Lanney Ward Keshane

It is with deep sadness that we announce the tragic Tragic passing on November 16,2014 at the age of 26 years  of our son, brother, father, husband, nephew, uncle and a very special friend.

A traditional wake was held on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 from the Keeseekoose Chiefs Education Complex.

A funeral service was held on Thursday, November 20, 2014 also  from the Keeseekoose Chiefs Education Complex.

An interment followed at the Keeseekoose First Nation Traditional Cemetery.

He was predeceased by his father Lambert, his grandparents Joe and Jean Keshane, Kenneth and Hazel Quewezance. His brother Johnnie Musqua, his Uncles Albert “Cat” Keshane, Ralph Keshane, Edgar “Mimi” Keshane. His Aunties Calvina Keshane, Harriet Badger, Evelyn Keshane, Maureen Quewezance. His cousins Audie Keshane Jr, Paul Severight and nephew Avery Musqua. Special lady friend Matilda Brass.

Left to mourn his passing, his mother Karen Keshane, his wife Erica Keshane, his two daughters Tiseada and Layla Keshane. His brothers Dwayne (Erin) , Darryl, Jason (Arleigh), Randy (Vanessa), Franklyn (Shianne), as well ,as Sisters Roberta (Bob), Cheryl (Justin), Senora, Santana and Tanamara as well as numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.

He will be sadly missed by his mother in law, Marilyn and father in law John. His sisters in law, Chenoa, and Jacinda as well as his brother in law Grant.

His special uncles Cuthbert Keshane, Audie Keshane, Ricky Crane, Carmen Crane, Karl Quewezance, Kerry(Jake) Quewezance and his special aunts Sharon Severight, Margaret Bigplume and many more. His special great grandparents Roderick and Gale Cote, Margaret Cote. and Special KOKO Sandra Kitchemonia.

His special cousins Thomosina Severight, Leona Keshane,Rachel Stevenson,

Vernie Shingoose, Tyrone Keshane and many more, Too numerous to mention. Special friends Charity Mondair and Rhoda Straightnose.

Lanney enjoyed sports, including hockey, fastball and hunting. He enjoyed spending time with family and took pride in cultural activities. He was all the kids’ favorite uncle and papa, and he meant the world to his daughters.

The family would like to thank all who provided their love and support at this difficult time. and the family would also like to thank the drum group and singers.



Edward George (Quewezance) Westwood

passed away at the age of 54 years on Sunday, November 15, 2014 in Saskatoon, SK.

A traditional wake was held on Tuesday, November 18, 2014  from the Keeseekoose First Nation  Band Hall.

A traditional funeral service was held on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 also from the Keeseekoose First Nation  Band Hall.

Interment followed at the Keeseekoose First Nation Traditional Cemetery.

Edward was Predeceased by his Mother Tanis Marie Quewezance, his Brother Wayne Joseph Westwood, his Grandparents Edward and Marybelle, his Aunts Clara and Eleanor, Uncles Sam, and George. Cousin Judy and Ray.

He was Survived by his children Edward Southwind, Kelly Ann Southwind, Penny Southwind, and Olivia Sinclair. His Grand-children Rebekka-Mae, Taylor, Jaelynn, Tyanna, and Keyanna, his sisters Lena Quewezance, Marilyn Jordan, and Carmen Keillor, and his brother Leslie Smith.

Special friend Sue Sinclair as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and relatives.



Beverley Brooks Tower


Was born on January 4, 1936 in the Norquay District. He lost his battle with cancer at the age of 78 yeears on November 15, 2014 at 2:30 in the afternoon at the Norquay Nursing Home.

A private interment was held on Saturday, November 22, 2104 followed by a service of remembrance from The Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Kamsack with Rev Nancy Brunt officiating.

Beverley was a Husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and friend. Bev influenced many lives during his 78 years.

