May 6th, 2021

SATURDAY, April 24, 2021


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on April 24, 2021.

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.


KARDASH

Albert Kardash passed away peacefully on April 18, 2021 with family in attendance. His passing will be mourned by family and friends. Memorial services to be announced at a later date.


Helen Lamb (1928 – 2021)

beloved wife of the late Bill Lamb, passed away peacefully on April 17, 2021. She will be lovingly remembered by her children Marilyn, Maureen, Craig, and Garth, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. In Mom’s memory, please give a friend a call.

To send a condolence, please

visit http://www.saamis.com


LEISTER

MARY FRANCES LEISTER (Rohovie) passed away peacefully on April 22, 2021 at the age of 96. She is survived by her daughters Patricia (Norbert) Boehm and Betty (Ian Brock) Leister as well as grandchildren Nigel (Ronelle) Boehm, Eve (Jeremy) Hendricks and Christian (Jessica) Schacher as well as great- grandchildren Piper Hendricks, Theodore and Frederica Boehm. She is also survived by sister Helen (Al) Ferenz, Sylvia (John) Marshall, brother Dan Rohovie and sister- in- law Margaret Rohovie as well as many loved nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband Frederick Albert (Fred) Leister and her much loved daughter Loretta (Lori) Leister.

Mary was born in Coalhurst September 18, 1924 to parents Lilian and Nickolai Rohovie, immigrants from Romania. Mary completed her education in Coalhurst and Lethbridge, later attending Alberta College specializing in accounting and shorthand. She had many jobs including working at a grocery store, an insurance office, and 10 years as a paralegal at a law firm. She was said to be extremely proficient in her shorthand and book-keeping abilities. In her spare time, she worked as a volunteer for many organizations such as the Catholic Women’s League, the Soup Kitchen, the Cancer Clinic, elementary schools, the Lethbridge Symphony Association and the hospital auxiliary. She was also a breast cancer survivor herself.

Married in 1945, Fred and Mary bought Brown’s Music Store in 1953, later renaming it Leister’s Music. Leisters was a well- known local Lethbridge business for many decades. Mary would always be seen book- keeping at the store and fishing through records or sheet music – a whirlwind of efficiency! Mary and Fred also owned a hobby farm, which Mary loved and where she planted flowers, vegetables and occasionally kept cows and chickens. Her beautiful gardens were featured in the Lethbridge Herald.

When Fred passed away in 2000, Mary eventually moved into her condo at Martha’s House where she lived independently until 2020. She had many wonderful memories of Martha’s House and was so appreciative of the staff and residents who made it a wonderful place to live. Due to her higher care needs, Mary moved to West Highland’s Care facility in September 2020 during the first wave of the Covid Pandemic. Given restrictions, her ability to maintain connections and visitation with loved family and friends was limited. This was difficult for her family and Mary especially.

Mary and her family would like to thank the residents and staff at Martha’s House as well as the West Highlands Care facility, her doctor of many years Clair Forestell, and the Chinook Regional Hospital staff, especially Dr. Plotnyk.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. with Father Derek Remus celebrating. The Mass will be live streamed and may be accessed via Mary’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society.

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


McFADDEN

DEAN McFADDEN, of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Cindy McFadden, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at the age of 76 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Margaret Michaelis

1930 – 2021

Mrs. Margaret Michaelis of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Helmar Michaelis, passed away at the St. Michael’s Palliative Care Unit, on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at the age of 90 years.

Margaret was predeceased by her husband Helmar Michaelis; three brothers Martin Bennett, John Bennett, and Leonard Bennett; two sisters Hazel Bohnet and Doris Heitman.

She is survived by her four children Marvin (Donna) of Cochrane, Norm (Lil) of Airdrie, Dolores (Dennis) Ellert of Milk River and Bert (Debbie) of Lethbridge; sisters Katherine Yanke and Lillian Degenstein; sister in laws Marlene Bennett, Doreen Bennett and Mabel Michaelis. Margaret is also survived by eight grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.

Family was very important to Margaret. The last year with the Covid pandemic was very difficult on her not being able to see her family.

