July 22, 1936 – Morley, Alberta
February 14, 2015 – Canmore, Alberta
We are sad to announce the passing of our beloved “ENA” Stella Powderface-Rider on Saturday, February 14, 2015.
Stella was born on July 22, 1936 in Morley, AB. She was educated and attended the Morley residential school. She passed her time enjoying traditional outdoor activities, hunting camps, traditional cooking, handmade crafts beading and making traditional moss bags for family members. Stella will be tremendously missed by all who knew her.
Stella is survived by her children Sherry, Murphy, LoriAnn (Lawrence), Tracy, Karen; twenty-seven grandchildren; forty-two great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; Stepchildren: Gilbert(Florine), Winnie(Ernie) Lloyd, Brenda(Morley), Marty, Charlene(Clarence). Adopted Children Wayne Moonias, Wally Day Chief, Brian Fox, Audrey Simeon, Florence (Bruce)Beaver, Mina (Charles)Powderface, Eva(Van)Benjamin; special nephew Gerald Powderface; special niece Dianne Ridsdale; sisters Gwen, Lavine, and Florence Twoyoungmen; cousins Sam(Annie), Ear, Charlie
(Cassie)Mark, Sykes Powderface(Wanita), Jeff(Evelyn) and Barbara Hunter, Doreen, Debbie, Doris, David( Yvonne) and Norma Poucette. Nephew: Clifford(Verna)Powderface; as well as relatives from Morley, Bighorn, Eden Valley, Tsuu Tina, Maskcwacis and Siksika First Nations. The family apologizes in advance if we have missed anyone.
She was predeceased by her husband Roger Bearspaw, in 1977; children: Bonita, Herbert, Ralphine, Sidney, Peter; infant great grand daughter Arya. Parents Eli Rider and Nellie Salter (Powderface); in-laws Hanson and Eunice Bearspaw; step children: Lily Gwen, and Evelina Bearspaw, sisters: Rita, Lorrianne Rider, May Bigcrow and Margaret Hunter; brothers: Albert, Ken Soldier, Dillon Rider, Frank (Caroline) Powderface, daughter in-law: Velma Powderface and by Johnny Powderface who raised her from an infant.
Wake Services will be held at the residence of the Late Stella Powderface-Rider (Morley, AB) on Thursday, February 19, 2015 and Friday February 20, 2015. Funeral Services will be held at Morley Gymnasium (Morley, AB) on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Chiniki Cemetery (Morley, AB). Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. A special thank you to the Canmore Hospital medical team and Dr. Feddema for the loving care she provided for Ena’s in her time of need and making Ena comfortable.
In living memory of Stella Rider, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Cochrane, 369 RAILWAY STREET, COCHRANE. Telephone: 403-932-4740.Print This Obituary & Condolences