Bev was born & raised in the Mellmore District. His parents seeing his love of cattle sent him to the Vermilion School of Agriculture when he

was 17. After graduation, Bev moved to Edmonton & lived with his older sister Hope, and her husband Jim Dearden. With the assistance of Jim he found employment in construction, sales and as a tax assessor, but the pull of the land brought him back to his father’s farm in Norquay.

In 1959 Bev married Gay Keillor, together they raised 5 children; Blaine, Alayne, Gayle, Brooks and Scott, and continued to farm in the Mellmore District for over 40 years where he was committed to raising quality Salers Cattle.

Having lived in the area, he contributed to the community by being an assistant coach for hockey, part of the 4H program, confirmed member

of the Pelly Anglican Church, participant of the Lutheran Church choir, member of the curling club for 40 years and active member of the NICE centre right to the end.

Bev was an avid reader, his favorite author being Louis Labour. He was a long-time fan of Montreal Canadians hockey team (as long as

they were winning!). He enjoyed driving and singing along to the music of Dean Martin, Ian Tyson and Roger Whittaker, just to name a few.

Playing pool was always a large part of Bev’s life and a highlight of his later years at the NICE centre.

Bev will be remembered for his strong commitment to family, his sense of humor and his quick flashes of temper.

The memory of Bev will live in the hearts of his wife, children, grandchildren, siblings and many friends.

Bev was predeceased by his brother Dean, his son Blaine, his son in-law Sherwood and his great grandson Noah.

If friends so desire donation’s in Beverley’s memory may be made to the N.I.C.E centre in Norquay.

Annette Podovinnikoff


After a courageous battle with breast cancer, Annette passed away peacefully with her daughters by her side at the age of 92 years on October 24, 2014 at the Kamsack Hospital.

A private graveside service and interment was held.

Annette was born and raised in the Whitesand area North of Veregin, Saskatchewan.   After helping on her parent’s farm, she married Harold in 1939 and together they farmed and logged in the Whitesand area until settling in Kamsack in 1943. After fifteen years of marriage, Annette had her first daughter Debra, followed by Denise three years later.

So much of Annette’s life centered around cooking for family and friends especially during the summers at the cabin. No one needed an invitation and everyone was welcome. If one relative showed up she would make sure to call the others so that everyone could enjoy either the traditional Shishliki on Saturdays or the Fish Fries and Lapsha on Sundays.

While Annette’s father Charlie ran the first Boat Rental at Pickeral Point, she opened up the first Concession and Convenience Store. At the same time she was approached by Johnny Welyk to step into the role of “Head Chef” at the Chalet. She took pride in preparing everything from scratch and serving delicious homemade dishes. People would flock to Madge Lake especially on Sundays, for her homemade Borscht. She made such an impression during her time at the Chalet that a street was named after her on the Jubilee Subdivision.

Throughout her life Annette was actively involved in running the United Church kitchen, catering at the Curling Rink, on the Board of the Seniors Centre, and working at the Windmill Bakery. She enjoyed fishing and hunting with Harold , playing Rummy with the girls, preparing favorite dishes for the grandchildren, great-grandchildren and Nick, getting her hair done every Friday by Pheobe followed by Bingo at the Centre, and talking with sister Val for hours.

Annette faced many hurdles after Harold passed. Much to her surprise she conquered each one, while dreading the next. The last year was especially hard and although she felt like giving up many times, she persevered with all the courage she could master, until it was her time to join him.

Annette is survived by daughters Debra (Nick) Derbowka and Denise Podovinnikoff, sisters Val (Alex) Konkin and Nadya (Kim) Lambert , sister in-law Edith(Bill) Podovinnikoff, grandchildren Trevor (Christie) Tuttosi, Tatiania Catellier (David Wanke), Trysha Caldwell (Leon Hanlan), Lana (Derek) Marshall, and Suzy Caldwell, great-grandchildren Brendyn Tuttosi (K.T.), Amy, Emily and Kaedynce Tuttosi, Alexi Catellier and Bevin Tuttosi Wanke, Evan Bride, Adrian Caldwell, Ava Caldwell and Jack Lilke.

