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By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on November 20, 2021.

Henry Braun

1931 – 2021

Henry David Braun, beloved husband of the late Gail Braun, passed away in Taber on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at the age of 90 years.  As a result of the restrictions regarding COVID-19 and the government recommendations, a private funeral service will be held at the Evangelical Free Church, 5431 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. A private committal service will follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at  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 Henry’s obituary page on our website and clicking on the livestream link that will be available on Saturday, November 27, 2021. Henry is survived by his three children Dave (Barb) Braun of Regina, Saskatchewan, Brenda Braun of Stratford, Ontario and Ron (Jamie) Braun of Raymore, Missouri; seven grandchildren Jon (Kristen) Fitzimmons, Sarah Mitten, Michael Dean and Andrea (Jeff) Berger, Brianna Braun,  Keeley Braun,  and Logan Braun; three great grandchildren Avery Braun, Randy Berger and Maggie Berger. He is also survived by his brothers Ernie, Ben (Donna Mae), Jerry (Sharon) and Larry (Susan) Braun; sisters Marcia (Bill) Hodgson, Dianna (Charles) Boutland and Sonja (Doug) Davidson as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his wife Gail; daughter Patricia Leone Braun; brothers Art Braun and Bob Braun; sister Rita Magas.   Henry was born on a farm near Beechy, Saskatchewan on February 6, 1931, the third of eleven children of Peter Braun and Lydia (Koehn) Braun. Early schooling was at Neasden and Howendale schools, usually travelling to school by cart and cutter. Later on he attended Rosthern Junior College in Rosthern, Saskatchewan. After high school, Henry spent summers on the farm in Beechy and worked in construction in the fall and winter in Calgary. Ultimately, he returned to the farm, purchasing land beginning in 1954 which he farmed until 1995 when he kept the land in our family and sold it to cousin Rhonda (Braun) Thompson and her husband Neil Thompson who are still living there today. Henry was thrilled to see that their son and his family will be adding another generation to farm that land. Henry married Roberta Taylor in 1955 and they divorced in 1976. Together they had four children. Life on the farm was hard work with some setbacks but always challenging, much like today. During his time in Beechy, Henry was involved in many community boards such as Wheat Pool, Riverbend Co-op, Beechy Rink, Church, the Hospital and RM of Victory. In 1998 Henry and his loving wife Gail were married and together they moved to Taber. They enjoyed their retirement in Taber as a centralized location relative to Gail’s children and multiple brothers and sisters in Calgary. Together they became involved in the community, grew one of the best gardens around, watched sports, played cards, danced and enjoyed time traveling around the world for vacations and to see friends and family.  If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Henry’s name may be made directly to a charity of one’s choice. Dave, Brenda and Ron wish to express their forever gratitude for the love and support of all the friends and relatives for their amazing friendship and support; all of the aunts and uncles who have always been there whenever we needed help from near and far; neighbors that have been keeping an eye out for them, and all of the amazing healthcare professionals who have been caring for Henry at home and in the hospitals in Lethbridge, Taber and Medicine Hat over the years. Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778. 


Adam Frech Jr. passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge, AB, surrounded by his loving family on November 12, 2021. He was 80 years old.

Adam is survived by his children, Linda (Chris) of Black Diamond, Jim (Connie) of Lethbridge, and Cindy (Robert) of Lethbridge. He will be missed by his Grandchildren; Cierra Frech, Ryan Yee, Taylor (Hannah) Yee, and his brother John (Lotte) Frech of Toronto.

He is predeceased by his parents Adam and Maria, his brother Phillip, and his daughter Lydia.

Adam was born in Hassagy, Hungary on August 16, 1941. In 1947 he and his family moved to Germany, and later immigrated to Canada in 1953, settling in the Picture Butte area.

Adam married Helen Szabo in 1962. They started their family the following year with their daughter Lydia, and then Linda, and their son Jim. Later they moved to Lethbridge, AB, and they completed their family with their daughter Cindy.

Adam’s greatest love was his family. His family always came first.

He enjoyed sports, and played soccer for Olympia, Harmonie National Soccer League in 1957.

Bird watching, camping and photography were amongst his other passions. He loved to take pictures wherever he went. Adam loved the outdoors, cold beers and sharing stories of days past. He was a collector of various interests and was a real jokester, always making people laugh. Even while in the hospital he didn’t lose his sense of humour and continued to crack jokes.

