Jory Keshane

passed away at the age of 26 years on April 22, 2016 in Regina, Saskatchewan.

A wake was held on Monday, April 25, 2016 from the Keeseekoose Full Gospel Church.

A funeral was  held on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 also from the Keeseekoose Full Gospel Church.

Interment  followed at the Keeseekoose Full Gospel Cemetery.

Jory was a fighter right up to the end; he never complained and never thought of giving up. He always thought positive and planning what he was going to do when he got better. Jory loved sports, such as hockey, ball and golf. He was an avid Philadelphia Flyers fan. Jory was also comical in so many ways, making us laugh at his funny way of saying things; he was cheeky and loved to bug everyone especially his Dad. Jory had dreams, plans and hopes. He loved and knew Jesus, he read his bible and talked about many scriptures. Jory’s last word was “Jesus”

Jory is pre-deceased by:

(Mothers side)
Great grandfather Henry Stanley Keshane, Great grandmother Agnes Keshane, Great grandfather Duncan Cote and Great grandmother Dorothy Ironstand.

(Fathers side)
Great grandmother Dorothy Crowe, Great grandfather James Crowe, Great grandfather Victor Shingoose, Great grandmother Evelyn Shingoose, Grandfather Maynard Whitehawk and Grandfather Louie Morin

Jory is survived by:
His dad Mark Whitehawk and mom Crystal Whitehawk, his brothers Mark “Trez” Keshane and Tristan “TK” Keshane (Shenika), His sisters Anena Keshane and Christie Whitehawk and his cat Wapos.
Jory is survived by his grandparents Ernie & Violet Keshane, his aunties and uncles; Alvina & Calvin Straightnose, Tilly & William (Bill) Desnomie and Selena & Ernie Dieter. His Nephews Micah and Carter Keshane along with Niece Kendall Taypotat (mother Cassie). Cousins; George Keewatin, Tara Keshane, Sky Keshane, Kelly Desnomie, William Desnomie, Morgan Straightnose, Hayden Wilson, Stephan Brass, Daylen Keshane, Tabitha Dieter, Treah Dieter, Taylor Dieter and Justine Severight, uncle Leon Keshane (Gina)

Jory is also survived by his grandmother Barbara Whitehawk, Auntie’s Teresa Straightnose, Colleen (Devin) Severight, Lavina Olenick, Sonia Whitehawk , Michelle Morin, Uncles Steven Iron,
Jason Morin and Maynard Whitehawk Jr. As well his cousins; Leonard Kitchemonia iii, Kieth Kitchemonia , Eric Kitchemonia, Johanna Whitehawk, Maynard Whitehawk iii, Kwaniel Whitehawk, Devon Severight, Barbara Severight , Harold Straightnose, Lloyd Straightnose, Tyler Whitehawk and Jade Whitehawk.

Mary Langan

passed away at the age of 78 years on April 18, 2016 in Kamsack, Saskatchewan.

A traditional wake was held on Thursday, April 21, 2016 from the Keeseekoose Chiefs Educational Complex.

A funeral service was held on Friday, April, 22, 2016 also from the Keeseekoose Chiefs Educational Complex.

Interment followed at the Keeseekoose First Nation Traditional Cemetery.

Mary was a good friend, a great mother, an awesome grandmother, Most of all, a wonderful teacher who was a strong and courageous woman. She always knew what to say when you’re feeling down and out or when somethings wrong. She knew how to make your day. When we would ask her for something she would tell us “ateeny, you think I`m f—— crazy“. Anyways she always told us to tell everyone when she dies, to think of the good things we have done for her.

Mary is survived by her children; Velma Langan (Hilliard), Paxton Langan, Curtis Langan (Vera), Tuesday Langan, Stephanie Quewezance (Jack), Zelda (Aubrey), Quewezance, grandchildren; Sonya, Justin, Natalie, Trenton, Paxton, Toni, Randall, Dusty, Tasha, Kim, Lisa, Ryan, Levi, Christopher, Donavan, Jeremy, Daniel, Darryl, Logan, Alex, Marie, Martin, Carlene, J.J, Maryann, James, Mitch, Roland, Kendall, as well as numerous great grandchildren and a only great great grandson Marshall Myron, sisters; Audrey Cochrane and Teresa Papequash.

She was predeceased by; parents; father Joseph Quewezance, mother; Mary Anne (Severight)
Quewezance, Randall Wayne Langan, Charles Alexander Cochrane, sisters; Leona Straightnose, Rosemary Papequash, Marlene Quewezance, brother; Ralph Quewezance, children; Baby Langan, Debbie Langan, Vernon Langan, Calvin Langan, Nellie Langan grandchildren; Charnel Bryant and (Baby Langan – (Tuesday`s daughter).

