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SATURDAY, March 14, 2020

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on March 14, 2020.


CODY BLACK RABBIT “Naatsapstspi” (Last Dancer), born January 18, 1974., passed away March 8, 2020.

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved Cody, husband of Natalie; his children, Taran (Shawna), Karley, Lasarah & Baby Kelton, Jarren, Alexa, Celine, Simara; son of Ann (Ken) Hart; grand children, Kraiden, Cashlyn, Chaselyn, Jimmy, Amirus, Kylin, Haisley, Alara; siblings, Wes (Kate), Curt (Tanya), Sterling, Nap Jr (Cee), Marty (Jessica), Bessie (Dale), Candace (Charles), Shantel; step-siblings, Corina (Marvin), Toby (Monte), Bruce (Maria); numerous nephews, nieces, great nephews, great nieces, family, friends & adoptive families. Pre-deceased: his fathers Nap Black Rabbit & Oliver Shouting; maternal grandparents, Jack & Margaret Many Bears; great grandparents, Pat & Paula Weasel Head; paternal grandparents, Agnes Black Rabbit & Jim Wells Sr.; great grandparents, Peter & Lucille Black Rabbit.

A Family Service will be held at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Sunday, March 15th at 5:00 p.m. followed by the Wake Service at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve from 7:00 – 11:00 p. m. The Funeral Service will be held at the Senator Gladstone Hall on Monday, March 16th at 12:00 p.m. Interment in the Black Rabbit Cemetery.

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On Tuesday, March 10, 2020, Rusty English passed away at the Foothills Hospital Cardiac Unit, Calgary, surrounded by his loving family. He was 56 years.

A Wake will be held on the Rusty English/Angela Provost’s residence on the Piikani Nation in Brocket on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, beginning at noon.

The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Brocket on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 2:00 PM with Fr. Roy Jayamaha, Celebrant. Following funeral, the burial to take place on Rusty’s property.

Snodgrass Funeral Homes (Pincher Creek) assisted with funeral arrangements for the English/Provost families.


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of JUDITH RETA KESLER on March 5, 2020. She passed away peacefully in her sleep at the home that she shared with her late husband, Greg Kesler.

She is survived by her children, Berva Dawn (Roy) and Duane (Margo), her grandchildren, Kurtis and Chase, her sisters, Lil (Les) and Eileen (Verne), and her brother, Rod (Joanne).

Judy was born December 7, 1945 to Dietrich and Agatha Dyck in Bassano, AB. In 1967, she married Gregory Kesler and their life took them down the road from Rosemary to Fort Macleod, finally settling and forming what would become the family ranch just out of Magrath.

Judy has had many accomplishments throughout the years, but first and foremost was that she was a great mom and grandma. She always dropped what she was doing to help others, often putting her own needs last. She enjoyed the art of playing piano and organ and loved to pass that passion onto others. She played a vital role in the family business as a rodeo secretary.

Judy will truly be missed as the love she shared has left a void that will be impossible to fill.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects to Judy at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB on Monday, March 16, 2020 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

A Celebration of Judy’s Life will be held at SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH, 1011 – 4 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 1:00 P.M. with Wayne Brooks officiating.

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1927 – 2020

Victor joined his eternal family, Monday March 9, 2020. He will be missed. A celebration of Victor’s life will take place at a later date.

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Norman Lloyd Metz

1928 – 2020


Norman Lloyd Metz passed away peacefully and completely lucid at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, January 20, 2020, after a short period of health challenges.

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George Nyhoff

1939 – 2020

After much consideration of the current international health crisis, the Nyhoff family is choosing to postpone the celebration of George Nyhoff’s life until a later date. We appreciate there are many people who knew George and want to join the celebration, however, ensuring the gathering is safe and inclusive for all who wish to attend is the family priority. At this time, we encourage everyone to prioritize their own health and safety as well as that of their loved ones. We will confirm the date of our celebration in a forthcoming announcement and appreciate your understanding and support.

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NADINE TAYLOR, beloved wife of Jack Taylor, of Lethbridge, passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre Palliative Care Unit, on Friday, March 13, 2020 at the age of 84 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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Thompson, Leigh

Jennifer ‘Leigh’ Thompson, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully on Monday March 9, 2020 at the age of 65.

Leigh will be missed by her sister Judy Miller; her husband Jim Thompson and his family as well as her many beloved friends.

She was predeceased by her parents Ken Arner and Shirley McIntyre.

As an active member with the Chinook Country Shooting Club, Leigh was a skillful handgun shooter, and shotgun competitor. We will fondly remember a shotgun competition, where she beat her brother-in-law by a mere .5 points.

A private family service was held by Leigh’s request.

As an avid Dog Lover, memorial donations may be made in Leigh’s name to an animal shelter or pet charity of your choice.

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William Nicolls Walburger

1940 – 2020

Mr. William Nicolls Walburger of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Cheryl Walburger, passed away in Lethbridge on Thursday, March 12, 2020, at the age of 80 years.

Born in Cardston, Alberta, on January 30, 1940. He was a true hero, cowboy and yodeler. William was employed by Parks Canada and the County of Cardston.

He is survived by his best friend and loving partner Cheryl; daughter Ione; granddaughter Chelsey (Matt) Kristin; grandson Nigel (Liz); son David (Joan); grandson Lee (Katelynn); granddaughter Jasmine (Wesley); sister Trena; brother Fred (Carol); 8 great grandchildren as well as a niece and nephews.

William was predeceased by his parents Milton and Bersey Walburger; brother in law Ernie Brotherwood and nephew Troy Brotherwood.

Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Vasculitis Foundation of Canada, 425 Hespeler Rd Suite 446, Cambridge, ON N1R 6J2.

Special thank you to Blooms Flowers and Gifts.

Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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January 1923 – March 2020

It is with heavy hearts Bob’s family announce his passing at the age of 97. His loving wife Fay of 68 years, and all his family would especially like to thank the friends and staff at Alberta Rose Lodge and St. Michael’s Palliative Care for their friendship, care and loving support. Due to unforeseen circumstances no public memorial service will be held.

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