Monica Mary Chief Body “Natoyipiksaki – Holy Bird Woman” of Standoff, AB passed away after a lengthy illness on February 19, 2018. Monica leaves to mourn her loving daughter and best friend Cindy Marie Chief Body (Gus Big Smoke); as well as numerous nephews, nieces, grand nephews and nieces, cousins and their families.
Monica was born on February 27, 1946 in Cardston, AB to late Joe & Kate Chief Body. Monica met late Regis Bruised Head and had one daughter Cindy Marie Chief Body. After separating she remained single throughout the rest of her life. She cared for her parents until their passing. Monica was a devoted mother, who is the last of a generation. She enjoyed traveling to various Indian Days always participating in Hand Games throughout Canada & the US. She was affiliated with Blood Tribe Elder’s group, an LPN at the Blood Indian Hospital, enjoyed playing bingo, loved celebrating holidays throughout the year, she also loved artwork. She was a devoted Catholic who liked to travel to Lake Saint Ann with family when she could every year.
The family of Monica Chief Body; beloved daughter Cindy Chief Body (Gus Big Smoke), her parents late Joe & Katie Chief Body (Wolf Sitting Down), late Bertha Keating, late Victor & Louise Chief Body, late Guy Red Crane, late Odile (Eddie) Shouting & family, late Alfred Chief Body, Lorraine Chief Body & family, Brent (Sherry) Chief Body & family, late Randy Chief Body & family, Jennifer Chief Body & family, late Tiny Gabriel Chief Body, late Fred Chief Body, Violet Chief Body & family, late Kalvin Vielle & family, late Edward Vielle & family, Brian Vielle & family, late Ada Chief Body; Tammy Chief Body & family, Clarence Chief Body (Denise Shade), Michael (Stephanie) Chief Body, late Geoffrey Chief Body, late Mary Chief Body; Leonard Chief Body & family, Dixie Chief Body (Paul Rind) & family, late Conrad & Theresa Chief Body; Lorraine Black Water & family, late Joseph Chief Body, late Mary Lorretta Mills; late Francis Betty Chief Body & family, Patrick Mills (Evelyn Across The Mountain) & family, late Winslow Mills, late Uncle Pete (ADA) Weasel Moccasin; Joyce (late Percy Old Shoes) & family, Loretta (late Brian) Many Bears & family, Peter (Delores) Weasel Moccasin & family, late Derrick (Joyce) Weasel Moccasin, late Uncle Dan & Ada Wesel Moccasin & family, late Auntie Mary Jane First Rider & family. Monica was also predeceased by great nieces Marion Chief Body, Jesse Joy Chief Body-Rind, Tabitha Black Water & great nephew Eddie Shouting Jr. Extended family First Riders, Weasel Moccasins, Davis, Breaker, Yellow Old Woman, Delaney & Medicine Shields.
Family Service will be held from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME – 703-13 Street North Lethbridge, AB, Wake service to follow 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm at White Calf Hall Standoff, AB. Funeral Service will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church 11:00 am Thursday March 1, 2018. Interment at St. Catherine’s cemetery. Feast to follow at White Calf Hall.