Doris Swetlikoff

passed away at the age of 94 years on Sunday, August 14, 2016 at the Kamsack and District Nursing Home.

A viewing was held on Thursday, August 18, 2016  from the chapel of Andrychuk Funeral Home.

A funeral service was held on Friday, August 19, 2016 from the chapel of Andrychuk Funeral Home.

Interment followed at the Riverview Cemetery.

Doris was born on June 3, 1922 in Runnymede, Saskatchewan to parents Fred and Laura Koochin. She was one of four siblings. She married William Swetlikoff on December 10, 1939. They had three sons Scott (Verna), Don (Carole) and Robert (Tracy). Dora was a very creative person who enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting and cooking for friends and family weddings and special occasions. After the passing of her husband she worked as a cook at the Kamsack Nursing Home.

She was a very social person; the coffee was always on at her place. One of her proudest accomplishments was obtaining her driver’s license in her late fifties. Once obtained, the car never rested providing countless rides for friends to social occasions and running errands. She also achieved a lifetime membership for her volunteer work in the Kamsack Hospital Auxiliary.

Doris leaves behind her three sons and their wives, four grandchildren and five great grandchildren, sister Polly, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.
She was predeceased by her husband Bill in 1979.

She had a very full and productive life but lost the long battle to Alzheimer’s, passing away on August 14 at the Kamsack Nursing Home. If friends so disire donations to the Kamsack Hospital Auxiliary would be appreciated.

If friends so desire donations in Doris memory may be made to the Kamsack Hospital Auxiliary.

Michael (Mike) S. Verigin

passed away at the age of 86 years on Sunday, August 7, 2016 at the Kamsack Hospital.

As per Mike’s request a  private  service and interment was held.

Eulogy for Mike Verigin

First and foremost we would like to thank each and every one of you for your support and prayers for Mike Senior over the last two very difficult weeks. Mike was born in the Veregin area on December 24, 1929, where he lived with his parents and 4 siblings. They attended school in the Tolstoi district. He met and married Verna Fedosoff and was blessed with a child Michael. They took over the family farm and farmed for quite a number of years. When Verna obtained employment at the Kamsack and District Nursing Home they moved to Kamsack. While Verna worked he enjoyed spending his hour’s woodworking….cooking… and coffee with friends. He loved fishing and won the Master angler award. After Verna passed away in 2000 he struggled with being single and acquired numerous health issues. He was a very kind man with firm beliefs. I am certain this made for some very heated conversations. Last year after much
persuasion by doctors, friends and family he made the big move to Eaglestone Lodge where he resided until his passing.
He will be forever remembered and missed by son Michael (Cyndie) sisters, brothers, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In tears we saw you sinking, we watched you fade away, our hearts were almost broken, and you fought so hard to stay. But when we saw you sleeping, so peacefully free from pain, We could not wish you back, To suffer that again………

Derek Musqua

passed away in Regina, Saskatchewan on August 2, 2016 at the age of 32 years.

A traditional wake will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2016 starting at 11:00 am from the Cote First nation Band Hall.

A traditional funeral service will be held on Sunday, August 7, 2016 starting at 2:00 pm also from the Cote First Nation Band Hall.

Interment will follow at the New Cote First Nation Cemetery.

Derek was predeceased by his father; Norman Stevenson; his grandparents Annabelle Musqua, Patrick Severight and his aunty Alvina Musqua.
He is survived by his special friend Jeannie, mother; Shirley Musqua, step daughter; Kiercynn, brothers; Patrick Musqua, Adrian Severight, Thomas Stevenson, sisters; Hillary Severight, Ethel Pelly, Raylene Keshane, Roberta Musqua, Melanie Musqua, Gina Kitchemonia. He loved all his nieces and Nephews, and had a great love for children. Derek was known for his loyalty to all his friends and family.

