OLY WHITE QUILLS
JASON OLY WHITE QUILLS, was called home, passing away at the Calgary Foothills Hospital on Friday, October 19, 2007 at the age of 32 years.
He was a beloved father, brother, nephew, son and husband of Amanda Big Sorrel Horse/White Quills.
Besides his loving wife Amanda, Oly is survived by his mother and father-in-law Louise (Paul Jr. Bare Shin Bone) Big Sorrel Horse and son Jade Melting Tallow of Kainai, mother Audrey Matt of Kodiak, Alaska, brothers Antonio (Charlene) Leon of Browning, Montana and Russell Matt Jr. of Kodiak, Alaska, sisters Anelisa Kittson of Butte, Montana and Johnell (Amen) Bull Calf of Kodiak, Alaska, nieces and nephews; Leon, Nikita, Malorey, Courtney, Keisha, Benny, Mariah and Tia, grandmother Alvina Crop Eared Wolf of Heart Butte, Montana, aunties; Janis (Clifford) Many Heads of Siksika, Kathy Four Horns of Calgary, Beverly Running Crane of Heart Butte, Montana, uncle Leo (Rocky) White Quills of Lethbridge as well as numerous cousins. Oly will be missed by his best auntie Adeline Singer and special cousin Pierson Singer of Kainai.
Oly was predeceased by aunties Patsy White Quills (1990), Dolly Trotchie (1996), cousin Marnia White Quills (1999), grandpa’s Reggie Crop Eared Wolf (2000) and Leo White Quills (1994).
Oly, as he was known to everyone, was born at the Cardston Municipal Hospital. He attended schools in Cardston and Calgary and was attending Red Crow Community College. Oly and Amanda were married on August 31, 2002 in Cutbank, Montana.
Oly will be remembered by his friendliness and great sense of humour.
A Wake Service will be held at WHITE CALF CHAPEL, Standoff on Friday, October 26, 2007 at 6:00 P.M.
A Funeral Service will be held at WHITE CALF CHAPEL, Standoff on Saturday, October 27, 2007 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Rocky Brave Rock officiating.
Interment to follow at St. Paul’s Cemetery, Blood Reserve.
1946 - 2007
MR. RUDY WALL, beloved husband of Mrs. Lois Wall of Coaldale and father to Brandon J C Wall, passed away at the Coaldale Hospital on Friday, October 12, 2007 at the age of 61 years.
He was born in Coaldale Hospital on July 24, 1946 to the great delight of Margaret and Jacob C. Wall. He became the brother to three sisters, Erika, Lora and Joan. He grew up on the farm helping his father with everyday farm life. He attended school in Coaldale and also attended Lethbridge College. At the passing of his dad in 1967, he took over the family farm.
He married Lois in 1975 and together they continued farming. In 1981, Brandon joined their family. From 1987-1993, he was a member to the Alberta Sugar Beet Growers Board. He was a strong supporter of the sugar beet growers. He was always an advocate for the farmers. With his loud voice, he always voiced his concerns and opinions and was definitely heard.
In 1993, he became a Real Estate Agent and joined Perlich Real Estate. He enjoyed that career and all the people he dealt with. He had a very good rapport with John Perlich. He considered John a friend. He worked for Perlich Real Estate until the time of his passing.
He enjoyed golfing, skiing, riding horses with his wife and friends. Most of all, he enjoyed the weekend or day trips to Kalispell or Great Falls, Montana. If he wanted to go on a holiday the first thought was to the USA.
He battled cancer and took treatment and thought it was cured but in September it was diagnosed as recurring Lymphoma. He had some time to make good choices and plans. On October 12, he peacefully went to meet the Lord.
Besides his loving wife, Lois, Rudy is survived by his son, Brandon; three sisters, Erika Lyon, Lora Seabrook and Joan (John) Martens; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and many cousins.
He was predeceased by his parents, Jacob and Margaret Wall.
A Memorial Service will be held at the Coaldale Mennonite Brethren Church, 2114 – 18 Street, Coaldale, AB on Thursday, October 18, 2007 at 2:00 PM with Pastor Lorne Willms officiating.
Private Family Inurnment will be held prior to the service.
Flowers will be gratefully accepted or donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317-10th Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 2M7 or a charity of your own choice.
