November 24th, 2017

WEDNESDAY, October 4, 2017


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on October 4, 2017.

BIKMAN May 28, 1920 – September 29, 2017

Erma (Rasmussen) Bikman died peacefully in her sleep, September 29, 2017. She had dementia for the past few years, but never lost her cheerful spirit and grateful nature. She was born on the family farm southwest of Raymond, on May 28, 1920, the 3rd of 5 daughters and 5th child of George Rasmussen and Edna McBride Rasmussen. She had two older brothers. She was predeceased by all of them, as well as her beloved husband of nearly 75 years, Bill Bikman, and their precious daughter, Debra Edna Bikman Bird and daughter-in-law, Suzy. Left to mourn her passing and celebrate a life well lived, are her sons, Gary and Shane; Gary’s wife, Sheila; son-in-law, Craig Bird; 31 grandchildren and 71 great grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Erma was a hard worker and while growing up, did her share on the family farm, including milking cows, herding them on horseback, tending the large garden and helping to clean and care for their home. She was a good student and excelled at math. Her love of numbers led her to study accounting at the LDS Business College in Salt Lake City. Upon returning to southern Alberta, Erma worked as a bookkeeper at a local service station and later for Claude Bolton’s accounting firm. It was while working at the service station that she met the man who’d become her husband and eternal companion. They married for time, in Medicine Hat on November 7th, 1942, while Bill was serving in the Canadian Air Force stationed there. (In October 1980, they were sealed for all eternity in the Cardston Temple) Erma was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served in many leadership and teaching positions. Her example and encouragement helped her children follow in her footsteps. “She taught us how to pray and develop a personal relationship with God” was the praise and credit her children, Gary, Debra & Shane often gave. Erma was very social and enjoyed the company of others. She also liked bowling and golf. The latter became a lifelong passion. It was part of the motivation for her to convince Bill to buy a winter home in Palm Springs where she could golf 4 or 5 times a week. And she was good. She didn’t hit a long ball but it was always straight down the middle. One of her sayings was, “Drive for show, putt for dough.” She usually made a few bucks from the “girls” she golfed with. Erma was a meticulous housekeeper and terrific cook, as anyone who’s eaten her butter tarts or boiled raisin cookies can attest. She even learned to make one of her husband’s favorite Jewish dishes, Kasha. It became a regular part of their delicious roast beef dinners. Erma was very entrepreneurial. She opened what may well have been the first women’s fitness center in Lethbridge. She went on to help several friends in other cities do the same. She also started and owned Carousel Knitting. It was here that she became very well known for her knitting classes and the fashion shows she staged at the Yates Center. Erma’s models were her lovely customers wearing the attractive dresses and outfits she’d helped them create. Her beautiful teenage daughter, Debra, also an accomplished knitter, was her favorite model. Erma’s proudest accomplishment and title was as a beloved “Babba.” She showered her grandchildren and great grandchildren with love, affection, encouragement…and lots of hand knit sweaters and outfits. They cherished her attention and appreciated all the life lessons she shared. She missed Bill. The 22 days since his passing is the longest they were ever apart during nearly 75 years of marriage. It’s a testament to the strength of their love that she has now gone to be with him. We suspect Bill may have appeared to her in a dream and promised he’d booked a tee time on a heavenly course for September 30th. Once again, we express deep appreciation for the kind care and loving service provided Erma by the staff at St. Therese Villa. They went above and beyond for her, especially since the death of her husband 3 weeks ago. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, October 7th, 2017 at 10:00 AM at the CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS – STIRLING CHAPEL, 413 3 St, Stirling, AB, Bishop Jim Seely will preside. Friends may meet the family prior to the service at 9:00 AM until 9:45 AM. Interment will follow the service in the Bikman section of the Stirling Cemetery. To send a condolence, please visit http://www.generationsfh.ca


CROW CHIEF

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of KENNETH “KENNY” JOSEPH CROW CHIEF on September 26th, 2017 on the Blood Reserve at the age of 46 years. He was born in Cardston on January 14, 1968.

Kenny is survived by his beloved mother, Rose Marie Crow Chief; his siblings – Elliot, Edwin, Rhea (David), Rodney (Shirley) and Kevin Crow Chief; his uncles William (Carma) Crow Chief, Patrick Crow Chief, Duane (Wilma) Crow Chief, Leroy Hunt; great uncle Charlie Crow Chief; aunties Georgina Medicine Crane & Corina Crow Chief; great aunties Annie Davies, Rachel Hoof, & Ida Rider; numerous nephews, nieces, & cousins.

