May 17th, 2024

TUESDAY, November 24, 2020

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on November 24, 2020.

Joylane Bullock
1932 – 2020

 It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to our loving mother, Joylane Anna Bullock who passed away in Lethbridge on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at the age 88 years.
  As a result of the restrictions regarding COVID-19, and the government’s recommendations a private funeral service will be held at Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber on Tuesday, November 24, 2020. Burial to follow at the Barnwell Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at
 Joylane is survived by her daughter Dianne Jensen of Lethbridge and her children Ryan (Cynthia) Cradduck and Sally Cradduck; daughter Cathy (Terry) Kopp of Lethbridge and her children Chas (Mitch) Torrie and Charmin (Mike) Holt; son Ron (Lucy Anna) Jensen of Millet and his children Amy (Ron) Soetaert, Niels Jensen and Kalen (Adrienne) Jensen; grandson Kyle Fehr as well as her great grandchildren.  She is also survived by her sisters Madeleine (Richard) Campbell and Marilyn (Harry) Heinricks.
 She was predeceased by her husbands Robert Jensen and Calvin Bullock; son Sheldon Bullock; parents Steve and Mary Filgas; siblings Edward Filgas, Lloyd Filgas, Cecelia Bell and Rosella Bennett; sister-in-law Florence Filgas; brothers-in-law Darrell Bennett and Gordon Bell.
 Joylane was born November 2, 1932, growing up on the family farm in Purple Springs during the dirty thirties. Life was hard and it taught her to be thrifty and the value of hard work. She survived many health issues in her younger years. Mom was never idle and was always walking. Joylane worked at WR Myers High School as cleaning staff and later at the KFC in Taber. She always had a smile and a positive attitude. Joylane lived at the Clearview Lodge for many years which allowed her to be close to many of her lifelong friends. As a family we are very grateful to the staff there. You took great care of our mom, thank you.
 Mom is at peace and has returned home to her Heavenly Father.
 Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


JOHN MICHAEL CHAN, a former high school teacher, entrepreneur, artist, and resident of Lethbridge, AB passed away unexpectedly on November 20, 2020 at the age of 72.

John is survived by his wife, Judy Chan (nee Lee); their children, Rylan (Molly) Chan, Jasmine (Wayne) Burton, and Jade (Michael) Goodman and 14 grandchildren; his sister Linda (Don) Lu, Steven Chan, and Lisa Chan and loved by many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Bill and Lili Chan, and baby sister Chan.

John was a well-loved high school teacher in Raymond for nearly 30 years. He started multiple businesses and had a deep love of food and family. He was also a wonderful artist, best known for his many pointillism drawings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint Temples. John was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in many leadership capacities including two missions with his wife Judy to Hong Kong and New Brunswick.

A Viewing will take place on Tuesday, November 24 from 7:00-8:00pm at SALMON AND SONS FUNERAL HOME. Friends can also meet the family prior to the Funeral Service on November 25, 2020 from 10:00-10:45am at the CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS located at 2213 – 6 ‘A’ Avenue North, Lethbridge, AB. Please wait in your vehicle for a staff member to bring you inside, and please wear a mask.

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

A livestream of the Service will be available at the Salmon and Sons Website.

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FERN HEALY passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, November 20, 2020 at the age of 65 years.

A Family Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 St. S, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, November 27, 2020 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM.

A Wake will be held at FERN’S RESIDENCE (off of Highway 509 on the Blood Tribe) on Friday, November 27, 2020 from 7:00 PM and continuing all night.

A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME on Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 1:00 PM with Martin Eagle Child officiating. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, kindly RSVP your attendance to Cornerstone at 403-381-7777 or Seating will be limited to 40 guests. Facemasks are mandatory and will be available upon entry.

Fern will be laid to rest in One Spot Cemetery.

