Posted: July 21st, 2021


Amelia Willows “Iiniioomaahkaa’kii” (Buffalo Running Woman) beloved Wife of the recently deceased Clarence Small Legs and Mother to her only child Dayton Willows, was called home to the Creator on July 13, 2021 at the age of 40 years.

Amelia was a loving mother, daughter, sister. She was always depended upon to help at home and especially at the Sundance. She was a very clean person; wherever she went she would always clean. She would always be the one keeping the home and tipi nice and tidy.

Amelia was a gifted artist who loved to draw, write poetry and play her guitar. Her beautiful kind nature will be missed by all who loved her dearly. She touched so many lives with her sense of humour and her genuine kindness. She had many talents that included sewing, crocheting and beadwork.

Amelia was an athlete in her younger years. She attempted many sports such as basketball, volleyball, badminton, softball, baseball and steer riding.

In her younger years she was a very dependable babysitter. She was called upon by various relatives to babysit many of her younger relatives. She was so good with children that she helped Melissa with Kadin when he was born. Amelia also worked at numerous places such as the Scotiabank in Standoff, different Health Care Aide facilities, the homeless shelter in Mosees Lake and Kainai Corrections.

Amelia attended school In Cardston, Hillspring and graduated from Catholic Central High in Lethbridge. She later attended Lethbridge College and received a certificate in office administration. She also received her Health Care Aide certificate from Training Inc.

Amelia will be dearly missed by her only son Dayton Willows, her parents: Maxine and Floyd Big Head and Patrick Crow Chief; her siblings: Melissa Willows, Tricia Willows, Amber (Randall) Crow Chief, Patrick (Leanna) Willows, Patrick Small Eyes, Carma (Mervin) Chief Calf, Robbie (Roland) Rabbit, Kelly (Homer) Rabbit, Sheena (Nathan) Tailfeathers, Toby Whiteman Left and Ainsley Bullshields; brother in laws: Stevie Heavy Shields and Todd Bruised Head; aunts and Uncles: Maxine Willows and the Late Keith Willows (they were also the God Parents), Duane (Wilma) Crow Chief, William(Carma) Crow Chief, Corina Crow Chief, Georgina Crow Chief, Leonard Big Head, Ivy Ann Big Head, Ramona Big Head, Emile (Noreen) Big Head, Jennifer (Terry) Big Head, Cherie Mcmurdie (Arnold), Lori (Galen) Laplante, Toni (Andrew) Madrid, Roxie (Alvin) Ladd, Jackie (Mike) Bromley, Pat Wings, Judy Wings, Cammie Wings, Belva Wings, Melody Wings, Patsy Weasel Fat, Carol Wings and Derrick Wings; special Aunts: Sandra Bruised Head, Kelly Wells, Shelly Big Sorrel Horse, Sherri Big Sorrel Horse, Trina Tallow, Audrey Tallow, and Carol Many Fingers; special grandparents: Sadie Wadsworth, Alex and the late Gloria Red Crow; best Friend Mandy Chief Moon; adopted sisters: Gaylene (Troy) Crow Chief, Candace Crow Chief, Crystal Chief Calf, Mikelelne Little Plume, Chico Crow Chief. Adopted brothers: Waylon Little Bear, Waylon Oka and Kelly Vare; mother-in-law Marie Swanson; sister-in-law Ivy (Raymond) Small Legs; brother-in-laws: Alvin (Melissa), Mervin, Kessly (Blair) Small legs; step children: Mary Pat Healy, Jay Cody, Douglas, Clarence and Jerrance (Jordan).

Amelia is predeceased by her maternal grandparents: Earl and Alice Willows and Paternal grandparents Wallace and Mary Crow Chief; her sister Jillian Crow Chief; aunts and uncles: Keith Willows, Rose Crow Chief, Alfreda Crow Chief, Bonnie Big Head, Shawn Big Head, PJ Big Head, Bryce Vaile, Ardis Vaile, Earla Vaile, Kristen Vaile, Bucky Vaile, and Aloysius Wings.

A Family service will be held Tuesday July 20th at the Snodgrass Funeral Home from 5pm-6pm with an all night wake service to follow at Floyd and Maxine Big Head’s Residence in Fish Creek on the Blood Reserve. The Funeral service will begin at 11am on Wednesday July 21, 2021, and she will be laid to rest at the Willows family plot on the Blood reserve.

Snodgrass Funeral Homes assisting the family with funeral arrangements

(403) 627-4864.

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