September 24th, 2016

THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2013


By Obituaries on June 6, 2013.


BOUWMAN
Mr. Ted (Trynco) Bouwman, beloved husband of Mrs. Hennie Bouwman of Lethbridge, went to be with his Lord and Saviour on Friday, May 31, 2013 at the age of 75 years.
Ted was born in Workum, Friesland, The Netherlands on February 25, 1938 to Lubbert and Uilkje Bouwman, the fourth of eight children. In the early 1950s, Ted immigrated with his family to Canada, settling in the Nobleford area. He met Hennie in the later part of 1959, was married to her in 1961, and they celebrated over 51 years of life together.
In the early years of marriage, Ted spent some time working in lumber, but the majority of his life was spent working in the agricultural industry. We all remember the long days he worked and how he took pride in a job well done. The past 27+ years have been spent working with the Leeuwenburgh families, a position Dad loved very much and worked in until two weeks before his passing. One thing we will take away from Dad’s life was his strong work ethic. 
Some of Ted’s favorite activities throughout his lifetime were spent in playing broomball on Friday evenings. As kids, we loved to get the chance to go and watch him play. He loved camping and fishing, though it always seemed to rain the first day or two of each trip. Dad relaxed by reading Westerns and watching sports, mainly hockey. Remember those Saturday nights growing up when we couldn’t interrupt the hockey game! Dad didn’t always have a lot of free time, but he tried to enjoy it as much as he could when he did.
Dad’s faith was also important to him, especially the past couple of years. He reaffirmed his profession of faith and it was a special time for our family. Dad was a member of Trinity Reformed Church. 
Left to mourn his passing, besides Hennie, are his children and their families: Leroy(fiancé Gina)of Swift Current, SK; Matilda(Arnold)of Taber, AB; Wilfred(Lorraine)of Bassano, AB; Julie(Harry) of Brooks, AB; Theo(Marcie) of Clinton, Utah.
He also leaves to mourn his siblings and their families: Ann Nieuwenhuis of Lethbridge; Nancy Bouwman of Calgary; Herman(Claudette) of Winnipeg, MB; Akke(Menno) Klunder of Sexsmith, AB; Uilke(Wynne) of Coaldale; Jake(Dori) of Chilliwack, BC.
Ted was predeceased by his parents, brother Ben and his wife Joan, brother Rudy, and brother-in-law John Nieuwenhuis.
The family wishes to extend special thanks to the staff of Lethbridge Hospital ICU for the care and compassion they showed to Ted and to the family. You made a difficult time easier to bear.
A Memorial Service will be held at TRINITY REFORMED CHURCH – 1100 – 40th Avenue North, Lethbridge, AB, on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. with Reverend Wybren Oord officiating.
Honoured to Serve
Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematorium
2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South
Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1
Telephone ~ (403) 381-7777
Fax ~ (403) 381-3128
Toll Free ~ 1-(888)-381-7778
care@cornerstonefh.ca

Mary Braun
(nee Hooge)
1938 ~ 2013
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Braun, beloved wife of the late Mr. Abram Braun, passed away at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at the age of 74 years.  Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Friday, June 7, 2013, between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. as well as on Saturday, June 8, 2013, starting one hour prior to the service.  A Celebration of Mary¹s life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel on Saturday at 2:30 P.M. with Pastor Herb Bachler officiating.  Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery with a time of fellowship thereafter in the Cook Southland Reception Center.  (Condolences may be expressed by visiting http://www.cooksouthland.com )  Honoured to serve the family is COOK SOUTHLAND Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4V4.  Telephone toll free:  1-877-528-6455.

COOPER-BIEGLER 
(NEE BRUCHET)
Elaine Cooper-Biegler (Nee Bruchet) beloved wife of the late Frank Biegler of Lethbridge, AB., passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, June 3, 2013 at the age of 78 years.
She was the loving mother of Rhonda (Dave) Lelek, Barb Waite, Robert (Orla) Cooper of Kelowna, B.C., Judy (Reg) Schacher of Calgary, AB., Leona (late Olaf) Schroeder of Calgary, AB., “adopted” daughter Robbin Helmer, grandchildren Elizabeth, Jennifer, Colin, Shaun, Ryan, Taisia, Brandon, Michelle, Stephen, Jason, Stephen, Alyssa, as well as 15 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
She is predeceased by granddaughter Tiffany McGrogan (nee Cooper), grandson Graham Maryancik, parents Barb and Irvine Bruchet, sisters Clara-Jean Brimacombe and Rose-Marie Morin.
Elaine was a completely selfless person who would sacrifice all to help someone. She will be extremely missed by her loving family and friends.
A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Friday, June 7, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. with Deacon Cliff Bogdan officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Elaine’s name to St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre, 1400 – 9th Avenue South, Lethbridge.
Honoured to Serve
Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematorium
2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South
Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1
Telephone ~ (403) 381-7777
Fax ~ (403) 381-3128
Toll Free ~ 1-(888)-381-7778
care@cornerstonefh.ca

