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By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on February 17, 2015.

ALBINA CHRONIK – REDLINGER
1930 ~ 2015
Mrs. Albina Chronik – Redlinger passed away on February 13, 2015 at the age of 84 years.
Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

Betty Lou McGlynn
1930 ~ 2015
Mom was born in 1930 in Fort Macleod; the third child of Clarice & Clarence Warren. The family farmed near Glenwood until 1946 when Grandpa moved them to the mountain area of Gladstone Valley where he started and operated a sawmill / lumber business. Mom worked for a time at the Buckhorn Dude Ranch as well as other farms and ranches in the Pincher Creek area. In 1951 she married Alphonse Bruns and they set up home on an acreage east of the town site. There she settled into the life of a homemaker, amazing gardener, master baker and mother to children Carole (Kenny) and Darcy (Joy). Alf died suddenly in 1965 and Mom married John McGlynn two years later. Son Clarence (Sylvie) was born a few years later and she carried on as a happy homemaker. John passed away in 2005 and shortly after Mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer¹s disease. On February 13, 2015, she died peacefully in Lethbridge. Betty will always be remembered for her incredibly kind and loving nature and will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Betty is predeceased by her parents and brother Stan. She is survived by siblings Keith (Pauline) Warren, Marge Shenton, Buck (Jean) Warren and sister in law, Andress Warren. Beyond her mentioned children, she is survived by step children Geraldine Hendrick (John), Larry & Murray McGlynn, grandchildren Duane, Cathy, Terra, Dana, Patrick, Breanna and seven great grandchildren. Funeral Mass will be Celebrated , at St. Michaels Catholic Church (958 Christie Ave. Pincher Creek) on Tuesday, February 17 at 11:00 A.M., with Reverend Silvano Vargas presiding. Interment to follow at Fairview Cemetery. Memorial donations in Betty¹s name may be made directly to STARS Ambulance (1441 Aviation Park NE, Box 570 Calgary, Alberta T2E 8M7).

HELEN NEWTON
1915 ~ 2015
Helen Newton of Del Bonita, recently of Cardston, beloved wife of the late Ed Newton, passed away on February 12th; sixteen days short of her one hundredth birthday. She was born March 1, 1915 in the house built by her father on his homestead near Longview Alberta ­ to her parents Billy and Ella Bews. She shared fond memories of watching her Dad work in his blacksmith shop, and of helping with the farm work and gardening. She and her sister were “busted” when the turnip seeds they poured down the gopher hole – so they wouldn¹t have to plant any more – started growing. Helen attended a one room school at Longview by riding three and a half miles one way. She completed high school in High River, moving there with her younger sister and only traveling the eighteen miles home on weekends. In 1935/36 Helen completed Normal School training to become a teacher, and began her teaching career that fall in Boundary Creek. She taught there for six years, followed by three years in Del Bonita, four years in Carmangay, and a year and a half at Royalties / South Turner Valley (aka Little Chicago) where she thought she had the world by the tail because she could live at home and still collect a pay cheque. In 1946 she and her lifetime friend Marie Matlock embarked on a five thousand mile round trip journey to California, driving Helen¹s Model A Ford. The scrapbook of that trip is one of the family heirlooms. On February 12, 1949 Helen married Ed Newton in a candlelit ceremony in High River, and after a honeymoon at the coast and a week at the Calgary Bull Sale the two returned to the Newton homestead and farm and ranch operation at Del Bonita. Mom was an active partner on the farm, and a great cook whose hospitality and meals were enjoyed by all who passed through anywhere near mealtime. She was an active community member involved in the United Church as well as several organizations. In 1970 she and Dad were recognized with Alberta¹s Master Farm Family award. She served as secretary of the Del Bonita Historical Society whose work culminated in publishing the area¹s history book “Heritage of the High Country” in 1981. Mom was named Magrath and District citizen of the year in 1987. We know there are many appreciative recipients of the thousands of cards and letters she sent over her lifetime, some of whom will be reading this. Mom lived to see both the Bews place at Longview and the Newton place at Del Bonita receive Alberta¹s Century Farm and Ranch award ­ recognition of the land remaining in operation by members of the original homestead family for 100 years. She contributed significantly to that achievement at both places. Helen is survived by her daughter Kathy (Lavern) Vadnais of Cardston, and their children Maureen Vadnais (Frank Sloan), Megan (Wes) Card, Holly (Gary) Kutsch, Heather Vadnais (Adair Quesnelle), Ryan (Brooke) Vadnais; by her son Bill (Nancy) Newton of Fort Macleod and their children Larissa (Paul) Welsch, Danny (Corina) Newton; by her son Jim (Terry) Newton of Del Bonita and their children Julaine (Gord) Guitton, Jody (BJ) Scheirlink, Amanda (Bert) Caldwell; and by her son Dave (Kelly) Newton of Del Bonita and their children Kaycee Newton, Blake Newton (Brittney Schuurman). Helen is also survived by her dear sister Florence of Calgary, and by twenty-three great grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by Ed, her loving husband of fifty-three years, as well as by her parents, her brother Mac, her sister Margaret, and her great grandson Wyatt Card. A Funeral Service celebrating Helen¹s life will be held at 11:00 am on February 18, 2015 at SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH ­ 1011 Fourth Avenue South in Lethbridge, Alberta, with Reverend Glenda Wert, officiating. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

