January 17th, 2021

THURSDAY, September 27, 2018

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on September 27, 2018.

Jessie CrowShoe
It is with great sorrow and sadness that we announce the passing of Jessie CrowShoe, beloved daughter of Richard CrowShoe & Lily Stump-Shining Double, on Wednesday, September 19, 2018, at the age of 78 years. She was surrounded by her family when she was called home to be with our Lord.
A Prayer Service will be held at the Snodgrass Funeral Home on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 1:00 PM with Bishop Sidney Black and Peter Strikes With A Gun officiating, followed by a two-day wake at Howard & Bonnie One Owl’s residence in Brocket.
A Funeral Service for the late Jessie CrowShoe will be held at the Piikani Nation Community Hall in Brocket, AB, on Saturday, September 29, 2018, at 11:00 am with Bishop Sidney Black and Peter Strikes With A Gun. Interment to follow at the Piikani Nation Cemetery.
Snodgrass Funeral Home assisting the CrowShoe family with funeral arrangements, (403) 627-4864.

LILLIAN MAY KOSHNEY-PETERS, of Lethbridge, passed away in Lethbridge on Monday, September 24th, 2018, at the age of 92 years.
Funeral arrangements will be announced in the first week of October.
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Molly Jeanine Johnson McBride, age 89, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 22, 2018, at Raymond, Alberta. She was born February 1, 1929 in Barnwell to Miles “Jack” and Bessie (Thomas) Johnson. She attended the University of Calgary and became a teacher, working in Thelma, Raymond and Barnwell before marrying Lawrence “Keith” McBride in July 1949. Keith and Molly lived in Sherwood Park from 1955 to 1988 during which time Molly taught at the first School. She was active in the new community and did much to support its growth. After retiring to High River and Keith’s passing in 1993, Molly moved to Barnwell. Molly was a very hard worker. While raising her family she operated the only Kindergarten in Sherwood Park for over 20 years. She prided herself on being an excellent homemaker and cook, as well as a committed member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (including callings as a Stake and Ward Relief Society President, Board Member, Counselor and Teacher). Molly had an abiding testimony of the restored gospel and knew that Jesus Christ was her Savior. She was a support for Keith, who held many leadership positions in his employment and in the church. While in Barnwell she and her sister, Nadiene Nielson, became award winning quilters – giving many of their beautiful creations away to help others. Molly had a very compassionate heart and was a friend to all who knew her. She is survived by brothers Grant and Preston (Maureen) Johnson; sister Betty (Ralph) Sabey, sisters-in-law Arta and Virginia Johnson; children Lynda (David) Pearson, Terry (Mike) Jones, Coreen McBride, Colleen (Doug) Keeler, Ross (Nikole) McBride and 22 grandchildren, 19 Great Grandchildren, many nephews and nieces. Family, friends and others whose lives Molly touched are invited to attend her funeral on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 2:00 pm at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, MAGRATH STAKE CENTRE (21 E 1st Avenue S, Magrath, Alberta). Friends may meet the family between 1:00 and 1:45 pm prior to the funeral service.
To send condolences, please visit http://www.generationsfh.ca

MARIAN VERONICA MCCARTY, passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Health Centre, on Thursday, September 20th, 2018 at the age of 84 years.
She is the cherished mother of Michael (Tammy) McCarty, Hazel (Frank) Plowman, Donna (David) Clarke, Cindy (Doyle) Cranston, Brian McCarty and Joey (Drenda) McCarty and daughter-in-law Tasha McCarty. Marian will be sadly missed by 16 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and sister Margaret Mesaglio.
Marian was predeceased by her husband Ronald Royal McCarty, son Scott McCarty, two brothers and three sisters, as well as many family and friends.
A Mass to be held at ST. MICHAEL’S HEALTH CENTRE, 1400 – 9 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, September 28th, 2018 at 11:00 am.
Friends may meet with the family at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. A Celebration of Marian’s life will follow at 2:00 P.M. with Mr. Reno Guimond, facilitating. Luncheon to follow.
If friends so desire, Memorial Tributes may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
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Ronald Lyle Passey 1926 – 2018
Ronald Lyle Passey, age 91, of Magrath, Alberta passed away peacefully on September 25, 2018 from causes incident to age. Ron was born on December 31, 1926 in Magrath to William Toomer Passey and Ruth Myrtle (Norton) Passey. He was the fifth of seven children. He attended Magrath schools and after high school joined the US Air Force. In 1949 he was stationed in Japan, and during the Korean War he flew reconnaissance missions as a photographer. After leaving the Air Force he lived and worked in Salt Lake City but moved to Great Falls to be closer to home so that he could court Jean Gurney. They were married October 28, 1953 and raised four children while living in Great Falls, Lethbridge, Grande Prairie, Medicine Hat and Camrose, eventually retiring to Magrath. Ron spent most of his working life as a store manager for Sears. As an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served in his Priesthood quorums, as Bishop in Medicine Hat, and for 20 years in the Cardston Temple. Ron was never a wealthy man but was always generous with what he had and was very tender hearted. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean, his parents and siblings, and by two grandchildren, Daniel Spackman and Allison (Spackman) Morris. He is survived by his four children and their spouses: daughter, Donna and Kent Spackman of Tualatin, Oregon; son, Keith and Jeanine Passey of Magrath, Alberta; daughter, Larene and Doug Zimmer of Daysland, Alberta; and daughter, Karen and Marc Payne of Lehi, Utah. He is also survived by sixteen grandchildren and twenty-three great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held on Saturday, September 29, 2018, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, GARDEN PLACE CHAPEL (170 North Centre Street, Magrath, Alberta) at 11:00 a.m. after which Ron will be laid to rest in the Magrath Cemetery. Family and friends may meet the family between 10:00 and 10:45 a.m. prior to the funeral service.
To send condolences, please visit http://www.generationsfh.ca

