October 31st, 2020

SATURDAY, July 11, 2020


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on July 11, 2020.

Barry Aleman

1961 – 2020

“Be still and know that I am God..”

– Psalm 46:10a

The Lord, in His infinite wisdom and at His time, suddenly took from my side, my beloved husband, a dear father and grandfather on July 2, 2020, at the age of 59 years.

Barry was born and raised in the Park Lake area. He was a man of strength who instilled the importance of family and faith. He loved spending time at home and sharing special moments with his sons. Barry enjoyed a long career in the trucking industry and his companionship will be missed by many.

Barry will leave to mourn his loving wife Ruth Aleman; sons, Tony (Carolynn) {Hailey, Cameron, Marissa, Tianna}, Kevin (Jacki) {Blake, Keith}, Bart (Rachelle) {Barrett}, and Ryan (Kelcey).

He is survived by his sisters, Anita (Ben) Oudshoorn, Corina (Matt) Grisnich and Wendy (Gary) Aleman; mother in law, Gery Grisnich, Tony and Nellie Kreft, Frank and Joanne Brilman, Dale and Joan Sullivan, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and their families.

Barry was predeceased by his parents, Cornelius (Casey) and Jantje (Jenny) Aleman, brothers Tony and Ken Aleman, and father in law Neil Grisnich.

An opportunity to extend Condolences to the family will take place from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm on Monday, July 13, 2020 at NETHERLANDS REFORMED CONGREGATION OF NOBLEFORD, Nobleford, Alberta. Due to the restrictions surrounding Covid-19, we ask that those who wish to offer their condolences in person text or call 403-315-3606 to book a time.

A private Funeral Service will be held by invite only on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at the NETHERLANDS REFORMED CONGREGATION OF NOBLEFORD, Nobleford, Alberta with Reverend E.C Adams, officiating.

Interment will follow at the Memorial Cemetery of Picture Butte.

For those who wish, please visit http://www.nrcnobleford.ca/, for a live stream of the service.

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Aldean Arnold

1944 – 2020

Mrs. Aldean Arnold of Foremost, beloved wife of the late Mr. Vern Arnold, passed away at the Linden View Care Facility in Taber, on Thursday, July 9, 2020 at the age of 76 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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BOISCLAIR

December 6, 1943 – July 10, 2020

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of BARB BOISCLAIR at the Chinook Regional Hospital at the age of 76 years.

Barb is survived by her daughter Bonnie (Olav) and their children Keenan and Soren, all from Norway; and son Brantley (Jodi) and their children Baylee and Jessi from Lethbridge. She was predeceased by her eldest son Bryan.

She was born at the Taber Hospital, but her hometown was Barnwell, AB. Barb was the youngest of nine children born to Sam and Lilla Moline. Four of the nine children are still living. She received her education at Barnwell, Taber and the Lethbridge College and graduated as an LPN from the Calgary General Hospital.

Barb’s passions were dancing. Oh how she loved to dance. Singing and playing guitar was her second love.

At Barbara’s request, a Private Graveside will be held at the Barnwell Cemetery.

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Albert “Al” Albin Braden

November 8th, 1933

– July 4th, 2020 (86)

On Saturday July 4th, 2020, Al Braden went to be with the Lord. He passed away peacefully at St. Therese Villa after a long battle with dementia. His family takes great comfort in knowing Al lived life to the fullest.

Al was born at home on the farm in the Rural Municipality of Tullymet, Saskatchewan. Farm life was always near and dear to him and through the years the passion never disappeared. As a young boy, he also had a passion for building crystal radios. That fascination turned into a collection of over 400 antique radios which he proudly displayed in the basement of his Lethbridge home.

Al went to University in Regina before taking a job with the Royal Bank. He worked in approximately 14 Royal Bank branches throughout Saskatchewan. During this time, Al met and married Vera. They had a reluctance of moving too far from family, which led Al to accept a job with the Alberta based Treasury Branch. After 17 years with the Treasury Branch, Al was approached by a company looking for leadership. This had him moving to Lethbridge, a place that he had fallen in love with years before.

