It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of our Matriarch Lousia Eagle Plume (Hind Bull) (issim’ip’pittaakii) October 7,2023, at the Kainai Continuing Care surround by her family.
Mom was born on January 12,1941, at the Cardston Indian Hospital to the late Alfred and Maggie (nee Shot Both Sides) Eagle Plume.
Mom will be sadly missed by her son Kenny (Sherry) Eagle Plume, granddaughters, Shantell (Julian) Nadia, Natalia, Shay Eagle Plume, Charmaine (Neill) Fox, her great grandchildren Rhythm, Cypress Eagle Plume, Noah, Calla, Ollie Fox, Natalee, Nate, Nyah, Nico and Adam Adopted son Ryder (Anna)Eagle Plume and brother Merlin (Lorna) E.P. adopted daughter Rono Bare Shin Bone. Brother in laws Joe Knife, Jack Curly Rider. She was a mother to all her nieces and nephews, Leanna E.P, Heather(Byron)Crying Head, Joyce Eagle Plume Wanda (Andrew)Day Chief, Pamela, Monica(Robbie)Beebe, Deanna (Kelly)Day Chief, Joseph (Reesa),Kevin(Chelsea) Eagle Plume, Terry Knife, Beverly, Marlene, Miranda,(Alan) Quesnelle, Yvette Red Crow, Steven (Deidre)Curly Rider, Herman (Cheryl)Scout, Tracey, Tamara ,Charmaine Big Sorrel Horse, Sandra, Aillen (Garry), Karen(Lloyd),Robin, Anne-Marie Cat Face, Thomas (Nadine) Whiteman , Myra, Delia ,Charles, Kenny, Tara ,Heather, Dean Hind Bull, Robbie Iron Shirt, and Lanny Blood, her goddaughter Telsia Hind Bull. She also loved her in-laws, the late Eva Hind Bull, and family.
Mom went to school at St. Mary’s school and worked there with the late Suzie Eagle Bear as a custodian. She stayed in New Dayton with a family to help care for their children. She worked in Vauxhall, AB with her cousins Late Pauline Eagle Child, Christine Bare Shin Bone and Clara Chief Moon and sisters. Also, she worked at the Cobblestone Manor, Waterton Bayshore Inn and worked at the Blood Indian Hospital for several years. The Blood Indian Hospital closed their doors in 1999 and moved to Standoff and now called the Kainai Continuing Care Centre. Wherever she was employed, she made friends. Her special friends are Annie Davis, Rose Tail Feathers, Louise Brave Rock, Joyce Bird, just to name a few. She would tell us stories about them. She had adopted parents Mr.& Mrs. Keith Law.
Mom enjoyed working with her dad, driving farm equipment, bailing farmland and raising cattle and horses. We called her our GRANDMA DYNAMITE! She loved riding horses, barrel racing and rode bulls at rodeos. She was very athletic and participated in track and field (high jump). Her brother, Herman coached and trained her to become a runner. She liked to box and trained along-side with Sandy & Claude Eagle Plume. Mom’s favorite holiday is Christmas and enjoyed hosting Christmas dinners. Everyone loved her cooking, which she made with “Love”. She always made sure to buy presents for her siblings, nieces, nephews and grandchildren. She provided for her siblings; and bought groceries, clothing and even bought a T.V. for them.
Mom traveled with her cousin the late Adeline Many Chief to Jerusalem and the gathering of Nations in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She was a traditional dancer and travelled to many pow-wows. Mom also went on a trip to California with Pamela’s family. She placed rocks in the oceans (New Port beach) for us to make the trip there in the future. She also, travelled to Vancouver, BC with her sister Catherine and her family. Her highlight of the trip was going to Aquarium and seeing the dolphins. She loved to sing, and you would often hear her singing along to ELVIS PRESLEY AND HANK WILLIAM SR. SHE WAS A BIG FAN. When Elvis passed away mom, and her sisters and cousins were all crying and all of us younger kids were all sad, we thought one of our relatives passed away. Also enjoyed helping her cousins and brothers whenever she was needed. She enjoyed playing hand games with her nieces and nephews and looked forward to Sundance. She was proud to help grandpa Alfred and Grandma Maggie with the iikskinaaks (Horn) society. Which they were in the Horn Society for over 30 years. Mom pushed us to work hard and not to depend on our parents, for us to give back to our parents to help them out. Mom showed all of us her great knowledge with her kindness hard working hands and the love she showed everyone that cross her path.
Mom was very proud of her late husband Joe Hind Bull artwork. Especially when he was informed that his artwork will be on display at the largest teepee in Medicine Hat, Alberta. When we got the news, she was overjoyed. I can still see the expression on her face. She was honored to be asked to be at the grand opening for Uncle Joe’s art display. She went out and sold his artwork for him.
Mom always looked forward to family barbeques and holidays dancing at family gatherings, enjoyed a game of softball, loved to plant flowers and keeping her house clean. She was our Ms. Clean.
Mom will reunite with her loved ones her parents Alfred & Maggie Eagle Plume (nee Shot Both Sides) her daughter Christiana EP her husband Joseph Hind Bull Brothers: Her grandson Jagger Eager Plume, Alex, Joe (Ruby)Herman and Patrick (Teresa)Eagle Plume her sisters: Carrie (Mary-Alice) Catherine (Jimmy)Red Crow, Josephine Curly Rider and Margaret Knife. Son Wesley (Stomper)Nephews; Freddy, Dexter, Darrell, Jimmy Red Crow III, Christian Knife, Calvin Cat Face, Eldon, Jason, Terry, Kyle Hind Bull Nieces; Darlene & Juantia Eagle Plume, Cherlynn Big Sorrel Horse, Jalisa Pace, Malory Hind Bull. Uncle Chief Jim (Annie) Shot Both Side, Mother-in-law Eva (Alan) Hind Bull, sister in laws; Bernice (Hugh)Scout, Caroline (Aaron)Tallow, Pearl (Tony) Hind Bull. Brother in laws; Leonard, Albert, Robert Hind Bull.
Her extended family includes Shot Both Sides, Wolf Child, Across the Mountain, Crop Eared Wolf, Many Fingers, Low Horn, Long Time Squirrel, Axes, Bad Eagle, Annie Davis, Rachel Hoof and Tressa Cross Child. The family apologies if any names that they missed.
We would like to thank the Nurses at Long-Term Continuing Care for taking gentle care of our mother.
The Wake Service will be held on Friday, October 20 at Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve from 7:00 - 11:00 pm. The Funeral Service will take place at St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Church, Blood Reserve, on Saturday, October 21 at 11:00 am. Interment will follow in Pioneer Cemetery.