November 28th, 2021

TUESDAY, November 16, 2021


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on November 16, 2021.

Art Boswell
1941 – 2021
 Arthur Jacob Boswell, beloved husband of Donna Lorraine, passed away in Taber on Friday, November 12, 2021 at the age of 80 years.
 Art will be privately remembered by his family and friends. 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.


ENSIGN

WAYNE DENNIS ENSIGN, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Thursday, November 11, 2021 at the age of 65 years.

Wayne is survived by his nieces and nephews.

Wayne is predeceased by all of his siblings and parents.

At Wayne’s request no formal service will be held.

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.

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


Marvin Hagen

1931 – 2021

Mr. Marvin Hagen of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Anne Hagen, passed away at Legacy Lodge on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at the age of 90 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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


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.

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.

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


A’apah’tsis’tsakii (White Beaver Woman)

Morgan Little Mustache

A’apah’tsis’tsakii … Morgan was born on February 28th, 1984 to the proud parents of Gordon and Carolyn Little Mustache. Istapatopiyop called her home on November 9th, 2021. So our cowgirl saddled up her horse and joined our ancestors for her journey home.

Morgan leaves to mourn the treasure of her life, her boys Carter Lane and Manny Lebron, along with her partner in life Rejean North Peigan. She was known for being a graceful, caring and compassionate person who deeply impacted the hearts of the Little Mustache, Pard, Smith, Cross Child, Plain Eagle, Small Legs, Stikes With A Gun and North Peigan families. Morgan will lovingly be remembered and missed by her many relatives and friends. She was kind hearted and generous and had a beautiful fun loving soul.

A’apah’tsis’tsakii believed in our traditional ways and was transferred rights with the Beaver Bundle. She took part in our ceremonial way of life.

A’apah’tsis’tsakii’s celebration of life will be held at the Snodgrass Funeral Home in Pincher Creek, AB. The wake service will be on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 from 2pm – 11pm and the funeral will be held on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 12pm at Snodgrass.

Snodgrass Funeral Homes

assisting the Little Mustache family with funeral arrangements

(403) 627-4864.


Dora Marose
1929 – 2021

Dora Evelyn Marose, beloved wife of the late Doug Marose, passed away in Taber on Sunday, November 14, 2021 at the age of 92 years.
Further information will follow once arrangements have been finalized.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


Olga Novak

1924 – 2021

Mrs. Olga Novak of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Lovro Novak, passed away at St. Michael’s Palliative Care on Sunday, November 14, 2021 at the age of 97 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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


Emma Poehlmann

1927 – 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 94 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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


Allan Schaaf

1946 – 2021

Mr. Allan Schaaf of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Sandra Schaaf, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, November 11, 2021 at the age of 75 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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


Gloria Schraeder

1949 – 2021

Ms. Gloria Schraeder of Lethbridge, formerly of Fort Smith, N.W.T., passed away at Golden Acres Lodge in Lethbridge on Sunday, November 14, 2021 at the age of 72 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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


SCOTT

In loving memory of CHRISTOPHER WILLIAM SCOTT, a dear son, father, brother, and nephew, who passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Thursday, November 11, 2021, at the age of 54 years.

He is survived by his mother Carol, daughter Erica (Sam), sons David (Teagen) and Curtis, sister Shelley (Bill), and his ex-wife Sandra.

Cremation took place and a private family memorial will be held. We will love and miss him forever. Rest in peace, Chris.

In memory of Chris, please consider making a donation to Fresh Start Recovery (www.freshstartrecovery.ca)

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


SMEDING

ARNOLDA SMEDING went home to be with her Lord, on Saturday, November 13, 2021, at the age of 99 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


SPEAR CHIEF

RITA SPEAR CHIEF, passed away at the Foothills Health Centre, on Thursday, November 11, 2021 at the age of 79 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Statham, William “Bill”

1954 – 2021

Mr. William “Bill” Statham of Lethbridge, formerly of Invermere, BC and beloved husband of Mrs. Milena Statham, passed away at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at the age of 67 years.

Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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


Arthur “Art” Strain

1924 – 2021

After 97 revolutions around the sun and thousands more around his grain fields, Arthur George (Art) Strain passed away November 13th, 2021, at Long Term Care in Bow Island.

Dad was born in Lethbridge on August 1st, 1924, to George and Lydia Strain and joined his brothers, Doug and Bert on the homestead south of Nemiscam, where he lived and farmed for the next 95 years. While growing up during The Depression, he developed his love of family, farming, music and sports. Jam sessions, ballgames and pond hockey were his passions. Later on, he enjoyed coaching ball, curling in Foremost and skiing and golfing in Elkwater. Many hours were spent enjoying family and friends at the cottage in Elkwater and watching the kids and grandkids sports and activities.

Dad was a Robertson Associate seed grower and processor and an esteemed lifetime member of the Canadian Seed Growers Association, winning numerous awards for his grain at Seed Fairs in Lethbridge and Calgary and the World Championship in Toronto.

Art is survived by Eve, his wife of 72 years and their children, Gail (Jim) Westland, Wendy (Kelly) Hagel, Gary (Phoebe) Strain and Lynn (Nick) Tait; grand-children, Gerry (Ashley), Shannon (Jake), Ryan, Ashlee (Kelly), Meagan (David), Owen (Nicole), Emilia, Georgia and Alex; nine great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

There will be a private family celebration of life at a later date. If so desired, donations in Art’s name may be made to Halo or a charity of one’s choice.

“You’ll see as you go!”

Condolences may be made at http://www.gracememorial.com.

Arrangements are made by GRACE MEMORIAL

AFFORDABLE BURIAL & CREMATION 1924 10th Ave NW, Medicine Hat Alberta T1C 1T5 403-905-0440

info@gracememorial.com.


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