March 1, 1924 – December 29, 2018
It is with great sadness and sorrow that the family of William Daniel Bitternose announce the passing of their Dad, Mushum, Great Mushum, Great-Great Mushum, Uncle and Friend, who passed away on December 29, 2018 at the age of 94 years.
He is reunited with his wife Evelyn Rose Bitternose, son Brian (Bazz) Bitternose, granddaughter Danielle (Crusher), parents Harry & Louisa (Cyr) Bitternose, brothers John James and Thomas Bitternose, sisters Sarah and Mary Bitternose and Sybil Geddes.
He is survived by his sons Eddy (Laverne) Bitternose, Kelly (Tracy) Bitternose, daughters Mary (Leon) McNab and Marcia Bitternose, 24 grandchildren, 66 great grandchildren, 20 great great grandchildren, Sister in Law Nancy Bitternose, Brother in Law Sam Geddes, numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
William worked hard all his life to provide for his family in 1958 he went to work at the Muscowequan Residential school as a maintenance man and then received his engineering certificate, in 1976 he moved to Gordon Residential school where he worked until he was 70 years old. Throughout his life William always loved sports, baseball, softball, hockey and curling; in the early 50’s he would go every Sunday to play ball as a pitcher for whoever got to his house on Sunday morning, he was well known by the local towns as that Big Indian pitcher. During his later years he followed his sons and then his grandsons to hockey games and tournaments across the provinces. In the summer it was softball he loved to watch his children, grandchildren and great grands play the sport he loved. William will be sadly missed at the hockey arenas and ball parks as he was their #1 Fan.
The wake will be held on January 1, 2019 at 4:00 PM at the Old Gym George Gordon First Nation. The Funeral Service will be held on January 2, 2019 @ 11:00 am at the same location,
Internment to follow at the St. Luke’s Anglican Church. At the request of the family please no children under the age of 10.
The family would like to thank all those who were his caregivers at Silver Heights, Raymore, SK. and St. Joseph’s Integrated Care Centre, Lestock , SK. for the care given in the last year of his life.