SMITH, LouisPosted: February 9th, 2017
“SMITTY” LOUIS SMITH “MATOMOTAMEK KANA SOYI”, beloved husband of Betty Smith (nee English) of 51-years passed away surrounded by family and friends on January 26, 2017 at the age of 73. Louis a father, grandpa, great-grandpa, brother, uncle, brother-in-law and friend to many.
Survived by his loving wife Betty Smith, children: Sylvia (Cameron) Yellow Face, Marvin (Corrine), Darrell, Barb (A’Ksinamayhaki) and Ben (Bambi) Smith. Grandchildren: Cauy, Calim, Cecillia, Courtney, Harmonie, Jaden, Avanah, Simone, Sienna, Shannae, Carson, Harlie, and Kennie. Great-grandchildren: Teal, Castor and Julio. In-laws include: Mother-in-law Louise and brother-in-laws: Homer (Sally), Frank, Brian and Marvin English. Sister-in-laws Patsy, Wendy, Virginia, Terry-Anne, Dolores, and Cindy English, Loretta English- Parenteau, Ruby (James) Medicine Crane and Florine White Man Left. Aunts Glennis Provost, Eileen Bastien & numerous nephews and nieces.
Adopted children: Dexter (Tricia) Bruised Head, Ken Ward, Stephanie & Ricky English. Special family friends: Dale (Sylvia) Low Horn & family and Traditional brother Clyde Heavy Runner.
Godchildren: Carolyn Little Mustache, Crystal English, Anita Crow Shoe, Rodney Little Mustache, Jagger Red Young Man, Aaron and Omer English.
Louis is predeceased by his son Little Eagle Boy “Pittasokomapi”, parents, the late Benjamin Smith and Cecilia Woodman. Grandmother Iikaawa (Old lady) Woodman. Grandmother Missy Crow Shoe. Siblings Mildred Good Striker and Martin Woodman. Niece Alexis Good Striker. Special friend/brother(s): Gilbert Provost, Elmer Bastien, Percy Smith, Victor Yellow Horn, Leslie Man Who Smokes and Vern Yellow Horn. Uncles: Frances, Jackie, Alfred, George Crow Shoe, Paul and Nick Smith and Aunt Maryann Crow Shoe. In-law includes: Omer & Julius English. Godchild Alison English. Brother-in-laws Charles and George English and Stanley Parenteau, Sister-in-law Faye English. Nieces & Nephews: Julian, Clarissa, Joey, Luella & Tyler and Dakota English.
His special friends, Lester and Rudy Low Horn, Richard and Allan Wells, Gerban Terpstra, Ron and Ken Fabbi, Scotty Many Guns, Fort Macleod Knights of Columbus, Dennis (Lena) Lambert, Vicky Whalen, Lorraine and Peter Cardinal. Keisha Larkin & “Collette”.
Special thank you and appreciation to the staff of Fort Macleod Dialysis & the fourth floor –Aside staff-Lethbridge Regional Hospital.
Church services to commence at 1:00 PM on Wednesday February 1, 2017 at St. Paul’s Church, Piikani Nation, Alberta. Followed by a viewing and prayers till 11:00 PM.
Thursday February 2 at 1:00 PM and continue overnight wake service at the Smith residence (Range road 273, South), Piikani Nation. Funeral Services: Friday February 3 at the Piikani Nation Community Hall at 11:00 AM.