January 22nd, 2021

THURSDAY, May 28, 2020

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on May 28, 2020.

Malcolm Cook

1935 – 2020

Mr. Malcolm Cook of Monarch, beloved father, grandfather, brother, and father in law, passed away following bypass surgery at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Thursday, May 7, 2020, at the age of 85 years.

Malcolm was born and raised in Sackville, NB, and came out west to Piapot, Saskatchewan in the early 50’s. He has also lived in Maple Creek, SK, Taber, AB, and Monarch, AB for the last 23 years.

He is survived by daughters, Lana (Bob) Krakowski and Lanette Reid; daughter in law, Denise Cook; grandchildren, Layne Krakowski, Shana Krakowski, Marley Cook, Laken (Brian) Hancock, Darris Reid, Teri Cook, Robin Cook, and Chance Cook; great grandchildren, James, Jaidden, Brady, Dayton and Levi; one sister; 3 sisters in law, and one brother in law.

He was predeceased by many, including his wife, Lillian, and his son, Murray Cook.

A Celebration of Malcolm’s Life will be held in Monarch when we can celebrate together.

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JOHN DYCK, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital surrounded by family, on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at the age of 62 years.

A Private Celebration of John’s life will be held on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Ralph Molyneux officiating. The Service will be livestreamed, and it can be viewed on our website under John’s obituary.

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MORTON GLEN EAGLE SPEAKER, “Pitaapoyii”, beloved husband of Joan Eagle Speaker, passed away on May 22nd, 2020 in Cardston, AB at the age of 72 years. A Wake Service will be held at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Friday, May 29th from 4:00 – 8:00 pm. A Viewing will be held on Saturday, May 30th from 9:00 – 11:00 am with a Private Family Service to follow at 11:00 am. Interment will take place in St. Catherine’s cemetery. The family requests visitors bring a MASK to the Wake and Service.

To WATCH the service Online or to send condolences please visit http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca


PEYTON SANCIA JOY STABS DOWN-IRON SHIRT “Akiy’inimaki” born on September 15, 2005 was called home to the Creator on May 21, 2020 in Lethbridge, Alberta.

Peyton is survived by her loving parents Carlos Neal Iron Shirt and Desiree Stabs Down, along with her special loving stepmom Vanessa Eagle Bear. Paternal Grandparents Trina and Bruce Iron Shirt and Maternal Grandmother Leona Stabs Down. Adopted Grandma Connie Wells who took great pride in attending all of Peyton’s special events and school activities; Great grandparents Charlie and Betty Crow Chief and Great Aunts Bessie Iron Shirt and Pauline Tallow; uncles Joe Bruce Iron Shirt (Heidi), Darcy Crow Chief, Dexter Healy, Harry Stabs Down, Dennis, Evans, Melvin (Dawn) Iron Shirt, Wayne Day Chief, Calvin (Geraldine) and Clinton (Vicky) Crow Chief; aunties Stacy Iron Shirt (J.R. Weaselfat), Susan Stabs Down, Brenda Daychief and Charlette Tallow and cherished cousins Jawon, Jalyn, and Hayden Iron Shirt, Kendall Kash Weasel Fat – she meant the world to them.

She is predeceased by her beloved maternal Grandpa Edward “Tiny Man” Healy, paternal Great Grandmothers Della Tallow and Mabel Iron Shirt and Great Uncle Leonard Crow Chief.

Peyton attended Aahsaopi Elementary School, Saipoyi Community School, G.S. Lakie Middle School, and Chinook High School. She had a special bond with all her teachers, principals, school councilors and many friends too numerous to name.

Peyton took great pride in her accomplishments and lived up to her name “Captured Many Girl” for she touched a lot of people’s lives with her outgoing personality, gorgeous eyes and beautiful smile. Peyton Sancia Joy excelled in athletics. She was an accomplished long-distance runner and joined in the annual Moonlight Run and Pumpkin Run. She was known to be a very aggressive basketball player and participated in tournaments in Siksika, Tsuu T’ina as well as her home, the Blood Reserve. She also played with the G.S Lakie Gators.

