January 22nd, 2021

FRIDAY, July 13, 2018

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on July 13, 2018.


In Loving memory of (Jessie) Margaret Caldwell, Born May 17, 1937 in Ottawa, Ontario has passed away peacefully on July 10, 2108 at Whispering Winds Lodge in Pincher Creek, AB She is predeceased by her husband Montaine Varian Caldwell, parents Scott and Beatrice Argue and brother Charles Argue of Metcalf, Ontario. She is survived by her children Martin (Patricia) Caldwell, Melinda (Roger Tschitter) Caldwell, Montina Caldwell; Five grandsons Carson (Karli Aldridge-Watson) Caldwell, Blair (Katrina) Caldwell, Joel Caldwell, Zak (Whitney Weston) Holland and Varian Caldwell, and four wonderful great grandchildren Olivia, Sophie, Huxley and Rowan. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Monday July 16, 2018 at St. Andrews United Church, 389, 2nd Av W, Cardston, AB with Glenda Wert Officiating. A celebration of life will follow. In Lieu of flowers, Memorial donations may be made to the Better Chance Animal Rescue, P.O Box 1034, Pincher Creek, AB T0K 1W0. Condolences can be send to condolences@edensfuneralhome.com

Cindy Lee Conine

1961 – 2018

Mrs. Cindy Lee Conine of Coaldale, beloved wife of Mr. Robert Dishman, passed away on Sunday, July 8, 2018 at the age of 56 years. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4th Street South, Lethbridge, AB.

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Ina Harding

1931 – 2018

“In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”

Proverbs 3:6

Ina Theresa Harding passed away on July 4th, 2018 at the age of 87. Born in Lake Doucette, Nova Scotia, Ina is predeceased by her husband Paul, parents Dana and Mary Thompson, her brother James Thompson, sisters Dorothy Hill, Jeanette Thompson, and Grace Gilpin. She is survived by her sister Victoria Perez and brothers Dana and Hank Thompson, and her children Linda Broderson (Rick), Alice Paradis (Jean) and Derek Harding (Yolayne), and her grandchildren Dustin Gould (Katrina), Colette Rhodes (Thomas and their son Adam), Michael Paradis (Claudia), Julie Kiew (Justin and their children Eliana and Matteo), Daniel (Christina and their children Benjamin and Lucas), Kimberly Harding and Trevor Harding.

Ina trained and worked in Laboratory Technology at the Provincial Lab in Halifax. Then she came to Calgary and worked at the Provincial Lab in Bowness. She and Paul were married at First Baptist Church in Calgary in 1953. Ina worked at St. Michael’s Hospital and then later at the Animal Diseases Research Institute as a laboratory technician. Lethbridge has been their home for sixty-five years. Ina loved nature and would often go for walks along the river valley with her binoculars hoping to add to her yearly list of bird species. She passed this love of nature down to her children and grandchildren. She was also a fan of poetry and literature and would often recite long passages from heart if the mood was right.

For those who wish, memorial donations in Ina’s name may be made to Operation Eyesight Universal, 4 Parkdale Crescent, NW #200, Calgary, Alberta T2N 3T8.

A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm on Monday, July 16, 2018 at the FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 1614-5 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta with Pastor Stephen Reynolds, officiating. Cremation will be entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our brother, uncle, friend and ‘step uncle’, Akira (Duke) Ito on June 29, 2018 after a brief struggle with cancer at the age of 91. Akira (Duke) was born to Masa and Ichisaburo Ito in Haney, B. C. on January 7, 1927. He received his Elementary and High School education in and around Haney, B.C. His formal education, which was interrupted by the hostilities of World War II, was only the beginning for his pursuit of knowledge. He later completed a four-year apprenticeship program at Beny Chev Olds in Lethbridge and graduated with a Journeyman’s certificate on March 10, 1961 and continued working there until 1966. Duke then went to work at Canada Post until his retirement. Duke was the oldest of six children born to his parents. He is survived by his sister Miyako (Bruce) Stewart, his nephew Mark (Laura) Stewart and Mark’s sons Jordan and Chase, his niece Cathy (Kevin) Nelson and their children James and Stacie. He is predeceased by his father Ichisaburo, his mother Masa, his brothers Tamotsu, Masaru, Motomu and sister Atsuko. Duke also leaves to mourn his friends Ben & Pat Braun and their children Kristi, Robyn and Becky, along with their husbands Troy, Aaron and Gordon and their families. Duke was a beloved Uncle in every sense of the word to Ben & Pat’s family. Duke also leaves to mourn a special friend Laurie Veres. Duke will be sorely missed by these and the many friends he made in his extensive travels around the world. Duke lived life to the fullest. His travels took him around the world as he sought to understand himself in light of other people and cultures. It simply wasn’t enough for him to see the sights but to interact with the people he encountered. His mind was quite literally like a steel trap. Once he encountered knowledge, it was there to stay; for him to reflect on and share with any who would listen. His knowledge of sports (especially baseball and horse racing) was encyclopedic. Duke’s capacity for assimilating knowledge was seemingly endless. He was a lifelong learner. Duke grew up in a family which was firmly rooted in their faith in Jesus Christ. He had many friends at First Baptist Church in Cranbrook, B.C. where he attended when with the Braun family whenever he visited. He was especially clear in his expression of faith as his end drew near. Finally, Duke cared deeply for family and friends. He took an interest in the smallest of details in these people’s lives. He was generous to a fault. Duke will be deeply missed.

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August 22, 1948 – July 6, 2018

DALBERT CHARLES MILLS (Kiyo’ Ina’Po – Bear Goes East), passed away surrounded by family at St. Michael’s Health Center – Palliative Care Unit on Friday, July 6, 2018 at the age of 69 years.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST.BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH – 604 13th Street North, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, July 13, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Lukas Drapal, Celebrant.

