Obituary of Wanda Littlewolf
Wanda Littlewolf passed away in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan on Friday, August 11th at the age of 62 years.
Wake Conducted From
Onion Lake Communiplex
Wednesday, August 16, 2023 at 12:00 PM
Funeral Service Conducted From
Onion Lake Communiplex
Friday, August 18, 2023 at 12:00 pm
Wanda is survived by her children; Sunrise Morningchild, Jon-li Gopher, Jen-li Tootoosis (Rafael), Utin Littlewolfe and her adopted daughter, Hollie Littlewolfe; momma, Mary Elizabeth Littlewolfe; siblings, Linda Young (Grant), Russell Pahtayken, Joe Pahtayken, Glen Littlewolfe, Bonny Moosomin, Ruth Lewis and Egan Pahtayken; 9 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; her special friend, Leonard Paul; her Pahtayken, Harper, Peechow and Littlewolfe families.
Wanda is predeceased by; 4 sons, 3 at infancy and her beloved Wain (Johnny) Tootoosis; father, Bruno Littlewolf; brothers, Bernard Littlewolfe, Wayne Littlewolfe; sisters, Connie Dillon, Yvette Littlewolfe; special adopted dad/uncle, Jonas Littlewolfe.
Wanda was born and raised in Onion Lake and held a special bond with her momma and her siblings. She loved family camps and family gatherings for special occasions especially, momma’s yearly birthday barbeque at Lea Park. Wanda looked forward to yearly picking of berries and sweetgrass and gifting them to the elders.
At a young age, Wanda spread her wings and lived the life of a “free spirit’ she traveled to many cities and survived on the streets of Saskatoon, Regina, Edmonton, Vancouver, Seattle, Washington and she even made it as far as Texas, Mississippi, Kentucky, North and South Dakota and returning to her current home at Calgary. Wanda often shared her adventures to her friends and family. Wanda led such a wild and daring lifestyle, hence, her nick mane “Crazy Wanda”. Wanda even said that when she was traveling in the United States she met up with Lacey J Dalton in Nashville, Tennessee and asked her to produce a song for her and Lacey complied and made her the song “I am a Survivor”.
Wanda always bragged to her friends in Calgary about her brother, Joe Pahtayken and his boys, Boss and Nathan how she was super proud with their singing and their drum group “Spear Point”. She often mentioned that she was related to “movie super stars’ her grandsons, Samual, Ricky and Tristan Marty- Pahtayken. She would fondly speak of her late father, Bruno. She loved and missed him dearly. She loved pow-wows and she would sing and do a little pow-wow dancing in the parks. She would give special mention to her niece, Judge Lua Gibb and would say that she never had to worry about getting into trouble or going to jail because her ‘daughter’ was a judge and would never let her go to jail.
Wanda was quite the character, a dreamer, and a story teller, whether her stories were true or not we don’t know, lol.
Wanda will certainly be missed by many, she made many, many friends along her travels especially her street family whom loved her and looked after her. We would like to express a special thank you to the Mustard Seed, the Doap team, the drop-in center and the Alpha house of Calgary who kept her fed and provided her with clothing, toiletries and whatever else she needed. Jokingly we like to thank Safeway at Calgary for the free chicken so that she could feed her street family.
We send a special thank you to Aunty Ruth for keeping in touch with Wanda over the years and for looking after her until her passing.