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BRASS-MAJOROS, Margaret Ruth Issayo’oahtowa (Always hear her)

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 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.

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  1. Robin & Gloria :

    Na-Ah Issayo’oahtowa,
    Thank you for all that you have done for me, I will always cherish the love you gave me and the guidiance you showed me. We’re gonna miss you very much. We love you and will always keep you in our hearts. Thanks Mom.

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  2. Jackie (Many Heads) Weasel Fat :

    To the family of Ruth – I just wanted to let you know that Ruth was a very beautiful woman and I always enjoyed our visits regarding her beadwork products and her quiltmaking products; she will be missed very dearly – my prayers go out to the family – God Bless You All!

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  3. Leandra Water Chief :

    Sending my sincerest condolences to the Brass family, Ruth was a beautiful woman, God bless u all…

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  4. Ruth was a phenomenal woman who touched so many lives. My deepest condolences to her family and loved ones. May you rest easy in the Creator’s arms Ruth.

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  5. Marion (daughter of Willi Haemmerle) from Germany :

    I met Ruth and her parents the first time in 1970. Since that time I got the chance to vistit her and her family several times. For me and my family was it always the best place to be in Canada. I am carrying all the experiences deep in my heart.
    I am very sad and I will never forget her. She was a wonderful warmhearted woman with a great knowledge.
    God bless you all!!!! <3

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  6. Willi & Maria Haemmerle :

    Three months ago we were visited It’s hard to understand, one of our best friends is gone forever. Sister, we will keep you in our thoughts. Our prayers to the family
    Willi, Maria and Benjamin from Germany

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  7. Imre Bukovenszky :

    A big thanks to him everything he has done for me.
    My condolences to the family.

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  8. Stefanie Graeme :

    Dear familiy of Ruth, now I read in the internet, that Ruth is dead. I feel very sorry about that. I visit her and her familiy long time ago, together with Birgit Breuer, Herb Breuers doughter. She was always so kind an friendly to me and Birgit. She will be allways in my mind and in my heart because I was impressed of her an her family. Many greetings to Wally and the doughters, sons and grandchildren of Ruth.

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