January 24th, 2021

TUESDAY, February 27, 2018

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on February 27, 2018.


Monica Mary Chief Body (Natoyipiksaki – Holy Bird Woman) of Standoff, AB passed away after a lengthy illness on February 19, 2018. Monica leaves to mourn her loving daughter and best friend Cindy Marie Chief Body (Gus Big Smoke); as well as numerous nephews, nieces, grand nephews and nieces, cousins and their families.Monica was born on February 27, 1946 in Cardston, AB to late Joe & Kate Chief Body. Monica met late Regis Bruised Head and had one daughter Cindy Marie Chief Body. After separating she remained single throughout the rest of her life. She cared for her parents until their passing. Monica was a devoted mother, who is the last of a generation. She enjoyed traveling to various Indian Days always participating in Hand Games throughout Canada & the US. She was affiliated with Blood Tribe Elder’s group, an LPN at the Blood Indian Hospital, enjoyed playing bingo, loved celebrating holidays throughout the year. She also loved artwork. She was a devoted Catholic who liked to travel to Lake Saint Ann with family when she could every year.Family Service will be held from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME – 703-13 Street North Lethbridge, AB, Wake service to follow 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm at White Calf Hall Standoff, AB, Funeral Service will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church 11:00 am Thursday March 1, 2018. Interment at St. Catherine’s cemetery.

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


DANIELLE CHIEF MOON “Mary Rodgers”, 26, passed away in Lethbridge on February 22, 2018. Beloved daughter of Sherry; mother of Kesh, Amaya, Akiva, Roan; companion of Stan Standing Alone; granddaughter of Daniel (Priscella) Chief Moon.

A Wake Service will be held at the Moses Lake Gym, Blood Reserve on Thurs., March 1st from 7:00 p.m. all night. The Funeral Service will be at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Blood Reserve on Fri, March 2nd at 11:00 a.m.

Condolences may be sent to:


Merle Hein

1928 – 2018

Mrs. Merle Hein, beloved wife of the late Dr. Stan Hein, passed away at St. Therese Villa on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the age of 89 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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Albert William “Bill” Lord

1930 – 2018

Albert William (Bill) Lord of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Joyce Mabel Lord (nee Forrest), passed away peacefully at home on February 22, 2018 at the age of 87 years.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4th Street South, Lethbridge, AB.

In lieu of flowers, we ask that family and friends perform a random act of kindness in dad’s honor.

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Ruth Newton

1925- 2018

Mrs. Ruth Mary Newton of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. Noelin Newton, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at the age of 92 years.

Noelin and Ruth were married in Foremost, Alberta on December 17, 1946 and recently had celebrated 71 years of marriage. They settled on the farm at Skiff, where they raised their four sons. In 1977, they retired to Lethbridge.

In the former years, Mom was very active in her church and the Skiff community. She will be remembered for her enduring positive outlook on life, her knitting and countless meals at home for friends and family gatherings and for meals taken “to the field” during busy harvest season.

Mom will be sadly missed by Dad and her boys and their extended families, missed by all who were blessed to have known her.

Besides her loving husband Noelin, Ruth is survived by four sons, Don (Linda) Newton and their children, Tara (Dwayne) McLaren and Robyn (Kevin) Todd; Dean (Edie) Newton and their children, Jodi Newton, Niki (Darin) Neufeld, Carol Newton, Chance Newton and Ladean Newton; Phil Newton; and Murray (Tracy) Newton and their children, Janay (Dean) Harrang and Daniel (Brittany) Newton. She was also survived by seven cherished great grandchildren.

A Private Family Graveside Service will precede the Memorial Service in the Archmount Cemetery.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Reverend Pauline Bell officiating.

Memorial Donations may be made to the Southern Alberta Bible Camp, 100 – 151002 RR213 Vulcan County, Lomond, Alberta, T0L 1G0.

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“There is a destiny that makes us brothers, none goes his way alone.”

It is with profound sadness that the families of New Dayton & Warner

announce the tragic passing of four remarkable men.

Mr. Ronald “Ron” McKenzie, beloved husband of Mrs. Joan McKenzie, age 67.

Mr. William “Bill” Kaupp, beloved husband of Mrs. Paula Kaupp, age 64.

Mr. Clinton “Clint” Kaupp, beloved son of Mrs. Paula Kaupp & the late Mr. Bill Kaupp, age 28.

Mr. Timothy “Tim” Mueller, beloved son of Mr. Carson & Mrs. Estelle Mueller, age 28.

In death, as in life we stand together, always a family, thanking God that such men lived.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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WHITEHEAD February 20, 1943 – February 23, 2018

JoAnn Meador Whitehead beloved wife of John B Whitehead passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge, Alberta on February 23, 2018 surrounded by her family; her world. She was a wonderful wife, mother, sister and grandmother who was loved, is missed and will always be cherished. JoAnn was born on February 20, 1943 in Emporia, Kansas to Mary Marcella and Lee Roy Meador and enjoyed her childhood years in Wichita, Kansas. In 1963 she met John, a farm boy from Southern Alberta while he was attending Wichita State University. The two fell in love and were married in Claresholm, AB on September 26 1964, JoAnn adored her extended Canadian relatives so much that when they completed their schooling at BYU, she informed him that they were moving to Canada to raise their children and be part of the Whitehead family. They moved from Provo, Utah to Calgary, Alberta in 1967 and finally settled in Lethbridge in 1972. JoAnn never looked back. She loved being surrounded by her new siblings, nieces and nephews as they began to grow their own family. Together JoAnn and John raised 5 children David (Lisa), Noel (Tracey), Jennifer (Mike Harris), Andrea (Brian Knecht), and Patricia (Wade Smith). JoAnn enjoyed the jobs she held over the years as the children grew, but she was most passionate and renowned for her expert sewing skills. She took pride in making all of her children’s clothes and especially loved donning her girls in matching dresses. Over the years she was asked to sew for others, including baby blankets, quilts, machine embroidery projects, and even wedding dresses. When you visited JoAnn, you could be sure to find her in her sewing room working on the latest project. John and JoAnn were fortunate in 1999 to be able to retire and move to their forever home on their acreage in Orton, AB. On the farm they enjoyed the freedom of being out of the city and creating fond memories with family and friends. It was here in front of the stunning Rocky Mountain backdrop that they were most content. With a passion for music and a desire to relive her high school band days, JoAnn joined the Lethbridge Community Band in the late 1980’s and instantly felt at home. For many years, she played clarinet and then bass clarinet in the Gold Band. Enjoying her Lethbridge Community band family, she learned how to play the Oboe and continued to play the new instrument with the Silver Band until her last rehearsal on February 6th. The band was her second family and she will miss rehearsing and performing with them and they with her. JoAnn continues to play music in the hearts of those who have known and loved her. JoAnn’s faith in the LDS Church was important to her and she enjoyed many callings in her life, including Primary, Young Women’s and Relief Society. Some of her favorite memories were spending time with her friends and church community members at girls’ camp through the 1970’s and 1980’s. JoAnn was extremely proud to have served on Tuesdays in the Cardston Temple in recent years and wouldn’t miss those days for anything… not even to sew a new dress or practice the Oboe! JoAnn is predeceased by her parents, in-laws George and Melba Whitehead, and sister in-laws Sheila Whitehead and Debra Brauti. She is survived by her husband, her children, numerous cousins, nieces & nephews and her precious grandchildren, John (Stephanie), Darius, Kassidy, Derrick, Tenneson, Ethan, Noah, Ryan and Maizey. Her grandchildren were her heart and joy. There was no denying that. These ten little (and some bigger!) people brought JoAnn her happiest moments and are who she loved the most. Time spent at Grandma’s house was very special, building a life time of cherished memories. JoAnn, it is those moments we thank you for and wish we could have more of. The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FORT MACLEOD CHAPEL, 643 20 St, Fort MacLeod, AB, on March 3, 2018 at 1:00 pm. Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Salmon and Sons Funeral Home, 433 Stubb Ross Road South, Lethbridge (entrance to the airport) on Friday March 2, 2018 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm, or prior to the funeral service on Saturday from 11:30 to 12:45 pm at the church. Thank you to the caring and supporting hospital staff at the Chinook Regional Hospital Unit 4C and to JoAnn’s friends for their love and prayers. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you spend time with your loved ones, spoil your grandchildren and appreciate enduring friendships. JoAnn would have wanted that.

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