Allen James Strongquill Jr.

passed away at the age of 22 years on Saturday, January 23, 2016 in Yorkton,SK.

A wake was held on Thursday, January 28, 2016  from the Keeseekoose Chiefs Educational Complex.

A funeral mass was held on Friday, January 29, 2016 from the St Philips Roman Catholic Church.

Interment  followed at the St Philips Roman Catholic Cemetery.

Allen James Strongquill Jr.

( Boy-Deeks )

Allen was born on September 14, 1993 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan to his proud parents Allen and Deanna. He was a baby brother to Nathan and Quinn; and a big brother to Houston.

Allen was predeceased by his grandparents Robert (Big Bob)Kakakaway, John. Tommy Quewezance, Marlene. A. Quewezance (Strongquill), Brothers Nathan. L.T. Strongquill, Allen Ashley(“BUSHMAN”) Kakakaway, Aunties Veronica (Kakakaway) Whitehawk, Ursula Kakakaway, Beatrice Mirisch, Uncles Warren(Rugby) Kakakaway, Ken(Allo) Severight Sr, other uncles, aunties, grandparents too numerous to mention.

Allen is survived by his loving parents, father Allen.J.Kakakaway and mother Deanna Kakakaway (Strongquill), sisters Elainna (Blaine) Houle, Dominique Kakakaway, Quinn Kakakaway, One other

brother Houston Kakakaway; Special nephew and niece Kyrin(Ky) Strongquill, Adrielle Nathan Shingoose-Kakakaway, and numerous friends, cousins, uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews.


Come let’s go, Walk with me for awhile.

Our Togetherness is forever, just not on this side.

When we meet again, it will be for eternity.

Keeping always loving memories of you and me.

Till we meet again, that’s when our journey together begins.



“I’ll lend you a little time A child of mine,” He said,

“For you to love the while he lives

And mourn for when he’s dead.

It may be six or seven years

Or twenty-two or three,

But will you, till I call him back,

Take care of him for me?

He’ll bring his charms to gladden you,

And should his stay be brief,

You’ll have his lovely memories

As solace for your grief.

I cannot promise he will stay,

Since all from earth return,

But there are lessons taught down there

I want this child to learn.

I’ve looked the wide world over

In My search for teachers true,

And from the throngs that crowd life’s lanes,

I have selected you;

Now will you give him all your love,

Not think the labor vain,

Nor hate Me when I come to call

And take him back again?”

I fancied that I heard them say,

“Dear Lord, Thy will be done,

For all the joy Thy child shall bring,

The risk of grief we’ll run.

We’ll shelter him with tenderness,

We’ll love him while we may,

And for all the happiness we’ve known,

Forever grateful stay.

But should the angels call for him

Much sooner then we planned,

We’ll brave the bitter grief that comes,

And try to understand.”















Melford (Mel) Tourangeau

passed away on January 18, 2016 in Yorkton,SK.

A wake will be held on Friday, January 22, 2016 starting at 4:00 pm from the Cote First Nation Band Hall.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 23, 2016 starting at 11:00 am also from the Cote First Nation Band Hall.

Interment will follow at the Cote First Nation Cemetery.

Mel is survived by his wife of 33 years Vera (Desnomie) Tourangeau, daughters Allison (Lima) Nanai and their children Pele and Makoa,Shelby (T.J.) Bird and their children Noah, Lily, Malcolm, T.J. and Melody; Cally Tourangeau (Dondrae) Harper,Melissa (Ian) Severight-Quewezance and their children Brennan, Karissa, Noah, Ashton, Kaylee, Hayden, Kayden, Ian Jr., and Christian;Lavonne (Christopher Sr.) Straightnose and their children; Valerie, Christian, Chris Jr.,Dalton, Nykita, Dawson and Nathaniel.Brothers; Guy (Eunice) Cote, Raymond (Jocelyn)Tourangeau, Laurie, Alvin and Cory. Sisters; Georgina, Margaret(Norman) Straightnose, and Corrine, sister in law Norine Tourangeau and numerous nieces and nephews. Aunties; Harriet Marion, Harriet Foy and Evelyn Daniels and Uncle George Keewatin and Keewatin Family- Cheryl (Phillip), Kenny, George Jr. (Sheila) , Terry(Natalie) and Cory (Sabrina)- a place where he often called home. He also had numerous adopted children throughout the world, Moa Noble, Derick Bearchief, Shauna Fayant, Chopper Bearchief, Cadmus Delorme, Tony McNabb, Myles Oldswomanatwar and all his Island children.

