The family of William Whitehawk wishes to announce his passing on May 10, 2021, in Cote First Nation, Saskatchewan.
From the age of four to fifteen, Big Fella attended boarding school at St. Phillips Residential School. At fifteen he left school and carried on to work at odd jobs as a labourer or farmhand to survive for the next ten years. At age 25 he decided to turn his life around by reconnecting with his traditional roots. He put himself through different schoolings to become a healer and therapist to help himself and others heal from a long line of deep-rooted trauma.
From then on, Big Fella dedicated his life to helping people heal. This way of life would be the way Big Fella lived for the rest of his life, enjoying helping people. That’s what he lived for, that’s what made him happiest.
William is survived by his children; Earl (Chopper) Quewezance, Wanda Quewezance, Rita Quewezance, Shawntelle Pelly, Brad Pelly, Nikita Langan, Randall Munroe, and Randa-Leigh Ironstand, his siblings; Ester Monkman, Gloria Kitchemonia, Arlene Dagdick, Twila Nelson, Shirley Musqua, Patricia Musqua, James Whitehawk, Wilfred Whitehawk, Dwayne Whitehawk, Lindsay Whitehawk, Wilfred (Willie) Cote, Vernon Musqua and his best friends Grant and Metro, along with numerous cousins, nieces and nephews
William is predeceased by his parents Patrick Severight and Mary Whitehawk (nee Bryant), his sisters, Violet, Dorine, Camilla, Geraldine, Alvina (Jordan) Brothers, Dennis, Alfred, Clifford, Allan (Frownie) and Harvey.
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