Gloria Katie Whitecap was born on December 14, 1953 at Shoal Lake, to John Sr & Madeline Young. She passed away peacefully on Saturday morning March 9, 2019, at her residence.
Gloria met Dennis Whitecap and they were married on January 13, 1970 ,to which they were blessed with six children.
Gloria was well known as “mother/momma goose”, Gloria had a big heart, for she welcomed those who came by to visit her and those who stopped by to have tea or coffee with her. She welcomed everyone that entered her home with open arms, she would greet them with a smile, visit with them and loved to share memories about her husband and how they did things together with their children. Gloria was very strong in teaching and loved preparing traditional food, especially outdoor cooking, she looked forward to summers and fall for upcoming camps with the community. This was her favorite time of the year. Gloria also liked fishing/ice fishing; she would take turns asking her children/family to be her partners. She enjoyed travelling. She was known as one of the golden girls, the other two members are Mary Young and Reta Nawakayas
Gloria was asked to continue sitting on a committee with Nechapanuk Centre CFS right after her husband passing. The Education Center also asked her to do elders services with the children & youth. This was one of things she enjoyed doing to help the community. She was worked at the Bainbridge Lodge and Gilbert Moore Memorial Store, and was a bus driver. Gloria also was a member of the Wacihk Cree Singer Choir along with her husband; she ran a pizza business and currently owned a medical taxi service. Gloria would always take time to remind her children grandchildren and great grandchildren that she loved them. She took her time praying for all of them.
Gloria leaves to treasure her memories to her children: Martha (Wendell) Head, Ben (Violet) Whitecap, Edith Pederson, Eldon (Cherie) Whitecap, Everette (Audrey) Whitecap and Decarlo Whitecap, Hunter and Thunder Flett and Conner Whitecap, adopted children; Victor (Theda) Lathlin, Mattew (Sadie) Voyageur, Leo (Farrah) Young, Jean (Harrison) Daniels, Melita McKay. grandchildren: Denal H, Tammy, Benson, Sonny, Abby WC, Courtney WC, Courtnall F,Donovan, Claire, Annika, Martyna, Dennis, Sky, Renee, Rainna, Ellery, Ivan WC and Douglas P III. great grandchildren: Martiya Young-Head, Dennisha Whitecap, Jiren Head, Ben Thomas, Carilyn WC, Andrew Flett, and Kyra Bear-Whitecap. Her other grandchildren: Lindsay, Shania L, Clarice M and Tashina C siblings: Catherine H, Lena (Melvin) F, Brian (Christina) Y, Vincent (Bernelda) Y, Loretta Y, Bertha Y, John D (Zelda) Y. sister in law Mary Y her brother, Harry (Dora) Y, and Dana (Tanja) H. Foster sister Ida(Theodore)Head. her in-laws: Lena Young, Celina Moostoos and Phyliss Flett. Her brothers & sisters in law: Malcolm (Shirley) M, Rayme (Teresa), Charles (Beryl), Joe (Wilma), James (Jessica), Daniel (Jocelyn), Donald (Beverly), Henry (Samantha) WC, Edwin WH Myrtle (William) S, Sarah (Charles), Samaria (Ian), Susan (Wesley) M, Roseanna (David), Connie (Calahan), Cindy (Derrick) Angie (Hendrick) H. Aunties Arabella & Maryanne Nawakayas.
Gloria is predeceased by her husband: Dennis Whitecap, her son Ellery Whitecap, her parents: John Sr & Madeline Young, her grandchildren: 2 baby whitecaps, Carolyn WC, Denin and Martina H, Gilbert WC, brothers: Noel (Eleanor), Felix Phillip Young and baby girl. Her in-laws: Alvin & Prissa Head, Clarence & Edith Young, Joe Moostoos, Rayne Young, Riley Sr Flett, godchildren: Dennis Whitecap Jr, Dana Head and Kathleena Head.
Gloria had numerous family and friend. If we have missed anyone it was not our intention.