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CHIEF CALF-WILDMAN, Hiram Nathan

April 27, 1974 – Lethbridge, AB
December 24, 2013 – Calgary, AB

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our son, brother, father, nephew, grandson, uncle and friend, Hiram Nathan Wildman, on Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at the age of 39 years.

Nathan was an athlete in high school and was an avid volleyball, basketball, hockey player, bull rider and horse whisper. He won various trophies. Nathan was never a lazy person. You would never have to ask him twice (traditional teachings). He also enjoyed horseback riding as he spent many days going to the mountains and chasing wild horses. He would joke and say he was a “mountain man” because he loved nature and being around horses. Being in the mountains brought him peace. Nathan attended Elbow Valley Elementary school as a child and later he completed his high school education at the Morley Community School. Nathan spent two years north of Fort St. John, BC where he learned to become an outdoor survival guide and become a licenced guide.

Nathan was a humble man who had many friends and was the type of person who would greet you with a smile and handshake. He would take his shirt off his back and give it to you.

He is survived by his children, Tamara, Joshua, Nayna, Aneshia, Marcus, Bert and Elizabeth; his mother, Margery; siblings, Amanda (Troy), Marty (Donna), Cleavon, Riley (Sharly), Benjamin (Kim), Melissa (Chris), Lindsay (Myron), Lance, Francis Jr., Justin (Tiffani), Chris (Trish), Leo and Kia; father Francis Chief Calf, Adopted mom, Ora Baptiste;adopted sister Elana, special niece Britni and special nephew, Darius; Aunties, Ramona Wesley, Jeannette (Vidal), Lena (Adam), Ileina (Charles); Catherine and Carmen (Gilbert), Sharon (Arthur), Donna (Clayton), Jackie (Kelly); uncles, Arthur, Daniel (Dorothy), Peter (Stella), Lloyd (Karen) Chris Strangling Wolf Jr. and his grandmothers, Irene McHugh and Christine Dixon and adopted grandfather Horace Holloway and adopted Auntie Joyce Ball.

He was predeceased his paternal uncles Ben Strangling Wolf, Clifford Sweetgrass, Kim Strangling Wolf and Woodrow Strangling Wolf, great aunts Helen Chief Calf and Maude Knife, great uncles Jim and John Chief Calf, grandfathers Leo McHugh and Chris Strangling Wolf, great grandparents Albert and Mary Chief Calf, cousin Raquel Chief Calf, maternal grandfather Bert Wildman, grandmothers Ramona Wildman, Sarah Wildman and uncles Marty Wildman and Gilbert Wildman.

Wake Service to be held at the home of Marty Wildman on Thursday, January 2 and Friday January 3, 2014. Funeral Services will be held at Morley Gymnasium (Morley, AB), on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Chiniki Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Nathan Chief Calf-Wildman, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Cochrane Funeral Home, 369 RAILWAY STREET, COCHRANE. Telephone: (403) 932-4740.

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  1. Donna Hogeland :

    Dear Margery and Family: It was with sadness to have learned of Nathan’s passing. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. I hope it helps somewhat to know that others are keeping you all close in thought. ~ Kindest personal regards, Donna

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