May 19th, 2024

THURSDAY, October 1, 2020

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on October 1, 2020.

Dwain Beesley

1942 – 2020

Mr. Dwain Beesley of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Linda Beesley passed away at home on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at the age of 78 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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ANNA CAMPBELL, beloved wife Allen Campbell, passed away in Hill Spring, AB on Monday, September 28, 2020 at the age of 84 years.

Friends may meet the family at the Legacy Funeral Home on Thursday, October 1st, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. A Graveside Service will be held at the Hill Spring Cemetery on Friday, October 2nd, at 1:00 p.m.

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Ravona Colleen Mason

May 15, 1973 – September 21, 2020

Early on the morning of September 21, 2020 our beloved daughter, sister, and aunt, Ravona Colleen Mason (Leenie) stepped into eternity.

A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta with Pastor Gerald Spoor of Vernon officiating. For those who wish to watch the service via livestream, please visit

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CAROLYN EDITH (LOOSE) MEHEW, beloved wife of the late Wayne Mehew, of Magrath, passed away surrounded by her four daughters at the Prairie Ridge Good Sams in Raymond on Monday, September 28, 2020 at the age of 79 after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s.

Carolyn was born to Ervin & Hope Loose of Magrath, AB on November 22, 1940. She grew up on the family farm and completed school in Magrath. She then attended the Calgary General Hospital Nursing program for one year. In 1960, she married Leonard Wayne Mehew. They lived in Welling, AB before moving to the Del Bonita farm in 1963 where she raised her four daughters.

She is survived by her daughters, Kate (Carl Coventry) Clarke, Pam (Mike) Lloyd, Gwen (Robert) Holzwarth and Becky (Bruce) Tricsli. She was also blessed with ten grandsons and three great-grandchildren.

Carolyn was a feisty redhead who embraced life. She loved adventure and was a lifelong learner; there was always one or two projects on the go. Dad and his Harley were waiting for Mom on September 28, 2020, as Uncle Johnny said, “There was one heck of a party.”

A heartfelt thanks to the staff of Prairie Ridge Good Sams in Raymond for all the love and tender care she received.

A Visitation will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 St. S, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, October 2, 2020 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

A Graveside Service will be held at the MAGRATH CEMETERY on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 11:00 AM with Patrick Siedlecki officiating.

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JOEY DWAYNE MORNING OWL, passed away on September 26th, 2020 in Lethbridge, AB at the age of 35 years. A Candlelight Vigil will be held on Thursday, October 1st at 7:00 pm at the Civic Ice Center (905 – 6th Ave. South, Lethbridge). A Wake Service will be held at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Friday, October 2nd from 4:00 – 8:00 pm. A Viewing will be held at Legacy Funeral Home on Saturday, October 3rd from 11:00 – 1:00 pm with the Funeral Service to follow at 1:00 pm. Interment in the St. Paul’s Cemetery.

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Dennis Pard


(Runs Among the Buffalo)

October 6, 1934 – September 25, 2020

Proud Member of Piikani Nation

Grandpa Dennis quietly saddled up his white mare and rode off peacefully to the mountains on Friday, September 25, 2020 to meet his late beloved wife Rosemary Pard. Our most valuable treasure has begun his journey to be with Creator on Friday. Left to mourn are his loving children: Carolyn (Gordon) Little Mustache, Pam (Clayton) Small Legs, Glenda (Kevin) Crowshoe, Fabian Pard, Danny Pard, and Tricia Pard (Pat Bad Eagle). He also leaves his legacy of 18 grandchildren, and 45 great-grandchildren. Also, left to mourn are his sisters: Martha Smith, Mary Pard, Diana Weasel Fat, Charlene Wolfe-Pard and Louise English. Sister-in-laws: Beatrice Little Mustache, Margaret Devine, Gertrude Smith and brother-In-law Merle Smith. Dennis was a dedicated and active member in all aspects to Piikani Nation and our surrounding communities.

Dennis touched the lives of many people through his hard work, humbleness, faith, kindness, generosity, humour, and wit. Dennis was strongly devoted to his family, his home, the church and the many companies he worked for such as Johnson Sawmill, Canadian Pacific Railway, Peigan Board of Education, and our Black Horse Society. Dennis will be forever missed and loved by all.

A Celebration of Life for Dennis Pard will commence with a Piikani Traditional departure service at Snodgrass on Friday, October 2, 2020 at 1:00 p.m followed by a wake service at Dennis and Rose Pard’s residence. Funeral service will be on Saturday, October 3, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Catholic Church on Piikani Nation. Feast to follow at the home of Dennis and Rose Pard.

Snodgrass Funeral Home assisting the Pard family

with the funeral arrangements (403)627-4864


Dustin Riley Spear Chief


September 4, 1993 – September 23, 2020

Dustin (Aapsstawata-Scraping White) was born on September 4, 1993 and passed away on September 23, 2020 in Lethbridge, AB at the age of 27. He is survived by parents Shawn and Karen Shade, siblings Sage (Keana), Montana (Jace), Colton (Jaylynn), Kesse, and Mataya Shade.

