It is with deep sadness the family announces the passing of our dear Mother, Sister, Auntie and friend, Lottie Keye. Lottie enjoyed several professional careers beginning as a nurse and working in this field for over 20 years. She then went to the Six Nations Day care and finally returned to university to achieve her Ontario Teachers certificate. She dedicated the rest of her professional career to language revitalization and preservation in the Cayuga language.Other notable accomplishments include co-authoring the first Cayuga Language dictionary and first written text of the Gaihwi:yo. She was the first Cayuga Language teacher of the Gawinehii:yo immersion school system. Lottie also sat on many board of directors over the years including Six Nations Polytech, Sweetgrass First Nations Language Council, and Six Nations Birthing Centre. She also was proud of her work with the Elders Soup meetings and with McMaster University. Lottie is predeceased by her parents Reta and Amos Sr., and by brothers Austin and David. As well as special friends Nora Carrier and Eileen Johnson. She is survived by her loving daughter Diane and son in law Paul. Brothers Alfred and Amos Jr. and sister Margaret (Bill) . Nephews Desmond, Lance, Travis (Diana), Collin, Jason and Mike ( Avis) and niece Nicole . Special great Auntie to Selina, Lexie, Dezlin, Hudson and Gawedrageho. Special medicine friend of Laurie Powless, Elva Jamieson , Sadie Buck and Harry Henhawk Jr.. Lottie will be resting at her home at 17 Moccasin Trail in Ohsweken on Tuesday December 26th after 4pm. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday December 27th at 11 am at Seneca Longhouse, 5th Line, Six Nations. Lottie was dedicated to all her students and family whom she referred to as her children. She was most proud of the fact that she was able to hear many of her former students lead the ceremonies of the Longhouse. www.rhbanderson.com
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