November 28th, 2021

FRIDAY, November 19, 2021


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on November 19, 2021.

JACOBSON

1923 – 2021

On November 14, 2021, MAISIE JACOBSON, beloved wife of the late Art Jacobson, passed away peacefully at St. Therese Villa, at the age of 98 years.

Maisie was born in Leo, AB, moving to Hanna, Huxley, and a farm in the Delburne area. As a young lady, she came to the Warner District, where she met and married Arthur Jacobson. Farming was a family affair with their two children. They were involved in community events and the Evangelical church. Summers involved holidays in Waterton, fishing and golfing.

After Art passed away in 1975, she moved into the town of Warner, and in 1982, she moved to Lethbridge. She travelled the world, was a member of the Twinning Society, volunteered at the Soup Kitchen and was very involved with programs at McKillop United Church.

She is survived by children Milton (aka Jake) and Donna.

She was predeceased by her husband Arthur, parents Frank and Amelia Grover, six brothers and six sisters, along with some nieces and nephews, and special daughter-in-law Loretta.

Her family would like to thank the caring staff at St. Therese Villa, especially the Recreation Department, all the caring doctors from the Family Medical Centre who brought immense comfort, and most importantly, a huge thank you to friends and family for cards, letters, phone calls and in-person visits that meant so much to our social butterfly, Maisie.

In lieu of flowers, please consider an act of kindness for a friend or stranger.

To send a condolence, please visit

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Ricky Kabatoff

1963 – 2021

Ricky Lane Kabatoff of Stirling, Alberta, beloved son of Harold and Doreen Kabatoff, passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness, on Thursday, November 11, 2021, at the age of 58 years.

Ricky was born in Raymond, Alberta. He attended Raymond in younger years then went to Stony Plain School. Ricky worked for Tim Hortons for 17 years. He enjoyed building models, strategy games and was a Boston Bruins super fan!

He is survived by his sisters Trudy Pixley, Tanya Kabatoff and Sydney Kabatoff; brothers Darren Kabatoff, Tom Kabatoff, Dwight Kabatoff and Dennis Kabatoff; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families.

A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.

Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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send a condolence.


Donald Muirhead

1961 – 2021

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

Born and raised in Scotland, Donald spent his early years in the small mining town of Kirkconnel before relocating to Dumfries. From an early age, Donald enjoyed playing soccer on the local teams where he made many lifelong friends and cherished memories. Upon leaving high school, Donald completed his apprenticeship and honed his skills as a fitter turner/machinist. In 1981, after a trip to visit his Great Uncle Archie Muirhead, Donald emigrated to Canada. Two years later he married Audrey in Scotland and together they returned to Lethbridge to begin their married life. Donald was a loving and dedicated husband and proud father to his lassies Laura, Leigh, and Jill. He encouraged and coached them throughout their education, sports, and lives.

Donald worked at a number of machine shops in Lethbridge before becoming a partner at C&A Industries. There he was able to realize his dream of building a machine shop and was an integral part in the ongoing development of the C&A Group. Donald loved his work and was a strong advocate of the trades.

The void Donald and Audrey experienced upon leaving Scotland was bridged with new friendships created through Donald’s time with the Lethbridge Labour Club Royals Soccer Team. The many fun tournament road trips and times spent together helped Donald and Audrey put down their roots in Canada.

Donald loved to play golf and was often seen at Paradise Canyon alongside his buddies of all ages. He placed great value and importance on the friendships and experiences he shared throughout his life. If you were to enjoy a pint or dram with Donald, retellings of these tales were

sure to be had.

Besides his loving wife Audrey, Donald is survived by his three daughters Laura, Leigh, and Jill; mother Nina Muirhead; brother Neil Muirhead (Joan); sister-in-law Hazel Patterson; as well as 5 nephews, a niece and their families.

Donald was predeceased by his father Donald Hall Muirhead, infant brother Stephen, father-in-law John Patterson, and brother-in-law Neil Patterson.

