MARIE PAULINE HEALY, beloved mom, sister, grandma, great grandma and auntie, passed away at the Cardston Hospital on Wednesday, January 30, 2008 at the age of 72 years.
Mom was tired so she was called home to join her loved ones.
Pauline will be sadly missed by her beloved daughters Delia and Jessica (Lionel), sons Keith and Darcy (Charlene), precious grandchildren; Jacob and Marie as well as Jasmine, Gilmore, Janelle, Sissy, Darcelle, Mandy, Michelle and Hannah and great grandchildren; Darcy-James, Adam and Lilly Anna. She is also survived by four sisters; Theresa (late Stanley) Black Water, Donalda Big Throat, Veronica (Ray) Brewer and Christine (George) Good Dagger, sisters-in-law Elizabeth Big Throat, Catherine and Barbara Healy , brothers-in-law Tyrone and Stanley Healy and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pauline was predeceased by her beloved husband George Healy Sr., parents Harry and Clara Big Throat, brothers Horace and Max Big Throat and Philip Aberdeen, sisters Alberteen Plume, Celina Twigg, Evelyn Twigg and Veronica Big Throat, sons George Jr., Gilmore and Max Healy, daughter-in-law Cheryl Bears Paw and numerous nieces and nephews.
In the early 1960’s mom began working for the Blood Band administration and then worked as an accountant for the Blood Tribe Social Development for 11 years.
Mom completed her education at St. Mary’s Residential School and then went on to Red Deer for 2 years and graduated from the Henderson Business College in Lethbridge. Her hobbies were riding horses and sheep herding. She was also a strong devoted Catholic. Pauline married the love of her life George Healy Sr. and together they raised six beautiful children.
Mom was a very caring person and was known for her big heart and love for everyone. Besides her caring nature, mom will be remembered for her sense of humour and uncanny wit. She was known to put a smile on your face and made everyone laugh.
A Wake Service will be held at WHITE CALF CHAPEL, Standoff on Thursday, February 7, 2008 from 6:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. MARY’S IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH, Blood Reserve on Friday, February 8, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Pawel Andrasz officiating.
Interment to follow at St. Catherine’s Cemetery.
MRS. IRENE FLORA ALICE HALL, beloved wife of the late Mr. William Hall, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, January 18, 2008 at the age of 87 years.
Irene will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by her 3 daughters, 4 grandsons and 5 great grandchildren.
A Private Family Service was held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME.
TOM HOLY SINGER
1922 - 2007
MR. TOM HOLY SINGER, beloved husband of Mrs. Phyllis Fox of Cardston, passed away peacefully surrounded by his children and family at the Cardston Hospital on Tuesday, November 27, 2007 at the age of 85 years.
Tom was born on March 8, 1922 in the Bull Horn area on the Blood Indian Reserve to the late Frank Holy Singer and Mary Wells. His early school days were spent at the St. Mary’s Indian Residential School. At the age of eighteen he enlisted in the Canadian Army. Stories were told about his marching through Italy, France, Belgium and Holland as a gunner WWII.
Tom enjoyed his great outdoor adventure and also the peace and tranquility that nature offered him.. One of his favorite sports was hunting and fishing with his buddies and spent many hours and days in the wilderness. He always shared his catch with his family, friends and neighbors. In his younger days he enjoyed riding his horse visiting relatives and friends.
He was also dedicated to supporting recreational sports and coached softball and baseball teams. He rarely missed the Kainai Chiefs hockey games when the Foothills Hockey League was the major attraction in Southern Alberta. He supported his son’s hockey games and later followed his grandchildren, which gave him the right to criticize the games. He also traveled far to watch his family participate in the sport of rodeo. Being adventurous he told many stories of his tries at different events. He also traveled many miles enjoying his participation in pow-wows throughout Alberta and the United States. Tom took great pleasure in just driving and cruising through the town of Cardston that his family teased him and called him Tom Cruise. He also enjoyed going to bingo with Phyllis and his special sister Pauline Three Persons. The three were known to have disagreements about each others’ driving abilities as they traveled together. Up to his last days of driving, Tom looked forward to bringing his grandchildren, Willie, Casey and Tera to hockey practice and sometimes to their games. Tom had a special buddy relationship with his seven year old grandson, Kagan, who lived with him and they took care of each other in their own special ways - there was hardly a day that they were not together, in his heart he also had his away from home grandchildren Jacy and Brett Door from Siksika.
