JOHN LORNE SMITH “Tweedy Old Shoes” of Standoff passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, November 12, 2007 at the age of 47 years.
He leaves to mourn his companion at his time of passing Melva Red Crow, Childhood sweetheart and mother of his children Emily Delaney, children Terri, Trishia, Tiffany and Jonathan, Grandchildren Desi and Tasia, Parents John & Holly Old Shoes, Brothers Paul & Clarence, Sisters Cecillia Taylor, Cindy (George), Becky (Rob) Diane (Wayne) Smith and Little sister Kim Healy, adoptive children Tasha & Braeden Red Crow, Uncles Walter (Hilda) Smith, Morris (Betty Ann) Little Wolf, Jim Swag, Gregg (Edwina) Smith, Leonard (Bernice) Old Shoes, Joe (Melva) Old Shoes, Aunties Joyce Old Shoes, Frances Weasel Fat, Nancy (Woodrow) Northman, Karen Smith, Katie (Clifford) Rider, Alice (Fred) Cross Child and God Child Candace Old Shoes. Tweedy is survived by the families of Smith, Weasel Fat, Old Shoes, Little Wolf, Swag, Northman, Thompson, White Quills, Healy, Many Grey Horses, Devine, Rider, Cross Child, English, Many Bears, Tallows, Day Chief, Wells, White Feathers, Bellows, Eagle Tail Feathers, Taylor, Scott, Bastien, Crow Flag, Warrior, Little Moustache, Hairy Bull, Rides at the Door, Eagle Plume, Weasel Bear, Mountain Horse, Brave Rock, Mistaken Chief, Buckskin, Willows, Long Time Squirrel, White Man, Weasel Moccasin, Lewis, Strawhat and beloved father-in-law Wallace Delaney.
He was Predeceased by his grandparents Mark & Eva Old Shoes and Pete & Grace Smith and other family members Percy Old Shoes, Derek and Joyce Weasel Moccasin, Bernadette Smith, Paul and Suzie Smith, Morris Baker, Bill and Mildred Thompson, Sharon Smith, Josie and Amanda Lee Old Shoes, Chantelle Many Grey Horses and special nephew Charles Old Shoes.
The family wishes to apologize for any names not mentioned for it was not our intention.
A Wake Service will be held at WHITE CALF CHAPEL, Standoff on Friday, November 16, 2007 at 7:00 P.M. with Reverend Mr. Clayton Twigg officiating.
A Funeral Service will be held at WHITE CALF CHAPEL, Standoff on Saturday, November 17, 2007 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Mr. Clayton Twigg officiating.
Interment to follow at St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Blood Reserve.
MARY ANN SCHWENGLER
MARY ANN SCHWENGLER, beloved wife of John Schwengler of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, October 18, 2007 at the age of 69 years.
She is survived by her husband John Schwengler, Daughters Tammy (Grant) Hillingsworth and Tricia (Jerry) Davey of Sundre AB., Son Terry (Marci) Schwengler of Lethbridge and all of her grandchildren Jamie, Jay, Emily, Abigail, Joel, Carter and Riley. She is also survived by her brother Joe (Cathy) Fifik of White Rock BC. It’s difficult to say goodbye to someone who meant the world to so many people. Someone who completely embraced life and was brimming with love, kindness, wisdom and laughter. Mom passed away peacefully in the hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. She was a selfless person, dedicated to her husband, children and grandchildren. Family always came first. Mom frequently brought us together with her fantastic meals, where the food was endless and the wine was flowing. We will miss her never ending encouragement, support and warmth. As most of us know, mom played an enormous role in the organization of the moonlight run and the Lethbridge triathlon. Her contribution to the community will not be forgotten. Although we will miss her deeply, her spirit will never be lost. We will carry it with us forever. The family would like to thank all of the doctors and nurses on 4B and 4C. A special thank you to Dr. Avari.
A Memorial Mass will be held at ST. BASILS CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 – 13th Street North, Lethbridge, on Tuesday October 23, 2007 at 10:30am.
In memory of Mary, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. 317 – 10th street south, Lethbridge Alberta T1J 2M7.
