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RIDER, Warren Walton

January 22, 1963 – Calgary, AB
September 4, 2013 – Calgary, AB

Warren Walton “Joe” Rider was called home by our Creator on September 4, 2013 at the age of 50 years.

Joe was born on January 22, 1963 at the General Hospital in Calgary. He received his education in Morley, Exshaw and Springbank schools. He was a kind, friendly, humorous, and respectful person, who had a special relationship with his nieces and nephews. He was involved with Hunting and Ranching most of his life. He also enjoyed playing various sports; fastball, hockey and the two sports that he had a passion for, golf and playing pool. He had gained many friendships playing these two sports. He was employed by Tawow Resources and Stoney Tribal Administration for Bearspaw First Nation for most of his life, and held various positions with both. He put all his efforts into everything he did and respected the traditional way of life.

Joe is survived by his two beloved children John and April; two step-children Cheyenne and Celine; his beloved mother Violet Rider; sister Vivian; brothers Terrance, Wyatt, and Warrick Rider; sister-in-law Margret; Grandmother Tina Holloway; maternal Aunts Georgie Chiniquay, Irene Baptiste, Maxine and Carol Holloway; Uncles Billy (Dorris) Dixon and Stan (Vera) Holloway; paternal aunts Helen (Walter) Chiniquay and Eva and Mary Baptiste; Uncle Norman Baptiste; as well as special friend KoKo Powederface. He was adopted by the Bearspaw and Dixon families. We apologize if we have missed anyone.

Joe was predeceased by his father Kenneth Ebenezer; Grandfathers Joseph Ebenezer and Isiah Rider; Grandmother Sara Ear; Uncle Macdonald Chiniquay; and Aunt Rhonda Holloway.

Wake Services will be held at the residence of the late Joe Rider (Morley, AB) on Saturday, September 7, 2013. Funeral Services will be held at Morley United Church (Morley, AB) on Monday, September 9, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Bearspaw Cemetery (Morley, AB). The family would like to thank the Stoney Health Centre and the ICU Unit A in the Foothills Hospital for their support. Please forward condolences through

In living memory of Joe Rider, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Cochrane Funeral Home, 369 RAILWAY STREET, COCHRANE. Telephone: (403) 932-4740.

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  1. Donna Hogeland (Morley, AB) :

    Dear Vivian, it was with much sadness to learn of your brother’s passing. You are in my prayers for God to hold you close, gently ease your sorrow, and heal your heart. May your many memories bring you comfort in the days to come. To Violet, April, John, and the Rider families, I hope it helps somewhat to know that others are keeping you all close in thought during this time of sadness. ~ Kindest personal regards, Donna

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  2. To the Family, we are deeply saddened to learn of Joe’s passing. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. We will always treasure our memories of Warren “Joe” and will always remember his trademark happy go lucky smile and demeanor. God Bless you all!

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