January 24th, 2022

WEDNESDAY, January 5, 2022


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on January 5, 2022.

Christopher Allen Clement

1957 – 2021

Mr. Christopher Allen Clement of Lethbridge passed away on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at the age of 64 years.

Christopher was born in Sault Ste. Marie, ON on November 27, 1957 to Edward Clement & Florence-Joy (Betz) Clement. Throughout his life, Chris learned many skills and shared his passions with those around him. After some travelling in his youth Chris married and had three wonderful children who then blessed him with five equally wonderful grandchildren.

Christopher was passionate about his autobody work which was a lifelong hobby and successful career. He loved plans, motorcycles, and anything mechanical. Chris loved to tinker which lead to becoming an “Expert McIver” and a ‘Sensei’ to those who took an interest in his work.

A Son, a Dad, a Grandad and a friend.

Christopher is survived by his mother Florence-Joy (Betz) Clement, his two daughters Stephanie (Paul) Schofield and Christina (Michael) Churchill, his son James Clement and grandchildren Dominic, Tyler, Claire, Maxton and Jenna.

Christopher was predeceased by his father Edward Clement & younger brother Geoffrey Clement.

A closed service will be held at Saint Augustine’s Anglican Church on January 6, 2022.

No Interment to follow.

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Sheri Covey

1956 – 2022

Ms. Sheri Covey of Lethbridge passed away peacefully with family by her side, daughter Taya (Travis), and son Jeremy (Tanis), at Good Samaritans West Highlands, on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, at the age of 65 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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Sarah Joy De Jong

nee Zondervan

May 12, 1979 – Dec. 31, 2021

Sarah Joy (Zondervan) De Jong, age 42, was born on May 12, 1979 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and passed on to Glory on December 31, 2021 in the Red Deer, Alberta hospital, in the arms of her beloved husband, Bindert.

Also mourning her passing are: her son, Tucker; her father, Jim Zondervan, and stepmother, Caroline; her siblings: Samuel Zondervan, Anna (Justin) Barber, David (fiancée María) Zondervan, and Joseph (Lydie) Zondervan; her sister-in-law, Amanda Zondervan; Bindert’s father, Bram De Jong; Bindert’s brother and sister, Hedzer (Karissa) De Jong and Henrieke De Jong; and eleven nephews and nieces.

She was predeceased by her mother, Betty Zondervan, and mother-in-law, Ineke De Jong.

Sarah was a kind and sensitive woman, and a devoted wife and mother, with a deep love for her God, her husband and son, and her extended family. She was a graduate of Immanuel Christian School of Lethbridge, Alberta, and of Calvin College, of Grand Rapids, Michigan. She lived with her parents in Argentina for five years and in Minnesota for five years, before moving with them to Alberta in 1990. It was here that she met Bindert, her future husband, best friend, and soul mate. They were married in 2008, and were joined by Tucker in 2013. Sarah loved nature, especially the beautiful countryside near Lacombe, and was always delighted to report a sighting of moose or other wildlife. She was an encourager to many people, and was known for her thoughtful notes, puns, and quotes from movies and songs. She will be greatly missed, but her loved ones are thankful that she is free from the health problems with which she struggled for so long. By the grace of God in Christ, she has entered a realm where He “will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away” (Revelation 21:4). May Sarah rest in eternal peace. Blessed be her memory.

A private, family service will held, followed by the interment at the Bentley Cemetery in Bentley Alberta.

Condolences may be made by visiting

http://www.wilsonsfuneralchapel.ca


HEALY

November 9, 1946 – December 22, 2021

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear loving mother, EVELYN ALMA “BABSIE” HEALY. She passed surrounded by her family peacefully in the early morning of December 22, 2021 at the age of 75 years.Evelyn “Babsie” is survived by her husband Leslie Healy of 57 years. Her children Ann, Brenda, Holly, Joe and Amber. Her grandchildren Mandy, Davie, Justin, William “Cody”, Raquel and little Valentina. Her great- grandchildren, Isaac, Kashtin, Jaylene, Katerina, Halo, Stormy, Hunter, Lincoln and Zayden. Her siblings, Lena Russell, Barbara Heavyshields, Faye Heavyshields, Sharon Heavyshields, Jordan Heavyshields and Steven Heavyshields. Her adopted brother Mike Fox. Evelyn is also survived by her special adopted children, Maria Russell, Susan and Tim Heavyshields, Al and Cher Collar, JR Fox, Merlin and Gina Calling Last, Fran Devine, Tracy Big Head and Marlene Sweetgrass. Her sister-in-Law Nora Eagle Bear, Nora Healy and Wilfred Soop. And also, numerous nieces and nephews whom she loved and adored.Evelyn was pre-deceased by her parents, Eddie and Adelaide Heavyshields, her mother and father-in-law David and Gwen Healy. Her siblings Herman “Mousie”, Ed Jr., Gordon, John, Mary “Lulu”, Baby Teresa and baby boy who passed in infancy. Her brother-in-laws Richard Healy, Merle Healy, Fred Healy, David Healy, Alphonse Eagle Bear, Oliver Ward, Lyman Tail feathers and James Russell. Sister-in-laws Dorothy Ward, Shirley Healy, Geraldine Soop and Marion Heavyshields. Her special sister Bernadette Fox. Also, many family members who have passed on before her.

