January 22nd, 2021

Friday, October 10, 2014

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on October 10, 2014.

On Thursday morning, October 9, 2014, MAXINE DUDLEY BRIDGE passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, at the Raymond Hospital. Maxine is survived by Jack, her loving husband of 65 years, their eight children: Grayden (Claudia); John (Bonnie); Kaye (Phil) Merrill; Alan (Colleen); Dianne (Dave) Jardine; Barbara (Ron) Fromm; Bob (Julie); Becky (Marc) Rompain; their 39 grandchildren; and 59 great grandchildren; her sister Mary Tanner; her brother Dennis Dudley; and her brother Alan (Patricia) Dudley. She was predeceased by her parents Wallace and Mary Dudley, her sister Phyllis Kaye Dudley, her grandsons Paul Bridge and Locke Arrington, and her granddaughter Kaitlyn Bridge. Maxine was born on April 21, 1926 in Magrath, Alberta. She was the third daughter of five children. Her young life was spent on the farm in Magrath where she was blessed to develop the solid foundation for a life of service to her family, friends, neighbors and church, as evidenced by her wide circle of friends. Maxine¹s and Jack¹s lives have been blessed by their membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The highlight of their church service was a mission that they served in the Seoul Korea Temple in 1995. No tribute could be more eloquent than the overwhelming love and respect which we as a family have for our Mother. We are very grateful for the exceptional care Mom received from the Staff at Prairie Ridge Lodge and the Raymond Hospital. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus of Latter-day Saints, TAYLOR STREET CHAPEL, 221 North, 400 West, Raymond, with Bishop Craig Palmer officiating. Friends may meet the family prior to the service at the church from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.
Interment to follow in the Temple Hill Cemetery, Raymond.

It is with great sadness that WILLIAM ROSS EAGLE PLUME – ³Natosiina² was called home by our Creator on Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 on the Blood Reserve. Ross is survived by his wife and friend, Brenda Eagle Plume; his precious children: Marilyn (Tario) Heavy Runner, Lydia (Quinton) Shot Both Sides, Nicole (Tia) Eagle Plume, Marcus Eagle Plume, Tabitha (Jabeer) Eagle Plume and Myles Eagle Plume; his special adopted grandson, Princeton; He leaves to mourn his parents: Bruce and Ann Marie Wolf Child; his siblings: Everett Eagle Plume, Corine (Randall) Eagle Plume, Leanne (Alfred) Wolf Child, Nada Wolf Child, Stephanie Wolf Child, Monte (Winter) Wolf Child, Lacey Eagle Plume, Mason Wolf Child, Ian (Crystal) Wadsworth, Cindy Many Guns, Penny Many Guns; numerous special nieces and nephews. Ross was predeceased by his father, the late William Sandy Eagle Plume; sisters: Marilyn and Lori Eagle Plume; niece & nephew Angie and Dexter Eagle Plume; aunties: Annie Devine, Bibian Eagle Child, Alice Black Rabbit, Pauline Three Persons, Yvonne and Harvena Wadsworth; uncles: Claude Eagle Plume, Frank Eagle Plume, and Phillip Wadsworth; maternal grandparents: Steven & Kitty Wadsworth; paternal grandparents: Willy ³Atsiistina² Eagle Plume and Lily Spotted Bull; great grandparents Natosiina and Sikskiakii (Dark Faced Woman). Ross attended school on the Blood Indian Reserve during his earlier life and continued his education at Red Crow Community College, Life Skills program in Calgary, and he also attended Grouard Vocational School. Ross was a Third Year Journeyman Painter and worked in numerous construction day jobs in Calgary and also in Brooks on the pipeline, Charlton and Hill as a Roofer and worked for several years restoring the Lougheed House in Calgary, AB. He also worked at the Calgary Stampede for several years. He was a proud supporter of fastball and his team, ³The Moses Lake Rangers². He also played with the ³Levern Blues² and ³Eagle Whistle² and won third place at the Canadian Fastball League in 1999 with his brother ³Porky² and nephew Dexter. Among his hobbies were: beading, reading, music, fastball, and fishing. Ross will be greatly missed by all who knew him. May the Creator guide him home.
The Family Service will be held at the Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Friday, October 10th from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. A Wake Service will follow at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Friday, October 10th from 7:00 p.m. continuing all night. The Funeral Service will be held at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Saturday, October 11th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in St. Paul¹s Cemetery. Email condolences to: legacycardston@gmail.com

