It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved daughter, sister, mother, sister-in-law and great-auntie. Cynthia was born on August 15, 1974 at Stony Plain, AB and passed away peacefully at the Foothill Medical Centre on Sunday, January 4, 2009 at the age of 34 years.
Cynthia received her education at the Morley Community School. Before her passing, Cynthia was employed at the Nakoda Lodge as the manager of housekeeping. She was a natural at native beadwork and also made traditional moss bags for the community and dancing outfits for her family. “Thin” also was active in helping make traditional teepees with the help of her parents. She always enjoyed being outdoors for family outings such as the annual family camping trips up to the Mountain Aire Lodge area west of Sundre, AB. In her early years she was an exceptional Barrel Racer in which she competed in Rodeos across Alberta leading up to her teenage years. Cynthia always enjoyed going to pow-wow celebrations with her family and she danced as a jingle dress dancer for a number of years until she had her first child. She was always the first person to lend a helping hand to her nieces and nephews at the pow-wows. Cynthia was a member of a big family, the Poucette, Wesley, Lefthand, Labelle, Holloway and Baptiste.
She will be lovingly remembered by her children, Suzette, Tyvin, Justina, and Colby and their father Preston Shortneck; children, Nayna and Aneisha and their father Nathan Wildman; her parents Bill and Annie Wesley; brothers, Darryl (Lorraine) and Gabriel (Tiffany); sisters, Denise (Conrad), Samantha (Harrum), Bernadine (Zenon), and Crystalian (Dennis); fifteen nephews and sixteen nieces; her maternal grandmother Beatrice Poucette Sr.; paternal grandparents, Cassie Lefthand and Nora Stevens; numerous aunties and uncles in the Wesley, Poucette and Kaquitts families; three great-nephews; and two great-nieces; seven adopted sisters, Vera Mark, Doreen, Norma, Doris and Debbie Poucette, Agnes Abraham and Deanna Wesley and adopted brother David Poucette. She was predeceased by her son Hendrick in 1995, sisters Roxanne in 1969, Marvella in 2008, brother Leslie in 1977, maternal grandparent, Douglas Poucette in 1977, paternal grandparents Paul and Susan Wesley, aunties, Mabel Abraham in 2003 and Veronica Wesley in 1975; uncles, Lawrence, Moses, Roy and Ken Wesley, Franklin and Ronald Poucette and John Lefthand Jr.; and niece Floydena Crawler in 1999. We apologize for any family members we have missed in this announcement.
Wake Services will be held at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Wesley (Morley, AB) on Wednesday, January 7, 2009 and Thursday, January 8, 2009. Funeral Services will be held at the Morley Gymnasium (Morley, AB) on Friday, January 9, 2009 at 12:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Wesley Cemetery (Morley, AB). Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Cynthia Wesley, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences