By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on January 29, 2015.
KATHLEEN “Kay” MATKIN ANDERSON, beloved wife of the late Harold Anderson, passed away in Milk River on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at the age of 94 years. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, COUTTS CHAPEL, with Bishop Nathan Kyler officiating. Friends may meet the family prior to the service from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Interment to follow in the Milk River Cemetery.
At the grand age of 96 Robert Yates Burles passed away on a warm and windy day, January 24, 2015, in Pincher Creek, Alberta. Bob was born on December 10, 1918, the sixth child of homesteaders Percy and Elizabeth Burles. He was the first of their nine children to be born in the hospital in Pincher Creek instead of at home. He was baptized in St. MartinÂ¹s Anglican Church, which was later moved to Heritage Park in Calgary. Bob grew up on Cabin Creek Ranch in the Porcupine Hills north of Cowley and attended the one-room Olin Creek School. A horse he was riding to school slipped on a frosty bridge and broke BobÂ¹s foot. Shortly after his foot healed, it happened again: same horse, same bridge, same foot.
Bob signed up for service in World War II, but the riding accidents left him unable to wear army boots. He stayed on Cabin Creek Ranch, a place he loved, taking over from his parents. In 1950 Bob married Mary-Jo Hutchinson, a teacher at Olin Creek School. As a wedding gift, his parents gave them the Mason & Risch family piano. He played by ear with a rolling style. He loved to dance. He also played guitar and he sang beautifully. Neighbours on the other side of the Oldman River could hear him singing Streets of Laredo, Down in the Valley and other classics on the tractor or on horseback. His youngest daughter Gillian inherited the Burles family piano. Bob and Mary-Jo raised six childrenâ€¹three girls and three boys. Mary-Jo said if the army had known about BobÂ¹s ability to walk and walk and walk with a child on his shoulders they might have let him join with cowboy boots. Bob raised Hereford cattle on the family homestead and he expanded Cabin Creek Ranch with more land. He was secretary-treasurer of the North Fork Livestock Association for thirty-two years, ran cattle in the Gap and was part of the round up every fall. He was also a member of the Waldron Grazing Co-operative and served on the board as a director from 1982 Â – 88. Bob was a naturalist with a deep connection to Cabin Creek Ranch, nature and the landscape of the Porcupine Hills. It meant a lot to him that two of his sons, Mark & Warren, took over Cabin Creek Ranch, with Mark and his wife Monica raising their children on the ranch Bob loved. Bob observed and recorded weather data for the government for fifty years. He was a Charter member of the Cowley Lions Club and served as President for one term. He was also a deacon in St. MartinÂ¹s Anglican Church and sang in the choir. He was a rancher, a well-read one with an interest in archaeology, geology and history. After retirement he volunteered with the Oxfam FarmersÂ¹ Brigade in Nicaragua. His love of music took Bob to the opera in Calgary and to cowboy poetry gatherings to hear his oldest son play and sing. He visited his adult children in Nunavut, Germany and the NWT, packing furs, exploring castles on the Rhine and cruising Great Slave Lake, generally having fun. When someone commented the drive to Yellowknife was long, he said, “Yes, but IÂ¹m good company, you know.” Laughter was his trademark. He was very good company. Left to mourn the passing of a true gentleman are his children, Noel (Audrey) at Fort McMurray, AB, Jacquelyn (Ben) at Yellowknife, NT, Warren at Kugluktuk, NU, Mark (Monica) at Cowley, AB, Heather (Gerd) at Chilliwack, BC and Gillian (Brian) at Yellowknife, NT, numerous grandchildren and a few great-grandchildren, as well as neighbours and friends. He was predeceased by his wife Mary-Jo in 2009, an infant son Lyndon in 1963, and his sister and seven brothers. In retirement Bob volunteered at the Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may donate to: Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village. P.O. Box 1226, Pincher Creek, AB. TOK 1W0. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 P.M., on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at ST. JOHNÂ¹S ANGLICAN CHURCH, St. John Avenue & Main Street, Pincher Creek, Alberta, with Sylvia Faoro, Officiating.
MARY JANE JOHNSON
1928 ~ 2015
Mrs. Mary Jane Johnson of Lethbridge, (formerly of Aden), beloved wife of the late Mr. George Johnson, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at the age of 86 years.
