Reg Reminek

of Pelley, Saskatchewan passed away at the age of 57 years on September 28, 2015 in Yorkton,Saskatchewan.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, October 2, 2015 starting at 2:00pm from the Chapel of Andrychuk Funeral Home.

A private family interment will take place at the Peaceful Cove Cemetery  following the service.

Reg was born on May 18, 1958 in Kamsack to Mike and Pauline Reminek. He was the youngest of four children. He was born and raised in the Pelly area and went on to raise his own children on the farm he grew up on. After high school he worked for a period of time in Thompson and Winnipeg, Manitoba which he avidly told stories about. Reg married the love of his life Barbara on August 7, 1982 and they began their famiy shortly after that. Reg was passionate about farming and cattle and spent his life pursuing those dreams alongside his father Mike. He especially loved harvest and haying time. As he was transitioning from farming and downsizing, he began working for Chris Johnson at Big Horn Logging up north then moved on to the Western Alfalfa Milling plant. At 54 years old he pursued his 1A licensing and began working for Chris Johnson again at Big Horn Logging but this time down south. Reg truly enjoyed the time he spent driving semi and the experience of working in the oil fields. He was an avid and animated story teller and loved to share his experiences in life with those who crossed his path. He was a man full of wisdom and knowledge that only life experience can bring. He was keenly interested in what others were up to in their lives and made a point of always striking up conversation with those around him. He was a man of honesty and integrity and he strove to instill those values into his children and grandchildren.

Amongst everything Reg accomplished in his life, his grandchildren are what he would identify as his pride and joy. Those kids were the one thing that could make Reg smile no matter what. He loved each and every one of those little babies and he took every opportunity he could to watch them grow and to teach them all they needed to know about the farm.

Reg will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 33 years, Barbara, his three children Kyla (Lyndon), Jason (Megan) and Shannon (Jason) along with his grandchildren Madalyn, Toby, Hudson, Rowan, Noah and baby on the way. He is also survived by his three sisters, Marilyn (Mitch), Linda and Cheryl (Bernie) along with several nieces, nephews, brother and sister in laws who were all so very important to him. He is predeceased by his father Michael and his mother Pauline.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Reg’s name to the East Central Health Foundation (Sunrise Health Region) towards the purchase of their new CT scanner






Nellie Koroluk

(the widow of the late Mike Koroluk)  of Yorkton and formerly of Kamsack passed away at the age of 88 years on September 23, 2015 in Yorkton, Sk.

A prayer service was held on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 from the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Holy Transfiguration Yorkton.

A funeral service was held on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 from the chapel of Andrychuk Funeral Home in Kamsack.

Interment  followed at the Riverview Cemetery.

Nellie was born in Ukraine in 1927, the second of three children of Dmetro and Anne Swerhun. She was given the name Anastastia at birth, but this was later changed to Nellie when the family arrived in Canada in 1936. She had two brothers, Steve (deceased) of Chicago, and Stan of Calgary.

Nellie grew up east of Kamsack where her parents farmed. She was an independent person and loved to travel. On finishing high school, Nellie moved to the Toronto area to live with family friends. At this time, Nellie began studying to become a teacher, finishing her teaching studies at the Normal School in Moose Jaw. She taught at several country schools in the Kamsack area the last being the Luzan district school southwest of Kamsack. It was here that she met Mike Koroluk who was responsible for delivering water to the nearby school.

After leaving Luzan School, Nellie began teaching at Gill Elementary School in Port Alberni. While in BC, Nellie married Mike in 1958. In 1960 they moved back to the Koroluk family farm southwest of Kamsack. They were partners in the family farm where they raised three children. Nellie continued to teach in the Kamsack area and at Victoria School.

Mike and Nellie spent 42 happy years of marriage. After Mike’s death in 2001, Nellie moved to Yorkton where she lived for fourteen years. There she kept in touch with her old friends and made many new ones. Nellie enjoyed embroidery, quilt making, knitting and reading, becoming a fan of mysteries, receiving audio books from the Yorkton Library when her eyesight began to deteriorate. She also became a frequent guest at her children’s homes in Ottawa, amazing everyone by her ability to travel by herself well into her eighties. Nellie was always proud of her children and a great support to them, stressing education, always providing an understanding and sympathetic ear, and sound advice.

Nellie was happy to the end of her life. She is greatly missed by her three children, Robert (Mary McKennirey), Randy and Lori (Louis Comtois), her brother Stan (Gina) Swerhun and their daughter Karen Lilly of Calgary, and her nephew Steve Swerhun of Chicago.




Jocelyn Okemow

of Pelly, Saskatchewan passed away at the age of 39 years on September 20, 2015 in Winnipeg,Manitoba.

A wake was held in Winnipeg on Friday, September 25, 2015 and Saturday, September 26, 2015 from the chapel of Aboriginal Funeral home located at 724 Selkirk, Ave.

A wake was held on Sunday, September 27, 2015 from the Keeseekoose First Nation Band Hall.

A funeral was held on Monday, September 28, 2015  also from the Keeseekoose First Nation Band Hall.

