August 14th, 2020

WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2020


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on July 22, 2020.

BABIUK

Henry Robert Steven Babiuk – ‘Bob’ of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at Chinook Regional Hospital surrounded by family on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at the age of 61 years.

Bob is survived by his sister Connie and brother-in-law Ernie, nieces and cousins in Medicine Hat. He was predeceased by his parents Henry and Irene Babiuk.

Bob was well known by the city bus drivers and his involvement with the Ability Resource Centre and SACLA for 40+ years. He loved movies and live theatre (New West Theatre). Bob was known as the “Walking Weatherman”. He loved to be active, especially walking everywhere, he loved watching bowling, visiting with people and day trips. He was also artistic.

A Funeral Service for Bob will be held on Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Christensen Salmon GENERATIONS Funeral Home, 703 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge. A Viewing will be held prior to the service from 1:00 – 1:50 p.m. Please wear masks.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bob’s name to the Canadian Cancer Society through http://www.support.cancer.ca

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


Larry Basque
1943 – 2020

 Larry Basque, beloved father, grandfather ‘Papa’, great grandfather and brother passed away in Lethbridge on Friday, July 17, 2020 at the age of 77 years.
 He is survived by his son Larry (Billie Jo) Basque of Lethbridge, his daughter Tammy (Doug) Cocks of Sylvan Lake, step sons Aaron Bertie of Lethbridge, Michael Bertie of Taber, and Kevin Bertie of Taber; four grandchildren, Joel (Amanda), Brodie, Delaynee, and Jordyn; and his great-granddaughter Chesney. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters, Lena Crowe, Norman (Karen) Basque, David (Cathy) Basque, Linda (Jerry) Johnson and Anne-Marie (Marcel) Basque, as well as numerous nieces and nephews near and far.  He was predeceased by Monica, the love of his life, in January of 2013.
  Larry was born on April 17, 1943, in Miscou, New Brunswick. At a young age, he enlisted with the Canadian Armed Forces where he became and worked as a chef and travelled worldwide with his family for many years. In 1979 he moved to Taber and then worked as an equipment mechanic for several years until his retirement. Larry loved spending time with his family and was always good for a chuckle. Anyone who knew him was fortunate to share laughs and good times and quickly realized he never complained or had a negative thought about anyone or anything.  He will be deeply missed.
 Larry’s last journey was a struggle that he fought very hard and with great dignity.
 As a result of the restrictions regarding COVID-19, and the government’s recommendations, a private family gathering will be held at a future date. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
 If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Larry’s name may be made directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, Box 2211, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4K7 (http://www.heartandstroke.ca) or to St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit, 1400 – 9 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4V5.
 Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


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


Susan Mary Carriere

July 16, 1954 – July 19, 2020

It is with deep sadness that Susan’s family announces her sudden passing after a short battle with cancer on Sunday, July 19, 2020 at the age of 66 years. Predeceased by her husband Bernie in 2013, Susan is fondly remembered by her sons Justin (Lara), Tom (Maria) and Luc (Erin).

Susan was born in Lachine, Quebec to Barbara “Ruth” and William “Bill” MacDonald. She grew up in Cornwall, Ontario where she met Bernie. After graduating from Queen’s University in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bernie and Susan were married that same year in Cornwall, Ontario. Susan began her career in the field of nursing and together with Bernie they had three wonderful sons. The family relocated to Estevan, Saskatchewan in 1987 where Susan advanced her nursing career and made many lifelong friends. In 1991, they settled in Lethbridge where she and Bernie continued to raise their three boys and became very involved in the community. As busy as she was, Susan always found time for family. Whether it was an adventure with Bernie, a getaway with her sisters, or the annual MacDonald-Carriere Golf Tournament, she always valued the importance of spending time with those she loved. After her retirement from a successful nursing career in October 2015, Susan travelled extensively, played many rounds of golf and enjoyed walking the numerous trails in Lethbridge’s river bottom. She loved spending time with her friends in book club and in her knitting group and continued to be involved in the community by teaching ESL at the public library. She attended concerts and was always listening to a variety of music. Susan enjoyed sharing time with her sons and their partners as well as her grand-fur-babies. She always had a calm, positive outlook, and was a loving wife, mother, big sister and friend.

