November 5, 1948 – Morley, Alberta
March 11, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta
We are sad to announce the passing of our beloved Velma “Mama” Powderface on Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Velma was born on November 5, 1948 in Morley, AB. Velma was the great granddaughter of Walking Buffalo (George McLean). She was a custodian for over 35 years at the Stoney Tribal Administration 1977 – 2012. Velma was raised in Morley and Gardner Ranch, AB and attended Morley Indian Residential School. Velma believed in the traditional feasts of Passover. Velma will be tremendously missed, but she is now free, her pain has ended forever after.
Velma leaves to mourn her husband of forty nine years, Gerald Powderface, 6 months shy to Golden Anniversary; beloved children; Wyo, Lisa (Joe), Rachel (Cedric), Frank (Tracy), Calvin (Charlene), Jonas (Randine), Ingrid (Linus), Maui, Shaylee, Sky, Deangelo, Irene Fox; grandchildren Clayfitz (Mel), Jerome, Erica (Dale) Jailey, Chassidy, Chantel, Darylina, Darius, Tyrell, Marcus (Mileena), Dylan (River) Arihanna, Traycene (Zoey) Jaden, Taysha, Kristen; great grandchildren Daunte, Natalie, Eli, Menu, Kyrie, Lillian, Daykian, Dayla, Ahniel, Lylen, Riley, Shayqwan, Elijah, Shasalina; sisters Mina (Charles), Eva (Van), Florence (Bruce), Eva, Mary, Helen (Walter), Vera, Doreen, Debbie, Norma, Christine, Debra (Henry), Glida, Rhondi, Carol, Germaine; brothers Ollie (Ronalda), Elliott (Gwen), Lawrence (Charlene), Tommy (Debbie), Darcy (Kathy), Earl (Norma), Mark (Frances), John, Joe, Trevor, Charlie, Calvin, Morris, Frank (Glenda), Lou Jr., Elroy (Debbie) Robert, Norman (Debbie),David (Yvonne), Charlie (Helen); nephew Brian (Eldra), aunts Reba, Doris (Billy), Ella, Louise, Nora, Stella, Florence, Kathleen, Viola, Clarice; uncles Lawrence (Loriann) Dave (Lorna); grandpa Bill McLean; cousins Alister, Rena, Laura, Viola, Marietta, Keith (Charlene) Lefthand, Anne (Brian); niece Wanda Beaver family, brother-in-law Clifford (Verna), Bruce (Deanna) Starlight,Wally, Virgil, Glenn, Audley (Heather), sisters-in-law Philomene and Tracey, adopted children; Keith (Juby), Diandra (Jesse), Barry, Ellie (Shane), as well as relatives from the Amos, Benjamin, Beaver, Bearspaw, Baptiste, Bird, Crawler, Dixon, Daniels, Ear, Fox, House, Hunter, Twoyoungmen, Holloway, Lefthand, Labelle, Powderface, Snow, Wesley, Mark, Chiniquay, Kaquitts and Stephens and Simeon Famlies; along with numerous relative from Morley, Eden Valley, Paul Band, and Siksika. She was predeceased by her sons; Evan, Darryl and Tony; daughter Claudine; parents; Paul Jr. and Lily, grandparents; Paul Sr. and Florence, Jonas and Libby, Johnny Powderface, brothers; Michael, Rudy, Vern, Gilbert, Harvey and Isaac, in-laws Frank (Caroline), aunts and uncles; Don, Isaac (Lucy), Peter, Hanna (Jacob), Edna, Dorothy and Maisie; sisters; Jennifer, Bertha, Frances, Elsie, sister-in-law Norma, brother-in-law Willard, Arvid, grandchildren; Evan Jr., Evangeline, Amandaline, son-in-law John Daniels.
A special thank you to the Foothills Special Services medical team for giving her special care in her time of need and making her comfortable.
Wake Services will be held at the residence of Gerald Powderface (Morley, AB) on Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at Morley Gymnasium on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Chiniki Cemetery. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Velma Powderface, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences