May 25th, 2024

TUESDAY, December 14, 2021

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on December 14, 2021.

Judith “Judy” Aos

1943 – 2021

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Judith (Judy) Aos. Judy passed away suddenly at Chinook Regional Hospital in the early morning hours of December 9th at the age of 78. Judy was born in Lethbridge to Paul and Katy Katanchik in 1943 and spent her entire life in Lethbridge. Judy worked for many years for A.G.T. and in September 1964, Judy married her husband Don and together they raised two children, Alecia and Donnie. After raising her family, Judy then spent a number of years working for the Lethbridge School District. An amazing mother and grandma, her greatest joy in life was spending time with her grandchildren Sydney, Spencer, and Brady, and many hours were spent enjoying her grandkids sporting events, dance recitals, and school activities. Throughout her life, Judy also loved to bake and spend time camping with family. Judy was a generous and caring person who always put others first and will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Judy is preceded in death by her father Paul, mother Katy, and sisters Sharon and Patricia (Pat). She is survived by her husband of 57 years Don, daughter Alecia (Lyle) Moore, son Donnie (Kim) Aos and grandchildren Sydney Aos, Spencer Aos, and Brady Moore. Extended family includes brother-in-law Alan Aos, and nephews Doug and Rick (Rhonda) along with grand nephews and niece, Zac, Alli, and Tyson.

For those who wish to attend, a gathering of family and friends will be held at 3:00pm on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at MARTIN BROTHERS FUNERAL CHAPELS, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

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ALDEN GEORGE BOURNE, dearly loved husband of Karen Bourne, passed away at his home in Magrath on Friday, December 10, 2021 after a valiant fight against cancer.

Along with his wife, he is lovingly remembered by his children; Shawna (Nathan) Rimington and Greg (Mary) Bourne; grandchildren Brittany, Dyllan and Catie Rimington and Layla and Baron Bourne; great grandson Parker Rimington; sister Karen (Norm) Kesler; brother-in-law Stewart MacLeod; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Gerald and Lynda Udal; brother-in-law Myles White and many other extended family members.

He was pre-deceased by his parents Albert and Catherine Elnora Bourne, his sister Dorothy MacLead, his sister-in-law Debbie White and his father and mother-in-law Eldon and Arlene Moen. Alden was born June 27, 1947 in Lethbridge and he spent a happy childhood there. On October 7, 1967 he married his high school sweetheart, Karen Moen. They enjoyed 54 years together as best friends during their married life. Alden spent many years working as a commission salesman, employed by Sears Canada. He developed friendships with many loyal customers. He was a gentle, kind man who loved to serve others however he could. He loved the outdoors . In particular, he enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening. He took such pleasure in spending time with his family in the mountains. He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many callings throughout his life. He was a true and loyal friend to many.

The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday December 18, 2021 at 1:00pm. Due to Covid-19, the Service is invite only. A livestream will be available on the Salmon and Sons website.

A Viewing will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, GARDEN PLACE CHAPEL,170 North Centre Street Magrath from 7:00 to 8:00pm on Friday, December 17, 2021. Please R.S.V.P by contacting Salmon & Sons.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Jack Ady Cancer Center (960 – 19 St South Lethbridge, AB T1J 1W5)

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DWIGHT WAYNE EVANS, beloved husband of Mary Evans, passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit, on Saturday, December 11, 2021 at the age of 77 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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JIMMY HEALY, a dignified life lived. Jimmy was a Kipitaipookaa, treasured by his maternal grandmother Mary Stabsdown. The family of Jimmy are deeply saddened to announce that our beloved family, father, son, brother, uncle, friend, passed away the day of Saturday, December 4, at the age of 60 years old. Jimmy will be called home to his wife Karen Eagle Bear, his father Johnny Healy, maternal grandmother Mary Stabsdown, maternal grandfather Fred Stabsdown, paternal grandmother Kate Healy, paternal grandfather Mike Healy, eldest brother Rudy John Healy, and nephews Jonas Murray Robin Healy, Aldwin Jr. Healy, and Cory Scout and all his relations who have gone home to Creator before him.

Jimmy was born on November 25, 1961, at the Blood Indian Hospital to his parents, Isabel Healy (Pi’kssipitaakii) and the late Johnny Healy. Jimmy loved his children Michael and Lucy very much and loved taking care of his family on the Blood Reserve where he grew up. Jimmy had his own bus operation for 30 years and was employed with the Blood Bus Coop. Jimmy received his education and graduated from F.P.Walshe, Fort Macleod, as well as the Lethbridge College. Jimmy received several awards that recognized his gifts in the visual arts.