Besides her sons, Susan leaves to mourn her brothers Gordon (Jocelyn) MacDonald, David (Maria) MacDonald, Allan MacDonald; sisters Linda MacDonald, Joan (Tom) MacDonald; brothers-in-law Lionel (Michelle) Carriere, Richard (Julie) Carriere, Paul (Danielle) Carriere and numerous nieces and nephews.

Susan was predeceased by her mother Ruth MacDonald; father-in-law Lucien Carriere; brother-in-law Ron Carriere; brother’s partner Devon Stutt; father William MacDonald; sister-in-law Simone Carriere, and mother-in-law Jacqueline Carriere.

A private Funeral Mass will be held on Friday July 24, 2020 at 2:00 pm MST.

Though we cannot have all of Susan’s family and friends attend, please visit http://www.mbfunerals.com and click on Susan’s obituary for a live-stream of the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alberta Registered Nurses Educational Trust (ARNET) http://www.arnet.ca or at 11120 178 Street Edmonton, AB T5S 1P2 or Lethbridge Public Library http://www.lethlib.ca or at 810 5 Ave South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4C4.

Susan will be dearly missed by all those who have had the pleasure of meeting her. She is now reunited with Bernie. We all love you….

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.


Stephanie de Wilde

June 27, 2001 – July 17, 2020

LORD, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days,

what it is; that I may know how

frail I am. Psalm 39:4

Miss. Stephanie Joanna de Wilde of Nobleford, beloved daughter of Willard and Monica de Wilde, passed away tragically on Friday, July 17, 2020, at the age of 19 years. Besides her parents, Stephanie is survived by her dear sisters and brothers: Sara (Kyle Maljaars), Lindsay, Lauren, Ethan, Aidan and Serena, as well as her boyfriend Sylvan Middelkoop. She is also survived by her grandparents Adrian and Grada de Wilde and Gerrit Schipper. Also left to mourn her passing are numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and co-workers. Stephanie was predeceased by her Oma Schipper in 2005.

Stephanie was born in Lethbridge and spent her early years in Nobleford before moving to the farm in 2010. She graduated from Calvin Christian School in 2019 and was enrolled at Lethbridge College in the Ag Sciences Program. At the time of her passing, Stephanie was a summer intern at Viterra (Bean Unit) in Taber.

Family and friends are invited to offer their condolences beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 D.V. at the NETHERLANDS REFORMED CONGREGATION OF NOBLEFORD, 508 KIPP STREET, Nobleford, Alberta.

Due to COVID restrictions, we ask those who wish to offer their condolences in person to text or call 403 382 7692 to book a time.

A private Funeral Service (by invite only) will be held at 10:00 am on Thursday, July 23, 2020, D.V. at the NETHERLANDS REFORMED CONGREGATION OF NOBLEFORD, 508 KIPP STREET, Nobleford, Alberta, with Rev E.C. Adams officiating. Interment to follow in Archmount Cemetery.

The service will be live streamed at http://www.nrcnobleford.ca/

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.

Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Calvin Christian School Scholarship Fund (Box 26, Coalhurst, AB T0L 0V0).

Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.


DEIMUTH

ROBERT “BOB” GEORGE DEIMUTH, beloved husband of the late Eva Deimuth, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the Edith Cavell Care Centre on Saturday, July 18, 2020 at the age of 89 years.

A Private Family Service will be held in Carrot River, Saskatchewan, where Bob will be laid to rest with his beloved wife.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Sharon Harper

1939 – 2020

Mrs. Sharon Harper of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. George Harper, passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness, at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, July 17, 2020, at the age of 81 years.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am, on Thursday, July 23, 2020, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta with Rev. Canon Allan McCuaig officiating.

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.

Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.


