January 24th, 2022

FRIDAY, January 14, 2022


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on January 14, 2022.

LORNA WINNIFRED BROWN (née Moore)

December 7, 1917 – January 12, 2022

Our beloved mother, Lorna, passed away peacefully at Good Samaritans West Highlands, on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at the age of 104 years.

Left with cherished memories are her six children: Barry (Mary-Lou) of Oakville, ON; George (Vicki) of Calgary; Adair Close (Robert) of Victoria, BC; Terry (Gail) of Northhampton, UK; Trevor of Victoria, BC; and Bonnie Jean of Lethbridge. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren

and 15 great-grandchildren.

Lorna was predeceased in February 1999, by her loving husband, George, a well-known broadcaster with CJOC (Lethbridge) and CFAC (Calgary), and host of Musical Memories, after 57 years of marriage. She was also predeceased by an infant granddaughter, Meaghan, in

1977.

Mom was born and raised in Lethbridge, but lived in Calgary from 1952 to 1972, during her prime child-raising years. She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed weaving on her loom. She especially loved gardening (her rose garden was her pride and joy), a good cup of tea and crossword puzzles. She was able to live on her own in the house her father built, until she was over 100. She was also very proud to be a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

We thank the staff at West Highlands Centre for their loving care of our mom over the past year.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date, with Interment at Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge.

In memory of Lorna, donations may be made to the Salvation Army (salvationarmy.ca/donations/) or Southminster United Church (https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/lethbridge-southminster-united-church)

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


BROWN

MARILYN ELIZABETH BROWN, beloved wife of the late Gordon Brow, of Edmonton, formally of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton, on Thursday January 6th, 2022 at the age of 85 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced in the spring time.

To send a condolence, please visit

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CHALMERS

GORDON ALEXANDER CHALMERS of Lethbridge, AB, passed away peacefully at home on January 7th, 2022 at the age of 87 years.

Gordon was a humble, selfless and kind individual who always put the wellbeing of others above his own. On most weekends, and up until his last day, you could find Gordon visiting his family and many friends. Though Gordon’s health had been declining for the past ten years, he continued to smile and rarely ever complained.

Gordon was born on May 19, 1934 to parents Duncan and Alice Chalmers in Lethbridge, AB. He was an amazing older brother to his sister Beatrice. With the support of his parents, Gordon received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the Guelph Veterinary College in 1961. His career began in Edmonton at the Provincial Veterinary Laboratory as a pathologist and animal disease investigator. He later transferred to Lethbridge to work for the Alberta Department of Agriculture where he performed similar work. He remained in this role for the majority of the next 30 years before retiring in 1991. Gordon was known among his colleagues for his dedication to his work, often going out of his way to help in any way he could.

Having a keen interest in all aspects of raising and breeding racing pigeons, Gordon was an active member of the Lethbridge District Pigeon Club and a lifetime member of the Canadian Racing Pigeon Union.

He will be deeply missed by his nephew Jerry (Sharon) Cook; nieces Carol (Nick) Toth and Jackie (Adam) Keen; brother-in-law Donald Cook, great nieces and nephews Ashleigh (Dave) Young, Jeremy Toth, Chrystal (Alex) Forbes, Brittany (Will) Toth, and Ainsleigh (Sid) Toth, Steven Medaris, Nicole Medaris; and 9 great-great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Duncan and Alice Chalmers, and sister, Beatrice Cook.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, an invite-only memorial service will be held on Monday, January 17 at 11 am. A livestream of the service will be available via his obituary on the Cornerstone Funeral Home website.

In honor of Gordon, please consider visiting a family member, taking a friend for coffee, or going bird watching. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to a charity of your choice.

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


Charles “Doc” Dowling

1921 – 2022

CHY “Doc” Dowling MWO, passed away peacefully Saturday, January 8, 2022 at the Edith Cavell Care Centre in Lethbridge, after a short battle with pneumonia.

Charles was born on March 9, 1921 in Regina, Saskatchewan. He is survived by his loving daughter Dory (David) Rossiter; granddaughter Lisa (Conrad) Schalk; great-grandchildren Megan (Loren) Wadstein, Brayden, Kaitlyn and Kyle; great-great- grandson Hunter Wadstein; sister-in-law Shirley McWalter and extended family in California, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Ontario. He was predeceased by his first wife Theodora (Dory) and second wife Frances.

