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.


Kimberley May (Cote) Whitehawk

Passed away at the age of 45 years on May 15, 2013 in Regina,SK.

A wake was held on Friday, May 17, 2013 from the Keeseekoose Chiefs Education Complex.

A funeral service was held on Saturday, May 18, 2013  also from the Keeseekoose Chiefs Education Complex.

Interment followed at the Keeseekoose  Full Gospel Cemetery.

Kim is survived by her: Husband Leroy Whitehawk, her children; Kenny (Heather) Severight, Billy Gene (Lance)Cote, Jamie Lee Cote, Curtis Cote Jr, Crystal (Chad) Cote, Gabe Cote, Christine Cote, Ryder Tyler Bryant, Leroy Deron Whitehawk, Delroy Leonard Whitehawk, Ronna Whitehawk, special grandchildren; Koda, Savannah, A J,Carter, Brialla and Azalia.

Family: Father; Willard Brass, Mother Margaret(Maggie) Severight, mother; Karen Keshane, special uncle; Eddy (Colleen ) Brass, brothers; Danny(Joanne)  Severight, Eddie (Beverly) Severight, Joseph C Severight, Jeff(Enilda) Severight, Rodney (Carrie) Desmaries,  sisters;  Beverly(Henry) Keshane, Bernadette Rose(Alex) Keshane, Lynette Brass and Trish Brass

Father in Law; Leonard Striaghtnose

Predeceased by; her grandparents; Ernest and Katie Brass, Major and Bella Cote, her grandchildren; Liam Harlow Audie Keshane, her cousin Angela Bella Cote.

Special friends; Bernadette M Keshane(Burn a donut), Ashley B Straightnose. Special nieces; Melissa (Ian) Severight and Tina (Michael)  Moar.

Kim also leaves behind to mourn numerous Uncles. Aunts,  Cousins, Nephews, Nieces and other friends.


Johanna “Ina” Gnyp


Johanna (Ina) Gnyp passed away peacefully May 15, 2013 at the age of 97 years at the Kamsack District Nursing Home.  A funeral service was held on Saturday, May 18 from the All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Kamsack with the Reverend Father Michael Faryna officiating.  Interment  followed at the Riverview Cemetery in Kamsack..

She is survived by her sons Richard (Barbara) Gnyp of New York and their children Michelle Gnyp (John Nelson) and David Gnyp (Mellissa Spillane); Kenneth (Jennifer) Grey of Calgary and their children Michael Grey (Julia Fraser) and Danny Grey (Elizabeth Oberhofer); her daughter-in-law, Zoria Gnyp, and her children Bradley Gnyp (Olena Kovpac), Melanie Gnyp (Alan Montain) and Dr. Coleen Gnyp (Malcolm Tinsley.)  Ina is also survived by nine great grandchildren Kyrilo Gnyp, Madeleine Gnyp, Marco Gnyp, Daniel Montain, Joshua Montain, Lucas Montain, Colin Nelson, Zachary Nelson and Matthew Tinsley, as well as, her brothers Albert Tysowski of Kamsack, Nick Tysowski of Nanaimo, and her sister Josie Barton of Kamsack. Ina was predeceased by her eldest son, Dr. Lawence Gnyp, her brothers John and Tony and her sisters Minnie and Jenny.

Ina was born February 2, 1916 to parents Jacob and Katherine Tysowski.  The family farmed south of Veregin where Ina attended Rona country school.  In 1935 she married William (Bill) Gnyp. They farmed south of Kamsack most of their adult working life.  In 1975 they retired to Kamsack and kept a cottage at Madge Lake where the two became great fishing partners.  Ina loved to cook, garden, and look for wild mushrooms. She also loved to read and solve word puzzles. Puzzle books were a great gift item for many years.  Most of all Ina loved her family.  She eagerly awaited visits from her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

After Bill’s passing in 1997 Ina continued to live in her house for a number of years so that she could work in her garden.  Later she moved into the Eaglestone Lodge where she spent a number of happy years.  More recently Ina was a resident of the Kamsack Nursing Home where she received dedicated and compassionate care.

Ina had a deep and abiding faith in God and a strong belief in the goodness of people. She was a devoted and supportive wife, a loving and caring Mother, a proud Grandmother and a kind and generous friend to many. She is greatly loved and will be missed by family and friends.

Sherle Elaine Kowalishen


Passed away on January 1, 2013 at the age of 59 years at St Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon on January 1, 2013 with complications from Diabetes.

A memorial service was held on Saturday, May 18, 2013 from the chapel of Andrychuk Funeral Home.

Interment  followed at the Riverview Cemetery in Kamsack.

Sherle was born on November 30, 1953 to William and Anne (Khadiken) at Yorkton, Sk. She attended school in Kamsack. She worked for a time at the Wheat Pool in Winnipeg. She then took up raising foster children in Winnipeg. She cared for Trevor and Deidra Bear aged 3 and 4. Later she moved with them to Saskatoon. They were like her own children and they called her mom. With Trevor and Deidra on their own she took in another brother and sister four years ago – Rydel and Jayden, now aged 12 and 10 years.

Sherle was predeceased by her mother Anne in 1962, Grandparents Mike and Laura Khadiken, Mike and Anne Kowalishen, Uncles John Kowalishen Peter Kowalishen, Peter Khadiken, Steve Kowalishen and Aunt Stella Krupp.

Sherle is survived by her foster children Trevor, Deidra, Rydel and Jayden; her father William, step mother Jean, sister Shirley(Terry) of Tramping Lake, SK. Half- sister Karla(Jason) of Calgary; aunts Emily Derniwski and Alice Khadiken of Yorkton; nieces Emily , Ava,  Andrea (Bruce) Klassen of Regina and Jacqueline Haller of Toronto and numerous cousins.

A visitation was held at the Saskatoon Funeral Home on January 5, 2013.

Fred T. Yaremko

Passed away on April 21, 2013 at the age of 87 years at Arran, SK.

A funeral service was held on Saturday, April 27, 2013 from the chapel of Andrychuk Funeral Home.

Interment  followed at the Riverview Cemetery.

If friends so desire, donations in Fred’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to a charity of ones choice.