By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on June 4, 2019.
Ronald “Ron” Gordon Breakey
1949 – 2019
Mr. Ronald “Ron” Breakey, of Calgary and Innisfail, passed away peacefully in Lethbridge with his family by his side at Good Samaritans West Highlands on Monday, May 27, 2019 at the age of 69 years.
Ron was the middle child of Gordon and Yvonne Breakey, deceased. Survived by his sister Joan & Frank Adams Lethbridge; Nieces Marilyn Adams of San Antonio, TX & Corrine & Darryl Babb, Hailey, Dylan & Ryley, of Okotoks; Nephews Randy & Lynn Adams, Wyatt & Brooklynn, of Hays, AB Jeff Adams & LeeAnn Nickel of Shaughnessy, AB; Stepchildren, Stacy & Stephen Giles.
Ron believed he was a well-paid tourist, driving all over North American for H&R, Trans X, & other companies throughout his 40-year driving career Yanke Transport, honoured him for driving 4 million accident free miles. Ron was forced to retire due to illness. Ron loved his motorcycles… so much so that he wrote 3 of them off! A serious bike accident side-lined him July 2016. His sister moved him to Lethbridge to oversee his care at Good Samaritans West Highlands. Esophageal Cancer was the next bump in Ron’s life journey. Thank you to West Highlands, the Palliative Team for all their care & medical assistance and Access A Ride – his favorite new ride. A life well lived through many hurdles, misfortunes and accomplishments. A faithful friend 25 years to Bill W.
A Celebration of Ron’s Life will be held in July at Mountain View Cemetery, Calgary with interment next to his parents.
Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.
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MRS. ANNETTE GREENO, beloved wife of the late Forest Greeno, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital surrounded by her family on Thursday, May 30, 2019.
Annette is survived by her children: Cheryl (Doug) Groves of Kitimat, BC., Ken (Judy) Greeno of New Dayton, AB, Gail (Brian) Kiefuik of Lethbridge, AB, Keith (Jeanette) Greeno of Lethbridge, AB, Pam (Paul-deceased) Kelly of Airdrie, AB and Mark (Adele) Greeno of Lethbridge, AB, as well as 12 Grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild, her sisters-in-law Merle and Kay Croteau and all of her special nieces and nephews.
Annette was born on August 4, 1921 in Warner, AB. where she was raised with her six siblings. Annette married Forest Greeno on October 18, 1943 and resided in New Dayton. Annette loved to spend time with family and friends and was always a gracious hostess. Annette enjoyed baking cakes, cookies and other favorites for all of her kids, both large and small.
Besides her loving husband Forest, Annette was predeceased by her sister Jeanette Lengyel, brothers Ernie, Aime, Laurent, Benoit (Dovey) and Rene Croteau.
A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 7:00 P.M. with Maureen Condon-Horon officiating.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH – 2405 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB. on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 11:30 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback celebrating.
A Private Family Interment will take place at the Warner Cemetery at a later date, where Annette will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband, Forest.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Lethbridge Renal Clinic, C/O the Chinook Regional Hospital – 960 19 Street South, Lethbridge, AB. T1J-1W5.
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1929 ~ 2019
Edmund Hirch of Bow Island, Alberta, has gone to be with his Lord, passing away at the Bow Island Health Centre on Friday, May 31, 2019, at the age of 89 years. He married the love of his life Ruby (nee Ciesla) in 1956 and in 1963 they moved to Bow Island where they farmed for over 54 years. Along with Ruby, Ed will be lovingly remembered by their three children: Richard (Barbara), David (Janet) and Christine (Darren) as well as eight grandchildren. He was predeceased by his daughter, Paula. A Celebration of Ed’s life will be held at Zion Lutheran Church, 104 – 2 Avenue West, Bow Island, on Saturday, June 8, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Mac de Waal officiating. Interment will follow at the Bow Island Cemetery with a luncheon to follow at the Golden Age Centre, 206 – 5 Avenue East, Bow Island. Memorial donations in Ed’s name may be made directly to the Canadian Lutheran World Relief, #600 – 177 Lombard Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3B 0W5 or to the Bow Island and District Health Foundation, P.O. Bag 3990, Bow Island, Alberta, T0K 0G0. (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. 1-877-528-6455
BOBBY NEILSON WEASEL HEAD
It is with deep sadness that the family announce the passing of our dear dad, son, brother, and uncle on Sunday May 26, 2019 at the Chinook Regional Hospital surrounded by his beloved family and Friends. Bobby leaves to mourn his three beautiful children Calyssa, Siobhan, and Wyatt Weasel Head; Mother Carrie Weasel Head; siblings Heward (Kim), Waylon (Michelle), Amanda (Selwynn), Lillian (Austin) Good Striker, Sineese, Jody Black Water, Kimberly Alphonse, Coby, Yolanda, Tamara, Tony Lynn Alexander, Michelle Plaited Hair, Leon (Magoo), Analisa White Quills; Adopted Parents Adaline (Percy) Smith, Gloria-Ann Weasel Head, Ernestine Weasel Head; Nephews Jamelyn, Taven, Tanner, Paisley, Dylan, Carter; Nieces Haylee, Kiara, Kianna, Heidi, Jillian, Eberle, Kingsley, Whitney, Auroralee and Ariana; Adopted siblings Brian (Karen), Paula, Garrett, Lionel, Roanne, Charlton, Angie. Godchildren; Haylee, Payton, Bradley, Nomi, Cashton, Eberle, (CJ crow’s son); Great uncle Pete (Wanda); Uncles Charlie (Rhonda), Mike (Mary), Godfrey, Marcel (Verda), Clayton, Cory, Wayne; Grandma Diane; Great aunties Celestine, Myrna; Aunties Mary, Puncho (Tina) Crystal, Gerri, Bernadette, Caroline, Annette, Veronica, Molly, Kim, Delores, Carla, Laura, & Lynn.; Adopted Family the McMasters. Bobby was predeceased by his father, Tony Twigg, Hugh Calf Robe; bother, Cameron Blood; maternal grandparents, Charles and Irene Weasel Head; paternal grandparents, Jim and Celina Twigg; adopted father, Percy Smith; nephew, Dash Drew Weasel Head; Uncle Sheldon, Kim, Lacey and Brielle Twigg, Charlie Twigg, Leonard Twigg; and Auntie Doreen Zuback.
