July 17th, 2024

WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2022

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on April 27, 2022.


AGNES BARTEL passed away peacefully at the Foothills Medical Centre, on Sunday, April 17, 2022 at the age of the age of 89 years and is now on permanent vacation.

She attended Coaldale MB church most of her life, moving to Cochrane 11 years ago to live with her younger son Ken and his two daughters. Her other son Rudy lives in Portland. She was a kind Godly woman. Her last prayer with Ken was “If you want me to stay I’ll stay. If you want me home I’m ready to go. Let your Will be done.”

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Tamara Myra Cross Child

“Ikinnawahka” (Silent Walker)

November 24th,1975- April 24th, 2022

It is with heavy hearts we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved Tamara, who was surrounded by her children and family on April 24th, 2022, in Medicine Hat, Alberta.

Tamara was born to Ross Cross Child and the late Joanne Cross Child (nee Weasel Moccasin). Left to mourn are her children, Nolan, Tyra (Dennis), and Kaylei (Joshua); dad; siblings, Mike Cross Child and Tarrant (Celeste) Cross Child; nieces and nephews, Dion, Austin (Jacie), Lainee, Jaxin, Jaira, Kinley, Jayvin, and Jarrett; two great nephews; and one great niece; paternal aunts and uncles, Nora Cross Child, Adeline Sweetgrass, William Jr. (Justine) Cross Child, Ted Cross Child, Nadine (Ken) Weiss; maternal aunts and uncles, Greta (Raymond) Many Bears, Andrew Weasel Moccasin Sr., Wilford Blood, Stewart (Marion) Weasel Moccasin; extended family, Wings, Tail Feathers, Twiggs, Many Chief, Many Bears, Calf Robe, Eagle Tailfeathers, Bloods, Calliou, Bruised Heads, Shot Both Sides, Hind Bulls. The family apologizes for anyone they have missed.

Tamara was born in Lethbridge, Alberta, and raised in Medicine Hat. She graduated from Medicine Hat High School in 1993. She was always full of joy, her presence was always known, and she was the light in every room. She was so strong and always kept going when things got hard, even until her last breath. She was the most caring person who put others before herself. She loved her children and was so proud of them. She had a great appreciation of different genres of music and cooking different styles of food, which she passed down to us. She was very giving, cared about other people, and put their needs in front of her own. She loved telling a good joke, hearing a good joke, but she loved snuggling Izzy.

Her greatest accomplishment was being a mother to her three beautiful children, Nolan, Tyra and Kaylei. Our mom was a fighter, she fought the good fight of faith. Her strength lives within us, our future children, so she will never die.

Tamara was predeceased by her mother, Joanne Cross Child (nee Weasel Moccasin) and sister, Baby Weasel Moccasin; as well as Grandparents, Dan and Ada Weasel Moccasin, Annie Many Bears and William Cross Child Sr.; maternal aunts and uncles, Martina Blood, Julianna Day Chief, Alva Weasel Moccasin, Cordell Weasel Moccasin, Daniel Weasel Moccasin and Eleanor Delaney; paternal aunts and uncles, Delphine Cross Child, Dominic Cross Child, Kathy Across The Mountain, Pat & Theresa Cross Child, Madeline Eagle Bear, Ray Cross Child, Earl Cross Child.

The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses from the Medicine Hat Hospital and the nurses from St. Joseph’s Hospice who all took very good care of our mother.

The Wake Service will be held at Grace Memorial from 5:00pm-11:00pm on Thursday April 28th, 2022; 1924 10 Ave NW, Medicine Hat.

A Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Medicine Hat at 2pm on Friday, April 29th, 2022 – 7 Sierra Blvd SW, Medicine Hat, AB. Interment to follow at Hillside Cemetery. Donations in Tamara’s name may be made to SPCA by visiting http://www.med hatspca.ca.

Condolences may be made at http://www.gracememorial.com. Arrangements are made by GRACE MEMORIAL AFFORDABLE BURIAL & CREMATION 1924 10th Ave NW, Medicine Hat, Alberta T1C 1T5 403-905-0440 info@gracememorial.com

Janice Foster

1941 – 2022

Janice Mae Foster (Knox) beloved friend, colleague, mother and grandmother, passed away in her home in Lethbridge on Tuesday April the 19th at the age of 81 years old.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 pm, on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610, 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

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Mildred “Millie” Gaudry

1931 – 2022

Mildred (MILLIE) Joyce McKenzie GAUDRY passed away on April 25, 2022 at Chinook Regional Hospital, at the age of 91 years.

She is survived by her son Lee (Judi) Gaudry of Calgary; daughters Sue (Zoltan) Nagy of Lethbridge, Berna (Brian) Holland of Calgary; and Grandson’s Justin Nagy and Joe Nagy both of Lethbridge. She was beloved ‘Aunt Millie” to many nieces and nephews.

Millie was pre-deceased by her husband Jim Gaudry; parents Alexander and Ali McKenzie; eight siblings, and all of her in-laws from both sides.

Mom was born on April 22, 1931 and raised on the family farm near Goodwater, Saskatchewan. She was the baby of the family and after her father passed away in 1948, her mother and her moved into town to Weybum.

Mom met Dad at a dance near Weyburn when she was 22 and from there, the adventure began. It took them to many different homes across Western Canada, Oklahoma, as well as overseas to England and Scotland. Eventually they landed in the Lethbridge area and where she resided until her passing. She travelled a lot over all those years, going on to a new town and making a cozy new home for her family. Mom’s favorite vacation was to Maui in December 1995.

A private family graveside service will take place at Mountain View Cemetery in Lethbridge.

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Elsie Groves

1927 – 2022

Mrs. Elsie Groves of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Maurice Hilton Groves, passed away peacefully at St. Therese Villa on Saturday, April 23, 2022 at the age of 94 years.

Elsie was born to George and Maria Friesen on November 26, 1927 in Hepburn, Saskatchewan. Her parents emigrated from Russia and Elsie was the first child born in Canada. She is one of 11 children born to George and Maria; Maria “Mary”, George, Benjamin, John “Sandy”, Margaret, Henry “Hank”, Tina, Jake, Anne and Peter. Mom attended school in rural Vauxhall and finished grade 8 after which time she moved to Calgary and worked as a professional maid to a home in Mount Royal. Upon returning to Lethbridge, she met Maurice in church and they were married shortly thereafter. Mom loved to sew all of her children’s clothes, including Easter, Christmas, graduation gowns and wedding dresses. She had incredible talent. Mom also was the Sunday School Superintendent for the Church of the Nazarene and loved all children.

Besides her husband Maurice, Elsie was pre-deceased by her parents George and Maria; brothers Ben, George, Sandy, Henry, Jake; sisters Mary, Margaret and Tina.

Elsie is survived by her daughters Diane, Carol, Linda, Sherry; sons Barry, Keith; grandchildren Shawn, Sheri-Lynne, Jordan, Jennifer, Janine, Tammy, Tracy, Tyler, Kimberly, Ken, Myrandha; sister Anne; brother Peter and 14 great-grandchildren.

A Funeral service will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, April 29, 2022 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta with Pastor Mark Noonan. Interment will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery.

For those who wish, memorial donations in Elsie’s name may be made to a charity of one’s choosing.

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ETELKA “ETHEL” EVE KEMERI (ZOMBORI), passed away peacefully after a brief illness at the St Michael’s Health Centre on Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at the age of 82 years.

A Celebration of Ethel’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825-32nd Street South, Lethbridge, AB on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. with Pat Siedlecki officiating. The service will be livestreamed and may be accessed via Ethel’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.

Ethel will be laid to rest with her beloved husband, Frank, in a private family Graveside Service in Mountain View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ethel may be made to the Alzheimer Society, #40, 1202-2nd Ave. South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0E3 or to the Canadian Cancer Society, #200, 325 Manning Road NE, Calgary, AB T2E 2P5

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MARIA MARTEN (née Gruss) passed away peacefully at Fairmont Extendicare, on Thursday, April 21, 2022 at the age of 90 years.

Maria is survived by her children, Renate, Connelia (David) and Karl (Charlotte); grandchildren, Lindsay, Karina (Boyd), Kris (Jody), Skye (Richard) and Iain and great-grandchildren, Bryson, Breanna, Caderick and Dallin. She is also survived by her brother Karl-Heinz (Gudrun) and numerous nieces and nephews.

Maria was predeceased by her beloved husband of 65 years, Otto Marten who passed away in May 2020, as well as her parents Karl and Anna Gruss, siblings Adolf, Annemarie, Lydia, Hanni, Wilhelm, and Arthur and parents-in-law Karl and Frieda Marten.

Maria was born September 25, 1931 in Koenigswald, Sudetenland, Germany, one of eight children to Karl and Anna Gruss. Growing up during the second world war was difficult and incredible challenging. She and her family had to endure many things.

Maria met Otto at a dance on May 1, 1949, fell in love and dated for five years before getting married on May 22, 1954 in Germany. In 1955, the couple immigrated to Canada. Maria joined Otto at one of the first jobs, working at the Prince of Wales Hotel in Waterton. They then moved to Lethbridge, Alberta where they started their family.

Together, Maria and Otto started a landscaping business. Maria was a partner in Otto Marten Landscaping, a business they owned and operated for over 45 years until they retired. Maria helped run the business and worked in the field, laying sod and paving stones, and often working harder and faster than the hired hands. The paving stones to the entrance of the Japanese garden, and Fort Whoop-up, were all placed by Maria. She was a tough lady and a hard worker!

Maria went out of her way to be helpful to the people around her and did her best to assist when there were needs to be met in her community. She would help newcomers to Canada from Germany with furniture and all the other things needed to establish a new home. She was quick to throw on her leather gloves to help with any tough jobs that needed doing and was also glad to lend an ear and listen to your troubles.

Maria was an active member in the German Canadian Club and was on the executive board, where she helped for many years. Maria loved being around people and baked the most beautiful German cakes you ever laid your eyes on or sunk your teeth into. She often hosted dinner parties for over 35 people and served her beautiful cakes as dessert.

She was incredibly proud of her German heritage, and always looked forward to attending Oktoberfest every year in the city. Maria always arrived in her Dirndl and her huge beer glass; many people took pictures of her and Otto at Oktoberfest.

Maria was truly an extraordinary woman with many talents, it seemed she could do almost anything. She sang, wrote poetry and was very artistic. But most of all, she was the best Mamma and Oma anyone could ever have!

A Funeral Service will be held at IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 20 Rocky Mountain Blvd. West, Lethbridge, AB, on Thursday, April 28, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Lee Loveridge officiating. The service will be livestreamed and may be accessed via Maria’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.

Following the service, Maria will be laid to rest with her beloved husband Otto in Royal View Cemetery.

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CHARLES DELMER “DEL” PEACOCK, of Lethbridge, passed away with his family at his side on Sunday, April 24th, 2022, at the age of 85 years.

Del was predeceased by his wife Shirley in 2021, and one brother, Blair. He is survived by one son, Tim, of Lethbridge, two daughters, Tami of Edmonton and Terry of Morinville, two grandchildren, one great-grandchild, one brother, Gary (Deanna) and one sister-in-law Patsy (Blair, deceased).

Del & Shirley were married in April, 1955, and they were married for over 66 years. Del was an avid outdoorsman who spent many moons camping in tents to motorhomes. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He had a unique sense of humor (which was with him till the very end) and a quick wit. He was a compassionate, thoughtful and honorable man who loved his family. His grandchildren Matthew & Tyler valued him as a caring grandfather.

Cremation has taken place, and a private interment will be held.

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EVELYN PICKERING, beloved wife of the late Irvine Pickering, passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Health Centre, on Sunday, April 24, 2022 at the age of 93 years.

Arrangements will be announced once completed.

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ALEXANDER “ALEX” FREDERICK PSIKLA, of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Marjory Psikla, passed away peacefully at Adaptacare on Monday, April 25, 2022 at the age of 94 years.

Arrangements will be announced once completed.

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With very heavy hearts, we announce the passing of JENNIFER THOMSON. Jennifer passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 21st, 2022, at 48 years of age.

She was a loving woman who cared deeply for her family and dear friends. Jennifer’s memory will be cherished by her husband, Mitch, daughters: Mikayla (Nick Hanna) and Miya; sons: Jackson and Daniel; mother, Connie Dickout and sister, Lesley Dickout (Jordan King). She was loved dearly by her father-in-law, Don Thomson, mother-in-law, Lyn Montes (Rudy), and brothers-in-Law: Trevor (Natacha) and Corey Thomson (Analyn). Her nephews will further treasure her memory: Bradyn (Natalie Ortiz) Mitchell, Dylan Mitchell, and Cayden Thomson. In addition, she will be fondly remembered by her nieces: Maria, Dahlia, Titania, and Jorja Thomson, as well as by her grand-nephew Bentley Mitchell. Jennifer was blessed with a large extended family, very dear friends, and many special bonds with people she considered family. She will be missed by her sister-in-law, Emory (Anthony) Piquette, and her nephews Marcus, Soren, and Paul. Special friends Lorraine Brantner, Charlene and Peter Winsor, and many others will deeply mourn her passing.

A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday April 30, 2022 at THE ITALIAN CANADIAN CULTURAL CENTRE (1511 Saint Edward Boulevard North, Lethbridge).

Friends are welcome to meet with the Family from 7:00 till 8:00 PM on Friday April 29, 2022 at SALMON AND SONS FUNERAL HOME (433 Stubb Ross Road South, Lethbridge)

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