February 22nd, 2019

THURSDAY, February 7, 2019


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on February 7, 2019.

CLARK

DOLORYS MAE CLARK (née Frye) passed away suddenly on Friday, February 1, 2019 at the age of 93 years.

Dolorys is survived by her daughter-in-law Beverly Clark and her sons, Jonathan Clark and Benjamin (Crystal) Clark and their daughter Hayden, Dolorys’ one great-grandchild; and by her son, Jerry (Karen) and their two children Rebecca (Chris) Armstrong and Daniel (Loretta) Clark, as well numerous nieces and nephews and their extended families.

She was predeceased by her husband, Russell, in 2002 and her son, Steven in 2017, as well as all her siblings and their mates.

Dolorys was born on May 18, 1925 in Valley City, North Dakota. After completing High School, she succumbed to the travel bug, spending time with her sister in San Francisco and her brother in New York, before attending Teacher’s College. She had a passion for teaching and students who began the school year struggling ended the year under her care as better readers, enjoyed learning and had a smile on their face. Dolorys began her teaching career in St. Cloud, Minnesota. While attending summer school in Colorado, she met Russell Orlando Clark. His prowess at the piano and her beautiful singing voice drew them together. They were married on February 23, 1951. Both she and Russell taught school in various cities in the United States before moving to Lethbrige, in 1967. Here, she taught school briefly at McNally, then from 1968-1973 in Fort McLeod.

In 1957, Dolorys began a thorough study of the Bible and was delighted to learn that our loving Heavenly Father has a personal name, Jehovah. She became convinced that His purpose is for righteous mankind to live forever on a Paradise earth under the rulership of His Son, Jesus Christ. She took great comfort in Jesus promise at John 5:28, 29 that ‘all those in the memorial tombs will hear God’s voice and come out’ of their graves in a resurrection. Dolorys loved to share these beloved truths with everyone she met and did so till the day she died.

The family wish to express their deep appreciation to the management and staff of Pemmican Lodge, who helped make the last years of Dolorys’ life the best they could be. We also want to say a special thank you to Dr. Tracey Tannis for greatly improving Dolorys’ quality of life. Not to be overlooked are the staff at IHOP, who graciously accommodated Dolorys’ many requests.

A Memorial Service for Dolorys will be held at the KINGDOM HALL OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES, 1510 Stafford Drive North, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, February 8, 2019 at 6:30 P.M. with a reception will follow.

Thank you also to Cornerstone Funeral Home for easing the challenges of the family at this difficult time.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


FOX

PHYLLIS FOX, beloved wife of the late Tom Holy Singer, of the Blood Reserve, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital surrounded by her loving family, on Friday, February 1, 2019 at the age of 83 years.

A Family Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB. on Friday, February 8, 2019 at 4:00 P.M.

A Wake Service will be held at the SENATOR GLADSTONE HALL – Blood Reserve, AB, on Friday, February 8, 2019 from 6:00 P.M. – 11:00 P.M.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. MARY’S IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH – Blood Reserve, AB on Saturday, February 9th, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Pawell Andrasz O.M.I. celebrating.

Following the Funeral Mass, Phyllis will be laid to rest at the Blood Band cemetery.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


LYNN CARMEN HEALY

“Awakasiipita – Deer Old Woman”

October 29, 1964 – January 30, 2019

Our precious Angel Lynn Carmen Healy “Awakasiipita – Deer Old Woman” passed away peacefully with her family by her bedside on Wednesday January 30th 2019 at the age of 54. God sent one of his Angels to Art and Clara Healy on October 29, 1964, she was the third child of 7 children. Lynn’s handicap never stopped her from achieving anything she put her mind to. She had many accomplishments and a variety of interests that kept her active.

Lynn was a character, everyone that knew her had a chuckle and a story to share. Lynn had a variety of friends’ that were young and old and from far and wide. She remembered everyone that came into her life. Her passion for music varied greatly from country to rock and roll to gospel and traditional pow wow music. Attending concerts was her favorite pastime and she had gone to see Johnny Reid, ABBA and Paul Brandt. Terry Clark was her favourite female country artist and she emulated her by wearing her pink hat and boots which she loved. Lynn enjoyed music so much and thoroughly enjoyed singing beautiful gospel music with her sister Denise. There was no way that Lynn could pass by a catchy tune without breaking into a dance.

