1946 - 2008
MYRNA LYNN CHURCHILL, ex-wife of Dennis Churchill, beloved friend of Joe Bukowski, of Lethbridge, Alberta, passed away at St. Michael’s Health Care Centre on November 11, 2008 at the age of 61 years.
Myrna is the loving mother of Bradley Churchill of Calgary and Kimberly Hatfield-Churchill of Lethbridge. Myrna is survived by her four grandchildren, Taylor Churchill; Katie-Jo Hatfield; Kassidy Hatfield; and Korinna Hatfield; her brother Ken (Nancy) McCargar and their children Graham and Kelly; her brother Grant (Joan) McCargar and their children Steven, Melissa, Elliot, Nathan, Kim and Michelle; and her sister Marsha (Maurice) Bompais and their children Robert, Malinda and Janelle. Myrna was predeceased by her father Norman McCargar and her mother Rosalie Forrest.
Myrna was born in Calgary, Alberta on December 25, 1946. Myrna was raised and educated in Medicine Hat, Alberta. She was an alumni at the Medicine Hat High School, Medicine Hat College School of Nursing, 1977 and the University of Lethbridge Bachelor of Nursing in 1982.
Prior to choosing nursing as a career, Myrna worked at the Medicine Hat Public Library, also as an A.G.T. telephone operator and as a ticket clerk at the CPR Station. Myrna retired in 2007 after 25 years as a Public Health Nurse in Lethbridge.
Myrna was involved in past participation on advisory boards for local community Day Care Centre, Nicholas Sheran Community School, Medical Chair of the Special Olympics Provincial Summer Games, and activities of United Nurses of Alberta, and College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA, formerly AARN).
Recently, Myrna was a trustee with the Lethbridge Public Library and Board Member of Chinook Arch Regional Library System.
Myrna had numerous interests and hobbies and was not quite the winner of the biggest fabric stash.
A Celebration of Myrna’s Life will be held at the Southminster United Church, 1011 – 4th Avenue South, Lethbridge, on Monday, November 17, 2008 at 3:00 P.M. with Reverend Lois Punton officiating. Reception to follow.
In Memory of Myrna, donations may be made to the Lethbridge Public Library Building Fund, 810-5 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4C4.
JOHN ARTHUR CHARBONNEAU, of Milk River, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, October 23, 2008.
A Graveside Service will be held at the MILK RIVER CEMETERY on Tuesday, October 28, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Joseph Kalathiparambil officiating.
In Memory of John and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Milk River Fire Department for a new fire hall.
1987 - 2008
GARRETT ROBERT CALLAGHAN, beloved companion of Mackenzie Becker, of Lethbridge, passed away suddenly on Friday, October 10, 2008 at the age of 21 years.
Besides his loving companion, he is survived by his parents, Robert and Heather Callaghan of McBride, B.C.; his brother, Brad (Breanne) Callaghan, of Lethbridge; his maternal grandparents, Neda Harte (Jim Gunn) of Prince George, B.C.; Jim Harte of McBride, B.C.; Paternal Grandparents Art and Ila Callaghan of Chase, B.C.; and his aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his great grandma Tillie Hubele.
Garrett was born January 5, 1987 in Prince George, B.C. He was raised, educated and graduated in McBride, B.C. Garrett moved to Lethbridge in 2005 to pursue a career in the welding trade. Garrett was a 2nd year apprentice at LCC at the time of his passing. Garrett loved hockey, snowboarding, hiking, golf and poker. He also played the guitar. He was a warm caring person who gave the best hugs. Garrett was a people person who enjoyed practical jokes. His smile will be fondly remembered by all who knew him.
A Celebration of Garrett’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, on Wednesday, October 15, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. Cremation.
LYLE WARD-SHADE/ALYSSHA CROSS CHILD
1980 - 2008 1985 - 2008
It is with heartfelt sadness that the families of LYLE (SWIFT HAWK) ROBERT WARD-SHADE and ALYSSHA JUSTINE CROSS CHILD announce the sudden passing of their children on Sunday July 27, 2008. They leave behind their precious children Kenzy Madison and LaDainian Bren whom they cherished and loved dearly.
