Obituaries - 

We would like to extend our condolences to those in the community who have recently lost loved ones.  If you Cannot Make It To a Funeral you can send A Condolence E-mail By Clicking on The Highlighted E-mail Link for Each Obituary.

Barry Aleman          1961 – 2020

“Be still and know that I am God..” – Psalm 46:10a  The Lord, in His infinite wisdom and at His time, suddenly took from my side, my beloved husband, a dear father and grandfather on July 2, 2020, at the age of 59 years.  An opportunity to extend Condolences to the family will take place from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm on Monday, July 13, 2020 at NETHERLANDS REFORMED CONGREGATION OF NOBLEFORD, Nobleford, Alberta.  Due to the restrictions surrounding Covid-19, we ask that those who wish to offer their condolences in person text or call 403-315-3606 to book a time.  A private Funeral Service will be held by invite only on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at the NETHERLANDS REFORMED CONGREGATION OF NOBLEFORD, Nobleford, Alberta with Reverend E.C Adams, officiating.  Interment will follow at the Memorial Cemetery of Picture Butte.  For those who wish, please visit http://www.nrcnobleford.ca/, for a live stream of the service.  Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.

Aldean Arnold            1944 – 2020

It is with great sadness that the family of Aldean Rae Arnold announces her passing on Thursday, July 9th, 2020 after a lengthy illness.  Predeceased by her husband, Vernon Arnold in 2010, Aldean is lovingly remembered by her children Dean (Angie), Donna (George) Newman, Doug (Tami) and Dan (Lindy). She will be forever carried in the hearts of her 10 grandchildren, Blake (Kennedy) Andrus, Mackenzie, Cade, Tanner, Ashlynn, Amy and Devyn Arnold, Jack, Tim and Mitchell Newman, and 1 great granddaughter, Kynlee Andrus.  Aldean is also survived by her sisters, Marjorie (Don) Karl, Doreen Jurgens, Pearl Wolfe (Dick Murphy), Faye (Floyd) Orcutt and her brothers, Larry Wolfe and John (Val) Wolfe as well as her brother-in-law Keith (Diane) Arnold and sister-in-law Norma (Wally) Janser. She was predeceased by one brother, Robert Wolfe and 2 sister-in-laws, Shirley Wolfe and Carol McIvor. Her passing is also mourned by her dear friend Arnold Bodie and his family, numerous nieces and nephews, extended family and beloved friends.  Born on May 5, 1944 to Leo Wolfe and Doris Morgan, Aldean was raised with her 7 siblings on a farm south of Foremost, Alberta. She married Vern in 1962 and together they raised their children in Foremost while volunteering tirelessly for the community. Aldean was the Southern Alberta Summer Games athlete co-ordinator for the County of Forty Mile for many years, coached slow-pitch and was a long-time member of the Foremost United Church. She worked for Canada Post for over 25 years, retiring in 2011. She moved to Parkbridge Estates in Lethbridge in 2012.  Mom’s passion was sports. She would try any of them but particularly loved playing slow-pitch with her women’s teams and was a keen track and field competitor, winning many medals in the Summer Games over the years. That competitive spirit was passed down to her children and grandchildren and she spent many happy hours cheering them on in hockey, basketball, softball, and volleyball. Mom was never happier than when she was surrounded by her family or dear friends. She loved people and was well-loved in return.  Her battle with Lupus and Pulmonary Fibrosis was one she fought with courage and dignity. Her family extends sincere thanks to Dr. Charlene Fell and nurse clinician Kirk Mathison for their tireless efforts to give us more time with Mom and also to the Lethbridge Home Care and CBI team for making Mom’s last days as comfortable as possible. As well, we thank her dear friends Bonnie and Joyce, her neighbours at Parkbridge Estates and many others who supported Mom so well over the years.  Please consider, in lieu of flowers, a donation to the Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation in Mom’s name.  A celebration of Aldean’s life will be announced and held at a future date as soon as we can all safely gather together.  Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.

Albert “Al” Albin Braden          November 8th, 1933 – July 4th, 2020 (86)

