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By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on May 5, 2014.

EAGLE PLUME (RABBIT)
JUSTIN AARON EAGLE PLUME (RABBIT) went to be with the Creator and his mentor grandpa Patrick on
Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 at the age of 28 years. He was born at the Cardston Hospital on October 13th,
1985.
Justin is survived by his two beautiful children that meant the world to him, Julius and Kasey; his
parents Joyce (Gilbert) Eagle Plume and Robert (Erlena) Rabbit; his siblings Desmond (Chelsea), Megan
(Lyle), Amber, Amelia (John), Robert Jr., Selen; adopted brothers Aaron White Feather, Brett Many
Fingers; grandparents Theresa Eagle Plume, Margaret (Joe) Knife, Fred (Delores) Weasel Head, late Patrick
Eagle Plume, Joe Rabbit, Celina Hairy Bull; aunties Wanda (Andrew), Pam (Shawn), Monica (Robbie), Deanna
(Kelly), Brenda Day Chief; uncles Joseph Jr. (Reesa), Kevin (Lacey), Joey Eagle Plume, Andrew
(Micheline), Micheal (Lorraine), Homer (Donna) Rabbit, Bruce (Trina) Iron Shirt, Norman Black Plume,
Wayne Day Chief; extended families Curly Rider, Eagle Plume, Rabbit, Hairy Bull, Weasel Head, Shot Both
Sides, Across The Mountain.
Justin received his education in Glenwood, St. Mary’s, also Red Crow College. Justin was competitive in
sports such as hockey, volleyball, fast ball and track & field (this was his passion). He won many medals
for 100-200 meters which gave him confidence and he excelled. He won the divisional and held the record,
which still stands today; also holds the record in Glenwood for running & high jump that got him to
Medicine Hat, Alberta Games in Grande Prairie, North American Indigenous games in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Justin also won gold for hockey 1998 Treaty Seven Games held in Edmonton. He also enjoyed playing ball
with brother Desmond, his uncles Joseph, Kevin, best friends Aaron, Brett, cousin Amelia and Carmen –
with this they had a special bond.
Justin was shy and quiet; everyone always called him a hermit. His idol was Garth Brooks, favorite team
was the Patriots and loved Jean Claude Van Damm. He watched every movie he acted in. Justin enjoyed
cruzin with grandpa Pat and grandma Theresa. After grandpa Pat’s passing he took the role of taking care
of grandma Theresa. Justin will be sadly missed by his family, friends and all who knew him.
A Wake Service will be held at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Sunday, May 4th from 7:00 to
11:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Monday, May
5th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the Pioneer Cemetery, Blood Reserve.
Email 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

HALL
Mr. Quinn Hall of Lethbridge beloved husband of Karen Hall passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital
on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at the age of 50 years.
Funeral Arrangements to 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

