March 31st, 2020

MONDAY, March 23, 2020

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on March 23, 2020.


GLENN DYKSTRA, beloved husband of the late Mattie Dykstra, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at Legacy Lodge on Friday, March 20, 2020 at the age of 85 years.

A Private Family Graveside will be held at Mountain View Cemetery. A Celebration of Glenn’s Life will be held at a later date, further details will be announced once completed.

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FRED EGGER, beloved husband of Martha Egger, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Health Centre with family at his side on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at the age of 86 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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Maria Jakubowski

1922 – 2020

Mrs. Maria Jakubowski of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. William Jakubowski, passed away at Legacy Lodge Care Facility on Friday, March 20, 2020 at the age of 97 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of PETER ARNOLD NEUFELD on March 19, 2020. Peter was born on September 11, 1945 in Carrot River, SK to Mary and Abram Neufeld. Growing up in a family of 11 children, Peter learned early in life the importance of family. The name Peter means “the rock” and he truly lived up to that name. He was our rock.

Glenda was the love of his life. Married for 48 years, they built their life around God, family, travel and volunteering. Serving the Lord was always a priority for him. He was fiercely loyal to his children, Nicole (Chad) and Jeff (Miranda), and he had a never ending love for his grandchildren: Katie, Mallory, Raedyn, Leo and Gemma. Peter was endlessly giving of his time. Ask anyone who knows him and they would tell you that Peter was forever kind, would be there for you in a heartbeat, and was truly the most amazing man you could ever meet.

When we remember dad, we will think of this: the joy of his Backyard oasis, the time he enjoyed watching ‘his birds’, the Cadillac of treehouses he built for his grandkids, his old truck “big red”, his bike trips with his best friend Don, his uniform of Levi jeans and Harley Davidson tee’s, visiting with friends and having a Coors, his love of furry friends, his ability to build and fix anything, coffee time with the “Spudnut” gang, and of course “Friday Beers” at Pop’s Pub.

Peter was predeceased by his mother and father, his sisters: Mary, Kathy and Lee and his brother Abe. He is survived by siblings: Liz, John, Dave, Edith, Louise and Jack.

Out of concern for the COVID-19 emergency, a Celebration of Life will be announced at later date.

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DORIAN “BOSS” CHASE SPOTTED BULL “Ootahkoisksissii o’okito’pi” (Bay Horse Rider) was called home to the creator on March 15, 2020 at the age of 27 years in Calgary, Alberta. Boss was born April 12, 1992 to Melodie Spotted Bull and Preston Day Chief in Cardston Alberta. Boss was the baby of the family and was loved by his older siblings, Carmen (Brett), David (Katie) and Susan (Jay). Boss was a Kipitapokaa and was raised at his grandparents’, Joe and Helen Spotted Bull’s house on the Blood Reserve. Boss acquired many more adoptive parents throughout his life but held a special place in Daniel’s (Lisa) heart where boss attained more siblings, Austin, Kristin and Payton (Dwight). Boss also lived with his aunty Karen, Uncle Mike and cousins Tony (Lacy), Avery and Slade for a period. Boss was always happy to see his uncle Alvin, and cousins Jeff (Jaylene) and Courtney when they came from Calgary to visit. When Boss didn’t attend ceremonies with Joe and Helen, he and his sister Susan, spent numerous days with aunty Harriet at her house. Boss had a fairy godmother, Bernadette Black Water and Boss shared many fond memories with his grandmother, June Day Chief, his siblings, Carter, Shaydi, Taylor and Brittany. He loved his Daychief family.

From the time Boss was young he was Joe and Helen’s traveling companion and traveled to the states on endless occasions to ceremonies, pow wows, and amusement parks where he had many fun adventures with his loving grandparents. Through his traveling he attained many more friends and family in the states at his uncle Nolan’s annual Sundance where he was a fire keeper for his uncle.

Boss loved all his children unconditionally, Melaine, Malaya, Dorian and Draco. He loved seeing his children when he could, and they were bright lights in his life. Boss loved hearing how his children were doing, and he was always proud of all they did. Boss had a memorable place in his heart for all the mothers of his children, Chelsea, Delise and Cyndee.

Boss loved his older siblings, Carmen, David and Susan so much he called or messaged when he could to see how they were doing and he enjoyed hearing about his nephews and nieces, Darnell, Amare, Sunshine, Wade, Tamia, Malia, Thunder and Ocean.

Boss had a dream to open a barber shop one day and was in a program where he was learning hair styling skills. Boss was able to do his daughter, Melaine, and sister, Susan’s hair. Boss seemed to have found his passion. He was very excited every day to be going to school to learn. Throughout his schooling Boss made many more friends with fellow students and clients.

Boss had a lively personality and was able to make many friends every where he went. He loved to laugh and make jokes about anything and everything. Anyone who laughed with Boss can distinctly remember how his laugh sounded. Boss was a kind person who always wanted to help if he could. Boss loved having pets and had many four-legged friends throughout his life. Right through Boss’s life he had many adventures with family and friends, and he had good stories to share of all his experiences.

He was predeceased by his loving mother Melodie Spotted Bull, Uncle George Weasel Bear, Cousin Christel Plain Eagle-Weasel Bear, Uncle Leslie Plain Eagle, Uncle Johnny Weasel Bear.

The Funeral Service will be held at Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Monday, March 23rd at 11:00 a.m. Interment in St. Paul’s Cemetery.

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Stanley “Stan” Vavra

1937 – 2020

Mr. Stanley “Stan” Vavra of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Ann Vavra, passed away suddenly following a brief illness, at Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at the age of 82 years. Due to the recent COVID-19 restrictions, a private family mass will be held. A Public Celebration of Stan’s Life will be held at a later date.

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Helen Wilson

1934 – 2020

Mrs. Helen Wilson of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Ron Wilson, passed away at Good Samaritans Society in Magrath on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at the age of 85 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced at a later date.

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