BRENT HARVEY IRON SHIRT

It is with deep sorrow that the North Peigan/Iron Shirt/Strikes With A Gun families announce the sudden passing of Brent Iron Shirt at the tender age of 27 years from Piikani Nation, Brocket on July 9, 2020.

Prayer Service to take place on Thursday, July 23, 2020, with Peter Strikes With A Gun and Doug Iron Shirt officiating, followed by a two-day Wake Service at Clinton Strikes With A Gun’s residence in Brocket. Please text/phone family to arrange for a visitation time at 403-632-6011 or 403-339-4907.

The Funeral Service will take place on Saturday, July 25, at 11:00 am at Clinton’s residence, followed by the interment at the Piikani Nation Cemetery in Brocket. Gathering restrictions of no more than 100 persons at an outdoor event is still in effect.

Snodgrass Funeral Homes

(Pincher Creek) assisting the Iron Shirt/North Peigan &

Strikes With A Gun families with Funeral Arrangements.

(403) 627-4864


KOBUTA

ALLEN ALEX KOBUTA passed away on July 14, 2020 at the age of 63 years.

Allen’s urn will be laid to rest with his parents in the St. Patricks Cemetery, in a private ceremony at a later date.

To send a condolence, please

visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca


AMANDA NORTH PEIGAN

(1976 – 2020)

The North Peigan/Iron Shirt/Strikes With A Gun families are grieving the loss of Amanda Kay North Peigan, who passed away suddenly on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, on the Piikani Nation. She was 44 years old.

Prayer Service to take place on Thursday, July 23, 2020, with Peter Strikes With A Gun and Doug Iron Shirt officiating, followed by a two-day Wake Service at Clinton Strikes With A Gun’s residence in Brocket. Please text/phone family to arrange for a visitation time at (403)632-6011 or (403)339-4907.

The Funeral Service will take place on Saturday, July 25, at 11:00 am at Clinton’s residence, followed by the interment at the Piikani Nation Cemetery in Brocket. Gathering restrictions of no more than 100 persons at an outdoor event is still in effect.

Snodgrass Funeral Homes

(Pincher Creek) assisting the North Peigan/Iron Shirt &

Strikes With A Gun families with Funeral Arrangements

(403) 627-4864.


Rev. Kenneth Oswald

1934 – 2020

A man of faith, conviction and family values, the Rev. Kenneth Oswald passed away peacefully Friday evening, July 17, 2020 in Lethbridge, Alberta. Kind and soft-spoken, he was committed to the service of others. His accomplishments are present in the lives he touched, the compassion he showed, and the example he set for all.

Born in Lethbridge, AB on August 13, 1934 to George and Mary Morden Oswald, Ken was the second of ten children. He developed an early aptitude for auto mechanics and a love for Dodge cars while working with his brothers and Dad at the family garage. In his early teens, he was recognized by the Boy Scouts Association of Canada for his quick thinking and actions in rescuing two girls from drowning in the coulee just north of Warner, AB.

In July 1959 Ken married Florence Ostby, daughter of Clarence and Belle Bannen Ostby – the girl next door. Florence was his rock, his loving companion and partner in ministry until her death in January 2008.

Educated at Hillcrest Bible College and the University of Alberta, he began his career working at the Bank of Commerce. He soon realized that his passion was the Ministry and served congregations in Ontario and Alberta before moving his family to North Dakota in 1968. As an ordained minister with the United Methodist Church he had a long and rewarding career serving several different parishes in both North and South Dakota. Highlights of his career include involvement at Lehr Camp, working with hospice programs, and mission trips to Haiti and Israel.

He was so proud of being recognized in 2009 with a certificate acknowledging his 50 years of active service to the church. Throughout his career, he and Florence developed many cherished friendships, drawing strength from those connections and relationships over the years.

After retirement Ken and Florence settled in Lethbridge to be near family and friends. During that time, Ken continued to volunteer his time providing pastoral care. Thoughtful and with a resolute foundation of service, nothing gave him more pleasure than to share the word of God, whenever he was called.

