October 22nd, 2020

WEDNESDAY, October 10, 2018


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on October 10, 2018.

LLOYD ALVIN BARR

It is with deep sadness, but also gratitude for a life well lived, that the family of Lloyd Alvin Barr announces his death on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 at the age of 91 years. A kind man, who always had a twinkle in his eye and a joke up his sleeve, he leaves behind his loving wife Donna and their children: Janis Tanner (Nick Kalynchuk) of Leslieville, AB, Greg (Nettie) Barr of Beaverlodge, AB, Blaine (Carol) Barr of Cardston, AB, Neil (Dena) Barr of Claresholm, AB and Matthew (Shelley) Barr of Coaldale, AB, 11 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren as well as his sisters Elma (David) Jessop and Merna Wiedwald. Relatives and friends are invited to gather together to help celebrate his life on Tuesday, October 16th at 1:30pm at Southminster United Church in Lethbridge, Alberta located at 1011 – 4th Avenue South. Private interment will be held at the Union Cemetery in Fort Macleod. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks that you please donate to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, or to STARS Air Ambulance, in Lloyd’s memory. Private condolences to the family may be sent via http://www.edensfuneralhome.com/ notices/Lloyd-Barr. Condolences can be sent to condolences@edensfuneralhome.com


Tina Van Essen

1970 – 2018

Mrs. Tina Van Essen, beloved wife of Mr. Hendrik Van Essen, passed away suddenly on Saturday October 6, 2018. Besides her loving husband Hendrik, Tina is survived by her children; Lyndsay (Sjors Van Rhee) Tomm; Stuart Van Essen; Andrew Van Essen; mother Deloris Featherstone; sister Tammy Tomm; and brother Robert Tomm. A Funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday October 12, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610, 4 Street South, Lethbridge, AB. A private family Graveside will follow at Huntsville Cemetery in Iron Springs. Celebration of Life Reception to follow at Turin Community Centre at 2:00 PM

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Otto Egeland

1936 – 2018

It is with great sadness that Otto Egeland of Picture Butte peacefully passed away after a short illness at the age of 82 years. Otto was born on June 8, 1936, in Eyremore, Alberta. He attended school in Enchant and resided in Picture Butte for over 40 years and worked for the County of Lethridge for 35 years. Otto played in the Picture Butte Old Timers Hockey League until he was 70 years of age. He played in many Crib Leagues and tournaments. He was an avid Blue Jays fan. The family would like to thank the Chinook Regional Hospital staff for the care and attention they provided for our father. Otto is survived by his son Bruce Egeland; three daughters, Corrine (Allan) Stonehouse, Sheila (Vaughn) Boisson, Veronica (Brooke) Somers; grandchildren Brandi, Samantha, Jessica, Troy; great grandchildren Gavin, Hendrix; three sisters Talletta, Gladys, Alma; four brothers Olai, Maggie, Gordon, Butch. Otto was predeceased by his parents Oskar and Anna, Brothers Carl and Arthur. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 7:00pm and 8:00pm on Thursday, October 11, 2018, at MARTIN BROTHERS FUNERAL CHAPEL 610 4 Street South, Lethbridge, AB. A Memorial Service will be held at 12:00pm, on Saturday October 13, 2018, at MARTIN BROTHERS FUNERAL CHAPEL 610 4 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, Pastor Al Litchfield officiating. Interment to take place in the Enchant Cemetery.

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Rhoda Emmelkamp
1934 – 2018
Rhoda Louise Emmelkamp, beloved wife of the late Gary Emmelkamp, passed away in Lethbridge on Monday, October 8, 2018 at the age of 84 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.


Doris Margaret Flamand

1934 – 2018

Mrs. Doris Flamand, of Warner, beloved wife of Mr. Paul Flamand, passed away surrounded by her family at Chinook Regional Hospital, on Monday, October 8, 2018 at the age of 84 years. Community and Friends are invited to Celebrate Doris’ Life at 2:00pm on Monday, October 15, 2018 at the ELKS COMMUNITY HALL, Warner, Alberta. Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels. For those who wish, memorial donations in Doris’ name may be made to the Warner Fire Department, Box 218, Warner, Alberta, T0K 2L0, Alberta Diabetes Foundation, 8602 112 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, T5B 0G4 or to the Chinook Regional Foundation, 960 19 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 1W5.

