September 29th, 2016

FRIDAY JUNE 12, 2015


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on June 12, 2015.

ABREY
It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of JOHN VICTOR ABREY of Coaldale, beloved husband of Janice, who passed away at St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit on June 7, 2015, with his family by his side.
John was born December 13, 1937 to Victor and Olive Abrey in LeRoy Saskatchewan. Over the years, John and his family resided in LeRoy, Calgary and Worsley, with John’s final stop in Coaldale. Dad had a true passion for animals and loved the outdoors; he was blessed to have been a farmer-rancher in northern Alberta.
John leaves behind his wife of 51 years, Janice, his son Jacen (Kim), daughter Julie (Frank) Rach, grandchildren; Dawna (Jay), Mark (Leslie), Jacen, Kandace (Chad), Darcee (Kevin), Raegan, Kaci, Dustin and Tanna as well as numerous great-grandchildren, his eldest sister Myrtle Schroeder, brother-in-law Henry (Jackie) Nickel, sister-in-law Arlene (Rick) Stycke, plus several nieces and nephews.
John was predeceased by his parents Victor and Olive, eldest son John, sister Enid (Alex) Merkosky, brother-in-law Albert Schroeder, niece Donna Schroeder, mother and father-in-law George and Martha Nickel.
A Celebration of John’s Life will be held at the GEM OF THE WEST MUSEUM, 1306-20th Street, Coaldale, Alberta on Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 1:00 P.M
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of John to the Gem of the West Museum Society, 1306 – 20 Street, Coaldale, AB, T1M 1J7


Alan Spearman
May 24, 1925 to June 4, 2015 A Life Well Lived
Alan Spearman was born in Haltwhistle, England on May 24, 1925, to Ann Berkley Spearman and Robert Edward Spearman. Alan met the love of his life Doreen in 1945 and they were married on June 21st, 1947. Mum and Dad enjoyed a wonderful 70 year relationship. Alan was a patient and loving father to Peter, Chris and Tim, always being a teacher and a role model. Family and friends were important to Alan. He always exhibited a positive collegial manner, warmly welcomed new friends and enjoyed the company of others. Alan liked to stay busy. His personal projects included building a house in Quebec and the many pieces of furniture in our family home. Alan enjoyed traveling, having circumnavigated the globe 3 times and crossed the Atlantic 29 times in his early career with the British merchant navy. 1n 1957, he began a new adventure by emigrating with his young family to Canada after accepting a position with Montreal Engineering Ltd. A graduate in mechanical engineering from Rutherford College and Stockport Technical College, England. Alan was involved in a wide variety of engineering projects for more than 35 years. These included marine, municipal and industrial projects such as pulp and paper mills, water treatment plants and electrical generating stations. In later years, Alan oversaw major projects, not only in Canada and the United States but also in diverse locations such as Lagos, Nigeria and Jakarta, Indonesia when his responsibilities expanded to include Africa, Australia, Asia and the Middle East as Vice-President, Thermal Division for Monenco Engineering. In retirement, Alan and Doreen lived in Saanich B.C., frequently going together on trips abroad or regularly visiting children, grand children and great-grandchildren. Alan is survived by Doreen, sons Peter and Chris, and grandchildren Jennifer (Gavin), Erika (Darcy), Matthew (Zoe), Heather (Jeremy), Kristen (Rod) and Andrew as well as 6 great-grandchildren. Funeral Services will take place as part of the regular Sunday Service at St. David-by-the-Sea Anglican church, on Sunday, June 14th at 10 a.m., with Reverend Canon Christopher Parsons officiating.


 Bruce Archibald
1944 – 2015
Mr. Bruce Archibald of Coaldale, beloved husband of Mrs. Corinne Archibald, passed away on Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at the age of 71 years.
Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.
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 DUFRESNE
BARRY NEAL DUFRESNE
, passed away at home on Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 at the age of 61 years.
No funeral service will be held at the request of the family.
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Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1 Telephone ~ (403) 381-7777
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 ETTA IRENE MCPHERSON VINSON
May 3, 1929 – June 8, 2015
ETTA IRENE VINSON passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge on Monday June 8, 2015 at the age of 86.
