January 24th, 2022

THURSDAY, January 06, 2022


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on January 6, 2022.

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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GILLERT

WILLIAM “MORGAN” GILLERT, passed away in Lethbridge, on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at the age of 39 years.

A Celebration of Morgan’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, on Monday, January 10, 2022 at 1:00 P.M. with Patrick Siedlecki officiating. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, attendance will be limited. Kindly RSVP your attendance to Cornerstone at 403-381-7777 or care@cornerstonefh.ca. The service will also be livestreamed and may be accessed via Morgan’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Rachel Bertha Hoof

“Tsuwahkii”(Pretty Woman)

1932 – 2022

Mrs. Rachel Bertha Hoof of Kainai Reserve beloved wife of the late Mr. Joseph Hoof, passed away peacefully on January 2, 2022 at the age of 89 years.

“Tsuwahkii” (Pretty Woman) was born on October 21, 1932, on the Kainai Reserve to Joseph and Mary Plain Woman. Rachel attended the St. Mary’s Residential School and left with valuable life skills such as cooking, sewing, and gardening. She met and married Joe Hoof in 1952 together they had nine children. Together they created a home and farm on the Blood Reserve. During those early years as she began her family Rachel loved to sew quilts, clothing, bake and designed intricately beaded outfits. In addition to this she was well known within the pow-wow circle travelling near and far to participate and camp with her children and grandchildren. In 1974 she moved to Calgary, Alberta where she worked as a Handi-Bus Driver, and as a Traditional Knowledge Holder for Awotaan Women’s Shelter, Alberta Health Services, and many other Indigenous organization. In 1977 Rachel was awarded with the “Most Outstanding Mother of the Year” for her contribution and service to the Voice of Alberta Native Women’s Society. In 2001 she was honoured by I. A.A.W. in Calgary for her wisdom and knowledge that she humbly offered community members.

Rachel was well known for her laughter, humour, strong spiritual connection, and her beautifully hand-crafted traditional dolls. Rachel cared deeply for all her grandchildren and her special granddaughter Vada who was her faithful companion for many years. She also had many adopted children too many to mention but know she was proud of you all and had a special connection.

Rachel Hoof is survived by her daughters, Christine (Hoof) Little Bear, Florence Steely and Lenora “Rachel” Hoof and adopted daughter Susan Christenson. Four sons, Dwayne (Rosabel) Hoof, Clarence Hoof, Christopher (Kay) Hoof and Jack Hoof. Grandchildren, Vada, Mar-nai, Telly, Denver, Dallas, Samuel, Marty, Mack, Adam, Kyle, Shane, Tenadore, Sandy, Thomas, David, Amber, Elaina, Jon, Jacqueline, Madeline, Lindsay, Jason, Tenneil, Brett, Jocelyn, Jeremy, Leila, Paloma, Pierce as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and their families.

Rachel was predeceased by husband Joseph Hoof, parents Joseph and Mary Plain Woman, brothers William, Lawrence Plain Woman, sisters Sarah Wolf Child, Nellie Long Time Squirrel, Mary Many Feathers, and her children, Barbara Hoof, Marie Hoof, and William Hunt.

A Wake Service will be held at 5:00 pm, on Thursday, January 6, 2022 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610, 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. Due to Covid 19 restrictions and limited capacity, the family invites those who wish to view Rachel’s Wake Service via livestream by going to https://www.mbfunerals.com/obituary/Rachel-Hoof and scrolling to the bottom of the page.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, January 7. 2022 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610, 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta with Bishop JR Thompson, officiating. Due to Covid 19 restrictions and limited capacity, the family invites those who wish to view Rachel’s Funeral Service via livestream by going to https://www. mbfunerals.com/obituary/Rachel-Hoof and scrolling to the bottom of the page.

Interment will follow in Standoff, Alberta.

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Jason Jones

1980- 2021

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

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.mbfunerals.com/ 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

August Matthew Kaupp of New Dayton, beloved husband of Anne Helen Kaupp, passed away on January 3, 2022, at the age of 95 years.

Born November 15, 1926 to Clarence and Clara Kaupp on a homestead in New Dayton, the oldest boy in a family of eleven children. As a young boy, he attended Troy school until it closed and then finished his schooling in New Dayton. He grew up working hard on the family farm and continued to work hard for his family and community all his life. In 1951 he travelled to Kaslo, BC to visit family, where he met his pride and joy, his wife Anne. The two were married August 15th, 1953 and travelled back to New Dayton where they began their life together, a life of farming, family and faith. August was a pillar of his community and beloved by all who knew him. Over the years, he and Anne supported the community in as many ways as they could, including but not limited to cooking meals at the soup kitchen, delivering meals on wheels, delivering communion, and conducting services at senior’s homes. August was involved in 4H, he was a Cub’s leader for 10 years, drove seniors to mass and was a greeter at the church. He gave all of himself and if there was something to be done, he would be the one to do it. August and Anne built a Shrine for the Blessed Virgin Mary in their backyard with help from the family. On August 15th, 1988, August and Anne hosted the first annual pilgrimage to the Holey Double A Marion Shrine which would grow to be a beloved community event, attended by visitors from all over the world. They continued to host these celebrations for 30 years. August enjoyed baseball and basketball and was curling into his eighties. Above all, he loved his family and cherished all events that brought them together, from sausage making to family reunions.