Tom’s strong beliefs in the importance of spirituality as his pillar of strength included his family and never left out the community in his daily prayers. His commitment to dedicating his life as a spiritual leader and member of a Sacred Society began in 1972. He was a member of the Sacred Horn Society and held two sacred bundles for fourteen years. He transferred his sacred bundles in 1984, along with his knowledge and teachings to many young Horn society members, who will remember him as a respectable man of integrity with his wisdom. Tom was humble and respected all religious institutions and practices.. He was constantly encouraging the importance of prayer and compassion. Tom was a friend to everyone and would willingly give his last dollar to those in need. He always had many stories to share which usually ended with good advise and guidance.
Tom was a hard worker and took pride in how he performed his duties in the many trades that he possessed. He earned his living by working throughout Alberta and Montana as a ranch hand, on the railroads; farming and the oil industry. Tom was especially skilled in carpentry and often spoke of his experiences with Weston Construction on the Blood Reserve. Tom also worked for Blood Tribe Public Works with the Road Crew; Blood Tribe Housing and St. Mary’s School with the Building Maintenance Department.. He often spoke of his hard laboring jobs as examples of not having a good education and strongly advised and encouraged higher education to make one’s life easier. He believed that everyone should reach to the highest of their potential.
Tom was well known and respected for his wisdom and teachings. In his own gentle manner, he was stern and straight forward in his words as he demonstrated this with his loud voice. He was instrumental as an Elder, Advisor and participated in various traditional historical events. He especially took pride and spoke of his involvement in the opening of BTAP and the naming ceremony of the project and the former Chief Roy Fox - “Maakiinima” . He took great pride in his Blackfoot traditional ways and was one of the original members that formed the Magpie Society.
He will be sadly missed by all those who knew him as Uncle Tom; Papa; Brother, Buddy; Relative; Friend; Elder; Teacher; community member and mostly as a companion, dad and grandpa.
Tom is survived by his wife Phyllis. his children: Snyder(Ann)Fox, Tiger(Kelly) Fox, Penny(Danny) Many Fingers, Bubbles(Rod) White Quills, Pansi(Wilfred) Yellow Wings, Geraldine(Laurie) Across The Mountain, Mary Ann Holy Singer, Bernadine Holy Singer, Thomas(Rosalie) Holy Singer, Shirley (Barnabus) Tall Man, Bernice & Shirley from Browning MT. His Brother: Dennis (Mavis) Chief Moon. His Sisters: Julia Morgan, Lynda Bruised Head, Claudia Sugai, Helen Rogers , Mona Chief Moon, Myra Chief Moon. His Aunts: Beauty Wells, Rosaline Many Guns & Harriet Wells. Numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren and nieces & nephews too numerous to mention.
In his lifetime with Phyllis, Tom established a very good and special relationship with each and every one of his brothers and sisters in-law including their children and grandchildren. Some of them have gone home ahead of him but good memories without regrets will be treasured by Jonas(Annie) Fox; Rosaline Crowshoe; Joyce First Rider; Dolly Creighton; Pat (Rose) Fox, Larry (Carrie) Fox; Eugene Creighton; Wilfred Soop; Josie Russell-Madle.
Tom was predeceased by his parents Frank Holy Singer and Mary Wells/Chief Moon, his brother Leo Chief Moon, his sisters Ella Chief Moon, Rose Chief Moon and Grace Chief Moon.
A Wake Service will be held at WHITE CALF CHAPEL, Standoff on Sunday, December 2, 2007 from 6:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M.
A Funeral Service will be held at ST. MARY’S IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, Blood Reserve on Monday, December 3, 2007 at 11:00 A.M.
Interment to follow at the Blood Band Cemetery, Blood Reserve.
RHONDA MARY HURREL
RHONDA MARY HURREL (HUMPHREY) passed away at home on Sunday, November 11, 2007 at the age of 51 years.
A Wake Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Thursday, November 15, 2007 from 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME on Friday, November 16, 2007 at 10:00 A.M. with Reverend Clayton Twigg officiating.
Cremation to follow.
February 27, 1926 - November 5, 2007
It is with a deep sense of sadness that the children of CORINNE HAMILTON announce her peaceful passing in the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, November 5, 2007.
In keeping with her request, a private family service was held with interment in the Cardston Cemetery.
Those wishing to honour her memory are encouraged to do so through supporting the ongoing work of the PAW Society, 249 – 12 A Street North, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1H 2J2.
Flowers gratefully declined, messages of condolences and sympathy as well as stories of your experience with mum may be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org .
With our appreciation: Gary (Anita) Hamilton, Rodney (Laurel) Hamilton, Virene (Dave) French and Ken Hamilton (Darlene Cole).
