November 17, 1922 – August 30, 2010
It is with great sadness that the family announce the sudden passing of Elsie (Ena). Ena was born in Morley, AB on November 17, 1922. She received her education at Morley Residential School. Ena was a dedicated family woman and active. She had a passion for her values in culture and the traditions of the Stoney Nakoda Nation. She would participate with her strong beliefs in Sundance ceremonies. Since 1912, her family were one of the first Teepee holders at the Calgary Stampede and still carry on the legacy with her husband Eddie Sr. as Teepee holders at the Calgary Stampede Indian Village. She had a talent for bead work, and with passion she taught her daughters. She loved to display her culture and bead work during Teepee inspection at the Calgary Stampede where she made many friends. She loved the outdoors. In the summer time picking berries, Ena would take great pleasure sharing time with family and friends, especially her daughter Vickie who took good care of her, and although all her grandchildren are special, there are five that lived with her, Hartland, Francine, Renee, Andrew and Glenna.
Elsie is lovingly remembered by her husband of seventy years, Eddie Holloway; children Henry (Kathleen), Eddie (Connie), Delmar (Angie), Keon (Pam), Yvonne, Christine, Vicki, Marilyn(Craig), step daughter Caroline (Wilfred), and Lydia (Larry) Daniels, Margaret Dixon, adopted daughter Debbie Poucette; adopted sons Marshall (Teresa) Clopithorne, Ricky (Denise) Quinn, Clifford (Verna) Powderface, Stan (Gloria) Cowley, Homer (Sheila) Eugene, Freddy Holloway, Danny Gare of Buffalo New York, Leo Prettyoungmen and Tom Runner. Sisters Helen (Walter) Chiniquay, Corrina (Lenny) Wesley, Mary, Eva Baptiste, Mary Stephen; brother Norman (Debbie) Baptiste, sister-in-laws Beatrice Poucette, Clara Snow and Sheila (George) Labelle, Brother-in-law Horace Holloway, Patsy (Jerry) Runner, Jeff (Evelyn) Hunter, Sykes (Wanita) Powderface; adopted brother Roddy (Georgina) Baptiste. Cousins Mina (Charles), Velma (Gerald), Florence (Bruce), Eva (Van), Bruce (Shelly), Darcy (Kathy), Tommie (Debbie), and Diane (Myron). She had thirty grandchildren, thirty three great grandchildren, and six great great grandchildren.
We apologize if we have missed anyone.
Ena was predeceased by her son Clarence (Snowball), Trevor Holloway, parents Alex and Lily Baptiste, six grandchildren Anthony Bernadine, Desina and Noelle, Tristen and T.C. Holloway, brothers Sam, Jimmy, Raymond, Enoch, Genrich Baptiste.
Wake Services will be held at the residence of Ena and Eddie Sr. (Morley, AB) today, Thursday September 2, 2010. Funeral Services will be held at Morley Gymnasium (Morley, AB) on Friday September 3, 2010 at 12:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Chiniki Cemetery (Morley, AB). Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Elsie Holloway, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Cochrane Funeral Home, 369 RAILWAY STREET, COCHRANE. Telephone: (403) 932-4740.Print This Obituary & Condolences