Interment  followed at the Keeseekoose First Nation Traditional Cemetery.

Glenda Cote

passed away at the age of 34 years on September 19, 2015 in Saskatoon,SK.

A wake was held on  September 23, 2015 from the Cote First Nation Band Hall.

A funeral was held on  September 24, 2015  also from the Cote First Nation Band Hall.

Interment followed at the Cote First Nation Cemetery.

Glenda is survived by: her partner Chris Weisenberger Her mother: Devonie Keshane( Darnell Bird ), Her

father; Stacey Crowe, Her Children: Fiona, Aaliyah, Lasha (bean) Her siblings: Travis (Lacey), Chasity (Troy), Lynne (Lester), Dezierenne (Cassidy), Chris, special cousin Evelyn Severight and Friend Kristy Papequash, As well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Glenda was predeceased by: Her Maternal Grandparents Ernest & Myrtle Cote Paternal Grandparents Gilbert Crowe, Alexanderina Crowe. Her brother; Brent Cote, Her sister Shenoa Sparvier, Adrienne Marie Crowe.




Anne Tupycia

of Pelly, Saskatchewan passed away on Sunday, September 20, 2015 in the Kamsack Nursing Home at the age of 88 years.

A visitation/ viewing was held on Sunday, September 27, 2015 in the chapel of the Andrychuk Funeral Home in Kamsack, Saskatchewan.

A funeral (with a brief viewing prior) was held on Monday, September 28, 2015 also from  the chapel of the Andrychuk Funeral Home.

Interment  followed at the Kamsack Riverview Cemetery.

A luncheon was held following the interment at the Pelly Happy Hearts.

Annie was born on a farmstead in the Racing Lake area (between Pelly & Arran, Saskatchewan) to Demetro & Abrosia Stanowski. She married Peter Tupycia in 1945 and gave birth to their only child, Lavina, in August of 1951. Sometime after that she had a “nervous breakdown” & was eventually diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. Initial treatments included periods of institutionalizations & electroshock therapy. Nevertheless, later in life she loved gardening, canning (best pickles!) & walked everywhere.

Ann was predeceased by her husband Peter, her parents, sisters Jane Hrabchak & Mary Rosswell, daughter Lavina Kluke, grandson Terry Hubelit & great grandson Daniel.

Ann is survived by her granddaughter Laurie (Morgan) Gallup, great granddaughters Aleisha, Ashley & Adrienne Vanin, all of Alberta; as well as nieces & nephews from both Stanowski & Tupycia family trees.

Deep gratitude and respect for Dr. Bishop for his care, empathy & understanding of Baba’s illnesses. Special thanks to Verna Kabatoff for her patience & dedication with Annie’s home care prior to moving into the nursing home. Thanks to the staff of the Kamsack & District Nursing Home and all those who took the time to visit her despite the paranoia & withdrawal from socialization that her mental illness caused.

Donations may be made to the Schizophrenia Society of Saskatchewan; P. O. Box 305, Stn Main, Regina.


Wayne Southwind

passed away on August 20, 2015 at the age of 55 years in Winnipeg, Manitoba

A traditional wake was held on Sunday, September 13, 2015 from the Keeseekoose First Nation Band Hall.

A traditional Funeral was held on Monday, September 14, 2015 also from the Keeseekoose First Nation Band Hall.

Interment  followed at the Keeseekoose  First Nation Traditional Cemetery.

Wayne was educated in Alberta and Manitoba. He worked at numerous jobs over years. He was an artist. He always had kind words and showed his gentle ways.

Wayne was predeceased by his dad Martin Southwind, stepson’ Wayne Acoby of Winnipeg, grandparents; Edward Bird and Daisy Bird (nee Sabit), great grandmother; Flora Southwind, brothers; Michael and Terrance, sister; Clara.

He is survived by his mother Joan Southwind, sisters; Lorna Smoke of Calgary, Gloria Southwind of Calgary, Beverly Southwind of Calgary, Brenda Southwind of Saskatoon, nieces; Kimberly Smoke and her sons Sameul and Benjamin as well as daughter Blaize Smoke, Sky Southwind and Louise Panther Bone and her son Maven Crane, nephews; Ashley Smoke, Tyler Southwind and daughter; Kayeyan, Elroy Panther Bone(2nd) and his children Janessa, Chloe Panther Bone, Elroy(3rd), and Rochell, Kyle Southwind and his sons; Dayton and Kaston, Nolan Reimer, Ryan Reimer as well as numerous friends, relatives, aunts and uncles from Keeseekoose, Calgary and Winnipeg.

The family would like to thank the Musqua family, many friends, Family, chief and council as well as the Keeseekose community for your help at this difficult time.



Dr. Cedric Dey

passed away at the age of 88 years on September 6, 2015 at the Kamsack and District Nursing Home.

A celebration of life service was  held on Monday, September 14, 2016 from Westminster United Church.

Interment will take place at a later date.

Cedric was born on May 17, 1927 on the island of Wakenaam in the mighty Essequibo River in Guyana, South America. He completed his schooling in Georgetown before moving to the U. S. for higher education. He took his B.S.C at Howard University in Washington, D.C. and his D.D.S. at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. Following an Internship at the Toronto General Hospital in 1960 he practiced dentistry in Toronto until 1969 when he returned to Guyana to practice for 6 years.

