January 20th, 2021

WEDNESDAY, November 2, 2016

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on November 2, 2016.


JASON JAMES BULL CHILD, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at the age of 46 years.

He is lovingly remembered by his three beautiful children; Julie Delaney, Brenda Crane Chief and his only boy, Jason Jr. Crane Chief; grandchildren: Raynebow-Roze Delaney, Brodie Chief Calf, Jack Chief Calf-Delaney, Cadence Eagle Child and Cobin Crane Chief; father Leonard Bullchild; adopted children: Peter (Trixie) Bull Shields, JP Bullshields and Brocks Crow.

Jason was predeceased by his companion, Sherry Crane Chief, mother, Emily Steele, grandparents, James and Grace L’Hirondelle, members of the Eagle Child and Steele family as well as numerous other family members.

Jason was a very outgoing, loving, caring person who didn’t hesitate to help out anyone who needed it and who didn’t expect anything in return. He was always laughing or telling jokes to make people smile. Jason enjoyed spending time with his children and brothers, painting, drawing and teasing the ladies; “J-Man” was a real lady’s man and a big flirt! His family and many friends will remember him as being a humble man with a great sense of humour.

The family wishes to thank the doctors and staff at the Chinook Regional Hospital as well as staff at River House and Streets Alive Shelter for their care and guidance over the years.

A Family Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 4:00 P.M.

A Wake Service will be held at STREETS ALIVE MISSION, 323-4th Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 from 5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. with Pastor Dwayne Schaaf officiating.

A Funeral Service will be held at STREETS ALIVE MISSION on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 11:00 A.M with Pastor Dwayne Schaaf officiating.

An Interment will follow at the Blood Band Cemetery.

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


July 1, 1947- October 29th, 2016

Delores Marie Hubbard (Englehart) of Lethbridge, Alberta passed away suddenly on October 29th, 2016 at the age of 69. Delores is survived by her loving husband Harry Hubbard and her two daughters and sons-in-law Carey Ann Thompson (Daryl) of Abilene, Texas and Deborah Rivet (Andrew) of Cardiff, Alberta. She is survived by her 4 grandchildren Brendan Thompson, Madison Thompson, Jordana Rivet, and Jaxson Rivet. She is also survived by her mother Edith Andre, sister Margaret Jensen (Jerry), brother Gordon Englehart and step brother Ron Andre.

Delores was predeceased by her father Emil Englehart, her brother Eugene Englehart and her step father Jim Andre.

Delores was a faithful servant of Christ. She loved the lord “Jesus” with all her heart, mind, soul and strength. She loved her neighbor as herself and those that she hardly knew. She loved music and painting and loved spending time with her many friends and cherished the times spent with her family. She was a loving friend to many people, a wonderful daughter, sister, aunt, mother and “Nana” and a faithful and loving wife for 49yrs. Her love will continue to influence the lives that she has touched. Her hope was for all people to know Jesus personally and she demonstrated that in her own walk of faith.

A Celebration of Delores’s life will be held Wednesday, November 2 at The Miz City Church, 502 13 St. N., Lethbridge, Alberta. Ceremony to take place at 11:00am and a light lunch to follow. We ask people to come and share the many blessings Delores brought into their lives. Delores had a love for the unfortunate in the world. You can make a donation to someone in need in her name and they will be blessed.

Rev. Howard J. Keon, CSB

Peacefully, November 1 at St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto after suffering a serious fall at night in his bedroom at Anglin house just a few hours after celebrating his 96th birthday on October 14. Father Howard was the oldest of four children of Clare Cameron and James Keon. He was predeceased by his brothers Michael and Fr. James, CSB and survived by his sister Madeline Adams and her three children. Father Howard flew 30 bombing missions for the RCAF over Germany in 1944 and was awarded with the Distinguished Flying Cross. After the war Howie was inspired by his brother Jim to also take vows with the Basilian fathers in 1953. After his ordination, also in Toronto, in 1957, he taught for two years at Assumption College School. He then began his many years of ministry in Lethbridge AB, teaching at Catholic Central HS from 1960 to 1973 and as assistant pastor at Our Lady of the Assumption Church from 1980 to 2000. Fr. Howard was also novice master in Rochester NY from 1973 to 1980. After retiring at 80 years of age in Lethbridge he moved to Toronto at Soulerin House from 2003 to 2007 when he moved to Anglin house until his death. Fr. Keon received the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award in 2007. Visitation will be held Friday, November 4 from 9 AM until a Funeral Mass at 10 AM in the Chapel of the Cardinal Flahiff Basilian Centre, 95 St. Joseph Street, Toronto, followed by interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Thornhill ON. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Basilian Fathers’ Retirement Fund, 95 St. Joseph Street, Toronto M5S 3C2.

