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By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on October 20, 2023.

BREWERTON, Steele BREWERTON STEELE CONWAY BREWERTON, beloved husband of Loree Nelson Brewerton, passed away in Magrath, Alberta on Friday, October 13th, 2023 at the age of 100 years.
The Funeral Service will be held in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Garden Place Chapel, Magrath, Alberta on Saturday, October 21, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. Friends may meet the family on from 1 to 1:45 p.m., prior to the service. Interment to follow in the Magrath Cemetery.
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ARIAS, Teresa TERESA FUENTES ARIAS 1929 – 2023 Passed away in Black Diamond, Alberta, on October 12, 2023. She will be sadly missed by her loving children; Blanca, Ana (Tom), Fermin, and Karina (Mark); her grandchildren Elise (Jeff) and Daniel (Kay); and her great-grandchildren Tristan, Kamora, and Charli. She also leaves behind her sister Mercedes, sisters-in-law Diana and Esperanza, as well as nieces and nephews.
Teresa was predeceased by her husband Leon in 1976, her parents, and her brothers Juan, Alejandro, Salvador, Jose, Lorenzo, and Carlos as well as sisters-in-law Ines and Regina, and brother-in-law Francisco. She was also predeceased by son-in-law Arturo Botero.
Teresa and her family came to Lethbridge, Alberta from Spain in 1962. She worked at the Municipal and St. Michael’s Hospitals in that city for many years, and after she retired, came to Black Diamond to be near her children and grandchildren. Teresa was a hard worker, made friends wherever she lived, and was a fiercely independent woman. In her retirement, she knit dozens of glorious socks to keep her family and friends safe and warm on their travels through the world. She loved red geraniums on her balcony and the memory of rain drops on her umbrella as she walked the cobbled streets of her childhood.
Forever loved and missed. The family would like to thank the Acute Care doctors and nursing staff at the Black Diamond Hospital for their care and kindness during mom’s stay there.
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FRASER, Muriel FRASER Lovingly remembered by her family, we announce that our mother, Muriel Logan Fraser, passed away October 14, 2023 at the age of 92, in the Willow Creek Continuing Care Facility in Claresholm. She is survived by her children Jim (Sandy), Larry (Pam), Jackie (Chuck Clark), Doug (Jan), Laurie (Randy Lyckman), and Ken; 19 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters Doris McDonnel and Laura (Trevor Orr), two brothers Roy and Melvin, as well as two sisters-in-law, Yvonne Hopkins and Shirley Anderson. She was predeceased by her husband Len in 2010, her daughter Cindy (Eldon Hubka) in 2021, her parents Wilfred and Minnie (Cox) Logan, and brothers Kenneth, Stanley and Vaughn.
Muriel was born Sept. 5, 1931 at the family farm in Jarvie, Alberta. After she finished her grade 12, in June 1949, she moved to the Barons area to work, which is where she met and married Len Fraser in 1951. They lived in Edwardsville and Garden Plains where Jim. Larry, Jackie and Doug were born. In 1957 the family moved back to Carmangay where Laurie, Cindy and Ken were all born, and where Len and Muriel remained until 2008 when they moved to Lethbridge for health reasons. She devoted several of her last years looking after Len as his health deteriorated. Muriel lived in Lethbridge after Len’s passing, later moving into the Porcupine Hills Lodge in Claresholm until she was admitted to the auxiliary hospital in December of 2021.
Muriel worked as a ward aide at the Carmangay Hospital from December 1960 until her retirement in 1996. She always kept busy sewing, cooking, canning, quilting, and any other handiwork she had learned. Muriel loved it when her family all came home and filled the house with noise, laughter and chaos.
A Memorial Service was on Wednesday, October 18, 2023, at the Carmangay Community Center, which was still “home” to them both.
She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
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FRANK, Harley FRANK HARLEY GREGORY FRANK “A’tsis’tomahka – Running Rabbit”, of the Blood Tribe, beloved husband of Lois Frank, passed away peacefully with family by his side on Friday, October 6, 2023, at the age of 74 years.
Harley was born to Wilton and Rita Frank on the Blood Reserve, where he grew up. Harley was married to Lois for over 50 years. Harley is survived by his sons, James, Kenneth and Michael (Ariane). He is predeceased by his daughter, Karly. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Riley, Thomas, Jack, Orion, Tayden, Maxximus, Kassy, Avyannah and Bella, as well as his great grandson, Elias. He is also survived by his brothers, Randy (Anna), Kelly (Sharon), Phillip (Sheila), Brian (Mary Pat), Colin (Vanessa), Vern (Stephanie) and Robert (Traci). He is predeceased by his sister, Charlene (Edward). He is predeceased by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Wallace and Helen. He is survived by his brothers-in-law, Wallace, Maurice, and Anthony, and sisters-in-law, Crystal, Doreen and Mary Ann. He is predeceased by his sister-in-law, Delores. Harley has many relatives throughout the Blackfoot Nations including the Running Rabbits, Doores, Spring Chiefs, and Duck Chiefs as well as many families from the Siksika Nation.
He attended the St. Mary’s Indian Residential School, Spring Coulee elementary school and Magrath high school. Harley played basketball with the Magrath Zeniths, and he led the team to a Provincial Championship. Starting in 1973, Harley attended Lethbridge Community College in the Business Administration program. While there, he played basketball for the Lethbridge Kodiaks and won the Western Canadian Championship. Starting in 1983, Harley attended Utah State University in Logan, Utah earning a Bachelor of Science in Agri-business.
He was responsible for many successful business training programs, farming programs, and economic development initiatives. Harley was also known for his expertise in Blackfoot culture and language. Starting in 1987, Harley was the General Manager for the Alberta Indian Agri-business Corp. in Calgary, AB. In 1992, he was the General Manager of Frank & Associates Training in Calgary, AB, during which time he received a Ministerial Appointment to work on the Canadian Aboriginal Economic Development strategy. With great honor and after having been asked to serve by Kainaiwa Elders, in 1992, Harley was elected to serve as the Chief of the Blood Tribe. One of his memorable accomplishments as Chief was repatriating the buffalo to their traditional lands. In 1993, Harley was appointed as the Director of the Blood Tribe Economic Development Department in Standoff, AB. After his political service and keeping true to his farming roots, Harley became a Grain Buyer and Foreman for Transfeeder Farms. Once again, Harley was asked by Kainaiwa Elders to serve public office, and after running, he was elected as a Councillor on the Blood Tribe Chief and Council. During this time, Harley was also appointed as the Chairman of the Blood Tribe Agricultural Sector, Chairman of the Blood Tribe Land Department, President of Kainai Resources Inc., President of the Blood Tribe Agriculture Projects, and Chairman of the Blood Tribe Economic Development. After serving his term in political office, farming called him again and he became a Farm Equipment Operator for Ben Walter’s Farm Operation.
A Wake will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, October 20, 2023 from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. MARTHA’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 355 Columbia Blvd. W, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, October 21, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. with Father William Monis celebrating.
Following the Funeral Mass, Harley will be laid to rest in the Spring Coulee Cemetery.
In memory of Harley Frank, flowers are gratefully declined, but donations and condolences may be sent to his son, Mike Frank, at mike.frank2@gmail.com

