RED CROW GloriaPosted: February 25th, 2016
GLORIA RED CROW (NEE SCOUT) was born on November 30th, 1943 at the Blood Indian Hospital on the Blood Reserve. Her Blackfoot name is “POKO’TAN” (Small Daughter). She passed into the Spirit World on February 19th, 2016 in Lethbridge, Alberta. Gloria is survived by her loving husband Alex (Jack) Red Crow. Her children Floyd (Maxine) Big Head, Leonard Big Head, Ivy Annie Big Head, Ramona Big Head, Emile (Noreen) Big Head, Bonnie Big Head, Jennifer (Terry) Ivins, Robbie (Roland) Rabbit, Carmelita (Mervin) Rabbit, Megan (TJ) Heavy Shields, and Alex Batoche. Her sister Elizabeth Big Head and her brothers, Oliver (Frankie) Scout and Glen Yellow Feet. Her aunt Cecile Spear Chief. Her God Children, Stanley Big Sorrel Horse, Marcus Vielle, Matthew Panther Bone & Heather Wolf Child. She was a matriarch of a very large family consisting of 23 Grandchildren and 41 Great Grandchildren.
“Glor”, as she is affectionately known by her family, was a devout Catholic and she loved to make rosaries which she would donate to the community. She also loved to cook berry soup and fry bread every summer in support of her children and grandchildren at the sacred Sundance ceremonies. She was a mother to many of her extended family and friends.
She fully supported her family and would make sure to attend graduations, baby showers, weddings and birthday parties. Glor was a homemaker and would spend her afternoons watching her favorite VHS movies such as The Golden Girls, Three’s Company, Sanford & Son and Columbo. Glor’s unique sense of humour, genuine kindness, grassroots humbleness and her quick wit will be missed by all who love her.
Gloria was predeceased by her parents, Ivy Spear Chief and George Scout. Her siblings, Beatrice (Gilbert) Big Sorrel Horse, Julia Striped Wolf, Warner Scout, David Yellow Feet, Irvin Yellow Feet, Iris Knife, Wayne Yellow Feet, Gerald and Eric Cold Weather; and her grandchildren, Galena Brave Rock and Jovian Big Head.
In memory of Gloria, the family encourages you to make donations to the Kainai Healing Lodge.
Family Service is at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 25th, 2016 at the Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston, Alberta. Wake Service to follow from 6:00 p.m. to 12 Midnight at the Moses Lake Gym, Blood Reserve. Funeral Mass is at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 26th, 2016 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve. Interment at the Blood Band Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to: www.legacyfuneralhome.ca