THUNDER BAY – The Ontario Native Women’s Association is deeply saddened by the loss of a beautiful mother, sister and community member Barbara Kentner. The 34-year-old was born and raised in Thunder Bay and was a member of the Waabigon Saaga’igan Anishinaabeg, Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation.
Barbara will be remembered by family and friends for her great sense of humor and the love she had for her family. Barbara ensured that those that supported her in her last days always had a good laugh and smile to walk away with. She loved every single member of her family so very much and would do anything for them. Barbara and family have been comforted by the support received by their Thunder Bay community that contributed over $18,000 in a Go-Fund me campaign to support them through this difficult time. This has provided them with the peace of mind knowing the family can provide Barb with a burial that recognizes and honours her spirit. Funds continue to be raised to provide for her daughters education. To provide support to the Kentner family go to: https://www.gofundme.com/final-expenses-of-barbara-kenter
The Ontario Native Women’s Association offers our condolences to the family and friends of Barbara Kentner and thank the community of Thunder Bay for coming together to support this family in their time of grief.