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Thursday June 11, 2015


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on June 11, 2015.

Donna Elaine Allred1953 – 2015
Donna Allred of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Health Centre on June 4, 2015 at the age of 62 years.
A Come and Go reception will be held at 6:00pm – 8:00 pm on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, Alberta.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.


Theodore “Ted” Bingham
1933 – 2015
Mr. Theodore “Ted” Bingham of Lethbridge, passed away on Friday, June 5, 2015.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00pm, Thursday, June 11, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, AB.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.


I’taksikkitstaki Joyce Annie (Many Fingers) Goodstriker, born at the Blood Indian Hospital on February 24, 1948, passed away peacefully in Blackfoot Territory. On June 7, 2015 I’taksikkitstaki traveled home to the Spirit World to be with her loving parents Piinakoyim Rufus Goodstriker and Namaaki Christine Many Fingers and her two beautiful younger sisters Christine Black Water and Lorraine Goodstriker. I’taksikkitstaki was a granddaughter to the late Ootahkooksikinakim Frank Goodstriker and Ootahkoiksowawakaasi Marion Weasel Fat (Paternal Lineage) and Omahkstookiohkitopii Morris Many Fingers and Annie Pace (Maternal Lineage). I’taksikkitstaki followed the traditional Kainai/Blackfoot way of life, she was initiated into the Mao’to’kiiksi (Buffalo Women’s Society). Her late father Rufus and Celina (Brewer) were members of the Iitskinayiiksi (Horn Society). Her brother Wilton and sister-in-law Evelyn were also members, as well as her late sisters Lorraine and Christine. Her daughter Piiyikkitstakiaakii Christine “Chrissy” and her nephew Eugene Weasel Head “Blue” were members of the Aihtsiisihtsi (Thunder Pipe Bundle) with Joyce’s parents Rufus and Celina. Chrissy is also a Kanattsoomitaiksi member with her partner, Joyce’s eldest grandson, Matsi’namahka Tyson Goodstriker.Left to mourn is her daughter Piiyikkitstakiaakii Chrissy and four grandchildren; Matsi’namahka Tyson, Piinakoyim Jagger & Ikkaiyoota’si Jarrett and Amskapinatoyiikakatoosaki Karli, her brothers Ootahkooksikinakim Wilton (Evelyn), Rufus Jr. (Louise), Leon and her sisters Francis (Godfrey), Kathy, Rochelle (Corey), aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and friends. Her nieces and nephews she claimed as her own children: Nadine, Jason, Chris, Joshua, Ross Jr., Jody, Renate’, Jessica, Shawna, and Carrie Dawn, will forever cherish their memories of “Auntie Girlie”. Joyce had numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren whom she considered as her own grandchildren. Joyce was predeceased by her parents, brother Charles, her nieces Cassandra and Angel and her nephew Shawn, her paternal and maternal grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins.Joyce’s love in life was beading, making moccasins, education and sports. As a Champion Barrel Racer she cherished her barrel racing granddaughters and never failed to challenge them by saying, “until you can pick up a barrel when its falling, while your rounding to the next barrel, I’ll still be better then you!” She bragged about her best friend/barrel horse-Hulaking; however, she continuously stated, “every time I was at a rodeo with Hulaking all those cowboys would bulldog & rope off of him, they would always win but they never gave me any money! I would have cleaned up in prize money if I charged them for my horse, especially after he came back all tired and sweaty! Wilton eventually confessed he trained Hulaking to win barrels but he also trained it to bulldog and rope! After her rodeo career, Joyce mastered the game of golf and competed in all-Indian tournaments in Alberta and the US where she collected numerous prizes. She loved with great passion, coaching & supporting athletes in all sports in the schools where she worked. She spent great efforts to get Kainai involved and competing at Indigenous Games throughout Canada and United States. She loved being in a cold rink, either curling or watching all her grandchildren master the art of Hockey, AND YES, Joyce was completely and ultimately a Calgary Flames Fan!Joyce attended various schools on the Blood Reserve including St. Mary Residential School up to grade 9, she then moved to Calgary to attend St. Mary’s Girls High School. Joyce completed her B.Ed. from the University of Lethbridge in 1978, her Professional Diploma in Education from the University of Lethbridge in 1981, and her Masters Degree in Secondary School Administration from the University of Montana in 1982.Joyce was a Teacher, Assistant Principal, Superintendent and Board Member for Kainai Board of Education from 1975-2010. Joyce was elected to serve Blood Tribe Chief and Council from 1984-1986, during that time she sat on the Blood Tribe Education Committee, she promoted local control of Education which occurred in 1988. Other Education experiences included; Educational Consultant for TsuuT’ina and Enow’kin Centre in BC, Bilingual Director for the Blackfeet in Browning MT, and Proposal Writer for various organizations.As superintendent for KBE, her main focus was to improve program development and most importantly the Blackfoot Language and Culture curriculum. Joyce introduced Blackfoot Immersion teaching from kindergarten to grade four. She stressed teaching of the Blackfoot Language and history from Grades 5-12. Another enhancement was to improve all school facilities including; Aahsaopi, Saipoyi, Tatsikiisaapo’p, KBE Board Office and the retrofit of the Kainai High School. At the time of her passing she was involved in developing Volume 5 of the Kitomahkitapiiminnooniksi, Stories From Our Elders, Volumes 1-4. She was co-chair of Aitsi’poyiiksi Committee, with a mission to preserve the Blackfoot Language and Culture.The family would like to extend their sincerest appreciation to all the health professionals who took care of Joyce during her illness. The family would also like to thank everyone for prayers, condolences, donations and tributes as we send I’taksikkitstaki to the Spirit World.A Wake Service will be held at the Kainai High School, Blood Reserve on Thursday, June 11th from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at the Kainai High School, Blood Reserve on Friday, June 12th at 1:00 p.m.
Email condolences to: legacycardston@gmail.com

