Erma Cote

Passed away at the age of 83 years on September 28, 2013 in Regina,SK.

A wake was held on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 from the Cote First Nation Band Hall.

A traditional Funeral Service was held on Thursday, October 3, 2013  also from the Cote First Nation Band Hall.

Interment followed at the New Cote Cemetery.

Olivia Dawn Kakakaway

Passed away at the age of 34 years on September 24, 2013 in Edmonton, Alberta.

A wake was held on Friday, September 27, 2013 from Keeseekoose First Nation Band Hall.

A funeral service was held on Saturday, September 28, 2013  from St Philips Roman Catholic Church.

Interment  followed at St Philips Roman Catholic Cemetery.

Olivia was educated at NAIT and Parkland College in Yorkton. She worked in construction and had many other jobs, she especially enjoyed working outdoors.

Olivia was a very loving kind hearted, caring and generous person. She would help out anyone in need in anyway she could. She was loyal and protective of her family and friends. She loverd her children with all her heart, they were her world. She always left you with a smile and a big hug saying I love you! She will be missed by all that knew her.

Olivia was predeceased by; mother, Theresa Grace Kakakaway, maternal grandmother Edith Ida Kakakaway, Walter Shingoose Paternal grandmother Sylvia Kakakaway, George Kakakaway, sister Aliyah Quewezance


Olivia is survived by her father Bernard Quewezance, Sons Daylin Kakakaway of Edmonton AB, Frank Sawan of Edmonton AB, and Riel Kakakaway of Edmonton AB. Her Daughters Brandie Sawan(Ferlin Rowan) both of Edmonton AB, Therese Kakakaway of Barndan MB. Brothers Bernard Quewezance Jr, Gabriel Quewezance, Tyler Quewezance, Ralph Keshane (Tasha Lynne Cote) of Keeseekoose First Nation SK, Edwin Dean Kakakaway of Regina SK, Dayvell Kakakaway of Calgary. Sisters Keshena Kakakaway of Saskatoon SK, Alyssa Quewezance, and Special close sister Twyla Kakakaway of Calgary AB. Along with Auntie Priscella Kakakaway of Cardston, AB

Shirleen Ann Shingoose

Passed away on September 12, 2013 at the age of 51 years in Regina, SK.

A traditional wake was held on Sunday, September 15, 2013 from the Cote First Nation Band Hall.

A traditional funeral service was held on Monday, September 16, 2013 also from the Cote First Nation Band Hall.

Interment  followed at the New Cote First Nation Cemetery.

Shirleen was born December 18, 1961 in Kamsack Union Hospital. Shirleen received her elementary education at Victoria School in Kamsack, SK, she also attended Jr High school in Calgary and her High school at Lebret Residential School from. She then completed Adult 12 at Parkland College.  Shirleen then went on to complete the Home Care Aide Diploma at Parkland College. Shirleen also completed the Heavy Equipment Operators course at Cote First Nation.  Shirleen attended the University Entrance Program when it was offered in Cowesses FN.  Shirleen also attended Parkland College to upgrade her Grade 12 in 2009.

Shirleen worked a short period at the Kamsack Eaglestone Lodge Nursing Home.  She also held various jobs at the Cote Band Store and Leather Crafts at Badgerville, Sk.

Shirleen is predeceased by Son, Randall Troy Shingoose, Brother Daniel Roy Shingoose, Father David Whitehawk, Grandfather ‘Tata’ James Shingoose, Grandmother Miranda Shingoose.  Uncles ‘Bear’ George Shingoose, Bruce Stanley Shingoose (Mary Ann), Clifford Shingoose, Lawrence Shingoose, Raymond Shingoose, Francis Whitehawk. Aunt Bella ‘Grace’ Shingoose. Bryden’s Father Earlen Quewezance and Her Cousin Earlene Faye Shingoose.  Her Beloved Partner ‘Porky’ Milton Quewezance.

Shirleen is survived by her Mother Mabel Winifred Shingoose of Kamsack, SK, Brother Raymond Laird Shingoose (Trudy) of Yorkton, SK, Daughter Danielle Davine Shingoose (Dale) of Yorkton, SK, Janelle Raven Shingoose of Cote First Nation, Sons Donovan Earl Shingoose, and Bryden Wade Shingoose.  Nieces Rae Shingoose (John) of Yorkton, SK, Rochelle Cote (Edward) of Regina, SK, Renae Shingoose of Saskatoon, SK, and Constance ‘Ariel’ Shingoose of Yorkton, SK.  Grandchildren Raquel Shingoose, Jenaci Pelly, Victoria Pelly, Rihanna Shingoose, Shariden Cote, Rachel Cote, Emma Cote, Edward Cote, Jamie Shingoose, Kristanna Shingoose, Raymond Shingoose and Rayia Shingoose.  Cousins James ‘Jimmy’ Shingoose of Yorkton, SK, Wilfred Shingoose of Cote First Nation, Kevin Shingoose (Perla) of Edmonton, AB, Darrel Quewezance of Kelowna, BC, Alfred John Quewezance Vancouver BC, Lawrence Quewezance of Vancouver BC, Clifford Quewezance of Vancouver BC, Priscilla Quewezance of England, Elaine ‘No-No-Girls’ Shingoose (Kyle) of Saskatoon, SK, Winifred Shingoose of Starblanket FN, Edna Shingoose of Saskatoon, SK, Angelique Shingoose of Edmonton, AB.  Her Special Aunt Jenny ‘Squaw’ Shingoose of Cote First Nation.   Her Best Friend Angeline ‘Tic Tic’ Ferguson of Pelly, SK. Her special sister in law Connie Shingoose. And Numerous Relative and Friends.

Shirleen is known to be very friendly and had a great sense of humour.  Her family and friends have many fond memories of Shirleen’s humour.  Shirleen is remembered to be a stubborn person and was strong willed in whatever she done.   She loved her children and family and was a caring and loving person.  Shirleen is also remembered by her children and family to provide a nice home and was great provider.  Shirleen was very giving and always gave her family and grandchildren gifts when she could.  Shirleen was a very intelligent and smart person; Shirleen tutored her children and niece when they needed help. Shirleen is remembered by her children as helping out with their homework, often doing it for them correcting their mistakes. Shirleen was excellent at Algebra and tutored her niece, who passed Algebra and Trigonometry with good marks, Shirleen was proud of that accomplishment.  Shirleen was very outgoing and was always making new friends in her travels.  Shirleen had a very close relationship with her cousin’s Willy, Winnie and Angie.  She also had many close friends name Tic Tic, Joe Whitehawk, Vanessa Langan, Wilfred Whitehawk and Christy Whitehawk who she spent time with. Shirleen was known to be person with sticky fingers (lol).  She was someone who had everything and knew what she wanted and knew how to get it.  Shirleen will always be remembered for her crazy times with her family and friends.

The family would like to thank Regina General ICU, Native Services Counselling unit and the Cote Chief & Council especially Floydine Cote.

Shirleen will be missed and forever remembered.


Barry Federation




Funeral services for Barry. B .Federation 55 of Kamsack, who died September 4, 2013 due to a battle he lost with cancer,  was  held on Tuesday, September 10, 2013  from the chapel of Andrychuk Funeral Home with Rev. Stephen Ruten officiating. Interment  followed at the Riverview Cemetery in Kamsack.

Barry was born on May 5, 1958 in Kamsack, SK to Anne and Paul Federation. He attended school in Kamsack until grade 11 in which he left to help on the family farm. Barry worked with COOP lumber, Madge Lake and the school unit for a period of around ten years. He then came back to take over the family farm to work with cattle and grain which he enjoyed doing until the very end.

Barry was predeceased by; his father Paul Federation in 1990.

Barry is survived by: His mother Anne Federation, wife; Joan and two children, son; Brian Federation of Kamsack and daughter; Jackie Federation of Ituna, sister; Cindy Federation of Yorkton.

If friends so desire, donations in Barry’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Larry Andrew Kruk


Larry Andrew Kruk, 67, of Arran, SK, died suddenly on Monday, September 2, 2013 in the Arran District.

