CROWSHOE LouisaPosted: October 1st, 2014
1947 – 2014
Louisa Crowshoe, beloved wife of Leo Pard, Brocket, passed away at the Pincher Creek Hospital on Sept. 29th, 2014 at the age of 67 years. A family prayer service will be held at Snodgrass Funeral Chapel, Pincher Creek on Thursday, Oct. 2nd at 1:00 P.M. followed by wake services at the family home at Brocket about 2:00 P.M. A funeral service will be held at the Brocket Community Hall on Friday, October 3rd at 11:00 A.M. The Ven. Archdeacon Sidney Black officiating. Interment will follow at Brocket Cemetery. Snodgrass Funeral Home, Pincher Creek (403) 627 4864, directors.
My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at your time of grief. Although I only knew Louisa for about three years it was my honor to have the pleasure to have met her. On numerous occasions we would sit and chat and she was always so kind to me. This was one of her ever loving features as she would speak so soft and kind with everyone. As you know I did visit her in the hospital and I am so glad I had an opportunity to do so. She was so strong right up to the bitter end and now God is welcoming her into his kingdom as he has a special place for her.
May you always have the knowledge that she touched many lives and will not be forgotten for her contributions to this world.
Louisa may you rest in eternal peace, I will miss your friendly face and soft and kind voice.
We pray that Louisa’s family will be comforted at this time and for the days that follow. We were touched and honoured to work with Louisa in her compassionate care role for many, many residential school survivors and their families. We will miss her gentle laugh, her steadfast spirit and her remarkable inner beauty.
I just heard today of Louisa’s passing and was both shocked and deeply saddened. Louisa and I worked together at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump in the 1990s and later we worked together again on the Indian Residential School file. Louisa was a good friend to me always and on many occasions went through some difficult times. But she always remained optimistic, caring and devoted to her family and to her friends. My prayers go out to her family, and especially Leo, who I also consider a good and close friend.
My thoughts are with Louisa’s family. I hope they will take comfort and inspiration from the many wonderful, tender and compassionate contributions Louisa made to the lives of so many survivors of Indian Residential Schools. She had a gentleness to her that was extremely rare, a smile that would light up a dark room and a laugh that would melt the coldest ice. She also had a delightful knack of making up perfect nicknames for many of the people she worked with. I will miss her greatly and know that many of my adjudicator colleagues who worked with her will feel her loss very deeply.
I worked with Louisa at Indian Residential School compensation hearings, where I was adjudicator. I was always heartened when Louisa attended as health support worker because I knew that the claimant would benefit from her compassion and her wisdom. I also enjoyed her presence–she always greeted me with her warm, wide smile and a grim day would brighten. She is missed. My heartfelt condolences to her loved ones.
Missing my mom today like any other day, I search her name to see her sweet smiling face; i am touched and humbled coming accross your condolences! These are such a joy to read, knowing she’s touched many other people I don’t know, but how you remember her is distinct and comforting and familiar! My mom’s memory left an imprint in many people’s hearts, she will be remembered always, missed everyday! Thank you!