Kelvin Albert Sumner

passed away at the age of 42 years on April 11, 2016 in Kamsack, Saskatchewan.

A wake was held on Saturday, April 16, 2016  from the Cote First Nation Band Hall.

A funeral service was held on Sunday, April 17, 2016 also from the Cote First Nation Band Hall.

Interment followed at the New  Cote First Nation Cemetery.

Kelvin is survived by his children Marlon, Tawni (Brad), Cassius, Bria and Khali, father; Brian Sumner (Florence), Biological father; Albert Sumner (Darlene), grandmothers; Ruth Oudie (Clayton), &Helen Sumner, brother; Matthew (Darlene), sisters; Sandra (J.R Wilfred), Odette (Elton), Kyla, Valentine, Rachel, Martha, Daisy, Kevin, Teresa, numerous aunties, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Special niece Falon and special nephew Marcus, Oscar, Boston. Neighbor Ariel and companion Kathleen Cote.

Kelvin was predeceased by his loving wife Charmaine (March 2005), Mother; Rhonda Sumner (February 2005), grandparents; Morris (January 1989), & Mary Sumner (August 2015), Lillian Scott (February 2014), grandfather; Isaac Sumner (January 1982), and Norman Bird (January 2010), brother; Randy Sumner (February 2000).

Kelvin was born on November 18, 1973 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Kelvin was a loving father, son, brother, grandson and friend.To his family he was known as Birdy and Boo Boo. How Kelvin got his nickname Boo Boo was when he was 2 years old whenever he wanted attention he would cry “ Boo Boo” and everyone would come running to him to see if he was hurt but he wasn’t he just loved everyone giving him attention. Birdy’s passion in life was taking care of his family & friends. He always went out of his way to make them feel comfortable. His laughter and smile was contagious and is a known fact and everyone he spoke to would break into a fit of laughter because of this. Birdy’s other passion was working on vehicles and anytime anyone seen him he was either under the hood or under another vehicle.

At the age of 9 he took his grandmothers clock apart and put it back together again. He also took apart grandma’s lamps, radio and an iron. He said he wanted to see what everything looked like inside and if he could put it back together again, and he always did put everything back together.

He had his first mechanical experience putting together a bike and this is where his mechanical career began. Kelvin obtained his GED in 2007 and processed with Automotive Mechanics for his career.

The family would also like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Pinaymootang First Nation Chief and Council, Cote First Nation Chief and Council, Lana Thompson, Daphne Veroneau, Rhonda Anderson Phoebe, PFN Administration Staff and Andrychuk Funeral Home.

Alfred Ethen Severight

Passed away at the age of 26 years on March 30, 2016 in Kamsack, Saskatchewan.

A wake was held on Sunday, April 3, 2016 from the Keeseekoose Chiefs Educational Complex.

A funeral service was held on Monday, April 4, 2016  also from the Keeseekoose Chiefs Educational Complex.

Interment  followed at the Keeseekoose Full Gospel Cemetery.

Alfred achieved his grades 10 and 11 at the Parkland Collage before he was employed by Jim Tomochko whom he helped build the new Kamsack Petro can and Medical Clinic. He was a hardworking man who loved his family dearly and was very proud of them. Alfred was a loving, caring father to his babies. He gave his girls everything. He also took pride in his little brother Kashton for being the best uncle to his babies. He was proud of all his siblings and tried to help them when he could.

Alfred and I loved each other very much. He was one of a kind man and was simply the best to me. He was wonderful with a heart of gold. He also loved sports. Badminton, Slo-Pitch and Volleyball. In 2011 the Cote men’s volleyball team won the treaty four volleyball tournament and Alfred was awarded the MVP and numerous medals won in Badminton. For the past nine years we’ve played in the Yorkton slo-pitch league and in 2014 we finally won the league. So many accomplishments we have made during our 5 year relationship, but having our two baby girls was the best one, because they were our blessings.

Alfred leaves to mourn his long-time partner Janine Straightnose, his children whom he loved and cherished with all his heart Nada-Leigh Straightnose, Angel Severight and his two step daughters whom he helped raised as his own Jem Ketchemonia and Tiaryn Straightnose his parents Jeff Severight & Enilda Cote, siblings; Iona (Wayne) Severight, Kashton (Tyra) Cote, and Josie Cote, grandparents; Joseph and Judy Quewezance.

He was predeceased by grandparents Willard Brass and Maggie Severight , auntie Kim Cote-Whitehawk, uncle Curtis Cote Sr and cousin Kurtis Cote Jr.

Frank Airriess

passed away at the age of 56 years on March 29, 2016 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

A celebration of Frank’s life will be held in August 2016 with date and time to be announced at a later date.