HEAVEN HAS A NEW ANGEL

DAPHNE JILL INGRAM WLOSEK came to the world on May 9th 1953…the most treasured Mothers day gift
ever…and left from her home on Kootenay Lake B. C. in the tender care of her husband Richard, her
sisters April and Erin and her eldest brother Robin on Wednesday April 30.
Jill was born at home in Frank, AB. and grew up in Coleman, proud to be from the Crowsnest Pass.The third
child in a family of eight children she always had a goal in her sights and upon graduating high school
she earned a B.Sc. from U. of C. followed by a Masters degree in Public Management from the U. of AB. For
35 years she worked in the Alberta Govt. Pensions and Payroll, aware and caring of those in her
department, following the events in their lives, always a friend and not a boss.
In 1986 at their home in St. Albert Jill married her Polish prince charming, Richard Wlosek and they were
devoted to one another for their all too brief thirty years together. In 2006 they bought their
retirement home and moved to the Kaslo area where they began making a circle of new friends while never
forgetting the old.Their home was filled with the laughter of family and neighbors who all responded to
Jills loving nature (she never made an enemy) and Richards endless hospitality.
She is survived by her beloved Richard and his mother Margaret, his brother Zbig, and sisters Danusia
(Vern), Alice (Terry), Tenia (Mario) and nine dear nephews and nieces: Stefan, Andreas, Niko, Michael,
Adam, Mark, Alex, Bridget and Mykala.
Jills family include her mother Muriel Shepherd of Lethbridge, sisters April (Dwight) Russill of St.
Albert, Erin (Rob) White of Bellevue and her five brothers, Robin (Pam) Ingram of Calgary, Kevin (Dixie)
Ingram of Innisfail, Rory(Shelley) Ingram of Pincher Creek, Sean (Linda) Ingram of Sparwood and Sandy
(Mernie) Russell of Calgary.
There are fourteen nieces and nephews Jill doted on: Robyn (Liam) Hicks, Rhena (Bernie) Failing and Ryan
Clubb, Benn Ingram, Angela and Coleman (Andrea) Ingram Ashley (Tyler) Conley, Seamus White, Seanade
(Riley) White, Liam (Meredith) White, Emily and Carly Russell, and Holly and Hannah Ingram.
There are also nine next generation nieces and nephews; Alley and Danni Clubb, Brooklyn, Reese and Ben
Failing, Maeb and Gwyn Hicks and Morgan and Carter Conley.
Jill will be sadly missed by her aunts Jan Fife, Beth Money, Susan Roll and her uncle Allan Yuill as well
as step-sisters Rhonda Sorgard and Terri Paton.
She was predeceased by her father Garnet Ingram, and two devoted step fathers, John Russell, and Charlie
Shepherd as well as an aunt Marion Sullivan.
Jill loved cats and Xword puzzles, flowers and friendships, WINNERS shopping, date cookies and red
licorice but above all she loved her family and Richard for eternity.
On the long weekend in May a celebration of a life lived to the fullest time allowed will be held at the
Wlosek home at Fletcher Falls on Kootenay Lake.
The family request no cards of condolence please. Instead in Jills memory hold those you love a little
closer.

ICHINO
MR. KUNI ICHINO, beloved husband of Mrs. Myrna Ichino, of Lethbridge, Alberta, passed away with his
family at his side at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 at the age of 93 years.
He was born on May 1, 1920 in Stevenston, British Columbia. His family ran a thriving business that
included a store, lunch counter, and a taxi service. World War II meant uprooting to Alberta where he
learned a new trade as a meat cutter and worked for Safeway for 25 years. He met and married Myrna and
became a devoted family man. He enjoyed fishing, horserace’s, and baseball.
Kunio is survived by his wife Myrna, his daughter Debbie (Jay) Won, his grandson Colton who was the apple
of his eye. Kuni was predeceased by his sisters Fumi, Aiko, Namiko, and by his brothers Ken, and Matt. He
will be greatly missed by all his family and all who knew him.
A Private family service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make donations to the Lethbridge and District Alzheimer Society,
402, 740 – 4 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 0N9 or to a charity of their choice.
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

Joyce Althea Gray of Fort Macleod, beloved mother of Kim Herter (Gray) passed away on May 1, 2014 at the
age of 84 years. Joyce leaves behind many wonderful memories for her daughter Kim, grandson Arran, great
grandchildren Mason, Auna, Ryan and all those that knew her.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 P.M., on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at the TRINITY UNITED CHURCH, 220-
20th St., Fort Macleod, AB, with Reverend Eras Van Zyl, Officiating.
Memorial donations may be made in Joyce’s memory to the Fort Macleod Handi-bus Association, c/o P.O. Box
881, Fort Macleod, AB, T0L 0Z0.

