November 28th, 2021

SATURDAY, November 13, 2021


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on November 13, 2021.

BLUEKENS

LEO JOSEPH BLUEKENS, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at the age of 87 years.

Leo is survived by his loving wife, Alma; his children Anita (Dewain), Curt (Karolina) and Brent (Reneé), as well as his grandchildren Aspen, Lola, Colin and Cameron.

He was predeceased by both of his parents and sister.

Leo was born in 1934 in Kincaid, Saskatchewan, and moved to Lethbridge at an early age. He met the love of his life, Alma, whom he married in 1960. They then began a journey together that lasted for 61 years.

In 1966, he began his passion for farming which evolved into Le-Al Farms Ltd, a legacy that would be passed down to his children and grandchildren. The essence of Leo’s life can be described in The Farmer’s Creed:

I believe that a man’s greatest pride is his dignity and that no calling bestows this more abundantly than farming. I believe that hard work and honest sweat are the building blocks of a person’s character. I believe that farming, despite its hardships and disappointments, is the most honest and honourable way a man can spend his days on earth. I believe that farming nurtures the close family ties that make life rich in ways that money can’t buy. I believe my children are learning values that will last a lifetime and can be learned in no other way. I believe farming provides education for life and that no other occupation teaches so much about birth, growth and maturity in such a variety of ways. I believe that the best things in life are indeed free; the splendour of the sunrise, the rapture of wide, open spaces and the exhilarating sight of your land greening each spring. I believe that true happiness comes from watching your crops ripen in the field, your children grow tall in the sun, your whole family feels pride that springs from their shared experience. I believe that by my toil, I am giving more to the world than I am taking from it; an honour that does not come to all men. I believe that my life will be measured ultimately by what I have done for my fellow man, and by this statement I fear no judgement. I believe when a man grows old and sums up his days, he should be able to stand tall and feel pride in the life he’s lived. I believe in farming, because it makes all this possible.

At Leo’s request there will be no funeral service.

In memory of Leo, donations may be made to Stars Air Ambulance (https://stars.ca/ways-to-donate/ab/)

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


BROWNE

After years of bringing life into the world, we are saddened to announce the passing of Dr. PHILIP MICHAEL BROWNE, beloved husband of Anne Browne, on Monday, November 8, 2021, with his loving family by his side after a brief and courageous battle with cancer.

Dr. Philip Michael Browne, BA (Geography), BSc (Biology), MD, CCFP, FRCS(C), and a diploma in renewable resource management. He would never show off, but we include his accomplishments to share our pride in this industrious and passionate man.

Phil was born May 19, 1955, in Nantwich, Cheshire, UK to Nancy and Bill Browne. He was their middle child and is survived by his older brother Paul (Cathy) and his younger sister Carole (Kevin). Growing up in England, he found his love of birds and conservation – one of the many diverse interests that he passionately pursued throughout his life.

Phil left England in 1975, three days after marrying his wife Anne, and immigrated to Canada. First settling in Edmonton, Alberta they then moved to Ponoka where he briefly worked at the Psychiatric Hospital. Following that short time, he and his family moved to Lethbridge where he completed a diploma in Renewable Resource Management at Lethbridge College. From there, he took a duck-counting job with Ducks Unlimited in Regina, Saskatchewan. After 10 years of helping to manage and conserve wetlands across the prairies, he chose to pursue his life-long goal of becoming a doctor.

Phil began his MD training at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon in 1989. Four years later, Phil graduated as the valedictorian of his class. He completed his CCFP and an extra year of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, then worked for two years as a family physician in Kindersley, Saskatchewan. But he wasn’t done yet and returned again to the University of Saskatchewan and completed his training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. After a year of practice in Saskatoon, he was called by his dear friend, Allyson Adolph, to continue his career in Lethbridge, Alberta where he practiced for almost 17 years. Phil was guided by this simple belief: be useful. This understated philosophy underpinned his exceptional work ethic as a medical practitioner.

While his professional accomplishments are significant, what drew people to him was his unpretentious, honest, and forthright manner. He had a quick and sometimes irreverent wit. No matter the occasion or audience, academic or neighbourly small talk, he always found a way to reach people. He modelled this approach after his father-in-law Denis Walsh, who he admired immensely.

He was a man of boundless energy and wide-ranging interests. He passed these traits on to his children and grandchildren. To Phil, passionately was the way to live. It was important to him to care about our world, our environment, and people.

His legacy will be carried by those who loved him, those whose lives he touched, his wife Anne, his children Clare and Brendan, their partners Scott and Heather, and his grandsons, Samson, Liam, and Deaglan.

A Private Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. The service will be livestreamed and may be accessed via Phil’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.

In lieu of flower and in memory of Phil, donations may be made to the American Bird Conservancy (abcbirds.org) or any Conservation Organization that you support.

