January 16th, 2021

WEDNESDAY, June 26, 2019

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on June 26, 2019.

Tim Bouwsema

1930 – 2019

Thies (Tim) Bouwsema was born in the Netherlands on August 9, 1930 and lived there until age 18, when he emigrated to Canada. He passed into his home in heaven in Lethbridge, Alberta on June 24, 2019 at the age of 88 years.

Tim’s early years were spent helping on the family dairy farm and spending time at the local auto service station in the Netherlands. Those vocations continued throughout his life in Canada. He worked on the family grain farm in Nobleford, Canada at times throughout his life. He also pursued automotive by graduation from SAIT as a young man, being employed at Smith Motors in Lethbridge, and owning Subway Gas and Oil (now Subway Automotive Services). The family succession plan for Subway Automotive Services is now in the third generation of Bouwsema automotive mechanics.

Tim and Tina (Oudman) were married in Taber, Alberta on July 29, 1955.

Mourning Tim’s loss are his loving wife Tina Bouwsema; children Patricia (Dave) Gregory, Linda Herbert (Ed) deYoung, Bruce (Rita) Bouwsema, Barry (Darlene) Bouwsema, and Gloria Kinsella (Harvey) Rindfleisch; grandchildren are Dan (Stephanie) Gregory, Christy Gregory, Tyler Herbert, Evan Herbert, Joel Herbert, Timothy (Kate) Bouwsema, Cheryl Bouwsema, Mitchell Bouwsema, Melissa Bouwsema, Joshua (Jenna) Kinsella, Alexis Kinsella, Rachel (Eric) Weber, and Michelle (Braden) Kerr as well as a great-granddaughter Harper Gregory.

Tim was predeceased by his parents Harm and Angenietje Bouwsema; sister Annie van Bolhuis; in-laws Harry van Bolhuis and Wouter Koning. He is survived by his sister Tina Koning in France; brother Ed (Sylvia) Bouwsema of the USA; as well as numerous nephews and nieces in France and the Netherlands.

Family and Friends are invited to a meet and greet at 7:00pm on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at MARANATHA CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, June 28, 2019 at MARANATHA CHIRSTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 260 McGill Blvd. West, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Pastor Paul Van Stralen, officiating.

A Private Family graveside service was held in the Mountain View Cemetery.

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Patricia “Pat” Cameron

1934 – 2019

Mrs. Patricia “Pat” Cameron of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Stuart Cameron, passed away at St. Michael’s Palliative Care surrounded by family on Monday, June 24, 2019 at the age of 84 years.

Pat was born to parents Arthur and Mary Baynham in Kenora, Ontario on August 13, 1934. She was raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba until moving to Lethbridge at the age of 16. She attended Lethbridge Collegiate Institute where she met her high school sweetheart Stuart, and later married him in November 1953. They went on to raise 7 children. Pat worked in the Value Village bakery, the Lethbridge School District, and the Lethbridge Regional Hospital until retiring.

Pat enjoyed being surrounded by family and friends and was also an avid reader.

Patricia is survived by her 3 daughters Florence Huesken (Henry Riggelson), Judy (Ron) Filgas, Linda (Barry) Fitchett; 4 sons Donald (Lesley), Stuart (Kathy), Kevin (Gwen), and Calvin; 15 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; 2 sisters in law, Donna (Basil) Lagopoulas, and Beatrice Cameron; 1 brother in law Sandy (Jocelyn) Cameron; long time friends Doris and Al Dorge, and Carol Rose; as well as numerous nieces and nephews and their families.

Besides her loving husband Stuart, Patricia was predeceased by her parents, Arthur and Mary Baynham; her in laws, Alfred and Christina Cameron; her brothers, Chuck, Babe and Frank Baynham; her sister and best friend Florence Owczar, her brothers in law Harry Owczar and Donald Cameron; her sister in law Rose Baynham; and son in law Robert (Bob) Huesken.

A Celebration of Patricia’s Life will be held at 1:00pm on Sunday, July 21, 2019 at Parkbridge Estates, 2928 29 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 325 Manning Road NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 2P5, or to a charity of one’s choice.

