Kasper Wosminity

passed away at the age of 74 years on November 25, 2015 in Regina, Saskatchewan.

Prayers were held on Sunday, November 29, 2015 from the Chapel of Andrychuk Funeral Home.

A funeral service was held on Monday, November 30, 2015 also from the chapel of Andrychuk Funeral Home.

Interment  followed at the Riverview Cemetery.

Kasper was born on April 5, 1941 in Yorkton, Saskatchewan to Anton and Mary Wosminity (nee Bialobzyski). He grew up on the family farm in the Playmore District. He attended Luzan School. He worked on the family farm, and later he worked in Yorkton as a mechanic at Katernack Service.

Kasper met the love of his life Adeline Glute and was married on May 14, 1966. They settled on the family farm where Kasper grew up. Together they had five children. In February 1991 Adeline passed away. Kasper continued to farm and raise his children. He had a setback when he had heart surgery but recovered and continued to go out to work farming. Kasper always loved the farming way of life and greatly enjoyed the times on the tractor and combine. He enjoyed the outdoors. Hunting and fishing and camping were his favorite things to do. Family was most important to him. He liked to share his stories and hear them too. He had a great personality and wonderful sense of humor.

Kasper was predeceased by his loving wife Adeline in February 1991, his father and mother Anton and Mary Wosminity, father-in-law Harry and mother-in-law Pauline Glute.

He is survived by his two sisters Helen Sakal of Canora, SK, and Angeline (Tony) Chupa of Canora, SK. His children Mary-Ann (John) Fernuik of Kamsack, Ken Wosminity of Yorkton, Korry Wosminity of Kamsack, Cheryl (Brad) Danylko of Yorkton, Lisa (Jeff) Poppenheim of Stornoway, SK. Grandchildren; Jimmy, Haley, Michael, Scott, Briana, Hannah, Maddy, Logan, Tori, Kelsey and Cody. Numerous nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends.

If friends so desire donations in Kasper’s memory may be made to The Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Emily Oystreck

of Regina and formerly of Kamsack passed away at the age of 85 years on November 25, 2015 in Regina, Sk.

A funeral service was held on Saturday, November 28, 2015 from the chapel of Andrychuk Funeral Home.

Interment  followed at the Riverview Cemetery.

Emily is survived by her daughters, Shirley (Doug) Robson, Linda cook, Lavina (Jim) Mykietiuk, Mavis (Ernie) Todoschuk, Debbie (John) Todoschuk,; sisters, Lillie Zelinski, Doris (Fred) Albert, Edna Kirkup; 10 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

Emily was predeceased by her parents, Bill and Tekla; husband John; son Garry; brothers Mike and John; sisters, Anne, Lena and Mary.

Donations in Emily’s memory may be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Mary Pollon

Funeral service for our beloved mother, Mary Pollon, age 90 of Regina and formerly of Pelly and Kamsack who passed away at the Pasqua Hospital on November 22, 2015 was held on November 27, 2015 at the Chapel of Andrychuk Funeral Home in Kamsack starting at 10:30 am  with Pastor Stephen Ruten officiating. Burial was  held in the Riverview Cemetery.

Mom was born on September 13, 1925 to John and Ragna Johnson of Canwood, Saskatchewan. She started school near Canwood. After her father’s death when mom was six years old, her family moved to various places in Saskatchewan and North Dakota as her mother tried to earn a living during the depression years. Eventually her family moved near the Whitebeach area of Saskatchewan where her mother ran the food service function for the Porcupine Lumber Company. Mom continued her schooling in the nearby community of Pelly, Saskatchewan. It was during this time that she met her future husband, Harry Pollon.

Mom and dad were married on August 24, 1943 while dad was on leave from the army during the Second World War. Dad left for an overseas posting to England 10 days after their marriage. He returned from overseas in February 1946 and they made their home at Pelly until 1991 when they moved to Kamsack, SK.

