It’s with great sadness that the Family of Verlin announce his passing on Sunday, May 7, 2023.
Due to his kind heart and friendly nature Verlin lived his life to the fullest. Verlin was an avid player in baseball, hockey, and eight ball pool. In his adolescent and early adult years, he participated in the sport of Rodeo as a team roper, and played in the minor and adult hockey league. He also played for the Cochrane Generals hockey team. Verlin also enjoyed helping out anyone, especially at cultural gatherings and family summer camps. With his outgoing and comical personality his favourite catch phrase was “what a real holay”.
Verlin was raised on the Eden Valley Reserve, attended elementary school and later by the age of 12 years old he moved back to Morley to complete his education. Verlin was employed as a Security Guard in Morley. His last employment was at Safeway in Cochrane.
Kamutt will be fondly remembered by his “son” Derrell, special nieces Tyla (Malcolm) and Meilani; grandnieces Gabby, Drayven, Soren, Mara Connie, his half brother Jarvis Bigcrow, adoptive family (mother) Adele James, sisters Valerie Chiniquay, Jaylette Hunter, brother Randy (Amanda) Big Sorrel Horse, uncles Clifford (Bernadette), Leo (Melissa), Allie Lefthand (Roxanne), aunties Karen (Harry Sr.), Jennifer (Bruce), Delia, Marilyn (Matthew), Reatha Lefthand, as well as numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends, and relatives from Morley, Eden Valley, Big Horn, and Maskwacis. The family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks to the doctors and staff of Foothills Medical Centre, Unit 37A. The family apologize if we missed anyone.
Verlin was predeceased by his father Casey Dixon, mother Constance Poucette (June 2013), brother Tyrone (May 1994), nephew Jimmy Crawler (2014), maternal grandmother Lucy Poucette (2014), paternal grandparents Neil Dixon and Eunice Lefthand, uncles Homer Dixon, Terry Lefthand, cousins Daryl Wildman, Lorne Poucette, Dusty Dixon, aunties Verda Daniels, Loretta Lefthand, Corrina Dixon.
Wake services will be held at the residence of Tyla Poucette (Morley) on Monday, May 15, 2023. Funeral service will be held at Eden Valley Hockey Arena on Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at 12:00 p.m. Graveside service to follow at Eden Valley Cemetery. A drive thru feast will follow at the cemetery.
Watch Verlin’s Video Tribute here:
Residence of Tyla Poucette
Eden Valley Hockey Arena
Eden Valley, Alberta
Eden Valley Cemetery
Eden Valley, Alberta