May 6th, 2021

FRIDAY, April 23, 2021


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on April 23, 2021.

Fredrick Brown

1950 – 2021

It is with great sadness we announce Fredrick Brown passed away suddenly with his girls by his side in Lethbridge on April 16, 2021 at age 70.

He will be missed by his daughters Genevieve, Jacqueline (David) and Jessica (Shaun), brother Neil (Karen) and nephew Harrison along with numerous extended family members and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Della and Joe Brown and nephew Nathan.

Fred spent much of his life in New Sarepta until moving to southern Alberta 20 years ago. He was known for his quick wit, strong will and free spirit. “Brown the Builder” was a proud carpenter and kept busy in various pursuits up until the very end.

Due to the pandemic, a service will not be held at this time but we encourage those who knew him to share memories on his online tribute page through Martin Brothers.

If inclined, donations can be made in Fred’s name to Habitat for Humanity 20 Rocky Mountain Blvd. West Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 8E1.

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


Barbara Howe

1930 – 2021

Mrs. Barbara Howe of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Patrick Howe, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at the age of 90 years.

Barbara will be privately remembered by her family at a celebration of life to take place at a later date.

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


LEISTER

MARY FRANCES LEISTER, beloved wife of the late Frederick Albert Leister of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at the age of 96 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


LITTLE BEAR

MORRIS LITTLE BEAR (See Bee Say Ska Bee – Walking Around At Night) passed peacefully at home surrounded by family on April 20, 2021 at the age of 81.

He is survived by 7 children: Lewis (Linda), Marcella, Donna, Cheryl, William (Kim), Duane (Cheryl) and Wacey. Dad has 22 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Beverly and his brothers Leroy (Amethyst) and Gary as well as the many nieces and nephews.

Morris was born Dec. 14, 1939 to Edward and Ruth Little Bear. He is the third eldest son of seven brothers and one sister. Morris was 17 yrs. old when he started his rodeo career. His older brother Willie was his buddy and travelling partner. He would enter the North Western Circuit and in 1964 Morris won the Natchez Valley Rodeo twice in the same year, these wins were one of his favorite rodeo adventures. The second circuit was CRCA which was all of Southern Alberta. He entered rodeos such as the Blood Reserve, Raymond Stampede, Lethbridge Whoop Up Days, Fort Macleod Midnight Days, Rocky Mountain House, Camrose, Rimbey as well as the Calgary Stampede. Morris’s proudest memory was in 1968 at the Calgary Stampede, out of 104 entries, Morris came in second. He often comments about it as being the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth. In 1960 the four best Bronc riders from each reserve – Blood, Peigan, Siksika and Sarcee had a “Showdown” at the Midnight Days sponsored by Herman Linder, Morris split second and third with Pete Bruised Head Jr. Morris now a retired cowboy, however, he still rides horses and keeps up with rodeo news. He is always glad to share stories and advice with the younger generation of cowboys who come to visit.

A Viewing will be held at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Monday, April 26, 2021 from 9:00 to 11:00 am with a Family Service to follow at 11:00 am. (COVID regulations will be implemented – Only 20 people will be allowed into the service) Interment to follow at Little Bear Family Cemetery.

To send a condolence or Watch the Funeral please visit

http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca.


MANY CHIEF

December 2, 1941 – March 26, 2021

Many Chief, Mary-Rose (Naa’pstsaa’kii)

Our mother and grandmother Mary-Rose Many Chief loved and lived to the fullest; much of this was fulfilled by being around her family. With broken hearts, the family sadly announces the sudden passing of our Naa’ah Mary-Rose on March 26, 2021 in Vancouver, B.C. at the age of 79 years old. She was the middle child of eight siblings, and the last member of her generation to join her heavenly family. Mary-Rose will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by all her children; and nieces and nephews whom she acknowledged as her children. She is survived by her children; Daughters: Anita Scout, Jessie Many Chief, and Son: Ruben Many Chief (Black Plume). Numerous Grandchildren; Rolanda Bull, Ruben Bull, Kelly Bull, Dwayne Bull, Roland and Chanelle Bull; Janea, Mikayla and Jaden Willie; Jeremy and Rita Louie; Nicholas Scout, Nicole (Vibert Thomas) Scout, Dawn and Kelly (Bud) Scout; Kevin, Vance, Natasha and Jessica Many Chief and Great-grandchildren; Kylen Azak-Bull; Joley Scout (Kobe), Nickayle Scout, Teslyn (Darcy) Scout, Rayden Scout, Pheonix Hazen; Tyrell Gravelle, Anastasia B.S.Horse, Loviah B.S.Horse and Tariq Thomas; Jordon and Brooklyn Scout; Great-Great Grandchildren: Zayden Big Swallow, Zaquoia and Darlynn Many Fingers. And her sister-in-law: Teresa Scout.

