March 18, 1915 – January 12, 2013
Harold is survived by his children, Harley (Mildred) Crowchild, Elizabeth Crowchild (Noel), Calvin Crowchild, Vera (Sid) Crowchild, Diane Meguinis, Jim Two Guns, Pauline (Poncho) Jacobs, Donna Meguinis, Karen (Dave) Meguinis, and step-sons Brian (Ann) Meguinis, Gerald (Violet) Meguinis, daughters-in-law, Colleen Crowchild, Bernadette Crowchild, forty one grandchildren, one hundred and four great-grandchildren, thirty one great-great-grandchildren, brother Russel Bigcrow, numerous nieces, nephews, relations, friends and adopted. He was predeceased by his parents, Bertie Crowchild and Katie Starlight, his Inaa Bessie Meguinis, wife Helen Meguinis, brother Isaac Crowchild, sister Katie Dodginghorse, son Rupert Crowchild, grandsons Wesley Crowchild and Bob Noel, granddaughters Violet Gay Noel, Mabeline Crowchild, great-grandchildren, Theoren Meguinis, Eli Bigcrow, Jonas Crowchild, Loranne Smallboy, great-great-grand-daughter Keely Sky Saulteaux, great-great grandson Jayles Beaver.
Harold’s greatest gift to his family was love, laughter and honest hard working ethics, to achieve, and never be afraid to try or give up. His fun loving nature was to treat everyone with kindness, respect and sharing. His gift of story telling and reminiscing. His Heart, his blood lives on within his family for generations to come. Harold’s greatest gift to his people and our country was he fought in World War II with the headquarters 4th Canadian Armed Division in active duty. He served in the United Kingdom, France, Holland and Germany as a trooper. His medals & decorations from the war; 1939-1945 – Star, France/Germany – Star & Defence medal, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp, War Medal 1939-1945. Harold’s greatest passion and natural ability was being a true cowboy, rodeo and the love for his horses and special horse “Boots”. He would ride his horses to hunt, ride his horses to visit and ride his horses to pay respect to his grandson’s funeral, ride his horses to wherever he wanted to go. He rode and broke horses well into his age of eighties. Harold lived a long and humble life. He will always be remembered as the warrior “Iron Shield” who helped saved our country. And, a true cowboy always riding on his horse.
The family wishes to thank; Jolene Makosis, Veronica Grosariu, Colleen Crowchild, Kelly Crowchild, Joni Big Plume, Ethel Jacobs, the Tsuu T’ina Health Center, Gigi, Hilda, Gabby, Cathy, Tammy, Connie, Amy and Megan, the Mackenzie Town Home Care Facility and all those that brought him joy, laughter and well being throughout his life time.
“The family wishes to give their heartfelt gratitude to Karen, Dave, Richard, Braden, Hayley, Jim, JJ, Marshall, Marcie and Megan for their love and care of ? Itaa”
Wake Services will take place at his home, Karen Meguinis residence, #123 Big Knife Road, Tsuu T’ina Nation, AB on Thursday, January 17, 2013 and Friday, January 18, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
Traditional Funeral Services will take place at his home early Saturday morning. Military Services will take place at the Sarcee Seven Chiefs Complex, Tsuu T’ina Nation, AB on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. The family would like to invite you to join them for a traditional feast after the graveside at the Sarcee Seven Chiefs Complex, Tsuu Tina Nation, AB. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The family wishes that no flowers be brought. Harold always had much compassion for the hungry and those in need. Therefore we would greatly appreciate a food or cash donation be brought for the Veteran’s Food Bank.
In living memory of Harold Crowchild, 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