October 24th, 2020

SATURDAY, October 10, 2020


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on October 10, 2020.

CURLY RIDER

MARTIN CURLY RIDER SR., husband of Judy Curly Rider, passed away in Lethbridge, AB on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at the age of 79 years.

A Wake Service will be held at New Life Fellowship Church in Little Chicago, Blood Reserve, AB on Friday, October 16th, from 6:00 pm. continuing all night.

The Funeral Service will be held at New Life Fellowship Church in Little Chicago, Blood Reserve, AB on Saturday, October 17th, 2020 at 11:00 am. Interment in the Pioneer Cemetery.

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


GROSS

Donald Wayne Gross, beloved husband of Rita, was born in Taber on September 10, 1950 to Philip and Dorothy Gross. He passed away suddenly on October 4, 2020.

Don started his career with Alberta Agriculture in 1969 as a surveyor. He then went on to drafting and was promoted to Irrigation Technologist where he monitored irrigation rehabilitation and construction of new projects. There were many changes in his work over the next 46 years. He was a hard worker and had a great rapport with the managers of the irrigation districts and he was willing to take on any task that was given him. In the later years of his career he expanded the water quality program. He was very proud of his accomplishments. He had a well-rounded life and in his spare time he involved himself in various sports.

Don was a great believer of Family History and arranged several family reunions and enjoyed them for many years.

Don’s family was very proud of him and he was dearly loved. He is survived by his loving wife, Rita; his daughters, Kristina and Sandi (Steve); two grandchildren, Samantha and Ryan; his sister, Mona Ottenbreit (Jim); his sister, Darla Felske (Brent) and a brother, Darren Gross.

Don was predeceased by his parents, Philip and Dorothy Gross; a niece, Shelly Pauletto; a niece, Kassia Weiss; a brother-in-law, Karl Weiss; a sister-in-law, Ingrid Weiss and his in-laws, Alfred and Anna Weiss.

Cremation has been entrusted to Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home.

A Celebration of Don’s life will be held at a later date.

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


HARTLEY

It is with deep sadness that the family of JUNE HARTLEY announce her passing on Thursday, October 8, 2020 at the age of 88 years. A private family service will be held. Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston assisting the family.


Shirley Johnston

1941 – 2020

Mrs. Shirley Johnston of Milk River, beloved wife of the late Mr. Charles Johnston, passed away at the Milk River Health Centre, on Friday, October 9, 2020, at the age of 79 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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Albert “Al” Daniel Laplante

1938 – 2020

Albert (Al) Daniel Laplante of Lethbridge, Alberta died on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at the age of 82. Al passed away peacefully with his sons and daughter by his side after one week in hospital following a severe stroke.

One of eight children, Al was born in Vimy, Alberta on October 1, 1938 to parents Emile and Therese Laplante.

Al is survived by his four children Dan (Karen), Carmen, Dave (Dusty) and Al Laplante; grandchildren Cadence, Claire and Sam, Brett, Luc, Jamin, Jesse and Rylan Laplante; sisters Alice Ranks and Rita Frost and brother Joseph Laplante. All held him in the highest regard and loved him dearly.

Al is also survived by his first wife Patricia Laplante of Calgary; dear friend Annabelle Herle of Lethbridge and predeceased by his second wife Pat Laplante of Lethbridge.

Al earned an undergraduate and a Master’s degree from the University of Alberta’s Civil Engineering program. His career included both private and public sector work, culminating in the position of founding Chairman of the Civil Engineering Technology program at Lethbridge Community College. Upon retirement he established the Al Laplante Scholarship for Civil Engineering Technology Students which has benefitted many students to date.

A skilled and passionate hockey player, Al had an illustrious career on the ice as well. He was a top scoring player for the U of A Golden Bears, the Edmonton Oil Kings, and the Lacombe Rockets. He played against the Russians in a European tour with the Rockets and turned down an offer to join to the Detroit Red Wings organization in favour of returning to university to complete his Master’s degree.

If asked, Al would say his greatest accomplishments were not his engineering career or his hockey legacy but being a father and grandfather. He always showed keen interest and pride in all his children and grandchildren’s accomplishments and never tired of bragging about them.

In retirement Al was an active and proud member of the Knights of Columbus Council #5726 and he enjoyed golf, playing competitive bridge, and travelling to warmer climes to get out of Canadian winters.

