REDMAN, PRESTON DANIEL COLE (SMACKS)
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Dakota Name, i yan ka ha hoksina
Shunka-anupta-gi ('Kicked By A Horse')
January 27, 1996 – February 28, 2013
Preston (Smacks) Redman died Thursday, February 28, 2013 in the All Nations Healing Hospital in Fort Qu'Appelle. Preston was predeceased by his sister Katrina Anne in infancy. Preston was also predeceased by his maternal relatives; grandmother Mary Elizabeth Goodwill (nee Thorne); grandfather Clifford Goodwill Sr.; great-grandparents Mary Anne and John Thorne Sr.; aunts Delia and Dale Goodwill in infancy; uncle Lawrence Dubois Sr.; paternal relatives; grandmother Adeline Redman; grandfather Moses Deegan; great-grand parents Leo and Clara Redman; uncles Russell and Arthur Redman Sr.; aunt Lucille McKay; adopted relative Victor Sammy of the White Bear First Nation. Preston is survived by his parents Lydia (nee Goodwill) and Dwayne Redman Sr.; brothers Dwayne Jr. (Fern) and their children Tehya and Leslie; brother Thomas (Fallan) and their children Gavin and Marley; sister Chantel Redman (Joel) and Chloe Redman; brothers, Faron (Candace), Shain (Janelle) and Lonnie Joe Goodwill; he is also survived by maternal relatives, Cindy (Sean), Claudia, Eugene (Louella), Clifford Jr., (Jennifer) Fabian (Alanaise), Ernest (Tiffany) and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Preston is survived by paternal relatives. Rick (Michelle), Angela, Dianna (Peter), Darla, Kelly (Janelle), Evan, Ryan (Lisa) Rodger (Annette) and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Preston learned to skate at age four and began playing league hockey in Fort Qu'Appelle. He loved sports and participated annually in the Saskatchewan Indian Summer and Winter games. Preston was recently invited to the tryout camp for the National Aboriginal Hockey Championship for Team Saskatchewan 2013. His team was also Oskana Cup Champs, 2012. Preston started dancing pow wow at age ten. He competed in the fancy dance category and quickly became a champion. His mocassin tracks crossed over Canada and the USA where he met many relatives and made numerous friends on his pow wow trail. Preston had begun to develop his spirituality and understanding of his traditional teachings. All his relations loved him and were proud of him. He has left us with many happy memories. We will miss his bright smile, his presence. Doksha aka we will meet again. A wake will be held on the Standing Buffalo First Nation in the school gymnasium on Sunday, March 3, 2013 commencing at 4:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Monday, March 4, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in the Standing Buffalo school gymnasium. Interment in the Our Lady of Light Cemetery. Traditional feast to follow. The family would like to thank all the EMS, Doctors and staff of the All Nations Healing Hospital as well as the RCMP for their assistance. Online condolences may be made at www.tubmanfh.com
Published in The Regina Leader-Post on Mar. 2, 2013