Magdalene Chypyha

of Kindersley, Saskatchewan and formerly of Kamsack, Saskatchewan passed away on January 9, 2015 at the age of 90 years at the

Jubilee Lodge/Eston Health Centre Integrated Facility in Eston, Saskatchewan.

As per Magdalene’s wishes private funeral service and interment was held.

Doris Wosminity

Passed away at the age of 90 years on January 2, 2015 at the Kamsack and District Nursing Home.

As per her request a private graveside service and interment will take place at a later date.


Roderick Cote

of Cote First Nation passed away at the age of 92 years on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at the Kamsack Hospital.

A wake was held on Friday, January 2, 2015 from the Cote First Nation Band Hall.

A funeral service was held on Saturday, January 3, 2015 also from the Cote First Nation Band Hall.

Interment  followed at the Cote First Nation Cemetery.

Roderick was born on March 11, 1922 on Cote First Nation and was educated at the Cote School and the Crow stand School. Roderick married Veronica (nee Musqua) on December 4, 1947 at the Cote School on Cote First Nation. Over the years he worked as a farmhand, worked in a Pulp Camp, was a Farmer, as well as working for C. N Rail. Roderick served 4 terms as councillor at Cote First Nation and worked with INAC for 25 years. He served with the Yorkton Tribal Council, FSIN and the Cote Elders & Justice Committee.

Roderick was predeceased by his parents; Gordon and  Maggie Cote, daughter; Florence (Pinky) Nagy, son; Albert Musqua and a grandson Steven Papaquash.

He is survived by: his wife Veronica Cote, daughters; Doreen(Ronald) Cote of Cote F.N, Beatrice(Ralph)Cote of Cote F.N, Margaret Cote of Cote F.N, Ruby Cote of Vancouver, B.C, brothers; Richard Cote of Regina, SK, Charlie Cote of Regina, SK, first cousin Wilfred Blackie of Waywayseecappo F.N, MB.

Roderick was also survived by 23 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren



Lawrence Nabe

passed away at the age of 76 years on December 25, 2014 in Kamsack, SK.

A funeral service was held for Lawrence on Monday, December 29 at 2:00 p.m. from Sneath-Strilchuk Roblin Chapel with Pastor Barry Wood officiating and Mrs. Debbie Funk serving as organist. Friends and family remained at Sneath-Strilchuk’s reception area for fellowship. A private interment will take place at a later date in the Togo and District Cemetery.

Lawrence Albert Nabe was the second oldest of four children born to George and Mary (nee Weitzel) Nabe. Lawrence was born March 21, 1938 on a farm 1 ½ miles east of Togo, Saskatchewan in the Municipality of Shell River.


Lawrence was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. He attended school in Makaroff, Manitoba and later in Togo, Saskatchewan. After his schooling, Lawrence worked for a year on the farm for Wilfred Beattie. From there, he went into the Air Force for 8 weeks of training. Lawrence worked for various companies during his life from the east coast to the west coast, either hauling logs, working construction or driving truck. The last company Lawrence worked for was Nelson River Construction. He also enjoyed working on the farm helping to plant and harvest many crops.


Lawrence loved the outdoors and was a very avid hunter, fisherman and curler. For many years he participated in many events at the Trapper’s Festival in The Pas, Manitoba.


In the spring of 2014 Lawrence became a resident of Eaglestone Lodge in Kamsack, Saskatchewan. Lawrence passed away peacefully early Christmas morning at the age of 76 years.


Lawrence was predeceased by his father George Nabe on February 22, 1978, his niece Sheryl Grundy on October 16, 1973 and his brother-in-law Kenneth Franklin on September 9, 1994.


Lawrence leaves to mourn his mother, Mary Nabe, two sisters Shirley (Leonard) Grundy, Gertrude (Harvey) Hack and one brother, Kenneth (Rosanne) Nabe. Lawrence had no children but is survived by numerous nieces and nephews whom were very dear to him.


If friends so desire, donations in memory of Lawrence may be made to the Togo & District Cemetery, Box 107, Togo, SK S0A 4E0.



Roblin Chapel








William (Bill) Bjerke

of Pelly, Saskatchewan passed away at the age of 82 years on December 16, 2014 at the Kamsack Hospital.

A memorial service will be held in January 10, 2015 starting at 12:00 pm at the Maloneck Cemetery, North of Pelly with interment to follow.

Ervin Badger

Passed away at the age of 46 years on December 12, 2014 in Kamsack, SK.

A wake was held on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 from the Cote First Nation Band Hall.