A viewing took place on Saturday, September 7, 2013 followed by a funeral service from  the O.C.C. Hall in Kamsack.

Interment followed at the Riverview Cemetery in Kamsack.

Larry was born to the late Katie and Steve Kruk, on Nov. 22, 1945,

in Kamsack, Saskatchewan. He went to school in Arran. In his late teens, he spent

one summer picking tobacco in southern Ontario and then drove a scraper in

Grand Rapids, MB. He married the love of his life, Valerie Ann Yarema on June 10, 1967,

and they lived in Binscarth, MB for 8 years where he worked as a grain buyer for the

United Grain Growers. In 1975 they moved to Arran to take over the family farm

where he farmed with his brother and best friend, Herman Kruk, for 38 years.

Larry is survived by Valerie his loving wife and soul mate of 46 years, four children:

Ronda Van Kleek (Mike) of Kenville, MB, Kevin Kruk (Shelley) of Vancouver, BC,

Angie Eiffert (Kevin) of Regina, SK and Carrie Kruk-Lylyk (Kory) of Benito, MB;

ten very special grandchildren: Brayden, Tyler, Mason, Madisyn, Anna, Krista, Dawsen,

Brooklyn, Addison and Katie; four siblings: Adeline Bowman (Keith) of Kelowna, BC,

Patty Nimetz (Gene) of Kelowna, BC, Ron Kurk (Evelyn) of Surrey, BC and

Herman Kruk (Betsy) of Arran, SK; 12 special nieces and nephews;

he was predeceased by his brother Donnie Kruk.

Larry was a pillar of the community in Arran and enjoyed curling, fishing, listening

to country music and cheering on the Saskatchewan Roughriders. A big-kid at heart,

he had a fun-loving personality that brought out the best in people and made

everyone happier just by being around him. His smile was contagious and his

willingness to give was infinite. He had a heart of gold.

Larry had a passion for farming, but nothing surpassed the love he had for his family

and the devotion he had to Valerie. His grandchildren were the light of his life,

each holding a special place in his heart. He was our strength and our guide.

He will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him.

Larry my love, our Gido, our Dad, our brother and our uncle,

will live forever in our hearts and memories.


Frances Langelier

Frances Langelier

September 28, 1921 – August 29, 2013

Age 91¾ Years


Frances was born in Oliver .B.C. and moved as a child to Veregin, Saskatchewan.  As she grew to teenage years, she worked in B.C. and at an airplane factory in Orilla, Ontario.  She married our Father, Marcel, in Hamilton, Ontario.  They moved to a house on the farm 4 miles from Veregin.


With our father she raised six children:  Jeanette, Ronald, Agnes, Phillip, Deborah and Carol.  They moved to town for our father’s job in 1971.  She was a wonderful soul who loved sewing, crocheting, knitting and cooking until she was too ill to cook.  She spent time with her precious cats Leo, Bella and Tommy whom she loved dearly.  She was a wonderful woman and was loved by all.


Rest in Peace, Dearest Mom.


A viewing was held on September 4, 2013 from the chapel of Andrychuk Funeral Home.  A funeral service was held on September 5, 2013 also from the chapel of Andrychuk Funeral Home.  Interment followed at the Riverview Cemetery.

Eric Tylar Whitehawk


Eric Tylar Whitehawk, 18 years young, passed away tragically on August 23, 2013 at the Regina General Hospital with his family by his side.

A wake was held on Monday, August 26, 2013 from the Cote First Nation Band Hall.

A funeral mass was held on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 from the St Philips Roman Catholic Church.

Interment  followed at the St Philips Roman Catholic Cemetery.

Eric Tylar Whitehawk was born on March 17, 1995, in Kamsack to Stephanie and Clayton Whitehawk. He grew up in Tinyville (Cote First Nation).He attended nursery school at Chief Gabriel Cote School – where he learned to print his name”Eric”. He was so proud of that, but we joked to him that we gave him an easy name to learn. He then attended the rest of his schooling in Kamsack, (K-Grade 12), where he graduated from the Kamsack Comprehensive Institute on June 27, 2013 with all his life – long class mates. This was one of his happiest moments and one of our most proudest days with him.

