October 26th, 2020

FRIDAY, March 2, 2018


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on March 2, 2018.

BATTEY

GAIL LINDA BATTEY (née Noble) beloved wife of Paul Battey, passed away peacefully and surrounded by her family at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at the age of 63 years.

Besides her loving husband Paul, Gail is survived by her children Melissa Battey, Vanessa McDowell (Kyle) and Matthew Battey; her grandchildren Skyler, Liam, Gavin and Kailee; her twin brother Gordon Noble (Hazel); her sisters-in-law Diane Panting (Garth), Linda Kirton (Bruce) and Lorna Pyrih (Dr. Lawrence Pyrih), as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents Lloyd and Shirley Noble and by her first husband Leonard Hall.

Gail was born July 7, 1954 in Winnipeg, MB. In her early years, she enjoyed playing softball and bowling. Before she started a family, she worked at the Winnipeg Clinic in the Records Department. As she grew older, she developed a love for baking, cooking and spending time with her family, especially her grandkids. She also enjoyed playing bingo and going shopping. Once her children were older, she volunteered at the Deer Lodge Centre in Winnipeg. Gail moved to Lethbridge in 2013 to be closer to her grandchildren. She was an animal lover and truly adored caring for her many pets over the years.

A Celebration of Gail’s Life will take place in Winnipeg, MB in the Spring of 2018.

Gail’s family would like to extend a heartfelt thank-you to Dr. Wong and the staff at dialysis, as well as the staff on 3C at the Chinook Regional Hospital.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, 6007 – 1A Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 0G5 or to the Canadian Diabetes Assocation, 3105 – 16 Avenue North, Lethbridge, AB T1H 5E8.

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DAY CHIEF-CREIGHTON

ANDREA TARA DAY CHIEF-CREIGHTON, 39, passed away in Lethbridge on February 26, 2018.

A Candlelight Service will be at #19, 20 McGill Blvd. W, Lethbridge on Sat. March 3th at 6:00 p.m. A Wake Service will be held at the White Calf Hall, Standoff on Wed., March 7th from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve on Thurs., March 8th at 11:00 a.m.

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FOWLER

ISABEL FLORENCE FOWLER, beloved wife of Arthur Fowler, passed away at St. Michael’s Health Centre on Friday, February 23rd, 2018 at the age of 81 years.

A Celebration of Isabel’s life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Monday, March 5, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Lorne Willms officiating.

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William “Bill” Kaupp

1953- 2018

Mr. Bill Kaupp of New Dayton, beloved husband of Mrs. Paula Kaupp, passed away suddenly on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at the age of 64 years. Bill was born in Lethbridge, Alberta, the eldest son of Howard and Frankie Kaupp. He was later joined by five younger brothers and one sister. Bill married his high school sweetheart and the love of his life Paula Baron on December 7, 1974. After settling in New Dayton they eventually welcomed 2 daughters followed by 2 sons. Bill took great pride in his farming and his inventive mind was endlessly unique. Bill was a wonderful curler, a sport he enjoyed his whole life. He spent his last years enjoying semi-retirement, spending much of his time in Gulfport, MS and Rexford, MT. The true light of Bill’s Life in the last years has been his beloved grandchildren. Nowhere was there a prouder grandfather. There was no role Bill filled better than that of the doting Papa. Bill will be remembered for his distinctive laugh, his generosity of spirit and his love of family. Besides the love of his life Paula, Bill is survived by his daughters Jaime (Jordy) Metzger, Lindsay (Ivor) Magill; son Jon (Jessica) Kaupp; grandchildren Olivia, Nate, Raya, Maggie, Reggie, Annabelle and Henry; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Bill passed away with his son Clint. A Private Family Prayer Service will be held on Sunday, March 4, 2018. A Celebration of Clint’s Life will be held at 1:00pm on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at the WARNER CIVIC CENTRE, 508 – 4 Ave, Warner, Alberta, T0K 2L0, with Pastor Brian Magee officiating. A Private Family Interment will follow in the Warner Cemetery.

