Ernest Crookedneck was born to James and Veronica Crookedneck on August 24, 1948 and spent all of his life in Ministikwan. Ernest had a passion for carpentry and woodworking. This took up most of his time and he would sell his art projects to his sisters. Ernest grew up learning his traditional ways from his father James and practiced these ways all of his life. He made these ceremonies a priority. Ernest spent half of his life with Kathy Crookedneck (Lasas) and adopted daughter Angie Crookedneck. During this time he was chief of Ministikwan for 20 years where he served Ministikwan with kindness, fairness and humbleness. Later on Ernest married Loretta Crookedneck (Shingoose) and had 3 children whom he loved more than anything. He spent his retirements years watching his children grow up, spending time at family functions, going to ceremonies, woodworking, and traveling to Hinton, Ab.
He was predeceased by: his wife, Loretta Crookedneck; his parents, James and Veronica Crookedneck; his brothers, Gordon, Gabe, Charlie, Phillip and Roland Crookedneck; his sisters, Rema Stanley, Delma Chief, Elise Stick, Aldina Pahtayken, Mary Paul and Adeline Crookedneck.
Ernest leaves to mourn: his son, James (Sherry) Crookedneck; his daughters, Arlene Crookedneck, Reva Crookedneck, Larissa Crookedneck (Darnell) and Angie Crookedneck (Romeo); his sisters, Delphine Crookedneck, Dorothy Crookedneck, Bernice Crookedneck and Annie Partridge; his aunt, Emma Ernest; his special friend, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and all of Ministikwan.
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