Jimmy was employed at the Kainai Industries for several years where he received further training for his carpentry and trades. Jimmy was also a very skilled and talented interior decorator and enjoyed fulfilling many contracts for Blood Tribe Housing and other homeowners. Jimmy also had a deep love and talent for art and spending many hours outdoors hunting, fishing and being embraced in nature. Jimmy enjoyed spending time with family, and he was a very good listener. Jimmy loved his music and sharing it with family, he also loved the art of making model cars and airplanes.

Jimmy will be remembered as someone who enjoyed sharing his unique humor in the Blackfoot Language and making his family laugh. Jimmy was a dedicated bus driver who took pride in helping many children attain their education as he ensured they had safe and consistent transportation from home and school.

Jimmy is survived by: his children Michael and Lucy Eagle Bear/Healy, mother Isabel Healy, and siblings: Mary Fox (Gordon Alex), Aldwin Healy (Marie), Marlene Healy (Lonnie), Casey Healy (Charlotte), Debra Healy, and Mark Healy (Iris); nieces and nephews, Patricia Soop/Healy, Marlin Bottle/Healy, Terrance Bottle/Healy, Lenny Fox, Shaneen Fox (Neal), Andrea True Joy Fox (Javier), Kendall Healy, Hilary Healy, Martie Gros Ventreboy (Wylie), Michael Healy, Lacey Healy, Chelsea Healy, Chynell Shade, Haley Shade; and many great nieces and nephews.

A Family Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at 5:00 P.M., with a Wake to follow until 10:00 P.M.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge, AB, on Thursday, December 16, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback celebrating. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, attendance will be limited for the Wake and Funeral Mass. Kindly RSVP your attendance to Cornerstone at 403-381-7777 or

Following the Funeral Mass, Jimmy will be laid to rest on the Blood Reserve in the One Spot Cemetery.

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With heavy hearts and great sorrow, we announce the passing of our Mother, Sister, grand daughter, Aunt, and Neice; Kyla Nicole Many Fingers, who left peacefully on December 7, 2021 in Lethbridge, AB at the age of 34 years.

Left to mourn her passing, her children: Kya Shaneal, Brayden Noah, and Baby Alexander Noel. Step Daughter: Terry. life time friend Kevin (Melissa) First Charger. Sisters: Stacey (John) and Sonya Creighton. Grandmother: Mildred Melting Tallow. Aunts: Debbie Melting Tallow, Verna (Ivan) Many Fingers, Natalie, Charlene (Tim), Dee, Jessie “Cookie”, Jaunita “Ritzie” (Ivan) and Kim Creighton, Carol Bird. Uncles: Billy (Reann) and Cary (Candace) Creighton, Jeff Melting Tallow, Andrew (Cindy), Barry, and Leeboy Many Fingers, Robert Wells, Rodney (Lavern) First Rider. Great Aunts: Clara (Mike) Sigurdur, Sylvia Tail Feathers, Roseanne Many Fingers, and Marie (Don) Shade. Great Uncles: Herbert and Burton (Virna) Many Fingers. Godchildren: Keanu Creighton and Lola Beebe.

Kyla was predeceased by her parents: Cynthia “Tammie” Creighton and Delbert “Sonny” Many Fingers. Maternal Grandparents: John “Jiggs” (Arabella) Creighton, Mary (Arthur) White Quills. Paternal Grandfather Clarence “CM” Melting Tallow. Uncles: Brian, Alroy and Henry Creighton, Matthew Wells, and Todd Many Fingers. Aunts: Sharon, Barbara “Tiny” Creighton, Joanne “Girlie” Wells, and Leanne Melting Tallow.

A Wake Service will be held at White Calf Hall, Blood Reserve on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 from 7:00 – 10:00 pm. The Funeral Service will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve on Thursday, December 16 at 11:00 am with Father Pawel Andrasz officiating. Interment to follow at Blood Band Cemetery, Blood Reserve, AB.

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ALVIN “AL” THOMAS MYSHRALL, of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Monika, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 7th, 2021 at the age of 83 years.

Along with his wife, he is lovingly remembered by his children, Gregory and Stephen Myshrall, Kirsten Smith, Lisa Millward (Pat LeClair) and Michael (Annie) Greeno; grandchildren, Ashleigh Smith, Blayne and Amanda Hoogerdijk and Abbygayle Greeno; great-grandchildren, Levi, Hunter and HD; brother Martin (Marie-Jean) Myshrall and sister, Joyce Kresconko.

Al was predeceased by his parents, Harold and Edna (nee McCarthy) Myshrall.

A Celebration of Al’s Life will be held in the New Year.

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Kaitlyn Pirie

1989 – 2021

Ms. Kaitlyn Pirie of Lethbridge, loving mother to Miss Alison “Ali” Gamble, passed away at St. Michael’s Palliative Care on Thursday, December 9, 2021 at the age of 32 years.

Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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Madelyn Rozendaal
1963 – 2021

“My times are in Thy hand..” Psalm 31:15A
 The Lord has spoken and to our sorrow has taken out of family our dear wife, mother and Oma, Mrs. Madelyn Rozendaal (nee Boon) beloved wife of Jake Rozendaal on Thursday, December 9, 2021 at the age of 57 years, after another battle with cancer.
 Madelyn was born on December 20, 1963 to George and Eva Boon of Woodstock, Ontario. In 1982 she moved to Lethbridge, where she met her husband Jake Rozendaal. They were married on July 27, 1984 and she joined Jake on the farm in Hays where they raised their children. Madelyn passed away at home, surrounded by her family.
 She will be greatly missed by her husband Jake Rozendaal; children Henry Vandenberg, Rence Rozendaal, Anna (Edward) Decker, Jorgen Rozendaal, Jake (Henriette) Rozendaal, Nicole (Noel) Beusekom, Stacie (Gerrit) Beekman, Chelsey (Donovan) Banman and Kari-Jo (Zack) Beusekom; fourteen grandchildren and mother-in-law Aartje Rozendaal. She will also be missed by her brothers and sister, brothers and sisters-in-law and extended family.
 Madelyn was predeceased by her daughter Evaline Vandenberg, parents George and Eva Boon and father-in-law Lauwrens Rozendaal.
 Condolences will be held on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. at the Netherlands Reformed Church of Lethbridge, 48-90022 Range Road 211, Lethbridge.
 A Worship Service will be held at the Netherlands Reformed Church of Lethbridge, 48-90022 Range Road 211, Lethbridge on Wednesday, December 15, 2021  at 1:30 P.M. following a private burial at the Hays Cemetery with Reverend E.C. Adams officiating. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at
 If friends so desire, memorial donations in Madelyn’s name may be made directly to the Eventide Care Home of Lethbridge, 48-90022 Range Rd 211, Lethbridge AB T1J 5N9.
 A special thank you to Sherryl Zdan who was supported by the homecare and palliative teams, Dr. Yawney and the pharmacist team at Johnson IDA Drugstore in Taber.
 Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.  


JOHANNA MARIA SIKKING, the beloved wife of the late William Sikking, passed away in Lethbridge on Saturday, December 11, 2021, at the age of 92 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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Willie Simons

1947 – 2021

It is with heavy and broken hearts that we announce the passing of Willie Simons, at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on December 10, 2021, at the age of 73 years.

Willie was born in Mechelen Limburg, Netherlands on December 22, 1947. In 1956 along with his parents and seven siblings immigrated to Canada and arrived in Southern Alberta.

Willie is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 47 years, Antoinette; daughter Jennifer (Shaun) and his granddaughter Andrea; brothers Frank, Pierre (Mary Lou) and Charlie (Judy), and sister in laws, Tina and Johanna.

He is predeceased by his parents Peter and Tina; siblings, Al, Joe, Elly, Matt and sister in laws Rita and Gladys. In addition to Willie’s family, he will also be missed by Antoinette’s family, a large extended family and numerous friends.

Willie had a passion for carpentry and was an accomplished carpenter by trade. Willie began his career in the family business and then worked for 30 years with the Holy Spirit Catholic Schools. Family was everything to Willie and he especially loved spending time with his granddaughter Andrea. If you knew Willie, you knew he had his own Pace… often humming or whistling as he went.

A private family service will be held at 11:00 am, on Thursday, December 16, 2021. The family invites those who wish to watch the service via livestream by going to, and scrolling to the bottom of Willie’s obituary.

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ROBERTA BILLINGSLEY SMITH, left her earthly home on December 9, 2021 at age ninety-four to join her eternal companion, Byron Charles Smith. She will be greatly missed by her family and all who knew and loved her.

Roberta was born March 25, 1927, in Cardston, Alberta, the second of three children to Oneta and Ervin Billingsley. She grew up in Glenwood and had fond memories of time spent with family and friends. Family has always been at the center of Roberta’s life, along with her membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day- Saints.

She married her sweetheart, Byron, on September 12, 1946 in the Cardston, Alberta temple. After living a short time in Welling, Glenwood became their beloved home where they raised their eight children on the farm. Roberta felt “too timid” to be a farmer’s wife but she showed her remarkable ability to overcome challenges. She cleaned animal pens, herded sheep and cows, chased mean roosters with a broomstick, fed lambs and calves, and drove tractors. She was an avid gardener and spent many hours each summer canning fruit and vegetables, making pickles, or jam to help feed her large family.

Roberta taught herself to sew and spent many late nights on her trusty Bernina finishing holiday outfits, or dance costumes. Her grandchildren were delighted to receive her handmade quilts.

Anyone who knew Roberta loved receiving her homemade baking or Christmas chocolates. The candy and nut bowls kept by the front door were a favorite of grandchildren. Sharing food and hosting family and friends were Roberta’s language of love.

