September 20th, 2019

SATURDAY, August 31, 2019


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on August 31, 2019.

BASCOM

SHIRLEY BASCOM, beloved wife of the late Wes Bascom, passed away on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at the age of 89 years. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Lethbridge Alberta Stake Centre, 2410 – 28 Street South, Lethbridge. Friends may meet the family prior to the service at the church from 12:00 to 12:45 p.m. Interment will follow in the Temple Hill Cemetery, Raymond.

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


Randall Blacker

1953 – 2019

Mr. Randall Blacker of Lethbridge, passed away at St. Michael’s Health Centre, on Thursday, August 29, 2019, at the age of 65 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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CRYING HEAD

BARRY NATHAN CRYING HEAD, beloved husband of Elisha Eagle Plume, passed away in Lethbridge, AB on August 25th, 2019 at the age of 31 years.

The Family Service will be held at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Wednesday, September 4th from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. followed by the Wake Service at Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be at Senator Gladstone Hall on Thursday, September 5th at 11:00 a.m.

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


HARDING

JOYCE HARDING, beloved wife of the late Fred Harding, passed away at Fort Macleod Extendicare on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at the age of 91 years.

Joyce is the loving mother of Laurie Potts of Calgary, Heather Harding (Bob Lymburner) of Airdrie, Linda Harding of Lethbridge and Kendra (Jim) Brown of Delburne. She will also be missed by seven grandchildren, seven great- grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; sisters Verna Wolochaty, and Lorna (Mike) Phelan, brothers Doug (Ana) Stalker, Grant Stalker and Don (Jenny) Stalker as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her sister Ruth and infant brother Christopher.

The family would like to thank the staff of both the Fort Macleod Extendicare and Pemmican Lodge for the excellent care she received while there.

A Memorial Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Mark Noonan officiating.

In memory of Joyce, donations may be made to the Parkinson Association of Alberta, #120, 6835 Railway Street S.E., Calgary, AB, T2H 2V6.

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


HARTY

With heavy hearts and deep sadness, the family of VINCENT “VINCE” HARTY announces his sudden passing in Lethbridge, on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at the age of 83 years.

Vince is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Ann and their four children: Lucinda “Cindy” (Mike) Warner, Dale Harty, Stephan (Kathryn) Harty & Lynette Harty, all of Lethbridge. He will affectionately be remembered by his five grandchildren: Daniel Warner of Edmonton, Julianne Warner and Annelise, Stephana & Sydney Harty, all of Lethbridge. He is also survived by his sister Marion Halvorson of Bow Island, AB and his brothers Mark (Merelyn) Harty of Milk River, AB, Conrad (Phyllis) Harty of Whitecourt, AB and Peter (Lynn) Harty of Carstairs, AB as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws.

Vincent was predeceased by his parents Ferdinand & Katherine Harty, brother Ralph Harty, sister and brother-in-law Clara & Herbert Garber, sister and brother-in-law Magdalena & Manny Lehr and brother-in-law Harold Halvorson.

Vincent was born at Faith, AB and raised on the family farm. After finishing school, he worked several different jobs throughout southern Alberta. In 1960, he married Ann Holecka of Iron Springs and in 1961, they settled in Lethbridge to raise their family. Vincent then embarked on a successful career in the real estate profession, retiring in 1997 after 36 rewarding years.

The Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 7:00 P.M. with Deacon Frank Peta officiating.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback celebrating.

Following the Mass, Vince will be laid to rest in Mountain View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Vincent may be made to Heart & Stroke Foundation, #200, 119 – 14 Street N.W., Calgary, AB, T2N 1Z6, MS Society of Canada, 724 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge, AB, T1H 2T1 or Canadian Diabetes Association, #220, 6223 – 2 Street S.E., Calgary, AB, T2H 1J5.

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


Vernon Meek

1933 – 2019

Vernon Murray Meek of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Dora (Goller) Meek, passed away peacefully on July 22, 2019 at the age of 86 years. Besides his loving wife of 63 years, Vern is survived by his son Terry (Cheryl Bernard) of Calgary; daughter Andrea (Geoff) Cox of Lethbridge; daughters-in-law Marie of High River and Yolanda of Yuma Colorado; thirteen grandchildren Kevin (Holly), Teresa (Tyler), Darren (Blayne), Andrew (Brianna), Matthew (Kasey), Justin (Lisa), Evan, Connor, Jared (Jai me) Cox, Kennedy (Dave) Cox, Courtney (Dillan) Cox, Shannon (Andrew) Lanigan, Jody (Kristi) Osmond; sister Shirley Jeffries, sisters-in-law Thelma and Patricia Meek, as well as 17 great grandchildren. Vern was predeceased by his sons Brian and Greg; parents Edith and Stan Meek; brothers Ron and Ken and sister Marilyn Hurd. Vern was born in Nipawin, Saskatchewan, on January 1, 1933 to Stanley and Edith Meek. He graduated from Nipawin High School in 1951, and from the School of Agriculture in Saskatoon in 1953, then went farming in The Pas, MB for a few years. Vern worked as a butcher in Tompkins, SK, where he met the love of his life, Dora. They purchased a dry-cleaning plant in Gull Lake but after severely breaking his ankle he decided a career change was due and enrolled at the University of Saskatchewan, graduating with Distinction in Civil Engineering. He did so while working and helping raise their two oldest sons, Brian and Greg. Vern began work as a design engineer at the Bridge Branch of the department of highways in Regina, then in 1964 he took a position as a design engineer with Con-Force. Vern and Dora added two more children to their family (Terry and Andrea) during this time. The family then transferred with Con-Force to Edmonton in 1968 and then to Calgary in 1972 to work with Portland Cement as their Southern Alberta Field Engineer. By 1974, yearning for a return to the rural life, Vern and Dora purchased a farm near Acme, AB, building a successful hog and grain operation from 1974-2000. The Annual Meek Family Pig Roast became a much-anticipated event for the neighbors. Vern, Dora and their family enjoyed making many lifelong friends along their journeys. Vern had many interests and was always up for a new challenge or a spirited discussion! He earned his pilots license and purchased a Cessna 4 seater which he flew with much enjoyment. Politics were always a great interest and he ran in the provincial election for the Western Canada Concept Party in 1982. He served as a chairman of the Alberta Pork Board in the 80’s during the “pork wars” and was proud to have participated in negotiating and signing the Tripartite agreement with the Federal Ministers of Agriculture. He participated in the Elks club of Acme, curling, (designed the Acme Curling Rink), baseball umpires of Alberta, coached baseball, played on the Seniors Slow-pitch team, and was a lifetime member of APPEGA. He was a competitive billiards player and was an avid golfer who was proud to have shot lower than his age many times. They sold the farm in 2000, and moved to Lethbridge, wintering in Needles CA, and then in Mesa AZ for over 20 years. They were lucky to have enjoyed travelling to Romania, Australia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, and took the whole family on 3 wonderful vacations to Hawaii, Whitefish and the Mayan Riviera. A Celebration of Life will be held from 2-4pm, on Monday, September 9, 2019, at the LETHBRIDGE COUNTRY CLUB, 101 Country Club Road South, Lethbridge. There will be an opportunity to share your special memories of Vern. Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Chinook Regional Hospital ICU, 960 19 St S, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 1W5, or Jack Ady Cancer Centre, 960 19 St S, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 1W5.