Evelyn “Babsie”, was one of 12 children born into the Heavyshields family. Growing up, she was one of 6 daughters and had 6 brothers of whom she loved dearly. Along with her parents growing up, each sibling had contributed something unique to the woman she would become. She had a soft spot in her brother Gordon whom she called her “protector” and her baby brother John, who taught her how to be a mother babysitting early on in life. At the age of 6, it was her turn to attend St. Mary’s residential school where she resided for much of her youth. This is where she gained some of the life skills she needed. Sewing was one of the skills she loved and continued on with. She was able to be with her siblings, cousins and made lifelong friends along the way. The highlight of her experience was becoming valedictorian of her 9th grade class.

During her last year of school, she met the love of her life at a horse race. They went on to be married on May 16, 1964. During their 57 loving years of marriage, they would welcome 5 children. 6 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. After getting married, Evelyn then decided on a career in nursing. She started nursing school in 1965 and trained to become a certified LPN. She started her nursing career thereafter at the Charles Camsell Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta in 1968 and then onto the Blood Indian Hospital where she worked until 1994. During her career, she would develop a love of caring for her people, especially a soft spot for seniors where she would pay extra attention to reading stories when she had extra time or breaks. The time and attention she would give to feed and nurture her patients was a gift given to her that made her unique. Being a wife and mother was her greatest accomplishment. The special care and attention she took as a wife into ensuring her husband Leslie was well prepared during his time in leadership, to working the late nights to ensuring her family had what they needed when they started out, Supporting her children through life paths and teaching them that no matter what, love of family is what is most important. And when it came to her grandchildren, did she ever love being a grandma.

She never forgot a birthday. Always wrote loving birthday messages and gave thoughtful gifts to family and friends. And most importantly Christmas, as it was her favorite time of year. She taught her family the gift of giving back to the community. Every year, Evelyn, Leslie and her children would collect items for Christmas hampers with gifts and Christmas dinner and surprise families who needed it at that time. That was what Christmas to her was about. Family, love and friendship. Family and friendship is the reason she had a wonderful life. Always with husband Leslie, surrounded by her daughters, cruising with her sisters or while driving her big blue truck. She always managed to bump into somebody and took the time for a quick visit. It was during those quick visits, she always left the person laughing, smiling and feeling good about themselves. She loved to make friends no matter where she went, she would strike up a conversation with a stranger and leave them with a gentle smile. Many of those times were felt during her years managing the kitchen at Morris Crow’s sundance and then joining the circle with Leslie as a sun dancer with her daughters Holly and Amber. Her spiritual journey also included her catholic faith and family making her cursillo with her brothers and sisters in faith. With love of her catholic faith, included her joy of taking care of the church cleaning with her husband Les, her sister Barbara and close friends. She always looked forward to seeing her siblings, nieces and nephews during Kainaiwa Indian days laughing and visiting into the late summer nights. The annual Heavyshields women’s retreats and barbeques is where you could hear her laughter and see her ear to ear grin. Showing nieces and nephews support by cooking and feasting with family at the Belly Buttes Sundance gatherings. And last but not least, her love of travelling. Throughout her life she was able to visit many beautiful places, meet many people and see different cultures and tribes. Many of her highlighted trips was that of being able to meet with Queen of England in 1980, Disneyland with Amber and Mandy in 1992, attending the Marian Conference with Bernadette Fox in the 90’s, Family trip to Rosarito beach Mexico in 1994, Nogales, Mexico with Leslie in 1995, the anniversary trip with Leslie to Graceland in the 1996, annual trips to the health mines in Boulder, Montana and the many annual road trips to Las Vegas for New Year’s Eve that included many of her friends near and dear to her. Each and every one of these trips, no doubt did she live the best moments of her life during these times. On behalf of her husband and children, we thank those of you who made her life a happy and most fulfilling. A Wake Service will be held on Thursday, January 6 from 7:00 – 11:00 pm at White Calf Hall, Stand Off. The Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, January 7 at 11:00 am at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve. Interment in St. Paul’s Cemetery, Blood Reserve.