Raymond Joseph Petit
1937 – 2018
Mr. Raymond Joseph Petit of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at the age of 81 years. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, AB.
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Ruth “Bunny” Ulmer
May 21, 1925 ~ June 30, 2018
Ruth “Bunny” Louise Ulmer, beloved wife of the late Walter Ulmer, passed away in Lethbridge on Monday, July 30, 2018, at the age of 93 years following a prolonged battle with Alzheimer’s disease.  She was born in Medicine Hat, the oldest daughter of Justina and Benvenuto Bonin. This is where they lived before moving to Bow Island, Lethbridge and finally Calgary before returning to Lethbridge in 2003. We are comforted knowing that she is now once again with her “Honey”. She is survived by her children, Wayne (Jo) of Lethbridge, Rod (Carol) of White Rock, Barry (Marsha) of Edmonton and Wendy (Dave) of Calgary.  Bunny was a proud grandmother to Tracey (Oral), Tara (Wes), Briea (Jaime) and Laurel (Trevor) all of Calgary. She was thrilled to be the great-grandmother of Charlotte, Gray and Trystan.  Bunny is also survived by her sisters, Rose of Lethbridge and Norma of Calgary and her brothers, Norman and Ernie of Medicine Hat as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A Graveside Memorial  service will be celebrated at Hillside Cemetery, Medicine Hat, AB., on Saturday, September 29, 2018, at 1:30 p.m. with Life Celebrant Gerry Getz officiating. Those wishing to attend are asked to gather at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, AB., no later than 1:15 p.m. to join in the   procession to Hillside Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Bunny’s name may be made directly to a charity of ones own choice. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at http://www.cooksouthland.com)  Honoured to serve the family is COOK SOUTHLAND Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta  T1A 4V4  Toll free 1-877-528-2390.

Thomas “Tom” Wardman
1951 – 2018
Tom was born in Lethbridge, Alberta on October 27, 1951 and passed away on September 25, 2018 at the age of 66 after a long battle with cancer. Tom spent his high school years at Winston Churchill High School and later graduated from LCI. He met Jo-Ann in June of 1969 and they were married on September 4, 1971. He then worked at King Electric where he apprenticed and became a journeyman electrician. Following King Electric, he then went on to become a master electrician and later worked at ADRI and for the Lethbridge Research Centre which he retired from in 2006. Tom enjoyed spending his summers being outdoors in Lundbreck, Alberta with his family and friends. Tom is survived by his wife Jo-Ann; children Thomas (Lindsay) of Stoney Creek, Ontario and grandson Andrew; Kimberley (Warren) of Edmonton and granddaughters; Alexa, Rylee, and Jordyn; sister Verna (Roger) of Calgary; sister in law Betty (Mike) of St. Albert, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Tom was predeceased by his parents Tom and Faye Wardman. A Celebration of Tom’s Life will be held at 11:00am on Friday, September 28, 2018 at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street S., Lethbridge, Alberta, with Reverend Eva Stanley officiating. A private family graveside was held in the Mountain View Cemetery. Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels. For those who wish, memorial donations in Tom’s name can be made to the Red Cross Health Equipment Loan Program, 335 Columbia Boulevard West Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 5Y8 or Jack Ady Cancer Centre, 960 – 19 St South Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 1W5.

BRIAN DARWIN WHITE MAN LEFT passed away in Calgary, AB on September 20th, 2018 at the age of 49 years.
A Wake Service will be held at the Moses Lake Gym, Blood Reserve on Friday, September 28th from 6:00 p.m. all night. The Funeral Service will be held at the Moses Lake Gym on Saturday, September 29th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the Pioneer Cemetery, Blood Reserve.
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WOLFE, Ronald (Ron) Frederick
May 23, 1933 – Foremost, Alberta
September 19, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta
It is with great sadness that the family of Ronald (Ron) Frederick Wolfe announce his passing on September 19, 2018 at the young age of 85 years. Ron fought a valiant battle with Melanoma; he was surrounded by his devoted family throughout this fifty day journey. We would like to offer our deep thanks to the Palliative Care Unit #47 at Foothills Medical Centre. This unit provided exceptional, loving care.
During his career, Ron was employed by Superior Propane as the divisional manager for Western Canada; retiring in 1988 after thirty years of service. At the age of 55, Ron started his own company: Wolfe Signs, which he truly enjoyed working at until the day before he fell ill. Ron loved to fish, volunteer at Spruce Meadows, and spend time with his family. Nothing brought him more joy than having the family over for a barbecue dinner. He will be greatly missed.
Ron is survived by his loving wife Doris Wolfe (nee Karl); four sons and daughters-in-law, Bob and Chris, Rawn and Rene, Rick and Chris, and Blair and Maria; three daughters and two sons-in-law Tammy and Dave, Tracey, and Shannon and Dennis; seventeen grandchildren; and fifteen great-grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the All Saints Lutheran Church (380 Midpark Boulevard S.E., Calgary, AB) on Friday, September 28, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow at the church. Carpooling recommended. Condolences may be forwarded through http://www.mcinnisand holloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Calgary Humane Society, 4455 – 110th Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2C 2T7, Telephone: (403)205-4455, http://www.calgaryhumane.ca. or to the Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank Society, 5000 – 11 Street S.E., Calgary, AB T2H 2Y5, Telephone: (403) 253-2059,

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