SYLVIA JANE EDWARDS, beloved wife of Clarence Edwards, passed away peacefully in Taber on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at the age of 73 years. Jane was the only daughter of the late Joseph and Grace Buchan, and was born on May 11, 1941 in Lethbridge. Jane is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, and their four children: Terry (Melynda) of San Antonio, Texas, Peggy (Bob) Hurd of Lethbridge, Julie (Randy) Fajnor of Taber, Greg (Tina) of Stirling, fifteen grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Jane was also predeceased by her half-brother Thomas (Joan) Buchan of Vancouver. Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family prior to the service at the LDS Barnwell Chapel, on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, BARNWELL CHAPEL, on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Bishop Scott Nelson officiating. Interment to follow at the Barnwell Cemetery. The family wishes to express their gratitude for the care given by all the staff at The Good Samaritan Society Lindenview home in Taber.

1916 ~ 2014
Mr. Evan Gushul of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Hazel Gushul, passed away on October 7, 2014 at the age of 98 years.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. South, Lethbridge, AB, with Reverend Trevor Potter, officiating. Send condolences atwww.mbfunerals.com.

1923 ~ 2014
Mrs. Marjorie Miller of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Frank Miller, passed away on October 8, 2014 at the age of 91 years.
Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.

HOWARD EMILE ROWLEY, beloved husband of the late Mary Rowley of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, October 6, 2014 at the age of 87 years. A Memorial Mass will be held at ST. MARTHA’S CATHOLIC CHURCH – 355 Columbia Road West, Lethbridge, Alberta on Friday, October 10, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Roque Pereira 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

Following a courageous battle with cancer this past year, we sadly announce the passing of our brother Tom in Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, B.C. on Oct. 3, 2014 at the age of 64. Tom was born on Dec. 27, 1949 in Lethbridge where he was raised. In his adult life, he resided between Lethbridge and Vancouver. He leaves behind his 7 siblings to mourn his passing: Karen (Tom) Smart, Gay (Bob) Sauerwein, Ted (Marlist) Sillito, Judy (Gary) Wojtowicz, Rhonda Hamilton, Tyler (Macket) Martinuk, and Randy (Wendy) Martinuk, plus numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Tom was predeceased by his father Nick Martinuk in 1975, and by his mother Ruby (Sillito) Martinuk in 2007. A private memorial graveside service will be held in Lethbridge at a later date.

GREG VAN DE BENNET, beloved husband of Karen Van de Bennet of Lethbridge, AB., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at the age of 48 years. Besides his loving wife Karen, he is survived by his mother Emily Van De Bennet, brothers; Jeff (Evie), Marc, and Joey, his nephew Tate, and niece Tia. Greg is survived by Karen’s daughter Candice (Rodney) Miller as well as many extended family members. Greg was predeceased by his father Joseph Van De Bennet in 1991. Greg graduated from the Lethbridge College Business Administration Program in 1997. He worked in the Hotel/Motel industry for 17 years. He loved his wife and family very much.
Greg will be deeply missed. A Visitation will be held Prior to Service. A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta, on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. with Bishop Don Gibb officiating.
Cremation to Follow.
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

Georann Nicole Williams-Freeman of Lethbridge Alberta, beloved daughter of Lori Williams-Freeman and the late Richard Williams- Freeman, passed away suddenly on the 7th of October 2014 at the age of 21 years. Besides her loving mother Lori, Georann is survived by her grandfathers, William Pruegger and Robert Williams-Freeman, her great aunt Annie Davis and her aunts and uncles, Gail Slen and Dan Sudo, Shirley and Bruce Fowler, Carol and Grant Williams-Freeman, Barbara Williams-Freeman, Becky and Kerry Williams-Freeman, Lianne and Dana Williams-Freeman and numerous cousins and their families. Besides her loving father, Georann was predeceased by her grandmothers, Annabelle (Bradley/McIlvanie) Pruegger and Georgina (Davis) Williams-Freeman and her uncle Garth Slen. Georann was a vibrant and amazing young lady who will shine in all our hearts forever. Family and Friends are invited to a Graveside Service at 1:00 P.M., on Friday, October 10th, 2014 at Union Cemetery, Fort Macleod, AB with Dr. Bruce Martin, Officiating.

