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Janice Grey Eyes (nee Calf Robe)

(Niinakii- Chief Woman)
January 1, 1963 – December 2, 2009

Janice was born on January 1, 1963 in Bassano, Alberta and peacefully passed away surrounded by her loved ones on Wednesday, December 2, 2009 in the Foothills Hospice, Okotoks.

Janice lived a full life surrounded by family and friends. She enjoyed handgames, bingo, powwows, sports, horseracing, and working alongside her parents and siblings at the Calgary Stampede. She graduated in 1980 from Drumheller Composite High School. Her greatest accomplishment in high school was when she was chosen to travel to Paris, France.
In 1982 Janice met her husband Larry, and married in 1995; they spent twenty-seven happy years together. Her most prized possessions were her family. Janice was a devout Christian and made her Cursillo (Ave Maria) in 1995. Alongside her sister Roberta and Aunt Wanda, Janice completed a Certificate in Pastoral Biblical Theology in June 2002. Janice worked at Chief Old Sun and Crowfoot Elementary as a Guidance Counsellor. She was also a certified Life Skills Coach and was completing her degree.
Janice is survived by her loving parents, Ed and Marie Calf Robe, her husband Larry Grey Eyes and children; Reno, River, Maria, and Jenny; granddaughter Misti Dawn; niece Lynn (Randy) whom she loved and devoted most of her time to. Janice is also survived by her siblings; Delbert (Sandra), Roberta, Noran (Florene), and Eddy (Zena), as well as her nieces and nephews. Janice is also survived by her aunts and uncles: Bruce (Wanda), Kathy, Sharon, Ruth (Francis), Andrew (Carolyn),Traditional Adopted Mother Patricia Yellow Sun.
Janice is predeceased by her grandparents Ben and Myrtle Calf Robe, Tom and Floria Broad Scalplock, aunts and uncles Donna, Wilfred, George, Larry, Donald, Albert, Lucy, Glenter.
Janice’s extended families include: Weasel Moccasin, Sitting Eagle, Rides at the Door, Across the Mountain, Anderson, Dumont, Crow Chiefs, Broad Scalplock, Crane Bear, Pretty Young Man, Calf, Sun Walk, Weasel Head, Morning Bull, Healy, Jerry, Crier, Stevens, Backfat, Red Crow, Yellow Fly, Black Kettle, Poor Eagle, Butterfly, Tallman, Standing Rock, Oakes, Yellow Old Woman, Spring Chief, Weasel Head, Medicine Shield, White Elk, Yellow Horn, Many Guns, Small Legs, Three Suns, Delaney and Many Shots. We apologize to any one we may have missed.

Wake services will be held at Sister Celine Memorial Parish Hall (Siksika Nation, AB) on Monday, December 7, 2009 at 6:00 p.m.

Funeral mass will be celebrated at Holy Trinity Parish (Siksika Nation, AB) on Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at 11:00 A.M.

Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Foothills Country Hospice, Box 274, Okotoks, AB T1S 1A5, Telephone: (403)-995-4673.

In living memory of Janice Grey Eyes, a tree will be planted at Siksika Nation, by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Eastside Memorial Chapel, 5388 MEMORIAL DRIVE N.E. Telephone: (403) 248-8585.

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  1. marisa Medicine Shield (black horse :

    Rest in peace my dear friend.
    I will remember you always.

    My prayers go out to the family

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  2. Fran Wolfleg & family :

    Sorry to hear about your loss, Janice was a very nice person and friendly too. She will be missed. My thoughts and prayers to her family.

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  3. My sincere condolences goes to the Family of Janice Grey Eyes…I will miss her smiling face and her sense of humor..

    You will be missed by many friends and family.

    Till we meet again

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  4. Verona Melting Tallow :

    Thinking of you and the wonderful times I had with you in the past and the good times we had as a friend and sister. You will be missed for you were a very special person with a contagious smile and laugh. God bless you and welcome you with loving arms. Your family was greatly blessed to have you, I will miss you!! My condolences and sympathy to your husband, children, parents, brothers and especially your sister “Suzy”
    Lots of love and prayers to you and your loved ones.

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  5. Jackie (Many Heads) Weasel Fat :

    My thoughts and prayers go out to Janice’s loved ones – I will miss her smiling face and friendliness.

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  6. Victoria Sedgwick :

    My sincere thoughts and prayers are with you. The many memories of Janice’s smiles, laughter and hugs will help you in this time of great loss.

    Take care and I look forward to our next opportunity to visit.

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