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By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on June 23, 2014.

CHILDS
Mr. Albert Childs of Lethbridge passed away with his family at his side at St. Michael’s Health Centre on Thursday June 19, 2014 at the age of 49 years.
A family memorial gathering will be held in Manitoba at a later date.
Evergreen Cremation Services
327 – 10 Street South
Lethbridge, Alberta
Phone: (403) 329-4934
Send condolences: http://www.evergreenfh.ca

HIGGINS
WILMA L. HIGGINS passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, June 19, 2014.
“To those I love so dearly, please remember me. To my beloved sons – Jim and Jeanee Higgins and Gary and Monica Higgins, and to my three grandsons – Tyler, Troy, and Jesse, and to all my very dear friends – I leave behind a grateful thanks for leaving the world a better place in which to have lived.”
At Wilma’s request, a private family service will be held.
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

JOSEPH HIGGINS
1945 – 2014
Joseph passed away June 19th, 2014. A funeral service will be held at the Heritage Inn, Brooks, AB on Tuesday, 24 June at 2:30pm.

KATHERINE “Kate” CHISTE
(1953 – 2014)
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Katherine Chiste of Lethbridge and of the Crowsnest Pass, Alberta. She graced this world discovering wisdom and adventures with sixty years of exuberant life and on May 23, 2014, while receiving care at the Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge, she succumbed to her illnesses and left us for her greatest adventure.
Katherine, more affectionately known as “Kate”, was born on December 9, 1953 in Oakland, CA to proud parents Chester “Chip” and Jeanne Beaty. She was raised with a great appreciation for all things intellectual and with a desire to make a positive impact on the world around her.
During her high school years, Kate enjoyed a rich and diverse learning environment. After completing grade ten in the United States, she attended grade eleven in Ireland and graduated from grade twelve in Canada. Kate’s thirst for knowledge and intellectual enlightenment led her to become an Ivy League undergrad at Mount Holyoke in Massachusetts where she received her B.A. before going on to receive her Doctorate in Political Science from the University of Calgary and her Masters Degree from the University of Toronto. Kate’s ability and skill in the academic arena was so impressive that it garnered a personal acknowledgement from former instructor Peter Lougheed. Her unquestionable proficiency in her field was again proven when she co-authored numerous scientific papers and research journals. She taught at the University of Lethbridge for many years; as a professor of Management, she inspired many students and furthered the fields of Management Studies and Political Science. Upon notification of Kate’s passing, the U of L will be flying their flags at half-staff on the day of celebrating her life.
Kate enjoyed skiing and tennis, was an avid reader, had a very strong interest in the historical tragedy of the sinking of the Titanic and was a seasoned world traveler who had visited every continent except Antarctica. One of her favorite destinations was Mount Everest where she had the amazing opportunity to trek to a base camp in the Himalayas with Sherpas. It was just before one of these trips that she met her soul mate, Claudio Chiste, and on March 29, 1980, the couple married.
Kate always fought on the side of the underdog and was a devoted philanthropist. She was an active supporter of the University of Lethbridge Women’s’ Soccer Association, worked with the Salvation Army and was involved with Aboriginal Issues and Affairs. She may be gone from our world, but her accomplishments and contributions to society will live on forever.
She is survived by her loving husband, Claudio Chiste; her mother, Jeanne Beaty; her mother-in-law, Zita Chiste; her sister, Anne Beaty; her sister-in-law, Valeria (Tony) Petrone; her former brother-in-law, Douglas Christie; her nieces, Kate, Sarah & Gabriella as well as her extended family and the many friends she made throughout her life.
She was predeceased by her father, Chester “Chip” Beaty and father-in-law, Lelio Chiste.
A Gathering of Friends celebrating Kate’s life will be held on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 11:00 am at Flumerfelt Park (North of Highway 3 at 77 Street), Coleman, Alberta. Condolences may be registered at http://www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca.
Fantin’s Funeral Chapel assisting the family. (403) 562-8555.