On Saturday July 4th, 2020, Al Braden went to be with the Lord. He passed away peacefully at St. Therese Villa after a long battle with dementia. His family takes great comfort in knowing Al lived life to the fullest.  Al was born at home on the farm in the Rural Municipality of Tullymet, Saskatchewan. Farm life was always near and dear to him and through the years the passion never disappeared. As a young boy, he also had a passion for building crystal radios. That fascination turned into a collection of over 400 antique radios which he proudly displayed in the basement of his Lethbridge home.  Al went to University in Regina before taking a job with the Royal Bank. He worked in approximately 14 Royal Bank branches throughout Saskatchewan. During this time, Al met and married Vera. They had a reluctance of moving too far from family, which led Al to accept a job with the Alberta based Treasury Branch. After 17 years with the Treasury Branch, Al was approached by a company looking for leadership. This had him moving to Lethbridge, a place that he had fallen in love with years before.  In the mid 1980’s, Al decided to sell his company and retire. He never lost his passion for business, always looking for the next investment or organization to offer his talents. Al and Vera spent the next 30 years travelling Canada, United States, and the world covering all 7 continents.  Al was a pilot in his early years and loved to fly his family to visit friends and relatives. He was an avid curler and has many trophies to attest to this. He was involved with the United Church and at one time would even take on church services, when needed. Al was also active in the Elks, Masonic Lodges, Kinsmen and Rotary Clubs, to name a few. He sponsored children abroad and was on the board of directors for several organizations, including the Lethbridge Therapeutic Riding Association. Al was a humanitarian, always serving the community donating his time and efforts.  Al will be joining his wife Vera Braden in heaven, as well as his parents and Vera’s parents: Bronie and Jean Braden, Milton and Ethel Saunders; brothers Stanley Braden, Ted Braden; brother-in-law David Moleski, Wilmer Saunders, Bill Forester; sisters-in-law Evelyn Braden, Irene Braden and Betty Braden.  Missing Al’s smile and humour are sons: Doug (Lori) Braden, Ray Braden; daughter Brenda Griffiths; grandchildren Amy (Jeff) MacDonald, Becky Griffiths, Denyse (Matt) Welsch, Andrew (Lacey) Murney; great grand-children Clark and Arthur MacDonald, Peyton and Avery Welsch; sister Ella Moleski; brother Arnold (Celina) Braden, brother in-law Frelan (Donna) Saunders; sister-in-law Fern Forester; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  A Visitation will be held on Monday July 13, 2020. To assist in social distancing there will be two different times: Friends at 6:00 – 7:00 PM and Family at 7:00 – 8:00 PM.  Due to the restrictions in place – by the Chief Medical Officer of Health – Funeral Services are now limited in size.  A private family service will be held.  Although we cannot have all of Al’s family and friends attend in person, those who would like to watch the service online can do so at 1:00 pm, on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, by going to http://www.mbfunerals.com and clicking on Al’s obituary. The service will be on-line for a few days to allow everyone to attend virtually or watch at a later time.  In lieu of flowers, those who wish to honour Al’s memory are encouraged to donate in his name to the Lethbridge Therapeutic Riding Association, 24 205015 Hwy 512, Lethbridge County, Alberta T1J 5N8 or Alzheimer Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories, #306, 10430 – 61 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T6H 2J3.  The family are grateful beyond words for the warmth and compassion shown by the staff St. Therese Villa.  Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.

CALDWELL, Eileen Leavurn            September 7, 1923 – July 7, 2020

Caldwell, Eileen of Champion, passed away peacefully at the Dulcina Hospice in Calgary on July 7, 2020 at the age of 96 years and 10 months.  Eileen is survived by her daughter, Marie Greaves of Airdrie as well as several grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews and many good friends. She was predeceased by her husband Rex, her sons Leslie and Keith, her parents Percy and Leavurn Myers, her sisters: Margaret Osness and Blanche Kitchen, brothers-in-law: Warren Osness and Gerry Kitchen, her brother Ellwood Myers and sister-in-law Dorothy Myers as well as nephews Stuart and Lloyd Myers and Robert Snowdon and son-in-law Ron Greaves.  Eileen’s family wish to thank the doctors and nurses at the Dulcina Hospice for the kindness and high quality care she received during her brief stay.  Family Inurnment was held at the Champion Cemetery.  Any tributes in Eileen’s memory can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 110-1525 Carling Ave., Ottawa, ON, K1Z 8R9.  Arrangements in care of Vulcan Funeral Home.  Telephone 1-403-485-2633.  E-mail condolences through http://www.vulcanfuneralhome.ca

CRYING HEAD

BRANDON ROSS CRYING HEAD, passed away in Lethbridge, AB on Sunday, July 5, 2020 at the age of 24 years.  A Wake Service will be held at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Wednesday, July 15th, from 3:00 – 6:00 pm. continuing all night at Harrison’s house in Lavern, AB.  The Funeral Service will be held at New Life Fellowship Church in Little Chicago, Blood Reserve, AB on Thursday, July 16th, 2020 at 11:00 am.  To send condolences please visit http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca

DONALDSON

It is with broken hearts that the family of GEORGIA GAYE DONALDSON announce her passing at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at the age of 71 years.  Georgia is survived by her two sons, Corey of Lethbridge and Chris (Marnie) of West Vancouver BC; much loved grandchildren, Zoe and Jax Donaldson of West Vancouver BC; sister Ger (Derrick) Blasco of Surrey, BC and their children, Brad and Heather; and very special Aunt Louise Collar (Aunt Booie) of Fort Macleod.  Georgia was one of those people who made everyone feel special and loved, and in turn she had many, many friends the world over. But some of her ‘special girls’ were Sonia (Don) Fields, Judy Matlock and Donna Wiebe, whom she loved as family. She was close to Courtney and Lindsay Field and Amy Harris, to whom she was their ‘Aunt Georgia’. Georgia was predeceased by her parents, George and Gladys (Pearson) Milley, brother Gary Milley, grandparents George and Sadie (McNeil) Milley and Stewart and Emily (Pike) Milley as well as many aunts and uncles and very special uncle Jim Collar.  A kind and generous soul who will be greatly missed, Georgia was born on January 28, 1949 in Fort Macleod Alberta to George and Gladys (Pearson) Milley. After she graduated from Fort Macleod High School she went to University in Victoria, BC. Georgia worked for many years at the Dept.of Environment in Lethbridge before going to work as a Manager at Training Inc where she stayed for 25 years. Our life will never be the same without our very dear mother, sister, niece and loving friend who was truly in charge of the whole family. Georgia has crossed over to the other shore to live in peace forever more.  Thank you to Dr.Smutz, Dr.Roth, Dr.Walsh and all the wonderful nurses in 4B who took such loving care of her in her final days.  At Georgia’s request, no formal funeral will be held.  To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com

HEAVY SHIELDS

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our Father, Brother, Uncle, Son and Grandpa, Rudy Morton Heavy Shields. Rudy was born at the Blood Indian Hospital on September 22, 1964. At the age of 55 years old he passed away on July 8, 2020 at the Cardston Hospital. Rudy is survived by his children: RJ Heavy Shields (Charmaine), Cody Fox (Mary), Shaw Scout (Bailey), Arlene ATM, and Todd ATM; his father: Ed Heavy Shields (Deanna); his grandchildren: Cohen, Paisley, Conner, Callie, Weston, Marie, JR, Aiden, Kodi Bree, Fallyn, Hayden, Eddie, Khyler, Larrissa, Tanita, Otis, Silver, Kip Roze, and Marley; his siblings: Les (Emily) Heavy Shields, Darlene (Jim) Plume, Twylla Joy (Lance) Little Shields, Paul (Nadine) Good Striker, and Kenny Weasel Head; his second mom: Emily (Muggs) Good Striker; and his bestfriend/brother: Duke Rabbit. He was predeceased by his mother: Marion Rose Heavy Shields; his brother: Murray Heavy Shields; his sister: Gina Heavy Shields; and his grandparents: Frank and Beatrice Good Striker, Eddie and Adelaide Heavy Shields. Rudy attended Cardston Elementary and High School. Rudy excelled in the sport of Hockey and Rodeo. His hockey career was spent playing in Kainai Minor Hockey, Jr. B – Golden Chief, Braves, Chiefs and Bandits to name a few. Rudy’s love for Rodeo saw him at many High School Champion finals as well as the IRCA Rodeo. Rudy’s employment included; Blood Tribe Recreation – Minor Hockey Co-ordinator and Ice Maker. Rudy truly loved this type of work as he was able to work with children as this was one of Rudy’s passions. Rudy’s current employment was with the Blood Tribe Public Works as Road Surveyor and he was very proud to obtain a long term employment award in 2018 for his 20 years of service. Rudy’s greatest passion and love were his grandchildren, nieces and nephews and most recently his great nieces and nephews. Rudy was the greatest and coolest uncle and had a special place in his heart for them. He made every effort to attend their school sports whether it was hockey or basketball. Rudy we will miss you and you will forever remain in our hearts. Rudy’s last few years were spent in and out of the hospital and we would like to thank Dr. Clarke, Ivana Roe and the Cardston Hospital Staff for the excellent care they provided to Rudy during his many stays at the hospital. A Wake Service will be held at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Tuesday, July 14th, from 4:00 – 8:00 pm. A Viewing will be held on Wednesday, July 15th, from 9:30 – 11:00 with a Funeral Service to follow at 11:00 am. Interment in St. Paul’s Cemetery.  To WATCH the Service online or send condolences, please visit http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca

SPEAR CHIEF

ZAN RENEE SPEAR CHIEF passed away in Lethbridge, AB on July 5, 2020 at the age of 48 years. A Wake Service will be held at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Thursday, July 16th from 4:00 – 8:00 pm. A Family Service will be at 11:00 am. with interment at St. Catherine’s Cemetery.  To WATCH the service Online or to send condolences please visit http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca

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