September 25th, 2016

Thursday July 23, 2015


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on July 23, 2015.

CAMPAGNOLA
ELIZABETH CAMPAGNOLA passed away in Lethbridge on Tuesday, July 21, 2015. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.
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


EAGLE CHILD
CALVIN EAGLE CHILD, passed away surrounded by his family at the Peter Lougheed Hospital, Calgary, AB on Thursday, July 16, 2015 at the age of 48 years.
A Wake Service will be held at OLD SAIPOYI SCHOOL – Standoff, Alberta on Thursday, July 23, 2015 from 5:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M.
A Funeral Service will be held at OLD SAIPOYI SCHOOL – Standoff, Alberta on Friday, July 24, 2015 at 11:00 A.M.
Burial to Follow at St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Standoff, Alberta
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


 Fox, Charlene Ann
Saikim maipoiyii
(Stands Across)
June 11, 1956 – July 18, 2015
It is with heavy hearts that our family announces the passing of Charlene Ann Fox (nee Frank), wife, daughter, mother, grandmother, and sister of the Blood Nation.
Born on June 11, 1956 in Cardston, Alberta, Charlene (Girlie) was the daughter of the late Wilton and Rita Frank (nee Running Rabbit). She married the love of her life, Edward Fox on March 28, 1980 and together they raised five children: Myron, Nancy (Tony) Lirette, Steven (Delaine), Jeremy (Lauren), and Jimmy (Melissa). She was a grandmother to 13 grandchildren: Kali, Raine, Ty, Raegan, Kaleb, Taylor, Taniesha, Alexis, Cody, Tristin, Lindon, Linkon, and Jaedin. She is survived by her brothers Randy (Anna Joyce), Harley (Lois), Kelly (Sharon), Phillip (Sheila), Vern (Stephanie), Brian (Mary Pat), Colin (Monica), and Bobby (Tracey). Her in-laws: Richard (Mabel) Fox, Grant (Vicky) Fox and Sylvia Weasel Head. Her uncles: Mickey and Woodrow Good Striker, Ross Black Water, Ron, Clement and Kenneth Doore and other uncles from the Siksika Nation. Her special cousins and aunts: Doreen, Marlene, Donna and Eulalia of the Running Rabbit Family. She was predeceased by her father Wilton Frank, her mother Rita Frank, brothers; Gary, Jimmy, and Russell and nephew Rusty Wells. Brothers in law: Floyd Fox and Frank Weasel Head. Her grandparents: Houghton Running Rabbit and Ada Frances Wolf Shoe, her uncle Stanley Blackwater, and the late Tom Three Persons.
Charlene was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother and was a devoted home maker for her family. Her passions included advocacy for Blood Tribe women, youth and children through education. She had many culinary skills and was a successful cook and caterer for agricultural workers and other groups on the Reserve. She was known for her famous potato salads, pies and Christmas dinners. She enjoyed her trips with Ed to Las Vegas and was planning a trip with her sister Lois in August. They won a Karaoke competition one year and joked that they wanted to repeat their success in Vegas. She enjoyed her occasional trips to Bully’s, where she often met friends from the Blood Reserve.
She attended the Spring Coulee and Magrath Schools in her formative years and greatly valued education. She encouraged her children and her nieces and nephews to pursue their education and was there for many graduations. She was especially proud of her children’s accomplishments and instilled a strong work ethic.
Charlene always supported her husband, brothers and her sons in their farming, ranching and many other endeavours. She was a spiritual person who raised her children in a loving manner and was a guiding presence for her family both on the Blood Reserve and on the Siksika Nation where she had maternal roots.
The family would like to thank Dr. Susan Christensen as well as the staff of the Cardston Hospital for their excellent care of Charlene during her illness.
Charlene belonged to the Fish Eater Clan and married into her husband’s Many Children Clan. Charlene came from a huge extended family including the following families: Good Striker, Fox, Running Rabbit, Many Fingers, Doore, Healy, Duck Chief, Sweetgrass and many others on the Blood and Siksika Nation. She was a life time friend and neighbor of the Lucy and Alfred Blood family who shared many events at the St. Mary’s Dam community.
A Celebration of Life will be held at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Blood Reserve, on Thursday, July 23rd from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Blood Reserve, on Friday, July 24th at 2:00 p.m. Send condolences to: http://www.legacyfuneralhome.c


Gerarda (Gerdie) Greene
1933 – 2015
Gerarda (Gerdie) Greene of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Jack Rice, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on July 18, 2015 at the age of 82 years.
A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.
For those who wish, memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be made to STARS Air Ambulance, 1441 Aviation Park NE, Box 570, Calgary, Alberta, T2E 8M7.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.

ROMSES
Mrs. Evelyn “Joyce” Romses
passed away peacefully at the Good Samaritan Society Park Meadows Village in Lethbridge, Alberta on Friday July 17, 2015 at the age of 85 years. Joyce was born on 7 July 1930 in Shaunavon, Saskatchewan to Joseph and Madge O’Brien. She grew up on a farm west of Shaunavon. She married Bob Romses (co-founder of H and R Transport Ltd) and moved to Lethbridge in 1953. Together they raised two sons in Lethbridge. For many years she enjoyed belonging to the Lethbridge F.O. Eagles and Ladies Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion. Joyce is survived by: her brother – Ken (Shirley) O’Brien, Swift Current, Sask; her two children – Garry and Raymond (Carol) Romses, Lethbridge, AB; her two grand children – Roger (Michelle) Romses, Keswick, ON and Rylana Romses, Cochrane, AB; and two great grand children – Rylie and Chelsey Romses, Keswick, ON. Joyce was predeceased by her former husband Bob Romses. Mom will always be loved and greatly missed. A Graveside service will be held at a later date in Shaunavon at the Hillcrest Cemetery. Her family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff of Park Meadows Village for their care of Joyce. Those who wish may make memorial donation to the charity of their choice.


PITTMAN
RONALD NORBERT PITTMAN
, beloved husband of De Etta Pittman of Picture Butte, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, July 19, 2015 at the age of 78 years.
He was a life member of the Knights of Columbus, as well as a life member of the Alberta Fish & Game Association including being on the Executive of Alberta, Lethbridge and Picture Butte. Raised in Warner he had been a farmer all his life including the areas of Warner, Spirit River & Picture Butte.
Along with farming he always had his livestock including purebred Black Angus & Commercial Cattle, sheep, pigs, turkeys (his favorite haha) and his favorite horses including Lady. He was on the school board at Blueberry Mountain and had operated a Grain Elevator in Taber & Cranford. He always had a story to tell!
He married De Etta Bixby on July 1, 1961 and they had two children, son Logan (Donna) Pittman, their children Connor and Jillian; daughter Nola (Doug Kast) and their children Keylee and Kyle.
He is survived by three brothers; Gerry (Sally) Pittman, Dave (Joan) Pittman and Gord (Jane) Pittman, as well as his brother-in-law Layne (Gail) Bixby and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Prayer Vigil will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 7:00 P.M. with Deacon Cliff Bogdan
A Funeral Mass will be held at ST. CATHERINES CATHOLIC CHURCH – 762 Crescent Avenue North, Picture Butte, Alberta, on Friday, July 24, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. With Father Newton Rodrigues Celebrant.
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


  YOOS
KAREN CELESTE YOOS, beloved mother of Dee Yoos of Fort Macleod, passed away tragically on July 18, 2015 at the age of 62 years.
Besides her loving daughter, she is survived by her mother, Emily Hamling, sisters Jan (Tom) Suley, Glenda (Dennis) Schatz, Bonnie (Glen) Campbell and their children; Les (Ali), Gene (Jen), Andrea (Cory), Lee (Tara), Kim (Steve), Taylor and Jordan, 9 great nieces and nephews as well as Dee’s special guardian, Sam Thorne.
She was predeceased by her dad, Leslie Hamling (1971).
Karen had many great jobs and touched many people with her caring personality, as they touched her. She had a passion for tourism and loved to promote local history, especially through her job at “Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump”. Karen grew in her faith with the WOW Living Gospel Church. She will be missed by all, especially on our annual “Sisters Weekend”.
Karen was totally devoted to her special Dee Dee whom will miss her gentle touch.
An Interment Service for Karen’s family and close friends will be held at ARCHMOUNT CEMETERY, 2650 Westside Drive West, Lethbridge, AB., on Friday, July 24 at 11:00 A.M.
A Celebration of Karen’s Life will follow the Interment Service and take place at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge at 2:00 P.M. with Reverends Randy and Cheryl Lubeck officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Karen can be made to The Lethbridge Therapeutic Riding Association, RR8-24-6, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4P4
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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Edna Martens
1920 – 2015
Edna May Martens, beloved wife of the late Frank Martens, passed away in Lethbridge on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at the age of 95 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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