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.


Frances Langelier

Frances Langelier

September 28, 1921 – August 29, 2013

Age 91¾ Years


Frances was born in Oliver .B.C. and moved as a child to Veregin, Saskatchewan.  As she grew to teenage years, she worked in B.C. and at an airplane factory in Orilla, Ontario.  She married our Father, Marcel, in Hamilton, Ontario.  They moved to a house on the farm 4 miles from Veregin.


With our father she raised six children:  Jeanette, Ronald, Agnes, Phillip, Deborah and Carol.  They moved to town for our father’s job in 1971.  She was a wonderful soul who loved sewing, crocheting, knitting and cooking until she was too ill to cook.  She spent time with her precious cats Leo, Bella and Tommy whom she loved dearly.  She was a wonderful woman and was loved by all.


Rest in Peace, Dearest Mom.


A viewing was held on September 4, 2013 from the chapel of Andrychuk Funeral Home.  A funeral service was held on September 5, 2013 also from the chapel of Andrychuk Funeral Home.  Interment followed at the Riverview Cemetery.

Eric Tylar Whitehawk


Eric Tylar Whitehawk, 18 years young, passed away tragically on August 23, 2013 at the Regina General Hospital with his family by his side.

A wake was held on Monday, August 26, 2013 from the Cote First Nation Band Hall.

A funeral mass was held on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 from the St Philips Roman Catholic Church.

Interment  followed at the St Philips Roman Catholic Cemetery.

Eric Tylar Whitehawk was born on March 17, 1995, in Kamsack to Stephanie and Clayton Whitehawk. He grew up in Tinyville (Cote First Nation).He attended nursery school at Chief Gabriel Cote School – where he learned to print his name”Eric”. He was so proud of that, but we joked to him that we gave him an easy name to learn. He then attended the rest of his schooling in Kamsack, (K-Grade 12), where he graduated from the Kamsack Comprehensive Institute on June 27, 2013 with all his life – long class mates. This was one of his happiest moments and one of our most proudest days with him.

Eric enjoyed many hobbies throughout his short life, like playing soccer, hockey, baseball and especially golf. He was a (#1) fan of the Philadelphia Fliers. He was a Cote square dancer and a Kamsack Cadet member for a few years. He really loved the outdoors and seeing all the wildlife. He was a hunter and fisherman. He fed many families by his hunting skills. Our “Mighty Hunter”, as we called him. Every summer he would be out quading and every winter he’d be out sledding.He was always happy doing what he loved.

Eric was a funny, charismatic young man, who had many friends. He could make anyone smile or laugh. He was a best friend to everyone. He liked to “play chel” and go for “dip rips” with his friends. He also had a beloved dog “Thor” (“his baby”)

Eric leaves to mourn: His mom Stephanie and dad Clayton sr. Along with his older sisters Dymin Kakakaway and Justine whitehawk, younger brother Clayton jr., little sisters Hannah Faith and Sierra Joyce, and especially his first true love Rozlin Holoboff. He also leaves behind his grandparents Brunella and Larry whitehawk and grandfather Clifford whitehawk. His uncle Alvin (Michelle) Delorme and their daughter Aliviah along with Emerald Grace. Also his uncle Mark (Delia) Delorme and their daughter Aliayah. Along with his uncle Chester Whitehawk. His auntie Delvina (Clinton) Key and their children; Navarone, Liberty, and Tess. He also leaves His auntie Carla (Derek) Cote and their children; Kristara, Clifford, Derek jr., and Kaiden. Also his auntie Rio (Cody) Whitehawk and their children; Havoc and Jackson.

Predeceased by; great grandparents; Thelma and Edward Shingoose and Bertie Whitehawk, also his grandparents; Kenny Shingoose, Mabel Whitehawk and auntie Delvina Joyce the 1st. He also leaves behind many grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews and numerous friends, whom he loved and cherished dearly.

We will all miss Eric, he touched so many lives.


Lawrence Hubelit

On August 5, 2013  Lawrence Stephen Hubelit of Pelly, Sask.,passed away in the Kamsack Nursing Home at the age of 66.  Born on April 22, 1947 in Ridgetown, Ontario to Steve & Mary (Verbinski) Hubelit.  Predeceased by his parents, siblings in infancy, son Terry , grandson Daniel, brother Alvin,  sister Dorothy.  Survived by daughter Laurie (Morgan), granddaughters  Aleisha, Ashley & Adrienne, estranged son David (from 1st wife Diana); sisters Hilda (Gord) & Helen (Gerry); nephew Daniel, nieces Allison, Maryssa & Merri.

Thank you to Dr. Iqbal at Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon, Drs.Davies & Dudley & the nurses in Kamsack Hospital/Home for their care  & patience in making his last year bearable.   Much gratitude to Palliative Care Co-ordinators Roxanne Brown-Rayner & Shelley Jolly for their dedication & compassion.

A visitation was held on Saturday, August 10, 2013 from the chapel of Andrychuk Funeral Home.

A funeral service was held  on Saturday, August 10, 2013, also from the chapel  of Andrychuk Funeral Home.

A private interment followed  on August 12, 2013 at the Yorkton City Cemetery.

