George Negrave

George Negrave, of Kamsack, passed away on August 7, 2017 at 85 years of age.

A funeral service was  held for George on Friday, August 11, 2017 at Andrychuk Funeral Chapel.

Interment  followed in Kamsack Riverview Cemetery.


George Negrave was born February 19, 1932 at the home of his grandparents, to Mike and Annie (Chernoff) Negrave. He was the oldest of three children. The family farmed in Saskatchewan near Benito, MB. He attended Bears Head School. He quit school at an early age as his help was needed on the family farm. On November 9, 1963 he married Tannis Rygiel at Kamsack, SK. For a short time they lived in Arran and Benito where Tannis taught school. On April 19, 1968 a daughter Patricia Dawn was born and an opportunity arose for farm land north of Arran, SK in the Thunder Hill area. They moved to the area and lived there for twenty-five years. During this time George hunted and trapped, served as Division # 1 Councilor for the Municipality of Livingston, was board member of the Benito Doukhobor Society, was a founding member of the Doukhobor Cultural Society of SK, was the SK representative on the CCUB Trust Fund Board for two terms and led many funerals and memorials in Benito in the accepted Doukhobor faith. In the fall of 1994, George completely retired from farming and they moved to 146 Fort Pelly Avenue in Kamsack where they became involved with the Kamsack and District Prayer Home, the National Doukhobor Heritage Village Inc. and the Centennial and Heritage choirs. During his retirement he read many books about the Doukhobors and their history. He watched the news and the documentaries on TV and was very concerned about the plight of the world. In recent months he spent many hours reading and re-reading the “Book of Life”. In the last few years, his health began to fail. After a short battle with lymphoma and a very weak heart, he passed away peacefully in the early hours of Monday, August 7, 2017.

He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife of 53 years, Tannis; their daughter Patricia Dawn of Ottawa; his brother Andrew (Lovette) of Apline; his nephew Miles (Beverly) and their children Rachel and Riley; his nieces Joanne Didur and her children Lynette and Dawson, Loretta (Brian) Cook and their son Logan, Debra (Orest) Nimetz and their sons Calvin and Richard, and Tammy Legge; his borther-in-law and sister-in-law Alvin and Bernice Makowsky and their daughter Suzanne (Rick) Achtymichuk and their children Matthew and Julianne. Also many relatives on the Negrave and Chernoff side of the family.
May he rest in peace.

If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made in George’s memory to the National Doukhobor Heritage Village, Box 99, 1 Ave S, Veregin, SK S0A 4H0

Leona (nee Paluck) Slywka

of Edmonton, Alberta and formerly of the Kamsack area passed away at the age of 90 years on July 27, 2017 in Edmonton, Alberta.

As per Leona’s request a private graveside service and interment at the Riverview Cemetery will be held.

Leona was born on January 3rd, 1927 in Kamsack, SK.



Anne Hudema

formerly of Pelly passed away at the age of 94 years on July 27, 2017  at the Kamsack and District Nursing Home.

A funeral service was held on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 from the Pelly Community Centre.

Interment  followed at the Riverview Cemetery.

Anne was born on December 10, 1922 to John and Magdelene Feschuk in Poplar Bluff, SK. She grew up there and attended school in the district.

On June 2, 1946 Anne married Emil Hudema in St Philips Church. Their union was blessed with four children, three sons and one daughter. They farmed north of Pelly for many years and eventually moved to town.
Anne enjoyed cooking and baking for her family and always had something on hand for company. She also planted and harvested a large garden every year. Her grandchildren said she made the best perogies and cabbage rolls. Anne and Emil attended many dances. She loved to sing and socialize. Anne loved her family and has left everyone with special memories.

Anne will be remembered by her husband Emil (Kamsack, SK), three children, twelve grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
Dave Hudema of Leduc, AB and family, Tricia Hudema and David Hudema and his children Kaitlyn and Aaron, Debbie (Wade) Seversen of West Kelowna ,BC and family, Jason and Michelle Seversen, Terry (Wendy) Hudema of Edmonton, AB and family, Justin Hudema (Angeline) and their daughter
Kianna, Chelsea Hudema, Nathan Hudema, Dylan Hudema, Ron Hudema’s children; Lori Hudema McEachern and family, Hayden and Katie, Ronnie (Lisa) Hudema and family, Justin and Kaylee, Kristen Sveinson (Chris Nagy) and daughter Huxlie, Taylor Sveinson, one sister; Noreen Paulson as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by son; Ron Hudema, daughter-in-law, Lorraine Hudema, parents; John and Magdelene Feschuk, sister Marie McLeod and brother; Mike Feschuk.

