Anne Tupycia

of Pelly, Saskatchewan passed away on Sunday, September 20, 2015 in the Kamsack Nursing Home at the age of 88 years.

A visitation/ viewing was held on Sunday, September 27, 2015 in the chapel of the Andrychuk Funeral Home in Kamsack, Saskatchewan.

A funeral (with a brief viewing prior) was held on Monday, September 28, 2015 also from  the chapel of the Andrychuk Funeral Home.

Interment  followed at the Kamsack Riverview Cemetery.

A luncheon was held following the interment at the Pelly Happy Hearts.

Annie was born on a farmstead in the Racing Lake area (between Pelly & Arran, Saskatchewan) to Demetro & Abrosia Stanowski. She married Peter Tupycia in 1945 and gave birth to their only child, Lavina, in August of 1951. Sometime after that she had a “nervous breakdown” & was eventually diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. Initial treatments included periods of institutionalizations & electroshock therapy. Nevertheless, later in life she loved gardening, canning (best pickles!) & walked everywhere.

Ann was predeceased by her husband Peter, her parents, sisters Jane Hrabchak & Mary Rosswell, daughter Lavina Kluke, grandson Terry Hubelit & great grandson Daniel.

Ann is survived by her granddaughter Laurie (Morgan) Gallup, great granddaughters Aleisha, Ashley & Adrienne Vanin, all of Alberta; as well as nieces & nephews from both Stanowski & Tupycia family trees.

Deep gratitude and respect for Dr. Bishop for his care, empathy & understanding of Baba’s illnesses. Special thanks to Verna Kabatoff for her patience & dedication with Annie’s home care prior to moving into the nursing home. Thanks to the staff of the Kamsack & District Nursing Home and all those who took the time to visit her despite the paranoia & withdrawal from socialization that her mental illness caused.

Donations may be made to the Schizophrenia Society of Saskatchewan; P. O. Box 305, Stn Main, Regina.


Wayne Southwind

passed away on August 20, 2015 at the age of 55 years in Winnipeg, Manitoba

A traditional wake was held on Sunday, September 13, 2015 from the Keeseekoose First Nation Band Hall.

A traditional Funeral was held on Monday, September 14, 2015 also from the Keeseekoose First Nation Band Hall.

Interment  followed at the Keeseekoose  First Nation Traditional Cemetery.

Wayne was educated in Alberta and Manitoba. He worked at numerous jobs over years. He was an artist. He always had kind words and showed his gentle ways.

Wayne was predeceased by his dad Martin Southwind, stepson’ Wayne Acoby of Winnipeg, grandparents; Edward Bird and Daisy Bird (nee Sabit), great grandmother; Flora Southwind, brothers; Michael and Terrance, sister; Clara.

He is survived by his mother Joan Southwind, sisters; Lorna Smoke of Calgary, Gloria Southwind of Calgary, Beverly Southwind of Calgary, Brenda Southwind of Saskatoon, nieces; Kimberly Smoke and her sons Sameul and Benjamin as well as daughter Blaize Smoke, Sky Southwind and Louise Panther Bone and her son Maven Crane, nephews; Ashley Smoke, Tyler Southwind and daughter; Kayeyan, Elroy Panther Bone(2nd) and his children Janessa, Chloe Panther Bone, Elroy(3rd), and Rochell, Kyle Southwind and his sons; Dayton and Kaston, Nolan Reimer, Ryan Reimer as well as numerous friends, relatives, aunts and uncles from Keeseekoose, Calgary and Winnipeg.

The family would like to thank the Musqua family, many friends, Family, chief and council as well as the Keeseekose community for your help at this difficult time.



Dr. Cedric Dey

passed away at the age of 88 years on September 6, 2015 at the Kamsack and District Nursing Home.

A celebration of life service was  held on Monday, September 14, 2016 from Westminster United Church.

Interment will take place at a later date.