Lyle was born in Calgary on January 24, 1980 to the parents of Robert Shade and Arlene Ward. He spent his first few years living in Calgary and then moved to his Paternal Grandparents home on the Blood Reserve where he was given the opportunity to grow up with his extended family. At the age of twelve, he moved with his parents to Albuqurque, New Mexico. Although it was difficult to move from his family and friends, he took this experience as an adventure. He moved home when he was about to enter high school and received his education at both Kainai and Cardston High Schools. Lyle had aspirations to pursue post secondary education in the field of Import Automotives. He delayed his educational plans to devote his time to raising his children which he considered his priority. In 2004 he returned to Calgary, where his family life began, and where he continued to reside until his passing.
Lyle leaves behind his parents, grandparents, sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and many friends too numerous to mention.
Alyssha was born at St. Michaels Hospital in Lethbridge on March 18, 1985. She was the youngest daughter to Larried Cross Child and Judy Crazy Boy (Evan Melting Tallow Jr.), sister to Tashina (Keith), and Kristy (Barney), and brothers Jules and Brent (Jennifer) Smith, Grandparents William and Justine Cross Child and Anna Mad Man of Browning, Montana, Uncle and Auntie Dusty & Beulah Smith whom she took as her parents and their children Frank, Ben and Dustin (Jenny) Smith.
Alyssha attended K5 in Standoff where she was crowned the K5 Princess. She attended school at WA Day, St. Patricks and Father Van Tighem Schools. Alyssha completed her high school at Catholic Central High School where she graduated in 2003 with Lyle as her escort. It was at this time that Alyssha began her loving relationship with Lyle. Alyssha and Lyle moved to Calgary where she took on multiple employment and began her family life with Lyle until her passing.
The Family Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB. on Tuesday, August 5, 2008 at 5:00 P.M.
The Wake Service will be held at OLD AGENCY HALL, Blood Reserve on Tuesday, August 5, 2008 and commencing at 7:00 P.M. and continuing through the evening.
Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at OLD AGENCY HALL, Blood Reserve on Wednesday, August 6, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Bernard Pinsonneault Celebrant.
Interment to follow at Our Lady of Fatima Cemetery (Cross Child Family Plot) located on the Blood Reserve.
KRISTINA BARBARA COHEN
June 14, 1952 - July 8, 2008
Thank you to all who helped.
Memorial Donations may be made on Kristina’s behalf to the Lethbridge ASPCA, Box783, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1H 3Z6.
SALLY CROSS CHILD
1967 - 2008
SALLY WENDY MARY CROSS CHILD, eldest daughter of Theresa Cross Child and the late Pat Cross Child Sr. of the Blood Reserve, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, May 11, 2008 at the age of 41 years.
Sally was born on March 30, 1967 at the Blood Indian Hospital, the eldest of five siblings; Patrick Jr. (Tanya), Wes (Michelle), Sharon (Craig) Bear Chief and Jay (Aiyisha). Sally enjoyed life to the fullest and touched everyone with her special spirit and quick sense of humour. Sally attended the Dorothy Gooder School in her early years (1974-81) and enjoyed attending pow-wows, participating proudly in the traditional dancing competitions. Sally was very outgoing and loving. She loved Harry Potter, beading, colouring, doing cross word puzzles and all sorts of crafts.
In her later years she moved to the Kainai Continuing Care Centre and it became her special home. She loved to tease the other residents and loved the caring workers that attended to her every need. She always showed love and concern for all the residents and was very compassionate when they were sick or feeling down.
Sally was an extraordinary little girl that touched all our lives in a special way. She had a special relationship with our blessed Virgin Mother, Mary and often called upon her when she was sick or scared. It comforts the family to know that she is now in the hands of our Heavenly Mother.
Sally will be deeply missed by her mother and siblings, nieces, nephews and her special cousins Christie (Brice) Wells and Ethel Low Horn and her special nephews and niece Dwight (Mandy), Mason and Sheree, who she helped raise. Sally is survived by her uncles; Dale (Sylvia), Robert (Jenny), James and Edward Low Horn, Dominic (Kathy), William (Justine), Fred (Alice), Ted and Ross Cross Child, aunties; Roseline (Thomas) Holy Singer, Rose Marie (Henry) Bird, Teresa (Clement) Bear Chief, Nadine (Ken) Weiss, Adeline (Harvey) Sweet Grass, Beatrice Cross Child and Nora (Jim) Boudreau.
Sally was predeceased by her dad Pat Sr. (2004), grandparents Jim and Mary Rose Low Horn, Agnes Standing Alone, John Red Crane and William “Billy” Cross Child, uncles Patrick, Adrian and Paul Low Horn and Ray Cross Child, aunties Elizabeth Wadsworth, Virginia Low Horn and Madeline Eagle Bear, nephew, baby Luke Cross Child and cousin Edward Holy Singer.
A Wake Service will be held at CHIEF MOUNTAIN FUNERAL CHAPEL, Moses Lake on Sunday, May 18, 2008 from 7:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M.
A Funeral Mass will be held at the ST. MARY’S IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, Blood Reserve on Monday, May 19, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Pawel Andrasz Celebrant.
Interment to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery.
1940 - 2008
MR. BEN F. CARTER, beloved husband of Mrs. Joan Carter of Lethbridge, passed away suddenly at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Saturday, May 3, 2008 at the age of 67 years.
He is survived by his loving children; Tim (Dianne) Carter of Lethbridge, and Terry (Shelley) Carter of Lethbridge, AB, as well as 4 grandchildren; Larae, Marshall, Nicole and Blake. He is also survived by 1 brother, Jack (Irene) Carter of Lethbridge and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Chesley and Alice Carter as well as 2 sisters Brenda and Joanne and 1 brother Dale.
Ben was born December 8, 1940 in Hillcrest and was raised and educated in Lethbridge. Ben was employed with Canada Safeway for 5 years before joining the Alberta Liquor Control Board for his remaining work years, retiring in 1996. Ben was “MR. FIX IT” for everyone he knew. He was a mentor to many of his son’s friends. He was an antique automobile enthusiast. Ben enjoyed camping, reading and spending time with his grandchildren. Ben was kind, gentle and patient to a fault and he will be sadly missed.
In memory of Ben, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 207-542 Street South Lethbridge Alberta, T1J 2H1.
A private family service was held at Mountain View cemetery.
“Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God.” ~ Matthew 5:8
ANNE CAMPBELL, beloved and loving wife of George H. Campbell for over 75 years, passed away peacefully with her daughters at her side at the St. Michael’s Health Centre on Sunday, April 13, 2008 at the age of 93 years.
Besides her loving husband, Anne is survived by her two daughters Pat (John) Lawson and Audrey Campbell of Lethbridge and grandchildren Sharon Lawson of Lethbridge and Neil De Maere in Japan.
She was predeceased by a daughter Doreen in 1949, parents and four siblings.
In 1932, Anne married George in Manitoba and assumed the demanding role of a farm wife. Family, friends and hired men knew that mom’s hearty meals, accompanied by her fresh baked bread, cinnamon buns, cakes or pies were a delicious reflection of her hospitality.
After retiring from farming, Anne and George moved to Lethbridge in 1978. They were blessed to be able to live in their home until October 2005. During those years she enjoyed and appreciated the friendship and help of wonderful neighbours. Mom kept a lovely home and was happiest when surrounded by family.
We are grateful to have had our wonderful wife, mom and grandma in our lives for so many years. We will miss her lovely smile and voice, be comforted by her legacy of love, generosity and forgiveness and the inspiration of her consistent faith in God.
We wish to thank Dr.’s Gamil and Mona Cassis, Dr. Ikuta, the staff at SMHC, Terry and Ashley from Quality Care and previous private care givers for their kindness and wonderful care of Anne.
A private family Graveside Service was held at Mountain View Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Anne’s memory may be made to the St. Michael's Foundation, 1400 - 9th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 4V5.
LOUISE CROP EARED WOLF
July 21, 1922 – April 4, 2008
“Saakohtaomahka” (Louise Crop Eared Wolf) passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Friday, April 4, 2008.
Louise was born at the Sundance grounds on July 21, 1920 to Spitaikowan (Tall Man) and Saokiisinopakii (Bebe). Louise is survived by her children: Andy (Connie), Louis, Lillian, Annabel, Mariette (Ben), Angie, Margaret (Roger), and Joanne (Clayton); adopted children: Raymond and Daria Slick, Conrad and Mary Ellen Lafromboise, Woody Kipp, G.G. and Melinda Kipp; grandchildren: Shirley (Dion), Lois (Cory), Faye, Andre, Jill, Alana (Ricardo), Billy, Chauncey (Gina), Marjie (Jimmy), Jo, Allison (Cody), Kahkanaikitstakii, Star, Cody, Ipisowaahs, Otahkoinisskim, and Natosi; great-grandchildren: Coy, Colemyn, Cole, Phillip, Sarah, Joseph, Presley, Akikowan, Alora, Jagger, Zak, Zao and Emilio; her brother Bernard Tall Man and sister Kitty Wadsworth; sisters- in-law: Rita Tall Man, Mae Weasel Fat, Flora Creighton, Rosie Red Crow and Mary Louise Oka and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents, her loving husband Joe, her son Joseph Jr., granddaughter Cathy, daughter-in-law Geraldine, her brothers: Fred Weasel Fat and Dan Weasel Fat, her sisters: Marion Good Striker, Kathleen Eagle Speaker and Kate Healy, and recently nephews Earl Healy and Stan White Feathers and niece Lorraine Goodstriker.
