January 18th, 2021

FRIDAY, March 23, 2018

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on March 23, 2018.


Loving Wife, Mother & Oma

Who loved her Lord & Saviour

Jesus Christ

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Liane Elisabeth Beyer (née Klein) of Lethbridge, beloved wife of George (Juergen) Beyer, passed away surrounded by her family at the St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit on Tuesday, March 13th, 2018 at the age of 83 years.

Liane was born in Koenigsberg, East Prussia, Germany and came to Lethbridge in 1954 where she met her husband George. They were married on October 22th, 1955 for 63 years.

Besides her loving husband of 63 years, Liane is survived by her three daughters Susan (Russ) and her children James (Manna and children Logan, Kaiden and Taia), Russ (Raechelle and children Quinci and Lexton), Kristin (Ryan), Matthew (Nichole and daughter Maelyn); Rita and Ellen (Dean). She is also survived by her three sons, Roy and his children Steven (Rachel), Tiffany (Jaxon and daughter Everly), Janny (Jake and son Owen); Gary and his children Chelsea (Adam), Travis and Megan; and Andre.

She is also survived by her sisters Christa and Margot (Albrecht) and in-laws Ellen (Horst) and Sigrid. She will be dearly missed by close family friends, Agathe and Werner.

Liane was predeceased by her father Otto, her mother and stepfather Lydia and George Friesen, her in-laws Hans and Maria Beyer, her brother Manfred, son-in-law Barry and her brothers-in-law Guenther and Rudy.

Mom, not a day goes by that we don’t think of you, and miss you and love

you….. 2 Corinthians 5:8 & Proverbs 31:10-31

Special thanks to nurses and staff at St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care

A Service of Remembrance will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive, Lethbridge, on Saturday, March 24th, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Ralph Molyneux officiating.

In lieu of flowers please donate to St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit, 1400 – 9 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4V5, or online at http://www.covenantfoundation.com

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


Mr. Allen Edward Dickout, beloved husband of Connie Dickout and father to Jennifer (Mitch) Thomson and Lesley (Jordan) Dickout passed away suddenly at the Chinook Regional Hospital on March 20, 2018 at the age of 66 years. Allen’s memory will be cherished by his grandson’s Bradyn, Jackson, Dylan and Daniel as well as by his granddaughters Mikayla and Miya. Al will be lovingly remembered by his sisters: Beverly Pecht, Brenda Boe, Judy Baker, Debbie Lachuk and Peggy Kipnik as well as by brothers Gordon Dickout and Larry Batalden and their families. He will be dearly missed by his extended family and many friends.Al is predeceased by his and Connie’s parents, a brother and three brothers-in-law as well as by two nephews and an infant son. He was born March 16, 1952 to parents Jolane and Edward Dickout. He and his eight siblings, grew up on the northside. Al married Connie, his high school sweetheart in 1971. He was very proud of their girls and grandchildren. He took interest in their lives and worked hard to provide for and support them. Al was a journeyman millwright by trade. He built, maintained and repaired food processing equipment, wind turbines and a variety of mechanical systems at Catelli’s, York Farms, Cascade Fertilizers, Select Turkey and Maple Leaf Foods. He loved his trade and earned the respect of his colleagues.Al beat cancer twice and on-line poker players many times. He enjoyed camping and mountain air, the joy of catching the most fish, spending time with friends and the freedom of riding a motorcycle. He was a good cook and master of the BBQ. He relished a cold beer and liked the simpler things in life. He was always willing to help sort out a mechanical or plumbing challenge for friends and family. Al treasured his grandchildren and close relationships. Treasured memories will be shared in the Celebration of Al’s Life, which will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, March 24th at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13 St. N., Lethbridge, AB.Friends and relatives are invited together with the family for food and refreshments in a time of sharing.

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

FEDORATION, Lynn Elizabeth

April 7, 1945 – Ellscott, Alberta

March 14, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Lynn Fedoration, beloved wife of Russ of Calgary, passed away on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at the age of 72 years.

Stubborn, funny, supportive… These are some of the words I would use to describe my beautiful mother. Although Alzheimer’s took her away from us years ago, I learned to appreciate the person she had become in spite of her diagnosis. Today as she took her last breath I was reminded of the person she once was. Always there for me. Life of course will go on but for me it will never be quite the same.

Lynn was born in Ellscott, AB and was a Lioness Club Member for many years. She enjoyed painting and pottery.

Besides her loving husband Russ, Lynn is survived by her daughter Shelley Bailey, her partner Glenn Charles of Calgary; grandchildren, Mackenzie Bailey of Coquitlam, BC and Landyn Bailey of Calgary; and her sister Sheila Sumner of Calgary. She was predeceased by her parents Blanche and Harry Keep, brother Danny Keep and her sister Myrna Sanders.

Condolences may be forwarded through http://www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Lynn Fedoration, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB Telephone: 1-800-661-1599



Dallas Ruby Fraser of Lethbridge, passed away at St. Michael’s Palliative Care on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at the age of 59 years. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13 St. North, Lethbridge, AB.

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


Ina Lorraine Hubbard

1917 – 2018

Mrs. Ina Lorraine Hubbard of Lethbridge passed away peacefully on March 18, 2018 at the age of 100 years. Ina is survived by her children, Harry of Lethbridge, Ardyce (Lyle McArthur) of St. Albert, Bruce (Marlene) of Medicine Hat, and Glen (Lani) of Lethbridge, as well as 9 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Arteric, grandchild Chani, and daughters-in-law Laverne and Delores. A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00pm on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street S., Lethbridge, Alberta. Reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Ina’s name may be made to the MS Society of Canada, Suite #150, 9405 – 50 St, Edmonton, Alberta, T6B 2T4 or call 1-866-922-6065.

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

John miller

1948 – 2018

Mr. John Richard Miller of Lethbridge, husband to Donna Miller, passed away at the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary, AB on Tuesday, March 6th, 2018 at the age of 69 years. A Celebration of John’s life will be held in April. Details to follow at a later date.

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

June Matkin

1935 – 2018

Ms. June Matkin passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at the age of 82 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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

Victoria “Vicky” Linn

1927 – 2018

Be kind and find the good in one another!

Mrs. Victoria “Vicky” Linn of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. George Linn, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, March 16, 2018 at the age of 91 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, March 23, 2018 at ST. AUGUSTINE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, 411 – 11 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 2N9, with Canon James Robinson officiating.

For those who wish, in lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund, 324 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 3L7.

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

Marjorie “Marge” Anderson

1946 – 2018

Mrs. Marjorie “Marge” Anderson of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. Arnold Anderson, passed away at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at the age of 71 years. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at 10:00am on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4th Street South, Lethbridge, AB. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL.

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



It is with a heavy heart and sorrow, that we announce the sudden passing of LOUIS MELVIN SOOP – Piitaikihsipimii (Spotted Eagle). A beloved husband, father, brother, uncle, grandpa, and friend, dearly departed at his home on March 16th, 2018 on the Blood Reserve.

Louis, born January 31st 1937 to Arthur Soop and Josephine Healy Soop at the Blood Indian Hospital, was a member of the Mamiks (Fisheaters) clan. He leaves behind loving wife Abby (Flynn); children: Sandra, Greg (PattyAnne), Shane, Phillip (Doris), Annette (Jimmy); sisters: Carolyn (Douglas), Corola (Hank).

Louis was predeceased by: father Arthur Soop; mother Josephine; paternal grandparents, Dick and Beth Soop; maternal grandparents, John and Louise Healy; brothers Kenrick, Everett, Oliver, Clement; niece Kari-Lynn (Tweety) Soop; granddaughter Kassie Soop; nephew Darby Soop; his grandchildren: Tyler (Patrycja), Danielle (Kaylee), Tenielle (Colton), Natasha (Owen), Neil (Sam), Josh, Zack, Faith (Brad), Hope, Diana, Owen, Ronin, Nolan, Nation, Paige, Gracie, Marchie; great grandchildren; Rayney, Kaylin, Kamrie, Hendrix.

Due to complications at birth, Josephine was kept at the hospital for a month, and Louis was taken care of by nuns who came to adore him, and would often walk the halls with him.

Louis, a known scholar, attended The Residential School, during which he joined the cadets, and quickly rose in ranking, receiving a medal for outstanding marksmanship. Soon after, Louis was awarded a commission from the Governor General in her Majesty’s Service to the rank of Second Leftennant; also attended Glenwood School, travelling on horseback to and from proved to be joyous for Louis, then Cardston High School, and finished his final year at Western Canada High School in Calgary, AB, working at Loblaws after school to pay for room and board. Throughout his school years, Louis started a band with Harold Healy, called the Melody Pals, where Louis played the accordion. They would often crash dances where the music tempo would be slower, and liven up the crowds with their cheerful music.

Once finished school, Louis decided to move to Toronto, finding work at Sears, where he would soon meet the love of his life and future wife Abby. They were married within a year, and traveled to Glendale, California, where Louis received training working on the new IBM computers. Once training was complete, heading back to Toronto, Louis started working at the Canadian IBM.

After 2 years in Toronto, Louis received the greatest opportunity, working as a reporter at the Blackfoot Radio Station. Moving back to the Blood Reserve, Louis found his calling and by far his favorite profession. Louis was very sincere and engaging with people, proving a favourite past time, and not considered a job by any means as this summed up his whole personality.

Louis’ wide range of employment also included managing the Standoff Supermarket, then returning to the Kanai News as Director of the paper. Louis was always quick to help loved ones, most notably driving the late Everett Soop to conferences, workshops, and meetings, all whilst sitting on the Alberta Heritage board and the Alberta Handicapped association for several years.

The ever adapting scholar, continued his education by studying his love of art at The University of Lethbridge. Aquiring a degree in Fine Arts, and developing his own unique style, his works are displayed throughout the reserve, and is featured in The Edmonton Parliament Building. Louis also coordinated The Art Symposium at The Galt Museum in Lethbridge, AB, and acted as Director at The Native Film Festival in Pincher Creek in September of 1988. In 2002, Louis was instrumental in bringing The Freeman Collection of Native Artifacts from The Royal London Museum and The Royal Ontario Museum to be exhibited at The Galt Museum entitled Akaitapiiwa Ancestors Exhibition.

Louis’ love of heritage was showcased as he started teaching Blackfoot Studies at The Red Crow Community College for over 20 years, and partaking in seasonal teachings for over 10 years at The University of Lethbridge and University of Calgary.

Louis started storytelling with Mary Hayes, travelling Alberta partaking in conferences and school symposiums, becoming very in sync. Traditional Dancing brought tremendous joy to Louis, where he would dance at The Chateau Isabella on the weekends, and was invited to dance in Hamburg, Germany, where there are Native Outdoor showcases.

In the early 2000s, Louis and Abbey joined one of the Reserves most prestigious associations, The Horns Society.

In the last few years of Louis’ life, he started writing his memoirs of life experiences, and the night before his passing, Louis looked over at his wife Abbey Soop, and stated “I think I’m finished.” He touched so many lives, and was truly loved by all, and will be greatly missed. His memoirs will be published in the near future.

A Wake Service is CHANGED to the Moses Lake Community Hall, Blood Reserve on Friday, March 23rd from 7:00 p.m. all night. The Funeral Service will be at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Blood Reserve on Saturday, March 24th at 11:00 a.m.. Condolences may be sent to: http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca

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