Lionel Wayne Sparvier “Rook”
Kihêwâsis-nanêw Ka Pê Nikamot ( Eagle Man comes Singing )
December 13, 1953 – September 8, 2021
Lionel Wayne “Rook” Sparvier was born December 13, 1953 in Broadview, SK to Victor “Butch” Sparvier and Lillian Sparvier (nee Taypotat). Rook passed peacefully on September 8, 2021 in Moosomin, SK with his family at his side.
Rook is survived by his children Sheri, Jason (Serina), Tammy (Myles), Terri, Junior (Vida) McArthur, Brad Buffalocalf, Abraham McCallum and numerous adopted sons; brother Sam Sparvier; sisters Myra Delorme, Kelly Standingready, and Gaylynn Sparvier; 18 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; nieces and nephews, and his beloved dog Tia (Teabag)
Rook is predeceased by his parents, his sister Leona, his grandchildren Skye and Delrae, his soulmate Wendy and son Jared.
Rook served as a Chief and Councillor for Cowessess First Nation. He travelled all across pow-wow country representing Cowessess and Crooked Lake Agency.
Rook will always be remembered as a loving Dad, Papa and great-grandfather, a great friend, a pow wow singer, MC, and a progressive leader. He was always laughing and well known for his humour and teasing.
He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Wake will be held Sunday, September 12, 2021 at 4 pm at house #83, Cowessess First Nation, SK. Wake service to begin at 7 pm. Funeral Service will be held Monday, September 13, 2021 at 1pm in the same location.
Arrangements entrusted to Conley funeral Home, Wolseley, SK. 1-306-698-5000.
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