BIG EYE, Clifford (Eagle Child- Axe)
January 15, 1947 – November 8, 2012
Jockey our Brother, Uncle, Father and Friend, made his final ride to be reunited with the love of his life Late Mary Lucille (Annie) Bad Eagle for eternity.
Jockey was a working Cowboy, Jockey and Horseman throughout Siksika, Peigan, and Kainai. Throughout his lifetime he made numerous friends and always had his door open for all who knew him. Jockey has a passion for Horses whether it was training, riding, roping, breaking, and racing on the track, harness, chariot and Chuck wagons. Jockey loved the life of a Cowboy and would attend all the Rodeo’s to compete, mentor and support friends and family. Jockey’s family ties encompassed a unique traditional way of upbringing in the Blackfoot ways of life. He portrayed all the attributes of his family culture, traditions and Horsemanship abilities that he learned from a very young age. Jockey always acknowledged everyone with a smile and a funny story. Jockey’s generous attributes included numerous talents and gifts that he loved to share. In-light of the sorrow of Jockey’s passing the family is comforted that he had a full life filled with endearing love.
Father late Peter Axe, Siblings Donna (Wilton) Raweater, Ruby Doore, late Geraldine Medicine Sheild, late Edward (shoe shine) Axe. Adopted father Jack Big Eye, mother late Josephine (Eagle Child) Big Eye, siblings late Jessie Three Persons, late Clarence (Rusty) Big Eye Beatrice Black Water, Marie Big Eye, Michael Dan, Joanne Dan, Lambert Eagle Tail Feathers, Jimmy, Gregory, Theresa, Gail, Morris, Gildas, Jackie, Adeline, Lyanna, Clarence. Adopted by late Frank and Mary Medicine Shield. Siblings raised with Veronica (Wayne) Fox, Mary Anne Wells, late Medicine Shield sisters and brothers Mary Louise, Rosie, Francis, Jane, Christine, Steven, Frank, Joseph, George. Adopted daughters Pam Spring Chief and Rhondelle Axe, Sharon Knowlton; grandchildren Shianne Spring Chief, Taneah, Allister, Jarren Axe and great grandson Kallan Sping Chief. The descendants of Peter Axe, Francis Axe and Daisy Axe, Josephine (Eagle Child) Big Eye, Jack Big Eye, Frank and Mary Medicine Shield and Pius Three Suns are looking after the funeral arrangements.
Wake Services will be held at the Gordon Yellowfly Memorial Arbour Siksika Nation, AB on Friday November 16, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.
Funeral Service will be held at the Gordon Yellow Fly Memorial Arbour on Saturday November 17, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Little Washington Cemetery (Siksika Nation, AB). Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Clifford Big Eye, a tree will be planted at Siksika Nation by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Eastside Memorial Chapel, 5388 MEMORIAL DRIVE N.E. Telephone: (403) 248-8585.Print This Obituary & Condolences