March 20th, 2018

WEDNESDAY, March 7, 2018

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on March 7, 2018.


Passed away suddenly in Calgary, on Monday, March 5, 2018 at the age of 69 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.


Mr. Frank Eugene Barrows of Coutts, AB, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, March 2, 2018 at the age of 68 years. He is survived by his wife Linda; his children Dana and her children Daniel, Tyler and Brynlie; Ryan & Carrie and their children Frank, Monique, Mackenzie and Madison; Becky, a grandson Gunnyr Johnson; great-granddaughter Hystoria; sister Lorna (Joe) O’Hara; brothers Madison (Sandra) Barrows, Valen Barrows, Corwyn (Marilyn) Barrows. He was predeceased by his parents Madison & Bertha Barrows, his grandson Dylan Barrows, and his son Curtis Johnson. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at the Coutts Civic Centre.

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The family of GRACE COLEMAN is sad to announce her passing after a very brave fight on Sunday, March 4, 2018 at the age of 74 years. She went peacefully surrounded by her family, and did everything her way to the very end.

Grace was the third of seven children born at home in rural Northern Ontario to Chester and Edith Coleman on June 18, 1943. She grew up with her family on their small homestead and always had many fond memories of those times. In 1985, Grace moved to Lethbridge and after the birth of her only grandchild, made it her permanent home. She worked many, many years in the retail industry and loved her many customers that she served and grew

to know over the years.

Grace is survived by her partner Neil Frandsen; her three daughters Val Twain (Fernando), Veronica Twain (Larry) and Viola Twain (Sean), and her beloved grandson Cleve Miyashiro (Micha), who was the apple of her eye. Grace is also survived by her six siblings, Morris (Thelma), Marg (Ed), Cliff (Ruth), Edie (Vic), Ron (Deb) and Glenn (Suzanne).

Grace was so excited when Cleve was born and she became a grandmother. She was so proud of that fact that she had a grandchild and was the best grandmother ever to Cleve. Mom also had many things she loved to do in life. She could play cards for hours on end if she could find someone to play with; at family gatherings, after the big meal was cooked and the dishes cleaned, out came the games and cards and we would all play for hours. We all have such great memories of those times. In her retirement, Mom joined a couple of cribbage clubs and absolutely loved playing in their weekly tournaments. She was a formidable cribbage player and won many of those weekly tournaments. Mom also loved gardening and making things grow. Camping and cookouts were also some of her favourite things.

For those of you that knew Grace, you will understand what we mean when we say that she was a force to be reckoned with. Mom was decisive yet open-minded, firm yet fair and always loved us girls no matter what crazy stunts we tried to pull. She said what she meant and she always followed through on her word. It was very hard to put one over on her – not like we didn’t try, but we usually failed. Thank you for that, Mom!

In 1998, Mom went through her first struggle with breast cancer and fought bravely and fearlessly, ultimately coming out on top. For nearly 20 years she remained cancer-free; however, it returned recently and she fought once more, and was cancer-free at the time of her passing. She was courageous in her most recent health challenges and was a strong woman who never complained. In fact, her biggest concern was that her being sick would put everyone else’s life in turmoil. Mom, for such a tiny lady, you had a big, strong, unflinching reality about what you were going through and you were tough as nails.

We wish to thank everyone who helped our family through that last long day in the hospital. The ER staff, Dr. Buck and nurse Dawn – you guys were awesome, thank you. The staff of 4B, you guys were kind and compassionate during Mom’s very brief stay, and we truly appreciate that. We also wish to send a huge thank you to the ICU nurses and Dr. Morley Wong. Nurse Charity, you are a rare gem and the care and attention you showed our Mom will never be forgotten. Dr. Wong, thank you for your kind and honest guidance, and for letting us honour mom’s last wishes. We also want to thank Uncle Ron and Aunt Deb who were with us that entire last day; you guys were our rock and we are so thankful for your presence when we needed you more than any other time in our lives.

Per Grace’s wishes, there will be no service. The family will be holding a Private Celebration of Grace’s Life and scattering of her ashes.

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It is with heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of our precious ANDREA TARA DAY CHIEF-CREIGHTON, who was called home to join the love of her life Charles Davis on February 26, 2018. Beloved mother to Brendon Hudson Noah Eagle Bear, Michael Jett Eagle Bear, & Michaela Andie Eagle Bear whom she loved dearly. Tara is survived by her parents, Lucille (Eugene) White Quills and Andrew Winold (Benita) Creighton. Father-in-law and mother-in-law, Wayne & Christine Davis

Tara was the apple of her dad’s eye. She was a mischievous and treasured little girl who left lasting memories by the many pet names given to her by various relatives and friends, to name a few, “terrible Tara” and “little hutterite”.