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LEAVITT, Phyllis LEAVITT PHYLLIS LEAVITT, beloved wife of the late LaMont Leavitt, passed away peacefully in Cardston, Alberta, on October 17th, 2023 at the age of 101 years. She is survived by her children, Roger (Wendy) Leavitt, Kelly (Linda) Leavitt, Larry (Carolyn) Leavitt, Dave (LeAnn) Leavitt, Renee (Bob) Quinton, a son-in-law, Jim Johansen, and a daughter-in-law, Linda Leavitt. Beside her husband she was predeceased by a daughter, Marsha Johansen, a son, Paul Leavitt, a daughter-in-law, Linda Leavitt, and a grandson Chase Leavitt.
The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, October 28th, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Temple Street Chapel, Cardston.
Friends may meet the family from 12:00 Noon to 12:45 p.m. prior to the Service.
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OVEREEM, Judith JUDITH OVEREEM 1933 – 2023 It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, Mrs. Judith Overeem, beloved wife of the late Mr. Jan Overeem, at Chinook Regional Hospital, Lethbridge, Alberta, on October 16, 2023, at the age of 90 years.
Mom was born in Lekkerkerk, the Netherlands on January 26, 1933, to Cornelis and Jannigje Slingerland, and immigrated to Canada, together with her family, in 1952. She married Jan Overeem on April 8, 1958, and they were married for 63 years. They lived in Rainier, Alberta for most of those first years, then moved to Picture Butte, Alberta in 1984. After their retirement she worked along with Dad to build an airplane but due to their failing health, just before moving to Bethesda Care Home in July 2021 and just before Dad passed away, the plane ‘project’ was sold to two young men who were able to get it up in the air a year later. It was a happy and exciting moment for her last year when Jeff flew the plane over the Care Home and “waved” to her. The many visits from her grandchildren were also always very special to Mom.
She will be remembered with love by her children: Kathy (Matt) Jakober, Casey, Jenny (Anthony) Vanden Hoek, Joanne (Roy) Van Driesten, Corrie Davidson, Cor and friend Edith, Judy (Art) Arends, John (Juanita), Jake (Margaret), Joyce (Andre) Van Weverwyk, Marilyn (Jan) VanderMeer, and Brenda (Wout) van Luik; sixty-one grandchildren and fifty-eight great grandchildren.
She also leaves behind her sister Fygje Van Herk, brothers Wim (Teuni) Slingerland, Tony (Margaret) Slingerland, and Andy (Nita) Slingerland, and sisters in law Cobi and Anneke Slingerland.
She was predeceased by her parents and in-laws, husband Jan, son-in-law Martin Davidson, sister Jannie de Kok, brothers Kees Slingerland and Jake Slingerland, brothers-in-law Teun Van Herk, Allen Thomassen, and Huib de Kok, and sister-in-law Johanna Thomassen.
Our family wishes to extend our sincere gratitude to all the care teams over the past five years that did their best to make Mom’s life as comfortable as possible after she suffered a stroke in 2018, but especially we are grateful to all the staff at Bethesda Care Home for their kind and compassionate care.
The Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, October 21, 2023, at the NETHERLANDS REFORMED CONGREGATION OF PICTURE BUTTE 601 3A ST, Picture Butte, Alberta with Rev. E.C. Adams officiating.
Flowers gratefully declined. Those who wish may donate to Bethesda Care Home, Box 1096 701 3A Street South, Picture Butte, AB, T0K 1V0.
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ROSE, Antonietta In Loving Memory ANTONIETTA MARIA ROSE November 16, 1941 РSeptember 30, 2023 It is with broken hearts and tear-filled eyes that we, the family of ANTONIETTA MARIA ROSE (n̩e Suriano) of Lethbridge, AB, announce her peaceful passing at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Saturday, September 30, 2023, at the age of 81 years.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, October 20, 2023 at 10:00 A.M. with Father Santiago Torres celebrating. The Funeral Mass will be live-streamed and may be viewed through Antoninetta’s obituary on the Cornerstone website. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Friends and family are invited to gather and honour her remarkable journey.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly request donations be made to the Jack Ady Cancer Centre or the Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation (crhfoundation.ca).

