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Obituaries » Mariah Bryanne Kimberlynn Scalplock-Blackkettle
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December 2, 1997 - August 10, 2018
Mariah Bryanne Kimberlynn Scalplock – Blackkettle passed away suddenly on August 10, 2018 at the age of 20 years old, in Calgary, Alberta. Her life ended too soon but she has been freed from her pain and has joined her dad and her babies in Creator’s arms.
Mariah was given the Blackfoot name of Anitakii “Pretty Woman” by her maternal great grandparents Patricia Black and James Calf. To her brothers she was known as Riah, to her friends many called her Mjaay, and to her paternal side of the family she was known as Mya.
Mariah lost her father Brian Black Kettle to a tragic death fours years ago but she is survived by her five brothers: Elijah Black Kettle, Quintin Chalifoux, Zachary Black Kettle, Little John Loftus and Brian Black Kettle Jr; her mother Tanya Loftus, step father John Rory Loftus, her grand parents: Robert and Monica Muskego, Ron (Theresa) Little Light, Angelina (Delmar) Holloway, and Brenda Loftus, adopted grandparents Chris and Colleen Strangling Wolf, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews from the families of Little Light, Scalplock, Loftus, Black Kettle, Muskego, Good Eagle, Conrad, Red Old Man, Many Guns, Red Gun, Fox, Bull Bear, Cutter, Cardinal, and Black families. We apologize if we missed other family names because Mariah came from such a big family on both her maternal and paternal sides.
Mariah was born on December 2, 1997 in Calgary at the Peter Lougheed Hospital. She was the eldest child of Tanya and Brian and the oldest granddaughter on her maternal side of the family. With this she was naturally responsible and mature for her age even as a little girl. She helped raise her brothers and looked out for all her younger cousins and adopted cousins like they were her own nieces and nephews. She was considered a big sister to many.
Because Mariah was loved by everyone with her easy going nature she made strong connections with people she’d meet for the first time, and those bonds stayed strong regardless of the time that had passed. Mariah was a free spirit who enjoyed living life to the fullest, she was brave and daring but also very loving with smiles, laughs and hugs for everyone who crossed her path.
Mariah was welcomed by everyone and brought into their homes with loving arms. Sometimes unofficially becoming adopted by them. It was this reason she called many people “Mom” and had numerous “brothers and sisters” throughout her lifetime. She had a tight circle of friends she chose as her family, she had adopted families that chose her, and she had her immediate family that she returned to when she wanted the safe comforts of home.
We would like everyone who had a chance to create wonderful memories with Mariah, to come together and celebrate her life at Forest Lawn United Church (2236-35 Street SE) on Friday, August 17, 2018 at 1 o’clock pm. Mariah’s favorite meal will be served downstairs, and anyone who would like share memories and stories in celebrating Mariah is welcomed to do so at this time. Due to restrictions at the gravesite Mariah’s ashes will be laid to rest upon her father’s grave.
Photos, memories and condolences may be shared with Mariah’s family by visiting www.thomsfuneralhome.com and fresh flowers would be preferred as opposed to non-biodegradable items.