January 16th, 2021

WEDNESDAY, September 19, 2018

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on September 19, 2018.

Linda Aspeslet

April 23, 1946 –

September 13, 2018

Mrs. Linda Aspeslet, beloved wife of Mr. Doug Aspeslet passed away suddenly on September 13, 2018 at the age of 72 years.

Details for the Celebration of Life will be announced when completed.

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Bruna Cattapan

1926 – 2018

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Bruna Cattapan, at Good Samaritan West Highland on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at the age of 92. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1:00pm on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at ST. MARTHA’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 355 Columbia Blvd. W, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Father William Monis. Interment to follow in the Mountain View Cemetery.

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Grenald Cowan

1924 – 2018

Mr. Grenald Earl Cowan of Magrath, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Jean Cowan, passed away at Raymond Hospital on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at the age of 94 years. A Celebration of Grenald’s Life will be held at 2:00pm on Monday, September 24, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street S., Lethbridge, Alberta. For those who wish, you may pay your respects 1 hour prior. Interment will follow in the Magrath Cemetery.

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Eric John GEDAK

1992 – 2018

It is with great sorrow that the family announce the sudden passing of Eric John Gedak in Moose Jaw, SK on Friday, September 14, 2018 at the age of 26 years.

Eric was born and raised in Estevan, SK and was currently attending SIAST in Moose Jaw, SK. Eric had many passions in his short life which included his partner Rachel Sauter, fishing, hunting, MMA, mechanics as well as his family and friends.

Eric was predeceased by his grandparents, Max and Kate Gulewich; aunt Shirley Valleau; uncle Anthony Bodin; as well as his MMA student Andrew Pasap.

Eric leaves a great void in the lives of many and will be greatly missed by his partner Rachel Sauter; mom Sally Gedak; dad Darren Gedak; brother Cam Gedak; Rachel’s parents, Brent and Mary Ann Sauter; and Rachel’s siblings, Danielle Hill, Jessica Sauter (Ryan Teeling), Anita Tetreault (Tom Friswell) and Mark Tetreault (Danielle McKenzie). Precious memories will remain with Eric’s grandparents, Britt and Elaine Gedak; grandpa Phil Sauter and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

A Prayer Services will be held on Friday, September 21, 2018 at the Chapel of Hall Funeral Services at 7:00 p.m. with Bill Mann officiating. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, Estevan, SK with Rev. Sathiadas Antony presiding. A time of lunch and fellowship will follow in the church auditorium.

Deb Heidinger at Hall Funeral Services is assisting Eric’s family.

Laraine G. Hall

passed away peacefully on September 9, 2018 after a brief battle with cancer. Laraine will be lovingly remembered by her children Tammy (Brad) Glen, Trena (Brent) Copland; grandchildren Colton (Jessica), Chelby, Drayden (Kelly), Kori, Trevor, Megan, Jessie; great grandchildren Tori Lynn, Caylee, Lyam and Cayden; daughter-in-law Kandus Hall, and the father of her children Monte Hall, brother Shane (Elodie) Rodeback, sister Becky (Bruce) Prince, as well as many special nieces, and nephews, relatives and friends. Laraine was predeceased by her son’s Tory and Trevor, brother Greg and friend Doug Murfin. Laraine was born in Raymond where she received her education. In 1977 she moved to Pincher Creek which quickly became her forever home. Laraine’s favourite quote “I love people, I love my family and I love my grandchildren very much”. A Celebration of Laraine’s life will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. at the Vertical Church, 1200 Ken Thornton, Pincher Creek, AB. Memorial donations may be made to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, 960 19 Street, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 1W5 Or the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation, 119 14 St NW #200, Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Condolences can be sent to condolences@edensfuneralhome.com

Ruth Holthe
1920 – 2018
Ruth Elizabeth Holthe, passed away in Lethbridge on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at the age of 97 years.
Further information including service details will follow once arrangements have been finalized.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


ZELLY ROSE LUTZ MAYNES passed away in Lethbridge, on Sunday September 16, 2018 at the age of 20 years.

