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Thursday July 24, 2014


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on July 24, 2014.

ADDISON
LINDA JANE ADDISON, beloved wife of Frank Addison of Lethbridge, passed away at the St. Michael’s
Palliative Care Centre with her husband by her side on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at the age of 63 years.
Besides her loving husband, she is leaving behind her two grown sons, Wayne (Jean) Addison and Dale
(Renee) Addison and two grandchildren, Jackie and Jonathan.
Linda is also survived by her two sisters and their families; Ellen Shillabeer, son Craig and family,
Paula (Ian) Hall, sons Sean (Charla), Chris (Karen) and family and Heather Hall.
Linda was previously deceased by her parents Roy and Scotty Sprinkle and long time residents of Pearce
and Monarch.
Linda was born in Lethbridge, AB and raised on a farm between Pearce and Monarch. She graduated from
Macleod High School in 1969. She attended the U of A and received a BSC, majoring in math in 1972.
Linda received her teaching certificate from the U of L in 1974, and in 1995, Linda completed her Masters
of Education from the U of L.
After short stints in Fort McMurray and Mossleigh, Linda spent 19 years in Barons and 11 years in
Coaldale doing what she loved.
She retired in 2006 and enjoyed eight years of travel with her beloved husband, Frank, of 37 years.
A Celebration of Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South,
Lethbridge, AB on Friday, July 25, 2014 at 2:30 P.M. with Reverend Aldeen McKay, officiating.
Inurnment 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

ARDELLI
FERN MARY ARDELLI (nee Gullacher), October 10, 1926 -July 19, 2014 seventh child of eight born to Petra
and Wilbur Gullacher, at Govan, Saskatchewan. Mary received her early education at Constance School while
living on the family farm. Later she took two years high school at Simpson then graduated from City Park
Cellegiate in Saskatoon. Twice she attempted nursing school but, after injuries to her back, had to give
up her dream of helping others. After raising her three sons, she returned to school and graduated from
Lethbridge Community College with a certificate in General Secretairal Science. Mary counted her moving
to be over 60 times in Ontario, Sakatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia. Mary was predeceased by her
mother in 1937, father 1974 sisters, Fay 1973, Laurine 1983, Alva 2003, brothers, Earl 1985, Wilfred
1994, Orville 1998 and Curtis 1999.
She leaves to mourn her sons Dr. Gerard (Kathryn) McLane of Portland, Oregon, Jay (Darlene) McLane of
Lethbridge and Michael (Jill) McLane of Calgary, four grandchildren Melissa (Trent) Horst of Honeybrook,
Pennsylvania, Stephen (Casey) McLane of Johnson City, Tennessee, Jonathan McLane of Berrien Springs,
Michigan and Diane Legault (Brendan Nalder) of Lethbridge, AB and three great grandchildren; Kaleigh and
Mason Horst, Kaitlyn Nalder and another soon to be born great-granddaughter.
Fern Mary spent her life trying to help others and must have helped furnish a dozen homes for people. If
she had something in her home and someone needed it, they got it. She loved to travel and went across
Canada, United States, Mexico, Europe, Singapore and Malaysia. In later years she disliked flying and
travelled wherever her car would take her. Sometimes her car was known to be flying but only once was
told to slow down by an RCMP officer, however many times by her children. She would say she could never
see the sense of taking an hour to get somewhere when she could do it in much less time.
She was a long time faithful member of the Catholic Women’s League of Canada and always enjoyed working
with this group whenever possible. She also enjoyed working with the Mission and development group at her
church and for some years instigated the making of quilts for the missions. She also organized the
collection of the gifts for Harbor House at Christmas.
She hopes to be remembered as a prayerful, loving mother and grandmother, as being a loving faithful
friend who tried to love all.

“Jesus has been visiting my house for many years, now I think it is time I visited His house. Amen”

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

BRAUSEN
CAROL ANNE BRAUSEN, beloved wife of Roger Brausen, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional
Hospital on Tuesday, July 23, 2014 at the age of 68 years.
A Prayer Service will be held at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH – 2405 12th Avenue South,
Lethbridge, Alberta on Friday, July 25th, 2014 at 6:00 P.M.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, on Saturday, July 26th,
2014 at 10:00 A.M. with Father Nathan Siray, Celebrant.
A private interment will be held at a later date in Kindersley, Saskatchewan.
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

DELBELLO
MARIA DELBELLO, beloved wife of the late Gioacchino Delbello of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook
Regional Hospital on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at the age of 88 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

Francis Joseph Penney
1934 ~ 2014
Mr. Francis Joseph Penney, beloved husband of Merle Penney, passed away after a lengthy illness in
Lethbridge on Friday, July, 18, 2014 at the age of 80 years.
Francis was born on June 12, 1934 to George and Marguerite Penney in Morley Township – Rainy River
District, Ontario.
He is survived by his four children Debbie, Wayne, Denise and Darlene. Five grandchildren, and four great
grandchildren.
Cremation took place at Martin Brothers Chapel of Peace. A private family service has been held.
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

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.
Besides her loving husband, Lorraine is survived by her children; Glenda (Scott) Young of Lethbridge,
Crystal Nordin of Lethbridge, Debbie (Jeff) Blair of Sunburst and Rudy (Donna) Nordin of Coaldale as well
as 13 grandchildren and nine great- grandchildren. She is also survived by two brothers Stan (Elsie)
Montgomery and Glen Montgomery and two sisters Merle Verboom and Vicky (Pete) Sisetsky as well as son-
in-law Malcolm MacFarlane and numerous nieces and nephews.
Lorraine is predeceased by three sons Percy, Grant and Dean Nordin, two daughters April Semak and Pat
MacFarlane, two brothers William and Wayne Montgomery as well as both parents.
Lorraine was born on April 13, 1935 in the town of Davidson. She spent much of her youth living in rural
Saskatchewan until settling in Moose Jaw where she met her husband Rudy. They were married in 1954. They
moved from Saskatchewan to Alberta in 1965 and chose to settle in Lethbridge. As an individual, spouse
and parent, she was largely involved in local sports, spending many of her hours playing and
volunteering. Her largest interests included curling, softball and bingo. Her largest role in life was
being a mother (to everyone). She kept her warmest smiles and biggest hugs for her children and
grandchildren. The world was a better place for having her in it. We all love and miss you.
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.
In memory of Lorraine, donations may be made to the Heart and Stoke Foundation, #100, 119 – 14 Street
N.W., Calgary, AB, T2N 1Z6 or to the Alberta Lung Association, # 208, 17420 Stoney Plain Road N.W.,
Edmonton, AB, T5S 1K6
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

Shaela Goff
1967 ~ 2014
Shaela Goff of Red Deer passed away on July 19, 2014 at the age of 46 years. She was predeceased by her
parents Glennda Ballin and Bruce Schweigert.
Shaela was born in Lethbridge on September 15, 1967. She graduated from the Criminal Justice Corrections
and Law Enforcement program, with honors, in May 1995.
She began her career at the Lethbridge Correctional Centre in March 1995, and transferred to Red Deer in
2005 where she started work as a probation officer. She then went to her first love as correctional
officer at the Red Deer Remand Centre until passing. Shaela loved her career and wore her uniform with
pride. She dedicated her life to personal success in her field.
Shaela is survived by her stepfather Henry Ballin, stepmother Carol Ann McLean; sisters Denice Schweigert
(Sean Weigelt) and Renae Pocock (Wade Nicholson); nieces Makaila Pocock, Brooklynn and Jaylah Nicholson;
a very special Aunt Lana Rutledge (Ron Larsen); uncle Rod Rutledge (Mary Jane).
Shaela’s larger than life independence was to be admired. Shaela would never turn her back on anyone in
need. She rarely asked for anything in return.
A Private family service will be held, and Shaela will be laid to rest beside her mother.
Rest now, Sister. Your work here is done.
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

Taakiimm (Looks Like a Woman)
Elsie Crow Shoe
Taakiimm was born June 4th, 1927 at Piikani Nation and died Monday, July 21st, 2104 at home surrounded by her family.
Taakiimm’s parents were the late Willy and Laura Crow Shoe. She was raised on the Piikani Nation along
with her brothers, and sisters. She attended the St. Cyprian Residential School, and after leaving school
she helped her step father with ranch work, tending to livestock, putting up feed, and other chores.
Taakiimm was known to be the first lady in Piikani to own a drivers’ license, and would drive for those
that needed a driver.
She was a skilled seamstress; sewing tipis of all sizes, including buffalo hide tipis, which she sewed by
hand. Some of her work can be seen at Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump Interpretive Centre and Writing on the
Stone Interpretive Centre. She was also skilled in making buckskin regalias, including hers, her children
and grandchildren. She enjoyed beading, baking, bingo, family gatherings, powwows, and most of all
feather games.
Taakiimm fully supported her husband in teaching the young people our ways, especially in dancing. She
was instrumental in forming the first Piikani Nation dance troupe and helped make their dance regalia.
Most important of all she was a mother, raising her children and teaching them the importance of family.
She always supported her children and grandchildren in their endeavors, whether it was dancing, or
sports. She enjoyed watching her grandchildren playing hockey and slow-pitch, or rodeo, she was their
biggest fan. She enjoyed watching NHL games, and was a Calgary Flames Fan.
Taakiimm enjoyed travelling with her children, sister and brother. She traveled both in Canada and United
States, from coast to coast to various functions including ceremonies, powwows, and family trips.
Most importantly, Taakiimm was a strong supporter and believer in her community. She was a grandmother to
Piikani Nation and she acknowledged every individual with a handshake and a smile. She has given
blackfoot names to many people who seeked spiritual guidance from her and was always ready to share her
knowledge. She always felted honored when asked to say the prayer at any function in her community and
outside community. She had an abundance of knowledge from plants and herbs, to culture and language, and
to history that she gained from her parents and grandparents her. She was born in an era that was rich in
our Piikani ways. She was the last traditional elder on the Piikani Nation.
Taakiimm was predeceased by her parents, the late Willy and Laura Crow Shoe, brothers: Jack, Joe,
Richard, and David Crow Shoe, her sister: Ethel Crow Shoe, and Holy Woman. Her Husband, the Late Chief
John Yellow Horn, her sons: Walter, Robert, Patrick, Charlie, and Warren (Sonny), her daughter: Gladys
Yellow Horn.
Taakiimm will be dearly missed by her children: Shirlee(Floyd Age), Jo-Ann (Emil), Velma (Jerry),
Pauline, Albertine and George(Crystal), Thomas (Joanne) and Eva Bad Eagle, her Sister: Margaret Plain
Eagle, her brother: Arthur Crow Shoe. Her grandchildren: Natasha, Cody, Austin, Andrea, Joshua, JT,
Vanessa, Charles, Robert, Diandra, Daice, Ellie, Lacey, Willy, JonCall, Trey, Sienna, Clayton, and Maria.
Also by all her other grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren and including her
extended family too numerous to mention. We apologize if we have missed anyone.A Prayer Service will be held on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at the Snodgrass Funeral Home
“Pincher Creek” with the Wake Service starting at 10:00 a.m. following at Elsie’s residence in Brocket,
Alberta. The Funeral Service will be held at the Piikani Nation Community Hall on Friday, July 25, 2014
at 11:00 a.m. with the burial in the Brocket Cemetery. A Feast will be held at her residence after the
Graveside Service.
To email condolences, please visit http://www.snodgrassfuneralhomes.com
Funeral arrangement entrusted to Snodgrass Funeral Home, Pincher Creek, AB (403) 627-4864.

WALTER SAMEK
1933 ~ 2014
Mr. Walter Samek, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Josie Samek, passed away in Lethbridge on July 15,
2014 at the age 81 years.
A Graveside Service will be held at 10:00am on Friday, July 25, 2014 at MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY, 1210
Scenic Drive S.
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

YARBOROUGH
MARY YARBOROUGH (CHOMIAK) of Lethbridge, passed away at the Fairmont Extendicare Nursing Home on Tuesday,
July 22, 2014 at the age of 79 years.
A Private Family Service will be held.
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

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.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue,
Taber on Friday, July 25, 2014 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. and not prior to the funeral service on
Saturday.
The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Barnwell, Alberta on
Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. with Bishop Scott Nelson conducting. Burial to follow at the
Barnwell Cemetery. 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 Nadiene¹s name may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer
Society, 317 – 10 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 2M7 (www.cancer.ca <http://www.cancer.ca&gt; ).
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.
Those wishing to pay their respects may meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48
Avenue, Taber on Saturday, July 26, 2014 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.
Relatives and friends are invited to join the family for a reception at the Royal Canadian Legion – lower
lounge, 5205 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Sunday, July 27, 2014 between 2:00 P.M. and 4:00 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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