If friends so desire donation’s in Anne’s memory may be made to the Canadian Hemophilia Society, 2366 Avenue C North, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan,  S7L 5X5 or to the Canadian AIDS (HIV)Society, 190 O’Connor St., Suite 100, Ottawa, ON K2P 2R3


Kaylon Tourangeau – Genaille

With sadness the family of Kaylon Tourangeau-Genaille announce his passing on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at the Pasqua Hospital in Regina, Saskatchewan. He was 20 years old.

A wake will be held on Monday, July 31, 2017 starting at 2:00 pm from the Cote First Nation Band Hall.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 starting at 4:00 pm also from the Cote First Nation Band Hall.

Interment will follow at the Elizabeth Gardens Cemetery.

Kaylon was born and raised on Cote First Nation. He was attending school at Chief Gabriel Cote
Educational Complex. Kaylon took part in construction worker 101 program. They built a 350 sq. /ft. tiny home from start to finish. Kaylon had a great attitude towards the program; he attended every day and participated in every aspect of the build. Kaylon loved his nieces, nephews, family, friends, aunties, uncles and cousins.

Kaylon was predeceased by his grandparents; Pete and Lorna Genaille and his grandmother whom he called mom Judy, sister; Mikki and brother; Charlie.

He leaves to mourn his passing and cherish his memory, father; Murphy Genaille, mother; Sharon Tourangeau (Tommy), his siblings; Chris (Irma), Damon (Alicia), Shaq (Malee), Charnell (Trevor), Paige (Daniel), Mackenzie (Matt), his grandfather whom he called dad Joe, aunties; Mabel Cote, Lorraine Papequash (Norman), Samantha Young (Richard), and uncle Joe (Cherish).

We the family would like to thank everyone for their support and prayers at this time.

Cheryl Anne Sylvia Shingoose

passed away at the age of 54 years on July 26, 2017 in Yorkton, SK.

A wake will be held on Sunday, July 30, 2017 starting at 2:00 pm from the Cote First Nation Band Hall.

A funeral Service will be held on Monday, July 31, 2017 starting at 10:00 am also from the Cote First Nation Band Hall.

Interment will follow at the Cote First Nation Cemetery.

Cheryl leaves behind; her mother; Harriet Marion, ex husband Gavin Shingoose, daughter; Lindsay Garcia (Marion) and her children; Octavia Anne Diamond (Dylan ) and Samantha, son; Gavin Shingoose, and his children; Nathan, Navig and Piyasis, daughter; Joni Johnson (Greg Johnson), and her children; Stephanie, Jesse, Rebbeca, Julianne, Oliva, Hannah, Nathan, Aaron, Issac and Amelia.

She was predeceased by her grandfather; Joseph Genaille, grandmother; Margaret Cote, dad; Alexander Francis Marion, brothers; Brian and Billy Marion, son Brett Shingoose

Also she leaves to mourn her passing are her sister; Bernadette Marion, her children; Frances, Dale, Lorne (Krissie), Laurie (Corey), Jamie and Daniel (Dawn), her grandchildren; Patrick, Dale Jr, Aalayah, Adrian, Brandon, Austin, Randal, Darren, Naomi, Angel, Colby and Nova, sister; Vicky Marion (Doug Gerrard) her children; Michael (Lara) Fisher, Adam Fisher, Lacey Fisher, her grandchildren; Leah, Dennis, Hannah, Dominic/Memphis , sister; Margaret Marion and her children; Jamie, Kaylaugh Spense (Wayne), and Mary Jo, her grandchildren; Maximus and Kianna, brother; Frank Sholopiak (Elenore), his daughter; Crystal (Amaya) sister; Joy Spavier her children; Faith, Hope and Samuel,, brother; Curtis and his family, and Joseph and his family, brother; Kevin his son Kelly, brother; Stewart and his daughter; Justice.