Peyton was a talented artist and her favorite color was purple. She loved to sing and would often perform in school concerts and talent shows. Fancy Dancing was another of her many talents, she joined the Saipoyi Dance Troup and continued to dance and perform at G.S. Lakie Middle School, as both a Fancy and contemporary dancer. She took great pride in winning her first buckle for Barrell Racing at the 2014 Piikani Youth Rodeo on her horse, Crimson.

Peyton enjoyed her many travels with her Grandparents and her Daddy to numerous hockey tournaments throughout Alberta, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia. She was always cheering for her cousins Kash and Hayden as she was their #1 fan. She also traveled to Washington, Oklahoma and Las Vegas. Her most recent trip to Las Vegas with her Daddy and Special Mom Vanessa, was filled with adventure, they visited Hoover Dam, the Grand Canyon and the Joshua Tree National Forest. It was on this trip that she managed to convince her travel companion and cousin Kash to ride the Roller Coaster at the New York, New York Hotel.

Peyton had a special bond with her Daddy, they spent hours together laughing and taking care of one another. You could always find them in the kitchen cooking together and they loved to experience new places, she was his Lovey Girl and his world revolved around her.

The Family wishes to thank everyone who was provided their support and kindness during our time of grief and loss.

A Viewing will be held on Thursday, May 28th from 9:30 – 11:00 with a Private Family Service to follow at 11:00 am. Interment in Blood Band Cemetery.

To WATCH the service Online or to send condolences please visit http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca

Frank Knoch

1928 – 2020

Mr. Frank Knoch of Raymond, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Emma Knoch, passed away at The Good Samaritan Society Prairie Ridge, on Saturday, May 23, 2020, at the age of 92 years.

A Celebration of Frank’s Life will be planned once COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted.

Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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JAMES “JIM” MCGINTY, beloved husband of Cathie McGinty, of Lethbridge, was taken to be with his Lord and Saviour after he passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, May 24, 2020 at the age of 92 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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William “Peter” Palmer

1941 – 2020

Mr. William “Peter” Palmer of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Donna Palmer, passed away after a brief illness on Saturday May 23, 2020 at the age of 78 years.

Peter was born June 10, 1941 in Rose Valley, Saskatchewan. He moved to Edmonton with his family in 1956 where he finished high school. He then attended the University of Alberta where he received his Bachelor of Arts Degree and Master of Education Degree in Educational Psychology.

As a certified psychologist, Peter worked for ten years for Lethbridge School District 51 and then pursued a career in private practice assessing students in Southern Alberta. He also developed an adult counselling practice before retiring in 2015. Peter loved his work and was in the right profession as a compassionate and caring person. He showed trust, acceptance and empathy for all people and circumstances and was highly regarded in the community.

Peter enjoyed camping, travelling, reading, jazz, barbecuing, spending time at the ocean, especially on Vancouver Island. He had a keen sense of humour and enjoyed talking to people.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years Donna (Roxburgh) Palmer, his daughter Erin Palmer, brothers-in-law Nat Mitenko, Ken Roxburgh (Louella), and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. He will also be missed by many dear friends.

He was predeceased by his son Cory Palmer, sister Mary Mitenko, parents Ruby and Bill Palmer, mother-in-law Hettie Roxburgh Blades.

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, a Private Service will be held at 2:30pm, on Thursday, May 28, 2020. For those who wish, please visit http://www.mbfunerals.com click on Peter’s obituary to view the live stream of the service.

Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Operation Smile (https:// operationsmile.ca/) 375 University Avenue, Suite 204, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 2J5, or a charity of one’s choice.

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Marguerite Rondeau

1948 – 2020

Marguerite Rondeau of Lethbridge, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at the age of 71 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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