Kenny was predeceased by his father, George Plain Woman; maternal grandparents – Wallace and Mary Crow Chief; his paternal grandparents – Percy and Paula Plain Woman; his brothers Franklin and Thomas; uncles Gordon Plain Woman, Dan Bad Arm and Bernard Plain Woman; aunties Alice Williams, Nelly Plain Woman and Alfreda Crow Chief; niece Samantha Crow Chief; great nephew Nelly; great niece Sophie.

A Wake Service will be at the White Calf Hall, Stand Off on Wednesday, Oct. 4th from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m.. The Funeral Service will be at the White Calf Hall on Thursday, Oct. 5th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in St. Catherine’s Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to: http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca


DAYMAN

LYNN PATRICIA DAYMAN passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at the age of 75 years.

Lynn is survived by her husband Robert Gordon Dayman, son Scott Robert Arthur (Leanne) Dayman and grandson Scotty, of Winnipeg.

At Lynn’s request, no formal funeral service will be held.

Cremation entrusted to Cornerstone Funeral Home.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


EDWARDS

CLARENCE EDWARDS, beloved husband of the late Sylvia Jane Edwards passed away peacefully in Lethbridge on October 2, 2017 at the age of 86 years.

The Funeral Service will be held at the CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS Barnwell Chapel, 498 5 Ave South, on Friday October 6, 2017 at 11:00am.

Friends are welcome to meet with the family prior to the service from 10:00 to 10:45am. Interment to follow in the Barnwell Cemetery.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca


John Ensign
1963 – 2017
John Darnell Ensign, passed away in Taber on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at the age of 53 years.
A burial service will be held at the Taber Memorial Garden, one kilometer north of 64 Avenue on 50 Street, Taber on Friday, October 6, 2017 at 2:30 P.M.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


FIEDLER

EDWIN FIEDLER, of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Judy Fiedler, passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit, on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at the age of 79 years.

Besides his loving wife Judy Fiedler (nee Span) of 53 years, Edwin is the loving father of Tony (Michelle) Fiedler and Brad (Nichole) Fiedler; affectionately known as Papa aka Bud to his grandchildren Cole, Wyatt, Hailey, Hayden and Hunter. Edwin was also a dear brother to Hugo (Goldie) Fiedler and Gita (Gordie) Layton. He will also be dearly missed by many brothers and sisters-in-law, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Edwin was predeceased by his parents Andrew and Natalie Fiedler, mother and father-in-law George and Sadie Span.

Edwin had a great love for Arabian horses, hunting and llamas.

Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Reception will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., with a family eulogy being presented at 7:00 P.M.

If so desired, donations may be made in memory of Edwin to St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit, 1400 – 9th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB. T1J 4V5.

“Oh Lord, it’s hard to be humble when you’re perfect in every way.”

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


HEGGEDAL

HOWARD LEONARD HEGGEDAL, of Lethbridge, passed away suddenly at home on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at the age of 68 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Laura Lea Nicholls

1960 – 2017

Ms. Laura Lea Nicholls of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. James Galloway passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at the age of 57 years. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.


NICKLE

It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of our mom, ISABELLE (MICKIE) NICKLE, nee Harrison, of Victoria, BC on July 15, 2017 at the age of 88 years.

Mom was born to the late Thomas and Isabella (Urwin) Harrison, July 13, 1929 in Canmore Alberta. She and her parents then moved to Lethbridge, where she attended school and began her working life. She married the late Henry James (Harry) Burris and was a loving mother to Roberta Burris (Jim Gabert), Jane Allan (Bruce), Tim Burris (Nancy Griffin), Michael Burris (Anita Cocchia), Mary-Kate Mitchell, Lorena Masnyk (Dan) and Erin Burris. Mom was also a devoted grandmother and great-grandmother to Rob Allan (Trisha, daughter Hailee and son Brayden), Jeff Gabert, Kevin Burris (Sarah), Carrie Dunlop (Christian Schulz), Isabelle Burris, Marissa Ennis (Colin and daughters Sophia and Scarlet), Lorena Soukeroff (and son Adam), Sean Burris, Katie Dunlop, Cody Soukeroff, Justin Masnyk, Nico Burris-Cocchia and Tina Burris-Cocchia. She was also a loving aunt to numerous nieces and nephews.