Nathanial David Berg

Nathanial Berg, age 20, passed away peacefully July 30, 2016 with his mother by his side just short of turning 21 in Kamsack,Saskatchewan.
He was born August 3, 1995 in New Westminster, B.C. to David and Vanessa Buchan. He was a happy child right from the start. He was the oldest of 6 children and had a very special bond with each of them. He enjoyed many things including music, walking, fishing, playing practical jokes and hanging out with family and friends. Nathanial was diagnosed at the early age of 7 and had his first of many surgeries at the age of 9. He was the only one laughing and smiling pre-surgery. For years he went through a lot, more then anyone should ever have to and touched so many hearts with the way he continued to never let his illness get him down. He was able to live a full life including traveling, living on his own and having a job that he loved at the Kamkids Daycare where he was loved by staff and all the children. Nathanial’s name came from the bible and its meaning is “gift from God” and he truly was in every way. We choose not to focus on the Cancer because it did not defeat him. To be defeated it would have had to rid him of his fight, hope and joy, but instead he conquered it and did not lose his battle because it never took away his passion for life and bright smile. He lived his life to the fullest regardless of his hardships.
Nathanial is one to be proud of. We can take comfort that he was at peace and he got his wish to be at his family home, surrounded by those he loved when he passed.

He is survived by his mother-Vanessa, father-David,brothers-Sebastian and Dominic and his sisters-Bianca, Laqueta and Zerlina as well as his namesake, his niece-Nithena. He will forever be in our memories and hearts. Until we meet again….

A celebration of life was  held on Thursday, August 4, 2016 from the chapel of Andrychuk Funeral Home.

As per Nathanial’s request, interment will happen at a later date on Hope Mountain in Hope, B.C.

If friends so desire donation’s in Nathanial’s memory may be made to a trust fund that has been set up for his siblings.  T.D Trust fund # 7256-6262350 (Vanessa Buchan) at any T.D Bank.

WHAT CANCER CANNOT DO

Cancer is so limited. . .

It cannot cripple love,
It cannot shatter hope,
It cannot corrode faith,
It cannot destroy peace,
It cannot kill friendship,
It cannot suppress memories,
It cannot silence courage,
It cannot invade the soul,
It cannot steal eternal life,
It cannot conquer the Spirit.

He suffered in silence
He hid many tears
He never complained
Of his pain or his fears.
HE fought on so bravely
He gave life his best
But death won out
In the ultimate test.

We’ll miss him forever
And remember his love.

Nicole Dawn Cote

passed away at the age of 35 years on July 28, 2016 at the Kamsack Hospital.

A traditional wake was held on Sunday, July 31, 2016 from the Cote First Nation Band Hall.

A funeral service was held on Monday, August 1, 2016  also from the Cote First Nation Band Hall.

Interment  followed at the Cote First Nation Cemetery.

Nicole Dawn Cote was born March 3, 1981 in Kamsack to her parents; Francis Cote and Leona Cote. To some, she was known as “Abby,” or “Nikki”. Nicole was an excellent jigger and square dancer when she was young. As a teen, she enjoyed playing basketball and hanging out with her friends. She became a mother at a young age and was always happy and smiling. Nicole was loved by many and was a very kind and loving person.
Nicole is survived by her mother; Leona, her brothers; Dennis, Bryant, and Roy (Trudene), sisters; Arlene and Adele, daughters; Nikisha, Shayla, Summer, Juanita (Mousey), Petrie (Stephanie), Persayus, Denise, River Dawn, Nicole, estranged partner; Dennis (Dez) McNab and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Nicole is predeceased by her father; Francis Cote, estranged partner; Clifton Stevenson, and brother; Donald (Beeks) Cote.

Robert James Severight

passed away at the age of 72 years on July 28, 2016 at the Kamsack Hospital.

A traditional wake was held on Sunday, July 31, 2016 from the Cote First Nation Band Hall.

A funeral service was held on Monday, August 1, 2016 also from the Cote First Nation Band Hall.