DAY CHIEF
JOEY KYLE DAY CHIEF, beloved husband of Jessica Black Rabbit and proud father to Jace & Maria Day Chief, passed away in Stand Off, on Wednesday, May 28th, 2013 at the age of 28 years. 
The Wake Service will be held at the Old Saipoyi Gym, Blood Reserve on Thursday, June 6th, 2013 from 7:00 continuing all night. 
The Funeral Mass will be held at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve on Friday, June 7th, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the Blood Band Cemetery, Blood Reserve. 
Arrangements entrusted to Berry Gorham
Legacy Funeral Homes Ltd.
P.O. Box 208
Cardston, Alberta T0K 0K0
Phone (403) 653-3222
Fax (403) 653-3677
legacyfh@telus.net

Debbie Marjorie Magiera
Feb. 22, 1962 – Apr. 28, 2013
We invite you to come celebrate the life of our dear daughter, mother, sister, companion, auntie and friend.
Debbie was born in Red Lake, Ontario, to Heinz and Marjorie Magiera. She was predeceased by her mother and stepmom Jessie.
Debbie is survived by her father Heinz Magiera, two sons, Trevor Magiera (Jen) and Ross Magiera Buckley (Danielle), her loving companion Leighton Nelson, and his parents, two sisters and one brother, Doreen MacLean (Stewart), Donna Magiera (Colin), Richard Magiera (Janice) and all their families, as well as, all her family in Germany.
Debbie was close to the Buckley family, GG, Andrea, Jerry, Reva, and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Many days were spent together with lots of love.
From a young age, Debbie formed many long lasting friendships, that she cherished. Debbie and Lisa, shared many days crafting, camping or just hanging out.
Dear Debbie, you imprinted our hearts with your legacy of love. Always loved, never forgotten. Rest in peace, Deb. 
Please join us on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 12 noon, 1715 Mayor Magrath Dr. S., lower level, rear entrance at The Keg Restaurant. A luncheon will follow to celebrate Debbie’s life.

GERALD “GERRY” DAVIS
Gerald “Gerry” Davis passed away at St. Michael’s Palliative Care on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at the age of 61.
Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed. 
Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.
Martin Bros. Funeral Chapels Ltd.
610 – 4 Street South
Lethbridge, AB T1J 4P3 
Phone: (403)328-2361  Fax: (403)382-3623
Toll Free: 1-800-382-2901
http://www.mbfunerals.com

GILBERT
MR. ARTHUR “ART” H. GILBERT, beloved husband of Lois Gilbert, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, May 30, 2013 at the age of 80 years.
Art was born in High River, AB July 20, 1932 and passed away peacefully May 30, 2013 surrounded by his family. He spent his younger years on a farm several miles east of High River, AB and continued to farm in his early working life. In 1973 he moved to Lethbridge where he worked at a variety of jobs including running a service station, working at mobile home factories in Fort Macleod and Lethbridge, selling cars and working as a custodian for the LDS church from which he retired in 1998. The only activity that could tear him away from a Blue Jays game was spending time with his grandchildren. He enjoyed his retirement years by going to the Nordbridge Seniors Centre where he excelled in various activities and made many new friends. He was honoured to be recently recognized with a lifetime membership to the Seniors Centre. Art was always ready with a good joke, even if it wasn’t appropriate, as he liked to make people laugh. He went out of his way to make those around him feel welcome and was often found in the service of others.
Art is survived by his loving wife Lois, son Trevor (Cheri) grandsons Ari and Avry and son James (Tisha) grandchildren TJ, Myles and Kezia. Art is also survived by his daughter Trudy (David) grandchildren Chad, Russell and Alecia, son Brent (Jennifer) grandchildren Ben, Jackie, Christina and Ashley, son Cam, daughter Wendy (Chris) grandchildren Brittney, Keisha, Broden, as well as 9 great grandchildren. 
He was predeceased by his parents Harry and Frieda and sister Florence.
The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, NORTHSIDE CHAPEL, 2223-6A. Avenue North, Lethbridge. Friends may meet the family prior to the service at the church from 9:00 to 9:45 a.m.
Interment to follow in the Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge.

