June 22nd, 2024

SATURDAY, May 29, 2021

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on May 29, 2021.

Kenneth “Ken” Ball

One of the “Original Northsiders” left his much-loved Lethbridge home to join his heavenly family on Wednesday May 19, 2021.

Kenneth Patrick Ball, leaves to mourn his sudden passing, his beloved wife of 57 years, Lily Ball, his family and friends.

On March 17, 1944, Ken was born, then raised, educated, had his family, worked and lived in Lethbridge. A dedicated, hardworking, humble family man, his many friends could count on him, day or night. A volunteer hockey coach for years, he collected lifelong friends and acquaintances through his career at local car dealerships.

Family left with very sad and heavy hearts are: Shawn (Kelly) of Ottawa; Debbie (Steven) Gergely of Lethbridge; Granddaughters Kayla (Ryan) Shand of Calgary & Ella Ball of Ottawa; only sister Judy (Charlie) Simons of Lethbridge; and numerous nieces & nephews.

A Celebration of Ken’s Life will be held when possible.

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KEITH CHARLESWORTH passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, early Monday, May 24, 2021 at the age of 74 years with his brother Mark and Mark’s family by his side, his hand resting on his beloved dog, Buddy’s head. He spoke to Buddy saying, “Come on big boy, let’s go”.

Left to cherish Keith’s memory are his grandsons: Justin, Jordan and Brandon Marshall. He will be missed by his brothers and sister: George, Dale (Jo-Ann), Mark (Debi) and Shelly (John); his aunts Bev and Eileen as well as nieces, nephews and extended family.

He was predeceased by his wife B.J., his parents Helen and Ab and his sister Donna.

A very special thanks to Jeremy, Cassandra, Keely and Elizabeth Charlesworth for their loving kindness, care and continual assistance to Keith during his last years. Thank you to the staff at AgeCare Columbia and the ICU team at Chinook Regional Hospital.

Per Keith’s wishes, a simple graveside service and a big party with a keg will be held when covid permits.

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FILOMENA MARIA CIOLFI, age 61, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge, Alberta.

Filomena is survived by her husband of 42 years Domenico Ciolfi; children Marisa and Roberto; granddaughter Sophia; and parents Vincenzino and Gina D’Agnone (Santangelo).

She is beloved daughter in law to Giusepina Ciolfi and loving sister in law to Lucia (Domenico) and Marisa (Sandro); nephew, Adriano Ianiro and niece, Pamela Ianiro.

Filomena Ciolfi was born on August 31, 1959, in Civitanova Del Sannio to Vincenzino and Gina. She married Domenico on February 23, 1980 at Assumption Church in Lethbridge, Alberta. She was the loving mother to Marisa (39 years old) and Roberto (29 years old). She worked as a Small Business Financial Advisor at Scotiabank for over 40 years.

Filomena had many passions including her family, baking, gardening, sports, and the family business (Land-O Lakes Golf Course). She was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother who would do anything for her family. She will always be in our thoughts , and forever in our hearts.

A Prayer Service will be held on Monday, May 31, 2021, at 7:00 PM with Sharon Hagel officiating.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at 2:00 PM, with Father Kevin Tumback celebrating.

Both services will be livestreamed at their respective times, and may be accessed via Filomena’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.

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Selina Cutler

1926 – 2021

Selina Cutler of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Charles Cutler, passed away peacefully at Legacy Lodge at the age of 94.

She was born to William and Helen Provost in Northfield, Vermont on Sept. 8, 1926. At the age of 2 she moved with her parents to a farm at Coronation, Alberta. Selina completed grades 1-9 in Coronation and high school in Castor. She moved to Lethbridge in 1945 where she attended Garbutt Business College and where she married Charles Cutler. They lived in several southern Alberta towns before settling on a farm in the Sunnyside area. After Charles’ death in 1967, Selina moved into Lethbridge and worked at Woolco for 15 years until her retirement. She enjoyed bingo, bowling and coffee with her friends at the mall.

She was predeceased by her husband, Charles and one son Leonard. She is survived by one son, Ed (Mary) one granddaughter, Lori (Nick) Kuzyk and one great-granddaughter, Poppy.

The family would like to thank the staff at Garden View Lodge and Legacy Lodge for the care provided during her stay.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

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Brett Dunne

2001 – 2021

Brett Marshall Allen Dunne of Lethbridge, was taken tragically from us far too soon, on Friday, May 21, 2021 two weeks short of his 20th birthday.

