Robert Vielle from the Blood Reserve passed away surrounded by loved ones at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday February 4, 2021 at the age of 61 years. His wife Betty, and daughter Jean were by his side throughout his time in the hospital. Robert was born in the winter of December 20, 1959 to the late Alberta Vielle and Lawrence Eli.
Robert is survived by his sisters; Sandra, Shirley (Gilbert). His children; Jean (Desmond), Joan (Jon), Bert, Apollonia (Keith), and adopted daughter Galena (Shane), grandchildren; Dailyn, Gabriel, Jonathon, Jay-Jay, Jayden, Hannah, Joseph, Ciara, Kellan, B.J, JR, Andrew, Kiesha, Brianna, Joey. nieces and nephews; Darcie (T.J), Kelly, Carmen (A.J), Danielle (Titus), Lance (Tanya), Todd, Melissa (Jesse), Jarvis (Shastina), Waylon, great nieces and nephews, the late Ramona.
He also leaves to mourn his aunties; Maggie Cress, Angeline Webster, Marlise Vielle(Sonny), Elsie Christianson, Janet Vielle, Josephine Vielle, Melva (Sidney)Black and their families. His uncle Martin (Elizabeth) Vielle whom he looked up to as a dad, brothers; Leslie Vielle, and Lester Crow and their families, great uncle Donald Big Swallow, and Charlie (Betty) Crow Chief. Evangeline Provost who adopted Robert & Betty, and their children as her own. He had an adopted sister Lorraine Blackwater who he grew up with. He also grew close and had a special relationship with Irvin and Ramona First Rider.
Robert was known as Papa to his grandchildren, he loved and adored all his grandchildren, and he gave all his grandchildren special nicknames that he kept between himself and his wife. Robert, raised all three of his children with the help of his dad Lawrence, and sister's guidance. He then started his life with Betty Morning Bird in 2004, and in 2010 they began raising two of Betty's Grandchildren, whom they continued to live with. Robert enjoyed raising and having children in his home. He always encouraged and believed in his family at whatever they were doing. He was a very proud and private man, he never let people or his family know if he was sick or if his illness was affecting him.
Robert loved all his nieces and nephews and encouraged all the young people in their endeavors. In his early years Robert was taught to do mechanical repairs which was taught to him by his dad Lawrence. Our father Lawrence had a strong work ethic therefore we all had to have careers, Robert was a good provider and his wife never had to go to work. Robert and Betty, Betty and Robert. Now it will be Betty and memories of Robert. They were always together living their best life with their children, grandchildren and family.
His sisters Sandra and Shirley looked up to Robert even though he was younger.
He had many friends and cousins he grew up with, whom he called brothers, and many people who passed on before him. Too many to name, we are sorry for not including names.
A Wake Service will be held on Wednesday, February 10th, 2021 between 4:00 P.M. and 9:00 P.M. As to work within Covid Protocols please RSVP to book a time slot.
A Private Service will be held Thursday, February 11th, 2021 at Eden’s Funeral home, 2424 5th Ave, Fort Macleod, AB., a video recording will be available at the following day.
To send flowers to Robert's family, please visit our floral store.
Attendance is limited to a maximum of 15 people, spread over 30 min intervals. Family and friends planning to attend are kindly requested to RSVP to reserve their time slot