Francis "Ahhgoo" Cavanaugh-Demarce

Obituaries in Devils Lake, ND | Devils Lake Daily Journal
Obituaries in Devils Lake, ND | Devils Lake Daily Journal
Gilbertson Funeral Home

Ahhgoo “Francis” Cavanaugh, March 25, 2016- March 27, 2022.

Ahhgoo was born at Mercy Hospital in Devils Lake ND on March 25, 2016. He began his journey to his heavenly home Sunday March 27th, 2022 rural Fort Totten ND. The Wake and Prayer Service will be held on Friday, April 1, 2022 beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the Four Winds Community School (Small Gymnasium) in Fort Totten, ND. The Prayer service will be at 8:00 p.m. The procession to Fort Totten will leave at 4:00 p.m. on Friday from City Plaza, Devils Lake. Funeral Services will be on Saturday, April 2, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at Four Winds Community School with Reverend Paul Schuster officiating. Ahhgoo will be laid to rest in St. Michael’s Cemetery. All Drum Groups and Singers are welcome to share their music in memory of Ahhgoo.

Active Pallbearers

Sean Lawrence, Kelly McKay, RJ Cavanaugh, Brody Cavanaugh, Kallon Cavanaugh, Gionno Cavanaugh, Jordan Everett, and CJ Walking Eagle.

Honorary Pall Bearers: Mrs. Fisk & Mrs. Fisk’s 2022 Kindergarten Class,

Tate Topa Elementary Staff, Spirit Lake Ambulance, Local and surrounding area Law Enforcement, Marco’s Pizza, Devils Lake ND; Jean Cavanaugh, Carol Cavanaugh, Erica Greywater, Kirstin Cavanaugh and Brandon Dalzell, Elton Greywater, Felicia Greywater, Emma Thumb, Lisa & Merle Greywater, Wanda & Bryan Randle, Richard & Lonna Street, Margaret & Chris White, Marty Greywater, Kayla Robertson, Yolanda & Pedro Myers, ReNa & John Lohnes, Frank Cavanaugh, Rochelle Cavanaugh, Steve Cavanaugh, Roger & Andrea Ironshield, Sharon & Solomon Peltier, Melanie Dunn & family, Satara Red Tomahawk, Raymond Cavanaugh, Kevin Dauphinais, Carleigh Walking Eagle, Carlynn Walking Eagle, Jaysha Longie, Kailar Jacobson, Jonathan Myers, Lorraina Alberts, Tannor Myers, Phillip Alberts Sr, Lyndon Greybear Jr, Tamara Littlewind, Zac Littlewind, Diane Sommers, Laurie LaRoque, Mike & Nicole Leaf, Angela & Joe Garcia, Kayla Hook, Beau Balenton, Brady Cavanaugh, Andy Demarce, Dason Alberts, Dominic Alberts, Roanna Demarce, Daija Alberts, Leah Demarce, Joe Gourd, Sonta & Dean Dauphinais, Ashley Ross, Mary Jackson, Crystal Greywater, Cequioa Santos, Candy & Nate Wretling, Margo Azure, Marie Martin, Robin Smith, Paula Corbine, Cheryl Bull, Cali Demarce and Joseph Jackson, Trista Dauphinais, Chastity Lightning, Carissa Cavanaugh, Jessica Hale, Michelle Hale, Jesse McKay. With our sincerest apology we are sorry if there is anyone we may have forgotten for it was not intentional. He made such an impact on those he met and will be greatly missed. With the enormous amount of support from family, friends, and community, it was hard to list all by name. Just know that even the smallest form of condolences whether through messages/texts, posts, and calls will never be forgotten. It’s what has helped us make this difficult time even bearable and were so very thankful.