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


DEWAR. Charlotte Lynn (nee Voytechek)

Following a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s, Charlotte Dewar of Courtenay, B.C. passed away on Tuesday, October 26 at the age of 72 years.

Charlotte will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 33 years, Alan Dewar; her siblings Marlaine (Roy) Hagel, Michael (Dana), Weston (Eleanor), James (Mary), Patricia (Tom) Polmear; her sister-in-law, Heather (Bob) Tutching, brother-in-law, Ian (Patti) as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Charlotte was predeceased by her parents Joe and Phyllis Voytechek of Camrose, Ab., her parents-in- law, Kenneth and Iris Dewar of Victoria, B.C., and her nephew Matthew.

Born in Mountain Park and raised in Camrose, Charlotte actively participated in her community cultural, spiritual, and athletic pursuits. “Chuck” represented Camrose Composite High School in most of its team sports, coached the city’s competitive swim team, was an award-winning Dominion of Canada marks’ person’, and a decorated Girl Guide who represented Canada at an International Guiding event in Sweden.

Charlotte graduated from the Registered Nursing Program at St. Michael’s hospital Lethbridge. She was employed in hospitals at Fort St. John, Kitimat, London, Toronto, Mississauga, Duncan, and Nanaimo. Charlotte was a consummate, compassionate nurse, always upgrading her skills and finding satisfaction working in the ICU and operating rooms. Charlotte was part of the team that started up the neurosurgery operating rooms at Mississauga General hospital.

While working in Mississauga, Charlotte met her soul mate, Alan. They were engaged in 10 days and married 2 months later in Thunder Bay. Charlotte then moved to Chemainus to join Alan, prior to buying their first home together in Nanaimo. Charlotte retired after working 20 years at Nanaimo General hospital.

Charlotte and Alan enjoyed travelling, especially to their Arizona home in the winters. It was here that Charlotte honed her artistic talents creating beautiful pieces of pottery that she shared with loved ones.
The Dewar’s enjoyed their retirement home in Courtenay until Charlotte moved to the Qualicum Manor one year prior to her passing.

Charlotte squeezed the best out of every day, she loved Alan deeply and had a fierce love for her family. Her greatest joy was spending time with family and loved ones. Every person Charlotte met was the better for having known her, as so many have shared with her grieving family.

Celebration of Life services will be held in her Families cities at a later date.

Should friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to Parkinson Society British Columbia.

Alan wishes to thank the staff at Qualicum Manor for their care and compassion during her stay.

“Remember that when you leave this earth, you can take with you nothing that you have received, only what you have given: a full heart, enriched by honest service, love, sacrifice and courage”
St. Francis of Assisi


David Fraser
1958 – 2021

 David Garnal Fraser, beloved husband and friend of Marlene Fraser (nee Fikus), lost his battle with cancer and passed away peacefully in Taber on Monday, November 8, 2021 at the age of 63 years.
 Dave enjoyed the simple things in life, especially spending time with family and friends. Dave had a generous heart, warm smile and was always there for people who needed him. He will be dearly missed by all who know him.
 A celebration of Dave’s life will be held at a time when we can all gather together safely. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
 Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


GRAHAM

It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of JEFFREY RICHARD GRAHAM, of Lethbridge, on Friday, November 5th 2021.

Jeffrey is survived by his father Dwayne (Carol) Graham of Lethbridge, brother Michael (Melissa) Graham of Lethbridge, sister Stevie (Jeff) Eliot of Coaldale and nephew Caleb.

Jeff was predeceased by his mother Deanna Williams, grandparents Richard (Kathleen) Graham and Ray (Wanda) Williams.

Jeff was born in Lethbridge on January 29, 1978. He then moved to Cranbrook shortly after, with more moves to Medicine Hat, Fort McMurray and finally returning home to Lethbridge in 1982. Growing up, Jeff enjoyed playing street hockey with the neighborhood kids and hanging out with his younger brother Mike. Jeff was always active in sports, being involved with soccer and curling, where he won multiple Bonspiels in the junior curling program. Jeff made many friends over the years while attending Senator Buchanan, Wilson Junior High and Winston Churchill High School.

Following the passing of his mother in 1995, as well as a near fatal auto accident, his life was forever changed. After a rough year in Lethbridge, Jeff moved to Medicine Hat to start a new life. He began operating Southern Rewind successfully as a Branch Manager for 15 years, where he formed numerous friendships with customers and suppliers. When Jeff was not working, he enjoyed hanging out with his good friend Terry, playing video games and watching Nascar races. He rarely missed a race. When he would return home to Lethbridge for visits, he always made a point to catch a race with his dad, and tried hard to make every visit special with his sister. His family was always held close to his heart.