Besides his loving wife Anne, August is survived by his children David (Ann), Bernadette, Joseph (Tina), Anita (Warren), Stephen (Michelle), and Bradley (Cheryl). August is also survived by his grandchildren, including Travis (Ana), Shawn (Jenay), Matthew, Chelsea (Daniel), Paul (Melissa), Scott (Dana), Katie, Levi, Tyler and Eliot, and his great grandchildren Kiana, Dean, Mason, Hayes, Wren, Clara, James, Felix, Charlotte and Owen. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, foster children and their families. He was predeceased by his daughter Theresa. August was a loving husband and father, a good and faithful servant of the lord, a man after God’s heart. He led by example and will be greatly missed by all. We know that our blessed mother Mary was there to welcome August into the loving arms of Jesus Christ.

A private family Vigil Rites/Prayer Service will be held at 6:00 pm, on Friday, January 7, 2022 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610, 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. The family invites those who wish to watch the service VIA livestream by going to https://www.mbfunerals.com/obituary/August-Kaupp.

A private family Funeral Mass will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, January 8, 2022 at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC PARISH, with Father Kevin Tumback, celebrant. The family invites those who wish to watch the service VIA livestream by going to https://www. mbfunerals.com/obituary/August-Kaupp. Interment to follow in Mountain View Cemetery.

Flowers and donations are gratefully declined.

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Susan Klassen

1933- 2022

Mrs. Susan Klassen of Coaldale, beloved wife of the late Mr. Daniel Klassen, passed away on Saturday, January 1, 2022 at the age of 88 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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NORTON

DENISE JANET WALSH NORTON, beloved wife of John Norton, passed away in Cardston, AB on January 4, 2022 at the age of 71 years.

Friends may meet the family on Sunday, January 9th, 2022 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston, AB.

A private Funeral Service (immediate family only) will be held Monday, January 10, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston, AB with interment will follow at the Leavitt Cemetery, Leavitt, AB.

To send a condolence or watch online please visit

http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca


Lenora Christina Parr

(nee Bossert)

It is with great sadness that the family of Mrs. Lenora Parr of Lethbridge, announce her passing on Saturday, January 1, 2022 at Chinook Regional Hospital.

Lenora was born in Medicine Hat, AB, the youngest of four children and received her education there. She then moved to Toronto, Ontario where she entered the work force. She was married and gave birth to her first son Lyle. The family then moved back to Alberta, residing here until her death, eventually living in Milk River where her daughter Sara-Jane was born.

Lenora enjoyed her time in Milk River with her many long-time friends, was active in C.W.L as well as a parishioner at St. Peters Church. She became very involved in her children’s schooling and activities over the years, watching them achieve their many goals. Lenora and Sara-Jane eventually moved to Lethbridge, and again entered the work force until her retirement. Lenora also became involved with S.A.C.L.A, having mentally challenged roommates, and Lethbridge Family Services (part time as a caregiver). Mom had a great passion for the less fortunate. Upon retirement, she was able to travel, and especially loved “cruising”.

Granny adored being with her grandchildren, spending time going to movies, baking bushels of cookies, babysitting, and especially loved watching them in their activities and achieving their many goals. She thoroughly enjoyed her extended stays with her granddaughter Sydney, where they had very special times together. All this was done with great love.

Lenora will be lovingly remembered by her son Lyle (Cynthia) Parr; daughter Sara-Jane (Warren) Schnoor. She will be cherished and remembered by her grandchildren Tyson (Jessie) Parr, Erica (Ryan) Larsen, Evan (Michelle) Parr, and Sydney Schnoor; step grandchildren Jordan (Melissa) Schnoor, Stevi and Keanen Schnoor; great grandchildren Koen and Reece Parr, Jordynn and Brooks Larsen, Jeremy Parr, Sophie and Grace Schnoor and her sister Isabel Hok of Maple Creek, Saskatchewan. Aunt Lenora will be remembered by her special nephew Harvey (Marlene) Janke; as well as many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and special friends.

Lenora was pre-deceased by her parents Emil and Elma Bossert; sister Evelyn Janke and brother Marvin Bossert, special niece Darlene Keyowski, and great granddaughters Henlee, Quinn, and Calla Larsen.

Due to Covid 19 restrictions, a private Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, January 8, 2022 at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC PARISH, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta with Father Derek Remus, celebrant.

