Thanks from the Karpik family
In this Christmas season, when it is so important to be with family and to remember loved ones who have gone before us, we have very special thoughts for our mother, Idah Karpik, who passed away on April 5, 2002 at the Heart Institute in Ottawa.
Idah left her husband Joanasie, daughters Myna, Leesee, Eva, Margaret and Annie, sons-in-law, and her grandchildren, as well as extended family members, and brothers and sisters.
She was a very loving lady, who raised her own kids and was very involved in her grandchildren’s lives one way or the other, was active in helping the local education council and daycares, along with other committees throughout her life.
She loved spending time with kids as a teacher for Sunday school. She never asked for anything much and made sure that no matter who you were, you were loved and taken care of. Idah made sure that her children and grandchildren had enough warm clothes, food to eat, and the ongoing support and love of her family.
To the following people and organizations: Thank you so much for your support. It has never been forgotten and has been very much appreciated. Mom would have been just so overwhelmed with your love!
Thanks to the Qikiqtani Inuit Association staff and recent board, Uncle Paul, Eva Onalik, Canadian North, First Air, Peter and Rosie Kilabuk, Boyd and Reepa Carleton in Ottawa, Merle, Robert, and Markus from the Pangnirtung health centre.
Thanks also to the Larga Baffin house in Ottawa, the businesses and committees in Pangnirtung who have given us so much, along with family members, friends and the people from different communities who came to give us flowers, cards and support.
Thank you all for your love and prayers, and thank you to the Precious Day Care Centre in Pangnirtung who recently gave us financial support to get a memorial stand without being asked.
The Karpik Family