October 29th, 2020

THURSDAY, July 11, 2019


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on July 11, 2019.

Mary Atkinson

1939 – 2019

Mrs. Mary Atkinson of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Kenneth Atkinson, passed away at Good Samaritan Society Park Meadows Village, on Saturday, July 6, 2019, at the age of 79 years. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm, on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at ST. AUGUSTINES ANGLICAN CHURCH, 411 11 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Reverend Steve Bateman, officiating.

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Henry Bourassa
1929 – 2019

Henry Thomas Bourassa, beloved husband of the late Betty Bourassa, passed away peacefully in Taber with family by his side on Monday, July 8, 2019 at the age of 90 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at the Taber Agriplex, 6602 – 53 Street, Taber on Saturday, July 13, 2019 between 3:00 P.M. and 4:00 P.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
He is survived by his daughter Gay (Ken) Jensen of Cardston, son Kim Bourassa of Lethbridge and daughter Sharon (Lou) Tams of Taber; eight grandchildren Jody (Ben) Nish, Wade (Sue) Jensen, Megan (Sal) Quinonez, Murray Bourassa, Chris Tams (Emalea Materi), Brandon (Lauren) Tams, Amanda (Travus) Valgardson, Matthew Tams and seventeen great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters Laura (Harold) and Leah; brother Alfie (Elaine); sister-in-law Shirley and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife and best friend Betty Bourassa in 2017, a grandson, Travis Henry David Bourassa and brother Maurice.
Henry started work at a young age logging and at the saw mills on the west coast before starting in the grocery business. He worked in Lethbridge with Canada Safeway where he spent twelve years before moving to Taber to open the new Safeway store where he was employed until his retirement.
Henry loved to fish, spending many happy times on the boat with his son and sons-in-law and couldn’t resist giving their lines a tug to make them think they had caught ‘the big one’.
There was nothing Henry couldn’t fix and his family always knew they could call on dad for speedy repairs. He always said he would send us the bill but of course, the bill never came.
Henry loved to spend time in his shop woodworking. He was so talented, all you had to do was have an idea and he could create what you wanted and it was always amazing what he would come up with.
Henry loved a good story, a game of crib and to share a laugh. He would whistle as he went about his day and you always knew he was near even before you saw him.
“When dad passed we know that mom was waiting for him with the motorhome packed and ready to go on their next adventure together.”
He will be sadly missed by us all.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


GALE EDWIN BUFFALO

(Pokanikapii)

(1965 – 2019)

At the age of 53 years, Gale Edwin Buffalo passed away at the Chinook Regional Health Centre surrounded by family.

A Prayer Service will be held on Thursday, July 11, 2019, at 5:00 pm at the Snodgrass Funeral Home followed by a two-day Wake Service at Annette Buffalo’s home. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at the Piikani Nation Community Hall at 1:00 pm with Deacon Tom O’Toole officiating. Burial to take place at the Piikani Nation Cemetery in Brocket, Alberta, followed by a feast for Gale’s family and friends.

Snodgrass Funeral Home (Pincher Creek) assisting the

Buffalo family with funeral arrangements (403) 627-4864


CRAZY BULL

SHAWNA CRAZY BULL passed away in Cardston on July 3rd, 2019 at the age of 42 years.

A Family Service will be at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Sunday, July 14th at 5:00 p.m. followed by the Wake Service at the Moses Lake Community Hall, Blood Reserve from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be at the Moses Lake Community Hall on Monday, July 15th at 11:00 a.m.

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


LONG TIME SQUIRREL

SHELLEY LONG TIME SQUIRREL passed away suddenly in Calgary on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at the age of 50 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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


MAINZER

Our beloved father, PETER MAINZER, of Coaldale, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at the age of 67 years.

He is survived by his loving children: Francine Penrod of Lethbridge, Wesley Mainzer of Lethbridge, Alisha Herget (Matthew) of Warner and Leanne Froese (Tony) of Raymond, as well as his 11 grandkids. He is also survived by his mother Irmgard Mainzer, brother Alvin Mainzer (Pat), sisters Gisela Mainzer, Monica Perry (Ken), Kathy Lamb (Tim), and sister-in-law Lisette Mainzer.

He was predeceased by his father Robert Mainzer Sr. and brother Robert Mainzer Jr.

Peter grew up in Coaldale. He had many of jobs before landing a career as a welder, which he absolutely loved. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing and camping. Any moment he had, he was either telling fishing stories or making plans for camping trips. He enjoyed many adventures throughout his life but his most favourite ones were the countless get-togethers with family and friends.

To celebrate his life, we would like to do just that by having a get-together with all his family and friends. Please come join us at PETER MAINZER’S HOME, 65 Grizzly Terrace North, Lethbridge, AB on Saturday July 13, 2019 between 11:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. Bring your stories and memories to share.

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


MELTING TALLOW

LESTER PATRICK MELTING TALLOW, passed away on July 5th, 2019 on the Blood Reserve, AB at the age of 81 years.

A Viewing will be held at Legacy Funeral Home on Thursday, July 11th from 7:00 – 8:00 pm. A Celebration of Life will be held at St. Andrew’s United Church, Cardston on Friday, July 12th at 2:00 p.m.

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


OOSTLANDER

JOANNE OOSTLANDER of Nobleford, AB, passed away peacefully at the St. Michael’s Health Centre on Monday, July 8, 2019 after a brief struggle with cancer.

She is the loving mother of Kayla and Dallas, her foster children. She is survived by her sister Corrie (Harry), and her brothers, Hans, Jake (Mina) and Tony as well as three nieces and four nephews. She is predeceased by her parents, Peter and Johanna Oostlander.