Mom and dad had a large family of 13 children. Mom’s priority in life was raising and providing for us, her children. For many years finances were a struggle and mom did the best she could with what she had. She always put the needs of her children far ahead of her own. She endured many years of sacrifices without today’s modern conveniences of indoor heat or plumbing, microwave ovens, dishwashers or disposable diapers. Mom worked hard to feed and clothe us. She was proud of her kids. She enjoyed spending time during her retirement years with visits and being showered with many gifts as a partial, but obvious insufficient recognition of the many sacrifices she made earlier in her life.

For many years mom did not have the time or opportunity to enjoy life outside the home. When she did have time and especially during her retirement years, she enjoyed watching curling and equestrian events on television. A significant highlight of her life, was when the children as a celebration of their 45th wedding anniversary, sent mom and dad to England to see where dad was posted during the war.

Mom is survived by her loving family; four daughters: Katherine (Maurice) Choptain of Winnipeg, MB, Helen (Wayne) LeBlanc of Winnipeg, MB, Leona (Sidney) Slack of Winnipeg, MB and Betty Pollon of LaRonge, SK; nine Sons: Albert (Christine) of Sedley, SK, Harold (Brenda) of Okotoks, AB, Clifford (Colleen) of Warman, SK, Lee of Yorkton, SK, Dale (Betty) of Saskatoon, SK, Stanley (Liz) of Kamsack, SK, Larry (Laurie) of Strasbourg, SK, Edward (Harriet) of Wembley, AB and Stuart (Marilyn) of Regina, SK.

Mom is survived by her brother George (Mary) Johnson of Pelly, SK and two sister’s-in-law; Isabella Haugen and Carole Pollon both of Winnipeg, MB; 20 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Mom was predeceased by Harry, her husband of 63 years in September, 2006, parents, John and Ragna Johnson, step-father, Verner Olson; brother John in infancy; infant grandson Taylor Pollon; son-in-law Red Souther; and numerous brothers and sisters-in-law.

Following dad’s death, mom moved to Regina in 2007 to be near family. She adapted well to life in a senior’s apartment and quickly formed many new and lasting friendships. She enjoyed the social aspects of her new surroundings including weekly trips to the Victoria Square Mall where she and her friends would enjoy a good visit over coffee.

In November 2010, mom suffered a devastating stroke that significantly impacted her daily functions and quality of life. Mom was placed in long-term care shortly thereafter and developed many new friendships with residents and staff of the long-term care facilities where she resided. During this time, her daily visits from family and social outings to the mall, restaurants and the home of family members became increasingly important to her. Mom worked extremely hard to partially regain her speech, mobility and use of her hand. Her courage and physical strength was an inspiration to all of us.

The complications of her stroke eventually took her life on November 22, 2015. The family will be forever grateful for the assistance of her physiotherapist Brandy Green and special care-aid Parveen Farrukh in enhancing her quality of life. The family would also like to extend special thanks to the Palliative Care team at the Pasqua Hospital for the exemplary care provided during mom’s final days. Donations in her memory can be made to Regina Palliative Care Inc, 1802 McAra Street, Regina, SK S4N 6C4.

 

If friends would like to donate flowers the family has requested that we post the phone number to the local flower shop.

Flower House Florist 1-306-542-1212.

 

 

Madeline Barton

passed away at the age of 84 years on November 19, 2015 at the Kamsack and District Nursing Home.

Prayers were held on Sunday, November 22, 2015 from the Chapel of Andrychuk Funeral Home.

A funeral mass was held on Monday, November 23, 2015 from St Stephen’s Roman Catholic Church.

Interment  followed at the St Philips Roman Catholic Cemetery.

Madeline is survived by two daughters Lucy (Allan) Chubak of Wawota and Carol (Keith) Bligh of Central Butte; one son David (Barb) Barton of Kamsack; one sister, Mabel Laevens of Kamsack, 9 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

Madeline is predeceased by her husband Art Barton: her parents Achiel and Mary Laevens (nee Mroske): Two sisters, Frances Breen, Marjorie Yaroshewski, and one brother, Lawrence Laevens.
If friends so desire donation’s in Madeline’s memory may be made to the St Philips Roman Catholic Cemetery Fund or to Eagle Stone Lodge.