Cedric was born on May 17, 1927 on the island of Wakenaam in the mighty Essequibo River in Guyana, South America. He completed his schooling in Georgetown before moving to the U. S. for higher education. He took his B.S.C at Howard University in Washington, D.C. and his D.D.S. at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. Following an Internship at the Toronto General Hospital in 1960 he practiced dentistry in Toronto until 1969 when he returned to Guyana to practice for 6 years.

He had two daughters, Kyla and Ricki, from his marriage to Billy Hurley, and three daughters Gillian, Phoebe and Annelisa from his marriage to Myrna Williams. He, Myrna, and their girls moved from Guyana to Kamsack in 1976. He practiced dentistry here until 1996 when his office burned down. In April 2014 Cedric moved to the Kamsack Nursing Home where he, along with his family in constant attendance, was embraced with loving care.

Cedric was very proud of his Guyanese heritage, which he blended with a cosmopolitan world view. He was also proud of his daughters and 12 grandchildren. He had a passion for golf, approaching it with the usual discipline he brought to everything he cared about.

Cedric was a man of uncommon class. He enriched us in ways too vast to measure: intelligence, wisdom, generosity, warmth, humour, and delight in living, best expressed by his captivating laugh. Though he had been retreating from us gradually, his essence as a gentleman remained until the end. Our hearts will always be filled with our love for him.

He leaves behind his loving wife, Myrna, daughters Kyla (Keith) Hinson, of Los Angeles, Ricki (Gerald) Shaw of Atlanta, Gillian (Cam) Dunn of Leduc, Phoebe Dey of Edmonton, Annelisa (Novell) Thomas of Brandon, brother Randolph (Janette) Dey of Toronto,  grandchildren Keith-Alan, Kyle, Kendall, Riley, Rhys, Gabrielle, Libby, Kai, Ellis, Quincy, Lennox and Genevieve as well as many nieces and nephews.

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

Shauna Quewezance

passed away at the age of 24 years on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 in Yorkton , Saskatchewan.

A traditional was be held on  September 2,2015 from the Keeseekoose Chiefs Educational Complex.

A traditional funeral was held on  September 3,2015 also from the Keeseekoose Chiefs Educational Complex.

Interment  followed at the Keeseekoose First Nation Traditional Cemetery..

Michael Levi Mentuck

passed away at the age of 21 years on August 15, 2015 at the Keeseekoose First Nation.

A wake was held on Sunday, August 30, 2015 from house # 117 (Edna Kakakaway’s House) on Keeseekoose First Nation.

A Funeral Mass was held on Monday, August 31, 2015 from the St Philips Roman Catholic Church.

Interment  followed at the St Philips Roman Catholic Cemetery.

Mikey will be missed by his mother Edna Kakakaway, his biological father Ivan (Rema) Mentuck, his sisters; Shawn (Fred), Twyla, Donna, Christie (Brad), Tracy, Irene (Tweet-Tweet), Mellissa, Lisa, Riviera, his brother; Denale, Lavern (Terri), Bradley (Erin), Chandon, Morley, Nathan, Ivan Jr, Gregory, Matthew, Derek, Ian, Ramsey, Ethan, Monty, Tyler, Riychel, his uncles and aunties; Mildred (Mervin), Curtis (Trudie), Cameron (Roxanne), Connie, Karen, Natalie( Leslie), Brian (Caroline), special nieces; Dymin Kakakaway and Tye-Lee Kakakaway and numerous nieces and nephews.

Michael is predeceased by his father John Kakakaway Sr, his biological mother: Mary Mentuck, brothers; John Kakakaway Jr, Ashley Kakakaway, grandfather; William John Mentuck, grandmother; Georgina Mentuck.

 Michael is also known as Mikey and Mikey-Doodle.

 Mikey received his education at St Philips and Keeseekoose Chiefs Education Centre. Mikey enjoyed the outdoors, he was always willing to help mom around the house. Mikey got along with everyone because he had a kind and generous heart. Mikey will be missed by his many friends.

The family would like to thank the many friends and family for your prayers, support, food, thoughts and kindness at this great time of loss. These things will not be forgotten.


