WEASEL FAT, MargaretPosted: August 30th, 2019
It is with great sadness that we the family announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and aunt, MARGARET WEASEL FAT. She peacefully passed away on August 24, 2019 at Lethbridge Regional Hospital surrounded by family and friends.
Margaret Weasel Fat was born March 11, 1941 at the Blood Indian Hospital, beloved wife to Andrew Weasel Fat, she was the love of his life for Sixty one (61) years. Margaret leaves to mourn her loving Children, Horton (Andrienne), Debbie, Tracy (Chantel), Roxy (Lionel), and Jason (Shayna,) Grandchildren; Sandy, AJ, Nancy, Pam, Matthew, Kyle, Brooke, Shawna, Leslie, Nikita, Sherise, Michelle, Brittany, Mercedes, Keely, Madison, Layla, Keana, Elijah, Navaeh. Twenty Eight (28) Great Grandchildren. Adopted children: Audrey Eagle Bear, Acorn, Powwow and Janelle Jefferson, Sisters: Clara Healy, Elizabeth Red Crow and numerous nieces and nephews all held a special place in her heart. Families: Eagle Bears, Andertons, Mistaken Chiefs, Beebe, White Man Left, Sweet Grass, Weasel Fat. Margaret was predeceased by her parents Jack and Agnes Eagle Bear, (son) Michael “Binky” Weasel Fat, siblings: Eva Sweet Grass, Mike Eagle Bear, Stan Eagle Bear, Suzie Eagle Bear, Billy Eagle Bear, Eddie Eagle Bear, and Gladys Jefferson.
Margaret grew up in the Farm Four area, riding horse, picking berries, and getting into mischief. Her school began at St. Mary’s Residential School, Lethbridge College and numerous training in her field of an accountant and as a Financial Officer. Margaret’s careers: Standoff Superette, picking apples in Yakima, Standoff Trading Post, Indian News Media, Blood Tribe Social Services, and she retired at age 64 from Red Crow Community College. She worked hard all her life and took pride in doing a job right, receiving awards for her hard work and dedication.
Margaret married the love of her life Andrew on February 24, 1958, she always spoke of her $1.00 honeymoon, it cost 65 cents for Andrew and 35 cents for Margaret to see the show. The love they have for each other is truly selfless, unconditional and forgiving, celebrating 61 wonderful years of marriage. Margaret and Andrew were together always.
Together they travelled all over, meeting new people: Vancouver, Minnesota, Albuquerque, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, North and South Dakota, most memorable is Hawaii, visiting all the four islands, and her favorite place was Crow Fair, Montana. They settled in Old Agency, sharing their home with their children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, family and friends. Margaret’s home was full of love, laughter, and good food. Her kitchen was the focal point of gathering, she made sure everyone ate, and if you refused, she would say “ok, I won’t feed for a whole year until this day” refusal was futile. She was the matriarch of her Eagle Bear family, when she became the last remaining of her Eagle Bear siblings. She had so much love for her family and each carried a special place in her heart.
Margaret believed strongly in Aatsimookaan, and her second home was Aakookaatsin. She would be sleeping, but she sure caught her prayers, when called upon. Margaret and Andrew were a part of many ceremonies, together they became the leaders of the Horns (Tsiimuutatsii) Sorrel Horse Society, and Niinaamskaan Thunder/Medicine Pipe Bundle holders of Sootsiiyaakiiniimaan. They then stepped into the role of becoming elders, and mentors to our people. Margaret leaves a legacy of love, kindness, and generosity, she will be loved and missed by many.
Margaret has a loving family, and many wonderful friends. All in attendance at the funeral are her Honorary Pallbearers.
A Family Service will be held at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Monday, Sept. 2nd at 5:00 p.m. followed by the Wake Service at the Old Agency Hall, Blood Reserve from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be at the Old Agency Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 3rd at 11:00 a.m.
Condolences may be sent at: www.legacyfuneralhome.ca