NO RUNNER
Mah’t tsu wah pina – “Man of Honour” – DONALD (Don) NO RUNNER returned home to the Creator after 78 years of an exemplary life. He passed peacefully surrounded by family on June 14, 2014.
Affectionately known as “Uncle”, Don was born July 13, 1935, to Bob and Helen (Oka) No Runner and was the second eldest in a family of seven.
As patriarch of the No Runner family he fulfilled the mantle with his natural ability to lead. He took the role as “the boss” seriously. Although a bachelor, he was father to all his nephews and nieces and the generations thereafter. Be it a horse race, rodeo, hockey game, powwow or graduation, for sure Uncle would be there proudly giving his support. He mentored his ‘children’ with patience, not one to mince words he was straight forward and exact. His lessons were simple; respect for self and others, work hard, pride in possessions, be accountable, and above all be generous and kind.
Don was more commonly known by his childhood name “Nah tsoh Kiaa yu – Last Bear” a name given by his grandmother Sarah Big Wolf, who was instrumental in his formative years. Raised in a tight knit family, he learned strong work ethic at an early age. Work was a family venture, summers were spent at their home near the Big Lease farming their land and cutting the prairie hay, winters were spent at their Old Agency home tending to their livestock. Despite the busy household, laughter and love was foremost.
Don attended St. Paul’s Anglican Residential School and excelled in studies and sports. He was an accomplished Boxer winning titles throughout the region. After completing school, Don worked side by side with his father running a large cattle ranch.
To the time of his passing, Don was involved in the school bussing business. He started as a school bus driver for Lethbridge Enerson Company and later became one of the founding members of the Blood Reserve School Bus Co-op and carried out his duties and responsibilities for 49 years. He also served as a Board of Director for many years.
Don’s passion was racing Quarter Horses. His top rate horses gained many wins for NR Racing Stables winning stake races throughout Alberta and western United States. Of his many outstanding horses, he was most fond of Triple H Lucky Tarzan. Up to his passing, he ran a Quarter Horse operation, purchasing, breeding and selling high caliber rodeo and race horses. His impressive facilities housing his horses bespoke of his lifelong love of horses.
Don instilled community mindedness and was proud of his clan ‘Aah kah ksomm aaks’ and his community of Old Agency. He was resident Elder on the Old Agency committee and encouraged community togetherness. As well, he worked for the Blood Tribe as a whole, having served on Blood Tribe Council. He was firm in his belief to give back. Don lived his life to the fullest in accordance to his strong moral values. His motto was “Greet people with a hand shake and a good word”.
Throughout his illness, he never complained, with his usual strength of spirit he carried on. To the end, Don’s love for family stood testimony as he was surrounded by family who kept vigil until his last breath. Uncle meant the world to his family and the loss is immense. He will be forever missed.
Don is survived by his sisters, Philomena Little Bear, Frances and Della No Runner and the ‘kippi tah pok aaks’ Jennifer, Tom and Cheryl (who were raised by the old folks), sister and brother-in-law Marina No Runner and Dominic Cross Child, adopted brother Bryan Wadsworth and aunt Betty Healy. His nephews; Tom, Alvin, Calvin, Delvin, Clayton and Harley and his nieces; Jennifer, Charlotte, Joanne, Cindy, Delphine, Sherry, and Cheryl. Also his 15 grand- nephews, 20 grand-nieces, 20 great-nieces and 13 great-nephews.
He was predeceased by his Parents; Bob and Helen, Brother; Lawrence, Sisters; Nancy No Runner and Dorothy Cross Child, Nephews and Nieces; Darrell, Robert, Roddy, Dugan, Tawny-Jo, Morning Star, Harley Nova, Brothers-in-Law; Horace Red Crow and Gilbert Little Bear, Aunts; Annie Day Chief, Beatrice Weasel Fat, Edith Mills, Uncles; Steve and Tom Oka, Cousins; Art Healy Jr., Wallace Oka, Mickey Oka and Mike Oka/WW II Veteran.
The Funeral Service will be held at OLD AGENCY HALL, Blood Reserve, AB on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. with Archdeacon Sidney Black Officiating. Interment to follow at One Spot/Old Agency 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