Margaret was born on December 29, 1930 in Orion, Alberta. She married her loving husband Helmar Michaelis on September 20, 1950. They farmed in the Wilson Siding area while living in the Lethbridge area. Most of the time on an acreage S.E. of Lethbridge, Margaret worked at Hoyt’s Hardware in Lethbridge from 1968 to 1979. In 1980 they moved from the acreage into west Lethbridge where they lived until moving to Grandview Seniors Condominium in 1993. Margaret then moved to Martha’s House in 2019. She enjoyed crafting, quilting, and playing cards.

The family would like to thank the doctors’ nurses and staff at the Chinook Regional Hospital and St. Michael’s Palliative care unit for all their care and compassion during mom’s illness.

A private family Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 p.m., on Saturday, April 24, 2021. The family invites those who wish to watch the service via livestream at http://www.mbfunerals.com and scrolling to the bottom of Margaret’s obituary. Burial will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery.

Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Alberta Children’s Hospital, 28 Oki Dr NW, Calgary, AB T3B 6A8, or the Canadian Cancer Society, 2202 Richmond Rd, Victoria, BC V8R 4R5.

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


BEVERLEY GAYLE PECHT

Sept 1948 – April 2021

Through our children’s eyes,

My grandma loved me.

She had the best iced tea, abundant candy and skittles in her Altoids box.

I learned to drive the golf cart so we could go around and visit her friends in Yuma.

Grandma taught me to gamble and let me win when we played cards. The pot was all her money.

She loved to laugh. She would get me to flex my muscles then giggle.

I learned recipes of her past. Perogies, cabbage rolls and lasagna.

Grandma loved to listen to me sing, play piano and guitar.

She was very proud of all of us.

We have memories of going to Disneyland, camping in Penticton and having bath time with her chasing us down the hall with her baby powder puff.

Grandma tucked me into her bed with kettle corn to watch Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune before bed.

We saw her as the Peacekeeper and organizer of her tribe.

From a very young age she loved her “Teddy”

I Love You, Love you more,

Love You the Most

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


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


SCHAMBER

HELEN MARIE SCHAMBER, of Milk River, beloved wife of the late Peter Schamber, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at the age of 89 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


SHOUTING

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved “KING”. The King began his journey with the creator on April 14, 2021 and is survived by his loving mother Deidre, Grandmother Vivian and brother Lazarus Chief Calf. He is also survived by his aunties: DJ, Lorilee, and Delaine White Quills, Charlotte (aunty Ga Ga) Heavy Runner, Tana Knife, Jessica and Charmaine Shouting, and Sheila Holy Singer; Uncle Steven Frank. Cousins: Linnea, Rylan, Kieran, Raegan, Kaleb, Jordyn, Taylor, Kaydence, Delonte, Kyrie, and Maizie. Great Aunties: Peggy and Vera (Aunty Woo Woo) White Quills, Tammy (Ed) Knife, Denise (Tyrone) Potts, Pam Healy, Frances Little Light and Rosebella Yellow Wings; Great Uncles: Eugene ‘Boyce’ (Lucille) and Kirk (Lorna) White Quills, Jarret and Justin Shouting, Eugene (Lorna) and Andrew (Benita) Creighton, Kevin (Lori) and Kurt Healy, Myron (Tanya) Eagle Speaker. And his treasured pets, Buddy the blind dog, Mr. Cats, Enzo, Smokey, Sonny, and Pepper.

The King was born June 20, 2016 in Lethbridge, AB to Deidre and the late Godfrey Shawn Shouting. From the moment he came into this world he captured his gwama Vivian’s heart and was the first to greet him, and then his Papa Dion. After he left the hospital, he came home to his Papa’s house on the Blood Reserve where he resided until his passing. Papa Dion was so proud to have a grandson and claimed Kingsley as his “son”. They were inseparable and established a daily routine; in the mornings washing up, eating breakfast, and heading outside to do chores and yard work. His Papa loved him so much and had great plans for him, but sadly he lost him on January 16, 2018.