Eric enjoyed many hobbies throughout his short life, like playing soccer, hockey, baseball and especially golf. He was a (#1) fan of the Philadelphia Fliers. He was a Cote square dancer and a Kamsack Cadet member for a few years. He really loved the outdoors and seeing all the wildlife. He was a hunter and fisherman. He fed many families by his hunting skills. Our “Mighty Hunter”, as we called him. Every summer he would be out quading and every winter he’d be out sledding.He was always happy doing what he loved.

Eric was a funny, charismatic young man, who had many friends. He could make anyone smile or laugh. He was a best friend to everyone. He liked to “play chel” and go for “dip rips” with his friends. He also had a beloved dog “Thor” (“his baby”)

Eric leaves to mourn: His mom Stephanie and dad Clayton sr. Along with his older sisters Dymin Kakakaway and Justine whitehawk, younger brother Clayton jr., little sisters Hannah Faith and Sierra Joyce, and especially his first true love Rozlin Holoboff. He also leaves behind his grandparents Brunella and Larry whitehawk and grandfather Clifford whitehawk. His uncle Alvin (Michelle) Delorme and their daughter Aliviah along with Emerald Grace. Also his uncle Mark (Delia) Delorme and their daughter Aliayah. Along with his uncle Chester Whitehawk. His auntie Delvina (Clinton) Key and their children; Navarone, Liberty, and Tess. He also leaves His auntie Carla (Derek) Cote and their children; Kristara, Clifford, Derek jr., and Kaiden. Also his auntie Rio (Cody) Whitehawk and their children; Havoc and Jackson.

Predeceased by; great grandparents; Thelma and Edward Shingoose and Bertie Whitehawk, also his grandparents; Kenny Shingoose, Mabel Whitehawk and auntie Delvina Joyce the 1st. He also leaves behind many grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews and numerous friends, whom he loved and cherished dearly.

We will all miss Eric, he touched so many lives.


Lawrence Hubelit

On August 5, 2013  Lawrence Stephen Hubelit of Pelly, Sask.,passed away in the Kamsack Nursing Home at the age of 66.  Born on April 22, 1947 in Ridgetown, Ontario to Steve & Mary (Verbinski) Hubelit.  Predeceased by his parents, siblings in infancy, son Terry , grandson Daniel, brother Alvin,  sister Dorothy.  Survived by daughter Laurie (Morgan), granddaughters  Aleisha, Ashley & Adrienne, estranged son David (from 1st wife Diana); sisters Hilda (Gord) & Helen (Gerry); nephew Daniel, nieces Allison, Maryssa & Merri.

Thank you to Dr. Iqbal at Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon, Drs.Davies & Dudley & the nurses in Kamsack Hospital/Home for their care  & patience in making his last year bearable.   Much gratitude to Palliative Care Co-ordinators Roxanne Brown-Rayner & Shelley Jolly for their dedication & compassion.

A visitation was held on Saturday, August 10, 2013 from the chapel of Andrychuk Funeral Home.

A funeral service was held  on Saturday, August 10, 2013, also from the chapel  of Andrychuk Funeral Home.

A private interment followed  on August 12, 2013 at the Yorkton City Cemetery.

If friends so desire, donations in Lawrence’s name may be made to one of the following organizations. The Kamsack Hospital Auxillary, Canadian Cancer Society, Pelly happy heart drop in centre   or to the Benito Drop in centre.

Dimitri Jakob Genaille

Passed away at the age of 8 months in Saskatoon, SK. on July 17, 2013.

A wake was held on Sunday, July 21, 2013 from the Keeseekoose First Nation Band Hall.

A traditional funeral was held on Monday, July 22, 2013 also from the Keeseekoose First Nation Band Hall.

Interment  followed at the Keeseekoose First Nation Traditional Cemetery.

