(Known as Half a Hide and Western Superman)
July 4, 1931- Calgary, AB
September 2, 2013 – Calgary, AB
Roy was born July 4, 1931 in a Teepee at Stampede grounds in Calgary, AB. And passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Monday, September 2, 2013 at 82 years. Roy attended Old Sun Residential School and went to Bible College and trained as a chiropractor in Buffalo NY. He was a rancher, farmer, trapper, carpenter, game warden, hockey player, Sisika band councillor, auctioneer, horse doctor and whisperer (True Horseman). His passion was his horses, especially Blackjack. He was a proficient horse breeder, broke many horses in his day and was a Bronc Rider in Rodeo. Roy was the stock contractor for the Ayoungman Family Rodeo. He was a compassionate, gentle natured man with a sense of humour. When he hunted, fished, or grew a garden he always shared and distributed the food with relatives and surrounding neighbours. Roy was known for his avid storytelling, singing, yodelling and powwow songs. Survived by his children Merle (Melvin), Hank, Alisa, George, Kaye, Maxine (Elvin). He is survived by his sister Alice, Aileen and Rena and numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents Anthony and Rosie, wife Marie and daughter Roma; grandchildren; Elvina and twins Luke and Eve, Kira and Ryan; sister; Mildred, brothers; Arthur and Harry; adopted brothers and sisters; Violet Spotted Eagle, Jesse Olds, Harry Wolf Ear, Hank Kellar, Jim Groves and Bill McBeth. A special thank you to the Foothills Hospital, Rockyview Hospital, Southwood Hospice, Hillcrest Extendicare, Sarcee Carewest, and Siksika Elders Lodge. In honouring Roy western wear is optional.
Wake Services will be held at the St John the Divine Anglican Church, Siksika Nation, AB on Sunday September 8, 2013 at 7:00pm.
Funeral Service will be celebrated at Gordon Yellow Fly Memorial Arbour, Siksika Nation, AB on Monday September 9, 2013 at 1:00pm . Graveside Service to follow at Canon Stockton, Cemetery (Siksika Nation, AB). Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Roy Ayoungman, a tree will be planted at Siksika Nation, AB by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200Print This Obituary & Condolences