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REMPEL, Peter REMPEL January 6, 1923 – October 15, 2023 PETER REMPEL, of Coaldale, AB, beloved husband of the late Mary Rempel of 67 years, passed away peacefully in the presence of Jesus at Sunny South Lodge, on Sunday, October 15, 2023 at the age of 100 years.
Peter is lovingly remembered by his five children: Ria (Ken Frances) Neufeld, David (Kerry) Rempel, Wilma (Rick) Enns, Irene Rempel, and Vivien (Phil) Sharp and their families. He had 17 grandchildren, 13 great- grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Marie (Cliff) Hamm and family; sister Martha Retzlaff and family; and sister-in-law Harriet as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Peter was born to Jacob and Annie Rempel in Didsbury, Alberta, on January 6, 1923. He was the oldest of five children and was predeceased by two infant siblings; his parents; and his brothers Frank (Laura) and Bill; brother-in-law Art; and son-in-law Tom.
Peter grew up in the Didsbury/Cremona area. In 1938, his family moved to Rosemary to farm. On April 29, 1953, Peter married Mary Neufeld. They farmed together until 1972. Pete worked for Lakeside Feeders, then at the Co-op as yardman, and later, a fuel truck driver. Following retirement, Peter often worked for farmers during harvest.
Peter loved God, his family, nature and farm life. While a quiet man, Pete’s faith was very important to him. Even in his deep dementia, Pete would tell others that he loved God and that God loved him. Rosemary Mennonite Church was very important to him. He served on various committees, including the education committee, taught German Sunday School, and was a faithful member in the men’s choir for many years. Pete had a wonderful bass voice and loved to sing until several years ago.
Peter and Mary moved to Coaldale in July of 2011, and a year and a half later, moved into Sunny South Lodge, where he faithfully attended the church services and other forms of entertainment as long as he was able to.
A special thank you to the staff in the dementia unit of Sunny South Lodge for your care and compassion these last few years. Your love for our dad was heart-warming and your care for him was exceptional. Thank you also to Dr. Justin Steed for your compassionate care these last years. Our family would also like to thank all who came to visit with Dad and who helped make Coaldale home for him. Dad appreciated each visit.
A private Memorial Service will be held at a later date for both Peter and Mary in Rosemary.