A Public Viewing will be held from 9:00am to 10:00am on Saturday, May 29, 2021 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South. Please book a time to pay your respects by visiting https://www.fhwebsites.org/ymb/obituary/Brett-Dunne and scrolling to the bottom of Brett’s obituary or call our office at 403-328-2361

A private family service will be held. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the family invites you to watch the service via livestream at 11:00am on Saturday, May 29, 2021 by visiting https://www. fhwebsites.org/ymb/obituary/Brett-Dunne by scrolling to the bottom of Brett’s obituary.

For those who wish, memorial donations in Brett’s name may be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association (Alberta South Region) 426 – 6 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 2C9 or to the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation 28 Oki Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta, T3B 6A8.

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BLAINE MARVIN EASTHOPE, beloved husband of Deanna Irwin Easthope, passed away in Lethbridge, Alberta on Thursday, May 27th, 2021 at the age of 76 years.

Friends may meet the family at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Wednesday, June 2nd from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m.

A Family Service will follow at 11:00 am. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the service is limited to 20 people.

To WATCH the service Online or to send condolences please visit http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca


The family of Linden Blair Grier regretfully announce the sudden passing of their beloved son, brother, and family member on Monday, May 24, 2021, in Fort Macleod, Alberta. Linden was a loving father of three and passed at the age of 33 years.

A public Wake will be held on Tuesday, June 1, at 3:30 to 10:00 pm at Snodgrass Funeral Homes, (Pincher Creek). On Wednesday, June 2, a Wake will be held at Shawna (Evan) Grier’s home on Piikani Nation. The funeral service to take place at their residence on Thursday, June 3, followed by the interment at Piikani Nation Cemetery. Gathering restrictions will be followed at all events.

Snodgrass Funeral Homes

assisting the Grier family with

funeral arrangements

(403) 627-4864.


Aug. 25, 1926 – May 23, 2021

PHILIP GRUNINGER, beloved husband of Othella “Tillie” Gruninger of 72 years, passed away with family at his side, on Sunday, May 23, 2021 at the age of 94 years.

Besides his wife, Tillie, Philip is survived by his loving children: LeeAnne (Joe) Horvath, Lorrie (Aaron) Clements and Kim Gruninger; nine grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. He will be sadly missed by his brother Don (Carol) Gruninger, Mike (Faye) Gruninger, Joe (Diane) Gruninger, and Albert (Shirley) Gruninger.

Philip was a compassionate, thoughtful, honourable man who loved his family. His quiet courage, strength of spirit, creativity and sense of humour will be carried forward by those who knew and loved him. His family joked about his never-ending ability to fix things.

The family would like to thank all the doctors, nurses and staff for the exceptional, compassionate care that was given.

At Philip’s request, no funeral will be held.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Philip’s name to Raymond Hospital Auxiliary (Box 599, Raymond, AB, T0K 2S0).

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Clara Healy (Eagle Bear) “Koo’daan”

January 29, 1941 – May 24, 2021

It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of our dear mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, and great grandmother on May 24, 2021 at the Lethbridge Regional Hospital surrounded by her loving family.

Clara was born on January 29, 1941 to Mike and Angeline Eagle Bear, the eldest of ten children. She is survived by her Children: Kevin (Lori) Healy, Denise (Tyrone) Potts, Pam Healy, Myron (Tanya) Eagle Speaker, and Kurt Healy; Grandchildren: Brett (Lindsay) Healy, Kristen (Kyle) Shade, Darci (Wayne) Healy, Latoya (Ethan) Healy, Jeremy (Erin) Healy, Tia (Jesse) Potts, Clinton (Ray) Potts, Shelby Potts, Joel (Alisha) Healy, Bailee (Darrel) Healy, Brittany Shade, Darby Eagle Speaker, Torry (Punky) Eagle Speaker, Kalli Eagle Speaker, Trent (Sarah) Soosay, Tiauna (Austin) Soosay, and Anjiloh Healy; Great grandchildren: Griffin, Chaliss, Lexus, Teagyn, Kadin, Trista, Kantrell, Rosalie, Anthony, Nynnilah, Hunter, Ryden, Fallyn, Jovan, Ryler, J.T., Asher, Toka’sa, Gaby, and Andy; Sibling: Gilbert (Velma) Eagle Bear and sisters: Evelyn Scout, Audrey Eagle Bear, Marsha (Merlin) Provost, Anita (Randy) Eagle Bear, Connie Tail Feathers, Emelda (Gilbert) Black Water, Evangeline Provost, Joan Eagle Speaker, and Teresa Black Water.