MRS. ANNA SZABO, beloved wife of the late Mr. Joseph Szabo of Lethbridge, formerly of Taber, passed away at the Edith Cavell Care Centre on Wednesday, October 10, 2007 at the age of 100 years.
She is survived by her daughter Helen Berze of Lethbridge, grandsons Alan (Susan) Berze of Hamilton, ON and Ken Berze of Calgary, great grandchildren; Tara (Drew) Berze of Toronto, ON, Bryna Berze (Justin Cork) of Calgary and Aaron Berze of Calgary as well as great grandson Carson Patton of Toronto.
She was predeceased by her husband Joseph in 1966 and 3 sisters.
Anna was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother who will be sadly missed.
A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Monday, October 15, 2007 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Tim Boyle officiating.
Interment to follow at Taber Cemetery.
In memory of Anna, donations may be made to the Clearview Lodge, 4730 – 50th Avenue, Taber, AB, T1G 1N6 or to the Edith Cavell Care Centre, 1255 – 5th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 0V6.
1985 - 2007
NATHAN RICHARD SLATER of Lethbridge, AB beloved companion of Sarah Douglas, suddenly passed on to his eternal home in heaven on Oct 9, 2007 at the young age of 21 years.
Nathan is survived by his loving parents Gordon Slater (Brenda) and Dawn (Miles Dayton) of Lethbridge, AB, siblings; Carissa Slater, Trilleen Harms & Chad Slater and nieces Kierra Slater, Destyni & Nevaya Harms all of Lethbridge. He is also survived by grandmother Dene Pierce of Victoria, BC & his aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was predeceased by his brother-in-law, Dustin Harms.
Nathan was born in Cranbrook, BC on Dec 27, 1985. At the age of 2 his family moved to High Prairie AB where he attended school, finishing in Edmonton. Nathan moved to Lethbridge in 2001 and worked in the construction industry and most recently worked on the oil rigs.
Nathan loved to live life to its fullest and he impacted everyone he crossed paths with. He was a very passionate, sensitive, loyal and caring young man. He loved his crotch rocket, camping, playing pool and hanging out with his many good friends. He loved to talk about God and was never afraid to profess his faith.
Since being with the love of his life, Sarah Douglas, Nathan had a new zest and fresh hope for his future and looked forward to marriage, children and sharing life long happiness with her.
The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to all the staff at Lethbridge Regional Hospital for all their determination, compassion and hard work in trying to save Nathan’s precious life. Within Nathan we remember beauty and life .....In God we trust.
Nathan, we love you and you will be greatly missed by all your family and friends but the legacy of your life will live on in all of us.
Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Friday, October 12, 2007 from 6:00 P.M. till 8:00 P.M. or Saturday prior to the service at Dominion Gateway (Miracle Channel) from 12:00 till 1:00 P.M.
Funeral Services will be held at THE DOMINION GATEWAY CENTER, 450 - 31 Street North, Lethbridge, AB on Saturday, October 13, 2007 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Joel Spinks officiating. Interment to follow in the Mountain View Cemetery.
1918 - 2007
MARIA SURY, beloved wife of the late Louis Sury of Lethbridge, passed away at the Fort Macleod Hospital on Tuesday, October 9, 2007 at the age of 89 years.
She is survived by her children Maria Ratkai of Lethbridge and Ernest (Cathy) Sury of Bolton, Ontario and 5 grandchildren; Christine Ratkai, Michelle Ratkai, Tony Ratkai, Charlene (Paolo) Saccon and Rosemary Sury.
She was predeceased by her mother Ann Kronchnable and her husband Louis Sury.
Maria was born in Hungary in 1918. She immigrated to Canada in 1964 with her family and resided in Toronto until 1977. Maria moved to Lethbridge in 1977 and resided there until her passing.
Maria will always be remembered for being a loving mother and grandmother, always putting them first in her life. Maria took great pride in her Hungarian heritage, teaching her grandchildren the art of cooking, language and the love of the culture. She will be dearly missed by all her family.
No service by request.
1949 - 2007
TADEUSZ MAREK SARNA passed away on September 23, 2007 in his home in the company of his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer.
