In loving memory of Dorine Annette Whitehawk aged 67 years (1953-2020), born on Cote First Nation to Alex & Mary Whitehawk (nee Bryant). Dorine is predeceased by her parents Alex and Mary, sisters Adeline Severight, Muriel McNabb, Geraldine Friday, Camilla Whitehawk, Leona Bingham, brothers Eben Whitehawk, Elton Whitehawk, Alfred Whitehawk (Tootsie), Clifford Whitehawk, Spencer Whitehawk, Freddy Whitehawk, Allan Whitehawk, Richard Whitehawk.
Dorine is survived by her Special Niece– Twila (Sheldon) grandchildren Tyson (Alyssa), great-grandchildren Talia, Noah; Dawson (Emily) Harley, Addison and Special Nephew Antoine (Weihui) granddaughter Micah. Siblings – Violet Sinclair of Winnipeg, Esther Monkman of Winnipeg, Gloria Kitchemonia of Calgary, Arlene White of Winnipeg; William, James (Beverley), Wilfred (Paula), Dwayne (Joan), Lindsay and Harvey. Special family – the Pelletier’s
Dorine was a loving mother figure to all her nieces and nephews, loved each of them dearly and encouraged each of them to do the best they can. She had a big heart and loved of her family. She believed her cousins were brothers and sisters and loved them as such.
Dorine was born on Cote First Nation, attended St. Phillips Residential School. After she left residential school she moved to Preeceville, Invermay, Rama and then Dorine decided to relocate to bigger cities to find employment so she would be able to help financially for her mother and younger siblings.
She loved learning, new challenges and obtaining new skills for her life and work, so she worked in different areas. She enjoyed working with inner-city youth while working at Winnipeg Friendship Centre. She then was called back to Saskatchewan to help care, love and nurture her special nephew Antoine. Dorine obtained her GED and trained to be a Special Care Aide in Calgary, where she worked as Special Care Aide for many years at West Hill Senior Care Home. She began her career as a Surveillance Operator at Bear Claw Casino when it opened in 1993, and transferred to Painted Hand Casino, to be closer to her mother. She retired from Painted Hand in 2016. She loved working with BCC and PHC as it was new and exciting career with SIGA. She worked at Safe Haven as in-house counsellor. She was always willing to lend a hand when needed.
The last few years, she moved to Calgary to spend more time with her family and reconnect with many friends. She had many friends whom she loved dearly.
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