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Sheldon B Alston

March 27, 2018

ALSTON – It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Sheldon Blair Alston (Imiitohtookis); Son, Brother, Nephew, Uncle, and Friend to many died suddenly on Tuesday, March 27, 2018.  We will not forget his kind, generous, and caring spirit that touched so many people. His infectious energy and humor is what made Sheldon truly one of kind; he will be missed greatly by all.  Sheldon is with his predeceased biological mother Twila Alston, grandfather Robert Breaker Sr., Uncle Burton Blackhorse, Cousins Vincent Breaker, Blaine Royal, and Vanessa Red Crow.

Sheldon was born on August 13, 1984, to his late mother Twila Alston in Calgary, AB.  He grew up on the west end of Siksika Nation. As a child, he was known for his mischievous curiosity, love of cars and trucks, curly hair and freckles, and energetic personality – a quality that shined throughout his life as a true “kid at heart”.  He is survived by his mother and father, Darcie Breaker and Jack (Coby) Royal; his loving siblings: Cory (Teshawna) Alston, Shaylene Lakey, James Lakey, Theoren Royal, Kallie and Drew Little Bear; and special friend Carrie-Anne Backfat; His Grandparents: Judy Blackhorse, Rosalyn Breaker, Floyd Royal, and Rose Red Gun; Nieces: Shickelle Running Rabbit, Nevaeh Alston, Brooklyn English, Hailey, and Lakey-White; Nephews: Joseph, Steven, and Alarik Running Rabbit; His pets Rusty, Tia, Baya, and Frankie who he loved; Many aunts, uncles, cousins, and other loving relatives; and the Families: Alston, Royal, Breaker, Olds, Water Chief, Eagle Speaker and family from B.C and Montana.

Sheldon loved riding around on his dirt bike. He often visited many of his childhood friends, riding many kilometers to visit family – almost never passing up an opportunity to travel. As a teenager, he liked scooters, skateboarding, playing video games, and was very particular about his clothing and shoes, always dressing his best.

Sheldon attended Strathmore High School and later went on to attend SAIT for mechanics. He was a tremendous natural athlete. Sheldon excelled in many sports: basketball, football, cross-country running, baseball, golf, and hockey. He had a love for pool, which he played alongside his loving brother Cory. The two won numerous championships together and gained a second family among those who played alongside them.  Sheldon had many talents and he enjoyed being outdoors hunting, fishing, quadding, and mechanics work. Sheldon was also a true Calgary Flames fan and enjoyed attending Calgary Stampeders games.

Sheldon was a hard worker, having numerous jobs on the Siksika Nation, Strathmore, and Chetwynd, including being a member of the Alberta Heli-tack firefighting crew. He was always willing to help his dad, Jack, or his cousin, Doug, on their ranch and anyone else who needed help.

We would like to thank all of Sheldon’s family members and numerous friends who supported him throughout his life. The family apologizes for anyone whom we may have missed.

Wake services will be held on Monday, April 2nd, 2018, 6 pm at the Gordon Yellow Fly Memorial Arbour. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018, 11 am at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church – Siksika, AB.

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