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TODD

ANGIE LORETTA TODD passed away peacefully at her residence in Hill Spring, AB on August 27, 2019 at the age of 73 years.

A Memorial Service will be held in Hill Spring, AB in the near future.

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


WEASEL FAT

It is with great sadness that we the family announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and aunt, MARGARET WEASEL FAT. She peacefully passed away on August 24, 2019 at Lethbridge Regional Hospital surrounded by family and friends.

Margaret Weasel Fat was born March 11, 1941 at the Blood Indian Hospital, beloved wife to Andrew Weasel Fat, she was the love of his life for Sixty one (61) years. Margaret leaves to mourn her loving Children, Horton (Andrienne), Debbie, Tracy (Chantel), Roxy (Lionel), and Jason (Shayna,) Grandchildren; Sandy, AJ, Nancy, Pam, Matthew, Kyle, Brooke, Shawna, Leslie, Nikita, Sherise, Michelle, Brittany, Mercedes, Keely, Madison, Layla, Keana, Elijah, Navaeh. Twenty Eight (28) Great Grandchildren. Adopted children: Audrey Eagle Bear, Acorn, Powwow and Janelle Jefferson, Sisters: Clara Healy, Elizabeth Red Crow and numerous nieces and nephews all held a special place in her heart. Families: Eagle Bears, Andertons, Mistaken Chiefs, Beebe, White Man Left, Sweet Grass, Weasel Fat. Margaret was predeceased by her parents Jack and Agnes Eagle Bear, (son) Michael “Binky” Weasel Fat, siblings: Eva Sweet Grass, Mike Eagle Bear, Stan Eagle Bear, Suzie Eagle Bear, Billy Eagle Bear, Eddie Eagle Bear, and Gladys Jefferson.

Margaret grew up in the Farm Four area, riding horse, picking berries, and getting into mischief. Her school began at St. Mary’s Residential School, Lethbridge College and numerous training in her field of an accountant and as a Financial Officer. Margaret’s careers: Standoff Superette, picking apples in Yakima, Standoff Trading Post, Indian News Media, Blood Tribe Social Services, and she retired at age 64 from Red Crow Community College. She worked hard all her life and took pride in doing a job right, receiving awards for her hard work and dedication.

Margaret married the love of her life Andrew on February 24, 1958, she always spoke of her $1.00 honeymoon, it cost 65 cents for Andrew and 35 cents for Margaret to see the show. The love they have for each other is truly selfless, unconditional and forgiving, celebrating 61 wonderful years of marriage. Margaret and Andrew were together always.

Together they travelled all over, meeting new people: Vancouver, Minnesota, Albuquerque, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, North and South Dakota, most memorable is Hawaii, visiting all the four islands, and her favorite place was Crow Fair, Montana. They settled in Old Agency, sharing their home with their children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, family and friends. Margaret’s home was full of love, laughter, and good food. Her kitchen was the focal point of gathering, she made sure everyone ate, and if you refused, she would say “ok, I won’t feed for a whole year until this day” refusal was futile. She was the matriarch of her Eagle Bear family, when she became the last remaining of her Eagle Bear siblings. She had so much love for her family and each carried a special place in her heart.

Margaret believed strongly in Aatsimookaan, and her second home was Aakookaatsin. She would be sleeping, but she sure caught her prayers, when called upon. Margaret and Andrew were a part of many ceremonies, together they became the leaders of the Horns (Tsiimuutatsii) Sorrel Horse Society, and Niinaamskaan Thunder/Medicine Pipe Bundle holders of Sootsiiyaakiiniimaan. They then stepped into the role of becoming elders, and mentors to our people. Margaret leaves a legacy of love, kindness, and generosity, she will be loved and missed by many.

Margaret has a loving family, and many wonderful friends. All in attendance at the funeral are her Honorary Pallbearers.

A Family Service will be held at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Monday, Sept. 2nd at 5:00 p.m. followed by the Wake Service at the Old Agency Hall, Blood Reserve from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be at the Old Agency Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 3rd at 11:00 a.m.

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

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