July 20th, 2018

MONDAY, May 14, 2018


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on May 14, 2018.

Black Water

Andrew (Aa tso towa) Black Water, of Standoff, Ab, an Elder, Husband, Father, Grandfather, Uncle, Brother and a true friend to all, made his final journey home to Creator with the Sacred Ones by his side on May 6, 2018 at the age of 78 years. He leaves behind his loving & devoted wife Phyllis of 50 years and a devoted, kind, compassionate, loving, and understanding father to his children Andy Jr.(Shannon), Amanda, Kendall, Andrea, Melinda, Christine, Kevin, Colton (Rachel), Taylin Devine (Tailyn), Patches, Conan, and Iris, nieces & nephews Cindy & Tim Begishe, Raymond (Kyla Crow), Russell & Candace Wells, Carolyn Wells, Carl (Chubby) Eagle Bear, LeeAnn Eagle Bear, Jesse (Shilow), Olivia Day Rider (Darrell Good Striker), as well as his grandchildren Jerome, Jasmine, Chantel, Sonny-Ray Day Rider, Jagger Lane Day Rider, Kiiyo Day Rider, Wyatt Day Rider, Kaedon Day Rider, Rannon Day Rider, Madeline Rose Day Rider, Bauer Day Rider, Lennon Day Rider and great grandchildren Ava and Allayah. He is survived by his brothers & sisters (Gilbert & Emelda Black Water, Norbert & Cecilia Black Water, Jimmy Red Crow, Rosie First Rider, and Stella Red Crow & Peter) as well as his close & loving family (Dorothy & Leonard Day Rider, Virginia Eagle Bear & Mervyn) and his numerous friends, relatives & extended families throughout the country.

Andy was born on January 27, 1940 in Cardston, Alberta and was raised in the true Traditional, Cultural, and Spiritual ways by his father (Bill Black Water) & mother (Rosie Red Crow) in the community of Standoff, Alberta. Throughout his life, a determination to succeed in life was driven by his desire to be complete as a human-being who survived in two worlds and his never-ending determination to teach and spread his universal values of honesty, responsibility, respect, courage, trust, understanding, compassion, forgiveness, strength, humility, wisdom, unity and most of all “LOVE & TRUTH” towards each other. His lifetime goal was to stand as an example to others who are standing at the crossroads of making decisions on their future and the road chosen by him is not the only road, but it is a proven road that can serve as a guidepost and example for others to follow. He once said, “We would not be where we are today if not for our ancestors’ and elders’ teachings which simply put was to “Never Give Up” in our promise to our families, our people that we must continue to make a positive difference in their lives”.

He was baptized and raised as a Catholic who attended the Saint Mary’s Indian Residential School in his initial years and graduated from the Saint Anthony’s College in 1959 in the City of Edmonton, AB. He challenged the sports world in many categories and excelled in basketball while playing for the St. Anthony College team leading them to numerous championships whilst attending school there. He dedicated the last 16 years of his life helping those in need especially the formulation of a community group called “Standoff Vision in Motion” whose mandate was simple, which was to promote unity & togetherness by hosting various gatherings, social events, and feasts for the community.

Acceptance of the two worlds (native & non-native) brought about his adopting both as a reality and a necessity for survival in the modern world. Together with his wit, humor and story telling that he conveyed his many messages. His teachings and understanding of treaties, traditional territories, governance and knowledge was due to his true upbringing in his Cultural/Traditional/Spiritual ways. It was his legacy in evidence as he walked and made a trail for all to follow till his last few days and his hope that the teachings, stories and experiences he went though be passed on to the next generations to come. He was also a long-time member of the sacred Horn Society who continued as a mentor and an Elder to all in the Blackfoot territory as well as embracing the many other forms of religion and worship. His legacy, last memories and last words that he asked of us was to “Take care of each other, help each other, support each other, share with each other, and most of all Love Each Other”.

A Family Service will be held at Eden’s Funeral Home (2424 – 5th Avenue, Fort Macleod) on Monday, May 14, 2018 at 4:00pm. The Wake Service will then be held at Senator Gladstone Hall on Monday, May 14, 2018 from 6:00 to 11:00 pm. A Funeral Service will be held at Senator Gladstone Hall on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 11:00am. Interment to follow at St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Standoff. Condolences can be sent to: condolences@edensfuneralhome.com


Ronald Helmer

1936 – 2018

Mr. Ron Helmer of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at the age of 81 years, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Lynne Helmer.

A Private Family Service will be held.

Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 204, 2323 – 32 Avenue NE, Calgary, AB., T2E 6Z3.

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PAUL

FRANK PAUL, beloved husband of Kay Paul, passed away surrounded by his family at the Milk River Heath Centre on Friday, May 11, 2018 at the age of 81 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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Kenneth Riley

1926 – 2018

Mr. Kenneth Riley of Lethbridge, beloved Husband of the late Mrs. Terry Riley, passed away at St. Therese Villa on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at the age of 91 years.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 6:00pm to 9:00pm on Sunday, May 13, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00am on Monday, May 14, 2018 at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB., with Father Kevin Tumback, celebrant.

Liturgy of the Word will take place at 11:00am on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at ST. MARTIN OF TOURS ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 5437 – 43 Street, Vegreville, Alberta.

In lieu of flowers, for those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Lions Eye Bank, 320 Sherbrook St., Winnipeg, MB, R3B 2W6 or a charity of your choice.

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Sheila Ryan

1934 – 2018

It is with profound sadness that the family of Mrs. Sheila Ryan of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Edward Ryan, announce her peaceful passing at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, May 11, 2018 at the age of 84 years.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Shelly Dawn Bassett officiating.

Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels. A private family inurnment will be held in the Mountain View Cemetery.

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SNIDER

Our beloved friend, JAYNE CORINNE SNIDER, died peacefully after a short illness on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at ther Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge. She was 55 years old.

Jayne was born on November 28, 1962 in Camrose, Alberta to Leroy and Anne Corrine Snider. At the age of five, like so many other Albertans with disabilities of her generation, Jayne was admitted to the Michener Centre in Red Deer where she resided for the rest of her childhood and into her young adult years. In 1991, just shy of her 29th birthday, Jayne found a new home as a founding member of L’Arche Lethbridge, as well as a new place of work with Quest Support Services.

Despite her tiny stature, Jayne leaves a great legacy of a better society and better people as her life’s work and calling. She was a trailblazer in Lethbridge in the movement toward greater inclusion for people with disabilities. She herself gave no weight whatsoever to any of the differences that others use to divide us, but regarded each person she met equally as a friend. By her humble example, she taught us that the essence of being human is nothing more, and nothing less, than loving with our whole hearts and being fully present to each other. Jayne never spoke a word, and took pleasure in the very simplest things of life, yet she had the ability to profoundly touch the heart of each person who met her. We are all better people for having known her.

Jayne’s memory will live on in the hearts of many friends here in Lethbridge and young people from around the world who lived with her and whose hands she held over the years. She will be especially missed by her long-time friends, Virginia and Margaret, to whom she was affectionately known as Bear.

Jayne was predeceased by her grandmother, Helen Anne Jackson (“Nanny”) and her mother, Anne Corinne Snider. Mourning her passing are her father, Leroy Snider; her sister, Leanne (Francis) Thomsen and children, Ben (Katelynn), Keihli (Ian), Krysta, and Julie; and her brother, Brian Snider, and children, Jesse and Hannah.

A Visitation will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 9:00 A.M. until 11:30 A.M., with an informal service beginning at 10:00 A.M.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, May 18, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. with Father Kevin Tumback, celebrant.

Jayne will be laid to rest at a later date in the Valleyview Cemetery in Camrose, AB.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Jayne’s honour to L’Arche Association of Lethbridge, 240 – 12C Street North, Lethbridge, AB T1H 2M7.

To send a condolence, please visit

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TWIGG

It is with great sadness that the Twigg Family announces the sudden passing of JOSHUA LEVI KEVIN TWIGG on May 4, 2018 at the age of 45 years.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. MARY’S IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, on the Blood Reserve, AB, on Monday, May 14, 2018, at 11:00 A.M. with Father Pawel Andrasz O.M.I. celebrating. The Interment will follow at the Twigg Family Cemetery, Twigg Ranch. Feast to follow at the Moses Lake Gymnasium. In lieu of flowers and cards, family asks for donations to be made to the funeral expenses at Cornerstone Funeral Home.

To send a condolence, please visit

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Katherine Tymburksi

1926 – 2018

Mrs. Katherine Frances (Wiens) Tymburski, beloved wife of the late Mr. Peter Tymburski, was taken into the Lord’s presence with Pastor and family by her side at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre, after a brief illness, on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at the age of 92 years.

Katherine (Wiens) Tymburski was born in Stepanovka, Russia and together with her parents, Helena (Friesen) Wiens and Franz Wiens emigrated to Canada in 1926 at the age of six months.

Katherine was the eldest of eight siblings. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Peter Tymburski; her parents Franz (Dad, Opa) and Helena (Mom, Oma) Wiens; three brothers Abram and wife Helena and their two sons, Frank, and Neil; three sisters Ellen Hildebrand and her son, Lucille Wiens and Mary Tymburski as well as her brother-in-law, Ralph Wyton.

She leaves to mourn Peter’s four children and their spouses, Gloria (Ron) Dueck, Diane (Peter) Starrenburg, William (Janet) Tymburski, Calvin (Anita) Tymburski, their children and grandchildren; her sister Ruth; sisters-in-law Olive Wiens, Erma Rieper, Mary Insley, Rose Zgurski, Sandra (Alfred) Ebner and Leslie (Melvin) Barton; brother-in-law John Hildebrand, and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews whom she could all name and cherished deeply.

Her life of service included being a missionary with the Mennonite Brethren Foreign Missions in both the Congo and Brazil. After coming back home she, together with her sister Lucille, were the caregivers for their elderly parents. Her love of gardening and cooking was a wonderful gift to her and to all of us. This continued after she moved to Lethbridge creating showpieces of her ‘green thumb’ abilities, and her cooking expertise.

In 2002, she married Peter Tymburski and together they enjoyed their garden and church lives, some travel and hosting family and friends with good food.

In 2010, her beloved Peter suffered a stroke and was cared for at Park Meadows Good Samaritans while Katherine moved to The Blue Sky Lodge. The Lord took Peter home in 2013 and Katherine continued to reside at The Blue Sky Lodge until she was hospitalized in early April of this year.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 5:00pm and 7:00pm on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, AB.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at COALDALE MENNONITE BRETHREN CHURCH, 2114 – 18 Street, Coaldale, AB., with Pastor Lorne Willms officiating.

A Graveside Service will take place at 10:00am on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 in the Coaldale Mennonite Cemetery.

For those who wish, memorial donations in Katherine’s name may be made to the Gideon’s Lethbridge Camp, c/o John Regier, 2225 – 27 Avenue S., Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 6K5.

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


John Van Sluys

1953 – 2018

Mr. John Van Sluys of Coaldale, beloved husband of Gerda Van Sluys, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, May 11, 2018 at the age of 64 years.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Pastor Dave Acree officiating.

A Private Graveside Service will be held in the Mountain View Cemetery.

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


ZAPPONE

MARIA TERESA ZAPPONE passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at the age of 58 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com

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