Judy Lynn Genaille

passed away at the age of 50 years on Sunday, July 23, 2017 in Kamsack, SK.
A traditional wake was  held on Thursday, July 27, 2017  from the Keeseekoose Chiefs Educational Complex.
A funeral service was held on Friday, July 28, 2017  also from the Keeseekoose Chiefs Educational Complex.
Interment  followed at the Keeseekooe Traditional Cemetery.

Judy Lynn Genaille was born in Swan River, Manitoba on October 14, 1966 to George and Sarah Genaille.

Judy is survived by her loving husband Darcy Davis Martin, her children Bobbi Ann,Keva, Austin, Talis, Talia, Ashley (Aaron),Lukas, Sadie Lynn, Roxanne (Kristen), Kahlii, River, Ryder, Destiny (Ralph), Kelsi, Hendrix, Dylan (Tayna), Sarah, Taya, Davis, Avery, Raelene and Adam. She leaves to mourn her;brothers; Sonny, Darren, sisters; Darlene, Jo-Jo, Brenda, Farrah and Toby.

Judy had a special bond with her uncles, aunties, cousins as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She grew up with them and took them as brothers and sisters.

Judy will be fondly remembered and missed by all her friends that she had known and
cherished throughout her travels as“THE ROAD WARRIOR!”

Tara-Lee Musqua

passed away at the age of 28 years on July 9, 2017 in Saskatoon,SK.

A wake was  held on Wednesday, July 12, 2017  from the Yorkton Friendship Centre, located at 139 Dominion Ave, Yorkton SK.

A funeral service was held on Thursday, July 13, 2017  also from the Yorkton Friendship Centre, located at 139 Dominion Ave, Yorkton SK.

(We will be leaving  the Yorkton Friendship Centre for the Cote First Nation Cemetery at aprox 11:00 am)

Interment followed at the Cote First Nation Cemetery.

Tara-Lee was merry hearted.

She enjoyed life, family members and many friends. She was always there to brighten the lives of others. There was nothing Tara Lee liked better than an interesting conversation with a good friend. She could have an engaging conversation with anyone. It was often said that there wasn’t a stranger that Tara Lee didn’t know or a smile kept to oneself.

Tara Lee always had a smile on her face and was always joking around with everyone she seen. Her laughter was what made her beam with light.

She will be missed but not forgotten. Her life was her children. She was so proud of her children’s dreams.

Tara Lee was predeceased by her father Joseph Elmer Musqua, parental grandparents; Myles & Patricia Musqua, maternal grandparents; George & Lillian Tourangeau and Martha Keewatin, brothers; Travis Tourangeau, Norman Straightnose, Logan Musqua, aunt; Maureen Musqua, uncles; Patrick Musqua, Alfred Tourangeau, Melford Tourangeau, Ronald Tourangeau and Kenneth Tourangeau.

Tara-Lee is survived by her common-Law Greg Saulteaux, sons; Kaylo, Kaylence ,Kayden and Kayson Saulteaux, daughter; Kaylee Musqua, parents: Margaret and Norman Straightnose; of Yorkton, SK, grandfather; George Keewatin; grandmothers: Harriet Marion & Patricia Shingoose, brothers; Jamie (Candace) Cote, Mitchell (Samantha) Fineblanket, Chad(Jazmine) Fineblanket, Joseph jr Musqua, Brett Straightnose, Murray Musqua, Derian Straightnose, Dillon Musqua, Patrick Musqua and LuBoy Brass-Musqua; sisters: Sharon(Erroll)Musqua, Susan Musqua, Tanya(Dustin)Tourangeau, Monica(Donald)Musqua, Jenifer Musqua, Kiana Straightnose and Joe Brass-Musqua.

Tara Lee is survived by numerous nieces and nephews, friends and family.

Arthur Eiffert

of St Philips district passed away at the age of 84 years on July 3, 2017 at the Kamsack Hospital.

Prayers were held on Thursday, July 6, 2017 from the chapel of Andrychuk Funeral Home.

A funeral mass of Christian Burial was held on Friday, July 7, 2017 from St Philips Roman Catholic Church.

Interment  followed at the Riverview Cemetery.

