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January 28, 1962 – May 13, 2010

It is with great sadness that the family of Gavin Twoyoungmen announces his passing on Thursday, May 13, 2010 at the age of 48 years.

Gavin enjoyed participating in all types of sports, including fastball, hockey, rodeo and golf. He also participated in powwows and round dances, in and around the community. He had a strong belief in the traditional and cultural ways of his native people. Gavin was employed as a contracted plumber for the Chiniki First Nation and was a part-time driver for the Nakoda bus lines.

Gavin leaves behind his parents Arthur and Alice Twoyoungmen; his wife Shelley Twoyoungmen; sons, Gavin Twoyoungmen Jr. (Sheena) and Pheonix Bearspaw; step-children, Larissa (Steve), Chassidy (Vern), Bodeen, and Dillon; sisters, Gayleen (Frank) and Doyletta (Leon); granddaughter Layla; numerous nephews, nieces and cousins; uncles, Alvin (Doris) and Clifford; aunties, Winnie Francis and Eliza Holloway; father-in-law Don Wigton; brothers and sisters-in-law; and the Amos, Crawler, Daniels, Ears, Francis, Holloway, Hunter, Kaquitts, Labelle, Lefthand, Mark, Powderface, Poucette, Simeon, and Twoyoungmen families, all from the Morley, Eden Valley and Big Horn reserves. Gavin was predeceased by his grandparents Amos (1964) and Annie (1988) Amos; great-grandfather Jake Twoyoungmen (1966); grandparents Arthur (1942) and Sarah (1999 Twoyoungmen; brother Brian Twoyoungmen (2008); May Amos (2004); Marilyn Twoyoungmen (2000); Franklin Holloway (1982); Terry Francis (1994); and mother-in-law Sheila Wigton (2007). We apologize if we have missed anyone.

Wake Services will be held at the residence of Arthur and Alice Twoyoungmen (Morley, AB) on Saturday, May 15, 2010 and Sunday, May 16, 2010. Funeral Services will be held at the Morley Gymnasium (Morley, AB) on Monday, May 17, 2010 at 12:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Bearspaw Cemetery (Morley, AB). Forward condolences through

In living memory of Gavin Twoyoungmen Sr., a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Cochrane Funeral Home, 369 RAILWAY STREET, COCHRANE. Telephone: (403) 932-4740.

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  1. Leah, Mark and Dominic Loft :

    Gavin Twoyoungmen Sr’s family;

    We were deeply saddened to hear the sudden loss of Gavin.
    He was a good kind hearted man who loved to play bingo in his spare time.
    He was witty and had a way to make you laugh when least expected.
    He was loved by his family and friends. He always made sure everyone around him were comfortable as possible, that’s how kind he was.
    We send our condolences to Arthur and his family, Gavin’s kids/step kids and to his wife Shelley.
    We are so sorry for your loss, it is so hard to lose a loved one but it takes time and strength from within and support to move on, hang in there.
    We are sorry that we can’t be with you during this hard time but we send our love, support and prayers to you all. xo

    With deepest sympathy

    Liyah, Mark and Dominic Loft.

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