The Creator called Home a delicate, pretty flower on April 1, 2023, where she will be among her family and relatives who have made their journey to a place of eternal rest. Latisha Rae Delaney-Crow Chief, a beautiful young girl who was deeply loved by her parents, family, and friends, who was born in the Lethbridge Regional Hospital, lived her life to the fullest. Latisha Rae is survived by her parents, Cameron (Samantha) Delaney, Crystal Crow Chief; Sisters, Bianca, Cernunnos, Ada; Brothers, Seth & Drayton; Aunts, Shannon (Bill) Black Water, Anna Big Sorrel Horse-Crow Chief; Uncles, Clayton (Kyra) Delaney, & Corey Crow Chief; Mother-In-Law, Tammy (Johnny Day Rider) Day Chief; Grandmother, Eve Yellow Old Woman; Grandfather, Lloyd (Shirley) Eagle Child, Vicky (Clinton) Big Sorrel Horse; Paternal Aunts & Uncles, Julius (Bailey), Emily, Sandra (Tom), Duayne Delaney and Luanne (Troy) Many Fingers. Maternal Aunts & Uncles.
Latisha Rae was born and raised in Stand Off where her curiosity and sense of adventure lead her in-and-around the little stream where she grew up at her grandparents’ house west of the townsite. She had fun teasing the beavers and sometimes threw rocks at them just to let them know she was watching them. As a young girl, she attended Saipoyi Elementary School and later attended Kainai Middle and High Schools where she made numerous friends with her playful demeanour. Latisha Rae later was a student at BTEST where she enrolled in the Landscaping program with a dream of beautifying her surroundings with the natural beauty of plants, shrubs, and trees.
Latisha Rae loved doing the things that made her happy. She thoroughly enjoyed listening to music and singing was one of her passions. At an event in a huge tent behind the former KCCC building, Latisha Rae braved her fears and stood before a large audience to sing a couple of songs. With a shy but proud smile, she gladly accepted a plaque and the acknowledgment of a cheering crowd of family, friends & well-wishers. Also, she loved to dance to various musical genres including Rock, Rap and even Country tunes where she expressed her love of music in her own unique way. This self-creativity to see things from her perspective was apparent in her application of makeup and in the way she styled her hair and the hair of others.
As an athlete, Latisha Rae was a team player in the sport of basketball and softball. At a softball game in ’22, she was so proud when she struck a pitch with all her might and very nearly hit the ball out of the park. Latisha Rae was an outgoing young person, but she also had a very personal side to her. She very much enjoyed going on long walks where she reinvigorated her spirit with the aromas of the pretty plants and flowers, the richness of the soil and to hear the hush of the river and the gurgling of those streams which gave her so much peace and strength. She even collected colourful and uniquely shaped rocks that reflected her imagination and that inner beauty she was so carefully groomed.
In her later years, Latisha Rae, like many of today’s young, fought to maintain her journey on the good road. She was oh-so-proud of her biggest major purchase when she used the money she saved to buy her first vehicle — a 2002 Dodge Caravan. But because she hadn’t yet received her driver’s license, she had to reluctantly, but happily, sit on the passenger seat watching her dad drive her vehicle. She was also very close to her special friend Travis Day Chief.
Latisha Rae was so loved by her Dad and Mom, her grandparents, family, relatives, and by the many people she called friends. She is Home, in Peace and with those who will embrace her forever.
Latisha Rae was predeceased by her Paternal Grandmother, Velma Delaney; Great-Grandparents, Wallace (Eleanor) Delaney; Uncle, Delbert Delaney; Paternal Great Grandparents, Pat & Bibian Eagle Child; Great Uncle and Aunts, Roland Eagle Child, Rosalind Eagle Child, Adam & Alfreda Delaney, Dan Eagle Child, Thomas Eagle Child, Franklin Wells, Lori Ann Eagle Child.
Latisha Rae will be forever missed by her relatives of the Eagle Child, Weasel Moccasin, Delaney, Big Sorrel Horse, Crow Chief, Yellow Old Women, Wings, Tailfeathers, Plaited Hair, Chief Moon, Devine, Eagle Plume, Many Bears, Eagle Tail Feathers, Scout, Black Water, Healy, Creighton, Stabs Down, Prairie Chicken, Knife, Red Crow, Many Fingers, Wadsworth, Davis, King, No Runner, Tallow, Tallman, Heavy Head, Blood, Old Shoes, Day Chief, Cotton, Big Swallow, Twigg, Chief Body, Crow & Vielle families.
The Families of the late Letitia Rae Delaney-Crow Chief sincerely apologize for any names missed.
A Candle Light Vigil was held on Saturday, April 8, 2023, at the family residence.
A Wake Service was held at Eden’s Funeral Home, 2424 5 Avenue, Fort Macleod, Alberta, on Wednesday, April 12, 2023, from 6:00 P.M. until 10:00 P.M.
A Funeral Service was held at Eden’s Funeral Home, on Thursday, April 13, 2023, at 11:00 A.M. Following the Funeral Service, Latisha was laid to rest at the St. Catherine's Cemetery, Blood Tribe, AB.