Doc enlisted in the Canadian Armed Forces as a 17-year-old and served for 35 years, retiring as a Master Warrant Officer. As a member of the Fort Garry Horse and Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians), his armoured regiment was part of major battles in Holland, Germany, Belgium and Italy during the Second World War. He was later posted back to Germany, served with the UN on peace keeping missions and was also posted to numerous military bases across Canada.

The military was a life he loved and after mandatory retirement spent over 30 years volunteering as the Southern Alberta Army Cadet Liaison. He was a life member of the Royal Canadian Legion also serving a term as president of the Royal Canadian Legion General Stewart Branch No.4.

A Celebration of Doc’s Life will be held in the spring of 2022 with cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Dowling-Rossiter Fund at the Community Foundation of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta, 1202 – 2 Avenue South #50, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 0E3, to help support local causes and charities.

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GRAY

July 2, 1981 – January 9, 2022

DOUGLAS ALLAN GRAY passed away on Sunday, January 9th, 2022, at the age of 40 years.

Doug is survived by his mother Laurie, sister Amanda Kerslake and her children Taylor Kuhrinen (Torin) & Arlo and Taryn & Caden, brothers Brad and his children Cordell, Jaeden, Joely, Bradley & Tiegen and Tom (Kelsey) and their children Karly & Michael, and by his very special friend Jackie Stowell.

He was predeceased by his sister Elmira in 2004, and his grandparents Ralph and Ena Bechtel from Lethbridge.

Douglas was born in Lethbridge and spent most of his life living on the northside. As a passenger in a motor vehicle accident in 1998, he suffered a severe head injury and spent several months in hospital. Given only a 5% chance of survival, he beat the odds; however, he always felt that they should not have saved him. Eventually he concluded that he was here to make us laugh and that he did for many years. His oldest sister was his best friend and after her passing, things took a downturn, eventually leading him into addictions. In 2012, Doug met his next best friend Nayla, a dog we had rescued. He spent a great deal of time with her and considered her his best friend. He would often tell me that she was brought into his life to teach him and her both how to love again. Christmas Eve we lost the house to a fire and Doug made sure that his mother got out. Not surprising as Doug often put others before himself. Doug will be fondly remembered for his kind nature and his sense of humour.

We will be forever grateful for the crucial impact that Jackie had on his life and grateful that she was with him when he passed suddenly from a medical condition.

There will be no funeral at Doug’s request.

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Alida Hanhart

1930 – 2022

Mrs. Alida Hanhart of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Piet Hanhart, passed away at Adaptacare on Wednesday January 12 at the age of 91 years.

Alida Hanhart (nee Steneker) was born in Overveen, the Netherlands on November 28, 1930, the sixth of seven children. Following the war, she was engaged to Piet Hanhart in Holland. She immigrated to Canada in 1953 where she settled in Lethbridge. Piet and Alida were married on September 19, 1953.

Over the course of the next decade, Alida and Piet had four children: Steve, Gerri, Carol, and Anita. Alida enjoyed staying at home and raising her family. In 1974, Alida and Piet bought an acreage close to Kipp where they resided for the next 20 years, creating a beautiful home where the extended family would meet together. In addition to raising her family, Alida enjoyed gardening and piano playing.

Alida was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She recently said that not one of her grandchildren had failed her and that they had all done her proud. Her home was a meeting spot for family, where there was always good food and conversation. In addition, she was an avid walker and could often be seen walking through South Lethbridge.

Alida leaves to mourn her children: son Steve (Jola) Hanhart and their children Ben (Cassandra), Lindsay (Chris), Rachel (Jonny), Luke (Sara) and their grand-children Will, Cadence, Parker, Breanna-Lynn, Oliver, and Mataya; daughter Gerri (John) Wilson and their children Jonathan (Ashel), Alyssa (Aaron), Michael (Alicia), and their grand-children Evelyn, Olivia, and Emilia; daughter Carol (Ron) Kundrik and their children Sara (Jacques), Emily, and Rebecca (Nathan), and their grand-daughter Elizabeth; and daughter Anita (Kevin) and their children Stephanie (Josiah), Thomas/ T.J. (Aimee Beth), Tasha (Chris), Tyler (Emily), and their grand-children Victoria, Archer, Avalyn, Jude, Alida, and Paxon. She is also survived by her sister Coby, and two brothers, Con and Gus and their families.

