Posted: March 10th, 2023

MOUNTAIN HORSE BERNADINE MOUNTAIN HORSE, Míínaakíí, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family and friends at Lethbridge Regional Hospital, February 28th 2023, at the age of 74. Bernadine was born to the late Jack Mountain Horse and Louise Mountain Horse. She received her education at St. Pauls residential school and was also a home maker. Bernadine met Clarence Little Shields and together had five children. Gordy, Deanna, Micheal, Edward and Timmy. They later separated, and she went on to meet the love of her life, Harley Morning Bird. They eventually adopted Leah and Cameron Crazy Bull. They were together until Harley’s passing in 2016. Bernadine liked to bead and make dancing regalia for her family. She traveled with her son Edward to pow wows throughout Canada and the US. She loved to barbecue and spend time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren whom she loved dearly. She was rarely seen without her great granddaughter, Mia. She liked to dance and have fun at family events. She would always make people laugh with her silly and goofy ways. Bernadine is survived by her two living sons and adopted daughter; Edward (Rae), Timmy (Amanda), Leah (Terrence), Grandchildren; Ross, Jack, Melvin, Renea, Dakota, J-Bek, Miley, Sharlee, Aliyah, Cameron, Tinika, Tyrrell, Ozzy, Zeke and Kristopher, Adopted Grandchildren; Dustin, Jade, Keyshaun, Makayla and Carrie, Great Grandchildren; Mia, Anson, Jorrie, Carmen, Kingston, Kingsley, Kireese, Kinlynn, Cashis, Ariel, Brody, Cameron Jr., Aiden and Grayson, Adopted sisters; Loretta Singer, Pauline Steinhauer and Shirley Tall Man. As well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Adopted brothers; Greg Plain Woman and Gordy Plain Woman. Bernadine is predeceased by her parents Jack Mountain Horse and Louise Mountain Horse. Spouses Clarence Little Shields and Harley Morning Bird. Infant sister Kathrine and adopted sister Jenny. Children Gordy, Deanna and Michael. Grandchildren Cohen and Tabitha.
A Wake Service will be held at Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Friday, March 10 from 6:00 – 11:00 pm and continuing all night at Bernadine’s residence. The Funeral Service will be held at Senator Gladstone Hall on Saturday, March 11 at 11:00 am. Interment will take place in St. Paul’s cemetery.
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