January 16th, 2021

FRIDAY, November 1, 2019

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on November 1, 2019.


It is with unimaginable sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Miles William Bell, aged 59, in Camrose, Alberta on Sunday, October 27th, 2019.

He is survived by his family: Tanya Bell and Hannah Makokis of Edmonton, AB; Mary MacKay and Charlie MacKay of Camrose, AB; Allison and Crawford Stephens of Delaware, ON; Merry Ann Bell of Olds, AB; Ron and Maggie Schippling of Cambridge, ON; Tara and Michel Mondou of Cambridge, ON; Daniel Chornopyski and Miriam Ali of Morris, MB; Noreen Bell and Lyle Ray of St. Albert, AB; Jack and Iris Bell of Winnipeg, MB; Cathy Swanton of Duncan, BC; Jim Swanton of Lethbridge, AB; Jason Bell of Winnipeg, MB; Justin Bell of Winnipeg, MB; Andrea Watts of Edmonton, AB; Caroline Matthews of Edmonton, AB; Michael Archibald of Sylvan Lake, AB; Nick Swanton; Max Swanton; and Helena Bell of Winnipeg, MB. He was predeceased by his Mom and Dad, Margaret Lynn Bell and Bill Bell, as well as family members Catherine Barron, Pete Gellatly, Harold Archibald, and Angus Archibald.

Miles was a kind, considerate and wonderful son, father, grandfather, husband, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, and best friend to many. He is also survived by a multitude of treasured friends and colleagues too numerous to possibly list. He was a successful businessman with an incredible work ethic who over the course of his lifetime built and loved his three businesses- Banner Feeds, Rapid Strides, and Real Solutions Plus. Miles was always proud of how many families he supported through these companies. A consummate story-teller who loved to laugh, he was always caring and generous and without judgment of others. There is a long list of people Miles has helped and affected over the years in many many ways, most importantly by being giving with his time and moral support. It is not possible for us to put into words how greatly he was loved nor how deeply he will be missed.

As per Miles’ wishes, cremation has taken place and a Celebration of his Life will be announced on a later date. In memory of Miles and in lieu of flowers, donations can be made directly to a charity of your choice.

Weber Funeral Home (Camrose, AB)




GLEN H. BERRY, of Lethbridge, sadly passed away at the Foothills Medical Centre on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at the age of 80 years.

A Memorial Service will be held at MCKILLOP UNITED CHURCH, 2329 – 15 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB on Monday, November 4, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Aaron Moore officiating.

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


Thomas James Best of Fort Macleod beloved husband of Audrey Best passed away peacefully on October 23, 2019 at the age of 88 years.

Besides his loving wife Audrey, Tom is survived his 4 daughters; Linda (Colin) Emerson, Wanda Bennett, Shannon (Richard) Tetz, and Kathy Best, 3 step sons; Kevin (Dawn) Cleaver, Wayne (Sharon) Cleaver and Perry (Misty) Cleaver, 12 grandchildren; Bonnie, Jason, Jessie, Bradley, Corey, Shane, Chelsey, Jasmine, Thomas, Josh, Kristen and Jamie, 7 great grandchildren; Annissa, Carmen, Justin, Ryan, Nathan, Riley and Adin and great-great grandchild Alex.

Born and lived his whole life in southern Alberta, Tom was a cowboy at heart. As a young man he was a ranch hand at Waldron and A7 ranches. Later on, his passion for driving lead him on his career that took him to all corners of Canada and the USA. He was also a musician in his earlier years and played in a band called Tommy and the Westerners. They played for many community dances and weddings, playing the banjo and guitar. He loved working with wood and could spend hours in his garage tinkering in projects. His imagination for inventions never stopped. Barbecues, picnics, camping and sitting by the campfire with family and friends were some of his favourite things. His beautiful smile and warm heart will truly be missed by his family and friends.

A memorial gathering will be held between 1:00 P.M. and 4:00 P.M. on November 16, 2019 at The Trinity United Church Hall, 220 20th St, Fort Macleod, AB.