Clara attended St. Mary’s boarding school where she learned to cook, sew and clean. Although the years at boarding school were tough and often lonely, she never complained. Clara was fondly known as “Elizabeth Taylor” because she was so beautiful. She was lovingly referred to by people as a “real classy lady”. She loved to shop and had great taste in clothing and gifts. Mom met dad, the love of her life Art Healy Jr., who she married in 1960. Together they raised six children at the Old Agency Homestead after briefly residing at the North End Ranch. They shared fifty loving years together.

Mom was a homemaker for many years, at least once a week she would make yeast buns and the smell of fresh baked buns was heavenly. When Grandpa Mike and Grandma Angeline would visit, Grandpa would tell her to make her cream peas and her Salada tea and Grandma would scold Grandpa for asking. When her children were older, she ventured out to her first job as a store cashier, at Stan and Ben’s General Store, in Standoff, AB which eventually became the Standoff Supermarket. She worked at the Standoff Supermarket for years and eventually worked her way to the Managerial position because she was an exemplary employee. Mom and Lynn volunteered at the Kainai food bank for several years until Lynn’s health declined. She also worked at Kainai Continuing Care before she retired, and spent her time devoted to caring for her daughter Lynn Carmen.

Mom supported dad in his recreational activities cheering him on at rodeo’s, ball games, hockey games, chariot racing and horseracing. One of their highlights was when dad’s hockey team attended a tournament at St. John’s, New Brunswick. She was so excited to go on this trip, she packed and repacked several times, and she even bought a beautiful fur coat for that trip. Mom supported dad when he joined the “Horn Society”. Dad also supported mom in her recreational activities, he encouraged her to ride horses and they would often go for leisurely ride in their younger days. Mom played fastball with the Kainai Klippers for three years, they attended many tournaments and won many championships.

Mom attended Red Crow College in 1982 – 83 where she received her diploma in Small Business. She also attended a Spanish course at the Lethbridge Community College because she and her friend Emma Lee were venturing on a trip to Guatemala, South America. Mom and Emma Lee got to visit a lot of churches while on their trip. They also had opportunities to stay with friends that Emma Lee knew. Mom saw the poor living conditions and was amazed at their generosity. After mom’s return from her trip to Guatemala she gained a new perspective of how fortunate she was. One of the things mom said about her trip was “I live in a castle compared to some of the people in Guatemala”. Many of the people she met touched her life.

Mom loved to read romance novels and always carried her novels everywhere she went, if she had downtime, she would pull out her book to catch a few pages. She had a book cover that she bought from Avon it was a red and white with a mouse at the bottom left corner, she had that book cover for so long the mouse looked like it had a dirty face even with a good wash. She was often teased about her mouse.

Mom’s house was the place her family all gathered to celebrate birthdays, holidays, barbeques and to find comfort or just to have a good visit. Mom had a special place in her heart for each one of her family members. She welcomed everyone who stopped by to visit.

Mom attended church her entire life and was devoted to her Catholic faith, she was a true woman of virtue. Proverbs 31:10-31

Predeceased: husband Art Healy Jr., daughter Lynn Carman, parent’s Mike and Angeline Eagle Bear, brother’s Alphonse, Junior, Vern Eagle Bear and Fritz Chief Moon, sister’s Edna Eagle Bear, Carol Black Water, In-laws Arthur and Betty Healy.

Extended family: Knifes, Big Sorrel Horse, English, Fox, Many Fingers, Mistaken Chief, Beebe, First Charger, Turning Robes, Eagle Child, Bloods, Pace, Red Crow, we apologize for anyone we may have missed.

A Viewing will be held at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Monday, May 31, 2021 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm and Tuesday, June 1 from 9:00 – 11:00 am with a Family Service to follow at 11:00 am. (Due to COVID – Only a limited number of people will be allowed into the service) Interment to follow at One Spot Cemetery.

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

1928 – Mabel Jalbert – 2021

The family of Mabel Jalbert is saddened to announce her passing on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at the age of 92 years. Mabel was born and grew up on the family farm at Glentworth in Saskatchewan. She is predeceased by her husband, Rollie, and survived by their four children and their families which include several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mabel’s final journey will take her back to Glentworth to rest beside her beloved husband at a future date. Memorial gifts in Mabel’s memory may be made to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Mabel Jalbert. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATORIUM, “The Chapel in the Park”, Medicine Hat, Alberta. Should you wish any additional information, please telephone 1-800-317-2647.


