January 16th, 2021

FRIDAY, September 4, 2020

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on September 4, 2020.

Margaret Evangeline (Pauls) Burwash

August 2nd, 1927 – August 14th, 2020

Margaret E. Burwash passed away on August 14th, 2020.

Marge was born in Grassy Lake, Alberta and was the daughter of Katerina Epp and Abram Pauls. She was the first child in her family to be born in Canada. On July 5th, 1952 she married Stanley Burwash and they lived in Calgary, before moving to the Burwash family farm in Carmangay where they lived for many years before moving to Claresholm.

Marge was dedicated to her family and worked extremely hard to provide for them. To this end she worked at several jobs in Claresholm including being the owner/operator of the Charme Shop Adorne women’s clothing store for several years. Her faith was a constant throughout her life and although in recent years she was unable to attend church she followed religious programming to remain connected with fellow believers.

Marge is survived by her children, Donna Parker, Norma Embury, Darlene (Johanne) Burwash, Judy (Dwayne) Anderson and Clifford (Crystal) Burwash as well as many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters Tina, Lena, Anne, Lydia, Janet, and her brothers Dave and Cornie. She was predeceased by her husband Stanley, her mother, father and brothers Abe, John and Peter.

A visitation will be held at 10:00 AM at Zentner Funeral Homes (4079 First Street West Claresholm, AB) on September 12th, 2020 followed by a funeral service at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow at the Carmangay Cemetery.

The family would like to thank all the staff at the Willow Creek Continuing Care Center for their wonderful care. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Willow Creek Continuing Care Centre (PO Box 700, 4221 8 Street West, Claresholm, Alberta, T0L 0T0).

Condolences may be made at http://www.zentnerfuneralhomes.com



PETER JAMES CHRISTENSEN, “PETE”, beloved husband of Elizabeth and father to Erica, Sariah, Brosie, Mara, and Archie, passed away on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at the age of 46 years.

Friends may meet with the family from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 5, 2020 at Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home, 703 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge. The Funeral Service will be held on the Christensen Family Farm in Welling, Alberta on Saturday, September 5 at 1:30 p.m. – 213015, Township Road 64.

Masks will be mandatory. Interment will follow in the Temple Hill Cemetery, Raymond.

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


Don’t Tie His Shoes – Katai’nao’si

On August 28th, 2020 our family and friends lost a humble cowboy, JOHNNY DAY RIDER SR.

The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, September 4, 2020 at 1:00 P.M. Johnny Sr. will be laid to rest in the St. Catherine’s Cemetery.

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Monica left us to be with her father the evening of March 19, 2020.

Monica is survived by her mother, brothers and sisters in Calgary, as well as many co-workers and friends at the Lethbridge College where she taught, the Friends of the Library where she volunteered, and her card making group where she played.

Monica was born, raised and educated in Saskatchewan and her life was devoted to her teaching career. She took great satisfaction in watching her students learn and grasp that which they were taught. Her free time was spent with her dog in her garden where she enjoyed long hours tending her plants and flowers.

Monica was kind, generous and a joy to be with. Her absence was, is and will forever be keenly felt by all who knew her and were touched by her.

The “Monica Ekvall Memorial Award” has been created in her honour at the Lethbridge College and if you wish to make a donation, please visit http://www.lethbridge college.ca/give


JOSEPH MICHAEL FEKETE, beloved husband of Carol Fekete, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, August 28, 2020 at the age of 85 years old.

Besides Carol, his beloved wife of 57 years, Joe is survived by his son Grant Fekete, his brother Louis (Barbara) Fekete, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Joe was predeceased by his daughter Lori Fekete.

At Joe’s request, there will be no formal Funeral Service. Joe asked to be remembered privately by family and friends.

Cremation entrusted to Cornerstone Funeral Home.

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VERLA FLEXHAUG passed away in Coaldale on September 1, 2020. She is survived by her husband Monte Flexhaug and her two daughters; Cheree (Dale) Pickering and Suzanne (Charles) Jarvie.

A Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 8 at 2:00 p.m. at Salmon and Sons Funeral Home. Due to the Covid restrictions if you wish to attend the service please call Salmon and Sons Funeral Home at 403-381-0590 to register.

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visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca



March 6, 1925 – August 29, 2020

AILEEN GLADSTONE, IIPITSOH’KOMI (First Thunder) passed away on August 29, 2020 at the age of 95 years at the Cardston Hospital.

