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FRIDAY, June 8, 2018

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on June 8, 2018.

Darrel Carpenter

1933 – 2018

Mr. Darrel Lee Carpenter of Mountain View, Alberta, passed away on May 30, 2018 at the St. Michael’s Health Centre at the age of 85 years. His death ended a long battle with mesothelioma, a cancer caused by asbestos exposure.

Darrel grew up in Poplar and Wolf Point, Montana. He attended North West University, joined the US Army and at 23 he married Barbara Thomas. They lived in various places throughout the US and northern Alberta during his careers as a high school French and English teacher, an elementary teacher, a few years of ministry, and teaching English as a second language before retiring in Mountain View. Darrel loved life and learning. His interests included linguistics (a major subject in his PhD studies), literature, Christian epistemology, poetry, nature, boating, fishing and bird watching.

Darrel is survived by three children, Jeanne Wilson, Lane Carpenter and Tamara Mottershead; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; his brother Donny Carpenter; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. He was anticipating a great celebration in heaven, when he would reunite with his beloved wife Barbara Thomas Carpenter; his mother Addie Ault Carpenter; his sister Beverly Faulkner; daughter Dawn Annette; and many others.

Darrel and Barbara enjoyed meeting new people and tried to help whenever they saw a need. Suggested donations in their honor may be sent to the Streets Alive Mission (323 – 4th St. South; Lethbridge, AB; T1J 1Z9) or to the St. Michael’s Health Centre, Lethbridge (Room 3C60, 11111 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB; T5K 0L4).

A Memorial Service for both Barb and Darrel will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at the MIZ CITY CHURCH, 502 13 Street N., Lethbridge, AB.

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Cecil Wiest

1926 – 2018

Mr. Cecil Wiest of Enchant, beloved husband of Mrs. Louise Wiest, passed away on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at the age of 91 years. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 7:00pm and 8:00pm on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4th Street South, Lethbridge, AB. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm on Monday, June 11, 2018 at ENCHANT COMMUNITY HALL, 127 Center Street, Enchant, AB., with Mr. Ray Speaker, officiating. Interment will follow in the Enchant Cemetery.

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THERESA MARY (LOW HORN) CROSS CHILD (Iitsaakoi’tsipiim Last to Come In) was called home to the Creator, surrounded by family at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, June 3, 2018 at the age of 71 years.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. MARY’S IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, Standoff, AB on Friday, June 8, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Pawel Andrasz O.M.I., Celebrant.

Interment to follow in the Blood Band Cemetery.

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Kathleen Frances Cook

(nee Powell)

1926 – 2018

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing on Tuesday, Jun 5, 2018 of MRS. KATHLEEN FRANCES COOK (nee POWELL) beloved wife of the late Charles H Cook of Picture Butte at her home in Fairmont Park Extendicare in Lethbridge. She had recently celebrated her 92nd birthday. Kathleen was born 19 May, 1926 on the Powell family farm in Battersea district southeast of Iron Springs. She was the second child of James Henry Powell and his wife Edith Fanny (nee Horwood). She was raised on the family farm and attended the nearby Battersea one room school. At age 21, she married Charles H Cook Jr. in Lethbridge on 3 Jun 1947. They built a house on the nearby Cook Bros. farm where they raised their 2 sons. In 1967, Kathleen and Charles retired to a home on Highway Ave. in Picture Butte. In Nov 2003 she moved for a short time to Piyami Manor in Picture Butte followed by longer stays at Piyami Lodge and Piyami Place. In March, 2011 Kathleen moved to Fairmont Park Extendicare in Lethbridge where she has remained under their excellent care for the last 7+ years. As well as her parents James and Edith Powell, Kathleen was predeceased by her husband Charles in 1994, two sisters, Mildred Perry and Marjorie Hudson and two brothers, Trevor (Jim) Powell and Clarence Powell. Kathleen will be sorely missed by her loving family: sons Bill Cook (Linda Sands) of Calgary and Roy Cook (Trish Cullen) of Lethbridge; four grandchildren: Tracey Bryan (Brad) of Bend, Oregon, Christie Wall (Brent) of Pueblo, Colorado and Jason Cook (Corrine) and Carey Martens (Jason) both of Lethbridge and 11 great grandchildren: Samantha, Elise, Ethan and Abby Bryan, Elizabeth, Alexander, Victoria and Katherine Wall, Hunter and Gemma Martens and Dylan Cook. She will also be sadly missed by her sister Mrs. Helen Davies of Lethbridge and brother Willard (Bill) Powell and his wife Isabel of Calgary, brother-in-law Oliver Perry of High River, sister-in-law Dorothy Powell of Creston, BC along with numerous nieces and nephews on both the Cook and Powell sides of her family. The family wishes to especially thank the wonderful staff at Fairmont Park Extendacare who have lovingly cared for Kathleen in her most challenging years. Thanks also to the staff at Piyami Lodge and Piyami Place in Picture Butte, as well as Dr. Mohammed in Picture Butte and Dr. David Stewart in Lethbridge. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at 1:00pm on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at MARTIN BROTEHRS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4th Street South, Lethbridge, AB. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, with Reverend Glenda Wert, officiating. Interment to follow at Archmount Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society at #40, 1202 – 2nd Ave S., Lethbridge, T1J 0E3 or any other charity of your choice.

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Ann Elizabeth (Betty) Matlock (nee Christman) formerly of Champion, Alberta, passed away June 5, 2018 at Vulcan Extendicare at the age of 99 years. Betty was born July 13, 1918 in Lethbridge, Alberta, grew up on a farm near Monarch, and moved to the Champion area in 1939 to teach school. Betty will be sadly missed by her family, friends and community.

Betty will be lovingly remembered by her children: Kathy (John) Reasbeck of Okotoks; Maureen Lynch of Calgary; and Byron (Jo) Matlock of Champion and Victoria, her grandchildren: Jenny (Mike) Eggermont, Mark (Chelsey) Lynch, Eric (Alena) Matlock and Aaron (Pamela) Matlock, five great-grandchildren (Marrit and Fenner Eggermont, and Andie, Blayne and Pierce Matlock), three nephews and two nieces. Betty was predeceased by her beloved husband Wilbur in 2006; her parents, Harry and Eva Christman; sister Flora Baker, nephew Cliff Baker, and brother Wilson Christman.

Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 2:30 pm at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Champion, AB.

Arrangements in care of

Vulcan Funeral Home.

Telephone 1-403-485-2633.

E-mail condolences through http://www.vulcanfuneralhome.ca

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