BIGKNIFE, MERVIN CLARENCE ESMOND With the beginning of 2006, a new journey has begun for our son, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. The Lord called him home January 4, 2006 at the age of 65 years. Mervin leaves to celebrate his life, his beloved wife of 44 years, Hilda; his parents Florence and Charles Bigknife; his mother-in-law Nancy Bitternose; three daughters, Sharon Bigknife, Cheryl LaFrance, Rhonda (Tom) Deutsch, and daughter-in-law Cindy; five sons; Elden (Cathy), Conrad (Shannon), Ian (Maxine), Barclay, Dallas (Linda); his grandchildren; CJ (Jessica), Shanette (Billy), Justin, Ira, Ione (Gil), Issac, Ian Jr., Elijah, Ezekial, Katriona and Karissa; extended grandchildren; Destiny, Shayleen, Kelly, Dakota, Chris, Alana, Justice, Aaron, Braiden and Marlena; great-grandchildren; Ashton, Kieran, Talia, Seth and Darian; four sisters; Freda (Donald) Koochicum, Vera (Richard) McNabb, Stella (Mike) Koochicum and Lynda Bigknife; brother, Lawrence (Anita) and adopted brother Barry Ryder; special aunts; Yvonne Bigknife, Lillian (Bill) Morris, Beatrice (Morris) Kinequon; special uncles, William Bitternose, Sidney (Monica) Buffalo, Irvin (Doris) Buffalo; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. in Okanese Learning Centre, Okanese First Nation with Pastor Edmond Gordon and Ron Hooper officiating. Interment in the Bigknife family cemetery on the Star Blanket First Nation. An on-line book of condolence may be signed at www.speersfuneralchapel.com "Your spirit is free now and may you rest in peace. All those who loved and knew you, will miss you.