JUNE 26, 1959 – MARCH 29, 2016
Frank Robert Airriess was born in Roblin, Manitoba on his father’s birthday June 26, 1959, to George and Rose Airriess, their third of six children. He passed away peacefully with his partner and his youngest brother by his side. He was also surrounded by four angels Jason, RJ, Melanie, and Shianne.
He grew up helping on the family farm in the Togo district and continued to farm with his dad till his dad’s passing. He started school in Togo and graduated from the KCI in Kamsack. After graduation he went to SIAST and received a diploma in welding. After working for a short time in BC he returned to the farm and started working at Gateway Enterprises which lasted for 34 years. His customers knew if they needed a part to stop at the house and he would always go and get them what they needed to keep them going. Last fall he started working for Nykolaishen Farm Equipment.
Frank would always stop and share a laugh or some conversation. He would always help whoever, whenever, wherever needed.
Frank loved sports and the TV rarely moved off the TSN station. Frank was an avid bowler, curler and golfer. One of his biggest accomplishments was earning the right to go to the Master Bowlers of Canada National competition. More than playing the sports he loved helping the youth learn those sports. When he was bowling he got his Level 2 Coaching and helped with the Youth Bowlers Association in Kamsack. He coached the cadet curling team and was so thrilled this year when the cadet team won the zones and went to provincials. The past two summers he has been teaching his grandsons to golf and their favourite, how to drive the golf cart, “But don’t tell Grandma”.
Frank supported all community events in both Togo and Kamsack. If there was a fundraiser going on he would always attend or support in whatever way he could.
He was a member of Ducks Unlimited, Kamsack Jaycees, the Kamsack Elks and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 24.
Frank’s pride and joy were the two boys that called him Grandpa; Greyson and Lochlan. He could not wait until they came for their visit in the summer. They would garden together, the boys were so excited to reap the harvest of the strawberries, raspberries, and cucumbers, and water and watch their pumpkins grow. Feeding the fish in his pond, trips to the playground, and daily rides out to the farm. The bonus would be if they saw a deer, elk, bear or a beaver.
Frank was predeceased by his sister and best friend, Sarah, May 2014 and his father and mentor, George, July 2015.
He is survived by his partner Karen, Karen’s daughter and son-in-law Tami and Jason Marchinko, grandsons Greyson and Lochlan. Mother Rose. Siblings Leonard, Stephen, Gerald, Alfred (Lynda), brother-in–law Darrell Severson. Karen’s siblings Deb Smith, Marilyn Bourque (Fernand), Jim Case (Donna), Bruce Case (Michelle), Carolyn Case, and Al Case (Carolyn).
Nieces and nephews Jeff and Amber (Stef) Severson, Nathan (Paige), Jordan (Ali), Jessica( Levi), and Meagan Airriess, Miles (Faniece) , Rosalyn, and Rance ((Meagan) Airriess.
Great nephew Lincoln Airriess.
He leaves and will be missed by many relatives and friends. Especially his coffee partners, Chester, Martha and Herb, Vern and Jean, Chad and Amanda and Mark and his friends at the Silver Threads in Togo

Donations in Frank’s memory may be made to the Togo and District Cemetery
Box 107, Togo, SK S0A 4E0

Jerry Langan

passed away at the age of 62 years on March 25, 2016 in Regina, Saskatchewan

A traditional wake was held on Sunday, March 27, 2016 from the Cote First Nation Band Hall.

A funeral service was held on Monday, March 28, 2016 also from the Cote First Nation Band Hall.

Interment  followed at the Cote First Nation Cemetery.

Jerry was a kind understanding father, grandfather, brother and uncle that carried his late father Senator Henry Joseph Langan’s values of spirituality and education throughout his teaching career until his retirement from Chief Gabriel Education Complex.

Jerry was predeceased by his parents Senator Henry Joseph Langan and mother Marion Dorothy Langan (nee Pelly), brothers; Randy, Garry, Walter, Donald and Henry Jr, sisters; Evelyn and Jaqueline as well as son Amen Dubois.

Jerry is survived by his children; Sonny (Sheri) and Jerri-Lee as well as his special grand children Kori, Jerri-Lee, Sonny Jr and Andrew, step children; Shane, April, Shelley ,Terry and Arran, sisters; Joanne Langan, and Myrna Whitehawk, brothers; Richard, Byron(Leanne), Darrel (Enola), and Abraham (Laureen). Jerry also leaves numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

The Langan family would like to thanks everyone for your prayers and support during this difficult time.

George Gilbert Daniels

passed away at the age of 85 years at his home in Abernethy, Saskatchewan.

A traditional wake was  held on Monday, February 29, 2016 from the Peepeekisis Pesakastew School.

A funeral service was held on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 also from the Peepeekisis Pesakstew School.

As per Georges request  a cremation  followed the funeral service with a private family spreading of his cremated remains at a later date.