January 10, 1953 – May 18, 2021

HELEN “TAVIA” ANDRÉE MAHEU passed away peacefully at the St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit with family and close friends at her side, on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at the age of 68 years.

Thank you Tavia for all of the gifts you gave your friends and family over the 68 years you were with us on this earth. You were generous of spirit, kind to all, exceptionally creative and forever beautiful. You gifted us with two fine sons: Ira (Kira) and Lorien (Christine). You are leaving a legacy of light and love to your two grandchildren: Jasper and Opal, who will know you in spirit even though, sadly, you never met them in person. You were loved and admired by many dear friends, cousins and colleagues. You lovingly cared for Mary and Chuck with compassion and grace. You shared your wisdom and knowledge with all of those you touched and loved. Pictures, collages and other pieces of art that illustrate your creative brilliance will live on in our lives and “colour” fond memories forever.

In some unknown way, you will be joining those who went before, your parents Ruth and Marcel and your Aunt Andée and Uncle Yves.

“As she was beautiful, a shining light in life, so she shall remain in the hearts of all those who loved her.”

You gifted me with all that is good and bright and lovely in this world. Your loving sister, Barb.

Details surrounding the Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date, once the current Covid restrictions are lifted.

In memory of Helen (Tavia) Maheu, donations can be made to McKillop United Church (403-328-2703) or a charity of your choice.

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ANNE F. PETA, beloved wife of the late Frank Peta, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, May 28, 2021 at the age of 99 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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Dale Rhodes

1957 – 2020

It is with great sadness we announce Dale “Dusty” Brent Rhodes passed away suddenly on October 7, 2020 at the age of 63 years.

He will be missed by sisters Shelley (Gord) Glass, Sandy (Mike) Ballman, Kim (Jeff) Coolidge; son Chris; daughter Cassie; niece and nephews Ami, Chad Jonathan and Jason; grandkids Brayden, Michaela and Dakota, and many extended family members and friends.

He was predeceased by his mother Del Wallace; father Bev Rhodes, and close friend Gus.

Dale spent much of his life in Southern Alberta before moving to Vancouver BC Where he lived until his passing.

A Celebration of Dale’s life will be held at Archmount Cemetery on Saturday, May 29, 2021 where he will be remembered privately by his family.

Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

A very special thank you to Lisa and all of the amazing staff at Martin Brothers in Lethbridge, as well as Martin Brothers in Vancouver for all of the arrangements they made to bring our brother home.

“Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same, but as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again”

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SKYLAR NATASHA ROSE SPOTTED BULL passed away in Brooks, AB on May 22, 2021 at the age of 29 years. A Candlelight Vigil will be held on Saturday, May 29 at 6:00 pm at Olympic Plaza in Calgary, AB. A Viewing will be held at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm and on Thursday, June 3 from 9:00 – 11:00 am with a Family Service to follow at 11:00 am. (Due to COVID-19 – Only 20 people will be allowed into the service.) Interment to follow at St. Paul’s Cemetery.

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Archie Stolk

1938 – 2021 

Argyl Maureen Stolk, beloved wife of the late John Stolk, passed away in Lethbridge on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at the age of 83 years. A private burial service will be held at the Taber Memorial Garden. As a result of the restrictions regarding COVID-19 and the government recommendations, a private funeral service will be held at Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber on Monday, May 31, 2021 at 4:00 P.M. with Shelly Bassett officiating. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.  Due to the fact that in person attendance at the service is limited and by invitation only, those who wish to view the service may do so by visiting Archie’s obituary page on our website and clicking on the livestream link that will be available at 3:45 P.M. on Monday, May 31, 2021. Archie is survived by her children Shelley Fakir (Ron Townrow) of Didsbury and her three children Lynda (son Jayden), Maria (daughter Taylor and sons Aaron, Caleb and Aiden) and Michael (his wife Stephanie and his son Grayson); Terry (Palma) Stolk of Edmonton and his children Nigel and Nicholas; Frank’s son Daniel. She is also survived by her siblings Leona, Fern (Phil) and Lyle (Anne); sister-in-law Pat and by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.   She was predeceased by her husband John; son Frank; siblings Joyce (Delco), Ross and Ruby; brother-in-law Harold.  Archie was born in Acme on March 10, 1938. After John and Archie were married, they lived the majority of their years in the Taber/Vauxhall area before moving to Carmangay and later Claresholm. Archie adored John and he made sure to always spoil the love of his life. After John’s passing, Archie lived in Olds before returning to Taber where she remained until her passing. Archie was a spunky woman. She was an incredibly hardworking individual and operated her own businesses over the years. She would deal with the challenges life presented and then go shopping! Her appearance was very important to her and she took great pride in always looking her best.   If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Archie’s name may be made directly to the Alzheimer’s Society, 40, 1202 – 2 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 0E3 (http://www.alzheimer.ca). Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