A funeral service was held on Thursday, December 18, 2014 also from the Cote First Nation Band Hall.

Interment  followed at the Cote First Nation Cemetery.

Our brother leaves to mourn his passing his children Lawrence (Kimberley) Horsefall and daughter Kara Horsefall

His sisters Shirley (Darren) Irwin, Elaine (Reynold) Severight, Evelyn(Perry) Gambler, Margaret Whitehawk, Corrine(Lambert) Cote

His brothers Jonathan (Andrea) Badger, Ricky (Nicole) Tourangeau

Uncles: Norman (Loraine) Papequash, Lorne (Margaret) Brass, Calvin Brass(Nicole), & uncle Cuthbert (Shirley) Keshane.

 Aunties: Lillian Shingoose, Vera(Robert) Cote, Mable(Harvey) Chernoff, Sandra(Robert) Lafontaine, Carleen Brass, Victoreen(Daryl) Cote, & Bernice Fleury of Saskatoon

Numerous family & friends

Ervin was predeceased by his parents Peter & Doreen Badger, his aunts Margaret Keshane, Josephine Badger, Phyllis Bourassa, Rita Radchuk, Elizabeth Tourangeau, Mary Badger

His uncles Felix Papequash, Wilbert Brass, Hector Badger, Robert Badger, George Badger

His grandparents Pete & Sarah Badger, Gordon Papequash and Elizabeth Papequash(Alec Severight)

His niece Jodi Lynn Bryant, his grandchildren Jade Badger, Isabella Oquias and Loyal Oquias.


Biography of a Native Spirit


I`m not dead just gone to the other side

I`m with you all the time only you can’t see me, cause I`m a spirit

I`m a part of the four winds that come your way each day

The only way you can see me and maybe talk to me is through the vision of a dream,

Sometimes dreams are so sad, they seem so real,

You have to understand that dreams are another form of communication with your dreams.

Spirit of a vision,

I Shall never die again

I shall never make you sad or lonely again

I will always love and cherish you forever

I work for the Great Spirit

I will always work & pray for you, for someday soon you will be here with me.



Peter A. Badger


Andrew Legebokoff


passed away peacefully on November 30, 2014 at the age of 90 years, at the Kamsack Hospital in Kamsack, Saskatchewan.

Andrew was born in the Arran District. After completing high school in Benito, Manitoba he attended Normal School in Winnipeg and began his teaching career. He taught in many country schools throughout Manitoba. In the early sixties he attended the University of Manitoba and received his Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education degrees. He served as principal in various schools and was the principal of Shoal Lake Collegiate when he retired in 1972.

Andrew enjoyed fishing and was a member of the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation. He also enjoyed travelling, gardening, crossword puzzles and feeding birds. He was also a historian which he passed on to the younger generation. He enjoyed going for coffee with his friends. He had a passion for teaching English to newly arriving immigrants to Kamsack.

Andrew is survived by his nephews Ken Thompson of Kamsack, Bill Thompson of Yorkton, and Lawrence(Molly) Thompson of Calgary, great niece Ashleigh and nephew Jeff Thompson of Calgary, and his pal Sammy the Dachshund as well as various cousins and very dear friends.

He was predeceased by his father; John, his mother Annie (nee Popoff) and his sister Elsie.

A memorial service will be held in the summer of 2015.

If friends so desire donation’s in Andrew’s memory may be made to the Saskatchewan SPCA.

Terry Lindsey Cote

passed away at the age of 46 years on November 23, 2014 in Saskatoon, SK.

A traditional wake was held on Thursday, November 27, 2014 from the Cote First Nation Band Hall.

A Funeral service was held on Friday, November 28, 2014 also from the Cote First Nation Band Hall.

Interment  followed at the New Cote Cemetery.

Terry attended residential school in Lebret. Terry was a proud father to a son Teo. He was raised by his COCO Edith and Choomis Charles Cote. As a young man he left Cote to venture on in life. He spent a lot of years in Calgary, and then moved to Regina and final place in Saskatoon.

Terry received a SIIT certificate in carpentry /Just recently, he was very proud he accomplished this course; he said he was going to come down to Cote and build a house, that’s how proud he was.

Terry was predeceased by his father Marvin Roden, grandfather Charles Cote, Grandmother Edith Cote, brother Alfred LeCaine,

auntie; Linda Cote, uncles Kieth Cote, Blair Cote, stepfather Fred Quewezance.

