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Saturday, March 28, 2015

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on March 30, 2015.

Gerry Albert
1917 – 2015
Germaine Celina Albert (nee Ferdais) of Fort Macleod, formerly of Taber, passed away on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at the age of 97 years. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, 5009 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. Burial to follow at the Union Cemetery, Fort Macleod at 12:30 P.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com. Gerry is survived by her brothers Wilfrid (Susan) Ferdais of High River, Joseph Ferdais of Elnora as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Although Gerry never had any children of her own, she sponsored numerous foster children in poverty stricken countries for over fifty years. She was predeceased by her parents Joseph and Emma Ferdais; five sisters and brothers-in-law Theresa (Jim) Bell, Marion (Gary) Barten, Agnes (Bob) Rose, Alphonsine “Al” (Hugh) Mackintosh and Rose (Bill Currie/John Alsgard); brothers Eugene and Armand Ferdais. Gerry was born at home on the Joseph and Emma Ferdais farm, south of Fort Macleod in December 1917. She was educated in the Waterton District School and later at the Macleod School. As a young adult she did domestic work on several farms in the Fort Macleod and Granum areas; followed by three enjoyable years serving food to young airforce trainees at the Macleod air training base canteen during WWII. She later lived in Pincher Creek and worked many years in the food services industry. In the mid ‘50’s, Gerry went to Fort Vermilion in northern Alberta where she took out a farm homestead. In the late 1950’s she trained and became a “nursing aide” (LPN). She worked her entire nursing career at the Taber General Hospital, mainly in the maternity ward. After her retirement she spent much of her time travelling to many places she had always wanted to see. Gerry was an active member of the CWL for fifty years. Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

Gloria Bell

1958 – 2015

Ms. Gloria Dian Bell of Lethbridge passed away at the Edith Cavell Care Centre on Friday, March 20, 2015 at the age of 56 years. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB with Reverend Glenda Wert, officiating. Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.

Donna Dorothy Glock

1937 – 2015

Our dear Mother, Donna Dorothy Glock, of Lethbridge, Alberta, passed away peacefully at the Edith Cavell Care Center on Sunday, March 8th, 2015 at 78 years old. A Visitation will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL. Please join us in celebrating Donna Dorothy Glock’s life. In lieu of flowers, those who wish to may donate to the Lethbridge Humane Society, Box 783, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 3Z6 or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Box 2211, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 4K7. Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.


MATILDA MARY HOLCEK passed away at St. Therese Villa, Lethbridge on Friday, March 27, 2015 at the age of 88 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.


TIMOTHY GLEN & ROXANNE NONA EAGLE SPEAKER (BLOOD), husband and wife, passed away in Stand Off, AB on March 20th, 2015.

