On Monday, February 25, 2013 Willard Francis Cardinal of Kikino, AB passed away at the age of 72 years. Willard is survived by his wife Diane Baptiste, daughters Evelyn Youngchief, Lisa Younchief, Roberta (Clayton) Morin, stepsons Rocky Bruno, Chase Bruno, stepdaughter Misty (Robert) Bruno, special granddaughter Sasha Bruno, grandchildren Dakota, Hunter, River, Stephane, Amber, Collette, Eleesha, Maxim, Jarden, Diaz, Trinity, Brandon, great grandchildren Kobe, Kristi, R.J., Cisco, Devin, Azeza, Princeton, brothers Syles (Rowena) Cardinal, Andrew (Felicia) Cardinal, Larry Cardinal, Russell (Fran) Cardinal, sister Emilene (Orville) Cardinal, numerous nieces, nephews cousins and friends. Willard Francis is predeceased by his parents Gertrude and Francis Cardinal, son Sidney Youngchief, daughter Beverly Youngchief, brothers Robert Powder, Gilbert Cardinal, sister Virginia Cardinal.
A Wake was held on Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 5:00 PM at Kikino Community Hall.
Funeral Services were held on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Kikino Community Hall in Kikino with Father Jose Chirappanath cmi officiating and interment followed in the Kikino Community Cemetery Kikino, AB.
Honourary Pallbearers were Kenny Bellerose, Leo Bruno, Patricia Bruno, Vincent Bruno, Hunter Laliberte, River Laliberte, Kobe McKnight, Marlene Romanell, Dave H. White, Roy White, Robert White (Son), Henry Younchief, Stephane Younchief St. Onge.
Pallbearers were Chase Bruno, Richard Bruno, Rocky Bruno, Jasyn Cardinal, Morris Cardinal, Zeke Tremblay