Tadeusz is survived by his wife Zofia, daughters Justyna (Tyler Ivie) and Magdalena (Michael Roman), grandson Oliver Sarna-Ivie, sisters Alina Nowak and Wanda (Damazy) Przybylinski, brother Antoni (Irena) Wisniewski, sister-in-law Janina and brother-in-law Zdzislaw (Barbara) Zawada as well as many cousins, nephews and nieces.
Tadeusz was predeceased by his parents Helena and Stanislaw, his brothers Henryk and Witold (Krystyna) and parents-in-law Ludwika and Boleslaw Zawada.
Tadeusz was born on April 20, 1949 in Skowronno, Poland. He grew up on the family farm learning the merits of hard work at an early age. As an adult, Tadeusz lived in Zawiercie, Poland with his wife Zofia and two daughters. His formal training as an electronic technologist in Poland enabled him to travel to Iraq for a two-year contract (1984-1986) as well as apply his trade in Poland and in Canada for the remainder of his life.
Following his return from Iraq, Tadeusz organized a family vacation to Madrid, Spain, that served as a base for the family’s immigration effort to Lethbridge, Alberta in 1990. Tadeusz embraced change, hard work and taking every opportunity.
Tadeusz instilled the importance of education, ambition and hard work to his two daughters, encouraging and supporting them through both graduate and medical school. He supported their every endeavour and guided them in their personal and professional lives. He also encouraged them to travel, to see new places and experience different cultures. Tadeusz had a lifelong hobby fixing cars and machines of all kinds. His attention to detail earned him the nickname ‘golden hand’ which characterized his approach to his hobbies and all aspects of his life. He also enjoyed helping his children with renovations and most recently, building a home for him and Zofia. Building his home did not end with the house but included his guidance, love and nurturing his close-knit family. Tadeusz made many special friends in Poland and in Canada and enjoyed playing chess, cards and soccer with them. He particularly treasured his friendship with Stanislaw Mozgala of Lethbridge.
Tadeusz was diagnosed with cancer in December, 2005 and fought an amazing battle with a devastating disease. He drew inspiration for this battle from his grandson Oliver
(”dziadzia’s boy”). For Tadeusz, Oliver was a symbol of everything he lived for and everything he lost. As a husband, father and dziadzia (grandpa), Tadeusz will be remembered as warm, loving, intelligent, funny and incredibly selfless. We have lost a
beautiful soul much too soon and he will be forever missed. Our thoughts and prayers are forever with you.
We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to Dr. Oliver Bathe and Dr. Scot Dowden of Calgary who in addition to their kindness provided excellent medical care. We also thank Dr. Hunt, Dr. Kennedy, Dr. Holland and Dr. Ireland from Lethbridge for their care and expertise as well as the staff at the Lethbridge Cancer Clinic.
Family and friends are invited to a Mass to be held at ST. PATRICK’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 318 – 10th Street South, Lethbridge on Wednesday, September 26, 2007 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Tim Boyle Celebrant.
A reception will be held at St. Patrick's Catholic Church.
In memory of Tadeusz and in accordance with his wishes, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317-10 Street, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 9Z9, to promote cancer research.
MR. WESLEY SOLBERG, beloved husband of Mrs. Lois Solberg of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, September 14, 2007 at the age of 77 years.
Besides his loving wife Lois, he is survived by 6 children; Wendy Solberg of Shaughnessy, AB, Brian Solberg of Port Moody, B.C., Rick (Alenka) Solberg, Susan (Jack) Kramer, Brenda Solberg and Florence (Mel) Collier, all of Lethbridge.
Wesley is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
A Private Family Memorial Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Tuesday, September 18, 2007 with cremation to follow.
In memory of Wesley Solberg, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society, #402, 740 – 4th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 0N9 or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317-10th Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 2M7.
GLORIA MARIE SPEAR CHIEF
AUGUST 13, 1963 - September 12, 2007
GLORIA MARIE SPEAR CHIEF (NORTH PEIGAN) passed away in Lethbridge on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at the age of 44 years.