A private celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, November 22, 2021, with Reverend Trevor Potter officiating. Those who wish may watch the service via livestream by visiting Martin Brothers website http://www.mbfunerals.com and scrolling to the bottom of Donald’s obituary.

For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation, 5241 Calgary Trail NW #144, Edmonton, AB T6H 5G8.

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Olga Novak

1924 – 2021

Mrs. Olga Novak of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Lovro Novak, passed away peacefully on Sunday November 14, 2021 having just celebrated her 97th birthday.

A private family Prayer Service will be held at Martin Brothers Riverview Chapel.

A private family Funeral Mass will be held at St Martha Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

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


PASQUOTTI

LUIGI ‘GINO’ PASQUOTTI, of Lethbridge, Alberta, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 11, 2021, at the age of 81 years.

The Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, November 19, 2021 at 7:00 P.M. with Sharon Hagel officiating.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. with Father Kevin Tumback celebrating. Due to COVID restrictions, attendance is limited for both the Prayer Service and Funeral Mass. Kindly RSVP your attendance to Cornerstone at 403-381-7777 or care@cornerstonefh.ca The Prayer Service and Funeral Mass will be livestreamed and may be accessed via Luigi’s obituary on the Cornerstone website at their respective times.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


SCHULZ

May 15, 1938 – November 12, 2021

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our Mother, Oma and Great-grandmother, KATHARINA SCHULZ (née Rose) at St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Centre (Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada), at the age of 83 years.

Katharina will forever be cherished by her four children, Monika (Pierre Gilbert), Winnipeg; Roland (Elke), Vancouver; Angelika (Lethbridge) and Esther (Victoria); her five grandchildren: Pierre James, Rachel and Stephen Gilbert (Winnipeg); Armin and Kai Schulz (Vancouver); her two great grandchildren, Valerie and Matthew Gilbert (Winnipeg); her brother Alex Rose (Bärbel) Potsdam, Germany; her two sisters, Olga Schmidt (Winnipeg) and Maria Brenner (Bayreuth, Germany). She also leaves behind sisters-in-law Ingrid Schulz (London, Ontario), Helen Schulz (Perth, Australia), her first cousin Ira Schmidt (nee Zahn, Sherwood Park, Alberta), and many nephews and nieces in Canada, Germany and Australia.

She was predeceased by her husband Martin Gustav Schulz (d. 2010) in Lethbridge, her brother Ernst Rose (1942-2019), and her parents Otto Rose (1910-1944?) and Martha Rose (nee Zahn, 1914-1976, Bayreuth).

Katharina was born in Emiltschino (now Yemil’chyne) near the farming settlement of Gottliebsdorf, in Volhynia, then part of western Soviet Ukraine, into a fourth generation ethnic German farming community. The family fled the Red Army in 1943 like thousands of others, and were put into a Displaced Person camp in Bavaria. The post-war years saw hunger and uncertainty, and with her father’s conscription and death (MIA), and her mother’s illness and incapacity, Katharina was placed into a foster family at 12 years and her two younger brothers into an orphanage. She grew up in Einbeck, Germany, where she studied art and design and was apprenticed, going on to design wallpaper and curtain patterns. At 18 she followed her older sister Olga to Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1956, where she met her husband Martin and was married in 1957. He said he was smitten by her beauty and elegance. Both became Canadian citizens in 1975. Katharina cherished the peace and security the new country had provided them. With growing prosperity and success, she worked in various client services and management positions, raised a family of four, and artfully designed the interiors of her family homes, and excelled at home cooking and baking.

In 1984, at 46 years, she moved to Lethbridge, Alberta, with her two youngest children at the time, Angelika and Esther, following her husband’s job transfer in the banking sector. Katharina enjoyed gardening, swimming, nature walks, studying birds, playing card games and dominos, reading, art, and crossword puzzles. From her childhood, she understood rudimentary Russian and Ukrainian, but upon immigrating to Canada, she ardently taught herself English, going on to master the English language and excel at the most challenging crossword puzzles. Throughout her many trials and life’s challenges she maintained a strong Baptist faith and believed the hand of providence had sustained her.