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It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of a husband, father, grandpa, brother, uncle and elder of the Kainai Nation, Mr. Edward Heavy Shield Jr. – Akaohkitopii. Dad passed away peacefully surrounded by Family and Friends at the Cardston Hospital. Dad is survived by his loving family, Special Companion: Deanna Black Plume, Children: Les (Emily) Heavy Shields, Darlene (Jim) Plume, Twylla (Lance) Little Shields, Sage (Keana) Shade, Karly (JL) Scout, Sabrina Many Bears, Silver Heavy Shields and Paul (Nadine) Goodstriker. His Loving Grandchildren: Kenny, Arlene (Todd), Talsa, Bambi, Logan, Joni (Shane) Marty, Fawn (Chad), Sable, Clay, Krissy (Shawn), RJ (Darcie), Cody (Mary), Shaw (Bailey), Carter (Kayla), Maizie (Ty). Cherished Great-Grandchildren: Ariel, Cole, Adrianna, Laz, Ken, Marie, Jr., Aiden, Kiera, Halle, Briere, Christian, Nixion, Darius, Lendrix, Dallas, Kodi Bree, Fallyn, Hayden, Cohen, Paisley, Calli, Conner, Weston, Kip Roze, Rhyle, Eddie, Khyler, Kenzi, Chayton, Kasen, Callie, Kyloe. Also survived by his siblings: Lena Russell (Late James Russell), Jordon HS, Evelyn (Les) Healy, Barb (Late Lyman Tail Feathers), Steven, Faye, Sharon Heavy Shields and Marilyn (Alphonse) Standing Alone.

Patrick (Alva) Black Plume, Wylie Weasel Moccasin, Lance, Pam and Leslie Black Plume. In-laws: Delphine Good Striker (Late Woodrow Good Striker Sr.), Alex (Mickey) Good Striker (Late Mildred Good Striker) and Emily (Muggs) Good Striker (Late Paul Day Chief), Rosanne Many Fingers, Rosaline Weasel Moccasin, Virginia Black Plume, Jerry (Joanne) Black Plume, Barry (Lorraine) Black Plume, Larry Black Plume, Phyllis Black Plume, Nina (Lee) Smith. Ed, as he known by family and his many friends, was a kind, gentle man who was a historian and a great storyteller. Those who had the opportunity to sit with him were sure to hear one of the many stories he shared as he painted a visual picture for the listener to feel and understand. His style of storytelling was passed down from his dad Eddie Sr. who was gifted with keeping the history of the Kainai people alive. Ed had the good fortune to sit and listen to many of the elders who spoke highly of our people, and to hear stories of laughter, sadness and the heroic antics of a great people. Ed always spoke highly of his parents, Eddie Sr. and Adelaide, who taught him many of his teachings, these same teachings he used to guide his children and others who were close to him. He learned, at an early age, the work ethics he carried with him throughout his entire life. His father taught him well.

