Saskatchewan’s First Nations community is mourning the loss of an elder who made a big difference in the lives of many people.

Sarah Gordon Nameth passed away earlier this week at the age of 78.

It may not be a name that is familiar to a lot of people, but supporters of Nameth say she was always there to provide a helping hand, a comforting word and unconditional support.

Sarah was an active member of the Women of the Dawn counselling centre in Regina.

Friends and associates say she always found the time to help, whether it was for people in prison, or young children who did not have enough food to eat.

Darlene Paddy worked with her at the centre and says Nameth promoted traditional culture and Native values.

She also was a great cook who provided bannock and rice pudding to needy children.

A wake for Nameth will be held at the school gym at the Gordon First Nation at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, followed by a funeral on Monday.