Dories Popoff

passed away on May 19, 2014 at the age of 90 years at the Kamsack Hospital.

A private graveside service  was held as per her request.

Dories was educated in Kamsack and Yorkton, SK.   She was married two times to Geo Long in 1950 in McBribe, BC of whom she had a son Greg Long, and then to John Popoff in 1963 in Kamsack. She worked as a nurse for 44 years which included positions in Yorkton, SK, Vancouver Island, BC, McBribe BC, Calgary, AB and finally as head nurse at the Kamsack Union Hospital until her retirement in 1986.

She was a firm supporter of Saskatchewan Abilities Council, Camp Easter Seal and Telemiracle.

Dories was predeceased by her two husbands: Geo Long and John Popoff, and is survived by her son Greg Long, several nieces and nephews and other extended family.

Dories was a superstitious of Friday the Thirteenth – she would even restrict her activity on that day.

Her greatest joy was her son Greg whom she spent as much time as possible showing him how to do things and loving him.

Dories greatest summer sport was sitting on the boat fishing where she came back home with many a sun burnt nose. Her winter joy was watching curling and playing cards.

Life is a gamble, and Dories loved to gamble.

If friends so desire, donations in Dories memory may be made to the Kamsack and District Nursing Home Auxiliary or to the Kamsack Hospital Auxiliary.



Sarah Marie Severson

passed away unexpectedly in Brandon, MB on Saturday, May 17 at the age of 58 years.

A funeral service  was held for Sarah on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 from the chapel of Andrychuk Funeral Home.

Sarah Marie Severson (nee Airriess) was born May 28, 1955 to George and Rose Airriess in Kamsack, Saskatchewan.  She grew up on the family farm near Togo, Saskatchewan as the oldest of six children with her brothers Leonard, Frank, Gerald, Stephen, and Alfred.

She attended school in Togo until grade nine and then continued her schooling at KCI in Kamsack where she met her high school sweetheart and future husband, Darrell Severson.  After graduation in 1973, she continued her education at Saskatoon Business College.

After finishing her program in June 1974, she moved to Esterhazy to be with Darrell where they both worked at the mine until they were married on November 9th, 1974.  After their honeymoon, they moved back to Kamsack where Sarah started her 39 year career at the Kamsack Credit Union in February 1975.

She was a kind and patient woman, sharp of wit and quick with a smile.  Sarah had many passions including her knitting, her books, and her family.  She expressed her vibrant creativity through her gardening and her phototography.  She wasn’t often found without a book or a camera in her hands.  She found calm in her knitting and gifted many with the warmth and comfort of her labour.  Darrell often said she was a rose among the thorns.

Sarah is survived and will be missed dearly by her loving husband of 39 years Darrell, her son Jeff, daughter Amber (Steph), parents George and Rose Airriess, brothers Leonard, Frank (Karen), Gerald, Stephen, and Alfred (Lynda) as well as aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.

If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made in Sarah’s memory to the Canadian Diabetes Association 104-2301 Avenue C North, Saskatoon, SK S7L 5Z5.

Joan Ada Walsh

passed away at the age of 83 years on May 12, 2014 at the Kamsack and District Nursing Home.

A visitation was held on  May 19,2014 followed by Prayers  from St Stephens Roman Catholic Church.

A funeral mass was held on Tuesday May 20, 2014 from St Stephens Roman Catholic Church.

Interment  followed at the Riverview Cemetery.

Joan was born on August 27th/1930 in Winnipeg, Manitoba to John and Constance Pfiefer. She was the second oldest of six siblings. She received her education partly in Manitoba and also in Yorkton, SK.

Raymond Walsh married Joan Ada Pfiefer on July 25th, 1957 at Yorkton. They settled in Kamsack where Ray worked for the gas division of Sask Power, which later became Sask Energy.

Joan and Raymond were parents of two children.Tim born in 1965 and Camille, born in 1968. Family was Joan’s life and were most important to her, with her free times being spent with Raymond and her children. She accompanied her family on many vacations and trips, especially during the summer when they would travel in northern Saskatchewan and Manitoba, camping and fishing. For many years Joan enjoyed her cabin at Duck Mountain Lake with her husband. She also went with her family to Europe for three months.

Joan and her family moved from Kamsack to Estevan in 1981 and then to Okatoks, Alberta in 1990. After a few years, Raymond and Joan returned to Kamsack to live out their retirement years.