Alida was pre-deceased by her parents, her brother Dick, and her sisters Mineke and Gerri.

At Alida’s request, she will be remembered privately by her family and friends.

Flowers are gratefully declined. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the YMCA of Lethbridge, 74 Mauretania Rd W #140, Lethbridge, AB T1J 5A8 or Streets Alive 323 4 St S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 1Z9

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HUDSON

DONALD WAYNE HUDSON, of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Anne Hudson, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Wednesday, January 12, 2021 at the age of 68 years.

Cremation entrusted to Cornerstone Funeral Home.

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KORVER

WILLEMKJE “WINNIE” KORVER, of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Case Korver, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, January 13, 2022 at the age of 85 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

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Marion Lynn

1933 – 2022

Mrs. Marion Lynn of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Donald (Bud) Lynn, passed away peacefully at Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, January 10, 2022 at the age of 88 years.

Marion was born and educated in Calgary, Alberta. She completed her Nursing Aide program and worked a short time at St. Michaels Hospital. She married Bud Lynn in 1952 and became a farm wife and mother of 5 children.

Marion is survived by daughters Sharon Row, Wendy (Hugh) Hudson, Sandra (Lyle) Magistad; son, Jim Lynn; 9 grandchildren Jason (Donna), Kevin, Greg and Randy Row, Jeff (Melanie) Hudson, Stacey (Brandon) Lee, Neil (Nikki) Sprinkle, Joni Sprinkle- Lynn and Kayla (Johnny) Lovas; 11 great grandchildren; and brother Bill (Sandra) Roberts.

Besides her loving husband Donald Lynn, Marion was predeceased by her parents Bill and Jessie Roberts; son Ken Lynn; son in law Richard Row and daughter in law Joan Lynn.

Mom always cherished spending time with family and friends.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at West Highlands for your care and support.

Flowers are gratefully declined. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to a charity of your choice.

A Celebration of Marion’s Life will be held a at 1:00 pm on Saturday, January 15, 2022, at the ROCKY MOUNTAIN TURF CLUB, 3401 Parkside Drive South, Lethbridge (3rd Floor Centennial).

Please be advised that due to Covid 19 restrictions, you will be required to show your QR code or proof of a negative Covid 19 test in order to attend.

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MANY BEARS

APAOTOKAAN (Weasel Head)

October 6, 1944 – January 6, 2022

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of FLOYD BRUNO MANY BEARS, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle nephew and cousin, at the Kainai Continuing Care Centre, on Thursday, January 6, 2022 at the age of 77 years.

Floyd is survived by his only daughter Kendra (Phil), son Nathan (Chelsea), grandchildren: Jude, Giovanni, Nola, Kitty & Shadow, great-grandchildren: Myla & Alanna; siblings: Winston, Adeline Smith, Celestine, Ann (Ken) Hart, Leonard, Rosella, Warner (Debbie), Raymond (Greta), Edmund, Delores (John) Ground, Randy (Gail), Tony (Jennifer), Ivan (Donna) Many Bears, Henry Wostenberg & Charlie (Rhonda) Blood, in-laws: Dorothy Provost, Joe Yellow Horn, Marvin (Marlene) Yellow Horn, Connie (Andy) Crop Eared Wolf, Dr. Eldon Yellow Horn, Kathy (Stuart) Breaker, uncles: Peter (Wanda) Weasel Head and Tony Fox and aunts: Mary Steele and Sylvia Weasel Head as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family & friends. Bruno was related to: Weasel Heads, Cross Childs, Long Time Squirrel, Blood, Steele, Big Plume, Bruised Head

Floyd was predeceased by the love of his life Korine, son Jonathan, grandson Nolan, parents: Jack & Margaret Many Bears and Tom & Nelly Yellow Horn, grandparents: Peter & Mary Ann Many Bears & Piitohpikis kii Poonah (Iron) Weasel Head, siblings: Thomas Many Bears & Justine Wostenberg, in-laws: Denise, Romero Yellow Horn, Oliver Shouting, Percy Smith & Wendy Many Bears and nephew: Kaelym Bull Shields as well as numerous aunts & uncles.

