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THURSDAY, January 28, 2021

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on January 28, 2021.


BARTON ATWOOD, beloved husband of Gloria Denise (Broadhead), passed away on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at his home in Cardston, Alberta with complications from Heart Disease.

Born February 27, 1961 in Cardston, Alberta to Glen Atwood and Elva Gales, he was raised in a family of 11 children, Delroy, Don, Maralyn, Cheryle, Glenda, Myrna, Susan, Brian (deceased), then Bart, Shelly and Donna.

He served in the Bogota Colombia Mission, keeping up on his Spanish and love of the people to this day.

He came home to his high school sweetheart and they were married in the Cardston Alberta Temple May 28, 1982. They were a match made in heaven.

They have two beloved children and three grandchildren. Kelinda Kozak (Steve) with Austin, Layna, and Ella; and Mario (Chanda Guignard).

Bart was Director of Infrastructure Services, a long-time employee of the town of Cardston, keeping all departments running at their best. He was trustworthy, a man of integrity, reliable and hard working.

Bart was good to this world. He was full of selfless love for all, serving without hesitation. He was a great example of kindness, humility, love and laughter. He spent a lifetime creating, fixing, and building everything. He had a quiet and tender demeaner, always pointing out the good in people or a situation. He had a great love of scouting and influenced many young men. His spirituality carved the path for all to follow to find happiness in life no matter what they might be going through. He worked hard, played hard, and loved hard, despite his struggle with diabetes and heart challenges. He truly lived his best life.

He will be missed by his wonderful wife, children and grandchildren, his and Gloria’s families. All are blessed to have known this great man.

At Bart’s request, there will be no funeral service.

Michael Blood

1952 – 2021

Michael Donald Blood of Standoff passed away suddenly on Friday January 22, 2021 at the age of 69 years. He is now with his loving wife Annie Blood (Red Crow) who was deceased August 31, 2013 and Parents, Alfred and Lucy Blood (deceased).

Mike was born on January 11, 1952. He enjoyed life and he walked through it with smile for everyone. As a young man, Mike was one of the youngest competitors in the bull riding. He loved rodeo and competed in Indian rodeo’s and pro rodeo’s during his younger years. Mike then went onto join the RCMP. he loved being a Police Officer and worked as one for about 20 years. From there, Mike joined the Blood Tribe Police and then Security with Blood Tribe Forage Plant. He later retired and enjoyed going for walks, fishing, watching PBR, rodeos, horse racing and his cat “GARFIELD”.

Michael leaves behind his son Mark Red Crow and daughter, Lucinda Blood/Red Crow; siblings Wilfred Blood, Charles (Rhonda) Blood, Dewey (Carolyn) Blood, Blaine Blood, Joanne (Erik) LeMieux, Manuel Blood, Cynthia (Hiram) Blood, and Yolanda Eagletailfeathers.

He was predeceased by his beloved wife Annie; parents Alfred and Lucy Blood; siblings Violet Bouvier (Blood), Narcisse Blood Sr., Hilda Yellow Wings, Janet Blood (Little Bear), Beverly Little Light (Blood), Henry Blood and Leslie Blood.

A private family Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Friday, January 29, 2021. The family invites those who wish to watch the service via livestream by going to and clicking on his obituary, the link will be available at the bottom of the page.

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WILLIAM “BILL” COUSINS, beloved husband of Lily Lau-Cousins, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Sunday, January 24, 2021 at the age of 60 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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A great cowboy, CALVIN KIRK LYBBERT, of Stirling, AB, passed away suddenly in Raymond, AB on January 23, 2021 at the age of 87. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Marilyn Joyce Lybbert, 6 kids, 28 grandchildren, and 26 great-grandchildren. He is predeceased by his granddaughter, Brittany Leeson. Dad, we miss you sorely but know that this is not the end. Until we see each other again, “Happy Day!”

A viewing will be held at Legacy Funeral Home on Saturday, January 30th from 10:00 to 11 am. (In accordance with COVID-19 restrictions a limited number will be permitted in the viewing at a time.) A Private Family Service will follow at 11:00 am. Interment to follow at the Glenwood Cemetery.

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Henrietta Nieboer

1921 – 2021

Mrs. Henrietta Nieboer of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. William Nieboer, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at Good Samaritan Society Park Meadows Village on Monday, January 25, 2021, at the grand old age of 99 years.