Roxanne was born June 10, 1973 in Cardston, AB. She attended Saipoyi, Fort Macleod, Cardston and Kainai High School. She also attended Red Crow Community College. Her great grandfather, Steve Oka, gave her a Blackfoot name “Kowaisiyaakii”. She was a hard worker and worked at various places as a short order cook and odd jobs. Roxy was a homemaker who loved to cook and sew. She always wanted to learn how to do beadwork. She enjoyed listening to her music while cleaning house and would often end up dancing in her living room. She met the love of her life, Timmy Eagle Speaker, in 1992. They have four beautiful children: Travis, Justin, Timmy Jr, and Mia whom they cherish.; adopted daughter Vada Blood; adopted sons: Vance & Keegan Chief Moon. Roxy and Tim opened their home to everyone. Roxy had a big heart for her family and friends, including her children¹s friends. She was excellent at working with the elderly and handicapped children. She and Tim were quite busy cheering on their children at basketball games. Mia, Roxy¹s daughter, loved to sing and talk with her Mom. Mia enjoyed listening to her mom¹s stories about her childhood. Toxy was extremely proud of Mia, who was crowned Saipoyi Indian Princess. Roxy was well loved and will be dearly missed by her home community. Besides her children, Roxy is survived by her parents Shirley (Wilfred) Blood – Calling Last; brother Lanny; sister Cherice Calling Last; aunties Sadie Bruised Head, Karen Bottle, Jennifer Weasel Head, Delories Bull Calf, Delores Scout, Sally (Marlon) Eagle Speaker; uncles Andrew (Holly) Bull Calf, Johnny (Bonita) Blood, Sandy Blood, Leroy (Regina) Hunt, Moses (Shelly) Spear Chief; great uncle Gordon Plain Woman; great auntie Rita Spear Chief; other relatives include the following families – Blood, Many Fingers, Bare Shin Bone, Eagle Child, Russell, Bruised Head, Willows, Fox, Pace, Williams, Plain Woman, Scout, Tailfeathers, McDonald, Red Crow, Black Forehead, Bad Arm, Bull Calf, Wadsworth, Hunt, Big Head, Buckskin, Black Water, Standing Alone, Young Pine, Connelly (USA), Marchant (USA), English, Soop, Brewer, Yellow Old Woman. Roxy was predeceased by a son Justin (2012), grandparents Charlie & Catherine Blood; great grandfather Charlie Blood Sr. (Marchant); maternal great grandparents Herbert & Martha Bull Calf; aunties Sharon, Lorna, & Emily Blood; uncle Charles Blood III; great aunties Maude Calling Last, Annie Bare Shin Bone, Alice Willows; cousin Billy Scout. Timothy Glenn Eagle Speaker was born on July 22, 1968 in Cardston, AB. Timothy spent his life on the Blood Reserve. He attended Standoff Elementary School; he later attended St. Mary’s Residential School. This is where he had the opportunity to play and excel at numerous sports, but his greatest passion was in basketball. He played with the Kainai Braves. One of his other passions was horses, he loved to help his uncles train race horses. He was a very artistic individual who put a lot of his heart into all of his art pieces. He was a kind hearted person and was a real character who loved to play tricks on all his loved ones. He loved to make everyone around him laugh. Tim met the love his life Roxanne Eagle Speaker (Blood) at a very young age. He was a very loving and devoted father. Through thick and thin, Tim and Roxanne were always at each other¹s side. They were blessed with five very beautiful children. They ware a basketball family. They were their children¹s biggest supporters and absolutely their children¹s number one fans. Kainai high school had bought him a warrior¹s jacket because he was such a great supporter of the team. Timothy is survived by his children; paternal grandmother Pauline ES; father Morton (Joan) ES; brothers Jason (Sabrina), Wade (Starly), Clarence (Trish) BW, Lance B; sister Tina Beans, Edna, Anita (Gary) B, Jolie (Fagen), Lydia (Emersin), Sherri and Sheila, Arlene (Todd), Debbra TM, Sherri (Russell) BW; uncles Tyrone, Symore, Cliffton (Toby); auntie Moms Marilyn (Charlie),Randa (Danny), Brenda (Tina); aunties Ruth, Abby, Jennifer, Deloris, Gloria Ann; Great Uncles Frank (Sylvia), Pete (Wanda), Wayne (Dianne); Great Aunts Theresa (Tony) F, Theresa P, Leona, Elizabeth, Lulu Muskego. Timothy is predeceased by his son Justin. His mother Loretta. Great grandparents Patrick SR (Paula), Charles (Julia) ES, Laurie (Minnie). Grandparents Patrick JR (Annie) WH, Orton ES. His brothers Murdis ES, Gilbert BS Jr. his sister Gina. His Uncles Fred, David (Jughead), Charlie WH, Moses, Dean, Mike Steele, David ES, Mike Oka Sr, Clifford ES, Glenn ES. His aunts Marlene, Julia ES, Joanne H, Kim ES, Helen (Martin) M, Margret (Jack) MB. A Wake Service will be held at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Sunday, March 29th from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m . The Funeral Service will be held at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Monday, March 30th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in St. Catherine¹s Cemetery, Blood Reserve. Email condolences to: legacycardston@gmail.com


