Mary Anne Head was born a triplet on January 7th, 1953 in Red Earth Reserve to Late Job and Harriet Umpherville (nee Head). She passed away peacefully on June 27th, 2018 at the Pine View Lodge in Nipawin, Saskatchewan.
She received her schooling in Red Earth. She finished grade eight on-reserve and she did not want to further her education off-reserve.
Mary Anne married her ex-husband Norman Head on December 16th, 1970 and they were blessed with three children.
Mary Anne is remembered as a loving parent and also enjoyed visiting friends and family. She was very helpful person in babysitting and raising children as her own. She loved sewing, beadwork, crossword puzzles, preparing traditional food, baking, cooking, berry picking, attending tent meetings, spending time with her grandchildren and socializing with her friends and family. She also volunteered at the Oasis Centre teaching beadwork.
Mary Anne leaves cherished memories to her children Janet (Wilbert ) Head and Jonas (Kimberly) Head, her grandchildren, Laurel (Daphne) Head, Joshua Head, Marek (Emerald)Head, Waverlyn and Neah Head, Larissa Whitecap, Jonah Head, Marcy Naytowhow, Michelle Head, Godfrey Flett, Klima and Jalon Mckay, Rossman, Dennez and Jim Head, her adopted-children Brenda Bear, Bonnie (Jason) Head, Felicia (Randy) Lathlin, Nora (Curtis) Kitchener, Tiffany (Richmond)Head, Cathy (Shawn) Whitecap, Ricky (Peggy) Whitehead. Her sisters Christina (Brian) Young, Amelia (James) Whitecap, Ernestine (Charles) Sahyes, Colleen (Dean) Nawakayas and adopted-sister Nina (Bradford) Cook. Her brothers James Umpherville and Glen (Josephine) Umpherville. Her aunties Arabella Nawakayas, Selena (Stanley)Young, Marna Jobb and Adelaide Kitchener, Helen Ross, Bernice Moostoos, Gertie Garvin. Her uncles, Earl Kitchener and Patrick (Aldeen) Kitchener, Carl (Barb) Garvin and Walter (Harriet) Garvin. Her Special grandmother Rebecca Head. Her Special Uncle and Aunt Sam and Mckay. Her in-laws Catherine Head and Irene Mckay, Leonard (Ina) Whitehead. Her Sister and Brother in-laws Betsy (Henry) Crane, Doria (Harry ) Young, Celina Moostoos, Larry(Janet) Head, Marcel (Darlene)Head and Charlene (Elton) Head, Abelard Nawakayas and Wallace Mckay.
Mary Anne was predeceased by her son Dion Head, her grandson Jonas Jr. Head, her parents Job and Harriet Umpherville, her siblings, her triplet sisters Agnes Nawakayas and Ruth Umpherville, Evangeline U, Betty Mckay, Percy (Paulina) Umpherville and Harvey Umpherville. Her adopted sister Eleanor (Richard Nawakayas). Her nephews Sterling and Orville Nawakayas, Leo Umpherville and Ryan Young. Her nieces Alyssa Nawakayas and Autumn Umpherville. Her grandparents Silas and Mary Jane Head and Elais and Louisa Umpherville. Her in-laws Barney (Rachel) Head, Dennis Mckay and Hector Head, brothers-in law Gilbert Head, Clifford I & II, Angus , Royce, Randell & Richard, Steven (Sarah) Head, Sisters in-law Camellia Head and Karen Head . Her aunties and uncles Darcy (Ellen) Head, Cecil (Mary) Head, John William (Eleanor) Head, John (Leona) Head, Richard Nawakayas, Edith (Clarence) Young, Nellie Head, Doreen (Cecil) Whitehead, Gloria Head, Maude and Belinda Umpherville, Agnes (Absolom) Umpherville , Russell and Walter Umpherville. Her cousins Thomas, Frank, Morris, Norman Umpherville, Gerald (Suzette) Head, Stanley Head, Abraham Head, Wilma Mckay, Warren Young, Russell Philip Umpherville and Elias Head