KAPCSOS
KIMBALL LEROY KAPCSOS of Lethbridge, passed away suddenly on April 30th, 2014 at the age of 42 years. Son
of Steve Kapcsos Sr. and the late Verla Kapcsos.
Surviving are 4 brothers and 5 sisters, 4 daughters and numerous cousins and friends.
A private Family Service will be held at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston, Alberta on May 6th, 2014 at 3:00
p.m. Interment in the Hill Spring Cemetery, Hill Spring, Alberta.
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

KOKOSKI, ELIZABETH
October 22, 1930 – May 1, 2014
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of BETH on Thursday, May 1, 2014. She passed away
peacefully with her loving husband by her side.
She is survived by her husband of 63 years, George; three children: Bryan (Lois), Joyce (Scott), and
Sandra (Gary); five grandchildren: Erin, Nick, Kate, Maggie, and Natalie; and one great grandchild, Kada.
She is also survived by one brother Les Eros.
Beth was born in Masinasin, Alberta where she was raised and attended school. She met George in Milk
River and they were soon married in June 1951.
They moved to Lethbridge in 1951 and then to Raymond in 1952 and back to Lethbridge in 1962 where they
lived until Beth’s passing. Mom enjoyed raising her family, always cooking, canning and baking, playing
cards with relatives and friends. She enjoyed bowling and bingo. She attended many bowling tournaments
where she won numerous trophies for her expert bowling. She belonged to the Fraternal Order of Eagles for
50 years, attending many of the conventions. She volunteered at the food bank and other charitable
organizations. Mom also enjoyed their trips to Arizona with Dad.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Parkinson Society of Southern Alberta, 102,
5636 Burbank Cres. SE, Westech Building, Calgary, AB T2H 1Z6.
A Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the MILK RIVER CEMETERY, Milk
River, AB.
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:  http://www.generationsfh.ca

LAWRENCE “LAURIE” BELSHER
1928 – 2014
Mr. Lawrence “Laurie” Belsher, beloved husband of Mrs. Ruth Belsher (nee Mueller), passed away on
Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the age of 85 years.
A Funeral to celebrate the life of this wonderful man will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at
LETHBRIDGE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 1614-5th Ave. S., Lethbridge, AB.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation – Heart Function Clinic at
crhfoundation.ca or 960-19 St. S., Lethbridge, AB, T1J 1W5.
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

RICHARD BRUCE MIKADO
August 1, 1953 – April 29, 2014
The family of RICHARD BRUCE MIKADO are sad to announce his sudden passing at the Chinook Regional
Hospital on April 29, 2014.
Richard was born in Magrath, Alberta to Sam and June Mikado. After graduating from Magrath High School he
enrolled in Business Administration at Lethbridge Community College. Richard worked for many years as
Payroll Director at Lethbridge Regional Hospital and then moved to the Barrhead Healthcare Center where
he worked as Payroll/HR Systems Administrator.
Richard was an enthusiastic curler and golfer. He loved watching hockey and participating in hockey pools
with his many friends. He had a great sense of humor and a strong work ethic, often working overtime to
ensure that payroll, benefits and budgets were all running smoothly.
The last eleven years were difficult for Richard as he struggled with serious health issues.
Richard was predeceased by his parents, Sam and June and by his brother Don. He is fondly remembered by
his sister Patti (Jim) Spencer, his brothers Jim (Chiemi) Mikado and Ron Mikado, his sister-in-law Karen
Mikado (Don-deceased) and by Betty Hanson. He will also be missed by his nieces Jackie Spencer, Taya
Mikado and Sammy Mikado, and by his nephew Graham (Jen) Spencer, as well as many aunts, uncles and
cousins.
Thank you to the Handi-Bus Service and to the staff at St. Therese Villa and Edith Cavell Care Centre for
the kind and loving care that he received. Also a thank you to MJ Andrews for companionship through the
CAPCC Program.
A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, May 5th, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS
FUNERAL HOME, 703–13th Street North, Lethbridge, Alberta.
Flowers and Koden are graciously declined. Donations in memory of Richard may be made to the Canadian
Diabetes Association, #204-2323-32 Ave. NE, Calgary, AB T2E 6Z3, or a charity of choice.
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:  http://www.generationsfh.ca