He will be sadly missed.

The Funeral Service for Adam will be held on Friday, November 26, 2021 at 2:00 PM at Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home, 703 – 13 St. N, Lethbridge.

A private interment at Mountain View Cemetery will take place at a later date.

Live stream will be available of the service. A link will appear below his obituary on the funeral home’s website 12:45 PM service day.

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Judith MacLean Gatto

January 12, 1941 – November 13, 2021

Judy Gatto, 80, passed away in Saanich, B.C. on November 13, 2021 after suffering from dementia. Judy lived a long and happy life and was blessed with many friends and family.

Following her service as a professional social worker at City of Calgary Children’s Aid, Judy spent decades as the Manager of Special Projects for the Agristar Corporation.

Judy is survived by her devoted husband (Frank) of 58 years. She was blessed with two wonderful sons, (James) and (Jon) and her wonderful daughters-in-law, (Karen) and (Rene).

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DEON EVAN GROS VENTRE BOY passed away on November 15th, 2021 in Calgary, AB at the age of 36 years. A Wake Service will be held at Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Wednesday, November 24th, 2021 from 7:00 to 11:00 pm with a Funeral Service to follow at Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Thursday November 25th at 11:00 am. Interment to follow at Blood Band Cemetery, Blood Reserve.

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LARRY “TEX” GROS VENTRE BOY “Niitsitohkitopi” passed away on November 14th, 2021 in Lethbridge, AB at the age of 52 years. A Wake Service will be held at Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021 from 7:00 to 11:00 pm with a Funeral Service to follow at Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Wednesday November 24th at 11:00 am. Interment to follow at Pioneer Cemetery, Blood Reserve.

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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); mother in law Jean Patterson; 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 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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Karen Lynn North Peigan

Karen Lynn North Peigan, aged 44, passed away suddenly in Brocket, AB on November 14, 2021. Visitation will take place at Snodgrass Funeral Home, Pincher Creek, on Tuesday, November 23, from 1:00 – 9:00 pm. The Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, November 24, at Snodgrass Funeral Chapel. Interment to follow at Piikani Nation Cemetery in Brocket.

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arrangements, (403)627-4864.

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.

Emma is survived by her son Manfred (Marilyn) Poehlmann; daughter Sieglinda (Harald) Schmiegelt; sister Adeline Kunst; brother-in-law Alfred Reuter; grandchildren Adam Schmiegelt, Robin (Wade) McKeeman, Theresa (Chris) Yauck, Cheryl (Chad) Paterson; great-grandchildren Devin Kenna, Emma McKeeman, Levi McKeeman, Angela Hironaka-Yauck, Julia Lennox, Alexia Paterson, Aries Paterson and Dominick Yauck.

Besides her loving husband Walter, Emma was pre-deceased by her parents Johann and Elisabeth Jung; son Hans Walter; sister Lisa Reuter; brother-in-law Frederick Kunst and granddaughter Tracy Lee Poehlmann.

The family would like to thank Dr. Murcuur and nursing staff at St. Marguerite Manor for their compassion and care.

A Private family funeral service will be held, with burial to follow in the Mountain View Cemetery.

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1934 – 2021

November 9, 2021 Roy left this life to rejoin his true love Doreen, who he missed fiercely, keeping photos of her with him at all times.

Born on a farm near Barons Alberta, with the family later moving to Lethbridge. He married his high school sweetheart Doreen Lind and welcomed three children into their life. Roy worked as a salesman for Motorcar Supply before becoming owner/operator of Partsman Automotive, and then ending his working years employed with Canadian Western Natural Gas.

Roy maintained a lifetime passion for hockey and golf. He was a long standing member of the Henderson Lake Golf Club. He enjoyed fishing and even took up skiing in midlife. As the kids got older, the family enjoyed trips camping in the mountains, where the boys rode motor cycles. Later they built a recreational home in Whitefish Montana, where Roy and Doreen entertained family and friends. They travelled extensively in Canada, Europe, Mexico and the US. After Doreen’s passing, Roy continued travelling and going to the Southwest US to golf, as well as venturing to Thailand and Cuba.

