October 31st, 2020

SATURDAY, February 25, 2017


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on February 27, 2017.

BRUISED HEAD

PETER MARK BRUISED HEAD passed away at the Lethbridge Regional Hospital on February 21, 2017 at the age of 80 years. Pete was born at the Cardston Blood Indian Hospital. August 23, 1936. His parents were Pete Bruised Head and Genevieve (Blood) Bruised Head.

Pete is survived by his 11 sons: Rutherford, Albert (Debbie), Wright (Carry), Allen (Tammy), Lynn (Susan), Clint (Sammy), Ivan (Leeanna), Mark, Wilsie (Azzye), Kerry (Lynnette), and Casey (Lydia); his 5 daughters Brenda (William), Trina (Wilton), Henny, Leeann, Dovelyn; brother Joe (Lorraine); sisters-in-law Helen Good Striker and Linda Bruised Head; brother-in-law Wesley Scott; as well as extended families from the Blood Reserve and the USA, Blood. Many Bears, Many Fingers, Cross Child, Eagle Child, Pace, Connelly, Racine, Holloway, Smalls Spotted Eagle, Yellow Owl, Merchant, Iron Pipe, Hall, Mittens, Conway, Takes The Gun Strong, Yellow Tail, Whiteman Runs Him. Harris, Hugs, Plenty Hoops; adopted parents Don (Henny) Davis.

Pete is survived by 61 grandchildren, 81 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren.

Throughout Pete’s rodeo career, he had numerous family and friends throughout Canada and the USA. The family apologizes if we have missed anyone.

Pete was predeceased by his wife Margaret; his parents Pete and Genevieve Bruised Head; his brothers Chester, Everett, Regis, Norbert and sister Isabelle; granddaughter Amanda; grandson Cody; niece Leslie; sisters-in-law Shirley and Barbra; brothers-in-law Jesse and Charlie; grandparents Mike and Louise Blood.

The Family Service will be at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Sunday, February 26th at 4:00 p.m. followed by the Wake Service at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve from 6:00 to 11:00 p.m. The Wake will continue again on Monday, February 27th from 3:00 p.m. all night. The Funeral Service will be at the Senator Gladstone Hall on Tuesday, February 28th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the Family Cemetery. The Feast, honoring Pete, will be at the Gladstone Hall.

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


Estelle Gross

1925- 2017

Mrs. Estelle Marie Gross of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Edward Gross passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday February 24, 2017 at the age of 91 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.


FRIEDRICK

NORMAN J. FRIEDRICK, beloved husband of Debbie Bosch-Friedrick, of Lethbridge, passed away in Lethbridge on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 at the age of 67 years.

A Celebration of Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 11:00 A.M.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Gary Stoffer

1948 – 2017

Mr. Gary Stoffer of Lethbridge passed away at St. Michael’s Health Centre on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at the age of 68 years. A gathering to celebrate Gary’s life will be held from 2:00-5:00PM on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at the HENDERSON LAKE GOLF COURSE CLUB HOUSE, 2727 South Parkside Drive, Lethbridge, AB.

Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.


HARD

NOELLA HARD, beloved wife of the late John Hard, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at the age of 93 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


HOUSTON

DOROTHY HOUSTON, beloved wife of the late Jim Houston, passed away in Lethbridge on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at the age of 75 years.

Arrangements will be announced when completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


John Irwin

1957 – 2017

Mr. John Irwin of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Eva Irwin, passed away on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the age of 59 years. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00PM on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at the COALDALE MENNONITE BRETHREN CHURCH, 2114 – 18 Street, Coaldale, AB. A private family interment will take place in Mountain View Cemetery.

Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.


Syb Johnson
1922 – 2017
Sylvia Ellen Johnson (nee Martin), beloved wife of the late Ron Johnson, passed away peacefully at her home in Barnwell on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at the age of 94 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at the church prior to the funeral service on Monday, February 27, 2017 between 10:00 A.M. and 10:40 A.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 14 – 3 Avenue East, Barnwell on Monday, February 27, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. Burial to follow at the Barnwell Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Syb is lovingly remembered by her five children Sandra Atkins of Edmonton, Hollis (Don) Ehman of Edmonton, Brooke (Josie) Johnson of Ross Haven, Marty (Carolyn) Johnson of Barnwell and Tammy Johnson of Lethbridge. She is also survived by thirty two grandchildren and twenty nine great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her loving husband Ronald Johnson, parents Robert and Sarah Martin, son-in-law Brian Atkins, all her siblings and in-laws.
Syb was born February 26, 1922 in Purple Springs to Robert and Sarah (nee Bowser) Martin, she was the youngest sibling of Millay, Ethel, Sarah, Allen, James, Russell and Lewis. The family later moved to Barnwell where she met and married Ron Johnson on June 15, 1943. Syb loved the outdoors and enjoyed spending time walking and talking with her friends. She was a proud member of the Walkie Talkies. Syb always enjoyed having a pet dog or cat in her home, especially a couple of her favorites Old Yeller and Rocky. She loved working in her yard and garden and would always share what she grew with family and friends. She was also a fabulous cook as the smell of freshly baked gingersnaps and cinnamon buns always hung in the air. Syb and Ronald loved to dance and passed that love on to their children. She always had time for those in need and everyone was always welcome in their home. Her greatest treasure was her family and friends and she leaves for us a legacy of love.
Syb’s greatest desire was to live out her days in her beloved home in Barnwell. Thanks to a team of wonderful caregivers she was able to fulfill that wish. The family expresses deep thanks for the service, care and love that was provided in Syb’s final years.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Syb’s name may be made directly to the Taber and District Health Foundation, 4326 – 50 Avenue, Taber, Alberta T1G 1N9.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


Kerry Kurtzweg

1963 – 2017

Mr. Kerry Kurtzweg of Foremost, beloved husband of Mrs. Vanessa Kurtzweg, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, February 20, 2017 at the age of 53 years. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at FOREMOST COMMUNITY HALL, 801 1st Ave. W., Foremost, AB.

Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.


Mildred “Irene” Erdman

1922 – 2017

Mrs. Mildred “Irene” Erdman of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Victor Erdman, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on February 20, 2017 at the age of 94 years. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00AM on Saturday, February 25th, 2017 at the EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH OF LETHBRIDGE, 4717 24th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB with Pastor Ian Lawson, officiating. A private family interment will take place in Archmount Cemetery.

Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.


SUGIMOTO

FUMIKO ROCY SUGIMOTO, beloved wife of the late Naomichi (Nim) Sugimoto, passed away peacefully February 12, 2017, at the age of 92 in Lethbridge.

Fumi was born in Sapperton, a neighourhood in New Westminster, B.C., January 17, 1925 to Kohei and Hide Nishiyama.

Known lovingly to her childhood friends as “Rocky,” Fumi had fond memories of picking berries and hops, or going clamming and hauling buckets of fresh seafood home on the train, which stopped right outside the family home.

In 1946, she and her family were relocated to Raymond, Alberta, where she worked the sugar beet fields and as a housekeeper. It was occupational training for her life as a tireless farm wife and mother of eight. She married Nim Sugimoto Dec. 7, 1949. They spent the next 57 years together.

The middle child of five, Fumi was always a loyal, responsible caregiver whether to her siblings, her parents, or her own children and grandchildren. A talented seamstress, baker, cook and gardener, Fumi’s large family never wanted for clothing, amazing meals or fresh vegetables and flowers. She could revive even the saddest plant, and once grew a pomegranate from a seed just to see how it would turn out.

She was a humble, quiet woman who took pride in every task, enjoyed a hearty meal and found the positive in every situation.

Fumi is survived by her children Harry (Yvonne) Sugimoto; Kei (Ken) Sampson; Naomi (Joe) Plausteiner; Mark Sugimoto; and Akemi Dawn Sugimoto (Randy Jensen), all of Lethbridge; June Sugimoto of Brooks; daughters-in-law Ann Sugimoto of Raymond and Yvonne Sugimoto of Victoria, B.C.; 14 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was grateful for the love of her extended family: sister Betty Tanigami of Brooks; brother Mac (Reyko) Nishiyama of Lethbridge; lifelong friend and sister-in-law Kaz Sugimoto; and siblings-in-law Brem (Wendy) Sugimoto of Waterloo, Ont.; Tomiko Sugimoto of Lethbridge; Sak Saruwatari of Taber; Takako Sugimoto of Calgary; Teiji Nakamura of Lethbridge; and dozens of nieces and nephews who shared love and laughter with her throughout her life.

Fumi was predeceased by her parents; husband, Nim; sons Chris and Doug; brother Jack Nishiyama; sister, best friend and shopping companion May Saruwatari; and numerous in-laws.

A service to honour Fumi’s life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, February 27, 2017 at the BUDDHIST TEMPLE OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA, 470 – 40 Street South, Lethbridge, with Reverend Y.Izumi officiating.

To send condolences, please visit http://www.generationsfh.ca


VIOLET ANGELINE TATE JOHNSON (COLVIN)

Jan 7 1942 – Feb 1 2017

It is with great sadness to announce the passing of Violet Johnson. Left to mourn her loss Daughter Jackie (Keith) Grandchildren Timothy (Ashley), Jessica (Jared), Jennifer (Bob) and David. Great Grandchildren Brady and Kaelan. Pre deceased by her husband Samuel and daughter Debbie.

She was born in Ireland and did her schooling there. She met Sam, got married and had Debbie. Two years later they moved to Toronto Canada. Shortly after Sam’s job moved them to Kemano B.C. where shortly after Jackie was born. They moved to Prince George 4 years later. Her enjoyment to be around led her to a career as a swim instructor. She then moved to Hudson Hope where she became a teachers aide (substitute) and a waitress at the Sportsman Inn. Soon after she moved back to Prince George Her husband Sam passed.

Soon after She moved to Coaldale AB to be with her daughter Debbie. There she was able to help and watch her grandchildren grow up. In 2014 Debbie passed away. Two years after she moved back to Prince George to spend her last few months with Jackie.

She enjoyed many hobbies including cricket, badminton, swimming, crib, bowling, and shuffleboard. As well as watching many old westerns with Keith. She had a passion for traveling and slot machines. Whether it be on her tablet or at a casino.

She will be remembered for her outgoing spirit and her infectious smile. People enjoyed being around her because of her smile just made you want to be around her. She will be greatly missed.

There will be no service as per her request. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Prince George Rotary Hospice House. A place she was happy to call her last.


WARNOCK

LOREN MELVIN WARNOCK, beloved husband of the late Mary Jean Warnock, passed away peacefully, in Calgary, on Thursday February 23, 2017 at the age of 89. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca

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