1940 - 2007
MR. RALPH J. HERBST, beloved husband of Mrs. Bea Herbst of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, October 16, 2007 at the age of 67 years.
He is survived by his loving wife Bea and his children; Morris (Pat) Herbst of Aberdeen, SK, Denelda (Hermel) Michaud of Cold Lake, AB, Raphael Herbst of Edmonton, AB and Fabian Herbst of Lethbridge, 6 grandchildren; Debra Orr, Nicholas Herbst, Jeffrey Herbst, Kelly Herbst, Cassandra Michaud and Christopher Michaud and a great grandson Kalieb. He is also survived by his siblings; Edward (Mary) Herbst of Unity, SK, Diane (Paul) Pasquoletto of Oliver, B.C., Gordon Herbst of Moose Jaw, SK, Hilary Herbst of Unity, SK, Delores (Greg) Byran of Osoyoos, B.C. as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents Kasper and Philapina, brother Arnold, niece Crystal and nephew Gordon.
Ralph was born on March 22, 1940 in Unity, Saskatchewan, he was raised and spent many years there. He met Beatrice Wist and they were married in 1962. Ralph was a heavy equipment operator until his retirement in 1987 (due to illness). He later moved to Lethbridge where he resided until his passing. He enjoyed playing cards. Ralph loved his family, especially his grandchildren and he will be sadly missed by his family and many friends.
A Prayer Service will be held at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 – 13th Street North, Lethbridge on Friday, October 19, 2007 at 7:00 P.M.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH on Saturday, October 20, 2007 at 10:30 A.M. with Reverend Tim Boyle, Celebrant.
Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.
In memory of Ralph, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
RONALD J. HICKEY
It is with tremendous sorrow that the family of RONALD J. HICKEY (formerly of Hickey’s Locksmith Services) announce his sudden passing at home on Monday, September 10th, 2007 due to a heart attack at the age of 63 years.
He leaves to mourn his wife Betty, son Ron Jr. of Lethbridge and daughter Lisa (Trevor, Jenna and Reese Johnston) of Kingston, Nova Scotia, one sister, and 6 brothers and their families as well as a large circle of relatives and friends.
His generosity and kindness was well known amongst all who knew him.
A Prayer Service will be held at ST. MARTHA’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 355 Columbia Blvd West, Lethbridge on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at 7:00 P.M.
A Funeral Mass will be held at ST. MARTHA’S CATHOLIC CHURCH on Thursday, September 13, 2007 at 11:00 A.M.
Inurnment will take place in St. John’s, Newfoundland at a later date.
In memory of Ron, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
GEORGE MERLE HADLEY
GEORGE MERLE HADLEY, beloved husband of Lea Hadley, passed away surrounded by his loved ones at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Saturday, September 8, 2007 at the age of 78 years.
Besides his loving wife Lea, Merle is survived by his devoted sister Marilyn Short, children; Cathy Ohama, Bert (Moira), Trevor (Barb), Brenda Hadley (Roger Doiron), Doug (Nicole), Sylvia (Keith) Fowler, 18 grandchildren; Lisa (Mike) Cranston, Dawn Ohama, Joy Ohama, Heather (Nathan) Riley, Ryan (Robin) Scheuerman, Sarah Hadley, Tamara Scheuerman, Josh (Shannon) Hadley, Kelsey Burke, Kyle Fowler, Cory Merle Scheuerman, Robyn Fowler, Kendra Merle Ohama, Jamine Hadley, Marina Ohama, Andrew Burke and Mason Hadley, 3 great grandchildren; Shelby Cranston, Kate Riley and Noah Merle Scheuerman, sister-in-law Mary Van Hove as well as numerous nieces, nephews and good friends.
Merle was predeceased by his parents, his mother and father-in-law Marie and Victor Vercaigne, sisters Darlene and Maxine, brothers-in-law Albert Van Hove, Harvey Short and Phil Nydegger and his great granddaughter Ashley.
Merle was born at Dundurn, Saskatchewan to Bert and Margaret Hadley. He was the oldest of 4 children. Merle married Lea Vercaigne on August 28, 1954. They have six children, 18 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Merle worked his whole career in the oil patch; in the early days as a rig hand and later as a drilling consultant. He enjoyed spending time garage saleing and his greatest joy was being with his family.
A Private Family Memorial was held on Monday, September 10, 2007.
A Graveside Service will be held at Dundurn Cemetery at a later date.
In memory of Merle, donations may be made to Ronald McDonald House, 566 Bannatyne Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3A 0G7.
