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Tuesday September 10, 2013


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on September 12, 2013.

ALBERT WIEBE
1927 ~ 2013
Mr. Albert Wiebe beloved husband of Mrs. Alma Wiebe passed away on Monday, September 9, 2013 at the Chinook Regional Hospital at the age of 86 years.
Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.
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Martin Bros. Funeral Chapels Ltd.
610 – 4 Street South
Lethbridge, AB T1J 4P3
Phone: (403)328-2361  Fax: (403)382-3623
Toll Free: 1-800-382-2901
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ALICE DUNK
1911 ~ 2013
Alice Mildred Dunk, beloved wife of the late Forest Dunk of Warner, passed away on Friday, September 6, at the age of 102 years.
Alice has been away from her home at Warner for several years, having made the decision at age 94 to seek an easier environment in Lethbridge. She lived first at Blue Sky Lodge and moved later to the Golden Acres Lodge which offered additional care. There she celebrated her 100th birthday but shortly thereafter suffered a broken hip which left her confined to a wheelchair. Since then she has received excellent care from dedicated supportive staff at Fairmont Extendicare.
Alice was born June 26, 1911 at Duluth Minnesota, and at the age of three, moved to the Warner district with her parents Myrtle and Frank Coombs. Warner was her home for over ninety years. She attended Warner public and high school, was married to the love of her life in 1930, and moved to the family farm in the United Prairie district east of Warner. After farming for 43 years and raising a family of three, Alice and Forest retired to the village of Warner in the 1970’s.
Alice was predeceased by her husband Forest in 1989; an infant daughter Lois Marie, in 1932; her eldest son Sherman, in 2007; her son-in-law Ron Watmough in 2008; daughter-in-law Lil Dunk in 2011; one granddaughter, Jennifer Hill; one great-granddaughter, Santanna Watmough; and all three brothers, Ben Coombs of Brooks, Bill Coombs of Ottawa and Dean Coombs of Taber.
Surviving are one daughter, Ethel Watmough of Lethbridge; one son, Elton (Carol) Dunk of Edmonton; eight grandchildren; seventeen great -grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. Also left are one sister, Goldie Dickson of Vancouver; and four sisters-in-law: Kaye Coombs of Brooks, Judy Coombs of Ottawa, Lois Dunk of Shelby, Montana, and Velma Peters, Hemingway, South Carolina.
In accordance with her wishes, mother will be cremated and there will be no funeral service held. She has asked for a Graveside Service, which will be at Warner Cemetery on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 11:00 am.
Should you so wish, memorial donations may be sent to Warner Cemetery, Box 223, Warner, AB, T0K 2L0, or to a charity of your choice.
Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.
Martin Bros. Funeral Chapels Ltd.
610 – 4 Street South
Lethbridge, AB T1J 4P3
Phone: (403)328-2361  Fax: (403)382-3623
Toll Free: 1-800-382-2901
http://www.mbfunerals.com

ANNIE HELEN BLOOD
1960 ~ 2013
Mrs. Annie Blood, beloved wife of Mr. Michael Blood, passed away on Saturday, August 31, 2013 at the age of 52 years.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL with Father M. Bernard officiating.
Send condolences at
http://www.mbfunerals.com.
Martin Bros. Funeral Chapels Ltd.
610 – 4 Street South
Lethbridge, AB T1J 4P3
Phone: (403)328-2361  Fax: (403)382-3623
Toll Free: 1-800-382-2901
http://www.mbfunerals.com

GEORGE POHN passed away September 8, 2013 peacefully in his sleep at LRH after suffering from a stroke. George was born March 19, 1932
 in Austria and immigrated to Canada with his family in 1956. After initially landing in Pincher Creek, George and family settled in Lethbridge.
George had a great love of hunting and the outdoors and received a lifetime membership to the Lethbridge Fish & Wildlife Association for
his contributions. He enjoyed his annual trips up north to hunt with his hunting buddies Peter, Ed, Eugene and Nick.
His home was filled with trophies from his hunting adventures. George loved camping with his wife and in recent years,
spending time in their lovely back yard together. George’s dog Wally was his constant companion. In retirement, George also developed a love for baking and making his own wine. George and Gertrude recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. George was predeceased by his son, George Pohn Jr. George is survived by his loving wife, Gertrude, daughters Rosemary (John) and Veronica (Pat), son Peter (Nancy), daughter in law Darlene, and grandchildren David, Jasmin, Richard, Dani, Michael, and George. George and Gertrude also have 5 great grandchildren. At George’s request there will be no funeral service, instead a gathering of family and close friends in weeks to come. In lieu of flowers donations to the Heart & Stroke foundation.

GLENNDA BALLIN
1948 ~ 2013
Mrs. Glennda Ballin of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. Henry Ballin, passed away on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at the Chinook Regional Hospital at the age of 64 years.
Family and friends are invited to pay their respects from 7:00pm to 8:00pm on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th Street South, Lethbridge.
A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH, 1011 4 Ave South, Lethbridge with Reverend Ruth Preston Schilk, officiating. Interment to follow in Archmount Cemetery.
Send condolences at
http://www.mbfunerals.com.
Martin Bros. Funeral Chapels Ltd.
610 – 4 Street South
Lethbridge, AB T1J 4P3
Phone: (403)328-2361  Fax: (403)382-3623
Toll Free: 1-800-382-2901
http://www.mbfunerals.com

JACOB “JAKE” PETKER
1938 ~ 2013
Jacob Cornelius Petker passed away peacefully Friday, September 6, 2013 after a lengthy illness.
He was born October 10, 1938 in Coaldale, AB, the youngest of seven children born to Cornelius and Margareta Petker. Jake lived and farmed in the Coaldale area all his life.
He is predeceased by his parents, sisters Annie (Reimer) and Elizabeth, brother Peter, two brothers in infancy and two nieces. He is survived by brother Corny (Mary), brother-in-law Nick Reimer, sister-in-law Helen Petker, and seventeen nieces and nephews and their families.
Jake will be laid to rest in the COALDALE CEMETERY Mennonite Section at 10:00am on Friday, September 13, 2013.
A Celebration of his life will follow at 11:00am at the COALDALE MENNONITE BRETHREN CHURCH, 2114 18th Street, Coaldal.
He will be missed by all who knew him.
Send condolences at
http://www.mbfunerals.com.
Martin Bros. Funeral Chapels Ltd.
610 – 4 Street South
Lethbridge, AB T1J 4P3
Phone: (403)328-2361  Fax: (403)382-3623
Toll Free: 1-800-382-2901
http://www.mbfunerals.com

MARGARET JORDAN
1914 ~ 2013
Mrs. Margaret Jordan of Lethbridge, beloved companion of Dr. Ted Crapnell, passed away peacefully after a short illness on Thursday, September 5, 2013 at the age of 82 years.
Marg was born in Edmonton and was raised on the family farm nearby, the second youngest of eight children. She knew what work was and carried that work ethic through her life. Marg met and married Doug Jordan in 1951 and spent 53 happy years together even when Doug battled heart disease and a stroke. She was a special caregiver never worrying about herself. Doug passed in 2004 but earlier in March her youngest daughter Sharon passed while awaiting surgery for a second liver transplant. However, due to her strong character she was able to see the positives in life and continued to be the heart of our family. Her easy going and positive outlook on life led her to meet a loving companion, Ted Crapnell in 2006. Together they shared a love of travel, bowling, outings with friends, family occasions and sports. Both enjoyed watching curling, football, golf, hockey and Saturday and Sunday morning soccer games which enhanced their companionship and spunky competitive nature. Her smile lit up a room and no matter what event she attended, she always managed to be in the spotlight. Anyone who had the pleasure of knowing this kind and generous woman is aware of the incredible light she shone on those around her. Her happiest moments were spent with her family laughing and joking about everyday life. Her most precious treasures were her grandchildren Pam and Mike and seeing them marry their spouses and then producing her great-grandchildren made her smile even when her cancer advanced. We will miss this treasure of a woman so much.
Besides her loving companion Dr. Ted Crapnell, Marg is survived by her daughter Margaret Ann (Larry) Lazaruk; son-in-law Mike Gabourie; grandchildren Mike (Rebecca) Lazaruk and Pam (Brent) Banack; great- grandchildren Ben and Hanna Lazaruk and Amiah Banack; her sister-in-law Lorraine (Jack) Virgin and Sue Jordan; and Ted’s children Kirsten (Zach) Rosenthal, Lisa (Ross) MacKay, and Jeff (Joanne) Crapnell; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families.
Marg was predeceased by her husband Robert “Doug” Jordan; daughter Sharon Conley; her parents Hendrika and Derek J.A. Radstaak; brothers Joes (Sally), John (Jean), Bill (May); sisters Ann (Simon), Rita (Henry), Wilhemina and Dena (Bill); her brother-in-law Ewart Jordan; and her mother and father-in-law Gwen and Ewart E Jordan.
A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, September 13th, 2013 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th Street South, Lethbridge with Reverend Hugh Jack, officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Michaels Palliative Care, 1400 9th Ave South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4V5.
Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.
Martin Bros. Funeral Chapels Ltd.
610 – 4 Street South
Lethbridge, AB T1J 4P3
Phone: (403)328-2361  Fax: (403)382-3623
Toll Free: 1-800-382-2901
http://www.mbfunerals.com