Etta was born May 3, 1929 in Weyburn Saskatchewan, the only child of Ernest and Caroline (Wenz) McPherson. The McPherson family lived in Saskatoon before moving to Calgary in the early 1940’s. Ernest passed away unexpectedly in 1942, leaving his widow Carrie and young daughter Etta with the daunting task of completing the construction of the family’s home. This experience forged a strong and loving bond between Etta and her mother.
Etta attended school with cousins on her mother’s side in North West Calgary, and formed several lifelong friendships with school mates during this period. After completing her schooling, Etta worked for a few years as a comptometer operator with Alberta Pacific Grain. In 1953 she joined Socony-Vacuum Oil Company (Mobil), working on the company’s early computers.
Etta met her future husband Frank Vinson at work after he was recruited from Toronto to fill a vacant position in the mid 1950’s, and they were married on September 23, 1961. Shortly after their marriage, Frank surprised Etta with the pleasant news that he had made arrangements with Carrie for her to come and live with them, and Frank and Carrie shared many happy hours watching hockey while Etta pursued her own interests. The family enjoyed road trips, and in 1965, Frank and Etta and their mothers Bernice and Carrie made a particularly memorable trip to Nova Scotia where they participated in a MacPherson family reunion.
The family moved to B.C., where Frank and Etta owned and operated the Avonlea Motel near Saanich for several years in the 1970’s. They frequently returned to Alberta to visit friends and relatives, and eventually retired in Lethbridge where Etta was predeceased by Frank in 1994, and her mother in 1996.
Etta continued to travel, enjoying a cruise and occasional trips to Calgary to visit long term friends from her “knitting club”. In 2014 she travelled to Grande Prairie for a family reunion with her cousin Bob West’s family where she shared many wonderful memories from her childhood.
Etta will be remembered by dear old friends, her caring neighbours, and family members as an intelligent and creative woman. She was an exceptional knitter who designed her own sweater patterns and an accomplished seamstress who made everything from Barbie clothes to wedding dresses. She loved to oil paint and was a skilled artist. She was well informed, and enjoyed reading and watching the news.
In accordance with her wishes, Etta will be cremated and her remains scattered on her father’s plot in Queen’s Park Cemetery in Calgary.
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 HAMMELL
Our beautiful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend, DORENE (WITWICKI) HAMMELL NEE SACCARDO passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 surrounded by family at the age of 89 Years.
Mom was born on December 7, 1925 in Coalhurst, Alberta and moved to Lethbridge at a young age. Mom met our Dad (John Witwicki) and they married and had two children together, Donna (Al) Rowntree and Sherry (Richard) Smeltzer. A tragic accident took John away on September 22, 1967. In 1972, Mom married Harold Hammell, moved to Calgary and gained 4 more children, Claudia (Doug) Norris, Harlene (John) Day, Debbie (Ed) Sweep, and Clint (Tracey Fyfe) Hammell.
Together Mom and Harold golfed, curled, and took care of their garden and house. They also took numerous trips to their favorite vacation spot, Las Vegas, where Mom bought many pairs of glitzy shoes – her trademark. Mom spent her spare time making beautiful cross stitch pictures and knitting slippers and sweaters for anyone who wanted them. Mom’s health took a dramatic turn in 2003 and their lives changed, leaving them virtually homebound. When Harold passed away in 2008, Mom had to leave their home and move to MackenzieTowne where she was able to get help with meals and housekeeping.
In 2011 Mom moved back to Lethbridge and reunited with many old acquaintances. Mom spent the last few years at Cedar Creek Assisted Living where she developed new friendships and received the care she needed.
Mom is survived by her six children, nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband Harold in 2008, her first husband John in 1967, siblings Norma (Peter) Matisz, Geno (Vi) Saccardo, and two grandchildren at birth.
Everyone loved Mom. She always had a smile on her face and spoke to everyone. Even towards the end she made sure her hair was perfect, her makeup was on, and she had her jewelry to match her outfit. She will be missed by all who knew her.
Goodbye beautiful lady. We will miss you.
A Celebration of Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Monday, June 15, 2015 at 11:00 A.M.
Interment to follow at Mountain View cemetery.
If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to The Kidney Foundation – 400, 740 – 4 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 0N9, Canadian Diabetes Association – 204, 2323 – 32 Avenue NE, Calgary, Alberta, T2E 6Z3 or a charity of choice.

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Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1 Telephone ~ (403) 381-7777
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 Jack King
1918 – 2015
Mr. Jack King of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Ellen King passed, away on Monday, June 8, 2015 at the age of 97 years.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm, Friday, June 12, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. South, Lethbridge.
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Hulda Mueller
1913 – 2015
Mrs. Hulda Mueller of Lethbridge, passed away on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at the age of 102 years.
A Graveside Service will be held at 1:00pm, Saturday, June 13, 2015 at MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY.
A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm, Saturday, June 13, 2015 at CHRIST TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH, 416-12 St. South, Lethbridge, AB.
In lieu of flowers, those who desire may make a donation in memory of Hulda to the MS Society, Lethbridge Chapter. 734-13 St. No.,
Lethbridge, AB. T1H 2T1
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NEUFELDT
ELEANOR FRANCES (WEAVER) NEUFELDT
, beloved wife of the late Isaac (Ike) Neufeldt, passed away at the Sunny South Lodge in Coaldale on Tuesday June 9, 2015 at the age of 92 years.
Eleanor was born in Goshen, Indiana on February 26, 1923 to John E. and Elenora (Kauffman) Weaver. She spent most of her growing up years in the Goshen area. After graduating from Bluffton (Ohio) College in 1945 she worked for Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) at their Akron, Pennsylvania office and in Puerto Rico. She then moved back to Bluffton for several years before relocating to Newton, Kansas where she was working when she met Ike in early 1958.
On November 8 of that year they were married in Newton. They settled in Coaldale, Alberta and spent the rest of their lives there. Eleanor was very active in the Coaldale Mennonite Church. She worked for over 20 years as the church secretary and bookkeeper and was a longtime member of the Sunbeam Sewing Circle. She and Ike helped to found the MCC Thrift Store. Eleanor enjoyed travelling, playing games and music.
Eleanor is survived by her children Kevin Neufeldt (Noreen), Bryan Neufeldt (Geum Suk), David Neufeldt (Marie), and Sherilyn Neufeldt-Fast (Arnold); by her grandchildren Paul (Joani), Chris (Katie), Michael (Mae), Joel, Nathan, Thomas, Daniel, and Emily; by her great-grandson Cayden, and by her brother Richard Weaver (Margaret).
Besides her husband and parents, Eleanor is also predeceased by her granddaughter, Rebecca.
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.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Mennonite Central Committee, #210, 2946 – 32 St. NE, Calgary, AB T1Y 6J7. Online donations may be made to: https://donate.mcccanada.ca
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Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1 Telephone ~ (403) 381-7777
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 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.
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 QUINTON
GARTH ANDREW QUINTON
, passed away in Cardston on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at the age of 96 years, beloved husband of Opha Quinton.
Friends may meet the family on Sunday, June 14 at LEGACY FUNERAL HOME from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. or on Monday June 15 from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service.
The Funeral service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, CARDSTON STAKE CENTER (East Hill) on Monday, June 15, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.
Interment to follow in the Cardston Cemetery.
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ROBINSON
IDA LUCILLE MARION ROBINSON beloved wife of the late Harold Robinson, passed away in Lethbridge on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at the age of 94 years.
The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, June 15, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13 Street North, Lethbridge.
A Private Graveside Service will be held prior to the funeral service.


ROSE, Lenard
February 26, 1930 – June 7, 2015
Lenard passed away in Calgary at the Foothills Hospital on Sunday, June 7, 2015 at the age of 85 years. Lenard is lovingly remembered by his two sisters, Helen Malchow and Christina Malchow; sister-in-law, Marjorie Rose; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and his faithful, walking and car riding canine companion, Oscar. Lenard was predeceased by his parents, William and Helen; brother, George; and two brothers-in-law, Tedford and Bill Malchow.
Lenard enjoyed driving his car, sports, walking and fishing among other things. He spent his working years in Southern Alberta.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Lenard’s memory to the Porcupine Hills Lodge, PO Box 790, Claresholm, AB, T0L 0T0, where he made his home for 17 years, or to a charity of your choice.
Grateful thanks to all Lodge staff and residents for concern and care throughout the years. Thanks to the many caring personnel on Unit #36 at the Foothills Hospital. In keeping with Lenard’s wishes, there will be no service. Cremation has taken place. An Independent Man – Always A Friend. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at http://www.myalternatives.ca.
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Carol Judith Sawa
1946 – 2015
Mrs. Carol Judith Sawa of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. Dick Sawa, passed away on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at the age of 69 years.
Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.
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 Dennis Francis Todd
1948 – 2015
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dennis Todd, 66, of Coleman, Alberta, on Friday, June 5, 2015.
He is survived by his best friend and wife Jennifer, daughter Nicole and brothers Veryl (Ingrid), Ken (Linda), and Russell (Edna) and mother in law Gerda Jenkin (96 yrs) and the extended Jenkin family. He is predeceased by his mother Gae and father George, younger brother Timothy, and sons Kristopher Ryan and Travis Fraser.
Dennis was born October 10, 1948, and was the fourth of five sons of George F ‘Scotty’ and Gae Todd. Dennis attended school in Nobleford up to grade 5, then Picture Butte when the family farm was sold in 1958. The family then moved to Lethbridge in 1960. Dennis attended St. Francis High, graduating in 1966. He completed an additional year of studies at Lethbridge Community College to become an electronics and radio technician. He apprenticed (1971 – 1975) at SAIT in Calgary to become a journeyman Radio Technician. Dennis worked for the City of Lethbridge as a Radio and Communications Technician. He retired after nearly 35 years of service.
Dennis married Jennifer Lynn Jenkin (from Trail, BC) in August 1978. They had three children Kristopher Ryan, Nicole Jensine and Travis Fraser. Dennis enjoyed going to the family hunting camp with his sons, brothers and hunting friends in the foothills west of Claresholm. In retirement Dennis continued a tradition of spending his summers in Mirror Lake, near Kaslo, BC at their waterside trailer, where Dennis continued to fish, visit with family and friends and cruise the lake. He also enjoyed walking their dogs and relaxing.
Dennis demonstrated an enormous commitment to helping others. He served several years with the 18th Field Artillery Regiment as an NCO. He also gave of his time to the Lethbridge Sea Cadets, reaching the highest rank of Commanding Officer. Dennis has spent over 25 years volunteering for the Alberta Disabled Skiers Association at Castle Mountain.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am, Saturday, June 13, 2015, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. South, Lethbridge, with Deacon Frank Peta officiating.
We would like to honor Dennis’ commitment to helping others and ask that in lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the Alberta Section of the Canadian Disabled Skiers Association. Donations can be forwarded to 111759 Groat Road, Edmonton, AB, T5M 3K6, (780) 427-8104 OR securely online at: http://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/canadian-association-for-disabled- skiing-alberta/
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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
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Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1 Telephone ~ (403) 381-7777
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 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.
A Memorial 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.

 FRANK WEASEL HEAD/Miiksskim was born at the Blood Indian Hospital, Blood Reserve, Alberta on October 29, 1938, to Pat/Mokakin and Paula/Poona Weasel Head. In his early years Frank’s family resided with his paternal grandparents – Mr. and Mrs. Jack Weasel Head at their homestead in the Belly Buttes area. In 1948 he moved with his parents to the Bullhorn area.
Frank owned several Blackfoot names as part of our customs and traditions. His childhood name was Naatohkoo; he then changed his name to Naamowa’sitaa upon the transfer into the “Back Side to the Fire Medicine Pipe Bundle”. He obtained his grandfathers’ name Taatsikiipoyii/Iron, and his great-grandfather’s name Kiisoom. Most recently he acquired the name Miiksskim/Iron.
At the age of 7 years old, Miiksskim was sent to the St. Mary’s Indian Residential School until grade 9. He then ,went to school in North Battleford and Campion College in Regina, Saskatchewan, where he completed grade 12. He returned home and completed business studies at Henderson College in Lethbridge, Alberta. His brother, Pete, fondly remembers when Miiksskim hitchhiked home from Saskatchewan with 10 cents in his pocket! His wife Sylvia confirmed this story and added that the good citizen that brought Miiksskim home was very kind.
He married Sylvia nee Fox on October 10, 1975. Frank and Sylvia moved to their homestead on July 1st, 1980. Frank then joined Sylvia’s ranching business and bought cattle and began ranching. In 1985 Frank and Sylvia bought their first quarter horse and the racing bug hit him for 10 years. His favorite race horse was Oak Trees Ruff Enough, who won several AQHRA races. Miiksskim partnered in this venture with his brothers and several nephews. Miiksskim participated in timed-rodeo events, following in the footsteps of his father, Mokakin, a saddlebronc rider.
His employment began as the office manager with the Blood Tribe Administration, when it was located at the Cardston Post Office. He worked with the Alberta Communication Society in Edmonton, Alberta. He returned home and worked with Kainai Industries. Miiksskim assisted Tribal ranchers and farmers while he worked for Alberta Indian Development Corporation on the Blood Reserve starting in1982. For health reasons Miiksskim had to retire in 1992.
In 1961, Miiksskim continued the ancient tradition of taking the Back Side to the Fire Medicine Pipe Bundle. In 1976 his brother Moses took the same Pipe bundle. In 1981, while in possession Moses passed away. Miiksskim gladly filled in to care for the Pipe Bundle, until it was transferred in 1986.
He first belonged to the Horn Society in 1972, with his friends The Magpie Society/Mamia’tsikimiikski. In 1985 Miiksskim rejoined as a partner, where he helped his nephew and his nephew’s wife, Bruno and Corrine Many Bears. At the most recent Horn transfer Miiksskim advised and supported many new members, especially his family members who joined.
In 1995 Miiksskim became a founding member of the Mokakin Foundation. Miiksskim was a serving board member at the time of his passing. In 1997 Miiksskim repatriated Naamaahkoinimaan bundle, from the Peabody Museum, Boston, MA. He asked members of the tribe if anyone wanted to take care of it. When no one could be found, Miiksskim and Sylvia became holders in May, 1998. In 2001 Miiksskim transferred Naamaahkoinimaan to the late Narcisse Blood and Alvine Mountain Horse. Miiksskim continued to work with the late Narcisse Blood in the Shirts Project travelling to England and Scotland.
Miiksskim was instrumental in assisting the Tribe in the successful repatriation of a number of religious artifacts from the Peabody Museum, Boston, Ma, The Smithsonian Institute in New York, NY, and various museums in Washington DC & Denver Co. He devoted his life to the Tribe in the relentless pursuit
of preserving the Tribe’s culture, traditions & customs.
His testimony as a key witness during the Aker’s land Claim Indian Claim’s Commission Hearing helped in the successful settlement of the claim. His knowledge of oral history also contributed towards the on going negotiations of several other claims. He was scheduled to testify in the upcoming elder’s hearing on the Tribe’s Big Claim.
Up to the time of his passing he was working with the Blood Tribe’s Traditional Land Use Department & was with the Red Crow Community College’s Elder’s Advisory Group. Ni’tsitapi stories can be heard at the Glenbow Museum, where Miiksskim sat on the Elder’s Advisory Committee for the permanent installation of the Ni’tsitapi display.
Miiksskim is survived by his beloved wife Sylvia. His children: Keith/Keon (Linda), Roland (Phyllis), Paula (Shaun Olsen), Ronnie Leduc, Wade Leduc, adopted children: Connie Wells, John (Debbie) McDougall, Noreen (Lloyd) Price, Karen (Stuart) McDougall, Pat (Sandra) McDougall, Brenda McDougall, and Eugene (Kitty Belle) Fox. His youngest brother, Peter (Wanda) Weasel Head and his youngest sisters: Teresa (Tony) Fox, and Celestine Twigg. His bother’s in-law: Richard (Mabel) Fox, Ed (Charlene) Fox, and Grant (Vicky) Fox.
His grandchildren include: Matt, Robert, Josh, Kathy, Jeremiah, Kayleen, Lisa (Curtis), Cassondra, Samantha, Cynthia, Jessica, Desirae, Brittany, Kolbe, Tatanka, LilyAna, Amber (Jamie), Sekoya, Kimowan, Kehiwa, Christopher (Shannon), Ethan, Draven, Desmond, Daylin, Gabriel, Franklyn, Jaden, Nicole, Haven, Astrahjihah, Nikkina (Suzanna), Melanie, Shawn, Tiffany, Lacey, Derrick, Darcie, Kennedy, Kodi, Morning Sky, Kenden, Charlie Russell (Bryn Singer), Alex Reed Russell, Mike Tail Feathers, Makayla Scout, Lance McDougall, Vanessa Eagle Bear, Buddy Eagle Bear, Aeron Wells. Darcy Weasel Head, Sharlee Scout, Montana and Ty Fox. He is also survived by numerous nephews, nieces, relatives, and friends, who sought his Spiritual advice and support.
Frank was predeceased by his parents: Pat Sr. and Paula (nee Iron) Weasel Head. His children: Frank Jr. and Adlarde Weasel Head. His brothers: Mike (Mary Louise) Oka, Robert Weasel Head, Charlie Sr. (Irene) Weasel Head, Pat Jr. (Annie) Weasel Head, Moses Weasel Head; his sisters Margaret (Jack) Many Bears, Gabrielle Weasel Head, Isabel Weasel Head, Mildred Weasel Head, Helen (Martin) McDougall, and adopted sister: Gertrude (John) Fox. His Father and Mother In-law: Alex and Josephine Fox, Brother in-Law Floyd Fox and Sister-in law Juliana (James Jr.) Wells.
A Wake Service will be held at the Kainai High School, Blood Reserve on Friday, June 12th from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at the Kainai High School, Blood Reserve on Saturday, June 13th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in St. Catherine’s Cemetery.
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Frank Miller
1925 – 2015

Frank Joseph Miller, beloved husband of Betty Miller, passed away peacefully in Lethbridge on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at the age of 90 years following a courageous battle with cancer.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at Assumption Catholic Church, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge on Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 7:00 P.M.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Basil’s Catholic Church, 604 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge on Monday, June 15, 2015 at 10:30 A.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Besides Betty, his loving wife of sixty five years, Frank will be missed by their sons Bob (Brenda) Miller of Taber, Gordon (Liz) Miller of Calgary, Mel (Cheryl) Miller of Calgary, Calvin Miller of Lethbridge and daughter Alice Miller of Windsor, Ontario; grandchildren Brendan, Kendra, Jillian, Scott, Tessa and Daylan. He is also survived by his brother Leonard Miller and sisters Christina Resch, Lena Eresman, Susan (George) Costea and Violet (Edwin) Fisher; in-laws Loretta Miller, Clara Miller, Katie Miller, Cecil Koch, Matt (Margaret) Koch, Jake Koch, Clara Krassman, Mike (Shirley) Koch, Del Plaxton and numerous nieces and nephews.
Frank was predeceased by his parents Frank and Florentine (nee Ressler) Miller; brothers John (Tilley) Miller, Jack (Betty) Miller, Dave Miller and Valentine Miller; brothers-in-law Frank Resch, Nick Eresman and Alex Krassman; sisters-in-law Lena Koch, Agnes Plaxton and parents-in-law Simon and Celestina Koch.
Frank was born March 25, 1925 in Fox Valley, Saskatchewan and grew up in a large family. He moved to Taber at a young age, working at various jobs, where he met Betty, the love of his life. In 1947, Frank and his brother Dave started a trucking business, hauling gravel for road construction. Frank and Betty were married in the summer of 1949 and Frank’s business venture took him on his own. In April 1954, they made a home in Vauxhall and in 1955, Frank and his brother Val joined forces and birthed Miller Brothers Trucking Ltd. Intrigued with the excavation business, Frank formed the company, F. Miller Excavating Ltd., later joined by his sons Bob and Gordon. In addition to growing his business from a one man operation to an excavation company with over fifty employees, he also volunteered in his community by trenching for underground sprinklers for the Legion park, the Jets and Brewers Ball Diamond and donated men and equipment for the development of the Vauxhall Golf Course. Frank
was a man of integrity, honesty and generosity and ran both his business and his life with those virtues. He loved his work and passed this passion onto his family.
Frank went kicking and screaming into retirement at the age of seventy five, moving to Lethbridge with Betty in December of 2000. He enjoyed his fourteen years of retirement, getting involved in senior curling, senior bowling, playing golf at Paradise Canyon, and playing cards and visiting with his many neighbours and friends. He also enjoyed many years of traveling to Alaska, the Maritimes, Australia, New Zealand, China, Europe, Mexico and numerous trips to Minot and Branson.
Frank was a natural musician, learning by ear to masterfully play the accordion, harmonica, banjo, organ and guitar, eventually recording his own CD. When not playing music, Frank and Betty were committed baseball fans, supporting all levels and ages with their enthusiasm.
If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial tributes in Frank’s name may be made directly to All Saints Building Fund, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 0P4 or to Jack Ady Cancer Centre, 960 – 19 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 1W5.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.
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Katy Kano
1920 – 2015
Peacefully and surrounded by her children, Kiyoko “Katy” Kano passed away on Friday, June 5, 2015 at the Taber Hospital at the age of 94 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at the church in the Relief Society Room prior to the funeral service on Saturday, June 13, 2015 between 10:00 A.M. and 10:40 A.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Barnwell Chapel, Barnwell on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. Burial to follow at the Barnwell Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Katy leaves to mourn her seven children and their spouses: Mark Kano of Edmonton, Ruth (Jim) Kyle of Okotoks, Mitch (Sandra) Kano, Fern Kano, Malcom (Maureen) Kano all of Barnwell, Lauren (Andrew) McGregor of Langley, British Columbia and Marshall (Peggy) Kano of Highland, Utah. She leaves behind her many grandchildren and great grandchildren who love and admire their Grandma Kano, also known as “Great”.
Katy grew up in Fraser Mills, British Columbia, the oldest of eleven children born to Tsuruyo and Kiichi Maruyama. She kept busy helping raise her siblings and eventually having seven kids of her own with her loving husband, Tak Kano. Tak and Katy resided in Barnwell all their married life.
Katy and Tak built The Brite Spot Confectionery, a popular and favorite meeting place for many. Katy could be found at the front counter serving ice cream, visiting with friends and in the kitchen making famous “Tak Burgers”. Building The Brite Spot business and growing their family kept Katy healthy, happy and young at heart.
Katy was known for her kind and generous spirit. She enjoyed being surrounded by her family and friends and was the glue that bound together the Kano and Maruyama families. Katy nurtured lifelong relationships and cast a light of genuine love, warmth and consideration for those in her life’s circle.
Having touched the lives of so many in her 94 years, Katy will be dearly missed by her family and all who knew and loved her. While she may be gone, she is forever loved and never forgotten.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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Wilma Smith
1932 – 2015
Wilma Lamoine Smith (nee Orr), beloved wife of Bryce Smith, passed away in Bow Island on Monday, June 8, 2015 at the age of 82 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at at the church prior to the funeral service on Saturday, June 13, 2015 between 9:30 A.M. and 10:40 A.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 309 – 8 Street West, Bow Island on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. Burial to follow at the Bow Island Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
If friends so desire, memorial tribute’s in Wilma’s name may be made directly to the Bow Island and District Health Foundation, Bag 3990, Bow Island, Alberta T0K 0G0.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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Olive Hay
1920 – 2015
It is with great sadness, that the family of Olive May Hay announce her passing in Taber on Sunday, May 24, 2015 at the age of 94 years.
A service will be held at the Taber Memorial Garden, one kilometer north of 64 Avenue on 50 Street, Taber on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 3:00 P.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Olive is survived by her three children, son Richard (Jo-Ann) Hay of Lethbridge and their family Chris (Jen), Beau (Denise) and Quinlan (Cassie); daughter Carol (Lloyd) Thompson of Warner and their family Mark (Naomi) and Ty (Tamara); daughter Jan (Rod) Ober of Coaldale and their family Levi (Heather) and Clay (Chanse). Also left to mourn her passing are numerous great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband David Hay in 2010 and a sister Doris (Clark) Houghton.
Ollie was born in Edmonton on October 15, 1920. She grew up in Red Deer where she married her childhood sweetheart, David Richard Hay. Ollie was a schoolteacher all her life, starting in a one room school near Penhold. She taught in Vegreville and at Senator Buchanan and Lakeview School in Lethbridge. She loved to be out in her garden, growing many different kinds of flowers, but her passion was growing roses. Ollie was a kind and gentle lady, and will be dearly missed by her family.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Olive’s name may be made directly to the Alzheimer’s Society, 402, 740 – 4 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 0N9 (www.alzheimer.ca/ab).
A very special thanks to the staff at Linden View. Your care and compassion was greatly appreciated.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


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