August 19, 1941 – November 5, 2012
Courage and strength defines a mother/grandmother/great grandmother whose first love is for our Creator and family. With great sadness, we announce the passing of Margaret Ruth Brass-Majoros on November 5, 2012 at the age of 71 years.
Ruth will be remembered for celebrating a lifelong legacy of love for her children and family. A kind-hearted, generous woman of faith, she is known for her sense of humor and encouragement of her loved ones. Her talent for beadwork and making quilts was her favorite pastime. Ruth enjoyed cooking for family & friends and ensured all her visitors were welcomed into her home. She was known for her wealth of knowledge and wisdom. She was an advocate and strong willed woman who inspired our family to maintain the traditional Siksika Beliefs and values. Her lifetime work involved in helping as many individuals especially those affected by Residential Schools. Ruth was member of Anglican Church where she served as President of Anglican Church Women (ACW) and participated at the Calgary Stampede. The most important aspect of Ruth was that she taught her family to believe in our Creator by showing respect and love for people. She was a devoted mother and raised her nieces, nephews and cousins, as her own.
Ruth is survived by her beloved husband Balint (Wally) Majoros, partner of 52 years; children Andrew (Esther), Tracey (Bernie), Stacey (Glenn), Lee (Candace) and Theo and traditional adopted Herman Yellow Old Woman, Eldon Weasel Child, Roger & Charlene Prairie Chicken and Rick and Marion Bearhat, Robin (Gloria) BigSnake, brothers Robert and Willie & Maria Haemmerle from Germany and sister Evelyn. She was blessed with her loving grandchildren: Jas, Drew, Madden, Alex, Lyndon, Amber, R.J, Alrey, Rennan, Pretty, Ainsley, Spencer, Deedre, Manny, Nikki, Courtney; great grandchildren Vance, Deacon, Camry, Aliza, Lukas, Kayden and Brylee; traditional adopted grandchildren, Mackenzie, Jerry, Marlon Bearhat, plus numerous nephews and nieces.
She was predeceased by her parents Richard (Dick) and Emma Brass; her son Dale; brothers Irvine, Jonathan, Morris; sisters Violet, Rosemarie and Pauline Brass; Uncles Felix (Ivy), Moses (Annie) Maguire and Russell (Julia) Wright Sr.; Aunt Millie Raweater; brother in law Gerald Weasel Head and sister in law Rita Brass and cousin Harold Wright.
Funeral Services will be held at ST. JOHN THE DIVINE ANGLICAN CHURCH (P.O. Box 1489
Siksika Nation, AB) on Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Paul Little Walker Cemetery (Siksika, AB). Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The family would like to thank all those who cared for Ruth during her illness and apologizes for anyone who was missed. Special thanks to Siksika Home Care, Bassano Hospital Doctors and nurses.
In living memory of Margaret Brass – Majoros, a tree will be planted at Siksika Nation by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Eastside Memorial Chapel, 5388 MEMORIAL DRIVE N.E., Calgary, AB Telephone: 403-248-8585.Print This Obituary & Condolences