Unfortunately, Jeff’s demons resurfaced and he set off for a couple months to Langley BC, making a strong attempt to get himself back on track. He moved back to Lethbridge in 2013, where he lived with his brother while he tried to get back on his feet. He re-joined the Southern Rewind team at their main branch. During this time, Jeff found a passion for cooking his favorite foods such as lasagna, peanut butter cookies and bacon which he would share with his favorite dog Charger.

The last few years of Jeff’s life were anything but easy, however, regardless of his own well-being, he would always help anyone in need. He will always be remembered for his giant smile, his contagious laugh and heart of gold. We truly appreciate and thank everyone that tried to help Jeff during his walk through life. He deserved a much better hand than he was dealt.

A Private Family Service will be held on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. with Patrick Siedlecki officiating. The service will be livestreamed and may be accessed via Jeff’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.

In memory of Jeff, we ask that you please treat everyone you meet with kindness, and support organizations such as Streets Alive in Lethbridge and CAEH in Medicine Hat. You never quite know what someone is going through.

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


Emil Gundlock

1940 – 2021

A true original, Mr. Emil DeLynn Gundlock passed away on Saturday, November 6th, 2021 at the age of 81 years.

Raised on the farm in Warner, Alberta, Emil grew up in a family that served – his grandfather as an MLA, and his father in many roles including 14 years as an MP. However, it was memories of his mother sharing the bounties of her garden that left the greatest impression on him. His entire life Emil quietly gave away much of what he had to folks who needed it more.

Emil loved life and lived it to the fullest. He flew planes; started a political party; built a Pennsylvania Dutch Barn by hand; played the piano; taught his grandsons to hunt and so much more. He had many occupations – consultant, broker, rink manager, bus driver – but he was first and foremost a farmer. Farmall tractors (specifically the M) were his favourites. Once farm work was done, he was out big game hunting. He knew every inch of the Milk River Ridge, and loved heading to Northern Alberta in pursuit of moose, and trap shooting with Cody.

He instilled in his family an ethic of service to others. A strong advocate for those needing help, he was a member of many associations and numerous service projects. The status quo was never good enough and he always dreamed of bigger and better. He wore out a t-shirt that said “Always Right”, and much to our aggravation, he usually was! He said what needed to be said, even when it was not appreciated. Taking the easy road wasn’t an option.

Emil loved his country. He cried at both the Canadian and American National anthems, attended Remembrance Day ceremonies regardless of weather, and much to their chagrin, loudly held politicians of all stripes accountable. He was proud to personally know 5 Prime Ministers, provide advice to countless politicians, and call Canada’s first Indigenous Senator, the Honourable James Gladstone, a good friend. For many years he made sure Lethbridge hosted a Citizenship Court on Canada Day, and also created an Alberta-wide program where babies born on Canada Day got special recognition as Canada’s newest citizens.

Everyone Emil met was treated to one of his stories or jokes. “Leave ’em laughing!” was his philosophy, and he did this right up until the day he died. Known as the Miracle Man in medical circles, Emil truly was one-of-a-kind in every way. The greatest way to honour Emil’s memory is to help someone else. Volunteer. Serve your community. Make a difference in someone’s life.

Emil is cherished and deeply missed by his wife Kimberly Lyall, daughter Darcee Jean and son Cody (Tanya); grandchildren Chance (Ashley) LeCain and Elke LeCain, and Callie (Tom) Hill and Quinn Gundlock; great-grandsons Rhys and Aiden LeCain; his first wife and good friend Phyllis Gundlock, his sisters Marjorie (Barry) Cronkhite and Trish (Jim) McAllister, sisters-in-law Judy Gundlock and Chris Gundlock, and brother-in-law Frank Farynowski; as well many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Deane and Dorothea Jean, Stepmother Olive, brothers Donald and Leonard, and his sister Jane.

In lieu of flowers donations are gratefully accepted to A New Dawn Foundation supporting families of first responders in times of need. http://www.anewdawncharity.com A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

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HANCOCK

BRENT SIDNEY HANCOCK, PEng, passed away on November 10, 2021, peacefully and in the presence of his family. Brent was born in England on January 12, 1939, and is survived by his wife Terry, two sons Brian (Brenda) and Michael (Andrea), seven grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Brent lived a full and varied life, traveling extensively to work in his field of expertise, Power Systems Engineering. He was known as a talented and precise engineer, working on large power system upgrades in countries as diverse as China, Australia, Jordan, Egypt, and Poland. Brent was an avid golfer, and devoted follower of Sunderland AFC, like his father before him. Brent emigrated to Canada with his wife and two (then young) children in 1973.

Brent loved music, singing as a member of the Calgary and Winnipeg Philharmonic Choruses, and other community choirs. Brent was also a model train enthusiast, spending many hours tinkering with his trains and building dioramas. He had a strong sense of humor and wit. Brent held himself to an exacting standard in his work, and his two sons, Brian and Michael, will continue their quest to locate the missing 2% on their 98% math exams.

