Our Condolences: Alice McGuire

It is with a tremendous amount of sadness that we acknowledge the passing of Ta’an Kwäch’än Citizen Alice McGuire who passed away on December 9, 2021. Alice Pamela McGuire (nee Cletheroe) was born on April 1, 1935, and was a member of the Jenny Lebarge Family.

Alice served as the first Aboriginal Female Member of the Yukon Legislative Assembly (1978 to 1982) and went on to become an integral member of Ta’an Kwäch’än Council and Ta’an Kwäch’än Council Elder’s Council.

Her dedication and passion for preserving our government’s history will be appreciated for years to come. Her kindness, passion, and strength for building community unity will be forever missed.

On behalf of TKC Council, our hearts are full at this difficult time. We offer our deepest condolences to Alice’s family and sympathy to all in our community who share with us this loss.

-Chief Amanda Leas

Alice McGuire