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SATURDAY, February 19, 2022


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on February 19, 2022.

ACROSS THE MOUNTAIN

CEECEE ACROSS THE MOUNTAIN, of the Blood Reserve, passed away in Lethbridge on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at the age of 29 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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Joanne Alice Bastien

Joanne Bastien passed away suddenly in Brocket, AB on Tuesday, February 15, 2022. Joanne was 33 years old.

There will be short Prayer Service at Snodgrass Funeral Chapel, Pincher Creek on Tuesday February 22, 2022, at 12:00pm followed by a Two-Day wake at Nancy Big Weasel’s Residence in Brocket. The Funeral Service to be held on Thursday, February 24 at 11:00 am at Nancy Big Weasel’s residence. Interment to follow at Piikani Nation Cemetery in Brocket.

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BIG SORREL HORSE

It is with profound sadness that Lawrence and Angela Big Sorrel Horse announce the sudden passing of their beloved son NATHAN WADE BIG SORREL HORSE. Nathan began his journey home to Omohka spatsiikoo (Great sand hills) on February 11, 2022. Nathan was born at the Calgary Foothills hospital at 11:50pm, he was 10 minutes shy of sharing the same birth date as his older brother, Jr. He resided in Calgary until he was about 21.

Nathan attended Albert Park and Bowness Elementary Schools. His Junior high years were spent at Ian Bazelgette Junior High. He attended Forest Lawn High School and Discovering choices for his high school years. Nathan was an avid athlete excelling at what he put his mind to. Nathan developed a love of basketball watching his father play in tournaments and city leagues. His father is the one who taught him everything he knew and always made sure the kids knew that there is no offense without a strong defense. His dad would spend evenings and weekends at the leisure centre, Talisman Center, YMCA and outdoor basketball courts throughout Calgary playing ball and influencing his sons, daughters and grandchildren. At age 7 he started playing for the Eastview basketball association in Calgary, AB. Nathan came in as an underdog, overlooked and underestimated. He quickly made a statement and turned heads dominating the courts taking the MVP and 3-point shoot outs. Nathan was an all-around ball player, dropping 3’s like it was nobody’s business, posting up and being a beast on defense. He could run and execute plays when needed and drive it in on offense. This man loved the game and excelled in every position thrown his way. Nathan joined 3-on-3 tournaments with his younger brother (partner in crime) LT, known as the 1-2 hit on the court. He also played in tournaments with his 2 other brothers Waylon and Jr. All four played in tournaments together winning some, losing some but always showing up to do what they loved, playing ball! Nathan went to Renfrew Boys and Girls Club, Aboriginal Student Club, Aboriginal Youth in Motion and did journalism with USAY magazine and attended the Ghost River Rediscovery program. He also did a summer youth media project with Y7G program offered through YMCA Calgary. Nathan attended several programs offered through YMCA and was always at the aboriginal open gym nights throughout Calgary. Nathan was very involved with the aboriginal youth community in Calgary attending youth conferences throughout Alberta and was given a seat as an aboriginal youth ambassador for Calgary at the age of 17. Nathan was a very ambitious and entrepreneurial boy and it showed in his energetic and charismatic work ethic at a very young age. By age 11 he and his brother LT began their own business shoveling sidewalks, cleaning yards, and mowing lawns. Between the age of 12-14 they picked up paper routes in the Marlborough Park area. At age 15 Nathan started work experience with his dad in framing and construction. He worked with Habitat for humanity for a year and held seasonal positions at different Calgary Stampede Venues. When the internet café was introduced to Calgary area, he found he was a natural in the on-line gaming community. Prompting him to pick up day jobs to pay for hours at the internet café in Marlborough Park. He was such a prominent figure in that internet café they even had computers set aside for him knowing he and his brother would be in daily. Nathan and LT competed in national online, all night gaming tournaments at different host venues throughout Calgary. Nathan loved the mountains where we often went camping during the summers throughout Alberta, BC, and the island. Nathan was always planning ahead, never failing to have an agenda prepared for him and his siblings on our outings. His siblings called him the big planner because he liked to organize his outings with family. He was big on making memories, having fun, and enjoying the moment.

At age 19 Nathan met Cheyenne Plaited Hair and in July 2011 they blessed us with his “lovebug” Lexie Big Sorrel Horse. He later met the love of his life Alice Elizabeth Crow Shoe-One Owl. Together they brought three beautiful girls into the world Madison, Mileena and Miranda Big Sorrel Horse. Nathan was a loving father and always did his best to provide for them, making sure they had what they needed. You could even say he spoiled his daughters. Nathan continued to play basketball hoping his daughters would pick up the love of the game. He worked with his dad and brothers doing commercial framing and construction with PWF(ProWest Framing) and Bouvry exports up until he became ill. Nathan was a very forgiving and humble guy. Anytime his siblings would try get into mischief in their younger years he was always quick to say “remember what mom said, Creator is always watching”. Always looking on the bright side and choosing to be kind. He was that uncle and brother who made the time for his daughters, siblings, nieces, and nephews. Often planning family trips to the pool, buying out rows at the theater for family movie nights, bringing everyone to fun events and buying concert tickets for him, his dad, and siblings. Nathans greatest love was his father, mother, daughters and family!! Nathan loved and adored his mother and father making it a point to give them hugs on arrival and departure never forgetting to say “I love you”. Always calling in to check in and just talk with mom and dad. He connected with his daughters, nieces, nephews, and brothers daily, talking and chatting through online gaming. They would set a time for everyone to be online and they’d go in as a clan and game out. Nathan was known as a gentle giant to all who met him. His presence will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved him, he was just that great!

Nathan is survived by his parents Lawrence and Angela Big Sorrel Horse, Daughters Lexie, Madison, Mileena and Miranda Big Sorrel Horse and step-son Kayden One Owl. Sisters Niki, Lennie(Jesse) Creighton, Dora-Lee Big Sorrel Horse, Tierra Creighton, Tamara(Sash) and Tonya Hunt, Kelly and Arnelle Thompson, Tia Daniels, Willow Big Sorrel Horse, Shyann Big Sorrel Horse, Cherida Tailfeathers, Michelle Many Chiefs, Deanna(Stacy) Woods, Kayla Pard, Tracey(Barclay), Tamara and Charmaine Big Sorrel Horse, Kimberly, Kristen, Delia, Kristal and Shayla(Marvin) Big Sorrel Horse and Nicole(Ryan) Olsen, Nicole(Brent), Bernadette and Jenna Eagle Plume, Patti(Lee) and Rochelle Standing Alone, Candace(Mike) and Tyrike Standing Alone, Tricia(Daylin) Eagle Plume, Nikera and Aireanna Right Hand, Rubyann and Lorissa(Pete) Standing Alone, Tasha(Grant) Storm. Brothers Waylon(Brightstar) and LT(Leanne) Big Sorrel Horse, Jonathan(Rona) Big Sorrel Horse, Kayden Creighton, Dennis(Rebecca) Olsen, Jonathan Williams, Faron Many Chiefs Jr. Shane and Theodore(Darcie) Ramsey, River, Raven and sage Big Sorrel Horse, Riley Big Sorrel Horse, Troy and Justin Big Sorrel Horse, Brad and Kyle Big Sorrel Horse, Devon(Jessica) Standing Alone, Benji(Kasey), Gilbert Jr, Mark and Trent Standing Alone, Vernon(Star) Eagle Plume, Brett and Emitt Medicine Crane/Cutter. Ryan, Dickie, Andrew (Carol) Standing Alone. Aunts Teresa Burnette, Lorna(Merlin) Eagle Plume, Delia Many Chiefs, Tina Tallow, Karen(Bedford) Pard, Joyce(Sheldon) Many Chiefs, Shelly, Sherri, Ivy, Vicki(Clinton) Big Sorrel Horse, Jennifer, Stephanie(Pepsi), Rose(Collin), Ruby Eagle Child, Joy Yellow Fly, Paulie Yellow Fly, Debbie Yellow Fly, Alphina Yellow Fly and Wanda(Preston) Gros Venture Boy. Uncles Ronald(Rochelle) Cutter, Gilbert Standing Alone, Marvin Many Chiefs, Leslie(Shelley) Big Sorrel Horse, Robert Big Sorrel Horse, Eugene Yellow Fly, Robin Big Snake, Stan Big Sorrel Horse and Brent(Angie) BSH. Special friends Jesse Crane Bear, Randy “Daytona” Parsons, Jordy Applegarth, Drew White, Darcy “MadCow” Black Kettle, CJ Eagle Speaker, Kenny Wells, Leo Bergeron, Charles and Lewis Provost, Larissa Wolf Child and Kelly Funk. Nathan was unbiased, open, and fair when it came to getting to know people and because of this quality he made numerous friends in and around Calgary and if we have forgotten anyone the family apologizes.

Nathan is predeceased by His brother Alroy “Jr” Creighton, the love of his life Alice Elizabeth Crow Shoe-One Owl. Maternal Grandparents: Mary Ruby Standing Alone, Ronald Charles Cutter Sr. (Mable GVB), Paternal Grandparents: Robert Big Sorrel Horse, Dora Many Chiefs, Paternal Traditional grandparents Gilbert and Beatrice Big Sorrel Horse. Father-in-law Edward One Owl. Special great aunt/grandma, Mary-rose Many Chiefs Aunts: Doris, Delores and Lorna(Storm) Standing Alone, Brenda Eagle Speaker, Maryanne Tailfeathers and Dolores Hairy Bull. Special Aunts Vivian Across The Mountain-Left Hand and Evangeline Yellow Fly. Uncles: Faron Many Chiefs, Gilbert Big Sorrel Horse Jr., Darryl Daniels, Willy Hunt Jr., Fred Weasel Head. Cousins: Olivia Thompson, Joslyn Big Sorrel Horse, Wanetta Hunt, Brittany Medicine Crane, Sandra Many Chiefs, Olivia Williams, Shawn Big Sorrel Horse, Deon Crazybull, Kevin Many Chiefs, Collin “Cj” Mills Jr., Alton, Leland and Shae Standing Alone Brother-in-law Darryl Shot Both Sides and nephews Gilbert Royce Big Sorrel Horse and Isaiah Crow Child.

The Wake Service will be held on Sunday, February 20 from 6:00 – 11:00 pm at White Calf Hall, Stand Off, AB. The Funeral Service will take place on Monday, February 21 at 11:00 am at White Calf Hall, Stand Off, AB. Interment to follow at St. Catherine’s Cemetery.

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Anthony Silvano D’Ippolito

August 2, 1983 – February 1, 2022

Anthony (Tony) passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones on February 1, 2022 at the age of 38 years in Edmonton, AB. He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline, and young son, Owen; as well as his parents, Gail and Silvano and brother, Michael. He will be dearly missed by numerous Aunts, Uncles and cousins and many friends.

He was born in Lethbridge,AB, on a hot summer day, and was kind, happy and caring throughout his life.

He loved sports including hockey, baseball, and golf, and thoroughly enjoyed the outdoors; camping, hiking and watching the stars.

The greatest joy in his life was raising his son, Owen, with his loving wife, Jackie.

Due to Covid restrictions, a small private celebration of life was held in Edmonton

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, or the Kidney Foundation of Canada in his name.


EICHORN

HELEN JANE EICHORN, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at Chinook Regional Hospital with family be her side, on Friday, February 18, 2022 at the age of 69 years.

Helen is survived by her children James Eichorn, and Lindsay Eichorn.

A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, August 7th, 2022. James and Lindsay will reach out to you for an invitation.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a mental health organization of your choice or Breast Cancer Society of Canada (bcsc.ca)

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GOOD RIDER

DAMARIS LYNN GOOD RIDER, Ninaakiistaatsikiipoyii (Chief Woman Stands in the Middle), passed away on February 8, 2022 in Lethbridge, AB at the age of 23 years. She is survived by her parents Thomas Good Rider & Kirsten First Rider, and grandparents Craig & Linda Fox, and Janine First Rider.

The Wake Service will be held on Friday, February 25 from 6:00 – 11:00 pm at the Tanner Center, Cardston. The Funeral Service will take place at the Tanner Center, Cardston on Saturday, February 26 at 11:00 am.

Interment to follow at Blood Band Cemetery.

To send condolences please visit http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca


Kathleen Hnidan

1952 – 2022

On Sunday, February 13, 2022 my love, my wife, my best friend passed suddenly at the Chinook Regional Hospital. While Kath’s battle was brief, she continued to be a ferocious fighter until the end. TAWANDA!

Left with broken but grateful hearts are her wife and partner of 45 years, Debbie Yanota, Kath’s brother Dennis and his wife Effie, nephew Kevin, his wife Renae and their children Katrina and Luke, nephew Kory, his wife Kimberly and step daughters Britta and Quinn, nephew Darrin and his wife Vicky and daughters Emma and Hanna, sister in law Sandy, sister in law Cathy and her husband Dan, niece Jodi and her husband Matt and daughter Sarah, niece Karin and her children Karson and Jaydin, nephew Andy, his wife Danielle and son Mason, and nephew Steve. Aunts and uncles, cousins and friends, are too numerous to mention but she always enjoyed spending time with each and every one of them. There was always so much laughter and fun whether it be at Terra, Dickey Lake or Bukust.

Kath was predeceased by her mother Doreen, her father Peter, step mom Jean, father-in-law Frank and mother-in-law Millie.

Born and raised in Calgary, Kath graduated from Central Memorial High School then went on to Mount Royal College to earn a diploma in Recreation. Deciding on teaching, Kath went to the University of Lethbridge where she earned a Bachelor of Education. While there she played volleyball for the Pronghorns and was the athletic trainer for the women’s basketball team.

Kath’s first and only teaching job was at Cardston Junior High School where she taught physical education for 32 wonderful years. She was highly respected and loved. She thought it was so cool that she taught long enough to teach kids of kids. She was the athletic trainer for the Cardston Cougars Football team for 25 years, was involved as a dancer and choreographer with the Cardston Community Theatre, for which she received a lifetime award, and loved her involvement with track and field even years after her retirement.

She retired in 2009 and could begin her love of travelling full time. Sadly our bucket list barely got touched but Kath lived without regrets.

Kath also loved gardening, crafting, needlepoint, camping, fishing and golf. She scored an ace on the third hole at Indian Springs Golf Course in 2016.

Enough cannot be said for the incredible teams of doctors and nurses who cared for Kath from November 2020 to her passing. Her Lethbridge team included Dr. Wong, Dr. Adolph, Dr. Leavens, Dr. Stocks and their incredible nursing staff. The team at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre made up of Dr. Phan and Dr. Glaze and all of their support staff made Kath’s marathon seem achievable. Her very good friend, Pam Garner, was a confidant, a source of strength and love. Last, but not least, Jonelle and her Home Care team provided nothing but the best care. Debbie cannot thank you all enough for the compassion and support. Our mantra throughout this journey was “Courage, Strength, Hope and Love. Every medical professional involved helped support our mantra.

A Service to remember the incredible life of Kath Hnidan will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 24, 2022, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL at 610 – 4 Street, Lethbridge. Please note Covid restrictions have been lifted, the service will be fully open to the public, with masking still required. The family invites those who wish to watch the service via livestream by going to https://www.mbfunerals.com/ obituary/KathleenKath-Hnidan and scrolling to the bottom of the page.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Should you choose to honour Kath in a charitable way, donations should be made to a charity of your choice.

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Darwin Linn

1930 – 2022

Mr. Darwin Linn of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Marguerite passed away peacefully at St Michael’s Health Centre in palliative care on Wednesday February 16, 2022 at the age of 91 years old, hours short of his 92nd birthday.

Dad was born in Lethbridge, Alberta at the Galt Hospital in 1930. He was a pioneer businessman starting Southern Stationers in 1947. He ran the business very successfully and made many friends over the years. He was a member of the Lions Club, Elks Club, Lethbridge Curling Club, Henderson Lake Golf Club and probably a few others. Dad enjoyed golfing and curling making lifelong friendships through these activities. He and mom enjoyed travelling abroad and their time at Crystal Lakes, MT and Verde West in AZ. He attended “fish meetings” regularly and always looked forward to fishing with the guys on the yearly west coast trips.

Besides his loving wife Marguerite, Darwin was predeceased by his parents, Alfreda and Charlie Linn and his infant son Alan.

He is survived by his daughter Leslie Linn-Landry and her husband Rick Essen of Houston, TX; grandson Dean Landry and his fiancé Ashley Sommerfeld of Lethbridge; son Gary Linn of Lethbridge; grandson Thomas Linn (traveler extraordinaire); Daughter Diane Bergen and her husband Patrick Bergen of Calgary; grandson Marcus Jesse and granddaughter Nicole Jesse of Lethbridge; Patrick’s children Travis, Brittany, and Caden of Calgary; sister Bev Martin and Seth Martin (deceased) from Trail, BC and nieces Lynne, Patti, and Susan; Brother Barrie Linn (deceased); and nephew Darren Linn of Calgary;

He is a legend to us, and we will be celebrating his life at LEGEND’S PUB & GRILL, 2433 FAIRWAY PLAZA RD. S. LETHBRIDGE, between 1:30 and 4:30 pm on Monday February 21, 2022 and would be happy for all to join us and remember Dad.

A private family Graveside Service will be held at 1:00 pm at Archmount Cemetery on Tuesday February 22, 2022.

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NEUFELD

MIRIUM SHIRLEY NEUFELD of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Francis Torcher, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 13th, 2022 at the age of 75 years.

She is survived by her children, Tom (Gena) and Darren (Debbie) Kotke, Ramona (Thomas) Kotke-Gapp, and Jerri (Owen) Peters; grandchildren, Zachary (Samantha) Kotke, Mikayla (Dirk) VanDerSmit, Keana Kotke (Brad), and Noah (Sydney) and Sarah Gapp; great-grandchildren, Nixon VanDerSmit and Violet Kotke; as well as her siblings, Jackie Wallin and Randy (Linda) Neufeld and families.

Along with her husband, Mirium was predeceased by her parents, Jacob and Margaret Neufeld.

Mirium had many talents and shared her gift of sewing, quilting and crafting with family and friends. She will be missed and forever remembered.

A private family gathering will be held at a later date.

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O’BRIEN

CALVIN (“CAL”) ROSS O’BRIEN, of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Barbara Whaley, admired and respected father, teacher and coach, passed away peacefully with family by his side, at St. Michael’s Health Centre Palliative Care Unit, on Friday, February 18th, 2022, at the age of 74 years.

A Funeral will be held in May 2022. Arrangements to be announced once completed.

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PISKO

JORDAN MICHAEL PISKO passed away suddenly on Saturday, January 15th, 2022 in Blairmore, Alberta at the age of 43 years.

He is survived by his loving parents Bob Pisko and Linda Comstock, his daughter Cambria, brothers Robin and Paul, Grandparents Robert and Caroline Comstock as well as numerous uncles, aunts, cousins and many friends.

Jordan was predeceased by his Grandparents Jack and Bea Pisko.

Jordan was born September 11, 1978 in Lethbridge where he received his education. Growing up, Jordan and his brothers learned to ski and snowboard at Castle Mountain where their dad was a ski patrol. Jordan loved playing street hockey with his brothers and friends. He also loved skateboarding and would spend hours on their homemade half pipe. He enjoyed fly fishing and was very good at fly tying. Later on, he became involved in martial arts and did very well in competition.

Jordan was known for his quick wit and great sense of humor. He had a good heart and was always willing to help anyone in need. His pride and joy was his daughter, Cambria, whom he loved dearly. He also had a great love for animals which he inherited from his mom. He definitely was loved and will be missed by so many people.

Jordan struggled many years with addiction. Despite his attempts at rehab, he just couldn’t win this battle. “Addiction is the only disease that takes your soul before it takes your life.” We are so heartbroken over the loss of Jordan but take comfort in knowing he is at peace.

A Private Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, February 22, 2022, at 2:00 PM. Jordan will be interred with his Grandpa and Grandma Pisko in Mountain View Cemetery. The Service will be livestreamed and available to view via Jordan’s obituary on the cornerstone website.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Purrfect Endings Rescue (sixfurballz@telus.net or 403-381-9269)

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


POHLMANN

CARL GEORGE “BUD” POHLMANN, passed away in Lethbridge, on Thursday, February 17, 2022, at the age of 60 years.

Bud was born to George and Lynda Pohlmann in Calgary in 1961. He was an aircraft maintenance and repair technician. He was a son, father, brother and friend. He will be missed by all.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

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PROUDFOOT

CHARMAINE PROUDFOOT, of Edmonton, passed away on Tuesday, February 15, 2022, at the age of 67 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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RIPLEY

DONALD JOHN RIPLEY, beloved husband of Marsha Gibb Ripley of Spring Coulee, Alberta, passed away in Lethbridge on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at the age of 69 years.

The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, February 21st, at 1:00 pm at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Magrath Stake Center, Magrath, Alberta. Friends may meet the family at the church from 11:45 to 12:45 pm prior to the service.

To WATCH the service Later or to send condolences please visit http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca


SCOUT

April 11, 1945 – February 12, 2022

STAN SCOUT “Mia’nistsikitstakii” passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at his home in Fish Creek, Blood Reserve on Saturday, February 12, 2022 at the age of 76 years.

Stan is survived by his loving wife of 52 years Joanne Scout, and was predeceased by his only son, Kevin Stanley, who was his pride and joy. He is also survived by his daughters: Carrie (the late Steve Heavy Runner), Sheryl and Deanna (Dustin) Fox as well as eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Stan had a zest for life and was always happy. His main concern was to provide a happy, loving home for his wife and all his family. He was a father figure to many and a grandfather to many more.

Stan loved to travel. Scottsdale, Arizona was his favourite home away from home, but his favourite and final destination was home at “-S2 Ranch”.

A Wake and Celebration of Stan’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Masks are still mandatory.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. MARTHA’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 355 Columbia Blvd. West, Lethbridge, AB, on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 12:00 P.M. with Father William Monis celebrating.

Following the Mass, Stan will be laid to rest in St. Catherine’s Cemetery with Father Pawel Andrasz officiating. A Feast will follow at White Calf Hall. Horseback Riders can take mount at White Calf Hall Parking lot.

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Shouting, Camilla ‘Daisy”

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our loving mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend Camilla ‘Daisy’ Shouting on February 5, 2022 in Lethbridge, Alberta. Daisy was born on July 12, 1987 in Cardston, Alberta to Don Bottle and Yvonne Gros Ventre Boy. Daisy attended Levern and Cardston Elementary school, Wilson Middle School, and Cardston High School. She went on to graduate from Red Crow College in 2016 and enrolled in the Early Childhood Education program at Lethbridge College where she attended from there on.

Daisy met a lot of friends along the way while she attended various schools all of whom she kept in contact with throughout her life. Her friend Hazel held a very special place in her heart as they kept in close contact although they were miles apart. Daisy welcomed her first born, and best friend, Blossom Faith into this world in 2002. Blossom brought so much joy into her moms life and Daisy was eager to raise and teach her all that she knew about life. Their bond was full of love, laughter, kindness, and could be seen by the way they looked at each other. Daisy met Paul a couple years later, when Blossom was three years old, and together they had three gorgeous boys; Zander, Braxton, and Cassius. Daisy and Paul raised Blossom and the boys in Lethbridge, Alberta. They bought their first house together and Daisy was excited to decorate it and made sure her children lived a comfortable life working hard to provide for them. Daisy loved to sew and create new things to foster her children’s growth and was often making them props to fit their imaginative goals, whether they were pirates for a day or superheroes. She loved making gifts for the whole family including her nieces and nephews during holidays. She enjoyed making regalia for her children and often brought them to pow-wows or dance demonstrations throughout the city. Daisy was very involved in several community organizations within the city, with her children, where she was recognized as a role model family throughout the city of Lethbridge. She enjoyed taking her children to all the different parks throughout the city, swimming and travelling with her best friend Olive throughout Southern Alberta, Saskatchewan, and B.C. to go camping. She was especially excited to attend the Peace Powwow because she often brought her friend Olive with her. They were inseparable. She also enjoyed spending time with her sister-in-law Adeline Parinduri and her son Zem.

Her nephews and nieces were never left out of the picture. She always made sure Bentley had his crafting supplies and snacks and was always ready to sew superhero costumes for Aiden. She was excited when she learned she was going to be an aunty to her first niece, Kinsley, and was always buying her cute clothes and bags to match her personality.

They liked to get dressed up and wear matching red lipstick when she would visit. All her nieces and nephews had a special place in her heart, and she always went above and beyond to shower them with love and guidance. She was Momma to her special nephew Hunter, because of the resemblance between her and her sister Kristy, but she didn’t mind being momma to him, she would always give him lots of love, hugs, and kisses. She was especially excited for her brothers Phillip and Anthony when their sons were born and often showered them with gifts. Her aunts’ and uncles had special nicknames for her, and she would often just laugh at them one in particular was from her aunt Joan who called her Driving Miss Daisy.

Daisy was known for her laughter, humour, and ability to connect with everyone that she met on her journey. She loved to make create beautiful things for everyone in her life, whether it was sewing blankets for new parents, making moccasins, regalia, shawls, or knitting scarfs and toques for those that she knew. Keeping herself busy with her crafts was her way of showing others that she cared for them by providing one-of-a-kind items for individuals.

Daisy worked hard, and although she had many struggles in her life, she was always looking for the positive side of life and could be heard laughing from a distance. Daisy worked for several years at South Walmart where she met many great friends. She made Walmart an enjoyable place to work because of her humour and outgoing happy personality. When her parents went to Walmart they knew exactly where to find her from the laughter and noise between her and her coworkers and they would often tell her ‘Mom and dad are here’.

This approach to life was taught to her by her parents and they always encouraged her to try hard in life and to be kind to those that she met in life. Daisy was always willing to help those that needed it and would always remind her parents, children, siblings, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends how much she cared and loved them at the end of every visit.

Daisy loved life and loved to laugh, which was infectious to any one who met her and had the chance to sit and joke around with her. The ability to laugh at life and love unconditionally is what Daisy leaves behind for those that knew her. She held a special bond to all that knew her, and she will be deeply missed and remembered for her kind and loving personality.

Daisy is survived by her parents Yvonne Gros Ventre Boy and Don Bottle, grandmother Rhoda Bottle, children; Blossom Shouting and Zander, Braxton and Cassius Sirias, god daughter Adrianna Creighton siblings; Serena Shaw, Melissa (Justin) Shouting, Megan Gros Ventre Boy, Phillip Shouting, Rochelle (Rabe) Shouting, Kristy Shouting, Anthony Shouting, Samantha Bottle, adopted sister Hazel Tootoosis nieces; Kinsley Eagle Plume, Talia Black Plume, Everleigh Mistaken Chief, Rhea Manson, Nephews; Aiden Eagle Plume, Bentley Shouting, Esrom Black Plume, Terrace Shouting, Hunter Shouting, Dante Shouting, and Noah Shouting, adopted nephew Ryder Tootoosis, Aunts; Yvonne Shouting, Donna (Joe) Bottle, Joan GVB, Joyce (Ed) GVB, Myra Hind Bull, Ivy-Anne Big Head, Ramona Big Head, Jennifer (Terry) Ivans, uncles; Larry (Sara) Shouting, Oliver GVB, Jordan GVB, Roland (Robbie) GVB, Robert (Heather) GVB, Floyd (Maxine) BH, Emil BH, and Leonard BH, great aunts and uncles; Sharon Bottle, Joanne Mountain Horse, May Singer, Rodney Bottle, Frances (Ed) GVB, Johnny BSB, Roy BSB, Cinthia (Ronnie) BSB, Gail (Randy) MB, Randy BSB, Jordan (Susan) BSB. Clan families include; Shoutings, Bottles, Big Heads, Gros Ventre Boys, Crying Heads, Bloods, Mountain Horses, Crow Chiefs, Heavy Runners, Plaited Hairs, Day Chiefs, Scouts, Spotted Bulls, Hunts, Bare Shin Bones, Healys, Hoofs, Foxs, Soops, Eagle Childs, Wolf Childs, Crows Spreads Their Wings, and Many Fingers.

Daisy was predeceased by her grandparents: Lucy Crying Head & A’tsinaakoan, Annie (Blood) & John Bare Shine Bone, Willie Big Head, Joe & Minnie Shouting, Phillip Shouting, Duncan Bottle, Wallace & Eileen Mountain Horse, Cecilia Gros Ventre Boy, Peter Big Head, uncles: PJ Big Head, Shawn Big Head, Gerald Shouting, Ambrose Shouting, Charlie Shouting, Homer GVB, Bernard GVB, Mike GVB, Arnold Wells; and Aunts: Laura Bottle, Molly GVB, Ann GVB, Martha GVB, Bonnie Big Head, and her son Emerson Healy-Shouting

The Wake Service will be held at the Amazing Grace Community Church, 324 13 street North Lethbridge, Alberta on Monday February 21, 2022, from 6:00-11:00 pm. The Funeral Service will be held at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Tuesday February 22, 2022 at 11:00 AM with Pastor Joshua Curly Rider Officiating. Interment will be at the Pioneer Cemetery, Blood Reserve.

Thank you to the Amazing Grace community church for there support to the family, and all those who have supported the family. The family apologizes for any names missed.

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SWITZER

CHRISTOPHER KIM SWITZER

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our loving Father, Brother, Uncle, Son and Husband Kim Switzer on Friday February 4, 2022 at the age of 66.

Kim was born to parents Olive Switzer (nee Harvey) and Christopher Hilton Switzer on July 23, 1955, in Prince George, British Colombia. After spending a brief time in Nut Mountain and Lintlaw, Saskatchewan, Kim and his brother Mark moved to Burnaby, BC. In 1965 the family moved to Lethbridge, Alberta where his dad took on the management of the Hoyt’s Hardware group of stores. Kim attended Lakeview, Allan Watson, Hamilton Junior High and spent a few moments at LCI. Kim played on the Stampeders foot ball team and was a skilled ball and hockey player. Kim moved to Vancouver in 1971 and lived with his uncle Garth and family. During his time in BC, he worked on the docks in Vancouver as a Long Shoreman. Later, Kim logged in Ocean Falls and eventually moved back to Lethbridge. Kim achieved his Heavy-Duty Mechanics Journeyman ticket working at H&R transport, Southland International, and in between, was the on-site service man for Western Materials Handling; repairing forklifts in Southern Alberta, Saskatchewan and BC. Kim worked with Mark for 11 years managing Carline Muffler Switzer Automotive. In 2004 Kim moved to Osoyoos, BC to enter the motel-restaurant business at the Westridge Inn. The Westridge was sold around 2011 and he entered a soft retirement. As those of you who knew Kim, he soon became restless and worked for the next 5 years as a machinist, pipe fitter, and HD mechanic at several gas plants in northern BC. For a couple of years, he worked with Calvin at Ernie’s Trailer Repairs in Saskatoon, helping Calvin introduce a new business shop and inventory management system. In his final work years, Kim enjoyed being Maintenance Manager at Walnut Beach Resorts ending in 2020. Kim always enjoyed working on the home property with his sweetheart Janice, helped a marine service business for a time, and did odd jobs for friends on their cars and trucks. Many friends and family enjoyed spending time with them in Osoyoos.

Kim’s first love was road tripping on his Harley with Janice, family and friends.

Ride and Live Free was his mantra.

Kim was predeceased by his stepmother Merle Switzer and stepfather Earl Smith. He is survived by his wife Janice, son Shane (Leah), mother Olive Smith of Lintlaw, Saskatchewan, father Chris of Lethbridge, Alberta, brothers Mark (Lea), Dean (Melanie), Calvin (Pam), Gary (Brenda), Steven (Penny), and sisters Carol (Ed), and Diane (Ben) as well as an awesome bunch of nieces and nephews.

Kim is also survived by his Uncle Garth (Lou), Aunt Loy, Aunt Lynne, and Aunt Elsie, cousins Lex, Scott and Vance Petrie; Gavin, Ryan, Shelly, Darryl and Russel Parsons; Diane, Janine, Troy and Linda Switzer, Judy and Jackie Switzer, Jim and Cam McIntyre, Rob McInnis, and all their spouses, nephews, nieces and grandchildren.

Funeral services and a celebration of Kim’s life will be announced at a later date.

For those wishing to donate, please donate to Cancer Research.


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