He leaves to mourn his passing maternal aunts Debbie (Gavin) Anderson, Tricia (Bryon) Spearchief; maternal uncle Sean Scout; paternal uncles Todd, JJ, Willie (Jasmine), Kevin (Beth); paternal aunts Trina (Buckshot), Corrine (David), Candace (Ivan); paternal grandparents Barry & Ronni Shade and Christine Shade; nieces and nephews Chayton, Kasen, Callie, Zuhkai, & Tealyn.

He was predeceased by his infant daughter Addison, sister Makai Shade, maternal grandparents Martin and Alma Scout, cousins Shania Scout, Kadence Black Star; maternal great-grandparents Allen and Isabel Spearchief; paternal grandfather Ervin Shade; paternal uncles Tyson Shade, Stephen Heavy Runner, Alvin Bull Calf, Keith Day Chief Jr; paternal aunts Marilyn Shade, Ida Hunt; cousins Austin and Darby Shade; paternal great-grandparents Harry & Agnes Shade.

At a very young age Dustin was a cool kid with style. He was a polite and respectful person. As a kid he played minor hockey up to midgets, attended provincial and Treaty 7 games. He was also scouted to play with Sunchild at Native Provincials in Edmonton. When he moved to Lethbridge, Calgary, and Edmonton, he would pack his stick and skates and try to skate anytime he could. He formed a bond with his Blackfoot Emersion teacher Mrs. Agnes First Charger. He would often come home with new words his mom and dad didn’t even know; she taught him the Blackfoot prayer and was called upon to pray during special family dinners. He always had space in his big heart for all elders. At family gatherings, he would often sit and visit with his great aunties and uncles, many times he would sit in his favourite position, on the ground with his legs crossed, ready to listen, or telling funny stories that usually started with his distinct chuckle. Dustin had a genuine interest in our Blackfoot culture, often attending sweats and ceremonies. In 2005, he was given his Indian name. Grandpa Ervin named him “Aapsstawata” (Scraping White). He had much pride in his name and carried it well. Because of the path he followed and his outgoing attitude, he was able to make friends easy and form lifelong friendships. Dustin loved his siblings and he would tell them stories about his adventures and about the people he met along the way; including the time he went to Vegas with the Many Fingers and got a pedicure with Verna. The manner in which he told stories about being a pipeliner, you could tell he was proud and loved what he did; he grew fond of the welders and was seriously thinking about pursuing a career in welding. After finding out he was ill, he wanted to go back to school at the U of L and go into the social work field. He loved people and helping people, that was his true calling.

One of his dreams was to attend an electric music festival in Las Vegas called EDC. This got him interested in DJing. He was hired to DJ at a few night clubs in Lethbridge and to do personal events in Siksika and for weddings. He wanted to pursue DJing professionally but was called to work from the oil and gas industry. Other interests include boating with his late grandpa Martin, camping and fishing with friends and family in the mountains, and family gatherings. He travelled to powwows with his grandma Alma and great auntie Gertrude. Dustin had a very special relationship with his grandma Alma; she helped raise him and was always there for him. He also travelled with his grandparents Alma and Martin to Albuquerque, Las Vegas, and the Grand Canyon. Out on the Shade Rodeo Ranch, Dustin learned how to work hard and handle bucking horses; he did all ranch chores with his dad, brother and uncles, Todd, JJ, Willie, Kevin, and the late Tyson. At a young age he started his apprenticeship of head man with his cousin Austin, under the guidance of their uncles. Doing colts in the fall, they would dare each other until someone would finally jump on the head, and after that they would find their grove. Dustin grew fast and into a big man. From colts he graduated to being head man with Tyson at Springtime during the cutting of the studs. He would often tell friends and family about his head holding technique of twisting the neck and looking ’em in the eye. He was proud of being a member of Shade and Sons Rodeo and begun raising his own bucking horses he got from his dad and uncle Willie. Dustin and Colton helped their uncles Willie and Todd get in the last bunch of horses for the spring roundup. With his hard work ethic, skills, and PhD (Post Hole Digging) in hand, he found work in the oil and gas industry with Dunwald & Fleming Pipeline. Dustin and Colton were certified coaters for the company and were being trained to operate machinery. It took Dustin very little time to work his way up to lead hand. Most times being the guy leaning on the shovel bossing people around. There were times he would butt heads with his boss, and it was his true nature that kept him from getting canned. Dustin looked forward to being a father, but after losing his daughter Addison, he focused on being an uncle and devoted his love and attention to nephew Zuhkai. Dustin was consistent, friendly, truthful, and respectful to all. Dustin would like to thank the healthcare staff, the ICU team, specialists, nurses, and the doctors that made him comfortable and treated him with dignity at the Lethbridge Chinook Regional Hospital.

A Family Service will be held at the Tanner Senior’s Center (260 1 St W, Cardston) on Thursday, October 1st from 4:00 – 5:30 pm. The Wake Service will then be held at Christine Shade’s residence, Blood Reserve from 6:00 pm – continuing all night. A viewing will be held at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Friday, October 2nd from 9:00 – 11:00 am with the Funeral Service to follow at 11:00 am. Interment in the Shade Family Cemetery.

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