April 4, 1931 - September 30, 2007
A’naatsikii (Pretty Face)
“Weep, but briefly, for your loved ones as they enter into the Kingdom of God. For they shall possess a joy and peace that is unattainable on God’s earthly realm. Rather, rejoice in their everlasting and total happiness, for their eyes have seen God.”
HARVENA WADSWORTH passed away at the Cardston Health Centre on Sunday, September 30, 2007 at the age of 76 years.
She leaves to mourn her children; Donna White Quills, Leonard White Quills, Karen Bottle, Jennifer (David) Weasel Head, Charlotte (Casey) White Quills, Desmond (Robin) White Quills, Kristal Small Face and Ian (Nicole) Wadsworth, adopted children; Rhonda (Charlie) Weasel Head and Lester and Virginia Tail Feathers, grandchildren she raised Craig and Todd Many Bears, Amber (Jason) White Quills, Tracy (Ricky) Vare and her Kipitaipokaa Nikita. She is also survived by her 23 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandson Colten, her many adopted grandchildren, sister Sadie (Floyd) Wadsworth, brothers Lucius (Pam) Wadsworth and Melvin (Theresa) Wadsworth, numerous nieces and nephews, step-children; Pearline, Noreen, Tonya, Colleen, Marleen, Wes and Les Heavy Runner as well as other relatives including: Tail Feathers, Brave Rock’s, Weasel Moccasin’s and Wolf Leg’s.
She was predeceased by her parents William and Annie Wadsworth, brothers Phillip, William Jr. and Steven, sisters Lucy and Bernice Wadsworth, children Vivian (Bunny), Wendy and Steven White Quills and grandson Benjamin White Quills.
Harvena grew up in the Bull Horn area until she was 7 years old, she then went to St. Paul’s Residential School until the age of 13. From there she lived with her mother A’poiaakii Annie Wadsworth (nee Moon Calf). In her late teens she met and married Maurice White Quills and resided in the Bull Horn area and raised their nine children. After their children left home she moved on and resided in Cardston until her passing.
Her main hobbies while growing up were horseback riding, sewing, cooking and helping to raise her siblings.
She was a very religious and spiritual woman who attended church every Sunday and was a member of the Anglican Church Women’s Group and Vestry. She was very supportive for her family’s involvement in the Sundance and pow-wow trail. Her beliefs and values carried on in her home life, she had many friends and acquaintances who came to call her “gramma”.
She was a talented seamstress and could make and design anything achievable. Her last accomplished project was a full traditional buckskin outfit for her nephew, former Head Chief Roy Fox, which she completed in May 2007. She was also a bus driver for the Blood Tribe Bus Co-op for 30 years and retired in 2003.
She was very proud of her children, grandchildren and their endeavors and supported them in any and all ways possible. She was a loving and caring person and she went out of her way to help those around her.
She will be sadly missed by all those who knew and loved her. She had many close friends but her dearest friend since childhood, the late Christine McHugh (Tallow) was someone she spoke of often and reminisced about their life together.
Na’aa Kitsikakomimmo Kitakitamattsin
(Mom, I love you, I’ll see you again)
A Wake Service will be held at ST. PAUL’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, Cardston on Friday, October 5, 2007 at 7:00 P.M.
A Funeral Service will be held at ST. PAUL’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, Cardston on Saturday, October 6, 2007 at 1:00 P.M.
Interment to follow at the Blood Band Cemetery, Blood Reserve.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317-10th Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 2M7 for Breast Cancer Research.
RUTH WINGS (Crop Eared Wolf)
1930 - 2007
Our loving mother and grandmother MRS. RUTH (Misamipi’kssaakii) WINGS was peacefully called home by our Creator surrounded by her loving family at her side at the Cardston Hospital on Saturday, September 1, 2007 at the age of 77 years.
Ruth was born on February 23, 1930 at the Blood Indian Hospital to the late Maggie and Emil Wings Sr. Ruth and was the 4th youngest of her siblings; Minnie, Emil, Ada, Rosie and Rosemarie.
Ruth left the residential school at an early age and there after started working at various jobs to support herself.
In 1949 she met Pat Crop Eared Wolf and they married in 1950. Together they raised 10 children: Jackie (Mike), Patsy (Roy), Patrick, Judy (Bill), Derrick, Belva (Bill), Carol, the late Aloysius, Cammie (Joe) and Melody (Pat).
After her late husband’s (Pat) passing, Ruth was employed at the St. Mary’s Residential School for 20 years. Ruth was an independent person who realized the importance of working to support her children and provided them with a home.
