NO CHIEF Bernadette

Posted: November 4th, 2014

Bernadette Marilyn (little one) No Chief, beloved wife of the late Robert Rae (2003), passed away at St. Michael’s Health Centre in Lethbridge, Alberta, on October 24, 2014, at the age of 51 years. Bernadette was born in Fort Macleod, Alberta, on March 3, 1963, and was the youngest of 12 children. She lived most of her adult life in Lethbridge, Alberta, working with seniors as a health care aide. Bernadette is survived by her Special Friend, Brian Pitt, and leaves behind her loving children: Cameron (Chrissy) Chief Calf, Crystal (Nick) Chief Calf, and Jonathan No Chief-Rae and step-son Richard Rae; grandchildren: Jay Cotton, Albert Chief Calf, Christopher Chief Calf and other grandchildren. Bernadette also leaves behind her brothers: Jordan (Christine) No Chief, Herman (Leah) No Chief, Sylvester (Yevette) No Chief, Christopher (Sandra) No Chief; her sisters: Bernardette (Isadore) Pard and Veronica S. No Chief (brother-in-law) Franklin Good Rider; her special God-Child Brian Plain Eagle and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. She also leaves behind adopted mother Julia Spotted Bull, adopted sisters: Lori Spotted Bull, Lindsey Eichan, Cherrie Moser, and adopted brothers: Don, Dave, Scottie, and Tim Chevelle (also known as \”The Chevelles\”) she loved them. As well as her sisters-in-law: Barbara Ashmead, Lois (George) Franklins, Joanne (Leroy) Paquette, Wendy (Rick) Ponomar; her brothers-in-laws: Bob Ashmead and Wade Henry. Bernadette is predeceased by loving parents John and Minnie No Chief; her brothers: James Crow Flag, Frank Crow Flag; her sisters: Joan Ark Crow Shoe, Elizabeth Okemaysim, Bridget No Chief; her infant daughter Marilyn Verna and granddaughter Mya Jade; her brothers-in-law: George Galant, Melvin Plain Eagle; her nieces Madeline No Chief, Meldina Red Young Man, Michelle No Chief; her nephews: Frances Red Young Man and Leon No Chief. We sincerely apologize if we have missed anyone. Funeral services will be held at Piikani Community Hall on Thursday, October 30, 2014, at 2:00 pm with a meal to follow. Funeral Services provided by Snodgrass Funeral Homes and Piikani Nation. Thank you to LRH and St. Michael’s doctors, nurses and support staff of palliative care. Good-Bye Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Auntie, Cousin and Friend. We will miss your laughter, support, comfort and company. We love you.

2 Condolences for “NO CHIEF Bernadette”

  1. Tori Chief Calf says:

    To my grandmother,

    I miss you and I think of you every day.


  2. Marie Laenen says:

    Oh my dear friend Bernie, I thinknof you often over the years. You taught me so much about life and love, and instilled a true spirit of respect in me for caring for our elders in long term care. I will never forget your joy, love, and friendship. I am sending you love and hugs. Xo

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