Benjamin (Tay Tay) Lawrence Cote

passed away at the age of 71 years on July 22, 2014 at the Kamsack and District Nursing Home.

A traditional wake was  held on Thursday July 24, 2014  from the Cote First Nation Band Hall.

A traditional Funeral Service was held on Friday, July 25, 2014 also from the Cote First Nation Band Hall.

Interment  followed at the New Cote Cemetery.

Benjamin Lawrence Cote “Tay Tay” peacefully fell asleep on Tuesday July 22, 2014 at the age of 71 years at the Kamsack Nursing Home. Tay Tay was born on June 3, 1943 on the Cote First Nation.


Tay Tay was predeceased by his partner Carrie Severight who passed in 1965,his beloved father & mother Fred Cote and Helen (Lily) Severight, maternal grandparents, Arthur Severight & Sophie Genaille and Paternal grandparents, George B Cote & Catherine(Caw-Zee) Chartrand , brothers; Lawrence(Mangim)Cote,Fredrick(Toost-ski) Cote, George(Otto) Cote, Alvin (Boris)Cote, Gabriel(Squawman) Cote, William Joe(Zennerman) Cote, Elvis Cote, sisters;Maralline (Suckatmo)Cote and Winnifred(Mipsie) Cote, grandson Jared Severight and nephew Orville Brunton.


He leaves to mourn his passing and cherish his memory; his son Ronnie (Sharon) Severight, a granddaughter Raven, grandsonCale and great grandson Cayden, daughter; Tammy Quewezance, sisters, Helen (Teanash) Quewezance, Kimberly Cote and Bobby Cote. Helen’s children Niece Danille Cote and family, Wendy, Craig, Danny, Venessa and Oralle, his nephew Fredrick L (Jessica) Quewezance and family Jariya Cote and Iriaha Cote, Shannon Cote, Dorelli and Sylvia. Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.


Tay Tay touched the lives of many people. We loved Ben; he was kind, gentle & full of thoughts. He was so loud; his laughter could shake the building. Ben completed grade 12 in Kamsack, then attended U of S for 1 year. Ben was a hunter, trapper and fisherman. He once killed a bear, which kept coming to the camp ground. Ben took an ax, chased it up a tree…a minute later the bear fell. Ben had cut his head open. He could kill 2 ducks with one shell. Ben was a traditional man and he respected his culture, he said “Our culture means a lot to us”.


Ben would take us on long trips and spoil us. Ben loved us all and we loved him very much.


Ben went to sleep, No pain. Laughter one minute – gone the next. He’s gone to see mom, old man and our siblings. God speed big brother.


Elayne Marie Scott

passed away at the age of 83 years on July 18, 2014 in Yorkton,SK.

A graveside service and interment  will be held at a later date.

Travis Guy Tourangeau

passed away at the age of 26 years on July 10, 2014 in Yorkton,SK.

A wake was held on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at the Yorkton Friendship Centre, (139 Dominion Ave).

A Traditional Service and Interment was held on July 16, 2104 at the Cote First Nation Cemetery .

Travis was educated at the Yorkton Regional High School. He worked at different jobs after completing his education including a gas attendant at the Kahkewistahaw Gas Station, Prairie Harvest Meats, Jay’s Moving and Storage, Roofing, Painted Hand Casino as a server, Landscaper and Lucky Horseshoe Bingo which included various duties.

Travis was predeceased by his father: Joseph Elmer Musqua; paternal grandmother: Patricia Musqua; maternal grandparents: George Tourangeau and Lillian Tourangeau ,Coco Martha Keewatin; and grandfather; Reginald Shingoose; brothers: Norman Jr Straightnose and Logan Musqua; Aunt: Maureen Musqua; Uncles: Patrick Musqua, Kenneth Tourangeau, Ronald Tourangeau and Alfred Tourangeau.

Travis is survived by: his spouse Christina LeCaine; parents: Margaret and Norman Straightnose; daughter Claire Tourangeau of Yorkton, SK, grandfathers: Myles Musqua and George Keewatin; grandmother: Patricia Shingoose, brothers; Jamie (Candace) Cote, Mitchell(Samantha) Fineblanket, Chad(Jazmine) Fineblanket, Joseph Musqua Jr, Brett Straightnose, Murray Musqua, Derian Straightnose, Dillon Musqua, Patrick Musqua and LuBoy Brass-Musqua; sisters: Sharon(Erroll)Musqua, Susan Musqua, Tara-Lee(Greg)Musqua, Tanya(Ivan Jr)Tourangeau, Monica(Donald)Musqua, Jenifer Musqua, Kiana Straightnose and Jo E Brass-Musqua.

Travis is survived by numerous nieces and nephews, friends and family.


Robert James Hale

passed away on January 22, 2014 in Calgary, Alberta

A graveside service was held on  July 11, 2014 at the Riverview Cemetery.

Ernest Bielecki

passed away at the age of 80 years on June 26, 2014 at his home in Kamsack.

A funeral service for  Ernest was held on  July 2, 2014 from the chapel of Andrychuk Funeral Home.

Interment  followed at the Riverview Cemetery.

