October 24th, 2020

SATURDAY, JANUARY 9, 2016


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on January 11, 2016.

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Henry (Hank) James Bester passed away peacefully at Vista Village in Pincher Creek on December 27th 2015 at the age of 87 years.

He is survived by a sister Bea (Ralph) Rhea of Pincher Creek and seven children, Jim (Carolyn) of Hillspring, Calvin (Darlene) of Prince George, Debbie (Ron) Gauthier of Kimberley BC, Larry (Susan) of Hillspring, Randy of Crowsnest Pass, Sandra (Tom) Rupprecht of Okotoks, and Sherry (Troy) Nelson of Lacombe.

Henry was born on Nov 5th, 1928 in Fort Macleod and was raised along the Waterton River in the Ewelme District where he worked on the family farm. He took training at SAIT in mechanics and was a carpenter off the farm. He was an avid boxer, fisherman, and hunter. Henry and his family left the farm in 1961. He went on to supervise construction of many bridges and building projects throughout Alberta and the interior of British Columbia. Henry retired working for the BC provincial government as a bridge inspector.

At Henry’s request there will be no funeral service.


EAGLE SPEAKER

Dec. 13, 1936 – Jan. 2, 2016

‘Aapoyaakii’ (BYRDE EAGLE SPEAKER) passed away peacefully at Cardston Hospital surrounded by her family on Saturday, January 2, 2016.

The Funeral Service will be held at SENATOR GLADSTONE HALL, on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Michael Tipper officiating.

Interment to follow at St. Paul’s Cemetery.

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


 Darren Howlett
1960 – 2016
Darren Robert Howlett, beloved husband of Lucy Howlett, passed away unexpectedly in Vauxhall on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at the age of 55 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Monday, January 11, 2016 at 7:00 P.M.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 324 – 2 Avenue North, Vauxhall on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

HUBERT

MARY HUBERT of Coaldale, AB., beloved wife of the late David Hubert, went to her heavenly home on Wednesday, January 6, 2016, at the age of 88 years and one week. She will be very much missed by her children John (Dorothy) Hubert of Coaldale, Linda (Mel) Funk of Baytree, AB., Frank (Elfrieda) Hubert and Alvin (Janet) Hubert of Bonanza, AB., and Leona Bartel of Lethbridge, 19 grandchildren plus their spouses, 26 great grandchildren, as well as brothers John (Luella) Siebert of Airdrie, Henry (Anne) Siebert of Coaldale, sisters Sue Siebert of Lethbridge, Nettie Davidson of Calgary, Lydia (Steve) Cullum of Three Hills, sisters-in-law Anne Siebert and Elsie Siebert both of Abbotsford, B.C., brothers-in-law Richard Schultz of Lethbridge and Norris Kirk of Three Hills and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Mary was predeceased by her beloved husband David Hubert, son-in-law Ed Bartel, granddaughter Amy Hubert, her parents Peter and Susanna Siebert, siblings Peter, David, Anne Schulz, Tina Kirk, Helen Kirk and Jake, sister-in-law Mary Siebert and brother-in-law Chester Davidson.

Mary Hubert was born in Coaldale, AB. on December 29, 1927, the third of 12 children born to Peter and Susanna Siebert, and their second child born in Canada after her parents and one younger brother immigrated to Canada from the former Soviet Union.

Mary grew up on the farm north of Coaldale and learned the many tasks required of a farm family. She attended school to grade 8 in Coaldale. She also received several years of Bible School training at the Coaldale Mennonite Brethren Bible School. She was baptized upon the confession of her faith on August 11, 1946, joining the Coaldale Mennonite Brethren Church where she remained a lifelong member, participating in choirs and ladies clubs. Mary and David met through participation in the church choir, with their romance leading to marriage on April 11, 1948. Together they farmed in the Coaldale area, raising their family of 5 children. Mary and David enjoyed the farming way of life as evidenced by their keen interest of all seasons of the year, and the various stages of life on the farm. Eventually, 4 of their 5 children also took up farming as a way of life. Mary and David retired to the Town of Coaldale in 1979, continuing to show their interest in the farm, often visiting their children daily.

