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Preston Dennis Pashe

July 29, 1980 ~ January 12, 2021 (age 40)


Preston Dennis Pashe

Namahon Hé Wakiyan Hotonpi “Hear the Thunder”

     It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved son, father, brother, nephew, uncle, cousin and friend, Preston D. Pashe “Hear the Thunder” at his home in Dakota Tipi on January 12, 2021 at the age of 40. 

     Preston is lovingly remembered by his father Dennis Pashe and mother Lizzie Daniels.  Cherished father of Rain Marie Shawnee Faith Handel “White Turtle Star Woman”.  Mr. Boye Ladd of Wisconsin, Preston’s teacher, was considered his adopted father.

     Brother to siblings Lance Wells, George Pashe (predeceased), Denise Pashe, Dara Ahmo, Dennis Jr. Pashe, Deanna Pashe, Colton Pashe, Bernard Pashe, Micayla Pashe, Joel Pashe, Dakota Andrews, Dawson Andrews, Kayla Andrews, Kodi Andrews, Amanda Daniels.

     He will be greatly missed by his nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, extended family and many other relatives from across Turtle Island, who loved him so dearly and will miss him so much.

     Preston was born in Portage la Prairie, MB.  He was raised on Dakota Tipi First Nation where he resided the remainder of his life. He was blessed with a rich cultural upbringing full of dance, ceremony, and song.

     Preston was a champion hoop dancer, performing from South Korea to Russia and throughout Turtle Island, a warrior fancy dancer and a very special eagle dancer. He was a gifted and talented dancer who brought pride to his people and family. He was a captivating performer and travelled across the world doing shows for all walks of life. He truly touched the lives of many, young and old. His unforgettable dance moves and electrifying fancy dance foot work got him recognition across Pow wow country and often placed first at any Pow wow he attended. Preston was also a Sundancer and a pipe carrier who loved dancing with his family in South Dakota.

     Preston was a role model for many people in his early stages of life . He was selected to perform the hoop dance and receive a youth achievement award (YAA) for the live televised broadcasted show YTV Achievement Award.

     Preston found happiness in travelling at a young age to Pow wows across the country with his family and two brothers Lance and George. They shared many great memories together travelling the Pow wow trail with many friends and family.  He had a passion for being a video gamer and collecting all the coolest games. It brought him joy to play video games with all his loved ones. He carried a great love for his culture and honoured his people by sharing the cultural teachings and knowledge he was taught with the rest of his community, especially the younger generations through hosting his Pow wow practices. He enjoyed going to the gym and learning about fitness. Preston loved visiting with all his cousins sharing memories, storytelling and cracking those good ol’ jokes together. He had a huge love for animals. Preston was proud to work with Dakota Wicozani Health & Wellness Centre, where he enjoyed performing at community events and teaching.   

     Preston was an adventurous spirit and he enjoyed his life to the fullest. His unforgettable smile and laugh lit up any room, he was will always be cherished in our memories. His strength, gifts, compassion, love, and great sense of humor truly made his family proud and full of joy. Preston will be missed by all who have been blessed to know him and forever in our hearts. Preston will forever be remembered as a special person.   

     Viewing will be held on Monday, January 18th, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Omega Funeral Home, 83 Royal Road S, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba and in compliance to the Manitoba COVID-19 Restrictions. 

     Due to COVID-19 restrictions, service on Tuesday, January 19th, 2021 at the Dakota Gaming Center will have viewing 10 am to 12 pm, 5 people at a time may attend to view.  After prayer service interment to follow at the Old Sioux Village Cemetery.  

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Funeral Service
January 18, 2021

7:00 PM
Old Sioux Village Cemetery

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