Lynn attended Dorothy Gooder School and graduated from Winston Churchill High School in Lethbridge. In her early years Lynn lived in Lethbridge with Sandra and Roxie under the care Margaret vanBiert. Lynn travelled to Holland for a month with Margaret and the girls where Lynn captivated the hearts of the people of Holland and they wanted to keep her. Lynn was independent as she rode the bus to her place of employment at DaCapo Disability Services where she was the postmaster. She was very active and participated in the Lethbridge Handicapped Riding Association and was talented in swimming and bowling. She received numerous medals and trophies from her various activities. When Lynn moved home she became involved with the Blood Tribe FCSS Handicap program where she worked in the Food Bank. Later on she transferred to the Cardston Handicapped Society. While there she was the main star in the play “The Princess and the Dragon”. Lynn stole the show and the people were amazed by her performance. Lynn never played favorites with anybody and she demonstrated her love for everybody especially Santa Claus.

Due to her declining health, Lynn spent the last few years of her life at the Special Development Unit in Fort Macleod. The family would like to thank the doctors and caretakers who took such great care of our dear Lynn while she was at the S.D.U. The family would also like to thank Cheryl Millward, Lynn’s respite home in Cardston, for the love and care she showed for Lynn.

Lynn is survived by her mother Clara Healy her siblings: Kevin (Lori), Denise (Tyrone), Pam, Myron (Tanya), and Kurt. Nieces and Nephews: Brett, Mitch, Kristen, Tia, Joel, Darci, Clinton, Trent, Tiauna, Bailee, Latoya, Tory, Kalli, Darby, Brittany, DJ, Madison, Jaxon and numerous great nieces and nephews. Auntie and Uncles: Gilbert (Velma) Eagle Bear, Evelyn (Frances) Scout, Marsha (Merlin) Provost, Anita (Randy) Bottle, Nora Eagle Bear, Audrey Eagle Bear, Edna Many Fingers, Bella (Bert) Mistaken Chief, Lila, Patsy, Del, Heather, Sheila, Fern, Robert (Christine), Gilbert Healy, Jessalyn (Armand) Page.

Lynn was predeceased by her father Arthur Healy Jr, grandparents Art Sr and Betty Healy, Mike and Angeline Eagle Bear. Brother: Dion Long Time Squirrel. Uncles: Winston, Jordan, Burton and Terry Healy, Alphonse, Vern, Michael Eagle Bear and Aunts Sylvia Eagle Child, Rita Tallman, Mildred Jerry, Louise Chief Body, Marie Hunt. Cousins Buddy Lane Healy and Tommy Many Fingers. Lynn comes from a large extended family: Pace, English, White Feathers, Eagle Bears and No Runners. We apologize if we missed anyone.

A Family Service will be held at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Thursday, Feb. 7th from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. followed by the Wake Service at the Old Agency Community Hall from 6:00 – 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve on Friday, Feb. 8th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the One Spot Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to: http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca


Edward “Ed” Mathieu

1936 – 2019

Mr. Edward “Ed” Mathieu of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Irene Mathieu, passed away at Peter Lougheed Hospital in Calgary on Monday, February 4, 2019 at the age of 82 years. A Celebration of Ed’s Life will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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


MEARS

1934 – 2019

CHARLES “CHUCK” WALTER MEARS, beloved husband of Marilyn Mears, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at St. Therese Villa, on Monday, February 4, 2019 at the age of 84 years.

A Celebration of Life will be held at MCKILLOP UNITED CHURCH, 2329 – 15 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. with Reverend Trevor Potter officiating. Donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


MEDICINE CRANE

HAYDEN CARTER MEDICINE CRANE, infant son of Nicole Romero and Logan Medicine Crane; brother of Lola, Pierce, Carolina & Ramiro; grandson of James (Ruby) Medicine Crane and Brian Romero & Sandra Bruised Head, passed away at the Children’s Hospital on January 31, 2019.

