January 16th, 2021

FRIDAY, August 28, 2020

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on August 28, 2020.


(1969 – 2020)

Gentle, kind, and positive, loving nature describes Darlene Ivy Crow Flag, who passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge on Tuesday, August 25, 2020.

The Wake to commence at 2:00pm on Friday, August 28, 2020 at Snodgrass Funeral Home, Pincher Creek. Funeral Service to be held on Saturday, August 29 at 11:00am at Snodgrass. Interment to follow at the Piikani Nation Cemetery, Brocket. Note: Gathering restrictions of no more than 50 persons at an indoor event is still in effect.

To email condolences,

please visit


Snodgrass Funeral Homes

assisting the Crow Flag families with funeral arrangements

(403) 627-4864.


March 26, 1936 – August 20, 2020

With hearts filled with love and sadness, we announce the passing of BILL WERNER MICHEL, faithful husband of 56 years to Barbara (Bowen) Michel, awesome father to Monique (Brad) Flickinger, Marlon (Heidi) Michel, Melissa (Brad) Hooper, and even more ‘awesomer’ grandfather to Lexie, Peter, Kacie, Dillon, Lexie Grace, and Annalise.

Firstborn of Werner and Theresa Michel, and brother to Madeline (Blair) Kurtz, Conrad (deceased), George (Patricia) Michel, the family immigrated from Switzerland when Bill was 12 years old.

Bill was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints for his entire life. When he was a young man, he served a 2 1/2 year mission back to Switzerland, and Bill and Barb served a mission together in Utah and in California. They both served as Ordinance workers for 21 years in the Cardston Temple.

God was first in his priority list, then came his family. How he loved his wife and children. Bill taught his children how to work….not by telling them what to do, but by working beside them and showing them. They built the family home and planted over 500 spruce trees on their 7 acres. Now, it looks like a pristine park.

He had asked Barb, if possible, that he would like to pass away in the family home. We honoured that request, and the evening of August 20, 2020, he passed surrounded by loved ones. Later that evening, a private funeral was held in the family home in Glenwood, Alberta, and the following morning, he was laid to rest in the Glenwood Cemetery.

Thank you to the pallbearers: Roger Clark, Steve Lybbert, Clinton Michel, George Michel, Doug Pitcher, and Donovan Watters. You were chosen to assist Bill because of your faithful service and love toward him.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Brian Low, Dr. Vitor DaSilva, the Cardston Home Care Nurses, and all others who provided care, love, and comfort.

Kiyoko Shimozawa

1941 – 2020

Mrs. Kiyoko Shimozawa of Taber, beloved wife of Mr. Hisashi “Slim” Shimozawa, and mother to Trent (Merina) and Lisa, passed away peacefully and comfortably at Taber Continuing Care on Monday, August 24, 2020 at the age of 78 years.

Funeral arrangement to be announced when completed.

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


Viona Fay Slawson of Lethbridge, AB, passed away peacefully on August 23, 2020 at the Chinook Regional Hospital, after a battle with lung cancer, at the age of 76 years.

Viona was predeceased by her husband, Blaine Slawson, parents, Ronald and Evelyn Carleton, older brother, Ivor Carleton and younger brother, Ralph Carleton, as well as daughter in law, Cherry Carleton.

Viona is survived by her younger sister, Shirley (Alvin) Burris, her sons, Calvin Carelton, Tim (Char) Carleton, Rob (Correen) Slawson and Ron Slawson.

She is also survived by nine grandchildren, Kyle, Amber, Austin, Kolby, Tyler, Travis, Dancelle, Blaine and Luke as well as two great grandchildren, Taylyn and Lily.

Cremation is entrusted to Evergreen Cremation Services.

At Viona’s request, there will be no funeral service.

Please send condolences to http://www.evergreenfh.ca

Anderson Sturm
2011 – 2020

 Anderson Edward Peter Sturm, beloved son of Tate and Angela Sturm, and beloved brother of Georgia, passed away in Lethbridge on Saturday, August 22, 2020 at the age of 9 years.
 Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at the Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Sunday, August 30, 2020 from 3:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. Face masks will be required and available.
 The private Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Coaldale on Monday, August 31, 2020.
 A reception in celebration of Anderson’s life will be held at the Sturm family residence, 202041 Township Road 92 (18 Avenue), Coaldale on Monday, August 31, 2020 beginning at 2:00 P.M. Please join us to share in some of Anderson’s favorite foods. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
 Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


It is with great sorrow that we announce the sudden death of our daughter, mother, sister and aunt. Anita Dawn Vielle Robinson passed away on Monday, August 24, 2020 in Lethbridge, Alberta.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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

John Vonkeman

1941 – 2020

With saddened hearts we announce the passing of John (Jan) Vonkeman, who went to be with the Lord peacefully at the age of 78.

John was born second-youngest of nine children in the town of Doetinchem, The Netherlands. The family immigrated to Canada and settled in the Iron Springs area in 1952. John eventually took up dairy farming and successfully ran a dairy operation until his retirement in 2005.

John was a kind, gentle, welcoming, and caring man who loved his family and friends. He loved to plant trees, garden, and share its produce with others. He had a passion for sharing the love of Jesus through music and song. Now he’s singing bass in Heaven’s choir with the good Lord above.

John will be lovingly remembered and missed by his wife Jo, daughters Joni and Esther, son-in-law Graeme Roset, little grandson Linden, and extended family and friends.

When we’ve been there

ten thousand years

Bright shining as the sun

We’ve no less days to sing

God’s praise

Than when we’d first begun.

Due to current restrictions, a private family Graveside Service will be held at the Royal View Cemetery.

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

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