David Taylor

1949 – 2021

Mr. David Taylor of Lethbridge, passed away at home on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, at the age of 72 years.

A private family Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 p.m., on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. The family invites those who wish to watch the service via livestream at http://www.mbfunerals.com and scrolling to the bottom of David’s obituary.

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Phillip “Phil” Wiest

1932 – 2021

Phillip Stanley Wiest was born on September 16, 1932, in Enchant, AB, to Clarence and Edith Wiest. He was the third youngest of 15 and he was the last surviving sibling. Phil will be sadly missed by all his family and friends.

Phil was educated in Enchant. In his younger days he loved to play baseball and hockey, and especially loved any gathering of the Wiest clan, whether it was big or small! He was mainly involved in farming and truck driving and hauling fuel for his brothers. He took a few years off and did carpentry work on the Morley Reserve for 6.5 years. He gradually went back to farming around Calgary and Tofield, before settling back in Enchant in 1982. In 1995 they moved to an acreage inside the Lethbridge City limits, then to Monarch and then back to Lethbridge where Phil resided until his passing.

Phil’s main passion was his horses. He started on the local bush circuit in the 1950s and eventually moved up to the B circuit. He became a fixture at the Lethbridge & District Exhibition circuit, starting about 1960. He trained as many as 17 or 18 horses in the same season; among his favorites were Petit Four and Naptown. He was instrumental in developing a race track in Enchant. His horses took him across the prairie provinces as well as the U.S. One of his racing highlights was getting a young 16-year-old rider from Red Deer, who rode his first race for Phil in 1966. This jockey, Don Macbeth, went on to become one of the world’s top jockeys, riding in races such as the Kentucky Derby. Phil received many awards and trophies over the years and in 2006 he was nominated to the Lethbridge Exhibition’s Horsemen Wall of Fame.

Phil is predeceased by his infant daughter, Mary; by his parents, Clarence and Edith Wiest; by his 14 siblings: John (Vera), Phyllis (Art) Howg, Wilfred (Dorothy), Lola (Roy) Bataldon, George (Jessie), David, Roy, Cecil (Olivia), Francis (Mike), Charles, Helen, Elsie (Allan) Bryant, Reginald, Richard; some nieces and nephews, and his former wife, Caroline Howg and stepson Bradley Hooper.

Phil is survived by his children, Sandra Wiest, Beverly (Dale) Wickenheiser, and Robert (Marlene) Wiest; grandchildren: Jason (Noemi Loor) Lay, Adrian Wickenheiser, Kerri (Mehul Sangham) Wickenheiser, Ken Wickenheiser, Mathew (Britny) Wiest, Stephanie (Riley) Honess, Rylan (Jaylynn) Wiest; 9 great grandchildren; the mother of his children, June Fekete; sisters in-law: Verna Wiest, Maisie Wiest, Louise (Wilson) Wiest, Martha Wiest, Karen (Wade Worthington) Wiest; many nieces and nephews; and step-children: Deb (Bill) Glaister, Joanne Hooper and Bryan Hooper.

We would like to thank the staff at St. Therese Villa Assisted Living Facility (level 2 East) who have done an excellent job taking care of Phil over the past 2.5 years. Your care and compassion towards Phil have been very much appreciated by the family.

A Public Viewing will be held from 2:00pm to 4:00pm, on Monday, May 31, 2021, at Martin Brothers Riverview Chapel 610 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. Please book a time to pay your respects by visiting http://www.mbfunerals.com and scrolling to the bottom of Phil’s obituary or call our office at 403-328-2361.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Enchant Community Club, Box 1927, Enchant, AB, T0K 0V0, or Rocky Mountain Turf Club 3401 Parkside Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 4B3.

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