Tara was the only child with her father for many years. Together they travelled to many rodeos and would be with her dad when he was farming and attending to the livestock. She loved swimming, bowling, family barbeques, going to the show, attending many different functions with her dad. Their bond was very special and strong and was her dad’s number one fan when he competed at rodeos. Dad made sure Tara went to Church where she developed a strong faith with her father and began her journey doing her Search and making her Cursillo. She and Charles made their “Live-in” together in 2013. After Charles’ passing, her Mom and Grandma June took her to Lac St. Anne to help with her healing process. Tara made her Mom & Dad proud when she completed her education. When Tara was unable to work, her Mom & Dad supported her in every way.

Tara received her education in Fort Macleod, Catholic Central High School and Reeves College & Lethbridge College. She received a Health Care Certificate and Accounting and Payroll Certificate and was employed at the Blackfoot Womens’ Lodge as an Executive Assistant/Receptionist.

After being injured in an accident that left her unable to work in physically demanding jobs, Tara focused on being a mother and homemaker. We will not forget her kind, generous nature with her witty sense of humour and she developed many strong ties with everyone she met. The happiest moments of her life was the birth of her three special children, Hudson, and the twins, Michael and Michaela who were doted on by both grandparents receiving many helping hands from family.

Tara was a big sister to her siblings, developing special bonds with Eugene (Cary Brown), Jade, Jeanelle, Mary and Angela, also strong bonds with Hank, Gordie, Lydia, Jace, Lennie & Alfreda. She was always there when they needed her. Tara loved to spend time with her nieces and nephews. She spoiled them with hugs and kisses and often referred to them as “my baby”. She would tell her children, siblings, nieces and nephews that she believed in them and to continue to try hard.

Tara’s cousins and friends have fond memories of time spent together, visiting, sleep overs, cruising around, listening to music, attending different functions and eating at her dad’s favourite restaurant, “Shanghai”. She would treat everyone and put it on her dad’s tab. As a toddler her mom and grandma “Piiksii” sewed a traditional outfit for her. Tara attended one pow-wow and was spooked by the other dancers’ outfits. One Halloween she dressed up as a hutterite and earned the nick name little hutterite. During the cabbage patch trend, Tara and her cousins hid the dolls in the closet after watching a scary movie so they could sleep. Her brother Cary Brown and Jade, when visiting with Tara, would often joke with Tara about the menu which was always hamburger helper and rice.

Her interests were playing aggravation and dice with her siblings, and watching Investigation Discovery and keeping up with the current events.

Andrea Tara is survived by her grandmothers: June Day Chief & Teresa Wadsworth. Uncles: Eugene (Lorna) Creighton, Dale, Ernest, Preston Day Chief, Sonny (Terri) Wadsworth, Delray (Nadine) Wadsworth. Aunts: Rosebelle Yellow Wings, Frances Little Light, Rosalyn Creighton, Karen (Tom) Day Chief, Glenda Day Chief, and Toby, Shelly Wadsworth, Verona (Marvin) Tail Feathers. Brothers: Eugene, Cary, Craig, Sheraton, & Darcy, Sisters: Jade, Janelle, Mary & Angela, Step Siblings: Cassie, Lydia, Hank, & Gordie. Nieces & Nephews: Martina, Stryder, Straduss, Zane, Nicholai, Hayden, Ayla, Madison, Anika, Lorali, Kenden, Traven & Stanley. God Parents: Kim Creighton & Dale Day Chief

Tara came from a large family: Creighton, Day Chief, Crop Eared Wolf, Small Face, Tail Feathers, Scout, Big Sorrel Horse, Hunt, Shade, Knife, Wadsworth, Heavy Runner, McDonald, Heavy Head, & Blood

Predeceased by paternal grandparents, Sam, Flora Creighton, Maternal grandfather, Melvin Wadsworth, Aunties: Olive (Eugene White Quills), MaryAnn Smith, Teresa Mae (Mac) Big Throat, Uncles: Leslie (Lubby) Day Chief, Myron Wadsworth, Melvin (Sonny) Creighton, Adrian Creighton . Cousins: Robert White Quills, Brenda Yellow Wings, Isaac Yellow Wings Jr. & Kevin Day Rider The family apologizes for any names missed.

A Wake Service will be held at the White Calf Hall, Standoff on Wed., March 7th from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve on Thurs., March 8th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the Davis Family Cemetery.

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With heavy hearts, the family of Helen Christine Delaney announce her passing on March 3rd, 2018 at the age of 81. She is predeceased by her parents, Hans and Magda Thomsen, her older brother Eric, and granddaughter Erin.

