Posted: November 13th, 2021


In loving memory of ELANA JOY MANY FINGERS who passed away on November 8, 2021, at the age of 44.

She is survived by her loving and only son Owen Albert Many Fingers, spouse Bernard White Man Left Jr her stepchildren Katie and Junior; her loving mother, Lucille Bare Shin Bone, her siblings; brothers Al Many Fingers III, Colton (Lace) and Shelby (Tristen) Bare Shin Bone, sisters; Sheryl Many Fingers, Sonjae (Lyndon), Jolaine Chief Moon, Jodie, Terry and Lacey Chief Moon/Tallow. Step siblings Cissy Mistaken Chief, Simone, Aldon, and Leon Soop. Biological Mother Cynthia (Ronnie) Scout; Grandfather, Dale Low Horn Sr., Maternal Uncles, Lester (Alvine), Rudy(Tammy) and Dale Jr (Doris) Low Horn, Patrick (the late Alva Weasel Mocassin) Black Plume, Alan (Janet) Black Plume; Maternal Aunties Ethel (Floyd) Plume, Malina (Dwayne) Across The Mountain, Cheryl (Herman) Scout. Maternal Great Aunties Louise and Margaret Eagle Plume and Gail (Randy) Many Bears and Great Uncles Roy (Christine) Bare Shin Bone, Jordan (Susan) Bare Shin Bone, Johnny Bare Shin Bone and Randy Bare Shin Bone. Paternal Uncles Burton (Verna) Many Fingers, Herbert Many Fingers (GodFather). Paternal Aunties Mildred Melting Tallow, Roseanne Many Fingers, Sylvia Tail Feathers, Marie (Don) Shade and Clara (Mike) Sigurdur. Special Cousins Chad Bare Shin Bone, Monica and Deanna Eagle Plume. God Daughter Krystina Bare Shin Bone. She holds a special place in her heart for her cousins Vaughn Bare Shin Bone, Lydia Scout, Trish (Clarence Rumpa) Black Water, Beulah (Colin) Mountain Horse, Maria, Malcolm, Denise Eagle Speaker, Ramona, Ivyannie, Floyd Big Head. As well as numerous cousins and extended relatives too many to mention Special friend/cousin Terrance Black Fore Head. Her special Nieces Allie Many Fingers and Nevaeh Chief Moon who along with Owen would go all out for them especially when it came to birthdays and holidays.

Elana was very fortunate to have been brought up with the traditional way of life and was mentored by her Maternal Grandparents Annie and John Bare Shin Bone and Paternal Grandmother Margaret Many Fingers. She was named Aipo’taakii as a baby by her grandmother Margaret Many Fingers, and as an adult she took the name of her other grandmother Iimii’tsim’aakii. Elana was also very close to her Maternal Grandparents Dale Lowhorne Sr and the late Sylvia Lowhorne. She was also the oldest grandchild of Dale & Sylvia. She would often call them when she needed someone to talk to or needed prayers. She enjoyed visiting at Low Horn ranch and helping Grandma Syl where she could. Elana had a happy childhood at the Many Fingers Ranch; Her dad spoiled her rotten, what ever Elana wanted her dad made sure she got. She attended Glenwood Elementary School and graduated from Kainai High School in 1995. She obtained a permanent Life Skills Coach Certificate and worked for many years with Kainai Children’s Services as a Child Care Worker. She was the social butterfly in the family; she is a very caring, compassionate, very friendly with everyone and had numerous friends, young and old. She even had the Chief on speed dial. Her four favorite friends, Marie and Pam Wadsworth, Virginia Black Plume and Auntie Vivian White Quills.

Elana was instrumental in the Search movement. She made her Search in 1994 in Enoch, Alberta. Her theme song was Come Back to Me. She traveled near and far to start up the Search movement on other reservations in both Canada and the United States. In 1998 she made her Cursillo on the Blood Reserve, and her theme song was Jesus On My Mind. She also had the privilege of traveling to San Antonio to attend a George Strait concert with Uncle Randy. It was one of the last concerts to be held in the Astro Dome before the new stadium was built. Whilst on the trip they encountered a Hurricane and were not fed on the plane home. When they arrived home, they were starving. There are so many stories that we can reminisce about with Elana about growing up at Grandma and Grandpas house in townsite.

She was predeceased by her Dad Albert Many Fingers II, Grandparents John and Annie Bare Shin Bone, Grandmothers Margaret Many Fingers & Sylvia Lowhorne Paternal Uncles Gordon (Loretta) Many Fingers, Sonny Many Fingers. Paternal Aunty Maryrose Many Fingers (God Mother) Paternal Many Fingers Family; Tweedy, Lyndsay, Kim (Sheldon), Lacey, Brielle, Stan, William, Ticky, Sharla, Charmaine, Kyle, Jessica, Todd, Tommy, Wade, Terry, and Rope. Brother inlaw Darren Day Chief and stepfather Oliver Soop. Biological Father Jordan Chief Moon Sr. Maternal Uncles Peter Big Head and Vernon Bare Shin Bone. Maternal Aunties Malina Bare Shin Bone, Ruby Eagle Plume, and Linda Shot Both Sides. Brother Jordan Chief Moon Jr. Maternal Cousins Freddie, Darryl, Dexter, Wesley, Darlene and Jaunita Eagle Plume, Galeena, Jovian, PJ and Shawn Big Head, Candace Holy Singer.

The family apologizes for any names missed.

A Wake service will be held at Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Monday, November 15, 2021 from 7:00 – 11:00 pm. The Funeral service will follow at Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Tuesday, November 16 at 11:00 am. Interment to follow at Blood Band Cemetery, Blood Reserve, AB.

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  1. Traci says:

    When I heard about her passing, my heart became heavy and in silence I heard her voice tell me “Its not that bad, it will be ok”. The one thing she taugt me while I was in Glenwood School Gr 8&9 with her is to be true and no matter what, things will always get better. She is and always will be deeply missed and greatly remembered.

    To her family and relatives my thoughts, prayers go out to you all.

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