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Thursday May 7, 2015


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on May 11, 2015.

DEVINE
KYLE OSBORN DEVINE beloved son of Allen (Kristie) Devine, passed away suddenly on April 28, 2015 at the age of 27 years.
Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.
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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


ENGLISH
CLARISSA MICHELLE & DAKOTA JULIUS ENGLISH, passed away suddenly at home on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at the ages of 24 & 18 years.
A Funeral Service will be held at the BROCKET COMMUNITY HALL – Brocket, Alberta on Friday, May 8, 2015 at 1:00 P.M.
Interment to follow in the Brocket Community 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

HART
DEREK JAMES HART passed away unexpectedly at the Raymond Health Centre on May 1, 2015 at the age of 37.
As a youth he was very adventurous and willing to try almost anything that seemed exciting. He especially enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, water skiing, as well as baseball and basketball.
As an adult his mobility became severely hampered by the progressive effect of a knee injury suffered when he was a young boy. Although active participation in these activities was not possible for him, he enjoyed watching others have fun.
He loved his family dearly and appreciated their support and love as well. He was an amazing father, husband, son and friend.
He is survived by his wife Jennie, and his children: Conrey, Sammie, and Slater; his parents Jim and Heather Hart; brothers Joel and Bernie (Sam) Hart; and grandparents Ken and Merna Hart; his in-laws Scott and Dallene Foss and their children, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. He is predeceased by his grandparents Joseph and Pauline Critchfield.
Friends may meet the family on Thursday, May 7 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the LDS – Taylor Street Chapel in Raymond, or prior to the funeral service on Friday from 10:00 to 10:40 a.m.
The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, May 8, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, TAYLOR STREET CHAPEL, 221 North, 400 West, Raymond.
Interment to follow in the Magrath Cemetery.