Henrietta was born October 2, 1921, to Cornelis and Willemina Withage. She was raised on a farm south of Nobleford with her older brother John. She attended Noble Central School and dreamed of becoming a nurse at a time when women working outside the home was not generally accepted. With her parents’ support and encouragement, she enrolled in the Galt School of Nursing, graduating in 1944 and nursing in clinics in Raymond and Lethbridge, and at the Galt.

In 1947, she married Bill Nieboer and they farmed near Nobleford until moving to Lethbridge in 1960. They were blessed with four daughters, 13 grandchildren, and 21 great grandchildren. Thirty-one years of happy marriage came to an end when Bill passed away on January 7, 1979. Henrietta had returned to nursing at the Lethbridge Municipal Hospital in 1961 and continued in her beloved profession until retirement in 1986. By then she had earned the respect and gratitude of many patients and families whose lives she had touched with her proficient and compassionate care, as well as those who were privileged to work with and learn from her. Celebrating her 75th Galt class anniversary on June 1, 2019, with so many alumni friends was a cherished memory.

Henrietta was an exuberant Christian and active member of Trinity United Reformed Church, faithfully attending weekly services in person until recently, and then online. Throughout nearly a century of life’s challenges and triumphs, 42 years of widowhood, and many joys and sorrows, never did she know a single day without the loving care of her faithful Saviour. Right to the end she readily shared and lived her faith. Her family was instilled with the principles of loving God and your neighbour, diligence, integrity, kindness, and generosity. Daily scripture reading and prayer and regular formal worship was taught and practiced in our home. Visitors received a warm welcome and a radiant smile, and when someone needed help, there she was. “Give unto others” was not just a motto but a mandate.

Special holidays and family events were always huge, and her delicious feasts served on immaculate linen, gleaming silverware, china, and crystal are still legendary. Each family received a big box of Christmas cookies and homemade raisin bread. As the families grew and spread out, those cookies were carefully packed and shipped around the world ahead of the postal rush, arriving fresh and intact. Henrietta was a list person. NASA could take tips from her meticulous planning and execution of events. Normally shunning the spotlight, she surprised family and friends with a detailed three-day celebration of her 80th birthday. It was her day, but as with everything she did, every child, grandchild, great grandchild, and guest felt valued and special. A truly beautiful woman, a wonderful matriarch, a faithful friend. We are ever grateful for her wisdom, strength of faith and character, unfailing love, and all her prayers for us. What a legacy! We will miss her so!

Henrietta always hoped to make it to 100 and get a letter from the Queen! But as her health declined and life became a struggle in recent weeks, she increasingly looked forward to leaving her worn out body behind and going to heaven to live forever with Jesus. What a relief to know that she is now free, praising God in perfect joy and peace.

Besides her husband Bill, Henrietta was predeceased by infant twin sisters (1920); parents (1971, 1977); brother John (1984); sister-in-law Lana (2015), and all of Bill’s family: Harm (Jantina), John (Marie), Anna Vos (Be), Jenne (Minnie, Hilda), Bernard (Mary), Anno (Hilda); as well as two granddaughters, Kathryn Scheurkogel (1980), Leslie DeWeert (2019), and several nieces and nephews.

Surviving are her loving daughters and sons-in-law Phyllis & George Kaiser and children (Steven & Nicole DeWeert, Teresa & Brent Bonter, David DeWeert, Doug & Anne Marie DeWeert); Shirley & Joe Schalk and children (Greg & Feona, Kevin & Nadia, Carolyn & Tony Kalf); Marjorie & Dick Scheurkogel and children (Kenneth, Michael, Jeffrey & Jessica, Allison & Timothy Van der Woerd); and Loretta Kopp and sons (Timothy & William). Cherishing their great grandma’s memory: Devon & Tyrell DeWeert, Derek, Jeremy, Kimberly, & Amber Bonter, Michael & Jayne DeWeert, Jerod & Davis Schalk, Adam & Ryan Schalk, Madeleine & Owen Kalf, Sophia, Noah, Emma, Zachariah, & Arwyn Scheurkogel, and Anna-Belle & Talon Kopp. She will also be fondly remembered by cousin Hilda Withage and family, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A public Visitation will take place from 5:00 p.m., to 8:00 p.m., on Thursday, January 28, 2021. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, please call Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels at 403-328-2361 to ensure an available time slot.

A private family Graveside Service will be held at 1:00 p.m., on Friday, January 29, 2021. The family invites those who wish to watch the service via livestream by going to and clicking on her obituary, the link will be available at the bottom of the page.

A private Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m., on Friday, January 29, 2021. The family invites those who wish to watch the service via livestream by going to and clicking on her obituary, the link will be available at the bottom of the page.

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