1920 - 2009
Mr. WILLIAM (BILL) WINTER, of Sunrise Village, Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Doris Winter, passed away on Saturday, May 16, 2009 at the age of 88.
Bill is survived by his son Wayne (Wilma) Winter; son Jerry Winter; and son Doug (Nancy) Winter all of Lethbridge; grandchildren Hal Winter, Lethbridge; Glen (Kerry) Winter and their children Lindsay and Ben of Medicine Hat; Lynette (Kris) Godfrey and their children Luke and Paige of Red Deer; Rhett and Teale Winter of Lethbridge.
Bill was predeceased by his wife Doris, his daughter Darlene, his son Dea and his grandson Mark Coyne.
Bill was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on December 7, 1920 where he completed his schooling. While working for Safeway store, he met and married Doris Anderson on December 21, 1941.
In these early war years, Bill joined the Saskatchewan Horse Regiment, and in 1944, he was shipped to England. He fought in France, took part in D-Day after which he was captured by the Germans and became a prisoner of war in a camp outside of Munich. When the war ended, Bill was released from the prison camp but almost immediately was hospitalized in England with tuberculosis. When he was well enough to return to Canada, he continued to convalescence in Regina until he was honorably discharged from the army. In 1951, Doris and Bill moved to Lethbridge where Bill found various jobs until finally joining the Canadian Postal Service as a letter carrier, a position he held for 25 years until an injury on the job forced his retirement in 1976. Bill and Doris treasured their retirement years together sharing them with their children and extended family. Bill was a kind and unassuming man who will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
Relatives and Friends are invited to a come and go reception at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME RECEPTION ROOM, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, May 22, 2009 from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M..
No flowers by family request. Memorial Donations may be made to Heart & Stroke Foundation, #207, 542 7th Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 2H1, or to a charity of one’s choice.
RAMZI WHITE FEATHERS
(Star Child) Kakato’sipokaa
June 10, 1993 - May 10, 2009
Passed away on Sunday May 10, 1993 on the Blood Reserve. He will always remain in the hearts of his parents; Andrew Many Fingers and Cindy White Feathers; Brothers - Aaron (Yolanda) and Julian; nephew Nickoli; nieces Persia and God Father to Chloe. Aunts and Uncles; Lori (Kevin) Healy; Gilbert (Barbara) Weasel Fat Jr.; Kelly Weasel Fat; Joey (Audrey) Weasel Fat; Sandy (Austin) Weasel Fat.; Jeff Melting Tallow; Delbert Melting Tallow; Debbie Melting Tallow; Barry Melting Tallow; Lee Melting Tallow; Leanne Melting Tallow; late Todd Melting Tallow. Adopted grandmother, May Weasel Fat, grandparents; late Stan and Rosella White Feathers; Mildred Melting Tallow. Extended family include the Weasel Fats; Good Strikers; Little Shields; Eagle Tail Feathers; Many Fingers, Melting Tallows and all of Ramzi’s friends and extended family.
In his passing he was attending the Alternate School on the Blood Reserve. Ramzi had many friends that included his cousins. The last night at his parents home he was heard jamming out with his friends Mckenzie and Brennan who were with Ramzi when he went on his journey home to the creator. Andrew and Cindy have some comfort in believing that Ramzi has gone on his journey in the loving presence of his grandparents.
All are welcome to celebrate Ramzi’s life with his family.
A Family Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 4:00 P.M.
A Wake Service to be held at the GLADSTONE HALL, Blood Reserve, AB, on Sunday, May 17, 2009 from 6:00 – 10:00 P.M.
A Funeral Service to be held at the GLADSTONE HALL, Blood Reserve, AB, on Monday, May 18, 2009 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Jack Curly Rider officiating.
ALLEN WADSTEIN died peacefully on Monday, May 4, 2009, six weeks before his 89th birthday. He was loved and will be missed by his daughter, Colleen (Tony); his daughter-in-law Marnie Biga-Wadstein; his grandchildren, Kari (Edward) Wooldridge, Ryan (Heather) Guenter and Misha (Jessica) Biga-Wadstein, as well as three great-grandsons, Nicholas and Jack Wooldridge and Jack Biga-Wadstein. He leaves his sister, Hazel and two brothers, Harry and Bud; sister-in-law Edna, and several nieces and nephews. Allan was predeceased by his love, Lorna and his son Doug.