RUSSELL
Barbara Ruth Russell of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late William Russell, passed away on May 1, 2014.
Barbara was born, raised and educated in Regina, SK. Barbara attended the University of Saskatchewan
where she met and later married Bill Russell.
She has been a devoted wife and mother while her husband volunteered for many boards and built a
successful law practice. She greatly enjoyed many lovely trips to places like Europe and Hawaii; and
wintered in California for 18 years.
Barb enjoyed golf, playing bridge and spending time with the many friends in the neighborhood.
Being a modest person, Barbara requested a simple service with as little fuss as possible. Shirley
Wilson, a dear friend, has graciously offered to host a reception in Barbara’s Honour at her home, 1224-6
A Ave. S., Lethbridge at 12:00 P.M., on Monday, May 5, 2014.
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

VIOLET MCMANUS
Hazel Violet McManus nee Knight was born on May 2, 1919 at Leader, Saskatchewan.
Violet lived with her parents north of Richmond, Saskatchewan and was the sixth of ten girls born to Ella
Dora and Alfred Knight. When she was eight years old her parents moved the family to Leader, Saskatchewan
from the farm, and in the spring of 1929 they moved to Swift Current, Saskatchewan.
In Swift Current, Violet received her early public schooling including part of her high school education.
In 1942 Violet met and married Alexander McManus of Madison, Saskatchewan, on June 24, 1942. She raised
his three sons from a former marriage – Donald, Jack, and James – and three children by their marriage –
David, Bruce and Elizabeth.
When the children were grown, Violet and Alex retired in Kindersley in 1973, where they made many friends
and Violet painted murals on their garden fence. After Alex passed away November 22, 1986, Violet lived
in her home on Overlord Crescent for a year and a half. She then sold it and bought into Pinceman Place
where she lived until April 15, 1993 when she moved back to Swift Current (53 years after she had left).
Ultimately, after a short period in Viscount, Saskatchewan, Violet found a comfortable home near her
daughter, Elizabeth, in Lethbridge, a city in which she could be close to three of her great-
grandchildren, Jaxon, Grace, and Sophie.
Violet enjoyed her years in the United Church choir in Madison and the St. Paul’s United Church choir in
Kindersley, as well as her many years on the farm, her six children, and her husband Alex. Friends and
neighbours were always welcome and were forever dropping by for coffee or a meal. Violet kept a large
farming and gardening operation running smoothly on time, while being a master chef and inspiration to
her family, hired help and friends.
Violet was deeply loved by all who had the good fortune of knowing her. She had a special sense of
humour, a bushel of commonsense, and a hard-headed view of the world that guided not only her children
and grandchildren, but also her many, many friends. She had a special passion for her family and friends,
and kept an incredibly well-documented set of photo albums that chronicled the comings and goings of
people in her life.
As noted, Violet was predeceased by her husband Alex. But she also lost two of her stepsons, Don and
Jack, her dear grand-daughter Krista, her daughter-in-law Shirley, her love in recent years, Edward
Oldhaver, and her own mother and father and nine sisters.
She leaves to mourn her loss one daughter, three sons, 19 grand-children and many great- grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, Violet requested that donations be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.
A funeral s not planned but rather, at Violet’s request, the family will celebrate her life and legacy at
some time in the upcoming months.
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

YANKE
VELEMINA “ANN” YANKE, beloved mother of Betty Riemann and Tony (Gladys) Yanke of Lethbridge, passed away
at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, April 29th, 2014, at the age of 89 years.
At Ann’s request, there will be no formal Funeral Service. Cremation with a private family service will
take place at a later date.
At this time, we would like to thank the staff of the Fairmont Extendicare and staff of Unit 3C of the
Chinook Regional Hospital for their compassionate and gentle care of Ann. Please accept our heartfelt
thanks to all those who touched her life. Bless you all.
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

Harold Vornbrock
1937 – 2014
Harold Vornbrock, beloved husband of Marian Vornbrock, passed away in Taber on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at
the age of 77 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue,
Taber on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at Knox United Church, 4929 – 50 Avenue, Taber on Wednesday, May 7, 2014
at 11:00 A.M. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our
website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com <http://www.southlandfuneral.com&gt; .
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Harold¹s name may be made directly to the Heart and Stroke
Foundation of Alberta, Box 2211, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4K7 (www.heartandstroke.ab.ca
<http://www.heartandstroke.ab.ca&gt; ).
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.   

