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ALFRED EDWARD WOODS
ALFRED EDWARD WOODS, beloved husband of the late Eileen Woods, of Lethbridge passed away on Monday, September 28, 2009 at the age of 84 years.
He is survived by Tom, Valerie, and Peter, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He is also survived by his loving sister-in-law Doreen Richardson and sister-in-law Jean Woods.
He was predeceased by his family; Bessie, Vi, Norman and parents Peter and Alice, also his loving and devoted wife Eileen.
Alf was born in Wallace, Idaho, but raised in Taber, AB. Alf served in the Canadian Army during WW2 at which time he met and married his true love Eileen. Alf and Eileen were married for 64 years. They spent the rest of their days residing in various places around Alberta, finally settling in Lethbridge. Alfred was an inspiration to us all and will be dearly missed by his loving family.
A Reception will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB. on Saturday, October 3, 2009 from 12:30 P.M. to 2:30 P.M.
In memory of Alfred, donations made be made to St. Michael's Foundation, Palliative Care Unit, 1400 - 9th Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4V5.
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved husband and father, Jimmy Wells, September 20, 2009, at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre at the age of 72 years. Jim was born in 1937 at the old Indian Hospital on the Blood Reserve to Molly (Long Time Squirrel) and Jim Wells II.
Jimmy is survived by his beloved wife Barbara, his daughters Connie and Melanie, his grandchildren Robert, Vanessa, Buddy (Vanessa Knife) and Aeron, adopted sons Alexander Smith and Destry and adopted granddaughter, Cassandra Smith. He is also survived by sisters Teresa Mistaken Chief, Anna Wells, Nina (Eric) Buckskin, Carla (Bruce) Day Chief, Shirley Mountain Horse and Yvonne (Calvin Crow) Morning Bird; brothers Jerry Wells, Gordon Morning Bird and Bernard Shouting; and aunties Beauty Wells, Harriet Wells and Rosaline Many Guns. Jim was predeceased by his first wife Juliana; his parents Molly and Jim; brothers Smokey, Jordan, Nap Black Rabbit, Jessie, and Dominic; and sisters Florence Brave Rock, Joan Wells, Esther First Rider and Shirley Calf Robe.
Jim was a gifted teacher and one of the first native people in Alberta to obtain his Education degree. He was the first Kainai member to work as a certified teacher in Lethbridge at Assumption School and the first Kainai Principal of St. Mary’s (Kainai) High School after having taught there for a number of years. Jim was also a founding member of Red Crow Community College, and served on many native boards and Blood Tribe Council. For the last fifteen years Jim operated his own business delivering workshops and programs throughout Alberta to native learners, and co-authored the book “History of Kainai Health”. His wonderful sense of humour and kindness will be remembered by his family and many former students and friends.
The family would like to thank all the staff at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre and Home Care nurses for the wonderful care they gave Jimmy.
A family service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, September 25, 2009 at 4:00 P.M.. followed by a wake at CHIEF MOUNTAIN CHAPEL in Moses Lake, Blood Reserve from 7:00-11:00 P.M.
The Funeral Mass will be at ST. MARY’S IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH, Blood Reserve on Saturday, September 26, 2009 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Pawell Andrasz, celebrant. Interment to follow at St. Paul’s Cemetery.
KYLE JECHONA VICTOR WILLIAMS
KYLE JECHONA VICTOR WILLIAMS, “GUYOOH BEAR”, beloved son of Darcy Eagle Child and the late Sharon Eagle Child/Williams. Kyle was called home by Gods will on September 14, 2009 at 23 years old.
Kyle is survived by his father Darcy Eagle Child; eldest sister Cheyanna Wlliams; twin brother Lyle Williams; and his younger brothers Chad Williams and Darcy Jr. Eagle Child. Along with his nephew, Kyle helped raise Arian Williams. Nieces Shaylize Williams and Chaylymne Williams. Kyle also leaves to mourn along with his family and friends Renee, and son Joseph.
A Wake Service will be held at WHITE CALF CHAPEL in Stand Off, AB. on Tuesday, September 22, 2009 from 7:00 to 11:00 P.M.
A Funeral Service will be held at White Calf Chapel on Wednesday September 23, 2009 at 11:00 A.M. Interment to follow at St. Catherine’s Cemetery.
DEBORAH WESTOBY, beloved wife of Richard Westoby, of Lethbridge passed away at the St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre, on Sunday, September 6, 2009 at the age of 53 years.
Besides her loving husband, she is survived by her children Tiara Westoby (Chad Burrows) of Lethbridge, Roxanne Westoby (Dave Purcell) of Lethbridge, Wade Westoby of Lethbridge and six grandchildren.
