Jacob Heavenfire

Obituary of Jacob Liam Heavenfire

November 12, 1996 – Calgary, Alberta
October 4, 2021 – Calgary, Alberta

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jacob Heavenfire of Calgary, AB, who passed away on Monday, October 4, 2021 at the age of 24 years. 

Jacob was born on November 12, 1996, in Calgary, AB. He was the first and only son to Andrea and James, sibling to Jamie and Davi; and special friend to Jewel, whom he loved. He was an adorable baby and always had a beautiful smile and nice hazel eyes that he will be remembered for. Jacob was baptized as a Catholic at Holy Sprit Catholic Church at a young age. He grew up on Tsuut’ina Nation where he played hockey and his teammates became his friends. Jacob was so loved by all his family, including his grandparents. He was their favourite. Jacob loved his grandma’s Bev, Margery and Flora very much and was grateful to have them in his life. He loved all his aunts, uncles, cousins. Jacob lived with his dad and was always with him in Calgary. He went to Bishop Grandin High School and worked at the Grey Eagle Casino. He had a great work ethic and was awarded Employee of the Month. Jacob had a great sense of humour, was always joking and making people laugh. He always felt the need to hold the family together and was his family’s protector. In his free time, Jacob read the Bible. He also enjoyed playing online games and board games and anything strategy-based to keep his mind busy. He was very passionate about his music. His cat, Spaghetti misses him dearly and was so special to Jacob. 

Jacob is survived by his mother Andrea Runner, father James Heavenfire, siblings, Jami and Davi Heavenfire; godparents, Kelly Whitney and Nora Bigplume; step-sibling Terrance Starlight; adopted sister Brandy Dixon, grandmothers, Margery Littleleaf, Beverly Runner, and Flora Whitney; grandfathers, Thomas Heavenfire, and Larry Whitney; aunts, Colleen, Steph Simon, Jill Littleleaf, Roxanne Crowchild; uncles, Robb Heavenfire, Ron Runningrabbit, and Kelly Whitney; Cousins Kathleen, Cody, Alison, Angela, Nick, William, Zane, Talon, Lucas as well as numerous of other aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. We apologize if there was anyone that was missed. 

Jacob was predeceased by his aunties, Caralee Heavenfire and Aileen Runner; cousin TJ Healy, grandfather Tom Runner, uncles Stephen Runner, Harry Dodginghorse, Richard Whitney, Kerry Runner, and Vincent Crowchild; great-grandmothers, Esther Littleleaf, and Rosie Runner; and teammate Cash Dixon.

The family would like to thank all the fire keepers, cooks, ribbon makers, singers, prayers and all those who have supported and helped through this difficult time. 

Wake Services will be held at the residence of Andrea Runner, Tsuut’ina Nation, AB, on Friday, October 8, 2021.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Spirit Catholic Church (10827 – 24th Street S.W., Calgary, AB) on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. Family and friends who are unable to attend in person are invited to join Mr. Heavenfire’s Mass via  Zoom Meeting https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86842853588?pwd=U2xqUjNHa2NrSnpvU09RM0taWllFUT09 Meeting ID: 86842853588 Passcode: JacobHF103. Graveside Service to follow at Tsuut’ina Cemetery (Tsuut’ina Nation, AB). Drive through reception will be held at Bullhead Hall immediately following the graveside. Condolences, memories and photos can also be shared and viewed here. 

In living memory of Jacob Heavenfire, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

Jacob's memorial card can be viewed using this link

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