HUNT, Barry John January 21, 1948 – October 29, 2016

Barry John Hunt, loving husband, devoted father, grandfather, father-in-law, brother, uncle and friend, passed away suddenly on October 29, 2016 at the age of 68. Born and raised in Lethbridge, Barry was the oldest of four children born to Dr. John and Leone Hunt. As a boy, he spent his summers at the family cottage in Waterton, where he developed his lifelong passion for hiking, golfing, fishing, boating and waterskiing. Barry’s winters were no less busy, when, on the weekends, he and his siblings would pile into the family station wagon for ski trips to Fernie and Whitefish, a tradition he would continue with his own children and grandchildren. In 1967, while attending the University of Lethbridge, he met the love of his life, Marilyn Negrello, whom he married two years later. Following his graduation, Barry moved to Calgary, where he earned his Charter Accountant designation and opened Coopers & Lybrand’s insolvency and bankruptcy practice. Barry was a much-beloved mentor and a respected negotiator whose commitment to fairness and gregarious personality often helped to seal the deal. As his professional reputation grew, so too did his family. In 1972, Barry and Marilyn welcomed a son, Christopher, who was joined two years later by daughter Paige. One would be hard pressed to find a prouder and more supportive father. No matter what endeavour Chris and Paige undertook, Barry was always their biggest cheerleader. He was as generous with his time as he was with his love and support. Over the years, Barry served on community, university, and political boards, including overseeing the committee that arranged transportation for IOC dignitaries during the 1988 Winter Olympics. Although Barry suffered a number of health setbacks later in life, he continued to live every day to its fullest. His life was immeasurably enriched with the arrival of his four grandchildren, Quinn, Piper, Rhys, and Peyton. They were the lights of his life, and brought him tremendous joy. Barry was never happier than when, with a glass of red wine in hand, he was surrounded by his family. He will be deeply missed by his wife Marilyn; son, Chris; daughter, Paige and son-in-law Dan; grandchildren, Quinn, Piper, Rhys, and Peyton; sisters, Sandra and Cheryl, brother, Bob and sister-in-law Laura; sister-in-law Barb and husband John, brother-in-law Tim and wife Cindy and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Friday, November 4, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through http://www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In living memory of Barry Hunt, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

Kenneth Miller

1945 – 2016

Mr. Kenneth Miller passed away at St. Michaels Palliative Care Centre on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at the age of 71 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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ANDY KOOPMANS, beloved husband of Barbara Koopmans, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at the age of 80 years.

Besides his loving wife, Andy is survived by his children: Jodie (Jason) Knott (Janelle, Jared, Jenna) of Lethbridge, Rebecca (Grant) Boyd (Braydon, Jathen, Eden) of Medicine Hat, Jonathan (Tanya) Koopmans (Carter, Mylie, Zoe) of Lethbridge, Christopher Koopmans of Sherwood Park and Tamara Koopmans of Lethbridge. He is also survived by His sisters Tina (Ben) Van Arragon, Gerdy Vandebeek, Hilda (Phil) Smith and his brothers Otto Koopmans and John (Dawn) Koopmans.

Andy was predeceased by his parents Siebe and Barbara Koopmans, brothers Dick, Tom and Bill Koopmans, Brother-in-law Jules Vandebeek and sister-in-law Fran Koopmans.

Andy was born in Wierum, Friesland, Holland on June 23, 1936 as Anne (Awneh) Koopmans. He grew up and had his schooling in Holland. He emigrated to Canada with his parents in 1954 arriving in Picture Butte, AB. He married Barbara DeWeert on May 10, 1968. He was pretty handy and did many things throughout his life; farming, construction, trucking, plant maintenance but he was most proud of his five children and his precious grandchildren who brought much joy and love into his life. Andy was a born again Christian. Jesus was the Lord and Savior of his life. He went to be with his Savior surrounded by the love of his family.

A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Saturday, November 5th, 2016 at 10:30 A.M. with Pastor Dick DeWeert officiating.

Interment will take place at Mountain View Cemetery – 1210 Scenic Drive South, Lethbridge, AB. at 1:30 P.M., all are welcome to attend.

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


It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of VELMA AGNES LITCHFIELD. Left to remember her is her loving husband Gerald Wayne Litchfield; children: Mark (Jo-Lynn), Sharon (David), Gayle, and Bryan (Laurie). She has 18 grandchildren and 33 great- grandchildren with 3 more to be added to the family by the end of 2016. Velma was predeceased by her son Daryl in 1985. She was also predeceased by her parents Georgina Wilson Still Austin and Anthony Nelson Austin of Perth Western Australia and in-laws Ernest and Minnie Litchfield of Raymond Alberta. Velma worked for many years in the Lethbridge Community College Bookstore and later at University of Lethbridge bookstore. In the late 1970’s she began working in the cash office at Sears and once she turned 65 she retired but still enjoyed visiting weekly with the friends she made while working there. Velma joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Australia on September 6, 1952 then travelled to United States and Canada where she met Gerald. They married July 15, 1954 and spent the next 62 years of their life raising their family. She served in many positions, but her favorite calling was “Akela” of a cub pack of 35 youngsters. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, TAYLOR STREET CHAPEL, 221 North, 400 West, Raymond, with Bishop Wallace Tollestrup officiating. Friends may meet the family on Friday, November 4 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 Saturday from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. at the church. Interment to follow in the Temple Hill Cemetery, Raymond. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the General Missionary Fund.


Born April 30, 1939 in Arnswalde, Ostbrandenburg, Germany. Passed away October 31, 2016 in Magrath, Alberta.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving children; Ken (Bev) of Lac La Biche and Debi (Mark) Charlesworth of Welling as well as their mother, Carol Raasch of Magrath; eight grandchildren: Talia, Eric, Jeremy, Keely, Amanda, Scott, Elizabeth, Austin and four great grandchildren; brother Gary (Donna) of Vernon, BC and sister Anneliese (Walter) Jabs of Creston, BC, as well as many nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held at ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH, 82 North, 2nd Street West, Magrath, AB on Saturday, November 5th, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Jeremy Richert officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Erwin may be made to the Prairie Tractor and Engine Museum, Box 768, Picture Butte, AB, T0K 1V0, or to Good Samaritans Garden Vista, Box 550, Magrath, AB, or to the Jack Ady Cancer Centre, 960-19th St. South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 1W5

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OTTO SALOMONS, beloved husband of Barbara Salomons, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Foothills Medical Centre on Monday, October 31st, 2016 at the age of 70 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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Our beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunty and great aunt, MARGARET ROSE YELLOW FACE (nee Small Legs), “Otter Woman” beloved wife of the late Delbert Yellow Face, left to the Creator on Friday, October 28, 2016 at the age of 72 years.

She is lovingly remembered by her daughters, Lana Yellow Face and Nora Born With A Tooth from Oak Harbor, Wash.; her son Kesley (Blair) Small Legs; grandsons, Talon, Donovan and Jace Vanhazendonk; sister Marie (Charles) Swanson; sister-in-law, Joan Small Legs, as well as numerous nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly. She is also remembered by her adopted brothers, Morris (Betty) Little Wolf, Jim Strikes With A Gun; in-laws, Willard (Linda) Yellow Face, Mervyn (Virginia) Yellow Face, Wallace Yellow Face, Maynard (Debbie) Yellow Face and Madeline Yellow Face as well as extended relatives from many different Nations.

Along with her husband, Margaret was predeceased by her infant son, Delbert Gordon; her parents, Mary One Owl and Jim Small Legs; brothers Robert, Art, Nelson, Jimmy, Dave, Douglas, and Andrew; sister Louise Small Legs; Aunt Martha (Fred) Small Legs; adopted brothers Joe (Lillian) Roan, Floyd (Marjorie) Many Fingers; in-laws, Harvey (Cecilanna Bella), Allen Yellow Face, Clarence (Alfreda) Knolton, Annabell (John) McDonald and Bernie (Bunny) Sommerfeldt as well as adopted sister, Marg Stieb.

Margaret was born October 14, 1944 in Brocket, AB. She attended Sacred Heart Residential School and St. Michael’s Residential School. Margaret worked with West Coast Amusements, at the Buffalo Jump Interpretive Centre, as a shuttle bus driver and at the El Rancho Hotel in Lethbridge. She enjoyed crafting and worked at Peigan Crafts and at Alberta Indian Art Crafts. Margaret upgraded her education in Life Skills and loved her time as a foster parent in Hobbema, AB.

Margaret’s last request was immediate cremation with a Private Family Burial at the Small Legs family plot.

A Farewell Meal for family and friends will be held at the Brocket Community Hall on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 4:00 P.M.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Margaret’s memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Box 2211, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 4K7.

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

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