November 19th, 2017

SATURDAY, March 18, 2017

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on March 20, 2017.

Frank Vasil

1941 – 2017

Mr. Frank G. Vasil of Coaldale, beloved wife of Mary McNab, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 10, 2017 at the age of 76 years. Frank was born in Lethbridge, Alberta on January 24, 1941. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police from 1958 to 1970. He later returned to Lethbridge to care for his ailing mother and worked in Real Estate and as a Financial Advisor. Frank was an avid boater and an active church member. He was also an active member in the Rotary Club and Elks and was a Commissioner of Canada. Frank was predeceased by his parents Anne and George Vasil. Besides his loving wife, Mary McNab, Frank is survived by his 2 daughters Karen Hamblya of California and Charlene Vasil of Nanaimo, British Columbia; one son Dave Vasil of Kamloops, British Columbia; five grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Vigil Rites (Prayers) will be held at 7:00PM, on Friday, March 24, 2017 at SS. PETER AND PAUL UKRAINIAN GREEK CATHOLIC CHURCH, 643 12 “B” Street North, Lethbridge, Alberta. A Funeral Service will be celebrated at 2:00PM, on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at SS. PETER AND PAUL UKRANIAN GREEK CATHOLIC CHURCH.

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IVAN BERNARR HARRIS passed away peacefully, in Taber, on March 15, 2017 at the age of 94. A Funeral Service will be held Saturday, March 25th, 2017 at 11:00am, at the CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS, Taber Stake Centre, 4709 50 Ave, Taber. Friends may meet the family Friday March 24th from 7:00 to 8:00pm at the Church, or prior to the funeral service on Saturday from 10:00 to 10:45am.

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Sally Mee Mui Jang

1949 – 2017

Sally Jang passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on March 2, 2017 at the age of 67 years. She was born to the late Gim How Leung and Ken Jang on May 10, 1949. Sally was a well-respected member of the business community in Lethbridge. She was loved by her family and friends for her caring nature. Her hard work and dedication to all who knew her will never be forgotten. Sally is survived by Norm (Sarah), Marilyn (Craig), Aileen (Barry), Steven (Leesa) and nieces and nephew Lindsay, Stacey, Brianne (David), Lauren (Albert), Megan, and Ryan. She has two great nieces Lili and Sloan, and great nephew Ronin. A Come & Go Reception to Celebrate Sally’s Life will be held from 12:00 – 2:00pm on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB. A private family interment will take place in the Mountain View Cemetery. The family gratefully declines wreaths or flowers. Donations in Sally’s memory may be made to the Canadian Liver Foundation, Southern Alberta: 1010-1 Avenue NE, Suite 309, Calgary, AB, T2E 7W7 Phone: 403-276-3390.

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Joanne Nagy

1940 – 2017

With great sadness, we announce the passing of Joanne Marshall Nagy on Mar 14, 2017. Joanne leaves behind her loving husband Al; sons Ken (Heather), Tom (Janice), Dan, and Jamie; sister Karen (Wayne); three grandchildren Steve (Marnie), Chris (Misty), Robert; three great-grandchildren Brady, Jordan, Kayla; and is sadly predeceased by her parents and brother Tom. Joanne was born Aug 18, 1940 in Vancouver BC, to John and Anne Irving, was married to Al on Nov 28, 1958, and soon after they moved to Lethbridge. Joanne was the quintessential supermom, raising four boys while Al often worked out of town. Her career began in medical records at Lethbridge Municipal Hospital then at the Cancer Clinic. She then worked her way up from Executive Secretary to Clinic Manager of the Campbell Clinic, retiring after 37 years. Always the consummate dedicated worker, after retirement Joanne taught Medical Terminology part time at Lethbridge College. She had a love of music, was a highland dance champion in Vancouver, and later taught accordion. Joanne’s (Ma’s) life was focused on her boys always encouraging them to be active as she supported their individual passions. She served as a Cub Leader, President and Treasurer of Lethbridge Minor Hockey Association, was involved with little league baseball along with other community sports. Committed to hockey, Joanne was also manager of the Bridge City Barons Jr. B hockey team for several years. She loved watching her boys, grandchildren, and great grandchildren play their sports and served as a surrogate mom to many. She enjoyed her morning crossword, feeding her faithful birds, travel, socializing and volunteering with the Coaldale Crib group and at the Lethbridge Seniors Center. She did so much for so many, touching everyone’s heart. She will be forever loved and missed. In lieu of flowers and in recognition of Joanne’s love of animals especially dogs, a contribution may be sent to your local animal shelter or humane society. At Joanne’s request, there will be no funeral. A gathering for family and friends will be announced at a later date.

