Philomine, Nokominan, was a woman who loved her peace and quiet. She loved to walk to the store for her treats. She was an independent and humble woman who lived a hard life in her early days; chopping wood, harnessing horses and farm labour. After her marriage broke up she was a single mother and she raised her three children and later her grandson, Darin.
Philomine and her sisters grew up on the Moosomin Reserve and she moved to the Thunderchild Reserve when she married her husband, Johnson Star. She later lived in Battleford, Paynton and eventually returned to Turtle Lake where she lived out her final years. She was independent and lived alone, assisted daily by her granddaughter, Loretta Starr.
Nokominan surprised many people with her sharp memory and she knew all of her relatives by face and name. She had a strong faith and enjoyed attending the Catholic Church and she also attended the Lac. St. Anne Pilgrimage. She visited Edmonton regularly where she had many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She will be missed and forever remembered by all of her relatives.
She is predeceased by: her daughter, Lily; her husband, Johnson Star; her parents, Baptise and Virginia (nee Albert) Whitecap; her sisters, Mary Anne Snakeskin, Harriet Grey Eyes and Genevieve Landry; her grandchildren, Candace Halkett, Gracie Lewis and Mark Okanee.
Philomine is survived by: her sons, Doug (Eliza) Star and Paul (Rema) Star; her sister, Eliza Noon; her son-in-law, Pat Favel; her special grandson, Darin Bird; and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.