Mary (Frank) Firth

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Mary was born in the Yukon Territory (exact location is unknown) on December 23, 1935. She was one of 11 children born to the late John and Rebecca Modeste. Her maternal grandparents were Robert George Sintenilyin and Annie G.(Martin) and her paternal grandparents were Modeste Ts’idehdi’ (Tsetetti) and Macrena. As a child, Mary recalls living on the land with her parents and maternal grandparents. She was sent to All Saints Anglican School in Aklavik at the tender age of six.