Bradley-Jay Thomas Severight/Kitchemonia

Passed away at the age of 1 month  in Regina, SK. on November 13, 2013

A traditional Wake was held on Friday, November 15, 2013 from the Cote First Nation Band Hall.

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

Interment  followed  at the Cote First Nation Cemetery.

Bradley-Jay Thomas is survived by his parents Barbara and John Kitchemonia, his siblings: Amanda Smith, Rebecca Smith, John Jr Cote, Darravon Ward and Kenton Severight.

Bradley is also survived by grandparents Ken and Georgina Severight, Aunts: Virginia Severight, Marilyn Monroe-Korol, Priscilla Vermette (Dave), Nancy Kitchemonia (Anthony) Uncles: Ken Jr Severight, John Monroe (Ireny), Robert Monroe, Harold Kitchemonia, Ivan Kitchemonia, Robert Kitchemonia and Franklin Kitchemonia. Special Cousins: Gabrielle and Kendra Severight. God parents: Tracy and David Kraemer.

Bradley is predeceased by his great-grandparents John- Tommy Quewezance, Virginia Severight, George Littlewolf, and Margaret Nippi. Grandparents: John Monroe and Dorothy Kitchemonia. Uncles: Louis Monroe, Brian Kitchemonia, And Winston Kitchemonia Aunt: Donna Kitchemonia.  Bradley was also predeceased by six cousins, and a very special cousin Chad Monroe.

Orville (Cote) Brunton

Passed away at the age of 43 years on October 16, 2013 in Saskatoon, SK.

A wake was held on Sunday, October 20, 2013 from the Cote First Nation Band Hall.

A  funeral mass was held on Monday, October 21, 2013 from St. Philip’s Roman Catholic Church.

Interment followed at the Cote First Nation Cemetery.

Fred F. Chernoff

of Veregin passed away on Thursday October 17, 2013 at the age of 80 years at the Kamsack Hospital.

Prayers was held on Thursday, October 24, 2013 from the Chapel of Andrychuk Funeral Home.

A Funeral service was held on Friday, October 25, 2013 also from the chapel of Andrychuk Funeral Home.

Interment  followed at the Veregin Cemetery.

If friends so desire, donations in Fred’s memory may be made to the Kamsack Hospital Auxiliary.

Fred is survived by his family:  2 sons, Rick Chernoff of Kamsack and Jason (Trish) Chernoff of Veregin;  2 daughters Wendy Chernoff (Al Claiter) of Wynyard and Lisa (Brad) Watson of Avonlea;  5 grandchildren, Amy, Becky, Kelsey, Tyler and Carson;  2 great grandchildren, Knox and Kruze; 2 sisters Laura Kabatoff of Kamsack and Teena Yurkowski of Delta, BC

Fred was predeceased by: his wife Nayda, father Fred, mother Fanny and three sisters Helen, Mary and Polly


Eleanor Perpeluk

Passed away at the age of 92 years  on October 1, 2013 at the Kamsack and District Nursing Home.

Prayers was held on Thursday, October 3, 2013 from the chapel of Andrychuk Funeral Home.

A Funeral Liturgy was held on Friday, October 4, 2013 from St Josaphat’s  Ukrainian Catholic Church in Kamsack .

Interment  followed at the Riverview Cemetery.

Eleanor was born on May 29, 1921 in Arran, SK. to Joseph and Anne Makowsky.

Eleanor was predeceased by her husband Peter, in 2005, her sister Mary Ewahiw and infant Grandson Donald Perpeluk.

Eleanor is survived by her oldest son Al (Marion) and 3 daughters Michele (Gerald) Woloshyn and sons Kyle, Ryan and Tyler, Charisse (Neil) Johnston and children Cole ,Eric and Taylor, Allison (Javier) Mejia and Daughter Daniella. Lorne and children Sharrin and daughter Gabby and Keith Perepeluk, Larry and children Kristan (Steven) Eymann and daughter Jovi, Jaclyn Perpeluk and son Cohen and Kevin Perpeluk . She is also survived by her three sisters, Eugenia Tirkaylo, Kay Zurwell and Anne  Matechuk.

Eleanor will always be remembered for her great cooking, and for her love of Gardening, and for her special love towards her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Eleanor has made numerous quilts which her family will cherish always. Although taking life very seriously and wanting things to be just right, Eleanor in the most recent years entered a very happy place with having Alzhiemer’s disease which enabled her to go back to her happy times in life which we experienced this year on her Birthday. Special thanks to Dr. Bishop and all the staff at the Kamsack nursing home. Also a special thanks to the Eaglestone Lodge for all the care they gave her. Grandma will be greatly missed but we hold comfort in knowing she is with all those she loved.


Karl Robert Strongquill

Passed away at the age of 47 years on September 27, 2013 in Keeseekoose First Nation, Saskatchewan.

A traditional wake was held on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 from the Keeseekoose First Nation Band Hall.

A traditional funeral service was held on  Wednesday, October 2, 2013  also from the Keeseekoose First Nation Band Hall.

Interment followed at the Keeseekoose first Nation Traditional Cemetery.

Robert was predeceased by:his parents Thomas Strongquill and Mary-Jane Strongquill; his sister Norma Strongquill; and son Vincent Strongquill (Kakakaway),Ashley Kakakaway,Dancing-Star Strongquill;father-in-law Ivan Keshane.

Robert will be remembered by his wife Marcy Strongquill; daughters Roberta Strongquill, Karley Strongquill and Tamika Kakakaway; sons Aiden Strongquill, Brandon Kakakaway, and Karl Strongquill; also his sisters Elizabeth (Dino) Wapash of Yorkton, Shirley (Gary) Pelletier of Yorkton, Sandra (Bernie) Fisher of Yorkton, Katie (Rueben) Almenares of Edmonton; brothers Leslie (Natalie) Strongquill of Keeseekoose First Nation, Spencer (Inez) Strongquill of Regina,Micheal of Keeseekoose, Joeseph of Keeseekoose; and also all his relatives that will miss him dearly.



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.