If friends so desire, donations in Lawrence’s name may be made to one of the following organizations. The Kamsack Hospital Auxillary, Canadian Cancer Society, Pelly happy heart drop in centre   or to the Benito Drop in centre.

Dimitri Jakob Genaille

Passed away at the age of 8 months in Saskatoon, SK. on July 17, 2013.

A wake was held on Sunday, July 21, 2013 from the Keeseekoose First Nation Band Hall.

A traditional funeral was held on Monday, July 22, 2013 also from the Keeseekoose First Nation Band Hall.

Interment  followed at the Keeseekoose First Nation Traditional Cemetery.

Dimitri is survived by his mother: Samantha Genaille, brother; Samuel Royal, sisters; Bryna and Bryson Royal of Saskatoon, SK, grandmother; Sandra (Bernie) Fisher of Yorkton, Uncles and Aunts; Michael (Paige) Strongquill of Keeseekoose, Michelle (Mike) McNabb of Yorkton, April Strongquill of Saskatoon, Amanda Strongquill of Saskatoon, Albert (Christy) Genaille of Saskatoon, Janet (Roger) Schmidt of Prince Albert, Mackenzie Genaille of Saskatoon, Brendan Fisher of Yorkton, cousins: Michael Strongquill  Jr, Brett Strongquill, Campbell Strongquill, Jacqueline Villeneuve, Megan Strongquill, Michaela McNabb, Tyson Genaille, Edmond Strongquill, Tyger Strongquill, Elijah Quewezance, Romeo Quewezance, Secret Quewezance, Shaun Quewezance, Aiden Genaille-Royal, Lucian Genaille-Royal, Darius Genaille-Royal, Kamyra Genaille, Dylan Flamont.

Dimitri was predeceased by: grandpa; Albert Shepard Genaille, great grandparents; Thomas Peter Jr and Mary Jane (Coco) Strongquill, great great grandpa; Thomas Sr  Strongquill, great auntie Norma Delores Strongquill and cousin Mia Sunshine Fisher.

Jackie Krushkowski (nee Laevens)

Passed away on July 14, 2013 in Regina, SK.  A celebration of Jackie’s life was held on Friday, July 19  at the Norquay Communiplex Hall in Norquay, SK.  In accordance with Jackie’s and her families wishes, persons attending were asked to wear something colorful or bright to the celebration of her life.

Jacqueline Elizabeth Krushkowski (Laevens) was born on February 13, 1958, in the Kamsack Hospital to Leslie and Kathleen Laevens.  They lived in Kamsack where Leslie was a family physician and Kathleen a nurse.  Jackie attended Elementary School at Victoria school and later graduated from KCI (Kamsack Comprehensive Institute). As a child Jackie spent much time at the family farm in the valley near Togo.  Here she rode horses, swam and enjoyed many other outdoor activities with her seven siblings and parents.  Jackie loved and excelled in many sports.  She competed in many Cross Country running events, regionally and provincially, often placing in the top 10!  Jackie attended SIAST in Saskatoon to become a Lab and X-ray Technician.  Over her 36 year career, Jackie worked in Regina, Norquay, Kamsack and Preeceville.  She met and maintained many dear friends throughout the years.  Jackie married Ted Krushkowski in 1979.  They moved out to the farm in 1981.  Together they were blessed with three children, Bobbi in 1983, Thomas in 1985, and Jodi in 1988.  Jackie enjoyed all outdoor activities; gardening, quadding, fishing, horseback riding and swimming in her dugout.  She loved to travel and had visited many destinations throughout her life.  Jackie spent most of her time with friends and family and never passed up on an opportunity to spend with her granddaughter Jade.  She was an ever present cheerleader at all of her children’s sporting events, especially basketball.  She travelled to any and all basketball games and tournaments and proudly cheered the loudest from the stands.  Friends and family remember Jackie for her sharp wit, and easy going personality.  We still hear her distinct and contagious laugh in all of our heads.

She was predeceased by her father Leslie Laevens; her mother Kathleen Laevens; her Aunty Lorna Stubbings; her father-in-law Fred Krushkowski; and mother-in-law Mary Krushkowski.

Jackie is lovingly remembered by her husband Ted; her children: Bobbi Krushkowski (Glen Skinner); Thomas Krushkowski; Jodi (Morgan) Sas, granddaughter Jade and expectant grand-child; her siblings Michael (Carla) Laevens; Sydney (Bob) Pluta; Pat (Megan) Laevens; Craig (Bernie) Laevens; Terri (Delmar) Reilkoff; Barb (Mike) Tomilin; Georgie (Barry) Tereposky; nieces and nephews, and many, many others.

If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made in lieu of flowers to a charity of one’s choice.

Durrie Craig Schindler

Passed away at the age of 55 years on June 18, 2013 in Kamsack, SK.

Prayers were held on Sunday, June 23, 2013 at from the chapel of Andrychuk Funeral Home.

A funeral mass was held on Monday, June 24, 2013 from St Stephen’s Roman Catholic Church.

Interment  followed at the Riverview Cemetery.