Dimitri is survived by his mother: Samantha Genaille, brother; Samuel Royal, sisters; Bryna and Bryson Royal of Saskatoon, SK, grandmother; Sandra (Bernie) Fisher of Yorkton, Uncles and Aunts; Michael (Paige) Strongquill of Keeseekoose, Michelle (Mike) McNabb of Yorkton, April Strongquill of Saskatoon, Amanda Strongquill of Saskatoon, Albert (Christy) Genaille of Saskatoon, Janet (Roger) Schmidt of Prince Albert, Mackenzie Genaille of Saskatoon, Brendan Fisher of Yorkton, cousins: Michael Strongquill  Jr, Brett Strongquill, Campbell Strongquill, Jacqueline Villeneuve, Megan Strongquill, Michaela McNabb, Tyson Genaille, Edmond Strongquill, Tyger Strongquill, Elijah Quewezance, Romeo Quewezance, Secret Quewezance, Shaun Quewezance, Aiden Genaille-Royal, Lucian Genaille-Royal, Darius Genaille-Royal, Kamyra Genaille, Dylan Flamont.

Dimitri was predeceased by: grandpa; Albert Shepard Genaille, great grandparents; Thomas Peter Jr and Mary Jane (Coco) Strongquill, great great grandpa; Thomas Sr  Strongquill, great auntie Norma Delores Strongquill and cousin Mia Sunshine Fisher.

Jackie Krushkowski (nee Laevens)

Passed away on July 14, 2013 in Regina, SK.  A celebration of Jackie’s life was held on Friday, July 19  at the Norquay Communiplex Hall in Norquay, SK.  In accordance with Jackie’s and her families wishes, persons attending were asked to wear something colorful or bright to the celebration of her life.

Jacqueline Elizabeth Krushkowski (Laevens) was born on February 13, 1958, in the Kamsack Hospital to Leslie and Kathleen Laevens.  They lived in Kamsack where Leslie was a family physician and Kathleen a nurse.  Jackie attended Elementary School at Victoria school and later graduated from KCI (Kamsack Comprehensive Institute). As a child Jackie spent much time at the family farm in the valley near Togo.  Here she rode horses, swam and enjoyed many other outdoor activities with her seven siblings and parents.  Jackie loved and excelled in many sports.  She competed in many Cross Country running events, regionally and provincially, often placing in the top 10!  Jackie attended SIAST in Saskatoon to become a Lab and X-ray Technician.  Over her 36 year career, Jackie worked in Regina, Norquay, Kamsack and Preeceville.  She met and maintained many dear friends throughout the years.  Jackie married Ted Krushkowski in 1979.  They moved out to the farm in 1981.  Together they were blessed with three children, Bobbi in 1983, Thomas in 1985, and Jodi in 1988.  Jackie enjoyed all outdoor activities; gardening, quadding, fishing, horseback riding and swimming in her dugout.  She loved to travel and had visited many destinations throughout her life.  Jackie spent most of her time with friends and family and never passed up on an opportunity to spend with her granddaughter Jade.  She was an ever present cheerleader at all of her children’s sporting events, especially basketball.  She travelled to any and all basketball games and tournaments and proudly cheered the loudest from the stands.  Friends and family remember Jackie for her sharp wit, and easy going personality.  We still hear her distinct and contagious laugh in all of our heads.

She was predeceased by her father Leslie Laevens; her mother Kathleen Laevens; her Aunty Lorna Stubbings; her father-in-law Fred Krushkowski; and mother-in-law Mary Krushkowski.

Jackie is lovingly remembered by her husband Ted; her children: Bobbi Krushkowski (Glen Skinner); Thomas Krushkowski; Jodi (Morgan) Sas, granddaughter Jade and expectant grand-child; her siblings Michael (Carla) Laevens; Sydney (Bob) Pluta; Pat (Megan) Laevens; Craig (Bernie) Laevens; Terri (Delmar) Reilkoff; Barb (Mike) Tomilin; Georgie (Barry) Tereposky; nieces and nephews, and many, many others.

If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made in lieu of flowers to a charity of one’s choice.