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CECILLE “Iitsstsi’nikki”


Iitsstsi’nikki transitioned into the spirit world on March 10, 2017 at the Cardston Health Centre at the age of 95 years.

Iitsstsi’nikki—the youngest child of Tom Prairie Chicken (Imiitaoh’sokoi) and Sleeping Woman (OoKakii)—was born on November 23, 1921, on the Blood Reserve. Her mother died when she was four, so Iitsstsi’nikki was raised by her maternal grandfather, Samakina (Spear Chief), and grandmother, Akaikamoos’sakii (Many Stealing Woman), in the Old Agency community. Iitsstsi’nikki was a member of the Tall People clan.

She attended the St. Paul’s Residential School and left at the age of 18 years. She worked in the housekeeping and restaurant industry in Fort Macleod for 26 years. When she retired, she became involved with pow wows. She learned to bead and make beautiful moccasins for herself, her children, her grandchildren, and many others. She also loved going to bingos and travelling.

Iitsstsi’nikki lived a long life, and saw her world transform from the horse and buggy days to the modern world. She grew up in a very traditional and ceremonial family and was able to pass on a rich legacy of cultural knowledge and values. She was able to integrate both her traditional and Christian beliefs into her life. These past two years while she was a resident at the Kainai Continuing Care Centre she was able to talk with a couple of her grandchildren through Skype and Facetime.

She is survived by her children Ray Black Water, Moses Spear Chief, Elizabeth Day Chief, Wilma Spear Chief and Julius Spear Chief; son-in-law Wayne Morris, and daughter-in-law’s Cheryl and Shelly Spear Chief. Iitsstsi’nikki raised and is also survived by her granddaughters, Tammy Heavy Shields, Renee Day Chief, Trina Many Fingers and great granddaughter, Pam Heavy Shields. Also left to mourn her passing are several other grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and a large extended family.

Iitsstsi’nikki was predeceased by her grandparents, parents, sisters, Rosie Sleeping Woman, Ivy Scout, Mary Heavy Runner, Lucy Prairie Chicken, Stella Crazy Bull, brothers, Frank Prairie Chicken and Allan Spear Chief, daughters, Isabelle, Cecile, granddaughters, Dorothy Mae, Donna Marie Katie and Ramona.

The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses who took excellent care of Iitsstsi’nikki during her brief stay in hospital as well as the staff at the Kainai Continuing Care Centre.

The Family Service will be at Legacy Funeral Home in Cardston, AB on Sunday, March 19th from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. followed by the Wake Service at the Old Agency Community Hall, Blood Reserve from 7:00 -11:00 p.m. There will be a feast at the Wake Service. The Funeral Service will be at the Old Agency Community Hall on Monday, March 20th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the St. Catherine’s Cemetery.

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RANDY SMALL EYES SHOUTING passed away in Lethbridge on March 15th, 2017 at the age of 58 years,

The Family Service will be at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Tuesday, March 21st at 4:00 p.m. followed by the Wake Service at the Old Saipoyi Gym, Stand Off from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Blood Reserve on Wednesday, March 22nd at 11:00 a.m. Interment in St. Catherine’s Cemetery.

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BARBARA ANN SPIESS passed away in Lethbridge on Monday March 13, 2017 at the age of 75 years.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. MARTHA’S CATHOLIC CHURCH – 355 Columbia Blvd. West, Lethbridge, AB. on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Salvador Ahumada celebrating.

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Urszula Malkiewicz

1925 – 2017

Mrs. Urszula Malkiewicz of Lethbridge, passed away on February 18, 2017, at the age of 91 years. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00AM on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CHURCH, 2405 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, with Father Kevin Tumback, celebrant.

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Willard Martin

1944 – 2015

Mr. Willard Martin of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Lorraine Martin, passed away on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at the age of 73 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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KATHARINA (TEENA) WILLIAMS beloved wife of Robert E. Williams, passed away at St. Michael’s Health Centre in Lethbridge at the age of 78. Besides her husband, she is also survived by her son Stan (Karrie) Williams, four grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and four sisters. She will also be greatly missed by numerous nieces and nephews. A Visitation will be held between 7:00 and 8:00 p.m. on Sunday March 19, 2017 at the COALDALE MENNONITE CHURCH, 2316 – 17 Street, Coaldale. The Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, March 20, 2017 at the COALDALE MENNONITE CHURCH, 2316 – 17 Street, Coaldale, with Pastor Lillian Thompson officiating. Private family interment at Coaldale Cemetery.

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