We would like to offer our sincere and deep gratitude for the excellent and loving care which Dad received in his last months of life. His doctor, Dr. Makwati, and the staff of Talarico Place provided the very best care, keeping Dad comfortable and supported as the end drew near. We will always remember their professionalism and kindness.

In accordance with Brent’s wishes, no memorial service will be held. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the BC Parkinsons Society.


HOYT, DAN THOMAS

MARCH 26, 1932 – NOVEMBER 6, 2021

With every call our family receives we hear the impact of the ready smile and the mischievous twinkle in our dad’s blue eyes. Dan passed peacefully in the wee hours of November 6th to join his wife Gerry and daughter Danita who passed before him. We imagine the love in the crowd awaiting him that includes his parents, sisters, and a whole lot of dogs, each one in his opinion ‘the very best dog’.

Dan was born in Whiskey Gap, Alberta and grew up on the family farm in Del Bonita. His marriage to a Vancouver Island girl led to 35 years living there, raising his kids, working, making friends, and finding ways to have some fun. This fun is known to include full scale water fights that seemed to come to an end when Dan brought the water hose into the house and the kids gave up.

Dan returned to Del Bonita when he retired at 61. He needed to get back to the place where you could see something. He loved the blue skies of Alberta. The routine of retirement fit him well, daily walks with his dogs, afternoon naps and coffee visits with neighbours and relatives.

The land was so important to him and his commitment to preserving it led to the national heritage site Hoyt’s tipi rings.

Left to celebrate and reminisce are his children Rob, Terry, Susan

(Yohei) and George (Nicole); his grandchildren, Danielle, Tasha (David), Shaun (Renae), Brenton (Ashley), Kai, Josh, Abbi, Brady and Reese and great grandchildren, Makenna, Addisyn, Charlie, Gracelen, Kashton, Noa and Lola. Dad and mom also added kids, Patsy and her kids Lisa and Cory are also family. Along side the family stories, come many from family and friends. A life well lived leads to a life well loved.

We will celebrate Dan in the early summer at the Del Bonita community hall. Date and details will be available at a later date. You can be sure there will be pancakes.

Condolences can be sent to http://www.evergreenfh.ca


Edward “Ed” Lastuka

1936 – 2021

Edward Nicholas Lastuka of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Julie Lastuka for 61 years, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on November 10th at the age of 85 years.

Ed was born in Lethbridge, the youngest of four children of Nick and Mary Ann Lastuka. Ed grew up on the family farm near Stirling and went to school in Readymade. He started farming at a very early age helping out his family. As a young man he liked hunting, fishing and going to Lethbridge with his friends. One of his hunting expeditions found him 3 miles east at the Stanko farm. This is where he met the love of his life and married Julie on October 22, 1960. Ed and Julie had 3 children; Gord, Connie and Mary-Jo. Everyone in the family learned all the skills needed for farming and worked together to succeed. Ed and Julie retired to Lethbridge in 1993.

Ed was immensely proud to be a Councilor for the County of Warner serving the community he loved so much. He was an active member of many clubs including the Lions Club of Stirling, Indian Hills Golf Club, Lethbridge Elks Club, Italian Canadian Club and the Knights of Columbus council 1490. Ed enjoyed BS-ing with friends, auction sales, golfing, curling, snowmobiling, sausage making and even singing. Ed was a kind and very generous man. After retiring from the farm, he enjoyed trucking trips to California and driving tour bus for seniors, sport teams and bands.

Ed made miles! Countless hours spent going down gravel roads checking on crops, farmers and friends. Ed & Julie took trips with family and friends and enjoyed vacations travelling throughout Alberta, BC, Montana and numerous states from California to New York. Many winters were spent travelling south to enjoy the sun. They went on cruises, salmon fishing expeditions and trips to Europe and Hawaii. Ed loved to travel!

Another passion was his John Deere toy tractor collection. In retirement he travelled to toy tractor shows and exhibitions making friends, sharing stories and trading tractors. There were so many that oak cabinets were custom made to house his amazing collection. A true John Deere man!

Besides his loving wife Julie, Edward is survived by his son Gord Lastuka and his children Brad and Kenny; daughter Connie Bourassa (John Roos) and her children Madison and Nicholas; and daughter Mary-Jo Lastuka (Dan Brandon). He is also survived by his sister Barbara Doe and brother-in-law Jack Harmon.

Edward was predeceased by his parents Nick and Mary Ann Lastuka, sisters Ann Bobinec and Dorothy Harmon, brothers-in-law Vince Bobinec and Holly Doe.

Due to Covid 19 Restrictions a private Prayer Service will be held at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL.

A private Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 am on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at ST. BASIL’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH with Father Kevin Tumback, celebrant.

Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

To watch the service via livestream, please go to https://www.mbfunerals.com/obituary/EdwardEd-Lastuka and scroll to the bottom of the page for the link.

