January 18th, 2021

MONDAY, October 1, 2018

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on October 1, 2018.


WINSTON DAY CHIEF “Ksistsikominaawa”, beloved husband of Martha Day Chief of the Blood Reserve, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Friday, September 28, 2018 at the age of 79 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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JERRY SIDNEY FIRST CHARGER, 77, passed away at home on the Blood Reserve on September 25th, 2018 A Wake Service will be held at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Thursday, October 4th from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Glenwood, AB on Friday, October 5th at 11:00 a.m. Friends may meet the family prior to the Service. Interment at the Pioneer Cemetery, Blood Reserve, Alberta.

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SHAWN PETER LAZARUK, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at the age of 40 years. As per Shawn’s request, no funeral service will be held. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made on Shawn’s behalf to the Humane Society, 2920 – 16 Ave. N. Lethbridge, AB T1H 5E9.

To send condolences, please visit http://www.generationsfh.ca

Margaret McKay

January 8, 1934

– September 27, 2018

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of a wonderful Wife, Mother, Nannie, Great Grandmother, Aunt, and Sister-in-law, MARGARET MCKAY on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at the age of 84 years. Marg was born January 8, 1934 in Nairn, Scotland. She came to Canada with her parents and brother in 1951 settling in Picture Butte, Alberta. It was there that she met and married Fredrick McKay on August 12, 1953 in the Picture Butte United Church. They had just celebrated 65 years together.

Marg was actively involved in Lethbridge Musical Theatre beginning in 1967 with her first show being “Show Boat”. She made many wonderful and lifelong friends both onstage and off. She also worked backstage and was a member of the executive and was an honorary board member for the past few years. Many memorable years were spent as a family constructing sets, acting and singing, social convening, program sales, and great after show celebrations in the Green Room. She was given the Lemmy Award, an honour bestowed by Musical Theatre for hard work and leadership and she was also given a life membership. Marg was a life member and Past President of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #4 Ladies Auxiliary and served on that board in many capacities and did many hours of volunteering on several committees, something she loved to do and was very proud of. Marg also enjoyed travelling to St George, Utah every October to watch her husband, Fred, compete in Slowpitch at the World Seniors Games and in the winter months being one of the hockey wives for the Coaldale Sugar Daddies. She also became a team “Mom” to many young men of the Taber Palace Pats when Fred was coaching, a “position” she loved. Marg is survived by her loving husband Fred; daughter Dawn (Rodney) Flexhaug, granddaughter Nicole Flexhaug (Angie Forsyth); great-grandchildren Jenna Arlett, Spencer Forsyth, and Atley Forsyth. She is also survived by a sister-in-law Mae Lewis, a cousin Dougie (Shannon) Grant and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Doug and Jan Grant, her brother/sister-in-law Brian (Pat) Grant sisters/brothers-in-law, Janet (Clarence) Dickout and Charlie (Clara) McKay. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Reverend Glenda Wert, officiating.

Memorial Donations in Marg’s name may be made to a charity of your choosing. Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.

Doreen Weinkauf
1944 – 2018
Doreen Margaret Weinkauf, beloved wife of Leo Weinkauf, passed away in Taber on Friday, September 28, 2018 at the age of 74 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 7:00 P.M.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, 5009 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Friday, October 5, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Doreen’s name may be made directly to the Alberta Lung Association, Box 4500, Station South, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 6K2 (http://www.ab.lung.ca) or to the Alzheimer’s Society, 40, 1202 – 2 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 0E3 (http://www.alzheimer.ca).
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


”Surely after that I was turned, I repented; and after that I was instructed, I smote upon my thigh: I was ashamed, yea, even confounded, because I did bear the reproach of my youth.” Jeremiah 31:19 Rebecca Ann (Girlie) Yellow Horn of the Piikani Nation passed away peacefully after a long battle with cancer on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, at the Pincher Creek Municipal Hospital. Rebecca was born on June 24, 1964 in Fort Macleod, AB. Rebecca is survived by her children Shastina (Jarvis) Spear Chief, Amber and Brett Yellow Horn, Brothers; Doug (Velma), Ronald, Jason (Treena) and Tyson (Julia), Sisters; Patricia, Roberta, Marilyn, and Peggy (Pat) from the Piikani Nation. Grandchildren; Tristan Taj Warrior, Jerez, Jerel, Trevin, Hunter, Kash, Kendra, Tiera, Aaliyah, Alex & Abel. Adopted family; Tyrone Potts, Stanley Pard, Alfred Iron Shirt, Woodrow Northman, Alex Weasel Bear, Marvin Yellow Wings, Yarlott family from Crow Agency and Harriet Dickie. Rebecca was predeceased by her parents Thomas Bull Pen and Ida Yellow Horn, brothers; Ivan Glen, Randy, John Stanley Yellow Horn and John Fletcher, Brother-in-law Buster Leider Jr., Niece Gina Yellow Horn, Adopted brother Leon Iron Shirt. Rebecca’s education began at the Kindergarten day school in Brocket, her elementary years of grade 1 – 4 at Central school, grade 5 & 6 at Canyon School in Pincher Creek. Rebecca attended St. Mary’s in Standoff for her Jr. High school years and graduated grade 9 at the Peigan Day School. Rebecca’s post secondary education included Environmental Studies at the Lethbridge College and the Bess Program at the University of Lethbridge. Rebecca was employed at various venues within The Piikani Nation, through out her life, the most recent with the newly opened Piikani Homeless Shelter. Rebecca enjoyed working at the shelter, as she mentored many individuals through her employment there. Rebecca was a member of the Zion II Church, and in her early years enjoyed attending camp meetings and revivals through out the year. Family & friends are invited to a wake service on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 3:00pm and Monday October 1, 2018 at Jason Yellow Horn’s residence. The funeral service will be at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, October 2, 2018, at the Peigan Community Hall. Pastor Oliver Yarlott will be officiating the service, Interment at the Peigan Cemetery.

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