Predeceased by parents Chris and Martha Ully, siblings Fred Ully, Edith Church and Mabel Taylor.

Left to mourn his passing are his sister Violet Brown, daughter Marla (Frank) de Boon, sons Myles Ully and Mark (Cindy) Ully, grandchildren Lana (Abe) Caldwell, Amber (Jason) Skoog, Lauren, Marissa and Cole Ully and great grandchildren Ty and Alora Skoog and Jaxon Caldwell along with numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

As per his wishes, no funeral will be held and those wishing to honour his memory are encouraged to dedicate a round of golf to him, watch a hockey game or spend time with family and friends reminiscing about memories and the importance of family.

Gloria Schraeder

1949 – 2021

Ms. Gloria Schraeder of Lethbridge, formerly of Fort Smith, N.W.T., beloved mother of Rebecca Harris; grandmother of Quinn Mckinnon and mother-in-law of Kyle Harris, passed away peacefully and suddenly at Golden Acres Lodge in Lethbridge on Sunday, November 14, 2021 at the age of 72 years.

Gloria was born and raised in Unity, Saskatchewan, she stayed there until she took a job up in Fort Smith, N.W.T., there is where she spent the next part of her life raising her only daughter. After working for over 35 years for the Government of the N.W.T., she retired and moved to Lethbridge, AB, where her daughter currently resides. She lived out the remainder of her years, loving her family. She enjoyed cooking, bingo, and all things Christmas.

Besides her loving daughter, son-in-law and grandson, Gloria is survived by her sister Darlene Riess (Alvin) of Unity, Saskatchewan; brother Kenneth Schraeder of Airdrie, AB.

She was predeceased by her mother and father, Katherine and Peter Schraeder of Unity, Sask.

A private family Celebration of Life will be announced and held at a later date.

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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

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

She was born on the Blood Indian Reserve to Herbert and Martha (Black Horse) Bull Calf on February 18, 1942. She was married to the late Reggie Spear Chief at the age of 16, and together, had seven children: Wanda, Roderick, Winnifred, Christopher, Racheal, Lori and Albert. Rita and Reggie lived on the Blood Reserve where they raised their children, farmed and owned cattle and horses. Back then, together Reggie and Rita would be out working with the livestock and busy during haying season, hauling to Ririe’s in Magrath, AB, hauling by tractor and hayrack often, with her brothers-in-law Allen and Gordon Spear Chief helping them during haying season.

Rita left the Blood Reserve in 1968. She lived in Lethbridge, Coalhurst and Calgary, where she resided and lived at Brentwood Care Centre as her health declined.

Rita is survived by two daughters: Lori Crow Eagle and Janelle First Rider, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins and adopted brothers Leroy Hunt and Moses Spear Chief.

Rita was predeceased by her parents Herbert and Martha Bull Calf, husband Reggie Spear Chief in 1982, and children: Wanda and Roderick Bull Calf, Winnifred, Christopher, Racheal and Albert Spear Chief, sisters Molly Bull Calf, Maude Calling Last and Catherine Blood, grandchildren: Allison Webster, Glenda Bull Calf and Melissa Spear Chief, and the Bull Calf, Buckskin, Hunt and Brave Rock families. The family apologizes for anyone they may have missed.

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.

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It is with heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and sister DORIS ROSE STANDING ALONE on November 9, 2021. Doris is survived by husband Leslie Right Hand, Daughters Candace (Mikey) Standing Alone, Tricia (Daylin) Eagle Plume, Tyrike Standing Alone, Nikera and Arianna Right Hand. Son Devon (Jessica) Standing Alone. Granddaughters: Shayden Pipestem, Maimi Simeon, Zade Simeon, Shiloh Conrad, Zaylee Eagle Plume, Aiyanna Perreault, Bryanna Standing Alone, Raya Standing Alone. Grandsons: Blaine Standing Alone, Tryson Bear Hat, Kai-Mathew Young Pine, Teyo Big Plume, Xavier Big Plume, Creed Big Plume and Phoenix Perreault. Sisters: Theresa Burnett, Angela (Lawrence) Big Sorrel Horse, Lorna (Merlin) Eagle Plume, Jennifer Gros Ventre Boy, Rose (Colin) Gros Ventre Boy, Stephani (Terrance) Gros Ventre Boy, Wanda (Preston) Gros Ventre Boy. Brothers: Gilbert Standing Alone, Ronald (Rochelle) Cutter. Aunties: Mary, Nora, and Joyce First Rider, Teresa White Man Left, Florine White Man Left, Victoria Calf Robe, Janette Stevens, Lavina Eagle Speaker, Ramona (Ervin) First Rider and Floria “Lulu” Duckchief/Cutter. Uncles: Joseph (Joan) White Man Left, Conrad McDonald, Clement Black Rabbit.