She is predeceased by husband Harold, parents Luba and Charlie Konkin, and brother Walter Konkin

If friends so desire donations in Annette’s memory may be made to the Kamsack Hospital Auxiliary.

Anita (Antonia) Chypyha

died peacefully with grace and dignity on October 8, 2014 at the age of 86 years at the Centennial Special Care Home in Langenberg.

Prayers for Anita were held on Monday, October 13, 2014 from the Chapel of Andrychuk Funeral Home.

A Funeral Liturgy was held on Tuesday October 14, 2014  from St Josaphat’s Ukrainian Catholic Church.

Interment  followed at the Riverview Cemetery.

She was born on July 20, 1928 in Mikado, Saskatchewan, and was the oldest of six children.She was educated at the Border Road School in Whitebeach, Saskatchewan where she grew up on a farm until moving to Kamsack in her early years.

Anita worked as a waitress at the Russell Grill Café in Kamsack, Wheel’in Steak House, Classic Style Shop (Clothing Store), and the Kamsack Dry Cleaners until her retirement. She was a part of the UCWL (Ukrainian Catholic Woman’s League) and the senior centre.

Anita was married in February 18, 1948 to Mike Zeleny, then after his passing in 1958 she remarried again in 1961 to Metro Chypyha

She leaves to mourn her sons Darrell (Belinda) of Calgary AB, Terry (Mary) of Regina, Saskatchewan, her daughters Linda (Garry) of Kamsack, SK and Bernice of Springside, SK, grandchildren Ryan (Jana) Todosichuk, Rachelle Todosichuk (Hyder), Amanda Zeleny (Marc) , Kathy (Andrew) Zeleny Johnson, Christine Zeleny (T.J), Derek Zeleny(Page), Devin Chypyha (Abbey), Chase Chypyha (Haley), Chantelle (Nathan) Shindle, Dustin Kelbough (Cali), Jaz-myn Kelbough(Ryan) . Great-grandchildren Ryder, Tristan, Parker, Brooklyn, Aliah, Alexis, Khole, Kourtney. She is also survived by her sisters Mary (Joe) Soloninko and Sally (Frank) Slobadian.

Anita was predeceased by her parents Peter and Petrunia, her husband Mike Zeleny, Metro Chypyha and her brothers Dan, Paul and John.

If friends so desire, donations in memory of Anita may be made to a charity of one’s choice.


Alice Koroluk


On Thursday, October 9th, 2014 Alice Koroluk (Todosichuk) passed away at the Kamsack and District Nursing Home at the age of 96 years.

A visitation was held on Sunday, October 12, 2014 from the chapel of Andrychuk Funeral Home.

A funeral service was held on Monday, October 13, 2014 also from Andrychuk Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment  followed at the Riverview Cemetery.

Alice was born in the Stornoway District on March 13, 1918. She attended Mc Gilvery School and completed her grade 8.

On June 23, 1935 she married William Koroluk at the United Church Manse in Kamsack. She was a wife of a farmer and a homemaker and lived in Kamsack and district all her life.

Alice was predeceased by her husband William Koroluk of 53 years on February 5th 1989. She was also predeceased by her parents John and Mary (Babuik) Todosichuk and three sisters Mary (Bill) Bodnarek, Anne (Tony) Hutsul, Katie(Metro) Andrusiak and four brothers Fred (Mary), Bill(Frances), Peter (Mary), Mike (Ann Law) and one son in law Walter Krasnikoff.