HEALY
BARBARA JEAN HEALY (nee Soop), Matsowaakii (Pretty Woman) of the Blood Indian Reserve passed suddenly on Sunday, May 3rd, 2015 at the age of 84 years old. Barbara Jean, our sweet, adorable and loving mother and is survived by her loving husband and our father, Harold W. Healy.
Barbara Jean better known as Jean was born and predeceased by her parents Richard and Beth (nee Welch) Soop on June 10th, 1930. She fondly spoke of her grandfather, Rough Hair who blessed her with her Indian name, Matsowaaakii (Pretty Woman). Her paternal grandfather was Black Plume and maternal grandfather surname was Welch. She maintained close relations with all her relatives from the Bloods, Siksika, Pikuni, Amskapi-pikunii and Morley – the Black Plume, Grounds, Weasel Moccasin, Chief Body, Ackers, Welch, Shot Both Sides, Wadsworth, Under Mouse, Running Rabbit and Holloway’s from Morley and Lewis’s from Hobbema, AB.
At the age of 6 she was sent to the St. Paul’s Anglican boarding school where she resided until the age of 16. Although a lonely place at times she found comfort with her older sister Mary Pace (nee Soop) and numerous best friends the closest being Pauline Dempsey (nee Gladstone) and Irene Tailfeathers (nee Goodstriker). Jean’s very first job at the age of 15 was at the Prince of Wales hotel in Waterton Lakes Park as a greeter for visiting tourists, dressed in full traditional regalia. At the age of 16, mother looked forward to return to parent’s farm which did not come to fruition and was instead sent to work as a maid in Winnipeg, MB for a wealthy doctor and his family. During her two years in Winnipeg, she learned the skill set of fine decorum living, baking and cooking, a talent which she carried through her life and carried onto her new job in Edmonton for an additional two years. Returning home after 4 years away from the Blood Reserve she married her sweet heart Harold Healy on June 14th, 1949 and continued employment as maid/nanny with the Regan family of Cardston.
Starting out as a young family they struggled with hard times as employment was scarce on the Blood Reserve, during this era many Blood Tribe members worked off reserve for farmers and carpenters. Jean also worked for the Blood Tribe Hospital and the Cardston Westwind School Division formally known as the Willow Creek School District retiring from there after numerous years of service.
Through the years she would partake in fun sports of golfing and curling at the coaxing of her sister-in-law Edith Gladstone and niece Caen Bly. But more than anything she was a true pow-wow dancer and she loved to travel to pow-wow’s and compete throughout Indian Country in both in Canada and the United States. As far as going to Freiberg, Germany to visit her adopted family Willi & Maria Haemmerle to see the Germany Indian Council. Together they built a rich life, for better or for worse that lasted throughout their 64 years together. Both Jean & Harold joined the Calgary Stampede Indian Village in 1978 and this became a good part of their lives where their tipi will continue to be represented in her honor. During these years they served as Blackfoot and Treaty 7 Cultural Ambassadors for the Calgary Stampede, Rotary Club, Alberta and Canadian Tourism and they travelled throughout the world when they were asked. Jean, ever so elegant in poise and kindness represented the Blackfoot Nation and the country with pride and dignity.
In 1992 the Government of Canada sent Jean and Harold to England for the 40th anniversary of the Queen of England’s accession to the throne where they were presented to the Queen. Upon arrival in the UK and to their astonishment were housed in the Duke of Kent’s flat. Her earliest childhood recollection of the Royal family was in 1939 during the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth I, first official visit to Canada arriving via Medicine Hat, their Majesties were greeted by 2,000 Indians of the Blackfoot, Blood, Peigan, Stoney, and Sarcee (Tsuu T’ina) tribes. In 2005 Jean and Harold were in the procession line a second time to meet the Queen Elizabeth II at the centennial of the entry of Saskatchewan and Alberta into Confederation.
Ever the hard working wife, mother and grandmother she instilled kindness to all who came into her presence. She was easy to make friends with and made welcome to everyone who came into her home and her tipi. Jean’s traditional finery was numerous and took pride in her traditional clothing. A lesson well learned from her mother Beth Soop who was an excellent beader and keeper of our traditional ways.
Jean gave life to 6 children Warnick, Stewart (Karen McDougall), Esther, Carol (Jim Mason), Robert (Lucille Provost), Cordell (Tammy Prairie Chicken) and adopted daughter Joyce (Ron) Doore. Where in return they begat 19 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren who were her pride and joy. She is survived by her two remaining sisters, Mary Pace, Mabel (Richard) Fox, and one brother, Wilfred Soop, Predeceased siblings: Margaret (Albert) Manyfingers, Gwen (David) Healy, Eddie (Margaret) Soop, Arthur (Josephine) Soop, Beatrice (Frank) Goodstriker, Tommy (Mona) Soop, Clarence (Loretta) Soop, Gordon (Loretta) Soop; sister-in-law Geraldine Soop; and brother-in-law Wallace Pace.
The family is deeply grateful for the outpouring of love, prayers, and support in many heart-felt forms from too many people to name individually. The family gives thanks to the Cardston Regional Hospital staff, The Lee Crest Home of Cardston staff, Dr. Low and and Dr. Bester, family and friends – either through prayer and/or visits, neighbors, and even random acts of kindness through total “strangers”, including special thank you’s to Rose Marie Tailfeathers, Debbie & Celia Pace, Deanna Shade and sister and daughter in-law Karen McDougall for standing strong for the family. To nicely sum it up, in one sentence, how fondly she will be remembered: Our mother was an Angel on earth that gave comfort to all, enjoyed life and laughter that never had a bad thought towards others, but loved all that came into her presence especially the children. Jean came from a very large extended family we apologize if any families were missed as this was not intentional.
The Wake Service will be held at the St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Blood Reserve on Thursday, May 7th, 6:00 to 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will also be held at the St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Blood Reserve on Friday, May 8th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the Old Agency, One Spot Cemetery, Blood Reserve, family feast to follow at the Old Agency Hall.
Email condolences to: legacycardston@gmail.com


KOSKOSKI
Oct. 03, 1929 – May 02, 2015

JOHN KOSKOSKI, beloved husband of Mary Jean, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at the age of 85 years.
A Celebration of John’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta, on Friday, May 8, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. with Deacon Cliff Bogdan officiating.
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


KUNZ
LOREEN KUNZ nee Binning, passed away at the St. Michael’s Palliative Care, on Friday, May 1, 2015 at the age of 83 years.
Cremation entrusted to Cornerstone Funeral Home.
A private family Celebration of Life will be held.
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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