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Dixon (Crow Eagle)

Tuff Rope Dixon, a.k.a. Lennox Crow Eagle, Oot-skii-kah-kah-toos (Blue Star) passed away at Brocket, Alberta on June 21st, 2019 at the age of 19 years. Tuff is survived by his daughter Nova Dixon, his mother Dolly Dixon, Calgary, his grandparents Geoff and Mildred Crow Eagle, Brocket, his girl friend Patrice Little Child and his siblings Casey Jr., Emma, Tashawna, Otis and Avery. He was predeceased by his father Casey Crow Eagle on Oct. 22nd, 2014. A wake service will be held at Snodgrass Funeral Chapel, Pincher Creek on Tues., July 2nd, 5:00 – 10:00 P.M. A prayer service on Wed, July 3rd at 4:00 P.M. at Snodgrass Funeral Chapel followed by a wake at the home of Geoff and Mildred Crow Eagle in Brocket. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 4th at 1:00 P.M. at the Piikani Community Hall, Brocket, The Rev. Father Roy Jayamaha and Peter Strikes With A Gun officiating. Interment will follow at Brocket Cemetery.


EILEEN RUTH KUKUCSKA passed away surrounded by her family on June 23, 2019, after a courageous battle with cancer.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Alexander Kukucska, and her children Tim (Joanne) Kukucska, Tammy (Jim) Bosch and Randy Kukucska; her grandchildren Jenny (Curt) Horne, Joey (Jaymes) Going, Angie Schwartz (Alex), Laura Roest (Mike) and Lonaya (Kelvin) Willard; her great-grandchildren Cooper, Calla, Holly, Lark, Luna, Logan, Zach, Chris, Dom, Madison, Zak and Kayleigh; her sisters Margaret Hoytos and Betty (Lorne) Poyser; and brothers Jay (Maureen) Kemble, Duane Kemble and Harold Kemble. She will also be missed by her many nephews, nieces, bingo and coffee buddies and cherished friends.

She was predeceased by her parents Victor and Esther Kemble, her sister Phyllis Degenstein and her father and mother-in-law Andrew and Margit Kukucska.

Eileen was born in Fort Macleod on August 4, 1941. She lived in Fort Macleod, Pincher Creek and in Warner before finally moving to Milk River in 1957 where she remained until her passing. Eileen enjoyed bingo, bowling league, coffee time with the girls and her rose garden.

Special thanks to Dr. Krog and staff at Milk River Health Center and Dr. Benke and staff at the Jack Ady Cancer Center for the exceptional care of Mom.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Milk River Health Centre – PO Box 90, Milk River, AB, T0K1M0 or the Jack Ady Cancer Center – 960 19 St S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 1W5.

Eileen’s family would be honoured by your presence to celebrate her life at ST. PETER’S CATHOLIC CHURCH – 321 Main Street NW, Milk River, AB on Friday, June 28, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Marion Martin officiating.

A Private Family Interment will be held at the Milk River Cemetery.

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Joseph “Joe” Meszaros

1945 – 2019

It is with tremendous sadness that we announce the passing of our dear son, husband, father, brother, grandfather Joseph “Joe” Meszaros on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at the age of 74 years at St. Michael’s Health Centre with his family by his side.

Joe was born April 13, 1945 to Joseph and Elizabeth Meszaros in Kunsziget, Hungary. He came to Canada when he was 12 and had resided in Lethbridge and area the balance of his lifetime.

Joe instilled in his children and grandchildren to be hardworking, to be kind to all, to have fun and to enjoy every precious moment in life. The devotion and dedication to his wife, his children and his grandchildren was truly amazing. He treasured the time spent with all of them and took great pride and joy in being a father and grandfather. His guidance and support was an inspiration to all of his family. The love he had for his mom went above and beyond in his care. He visited her daily and as Joe’s illness progressed, he was very sad to not be able to see her. Joe depended on his brother Steve to carry on caring for their mom. Joe loved his brother for all of his accomplishments, love of life and his travels.

Joe loved fishing with his buddies, golfing, barbecuing, camping, going to the movies and watching football. He thoroughly enjoyed holidaying with his family and dear friends and especially enjoyed his “Vegas” trips and his Monday night “crib” games.

Joe enjoyed ice cream, chocolate (Coffee Crisp) and the cinnamon sugar pretzels. He would fill his pockets with Campino candies and pass them out to the grandchildren. Joe very much enjoyed attending the grandchildren’s activities and was so proud of their hockey talents.

Joe was an exceptional cook, especially his Hungarian dishes. He so enjoyed having family and friends over for drinks and meals. His humour was extraordinary. He was unselfish and his focus was always on others around him.

