October 26th, 2020

FRIDAY, April 15, 2016


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on April 15, 2016.

ANDERSON

DONNA ELIZABETH ANDERSON (NEE KENNEY), passed away peacefully in her sleep at St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit, on Monday, April 11, 2016, at the age of 81 years.

Donna was born February 21, 1935 in Lethbridge, AB, to the late William and Evelyn Kenney. She met and married the love of her life, Wayne Anderson in June of 1959. Together they eventually settled in Coaldale, AB to raise their children, Tammy and Brad. Donna was an avid gardener and had a passion for flowers. She was also pretty famous for her canning and won several town fairs for her pickles and of course her grandchildren would say she made the very best pumpkin pie.

Donna is survived by her husband of 56 years, Wayne Anderson; her daughter Tammy (Henry) Moser of Coaldale, AB. and son Brad (Cobi) Anderson of Chilliwack, BC; her grandchildren, Landon Skiba of Lethbridge and Tayler and Gracyn Anderson of Chilliwack, BC. She is also survived by her brothers, Wray (Kay) Kenney, Bert (Shirley) Kenney, Murph (Sandy) Kenney, Bill (Linda) Kenney and sister Doreen (Richard) Chollack as well as several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, with Pastor Eras Van Zyl officiating.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation, in memory of Donna, to your favourite charity.

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


Clem Bexte

1935 – 2016

Clemens Hubert Bexte, beloved husband of the late Tina Bexte, passed away in Lethbridge on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at the age of 81 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Monday, April 18, 2016 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.

The Funeral Service will be held at the Vauxhall Mennonite Brethren Church, 320 – 9 Street North, Vauxhall, on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. Burial to follow at the Vauxhall Cemetery. 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.


FAUCHON, OSCAR

– Mr. Oscar Fauchon a 57 year member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union, Local 496, passed away April 5, 2016. The Officers, Members & Staff extend their deepest sympathy.


FRANCIS

With sad hearts we announce the passing of EDITH FRANCIS (nee Fletcher, b. Oct. 15, 1927) of Calgary AB, formerly of Lethbridge and Raymond, AB, on April 13, 2016. She is survived by 10 children, 53 grandchildren, and 46 great grandchildren, and 4 siblings. Friends may meet the family on Friday, April 22 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13 Street North, Lethbridge, or prior to the funeral service on April 23 at the church from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, MOUNTAIN HEIGHTS CHAPEL, 175 Rocky Mountain Blvd. West. Lethbridge. Interment to follow in the Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge.


KENNETH EARL HOGENSON, husband of Kirby, passed away in Cardston on April 14, 2016 at the age of 93 years.

The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Cardston Alberta West Stake Centre, (Waterton Highway), Cardston on Tuesday, April 19th at 11:00 a.m. Friends may meet the family at the Church from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the Service. Interment in the Stirling Cemetery at 3:00 p.m.

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


MALCHOW

August 22 1920 – April 11 2016

HAROLD “FRITZ” MALCHOW passed away peacefully and returned to his beloved wife Anna May, one day shy of their 75th wedding anniversary.

He is lovingly remembered by his children, Larry (Virginia), Harry, Katherine (Maria) and Rod (Cynthia), his brother Jack, many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Fritz was born on the Malchow pioneer family farm in Stavely, Alberta to Fred and Linnie Malchow. He always had a strong work ethic which began at a young age, working hard on the farm. Fritz was one of the last surviving WWII Vets in Canada and served as a Private of the Princess Margaret division while stationed in France. His strength never wavered as he persevered and returned home to his family.

For many years he ran a successful construction company “Malchow the Excavator”. Fritz’s dragline and excavating skills were second to none and much of his work around southern and central Alberta is still in excellent shape to this day.

Fritz knew how to work hard, but when Saturday rolled around, it was time to see the family and go dance the night away at the Elks Club! And a cold beer was always appreciated!

After retirement they headed for the Yukon where Anna and Fritz tried their hand at placer mining. They are famous for their trillion trips up and down the Alaska Highway and spent many happy years in Whitehorse.

Fritz loved a good limerick, rhyme or riddle; some a little “riskier” than others! He was never without a quick and witty comeback and loved reciting his poems to his children and grandchildren, only to have Anna tell the kids, “Oh don’t encourage him!”

Fritz and Anna had a love like no other. They were truly inseparable and so much so, that nobody was surprised when the two of them celebrated their 75th anniversary together in heaven, after only one short month of being apart. They were the very definition of soul mates.