Joan was a perfect housewife and partner to Raymond. She was always willing to help someone, or to take part in the activities of her children or her family in general. She was very active in volunteering her time to various community organizations.

Joan spent most of her time with her husband Raymond. Raymond retired after 40 years of service to Sask Energy. Joan also retired with her husband, to spend her time at Duck Mountain Lake and also at her home in Kamsack.

Joan was a very friendly, loving, vivacious woman, very active and supporting in her community. She selflessly took part in many community organizations as well as other activities of her family.

Joan is survived by her loving Son Tim; Daughter Camille Heisler; 3 grandchildren, Tiegan Boom, Riley Heisler and Tasia Albright; 2 sisters in law, Ellen McKenzie and Rose Schindler; Numerous nieces and nephews and a special niece Donna Allen of Calgary.

She was predeceased by her husband Raymond, her sisters and brothers, Allen Pfiefer, Shirley Pfeifer, Madison Lange, and Barbara Eisenzimmer, her mother and father, Constance and John. She is survived by her youngest brother Philip Pfiefer of Estevan.


If friends so desire donations in Joan’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Alzheimer’s Society.

Charles (Tom) Moore

entered eternal rest  at the age of 86 years on April 12, 2014 in Kamsack,SK.

A celebration of life was held on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 from the Holy  Trinity Anglican Church in Kamsack.

As per the families request any friends who  wanted to wore a Rough Riders Jersey to the Celebration of life.

Interment will be held at a later date.

Tom was born on April 5, 1928 in Kamsack, SK.

Left to celebrate his life are:

Wife Shirley, Children:  Deb & Bill Sutherland, Donna Moore, Nancy& Jim Klempp, Grant &Tina Moore Margo & Brian Lundstrom. Grandchildren: Kellen & Jordan Klempp, Adria &Alina Moore, Taylor& Davis Lundstrom. Sister: Nora Clyde.

If friends so desire donations in Tom’s memory may be made to the Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Kamsack( Box 1685, Kamsack,SK. S0A1S0)   or to the Shriners Patient Transportation Fund (2065 Hamilton St, Regina,SK. S4P2E1.)

Gladys Nykolaishyn

passed away at the age of 64 years on April 1, 2014 in Kamsack,SK.

A memorial service and interment will be held at a later date.

Ray Allen (Yacevich) Quewezance

passed away at the age of 53 years on March 23, 2014 in Regina, SK.

A wake was held on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 from the Keeseekoose Band Hall.

A funeral service was also held on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 from the Keeseekoose Band Hall.

Officiated by; Elder Peter Nippi

Interment followed at the Keeseekoose First Nation Traditional Cemetery.

Ray was born September 2nd 1960 to Claira Quewezance and Sam Konkin in Allen,SK.

Ray  is predeceased by his mother Clara Quewezance and  father Samuel Konkin, aunt Tanis, aunt Eleanor, uncle Sam, uncle George, and cousin Judy and cousin Wayne.

Allen is survived by his loving family, brothers: Edward Westwood, Leslie Smith and sisters: Lena Quewezance, Marilyn Jordan, and Carmen Keillor.

Numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, friends, and relatives.

Some Memories of Uncle…

 Camen Keillor remembers; ” Uncle gave me his prized walkmen that I still have to this day. ”


Rhianda Keillor remembers; ” When we were little we would go on long walks with uncle because he loved the adventure. ”


Amanda Quewezance remembers; ” She loved listening to the stories uncle told her about when she was little. ”


Tynera Keillor remembers; ” When we were very young, my sister and I could never agree on going to a place to eat, so uncle would take us to both of them. ”


Steven Quewezance remembers; ” Uncle Ray always asked about me. ”

Kelly remembers; ” Uncle always asked how I was doing. ”


Edward Jr. ; ” We had many laughs together, and many stories to tell. ”




Alice Wurzburger


Died peacefully on March 19, 2014  at the age of 80 years at the Kamsack and District Nursing Home.

A funeral service was held on Monday, March 24, 2014 from the chapel of Andrychuk Funeral Home.

Interment  followed at the Riverview Cemetery.

She was born in Grandview Manitoba on August 5, 1933. Alice became deaf at the age of 2 years. She met and married Norman Wurzburger in May 1953 and was predeceased by Norman in January 2005. Together they lived with brother in law Tommy Wurzburger. They lived in Runnymede for most of their lives before moving to Kamsack.

