KENNETH "Fuji – the candyman" FURUKAWA, beloved husband of Doris, passed away on Saturday, August 11, 2012.
Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.
Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home Ltd.
703-13 Street North
Lethbridge, AB T1H 2T2
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MARIANO “MARIO” BISCAGLIA
He was a loving and much loved husband, father, and grandfather and a friend to many. Mariano “Mario” Biscaglia husband of Antonia (Cassin) Biscaglia passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Unit on Thursday, August 9th, 2012 following a short illness.
Mariano was born on May 5th, 1923 in Lasino, Trento, Italy to Vigilio and Paolina (Pedrini) Biscaglia. He was raised and educated in Italy. During his military service he was taken as a prisoner of war and spent time in a concentration camp.
Mariano arrived in Lethbridge on Christmas Day 1948 to begin a new life. He worked briefly on a farm and then was a coal miner at the Coalhurst mine and the Number 8 mine. In 1956, Mariano started working for the City of Lethbridge where he worked in various positions, including foreman in the Parks and Recreation Department, until his retirement in 1984.
Mariano is survived by his wife of 56 years, Antonia and their two daughters Marisa (Ken) Hakstol and Lindy (Bob) Horvath, all of Lethbridge. His three grandsons Kyle Horvath, Rhys Hakstol and Keilan Hakstol were his pride and joy. He is also survived by his brother Fedele(Bruna) Biscaglia of Lasino, Trento, Italy and nieces and nephews in Lethbridge and Italy.
He was predeceased by his parents Vigilio and Paolina (Pedrini) Biscaglia, his sister Gina Ceschini, his sister-in-law and brother-in-law Maria and Paolo Infanti, and his nephew Luigino Infanti.
Mariano was an avid gardener and spent most daylight hours in the summer out in his garden. He prided himself on his garden and shared its yields with many. He spent time during many summers travelling to the Okanagan Valley with his family where they relaxed and picked fruit before heading back home.
He was always willing to lend a hand and welcomed family and friends into his home. Mariano was a hard worker who provided for his family. He had a great sense of humor and was a truly wonderful person. His family and true friends will miss him dearly.
Special thanks to the home care nurses and palliative care doctors and nurses who provided exemplary care to Mariano during his illness.
A Prayer Service will be held at ST. BASILS CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 – 13th Street North, Lethbridge, Alberta, on Monday, August 13, 2012 at 7:00 PM, with Alice Takacs officiating.
A Funeral Mass will be held at ST. BASILS CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 – 13th Street North, Lethbridge on Tuesday, August 14th at 10:30 AM with Reverend Kevin Tumback, Celebrant. Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Mariano’s memory may be made to St. Michael’s Palliative Care Unit 1400 - 9 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 4V5.
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Marie Noella Majolaine Rempel
Nee Lefebvre, Nee Charlebois
24 December 1941 – 10 August 2012
Surrounded by family and knowing she was well loved - Marge passed way after a massive stroke. Marge was predeceased by her first husband Bernard Lefebvre, daughter Francine, parents Archange and Rollande Charlebois, Brother John and his wife Marilyn, and brother in law George Ware. Marge is survived by her sister Francine, brothers Roger (Hugette), Raymond (Theresa). Left to mourn her passing are her children, Mike (Karen), Helen (Frank), Jocelyn (Dale), Norman (Tammy), and Claude. She was Memere to 14 Grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. She will be missed by numerous nieces and nephews and friends across Canada.
Marge was a people person. She enjoyed meeting people and engaging them in conversation. Her family was the centre of her universe and she was the hub of ours. She will be missed by all.
In accordance with her wishes, she will be laid to rest with her daughter Francine at a memorial service to be held in Red Deer on 8 September, 2012.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Marge’s name can be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation.
MATTIE PLAITED HAIR
"MATOOMIINI" (FIRST BERRY)
BORN: March 6, 1934
DIED: August 4, 2012
It is with tremendous sorrow that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother, aunt and friend, the late Mrs. Mattie Plaited Hair. Mattie is survived by her children: Travis (Veronica) Plaited Hair, Pat (Dawn) Standing Alone, Bruce Standing Alone, Sally Plaited Hair and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is survived by her sister-in-law Phyllis Plaited Hair and lifelong friend Pete Standing Alone, the Rider, Yellow Old Woman, Delaney, Bare Shin Bone, Tailfeathers, Wadsworth, Black Water, Big Head, Many Guns and Plaited Hair families.