Flowers are gratefully declined. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Jack Ady Cancer Centre 960 19 St S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 1W5

A public Reception will be held following the Interment at the Italian Canadian Club. Please be advised that the REP Program will be in effect, meaning you will need to show proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test that was taken within the last 72 hours.

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LATHAM

DONALD HARVEY LATHAM passed away suddenly on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, in Taber, Alberta, at the age of 57 years.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


MANY FINGERS

In loving memory of ELANA JOY MANY FINGERS who passed away on November 8, 2021, at the age of 44.

She is survived by her loving and only son Owen Albert Many Fingers, spouse Bernard White Man Left Jr her stepchildren Katie and Junior; her loving mother, Lucille Bare Shin Bone, her siblings; brothers Al Many Fingers III, Colton (Lace) and Shelby (Tristen) Bare Shin Bone, sisters; Sheryl Many Fingers, Sonjae (Lyndon), Jolaine Chief Moon, Jodie, Terry and Lacey Chief Moon/Tallow. Step siblings Cissy Mistaken Chief, Simone, Aldon, and Leon Soop. Biological Mother Cynthia (Ronnie) Scout; Grandfather, Dale Low Horn Sr., Maternal Uncles, Lester (Alvine), Rudy(Tammy) and Dale Jr (Doris) Low Horn, Patrick (the late Alva Weasel Mocassin) Black Plume, Alan (Janet) Black Plume; Maternal Aunties Ethel (Floyd) Plume, Malina (Dwayne) Across The Mountain, Cheryl (Herman) Scout. Maternal Great Aunties Louise and Margaret Eagle Plume and Gail (Randy) Many Bears and Great Uncles Roy (Christine) Bare Shin Bone, Jordan (Susan) Bare Shin Bone, Johnny Bare Shin Bone and Randy Bare Shin Bone. Paternal Uncles Burton (Verna) Many Fingers, Herbert Many Fingers (GodFather). Paternal Aunties Mildred Melting Tallow, Roseanne Many Fingers, Sylvia Tail Feathers, Marie (Don) Shade and Clara (Mike) Sigurdur. Special Cousins Chad Bare Shin Bone, Monica and Deanna Eagle Plume. God Daughter Krystina Bare Shin Bone. She holds a special place in her heart for her cousins Vaughn Bare Shin Bone, Lydia Scout, Trish (Clarence Rumpa) Black Water, Beulah (Colin) Mountain Horse, Maria, Malcolm, Denise Eagle Speaker, Ramona, Ivyannie, Floyd Big Head. As well as numerous cousins and extended relatives too many to mention Special friend/cousin Terrance Black Fore Head. Her special Nieces Allie Many Fingers and Nevaeh Chief Moon who along with Owen would go all out for them especially when it came to birthdays and holidays.

Elana was very fortunate to have been brought up with the traditional way of life and was mentored by her Maternal Grandparents Annie and John Bare Shin Bone and Paternal Grandmother Margaret Many Fingers. She was named Aipo’taakii as a baby by her grandmother Margaret Many Fingers, and as an adult she took the name of her other grandmother Iimii’tsim’aakii. Elana was also very close to her Maternal Grandparents Dale Lowhorne Sr and the late Sylvia Lowhorne. She was also the oldest grandchild of Dale & Sylvia. She would often call them when she needed someone to talk to or needed prayers. She enjoyed visiting at Low Horn ranch and helping Grandma Syl where she could. Elana had a happy childhood at the Many Fingers Ranch; Her dad spoiled her rotten, what ever Elana wanted her dad made sure she got. She attended Glenwood Elementary School and graduated from Kainai High School in 1995. She obtained a permanent Life Skills Coach Certificate and worked for many years with Kainai Children’s Services as a Child Care Worker. She was the social butterfly in the family; she is a very caring, compassionate, very friendly with everyone and had numerous friends, young and old. She even had the Chief on speed dial. Her four favorite friends, Marie and Pam Wadsworth, Virginia Black Plume and Auntie Vivian White Quills.

Elana was instrumental in the Search movement. She made her Search in 1994 in Enoch, Alberta. Her theme song was Come Back to Me. She traveled near and far to start up the Search movement on other reservations in both Canada and the United States. In 1998 she made her Cursillo on the Blood Reserve, and her theme song was Jesus On My Mind. She also had the privilege of traveling to San Antonio to attend a George Strait concert with Uncle Randy. It was one of the last concerts to be held in the Astro Dome before the new stadium was built. Whilst on the trip they encountered a Hurricane and were not fed on the plane home. When they arrived home, they were starving. There are so many stories that we can reminisce about with Elana about growing up at Grandma and Grandpas house in townsite.