She will be sadly missed by her Mighty Five Daughters -Alexis Gladstone, Rosie Jane (Ira Tailfeathers – deceased), Brenda Gail (Melvin Fox), Rowena Shirley (Dean / Smokey Many Guns) and Bernice (Scott Heavy Runner), and adopted son Tom Hofer; her grandchildren – Cal (Terri), Blaine (Christy), Chase (Shanel), David (Xochilt), Jina, Charles (Ellen), Stephen, Tara (Lyle), Amber (Kyle), Brandy (Hamza), and her great grandchildren – Kale, Kadence, Shaliya, Brendan, Calista, Edwin, Brianna, Lukus, Alisha, Kira, Mayzlee, Xyrhl, Tila, Scarlett, Gracie, Richter, Kittie, Shadow, Slater, and Karl, and sister Rena Sinclair, and Sister-in-laws, Doreen (John) Garvey; Pauline (Hugh) Dempsey. Predeceased by her beloved husband Horace Gladstone (Makoyiitsikin); her father – Anthony Ayoungman, by her mother – Rosie Ayoungman (Yellow Fly); brothers, Arthur (Nora), Harry (Doris), Roy (Marie), Her sisters Mildred Back Fat, Alice (Aldophus), Brother-in-law Bill Sinclair. Her in-laws were the late Akainaamahka Senator James Gladstone, Pokotan Janie Gladstone (Healy), brother in-law Fred (Edith); Lloyd Gladstone; Nora (Ed) Baldwin; Lucy (Enis) Swite; and foster son Matthew Aberdeen.

Aileen grew up on the Siksika Reserve. She went to the Old Sun Residential School till Grade 8. When she left school she had to take care of her dear Mother Rosie who suffered from a spinal injury for several years. Then she moved to Calgary and worked at Mount Royal College, then returned to Siksika and worked at the Native Hospital. While she was in Calgary, she met the love of her life, her future husband Horace at the Calgary Stampede. They had a long courtship of seven years before they got married. Their marriage vows were all in Blackfoot and Family said it was a grand day as the Ayoungman and Gladstone Families witnessed this Special Day. They moved and started to raise their family and had Five daughters. They were married for over 50 years until Horace’s passing.

Mom was a very social person; wherever we went she made friends. She always had a smile and had a way with people. She had many friends. Our parents loved to travel and Mother loved going to Pow Wows all over North America. Mom and Dad taught us the importance of Family and made sure we knew our Family and always there for Family; Weddings, Funerals, and any time that they were needed or could help Family out. We moved around as Dad’s jobs required him to move alot. My Mother was able to set up her home in different places in Alberta. We admired her for her courage to leave home and live in remote places like Habay to stand by Dad. Mother was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

Our Mother opened her home to having students stay with us. She fondly remembered them and would talk and reminisce about her memories of each of them; Patsy, Barbara, Angie, Clara, Roma, Elnora and our foster brother Matthew. Mom was very encouraging, supportive, gave her family and friends unconditional love. Mom cared for her family and extended family and opened her doors to visitors and Family. We shared mother with everyone as People would adopt her as their Mother. She had a great sense of humor. She often joked with her health care workers (Wilma, Susan and Frankie) who assisted with her care at home.

Mom was well respected by her friends and associates. She kept in touch with her Lion friends until they passed on. She was a very faithful friend, a loyal friend for life.

Mother will be missed by her Family and Friends and we are grateful to all those that have reached out to us to give us their condolences. We would like to mention how grateful we were that Alexis retired early from her nursing career to take care of Mom and to help her to be with us as long as she was. Alexis was an excellent nurse. Mom was blessed with Alexis’s diligent care. We all pitched in to help Our Mother out. She was our World and she made sure that she continued the Family Traditions that Dad and her had done prior to his passing. Mother had a very sharp mind and knew birthdays, anniversaries and loved Hockey. She was amazing knowing names and plays and she loved her Oilers. Aileen was a strong, devout Anglican and very much involved in the Anglican Cursillo movement.

The Wake service will be held at the Legacy Funeral home, Cardston, on Friday September 4th, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held in St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Blood Reserve on Saturday, September 5th at 11:00 a.m. with Archdeacon Sidney Black and Archbishop Greg Kerr-Wilson.

Interment to follow in St. Paul’s Cemetery, Blood Reserve. Friends and Family are invited to pick up their lunch at the Anglican Church after the Church Service in the tent provided.

If Friends and Family desire, memorial tributes in Aileen’s name can be made directly to the St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Box 302, Cardston, AB. TOK OKO. You can also send tributes in Mother’s name to Legacy Funeral Home. The wake service will be available on live streaming and the funeral service will be available for viewing after the Funeral Service. Go to the Legacy Funeral Home website and look for Aileen Gladstone and you will have a link that you click on to view Our Precious Mother Aileen’s wake and funeral.

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


MURRAY DENNIS LUMLEY, beloved husband of the late Lenora Lumley, passed away peacefully at home and surrounded by his family, on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at the age of 91 years.

He is lovingly remembered by his daughter, Iris (Pat) Archibald; his sons, Don (Marni), Dale (Betty), Dean (Valerie), Lawrence (Renee) and Darrell (Robin) Lumley; 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; his sister Myrna (Slim) Clements; brothers, Don, Lorne, Ken and Joe (Jean) as well as many nieces, nephews and wonderful friends.

Along with his wife Lenora, dad was predeceased by his parents, Hugh and Doreen Lumley and brothers, Bill, Alan and Barry.