Mel is predeceased by his parents; George and Lillian (Genaille) Tourangeau, Brothers, Alfred “Boy” Tourangeau, Ronald Tourangeau and Kenneth Tourangeau. Special Uncle Mac and Special Aunties Martha Keewatin, Grace Quewezance and Rose Shingoose, and special nephews Billy Joe Quewezance and Travis Guy Tourangeau.

Curtis Timothy Cote Sr.

passed away on January 6, 2016 at the age of 52 years at Cote First Nation.

A wake was  held on Monday, January 11, 2016 from the Cote First Nation Band Hall.

A funeral Service was held on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 also from the Cote First Nation Band Hall.

Interment  followed at the Cote First Nation cemetery.

Curtis Sr was predeceased by his parents; Sarah V. Cote and Kenneth Cote, son Curtis Jr, brothers; Kenward and Eric.

He is survived by his children; Ricky, Kenny (Heather), Billy(Lance),Jamie, Krystal (Chad), Gabe (Morgan) and Kristina, sisters; Victoria, Rosella, Bonnie, Sylvia and Cynthia.brothers; Vernon, Earl, Chris, Valentino and Greg as well as all of his grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

The family would like to thank everyone for their support at this very difficult time.


Leon Dale Severight

passed away on December 25, 2015 at the age of 44 years at the Kamsack Hospital.

A wake was held on Monday, December 28, 2015 from the Cote First Nation Band Hall.

A funeral Service was held on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 also from the Cote First Nation Band Hall.

Interment  followed at the Cote First Nation cemetery.

Leon was born to Thomas Severight and Eileen Whitehawk on March 16, 1971 at Kamsack. His formative years were spent in Kamsack, where he attended school, and resided till his passing.

Leon is predeceased by his parents Thomas ,Severight and Eileen Whitehawk, His sister’s Beatrice Whitehawk, Beverly-Anne Whitehawk, His brother Ray Thomas Whitehawk. Nieces, Rochelle Whitehawk, Gabrielle Whitehawk. Grandparents, Wesley & Alice Whitehawk and Roy & Doris Severight. Brother-in Law’s Blair Cote & Lawrence Genielle.

He is survived by his children Nolan Severight of B.C, Mary Chartrand of B.C. Sister, Thoreen Whitehawk of Cote First Nation. Nephews, Wesley Whitehawk, Genova Whitehawk, Thomas Whitehawk of Cote First Nation. Nieces, Cassandra Whitehawk, Rio Whitehawk of Cote First Nation.

Marion Hallwas

passed away at the age of 91 years on December 17, 2015 at the Kamsack and District Nursing Home.

A private memorial service will be held.

