Obituary of Willard Waldron Labelle
June 14, 1975 – Calgary, Alberta
August 13, 2023 – Morley, Alberta
Willard Labelle was called home by our Creator on August 13, 2023, at the age of 48 years. Willard believed in traditional ways and respected our culture. He was kind and humble, and he spoke the old dialect of Stoney language which he learned and was taught by his grand parents Frank and Caroline Powderface. Willard went to Morley residential school. He enjoyed the outdoors fishing, hunting and was a firefighter.
Willard is survived by his children Tara, Willard Jr., Tom (Missy), Austin, Belle, Ashley, Orlando and five grandchildren, his mother Georgina Labelle, brother Brett (Danielle) Benjamin, Conlin (Josette), Johnny, Dallas Powderface nieces Tylia (Anthony) Rain, Aaliyha, Gracii (Jocsin) Twoyoungmen, Nathy, Andralyn, nephews Dre, Brisias, Quaid, Kavein, Kaiden, grandparents Heather Rabbit (Audley Stevens). Uncles Greg (Arlene) Twoyoungmen, Oral Wildman, Lenny (Corrina) Wesley, Everette Wesley, Clarence (Shiley) Wesley, Virgil, Glen, Conal Labelle, Bruce (Jennifer) Labelle, Alvin Young, Marty (Linda) Labelle, Larry (Geraldine) Twoyoungmen, Dilbert, Mark Kyle, Adam Poucette, aunties Bernadette (Cliff) Poucette, Kathy (Kevin) Lefthand, Lana House, Wanda (Mark) Twoyoungmen, Verda, Anita Twoyoungmen, Una Wesley, Tracy Stevens, Philomene Stevens, Adele, and Sheila Rabbit, Linda Rabbit, sisters Rachel, Wyo Powderface, Carrie Labelle, Jeanette, Caroline, Felicia Holloway, Verna Powderface, Shalyn and Kylina Powderface.
We apologize if we have missed anyone.
Willard was predeceased by his wife Marcella Lefthand, His father Willard Powderface, brother Vernon, Ryan, sister Kim Labelle, maternal grandparents Nancy Labelle, Charlie Rabbit, paternal grandparents Frank and Caroline Powderface, uncles Gerald, Charles, Clifford, Moses Powderface, Clarence, Oliver, Larry Labelle, aunties Norma Powderface, Ruby Labelle, Shirley, Josephine, Jocelyn Powderface.
Wake Services will be held at the residence of Georgina Labelle (Morley, AB) on Sunday, August 20, 2023. Funeral Services will be held at Morley Gymnasium (Morley, AB) on Monday, August 21, 2023, at 1:00PM. Graveside Service to follow at Chiniki Cemetery (Morley, AB). Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed at www.MHFH.com.
In living memory of Willard Labelle, 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.