In loving memory of Kanina Kakekayash

Create: 09/28/2023 - 01:59

Wacheeyea Booshoo

On behalf of Wawatay Communications,
from all staff, past and present,
and from the board of directors.
It is with profound sadness.
We extend our deepest heartfelt condolences,
To the family
to the communities
on the departed spirit of Kennina Kakekayash
She was a dedicated and true servant to her people,
To the elders.
She dedicated her life to keeping the airwaves open.
for the benefit of the elders she deeply respected.
She was a strong believer in keeping the language and ensuring,
the elders were the benefactors in all that Wawatay did.
Kennina was committed to her work.
She served as an Oji Cree language broadcaster over 40 years to the 49 communities of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation.
Our condolences to her family and to everyone in the community of North Caribou Lake First Nation.

Visitation and Service in Sioux Lookout Funeral Home
Kanina Clara Kakekayash
September 27, 2023

3:00 p.m.

Officiating: Pastor Vanessa Moskotaywenene

Opening Prayer: Pastor Vanessa Moskotaywenene

Song by Family – niikaapiimootaten meskana

Obituary – Linda Sakchekapo

Song by Eric Kamenawatamin

Verse Reading Thessalonians 4: 13-18 – read by Mary Faus and Clinton

Family and Friends – Open Mic
Gaetan St-Hilaire

Song by Eric Kamenawatamin

Sermon: Pastor Vanessa Moskotaywenene

Song– by Family – Shall we gather at the River

Thank you and Special Mention – George Sakchekapo

Song by Linda Beardy- In the Sweet By and By

Public Viewing
Closing of Casket

5:00 p.m.
Closing Prayer – Pastor Vanessa Moskotaywenene


Visitation and Funeral services will be held:

3:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Wednesday, September 27, 2023
Sioux Lookout Funeral Home, Sioux Lookout, Ontario

Officiated by: Pastor Vanessa Moskotaywenene

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Thursday, September 28, 2023
St. Andrews United Church hosted by River of Glory All Nations Church, Sioux Lookout, Ontario

Officiated by: Reverend Bill Morris

Funeral Service at St. Andrews United Church hosted by River of Glory All Nations Church, Sioux Lookout, Ontario
Thursday, September 28, 2023

10:00 a.m.

Officiating - Reverend Bill Morris

Opening Prayer: Reverend Bill Morris

Song and Sharing –Eric Kamenawatamin

Eulogy by immediate family members and Reverend Bill Morris (each family member will say a few words)

Family Song – Shall we gather at the river

Sermon: Pastor Vanessa Moskotaywenene

Song by Linda Beardy - What a day that will be.

Viewing to start and Closing of Casket
Linda Beardy, Eric Kamenawatamin, Hilda DeRose
In the Sweet By and By

Closing of the casket– 196 White Hymn Book to be led by Reverend Bill Morris
(Family and Friends gather around the casket)

12:00 p.m.

Closing Prayer – Reverend Bill Morris

Processional Hymn – Pallbearers to take casket

Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery
Reverend Bill Morris/Jake Sawanis


Jarvis Anderson
Samuel Loon
Mario Lalande
George Sakchekapo
Matthew Gordon
Shane Sakchekapo

Honorary Pallbearers

Clinton Kakekayash
Gaetan St-Hilaire
Daniel Sakchekapo
Nadine Meekis
Dakota Sakchekapo
Dominic Sakchekapo
Ross Montour
Ashley Kenequanash
Natasha Sakchekapo

Date Published: 
Thursday, September 28, 2023 - 01:51