September 26th, 2016

Monday July 6, 2015


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on July 6, 2015.

CHRISTOPHERSON
DENNIS LLOYD CHRISTOPHERSON, beloved husband of Betty Christopherson of Lethbridge, passed away suddenly on Friday, July 3, 2015 at the age of 71 years.
Arrangements will be announced when completed.


1924 – GROSE – 2015
Ellen Grose of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late Walter Grose, passed away on Wednesday, July 1st, 2015 at the age of 91 years.
Ellen leaves to cherish her memory her daughters, MaryEllen (Ward) Barnes and Jackie (Ross) Murray; her grandchildren, Heather Hay (Richard LeCain) and their children, Jennifer, Jordan and Marick, Tammy (Jim) Gresdal and their children, Morgan and Eden, Leeann (Nathan) Wendt and their children, Katie, Cass, Kianne and Carl Joe, Danielle (Alvin) Paul and their children, Darren, Abigail, Thomas and Murrie, and Patrick (Leeann) Murray; her brother-in-law, Harvey (Lona) Grose; her sister-in-law, Ruth Grose; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. Ellen was predeceased by her husband, Walter Grose.
Ellen lived an amazing life with numerous years spent in Drumheller where she worked at the hospital and the Tourist Booth. She and Walter hit the road and spent close to 20 winters in Yuma, where they made many friends. Once they gave up the road they lived in Lethbridge. Ellen moved to Medicine Hat in 2010 and lived at South Country Village in her own apartment independently until her passing.
She was a natural caregiver and volunteer and even at her sickest she still didn’t want to bother the nurses. Ellen was all about being grateful…we would share a grateful thought daily with hers being “I’m grateful for all the loving care.”
Thank you to all the nurses who came into our lives in the past three weeks. To those that took the extra time, you are angels and we can’t thank you enough for your tender loving care.
Ellen has so many friends but she found great companionship with her special friend, Ted Roset. She cherished their Wednesdays together and started to plan the Friday before. Thank you to all her friends at South Country, too numerous to mention. She loved you all!
The Graveside Service will be held at HILLSIDE CEMETERY, 10th Avenue and Gershaw Drive SW, Medicine Hat, on Saturday, August 8th, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor Bob Findley officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in Ellen’s memory may be made to the Medicine Hat & District Health Foundation, Palliative Care Unit, 666 – 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4H6, or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 102 – 1865 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 1Z8.
Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Ellen Grose. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATORIUM, “The Chapel in the Park”, Medicine Hat, Alberta. Should you wish any additional information, please telephone 1-800-317-2647.


On July 2, 2015, our beloved brother, father, uncle and grandfather MORRIS REAL HIND BULL “Matsoomahkatayoo” (Handsome Mountain Lion) passed away at the age of 63 years in the Cardston Hospital. He had fought a long, courageous battle with cancer and was cared for by his sisters and medical care team in the home of his sister, Shirley Hind Bull.
Morris Real was born June 4, 1952 on the Blood Reserve, Alberta where he farmed/ranched. He completed the Ag Tech diploma and Business Management programs at the Lethbridge Community College. He had a Land Management Certificate and worked for the Blood Tribe Land Dept. for 17 years. Morris Real fought an equally long and courageous battle with alcohol, which he overcame. He became active in his church where he last served as second counselor in the Kainai Branch Presidency. He loved to attend the temple often. He was a strong support for family, which he showed in the love of his children, grandchildren, siblings, nieces and nephews. He was admired and looked up to by us all. We were proud of the way he was living his life and will greatly miss his quiet presence, his sense of humor, his guitar playing and his love of the gospel.
Morris Real is survived by his Children: Krystal Brave Rock/Hind Bull (Larrone Morris), Shalayne Hind Bull-Tull (Michael Tull), Christopher James (C.J.) Hind Bull and Cora-Lee Hind Bull. Candace Crow Chief (Steve Big Swan). Grandchildren: Gracey & Braeden Brave Rock-Morris, Damien Hind Bull-Tull, Keira & Mikayla Chief Body/Hind Bull and Drake Hind Bull. Nevaeh & Micah Big Swan. Sisters: Christine (Wayne Davis), Margaret Rose (Marvin Bevans), Verdun Hind Bull-Morning Owl (Pat Morning Owl) and Shirley Hind Bull. Brothers: Dewey Hind Bull (Cindy Plaited Hair) and Jack Hind Bull (Kim Eagle Speaker). Half sister special to Morris Real: Maryanne Crow-Healy (Harvey Healy). Special Friend: Norma (Wadine) Russell. Aunts: Teresa Plume and Mary Twigg. Uncles: Andrew Twigg.
Predeceased by his parents, Morris and Margaret (Twigg) Hind Bull, Grandparents: Jack and Amy (Healy) Hind Bull and James and Lucy Rosa (Cotton) Twigg. Brothers: Anthony Hind Bull, Eugene Hind Bull and Christopher Twigg. Aunts: Jose Heavy Runner, Verdun Weasel Fat/Chief Moon, Ada Weasel Moccasin, Kathleen Young Pine and Beatrice Big Swallow. Uncles: Allan Hind Bull, Jim Twigg, Albert Twigg and Eugene Twigg.
The family wishes to express appreciation to Dr. Playfair, the Oncology team and Palliative care, Beth Quan, Paul Taylor, Renatè Good Striker and Matt Bennett. These people went up and beyond their duties to help Morris Real to be as comfortable as much as it was possible in his fight for life.
The Wake Service will be held at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Monday, July 6th from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Cardston Alberta Stake Centre (East Hill) on Tuesday, July 7th at 11:00 a.m. with President Garry Fox Officiating. Interment in the Hind Bull Family Cemetery.
Email condolences to: legacyfuneralhome.ca


