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BULL BEAR – Irene

January 23, 1925 – April 15, 2011

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Naht-Kooh-tooh-moohts-tah. We were fortunate to have our mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great great grandmother, sister, auntie and friend for 86 years.

Irene lived life to the fullest up until her sickness restricted her from her favourite pastimes like listening to music, dancing, visiting, dolling up, being with her grandchildren and gatherings. Irene was also known as a Foster Parent for Siksika Child Welfare (15 years). Irene is survived by her children; Lorraine Stevens, Blanche (Mandel) Rex, Roxanne, Lionel (Colleen) Two Horns, Robert Prosper, Freda Wolf Child, her babes, Clinton Turning Robe and Trisha Cutter. Karen (Stanford), Tilley (Elliott), Kelly, Thelma, Leeanne, Tracy (Tara), Lainey, Randy (Doreen), Stella (Neil), Rosabelle, Geraldine (Errol), Frank Jr (Trina), Rose and Wayne (Veronica); her adopted children, Jenny Axe, Debby Spotted One, Dorine Wright, Mavis Running Rabbit and Jeanette Stevens.

Although she loved all three generations of grandchildren, a special thank you to granddaughters who took extra care of grandma Stacey Many heads and Andrea Two Horns. Also brothers and sisters; Helen Medicine Traveller, Walter (Connie), Clement (Flora), Douglas (Beverly), Betty (William), Joan (Lawrence) Poor Eagle, Mary Lillian Cutter. Irene comes from the family of Cutter’s, Running Bird’s, Low Horn, Junior McHugh, Late Lottie One Spot, Little Chief’s, Delaney’s, Judy (Kenneth) Doore, Big Eye’s, Royal’s, Many Bears and Bull Bear’s. The family apologizes if they have missed anybody.

Irene was predeceased by numerous extended family members.

Wake Services will be held at the residence of Irene Bull Bear on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 6:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Siksika Nation, AB on Thursday, April 21, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Canon Stockton Cemetery. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Family of Irene would like to thank Airdrie Bethany care Centre for her daily care and hospitality.

In living memory of Irene Bull Bear, a tree will be planted at Siksik Nation, AB by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200

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  1. Terrylene and Ronald Many Heads :

    We were very lucky to have known Irene, she was such a fun and beautiful person. May God Bless Irene and comfort her family.

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  2. geraldine turningrobe :

    Love you sweet mother I knew after my loving momma left you were there for my dad & helped us get thru’ knowing that life wasn’t ever gonna be easy without our natural mom you managed to ease my pain by always letting me talk about her to you when you told me I will never forget her but to let her rest in peace but leave her in my heart…I never forgot your words…God rest your soul lovely lady!!! to my brothers & sisters, weep but know she is happy now & we will never forget each other as family!!!

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  3. Amie Melting Tallow & Children & Family :

    We express our deepest sympathy for our elder Irene and are deeply touched by her passing. But we are glad she lived a long life. On behalf of Joesph Platero, we extend our love and comfort at this time of grief and sorrow – especially to Lyle Two Horns.

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  4. Noran & Florene C. Robe :

    We would like to send our condolences to all the family of Irene, she was such a wonderful lady. I will always treasure the story she shared with me, about how she took my mother when she was a baby. Our prayers are with you.

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