As you are *hopefully* already aware, Lakeside Medical Clinic relocated from 8th St to Joseph Okemasis Drive (in Sutherland) on Aug 1/20. This exciting move inspired us to learn more about the namesake of our street.
Private Joseph Okemasis enlisted in the Saskatoon Light Infantry in 1941 at the age of 19. He was killed in action two years later.
Okemasis was born to Andrew and Jane Okemasis of Muskeg Lake.
Okemasis Lake, SK is named in honor of Joseph Okemasis. Okemasis Lake is approximately 70 minutes north of Saskatoon, near Duck Lake and Okemasis & Beardy’s Cree Nation.