Posted: June 10th, 2016

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear son, brother, uncle, cousin and friend, LEON (WEST) ACROSS THE MOUNTAIN “POKSIKKAA’YAYI” in Lethbridge on May 30, 2016 at the age of 43.

Leon was born on April 17, 1973 in Cardston to the late Verna Across The Mountain and Lonnie Black Face. He was raised by his great aunt Eileen (Dan) Crane Chief in the Levern and Little Chicago area on the Blood Reserve. Leon attended Levern School and St. Mary’s High School. He also furthered his education at the Red Crow College. Leon was a fluent Blackfoot speaker and was very close to his family. He made friends wherever he went and spent the last part of his life in Lethbridge.

Leon leaves to mourn his father Lonnie Black Face; sister Pamela (John Thomas) Calling Last; uncles Calvin Across The Mountain & Clarence Crane Chief; aunts Lucille Across The Mountain & Wanda Crane Chief; adopted mother Evelyn Across The Mountain; great uncles Martin Hairy Bull, Joseph, Rex, James and Norbert Across The Mountain, Martin (Elizabeth) Vielle; great aunts Christine (Jeff) Delorme, Mary Ann Across The Mountain , Margaret (Ron) McDonald; numerous other relatives from Across The Mountain, Hairy Bull, Crane Chief, Vielle, Shot Both Sides, Eagle Plume and Bare Shin Bone families.

A Wake Service will be at the STREETS ALIVE MISSION, LETHBRIDGE on Friday, June 10th from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. continuing at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve from 7:00 p.m. all night. The Funeral Service will be at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Saturday, June 11th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the Pioneer Cemetery.

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