When Ruth wasn’t working she was known as a homemaker where she enjoyed cooking especially her Christmas dinners for family and friends. She liked to sew and do gardening and especially enjoyed her favorite pastime, bingo.
After Ruth retired she had the opportunity to travel to various parts of the world to such places as Lourdes, Paris, England, Costa Rica, Rome, Hawaii, Spain and one trip that she spoke about frequently was the trip to Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City, where she was inspired with the great faith the Mexicans have. Ruth was a devoted Catholic and believed in the power of prayer.
She enjoyed going to powwows and was known for always camping at the annual Kainai Indian Days and inviting her children, grandchildren, great grand children and family to join her in the festive event.
Even though Ruth was a devoted Catholic she also had respect for the Native Spiritual way of life and participated annually in her late nephew, Morris Crow’s Sundance as well as the late Buster Yellow Kidney’s Sundance.
Ruth is survived by her children, 24 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren, sister Rosemarie Tail Feathers, brothers Emil (Lorie) Wings and Cordell (Rosaline) Weasel Moccasin, sisters-in-law Rosie Red Crow, Flora Creighton and Louise Oka as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Ruth was predeceased by her husband Pat Crop Eared Wolf, son Aloysius, siblings; Minnie, Ada and Rosie, parents Emil and Maggie, special friend Wallace Many Fingers, brothers-in-law; Alan Tail Feathers, Dan Weasel Moccasin, Joe Crop Eared Wolf, Reggie Crop Eared Wolf and Mike Oka, nephew Bob Eagle Tail Feathers, niece Adaline Many Chief, cousins; Albert Twigg, E ugene Twigg, Katherine Young Pine and Margaret Hind Bull and sisters-in-law Irene Wings and Agnes Shade.
She will be missed for her kind, gentle ways and will be remembered for always lending a helping hand to her family and friends.
The family would like to thank the staff at Cardston Auxiliary Hospital and Kainai Continuing Care Centre for the good care she received.
A Wake Service will be held at WHITE CALF CHAPEL, Standoff on Friday, September 7, 2007 from 6:00 P.M to 11:00 P.M.
A Funeral Service will be held at HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2618 – 3rd Avenue, Fort Macleod on Saturday, September 8, 2007 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Ben Marino officiating.
Interment to follow at St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Blood Reserve.
ELNORA C. WILLIAMS (COLLINS), passed away peacefully at the Lethbridge Extendicare on Thursday, August 30, 2007 at the age of 88 years.
She was survived by her brother Allen Collins of Calgary AB.
She was predeceased by her parents Josephine (1973) and Robert (1983) Collins, a sister Audrey (1923) Collins and her husband Glen Williams (1970).
Elnora was born in Medicine Hat to parents Josephine and Robert Collins of Burdett. She later lived in Vancouver and finally to Lethbridge.
No Funeral Service by request.
ROBERT G. WELSH
1921 - 2007
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of ROBERT G. WELSH, our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather on August 21, 2007.
Bob, or Gramps as he liked to call himself, was born in Pincher Creek on November 14, 1921 and the Welsh family later moved to the Newlands area north of Lethbridge. After returning in 1945 from four years of active duty with the Royal Canadian Navy, Bob worked in a hardware store until he was able to buy his own farm in the Park Lake area. In 1960 Bob and his family moved to Fort Macleod and established Blackacre Farms, which he operated until his retirement, although Bob never really retired. Except for the years when Bob and MaryBelle wintered in Desert Hot Springs with family and friends, he was at the farm virtually every day until his passing.
Bob is survived by his beloved wife MaryBelle, his children; Barbara (Trevor) Norlin, Barry (Cindy) Welsh, Dan Justik, Joanne (Marty) Michaud and Bonnie (Joe) Ackerman, 13 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and his siblings; Barney (Julie), John (Margaret), Larry (Sharlene) and Gerry (Floyd) Domier.
Gramps left us a strong sense of family, a dedicated work ethic, a love for home and the importance of a sense of humour. He placed a value on being dependable and never failed to lend a helping hand. We will miss him dearly.
A Memorial Service will be held at TRINITY UNITED CHURCH, 220 – 20th Street, Fort Macleod on Monday, August 27, 2007 at 2:00 P.M. with Reverend Peter Walker and Reverend Eras Van Zyl officiating.
In lieu of flowers, for those who wish, a donation may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317-10th Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 2M7.