Melba Bryant

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved Melba Bryant, wife, mother,grandmother, sister, auntie & friend.Melba passed away after a short battle with cancer at Seven Oaks on November 12, 2015 at the age of 75 years.

A traditional wake was held on Sunday, November 15, 2015 from the Cote First Nation Band Hall.

A funeral service was held on Monday, November 16, 2015 also from the Cote First Nation Band Hall.

Interment  followed at the Cote First Nation Cemetery.

She leaves behind to mourn, her partner; Jeff Milton, her children; Robert(Percy)(Shannon), Preston(Ann), David, Sandra(Poopins)(Norm), Claude(Poncho)(Crystal), grandchildren; Erik & Evan Redoblado, Conrad & Cynthia Staples , great-grandsons; Darian Lowey, Charles(Chucky)Staples, brothers & sisters; Shirley, David(Gabby) (Bonita), Wayne (Darlene), Evelyn(Girlie), Jim, Camilla, Reynold (Peewee)(Elaine), Andy, Ernestine(Dolly), plus her best friend Beatrice and her baby Princess.

She was predeceased by her parents; Mike Bryant and Catherine Severight, brothers and sisters; Lee(Alan)Bryant, Alvin(Bighead)Bryant, Alvina (Molly) Bryant, Josephine (Dolly) Whitehawk, Bill(Joker) Bryant, Dave Severight, Shirley Severight, Dean Severight and Carmen Langan – Pasqua.

 

 

 

Mary Kosmenko

passed away at the age of 91 years on November 11, 2015 at the Kamsack Hospital.

A visitation was held on Friday, November 20,2015 from the chapel of Andrychuk Funeral Home.

A funeral service was held on Saturday, November 21, 2015  from Westminster United Church

Interment  followed at the Riverview Cemetery

Mary was the daughter of Fred and Katherine Kuzenko, Mary was born in the family home near Dalroy, Alberta on May19, 1924. Mary and her parents moved to the Aisne School District near Kamsack, SK, when she was two years old. Mary resided there until her marriage to Alex Kosmenko on November 4, 1945. The couple lived on a farm south of Verigin, then purchased land near Kamsack, on which they lived until their move into town in 1987. Mary moved to Davis Towers in January 2004 and resided there until her death.

Mary was predeceased by her mother Katherine (Kobewka) Kuzenko in 1932, father Fred Kuzenko in 1976 and husband Alex Kosmenko in 2008.

She is survived by daughter Betty (Pat) McDougall, daughter Lynda Neuman (Mike McSween),son Randy (Corrina) Kosmenko; grandchildren Trevor (Yvette) Neuman, Chad (Jodi) Neuman, Scott (Kari) Neuman, Allison McDougall (Fred Landeen), Ryan (Carolina) McDougall, Ryley Kosmenko, Rhiannon Kosmenko, Jessie Kosmenko; and great grandchildren Lindsay McDougall, Jaxon Neuman, Owen McDougall and Nixon Neuman. Also left to mourn are her brothers John (Nina) Kuzenko and Mike (Florence) Kuzenko and their families, her treasured niece Wendy (Dale) Nelson, sisters in -law Maureen Kosmenko and Liz Ryz as well as numerous Kosmenko nieces, nephews and their families.
Donations in Mary’s memory may be made to the Kamsack Hospital Auxiliary

Frankie (Leslie) Straightnose

passed away on November 10, 2015 at the age of 48 years in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

A wake was on Friday, November 13, 2015 from The Keeseekoose Chiefs Educational Complex.

A funeral Service was on Saturday, November 14, 2015 from the St Philips Roman Catholic Church.

Interment  followed at the St Philips Roman Catholic Cemetery.

