William “Bill” Moses Strongeagle born January 23, 1944 in Saint Boniface, Manitoba. During Bill’s childhood he attended Lebret Residential School. Bill was a known for being a hardworking man, He worked on a vegetable farm in Vauxhall, Alberta from 1957 to 1976 and had his daughter Donna Mae. He then moved to Saskatchewan in his early 30’s in 1976, there he became a carpenter and worked at Strongeagle Brothers from 1982-1994. He returned to George Gordons first nation from 1980-1990’s. His passion of interest became Judo where he achieved his Black Belt. He created the Gordon’s Judo club who became the first aboriginal club to fight across Canada. They made the top five best judo clubs in Canada, with over fifty students. He will be missed by his students and coworkers. The mid 90’s Bill met the love of his life Linda and together built a life together raising their grandchildren. He worked on the Siksika Nation for NIBS as a construction worker for 5 years and then started at Old Sun Community College as a Security Guard. He became active with native spirituality and participated and hosted sweat lodges through Blackfoot practices. He also became a Ceremonial Pipe holder and developed meaningful friendships. The last few years, Bill was diagnosed with Kennedy Syndrome. This change brought his grandchildren to unite as a band of caretakers as he battled daily with limitations. He graciously, received the gentle care from his loyal wife, step daughter and grandchildren. A Year ago, Bill tragically lost his grandson, Blaze whom he raised from a baby and was one of his loyal caretakers. Bill cherished his relationship and missed him dearly. Bill’s priorities and dedication were always with his family. As well in his past, he provided for his daughter and his siblings. It was his nature to befriend people around him and make those around him laugh with his silliness and jokes. He was also a residential school survivor.
He was predeceased by Mother, Violet blind, Father Moses Strongeagle, Brothers Robert & Sydney Blind, Grandson Blaze Three Suns and survived by his devoted wife Linda Strongeagle, daughter Donna Geddes-Strongeagle, step children Kendralynn First Rider, Kieth (Rhonda) Three Suns & Kenny (Marjory) Three Suns. Grandchildren he took part in raising Jesse Geddes-Strongeagle, Letisha Geddes-Strong Eagle, Rosalle, Riley, Cassius, Kainai, special great grandchildren Taven, Blaze Jr. & Kaylynn. Sisters, Laverna Strongeagele, Donna (Fred) Muller, Suzy (Lyle) bear, Edna blind, Shirley Mcnab, Brothers Hermin (Rita) Blind, Tony (Donna) Blind, Butch Strongeagle, Herbie (Joyce) Strongeagle. In laws, Jennifer (Allan) Medicine Traveller, Sandra Black Face. As well as numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Due to New COVID-19 restrictions there will be only a private wake and funeral for immediate family members only on Saturday, November 28, 2020 @ 11:00a.m. Siksika Memorial Arbor, Siksika Nation Ab.
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