October 25th, 2020

FRIDAY, June 10, 2016


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on June 10, 2016.

ACROSS THE MOUNTAIN

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear son, brother, uncle, cousin and friend, LEON (WEST) ACROSS THE MOUNTAIN “POKSIKKAA’YAYI” in Lethbridge on May 30, 2016 at the age of 43.

Leon was born on April 17, 1973 in Cardston to the late Verna Across The Mountain and Lonnie Black Face. He was raised by his great aunt Eileen (Dan) Crane Chief in the Levern and Little Chicago area on the Blood Reserve. Leon attended Levern School and St. Mary’s High School. He also furthered his education at the Red Crow College. Leon was a fluent Blackfoot speaker and was very close to his family. He made friends wherever he went and spent the last part of his life in Lethbridge.

Leon leaves to mourn his father Lonnie Black Face; sister Pamela (John Thomas) Calling Last; uncles Calvin Across The Mountain & Clarence Crane Chief; aunts Lucille Across The Mountain & Wanda Crane Chief; adopted mother Evelyn Across The Mountain; great uncles Martin Hairy Bull, Joseph, Rex, James and Norbert Across The Mountain, Martin (Elizabeth) Vielle; great aunts Christine (Jeff) Delorme, Mary Ann Across The Mountain , Margaret (Ron) McDonald; numerous other relatives from Across The Mountain, Hairy Bull, Crane Chief, Vielle, Shot Both Sides, Eagle Plume and Bare Shin Bone families.

A Wake Service will be at the STREETS ALIVE MISSION, LETHBRIDGE on Friday, June 10th from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. continuing at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve from 7:00 p.m. all night. The Funeral Service will be at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Saturday, June 11th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the Pioneer Cemetery.

Email condolences to: legacycardston@gmail.com


ANDERSON

GORDON FAIRBANKS ANDERSON, beloved husband of the late Kathleen Willis Anderson, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at the age of 91 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.


EAGLE CHILD

DESTINY EAGLE CHILD, passed away suddenly on Thursday June 2, 2016 at the age of 16 years.

A Family Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Ab on Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 5:00 P.M.

A Wake Service will follow at The OLD AGENCY HALL – Blood Reserve, Ab from 6:00 P.M all night.

A Funeral Service will take place at OLD AGENCY HALL, on Monday, June 13, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. with a burial to follow at the family plot.

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


Everal Horhozer nee Supina

1927 – 2016

Mrs. Everal Horhozer of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Joseph “Joe” Horhozer, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, June 6, 2016 at the age of 88 years. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4 Street S., Lethbridge, AB, with Deacon Bill Young, officiating. A private family inurnment will be held in the Mountain View Cemetery. Memorial Donations may be made in Everal’s memory to a charity of one’s choice.

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GOSHINMON

DOROTHY GOSHINMON, beloved wife of the late Noboru Goshinmon, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, June 7th, 2016 at the age of 95 years.

She is the loving mother of Dennis (Katie) Goshinmon of Lethbridge and Dianne (Patrick) Shimbashi of Barnwell as well as nine grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her six sisters; Helen Takashima, Connie Mende, Mary Taneda, Alice Scott, Betty Nazar and Gail Neuman as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her husband Noboru, two brothers; Noboru and Shigeru Kawasaki and infant sister Toshiko.

A Visitation will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB., on Sunday, June 12, 2016 from 7:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

The Funeral Service will be held at THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS, WEST HIGHLANDS CHAPEL, 560 Highlands Blvd. West, Lethbridge, AB., on Monday, June 13, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. with Bishop Sheldon McLachlan officiating.

Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

In memory of Dorothy, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, #204, 232 – 32 Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB., T2E 6Z3.

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


Ronnie Nathan Gross

1991 – 2016

Ronnie Gross beloved son of Paul and Linda Gross passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on June 8, 2016 at the age of 24 years.

Besides his loving parents, Ronnie will be lovingly remembered by his brother Gary (Esther) and niece Miranda, Grandma Susie as well as numerous aunts, uncles’, cousins and friends. Ronnie was predeceased by his Brothers Glenn and Travis at a young age, Grandparents Henry Tschetter and Reverend Darius and Rebecca Gross; Uncles Sam and Pete; special cousins John William and Rita and his very kind, patient and loving care giver Tony Stevens, who passed away in March of 2016.

A Funeral Service will be held at the Pincher Creek Colony, Pincher Creek, Alberta on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 10:00 AM. Interment to follow at the Pincher Creek Colony Cemetery.