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



Bill passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 19 at the age of 77. He is lovingly remembered by his children, Brook (Sylvia) and Lara (Dan) and his loving partner, Andrea. He was proud and loving grandpa to Hanna and Julia and fondly remembered by Andrea’s children and grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Carole (Kjell), brothers Bob (Raymonde) and Michael (Pam), along with nine nieces and one nephew. He was predeceased by his former wife Marion (mother of Brook and Lara), his parents, Queenie and Gordon and his sister Cheryl. Bill moved to an acreage known as the “Soldiers’ Settlement” in the village of Bowness with his parents at the end of World War 11. Much of his youth was spent exploring the hills south of Bowness where “The Big Rock” (a glacial erratic) is located. He played rugby from the age of 17 to 29 and continued to meet with the team on a monthly basis. In his career with wildlife management, Bill worked as a biologist, and a Senior Environment Policy Advisor for the Executive Secretariat of the Government of The Northwest Territories. In 1975, he opened and operated the first veterinary clinic in the NWT. At the same time, he began his work of raising and breeding the indigenous Canadian Inuit Dog which was then on the brink of extinction. In 1986, the first dogs from the “William J. Carpenter Canadian Eskimo Dog Research Foundation” were registered with the Canadian Kennel Club. In 1982, he and his partner John Bayly, constructed a wilderness retreat, Moraine Point Lodge, on the remote west shore of Great Slave Lake. For 5 1/2 years, Bill was the Environmental Director for the Metis Nation of the NWT. He was responsible for writing the research proposal on “Variance in Traditional Food Use in Metis/Dene Communities”. In 1997, Bill was appointed to the position of World Wildlife Fund-Canada’s Regional Coordinator to manage the WWF “Endangered Spaces Campaign” in the NWT. In 2002, he was one of the northern recipients of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal. In semi-retirement, he consulted for the WWF as the NWT Senior Advisor to WWF Canada, focusing primarily on the proposed (and now approved) Edehzhie National Wildlife Area. In 2018, Bill became a Board member of the Bowness Historical Society and was the lead on “Paskapoo’s Big Rock Park” interpretive sign project.

A celebration of life will take place next June, details to come. You were one of a kind Bill and you shall be remembered.


Florence Lily Closson, beloved wife of Lloyd Closson, of Coutts, passed away on Thursday, October 31, 2019 in Milk River, Alberta at the age of 78 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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

Frank Cyr

1946 – 2019

Mr. Frank Cyr of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Lynn Cyr passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital, on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at the age of 73 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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MICHAEL EDWARD FORESTELL, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, October 25, 2019 at the age of 93 years.

Dad leaves behind seven children: Paul of Vulcan, Clair (Elaine) of Lethbridge, Brian of Didsbury, Patricia Siray (Brian) of Millarville, Mary Jane (Katryn) of Halfmoon Bay, Michele Coddington (Matt) of Sonoma and Sean (Isabelle) of Newburyport. He is also survived by 15 grandchildren and 14 great- grandchildren who all fondly remember their Opa.

Dad was predeceased by his beloved Gunda, his wife of 63 years who passed away on January 26, 2014. Dad was also predeceased by his grandson Daniel who passed away on September 11, 2016 and his daughter-in-law Karen who passed away on July 7, 2007.

Growing up in Coniston during the Depression and World War II definitely had its challenges. Dad worked part time in the INCO mines as did nearly all the men in the community. During the war, he lost three older brothers who served in the military and a younger brother due to illness. When he was old enough to serve, Dad took a different path and went to study in the seminary at the University of Western Ontario in London.

After departing from the seminary, Michael’s friend Roman Mann invited him out to the farm in Saskatchewan to work for the summer. At the farm, Dad met the love of his life, Gunda. They were married in 1950 in Saskatoon where Paul was born, and later moved to southern Ontario where Clair, Brian and Patricia were born and Dad worked for Firestone and RCA Records. In 1958, the growing family moved to Lethbridge where Mary Jane, Michele and Sean were born, and Dad started working for the Sisters of St. Martha at St. Michael’s Hospital.

In 1986, after 28 years at St. Michael’s as the Director of Finance, Dad retired. In his retirement, he continued to give back, to the community and could be found volunteering at the soup kitchen or using his finance background to take care of the books for the church. It was also a chance for Dad to satisfy his sense of adventure and interest in the world as he travelled across the country in a VW camper, and made his way to Scotland, France, Italy, Austria, Germany and Alaska to name a few.

Dad was well loved and will be missed by all who crossed his early journey. We will all remember him as a loving husband and father, his humble nature, his sense of humour, his love of travel, his love for books, his delight in playing crib with his grandchildren and his love for sharing good food and martinis with family and friends. We miss you Dad, but we’re grateful to have had such a wonderful and loving father and will always hold you in our hearts.

A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 7:00 P.M. with Father Nathan Siray officiating.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. MARTHA’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 355 Columbia Blvd. West, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, November 22, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Nathan Siray and Father William Monis concelebrating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Michael to the Covenant House Vancouver, 1302 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 3P3 or online at covenanthousebc.org.

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


VERONICA “VALERIE” JOSEPHINE GAL, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at the age of 81 years.

She will be lovingly remembered by her three children: Lori Finch, Rick (Deb) Gal and Margie Gal as well as by her five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Valerie is also survived by her three sisters: Ethel Perdue, Betty Jackson and Monica Rodzinyak; one brother John (Marion) Rodzinyak and one sister-in-law Marjorie Gal. Valerie was predeceased by her parents and four of her siblings.

Valerie was born and raised in Lethbridge. She earned her teaching certificate and started teaching high school at the young age of 19. After taking time off to raise her family, she went to work in the banking industry and spent many happy years in customer service. Family was always important to Valerie; her grandchildren and great-grandchildren always brought her the most joy. She was a fun-loving and happy person who loved to play games—win or lose. She was thoughtful, strong, kind and beautiful in life and in death.

A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Monday, November 4, 2019 at 7:00 P.M. with Deacon Bill Young officiating.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge, AB, on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Albert Sayson celebrating.

A Private Family Interment will be held at a later date where Valerie will be laid to rest with her parents, George and Margaret Rodzinyak.

In lieu of flowers and in memory of Valerie, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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

GRAHAM, Marlys June

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Marlys June Graham (Coates) – a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, wife and friend to all those she touched. She died on Oct 28, 2019 at the Berwick Royal Oak in Victoria, BC.

Mom was born on June 7, 1929 in Nashua, Iowa to Myrtle (Bennett) and Dale Coates. Marlys, and her twin sister Marilyn, were the youngest of seven children, originally living on the family farm and then moving into the town of Nashua. She remembers much from these years and would recount wonderful experiences from her early life.

She married James (Jim) R. Graham on January 9, 1949 and then moved to southern Alberta as the wife of a dry-land farmer. In 1962, they left the farm and moved the family to Lethbridge, then retired to Surrey BC in 1985. Jim died on Sep 13, 1999 and she lived independently since.

She is survived by her twin sister, Marilyn Myall; her three children, Jamie Torry, Sheila (Don) Strauch, and Derek Graham (Terri); grandchildren Alicia (Jon) Mossing, Tracy (Riley) Strauch, Angela (Dan) Heinrich Torry, Andrew (Lisa) Torry, Megan (Mike) Torry, Emma Graham, Sally Graham; and great-granddaughters Arianna and Isabelle Mossing and great-grandson Dante S. Torry. She has many Canadian and American relatives as well and always enjoyed hearing from them.

Mom made many friends in Warner, Lethbridge, Whitefish Montana, and then Surrey BC. Too many to name here but she cherished and had memories of everyone and loved to stay in touch. Mom and Dad enjoyed traveling and often loaded all the family into the car and drove to Nashua to enjoy memorable holidays. She loved gardening and took pride growing wonderful flowers and vegetables. She made delicious home-made buns, breads and pies. Her American English influenced her pronunciation and the family would laugh when she had to “warsh” the clothes or take a trip south to “Missoura”. She always kept a spotless home and is remembered for her abundant use of the vacuum cleaner to collect every particle of dirt. Mom enjoyed playing bridge with friends and would relish those times when she got the top score. Golf was also her passion continuing to play to 2018 when she got a hole in one at age 89. She was like the Energizer Bunny – she just kept going and going until she just couldn’t anymore.

Her last few months of life were spent with visits from all of her immediate family and many of her close friends. Many coming far distances that expressed how much she meant to them and for this we know she is so thankful. A wonderful friendship was made with Phyllis Hoffman at the Berwick Royal Oak and they had many good times together. She left this life knowing she was greatly loved and admired. Now she can rest in the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. The children will be planning a trip to Nashua in 2020 to inter her remains at the family plot.

Many thanks to Dr. Rosenberg and his staff, and the Royal Oak Berwick staff for being so helpful these past months.

We request those who wish to make a donation in Mom’s name to the Cancer Research Foundation, or any other organization doing research on brain tumors and cancer.

