WEASEL BEAR ChristelPosted: April 1st, 2014
“First Prairie Women”
Creator called our daughter, mother, sister, auntie and cherished friend home on the eve of March 23, 2014, after her lengthy battle with several illnesses. Christel Dawn – Matoomsokasimyakii (First Prairie Woman) Plain Eagle- Weasel Bear passed away in Pincher Creek on Sunday, March 23, 2014 at the age of 41 years. Christel was born on November 25, 1972 in Pincher Creek, AB. She attended the Peigan School, as well as Canyon Elementary School, & Mathew Halton High School in Pincher Creek. In her later years she attended Lethbridge Community College in the Criminal Justice Program. In 1994 Christel worked with RCMP as a Liaison officer. In 1995 she graduated from the Adult Education Career Centre (UCEPP) on the Piikani Nation. Other work history includes the Peigan Recreation and Cultural Centre as the administrative assistant and later on the Interim Director of the Old Man River Cultural Centre. She grew up on the Peigan Nation, where in her younger years she was an avid participant on the Pow Wow trail throughout Canada and the United States. Up until recently she was a long time member of the Pow Wow committee, where she volunteered at numerous Pow Wows. Christel was a very proud mom attending every hockey game as well as travelling to different tournaments cheering on her son Kieven. She also enjoyed watching her son and brother playing slow pitch throughout southern Alberta. Her children were her life, her grandson Hayden whom she loved immensely was her pride and joy! She especially enjoyed hanging out with her family and friends sharing stories. Christel is survived by her children Kieven (Megan), Naomi (Brett), Chase and her grandson Hayden; Her Parents Leslie Man Who Smokes and Florence Weasel Bear; Brother Jaron (Kaitlyn); Sister Melanie (Gary); Adopted Brothers ; Kyle Plain Eagle, Randy Wolftail, Lynol Smith, her special niece Baby Girl Hannah, (God Daughter) Joelle; Nephews Tiegan, Mathew, Decan Sean, Rylan, Hunter, and Kicker, Grandmothers; Margaret Plain Eagle, Lousie English, Great Aunties; Elsie Crow Shoe, Catherine George, Great Uncle; Arthur Crow Shoe, Uncles; Stanford (Shannon), Richard (Noreen), Douglas (Sheena), Cameron (Brenda), Calvin (Tammy), Alex (Raeanne), Johnny (Margaret), Wilton, Aunties; Doreen (Eric), Helen (Joe), Deanna Vare, Audrey, Beverly (George), Laura (Doug), Ru, Lorraine, Leona (Coyote) Hall. Special cousins; Nelberteen Plain Eagle, Trina First Rider, Treena Ram, Keisha Lalmas, Vaness Plain Eagle, Karen Spotted Bull, Kendall Good Rider, Betty Smith. She was predeceased by her Brother; Shawn; Grandparents; Alex and Mary Weasel Bear, Grandfather; Jim Plain Eagle, Aunties; Hazel, Judy, Uncles; George, Gary, Harvey, Melvin, Stanley, Nelbert, Tom George, Special cousins; Lydia Weasel Bear, Melodie Spotted Bull. With Heavy Hearts, we say goodbye to Christel, but we know she will be greeted by all who went before her to welcome her home. The family will gather at 9:00 am on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the Snodgrass Funeral Home for a Traditional Prayer by Elder Leo Pard. The Wake Service will follow at the residence of Les Man Who Smokes and Florence Weasel Bear on the Piikani Nation, on Saturday, March 29 at 10:00 a.m. The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, March 31, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Piikani Community Hall with Archdeacon Sidney Black officiating. The Interment will follow at the Brocket Cemetery, Piikani Nation. The Man Who Smokes, Plain Eagle and Weasel Bear Families would like to invite you to a meal and a tribute at the Piikani Community Hall after the internment. To email condolences, please visit www.snodgrassfuneralhomes.com. Funeral arrangement entrusted to Snodgrass Funeral Home, Pincher Creek, AB (403) 627-4864
Please accept our most heartfelt condolences. May the Almighty God strengthen and comfort you through this difficult time .