May 23rd, 2024

THURSDAY, January 7, 2021

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on January 7, 2021.


Sept. 14, 1951 – Dec. 31, 2020

It is with heaviest of hearts that we have to say good-bye to our beloved brother, uncle, granpa, dad and remarkable friend. Ian passed away from Heart Failure on New Years Eve. He was born in York, Yorkshire, England immigrating to Canada with his family in 1965. He was very well known for his work with youth and young adults in the Lethbridge area. Throughout the years he worked with The Young Offenders Centre, McMann Youth Services and most recently with Peak Support Services. He is lovingly remembered by his grandson, ward by choice Echo Adams; his loving sisters, Christine (George) Dunn and Gillian (KP) Capewell; his nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews all of whom will miss his supportive words of wisdom and love. Ian was well known for his card writings and those cards will be cherished and re-read over the years to come. Always one to try and find good in a bad situation Ian donated his corneas in hopes of helping someone benefit from this tragedy. He was pre-deceased by his much loved mum, Muriel (1974); niece, Kelly Capewell (1991); nephew, Lyle Scott Madge (2009); and most recently his awesome dad, Thomas (2018). Due to covid we are figuring out a safe way for people to Celebrate Ian’s life. A Private Family Internment will be in late spring early summer at Queens Park Cemetery in Calgary with his Mum and Dad as per his wishes. Loved and Remembered forever and a day Your Loving Family. In lieu of flowers Please show your support for Stars or Halo Air Ambulance. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at

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Joyce Arnold

1926 – 2021

Mrs. Joyce Arnold of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Millar Arnold passed away at Fairmont Extendicare on Monday, January 4, 2021 at the age of 94 years.

A Celebration of Joyce’s Life will be held at a later date.

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June 19, 1961 – December 21, 2020

Corrine was born at the Blood Indian Hospital in Cardston, AB on June 19, 1961. Her parents; Mother, (the late) Leita Oka-Big Sorrel Horse and Father, (the late) Oliver Big Sorrel Horse. She was predeceased by her parents; brother, Ervin; sister, Brenda; daughter, Melani. Corrine is survived by her son, Jonathan BSH; grandsons, Juan GBSH, Dorian GBSH, Manuel MBSH, and James MBSH who are deeply saddened by her passing; her niece/adopted daughter, Cassie BSH (Martin), adopted grandchildren; Tristan ZBSH, Ciara SBSH, Jordan SBSH. Also Corrine’s sister, Marlene (Rick); nephews Joel Robinson, Kesley Soup, Zephryn, Hailey, Jaxon, Mya, Asher. Corrine was a kind, gentle woman. She liked to help people and that made her happy. She was an advocate to many people in Vancouver. Corrine worked with various native organizations in Vancouver to help people. Her job at Sheway as a social worker/counsellor was her favourite job. It was there that she reached out to help and support young native mothers and women. Corrine moved to Vancouver in February of 1992 with her family and there she spent time with her father, Oliver, until his passing in March 2007. Corrine loved her visits home and she enjoyed spending time with family. Corrine travelled throughout the Southern States, Montana, Washington and Oregon. She lived in Yakima, Washington in the mid 1970’s and in Dodge City, Kansas in early 1970 with her family. Corrine liked living in Vancouver. She liked all Vancouver had to offer, the many activities for her boys and the nice weather. Corrine will be sadly missed by all who knew her, especially her sons, niece, nephews, and sister; her uncle Delroy Oka; aunties, Patty (Cyril) Eagle Child, Mavis Oka, Mary Rose Many Chief; also her aunties, Odile Day Chief, and Bernadette Young Pine. A Funeral Service will be held at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Friday, January 8th at 11:00 a.m with a viewing from 9:00 – 11:00 am. Due to COVID -19 Restrictions only 10 people will be allowed into the service at a time. Interment in the St. Paul’s Cemetery.

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Nellie de Kok of Fort Macleod, beloved wife of Andy de Kok, passed away on January 1, 2021 at the age of 88 years.

