Stanley CUTHAND
1917 - 2016
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Stanley (Stan) Cuthand
December 22, 1918 – May 23, 2016
Rev. Canon Stan Cuthand died peacefully after a lengthy hospital stay on May 23, 2016. Stan was born in 1918 on Little Pine First Nation, son of Harriet and Josie Cuthand. He was a survivor of the Spanish Flu epidemic at four months of age. He attended day school on Little Pine, followed by boarding house to complete high school in Prince Albert. He convocated in 1944 with a Bachelors of Theology. He worked as a priest for the Anglican Church. He met and married Christina Lennan in 1944, and they had four children, Doug, Beth, John, and Ruth. His life's work was translating the bible into Plains Cree Roman Orthographics and Syllabics. His secular work included a stint with Indian Affairs in 1969 until 1975 when he became an assistant professor of Native Studies at the University of Manitoba. He retired to Saskatchewan and worked at the First Nations University of Canada (S.I.F.C.) and Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre. He taught until he was 80 years old; he enjoyed his students immensely. His greatest reward in teaching was getting the students to think for themselves. He was computer literate, his file names were all in Cree and he enjoyed his Facebook page to keep up with his many relations. He lead an active and healthy life and was a loving, funny, devoted husband, father, and grandfather. Stan was predeceased by his parents, Harriet and Josie Cuthand; brothers Aaron, Adam, and Issac; sisters Beatrice, and Jean; childhood friend and cousin Smith Atimoyoo; grandson Christopher; and beloved wife Christina. He is survived by his four children Doug (Pauline), Beth (Gerry William), John (Eileen), and Ruth; grandchildren Lorne (Marcella), Steven Paul, Lisa George, Sky, Luke Morrisseau, Thirza, Shawn, Deanna, Sharlene, Shannon, and Jenny; great-grandchildren Danielle, Jordan, Taylor, and Kristjan Paul; as well as numerous nephews and nieces. The family would like to thank the staff at Stonebridge Crossing, and St. Pauls Hospital, for caring for our loved one so well. The Memorial will be at Acadia McKague's Funeral Centre in Saskatoon on Wednesday, May 25 at 2 p.m. Wake will be held Thursday evening at Little Pine First Nations Elders Hall, and Funeral on Friday, May 27 at 2 p.m. at the Elder Hall. Feast to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Stan Cuthand Scholarship.


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Published in Saskatoon StarPhoenix on May 25, 2016.
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March 11, 2017
I remember him as a very special man and colleague of my father, Rev. John M. Buck, in the Anglican Diocese of Calgary.
I am so sorry for your loss.
We stand on the shoulders of giants.
Stanley Cuthand was clearly one of those giants.
"we see more and farther than our predecessors, not because we have keener vision or greater height, but because we are lifted up and borne aloft on their gigantic stature." John of Salisbury
Martin Buck
September 27, 2016
To the Cuthand family,
Stan and Chris were wonderful friends to my mom, Margaret(Garland)Umscheid when they both working at Cardston. They were my god parents and I remember them visiting us at our farm near Milo, Alberta when I was a little girl. Stan married my parents in 1960 and they also were special guests at my wedding in 1992. My mom spoke very highly of your parents and she would want me to extend our sympathy as she passed away on June 5, 2016.
Sincere sympathy
Juanita (Umscheid)McNair
June 8, 2016
My condolences to the family for your loss. Seeing the name Reverend Stan Cuthand takes me back to the late 1950's when through his sister Jean I got to meet him at their home a few times. He was a kind and gentle man.
Emily Farnham
May 27, 2016
When I worked at the Canadian Bible Society I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Cuthand during the time he was working on the Cree translation & saw first hand the joy the release of the parallel New Testament brought. I remember the day a lady came into the store & clutched a copy of the newly completed translation to her chest, her eyes full of tears, she said, "Reading the Word of God in the language of your heart is like nothing else". I remember what a gracious gentleman Stan Cuthand was. He bestowed his many gifts & talents in generous ways to all. Well done, he truly was while with us & is a good & faithful servant. God bless & keep your family as you mourn, but also as you celebrate his life. It was so well lived. May his legacy continue.
