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August 30, 1945 – January 18, 2011
‘Onistaomaahkaa’ – Running Calf
‘Mi-kai-stoowa’ – Red Crow Coming, formerly known as

Raymond Crow Chief, 65 years of age, passed away on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary. His final days were spent surrounded by family and friends that he had touched in some way throughout his life.

Raymond is survived by his sons Chico, Darrel, Delanie, and Rocky; and daughters Shaina and Tamara; and special grand-children Tia and Tashon; step-children Duane (Joanne), Russell, Wanda, Sam, Julia (Quinn), Marcia (John), Candace; his two sisters Alma Young Man and Isabel (George) Olivier, aunts Maggie Black Kettle and Rose alma Many Shots; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, sister-in-law Annie Running Rabbit; brother-in-laws Larry (Laverne), Wayne (Beverly), Clarence, Sr., and many close friends; and extended families: Good Eagles, Sleighs, Sitting Eagles, Many Fires, Calf Robes, Rabbit Carriers, Big Snakes, Drunken Chiefs, Many Shots, Weasel Heads, Wolf Legs, Little Chiefs, Weasel Moccasins, Tail Feathers, Turning Robes, Axes, Royals, Bear Robes, Bear Shirts, and Hairy Bulls. The family apologizes if they missed anyone. He is predeceased by his wife of 33 years Angeline Leather; parents George and Delores Crow Chief; brothers Hugh, Glen, and Ralph; sisters Dorothy, Delphine and Cecilia; aunts Lucy Weasel Head; and uncles Ben Sitting Eagle, Simon Sitting Eagle, and Ben Calf Robe.

Raymond started dancing at a very young age at the Calgary Stampede and was a Teepee owner at the Calgary Stampede Indian Village for over 25 years. Raymond had a passion for dancing, which resulted in travelling extensively to places such as Europe, Hawaii, Hong Kong, Australia, and various locations throughout the United States and Canada. He was also an original member of the Blackfoot A-1 Club Drummers. He enjoyed attending pow-wows, nationally and internationally. Raymond was one the original members of the repatriation of the Blackfoot sacred artifacts and was a member of the Horn Society. He actively participated in every Sun Dance and strongly supported the Buffalo Women Society, as well as other societies. Raymond was also the spiritual advisor for the Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park and Siksika Medicine Lodge. He believed in the restoration of the Siksika language and culture. Raymond served as a board member for the Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park, Board of Education, and Siksika Minor Hockey. He also made his cursillo in 1988 and was very involved in the cursillo movement. Raymond was the leader and one of the founders (1992) of the Na-Soo-Wa Society Riders and a native liaison to Calgary Police Service.

Raymond acted as a mentor and advisor to his nephews and nieces and all those who came into contact with him. He shared his traditional knowledge and our way of life through the creator. Raymond took his nephews and nieces as his own children and supported their endeavours. He was also recognized as the number one hockey parent. Siksika will sadly miss Raymond, as he was considered a great spiritual elder and advisor.

Wake Services will be held at the Gordon Yellow Fly Memorial Arbour (Siksika Nation, AB) on Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at 6:00 pm. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Trinity Catholic Church (Siksika Nation, AB) on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at the Little Washington Cemetery (Siksika Nation, AB). Forward condolences through The family would like to thank all of the staff at the Foothills Hospital ICU for their compassionate care and all those for their thoughts and prayers.

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

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  1. Steve Saunders :

    To the family,

    My heartfelt condolences to everyone on Raymond’s and Angeline’s passing. I was fortunate to get to know them both at the Indian Village, where I volunteered for 9 years. Raymond was a valued and respected teepee owner whose opinions always carried great weight with the rest of us. He will be missed.

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  2. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of heartbreak and sorrow, there is comfort in knowing that he is once again standing beside his loving wife.

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  3. Jacqueline Poor Eagle :

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family as they journey through this very sad time in their life, may the creator be by your side giving you the strength to carry on. Raymond and Angeline will be missed.

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  4. Corrine Duck Chief :

    My family sends our condolences to the Leather and Crow Chief families….Raymond and Angeline were the kindest of people, always willing to chat & always so friendly…they were very kind to our family and they will be missed by all….God Bless them both

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  5. Sidney Michael Kearns :

    To the Siksika Nation,

    My deepest condolences on the passing of Raymond Crow Chief and his wife Angeline. I was honoured to have met Raymond and many others of his friends and family at the July 2009 Siksika Sundance. While there with my friend Fair Ghost, I was priviledged to witness the Buffalo Women Society Dance, and to experience the warmth and generosity of Raymond and his people. May he and Angeline rest in peace.

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  6. Shirley Hill and Luke White Man :

    To Raymond’s Family,

    We are sad to hear of Raymond’s passing, our thoughts and prayers are with you during your time of loss.

    May the Creator watch over your family and may you find peace and comfort in prayer.

    With Our Deepest Sympathy,
    Shirley Hill and Luke White Man

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  7. Jackie Weasel Fat :

    To the Crow Chief Family – my prayers and thoughts go out to all of you – always remember that Raymond was a valuable member of Siksika Nation and his spirit will live on always.

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  8. geraldine turning robe :

    Sending out my condolences to the family of Raymond Crow Chief…knowing him as a little girl he is at home with our blessed saviour for he had a kind heart…may he rest in peace.

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  9. Michael Schonberger :

    He was one of my favourite people to see at the Stampede. I always loved talking to him year after year, my love, thoughts and prayers are with your fmily in this time. May God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit be your comfort in this time.

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  10. Willi Haemmerle :

    To the family
    I lost a good friend
    Willi Hammer and family from Germany

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