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Laurette Manywounds

MANYWOUNDS, Laurette Mary (nee Cutter) “Holy Whistle Woman” Natiyk'katsimaaki - March 31, 1944, Siksika, AB - January 7, 2018, Tsuu T’ina, AB It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Laurette (Loretta) Mary Manywounds at the age of 73 years old. As a devout Catholic, she went peacefully to join her beloved Cowboy Francis (Archie) along with our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ as her loved ones said the rosaries by her bedside. Laurette was born near Cluny on the Siksika Nation reserve. She left at the age of seventeen to marry into Tsuu T’ina Nation where she made her home for over fifty four years with beloved husband Francis (Archie) where they raised their children with the western/rodeo lifestyle. In the early years, Laurette was raised by her parents Sam and Genevieve Cutter and grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Bigtobacco with the traditional Blackfoot spirituality, which included the Sundance and Horn society. She went on to attend St. Joseph Indian Residential School from 1951-1960 where she excelled in many sports, especially basketball and special skills in sewing. It was at Indian residential school she accepted our Lord and saviour into her life. Laurette worked at Father Lacombe Nursing home and William Roper Nursing home. She was very proud of her children, grandchildren and took special favour to her great-grandchildren, especially little Shayne. Laurette was fiercely dedicated to her family and was an avid Calgary Flames fan. She cherished every moment she had with her family. Laurette leaves to mourn, her children, Adeline, Sharon, Shane and Babygirl Livia; special daughter-in-law, Cecilia; adopted son Jackson (Buddy); grandchildren, Lyndon, Trevor (Stephanie), Racquel, Denny (Erin), Rayshel (Clovis), Sherman Jr. (Linnea), Dusty, Chandler, Darby, Brock, Joeyira, Koda, Sierra; as well as fifteen great-grandchildren. Siblings, Roger (Patricia), Lynda (Ronald), Victor, Hector, Clayton (Lavina), Marie; In laws Johnny (Lottie) Manywounds, Murial Manywounds; Dolly Oullette, Beverly Runner, Steven (Gloria) Runner, Patricia (Jerry) Simon; special niece Laura Manywounds; and numerous relatives, cousins, nephews, nieces, extended grandchildren, great-granchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Along with the families of Manywounds, Cutter, Bigtobacco, Manyguns, Fox, Bull Bear, Red gun, Simeon, Runner, Dixon, Crowchild among many others. Laurette is predeceased by her beloved husband Francis (Archie) Manywounds; daughter Rena Kim; son Sherman Sr.; parents Sam and Genevieve Cutter; grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Big Tobacco; sister Betty; brothers, Francis Cutter, Baby Micheal; extended family and friends. Family apologizes for anyone missed. Wake Services will be held at the residence of Laurette Manywounds Tsuu T’ina Nation, AB on January 11 , 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be celebrated at Holy Spirit Catholic Church (10827 - 24th Street S.W.) on January 13, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Tsuu T’ina Cemetery (Tsuu T’ina Nation, AB). Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Family gives special acknowledgement and much love to the following: Tsuu T’ina Health Centre staff; especially Janet, Kirsty, Veronica and Madge. Dr. Timothy Cran; Peoples Pharmacy - Ali and Jasmine; Tom Baker Cancer Society, Rural Palliative Care - Cheryl and Sylvia; On Focus Care - Emma (adopted daughter), Cynthia, Mary Lou and the rest of the homecare givers. In living memory of Laurette Manywounds, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park13242192
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