She is survived by her loving husband Dennis Delaney, her devoted children, Michael (Lynda), Terrence, and Linda, siblings Martha, Dan, and Karin, her 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you honour Christine’s life-time care and hospitality by inviting someone who is not a close friend into your home to extend a genuine desire to get to know them.

A celebration of her life will take place on Saturday, March 10th at 2 P.M. at Park Meadows Baptist Church located at 2011 – 15 Avenue N, Lethbridge, AB.  Condolences can be sent to

Giulio Carmine DiRocco

April 7, 1925 – March 2, 2018

GIULIO CARMINE DIROCCO passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at Chinook Regional Hospital, on Friday, March 2, 2018 at the age of 92 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. with Ray & Ellen Wagner officiating.

Should friends desire, contributions can be made to the Crohns and Colitis Foundation – 3100 – 246 Stewart Green S.W., Calgary, Alberta T3H 3C8, in memory of his daughters Anna and Julia.

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Peggy Dunn

1926 – 2018

Peggy Dunn nee Shearer of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Ken Dunn, passed away peacefully surrounded by family, at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre on Friday, March 2, 2018 at the age of 92 years. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Pastor Rodger Halvorsen officiating. A Private Family Graveside will be held in the Archmount Cemetery.

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Gladys Galt Redfern

1921 – 2018

With great sadness we announce the death of Gladys ‘Glady’ Redfern on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the age of 97 years. Gladys was born, raised and lived the greater part of her life in Lethbridge. She attended Central School and Branksome Hall in Toronto to complete her secondary education. She trained as a lab technician in Minneapolis, Minnesota and was later employed at the Lethbridge Galt Hospital. In 1943, she married Cecil Redfern of Belleville, Ontario, a flight lieutenant with the RCAF. They settled in Lethbridge and raised three children, Jon, Cathy and Joan, who survive them. Gladys was an avid and prize-winning golfer and curler. She was known as a formidable bridge player and elegant dresser. Socially active, she was a founding member of the local chapter of the YWCA, the first woman trustee of the Lethbridge and District School Board, a member of the Lethbridge Community College Board, a volunteer for Meals on Wheels, and a lifetime member of the Lethbridge Country Club. She was proud of being named to the Lethbridge Sports Hall of Fame as a representative for the Alberta Senior Ladies’ curling team. Gladys will be remembered and cherished for her kindness, warmth, generosity and wit. A reception to celebrate Gladys’ life will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, March 9, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. A Private Family Interment will be held.

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CHRISTIAN HOLZWARTH, of Lethbridge, passed away on Tuesday, March 5th, 2018 at the age of 82 years.

Arrangements will be announced when completed.

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Merle Hein

1928 – 2018

Mrs. Merle Alice Hein, loving wife of the late Stanley Hein and beloved mother of Kent Hein (Jan), Murray Hein and Corliss Robb (Doug), left this life on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the age of 89 years. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, AB with Reverend Hugh Jack officiating. A Graveside Service will take place at a later date in Merle’s final resting place in Rocky Mountain House. Donations are gratefully accepted by the Alzheimer Society of Canada, 740 – 4 Ave. S., Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 0N9.

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Ms. Pauline Nalder (nee Stevens) of Lethbridge, passed away on Sunday, March 4, 2018. She is survived by her best friend Kay Hadlington, sister Elaine Meisner, brother Kent (Vicki), sister-in-law Rae Stevens, and several nieces, nephews and extended family members. She was predeceased by her parents L.F. (Slim) and Geneva Stevens, brother Gordon Stevens and brother-in-law Clarence Meisner. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13 St. North, Lethbridge, AB. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial donations to Asthma Canada, 401-124 Merton Street, Toronto, ON M4S 2Z2

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Neil Manning

1931- 2018

Mr. Neil Manning, beloved husband of Mrs. Phyllis Manning, passed away on Monday, March 5, 2018 at the age of 86 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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May Ohno, beloved wife of the late Mr. Shigemi Ohno, passed away at St. Michaels Palliative Care on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at the age of 88. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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Thomas Snee, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Betty-Ann Snee, and loving father to Lisa, Jennie, Alan, Kerri-Beth, Kyle, Caleb, passed away on March 4, 2018 at the age of 70. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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HERBERT “HERB” THIELEN, of Coutts, beloved husband of Jean Thielen, passed away peacefully at the Milk River Health Centre on Sunday, March 4, 2018 at the age of 87 years.

A Prayer Service will be held at ST. PETER’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 321 Main Street, Milk River, AB, on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 7:00 P.M. with Father Benedicto Tugano IV officiating.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. PETER’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, on Monday, March 12, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Benedicto Tugano celebrating.

A Private Family Interment will be held at the Coutts Cemetery.

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