In February, 1995, David suffered a serious, debilitating stroke which robbed him of his mobility and independence, resulting in his taking up residence in the Coaldale Health Care Centre. Here Mary faithfully visited him on a daily basis until his passing in 2003. Mary took up residence in the Coaldale Sunny South Lodge in July, 2009, where she continued to reside until her hospitalization in October, 2015.

We remember Mom as a dedicated, conscientious, fun-loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother, and mentor who was totally devoted to Dad and her children. She was very concerned with the physical, emotional and spiritual well being of her family. Mom carefully tended a large garden each year, her goal being to freeze enough produce to enjoy for an entire year. Traveling to Creston each year was enjoyable for the family, but it also meant we could look forward to the delicious variety of canned fruits and jams throughout the cold winter months. In Mom’s world, water was not just used for cooking, cleaning and irrigation, but also for water fights, fishing, swimming and waterslides. Mom was always content when her family was by her side. Mom took great pride in the accomplishments and interests of all her children and grandchildren, traveling many kilometers to celebrate milestone events such as choral presentations and graduations. We are left with many fond memories and are thankful for the example we have to follow. As a family we are thankful for your presence and support at this time of sorrow, but also of joy.

A Visitation will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB. on Tuesday, January 12th, 2015 from 6:30 – 8:00 P.M.

A Graveside Service will be held at the COALDALE MENNONITE CEMETERY – Coaldale, Alberta, on Wednesday, January 13th, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. with Pastor Gary Burke officiating.

A Memorial Service will immediately follow the Graveside Service at the COALDALE MENNONITE BRETHREN CHURCH – 2114 18th Street, Coaldale, Alberta, at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Gary Burke officiating.

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


In Loving Memory of

David Rene Walker.

It is with sad hearts that the family announces the passing of David Rene Walker on December 29, 2015 at the age of 91. He will be dearly missed!

Left to treasure his memory and remember his legacy are his loving wife Irene, his three children; David (Diane), Donald (Rita) and Sharon (Howard), five grandchildren; Candace (Marc), Geoffrey (Hailey), Devan, Brett, and Megan, and three great- grandchildren; Isabella, Charlotte, and Noah. Dave was pre- deceased by his infant son, Patrick. A “Celebration of Life” will take place at a later date.


Gary Kenna

December 21, 1955 – January 1, 2016

Gary Kenna, beloved husband of Token Kenna and loving father of Karli and Kimberli Kenna, passed away suddenly on Friday, January 1, 2016 at the age of 60 years.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 1:00pm – 4:00pm on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at the COAST HOTEL, 526 Mayor Magrath Drive, Lethbridge, with family words at 2:00pm.

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


LONG TIME SQUIRREL

JUDY ANN LONG TIME SQUIRREL of the Blood Reserve, passed away suddenly at home, on Monday, January 4, 2016 at the age of 47 years.

A Visitation & Family Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Monday, January 11, 2016 at 4:00 P.M. with Pastor Rocky Brave Rock officiating.

A Wake will be held at OLD SAIPOYI SCHOOL, Blood Reserve, AB, on Monday, January 11, 2016, starting at 7:00 P.M. and continuing all night.

The Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at ST. MARY’S IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, Blood Reserve, AB, on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Pawel Andrasz, O.M.I., Celebrant.

Interment to follow at St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Blood Reserve, AB.

In memory of and in respect for Judy, the family would appreciate no consumption of alcoholic beverages before or during the services.

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


MANDEVILLE

Nov. 3, 1931 – Jan. 5, 2016

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of PEARL VICTORIA MANDEVILLE at the youthful age of 84. After a brief but courageous battle with cancer, Pearl passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends at St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit. She was predeceased by husband Harold Mandeville, son-in-law Neil Pederson, parents Edna and Reg Cansdale, sister Margaret (Norm) Stuppard, brother Reg Cansdale, brothers-in-law Bob Magrath and Cecil Braaten. Those left to mourn her are: son Bryan, daughter Vicky, grandchildren Travis, Julie and Chase, sisters Betty-Anne Magrath and Dorothy Braaten, brother-in-law Fred Mandeville, sister-in-law Dixie Lockhart, as well as all those who were like family to Pearl and are too many to name.