On the Blood Reserve, Mary-Rose was born on December 2, 1941 to her late parents Bob and Violet (Creighton) Big Sorrel Horse. She was a residential school survivor from the St. Paul Residential School on the Blood Reserve. In her early days, she lived in Alberta and her children attended school on and off the reserve. In the early 70’s, Mary-Rose started travelling with her family to British Columbia and to the states to work, she was employed in various jobs in the fruit picking industry in the Okanagan and Washington. She enjoyed picking fruits with her family and older siblings, Robert, Virginia and Oliver. Although there were times when she faced challenges and obstacles, she always made sure that her children’s needs were met and she devoted much of her time caring for them. Mary-Rose moved to Vancouver, B.C. in 1978 and often travelled throughout B.C. and Washington to work during fruit picking season. Our Naa’ah loved her travelling, especially coming home to visit with relatives and friends. Naa’ah kept a strong connection with her family, while living in Vancouver, B.C. One of her highlights of the summer was attending the Kainai Indian Days to see relatives and friends, and she always made sure she visits all her family before she leaves. Mary-Rose loved travelling with her family to powwows, family events and camping, and often enjoyed just going for a drive and sightseeing. She had a close relationship with her children and grand-children, especially her late grandson Kevin whom she raised as her own son and with whom she had a very close and special bond with. Naa’ah had a wonderful love for life, and its easy to see why her family loved spending time with her. She would help anyone in need and always made time for everyone, especially for her grand-children and great-grandchildren. Her biggest life achievements were her grand-children and great-grandchildren. She could see the goodness in everyone, and she was always happy to share experiences and wisdom from her own insights on life. She maintained her traditional old ways, beliefs and values and spoke her Blackfoot language fluently.

Mary-Rose is survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins, she will be sadly missed by her family, cousins and friends. “Thank You Naa’ah” for being there for us and for your support and unconditional love. O’Creator, thank you for blessing us with our mother, bless Naa’ah with the spirit of love and a blessed and beautiful journey into the Spirit World.

Mary-Rose was predeceased by her three children and one grandchild, our mother will be greeted in the heavenly realm by her precious children: LeeAnn (in infancy), Kelly – passed in 1989, Sandra Many Chiefs in 2016 and grandson Kevin Many Chiefs in 2017. Predeceased by parents; Bob & Violet (Creighton) Big Sorrel Horse; Maternal grandparents: Percy & Jessie (Tailfeathers) Creighton; Paternal grandparent: Mr. & Mrs. William Big Sorrel Horse; Brothers: Robert B.S.H. & Dora (Many Chief), Oliver B.S.H. & Lita (Oka); Percy B.S.H. & Lillian (ATM) and Kenyon Creighton; Sister: Florence B.S.H.; Lily Munoz, Maureena Rides at the Door and Nora Scout, and numerous nieces and nephews and relatives.

Mary-Rose comes from a large family and had many relatives: Big Sorrel Horse, Creighton, Eagle Bear, Knife, First Chargers, Davis, Red Crow, Tailfeathers, Meguires, Raw Eater, Brass, Stimsons. (The family apologizes if we miss any names.)

A Visitation will be held at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Friday, April 23rd from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. Another viewing will take place on Saturday, April 24th from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm with a Family Service to follow at 12:00 pm. (Due to COVID-19 – A Total of 20 people will be allowed in the building.)

To send a condolence or Watch the Funeral please visit http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca


Daniel Perry

1933 – 2021

Daniel Walter Perry of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Shirley Florence Perry passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness on the morning of April 18, 2021 at the age of 87 years.

A private family Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 PM, on Friday, April 23, 2021. The family invites those who wish to watch the service via livestream at http://www.mbfunerals.com and scrolling to the bottom of Daniel’s obituary. Burial will follow in the Royal View Cemetery.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Lethbridge Regional Hospital or the Canadian Cancer Society.

