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Andrea Kay Rider (Eden Valley)

March 15, 1971 March 2, 2019
Andrea Kay Rider (Eden Valley)
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Andrea Kay Rider (Spanspiwaakii)
March 15, 1971 High River, Alberta – March 2, 2019 Calgary, Alberta

Beloved mom and sister Andrea Rider passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the age of 47 years. Andrea is survived by her children: Kiara (Phillip) and William; brothers Keevin (Audra) and Leon, adopted brothers, Travis Blood, Chief Darcy Dixon and Rick Hummel; sister Lisa, adopted sisters, Linda Dixon, Gabrielle Left Hand, Tammy Dixon; granddaughter Adrianna; uncle John and aunty Holly Oldshoes; aunty Joyce Weasel Moccasin along with numerous nieces, nephews and extended family from Eden Valley, Morley, Kainai and Siksika. Andrea was predeceased by her parents Clifford and Gaye Rider in 2009, Paternal Grandparents; Raymond Shotclose and Jesse Rider, Maternal Grandparents, Mark Oldshoes and Eva Long Time Squirrel.

Andrea grew up in Eden Valley with her parents, grandparents and close family around her.
She and her siblings spent many hours playing outside in the fields with her numerous
cousins and close friends. When she was young she developed a passion for horses and
barreling racing. She loved her country music and powwows. Andrea graduated from
Oilfields high school in 1989. She was a longtime employee of the Bearspaw First Nation
working mainly in Human Resources. She then moved to Morley and went on to earn her
diploma in Early Childhood Development and worked in numerous programs in Morley such
as Daycare and Child and Family Services.

Andrea was humble, kind and a caring person who always put other people’s needs before
her own. She enjoyed the littles things in life. She was a devoted mother to her children
Kiara and William. When her children were young, we rarely seen her without them. She
loved nature, going for walks with her mom whom she had a very special bond with. They
were often constant companions including travelling to explore various places with the kids.
In her later days she battled various illnesses, but would always greet family and friends with
a positive attitude and her beautiful smile. She really loved her only grandchild (Adrianna)
who would always make her day a little brighter. Andrea’s gentle spirit and soft spoken voice
attracted many friends and family who enjoyed her company. We will miss your beautiful
presence but we are glad that you are now happy, healthy, alive and now at home…reunited
with family and loved ones.

Wake services will be held Wednesday March 6 and Thursday March 7, 2019 at the Residence of the late Clifford Rider in Eden Valley, Alberta.

Funeral service will be held on Friday, March 8, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at the Eden Valley School,
Eden Valley, Alberta.

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