Twigg, Joshua Levi Kevin
1973 - 2018
It is with great sadness that the Twigg Family announces the sudden passing of Joshua Levi Kevin Twigg, born January 30, 1973 – May 4, 2018, at the age of 45 years old. Joshua is survived by his wife of 26 years, Christel, his children: Cody (Michelle) Day Chief, Brittany (Mebratu), John (Shania), Celina (Tazzmaine), and Chantelle Twigg, his grandchildren: Lorelei, Kaydence, Jasmine, Joshua, Tina, Christina, Aaliyah, Rhonda, Lane, Chloe, Lacey, Aria, and Chase. He is also survived by his biological mother, Marie Bernadette (the Late Chester) Davis, his brothers: Wayne, Clayton, Warren, Cory, and Leo, his sisters: Geri, Carolyn, Annette, Roxanne, Kris, Desirae, and Kelly Thunder Chief. Joshua is also survived by his uncle Charlie Small Face, and his aunts: Mary Twigg, Theresa Plume, Veronica Brewer, Christine Good Dagger, and Laura Gervais, and by his Great Uncle Donald Big Swallow, and Great Aunt Harriette Wells. Special cousin Russell Twigg. His sisters in law: Brandy Bellhumer (Vince White Quills), and Lesslie (Gary) Munghun, along with numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.Joshua is predeceased by his parents James and Celina Twigg, his son Lane, his brothers: Leonard, Tony, Charlie, and Sheldon, his sisters: Doreen, and Mary-Anne. His sister in law, Kim Twigg, his niece Lacey Twigg, and great niece, Brielle Twigg. Friends and extended family members left to mourn his passing are the: Twiggs, Big Throats, Small Faces, Many Guns, Day Riders, Many Bears, Weasel Heads, Bloods, Potts, Standing Alone, and Crop Eared Wolf families. Forever a Cowboy, Josh was raised on his parent’s ranch on the Blood Reserve. He was an accomplished Steer Rider, Bull Rider, Bareback Rider and Saddle Bronc Rider. He rode bulls for 23 years in various Associations. Highlights of his rodeo career include: winning every single rodeo during his first year in the Chief Mountain Rodeo Association in Steer Riding, including the finals. He went on to repeat that record the following year, and even pushed the envelope by entering and winning the Macleod Rodeo in both the Steer Riding and Bull Riding Events. He also won the Steer Riding Championship and Saddle that same year, in both the CMRA and the Blood Reserve Rodeo Club. In his first year of Bull Riding, he qualified for the Indian Rodeo Cowboys Association Finals, along with 2 of his brothers, the Late Constable Sheldon Twigg and Cory Twigg. His family and rodeo family were also very proud of him when he rode the bulls Jazz and Little Jazz. A fond memory shared by family is when Josh entered a rodeo in the Bareback, Saddle bronc, Steer, and Bull Riding Events, he was able to ride his Bareback and Saddle Bronc Horses, and cover his Bull, however, he was comically bucked off of his Steer in the Steer Riding. Along with his brothers, Joshua attended several steer and bull riding clinics over the years, but most of his skill is attributed to the fact that Josh could be seen at various times of the day riding whichever of his father’s cattle would let him on, and would carry him around the pastures at home. He would also, randomly jump on the horses bareback and just ride to wherever they took him, then he would run home. During the annual cattle drive to summer pasture, Josh wouldn’t saddle a horse, instead he had a favourite breeding bull that he would run up to and jump on and ride all the way there. Joshua has won so many rodeos over the years that they are too numerous to mention, and Josh would never mention them. Humble and kind, he took every victory with a huge smile on his face and bashful eyes, never one to boast, or brag. He practically gave away every trophy he ever won, and just went on to the next for the love of the ride.Joshua met his wife Christel in August of 1991, and they were married on April 12, 1998. Through the years he was a very hard worker and did his best to provide for his growing family. At times he worked 2 jobs and was going to school. He never complained, instead he brightened the day of everyone he ever met. He never argued with his sisters or brothers, and always did whatever he could to help. In recent years, Josh was blessed with grandchildren, whom he loved spending time with. He absolutely loved being surrounded by his grandbabies, and loved it when they would crawl all over him, as he sang various songs and hymns to them. Never one to sit still for very long, Joshua has held various jobs over the years, most recently, he worked for his sister Carolyn, helping her care for their disabled nephews Riley and Dylan, who he had a close bond with after the passing of their father, mother, sister and niece. He has also worked for Bouvry Exports (3 yrs.), Medical Transportation (8 yrs.), broke horses and did ranch work for Melvin Wadsworth, worked at Albert’s Gas Bar, Balog Auctions, and spent 13 years driving school bus for the Blood Reserve School Bus Co-op. Joshua held family above all, and did all he could to make sure those he cared about most were well looked after. He never turned down a request for help, and would often show up to his older siblings homes and do things like take out the garbage, mow the lawn, and clean up the yard, all without being asked, and never asking for anything in return. He will be sadly missed for his huge smile, kind eyes, and helpful heart. Joshua loved his rosary and rarely missed an opportunity to pray to Our Blessed Mother.
Therefore, the family invites everyone to attend a Wake Service at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Sunday, May 13, 2018, from 6:00 P.M. - 11:00 P.M. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. MARY'S IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, on the Blood Reserve, AB, on Monday, May 14, 2018, at 11:00 A.M. with Father Pawel Andrasz O.M.I. celebrating. The Interment will follow at the Twigg Family Cemetery, Twigg Ranch. Feast to follow at the Moses Lake Gymnasium. In lieu of flowers and cards, family asks for donations to be made to the funeral expenses at Cornerstone Funeral Home.