She was born on February 14, 1928 in Grass Range, Montana, moved to Spring Coulee where she took her education, and then moved to Milk River in 1945. While in Milk River, she met and later married George Johnson in 1948. In 1953 they moved to Aden, and there they had 6 children, Linda, Doug, Shirley, Bill, Jean and Tom. She has resided in Lethbridge for the past five years. Mary is survived by her children Linda (Berv) Pollard of Grand Prairie, Bill (Katie Ann) Johnson of Aden, Jean (Doug) McRae of Pincher Creek, Tom (Marilyn) Johnson of Aden, sisters Annabelle Johnson of Airdrie and Barbara Anderson of Lethbridge; son-in-law Roger (Patricia) Stennes of Iddesleigh, AB; 16 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her beloved husband George; son Doug; daughter Shirley; grandchildren Cherry and Darrell Johnson and three brothers and a sister.
Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 7-9pm on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S.. Lethbridge, AB. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, January 30, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB, with Lorne Moore, Heather Darley, Brady Anderson and Arnold Blonke, officiating.
Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge, AB. Send condolences at
GODFREY Â³GJÂ² RED CROW, beloved son of Velma and Godfrey, passed away at home on January 23rd, 2015 at the ageof 35 years. A Family Service will be held at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Friday, Jan. 30th from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. A Wake Service will be held at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Friday, Jan. 30th from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. MaryÂ¹s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve on Saturday, Jan. 31st at 11:00 a.m. Interment in St. CatherineÂ¹s Cemetery, Blood Reserve. Email condolences to: email@example.com
ROY DOUGLAS BROWN
July 16, 1944 – January 26, 2015
beloved husband of Dolores “Dee” Brown, of Milk River, AB, passed away at the Milk River Health Centre on Monday, January 26, 2015 at the age of 70 years. Besides his loving wife, he is survived by daughters Rena (Kevin) Russell, Leah (Barry) Pavcik, granddaughters Joelle, Dana and Zuzana. He is also survived by his siblings, David (Rose) Brown of Spirit River, AB, Lloyd (Jane) Brown of Bonnyville, AB, Alice (Eric) Weir of Edmonton, Betty (Duane) Brown of Innisfail, Sister-in-Law Edith (Elroy) O’Hara of Lethbridge, AB and Brother-in-Law Lloyd (Donna) Erickson of Turner Valley, Ab. as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Roy was predeceased by his parents Ted and Alice Brown and grandson Cody Russell. A Celebration of Life will be held at the MILK RIVER CIVIC CENTRE, 321 – 3rd Avenue N.E, Milk River, on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. with Reverend Marion Martin officiating.
Interment to take place following the Celebration of Life in the Milk River Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Coutts Fire Department, Box 236, Coutts, AB, T0K 0N0 or the Masinasin Fire Department, Box 750, Milk River, AB, T0K 1M0 or a fire department of your choice.
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1921 ~ 2015
Mr. Stuart Dickout of Lethbridge, beloved husband to Mrs. Anne Dickout, passed away peacefully on January 26, 2015 at the age of 93 years. Stuart was born in Iron Springs, on the family farm on October 28, 1921. He worked on the family farm with his dad and drove grader for the county for many years. During this time he met Anne, the love of his life. They were married on July 2, 1953 in Picture Butte and started their lives together in Iron Springs. They moved to many different towns in Southern Alberta until settling in Enchant and purchased the Enchant General Store. He developed a love for Enchant over the years and was instrumental in developing the Enchant Park, the Museum, and was a member of the Historical Society. His faith was very important to him and was an active member of the Evangelical Free Church until the time of his passing. Besides his loving wife Anne, Stuart is survived by his 3 children, Randy; Joy Gillard and her sons Cole and Cody (Jackie); and Gloria (Norm) Elaschuk and their daughter Anndie; sisters-in-law Janet Dickout, Lorraine Kish, Veronica Forbes and Marilyn Kish; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and their families. Stuart was predeceased by his parents Morley and Florence (nee Brady) Dickout; parents-in-law Andrew and Emerencz Kish; brothers Elmer and Clarence; sister Audrey; brothers-in-law Bud Hadford, Andrew Kish, Murray Forbes, and John Kish; sister-in-law Bernice Dickout. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at the EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH, 4717 Â 24 Ave South, Lethbridge with Pastor Jeffery Frostad officiating. Interment in the Archmount Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish may make memorial donations to the Southern Alberta Bible Camp, PO Box 99 Lomond, AB T0L 1G0. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com