Kingsley loved his parents so much. After the loss of his dad Godfrey, he showered his mom with so much hugs, kisses and love. Kingsley enjoyed making paintings for his mom which she would proudly display for him. He was always so excited to spend time with his cousins, Jordyn, Taylor and Kaydence, whom he had his own special names for. He also spent a lot of time with his aunties DJ, Lorilee and warming up to Delaine. Kingsley and DJ were constantly bumping heads because he had to always be right. They went on many adventures, including playing at the waterpark every summer. He would follow DJ around in his Lamborghini while she mowed the lawn. Kinglsley and DJ had a special bond like no other, he knew to come to his auntie-mom if he needed help to fix his toys. DJ would show him how to fix them and he was such a very proud little boy, because he would teach himself how to do things on his own. His outdoor activities consisted of daily walks with Aunty Ga Ga, climbing the hills with his pets trailing behind.

Kingsley was a very energetic, inquisitive little boy, helpful and smart, and forever asking questions. He spent the majority of his time with his Gwama, so much, that he started sounding like her, even picking up Blackfoot words with his own translation. They played board games together; snakes and ladder, monopoly, sorry, scrabble and he just started learning to play Yahtzee. He would get upset if he won because he wanted Gwama to win. He loved bedtime spent with Gwama, her reading “Grandma Loves You Because You’re You” to him.

Kingsley was so multi-talented and grown up, he would answer the phone or return calls and politely ask “Did you call?” When he missed Aunty Woo Woo he would call her to come home. King was so happy when his Gwama bought him a globe and he learned where the polar bears, penguins, gorilla and elephants lived. He was so helpful in many ways, such as, when garbage day came he would be ready with the garbage and helping his friend Ivan Day Chief with loading up the garbage truck.

He enjoyed watching Halloween to the point he dressed up like Michael Myers this past Halloween, wearing the mask daily. He never tired of watching his favorite movies, The Addams Family, Thomas and Friends, Peppa Pig, Sponge Bob, Max n Ruby and Boss baby.

A few of Kingsleys favorite songs were “Believer” by Imagine Dragons and the theme songs for Halloween and The Addams Family, listening to them over and over and over again.

Kingsley was a certified Conductor, receiving his certificate from Thomas and Friends University at Heritage Park, Calgary Alberta. He enjoyed collecting toys, he had over 50 Thomas and Friends trains, which were his pride and joy, 50 hot wheel cars that he neatly displayed, and his favorite dump truck and tools.

Our “King” will be greatly missed by his family.

Pre-deceased by: Daddy, Godfrey Shawn Shouting, papa Dion Long Time Squirrel, Grandmother Shawna Crazy Bull and Lyndon Shouting; Great Grandparents: Flora Creighton, Eugene and Olive White Quills and Art Healy, Adopted grandmother Blandine Long Time Squirrel. Family members: Bernadine Shouting, Delphine Holy Singer, Jolene Shouting, Lynn Healy, Robby White Quills, Mary Ann Smith, Adrian and Melvin Creighton, Brenda, Jade, Kevin, and Isaac Yellow Wings, and Tyler and Baby Taylin Twigg.

The family apologies for any names that were missed.

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 Diane and father to Braden and father-in-law to Lindsey, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at the age of 68 years.
Arnold was born in Calgary, AB, on August 6, 1952. The only child of Ruth and Adolph. He grew up in the Carmangay area. He attended school in Carmangay, Champion and Vulcan.
Shoe loved to curl and was in numerous bonspiels throughout the years and created many lasting memories and friendships. He always loved a good poker game, crib game or canasta game. Arnold played many crib games in the back room at Gas King. He could count a crib hand with his eyes closed! Fast and accurate. He has tried to hit it big on the lotto but with no success. Many have heard Arnold say, “Want To Bet!” He loved a gathering with family and friends.
Braden was the pride and joy of his life, watching him play hockey was a special time for him, nothing made him prouder. Arnold, Diane and Braden met and enjoyed time with new friends throughout the “Hockey Days”.
Besides his loving wife Diane, Arnold is survived by his son Braden and Lindsey; grand dogs Jaxy and Sid; in laws Elaine and Jerry Fress, Karen Moore, Craig and Arlene Charlesworth; nieces and nephews Cory Fress, Kelly and Kevin McCarty, Ryan and Tara Moore, Devin Moore, and Lila Foreman; great nieces and nephews, Ayden Fress, Jaeliah, Kevin, Alex and Mackay McCarty, Quinton and Xander Moore.
Arnold was predeceased by his parents Adolph and Ruth Shumaker; mother and father-in-law Howard and Maureen Charlesworth; brother-in-law Gerry Moore.

