HENRY REGIER, beloved father and brother, passed away at home on Sunday, November 4, 2007 at the age of 60 years.
He is survived by his children Leila (Ryan) Oosterbroek of Calgary and Scott Regier of Calgary. He is also survived by his brother Oscar (Sheena) Regier and his sisters Emily (Bill) Blazer, Esther (Milo) Saby and Hilda Fast.
He was predeceased by his parents Mathilda and John Regier.
A Celebration of Henry's life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Saturday, November 10, 2007 at 10:30 A.M. with Pastor Dick Hansen officiating.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Ducks Unlimited Canada, P.O. Box 1160, Stonewall, Manitoba, R0C 2Z0.
It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of our dear husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, MR. BRAND ROSENDAL, beloved husband of Mrs. Hendrika Rosendal (Van den Top).
Brand passed away at the Lethbridge Regional Hospital surrounded by his family on Sunday, October 28, 2007 at the age of 86 years.
Besides his loving wife Hendrika, Brand is survived by his children: Dick (Henny), Henry (Val), Wilma (Wally) Trost, George (Lil), Winston (Tara), Walter (Bertha), Margaret (Arnold) Woelfle and Albert, 16 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, his 2 brothers and 5 sisters, 4 brothers-in-law, 6 sisters-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews all of the Netherlands.
Brand was predeceased by his parents, his in-laws and 3 brothers.
A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Thursday, November 1, 2007 at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Treur officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bethesda Home for Seniors, 701 – 3A Street, Picture Butte, AB, T0K 1V0 or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, #207, 542 - 7th Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 2H1.
ELVIRA “WILMA” REGNER, beloved wife of Albert Regner of Lethbridge, was taken to be with the Lord at the Edith Cavell Care Centre on Sunday, October 7, 2007 at the age of 73 years.
Besides her loving husband Albert, Wilma is survived by her children; Annemarie (Victor) Wetch, Linda Wermzuck (Larry Nelson) and grandchildren Melinda and Donny, Ron Regner and Christine (Barry) Bergstrom and grandchildren Davyn, Brysen and Kyle. She is also survived by her brothers and sisters; Lydia Stobert, Emma (Karl) Hildebrandt, Walter Beglau, Adolf (Janet) Beglau and Deval (Alanah) Tanner as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
A Visitation will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Friday, October 12, 2007 prior to the Funeral Service from 1:00 P.M. to 1:45 P.M.
A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME on Friday, October 12, 2007 at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Jamie Waring officiating.
Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.
In memory of Wilma, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society, #402, 740 – 4th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 0N9.
March 9, 1916 - September 22, 2007
MR. KEN ROBERTSON of Lethbridge passed away at the St. Michaels’s Health Care Centre on Saturday, September 22, 2007 at the age of 91 years.
Ken is survived by his daughters; Pat (Jim) Takahashi of Lethbridge, Judy (Gary) Rogers of Peace River and Charlane (Dave) Andres of Taber; his two grandchildren Lonny (Kim) Rogers and Russelle (Alan) Voth, as well as his 3 great grandchildren Chantelle and Brennan Voth and Avery Rogers all of Peace River. Ken was predeceased by his wife Clatie in 1978, parents James and Jennie Robertson, brothers; Wilbert and Nelson and his sisters Mina Downing and Mary Wagness. He was born in Antler Saskatchewan, moved in his early years to Enchant and later settled in Fort Macleod. Ken had a love for horses, mainly race horses, as well as a true love for nature and fishing.
A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Tuesday, September 25, 2007 at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Elizabeth Brown officiating.
Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.
WILLIAM “BILL” RAMAGE
MR. WILLIAM “BILL” RAMAGE of Lethbridge passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, September 10, 2007 at the age of 78 years.
Bill is survived by his daughter Debra Taylor; grandchildren Carly and Graham Taylor; great grandson Leith Hunter as well as by numerous nieces and nephews.
Bill was predeceased by his loving companion Jean Egeland; sister Nancy Ogden and brothers Tom, George and Chris Ramage.
A Private Family graveside service will be held at Archmount Cemetery.
A Celebration of Bill’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Thursday, September 13, 2007 from 2:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.
ANNE JULIA RACZ-PETERS
1934 - 2007
ANNE JULIA RACZ-PETERS, beloved wife of Stanley Peters of Milk River, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, September 9, 2007 at the age of 73 years.
Besides her loving husband, she is survived by her children; Louie (Joan) Racz of Nanoose Bay, B.C., Ron (Brenda) Racz of Milk River and Sherry (Harry) Korthuis of High River, grandchildren; Jason (Sandy) Racz, Nicole (Jim) Tarzwell, Ryan (Sammy) Racz, Jamie (Travis) Cameron, Michael Cameron, Ryan (Linda) Peters, Rob, Jenae and Britney Peters, Bob (Karen) Anderson, Tanya (Roland) Cloutier, Blake, Kent and Laura Noble and great grandchildren; Dawson and Rylin Berger and Logan Racz. She is also survived by her siblings; Mary (Ken) Stenson, John (Bev), Steve (Betty Lou), Pete (Evelyn) and Andy (Sheila) Mazutinec as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents Alex and Julia Mazutinec, 1st husband Louie Racz, daughter Marjorie Anne and brother Joe.
