October 28th, 2020

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2015


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on December 4, 2015.

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Raquel Del Socorro Barrantes

Raquel Del Socorro Barrantes of Lethbridge, beloved partner of Guadalupe Alonzo, passed away suddenly at Chinook Regional Hospital on December 1, 2015 at the age of 45 years.

Besides her loving partner she is survived by daughter Isabel Alonzo-Barrantes, son Audencio Alonzo-Barrantes, her father Jose Barrantes Sr., sister Dolores Barrantes, brothers Jose Barrantes Jr., Titzak Barrantes, Halley Barrantes, step-mother Aishield Barrantes, and step-brother Danilo Rodriguez.

Vigil Rites (Prayers) will be held at 3:00pm on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4th Street S. Lethbridge.

A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00am on Monday, December 7, 2015, at ST. BASILS CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604-13th Street N. Lethbridge. Interment to follow in the Royal View Cemetery.

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Curtiss Calf Robe Sr.

Míssámíkaíssi

“Long Time Squirrel”

1959 – 2015

Mr. Curtiss Calf Robe Sr. passed away at home on Monday, November 30, 2015 at the age of 56 years.

A Wake will be held between 6:00pm till 11:00pm on Sunday, December 6, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4th Street S. Lethbridge.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am on Monday, December 7, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL. Interment to follow in St. Paul’s Cemetery in Standoff, Alberta.

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Edna Carr

1925 – 2015

Mrs. Edna Carr of Milk River, beloved wife of the late Mr. John Carr, passed away on Thursday, December 3, 2015 at the age of 90 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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Helen Evjen

1936 – 2015

Helen Evjen of Coaldale, passed away on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at the age of 78 years.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at the EAGLE’S HALL, 631 13 Street North, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Pastor Rodger Halvorsen officiating.

Memorial donations in Helen’s honor may be made to the Lethbridge and District Humane Society, 2920 16 Avenue North, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1H 5E9.

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MATISZ WELLS

IRENE MARIE MATISZ WELLS passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015 at the age of 94 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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


OWENS

BARRY KEITH OWENS, son of Allen and Norma Owens. Born November 27, 1951 in Magrath, Alberta. Passed away on the family farm November 30, 2015.

Barry is survived by his loving wife Debra, sister Bev Coupal, sons Chad Owens and Cam (Alisha) Owens, 5 grand children; Jesse, Quincy, Allen James, Grayson, and Raylan and numerous nieces and nephews.

Barry attended elementary and high school in Magrath and went on to complete post secondary education at the Lethbridge Community College, graduating with a business degree in agriculture.

Barry married the love of his life Debra Morissette in 1973 and they moved to the family farm and started their lives together. Barry started his career at Triple E homes in Lethbridge, but when the plant closed he moved on to start in the excavating business as well as working on the family farm. As the excavating business and farming operations grew, his sons Cam and Chad joined the family business.

Barry excelled in all the athletics he played, but basketball, baseball, and hockey were his favorites. Barry went on to coach minor hockey in the community. Barry enjoyed spending as much time as he could with his family and became an avid water skier and especially loved fishing, the outdoors, and hunting. He lived to farm but the true love of his life was his wife Debra and his children and grand children.

Barry will be truly missed by all that knew him. As per Barry’s request there will not be a funeral.

A celebration on his life will be held at the Magrath Senior’s Center on Monday December 7th from 2-4P.M.

Email condolences to: legacycardston@gmail.com


Plaited Hair, Stephanie Cleo (Nee-Big Snake) Poo Kii Tsu Wa Kii “Little Beautiful Woman”.

Lord took our precious angel home on Saturday, November 28, 2015 after a lengthy illness at the Chinook Regional Hospital at the tender age of 52 years old. Poo Kii Tsu Wa Kii was partly raised by her grandparents; Albert Big Snake and Maggie Sun-Shoe Of Siksika, Alberta. Poo Kii Tsu Wa Kii resided in Siksika until she moved to Kainai with her mother Joan Brown Weasel where she met the love of her life Sydney Plaited Hair Jr. They spent 36 wonderful years together and resided in old agency were they raised their beautiful children; Chrystal, Sonny (Tracy), Angel, Lisa (Tommy), Brad (Nicole), Jessie (Jr.), Fernando (Olivia) and 24 precious grand children, 12 grand son’s and 12 grand daughter’s. Poo Kii Tsu Wa Kii had a heart of gold, always giving out unconditional love.

