Posted: January 23rd, 2013

SAM LITTLE MAN (RIDER) passed away on January 12th, 2013 near Lethbridge, Alberta at the age of 72 years.
Mourning his passing is his sister, Ida Little Man; his sons, Samuel and Wilbert Wolf Plume; daughters Connie Wolf Plume and (adopted) Denise Mountain Horse; grandchildren Ryan, Lacy and Kenton Williams, Sadie, Keisha and Nicole Wolf Plume; great grandchildren; Hayden and Alexis; extended family Tony (Lorna) Black Water and Mildred Scout; Ooskaiks Tessie Rider, Rose Marie, Georgina, William (Carma), Patrick, Duane (Wilma) and Corinna Crow Chief; Claude, Myra, and Addison Crow Spreading Wings and Mary Ann (Harvey) Healy; Carolla Calf Robe, Barbara Scout, Theresa (William) Messenger and Calvin (Yvonne) Crow; grand aunt Eva Hind Bull and grand uncle, Donald Big Swallow and their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his daughter and grandson, Joyce and Charles Wolf Plume, his mother Mianistipiiksii, his father Iihkitopii, his maternal grandparents, Akaomh’kayi and Matsiitapiim, his paternal grandparents Iihkiitopi and Miikskimipitakii, his siblings Joseph Crow Spreading Wings, William, Louise and Margaret Little Man; his aunts and uncles Mary (Wallace) Crow Chief, James (Annie) Crow, Ksistiikomsiipistohkomi (Harry Shade’s mother), Mrs. Big Sorrel Horse, Mary (Bob)Plaited Hair and Mary Paula (Henry) Black Water.
Sam attended Stand Off Day School. Hockey was his favorite sport in those early years. He enjoyed drumming and created many songs that he recorded with his brother William. His passion for horses led him to work as a ranch hand in High River, Taber, Sunburst, B.C. and Washington. Until illness slowed him down, he travelled all over BC and the western United States looking for his younger brother Raymond Little Man who disappeared in 1978. These last few years, he maintained close ties with his spiritual friends on the Blackfeet Reservation. He was a gentle person, kind to his younger relatives and respectful to his elders. Other relatives include Stabsdowns, Weasel Moccasins, Provosts, Scouts, Big Swallows, Four Horns and Turning Robes and we apologize if we have missed anyone.
The Wake Service will be held on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013 at the Old Saipoyi Gym, from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m.
The Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve with Father Pawel Andrasz OMI officiating. Interment in St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Blood Reserve.
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Arrangements entrusted to Berry Gorham
Legacy Funeral Homes Ltd.
P.O. Box 208
Cardston, Alberta T0K 0K0
Phone (403) 653-3222
Fax (403) 653-3677

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