It is with great sorrow and sadness that we announce the passing of Darcie Leah Alfred, 36, of Lac Seul First Nation, on Monday, March 26, 2018 at her home in Thunder Bay, Ont.
She was born on Dec. 1, 1981 in Smithers, B.C. to Stanley Raymond Williams and Janie Catherine Alfred of Ear Falls, Ont.
Darcie spent her life living in many parts of the world. At age 18, she enrolled in the U.S Army. She was stationed in Darmstadt, Germany and from there she courageously marched in and was deployed to Kuwait and Iraq. She served as a generator mechanic.
Later, she met and married her now former husband, with whom she spent five wonderful and adventurous years exploring and travelling around Europe. They moved back to the U.S., living in South Carolina for a few years before moving to their family home in Fountain, Colo.
She was a loving mother and raised four beautiful children who she leaves behind, Xavier Troy Ickes, Hunter Troy Ickes, Phenix Troy Ickes, and Eva Isis Ickes.
They loved being in the outdoors, hiking in the mountains with their dogs, “Detour" and "Bear.” They spent many loving moments together. Darcie would enjoy watching her children grow and loved cooking meals for them.
What brought her the greatest pleasure was when her family was at home. The kids would play in the back yard. They were always jumping on the trampoline, swimming in the pool, and riding their bikes.
She later graduated from the University of Pablo Colorado with her Bachelor of Arts. She was a very talented and creative artist, with a colourful and imaginative flare that shined through all her artwork.
She lived life with such a thirst for excitement and a determined demeanor. Always looking for a rush, going on adrenaline-packed rides with her cousin, Chad Wilson.
Darcie is survived by her mother, Janie Alfred (Stanley); along with her sisters, Desiree Alfred, Deirdre Alfred (Edward), Miranda Alfred, Candy Ferfon, Cindy (Scott) Lebarge, Joyce (Mark) Williams, George Williams, Christina Kennedy, and Stephanie Lovelace.
She also is survived by her many loving, numerous aunties, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and close friends.
She was predeceased by her father, Stanley, and brother, Robert Kennedy.
Visitation was held Wednesday, April 4, 2018 from 6-8 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion Br. #29 in Ear Falls.
Funeral services followed on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 1 p.m., officiated by Kevin Miller and Keenan Morrisseau, and traditional prayer by Alice Nummelin, with interment in Ear Falls Cemetery.
The pallbearers were Chad Wilson, Damien Wilson, Robert Wilkins, Neil Nummelin, Kevin Singleton, Trevor Aide, and Wilfred Alfred.
The honourary pallbearers were Rose and Rodger Sam, Gilbert Williams, Kenny Williams, Andy Williams, Darren (Beastie) Henry, Mike Williams, Dennis and Dorothy Wilson, Michael Williams, David Williams, Tina and Brock Bieker, Christine Alfred, Sonya Alfred, Leonard Alfred, and Charlotte, Reuben, and Peirce Alfred.
In memoriam donations may be made to The Dew Drop soup kitchen and the Shelter House in Thunder Bay, Ont. through Herold Funeral Home, P.O. Box 237, Red Lake, Ont., P0V 2M0.