KEITH SULLIVAN
1947 ~ 2013
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Keith Albert Sullivan on June 3, 2013 at the age of 65.
Friends and family are invited to pay their respects from 10:00 am – 11:00am on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL | 610 4th Street South, Lethbridge. A Funeral Service will follow at 11:00am with Reverend Glenda Wert officiating. 
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre | 1400 9th Ave South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4V5.
Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.
Martin Bros. Funeral Chapels Ltd.
610 – 4 Street South
Lethbridge, AB T1J 4P3 
Phone: (403)328-2361  Fax: (403)382-3623
Toll Free: 1-800-382-2901
http://www.mbfunerals.com

LUELLA COLLEEN BONE BROWN COPPIETERS
August 13,1930 to June 4, 2013
Passed away in Raymond on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at the age of 82 years.
She is the loving mother of Patrick Brown (deceased) (Diane Osback), and his children: Warden, Kirsten (Mike) – Nakatani and Charlotte. Nancy (Gord) Coppieters, and their children: Randy Coppieters – Alisha – Arieanna, Rashel – Rhea, Charmaine, Andrea, Devin Coppieters, Greg (Jill) Coppieters – Ryenne, Landin, Radley, Shyla Coppieters. Kate (Jay) Shukle and their children: Phillip Meldrum (deceased) – Jessica and her son Luke, Mark Meldrum – Dylan, Brayden.
Colleen is survived by sister Julie (Albert – deceased) Irwin, brother Kay (June) Bone, sister Joanne (Rene – deceased) Buteau and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is predeceased by her son Patrick Brown, grandson Phillip Meldrum, brother Ray Bone, parents Lindon and Annie Bone, first husband Wally Brown, second husband Ceasar Coppieters.
She grew up in Magrath. Colleen’s mottoes were “see the need, do the deed”, “lend a helping hand”, “put your shoulder to the wheel”. She was a loving and caring mother and grandmother. She loved dancing. Colleen was a hard worker and found joy through service to others. 
The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, June 7, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, KNIGHT STREET CHAPEL, Raymond. Friends may meet the family prior to the service at the church from 12:00 to 12:45 p.m.
Interment to follow in the Magrath Cemetery.
For those who desire, memorial donations may be made to the Alberta Lung Association, P.O. Box 4500 Station South, Edmonton, AB T6E 6K2.
Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home Ltd.
703-13 Street North
Lethbridge, AB   T1H 2T2
Phone: (403) 382-3601
Fax: (403) 320-1492
Email:  condolences@generationsfh.ca
Sign guest book:  www.generationsfh.ca 

MARY ANN FRIESEN
It is with sadness we announce the passing of our dear mother, Mary Ann Friesen on Sunday, June 2, 2013.
A Funeral Service in her honour will be held at 2:00pm on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at the COALDALE MENNONITE CHURCH. An interment will take place at the COALDALE CEMETERY MENNONITE SECTION at 11:00am prior to the service. 
Send condolences at http://www.coaldalefuneralhome.com.