Alicia (Ally) Rusk-Southwind

passed away at the age of 28 years on August 19, 2015 in Yorkton,Saskatchewan.

A  wake was held on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 from the Cote First Nation Band Hall.

A  funeral service was held on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 also from the Cote First Nation Band Hall.

Interment  followed at the Cote First Nation Cemetery.

Ally was born in Kamloops, B.C on May 13,1987 to Sharon Rusk.

She grew up in Kamloops, B.C and in 1996 she, her mom and sister moved to Saskatchewan.

She is predeceased by her grandmother Vera Rusk, grandfather (Daddin) Lewis Rusk, and

uncle Murray Rusk.

Ally leaves behind to mourn her passing, her Husband Kenward, children Karis, George (JR), Ryder and Kenley. Her mother Sharon Horse, sister Morggan Sanderson (Mike), brother Grayson Horse, sister Montanna Horse and sister Jenessa Horse. Father Mark Dick and grandmother Patricia Bennett and great grandmother Jeanne Kelly. Aunt Cindy, Bradley (Keith) numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She will be missed dearly by family and friends.



Kristopher Scott Weinhandl


It is with great sadness we announce Kristopher Scott Weinhandl passed away at home with surrounded love on August 11, 2015 at the age of 35 years.

Kris was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on August 7, 1980 to Dave and Nancy Weinhandl. At the age of 1 month the family moved to Eaglesham, Alberta in the Peace Country, where they purchased a Service Station. Kris took his grades 1-12 at Eaglesham. Kris always joked that most kids get a car or truck for their sixteenth birthday, he got Diabetes. Kris was a very brittle diabetic and spent many days at the Spirit River hospital. It was during these stays the doctors and nurses saw his compassion and gentleness as great medical qualities and felt the medical profession needed someone like him. They urged him to become a Nursing Assistant. Kris graduated from the Nightingale Academy in 2005 tied for Valedictorian. He went to work in Grande Prairie and returned to Spirit River to work with the elderly there. He found his calling. He loved the residents and they loved him. When they asked why he loved working with the elderly he would always say ”They are somebody’s Grandpa or Grandma and I love them like my own”.

Kris moved to Kamsack in 2011 and found work at Eaglestone Lodge where he once again fell in love with his work and the residents. Due to his failing health he had to quit work but continued to keep in touch with visits and phone calls.Kris loved to read and play video games. He was the master of useless pieces of information and would challenge anyone. Fishing with his friends, science fiction and of course anything Star Wars were at the top of his list of things he loved.

Kris was predeceased by his Grandma Phyllis Bell, his Grandpa George Weinhandl and his Uncle Douglas Weinhandl.

He is survived by his parents, Dave and Nancy Weinhandl, his brother Kurtis (Ashley) Weinhandl, his Grandma Marian Weinhandl, Grandpa Murray Bell, numerous Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and many adopted Babas.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, August 22,2015 starting at 2:00pm from the Ukrainian Catholic Hall in Kamsack, Saskatchewan.

Interment will take place at a later date.


In lieu of flowers the family request a donation in memory of Kris be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.








Mabel Quewezance

passed away at the age of 62 years on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre.

A traditional wake will be held on Friday, August 14,2015 starting at 11:00am from the Keeseekoose Chiefs Educational Complex.

A traditional funeral will be held on Saturday, August 15,2015 starting at 10:00am also from the Keeseekoose Chiefs Educational Complex.

Interment will follow at the Keeseekoose First Nation Traditional Cemetery..

Margaret( Maggie) Severight

left to be with the lord on Saturday, August 8, 2015 at the age of 75 years in Kamsack, Saskatchewan.

A wake will be held on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 starting at 2:00pm from the Keeseekoose Chiefs Educational Complex.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, August 13, 2015 starting at 2:00pm also from the Keeseekoose Chiefs Educational Complex.

Interment will follow at the Keeseekoose Full Gospel Cemetery.

Our Dear Mother, Sister, Auntie, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Great-great Grandmother & Friend too many was born on September 16, 1939 in Kamsack, Saskatchewan.