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Clint Kaupp

1989- 2018

Mr. Clint Kaupp of New Dayton, passed away suddenly on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at the age of 28 years. Clint was born in Lethbridge, Alberta, the youngest child of Bill and Paula Kaupp. Clint grew up on the family farm in New Dayton, going to school in Warner. Hockey was a big part of Clint’s early life. As an adult, Clint was dedicated to the farming operation he shared with his brother Jon. Clint was known by all as the “life of the party”. He lived every day to the fullest and was loved by so many. Clint enjoyed curling in Warner and Foremost and was a professional sports fanatic. Clint loved to show his devilish side by trying to pass on his bad habits to his beloved nieces and nephews. He will be remembered for his kind heart, fierce loyalty and his unique ability to captivate any audience with his humorous and charismatic spirit. Besides his mom Paula, Clint is survived by his sisters Jaime (Jordy) Metzger and Lindsay (Ivor) Magill; brother Jon (Jessica) Kaupp; honorary brother Lee McTaggart as well as nieces Olivia, Raya, Maggie and Annabelle; nephews Nate, Reggie and Henry; Clint passed away with his father Bill Kaupp. A Private Family Prayer service will be held on Sunday, March 4, 2018. A Celebration of Clint’s Life will be held at 1:00pm on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at the WARNER CIVIC CENTRE, 508 – 4 Ave, Warner, Alberta, T0K 2L0, with Pastor Brian Magee officiating. A Private Family Interment will follow in the Warner Cemetery.

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MACDONALD

DENISE MARIE-JEANNE MACDONALD, beloved wife of the late Leo Theodore Macdonald, passed away at the Carewest – George Boyack Facility in Calgary on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at the age of 82 years.

Denise is survived by her daughter, Belinda (Paul) Langridge of Coquitlam, BC; her son, Ron (Maureen) Macdonald of Calgary, AB; her grandchildren, Tara, Kayla and Riley; her great-granddaughter Nevaeh, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Ovila and Marie-Jeanne Desjardins and by her siblings, Andre Desjardins, Micheline Sevigny and Yves Desjardins.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback, Celebrant.

In lieu of flowers and in memory of Denise, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, #200, 325 Manning Road N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5, or online at http://www.cancer.ca/donate

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Martha Silsbe

1916 – 2018

Mrs. Martha Silsbe of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Lawrence Silsbe, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at the age of 101 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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Maylon “Marlene” Anderson

1954 – 2018

Mrs. Maylon “Marlene” Anderson nee Yee of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. David Anderson, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at the age of 63 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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Merle Hein

1928- 2018

Mrs. Merle Alice Hein, loving wife of the late Dr. Stanley Hein and beloved mother of Kent Hein (Jan), Murray Hein and Corliss Robb (Doug), left this life on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the age of 89 years. Also left to mourn her passing are her cherished grandchildren Sterling Hein, Carlen Hein (Kellan), Natalia Phillips (Nathan), Mackenzie Hein and Meran Robb; 2 great granddaughters Iona Phillips and Hannah Gallagher. Merle will be deeply missed by her surviving older sister Jean Sucloy of Vancouver, many nieces and nephews and dear friends from Rocky Mountain House. She was predeceased by her parents Harvie (Happy) and Minna Phillips; her husband of 60 years, Dr. Stanley Hein; and brothers Harvie Phillips and Bobby Phillips. Merle was born in Calmar, Alberta, on August 14, 1928 and lived there until she moved to Edmonton to study nursing at the Royal Alexandra Hospital. Upon graduating, she moved with her new husband to Mayerthorpe and then to settle in Rocky Mountain House. For the next forty years, Merle dedicated her days to supporting Stan and his busy medical practice. She was a stalwart community and Presbyterian church member, an ever-cheerful woman and a reliable person to ask for help. Plenty of food was part of Merle’s generous heart and was shared at her table and at many community events. Merle loved square dancing at least weekly and improved her public speaking at Toastmasters. She will be missed by the many people who grew to love her. We thank and honor those caregivers at St. Therese Villa who have gently cared for her over the past 6 years. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, AB with Reverend Hugh Jack officiating. A Graveside Service will take place at a later date in Merle’s final resting place in Rocky Mountain House. Donations are gratefully accepted by the Alzheimer Society of Canada, 740 – 4 Ave. S., Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 0N9.