MARIE DEKEYSER
1922 ~ 2015
Marie Emily Louise Dekeyser (nee Dogterom) of Lethbridge, passed away on February 13, 2015 at the age of 92 years. Thanks to all the staff at Good Samaritan Society Park Meadows Village and VON. Also thanks go to Dr. Coma and Terry from Quality Care. Marie was born August 29, 1922 in Lethbridge to Jacob and Emily (Charest) Dogterom. She received her education at McLean School, White School, Calgary Normal School and summer school at the University of Alberta. Marie started her teaching career in 1954 in a one room school house. Schools she taught at included Keho Lake, Picture Butte, Coaldale, Fort Macleod and Drumheller, where she taught Home Economics. Marie enjoyed art, sewing, bowling and ice skating. She volunteered for Meals on Wheels, Blankets for Canada and knit hats for hospital newborns. In 1956 Marie married Robert Dekeyser and soon became parents to Sharon and Grant. She moved to Lethbridge in 1995 where she spent her remaining years. Marie is survived by her daughter Sharon (Don) Wolf and son Grant (Corey). Grandchildren include Celina (Chris) Campbell, Lisa, Netania and Jules; and great grandchild Claire Campbell. Siblings include Muriel Zasadny and Jake Dogterom, sister in-law Fran Dogterom, numerous nieces, nephews and their families from both the Dogterom and Dekeyser sides, and life-long friends.
Marie is predeceased by her former husband Robert Dekeyser, siblings Hendrik, Raymond, Louis, Francis, and Dogterom in-laws Irene, Alex, Grace, Irma and Dekeyser in-laws Fritz, Helen, Albert, Marcella and August. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm on Friday February 20, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, (610 ­ 4 Street South, Lethbridge).
A Memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, February 20, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS, (610 ­ 4 Street South, Lethbridge) . Interment is at Mountain View Cemetery, followed by a reception at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, (610 ­ 4 Street South, Lethbridge). In lieu of flowers, those who wish to donate may do so to: Canadian Cancer Society, Arthritis Society of Alberta, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, The Canadian Diabetes Association or The Parkinson Society of Southern Alberta. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

MARY PERKOVIC
1927 ~ 2015
Mrs. Mary Perkovic of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Joseph Perkovic and mother of the late Katherine Perkovic, passed away peacefully at the Edith Cavell Care Centre on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at the age of 87 years. A Visitation will be held at 7:00 pm on Monday, February 16, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB. A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 am on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at ST. BASIL¹S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604-13 St. N., Lethbridge, AB with Father Nathan Siray, officiating. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