Joe’s accomplishments in his life were numerous. Joe became a partner in McKay Simmons in 1978 and then McKay Simmons Schwartz Realty in 1980. Joe and his brother Steve started Gemini Property & Land Developments thereafter and completed many multi-family, industrial and land developments in the next decades. Joe was a partner of Steve’s in Avonlea Homes Ltd. until Gemini and Avonlea shares were divided. Joe then became partners with Brad Kirk to carry on with Southgate Commercial Land Corp. and his last great development, Country Meadows.

Joe will be so sadly missed and so lovingly remembered by his family. He leaves behind a legacy of fond memories and a family who dearly loved and admired him. He is a one of a kind wonderful special man and he will never be forgotten. His spirit will live on in our hearts and minds forever. He is now at rest and peace, enjoying Hungarian martinis with his dad, father-in-law, brother-in-law and friends. We love you Joe and we will miss you terribly every single moment of every single day. Our lives just won’t be the same without you. YOU INDEED WERE OUR HERO.

“It was an absolute honour to be your wife my dear sweet Joe. How blessed I was to have found that perfect partner to share my journey of life with. I will treasure our beautiful memories forever. Thank you for all the fun and laughter that we shared. You fought a difficult battle and I truly admired your strength and courage and never heard you complain. Your leaving us was heart wrenching. The suffering you endured was very unfair. Your passion to want to live was enormous. My heart is now broken in a million pieces. Hold that spot up there for me babe – we will be together again. Love you forever and always, YOUR PRINCESS.”

Left with his memory are his mother Elizabeth Meszaros; mother-in-law Margarete Moch; wife Helen Meszaros; brother Steve (Maxine) Meszaros; children Jodi (Brent) Merriman, Heidee Meszaros, Chad (Kate) Eggebrecht; grandchildren Noel (Blair) Stolz, Ashlyn (Robbie) Gunderson, Ethan Merriman, Evan Merriman, Shayla Walshe, Hayden Walshe, Joey Walshe, Owen Eggebrecht, Ava Eggebrecht; great-grandchildren Morgan Stolz, Avery Stolz; brothers-in-law Don Cox, Peter (Linda) Moch, Harry (Sue) Moch, Rob Moch; sisters-in-law May Olshaski, Debbie Byrne, as well as numerous nephews and nieces.

Joe was predeceased by his father Joe Meszaros; father-in-law Gerhard Moch; granddaughter Christina Walshe; brother-in-law Greg Olshaski; sister-in-law Hanna Cox and his nephew Duane Moch.

The family would like to thank all of Joe’s dear friends for their visits and phone calls. It amazed his family as to what an impact he had on the lives of so many. No matter how poorly he felt, he welcomed all into his home for the reminiscing and chats. His home was a revolving door of so many that truly loved this man of immense strength and courage. Joe fiercely fought his dreadful disease right to his passing.

The family would like to sincerely thank Dr. Colin Walsh and Dr. Dionne Walsh for the amazing care they provided, to Carol Hudson of Home Care for her kindness and amazing care, to Jan at Palliative for her amazing care and compassion in Joe’s final days.

A Prayer Service will be held at 7:00pm on Thursday, June 27, 2019, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00am, on Friday, June 28, 2019, at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Father Kevin Tumback, celebrant.

Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made in Joe’s name to St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit, 1400 9 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 4V5.

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Beverly Perry

1928 – 2019

Mrs. Beverly Perry of Lethbridge, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, June 24, 2019 at the age of 91 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed

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ADELE PLESKO, beloved wife of Martin Plesko of Lethbridge, AB, went to be with her Lord at Chinook Regional Hospital at the age of 83 years.

Besides her loving husband, she is survived by her step-mother Berta Boss of Victoria, BC, her son Allan Plesko of Lethbridge AB, her daughters Darlene McColl of Lethbridge and Doris (Jules) Regout of Lethbridge and her brothers Arno Boss of Victoria, BC and Otto (Riny) Boss of Lethbridge. She is also survived by her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her father August Boss, her biological mother Wanda Boss and her grandson Dustin Harms.

A Celebration of Adele’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Ken Roset officiating.

A Private Family Interment will be held at Mountain View Cemetery.

‘Nothing now…in the future… in the whole world will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.’ – Romans 8:38-39

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ANGIE SHOUTING passed away in Lethbridge on June 22nd, 2019 at the age of 48 years.

A Family Service will be at the Moses Lake Gym, Blood Reserve on Friday, June 28th from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. followed by the Wake Service from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be at the Moses Lake Gym on Saturday, June 29th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the Pioneer Cemetery.