Condolences may be offered to the family at http://www.mccallgardens.com

HUTCHINGS, Thomas Darryl

December 30, 1938 – Deloraine, Manitoba

October 22, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta

A note from Darryl:

‘Most obits are written by funeral home pros on advice of relatives to make the dearly departed appear as a saint. As a consultant, I can do better.

Laurette: Stay in Peace, hope to see you soon. To the children: John and Craig Hutchings, Guy Simon and Dana Saby, their families and other relations, you will all have a worthwhile life.

Grieve for me now, for in a year I will be long forgotten. Just a few comments. First, I am not a saint. Some people like me. Others didn’t and they made the list of people that didn’t exist. But now, all is forgiven.

As a small-town boy from Manitoba, I did pretty well. In as an office boy and out as president. Also, a couple of partnerships in international accounting and consulting firms. Did lots of other things. Could never hold a job. Too much of a rebel. Either quit or got fired. Hated to admit it in public, but I was an accountant (FCPA) and other university junk (MBA, etc.).

Always overeducated and underemployed. So much for that stuff.

Loved the outdoors: fishing; hunting; and taking a shotgun for a walk. Played billiards, bridge and golf. Did OK at these pursuits. Actually, ‘better than the average bear’. That’s enough about fun and games.

Just to add. I had a darned good life and did everything I wanted to do and have no regrets.

Now, we in the fellowship have a saying: ‘Yesterday is gone forever’. And for me, tomorrow will never come.’

Bye, Darryl.

As a family, there is of course much more that could be said but, we will reserve that for quiet conversations of fond memories.

A family ceremony will take place in Milk River, AB in the Spring. In lieu of flowers, we would much appreciate donations to the Alzheimer Society of Canada (https://alzheimer.ca/en/Home), or Ducks Unlimited (https://www.ducks.ca). Condolences may be forwarded through http://www.McInnisandHolloway.com.


September 30 1926 –October 26, 2019

Alice Kanashiro (nee Kanna), beloved wife of John Kanashiro (deceased), passed away on October 26, 2019 at the age of 93 years. Alice is survived by her sons: Ron (Tonya), Barry (Sue), Warren (Margaret), Dale (Sharon), and Derrick (Cathy); six grandchildren: Satchi, Noah, Mitchell, Ryan, Zoe and Maya. Alice was one of four siblings born to Chofu and Toshi Kanna. Alice was born in Ignace, Ontario. The family was relocated to the Lethbridge area in 1940. Alice continued her life in the Lethbridge area enjoying time with friends and family. The family would like to thank the staff at Gardenview Lodge and at Chinook Regional Hospital for the friendship and care of their mother. Flowers and koden are gratefully declined. Those who wish may donate to the charity of their own choice. Relatives and Friends are invited to meet with family on Thursday, November 7, 2019 from 10:00 to 10:45 am at the Buddhist Temple of Southern Alberta, 470 – 40 Street South, Lethbridge. The Service will follow at 11:00 am with Rev. Y. Izumi officiating.

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


SHARON MARIE KNELSEN, beloved wife of the late Peter Knelsen, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, October 31, 2019 at the age of 75 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at PARK MEADOWS BAPTIST CHURCH, 2011 – 15 Avenue North, Lethbridge, AB, on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Graham Bretherick officiating.

A Private Family Interment will be held.

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

Rita Lemire

1940 – 2019

Mrs. Rita Lemire of Lethbridge, beloved spouse of Mr. Gerard Pliez, passed away at home, on Thursday, October 24, 2019, at the age of 79 years. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00am, on Friday, November 1, 2019, at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 13 St N, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Father Albert Sayson, celebrant. Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

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It is with the saddest of hearts that we announce the passing of our Mom, DUNELDA NESBIT, beloved wife of the late Bill Nesbit, on October 28, 2019 at Legacy Lodge in Lethbridge, AB at the age of 89 years.

She is lovingly remembered by us children, Karen Langille, Jim(Mary) Nesbit, Dallas (Char) Nesbit, all of Lethbridge and Reenie (Tim Lane) Nesbit of Morinville, AB., as well as seven grandchildren, ten great- grandchildren, one great-great- grandson and many cousins.

Mom was born to Austin and Margaret Main on April 6, 1930 in Belmont, MB, the only sibling to her brother, Melvin. She received her education in Belmont then continued her education at business college in Brandon, MB.

In 1948, while attending a dance in Ninette, MB, she met the love of her life and our dad, Bill Nesbit. They were married in December of 1949 and eventually had and raised us four children.

