Norman Alfred Chartrand

of Pelly, SK passed away at the age of 64 years on September 17, 2014 in Pelly,SK.

A funeral service was held on  September 23, 2014 from the Happy Hearts drop-in centre in Pelly.

Interment followed at Greenwood Cemetery.

Norman was born in Eriksdale, Manitoba on May 19, 1950.

He grew up with his grandmother until her passing. He then moved to Winnipeg when he was 16 years old. There he met Linda Genaille and Glen Chartrand and become a member of the Genaille family.

About seven years ago after our sister Linda passed away he relocated to Pelly Saskatchewan, where he found many friends and one special friend Bill Horkoff.

Norman loved his bingo which was his favorite pass time.

He will be sadly missed by his close friend Darlene Simard and many other friends.





Elvira Quewezance

passed away at the age of 80 years on September 16, 2014 in Regina,SK.
Elvira was predeceased by husband Peter Cote, daughters; Irene, Florence, and Keitha. Sisters; Bernice, Freda, and Debbie. Brothers; Anthony and Muskrat.
She was survived by; daughters; Sophia, Shirley (Linus), Cynthia (Darcy), Dezaray (Blair), son; Gerald and Timothy (Tiffany), sister; Freezene, brothers; Keith and Woodson.
She also leaves to mourn her passing numerous grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, friends and relatives.
A wake was held on Friday, September 19, 2014 from the Cote First Nation Band Hall.
A Funeral Service was held on Saturday, September 20, 2014 also from the Cote First Nation Band Hall.
Interment followed at the Cote First Nation Cemetery.

Theodore Fred Dedio

of Edmonton, Alberta and formerly of Arran, Saskatchewan passed away at the age of 100 years in Edmonton, Alberta on September 11, 2014.

Prayers was held on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 from the chapel of Andrychuk Funeral Home.

A Funeral Liturgy was held on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 from St. Josaphat’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Kamsack.

Interment  followed at the Riverview Cemetery.

Fred was born in Sosnycia, Western Ukraine that is now part of Poland, Fred was the youngest of 6 children. He lost his mother at the age of 4 and was raised by his older sister and later his step-mother. Shortly after completing his basic military training with the Polish Army, Fred made the decision to immigrate to Canada where his older brother Mike lived in Pelly, SK. In August 1939 Fred arrived in Pelly with his brother Alec and family. Fred worked as a farm labourer until he got a position in hospital maintenance in Provost, AB.

On February 2, 1950 he married Pauline Pynylo. Shortly after the birth of their daughter they made the decision to leave Provost and to purchase some farmland south of Arran. On October 20, 2002 Pauline passed away but Fred remained on the farm. Shortly after his 90th birthday Fred made a visit to his birthplace in Poland and reconnected with family in the Ukraine. Shortly after this trip Fred became ill and had to leave the farm that he loved so much. For the last 10 years Fred has been living with his daughter in Edmonton, AB. During this time Fred had the time to read some books on the history of Ukraine and was very glad that he had come to Canada. Also Fred enjoyed the regular visits with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Our Gido will be missed.

He was predeceased by his parents, Peter and Tacianna (nee Mielko), 3 brothers, John, Mike and Alec and 2 sisters, Maria and Anna.

Survived by his daughter, Teresa (Lorn) Bendall, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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

Helen Ilene Hudson

(nee Hawryluk) November 29, 1921 – August 31, 2014 passed away peacefully at the care home in Baldur, Manitoba. Prayers were held on Friday, September 5, 2014  from the chapel of Andrychuk Funeral Home. A funeral service was held on Saturday, September 6, 2014 from All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Kamsack. Interment  followed at the Arran Ukrainian Orthodox  Cemetery. She will be sadly missed by sons Ken and his children Gary and Stacey, and Garry (Marilyn) and their children Michael and Jennifer, and her sister Violet Hubic of Regina, as well as many nieces and nephews. Helen was born in Arran, SK. where she received her schooling. Helen was the second oldest of her family and had the responsibility for taking care of most her siblings. This experience, along with being an excellent student served her well when she went on to receive her training as an elementary school teacher in Ontario. When teaching she returned to spend the summers at the farm near Arran. Retiring in 1985 she moved to Benito where she enjoyed her home and garden, and living in this community for her remaining years. She was predeceased by her parents Michael and Anastasia, and brothers Joseph, Tarus, Steve, Donald and Peter, and husbands William Kent and Tom Hudson. Flowers greatly declined. If friends so desire please make donations in Helens memory to The Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Donald James Langan

passed away at the age of 76 years on August 12,2014 at the Kamsack and District Nursing Home.

A wake was held on  August 14, 2014 from the Cote First Nation Band Hall.

A funeral service was held on August 15, 2014 also from the Cote First Nation Band Hall.

Interment  followed at the Cote Cemetery.

Donald was schooled in the residential school system where he endured many hurts and emotional scars but was also a survivor. After residential school he returned to the Cote First Nation area where he spent most of his life.

Donald was predeceased by his parents; Henry Langan and Lorna Genille, Daughters; Velvet, Solena and Chrystal, stepfather; Peter Genille. Sisters; Barbara Bodnaryk, Emmalian Sholopiak, Jackie Langan and Lorna Genille, brothers; Garry Langan, Henry Jr Langan, Walter Langan, Louis Genille, Leslie Genille

He was survived by; sons; Delbert (Delli) Whitehawk, Donald (Dino) Whitehawk and Kingsley Shingoose. Brothers; Richard Langan, Jerry Langan, Bryan Langan, Darrell Langan, Abe Langan,Murphey Genille, Lawrence Genille. Sisters; Lorraine Papequash and Joanne Langan. Special mention granddaughter; Kelly Stevenson.

Donald was also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.



Victor Earl Cote

passed away on July 25, 2014 in Saskatoon,SK.

A traditional wake was held on Sunday, July 27, 2014 from the Cote First Nation Band Hall.

A traditional funeral service was held on Monday, July 28, 2014  also from the Cote First Nation Band Hall.

Interment followed at the Cote First Nation Cemetery.

Parents, Victoria & Delbert Rattlesnake (Step Dad).

Brothers, Blair ( Sherry) Rattlesnake, Vincent (Michelle) Rattlesnake, Jonathon Rattlesnake, Alvin Cote of Winnipeg ,Manitoba. Sisters, Trudy (Curtis) & Tracey (Daniel) ( Twins) Rattlesnake. All from Valley River First Nation


Extended Family Brother & Sisters from Hector Stevenson, Wally ( Giselle) Stevenson, Peter Stevenson, Michelle Stevenson, Melissa Stevenson. All from Cote First Nation.


Daughter, Chantal Cote, Step-daughter Arleigh Cote. From Cote First Nation.


Predeceased by, Biological Father, Hector Stevenson, Grandparents , Kenneth Earl Cote & Sarah Violet Cote. His Sisters, Angela Grace Cote, Priscilla Cote, Valerie Cote. His Brother, Virgil Stevenson. Nephew Sundance Cote. Niece Wendy Cote. Uncles Eric Cote, Kenword Cote. Aunts, Peggy Cote and Sonja Cote.


Leaves to Mourn, Victoria & Delbert Rattlesnake ( Parents), Chantal ( Daughter ), Aunties, Sylvia, Rosella, Bonnie, Uncles, Valentino, Earl, Vernon, Christopher, Curtis and Greg (Cote). Nephew, Adam Cote. There are also many nieces and nephews.



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.