Ed grew up in the Stand Off community and later lived with his parents at the ID ranch on the North end of the reserve. He grew to understand cattle and horses and spoke of his dad who had a set of branding irons that were used to brand livestock from one end of the reserve to the other. He later moved with his family near the Belly Buttes where he raised his children along with his growing herd of horses. As an employee of the BT Lands department, the late Steve Mistaken Chief guided Ed into the role as an eventual historian of tribal activities, landmarks and the histories of the many people he came into contact with. Ed could talk for hours on any given topic or subject related to his duties. Always a humble man, Ed never had anything bad to say about anyone. He would often share a story or two as a way of guiding the young to walk upon the proper paths of goodness and respectability. His gentle nature and soft-spoken voice were instilled in a man whose knowledge and understanding of the history of the Kainai Nation made him a treasure to be around. His good-natured laugh could be heard at any table he sat at with family and friends. Family was most important to Dad as he encouraged and participated in many activities with his sons/family and grandchildren, and more recently with his great-grandchildren. In Minor hockey, he coached each of his son’s hockey teams and both Ed and Marion spent numerous hours at the rink whether it was coaching or working the canteen. Dad also loved the sport of Rodeo and would be seen hauling horses to high school and IRCA rodeos. In his later years he team roped with sons and friends. Dad was proud of his Children/Grandchildren and Great grandchildren’s academic and sporting accomplishments and was always there to support them. 10 years ago Ed was called upon by his daughter Karli to smudge and pray over the grade six camp with Ecole St. Mary’s school. Because of his humble ways Ecole St. Mary’s called upon him every year since then to begin the grade six camp, with prayers, located at the Southern Alberta Bible camp near Champion. Due to health issues, Ed retired from his duties at the Lands dept., but he still maintained his ranch operation. He was called upon by the Horn Society where he was a bundle keeper with Patrick Black Plume, who is now the leader of the Horns. Ed’s humble and respectful nature would make people feel at ease when they approached him for prayers. Dad enjoyed his many visits, whether at the Blood Tribe Administration, mall or horse races to spend time with family and friends. The people of the Kainai Nation will surely miss a great man who had high regard and praise for people of all ages and backgrounds. Bibitdana, may you rest with the satisfaction of knowing you lived your life with honor, humility and respect. Ed was predeceased by his loving parents Eddie and Adelaide Heavy Shields. Marion Heavy Shields, Sons: Rudy and Murray Heavy Shields. Loving Daughter: Gina Marie Heavy Shields. Brothers: Herman (Isabel) Heavy Shields, Gordon (Okan) Heavy Shields, Mary (Lulu) Heavy Shields (Ed Borrasa), John Heavy Shields. In-laws: Frank & Beatrice Good Striker, Rosaline Shot Both Sides, Bernice Red Crow, Cordell Weasel Moccasin, Verna Sweet Grass, Francis Black Plume, Randal Black Plume, Russell Red Crow. Nieces and Nephews: Robbie Russell, Ramona Spear Chief, Hayden Heavy Shields, Lynel Tail Feathers, Jolaine Shade, Brad Heavy Shields, Alexis Good Striker. As Dad’s heart condition worsened these past few years, he had excellent care from Dr. Brian Low, Dr. Johnson, Dr. Walshe, Lethbridge Nursing Staff, Cardston Nursing Staff and Blood Tribe Homecare staff, including Corrine Scout and John Tallow. We are forever grateful for the excellent care our Dad received. The family apologizes for any names that were missed. Dad, we will miss you deeply and you will be forever in our hearts…

A Wake Service will be held at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Tuesday, November 24th, from 4:00 – 8:00 pm. The Wake will continue all night at Ed Heavy Shield’s residence. A Viewing will be held on Wednesday, November 25th, from 10:00 – 11:00 am with a Funeral Service to follow at 11:00 am. Interment in St. Catherine’s Cemetery. (Due to COVID regulations a limited number will be permitted into the service- please wear a mask)

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With heavy hearts we announce the passing of our mother, grandma, sister, auntie, niece, cousin and dear friend JOYCE MARIE NATALIA JOHNSON (née Strelioff). Mom fought many health battles over the last five years and had strength within her that we all marveled at. On November 18, she went home to be with the Lord.

Joyce will be forever missed but will be joining her parents Pauline and Peter Strelioff, her brother Len Strelioff, sister-in-law Grete, and numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, and great friends.

Joyce leaves behind her brothers, Wayne (Coleen); Henry (Leona) [their daughter Mila (John, Ella, Cameron) and son Evan (Dana, Luke, Callie), and Len’s daughters Susan (Jeff, Gracie), Tricia (Ireland) and Joanne (Les, Matthew, Addison)]; her daughters, Tanya (Dave) Kalashnikov and Paula; grandchildren Madeline and Jackson; as well as many other very special family members and great friends, all of whom will miss her generosity, love, support, and sense of humor. Her family and friends were her life and always her top priority until the day she passed. Although we are grieving our loss and feeling an incredible absence from our lives, we are so grateful for cherished memories that we will hold dear forever. Our grief is only outmatched by our love for her. May we live by her example of incredible strength, courage, determination and perseverance.

