Posted: December 7th, 2015

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“Noyis” LOUISE DAY RIDER, nee Wolf Child, was called home Sunday, November 29, 2015 in Cardston, Alberta at the age of 72.

She was predeceased by her husband Henry Day Rider. Left to mourn her passing, her daughter Flora (Darryl Black Plume) and her siblings: Leona, Pauline, Don, and Peter Wolf Child; in-laws, Bernadette Wolf Child, Louis Crop Eared Wolf, Florence (Frank) Petrik, Cynthia Hunt, Joyce (Ron) Doore, Edith, Levern, Melvin (Anne), Arnold (Joan) Wells; aunts, Lena Chief Calf, Rachel Hoof, Annie Davis, Elizabeth Big Throat, and Clara (Frances) Russell; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Louise was raised in the Levern community, and attended St. Mary’s Residential School, graduating in 1964. She greatly admired the nuns at the school, so she joined religious life with the Sisters of the Child Jesus in September 1964. Louise made her first vows in 1967. During her time with the Sisters she was stationed in North Vancouver BC, North Battleford SK, and Sechelt BC. She left the Sisters after the death of her mother Sarah in 1970. Louise attended Lethbridge College and the University of Lethbridge to explore her interests in Administrative Assistance, Social Work, and the Fine Arts. Louise worked as a Social Worker on the Blood Reserve and Lethbridge AB. She was an artist, and worked with paints in creating many different works of art.

Louise met the love of her life, Henry; together they shared their world with each other, and were married in 1977. She helped Henry with the family business as his secretary and go-for. Together they raised their wonderful daughter Flora, and were very proud of her life and academic accomplishments. Louise was known for her strong faith which helped her through difficult times, and was often asked for her prayers. Due to illness, she was confined to a wheelchair later in life. She was a sweet, kind, and loving person. Louise was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.

Louise was predeceased by her parents Leo Sr. and Sarah Wolf Child; siblings, Caroline, Edward, Martha, and Leo Jr. Wolf Child, Geraldine Crop Eared Wolf, and Evangeline Chief Moon; aunts, Annie Shot Both Sides, Nellie Long Time Squirrel, Isabel Spear Chief, and Mary Many Feathers; uncles, Joe, Sam Wolf Child, and Willie, Lawrence Plain Woman; nieces and nephews, Cathy Crop Eared Wolf, June Chief Calf, Sheldon Holy Singer, and Tabitha Wolf Child.

Special thanks to Kainai Home Care staff and Lee Crest Good Samaritans staff and residents.

The Family Service will be held at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston AB on Sunday, December 6 from 5:00 – 6:00 pm. A Wake Service will be held at the Levern Community Hall, Blood Reserve on Sunday, December 6 from 7:00 – 11:00 pm. The Funeral Service will be held at St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Church on Monday, December 7 at 11:00 am. Interment at St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Blood Reserve.

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