Joanne was born in Rotterdam, the Netherlands on March 26, 1963. She emigrated to Canada as a baby, settling with her parents in the Pitt Meadows area of BC. Growing up on a dairy farm, she developed a great love for the outdoors, something that characterized her entire life.

As a young woman she experienced Jesus’ saving, transforming work in her life, which formed the basis for her lifelong passion to know and follow Him. Joanne completed a psychology degree at Trinity Western University and began working with the handicapped in Abbotsford. Later she poured her life into her foster children, seeking to show them not only her love but the love that God has for them. Eventually she moved with her family to Nobleford, AB where those that came to know her were blessed by her patient, encouraging friendship. When the diagnosis of cancer came, she didn’t see it as a tragedy but as God’s call to take her to himself, expressing the desire to “depart and be with Christ, for that is far better” (Philippians 1:23)

Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB. on Friday, July 12, 2019 from 7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.

A Funeral Service will be held at GRACE COMMUNITY CHURCH – located on Hwy 25 at Diamond City on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 10:30 A.M. with Pastor Ryan Case officiating. A Graveside Service will follow at the Fort Macleod Union Cemetery.

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


Joseph “Joe” Schoen

1924 – 2019

Mr. Joe Schoen of Lethbridge, formerly of New Dayton, beloved husband of the late Mrs. RoseMarie Schoen, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital, on Thursday, July 4, 2019, at the age of 94 years.

A Prayer Service will be held at 7:00 pm, on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am, on Friday, July 12, 2019, at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 13 Street North, Lethbridge, Alberta.

Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations in Joe’s name may be given directly to a charity of one’s choice.

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Seamas Skelly

1949 – 2019

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Husband, Father, Brother, Step-Father, and Grandfather. On July 6, 2019 Seamas Vincent Skelly passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family. Seamas was born in the family home in Sliabh An Ri in county Meath, Ireland on July 25,1949. He was a pupil in his Father’s class in elementary school in Gehans Town, later attending Boarding School in Kilnacrott, and finishing his education at the Bolton Street College receiving a degree as a Quantity Surveyor. Seamas had worked in Dublin, London, and Tehran. He then settled in Lethbridge in 1977, where he was employed by the Government of Alberta for 38 years. In the winter of 2005 Seamas met the love of his life, Cindy Leenstra. They were married on July 6, 2008. Seamas and Cindy loved traveling and often found themselves home in Ireland visiting with his family. As a very gifted musician, Seamas was always known to sing a tune, strum his guitar or compose a song. Seamas was also an avid sportsman. He loved to golf, and played many sports in his youth, including hurling, Gaelic football, and rugby. Seamas was inducted into the Lethbridge Sports Hall of Fame in 2009 for his contributions in starting the Rugby program in four high schools in Lethbridge. If you couldn’t find Seamas on the golf course, or sipping a drink in his garden, he would be out walking in the coulees with his two dogs. Seamas is survived by his adoring wife Cindy; children Victoria (Tyler) Perry, Liam (Chandra) Skelly; step-children Keith (Shannon) Dykslag, Tiffany (James) Long, Riley (Shaelen) Dykslag, and Jillian (Mathew) Calnan; grandchildren Benjamin, Maverick, Memphis, Lucia, Roman, Georgia and Finley. His Siblings Eilis (Donal) Voyles, Nuala (Michael) Fagan, Imelda Wellington, Cait Skelly, Maire (Robert) Spencer, Stephen (Helen) Skelly, Aine Skelly, Dolores (Bobby) O’Connor and numerous nieces and nephews. Cindy’s parents Henry and Tina Leenstra, brothers Ken (Tracy) Leenstra, LeRoy Leenstra, Trevor (Carmen) Leenstra, and all of their children. Seamas is predeceased by his parents, Stephen and Olive Skelly, and his brother Paul Skelly.

“Grá Go Deo”

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 12:00pm and 1:00pm on Friday, July 12, 2019 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610, 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, July 12, 2019 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610, 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. Interment will follow at Archmount Cemetery.

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


WEST, Mark Deral

November 27, 1949 – July 6, 2019

Mark Deral West, of Okotoks, Alberta, passed away peacefully on July 6, 2019 at the age of 69 years. Mark was predeceased by his parents June and Deral West. Mark is survived by his loving wife Annette of 50 years; and his two sons Kelsey (Jamelia) West and Jason (Karen) West who were his pride and joy. Mark will be lovingly remembered by his 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren; siblings Darselle, Rita (Don), Richard (Faye), Sandra (Allan) as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Mark was born November 27, 1949 in Raymond, Alberta. In his childhood Mark enjoyed singing, fishing with his dad, little league, cub scouts, attending church and making memories with his brother and sisters.

Mark had a strong work ethic and his career as a Meat Inspector for the Department of Agriculture spanned 38 years.

Over the last few years Mark enjoyed being active in his church, researching genealogy and spending time with family and friends.

In Mark’s final days he was surrounded by people that loved and cared for him. The family is gathering to celebrate his life on July 13 at 11:00 am at the LDS Church – Sheep River Ward (300 Woodgate Road, Okotoks). Family and friends are invited to join the family for refreshments following the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre (www.alberta cancer.ca/tom-baker-cancer-centre) or the Canadian Cancer Society (www.cancer.ca)

Condolences may be left for the family at

http://www.snodgrassfuneralhomes.com

Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Homes – Okotoks 403-938-3111


WILLIAMS

Robert Williams passed away peacefully on July 4, 2019 at the age of 62. A memorial service will be held on July 15 at 1:00 p.m. at Pavan Park. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate to the Kidney Foundation of Alberta.

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


WINTERS

ROGER HAROLD WINTERS, beloved husband of Lydia Winters, passed away at Sunny South Lodge in Coaldale on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at the age of 81 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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

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