Alice was a hard working woman who loved helping out her elderly neighbors. Shovelling snow in the winter and mowing lawns in the summer. Alice had an avid doll collection. She treasured them all. She always had some kind of craft on the go. She quite enjoyed putting together puzzles. Right to the end no one could put a puzzle together like Alice.

Alice will be missed by numerous nieces and nephews. She had a special relationship with 9 of her great, great, great nieces and nephews. Nolan, Troy, Meagan, Jamie, Owen, Treanna, Reed, Max and Olivia. Alice will be especially missed by Norm and Brenda Mac Donald and special friend Lillian Koroluk and family.

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


Agnes Paluck

passed away on Sunday, March 2 at the Kamsack and District Nursing Home at the age of 97 years.

A vigil prayer service will held for Agnes on Thursday, March 6th at 7:00 p.m. from St. Stephen’s Roman Catholic Church in Kamsack.

The funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, March 7th at 12:00 noon also from St. Stephen’s Roman Catholic Church.

Interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery in Kamsack.

She was born in Kamsack on August 10, 1916 to  Marie & Louis Olshewski. Agnes grew up and spent all her life in Kamsack. She was involved in her church and loved gardening especially her flowers. Agnes and her husband  Joe took a few bus trips to the Maritimes and Alaska.

Agnes was predeceased by her husband Joe, parents Marie & Louis Olshewski, four brothers Frank, Louis, Ed and George; her grandson Shane.

She is survived by her son Ron (Sandra) Paluck of Prince Albert, SK. granddaughter Leah (Tysdal) Paluck; great grandson Silas of Saskatoon, Shannon (Scott) Hanson & great grandsons Cade & Rylan & great granddaughter Sariah of Yorkton. Sister; Martha Pennell as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the staff at the nursing home for their wonderful care of Agnes.

If friends so desire, memorial donations may made in Agnes’ memory to the Kamsack and District Nursing Home Auxiliary

Joseph Elton Keshane

passed away on February 15, 2014 on Keeseekoose First Nation.

A wake was held for Elton  on February 20th,2014 from Keeseekoose Chiefs Education Centre.

His funeral service was held on  February 21st, 2014  also at the Keeseekoose Chiefs Education Centre.

Interment  followed at the Full Gospel Cemetery on Keeseekoose First Nation.

Joseph Elton Keshane was born March 8th, 1960 to Bill & Lucy Keshane (nee Straightnose) in Prince George, British Columbia.

Elton was Predeceased by his mother Lucy, sisters Margaret Keshane and Freda Cote, his paternal Grandparents Henry Stanley and Agnes Keshane (nee Quewezance), Maternal grandparents Joe and Margaret Straightnose (nee Shingoose),  Uncles Philip, Danny, Norbert (Chaman), Frank , Albert and Genie Keshane, Leslie,  Jerry and Lambert Straightnose, Aunties Margaret Cote, Mary Fiddler, Doris Straightnose.

He has left to pass on his mantle of faith in Jesus to his daughters Melanie McKay, Tina and son in law Niu Savea,  Beautiful grandchildren Joshua, Hope and Benjamin Savea. His son’s Elton and girlfriend Katelyn and oldest grandson Hunter and new grandson Dexton.  David and wife Beverely and princess Harmony, Dion and girlfriend Keanna, and Mikhal (Tank) Quewezance. Special people that he took in as his own children Desmond Desnomie, Billie-Jean Dieter, Candi Cappo and Aurthur Shingoose. Special friends Martha Quewezance and Shirley Cote.


Brothers Bill Jr, Henry (Bev), Norbert, Andy, Joe. Sisters Gladys (Ted) Merle, Marjorie, Louise (Randy), Bernadette, Lisa, Lila, Agnes. And all his nieces and nephews, too numerous to mention, but all had a special place in his heart.

Laura Kabatoff

Passed away on February 15,2014 at the age of 91 years in Kamsack, SK.

A funeral service was held on  Saturday, February 22,2014  from the chapel of Andrychuk Funeral Home.

Interment  followed at the Verigin Cemetery.

Laura was born on June 3, 1922 to Fred and Fenya Kabatoff of Veregin District.

Laura lived in Veregin Saskatchewan until she moved to Eaglestone Lodge in 2008.

Laura was active within the community of Veregin. She was a part of the women’s auxiliary in Kamsack.

She was beautiful person, mother, grandmother and friend.

She will be greatly missed by her family. We will be forever grateful for her love.