October 31st, 2020

SATURDAY, August 22, 2020


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on August 22, 2020.

Angelina “Linda” Cemulini

1925 – 2020

Ms. Angelina “Linda” Cemulini of Lethbridge, passed away at Fairmont Extendicare, on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, at the age of 95 years.

Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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CHOWDHURY

INDRA CHOWDHURY, beloved wife of Anjon Chowdhury of Lethbridge, passed away at St. Michael’s Health Centre in Lethbridge on Friday, August 21, 2020, at the age of 69 years.

Besides her loving husband, she is survived by two daughters, Sima Chowdhury of Calgary and Rima Chowdhury of Calgary, one son, Anupam (Mita) Chowdhury of Lethbridge, and two grandchildren, Avinash and Anish. Indra is also survived by three sisters, Cynthia, Veena and Shama and one brother Maniram and their respective families.

She was predeceased by her parents, Shankar and Margaret and two brothers.

Indra was a dedicated and loving wife, mother and grandmother who doted on her family. Always ensuring everything was done and looked after for them. She also was a caring nurse who was loved by many patients and staff. She will be sadly missed by her family and many friends.

A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 St. S, Lethbridge AB on Monday, August 24, 2020 at 2:00 PM. Cremation will follow. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, kindly RSVP your attendance to Cornerstone at 403-381-7777 or care@cornerstonefh.ca. Facemasks are mandatory and will be available upon entry.

In memory of Indra, contributions would be greatly appreciated to St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit, 1400 – 9 Ave. S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4V5.

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DIRK, Jerome “Jerry” Michael

August 17, 1937

– Prelate, Saskatchewan

August 17, 2020 – Calgary, Alberta

Jerome Dirk of Calgary, AB, passed away peacefully in his sleep at home with his family on Monday, August 17, 2020 at the age of 83 years.

Jerry was born to John and Erma Dirk in Prelate, Saskatchewan, the youngest of eight children. The family moved between Saskatchewan, Alberta and BC until they settled in Medicine Hat where Jerry graduated from high school. He followed this with technical school, eventually becoming a Master Electrician and Registered Electrical Engineering Technologist.

Upon moving to Calgary, Jerry was lucky to meet the girl in the apartment next door, and he married Dianne Story in 1965. Jerry was particularly proud of the three years he and Dianne spent in St. Kitts in the Caribbean where he taught at a technical college for the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). Now with three children, Jerry and Dianne settled their family in Lethbridge, AB and started their own electrical and mechanical contracting company. Many happy times were had camping, skiing and working around the yard. Jerry was never short of projects to work on and could often be found in his garage repairing something that wasn’t ready to be thrown out. He finally retired from UMA Engineering.

Jerry valued helping others and volunteered his time and skills to the Lethbridge Catholic Charities Clothes Bank, L’Arche and the Condo Association Board of Directors. He enjoyed a challenging game of bridge, square dancing, and was a volunteer handyman for anyone with something that needed fixing. Jerry enjoyed doing Sudoku, reading novels, collecting coins and never turned down a Crown Royal with a splash of water. He loved spending his retirement driving his fifth-wheel camping trailer, with his wife Dianne, exploring North America continent-wide.

Jerry is survived by his daughters, Michele (Carson) Harding of Calgary, Colleen (Andrew) Marples of Denver, Colorado; and son Brian (Joyce) Dirk of Wellington, Utah; his nine grandchildren will miss him dearly, Rachel, Peter and Jennifer of Calgary, AB, Courtney of San Antonio, Texas, David, Lucas and Sydney of Denver, Colorado, and Michael and Nathan of Wellington, Utah.

Jerry was predeceased by his wife Dianne Dirk, his parents, Armelia (Erma) Volk and John George Dirk, and six siblings.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Name Catholic Church (2223 – 34 Street SW, Calgary, AB) on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. Graveside Service will take place in Lethbridge at a future date. Condolences, memories and photos may be shared and viewed on Jerry’s obituary at http://www.McInnisandHolloway.com.

In living memory of Jerry Dirk, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis and Holloway Funeral Homes, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.


Annette Hubbard

1960 – 2020

Annette Ruth Hubbard of Lethbridge, Alberta passed away suddenly on August 16, 2020 at the age of 60.

She is survived by her husband Phil Hubbard and daughter Carissa Hubbard, her father Dr. John Lennox, her brother Philip, his wife Lorena, and their daughter Kelsey, and her brother David, his wife Lisa, and their daughters Sarah and Hannah.

Annette was predeceased by her mother Dr. Ruth Lennox. Annette was born in England, but soon after her family moved to Ghana to practice medicine. Then, in the late 1960’s her family relocated to Canada. After her high school graduation in 1977, she went on to obtain an x-ray diploma from BCIT and settled in the Crowsnest Pass to practice. It was then that she met her future husband Phil. After working for a year, she went to Kettering College to earn her certification as an ultrasound technician. On November 10, 1985, Annette and Phil were married. Then in 1999, they welcomed their only daughter, Carissa. Annette returned to school once again to pursue her passion in social work and completed her degree in 2009. Upon early retirement, she enjoyed playing accordion, cardmaking, writing letters, walking, biking, and cross-country skiing. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

A Memorial Service will be livestreamed at 2:00 pm on Monday, August 24, 2020. The link will be available on the Martin Brothers website.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Operation Smile, 375 University Ave Suite 204, Toronto, ON M5G 2J5.

Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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Bob Leonard

1937 – 2020

With saddened hearts we announce the passing of Bob Leonard on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at the age of 83. Bob passed away in the loving arms of his wife Kathy and granddaughter Kassidy.

Bob was born in Calgary on May 3, 1937. He received his early schooling in Lethbridge and graduated from Pillsbury Military Academy in Owatonna, Minnesota. He worked at the Leonard Tire Mart, Mountview Dodge, and College Ford. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and St. Augustine’s Anglican Church.

Family was the most important to Bob. He felt he was the luckiest man in the world to be married to Kathy. Bob was loyal, kindhearted, generous and would do anything for his children. His favorite role was being “Pa” to his grandchildren whom he was so proud of. He was an avid sports fan always cheering on the Chicago Cubs, a great reader, loved history, music and watching movies with his neighbor Wilf.

Besides his loving wife of 60 years, Bob is survived by his daughter Carrie Leonard (Glenn) and his son Scott Leonard, grandchildren Ashely, Kassidy and Jamie, his sister Marilyn (Barry) Cole, sisters-in-law Marge Leonard, Patricia Richardson, and Shirley (Irv) Hinds. Bob also leaves many cousins that were special to him. Bonnie and Joe Nemeth and Ken Sales were especially close to him.

Bob was predeceased by his parents Ralph and Mary and his brother Roy.

We would like to thank the PARP and LTC Teams at St. Mike’s for their special care of Bob over the last months.

A private Celebration of Life will be held for family at a later date.

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Gwladys Metz

1923 – 2020

Mrs. Gwladys Metz of Lethbridge and formerly of Calgary, beloved wife of the late Mr. Harold Metz, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, August 21, 2020 at the age of 97 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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MINOOSE

Our amazing mother, trailblazer, our matriarch, and leader went to join her late husband Maurice Minoose Sr. and their late son, Calvin in heaven, on August 19, 2020. God paints a new picture everyday with hopes and dreams set forth. She walks in beauty with God. Martha earned her angel wings with good long life.

MARTHA OKA MINOOSE, Paatsikai’kana was born at the Blood Indian Hospital on December 17, 1941 and died August 19, 2020. She is survived by her son Maurice Minoose Jr. & wife Yeily & daughter Melody. Her daughter Janice & her husband Kwebb Galbreath their children Matt (Britney), twins Kyler & Bayley. Her sisters Mary Cardinal (Dan), Maves Oka Mitchell, Delroy Oka, & Ronalda Eagle Child (Cyril) and sister in-law Sharon & Bernadette. Also survived by his sister/aunt Odile Day Chief and Bernadette Young Pine. She had an extra special relationship with niece Crystal Oka (Ace) who she called her auntie mom and Andrea Eagle Child & Frances Many Bears. Jason Cardinal her godson, Joe Oka and late Lee Charland nephews were special to her. She is survived by her niece by Laura Charland of Cold Lake. Her extended family from Cold Lake brother in-law Sam & Albertine Minoose & other extended family from Cold Lake Agnes Gendron and Julie Rough and nephew Steve Oliver of England. Martha was predeceased by his parents, Tom Oka and Madeline (nee Young Pine) and his maternal grandparents Joe Young Pine and May Young Pine (nee Fox) his paternal grandparents Mike Oka and Helen Oka (nee Weaselfat); her sisters Leita Big Sorrel, Evelyn Bird and brother Alymer Oka, brother in-law Robert Mitchell, nephew Justin Eagle Child he also called her grandma & Delbert Young Pine, William Many Bears Jr., Thomas Bird; her late mother in-law Adeline Charland, late sister in-laws Lucy Charland & Rita Oliver niece Lisa & nephew Marcus. Martha is a descendent of the Many Children Clan. Our mother has touched many lives it is hard to mention everyone as we apologize.

Martha graduate grade 12 of St. Mary’s Residential School in the first class to graduate grade 12 before classes only went to grade 9. She worked many part-time jobs before attending Nursing School in Olds, Alberta where she graduated as a Register Nursing Assistant. After this she moved to Edmonton and worked at Charles Campsell Hospital were, she met her husband and they married in 1966. In 1978, they moved to Cold Lake where she took a course to drive big rigs and worked along side her husband business. Martha enjoyed bringing her mother in law to Bingo where she began her part-time bingo career. Martha then returned to school in Lac Biche to become a Community Health Representative then began her work on Cold Lake First Nations. After her husband passing, Martha became an elected leader served on Chief and Council of Cold Lake First Nation for 6 years and served as Interim Chief in 1982. She fought vigilantly for our Treaty Rights in the early 1980’s and advocated for education for all. Later she moved home to Blood Reserve to care for her dad and worked in her nursing career. She worked in Tribal Government on the Blood Reserve as a Researcher. Martha had a vast amount of our traditional history on both the Blood Tribe and Cold Lake First Nations a true walking encyclopedia and a true storying teller. She treated everyone extra special and you just felt better. She retired as CHR for the Blood Tribe Dept of Health.