The family invites those who wish to view the service via Livestream to do so by going to https://www.mbfunerals.com/obituary/Leonora-Parr and scrolling to the bottom of the obituary.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations may be made in Lenora’s name to a charity of your choice.

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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 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


Verna Wiest

1929 – 2022

Passed away peacefully at Chinook Regional hospital on January 3, 2022. Verna Mae Wiest (Doram) at the age of 92, of Lethbridge beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

Verna was born in Lethbridge December 23, 1929. The fourth child of Helen “Nellie” and Charles Doram. She became a teacher at the very young age of just 17. She met and married Francis “Mike” Wiest in Taber in 1950. Together they farmed in Enchant while Verna taught school until having her own children who became her new passion. Unfortunately, Mike passed in 1962 leaving Verna with the farm and three young children. Verna’s dad Charles stepped up to assist and kept the farm running until Verna found happiness again with David Wiest (brother of Mike).

Verna was a passionate and determined teacher. She felt very accomplished to have taught over 6 decades in some capacity at the Enchant school, touching hundreds of children’s lives.

She loved to dance and spent many nights gliding around the floor, but she always had time for her children, grandchildren and great- grandchildren (we had to change the word kids to children because Verna would say “kids are goats”). She was the biggest fan at all sports games from hockey, basketball, baseball, volleyball, music concerts and 4-H cattle shows.

Verna is survived by her children Eileen (Barry) Leith of Coaldale, Diana Geremia of Retlaw, Theodore (Cindy) Wiest of Lethbridge; grandchildren Jamie (Stephen Magson) Geremia, Michael (Joy) Leith, Ryan (Denise) Geremia, Jennifer (David) Hodge, David (Karey) Wiest, Karrie (Chris Tinordi) Geremia, Michelle (Shawn) Van Nistelrooy, Patrick (Heather) Leith, Jessica Wiest and great-grandchildren Joshua Leith, Danika, Xander and Rylee Hodge, Harrison Leith, Veronica and Joey Malmberg, Stephen Magson Jr., Aryn and Lucas Geremia, William and Madelaine Neilson, Tanner, Colton and Shelby Wiest, Jessa, Barrett and Brance Van Nistelrooy, Carter, Sonny and Beau Wiest; sisters-in-law Maisie Wiest, Martha Wiest, Karen Wiest, Louise Wiest and June Fekete as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families.

Verna was predeceased by her parents Charles and Helen Doram; brothers William (Benneth) Doram, Arthur (Florence) Doram and sister Alberta (Robert) Burton; son-in-law Gerald “Butch” Geremia; brother and sister-in-law’s John (Vera) Wiest, Phyllis (Art) Howg, Willie (Dorothy) Wiest, Lola (Roy) Batalden, George (Jessie) Wiest, Roy Wiest, Cecil (Olivia) Wiest, Elsie (Allan) Bryant, Phil (Caroline) Wiest, Reginald Wiest and Richard “Dick” Wiest as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Verna was also predeceased by her two beloved Wiest husbands Francis “Mike” and David as well as special grandson Derek Wiest.

A public Viewing will be held from 1:00pm to 3:00pm, on Thursday, January 6, 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 Verna’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 so please be mindful of the 15 minute window assigned to you.

A Funeral Service will be held at 12:30pm, on Friday, January 7, 2022, at ENCHANT COMMUNITY HALL, with Pastor Jeff Frostad, 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. The family invites those who wish to watch the service VIA recording after the service by going to https://www.fhwebsites.org/ymb/obituary/Verna-Wiest. Interment to follow in the Enchant Cemetery.

Donations can be made to Enchant Historical Society, Box 1991, Enchant, Alberta T0K 0V0, to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta Box 2211, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4K7 or a charity of your choice.

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


Emma Willcocks

1934 – 2021

Emma Willcocks passed away peacefully at St. Therese Villa on December 31, 2021, at the age of 87 years.

She is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, Pat; daughters Kelly (Jamie) and Patti (Frank); son Bill, and her brother Larry (Marilyn). She had 6 beautiful grandkids and 13 wonderful great grandchildren.

Emma was predeceased by her brother Tony and parents Constance and Tony.

She will be deeply missed by family and friends both Lethbridge and Pincher Creek where she spent over ten years with the Royal Purple. She worked as a telephone operator, then raised a family and did the books for the family business. Emma loved getting together with family and friends on any occasion, cooking, laughing and caring for all the people she knew, always giving a helping hand and advise from the heart. She also loved quilting which she won many awards, and her quilts were always cherished by those lucky enough to get one.

She was a loving wife and mother who always had time to lend a helping hand, she touched the hearts of all that knew her with her kind words of wisdom, compassion and love.

Emma will be forever in our hearts, never forgotten by all that met her throughout her wonderful life.

Emma will be privately remembered by her family and friends.

Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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


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