Interment followed at the Severight Family Cemetery.

Robert was predeceased by his parents; Roy W Severight and Doris E. Severight, brothers; Paul K. Severight, Thomas H. Severight, Louie Severight, Harvey W. Severight, sisters; Roseline Stevenson, Mabel Whitehawk, sons; Gabriel Severight, Robert Severight, late brothers in law; Frances Cote & Hector Stevenson, late sister in law; Irene Severight.
He is survived by his children; Kalvin Robertson Severight, Chissy Lynn Severight and Paul Kenneth Severight, siblings; Guy Severight (Shelia), Reggie Severight, Vernon Severight, Alvin Severight, Leona Cote, Elrose Severight (Robert Flores), Florence Severight, Thorene Severight, brother in law Clifford Whitehawk, sister in law Margaret Severight, Special friend; Mrs. Gonzo (Margaret), uncle Dave Severight and many cousins, nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Mike Syroteuk

passed away at the age of 92 years on July 27, 2016 at the Kamsack and District Nursing Home.

A funeral service was held on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 from the chapel of Andrychuk Funeral Home.

Interment  followed at the Riverview Cemetery.

Mr. Michael Syroteuk was born on the family homestead on May 21, 1924 to Frederick and Annie Syroteuk (Paproski). As an infant, Mike was baptized in Jesus Christ and was nurtured in the Christian faith throughout his lifetime.
Growing up, Mike came from a large family. Mike was the third of thirteen siblings. Education was necessary, in his elementary years, Mike attended Badger school and completed his secondary schooling in Plunkett, Saskatchewan.
After finishing high school, Mike worked on the family farm until September 20, 1947 where Mike married Valentina Beitler and was blessed with four children: Carlotta, Fred, Sharon and Leisa. The
couple first settled on a farm in Burr, Saskatchewan, two years later, the couple moved to a farm near Tisdale, Saskatchewan where Mike was employed by O.K Economy and then employed by Beaver Lumber. In 1954 Mike was transferred to Pelly, Saskatchewan until 1964. The family moved to Kamsack where Mike continued working in the lumber trade with COOP and Beaver Lumber. In 1973 Mike went into partnership in the lumber yard business and eventually became the sole proprietor. Mike retired in 1998.
On July 27th, 2016 at ninety- two years old Mike passed from this world to his Lord Jesus Christ. Mike is predeceased by his parents Frederick and Annie, his sister Emily, brothers, John, Walter, Cazmere, Leonard and Louis. Wife of fifty-four years, Valentina’s passing was a significant loss for Mike on August 6, 2001.
Remained to remember him are his children Carlotta (Dale) Schwartz, Fred (AnnMarie) Syroteuk, Sharon (Gary) Hebron, Leisa Tomochko (Len). Mike’s sisters Mary Kobzey, Bernadette Knaus, Louise Hale, Delores McKeown and sisters in law Alice Syroteuk, Rita Syroteuk and Tamara Gaertner. Mike’s brothers Joseph Syroteuk and Mervyn Syroteuk (Jean), nine grandchildren Christopher (Joanne), Jennifer Evin (James), Christopher, Martina, Nicole (Paul), Kelli, Ryan and Katie, five great grandchildren: Aastasia, Hariklea, Jack, Tucker and Jacob, and many nieces, nephews and friends in Jesus Christ.
Family was very important. Mike gave of his time, his care and strength to all of his children and grandchildren. His generosity was endless. Mike was well read and knowledgeable, this was evident throughout his life. He was an active member of the Kamsack Lutheran Church, Kamsack Town Council and Eaglestone Board Member for many years.
With tears and grief in our present loss, but with confident joy and hope in death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, Our Lord, and with deepest love, we remember Michael Syroteuk.

If friends so desire donation’s in Mike’s memory may be made to the Swan Valley Animal Protection League. PO Box 2735, Swan River, MB, R0L 1Z0 1-204-734-5149

Gillis Erwin Cote

passed away peacefully at the age of 49 years with his daughter Jaselyn Cote at his side on June 30, 2016 in Regina, Saskatchewan.