She is also survived by Edna Kuruluik (James Pickett), Violet (Richard) Burris and Flora (John) Mugford.
She was predeceased by her parents Edgar and Jeannette Heward.
Deborah was such a loving, caring person. She touched so many lives. She will be greatly missed.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB. on Friday, September 11, 2009 at 2:00 P.M., with Reverend Erin Phillips officiating.
In memory of Deborah, donations may be made to St. Michael's Foundation, Palliative Care Unit, 1400 - 9th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4V5.
EDWARD FREDERICH WUTKE
1919 - 2009
EDWARD FREDERICH WUTKE, of Nobleford passed away at St. Therese Villa, on Monday, August 24, 2009 at the age of 90 years.
Ed, the second youngest of seven children, was born July 17, 1919 on the family farm in Waldersee, Manitoba to Emil and Margaret.
He grew up on the farm growing grain and raising cattle. In 1952, Ed married Lilly Pfahl and together they had four children. In 1969, he sold the farm and moved to Gladstone, Manitoba where he worked for area farmers until his retirement.
Ed moved to Rose Butte Apartments in Nobleford in April of 1999 to be closer to his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed his morning coffee at the café with the local guys joking around, talking about the weather and the art of farming. When the weather was nice, he could be seen riding his bicycle around town.
In December 2008, Ed then moved to Lethbridge and resided at St. Therese Villa until his passing.
Ed loved horses, fishing and watching Bull Riding and Wrestling on TV. He was an avid hunter all his life and got his biggest mule deer at the age of 88.
He loved to watch his grandchildren grow up, often saying that he had worn out his shoes pushing them in their strollers. He especially enjoyed spending time with his great-grandchildren.
He is survived by his children Harold (Joselynn) Wutke of Nobleford, AB., Donna (Tymen) Stotyn of Monarch, AB., Eileen (Curtis) Mark of Whitecourt, AB. and Ron (Bobbie) Wutke of Granum, AB. His grandchildren Erin Wutke of Lethbridge, AB., Tyler Wutke of Nobleford, AB., Jason (Lesley) Stotyn of Lethbridge, AB., Cheryl (Shaun) Heck of Monarch, AB., Aarron and Hailey Wutke of Granum, AB., and great-grandchildren Emilie Baumback, Danica Stotyn, Manni and Anneliese Heck.
Ed was predeceased by his brothers, sisters and parents.
Dad we love you and you will be greatly missed.
A funeral service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB., on Friday, August 28, 2009 at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Kevin Powell officiating.
Interment to follow the funeral service at Mountain View Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society, 317-10th Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 2M7 or Heart & Stroke Foundation, #207, 542 - 7th Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 2H1.
April 4, 1931 - September 30, 2007
'Weep, but briefly, for your loved ones as they enter into the Kingdom of God. For they shall possess a joy and peace that is unattainable on God's earthly realm. Rather, rejoice in their everlasting and total happiness, for their eyes have seen God.'
HARVENA WADSWORTH passed away at the Cardston Health Centre on Sunday, September 30, 2007 at the age of 76 years. She leaves to mourn her children; Donna White Quills, Leonard White Quills, Karen Bottle, Jennifer (David) Weasel Head, Charlotte (Casey) White Quills, Desmond (Robin) White Quills, Kristal Small Face and Ian (Nicole) Wadsworth, adopted children; Rhonda (Charlie) Weasel Head and Lester and Virginia Tail Feathers, grandchildren she raised Craig and Todd Many Bears, Amber (Jason) White Quills, Tracy (Ricky) Vare and her Kipitaipokaa Nikita. She is also survived by her 23 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandson Colten, her many adopted grandchildren, sister Sadie (Floyd) Wadsworth, brothers Lucius (Pam) Wadsworth and Melvin (Theresa) Wadsworth, numerous nieces and nephews, step-children; Pearline, Noreen, Tonya, Colleen, Marleen, Wes and Les Heavy Runner as well as other relatives including: Tail Feathers, Brave Rock's, Weasel Moccasin's and Wolf Leg's. She was predeceased by her parents William and Annie Wadsworth, brothers Phillip, William Jr. and Steven, sisters Lucy and Bernice Wadsworth, children Vivian (Bunny), Wendy and Steven White Quills and grandson Benjamin White Quills. Harvena grew up in the Bull Horn area until she was 7 years old, she then went to St. Paul's Residential School until the age of 13. From there she lived with her mother A'poiaakii Annie Wadsworth (nee Moon Calf). In her late teens she met and married Maurice White Quills and resided in the Bull Horn area and raised their nine children. After their children left home she moved on and resided in Cardston until her passing. Her main hobbies while growing up were horseback riding, sewing, cooking and helping to raise her siblings. She was a very religious and spiritual woman who attended church every Sunday and was a member of the Anglican Church Women's Group and Vestry. She was very supportive for her family's involvement in the Sundance and pow-wow trail. Her beliefs and values carried on in her home life, she had many friends and acquaintances who came to call her 'gramma'. She was a talented seamstress and could make and design anything achievable. Her last accomplished project was a full traditional buckskin outfit for her nephew, former Head Chief Roy Fox, which she completed in May 2007. She was also a bus driver for the Blood Tribe Bus Co-op for 30 years and retired in 2003. She was very proud of her children, grandchildren and their endeavors and supported them in any and all ways possible. She was a loving and caring person and she went out of her way to help those around her. She will be sadly missed by all those who knew and loved her. She had many close friends but her dearest friend since childhood, the late Christine McHugh (Tallow) was someone she spoke of often and reminisced about their life together. Na'aa Kitsikakomimmo Kitakitamattsin (Mom, I love you, I'll see you again) A Wake Service will be held at ST. PAUL'S ANGLICAN CHURCH, Cardston on Friday, October 5, 2007 at 7:00 P.M. A Funeral Service will be held at ST. PAUL'S ANGLICAN CHURCH, Cardston on Saturday, October 6, 2007 at 1:00 P.M. Interment to follow at the Blood Band Cemetery, Blood Reserve. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317-10th Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 2M7 for Breast Cancer Research.
JEAN BORDEN WILLOUGHBY
Jean Borden Willoughby passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 07, 2009 at Edith Cavell Care Centre, where she had been a resident for the past seven years. Jean will be lovingly remembered by her sister Amy Abell of Ottawa, her daughters, Catherine (Kit) McRae (Howard), and Barbara Cavers (Lloyd), her grandchildren, Steve (Julia) McRae, Mike (Kim) McRae, Chandra (Shawn) Foisie, David (Kerri-Lynn) Jensen and Christie Jensen, and great-grandchildren, Lauren and Ryan McRae, Aiden and Brodie McRae, Matthew McRae and Breanna and Brooklynn Jensen. Jean was predeceased by her husband, George, in 2005, and her sisters, Margaret Cogswell, Libby Frost, and Mary Smith. Jean was born in Edmonton on April 30, 1916, the youngest of five daughters of Jennie and Edward Cogswell. She attended Garneau School in Edmonton and then enrolled in the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Alberta. While at the U of A, she participated in numerous varsity athletics, excelling in both tennis and basketball. She was elected to Student Council, serving as President of Women's Athletics. 1937-38. She graduated with her BSc in Pharmacy in 1939 and spent the next year working as Assistant Pharmacist at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal. Upon her return to Alberta, Jean and her pharmacy classmate George were married in Edmonton on September 1, 1941. They lived in Calgary and Ponoka before moving to Lethbridge in 1948 with their young family. Jean and George owned Willoughby Drugs, later known as the Marquis Pharmacy, which was located in the old Marquis Hotel in downtown Lethbridge. Jean assisted in the drugstore from time to time until 1961 when she renewed her pharmacy license in order to assume a greater role in their business. She and George then worked together until they retired in 1980. Jean was involved in executive positions in Home and School Associations and United Way. She served as president of the YWCA of Lethbridge District for two terms and often travelled to regional and national YWCA meetings. She was a member of the board of Southminster Church and also served on the Finance Committee. Jean was honored as a Life Member of the Southminster UCW. Jean lived with severe arthritis for almost forty years, but her tremendous strength of spirit enabled her to carry on an active and involved life in the community. She enjoyed being physically active as long as she was able, playing tennis and golf as well as swimming and skating. She loved opportunities to go to the park or tobogganing with her young grandchildren, and had a wonderful rose garden. In her later years Jean took up Aqua-Sizes, Tai Chi and hand bells. Constant throughout her adult life were her two passions, bridge and sewing. She played bridge twice a week for years and her bridge club friends were like her extended family. She was an accomplished seamstress and tailor and sewed wonderful clothes for everyone in the family, including her grandchildren and their dolls. Jean was a wonderful cook and loved to entertain; she always had at least three kinds of cookies on hand. She had a strong sense of family values, was a loving mother and grandmother, a loyal wife and a steadfast friend. We will all miss her. Our thanks to the kind and caring staff of Edith Cavell, and to Terry and Alana, of Quality Care, who all contributed to making her life more connected and comfortable. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jean's name may be made to the YWCA of Lethbridge, 604 - 8 Street South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 2K1. A Service of Remembrance will be held at SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH, 1011-4 Ave. South, Lethbridge, on Saturday, July 18, 2009 at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Aldeen McKay officiating.
