Ralph Joseph Tawiyaka

September 18, 1958 ~ October 10, 2023 (age 65) 65 Years Old

Ralph Tawiyaka Obituary

Ralph Joseph Tawiyaka

Dakota Hokšina

September 18, 1958 - October 10, 2023

It is with great sadness We announce the passing of our late father, brother, uncle, nephew & grandfather Ralph Joseph Tawiyaka.

Predeceased by his parents John James & Marjorie Violet Tawiyaka (nee Goodwill), his son Dakota Keewatin, brothers Sidney, Conrad Sr., John Jr. Tawiyaka; Sisters Rose Marie, Deborah, Inez, Margaret and Tina Tawiyaka. Nephews; Kirk, Mario, C.J., nieces Clarissa & Alma. Grandchild Dante.

Ralph was survived by his daughter Cody Tawiyaka(Ken S.)Kealem, Cynthia & Juniper Keewatin, Dakotas children Alora Keewatin, Dayzasha Starr & Illianna Pinay, brothers Bryce & Eddie Tawiyaka, sisters Lisa & special sister-in-law Eileen Bear, Auntie Rosabell Goodwill, nieces, nephews, grandchildren & great grandchildren.

We celebrate the life he lived on the powwow trail, being an entrepreneur, driving his good friend Chief Rodger Redman to his meetings,etc. and working at the gas station. His humor, laughter and jokes were common to everyone including winning PBR championships to having tie breakers at powwow, along with having so many wives. He could wheel & deal anyone, loved betting on prolines, watching hockey, golfing the standing buffalo sports ground and casino nights.

His younger days he was right in there playing hockey on the pond, getting a foot hockey game going, having a fire for weiner roast and playing poker listening to his awesome ole tunes.

The family would like to give thanks to his honorary friends, extended family, chief & council, Echo Lodge special care home and Lakeview lodge.

Wake Thursday, October 12, 2023 at 5 PM in the Tatanka Najin School Gym, Standing Buffalo Dakota Nation. Funeral Service Friday, October 13, 2023 at 11 AM in the Tatanka Najin School Gym.

Arrangements entrusted to Conley Funeral Home. Fort Qu'Appelle, SK.

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