DAY CHIEF AlfredaPosted: November 9th, 2012
January 12, 1944 – November 2, 2012
Alfreda Day Chief passed away peacefully at the Raymond General Hospital on Friday November 2, 2012 at the age of 68. She will be sadly missed by her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren; Annette & Brian (Todd, Melissa), Margaret & Ray (Tobi, Ryan, Tyrus, Tobias), Tracy & Beth (Buddy, Chuck, Reba, Montana), Kelly & Deanna (Lance, Lynda, Leason, Blue, Elisha, Korilee, Kyle), Tammy & John (Jessie, Randall, Lindsay, Holly, William, Challane, Lucy, Chris, Houston, Travis, Marvin, Tamara, Ashley, Baby John), Christopher, Stephanie (Shay, Danielle, Vinney, Cora); 19 great grand kids; brothers and sisters Winston (Martha), Rosaline, June, Julianna (sister-in-law), Rita (Keith Red Crow), Wilton (Trina), Harriette, Chester (Bonnie), Laverne (Rod First Rider), Bruce (Carla), Judy, Perry, Patrice, Delia (John Chief Moon); Aunts Mae Singer, Christine (Ervie Shade) as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and extended families. Alfreda was predeceased by granddaughter Terry Lynn, parents Victor & Lucy, siblings Jarvie & Doris, nephews Brent, Wilbur, Robbie, & Bradley, and niece Jody.
Alfreda was born on January 12, 1944 at the Cardston Indian Hospital. She grew up on the Blood Reserve and received her formal education at the St. Mary’s Residential School. Alfreda made her home in Langley, BC from 1963 to 1968, where she and her husband manufactured cabinets. She returned to Alberta to reside in Lethbridge; in her later years she moved back to the Blood Reserve where she became a mother to all and a friend and this was one of the dominant forces in her life. Alfreda enjoyed being a home-maker and was very creative, proficient, selfless and caring. She was a special lady who valued life, family, and friends and was thankful for the many blessings in life. Even though Alfreda was inflicted with rheumatoid arthritis she was active and participated in all family activities which kept her young at heart. Alfreda’s legacy included the foster care services that she provided. She considered her grandchildren the lights of her life.
“Please don’t sing sad songs for me. Forget your grief and tears.
For I am in a perfect place, away from pain and tears…
I’m far away from sorrow, and hurt and want and pride.
I have a place with the Creator at my side.”
It is with deep sadness to express the loss of a mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, & friend.
A Family Service will be held at 4:00 P.M., on Thursday, November 8, 2012 at EDEN’S FUNERAL HOME, 2424-5th Ave., Fort Macleod. A Wake Service will follow from 6 P.M. to 11 P.M. at the GLADSTONE HALL, Standoff, AB, with Jack Red Crow, Officiating.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 A.M., on Friday, November 9, 2012 at St.Mary’s Catholic Church, Standoff, AB, with Father Pawal Andrasz, Celebrant. Interment to follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Eden’s Funeral Home and Crematorium
2424 – 5 Avenue
Fort Macleod, AB