CLARA LARAE LAUGHLIN (nee Haslam)
It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Clara “LaRae” Laughlin on Saturday May 2, 2015 in Cardston AB at the age of 75 years. LaRae was predeceased by her parents Virginia and Evan Haslam, her husband James H. Laughlin and her son Kevin L. Laughlin. She is survived by her children Jim L. Laughlin (Merilyn), Randy Laughlin (Rosemary) and Sharlene Laughlin (Chad Kearns).
She also leaves to mourn her loss the following grand children; Bryan Laughlin (Jessica), Stacey Fox (Tyler) Sonia Laughlin (Jeremy Fisher), Evan Laughlin, Chelsea Grisbrook, and Troy (Stephanie) Grisbrook. The following great grand children; Ashton, William and Celia Laughlin, Jeremy Fox, and Calli Grisbrook, a brother Monte Haslam, 2 sisters Rita Thompson and Duraine (Willie) Krczizanowski as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
LaRae was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and loved her ward. She was always excited about going to her institute class and loved serving in the temple.
The Funeral service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Cardston Alberta West Stake Center (Waterton Hi-way) on Friday, May 8, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. Friends may meet the family from 12:00-12:45 p.m. prior to the service. Interment to follow in the Hillside Cemetery, Medicine Hat on Saturday, May 9th at 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Email your condolences to: legacycardston@gmail.com

LUTZ
MABEL KATHLEEN LUTZ, beloved wife of the late Paul Lutz of Warner, passed away at the Milk River Long Term Care Centre on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at the age of 86 years.
A Memorial Service for Kay will be held at ST. MATTHEW LUTHERAN CHURCH, 131 – 1 Avenue South, Milk River, AB on Friday, May 8, 2015 at 1:00 P.M.
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

BRYCE JOHN DAVID MCNAB
February 4, 1972 – April 17, 2015
It is with tear filled eyes and sad hearts that we entrust our beloved Bryce into the loving care of our Lord. And, until we meet again, from “strength to strength”. Bryce was the eldest child of Dave and Bernadette (Materi) McNab. His brother Marc made his appearance some 22 months later and an inseparable friendship ensued. Bryce attended school in Fort Macleod, graduating from F.P. Walshe in 1990 and continued his education at the University of Alberta where he received his Bachelor of Commerce Degree. After being employed in Calgary for a few years, he returned home to Fort Macleod. He loved Fort Macleod and small town living as opposed to high rises and was happy to trade in his suits and ties for jeans and denim shirts. In 1999, he obtained his realtors licence with McNab Realty Ltd., a real estate company, owned and operated by his parents, since 1975. Bryce loved people and in this profession, he could do the thing he liked to do best – serve. To his delight, Marc got his Associate Brokers License and joined the company in 2006. All this time, Bryce managed the pivots and calved cows with Marc on the family ranch, north of Fort Macleod, always making his contributions to the family businesses, look easy. His love of agriculture (particularly growing Timothy hay), was evidenced in discussions with friends and neighbours. As a diligent student of the aggregate industry, his passion caused him to study, learn and employ his knowledge. In 2010, he found his true love when Janet Sulapas came into his life. Their devotion to one another was a thing of beauty that impacted us all. He adored their two dear children, Matthew Bryce McNab (25-04-11) and Paris Bernadette McNab (05-08-13). He was a ‘hands-on’ dad who was with them every step of the way. Bryce enjoyed and participated in many sports. Golf, hockey, curling, volleyball, rugby, snow skiing, and water skiing were some of them. He could also challenge you to a game of snooker, or a card game of rook. He was a staunch supporter of World Vision and numerous other charities. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus. Bryce’s favorite scriptures were the Beatitudes and 1 Cor. 13. He lived them; it is how we knew him. They characterized his daily life and for us, his family, this was what defined who he was, not the illness that claimed him. Bryce is survived by his loving family: Janet Sulapas (spouse), Matthew Bryce McNab (son), Paris Bernadette McNab (daughter); Dave & Bernadette McNab (parents), Marc McNab (brother), Marc’s wife, Maribel and their children Diego, Madison & Mikaela. The extended McNab, Sulapas & Materi families. Condolences will be gratefully accepted at: mcnab77@telus.net Memorial Mass will be held at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 2517 – 3rd Ave. Fort Macleod, Saturday, May 9, 2 pm with reception to follow at the Fort Macleod & District (Elks) Hall, 301 – 25 St. Fort Macleod.
Memorial Donations: S.T.A.R.S. Box 570, 1441 Aviation Park NE Calgary, Ab. T2H 2L2 The Playground Committee (The Centennial Park) Box 232 Fort Macleod, Ab. T0L 0Z0 Bryce brought a special beauty to this world. A beauty made of love and compassion, caring and devotion. A beauty that touched our lives. A presence that brightened our days. “Love will last forever”. 1 Cor. 13:8

