Travin Snow

Obituary of Travin Joseph Snow

December 31, 1995 – Calgary, Alberta

January 3, 2023 - Calgary, Alberta


It is with deep and profound sadness in our hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Travin Snow who was called home by our Creator on Tuesday, January 3, 2023, at the tender age of 27 years, surrounded by his family. He had a huge heart and was a caring and respectful man.


Travin was born in Calgary on December 31, 1995, and he attended Morley Community School.


Tray lived for his baby boy TJ, he always wanted the best for him and to live his life to the fullest. Tray looked forward to the family outings, the trips to the United States, hockey tournaments to cheer on his siblings at provincials and treaties, even going to the local arena for Rec tourneys and Castle Mountain to cut-n-peel. His favourite place to travel to was Las Vegas.


Tray loved being around his family and loved his siblings. Each having their own nickname for him, and each loving him in their own way. He had a huge heart and would give you the shirt off his back. He was that kind of person; you would want him in your corner as he always had your back. Tray always made sure everyone around him was doing ok. He loved all his grandpas and grandmas, aunties, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Most of all he loved his parents, his siblings and especially TJ.


Tray loved the fact that he was a father and was going to support his son. He enjoyed working at the Morley arena with his sister Kayla. He also enjoyed working security at Banff Indian Days and other powwows in Morley, and the Canadian Tire in Canmore.


Tray loved animals, he owned two budgie birds, Captain and Blue. He loved to take care of all the family pets, the horses, cats and especially the dogs. His favorite out of all the dogs was Grunt, who was also Tray’s oldest dog.

He was a great storyteller and could make you believe you travelled with him and make you feel like you were experiencing it along with him for the first time.


Tray had a caring heart, he lived in Morley all his life and had family in both Mini Thni and Siksika Nation. He loved both reserves, always knew his roots and loved that he was part of a relay family.  


Tray’s dad owned Running Wolf and his cousins helped their relay teams in Siksika and Tray’s Auntie and Uncle Wyonah and Irvin’s team in Souix-Foot. Tray loved our relay trips, he had a relay family having the Running Wolf name given to his dad, mom, himself, and his siblings. The Running Wolf name being given to the family was important to Tray. He encouraged his siblings to succeed and be good in life, that’s just the person he was. He always pushed his brothers and sisters to help his mom and dad in building a ranch for their horses and miniature horses, Rambo, and Spooks.


Tray loved making new friends everywhere he went. All his nieces and nephews loved him because he had a gentle soul. He was interested in history at a very young age and wanted to join the army. If you asked Tray how many countries there were in the world, he could tell you and if you were to name a country, he would know its history. That is how much Tray loved history.


Travin was our warrior and a leader in his family and helped teach his siblings the difference between right and wrong. Tray will be truly missed by his parents, TJ, his siblings, and all those who knew him.


May you rest in peace Travin Snow.


Travin is survived by his parents Merisha Snow and Rod Scalplock, and his beloved son TJ and TJ’s mom Chante Yellowface. Travin has many extended family from the Stoney Nakoda Nation and Siksika Nation and he will be dearly missed.


He is also survived by; his siblings, brothers RJ (Maddy), Alex (Cheryl), and Ethan, sisters Kayla and Bree; Grandparents Margaret (George) Snow, and Maureena Pretty Youngmen, (late Grandfather Leo Pretty Youngmen), Great-Grandmother Clara R. Snow; his niece Amira and nephews Matias and Max. He will be missed by his Aunties Kolet (George), Wyonah (Irvin), Krista, Sandy, Tacey (Alex), Edith (JT), Arcilla (Olin), Terri Rain, Delphine, Trudy, Rachel, Gloria (Ken), Teresa, Jolie, Julie, Nayo, Lana, Tristhana, Felise, and Melanie; and Uncles Algerie, Clint, Kronan (Angel), Mandrick (Shalome), Warhmun, Zane, Eldon (Jackie) and Newton.


Travin will also be missed dearly by; his cousins Erin Solway, Tansy Bigtobacco, Jessica Solway, Tyvel Pretty Youngmen, Jolene Crowchief, and Jasmine Crowchief; his nephews, Braden Solway, Tristin Pretty Youngmen, Alistar Pretty Youngmen, Marcus Smith, Lennox Smith, JC Crowchief, and Tuffy Crowchief; Auntie Eleanor (Steve) Solway; Uncles Howard (Marsha) Pretty Youngmen, Andy Pretty Youngmen, and Darren Higheagle.


Travin’s extended family; Hank (Iona), Bruce, Tommy (Ping), Marvin, Benny, Sanford, Rod Hunter, and Glenda Crawler, great-grandma Sheila Labelle, great-grandpa Horace Holloway, Eleanor, Cheryle, Rex, Larry and Chester Daniels, Nelda Bigstony, Sylvia (Gordon) Bigstony, and former mother-in-law Carmen (Alfred) Yellowface. Travin’s cousins; Valdina, Natisha, Monica, Amber, Kendra, Zona, Shenoa (Richie), Ashanti, Doralyn, Kenisha, Kenton, Deshayne (Elaina), Steven, Austin, Sky, Itay, Thomas, Sunshine, Dayna, Donavon, Isaac, Meldrick and Matthew, Moses Rollingmud, Drayson and Kielan; Childhood best friends Gracie Crawler-Jackson, Kenton Benjamin, Sunni Wildman, Silas Cecil, Elias Wesley, and Preston Dixon; and all of Travin’s extended family. He is also survived by on his father’s side Debbie (Dewight) Smith, Leanne (John) Sleigh, Lousie (Jayson) Doore, Deanne (Bruce) Starlight, Delores (Mitch) Right hand, Rufus (Yvonne) Pretty Youngmen, Kelly (Cheryl) Crow Chief, Irvin Scalplock, Larry Scalplock, Dino Scalplock, Cindy Scalplock, and Angie (Delmer) Holloway; his paternal Uncles, Joe Starlight, Ellery Starlight, and Louie Starlight; and his paternal Aunts, Lonny Starlight, Cora Cappo, and Holly Starlight.


We apologize if we have missed anyone.


Travin was predeceased by his grandfather Lloyd Bigstony, his other grandfather Leo Jr. Prettyyoungmen, his sister Stardust Snow, Auntie Bernadette Pretty Youngmen, great-grandfather Leo Pretty Youngmen Sr., great-grandfather Thomas Snow Sr., grandma Verna Snow, cousins Shelly Snow, Summer Twoyoungmen, Michael Snow, Richard Snow, Cedric Rollinmud, Jake Snow, Lance Bigstony, Charles Francis, Reil Solway, and Darla Twoyoungmen.


Wake Services will be held at the residence of Merisha Snow (Margaret Snows previous residence), Morley, AB on Saturday, January 7, 2023. Funeral Services will be held at Goodstoney Rodeo Center Arena Morley, AB on Monday, January 9, 2023, at 11:00 a.m.  Graveside Service to follow at Wesley Cemetery Morley, AB.  Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed here.


In living memory of Travin Snow, 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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