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NEUFELD, Herman NEUFELD HERMAN HENRY NEUFELD, of Lethbridge, beloved father and Opa, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital, surrounded by his family, on Tuesday, September 26, 2023 at the age of 78 years.
A Celebration of Herman’s Life will be held at COALDALE MENNONITE CHURCH, 2316 – 17 Street, Coaldale, AB, on Saturday, October 21, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Eric Giesbrecht officiating.

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IRWIN, Charlotte IRWIN CHARLOTTE IRWIN, of Portage La Prairie, MB, beloved wife of the late Kenneth “Bingo” Maxwell Irwin, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at AgeCare Columbia in Lethbridge, on Thursday, October 19, 2023 at the age of 84 years.
Charlotte is survived by her three children: Brenda-Lee Irwin, Kenneth Brent (Helen) Irwin, and Bobbi-Jo Margaret (Kevin) Martin; as well as her three beautiful granddaughters: Madison, Kaytrin, and Ava.
A Celebration of Charlotte’s Life will be held in Portage La Prairie, MB in the new year.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Crohn’s & Colitis Canada
(crohnsandcolitis.donorportal.ca)

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FITZGERALD, Robin FITZGERALD ROBIN BRENT FITZGERALD, of Lethbridge, beloved father of Aidan Fitzgerald, passed away peacefully at home, on Sunday, October 15, 2023 at the age of 47 years.
Robin is the beloved son of Jim and the late Sandra Parry, and brother to Ryan and Travis.
A private Family Service will be held at a later date.

