Vanessa Black
Vanessa Black (Bennett)

The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) is sad to report that Vanessa Black (Bennett) passed away on February 6, 2014. Vanessa worked as a MNO Healthy Babies Healthy Children Coordinator in 2007-08. She is survived by her daughters, Taeha and Christina, her mother Gale, her dad Ed, birth father Erick , her partner Arliss as well as many other family members and friends. Vanessa or Nessa, as she was affectionately known, had a kind-hearted nature with the sensitivity to help anyone in need. She had compassion and empathy towards everyone and her wonderful sense of humor will be missed. Funeral Services will be held at Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, Kenora, Ontario at 11:00 am on February 12, 2014 with Interment to take place at the Sioux Narrows Cemetery in Sioux Narrows with a luncheon to follow at the Sioux Narrows Community Hall. Vanessa’s family would like to acknowledge with heartfelt gratitude the people of Sioux Narrows/Nestor Falls. Special thanks to the doctors and nurses of the 6th Floor and ICU at St. Boniface Hospital for the wonderful care they gave her and her family. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the St. Boniface Hospital, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Online condolences may be made at