Obituary of Rainette Andrea Bearspaw
September 10, 1980 – Calgary, Alberta
May 27, 2022 - Calgary, Alberta
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Rainette Bearspaw, on May 28, 2022.
Rainette, lived her life to the fullest, she was a humble and caring person, and was willing to help anyone as best as she could. She made a lot of friends wherever she went, she was an easy person to get along with and because she had a humorous nature it was comfortable to be around her. Rainette had artistic talents as she was a beader, a painter, a drawer, and a singer of gospel music and enjoyed listening to music. In her early life she enjoyed playing baseball and was a traditional dancer and often travelled the powwow circuit in North America. Rainette was blessed to be raised by her grandmother, Ena (Gladys Bearspaw), who taught her traditionally and with oral history learning about Sundance’s and the Stoney Nakoda way of life. Her grandmother Gladys was well known by maternity nurses in the early years in the community of Morley, this inspired her to try and become a nurse. Rainette upgraded her education at the Bearspaw Education Authority and fondly talked about the incredible support she received from the staff and her favourite teacher Mumtaz Karim. Rainette was employed at numerous places in Morley, she worked at the Morley community school and elders care her education was her most important goal.
Rainette leaves behind her children, Chanel Poucette, Jakiki Bearspaw, Dillon Bearspaw, Owen Bearspaw, Jorden Bearspaw, Angel Bearspaw, and Alexis Bearspaw; her biological mother Delphine Bearspaw; siblings, Priscilla Bearspaw (Gary Depper), Tasha Bearspaw (Bretton Simeon), Lisa Bearspaw, Kathleen Poor Eagle, Dwayne Bearspaw ( Merrill), and Dayna Poor Eagle; half-siblings, Elgin Tym, Nicole Tym, and Carly Tym; great aunties, Brenda Bearspaw (Morley), Charlene (Clarence) Barbara Danials, and Rita Pooreagle; great-uncle Lloyd Bearspaw; aunties, Linda Bearspaw, Buffy Bearspaw (John), and Christine Bearspaw; uncle Albert Bearspaw; Lavern Bearspaw (Fabian), Lynna Bearspaw (Tyler), Anthony (Francine), Laura Bearspaw, Thomas Bearspaw, Marvin Daniels (Amee Amos), Ken Daniels (Shelley Benjamin), Larry Daniels, Christopher Rollinmud, Riel Rollinmud ( Felicia Young), Kimberley Rollinmud, Sindy Bearspaw, Dustin Labelle, Mandy Bearspaw, Todd Bearspaw (Chris), Roger Bearspaw, Robbie Bearspaw, Adeline Mark, Michael Mark (Yolandi) Sophia Mark, Tanya Mark, Dwayne Mark, Jarred Mark, Laurine Powderface, and Starla Bearspaw; many first cousins, Tiffany Scabbyrobe (Creigton), Tyson Bearspaw, Triston Bearspaw, Jacob Bearspaw, Jonah Bearspaw, Terrance Bearspaw, Colin Simeon, Cornell Simeon, Candace Bearspaw (Blaine), Emma Bearspaw, Antonio, Anton, Racine, Frankie, Tyreese, Quinton, Taos, Memphis, Sarah, Alex, Brasuas, Michael, Mason, Landon, Jamsion Rico Daniels, Kenzie Daniels, Leo Daniels, Dakoda, Kelvin Rollinmud, Kaylee Rollinmud, Jason Rollinmud, Jayden Rollinmud, Mathew Rollinmud, Summer Rollinmud, Madison Rollinmud, Taylor Bruton, Billie Joe Rollinmud, Hanson Bearspaw, Ozzy, Orlando, Jasmine, and Chelsea Bearspaw; nieces amd nephews, Joshua, Aaliyah, Aaron, Ashley, Adam, Rachael, Neveah, Keegan, Keely, Isaac, Cassidy, Darius, Leah, Blake , Maliyis, Qrownin, Koda, Khloe, Saige, Kiya, Taizen, Aniya, Kayton, Erin, and Tauriel.
Rainette was predeceased by her father Ronnie Twoyoungmen, her brother Dranden Bearspaw, Frank Tym, grandmother Gwen Bearspaw, grandfather Albert Dixon, great-grandmother Gladays Bearspaw, great-grandfather Roger Bearspaw Sr., uncle Alvin Bearspaw, great-uncle Marty Bearspaw, Felicia Bearspaw, great-aunties, Beverly Daniels, Joyce Mark, Evelina Bearspaw, and Winnie Bearspaw; and numerous cousins, and nieces and nephews.
Wake Services will be held at the residence of Brenda Bearspaw (Morley, AB) on June 4, 2022. Funeral Services will be held at Bearspaw Youth Centre (Morley, AB) on Monday, June 6, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Bearspaw Cemetery (Morley, AB). Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed here.
In living memory of Rainette Bearspaw, 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.