After her retirement her most fulfilling job was her role of grandmother; Her pride was her grandchildren Matthew Minoose and twins Kyler and Bayley. She supported her grandsons in every adventure, holiday and was their best friend instilling her values of unconditional love and kindness. She earned her long life and as she worked hard all her life.

Martha supported her children’s educational endeavors and was extremely proud of her children’s work ethic. She beamed with pride when her daughter Janice obtain educational goal of being a Registered Psychologist. She was proud of her son’s educational endeavors as a meteorologist and most times hold several jobs at once.

Her travel career began early, where she visited many places throughout Canada and United States; one of her best trips was to New Orleans & going with her aunties to Europe on a Holy tour. She traveled to Graceland she just cried when she got there. She had been to Mexico and Cuba a few times. One of her last trips was to support her son in Cuba to celebrate his wedding.

She supported her whole family and went traveling with them as well. Martha Oka Minoose was a true trailblazer, our matriarch and a leader. Her children and grandchildren will miss her tremendously, but she taught them to carry on and to help each other. She was happy to see both her children marry, her grandson graduate and support her twins in all their activities.

A Wake Service will be held at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Friday, August 21st, from 4:00 – 8:00 pm. A Viewing will be held on Saturday, August 22nd, from 9:30 – 11:00 am with a Family Service to follow at 11:00 am. (Due to COVID-19 restrictions a limited number will be allowed into the service at a time.)

To WATCH the Service online or send condolences, please visit http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca


Inge Nechich

1937 – 2020

Mrs. Inge Nechich of Lethbridge passed away peacefully, and surrounded by her family on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at the age of 82 years.

She is forever loved by daughters, Doris (Randy), Anita (Monte); grandchildren, Leah, Dina and Tyler; all of her great grandchildren, as well as Monte and Randy’s families.

At Omi’s request, she will be privately remembered by her friends and family.

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George Nemeth

1945 – 2020

George Steve Nemeth, Husband, Daddy, Bub (Grandpa), Father in Law, amazing hugger, gentle giant, MacGyver, and superhero, peacefully took his final country road home to heaven on August 16, 2020, at the age of 74. He wanted everyone to know he is now on a permanent vacation with his son Ryan Nemeth.

George loved nature and the outdoors. Any chance to be outdoors, whether it be hiking, camping, kayaking, motorbiking, or working on his yard, is where you would find him. Growing up on a farm outside of Coaldale had a part to play in making George a MacGyver who made things like go-carts, ice cream carts, waterfalls, igloos, and treehouses seemingly magically out of nothing. George was also an avid photographer of nature and had thousands of photos to share with anyone who would come to visit.

George met his one true love, Arendina (Dianne) Nemeth, and they married on June 28, 1969. He was an amazing father and superhero to Leanne (Brad) Jones and Ryan Nemeth. He was also a Bub (grandfather) to Scarlett, Ethan and Emily. He especially loved being a grandfather and sharing his love of nature and rocks with them. George treasured his family and was always there to support and love them. George gave the best hugs or super-strong handshakes that made his loved ones know that everything was going to be okay.

George was blessed to be born as a twin (Jim) into a large loving Hungarian family. He was born in Raymond, Alberta, on November 3, 1945, to mother Mary (Kujan) and Paul Nemeth. He grew up surrounded by brothers and sisters that he loved dearly.

He is survived by sisters Ida (Jim deceased) Munro, Mary (Alvin) Kennedy, Elizabeth (John) Nemeth, Margaret (Hans) Brunner, and brothers Jim (Deb deceased) Nemeth, Bernard (Linda) Nemeth, Joe (Bonnie) Nemeth, Mike (Valerie) Nemeth.

The family would like to thank all the amazing angels in disguise that work on 5A at Lethbridge Regional Hospital. The care he received there was outstanding and gratefully appreciated.

A private family Graveside will be held in the Mountain View Cemetery.

Flowers are gratefully declined, in lieu of flowers please hug someone, let them know they are loved.

Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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ROHALY

LOUISE MARIE ROHALY passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Saturday, August 15, 2020 at the age of 81 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 St. S, Lethbridge, AB on Saturday, August 22, 2020 at 11:00 AM with Deacon Frank Peta officiating. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, kindly RSVP your attendance to Cornerstone. Seating will be limited to 90 guests. Facemasks are mandatory and will be available upon entry.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Scott-Many Grey Horses

Thomas Scott-Many Grey Horses, passed away in Calgary, AB on August 17, 2020 at the age of 43 years.

A Wake Service will be held at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Wednesday, August 26th from 4:00 – 8:00 pm. A Viewing will be held on Thursday, August 27th from 9:30 – 11:00 with a Family Service to follow at 11:00 am. (Due to COVID-19 restrictions a limited number will be allowed into the service at a time.)

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


YOUNG PINE

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of RAYNARD YOUNG PINE, who passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Friday, August 21, 2020 at Cardston Health Centre at the age of 66.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com

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