Isabelle was predeceased by her parents, Tom and Isabella; her siblings, Jane (Jean), Marjorie (Madge), Florence (Flo), Elizabeth (Mabel) and George; as well as husbands Harry Burris, John (Buck) Nickle and Colin Preece.

Throughout her life, Mickie applied her skills at numerous companies in Lethbridge but is most remembered for her many years of service at St. Michael’s Hospital. She worked in the dietary department as a night cook, breakfast cook, baker and dietician and made many close friends over her years there. She will be remembered by those she worked with as fun-loving, hard-working and kind.In July 1985, Mickie married Buck Nickle. She retired from St. Michael’s on July 31, 1989, and moved with Buck to Mill Bay, BC that year and then to Chilliwack in 1994. She and Buck spent many happy years on the coast together until his passing.

In 2005, she married Colin Preece and lived with him in Duncan, BC and later in Victoria. Mom and Colin embarked on a series of trips to Alaska, California, Ontario and the Maritimes. Always up for adventure, she tried parasailing for the first time at 78 on her first trip to Mexico and always said she wanted to do it again.

Mom will always be remembered by her entire family as a loving and caring mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt, a music lover, a crackerjack crib player, and a cook/baker extraordinaire. Her cabbage rolls, fried chicken, sugar cookies, ginger snaps and butter horns were just a few of our favorites and staples at every family gathering. She raised all her children with love, patience and the occasional wielding of a wooden spoon (threatened but never used). Her witty and often salty idioms will be forever remembered and repeated with great amusement. Isabelle will be forever missed and forever loved by her family and by the many people she touched through the years with her kindness and generosity.

A Celebration of Life Service for Isabelle will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Erin Phillips officiating.

Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


PASSEY

CAROLE MAE HEGGIE PASSEY passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 82 years of age. She was born on December 7, 1934 in Raymond, Alberta to Albert and Marguerite Heggie.. She married her sweetheart Glen Squire Passey in 1959 and lived the rest of her life in Magrath raising three children and helped to raise ten grandchildren whom she adored. Carole loved to cook and delicious meals were enjoyed by many. She was a cook at the Diamond Willow Lodge and the Raymond Hospital. She loved music and enjoyed singing and sang for many years with the Sweet Adeline’s. She was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints fulfilling many callings throughout the years. The last ten years of her life were spent dealing with Alzheimer Disease. She endured this difficult journey well, surrounded by family, friends, and the good people of the Good Samaritan Society, who truly loved her and cared for her with great tenderness and kindness. Carole is survived by her children Gary, Wayne, and Leanne (Bruce) Sabey, her grandchildren Russell, Danielle, Brandy, Perry, Kayla, Jessica, Colten, Katelyn, Jordyn, and Faran, 7 great grandchildren, her brothers, Jim (LaBeana) Heggie, Don ( Roslynn) Heggie, brother-in-law Ron Passey She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, and a granddaughter Ashley.A Graveside Service was held on Monday October 2, 2017 in the Magrath Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to Leanne.sabey@yahoo.ca

To send condolences, please visit http://www.generationsfh.ca


POUDEL

BIR BAHADUR POUDEL passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, October 2, 2017 at the age of 85 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. with cremation to follow.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Van E. Christou

1926 – 2017

Van Evangelos Christou passed away peacefully on September 27, 2017 at the age of 91 years, having led a full and enchanted life. A Private Family Graveside Service will be held at 10:30am on Thursday, October 5, 2017, at the MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY, followed by a Public Celebration of Life from 2:00-4:30pm, at the LETHBRIDGE LODGE HOTEL, 320 Scenic Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.


William J. Pollock

1927 – 2017

Mr. William J. Pollock of Lethbridge, beloved companion of Rohanni de Leeuw, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at the age of 90 years.

Psalm 23 The lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; he leadeth me besides the still waters. He restoreth my soul; He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies; thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Bill was a very nice and very kind loving person to me for twenty years. I am glad that he is up in heaven where he has a better life to live without any pain or suffering. Even though I do miss him lots I do know that he is in a far better place than down here on earth and someday I will see him again.

In keeping with Bill’s wishes, there will be no formal funeral service held.

Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.

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