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Timothy “Tim” Mueller

1989- 2018

Mr. Timothy “Tim” Mueller of Warner, beloved only son of Carson & Estelle Mueller, passed away suddenly on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at the age of 28 years. Tim was born November 3, 1989 in Lethbridge, AB. He attended school in Warner, then traveled to Australia and New Zealand with his best friend Clint Kaupp, returning to work on the family farm and Triple W Gas Co-op. Tim had a larger than life personality and lived every day to the fullest, making life long friends wherever he went. He could put a smile on anyone’s face just by entering the room. Tim loved farming, spending time at the family cabin in Tie Lake, BC and boating with his brother-in-law Shaun and his many friends. He also enjoyed playing hockey, curling, baseball, and traveling to professional sporting events. Tim was a member of the Warner Volunteer Fire Department, Curling Club, Rockets Men’s Hockey Team and baseball pools. Tim will forever be remembered for his big heart, love of family and friends and love of life in general. He will be deeply missed. Besides his loving parents, Tim is survived by his cherished sister and brother-in-law Brianne and Shaun Hutchinson; much adored nephew Jack Hutchinson; grandpa George Mueller; girlfriend Mariah Hierath; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and their families. Tim was predeceased by his Aunt Faye and Uncle Ron Racz; grandparents Ian and Eileen Wright; Doris Mueller and Selma Mueller; as well as his brother-in-law Jordan Figenshau. A Celebration of Tim’s Life will be held at 1:00pm on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at the WARNER CIVIC CENTRE, 508 – 4 Avenue, Warner, AB, with Pastor Brian Magee officiating. A Private Family Inurnment will take place in the Warner Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Warner Volunteer Fire Department, Box 218, Warner, Alberta, T0K 2L0.

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NO RUNNER

FRANCES NO RUNNER “Kaiistaohkomi” (Together the Thunders Roared) passed peacefully on February 23, 2018, after 75 years of service to the Creator and Family. She is joyously home now. She was born to Bob and Helen (Oka) No Runner on March 28, 1942, the sixth of seven children. She lived out her life in Old Agency on the Blood Reserve. She attended St. Paul’s Anglican Residential School. Frances was an introspective and intelligent person who loved school and had aspirations for higher learning, however circumstances at the time limited native women to gain higher education. Throughout life she kept herself well-versed and informed.

Lifelong duty to family became her calling, and in her quiet, unassuming nature she lived each day with purpose. After her mother’s passing, she cared many, many years for her father until he passed at the age of 97. Kaiistaohkomi takes with her the vast knowledge given to her by her loving father. Frances kept a meticulous home for her brother Donald through his later years. She was affectionately known only as “Auntie” by her many nieces and nephews spanning four generations. She addressed family only by their traditional names and often retold us how our names came to be. Throughout her lifetime, she was a servant to her many cats and dogs. Shortly before her passing, her dog Lexi got stomped by a deer, and Auntie lovingly restored her dog through its ordeal.

Kaiistaohkomi leaves behind her younger sister Della, who together shared the last 26 years of life. She leaves her nieces and the nephews who called her “The P.I.” and who sometimes weren’t always in her good books! She enthralled us with her knowledge of long ago legends among other things. Frances was a very private person but her love shone through her eyes and was felt by her gently touch and heard by her soft, soft voice. She was a woman of strong faith and would be heard loudly singing her hymns (when she was up to something!)

She will be missed by her adopted sisters, Marina No Runner, Bella Mistaken Chief, Gloria Day Chief and Fanny Weasel Fat. Auntie will be forever missed by her nieces Jennifer, Charlotte, Joanne, Cindy, Delphine, Sherry and Cheryl and her nephews Tom, Alvin, Calvin, Delvin, Clayton and Harley.

She was predeceased by her parents Bob and Helen; her brothers Lawrence and Donald; her sisters Nancy, Dorothy and Philomena; her nephews Darrell, Robert, Roddy, Dugan; her nieces Tawny-Jo, Morning Star and Harley Nova; her brothers-in-law Horace Red Crow and Gilbert Little Bear; her nephew Darwin Rusty Healy; her aunts Annie Day Chief, Betty Healy, Beatrice Weasel Fat and Edith Mills, and her uncles Steve Oka, Tom Oka and Mike Oka (WWII Veteran).

A Funeral Service will be held at ST. PAUL’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, Cardston, AB on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Michael Tipper, officiating. Interment will follow in the One Spot, Old Agency Cemetery.

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WILLIAM THOMAS SMITH

1930 –2018

Lovingly remembered by wife Betty; son Geoff and his children Brad, Jennifer (Jesse) Adam; son Michael (Brenda Tucnik); son Richard (Diane) and their children Shantal and Austin. Great grandchildren Thomas, Jasmine, Emma and Daxton. Sisters-in-law Carolyn Coutts, Marjorie Benson, Kathy Day (Ron Mantle), Judy Ambler, Janice Day (Joe Cunningham), beloved nieces and nephews and many dear friends. Bill was the son of Duart Smith and step-mother Mabel and son-in-law of Leslie and Dorothy Day.

Bill grew up at Wildcat Ranch north of Lundbreck. Always proud of his pioneer heritage, he excelled in animal husbandry, loved and was loved by all animals. As a rancher, Bill was often called by neighbors to provide amateur veterinary services. He often assisted his friend, Pincher Creek vet Dr. Clarence Smith.

Bill married Betty on April 16, 1960. Together they ranched at Wildcat and began to raise their 3 sons. In January 1966, they moved to Pincher Creek where Bill articled with Charlie Price, C.A.

In 1977, he bought Arthur Tustian’s accounting business in Cowley where he worked for many years as Secretary/Treasurer of the Village of Cowley, Secretary/Treasurer for many utility companies, Manager of Cowley Credit Union, and insurance agent. He was a public accountant who loved numbers next after faith, family, friends, and animals.

Some of the associations that Bill belonged to and aided along their way were: Appaloosa Horse Club of Canada, Pincher Creek Water Co-op, Friends of the Pincher Creek Library, First Baptist Church Pincher Creek, Mill Creek Baptist Camp, Lethbridge Astronomy Club. He enjoyed two mission trips to Tijuana where he was the hammer and saw man who taught young people to use hand tools to build houses for poverty-stricken Mexican families.

In spare time, Bill enjoyed growing strawberries and raspberries, hiking, camping, curling, golfing, holidays from the Yukon to British Columbia to the Maritimes, Great Britain, and especially Arizona. In the last two years of his life he joined the Family Secrets writing group and had three stories published.

He endured many physical problems in later years with grace and dignity and was active until the very last days of his life.

Bill accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior in September 1959 and was baptized and joined First Baptist Church of Pincher Creek in November 1959. He seldom missed a service and served as Board Member and Treasurer for many years.

A Memorial Service for Bill will be held May 19, 2018 at First Baptist Church Pincher Creek.

Memorial Donations in Bill’s name may be made directly to Mill Creek Baptist Camp, (Box 132, Pincher Creek, AB T0K 1W0 or Society of the Friends of the Pincher Creek Library (Box 913, Pincher Creek, AB T0K 1W0) Condolences can be sent to condolences@edensfuneralhome.com

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