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Wednesday February 5, 2014


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on February 5, 2014.

ALBERT KOOY
1926 ~ 2014
Albert John Kooy of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Alice (nee Pilon), passed away peacefully to be with
Christ, his Rock, at the age of 87 years.
Besides his loving wife of 63 years, Albert is survived by his children, Cheryl (Eugene) Boehr, Peter
(Diane) Kooy, Doreen Kooy, Delbert (Lucy) Kooy, and Julie (Henry) Klok; 14 grandchildren; 10 great
grandchildren. Albert is also survived by siblings Johanna Konynenbelt of Nobleford and Bertha (John)
Hofman of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Albert was predeceased by his parents Peter and Jennie (nee Oldegbers);
his sister Alice (Henry) Postman and brothers Peter and Ralph.
Born and raised on the family farm near Nobleford, Albert successfully managed the homestead with his
wife and children.
Alice was the love of his life, and Albert was a dedicated family man who actively participated in his
church and his community. He pursued life and work with curiosity and vigor.
Family and friends are invited to a visitation that will be held from 7-8 p.m. on Thursday, February 6,
2014 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th Street South.
A family interment will be held at the Monarch-Nobleford Cemetery at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, February 7,
followed by a Celebration of Albert’s Life at 2:00 pm at MARANATHA CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 260 McGill

Blvd West, Lethbridge to which friends and acquaintances are welcome.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Box 2211, Lethbridge,
Alberta T1J 4K7
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

DOWDELL, JENNIE
January 17, 1928 – Lethbridge, AB
January 24, 2014 – Edmonton, AB
Jennie Dowdell passed away peacefuly on Friday, January 24, 2014 at the age of 86. Jennie was a devoted
wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a strong, loving and caring person with a large
circle of friends and always had numerous volunteer activities on the go. She was a passionate gardener
and enjoyed spending the winters in Arizona. Jennie was predeceased by her loving husband James Dowdell
and is survived by her four children, Ivan (Suzanne), Leslie (Alicia), Jacqueline and Rick (Anne);
grandchildren Carrie (Mike), Barbara (Joe), Ryan (Rose), Kelly (Aldo), Marc (Rachel), Warren (Kim), Brett
and Steven; and eight great-grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, at St Thomas More Church,
210 Haddow Close, Edmonton. In lieu of flowers memorial tributes can be made to the Heart and Stroke
Foundation of Alberta.
Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family via the website
http://www.hainstockedmonton.com.

KALVIN ODLAND
1964 ~ 2014
Mr. Kalvin Odland, beloved husband of Pam Odland, passed away suddenly at the Chinook Regional Hospital
 on Monday, February 3, 2014 at the age of 49 years.
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