Marion Grace Hallwas (nee Cornwall) was a most wonderful woman who was called home into the arms of Jesus on December 17th, 2015, after a long and full life. Marion is best remembered for her sparkling eyes and beautiful smile that revealed her joyful soul no matter what trial or tribulation she was facing. She had a very quick wit, a forgiving nature and a caring spirit. Marion was born on July 19th, 1924 on the family farm located between Windthorst and Kipling SK. She was the 5th and final child born to Charles Roland Cornwall of Digby Neck, NS and Esther Isabella Cornwall (nee Forke) of Pipestone, MB. Marion and her sisters, Edna Maud, Mary Isabella, Marjorie Evelyn, and Esther May were all well loved by their parents, and with the exception of Mary (who died in infancy) they attended their district school for their

elementary education and received their secondary education at St. Joseph’s Boarding School Convent at Forget, SK. After high school, Marion moved to Regina, SK and worked in the mail room for the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool. It was at a wartime dance in Regina that she meet the love of her life, Rudolph Hallwas, an army medic stationed at Durdurn Training Base. Marion worked as a bank teller for the Dominion and Royal banks in the years that followed, and after a long courtship Marion and Rudolph were married in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho on March 26th, 1955. Marion and Rudolph relocated to the East Kootenay region of B.C and were soon joined by a son, Norwin and a daughter, Lynda. Marion and Rudolph had a long, loving and happy marriage. They eventually relocated back to Saskatchewan in 1976, residing in Kamsack and area before moving back to Regina where Rudolph passed away on June 1st, 2005. A difficult loss for Marion she moved into the Eaglestone Lodge at Kamsack to be near family, and in December 2008 Marion moved into the Kamsack Hospital/Nursing Home until her passing. Marion was predeceased by her parents and sisters, and her passing is mourned by her son Norwin of Regina, her daughter Lynda (Airriess) of Kamsack, and by her grandchildren, Adin, Marion, Miles and Rance; as well as by her current and future great grandchildren.

If friends so desire donation’s in Marion’s memory may be made to The Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan.

Joyce Marie Golay

Known as Jay to many, passed away at the age of 77 years on December 1, 2015 at the Kamsack Hospital.

Prayers were held on Monday, December 7, 2015 from the chapel of Andrychuk Funeral Home.

A funeral service was held on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 also from the chapel of Andrychuk Funeral Home.

Interment  followed at the Riverview Cemetery.

Joyce was the eldest daughter to Ralph and Elvina Green. She was  born & raised on the family farm north of Veregin in the Pretty View District. Joyce went to the Pretty View school until grade 8 after which she helped on the family farm. Her job was to look after the chickens. Joyce worked at various jobs in Kamsack, Veregin and Winnipeg, Manitoba. Joyce lived on the family farm until 2014 at which time failing health forced her to move into Eaglestone Lodge in Kamsack until her passing.

Joyce is predeceased by her parents Ralph and Elvina Green; Husband Richard Golay, Brother Gerald (Betty) Green, Sister Elizabeth (Wally) Friedman, parent in laws Maxwell and Marie Golay, brother in law Lewis (Josephine) Golay.

Joyce is survived by sons Barry Golay of Veregin – Pretty View District, Mitchell Golay of Red Deer, Alta, companion Amy Kennerley and grandson Logan of Lethbridge, Alta, nieces Wendy (Darren) Fedorchuk of Swan River, MB, Bonnie (Larry) Kontek of Lethbridge, Alta, Leanne Romaniuk of Kamsack, SK, nephew, Scott (Rhonda) Green of Pretty View District, nephew Jack (Heather) Friedman of Norman Okla., Niece, Sarah (Scott) Klein of Scottsdale, Arizona, great nephews Brendan, Joel, Ian, Blake, Cole, Vaugh, Eli; great nieces Keanna & Sydney.

The Golay and Green families would like to thank all that attended, sent cards and phone calls.

Thank You and God Bless.

If friends so desire in lieu of flowers  donations in Joyce’s memory may be made to the Eaglestone Lodge or to the Sunrise Palliative Care Unit at the Kamsack Hospital.

Kasper Wosminity

passed away at the age of 74 years on November 25, 2015 in Regina, Saskatchewan.

Prayers were held on Sunday, November 29, 2015 from the Chapel of Andrychuk Funeral Home.

A funeral service was held on Monday, November 30, 2015 also from the chapel of Andrychuk Funeral Home.

Interment  followed at the Riverview Cemetery.

