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Tuesday, January 30, 2024


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on January 30, 2024.

HAUGEN, Norman HAUGEN Norman Lynn Haugen, beloved husband of Rachel Haugen, passed away at Edith Cavell Care Centre on January 25, 2024, at the age of 84 years.
He is the loving father of Trevor (Paula) Haugen and grandfather to Zachary, Dylan and Mikaela. He is also survived by his sisters Ruth Wise and Mabel Riddle; brother Paul Haugen and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents Ole and Margaret Haugen; sisters Alice Dwyer, Irene Tichler; brothers Ralph, Harold, George, Carl, and Leo Haugen; many brothers and sisters in-law and nieces and nephews.
Norm was born in Aden, Alberta on May 30, 1939, to Ole and Margaret Haugen. He attended school at Aden until grade 6 when the family moved to Raymond where he finished grades 7 through 11. He moved to Lethbridge in 1959 and started working at the cattle stockyards. He became cattle buyer for Canada Packers in 1967 until 1990, moving from Lethbridge to Medicine Hat to Calgary and back to Lethbridge again. After Canada Packers closed operations in Lethbridge, Norm worked at Vanee Livestock until retiring in 2003. He loved bowling, curling and occasionally golfing, but mostly he loved teasing his nieces, nephews, and grandkids. Norm always had a story to share and would tell it to anyone willing to listen.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm on Wednesday, January 31, 2024, at the LUTHERAN CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD, 2406 11 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta.
To send a message of condolence please visit http://www.generationsfh.ca
DAY CHIEF, Hilda DAY CHIEF It is with profound sadness that we announce our beloved mom and grandma Hilda June Day Chief – Pokootsiimiaakii (Sorrel Horse Woman), who made her spiritual journey home on January 24, 2024 at the Chinook Regional Hospital, surrounded by her loved ones.
She leaves to mourn her passing, her children, Lucille (Eugene Sr) White Quills, Dale, Ernest, Preston (Wanda), Karen (Tom), Tyson, and Glenda Day Chief. Adopted son Kirk White Quills. Her grandchildren, Eugene Jr, Jade and Jeanelle, Cordell, Jimbo, Tyler, Danielle, Tenielle, Kristine and Joseph, Taylor, Carter and Shady, Kirstie, Clint and Riley, Nakira, Angelina, Lenaisha, Kristyna and Jimzlie numerous great-grandchildren, her siblings Wilton (Trina), Harriet, Bruce (Carla), Chester, Perry, Martha (late Winston) and Patsy Day Chief, Rita (Keith) Red Crow, Laverne (Rodney) First Rider, Delia (John) Chief Moon and Diane (Late Larry) Marsh as well as her Godmother Ruth Macdougall.
Mom was born on January 30, 1942 to the late Victor and Lucy (Heavy Runner) Day Chief at the Blood Indian Hospital. June came from a large family, she was the family matriarch, and welcomed everyone to her home. Her siblings would often come to visit, staying for extended periods of time. She really valued her brother Wilton, who provided endless support to their family functions and events.
Mom was a beautiful, kind, humble and gentle woman. She made many friends throughout her life young and old, sharing stories with humor and laughter. She was a devout catholic; reciting her rosaries daily, she made her Cursillo and Live-in, and made numerous trips to Lac St. Anne.
Mom was a single parent and loved her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren dearly, she was very supportive of their accomplishments and endeavors. She was a homemaker and very talented in sewing, knitting, and beading. She loved going to bingo, powwows, and listening to Gospel music. Mom enjoyed many family outings and had a special bond with everyone.
Mom came from a large extended family, including – Heavy Runner, Mountain Horse, Beebe, Heavy Head, Knife, Hunt, Panther Bone and Gros Ventre Boy.
Mom was predeceased by her son Leslie (Lubby) Day Chief, grandchildren Tara Day Chief, Brittany Smith and Dorian ‘Boss’ Spotted Bull, great-grandson Michael Eagle Bear, siblings, Winston Sr., Rosaline, Alfreda, Jarvis (Julianna), Doris and Judy Day Chief.
The family would like to thank the Doctors and Nurses from the Chinook Regional Hospital for the care they gave our mother, and to all the family and friends for their prayers, visits, and support during this difficult time.
Mom will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
A Wake will be held at OLD AGENCY HALL, Standoff, AB, on Tuesday, January 30, 2024, from 6 – 10 P.M.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge, AB, on Wednesday, January 31, 2024 at 10:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback celebrating.
Following the Funeral Mass, June will be laid to rest in One Spot Cemetery.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com
SPEAR CHIEF, Waylon SPEAR CHIEF WAYLON GIRARD SPEAR CHIEF, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully with family by his side at St. Michael’s Health Centre on Saturday January 27, 2024 at the age of 43 years.
Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com
WILSON, Marnie WILSON MARNIE JANELL WILSON, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at St Michael’s Health Centre, on Saturday, January 27, 2024 at the age of 86 years.
As per Marnie’s wishes, there will be no formal service held.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com
AINSCOUGH, Connie AINSCOUGH CONNIE HELEN AINSCOUGH, beloved wife of Larry Ainscough and mother to Gordon (Stacey) Ainscough, Amber Ainscough. Grand children Claire and Elliot Ainscough and Easton and Brinley Gertzinger. Also survived by her father Keith Skippen, and sisters Linda Selk, and Donna Brower.
Connie was predeceased by her grandmother Mary Dittman, mother Helen Skippen, Uncle Bill Dittman.
She was raised on the family farm in the Masinasin area, attended elementary school at Erle Rivers Highschool. She enjoyed camping and fishing with family and friends.
Connie worked at Erle Rivers Highschool as an aide, and in the office for 30 years, until her retirement in 2016.
As per Connie’s wishes, there will be a private family service at a later date.

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