BIG SWAN PhilipPosted: April 11th, 2014
Pastor (Chief) Philip Evan Big Swan passed away suddenly with his loving family by his side and went home to be with the Lord. Philip loved his children and raised them with the word of God. He was an avid cattle rancher, horse breeder and loved to train quarter and paint horses with his brother David. He worked with Native Counseling Services until his retirement and was recognized with Solicitor General for his many endeavors within the Criminal Justice field. Philip was a Hereditary Chief who had a heart for the Piikani Nation and was elected Chief in 1995. He was an ordained minister and co-pastored a church in Standoff, AB. He would travel with his wife Delores, throughout Canada and USA ministering the word of God and generated many friendships throughout his ministry. Besides his loving wife Delores; he is survived by 6 sons; Shane, Kevin (Nadine), Evan (Ashley), Trey, Braydan, Garrett McDougall; 3 daughters Shannon (Stanford), Krystal (Cameron), Tamara; 10 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; brother Maniel (Lyz); Sisters Valerie, Norine (Tom); 3 nephews Stephen (Candace), Brett, Isaac; 2 Nieces Kimberly (John), Jheniel, Uncle James North Peigan, Auntie Hilda Big Swan, numerous relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Archie Big Swan Sr. and Nancy (nee North Peigan); brothers Earl, Randall, David Sister Elizabeth, Nephew Noel. A Wake Service will be held on Monday, April 14, 2014 from 4:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M. at EDEN’S FUNERAL HOME-Fort Macleod, 2424-5th Ave. A Funeral Service to celebrate his life will be held on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 11:00 A.M., at the PIIKANI COMMUNITY HALL, Brocket, AB. Interment will follow in Brocket Cemetery, with a feast to follow at the Community Hall.