In the mid 1980’s, Al decided to sell his company and retire. He never lost his passion for business, always looking for the next investment or organization to offer his talents. Al and Vera spent the next 30 years travelling Canada, United States, and the world covering all 7 continents.

Al was a pilot in his early years and loved to fly his family to visit friends and relatives. He was an avid curler and has many trophies to attest to this. He was involved with the United Church and at one time would even take on church services, when needed. Al was also active in the Elks, Masonic Lodges, Kinsmen and Rotary Clubs, to name a few. He sponsored children abroad and was on the board of directors for several organizations, including the Lethbridge Therapeutic Riding Association. Al was a humanitarian, always serving the community donating his time and efforts.

Al will be joining his wife Vera Braden in heaven, as well as his parents and Vera’s parents: Bronie and Jean Braden, Milton and Ethel Saunders; brothers Stanley Braden, Ted Braden; brother-in-law David Moleski, Wilmer Saunders, Bill Forester; sisters-in-law Evelyn Braden, Irene Braden and Betty Braden.

Missing Al’s smile and humour are sons: Doug (Lori) Braden, Ray Braden; daughter Brenda Griffiths; grandchildren Amy (Jeff) MacDonald, Becky Griffiths, Denyse (Matt) Welsch, Andrew (Lacey) Murney; great grand-children Clark and Arthur MacDonald, Peyton and Avery Welsch; sister Ella Moleski; brother Arnold (Celina) Braden, brother in-law Frelan (Donna) Saunders; sister-in-law Fern Forester; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A Visitation will be held on Monday July 13, 2020. To assist in social distancing there will be two different times: Friends at 6:00 – 7:00 PM and Family at 7:00 – 8:00 PM.

Due to the restrictions in place – by the Chief Medical Officer of Health – Funeral Services are now limited in size.

A private family service will be held.

Although we cannot have all of Al’s family and friends attend in person, those who would like to watch the service online can do so at 1:00 pm, on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, by going to http://www.mbfunerals.com and clicking on Al’s obituary. The service will be on-line for a few days to allow everyone to attend virtually or watch at a later time.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish to honour Al’s memory are encouraged to donate in his name to the Lethbridge Therapeutic Riding Association, 24 205015 Hwy 512, Lethbridge County, Alberta T1J 5N8 or Alzheimer Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories, #306, 10430 – 61 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T6H 2J3.

The family are grateful beyond words for the warmth and compassion shown by the staff St. Therese Villa.

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BULLOCK

Karen Orlla Bullock (nee Tustian), age 71, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her children, July 5th, 2020 from Multiple Myeloma which she battled for four years. She was born November 24, 1948 in St. Thomas, Ontario to Eva Lillian Morris and Richard Orval Tustian. She married her friend and love, Kenneth Wayne Bullock, on September 11, 1976 who predeceased her in 2018.

Please join us in celebrating her life Saturday afternoon July 25th, 2020, at 1:00 pm at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Lethbridge Alberta Stake Centre, 2410 28th St. S, Lethbridge, AB T1K 2V9. The funeral service will be LIVE STREAMED from this obituary for those who are not able to attend. A viewing is open for family and friends July 24th, 2020 from 7:00 – 8:00 pm at the Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home, 703 13 St N, Lethbridge as well as from 12:00 to 12:50 pm prior to the service at the church.

To send condolences please visit http://www.generationsfh.ca


CRYING HEAD

GEORGETTE JOAN “Iimainiistksiim” CRYING HEAD, beloved wife of Frank Black Plume, passed away surrounded by her family at the Cardston Regional Hospital on July 3, 2020 at the age of 58.

