It is with great sadness and sorrow that the family of Helen Marie Meguinis, beloved wife of Harold Crowchild, of the Tsuu T’ina Nation announce her passing on Thursday, October 18, 2007 at the age of 83 years, following a courageous struggle with her illness,.
Helen enjoyed many interests during her lifetime, which included travelling to Pilgrimages, Pow Wows and Sundances. She was a Treaty 7 Womens Senator, a cultural mentor at Tsuu T’ina schools and co-founder of the Tsuu T’ina Pow Wow in the 1960’s. Helen also worked as a nurse’s aid at the Agency Hospital and as a curator for the Glenbow and Sarcee Museums. Helen also had the privilege of meeting Queen Elizabeth II on two different occasions. Along with her great sense of humour and quick-wittedness, Helen was an avid sports fan – enjoying hockey, football and golf. One of Helen’s greatest attributes was her unconditional love of her family, friends and community. She was an astute follower of traditional and contemporary religions; the legacy she leaves with us are her family and friends.
Besides her loving husband, Helen is survived by her children Gerald (Violet) Meguinis, Brian (Ann) Meguinis, Diane Meguinis, Jim (Cheryl), Pauline (Poncho) Jacobs, Donna Meguinis and Karen (Dave), and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Helen is also remembered by her extended families, the Dodginghorses, the Starlights and the Meguinis’; and lovingly remembered by many adopted children. Helen was predeceased by her parents Mabel and Anthony Dodginghorse; her brothers Robert Dodginghorse and Henry Dodginghorse; her niece Marlene Nadeau and nephew Kelly Nadeau; her great-grandchild Jayles Trinity Beaver; her grand-nephew Sheldon Hunter and great niece Kiana Nadeau and special nephew Harvey Meguinis.
Wake Services will be held at the residence of Helen Meguinis (Tsuu T’ina Nation, AB) on Sunday, October 21, 2007 at 1:00p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Catholic Church (1307 – 14th Street S.W.) on Monday, October 22, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Tsuu T’ina Cemetery (Tsuu T’ina Nation, AB). Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Thanks to the doctors and staff of the Rockyview General Hospital ICU unit, for the care provided to Helen.
In living memory of Helen Meguinis, 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) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences