September 26th, 2016


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on December 18, 2015.

Margaret Ann Baron

1921 – 2015

Mrs. Margaret Ann Baron of Milk River (formerly of Warner) passed away at the Milk River hospital on Monday, December 14, 2015 at the age of 94 years.

Margaret was born in Lethbridge on August 29, 1921 where she subsequently was raised on the family farm east of Warner by her parents Beattie and Edith Lillie. As an adolescent and into her teen years she attended Lillieview School out east of Warner until she reached grade 12 where she then finished her schooling and graduated in Milk River while staying with some good and longtime family friends, the Madge family.

Shortly after finishing her studies in Milk River, Margaret attended a business school in Lethbridge where she met her future husband and the man she would start her family with; William Baron, a British Royal Air Force Pilot stationed in the city training pilots for the War overseas. After a brief courting, which included the occasional RAF dance with company of many friends, they married on June 19, 1943. A little time passed after the honeymoon when Bill had to return to England to do his part in the War and his Bride followed him on a convoy ship as soon as she could. They lived in Oldham, Lancashire in the heart of England where they met many lifelong friends, most especially Edie Waterworth, who she continued sharing letters with right up until the end. During their time in Lancashire they had their first child, Beverley, who was born just a few days before the Allied Forces Triumphs on D-Day.

After the War, they returned to Warner with their new child and began their lives in farming. They settled down on a piece of land just south of town and tilled and cared for the land well enough for three more children to be brought up in their care and nurturing.

After Bill passed in the spring of 1979, Margaret moved to Lethbridge where she resided until 2005. During much of her time in Lethbridge she was happy to have Chester Stroman as her companion for many great years until his passing. That year Margaret moved back to Milk River to live with her oldest daughter Beverley and for a time afterwards, her daughter Paula and son-in-law Bill.

Those who knew Margaret, understood that there was a certain expectancy of hearing any sort of out this world comment at anytime, a woman who was never afraid to have an opinion and just say what she thought was appropriate at the time, regardless of whether others would agree with her judgment of what was considered appropriate. Almost everyone seems to wholeheartedly agree that she was truly one of a kind. Full of life, always enjoyed a good joke or water fight, and most especially she loved and cared for her family. She was very close with every member, and really taught her Grandchildren the true meaning of a ‘Grandmothers Touch’.

Margaret is survived by her four children Beverley Balog of Milk River and her children, Kevin (Shawna) of Warner and Richard of Milk River. Derek (Wendy) Baron and their children, Cam (Jackie) of Detroit and Ryan (Sherry) of Warner. Blake (Pinky) Baron and their child, Asher of Ghana and Blake’s sons Jesse and Tanner (Amanda) of Warner. Paula (Bill) Kaupp and their children, Jaime (Jordy) Metzger of Coaldale, Lindsay (Ivor) of Coaldale, Jon (Jessica) of Lethbridge and Clint of Milk River. She is also survived by Jan Baron of Warner; 13 great- grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her parents Beattie and Edith Lillie; three brothers and one sister; son-in-law Gordon Balog; companion Chester Stroman; and her husband William Baron.

The family would like to especially thank the caretakers at Prairie Rose Lodge and the Milk River Hospital for the good care and comfort they provided Margaret in her final years.

A Visitation Service will be held between 3:00 and 5:00pm on Monday, December 21, 2015, at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

A Memorial Celebration will be held at 2:00pm on Sunday, December 27, 2015, at the WARNER ELKS HALL.

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Marcia Coole

1952 – 2015

Mrs. Marcia Coole of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. Dean Coole, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at the age of 63 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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EVERETT MORNING BIRD, son of Yvonne Morning Bird and Homer Devine, passed away suddenly near Stand Off on December 12th, 2015 at the age of 38 years.

A Wake Service will be at the Old Saipoyi Gym, Standoff, Alberta on

Friday, December 18th from 7:00 p.m. continuing all night. The Funeral Service will be held at the Old Saipoyi Gym, Standoff, Alberta on Saturday, December 19th at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow in St. Catherine’s Cemetery.

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RICHARD SEMPY FERGUSON, beloved husband of Marjorie for over 60 years, passed away at St, Michael’s Health Centre –Palliative Care Unit, in Lethbridge on December 12th, 2015, at the age of 84 years.

A Memorial Service will be held at ST. AUGUSTINE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH – 411 11th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, on Saturday, December 19th, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. with Canon James P. Robinson officiating. A Private Family Interment will be held prior to the Memorial Service.

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July 10,1954 – December 14, 2015

In Loving Memory of JACK MARTIN HIND BULL who passed away suddenly in Cardston, Alberta on December 14, 2015 at the age of 61 years.

The Wake Service will be held at Jack’s residence, Hind Bull Hill, Blood Reserve on Friday, December 18th from 6:00 p.m. all night. The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, South Hill Chapel, Cardston on Saturday, December 19th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the Hind Bull Family Cemetery.

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KAVEN MANY SHOTS – KASHEEP, of Nobleford, a beautiful young woman loved by many, passed away suddenly on Saturday, December 12th, 2015 at the age of 18 years.

A Celebration of Life will be held at COLLEGE DRIVE COMMUNITY CHURCH – 2710 College Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta on Friday, December 18, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Nigel Wheeler officiating.

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KEMP, Ellen Charlotte

Passed away Sunday December 13, 2015 in the Grey Nuns Hospital Edmonton. ELLEN CHARLOTTE KEMP aged 86 years. Ellen was born at Blairmore on April 6th 1929 and resided in Hillcrest and Blairmore during her childhood and then in Pincher Creek for her adult life after her marriage to Harold Kemp on January 25, 1950. She was predeceased by her loving husband HAROLD SYDNEY KEMP March 24, 1997. She was also predeceased by her parents Ted and May Jones, her brother Jack Pratt, her sister May Dupilka and her sister-in-law Iris Getson. She is survived by her sister Muriel Woledge, her brother Eddie(Jenny) Jones, her two sons Jim (Beverley) and Lorne(Cynthia) and three daughters Marlene, Judy and Linda, her ten grandchildren Todd Degenstein, Dwayne Degenstein, Jessie Kemp, Christina Kemp, Sheralyn (fiance’John) Kemp, Brian Kemp, Aimee Kemp, Nathan ( fiancé Pam)Thomas, Laura Kemp-Francis, Jeremy Kemp-Francis, two step-grandchildren Justin (fiancé Liza) Fuson and Jason (Junabel) Fuson and four great grandchildren Ozzie, Jayden, Jasmine and Dariuz. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews from the Getson, Jones, Woledge and Pratt families. She had a beautiful voice and sang in Royal Conservatory music festivals when very young and the Anglican Church Choir in her later years. She volunteered briefly as a Girl Guide Brownie Owl Leader but was an active member of the Order of the Eastern Star #21 for many years. She waitressed in Calgary while a teenager, worked six years in the Pincher Creek Hospital kitchen and another six years as a teacher’s aide at Canyon School. She loved to read and passed on this interest as well as the belief in a better education for a good future to her children. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday December 19th at St. John’s Anglican Church, Main Street Pincher Creek, AB with Mrs. Sylvia Faoro officiating. Interment to follow in Fairview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers friends who wish to donate please do so to the Canadian Diabetes, #204 – 2323 32 Ave. N.E. Calgary, AB T2E 6Z3 or Canadian Cancer Society 200 – 325 Manning Rd N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 9Z9.

James “Jim” Martens

1957 – 2015

Mr. James “Jim” Martens of Coaldale, beloved husband of Mrs. Nancy Martens, passed away on Monday, December 14, 2015 at the age of 58 years.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, December 18, 2015 at ST. AMBROSE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1513 23 Ave. Coaldale, AB, with Father Newton Rodrigues, celebrant.

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It is with great sadness and much love that we say goodbye to our mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

IRENE PALOTAI passed away peacefully on Wednesday December 16, 2015 at the age of 84. She will be fondly remembered by her daughters Irene (Peter) Andor, Maggie Adamuv and special friend Harry Munroe, her five grandchildren Zsa Zsa (Bob), Julie, Elizabeth (Ron), Frank (Susan), Marika (Shane), her 13 great- grandchildren; James, Cory, Dreana, Lemonia, Joseph, Emily, Holly, Matthew, Virginia, Thomas, Brayden, Kobi and Nova-Lee.

Mom came to Canada in 1957 from Hungary to make a better life for us. She took great pride in her work ethic, her garden and the meals prepared for her family.

We will be forever grateful for your bravery, your strength and your determination. We love you mom, rest in peace.

Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 2:00 P.M.

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Anno Slomp

1928 – 2015

Mr. Anno Slomp of Nobleford beloved husband of the late Mrs. Klasina Slomp, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at the age of 87 years.

A Visitation will be held from 6:30-8:00 pm on Monday, December 21, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4th Street South, Lethbridge, AB.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00pm on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at the NOBLEFORD CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 522 Highway Avenue, Nobleford, AB.

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FUMIKO “FUMI” TAMAGI, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Coaldale Health Centre on Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 at the age of 93 years.

She is the loving mother of Fay (Sandy) Oakes of Coaldale and a

cherished grandmother to Jason (Doreen) Oakes (and children Kailey & Lila) of Lethbridge and Kimi (James) Livingston of Black Falls, Alberta.

She was predeceased by her son Toshi, brothers Tash, Naoto, Masao, Nup, Harpo and Kiyo, sisters Dori, Momoyo and Yaeko and parents Toyoki and Haru.

Born in Vancouver, B.C. on January 13th, 1922 Fumi had her early education in Mission City, B.C., graduating from Mission High School in 1939. She went to the University of Alberta to train as a teacher in 1951. Fumi taught for two years in Picture Butte and accepted a position in Lethbridge in 1954. She continued to upgrade her education by taking summer courses in Calgary and Edmonton when she could. She earned her B Ed. Degree in 1966. She spent over thirty years as a teacher and thoroughly enjoyed her profession.

She loved her children, grandchildren and great- grandchildren as they were a very big part of her life. She enjoyed gardening and spending time at the Seniors Centre. Travelling with her family held many fond memories. She will be sadly missed.

A Private Family Graveside Service will be held at Mountain View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Society, #204, 2323 – 32 Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB, T2E 6Z3

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WAYWOOD, Richard

Devoted husband, loving father, brother, grandfather, and friend too many; Richard passed on December 15, 2015 in Lethbridge, AB.

Richard is lovingly remembered by his loving wife Linda; his sons Richard (Heather), Ryan; 3 grandchildren Nicholas, Melissa and Madison. He was predeceased by his parents Francis, Joseph and stepfather August Zaluski and numerous Aunts and Uncles.

Prayer Vigil will be held at St. Michael’s Catholic Church (658 Christie Avenue, Pincher Creek) on Friday, December 18, 2015 at 7:00 P.M. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 658 Christie Avenue, Pincher Creek Saturday December 19 at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Silvano Vargas presiding.

If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Richard’s memory may be made directly to the Jack Ady Cancer Centre (960 19th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 1W5).


JUSTINE WOSTENBERG (NEE MANY BEARS) passed away in Red Deer, Alberta on December 15th, 2015 at the age of 74 years.

A Wake Service will be held at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston. on Sunday, December 20th from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held at the Holy Cross Catholic Church, Fort Macleod on Monday, December 21st at 11:00 a.m. with Father Angleo D’Costa O.M.I. Interment in the Union Cemetery, Fort Macleod.

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