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Baptiste, Marcel Bonin (Nun)

Marcel Bonin (Nun) was called home suddenly by the Creator on the beautiful evening of Monday, April 30, 2007, at the age of 44 years.

Marcel was born on May 24, 1962 in Calgary and educated at Morley. He was employed with the Bearspaw Housing Department and also enjoyed working as a security guard. He loved being outdoors, hunting and playing guitar. He had a strong belief in the traditional culture. Marcel participated in making three movies; Dream Keeper, The Real Eve and Out In L.A.

Marcel is survived by his beloved wife of eleven years, Ora Baptiste; mother Irene; children, Clarissa, Bonnie, Savannah, Larrisa, Marcel Jr., James and Marcus; adopted children, Nathan Chief Calf, Preston Shortneck, Tisah Rollinmud, Kathy Salter, Deanna Goodstoney, Elana Holloway, and Toni Holloway Baptiste; his five grandchildren; brothers, Harvey (Cecilia), Henry, Hank, (Joyleen), Elston, Preston, one adopted brother Allister Twoyoungmen; sisters Debbie Baptiste and Kathy; aunties, Georgie (Mac) Chiniquay, Violet Rider, Carol (Bud) Crawler, Elsie (Eddie) Holloway, Helen (Walter) Chiniquay, Mary and Eva Baptiste, Maxine, Helene Chiniquay, Phyllis Ear, and Cassie and Elva Lefthand; uncles Norman (Debbie) Baptiste and Martin (Vera); grandma Tina Holloway; cousins, Shirley (Clarence), Linda (Randy), Debbie (Terry), Henry (Kathy), Keon (Pam), Rosie (Lenard), Oral (Joy), Steward Dixon, Claude Lefthand, Vivian, Wyatt (Loretta), Joe (Cassandra) and Jason; father-in-law Horace Holloway; sisters-in-law, Maxine, Marlene, Cecilia (Jay), Jeanette, Caroline, Felicia and Brenda Salter; brothers-in-law, Glen (Brenda), Perry (Leanne) and Keith (Jubileen) Cecil. Marcel is also survived by his numerous cousins, aunties, uncles, nieces, nephews, friends and other close and extended relatives of the Rider, Baptiste, Holloway, Chiniquay, Ear, Daniels, Dixon, Lefthand and Poucette families. We would like to apologize to anyone we may have missed. Marcel was pre-deceased by his son Christopher Stevens; father Sam Baptiste; brothers Samuel and Aubrey Baptiste; nephew Brandon (Chief) Baptiste; uncles Enoch, Jimmy, Alex Jr., Ray, and Genrich Baptiste; aunt Rhonda Holloway; maternal grandparents Sarah and Isiah Rider; and paternal grandparents Alex and Lilly Baptiste; and cousins Tommy, Jimmy, and Teresa Chiniquay.

Wake Services will be held at the residence of Ora Baptiste (Morley, AB) today, May 5 and Sunday, May 6, 2007. Funeral Services will be celebrated at Morley Gymnasium (Morley, AB) on Monday, May 7, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Bearspaw Cemetery (Morley, AB). Forward condolences through

In living memory of Marcel Baptiste, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Cochrane Funeral Home, 369 RAILWAY STREET, COCHRANE. Telephone: (403) 932-4740.

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  1. Vonnisa Baptiste :

    Always and Forever will I keep you in my heart. You’ve inspired me spiritually and mentally, your love and words of wisdom will carry on forever. I love and Miss You!
    The best uncle I ever had.

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  2. There isnt a day that goes by that your not somehow on my mind
    I miss you & love u forever dad.

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  3. I love you Dad!
    You’ll always be in my heart forever and always.

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  4. Natasha Hunter :

    Your Still remembered your still here , every now and then I look back on what you have taught me… and I can never forget how gifted you were ! your like the only uncle That cared! I Love you and miss you …. Rest In Peace <3

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  5. Debbie Baptiste :

    Although it’s been 7 years since you left, you are still very much alive in my heart. I love you and miss you my brother.

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  6. Marcel Crawler :

    Hey dad, man I didn’t know we could comment on here, well its been 9 yrs since you left us, a lot has changed in my life. I have kids now, my boy Devante really looks like you, Ena even calls him nun too, (laughs) I have another boy named Dante he reminds me a lot of me, he’s a tough one too. I also have 3 daughters and 1 step daughter. D’Anna I named her after mom, and Samantha she really looks like mom, and my baby girl Hailey
    Star, and my beautiful step daughter Teliesha. I just want to let you know that you have such beautiful grandchildren, and everyday I wish that you were here to see them, to cherish them to adore them and bring them gifts, shower them with love and blessings cause that’s what you shared was your heart and that made you everybody’s favorite uncle. I wish you were still alive, I miss you it’s been a while since I cried, I want to let you know that I’ve forgiven you, Im not mad at you anymore, I love you. You always told me to be strong, thank you dad, I will pass down that strength to my children, cause it was passed down to me from a warrior. We’ve been through a lot as well but I know that our love is only growing stronger each day. I will tell my kids about you, I will show them your art, your films you participated in, the beautiful human being that you were, and most definitely I will tell them, that they are your grandchildren, that there grandpa was my dad forever an ever we love you dad !!!

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