Frankie was educated at the St Philips School. From 1991-1995 he worked for Jim Custer’s farm in Russell, Manitoba doing farming and horse training. From 1996 – 2006 he worked at the Keeseekoose Arena as the maintenance man, then from 2008-2012 he worked for the Kahkewistahaw Gas & Convenience Store as a gas jockey in Yorkton, Saskatchewan and in 2015 he worked for Olysky Big Sky Farms.

Frankie was predeceased by his Great-Grandparents Joe & Margaret Straightnose, Grandmother Lucy Keshane, Grandpa Jerry Straightnose, Aunt Margaret “Kinch Girl” Keshane, Uncle Elton Sr  Keshane, Father Joseph” Suzy” Ironstand and Common-Law Leslie Quewezance.

He is survived by his companion Rhonda Durocher, Parents; Ted and Gladys Quewezance, Son; Frankie Quewezance of Keeseekoose First Nation, Daughter; Margaret Quewezance of Keeseekoose First Nation, Brother; Joseph “Juice” (Leigh) Cote of Prince Albert, Sisters; Lana (Matthew) Pelly of Yorkton, SK, Nola (Leonard) Fontaine of Saskatoon, SK, Monica (Trevor) Pelly of Saskatoon, SK, Amanda (Quincy) Adrian of Dalmeny, SK and Ericka (Edward) Ermine of Saskatoon, SK, Grandchildren; Eliya, Jay-Leigh and Halle Quewezance, Nephews; Chance & Easton Adrian, Jesiaha & Zachery Pelly, Louis Fontaine, Everan Ermine, Cross Cote, Nieces; Meagan, Pauline, Kaylee, Sierra Pelly, Danica Fontaine, Taydem Pachal, Heaven & Liberty Cote, Emily Shingoose.

 

 

 

 

 

Ken Severight

passed away on Saturday,  November 7, 2015 at the age of 64 years in Regina, Saskatchewan.

A traditional wake was held on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 from the Cote First Nation Band Hall.

A funeral service was held on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 also from the Cote First Nation Band Hall.

Interment  followed at the Cote First Nation Cemetery.

Ken was born and raised in Cote First Nation. Ken was together with his wife,Georgina for 37 years. He was a good family man who had taught his children numerous ongoing skills and talents. Ken was an elder and spiritual men. He has lived 37 years of sobriety and dedicated to the A. A program. Ken had numerous friends and people whom he touched their lives all over various communities.

Ken worked as a laborer, addictions counsellor, life skills coach in which he had a great connection with his clients. Ken worked until he started getting sick with Renal failure. Ken loved his music, played guitar, and sang, he,influenced his family to get into karaoke. He was a large Maple Leaf fan who had faith in them every season to win the cup. Ken loved spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren and all his family.

Ken left his family, friends and people (who knew him) with a positive impact. He will be missed by all who have experienced a special connection and whose lives he touched.

Ken was predeceased by (Grandparents: Ethel and Adam Stevenson, Pat Severight and Annabelle Musqua. Mother; Virginia Severight, Father: John Thomas Quewezance, siblings: Barbara Severight, Beatrice Miersch, Grandsons: George – Alfred and Bradley- Jay.

He is survived by: his wife Georgina, children: Virginia, Barbara, Ken Jr, grandchildren- Gabrielle, Kendra, and Kenton. Ken also raised: Rodney Nippi, Allen Whitehawk and Kashtin Quewezance. Siblings: Wanda (Smitty) Cote, Angeline Severight, Leslie Smith, Anne Bryant, Hazel (Robert) Whitehawk, Deana (Allan) Kakakaway, Donna Strongquill, Kevin (Norma) Strongquill as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and grandchildren.

The family would like to say a special thank you to Anita Tourangeau for being devoted, humorous,

patient, caring and careful when you drove him to dialysis.

 

Jeffrey Brent Koroluk

passed away at the age of 61 years on October 11, 2015 in Kamsack, Saskatchewan.

