Posted: May 28th, 2020


PEYTON SANCIA JOY STABS DOWN-IRON SHIRT “Akiy’inimaki” born on September 15, 2005 was called home to the Creator on May 21, 2020 in Lethbridge, Alberta.

Peyton is survived by her loving parents Carlos Neal Iron Shirt and Desiree Stabs Down, along with her special loving stepmom Vanessa Eagle Bear. Paternal Grandparents Trina and Bruce Iron Shirt and Maternal Grandmother Leona Stabs Down. Adopted Grandma Connie Wells who took great pride in attending all of Peyton’s special events and school activities; Great grandparents Charlie and Betty Crow Chief and Great Aunts Bessie Iron Shirt and Pauline Tallow; uncles Joe Bruce Iron Shirt (Heidi), Darcy Crow Chief, Dexter Healy, Harry Stabs Down, Dennis, Evans, Melvin (Dawn) Iron Shirt, Wayne Day Chief, Calvin (Geraldine) and Clinton (Vicky) Crow Chief; aunties Stacy Iron Shirt (J.R. Weaselfat), Susan Stabs Down, Brenda Daychief and Charlette Tallow and cherished cousins Jawon, Jalyn, and Hayden Iron Shirt, Kendall Kash Weasel Fat – she meant the world to them.

She is predeceased by her beloved maternal Grandpa Edward “Tiny Man” Healy, paternal Great Grandmothers Della Tallow and Mabel Iron Shirt and Great Uncle Leonard Crow Chief.

Peyton attended Aahsaopi Elementary School, Saipoyi Community School, G.S. Lakie Middle School, and Chinook High School. She had a special bond with all her teachers, principals, school councilors and many friends too numerous to name.

Peyton took great pride in her accomplishments and lived up to her name “Captured Many Girl” for she touched a lot of people’s lives with her outgoing personality, gorgeous eyes and beautiful smile. Peyton Sancia Joy excelled in athletics. She was an accomplished long-distance runner and joined in the annual Moonlight Run and Pumpkin Run. She was known to be a very aggressive basketball player and participated in tournaments in Siksika, Tsuu T’ina as well as her home, the Blood Reserve. She also played with the G.S Lakie Gators.

Peyton was a talented artist and her favorite color was purple. She loved to sing and would often perform in school concerts and talent shows. Fancy Dancing was another of her many talents, she joined the Saipoyi Dance Troup and continued to dance and perform at G.S. Lakie Middle School, as both a Fancy and contemporary dancer. She took great pride in winning her first buckle for Barrell Racing at the 2014 Piikani Youth Rodeo on her horse, Crimson.

Peyton enjoyed her many travels with her Grandparents and her Daddy to numerous hockey tournaments throughout Alberta, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia. She was always cheering for her cousins Kash and Hayden as she was their #1 fan. She also traveled to Washington, Oklahoma and Las Vegas. Her most recent trip to Las Vegas with her Daddy and Special Mom Vanessa, was filled with adventure, they visited Hoover Dam, the Grand Canyon and the Joshua Tree National Forest. It was on this trip that she managed to convince her travel companion and cousin Kash to ride the Roller Coaster at the New York, New York Hotel.

Peyton had a special bond with her Daddy, they spent hours together laughing and taking care of one another. You could always find them in the kitchen cooking together and they loved to experience new places, she was his Lovey Girl and his world revolved around her.

The Family wishes to thank everyone who was provided their support and kindness during our time of grief and loss.

A Viewing will be held on Thursday, May 28th from 9:30 – 11:00 with a Private Family Service to follow at 11:00 am. Interment in Blood Band Cemetery.

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