January 17th, 2021

FRIDAY, November 11, 2016

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on November 14, 2016.


BARRY DOUGLAS ERNO (age 64) passed away October 27, 2016 after a brief fight against cancer. He is survived by Janice, his loving wife of 42 years (Pender Island, B.C.); his two Sons: Shane (Maria and 3 granddaughters-Victoria); Devan (Jennifer and 2 grandsons- Calgary); his Mother Flossie Erno (Picture Butte); his Brother: Don Erno (Marjorie) (Chase, B.C); his Sister: Diane (Duane) Casson (Picture Butte); 3 Aunts & 1 Uncle; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Barry was predeceased by his father Doug Erno.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday November 19, 2016 11:00 A.M. at Picture Butte Trinity United Church.


ROBERT WAYNE BROWN passed away at the Legacy Lodge in Lethbridge, AB on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at the age of 70 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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1942 – 2016

BILL BUCKMAN, 74, of Picture Butte, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, November 7, 2016.

He was born on November 2, 1942 in Lethbridge to Henry “Slim” and Katherine “Katie” and lived all his life in the Barrhill/Picture Butte area.

Dad was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and camping. He was a lifetime member of the Picture Butte Fish & Game and a 50 year member of the Elks Club in Picture Butte. Dad was a genuine farmer at heart and every year looked forward to helping Brian and Robin during seeding, harvest, feeding the crew or just going for coffee with the boys. Dad also worked for the Picture Butte Sugar Factory and the Town of Picture Butte for many winters.

Dad was extremely loving and proud of his kids Shelly (Rob) and Brian (Robin) as well as his three grandkids, Cayli (Chris), Brendan and Holly. His family meant the world to him and he loved being part of everything we all did. We will truly miss him.

We would like to extend a huge thank you to many medical staff: Dr. Canu, Dr. Low, Dr. Wilson & Tanya, Dr. Shukkoor & Carla, Dr. MacEachern, Dr. Dumoulin, Dr. Flemons and the staff on Unit 61 at the Foothills Hospital, Home Care staff & Mona and the entire Jack Ady Cancer Centre; all of you showed such kindness, compassion and care. Most of all, we are so very grateful for Dr. Oviatt for all the kindness and exceptional care shown to our Dad; he sincerely appreciated you!

In memory of our Dad, donations may be made to the Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation, c/o Jack Ady Cancer Centre, 960 – 19 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 1W5.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the ELKS HALL, 112 4 Street South, Picture Butte, AB, on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 1:00 P.M.

Cremation entrusted to Cornerstone Funeral Home.

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– Iitspoohkoomiakii

“Calling from Above Woman”

June 14th, 1936 –

November 3rd, 2016

It is with profound and deep sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of our beautiful and beloved mother, sister, aunt, grandmother/great grandmother, cousin and friend. Mom made her journey to be with her Lord and Saviour on November 3rd, 2016 at the Lethbridge Regional Hospital.

She was surrounded by her loving children, grandchildren, family and friends. She was born at the Blood Indian Hospital on June 14th, 1936.

She was the eldest child of Edward and Jane Davis, she most recently celebrated her 80th birthday.

Her loss will be most deeply felt by her loving children; Jackie (John), Roxanne, Jarvis, Shannon (Iippii) and her baby; Maria Joy. Also her 3 stepsons; Gerald (Robin) Wells, Eugene (Sharyl) Wells and Howard Wayne (Luigi) Wells, all of Montana, USA. She will also be greatly missed by her precious grandchildren and great grandchildren. All of whom she was so proud of and held each and every one of them so dearly to her heart.

She also leaves behind her siblings; Vivian, Wesley (Jeannie), Thelma and her baby sister Karen, who shares the same birthday as her. It has often been said by Karen that she was the best present that mom (Olive) ever received!

She will also be sadly missed by all of her nieces and nephews, cousins, relatives and so may friends. Olive was predeceased by her parents Edward and Jane Davis, paternal grandparents Charlie and Rosie Davis, maternal grandparents Mary Russell, Tom and Cecille Russell; her sister Jaunita and brother-in-law Evans Melting Tallow, her bothers Wilbert and Chester Davis; her baby Lloyd Davis; her nephew Brendan Brothen and most recently her niece, Anita (Twinks) Melting Tallow.

Mom was our rock! She sacrificed so much for us. She taught us to love God and to show kindness and compassion towards others. She taught us to be humble and forgiving, especially when we didn’t want to be. She often told us never to think we were better than anyone and to treat all with respect. She often told us how proud she was of each of us and she saw us as perfect, even if we were not. When we were small, she always kissed us good night, even if we were asleep. She always had a smile, a hug and a “hello” for everyone.

Her kitchen was always open to family and friends. Her phone was always busy. Her favorite question to her children, grandchildren and friends was, “So, any news?” or “Anything new?” She liked to talk hockey with the boys. She loved Jerome Iginla. She loved Elvis and Freddie Fender. She was cool!

She was “Mom” to many foster children and all of her children’s friends. She loved the Lord and often shared that love with others. She was very proud of the fact that she, along with her friend Don Frantz, produced a DVD of the Bible based on the Book of Luke, which they translated into the Blackfoot language. Their DVD has been distributed far and wide and has led many to the Lord. At the time of her passing they were working on a Blackfoot Dictionary.

Mom your passing has left such a deep void in our hearts that can never be filled. We love you to infinity, but God loves you more, so he took you home.

“Every morning lean thine arms a while

Upon the window sill of heaven

And gaze upon the Lord

Then, with a vision in thy heart,

Turn strong to meet the day.”

Thomas Blake

A Family Service will be held at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Friday, November 11th at 5:00 p.m. followed by the Wake Service at the Cardston Seniors Centre (260- 1st Street West), Cardston from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be at the Cardston Seniors Centre, Cardston on Saturday, November 12th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in St. Paul’s Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to: http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca

Elisabeta Szikszay

1934 – 2016

Mrs. Elisabeta Szikszay of Raymond, beloved wife of the late Mr. Alex Szikszay, passed away on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at the age of 82 years. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at LDS STAKE CENTRE, 2 N 200 W, Raymond, AB with Bishop Wayne Smith officiating Interment to follow at the TEMPLE HILL CEMETERY, Raymond, AB.

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PAUL KATONA, of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Isabel Katona, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at the age of 92 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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Marlene Salamon

June 4, 1948 – November 7, 2016

It is with great sadness that we say good bye to a wonderful woman: Marlene Ann Salamon of Lethbridge. Marlene passed away days following a heart attack, on November 7, 2016 at the age of 68 years. Marlene bravely battled a lengthy journey with ongoing health problems. She was a terrific mother, grandmother, sister, auntie and friend. Her family was grateful to be able to say their goodbyes, and be there by her side in her peaceful, final moments. Marlene was born in Lethbridge, AB on June 4, 1948. She grew up with her parents and siblings in Northern AB, eventually got married and took on the challenges of homemaker and farm wife. Marlene also was a business woman and entrepreneur. She was a florist and owned her own flower shop for many years. She eventually found herself back in Lethbridge through the years, and there, spent the last moments of her life. Marlene was loved and respected by everyone who knew her. We will remember her as a great listener, honest, hardworking, positive, strong willed woman who touched the hearts of everyone who were fortunate enough to know her. Marlene’s favorite past times were: gardening, baking, crocheting, visiting over coffee, playing cards, and of course, spending countless hours in her beautiful flower gardens. Marlene loved traditions and family get togethers. She welcomed all that came into her home; her door was always open. Marlene was happiest spending time with her grandchildren, which were her most favorite times of the day. Marlene is survived by her five daughters: Nanci Salamon, Karin (Mike) Ewashen, Jenifer (Salvador) Konopelka, Christine (Aaron) Babiak and Kathryn (Scooter) Rollack. She will always live on in the hearts of her grandchildren: Tony (Katie), Emma, Ashlyn, Megan, Austin, Kylie and Carter. Marlene is also survived by her siblings: Irene Cohrs, Emily Thomas, Gerri Kwaznitza, Rudy Salamon, Alice Hargreaves, Darlene Emard, Leona Levins and Marg Kudeba; as well as many nieces and nephews. Her furry friend, Chloe, will also miss her dearly. Marlene is pre-deceased by her late husband Alexander Konopelka, parents Mary and John Salamon, brother John Salamon, infant brother Andrew Salamon, and grandchildren Cadence and Casey Rollack. Marlene will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Special thanks to the staff of Lethbridge Regional Hospital and St. Michael’s Health Centre for their ongoing medical and loving support throughout the years. Marlene has truly inspired all of us. She was such a positive, strong willed woman who touched the hearts of everyone who were fortunate enough to know her. She made the most of every good day; even the bad days were good days to her. A happy, beautiful person inside and out. May you rest easy in heaven; you truly deserve it. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4th Street South, Lethbridge, AB.

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MERTON “MICKEY” FRANKLIN STANFIELD, beloved husband of Blossom Stanfield, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at the age of 88 years.

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William “Bill” Liggett

1925 – 2016

Mr. William “Bill” Liggett, beloved husband of Mrs. Molly Liggett, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, November 7, 2016 at the age of 91 years. Bill was born on July 14, 1925 in Indian Head, Saskatchewan. He enlisted in the RCAF in January 1944 and after discharge, he enlisted in the Army and was assigned to the infantry until the war ended. He then worked as a fireman for CP Rail before becoming a gas and propane truck driver for 77, Gulf Canada and Superior Propane. He used his trucking as an excuse to have coffee and lunch at the many farmers he delivered fuel to. He was a loyal member of the General Stewart Branch of the Legion and was a member of Gabriel’s Angels until his passing. He enjoyed many nights and weekends playing cribbage and having morning coffee with his friends and as he would say “solving all the problems of the world”. Bill is lovingly remembered by his wife Molly; daughter Valerie (Leslie) Wingerter; grandchildren Christine (Roman) Sizer, Sharla (Sean) Bort, David Wingerter as well as 3 great grandchildren Ellie Bort, Claire Bort and Phineas Sizer. Bill was predeceased by his parents William and Esther Liggett as well as siblings Beth, Stanley and Donald Liggett. Family and Friends are invited to a Celebration of Bill’s Life at 1:30pm on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at the ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION, 324 Mayor Magrath Dr. S., Lethbridge, AB. Memorial donations in Bill’s honor can be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund, Dominion Command, 86 Aird Place, Ottawa, ON, K2L 0A1.

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