Joan is survived by her husband Frank Black Plume, son Jonathon (Amelia) Crying Head. Daughter; Star Healy. Grandchildren; Kobe Young Pine, Tiara, Hanna, Baby John, Khole, Justice Crying Head and Hunter, Tailee Healy. Adopted children; Shelby Young Pine and Eleanor Bad Arm. Adopted grandchildren; Bentley, Sierra, Paizyn Young Pine, Edward, Cassidy, Kaitlin, Kaylie, Isaiah, Kiley, Justin, Carson Bad Arm. Brothers; Steve JR, Byron (Heather) Crying Head. Sisters; Doreen Aberdeen, Carol, Jackie (Kurt), Crystal (Martin JR) Curly Rider, and Auntie Mom Alice Wolf Child. Nephews; Austin, Grant, Stacey, Allan, Leonard JR, Phillip, Ruben, Brian, Mathew. Great Nephews; Tony (Mickey JR) Skylan, Preston, Micah, Allan, Snow, Chaz Day Rider, Wildon JR Healy Bradley, Leandor, Tyson, Sterling, Keanu, Kason, Titus, Connelly, Robby, Dallion, Easton, Mccoy, EJ, Stevie, Colton, Kaden, Baby Leanard, Jarred, Trez, Axsole, Trent, Aapina’ kos, Deashawn, Jovian, Reilly, James Crying Head, Pazley, Kylan, The King Curly Rider. Great Great Nephews to many to mention. Nieces; Deanna, Shauna Day Rider, Tanya, Patty, Samantha, Audrey, Vishura , Madison, Matana Wanda GVB Great Niecies; Nicole, Shania Day Rider, Kiesha, Josie, Cherokee, Daisy, Gabrel, Suzy, Adrionna, Adrianna, Arionna, Jada, Dara Shateal, Kyia, Jade, Lilli Crying Head. Great Great Nieces to many to mention. Uncles Jimmy Calf Robe, Harrison Wolf Child SR, Aunties, Annie Crying Head, Rita Many Fingers, Elizabeth Vielle, Veronica Crying Head. Joan had many relations; Crying Heads, Weasel Heads, Across the Mountains, Gros Ventre Boys, Sweet Grass, Heavy Heads, Wolf Childs, Doore, Calf Robes, Spear Chief, Knifes, Shot On Both Sides, Many Bears, Prairie Chickens.

Joan was born at the Blood Indian Hospital to the late Steve SR and Bertha Crying Head. Joan grew up on the “Bug Juice Drinking Clan” where she shared her happy memories with Dad, mom, siblings and lots of cousins. In her early year Joan was blessed with three handsome sons, Sheldon, Johnathon and Barry. This is when Joan seeked to further her education and received a certificate for Personal Care. Joan worked at various places throughout her life; Blood Tribe Social Development Jenson Taber Corn, Blood Tribe Housing, and Blood Tribe Health, Continuing Care, Deli Café, Moccasin Flats. Joan met the love of her life Frank Black Plume in 1996 and both raised their grandchildren that they both loved very much. Throughout her time with her loving husband Frank, they both traveled to many concerts and new adventures; California, Florida, Wisconsin, Minnesota, San Diego, Las Vegas, Albuquerque, Gathering of nations, Phoenix Omaha Toronto, Seattle, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver BC, Spokane, North Dakota, South Dakota Crazy Horse, Niagara Falls, Nashville, Wyoming, and St. Louis, just a few to name. Joan was scared to Fly so Frank drove to all these places and where they got to sight see on there many travels. On there return to home Joan always brought back many souvenirs and gifts for all the family, she never left anyone out it was like Christmas all year round, Joan loved to shop till she drops. Joan will always be remembered of her thoughtfulness. Every Christmas, birthday, family gathering, and baby shower Joan went out of her way to give more what was expected, she always showered her family with precious gifts and lots of love. Joan always had her door open to many, when entered to her loving home, you left with a full tummy and good memories. Joan had a love of music and one her favorite artists were Bon Jovi, Enrique Iglesias, and George Strait, were she would dance to while doing chores or cooking.

