Obituary of Brandon Paul BIG PLUME
May 1, 1972 – Calgary, Alberta
June 19, 2020 - Calgary, Alberta
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Brandon Big Plume of Calgary, AB, on Friday, June 19, 2020 at the age of 48 years.
Brandon lost his mom when he was 2 years old and was raised by his grandmother Rachel Big Plume. As a result, they were very close and he recognized her as his mother. Brandon was kind to everyone and he always treated the kids well and enjoyed playing with them. They all liked him and always asked for him whenever they visited Grandmother’s. Neighbours and leaders were also good to Brandon. Healthy Living always supported him especially when he called his favorite Counselor, Corinne Eagletail/Frazier.
Brandon attended St. Benedict and St. Augustine schools.
Brandon enjoyed rodeos, Indian Days, all types of music, and working for his uncle Dean, who he was very close to, as well as the rest of his family. Brandon also loved visiting his extended family in the Kainai Reserve.
Brandon is survived by his maternal grandmother Rachel Big Plume; auntie Karen Wells and uncle Dean Big Plume (Shelly Little Light); aunties, Laura Big Plume, Sandra Lavalle, Lena Big Plume, Mary Starlight and Shirley Starlight; uncle Alan Wells, great-aunties, Bertha Big Plume and Mary Steele; cousins, A.J. Wells, Aimee Eagletail (Hal), Jaycee Solaway, and Chantelle, Cori, Denesha, Dion, Shanae, Tiona, Rosanna (Shane Yellowfly), Bobbi Big Plume; nieces & nephews, Kristian, Melissa, Shane Jr., Chloe, Malachi, Brantley Big Plume, Racquel Healy, Bobby, Tyler and Keira Lavallee.
Brandon was predeceased by his mother Frannie Anne Big Plume; grandfather John Big Plume; uncles, Godfrey and Andrew Big Plume; auntie Lori Big Plume; nieces, Charmayne Wells, Cheyenne and Ocean Lavelle; as well as his cousins, Faylene Big Plume, Jonathan Big Plume, Melanie Lavalle, and Craig Lavalle; and the lost Tailfeather infants.
Wake Services will be held outside the Residence of Brandon Big Plume (Tsuut’ina Nation, AB) on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Spirit Catholic Church (10827 – 24th Street S.W., Calgary, AB) on Friday, June 26, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Tsuut’ina Cemetery (Tsuut’ina Nation, AB). Condolences, memories and photos may be shared and viewed on Brandon’s obituary at www.McInnisandHolloway.com. Special thank you to Weasel Head Construction, Chief Roy Whitney, Stanley Big Plume, Regena Crowchild, Josephine (Bunny) Big Plume, Richard LeBlanc, and Father Derek for their help and care of Brandon and also thank you to the Tsuut’ina community for their food donations and their support.
In living memory of Brandon Big Plume, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE SW, Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.