Memorial arrangements to be announced at a later date.

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MARIA ELIZABETH RATKAI, beloved partner of Frank Malesan, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Friday, September 14, 2018 at the age of 68 years.

She is the loving mother of Michelle Ratkai and Tony Ratkai, both of Lethbridge. She is also survived by her brother Ernie (Cathy) Sury, nieces Rosemary Sury, Charlene (Paolo), Luciano, Vittoria, Adriano and Eliana Saccon.

She was predeceased by her daughter Christine, mother Maria and father Louis.

Maria Elizabeth Ratkai was a dedicated mother, partner, friend and nurse. She was diagnosed with Lupus more than 25 years ago and fought a long, courageous battle with the love and support of her nursing colleagues and family. As the disease progressed, she faced the increasing challenges head on with Frank Malesan by her side. The family would like to thank all of those that took the time to visit and support her during this long and difficult battle.

A Celebration of her Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 11:00 A.M.

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Leslie “Les” Toth

May 14, 1924 –

September 13, 2018

Leslie “Les” Toth was called home to be with his precious Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at the young age of 94. Relatives and Friends are invited to meet with Les’ family on Friday, September 21, 2018 between 6:00 and 9:00 pm at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4th Street South, Lethbridge. A Celebration of Les’ life will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday, September 22, 2018 at ST. ANDREW’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 1818 – 5th Avenue South, Lethbridge. Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

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It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our dear sweet wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and auntie MARILYN (Ma’toomsaokaasis/Pokitsowaaki) MOSES/WEASEL HEAD/WELLS at the age of 62, who left peacefully in the early morning hours of September 13, 2018 surrounded by her loving family, friends and nursing staff at the Lethbridge Regional Hospital.

Left to mourn her passing: The love of her life husband Charlie Moses

Children: Wade, Jolie (Fagan), Lydia (Emerson), Sherri, Sheila (Ronnie), Shane Wells (Kristen)

Grand Children: Tay Lynne (J.C), Shalaine, Jadelyn, Branson, Heidi (Drake), Madison, Griffin, Chaliss, Lexus, Travis (Shanel), Tim Jr. (Jollen), Mia and Xavier.

Great Granddaughter: our sweet Ophelia

Daughter in Law: Shannon Day Chief

Marilyn (Ma’toomsaokaasis), was born March 16, 1956 in Cardston AB. She was raised on the Blood reserve spending her younger years in the farm four area with her siblings and numerous cousins from the Plume, Day Rider and Weasel Head families, where she shared with her children many humorous stories about growing up in farm four. She would always express how much she enjoyed living in farm four and would have loved to move back there. She lost her dad Pat Weasel Head Jr. at a young age and helped her mother with her younger siblings Tyrone, Randa, Puncho. Marilyn attended St. Mary’s residential school and then St. Mary’s day school. Her dislike of attending residential school would often lead her to “make a run for it” with her cousin/brother Godfrey W.H. and they would make their way through the bull horn area to home, that is where they received the nickname “The Runaways”. The bond she shared with her brothers Raymond and Edmond was special, the family eventually started calling them “The Triplets”. Marilyn was an avid athlete and a champion fancy dancer. She excelled in basketball, track and field and fastball in her teenage and part of her early adult years. Her mother Annie eventually packed them up and moved to Standoff and that is where Marilyn made her home. She travelled with her mother, Siblings, aunts and uncles to handgames around part of Canada and the US, that’s when she developed the love of playing handgames. Her accomplishments included attending life skills and she had various jobs which included, Blood Tribe recreation, special ed assistant with Standoff elementary school, Cashier with Standoff Superette, Spiritual advisor with St. Paul’s treatment centre, KBE PAC member and Social Development/Life Skills spiritual advisor. Proudest moments and accomplishments were when she became a mother. She met the love of her life in 1979 Charlie Moses and together they raised Wade, Jolie, Lydia, Sherri and Sheila. Her family was everything to her. Taking care of her children and raising them were the most important to her. She taught them her traditional ways of life because she was a strong believer in our ways. Her and her brother Fred, her sister Loretta joined the “Ninamsskaiiks” and were one of the youngest groups to join. She joined the Motokii Society and was a part of them for 16 yrs. In 2011, she lost her mother Annie Plume/W.H. and she took on the role of a mother and grandmother to her siblings, nieces and nephews. In her pastime Marilyn loved travelling to pow wow’s, playing bingo, casino. She loved barbeques and family gatherings. Her favorite though was handgames. This is where she met the love of her life Charlie Moses. When she became a grandparent, she was so happy and was very proud and loved everyone of her grand children. Marilyn became a great grandma in March 2017 to our dear sweet Ophelia and developed a special bond. Everytime Ophelia would visit with her, she would want to push grandma around on her wheel chair. Everyone knew they can turn to Marilyn for advice and prayers. She had a simple lifestyle and enjoyed visiting with her many family and friends especially Gloria Ann and Bella. Marilyn had a special kind of heart, love and showed compassion to everyone she knew. She will leave a void in everyone’s heart that she knew.