PASSEY
GARTH WILLIAM PASSEY, beloved husband of the late Jean Passey, of Lethbridge, passed away in his home on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at the age of 95 years.
Garth was born in Magrath in 1919. Garth served in the Navy during the Second World War, after which he attended the Guelph Veterinary College. He worked as a large animal veterinarian in Lethbridge until his retirement when he spent his time golfing and gardening.
Garth is survived by his children: Carolyn, Thomas, and Beverly; his grandchildren: Joshua, Allison, and Mathew; and his brothers Ron and Mark.
A family memorial will be held at a later date.
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

STITT
It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful but unexpected passing of Dr. William David Stitt on June 8, 2014. Born June 27, 1926 in Brandon, MB. He enjoyed a long and enjoyable medical career specializing in obstetrics and gynecology in Saskatoon and Lethbridge, AB until 1980. He retired in 1986 to Richmond BC. Married to the love of his life Genevieve in 1950 they enjoyed retirement in Richmond and moved to Victoria in 1994 to be near family. Bill enjoyed swimming, skiing and skating until his early 80’s and enjoyed playing cards to the end. He was a Life Master in Bridge and had two 29 hands at cribbage. Predeceased by Gene in 1998 and siblings Jim, Joe, Muriel and Qwen. He was also the last of 17 cousins. He is lovingly remembered by Mark (Deborah) Ted and Barbara (Mel) and grandson Clayton as well as by many relatives, nephews, nieces and friends from all walks of life. Remember Bill with fondness and love and great memories. A celebration of life to take place Jun 21, 2014 in Victoria, BC.
Donations in lieu of attendance to Salvation Army or your favorite charity. Bill loved you all as you loved him.

SUGARS, Dr. John George, born December 16, 1938, in Atherton, Queensland, Australia, passed away peacefully on June 19 in Edmonton after a valiant struggle with a lengthy illness. John was predeceased by the love of his life, wife Margaret, and his parents Bill and Nora. He is survived by his dear friend Nancy; sons William and Ben; daughters-in-law Mini and Heidi; grandchildren Benjamin, Emily, William, and Rebecca; and brother Bill. John’s kind and gentle heart will be forever missed by all those who knew him. His family would like to thank all the staff and doctors at Unit 9Y, Mel Miller Hospice, Edmonton General Hospital. A funeral service in memory of John’s life will be held 1:00pm Wednesday June 25,2014 at Ralph Connor United Church, 617 8 Street Canmore AB. in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Friends of Medicare Alberta. Condolences may be sent to http://www.bowriverfuneral.com BOW RIVER FUNERAL SERVICE, Canmore. (403) 678-4880

WILLMS
Willms, Katharina “Tina”, passed away peacefully with her grandson at her side in Calgary on June 18, 2014 at the age of 93 years.
Tina is survived by her son Peter (Sarah) Peters, their children Pamela (David) Jansen and Vanessa, her daughter Katie (Peter) Kraus and their children Jenna, Tyler and Jared, her stepchildren: sons Ed (Linda) Willms, John (LaVaun) Willms, Art (Karen) Willms, Herb (Gloria) Willms, Willie (Del) Willms, Vic (Karen) Willms, and daughter Eleanor (George) Hooge, a sister Margaret (Gorden) Lott, a brother Heinrich (Doris) Siemens and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews with their families, and many relatives and friends.
She was predeceased by her parents, both husbands, daughter-in-law Karen Willms, Penny Willms, four sisters: Maria Krahn, Anna Derkson, Helene Peters, Agnes Lenz and three brothers: Heinrich (who died as a child), Jacob and Aron.
The family wishes to thank the physicians (Dr. Thomas Tam), nurses and support staff at Rockyview Hospital on Unit 71 for the compassion and care that was given to Tina and her family.
Funeral service will be held at the Coaldale Mennonite Church (2316 – 17 St, Coaldale, AB) on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 1:30 pm. Interment Coaldale Cemetery.
Arrangements in care of
Vulcan Funeral Home.
Telephone 1-403-485-2633.
E-mail condolences through http://www.vulcanfuneralhome.ca.

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