Judy Kay Day Chief (Aapiiksisskstaki)
December 28, 1958 ~ January 1, 2013
Judy was called home by the creator as her work on earth was complete.
Judy was born at the Blood Indian Hospital in Cardston, AB. She attended school first at Lethbridge, AB, Magrath, AB and then later at St. Mary’s High School on the Blood Reserve, where she was the first out of 16 siblings to graduate. She was an accomplished Basketball player and received a scholarship to play for Medicine Hat College. She later went on to receive many MVP’s and All Star trophies in the Treaty 7 League. Due to her talent, she travelled all over North America. Judy chose careers that served others. She worked for "Our Home" for 10 years as a child care counselor. Judy then worked for Red Crow Community College for 15 years as the Arts and Science Registrar.
Judy was a mother, grandmother, auntie, and sister. She devoted her life to her children and grandchildren. She was very proud of their lifetime accomplishments.
Judy Kay is survived by her children Brad (Chanelle), Darryl (Alana), Courtney, Aaliyah, and Tenille; grandchildren Violet, Iris, Scarlette, Dason, Tess, Payton, Bryleigh, Maleek, Kix, Hunter, Felix, Jubei, Kadlynn, Montana; adopted mom Evangeline Chief Moon; adopted children Victor, John-John, Leon(Tara), Darcy, Kristy (Barney), Jesse Sugai, Tracy (Beth), Kelly (Deanna); God-children Wendy, Samantha, Bryce; brothers Winston Sr. (Martha), Wilton (Tina), Chester (Bonnie), Bruce (Carla), Perry, Brian McDougall; sisters Rosaline, June, Rita (Keith), Hariete, Levern (Rodney), Patsy, Delia (John); sister-in-law Julianna Day Chief; brother-in-law Johnny Bruised Head; adopted brothers Larry (Dianne) Marsh, Shawn Singer; Aunts Christine (Ervin) Shade, Mae Singer, and Beatrice Boucette (Morley, AB).
Judy is predeceased by her parents Victor and Lucy (Heavy Runner) Day Chief, paternal grandparents John and Minnie (Trollenger) Day Chief, maternal grandparents William and Marion (Crying Head) Heaver Runner; brother Jarvis Day Chief; sisters Alfreda, Doris Day Chief; grandchildren Wilbert, Brent, Robbie , Bradley, Jodie Day Chief, and Grandma Margaret Running Crane.
The family would like to thank Dr. Bester, nursing staff, especially Cheyenne Black Water, and Sandra Eagle Child, and her niece Tracy girl. A special thank you to Johnny Day Rider of Heart Butte, Montana and Arnold Mountain Horse.
_A Family Service will be held at 4:00P.M., on Monday, January 7, 2013 at EDEN’S FUNERAL HOME, 2424-5th Ave., Fort Macleod, AB. A Wake Service will follow at 6:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M., at SENATOR GLADSTONE HALL, Stand Off, AB then to Judy Kay’s Residence for the evening.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 A.M., on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, Stand Off, AB, with Father Pawel Andrasz, Celebrant. Interment to follow at Blood Band Cemetery.
Eden's Funeral Home and Crematorium
2424 - 5 Avenue
Fort Macleod, AB