Prayers were held on Thursday, October 15, 2015 from the Chapel of Andrychuk Funeral Home.

A Celebration of Jeff’s life was held on Friday, October 16, 2015 from O.C.C Hall in Kamsack.

Interment  followed at the Riverview Cemetery.

Jeff was born in Kamsack to Metro and Winnie Koroluk. He went to Victoria and Assiniboine Elementary Schools, Kamsack Junior High School and Collegiate Institute. During that time he spent his days playing as many sports as possible including track, basketball and football, and working at Laimon and Banks Grocery Store. In 1977, Jeff completed his Bachelor of Education from the University of Saskatchewan while playing football for the Huskies and then went to teach in Whitewood. In his summers Jeff spent his time at Madge Lake where he met his future wife, Colleen Clements. They enjoyed dancing at cabarets and hanging out with the “Shameless” crew, and after 2 years of dating they were happily married on July 11th, 1981 in Regina. They both settled in Whitewood and he began to coach everything with a ball or bat. Then along came Devon in 1984 and Natasha in 1988. After, they decided to move to back to the place where it all started, and build their dream home at Madge Lake. There he became a man of many talents whether it was spending his days working at the Madge Lake Golf Course, Duck Mountain Ski Hill or Northern Quinoa Corp. His teaching career continued at Pelly, Kamsack and then at Keeseekoose Chiefs Education Centre where he became Vice Principal. Then Jeff retired in 2010, but couldn’t stay away. He began to substitute and take on part-time positions at Kamsack Comprehensive Institute.

He loved sports and taught many the value of sportsmanship throughout his years playing, coaching and refereeing football and basketball. Jeff often taught coaching clinics and he was a member of many coaching associations both provincially and nationally. He was always spending his time on the golf course, in the lake or on the gym floor.

Jeff always valued time with family and often travelled to see them for their special events. Jeff’s family made many trips across the prairies and mountains to see new places and catch up with friends and family. It was that or host them all for King Family Reunions and Clements Christmases. After retiring, he travelled down south to Yuma, Arizona with Colleen and Miko for golf, reading, and entertaining visitors.

He leaves behind his loving wife Colleen of 34 years, son Devon (Calgary), daughter Natasha (London, England) and his mother Winnie Koroluk (King). His older brother Bob and Pheobe (Robin Friesen, Catherine Simmans and Gregory Simmans). His younger brother Stan and Tammie (Katie, Hayden and Jillian). He also leaves behind many aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews from Clements, Koroluk and King families.

He was predeceased by his father Metro Koroluk (2001).

If friends so desire donation’s in Jeffrey’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke foundation or to the Kidney Foundation.

Carmen Langan-Pasqua

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved Carmen Kathleen Pasqua, wife, mother, grandmother, sister, auntie & friend.

Carmen passed away after a long battle with, diabetes at Regina General Hospital on October 3, 2015 at the age of 55 years.

A traditional wake was held on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 from the Indian Metis Christian Fellowship Hall located at 3131 Dewdney Ave  in Regina,Saskatchewan.

A traditional wake was held on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 from the Cote First Nation Band Hall.

A funeral service was held on Thursday, October 8, 2015 also from the Cote First Nation Band Hall.

Interment  followed at the Cote First Nation Cemetery.

She leaves behind to mourn her husband; Irvin W. Pasqua, Her children; Alicia (Tom), Nakita (Robert), & Juanita (David), stepdaughters; Tina(Kelsey), Miranda (Fred), & Jennifer, Her grandchildren; Kayla, Kylie, Phoenix, Ernest and Jarius, Sisters; Melba (Jeff) & Ernestine, Brothers; Reynold (Elaine), & Andrew, her special cousin/sisters Lori-Lee”Baby Doll” Kitchemonia & Leona Cote, plus numerous family & friends.

Carmen was predeceased by her parents; Ernest & Katherine Severight, Brothers; Dean & Lesley ”Davey”, Son; Ernest Dean, Grandchildren; Charly & Niko