VAILE BELGARDE ArdisPosted: March 10th, 2015
ARDIS NANETTE VAILE- BELGARDE, beloved mother of Joseph, Tyrell and Jeffrey and daughter of Elsie, passed away in Lethbridge on Sunday, March 1, 2015 at the age of 52. Ardis was born February 26, 1963 in Cardston, Alberta, Canada and spent most of her life on the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana. She attended schools in Coalstrip, Montana and Brigham City, Utah, eventually graduating from Browning High School. She also attended Lethbridge College and the College of Great Falls. She married Ermine Belgarde in 1989 and together they raised their three children. Her and her family spent many days in the mountains cutting wood, hunting, fishing and picnicking. Ardis was known for her delicious home cooking, infectious laugh, and her story telling. She worked various jobs, mainly as a painter and general laborer. Ardis had many close friends and cousins that were more like brothers and sisters to her. Pat Hoffman, Hughie (Laura) Monroe and Kelly (Ron) Thunder Chief were very special to Ardis and went through good and bad times with her. She loved and cherished her nieces and nephews and was happy to hear of their accomplishments and there to help them work through their problems. She was the \”favorite Aunt\”. Ardis is also survived by her precious grandchildren, Daesean, Drayden, Mikah and Jonessa siblings, Bryce, Carl Russell, Lori (Galen) LaPlante, Roxie (Alvin) Ladd, Toni (Andrew) Madrid, Maxine (Floyd) Big Head and Cheri (Arnold) Mansfield McMurdie and numerous nieces and nephews. Ardis was predeceased by her husband, Ermine, her dad, Earl Everett, siblings, Buck, Kristin and Earla. A Family Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta on Friday, March 6, 2015 at 4:00 P.M. A Wake Service and Viewing will be held at EAGLE SHIELDS CENTER in Browning, Montana on Saturday, March 7, 2015. A Funeral Service will be held at EAGLE SHIELDS CENTER in Browning, Montana on Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. Interment will be at Monroe Ranch in East Glacier, Montana.