Thoughts from Braden:
Arnold was an incredible father to Braden & father-in-law to Lindsey. He always provided for his family to ensure they had the best life possible. Arnold got enjoyment from playing card games such as crib & 31, although he did not get enjoyment from losing to Diane a time or two (or three). Arnold was always there for Braden growing up, whether it was carrying him home (skates and all) after hockey practice for tripping the other kids, or simply being the DD after Braden had a night out with friends. Arnold was a loyal & honest man, who made sure he instilled the same qualities in Braden. He never missed any of Braden’s games, practices or events, as long as it allowed him to spend time with his son. You could say Arnold was someone who enjoyed the simple things in life, a cigarette or scratch off ticket, but nothing meant more to him than his relationship with his son. Nothing is stronger than the relationship between a father and son & although Arnold is no longer with us, the bond he has with Braden will be cherished forever.
If there was one thing my Dad taught me, it was being honest, even when it’s uncomfortable for you. All I remember is the time my Dad had a client wanting to buy a house from him. It was just what the person wanted but was out of date and way overpriced. Arnold was confident he could get him a better deal so he politely told him it would be in his best interest to find a cheaper house in better condition. I asked “Why would you tell him not to buy it when it’s a bigger pay day for you?”, he responded “It’s not about the money, it’s about building relationships with people and telling them what they need to hear, not want to hear.” He knew that this man would come back to him for the rest of his life because he was honest and found a better deal for his customer, not himself. After my Dad found him the cheaper place, the man thanked my father many, many times. As my Dad predicted, the person told my Dad he would never work with another agent again. Moral of the story, money isn’t everything so tell the truth, even when it hurts.
Cheers – To the most honest, and loving Father anyone could ask for! Have a Beer, Cigarette, and throw $20 in the slot machines for the fricken beauty.
Thoughts from Lindsey:
My father in law Arnold made me feel like family every chance he got. When we would go to Canada for the holidays, Arnold would always look out for me and make sure I was taken care of. He would make sure I was well fed & be sure I had a toasted bagel with butter every morning as I entered the kitchen for breakfast. Arnold and I shared a love of scratch off tickets, so he would be sure to pick up a few extra each year so I could experience that enjoyment. I am thankful to have a lot of great memories of Arnold from Christmas time or his birthday that will live on for years to come. Words cannot express how grateful I am to call him my father-in-law and he will be greatly missed. 
A celebration of life will be held at a later date this summer.
Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.
Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society in Mom’s honor, 10430 61 Ave NW #306, Edmonton, AB T6H 2J3, or a charity of ones choice.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.


TAYLOR

DOREEN LILLIAN TAYLOR, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at the age of 90 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


THOMAS

OTHELIA “TILLIE” MARY THOMAS (nee GROSS), beloved wife of the late Matthew “Matt” Nicholas Thomas, passed away peacefully at the Good Samaritan’s Park Meadows Village on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at the age of 94 years.

She is lovingly remembered by her daughters, Roz (Bryan) Kranzler of Lethbridge and Debbie (Ken) Sommerfelt of Winnipeg, daughters-in-law Bernice Thomas of Calgary and Gwen Thomas of Taber, grandchildren: Bryce (Casey) Thomas, Brent Thomas, Krystal (Tim) Kranzler-Bochan, Kevin Kranzler, Michael Sommerfelt, Jennifer (Chris) Norton, Jacquelyn Sommerfelt and Sean (Erin) Sommerfelt, great- grandchildren: Logan, Faith and Dylan Thomas, Nicholas, Theoren, Maddison and Olivia Bochan, Eric, Hailey and Toren Norton, Logan, Wesley and soon to be, “baby” Sommerfelt as well as many beloved nieces and nephews.