George was a veteran with the Canadian Military serving in the Korean War from 1951 to 1954.

A life well lived

A life well lived is a precious gift
of hope and strength and grace
from someone who has made our world a brighter, better place.

It’s filled with moments sweet and sad,
with smiles and sometimes tears,
with friendships formed and good times shared, and laughter through the years.

A life well lived is a legacy
of joy and pride and pleasure,
a loving lasting memory
our grateful hearts will treasure.

Peter Bloudoff

of Pelly, Sackatchewan passed away at the age of 86 years on February 18, 2016 in Pelly, Saskatchewan.

A private interment will be held.

Nicole Quewezance

passed away on February 22, 2016 at the Lethbridge Hospital in Lethbridge, Alberta at the age of 42 years.

A Traditional wake was held on Sunday, February 27, 2016 from the Chief Gabriel Education Complex.

A funeral service was held on Monday, February 28, 2016 also from the Chief Gabriel Education Complex.

Interment  followed at the Cote First Nation Cemetery.

Nicole was born on October 17, 1973 at Kamsack, Saskatchewan. Nicole was predeceased by her grandparents on both sides of her family, her sister Jennifer Lynn Severight and her brother Harvey Cote.
She leaves to mourn her passing; her mother Doreen Severight of Canora, Saskatchewan, her brother Jeffrey (Angie) Severight of Edmonton, Alberta, her daughter Aliegh Brass of Toronto, her son Wellesley Brass of Coaldale and her three nephews whom she adopted Donald and Ashley Lynx and Felix Severight of Coaldale, her father James (Mogie) Whitehawk and her siblings, her coco Gail and her coco Margaret of Kamsack, her aunties and uncles, cousins to numerous to name.
A special thank you to the Mormon Church in Lethbridge for all the love and care given to Nicole and to all her friends. She was a proud coco to R.Js baby. She attended school in Kamsack and Yorkton. She worked at the casino in Yorkton and was a caregiver in Coaldale. She loved to take care of others in need. Nicole loved to dance and was a square dancer.

Allen James Strongquill Jr.

passed away at the age of 22 years on Saturday, January 23, 2016 in Yorkton,SK.

A wake was held on Thursday, January 28, 2016  from the Keeseekoose Chiefs Educational Complex.

A funeral mass was held on Friday, January 29, 2016 from the St Philips Roman Catholic Church.

Interment  followed at the St Philips Roman Catholic Cemetery.

Allen James Strongquill Jr.

( Boy-Deeks )

Allen was born on September 14, 1993 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan to his proud parents Allen and Deanna. He was a baby brother to Nathan and Quinn; and a big brother to Houston.

Allen was predeceased by his grandparents Robert (Big Bob)Kakakaway, John. Tommy Quewezance, Marlene. A. Quewezance (Strongquill), Brothers Nathan. L.T. Strongquill, Allen Ashley(“BUSHMAN”) Kakakaway, Aunties Veronica (Kakakaway) Whitehawk, Ursula Kakakaway, Beatrice Mirisch, Uncles Warren(Rugby) Kakakaway, Ken(Allo) Severight Sr, other uncles, aunties, grandparents too numerous to mention.

Allen is survived by his loving parents, father Allen.J.Kakakaway and mother Deanna Kakakaway (Strongquill), sisters Elainna (Blaine) Houle, Dominique Kakakaway, Quinn Kakakaway, One other

brother Houston Kakakaway; Special nephew and niece Kyrin(Ky) Strongquill, Adrielle Nathan Shingoose-Kakakaway, and numerous friends, cousins, uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews.


Come let’s go, Walk with me for awhile.

Our Togetherness is forever, just not on this side.

When we meet again, it will be for eternity.

Keeping always loving memories of you and me.

Till we meet again, that’s when our journey together begins.



“I’ll lend you a little time A child of mine,” He said,

“For you to love the while he lives

And mourn for when he’s dead.

It may be six or seven years

Or twenty-two or three,

But will you, till I call him back,

Take care of him for me?

He’ll bring his charms to gladden you,

And should his stay be brief,

You’ll have his lovely memories

As solace for your grief.

I cannot promise he will stay,

Since all from earth return,

But there are lessons taught down there

I want this child to learn.

I’ve looked the wide world over

In My search for teachers true,

And from the throngs that crowd life’s lanes,

I have selected you;

Now will you give him all your love,

Not think the labor vain,

Nor hate Me when I come to call

And take him back again?”

I fancied that I heard them say,

“Dear Lord, Thy will be done,

For all the joy Thy child shall bring,

The risk of grief we’ll run.

We’ll shelter him with tenderness,

We’ll love him while we may,

And for all the happiness we’ve known,

Forever grateful stay.

But should the angels call for him

Much sooner then we planned,

We’ll brave the bitter grief that comes,

And try to understand.”