WEASEL FAT ClarencePosted: April 16th, 2013
April 30, 1941 – April 8, 2013
Bull Turns Around
On April 8th, 2013, as the sun was setting, the Creator came for our dear beloved CLARENCE, surrounded by his loving family. He passed away at the Cardston Health Care Centre. Clarence is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Diana; his children Kim, Stephanie (Marilee), Dwayne (Shannon), Sandi, Lesley, Ingrid, & MJ; adopted sons John Scabby Robe, Kes & Judd Black Water; his 11 Grandkids, 2 great grandchildren; his mother May Weasel Fat; siblings Maxine (Vern), Daniel, Roy (Patsy), Geraldine (Joe), Justin, Mary (Darryl), Donna (Larry) and Vernon; numerous nieces & nephews.
He was predeceased by his son Elliott; father Dan Weasel Fat Sr.; brothers Leonard & Max; sister Faye and nephew Jason.
His elementary education was at the St. Paul’s Indian Residential School and Junior High and High School in Cardston and St. Mary’s High School on the Blood Tribe Reserve. He received his Addiction Counselling and Program Administration at the Nechi Institute at St. Albert. He attended SAIT in Calgary to obtain his Power Engineer 4th Class and Steam Engineer Certificates. He first worked as a Grain Elevator operator for the Blood Tribe & the Alberta Wheat Pool in Cardston. He also worked at Fairway Milling and Grain Company in Winnipeg, MB, carpentry and home building at the Kainai Industry, Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treatment and In-Patient Treatment and counselling Program for the Blood Tribe. In 1975, he farmed along with his father and his brothers as part of Weasel Fat farms. Later in life, he bought his own cattle & became a rancher too. Along with his wife Diana, they buildt their own homestead. They plowed, fenced, and built a barn with corrals to support their own farming and ranching operation. He worked 23 years for the St. Paul Tratment Centre. He retired as the Chief Executive Officer in the year 2000. He operated a family business, Outwest Gas & Food Services and currently operates the cafeterias at both Red Crow College Campus & Head Smashed in Buffalo Jump. He also served as a Board member for the Southwest Alberta Child & Family Services Authority for 5 years. He served on various committees locally, Provincially & Federally to address social concerns for our people.
Clarence, Diana & Elliott were avid golf champions and traditional Pow-wow dancers. They lived a traditional spiritual life.
A Family Service will be held at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Sunday, April 14th, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. A Wake Service will be held at Clarence’s Residence, Blood Reserve on Sunday, April 14th from 4:00 p.m. continuing all night. The Funeral Service will be held at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Blood Reserve on Monday, April 15th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in St. Paul’s Cemetery, Blood Reserve.
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Arrangements entrusted to Berry Gorham
Legacy Funeral Homes Ltd.
P.O. Box 208
Cardston, Alberta T0K 0K0
Phone (403) 653-3222
Fax (403) 653-3677