Along with her husband, Tillie was predeceased by her sons, Larry Thomas of Calgary and Richard Thomas of Taber, parents Andrew and Jenny Gross, sisters and brothers-in-law, Helen and George Schmidt and Lorraine and Albert Gross as well as niece, Sherry Gross.

Tillie was born on July 24, 1926 in Grassy Lake, AB. In 1942 she married the love of her life, Matt Thomas and together they lived and raised their family in the Grassy Lake and Taber area.

Tillie worked in retail as the manager of Fields in Taber and enjoyed many friendships with colleagues and clients over the years until her retirement.

She was active in her community and faith with dedicated involvement in the CWL for over 75 years, the Women of the Moose, as well as a member of the Taber Legion Ladies Auxiliary.

Tillie had a eye for fashion and was always coordinated from head to toe with matching outfits, jewelry and high heels. Her absolute favourite colour was red.

Tillie loved to dance and have fun socializing. She was an enthusiastic team player in 5-pin bowling, softball and horseshoes.

Throughout all her pursuits, none could compare to the immense joy she found in loving and supporting their grandchildren and great-grandchildren and spending time with their beloved dog, Tyson.

Tillie was a fun and energetic participant in her life, positive to her core and enjoyed a wonderful sense of humour. She will be deeply missed.

A special thank you to the staff at Park Meadows Good Samaritans for all their love and care for Tillie.

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


TOOMBS, Lowry Gordon

July 12, 1950 – April 21, 2021

Lowry Gordon Toombs, the beloved husband of Donna Houston, passed away after a series of longterm illnesses on April 21, 2021, at the age of 70.

He was the third child of Gordon and Mary Toombs, he was born on July 12, 1950. As a child, he was raised in Edinburgh, Scotland, Carrot River and Regina, Saskatchewan, Topeka, Kansas and Winnipeg, Manitoba. Lowry was always driven to be the best at anything he touched and would excel at whatever he set his mind to. A jack of all trades, he went from selling lemonade and newspaper ads as a young boy to being a YMCA camp counsellor as a young man, partaking in activities such as backpacking and hunting, canoeing the Seal river, while also taking involvement in local theatre and community work. He lived in the Yukon for 25 years, it was like his own personal Disneyland, yet he always sought out new adventures. He eventually moved to the Crowsnest Pass in 2000, becoming one of the most well-respected realtors in southern Alberta.

He is survived by his loving wife Donna; his father Gordon Toombs in Winnipeg, MB; his siblings: Susan Wagner (Neil) of Hillcrest, AB and Daniel John of Boston, MA; his stepdaughter Doni-lyn Houston and her 3 children: Zach, Sydney, and Chase. He also survived by his children: Ethan (B.C.) and Morgan (Ontario); as well as other dear relatives and friends. He is predeceased by his mother, Mary Toombs. The family would like to thank the Doctors and Nurses of the ICU, Dr. Wong, and the Nurses of the Renal Clinic at the Chinook Regional Hospital, and Dr. Kiared of the Fort Macleod Medical Centre, for all their care and compassion.

As per Lowry’s wishes, there will be no formal service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada (6007 1A Street SW, Calgary, AB T2H 0G5) in memory of Lowry.

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


LANCE KENNETH

YELLOW FACE

It is with extreme sadness that the family of Lance Yellow Face announce his sudden passing on April 16, 2021, in Fort Macleod, Alberta.

Prayers to be held at Snodgrass Funeral Home on Saturday, April 24, at 1:00 PM-10:00 PM; Wake to continue on Sunday from 1:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Funeral to be held at Snodgrass Funeral Homes (Pincher Creek) on Monday, April 26, at 1:00 pm, followed by interment, Piikani Nation cemetery in Brocket, Alberta.

Due to gathering restrictions, only 20 may be in attendance at these events at one time.

Snodgrass Funeral Homes (Pincher Creek) assisting the

Yellow Face family with funeral

arrangements, (403) 627-4864

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