MOTTERSHEAD
MR. GARY JAMES MOTTERSHEAD, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital, with his family by his side on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at the age of 79 years.
A Celebration of Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive, Lethbridge, AB on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor George Takashima officiating.
In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer Society of Lethbridge 402, 740 – 4 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 0N9

WEHLAGE
MRS. MARIE WEHLAGE, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, September 8, 2013 at the age of 98 years.
She is the loving mother of Cecile (Bernard) Poelzer of Milk River, grandchildren; Marie (Chad) Ormston of Lethbridge, Kathleen (James) Carlin of Calgary and great grandson Anthony Carlin of Calgary.
She is also survived by brother-in-law Elmer (Marjorie) Wehlage.
Marie was predeceased by her husband Arthur Wehlage, son Mark Wehlage, Parents Ferdinand and Angela Stelten, siblings; Olive (Albert), Ed (Lillian), Clarence, Martin, Ted, brothers-in-law; Albert (Olive), Ben, Ed (Yvonne), sisters-in-law Louise and Hilda (Francis).
She was born on June 7, 1915 on the family farm located in the Allerston, Alberta region. Marie weighed 3 pounds, was put in her dad’s shoe box on the oven door to keep warm and fed with an eye dropper. Miraculously she lived for another amazing 98 years.
Marie attended the Melfort School and completed her education at St. Mary’s in Calgary. After completing her teaching certificate, she taught at Watt School and at Melfort School.
In 1940 she married Arthur Wehlage, Cecile and Mark were born soon after completing their family. In 1947 the family moved to the Masinasin district to farm. Marie substitute taught at the Masinasin school for years. Marie enjoyed living on the farm, gardening, crafts, decorating wedding and other cakes. She was a very helpful lady looking after many people in the community.
In 1982, Arthur and Marie moved to Milk River where she resided until she moved to the View in 2007.
Marie will be greatly missed by her family and friends
A Prayer Vigil will be held at St. Peter’s Catholic Church – 321 Main Street, Milk River, AB on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 7:00 P.M.
A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Milk River, AB on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Dominic Nguyen celebrant.
Interment to follow the reception at the Allerston Cemetery