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



GORDON SMITHSON passed away on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at Chinook Regional Hospital.

Gordon is survived by children, grandchildren and a great-grandson. Don, Paul, Daniel, Melissa, Derrick, Nick, Lindsey, Michael and Henry. Gordon was predeceased by his wife Betty.

As per Gordon’s wishes no formal funeral ceremony will be held. Friends of Gordon are invited to meet with his family at ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION, 324 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, (North Entrance) on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 from 2:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. This come and go coffee party will be a happy occasion where we can share our memories of Gordon. Casual dress please.

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


As the sun set on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 LESLIE KYLE “EDOSS” TAILFEATHERS AKOHKO’YINIMAAN (Owns Many Pipes) our beloved son, father, brother, uncle and nephew began his spiritual journey surrounded by family and friends. He was lovingly embraced by his father Leslie (Punch) Tailfeathers; his sisters Sharla Dawn and Charmaine Marie Tailfeathers. His maternal grandparents Albert and Margaret Manyfingers, and paternal grandparents Kenneth and Helen Tailfeathers. Kyle is the loving father of Zachary and Amethyst; loving son of Sylvia, his brother Trevor (Pam); uncle to Jarred, Noah, Tyler, Sydnee, Jaymee, Maycee and his friend, Chantel.Kyle is survived by his Maternal aunts, Clara (Mike) Sigurdur, Marie (Don) Shade, Mildred Melting Tallow, Roseanne Manyfingers, Maternal uncles; Burton (Virna) Manyfingers, Herbert Manyfingers, Wilfred Soop. Paternal aunt; Beverly (David) Maiers.

On August 2, 1979, Kyle came into this world in a huge treasure chest, weighing 8 pounds. His parents were in awe, older sister Sharla and brother Trevor embraced him excitedly with a Shetland pony and a tricycle!

Kyle was an exceptional and proud single father. On January 3, 2009 his son Zachary, was born. Kyle beamed from ear to ear! He was a devoted father as he had his son playing hockey locally as well as in the Treaty 7 and Provincial playoffs. The hockey trips were father and son quality time, Kyle and Zack were inseparable.

At the young age of three Kyle dreamed of being a bronc rider and set up a chute (with kitchen cupboard doors) Grandma Margaret would open the gate as he yelled “outside” however Grandma misinterpreted it as “Edoss” thereafter he was known as Edoss.

Kyle had strong faith in his spirituality and had attended ceremonies such as sweats on a regular basis. Throughout his elementary and junior high years, Kyle played minor hockey with the Blood Reserve, Fort Macleod, and Cardston communities. After he graduated from Cardston High School in 1997, a year later he enrolled into the Lethbridge Community College in the Criminal Justice program. Kyle was a lifelong Hurricanes Fan however he was more dedicated to the Kainai Braves Hockey Club as their Coach/Manager. Kyle began his career with the Blood Tribe Youth Ranch as a Child Care Counsellor and the Kainai Corrections Society as a Correctional Officer. At the time of his passing he was employed as a Youth Addictions Counsellor at the Blood Tribe Youth Wellness Centre under the umbrella of Kainaiwa Children’s Services located on the Blood Reserve. Kyle was known for his practical jokes by his co-workers who were like family. Kyle was also known for his sense of humor, greeting you with a hug, and he would always leave you with an optimistic outlook at the end of your visit. Kyle worked with high risk children at the BT Youth Wellness Centre at a National level. He recognized that all youth have strengths to build on and that they had demonstrated resilience. Kyle’s approach in working with the children was being anti- oppressive, responsive, flexible and harm-reducing. Above all he had patience and understanding to build relationships and a rapport with the youth which is key in healing. These traits made Kyle an asset to the BT Youth Wellness Centre.

Kyle AKOHKO’YINIMAAN (Owns Many Pipes) is making that inevitable Spiritual Journey with our Creator and his family invite you to a celebration of his life at the Wake Service which will be held at the Senator Gladstone Hall on the Blood Reserve on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 from 7pm to 11pm. The Funeral Service will be held at the St. Paul’s Anglican Church on the Blood Reserve, Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with Canon Allan McCuaig and Bishop Sidney Black Officiating. Interment in St. Paul’s Cemetery, Blood Reserve. Feast to follow at the South Hill Chapel in Cardston. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Kyle’s memory to the Heart foundation or the Diabetes foundation.

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


ADINA WIESE, beloved wife of the late Raimund Wiese, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her family on Monday, June 24, 2019 at the age of 81 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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