Dad was born on August 31, 1929 in Riverhurst, Sask. In 1947 the family moved to the Lethbridge area and dad worked whatever jobs he could find from an early age. He worked on farms, drove dynamite trucks and did warehouse work at Western Canada Hardware and Explosives Ltd., was a stock handler for Lethbridge Stockyards and then a Commissionaire, to name a few. He was forced to quit work in his early 40s because of health problems resulting in many surgeries over the years.

Dad married Lenora, the love of his life, on December 27, 1952 and just before he shipped overseas to Korea. He came home after serving 14 months and became a dedicated member of the Korea Veterans Association.

Dad loved to garden and was extremely proud of everything he grew. He was a good mechanic and could fix almost anything with an engine. Dad was also an excellent carpenter. In 1965 he moved the family to a small acreage in the Coalhurst area where he raised some livestock and grew his bountiful garden. Dad was a lifetime member of and kept busy with the Hilltoppers Gymkhana Club. He had a deep baritone voice and could often be heard singing or whistling while milking the cows. Dad loved to fish, hunt and camp and had many great trips with his family and friends. He was also an avid cribbage player and always enjoyed a good game or two. He usually won and quite often “skunked” his opponents.

Our family would like to thank the caregivers from Lethbridge Family Services, the Coalhurst Firefighters and the Lethbridge Ambulance Service for all the great care dad received. Also thank you to Dr. Michael Cunningham for his skilled compassion and support for the past few years.

A Come and Go Reception to celebrate dad’s life will be held at the LUMLEY FARM, on Saturday, September 5, 2020 from 1:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M. in one of the areas he took the most pride in – “Dad’s Camp Kitchen”.

In lieu of flowers and in memory of Murray, please consider a donation to STARS (Box 570, Calgary, AB, T2E 8M7).

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


It is with great sadness that the family of DONNA ANNE MAGIERA announces her passing on August 31, 2020.

Donna was born in Burnaby, BC on August 11, 1956 to Heinz and Marjorie Magiera. She spent her early years living in BC. While living in BC, Donna had 2 sons, Mike & Joey.

In 1995 Donna moved to Southern Alberta settling in Lethbridge. Here she met her lifelong companion & best friend Colin.

Donna enjoyed the outdoors and Colin & her took many camping/fishing holidays through Alberta & BC.

Donna found her niche in cooking & graduated from LCC culinary program.

Donna will be forever lovingly remembered by Colin Heckford longtime companion; sons Mike, Joey (Emily); father Heinz; sister Doreen (Stewart); brother Richard (Janice); furry friends Heidi & Rupert as well as numerous extended family & friends. She was predeceased by: her mom Marjorie; her step mom Jessie & sister Debbie.

At Donna’s request no service will be held.

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Rita McEwen

1941 – 2020

Rita Denise McEwen passed quietly on Sunday August 30, 2020 at age 78, in Lethbridge, Alberta where she was a long-term resident and a cherished member of the community. Rita was born in Shaunavon, Saskatchewan on September 3rd, 1941. She was predeceased by her first husband, Gordon Roy Masson in 1972. She married Fredrick Nash McEwen in 1975, and he predeceased her in 2007.

Rita is survived by her brother Louis Damphousse, and her children Richard Masson (Cathy), Marilyn Meyer (Marlin) and Heather Masson. Rita and Fred welcomed many children into their home over several decades, and both of her daughters continue to do the same. All of her children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and great-grandchildren benefited from her love and guidance and will greatly miss her.

Rita worked for many years, including at the Lethbridge Herald, Alberta Sugar Beet Growers’ Association and Alberta Mental Heath. She was also active in many organizations, including the Alberta Foster Parent’s Association, Nord-Bridge Seniors Centre and the Pioneer Pemican Club, where she was instrumental in publishing its history book. Rita loved dancing, camping, golfing and crafts such as paper tole, painting, and sewing. After retiring and Fred’s passing, she traveled extensively including to Europe, the Caribbean, China, and Hawaii. Rita’s greatest love was her family and she cherished family get togethers that filled the house with happiness and unconditional love.

A private Funeral Service (by invitation only) will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, September 15th, 2020 at Martin Brothers. It will be live streamed at https://www.fhwebsites.org/ymb/obituary/Rita-McEwen. Please phone or text Marilyn Meyer at 403-315-2327 if you would like to attend in person.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations in Rita’s memory can be made to the Alberta Foster and Kinship Association/Brownell Children’s Retreat #303, 9488 51st Ave, NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 5A6.

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MARIE HENRIETTE “MARIETTE” MOROZ, passed away peacefully at the St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit, on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at the age of 86 years, knowing she was loved.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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MARVIN GLEN WICHERS, the beloved husband of Debbi Visser-Wichers, of Lethbridge, passed away at St. Michael’s Care Centre on Thursday, September 3rd, 2020, at the age of 52 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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