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TUESDAY, January 30, 2018

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on January 30, 2018.


Mrs. Eileen Anderson, beloved wife of the late Mr. Rex Anderson, passed away on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at the age of 88 years. The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Latter-day Saints – Knight Street Chapel in Raymond – 260 E 200 N with Bishop Darren Bevans. Time to be announced.

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Beatrice “Bea” Roberts

1921 – 2018

Mrs. Beatrice “Bea” Roberts of Lethbridge, passed away on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at the age of 96 years. At Beatrice’s request, no formal service will be held. Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Services. Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the sunlight on ripened grain. I am the gentle autumn’s rain. When you awaken in the morning’s hush of quiet birds in circled flight, I am the soft star that shines at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there, I did not die.

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Walter Budarin

1951 – 2018

Mr. Walter Budarin of Lethbridge, beloved son of Emma Budarin, passed away at the age of 67 years.

A Memorial Service will be held at 12:30pm on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Services.

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Daniel Peter Hughes

Aka “Snookadoo” and “Mr.Smiles”

May. 8, 2000- January 25, 2018

“It takes a village to raise a child” which was especially true in Daniels case.

His wings were ready, our hearts were not.

Daniel leaves behind to mourn his loving parents, Scott and Shelly Hughes of Claresholm.

His other “parents” John and Stacey Cahoon. His “siblings” Jordan, Zoë and Tyler Cahoon all of Lethbridge. Also left behind are many other family members and friends.

Daniel attend LCI high school in Lethbridge, for the last 4 years, Where he brought love and joy every single day.

Daniel lived life to the fullest every day, and enjoyed every moment. Whether it was 4X4 driving with his papa, listening to his momma sing, ripping around in the backyard in his car or hanging out in the garage with his fan.

Daniel really enjoyed the simple things in life, like being in the sunshine, hanging out at friends cabin, swimming in the lake, chai-tea Frappuccino or attempting to drive every chance he got.

Daniel came into this world fighting and he left the same way. He lived his life to the fullest and on his own terms. He found reasons to smile even on the darkest days. I encourage all of you to do the same. There is always a reason to smile.

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened”.- Dr. Seuss

A Funeral service and celebration of his life will be held on Wednesday, January 31 at 1:00. at Willow Creek Funeral home in CLaresholm 4079 First Street West with a luncheon to follow.

Special thanks to all the nurses and staff on the Pediatric floor of the hospital. Also a very heartfelt thank you to Dr.Chan, Laurie and Campbell clinic staff. Thank you all for taking such good care of us and Daniel.

In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to help cover the cost of the funeral.


Teresa Fox (nee Weasel Head) – O’taikiimmaakii

On January 25, 2018 at 7:05 AM our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and aunt was taken Home.

Teresa was born on February 10, 1943 to Pat/Mokakin and Paula/Poona (nee Iron) Weasel Head. She was the youngest biological daughter of 15 children. During her upbringing, her parents raised her in the traditional Blackfoot ceremonies and as a little girl she was transferred with them into the Medicine Pipe Bundle, Aihtsi’siihtsi.

At the age of seven, Teresa was placed in the St. Mary’s Indian Residential School on the Blood Reserve. Only going home at Christmas and summer, where she would be at the Aokokatsin. She began playing the organ at the age of 13 and would play at all masses, at times three masses a day. She skipped grade 8 and was placed in grade 9 with her brother Moses. In Grade 10, her final year at St. Mary’s, she was in the same class as her future husband Tony, who had returned from St. Thomas College. In order for Teresa to complete a grade 12 education she had to leave the reserve she attended several nearby schools, including Cardston and St. Mike’s (Pincher Creek). She then left to attend Legal High School, which was unconventional for her very traditional parents. Upon completion of grade 12, Teresa expressed interest to attend teaching school in Saskatchewan, however, the priest refused to support her. She then turned to her sister, Helen MacDougall, to assist her application process for the St. Michael’s School of Nursing, which she began in 1963.

In 1964, Teresa was reunited with the love of her life, Tony. After being together for two years and having their eldest child, Tony and Teresa were married on May 14, 1966 with Fr. Marvin Fox, Oblate Priest presiding. Mom and Dad had 2 more children all the while mom was going to nursing school and practicums that included Ponoka, Fort Macleod, and the Blood Indian Hospital. Mom graduated as a Registered Nurse (RN) in 1970 but attended a rodeo instead of the graduation ceremony. She began working full time at the Blood Indian Hospital (BIH) in Moses Lake in 1970. She had her three younger children while working. She completed her Hospital Administration certificate in 1977 through distance learning.