Our family moved to Lethbridge in 1967 and in 1968, mom started working at Automatic Electric until 1979 when her and dad returned to Manitoba to look after her parents. They eventually moved back to Lethbridge in the summer of 1983.

Mom was a very active lady whether she was involved with an organization or just volunteering for one. Knitting, baking, camping and curling, to name a few, were her favourite past times however nothing beat the time and love she spent with our family.

After dad’s passing, her life started to slow down but not her sense of humour. She moved to Legacy Lodge in January 2013 where she met and made some very special friends. She kept everyone entertained and on their toes until her passing.

She was a true force to be reckoned with and will be greatly missed by everyone who knew and loved her.

A Visitation will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, November 8, 2019 from 7:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.

A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Glenda Wert officiating. Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

In memory of Dunelda, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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

Sharron “Sherry” Nugent

1947 – 2019

Mrs. Sharron “Sherry” Nugent of Coaldale, beloved wife of Mr. Gerry Nugent, passed away at the Coaldale Health Centre on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at the age of 72 years. Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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Smokey Provost of Brocket, Alberta, passed away at the Calgary Foothills Hospital on Sunday, October 27, 2019, at the age of 70 years.

A Prayer Service with Smokey’s family will be held on Sunday, November 3, 2019, at 12:00 noon at Snodgrass Funeral Home (1101 Main Street, Pincher Creek), followed by a Wake Service at Smokey’s residence to commence at 2:00 pm.

A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, November 4, 2019, at the Piikani Nation Community Hall in Brocket, AB, at 1:00 pm. The interment will take place at the Brocket Cemetery.

Snodgrass Funeral Homes

(Pincher Creek) assisting the Provost Family with funeral

arrangements, (403) 627-4864.


1953 – 2019

PJAM SWEN, beloved wife of Franz Swen, was born in The Hague, The Netherlands and passed away peacefully on Monday, October 28, 2019 in Coaldale.

Besides her husband Franz, she is survived by seven children and their spouses as well as ten grandchildren.

Always busy with her passion for quilting and needlework, Pjam’s time was spent making gifts of love and donating to those in need. She was a generous, passionate, caring and altruistic person. Pjam will be remembered as an extraordinary loving wife, mother (in-law) and Oma.

Pjam’s final wishes were for a private service, to be surrounded by her loved ones.

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



We, the family of MAY TALLOW, announce with profound sadness the sudden passing of our precious mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great grandmother, sister, auntie, and cousin on Thursday, October 24, 2019, at the Lethbridge Regional Hospital, surrounded by her family.

May was born on May 8, 1938, at the old Blood Indian Hospital to Kiitohiipottaan (John) and Siipikkitstaki Mary (Striped Wolf) Many Chief. Her paternal grandparents were Aakainaa John and Payo’tsikamo’saakii Jane (later married Flying About) Many Chief. Her maternal grandparents were Kiihtsipapi’si (John) and Kaahka’saakssin (Rosie) Striped Wolf.

May, as a young child, became a Ninaimsskakaipokaa for which she was forever thankful to her parents for giving her such a good start in life. May went to St. Mary’s RC Indian Residential School at the age of eight. She would entertain us with stories about adventures she and her school friends, such as, Odile Young Pine would get themselves into. She remained friends with them throughout her life. Whenever they met, they were always happy to see each other and reminisce about their school days.

May started working at the age of sixteen, babysitting for Charlie Ivan’s family. She went to Calgary and continued to work there. Mom met Dad at a rodeo, and they were soon married. May and Cecil were both hard working individuals and provided a good home for their children. They were members of the Iitsikinna’yiiksi for 18 years and May was a member of the Mao’to’ksiiksi for 9 years. Mom worked as a seamstress, Healthcare worker, and cook, which she retired from with the Canadian Armed Forces, Calgary, AB in 1989. She left the workforce to take care of Dad when he started to get ill and took care of him until his passing in 1993. May continued her journey as a spiritual elder for many people including her children and was a traditional knowledge keeper.

May was pre-deceased by her husband Cecil Tallow, sons: Merlin and Ivan, granddaughter, great-grandson, brothers: Ray (Adeline), Leo, Bernard, Cecil, and John Many Chief. Sisters: Dora (Robert) Big Sorrel Horse, Mary, and Nora Scout. Her parents John and Mary Many Chief, paternal grandparents John and Jane Many Chief, maternal grandparents John and Rosie Striped Wolf, Mother-in-law Helen (Henry) Cochrane, Father-in-law Mark Tallow, Brother-in-law Roy Tallow, Sisters-in-law Josephine (Wallace) Oka, Dinah (Alred) Red Crow, Queenie (Morris) Shouting, Della Crow Chief, Rosaline (Louis) Crow Chief. Ten nephews and nine nieces.

