I would like to make a gift to the Morningstar Fund for OIYPP and contribute to Peggy Formsma's legacy of working with and for Indigenous young people to create and maintain strong cultural connections.
Peggy Formsma, 60, passed away on July 4, 2017 at the Timmins and District Hospital in Timmins, ON. She is survived by her daughters Jocelyn, Karen, and Natasha; her husband Andy; her aunt Marie; her brother Allen (Trudy); her sisters Anne and Laura, and; her nieces, nephews, cousins and other extended family. Peggy was an incredibly strong woman and the freest of spirits.
Peggy loved working with young people. It was a special passion and commitment of hers to help youth connect, reconnect, or maintain their cultural ties. Over the years, she must have brought hundreds of young people with her when she traveled to ceremonies in Ontario, Manitoba, and Alberta. She also made efforts to bring ceremony people and Elders to the communities that she was working in.
Thanks to friends at the Ontario Indigenous Youth Partnership Project (OIYPP) and Tides Canada, the Formsma/Sailors/Cheechoo family were able to set up this special fund to honour Peggy's legacy of youth and culture.
The funds collected for the Morningstar Fund will be distributed to assist Indigenous young people to create and maintain strong cultural connections. She will be deeply missed by all those who knew her and loved her.
Thank you for your generous support. If you have any comments you'd like to share or questions regarding the project, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tides Canada Initiatives Society is a Canadian charity registered with Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). BN: 130560188 RR0001