Gloria is survived by her special friend Larry Vielle, their children Waylon (Delia), Ramona and Jarvis (Shastina).
She is also survived by her grandchildren Brandon, Burton, Paula, Lakota, Alex, Aaliyah, Chloe, Cyrus, Nathaniel and Carson as well as many other relatives and friends.
She was predeceased by her parents; Robert North Peigan and Maryann Mills; sisters Sally, Anna and Harriet; brothers Jordan and Gordon; granddaughter Chloe Spear Chief and a Goddaughter Aletha Spear Chief.
The family apologizes for anyone they may have missed.
A Wake Service will be held at STREETS ALIVE, 323 – 4th Street South, Lethbridge on Monday, September 17, 2007 at 6:00 P.M.
A Funeral Service will be held at WHITE CALF CHAPEL, Standoff on Tuesday, September 18, 2007 at 12:00 P.M.
Interment to follow at St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Blood Reserve.
IRENE SCOUT passed away at the Cardston Hospital on Tuesday, August 7, 2007 at the age of 78 years.
She is survived by her children; Oliver (Frankie) Scout, Roland White Man, Jordan (Patricia) Small Eyes and Donna (John Bruised Head) Small Eyes, special grandchildren; Eric, Shelayne, Alexandra, Luke, Joel, Stacy and Andrea, 31 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and 8 great great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters Annie-Teresa Young Pine and Odile Day Chief, brother Sidney Young Pine, auntie Helen Many Fingers and uncle Steven Fox.
Irene was predeceased by her husband Luke Small Eyes, daughter Nora Scout and sons Robert Small Eyes and Eric Small Eyes.
A Wake Service will be held at WHITE CALF CHAPEL, Standoff on Monday, August 13, 2007 at 5:00 P.M.
A Funeral Service will be held at WHITE CALF CHAPEL, Standoff on Tuesday, August 14, 2007 at 11:00 A.M.
Interment to follow at the Small Eyes Family plot.
GEORGE RONALD “RON” SIMONS
GEORGE RONALD “RON” SIMONS, beloved husband of the late Hannah Simons, passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care on Tuesday, August 7, 2007 at the age of 100 years and 2 weeks.
Ron has been a resident at Garden View Lodge for the past 8 years.
Thank you to the staff and residents at Garden View Lodge for making his last years so pleasant. Also, thank you to Home Care and the St. Michael’s Palliative Care Unit.
A Funeral Service to celebrate his life will be held at GARDEN VIEW LODGE, 751 – 1st Avenue South, Lethbridge on Wednesday, August 8, 2007 at 10:00 A.M.
A private family Interment will be held in Swift Current, Saskatchewan on Friday, August 10, 2007.
In memory of Ron, donations may be made to the Green Acres Foundation or to the St. Michael's Foundation, 1400 - 9th Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4V5.
1921 - 2007
LOUIS SAKAL, beloved husband of the late Annie Sakal, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, August 5, 2007 at the age of 85 years.
Louis was born on August 10, 1921 in Dlha Luka, Slovakia to Steven and Mary. He immigrated to Canada in 1948. He met and married Ann in Saskatchewan, later moving to Taber, then Lethbridge where he resided until his passing.
Louis served in the war in Europe of which he would speak of often. He worked as a gardener for the Lethbridge Brewery Gardens, later working for the City of Lethbridge until his retirement.
Louis is survived by his daughter Mary (Richard) of Lethbridge, sons Les of Vancouver and Larry of Lethbridge, grandchildren Judy, Dawn, Richard Jr., Steven and Christopher, great-grandson Kurtis, sisters Margaret and Annie (Alex) and families, brothers and sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces and families in Canada and Europe.
Louis was predeceased by his parents, sons William and Louis Jr., sister Teresa and wife Annie.
A Prayer Service will be held at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 – 13th Street North, Lethbridge on Friday, August 10, 2007 at 7:00 P.M.
A Funeral Mass will be held at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH on Saturday, August 11, 2007 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Tim Boyle Celebrant.
Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.
A Reception will be held at 1502 – 19th Avenue North, Lethbridge at 3:00 P.M.