MANY FINGERS ClaraPosted: February 6th, 2013
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Clara Bernice Many Fingers (nee Plume) with her grandsons at her side, on January 30th, 2013 at the age of 55
She leaves behind her most cherished grandsons Theoren (Nitanis) Healy, Larmer and Dryden Crow Chief. Whom she helped raise. She adored her great grandson Nikosis. Her son-in-law Monty Crow Chief. Her adopted daughter Lacey Eagle Plume and adopted son Jared Black Plume.
She also leaves behind her father Wayne and step mother Diana Plume. Her brothers Joe (Donna), Chris, Lucius Plume, Ernest Day Chief. Her sisters Lawana (Wayne) Cook, Lisa, Stacey Plume. Her Brother in-law Ken White Man. Her adopted sisters Linda (Darryl) Three Persons. Annette Twigg, seventeen nieces and ten nephews. Her in laws Colin (Pam) Dick (Melanie) Marvin (Trina) Calvert (Terri) Audrey Many Fingers, Connie Fox.
She was predeceased by her husband of sixteen years Lloyd Many Fingers, her beautiful daughter Jessica and her infant son Timothy Charles, her granddaughter Tori Crow Chief, her mother Albertine Plume, her brother Ricky, sister Tina, her paternal grandparents Laurie and Minnie Plume, Maternal grandparents Harry and Clara Big Throat, her adopted brother Terry Day Rider, Adopted Sister Brenda Quesnelle. Her father and mother in-law Gordon and Loretta Many Fingers and brother in-law Lindsay Many Fingers.
Bernice as she was known to her family took over the role of Mom to her grandsons and siblings.
Bernice was always one to bring laughter and silliness to everyone she met and made friends with all the people she encountered. She was generous and would give whatever she had to whoever needed. She was always a great listener and would give advice based on her life experience. She always gave genuine praise to everyone’s accomplishments . Bernice loved her husband so much that she never remarried and dedicated her life to making sure her beloved grandsons were taken care of. She took great pride in her grandsons Theoren and Larmer’s hockey achievements, and would attend games whenever she can, she was also proud to ask Dryden to show off his chicken dance moves to all her guests and was looking forward to watching him dance in the summer. She loved her brothers and sisters a great deal, and was always happiest when spending time with all her close and extended family. She and her best friend Veronica Eagle Bear were a mischievous pair in residential school. Despite her disability she was never one to rely on anyone for anything she needed. She had a great deal of respect for all religions, but always prayed her rosaries and kept them at her side, and also encouraged her boys to always pray. She will be missed by her warm embraces and the love she extended to all.
We the family would like to give special thanks to Ronnie and Kelly Thunder Chief for all the help they provided to Bernice. The Doctors and Nurses at unit 4C for their care and compassion for Bernice and her family.
A Family Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Ab. on Monday, February 4th, 2013 at 4:00 P.M.
A Wake Service will be held at SENATOR GLADSTONE HALL, Blood Reserve, Ab. on Monday, February 4th, 2013 from 7:00 – 11:00 P.M.
A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at ST. MARY’S IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, Blood Reserve, Ab. on Tuesday, February 5th, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Pawel Andrasz O.M.I Celebrating.
Interment to follow at Lavern Cemetery.
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