Joan is predeceased by her parents the late Steve Sr and Bertha Crying Head. Sons Sheldon and Barry Crying Head. Sisters; Sylvia, Nellie, Stephanie Crying Head. Nephews; Mickey SR and Dustin Day Rider. Niece; Donna (Dollar) Crying Head

A Wake Service will be held at the Steven Crying Head residence, Blood Reserve on Sunday, July 12th at 2:00 p.m continuing all night. The Funeral Service will continue at the Crying Head residence beginning at 11:00 am on Monday, July 13th. Interment in the Crying Head Cemetery.

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Phyllis Dedekam

1927 – 2020

Mrs. Phyllis Dedekam of Lethbridge, formerly of Taber, beloved wife of the late Mr. Hans Dedekam, passed away at St. Therese Villa on Monday, July 6, 2020, at the age of 93 years.

Born on April 22, 1927, in Taber, Alberta to Ole and Muriel Jespersen, Phyllis spent her youth in Taber attending grade school. Following her high school graduation (1945/1946), Phyllis attended Mt. Royal College in Calgary to obtain her Commerce Diploma.

Phyllis worked for a short time for T. Eaton Company. She joined TransCanada Air Lines in Lethbridge and later transferred to Washington, D.C. with United Airlines. She was later hired by Scandinavian Airlines to assist opening a new office in Washington, D.C. in 1950.

Phyllis met her husband Hans J Dedekam, also with Scandinavian Airlines in New York. They were married on October 20, 1952, in Washington and moved to New York. She worked with Radio Free Europe until they moved as a couple to open a new office and service in Montreal for Scandinavian Airlines in 1954. She worked alongside her husband until 1959 and during that five-year period she assisted the opening of the SAS Offices in Toronto and Winnipeg. Their travels took them to Europe, South America, and Asia.

Phyllis terminated her career to begin their family with the birth of their son Eric on March 6, 1959. They had frequent get-togethers with the Taber families and the Norwegian families in Taber, Oslo, Norway, or the cottage in Ste. Agathe, Quebec.

Phyllis had a creative spirit which she nurtured through initially rya-rug making and then weaving. Many a home was decorated with her weaving works or those of her students. Her own homes became workshops for her weaving looms.

Phyllis, with her husband Hans, returned to Lethbridge in 1982 and enjoyed many fine years in Southern Alberta. She rekindled old friendships, made new friends and enjoyed hiking and golfing. She enjoyed her lunches at the Lethbridge Country Club. She truly valued her Jespersen family and appreciated the many family gatherings.

In her later years, Phyllis developed a loving and caring relationship with Donald Stewart. As ailments and frailty set in, their bond gave them both much comfort.

Besides her loving husband Hans, Phyllis was predeceased by her parents Ole and Muriel Jespersen and brother Clarence Jespersen.

She is survived by her son Eric Dedekam, daughter-in-law Josée (Gravel) and grandchildren, Charles and Elise.

There will be a private ceremony at Martin Brothers on Saturday.

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Dorothy (Phyllis) Manning

1930 – 2020

Mrs. Dorothy Phyllis Manning (née Rea) (known as Phyllis) of Lethbridge, Alberta, beloved wife of the late Neil Houston Manning, passed away on Saturday, July 4, 2020 at the age of 90 years.

Phyllis was the only child of Catherine (née Wright) and William Rea. As a child she loved gymnastics and dance. She attended the Lethbridge Collegiate Institute and the University of Alberta and became a schoolteacher. She began her teaching career in Warner, Alberta, and she also taught in Taber and Calgary Alberta. She and Neil, her beloved husband of 63 years, were married on July 10, 1954, and began their family.

Phyllis is survived by her two daughters, Catherine Manning (late James Bush), and Elizabeth Manning (Heinrich Herlea) and one son, William Manning (Nicole Lafleur).

Phyllis was the loving grandmother of eight grandchildren: Ryan Sharp (Jennifer Ker), Alexander Manning (Stephanie), Dominic Manning, Francis Manning, Michael Kosteniuk (Krystal), Dr. Suzanne Kosteniuk (Sartaj Hundal), Isabelle Kosteniuk, and Rachel Bush.

In addition, Phyllis was the loving great-grandmother of eight great-grandchildren: Cadence, Levi, Jemma, Soloman, Spencer, Julia, Catherine, and McKenna.

Phyllis was predeceased by her parents, Catherine and William Rea, and by her beloved husband, Neil, on March 5, 2018

A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00am, on Tuesday July 14, 2020 at Martin Brothers Funeral Chapel, located at 610 – 4th Street South in Lethbridge, Alberta, with Reverend Eva Stanley officiating.

Interment to follow in the Mountain View Cemetery.

Due to the restrictions in place from the Chief Medical Officer of Health – Funeral Services are now limited to 100 attendees. Including family and Funeral Home Staff.

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Rosina Marie Mucciarone

1937 – 2020

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Rosina Marie Mucciarone (nee D’Agnone) of Lethbridge, AB. With her family by her side, she passed peacefully at Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, July 3, 2020, at 83 years of age.

Mom was born on March 30, 1937, in Civitanova Del Sanio, Provincia Compobassa, Italy. On April 14, 1948, at the age of 11, Mom immigrated with her parents, Giovanni and Filomena, and seven siblings to Canada. Upon arriving in Lethbridge, Mom’s family was met by her grandparents, Nicola and Maria, and resided with Nick Virginillo’s family for a brief time before moving to Readymade. After several months, Mom moved to the homestead in Judson with her family where she remained until she was married. Mom attended school in Wrentham with her favorite classes being Home Economics and Physical Education. She thoroughly enjoyed playing basketball and participating in track and field.

At the tender age of 15, Mom met the love of her life for the first time when Dad (Nick), an Italian immigrant new to Canada, visited the Giachetta farm. As the years went by, Dad continued to watch Mom grow with a twinkle in his eye, and when the time was right, he proposed. Wedding bells rang on October 25, 1958, at St. Patrick’s Church in Lethbridge. Mom and Dad celebrated 60 years of marriage on October 25, 2019, before Dad’s passing, a true testimony of their dedication to one another and their family.

Though Mom’s talents were many, her nearly 18 years of service with Ducan Industries Ltd. showcased her skill as a seamstress. She loved working with fabric and creating beautiful drapes. However, Mom’s greatest passion was her family and friends. No one knew the value of self-sacrifice like Mom. For the entirety of her life, she worked tirelessly to provide her family and friends with the best of everything. Whether preparing an Italian or Canadian feast, a batch of bread and buns, or a picnic lunch for a trip to Waterton, Mom poured love into her food. Her kitchen was her sanctuary, the place she felt most proud, because she knew her meals would bring her family together. Around Mom and Dad’s table, some of the greatest memories were made sharing stories and laughs, playing cards, or reminiscing about Disneyland, Las Vegas, and Hawaii, three of Mom’s favourite family trips. Closer to home, Mom would travel to all of her grandchildren’s music recitals or sporting events, beaming with pride next to Dad. Mom’s newest joy was the seeing and holding her two great grandchildren born this past year.

A great model of hospitality and generosity, anyone arriving at her door was greeted with a bright smile, offered a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, along with a homemade treat. Even a quick visit would often end with, “What can I give you?”. God gifted Mom with hands of service whether in the form of a meal or a prayerful embrace. Each and every day, she would read the bible and pray earnestly for her family and those in need. She was an active member of St. Basil’s Catholic Church community, serving as a Catholic Women’s League member for 20 years. Mom would often say that Jesus was her best friend, and her faith journey role modeled the importance of God in one’s life.

Mom will be dearly missed by her family and friends, but the memories we have of her will last a lifetime. Her infectious smile, peppy spirit, and sincerity of heart gave us all a chance to witness what it meant to enjoy a full life, one walked with the Lord, grateful for His many blessings.