She was predeceased by her Dad Albert Many Fingers II, Grandparents John and Annie Bare Shin Bone, Grandmothers Margaret Many Fingers & Sylvia Lowhorne Paternal Uncles Gordon (Loretta) Many Fingers, Sonny Many Fingers. Paternal Aunty Maryrose Many Fingers (God Mother) Paternal Many Fingers Family; Tweedy, Lyndsay, Kim (Sheldon), Lacey, Brielle, Stan, William, Ticky, Sharla, Charmaine, Kyle, Jessica, Todd, Tommy, Wade, Terry, and Rope. Brother inlaw Darren Day Chief and stepfather Oliver Soop. Biological Father Jordan Chief Moon Sr. Maternal Uncles Peter Big Head and Vernon Bare Shin Bone. Maternal Aunties Malina Bare Shin Bone, Ruby Eagle Plume, and Linda Shot Both Sides. Brother Jordan Chief Moon Jr. Maternal Cousins Freddie, Darryl, Dexter, Wesley, Darlene and Jaunita Eagle Plume, Galeena, Jovian, PJ and Shawn Big Head, Candace Holy Singer.

The family apologizes for any names missed.

A Wake service will be held at Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Monday, November 15, 2021 from 7:00 – 11:00 pm. The Funeral service will follow at Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Tuesday, November 16 at 11:00 am. Interment to follow at Blood Band Cemetery, Blood Reserve, AB.

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MONAGHAN, Seamus

1935 – 2021

It is with great sadness that we announce the recent passing of Mr. Seamus Monaghan at the Red Deer Hospice, Red Deer, Alberta on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at the age of 85 years. A Prayer Service will be held at Parkland Funeral Home, Red Deer, Alberta. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Red Deer, Alberta. For those unable to attend, the Prayer Service will be live streamed at http://www.parkland funeralhome.com on Sunday, November 14, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. Please click on the Live Stream button just prior to 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be live streamed on Monday, November 15, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at https://stmarysparish.jimdo.com/ and scroll down to St. Mary’s Parish Facebook Page and press Click here. Cremation entrusted to Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, Red Deer, Alberta. If desired, Memorial Donations in Seamus’s honor may be made directly to the Red Deer Hospice Society at http://www.reddeer hospice.com. Condolences may be sent or viewed at http://www.parklandfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements in care of

Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, 6287 – 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040.


Donald Muirhead

1961 – 2021

Mr. Donald Muirhead of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Audrey Muirhead, passed away in Lethbridge on Thursday, November 11, 2021 at the age of 60 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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OVERES

MARJORIE LAVERNE OVERES, beloved wife of Hubert Overes, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Thursday, November 4, 2021 at the age of 79 years.

Besides her loving husband, Marjorie leaves behind her children: Ron (Kathy) Overes, Nancy (Rick) Stoperski, David Overes, Mark (Amy) Overes, six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by her sister Barbara (Mike) Credico and brother Ron (Audrey) King, both of Lethbridge, cousins, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents William & Elizabeth King of Lethbridge, her sister Jean Virginillo of McNally District, and her brother William King Jr. of Lethbridge.

Born in Lethbridge in 1942, Marjorie married her soul mate Hubert in 1964. Together, they raised their family of four children. Whether at home at or camping, her door was always open for friends and family, with a pot of coffee on and a deck of cards at the ready. She will be greatly missed and forever loved.

A Private Family Memorial Mass will be held at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH on Friday, November 19, 2021 with Father Kevin Tumback celebrating.

Marjorie will be laid to rest in Mountain View Cemetery at a later date.

A Celebration of Life will be held in the spring with the date to be determined.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Emma Poehlmann

1929 – 2021

Mrs. Emma Poehlmann of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Walter Poehlmann, passed away at St. Marguerite Manor in Calgary on Friday, November 12, 2021 at the age of 92 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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Rodney Rude

1930 – 2021

Mr. Rodney Rude of Lethbridge, beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away on Monday, November 8, 2021 at the age of 91 years.

Rod leaves behind to cherish his memory forever, his daughter Sheryne (Tom) Burgwal; son Daryn (Andrea) Rude; three precious grand children Cody (Mercedes) Burgwal, Brittany (Jason) Schrage, Grayson Rude. Rod’s great grandchildren were the light of his life. Madison, Maxtin, Macey Burgwal, Emery, Kinlee Schrage, all of Lethbridge. Rod’s greatest career memories were while serving with the Lethbridge RCMP.

A private family service will be held.

Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

In lieu of flowers, Rod would appreciate a random act of kindness.

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SCOTT

CHRISTOPHER “CHRIS” SCOTT, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, November 11, 2021 at the age of 54 years.

Arrangements will be announced once completed.

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STANDING ALONE

DORIS ROSE STANDING ALONE passed away in Calgary, AB on November 9, 2021 at the age of 54 years. A Candlelight Vigil will be held on Saturday, November 13 at 3:00 pm at 28 Fonda Drive SE – Unit 2, Calgary. A Wake Service will be held at Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Monday, November 22 from 7:00 to 11:00 pm . The Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, November 23 at 12:00 pm at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston.

