DAY CHIEF RosalinePosted: June 6th, 2013
On Saturday, May 25th, 2013 ROSALINE (ROSELLA) DAY CHIEF (SAISSKITSIMAAKI) was called home by our Creator to rejoin her parents Victor & Lucy Day Chief and adopted parents Edward & Ruth Little Bear.
Rosaline was born on November 3rd, 1940 at the Lethbridge Galt Hospital and passed away peacefully in Cardston on May 25th, 2013 at the age of 72, surrounded by her children, grandchildren, family and friends.
Left to mourn her passing are her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren; Brenda (Lana, Corey), Wayne (Jamie, Jiggs, Chelsea, Kaycee), Louann & Troy (Markee); Dakota, Trez-man, Jeziah, Karlee, Jace, Kaylin, Maria, Co-Co, Jamie K, and baby Eva; brothers & sisters Winston (Martha), June, Rita (Keith), Harriet, Wilton (Trina), Chester (Bonnie), Lavern (Rodney), Bruce (Carla), Perry, Patsy, and Delia (John); Beverly Hungry Wolf (adopted sister), Julianne (sister-in-law), Robert Delaney (son-in-law), Little Bear (adopted brothers), aunts Christine (Irvine Shade) and Mae Singer; Special friends Geraldine Thunder Chief, Emelda Black Water, Martha Oka and Elsie First Rider, as well as numerous nieces and nephews and extended families.
Rosaline was predeceased by a daughter Jodie Marie and a great grandson Mason James; parents Victor and Lucy; siblings Jarvie, Doris, Alfreda, Judy Kay; nephews Brent, Robbie, Wilbur, Bradley and Kerry.
Rosaline received her formal education at the St. Mary’s Residential School. She was raised on the Blood Reserve and made her home on the Reserve as well. Her experiences at school and at home reinforced the ethics of hard work. Rosaline’s skillset and many talents enabled her to be employed all her life until her retirement. Upon retirement she dedicated and devoted herself and time to being the best homemaker to her children, grandchildren, family and friends.
Rosaline instilled many values in her children but prominently education. Her greatest pride was her children’s accomplishments. Rosaline taught her children well – independency and self-sufficiency.
Rosaline was a devout Catholic. She attended church on Sundays and recited the rosary on a daily basis. She travelled to the holy shrines in Rome and Lac St. Ann. Rosaline had great respect for our cultural and traditional way of life.
Mom leaves us a legacy of work ethics, love and generosity. We will fondly remember Mom for her generous spirit and the love she expressed to us in her own special way. Mom was a special aunt to Lucille, Karen, Charlene and Debbie Rose, who spent many hours by her side.
It is with deep sadness we express the loss of our mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Mom was called home on Saturday, May 25th, 2013 and on Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 her grandson Joey Kyle Day Chief joined in the journey to heaven. The family apologizes for any names forgotten as Rosaline had a very large family.
The Wake Service will be held at the Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Monday, June 3rd, 2013 from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m.
The Funeral Mass will be held at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve on Tuesday, June 4th, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the Blood Band Cemetery, Blood Reserve.
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