OBITUARY

Armand John McArthur

24 June, 194825 January, 2021

We Chasta Haska "Tall Man" (Armand McArthur) has started his journey with the Creator as of January 25, 2021 at 12:15 am in his home surrounded by his wife & children on the Siyonide Nakota Nation. We Chasta Haska was 73 years of age and was born on June 24, 1948 in Carlyle, Saskatchewan

He is survived by his Tawinju "wife" of 53 years as of February 3rd, Bev (nee BigEagle); Cihitku "sons", Amos, Lucas; Cuwitku "daughter", Armanda (Darick), Andra (Jack); Cihitkuya "adopted sons", Keegan, Ira & Corey; many adopted families of the Medicine Lodge\Sun Dances.

We Chasta Haska is also survived by our Adena "Fathers brothers", Louis Bud McArthur, Pete Bigstone, Rocky Kennedy, Kem Joyea, Wilson Brown; sisters, Olive McArthur, Audrey Yell, Muriel Rose, Nelda Schrupp; numerous grandchildren & great-grandchildren who were loved dearly by him. Spirit names and special attention were given to all. He loved each profoundly.

Predeceased by his parents, Henry McArthur and Cecilia Lerat; infant daughter, Cindy McArthur; brothers, Leonard Lerat, Maurice McArthur, Edward Leslie (Lolly) McArthur, Cecil Redstar, Frank Brown; sisters, Rosabella McCraken, Ivy McArthur-Delorme, Violet Lonechild.

Wake & Funeral: 5:00 p.m. Friday, January 29, 2021 from the Kisbey Recreation Centre followed by the Funeral on Saturday, January 30. The family asks that all visitors be mindful of the Covid Restrictions in place in accordance to Sask Health Authorities.

Arrangements in care of the Orsted Funeral Home (Carlyle)

Services

  • Wake

    Friday, 29 January , 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, 30 January , 2021

Memories

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Beth & Glen Corrigan

12 February 2021

Our sympathy to all. A proud man

Harry Peltier

29 January 2021

My sincere condolences to my McArthur relatives. Adena will be heavily missed and I will always appreciate the sharing he so willingly gave. I will miss the sweats, seeing Adena at the pow Wow and the Big lodge. I so appreciated your willingness to accept and share all the good things about our culture and the patience you gave at inspiring and teaching us. With much Love, thoughts and appreciation ❤️

Muriel Rose McArthur

27 January 2021

My Brother, you left without saying goodbye, but that is the way the Creator and the Grandfathers wanted things. They taught you all they could here on Earth, when they were done with the teachings, they had other spiritual work for you on the other side, so they came and took you home. Walk your Journey with ease and love.. Look back every once in a while to comfort Bev, your children and your Grandchildren, give them the strength to walk this path of sorrow, let them know you are not far away, you are only over here, your sisters you have left behind mourn with flowing tears and heavy hearts... this is not Goodbye, my brother, it is only farewell for a while... aho.. All my Relations

Joanne Ejikeonye (McArthur)

27 January 2021

To Bev McArthur and family,

Sending my prayers and condolences . Armand will be sadly missed by all that know him.🙏🏾

Aimee Lonechild

27 January 2021

My condolences to the family. Andra is one of my oldest dearest best friend since kindergarten. I have fond memories playing at there home on whitebear, an pheasant rump. it was a second home to me. He taught me how to play cribbage at 7. I am very good at it now. He made the best kettle chips. He was always kind to me an treated me good when I was over playing. I cherish those memories. He is a great man an he is on his greatest journey yet❤ much love to the family. 💌

Jerry Peltier

27 January 2021

Just want to say, I love you Uncle. Sending my love, hugs and prayers to your dear family.
Truly forever grateful for what Uncle Armand has done and continues to do. Was fortunate to experience many sweats with him, I'd bet they're the hottest anywhere. Uncle named me, Cha O ne. He also named my daughter and two of my brothers. He introduced me to the Medicine Lodge where I spent many overnight hours tending the fire. Spent many hours visiting with Uncle at the White Bear Powwow. Uncle would always ask me if I was hard of hearing, because he'd have to tell me things twice. Let's just say, I am.
Thank you for everything Uncle.

Myra Lerat

26 January 2021

Heartfelt condolences are offered to the family. May your love and memories keep him close to your hearts until you meet again. May he rest in peace.

Sincerely,
Myra D. Lerat
Larry MacGregor

Mary Ann Peltier

26 January 2021

My condolences to family, friends, and community...for the loss of our language keeper, Uncle Armand John McArthur. I began virtual language classes last year and I am looking forward to learning more. I loved to hear Uncle speak Nakoda...it made me feel like I was home. I never had the honor of meeting him in person but I am so grateful to have met him virtually and to have known of him and his work. Pinemayaya Adena Armand. Eternally grateful!

Betty Jack

26 January 2021

My family and I send our sincere condolences to Bev and her family , also sympathy to all that share the loss of Armande...... may his teachings live on 💙

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