Maggie had attended boarding schools. She was once a manager of house- keeping in Edmonton, Alberta for a few years. She worked in Rivers Manitoba. She lived in numerous places in Saskatchewan. Along her journey in life she has touched a lot of hearts and shared her love with many.

Maggie is predeceased by her loving parents; mother, Bella Cote & father, Major Cote, brothers; Magnes Cote, Leonard Cote & James Cote, sisters; Cora Severight, Ellen Cote, Alma Cote, Lillian Cote & Elizabeth Cote, daughter; Kimberly May Whitehawk, grandson; Kurtis Cote Jr, great grandson Liam Keshane.

She leaves to mourn; her brother, Joseph (Lil Joe) Cote, her sister; Sara Cote, sons; Danny(Joanne)

Severight, Leroy Whitehawk, Eddie(Bev) Severight, Joseph (Ringo) Severight, Rodney(Kerrie) Demarias, Jeff(Nada)Severight, daughters; Beverly (Gerald) Keshane, Bernadette (Henry) Keshane, Lynette (B.J)Brass, Trish Brass, (29) grandchildren & (45) great grandchildren.

She will be missed by many. The family of Maggie would like to thank everyone for their support and prayers during this time.





Donovan Shingoose

passed away on August 1, 2015 at the age of 30 years on Cote First Nation, Saskatchewan

A wake was held on Thursday, August6, 2015 from the Cote First Nation Band Hall.

A funeral service was held on Friday, August 7, 2015  also from Cote First Nation Band Hall.

Interment  followed  at the Old Cote First Nation Cemetery.

Donovan was predeceased by his mother; Shirleen Shingoose, brother; Randall Shingoose, coco; Mabel Shingoose, grandfathers; David Whitehawk, Clifford Whitehawk Sr, uncles; Danny Shingoose, Joseph Whitehawk, aunties; Erleen Shingoose.

He is survived by: father; Ronald (Step Mom Floydene) Whitehawk, sisters; Danielle(Dale) Shingoose, Janielle Shingoose, Santana(Daniel) Cote, brothers; Bryden(Donna) Shingoose, Harlon Cote, Newton Cote, uncles; Raymond(Trudy) Shingoose, Clifford Whitehawk Jr, Michael (Frances) Whitehawk, Vernon Whitehawk, Garry(Gwendy) Whitehawk, Darren (Lavina) Whitehawk, Wilfred Whitehawk, Jimmy Shingoose, Wilfred Shingoose, aunties; Shirley McHugh, Trudine (Roy) Cote, Lorena (Calvin) Ironstand, Elaine(Kyle) Shingoose, Winnifred Shingoose, Edna Shingoose, Angelique(Evan) Shingoose, cousins; Rae(John) Shingoose, Rochelle (Edward), Renae, Ariel.

Donovan got his education at Cote Preschool, Assinaboine, Victoria, KCI and Chief Gabriel where he completed gr 12 and graduated.He was a funny character and very outgoing, he was always on a mission, he got along with everyone that he met. He always had a positive attitude and great love for his family, he always put everyone before himself, one thing he always told his family members before he would venture on was “Love you“. Donovan was a very dedicated Montreal Canadians fan. His dream come true when his dad, Newton and Floydene went to see them play in Calgary. The Canadians would make play offs but never bring home the “cup“ he would say “ ah there’s always next year, as you can see in his pictures he wore the jersey faithfully.

He worked in Yorkton at Prairie Harvest & Western Grocery, he returned home to the community in 2007.In 2009 he started work in the “WOP“ program with Kelly & his dad in carpentry until it ending in 2010.The three of them were a team and stuck together through good times and bad. His dad would tell him at times I`ll fire you and all he would do is laugh, the team ended when Donovan was called home to the heavens above.

The family would like to thank you all for your support, thank you to the cooks, Reg (Andrychuk Funeral Home), Chief and Council, George Cote and Elder Francis Bird, Cuthbert and singers, Danny and the gospel singers, family and friends. Your kindness will not be forgotten.