“Our mother has always shown us kindness and a willingness to help others. She went through life with a hardworking and loving nature. By her example of quick thinking, intuitiveness, responsibility and respectability, she has embodied the definition of resilience and shown us how to deal with the ups and downs of life. She was always there to support us and made our house a home, with her cheerful spirit, tender heart and loving smile. We will never forget you. We are blessed to have been born of such a courageous and determined woman as you.”

-Forever in the Lord-

A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at 1:30 P.M. with Pastor Scott Dixon officiating. Due to COVID restrictions, attendance is limited. Kindly RSVP your attendance to Cornerstone at 403-381-7777 or care@cornerstonefh.ca

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


Simioni, Giannina

1925 – 2021

Giannina Simioni passed away peacefully surrounded by her children in Spirit River Long Term Care on November 11, 2021 at the age of 96 years.

Giannina will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed by her children, Elsa (John) Sekulic, Diana (Evans) Forsyth, Antonio Simioni (Wendy Moshuk); seven grandchildren, Janine Sekulic, Greg Sekulic, Warren Sekulic (Stefanie), Shannon Forsyth (Marc Carriere), Alison Forsyth (Chris Tomusiak), Cara Simioni and Andrea Simioni; five great grandchildren, Sadie, Aubrey and Parker Sekulic, Ben and Daniel Carriere, two great grand babies in the New Year, and her sister, Flora Pegorin of Italy.

She was predeceased by her husband; Guerino and eight siblings.

Special thanks to the amazing staff at the Central Peace Health Centre and the Pleasantview Lodge in Spirit River, who have treated her with such kindness and respect for her many years there.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at Santa Maria Goretti, 9110-110 Ave, Edmonton. Entombment will take place at Holy Cross Mausoleum, Edmonton.

Memorial donations may be made to Central Peace Health Complex, Residents Family Council, c/o Judy Brown, Box 825, Spirit River, AB, T0H 3G0 or Santa Maria Goretti Parish, 9110 110 Ave N.W., Edmonton AB, T5H 1S5

To send condolences, please visit http://www.connelly-mckinley.com

Connelly-McKinley Funeral Home

St. Albert Chapel

(780) 458-2222


SINGER

WILLIAM ASHTON SINGER IV, (Kokomi) Kisomm, passed away on November 11, 2021 in Lethbridge, AB at the age of 33 years.

A Wake service will be held at Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Sunday, November 21, 2021 from 7:00 – 11:00 pm. The Funeral service will follow at Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Monday, November 22 at 11:00 am. Interment to follow at St. Paul’s Cemetery, Blood Reserve, AB.

To send a condolence please visit http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca.


SMEDING

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

A Memorial Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, November 19, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Tom Albaugh officiating. Due to COVID restrictions, attendance is limited. Kindly RSVP your attendance to Cornerstone at 403-381-7777 or care@cornerstonefh.ca The service will be livestreamed and may be accessed via Nolda’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


SPEAR CHIEF

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

The Family Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Monday, November 22, 2021 at 4:00 P.M., with the Wake to follow at Cornerstone from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. MARTHA’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 355 Columbia Blvd. West, Lethbridge, AB, on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. with Father William Monis celebrating.

Rita will be laid to rest with her husband Reggie in St. Catherine’s Cemetery on the Blood Reserve. The Mass and Graveside Service will be livestreamed and may be accessed via Rita’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


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 22, 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 23, 2021, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

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


WHITE MAN – FOX

CRAIG JOSEPH WHITE MAN-FOX JR. passed away at home on November 6, 2021 on the Blood Reserve, AB at the age of 35 years.

A Wake Service will be held at Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Thursday, November 25, 2021 from 7:00 – 11:00 pm. The Funeral Service will follow at Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Friday, November 26 at 12:00 pm. Interment to follow at Blood Band Cemetery, Blood Reserve, AB.

To send a condolence please visit http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca.

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