October 5, 1979- Calgary, AB
December 19, 2013 – Calgary, AB
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved son, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend. Jerome began his spirit journey home on December 19, 2013 at the age of 34 years. Jerome was the loving son of Charlie Mark and Cassie Poucette, adopted mother Teresa Powderface.
JJ grew up with strong traditional ways and teaching and was tremendously proud of his culture. He attended many powwows, through out North America. He was a teenboys grass dance champion in Bismark in 1992 and at the Calgary Stampede. He also proudly sang with drum groups Chiniki Lake, Stoney Park and his Brothers Rumbling Hills (Vern, Myrtis, Eric, Jordie, Laine, Reynard, Tristan, Vaughn, Daryl, Tytus, Lionel, Aaron, Traevin, Blair, Cameron, Dwight, Levi B and Levi L.H), as well he attended many Sundance’s. JJ graduated with his high school diploma from the Van Horn High School in Calgary in 1997; as well obtained certificates in auto body and cooking. He was actively involved in hockey through out his life playing from novice to midget; and played for Stoney minor hockey and Cochrane Minor Hockey. JJ had an adventurous spirit and always greeted everyone with a smile. Everyone who knew JJ knows he had a contagious laugh, was always teasing or ready to tell a joke with his laid back humour. You could always find him glued to the TV watching every Flames game, every football game and of course being a big fan of Snoop Dogg; even perfecting the Crip walk. Even through difficult times he always remained poised and emotionally strong for himself and family.
Jerome is survived by his loving parents, Charlie Mark and Cassie Poucette; brothers , Vern(Jamie) and Randall(Cynitha) Poucette, Charles(Bernadine) and Myrtis(Tia) Mark; sisters, Mellie, Geraldine(Larry), Flora, Tracy Mark , Shirley, Tracey(Mike) Poucette and Lorraine(Marvin) Abraham ; adopted sisters, Carrie(Teddy) Labelle, Bernadine(Ace) Baptiste; nephews, Stephan, Aden, Cassidy Poucette, Erik (Jodanna) , Lance, Joben, Jordie(Joni), Julieus , Jace, Lynden, Dale, Laine, Brodeen, Gaffney, Matayaz, Kylan and Tyron Mark. He is also survived by nieces, Misty, Allison (Craig), Randi(Gabe), Sherri(Jaylan), Stephanie (Waffle), Collindra(Garron), Tallia(Ian) , Charla, Sunny and Sierra Mark; Uncle John Poucette Jr; Aunties, Georgia Poucette, Mary Jane Snow and Doreen Simeon ; cousins Stoney Park Singers, Marvin, Oliver(Geraldine), Vernon(Adele) Abraham, Darlene and Ruth, friends and extended families of the Poucette’s, Baptiste’s, Mark’s, Simeon’s and Chinquay’s.
Jerome was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Paula and Eunice Mark; his maternal grandparents, John Poucette Sr. and Jane Frances; aunts ,Caroline Snow and Reba Baptiste; uncles John, Wilfred and Gerald Mark; Nephews, Oliver Poucette, Robert Hunter, Coy Makinaw, Trayson, Fergus Mark and Cory Baptiste; Nieces , Clarrisa Wesley-Beaver, Vanessa Hunter-Simeon, Lenora Simeon and Jordena Baptiste; Cousins, Laron, Warren , Verl Labelle, Peter Wesley-Beaver, Vitoria and Margaret Mark; Leon Poucette; Rod Mark; and Justin and Leon Simeon. We apologise for anyone we may have missed.
Wake Services will be held at the residence of Charlie Mark and Cassie Poucette (Morley, AB) on December 28, 2013. Funeral Services will be held at the Morley Gymnasium (Morley, AB) on Monday December 30, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Big Stoney Cemetery (Morley, AB). Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Jerome Poucette, 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