A Wake Service will be held at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Friday, Feb. 8th from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, Cardston on Saturday, Feb. 9th at 11:00 a.m.

Condolences may be sent to: http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca


Rayne Plettell-Kenny

1960 – 2019

Mrs. Rayne Plettell-Kenny of Stratford, Prince Edward Island, beloved wife to Mr. Morgan Kenny, passed away suddenly in Lethbridge on Monday, February 4, 2019 at the age of 59 years. A Celebration of Rayne’s Life will be held in Prince Edward Island.

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Ingeborg “Inge” Tope

1933 – 2019

Mrs. Ingeborg “Inge” Tope of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Leonard Tope, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital, on Sunday, February 3, 2019 at the age of 86 years. Ingeborg was born in 1933 in Berlin, Germany. The darkest and most tragic period of the twentieth century in Europe. She was the oldest of three girls. When she was 5 years old, her father was suddenly taken away from her. He was approached by two secret police men, who allowed him to take his daughter home and after that he was taken to the local police station and soon after sent to a notorious concentration camp. No warranted arrest, no charges, no defense lawyer. That was the grim reality of Nazi Germany. The beginning of the end of freedom for millions of people. After 18 months of unimaginable suffering, Ingeborg’s father died. The family was left destitute and had to rely mostly on welfare. Ingeborg and her sisters remained fatherless, even though her mother eventually married again and gave birth to two sons some years later. The loss of Ingeborg’s father remained in her memory all her life. At the age of nine years old, she had to be in hiding, while her mother went to work during the day. At that time, her mother became pregnant, and before the air raids started, women and children were sent into the countryside, as we had relatives in the country, we were sent to stay with them. After the end of the war, the family returned to Berlin. Her mother eventually moved to another city and Ingeborg decided to remain in Berlin. As jobs were scarce and hard to find, she decided to travel to England, domestic workers were wanted there. She travelled alone, with little knowledge of English. She obtained work in an isolation hospital and found other German girls working there, which was a powerful help. After several months there, Leonard became a staff member, he had a diploma in infectious diseases nursing. He soon became the love of her life. After a short engagement, they married in 1953 in Exeter, England. In 1955, they decided to emigrate to Canada and lived in Calgary for eight years. After that time, Len decided to get his registered nurse qualification in New Zealand, as it was possible there to learn and earn. Therefore, it took 4 years, until he finished his training. During their time there, Inge worked in a lawyer’s office. In 1967 it was decided to return to Canada, via Europe to visit relatives. The return to Canada took place in 1968. Len accepted a position in St. Michael’s Hospital and Inge eventually obtained work in the Lethbridge Public Library. After living in Lethbridge for a brief time, they moved to Coaldale into their first home. In 1974, a new phase in their life began when they adopted Byron at the age of nearly seven years old. After being a twosome for many years, parenthood became a great challenge. During the following years, Len’s health regretfully deteriorated, he therefore worked in the E.R. and I.C.U. due to the fact surgery was needed on his legs which was deemed not possible due to elevated risk. He was a very dedicated and compassionate nurse and had a profound impact on the patients he nursed. To his great regret, he had to take early retirement in 1984, at the age of 56. While he was retired, he volunteered at St. Michael’s, and took charge of shopping and cooking. In 2001, he had a fall, which sadly resulted in him becoming confined to a wheelchair. During the time that Len retired, Inge had to have surgery, which had a serious complication and due to Len’s intervention, he saved her life, as she had an arrest, which Len dealt with, before help came, therefore saved her life, due to previous work experience. The most tragic event occurred, when Len had to leave home and became a resident of an assisted living facility. Without a doubt, time there proved to be the most frustrating and unhappy experience of their lives. After long and much suffering, Len died in 2010. Inge found, that life without Len would and could never be the same again. She would miss him, as long as she lived. She had moved from Coaldale to West Lethbridge in 2006 and lived there until 2013, at which time she moved to the south side of Lethbridge. She lived an extraordinary life. While living in Coaldale, her late husband, Len, converted to Catholicism, which she did also. She preferred one on one relationships, she had many friends and was always ready to make more. She befriended a middle-aged lady for many years, a young male refugee from Myanmar in Lethbridge named Aung; and also supported a foster child in Peru. Inge is survived by her only child Byron (Heather) Tope; granddaughter Amanda; grandson Braydon all of Lethbridge; as well as her brother Dieter Naujokat of Germany. Inge was predeceased by her husband Leonard Tope. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Deacon Ray Wagner officiating. Inge’s cremated remains will be placed with her husband Leonard in the spring of 2019 in the Mountain View Cemetery.

