Lisa was born in Calgary. She attended and graduated grade 12 from Lord Beaverbrook High School in Calgary. Lisa was always active with her community and accomplished much in her life. In 1992, Lisa was the Calgary Native Friendship Centre Princess. In 1994, she became the First Aboriginal Peer Youth Representative for the Western Region of Canada. In 1996, Lisa became the Calgary Stampede Indian Village Princess, a title which she wore proudly. She went on to further her education and in 2000, Lisa graduated from Centre of Indigenous Theatre. Two years later, she became a graduate from Canadian Broadcasting.
Lisa was a gifted jingle dress dancer and traveled the world as a performer. She participated in making over two hundred and fifty tee-pees including the well known forty foot tee-pee that is displayed at the Indian Village during the Calgary Stampede. Lisa will always be fondly remembered for her ability to brighten anyone’s day with her humour and beautiful smile.
Lisa is survived by her partner Missy Daniels; her parents Bruce and Deanna Starlight; siblings Molly Morin, Joe Starlight, Bison, Ellery (Nicole) Starlight, Larissa, Tiyo, and Faith; Bruce Jr. (Claire) Starlight, Ben Pipestem, Lois Pipestem, (Jennifer) Samuel Starlight,
(Robyn) Bruce Starlight III, Lonetta Starlight, Lydia Dodginghorse, Terrence, Coralee (Kamao-Nopanaise) Starlight, Moses Cappo, Yvette Cappo, Kisis-Isquao Cappo, Haydar-Ali Cappo, Vernique Cappo, Holly (Shad) Starlight, Coreen (Desi) Rider, Melissa Onespot, Krystal Blackrider, Alanna Blackrider; Joey Whitebear; god children Isabelle Jacobs, Rona Bruisedhead, Crystalina Wesley; adopted parents Dennis & Ella Bedoni, Victoria Crowchild, Louise Stone, Cathy Curly; adopted siblings Danielle Starlight, Buzz Bedoni and family, Harvey Laughter, Philomena Joseph, Amy Meguinis, Buster Worker, Shuwash Camille, Jackie Camille, Jennifer Camille, Wade Crowchild; grandmothers Alma Youngman, Mary Jane Starlight; aunts and uncles Leo (Maureena) Youngman, Marie (Arthur) Bearchief, Rufus (Yvonne) Youngman, Debbie (Dwight) Smith, Louise (Jason) Youngman, Victor Starlight, , Bernice (Dave) Starlight, Gloria (Stephen) Runner, Sidney (Regena) Starlight, Shirley (Dan) Auger, Jeannette Starlight, Elizabeth Starlight, Jesse (Paula) Starlight, Vera Poucette, April (Donald) Rowan, Cynthia (Reinhart) Roan, Marty Starlight. Lisa is also survived by relatives from the Tsuu T’ina Nation, Smallboy Camp and Siksika Nation. Family apologizes for anyone that wasn’t mentioned. Lisa was pre-deceased by grandfathers Chief Leo Youngman & Chief James Starlight; great grandmother Bessie Meguinis, grandmother Sarah Meguinis, cousins Nick Breaker, Sounder Runner, Jonathon Laughter, Bradley Breaker, Victor Starlight Jr., Darren Scalplock; uncle Patrick Nadeau; Lena Youngman, Andy Youngman; Jim Starlight Jr., Harvey Youngman, and Eleanor Starlight.
Wake Services will be held at the residence of Bruce and Deanna Starlight on Monday, March 9, 2009 at 7:00 pm.
Funeral Services will be held at the Seven Chiefs Sportsplex, Tsuu T’ina Nation on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Tsuu T’ina Cemetery. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Lisa Starlight, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences