June 18th, 2024

SATURDAY, February 12, 2022

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on February 12, 2022.

Ken Bernhart

1938 – 2022

 Kenneth Mathew Bernhart, beloved husband of Jill Bernhart, passed away peacefully, following a brief illness, on Monday, February 7, 2022 at the age of 83 years.

 A private Prayer Service will be held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Foremost on Sunday, February 13, 2022.

 A private Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Foremost on Monday, February 14, 2022. Burial to follow at the Foremost Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com

 Due to the fact that in person attendance at the Funeral Mass is limited, those who wish to view the service may do so by clicking on the livestream link that will be available on Ken’s obituary page on our website at 1:45 P.M. on Monday, February 14, 2022. The livestream will begin at 2:00 P.M. Please be aware that the network signal inside the church is not always reliable and interruptions out of our control may occur during the livestream.

 Besides Jill, his cherished wife of fifty five years, Ken is survived by their children Bryan (Lesley) Bernhart of Lethbridge, Corrine (Gary) Thorsteinson of Red Deer and grandchildren Margo, Rachel and Myles. His family takes solace in knowing he was lovingly welcomed into heaven by his daughter Farrah, who predeceased him in 2012. Also mourning his loss are his brother Bob (Leota) Bernhart and numerous nieces, nephews and close friends. 

 He was also predeceased by his parents Matt and Mary Bernhart, brother Ted Bernhart and sister-in-law Ethel Bernhart, father-in-law and mother-in-law Nick and Ellis Velker and brother-in-law Jack Velker. 

 Ken was born in 1938, the second son of Matt and Mary Bernhart. He grew up on the family farm north of Foremost and later moved to town. He was a long serving employee of the Village of Foremost until his retirement in 1998. In his retirement, Ken enjoyed raising cattle. Throughout his life, he found great joy in tending to his garden and many friends and family were the recipients of the delicious fruits of his labour. Ken was a dependable friend to so many. Always willing to lend a hand or an ear, he was never judgmental and accepted and appreciated others for who they were. His greatest pride was his family. He and Jill married in 1966 and raised their three children in Foremost. Being grandpa to his three precious grandchildren was a highlight of his later years. He and Jill enjoyed socializing with many close friends in the community.

 If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Ken’s name may be made directly to the Foremost Ambulance Service, in care of the Village of Foremost, Box 159, Foremost, Alberta T0K 0X0.

 Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778. 


ANTONIA BISCAGLIA, beloved wife of the late Mariano “Mario” Biscaglia, passed away peacefully at St. Therese Villa on Sunday, February 6, 2022 at the age of 91 years.

A Funeral Mass will be held at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH (604 13th Street N, Lethbridge, AB) on Saturday, February 12, 2022, at 1:00 PM, with Father Kevin Tumback celebrating.

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DWIGHT WILLIAM DOMBOWSKY, beloved husband of Barb Dombowsky of Lethbridge, passed away in the St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit on Thursday, February 10, 2022 at the age of 77 years.

Besides his wife, he is lovingly remembered by his daughter, Carrie (Michael) and their children, Jordyn (Riley) and Connor of Lethbridge and step-grandchildren, Alexcia of Kelowna BC, Demitri of Regina, Sask. and Kaylena of Fernie BC; son Rob (Joanna) and their children Miya and Matthew of Lethbridge, as well as brothers, Jerry, John, Kenny and Joe.

Dwight was predeceased by his parents, Pete and Nellie Dombowsky and his sister, Bev.

Dwight grew up with his four brothers on a farm in Avonlea, Sask. He left at an early age to attend Notre Dame College in Wilcox, Sask. to follow his dream of playing hockey. Dwight would spend hours sharing stories with family about his experiences and the characters he met along the way. As a older adult, he joined the Oldtimer’s Hockey League and continued playing for many years.

Following Notre Dame, Dwight attended the University of Regina and earned his Bachelor of Social Work Degree. He had a deep compassion for people and began his social work career at Paul Dojack Youth Centre in Regina. Dwight loved his role and having the ability to shape the minds of the youth he worked with.

No matter where Dwight’s career path took him, he was consistently standing up for the underdog. He liked to push the boundaries and always did it in the best interest of the disadvantaged. Dwight saw the best in everyone and would give a stranger the shirt off his back. He built a strong career working for the Provincial Government in Lethbridge, developing programs that served the handicapped. One of Dwight’s proudest achievements was in developing a number of these programs throughout southern Alberta. When he finally retired, he left an immeasurable legacy behind.

Dwight spent his final years traveling the world with his loving wife Barb, spending time in Taiwan with his son and Joanna’s family, playing golf with his friends, puttering around his workshop and creating a beautiful camping space out at Payne Lake for him and Barb to enjoy. However his biggest love were his grandchildren and spending as much time as he could influencing them in a positive way.

Dwight was a light in the world and he never really knew it until recently. His laughter and big personality have left imprints on our hearts.

Until we meet again.

Thank you to everyone who has supported the family during this difficult time. There will be a celebration of his life in the summer.

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Gary Lee Evans died on February, 7, 2022, at the age of 91. Gary was born in Medicine Hat in 1930 but spent most of his life in Lethbridge.

Gary was involved in many ventures, including co-founding independent trucking companies and Lakeside Feeders in Brooks. Gary loved the road, travelling millions of miles during his lifetime driving trucks, buses, and motorcycles. After a week of driving hundreds of miles, he would often relax by taking a day long road trip. After Gary retired from the road, he enjoyed working on a farm operating combines, and he took up bicycling, riding dozens of miles on any given day. Gary was also an aficionado all types of aircraft, most notably WWII era airplanes.

Gary is survived by his sisters, Gail Wilfley and Shirley Evans; sons, Rick (Rebecca) and Kirk (Carol) Evans; grandchildren Nicole (Evan) Sarkisian and Mackenzie, Kelsey and Alexander Evans, and great-grandsons, Liam and Logan Sarkisian.

Ezio Gardin

1932 – 2022

Ezio “Sparky” Gardin, beloved husband of Sophie Gardin (nee Lysak) passed peacefully with family at his side on Tuesday February 8th, 2022.

Born and raised in Lethbridge, Alberta on December 21st, 1932, to Silvio and Gemma Gardin, Ezio grew up in a proud Italian household with sisters Eda and Maxine. A “Northsider” for life, he attended school and made many friends. In his youth, you were sure to find Ezio at the Senator Buchanan outdoor rink playing hockey or driving stock cars down at the Exhibition Grounds.

Ezio was best known for his years in the trucking industry. Ezio would begin his own business – Bridgeway Transport. This would eventually become a family-run operation with his sons. Ezio’s best years trucking were spent driving to Vancouver weekly, especially thru Rogers Pass, hitting more than a million accident-free miles before retiring.

Ezio would tell you that his greatest achievements in life were his family. He married his childhood sweetheart and spent 68 wonderful years with his wife Sophie. Proudly raised his children Gerry, Ezio Jr, Sherry and John and taught them the value of hard work and dedication to your craft. He would tell you his greatest joy was found in his grandchildren and great-grandchild. He would also tell you, “Believe what you believe, and feel what you feel without second guessing.” Something we will carry with us always.

We will miss his quick wit. His boisterous personality and his loud presence. We will also miss his random Italian phrases, a language he would not teach us so we could never know what he was saying.

Ezio is survived by and his memory forever cherished by his wife Sophie, sons Gerry, Ezio Jr. (Sue), and John (Donna), and daughter Sherry. Grandchildren Angie, Ally (Nate), Lindsey, Meg (Shieghla), Jennifer (Steve) and Nicholas, as well as great-grandson Kian. Also left to cherish his memory are his sister Maxine Richards, and sister-in-law Helen Lysak, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

Ezio was warmly greeted heaven-side by many beloved family who have gone before him.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choice.

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James Bradley Goodman, 87, of Lethbridge, Alberta passed away peacefully on January 4 surrounded by family.

Brad was born in Quill Lake, SK to parents Victor & Ragnheidur Goodman and grew up with sisters, Shirley, Sheila, Sharon, Shauna, Shelby, and brother Brian.

It was in the Wynyard, SK area, where he met the love of his life, Eva Bjornson. They were married on December 27, 1961 and remained inseparable for almost 60 years. Together, they had 2 boys, Jim & Donn (Ashley) and were proud Amma & Afi to a very special granddaughter Abby. Brad also leaves behind many nieces and nephews, and a whole lot of fond memories.

He had a long and successful career in the Automotive industry, as an entrepreneur, and even with the Canadian Air Force. Brad was an involved member of the community; he was active with the Kinsmen, Elks, Fort Whoop Up society, as well as The Hockey Hounds with whom he was inducted into the Lethbridge Sports Hall of Fame.

Brad enjoyed people and this was evident by his many friends. He would strike up a conversation with anyone. Golf, curling, and football were favourites, and he split his loyalty between the Stamps and Riders. He loved to share stories, and enjoyed a good scotch.

A private family service will be held at a later date. Those wishing to pay tribute may donate to the Canadian Cancer Society in Brad’s honour.

Ben Groothuis

1932 – 2022

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Husband, Dad and Grandpa. Ben passed away peacefully at Chinook Regional Hospital, on February 2, 2022 at the age of 89 years.

A private family Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 pm, on Saturday, February 12, 2022. The family asks those who wish, to watch the service VIA livestream by going to https://www. mbfunerals.com/obituary/Ben-Groothuis.

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Larry Hamilton

1949 – 2022

Mr. Larry Hamilton of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Diane (Fleming) Hamilton, passed away on Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at the age of 73 years.

In earlier years, Larry was a golf enthusiast and more recently he enjoyed a good poker game with friends. Larry was satisfied with his fairly sedate life, until illness struck in July. He really enjoyed having long meaningful telephone conversations with his cat Olivia on his lap.

When Larry was hospitalized and told he had terminal cancer, his reaction was; “I hope I can accept this with dignity, grace, and keep my sense of humour.” Although in pain, he managed that beautifully until the last few days. February 8th, he left for a better place and he’s resting joyfully now.

In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to: (No-Kill Animal Association Lethbridge) by mail 52 Canyoncrest Point W, Lethbridge, AB T1K 7Y4, or online at ATBCares.com

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Joyce Marie Hirsche was the loving daughter of the very best parents, John and Anna Hirsche. She passed away February 10, 2022 in Raymond, Alberta.

She was always smiling, and loved life, and people. She felt she had a glorious life and loved her original home, which was nestled in the surrounding hills and green valley and the coulee of the Hirsche Homestead. The flowing water running through the coulee formed a perfect horseshoe. She worked in Lethbridge for a short time then went to Salt Lake City to work for a large company there. Within a year she received a call to serve a mission in Toronto for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She always loved being a missionary. Upon returning from Toronto she moved to Denver where she started her own Interior Design Business.

Joyce is survived by her sister Racheal Moore and sister-in-law Jean Hirsche. She was predeceased by her Father and Mother, Edna and Everett Myers, Victoria and Eldon Zaugg, Gene Moore, Roy Hirsche, Ronald and Sylvia Hirsche, and baby brother Eldon. She will be missed by her family and many friends.

A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday February 15, 2022 at 1:00pm at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints KNIGHT STREET CHAPEL (260 E 200 N, Raymond, AB). A livestream will be available on the Salmon and Sons website. Friends are welcome to meet with the family from 12:00 to 12:45pm prior to the Service at the Church.

A Graveside Service will be held on Wednesday February 16, 2022 at 11:00am at the Stirling Memorial Cemetery.

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LUDWIG “VIC” KARCH of Lethbridge, Alberta, passed away unexpectedly on February 7, 2022.

Vic was born in Bönnigheim, Germany on June 21, 1948. When he was six years old his mom, brother, Rolf and sister, Elizabeth traveled to Canada by boat. Once they arrived in Quebec, the family boarded a train car for Lethbridge where his father was waiting. They all worked sugar beets for the Gorzitza family until they moved into a two-room home “one mile west and one mile north” of Kipp. In 1955, they moved once again to Fellger’s to spend more time in the fields. Vic’s love of plants and the Karch family work ethic started in those fields and continued till his passing.

Vic met Karen at the Home and Garden Trade Show in 1994 and the two worked together to grow their business, Wild Rose Horticultural Services. From riding in the aerial bucket to shoveling snow, pruning trees and designing beautiful outdoor spaces, they did it all together. Vic and Karen shared many wonderful moments golfing, traveling, and spending time with family. They were truly lucky having each other in their lives.

He is lovingly remembered by his partner, Karen; children, Jennifer (Stan) Tiffin, Jayme (Chad) Moorman, and Matthew (Joni) Karch; a crew of wonderful grandchildren, Paige (Ty) Tiffin, Eligh Moorman, and Victor, Lucy, and Henry Karch; sister, Elizabeth (Bill Wong) Klonin and families and brother, Ralph (Fran) Karch and families.

Vic was predeceased by his parents, Martha and Rolf.

He was dearly loved and his fun-loving spirit, great laugh, jokes and stories will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

At Vic’s request, there will be no formal funeral service. A private family gathering will be held to celebrate his life.

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BERNHARD “BARNY” KNELSEN, of Lethbridge, passed away with his family at his side on Saturday, January 29th, 2022, at the age of 72 years.

He is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 49 years, Helgrid; one son, Tim (Rachael) Knelsen of Vancouver, B.C.; daughters, Terri (Scott) Copeland of Lethbridge, Alberta, Tania (Jeff) Hastings of Dallas, Texas, Tiffany (Bryce) Weisgerber of Medicine Hat, Alberta; 13 grandchildren, Hannah (Devin) Widmer, Erikah (Brayden) Widmer, Olivia Burrows, Caiden Copeland, Cameron Hastings, Cailee Hastings, Jenna (Tony) Baker, Juliette Knelsen, James Knelsen, Jensen Weisgerber, Ellie Weisgerber, Kooper Weisgerber, and “Baby” Weisgerber; four great-grandchildren, Chelsea Palmer, Conner Palmer, Freya Forester, and “Baby” Widmer.

Barny & Helgrid were married on August 11, 1973. His love of life & people touched the lives of all those who knew him. His quiet courage, strength of spirit, creativity and sense of humor will be carried forward by those who knew and loved him. Barny wrote a series of eight controversial books about theology, religion, and spirituality. He has engineered and manufactured nearly 100 inventions which includes board games, agricultural cultivators & seeders, hydraulic drill trucks, equipment attachments & implements, and numerous trailers.

In memory of Barny, contributions would be appreciated to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

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1998 – 2022

Chelsea Marie Larocque was born in Lethbridge May 4, 1998. She passed away February 3, 2022. Left to mourn are her Mother Diane Larocque, Father Winston Little Tent, brothers Jonathan Larocque-Little Tent, Joshua Larocque Little Tent, Ashton Larocque, Sisters Jessica Larocque and Ashley Larocque, Grandparents Lucy Larocque, Elsie Larocque, Dwayne Crow Chief, Kenneth Archibald, and Step Grandfather Dennis Cardinal.

When she was a little girl, she would hide under the table, and we would run all over the house looking for her. We would find her because she would start laughing. She was a happy little girl. Her favorite food was poutines. She loved to laugh, and her laughter was contagious.

A private Wake Service will be held at Eden’s Funeral Home, Coaldale, Alberta on Tuesday, February 15, 2022. A private Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, February 16, 2022. Interment to follow in the Coaldale Community Cemetery.

Condolences may be forwarded to http://www.edensfuneralhome.com

MAY, Darryl Glenn

Darryl May of Raymond Alberta, beloved husband to Peggy May, and loving father to Matthew, Laura, Erin and Katie, passed away on February 10, 2022 at the age of 74 years.

Friends may meet the Family on Thursday, February 17, 2022, from 9:30 – 10:00 AM at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Knight Street Chapel, 260 E 200 N, Raymond, Alberta. A private Funeral Service will follow with interment in the Magrath Cemetery.

For those who wish, live streaming will be available by visiting http://www.generationsfh.ca and scrolling to the bottom of Darryl’s

obituary. A link will appear 15 minutes before 11:00 AM service time.

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JOHANNES “JOE” MEYERING, beloved husband of Jantine “Tina” Meyering, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 10th, 2022 at the age of 89 years.

Joe was born on June 1, 1932 in the town of Groningen, The Netherlands.

He married his lifelong partner, Tina, on April 2nd, 1955. Ten days later on April 12th, they immigrated to Canada.

Joe and Tina made life-long memories travelling around Canada and the USA in various RVs. Once they retired, they spent 11 years wintering in Arizona.

Joe enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, waterskiing and snow skiing. He loved his dogs and took them everywhere. Joe and Tina biked thousands of miles on their electric bikes.

Left with cherished memories are Tina, his beloved wife of 66 years; children, Bert (Corrina), Dick (Debbie) and Dinah (Rory) Sailer; grandchildren, Chelsea, Geoff, Devon and Danielle; and great-grandchildren, Braeden, Jayde, Aspen, August, Archer and Austyn.

At Joe’s request, there will be no formal funeral service.

Forever in our hearts

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Margaret Osecki

1924 – 2022

  Margaret Louise Osecki (nee Towle) passed away in Taber on Friday, February 4, 2022 at the age of 97 years.

  Margaret will be privately remembered by her family at private committal service that will take place at Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com [1].

  Margaret is survived by her daughters Barbara (Roy) Douglas of Taber and Wendy (Brent) Teske of St. Albert; four grandchildren Jennifer (Abe), Danny, Matthew (Alexis) and Christopher (Taylor); three great grandchildren Donovan (Chelsey), Spencer (Dalton) and Elizabeth and one great great grandson Titus. She is also survived by her sister Joyce Bezruki of Calgary and brother Jerry Towle of Edmonton, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

  She was predeceased by her husband of seventy four years, Harry; parents Alfred and Charlotte Towle; siblings William, Charles, Don and Elanor; sisters-in-law Lois Bartlett, Doreen, Loretta and Sheila Towle, Joan Osecki; brothers-in-law John Bezruki, Bill Osecki and Dick Bartlett.

  Margaret moved to Ontario during the war years, working in a munitions’ factory in support of the war effort. Following her time in Ontario she returned to Lethbridge where she looked after her younger brothers and sisters. Lethbridge is where she met the love of her life, Harry. They were married August 2, 1946 and remained in Lethbridge most of their lives. She enjoyed knitting, reading and frequently getting together with her neighbours, Ann and Aki for coffee. Margaret was an excellent cook and made the best homemade bread and buns imaginable.

Harry was known for his garden, and Margaret for the canning and pickling from everything Harry picked. Margaret was also active in the Lethbridge First United Church where she devoted much of her time. She thoroughly enjoyed trips to Great Falls with Harry and picnics at Little Bow with her brother and sister and their spouses.

  A special thank you to Dr. Yawney, the staff at Linden View Care Home and Taber Home Care for the excellent care provided to Harry and Margaret.

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

(403) 223-8778.

Donna Ott

1944 – 2022

It is with great sadness that the family of Mrs. Donna Joy Ott of Coalhurst, Alberta, announce her peaceful passing on Sunday, February 6, 2022, at the age of 77 years.

Donna was born May 15, 1944, in Lethbridge, Alberta, in the Galt Hospital. She grew up in west Lethbridge and attended school in Coalhurst, Coaldale, Brant, and Lethrbidge (LCI). Donna was a teacher in Southern Alberta area as well as worked at Woolworths, Lethbridge public library and in the hospitality industry before retiring in 2002. She enjoyed traveling to her favorite place, Great Falls, as well as many trips to Reno and other destinations. She also enjoyed camping, fishing with her “Dora the Explorer” Rod. Her recipe group friends meant a lot to her and she loved visiting and making new friends. She loved to read books and graduated to her “kindle”. She was always cheerful, kind, and loving.

Donna will be lovingly remembered by her husband Lloyd Ott; daughters Carla Navratil, Mary Jeurissen (Antoon); son Rodney Navratil; grandchildren Jessica Navratil, Kelsi Navratil; sister Sandra Morgan (Ron-deceased), as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families.

Donna was predeceased by her parents Isobel Todd (Greg) and Father Harvey Watmough.

Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to Southern Cancer Research Centre, 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, AB, T2N 1N4.

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RICHARD CHARLES RED CROW beloved Father of Charlie Ezra, Serena (Mother Chaylee Bruised Head) Illianna, Zarious, Trestice (Mother Shanelle Many Wounds – Twigg) was called home to be with our Lord Jesus Christ on February 4, 2022 in Lethbridge AB at the age of 32 years. Charles was born on February 23, 1989 in Cardston AB to Richard (Glenda) Red Crow Sr and late biological mother Michelle Eagle Tail Feathers. In 1993 Richard and Glenda blended their 7 young children together. Today they now share 22 combined grandchildren who have all been a blessing in their lives. Charles is survived by his brothers Richard Jr Red Crow, Richard Allen Ty (Zoe) Red Crow, Hank Tallow, Timothy Scout, Colin (Katie) Bird, Sonny (Laney) Medicine Crane, Jessie (Lennie) Brave Rock, Eric (Theresa) Red Crow, Chad (Katie) Bird, Josh Parenteau, Kadeem (Heidi) Cross Child, Brennon Fox, Cam Weasel Head, Charlton Weasel Head, Brad Red Crow (Godfather). Sisters Stacy Scout, Andrea Curly Rider, Jasmine (Willie) Shade, Melissa Tallow, Gina (Jamie) Red Crow and Jessica Red Crow. Charles is also survived by his grandmothers Christine Little Bear, Beatrice Hirsch, Pauline Tallow. Uncles Randall (Deanna) Eagle Tail Feathers, Patrick (Karen) Eagle Tail Feathers, Alphonse (Theresa) Red Crow, Dan Curly Rider Hirsch, Darren (Lisa) Curly Rider Hirsch, Roy (Mariam) Tallow, Ronald (Verna) Tallow, Rudy Tallow. Aunts Maureen Red Crow, Karen Red Crow, Annette (Roger)Young Pine, Crystal Hoof, Sharon (Scott) Lambert, Sandra Curly Rider, Benita Hirsch, Joanne Storm Taylor, Shoby (Toby) Good Striker, Louise Black Plume, Lucecilia (Timothy) Thunder, Ivy Black Plume, Anne Cat Face. Special cousins Charmaine, Kim (Marcel) Raberta and Ramona Red Crow, Charnelle, Shania, Boss Red Crow. Numerous relatives Holy Singers, Hoofs, Devines, Stabs Down, Weasel Heads, Curly Riders, Chief Moons, Tallows, Williams, Eagle Childs, Black Plumes. Charles is also survived by his many cousins, friends and extended families from the Blackfoot Confederacy.

Charles was predeceased by his mother Michelle Eagle Tail Feathers, Grandparents Mary and Allen Red Crow Sr, Mae Red Crow, Roy Tallow Sr, Dan (Dezso) Hirsch. Uncles Vincent Red Crow, Allen Red Crow Jr, Clifford Red Crow, Harrison Red Crow, Francis Red Crow. Aunts Arlene Red Crow,Alvina Red Crow, Sharon (Robin) Eagle Tail Feathers. Cousins Quinton Ferguson, Rochelle Wolf Child, Nevaeh Red Crow, brothers Jeff and Kyle Weasel Head. Charles education began at Saipoyi Elementary School, Kainai Middle School and Kainai High School. Charles excelled in Academics and Athletics and was chosen to be Kainai High School 2007 Valedictorian. Charles was proud to attend Kainai High School and put up a successful fundraiser for their graduation. Charles had many friends who spoke so highly of him. He was the type of person who was humble, always smiling, encouraging others, helping others even though he had his own struggles. Charles spent his early years playing baseball with the Late Alvin Medicine Cranes team The Out Laws. He played the positions of Back Catcher, Pitcher, and Out Fielder. Charles and the Out Laws entered a Milk River Little League baseball tournament, and came up winning first place with just 1 bat. They beat the Calgary West All Stars who ended up becoming the Little League World Series Champions which was held in Quebec. Charles and Ty teamed up with Siksika in a basketball tournament in Okotoks and they helped them win a championship. In Middle School Charles teamed up in Badminton with his late buddy Mathew Curly Rider.They entered a tournament but fell short of winning, but all in all they both gave it their best shot. He also won a lot of events in Track and Field in the Long Distance running events. Charles was also a Quarterback for the Kainai Warriors, and played a number of positions such as Tight End, Wide Receiver, and Coach. Of all sports Charles had the love for basketball the most. He played with Kainai Middle School Eagles, Kainai Warriors, The Crüe which was his late Uncle Vincent Red Crows team. In High School Charles played with the Kainai Warriors Basketball team where he played along side his brothers Richie, Ty and Hank. Charles and his bros were coached by All Canadian University and College Champion Charlton Weasel Head. Charlton later become one of the boys playing with The Crüe where they won many Championships. The Crüe travelled all over Indian Country, and won a number of championships, as well as All Stars and was a 3 point shot champion . Playing with The Crüe gave Charles the opportunity to play with many College and University players, and Blackfoot Confederacy players too numerous to mention. Charles was also Musician and played, electric guitar, bass guitar, drums and was a Rap Artist (TripC). He even composed a YouTube video for his bro Colin Bird (Kainai Warriors) which has 18 K views. Our son had many great talents which we could write a book about. His number one Hero in his life was his Dad Richard whom he loved dearly. When Richard got elected Blood Tribe Council Charles was so proud of his Dad. He always greeted him with “ AAH “Ko Ko” Mr. Councilman. They had a bond which even death can not separate.

Although Charles had personal challenges for the past 5 or 6 years of his life it did not define whom he was as a person. In 2020 Charles gave his life to our Lord Jesus Christ, and that day his face lit up the whole gymnasium. Although our hearts are shattered we have peace knowing that our beloved son is now walking the streets of gold in Heaven. We want to thank everyone for all the love you had for our son.

Charles also had a number of jobs such as gas jockey/security for Albert’s gas bar, Construction worker for the Multi Purpose Building , day time employment in Calgary , BTEST Courses and a number of assorted jobs over the years. The best times were spending time with his children whom he adored with all his heart, also spending time and phoning his Mom and Dad . Charles had a special bond with all his brothers and sisters, his nieces and nephews whom he loved unconditionally, and the people that he met throughout his 32 year journey on earth. It’s never goodbye; we love and will honor you until we meet again son. The family would like to thank Legacy Funeral Home for their excellent services.

A Wake Service will be held at White Calf Hall, Stand Off, AB on Sunday, February 13 from 6:00 – 11:00 pm. The Funeral Service will follow at White Calf Hall, Stand Off on Monday, February 14 at 11:00 am with interment to follow at Blood Band Cemetery, Blood Reserve, AB.

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We sadly pronounce the passing of our dearly beloved CARLEE MISHELLE RIDDLE. Our angel left our world on February 06, 2022 at the age of 22 years.

Carlee was born on March 12,1999 in Bakersfield, California. She and her mother relocated to Woodstock, Ontario and then eventually to Alberta in 2010.

Carlee is lovingly remembered by her precious son, Ivan Berissa; parents, Carrie Maxted and Vincent Scout; sisters, Jessica Mead, Zaybra and Zana Scout; brothers, Sean Maxted, Jason and Justin (Holly) Mead (son Julian); grandmother, Lola Ledbetter; aunts, Mishelle Fox and family and Heather Scout; Uncle Craig Manybears and family; Godparents, George and Sasha Poje; Adriean Poje, best friend, Trinity Eaglechild; and by her Scout family who were a huge part of her life with so much love and support.

Carlee will be remembered for her beautiful smile, strong spirit and unconditional love for her son Ivan. She was very creative and adventurous but yet a gentle soul, always meeting new people and not afraid of a new challenge. Carlee was very artistic, always drawing and painting with a beautiful eye for detail.

Carlee had many family and friends that will dearly miss her.

A Celebration of Carlee’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825-32nd Street South, Lethbridge, AB on Tuesday, February 15,2022 at 11:00 A.M. with Patrick Siedlecki officiating. Cremation to follow. The Celebration of Carlee’s Life will be livestreamed and may be accessed via her obituary on Cornerstone’s website.

