With sadness and heavy hearts, we announce the sudden passing of TRENT Gladue on Sunday, September 3, 2023 at his residence at the age of 33 years old.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife Melanie Bayley, daughters Marina Gladue and Avery Gladue, son Trent Gladue jr., father Jack Gladue and step mom Bonnie West of Portage, step dad Karl Stagg of Edwin, Kunsi Marina James of Dakota Tipi, brother-in-law Scott Bayley, mother-in-law Anne Ringland and her husband Laurie Ringland, grandpa Gordon Stagg of Pinaymootang, brothers Douglas Gladue of Dakota Tipi, Clayton James-Stagg, Ethan James-Stagg, Quinn James-Stagg, and Adrian James-Stagg of Edwin, Tyson James (Marcie), and Dillan West, William Stagg and Karl jr. of Pinaymootang, along with his huge extended family with numerous sisters, brothers, uncles, aunties, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, friends and many adopted family.
Trent was predeceased by his mother Sheila James, grandparents Don & Jean Gladue, grandpa Douglas James, grandpa Tom Paton, Aunty Debbie Gladue, Aunty Donna West, father-in-law David Bayley, Aunty Valerie Daniels, and Uncle Albert Lilly.
Trent was born October 27, 1989 in Portage La Prairie to Sheila James & Jack Gladue. He grew up in Edwin and Portage La Prairie before he bought his house and land out in the country. He was a grass dancer at a young age, he loved spending time with his wife and kids who were his pride and joy, he liked taking his family on trips. Trent liked to go motor biking even coming to work on his bike, wrestling, quading, fishing and doing carpentry, he was a jack of all trades. He worked numerous jobs, even held managers positions.
Trent became Band Councillor in August 2022 and was highly respected by his fellow Councillors and many Chiefs he worked with. He was very respectful and humble - he would give his shirt off his back. He held the community on his shoulders even before he became Council. He was a mentor and an inspiration for a lot of people, especially the youth, which he would invite over to play a couple games of Man tracker, roast hot dogs, and was also known for his HUGE Bon fires lol. He was a big Terriers fan so he would take all the youth from the community to the Terriers games and even to the playoffs.
Trent led the community with his heart and always thought of his people. A true Dakota leader.
Trent left us much too soon and we’ll miss you always and forever.
The memories, the love and legacy Trent left will remain in our hearts always.
Fly high Trent…Dosta Ake
Traditional Wake will take place at Dakota Tipi Community Hall on Sunday, September 17, 2023 at 4:00 pm. Traditional Feast and Service will be held at Dakota Tipi Community Hall on Monday, September 18, 2023 beginning at noon followed by burial at the Old Sioux Village Cemetery.
A tree will be planted in memory and cared for by McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel. www.mckenziesportagefuneralchapel.com