CROW SHOE ArthurPosted: February 25th, 2015
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our devoted Father, loving grandfather, great grandfather, and great, great grandfather, brother and uncle Naatoy Siiksinokos Arthur Crow Shoe, surrounded by his family on Wednesday, February 18, 2015, at the age of 96 years at the Pincher Creek Hospital. Naatoy Siiksinokos is survived by his sister Margaret Plain Eagle; children: Aloysious (Trina), Dominic, Ferlin (Rosie), Mildred (Geoff), Priscilla(Jeffrey), Marcella (Ken), Geraldine (Roy), Renee; Adopted daughters: Rachel Strikes With A Gun, Laney Black Water, Adopted Son, Father Freddy; 42 Grandchildren, 80 Great Grandchildren, 6 Great, Great Grandchildren. Naatoy Siiksinokos was born to Willie and Laura Crow Shoe in Brocket Alberta, by the flume by old Good Riders log house in 1919. He is predeceased by his parents Willie and Laura; his siblings: Ethel Yellow Horn, Elsie Crow Shoe, Joe Crow Shoe, Richard Crow Shoe, David Crow Shoe, Don Crow Shoe and Jackie Crow Shoe Sr; his children: Bernadette, Lucille, Ramona, Floyd and Roger; his grandchildren: Lenny, Darren, Casey, Ramona. Naatoy Siiksinokos took the whole reserve as his children and his grandchildren. He loved his feather games, rodeos and loved to see his children and grandchildren play ball and hockey. He loved his pow wows and was always was the first one to be camped out at the Indian Day grounds. These will always be a part of his legacy as he was good at drum making and creating crafts. Naatoy Siiksinokos also loved watching WWE and watching Bruce Lee movies such as Enter the Dragon. Naatoy Siiksinokos was very strong both physically and mentally up until the age of 90. He was still walking from his house all the way down to the complex and remembering and loving every grandchild to the great, great grandchild that was born to his children. He was very committed to his native traditional culture; he was also a very strong mentor to the members of Piikani Nation. He loved and cherished the precious moments of spending time with his sisters, Margaret and Elsie, at pow wows and gatherings. He was very proud to see his son become a Councillor before his passing. Naatoy Siiksinokos will forever be missed and remembered by his children, grandchildren and great, great grandchildren. His legacy for the commitment for his traditional culture and love of ball, hockey and crafts will be forever passed on through his generations to come. The family thanks Dr. Gillespie, Gail Robinson, Pincher Creek Nursing Staff, Brocket Home Care Staff for all the care and attention they gave towards ensuring his well-being and also to the Buffalo Jump for his biography. A Funeral Mass was held at the St. Pauls Catholic Church at 5:00 pm on Monday, February 23, 2015. The two-day wake service taking place at the residence of Priscilla Crow Shoe starting at 6:00 pm on February 23. The Funeral Service will be celebrated at the Brocket Community Hall on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 1:00 pm with Father Freddy Valdivia officiating. Interment to follow in the Brocket Cemetery. Snodgrass Funeral Homes, Pincher Creek, entrusted with funeral services (403) 627-4864.