Narcisse Blood (Tatsikiistamik)
May 13, 1954 ­ February 10, 2015
Narcisse Blood (Tatsikiistamik) of the Blood Reserve passed away suddenly on Tuesday February 10, 2015 in Regina, Saskatchewan. In celebration of Narcisse¹s life his legacy and memory will live on through his Wife Alvine. Children; Caroline, Michelle (Wes), Charlene (Brad), Myles (Chelsea) and Joey, James (Marie) Mckneely, Troy Twigg, Justin Many Fingers, Craig Blood, Telly Hoof, Sandy (Daryl), A.J. (Tamara), Nancy (Myles) Weasel Fat, Dwight (Camina) Weasel Moccasin, Troy Delaney, Grandchildren; Blaise, Sky, Mackenzie, McKinley, Charaya, Raine, Akale, William, Carter, Kody and Kayson Mckneely. His siblings;Martin (Pam) Heavy Head, Clayton (Natoshia) Blood, Vicky (Jeffery) Bull Shields, Debbie (Harvey) Blood, Robert Blood, Ursula (Leeboy) Blood, Leroy (Amethyst) Little Bear, Roy (Genevieve) Fox, Lewis (Linda) Little Bear, Casey (Lydia) Scott. His Paternal Grandmother Lucy Blood, Uncles; Wilfred Blood, Charles(Rhonda) Blood, Michael Blood, Dewey (Carolyn) Blood, Blaine, Joanne(Eric) Lemieux, Manuel Blood, Cynthia (Hiram) Blood, Yolanda (Robert) Eagle Tailfeathers. His Aunt Sally(Listener), and Great-Aunt Louise English. His In-Laws Delores(Peter) Weasel Moccasin, Brent (Mavis) Singer, Carolyn (Casey) Weasel Fat, Ray (Beverly) Mountain Horse and Marvin Mountain Horse. Narcisse was predeceased by; his parents Mary and Narcisse Blood Sr., his brothers Marvin Blood, Johnny Blood. His Mother In-law Shirley Mountain Horse, and brother in-law Michael Mountain Horse.His niece Nicole Red Crow.His paternal grandmother Rosie Pace, Grandfather Alfred Blood, his maternal grandparents Joe (Henry) and Clara Heavy Head and many aunts and uncles. Narcisse¹sformal education began at the age of 6 years old at the St. Mary¹s Residential School until the age of 17. He received his post secondary education at the University of Lethbridge and as a visiting student at the University of Alberta. His impressive work history began right after high school as Supervisor at St. Mary¹s Residential School. Liaison Officer Š Š Then his work began at the National level with the Assembly of First Nations, the World Council of Indigenous People with Marie Small Face-Marule and George Manual. Later choosing to work closer to home, Narcisse became the Treaty 7 Vice-President of the Indian Association of Alberta. He served as a member on the Blood Tribe Chief and Council for 10 and one half years. He was the former director of Kainai Studies at the Red Crow Community College where he is recognized as an Eminent Scholar and where he was presently employed as a researcher and instructor. His 19 years of research experience include traditional knowledge, cultural heritage and museums. With his interest in museums Narcisse had been a big influence in the development of the current Repatriation Act in the province of Alberta and this also resulted in his involvement from 1990 ­ 2014 with repatriation of many of the Blood Tribes ceremonial artifacts and ceremonial bundles from museums in Canada and the United States. He was also very involved in museum visits to the United Kingdom like the British Museum, London, Pitt Rivers in Oxford, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Cambridge, and the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter, England to do an inventory of the Blackfoot collection that are in storage in these museums. In visiting these places he was also a guest Lecturer at Pitt Rivers, University of Aberdeen in Scotland and Exeter, England. Over the past twenty-five years Narcisse, has earned the reputation of being a respected leader, a distinguished scholar, an innovative researcher, an experienced educator, a commanding orator, a humorous storyteller, and an award winning documentary filmographer. As an accomplished filmographer he makes films related to the Blackfoot culture and history, and the community¹s relations with museums. As a traditional elder engaged in Indigenous research he has had numerous academic publications and director of many films and directed the award winning film ³Round Up². Not only was Narcisse a Blackfoot scholar, philosopher, teacher, activist, ceremonialist, family man, and friend he was a very outstanding athlete. He played football, golf, and basketball, which took him to places like Ireland and numerous other places. Because of his outstanding athletic abilities he won the prestigious Tom Longboat Award which is awarded to young outstanding female and male provincial athletes ­ an award he was very humble about and not very many people knew he had won the award. Narcisse was very involved in the traditional societies of his community. He was a member of the Iitskinaiksi (Sacred Horn Society) with his wife and his longtime friend Giles. Then he was the owner of a thunder pipe bundle (Ninaimskaiksi) with his wife, his son Myles, and daughter Michelle. He was really involved in the traditional Blackfoot ways, which is a testament to why his children and grandchildren have already taken on a significant responsibility to carry the Blackfoot culture forward to the next generation. Narcisse and his wife presented their children and grandchildren to the world the same way he presented the culture, his knowledge, resources, compassion with such pride and joy, love and respect. Narcisse led a very extraordinary full life to share all that he has done for his community and the global world. Narcisse comes from a very large extended family and relatives, which include the families of the Beebes, Bruised Heads, Crow Chiefs, Day Chiefs, Eagle Childs, Eagle Bears, English,Foxes, Heavy Heads, Heavy Runners, Heavy Shields, Kicking Woman, Knifes, Little Bears, Many Fingers, Merchants, Mills, Pace, and Yellow Owlsbecause of a very large extended family we apologize if any families were missed as this was not intentional. A Wake Service will be held at the Kainai High School, Blood Reserve on Tuesday, Feb. 17th from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at the Kainai High School, Blood Reserve on Wednesday, Feb.18th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the Blood Family Cemetery, Blood Reserve. Email condolences to: legacycardston@gmail.com

RAYMOND ALBERT PANTHER BONE passed away on the Blood Reserve on Feb. 7th, 2015 at the age of 80 years. A Wake Service will be held at the Moses Lake Gym, Blood Reserve on Monday, Feb. 16th from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at St. Paul¹s Anglican Church, Blood Reserve on Tuesday, Feb.17th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in St. Paul¹s Cemetery, Blood Reserve. Email condolences to: legacycardston@gmail.com

SLEMKO
STEVE SLEMKO, of Coaldale, beloved husband of Frances Slemko, passed away at the Coaldale Long Term Care Centre on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at the age of 97 years. Relatives and friends are invited to a Prayer Service at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 7:30 P.M. with Father Newton Rodriquez officiating. The Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at ST. AMBROSE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1513 – 23 Avenue, Coaldale, AB on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Newton Rodriquez, Celebrant. A Private Family Interment will follow at the Coaldale Cemetery.
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George Wallace
1931 – 2015
Alexander George Kasper Wallace, beloved husband of Frieda Wallace, passed away in Taber on Friday, February 13, 2015 at the age of 83 years. Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. The Funeral Service will be held at the Vauxhall Mennonite Brethren Church, 320 – 9 Street North, Vauxhall on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. Burial to follow at the Hays Cemetery. 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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