On Saturday, September 30th, 2023 at Oneida Long Term Care Vincent Elijah of Oneida Bear Clan “Shakotoli” (He drives them), in his 75th year. Vincent went by the nickname of "Dicky Bird" which was given to him by his friends and stuck right up until the end.
Lovingly remembered and missed by the mother of his 5 children Marilyn Ireland. Dicky Bird was the father of 6 children Lori Sickles, Shar Ireland, Jude Ireland, Ann Ireland, Vincent Elijah, and Marla Elijah. Brother of 15 brothers and sisters. Grandpa of 18 grandkids and 5 great grandkids. Uncle to many nieces and nephews and a friend to many. Predeceased by his parents John Elijah and Helen Schuyler and his granddaughter Marlee Ireland. Dicky Bird worked for his father wo was a carpenter and a home builder. He helped his dad build many homes on all 3 reserves. Vincent loved being outside and was a hunter at a young age and throughout his life. Dicky Bird lived with his daughter Jude in London up until his stroke, then resided at Oneida Long Term Care until he sadly passed on.
Family will receive friends at the Elliott-Madill Funeral Home on Tuesday, October 3rd from 7 -9 pm. A Celebration of Dicky Bird’s life will be held at the River Road Longhouse on Wednesday commencing at 11 am. Cremation to follow. www.elliottmadill.com
Much appreciation going to the Turtle Trail nurses and PSW's for taking care of Dicky Bird during his 2 year stay there. A very special thaks goes out to his niece Alicia Doxtator for helping out with Uncle Dicky Bird when he would get agitated and the workers could not get him settled. Special recognition and thanks to his favorite caretaker Angelina Chrisjohn.
A Memorial Tree was planted for Vincent
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Elliott-Madill Funeral Home Ltd.