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


Rachel Hoof

1932 – 2022

Mrs. Bertha “Rachel” Hoof of Standoff, beloved wife of the late Mr. Joseph Hoof, passed away at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre on Sunday, January 2, 2022 at the age of 89 years.

Funeral arrangement will be announced when completed.

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Jason Jones

1980 – 2021

Jason Robert Jones Passed away suddenly on December 23rd, 2021 at the young age of 41 years, of Warner, Alberta. Beloved Husband of Tracy Jones of Warner.

Jason was born at the Lethbridge Regional Hospital on April 2nd, 1980 to loving parents Robert & Dixie Jones and sister Kim Jones (Owen). Jason was an outgoing kid and always loved to go in the tractors or combine with his Dad when he could. His Mom, Dixie, was always the one that would have everything packed to go out on our family camping trips to Waterton or Ridge Park or on a plane somewhere warm.

Jason attended Warner School from K – 12 where he made so many friends that he was still very close with. Jason graduated high school in 1999 and then went to work briefly at the AIM Mustard plant in Warner. Jason then went to work for McKenzie Farms where he began to fall in love with farming. When working for McKenzie Farms an opportunity at the Triple W Gas Co Op came up in 2002 and Jason got the job. He attended NAIT and received his Gas Utility Operator ticket. He was still currently employed by Triple W Gas Co Op as a contractor and still enjoyed working with the employees’ he had built long lasting relationships with.

In 2003 Jason purchased land from RM Jones Farms and began his dream of farming on the side while still employed by Triple W. On July 12th, 2003 Jason and Tracy were married on one of the hottest days of summer. On April 22nd, 2013 when Jason and his Brother in Law, Jeff Belisle, bought land from Terry & Karen Nelson they teamed up to farm together. They were always turning and burning at harvest time.

Jason and Tracy were blessed with 3 incredible children Ethan (12), Ally (10) & Jackson (6). These 3 kids were the light in Jason’s eyes. He was always telling people about them and sharing pictures of them. He was a very proud Dad. Jason loved working on the farm with Ethan, showing him how to weld, drive trucks and run the combine. Jason loved to help Ally with her horse Julie in any way he could, even fixing up an old trailer so she could haul her horse around this summer. He enjoyed having her around for lots of tractor and combine rides. Jason also loved to have Jackson along to farm, enjoyed shooting hoops with him, and playing uno. Jason loved riding anything motorized with the kids and ripping around the yard with them. Jason loved to take and watch the kids at their sporting events. He loved that all three kids played baseball and got to follow Ethan’s hockey journey and this year Jackson’s too.

When Jason didn’t have Tracy and the kids in a combine or running around for sports, they would be on camping trips in the mountains, Ridge Park or down in Merica at Whitefish or Kalispell. There were even trips to Cuba, Phoenix and Mexico.

Jason loved sports and was very athletic even with legs so skinny they couldn’t even hold his socks up. Jason mostly loved to play hockey in his younger years where he played Warner Minor Hockey and then in his later years with the Warner Rockets. In his older years Jason golfed and curled league at the Warner Curling Club. He held positions on the curling board for several years. He also curled numerous bonspiels in Southern Alberta. The Wrentham Bonspiel was his favourite! What could be better? Curling, cocktails and a big ass steak for supper! I bet a lot of you don’t have a jacket that says you won the 1st event at the Wrentham Bonspiel! Jason also loved being a part of the New Dayton gun club, the Warner Elks for over 20 years, as well as serving on the Sunshine Seed Cleaning Plant board in recent years. Besides Jason’s family his love was being a part of the Warner Volunteer Fire Department for over 26 years. Jason was Deputy Chief on the WVFD for over 10 years and loved every minute! Sometimes not as much when it was his combine on fire or when one of his best friends Mike McKenzie combines started his field on fire. Sometimes the J&T Jones Farm’s LTD was a frequent flier on the WVFD call sheets. Jason would either bring his own personal farm truck with water on it or his semi with a trailer full of water to fight fires.