Bob Weir
1917 – 2013
 The family of the late Robert Weir wish to announce that his address changed on Thursday, September 5, 2013. Formerly of Bow Island, he now resides in the Robert Weir Mansion, welcomed to the community of Heaven by his Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ and by numerous family and friends who have made Heaven home before him. He was 95 years.
 Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at the Evangelical Free Church, 214 – 4 Avenue West, Bow Island on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.
 A private burial service will be held at the Bow Island Cemetery prior to the funeral service.
 The Funeral Service will be held at the Evangelical Free Church, 214 – 4 Avenue West, Bow Island on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 2:00 P.M.
Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
 Bob will be deeply missed by Dorothy, his beloved wife of almost seventy three years and their three children Jim (Phyllis) Weir of Brooks, Roy Weir of Brooks and Merrilyn Strom (Stephen Smith) of Medicine Hat; daughter-in-law Laina Weir of Ames, Wisconsin and by his eleven precious grandchildren Kristene (Norris) Hirch of Bow Island, Jerry (Bonnie) Weir of Osoyoos, British Columbia, Tammy (Koos) Wysbeek of Lethbridge, Bonnie
(Andrew) Payne of Carman, Manitoba, Loretta (Percy) Foley of Stettler, Rachel Weir of Brooks, Robert (Sarah) Weir of Scandia, Melanie Strom (James
Karras) of Taber, Barry (Jennifer) Strom of Lethbridge, Oscar (Christy) Strom of Lethbridge and Kyle Strom of Calgary; thirty one great grandchildren and ten great great grandchildren. He also leaves to cherish his memory, his sister Lois Appleton of Taber and his brother Tom Weir of Vancouver, British Columbia; brother-in-law Jim Wallwork of Bow Island as well as numerous nieces, nephews and many dear friends.
 He was predeceased by his parents Mildred (nee McKnight) and Earl Weir; son Bill Weir; daughter-in-law Beverley Weir; son-in-law Barry Strom Sr.; great grandson Gabriel Strom; four sisters, one brother and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
 Bob was born in Medicine Hat on November 28, 1917. He grew up in a family of eight children near Grassy Lake. He met Dorothy while they were both working at the John Neil sheep ranch south of Burdett and they were married on September 21, 1940. Bob joined the Armed Forces in World War II and was sent to England and Germany. In 1949, they moved to Cowe¹s Ranch beside the river north of Bow Island and raised their own sheep. Later, they built a house on a parcel of land closer to town and moved there with their family.
Bob¹s granddaughter, Kristene, was teaching young children in Sunday School and asked him to be her helper. It was there he became known as Uncle Bob.
He loved children and he always had a pocketful of mints to pass out to anyone who asked, most especially to his grandchildren and the Sunday School kids. He and Dorothy ³retired² from farming and moved into Bow Island where they began janitoring the Bow Island Elementary School and later helped janitor at Cherry Coulee Christian Academy. Dorothy, at the age of ninety, after again ³retiring², decided they could deliver papers and so began three years of delivering the Lethbridge Herald to their Bow Island customers, Dorothy driving and Bob delivering! They could often be seen in their blue car driving slowly along the highway or a secondary road picking up cans and bottles in the ditches. Bob had decided he would use all the money they collected to support needy children around the world which he did for many years. He loved to walk and spent hours walking all over their farm land caring for the sheep, changing irrigation pipes or checking crops. Up until a week before his passing, Bob walked the halls almost daily at Long Term and prior to that at the Lodge. He also enjoyed bowling, woodworking, being outdoors, doing yard work in the summer and shoveling the sidewalks in winter. Bob and Dorothy lived on their own until October 2010 when they moved into the Pleasant View Lodge in Bow Island. Dorothy was moved to Long Term Care in April of 2012 and Bob joined her there at the end of July, 2013. He also loved to go for drives and often went with his granddaughter, Tammy, or his daughter, Merrilyn. The last ride he took was two weeks before he went home to be with his Heavenly Father. He was a kind, loving, faithful and generous man and he will be missed by all those who knew and loved him.
 If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Bob¹s name may be made directly to Cherry Coulee Christian Academy, Box 10370, Bow Island, Alberta T0K 0G0 or to the Southern Alberta Bible Camp, Box 99, Lomond, Alberta T0L 1G0.
 Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403)
223-8778.   

Frank Donkerbroek
1966 – 2013
Frank Donkerbroek of Lethbridge, passed away in Calgary on Sunday, September 8, 2013 at the age of 46 years.
 Further information including service details will follow once arrangements have been finalized.
 Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403)
223-8778

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