Six Nations mourns passing of former councillor Lillian Montour

Six Nations is remembering former councillor Lillian Montour, who was heavily involved in the community throughout her life.

She served on Six Nations Fair Board, Grand River Post Secondary Education Committee, and on the Six Nations Health Foundation.

Lillian (Lolly) was one of the founding members of the Six Nations Public Library and was also the first librarian there.

She was later the head librarian at the Woodland Cultural Centre.

Lillian, who was also a former Six Nations elected councillor from January 1994 to December 1995, began her journey on July 2, 2022 surrounded by her family.

“Six Nations of the Grand River Elected Council would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Lillian Montour as they navigate this difficult time,” SNGR council said in a statement. “Our thoughts, prayers, and good medicine are with her loved ones as we mourn and reflect on her tremendous contributions to Six Nations throughout her extraordinary life.”

In her later years, Lillian commuted to Toronto where she worked as an administrative assistant at the Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres until her retirement.

She was also a long-time member of the Mohawk Singers, St. Peter’s Church Choir, and was also an organist.

In lieu of flowers, Lillian’s family instead asks that donations be made to the Six Nations Health Foundation.

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