Cory Lee Pahtayken was born in Paradise Hill, Sk on August 1, 1987 to Sylvia Pahtayken (Francis) and Roy McAdam. Cory had so much pride in his kids Kiera, Kyree and Ky, he loved them dearly. Cory loved to dance Grass, he started dancing locally going to our local interschool pow wows at the age of 12. Once he started to dance he gained friends to dance along with, and also became his best friends, Nathan Mitsuing and Derek Stanley. He constantly bragged about Nathan when it came to Nathan and Cory having a heart to heart talk about how Cory got his Cree name “Standing White Horse” and how the color orange represented his life. It was a shock to Cory when Nathan designed his own outfit with a white horse and in the color orange. He messaged all of his brothers and sisters, including our mom, he was so proud and honoured that his friend Nathan designed his whole outfit fully beaded. Cory loved to play sports, badminton and basketball but his main passion was basketball where he played it day and night. He travelled to a lot of tournaments with all his bros and he showed them how much he loved the sport when he supplied the team jerseys. He would host tournaments for his late bro, Willis Heathen. Cory was one of a kind, he always made sure his bro's always had a ride or tried his best to get to their next game. Cory’s hobby was playing “Texas Hold Em” either with friends or online. He was known as the hustler, every time he would win he would snap or take a pic of his winnings and send it to our mom. When he was proud of any accomplishments the first person he would tell was our mom. Cory moved back to our family home by the lake and he was welcomed with open arms by uncle Daniel (Porky) Pahtayken. Uncle helped our brother, he was his role model. When he needed guidance he never held it back but made sure he told our uncle what was bothering him. If we could go on about Cory I’m sure it would take all day. He was loved by many and he will be missed dearly. Cory has left a void in our hearts, our family chain is broken. After graduating, Cory worked as a laborer, most of his working days were working for Jason Parke. He had many opportunities to change his career but stuck it out with his job and his boss.
Cory was predeceased by: his grandparents, Adolphus Pahtayken (1988), Josephine Pahtayken (2013), Marie McAdam (1998), Antoine McAdam (1976); his uncles, George McAdam (2000) and Leonard Pahtayken (2013); his aunts, Philomene Mountain (2019) and Angelique McAdam (2018); and his cousin, Jacqueline Pahtayken (2011).
Cory leaves to mourn his passing: his loving mother, Sylvia Pahtayken (Francis Dufrense); his father, Roy McAdam; his pride and joys, Kiera Lewis, Kyree and Ky Pahtayken; his sisters, Mary, Monica, Melanie, Mavis (Winston), and Andrea; his brothers, Leon, Richard (April), Kingsley (Brittany)and Bryce Dillon; and numerous aunties, uncles, nieces,nephews, and all that knew him.
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