July 12th, 2024

Friday, July 5, 2024


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on July 5, 2024.

ROSS, Robert

ROBERT FREDERICK ROSS January 13, 1949 – June 25, 2024 It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Robert (Bob) Ross, after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. Born in Lethbridge, Alberta he attended Lethbridge Collegiate High School. He worked for Imperial Tobacco and Hiram Walker Distilleries in the domestic and International Duty-free markets; and finally for Batesville Casket Company. He received exemplary performance awards from each company.
Bob is predeceased by his parents Fred & Louise Ross of Lethbridge and sister-in-law Kathryn Ross. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Betty and his brother Brian and wife Jean of Oliver, BC.
In lieu of flowers please donate to Central Okanagan Hospice Association or Kelowna General Hospital Foundation Cancer Care.
A Service of Remembrance will be held at First Memorial Funeral Services, 1211 Sutherland Ave Kelowna, at 11am Friday, July 19, 2024. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting http://www.firstmemorialfuneralkelowna.com
Arrangements entrusted with First Memorial Funeral Services (Dignity Memorial) Kelowna, BC 250-762-2299


WOODRUFF, Edward

WOODRUFF EDWARD L. WOODRUFF, beloved husband of Jean Woodruff, passed away on Sunday June 30, 2024 at the age of 72 years.
A Funeral Service will be at 11:00am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Stake Centre (560 Highland Blvd. W) Monday July 8, 2024. Friends meet family will take place prior to the service from 10:00-10:45am. An evening viewing will also take place Sunday July 7, 2024 7:00-8:00pm at Salmon and Sons Funeral Home (433 Stubb Ross Rd. S Lethbridge, AB)
To send a condolence, please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca


COOKE, John

COOKE John Robert Cooke beloved husband of Doreen passed away from cancer at Chinook Regional Hospital on June 27, 2024 at the age of 81 surrounded by family.
He is survived by his loving wife Doreen of 60 years, daughter and son-in-law Andrea and Kurt Rathwell, and 3 very loved grandchildren Kailey, Julia and Rachel.
John was born on Sept 20, 1942 in Toronto, ON to John & Agnes Cooke. He was an avid runner, having completed 36 consecutive races at Spokane Washington’s Bloomsday run and 28 Marathons including the Boston Marathon.
John will be remembered for his generosity, quiet presence and unique sense of humour. Many will miss seeing him running through the community.
He regularly checked the obituaries to see if his name was there… Hey Dad, you finally made it.
Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chapel, 560 Highlands Blvd W Lethbridge on July 9 at 2pm.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Alberta Cancer Foundation at albertacancer.ca
To send a message of condolence please visit http://www.generationsfh.ca


DIXON, Conner

CONNER DIXON 1996 – 2024 Mr. Conner Dixon of Lethbridge, beloved spouse of Miss Kiara McGarrigle and loving father to Rowan McGarrigle-Dixon, passed away suddenly in Lethbridge on Monday, July 1, 2024, at the age of 28 years.
Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.


MURRAY, Alice

ALICE MAY MURRAY 1940 – 2024 Mrs. Alice May Murray (Kaupp) of Lethbridge, formally of Warner, beloved wife of the late Mr. James B. Murray, passed away at St. Michael’s Palliative Care on Sunday, June 30, 2024, at the age of 84 years.
Born June 1, 1940, in Lethbridge, Alice received her education in New Dayton and Warner. She then went on to attend a Secretarial College in Lethbridge.
Mom married James Murray on November 12, 1960, in Warner. After living in Lethbridge for three years, they moved to the family farm in Warner.
After all the children were in school, she worked part time at the County of Warner, then for family and community support services and the health unit.
Mom did volunteer work in the community and Our Lady of Lourdes Church where she was an organist for many years.
In 2010, mom and dad moved to Lethbridge. Throughout the years Alice was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.
Alice is survived by her children Karen (Derek), Michael (Maureen), Heather, Glen (Susan); grandchildren Nyx, Riley, Delaney, Sam, Melanie, and Rachel.
She is also survived by two sisters Fran (Bill) McQuaig, Joyce (Roger) Reilander; two brothers Charles Kaupp, and Jim (Joan) Kaupp; and many nieces and nephews.
Alice was predeceased by her husband James; son Daniel; daughter Joan; parents Cletus and Magdalena Kaupp; brother Bob Kaupp; and in laws Charles and Doris Murray.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
A Prayer Service will be held at 6:00 p.m., on Wednesday, July 10, 2024, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta.
Interment will be held at 11:30 a.m., on Thursday, July 11, 2024, at WARNER CEMETERY, Warner, Alberta.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:30 p.m., on Thursday, July 11, 2024, at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CHURCH, 2405 – 12 AVENUE SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta.
To watch the service via livestream, please go to https://www.mbfunerals.com/obituary/Alice-Murray and scroll to the bottom of the obituary page.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.


BOURKE, Myles

BOURKE MYLES BOURKE, beloved husband of Betty Bourke, passed away peacefully at Cedar Creek Adaptacare, on Wednesday, July 3, 2024 at the age of 82 years.
Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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


SHANK, Carol

SHANK CAROL (FARRELL) SHANK, born on November 20, 1943, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on Saturday, June 29, 2024, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Carol is survived by her husband Reo Shank; daughter Christine (Shane) Toker; and son Todd Farrell; as well as five grandchildren. She is also survived by step-daughters: Crystal (Simon) Shank, Rhonda (Mark) Harding and four step-grandchildren. She leaves behind a brother Allen (Donna) Nielsen; sister Helen Parker; and sister-in-law Rosella Nielson and numerous nieces and nephews.
Carol graduated from the Galt School of Nursing in 1967. Her generosity of spirit and love enriched the lives of all she met.
Carol accepted everyone with an open heart. She had an immense passion for her family. She was loved by everyone and will be forever missed.
A special thank you to the doctors and staff on Unit 3B at the Chinook Regional Hospital, as well as to her sister Helen Parker and sister-in-law Rosella Nielsen.
A family Graveside Service will be held at a later date.

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


KANANEN, Betty

KANANEN Born June 17, 1924 in Bognor Regis, West Sussex, England.
Our beloved Mom, BETTY A KANANEN, passed away peacefully in her home on July 1st, 2024. Mom lived her life with a great sense of humour, grace and dignity. She enjoyed nature, reading and travelling with family. She was especially fond of the ocean. We all have many happy memories of our adventures with her.
We were blessed to have had a special 100th Birthday Celebration/Family Reunion in Calgary on June 15th. Mom also spent a number of days at the cabin after the event, returning home on June 26th.
Mom is survived by her daughters; Patricia, Karen (Tom), Geneva, and Hazel. Her sons; David (Carole), Allan (Tricia). Her daughter in law; Paulette, 8 Grandchildren, and 10 Great Grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Roy in 2006 and her son Robert in 2021.
Our love and appreciation to Hazel for her exceptional care of Mom. A special thank you to Jim and Linda McCann for their kindness and friendship over the years.
As per Mom’s wishes, there will be no service.
We know that Mom would appreciate it if anyone wishes, in lieu of flowers, please donate to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 160, 205 Main Street, Barons, AB, T0L 0G0.

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


LITTLE, Paul

LITTLE PAUL GEOFFREY LITTLE passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Tuesday, July 2, 2024 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Everyone is welcome to attend a Come-and-Go Reception with the family at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825-32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, July 5, 2024 from 1:00 to 3:00 P.M. We look forward to hearing your memories.

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


SCHALK, Derek

SCHALK DEREK EDWARD SCHALK, of Lethbridge, passed away unexpectedly on June 27, 2024 at the age of 27 years.
Derek is survived by his father, Leroy Schalk, mother Mona (Roy) Tomlinson, as well as his siblings, Ashley, Casey, Derek, and Justin.
Derek was predeceased by his beloved grandmother, Karen Gail Young, and grandfather Casey Schalk.
A private family Funeral Service will be held at Cornerstone Funeral Home.
In memory of Derek Schalk, donations may be made to Fresh Start Recovery,
(www.freshstartrecovery.ca)

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


NO RUNNER, Della

DELLA NO RUNNER “Sii pii sai pii” (Charges at Night) 1948 – 2024 Sii pii sai pii / Della No Runner was called home to be reunited with family on July 1, 2024, after succumbing to a short illness she so valiantly fought. She leaves behind her beloved son Harley, her grandsons Urijah and Juda, and her family of nieces and nephews. Sii pii sai pii will forever be remembered for her kind, gentle nature, and her quick laugh; Della was reserved, yet so caring.
Sii pii sai pii was born on January 26, 1948, to Bob No Runner and Helen (Oka). She was the last child of six older siblings: Lawrence (Marina), Donald, Nancy, Philomena (Gilbert), Dorothy (Dominic) and Frances. Della was the last surviving member of her family. She was given her name Sii pii sai pii / Charges at Night by her Uncle Mike Oka, WWII veteran. She grew up on the Blood Reserve in the community of Old Agency. She was raised in a loving tight-knit family rich in tradition. Her young days were spent riding horses and getting into mischief with friends Gloria, Bella, Catherine, Fanny and Martina.
Della attended St. Paul’s Residential School then later attended Hamilton and LCI in Lethbridge. She went for training as a Nurse in Edmonton but was unable to complete as she chose to return home to help care for her ailing mother. She then began driving a school bus in her young years and continued for over 40 years until her retirement.
Sii pii sai pii was an extremely generous auntie, she spoiled her nieces and nephews as they would eagerly await her pay days when she would always buy them candy, toys and clothing. Della met the love of her life, Horace Red Crow in 1975, and together they shared over 20 years of devotion and love until he passed away in 1996. Della and Horace were gifted with their son Harley Russell in 1985. She was a loving mother and grandmother to her boys; her last words were of them. She spent her last year’s residing with her nephew Clayton with whom she had a very close bond. Sii pii sai pii has left a void in our lives as she was the last link to that generation that is gone now. She was our second mother from the time we were children, she loved us all. She was the gentlest kindest auntie we all knew.
Sii pii sai pii is survived by her nephews Tom (Amanda), Delvin (Roni), Calvin (Paula), and Clayton (Sandra); her nieces Jennifer, Charlotte, Tiny, Cindy, Delphine, Sherry (Shane), Cheryl (Julius), Maryanne and Sandra (Chris). She is also survived by her sister in law’s Rosie Red Crow and Bonita Long Time Squirrel.
Sii pii sai pii was predeceased by her parents Bob and Helen; siblings Lawrence, Donald, Nancy, Philomena, Dorothy and Frances; her beloved husband Horace; Sister in law Marina No Runner; Nephews Robert (Marie), Darryl, Brian, Roddy Kent, Alvin (Delia) and Rusty; nieces Tawny Jo, Shaylee, Harley Nova, Morning Star, and Baelyn.
A Visitation will be held at 10:00 a.m – 1:00 p.m, on Saturday, July 6, 2024, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta.
A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 p.m, on Saturday, July 6, 2024, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta.
A Graveside Service will be held at 3:30 p.m, on Saturday, July 6, 2024, at OLD AGENCY CEMETERY, Standoff, Alberta.
A Feast will follow at OLD AGENCY HALL, Standoff, Alberta.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.


KESLER, Norman

KESLER, NORMAN Norman Kesler, beloved husband of the Late Karen Kesler, passed away on Wednesday July 3, 2024 at the age of 80 years.
Arrangements will be announced when completed.
To send a condolence, please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca


KNIFE, Firoelle

KNIFE FIROELLE ELIAS KNIFE, “Eagle Boy”, passed away suddenly on June 26, 2024 in Calgary, AB at the age of 19 years. A Wake Service will be held on Monday, July 8 at Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve from 7:00 – 11:00 pm. The Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, July 9 at St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Church at 11:00 am. The Interment will take place in St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Stand Off.
To send a condolence please visit http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca.


HAMILTON, Isabelle

HAMILTON ISABELLE MARIE HAMILTON, beloved wife of the late John Hamilton, passed away peacefully at Good Samaritan Vista Village in Pincher Creek on Wednesday, July 3, 2024 at the age of 96.
Arrangements will be announced once completed.

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


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