Dad, Grandpa; your strength, integrity, work ethic and sense of humour shall be our legacy.

“I chatter chatter as I go, to join the brimming river, for men may come and men may go but I go on forever”

At Harold’s request, no formal funeral service will be held.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society, #402, 740 – 4th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 0N9.

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


Jeanne Owen

1940 – 2016

With both sadness and gentle relief, the family of Jeanne Annette Owen (Rider) announces her passing on Friday, April 8, 2016 at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Unit at the age of 75 years.

At Jeanne’s request, a private immediate family only service will be held. The family invites you to Celebrate her Life by joining them from 1:00pm – 4:00pm on April 15th at the COAST HOTEL, 526 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge with a formal tribute to Jeanne at 2:00pm.

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


PARTRIDGE

EMILY EMMA PARTRIDGE, beloved wife of the late Merv Partridge, of Magrath, AB, formerly of Lethbridge, AB, passed away at the Raymond Health Centre, on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at the age of 86 years.

A Celebration of Emily’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, April 15, 2016 at 1:30 P.M. with Reverend Denise-Marie Demers officiating. Interment will take place at Mountain View Cemetery.

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


PENNEY, CLARENCE

– Mr. Clarence Penney 59 year member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union, Local 496, passed away April 13, 2016. The Officers, Members & Staff extend their deepest sympathy.


RISLING

TILLIE RISLING, beloved wife of the late Anton Risling, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family in Lethbridge on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at the age of 86 years.

She is the loving mother of: Angeline (Bill), and their children Kari and Mark; Ron (Ann), and their children Chris and Ryan; Dan (LaReine), and their children Shawn, Jason, and Nicole; and Richard, all of Lethbridge. She is also survived by 15 great grandchildren.

Tillie is predeceased by her husband Anton, and grandson Rick Kropf.

She was born in Prelate, Saskatchewan on December 22, 1929. She married dad November 8, 1948. They had four children. She worked hard all her life until retiring to Lethbridge in 1986. Tillie loved cooking, cards and gardening and had a strong love for God. She was very proud of family, especially of her grandkids whom she loved very much. Tillie will be missed dearly by her family.

A Funeral Service will be held at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13 Street North, on Saturday April 16, 2016 at 10:00 AM with Deacon Cliff Bogdan officiating.

Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.


SARAFENCHON

GEORGE SARAFENCHON, beloved husband of the late Beverly Sarafenchon of Lethbridge, passed away at Lethbridge Fairmont Extendicare on Sunday, April 10, 2016 at the age of 83 years. A Private family Service will be held at a later date.


Andrew Sherman

1918 – 2016

Mr. Andrew Sherman of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Ada Sherman, passed away at Age Care Columbia Assisted Living on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at the age of 98 years.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2:00PM on Friday, April 22, 2016 at SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH, 1011 4 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB, with Reverend James Grunden, officiating.

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


Dolores Svensen

1937 – 2016

Dolores Faye Svensen, passed away in Taber on Friday, April 8, 2016 at the age of 79 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Friday, April 15, 2016 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.

The Celebration of Doloresâ?? Life will be held at the Taber Youth Centre, 1 km north of 64 Avenue on 50 Street, Taber on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 2:00 P.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.


THOMAS

MATTHEW THOMAS, beloved husband of Tillie Thomas, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Good Samaritans – Park Meadows Village, on Wednesday, April 13th, 2016 at the age of 93 years.

A Prayer Vigil will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Monday, April 18, 2016 at 6:00 P.M. with Deacon Cliff Bogdan officiating.

The Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback, Celebrant.

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


VOORT

ANTHONY “TONY” VOORT, passed away peacefully at the St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit, on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at the age of 70 years.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at ST. ANDREW’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 1818 – 5th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, on Monday, April 18, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. with Reverend Hugh Jack officiating.