Leonard Kane Haney
August 26, 1915 – January 31, 2014
Beloved father and pillar of his community, Leonard Kane Haney passed away quietly at the age of 98 years
in High River, Alberta. He was born near Iron Springs to a pioneer family in 1915. His father and both
grandfathers homesteaded in the area and Leonard followed their example by taking up farming, after
studying agriculture at Olds College in 1937. Haney Farms in Picture Butte, under Leonard’s steady
leadership, became one of the largest seed farms of its kind in Canada. Leonard was a national leader in
pedigreed seed development.
He and Velva Noble, a teacher, married in 1946 forming a formidable team as they raised their family of
four children. They spent many evenings together with their kids, playing old time music- mother at the
piano and father on the fiddle. Leonard ordered his first violin from the Eaton’s catalogue in 1934, and
over the years built a substantial collection of instruments, often lending fiddles to local children to
“get them started.”
Leonard was active in community life in both Picture Butte and Lethbridge throughout his lifetime. He was
a member of the Picture Butte United Church, and past president of both the Picture Butte Lion’s Club and
the Kiwanis Club of Lethbridge. He served as a trustee of the Lethbridge School Division for several
years and was a member of the Lethbridge County Council. He served on the boards of the Oldman River
Regional Planning Commission and Lethbridge Junior College. He was instrumental in the College’s
transition to the University of Lethbridge and served on both its Senate and Board of Governors.
Leonard also served as a member of the Alberta Commission on Educational Planning (Worth Commission)
representing public school trustees; the Provincial Post-Secondary Board of Education; the Provincial
Agricultural Education and the Rural Extension Advisory Committee. He was a member of the Advisory Board
on Weather Modification for Alberta and a member of the Farm Debt Review Board for Alberta.
In 1974, Leonard was elected to the board of the Canadian Seed Growers Association and in 1981 became its
national president. He also served as president of the SeCan Organization dedicated to seed distribution
and promotion and played a critical role in the improvement and development of pedigreed grain seed
nationally.
Leonard also earned many accolades throughout his life time: The Robertson Associate Award of the
Canadian Seed Growers Association (1969); life time membership of the Alberta School Trustees Association
(1970); the distinguished service award of the Council on School Administration of the Alberta Teachers
Association (1971); inducted into the Olds College Hall of Fame (1974) and the Harry Kane & J. F. Murray
Award for community service to Picture Butte (1986). He especially valued this award because it was
presented by his friends and neighbours in his community; the people who knew him best. In 1986 he was
awarded the Order of Excellence by the Province of Alberta for his contribution to the betterment of
Education in Alberta and his outstanding service to the pedigreed seed industry in Canada. In 1993 he was
named a member of the Order of Canada and in 2005 he was granted an honorary doctorate of laws by the
University of Lethbridge.
Leonard was predeceased by his wife Velva; sisters Vera, Ruth, Francis and Alice, and is survived by his
brother Howard (Georgia); sister Kathleen Peta; sons Harry (Maureen); Tom (Marsha Erb); Dick (Joyce) and
daughter Barbara (Randy Jones). He is also survived by ten grandchildren; Shannon Haney (John Lanaris);
Patrick (Sandy) Haney; Ryan (Victoria) Haney; David (Lisa) Haney; Lauren Haney (Squire Ball); Shaun
(Tricia) Haney; Kevin Haney; Kerri Lynn (Brad) Vanderberg, Tasha Zboya (Johnathan Keith) and Jordan
Zboya; and two step-grandchildren; Ben (Katrina) Jones and Levi (Erin) Jones; ten great grandchildren and
five step great-grandchildren.
The Haney family wishes to acknowledge the many kindnesses and excellent care provided to Leonard on the
2nd Floor of the High River Hospital Long Term Care Unit over the past two years. A memorial service is
planned for Saturday, February 8th at 11:00 a.m. at McKillop United Church in Lethbridge. In lieu of
flowers, donations may be made to the High River Hospital Foundation, 560 9th Avenue S.W., High River,
Alberta. T1V1B3
To send condolences and view Leonard’s Tribute Page please visit http://www.lylereeves.com. Caring for the
family is Lyle Reeves Funerals of High River (403.652.4242).

Lucy Miller
1940-2014
Mrs. Lucy Miller of Red Deer passed away with a strong but valiant fight with cancer. She drifted away
peacefully with her family at her side on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at the Red Deer Hospice at the age of
73. Lucy was born on March 2, 1940 at Picture Butte, AB as a daughter to 1st generation immigrants from
Croatia (Yugoslavia). Lucy enjoyed life to the fullest through finding and fostering the strength in
others, first and foremost through her family. For the many that knew her personally, this was an obvious
accomplishment through her daily choices and the many friends and family she so chose to share her time
with. Among those most cherished was her spouse of 45 years Bill (William A.) Miller. They enjoyed many
adventures together and had a wonderful retirement life. Warm blessings and thanks to her hometown
friends/family, wonderful neighbors, dress club ladies and the “retirement” nurses whom provided solace
to the heavy hearts of her surviving children. Lucy will be sadly and deeply missed but lovingly
remembered and forever cherished in the hearts of her family and many friends. Lucy leaves to mourn her
daughter Brenda (Darcy) Hall of Red Deer, AB and her son Craig (Audrey) Miller also of Red Deer, AB and
her grandchildren; Payden, Chase and Nolan. She will also be missed by her sister’s, Doris Radisic of
Edmonton, Stella (Rob) Evans of Vancouver, BC, Annie (Jim) Northsworthy of Vancouver, BC. Lucy was
predeceased by her loving husband, Bill, of 45 years. Her parents Sam and Danica Radisic, two sister’s
Mary Slovak , Helen Radisic and her brother Michael Radisic. She will be truly missed by all. A Funeral
Service will be held at CrossRoads Church, S.W. corner of Hwy. 2 and 32nd Street Red Deer, Alberta on
Saturday February 8, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Red Deer,
Alberta. Memorial Donations in Lucy’s honor may be made directly to the Red Deer Hospice, 99 Arnot Ave,
Red Deer, AB. T4R 3S6. Arrangements in care of Lenore Jacobson, Funeral Director at Parkland Funeral Home
and Crematorium, 6287 – 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040 or 1.800.481.7421.

