Travis Lee Weasel Child (aka Pete) was called home to the Creator on Thursday, July 17, 2008 at the age of 34 years, as the result of a motorcycle accident.
Pete was a very special person who always had a big smile and a joke or a story for everyone he met.He was well loved by all his nieces and nephews and they all had a special place in his heart, he always tried to teach them right from wrong.He was well known for his two stepping moves, his kind heart (everyone called him the gentle giant) and his excellent cooking skills, since he was always booked well in advance for his famous barbeques.Pete made up nicknames for most of the family and his friends, was skilled at making up his own lyrics to songs, and could Magyver anything when he was working at CastleMountain or with the Chamomile crew.Pete was a natural cowboy, who rode bulls and attended the JohansonBrothersBullRidingSchool and also participated in Wild Horse Race; he was always willing to lend a hand to anyone who needed help at branding time and enjoyed working with grandpa Donald and Walter Poor Eagle.
Travis was born on February 16, 1974 in Calgary, AB and was raised in Siksika, AB.Travis leaves to mourn his loving partner and best friend, Lenora Running Rabbit; his precious daughter, Shaylin; and stepchildren, Tanisha and Scott. He will be sadly missed by his Mom and Dad, Verna and Harley; brothers and sisters, Dori (Elphy), Jenny, Harley (Carla) Anthony Weasel Child, Andy (Tanya) Backfat, Karen Wright, Jack and Cheri Royal; nieces and nephews, Disa, Wyatt, Owen, Caitlyn, Lauryn, Adolphus, Callie, Drew, Lyrical, Tammy, Blaine, Tasheena, Kaydria, Tannis, Dakota, Theoron, Jolaine, Kyle, and Brianna; adopted brothers and sisters, Cal (Wilda) Yellow Old Woman, Cody (Mindy) Backfat, Treena Pretty Youngman, Lisa Calf Robe, Twyla Solway, Jocelyn Good Running, Cheryl Melting Tallow; grandmothers, Alice Weasel Child, Alma Youngman, Alice Big Snake, Mary Cutter, Doris Yellow Fly; grandfathers, Donald McMaster, Roy Ayoungman; grandparents, Amos and Rose Poor Eagle; aunts and uncles, Rose, Elnora, Donna, Steph, Joe (Sharon), Stan, Eldon (Alvine) Weasel Child, Germaine (Stan), Tanya, Donalda (Mark), Derwin, Rory Youngman, Theresa ( Wallace) Bear Chief, James Big Snake, Joan Brown Weasel, Gordon and Christina Big Snake, Robert and Rosalyn Breaker, Stephanie (Sid) Plaited Hair, Ramona Low Horn, Darrell and Judy Royal, Floyd Royal, Roy (Joan), Adrian (Leslie), Justine Stimson, Audrey McMaster, and Ruby Doore; Godchildren, Disa Crow Chief and Marcus Smith; adopted parents, Ronald and Linda Backfat; special adopted auntie, Vera Stevens; traditional aunts and uncles, Ruth (Francis) Melting Tallow, Joanne Yellow Horse, Joyce McMaster, Bruce (Ann Marie) Wolf Child.
Travis was predeceased by his precious son, Francis Lee Weasel Child; father, Frank Royal; grandfathers, Adolphus Weasel Child and Pat Bear Hat; grandmothers, Marguerite Youngman and Alfreda Bear Hat; aunts, Dora Lee Weasel Child, Rowena and Eleanor Youngman, Gertie Royal, Rhoda Bear Hat; brother-in-law, Kelly Red Crow; cousins, Sonnie Weasel Child, baby Derwin Youngman, Jordan Poor Eagle, Joleen Wolfleg, Janelle Weasel Head, Tracey Poor Eagle, Cory and Kelsey Youngman.
Wake Services will be held at the residence of Verna and Harley on Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at Funeral Services will be held at the Siksika Nation Community Centre, Siksika Nation, AB on Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at Graveside Service to follow at Paul Little Walker Cemetery.Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Travis Weasel Child, a tree will be planted at Siksika Nation by McINNIS & HOLLOWAYFUNERALHOMESPark Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W.Telephone: (403) 243-8200.