Posted: September 11th, 2015

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It is with heavy hearts and profound sadness that we announce the passing of a Loving Husband, Father, Brother, Uncle, Nephew and Friend, BERNARD WOLF CHILD, who passed away suddenly on August 31, 2015, in Moses Lake (Cardston), Alberta at the age of 56 years.

Bernard was born at the Blood Indian Hospital in Cardston, Alberta on June 9, 1959 to (the Late) Cecilia Gros Ventre Boy and (the Late) Anthony “Tony” Wolf Child. Being raised in a large family, Bernard was taught the value of “hard work” and the importance of family by his parents and older siblings. He received his early education from Cardston High School and his apprenticeship training in Mechanics. He was most notably known for his skills and abilities as a “jack of all trades.” Bernard found full time employment with Kainai Board of Education as a Janitor at the Tatsiikiisaipo’p Middle School. He married his wife Beverly and together they raised their children and grandchildren in a nurturing, loving and welcoming home. Bernard loved and adored his children and grandchildren, always showing encouragement and fatherly support whenever they needed him.

Filled with boundless energy, Bernard was also an avid sportsman; excelling both in Fastball and Hockey. Bernard was known as somewhat of a local “globe trotter”. His love for sport, his employment and spirituality led him on many journeys with family, friends and team mates across Canada and the United States. He embraced life with endless enthusiasm.

Bernard always greeted people with a smile; a characteristic befitting of such a kind-hearted, giving, gentle soul. He will be remembered for his enthusiasm, dedication and “hard work” mentality, especially his ambitious, outgoing personality that was felt by all who knew him.

To be forever cherished and lovingly remembered are Bernard’s beloved wife Beverly; his children Shalane, Kimberly, Darcy (Laney), Sarah & Jessica (Gilbert) Red Old Man, (adopted children) Jolene (Robin) Eagle Plume, Amelia (Jon) Crying Head, Randall (Juanita) & Timothy (Sharesse) Morning Owl; his Grandchildren Jerry, Christopher, Nicholas, Dashawn, Jovian, Riley, Anthony (Boss), Bentley, Sierra, Nevada, Zuri, Keyshawn, Makayla, Carrie, Tiarra, Hannah, Jon and Khloe; Brothers Oliver (Dolly), Jordan, Roland (Robbie), Robert (Penny) Gros Ventre Boy, Charlie & Kenny Hind Bull; Sisters Joyce (Ed) & Joan (Arnold) Gros Ventre Boy, Yvonne (Don) Shouting, Myra (Lambert) & Delia Hind Bull; Aunts Mary Rose Gros Ventre Boy, Frances (Ed) Gordon, Alice & Elizabeth Wolf Child; Uncles Pete (Rita) Many Fingers, Harrison Wolf Child, Jimmy (Belina) Doore, John (Irma) & Bruce (Ann Marie) Wolf Child; Great Aunt Lena Chief Calf; Adopted daughter Eleanor Bad Arm; Adopted sons Coby Black Water, Bryan Crying Head; Adopted Brothers Norman Black Plume, Bobby Healy and Kelly Hunt; Adopted Sisters Shirley Prairie Chicken and Monica Chief Moon; Adopted Father Martin Hairy Bull.

Bernard was predeceased by his Mother Cecilia Gros Ventre Boy, his Father Anthony “Tony” Wolf Child, his Sisters Molly, Bernice, Ann and Martha Gros Ventre Boy; his Brothers Homer Gros Ventre Boy, Jason Hind Bull, Calvin Prairie Chicken, Norman Calf Robe, Seymour Gros Ventre Boy; his Maternal Grandparents Tsiinaikowan Gros Ventre Boy & Lucy Crying Head; his Paternal Grandparents Joe & Alice Wolf Child; Aunts Dora First Charger, Rita Calf Robe, Mabel Gros Ventre Boy, Lucy Hairy Bull, Bertha Crying Head; Uncles Donald, Beatty (Pete) and Roland Gros Ventre Boy, Jack Curly Rider Sr., Steven Crying Head; Nephew Andy Gros Ventre Boy; Niece Lenny Hairy Bull; Great Uncle Alec Crying Head; Aunt In-Law Maggie Curly Rider.

A Family Service will be held at Oliver Gros Ventre Boy’s Residence in Moses Lake (Cardston), Alberta, on Wednesday, September 9, 2015, from 4:00 to 6:30 PM. The Wake Service will be held at the Senator Gladstone Hall on Wednesday, September 9, 2015, from 7:00 to 11:00 PM and continuing all night at Bernard & Beverly’s residence. The Funeral Service will be held at the Senator Gladstone Hall on Thursday, September 10, 2015, at 1:00 PM with Pastor Joshua Curly Rider Officiating. Interment in the Pioneer Cemetery.

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