January 18th, 2021

TUESDAY, September 13, 2016

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on September 13, 2016.

Mrs. Henrietta “Eilleen” Bartsch

1948 – 2016

Mrs. Henrietta Eileen Bartsch (nee Loewen), of Coaldale formerly of Winkler, Manitoba passed away unexpectedly on Friday, September 9, 2016 at the age of 68 years. She is survived by her husband of 50 years Jake; her 3 children Doug, James and Jodi and their families. She was predeceased by her parents Henry and Marie Loewen. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:30pm on Friday, September 16, 2016 at the EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH OF LETHBRIDGE, 4717 – 24 Avenue S., Lethbridge, Alberta. A Private Family Interment will be held prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Food Grains Bank, P.O. Box 767 Winnipeg, MB R3C 2L4.

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Mr. Clarence “Barry” Fawcett

1937 – 2016

Mr. Clarence “Barry” Fawcett of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Yvonne Fawcett passed away in Lethbridge on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at the age of 79 years.

Barry was born June 20th, 1937 in Portage la Prairie, MB when you could buy a new home for $4,100.00, a new car for $760.00, and gas was 10c a gallon. He and his younger brother, Don, had a good and happy childhood centered around the Salvation Army church where he learned to play in the band.

At age thirteen he moved with his parents, Clarence and Violet, to Calgary where he attended Balmoral Jr. High School, then Crescent Heights High School where he enjoyed success as a bandmember and Sr. football player…the rest he tolerated.

Barry continued his association with his church, the band, and made many friends. A big bonus was meeting a lovely young lady from Hanna, a plumber’s daughter, who he turned into a Fawcett and with whom he was to spend the next 57 years. Together he and Yvonne produced three sons who begat 13 grandchildren.

Family was very important for both Barry and Yvonne and they relished family gatherings where all members would get together for fun and fellowship. At these gatherings they lived up to the family motto, “It’s Fun To Be A Fawcett”.

Upon leaving high school Barry worked with his father in direct sales with Watkins Products, and after the passing of his father in 1966 he took over the distributorship of Watkins Products for the city of Calgary. In 1972 he went to work for Calgary Tent & Awning Co. until 1989 when he and Yvonne purchased Lethbridge Custom Canvas Ltd, where he worked until retirement in 2003.

Barry was involved in his community for 20 years as a Cub Scout leader, Assistant Little League coach for 3 years, and executive member of Winston Heights/Mountainview Community Assn. in Calgary for 10 years. He served on the Lethbridge Evangelical Free Church elders’ board for 6 years, their Missions Board for 6 years, and the National Evangelical Free Church Missions Board for 6 years. He welcomed people into his heart and home and was generous to those in need, reaching out to many.

Barry is survived by wife Yvonne; two children, Craig (Noreen) and Kevin (Melanie); daughter in law Linda Dickenson (Kevin); and 13 grandchildren: Chad (Jolene), Chris, David (Jenelle), Brendon, Sean (Melissa), Lucinda, Jonathan, Melody, Melinda, Karis, Talia, Maia and Aden. He is predeceased by his parents and son Perry (1996).

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 4:00pm and 5:00pm on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPELS, 610 4th Street, S., Lethbridge, Alberta.

A Memorial Service will be held at 12:00pm on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at the EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH, 4717 24 Avenue, S., Lethbridge, Alberta.

Interment was held prior in the Mountain View Cemetery.

Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to SABC (Southern Alberta Bible Camp) 151002 Range Road 212 #100, Lomond, AB T0L 1G0 or to Gideons, PO Box 3619, Guelph, ON N1H 7A2.

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NETA RAE HOGG, beloved wife of Blaine Hogg, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, September 11th, 2016 at the age of 62 years.

Friends may meet the family on Friday, September 16th, at Legacy Funeral Home from 7:00 to 8:00 pm or at the church from 10:00 to 10:45 am prior to the service.

The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, CARDSTON ALBERTA STAKE CENTER (EAST HILL), Cardston on Saturday, September 17th at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow in the Cardston Cemetery.

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


July 27, 1923 – Sept 12, 2016

It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Koji Kadonaga of St. Albert on the 12th of September at the age of 93 years.