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FOX, Marvin Maurice (Omahksipiitaa- Big Eagle) November 5, 1935 – October 2, 2018

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of one of the great knowledge keepers of the Blood Reserve, Marvin Fox (Omahksipiitaa). He was a celebrated elder and educator, an author, storyteller, Blackfoot language keeper and translator, who devoted his life to the Creator, family and community. Marvin was born and raised in Kainaiwa to George & Margaret (Many Fingers) Fox. Born into both the Many Children (Aakaipokaiksi) and Fish Eaters (Mamiaoyiiksi) clans, Marvin was immersed, at an early age, into the rich language and traditions of the Siksikaisitapiiks (Blackfoot People). Marvin became a member of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate where he was bestowed his Blackfoot name “Omahksipiitaa” from his grandfather Stephen Fox Sr., when he became a member of the spiritual society of OMI in 1963 and the Saaamiksi Society. Marvin persevered in his educational pursuits and was a lifelong learner and worked hard to acquire the tools to preserve his western and traditional knowledge and to teach others. He received a B.A. and B.Ed. degree from the University of Ottawa; he also studied linguistics at the University of Alberta, community development at St. Francis Xavier (Coady International Institute) and Management at the University of Calgary. After graduating, Marvin returned and worked for his community and the Treaty 7 First Nations for the next 30 years. He worked in various positions throughout his career with focused dedication spent towards the preservation and resurgence of Blackfoot culture and language.He will be missed dearly by his loving wife of 50 years, Lily May (White Pup), sons – Andrew (Terry) and Rocky (Shirley), nine grandchildren; Mitchell, Staven, Courtney, Zachery, Donovan, Tico, Elijah, Kierra, Leighton, his siblings, Delphine (Woodrow) Good Striker, Norbert (Mary Louise), Tony, Leo (Dave), Bernard (Barbara), Chief Roy (Genevieve), Arnold, Jenny and Jacinta, his adopted sister Dr. Deborah Pace, his adopted sons Mitchell and Steve Buffalo, and his many nieces and nephews. Marvin was predeceased by his son Danny (2016), infant granddaughter, parents and grandparents.Marvin’s greatest treasure was his wife, Lily May and their three sons and nine grandchildren. Marvin married his wonderful and loving wife, Lily May and they recently celebrated their 50th anniversary. Marvin was a loving and caring husband, father and grandfather. He led a busy life but always found time to participate in his children’s educational pursuits, athletics and personal endeavors. His family was often found playing golf and attending hockey games, amongst other sporting activities. Marvin’s children and grandchildren exemplify his teachings and his legacy will live on through them. Marvin was kind, gentle and patient and lived life to the fullest. He possessed a pure, kind and radiant heart. His enduring lesson to all of us was to recognize and appreciate the Blackfoot language and traditional values. He inspired a vision to those closest to him to persevere in life and to develop our gifts that were given to us by Creator despite the hardships and many obstacles of life. He will be remembered as one of the great Blackfoot scholars of our generation and will be deeply missed.Please join us in the celebration of Omahksipiitaa’s life on Friday, October 12, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church, Blood Reserve. Interment at Blood Band Cemetery, Blood Reserve, Alberta. Condolences may be forwarded through http://www.mcinnisandholloway.com.In living memory of Marvin Fox, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.



Glen Gardner
1932 – 2018
Raymond Glen Gardner, husband of Lona Gardner (nee Swalm), passed away in Taber on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at the age of 86 years.
A private burial service will be held at the Taber Memorial Garden prior to the funeral service on Saturday, October 13, 2018.
The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 54th Street Chapel, 5314 – 54 Street, Taber on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


Donald W. Hale

1931 – 2018

It is with great sadness that the family of Don Hale announce his passing on October 8, 2018 at the age of 86. He passed away peacefully in Saskatoon with his family by his side. Don was born in Saskatoon, and after graduating from high school, he worked in the flour and feed industry for over 44 years with Robin Hood and Parrish & Heimbecker (Ellison Milling Company). His work took him, Lena and the girls across Canada from Saskatoon to Montreal, St. John’s, Stratford, and finally to Lethbridge. Don and Lena enjoyed 43 years in Lethbridge where Don was an active member of the Rotary Club of East Lethbridge, Henderson Lake Golf Club, Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd and the Probus Club. Don was an avid golfer, playing the game well into his eighties and he served his community in many capacities. Don is lovingly remembered and will be missed by his wife of 63 years Lena, daughters Brenda (Gordon) Jensen, Mona (Chris Barclay) Hale; grandsons Jonathan (Anna) Jensen and Graham (Jannaya Friggstad) Jensen and great granddaughter Solveig Lilja Jensen and many dear friends and family members. Don was predeceased by his two brothers and two sisters, and parents Bill and Maisie Hale. A Celebration of Don’s life will be held at 2:00pm, on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at LUTHERAN CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD 2406 – 11 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Pastor Ali Tote officiating. For those who wish, memorial donations in Donald’s name may be directed to the Canadian Cancer Society 317 10 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 2M7 or the Alzheimer Society of Canada 40-1202 2 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 0E3.

