Virginia Grace Lindsay
(nee Slim) was born July 25, 1934 on the shores of the Old
Village of Upper Lake Laberge.
She spent her younger years at the lake and enjoyed working
on her trap line, she also loved working with her sled dogs and
spending time with her family. They lived a traditional lifestyle at
the lake. She especially enjoyed traveling on the river boats with
her father, Frank Slim. Virginia was the youngest of 5 children
from Frank and Agnes Slim.
At the age of 16, Virginia moved into Whitehorse where she
attended residential school. She worked at Yukon Laundry &
Hougens Department store. She worked at Whitehorse General
Hospital and McCauley Lodge. She was also the longest
standing Avon representative in western Canada!
Virginia was married to the love of her life, Richard (Joe) Lindsay
on May 6, 1960. They raised 5 beautiful children: Donna,
Campbell, Joanne, Mark, and Maxine. Together, they enjoyed
many years at Quiet Lake, camping and prospecting, traveling to
see their grandkids in BC and visiting Joe’s family in Manitoba.
Virginia is preceded in death by her husband, Joe, her son
Campbell, her parents Frank and Agnes Slim and her siblings:
Sophie, Irene, George and Owen. She is survived by her children
Donna, Don (Deanna) Joanne (Scott), Annette, Mark (Therese),
and Maxine (Tim). Her grandchildren, Ashley (Andrew), Dallas
(Sarah), Nicole (James), Jordie, Alexander (Brittany), Luke
H (Chelsea), Luke M, Emily (Matt), Sophia, Samuel, Cassis,
Gracie, Rennes and Errol and her 5 great grandchildren, Broden,
Hudson, Zachary, Kipton and Haven.
Mom will be missed by all who knew her. We were blessed to
have her in our lives. We are especially grateful for the people
who have been a part of her life for many years.
Our family would like to extend thanks to all the wonderful
people who cared for our Mom in her last days and months.
“Her spirit is free and has rejoined our ancestors on our
traditional homelands. We are here now as a testament of her
love and grace. We are a part of her, she is a part of us now and
always” – Emily McDougall (Granddaughter)
There will be a celebration in her honour on Saturday,
November 12 at 2pm
Kingdom Hall, 191 Alsek Rd, Whitehorse.