Cremation entrusted to Cornerstone Funeral Home.

A Feast will follow the Funeral Mass at the ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION GENERAL STEWART BRANCH NO. 4, 324 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB.

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Oct. 31, 1932 – July 7, 2018

FRANCIS (FRANK) RUSSELL Sr, of the Blood Reserve, AB, passed away peacefully at home with his beloved wife Clara by his side, on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at the age of 85 years.

Dad is survived by his children: Ron (Theresa) Healy, Annette Russell, Victoria Russell, Frank Jr. Russell, Kelly (Ron) Thunder Chief. Adopted children: Ivan (Patsy) Healy, Ernestine (Calvin) Red Crow and Connie Tail Feathers. Grandchildren: Dagmar, Shawna, R.J Healy, Monty Crow Chief & Lance (Lana) Healy, Les, Vern Jr., Kayla (Tim) Frank, Scotty, Tracey (Godfrey), Eulalia, Sarah Goodstriker, Rodney, Kenny (Amber) Skye (Damien), Francine, Iinakay (Meadow), Maggie, Guy Russell and Andrea Fox. He is also survived by his brother Camille (Lucy) Russell and sister in-law: Elizabeth Big Throat and many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by children: daughter Eleanor (Healy) Crow Chief, son Curtis Russell, grandson Chris Healy and great-great granddaughters Nevaeh and Tori and brothers Sam, Guy, Willy, Paul and Leo Russell, and sisters Laura Madl and Mary Russell.

Dad was always a very hard worker always sure to provide for his family working in the field of road construction as a Heavy Equipment operator beginning first with Cardston Public of Highways, Lethbridge Department of Roads and then up into his retirement with Blood Tribe Roads and Dam (Blood Tribe Public Works). Dad always took pride in maintaining his homestead as can be seen by the many trees that he planted. Dad’s days were always spent in the comfort of his home sitting alongside the love of his life Clara. Dad loved mom so much that he would do everything and anything possible to make her happy and they enjoyed each other’s company. When mom would go visit her sister and or any of their children, dad would get worried, and begin calling mom to ask when she will return home from the overnight stay. Dad enjoyed and treasured every moment with all his many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. He travelled and attended all the many sports that all the grand kids played, and he was their biggest fan. Dad’s strong traditional way influenced his children and grandchildren to continue the ways of our Blackfoot Tradition. Dad’s strong Blackfoot belief influenced his family to participate in our Blackfoot Sundance. He cherished the moments when he watched his grandchildren participate in local rodeos and powwows. Dad and mom made their house a home and would always make sure to encourage us all to pray the rosary. One of mom and Dad’s highlights was a seven day pilgrimage to Portugal, Spain, where they visited the blessed sites behind the history of Our Lady of Fatima. That’s how he gave his great-grandson, Pierce, his Indian name, “Aappamoo”. Every day, he always asked for his grandson, Rider, who always sang for him at the age of three. Together they said the rosary diligently and attended church every Sunday. Dad had such a great sense of humor, always joking with his grandchildren calling them ‘little pigs’ and tickling them with his mustache. He would often tease and say that he ate his ring finger by accident thinking it was a hot dog and covering their eyes when people were kissing in a movie with his missing finger.

Dad loved mom so much that he made sure to tell her “I Love You” one last time before peacefully passing away. Our dear dad and grandpa will be truly missed, and he will leave a very huge void in all our lives, but we take great comforting in knowing that he was happily greeted by his parents Paul & Annette Russell, his children, grandchildren, siblings and family members that have gone before him. We love you dad.

A Wake will be held at WHITE CALF HALL, Blood Reserve, AB, on Friday, July 13, 2018 from 7:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. MARY’S IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, Blood Reserve, AB, on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Pawel Andrasz O.M.I. celebrating. The Interment will follow at St. Catherine’s Cemetery.

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Dalton Ray Stafford

1948 – 2018

Dalton Stafford, beloved husband of Shirley, passed away on Sunday, July 8, 2018 in the Foothills Hospital while battling cancer. Dalton was born September 5, 1948 in the Carmangay Hospital to Armidace and Gladys Stafford. He went to school in Carmangay and Vulcan and left the farm in 1966 to attend University of Alberta taking Engineering. He worked in Brantford, Ontario moving to Brandon, Manitoba in the spring of 1971 after meeting Shirley. They were married in Brandon on October 2, 1971. Dalton and Shirley moved to Lethbridge in 1973 where their three sons were born. Dalton had worked for the City of Lethbridge most of his career when he retired in 2008. Together, Dalton and Shirley enjoyed travelling throughout their retirement years. He is survived by his loving wife Shirley; his sons Garvin (Treena) Burk and Lanie; Shane (Wendy) Amy and Ella; Daryl (Sarah); his mother-in-law Lila Parsonage; siblings Doreen, Marilee, Tom and his numerous nieces and nephews. Dalton is predeceased by his parents Gladys and Armidace Stafford; his brother Gerald Stafford; and his step-father Dave Duncan. A memorial will be held at 1:00pm on Monday, July 16, 2018 at the COAST HOTEL BALLROOM, 526 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge with a Graveside following at 2:00pm, Monday, July 16, 2018 at Mountain View Cemetery, 1210 Scenic Drive South, Lethbridge. In memory of Dalton anyone who wishes may donate to the Jack Ady Cancer Centre, 960-19 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 1W5.

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MARILYN VAN LOO passed away at the Fairmont Extendicare Nursing Home on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at the age of 89 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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