January 18th, 2021

WEDNESDAY, February 5, 2020

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on February 5, 2020.


FRIEDA ANTON of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the Edith Cavell Care Centre, on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at the age of 76 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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


On February 2, 2020, an amazing spirit, who touched the hearts of all she met, left this world behind to be in peace. Christine Jeanette Bly (Spotton) passed away peacefully but her memory lives on with her family; loving husband and father to their children Glen Robert Bly; children Russell Bly (Teresa), Kristina (Bly) Woolley (Jeff), and Shane Bly (Kate); 6 grand children and 3 great grand children; father Russell Spotton; mother Jean Henderson; and siblings Faith Fothergill, Gord Spotton, and Laverne Spotton.

A service to honor her memory and life will be held on Saturday February 8th, 2020 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints MAGRATH STAKE CENTRE (brown church), in Magrath Alberta. The meet-the-family will be from 10:00-10:45am, followed by the service at 11:00am.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be given to the St. Michael’s Health Care Palliative Care Ward, The Good Samaritan Society Garden Vista, or the Harbour House Women’s Emergency Shelter in Lethbridge.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca

Katherine Cameron

1954 – 2020

Ms. Katherine Cameron of Lethbridge passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, February 3, 2020 at the age of 65 years.

Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

Shirley-Don Carr

1951 – 2020

Shirley-Don Carr passed away on Monday, January 27, 2020, at the age of 68 years. A Celebration of Shirley’s Life will be held from 1-4pm, on Saturday, February 15, 2020, at Shirley-Don’s place in Warner. She will be greatly missed.

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CRAZY BULL, Carmen (Tammy) Heather Ann

December 25, 1972 Cardston, Alberta

January 29, 2020 Calgary, Alberta

Carmen (Tammy) Crazy Bull, daughter of Shelley Crazy Bull and the late Eddie Little Shields Jr. passed away on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at the age of 47 years. Tammy is survived by her children, Farrah, Lauren, Brittany, Shaelee, Britton, Cameron, Jalessa, twins, Brooklyn and Matthew, Gracie; her mother, Shelley, brother Sonny; sisters, Sandy (Jason), Leah, Nicole, Angel, Sadie and Naomi; uncles, Daniel and Wes; aunties, Noreen, Julie and Beverly. A Celebration of Tammy’s Life will be held at Center Street Church West Campus (4120 Centre Street N.E., Calgary, AB) on Thursday, February 06, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.

Wake Services will be held at Moses Lake Community Center on the Blood Reserve on Friday, February 07, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at Moses Lake Community Center on the Blood Reserve on Saturday, February 08, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Blood Band Cemetery. Reception will follow at Moses Lake Community Center. Condolences, memories and photos may be shared and viewed on Tammy’s obituary at http://www.McInnisandHolloway.com.

In living memory of Carmen Crazy Bull, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis and Holloway Funeral Homes, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, AB T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.


Mrs Geertje (Gerie) de Peuter, beloved wife of Mr Bastiaan de Peuter, passed away January 31, 2020 at her home in Picture Butte, Alberta. Born in Hitland, near Nieuwerkerk aan de IJssel in Holland on October 30, 1938, Gerie immigrated to Canada and Southern Alberta with her family in 1956. She met Bastiaan shortly after her arrival, and they were married April 5th, 1958. Besides her husband, Gerie is survived by her son Martin, with grandchildren Mariele and Kent; son Jake; son Bastiaan (Anna), grandchildren Bastiaan and Jake, and great granddaughter Charleigh; her daughter Gonda, with grandchildren Joshua and Luke, and great grandchildren Joseph and Tate; her son Aris, (Yumi) and grandchildren Samuel, Zenith, and Sarah; her daughter Janie (Rob) Bootsma with grandchildren Shelby and Tristan; by son Michael, with Grandchildren Alexi, Jaidon, and Brooke; sisters Jannie (Jaap) Stouten, Gonda (Kor) Vanden Hoek, and Judy (Chris) den Hertog; brothers Jake (Nell), Aris, Martin (Jeanette), Case (Rose), Adam (Annie), Hank (Arlene), Tony (Lisa), Marinus (Wilma) and Willem, sister-in-law Dian, brother-in-law Jake (Jane) de Peuter as well as numerous nephews and nieces. Gerie was predeceased by her parents, Maarten in 2012 and Hillegonda Slingerland in 2005; her oldest daughter Meta in 2017; grandchild Nathaniel in 1992; sister Judith in 1954; brother John in 2016; sisters-in-law Margaret in 2003 and Ellie in 2019; and brothers-in-law Dewey de Peuter in 2018, and Peter de Peuter in 2010. Family condolences will be held between 7:00 and 9:00 P.M. Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at Eden’s Funeral Home 2424 5th Ave S, Fort Macleod, AB. A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at the Netherland Reformed Congregation Church, 2608 7 ave, Fort Macleod, AB. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Bethesda Care Home, P.O. Box 1096, Picture Butte, AB T0K 1V0

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

Patrick “Pat” Fournier

1948 – 2020

Mr. Patrick “Pat” Fournier of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Lyn Fournier, passed away at Foothills Medical Centre on Monday, February 3, 2020 at the age of 71 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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GRETA MAY LANGLOIS, beloved wife of Isaias Delgado, of Lethbridge, passed away on Sunday, February 2, 2020 at the age of 76 years.

A private graveside service will be held at a later date.

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


HISAE BETTY NAKAMURA passed away in Raymond, Alberta on February 1, 2020 at the age of 86 years.

A Memorial Graveside Service will be held at the TEMPLE HILL CEMETERY, Raymond Alberta on Thursday February 6, 2020 at 3:00pm.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca


WILLIAM MATTRU ORICH, beloved husband of Barbara Orich of Lethbridge, passed away at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Unit on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at the age of 77 years.

A Celebration of William’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 1:00 P.M.

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

Ellenor Porter

1922 – 2020

Mrs. Ellenor Porter of Calgary passed away at South Health Campus in Calgary, on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at the age of 97 years. A Graveside Memorial will be announced in late Spring of 2020.

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Alvena “Winnie” Rodowitz

1928 – 2020

Alvena “Winnie” Rodowitz of Lethbridge passed away peacefully on February 1, 2020 at the age of 91. Winnie was born on June 30, 1928 in Young, Saskatchewan to Jacob and Carolina Stephan. She attended school in Young, Saskatchewan. Winnie moved to Lethbridge where she met her loving husband Erwin, together they raised their two children. Her greatest joy was her grandson Chad. Winnie loved her sweets; she baked the best desserts and was an amazing cook. She loved and enjoyed spending time with her family. Her delicious meals were always served at those gatherings. Winnie worked at the Paramount Coffee Shop in Lethbridge, Bake Shop in Cranbrook and along with her husband managed apartments in Fort McMurray, Cranbrook and Lethbridge. Winnie is survived by her daughter Linda (Kevin) Harrison; step grandsons Keith (Elize) Harrison; step great granddaughter Victoria Harrison, Ryan Harrison and her son Dennis Rodowitz; grandchild Chad Rodowitz (Andrea Taylor) and great granddaughter Dani Rodowitz; sister and brother in-law Dorothy and Gerald Anderson; sister-in-law; Erma Malkus and Elsie Stephan; special niece Maureen Gaetz-Faubert; special friends Hallie Miller; Rita Ward; Ruth Bridgewater and Linda Gibson as well as numerous nieces and nephews and their families. Winnie was predeceased by her parents Jacob and Carolina Stephan; her loving husband Erwin Rodowitz; sisters Flora Meyer, Frieda Coffey, Lucy Dieno, Dena Vaykovich, Edna Moore, Hilda Penno, Helen Gaetz; brothers Jakey Stephan and Art Stephan; brother-in-law’s Ed Meyer, Larry Moore, Jake Dieno, Les Vaykovich, Herb Penno. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00pm on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta. A private family Graveside Service will be held prior in Archmount Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

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David Michael Selski

November 10, 1949 – January 30, 2020

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of David Michael Selski, at the Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at the age of 70 years.

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

Condolences may be forwarded to the family at http://www.willowcreekfuneralhome.com

David Thiessen

1919 – 2020

Mr. David Thiessen of Coaldale, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Susie Thiessen, was welcomed into his heavenly home on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at Chinook Regional Hospital, reaching the age of 100 years. David was born in Orenburg, Russia on June 5, 1919 to parents David and Helena Thiessen. At the age of 11 years in 1930 he immigrated to Canada with his parents and 4 younger siblings. Coaldale, Alberta was chosen as his earthly home where he resided until his passing. David lived a long and fulfilling life; he was disciplined, dependable, uncomplaining and courageous until the end. He was a man of integrity and faith, who exemplified a positive outlook on life. Beginning at a very young age he developed an exceptional work ethic which stood him in good stead throughout his lifetime. He tried his hand at numerous and various jobs ranging from farm labourer to eventually retiring from Inland Concrete as a trucker. Upon his retirement, having led an active lifestyle, David took up golf and curling. He already enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, cycling, camping as well as yearly trips to visit his parents and family. He loved ushering at numerous church and community events; meeting and greeting people of all ages. Many years were devoted to custodian work at his church which he excelled at. By meeting up with “The Senate” (his coffee friends) many of the world’s problems were solved!! It was imperative this took place weekday mornings…socializing was a must! On March 27, 1942 David married Susie Harder. They celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary in 2017, quite a milestone. Left to cherish his memory are his sons Victor and Verner; daughters Edna and Wanda (Bill) Clarke; 9 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandson. His brothers John, Frank Friesen and Hilda (Cornie) Goertzen. He was predeceased by his parents; brother Leonard; sisters Mary (Ben) Wall, Anne (Henry) Buhler and Helen (John) Harms. David will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered.

Auf Wiedersehen, Lieber Papa.

Family and Friends are invited to pay their respects between 10:00am and 11:00am on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at the COALDALE MENNONITE BRETHREN CHURCH, 2114 – 18 Street, Coaldale, Alberta. A Memorial Service will be held at 12:00pm, on Saturday, February 8, 2020, at the COALDALE MENNONITE BRETHREN CHURCH, 2114 18th Street, Coaldale, Alberta., with Pastor Gary Burke, officiating. A Private Family graveside service will be held prior in the Coaldale Mennonite Cemetery. For those who wish, memorial donations in David’s name may be made to the Canadian Food Grains Bank, Box 767, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 2L4.

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PETER VANDER KOOY (PIITA), beloved husband of Rose Vander Kooy, passed away on Saturday, February 1st, 2020. Peter is survived by his children Cathy, Peter (Trina), Karl (Jen); his stepchildren Jerry (Tammy), Lana (Bob), Evan (Brenda), Rita (Brian), Leanne (Cory), Richard, Jason; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents Cecil and Shirley Vander Kooy in 1997.

A Celebration of Life will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Main Street, Hill Spring, AB on Saturday, February 8th at 11:00 a.m. Friends may meet the Family from 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. prior to the service.

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

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