Arthur Walter Eiffert was born on August 3, 1932 to Walter and Mary (Seitz) Eiffert in the St Philips District on the family farm. He passed away peacefully with his loving wife and family by his side at the Kamsack Hospital on July 3, 2017.

Arthur received his education at St Bascilian School up to grade 8. Then went to help his
parents on the family farm. He married the love of his life Lucille (Glute) at St Josaphat’s Ukrainian Catholic Church on October 27, 1962. They made their home at St Philips on the family farm where they did mixed farming. They raised six children Bernadine, Glenn, Archie, Lorne, Loretta and Kevin. The family grew to include 15 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

Arthur was a loving husband, incredible father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was extremely close to all his grandchildren and enjoyed teaching them everything he could about life on the farm. Dad enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Family was his
everything. With mom and the rest of his family by his side they would attend sports and
rodeo events in Sturgis, Benito and Swan River, spend hours of blueberry picking by Birch
River, fishing almost every Sunday after mass, Hunting with his sons and close friends. He loved baseball games and every Saturday night was hockey night in Canada…All right or at least at St Philips! Dad spent a lot of time at Uncle Matt Seitz watching his favorite team
Chicago Blackhawks, since in the early days we never had a television. The two of them were cheering loudly and enjoying lemon spread on toast and drinking pop. He also spent lots of time watching hockey with his sons and daughters then good ole’ Pig n’ Whistle came on T.V and look out! It was toe tapping time. Dad loved dancing and singing. He played his guitar endlessly, especially to Stomping Tom Connors and the song Bud the Spud. His voice was
awesome and at times you couldn’t tell the difference between Tom and Dad!

Dad was a handyman of all trades. He was his own mechanic and fixed all his own machinery and vehicles and it was cockshutt machinery, using his favorite tool—the crescent wrench! He was a cattle and grain farmer, carpenter in which he built an addition to the old school house that became our beautiful home. He built mom her wonderful kitchen cupboards which she loved very much. He was a very talented man whom was self-taught.

Mom (I’m sure) was part owner of Heinz Ketchup! He loved his ketchup. He had a favorite black horse and a baby sheep, which would follow him endlessly. One of his favorite
adventures was when he and mom travelled to Rocky Mountain House to visit his son’s family.

Dad was a very loving, quiet, and proud man of what he accomplished. Even in his
forgetfulness; the one thing he remembered were his prayers. During the evenings dad would join mom and pray his favorite prayer Our father and Devine Mercy.

Dad will always be remembered by his laugh, the twinkle in his eye, his gentleness, kindness and great sense of humour.

Art is survived by his loving wife Lucille of 55 years, his children; daughter; Bernadine (Mark) Larocque, grandchildren: Justin (Cheryl) great grandchild; Deacon, Tyson (Bobbie) and Brayden, son; Glenn (Bonnie), grandchildren; Riley (Amber), Jordan (Victoria), son; Archie (Kyla) grandchildren; Jelena (Travis) and Jenna (Andrew), son; Lorne (Cindy), grandchildren; Zachry and Mackenzie, daughter; Loretta (Ed), Bryksa grandchildren; Nathan, Colby and Jaraden, son; Kevin (Angie), grandchildren Dawson, Brooklyn, and  Addison, his sister Dorothy Bochnuik as well as numerous nieces and nephews

Art is predeceased by his parents; Walter and Mary (Seitz) Eiffert, his sister; Dora Olshewski, brother in law’s Ed Olshewski and Bill Bochnuik, niece Twyla Burback and nephew William Bochnuik.

