passed away at the age of 78 years on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 in Yorkton,Saskatchewan.
A wake was held on Thursday, July 30,2015 from the Cote First Nation Band Hall.
A funeral service was held on Friday, July 31, 2015 also from the Cote First Nation Band Hall.
Interment followed at the Cote First Nation Old Cemetery.
Mabel was born May 14, 1937 at Tinyville on Cote First Nation. Mabel attended school at Cote #1 school. Mabel also completed upgrading when it was held at Badgerville in the early ‘70’s. Growing up Mabel worked on her parent’s farm. In her life Mabel worked at Lethbridge, AB as seasonal worker. She also worked in Prince George, B.C as a seasonal worker too alongside her partner. In her later years
Mabel worked at the Leather and Crafts located in Badgerville on Cote First Nation. Mabel also did home cleaning jobs in the local area of Kamsack where she retired as a full time grandmother and loved her grandchildren very very much. Mabel was also a home maker and taken great pride in her home.
Mable is predeceased by her Father James Shingoose and Mother Miranda Shingoose; her partner
David Whitehawk; Her daughter Shirleen Ann Shingoose and son Daniel Roy Shingoose; her brothers “Bear” George Shingoose, Bruce Stanley Shingoose (Mary Ann), Clifford Shingoose, Lawrence
Shingoose, Raymond Shingoose and her sisters Winnifred Shingoose and Grace Shingoose. Her beloved Grandson Randall Troy Shingoose; her niece Earlene Faye Shingoose, her special friends Alec & Erma Cote and best friend Dorothy Musqua.
Mabel is survived by her son Raymond Laird Shingoose (Trudy) of Yorkton, SK. Her special sister in law Jenny Shingoose of Cote First Nation; her Grandchildren Rae Shingoose (John) of Kamsack, SK; Rochelle Cote (Edward) of Regina, SK; Renae Lavonne Shingoose (Jason) of Saskatoon, SK; Ariel
Shingoose of Kamsack, SK; Danielle Davine Shingoose (Dale) of Yorkton, SK; Donovan Shingoose of Cote First Nation; Janelle Shingoose of Cote First Nation; Bryden Shingoose (Donna) of Cote First
Nation. Her Special Great Grandchildren, Raquel Lyvana Shingoose, Jenaci Samara Pelly, Victoria
Mabel Rayn, Rihanna Lorel Shingoose, Shariden Diane Constance Cote, Rachel Evelyn Cote, Emma Jayce Cote, Edward John Cote Jr.; Rayia Dorothy Lanelle Shingoose; Jamie Nicole Shingoose-Nabess, Kristanna Lovelle Shingoose-Nabess and Raymond Laird Shingoose II; Azizah Shingoose and Zara
Shingoose. Her nieces Elaine Shingoose (Kyle) of Saskatoon, SK; Winnifred Shingoose of Regina, SK, Edna Shingoose of Saskatoon, SK; Angelique Shingoose (Evan) of Saskatoon, SK; Priscilla Quewezance of England. Her Nephews Jimmy Shingoose of Yorkton, SK; Wilfred Shingoose of Regina, SK; Kevin Shingoose of Calgary, AB; Darrel Quewezance of Kelowna, B.C. Alfred John Quewezance, Vancouver BC; Lawrence Quewezance, Vancouver BC, Clifford Quewezance, Vancouver BC. Her special daughter in law Connie Shingooseof Cote First Nation. And Numerous relatives and friends.
Mabel is known to be a friendly and kind woman. Her family & friends have many fond memories of Mabel’s life. Mabel always encouraged everyone in the family to finish school and work hard. Mabel is remembered to frequent her favorite spots in town such as Lams. Mabel enjoyed driving around town and out to the reserve. Mabel’s favorite saying was ‘do what’s right, never be lazy and make the right choices in life’. Mabel followed her traditional teachings and attended traditional ceremonies. Mabel also spoke her saulteaux language. Mabel had an appreciation for spirituality and attended many
denominations in her life such as the First Nations Ceremonial Church of Canada, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, the Evangelical church and the United Churches. The grandchildren
remember having fun with their Ko-Ko and her crazy sense of humor. Mabel’s house was a very busy house to her own children and their friends; also with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Mabel had a role in raising her grandchildren and family members. Mabel was also a foster parent and held that role very proudly.
Mabel kept a nice home and was very clean; she taught all her children and grandchildren her teachings in life. Mabel was very loving to her family and friends; she was always ready to help when needed. Mabel was special to many and will be forever missed and never forgotten.
The Shingoose family would like to thank Chief Norman Whitehawk and his council and all the Elders and community members of Cote First Nation. The family would also like to thank the Kamsack Nursing Home and the Yorkton Regional Hospital ICU and the Town of Kamsack and Cote Community.