Rupert is survived by his beloved children, Leanne Crowchild, Blaine Crowchild, granddaughter, Karley Crowchild, and predeceased by his late son, Wesley Crowchild. He is also survived by his parents, Violet and Harold Crowchild, brothers and sisters, Harley Crowchild, Regina Noel, Calvin Crowchild, Vera Marie Crowchild, Sandra Crowchild, Jim Meguinis, Diane Meguinis, Pauline Jacobs, Karen Meguinis, Donna Meguinis.
~ That Old Stetson Hat Is Now Retired ~
Rupert is now in the loving hands of our creator to join his late son, Wesley Crowchild. Rupert was a hardworking man throughout his life and lived life on his terms. Although Rupert was a solitary man, he dearly loved his children Leanne, Blaine, late Wesley and his cherished granddaughter Karley. He was very proud of his children’s accomplishments and taught his children to be self-sufficient and hard working adults. His granddaughter Karley loved coming out to visit him on his ranch to spend time doing things together. She was a special joy to him and a last remaining connection to his late son Wes. Rupert had a special bond with his mother Violet and could be seen most days visiting her.
Rupert ranched all his life on the Tsuu T’ina Nation. His passion for the western way of life can be seen in his past endeavours through his early years in rodeo. He later raised cattle and horses for various reasons but one of his most enjoyable past-times was raising bucking stock and seeing the fruits of his labour when he would sell an occasional horse that made it to the National Finals. His love for this way of life never ceased; he continued to tend to his ranch and his horses in his later years up to the end. Rupert lived life to the end doing what he loved the most and that was riding his horses.
Rupert left many relatives behind too numerous to mention. He will be sadly missed by his family. He leaves behind his dear children, Leanne (Dave), Blaine; granddaughter, Karley; daughter-in-law, Kelli Wiese; mother, Violet Crowchild; father, Harold Crowchild; brothers and sisters, Harley Crowchild (Mildred), Regina Noel, Calvin Crowchild, Vera Marie Crowchild (Sid), and Sandra Crowchild. He also leaves behind his nieces and nephews, Gilbert Crowchild (Pam), Darrell Crowchild (Rhonda), Jackie Manossa, Coreen Big Crow (Wilfred), Mona Crowchild, Jenny Saulteaux, Leona Onespot (Christopher), Greg Noel, Chico Noel, Rossi Crowchild, Dawn Smallboy (Lorne), Kelly Crowchild (Elmer), Nadine Crowchild, Ginger Crowchild (Dave), Emmet Crowchild (Dana), Shane Crowchild. Rupert was also predeceased by his nephew, Bobby Noel; friend, Dale Big Plume; and a very special cousin, Roger Runner.
Wake Services will be held at the Rupert Crowchild residence on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 7:00 P.M. Funeral Services will be held at Our Lady Of Peace Catholic Church (3700 Anderson Road S.W., Tsuu T’ina Nation, AB) on Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 1:00 P.M. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The Crowchild family wishes to thank all those who came out to help in our search for our loved one. Special thanks to the Foothills Search and Rescue Team and volunteers. Also a very special thanks to Wright Bruised Head and all the riders who came out to help as well as the RCMP and Tsuu T’ina Nation Tribal Police. We are most grateful to everyone who helped in our time of need.
In living memory of Rupert 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) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences