By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on June 12, 2018.
Pauline Boychuk, beloved wife of the late William (Bill) Boychuk, passed away in Lethbridge on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at the age of 91 years.
She is survived by her brother Elmer (Verna) Wolochaty, her sons Garry, Dennis (Dorthe), Greg (Charlotte), Larry (Cathie), nine grandchildren, and 3 Great grandchildren, some nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by husband Bill of 63 years. Parents George and Dora Wolochaty and sister Waselinka.
Pauline was born in the old Ukraine. She immigrated to Canada with her parents in 1929. Her family provided labour in exchange for food and shelter working for farmers in the six mile, Coaldale and Hardieville areas.
She attended Hissop and Hardieville schools. As there was no opportunity for training in business courses. She attended L.C.I.. She eventually succeeded in getting a business related job until her marriage to William in October 21, 1950.
Throughout her life she enjoyed dancing. Also had a fascination with accordion music and even played her own.
She attended Saints Peter and Paul Church and was a member of the churches, Ladie’s Aid. She visited the infirm at homes and hospitals.
Raising a family was a great priority to “Mom” as well as assisting in the small farming business. She loved gardening, canning, baking and growing her own roses, enjoyed birthdays with a few neighbor “girls”. Her culinary skills were second to none with her craftsmanship in making homemade Borsch, cabbage rolls, cinnamon buns, poppy seed rolls and of course “Moms” famous chocolate cake. When you came to her door there was always an invite “in” for coffee and something from the stove.
Prayers will be said on Thursday evening, June 14, at 7:00 P.M. at the Saints Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Parish 643 – 12 St. “B” North, Lethbridge.
The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, June 15, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at Saints Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Parish. Reverend Gary Sedgwick, Celebrant. Internment at the Archmount Cemetery, Lethbridge. Announcement at church service of a location for a luncheon to follow.
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of DONALD GAIL CARPENTER at the age of 79 years on June 7th, 2018 after a long battle with leukemia. Don left behind his wife Elinor of 54 years, daughter Stacey, son Scott, and three grand-daughters Ashton, Skye and Shyla.
Don joined the Lethbridge Fire Department on June 1st, 1964, advanced to Platoon Chief in 1997 and retired in February of 2000. Don loved being a firefighter and made lifelong friends with his fire department family. Don had many memories of his fire fighting years and had lots of tales and adventures that he was more than willing to share.
Don enjoyed retirement life and the special times with his grandchildren, friends (far too numerous to mention) and his beloved furry four pawed companions.
Special thanks to Dr. Benke, Dr. S. de Walle, Dr. D. Walsh, Dr. Ireland, the staff and nurses at the Jack Ady Cancer Centre, the nurses on 3B, Community Homecare and the St. Michael’s Palliative Care Team for their heartfelt care.
At Don’s request there will be no Funeral Service.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Don’s name to the Jack Ady Cancer Centre – 960 19 St S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 1W5.
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Dr. Keith Robin
1926 – 2018
Dr. Keith Robin of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Jean Robin, died at Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, June 8, 2018 at the age of 92 years. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm on Monday, June 18, 2018 at McKILLOP UNITED CHURCH, 2329 – 15 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Reverend Trevor Potter officiating. A private family burial will take place in the Mountain View Cemetery.
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LEONA EAGLE SPEAKER “Mokakiaakii” (Smart Woman of the Center Lodge), Blackfeet, passed away after a long illness on June 7, 2018 at the age of 88 years.
Leona was born on December 4, 1929 in Old Agency on the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana to Joseph Guardipee and Kate (Marrow Bones) Guardipee. She leaves behind 7 children; Glenda (Baron) Standing Alone, Linda Eagle Speaker-Pierce (Rocky), Diane, Clyde, Marlene, Neil, and Marlin (Sally); and was predeceased by 2 sons, Kenneth, Dwayne, and Carol-infant. Leona is survived by her adopted children: Casey, Spike, Otto, Abel, Trent, Verna and Trina Eagle Speaker and Warren Harris of Toronto, Ontario; and 27 grandchildren, 77 great grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren; also her brother Frederick Guardipee and sister Catherine Reevis. She is predeceased by her brothers; Joseph Aloysius-Bird, Robert and Gene Guardipee and sisters, Florine Peretti and Marie Bullchild.
Leona attended Browning Public School and completed Grade 11 in 1948. She married Glen at the St. Thomas church in Cardston, AB in 1957. Glen and Leona worked and traveled with their young family doing various farm work in the U.S. and Canada. In 1968 they moved their family to Seattle, Washington for employment and educational opportunities for themselves and their children. They worked very hard in the employment field while teaching their children traditional culture in the Blackfoot way. During the early 1970’s the pow-wow movement began in the big cities in the U.S. that brought many Native families together to share their song and dance. The Eagle Speaker and Mosquito families organized singing and drum practice and pow-wow dance practices every Thursday night at the Blackfeet Indian Center in Seattle to help their children understand their culture more.
While in Seattle, Leona was employed as a seamstress for Sanford Leathers, a maid/home helper for various church families and a janitor for the doctors’ quarters at the University Hospital.
In 1968 Glen and Leona moved home to Alberta, Canada to care for her mother-in-law Julia Eagle Speaker, she was elderly and ill. Leona promised her father-in-law Charlie Eagle Speaker that she would care for Julia on his death bed. During her life in Canada she was employed as a janitor for the Blood Tribe Administration and Standoff Elementary school. She loved catering for various events in connection with the Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump and was an avid volunteer for the Kainai Food Bank from 2006-2009 on the Blood Reserve. Glen and Leona also
became members of the Calgary Stampede Indian Village encampment from 1979-1985 and went on to represent the Stampede as a dance troop to Australia, New Zealand, and Germany. One of her favorite places was Hawaii on these trips, and they joined the sacred Horn Society of the Blood Reserve.
Throughout Leona’s life her sole purpose that meant the most to her was teaching her children and grandchildren traditional Blackfoot ways of cooking, gardening, berry picking, collecting medicinal plants, sewing, beading, reading and storytelling. She loved preparing meals with her small grandchildren, she would always tell them, “Someday you’ll be doing all the work yourself so watch closely…” Leona also loved watching her children and grandchildren sing at pow-wows and participate in pow-wow dancing. Christmas and holidays were spent decorating her home for family. A comfortable home and big festive meals were her specialty. Leona had a special place in her heart for her cats and dogs, they understood her through Blackfoot language. There are so many things we will miss about our mother, thank you for all the kind words, sound direction and priceless advice. We’ve grown to be the people she wanted us to be– people who can handle things in life.
The Alberta Wake Service will be held at the White Calf Hall, Stand Off on Wednesday, June 13th from 6:00 pm continuing all night. The Montana Wake Service will be held at the Stick Game Hall, Browning, Montana on
Thursday, June 14th from 7:00 pm continuing all night. The Funeral Service will be held at the Little Flower Parish, Browning, Montana on Saturday, June 16th at 11:00 am. Interment will be held at the Holy Family Mission Cemetery, Two Medicine, MT.
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JOHN EDWARD HEAVY SHIELDS, 58, passed away at his residence on June 7th, 2018.
A Wake Service will be at John’s residence, Hwy 509, Blood Reserve on Thursday, June 14th from 7:00 p.m. all night. The Funeral Mass will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve on Friday, June 15th at 11:00 a.m.. Interment in the Heavy Shields Family Cemetery.
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1926 – 2018
Mrs. Kathleen Cook of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Charles Cook, passed away at Extendicare Fairmont on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at the age of 92 years. 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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ROBERT “BOB” KENNEDY, beloved husband of the late Mary Christine Kennedy, passed away peacefully in his sleep at home in Lethbridge on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at the age of 74 years.
Bob is survived by his son Mike (Maureen) Kennedy, grandsons Spencer and Adam Kennedy, siblings Gary (Linda) Kennedy, Chris (Cathy) Kennedy, Philip (Valerie) Kennedy and Mary (Carl) Fulton, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides his loving wife Mary Christine Kennedy, he was predeceased by his brother Brian Kennedy.
Bob was born in St John, New Brunswick on Jan 3,1944 to Beverly Kennedy and Lois Mitchell. He grew up in Youngs Cove, New Brunswick where he had many fond memories of the times he spent on the Kennedy wharf. Bob always dreamt of the day when he would return home to New Brunswick. Bob worked for CP Rail for 24 years and for Transport Canada for 13 years. He married Chris in 1967 and in 1969 their son Mike was born, he was Bob’s pride and joy. Bob would often refer to Mike as his #1 son.
Bob worked in Calgary for Transport Canada where he would eventually retire in 1999. In 2014 he moved to Lethbridge, Alberta to be closer to his family. Bob had many great qualities, those that knew him will forever remember him for his unique ability to remember so many details. He always remembered dates and numbers so well.
Bob had a big heart and would do anything for anyone in need. He would be happy to sit and have a beer with anyone who would lend an ear. Bob’s proudest moments were spent at whatever sporting event his grandsons were playing in. His most favorite of them all was going to the hockey rink to cheer them on.
In his last few years he passed the time sharing many laughs with his good friend Ellie Whitehead while watching whatever sporting event was on TV, except for curling, Ellie would have to do that on her own.
Bob will be missed by many.
As per Bob’s wishes, there will be a Celebration of Life held back in New Brunswick in Youngs Cove at a later date. A private family Celebration of Life will be held at Cornerstone Funeral Home.
For those who wish, we will have a get together to share our memories of Bob over a cold beverage at BIG AL’S BAR & GRILL – 1915 31 St SE, Calgary, AB on Thursday, June 14th, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 P.M.
We would like to thank Lethbridge Family Services for all the wonderful care they have provided our dad over these past four years. Bob was fortunate enough to have some of the kindest, most caring and thoughtful people help him each and every day.
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LINDA LITTLE MUSTACHE
Linda Little Mustache passed away on Thursday, June 7, 2018, in Calgary, Alberta.
A one-day Wake Service will be held on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at the Snodgrass Funeral Home (1101 Main Street, Pincher Creek) from 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
The Funeral Service for the late Linda Little Mustache will be held on Wednesday, June 13, at 11:00 am at the Piikani Community Hall with Fr. Roy Jayamaha, Celebrant, followed by the interment at the Brocket Cemetery.
DONALD OATES, of Lethbridge, AB passed away peacefully on Monday, April 9, 2018 at the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton at the age of 92.
Don was born in Regina, Saskatchewan on Nov 9, 1925. He came to Alberta in the winter of 1942 and went to work in Pearce, AB with his father. In 1943, he moved to Lethbridge, to be with the rest of his family. In 1952, Don married Marion (Mollie). They had one son, Harry. Most of Don’s career was spent at Ellison Milling & Elevator Company. Playing the organ, drawing and jigsaw puzzles were a few of the activities he enjoyed in his retirement. Don also enjoyed singing and was a proud member of the Golden Mile singers. Recently, he relocated to Fort Saskatchewan, AB to be closer to his family.
Don will be lovingly remembered by his son, Harry (Pauline) of Lamont; granddaughter, Amanda (Marc) Dzura of Fort Saskatchewan; and great-granddaughters, Emma and Allison Dzura; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Don was predeceased by his wife, Marion (Mollie); parents, Charles and Annie Oates; sisters, Barbara, Dorothy, Elaine, Margaret and Brenda; and brothers Arnold (in infancy) and Gerald.
A Celebration of Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, June 15, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Glenda Wert officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Red Cross, 335 Columbia Blvd. W., Lethbridge, AB, T1K 5Y8 or to a charity of one’s choice.
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Margaret Richardson, beloved wife of the late Mr. Clarence Richardson, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at the age of 91.
Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.
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