He will be lovingly remembered by his daughter, Donna (Roger) Dubois; grandchildren: Aimee (Leonard) Vingar and Daniel (Danielle) Dubois; great grandchild, Alexander; as well as other family and dear friends.

He was predeceased by his wife, Misao; sister Grace Adachi; brothers in law: Walter Koyanagi and Tad Koyanagi; and sister in law, Suzumi Uyeda.

A Celebration of Remembrance will be held at 2:00 p.m., on Monday September 19, 2016 at Connelly-McKinley St. Albert Funeral Home, 9 Muir Drive, St. Albert, Alberta.

All Flowers or Koden are gratefully declined.

To send condolences please visit: http://www.connelly-mckinley.com

Connelly-McKinley Funeral Home


9 Muir Drive, St. Albert, Alberta, 780-458-2222

Mrs. Ruby Kurtzweg

1945 – 2016

It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our precious mother and grandma, Ruby Sharon Kurtzweg, of Lethbridge, (formerly of Foremost) who left us on September 8, 2016 at the age of 70 years. She has gone home to be with the Lord and her late husband, the love of her life, David Kurtzweg. After 34 years of separation, we can only imagine that the reunion has been sweet.

Left behind to cherish Ruby’s memory are her three children Kerry (Vanessa) Kurtzweg, Curtis (Terri) Kurtzweg, and Brenda (Ron) Ridder. She will be lovingly missed by her grandchildren Caitlyn (Tim Aitken), Colton & Karina Kurtzweg, Jordan, Anderson, Britten & Lincoln Kurtzweg, Tannis, Jamie, & Brandt Ridder. She also leaves behind to mourn one brother, Glen Davies, of Vernon BC & her sister-in-law Lois Hoult of Lethbridge, AB.

Ruby’s story began when she was born on December 19, 1945 to Samuel and Clara Davies in Ft. St. John; the youngest daughter of four children. Ruby took her first sleigh ride coming home from the hospital to the farm where she lived with her parents. Her early years were spent on the farm doing chores and working the garden alongside her mother and her sister Vera. She attended school in Ft. St. John and later pursued a nursing program in Vancouver, BC. She moved to Medicine Hat where she completed school and graduated at the top of her class in 1968. It was in Medicine Hat that she met the love of her life, David Kurtzweg, and they married in July 1969. She started her new life in Foremost alongside her partner and together they built a farm and raised a family. As a family we enjoyed skiing, snowmobiling with friends and boating on hot summer days, but flying was the past time that Mom loved the most. Between checking crops and holidays, Dave’s plane saw a lot of use.

Mom’s world crashed in November of 1982 with the unexpected passing of her best friend and love, David. With God’s help and strength, and sheer determination, she continued raising her family and managing the farm while protecting her children from the upheaval. After Curtis graduated in 1988, Mom and Brenda moved to Three Hills, where Brenda completed high school. Mom then furthered her nursing training and worked in Drumheller. Mom always enjoyed learning and took several courses at Prairie that entertained her many interests.

In 1992, Mom moved back to Lethbridge and retired. This time of her life was very fulfilling as her children married and her family grew to include ten grandchildren. She often went out to the farm and enjoyed going for rides in the tractor and combine as this brought back fond memories and created new ones. Mom enjoyed playing games, baking pie, and having tea with her children and grandchildren. Mom loved seeing the world with her friends and family and continued to be an avid traveller. She grew tired of the southern Alberta winters and spent as much time in Yuma, AZ as she could.

Mom was a faithful servant to her Lord and Saviour. She supported many Christian organizations and missionaries and was often “caught” reading her Bible. Mom will be especially missed for her humour, thoughtfulness to others, wisdom, and hospitality; her door was always open and the teakettle was always on.

Thanks, Mom, for the legacy and Godly heritage that you have left us. You will be greatly missed by us all.

Family and Friends are invited to a visitation service between 6:00pm – 7:00pm on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:30pm, on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at the UNIVERSITY DRIVE ALLIANCE CHURCH, 55 Columbia Blvd., West, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Pastor Jacque Forge officiating.

A Private Family Interment was held in the Foremost Cemetery.

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Nii’taanamiyii “One Gun Owner”. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved son, brother, grandson, father, and nephew WYLE “WILLIE” LAITON MANY FINGERS. Willy passed away suddenly on Saturday, September 3, 2016 on the Blood Reserve at the age of 26. He leaves to mourn two beautiful daughters Miika Laiton and Milli Rayne Many Fingers.

Willy is survived by his two beautiful daughters Miika and Millie; His parents Sheila “Penny” Fox, father Danny Many Fingers, brother Casey, sisters Tera and Tomi; Maternal grandmother Phyllis Fox; Paternal grandfather Herbert Many Fingers; Uncles Snyder (Ann) Fox, Tiger (Kelly) Fox, Scott (Lenora) Many Fingers, Richard Many Fingers, Thomas (Rosaline) Holy Singer; Aunties Audrey (Roderick) White Quills, Jodie (Duane) Across the Mountain, Jolaine Many Fingers, Mary Anne Holy Singer, Geraldine (Laurie) Across the Mountain, Shirley (Barnabus) Prairie Chicken, Pansey (Wilfred) Yellow Wings; Great Uncles Pat (Rose) Fox, Wilfred Soop, Larry Fox, Burton (Verna) Many Fingers, Randy (Doreen) Mills, Edward Mills; Great Aunts Joyce First Rider, Adelaide “Dolly” Creighton, Rosaline Crow Shoe, Josie Russell, Evelyn (Andrew) Mills, Teresa (Erwin) Mills, Mildred Many Fingers, Rosanne Many Fingers, Marie (Don)Shade, Sylvia Tailfeathers, Clara Sigadore, Special Auntie/Mom Trina Shade; and numerous cousins and extended family too numerous to mention.

He was predeceased by his Maternal grandfather “Papa” Tom Holy Singer; Paternal grandmother Mary Rose Many Fingers; Aunts Bernadine Holy Singer, as well as numerous loved ones who have passed on.

A Family Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB., on Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 at 3:00 P.M.

The Wake will be held at the MOSES LAKE GYM – Blood Reserve, AB. on Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 from 6:00 P.M. – 11:00 P.M.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH – Blood Reserve, AB. on Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Pawell Andrasz O.M.I. celebrating.

Interment will be held at the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

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


E. SHIRLEY MCCULLOUGH, beloved wife of the late Bob McCullough of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully and surrounded by her family, at Fairmont Extendicare on Friday,September 9, 2016 at the age of 85 years.

Shirley was the loving mother of three devoted daughters: Patty (Karl) Kaschl of Lloydminster; Linda (Randy) Neufeld of Lethbridge; and Sharon (Gordon) Mitchell of Calgary. She is also survived by eight grandchildren: Robbie (Dawn), Ryan, and Shawn (Lindsey) Kaschl; Mandy (Jason) Chudobiak, Josh Neufeld; and Lisa, Scott and Megan Mitchell as well as her great-grandchildren: Quinton, Ashton, Keelan and Kenley Kaschl.

Her husband and the love of her life, Bob, predeceased her in 2003.

Shirley and Bob raised three daughters while running the Lucky Dollar Store in Creelman, SK. They moved to Weyburn, SK. where she started her career with CIBC. After one and a half years in Weyburn, they lived in Calgary for six years before moving to Lethbridge in 1976. Shirley worked at the Main Branch then moved to the Southside CIBC as Manager, where she worked until her retirement. She loved gardening but her passion was baking, a skill she taught all her grandchildren. Her most treasured times were when she was preparing meals for the entire family when they all gathered together.

A Graveside Service will be held at MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY, 1210 Scenic Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. with Canon Alan McCuaig officiating.

In memory of Shirley, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society, #402, 740-4th Ave. South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 0N9 or the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Box 2211, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4K7.

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

Anne McGuire

1955 – 2016

Mrs. Anne McGuire, beloved mother of Erin Furman, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, September 11, 2016 at the age of 61 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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Margaret Shippobotham

1943 – 2016

Mrs. Margaret Shippobotham, beloved wife of Robert Shippobotham, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, September 11, 2016 at the age of 72 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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