May was a loving mother and a guiding light to Marvin (Marlene), Debbie (Warner) Many Bears, John, Cameron (Joann); and Tina. Grandmother to Tira (Vincent), Vanessa, Lana (Lance Crow Chief), Marvin Jr., Charmaine, Chad, Cheyenne, Marisa (Sage Shade), Kyle (Emma) and Shayla (Emerson); Corwin (Stephanie), Shayna, Allysa (Wilber Jr Yellow Old Woman), Stasi (Alex Shade), Dwight (Zoe); Desirae, Mae, Keisha, Kristen; Jasmine (Willie Shade), Hank, Melissa, Taylor, Tiara, Tyson, Travyn; Brad (Ingrid), Logan, Jay, Joseph, Shalayne (Jonathan Oka); Hailee (CJ) Scout, Cammie; Jason, Cody (Chelsi), Riley (Dakota), LC. (Marlin), Sonya, Trish. 56 Great-Grandchildren; and 4 Great-Great Grandchildren. Pete Knife, her companion; Teresa Scout (sister), Santanita Many Chief (sister-in-law); Mary Rose Many Chief (sister-in-law); Pauline Tallow (sister-in-law); Joan (Joe) Whiteman Left (sister-in-law), Charlie Crow Chief (brother-in-law). 18 Nephews and 16 Nieces. Adopted children Joe and Toni Martin, Nimachia Howe, Heavy Head family, Jenny Bruised Head and family, John and Carol Murray, William and Mary Long Time Squirrel, Evelyn Across the Mountain, John Bird, and many more adopted children and grandchildren too numerous to mention. Iitsikinayiiksi Magpie Society and Young Eagle Society her Spiritual brother and sisters and Mao’to’kiiksi her spiritual sisters. May came from a large extended family too numerous to mention everyone.

A Family Service will be at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Friday, November 1st at 5:00 p.m. followed by the Wake Service at Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve, AB from 7:00 p.m. all night. The Funeral Service will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve on Saturday, November 2nd at 11:00 a.m. Interment in Blood Band Cemetery.

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

Catherine “Cathy” Van Lent

1960 – 2019

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Catherine Van Lent announces her peaceful passing on Saturday, October 26, 2019 after a brief but heroic battle with cancer. A Memorial Mass in Cathy’s honour will be held at 1:00 pm, on Friday, November 1, 2019 at ST. AMBROSE CATHOLIC CHURCH, Coaldale, Alberta, 1513 – 23 Avenue, Coaldale, Alberta, with Father Ian Gagne, Celebrant.

Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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On the afternoon of October 25, 2019, Robert (Bob) Kerry Williams of Sherwood Park, AB passed away at the age of 67. Bob was born to Walter and Winnie Williams in Edmonton in 1951. He graduated from Bonnie Doon Composite in 1969. In May 1976 he married Sharlette Plato and together they raised 3 children Jana, Brandon and Taylor. Bob worked in the steel manufacturing industry for 40 years. He started in sales in Calgary at TruForm Building Products and continued on to a management career at Canadian Steel Manufacturing in Calgary, then Burnaby. Bob was transferred to the Edmonton office in 2001. He worked as the branch manager of Bailey Metal Products (formerly CSM and Corus Metal Products) until his retirement in 2012. Bob was an avid curler and loving father and Papa. He was known for his great sense of humour and kindness among his friends. Bob is preceded in death by his father Walter, mother Winnie, brothers Kenneth and Baby Williams. He is survived by his wife Sharlette, his children Jana (Adam), Brandon-Adelaide,AU, Taylor (Phil), grandson Kayden, siblings Gary (Lee), Gail, Dale (Elaine), and several cousins, nieces, and nephews. Bob also leaves behind his beloved dog Polly. A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. on November 2nd 2019, at Muir Lake Community Hall (53424 HWY 779, Stony Plain, AB). In lieu of flowers donations can be made to:

Ottewell TNT Seniors Curling Club c/o Lyle Dahl 780-218-8990 ledahl@telus.net or a charity of your choice.

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