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Joey Lazz Bear Chief

May 6, 2006 ~ March 6, 2024 (age 17) 17 Years Old

Joey Bear Chief Obituary

Joey Lazz “Baby Joey” Big Tobacco Jr. (Aapa’skoo’ma’pii - Weasel Boy)

With great sadness and a heavy heart, we announce the passing of our precious son, brother, cousin, nephew, and dear friend. Joey would’ve graduated in June 2024 from Strathmore High School, he was dedicated to the Lord in 2013 by Apostle Eugene Satterwhite, and he was a prairie chicken dancer. Baby Joey was very humorous, caring, high maintenance, he loved all his family, and had a big heart for everyone. During the summer he loved fishing, swimming at the river, going to stampede with his sisters, and visiting with friends. Baby Joey was very excited to get his own place in Calgary when he turned 18. He loved horror movies and had his favorites such as A Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween, Killer Klowns from Outer Space, and loved playing games on his PS5, specifically Dead by Daylight. He also loved his retro style music and had an avid record collection.

He leaves behind his loving parents Joey Sr. and Brandi Big Tobacco. Siblings Santia Bear Chief, Landon (Kiya) Bear Chief, Nova Chaz Dale Big Tobacco, and Kasey-Rae Maguire.

He is survived by his grandmothers Alvina Bear Chief, Eve Yellow Old Woman, Debbie Pederson, Melvina (Clifford) Healy, Claudia (Joe) Patrick, Jocelyn (Troy) Big Tobacco. His uncles Craig (Dallas) Bear Chief, Theo (Trisha) Maguire, Mark Big Tobacco, Leslie Running Rabbit, Tad Big Snake, Brett (Penny) Davidson. His aunties Ashley Brass, and Shannon (Sam) Bear Chief. His cousins, Antwane, Tanaisha, Kianna Big Plume, Paytin and Julian Big Tobacco, Linaya Big Tobacco, Javon and Ensley Spring Chief, Dante Spring Chief, Beverly Edward, Olivia Favel, Quarthon, Kristen, Exzavier, Nevan, Tressa, Daleina Bear Chief, Shaylee Favel. He is predeceased by grandmother Francine Big Tobacco, grandfather Ivan McMaster, great grandparents Edna Fox & Francis Big Tobacco, grandfather Charlie Wayne Davidson, grandparents Barbara and Theodore Jr (Teddy) Drunken Chief, great grandfather Theodore Sr Drunken Chief, great grandparents Walker and Martha Bear Chief, Uncle William Spring Chief. Great aunts and uncles, too numerous to name.

Wake services will be at the home of Joey and Brandi Big Tobacco. Tuesday March 12, 2024
For the family it will be from 2:00pm to 6:00pm
For the public it will be from Public 6:00pm to midnight
Funeral services will be at the Anglican Church in North Camp March 13, 2024, Funeral Services will start at 1pm
Burial will be at Paul Little Walker Cemetery
Drive by feast at Anglican Church to follow.
Arrangements entrusted to Tom’s Funeral Home

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Services

Wake
Tuesday
March 12, 2024

6:00 PM
Joey and Brandi Big Tobacco Residence

Funeral Service
Wednesday
March 13, 2024

1:00 PM
St. John The Divine Anglican Church
Siksika
Siksika Nation, AB T0J 3W0

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