Kasper was born on April 5, 1941 in Yorkton, Saskatchewan to Anton and Mary Wosminity (nee Bialobzyski). He grew up on the family farm in the Playmore District. He attended Luzan School. He worked on the family farm, and later he worked in Yorkton as a mechanic at Katernack Service.

Kasper met the love of his life Adeline Glute and was married on May 14, 1966. They settled on the family farm where Kasper grew up. Together they had five children. In February 1991 Adeline passed away. Kasper continued to farm and raise his children. He had a setback when he had heart surgery but recovered and continued to go out to work farming. Kasper always loved the farming way of life and greatly enjoyed the times on the tractor and combine. He enjoyed the outdoors. Hunting and fishing and camping were his favorite things to do. Family was most important to him. He liked to share his stories and hear them too. He had a great personality and wonderful sense of humor.

Kasper was predeceased by his loving wife Adeline in February 1991, his father and mother Anton and Mary Wosminity, father-in-law Harry and mother-in-law Pauline Glute.

He is survived by his two sisters Helen Sakal of Canora, SK, and Angeline (Tony) Chupa of Canora, SK. His children Mary-Ann (John) Fernuik of Kamsack, Ken Wosminity of Yorkton, Korry Wosminity of Kamsack, Cheryl (Brad) Danylko of Yorkton, Lisa (Jeff) Poppenheim of Stornoway, SK. Grandchildren; Jimmy, Haley, Michael, Scott, Briana, Hannah, Maddy, Logan, Tori, Kelsey and Cody. Numerous nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends.

If friends so desire donations in Kasper’s memory may be made to The Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Emily Oystreck

of Regina and formerly of Kamsack passed away at the age of 85 years on November 25, 2015 in Regina, Sk.

A funeral service was held on Saturday, November 28, 2015 from the chapel of Andrychuk Funeral Home.

Interment  followed at the Riverview Cemetery.

Emily is survived by her daughters, Shirley (Doug) Robson, Linda cook, Lavina (Jim) Mykietiuk, Mavis (Ernie) Todoschuk, Debbie (John) Todoschuk,; sisters, Lillie Zelinski, Doris (Fred) Albert, Edna Kirkup; 10 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

Emily was predeceased by her parents, Bill and Tekla; husband John; son Garry; brothers Mike and John; sisters, Anne, Lena and Mary.

Donations in Emily’s memory may be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Mary Pollon

Funeral service for our beloved mother, Mary Pollon, age 90 of Regina and formerly of Pelly and Kamsack who passed away at the Pasqua Hospital on November 22, 2015 was held on November 27, 2015 at the Chapel of Andrychuk Funeral Home in Kamsack starting at 10:30 am  with Pastor Stephen Ruten officiating. Burial was  held in the Riverview Cemetery.

Mom was born on September 13, 1925 to John and Ragna Johnson of Canwood, Saskatchewan. She started school near Canwood. After her father’s death when mom was six years old, her family moved to various places in Saskatchewan and North Dakota as her mother tried to earn a living during the depression years. Eventually her family moved near the Whitebeach area of Saskatchewan where her mother ran the food service function for the Porcupine Lumber Company. Mom continued her schooling in the nearby community of Pelly, Saskatchewan. It was during this time that she met her future husband, Harry Pollon.

Mom and dad were married on August 24, 1943 while dad was on leave from the army during the Second World War. Dad left for an overseas posting to England 10 days after their marriage. He returned from overseas in February 1946 and they made their home at Pelly until 1991 when they moved to Kamsack, SK.

Mom and dad had a large family of 13 children. Mom’s priority in life was raising and providing for us, her children. For many years finances were a struggle and mom did the best she could with what she had. She always put the needs of her children far ahead of her own. She endured many years of sacrifices without today’s modern conveniences of indoor heat or plumbing, microwave ovens, dishwashers or disposable diapers. Mom worked hard to feed and clothe us. She was proud of her kids. She enjoyed spending time during her retirement years with visits and being showered with many gifts as a partial, but obvious insufficient recognition of the many sacrifices she made earlier in her life.

