January 16th, 2021

THURSDAY, February 28, 2019

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on February 28, 2019.


On Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Murray George Bullock, peacefully passed away. We, his family, will miss him.

He is survived by his loving wife, Dorene Rae Bullock, daughters Jolayne Lenzen and family, and Jackie Tolsdorf and family, his brother Kirk and his wife Lela. He is also survived by Dorene’s family who thought of him as a father and grandfather.

He is predeceased by his son Allen Murray, his daughter Linda Marie, his parents George and Barbara Bullock, brother Dean and his wife Marie and by his sister Maxine and her husband Allan Ackroyd.

Murray was born on Sept. 12, 1924 at his home in Welling, Alberta. He grew up in a loving home with 2 brothers and a sister. He worked on the farm and was known for being hard working and having a passion for making things run. His love of cattle and farming persisted throughout his life. When not working, every spare moment was spent on frozen ponds or wherever playing hockey with his brothers and their friends. This love of hockey translated into a love of the Toronto Maple Leafs which lasted throughout his life. He served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Eastern Canada and then served in the Canadian Armed Forces.

He married JoAnn Jensen on July 25, 1951 and they had 4 children. He tried a variety of occupations including a grocery store in Bow Island, a furniture store in Taber, a dairy in Lethbridge and then eventually moved to his real love which was selling vehicles. This career lasted 22 years.

After he and JoAnn divorced, he was alone for some time before meeting Dorene Lowry. They fell in love and were married Nov. 22, 1980. After retiring from car sales, he worked for the city of Lethbridge in their parks department and took special pride in maintaining Brewery Hill. During their married life, they had the opportunity to serve 2 missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The first was in Nigeria and the second was in Tonga. They thoroughly enjoyed both of these opportunities. Before and after missions, they were blessed to serve for many years as ordinance workers in the Cardston Temple. After starting their life together in Lethbridge, they then built a house in Raymond with a large yard where Murray could continue his passion, gardening. His gardening skills were unparalleled. For the last few years there were weekly Rook games nearly every Friday night with close friends. He was also a master at playing crib.

His health started to decline about 2 years ago and he rapidly declined until he passed away. He was lovingly cared for by many workers at the end who made his last few weeks as easy as possible to bear.

The Funeral Service will be held Saturday Mar. 2, 2019 at 11:00 AM at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, KNIGHT STREET CHAPEL in Raymond Alberta. Friends are invited to meet with the family between 10:00 and 10:45 AM that morning. Interment will be conducted Friday Mar. 1, 2019 at the Temple Hill Cemetery, Raymond, Alberta.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca


QUENTIN ROSS CRAZY BULL, 33, son of Julianna Crazy Bull, passed away in Calgary on Feb. 22, 2019.

A Family Service will be at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Sunday, March 3rd from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. followed by the Wake Service at the White Calf Hall, Standoff from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve on Monday, March 4th, at 11:00 a.m.

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


CLAUDE JOSEPH CYR, beloved husband of Sylvia Cyr, of Lethbridge, passed away on Friday, February 22, 2019, at the age of 69 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, March 1, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. with Pat Siedlecki officiating.

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


MARY NAGO, passed away at St. Michael’s Health Centre, on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at the age of 96 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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

Faye Foxall Oshiro

1927 – 2019

Mrs. Faye Foxall Oshiro of Coaldale passed away in Lethbridge on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the age of 91 years. Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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


BYRON ALFRED SHURTZ of Raymond, beloved husband of Nola (Orr) Shurtz, after a struggle with illness passed away peacefully, on Wednesday February 20th, at the age of 85 years. He was born February 26, 1933 in Calgary, then adopted by Rudolph and Maud (Romeril) Shurtz and raised in Lethbridge with his adopted siblings. He met Nola, who he affectionately called “Mike,” and they married in October 1952 in Lethbridge. They were later sealed in the Cardston temple. A short time later he served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Eastern Canada. Nola stayed home in Lethbridge and supported him by working as a telephone operator. After his mission in 1956 they started their family, and he began working as a ballroom dance instructor simply as a means to provide for his family; however, it didn’t take long for him to discover an amazing gift for dancing and he was soon winning international awards. In addition to owning a dance studio, he also hosted a weekly dance program on local television called “Bop ‘n’ Talk.” There are literally thousands of men and women across Western Canada today who can credit their ability to waltz, jive and foxtrot, to Byron and Nola Shurtz. When he retired from dancing, Byron worked many years for Mo-Tires in Lethbridge and then worked for himself selling Nutcracker lubricant until he retired several years ago, leaving the business to his sons. He adored his family and loved spending time with them, playing games and just visiting, and he was an amazing example of Christ-like, unconditional love. His testimony of the Gospel was unshakable. He had a great sense of humor and the simplest things made him laugh. He also loved music and won awards singing duets with his sister, Coral, and he sang barbershop with his sons and a friend, who called themselves “Three Shurtz and a Sock.” He loved American politics and was an artist and carpenter. During his final days at the Raymond Care Centre he was upbeat and positive, and we are beyond grateful for all the caregivers who so lovingly attended to him like he was their own father! Byron is survived by his wife Nola (Orr), daughter Terry (Craig Clifton), sons Delon (Sue West), and Dan (Connie Oranchuk), brother Royden (Alene), sister Coral (Doug Terry), 18 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren. Byron was predeceased by, and now reunited with, his son Barry, daughter Kim, his parents Rudolph and Maud, his sister Madeline and brother Don.

Friends may meet the family on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 from 7:00 – 8:00 pm or prior to the service on Thursday, February 28, 2019 from 1:00 – 1:45 pm at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Taylor Street Chapel, 221 N 400 W, Raymond, Alberta, the Funeral Service will follow at 2:00pm with Bishop Corry Tolman officiating. Interment to follow in the Temple Hill Cemetery, Raymond, Alberta.

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


OLIVIA JUSTICE WILLIAMS – ACROSS THE MOUNTAIN passed away in Cardston, AB on February 18th, 2019 at the age of 13 years.

A Wake Service will be at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Thursday, Feb. 28th from 6:00 p.m. continuing all night. The Funeral Service will be at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Friday, March 1st at 11:00 a.m. Interment in St. Catherine’s Cemetery.

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

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