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By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on January 31, 2024.

MATHEWSON, Marian “Becki” MATHEWSON It is with heavy hearts that the family of Marian Rebecca (Becki) Mathewson announces her sudden unexpected passing into the arms of God where she is reunited with her love, Bill. She passed in Lethbridge, AB on January 23rd, 2024.
Becki met Bill in the early 1990’s and they fell in love with each other almost immediately. They decided to join their families together as one and spent the rest of there lives united until Becki lost Bill in 2022. Becki had one son from a previous marriage and together they had two more. Becki also welcomed Bill’s seven children as her own as well as two foster children. Becki was also known as Mom or became a sister to many other people that came into her life. She loved all of them as family and stayed in contact with so many friends and extended family over the years.
Becki was born in Hamilton, Ontario in 1961 to Bernard (Bernie) and Ruth (nee Smith) Toman. She was an only child and lost her father in her early teens and her mother while in her mid-20’s She moved west in the 1980’s and landed in Alberta first. She later moved to B.C where she met Bill while living in Kamloops. They decided to move the family to Alberta in 1997 and landed in Granum for the first time. During this time, she was extensively involved in the community including at one point running for town council. She was part of Granum Recreation, Granum Minor Ball, Millennium Committee, Heritage Committee, Christmas Lights, and was active with the school as well.
The family moved again in 2007 to Kindersley, SK where they bought a farm. She spent six years there welcoming all to BBQ’s, holidays, birthdays, and just to stop by to chat. In 2013 the farmhouse was lost to fire along with all everything in it and they had to start over again. She and Bill moved into Kindersley and moved ahead until, yet again, they lost their home to a fire. At this point they decided to retire to their home in Granum, AB where they were happy. Becki reunited and reacquainted with friends that had not been seen in some time.
In November of 2022 Becki lost her love, Bill, after a lengthy period of illness. With a broken heart she carried on despite her grief but was never the same.
Becki is predeceased by her husband of 30 years Bill, her parents Bernie and Ruth, and her son Gabriel.
Becki leaves behind her children – Christine (David), Bill Jr. (Melissa), Corry-Ann, Michelle (Jeremy), Leanne (Jay), Daniel (Lisa), Kaleb, Mackenzie, Mickeala (Dan), Jennifer, and Jason
She also leaves 17 grandchildren – Alexis, Alixandra, Joshua, Samantha, Serena, Madyson, William David, Ashtin, Evangeline, Victor, Kira, Gavin, Owen, Dexter, Bridget, Kyra-Lynn and Aedan. She also leaves 4 great-grandchildren – Faith, Evanna-Lynn, Adryan and Cora.
Becki’s compassion, humor, and sharp wit were all part of who she was and will be missed. Although she was not expecting to leave us at this time, she walked into Gods arms to be with her husband again.
A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, February 2nd, 2024, at Zentner Funeral Homes – 4079 1st Street W, Claresholm, AB. Viewing will be from 12:00-1:00 PM. Service will be a t 1:00 PM. A Graveside Service will be held a Granum Cemetery following the service for those who would like to attend.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Fibromyalgia Association Canada, Arthritis Society Canada, or Your Local Food Bank.
Photos, cherished memories and condolences may be shared at http://www.zentnerfuneralhomes.com 1-844-ZENTNER
BLACK PLUME, Maxine BLACK PLUME MAXINE PATRICIA BLACK PLUME passed away on Sunday, January 21, 2024 in Calgary, Alberta at the age of 76 years. A Viewing will be held at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston, Alberta on Friday, February 2 from 11:00 – 1:00 pm. The Funeral Service will follow at 1:00 pm. Interment will take place in the Blood Band Cemetery.
To send a condolence please visit http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca
ANDERSON, Gordon ANDERSON Gordon Anderson, beloved husband of Pat Anderson, passed away on January 29, 2024 at the age of 89 years.
A Graveside Service will be held at 1:00pm on February 3, 2024 at the Stirling Cemetery, Stirling Alberta.
A gathering of family and friends will be held at a later date when the weather warms up.
To send a condolence, please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca
YAMADA, George YAMADA George Shoji Yamada, beloved husband of Catherine Yamada passed away in Raymond on Monday, January 29, 2024, at the age of 80 years.
A Funeral Service will be held Saturday, February 10th, 2024 at 11:00 am at the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, LETHBRIDGE STAKE CENTRE, 2410-28 St. S.
Friends are welcome to meet the family from 10:00 – 10:45AM prior to the service at the church.
To send a condolence, please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca
SPEAR CHIEF, Waylon SPEAR CHIEF WAYLON GIRARD SPEAR CHIEF, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully with family by his side at St. Michael’s Heath Centre on Saturday January 27, 2024 at the age of 43 years.
A Wake will be held at STREET’S ALIVE MISSION, 323 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Thursday, February 1, 2024 from 4:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M.
A Funeral Service will be held at STREET’S ALIVE MISSION on Friday, February 2, 2024 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Ken Kissick officiating.
Following the Funeral Service, Waylon will be laid to rest in St. Paul’s Cemetery, Blood Reserve, AB.

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