March Gail Right Hand (nee Standing Alone), lovingly known as Gail to her friends and family, passed away suddenly surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, July 28, 2007 at the Foothills Hospital, Calgary, Alberta at the age of 54 years.
Gail had a knack for singing and surprised many with her sweet voice. She will be remembered for her genuine personality including her humbleness, her smile, and most of all her humour that endeared her to everyone she met. Gail made many friends easily with her outgoing spirit and she would always joke at her own expense. You were always welcome at her house where she made you feel at home. Visitors never leave her place without being well fed along with a hospitable gift according to her tradition. Her pride and joy were her precious grandchildren, Hope, Faith, Paige Standing Alone; Scott and Christopher Ground. Whenever her grandchildren were around, she was in her own little heaven.
In 1975 Gail graduated from SAIT where she received her certificate in Culinary Arts. She furthered her education by attending the Alberta Vocational College where she received her Diploma as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Regardless of her education, she devoted and dedicated her time to her loving husband, Michael along with her daughters, Deirdre and Tara, and her grandchildren. .
Gail will be lovingly remembered by her loving husband, Michael Right Hand, daughters: Deirdre (Rob), Tara (Anthony); grandchildren; Hope, Faith, Paige, Scott and Christopher; sisters Wanda (Peter) Weasel Head, Byrde (Del) Healy; brothers Allen (Edna) Standing Alone, Baron (Glenda) Standing Alone; special friends Gordon and Christine Big Snake; her in-laws Gary (Delphine) Right Hand, Richard (Florence) Right Hand, Marcel (Delores) Right Hand, Keon (Erica) Doore, Karl (Erica) Doore and Merlin Doore; her aunties Evelyn (Bob) Locker, Byrde Eagle Speaker, Margaret Good Rider, May Weasel Fat, Ruth Quenelle, Sophie Tail Feathers and Nita Wells; her uncles Ike (Gerri) Eagle Speaker, Pete Standing Alone and Alfred Standing Alone. Gail had several nieces and nephews who referred to her as ?Auntie Grandma.? She comes from many extended families including Standing Alone, Eagle Speaker, Weasel Fat, Wadsworth, Many Fingers, Cross Child, Tall Man, Crop Eared Wolf, Good Rider, English, Crowfoot and Good Striker. Gail was predeceased by her parents Allan and Beulah Standing Alone; brother Tyrone Eagle Speaker; grandparents Henry and Louise Standing Alone, Michael and Kathleen Eagle Speaker and auntie: Shirley Merrick; father-in-law Fred Doore, mother-in-law Georgina Right Hand; sister-in-law Loretta Doore, Jean Right Hand; brother-in-law Tim Spotted One, Greg Right Hand; cousins Ada Carrie Fox, Lucinda Fox, Becky Fox and nephew Art Lighthand.
Wake service will be held at the Residence of Michael Right Hand, Siksika Nation on Friday, August 3, 2007 at 6:00 p.m. The funeral Service will be held at St John Divine Anglican Church on Saturday, August 4, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. Gravesite to follow at Paul Little Walker Cemetery Siksika Nation.
Following the Gravesite Service, relatives and friends are invited to meet the family at the residence of Michael Right Hand, Siksika Nation.
The family would like to thank all the people who offered words of encouragement, support and prayer. A special thank you to Siksika Chief and Council and Public Works.
In living memory of Gail Right Hand, a tree will be planted in the memorial forest at Siksika Nation by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Eastside Memorial Chapel, 5388 MEMORIAL DRIVE N.E. Telephone: (403) 248-8585.Print This Obituary & Condolences