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CARDINAL, George Joseph (Stud Horse)

Born, September 27, 1930 Onion Lake Alberta, passed away November 27, 2014 Strathmore Alberta. George passed away peacefully at the Strathmore Hospital. George is survived by his loving wife Rachel, his children, Karen (Stanford) Three Suns, Angie(Delmer) Holloway(nee: Scalplock), Kelly Cutter, Tilley(Elliot)Cutter, Jenny Goodin, Thelma(Clint) Morning Bird, Tracy(Tara) Cutter, Leeanne Cutter, Lainey Holloway, Rosario (Samantha) Duck Chief, Step Children, Joyce, Clyde, Sam, Karen, Chad, Angel and all of his special grandchildren, great grandchildren and Great, Great Grandchildren, his adopted Children, Rodcliff Poor Eagle (penny), Ricky (Marion) Bear Hat, Annie Wesley, Allan Johnston, Mario (Karen) Water Chief and others too numerous to mention. His siblings Leonard (Nadine) Solway and Donna (Byron) French and Christine Little Chief, In-laws, Vera Stevens, Helen Medicine Traveller, June Duck Chief, Marie (Tom) Healy, Veronica Smith, Floria Duck Chief, Richard Duck Chief, Geraldine (Melvin) Red Gun, Herman (Ida) Duck Chief, Jackie (Clarence) Duck Chief Predeceased by his parents, Margaret Monroe and Henry Cardinal, Fred Stud Horse(Piitohsoahtsis), Edna Good Eagle, Olwen Stud Horse, Doris Stud Horse, Gertrude Stud Horse, Wayne Many Guns, Rosemarie Bear Robe, Marion Water Chief, Lilly (Philip) Many Bears, Jim Munro, Adolphus Monroe. Children: Delphine Cutter and Shelly Cutter and Sheldon Cutter, numerous grandchildren and His Wives; Betsy Cutter and Adele (Duck Chief) Cardinal. George will be sadly missed by the: Cutter, Munro, Duck Chief, Low Horn, First Rider, Scalplock, Jerry’s, Solways, Running Rabbits, Deschamps, Sinclairs, Munroes of Montana, Munro’s of Siksika, Boucher and Heaven fire families who shared his life. The family apologizes for anyone we may have missed.

George came to Siksika when he was 3 years old in 1934 with his mother Margaret and was raised with the Siksika Traditions. George is a descendant from Lone Walker (Ni’towaawahkaa) of the Small Robes Clan (I’naksiyiiksi) of Peigan. Kit Fox Woman (Sinop –akii) daughter of Nitawaawahdaa and Hugo Monro (Rising Wolf – Ma Koyii Poyoksi) son in law of Ni’tawaawahkaa. George was a small man with a big heart, in his 84 years, he had 3 families, all of which he created many memories and inherited many friends and family throughout his journey. His family life began when he met shared his life with Betsy Cutter and fathered 10 Children. Betsy passed away in August of 1970. His second life was shared with Adele Duck Chief whom he married in 1989 and fathered Rosario. George gave his heart to Adele until her passing on November 13, 1995. His remaining years were shared with Rachel Low Horn and his precious babies Gloria and Blackie, puppies who miss him dearly. George was a “Jack of all trades” but his passions were Hockey, Rodeo, fishing, farming, driving his Road Grater, participating in the Sundance and being part of the Horn and Prairie Chicken Societies. George was a proud Chicken Dancer took part and also coordinated many powwows at the old Blackfoot Crossing Powwow site. George loved tinkering around under the hood of his many automobiles, often gathering many to create 1 functioning vehicle. George’s love for hockey did not grow old; he proudly wowed many fans with his goalie skills when he played with the Siksika Old Timer Hockey Team. He then coached the Siksika Minors, Braves, Deerfoots and Buffaloes Hockey Teams. George was well known for his ability to make things happen, he could always be found working. If he had it his way, he would have worked till his dying day. George worked for Public Works and gave of himself so willingly, often leaving his family to ensure the safety of the community. George retired in 2001, not because of his lack of abilities but because Policies required him to, George was 71. His will to work led him to his work with PetroCan. George’s lack of employment did not hinder his desire to work; he switched his focus from the heavy equipment to his lawnmower. The demand for his services urged him to start his lawn mowing business Grasslands Mowing Company. George had much knowledge and was not afraid to voice his opinion on subjects that affected the community. He ensured his voice would be heard by his avid advocacy for Siksika Land Claims, sharing stories as a respected Siksika knowledge keeper. In Georges golden years he loved his puppies and his Bingo, which he was so happy to be able to play 2 days before his passing. George, was well known as Pookh tsotsi and was loved and respected by all who had the pleasure of knowing him and his big heart. George’s traditional and youthful approach to life kept him young, he leaves a remarkable legacy.

