Charlie Bill Crookedneck was born at Ministikwan, SK on January 21, 1942 to James and Elise Crookedneck.
Charlie was a man who believed that one day he would meet God in Paradise and because of knowing this fact it would lift his spirit so much that he would do his dance for the Lord. He first heard the truth of salvation from Don and Hazel's Ministry when Marie sent her husband to investigate what was happening at the old school basement. Charlie served the Lord for 47 years. He was devoted to the "Word of God", and had a strong desire to share the word with everyone. He enjoyed travelling to camp meetings, weekend rallies and anywhere he could share the fellowship of God. Charlie knew who he was in Christ. His favourite scripture was John 3:16.
John 3:16: For God so loved the world that he gave his own only begotten son, that whomsoever believeth in him, shall not parish but have everlasting life.
Charlie was a great hunter and trapper; Marie was often the envy of the reserve. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, ski-dooing, quading, hockey and wrestling. He played hockey until he was 61 years old and he was a first generation player of the Ministikwan Islanders. He loved to watch hockey and support his children, grandchildren and the community.
Charlie was predeceased by: his parents, James and Elise (nee Trottier) Crookedneck; his brothers, Gordon Crookedneck and Gabriel Crookedneck.
Charlie is survived by: his loving wife, Marie Crookedneck; his children, Danny (Wanda), Velma, Lisa (Rick), Tresa (Chris), Charlene (Kevin), Dion, and Hadassah (Malcolm); his siblings, Phillip (Margaret) Crookedneck, Roland (Harriet) Crookedneck, Ernest (Loretta) Crookedneck, Elise (William) Stick, Dorothy Crookedneck, Adeline Crookedneck and Bernice Crookedneck; 18 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren; and numerous adopted children, brothers and sisters.