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STRANGLING WOLF (Sr.) – Philip Chris Kah Yii Woo Taan (Bear Shield)

December 25, 1929 – May 23, 2010

It is with great sadness and sorrow, the family of Chris Strangling Wolf (Sr.) announces the passing of a beloved and cherished husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, cousin and friend to all who knew him, on Sunday May 23, 2010 at the age of 80 years.

He leaves to mourn his beloved wife Susan Strangling Wolf, his children Chris (Colleen), Sharon, Donna (Clayton), Jackie (Kelly), Francis, Peter (Stella), Catherine, Velma EB (Gilbert), Adolph BP (Vivian), Eldon WC (Alvine), Leonard Bastein (Audrey).  Chris loved and cherished all his grand-kids, great-grand kids, great-great grand kids- nieces and nephews, and also his many adopted children and siblings (Too many to name). Also Chris’ special grandson whom he raised: Phillip Strangling Wolf. And his faithful dog Jiggs. Sister in Laws: Liz Scout, Connie (Mike) Rabbit Carrier. Chris was predeceased by his parents Ben and Mary Lucy, also mother Hilda SW, Sons; Ben, Woody, Rolland and Kim SW, Siblings; Jim, Francis, Howard, Jack, Suzy, Lucy, Katie, Lily, Helen, Dolly and Ruth. The family apologizes, if they have missed any family members or friends. We would also like to thank Foothills Hospital Doctors and Native Liaison, Siksika Health, Strathmore Hospital staff, especially Dr. Lobay for making his last stay as comfortable as they could.

Wake Services will be held at the Gordon Yellowfly Memorial Arbour Siksika Nation on Thursday May 27, 2010 at 6:00p.m.

Funeral Service will be held at the Gordon Yellowfly Memorial Arbour Siksika Nation on Friday May 28, 2010 at 11:30 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at the Paul Little Walker Cemetery. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Chris Strangling Wolf, a tree will be planted at Siksika Nation by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Eastside Memorial Chapel, 5388 MEMORIAL DRIVE N.E. Telephone: (403) 248-8585

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  1. Brigitte Bouchard :

    On behalf of the Lisa Allgaier, Director General of Aboriginal Initiatives, we are deeply saddened by the passing of Chris Strangling Wolf (Sr.). His contribution to Aboriginal Programs and in particular his spiritual guidance to this work provided the Correctional Service of Canada a strong foundation that will promote the healing of Aboriginal offenders for years to come. His contribution will always be remembered with gratitude for his gentle and kind heart that influenced us all. We offer our prayers and sympathy for his beloved wife Susan Strangling Wolf and family members during this time of mourning.

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  2. Virginia (Ginny) McGowan & Rick Forsyth :

    Chris was a wise man and a kind and generous teacher. We will miss him, but know that together with Joe Couture and others he will be watching over us until it is our time to join them.
    So sorry for your loss, Susan and family.
    Ginny and Rick
    Charlottetown PEI

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  3. Lawrence Burnouf :

    Our condolences to Susan and her family – our prayers are with you.

    Aboriginal Initiatives – Regional Headquarters – Saskatoon, Sask.

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  4. C. Stocki on behalf of Brenda Lepage :

    I was saddened to hear the news of the passing of Elder Chris Strangling Wolf (Sr.). Chris’ dedication to working with offenders in their healing journey will be deeply missed. His commitment, dedication and influence have left a mark on all of those who knew and worked with him. He will be particularily remembered by his friends at CSC for his assistance and involvement with the Purple Spirit Bundle and for his role in the development of Correctional Service of Canada programs. Sincere condolences are offered to Chris’ beloved wife, Susan Strangling Wolf and his family. We are proud to have experienced his presence and offer our prayers to Creator for sharing Chris and his gifts with us.

    Brenda LePage, Regional Deputy Commissioner, Correctional Service of Canada, Prairie Region

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  5. Brett Hodson :

    It is with sadness that I learned about Chris Strangling Wolf Sr’s passing. I remember Chris as a generous and kind man who certainly provided me with some great lessons. It was an honour to know him. My condolences to the entire Strangling Wolf family, relations, and friends.
    Brett Hodson, Courtenay, BC

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  6. Darrin Blain :

    Our thoughts and prayers to Susan and the Stranglingwolf family. May you find comfort in this time of loss. Darrin Blain and family.

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