Preceded in death by his wife, Florence and his parents George and Mary Oswald. He is survived by his children, Lowell and Lavine, who will strive to carry on his legacy, and have gratitude for the upbringing and values instilled in them by their loving parents.

He was blessed by his daughter-in-law, Bonnie Oswald and son-in-law, Alex Shapiro and the richness they brought to his life. Ken was incredibly proud of his grandchildren Jacob and Joshua, constantly impressing on them the importance of honesty, integrity and following the rules.

During this especially challenging time, the family wishes to express their thanks to the staff at St. Therese Villa and a very special thank you to Dr. Mark Horne.

With the current restrictions in place, a private graveside service will be held for immediate family. A Memorial Service will be held at a later time and will provide an opportunity to gather to celebrate a life well lived. Contributions in Ken’s memory may be made to a charity of your choice.

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.

Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.


REIMER

BEN REIMER, beloved husband of Karen Reimer, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, July 17, 2020 at the age of 79 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


SHAW

FLORENCE “BETSY” SHAW passed away peacefully on Thursday July 16, 2020 at Fairmont Extendicare at the age of 91 years.

Betsy was born in Raymond, Alberta to Frank and Alice Shaw, the fourth of six children.

She is survived by her sister Lavonne (Murray) Pack and sister in law Janice Shaw, numerous nieces, nephews and many dear friends whom she loved dearly.

She was predeceased by her brothers Winston (Lucille) Shaw, Kenneth (Carrol) Shaw, sister Lorraine (Jack) Baile and Alan Pete Shaw.

The family would like to thank the wonderful care givers at Fairmont Extendicare, for the love and patience they showed our sister over the past few years.

Friends are welcome to meet with the family on Friday July 24, 2020 from 7:00 to 8:00pm at SALMON AND SONS FUNERAL HOME (433 Stubb Ross Road South, Lethbridge). Due to the restrictions on public gatherings, please wait in your vehicle until a staff member comes to get you, also please wear a mask if possible.

A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00am on Saturday July 25, 2020 at TEMPLE HILL CEMETERY (Raymond). The Service will be recorded and placed online, following the service (www.salmonandsons.ca) for those who are unable to attend.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.salmonandsons.ca


STANDING ALONE

BLAKE STANDING ALONE, (Naatotak Isksaaksin – Medicine Wheel) beloved husband of Wendy Standing Alone and father of Dylan, Sela, Dakota and Julia, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at the age of 52 years.

On January 2, 1968, Blake was born the second youngest child to Pete and Hilda Standing Alone. Pete would always say that everyone comes to the world with a gift – Blake brought with him outstanding athletic talent, a mind with focus for great work ethic and a caring, kind, humorous soul. Blake had the ability to connect with people of all ages – even if he did not know you well, he would share a smile and a hello. The Kainai/Blood Tribe community will remember Blake Standing Alone and the St. Mary’s Warriors basketball team of 1984-1987 as having gone down in Southern Alberta history as one of the best. As a key athlete of the Warriors, Blake led his teams to many victories on the basketball court, football field and track. On the field, he took the position of quarterback and his speed allowed him to decide when a 95-yard touchdown was doable. He made such a touchdown when he played with the St. Mary’s Eagles team. In 1985, the senior varsity Warriors, coached by Gerry Dawson, Doc Twigg and Don Behrens, took home the Southern Alberta 4A Zone banner; Blake was able to share this victory with his older brother Lyle. In 1986 after back and forth sharing of the league’s top spot, picking up numerous tournament wins, the Warriors came up short for a repeat championship; even still that Warriors team left a legacy. After high school, Blake was a member of Lethbridge Community College Kodiaks Basketball. Blake’s talent on the basketball court was complemented by his Warriors teammates; many talented Blood Tribe athletes, proud to wear the baby blue and gold, became Blake’s long-life friends, his brothers.