For many years mom did not have the time or opportunity to enjoy life outside the home. When she did have time and especially during her retirement years, she enjoyed watching curling and equestrian events on television. A significant highlight of her life, was when the children as a celebration of their 45th wedding anniversary, sent mom and dad to England to see where dad was posted during the war.

Mom is survived by her loving family; four daughters: Katherine (Maurice) Choptain of Winnipeg, MB, Helen (Wayne) LeBlanc of Winnipeg, MB, Leona (Sidney) Slack of Winnipeg, MB and Betty Pollon of LaRonge, SK; nine Sons: Albert (Christine) of Sedley, SK, Harold (Brenda) of Okotoks, AB, Clifford (Colleen) of Warman, SK, Lee of Yorkton, SK, Dale (Betty) of Saskatoon, SK, Stanley (Liz) of Kamsack, SK, Larry (Laurie) of Strasbourg, SK, Edward (Harriet) of Wembley, AB and Stuart (Marilyn) of Regina, SK.

Mom is survived by her brother George (Mary) Johnson of Pelly, SK and two sister’s-in-law; Isabella Haugen and Carole Pollon both of Winnipeg, MB; 20 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Mom was predeceased by Harry, her husband of 63 years in September, 2006, parents, John and Ragna Johnson, step-father, Verner Olson; brother John in infancy; infant grandson Taylor Pollon; son-in-law Red Souther; and numerous brothers and sisters-in-law.

Following dad’s death, mom moved to Regina in 2007 to be near family. She adapted well to life in a senior’s apartment and quickly formed many new and lasting friendships. She enjoyed the social aspects of her new surroundings including weekly trips to the Victoria Square Mall where she and her friends would enjoy a good visit over coffee.

In November 2010, mom suffered a devastating stroke that significantly impacted her daily functions and quality of life. Mom was placed in long-term care shortly thereafter and developed many new friendships with residents and staff of the long-term care facilities where she resided. During this time, her daily visits from family and social outings to the mall, restaurants and the home of family members became increasingly important to her. Mom worked extremely hard to partially regain her speech, mobility and use of her hand. Her courage and physical strength was an inspiration to all of us.

The complications of her stroke eventually took her life on November 22, 2015. The family will be forever grateful for the assistance of her physiotherapist Brandy Green and special care-aid Parveen Farrukh in enhancing her quality of life. The family would also like to extend special thanks to the Palliative Care team at the Pasqua Hospital for the exemplary care provided during mom’s final days. Donations in her memory can be made to Regina Palliative Care Inc, 1802 McAra Street, Regina, SK S4N 6C4.


If friends would like to donate flowers the family has requested that we post the phone number to the local flower shop.

Flower House Florist 1-306-542-1212.



Madeline Barton

passed away at the age of 84 years on November 19, 2015 at the Kamsack and District Nursing Home.

Prayers were held on Sunday, November 22, 2015 from the Chapel of Andrychuk Funeral Home.

A funeral mass was held on Monday, November 23, 2015 from St Stephen’s Roman Catholic Church.

Interment  followed at the St Philips Roman Catholic Cemetery.

Madeline is survived by two daughters Lucy (Allan) Chubak of Wawota and Carol (Keith) Bligh of Central Butte; one son David (Barb) Barton of Kamsack; one sister, Mabel Laevens of Kamsack, 9 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

Madeline is predeceased by her husband Art Barton: her parents Achiel and Mary Laevens (nee Mroske): Two sisters, Frances Breen, Marjorie Yaroshewski, and one brother, Lawrence Laevens.
If friends so desire donation’s in Madeline’s memory may be made to the St Philips Roman Catholic Cemetery Fund or to Eagle Stone Lodge.