The world has lost an ever optimistic, cheerful, generous spirit.

Due to Covid restrictions, a private family funeral service will be held for Al at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, with Father Kevin Tumback, officiating. Al’s family invite you to please watch the service via livestream at the Martin Brothers website under Al’s obituary. Inurnment will take place in the Mountain View Cemetery.

The family would like to suggest that anyone wishing to honor our Father’s lifelong commitment to family and community consider donating to the Al Laplante Scholarship for Civil Engineering at Lethbridge College. Please send donations to the Development Office, Lethbridge College, 3000 College Drive S, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1K 1L6 or on-line at http://www.lethbridgecollege.ca/give

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


MACLEAN

MARIE LILLIAN MACLEAN, the beloved wife of the late William Donald “Don” Maclean, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at home, on October 6, 2020 at the age of 87 years.

A Memorial Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 1:00 P.M. with Rev. Terry Shillington officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, kindly RSVP your attendance to Cornerstone at 403-381-7777 or care@cornerstonefh.ca. 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


Joyce Owen

1921 – 2020

Joyce Owen, passed away peacefully on October 2, 2020. Joyce was born on February 23, 1921 in Lethbridge to Scott and Anne Davis

A Private funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, October 10, 2020, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. The family invites you to watch the service via livestream on the Martin Brothers website.

Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations can be made to GARD (Grassroots Assistance In Rural Development); http://www.canada helps.org or mailed to 35832 Heatherstone Place, Abbotsford, BC V3G 1E6, or a charity of your choice.

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


PLATO

LANE ARTHUR PLATO passed away in Lethbridge, on October 7, 2020 at the age of 48 years.

He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

As per Lane’s request, no service will be held.

To send a condolence, please

visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca


RODZINYAK

MONICA HELEN RODZINYAK, of Lethbridge, passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 after a brief battle with illness. She was 80 years young.

Prayers will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, on Tuesday, October 13th, at 7:00 P.M.

A Funeral Mass will be held at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge on Wednesday, October 14th, at 10:00 A.M., with Father Kevin Tumback, Celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Lethbridge.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, kindly RSVP your attendance to Cornerstone at 403-381-7777 or care@cornerstonefh.ca. Seating will be limited to 90 guests. Facemasks are mandatory and will be available upon entry.

Both the Prayer Service and Funeral Mass will be livestreamed and can be accessed via Monica’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


SCHILE

JAMES (JAY) ANDREW SCHILE, beloved husband of Barbara Schile, passed away peacefully in Fort Macleod, AB on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at the age of 74 years.

The family will hold a Private Memorial on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 2 P.M. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society 200-325 Manning Road NE, Calgary, AB., T2E 2P5.

All are invited to attend the service via live stream at http://www.edensfuneralhome.com/ obituary/James-Schile

Condolences may be sent through http://www.edensfuneralhome.com


Barbara “Jean” Tallow

Aisokinakiaakii – Nurse

March 3, 1942 – October 5, 2020

Jean was born on March 3, 1942 in Saint Ignatius, Montana and passed away peacefully on October 5, 2020 in Lethbridge, AB at the age of 78. She leaves to mourn her loving husband of 58 years Hugh Tallow and Daughters, Wendy, Ann (Levi), Treena, Kelli (Sean). Sons Butch (Brenda), Ronni (Teresa), Adopted Daughter Rhonda (Charlie). Only sibling George (Maggie) and Cousin Diane (Art), Stepmother Donna. Grandchildren: Darby (Tom), Montana (Jace), Iron (Kira), Phoenix, Kyle (Lydia), Cheyenne (Bo), Ty, Dakota (Conroy), Rabe (Rochelle), Keana (Sage), Elyjah, Neveah, Rygel, Adonis, Scotty, Jordie, Jay, Otis, Dawn, Cody (Allison), Darcy (Tracy), Sharlee (Frank), Chris (Lorrine) RJ, Dagmar, Shawna, Great-grandchildren: Elora, Kairi, Tealyn, Hughie, Esrom, Talea, Rhea, Kylia, Raine, Stran, Austin, Nevada, Sienna, Carson, Trey, Cane, Hanna, Chakoda, Cassius, Ty, Doogie, Layton, Billy, Riley, Jake, Clay, Huckley, Augustus “Gus”. Great-Great-Grandchild Kolton. Nieces and Nephews: Dewayne, Victoria, Patty (Larry), Dorothy “Punk”, Jim “Shorty” (Dale), Susan (John), Warren. Predeceased by her Father Floyd “Nels” McQueen and Mother Agnes Liberty, Stepmother Helen McQueen, Father and Mother in-law Cecil and Minnie Tallow. Sister and Brother in-laws Dorothy (Chris) Christenson, Jenny (Jim) Nelson, Grandson Christy Healy, paternal and maternal grandparents.