Durrie was born in Kamsack on August 6, 1957. He was educated in Kamsack and went on to obtain a degree in Pharmacy at the University of Saskatchewan.

He worked as a Pharmacist at the Preeceville, Canora and Kamsack hospitals for the past Eighteen years.

He was predeceased by his father Joseph, on January 8, 2010.

He will be dearly missed by his mother Lois, his brothers Darwin and Dean and his sister in law Mackie. He will also be greatly missed by his many friends, relatives and co-workers. May he rest in peace.

If friends so desire, donations in Durrie’s memory may be made to the Kamsack District Medical Clinic Building Foundation.

Ursula Bobbi Kakakaway

Passed away at the age of 29 years on June 3, 2013 in Yorkton, SK.

A wake was held on Thursday, June 6, 2013 from the Keeseekoose Band Hall.

A funeral Mass was  held on Friday, June 7, 2013 from the St Philips Roman Catholic Church.

Interment  followed at the St Philips Parish Cemetery.

Ursula was the mother of 4 beautiful daughters, Kayola, Kianna, Kalista and Aleixa Kakakaway.

She attended St Philips School in her early years and learned many traits throughout her life.

Ursula was full of life and shared what she had with everyone she came in contact with.

Ursula is survived by her children, her mother Mavis(Roy) Pellitier, one brother Allen(Deanna ) Kakakaway, sisters; Sheila Kakakaway, Darlene Quewezance and many nieces and nephew too numerous to mention.

She was predeceased by her dad Robert Kakakakway,  brother Warren Kakakaway and sister Veronica (Kakakaway) Whitehawk.

Terrence Stevenson

Passed away at the age of 74 years on May 24, 2013 at the Kamsack Hospital.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Barbara Ann Leniczek

Passed away at the age of 83 years on May 19, 2013 at the Norquay and District Care home.

A graveside service was held on July 6, 2013 at the Canora,  Cemetery.

In Loving Memory of my Mother, Barbara Ann Leniczek

My Mother passed peacefully on May 19th, 2013 at the Norquay Health Center.  She was 83 years of age. Her last couple of years brought forth many health challenges which ultimately were too much for her to overcome.  Her loving smile, non-judgmental attitude, and overall acceptance of all things will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved her.  One thing about my Mom which I wish to share with you is the fact that she never complained.  A wonderful quality indeed, and it’s hard to imagine a person who doesn’t complain, but that was my Mom.  I will love and miss you Mother, forever and always.

Barbara Ann Jondle and George John Leniczek were married on July 22nd, 1949 in Yorkton, Saskatchewan at St. Andrew United Church.  They put down roots on a farm near Neudorf where my Father was raised.  This farm was to be my new home.  On June 28th, 1963, George and Barbara adopted a baby boy whom they named Daniel.   As the story goes from my Mother’s lips, they brought me home in the morning expecting to have a quiet day with their new son.  Forget about that!  During the course of the day, over 60 vehicles filled with friends and family came to see their new son.  It’s amazing to me how cohesive farming communities were back then.  Where everyone helped each other out and asked little to nothing in return.  It was just the way things were, and my Mother carried that spirit of love, kindness, sharing and caring with her each and every day going forward.

My Mom was always there for me, as a Mother should be.  She took care of me when I was sick; fed me when I was hungry; cleaned and sewed my clothes; held me when I was feeling insecure; encouraged me when I’d all but given up; played baseball with me; we planted the garden together; picked Saskatoon berries together although I ate most of mine before they hit the bottom of the pail; and was a strong advocate in helping me to master the art of reading, writing and arithmetic.  I can’t tell you how many countless hours my Mom spent tutoring me in Phonics.  Without her guidance, support and nurturing, I would not be the person I am today.  I love you Mom.

Mom wore many hats during her time on this Earth.  She was a sister, friend, confident, wife, lover, Mother, seamstress, cook, gardener, psychologist, driver instructor and school teacher to name a few.  Barbara taught at a single room school house (Carr Hill) which was located a half mile away from our farm.  As the story goes, my father would prepare the horses and sleigh every morning in the winter months so that Mom would be able to get to work.  One must remember that blizzard conditions and sub-freezing temperatures were very common, but Mom would get there each and every time regardless of what old man winter had to say.  I am very proud of you Mother.

There is so much to share with so little space to share it in.  Suffice it to say that Mom made the world a better place thanks to her presence.  She certainly has a big fan in me.  A son who appreciates every hug; every ‘I love you’; every moment shared; and of course the best lefsa ever. Here’s to meeting again on the other side Mother.  This is not good-bye, but rather, see you soon.


Barbara was predeceased by her husband, George; her parents, Laddie and Delma; her brothers, Douglas and Ladmir; and her sisters, Sharon and Margorie.  Barbara is deeply missed by her son Daniel; brother Lynwood of the Stenen district; her sisters, Mary Lou (Reg) Martsinkiw of Prince Albert, SK, Yvonne Thompson of Regina, SK, Carol Ostafichuk of the Hyas district, along with numerous nieces and nephews.  Those wishing to make expressions of sympathy may make donations to the Norquay Health Centre as tokens of remembrance in memory of Barbara.