TWIGG, Tarasina

Posted: March 16th, 2023


Tarasina Mary Celine Twigg, NATO’WAKII “Holy Woman” passed away suddenly at the Cardston Hospital on March 7, 2023 at the age of 29 years old.  She was born on August 8, 1993.
Left to mourn her passing are her children: Cobin Jr. and Kateri Young Pine, special friend JD Potts, her father Clayton Twigg, her stepfather Wallace Shingoose, siblings Nicole Twigg, Naomi (Chris Jr.) Shade, Clayton Twigg Jr., Jameson Twigg, and Peyton Twigg.  Her maternal grandparents, Carolla and Hugh Hanley.  Her nephews, Cole (Sharlee), Lazarus, Drew & Chase, nieces, Adrianna, Savannah, and Kenny Jr.,God parents, Delores and Mylen Red Crow, God children, Lazarus, Beekie, Leo & Chase, uncles, Wayne Twigg, Cory Twigg, and Marlin Black Rabbit.  Aunts, Geraldine Twigg, Bernadette Davis, Carolyn Twigg, Annette Twigg, Roxanne (Alfie) Twigg, Desirae Auger, Mary Starlight, Deloris, Denise, and Cheryl Hanley.  Her best friend Taylor Bastien, Maya Many Grey Horses, Miranda Twigg, Jazmine Fox, and Allie Healy.  Adopted siblings Mike Twigg, Beth Wells, Brian (Kasten) Fox, Keelie Scout, Carlin Black Rabbit, and Amber Creighton.  In Laws Leon Young Pine, Elios Day Chief, Tim Day Chief, Dolly Yellow Wings, nieces and nephews, Myles, Reese, and Cassidy. Tarasina will be greatly missed by numerous family and friends, we greatly apologize if anyone was missed.
Tarasina was predeceased by her Husband Cobin Young Pine, her Mother Janice Shingoose, paternal grandparents, James and Celina Twigg, maternal grandfather, Ernest Black Rabbit, niece, Callie Shade, great grandparents George and Emma Many Feathers, uncles Leonard, Tony, Charlie, Sheldon, Josh Twigg, Barry and Ernest Black Rabbit, aunts, Doreen Zuback, Kim Twigg, and Nora Black Rabbit.  Sister in law, Terrace Yellow Wings, special cousins, Russell Twigg, Crystal “Girlie” Twigg, Leanne Fox, and Nevada Heavy Runner, Nedra Fox, and Stephanie Fox. Dear friends Nikki Lawerance and Kayleen Weasel Head.
Born at the Cardston Hospital,Tarasina was lovingly named after a very dear friend to her parents, Sister Tarasina McNeil, and her paternal Grandmother Celina Twigg. However, she was affectionately referred to as “Sinaface,” because her dad felt that she had the perfect little face. As a chubby little baby, she was instantly loved and adored by many family and friends, especially her Godparents: Delores and Mylen Red Crow. She was always very protective over her cousins, friends, and her baby brother and sidekick, CJ. Attending Pow Wows from birth, Tarasina was referred to as the family’s “Pow Wow Baby.”  She began dancing at a very young age in the Jingle Dress Category.  She is well-known for having pioneered a very unique style of dancing which is widely used by other dancers to this day.  She also had a very distinct look that made her stand out at competitions.  Tarasina won and placed at several dance competitions throughout her lifetime.  She and her best friend Taylor Bastien shared a love of dancing and were rarely far from each other at Pow Wows. At 11 years old, she was officially initiated into the Pow Wow Circle. Her unique style of dance and dress, made her a favourite for various Pow Wow Posters, Advertisements, and News Articles.  Along with a love for Pow Wows, she also attended many ceremonies, bundle openings, and the Sundance where she would offer to help as much as she could. She always loved wearing her ceremony dresses and bandanas.  Dancing was her life’s passion, she loved traveling to as many Pow Wows as she could, where she would camp and spend time with family and friends.  She was also very dedicated to her Catholicism and was an altar server throughout her childhood and teens at All Saints Parish. Tarasina also participated in many Searches, and had a special devotion to Saint Kateri.
Tarasina met the love of her life, Cobin Young Pine, at the age of 16 years old.  They were one of the sweetest couples you would ever meet.  They lovingly welcomed the birth of their son Cobin Jr. in 2012, they were then married on October 4, 2014, and celebrated the birth of their precious daughter Kateri in October 2015. Tragically, Cobin was killed in an accident in January 2016. Although she was absolutely devastated by the loss of her loving husband, her love for her babies gave her strength to carry on.
In December 2018, she met JD Potts, and quickly formed close bonds with his mother, Dolly Yellow Wings, and sister, Terrace Yellow Wings. Spending time with them and her friends and family were always very important to Tarasina. Her friends were very important to her and she served as a Bridesmaid and Maid of Honour to several of them throughout the years. She will be greatly missed by so many.
Tarasina completed her primary schooling in the Holy Spirit School Division, and later graduated from the Lethbridge Community College with a Diploma in Marketing in July of 2018.  She also attended the Purely Inspired Beauty Academy from September 2018 to June 2019.  She loved working with Mary Ann Crow-Healy at the Blackfoot Art Gallery.  She also loved teaching Jingle Dress Dance lessons and taught many crafting and beading classes as well.
A loving mother, a devoted wife and partner, a beautiful daughter, a protective sister, and a loyal friend, she was truly an angel in our lives and will be missed beyond words.
A Wake Service will be held at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Friday, March 17, 2023 from 7:00 – 11:00 pm. The Funeral Service will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve on Saturday March 18, 2023 at 11:00 am. Interment will take place in Twigg Family Cemetery.

LEGACY FUNERAL HOMES LTD., CARDSTON Assisting the Family.  Phone 403-653-3222.

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