Jean was a tribal member of the Salish and Kootenia Tribe and grew up in Dixon, Mt with her mother Agnes, brother George and maternal relatives. Jean later was sent to Seattle Washington after she became sick with Tuberculous Meningitis. Jean remained in Seattle where she graduated from Ballard High School. After graduation Jean moved to Canada to work with the children at the St. Paul’s Anglican Church. Unaware the experience would transcend her role as mother and matriarch within the Blood Tribe and surrounding communities. Set up on a blind date by the Anglican priest, she met the love of her life Hugh Tallow. Jean and Hugh married on April 28, 1962 in Cardston, AB. They started a wonderful life, welcoming four girls and creating a legacy of love, joy, passion, and family values. Her smile, humor and energy always radiated to those around her. We often found her working in the community spending much of her compassion and love all those she could. Jean embodied a mission as social worker and teacher supporting children and their families. She always managed to provide everyone a second home to children within her warm hugs. Jean was a fearless spirit, challenging her grandchildren to face their fear on the biggest, scariest rides at the amusement parks. Her love for nature and animals was the foundation of her being, as she would continually demonstrate these qualities to her family and others. Jeans was the glue that kept our family connected. We love her and miss her deeply. We can only hope to one day; love, play, and connect as deeply as she did.

A wake service will be held on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at the residence of Hugh Tallow, Blood Reserve from 5:00 – 11:00 pm. The funeral service will be held on Thursday October 15, 2020 at Legacy Funeral Home at 11:00 am.

(Due to COVID-19 restrictions a limited number will be allowed into the service.)

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


WEBSDALE

SIDNEY THOMAS WEBSDALE

It is with a very heavy heart that we announce the passing of Sid Websdale on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at the age of 67.

Sid will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 46 years. Linda and his children Lyle (Colleen), Neil (Shelley) and Crystal. He will also be fondly remembered by his seven grandchildren; Austin, Tyler, Kayden, Kiera, Hunter, Sydney and Isla, by his sister Lynette (Ken) Dean and his brother-in-law’s Leonard and Jim (Vivian) Ragan.

Sid was an avid outdoorsman at heart. He was always happy to teach and share his passion and knowledge of hunting, fishing, camping and trail riding.

He was a perfectionist which led to many successes throughout his careers, Sid’s Welding and Country Kitchen Catering. He also took special pride with his green thumb and his immaculate yard and garden.

Sid’s love for his family and friends brought him tremendous joy. He loved them unconditionally and his faith in God never waivered.

There are no words to express how deeply he will be missed every single day.

Due to the covid-19 restrictions, a private family service will be held.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.salmonandsons.ca


WEISTRA

HARM “HARRY” K. WEISTRA, beloved partner of Linda Couchman of Barons, passed away at the Claresholm Health Centre, on August 27, 2020 at the age of 66 years.

Besides his loving partner Linda, Harry is survived by his children James (Angelica) Zucchiatti of Barons and Megan Weistra of Fort Saskatchewan, two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was also survived by his siblings: Ed (Vilma) Weistra, Cory (Jessie) Kurtz and Rob (Cindi) Weistra.

Harry was a mechanic and fisherman extrordinaire.

Relatives and friends are invited to the meet with the family at ELINOR CEMETERY (travel 5 kms north of Barons on hwy 23, then turn west on hwy 520 for 8 kms. Turn north on RR 24-4 for 0.8 kms) on Sunday, October 11, 2020 at 1:30 P.M. with Pastor Harold Cooper officiating.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Gladys Wiebe-Vaselenak

1932 – 2020

Gladys Wiebe-Vaselenak, beloved wife of the late Donald E. Vaselenak, and the late Abe Wiebe, passed away peacefully at home, on October 6, 2020, at the age of 87 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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

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