Norma Cleland
1927 – 2014
Norma Anne Cleland of Bow Island, passed away peacefully in Lethbridge on the morning of Friday, October 3, 2014 just one month shy of her 87 birthday after a lengthy battle with failing health. The Funeral Service will be held at St. Andrew’s United Church, 139 – 2 Avenue West, Bow Island on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Sheila McLeod officiating. A private family burial will follow at the Bow Island Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com <http://www.southlandfuneral.com&gt; . Left to mourn and celebrate her life are her loving children Del (Vicki) Cleland of Fernie, British Columbia, Owen (Cynthia) Cleland of Bow Island, Eleanor Cleland (Carl Lavhey) of Medicine Hat, Stuart (Arlene) Cleland of Tilley, Cameron (Susan) Cleland of Taber and Jennifer (Roger) Penner of Lethbridge. As an ongoing part of her legacy, she is also survived by sixteen grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. Norma is also survived by her sisters Helen (Ted) Ames of Pincher Creek and Gwen (Al) Ames of Terrace, British Columbia and brother Len (Donna) Simpson of Edmonton. She was predeceased by her loving husband Walter Cleland, infant daughter Lori Kathryn, parents William and Jean Simpson and older brother Ron Simpson.
Norma was born in Pincher Creek on November 2, 1927, and grew up on the Simpson farm near Twin Butte in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains near the Waterton Lakes Dam. She attended Utopia country school from grades one to nine and completed her secondary education in Pincher Creek. Her passion for learning inspired her to become a teacher and was sustained throughout her life. Upon graduation she attended Normal School in Calgary to obtain her teaching certification, which she upgraded to a professional designation in 1972. She taught at Bow Island Elementary School for several years and continued to substitute teach well after her retirement from fulltime teaching. Norma treasured a career in education for over thirty years and was highly respected for her influence on her students. She met the love of her life, Walter Cleland in 1945 and they were married in the Fishburn United Church on August 9, 1947. They lived in the Cowley area and Norma started her teaching career in Tennessee and Spring Ridge schools. Shortly thereafter they moved to the Pincher Creek area where Walter embarked on a life in the agriculture industry and they started their family. They moved to Taber in 1955. In 1962 they moved the family to Bow Island where Norma and Walter farmed and remained for the rest of their lives. Norma was an independent, hardworking and non-traditional woman of her generation who left a rich and far reaching legacy for her family and the Bow Island community. She was self-less in her commitment of service to others and possessed a vitality that supported her efforts. Norma was a faithful member of the United Church and served in many capacities. She volunteered on the Bow Island Minor Baseball, Hockey Association and Figure Skating Association for decades. She also represented on various provincial sport councils. She coached girls and boys in hockey and baseball and in 1968 embarked on a coaching pursuit that inspired girls/women in slow pitch for twenty five years. Norma¹s teams enjoyed success at the Southern Alberta Summer Games and at provincial and national levels of competition for many years. Her dedication to coaching and promotion of sport were acknowledged when awarded runner up Coach of the Year by the Alberta Baseball Association in 1972, Max Gibb award for her significant contribution to the Southern Alberta Summer Games in 1980, Alberta Amateur Softball Association Coach of the Year in 1986, Olympic Spirit Coach of the Year in 1988 and finally was inducted into the Alberta Amateur Softball Association Hall of Fame in 1995.
Norma enjoyed reading, playing cards, art, current events, watching sports and good conversation. Her home was adorned with beautiful flowers every summer and she had a special love of white daisies. Norma was sentimental and steeped in tradition. Her baking talents including cinnamon buns, hot cross buns, homemade pies, butter tarts, twisties and her famous chocolate cake graced our family gatherings and will be fondly remembered. She was a loyal and steadfast friend to many and cherished the relationships she shared with her brothers and sisters and Walter¹s family. Norma was the matriarch of a large family and she saw this as her greatest purpose and purest joy. Together with Walter, she created a wonderful home, a safe haven, where her children and grandchildren were deeply loved and instilled with rich family values and meaningful traditions. She was a good listener, provided good advice when asked and was a soft place to fall when life got hard. Mom was highly principled and possessed strength of conviction, but her strength was quiet, supported by a nurturing and generous spirit. She was a beautiful woman and graceful and dignified in all that she undertook. Mom enriched, inspired and influenced every part of our lives. Her legacy of love and family and the way she delivered that legacy with such pure, selfless devotion will live on in our hearts forever. May God bless and keep you Mom, until we meet again. We love you.
If friend so desire, memorial tributes in Norma¹s name may be made directly to St. Andrew¹s United Church, Box 36, Bow Island, Alberta T0K 0G0. Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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