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


POTTS

The Creator called Kenneth Potts home April 16, 2021. He died peacefully at the Kiwanis Lodge in Nanaimo B.C. He was 85 years old.

Ken was a Champion Bull Rider in the Indian National Rodeo Association and legendary on the rodeo circuit in Canada and throughout the United States. Ken had a professional bull riding career for more than 30 years. He rode in the Calgary Stampede in the 1970s and continued to compete in (old timer) Bull Riding events until the late 1980’s. Rodeo and ranching life were his true passion. His last words were “Open the gate, I’m ready”.

Ken was born March 22, 1936 in Brocket Alberta to Pete and Nelly Potts. He was the second oldest of nine children: Beatrice Big Bull, Tyrone Potts, Melvin Potts, Bruce Potts, Henry Potts, Maudie Provost, Eliza Potts, Jerry Potts. Ken was proud to be a descendant of the famous Jerry Potts “Bear Child” a scout, guide and interpreter.

He grew up in Brocket (Piikani Nation), Alberta. He attended and survived St. Cyprian, Anglican residential school. He said he lost many friends at the school. He grew up farming and discovered his love of bull riding, riding his Dads’ dairy cows out of the barn when he was seven years old.

He graduated from mechanic/technical course in 1979 in Chicago. His time in Chicago was a much-loved memory as was his time riding an Indian motorcycle through the Northwestern United States.

During his life he worked as a farm and ranch hand, fruit picker, sewing machine mechanic and a prison guard. He served in the Canadian army reserves and trained in Petawawa. He could build most anything and fix anything too. He did everything well with precision and great care. He was especially adept at mending fences both literally and emotionally. He was a very quiet man but when he did speak everyone listened because what he had to say was worth hearing. He loved to tell funny stories.

He is survived by his beloved wife Wendy Elliott, daughters Amber (Richard) Potts, Arial (Virgil) Bitz, Jennifer (Darcy) Slettede, grandchildren (Hunter, Conner, Joel, Karson, Taylor, Naomi, Olivia, Isabel and Raven), his sister Maudie, many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews and the Potts family from Browning MT (who he loved to visit).

Following Ken’s wishes, he was cremated and no wake was held. A memorial service will be held in Brocket, AB when the world is right. Join Facebook Group “Remembering Kenneth Potts” to see photos and learn about future event information.


SALOFF

LOUISE SALOFF, of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Frank Saloff, passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Health Centre Palliative Care Unit, on Sunday, April 18, 2021 at the age of 72 years.

Louise is survived by her two children: son Calvin (Cheryl) of Drayton Valley and his children Pte. Denele Saloff of CFB Wainright, Kaelin Saloff (Langdon) and Stefan Saloff (Edmonton); and daughter Catharine Schamber (Brian) of Calgary and their daughters: Grace, Sarah and Victoria. She was also survived by her brothers: Calvin (Christel) of Regina, Ronald (Sylvia) of Medicine Hat, Don (Kathie) of Vancouver and Gregory of Edmonton; and sister-in-law Angelaya of Vancouver.

She was predeceased by her brothers: Gordy, Gilbert and Leonard.

Louise and Frank were married on July 14, 1984. She started her career in 1991, working at Sifton Children’s Services. She was known for her creative and dramatic ways of helping youth overcome personal challenges. She worked for Lethbridge Child & Family Services for 25 years, retiring in 2016. Her passion was empowering woman to overcome difficult times and make their lives safe.

She was not ready to retire from social work, so she used these skills in retirement in a different way. Louise is a former Vice President of the Lethbridge Metis Nation, Lethbridge local. She has been working at Lethbridge College Indigenous Cultural Support Program. Her listening ear and positive outlook with students has made her a treasured grandmother to many students.

She loved Lethbridge and giving back to her community is what inspired her to run for City Counselor in the 2017 election.

The family would like to thank Dr. D Gibb, Dr. R. Tadros and Dr. E. Smuts, as well as the nurses on 4B and St. Michael’s Palliative Care Team for all of their care during her very brief illness.

A Visitation will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Monday, April 26, 2021 from 5:00 P.M. to 6:30 P.M. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, attendance will be limited to 20 guests at a time. Kindly RSVP your attendance to Cornerstone at 403-381-7777 or care@cornerstonefh.ca Facemasks are mandatory and will be available upon entry.

A Prayer Service will be held on Monday, April 26, 2021 at 7:00 P.M. with Deacon Michael Pollard officiating.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. with Father William Monis celebrating. Both services will be live streamed and may be accessed via Louise’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.