MARGARET BLUE
1921 ~ 2014
Margaret Blue of Coaldale, formerly of Carmangay, passed away February 3, 2014, just 6 days before her
93rd birthday.
Margaret was born in Newfoundland, she and her son Bill moved west to Carmangay in 1958, where she met
and married Orville Blue (deceased 2010). She worked for several years as a cook at the Carmangay
Hospital. When she and Orville retired, they enjoyed fishing and camping around Alberta.
Margaret is survived by her only child Bill (Marg) Doyle, as well as step-daughters Vivian Trechka,
Valerie (Vern) Leavitt and Carol (Dennis Langworthy) Moman. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren and
14 great-grandchildren.
A Funeral service will be held at 1:00pm, on Thursday February 6, 2014 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW
CHAPEL, 610 4th Street South, Lethbridge. Interment to follow at Archmount Cemetery.
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

SCHWENGLER
JOHN PIUS SCHWENGLER, beloved husband of the late Mary Ann Schwengler, passed away in Lethbridge on
Monday, February 3, 2014 at the age of 75 years.
Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.
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

SOPHIE MIKHAIL
1928 ~ 2014
Mrs. Sophie Mikhail, beloved wife of Mr. Michel Mikhail, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at the age of 85 years.
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

SWEET GRASS
MARY ROSE SWEET GRASS passed away in Cardston, Alberta on January 30th, 2014 at the age of 74 years.
Mary Rose is survived by her daughter Marlene Sweet Grass and her Grandchildren Brook (Michelle), Kalcia
(Nick) Little Shields, Tucker and Shaylyn Sweet Grass, Kristy Rae Sweet Grass, Kenton Shade, her Great
Grandchildren Nelson and Nash Little Shields and numerous nieces and nephews and great grand nieces and
nephews and her Sisters Alfreda Sweet Grass, Rose Marie Sweet Grass, Rosabelle Day Chief and her Brother
Arthur (Rosella) Sweet Grass and her Aunts Elsie First Rider, Margaret (Andrew) Weasel Fat and Isabella
Healy.
She was predeceased by her loving husband Alex Breaker from Siksika, AB, her son’s Darren and Marvin
Frank Sweet Grass. Her Parents Wilfred and Eva Sweet Grass, her brothers Wilfred Jr. (Tony), Gordon and
Fredrick Sweet Grass, her sisters Bertha Sweet Grass, Catherine Russell, Christine Healy, her
Grandparents Leonard Sweet Grass and Mary Frank, Jack and Agnes Eagle Bear and numerous Aunts and Uncles.
A Family Service will be on Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 at Legacy Funeral Home in Cardston, AB from
5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
A Wake Service will be held at the Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 from
7:00 to 11:00 p.m.
The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve on Thursday, February 6th at
11:00 a.m. Interment in the St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Blood Reserve. Funeral 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

WEBB
FRANCES T. WEBB, of Lethbridge, passed away on Saturday, February 1st, 2014 at the age of 95 years.
In lieu of flowers, at Frances’ request, donations may be made to St. Michael’s Foundation, 1400 – 9th
Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4V5.
Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.
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 Lucas
1918 – 2014
Beatrice Mary Lucas, passed away in Taber on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at the age of 95 years.
The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2255 Ponderosa
Drive, Thunder Bay, Ontario  on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. Burial to follow at the Mountain
View Cemetery, Thunder Bay. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at
http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.   

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