Mattie was born on the Blood Reserve and lived a productive life among her family and extended families. She was a proud member of the Blood Tribe and was raised in the traditional ways of her people. She was one of the women who carried on with the teachings of our Blackfoot ways through her support and guidance. Mattie was a happy person who made everyone around her feel safe and at ease. She was a very unselfish and giving person who was kind, gentle and generous.
Mattie enjoyed the company of people as she visited many relatives and friends during her lifetime. She would share stories and was always there to lend a helping hand. Nearly everyone felt at ease with her laughter and smile lifted the spirits of those around her. Mattie worked alongside family and friends in a number of occupations, but enjoyed being at home the most.
During the annual Sundance, Mattie shared her knowledge by helping to maintain the camp of her parents. She cooked, cleaned and did whatever was needed to keep the camp in order. She was very supportive of the Horn and Mootokiiks Society members and all those who spent their time at the camp. In later years, Mattie suffered a stroke and then resided at the Fort Macleod Extended Care facility. She got along extremely well with all staff. When people went to visit her, she would greet them by saying "I love you". She would often begin singing the old Hank Williams and Johnny Horton songs, but it was one song that was her favorite: it was ‘Good Night Irene"
Good night Mattie: May you watch over each and every one of us until we meet again.
Mattie Plaited Hair was predeceased by her parents Bob Plaited Hair and Paula Rider, step mother Mrs. Many Guns, Dora Plaited Hair, Amy Plaited Hair, Annie Bare Shin Bone, May Prairie Chicken, Adam Delaney, Charlie Davidson, Sidney Plaited Hair, George Plaited Hair, Sophie Plaited Hair, Peter Big Head and Richard First Charger as well as various relations and friends from the Blackfoot Confederacy and surrounding communities.
A family service will be held at EDEN’S FUNERAL HOME, 2424-5th Ave., on Monday, August 13, 2012 at 5:00 P.M. A Wake Service will follow at the OLD SAIPOYI SCHOOL GYM from 7:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M., Standoff, AB. The Funeral Service will be held at ST. PAUL’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, Moses Lake, AB on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 11:00 A.M., with Reverend Andrew Horne, Officiating. Interment to follow in St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Standoff, AB.
Eden's Funeral Home and Crematorium
2424 - 5 Avenue
Fort Macleod, AB
MR. STANLEY "STAN" McCULLOCH of Lethbridge, formerly of Coutts, beloved husband of Mrs. Karen McCulloch, passed away on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at the age of 79 years.
Besides his beloved wife Karen, Stan is survived by his children Deb (John) Wolosuk, Gary (Cindy) McCulloch, and Judi McCulloch; step-children Scott, Rick (Jane), Rob (Catherine), Deanne (Jose), and Shelley (Dave); grandchildren Lesli, Julia (Keith), Ami (Tyler), Jennifer, Adam (Nicole), Stan (Kim), Cody (Jessica), Trista, Kyle (Jen), Aaron (Kelly), Casey, Dan, Amanda, Craig, Luke, Josh, and Arianna; great-grandchildren Marissa, Layla, Kassidy, Colter, Alexandra, Riley and Conner; mother of his children and good friend Bebe Rutledge; brothers and sisters Jim (Marg), Leonard (Marlene) McCulloch, and Marilee McTavish; sister-in-law Ann; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and cousins.
Stan was predeceased by his son Bob, parents Sandy & Ivy, brothers Howard and Ernie, and son-in-law Lawson.
Stan was born in Calgary, but lived his life on the farm east of Coutts. He was a natural-born farmer and a mechanic before he knew what the word meant. His belief was that there was nothing you couldn’t do or build if you put your mind to it. He instilled these same values in his children. Stan was a hard worker and was always willing to lend a hand to a friend or neighbor in need. He put his heart and soul into the land and his family, raising four children with Bebe. After he and Bebe parted ways, he met Karen. Love at first sight pretty much describes what happened then. They shared 28 marvelous years together. Stan spent the past 13 years battling 4 different types of cancer, as well as Parkinson’s disease. He faced it all bravely and without complaint. He is an inspiration and will be greatly missed.
A Celebration of Stan’s Life will be held at 12:00pm on Monday, August 20, 2012 at COUNTRY KITCHENS CATERING, 1715 Mayor Magrath Dr South, Lethbridge.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the staff at St. Michael’s Health Care Centre. They also wish memorial donations be made to St. Michael’s Health Centre Foundation, 1400 – 9 Ave South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4V5.
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610 - 4 Street South
Lethbridge, AB T1J 4P3
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