Obituary of Georgina Louise Julia Ayoungman
I’kinapaaki - Gentle Woman
January 8, 1942 – May 20, 2023
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear wife, mother, sister-in-law, niece, aunt, grandma, great-grandma, and friend, Georgina Ayoungman, on Saturday, May 20, 2023, at the age of 81 years, at the Foothills Hospital, in Calgary, AB.
Georgina will be remembered for her sweet, remarkable kindness, loving and gentle nature. She was a good wife, a fulltime homemaker, a dedicated mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who gave her immense love to all her family. She stood by her children and grandchildren through every significant moment, desiring nothing but the best for them; she was the family’s anchor keeping us rooted and united. Georgina attended and graduated from Crowfoot School; she completed the Early Childhood Education Certificate program offered by Lethbridge Community College at Old Sun, and a University of Calgary Education course. She sat on the Old Sun College post-secondary committee during 1991 - 2011. She was our family hairdresser. Georgina enjoyed attending the Calgary Stampede, powwows, cursillos, dances and bingo. She was a hockey fan, a rodeo and chuckwagon fan. Georgina was supportive to everyone she loved and happily attended their special occasions and milestones. Georgina was well known by everyone to be a Mini’poka, a cherished child of her parents, Vincent and Annie. One could say she was like a doll always very well dressed.
Georgina is survived by her loving husband Matthew Ayoungman, children, Shirley, Vanessa, Reynold, Aaron, and Lynsey (Todd); grandchildren, Larissa (Redmond), Star (Jason), Cassandra, Jay, Jessica, Dakota, and Jaycee; great-grandchildren, Dreyton, Mathias, Cree, Serenity, Storm, Summer Yellow Old Woman, Summer Calf Robe, Innii, and Russell. Special sister-nieces, Marriam Zacharias, Louise Minde, Dolly Doenz, Eve Yellow Old Woman, Linda Strong Eagle and Jennifer Medicine Traveller (Allen). Adopted children, Roger Hunt, and Sarah Hunt; adopted grandchildren, Kim Hardy, Crystal Black Horse (Trevor), Chantell Wright and Shayna Wright, Dolly Running Rabbit, Janaya Bull Bear, Shawn Breaker, and Siksika EMS. In-laws, Elaine (Rod), Vivian (Phil), Angeline, Teddy (Lucy), and Tina; nieces and nephews, Tommy, Tiger, Tuffy, Randy, Tanya, and Kayla, Lenora (Elroy), Brian, Nora (Ed), Enzio, Shawn, JC, Matthew, Karia, Kent (Linnie), Melodie (Steve), Dawn, Sue, Mory (Hine), Hutch (Pam), Jill, Natasha (Candace), Ashley (Trav), Tyson, Hannah, Julia, Darren (Sam), Mary (Scott), and Ryan; as well as extended families, Yellow Old Woman, Mayfield, Lafrance, Little Chief, and Big Snake; and numerous friends.
Georgina was predeceased by her parents, Vincent and Annie Yellow Old Woman, siblings, Edward and Dominic Yellow Old Woman, Bob Lafrance, and Billy McHugh; daughter Zena Calf Robe, in-laws, Arthur and Nora Ayoungman Sr, Randy, Rosella, Arthur, Jonathan, Lorraine Ayoungman, and Pearl Runner; special daughter-in-law Sherry Yellow Old Woman, and friend Marlene Flammond.
Georgina was loved by many; the family apologizes for those we missed.
Wake Services will be held at Gordon Yellowfly Memorial Arbour (Siksika Nation, AB) on Thursday, May 25, 2023, at 6:00 p.m.
Funeral Services will be held at Gordon Yellowfly Memorial Arbour (Siksika Nation, AB) on Friday, May 26, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Canon Stockton Cemetery (Siksika Nation, AB), with a Traditional Feast to be held after at Gordon Yellowfly Memorial Arbour (Siksika Nation, AB). Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed here.
In living memory of Georgina Ayoungman, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Deerfoot South, 12281 – 40th Street SE, Calgary, AB T2Z 4E6, Telephone: 403-203-0525.
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