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Michael Standing Alone

1983 – 2021

Mr. Michael Jay Standing Alone of Lethbridge passed away at home on Thursday, November 4, 2021 at the age of 38 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday November 13, 2021 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, Lethbridge, Alberta.

Interment will follow at One Spot Cemetery at Old Agency.

To watch Michael’s service via livestream please go to https://www.mbfunerals.com/ obituary/Michael-StandingAlone and scroll to the bottom of the page.

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STANLEY (STAN) PIONTEK

1930-2021

Mr. Stanley Piontek of Vancouver, British Columbia passed away peacefully in Kelowna B.C. on November 1, 2021 at the age of 91.

Stan was born in Lethbridge Alberta on June 11,1930. He was predeceased by his parents Stephan and Helen Piontek, sister and brother-in-law Sophie (Piontek) and Charlie Mahacek, and brother Curly (Marion) Piontek. He is survived by his sister and best friend Jayne Stabb (Piontek) of Lethbridge, and sister-in-law Doreen Piontek of Lethbridge. Stan was proud to be Uncle Stan (The Man) to so many. Over the years he had very special relationships with his nieces, nephews, and their families and he will be deeply missed by them. After graduating from Lethbridge Collegiate Institute, he joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1952 and served multiple tours ending on the H.M.C.S. Naden in Victoria, British Columbia in 1959.

He then enjoyed a long time career with CP Rail as a clerk typist, retiring after 30 years of service as senior billing clerk, Office of Chief Accountant West in 1991.

Stan had a deep respect and love for nature and he was a gifted birder. Some of his favourite places were in “Uncle Stanleys Park” just down the street from where he lived in downtown Vancouver. He preferred walking and was an avid cyclist, being an active member of cycling clubs in the Vancouver area. Stan’s name was placed in a Trans CanadaTrail Pavilion in Medicine Hat, AB in 1998, recognizing him as a significant supporter of the national trail dedicated to preserving and conserving the natural grandeur of Canada for all people to enjoy now and beyond tomorrow.

He travelled often throughout Canada, the United States, the Caribbean, Europe including his special place – Poland. He always took time to visit family and friends along the way, usually teaching them something new about where they lived, and always asking if they had the bus schedule. At home he lived simply and frugally and his ability to find the best deals on food and such was legendary.

Stan loved life and its history. His stories and recollection of life’s events were truly amazing.

An interment ceremony will take place at Mountain View cemetery in Lethbridge on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 11:00 AM. The family will meet for lunch afterwards at the Galt Museum in the Learning Studio.

If friends or family so desire, memorial donations can be made to the Nature Conservancy of Canada, or to a nature related charity of your choice.


ROBERT CHARLES THOMAS

It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father and grandfather on Tuesday, November 9, 2021.

Left to mourn; his beloved wife of 51 years, Marilyn; his precious children of whom he was so proud of: Christopher (Alisa), Cari, and Michael (Sheena); and his four treasured grandchildren Blake, Spencer, Ashley and Dawson.

Bob spent most of his life working hard on his family’s farm to provide for his dear family. He was an excellent steward of the land and an intelligent and innovative businessman, keeping the farm successful though both good years and bad. Following the marriage of his oldest son, he graciously stepped aside to allow him a beginning. From there, he and Marilyn relocated to Lethbridge and he started a successful career with AFSC. Here he met many great people and was highly respected by both his colleagues and the clients he served.

He truly enjoyed and was extremely proud of his children and grandchildren. He always took an interest in everything they did and helped them along the way. Bob was a genuine, selfless man, caring more about his family than himself. He would often put his own need last. A truly humble person that be so sorely missed and forever loved.

In honouring Bob’s wishes, there will be no funeral service.

Cremation entrusted to Cornerstone Funeral Home, with interment to follow in Mountain View Cemetery.

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Brenda Weasel Bear

1961 – 2021

Mrs. Brenda Weasel Bear of Cardston, beloved spouse of the late Mr. Francis Black Plume, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, November 8, 2021 at the age of 60 years.

A Wake Service will be held at 6:00 PM, on Monday, November 15, 2021, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM, on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

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


“Many women do wonderful things, but you surpassed them all by

being our Mother and Friend”.

