KENNETH WAYNE TOURANGEAU
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February 27, 1964 – January 1, 2014
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Kenneth Wayne Tourangeau. Ken was born to George and Lillian Tourangeau and is lovingly remembered by his wife Norine, and his sons Bradley and Troy of Saskatoon; his brothers: Melford (Vera) Tourangeau, Raymond Tourangeau, Laurie Tourangeau, Alvin Tourangeau, Cory Tourangeau; his sisters: Georgina Tourangeau, Margaret (Norman) Straightnose, Corine (Brad) Tourangeau, and numerous nieces and nephews, all of Cote First Nation, as well as his Aunt Harriet Foy, Aunt Harriet (Mastook) Marion, Uncle George Keewatin and his special family the Keewatin Family. Ken is predeceased by his grandparents Joe Genaille and Margaret Cote, parents George and Lillian Tourangeau, father-in-law Henry Blackstar, mother-in-law Inez Blackstar, aunts Alice Shingoose, Josephine Tourangeau, Rose Shingoose, Grace Quewezance and special aunt Martha Keewatin who helped raise him; uncles Bryce Tourangeau, Malcolm Tourangeau and Duncan Tourangeau, siblings Alfred 'Boy' Tourangeau, Ronald Tourangeau; nephews Billy Joe Quewezance, and Norman Dean Straightnose Jr. Ken took great pride in his family and loved his sons very much. He was very proud of them. Ken enjoyed watching sports such as hockey, UFC and golf. Ken was a man of many accomplishments. He served 3 years in the Canadian Army posted in Shiloh, Manitoba. He completed his Bachelor of Arts in Indian Studies then a Certificate of Business Administration at SIFC. He worked for many years as a Post-Secondary Coordinator for Cote First Nation until he discontinued due to health reasons. Ken's love of learning was exemplified when he further completed a Community Economic Development Officer Program and a Master of Business Administration with Cape Breton University (Warman). Ken took great pride in the fact that he was a good provider for his family. The past few years were difficult for Ken. He loved to laugh and joke, along with his family, and this carried him through the difficult times. He enjoyed the friendships he had and loved to tell stories about his family and childhood friends. Ken appreciated the love of his extended family, the Keewatin family, whose recent loss of beloved Martha left a void in Ken's life. A Wake will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, January 3rd, 2014 at the Chief Gabriel Education Centre in Cote First Nation. The Funeral Service will be held at the Chief Gabriel Education Centre in Cote First Nation, on Saturday, January 4th at 11 a.m. Interment Cote First Nation. The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses who cared for him at St. Paul's Hospital and the Renal Clinic. Ken's legacy he leaves are his values, education, good work ethic, stay away from drugs and alcohol, exercise, be a good provider and don't forget that laughter is possible even in difficult times. Arrangements have been entrusted to Andrychuk Funeral Home, Kamsack.
Published in The Saskatoon StarPhoenix on Jan. 3, 2014