“Goodbye, mommy will miss you. But we will meet again.” -Carrie Maxted

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Melvin Dale Salberg passed away peacefully on Friday, February 11, 2022 in Raymond, Alberta.

A private Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. A livestream will be available on the Salmon and Sons website.

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Gus Teerling

1935 – 2022

Gus Teerling of Lethbridge, AB, beloved husband of Betty Teerling, passed away peacefully, secure in his knowledge of Jesus Christ as his Lord and Saviour on February 7, 2022, at the age of 86 years.

Gus was born in Warffum, Groningen, Netherlands on September 15, 1935, to Siepko and Reine Teerling. At the age of 16 he immigrated to Canada with his family, settling near Saskatoon, SK, before moving to Vauxhall, Alberta. There he met his bride, Betty DeWeert, built their first family home and welcomed their first three daughters. After accepting a job as a maintenance carpenter with the City of Lethbridge they settled there and welcomed their fourth daughter. He will be remembered for his zest for life! Gus had a love for singing and participated in many choirs, quartets and small singing groups. He was also known for his love of reading, carpentry skills, and his enjoyment of gardening.

Gus was a devoted husband who loved his family deeply. Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 54 years, Betty Teerling. His memory will be treasured by his four daughters: Sonya (Robert) Wagenaar, Winona (Eric) Nederlof, Natasha (Curt Andrew) de Koning, and Krista Teerling (Ryan Hirsche). Gus was honoured to be the grandfather of Jaron (Trish), Justin (Karina), Brayden, Shaylyn (Caleb); Tynnea (Dan), Tannis (Zac), Raina (Jordan), Luke; Aaron, Eli; Nathan, and Samuel. He was a proud great grandfather of Jack, Deklan, Emmet and Layla.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 10:00 am and 11:00 am on Tuesday, February 15, 2022, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4 St. S, Lethbridge, Alberta. Interment to follow in the Archmount Cemetery.

A Service will be held at 1:00 pm, on Tuesday, February 15, 2022, at GRACE REFORMED CHURCH, 1402 8th Ave. N., with Rev. Paul Van Stralen officiating. The service can also be viewed at https://bit.ly/3Lhajvz.

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

THORNHILL, Crystal Annette

Aug. 31, 1982 – Feb. 1, 2022

It is with immense sadness that the family of Crystal Thornhill announce her passing on February 1, 2022 at the age of 39.

Crystal was loved by the people that knew her. She will be remembered for her kind heart, her quick wit and her beauty. Crystal was very personable and made friends everywhere she went. Her charm and charisma shined bright when she was at her happiest and healthiest.

Crystal will be remembered by her mother Beverly Thornhill, sister Kendra Sala, step sister Anna Lise Erickson, “Uncle and Auntie” Jerry and Marlene Court, “Auntie” Teresa Peterson and many special, extended family and friends.

Crystal was predeceased by her grandfather Victor William Thornhill

The family will hold a private celebration of life at a later date.

Memorial donations can by made to the Epilepsy Association of Calgary or Windy City Pet Rescue.


KATHERINE MARY VADNAIS, beloved wife of Laverne Vadnais, passed away in Cardston on Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at the age of 72 years.

Friends may meet the family on Friday, February 18th at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 10:00 to 10:45 am prior to the service.

The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Cardston Alberta Stake Centre, 338 5th Ave. E., Cardston, AB., on Saturday, February 19th, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow in the Cardston Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to: http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca

Terace Yellow Wings/Potts

With heavy hearts the Yellow Wings/Potts families announce the passing of Terace Yellow Wings at the Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge, Alberta on February 8, 2022, at the age of 41. There will be a short Prayer Service at 10:30 am on Saturday, February 12, 2022, at Snodgrass Funeral Chapel, Pincher Creek. The family will then process to the Yellow Wings residence on Piikani Nation for a Two-Day Wake. The Funeral Service will take place at the Yellow Wings residence on Monday, February 14th, 2022, at 1:00 pm followed by Interment at the Yellow Wings family Plot on Piikani Nation.

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