Posted: December 18th, 2021


It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our dear Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle, Great-Uncle, and Cousin, on Sunday, December 12th, 2021 at the Chinook Regional Hospital surrounded by his family. LIONEL WILLIAMS was called home by Creator to join his loved ones that journeyed to the Sandhills.

Lionel will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Jessica Healy/Williams, his children Jacob, Marie, Terrance, and Keenan. He is survived by his sisters Hilda Williams, Linda (Husky) Small Legs, Frances Williams, Karen Williams, Norma (Glen) Williams, sister-in-law Delia Healy; and his grandchildren Taylor, Ryder, and Kesler.

He was predeceased by his parents, Victor and Alice Williams and George and Pauline Healy; his paternal grandparents, Harry Nepinee and Sarah Bear; maternal grandparent Paula Blackhorse; sisters Theresa (Conrad) Chief Body, Peggy (George) Good Striker, Aurbina Williams, Sharon (Darcy) Eagle Child; brothers-in-law George Jr. Maxwell, Gilmore, and Keith Healy.

Lionel’s passions were hunting, fishing, watching hockey, and wrestling. Lionel was a devout Catholic. He would not miss daily T.V. Mass. He would enter contemplative prayer and meditate. He enjoyed going on the powwow trail with his family, loved watching his children dance and looked forward to the family barbecue every Summer. His joy was the outdoors, either swimming or teaching his kids the huntsman ways. He loved every minute with his family and his pets, spending countless hours making sure his pets were well taken care of.

Lionel comes from a large extended family. His relatives are the Bad Arms, Buckskins, Brave Rocks, Eagle Speakers, Hunts, Day Chiefs, Standing Alones, Hoofs, Wings, Bloods, Calling Lasts, Bullcalfs, Wells, One Owls, Brown Weasles, Plain Womans, as well as his adoptive families the Big Throats and Healys.

A Family Service and Wake will be held at WHITE CALF HALL, Blood Reserve, AB, on Sunday, December 19, 2021 from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. MARY’S IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, Blood Reserve, AB, on Monday, December 20, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Pawel Andrasz O.M.I. celebrating. All in attendance are honorary pallbearers.

Following the Funeral Mass, Lionel will be laid to rest in One Spot Cemetery.


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