Vincent ELIJAH

Vincent “Dicky Bird” Elijah, also known by his friends as “Dicky Bird,” passed away on September 30, 2023, at the age of 75. He resided at Oneida Long Term Care in Oneida Bear Clan “Shakotoli” where he was affectionately known for his nickname. Vincent was survived by the mother of his 5 children, Marilyn Ireland. He was also blessed with six children: Lori Sickles, Shar Ireland, Jude Ireland, Ann Ireland, Vincent Elijah, and Marla Elijah. Additionally, he had 15 siblings, 18 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. Vincent was an uncle to numerous nieces and nephews and held a special place in the hearts of many friends. Sadly, he was preceded in death by his parents, John Elijah and Helen Schuyler, and his granddaughter, Marlee Ireland. Vincent, following in his father’s footsteps, worked as a carpenter and home builder on the three reserves. From a young age and throughout his life, he had a passion for hunting and spent much of his time outdoors. Following a stroke, Vincent resided at Oneida Long Term Care, where he peacefully passed away. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at the Elliott-Madill Funeral Home on October 3, from 7 – 9 p.m. A Celebration of Dicky Bird’s life will take place on October 4, at 11 a.m., at the River Road Longhouse. Cremation will follow the ceremony. More information can be found at http://www.elliottmadill.com.

Vincent “Dicky Bird” Elijah, commonly referred to by his nickname, passed away on September 30, 2023, at the age of 75. He was a resident of Oneida Long Term Care in Oneida Bear Clan “Shakotoli.” Throughout his life, Vincent cherished the nickname given to him by his friends. He leaves behind fond memories in the hearts of his loving children: Lori Sickles, Shar Ireland, Jude Ireland, Ann Ireland, Vincent Elijah, and Marla Elijah. Vincent also had a large extended family with 15 siblings, 18 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. His warm presence and friendly nature made him an uncle to many nieces and nephews and a beloved friend to numerous others. Vincent mourns the loss of his parents, John Elijah and Helen Schuyler, as well as his granddaughter, Marlee Ireland. He followed in his father’s footsteps, working as a carpenter and home builder across three reserves. Vincent’s passion for the outdoors led him to embark on hunting trips from a young age until his later years. After suffering from a stroke, he resided at Oneida Long Term Care, where he eventually passed away. The family will hold visitations at the Elliott-Madill Funeral Home on October 3, from 7 – 9 p.m. A Celebration of Dicky Bird’s life is scheduled for October 4, at 11 a.m., at the River Road Longhouse. Following the ceremony, cremation will take place. For more information, please visit http://www.elliottmadill.com.

Vincent “Dicky Bird” Elijah, a beloved figure among his friends, sadly departed on September 30, 2023. He spent his final days at Oneida Long Term Care in Oneida Bear Clan “Shakotoli.” Vincent cherished the nickname bestowed upon him by his friends, and it remained with him throughout his lifetime. He reached the remarkable age of 75, leaving behind a lasting impact on his family. His memory will be cherished by his devoted and loving children: Lori Sickles, Shar Ireland, Jude Ireland, Ann Ireland, Vincent Elijah, and Marla Elijah. Vincent shared a close bond with his vast network of siblings, consisting of 15 brothers and sisters. The legacy he leaves behind extends to his grandkids and great-grandkids, totaling 18 and 5 respective claims. Vincent impacted the lives of many through his role as an uncle and as a dependable friend. His untimely passing brought sorrow not only to his children but also to his parents, John Elijah and Helen Schuyler. The family is also mourning the loss of his granddaughter, Marlee Ireland. Known for his skill as a carpenter and a home builder, Vincent worked closely alongside his father, constructing multiple homes across the three reserves. Alongside his profession, Vincent’s love for the outdoors knew no bounds, as he indulged in hunting activities from a young age until his twilight years. In his final moments, Vincent resided in Oneida Long Term Care, cared for by his daughter, Jude, until unfortunately succumbing to a stroke. Family and friends are welcome to accompany Vincent on his final journey at the Elliott-Madill Funeral Home on October 3, where visitations will be held from 7 – 9 p.m. A festive and commemorative Celebration of Dicky Bird’s life will be held the following day, on October 4, at the River Road Longhouse, starting at 11 a.m. After the service, cremation will be carried out. For more information, please access http://www.elliottmadill.com.

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