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UREN

“There before me was a door standing open in heaven.”(Revelations 4:1)

GEORGE HERBERT FRANKLIN “FRANK” UREN, beloved husband of Elizabeth “Liz” Uren, passed away peacefully and surrounded by his family at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, February 4, 2019 at the age of 92 years.

Along with his wife, he is lovingly remembered by his children: Daphne (Daniel Chenard) Gugala, Judi (Murray) Paddon, Nancy (Tony) Bowman and Philip (Terri) Uren; eight grandchildren: Hillari (Joel) Blaylock, Ethan Paddon, Kye, Noël, Petra, Geneva, Gwyneth and Gideon Bowman; and two great-granddaughters, Sophia and Izabella Blaylock.

Frank is also remembered by Liz’s family whom he loved as his own: Kurt (Sharon) and Patrick (Marija) Veer, Nicole (Keith) Kawawaki, Jeff (Sandra) Veer and Dayna Veer; eight grandchildren: Nicolas, Maxwell and Natasha Veer, Jordan (Jason) Dement, Remick and Easton Kawawaki, and Kristen and Alexander Veer as well as one great-grandson, Moses Dement.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Gwen and his granddaughter, Madeline.

Frank was born on November 22, 1926 in Bremner, AB and grew up near Edmonton. He graduated from RCMP Depot in 1950 then met and married Gwen in 1953. Frank was proud of his rewarding career that took him and his family to many communities over the years. In 1972 they settled in Lethbridge and sadly, in 2000, Gwen passed away. After some time, Frank met Liz and they were married in 2002.

Frank showed unconditional love for his family and was very involved in their lives. His faith was paramount and was evident in his involvement in St. Augustine’s Anglican Church and First Baptist Church. The family has lost a wonderful husband, father and grandfather and those who knew him have lost a loyal and caring friend. Frank will be dearly missed.

A Memorial Service will be held at the LETHBRIDGE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 1614-5th Ave. South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, February 9th, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Dr. Bruce Martin and Canon James Robinson officiating, with a special Prayer by Rev. Stephen Reynolds.

In memory of Frank, donations may be made to L’Arche Association of Lethbridge, 240-12C Street North, Lethbridge, AB, T1H 2M7.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Mary Kathleen “Kathy” Warren

1956 – 2019

Mrs. Kathy Warren of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Dr. Jeff Warren, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, February 4, 2019 at the age of 62 years. Kathy was born in Waterloo, Ontario to Arthur and Marlene Litchi on November 26, 1956. Kathy moved on her own to Alberta in 1974, making Calgary her home. Kathy worked numerous jobs in Calgary and Edmonton before moving to Lethbridge in 1982 where she met Jeff. She worked at Time Air in Lethbridge, which led to a long career with numerous airline companies for 18 years. In 1983, Kathy asked Jeff to marry her and he accepted; they married and together they enjoyed travelling, running, golfing, and simply outdoor activities. In 1987, 1989, and 1991 they welcomed Jared, Austin, and then Spencer, and together they settled in Lethbridge making it their home. Kathy was an amazing athlete, specifically running and won many long distance races. She was also a very experienced skier and enjoyed many trips with family and friends. Jeff and Kathy spent many hours on the golf course, Kathy had said many times that she would not quit golfing until she won. Kathy was a woman with a very big heart, she was always willing to help others and her generous spirit, love and kindness will be forever missed. Besides her husband Jeff, Kathy is survived by her children Jared Warren, Austin Warren, Spencer Warren; mother Marlene Waugh; brother Paul Gatcke. Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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