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JARVIS

MARVIN DALMAIN JARVIS at 96 years of age, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 8, 2018 in Raymond, AB. He was born May 7, 1922 in Evarts, Alberta to Louise Johnson and William Freeman Jarvis. Dal lived a long and fulfilling life. Having dual American and Canadian Citizenship, he had a variety of occupations in both Canada and the U.S.A. He enjoyed all of his employment opportunities, but most of all he loved people. After moving to Raymond from Calgary in 1990 with no grandchildren close by, he would make a point of introducing his new pint size neighbors to his cookies, candies, and love. This unconditional love and acceptance was his greatest accomplishment. Dal is predeceased by both parents, his three sisters: Eva Jarvis, IlaMae McDonald of Sylvan Lake, and Verlyn English of Oceanside, California. Also one brother Bill who passed in World War II and a son Ken Jarvis of Calgary, and one grandson Robert, son of Rita Dechant. From his first marriage to Lorna (Gourley) Blount he had two sons: William Dalmain (Lorna) Jarvis of High River, and Gerald Brent (Edithe) Jarvis of Raymond. From his second marriage to Ethel Sarchuk, eight additional children: Lorrie Linda (Garry) Gramlich of Raymond, Rita Louise (Gene) Dechant of Fairview, Richard John (Nyla) Jarvis of Rapid City, South Dakota, Kenneth Roy (Heather) Jarvis (deceased), Donna Marie (Cecil-deceased) Jarvis of Calgary, Peggy Ann Jarvis-Pitcher of Calgary, Ethel Lynn (Donald) Wright of Calgary, and Ryan Wade Jarvis of Calgary. In addition, at the time of passing he was blessed with 37 grandchildren, 79 great grandchildren, and 4 great great grandchildren. The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, October 12, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, KNIGHT STREET CHAPEL, 260 E, 200 N, Raymond. Friends may meet the family prior to the service at the church from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Interment at 3:30 p.m. at the Barnwell Cemetery.

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KASZUBA

ALFRED ALOJZY KASZUBA, beloved husband of the late Pat passed away on October 2, 2018 at the age of 75 years. He is survived by his children; Ian (Heather) Kaszuba, Jill (Al) Pickering, Glen Kaszuba, Ingrid Peters, Maureen (Bill) White, Wayne Fox, Heather Ries and Don (Bobbie) Fox; 21 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents; Ludovicus and Maria, and by his brother; Norm Kaszuba. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, October 12, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home, 703 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge with Deacon Cliff Bogdan celebrant.

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MILNE

JOHN REID MILNE born October 19,1922 in Lashburn Saskatchewan, passed away peacefully in Cardston Alberta on October 8th, 2018 at 95 years. He has been reunited with the joy of his life, Thelma Sheffield Milne. John was blessed with 4 children: Elaine Swanson (Vern), Gordon Milne (Hollie), Robin Goates (Blair), and Maralyn English (Scott). He had 12 grandchildren and 36 great grandchildren. John was preceded in death by his wife (Thelma), 4 siblings (Alastair, Peggy, Eileen and Mary), a daughter (Elaine) and a grandson (Brett).

John was a civil engineer and worked for PFRA before starting business with Fooks and Milne in Lethbridge and then Stoy Concrete in Calgary. John and Thelma retired to Cardston in 1980.

John was active with his family, community and church. He served on Cardston’s town council (1980-1982), was involved with the Rotary Club, served as a bishop twice, was the mission president in Dearborn Michigan (1982-1985), and served in the Alberta (Cardston) Temple presidency (1986-1991). John and Thelma loved their friends and having parties at their home. He enjoyed reading, puzzles, and playing cards with family and friends. He was impeccably honest and always kind. He was hardworking and enjoyed growing a garden filled with vegetables, strawberries and raspberries as well as helping with various projects in the community He loved to travel. He loved and was deeply loved by his children and grandchildren, who will miss his loving interest in their lives.

The Funeral service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Cardston Alberta Stake Center on Saturday, October 13th at 2:00 p.m. Friends may meet the family from 1:00 to 1:45 p.m. prior to the service. Interment will follow in the Cardston Cemetery.

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Jarmila Thibodeau
1930 – 2018
The family of Jarmila Mary Thibodeau are deeply saddened to announce the passing of their dear wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother in Taber on Monday, October 8, 2018 at the age of 88 years.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


THIELEN

It is with great sadness and gentle relief that the family of VIOLET THIELEN, announces her passing after a lengthy illness, on Monday, October 8, 2018 at the age of 77 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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Eugene Torrie
1957 – 2018
Eugene Torrie, beloved husband of Susan Torrie (nee Schramm), passed away unexpectedly in Taber on Friday, October 5, 2018 at the age of 61 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Taber Stake Centre, 4709 – 50 Avenue, Taber on Friday, October 12, 2018 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. and at the church prior to the funeral service on Saturday, October 13, 2018 between 9:00 A.M. and 9:40 A.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Taber Stake Centre, 4709 – 50 Avenue, Taber on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. Burial to follow at the Prairieview Cemetery, Grassy Lake at 2:00 P.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


TOTH

ZELLAH CATHERINE (BYAM) TOTH, beloved wife of the late John Toth, passed away in Cardston, Alberta on Friday, October 5th, 2018 at the age of 84 years.