Floyd (Bruno) Many Bears was the third child born out seventeen children to Jack & Margaret (Weasel Head) Many Bears. He had the reputation of a hard worker and that he was. Beginning with his chores, working on the family farm helping his dad with the labour it takes running the ranch, such as haying, chopping wood, hauling water from the river, breaking horses, etc. He carried that strong sense of the value of hard work into his career as a telecommunication specialist with AGT that became Telus. His value for intensive labour and hard work did not stop there and after retirement took on various jobs as a consultant and physical labourer. Bruno being a hard working man he was very dedicated to his job, he was often referred to as the AGT man by the Cardston county and the Blood Reserve whom would often contact him for communication repairs and technological maintenance. If he was not found at his home you can find him at his mother’s place (Kaahkaanii) Margaret across the coulee, where he would be having tea always appreciating her company, whom he loved very much. In 1994 he took an early retirement package from AGT/Telus, realizing retirement was not meant for him at that time. He never ever gave up his passion for hard work that was a value instilled upon him from his early years with his father. He continued to build his portfolio after retirement from AGT/Telus with public works on the Kainai Nation, Landscaping, he built contracts with Treaty 7 housing which led to a permanent position within the organization as the director of housing maintenance in the Calgary district 10 years and ended off doing work in Lethbridge, officially retiring from that position.

Bruno loved The Horse Races as for many years you would find him there every Saturday. It was something that was introduced to him from his Weasel Head Family. Bruno owned his own Horses & Cattle; carrying on the family traditions passed down to him. He was very proud when his grandchildren came along. Baby Nolan, Nola, Jude, Giovanni! Jude being a Kiipotaapooka he brought him everywhere. He was so proud of him as they assisted in raising him traditionally along with Kendra!

Bruno attended St. Mary’s Indian Residential School at the age of 7 in 1951 to the age of 20 in 1964. It should be noted that Bruno was a devoted Montreal Canadiens Fan. Very athletic he was involved in playing a variety of sports such as basketball, baseball, track n field, football, etc., along with his cousin Charlie Blood and his uncle Peter Weasel Head. Though he had many experiences throughout Residential School, it was not one of the memories he would talk about. It was then he carried on his education to Lethbridge Community College- Drafting Program & SAIT in Calgary, AB.

He met the love of his life Korine Yellow Horn in 1967. Four years later they married on October 16, 1971 celebrating 52 years together. Bruno & Korine celebrated a personal triumph in 1973 when they became home owners in Lethbridge. Together they created a life which led to the birth of their pride & joys, Jonathan & Kendra. Bruno being a devoted father did everything he could do for his children. He & Korine loved to travel and took Jonathan & Kendra on various journeys all over the world and turtle island. They joined the Iitskinaiksi (Horn Society) as bundle holders for 6 years; living in the tipi were the memorable moments they shared together with family during the Summer, as spiritual leaders and elders.

Bruno is well known for how dedicated and how hard working he was, from a young child into the man he became. He will truly be missed by all who knew him.

A Wake will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Monday, January 17, 2022 from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. with Peter Weasel Moccasin 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 Funeral Service will be livestreamed and may be accessed via Bruno’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.

Following the Funeral Service, Floyd will be laid to rest with his beloved wife Korine, in the Many Bears Family Plot on the Blood Reserve.

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


Randy Rombough

1962 – 2022

  Randy Dale Rombough, passed away in Lethbridge on Saturday, January 1,

2022 at the age of 59 years.

  Randy will be laid to rest at the Vauxhall Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com [1].

  Randy is survived by his children Melissa (Reg) Isaak and Dale Rombough; grandchildren Aiden, Isobel, Declan, Rylee, Hudson and Paisley; parents Dale and Dorothy Rombough; Ricky Rombough and Melinda Dunphy as well as many other extended family members.

