LEO WHITECROW (Saa-kaa-taay-gaabow)

Leo Whitecrow (Saa-kaa-taay-gaabow), 45, of Seine River First Nation, Ont., passed away Friday, Nov. 2, 2012 in Fort Frances, Ont.
Leo was born May 17, 1967 in Fort Frances to the late Leonard Whitecrow and Elsie Blackjack.
Leo lived most of his life in Seine River First Nation. He worked as a firefighter and carpenter in the community for many years.
Leo enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and gathering wood. He also was known for his honesty and was very helpful whenever anyone needed a hand at something.
Leo was a fun-loving person who enjoyed family gatherings and everything in life, and will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
Leo is survived by four sisters, Lila Blackjack (Brian Kabatay) and Susie Langille, all of Seine River First Nation, Ont., Stephinie Blackjack of Fort Frances, Ont., and Hannah Blackjack of Atikokan, Ont.; two brothers, Edward Rodney Rydoell of Seine River First Nation, Ont. and Bill Allan Ferdeber of Haileybury, Ont.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Johnny and Ronnie Whitecrow; and one sister, Tanya Blackjack.
A wake will be held Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 from 4 p.m. at the Seine River First Nation gymnasium.
A traditional service will be held Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012 in the morning at the Seine River First Nation gymnasium, with Elder Ralph Johnson officiating.
A traditional burial ceremony will follow in Seine River First Nation Cemetery.
The pallbearers will be Rob Morrison, Gerald Morrison, Phil Ottertail, and Jeff Boshkaykin.
The honourary pallbearers will be Shane Whitecrow, Justin Handorgan, Patrick Kabatay, and Garret Jim.
Should family and friends so desire, in memoriam donations may be made to the charity of your own choice c/o Green Funeral Home, P.O. Box 427, Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3M8.
Online condolences may be offered at www.greenfuneralhomefortfrances.com