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Quentin Robert Benais

Quentin Robert Benais

Dec. 23, 1994 - April 16, 2014

Quentin Robert Benais, 19, of Red Lake, Minnesota died Saturday, April 16th, 2014 in Red Lake, Minnesota.

Funeral Services will be 11:00 am, Sunday, April 27th, 2014 at the Red Lake Community Center in Red Lake, MN with Spiritual Leader Steve Jackson officiating. A wake will be held starting Friday, April 25th, 2014 at 2:00pm at the Red Lake Community Center. Interment will be at the Fox Point Cemetery in Redby, MN.

Quentin was born December 23rd, 1994 the son of Anita Bellanger and Bobby Benais, Sr.

He was raised in Red Lake, MN, and graduated from the Alumni McFord High School in Dallas, Texas. He liked to listen to music and spend time with his friends. Quentin enjoyed playing guitar, especially Johnny Cash and Lynyrd Skynyrd songs. He was a talented artist and could draw exceptionally well. He also enjoyed hunting, trapping, and fishing. He loved his brothers very much. Quentin was learning to speak Ojibwe really well and wanted to encourage others to learn the language as well.

Quentin wanted his words to be heard at his wake and for the whole reservation. He regretted any harm or wrong-doing he had caused anyone, and he forgave the ones who had hurt him. He just wanted to see everyone succeed. He wanted to see a change on the reservation and for everyone to teach the new generation our tradition and culture, and not the negative ways of life. He felt strongly that we are all of one love and one family.

He is survived by his mother, Anita Bellanger; his step-dad, Greg Branchaud; his father, Bobby Benais, Sr.; his brothers, Brian (Emily) Bellanger, Matthew (Chantel) Bellanger, Bobby Benais, Jr., Jacob Benais, and Trevor Benais; his nieces and nephew; numerous aunties and uncles; his beloved dog, Rosco; his two fat cats, Simon and Sebastian; and many friends.

He was preceded in death by grandparent, Antoine Bellanger, Sr., Ardelle “Joanie” Blue, Albert Benais, Sr., and Josephine Benais; his brother, Joshua Bellanger; his girlfriend, Kaitlyn M. Brown; his cousins, Violet Jackson and Chucky Bellanger; his auntie, Mary Benais; and his great-grandparents.

Casketbearers will be Steve Bellanger, Brian Bellanger, Bobby Benais, Jr., Matthew Bellanger, Jacob Benais, Trevor Benais, Ian Oakgrove, Robert Hanson, and Hunter Beaulieu.

Honorary Casketbearers will be Laura Lussier, James Miller, Anthony Wells, Brianna Sigana, Chantel Varns, Emily Bellanger, Diane Lussier, Carrie Bellanger, and Donnie Bellanger.

 

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