Through the years Roberta served faithfully in many church positions, and more importantly looked for opportunities to quietly serve others.

When she committed to do something, she went above and beyond which has been a model for her posterity.

In 1995 Roberta and Byron served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. They also served in the Cardston Alberta Temple for many years.

If you asked Roberta to describe herself, she would tell you that she was a simple woman who tried to raise a good family. However, if you asked her family, they would use words like selfless, thoughtful, faith filled, determined, courageous, industrious, a loyal friend, creative, hard-working and loving. An elect lady!

Roberta was preceded in death by her husband Byron to whom she was married for 72 years. Their posterity includes their children: Craig (Colleen), Wendy (Dave-deceased), Barbara (Robert), Aileen (John), Kevin (Kelly- deceased), Danny (Wanda), Drew (Ross), Julie (Marc), thirty-five grandchildren, seventy-three great grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren.

The family would like to thank the caregivers at West Highlands Good Samaritans in Lethbridge for their loving care for her and Byron.

The funeral service will be held Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at 11:00 AM at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Glenwood. Covid Restrictions Exemption Program will be in effect, proof of vaccination or a negative Covid 19 test (within 72 hours) required, and masking is mandatory.

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Wayne Ulmer

1943 – 2021

Wayne Ulmer, peacefully passed away on December 8th, in the loving arms of his wife and daughters.

Wayne was the loving husband of Justina (Jo), and father of Tracey Opper (Oral), Tara Bouw (Wes), Larry Lunseth (Kerry McColm) and Les Lunseth (Laurie). Wayne was the brother of Wendy Spivak (Dave), Rod Ulmer and Barry Ulmer. Wayne was the uncle and great uncle to Lee Lunseth, Landon Lunseth and son Evan, Adam Lunseth, wife Beth and children Audrey and Charles, Erin Pichurski, husband Chris and children Eddie and Willow-Anne, Laurel Borysuk, husband Trevor and children Gray and Tristan, and Briea Turner, husband Jaime and daughter Charlotte. Wayne is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Wayne was predeceased by his parents, Walt and Bunny (Ruth) Ulmer, and sister-in-law Carol Ulmer.

Dad was born on March 13, 1943 in Medicine Hat, Alberta. Dad met the love of his life, Jo, in Bow Island one evening in early spring 1964 on his way to a dance. It was love at first sight and they got engaged that same year on mom’s birthday, September 11. Mom and Dad were married on January 15th, 1965 and welcomed their first daughter, Tracey, later that same year and their second daughter Tara 4 years later. Dad’s heart was full of joy with his girls and from then on, the grey hair started. Dad was like a big brother and friend to Les and Larry whom he loved very much. To dad, we were all one big happy family that he cherished.

Dad went to Olds College and worked for both the Alberta Government and the County of Warner for many years. Dad was an avid curler and golfer and member of Land O Lakes Golf Course.

Over the years, dad loved to go hunting wild birds, fishing, reading and spending time with his family and friends.

We know dad is already out golfing and will be enjoying a glass of red wine with his pizza!

At dad’s request, there will be no funeral service. A celebration of dad’s life will be held at a later date for the immediate family.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that you please make a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society in Wayne’s name.

Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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With deep sorrow but grateful hearts, our mother and Oma went into the loving arms of her Savior on December 10, 2021 at the age of 86.

She was born April 30, 1935 in Beilen, Drenthe, The Netherlands. She immigrated to Canada in 1955, met our father, John, and their life and family began.

Her faith, family, nature and music were a great source of joy in her life.

Linda is survived by her children: Alice (Tony) Frank; Joyce (Harold) Funk; Henry Van Vliet; Debbie (Shawn) Westerson. She was Oma to 8 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

She is predeceased by her husband John in 2009, brothers Albert Snoeyer; Harry Snoeyer; sister Tina Tamming and daughter-in-law Belle Van Vliet.

Family would like to thank the staff of 4C at CRH during a short stay and Edith Cavell over the past number of years for the wonderful care and compassion shown.

A family graveside ceremony will be held at a later date.

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Arie Veluw

1931 – 2021

Mr. Arie Veluw of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Henny Veluw, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on Saturday, December 11, 2021 at the age of 90 years.

A private family graveside service will be held at the Huntsville Cemetery.

A public celebration of Arie’s life will be held at a later date.

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VERLA WILDE, beloved wife of the late David Wilde, passed away on Friday, December 10, 2021, at the age of 85 years.

Her Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, December 18, 2021 at 11:00am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, WELLING CHAPEL. A Viewing will be held prior to the Service from 10:00 to 10:45am at the Church.

Covid exemption program will be in effect, proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test (within 72 hours) is required.

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JACQUELINE “JACKIE” WRIGHT passed away peacefully at the Good Samaritans West Highlands, on Friday, December 10, 2021, at the age of 75 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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