 Jolane Molnar
1921 – 2015
Mrs. Jolane Molnar of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. George Molnar, passed away on May 3, 2015 at the age of 93 years.
A Visitation will be held at 12:00 pm on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB.
A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com
to send a private condolence.

Marguerite Lucille Peta
December 7, 1922 – May 1, 2015
We regret to announce the passing of Marguerite Peta at the age of 92 years on May 1, 2015. She died peacefully surrounded by family at the Carewest Sarcee Hospice in Calgary.
Marguerite was a caring and loving person who will be dearly missed by her children; Jim Peta (Lynn Davies), Frances (Reg) MacDonald; grandchildren Leann MacDonald (Chris Fobert), Jill (Derek) Temush, and Scott MacDonald; and by daughter-in-law Tina Rittinger. Her husband Frank Peta, brother Allen Ross, and son Roger Peta predeceased her.
Marguerite was born in Drumheller to George and Jenny Ross and grew up near Morrin AB on the family farm. In 1943, she received a teaching certificate from the Calgary Normal School. She taught at a one-room schoolhouse near Rimby for two years before continuing her career in Wrentham and then Taber. In 1950, Marguerite returned to Wrentham to marry Frank Peta and taught for another two years before leaving to work on the family farm, raise three children and teach part time. Marguerite was a devout Christian and an enduring member of the Wrentham Community Church. Marguerite devoted time to many community activities including serving as a Sunday school teacher and Cub Scout leader. She was a dedicated volunteer and was often seen canvassing for various charities in the Wrentham area. This gave her the opportunity to meet with almost everyone in the area on a regular basis, which she enjoyed very much. She served on the Canadian Cancer Society Lethbridge Unit Board of Directors, as well as the Schizophrenia Society of Alberta Provincial Board of Directors. When the Prairie Winds Clubhouse in Claresholm needed a new building, she was instrumental in raising the needed funds for a down payment on the building they now occupy. In 2004, she moved from the farm to the Legion Terrace in Lethbridge where she lived independently until recently. Later in life, as her eyesight failed and her mobility decreased, she continued to give by crocheting blankets and donating them to Blankets for Canada.
A Funeral Service for Marguerite will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, May 8, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4th Street South, Lethbridge, AB with Pastor Brian Magee officiating. A private interment will take place at the Wrentham Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Marguerite can be made to the Prairie Winds Clubhouse, PO Box 1354, Claresholm AB, T0L 0T0 or to the Schizophrenia Society of Alberta (Lethbridge & Area Branch 234C 12th Street B North Lethbridge, Alberta T1H 2K7, donate on line at schizophrenia.ab.ca)
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.


STEWART
DONNA GAYE STEWART, beloved friend of Dorothy Jace of Raymond, passed away at the Raymond Health Centre on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at the age of 60 years.
The loss of Donna will be felt deeply by those she knew. Her vibrant energy was spent in her generous, kind, joyful encounters with people and nature. Her talents included teaching, photography and painting. Donna was adventurous and followed her heart, intuition and dreams.
She was born and raised in West Virginia, became a proud graduate of Marshall University in 1991 and immigrated to Canada becoming a Canadian citizen. She lived in Fort McMurray until she joined Dorothy in Raymond in 2004.
We will always remember her as a free spirit, soaring into the heavens, a just reward.
A Celebration of Donna’s life will be held at a later date by invitation.
In memory of Donna, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317-10th Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 2M7
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.c


WEILER
JULIET WEILER, beloved wife of the late Fred Weiler, of Lethbridge, passed away at St. Therese Villa on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at the age of 99 years.
Funeral arrangements to be announced once 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

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