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HOLLOWAY, Eddie Sr. iya To (Blue Mountain)

August 1, 1921 – November 4, 2012

We are announcing the celebration of the long prosperous life of 91 years, Ada has now left to be with the Creator and join Ena (Elsie).

Ada was born in Morley he attended Morley Residential school. Ada was married to Ena Elsie in 1939. He was elected in leadership as a Councllor for 10 years. Throughout his life he was a member of National Brother hood. Ada embraced and honoured cultural values and traditions such as sundances; as an organizer, he enjoyed to participate in round dances. He was knowledgeable in horsemanship and hunting, in his younger days he, he was a rodeo a champion in calf roping and an all around cowboy. He was also a self-taught musician, playing harmonica; he enjoyed playing with his sons. He took great pride being a member of the Calgary Stampede. He was teepee owner since 1969. He was a member of Board of director as well as a Director of Buffalo Nation in Banff. Ada enjoy watching hockey, especially Canmore Eagles, and watching his grandchildren play hockey . Ada’s fabulous sense of humour, his wonderful way with words, and his soft and tender heart can never be replaced.

He is lovingly remembered by his four sons Henry (Kath), Eddie (Connie), Delmar (Angie), Keon (Pam), his daughters Caroling (Wilfred), Yvonne Christine Lydia (Larry), Victoria, Marilyn(Craig); adopted sons Danny Gare from Buffalo New York, Homer (Sheilia), Freddy, Eugene, Clifford (Verna) Powderface, Brian Weise Leo Prettyoungmen, Marshall (Teresa) Coperthorne, Ricky(Denise) Quinn, and adoped daughter Debbie Poucette. As well, his brother Horace Holloway and sisters Beatrice, Ruby, Sheilia (George); brother-in-law Norman (Debbie), sister-in-laws Helen (Walter) and Mary Eva. Ada has relative`s from Brocket, Standoff, Siksikia as well as by numerous extended family members and friends.

Ada was predeceased by his wife Elsie, his parents Horace and Christine; his son Clarence, grandson Anthony, granddaughters Bernading, Desina, and Noelle.

Wake Services will be held at the Residence of the late Eddie Holloway Sr. on Wednesday November 7, and Thursday November 8, 2012 (Morley, AB). Funeral Services will be held at the Morley Gymnasium (Morley, AB) on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Chiniki Cemetery (Morley, AB). Forward condolences through

In living memory of Eddie Holloway, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Cochrane Funeral Home, 369 RAILWAY STREET, COCHRANE. Telephone: (403) 932-4740.

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  1. I am very honoured to have known Eddie and his wife Elsie. Eddie always made me feel welcome at their home, or at round dances or pow-wows. The Baha’i community of Cochrane hosted a round dance quite a few years ago and Eddie spoke, really encouraging the inter cultural friendship. I send my love and condolences to your whole family. It is comforting to know that he will be united with dear Elsie again. I know dear Allison Healy and her family also send their love. Love Pat Verge Cochrane

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  2. Donna Hogeland :

    It was with much sadness of have learned of Eddie’s recent passing. His was a life very well-lived, and he will be missed. Eddie was one of the Elders of the Stoney Nakoda Nation who was interviewed by my late husband, Peter Wesley, for language and culture preservation purposes. Eddie’s willingess to share, and to contribute his knowledge for the benefit of future generations, forms part of his legacy. I have fond memories of various visits with Eddie and Elsie through the years. May your many memories bring you comfort at this time. I hope it helps somewhat to know that so many others are keeping the Holloway families close in thought. ~ Kindest personal regards, Donna Hogeland (Morley, Alberta)

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  3. I had the honour of knowing Eddie and Elsie since I was 19 in 1977 and started working at the Calgary Stampede on the Indian Events Committee. Eddie always had time to teach me and other young people, to listen to me and always had a few good jokes. He was the most gentle, spiritual and patient of men. I always felt like he was my other Grandpa. An honourable man who I will miss all the days of my life. My sincere condolences to all the family and the extended family of the Stampede. Leigh (Calgary/Australia)

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  4. For the Holloway Families:
    The snow has fallen, and the world is a little more silent. In the silence, we hear and remember the smiles and prayers that Eddie Holloway shared with so many of us.
    Here in Banff, under the slopes of Sleeping Buffalo Mountain, Eddie and his son Ed Jr., and Bill MacLean offered the most solemn of pipe ceremonies for the spirits of the buffalo when we found ancient buffalo skulls fourteen feet underground.
    Eddie and Elsie’s leadership with the Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum for the past twenty years has allowed a spirit of peace, mutual understanding to be shared with thousands of visitors from around the world, month after month, from snowfall to snowfall. May his spirit continue to strengthen our sense of justice, peace, and respect for the gifts of the Creator.
    With condolences, Peter Poole and family, Banff

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  5. I send to Eddie’s family my prayers and my love. It has been my honour to know Eddie’s family. I have two memories I wish to share. I remember Eddie sharing with the Morley Community School Organizing Staff, for the Treaty Seven Conference, the gift he had assembled for next host, T’suu Tina. He taught us the meaning of the components of that gift. I felt as gifted by his sharing as the T’suu Tina Nation. My other memory is when he came to our preschool at Morley. He joined a group of elders who prayed for our preschool children in their naming ceremony. Eddie’s eyes twinkled and shone throughout. The children shone in his presence, likewise.
    Gail Patrick, former teacher, at Morley Community School

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