Shelly Wolftail

Obituary of Shelly Leiann Wolftail

July 12, 1994 – Calgary, Alberta
July 29, 2020 – Morley, Alberta

We are sad to announce the sudden passing of our beloved Shelly, who was called home by our Creator on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at the age of 26 years.


Shelly grew up around family in Morley, White Court & Piikani. Shelly was known by family as “Mino” and many other nicknames given to her by family.  She will always be remembered by her contagious laugh and her beautiful smile. Shelly attended Morley and Calgary schools, and made many friends. Shelly was athletic and enjoyed playing the game of hockey since age 7 and played bantann with the boys.  Shelly was an excellent traditional cook. She loved preparing smoked dry meat and participated in traditional ceremonies. Most of all she loved her family and her children. Shelly left a great legacy of strength, love and authenticity. Shelly brought sunshine where ever she went and radiated a love for life.



Shelly is survived by her partner Trendon Labelle, her son Taydon, and daughter Kayleigh, and their children, Shelly’s parents, Irvin and Wyonah Wolftail; sisters, Valdina (Arturo), Natisha (Carlos), Monica; brothers, Steven, Austin, Itay, Thomas; nephews, Frankie, Tyren, Felix, TJ, Matias, Max, Harvey, Wakiyan, Jahsey, Orrin; nieces, Tiana, Mary-Leiann, Lilia, Amira, Farrellen, Alva, Waniyedu, Makoche, Mahpiya, Ayianna, Oyniah, Tayliah, Shanice; great-grandmother Clara Ruby “Ena”, grandmother Margaret (George), maternal grandfather Marvin Bigstony, paternal grandfather Wallace “Caba” Yellowface, father-in-law Ian Jones, mothers-in-law, Madeline and Tiona Labelle; sisters-in-law, Tierra (Eli), Kenzie; brothers-in-law, Tyree (MJ), Teenan (Jasmine), Taylin (Shelby); materal uncles, Zane, Clint, Mandrick, Kronin, Warhmun, Jake, Al; maternal aunts, Merisha (Rod), Terri (Taylor), Kolet (George), Lana, Christa (Dallas), Sandy, Tacey (Alex), Edith (Brandon); maternal cousins, Tray, RJ (Maddy), Alex, Ethan, Mel (Isabelle), Matthew, Deshayne (Elaina), Kielan (Justine), Dreyson, Kayla, Kendra, Amber, Darla, Wahiyabawiya, Trishtana, Felise, Summer, Sunshine; paternal uncles, Ryan Smith, Donnie, Stanley, Everett, Wally, Ryan Bigweasel, Jamie, Jason MG, Herman MG, Jim Potts; paternal aunts, Lynette (Hoss), Crystal Goodrider, Sandra Swag, Mary Lou WT, Claudia, Dana, Angela, Delores MG; paternal cousins, Boss (Tasha), TJ (Amanda),  Nicholas, Cheryssa, Eileen, Baby Hoss, Ty MG, Charity, Twyla; extended family, Sylvia (Gordon), Nelda, Verna, Bruce, Hank (Iona), Tommy (Ping), Erica Snow, Alton Rider, Kelvina Snow Chrissy, Mika, Shenoa, Amber, Arizona, Kyle, Jody R., Anton, Matt, Destiny, Chyanne, Mikalya, Lil Everett, Tayzen, Joseph; extended in-law family, Monte and Cheryl Labelle and family, Lonnie and Rolanda and family, Ace (Geradine) Labelle, Angel (John) R., Vance (Grace), Kalli (Paul) Cody Jr., Tyres (Shanay), JJ, Savannah, Terrane, Tanzy, Tyressa, Shayannah, Alex, Nicholas, Johnny, Tati, Emmora, Yznna Snow, Olyssa Snow, Dierdre Snow, and Owen Twoyoungmen; as well as The Holloway, Cecil, Francis, Wesley Beaver, Poucette, Labelle, McLean, Snow, Provost, Meatface, Yellowface, Potts, Manyguns, North Peigan, Daniels, Lefthand, Dixon, Raine, Roan, English families of both Morley, Maskwacis and Piikani reserves.

We apologize if we have missed anyone.


Shelly was predeceased by her maternal grandfather Lloyd Bigstony, maternal great-grandfather Thomas Snow, paternal grandmother Eileen Wolftail, paternal great-grandparents, Steve & Gertrude Wolftail; Michael Snow, Dwight Snow, Richard Snow, Kim Fox, Lance Bigstony, Cody Labelle, Cedric Rollinmud, Wayne Plain Eagle, Marie Hanlon, Violet Snow, Winnie (Jim) Snow, Charles Francis, Colin R., and Ruby Ann Snow.


Wake Services will be held at the residence of Madeline Labelle (Morley, AB) on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 and Wednesday, August 5, 2020. Funeral Services will be held at Morley Gymnasium (Morley, AB) on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.  Graveside Service to follow at Kitchepwot Memorial Cemetery (Morley, AB).  Condolences, memories and photos may be shared and viewed on Shelly’s obituary at


In living memory of Shelly Wolftail, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Cochrane, 369 RAILWAY STREET, COCHRANE, AB T4C 2E2, Telephone: 403-932-4740.

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