Mom was predeceased by her husband, Nicola (Nick), her parents Giovanni and Filomena D’Agnone, her brothers Dominic, Nick, and Joe D’Agnone, her sister Mary Caruso, nephews Ben D’Agnone and Tom Caruso, and infant grandson, James Snodgrass. She is also predeceased by her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Giovanni and Assunta Mucciarone, brother-in-laws Antonio Mucciarone, Graziano Altieri, and Joe Caruso, and sister-in-law Yola Mucciarone.

Mom is survived by her son Rino (Luann) Mucciarone of Lethbridge and their children Cassie (Brett) Skauge, Ryan (girlfriend Phoebe) and Mathew; daughter Rita (Howard) Snodgrass of Medicine Hat and their children Jaimie (Iain) Purcell and Joel Snodgrass (girlfriend Kira), and the two newest editions, great grandson, Domenico Purcell and great granddaughter, Everly Skauge.

Mom is also survived by her brothers Luigi (Bev) D’Agnone of Wrentham and Tony (Laurie) D’Agnone of Skiff/Foremost; her sisters Delores (Phillip) Gurr of Diamond City and Amelia (Ken) Rollag of Lethbridge; sister-in-laws Assunta D’Agnone of Coaldale, Pat D’Agnone of Lethbridge, Antionetta Mucciarone and Palmina Altieri of Pennsylvania, Rosetta Mucciarone of Italy; step mother-in law Anna Mucciarone of Italy; brother-in-law Mario Mucciarone of Italy, and many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to sincerely thank all the doctors, especially Dr. Lowe, Dr. Wilde, and Dr. Walsh, as well as the ICU and 4B nursing staff for their kindness, compassion, and genuine concern for Mom’s wellbeing.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Rosina’s name to the Jack Ady Cancer Centre, 960 – 19 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 1W5.

Due to the restrictions surrounding COVID 19, a private Funeral Mass will be held at St. Basil’s Roman Catholic Church, with Father Kevin Tumback, celebrant. Interment will take place at Mountain View Cemetery.

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Bastiaan Oosterlee,

“Bas” “Opa”

1927 – 2020

It is with heavy hearts that we are announcing that Bastiaan Oosterlee, age 93, passed away peacefully July 4th, 2020 in Lethbridge, AB.

Bas was born March 1st, 1927 in Pernis, Netherlands and very proud of his Dutch heritage. Bas married the love of his life, Maartje Hoogwerf, (Mary), May 4, 1949. Six weeks later they immigrated to Canada to begin a new and very different life. In 1958 Bas and Mary became proud Canadian Citizens. Together they were blessed with four sons, John, Piet, Edd and Clare, then resulting in nine grandchildren, twenty-one great grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter.

Bas and Mary lived in Vulcan, Blackie, Longview and Pincher Creek for 43 years then moved to Lethbridge where they resided in the West Highlands seniors’ complex then onto Legacy Lodge.

As a young boy in Holland, Bas worked in his family’s market gardens. For enjoyment he played in a bugle band in Pernis. Coming to Canada Bas worked on various farms in the Vulcan and the Blackie area. Later he switched to the Petroleum industry where he worked at the Hartell Refinery until further moving to Shell Waterton. Bas worked tirelessly to ensure that his family was well cared for. Bas always enjoyed woodworking and building many projects. He enjoyed playing the accordion and played many different sized harmonicas’ which were self-taught. He was a true joy to listen to. Bas enjoyed camping with his family and traveling around the world. They spent 13 years wintering in Mesa, Arizona where they enjoyed meeting people and even joining a barbershop harmonica group. Opa enjoyed meeting and talking to new people. He would always greet you with his friendly smile. He would never forget your face and always remember your name! We were amazed and astonished! Opa had a great memory!