Wake Services will be held at the Siksika Piiksapi Memorial Arbor on Wednesday December 3, 2014 at 6:00pm.

Funeral Services will also be held at the Siksika Piiksapi Memorial on Thursday December 4, 2014 at 11:00am

George’s final wish was to be cremated and his ashes buried next to his mother in Browning Montana. In lieu of flowers, the family would like to ask that donations be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or items for the palliative care room at the Strathmore Hospital. The Family would like to Thank the Dr’s and Nurses at the Strathmore Hospital, Siksika Home Care, Dr. McNeely, and friends and family who visited him in the hospital.

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  1. Robin & Gloria :

    To the family of George, friends & relatives. We extend our deepest sympathies to you all. George was indeed a very kind hearted individual….a member of our Nation who will be missed so dearly.
    May our Heavenly Father comfort each & every one of you in this trying time & to know we are praying for you.
    Until we meet again, Pookh Tsotsi, you are home now.

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  2. Pamela Stimson :

    Just wanted send my condolence to you and your family,
    George was also named Georgie Porgie, he was a great man to the Stimson family, the late Adrian Stimson, Lesley, Adrian jr, Jason, Ian and me Pamela Stimson. Our prayers are with you and your family.

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  3. Staci Duchene Wolfe :

    I would like to offer my condolences to the family of George Cardinal. I am so very sorry for your loss.

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  4. Michele Yellow Fly :

    My deepest condolences going to George and family, I remember growing up with the children in Bridge. Those were fun days. George was a gentle, caring man. I will remember all your jokes when you would come to my place of work and talk to me about looking for a job and little anecdotes. Your father, uncle, cousin will be remembered for his many jokes and the hard working man he was. God Bless as you travel on to the arms of our heavenly father.

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  5. Grandpa George…. So sorry we couldn’t be there in your last days. You live strong in great memories! You lived a long happy eventful life! Me and my family are so thankful to have been a part of it. Prayers to my siksika family. See you soon. Love you all

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  6. janetcutter25 :

    RIP! ♡ Grandpa George C….. I will miss you dearly… love you soooooo much! ♡ always your Granddaughter Janet C and your Grand babies Quincy BB & Fancie C…..

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  7. Rest in paradise grampa my prayers and condolences go out to my aunies thelma and leeann uncle kelly and traycie…im praying for you strong and hold together…love u all very much..

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  8. Hello everybody…my condolences…I’m so sorry I couldnt be there…I just heard yesterday…leanne lainey tracey kelly thelma karen I love you all my heart & prayers go out to you & your families…be strong its hard especially this time of the year…but you have eachother & your dad is now your angel

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  9. I am very saddened to learn of my grandfathers passing. I met him only a few times, but he always had a smile on his face and cracked a joke here and there. I wish I could have known him better. I love you Grandpa George.
    Sheena (Colleen Cutter)

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  10. Oh grandpa why did you have to go I miss you everyday I am still heartbroken I love you soooo much

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