Kahnawà:ke Education Center (KEC) (Kahnawà:ke, Quebec – 25 Seskehkó:wa ~ September 2019) – The Kahnawà:ke Education Center expresses deep sadness at the passing of Karonhianónhnha Tsi Ionterihwaienstáhkhwa’s beloved Greenhouse Manager Gary Kanen:to Beauvais.
Gary was a knowledge keeper, a born educator who found joy in imparting invaluable plant knowledge to his students. He never saw his as a nine to five job and was often found in the greenhouse nurturing his plant life on evenings and weekends. His knowledge was vast, peppered with stories and anecdotes from his own childhood as he shared his wisdom.
As part of our educational family, Gary’s presence will be greatly missed. We send our deepest sympathies to his family and loved ones. The education system deeply feels his loss and is so appreciative our students and staff had the opportunity to have benefited from his knowledge.
For more information on this communiqué, contact: Darlene Roberts