MRS. NETTIE HAMRE, beloved wife of Mr. Harold Hamre of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, August 26, 2007 at the age of 69 years.
Nettie is survived by her daughter Judy (Terry) Klein of Aldergrove, BC, Susan Sewers of Lethbridge, Jane (Derrick) Hill of Lethbridge and one son, Don of Kelowna, BC, as well as her beloved grandchildren Justin, Tyler, Darcy, Shawn, Brittany, Karli and Shay.
Nettie will also be dearly missed by her sisters, Mary (Bill) Matheson of Victoria, BC, Lydia (Howard) Evans of Sicamous, BC, Helen (Mitch) Trenholm of Wetaskawin, AB, Minnie (Bob) Sander of Kelowna, BC and one brother Mike (Teresa) Pernarowski of Grande Prairie, AB.
She was predeceased by two brothers, Leonard and Lawrence, one sister Ann and her parents Sam and Barbara.
Born in Woking, AB on September 12, 1937, Nettie married her true love Harold on May 8, 1958 in Burnaby, BC. Nettie and Harold lived in Surrey, BC, Calgary, AB, Cambridge, ON and settled in Lethbridge in 2001.
Nettie will be remembered for her love of family, for her positive outlook on life and her love of traveling.
Nettie and Harold found their dream retreat at Rosen Lake, BC and enjoyed many summers fishing together with the family and winters X-country skiing at their hide-a-way at Rosen Lake.
A Celebration of Nettie’s Life will be held at CORNESTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, on Friday, August 31, 2007 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Alan Woodroffe officiating.
Those who wish may make Memorial Donations in memory of Nettie to a charity of their choice.
February 4, 1933 – April 2, 2009
Alex was taken from his family April 2, 2009 as a result of cancer. He will be sadly missed by his wife Marlene and children; Tyler, Gregory and Marlyse; dear daughter in-law, Amelia (Toplak) Ivanco and son-in-law and friend Don Peterson. He leaves to mourn his six granddaughters; Tasha, Meagan, Trina, Ali, Trisha and Shae; nephews Shane, Leigh, Graham and niece Mardelle.
Alex was born in Lethbridge, AB. Detective Sgt. Alex Ivanco served the City of Lethbridge as a police officer for 32 years. After retirement he spent many a weekends in the shadow of Old Chief Mountain at his cabin at Duck Lake, Montana.
He was predeceased by his parents, Alex and Mary Ivanco and his only sibling Joseph Ivanco.
“An ordinary life for an ordinary person.”
Thanks to Dr. Haberman, Dr. Holland and all the wonderful girls at the Cancer Clinic, we had a few more months with Alex.
In keeping with Alex’s wishes there will be a private family service.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, #207, 542 7th Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 2H1 or Alberta Lung Association, Box 4500 Station South, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 6K2.
1918 - 2008
Trevor (Trev) Bertram Ianson, aged 90 years, passed away in St. Michael’s Health Centre in Lethbridge on Sunday, September 14th, 2008.
Born in Edmonton May 04, 1918, Trev moved with his family to Duncan, BC, where he attended high school.
He joined the RCAF in 1941, served with distinction for 26 years and ultimately reached the rank of Squadron Leader. During his service he was based in Clinton, Ontario; Lethbridge, Alberta and Rivers, Winnipeg and Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. On leaving the air force, Trev worked with the Alberta Workmen’s Compensation Board until his retirement in 1983.
Trevor was active in the community as a member of the Lethbridge Shrine Club, Masonic Lodge No. 4 and the Lethbridge Senior Citizen’s Organization. Until his health failed he volunteered as a driver for Meals On Wheels. He also enjoyed swimming in his later years. Throughout his life, Trev relaxed by fishing the lakes and rivers of Alberta and BC.
Trev was predeceased by his wife, Jean (nee Rourke), young son Robert, brother Jack (Molly) and sister Doris (Lloyd).
Trevor will be greatly missed by his sons Doug (Vanessa) of Edmonton; Don (Alyson) of Calgary; Bill (Lorie) of Victoria and John (Sharon) of Nelson – and by his seven
grandchildren: Vonnie, Christopher, Robin, Adam, Bob, Heather and Geoffrey.
Trev is also mourned by his very dear friend Mabel Jordan.
The Ianson family wishes to extend their sincerest gratitude to the staff at St Michael’s Health Centre for their superb care and support.
In accordance with Trev’s wishes, there will be no funeral or memorial service. In lieu of flowers, family and friends are encouraged to make a donation to the charity of their choice.