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Crowchild, Thuyna Thu

Crowchild, Thuyna Thu
January 31, 1988 – Calgary, AB
November 10, 2014 – Calgary, AB

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Tina. She will be dearly missed by her loving companion Ryan Potter; her mother Tammy (Bernie) Crowchild; her father Hung (Ngoc) Nguyen; her baby brother David; her loving sisters; Jaime (Jimmy) and Kyla; her precious nieces Haiven and Adrianne; her grandparents Frances (Helmet) Jensen and her Pops Charlie Crowchild; Special Uncles Moun and Elliot; Special Aunties Thuy, Trihn, April and Sandy; Special Cousins Kiet and Phoung and her tiny baby puppy Chloe.

Throughout Tina’s life she spent most of her time with many friends and family. She attended Patrick Airlie Elementary School, Forrest Lawn High School, and Mount Royal University with hopes of achieving her nursing degree. Her hobbies included visiting, shopping, nature walks to her special places by the river, and spending time with her nieces whom she adored.

As a child, Tina and her family sang karaoke and she grew an instant love for songs and enjoyed a variety of music. She collected dolls that she called her babies and took great love and care of them. Her love for life was amazing and beautiful. Tina was a bright light that lit the room with her beauty and grace. Her optimistic personality was one that was adored by many. She left fond memories with the people who met her and she always left everyone with a smile.

Growing up, Tina practiced and valued both her cultural upbringings; traditional Indigenous teachings and her Vietnamese spirituality. Her faith guided her and helped her through everything that she did in life. It was these values that enriched her soul to be the loving and most compassionate person that we all knew. She always said “We are blessed, now stay blessed”, meaning that we must look at the gifts in our life and be humbled for receiving them. Her heart cared and loved everyone so deeply. It is those memories that we all treasure most about her.

Tina left an imprint on everyone’s heart. A legacy of love and light. She was a “legend” as most would say and like all legends, she will forever be remembered. No one could compare to the spirit that she had or to the person that her parents raised her to be.

Tina was predeceased by her Great Grandparents; Edith and Isaac Crowchild; Grandparents Tran Van and Thi Cui Nguyen; her Uncles Colin, Bradley (“Mr. King”), and Emerson; Aunties Scamp and Froggy; and her cousin Jacinda.

The family would like to invite everyone who knew Tina to attend the wake services which will be held at the residence of Frances Jensen Crowchild #2001 Highway 22, Tsuu T’ina Nation, Alberta on Saturday November 15, 2014 at 3:00pm and Sunday November 16, 2014. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 am on Monday November 17, 2014 at the Redwood House #1 Manygreyhorses Drive, Redwood Meadows, Alberta with the burial service at the Tsuu T’ina Nation Cemetery. A traditional feast will follow the grave site services at the residence of Frances Jensen Crowchild. All are welcome. Forward condolences through

In living memory of Tina Crowchild, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Marina Giacomin :

    We are so sorry for your loss. Love Marina & Liane

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  2. Charlene Landrie :

    Tammy my sincere sympathy to you and your family. I cannot attend any services as I am going to Saskatoon tomorrow to visit my 92 year old dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of your loss.

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  3. Charlene Hellson :

    beautiful words to describe such a beautiful person…my deepest condolences

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  4. Paulette Sayers :

    I am so very sorry for your loss. I pray you will will be comforted in her memories. May the Lord be with you all.

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  5. Donna Ouellette :

    Our deepest condolences to the family.
    Tina was blessed with beauty inside and out. Tina’s beautiful smile and loving voice would draw everyone towards her.
    Tina was part of out family for 14 years and there are no words to describe the heartache that she leaves behind.

    Tina we love you and will miss you.

    It is inevitable that we will meet again xoxoxxoxoxo love you our special our angel.

    Donna Gord Ouellette

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  6. Samantha Krewulak :

    I went to Marlborough Elementary School and Bob Edwards Junior High with Tina. She was always laughing and was clearly very intelligent. I pray her family keeps her memory alive by continuing to smile and laugh in her honour.

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  7. I did not know Tina, although I was in in Jamies class at Bob Edwards. I know many that have been effect by the loss of Tina. I send my love and condolences to her family. Rest in peace Tina!

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  8. Tina was a charismatic and beautiful person through and through. I met Tina through Nevada when I was only 13 year old. She always made me laugh and I always had so much fun when she was around. Tina had a fun-loving and vibrant personality; and her smile was contagious. My heart is deeply saddened to hear of this tragic news, however, I am appreciative and lucky that I got to know and spend time with Tina over the years. My deepest condolences, and my heart goes out to all her friends and family. Tina, I know you will be greatly missed by all. You have a lot of people who love you and cared about you.

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  9. jod frank, weis family Nina Smith, Mark Dorman :

    Tammy Francis and family
    Our prayers and support are with you in this time of mourning. Gather all your strength and find that we are standing by your side. Warmest hugs for you and your family!

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  10. May the memories you have keep your soul full and

    the love that surrounds you help your heart heal.

    Our condolences.

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  11. My heart aches for your loss of your lovely daughter, Tammy. I knew her when she was just a little girl, she grew into such a beauty I’m sure, inside and out. I know that she’s not here physically but her sweet memories will remain in your heart forever. Sweet Dreams Tina.

    My condolences to you and family Tammy.

    Deb Glenfield

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  12. Jennifer Nguyen :

    Tammy I am so sadden to just now here about Tina .. Although I met you guys when I was so young . I still think of you guys ..I am lost for words .. I miss you guys .. Love Jennifer Nguyen

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