Francis “Ahhgoo” Cavanaugh was born on March 25, 2016 at Mercy Hospital in Devils Lake, ND. From the day he was brought home from the hospital he grew up on the Spirit Lake Reservation in the development known as Walking Eagle Circle. That’s where he did not always have permission yet still loved to explore around his home, even in neighbors property which thankfully they didn’t always mind. He loved most animals he came into contact with. His utmost favorite being his canine buddies. Much to his parents’ dismay, he would always sneak our dog food and even regular food to feed dogs that would come around. This made it especially hard for his parents to let him be outdoors because it was the one thing other than starting school this year, he loved to do. As a baby he had so many nicknames in his home but none stuck like the one his dad bestowed on him and that his family only knew him by, which was Ahhgoo. He was so excited to start school and started to become the most upbeat, non-stop talking (sometimes mocking), almost certainly the smallest little student in kindergarten. As hard as it was to be the ones to stand their ground with him, and it was very hard, Mrs. Fisk and his Momma held a united front on making him follow rules. He also became to be known as quite the handful, not just at home but also at school and did not like to be told the word “no”. So much so that when he’d ask for something or to do something in the recent weeks before his passing, where the answer was usually a nice “no”, he’d still shout out “Yay!!” in excitement each time. He loved and took advantage of being the baby out of 5 boys in his home because he would usually get one person to do or give him what he wanted from either one of his parents or his big brothers. Although memories through photos or videos, (a lot he took of himself on all devices in his home) it will never, ever be the same from him being here physically. It is those things that will help us remember the joy and love he gave us in his short 6 years on this earth. He is and will always be so very much missed everyday.

Ahhgoo’s loving family include his beloved parents Fallon and Keith Greywater Sr; his siblings Mikayla, Kaiden, Keith Jr, & Kylon Greywater; bio siblings Ameron and Edward Demarce, baby boy and Honor Edwards; only nephew/first friend Steven Redfox III or as he called him, Baby; and bio parents Dawn Cavanaugh, Chad Demarce. Until we are reunited with Ahhgoo he was greeted by the following family who knew him already; aunt Felicia Cavanaugh, uncle Jon Lawrence, Shirley “Auntie Beaz” Stensland, and those who met him for the first time in heaven; brother Kale Greywater, great grandmothers Priscilla Cavanaugh and Eunice Whiteman.

Posted online on March 30, 2022

Published in Devils Lake Journal

Obituaries in Devils Lake, ND | Devils Lake Daily Journal
Obituaries in Devils Lake, ND | Devils Lake Daily Journal

Francis "Ahhgoo" Cavanaugh-Demarce

Gilbertson Funeral Home

Ahhgoo “Francis” Cavanaugh, March 25, 2016- March 27, 2022.

Ahhgoo was born at Mercy Hospital in Devils Lake ND on March 25, 2016. He began his journey to his heavenly home Sunday March 27th, 2022 rural Fort Totten ND. The Wake and Prayer Service will be held on Friday, April 1, 2022 beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the Four Winds Community School (Small Gymnasium) in Fort Totten, ND. The Prayer service will be at 8:00 p.m. The procession to Fort Totten will leave at 4:00 p.m. on Friday from City Plaza, Devils Lake. Funeral Services will be on Saturday, April 2, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at Four Winds Community School with Reverend Paul Schuster officiating. Ahhgoo will be laid to rest in St. Michael’s Cemetery. All Drum Groups and Singers are welcome to share their music in memory of Ahhgoo.

Active Pallbearers

Sean Lawrence, Kelly McKay, RJ Cavanaugh, Brody Cavanaugh, Kallon Cavanaugh, Gionno Cavanaugh, Jordan Everett, and CJ Walking Eagle.