Also Survived By: Brothers: Tyrone W.H, Raymond M.B (Greta), John McDougall (Debbie), Charlie W.H (Rhonda), Godfrey W.H Sr., Mike W.H (Mary), Marcel W.H (Verda), Pat McDougall (Sandra), Stan H.B (Rose)

Sisters: Randa W.H (Danny), Brenda W.H (Tina), Donna Plume (Ivory), Gloria W.H, Carol Fox, Mary W.H, Ernestine W.H, Rose Fox (Pat), Doreen D.R (Jeff), Noreen Price (Lloyd), Karen McDougall, Brenda Lou McDougall, Bella D.C, Patsy English, Marietta C.E.W (Ben), Florine W.M.L, Deanna (Francis) Ellenwood

Sister in laws: Delores S.A., Jennifer W.H.

Uncles: Pete W.H. (Wanda), Tony Fox

Aunts: Celestine M.B., Martha D.C. (Winston), Sylvia W.H., Diane Plume, Thersea Plume, Marycetta Plume.

Adopted Children: Anita Bird (Gary), Kori-Jo (Cliff), Arlene (Todd), Kyzer (Cheyenne), Edna Bird, Darolyn Wells, Sheldon Wells, Blake Wild Cat

Adopted Families: Duran Family, Milton and Dina Nomee and Family, Florence Deschamps and Family, White Man Left Family, The Late George and Georgina,

Adopted Grandchildren: Brad, Ayisha, Shilo, Kiya, Tashina, Tealson, Keenen W.M.

Numerous Nieces and Nephews

Predeceased by: Father: Pat W.H. Jr., Mother: Annie Plume/W.H.

Brothers: Fred W.H., David W.H.,

Sisters: Loretta E.S., Marlene W.H., Darlene Wells/Pilling

Nephews: Darci, Lenny, Tim (Roxanne), Murdis

Nieces: Gina, Kaylene, Sister in law: Barbara “Tiny” Creighton

Grandson: Tyson Blair Cross Child, Granddaughter: Joey English

Grandparents: Laurie and Minnie Plume, Pat and Paula W.H.

Uncles: Wayne Plume, Dean Plume, Mike Steele, Frank W.H., Charlie W.H. Sr. (Irene), Mike Oka Sr. (Mary Louise)

Aunts: Rosie D.R. (Barney), Florence Scout (Wallace), Ione Plume, Albertine Plume, Margret M.B. (Jack), Helen Mcdougall (Martin), Theresa Fox

Brother in law: Joseph Dean Moses

Sister in law: Charlotte Wahpat, Charlotte Moses, Jeanie Moses

A Wake Service will be held on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 from 5pm-12am at White Calf Hall, Standoff, AB. The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 11am White Calf Hall, Standoff AB.

Condolences may be sent to:www.legacyfuneralhome.ca

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