Phyllis Many Fires - Napiiyakii
It is great sadness that we announce the passing of our Beloved Mother, Sister, Aunty, Cousin and Friend. Phyllis passed away October 7, 2021 peacefully surrounded by her loving Bethany Care Family whom she cherished and loved. Phyllis was Born October 2, 1958 in Siksika Nation. She leaves to mourn her children Jenna and Rory Loftus and ArlIn Harding. Her Grandchildren Mona Loftus, Justine Smith, John Jr Loftus, Elijah and Zackery Black Kettle. Virginia Rose Kinney, Kristina Eleanor Kinney, Drew George Kinney, Kaitlyn Florence Kinney, Tyler Adrian Gagnon.
She is survived by her loving brothers Charles (Marlene) Many Fires and Delbert Many Fires. She also leaves to mourn her precious nieces and nephews whom she loved and adored Russell (Delcy) Running Bird, Wanda (Darren) Prairie Chicken, Brian (Lorena) Prairie, Warren Spotted Eagle, Glenda Spotted Eagle, Janice Spotted Eagle, Cherie Spotted Eagle, Charlene (Murray) Good Eagle, Dora Lynn Good Eagle, Lillian (Marcel) Reinfort, George Jr Morin, Angela Morin, Georgia (Jesse) Morin, Gregory Morin, William (Jodi) Morin, Jodi Morin.
Phyllis also leaves behind her traditional aunties Betty and Joan Poor Eagle, Joan and Elizabeth Turning Robe, Patricia Yellow Sun.
Phyllis was predeceased by her parents Steve and Josephine Many Fires. Her Traditional Adopted parents who raised her Augustine and Leoba Yellow Sun, and Thomas Yellow Sun and Louise Bad Eagle. Her Children Shannon Palmer and Robert Harding. her Siblings; Yvonne Fox, Bruce Many Fires, Cecil Many Fires, Milton Many Fires, Linda Saddleback, Francis Prairie Chicken, Doreen Prairie Chicken, Allan Prairie Chicken, Celina Many Fires, Chester Many Fires, Racheal Morin, and Stephen Many Fires. Her grand parents Patrick and Pauline Prairie Chicken, Mr. and Mrs. Many Fires, Uncles Benedict, Simon, Joseph, Henry and Auntie Bona Black Kettle.
Phyllis lived a simple life, she attended the Crowfoot Indian Day School, she was one for celebrating holidays and welcoming her Many Fires and Poor Eagle Families. She loved rodeo, her cowboy hats and the Calgary Stampede. She had a passion for collecting stuffed teddys bears, and dolls, her love for cats. She often reminded her nieces; she was a cat who had nine lives and she would meow. The family would like to extend our appreciation to the Bethany Care Centre, who cared and loved our dear Phyllis for the past 15 years.
Wake Service will be held in Siksika Nation, Alberta at Delbert Many Fires Residence at 6pm. The Funeral Service will be held at Delbert Many Fires Residence at 1 pm.
The Family would like to thank everyone who has offered their condolences and love and prayers during this difficult time.