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)243-8200Print This Obituary & Condolences