Blake had a knack for anything that had a motor in it. Pete had bought the boys dune-buggies, they drove them all over Old Agency and it wasn’t long before Blake started tinkering with all the parts. Very fitting, Blake made a career as a heavy-duty mechanic; he worked at Blood Tribe Public Works for a number of years. Blake always had awesome wheels and took great pride in customizing and caring for his rides. He enjoyed time spent with his brother-in-law Bill Shade in their shared love for cars. Being from a ranching family, he may have not have worn a black hat like so many in his family, but hand Blake a rope and his great hands knew how to use it well. Some of his family will remember his trick-roping ability, Jimmy Chief Calf, had shown him a few tricks with the rope. Blake was truly a jack-of-all trades and he loved a good time out on the golf course too. Loss of loved ones has its impact, the big heart Blake saw him step up after his sister Lori passed suddenly, taking on an extra father-figure role for his nephew Dean and niece Melissa, maintaining strength for his mother Hilda to be there for Lori’s family. He showed this same fortitude after the passing of his father Pete. Blake lovingly stood by and continued to help his brother Fagan at the Standing Alone Ranch. In 1997, he met the love of his life Wendy Rabbit and they spent 23 years together. He was an awesome family man and was beloved Grandfather to Drezus, Marcos, Avianna, Gabrielle (“My best friend in the whole wide world”), Romeo, Allia, and Baby Issiah Standing Alone – Black Horse.

Blake is survived by his wife Wendy, children Dylan, Sela, Dakota and Julia; siblings Rowena, Travis (Veronica), Pat (Dawn), Bruce, Sally, Lyle, Fagan (Jolie); uncles Sam, Mike, Jerry (Teresa) and Rex Day Chief; Alfred Standing Alone; aunts Bella Day Chief, Agnes Black Water, Crystal Day Chief, May Weasel Fat, Ruth Quesnelle (Carmen McLenaghan), Sophie Tailfeathers, Nita Wells; he was a cherished uncle/big brother figure to his numerous nieces & nephews. Blake was predeceased by grandparents Henry & Louise Standing Alone, Ronald & Jane Day Chief; father Pete Standing Alone; mother Hilda Day Chief-Standing Alone-Smith; sisters Delores Weasel Moccasin and Lori Shade; nephews James Little Whiteman, Chance Shade, Jared Day Chief; niece Sonya Goodstriker; uncles Andrew and Allen Standing Alone; Leo, Paul, Emil, Giles and John Day Chief, Wallace Delaney; aunts Ada Fox and Margaret Goodrider.

A Wake Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 St. S, Lethbridge, AB on Thursday, July 23, 2020 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME on Friday, July 24, 2020 at 11:00 AM.

Blake will be laid to rest in Old Agency Cemetery.

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


THOMPSON

GARDA THOMPSON (nee STANLEY) passed away in Abbotsford Hospital on June 24, 2020, at the age of 71.

She was predeceased by her husband, Richard on Dec. 31, 2018 and predeceased by her dad George Stanley May 9, 1999 and mum Catherine Stanley May 6, 2006. Garda will be lovingly remembered by her 3 sons Dean (Theresa) of Orillia, Ont., Daylon of Langley, BC., Sid of Langley, BC., 2 beautiful grandchildren: Wyatt and Jaylon of Orillia Ont., two brothers and a sister: Wayne (Loretta) of Coaldale, Lynne (Jarvey) of Lethbridge, Kerry (Jan) of Blairmore. Many nieces, nephews and foster children.

Garda was born in Lethbridge and was the most beautiful person ever. She was kind, loving and giving. She will be missed and forever loved by family and friends. Her bright light gone out way too soon. Our hearts are torn apart, nothing will close the hole in my heart or heal the pain that I feel for losing you sis. There will be a memorial announced at a later date.


Blaine Wayne Wadsworth

“Sowa’tsi’I’kima’an”

Born on September 12, 1979 in Cardston, AB and passed away on July 15, 2020 in Lethbridge, AB.