Siipiinamayaki, Crystal Ann Yellowhorn, Loving Mother, Daughter, Grandmother, Sister and Aunt. Crystal passed away at the Foothills Hospital at the age of 54 years. Her education took her to Lethbridge and Calgary for primary and middle school, while high school at Athol Murray College of Notre Dame and Drumheller Composite High. Later, at the University of Lethbridge she studied Indigenous governance. Crystal often recalled fond memories of friends she had at these places, the joy of friendships and their support in times of challenges. As a youth she travelled to conferences, participated in pow wows, and was crowned a Napi Indian Princess. She met her partner Murray at a hockey game and from that day forward she was devoted to her family. Her family settled in the Old Agency area where she remained until her passing. She loved family, birthdays, outdoor outings, holiday gatherings and playing with her grandchildren. Her daily routine included her loving care of her pets. Crystal was wise beyond her years; through her earlier illness, she became introspective and contemplated on the activities and processes of life. Subsequently, she gracefully accepted her terminal diagnosis. She left behind a legacy of being compassionate and forgiving, both were the source of her strength. Crystal continued to teach and model for her children on becoming better human beings, and thus she inspired those who knew her. She will be sadly missed and is survived by her mother Betty (Henry); her children: Marty, Fawn (Chad), Sable Heavy Shields; her grandchildren: Dallas and Lendrix; brothers: Brooker (Sonya), Joesph, Pitia (Betty-Jo), and sister Candace (Carey) White Quills.

Snodgrass Funeral Homes (Pincher Creek) assisting the

Yellowhorn/Bastien families with funeral arrangements, (403) 627-4864.


“Many women do wonderful things, but you surpassed them all by

being our Mother and Friend”.

Siipiinamayaki, Crystal Ann Yellowhorn, Loving Mother, Daughter, Grandmother, Sister and Aunt. Crystal passed away at the Foothills Hospital at the age of 54 years. Her education took her to Lethbridge and Calgary for primary and middle school, while high school at Athol Murray College of Notre Dame and Drumheller Composite High. Later, at the University of Lethbridge she studied Indigenous governance. Crystal often recalled fond memories of friends she had at these places, the joy of friendships and their support in times of challenges. As a youth she travelled to conferences, participated in pow wows, and was crowned a Napi Indian Princess. She met her partner Murray at a hockey game and from that day forward she was devoted to her family. Her family settled in the Old Agency area where she remained until her passing. She loved family, birthdays, outdoor outings, holiday gatherings and playing with her grandchildren. Her daily routine included her loving care of her pets. Crystal was wise beyond her years; through her earlier illness, she became introspective and contemplated on the activities and processes of life. Subsequently, she gracefully accepted her terminal diagnosis. She left behind a legacy of being compassionate and forgiving, both were the source of her strength. Crystal continued to teach and model for her children on becoming better human beings, and thus she inspired those who knew her. She will be sadly missed and is survived by her mother Betty (Henry); her children: Marty, Fawn (Chad), Sable Heavy Shields; her grandchildren: Dallas and Lendrix; brothers: Brooker (Sonya), Joesph, Pitia (Betty-Jo), and sister Candace (Carey) White Quills.

Snodgrass Funeral Homes (Pincher Creek) assisting the

Yellowhorn/Bastien families with funeral arrangements, (403) 627-4864.


Donald “Don” Young

1947 – 2021

Donald “Don” Young of Lethbridge, Alberta, beloved husband of Hazel Mitchell, passed away peacefully on November 6, 2021 at the age of 74 years.

Don was raised on the family farm in Millet, Alberta. He took an early interest in agriculture and pursued a degree at the University of Alberta to become an Agrologist. His 36-year career with Alberta Agriculture took him all over Alberta and beyond – from his beginnings in Leduc to his retirement in Lethbridge. He also delivered agricultural training courses in Ukraine and China.

Don was a very kind, loving and generous man – giving his time to family, friends and special causes. He was an avid supporter of the communities he lived in and the organizations with which he worked. Whether it was with the Agricultural Institute of Canada and the Canadian Society of Extension or with the Lethbridge and District Exhibition and the University Lethbridge board of governors, he worked hard on many projects to the betterment of the community.

Don was adventurous and loved sports, music, wine, photography and travelling. He was a lifelong member of the Alberta Amputee Association where he provided support to other amputees. He always loved a good joke too – the punnier the better. Hazel and Don were able to spend their retirement golfing and skiing and travelling to Australia, Europe and the Galapagos Islands/Peru.

Don will be forever remembered by his loving wife Hazel Mitchell; daughter Karlé (Cory) Green and their two sons Jasper and Lionel. He is also survived by two sisters and brother: Karen Young (Magnus Magnusson), Christine Richards (Barry), Bruce Young (Kathy) and brother-in-law Jim Mitchell (Annie). As well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Don was predeceased by his parents Robert and Alice Young of Millet, AB.

A Service and Celebration of Life will be held in the spring when there will hopefully be a chance to gather in greater numbers to celebrate Don.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish memorial donations may be made to: Good Samaritans – Park Meadows Village (Attn: Carmen Peterson) 1511-15th Ave North, Lethbridge, AB T1H 1W2 (gss.org/donate/) and the Alzheimer’s Society of Alberta (Lethbridge) #40, 1202-2nd Ave South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0E3 (Alzheimer.ca)

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