October 28th, 2020

WEDNESDAY, August 21, 2019


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on August 21, 2019.

D’AGNONE

FILOMENA D’AGNONE (née Parisone), beloved wife of the late Giovanni D’Agnone, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital with family at her side on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at the age of 101 years.

She is the loving mother of; Vince (Gina) D’Agnone of Lethbridge, AB, Domenic (Penny) D’Agnone of Creston, BC, Maria (Vincenzo) Minichiella of Italy, Beatrice (Nick) Virginillo of Lethbridge, AB, and Tony (Judy) D’Agnone of Lethbridge, AB. She is also remembered by 13 grandchildren, 22 great- grandchildren, one great-great -grandchild, brother-in-law Felix (Mary) D’Agnone and by numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband Giovanni, three brothers, four sisters and her parents Michelo & Domenica Battista.

Filomena was born February 24, 1918 in Civitanova, Del Sannio, Italy to Michelo and Domenica Battista. She was the fifth of eight children.

Filomena was married February 24, 1938 to Giovanni D’Agnone. They immigrated to Canada in 1968 with their two youngest children, Beatrice and Tony. They left a married daughter (Maria) in Italy, joining their two older sons, Vince and Domenic.

Filomena had many passions including her family, cooking and gardening. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. She was a member of Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church and a member of the Italian Canadian Club.

A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB on Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 7:00 P.M. with Deacon Cliff Bogdan officiating.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, August 23, 2019 at 11:30 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback celebrating.

The family would like to thank all the Doctors and nurses on 4A of the Chinook Regional Hospital. They were very special and did a tremendous job.

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


EAGLE TAIL FEATHERS

BARBARA EAGLE TAIL FEATHERS, of Standoff, beloved wife of the late Bob Eagle Tail Feathers, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, August 16, 2019 at the age of 65 years.

A Family Service will be held at WHITE CALF HALL, Stand Off, AB, on Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 7:00 P.M., followed by a Wake from 7:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. MARY’S IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, Blood Reserve, AB, on Friday, August 23, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. with Father Roy Jayamaha celebrating.

Barbara will be laid to rest in the Eagle Tail Feathers Family Plot.

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


Joan Marion Isberg

(nee Pedersen)

20 November 1940 – 9 August 2019

With saddened hearts we announce the passing of our dear Mom, Joan. Mom was born and raised and lived most of her life in Fort Macleod, Alberta. Graduating from Macleod High School in the Class of ’59, and Mount Royal College in 1960, mom was an active member of the community throughout her youth and adult life. She was a member of CGIT, Jobs Daughters, a life-long serving member of the Order of the Eastern Star, and ACW of Christ Church Anglican.

Mom’s first job after college was with the Canadian Pacific Railway in the purchasing department followed by working for Alberta Transportation in the mid-60s. Mom then went on to own and operate the local Family Dry Cleaners on main street, worked at the Fort Museum and as a RITE operator at the Court House, and finally 25 years as a clerk in the Town Office.

As a supporter of the Arts, mom had a passion for ceramics and painting in her later years and was a member of Allied Arts. She was also an active member of many committees such as the Olympic Torch committee, the Santa Claus Parade, History Book II, and the 1950s school reunions. She was a long-time volunteer with Meals on Wheels and Citizens on Patrol, and loved socializing over coffee with her friends.

Joan was predeceased by her father Svend (‘Pete’) Pedersen, her mother Eva Pedersen (nee Lancaster), and her brother Lawrence Pedersen. She is survived by her son Tim (Oxana), daughter Lori, and grandchildren Eric and Katherine (Jono).

Mom, her parents, and her home were part of the history of the town, and in many ways, it is the end of an era. Mom was a kind woman and a beautiful soul. She will be missed. A memorial service is planned for 21 September 2019 at Christ Church Anglican at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to COP, Meals on Wheels, or Macleod Handi-Bus.