Survived by mother Joan Brown Weasel, Brother; Stewart (Lynn) Brown Weasel, Jason (Charmain) Brown Weasel, Wesley Brown Weasel, Ira Brown Weasel, Sister’s; Francine Big Snake, Theresa (Eric) Brown Weasel And Bernadetter (Joe Stan) Eagle Bear. Aunties; Teresa (Wallace) Bear Chief, Rosemare Poor Eagle, Betty (William) Poor Eagle, Joan (Lawrence) Poor Eagle. Uncles; Douglas Poor Eagle.

Predeceased by her father Clement Poor Eagle, and Adopted Father Gregory Brown Weasel, Brother Rodney Brown Weasel. Extended family on Stephanie’s side; Big Snake, Poor Eagle,Roselyn Breaker & Family, Late Audrey Crane & Family, Doore, Own Chief, Wolf Leg, Robinson, Big Eye, Storm, Bear Shirt, Good Eagle, Stanley, Cayanne, Sitting Eagle.

A family service will be held at 5:00 p.M. On december 4, 2015 at Eden’s Funeral Home, 2424 5th Ave Fort Macleod, Ab, followed by a wake service between 7:00 p.m. till 11:00 p.m. At the old Saipoyi Gym, Stand Off, AB.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. On December 5th, 2015 at St. Mary Church, Stand Off, AB, with Father Pawel Andrasz Officiating. Interment to follow at St. Catherine’s cemetery.


PLOMP, Catherine “Elaine”

(nee Patterson) October 21, 1927 – Rockglen, SK November 30, 2015 – Calgary, AB

Elaine Plomp passed away peacefully on November 30th, 2015 at 88 years. Elaine is survived by her daughters, Cheryl Rowlandson (Wayne) and Nancy Plomp; grandchildren, Ben Rowlandson, Carrie Rowlandson, Clayton Whatmore (Courtney), Jamie Hardy and Chance Plomp– Schweitzer; granddaughter-in-law, Jennie Johansson; great- grandchildren, Alex Rowlandson, Randal and Gavin Hardy and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her loving husband Albert (Dutch), her daughter Wendy and her brothers Jim and Jack Patterson. Elaine was a graduate from Western Canada High School and told her grandchildren stories about how she would take her time getting to her classes when baseball games were being broadcast. Her greatest joys were spending time with family, reading novels and cheering on the Blue Jays. She enjoyed crafts especially folk art painting. Dutch and Elaine spent many years travelling. They especially enjoyed their time at the condo in Sidney, BC. At Elaine’s request there will be a private family service. Please forward condolences through http://www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends or family so desire, donations in her memory can be made to a charity of choice. In living memory of Elaine Plomp, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.


POELMAN

“Blessed are those who dwell in your house; they are ever praising you.” Psalm 84: 4

It is with sadness, but not without hope, that we announce that Annie Poelman (nee Sinnema) was called home to her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, at the age of 88 years.

Annie was born in Granum on December 26, 1926, she was the third of seven children born to Evert and Detje Sinnema. Her family moved to the Granum area where she met and married Klaas Poelman on November 18, 1947. Together they farmed and raised their family east of Granum before moving to Lethbridge in 2002. She lived her faith in all that she did and was an active member of her church. She loved Bible study, gardening, sewing and reading. Her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were truly a blessing to her and she was very involved in their lives. She will be greatly missed.

Annie is lovingly remembered by her loving husband for 68 years, Klaas and two sons, George (Shirley) of Granum and Chuck (Doris) of Abbotsford, along with 16 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren.