Honorary Pall Bearers: Mrs. Fisk & Mrs. Fisk’s 2022 Kindergarten Class,

Tate Topa Elementary Staff, Spirit Lake Ambulance, Local and surrounding area Law Enforcement, Marco’s Pizza, Devils Lake ND; Jean Cavanaugh, Carol Cavanaugh, Erica Greywater, Kirstin Cavanaugh and Brandon Dalzell, Elton Greywater, Felicia Greywater, Emma Thumb, Lisa & Merle Greywater, Wanda & Bryan Randle, Richard & Lonna Street, Margaret & Chris White, Marty Greywater, Kayla Robertson, Yolanda & Pedro Myers, ReNa & John Lohnes, Frank Cavanaugh, Rochelle Cavanaugh, Steve Cavanaugh, Roger & Andrea Ironshield, Sharon & Solomon Peltier, Melanie Dunn & family, Satara Red Tomahawk, Raymond Cavanaugh, Kevin Dauphinais, Carleigh Walking Eagle, Carlynn Walking Eagle, Jaysha Longie, Kailar Jacobson, Jonathan Myers, Lorraina Alberts, Tannor Myers, Phillip Alberts Sr, Lyndon Greybear Jr, Tamara Littlewind, Zac Littlewind, Diane Sommers, Laurie LaRoque, Mike & Nicole Leaf, Angela & Joe Garcia, Kayla Hook, Beau Balenton, Brady Cavanaugh, Andy Demarce, Dason Alberts, Dominic Alberts, Roanna Demarce, Daija Alberts, Leah Demarce, Joe Gourd, Sonta & Dean Dauphinais, Ashley Ross, Mary Jackson, Crystal Greywater, Cequioa Santos, Candy & Nate Wretling, Margo Azure, Marie Martin, Robin Smith, Paula Corbine, Cheryl Bull, Cali Demarce and Joseph Jackson, Trista Dauphinais, Chastity Lightning, Carissa Cavanaugh, Jessica Hale, Michelle Hale, Jesse McKay. With our sincerest apology we are sorry if there is anyone we may have forgotten for it was not intentional. He made such an impact on those he met and will be greatly missed. With the enormous amount of support from family, friends, and community, it was hard to list all by name. Just know that even the smallest form of condolences whether through messages/texts, posts, and calls will never be forgotten. It’s what has helped us make this difficult time even bearable and were so very thankful.

Francis “Ahhgoo” Cavanaugh was born on March 25, 2016 at Mercy Hospital in Devils Lake, ND. From the day he was brought home from the hospital he grew up on the Spirit Lake Reservation in the development known as Walking Eagle Circle. That’s where he did not always have permission yet still loved to explore around his home, even in neighbors property which thankfully they didn’t always mind. He loved most animals he came into contact with. His utmost favorite being his canine buddies. Much to his parents’ dismay, he would always sneak our dog food and even regular food to feed dogs that would come around. This made it especially hard for his parents to let him be outdoors because it was the one thing other than starting school this year, he loved to do. As a baby he had so many nicknames in his home but none stuck like the one his dad bestowed on him and that his family only knew him by, which was Ahhgoo. He was so excited to start school and started to become the most upbeat, non-stop talking (sometimes mocking), almost certainly the smallest little student in kindergarten. As hard as it was to be the ones to stand their ground with him, and it was very hard, Mrs. Fisk and his Momma held a united front on making him follow rules. He also became to be known as quite the handful, not just at home but also at school and did not like to be told the word “no”. So much so that when he’d ask for something or to do something in the recent weeks before his passing, where the answer was usually a nice “no”, he’d still shout out “Yay!!” in excitement each time. He loved and took advantage of being the baby out of 5 boys in his home because he would usually get one person to do or give him what he wanted from either one of his parents or his big brothers. Although memories through photos or videos, (a lot he took of himself on all devices in his home) it will never, ever be the same from him being here physically. It is those things that will help us remember the joy and love he gave us in his short 6 years on this earth. He is and will always be so very much missed everyday.

Ahhgoo’s loving family include his beloved parents Fallon and Keith Greywater Sr; his siblings Mikayla, Kaiden, Keith Jr, & Kylon Greywater; bio siblings Ameron and Edward Demarce, baby boy and Honor Edwards; only nephew/first friend Steven Redfox III or as he called him, Baby; and bio parents Dawn Cavanaugh, Chad Demarce. Until we are reunited with Ahhgoo he was greeted by the following family who knew him already; aunt Felicia Cavanaugh, uncle Jon Lawrence, Shirley “Auntie Beaz” Stensland, and those who met him for the first time in heaven; brother Kale Greywater, great grandmothers Priscilla Cavanaugh and Eunice Whiteman.

Posted online on March 30, 2022

Published in Devils Lake Journal