Pearl has been an accomplished cowgirl, devoted wife and mother, and doting grandmother. She will be lovingly remembered for her fashionable style, her grace, and her beauty inside and out. Pearl had the biggest heart, which allowed her love to reach out not only to her real family, but also her rodeo family. She was an icon in the rodeo world, being inducted into the Canadian Rodeo Hall of Fame in 2015 after her husband Harold who was inducted in 1998. After 58 years of marriage, Harold was undoubtedly used to waiting for his wife and will surely be happy to greet her at Heaven’s gate after waiting there for her since 2008.

Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects prior to the Funeral Service at ST. AUGUSTINE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH – 411 – 11th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta on Monday, January 11th, 2016 from 10:00 – 11:00 A.M.

The Funeral Service will immediately follow the Visitation at ST. AUGUSTINE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, at 11:00 A.M. with Canon James Robinson officiating.

For those who wish to attend, the Interment will follow the luncheon at Archmount Cemetery.

In memory of Pearl and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the SPCA, c/o Bryan Mandeville – 4400 4th Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J-4B3.

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


MORNING BIRD

HARLEY “DUKE” MORNING BIRD, husband of Bernadine Mountain Horse, passed away in Cardston on January 2nd, 2016 at the age of 61 years.

A Wake Service will be at the Old Saipoyi Gym, Stand Off on Sunday, Jan. 10th from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. and continue all night at Bernadine’s residence. The Funeral Service will be held at the (CHANGED) Old Saipoyi Gym, Stand Off on Monday, January 11th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in St. Catherine’s Cemetery.

Send condolences to: http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca


NAVRATIL

FRANK NAVRATIL, beloved husband of Grace Navratil, of Magrath, AB., passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at the age of 83 years.

Besides his loving wife, Frank is survived by his daughter Connie (Jake) Barendregt of Magrath and son Lynn (Cheryl) Navratil of Coaldale, grandchildren Nicollette Navratil and Dylan (Alea Steinborn) Navratil as well as sister Annie Hufnagel of Lethbridge.

A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 7:00 P.M. with Reverend Jeremy Richert officiating.

The Funeral Service will be held at ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH, Magrath, AB., on Monday, January 11, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Jeremy Richert officiating.

Following the Funeral Service an Interment Service will take place at the Magrath Cemetery.

In memory of Frank, donations may be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation, P.O. Box 2211, Lethbridge, AB., T1J 4K7

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


Robert “Bob” Ober

1938 – 2016

Robert “Bob” Ober of Coaldale, beloved husband of the late June Ober, passed away on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at the age of 77 years.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at SOUTHMINISTER UNITED CHURCH, 1011 4 Ave S. Lethbridge, with Reverend Dr. Austin Fennell officiating.

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


Shirley Price

1935 – 2015

Shirley Price, daughter of Wasyl (William) and Veronya (Minnie) Terentiuk, passed away peacefully at her care home at Edith Cavell in Lethbridge, on December 18, 2015 at the age of 79.

She was born on December 19, 1935 in Lethbridge Alberta.

Shirley was predeceased by her husband Norman Alexander Price (February 1, 1992) and her brother Fred Terentiuk (February 23, 2013).

Shirley is survived by her sons Daryl (Deborah) and David (Yana) and two granddaughters (Teah and Ariana). She also left behind numerous loving relatives and friends. Shirley loved life. She was a friendly, loving lady with a smile for everyone. Shirley was a caring and generous person to all. She loved her family dearly. One of Shirley’s favorite pass times was to do crafts and she also loved to read. She had a lot of class in her dress and jewelry. Prior to raising her sons, Shirley was a school teacher.