GLENN CLYDE WHITEFORD
1948 - 2007
“Gone home to be with his Lord. He fought a good fight.
I have finish my course. I have kept the faith.”
2 Timothy 4:7
“for the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the Archangel, and with the Trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first.”
1 Thessalonians 4:16
MR. GLENN CLYDE WHITEFORD passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital Hospital on Sunday, August 19, 2007 at the age of 58 years.
Glenn is survived by his children; Henry James Bly (1967) of Cardston/Magrath, Hazel (Dan) Tessier of Cranbrook, Jimmy Whiteford of Lethbridge, Billy Whiteford (Jen Barnett) of Lethbridge, Mike Whiteford (Mel) of Lethbridge, Tammy Whiteford (Ritchie Triska) of Lethbridge, Bobbie Jo Whiteford (Jimmie Sugai) of Raymond, Matthew Whiteford (Emily McGill) of Lethbridge, Andrew Whiteford of Lethbridge and Alisha Whiteford (and step-son Carey Wiebe) of Lethbridge. He is also survived by 5 grandchildren; Dakota Sugai, Karissa Sugai, Keera Whiteford, Keegan Whiteford and Shayla Whiteford as well as a great granddaughter Hailey Whiteford, two ex-wives Donna and Rose, his sweet mother Priscilla (Jenkins) Whiteford, older sister Jeri Parker of Lethbridge, brothers Cordell Whiteford of Lethbridge and Floyd (Lucy) Whiteford of Lethbridge as well as Connie (Allen) Dickout of Lethbridge, Max (Vera) Whiteford of Lethbridge and Barbara (Ernie) Langridge of Nobleford.
Glenn was predeceased by his father Clifford Maurice Whiteford, granddaughter Loussie Wilkinson-Whiteford and grandson James Dean Jr. Whiteford.
Glenn was born on October 3, 1948 in Calgary, AB at the Holy Cross Hospital. He moved to Fort Macleod for a number of years, then to Swift Current, SK, back to Alberta where he spent time in Raymond and finally Lethbridge where he lived out his last days in Glory.
“God blessed them and God said unto them, be fruitful and multiply, and replenish the earth.”
At Glenn’s request no Funeral Service will be held.
A special thank you to LRH 4B unit for all the loving caring staff and a special thanks to “Patty” from the Whiteford family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to S.T.A.R.S. Box 570, 1441 Aviation Avenue Park NE, Calgary, Alberta, T2E 8M7 or to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 210D – 12 “A” Street North, Lethbridge, AB, T1H 2J1.
FREDERICK WESTERSON, beloved husband of Pat Westerson, passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care on Monday, August 13, 2007 at the age of 72 years.
He is the loving father of Conrad (Lori) of Lethbridge and Darrin (Debbie) of Lethbridge and the cherished grandfather of Ryan, Shaun, Shaelin, Dylan and Jolane of Lethbridge.
He is also survived by one brother Robert (Lucille) of Rimbey and one sister Reverend Florence McDonald of Calgary.
He was predeceased by one sister Jean Oliver of Calgary.
Fred was the younger son of Marion and Peter Westerson of Calgary. A born athlete, Fred was a swimmer, diver and gymnast, competing for the Calgary YMCA. He played hockey, baseball, basketball and curled. At age 18 Fred joined the RCMP, retiring as a Staff Sergeant after 25 years. He was stationed in Saskatchewan, the Yukon and spent 21 years in Manitoba. In each posting, Fred lived out his belief that a police officer’s best work is done through active involvement in the community – valuing the connections made with the people he served at hockey practice, in the motorcycle club, at the school concert, or cheering on the little leaguers. He enjoyed a second career as a Fire Investigator for the Province of Alberta. Fred was at his best as a Dad and Grandpa and passed on a rich legacy of parenting skills to his sons. With a great zest for life, Fred enjoyed a good laugh, never missed a chance to rib someone, was always on the move or always fixing something. Fred will live in us in a twinkle of an eye, a shared smile and a lightness of heart that makes us better for having known and loved him.
Heartfelt thanks to the Palliative Care team and to the staff of the St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre, to the personal Care Workers of Lethbridge Family Services and the RN’s and LPN’s from Lethbridge Homecare. Fred would not have been able to spend his last 5 weeks at home without your capable care.
A Service of Remembrance will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Friday, August 17, 2007 at 1:00 P.M.
In memory of Fred, donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.