 HYLAND
DEREK GEORGE HYLAND, beloved husband of Ann Hyland of Fort Macleod, passed away at St. Michael’s Health Centre on Friday, June 26, 2015 at the age of 67 years.
He is the loving father of Randy (Jennie) Hyland of Lethbridge, AB. He is survived by four grandchildren: Liam, Callum, Fiona, and Abiageal. Derek is also survived by his siblings: Alan (Dianne) Hyland, David (Linda) Hyland, Robin Hyland, Judy (Vern) Knapik, and Liz Worley.
He is predeceased by his parents Ron and Doris Hyland, brother Colin Hyland and his oldest son Robert Hyland.
Derek was born in Medicine Hat on November 21,1947. He was raised in Bow Island where he completed his schooling and worked on the family farm. In 1965 he joined the RCAF and did basic training in Winnipeg, MB, then deployed to Comox, BC where he was discharged in 1971 and ended up moving back to his home town of Bow Island.
He married the love of his life, Patricia Ann McArter on July 15, 1967. In 1974 Derek started his second career with Greyhound Bus Lines where he drove for 34 years and thousands of miles until retiring in 2007. He loved every year and mile that he drove with Greyhound. He was able to see different parts of Canada and the US, and whether it was driving regular runs or Charters he truly never complained. He had made several friends along the way including other drivers, depot agents, passengers, and pretty much anybody that he came in contact with.
Derek spent many years involved in refereeing hockey in Calgary and Fort Macleod. He loved watching his two grandsons as they played football, and he enjoyed just spending quality time with them. He loved watching his granddaughters in ballet and soccer and teaching them how to garden ‘his’ way.
Friends may meet the family on Monday, July 6, 2015 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13 Street North, Lethbridge.
The Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at ST. AUGUSTINE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, 411-11 Street South, Lethbridge, with Rev. Andrew Horne officiating.
Interment to follow in the Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge.

Alexander “Alex” Kalau
1928 – 2015
Alexander (Alex) W. Kalau passed away on June 30, 2015 at the age of 86 years.
Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 7:00pm and 8:00pm, on Monday, July 6, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, at 610-4St. South, Lethbridge.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am, on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH, at 20 Rocky Mountain Blvd. W. Lethbridge. A private family Graveside was held at Mountain View Cemetery.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.


Shane Letkeman
1982 – 2015
Mr. Shane Letkeman of Lethbridge, passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2015 at Lake Kalamalka, British Columbia.
Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.


 NELSON
FLORENCE WILDE NELSON beloved wife of the late Albert L Nelson of Mountain View, Alberta, passed away in Cardston on Friday, July 3rd, 2015 at the age of 90 years.
The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mountain View, Ab. on Thursday, July 9th, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Friends may meet the family from 1:00 to 1:45 p.m. prior to the service. Interment to follow in the Mountain View, Alberta Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to: legacyfuneralhome.ca


REVESZ
1947-2015
With incredible sorrow, the family of RICHARD JOSEPH REVESZ announce his sudden passing on Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 at the age of 68 years.
Richard was born in Cardston, AB on February 17th, 1947 to his parents Joe and Isabel Revesz. He grew up in Wrentham, Alberta and then moved to Lethbridge.
Richard’s hard-working and driven nature, served him well as he simultaneously held positions at Sears, Canada Post and the drive-in/movie theatres. His friendly personality and boisterous laugh quickly led him to be promoted from stockboy at Sears to sales associate where he remained for 34 years. During his tenure at Sears, he worked in the hardware, furniture and appliances departments. Outside of work, his favorite past times were fishing, building and selling homes, and tending his vegetable garden, especially his tomatoes. Above all else, Richard loved spending time with his family.
Richard will be forever remembered by his loving wife of nearly 45 years, Doreen, son Richard M. Revesz, son and daughter-in-law, Jeremy and Shannon Revesz and their children Josephine and Nolan; all of whom he loved dearly. He also leaves to mourn his special niece, Amanda Grouette, along with many other cherished family and friends.
Richard will also be dearly missed by his very good friends Andy and Bonnie Kovacs, Mike and Janey Stanko, and their families and all those who were blessed to have known him.Richard has joined his recently departed sister, Shirley, and has been reunited with his parents.A Funeral service for Richard will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. with Rev. Larry Hankinson, officiating.
Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.
In loving memory of Richard, memorial donations may be made to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, NWT & NU 100-119 14 Street NW Calgary, Alberta, T2N 1Z6.


Simon Cornelius Overes
1955 – 2015
Simon Cornelius Overes of Fort Macleod, passed away on Thursday, July 2, 2015, at the age of 59 years.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday, July 6, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.


George Stein
1928 – 2015
Mr. George Stein of Lethbridge, passed away at St. Michaels Health Centre on Friday, July 3, 2015 at the age of 87 years.
Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.


Catherina Van Waardhuizen
1937 – 2015
With deep sorrow we announce the passing of Catherina (Trinie) Van Waardhuizen, beloved wife of Willem (Wim) van Waardhuizen, for 53 years. Trinie passed away in the presence of her husband, and surrounded by some of her close friends, after a very brief illness, at the age of 78 years.
Besides her loving husband, Trinie leaves to mourn some immediate family in the Netherlands, some extended family in the area, and many friends and acquaintances.
Trinie was born on March 24, 1937 in Lisse, the Netherlands, where she met and married Wim. They immigrated to Canada in 1976, and resided in Coaldale for many years, until Wim’s health necessitated a move to Lethbridge, and eventually to Bethesda Care Home in Picture Butte. For many years they served in the Netherlands Reformed Congregation in Lethbridge as custodians with love and faithfulness.
We would like to thank all those who befriended and helped them in any way during those years, as well as the staff and residents of Bethesda for the love and care shown by them.
Condolences will be held on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm, at the NETHERLANDS REFORMED CONGREGATION, Highway 3 & Howe Road, Lethbridge, Alberta.
A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 am on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at the NETHERLANDS REFORMED CONGRGATION, Highway 3 & Howe Road, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Rev. A. A. Brugge, officiating. Interment will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bethesda Care Home, Box 1096, Picture Butte, Alberta, T0L 1V0.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com  to send a private condolence.


WENSMAN
LEONARD A. WENSMAN
, beloved husband of Margaret Wensman of Milk River, AB., passed away peacefully on Monday, June 29, 2015 at the age of 86 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayer Services at ST. PETER’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 321 Main Street, Milk River, AB on Monday, July 6, 2015 at 7:00 P.M.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. PETER’S CATHOLIC CHURCH on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Dominic H. Nguyen, Celebrant.
A private family Interment will follow the reception at the Allerston Cemetery.


WILSON
August 20, 1918-June 27, 2015
EDNA WILSON
, beloved wife of the late Charles Frederick “Curly” Wilson, passed away peacefully in her home at Edith Cavell Care Centre on Saturday, June 27, 2015.
She is lovingly remembered by her daughter Ann (Tony) and their children; David (Amber), Amanda (Kris) and Stephen (Stacey), her daughter-in-law Joy and her children; Sharon (Keith), Robert (Kate), Christopher (Denise) and Andrew, great-grandchildren; Nolan, Alexandra, Rachel, Ashley, Alec, Lucy, Sarah, Tom, Luther, David and Leighton and step-great-grandchildren, Emily and Eleanor.
Along with her husband, Edna was predeceased by her son David Charles Wilson.
A Funeral Service will be held at UNIVERSITY DRIVE ALLIANCE CHURCH, 55 Columbia Blvd. West, Lethbridge, Alberta on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Aaron Moore officiating. An Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.
In memory of Edna, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

Janet Clifton
1947 – 2015
With profound sadness, the family of Janet Faye Clifton (nee Kesler), announce her passing in Taber on Thursday, July 2, 2015 at the age of 67 years following a courageous fight with a liver disease known as NASH.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family in the Relief Society room at the church prior to the funeral service on Tuesday, July 7, 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, 322 – 2 Street North, Vauxhall on Tuesday, July 7, 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.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Janet’s name may be made directly to the Canadian Liver Foundation, National Office, 801, 3100 Steeles Avenue East, Markham, Ontario L3R 8T3 (www.liver.ca).
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


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