He had two daughters, Kyla and Ricki, from his marriage to Billy Hurley, and three daughters Gillian, Phoebe and Annelisa from his marriage to Myrna Williams. He, Myrna, and their girls moved from Guyana to Kamsack in 1976. He practiced dentistry here until 1996 when his office burned down. In April 2014 Cedric moved to the Kamsack Nursing Home where he, along with his family in constant attendance, was embraced with loving care.

Cedric was very proud of his Guyanese heritage, which he blended with a cosmopolitan world view. He was also proud of his daughters and 12 grandchildren. He had a passion for golf, approaching it with the usual discipline he brought to everything he cared about.

Cedric was a man of uncommon class. He enriched us in ways too vast to measure: intelligence, wisdom, generosity, warmth, humour, and delight in living, best expressed by his captivating laugh. Though he had been retreating from us gradually, his essence as a gentleman remained until the end. Our hearts will always be filled with our love for him.

He leaves behind his loving wife, Myrna, daughters Kyla (Keith) Hinson, of Los Angeles, Ricki (Gerald) Shaw of Atlanta, Gillian (Cam) Dunn of Leduc, Phoebe Dey of Edmonton, Annelisa (Novell) Thomas of Brandon, brother Randolph (Janette) Dey of Toronto,  grandchildren Keith-Alan, Kyle, Kendall, Riley, Rhys, Gabrielle, Libby, Kai, Ellis, Quincy, Lennox and Genevieve as well as many nieces and nephews.

If friends so desire donation’s in Cedric’s memory may be made to the Kamsack and District Nursing Home Auxiliary.

Shauna Quewezance

passed away at the age of 24 years on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 in Yorkton , Saskatchewan.

A traditional was be held on  September 2,2015 from the Keeseekoose Chiefs Educational Complex.

A traditional funeral was held on  September 3,2015 also from the Keeseekoose Chiefs Educational Complex.

Interment  followed at the Keeseekoose First Nation Traditional Cemetery..

Michael Levi Mentuck

passed away at the age of 21 years on August 15, 2015 at the Keeseekoose First Nation.

A wake was held on Sunday, August 30, 2015 from house # 117 (Edna Kakakaway’s House) on Keeseekoose First Nation.

A Funeral Mass was held on Monday, August 31, 2015 from the St Philips Roman Catholic Church.

Interment  followed at the St Philips Roman Catholic Cemetery.

Mikey will be missed by his mother Edna Kakakaway, his biological father Ivan (Rema) Mentuck, his sisters; Shawn (Fred), Twyla, Donna, Christie (Brad), Tracy, Irene (Tweet-Tweet), Mellissa, Lisa, Riviera, his brother; Denale, Lavern (Terri), Bradley (Erin), Chandon, Morley, Nathan, Ivan Jr, Gregory, Matthew, Derek, Ian, Ramsey, Ethan, Monty, Tyler, Riychel, his uncles and aunties; Mildred (Mervin), Curtis (Trudie), Cameron (Roxanne), Connie, Karen, Natalie( Leslie), Brian (Caroline), special nieces; Dymin Kakakaway and Tye-Lee Kakakaway and numerous nieces and nephews.

Michael is predeceased by his father John Kakakaway Sr, his biological mother: Mary Mentuck, brothers; John Kakakaway Jr, Ashley Kakakaway, grandfather; William John Mentuck, grandmother; Georgina Mentuck.

 Michael is also known as Mikey and Mikey-Doodle.

 Mikey received his education at St Philips and Keeseekoose Chiefs Education Centre. Mikey enjoyed the outdoors, he was always willing to help mom around the house. Mikey got along with everyone because he had a kind and generous heart. Mikey will be missed by his many friends.

The family would like to thank the many friends and family for your prayers, support, food, thoughts and kindness at this great time of loss. These things will not be forgotten.


Alicia (Ally) Rusk-Southwind

passed away at the age of 28 years on August 19, 2015 in Yorkton,Saskatchewan.

A  wake was held on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 from the Cote First Nation Band Hall.

A  funeral service was held on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 also from the Cote First Nation Band Hall.

Interment  followed at the Cote First Nation Cemetery.

Ally was born in Kamloops, B.C on May 13,1987 to Sharon Rusk.

She grew up in Kamloops, B.C and in 1996 she, her mom and sister moved to Saskatchewan.

She is predeceased by her grandmother Vera Rusk, grandfather (Daddin) Lewis Rusk, and

uncle Murray Rusk.

Ally leaves behind to mourn her passing, her Husband Kenward, children Karis, George (JR), Ryder and Kenley. Her mother Sharon Horse, sister Morggan Sanderson (Mike), brother Grayson Horse, sister Montanna Horse and sister Jenessa Horse. Father Mark Dick and grandmother Patricia Bennett and great grandmother Jeanne Kelly. Aunt Cindy, Bradley (Keith) numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She will be missed dearly by family and friends.