Condolences may be sent through: http://www.edensfuneralhome.com


Audrey Karsten

1931 – 2019

Mrs. Audrey Karsten of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Ralph Karsten, was taken home to her Lord and relieved of her suffering on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at the age of 88 years. Audrey was kind and gracious to all she met. She worked hard and helped wherever she could. She loved to knit, read, and bake. Audrey loved God, her family, her friends, and her church. Audrey is lovingly remembered by her children, Marilyn, Allan, and Ivan and their spouses; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren. She is also survived by a large extended family. We thank the staff at St. Therese Villa for all their loving care during Audrey’s final months. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm, on Friday, August 23, 2019 at MARANATHA CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 260 McGill Blvd West, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Pastor Paul Van Stralen, officiating.

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Kenneth Kotkas

1934 – 2019

Mr. Kenneth Kotkas of Lethbridge, beloved husband of 62 years to Mrs. Joyce Kotkas, passed away in Lethbridge on Friday, August 16, 2019 at the age of 84 years. Kenneth was born to parents Rudy and Jean Kotkas on August 25, 1934 in Barons, Alberta. He attended Barons Consolidated School, and then Lethbridge Collegiate Institute. After graduating, Ken farmed in Barons until 1972, owned Plainsman Sports from 1970 to 1986, worked in real estate from 1987 to 1992, and then worked as an Office Manager for M.P Ray Speaker from 1993 to 1997. In 1998 Ken retired, and moved to the place he loved, Waterton Lakes National Park. In 2014, Ken and Joyce moved back to Lethbridge to be closer to their loving grandchildren who they adored. Ken was an avid outdoorsman who loved to spend time taking his sons and grandchildren out hunting and fishing. Besides his loving wife Joyce, Ken is survived by 3 sons, Chris (Dianne) Kotkas of Lethbridge, Ken Jr. (Samantha) Kotkas of Calgary, and Jim (Darci) Kotkas of Lethbridge; his grandchildren Jamy, Logan, Keedon, Joel, Jarred, Nora, Jay, and Kara; brother, Perry (Karen); as well as numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and their families. Ken was predeceased by his parents, Jean and Rudy; sister Loreen “Koke”; and son Kerwin. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm, on Friday, August 23, 2019 at SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH, 1011 4 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Pastor Eva Stanley, officiating. Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish may make donations to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada 724 13 Street North, Lethbridge, Alberta T1H 2T1, or Stars Air Ambulance, P.O Box 570, 1441, Aviation Park NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 8M7.

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Elizabeth “Ann” Leavitt (Simpson)

1937 – 2019

Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Leavitt (Simpson) of Okotoks, beloved wife of the late Mr. Jerald K. Leavitt and Lyn Simpson, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at the age of 82 years. Ann was born in Ross Shire, England on April 14, 1937. She trained as a Midwife and Nurse in Scotland and came to Canada to work in The North West Territories. She later transferred to Cardston, Alberta to work at the Blood Tribe Indian Hospital. Ann was also an active member of the United Church. Ann Leavitt is survived by her daughter Janice (Vince) Gosling of Okotoks, AB; her son Brian (Tamara) Leavitt of Creston, B.C; grandchildren, Shelby, Tianna, Molly, and Joshua; and brothers, Chris (Judith) MacDonald, and Hector (Jane) MacDonald. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00am, on Friday, August 23, 2019 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, with Pastor Al Litchfield, officiating

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NIELSEN

MARION GERTRUDE MARTHA NIELSEN (née Zubach), beloved wife of the late Bjorn Nielsen of Lethbridge, was born in Coalhurst on November 11, 1933 and passed away peacefully at Fairmont Extendicare on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at the age of 85 years.

Marion is the loving mother of Susan (Stuart) Dickson of Kelowna, B.C. and Barbara Jane Tutt (Rob Proudfoot) of Christina Lake, B.C., daughter-in-law Janet Tutt, as well as grandchildren Evan (Chantelle) Worden, Taylor (Marlee) Worden, Andrew and Jason Tutt, and Jordan Tutt; and six great-grandchildren Brooklyn, Charlotte, Aveah, Cove, Shia and

Koda. She is also survived by her sister Frances (Walter) Boras, brother Raymond (Margaret) Zubach and sister-in-law Helen Zubach.

