January 3, 1928 – January 11, 2013
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our Mother Rose Dorothy Crane (Kinyewakan – Flying Holy) on January 11, 2013 at the age of 85.
Rose was born on the Oak River Reserve, MB on January 3, 1928. She married Leonard Crane of the Tsuu T’ina Nation in 1949, where they raised eight children. Mom and Dad travelled in the early 1960’s to South America, India, UK, and the USA. She was fundamentally responsible for initiating the addiction healing programs on the Tsuu T’ina Nation. Moms greatest passion was her children as her actions spoke volumes to provide and nurture. Mom will be missed by her 25 Grandchildren and her 32 Great Grandchildren. We would like to thank Dr. S. Mustata and staff at the Renal Clinic, Dr. D. Cook and staff in Internal Medicine and the staff at the Tsuu T’ina Health Center for doing their best to keep our mother with us as long as they could.
Rose’s surviving siblings are Cora (late Howard), Bray, Josephine Kinyewakan, Rita (Carl) Bragdon. Her children; Larry (Anne), Marina, Edna (Alvin), Ralph (Ivonne), Lorna, Daniel (Late Julie), Late Mark (Pearl), Eleanor (Scott), daughter-in-law May, her 4 adopted sons Darryl Whitney (Tammy), Buddy Big Crow (Alison), Late Harry Dodginghorse Jr. (Colleen), Late Stanley Big Plume (Sheryl).
Mom was predeceased by her husband Leonard Crane, and her parents James and Ada Kinyewakan, her brother Morris Kinyewakan (Margaret), sister Nancy Pompana (late Mervin) & Pearly Jane, her son Mark Crane, her daughter in law Julie Spence Crane, Late adopted sons Harry Dodginghorse Jr & Stanley “Chiefy” Big Plume.
Please join us for wake services Monday January 14, 2013 and Tuesday January 15, 2013 at her residence 266 Bullhead Rd, Tsuu T’ina Nation.
Traditional ceremony will be held at 10:00 am at the Sarcee Seven Chief Sportsplex. Funeral services will follow at 1:00 pm. Interment will be at the Tsuu T’ina Cemetery at 3:30 pm. Feast to follow at 5:00 pm. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Rose Crane, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200Print This Obituary & Condolences