PHILOMENA LITTLE BEAR, passed away at the Cardston Hospital on Sunday, March 23, 2015 at the age of 76 years. A Funeral Service will be held at ST. PAUL’S ANGLICAN CHURCH – Cardston, Alberta, on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. with viewing starting at 11:00 A.M. Reverend Tipper to officiate. Interment to follow at One Spot Cemetery, Old Agency, Blood Reserve, Alberta.\


PERCY PANTHER BONE, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at the age of 48 years. The Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at ST. MARY’S IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, Blood Reserve, Alberta on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Pawel Andrasz O.M.I, Celebrant. Interment to take place following the Celebration at St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Stand Off, AB. The Feast will be held at the Old Saipoyi School Gym.
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


JAMES R. ROBINSON, age 66, passed away on March 25th, 2015 in Lethbridge at the Chinook Regional Hospital, with loved ones by his side. James is survived by Beverly Robinson, his loving wife of 48 years. Jim was born on August 1st, 1948 in Goderich, ON, to Alf and Ethel Robinson and was the youngest of 12. On March 25th, 1967 Jim married the love of his life, Bev. Together they had four children, James Jr., Joey, Randy and Tilly (Rick) Sauter. Jim was an awesome and loving grandpa to his precious grandchildren: Amanda, Jimmy-Rae, Melody, Natasha, Devon, and Zak. He is survived by his brothers Bill, Gary, and Jerald as well as his family scattered across Canada. Jim was a simple man who cared most about family and pursuing passions in life. Jim’s passion for antiquing began while studying at Conestoga College. Other passions included the great outdoors, music, and meeting with friends. A Celebration of Jim’s life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB. on Monday, March 30th, 2015 at 1:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to offset funeral costs and they may be forwarded to 2825 32nd Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1K – 7B1.
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

Barbara Simmons

1923 – 2015

Mrs. Barbara MacDonald Simmons of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Robert Simmons, passed away on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at the age of 91 years. A Funeral Service will be held at 3:00 pm on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at MCKILLOP UNITED CHURCH, 2329-15 Ave. S., Lethbridge, AB. In lieu of Flowers, donation can be made to The Lethbridge Society for Meals on Wheels, c/o LSCO, 500 11th Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 4G7. Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.

Hubert “Bert” Stubbington

1925 – 2015

Mr. Hubert Stubbington of Lethbridge, beloved companion of Ms. Mariel Selk, passed away on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at the age of 90 years. Bert was born on March 22, 1925 in Empress, Alberta. In 1930 he moved to Glaslyn, Saskatchewan in a covered wagon. He attended school at Fernwood for four years and returned to Empress. In 1936, he returned to Glaslyn, Saskatchewan where he worked on many farms and ranches until 1939, when he then moved to East Coulee, Alberta where he worked in the coal mines. In 1942, Bert joined the Army and served in WWII. On D Day, he landed on Juno Beach and on July 25 he was taken as a Prisoner of War. In 1945, he returned to Canada and was discharged. In 1950, he re-enlisted, and in April of 1953 deployed to Korea. From 1954 – 1961 he served as Military Police Officer, and was then discharged. He was the Superintendent of security for the Edmonton Exhibition and Western Canada Racing Association. Bert served as a police officer over the years in various cities and towns, such as Athabasca, Sylvan Lake, and Warner. In 1974 they moved to Lethbridge and he worked as commissionaire and started volunteer work with neighborhood watch until retirement. Bert is survived by his daughter Sharon Fisette; sons Jerry (Carla) Stubbington, David (Karen) Stubbington and Daryl Stubbington; step-children Sharon (Steve) Ivanics, Marianne (Gary) Paskuski, Barry, Dave, Danny, Roger, Tom, Alan (Penny); sister Daphne Courtney; and several grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his three brothers Victor, Wilfred and Brian; his three sisters Margorie, Yvonne and Dorothy; step-daughter Kathy Selk Esslinger. A Private family Graveside Service will be held at Mountain View Cemetery in the Field of Honour. Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.

David Young

1945 – 2015

Mr. David Young, beloved husband of Mrs. Lisa Young, passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at the age of 70 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed. Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.

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