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August 12, 1964 - February 20, 2018


On February 20, 2018, Mr. David “Boychich” Cryer (Matoosk) of Maskwacis, formerly of Saddle Lake passed away at the age of 53 years. He is survived by the mother of his children, Shirley Rabbit; children, Sievert Runningcrane-Cryer, Stanley Roasting-Cryer, Sheyenne Rabbit (Codie WJ), David Shawn Rabbit (Jasmine), Shoshone Rabbit & Kimberley Rabbit; 5 grandchildren & 1 on the way, Landon Runningcrane, Maleah & Kyfer Roasting, Daishawn & Kingston Omeasoo; numerous other grandchildren; mother, Annie Matoosk; mother-in-law, Mariah Rabbit; siblings, Eliza Moosewah, Ernest Joseph Moosewah, Mary Louise McCarthy, Vera (Lester) Half, Charlie Moosewah, William Moosewah, Julia Cryer (Alvin Green), Raymond Moosewah, Florence Cryer & Julia Moosewah; auntie, Eva (James) L’Hirondelle; uncles, Louie (Gloria) Moosewah & Mark (Ruby) Cryer; numerous nieces & nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Ernest Moosewah; brother, Percy Moosewah; adopted brother, Chief Leo Cattleman; paternal grandparents, Baptiste & Christine Moosewah; maternal grandparents, David & Stella (Sunday) Matoosk; best friend, Rudolphe Rabbit. A Wake & Pipe Ceremony will be held on Sunday (leaving Grace Gardens at 2 p.m.) & Monday, February 25 & 26 at Ayiwakes Cultural Centre, Saddle Lake. Traditional Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, February 27 at 11:00 a.m. at Ayiwakes Cultural Centre, Saddle Lake, with interment in Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Cemetery, Saddle Lake. To send condolences online, please visit www.gracegardensfuneralchapel.com.
GRACE GARDENS FUNERAL CHAPEL, 5626 – 51 Street, St. Paul, AB T0A 3A1 780-645-2677


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From: Lorna Stoney
Relation: Very special close friend

Have a beautiful journey home. You will be sadly missed by your closest special friend for life Lorna and Allen Stoney. We love you ❤

From: Eric Shirt

Condolences and prayers to the family.

Service Schedule


Date & Time:
February 25, 2018

Ayiwakes Cultural Centre, Saddle Lake

Leaving Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel at 2:00 p.m.

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
February 27, 2018
Beginning at 11:00am

Ayiwakes Cultural Centre, Saddle Lake

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