Allan was a proud Mason and was recently honoured with a 60 Year Membership Certificate. He loved living in Grandview Village and treasured his friends there.
Allen was a very kind, generous and gentle man. At his request, there will be no service.
Friends who wish can honour his memory with donations to the school that his great-grandson Nicholas attends: Janus Academy Society (a school for children with autism), 2223 Spiller Road S.E. Calgary, AB T2G 4G9.
Rest in peace Gramps.
1926 - 2009
EILEEN LAVINIA WOODS, beloved wife of Alfred Edward Woods, passed away at St. Michael’s Palliative Care on Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at the age of 82 years.
Besides her husband, she is survived by her children, Tom, Valerie and Peter; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren and her sister Doreen Richardson.
She was predeceased by her parents and older brother Thomas.
Eileen was born in London, England in 1926. She later married Canadian Soldier Alfred Woods and came to Taber as a War Bride.
She spent the rest of her days residing in various places around Alberta, finally settling in Lethbridge. Eileen was surrounded by her loving family in her final days and will be dearly missed.
A Reception will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Saturday, April 18, 2009 from 12:30 – 2:30 P.M.
In lieu of flowers and in memory of Eileen, donations may be made to St. Michael’s Palliative Care Unit, 1400 - 9th Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4V5.
MR. DONALD RICHARD WIDDIS, of Warner, passed away at home on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at the age of 83 years.
He is lovingly remembered by his son; Lex (Donna) Widdis of Whitehorse, Yukon, his daughters; Donna-Marie Jordan of Lumby, B.C., and Jewel Annette (JJ) (Jacob) Anderton of Lodgepole, AB. and by his grandchildren; Joe, Spyce, Jeffery, Teresa, Megan, and Jesse and by his great grandchildren; Nicholas, Kaelin, Adian, Layla, Alexia, Cassidy, and Austin.
He is also survived by his brother Mark (Crystle) Widdis of Havard, Montana, sister Vira King of Milk River AB..
Don was an extremely sentimental man who had a great love of his family, friends, and animals. His love of trucks and travel kept him on the move most of his life. He started Widdis truck lines in the 50’s and continued to own and manage trucking business until he retired in 1993. Don spent most of his life in B.C. working and living life. He moved to Warner when he retired. Don will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Don’s closest friend in Warner, Bill Cahoon and his wife Bonnie; will miss the daily chats and visits. He will be sadly missed by his cats Banjo and Connie.
“ Keep on trucking Squeak”
A private family service will be held at a later date.
1923 - 2009
SUSAN WILLMS, mother to her siblings and grandmother to their children, died on Monday, March 9, 2009 at the Coaldale Healthcare Centre. She was 86.
Susie was born in Molotschna Colony, Ukraine on January 21, 1923. She immigrated with her family to Canada in 1925 at the age of two and a half.
Her life was spent generously in devotion to her faith, family and community.
Sharing seemed to come naturally for her. When she was a child, she and her brothers and sisters would receive a small portion of Christmas candy. Susie would save hers and treat the others after they had eaten their own.
Adulthood began when she was still quite young. As the most senior girl among 11 children, she left school after passing eight grades in just five years so that she could help the family make ends meet on their farm outside Coaldale. Her mother, Susanna, was very grateful for the assistance with cooking, cleaning and raising the younger children but later expressed regret that she had not encouraged Susie to continue her education.
After her younger siblings were grown, Susie took secretarial and accounting classes and, of course, educated herself.
She was a good cook and some of Susie’s first jobs outside the home were in kitchens, which she transformed into places of love and nurturing. She was recruited by the Mennonite Central Committee in the 1950s to cook and undertake administrative duties for Pax in Germany, an alternative service programme for conscientious objectors drafted by the U.S. government as well as some Canadian volunteers. As she did throughout her life, she established long lasting friendships with some of the Pax ‘boys’.
In the 1960s and early 1970s, Susie spent a number of years working at Boys Farm (later Craigwood) for delinquent boys in Ailsa Craig, southern Ontario. She was loved by the boys there and kept in touch with some former residents for decades afterwards.
After returning to Coaldale, Susie helped care for her elderly parents in their final years. She was a cook and later administrator at Altenheim, the Mennonite Home for the Aged in Coaldale, until her retirement in the late 1980s.
Though Susie didn’t marry or have children, she has a large family that adores her and whom she doted upon relentlessly. Throughout her life, Susie made a priority of building relationships with her sisters, brothers, nieces and nephews and their children and grandchildren. She would often insist that family gatherings be at her house – or at the villa where she later lived in retirement. The kitchen was a place of laughter, of dinner and faspa with zwieback, wareneki and the other Mennonite dishes that she prepared so well. Birthdays and Christmas were times when the youngest members of the family would receive cards from aunt Susie, often with cash gifts tucked inside. Yet it was her kind smile, infectious laugh and the generous attention that made those in her presence feel special.
In the final stage of her life, when she was weakened physically and mentally by strokes, arthritis and other ailments, Susie sometimes wondered aloud why she was no longer able to do work helping others. Despite her deteriorating health, she still felt it easier to give than receive.
As long as she was able, Susie continued to receive joy from spending time with her family, particularly the children. Yet she also spoke of being ready to go home to her Lord.
Susie is predeceased by her parents Susanna and Abram, siblings Henry, Abe, Jake, Helen and David, her niece Carol and grandnephew Logan.
She is survived by her sisters Mary, Margaret, Anne, Johanna and Betty, 31 nieces and nephews in addition to her many grand- and great grandnephews, nieces and their spouses, who deeply love and miss her.
Graveside Services will be held at the Coaldale Mennonite Cemetery, Coaldale on Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 10:00 A.M. with Pastor Manfred Boller, officiating.
Memorial Services will be held at the COALDALE MENNONITE CHURCH, 2316-17 Street, Coaldale, AB on Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Manfred Boller, officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to M.C.C.
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.
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.
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).
1991 - 2008
CANDACE CRYSTAL WOLODCHENKO beloved daughter of Ron and Ingrid, sister to Nicole and aunt to Kashton, of Shaughnessy, Alberta, passed away suddenly on December 24, 2008 at the age of 17 years.
Besides her parents, sister and nephew, Candace is survived by her oma and opa Selma and Willy Mohrmann of Shaughnessy, grandma Helen Wolodchenko of Red Cliff, aunts and uncles; Ursula Jacklin (Glen) of Wyndell, BC, Walter (Joanne) Mohrmann of Coalhurst, Erika Kirsch (Bill) of Lethbridge, Rudy Mohrmann of Shaughnessy, Monika Mohrmann of Shaughnessy, Mike (Amy) Mohrmann of Shaughnessy, special uncle “Onkel” Leo Kirsch and Reinhold Kirsch of Shaughnessy, Marlene (Larry) Payton of Elkford, BC and Shirl Black (Chuck) of Medicine Hat.
She is survived by numerous cousins; Sam, Kim, Shane (Elaina), Shantel (Chris) and their daughter Emily, Scott, “special little brother” Austin, Nicholas, Cohen, Ty (Barb) Payton and their children Justin and Tawney, Dana (Brett) Yount and Stephan (Jolene) Black.
Candace is also survived by numerous great aunts, uncles, boyfriend Santos, special friends Amanda, Cody and Jerome as well as a special furry friend Jazzy.
Candace was predeceased by her grandpa Steven Wolodchenko.
Candace was born in Lethbridge July 28, 1991 and was currently attending her senior year and would be graduating in June of 2009.
Candace will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
A Funeral Service will be held at CHRIST TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH, 416- 12 Street South, Lethbridge on Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Peter Lurvey officiating.
Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.
Memorial Donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 210D – 12 “A” Street North, Lethbridge, AB., T1H 2J1, Juvenile Diabetes (Type1) research.