Ernest was born on October 2, 1933 to Louis Bielecki and Annie Lazor in Birmingham, SK. He was educated at the Prairie Queen School.

Ernest begin his working career as a road builder in the 1950’s. He worked in Alberta in the Red Deer area on various road building   projects. In 1964 George Wilson had purchased equipment from General Gravel and Ernest’s brother Walter and his uncle Alex as well as himself decided to stay with familiar equipment and went to work for George. In 1968 Ernest decided to return to Saskatchewan and join the K & W paving with his brothers Andrew and Allen. Ernest quickly showed his skills on the D7 Crawler and pulled his camper trailer from job site to job site during paving season. In the 1970’s Ernest stayed on with Wilson Construction company after it split with the P & W Paving company. Her continued honing his skills all the way thru the late 1990’s working on various projects with G&W Construction. By the time he did consider retiring and concentrate on his farm work that he had managed to maintain a dual career in, he had built up a reputation within the Saskatchewan Road building Industry as a class act operator and had gained respect by all those who had worked with him. It was said that his skills could not be copied by anyone. In the last 15 years since Ernest tried to retire he was often called upon to “Rescue” a particular site by coming to give his operating expertise. His employer George often commented that when Ernest would be gone so would the skills of a valuable craftsman. He was perfectionist at what he done and always will be remembered as one of a kind. He loved to drop into the office at Buchanan and his last visit there was on June 7, 2014 for a 90th birthday party for George Wilson were he renewed acquaintances with former co-workers.

Ernest is predeceased by; his father Louis in 1995, mother Annie in 1986, brothers Walter in 1984, Andrew in 1995 and Leonard in 2001.

Ernest is survived by; sons Kelly Bielecki of Kamsack and David Briant of Saskatoon, brother; Allen of Kamsack, sisters Violet Andrychuk(Jerry) of Calgary, Ab, Emily (Arnold) Lesser of Hudson Bay, Sk and Julie Bielecki of Regina, SK, grandchildren; Amanda and Craig Briant and Nathan and Josh Bielecki

If friends so desire donations in Ernest’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Patty Stefiuk

passed away at the age of 93 years on May 25, 2014 at the Kamsack Hospital.

Prayers were held on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 from the chapel of Andrychuk Funeral Home.

A funeral service  was held on Thursday, May 29, 2014 also from the chapel of Andrychuk Funeral Home.

Interment  followed at the Riverview Cemetery.

Patty Stefiuk was born July 17, 1920 in the Rhein district to George and Yustina (nee kryshkowski) Wowk.  She was the second youngest of 10 children. Patty married Andrew Popeniuk in 1938 and  had  two children , Alvin and Gloria.  Gloria has three children, Leanne Poda (Alex), Cory (Tracy), John (Motoko ).  She also had six grandchildren, Brendan, Sara, Michael, Katie, Marie, Jonathan .  Andrew and Patty farmed in the Rhein area until Andrew passed away in January, 1967.   Alvin later passed away in October 31, 1975, due to a car accident.

Patty remarried to William Stefiuk in 1968, she was blessed in the joy of raising another family.  Patty played an important role in the lives of Williams four grandchildren, Darryl, Shelly and particularly Joanne (Barker) and Terry Stefiuk as they had raised them from a young age.  William and Patty continued farming until they retired and moved to Kamsack.

Patty worked very hard during the years of farm life, but it was very rewarding to her. Her greatest pleasure has always been entertaining family and friends.  She was very close to her sisters; there was always a lot of laughter and jokes when they got together, which was often.  They all loved to play cards and often worked together.  She was predeceased by 8 of her siblings -Mike, Molly, Annie, Nellie, Alice, Mary, Eva and Katie.  Her sister Lena aged 103 yrs old is a soul surviver and resides at the Canora nursing home.

Dories Popoff

passed away on May 19, 2014 at the age of 90 years at the Kamsack Hospital.

A private graveside service  was held as per her request.

Dories was educated in Kamsack and Yorkton, SK.   She was married two times to Geo Long in 1950 in McBribe, BC of whom she had a son Greg Long, and then to John Popoff in 1963 in Kamsack. She worked as a nurse for 44 years which included positions in Yorkton, SK, Vancouver Island, BC, McBribe BC, Calgary, AB and finally as head nurse at the Kamsack Union Hospital until her retirement in 1986.

She was a firm supporter of Saskatchewan Abilities Council, Camp Easter Seal and Telemiracle.

Dories was predeceased by her two husbands: Geo Long and John Popoff, and is survived by her son Greg Long, several nieces and nephews and other extended family.

Dories was a superstitious of Friday the Thirteenth – she would even restrict her activity on that day.

Her greatest joy was her son Greg whom she spent as much time as possible showing him how to do things and loving him.

Dories greatest summer sport was sitting on the boat fishing where she came back home with many a sun burnt nose. Her winter joy was watching curling and playing cards.

Life is a gamble, and Dories loved to gamble.

If friends so desire, donations in Dories memory may be made to the Kamsack and District Nursing Home Auxiliary or to the Kamsack Hospital Auxiliary.



