Lenora attended Arrowwood and Vulcan County schools in her younger days. She was very athletic in all areas. She enjoyed going to powwows and travelled throughout Canada and the United States with her all ladies drum group Buffalo Plains. She loved listening to powwow music. Lenora made her cursillo in 2004. The Rectora was the late Debbie Spotted One and the theme song was Jesus Died for Me. Her cursillo family was St. Agnes. She was an active member of the Horn Society and Brave Dogs Society. Her partner in the Brave Dogs society was Stacy Axe. She worked as a Medical Driver with Siksika Health Services as well as a Heavy Equipment Operator with Siksika Public Works. She was in the process of obtaining her Emergency Medical Technician. Recently, she did complete and received her certificate as an Addictions Counsellor. Lenora was an incredibly talented woman and was very creative in her beadwork, making outfits, flower arrangements and home décor. Her late aunt Sharon gave her the name “Nirmala” because she knew all the news in Siksika and Charlie was “Dar”. Lenora was a kind, humble woman. She always took things positively and a very forgiving person.
She is survived by her children, whom she loved immensely, Dylan Running Rabbit, Christian Backfat, Tanesha (Tyrae) Running Rabbit and Scott Stevens: granddaughters, who were very precious to her, Novah and Alice. Mother Vivian Running Rabbit; husband Marlin Running Rabbit; siblings Charlie(Gen) Running Rabbit, Wanda Bull Bear and Stacey Stevens; aunts/uncles Mike and Connie Rabbit Carrier, Gerald and Donna Running Rabbit, Rosalyn Creighton, Roanna Axe, Fred Breaker, Noreen Breaker, Patricia Breaker, Victor Starlight, Kenny (Louise) Scabby Robe and Liz(Alvin) Big Crow; traditional aunts/uncles Romeo Crow Chief, Ann Marie Crow Chief, Lillian Crow Chief, Daphne Mai’stoina, Robert(Barbara) Crow Chief, Wilda(Calvert) Yellow Old Woman, Marcia(Rick) Smith, Glen Crow Chief, Jason(Carrie) Crow Chief, Ben(Myra) Crow Chief; Great aunts/uncle Donna Jean Raw Eater, Elizabeth Scout and Mario(Karen) Water Chief; In-laws Morris and Myrna Running Rabbit; Adopted dad Robert Delaney; Godmother Martina Blackface; nephews/nieces Sage, Hoyce, Ashley, Kaiden, Baby Francis, Skyler, Jayden, Desmond, Haizen; special sisters/brother Trudy Axe, Jamie Axe, Bobby Axe, Shawn Axe, Carla Cutter, Sherry Good Eagle, Mary Celine Bull Bear, Tracie Bull Bear, Tara Running Rabbit; as well as Mildred Backfat and family; Myrna Stevens and family; her precious dog Chaos. Numerous cousins too many to mention. Extended families: Running Rabbit, Duck Chief, Spring Chief, Rabbit Carrier, Creighton, Starlight, Axe, Turning Robe, Royal, Curly Rider, Bear Shirt, Black Horse, Stevens, White Elk, Healy, Stimson, Red Old Man, McMaster, Big Eye, Storm and Maguire.
She is predeceased by her father Francis Axe; grandparents Mike and Francis Running Rabbit, Francis Sr and Jessie Axe; Edward Turning Robe, aunt Ada Breaker, Ivy Maguire, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Turning Robe Sr., traditional grandparents Hugh and Valerie Crow Chief; sisters Tammy and Dora Lee; stepdad Wally Stevens; aunts/uncles Eleanor Starlight, Stanley Running Rabbit, Sharon Running Rabbit, Andy Axe, Robert Axe, Randall Axe, Priscilla Axe, Jordan Axe, Jenny White Eagle, Buster Crow Chief; cousins Dwayne Healy and Kojak Axe.
The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses of the Peter Lougheed Center and Strathmore Hospital.
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