He was survived by his mother Emily Cote, son Terry(Teo) Quewezance of Regina, ,godmother Darlene Str, brothers; Richard LeCaine(Mary) of Regina, Preston LeCiane(Janice) of Saskatoon, sisters; Floydene Cote(Ronald) of Cote F N, Phoebe Lebedoff(Ashley) of Cote F N,. He had 5 grandchildren Aaliyah C, Jacen, Lucas S, Chanelle W, Clare T, Sienna and Kendrick.

   He also leaves to mourn his passing nieces; Santana L Cote, Sharell Quewezance, Samantha Quewezance, Brooklyn Str, Allison W, Christina L, Tristan B, nephews; Harlon Cote, Newton Cote, Zachary Cote, Tyrone Cote, Rylan and Brayden C, Cameron, Tanner and Ethan. Auntie Martha , uncles; Ronald(Doreen), Frank Cote and Lambert Cote(Corinne) as well as cousins; Twyla, Jarron, Laurissa, Rodney, Royce, Allan, Brenden, Lionel, Devon, Charlie, Trina, Shareen, Jaimie, Mary, Allison, Kyle, Ethan, Sheena, Charlie, Sharalyn, Kassie and Thomas.




Adrian Ashley Cyr

of Pasqua First Nation, surrounded by family and friends was called to the spirit world at the age of 31 years on November 22, 2014 in Regina, Saskatchewan.

A traditional wake was held on Tuesday, November 25,2104 from the Chief Ben Pasqua Hall on Pasqua First Nation.

A Traditional Funeral Service was held on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 also from the Chief Ben Pasqua Hall on Pasqua First Nation.

Interment  followed at the Cyr Family Cemetery.

He was predeceased by his grandparents David and Gloria Cyr, son Kaylom Cyr.

Adrian is survived by grandparents George (Velma) Daniels, Lucy Daniels. Parents; Stanley (Jack) & Darlene Daniels. Sisters; Glenda(Stan)Cyr, Joy(Sheldon) Delorme, Danielle(Shylo) Daniels, Brothers; Stanley Buffalo, William Cyr, His children Kyler, Dalin, Tishaya, Avary, Ashlyn, Jamie, Allison, Avayah, Taevah and Daydon, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

The family would like to extend thanks to MICU & Native services at the General Hospital for all their support and services.



Lanney Ward Keshane

It is with deep sadness that we announce the tragic Tragic passing on November 16,2014 at the age of 26 years  of our son, brother, father, husband, nephew, uncle and a very special friend.

A traditional wake was held on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 from the Keeseekoose Chiefs Education Complex.

A funeral service was held on Thursday, November 20, 2014 also  from the Keeseekoose Chiefs Education Complex.

An interment followed at the Keeseekoose First Nation Traditional Cemetery.

He was predeceased by his father Lambert, his grandparents Joe and Jean Keshane, Kenneth and Hazel Quewezance. His brother Johnnie Musqua, his Uncles Albert “Cat” Keshane, Ralph Keshane, Edgar “Mimi” Keshane. His Aunties Calvina Keshane, Harriet Badger, Evelyn Keshane, Maureen Quewezance. His cousins Audie Keshane Jr, Paul Severight and nephew Avery Musqua. Special lady friend Matilda Brass.

Left to mourn his passing, his mother Karen Keshane, his wife Erica Keshane, his two daughters Tiseada and Layla Keshane. His brothers Dwayne (Erin) , Darryl, Jason (Arleigh), Randy (Vanessa), Franklyn (Shianne), as well ,as Sisters Roberta (Bob), Cheryl (Justin), Senora, Santana and Tanamara as well as numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.

He will be sadly missed by his mother in law, Marilyn and father in law John. His sisters in law, Chenoa, and Jacinda as well as his brother in law Grant.

His special uncles Cuthbert Keshane, Audie Keshane, Ricky Crane, Carmen Crane, Karl Quewezance, Kerry(Jake) Quewezance and his special aunts Sharon Severight, Margaret Bigplume and many more. His special great grandparents Roderick and Gale Cote, Margaret Cote. and Special KOKO Sandra Kitchemonia.

His special cousins Thomosina Severight, Leona Keshane,Rachel Stevenson,

Vernie Shingoose, Tyrone Keshane and many more, Too numerous to mention. Special friends Charity Mondair and Rhoda Straightnose.

Lanney enjoyed sports, including hockey, fastball and hunting. He enjoyed spending time with family and took pride in cultural activities. He was all the kids’ favorite uncle and papa, and he meant the world to his daughters.

The family would like to thank all who provided their love and support at this difficult time. and the family would also like to thank the drum group and singers.