Ronald Charles Cote "Butchski" passed away on July 31, 2018 at the Kamsack Hospital.
A Traditional Wake was held from the Cote First Nation Band Hall on Thursday Aug 2, 2018.
A Funeral Service was held from the Cote First Nation Band Hall on Friday Aug 3, 2018.
Interment followed from the Cote First Nation Cemetery
Ronald is survived by his wife of 49 years Doreen, his sons; Royce (Nicole) and Allan (Jackie), Daughter Sandy, Godson; Lionel Cote, God daughters; Twyla Cote and Santana Cote, adopted sons; Ashley Morris, Bubba Bellegarde and George "Crow" Cote, Charlie Keshane, Raymond Bellegarde (Rayzor), and many more too numerous to mention. His siblings; sisters; Emily and Martha, Brothers; Frank, Lambert (Corinne) Cote, Les (Sarah), Shannacappo, and Jim Cote. Granddaughters; Sarah-Jane (Fred), Kathleen, Alana, Jasmine, and Kendra, Grandsons; Brett, Shane, Darian, and Jayse; Great-grandchildren; Sieanna (Papi), Ella, Sophia, Kendrick (Ticket), Landon (Landaloo), and Little Fred (Muckadoo); and special nieces; Laurissa, Twyla, Phoebe. He is pre-deceased by his parents; Charles and Edith Cote (nee Bird), siblings; Linda Cote, Margaret Cote, Floydine Cote, Delbert and Bonnie, and adopted sister; Isabelle Pratt, brothers; Keith and Blair; grandson Laurie Wade (Mr. Wade), and Nephews; Alfred and Terry.
Ron had many talents and “jobs”, but his favorite job was being a grandparent. Especially being a great-grandfather to his blessings. He received his education at St Philips and Lebret, then Yorkton Regional for Carpentry. Ron met Doreen in 1969 and together they raised two sons and two granddaughters.
His many jobs included being a coach to the Cote Junior B hockey team, which he loved. He always talked about working for the Department of Highways. He also owned and operated Kamsack Billiards for 5 years, but his biggest passion was construction and cement, he taught his sons and grandsons the trade. Ron was a MacGyver, a jack-of-all-trades. He set on council for 2 terms. He loved playing his guitar and trying to sing along.
He also had many wives (The Whitehawk Sisters), they all had their own special stories about him, also can’t forget his “honeys” at the dollar store. He was known for parking his truck on main street and falling asleep, and having people checking on him just to make sure he was “OK”. He was a true Toronto Maple Leaf fan, win or lose he stayed faithful. He had special nicknames for his grandchildren and their friends. The colony will miss him taking all the Sarcan from the yard and going door- to-door asking for cans and plastic.