Shelly Smith
May 27, 2016
My sincerest condolences to the Cuthand family. He has left us all an amazing legacy and will be imprinted on the Indigenous history of Saskatchewan/the Great Plains forever, both for the life he lived but also the stories he shared.
Brenda Macdougall
May 26, 2016
in the short time that i had known stan he touched my life, he was a sweet man and loved his red rose tea. i will miss his smile an his laugh in the dining room. fly high with the eagles stan and god bless. will miss you alot. Jan/server stonebridge
jan smith
May 26, 2016
After Stan and his wife came back from Ecuador in the 1980s he was involved with our group in Winnipeg. He put us in touch with his contacts in Ecudor and myself and another person from our group went to Ecuador to attend our first of many visits with our Indigenous brothers and sisters.I would like to send my condolences to the Cuthand family for giving our Indigenous community a great person like Stan. Migwetch!
Kathy Mallett
May 26, 2016
He lived a full and meaningful life and has left us with wonderful memories. Condolences to the family. (Verna Kirkness, Vancouver, BC.
Verna Kirkness
May 26, 2016
To the Cuthand Family, I was honoured to be Stan's accountant for many years. He was a special man who will be missed by family and the community. May time help make your memories of him even more golden.
Glen Dean
May 26, 2016
We were so honored to have known Stan for many years . Barb was taught some classes by him when she was a student in 1983 to 1987 with the Indian Social Work Program. That is where I first met Stan.When we had that dreadful year 1995 when we lost our babies Earl, Leora n Bull in that terrible accident Stan was one if the Elders that helped us through our grief. we will forever be greatful .He will be missed dearly, we would like to.say thank you to the family for sharing your precious, gentle, loving, caring, father with us n so many others. Sending our condolences, prayers n love from Frank n Barb Badger
Frank n Barb Badger
May 26, 2016
What a legacy and an inspiration A celebration of a well lived life <3
Sharon Baptiste
May 25, 2016
I was a student of Stan's at U of M, so many years ago. I have often thought of him and credit him for my 39 year career working with Anishnabe organizations.
Linda Grieve
May 25, 2016
Stan was an inspirational man. I feel honoured to have known him. I am sure this next journey will see him sharing his knowledge and wisdom and more importantly, his quiet laughter.
Kathleen Wasacase
May 25, 2016
Sincere condolences to the family. He was a sincere , modest intellectual and spiritual giant and helped me unselfishly with advice for my doctoral thesis.
Dr. Jerry Hammersmith
May 25, 2016
My deepest sympathies to the Cuthand family on your loss. He was an amazing man, a great scholar. Special hugs for Deanna, Sharlene and Jenny, John & Eileen.
Dianne Wilson
May 25, 2016
My deepest sympathies to Doug and family, a great man with a great legacy.
Jim Sax
May 25, 2016
Our sincere condolences.

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Brenda Zeman
May 25, 2016
Sending many blessings to the family. May he rest in peace and soar with the eagles.
Mary Shem
May 25, 2016
The night my late husband, Dr. Oliver Brass, passed to the other side he had asked the late Rev.Stan Cuthand to be his adopted Father. He had great respect for Rev. Cuthand. May they rest in peace.
Sheila Brass
May 25, 2016
Condolences to the Cuthand family... Your father lived a rich fulfilled life. He will be a shining example of how to live your dreams for generations to come. God bless you all...
Wes Lerat
May 25, 2016
So sorry for your loss, it's not easy losing such an amazing person in your life. Love, Lynn Hill
May 25, 2016
My condolences to the Cuthands during this difficult time. Love Lori, Bianca, Nigel, Dakota and Nian
lori blondeau
May 25, 2016
To the Cuthand family, our condolences and prayers will be with you at this time.
Brian and Linda Davis
May 25, 2016
Thanks for being such a good Grandpa. I will miss your stories and humour and warmth. Thanks for your kindness and gentleness. Love you forever Grandpa.
Thirza Cuthand
May 25, 2016
His life's work is done and now he is with his Heavenly Father. Very wise and honourable man; funny too. A friend to many and what a legacy.
Joan Beatty
May 25, 2016
Sincere condolences to the family. He was truly a great man.
Tim Quigley
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