October 28th, 2020

SATURDAY, April 22, 2017


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on April 24, 2017.

LEROY BLACKEYES

“BEAVER SHOULDERS”

“KSISSTAAKOTTSIKISS”

Leroy Blackeyes passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2017 at the Lethbridge Regional Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

He is predeceased by his wife, “Tiny” Bertha Blackeyes in 2004.

Prayer service will be held at Snodgrass Funeral Chapel (1101 Main Street) Pincher Creek, AB, Sunday, April 23 at 1:00 p.m.

Wake Service will be held at the residence of Toni and Charlie Yellowface (1631 – 15th Ave, Brocket) following the Prayer Service.

Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, April 25 at the Piikani Community Hall at 11:00 a.m.

Interment at the Brocket Cemetery.


BOULTON

It is with deep sorrow that we announce that WAYNE HENRY BOULTON passed away at his home in Brooks, Alberta on March 25, 2017 at the age of 67 years.

Left to remember him with love are his siblings, Barbara Boulton-Gunn (Kim), Brian Boulton (Pam), Beverly Shima (Randy), Marilyn Lane (Wilf), Pat Standing (Mark deceased), Diane Boulton, David Boulton (Sherry), Valerie Madsen (Mike); his special friend, Shannon Campbell, numerous nieces & nephews, a large extended family, & his many friends in Brooks, Edmonton & around the province. Wayne was predeceased by his parents, Don and Aileen Boulton & infant sister, Nancy.

Wayne was born in Lethbridge, Alberta on April 18, 1949. He attended Kate Andrews High school in Coaldale, Olds Agricultural College and SAIT (for Journeyman and Master tickets). Wayne worked as a master electrician in Brooks for many years.

Wayne’s passion was horticulture. He was an avid grafter and grafted many apple trees and other small fruit trees for family and friends. He had an extensive collection of small fruits in his yard which he propagated and selected for improvement. Wayne also volunteered his time and assisted in maintaining the rose garden at the Brooks horticultural center.

A Celebration of Wayne’s life will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints in the cultural hall, 2223 6 Avenue North, Lethbridge, AB. on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Flowers gratefully declined. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, http://www.heartandstroke.ca, or the charity of your choice.

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


Betty Bourassa
1933 – 2017
 Betty Bourassa, beloved wife of Henry Bourassa, quietly passed away in Taber with family by her side on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at the age of 83 years.
 Betty is survived by her best friend and husband Henry, daughter Gay (Ken) Jensen of Cardston, son Kim Bourassa of Lethbridge and daughter Sharon (Lou) Tams of Taber; eight grandchildren Jody (Ben) Nish, Wade (Sue) Jensen, Megan (Sal) Quinonez, Murray Bourassa, Chris Tams (Emalea Materi), Brandon (Lauren) Tams, Amanda (Travus) Valgardson and Matthew Tams as well as sixteen great grandchildren.
 She was predeceased by her grandson Travis Henry David Bourassa.
 Betty  was a woman full of laughter and kindness. Her husband and family were the most important things in her life, and she loved us all so much. Betty loved to play crib and was lucky enough to get a “twenty nine” hand. Mom enjoyed crosswords, crocheting and a good practical joke. We all looked forward to our phone call on our birthdays where she sang to us “Happy Birthday”. She loved to travel with dad and they spent many happy times together on their adventures, never having to have the radio on in the car, as they always had lots to talk about. They truly were best friends and the love they shared was apparent to all. They were a great example to all the family of what a marriage should be. It was hard for her to leave dad, but we know she will wait patiently for him, so they can be together again.
 A private celebration of Betty’s life will be held. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
 If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Betty’s name may be made directly the charity of one’s choice.
 Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

CHAPMAN

Chapman, Helen “May” (formerly of Lomond) passed away peacefully at the Taber Health Centre on April 18, 2017 at the age of 99 years.

May was predeceased by her husband Ralph, her parents Edward and Helen Brown, and by siblings, William, Janet, Margaret and Wallace and by all her in-laws. She is survived by her children, Ed (Rose) Chapman of Bassano. Margaret (Ron) Schlaht of Lethbridge, and Ian (Penny) Chapman of Lomond. 7 grandchildren: Edward (Melanie), Lisa (Brett), Darren (Tammy), Laurie (Tyler), Kim (Adrian), Thomas and Blair, 10 great grand children.

May attended grades 1 – 9 at Burdock School, then high school at Enchant. After deciding to become a teacher, May attended Calgary Normal School, graduating in June 1938. She taught at Bow Slope School at Rainier as well as Lomond, Parkhill and Victoria Schools in Calgary. In 1950 she quit teaching and married Ralph Chapman and together they raised three children. In 1967 May returned to teaching at the Lomond school, where she taught until June of 1983.

May was involved in many community activities, volunteer work and sports. She was a member of the Goodwill Service Club for over 50 years, Secretary/Treasurer for the Village of Lomond, a member of the Lomond Library Board, Bethany Lutheran Church, Vulcan Golf” Club, Lomond Curling Club and the Lomond Senior Sunshine Drop-in.

May lived in Lomond until the age of 92 before moving to Blue Sky Lodge, Lethbridge in 2010. In 2012, she moved to the Taber Health Centre where she lived until her passing.

Funeral service will be held Monday, April 24, 2017 at 11:00 am at the Lomond Community Church Rev. Gordon Cranch officiating. A private interment will be held at the Vulcan Cemetery.

In memory of May, tributes can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society (800-7015 MacLeod Tr SW, Calgary, AB T2H 2K6) or a charity of your choice.

Arrangements in care of Vulcan Funeral Home Telephone 1-403-485-2633.

E-mail condolences through http://www.vulcanfuneralhome.ca.


DEMERS

DEMERS, JEAN WILFRED (JOHN), died peacefully on April 8, 2017 at the age of 64 in Nelson, B.C. after a brave battle with cancer. He spent the better part of his life in the Nelson area where he could indulge his passion for geology and prospecting. After working on the maintenance crew for the C.P.R. for several years, he was finally able to wander the hills and mountains of the interior of B.C. John collected semi precious gems and other interesting rocks which he polished and turned into jewelry. During those years, he held various positions with several mining companies and spent a winter with the Diavek Diamond mine in the NWT. Less than a year ago, John travelled to Iceland where he fulfilled a lifelong dream to explore the volcanoes and unique geology of that country.

Although he enjoyed a mostly solitary life, John still had time for his many friends and family both in and around Nelson and in Lethbridge where he was raised and received his schooling. He had the soul of a philosopher and the heart of a mountain man and will be missed by his sisters; Louise McTaggart (Don) near Edson, Alberta; Jocelyne Edwards of Lethbridge, Alberta; and Carole Demers (Wade Hutchins) of Fort Macleod, Alberta. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins as well as aunts and uncles. John was predeceased by his parents, Andre and Jeannine Demers and his brother George Demers, his grandparents and many aunts and uncles.

There will be a celebration of John’s life in both Lethbridge and Nelson at later dates.


HOHN

BRENDA JOYCE HOHN, beloved wife of Art Hohn, passed away suddenly on Thursday, April 6, 2017 in Red Deer, Alberta.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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


HOLMES

JOANIE FLINDA HOLMES, beloved wife of Winston Holmes, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the St. Therese Villa, on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at the age of 74 years.

A Celebration of Joanie’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 3:00 P.M. with Reverend Eva Stanley officiating.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


JENSEN

MR. JERRY JENSEN, of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Margaret Jensen, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, April 21st, 2017 at the age of 64 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Lawrence Kast
1946 – 2017
Lawrence Edward Kast, beloved husband of Sherry Kast, quietly passed away in Lethbridge on Monday, April 17, 2017 at the age of 70 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at a reception at Country Kitchen Catering (below The Keg), 1715 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Saturday, May 6, 2017 between 2:00 P.M. and 5:00 P.M. A private burial will be held at the Prairieview Cemetery, Grassy Lake. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Left to mourn his passing is his wife Sherry Kast, daughter Erin (Ken) Scott and their children Leesha and Andrew; sons Alan (Lue) Kast and their son Wade; Douglas (Nola) Kast and their children Keylee (fiancé Shane Bezooyen) and Kyle. Also surviving are his sister-in-law Wendy Kast, brother-in-law Colin Morris as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents John and Lyla Kast, brother Merlyn, parents-in-law Dee and Marie Morris and sister-in-law Marcia Morris.
Lawrence was born in Lethbridge on November 23, 1946 and spent the majority of his life on a farm at Grassy Lake.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Lawrence’s name may be made directly to a charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


Morris (Morry) Katz

1933 – 2017

KATZ, MORRIS (MORRY), writer and photographer, on April 18, 2017 at Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge at age 83.

Beloved father of Harry (Anne Reece), Stephen (Francesca Zingrone) and Stanley (Madeleine Sauvé), brother of David Kates and the late Jack Katz, and grandfather of Joshua, Simon, Michelle, Rachel, Adam, Edgar and Vincent.

Frequently sighted behind a camera aimed at old machinery or more ancient rock formations, Morry moved to Lethbridge after retirement from the advertising industry in Toronto to pursue his love of photography and the landscape of Southern Alberta.

Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapel. Donations may be sent to Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation (www.crhfoundation.ca)

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


Herman Konynenbelt

1934 – 2017

Mr. Herman Konynenbelt of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Carol Konynenbelt passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at the age of 83 years.

A Graveside service will be held for family and close friends at 11:00am on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the NOBLEFORD CEMETERY, Nobleford, Alberta.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the MARANATHA CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 260 McGill Blvd W, Lethbridge, Alberta with Pastor Jim Zondervan, officiating.

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


LANDON

RUTH ESTHER LANDON, beloved wife of Ken Landon, passed away peacefully in Lethbridge, surrounded by her family, on Sunday April 16, 2017 at the age of 66.

A Memorial Service will be held at the Lethbridge Lodge Grand Ballroom, 320 Scenic Drive S, Lethbridge, on Saturday April 22, 2017 at 11:00 am.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.salmonandsons.ca


Mitchell, John David

Jan 28, 1933 – April 20, 2017

Mitchell, John David, formerly of Vulcan, passed away peacefully in Victoria, B.C. on April 20, 2017 at the age of 84 years.

Dave will be greatly missed by his wife Bev, his children Winston, Scott (Susie) and Lyndon (Cathy), seven grandchildren and one great granddaughter, many nieces, nephews, and brother and sisters in law. He was predeceased by his first wife Virginia, parents John and Vera and his brother Donald (Lorna).

Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 1:30 pm at the Vulcan Cultural and Recreation Centre. Family Inurnment Vulcan Cemetery.

Tributes in David’s memory can be made to the Vulcan Health Care Palliative Unit, Box 299, Vulcan, AB T0L 2B0.

Arrangements in care of Vulcan Funeral Home.

Telephone 1-403-485-2633.

E-mail condolences through

http://www.vulcanfuneralhome.ca.


Lena Moore

1920 – 2017

Mrs. Lena Cecelia Matilda Moore (Karabis) passed away peacefully at Age Care Columbia Lethbridge on April 9, 2017 at the age of 96 years.

Lena was one of eight girls born to Joseph and Annie Karabis, 2 remaining (Veronica Spenst of Calgary and Teresa McCall of Palm City, Florida). She was born at Dysart, SK, and later moved to Edmonton in 1939 and subsequently to Lethbridge in 1955. She was a hairdresser / manicurist, did accounting, operated the canteen at Lethbridge Research Station, and was an active bowler for many years. She also attended St. Patrick’s Catholic Parish for over 50 years.

She is survived by her Daughter Janet Willms of Lethbridge; her Grandson Jason (Elena) Willms; Great Grandson Reed of Edmonton. Daughter Carole Edmonds (Grant) of Red Deer; Granddaughter Shawna Edmonds Coutu (Darin); Great Grandson Tyler; Great Granddaughter Alexa of Edmonton; Granddaughter Lara Edmonds Varner (Greg); Great Grandsons Marcus & Kyle of Munich, Germany.

She was predeceased by her husband, Ralph in 1976.

We wish to thank the caring staff at Age Care Columbia and the Bridges Program at St. Michael’s Centre. Thank you to Drs. John Novak, Howe Leam and Chuck Galombos for their continued care. Also a thank you to the Noronhas & the Chows.

A Celebration of Life will be held in July. A Mass Intention may be requested by calling St. Martha’s Parish at 403-381-8897.

Memorial donations to Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation greatly appreciated, 960 – 19 St. S., Lethbridge, AB T1J 1W5.

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


David Paulsen

1951 – 2017

Mr. David Richard Paulsen of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Darlene Paulsen passed away on Wednesday April 19, 2017 at the Peter Lougheed Hospital in Calgary at the age of 65 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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


WHITE MAN

RICHARD “RICKY” WHITE MAN passed away in Lethbridge on April 18th, 2017 at the age of 58 years.

The Family Service will be at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Wednesday, April 26th at 5:00 p.m. followed by the Wake Service at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Blood Reserve on Thursday, April 27th at 1:00 p.m. Interment in the Pioneer Cemetery.

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

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