Doris was born on December 24, 1966, at the Calgary General Hospital to proud parents the Late Ronald Cutter and Mary Standing Alone (nee Eagle Speaker). She resided with her parents in Siksika from birth to 1972 when mom moved back home to the Blood Reserve. She attended the Siksika, Standoff, Fort Macleod, and Lethbridge elementary schools. Then moved on to Junior High in Old’s and completed grade 7 at St Mary’s High School on the Blood Reserve. Doris upgraded at St. Mary’s High School and completed Life skills courses on the Blood Reserve. She also attended Bow Valley College in her later years receiving certificates and awards as she continued her education. In her younger years she was an adventurous child always out and about exploring. She knew all the fishing holes, secret berry bush spots and backroads. She was a fancy dancer and enjoyed riding horses and spending time with cousins. She also spent a lot of time at Uncle Bernard & Joseph WML homes where they would play bucking barrel. Doris learned to barrel race with Anita (Twinks)MT. All her cousins liked to toughen her up on the barrel because she was feisty and wasn’t one to give in or give up. Her cousin Tara RC would pick her up on her horse and they would be gone most of the day on their own adventures out by the St. Marys Dam.

When her three younger girls began to dance, Doris and Leslie were happy to support their girls. They followed the powwow trail with her mom Mary, and Uncle Charlie in tow. Doris was never a home body and liked to be on the go even if it was just around the city. They never failed to have a backpack full snacks, lunches, and other fun stuff. She loved to cruise and preferred a clean home. She was a very loving person and mother to all her nieces and nephews. If you needed a safe place to go or someone to talk to, she was your person. She was fun, she was welcoming and caring to everyone and was never one to turn anyone away.

Mom was all about family and enjoyed spending time with her girls and grandbabies. Doris liked to dress up and attend the different community events in and around Calgary with her children. We are going to miss all those days we would come home to her hugs and smiles. Gone are the days when we would go through all her interesting and hidden treasures displayed throughout her room. She would always make time to play with the things we found in her room or just sit around the living room and reminisce as a family. Doris’s hobbies included sewing, beading, coloring, going for walks, being outdoors, singing and visiting with friends and family. She truly was one of a kind and her charismatic and fun-loving spirit will be missed. Doris was predeceased by Mother Mary Standing Alone (nee Eagle Speaker), Father Ronald Cutter. Sister Delores Standing Alone (Fred Weasel Head). Sister in-law Lorna Standing Alone. Infant brother Ronald James Cutter. Nieces: Brittany Medicine Crane, Marion Chief Body, Joanne Standing Alone, niece in-law Tiffany Gambler. Nephews: Alroy Creighton, Deon Crazy Bull, Alton Standing Alone, Leland Standing Alone, Colin Jr. Mills, Roman Crying Head and nephew in-law Rance Bear Hat. Grand Nephew: Shae Standing Alone. Aunties: Margaret First Rider, Merden First Rider, Mary-lily Cutter, Marina Yellow Fly, Margaret Red Gun, Miranda Cutter, Helen Cutter, Peggy Bruised Head, Linda, Sharon, Wanda, Vina, Elizabeth Eagle Speaker, Rosie and Christine White Man Left, and Louise Medicine Crane. Uncles: Harold (Christine Calfrobe) Cutter, Thomas Eagle Speaker, Alphonse, Pete, Bernard, Clarence, Ralph and Adrian White Man Left. Clyde, Randolph, Herbert and Eddie First Rider.

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 11:00 am at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston with Father Pawel Andrasz officiating.

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Keith Stepenoff

1951 – 2021

Mr. Keith Stepenoff of Lethbridge, passed away in his home in Lethbridge on Monday, November 15, 2021 at the age of 70 years.

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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!”

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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 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.

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