Roslyn Polard heard a melody so beautiful in downtown Edmonton that she recorded it and put it up on YouTube. The pianist was Ryan Arcand, 43, who has been homeless and fighting substance abuse most of his life.
Tootoosis, 69, was born on the reserve and had made his home there even as he maintained a busy film, television and theatre career.
“He was not just the actor, but he was a man. He was a father. A great husband,” Dion Tootoosis, a nephew, said Friday. “It was always great to be around him. There was always jokes. There was always stories.”