Left to cherish Alice’s memory are her four daughter’s Edna Krasnikoff of Kamsack, Evelyn Koroluk of Kamsack,Angeline (Dave) Martin of Salmon Arm, B.C. and Cheryl (Vern) Exner of Mc Lean, SK. Two sons; Dennis (Corinne) Koroluk of Brandon, MB, and Ken (Lillian) Koroluk of Kamsack, SK, sister in law Ann Law. As well as her thirteen grandchildren Kathie, Kim, Michael, Brian, Patricia, Kyla, Kevin, ,Ryan, Jody, Shana, Jamie, Tara and Tasha, 20 great grandchildren and 7 great great-grandchildren.

Also left to mourn are numerous nieces and nephews as well as many friends.

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



Millard Evans

Passed away at the age of 71 years on October 6, 2014 in Kamsack, SK.

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

Norman Alfred Chartrand

of Pelly, SK passed away at the age of 64 years on September 17, 2014 in Pelly,SK.

A funeral service was held on  September 23, 2014 from the Happy Hearts drop-in centre in Pelly.

Interment followed at Greenwood Cemetery.

Norman was born in Eriksdale, Manitoba on May 19, 1950.

He grew up with his grandmother until her passing. He then moved to Winnipeg when he was 16 years old. There he met Linda Genaille and Glen Chartrand and become a member of the Genaille family.

About seven years ago after our sister Linda passed away he relocated to Pelly Saskatchewan, where he found many friends and one special friend Bill Horkoff.

Norman loved his bingo which was his favorite pass time.

He will be sadly missed by his close friend Darlene Simard and many other friends.





Elvira Quewezance

passed away at the age of 80 years on September 16, 2014 in Regina,SK.
Elvira was predeceased by husband Peter Cote, daughters; Irene, Florence, and Keitha. Sisters; Bernice, Freda, and Debbie. Brothers; Anthony and Muskrat.
She was survived by; daughters; Sophia, Shirley (Linus), Cynthia (Darcy), Dezaray (Blair), son; Gerald and Timothy (Tiffany), sister; Freezene, brothers; Keith and Woodson.
She also leaves to mourn her passing numerous grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, friends and relatives.
A wake was held on Friday, September 19, 2014 from the Cote First Nation Band Hall.
A Funeral Service was held on Saturday, September 20, 2014 also from the Cote First Nation Band Hall.
Interment followed at the Cote First Nation Cemetery.

Theodore Fred Dedio

of Edmonton, Alberta and formerly of Arran, Saskatchewan passed away at the age of 100 years in Edmonton, Alberta on September 11, 2014.

Prayers was held on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 from the chapel of Andrychuk Funeral Home.

A Funeral Liturgy was held on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 from St. Josaphat’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Kamsack.

Interment  followed at the Riverview Cemetery.

Fred was born in Sosnycia, Western Ukraine that is now part of Poland, Fred was the youngest of 6 children. He lost his mother at the age of 4 and was raised by his older sister and later his step-mother. Shortly after completing his basic military training with the Polish Army, Fred made the decision to immigrate to Canada where his older brother Mike lived in Pelly, SK. In August 1939 Fred arrived in Pelly with his brother Alec and family. Fred worked as a farm labourer until he got a position in hospital maintenance in Provost, AB.

On February 2, 1950 he married Pauline Pynylo. Shortly after the birth of their daughter they made the decision to leave Provost and to purchase some farmland south of Arran. On October 20, 2002 Pauline passed away but Fred remained on the farm. Shortly after his 90th birthday Fred made a visit to his birthplace in Poland and reconnected with family in the Ukraine. Shortly after this trip Fred became ill and had to leave the farm that he loved so much. For the last 10 years Fred has been living with his daughter in Edmonton, AB. During this time Fred had the time to read some books on the history of Ukraine and was very glad that he had come to Canada. Also Fred enjoyed the regular visits with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Our Gido will be missed.

He was predeceased by his parents, Peter and Tacianna (nee Mielko), 3 brothers, John, Mike and Alec and 2 sisters, Maria and Anna.

Survived by his daughter, Teresa (Lorn) Bendall, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

If friends so desire donation’s in Fred’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.