With broken hearts and sadness, that we announce the sudden passing of Jonathon Neil Cordell Weasel Moccasin “pookhshkomapii” (small boy) on February 07th, 2021 at the age 43 on the Blood Reserve, Alberta.
John was known as John Boy growing up, and as an adult he was known as Johnny Blue. He was a kindhearted and humble man. John was born a month premature and he overcame his health struggles as an infant. Growing up John was spoiled by his parents. John was a mischievous boy and often got him and his younger sister Corrie Ann in trouble with their parents. In his early years John attended school in Cardston, Standoff and F.P. Walshe. As an adolescent, his favourite pastime was hockey. He was the goalie for the Kainai Tomahawks, his hockey allowed him to travel all over and attend a hockey school in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. Our brother started off as a forward position and the goalie didn’t show up for a game, so he volunteered to stand in goal. He had a natural talent with stopping the puck, hence began his goal tending career. John was also known for singing to his siblings and others who would listen to him. He joined a powwow drum group and made his debut in Brocket Indian Days. John worked at various jobs throughout his life. John was a general contractor in Calgary and was employed with various roofing companies. He also was employed as a maintenance man at the Blue Trail R.V. Park, and he was a green keeper for the par 3 golf course. John worked at the Standoff Argiplex breaking horses and he was a ranch hand with the late Frances Scout, fixing fences and tending to Frances’s cattle. He also was employed at the Fort Macleod Auction Market and Bolvery Exports. He graduated from the Agricultural Program at BTEST.
John always made time to phone his loved ones to see how they were doing. He would always tell them he loved them before he hung up. He had a special relationship with his Uncles Del, Andrew, and Stewart. John was our ‘Uncle Buck’. He would bring his nieces and nephews swimming in the summer and in the winter, they would go sliding. He was an excellent cook and always had to have his onions with every meal. John was a mommas’ boy and took great care of her. When he lost his mom, a piece of his heart was missing. He leaned on his older brother Wildon, they were inseparable. When Wildon had passed, it affected him deeply. He will be sadly missed by all.
John is survived by his sisters: Trina (Clayton) Healy, Leanne (Charles) Healy, Betty-Jo (RJ) Healy, Corrie-Ann Weasel Moccasin, Kristy (Kendall) Weasel Moccasin, and Shauna Day Rider. Uncles: Del Sr. Healy, Stewart (Marion) Weasel Moccasin, Andrew Sr. Weasel Moccasin, Wilfred Blood. Aunties: Bella (Bert) Mistaken Chief, Lila (Richard) Heavy Head, Jessica (Armand) Page, Sheila Healy, Alva (Patrick) Weasel Moccasin, Greta (Raymond) Many Bears.
John was predeceased by his baby girl and parents: Cordell and Christina Weasel Moccasin. Brother: Wildon Weasel Moccasin, Niece: Daffney Weasel Moccasin. Brother-in-Law; Monte Rabbit. Uncles: Art Jr. Healy, Winston Healy, Jordan Healy, Burton Healy, Terry Healy, Gilbert Healy, Blair Orr, Daniel Weasel Moccasin, Emil Wings Jr. Aunties: Fern Healy, Rita Tall Man, Louise Chief Body, Sylvia Eagle Child, Marie Healy, Mildred Jerry, Eleanor Delaney, Joanne Cross Child, Martina Blood and Juliana Weasel Moccasin. Grandparents; Dan and Ada Weasel Moccasin, Art Sr. and Betty Healy.
A Wake Service will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm (Elders are welcomed from 5pm to 6pm) on February 17, 2021 at Martin Brothers Riverview Chapel. Due to Covid 19 restrictions there will only be 20 people allowed at one time. Please call 403-328-2361 to book a time spot.
A private family Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am, on February 18, 2021 at Martin Brothers Riverview Chapel.
Interment to follow in One Spot Cemetery.
The family invites those who wish to watch the service via live stream by going to https://www.mbfunerals.com/obituary/Jonathan-WeaselMoccasin and scrolling to the bottom of Jonathan’s obituary.
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