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Jerome Medicine Traveller – “walking alone” Nee’-tsi-tahwakaaw
October 19, 1956 – July 13, 2022
With heavy hearts, the family of Jerome -Nee-tsi-tawakaaw Medicine Traveller announce his passing on July 13th, 2022 at the age of 65 years old.
Dad was born at the Blackfoot hospital in Siksika Nation. Dad spent his childhood years in Siksika and later made Calgary his home.
Dad began school at Old Sun in 1962. He later attended schools in Drumheller, Vulcan and as an adult, attended Mount Royal.
Dad was known for his kind heart and compassionate spirt. The love and compassion in his heart never faded, despite what obstacles he faced in life. Family and friends often shared how they loved hearing Dads stories. The family and friends will miss those shared heart to heart moments. Dad was humorous and we will miss that unique laugh he had. Dad sometimes could be a prankster and would often be telling jokes.
Dad was often known by friends by his unique sayings.
Dad was an intelligent man. During his school years, his teachers often shared with others, how Dad could pass his classes with flying colours, without much effort. He had a great love for reading, researching and writing. He was quite articulate. He often would share his knowledge with those around him.
Dad had a great love for music and enjoyed the guitar and singing. He also loved his sports, Hockey and Football. The Calgary Flames and Stampeders were his favourite teams. In his younger years, dad played goalie on some local teams. In his childhood years; he enjoyed playing football with his brothers in their home football field.
Dad had such a love for children around him, he was patient, kind and fun. He was known to be the favourite uncle. The uncle that made you feel safe.
Dad held such a pride for his family. He held such great pride in the accomplishments of his children, siblings, nieces and nephew’s. He was always so encouraging and would uplift your spirits.
Dad had the greatest love for his daughters. His girls were his world. A quote he often shared for his girls was “a fathers love is forever”
The family will sure miss seeing those kind eyes and those bear hugs.
Dad leaves behind his children Kari-Beth (Dustin), Jamie Yellow Sun and Kansas Royal.
Four grandchildren; Dom, Shauntay, Kimzie and Tayzin Yellow Sun. His partner Marjorie Wesley-Beaver. Siblings; Pearline, Rosa, Sandra, Curtis (Denise), Woodrow, Fanny (Len), Cheryl (Joe), Myra, and Freddy. Scotty (Wanda), Rosaria (Allan), Dean (Rowena), Aaron, Arlene, George, and Kelly Many Guns. Loving nieces, Dana and Lea Dempsey. Traditional Mother, Melvina McMaster and sister Crystal McMaster. Mother in law, Patricia Yellow Sun.
Dad is now reunited with mom again, his wife Vivian Yellow Sun and their oldest daughter Kimberly.
Dad is predeceased by his parents Raymond and Helen Medicine Traveller. Also, Matthew & Cecile Many Guns. Siblings; Diane and Wanda. Uncles; Allan and Virginia Medicine Traveller, Danny M.T, Richard Bennet (RB) and Mark Cutter. Aunts; Betsy Cutter and Irene Two Horns. Niece, Jasmine Dempsey and nephew Sounder Runner.
Dad is also survived by extended families from the Medicine Traveller, Cutter, Two Horns, Wolf Collar, White Eagle, Red Crow, Spring Chiefs, Many Bears, Running Bird, Melting Tallow, Black Rider, Backfats, Yellow Sun, Many Shots.
The family apologizes if anyone may have been missed.
Wake Services will be held at the Gleichen District Community Center, July 18, 2022, at 7 pm to 1am. Resuming July 19th, 8am – 1am. Funeral Services will be held July 20 at 1pm at the same location. Feast will also be held at the same location