Annie is also remembered by her sister, Jennie Bajema; brothers-in-law, Ralph (Wilma) Poelman and Bill (Hetty) Poelman; sisters-in-law, Edith Sinnema, Henrietta Wierenga and Jennie Williamson. She was predeceased by her infant son, George; three brothers, Case, Bill and Peter, and two infant sisters.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Annie to Rehoboth Christian Ministries (Box 1312, Coaldale, AB, T1M 1N1)

Visitation will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 – Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Friday, December 4th, 2015 from 6:30 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

A graveside service will be held at Royal View Cemetery on Saturday, December 5th at 12 P.M. Those wishing to attend please meet at the TRINITY REFORMED CHURCH, 1100 – 40th Avenue North and a procession will be held from the church to the cemetery.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at the church at 1:00 P.M.

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


ZENTNER

It is with profound sadness that we announce the tragic death of FAITH ANN ZENTNER. on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at the age of 51 years.

Faith leaves an incredible legacy that her husband Ralph and their two sons will cherish forever.

She is the loving mother of Chad (Sarah Drost) Zentner, Travis (Kinga) Zentner and a proud grandmother to Emma, Jaxon, Rowynn and Carter.

Faith will be lovingly remembered by Ralph’s family: mother Emilie and siblings-in-law, Mary Lea (Ken) Bassett, Elaine (John) Gill, Estelle (Garry) Lux, Gerard (Maureen) Zentner and Peggy Ann (Brad) Zeran as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Faith is survived by her parents Alvin and Joanne Oberhammer and three brothers: Laverne (Michelle), Keith and Harold Oberhammer as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Faith will also be remembered by her adopted families from the Blood Reserve: Fox, Day Chief, Day Rider, Wells, Creighton, White Quills, Crow Shoe, and First Rider families.

Faith was honored to receive her Blackfoot name given by our adopted grandmother Rosie Day Rider (deceased) “Ahkoinimaki” (Holy Pipe Woman)

Our Cornerstone Family will also remember the sparkplug of a boss who had great expectations, had our best interests at heart and had many deep meaningful conversations with all the staff. Faith had a unique ability to gather many good friends that will remember her in their own way.

She was predeceased by her grandparents, Harold and Jesse Fischer and by her father-in-law Edward Zentner.

Faith was born on August 6, 1964 in Red Deer but was raised and educated in Lacombe. After graduating high school she moved to Calgary to enter a career in funeral service. It was at the funeral home where she met Ralph and they were married in 1984. Following the birth of their two children they moved to Lethbridge to take over management of a local funeral home. Faith was very proud to be the first female funeral director in Lethbridge. In 1995 Faith and Ralph opened their own funeral home and were so proud to give back to the communities of Southern Alberta. They celebrated their 20th anniversary on November 5th, 2015 with their “20 Days of Giving Campaign”.

Faith was an incredibly passionate woman who could light up any room she entered. Her inner strength and beauty shined through. Most will remember her incredible smile. She was a force to be reckoned with, soft and pretty, yet tough and gutsy. She leaves a giant void. We will all miss her very much. She has touched so many lives.

Faith was like a flower; dancing with the wind and never gave up her roots. She was sensitive and this is what made her strong. Beyond all, she was beautiful, unique and timely. She loved having our funeral home beautifully decorated, inside and out with flowers and plants. Faith had a true appreciation for flowers so in saying that, they would be gratefully accepted by the family. Donations may also be made in Faith’s name to a charity of your choice.

A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH, 1011-4th Ave. South, Lethbridge, AB., on Friday, December 4, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback, Celebrant.

Interment will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery.

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


Garry Steventon

1939 – 2015

Mr. Garry Steventon, entertainer with City Lights Duo and beloved husband of Fay Steventon, passed away at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre on Monday, November 30, 2015 at the age of 76 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at 2:30pm on Monday, December 7, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Pastor Rodger Halvorsen officiating.

