Jennieve Big Tobacco (Day Rider)

Obituary of Jennieve Lynn Big Tobacco (Day Rider)

(Anahtakii – “Cute Little Girl”)

April 27, 1996 – Fort Macleod, Alberta

March 10, 2023 – Calgary, Alberta



Jennieve Lynn “Girlie” Big Tobacco (Day Rider), beloved wife of Kayla Cardinal of Calgary of AB, passed away on Friday, March 10, 2023, at the age of 26 years.


Girlie attended school in Fort Macleod, Kainai High School, and Siksika High School. She loved her sports. She played basketball and she was also on the Kainai Lady Warriors Slow Pitch team. Rodeo was also a big part of her heart. Girlie worked with steers in her time with rodeo, she had a such a passion for animals.


Girlie had numerous nieces and nephews. Each one of them held a special place in her heart, she took them all as her own. Girlie would often check on her nieces and nephews no matter the time of day. Because she was so short, she would count the days until Hunter would be the same height as her. He now towers over her.


Because Girlie had met many friends in her travels, she had several nicknames. Those nicknames included chucky, squirrelly, girly hams, hobbit, and her Facebook famous Kota Rider. In her younger days her great aunts would call her pumpkin because of her ponytail on top of her head and her little round belly.


Girlie was loved by so many people and will always be remembered by her kind heart, her willingness to help others, her contagious laugh and of course her smile.


Jennieve is survived by her mothers, Marion Big Tobacco and Janice Day Rider; her father Alvin Spotted Bull; her grandmother Myrna Chief Moon and great uncle Gilbert Day Rider; her siblings, Courtney Red Gun, Jeffrey Spotted Bull, Sam Good Eagle Turtle, Chelsea Day Rider, Jazlynn Spotted Bull, Raylene Dixon, Calvin Dixon Jr, Levi Dixon, Justin Spotted Bull; adopted siblings, April Day Rider, Kelly Marie Eagle Tail Feathers, Tabitha Day Rider, Renee Day Rider, Kendra Day Rider, Snow Day Rider, Titus Day Rider, Ashley Mills, Suzanne Mills, Jaylynn Mills, Tyler Poor Eagle, Tori Shouting, Colbin Shouting, Jenine Scalplock, Mercedes Big Tobacco, Honey Girl Aberdeen, Iinakay Russell; aunties and uncles, Lydia Brass, Joan Big Tobacco, Sandra and Marvin, Melvin and Juanita Big Tobacco, Gerald and Wanda Big Tobacco, Robert Big Tobacco, Cindy Day Rider, Wilfred Day Rider, Crystal Curly Rider, Patti Mountain Horse, Joyce Mountain Horse, Bettina Mountain Horse, Joey Mountain Horse, Colin Mountain Horse, Patti Crying Head, Mariam Chief Moon, Marlene Day Rider, Deanna Day Rider, Shauna Day Rider; great-aunts, Connie Rabbit Carrier, Elizabeth Scout; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends from the Many Guns, Scalplock, Cut Mane, Rabbit Carrier, Fox, Black Face Turning Robe, Bull Bears, Red Guns, Leather, Soloway, Strangling Wolf, Scout, Day Rider, Black Plume, Chief Moon, Soop, Many Fingers, Rabbit, Cat Face, Prairie Chicken, Big Throat, Red Crow, Black Bear, Curly Rider, and Cezmadia families.


We apologize for anyone we have missed.


Jennieve was predeceased by her father Calvin Big Tobacco; her godparents, Laura Day Rider, Melvin Tallow; grandparents, James Black Face Turning Robe, Martha Big Tobacco, Agnes Day Rider, Wilfred “Ike” Chief Moon, Gus Chief Moon; great-grandparents, Irene “Komii” Day Rider, Albert Day Rider Sr, Philomena and Dan Chief Moon; great-great-grandparents, Elizabeth and Lawrence Big Tobacco, Bob and Suzette Black Plume; aunties and uncles, Michael “Mink” Day Rider, Carol Day Rider, Brian Day Rider, Marlene Mountain Horse, Denise Mountain Horse, James Big Tobacco, Darryl Little Plume, and special auntie Joyce Day Rider.


Wake Services will be held the Gordon Yellowfly Memorial Arbour (Siksika Nation, AB) on Sunday, March 19, 2023, at 5:00 p.m.


Funeral Services will be held at the Gordon Yellowfly Memorial Arbour (Siksika Nation, AB) on Monday, March 20, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at the Little Chicago Cemetery (Siksika Nation, AB).  Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed at


In living memory of Jennieve Day Rider (Big Tobacco), a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Eastside, 5388 Memorial Drive NE, Calgary, AB T2A 3V9 Telephone: 403-248-8585.


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