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George Brertton-giant

May 1, 1942 - May 19, 2013


On May 19, 2013, Mr. George Brertton-Giant of Saddle Lake passed away at the age of 71 years.  He is survived by his loving wife, Delia; his children, Brenda, Shirley, Pam (Randy), Judy (Carl), Twila (Joey), Jody (Shawn), Jamie (Louis), Leslie (Bill) & Darcie (Irvin); his adopted children, Brenda Jenkins, Winston Delorme & Janelle Chief; 38 grandchildren & 19 great grandchildren; 4 brothers & 4 sisters; Henry, Oliver (Eliza), Robert (Mavis), Richard, Florence, Doris (Chris), Doreen (Ivan) & Sylvia; special father-in-law, Louie (Gloria) Moosewah, special sister, Eva Favel & special brother, Eli (Mary) Brertton.  Mr. Brertton-Giant was predeceased by his parents, Albert & Sarah; step-mother, Helen; brothers, Raymond, Freddy, Bruce & Dennis; adopted brother, Henry Suvee; sister, Yvonne;  sister-in-law, Charlotte. A Wake will be on Thursday & Friday, May 23 & 24 at Ayiwakes Cultural Centre, Saddle Lake.  A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, May 25 at 11:00 a.m. at Ayiwakes Cultural Centre, Saddle Lake.  Reverend Robert Wright & Reverend Oliver Brertton will be officiating with interment in Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Cemetery, Saddle Lake.  To send condolences online, please visit www.gracegardensfuneralchapel.com.

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From: Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel Staff

Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Margaret L Cardinal, Joussard, Ab.
Relation: Follower Cree Tradional Teachings.

It’s been a blessing knowing you, you have taught me well, by your stories and teachings. Our condolences to your family.

From: Dennis Wolfe (Wells)
Relation: Friend

My friend you inspired me with your teachings, you shared your humor and most of all you shared compassion for those suffering. Your prayers I found always touching, and with a message in each word. You will be missed, however rest easy my friend high on that mountain till one day we meet again.

From: Lana Whiskeyjack
Relation: coworker

ninaskomitin mistahi George – you leave behind so much love, wisdom, gentleness, humility, and so much wonderful memories and beautiful art.
Since the news of your passing into the spirit world there isn’t a moment when I feel overwhelmed with your absence, but then I remember your teachings, and stories about how we are always surrounded by the grandmother and grandfather spirits who help look after us.
I am so grateful for blessing your brought into my life, as well as the guidance, love and kindness you gave to our BQ family. ninaskomitin for inspiring and teaching me so much through art, culture and our cree language.
ninaskomitin for making this world a better place.
And a sincere gratitude from the bottom of my heart to your family who supported all the work and help you gave to our communities. ay ay mistahi.

From: Brandy Boucher
Relation: He was a mentor, teacher, friend.

A great man who showed love to many. My thoughts and prayers are with family and friends.

From: Geraldine Potts
Relation: Knowledge Keeper

Ishnish, Thank you, to a great man with a big heart who willingly shared his knowledge and wisdom, through kindness, compassion, and truth. Nechi Institute’s Board of Governors, Management, Staff, and Students thank you for your tireless teachings and efforts to help others walk on a good path, you will be missed my Friend. Journey well!

From: Anna Courtoreille
Relation: George was a mentor and Cultural teacher

My condolences to his Family…I was very blessed to have crossed paths with this kind man who shared his teachings so unselfishly… a true Healer.

From: jody
Relation: daughter

Dad, i miss you so much and lost at times but i find comfort knowing ur in a good place an with loved ones. love u dad not a day goes by thinking of you…..

Service Schedule

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Date & Time:
January 1, 1900
Beginning at 9:37am


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Date & Time:
May 25, 2013
Beginning at 11:00am

Ayiwakes Cultural Centre

Saddle Lake, AB Canada

Wake will be held on Thursday & Friday, May 23 & 24 at Ayiwakes Cultural Centre, Saddle Lake

Saddle Lake, AB Canada

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