October 30th, 2020

MONDAY, December 5, 2016


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on December 5, 2016.

Ada Van Egmond

1929 – 2016

Mrs. Ada Van Egmond of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Reel Van Egmond, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at the age of 87 years. Ada was born in Holland and as a young bride, she immigrated to Canada with her husband Reel in 1953. She had a great compassion and a loving heart, which she shared with her family and friends, as well as the people she cared for in her nursing career. She loved animals, and owned cats and dogs throughout her life. She even nursed a bird back to health one summer. Although she lived in a near silent world in her later years, her strength shone through her actions, words and sense of humour. Ada had a strong faith in the Lord, and enjoyed puzzling, reading and playing games with family and friends. She was a special Mom, Grandma, Great-Grandma and friend. She will be forever missed. She is survived by her three daughters Brenda (Gordon) Miller, Helen (Frank) Van Nistelrooy, Marion (Gary) Rupps; one son Brian (Lynn) Van Egmond; ten grandchildren Lana Miller, Tilly (Jeff) Quick, Jonathan Miller, Charity (Mike) Fleischhauer, Jenny Van Nistelrooy, Nikki (Herb) Arnott, Shawn (Michelle) Van Nistelrooy, Casey (Kim) Rupps, Courtney Rupps, Jason (Leah) Butz; fourteen great-grandchildren Jayden, Brody, Hadlee & Parker, Ainsley & Zoey, Jessa, Barret & Brance, Taylor & Jayden, Olivia, Emily & Brooklyn, Madie, Morgan, Harper and Sullivan, as well as family in Holland. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at ST. ANDREW’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 1818 15 Ave. S., Lethbridge, AB. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317 10 St. S., Lethbridge, AB T1J 2M7

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Denise Calpas

1963 – 2016

Mrs. Denise Calpas of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. Bryan Calpas, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at the age of 53 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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MARIE CRABTREE nee Wilson

June 20, 1930 – Cardston, AB

November 25, 2016 – High River, AB

It is with great sorrow that we, the family of, Marie Crabtree nee Wilson announce her passing at 86 years of age. She was our devoted Mother and is survived by her 4 children: Vicky (Jim) Resta of High River, AB, Ed Crabtree of Nipagon, ON, Theresa Crabtree and Jackie Thompson, both of Calgary, AB. She was the much loved Grandmother to Keith (Maggie) Warren, Stacey (Brad) Hyde, Kathy (Dean) Torgerson, Beckie (Adam) McInnis, and Wayne (Amanda) Olson: 11 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild. Also survived by brother Ted (Maxine) Wilson, sister Marilyn (Jim) Cahoon and several nieces and

nephews.

Pre-deceased by her beloved husband of 61 years Wayne Crabtree, parents LeRoy and Ella Wilson (nee Haslam), her brother Tom Wilson, sisters Arlene Strate, Eva Sloan, and infant granddaughter Diane Leslie Crabtree.

Wayne and Marie married in 1948, then moved from Cardston to Calgary in 1955, to Kitimat, in 1971. Upon Dad’s retirement from Alcan Aluminum 1986, they returned to Cardston to once again, be close to Mom’s family.

After Dad’s passing in 2010, Mom decided to move to High River to be closer to her children and grand-children.

We wish to offer our many thanks and sincere gratitude to all the loving care provided by the staff of the following 3 residences: Medicine Tree Manor 2010-2013: Whispering Winds in Pincher Creek for one year, then back to High River’s new residence Sunrise Village. Mom was treated with much love and kindness by you, the staff.

Marie made many friends throughout her life and several new ones including Vera Beale, her very dear and special friend who we all consider to be a Guardian Angel, always looking out for her. Despite Marie’s memory loss, Mom and Vera spent many happy hours entertaining us with their quick wit and humour.

RIP Sweet Marie now that you are re-acquainted with those who have gone before you.

Private family interment will take place in Cardston, AB

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DAHL

KEN DAHL, beloved husband of Helene Dahl of Lethbridge, AB, passed away at the Fort Macleod Extendicare on Friday, December 2, 2016 at the age of 76 years.

Along with his wife, Ken is lovingly remembered by his daughter, Karen (Adam) Trail of Grassland, AB, his special fur companion, Sookie, as well as numerous other four-legged grandkids.

A Memorial Service will be announced at a later date.

In memory of Ken, donations are gratefully accepted at Tim Horton’s Children’s Foundation, Send Kids To Camp, RR#2, 264 Glen Morris Road East, St. George, Ontario, N0E 1N0.

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Elsie Irene Lee

1937 – 2016

Mrs. Elsie Irene Lee of Magrath, beloved wife of the late Mr. Saylor Lee, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at the age of 79 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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Logan Miller-Tait

1934 – 2016

Mr. David “Logan” Miller-Tait of Lethbridge, passed away in Lethbridge on Monday, November 28, 2016 at the age of 82 years. A Celebration of Logan’s Life will be held at 11:00am on Monday, December 5, 2016 at the SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH, 1011-4 Ave., S., Lethbridge, Alberta, with Reverend James Grunden, officiating. A Private Family inurnment will be held prior in the Mountain View Cemetery.

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Ms. Lillian Rose Newton

1949 – 2016

Ms. Lillian Rose Newton of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at the age of 67 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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PARFITT

GERALDINE GENEVIEVE PARFITT, beloved daughter of the late Maurice & Mary Helene, passed away peacefully in Lethbridge, on Friday, December 2nd, 2016.

She is survived by her sisters: Helen Byrne and Jock Carpenter.

Gerri was predeceased by sisters: Kathleen Wilkinson, Frances Webb and Alice Thom and by her baby brother Maurice.

A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 at 7:00 P.M. with Prayer Leader Maureen Condon-Horon officiating.

A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at ST. BASILS CATHOLIC CHURCH – 604 13th Street North, Lethbridge, AB on Thursday, December 8th, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Lukas Drapal Celebrating.

Interment will follow the Reception at Mountain View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, at Gerri’s request, donations may be made to St. Michael’s Foundation, 1400 – 9th Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4V5.

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Yvette Peterson

1954 – 2016

Mrs. Yvette Peterson of Lethbridge, passed away on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at the age of 62 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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Gilbert Provost

Gilbert Charles Provost “Ni yok skoo taamii soyii” was born June 4, 1944 in Brocket , Alberta and was called home on November 29, 2016. Gilbert was the loving husband to the late Viola Provost. He leaves to mourn his sons, Lee (Dierdre) Provost and Ira (Ruth) Provost; his adopted daughters Gloria (Gary) Red Young Man and Carrissa Van Derhoek. His adopted father Tom Crane Bear; his Grandchildren Kayla, Brody, Shania, and Shelby; Tyrone (Monica), Miracle (Bill), Aryelle, Gerri-Lynn and Deon; great-grandchildren Tyray, Annataakii and Bill. Godchildren Dallas Houghton-Provost and Jody Provost. His sisters Geraldine, Diane (Del), Debbie (Frank), Charlene (Roger), Gloria and Lucille (Robert); brothers Dwayne Chuck Provost and Charles (Bev) Provost. His sisters-in-law Eloise Provost and Beverly Crazy Boy, Darlene, Virginia, Gaylene, Berylanne, Delina Good Rider; his brother in law Aaron (Florence) Good Rider; his special brother/friend Louis Smith; adopted sister Deb (Sig) Giverhaug, numerous nephews, nieces, uncles, aunts, and special friends.

Gilbert was raised on the Piikani Nation with his family where he met and married the love of his life Viola in 1972. His education included graduating in 1966 at the Fort Macleod High School and later attending a Social Work program in Winnipeg, Manitoba. His career included various jobs in education, social work, and employment services. His later accomplishments included travelling the Pow Wow Trail throughout Canada and the United States winning many championships in the Men’s Buckskin category. The Buckskin outfit he proudly wore was originally made by his Grandmother Sally Poosakii Provost for his grandfather Charles Provost I; it was then transferred to his father Charles Provost II finally being transferred to Gilbert, who then started dancing at the age of 50. During his dancing career he met many friends that he shared a lot of memories with. His dancing partners on the Pow Wow Trail were Tom Crane Bear, the late Richard Thunder Chief and the late John Healy. Other accomplishments included winning the Blackfoot Canadian Cultural Society award in 2013 for recognition of his contribution to Blackfoot identity, pride and inspiration. Every year he spent the entire 10 days of the Calgary Stampede working as Security, an Interpreter, and dancing at the Indian Village where he proudly represented the Piikani Nation. Gilbert was very honoured to be elected as the President of the Crow Lodge Elders Society, where he diligently and proudly served the Elders and community.

Gilbert was always welcoming and left the door open to all his family and friends as his home was where the family gathered for holidays, special occasions, and branding; he loved spending his time with his family and always strived for unity among everyone he loved. He was an avid rancher and enjoyed spending his time outdoors fencing and tending to his cattle. Throughout his life Gilbert played many sports including curling, golfing, horseshoeing, and basketball.

Gilbert, who was also a member of the Blackhorse Society, was the eldest of 12 children and Patriarch to the Provost family of whom everyone came to for advice and words of wisdom; he loved being there for every one of his family members, whom he proudly cherished. Gilbert would pick up his brother Brian almost daily to take care of him and bring him to town for groceries and anything he needed. Gilbert loved to travel reaching various places throughout the US, Mexico, Asia, Europe; notably travelling to visit family in Wales, UK.

Gilbert is predeceased by his parents Charles and Mary Ann Provost, his loving wife, Viola; his brothers Gordon, Brian and Casey; his adopted daughter Brenda Red Young Man; his adopted brother Gordon Many Guns; his nieces Roseanne Healy, Kim Provost, and Alonna- Dawn Crazy Boy; his nephew Conrad Provost; his great-nephew Dolan Houghton-Provost. His brothers-in-law Richard Thunder Chief, Douglas, Wallace and Clayton Good Rider.

The Provost family would like to acknowledge and give many thanks to everyone that knew Gilbert and shared their own special memories with him, and to everyone that contributed to the celebration of his life; Thank You from the bottom of our hearts.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on December 6, 2016 at the Piikani Community Hall with Reverend Roy Jayamaha Officiating. Burial will be held at Sacred Heart Cemetery with Feast to follow at the Community Hall.


Ernie Hollingsworth
1938 – 2016
Gordon Ernest Hollingsworth, beloved husband of Shirley Hollingsworth of Warner, passed away in Raymond on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at the age of 77 years.
Further information including service details will follow once arrangements have been finalized.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


Paul Freeborn
1935 – 2016
Paul Peter Freeborn, beloved husband of Darlene Freeborn, passed away in Taber on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at the age of 81 years.
Further information including service details will follow once arrangements have been finalized.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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