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Roderick LAPATAK

January 16, 1943 - May 20, 2017


On May 20, 2017, Mr. Roderick Solomon “Mush” Lapatak of Saddle Lake passed away at the age of 74 years. He is survived by his daughter, Louella Lapatak; 2 sons, Winston (Cynthia) Lapatak & Anthony Cross; 13 grandchildren, Amber (Dickie), Craig, Rodrick, Kent, Josh, Lance, Shera-Lee, Kelsey, Roxy, Darla, Tempest, Savannah & Felicia; siblings, Marguerite Brown, Louis (Lena) Lapatak, Clifford Lightning, Christina Hurd, Christina Badger, Linda Dumont, Marlene Collins & Melvin Badger; numerous nieces & nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Yvonne Lapatak; daughter, Rhonda Lapatac; parents, Roderick & Madeline Lapatak; brothers & sisters, Jean Taylor, Esther Patenaude, Carol Lightning, Brian Badger, Helen Badger, Lorna Badger, Laurence Badger & Lena Badger. A Wake will be held on Wednesday (leaving Grace Gardens at 3:00 p.m.) & Thursday, May 24 & 25 at the residence of the late Roderick Lapatak, Saddle Lake. Funeral Service will be held on May 26 at 11:00 a.m. at Ayiwakes Cultural Centre, Saddle Lake.  Interment in United Church 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: Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel

Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Andre "sharps" charpentier
Relation: Friend

My condoloences to the whole Lapatak family on the loss of a great man. Saddened to hear about the loss of such a great man, may the Lord be with you all during this trying time.

From: Sterling Jebeaux
Relation: Related

Rest easy Rod. I’m sorry I can not make it. You and the whole family are in my thoughts and prayers.

From: Lillian Trapper
Relation: Friend

My sincere condolences to the family. May Creator be near you all in the days ahead…take care.

From: harold spoon
Relation: friend who came to Moose Factory to teach us of his ways and passing on his knowledge. .. great man to know. .

we will always remember this wise and friendly man . He showed respect for his people as well as to others who were fortunate to have met him. I along with my Moose Factory people were surprised to hear of the passing of such an honorable person . Fly with the spirits my late friend.

From: Clarence Trapper
Relation: Aquaintence

My condolences to the family of this man I met him when he came east to my home land it was an honor to learn alittle bit from him meegwetch

From: Addiction Counsellor Marjorie Lalonde
Relation: He was our cultural resource person for our treatment center.

It has been an Honor to briefly know Roderick. I appreciated his presence at Beaver Lake Wah-pow Treatment Center. We enjoyed his humor and personal commitment to our clients. Past clients looked forward to his day here when he came to share his knowledge,wisdom and spiritual light.

Service Schedule


Date & Time:
May 24, 2017
Beginning at 3:00pm

Residence of Roderick Lapatak

Saddle Lake, AB Canada T0A 3T0

Leaving Grace Gardens at 3:00 p.m.

Saddle Lake, AB Canada T0A 3T0

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
May 26, 2017
Beginning at 11:00am

Ayiwakes Cultural Centre

Saddle Lake, AB Canada T0A 3T0

Final Respects will take place on May 26 at 9:30 a.m. at Ayiwakes Cultural Centre, Saddle Lake, prior to the Funeral Service.

Saddle Lake, AB Canada T0A 3T0

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