Joyce was the eldest of four children. She and her family lived in Arelee, SK on a farm where she attended Balmae School. In 1948 the family moved to Saskatoon. She attended Buena Vista School and Mayfair School where she won the General Proficiency Award for Grade 8 graduating class. She attended Bedford Road High School (1954 to 1958) where she played saxophone in the school and Lions band. She received an ARCT piano designation and played piano in her dad’s orchestra. She attended Teacher’s College in Saskatoon 1958/59 and Graduated College of Education University of Saskatchewan in 1966. She taught at Pleasant Point School, North Battleford McKitrick School, Saskatoon Greystone Heights, and Eastend. She married, and when daughter Tanya came along, she had just taken a new teaching assignment in Alberta. In Lethbridge, Joyce made many great friends and became very involved in the close-knit community, enjoying the curling, dances, card parties, music concerts, and other fine art performances. She was very involved with music programing for School District Number 51 and 9, and helped with many of their musical competitions and events. There was a home and garden to tend, and she took pride in all the extracurricular activities of her children. Joyce was always ready with a meal whenever people stopped by. She enjoyed time with friends and family and would always be up for a good family jam session. With her daughters almost grown, she ventured back into the classroom with the support of the St. Francis staff and students until her retirement.

Once retired, Joyce hosted and travelled the world extensively and most fondly with her Lethbridge chapter of Friendship Force. She dressed wildly with her all her Liddle Biddies from Crown Jewels of Canadian Society. She would spend the day gardening and all-night playing bridge. She enrolled every semester in LSCO classes and still had energy to cheer at horse shows, hockey, soccer, dance and school recitals. Joyce enjoyed catching up with former curlers and colleagues via Alberta Retired Teachers and reconnecting with Faculty Wives on Thursdays at The Kingsmen’s Ale House. She continued countless hours volunteering at the hospital, charity canvassing, and regularly attended church and luncheons of the Southern Alberta Council of Public Affairs. She always took great joy in filling her calendar and accepted every celebration invitation. She was always eager to help and support not only family and friends but anyone she saw in need; her kindness was truly her trademark.

The family would like to thank Dr. Strank, her In-Home Care Team, and all the wonderful staff at Peter Lougheed Centre, Chinook Regional Hospital, and St. Michael’s Health Centre for all their care, kindness and compassion during Joyce’s complex journey.

Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Covenant Health Foundation (contact Ben Kwan: or a charity of one’s choice.

Cremation has been entrusted to Cornerstone Funeral Home.

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THEODORE EDWARD MALMBERG, beloved husband of Jessie Malmberg of Picture Butte, passed away at home on Monday, November 23, 2020 at the age of 89 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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Donald Keith Miller, age 63, of Coaldale Alberta died peacefully, the evening of November 18, 2020, of a massive stroke in the Lethbridge Regional Hospital.

Don was born May 18, 1957 in York, Pennsylvania to the late Charles and Dorothy (Witmer) Miller. He married Mary Weaver in April 15, 1978, and they were blessed with seven children and twenty-eight grandchildren.
They moved to Tilley, Alberta in March of 1981. Their family relocated to Coaldale, Alberta in May, 1985. Don was called to the ministry for the Bethesda Mennonite Church in October of that year. He faithfully served there until his death.

He began Miller Lawn Care in 1987 and remained active in the business until his death.