RED CROW
What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.
~ Crowfoot, Blackfoot Warrior & Orator
Florence Red Crow -Ii nisskim’ maakii (Holy Buffalo Rock Woman) 
June 3, 1930- May 31, 2013
Surrounded by her beloved family at the Cardston Municipal Hospital, Ii nisskim’ maakii, started her spiritual journey in the early morning when the Sun was rising on May 31, 2013 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She leaves to mourn her children: Barbara, Noreen, Ernestine (Cal), Marie, Patsy and Frank (Annette), adopted children: Charlotte White Quills and Cally Eagle Tailfeathers. Sisters: Pauline Tallow, Bernadette Young Pine, Dolores Gadbois, and Agnes and Stella First Charger. Brothers: Leonard (Bernice) Old Shoes, Sidney Young Pine, Vincent and Roderick (Audrey) White Quills, adopted brother: Francis (Judy) First Charger. Florence also leaves to mourn 16 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren. Extended families: White Quills, Calling Last, Long Time Squirrel, Old Shoes, Wells, Many Grey Horses, Crazy Bulls, Bad Mans, Black Plumes, Russell’s, Bruised Heads and Spotted Bulls, Many Chiefs, and First Chargers.
Ii nisskim’ maakii was born in 1930 at the old Kainai Hospital to Paul (Aapikayis) and Fanny (Ik kinai tsi yiohsi) White Quills. She received her name from Old Man Calling Last (Saakowa’ paoh komii). At the age of two, she was adopted by Peter Big Nose (Omah ksk sii) and Elizabeth Flying About (Iit soy ayo’ka). Her maternal grandfather was Willie Scraping White ( Mako yappi’) and she was a member of the Many Children Clan ( Aakai pokaikis). Florence was a caregiver for father Peter, grandfather Willie and uncle Mike Yellow Bull. The trio of old men had a wealth of experience and knowledge of the Blackfoot Way of Life and exposed their knowledge to her older children; she was bestowed the honor of caring for the Blood Reserve’s most sacred pipe the Mii som akoyi manii (Long Time Medicine Pipe) for four years. Florence was a strong believer in both the Catholic Church and her native religion and traditions. She left the Blood Reserve in 1947 for several years for medical reasons, upon returning she married Clarence Red Crow at the age of 24. Since then she started caring and providing for her close knit family. 
Florence was predeceased by her parents Paul and Fanny White Quills, Adopted Parents Peter Big Nose and Elizabeth Flying About, grandfather Willie Scraping White, uncle Mike Yellow Bull, Jim Takes the Gun Strong and Aunt Louise Panther Bone. Brothers: Morris, Arthur, Dennis, Leo and Eugene Whitequills, sisters: Angeline Standing Alone, Jane & Julia Whitequills, Irene Weasle Head and Kathleen Shade. Beloved son Calvin Red Crow, daughter Flora Red Crow, adopted daughter Wendy Whitequills(Manybears) grandchildren: Dave Red Crow, Aldwin Jr. Whitequills, and great grand-daughter Neaveh Red Crow.
The family would like to thank Dr. Taylor, Lee Crest, CMH nursing staff, Janet, Darlene D. from Lee Crest Nursing Home and Clarence Red Crow for his comforting presence. We wish to apologize for excluding anybody that needs to be mentioned.
A family service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Friday, June 7, 2013 at 5:00 P.M.
A wake will be held at SENATOR GLADSTONE HALL, Blood Reserve, AB on Friday, June 7, 2013 from 6:00 to 11:00 P.M. and the wake will continue all night at Florence’s house.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. MARY’S IMMACULATE CONCEPTION PARISH, Blood Reserve, AB on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Pawell Andrasz, Celebrant.
Interment to follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Honoured to Serve
Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematorium
2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South
Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1
Telephone ~ (403) 381-7777
Fax ~ (403) 381-3128
Toll Free ~ 1-(888)-381-7778
care@cornerstonefh.ca

ROE 
LAWRENCE B. “RED” ROE passed away in Cardston, Alberta, on June 3, 2013 at the age of 85 years. Friends may meet the family at the Leavitt L.D.S. Chapel, ONLY on Friday, June 7th from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. 
The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Leavitt, Alberta on Saturday, June 8th, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. 
Interment in the Leavitt Cemetery. Email your condolences to: legacyfh@telus.net
Legacy Funeral Homes Ltd.
P.O. Box 208
Cardston, Alberta T0K 0K0
Phone (403) 653-3222
Fax (403) 653-3677
legacyfh@telus.net

THEODORUS VAN DEN HENGEL 
1936 ~ 2013
THEODORUS “TED” ANTONIUS VAN DEN HENGEL of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Sharon Van Den Hengel, passed away peacefully at St. Michaels Palliative Care on Saturday, May 25, 2013 at the age of 76 years. 
A Celebration of Ted’s Life will be held at 1:00 pm, on Friday, June 7, 2013 at the GERMAN CANADIAN CLUB, 902 – 6 Street North, Lethbridge. A private family Graveside Service will be held prior to the celebration of life. 
In lieu of flowers, those who wish can make a memorial donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, box 2211, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4K7, Prostate Cancer Centre, 6500, 7007 – 14th Street SW, Calgary Alberta T2V 1P9, or St. Michaels Palliative Care, 1400 – 9 Ave South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4V5. 
Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.
Martin Bros. Funeral Chapels Ltd.
610 – 4 Street South
Lethbridge, AB T1J 4P3 
Phone: (403)328-2361  Fax: (403)382-3623
Toll Free: 1-800-382-2901
http://www.mbfunerals.com

TOTH 
LUCIE TOTH, beloved wife of Frank J. Toth of Lethbridge, passed away at the Coaldale Health Centre on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at the age of 89 years. 
The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, June 14, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13 Street North, Lethbridge.
Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home Ltd.
703-13 Street North
Lethbridge, AB   T1H 2T2
Phone: (403) 382-3601
Fax: (403) 320-1492
Email:  condolences@generationsfh.ca
Sign guest book:  www.generationsfh.ca

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