In 1978, she was elected as part of the Blood Tribe council, and served a two-year term under the late Chief Jim Shot Both Sides, and Roy Fox. Chief Shot Both Sides hand-picked Teresa to be part of the health committee, and she was instrumental in the development of the Blood Tribe Health Department.

In 1981, Mom’s brother, Moses, and her mother, Poona passed away. These two events made it difficult for mom to remain at BIH and she transferred to public health nursing in Standoff. She completed her Nursing Administration from Ottawa during her tenure in Standoff. Mom was a very active member of the Indian and Inuit Nursing Association of Canada. From 1986 to 1990 mom was the Nurse-in-Charge for Piikani Public Health. She worked closely with Charlie Weasel Head (Blood Indian Hospital Administrator) and other tribal leaders in Piikani and Kainai to develop a Community Development Plan.

In 1986, mom was asked to be part of a grass roots team to organize the take-over of the Education system from the Government and Canada and put it in the hands of the local community. Mom and others canvassed the community for signatures and local control began in 1988. Mom served as one of the first Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) members from 1988-90. She did not serve again until 2015-17. Mom’s most recent involvement with a community organization was for the revitalization of the Blackfoot Language as a committee member of the Aiitsiipoyiiksi Committee, from 2014 until her passing.

Mom was a devout Catholic, she was involved in the Cursillo movement when it first came to the Blood Reserve in 1983. She served as Rectora in Saddle Lake Alberta in 1985. She received her certificate for Pastoral Biblical Theology from the Newman College in 2003. Mom was in right relationship with both her Maker and the Church, receiving Holy Communion until her last day. Mom was devoted to her Rosary and this was being said by her family as she took her last breath.

Mom was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, auntie, and sister. Mom and Dad were devoted to one another and their vows and they were honored by their children who organized their 50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration on May 14, 2016. Mom was very supportive of dad and their ranch in the hills where for a time they raised competitive-racing quarter horses. The highlight of their competitive career was racing their favorite horse, Liberty Oh. Mom was a great inspiration to her family in all they did, she sacrificed much of herself to foster her families passions in their own endeavours including rodeo, hockey, figure skating and most especially their educational journeys.

Mom had a very large family. She was a compassionate woman who held many dear in her life. Due to this, the family apologizes for not mentioning everyone.

Mom was predeceased by her parents Pat and Paula Weasel Head; brothers: Mike (Louise) Oka, Robert, Charlie (Irene), Pat (Annie), Frank, and Moses; her sisters: Gertrude (John) Fox, Margaret (Jack) Many Bears, Mildred, Gabriel, Isabelle, and Helen (Martin) MacDougall and her father and mother in-law, George and Margaret Fox.

Mom is survived by her beloved husband Tony Fox; children: Annette (Clark) Bruised Head, Sheila, Derrick (Louise), Terri-Lynn, TJ, Paulette (Duane) Mistaken Chief. Grandchildren: Ken (Erin), Andrea, Scott, Mario (Hayley), Diandra, Ross (Danielle), Joey, Courtney (Nevin), Chate-Lane (Troy), Austin, Avery, Chondra, Jaklyn, and Dallis; Great-Grandchildren: Meeka, Paige, Cruz, Gunner, Brodie, Keni, Drew, Chloe, Tien, Tsisga, Scotty, Sawyer, Tasitsa, Kenneth. Her brothers: Peter (Wanda) and Charles (Rhonda) Weasel Head. Her sisters: Celestine Twigg and Beverly Hungry Wolf. Her inherited children of Charlie Sr. and Irene; her in-laws: Marvin (Lillian), Delphine (Woodrow) Good Striker, Norbert (Louise), Leo (Dave), Bernard (Barb), Chief Roy (Genevieve), Arnold, Jenny, and Jacinta.

A Family Service will be held on Tuesday, January 30th at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston from 5:00 to 6:00 pm followed by a Wake Service at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve on Wednesday, January 31st at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be held in the Blood Band Cemetery.

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

Donna Erickson
1924 – 2018
Donna West Erickson, passed away in Taber on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at the age of 93 years, after recently celebrating seventy five happy years of marriage to Lloyd Stevens Erickson.
A private burial service will be held at the Temple Hill Cemetery, Raymond prior to the memorial service.
The Memorial Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 14 – 3 Avenue East, Barnwell on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 12:00 P.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

Freda Gatzky

1941 – 2018

Freda Gatzky of Lethbridge, formerly of Edmonton, passed away on Monday, January 22, 2018 at Edith Cavell Care Centre at the age of 76 years. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

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GRAHAM “GERRY” ROBERT HUNN, beloved husband of the late Darlene “Dene” Stella Hunn, passed away at St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit on Friday, January 26, 2018 at the age of 86 years.

He is survived by his children Richard (Dawn), Randy (Kathy), Kelley (John) Giesbrecht, son-in-law Ken Rogers, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, as well as his sister Glenda (Donald) Milne of Scarborough, ON.

Gerry was predeceased by his daughter Laurie Anne.

Gerry was born in Birmingham, England on December 19, 1931. After completing school, he worked briefly with the Birmingham City Education Dept. He considered joining the RAF but instead, emigrated to Canada alone on a 7,000 ton cargo ship to St. John, NB. then rail coach class to Toronto; a trip of 15 days.

He arrived in Toronto on December 30, 1949 and on January 3, 1950, obtained a job at the Canadian Bank of Commerce where he worked until joining the RCAF as an officer cadet on June 19, 1950. After receiving his navigator wings and commission, he was assigned to 404 Sqn. Greenwood, NS and in 1953 met his wife to be, who had been transferred to the same Sqn. They were subsequently transferred to the Operational Training Sqn, at RCAF Summerside, P.E.I., where they were married on May 1, 1954. On marriage, Dene had to relinquish her career, but from that point on throughout frequent duty absences (which were usually when children were ill) she supported Gerry completely as he served in Canada, U.S.A., Italy and the Netherlands in a career that saw him fly more than 4,000 hours. His initial RCAF flying was in long range maritime patrol in the North Atlantic and the Arctic, then on to all weather fighters and fighter bombers. His flying included 22 aircraft types with the USAF, U.S. Coast Guard, Italian Air Force, RAF and the German army. He had operational flight test, staff and command assignments; serving on land with the Canadian army and NATO, at sea with the RCN and RN and even a day submerged with the submarine USN Bergall. Military patrols were east to Ankara, Turkey and west to the Philippines with all of Western Europe, North America and the Pacific Island air bases in between.

Dene and Gerry had enjoyed Lethbridge because as senior air force officer in Southern Alberta, he came to visit the Air Cadet Squadron. So, on retiring as a Lt. Colonel, this became home.

In Lethbridge, Gerry supported the Assumption Parish Knights of Columbus as a life member of the third and fourth degree, a chapter member of LUSI and a long-serving volunteer at the Chinook Regional Hospital in a variety of departments (including Santa). He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion (Annual Tattoo Committee) and several charitable organizations.

He did everything thanks to the support and love of Dene to whom he was married for 62 years.

At Gerry’s request, cremation is entrusted to Cornerstone Funeral Home. His ashes will be placed in the Field of Honour at Mountain View Cemetery at a later date with his name on the Memorial Wall next to Dene.

Gerry appreciated the support of his brother Knights, especially Council 5726 and the friendship of they and their wives.

Rather than an Honour Guard, he would like you to sit and hold hands with your lady.

A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 7:00 P.M.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. MARTHA’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 355 Columbia Blvd. West, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, February 2, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Roque Pereira, Celebrant.

At Gerry’s request and in lieu of flowers, donations in his memory are gratefully accepted to THE WAR AMPS, 1 Maybrook Drive, Scarborough, ON., M1V 5K9, the Alberta Birds of Prey Foundation, 2124 – 16 Avenue, Coaldale, AB., T1M 1M8 or to your local Parish.

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

Nita Jarvie

1932 – 2018

Mrs. Nita Jarvie of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Morris Jarvie, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at the age of 85 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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John Walter Ross

1921 – 2018

1st Canadian Parachute Battalion

Mr. John Ross of Lethbridge, formerly of Shaunavon, SK, beloved husband of Mrs. Joan Ross, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at the age of 97 years. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am, Thursday, February 1, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Canon James Robinson, officiating. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects one hour prior. Interment to follow in the Mountain View Cemetery, Field of Honour.

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Linquyen “Lin” Hua

1919 – 2018

Mrs. Linquyen “Lin” Hua of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Siu Hua passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at Legacy Lodge at the age of 98 years. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, with Wayne Kwan, officiating. Interment to follow in the Mountain View Cemetery.

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Mr. David Mercier, beloved husband to Mrs. Sara Mercier, passed away on January 25, 2018 at the age of 53 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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Mildred Piper

1939 – 2018

Mrs. Mildred Piper of Foremost, beloved wife of Mr. Douglas Piper, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, January 29, 2018 at the age of 78 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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