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


Clarence Visser
1954 – 2015
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of “God’s Special Child” Clarence Visser, in Taber on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at the age of 61 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, December 3, 2015 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.
A private burial service will be held at the Taber Memorial Garden prior to the funeral service.
The Funeral Service will be held at the First Christian Reformed Church, 3902 Heritage Drive, Taber on Friday, December 4, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Clarence will be lovingly remembered by his father Klaas Visser of Taber and by his siblings Alan Visser of Taber and his family Rylan Visser and Shayna Visser; Arlene (Harry) Prummel of Taber and their family Renae (Kevin) Nixon, Kristy (Norman) Dekens, and Sean (Alison) Prummel; Ron (Carol) Visser of Taber and their family Lindy Visser (Joey), Tyler (Chantelle) Visser, Lauray Visser, Tori Visser (Keith), Nicole (Dustin) Jeffrey, Dakota Witwer (Dan) and Jessie Witwer; Susan (Kelvin) Wall of Kindersley, Saskatchewan and their family Breanne (Ryan) Poelman, Devon (Rachelle) Wall and Dylan Wall (Paige). He is also survived by numerous great nephews, great nieces and uncles and aunts.
He was predeceased by his mother on April 18, 2015.
Clarence was born in Taber to Grace (nee Kiers) and Klaas Visser on August 30, 1954. He grew up on the family farm where he spent many days mowing the yard, which was his passion. From there, Clarence attended Dorothy Gooder School in Lethbridge where he learned how to read and write. He had various jobs which included working for the Rehab Society, New Way Irrigation, The Shoe Shoppe and Taber Special Needs.
Clarence’s presence was known throughout Taber. He spent many years riding his three wheeled bike, visiting friends and family around town. While at home, Clarence spent many hours playing lego and “working” on his telephone books.
Family was incredibly important to Clarence. He shared a very special bond with his mother Grace and also went on many trips with his family. Clarence especially enjoyed dressing up and going to church on Sundays. A highlight in his life was when he publicly professed his faith in Christ and became an honorary Deacon in the church. Clarence was a very loving and compassionate person who brought joy to everyone he met.
The family would like to thank Taber Special Needs and their staff for the many years of wonderful service they provided. They would also like to thank all those who have made an impact on Clarence’s life. His life was a blessing to all and he will be forever missed.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


Ben Walter

1960 – 2015

Ben Walter, beloved husband of Matilda Walter, passed away on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at the age of 55 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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WHITE

VADA MAURINE (BROWN) WHITE, beloved wife of the late Richard White of Magrath, Alberta, passed away at the Raymond Hospital Monday, November 30, 2015 at the age of 79.

She is predeceased by her parents Walter Edwin Brown and Vada (Crookston) Brown of Magrath, and her brother Daniel Brown.

She is survived by her sister Sylvia Bourne, sister-in-law Vauna Brown, 11 nieces and nephews, and Richard’s children David and Mandy.

Maurine’s great love of music was framed by her parents’ nurture from birth and many years of study. This opened doors to her lifetime of service as a talented pianist and organist. As a graduate of Magrath High School (where she was accompanist for the operetta The Mikado), she began her education degree at U of A Edmonton. Following the footsteps of her Dad and brother Dan, Maurine completed this degree at BYU. In her dedicated career as teacher for over 39 years, she lovingly influenced the lives of hundreds of elementary children in Alberta and Utah.

Maurine found relaxation and fun caring for her kitties, in creative handwork, travel, water skiing, gardening, and friendships.

Living in BC, she and her husband worked closely in the company which they formed, M & R Trucking Company. Their love of RV travel linked them to friends and family, forming treasured memories. They were sealed for time and eternity in the Cardston Temple and filled many positions in the LDS Church.

Maurine will be missed by her dearest friends: Ellen, Myrna, Donna and so many others who were in her loved circle of support.

The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, GARDEN PLACE CHAPEL, Magrath, with Bishop Ryan Anderson officiating.

Interment to follow in the Magrath Cemetery.

Following the cemetery service, all those in attendance may join the family to visit and reminisce.


Jane Wilson

1929 – 2015

Ms. Jane Wilson of Lethbridge, passed away on Thursday, December 3, 2015 at the age of 86 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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

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