Arthur Joseph Bear

March 5, 1955November 14, 2019

Arthur peacefully passed away in his home on Thursday, November 14, 2019. A beloved brother, uncle, grandpa and son journeyed into the Spirit World to be welcomed by family, friends and relatives. Arthur was predeceased by his mother Beatrice Bear; father Gordon Tawiyaka; brothers James Bear, Nelson Bear, John Glen Bear; sisters Loretta Bear, Patricia Bear, Velma Goodfeather, Sybil Bear; paternal grandparents Annette & Antoine Tawiyaka; aunt Gladys Bear; and nephews Tyler Goodfeather and Kevin Kyle. Arthur leaves to mourn seven siblings and their families Janet (Wilson) Brown, Terrance Bear, Keith Bear (Dianna), Fern Bear, Jason Bear, Stephanie Bear (Neil) as well as numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and special family, friends and relatives. Thank you goes out to all of the medical staff for their compassionate and loving care of our loved one, Standing Buffalo Chief and Council and community members, to the numerous friends and relatives for their care and loving support, and a special thank you to Dawn Halbgewachs FHQ Homecare Nurse. Mitakuya Owasin – All my relations. Traditional Wake will be held on Monday, November 18, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. and the Funeral Service on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. both to be held at the Standing Buffalo School Gymnasium. Traditional Feast to follow.


  • Traditional Wake Monday, November 18, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, November 19, 2019


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Denis Palmier

November 17, 2019

I remember Arthur when we would help with the soup kitchen where Brad and Gloria Goetz would serve lunch and share the gospel with those who would listen. Arthur was a quiet and soft spoken man. I saw him about a month ago when he told me of his serious illness. We shall miss him very much.