October 24th, 2020

WEDNESDAY, December 18, 2019


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on December 18, 2019.

BIG SNAKE-WEASEL MOCCASIN

ANDRE DANIEL BIG SNAKE – WEASEL MOCCASIN, 19, passed away suddenly on December 15th, 2019.

A Candlelight Service will be at the accident site on Wed., Dec. 18th at 3:00 p.m. Additional arrangements to be announced later.

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


EAGLE SPEAKER

SHARON EAGLE SPEAKER, passed away peacefully on December 15th, 2019 in Fort Macleod, AB at the age of 64 years. A Family Service will be held at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Thursday, December 19th, from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. followed by the Wake Service at White Calf Hall, Standoff, AB from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve on Friday, December 20th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the St. Catherine’s Cemetery.

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


EAGLE TAIL FEATHERS

ROBERT FRANKLIN EAGLE TAIL FEATHERS “Saatsitápiikoana” passed away peacefully on December 14, 2019 in Lethbridge, AB at the age of 56 years. The Family Service will be held at Legacy Funeral home on Friday, December 20th from 5:00 – 6:00 pm followed by the Wake Service at the Late Bob and Gloria Eagle Tail Feathers’ ranch from 7:00 pm – continuing all night. The Funeral Service will be held at St. Paul’s Anglican Church on the Blood Reserve, Saturday, December 21st , 2019 at 11:00 am. Interment in the Eagle Tail Feathers’ Family Cemetery, Blood Reserve.

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


Shirley Huddlestone

1934 – 2019

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Shirley Huddlestone on Sunday, December 15, 2019 at Lethbridge Extendicare Fairmont at the age of 85 years. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of over 65 years Bob Huddlestone; son Barry (Debbie) Huddleston; daughter Tovi (Jim) Nalder; and granddaughter Celeste Nalder. She was predeceased by her parents and her sister Karen Cahoon. Shirley was a wonderful wife and mother. One of her special gifts was her ability to be a good listener, and she was always very patient and understanding. During her time on the family farm in Warner, she kept very active in the community and took great pride in creating a happy and loving home. After she and Bob moved to Coaldale, Shirley devoted much of her time to becoming a wonderful caregiver for her parents and many other family members. She had a passion for music and loved to play the piano. She was also interested in genealogy and kept the records for many family members, including putting together her cherished photo albums. Shirley and Bob also loved to travel, especially to Southern California on their yearly trips with friends and family. A Celebration of Life will be held in the spring of 2020, with further details to be announced. Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels. The family would like to thank the staff at Good Samaritan Park Meadows and Extendicare Fairmont for the excellent care they provided for Shirley. Flowers are gratefully declined. Please consider a donation in Shirley’s memory to The Alzheimer’s Society Lethbridge Chapter #40, 1202 – 2 Ave., S., Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 0E3, or to The Alberta Lung Association P.O. Box 4700 Stn. S., Edmonton, Alberta, T6E 9Z9.

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Anne Kolaric
1944 – 2019

With her family by her side, Anna “Anne” Kolaric was received by the angels and lovingly passed into the arms of her Lord on Friday, December 13th, 2019 at the age of 75 years. She left this world after a short, yet courageous battle with cancer. She will always be remembered for her generous and compassionate heart and undying love for her family.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Friday, December 20, 2019 at 7:00 P.M.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, 5009 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 11:30 A.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Anne is survived by her husband Mijo “Mike” Kolaric and two children, Lisa (Barrie) Ensign and John Kolaric all of Lethbridge; her grandchildren Megan (Brad) Tomlinson, Taylor Ensign and Charlize Kolaric and her great grandchild Rylie. She is also survived by her brothers Mike (Mary) Gockij and Frank Gockij; sister Stephanie Taillefer and by numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her mother and father, Irene and Theodore Gockij.
Anne was born February 17, 1944 and resided in Taber most of her life, after immigrating to Canada from the Ukraine with her family. She moved to Lethbridge in her later years to be closer to be her children and grandchildren. Anne had a knack for everything creative; her sewing was impeccable and cooking was next to none. She was an avid gardener and would always have the most beautiful and delicious gardens. Anne always put everyone before herself. Her generous, kind heart was one of her many admirable qualities. She always had open arms and a beautiful warm smile that would make everyone feel at home. She was and always will be the centerpiece of our family that would bring everyone together. Our world will no longer be the same, but we have comfort in knowing we have a guardian angel with us always.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Anne’s name may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200, 325 Manning Road NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 2P5 (www.cancer.ca).
Anne’s family would like to take the time to thank the wonderful staff at the Chinook Regional Hospital in Unit 3B, for their compassion and care during this difficult time.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


MAXWELL

It is with profound sadness that we share the passing of Karen Anne Maxwell, daughter to proud parents Joan Marie Maxwell (Nolan) and William Douglas Maxwell (passed February 11, 2000), loving sister to Donna Marie Maxwell (Ian Charles Davidson) and devoted Godmother to dear Chris, Sophie and Sage Skjodt. Karen was born November 3, 1965 in Fort McMurray, Alberta and led a remarkable life. It was once remarked that Karen could fall upstairs, but in truth, Karen dared where others might not. Karen was someone who worked for what she wanted, was loyal, direct and fearlessness in setting boundaries and earnest in a way that reminded all of us around her of the beauty of being vulnerable and honest about who we truly are at our cores. Karen grew up in Lethbridge, Alberta, attending Lethbridge Collegiate Institute and graduating from the University of Lethbridge with a degree in Management. At twenty-one years of age Karen left Lethbridge and headed east. From working at the CBC in Toronto; to working in music management with Sloan and the Rankin Family in Halifax; to attending the Fashion Institute of Technology in Milan, Italy; to teaching gifted young women at Sacred Heart School of Halifax, after completing a second degree, this time in Education; Karen brought order and beauty to everything she touched. Karen returned to Southern Alberta in 2005, moving to Calgary with sister, Donna. It was here Karen created a beautiful life for herself complete with a lovely home and deep and abiding friendships. It was one of Karen’s many gifts that wherever she lived she developed deep friendships with people of integrity, wit and kindness. Karen loved to travel, including regular trips to New York City, Paris and California. Whether it was the Museum of Modern Art and Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City or the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, Karen had a keen understanding of and appreciation for art and fashion and was a gifted writer. A few highlights of travels include family birthdays celebrated in Athens, Santorini and Paris, going on tour to Japan with Sloan, summers and Christmases spent with family at our family summer home on the Bras Dor Lake along with numerous trips to Indian Wells, California which served as a launch pad for road trips for Karen and Mom to towns along the Southern California coastline. Karen always knew what the latest and greatest trend, event, store, food or restaurant was, and she had boundless energy and enthusiasm to experience the best new thing. Through Karen we saw all that was new and interesting in the world. Karen passed from a very rare and aggressive form of cancer. She still had so much life left to live. We are heartbroken. There are times in life we can impact change by working harder, longer or smarter and then there are times we are faced with circumstances beyond our control. Watching Karen face such remarkably unfair circumstances over which she had no control we learnt what grace truly means. We will forever miss our sweet, beautiful Karen but we will carry her in our hearts forever and she will go on in in the memories of each friend and family member she travelled with, laughed with and simply spent time with. A special thank you to the remarkable team at Rosedale Hospice. Their compassion and expertise are unparalleled. They placed their arms around Karen and our family and loved and cared for us during a terribly sad and difficult time and for this we are profoundly grateful. A memorial mass will be performed for the repose of Karen’s soul at 10:00 am, Friday, December 20, 2019 at Sacred Heart Church, 1307 – 14th St. S.W., Calgary with a reception to follow. Internment to occur at Forest Haven Memorial Garden in Sydney, Nova Scotia summer 2020.


John O’Brien

1942 – 2019

Mr. John O’Brien of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Diana O’Brien, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Sunday, December 15, 2019, at the age of 77 years. Besides his loving wife Diana of 57 years, John is survived by his three sons Michael, Sean and John. At the request of John, a private family graveside service will be held at Mountain View Cemetery.

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1942 – 2019

Mr. John O’Brien of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Diana O’Brien, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Sunday, December 15, 2019, at the age of 77 years. Besides his loving wife Diana of 57 years, John is survived by his three sons Michael, Sean and John. At the request of John, a private family graveside service will be held at Mountain View Cemetery.

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ROUSSY

It is with the saddest of hearts that we announce the passing of our Mom, SUSAN PEGGY ROUSSY, beloved wife of Philip Roussy, at the Fort Macleod Health Centre on Sunday, December 15, 2019 at the age of 63 years.

Susan will be lovingly remembered by her husband Philip; daughter Sarah (Myles) Pollock of Redcliff, AB and son Edward (Jasmin) Roussy of Lethbridge, AB; brothers Jack Passey and Bill (Linda) Passey both of Calgary, AB and brother Raymond (Charlyn) Passey of Salmon Arm, B.C; sisters Jeanne (Darryl) Harrison of Calgary, AB and Frances (Lorne) Ulmer of Chestermere, AB. She is also survived by her close friends Charmaine Dittrick (Paul Pritchard) and Karen (Doug) Christie.

Susan was born on May 6, 1956 in Calgary to Art and Myra Passey. She spent her childhood there, graduated high school and attended Mount Royal College, after which she became an administration assistant at Weston Bakery and later with the Calgary Catholic School Board. She married her best friend Philip Roussy “The Car Starter” in 1979. They went on to raise two children, Edward (born 1981) and Sarah (born 1986). In 1984, due to a recession, they moved to Tumbler Ridge, BC for four years before finally settling down for good in Fort Macleod, AB. Susan was an active leader in the community, taking on volunteer positions and/or being involved with the Girl Guides, 4-H and other organizations. She was a loving mother to both of her children and a devoted wife to her husband Phil. After completing an accounting program at Lethbridge College, Susan and Phil both decided to become entrepreneurs and start their own oilfield reclamation consulting business, PR Enviro in 1997. Susan served as the accountant and administrator for PR Enviro for several years. Later on, she worked as a cook for local care facilities in Fort Macleod until 2015. Susan was an avid reader and collector of porcelain and crystal figurines and plates. She loved family gatherings (especially at Christmas) and enjoyed long walks with her dog Charlie. She was a very generous person to everyone she knew and always gave a helping hand to her family and friends. She will be greatly missed by all that knew her.

A Celebration of Susan’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. with Patrick Siedlecki officiating.

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


George Thacker
1920 ~ 2019

It is with heavy hearts that the family of George Thacker, beloved
husband of Florence Thacker, announces his passing at the Bow Island
Health Centre, on Sunday, December 15, 2019, at the age of 99 years. A
Celebration of George’s Life will be held in the New Year. Further
announcements will follow in January 2020. (Condolences may be expressed
by visiting our website at http://www.cooksouthland.com [1]) Honoured to serve
the family is Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street SW,
Medicine Hat, Alberta. T1A 4V4. Phone 1-877-528-6455


VANCE

Milo Scott Vance, age 83 passed away peacefully on December 11, 2019. He was born March 13th, 1936 in Raymond, Alberta Canada to Milo C. Vance and Jennie Hinman. In 1970 Scott married the love of his life, Colleen Fluharty. Funeral services will be held December 21st at 1pm in St. George, UT

Condolences may be shared at http://www.mcmillanmortuary.com


Steve Zadnik
1939 – 2019
Stephen Nicholas Zadnik, beloved husband of Helen Zadnik, passed away peacefully in Taber on Friday, December 13, 2019 at the age of 80 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 7:00 P.M.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, 5009 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Friday, December 20, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Besides his loving wife of fifty six years, Helen, Steve is survived by their five children, David (Donna) Zadnik of Lethbridge and their family Ryan and Kyle; Jim Zadnik of Toronto, Ontario and his family Alexis and Tylor; Robert (Alana) Zadnik of Raymond and their family Daniel (Raquel) and Kristina (Danny); Monica Zadnik of Lethbridge and her son Marcus; Lisa Zadnik of Victoria, British Columbia. He is also survived by his siblings, Sister Beth Zadnik, Al (Helen) Zadnik, Georgina (Gene) Hogan and by numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his infant son Timothy Zadnik, parents Martin and Mary Zadnik, infant brother Martin and Sister Mary Zadnik.
Steve was born on December 6, 1939 and was raised on the farm just outside of Taber. He married the love of his life, Helen Badura on November 30, 1963. Together, they spent the next twenty five years farming and raising their family.
After retiring from farming, Steve went to work at the UFA in Taber for ten years. Due to an accident, Steve took an early retirement.
If friends so desire, memorial tribute in Steve’s name may be made directly to the charity of one’s personal choosing.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8

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