Bobby was born on March 20, 1974 in Cardston to Carrie Weasel Head and (late) Tony Twigg. Having resided on Blood Tribe Reserve for the majority of his life, Bobby spent some time in Edmonton with aunt Gloria and in Brocket with the Smith family where he resided for 5 years before returning to his biological family. It was during this time that he would become a Montreal Canadiens fan Cheering alongside his adopted dad. Although his stay with the Smiths was short, Bobby would always recognize his Smith family, always calling Adeline, “Mom”. Bobby was such a blessing to be around and had a strong love for Montreal Canadians, Dallas Cowboys, Notre Dame, Tanya Tucker, Shania Twain and George Strait. Bobby never hesitated to help others which led him to numerous years of helping Puncho with roofing and general labour contracting. Bobby had a strong catholic faith which led him to make his cursillo in 1995 and rector in 2013. He always continued to actively participate in his religion.
Bobby received his education in Edmonton, and on the Blood Reserve and graduated in 1994 from St. Mary’s High School. Sports was an important part of Bobby’s life; he was a proud Kainai Warrior and wore his baby blue and gold colours with honour. In 1988, Bobby started with St. Mary’s Eagles Football under the guidance of coaches Uncle Pat Twigg, Godfrey Red Crow and Hubba Tailfeathers and took the basketball court with Eagles Basketball, coached by Ken Mackenzie. In 1989, he played with the St. Mary’s Braves basketball coached by Greg Eagle Plume and his final Jr. Varsity year he was coached by Clifford Wells. In 1990, Bobby received his number 22 jersey with St. Mary’s Warriors Football, coached by Gerry Dawson. Bobby was by no means the biggest player on the field, even still he put his whole heart into his hits. He could be counted on to take a player down, but at the price of his collarbone as Bobby was always in a sling after games. His Warriors Basketball brothers gave Bobby the nickname of “Clyde the Glide” for his smooth lay-up. After high school, his cousin Jason Young Pine – Weasel Head started a senior mens’ basketball team, War Party. Fresh out of high school, War Party became the team to beat and held bragging rights for a number of years. Bobby also enjoyed baseball and was a standout; his calmness on and off the field made him the perfect person for the catcher position. Bobby was an integral part of many championship games with the Dust Devils, made up of his friends and family – he remained a loyal player for many years. Bobby leave a legacy of love, kindness, and generosity, he will be loved and missed by many.
A Family Service will be held at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Tuesday, June 4th at 5:00 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 Wednesday, June 5th, at 11:00 a.m.
Condolences may be sent at http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca
1930 – 2019
Entering into the glory of the Lord, Teunis “Tim” Westerhoud, beloved husband of the late Klaske “Clara” Westerhoud, passed away in Taber on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at the age of 89 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.
A private burial service will be held at the Taber Memorial Garden prior to the funeral service.
The Funeral Service will be held at the First Christian Reformed Church, 3902 Heritage Drive, Taber on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Tim is survived by his children Fenny (Shaun) Harpell of Taber, Linda (Hank) Overeem of Ponoka, Andy (Cathy) Westerhoud of Taber and Mike (Natasha) Westerhoud of Norquay, Saskatchewan; grandchildren Amanda Harpell, Melissa (Brett) Betts, Darren (Lisa) Overeem, Brad (Sarah) Overeem, Eileen (Adrian) Wassink, Janelle (Gerard) Winkelaar, Alana (Gert) Van der Vegte, Candace (Devin) Benson, Hana and Eli Westerhoud and twenty one great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Tony (Peggy) Westerhoud as well as numerous other relatives.
He was predeceased by his wife Clara, son Cornelius “Con”, parents Cornelius and Cornelia Westerhoud, brother Carl Westerhoud.
Tim was born May 20, 1930 in Alphen aan den Rijn, Aarlanderveen, The Netherlands. He received his journeyman carpentry in The Netherlands before immigrating to Canada in 1952, settling in Picture Butte. In the fall of 1952, Tim met Clara Dykstra and they were married in Redcliff on January 14, 19456. They resided in Redcliff until 1957 when Tim, Clara and their first child Fenny moved to Taber, where Tim has resided until the time of his passing.
In his younger years Tim was active in the Christian Reformed Church. He enjoyed boating, fishing, camping and matchstick architecture.
Tim was passionate about his church, family and work. He will be dearly missed.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Tim’s name may be made directly to the Clearview Lodge Resident Council, 4730 – 40 Avenue, Taber, Alberta T1G 1N6.
The family would like to thank the kind and caring staff at the Clearview Lodge and the Taber Hospital.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.
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