Anne was born on September 9, 1934 in Lethbridge. She was raised and educated in Shaughnessy. She met and married Louie Racz and together they had 4 children. They farmed in the 1-17 district before moving to Milk River. After Louie’s passing in 1991 she continued working in the Prairie Rose Lodge where she met Stan Peters and they where married in 1997. She was a loving, caring wife, mother and grandmother who was devoted to her family. Anne loved to garden and getting together with her friends from the Senior’s Centre to play cards and bingo, and her friends from the South Country Jamboree Society to dance and enjoy music. Anne will be sadly missed by her family and friends.
A Visitation will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Friday, September 14, 2007 from 7:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
A Funeral Service will be held at ST. PETER’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 321 Main Street, Milk River on Saturday, September 15, 2007 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Jim Krause officiating.
Cremation to follow.
In Memory of Anne, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 210D – 12 “A” Street North, Lethbridge, AB, T1H 2J1.
SHIRLEY THERESA ROUSSEAU
SHIRLEY THERESA ROUSSEAU passed away at St. Michael’s Palliative Care on Sunday, September 9, 2007 at the age of 74 years.
She is survived by her children; Valerie Dick (Poole) of Port Colborne, Ontario, Brenda Poole of Nova Scotia, Ron Poole of Lethbridge, Debbie Funstin (Fisher) of St. Thomas, Ontario, Patricia Sommerville (Fisher) of St. Thomas, Ontario, Michael Fisher of Lethbridge, Charlene Fisher of Toronto, Ontario and Karen Rousseau of Sarnia, Ontario, 9 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her daughter Darlene Fisher.
Shirley Rousseau passed away surrounded by her son, grandchildren and family friend on September 9, 2007 after a brief battle against cancer. Shirley battled many illnesses over the past few years, yet she always had time and a smile for family and the love of her life, great granddaughter Amber. Born in Nova Scotia, Shirley resided in Ontario then moved to Alberta in 1980.
Thanks to the Chinook Regional Hospital and St. Michael’s Palliative Care staff.
A Private Family Memorial will be held, as Shirley requested.
In memory of Shirley, donations may be made to any children’s charitable organization.
LLOYD STRIPED WOLF
August 26, 1964 – March 12, 2009
Lloyd Striped Wolf of Standoff passed away on Thursday, March 12, 2009 at his home on the Blood Reserve.
He leaves to cherish his memory are his daughter Chanelle (Donald) Harvey, granddaughter Leileena Harvey, his brothers, Louis, Marvin, Nick Striped Wolf and Leon; Sisters, Ester Dewaters of Missoula, Montana, Sheryle Alcorn Striped Wolf and April; uncles: Beattie (late Ruby) Gros Ventre Boy, David (Evelyn) Striped Wolf, Ervin Calling Last of the USA, Oliver (Frankie) Scout, Glen (Bernice) Yellow Feet, Kevin, Andy, Clevin, Chris (Suzie) Strangling Wolf, Irvin; aunts, Mary First Rider, Mary Louise (Norbert) Fox, Mae (Pete Knife) Tallow, Teresa (Ken) Scout, Beatrice (Gilbert) Big Sorrel Horse, Gloria (Jack) Red Crow, Elizabeth Big Head and Iris Knife and special friend Tanya “Cindy” Wolf Plume. He was predeceased by his parents Julia (Scout) & Harold Striped Wolf; grandparents: Jenny and Nick Striped Wolf, Step-grandmother Cecile, George & Ivy (Scout) Spear Chief; brother Harold, sisters, Judy and Caroline; uncles, Meldon John & George Striped Wolf, Warner Scout, David & Wayne Yellow Feet, Eric & Gerald Cold Weather, Dwayne; aunts, Ruby, Mary (Arthur) White Quills, Minnie (Chester) Thompson of Spokane.
Lloyd was also related to Many Chief, First Rider, Black Water, Eagle Bear, Mistaken Chief, Shouting, White Man Left, Aberdeen, Holy Singer, Beebe & Wadsworth, Wolf Plume, Turning Robe, Chris & Susan Strangling Wolf, Grier, North Peigan, Harrison, Bird Rattler, Andy Stump, Kevin, Clement Striped Wolf, Writes at the Door families.
Lloyd was a very special friend to all of the people on the Blood Reserve.
A Family Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Monday, March 23, 2009 at 4:00 P.M.
A Wake Service will be held at WHITE CALF CHAPEL, Standoff, AB, on Monday, March 23, 2009 at 6:00 P.M.
A Funeral Mass will be held at ST. MARY’S IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, Blood Reserve, on Tuesday, March 24, 2009 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Pawell Andrasz Celebrant.
Interment to follow at the Blood Band Cemetery.
DOUGLAS ROBERT SNIDER of Lethbridge passed away on December 11th, 2008 at the age of 70 years.
A Service of Remembrance will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive S., Lethbridge on Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 11 am, with a luncheon to follow. All who knew Douglas are welcome to attend and celebrate his life and remember the truly wonderful person he was. Reverend Cathy Coates officiating.