In lieu of flowers, for anyone wishing to honour Louise to consider making a donation to the Indigenous Cultural Support program at Lethbridge College. Cheques can be made to Lethbridge College. Please send donations to the Development Office, Lethbridge College, 3000 College Drive S, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1K 1L6 or on-line click the “Give in Memory” box at http://www.lethbridgecollege.ca/give to donate.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


SCALPLOCK

CHALISE SCALPLOCK passed away in Calgary on April 20, 2021, at the age of 34 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


SHOUTING

It is with great sorrow and heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of KINGSLEY SHOUTING (White Quills), on April 14, 2021, at the age of four years. He is the beloved son of Deitre Long Time Squirrel and the late Godfrey Shawn Shouting.

A Public Wake / Visitation will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Sunday, April 25, 2021 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, attendance will be limited to 20 guests at a time. Kindly RSVP your attendance to Cornerstone at 403-381-7777 or care@cornerstonefh.ca Facemasks are mandatory and will be available upon entry. A private Prayer Service will be held at 7:00 P.M. with Deacon Cliff Bogdan officiating.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, April 26, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback celebrating. Both the Prayer Service on Sunday and Funeral Mass on Monday will be live streamed and may be accessed via Kingsley’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.

Kingsley will be laid to rest in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Arnold Shumaker

1952 – 2021

Mr. Arnold Shumaker of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Diane Shumaker and father to Braden (Lindsey), passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at the age of 68 years.

Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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


THOMAS

TILLIE MARY THOMAS, beloved wife of the late Mathew Thomas, passed away peacefully at Park Meadows Good Samaritans, on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at the age of 94 years.

A Prayer Service will be held on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 7:00 P.M. with Deacon Cliff Bogdan officiating.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback celebrating. Both the Prayer Service and Funeral Mass will be live streamed and may be accessed via Tillie’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.

Tillie will be laid to rest in Taber Memorial Gardens.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


VORNBROCK

LESLIE VORNBROCK, of Milk River, beloved husband of Marion Vornbrock, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at the age of 85 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Katherine Wipf

1938 – 2021

Katherine Wipf, of Lethbridge, Alberta, passed away peacefully on April 19, 2021, at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre. She was lovingly referred to by family and friends as “Aunt Katie.”

Katherine was born in Raley, AB, on September 27, 1938, to Sam and Anna Wipf. Her family later relocated to a farm near Stirling, AB. She attended the Stirling Public School where she graduated from high school. Katherine went on to college where she took training in elementary education. She moved to Calgary, AB, where she spent over 30 years teaching in public school, touching the lives of many children. After retirement, Katherine moved to Lethbridge where she enjoyed being close to family. With generous hospitality and a love for people, she welcomed many friends along with family, into her home. Katherine is remembered for her love of flowers, warm summer days, social gatherings, shopping with her sisters, adventure, and traveling.

Katherine is survived by her sister Mary Wipf, of Stirling; brother-in-law John R. (Rebecca) Hofer, of Stirling; sister-in-law, Elizabeth (David) Wipf, of Brooks, AB. as well as five nieces, three nephews, and numerous great nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents; one brother David Wipf; two sisters Rebecca Hofer and Anna Wipf and one niece Esther Hostetler.

Her faith in God carried her through all that life brought, bringing her peace and comfort.

The family would like to express warm gratitude for the many prayers, phone calls, visits, flowers, food, and acts of kindness on Aunt Katie’s behalf. A special thank-you to the nursing staff at St. Michael’s Health Care Center for their kind, gentle care of “Aunt Katie” during her time there.

A Viewing by appointment only, will be held from 10:00am -12:00pm, on Monday, April 26, 2021, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. To book a time slot, please go to http://www.mbfunerals.com and click on Katherine’s obituary, or call Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels at 403-328-2361.

A private family Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm on Monday, April 26, 2021. The family invites those who wish to watch the service via livestream at http://www.mbfunerals.com and scrolling to the bottom of Katherine’s obituary.

Interment will follow in the Stirling Mennonite Cemetery.

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


YANOSIK

Lori-Anne M. Yanosik, beloved wife of Daniel L. Yanosik, passed away in Lethbridge on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at the age of 54 years as she suffered with COPD.

Due to COVID, no services will be held. Cremation.

Visit http://www.generationsfh.ca to send a condolence

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