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our dear son, brother, father and loving husband Blaine Wayne Wadsworth – Sowa’tsi’I’kima’an at the age of 40 years. He is survived by his parents Lucius and Pam, his wife Sandra Wells, son Rylan and daughter Nyasia, Brothers Billy (Tisha), Saige (Raven) First Rider, Bueford (Wayna) Plaited Hair, Myron (Tanya) Eagle Speaker, sisters Lydia, Ellie First Rider. Nieces Kenzie, Keely (Delvin), Kamri, Great Nephew Ashkii Diyin, Grandmothers Mary First Rider, Rita Many Fingers, Uncles Rod (Laverne), Blair (Cathy) Lambert (Joyce), Harvey, Stan (Joanne), Roy (Nora), Aunts Wanda (Scotty), Carrie, Lorraine, Jennifer, Elizabeth, Kathleen, Christine, Evelyn, Sadie, Teresa.

Blaine was a very soft-hearted man; people were drawn to him because he would give whatever he can to help someone out. He would give the shirt off his back to anyone in need. He easily made friends and impacted many lives by supporting and talking to them about his own life experiences. He took many youth under his wing to teach them about our culture and to drum and sing. He cherished his friendships and soon those friendships became his “brothers, sisters, aunties and uncles”.

Blaine received his education in Cardston, Alberta and graduated in 1998. He was a Champion Traditional Dancer at the early age of 7. His family began travelling from powwow to powwow throughout the year competing and more importantly making new friends. He had the honor of being the Head Teen Dancer for a powwow in Oklahoma and won many titles in Edmonton, Enoch, Hobbema, Eden Valley, Morley, Browning, Heart Butte, Piikani, Kainai, Siksika, Missoula, and Arlee. In addition, during this time, he played in the Cardston Minor Hockey League; however, powwow was much more interesting as he then began to drum and sing. Blaine and Billy began their powwow singing careers in 1991 with Painted Horse and travelled with them to many powwows. In 1998 Bullhorn came to life. The boys would practice in his parent’s basement with Bueford, Monte, James, Rueben, Sol, Kirby, Wiley and Andy. Blaine loved singing and travelling all over North America with his brothers. Blaine met many people and had so many friends on the powwow trail. Ceremony was a huge part of Blaine’s life; he began singing at Buster Yellow Kidney’s Sundance and continued drumming at many other ceremonies and Sundances until his passing. Every year Blaine looked forward to seeing his adopted family at Fort Belknap/Hays Sundance.

Blaine met the love of his life in 2005, but their relationship didn’t blossom until 2006. Blaine and Sandra have two beautiful children who were the joys of his life, Ry and Ny. They made their home in Lethbridge and at the time of his passing he was employed with the Kainaiwa Children’s Services Corporation. He loved bringing Rylan to his hockey games and practice and always encouraged him to try his best. Blaine always made sure his family was taken care of and that his baby girl Nyasia got what she wanted. They spent this last little while going for walks, spending a lot time outdoors, and just being together. Blaine loved his entire family very much and always greeted them with great big hugs and made sure to say “I love you” before parting or before he walked out the door.

Blaine was predeceased by his grandfathers’ Pete Many Fingers and Frank Scout and grandmother Lucy Wadsworth, great-grandmother Annie Wadsworth, aunt Harvena Wadsworth, uncles Melvin Wadsworth, Francis Scout, Joe Scout, cousin Myron Wadsworth, aunt Esther First Rider, cousins Mamie Jane First Rider. Blaine will be forever remembered and sadly missed. A wake service will be held on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 7 p.m. and funeral service will be Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at his parent’s residence in Bullhorn, Blood Reserve and interment at the St. Paul’s Cemetery, Blood Reserve.

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


Muriel Dorothy Zasadny

1930 – 2020

We are sad to announce the peaceful passing of our mother Muriel Dorothy Zasadny (nee Dogterom) on Sunday March 29, 2020.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am, on Saturday, July 25, 2020, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Deacon Bill Young officiating.

To watch the live stream of Muriel’s Memorial Service, please go to https://www.fhwebsites.org /ymb/ymb/obituary/Muriel- Zasadny

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.

Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.


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