CRAZY BULL, DeonPosted: June 9th, 2021
With heavy hearts we the family are sad to announce the passing of our dear son, brother, father, nephew and friend, DEON (GWEDO) LEE CRAZY BULL/ PRAIRIE CHICKEN in Stand Off, AB on May 29, 2021 at the tender age of 33 yrs. old. Deon was born on June 18, 1987 in Cardston, AB. He will be sadly missed by his loving parents Julianna Crazy Bull and Ronald Cutter; daughter, Alyssa Crazy Bull; sisters, Estella (Lenny), Melodie (Marvin), Shanice Bull Shields; brothers, Franklin, Brett (Natalia), Emmitt; special children, Lauryn, Junior, Caddy; nieces; Izailah, Karsen, Suzy, Saphirey, Alexa, Naiha, Aurora; nephews, Isaiah, Phoenix, Ryder, Nate, Nico; aunties, Shirley (Barnabas) Tallman, Monica (John) Chief Moon, Lorna Bird, Sandy (Jason), Beverly (Rick), Shelley, Noreen (Wesley) GVB, Theresa Standing Alone, Angela (Lawrence), Doris (Les), Lorna (Merlin), Jennifer GVB, Rose (Colin), Stephanie (Terrance), Wanda (Preston); uncles, Daniel (Randa), Wes (Jody), Gilbert Standing Alone; great aunties, Carol Bird, Diane Bird, Paula Steinhauer, Bernadine ,Mountain Horse, Lavina Devine, Wanda Eagle Speaker, Ramona (Ervin) Eagle Speaker, Victoria Calf Robe, Janet Whiteman Left, Florine Whiteman Left; great aunt, Mary First Rider; great uncles Conrad McDonalds, Joseph (Joan) Whiteman Left and extended families from Siksika, Cutters, Two Horns, Tailfeathers, Crowfoot, Pretty Young Man, Spotted Eagles and others too numerous to mention from a large family from Siksika where his paternal grandfather comes from. Deon is such a great loss to all who crossed paths with him. In his early years, he attended Gilbert Patterson Elementary School, Cardston and Tatsikiisaapo’p Middle School. Deon came home in 2003 to his mom and dad, Julie and Thomas Eagle Child. Deon had a very close bond with Thomas. Thomas became a father figure to Deon. He took very good care of his mom Julie and her kids, Jr., Lauryn and Caddy. He was his mom’s #1 supporter in everything she did. Deon took care of his mom’s house. He always stayed close to home. Deon welcomed his visitors and always had a pot of tea or coffee. Deon helped raising Lauryn from a newborn until now. Lauryn and Deon were very close. He was a great helper and was always helping his auntie Shirley and Barnabas with moving to the Sundance. Shirley and Deon had a special bond. Deon made all our occasions a success, with decorations and cooking for every dinner. Deon held all his cousins near and dear to his heart, he always made sure to tell you he loved you. Deon sure left a void in our lives and will be deeply missed by all his friends and family. Deon really enjoyed his gospel music and always played it while he had visitors over.
Deon Lee (Gwedo) Crazy Bull / Cutter was first introduced to the family at a year old for a brief moment in time. It would be another 13 years before he would return to his fathers side of family, the Cutters. When he first met his cousins again in their teen years, they were all attending Kainai High School.
Gwedo developed a strong bond and connection with cousins Bernadettte and Jenna Eagle Plume, Dora-Lee Big Sorrell Horse and friends Amanda Bottle and Jessica Across The Mountain while attending Kainai. As time went by he grew close to his older cousins and relished in feeling like he belonged.
As he grew into a young man, Gwedo would often live in Calgary with his father’s side of the family. He even called cousin, Candace Standing Alone and husband, Mikey Pipestem, “Mom & Dad” while he was living with them in Tssu Tina & Calgary area. Gwedo had a tight bond with his aunts, cousins & grandmother, the late Mary Standing Alone, on his paternal side of family. He often would say he felt accepted for who he was. When he was living with his father’s side of family, he took all his cousins as a brother or sister as this was how our mother & grandmother, Mary Standing Alone taught us all to be. Gwedo was always ready and willing to help family. He was not one to be lazy, when he would visit with family he would not only have the cigarette, he would be cleaning up as well. We loved his help and enjoyed his company. Cousins called him Mister Clean, and that Gwedo reminded them of an old man, his reply was “Ah well, I’m getting old.” Conversations with Gwedo were never dull. We all knew he meant business when he was telling a story and the hands came out, by the time his stories were over we were laughing so hard our necks hurted just trying to watch the vision he was creating with his hands and words. Deon was lovingly referred to by us as “Gwedo”, a nickname that was jokingly given to him by cousin Patti Standing Alone, because of how fun, loving and crazy he could be. “Gwedo” will be lovingly remembered as a kind, respectful, helpful, generous, and spiritual person. His spirit and humour in life will be cherished and missed by all the lives and hearts he left an imprint on. Deon was very proud of his mother especially, he would often express his feelings to his cousins as to how happy he was to know he had such a large family. Deon was predeceased by his maternal grandparents: John and Stella Crazy Bull, Frank Small Eyes and Lucy Prairie Chicken; paternal grandparents Ronald (Mable) Cutter, Mary Standing Alone; sister, Brittany Medicine Crane; brother, Quentin Ross Crazy Bull; aunties, Yvonne, Jackie, Darlene, Marlene, Jo-ann Crazy Bull, Delores (Fred) Standing Alone, Lorna Mae Standing Alone.
A Viewing will be held at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm and Thursday, June 10 from 9:00 to 11:00 am with a Family Service to follow at 11:00 am. (Due to COVID regulations only 20 people will be allowed into the service)
To send a condolence or Watch the Funeral please visit www.legacyfuneralhome.ca.