Rudy Whitecrow, 45, of Seine River First Nation, Ont., passed away surrounded by family on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018 in Thunder Bay, Ont.
Rudy was born on Dec. 8, 1972 in Fort Frances, Ont. to Andrew Morrison Jr. and Cecilia Whitecrow.
After their passing in 1974, he was raised by his aunt, Doris Willie.
He worked for various companies doing highway construction, welding, roofing, and carpentry. He enjoyed fishing and attending pow-wows.
Rudy leaves behind his daughters, Lindsey Whitecrow and her daughter, Adyson Yeomens, and Keisha Whitecrow; son, River Whitecrow-Spoon; aunt, Doris Willie; and cousins, Lorraine Derman (Mark), Darlene Whitecrow, Sheldon Whitecrow (Shirley Snowball), Ringo Whitecrow (Phyllis Gustafson), and Camilla Whitecrow.
He also is survived by his aunts and uncles, Celina Whitecrow (Norman Gerard), Howard Whitecrow, Judy Bird, Sue-Ann Whitecrow (Rob Pringle), and Annie Wayash (Bill) and their families; numerous cousins from the Morrison and Whitecrow families; mentor John Beaton; and great-grandmother, Evelyn Morrison.
Rudy was predeceased by his parents, Cecilia and Andrew; grandparents, Joe Sr. and Irene Whitecrow, Leonard Whitecrow, and Andrew Morrison Sr.; and aunts and uncles, Joe Whitecrow Jr., Jane Morrison, Roy Morrison Sr., and Doyle Morrison.
A traditional funeral service was held Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances, with Elder Andrew Johnson officiating.
The pallbearers were Rudy's friends.
If friends so desire, in memoriam donations may be made to Hemophilia Society c/o Green Funeral Home, P.O. Box 427, Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3M8.
Online condolences may be offered at www.greenfuneralhomefortfrances.com