As Shirley requested, there will be no formal service with cremation and scattering of ashes to follow. The family of Shirley would like to express their deepest gratitude for all her care and support over the years from staff, family and friends. She will be truly missed.

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Anne Wai Kuen Quon

1933 – 2015

Mrs. Anne Wai Kuen Quon of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. Victor Quon, passed away on Thursday, December 24, 2015 at the age of 82 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm, on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL. Interment to follow in Mountain View Cemetery.

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SAUTER CLARENCE WESLEY November 13, 1932 – January 3, 2016

It is with fond memories and deep sadness that the family announces the passing of our beloved Husband, Father and Grandfather. Clarence was born at 27-10-32-1 on the family farm near Fairlight, Saskatchewan. Clarence is survived by his wife of 61 years Marie, his children and grandchildren: Kimball (Marlene) – Kayla-Marie, Darren, and Travis Sauter; Holly-Ann Sauter (Jaime) – April (Rob), Kristina, and Janell Madarasz. Clarence was predeceased by his parents Charles and Carlotta Sauter (Davey), brothers Ken and Les Sauter, sister-in-law Iris Sauter, mother-in-law Annie Holowaty, brothers-in-law Joe and Walter Holowaty. Clarence was in the RCAF from 1952 – 1960. He worked as an Instrument Technician and was stationed at Fighter 2 Wing in France for 4 years. Clarence and Marie returned to Canada in 1960 and left the RCAF. They moved to Fort Macleod in 1961 to work in the Manufactured Home Industry. Clarence, Marie and family moved to Lethbridge in 1968 to continue working in the Manufactured Home Industry until his retirement in 1997 from SRI Homes. Clarence enjoyed curling, cribbage and could build or fix anything. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #4, Lethbridge for 55 years. A private family service will be held at a later date.


Fernande “Quinnell” Speelman

1919 – 2016

Mrs. Fernande “Quinnell” Speelman of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Dr. James “Jim” Speelman, passed away peacefully in her home at Pemmican Lodge on January 6, 2016 at the age of 96 years.

Fernande, fondly known as Nana, was born on April 9, 1919 in Mud Lake, Fort MacLeod, AB. She was a member of the Trinity United church since 1949. She was also a life member of the Order of the Royal Purple, a charter member of the Royal Canadian Legion Auxiliary, member of the U.C.W.L. of the United church, member of the Archery Club and an Honourary member of the Happy Oldtimers. She taught Sunday school, was a cub troop leader, as well as a CGIT leader for five years and she delivered meals on wheels for three years. In her free time, she enjoyed making homemade cards for all occasions for her family and friends.

She was predeceased by her parents, her first husband Buss Quinnell, a brother Judd Couillard and her sister Paula Farr.

She is survived by her daughters; Paulette (Floris) and Jewel (Ed), both of Picture Butte; Jim’s children Donna, Doug (Heather), Lee (Nora), and Kim (Sheila); numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families.

Buss and Fernande owned and operated the “Frosty Dip” for fifteen years, while living in the house behind it. They were married for forty nine and a half years. Buss passed away February 12, 1996 at the age of 92 years.

After Buss passed, Fernande married Jim and they moved to the Pemmican Lodge in Lethbridge, where they spent two months short of ten years together. Jim passed away on July 29, 2006.

A Celebration of her Life will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at the UNITED CHURCH PICTURE BUTTE TRINITY, 528 Maple Cres S., Picture Butte.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish, memorial donations may be made to United Church Picture Butte Trinity, 528 Maple Cres S., Picture Butte, AB, T0K 1V0.

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


Cory Stock

1969 – 2016

Cory Richard Stock of Lethbridge passed away suddenly on January 3rd, 2016 at the age of 46.

A Celebration of Cory’s Life will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH (20 Rocky Mountain Blvd. W) with Pastor Richard Brown, officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to KidSport Lethbridge & Taber (1001 3rd Ave. S., Lethbridge, AB T1J 0J3) to continue supporting local sports that meant so much to him.

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

 

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