  He was predeceased by his sister Dalene Phillips; brothers-in-law Ken Phillips and Tony Dunphy.

  Randy grew up in Vauxhall where he enjoyed playing ball, hockey and skiing. He worked for D. Rombough Earthmoving as a heavy equipment operator. Randy also had his motorcycle mechanic certificate and he was passionate about riding and restoring motorcycles. He really enjoyed watching hockey games and will be greatly missed in the on going ‘Philadelphia Flyers vs Calgary Flames’ banter with his mom.

   Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone:

(403) 223-8778.


FRANCES IRENE BARKER SEELY aka SIMS

Frances Irene Barker was born May 4, 1924 in High River, Alberta to Francis (Frank) and Nellie Barker of Cayley, Alberta. She passed away in Lethbridge, Alberta on Friday, January 7, 2022 at the age of 97.

Frances married Shirley Seely in Calgary in 1942. They had a family of six children. Frances is survived by her daughters, May (Hugh) McKinnon of Penhold, AB., Louella Seely of Lethbridge, Nita (David) Workman of Malad City, Idaho, Mary (Bryan) Eldredge of Sandy Utah and son, Merlin (Susan) Seely of Drayton Valley, AB., 28 grandchildren, 91 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren, sister-in-law Doris Barker of Whitehorse, Yukon and other extended family.

Frances was predeceased by her parents, husband Shirley Seely, daughter LaVern Tanner, son-in-law Larry Seely, five grandsons, two great-grandsons, her sister Winnifred Jones, brother Jim Barker and her long-time partner Clayton Sims.

There will be a family service and cremains will be interred in the Cayley, Alberta Cemetery with her father and sister at a later date.

To send a condolence, please visit

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SYMES

EDNA MARY SYMES, beloved wife of the late Alan Symes, passed away peacefully at Good Samaritan Society Park Meadows Village, on Tuesday January 11, 2022 at the age of 84.

Edna is survived by her daughter Debbie Symes, granddaughter Melissa (Cedric) Archambault and great-grandchildren Ryley and Austyn.

Edna was predeceased by her son Tim Symes.

As per Edna’s wishes, no service will be held. Cremation entrusted to Cornerstone.

To send a condolence, please visit

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Hendrik van Harten

1941 – 2022

Mr. Hendrik van Harten of Picture Butte, beloved husband of Mrs. Nel van Harten, passed away at Bethesda Care Home on Thursday, January 13, 2022 at the age of 80 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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WIDMER

Carol Anne Widmer (Pinske) peacefully left this earth while surrounded by family on January 7, 2022 to be with her heavenly father and family gone before her.

We are having a celebration of life on Monday January 17, 2022 at 1:30pm at Parallel Church in Lethbridge Alberta, due to COVID19 restrictions please R.S.V.P to pmkerr78@gmail.com

Condolences may be sent through http://www.edensfuneralhome.com.


WRIGHT

LILLIAN ELLEN WRIGHT, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the Edith Cavell Care Centre on Sunday, January 09, 2022 at the age of 88 years.

Ellen was predeceased by her loving husband Harry and her favorite son-in-law Rod Barnett.

She is survived by her children; Monte (Verna) Wright, Terry Barnett, Brian (Patti) Wright, grandchildren: Lindsey and Jeff (Ashley) Wright, Jordan and Tiffany Barnett, Kelsey (Corey) Pohl, Brad (Robbyn) Wright, Rob (Grace) Wright, Tyler (Michele) Wright.

She was blessed with ten very special great-grandchildren: Rowen, Weston, Oakley, Porter, Lennon, Jaxon, Rylee, Logan, Decker and Lukas. Ellen also leaves behind her sister Rita (Larry) Pizzey of Red Deer and brother Ron (Carla) Nolan of Ballinafad, ON.

Ellen was a woman of commitment. Her and Harry enjoyed 63 years of marriage until his passing in 2017. She was a kind, caring woman, who was passionate about family. Family meant the world to her, a modest woman who lived a life without luxury but gave endlessly to her family.

The family apologizes that due to Covid-19 and concern for the growing numbers we have decided to hold a private family service.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


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