As a member of the Lone Fighter and Fish Eater Clans she lived in the Standoff area of Blood Reserve all of her life. She was raised in the traditional ways of Kainai. Her father Spitaikowan was born in 1874 and her mother in 1876. Unfortunately, in 1934 at age 12, she lost her mother but was able to spend many quality years with her father until his passing in 1960.
Louise excelled at whatever she undertook. She was a meticulous homemaker, a fine seamstress, a great cook and a wonderful storyteller. A truly compassionate person, a loving mother and grandmother and a true friend - she was always a pillar of strength for those in need. She had special place in her heart for the young people she met during her years working in the schools and at KCCS and was much concerned with the future and their well being.
She completed the highest level of instruction permissible in the residential school system in 1938 that being Grade 8. She and her friend Helen had a special talent for music and played the piano, the organ and the violin. Later in life she took upgrading and attended Mount Royal College obtaining certification as a Teacher’s Aide and worked in the Kainai education system for 14 years as a Teacher’s Aide and student counselor. She also worked at St. Paul’s Centre and wrote for the Kainai News. After her retirement she was much sought after by the community for her knowledge, wisdom and diplomacy and served on many advisory boards and committees including Kainai Community Corrections Society, Tribal Government & External Affairs, Red Crow Community College, Kainai Board of Education, and Kainai Children’s Services. She, along with other members of the Elders’ Advisory Committee, was awarded the designation of eminent scholar by Red Crow College in recognition of their traditional knowledge and contributions. Louise served on the College’s Elders Advisory Board for 18 years.
Louise grew up among her elderly relatives including her uncle Morning Bird and his wife Niitsitaki from whom she acquired much of her traditional knowledge and the archaic form of Blackfoot which was still prevalent in her formative years in the 1920s. The traditional values of compassion, respect, dignity and commitment to family and community shaped her personality and guided her conduct throughout life. She found solace in the traditional beliefs and practices and drew her strength from them. She was a long time member of the Motoki and Brave Dog societies.
Louise will be sadly missed by her family, friends and community. She will be forever remembered for her kind, gentle and thoughtful ways and for her wisdom and extensive knowledge of Blood Tribe history, culture, and the Blackfoot language.
A Wake Service will be held at Louise’s Residence, Standoff on Wednesday, April 9, 2008 at 7:00 P.M.
A Funeral Service will be held at the OLD SAIPOYI SCHOOL, Standoff on Thursday, April 10, 2008 at 11:00 A.M.
Interment to follow at the Crop Eared Wolf family plot.
June 14, 1927 - March 21, 2008
MR. JOHN O. CHARTRAND
John has reached his final truck stop. With great sadness, our family announces his eternal rest.
John is survived by his loving wife of 25 years Pat, daughters; Bonnie-Jean (Doug) Chartrand, and their children Cheyanne and John; Denise (Tim) Moroney and their daughter Meghan; Lisa (Garry) Thompson and their children David, Brian, Matthew and Sarah as well as Cathy’s children; Erin (Tom), Stacie and Karyn (Mark) and their daughter Alyssa. John is also survived by his step-children; Riley (Val) Larson and their children Cody and Layne, Patrick (Sarah) Larson and their children Braden, Randall and DJ, Barry (Janis) Larson and their children Amanda, Cyrene and Dylan and Sharla Larson as well as 5 sisters, 1 brother and several nieces and nephews.
John has joined his late wife Connie, daughter Cathy, parents Nazaire and Bella as well as 7 siblings.
John’s career in trucking has taken him millions of miles over the highways of Canada and the United States. His last few were with braveness and dignity.
As we travel life’s highways, we were blessed to have John in our lives. Our hearts are heavy, but will lighten with the joyous memories of our well travelled friend! It is John’s wish for us to love each other, laugh and remember the good times we had. “Please, no tears, I am at peace now”. John leaves many friends to celebrate the joys of his life.
A private family service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations would be welcomed by the Canadian Cancer Society, 317-10th Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 2M7.