Bas Oosterlee is survived by, sons, Pieter (Della) Oosterlee of Lethbridge, and Clare (Dara) Oosterlee, of Calgary, nine grandchildren, Sandra (Lindsay) Young, Tina (Joe) Oosterlee-White, Debbie (John) Lantican, Jodi Oosterlee, Todd (Michelle) Oosterlee, Nicholas (Jess) Oosterlee, Kristofer (Carolyn) Oosterlee, Angela Oosterlee and Curtis Oosterlee; his 21 great grandchildren, Colton, Alex, Kyle, Rayna, Abby, Zane, Jade, Ayesha, Jared, Justin, Jude, Nia, Willow, Austin, Josh, Elizabeth, James, Isaac, Simon, Logan and Lucas one great-great grandchild, Aryia.

Bas was predeceased by his wife Mary, (March 2020), their sons, Leonard (John) Oosterlee and Bastiaan (Edward) Oosterlee, daughter-in-law Cherie Oosterlee, his parents, Pieter and Elizabeth Oosterlee.

Our dad, Opa, and best friend will be forever loved & missed.

Welterusten…

This is a scripture that was given to Bas & Mary for a wedding plaque:

“And behold I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest.” Genesis 28-15

Bas’s family would like to extend a thank you to all the Angels at Legacy Lodge for all the love and care showed to him over the years.

There will be no service held at this time. A memorial will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers Memorial contributions for the late Bas Oosterlee may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Society at 306, 10430, 61 Ave NW, Edmonton, Ab. T6H 2L3 or to the Canadian Red Cross, 335 Columbia Blvd W. Lethbridge, Ab. T1K 5Y8.

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DARYL THOMPSON

July 15, 1951 – July 10, 2020

This man was not a saint, nor was he a paragon of virtue. Daryl was a quiet man who gave freely of his time and energy to his family, his work and his community. He did not seek attention or accolades but just showed up to help. Daryl started his career in farming and this remained his first love. He was a man who loved the prairie sky, a mountain range and an ocean shore. He was happiest when he was with family and friends and never tired of visiting and being with the people he cared about. He enjoyed using his quick and sharp humour but never was he hurtful or unkind. He was a gentleman and it was such fun making him blush.

This man had a gentle and giving soul so supporting and helping others was part of his nature. He was involved with numerous organizations but the dog community benefited most from his efforts. Always, he was there to volunteer, work hard, visit with people and their dogs. Standard Poodles, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a Border Collie became members of the household but there would always be room for visitor or two. Grooming dogs became a “Zen” experience for Daryl and his gentle touch meant that the dogs shared the “Zen”.

This man was smart and a problem solver. There was always a project going on in the house and his most common expression was, “If we want to do it right…” and right it would be done. Daryl became an artist with stained glass and was able to leave a window in each home he owned as a mark of his skill and artistry.

This man did not wish for a lavish funeral. He would have preferred burgers and beers at the Legion where he was a member for over 30 years. How we wished we could make that happen but Pandemic restrictions prevail. We do invite you to join us to celebrate his kind and gentle soul in the NIKKA YUKO JAPANESE GARDENS on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 3:00 P.M. We celebrate his life and the gifts he gave us. He taught us all to enjoy those gifts and always to be grateful for this wonderful world. This man was truly loved by his wife, family and friends.

At the Daryl’s request, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lethbridge Humane Society (https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities /id/41192/) or a charity of your choice.

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


Candi-Jo Van Ryn

1979 – 2020

Mrs. Candi-Jo Van Ryn of Coaldale, beloved wife of Mr. Jason Van Ryn, passed away in Coaldale on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at the age of 40 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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WHITE, Freda (nee Weasel Fat)

Iisiipiopamo

(Across The Ocean At Night)

March 11, 1948

– Cardston, Alberta

July 8, 2020 – Calgary, Alberta

Freda White of Siksika Nation, AB, passed away on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at the age of 72 years.

Relatives and friends are invited to viewing at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB) on Monday, July 13, 2020 at 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (5008 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB) on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Chief Crowfoot Cemetery (Siksika Nation, AB). For those who cannot attend, the family will be providing the opportunity to see the service on Zoom. Condolences, memories and photos may be shared and viewed on Freda’s obituary at http://www.McInnisandHolloway.com.

In living memory of Freda White, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE SW, Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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