Jason was always a very community minded guy and was always the first one to offer help to anyone that needed it. He was part of the idea to put in an outdoor arena beside the Warner Civic Center because of the COVID restrictions with the indoor ice. It was his idea to start the WVFD 1st Annual Santa Claus Parade & Fireworks Show and raised a ton of donations for the 2nd Annual Santa Claus Parade and Fireworks show this December.

Jason was predeceased by his Mother Dixie Jones and Father-In-Law Barry Thomas.

Jason will be survived by his loving wife Tracy Jones, son’s Ethan & Jackson and his daughter Ally of Warner. His loving Father Bob Jones. His Sister Kim Owen (Deven Owen); as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Jeff, Kathy, Hailey, Kaden & Ty Belisle of Warner. Bill, Shonna, Billy, Brandon & Aubrey Little of Montana. His Mother-in-Law Betty Jo Thomas and Brother in Law Rob Thomas of Warner.

A public Viewing will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. Due to the fact that in person attendance at the visitation is limited, those who wish to attend may do so by selecting the ‘Click here to RSVP” link on Jason’s obituary to schedule an appointment. Or you may call Martin Brothers at (403) 328-2361 to schedule a time. Please do not arrive earlier than scheduled. 50 individuals will be allowed in every 15 minutes to meet with the family so please be mindful of the 15 minute window assigned to you.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm, on Thursday, January 6, 2022, at Triple W Natural Gas Co-op Ltd, nw-11-4-17W4, Warner, AB T0K 2L0, with Pastor Jason Caroll officiating. We will be following the REP Program with the covid-19 restrictions. Everyone will need either their covid passport or a negative covid test. Please RSVP for the celebration of life to jasonjonesrsvp@gmail.com before Wednesday, January 5, 2022 @ 12:00 noon as we have limited seating. There will be overflow seating at the Warner School gym. The family invites those who wish to watch the service VIA livestream by going to https://www.fhwebsites.org/ymb/obituary/Jason-Jones.

Interment will follow at a different date.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Warner Fireman’s Society Box 88 Warner, Alberta T0K 2L0.

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August Kaupp

1926 – 2022

Mr. August Kaupp of New Dayton, beloved husband of Mrs. Anne Kaupp, passed away peacefully at Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, January 3, 2022 at the age of 95 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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VELKER

It is with great sadness that the family of PEGGY VELKER announce that she passed away at the Blue Sky Manor on Thursday, December 30th, 2021 at the age of 81 years.

A Visitation will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2825 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB on Wednesday, January 5th, 2022 from 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. AMBROSE CATHOLIC CHURCH – 1513 23rd Ave, Coaldale, AB on Thursday, January 6, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Ian Gagne celebrating. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, attendance will be limited. Kindly RSVP your attendance of the Visitation and/or Funeral Mass to Cornerstone at 403-381-7777 or care@ cornerstonefh.ca The Funeral Mass will be live streamed and may be accessed via Peggy’s obituary page on the Cornerstone website.

Peggy will be laid to rest in the summer of 2022 when we are able to have a celebration of her life.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Frank Bryan White Cow

After a brief illness, it is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Frank Bryan White Cow. Left to mourn his passing is his common-law partner Samantha Sharp Adze; his brother Brent (Sally) White Cow; his children: Jerez White Cow, Jerel Yellow Horn (late Madalyn Vielle), Justice Plain Eagle, Sunshine White Cow, Franky Crow Eagle, Esias Crow Eagle, Kashis-Star Sharp Adze; Granddaughter Baby Casey; niece Sophie Sharpe Adze; Grandparents: Warner and Connie White Cow, Dayle Holloway, Jacqueline & Mills Big Bull and his Godmother Donna Knowlton. A prayer service will be held at Snodgrass Funeral Chapel, Pincher Creek, on Thursday, January 6 at 11:00 am with a wake service to follow at the home of Dayle Holloway. On Friday, January 7 at 1:00 pm, the wake service will continue at the home of Mills and Jacqueline Big Bull. A Funeral Service will be held at Snodgrass Funeral Chapel, Pincher Creek on Saturday, January 8 at 1:00 pm. Frank will be laid to rest at the Piikani Nation Cemetery, Brocket.

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please visit

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Emma Willcocks

1934 – 2021

Mrs. Emma Willcocks of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. Pat Willcocks passed away at St. Therese Villa on Friday, December 31, 2021 at the age of 87 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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