 HAMMELL
DORENE HAMMELL, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at the age of 89 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

Brian Kaltenbruner
1964 – 2015
We are greatly saddened with the passing of Brian James Kaltenbruner, loving husband, son, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to countless people. His life was taken too soon by a tragic accident Saturday, June 6, 2015. He was born January 17, 1964.
A Funeral Service will be held at 2:30pm on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at MCKILLOP UNITED CHURCH, 2329 15th Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.

Jack King
1918 – 2015

Born in England in 1918, Jack moved to Canada with his mother, May, and father, John at the age of one. They settled in Lethbridge, which was to be Jack’s home for the next 96 years. He was a founding and life member of the Electrical Contractors Assn. of Alberta, life member of the Kiwanis Club, life member of the Alberta Senior Golf Assn., leader in both the Cub and Scout movements and multiple other achievements too numerous to document.
In 1942 he married Ellen and their wonderful marriage endured for 72 years. They lived, loved and worked together, raising a family of three sons which expanded to include daughters-in law, grandsons, granddaughters, great grandsons and great granddaughters.
Although his professional and community accomplishments were considerable, his greatest pleasure was spending time with the family. Annual family gatherings with lots of food, music and companionship were his favorite events and his smile and laughter helped everyone enjoy themselves to the fullest.
Besides his loving wife Ellen, Jack is survived by sons Brian (Ruth), Ken (Jenny) and Bill (Charmaine), six grandchildren, Michael, Jeff (Amanda), Alex, Chelsea, Lindsay (Justin) Caughey and Jill (Dylan) Carter. He also leaves behind two great granddaughters, Lorolai and Etta and two great grandsons, Liam and Joel.
Jack was predeceased by his parents, John and May King and his sister, Joan Williams.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 pm, Friday, June 12, 2015, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4St. South Lethbridge.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317-10 St. S., Lethbridge, AB T1J 2M7 or the Canadian Red Cross, 335 Columbia Blvd. W. Lethbridge, AB T1K 5Y8.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.