Sarah Marie Severson

passed away unexpectedly in Brandon, MB on Saturday, May 17 at the age of 58 years.

A funeral service  was held for Sarah on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 from the chapel of Andrychuk Funeral Home.

Sarah Marie Severson (nee Airriess) was born May 28, 1955 to George and Rose Airriess in Kamsack, Saskatchewan.  She grew up on the family farm near Togo, Saskatchewan as the oldest of six children with her brothers Leonard, Frank, Gerald, Stephen, and Alfred.

She attended school in Togo until grade nine and then continued her schooling at KCI in Kamsack where she met her high school sweetheart and future husband, Darrell Severson.  After graduation in 1973, she continued her education at Saskatoon Business College.

After finishing her program in June 1974, she moved to Esterhazy to be with Darrell where they both worked at the mine until they were married on November 9th, 1974.  After their honeymoon, they moved back to Kamsack where Sarah started her 39 year career at the Kamsack Credit Union in February 1975.

She was a kind and patient woman, sharp of wit and quick with a smile.  Sarah had many passions including her knitting, her books, and her family.  She expressed her vibrant creativity through her gardening and her phototography.  She wasn’t often found without a book or a camera in her hands.  She found calm in her knitting and gifted many with the warmth and comfort of her labour.  Darrell often said she was a rose among the thorns.

Sarah is survived and will be missed dearly by her loving husband of 39 years Darrell, her son Jeff, daughter Amber (Steph), parents George and Rose Airriess, brothers Leonard, Frank (Karen), Gerald, Stephen, and Alfred (Lynda) as well as aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.

If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made in Sarah’s memory to the Canadian Diabetes Association 104-2301 Avenue C North, Saskatoon, SK S7L 5Z5.

Joan Ada Walsh

passed away at the age of 83 years on May 12, 2014 at the Kamsack and District Nursing Home.

A visitation was held on  May 19,2014 followed by Prayers  from St Stephens Roman Catholic Church.

A funeral mass was held on Tuesday May 20, 2014 from St Stephens Roman Catholic Church.

Interment  followed at the Riverview Cemetery.

Joan was born on August 27th/1930 in Winnipeg, Manitoba to John and Constance Pfiefer. She was the second oldest of six siblings. She received her education partly in Manitoba and also in Yorkton, SK.

Raymond Walsh married Joan Ada Pfiefer on July 25th, 1957 at Yorkton. They settled in Kamsack where Ray worked for the gas division of Sask Power, which later became Sask Energy.

Joan and Raymond were parents of two children.Tim born in 1965 and Camille, born in 1968. Family was Joan’s life and were most important to her, with her free times being spent with Raymond and her children. She accompanied her family on many vacations and trips, especially during the summer when they would travel in northern Saskatchewan and Manitoba, camping and fishing. For many years Joan enjoyed her cabin at Duck Mountain Lake with her husband. She also went with her family to Europe for three months.

Joan and her family moved from Kamsack to Estevan in 1981 and then to Okatoks, Alberta in 1990. After a few years, Raymond and Joan returned to Kamsack to live out their retirement years.

Joan was a perfect housewife and partner to Raymond. She was always willing to help someone, or to take part in the activities of her children or her family in general. She was very active in volunteering her time to various community organizations.

Joan spent most of her time with her husband Raymond. Raymond retired after 40 years of service to Sask Energy. Joan also retired with her husband, to spend her time at Duck Mountain Lake and also at her home in Kamsack.

Joan was a very friendly, loving, vivacious woman, very active and supporting in her community. She selflessly took part in many community organizations as well as other activities of her family.

Joan is survived by her loving Son Tim; Daughter Camille Heisler; 3 grandchildren, Tiegan Boom, Riley Heisler and Tasia Albright; 2 sisters in law, Ellen McKenzie and Rose Schindler; Numerous nieces and nephews and a special niece Donna Allen of Calgary.

She was predeceased by her husband Raymond, her sisters and brothers, Allen Pfiefer, Shirley Pfeifer, Madison Lange, and Barbara Eisenzimmer, her mother and father, Constance and John. She is survived by her youngest brother Philip Pfiefer of Estevan.


If friends so desire donations in Joan’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Alzheimer’s Society.

Charles (Tom) Moore

entered eternal rest  at the age of 86 years on April 12, 2014 in Kamsack,SK.

A celebration of life was held on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 from the Holy  Trinity Anglican Church in Kamsack.

As per the families request any friends who  wanted to wore a Rough Riders Jersey to the Celebration of life.

Interment will be held at a later date.

Tom was born on April 5, 1928 in Kamsack, SK.

Left to celebrate his life are:

Wife Shirley, Children:  Deb & Bill Sutherland, Donna Moore, Nancy& Jim Klempp, Grant &Tina Moore Margo & Brian Lundstrom. Grandchildren: Kellen & Jordan Klempp, Adria &Alina Moore, Taylor& Davis Lundstrom. Sister: Nora Clyde.

If friends so desire donations in Tom’s memory may be made to the Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Kamsack( Box 1685, Kamsack,SK. S0A1S0)   or to the Shriners Patient Transportation Fund (2065 Hamilton St, Regina,SK. S4P2E1.)