She is survived by her children, Patricia (Donald) Barton, Joanne (Stan) Shanks, Warren (Laureen) Toth, Colleen (Peter) Drew, Karen (Craig) Lefler; 17 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.

She is predeceased by her parents, siblings, daughter Anita Kathleen Toth, granddaughter Melisa Barton Christensen and great granddaughter Madison Gorham.

Zellah was born September 11th, 1934 in Cold Lake, Alberta to Kenneth and Viola (Burgess) Byam. She later moved to Lethbridge, Alberta where she met John Toth. They were married September 18th, 1951. In addition to raising her family, Zellah worked for many years as a medical assistant in Lethbridge. Her kindness, warmth and sweet smile endeared her to many.

Zellah loved attending the temple, family history work, quilting, baking, canning and gardening. Above all, the most important things in her life were her family and her faith. She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in a variety of capacities in the church. She served alongside John as a missionary in the Toth family homeland of Hungary. They later returned to the mission field in Hungary when John was called as the mission president there from 1994 – 1996.

She spent her life in the service of others, especially her family. She was very involved in the lives of her family members and did whatever she could to serve them. She will be dearly missed.

The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, TEMPLE STREET CHAPEL, on Thursday, October 11th, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Friends may meet the family from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m prior to the service.

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VAS, Frank 1944 – 2018

Mr. Frank Martin Vas, beloved husband of Mrs. Gillian Vas of Red Deer, Alberta (formerly of Wrentham, Alberta), passed away suddenly on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at the age of 74 years. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 5508 – 48A Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with The Reverend Father Andrew Lukaszewkz Celebrant. Cremation entrusted to the Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, Red Deer, Alberta. If desired in lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations in Frank’s honor may be made directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation at http://www.heartandstroke.ca. Condolences may be sent or viewed at

http://www.parklandfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements in care of

Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, 6287 – 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040.


Trista Wasnik

1984 – 2018

Trista Wasnik, of Picture Butte, passed away suddenly on October 3, 2018 at the age of 34 years. Trista is survived by her mother Sue Wasnik; daughter Grace; stepson Michael; and her fiancé Mike Smesman. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 PM, on Friday October 12, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610, 4 Street South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4P3. A Memorial will follow at Softball Valley in Peenaquim Park.

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Frances Wentz

1921 – 2018

Frances Josephine Wentz of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Benedict Wentz passed away peacefully at Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday October 5, 2018 at the age of 97. Frances is lovingly remembered by her children Daryl Wentz (Rita Holt) of Wrentham, Maureen (Frank) Suriano of Lethbridge; daughter in law Marianne Wentz of Pincher Creek; seven grandchildren David Wentz, Michelle (Robert) Nilsson, Derek (Marnie) Wentz, Renee Johnson (Craig Praskach), Jason (Jennifer) Suriano, Daniela (Raoul) Bhatt, Liana (Nikolas) Ledgerwood; thirteen great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; one sibling Florence (George) Thacker and one sister in law Jean Heck. Frances was born in Burdett, Alberta, on May 11, 1921 and attended Jasmine School west of the family farm. She met Ben Wentz at church and was married November 12, 1940 in a double ceremony with Anton and Helen Heck. She then moved with Ben to her father in laws farm south of Grassy Lake raising three children Dale, Daryl, and Maureen. In 1965 they moved to the village of Grassy Lake with Ben continuing to farm the family land. In 1978 they moved to Lethbridge for their retirement years. Frances was predeceased by her parents Andrew and Martha Volk; son Dale Wentz; daughter in law Debbie Wentz; granddaughter Lorianne Wentz; step mother Anna Marie Volk; siblings John Volk, Anna Mary Volk; twin brother Frank Volk, John Heck, Frank Heck, Anton Heck, Marjorie Ross, Marvin Volk as well as brother in laws & sister in laws. Thank you to the doctors and nurses at the Chinook Regional Hospital for their care and kindness. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Kidney Foundation. Vigil Rights (Prayers) service will be held at 7:00pm, on Friday, October 12, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS FUNERAL CHAPEL, 610 4 Street South, Lethbridge, led by Alice Takacs. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00am, on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at ALL SAINTS ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, with Father Kevin Tumback celebrant.

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