Mr. Alexander ‘Alec’

Kowalski

1931 – 2016

Mr. Alexander ‘Alec’ Kowalski of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Geraldine Kowalski, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at the age of 84 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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Mrs. Nellie W. Lister

1923 – 2016

Mrs. Nellie W. Lister of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Richard Lister, passed away at the Legacy Lodge on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at the age of 92 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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Shirley Anne Vargo

The Vargo family are extremely sad to announce the passing of their amazing Wife , Mother & Grandmother , Shirley Anne Vargo (Capron) on  June 2nd, 2016 in Okotoks, Alberta.
Shirley was born on June 26th, 1947 in Bellevue, Alberta to Mary and Alphonse Capron. She moved to Lethbridge , Alberta and attended Winston Churchill High School. Shirley was an A+ student and a proud member of the Winston Whizbangs. Shirley graduated from the University of Lethbridge, earning her teaching degree and then returned to Winston Churchill High School as a French teacher. On June 27th, 1970 she married her high school sweetheart Robert Vargo. In 1974 they moved to Fort McMurray , Alberta where they raised their three children . Robert started and ran Alberta Motor Products on Franklin Avenue for 41 years with Shirley always supporting him. Shirley loved her family and could always be counted on for a homemade card and hand decorated cake. Other things Shirley loved were arts and crafts, travel, gardening, all things sweet and Saturday garage sales. Her quick wit, sense of humor,
incredible strength, courage and contagious smile among so many other amazing qualities will always be remembered.
Shirley is survived by her loving and devoted husband Robert, her three children: Jason (Clarissa) , Lisa (Scott) and Rhonda (Chad); and three grandchildren: Jakob, Kate and Robbi.
In lieu of flowers flowers, please make a donation to The Northern Lights Regional Heath Foundation ( Fort McMurray Hospital).

* She Lived * She Laughed * She Loved *
Those we love don’t go away,
They walk beside us everyday,
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Still loved , still missed and very dear .

In Loving Memory of Shirley Anne Vargo
June 26, 1947 – June 2, 2016


William “Bill” Hamilton

1924 -2016

Bill Hamilton, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, passed away June 5, 2016 peacefully in his sleep with his daughter Carla by his side and his family nearby. Bill had just proudly celebrated his 92nd birthday with his family one week earlier. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Caroline (Lonsdale), grandson Shayne Hamilton and his sister Ruby Wood, his son-in-law Charles Prongua, his mother Mabel (Sullivan), and his father Lyman. Bill is survived by his four children and their families: E.L. (Bud) Hamilton (Claire Cadieux), Marv Hamilton (Sherry Hayes), Kathy Prongua and Carla Hastie. He was a cherished grandpa to 10 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren and uncle to numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by brother-in-law Herb Kuehn. Born in Upper Stewiacke, Nova Scotia on a hay, dairy farm with woodland, Bill had just one sister Ruby, two years younger. He was a Boy Scout, member of a Dairy association, 4H member and was an active member in his church. Tragically, by the time he was 16 years old, he had lost both of his parents. Afterwards, Bill graduated from the Agriculture College in Truro. In 1948, Bill heeded the “call of the west” and was Alberta bound where he worked in agriculture for a number of farmers in Southern Alberta, eventually working for brothers Ed and John Lonsdale in Warner. That is where he met their sister Caroline and after a whirlwind romance they were married and had a loving relationship which lasted 60 years. After starting their family in Warner with Bud, they moved to Skiff where Marv, Kathy and Carla were born. Then it was off to the big city of Lethbridge where Bill continued working with agricultural machinery and obtained his Heavy Duty Mechanic license while working for Don Dalke at Southland Ford. Bill retired in 1989 after working with the Dept. of Highways. Bill was involved with the local chapter of the Independent Order of Foresters, eventually becoming the Chief Ranger. He was also a member of the Labor Club. Bill relished the time spent with his family, many pets, camping, curling, dancing, fishing and gardening where he took particular pride in his potatoes and corn. A very kind, generous and passive person, he kept people listening closely with his ‘maritime mumble’. Quick to flash his wonderful smile with his baby blue eyes, he was a true gentleman, and much beloved, especially by his family, whom he cherished dearly. Our family would like to express our deep gratitude for the compassionate care that Bill received from the staff and friends at Martha’s House, St. Therese Villa and finally at the Chinook Regional Hospital, Unit 4C. A Memorial Service in Celebration of Bill’s Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at MCKILLOP UNITED CHURCH, 2329 – 15 Ave. South, Lethbridge. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Association, Box 2211, Lethbridge, AB. T1J 4K7 or the Lethbridge & District Humane Society, Box 783, Lethbridge, AB. T1J-3Z6.

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