Ken Fletcher
1912 – 2014
Kenneth John Fletcher, beloved husband of the late Wanda Fletcher, passed away peacefully on Wednesday
April 30, 2014 at the remarkable age of 101 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue,
Taber on Sunday, May 4, 2014 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.
The Burial Service will be held at the Taber Memorial Garden, one kilometer north of 64 Avenue on 50
Street, Taber on Monday, May 5, 2014 at 10:00 A.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at Knox United Church, 4929 – 50 Avenue, Taber on Monday, May 5, 2014 at
11:00 A.M. with Reverend Alana Johnson officiating. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website
at http://www.southlandfuneral.com <http://www.southlandfuneral.com&gt; .
Ken leaves to cherish his memory, his daughter Arlene (George) Lowe of Prince George and their children
Martin (Kathy) Lowe of Fort Nelson, British Columbia and Shonda Lowe of Prince George, British Columbia;
son Grant (Marilyn) Fletcher of Taber and their children Janine (Tom) Paterson of Taber, Judy (Andy)
Astalos of Bonnyville and David Fletcher of Rocky Mountain House; daughter-in-law Cecile (Roger)
Jespersen of Taber and their son Reid Fletcher (Kim Holcek) of Taber, Nicole Ferguson of Edmonton and
Ashley (Gabriel) Pinto of Chicago, Illinois. He is also survived by sixteen great grandchildren, Addie,
Hunter and Evan Lowe, Kegan Lowe, Candis Derksen (Darin Linklater), Stacy (Darren) Peleskey, Daina
Paterson, Ryan (Tabitha) Astalos, Samantha (Chad) Priegnitz, Megan Astalos (Brennan Rogiers), Devin
(Blanca) Fletcher, Shawn Fletcher (Chantal Kmiech), Dallen (Alexis) Baugh, Kayla Baugh, Rhiannon
Fletcher, Logan Kromm, Dylan and Nicholas Ferguson and Gabriel Pinto. He is also survived by eight great
great grandchildren, Nixon and Aubree Peleskey, Haylen and Farrah Astalos, Lucas and Ayla Priegnitz,
Kacey Rogiers, Sofia Fletcher and Brooklyn Baugh.
He was predeceased by his wife of seventy three years, Wanda Fletcher; son Allen Fletcher and grandson
Aaron Jespersen.
Ken was born at the family farm south east of Taber on September 30, 1912. He continued to farm in the
area and married Wanda Holtman on March 5, 1935 where they raised their three children on the farm. They
remained on the farm until retiring in 1973 when they moved to Taber. For almost twenty five years, Ken
and Wanda enjoyed several months each winter at their mobile home in El Mirage Park in Mesa, Arizona. Ken
loved wood working, carving and tinkering with anything that needed fixed. He also enjoyed horseback
riding, golfing and fishing in his younger years.
Ken was an active member of the Knox United Church and belonged to many community service groups
including the Masons, Elks, Moose Lodge and also as a 4-H leader. He will be sadly missed but fondly
remembered by his family and their many friends.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Ken’s name may be made directly to the Clearview Lodge
Resident Council,  4730 – 50 Avenue, Taber, Alberta T1G 1N6.
The family wishes to express their gratitude to the caregivers at the Clearview Lodge for the wonderful
care, love and friendship Ken received over the years.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.     

George Ferguson
1937 – 2014
George Donald Ferguson, passed away in Lethbridge on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at the age of 77 years.
The Burial Service will be held at the Taber Memorial Garden, one kilometer north of 64 Avenue on 50
Street, Taber on Monday, May 5, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at
http://www.southlandfuneral.com <http://www.southlandfuneral.com&gt; .
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.    

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