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JONES, Patricia PATRICIA JEAN JONES 1939 – 2023 Patricia Jean Jones (nee Kirkvold), our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, & sister, passed away peacefully in the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, October 16th, at the age of 84 years.
Pat was born on April 7th, 1939, in Orion, Alberta to Peter & Jean Kirkvold. She joined two older brothers on the sheep ranch near Manyberries, until the family moved to Taber in 1949, where Pat continued her schooling.
There she met Neil, who she married on May 10th, 1958. The next year, they had a daughter – Kari Veronica. And a year later, a son – Bradford Neil – completed their family. Pat was a schoolteacher for 12 years, and then worked for Alberta Hail & Crop Insurance for several years. Pat & Neil farmed in the Grassy Lake area from the time they were married until 2007, when they moved to Lethbridge, then to Coaldale to be near their son & daughter-in-law. In the fall of 2021, they moved to the Seasons in West Lethbridge. After Neil’s passing, Pat moved to Pyami Lodge in Picture Butte, then to Sunny South Lodge in Coaldale.
Pat was predeceased by her husband Neil on March 5th, 2022. She was also predeceased by her parents & brother Ron & sister-in-law Daisy (& Fred) Kinniburgh.
Pat is survived by her daughter Kari (Tim) Donnelly & son Brad (Joan-Marie) Jones. She was deeply loved by her six grandchildren & their families – Kristel Donnelly & her son Jackson; Tyler (Robyn) Jones & their children Aiden & Emma; Mark (Desiree) Donnelly & children Lochlan & Amaya; Vaughn (Dear) Jones; Devin (Maddy) Donnelly & their baby on the way; & Mackenzie (Jan) Tamminga & children Riley, Levi & Isabelle. She is also survived by her brother, Bill (Donna) Kirkvold & sister-in-law, Lyn Real & Neil’s sister, Kathleen (Leonard) Sanderson, as well as numerous nieces & nephews.
Pat was a very strong lady, having fought a long battle with Parkinson’s disease for many years, as well as two bouts of cancer. Dementia & Parkinson’s finally won the battle, but we are relieved that she is now at peace & once again with her beloved Neil.
A Viewing will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, October 21 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610, 4TH STREET SOUTH in Lethbridge,
A Come-&-Go Celebration of Patricia’s & Neil’s lives will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, October 21 at THE ITALIAN CANADIAN CLUB, 1511, ST. EDWARDS BLVD NORTH, Lethbridge.
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LOEWEN, Arthur LOEWEN ARTHUR LOEWEN, of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Rena Ruth, passed away peacefully with family by his side, on Wednesday, October 18, 2023 at the age of 96 years.
Arrangements will be announced when completed.

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ELLIOT, William “Jack” ELLIOTT WILLIAM “JACK” JOHN ELLIOTT, of Magrath, passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Health Centre in his room, on Monday, October 16, 2023 at the age of 80 years. He was pre-deceased by his beloved wife Sylvia Iris (nee Evasiw) in 2016, and his only brother, Robert Elliott (2020). Jack and Sylvia were hunting and fishing enthusiasts; their passion for the outdoors was matched by their love of their hunting dogs.
Jack was born in 1943 in Viking, AB to Bill and Edith Elliott. Jack was an archaeologist and ethnohistorian with interests in 19th century Métis buffalo hunters on the northern plains, and worked 15 yrs. as a curator and archivist in a city museum in southern Alberta. He is survived by his nephews Martin & Matthew (Roseanne) Elliott, nieces Sharla (Brady) Vander Woude & Tobi Elliott, and extended family.
At Jack’s request, no formal funeral will be held.

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WATT, Wendy WENDY ANNE WATT 1949 – 2023 Mrs. Wendy Anne Watt of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. Ron Watt, passed away at St. Michael’s Health Centre on Monday, October 2, 2023, at the age of 73 years.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am, on Friday, October 20, 2023, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610, 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta. Casual dress please!!
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GREENE, Brenda BRENDA GREENE 1957 – 2023 Mrs. Brenda Greene of Lethbridge formerly of Carmangay, beloved wife of Mr. Dennis Greene, passed away in her home on Wednesday, October 18, 2023, at the age of 65 years.
Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 1:00pm and 2:00pm on Friday, October 27, 2023, at MARTIN BROTHERS WATERTON SUITE, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.
A Celebration of Brenda’s Life will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, October 27, 2023, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.
To watch Brenda’s service livestream, please go to https://www.mbfunerals.com/obituary/Brenda-Greene and scroll to the bottom of the obituary page.
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