September 28th, 2016

Wednesday July 23, 2014


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on July 23, 2014.

ADDISON
LINDA JANE ADDISON, beloved wife of Frank Addison of Lethbridge, passed away at the St. Michael’s
Palliative Care Centre on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at the age of 63 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

ARDELLI
FERN MARY ARDELLI, beloved wife of the late Tony Ardelli of Lethbridge, passed away at Legacy Lodge on
Saturday, July 19, 2014 at the age of 87 years.
Prayer Services will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB
on Friday, July 25, 2014 at 7:00 P.M.
A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405-12th Avenue South,
Lethbridge, AB on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. with Father Nathan Siray, Celebrant.
Interment to follow in the Mountain View Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alberta Children’s Hospital, 2888 Shaganappi Trail N.W.,
Calgary, AB, T3B 6A8
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

KING
VIRA GAILE KING passed away at the Milk River Hospital on Monday, July 21, 2014 at the age of 92 years.
A Celebration of Life will be held at ST. PAUL’S UNITED CHURCH – 201 2nd Avenue N.E. Milk River, AB on
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. with Reverend Sarah Wallace officiating.
In memory of Vira, donations may be made to the Prairie Rose Lodge – 115 3 Ave NW, Milk River, AB T0K 1M0
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>

KOVACS
KIM KOVACS, of Vancouver, B.C., passed away suddenly at his home on July 17, 2014 of 59 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>

LACEY
PATRICIA DIANNE LACEY, of Lethbridge, passed away on Sunday, July 20th, 2014.
Patricia was born on March 16th, 1949 at St. Michael’s Hospital. She was a lifelong Lethbridge resident,
attending St. Mary’s Elementary School, Catholic Central High School and the Lethbridge Community
College.
Patricia is survived by her daughter, Nicole McKenzie, her son-in-law Juan Carlos Franco, her sister
Catherine Petersen, brother-in-law Wayne Petersen, nieces Kelly Petersen and Danyelle Petersen,
Danyelle’s family Ryan and Tyler Lopez, and her nephew Joey Petersen.
Patricia will be lovingly missed by her family and friends as someone who embraced new adventures and
enjoyed being with others. In addition to the pride and care of her home and garden, she will be
remembered for her strong fashion sense, her love of shoes and purses, her passion for travel, reading,
and entertaining. South America, East Asia, The Mediterranean and East Africa are places she had visited
within the past five years.
Patricia was recently diagnosed with cancer and accepted this terminal condition with grace and dignity,
maintaining her sense of humor and continuing to be ‘The Lady’. Patricia expressed gratitude and concern
for her family, friends and caregivers until her passing.
A Celebration of Patricia’s life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive
South, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, July 25th, 2014 at 11:00 A.M.
In lieu flowers please send donations to P.O. Box 63047, Stadium PO, Calgary, AB, or donate in person at
any Alberta Treasury Branch location. Donations will then be forwarded to the Cradle of Love Baby Home in
Arusha, Tanzania, a place close to Patricia’s heart.
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

NISH
IVY (nee WILLIAMS) NISH
September 12, 1920 to June 28, 2014
The family of Ivy Nish are sad to announce her passing on Saturday, June 28, 2014.
A private family interment will take place at the CARDSTON CEMETERY on Friday, July 25, 2014
at 10:00 A.M.
Flowers are gratefully declined.
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

NORDIN
LORRAINE NORDIN, beloved wife of Rudy Nordin of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital
on Monday, July 21, 2014 at the age of 79 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath
Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Thursday, July 24, 2014 from 7:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604-13th Street North, Lethbridge, AB
on Friday, July 25, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. with Father Kevin Tumback, Celebrant.
Interment to follow in the Mountain View 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

ORCUTT
MAUDE ORCUTT, beloved wife of Lloyd Orcutt of Lethbridge, passed away at St. Michael’s Care Centre on
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at the age of 90 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

STANDING ALONE
It is with heavy hearts that we the family of MARY STANDING ALONE – “Piksiiksiinaohkomi” announce the
passing of our beloved mother at the Lethbridge Regional Hospital on July 15th, 2014 at the age of
81years.
Mary was born July 10, 1933 to the late Tom Eagle Speaker and Doris Hind Bull. Due to losing her mother
at birth, her father could not raise her alone, therefore, she was adopted and raised by the late Joe and
Mary White Man Left.
Mary is survived by her children Theresa Burnett, Dolores (Fred) Standing Alone, Gilbert (Lorna) Standing
Alone, Angela (Lawrence) Big Sorrel Horse, Ronald (Rochelle) Cutter, Doris (Leslie) Standing Alone, and
Lorna (Merlin) Eagle Plume; 38 grandchildren, 55 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. She
also raised 2 of her grandchildren whom she held dear to her heart – Devon (Jessica) Standing Alone and
Tyrike Standing alone. She is also survived by her brothers Clyde (Pearl) First Rider, Ervin First Rider,
Conrad McDonald, Joseph (Joan) White Man Left; sisters Lavena Devine, Sharon, Wanda, and Ramona (Ervin)
Eagle Speaker, Victoria Calf Robe, Jeanette (Brian) Stevens, Mary, Rosabelle, and Nora First Rider;
several nieces and nephews. Due to unforeseen circumstances at her birth, Mary had a large extended
family including the Eagle Speakers, Hind Bulls, White Man Lefts, and Shoutings.
Mary was a true native in her helpful and humble ways. She opened her heart to many other children, too
numerous to mention, who called her mother and know in their hearts who they are.
Mary received her education at St. Mary’s Residential School where she learned to cook, sew, and clean –
the techniques of being a good home maker. She spent her summers helping her parents with her younger
siblings and tending to household and traditional duties. She also enjoyed donating berry soup for the
Sundance yearly, usually on the first day.
Mary was released from Residential School at the age of 15. She married Gilbert Standing Alone at the age
of 17 with whom she had 3 children. She left the reserve at the age of 23 and later married Ronald Cutter
with whom she had 5 children. She resided on the Blackfoot Reserve for many years with Ronald and worked
at several jobs. While there, she began her foster parenting and continued to work for the Southern AB
Region for 35 years.
Her selfless, kind, and nuturing nature shone through when helping others. She helped her parents at
Sundance and helped her siblings by baby-sitting so they might pursue better life-styles. Whenever she
was needed, she was there.
She later moved to Calgary where she volunteered and worked for many native agencies as well as educators
to help our youth with the fundamentals of culture, traditions, and Blackfoot language. She also did
Blackfoot history and tales to promote and instill the values and morals of our culture starting from
preschool to Jr. High students. She was also well known for her work at the Calgary Stampede Bannock
Booth where she earned the name “Bannock Queen”. Mary was also a movie star, appearing in movies such as
Shang-Hi Noon, Into the West, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, and The Last Rites of Ransom Pride.
Though she was not educated in the English way, she had the wisdom, knowledge, and experience of a great
teacher. She was known for her generosity, humbleness, helpfulness, forgiving heart and warm, loving,
gentle and beautiful smile.
Some of her favorite past-times included doing the twist, listening to Elvis Presley, Charlie Pride, and
Pow-Wow music, and attending bingo. Her greatest joy, however, were her grandchildren whom she never
forgot on Christmas and Easter. She made sure she had gifts and baskets for her family.
Mary was predeceased by one son Ronald James Cutter; parents Tom Eagle Speaker & Doris Hind Bull;
stepmother Maggie Eagle Speaker; adopted parents Joe & Mary White Man Left; 3 grandchildren Joanne, Alton
and Leland Standing Alone; brothers Francis, Pete, Bernard, and Adrian White Man Left, Thomas Eagle
Speaker, Randy, Herbert and Eddy First Rider; sisters Peggy Bruised Head, Elizabeth, Linda, and Vina
Eagle Speaker, Rosie White Man Left, Louise Medicine Crane, Christine White Man Left, Margaret and Merdan
First Rider; fathers of her children Gilbert Standing Alone and Ronald Cutter.
We apologize if we have forgotten to mention anyone.
A Wake Service will be held at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
from 7:00 p.m. continuing all night. The Funeral Service will be held at the Senator Gladstone Hall,
Blood Reserve on Thursday, July 24th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Blood Reserve.
E-mail 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

YELLOW HORN-
Alvin Louis (Bullcook)
1958-2014
It is with heavy hearts the family announces the passing of Alvin Yellow Horn at the age of 58 memorable
years. Alvin passed away peacefully with his sons and family by his side, on Friday July 18th, 2014 at
the Rockyview Hospital in Calgary, Alberta.
Following a family prayer at Snodgrass Funeral Chapel, Pincher Creek, a wake service will be held at
Alvin’s residence at the Piikani Nation, Brocket, AB on Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 after 4:00 p.m.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church, Brocket, A.B. on Thursday, July
24th, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. Father Freddy Valdiva, celebrant. Interment will follow at Brocket
cemetery.
Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home, Pincher Creek (403) 627-4864
To email condolences please visit http://www.snodgrassfuneralhomes.com

Nadiene Nielsen
1926 – 2014
Bessie Nadiene Nielsen, beloved wife of the late Lawrence Nielsen, passed away in Taber on Tuesday, July
22, 2014 at the age of 87 years.
Further information including service details will follow once arrangements have been finalized.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

George Mitchler
1955 – 2014
George Joseph Mitchler, beloved husband of Karen Mitchler, passed away in Lethbridge, surrounded by
family, on Monday, July 21, 2014 at the age of 59 years.
Further information including service details will follow once arrangements have been finalized.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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