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POUCETTE, Constance “Connie” Ozijah Thiha – Wiyana – Lady Bear – Paw

November 26, 1950 – Morley, Alberta
June 23, 2013 – Canmore, Alberta

Connie, was called home by our Creator on Sunday June 23, 2013 at the age of 62 years, she passed away peacefully at the Canmore Hospital.

Connie attended the Morley Residential School before furthering her education at both Mount Royal College and the University of Calgary. She was employed in various departments for the Stoney Tribal Administration for twenty six years.

Connie honored her traditional teachings and participated in Sundance ceremony, round dance, berry picking, sewing and camping.

She will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by her mother Lucy; her son Verlin; auntie Kathleen; grandchildren, Jacey (Fred) and Jimmy (Shanice); her siblings, Karen (Harry Sr.), Jennifer (Bruce), Clifford (Bernadette), Delia , Marilyn, Leo (Tracy); and two great-grandchildren, Gabrielle and Rainy. She is also survived by her adopted son Randy (Amanda) Big Sorrel Horse; adopted daughters, Trielena and Valerie; and special friends, Vivian Hunter, Jaylette Hunter, Wanda Beaver and Debbie Chiniquay, Pauline Beaver; half siblings Clara, Irvine (Linda), Deborah (Norman), Harvey (Delphine), Tilda (Audley); special nieces Vanessa, Tanya, Tracy, Trisina, Priscilla, Candy, Tashina, Mary, Thomasina, Janisha, and Amanda.

Connie was predeceased by her son Tyrone in May 1994; uncles, Paul in December 2012, and Andy in January 2013.

Wake Services will commence on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at the residence of Constance Poucette (Morley, AB) . Funeral Services will be held at Morley United Church (Morley, AB) on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Wesley Cemetery (Morley, AB). Forward condolences through The family would like to thank the Peter Lougheed Hospital Units 38, 39 and ICU, Foothills Special Services Unit 36 and the Canmore Hospital Acute Care Unit.

In living memory of Constance Poucette, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.

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  1. Kolet Bigstony

    At a time of loss, it is hard to find the words of comfort. My condolences to the family and my prayers are with you.

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  2. Donna Hogeland (Morley, AB)

    I was shocked and deeply saddened to learn of Connie’s passing. I have been friends with Connie since 1986, when I first came to work, and subsequently live, on the Stoney Nakoda Nation. Whenever we would meet, Connie always warmly greeted me and asked how I was doing. You knew she genuinely wanted to know. Connie was a woman of strength, honesty, and integrity. I visited with Connie on June 19 in the Canmore Hospital. She was looking forward to being discharged the next day. We had a most enjoyable conversation, and agreed we would get together sometime during the summer. I have no doubt we will meet again…in Heaven. To Connie’s family, may each memory feel like a small patch of sunlight, warming your days, soothing your heart, and giving you peace. I hope it helps somewhat to know that others are keeping you all close in thought at this time. ~ Kindest personal regards, Donna

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  3. My thoughts and prayers are with Connie’s family and friends. She welcomed me to Morley when I first arrived, opened her home and her heart to me and we became fast friends. I will miss her smiling face, her warm, generous loving way. May we all find peace in knowing that we are bound together by the love she shared with us.
    Lori Craig 🙂

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  4. Kimberly Big Crow and Jaden Big Crow

    “May the Lord hold your hearts in his hands during this time of sorrow. Prayers of strength to family at this time of sorrow.

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