WILLIAM JAY SNOW
04/07/1921 to 02/28/2009
Snow, William Jay, beloved husband of Jessie of Milk River, “slipped the surly bonds of earth” on February 28, 2009 at the age of 87 years. In the quiet of night Jay received his final call and rode his last trail.
Jay was born April 07, 1921 in Lethbridge, Alberta and raised in Raymond until the family moved to Milk River. When WW II was declared Jay immediately enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force, where he trained as a pilot and eventually saw service as an air gunner because of his keen eye and target skills. While based in England, Jay was posted with the Royal Air Force and saw action in bombing missions over Europe for four years including support for both the Dieppe Raid and the Normandy Invasion (D Day). During his last mission the airplane was crippled, barely making it over the White Cliffs of Dover. Jay’s back was broken in the crash and he spent many months recovering in convalescent hospitals after his return to Canada.
In 1944 Jay met his beloved wife Jessie who was a driver with the Canadian Red Cross Transport Corp. They were married December 23, 1944 and spent 65 years together ranching on the Bar J 2.
Jay was very active in the community. He served as Chairman of the School Board, sat on the County Service Board and then was a County of Warner Councilor for three terms, was a founding member of the Sunshine Branch of the Canadian Legion in Coutts/Milk River; was an active member of the local Lions Club, the Cattleman’s Association, founding co-leader of the Milk River Boy Scouts and Cubs, youth group leader in the United Church (HI-C), served many years as a committee member of the United Church Men’s Conference, was an AG Society member and served on the original Milk River Dam Advisory Committee. Jay was a member of the Milk River Curling Club and the Milk River Bowling League.
Besides his loving wife Jessie, Jay is remembered by his children and their families. Peter (Dawn) and their son Douglas (Darlene). Barry (Barbara) and their son Benjamin (Diana) and children, Nathan, Grace, Mackenzie and Michael; Daria (Peter) and Erin (Richard). Scott (deceased), (Gayle) and their children; Crystal, Serenity, Buck, Honey, Angel, Carmel and Rabbie. Susan and her children; Ryan (Tatiana), Shane, Ian (Heather). Jody Low and her children; Sean and his son Gabriel, Rebecca (Jeremy) and Heather. Janel Martinkowski (Kevin deceased) and their children; Heidi; Jennifer (Phil) and their children, Kayla, Aidyn, Evynn. Margaret (Ken) Smith. He is also survived by his sisters Lillian Brittner, and Paula Pittman and sister-in-law Grace Snow, as well as his many extended family and friends.
Jay was predeceased by his son Scott, his son-in-law Kevin, his brothers Gerald, Willard and George and his sisters June, May and Melissa.
Jay loved nothing better than to share his love of the ranch with his family and friends. Jay welcomed all with an open heart, twinkling eyes, big hugs and great stories. We remember many horse back or truck excursions over the prairies to look at Indian rings, cattle and to study the stars. Jay is loved very much and will be greatly missed.
A Celebration of Life will be held at ST. PETER’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 309 Main Street, Milk River, AB on Friday, March 6, 2009 at 1:00 P.M.
Anyone wishing to make a memorial donation may do so to the Royal Canadian Legion, “Poppy Fund” 324- Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 3L7.
Mr. Gordon Stewart of Monarch, beloved husband of Betty Mae passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 15, 2009 at the age of 87 years.
Besides his loving wife of 54 years, he is survived by his three daughters Laurie (Bob) Hacker of Lethbridge, Barb Stewart (Ron Poole) of Monarch and Patti Stewart (Peter Marshall) of Edmonton, and three granddaughters – Emma Hacker, Jillian Hacker and Hope Stewart-Marshall – all who brought enormous sunshine to his life. Gordon is also survived by brothers-in-law Doug (Dona) Bannink, Donald (Marilyn) Bannink, Andy (Louise) Veres and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Gordon was predeceased by his parents Archibald and Nellie, his sister and brother-in-law Mary Ellen and Bill MacFarlane, mother-in-law and father-in-law Everett and Nettie Bannink and sisters-in-law Jean Veres and Linda Keller.
A life-long resident of the Monarch area, Gordon was a devoted husband and father, valued neighbor and trusted friend of the community. He thoroughly enjoyed friends and family gatherings – rarely missing an opportunity for visiting and reminiscing.
Gordon was the epitome of a man who grew up on the land. Raised on horses and farming, his knowledge of best practices and conservation made him known as one of the finest farmers in the area. He remained active in the farm operation into his mid-70’s.
While always committed to the farm and his cattle, he found great enjoyment in the early years at country dances featuring big band music, bowling, curling, hunting and golfing.
After retiring from active work on the farm, one of Gordon’s greatest pastimes was hopping into his truck and driving the countryside he knew so well. He also loved every opportunity to try his hand at fishing or a game of pool at the Monarch school.
One of his proudest personal achievements was his recent receipt of a 50 year membership jewel from the Diamond City Lodge Masonic Order.
His gentle spirit, kind heart and miles of patience will be greatly missed by all.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Gordon’s memory to the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Alberta Cancer Foundation.
Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.