CARRIER, Nora (Gowaehodenih) - Nora Carrier, 79, was called on by the Creator on Saturday October 8, 2016.
Born in Six Nations, ON, Nora was a longtime resident of Niagara Falls, NY where she was employed by Carborundum/Washington Mills for 33 years.
She was a professor of Indigenous studies, preserver of Onondaga traditions, and founder of the Onondaga Language School, in which she published a language dictionary, as well as worked on numerous projects to revitalize the Onondaga language. Nora was a member of the Indian Defense League of American and once a member of the Tuscarora women’s softball team.
Along with her attributes, she enjoyed reading, was an avid lacrosse fan, and loved to be in the company of her family and friends.
Nora was the wife of the late Hubert Carrier of Six Nations and a longtime companion of Gordon Pippard of Niagara Falls, NY.
She is survived by her children Brian (Avery) Carrier, Debbie (Gary) Hachee, Hubert (Dawn) Carrier, William (Kathy) Carrier, Kelly (Yogi) Williams, Lindsay (Leona) Carrier, siblings, Lucille Jamieson, Toby Williams, Lorraine Williams, Doug (Janice) Williams, Dale Williams, Peter Williams, Indian friends Joyce Pembleton, Mike Bomberry, special friend/cousin Lottie Keye, grandchildren Rambo (Terri) Hachee, Jesse Hachee, Ryan (Stephanie) Hachee, Joseph (Cynthia) Connolly, Lindsay Carrier, Bradley (Drashti) Carrier, Robert Carrier, William Carrier Jr., Angel (Chris) Crespo, Nancy (Chris) Carrier, Brianna (Mike) Carrier, 13 great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, and relatives.
Predeceased by her parents Enos, Gladys Williams, daughter Kim, siblings Lester, Stu, Chuckie, Dean Williams, Ruth Johnson, nephews Clinton, Allan, Errol, Tom, and Jack.
Nora will be resting at her home, 1818 Cayuga Rd, Ohsweken, ON, Tuesday, October 11th in the evening with Burial to follow Thursday, October 13th at the Onondaga Longhouse, 2141 Onondaga Rd, Ohsweken, ON, at 1pm.