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Lizzie Saunders, dead at 36: the reality of living homeless in Montreal – NunatsiaqOnline
by ahnationtalk onOctober 12, 201731 Views
October 12, 2017
MONTREAL—Lizzie Saunders was known among her friends and family for her over-the-top kuniks.
To her, if your nose or face didn’t hurt after Inuktitut kisses, you weren’t doing it right, says Barbara McDonald, the president of Tasiutigiit—a Montreal support group for cross-cultural Inuit and First Nations families—and the adoptive mother of Saunders’ four-year-old son Prince.
Of the 75 children McDonald has fostered or adopted over the past 45 years, Saunders was the only mother who would travel across the city to give McDonald a cart full of as much baby formula and diapers as she could muster.
Though she was unable to do it full time, Saunders was determined to help raise her son. She was always presentable and never intoxicated when visiting with Prince, McDonald said.