A Private Family Interment will be held prior to the Service of Remembrance.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit, 1400 – 9th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 4V5 or Compassion Canada, P.O. Box 5591, London, ON, N6A 5G8

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


FRANCES ANN WEASEL HEAD (nee Good Striker)-

Ai yaa kii sappopist taa tsaakii (Separated Holy Spear Woman);

Beloved wife of Godfrey, passed away peacefully amongst her loving family and friends on Monday April 11, 2016, at the age of 55 years. Frances was born at the Blood Indian Hospital on May 30, 1960, into a blended step family but the eldest daughter of Rufus and Celina Good Striker’s six children. She was raised along with her younger siblings, her buddy older brother Rufus Jr. and so many others, riding horses in the west Levern area and during the summers at the Cross Bell Youth Camp in the Blood Timber Limits. This passion led her to try her skill in the rodeo, barrel racing in southwestern Alberta’s Rodeo curcuit. In 1976, she was crowned Rodeo Queen at the Cowley /Lundbreck Rodeo. Frances attended the St. Marys Catholic Schools beginning grade one in the basement of the Immaculate Conception Church (where she startled many children with her freckles), up until her graduation in 1977. Frances, like her Dad, was very athletic and played many sports during her highschool years but excelled most at basketball where she and her fellow Warriorettes Rena Devine, Joanne Red Crow, Ann Fox, Monica Big Swallow, the late Judy Day Chief and Wendy White Quills earned many trophies and medals in several tournaments throughout Alberta, Montana, Idaho and Washinton. It was then, in her senior year, she had received an unexpected visit from a very smitten young man riding a dark horse which would change the course of her life…Godfrey (from Bullhorn)…thus began their courtship and eventual marriage which has lasted 39 years.

In the fall of 1978 she enrolled in the Lethbridge Comunity College and 2 yrs later attained her Business Administration Certificate. In 1980, Frances began working for St. Pauls Treatment Centre as the Accountant and remained their for the next 25 years. During her employment there, she trained at Nechi Institute and received her Social Work Program and Addiction Program Certificates. As well she and Godfrey chaparoned many Al-ympic competitors to track and field events in Los Angeles, California. Frances and Godfrey raised 4 sons; Eugene/Blue (Wendy); Justin (Jade); Godfrey Jr. (Tanya) and Kolton; 6 grandsons Payton, Gene, Easton, Hayden, Kenyon, Stryker and 1 grandaughter Chelsea. Their life together has always been in support of their multi-athletically talented boys in their sports of basketball, hockey, and football. When not travelling or hard at work, Frances spent hours beautifying their loving home and yard, growing potted arrangements, tomatoes, and fruit trees. In the 1980’s when her father Rufus first became ill with diabetes, Frances and Godfrey stepped into the Quarter Horse Racing Curcuit, took control of the reins and became Trainers then Owners of several fast horses which took home wins in almost every State in the Northwest. In the off seasons, they often travelled to various Indian Reservations to play their preferred passion, Handgames. In the most recent past years, before officially declaring full retirement, Frances worked in the initial prescription pill client abuse awareness program under Dr. Lloyd Clarke for a year. Frances inherited her fathers School Bus business venture, and at her passing she and Godfrey co-owned/ operated as members of the Blood Bus Co-op. Frances was a very jolly soul, she enjoyed mixing business with her pleasures of a good laugh, heartfelt friendships, compassionate empathy, and an occasional dirty joke! She will Be missed!

The beloved family receiving Frances in her spiritual Journey home to Creator are: her father Rufus; brother Charlie; sisters Lorraine, Christine, Joyce; nieces Cassandra, Angelica and nephews Shaun and Carlyle; grandparents Ben and Annie Brewer and Frank and Marion Good Striker; maternal Aunt Rachel; maternal Uncles Wilbert and Hugh; paternal Aunts Queenie, Dorthy, Marion, Marjorie, Mary; paternal Uncles Frank, James, George; In-laws Charlie and Irene Weasel Head, Pat (Mookakin) and Paula (Poona) WeaselHead.

Frances is lovingly survived by: her best friend/mother Celina; oldest brother Rufus Jr. (Louise), Kathleen; Goddaughter Kassia, Rochelle (Corey), Leon (Yvette); all her nieces and nephews; her adopted siblings: Louise and Tina WF, Georgie (Toni) G.S., Noel (Simone) Eagle Child, Stanley (Joanne) Scout and Max Gibb, step- daughter Kelly MGH and family; maternal Uncles Phillip Brewer, Pat Brewer and Ray (Veronica) Brewer; maternal Aunts Nora Healy and Debbie Brewer, paternal Aunts Irene Tail Feathers and Doreen (George), Little Shields; numerous cousins from the Good Striker and Brewer families and within their ancestry; all her dear In-laws from the Weasel Head families and extended relations; endeared co-workers and friends; lastly her beloved horses and german shepard mix dogs.

A Wake service will be held at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Friday, April 15th from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve on Saturday, April 16th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the Weasel Head Family Cemetery.

Email condolences to: legacycardston@gmail.com


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