A traditional wake was held on Monday, July 4, 2016  from the Cote First Nation Band Hall.

A funeral service was held on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 also from the Cote First Nation Band Hall.
Interment followed at the Cote First Nation Cemetery.

Gillis Irvin Cote was born on July 18, 1966 in Kamsack, Saskatchewan.
He was predeceased by his common-law partner Ruby. His parents Mildred Louise Cote and father Henry Duncan Cote, his siblings; Delores Ellen Cote, Gloria Kaiswatom, Christopher Vern Cote, Floyd Lloyd Cote, Irwin Earl Cote, Ricky Cote and nephew Christopher Jobb.

He leaves to mourn, his two daughters; Shelby Sugar and Jaselyn Cote, nieces & nephews whom he loved as his own, Crystal Regan (Rob), Angie (Brent) & Vanessa, Rachel, Matthew, Nicholas, James, William, Shane, Cody, Tara and many grandchildren.

He will be greatly missed by all his family and friends who were very important to him. He had a big very heart. He had a great sense of humor, he liked to tease and laugh. He will be greeted by all his loved ones whom have gone on before him.

Garry Dawson Cote

passed away at the age of 64 years on June 19, 2016 in Kamsack, SK.

A wake was held on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 from the Cote First Nation Band Hall.

A funeral service was held on Thursday, June 23, 2016 also from the Cote First Nation Band Hall.

Interment followed at the Cote First Nation Cemetery.

Garry was a kind and loving man who had a strong belief in Christianity and loved his God.
He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, he loved to dance & sing and he liked playing cards. He was always in good spirits and he loved to laugh. Garry always had something to say, and if you knew Garry, you know he was cheeky and funny. He was a simple man who led a simple life. Garry had been battling Diabetes for several years and had been doing his best to cope with his illness.

Garry was predeceased by his son; Trevor Burl Cote, parents; Ernest Cote and Myrtle Cote, grandparents; James Cote (J.D) and Hilda Cote, sisters; Betty Cote, Noreen Severight, nieces; Glenda, Adrienne, nephews; Brent and Brighton.

Garry is left to mourn his passing, his loving wife Alice (Ella) Cote, his children; Jennifer, Gerri (Kurt), Marilyn (James), Louisa (Joseph), Steven (Jacquie), Twyla (Alvin), Fabian, Tonya (Derek), Teddy (Stanley), Judge (Savannah), Trevor, 25 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren, special granddaughter; Jersey Badger and special great granddaughter; Kaiden Cote, siblings; Dexter Cote, Beverly Severight, Floyd (Eva) Cote, Nestor (Lorraine) Cote, Alton Cote, Devonie (Darnell) Keshane and Aubert Cote.
The family thanks you all for your support during this difficult time.

Helen Siwicki

passed away at the age of 102 years on May 28, 2016 at the Kamsack and District Nursing Home.

A funeral service was held on Thursday, June 2, 2016 from the chapel of Andrychuk Funeral Home.

Interment followed at the Riverview Cemetery.

Helen was predeceased by her husband Mike Siwicki in 1971, 9 siblings, stepson Joe Siwicki, daughters; Cecile Paluck and Karen MacDougall.

Left to mourn her are her step-daughters; Anne Deakoff and Rose Shabatoski, daughters; Elizabeth Vanin, Marie Derbowka, Verna Bellomo, Phyllis Elder, sons; Vince Siwicki, Reg Siwicki and Gilbert Siwicki, sister; Bernice Kropodra and one sister in law Josephine (Jennie) Zayanchkowski. Helen had 26 grandchildren, 44 great grandchildren and 12 great great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers donations in Helen’s memory may be made to the Kamsack and Distract Nursing Home Auxiliary or to a charity of one’s choice.