October 30th, 2020

THURSDAY, August 22, 2019


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on August 22, 2019.

COOK

WARREN ALLEN COOK, passed away at the Raymond Health Centre, on Monday, August 19, 2019 at the age of 59 years.

At Warren’s request, no formal funeral service will be held.

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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.

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.

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BARBARA EAGLE

TAILFEATHERS (née Wells)

It is with heavy hearts and much sadness that we announce the passing of BARBARA ANN WELLS – MA MII TA PII AKII (Fish Woman), on Friday, August 16, 2019, surrounded by family and friends at the Chinook Regional Hospital.

Left to mourn Barbara’s memory is her son Leo Wells (Trish); her granddaughter Dikki Shade (Sean) and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; her mother, Sarah Wells; her brothers, Allan (Jocelyn) and Cody (Shauna); and her sisters, Dorothy Still Smoking, Judy Fox, Colleen (Pat) Thomas, Joanne (Jerry) Wells, Linda (Lewis) Little Bear, and Carolyn (Kurt) Zuback; her uncles; Richard (Geraldine) Wells, Frank, Euertte, Aluie, Tommy Hawks and Leroy Still Smoking; and her aunties; Bertha Weasel Fat and Junie Still Smoking.

She was predeceased by her loving husband Bob Eagle Tailfeathers and her beautiful children Dickie, Arbutus and Monty Across The Mountain; her father Luke Wells; her grandparents Dick & Katie Wells and Sam & Mable Still Smoking; her brother Kenny Wells; her sister Sandra Ross; her niece Charmayne Wells; her nephew Duane “Rusty” Wells; her uncles Albert & Herbert Still Smoking; and her auntie Janette Wells.

Barbara was born on July 9, 1954 to Luke Wells & Sarah Still Smoking. She was raised as a Kiipiitapooka by her grandparents, Dick & Katie Wells, and grew up in the Farm Four area. Living with her grandparents, Barbara was raised traditionally with the value of kimmapiipitsin (kindness). She practiced this value throughout her lifetime caring deeply for her many friends and her many nieces and nephews.

Barbara had a very strong bond with her grandfather Dick and was spoiled as a child. She was also central to her grandmother Katie’s very long life. Barbara was a proud mother to her children Dickie, Leo, Arbutus Kay and Monty Across the Mountain, whom she loved dearly.

Throughout her lifetime, Barbara was a hard worker, she was a gifted cook and seamstress and made beautiful quilts and crafts which she supplemented her income. She was also a dedicated employee at Blood Tribe Health Department for many years until she retired.

Barbara loved her large extended family and her many, many friends. As a friend, ‘she loved a good time, she had your back and told you like it was’. She will be best remembered for her good humour, her good stories and her generous spirit.

A Family Service will be held at WHITE CALF HALL, Blood Reserve, AB on Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 7:00 P.M., followed by a Wake Service 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 Tailfeathers Family Plot.

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ALBERT BRYAN GALLOWAY

It was an early Monday morning when a powerful light shone its last gleam onto the world. A devoted father, brother, and caretaker passed from the loving embrace of his family into the warm and peaceful love of their hearts. Albert Bryan Gallaway passed away on Monday, August 19, 2019 at the Edith Cavell Care Centre, Lethbridge, Alberta, at the age of 59. He is survived by Chelsea (Brett) Gallaway -Johnson, Devin Gallaway, Brittany Gallaway, and many other family and friends. A Celebration of Bryan’s life will be held on Saturday August 24, 2019 at WILLOW CREEK FUNERAL HOME, Claresholm, AB at 1:00 P.M. to which all who wish to attend are invited. Burial to follow at Claresholm Cemetery.

Let us remember that life is precious. Every moment that we spend with our families is a blessing that will last a lifetime. We will all miss Bryan, and the light he brought to our lives. Bryan’s family would like anyone who wishes, to donate to the M.S. Society of Canada, 724 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge, AB T1H 2T1, 403-328-7002, in lieu of flowers.


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. 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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NAGAI

JACK NAGAI, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Wednesday, August 7th, 2019, at the age of 92 years.

Jack was born in Sea Island (Richmond) BC to Matsunosuke “Joe” and Chiyo Nagai. He was the second oldest of seven children.

While attending high school, the war broke out and the family evacuated to southern Alberta to work in the sugar beet fields. The local farming families supported the Nagai family with knowledge, equipment and helping hands when needed and eventually Jack and his brother Bill started Nagai Bros. Farms.

Jack went on to marry Masako “May” Kase and raised their four children until her death in 1977.

Jack re-married to Rie Tanaka and with whose love and support they nurtured and raised their family. He was especially fond of spending time with his five grandchildren.

During Jack’s family farming days, he became involved in volunteering in his leisure time. He dedicated time to the church and donating to the local food banks, soup kitchens, the Lethbridge Senior Citizen’s Organization as well as to many local families and friends. In 1980 Jack joined the St. John Ambulance Brigade Division as a volunteer member. He has been a proud member ever since not only serving as a first-aid member but as well as a retired sergeant in ranking.

Over the years, Jack has been awarded several accomplishments along the way. Many of these have been recognized provincially for his dedication to volunteerism in his community and surrounding areas. Some of these awards include, “Long Service Award” received from Lt. Governor Gordon Towers, “Serving Officer Award” and “Excellence in Volunteerism” both received from Lt. Governor Norman Kwong, “Alberta Centennial Medal” received from St. John Ambulance, “Serving Brother Award” received from Governor General Jean Sauve, “Officer-Order of St. John” received from Governor General Adrian Clarkson and “Lethbridge Sports Hall of Fame” received from The Lethbridge Sports Association.

Whether it was his sense of humour, infectious smile or his quiet, never give up determination, Jack was always an inspiration to those around him and will be dearly missed by the many people who have come to know and love him.

Thank you to the nurses, doctors and staff at the Chinook Regional Hospital and St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit for their care and support of Jack and his family.

A Private Cremation Service was held in Lethbridge.

A Celebration of Life (49th day Memorial) will take place on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Izumi officiating. An announcement will follow with the location.

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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.

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Robert Phillips

1953 – 2019

Mr. Robert Phillips of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Jackie Phillips, passed away at home on Saturday, August 17, 2019, at the age of 66 years. Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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