Velva Twoyoungmen

Obituary of Velva Faye Twoyoungmen

Warhpe Rî Wêyâ

Mommy Faye


October 13, 1963 – Canmore, Alberta

October 3, 2021 – Canmore, Alberta


Velva Faye Twoyoungmen was called home by our Creator on Sunday, October 3, 2021 at the age of 57 years.


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Ena, grandmother, daughter, sister, cousin, niece, sister-in-law, and friend, after loosing her battle with cancer.


Mom was born in Canmore, AB, on October 13, 1963. She was the youngest daughter of her late father Lawrence and mother Marjorie Twoyoungmen. Mom will be remembered for her tremendous love and devotion to her children, nieces, nephews and grandchildren. Mom believed her Yethka Tradition, such as making dry meat, beadwork, ceremonies, and camping. Mom was talented in arts and crafts. Mom was a Yethka Weya, and an active and outgoing person. Back in the 1980s she traveled to Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Los Angeles, California. Mom received her education at Morley Residential School. She was employed in many various roles, such as housekeeping, store clerk, custodian, health care aide. Remember that life is fragile and short and should be lived to the fullest with love.


She will be remembered by her children, Faline (Byron), Lorne (Tallisa), Beth, Silas (Shawna), Dreko and her youngest baby Anya; her fifteen grandchildren; her nephews Chris and Kenzie; her siblings, Julene, Teddybear (Jan), Myers; mother Marjorie. Mom also adopted her son-in-law Byron as a son, and Minta Chantel as a daughter. She will also be remembered by her beloved pets Moody and Pepper; and  numerous other relatives. We apologize if we have missed anyone.


She was predeceased by her father Lawrence Twoyoungmen; her son Evan Franklin; brothers, Faron, and Emery; sister Rona; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Morley Twoyoungmen; adopted daughter Vanity Twoyoungmen; and niece Roanna and nephews J.C and Brian.


Our gratitude to the medical staff at Foothills Medical Centre, and Canmore General Hospital, and Krista Nelson her Morley homecare nurse.


Wake Services will be held at the residence of Marjorie Twoyoungmen (Morley, AB) on Saturday, October 9 and Sunday, October 10, 2021.  Funeral Services will be held at the Residence of Marjorie Twoyoungmen (Morley, AB) on Monday, October 11, 2021 at 11:00 a.m.  Graveside Service to follow at Wesley Cemetery (Morley, AB).  Condolences, memories and photos may be shared and viewed on Velva’s obituary at


In living memory of Velva Twoyoungmen a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Cochrane, 369 RAILWAY STREET, COCHRANE, AB T4C 2E2, Telephone: 403-932-4740.


Velva's memorial card can be viewed using this link

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