He is survived by his wife Mary, of forty-two years, and all his children; Wesley (Tabitha) Miller of Belen, New Mexico, Delores (John Mark) Shenk of Belen, New Mexico, Linford (Rhoda) Miller of Ashland, Wisconsin, Dianne (Tim) Shaum of Coaldale, Alberta, Richard Miller of Coaldale, Alberta, Vernon (Marilyn) Miller of Two Hills, Alberta, Kervin (Krista) Miller of Coaldale, Alberta. He loved his family and very much enjoyed time spent with them. We treasure the legacy of faith he left behind for us.
His brothers and sisters are; Glenn & Anna Lois Miller of Bloomfield, New Mexico, (Betty) & Lee Schrock of Craig, Colorado, Marian and Nelson Torkelson of Pueblo Colorado, Dottie & Herb Torkelson of Duchess, Alberta, Paul & (Jean) of Spring Grove, Pennsylvania, Rhoda & Dallas Witmer of Tabio, Colombia, Ruthie & Daryl Bair of Quarryville, Pennsylvania, and Jim & Rhoda Miller of Tilley, Alberta.

He was preceded in death by an infant brother, Robert, both his parents, sister Betty, and sister-in-law Jean.

Due to current restrictions, a walk-through viewing will be held on Wednesday, November 25, 2020, at 6-8 P.M. at Bethesda Mennonite Church in Coaldale. Safety measures will be observed.

A private burial will take place in the Coaldale Cemetery.

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DONNA PALMER SPACKMAN, beloved wife of the late Dr. Roy R Spackman, passed away peacefully on November 20, 2020 in Cardston Alberta at the age of 91.

Donna will be greatly missed by her six children: Wendy (Michael) Johnson of Rochester, Minnesota; Leslie (Ken) Rodgers of Lethbridge; Debra (Duane) French of Cardston; James (Shelly) Spackman of Burley, Idaho; Andrea Spackman of Lethbridge; and Christine (Garry) Fox of Cardston; 24 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, and one sister Deanie (Garry) Ursenbach, and sister-in-law Dori (Mel) Spackman. She is predeceased by her husband, her parents, her brothers Monte (Jean) Palmer, Bud (Jessie) Palmer and her twin sister.

Donna and her twin sister Mona were born January 13, 1929, in Raymond, Alberta to Leslie Larson Palmer and Florelle Love Palmer. She was raised in Raymond and attended the University of Alberta where she became a teacher. She married Roy Spackman on September 1, 1949 in the Cardston temple and moved to Cardston where he set up his medical practice and they started their family.

Donna was a loving and gracious person who made a lasting impact on her family and all who knew her. She was a devoted member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and was a brilliant example of life-long learning and leadership.

Friends may meet the family at the Legacy Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Due to Covid restrictions, a family funeral service will be held on Thursday, November 26, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the Cardston cemetery.

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JONATHAN WALDNER, beloved husband of Anna Waldner, passed away peacefully on November 20, 2020 at the age of 75 years old.

He is survived by his wife, Anna, and their two sons, Cal (Debbie) Waldner of Coalhurst and Mendel Waldner of Bow Island. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Garry, Scott, Randy, Karen, Rhonda, Raquel, Priscilla and Megan, and his siblings, Helen, Susanna and Walter.

He was predeceased by his parents, Jacob and Suzanna Waldner, and his sister, Emma.

Jonathan spent a majority of his life at the Ponderosa colony where he was the farm boss for many years. There he was known for his innovation and progressive farming. Jonathan was a hard worker and that was displayed in the bountiful crops he produced. Among his friends, he was nicknamed the “Canola king”. Later on, Jonathan took on the responsibilities of financial manager which he excelled at as well. Preservation of wildlife was a passion that followed Jonathan throughout his life. He loved sharing his knowledge of taxidermy with others and amazed people with his artistic abilities. Jonathan would collect moose antlers and carve fine detailed pictures of wildlife on the antlers. Jonathan will be incredibly missed by his family and friends. His faith in Christ is a great comfort to his family and they rejoice knowing He is with his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.


A Private Family Viewing will be held at Cornerstone Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to STARS or HALO Air Ambulances.

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ROBERT YOUNG PINE passed away at home on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at the age of 31 years.

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