The family of George Calliou announce the passing of their beloved husband, father and grandfather on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at Foothills Medical Centre.
He loved his family most of all and will be held in the hearts of his wife, Cecile; his children Gena Calliou, Jordan Calliou and Travis Calliou and grandchildren Hailey Calliou and Hunter Calliou all of Fort McKay, Alberta. Siblings, Genevieve Gladue, Denise Calliou (Dickie Willier) and Alberta Calliou and many extended family members will remember him with love. He was predeceased by his mother, Victoria Calliou and Pauline Ominiyak.
George was instrumental in the initiation, development and continued success of so many organizations, foundations and committees, all over the province of Alberta and Canada. As a result of his dedication he was honored with a Medicine Bonnet at a Ceremony at the Calgary Friendship Centre where he was declared “Chief Eagle Head”. In part his lifes purpose was to create an environment in all his many communities where holistic health and wellness could grow and be nurtured. Being true to his additional name “Eagle Light Shiner” he had a mission to guide in the shining of all the spirits of individuals that were lucky enough to be with him. He was Chief at Holy Circle Sundance in Rosebud, South Dakota when he prayed and sacrificed for all the people. Thank you Great Spirit for Eagle Light Shiner for he was an inspiration and mentor to all.
A Celebration of George’s Life will take place at Bullhead Community Centre (Bullhead Road, Calgary) on Wednesday October 23 at 4:00 pm.
Pierson’s Forest Lawn Chapel
4121 – 17 Avenue SE
CA T2A 0T1