NEUFELDT
ELEANOR FRANCES NEUFELDT, beloved wife of the late Isaac Neufeldt, passed away at the Sunny South Lodge on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at the age of 92 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to a Visitation at the COALDALE MENNONITE CHURCH, 2316-17th Street, Coaldale on Thursday, June 11, 2015 from 7:00 – 9:00 P.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at the COALDALE MENNONITE CHURCH, on Friday, June 12, 2015 at 1:30 P.M.
Interment to follow at Coaldale Mennonite 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

Kelly Atkinson Plumb
1997 – 2015
Kelly Jordan Atkinson Plumb of Lethbridge passed away in Calgary on Monday, June 8, 2015 at the age of 17 years. Kelly is the beloved daughter of Chris and Laurie Plumb and cherished sister to Kyla and Leah Atkinson Plumb.Family and Friends may pay their respects between 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm, on Friday, June 12, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge.
A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 pm, on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH, 1011 – 4 Ave South, Lethbridge. Interment to follow in the Archmount Cemetery.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.

ROBINSON
IDA LUCILLE ROBINSON beloved wife of the late Harold Robinson, passed away in Lethbridge on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at the age of 94 years.
Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

SALOFF
STEPHEN SALOFF passed away in Raymond on Sunday, June 7, 2015 at the age of 76 years.
He is the father to Laurel Williams of Raymond, Cindy (Pat) Gaudin of Powell River, BC. He is grandfather to Austin Williams, Shaniece Williams, and Simon Gaudin. He is also survived by siblings: Annie Saloff, Stan Saloff, and Frank (Louise) Saloff.
Stephen is predeceased by his wife Sandra Saloff, son Michael Saloff, Mom and Dad, brothers Sandy and Barney, sisters-in-law Wanda and Adele, and brother-in-law Joe Vivian.
Fishing and hunting were his two favourite hobbies.
The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, June 12, 2015 at 12:00 noon at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, TAYLOR STREET CHAPEL, 221 North, 400 West, Raymond, with Bishop Tolman officiating. Friends may meet the family prior to the service from 11:00 to 11:45 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alberta Lung Association, P.O. Box 4500, Station South,
Edmonton, AB T6E 6K2.

Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home Ltd.
703-13 Street North
Lethbridge, AB T1H 2T2
Phone: (403) 382-3601
Fax: (403) 320-1492
Email: condolences@generationsfh.ca
Sign guest book: http://www.generationsfh.ca

TOTH
OLGA IRENE TOTH
, beloved wife of the late Leslie Toth of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, May 31, 2015 at the age of 91 years.
A Celebration of Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta on Friday, June 12, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Hugh Jack officiating.
Inurnment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery in the Family Plot.
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


Julia Trent (Tokariuk)
1932 – 2015
Julia Trent (Tokariuk) of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late George Trent (Tokariuk), passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at the age of 82 years.
Julia Gresl was born in Coalhurst, Alberta on November 8, 1932 to Anthony Gresl who immigrated from Orshava, Hungary and Mary Gresl (Kmit) who came to Canada from Olsavlea, Czechoslovakia. Julia was a light honey blond pretty little girl. As a teen she had a pet chicken in the household yard. She attended high school at the Lethbridge Collegiate Institute. In June of 1951 she married George Tokariuk of Sunnyside Area. They soon welcomed the arrival of a son Douglas and four years later Laura was born. During that time Julia trained at the Lethbridge Business School in Secretarial and book keeping. In 1967, the family name was legally changed to Trent. During her career she worked at Revelstoke Lumber as a legal stenographer for Huckvale, Wilde and Krushel in Lethbridge. She retired from work at the age of 55.
Julia lost her father and two uncles to the Coalhurst mining explosion of 1935. Shortly after Mary and Julia moved to Lethbridge. In 1970 Julia’s husband George died suddenly at the age of 47. Julia was an avid knitter and made many sweaters for her grandchildren. She enjoyed renovating and decorating her house. She helped many friend in preparing their income tax returns.Julia is survived by her daughter Laura Trent; son Douglas Trent; grandchildren Victoria Trent of North Vancouver, Dr. Lesley Schimanski (Craig Srsen) and their daughter Mila all of Scottsdale, AZ, and Derek Schimanski (Lindsey Horvath) of Lethbridge, AB.
Besides her beloved husband George Trent (Tokariuk) was predeceased by her parents Anthony and Mary Gresl.
A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30am on Friday, June 12, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge. Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.

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Frank Miller
1925 – 2015
Frank Joseph Miller, beloved husband of Betty Miller, passed away in Lethbridge on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at the age of 90 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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