SHOT BOTH SIDES-CHIEF MOON
“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.” 2nd Timothy 4:7
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Delvin James Chief Moon-Shot Both Sides “Kooniinna” (Snowman), husband, father, brother and cousin. Snowman was born on October 20th, 1958 in Cardston, AB. to Sophia Ella Chief Moon and Bernard Shot Both Sides, He comes with the lineage of Kainai Chiefs, maternal great, great grandfather Chief Red Crow and paternal great grandfather Chief Shot Both Sides and grandfather Chief JIM Shot Both Sides.
He leaves to mourn his wife Suzanne, daughter Naomi, sons Darryl and Toby and 16 grandchildren, his brother Duane (Ramona) Chief Moon-Shot Both Sides and sister Rosemary (Ronnie) Across The Mountain. Maternal aunts Linda Bruised Head and Claudia Sugai and paternal aunts Christine (Roy) Bare Shin Bone, Clara Chief Moon, Lena Shot Both Sides, Gabriel Hairy Bull, Maryann (Max) Chief Moon and Florence(Richard) Right Hand. Maternal uncle Dennis (Mavis) Chief Moon and paternal uncles Alfred, Chris, Jim (Linda), and Donald Shot Both Sides, John Chief Moon and Hugh Healy. And numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. And his mother in-law Clothilda First Charger, sisters in-law Gail First Charger, Doreen and Bernice (Greg) Black Plume and brothers in-law Rex (Debbie), Ivan, Murray First Charger, Willy (Jessica) and Rodney Black Plume.
Unfortunately when Snowman was two years old he was diagnosed with polio and and spent two years at the Children’s Hospital in Calgary. He received his education in Glenwood AB., Lavern on the Blood reserve then later continued at Dorothy Gooder in Lethbridge AB. Grandpa Victor named him Snowman regardless of the cold in the winter, he was outside enjoying and playing in the snow sometimes with his older brother Alvin pulling him around on a sled. He liked to pull pranks and tease family members. When ever he felt like riding he would get his 2 favourite go-getters his sisters, Sally and Girlie, they had to go fetch his horse and saddle up for him, while he sits on the front steps of their house, waiting to get on his horse. Snowman was Mister fix it, he would often be seen working on vehicles, bikes and anything that needs fixing. He was “jack of all trades” like his dad Bernard.
Snowman met Suzanne First Charger in 1981 and lived together and started their family. Throughout their life together they relocated to Cardston then Coaldale then back to Cardston. They enjoyed family campings and travelling. Snowman especially loved and enjoyed being around his grandchildren. He was a chef at heart and baker for his wife and children, preparing special meals and baking delicious pastries and if not cooking, he’s supervising who ever is preparing the meal. He loved to supervise and cook with his wife and mother in-law for the Little Chicago annual camp meeting in the summer when it’s Clothilda’s turn to cook for the day. Delvin was known for enjoying WWE on Monday’s and Friday’s not missing an episode.
Delvin and Suzanne got their marriage blessed in 2015 with a big celebration where the whole family of First Chargers, Chief Moons and Shot Both Sides were all involved and enjoyed the occasion.
Along with his spirituality, he loved listening to gospel music, every summer he’s parked by the camp meeting tent at Little Chicago, sitting in his car taking in the preaching and the singing while Suzanne is in the tent, that was his time alone to feel the sweet presence of God.
Snowman was a humble individual that had compassion for his fellow people if he can help in any way he will. In spite of him being handicap he made an effort to keep his family comfortable. He was a special grandchild to Grandpa Victor and Granny Mary and all his cousins loved him.
Due to his health declining Delvin was placed at the kainai Continueing Care Center and because of the pandemic no one was able to visit with him.
Delvin was predeceased by his son Cody James and parents Bernard and Ella, his brothers, Alvin and Clifford and sisters, Noreen (Sally) and Bernadine, paternal grandparents Chief Jim and Annie Shot Both Sides and maternal grandparents Victor and Mary Chief Moon
A Viewing will be held at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Sunday, March 7, 2021 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm and Monday March 8 from 9:00 - 11:00 am with a Family Service to follow at 11:00 am. (Due to COVID-19 - Only 20 people will be allowed into the service.) Interment to follow at Pioneer Cemetery.
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