Besides her husband Bjorn, Marion was predeceased by her parents Peter and Mary Zubach, brother John Zubach, sons Alden and Bruce Tutt, grandson Bobby Gillis and many other southern Alberta “family pioneers”.

A Private Family Service will be held at a later date.

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


NIELSEN

JENNIE NIELSEN, nee Tallow, wife of the late Jimmy Nielsen, passed away in Cardston on August 16, 2019 at the age of 93 years.

A Wake Service will be at the Cardston Seniors’ Centre, Cardston on Friday, August 23rd from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Saturday, August 24th at 12:00 noon. Interment in the Glenwood Cemetery.

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


OKUTAKE

THOMAS “TOM” ASAYUKI OKUTAKE, of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Barbara Okutake, passed away peacefully at the Blue Sky Manor on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at the age of 72 years.

A Come & Go Memorial Reception will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB. on Thursday, August 22, 2019 from 2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.

Donations in memory of Tom may be made to a charity of your choice.

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


Emmy Alie Van Ee

2014 – 2019

It is with great sadness that we announce that the LORD has suddenly taken to Himself our precious daughter, sister, granddaughter, great granddaughter, niece, and cousin, Emmy Alie Van Ee on August 12, 2019, at the tender age of 4 years old. Emmy and her family were travelling to Chilliwack, BC when their RV was struck by an oncoming vehicle. Emmy was a gift from God, a beautiful ray of sunshine in everyone’s lives. Her giggles, singing, and big smile followed her everywhere she went. Emmy was looking forward to attending kindergarten this September. She will be sorely missed by so many. Besides her loving parents Marty and Janine Van Ee, Emmy is survived by her two brothers Adam (7) and Ivan (3). Emmy is also survived by her grandparents Gerard and Teunie Anker, Theo and Alie Van Ee, as well as Aunts and Uncles. Teus (Joni) Anker, Gerrit (Amy) Anker, Marga (Landon) Brink, Peter, leendertjan (Jamie Sinke), Teunieke (Denver oudshoom), Marien, Renalda, William, Cornell, Malinne, Korlinda (Ben) Slingerland, Jason (gerrylee) Van Ee, Bernita (Willard) Mans, Erica (Bill) pas, Jen (Jonathan) Leeuwenburgh, Wilco (Jolene) Van Ee, Sheila (Ben) Grisnich, Heleen (Marvin) Fieret, Steven (Izzie) Van Ee, Nelissa (Danny) Fieret, Gerad, Dennis, Rick, and many Cousins. Emmy is also survived by her great grandparents in the Netherlands Oma Vanden Broek and Oma vander Spek. Condolences will be held from 7:00pm to 8:30pm, on Friday, August 23, 2019, at the BETHEL FREE REFORMED CHURCH OF MONARCH, Hwy 3A, Monarch, Alberta. A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00am, on Saturday, August 24, 2019, at the BETHEL FREE REFORMED CHURCH OF MONARCH, Hwy 3A, Monarch, Alberta, with Pastor Eric Moerdyk officiating. Interment to follow in Union Cemetery, Fort Macleod, Alberta.

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Craig Wojtowicz

1969 – 2019

Craig Wojtowicz of Lethbridge, husband to the love of his life Georgia Wojtowicz, loving father to Presley and Dylan, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, August 18, 2019, at the age of 49 years. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm, on Tuesday, August 27, 2019, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Deacon Frank Peta officiating.

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Lenny Yellow Wings

(Cold Boy)

On Friday August 16th at the Calgary Foothills Medical Centre, Lenny Forester Yellow Wings of Brocket returned to the Creator.

A prayer Service will be held on Friday August 23rd at 10:00 AM at the Snodgrass Funeral Home Chapel in Pincher Creek followed by a one day wake at the Yellow Wings’ Ranch on Piikani Nation.

A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday August 24th at 1:00 PM at the Piikani Nation Community Hall followed by a feast. Cremation will take place after the service.

Snodgrass Funeral Home is

assisting the Yellow Wings family with funeral arrangements,

(403) 627-4864.

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