HISAKO M. TAKAHASHI, beloved wife of 66 years to Shigeo B. Takahashi (deceased), passed away at St. MichaelÂ¹s Palliative Care Unit on Monday, January 26, 2015 at the age of 87 years. A special thanks to Dr. Benke, Jack Ady Cancer Centre and Dr. Kizuk, Palliser Medical Clinic, as well as the palliative care doctors, RN nurses and all other staff that made moms stay at St. MichaelÂ¹s Covenant Health Centre comfortable and friendly, along with a very positive environment for everyone. Hisako is remembered by her children: Wayne (June) Takahashi, Ina (Bob) Harris, Eldon (Dianne)Takahashi, Eileen (Dewey) Spitzer, Edie (Doug) Takahashi, Darcy McKenna (Pete- deceased), Lisa (Doug) Brown and 12 grandchildren and 22 1/2 great grandchildren. Hisako is also survived by her two brothers Mas (June) Takahashi and Paul Takahashi (Juanita- deceased). Hisako was born in Stave Falls, BC on November 21, 1927. After all of the children were born, HisakoÂ¹s parents moved the family to Vancouver, in a district called Kitsilano where she attended school at Henry Hudson School and Kitsilano High School and School of Commerce with other Japanese children. After the attack on Pearl Harbor of Japan her family sold everything they could, left immediately, and hopped on a train to Raymond, AB. She attended school in Welling, AB and went to Toronto School of Design in 1948, returned and married her sweetheart, “Shin” Takahashi on December 1, 1948. They farmed for many years, retired and moved to Lethbridge where they enjoyed their remaining years. Hisako and Shin enjoyed the company of “the gang”, who included Jack and Louise Nishiyama and Mas and Miyo Sunada. They did so many things together. She loved the karaoke singing groups, she helped them start singing clubs and she herself was able to entertain locally and had the opportunity to perform all over the world (Canada, USA and Japan). She loved all the family, great grandchildren and grandchildren. She loved to sing (performing), bowling (league), have high tea parties, go visit friends, phone those that needed a call and loved her rose garden and her little bench in her private garden. Most of all she loved her hats (oh so many of them). She had a special spirit about her and will be truly missed by everyone. We know she is dancing and singing and enjoying herself with Shin and other family members and friends. A Funeral Service will be held at SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH, 1011 Â 4TH Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 11:00 AM with Canon Erin Phillips officiating. Wheel chair access is available at the 11th street entrance into the church.
DECEMBER 11, 1929 ~ JANUARY 25, 2015
Zolten Sabo, beloved husband of Mona passed, away on January 25, 2015 at the age of 85 years after suffering from heart complications for the last 12 years. He is survived by his children Cindy (Jim Welsh), June Leman, Jerry Sabo (Jan Campbell); grandchildren Jodi (Derrick) Lillico (Shelby and James) Jason (Kristen) Welsh Dustan, Denver, Kendra (Joe) Leman; sisters Mary (Mike) Schneyder, Helen Heinonen, Carol Rosen, Rose (Doug) Oler; sisters-in-law Ann Sabo, LaRae (Harold) Gastola; brothers-in-law Aubrey (Deb) Fletcher, Murray (Gail) Fletcher as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Zolten was predeceased by his sister Betty Heinonen, brother Ron Sabo, brothers-in-law John and Leo Heinonen, Stan Rosen, parents Julius & Elizabeth Szabo and his father and mother-in-law Warren & Hazel Fletcher. Zolten was born in Raymond on December 11, 1929 and later the family moved to a farm in Barrhill area. He went to school in Barrhill and worked on the family farm. He married Mona Fletcher on April 5, 1956. He lived in Picture Butte, working Road Construction for several years. He then apprenticed at Bells Welding. After than he worked at Canadian Sugar factory in Picture Butte for 16 years then 1 _ years in Taber when the plant closed in Picture Butte. He worked for the Lethbridge Community College for 16 years until he retired. He was a 20 year member of the Picture Butte Volunteer Fire Department. He belonged to the Elks Club, Lions Club and was a Scout Leader. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing golf, camping, dancing, working on old cars and many other things! He especially loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, he will be deeply missed.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at the THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS (Near Enmax) 2410 – 28th Street South, Lethbridge, AB with Bishop Larry Schneyden, officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Box 2211, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4K7, or to a charity of oneÂ¹s choice.
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