Vernice Walker


(nee Meyers) aged 89 years, February 18th, 1928 to June 30th, 2017. Vernice passed away peacefully at the Kamsack Hospital after a 4 month battle with cancer. She spent the last months surrounded by her family and friends.
Vernice was born at the family homestead 3 miles northwest of Midale, Saskatchewan, to Edvwin and Elizabeth Meyers. After completing public school in Midale, she enrolled in the International Bible College in Moose Jaw, Sk. While on a summer posting, working as a nanny and teaching bible classes in Kamsack, she met Harvey Walker and a romance developed. Harvey enrolled in the college to be near her and within a year the two were engaged. When Vernice took a job in London, Ontario, the following summer, Harvey bought his first car and drove across the country to claim his bride.
The couple were married in London on November 1st, 1947 and took up residence on a farm west of Kamsack. Over the following decades, they lived in three different locations and raised 6 children. With 23 years between the oldest and youngest child, they spent much of their lifetime raising children. A stay-at-home mother and farm wife, Vernice was nurse and doctor, gardener and vet, caregiver and counsellor.
In 1976, once the older children had left home and the youngest was in school, Vernice started working at the Kamsack Library. She worked there for 19 years and was honoured with a Librarian of the Year Award. She also worked at the Eaglestone Lodge, doing a little of everything, and helped Glen Boychuk with his catering business.
Vernice and Harvey moved to town in 1981 which started a whole new phase of life. She had more time for organizations, hobbies, and her beloved yard. Over the years she belonged to many organizations including the United Church Women’s League, Legion Auxiliary, Nursing Home Auxiliary, Bible Study Group, and Kamsack Horticulture Society. She taught sewing – from basics to tailoring — with the 4H Club, developed the Great Books reading and discussion group with Steven Ruten, and served as vice president of the Kamsack Seniors Harmony Center. She also worked as a volunteer driver, raised money for the palliative care room, and took palliative care training.
Needless to say she was never home.
Vernice enjoyed learning and relished a challenge. Over the years she tried her hand at many hobbies including crafts, knitting and reading. One of her lifetime hobbies was sewing for herself, family and others. Her expertise included sewing grad gowns, wedding dresses, and costumes. She also made countless quilts for family, and for fundraisers and Quilts for Missions. Her greatest passion was gardening. The passion showed in her beautiful yard and in the awards she won year after year from the horticultural society.
Vernice is predeceased by her husband of 52 years, Walter Harvey Walker, daughter Betty Jean and brothers Donald, Arnold, Irvine and Leslie Meyers.
She is survived by her three sons, Stewart (Irene) of Kamsack, Mervin (Paul Smith) of Burlington, Ontario and Dale (Corina) of Winnipeg; three daughters, Merle (Wayne) White of Ottawa, Sharon (Randy) Jones of Martensville and Penny (Wayne) Bugera of Foam Lake; her sisters Lillian Heibein of Weyburn and Marlene Laliberti of Grande Prairie, Alberta. She also leaves 12 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.

Prayers were held on Monday, July 3, 2017 from the chapel of Andrychuk Funeral Home.
A funeral service was held on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 from Westminster United Church.
Interment followed at Riverview Cemetery.

If friends so desire donation’s in Vernice’s memory may be made to the Kamsack and District Nursing Home Auxiliary.

Mary Vidomski

of Yorkton and formerly of the St Philips District passed away at the age of 90 years on June 16, 2017 in Yorkton, SK.

A   Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, June 24, 2017  from St Stephens Roman Catholic Church.

Interment  followed at the Riverview Cemetery.

Mary was born in the St Philips District on August 21, 1926 to Helen and Michael Fisher. On November 23, 1944 she married Philip and together they started the family farm near Bear Stream school district. They were blessed with four children Louis, Dennis, Phyllis and Lyle.

Mary was a dedicated farm wife. While her family was her priority, she was an avid gardener and especially enjoyed her numerous flowers. Crocheting and knitting were her favorite hobbies. She was exceptionally talented and her talent shone through every project. Mary was a very
giving person by nature and always extended her warm hospitality to all who came to visit. She adored little babies. She had a wonderful sense of humor and was known for her kindness and gentleness.

Mary is survived by her sons; Louis (Dianne) and Lyle (Paulette), a daughter-in-law; Janette, son-in-law Ken; seven grandchildren; Kevin, Scott, Shane (Ashley), Liza (Nando), Amanda (Brenden), Cory (Krista), Roland (Laura), twelve great grandchildren; Kayden, Joshua, Sierra, Bryce, Tony, Lee, Ava, Ivy, Hayden, Ryker, Donavan and Dominic, her brother; Linard (Julie) Fisher and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her parents, her son Dennis, her daughter Phyllis, her husband Philip, 2 sisters and 8 brothers.

Though we lay her to rest today, we celebrate her life so well lived and know that she will always remain in our hearts and memories.

If friend’s so desire donations in Mary’s memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice.