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Thursday, December 4, 2014

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on December 4, 2014.

1921 ~ 2014
Mrs. Anaztazia Opyr of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Paul Opyr, passed away on Thursday, November 27, 2014 at the age of 93 years. A Funeral “Parastasis” will be held at 7:00 PM on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at SS. PETER & PAUL UKRAINIAN GREEK CATHOLIC CHURCH, 643 ­ 12 “B” Street North, Lethbridge, led by Father Mark Bayrock. A Funeral “Divine Liturgy” will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, December 5, 2014 at SS. PETER & PAUL UKRAINIAN GREEK CATHOLIC CHURCH, with Father Gary Sedgwick celebrant. Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Send condolences at

TABITHA LACEY BLACK WATER QUESNELLE WOLF CHILD passed away on November 29th, 2014 at the age of 30 years. She is survived by: Her husband Dylan Quesnelle; her children: Tory, Cherish, Jayda, Juelz, and Atira; her godchild, Hayden Black Water; her mother Lorraine Black Water. Her brothers: Tyler (Gracie) Black Water, Sheldon (Stacy) Black Water, Radford (Sonny) Brewer, and Dwayne Black Water; her sisters: Miranda (Lloyd), Samantha (Cameron), Cassidy (Riley), Sheryl Black Water, and Yvette Black Water; her numerous nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly. Her uncles: Eugene Black Water Sr., Albert (Debbie) Black Water, Douglas (Caroline) Many Grey Horses, Ronnie (Cynthia) Scout, Brent (Sherry) Chief Body, and Andrew (Shannon) Black Water; her aunties: Amanda (Matthew) Black Water, Cindy (Tim) Begishe, and Agnes Black Water; her great uncles: Tony (Lorna) Black Water, Gilbert (Emelda) Black Water, and Norbert (Cecilia) Black Water; her great aunties Joan (Joe) White Man Left, Theresa Black Water, Ida Rider, and Mildred Scout. Her grandparents Andy (Phyllis) Black Water and Leonard (Dorothy) Day Rider; her godparents: Dwayne Black Water Sr. & Marian Chief Moon. Her father, Anthony Peter Wolf Child; her aunties: Louise Day Rider, Leona & Pauline Wolf Child, Bernadette Wolf Child; her uncles: Don Wolf Child, and Louis Crop Eared Wolf; and her grand aunts: Annie Davis, Rachel Hoof, and Lena Chief Calf. Tabitha has gone to meet with her loving grandmother Maryann Black Water, to watch over and protect us. A Wake Service will be held at the Old Saipoyi Gym, Stand Off on Friday, December 5th from 7:00 p.m.continuing all night. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary¹s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve on Saturday, December 6th at 11:00 a.m. with Father Pawel Andrasz Officiating. Interment in St. Catherine¹s Cemetery, Blood Reserve.

May 25, 1960 – December 1, 2014
HELEN GREAVES passed away peacefully into God’s arms after a long battle with cancer at St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit on Monday, December 1, 2014. With her was her loving husband Dale Greaves and her treasured puppy “Harley” waiting for her. Helen was the daughter of Joseph and Paulina Muller of Picture Butte. Helen’s last wish to celebrate her life was in privacy. She is to be buried at Mountain View Cemetery. “Forever and Always” is what Helen asked me to say to her each day, but yesterday she said to me, “If I can’t go forward, I want to go back,” and God answered “Yes”, to her Prayer. In lieu of flowers, say a nice word to loved ones or do a random act of kindness.
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Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1 Telephone ~ (403) 381-7777
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WILLIAM IWASKIW, beloved wife of Dora for 67 years, passed away at Legacy Lodge on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at the age of 89 years. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13 Street North, Lethbridge, with Reverend Gary Sedgwick officiating.

1931 ~ 2014
Mrs. Joanne Scholdra of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Roman Scholdra, passed away on November 29, 2014 at the age of 83 years. A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 20 Rocky Mountain Blvd. W., Lethbridge, AB, with Pastor Nathan Fuehrer, officiating. Send condolences at

Kaz Hayashizaki, beloved husband of Akemi Hayashizaki, passed away Saturday, November 22, 2014 at the age of 63 years. A memorial service will be held at 11:00AM on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at First Baptist Church, 1614 5 Avenue South, Lethbridge, with Pastor Ron Dirks officiating.

1947 ~ 2014
Mr. Keith Preddy of Lethbridge, passed away in Great Falls, Montana on Friday, November 28, 2014 at the age of 67 years. Funeral Arrangements to be announced when completed. Send condolences at

1985 ~ 2014
After a courageous battle against cancer, Marcus Karpati passed away peacefully at the age of 29 years, on November 23, 2014 at the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary, Alberta surrounded by his family, in the arms of his loving wife. Marcus was born on August 4, 1985 in Victoria, British Columbia to Julius and Joan (Broadhead) Karpati. Marcus graduated from Spectrum Community School in Victoria in 2003. After high school, he attended Camosun College in Victoria for one year before transferring to the University of Lethbridge where he received both a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Education. Marcus had a passion for teaching, and he began work for the Lethbridge School District as a teacher for five years in several schools, most recently Fleetwood Bawden, before he had to take a leave due to his illness. Moving to Lethbridge allowed Marcus to not only pursue an education, but to participate in University level soccer, and he was a proud member of the University of Lethbridge Pronghorn soccer team for five years, and then went on to coach with the program. Soccer opened many doors for Marcus, and he developed many deep and lasting friendships while in the program. This is also where Marcus met his wife, Kathy. They were together for five years and married on a beautiful day in Calgary on July 27, 2013. Marcus and Kathy shared many wonderful memories in their time together and were able to find a great source of comfort and joy in those memories and in each other throughout Marcus¹ battle.
Marcus is survived by his loving wife Kathy (nee: Curtis) of sixteen months; his parents Julius and Joan (Broadhead) Karpati of Calgary; his sister Sarah (Bo) Hill and nephew Brant Marcus of Calgary; his grandma Eileen Broadhead of Victoria; his papa Gyula Karpati of Victoria; his father and mother-in-law Larry and Sue Curtis of Calgary; his sister-in-law Melissa (Mark) Henderson and their children, Parker and Taylor of Lethbridge; and countless friends from all parts of Marcus¹ life. Marcus¹ family would like to extend a very special thank you to our oncology team led by Dr. J. Easaw at the Tom Baker Cancer Center, and the wonderful staff of Unit 46 at the Foothills Medical Centre who provided Marcus with the most amazing care during our stay. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 3:00pm at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPELS, 610 4th St S, Lethbridge AB. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Marcus¹ name are welcome at the Alberta Cancer Foundation at 1 A129, 960 19 St. S., Lethbridge, AB, T1J 1W5 (, or to two causes at the University of Lethbridge; the development and maintenance of Karps Korner; a playground space in Marcus¹ honour, or the MK4 Men¹s Soccer Alumni Scholarship honouring honesty, hard work, and loyalty. Donations for either may be made to the University of Lethbridge Men¹s Soccer; University of Lethbridge Athletics Department, 4401 University Dr W, Lethbridge AB T1K 3M4.
“What though the radiance that was once so bright, be now forever taken from my sight. Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, of the glory in the flower; we will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind.” – William Wordsworth. Send condolences at

NATALIE PLUME, passed away in Lethbridge , on Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 at the age of 41 years.
Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.
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Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1 Telephone ~ (403) 381-7777
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Mr Patrick Pollock, 50 year member of the Plumbers and Pipefitter Union, Local 496, passed away November 30, 2014. The Officers, Members & Staff wish to express their deepest sympathy.

1940 ~ 2014
Mr. Robert Taillefer of Lethbridge, passed away on November 27, 2014 at the age of 74 years. A Visitation will be held from 3:00pm ­ 4:00pm on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB. Send condolences at

Sister Florence Steele
Steele: Sister Florence, 87, formerly Sister Anne Michael, a Sister of St. Martha of Antigonish, died at Bethany, Motherhouse on Friday, November 28, 2014. She was in the 67th year of her religious life.
Born in Dominion, NS, Sister Florence was one of ten children of the late Michael and Mary Anne (Sutherland) Steele. She entered the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Martha in 1945 and made perpetual profession of vows in 1950. Prior to entering the Congregation, Sister Florence did office work in the family business following studies at Empire Business College, Sydney. Her main academic achievements include: a Certificate in Hospital Purchasing from the Catholic Hospital Association (1965), Business Administration Diploma from St. Francis Xavier University (1970), a Teaching Certificate in Business Administration (1975) and a Bachelor of Education from the University of New Brunswick (1977). Following profession of vows, Sister Florence served in a variety of capacities within the field of office management, these included: secretarial, administration, bursar, and business manager. Sister Florence spent considerable time serving the people of the West (approximately 16 years) in Mineral Springs Hospital, Banff, AB, St. Michael¹s Hospitals, both in Lethbridge, AB, and Broadview, SK. In the East, she served at St. Rita Hospital, Sydney. For seven years, sister was bursar at St. Augustine¹s Seminary, Toronto and for four years was Chancellor for the Diocese of Antigonish. Her volunteer work included: New Waterford Consolidated Hospital, New Waterford, R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home, Antigonish, Diocesan Religious Education Office, Sydney. Following her return to Bethany and until her retirement, Sister Florence served as Purchasing Agent at Bethany. In Banff, fascinated by the mountains, Sister Florence could be found venturing out in the early morning hours for a hike while seeking to capture with her camera the ever new glimpses of the rising sun over the snow capped mountains. Sister Florence is survived by one brother, Joseph (Boston) and two sisters, Theresa (Glace Bay) and Genevieve (Dominion). Sister Florence was predeceased by four brothers, Angus, Dan, Dr. Bernie and Rev. Harvey and two sisters, Evelyn and Mary Catherine (Mae). The remains will be resting at Bethany, beginning Tuesday, December 2, at 1:15 p.m. A Celebration of Vigil will be held on the same evening at 7:30 p.m. Liturgy of Christian Burial will take place on Wednesday, December 3 at 2:00 p.m. in Bethany Chapel. Arrangements are under the direction of Curry¹s Funeral Home of Antigonish.
Sister Florence, baptized Florence Teresa, was born on January 26, 1927, in Dominion, Nova Scotia.
Her father, Michael Steele, was born in Beechmont, NS, and her mother, Mary Anne (Sutherland) Steele, was born in Soldier¹s Cove, NS.

COLIN STIRLING, beloved husband of Mabel Stirling of Milk River, passed away at home on Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 at the age of 76 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.
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Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1 Telephone ~ (403) 381-7777
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1928 ~ 2014
Mr. Willem Doeve of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Trientje Doeve, passed away on December 1, 2014 at the age of 86 years. Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits. Ps 103:1+2. Willem was born in Erica, Drenthe, Netherlands on November 10, 1928. He was the fifth child of seven children born to Pieter and Geesje (DeGraff) Doeve. Willem married Trientje Stoffers on October 20, 1953 and in March of 1954 they immigrated to Canada, arriving in Matsqui, BC. They bought a farm and moved to Agassiz, BC in 1960 where they raised their six children. It was also in Agassiz where Willem was instrumental in getting the Christian Reformed Church and Christian School started. In 1981 they sold their farm and moved to Coaldale, AB. Willem enjoyed his long life with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
We Praise the Lord for his Life. Besides his loving wife Trientje, Willem is survived by his children Grace (Les) Apps, Henry (Carolyn) Doeve, Janet Doeve, John (Brenda) Doeve, Marian (Bill) Vandebeek and Geoff (Karla) Doeve; 17 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 3 sisters in the Netherlands; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. A Visitation will be held from 7:30 ­ 8:30pm on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, December 5, 2014 at TRINITY UNITED REFORMED CHURCH, 1100 40 Ave. N, Lethbridge, AB, with Rev. Hank Vander Woerd, officiating. Interment at Royalview Cemetery will follow, with Reverend Wybren Oord, officiating. Send condolences at

Rob Bailey
1970 – 2014
With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Robert Warde Bailey on Monday, December 1, 2014 in Taber, at the age of 44 years. Rob will be privately remembered by his family and many friends. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at<> . Rob is survived by his daughters Steffanie (Johnathon) Payne of Lethbridge and Kalesta and Madyson Bailey of Taber; his mother Sharon Bailey of Taber; sister Darla Bailey and her children Tyson and Dylan Bailey of Medicine Hat; grandmother Jessie Dunsmore of Innisfail; special cousin Kelli Cook of Taber; long time friend Andrea Born of Taber and many aunts, uncles and cousins. You fought a long hard battle, but cancer won. Rest in peace Rob, you will be greatly missed. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Rob¹s name may be made directly to the National Pancreatic Cancer Canada Foundation, 30 Concourse Gate, Unit 27, Ottawa, Ontario K2E 7V7.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

Sabrina Fennell-Grossman
1935 – 2014
Sabrina Fennell-Grossman, beloved wife of the late Bill Grossman, passed away in Taber on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at the age of 79 years. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Friday, December 5, 2014 between 3:00 P.M. and 4:00 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, December 8, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at <; . Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


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