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CROWCHILD, Violet Nemiya

November 17, 1918 – Tsuu T’ina, Alberta
September 20, 2014 – Tsuu T’ina, Alberta

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Violet Crowchild of Tsuu T’ina, AB on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at the age of 95 years.

Violet was born, raised and spent her life-time on Tsuu T’ina Nation. She worked all her life, starting as a cleaning lady, then a cook and after training she became an Education Councillor. Violet worked very hard and raised all her children to be hard workers. She was also active in the ranching industry. Violet taught her children how to raise cattle and horses. She also raised chickens, geese, ducks and turkeys. Her grandchildren gave her the name “Sugar Gran”. They thought she was full of sugar and sweet.

Violet is survived by her children, Harley (Mildred), Regina, Calvin, Vera Marie and Sandra; a brother Roy Otter; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. She was predeceased by her two sons Rudy and Rupert; her parents Oscar and Daisy Otter; a brother Alfred; a sister Rosie; grandchildren Bobby, Wesley, Mabeline, and Violet; great-grandchildren Eli, Jonas and Loran and great-great-grandchildren Veda and Keely. The family apologizes for anyone they may have missed.

Wake Services will be held at Violet’s home (Tsuu T’ina, AB) on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at Sarcee Seven Chiefs Sportplex (Tsuu T’ina, AB) on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Tsuu T’ina Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through The family wishes to thank all the service providers especially Josephine Crowchild from South Campus Hospital for the wonderful care given to Violet.

In living memory of Violet Nemiya, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Please accept my condolences for the loss of such a marvelous woman. My prayers are extended to the family in this time of loss. May she be welcomed home into the loving arms of her Father in Heaven.

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  2. elizabeth ducharme :

    Sorry for your loss Auntie Sandra

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  3. To the family of Violet Crow Child:
    So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. My prayers and thoughts are with you. Take care. My condolences.

    Tina Pace

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