Oliver, an only child was called home by our Creator on Saturday, January 26, 2008 at the age of 36 years.
Oliver was born and raised on the Stoney Reserve where he resided all his life. He received his education at Morley and Exshaw schools. He was a kind, gentle and loving person who loved the outdoors. At a young age he took an interest in all sports but his highlight was in boys steer riding and in team roping in later years. Oliver’s passion to be outdoors loved hunting, fishing and doing mechanical repairs. He is also known to be a good worker with different businesses in the surrounding areas of Cochrane and Calgary, in carpentry and construction, MD landscaping, McLean Sawmill, Calgary Co operators and various oil companies. Oliver believed and maintained Nakoda culture. For a number of years, he travelled to pow-wows with his uncles, the renowned “Stoney Park” drum group throughout Canada and the United States. His kind and loving ways will never be forgotten.
Oliver is survived by his four children, one son Tylen and three daughters; Stephanie, Seline and Charith, his mother Shirley, close uncles that he grew up with Vernneil, Jerome and Randall (Cynthia), Vernon (Adele), and cousins, Allison (Craig), Randi (Gabe), Cassidy, Stephan, Misty, Steven (Adrienne) and Todd and, maternal aunties; Tracy, Ruth , Darlene, Evangeline, Eldra (Brian), Lorraine (Marvin), Myrna, Marjorie, Carrie (Chris), Verl (Ralph), and uncles Coleman, Lenny, Harland, Greaves, Van (Eva), Joe, Gardener (Valerie), Jess (Winnifred), Dallen (Mary Jane), Marvin (Eleanor), Harvey (Geraldine), Laron and Ron Potts, grandparents; Cassie (Charlie), Mary Jane, Georgie, grandpa John, and numerous relatives, close cousins, nieces, nephews and friends in the Treaty 7 area. He is also survived by his father Glen (Brenda), brothers; Edwin, Brendan, sisters Miranda, Melvina (Wade), Evangeline, Deanna (Randy), Glenna, Karla (Larz), Brigitte, uncles Perry (Leanne), Sanford, Rufus (Roxanne), grandparents Margaret, Horace, Eddie and Elsi, adopted mother; Stella Powderface, adopted brother; Murphy and sisters Lorianne, Sherri, Bernadine and Karen, paternal aunties, Marlene, Cecelia (Jay), Elrina (Alex), Ora, Jeanette, Caroline, Felicia, Maxine and close cousins Carmy, Perry Jr., Karlo, Terry, Jessica, Alissa, Patrina, Miriam, Adina, Keenan, Brendal and numerous other cousins, nieces and nephews. We apologize if we have missed anyone. Oliver was predeceased by his wife Helen, maternal grandparents Lazarus Twoyoungmen (1969), Caroline Snow (2002), adoptive grandparents Jean Francis and John Poucette Sr., uncles Leon, Kirby, Fergus and Warren, brother Robert Hunter (2007); cousin Tylan Poucette January 27, 2008, adoptive brother Peter Powderface (2006), paternal great grandparents William (1991), Elizabeth (1977), brother Carlos (1976), cousins Corneilia (1976), Desi (1991), Joy nephew Percy (2004), niece Julia (2005).
Wake Services will be held at the residence Shirley Poucette (Morley, AB) on Thursday January 31, 2008 and Friday February 1, 2008 Funeral Services will be held at the Morley school gymnasium (Morley, AB) on Saturday February 2, 2008 at 12:30 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Wesley Cemetery (Morley, AB). Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Special thanks to the doctors and nurses at the Foothills Hospital ICU.
In living memory of Oliver 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