September 2, 1985 – January 29, 2012
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the untimely passing of Lance Brian Dodginghorse, who passed away suddenly on Sunday, January 29, 2012 at the age of 26.
Lance was born on September 2nd, 1985. He was an amazing and talented young man who had an infectious laugh and a gorgeous smile. Lance had a way to bring happiness and laughter to all those he loved and who love him. His passions were hockey, art, skateboarding, golf, hunting, mixing music, working with horses, and of course his daughter Catori – his greatest achievement. Lance played hockey for 22 years from the age of 4 and in 2011, Lance proudly represented Tsuu T’ina Nation at the World Police and Fire Games in New York City. He acted in the movie Dream Keepers. He also was certified oilfield drilling technician. Lance had a love of life that will be dearly missed by all of us who were blessed to have had him in our lives. Lance had a very special relationship with all his younger friends. They all looked up to him for his kindness and his mentoring ability. He leaves behind a career as a firefighter with the Tsuu T’ina Nation.
Lance is survived by his fiancée Tashina Saddleback. He leaves behind, his daughter Catori and step daughter Tasia; mom Carrie Dodginghorse and second dad Wright Bruisedhead; his dad Lyle stepmother(Diane); brothers Kyle (Nikki, Gracie, Trinity) and Dalton; step siblings Wilsie (Ayze, Wyatt, Ada) , Junior (Daisy, Weston), and Winter; grandmas Charlotte Manuel and Angeline Dodginghorse and Carol Gottfriedson; godparents Jim Thomas and Gloria Runner; his best friends Bobby Gottfriedson, Brett Crowchild, John, J.R., Jason Onespot, Bobby Buffalo, Theoren Meguinis, Faron, Byron, Kirby Manuel, Tyler Cutknife, Kingsley Duckchief, Lee Brass; sister-in-laws Cher, Joenie Saddleback and honoured parents, Lorraine and Andy Onespot; adopted sister Ticwtkwa Nelson; cherished aunties, Vicki Manuel and Tammy Dodginghorse (Allan) uncle Bob Dodginghorse and aunt Beatrice (Joe) Dodginghorse. Special cousins Shyanne, Tessie, Lacy, Ashley, Alecia, Jada, Cassidy, Lydia, Spencer and Cayson. Cherished Auntie Cindy Big Plume. Lance is predeceased by his grandpa Robert Dodginghorse, Grandma Louise Thomas and Grandma Soyanne Vinnie. In addition, Lance leaves a large number of cousins, friends, and family too numerous to name all. The loss of such an exceptional son and brother to all will never be forgotten.
Wake Services will be held at the residence of Carrie Dodginghorse Range Road 35, Tsuu T’ina Nation, AB, Tuesday, January 31, 2012 and Wednesday February 1, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.
Funeral Services will be held at the Seven Chief’s Sportsplex, Tsuu T’ina Nation, AB on Thursday, Today, February 2, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Lance Dodginghorse, 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