MANY GREY HORSES AudreyPosted: August 17th, 2015
The family of AUDREY GALE MANY GREY HORSES (Komoo’niitaapaaki) sadly announces her unexpected passing in Lethbridge August 7th, 2015. Audrey was born June 11, 1956 at the Blood Indian Hospital in Cardston to Bridget Many Grey Horses (nee BlackWater) and Douglas Many Grey Horses Sr. Audrey spent her early childhood at her family home near the St. Mary’s dam. She later attended St. Mary’s residential school from the age of 5 until high school graduation. Audrey attended post secondary school at the University of Lethbridge majoring in Communications. She is survived by her daughter Lanna Dee Many Grey Horses; her siblings: Rosie, Douglas (Carolyn), Calvert (Connie), Valerie, Rex (Yolanda) and Elizabeth Smith (Merle). Also, her step-mother: Theresa; Her maternal uncle and aunt Anthony Blackwater (Lorna) and Joanne (Joe); her paternal Aunts: Molly, Evelyn, Donna, Mary, Martha, Terry, Rebecca. Her nieces and nephews: Bridget (Richard), Brooke (Brian), Eva (Trevor), Darryl (Cheryl), Scotty, Jyme, Jay (Kiley), Kevin (Zana), Cherish, Truman, Quindy (Inniskim), Casey (Tiffany), Craig (Christen), Kelly (Carlos), Mike (Claudia), Jesse (Dawn), Jessica (Salah), John Douglas, Kyle, Michelle (Lee), Melissa, Rex Jr. Audrey also had fondness for her numerous great-nieces and nephews too numerous to mention. Audrey is predeceased by her parents Douglas Sr. and Bridget. Also, by her siblings: Cecil, Joe and Rita Holy White Man, and Bryan Many Grey Horses; her brother in-law Jackie Crowshoe; her niece Kari-lyn “tweety” Soop.
While attending school, Audrey excelled in academics; and, was known for her athletic ability especially playing basketball. She was one of the star players with the “Warriorettes” who went on to win several championships including the Western Canada Winter Games. She strongly encouraged her daughter, nieces and nephews to further their education and continue in athletic achievements. Audrey was known for her generosity, kindness, and quick wit. At the same time, she could be headstrong, determined and tough. She enjoyed spending time with her family including travelling with her daughter to Alaska, San Francisco, Ottawa, Montreal, and all over the US. Audrey spent a number of years with her daughter and mother living in Vancouver, BC. Vancouver was her second home with many family and friends living there. She moved back to Lethbridge to look after her mom. Audrey was very close to her mom and her passing affected her deeply.
A Wake Service will be held at Senator Gladstone Hall Sunday August 16, 2015 from 7pm – 11pm. The Funeral mass will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Monday, Aug. 17th at 11:00 a.m. Internment will follow at the Family Cemetery near St. Mary’s dam – followed by a feast honoring Audrey at the Senator Gladstone Hall.