Diana), and Joey Amaro. Loving grandfather of many grandchildren. Also survived by many extended family and friends. Earl was a Senator with Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) and a lifetime member of the Can-Am Indian Friendship Centre.

Visitation will take place at the Janisse Brothers-Marcotte Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 from 2:00-5:00 pm and from 7:00-9:00 pm. The funeral home is located 1139 Ouellette Avenue, Windsor, Ontario (519-253-5225).

A Veteran’s service will be held under the auspices of the WVMSC at 7:00 pm, November 7, 2012 at the funeral home.

Funeral services will take place on Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 11:00 am in the chapel. Burial to follow at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. If you desire, donations to the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre would be greatly appreciated.

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