MARK WILLCOCK, beloved son of David & Kimberley Willcock, passed away suddenly at the Alberta Children's Hospital on Sunday, January 18, 2009 at the age of 7 years. Besides his loving parents David and Kimberley (David Bekkering), he is the younger brother of Samuel and Andrew; Great Grandson of Wilemena Spruyt of London, ON; Grandson of Richard and Mavis Willcock of Vancouver, BC, Marg and Don Arp of Shellbrook, SK, and Sylvie Vanden Broek of Coleman, AB; Nephew of Alan and Patti Vanden Broek of Didsbury, AB, Brenda Murchison (Bud Seibel) of Canwood, SK, Michael Vanden Broek of Calgary, AB, Adrien, Daniel and Christian Vanden Broek, and cousin of Cody & Alex Murchison, Lucas & Caymen Vanden Broek. He is also survived by 'Uncle Hal', Janelle and their children, and other childhood friends, Natasha, Ashton, Tyler, Joshua, Maya and Andrew Bekkering. He was predeceased by his opa Cory Vanden Broek. Mark was so full of life and an amazing, fun, inquisitive, generous, gentle, outgoing person who loved to make people laugh with his silly antics. We miss him very much and yet take comfort in the knowledge four other children were helped by the gifts of his organs. We know he would have been very proud to do this. We find comfort in knowing he is now walking hand in hand with the Lord and we know we will be with him again. Mark loved his school and the friends he made there and he will be sadly missed by all. A Funeral Service for Mark will be held at TRINITY REFORMED CHURCH, 1100 - 40th Avenue North, Lethbridge, AB on Saturday, January 24, 2009 At 2:00 P.M. with Reverend Jim Zondervan officiating. Interment to follow in the Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers Memorial Donations may be made to the Fleetwood Bawden Elementary School, with the hope of building a playground in memory of Mark. (1222 - 9th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 1V4).
1954 - 2009
MONTY CHARLES WESLEY, was born Sept. 18, 1954 and passed away Sunday, Jan 25, 2009. Monty leaves to mourn his passing his loving wife Brenda; daughter Kim (Lee) Shirran; son Kyle; and his beloved grandsons Keegan and Davyn. Monty also leaves his mother Frances Massie; sister Brenda Jean and her daughter Ashley Van Sluys; his father-in-law and mother-in-law Mac and Heather McDonald of Calgary; brothers-in-law Myles (Sharon) McDonald of Calgary, Ross (Mary) McDonald and Troy of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and Garth McDonald of Fort Macleod. Monty was predeceased by his grandparents; his dad, Charley Wesley; his uncle Don Wesley and his stepfather, Bill Massie. If friends and family desire, memorial donations may be made by phone (403-210-9651) or by cheque to: The University of Calgary, Monty Wesley Memorial c/o fund development, 3330 Hospital Drive N.W., Calgary, T2N 4N1 or online at http://netcommunity.ucalgary.ca/montywesley . Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009 at 1 P.M. at TRINITY UNITED CHURCH, Fort Macleod, 220 - 20 Street, Fort Macleod, AB.
LISA WHITE QUILLS
Janice Marie 'Lisa' White Quills, beloved soul-mate of Jimmy Many Fingers and mother to Haylen James Many Fingers, passed away at her residence on February 23, 2009, at the age of 29 years old. Lisa is survived by her soul-mate Jimmy Many Fingers and son Haylen James, her biological father Clarence (Lorna) Long Time Squirrel, her brothers: Henry (Carol) Creighton, Cary (Candace) White Quills, Boyd and Jonathan Big Sorrel Horse, her sisters: Verna (Ivan) Many Fingers, Sharon Creighton (Vern), Tammie and Natalie Creighton, her uncle's: Darius (Pearl) Long Time Squirrel, Thomas and William (Mary) Long Time Squirrel, and Brent (Shirley) Big Sorrel Horse, her aunties: Bonita Long Time Squirrel (Edward) and Louise Big Sorrel Horse. She is also survived by her father and mother-in-law: Bobby and Ann Many Fingers, her brothers-in-law: Wes (Stephanie) and Ernie Many Fingers. She was predeceased by her parents Arthur and Mary White Quills, her biological mother Bernadine Big Sorrel Horse, her brothers: Brian Creighton, Norman Big Sorrel Horse and Albert Vielle. A Wake Service will be held at CHIEF MOUNTAIN CHAPEL, Moses Lake, on Friday, February 27, 2009 from 7:00 - 11:00 P.M., with Martin Eagle Child officiating. A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at St. MARY'S IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, Blood Reserve, on Saturday, February 28, 2009 at 11:00 A.M., with Reverend Pawell Andrasz Celebrant. Interment to follow at the Family Plot.
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