Daniel Robert Chief was born on October 1, 1948 in Onion Lake, SK. He was the youngest of eleven siblings. Dan and Barbara married in 1967 and had 8 children, and were blessed with 39 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. Dad served in leadership as Councilor for several years, and sat on the Elders Advisory Board. Dad was sought after with anything that required traditional and ceremonial protocol. Dad was highly regarded in culture and traditional practices, he was a respected elder in Onion Lake and in various communities. Dad loved to travel to sundances and chicken dances in the surrounding communities, and was well known for his powerful singing voice. He sang chicken dance, sundance, sweat, rounddance and handgame songs. During the summer dad loved watching his children and grandchildren play slo-pitch, the team was eventually named after mosom and kokom (D & B Chiefs); and during the winter months he enjoyed watching his sons, grandchildren and great grandchildren play hockey. Dad loved when the family would get together for birthdays and family dinners. A birthday party wasn’t complete until dad picked up a drum and sang happy birthday, a tradition we will truly miss so much.
Dad was predeceased by: his father, Robert; his mother, Mary; his father-in-law, Edwin; his mother-in-law, Maggie; his sister-in-law, Marlene; his brothers, William, Arthur, Douglas, Adam, Clarence, and Arnold; his sisters, Edna, Margaret and Julia; and his sons, Quincy and Clifton.
He is survived by: his wife, Barbara; his loving children, Fitzgerald (Delores), Geraldine, Dean (Glenda), Dexter (Charlene), Adrian (Glenna), Richard (Vivian), Myra (Leon), Penny, and Roberta; his brother, Paul (Rosie); his sisters, Valerie Paul, Vivian (Doug) Tobler, and Sandra Kingfisher; and all his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
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