Besides her loving husband Andy, Nellie will be sadly missed by her loving daughters Nelleke (James) Kreft, Janet (Gerrit) Van Hierden and Andrea (Peter) Feyter; 17 grandchildren, 60 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren; sisters Janny (Marinus) Indenbosch, and Mattie (John) Vanee, brother-in-law Kees de Kok, sisters-in-law Kaatje Neels and Neeltje Neels as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families.

Nellie was predeceased by her parents Dingenis and Stoffelina Van Sluys, son Andrew, grandson Adrian Kreft, brothers John, Pete and Andy, and numerous brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

Nellie was born in s’Heerenhoek, The Netherlands, and married Andy soon after coming to Canada in 1951. The family spent 15 happy years together in Nanton, and since 1967 have resided in the Fort Macleod area. In 2015 Andy and Nellie retired to the Bethesda Care Home in Picture Butte. She made a special effort to make a happy home for her husband, children and grandchildren. Everyone of her family was important; grandchildren and great grandchildren had a special place in her heart.

A Private Family Graveside will be held at Union Cemetery on Thursday, January 7, 2021 with Reverend H.D. den Hollander officiating.

Flowers are gratefully declined, those who wish. Memorial donations may be made to the Bethesda Care Home, P.O. Box 1096, Picture Butte, AB T0K 1V0

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KATHLEEN “KATY” FRECKA, beloved wife of the late John Frecka passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on December 31, 2020 at the age of 92 years.

She is survived by her children: Bill (Marjorie) Frecka, Deb (Alex) Campbell, Kathy Van Ryn (Lou Ravoy) and Gary (Sylvia) Frecka as well as seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Besides her husband John, she was predeceased by her parents Bill and Rosalia Nagy, sisters Irene (Joe) Chabay and Jolane (John) Kovacs and brother Bill Nagy Jr.

Katy was born January 21, 1928 in Tiszaadony, Bereg County, Hungary. At age three, she immigrated to Canada with her mother, where they joined her father.

Katy was a homemaker, gardener, great cook, baker and crafter. John and Katy opened Master Cleaners for 18 years where they made lifelong friends. She loved to travel to various destinations.

She was always known as Gramma Katy and she would give the best “HUGS”. She is now dancing with her Johnny….

The family would like to thank the staff at Fairmont Extendicare for the wonderful care they gave Katy the past three years. Katy mentioned many times she was treated like a Queen.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a private family Funeral Service will be held on Friday, January 8, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Hugh Jack officiating. The service will be live streamed and may be accessed via Katy’s obituary on the Cornerstone Website.

Donations are gratefully accepted in Katy’s memory and may be made to Fairmont Extendicare (115 Fairmont Blvd. S, Lethbridge, AB, T1K 5V2).

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Alexander “Alex” How

1927 – 2021

Mr. Alex How of Lethbridge passed away at Fairmont Extendicare on Monday, January 4, 2021 at the age of 93 years.

He will be sadly missed by his numerous nieces, nephews and their families.

Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapel.

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RUTH MARY OSLANSKY, beloved wife of the late Anthony Oslansky, passed away peacefully at Good Samaritans Park Meadows Village, on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at the age of 97 years.

Ruth is lovingly remembered by her daughter Mary Lazaruk of Calgary and daughter-in-law Nancy Boys of Lethbridge.

Besides her husband Anthony, she was predeceased by her son Bob Oslansky, granddaughter Karen Boulton and grandson Shawn Lazaruk.

A Private Family Service will be held at a later date.

In memory of Ruth, memorial tributes may be made to STARS (

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CAMILLA WADSWORTH, beloved wife of Steven Wadsworth, passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Health Centre-Palliative Care Unit, on Monday, January 4th, 2021, at the age of 73 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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George Wilson

1920 – 2021

Mr. George Wilson of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Barbara Wilson, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at the age of 100 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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