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Tuesday September 17, 2013


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on September 17, 2013.

BEASLEY
Bernice Marie Beasley passed away at the Adaptacare Personal Care Home on Thursday, September, 12th, 2013 at the age of 102 years. Adaptacare was her home for the last 12 years and received excellent care.
Bernice was born in Lethbridge on January 31st, 1911 to Wilfred and Anna Marie Beasley.   She was raised and educated in Lethbridge. She was predeceased by both her parents and her only brother, Chess.
Bernice is survived by her Niece, Kathryn Tanner and her two boys, Gregory and Martin Tanner, all of British Columbia.
Bernice entered the business world and her first employment was the Galt Hospital for a short period.   She then secured a position with the Lethbridge Northern Irrigation District for a period. She then applied to Alberta Department Of Agriculture securing a position of Secretary Bookkeeper, attaining after a few years the position as Office Manager which she held for 45 years.   She took early retirement from the government and took a position with the Lethbridge Northern Irrigation District again handling their books for the next five years and finally retired.
 She was lady of deep faith and convictions.    She handled the books at St. Patrick’s Rectory for many years as well as help the Clergy when they required someone to do their books.
Visited parishioners in the hospital and those house bound and couldn’t get out.    She brought much joy to many people lives, especially if they were in need of a friend or help. An unconditional true friend indeed.
 She was an avid reader, a very good Bridge player and was in the same Bridge Club for 60 years plus.   A Girl Guide Leader for many years and attended most of their functions when possible.
She travelled extensively with tour groups or simply on her own and delighted to give a detailed account of her trips.
 Always enjoyed birthday celebrations. Christmas and New Year’s get togethers and many other functions.
 She always said: Each day is a new beginning another chance to learn more about ourselves, to care more about others, to laugh more than we did, to accomplish more than we thought we could, to be more than we were before.
 We wish to thank the staff of Adaptacare with gratitude for the excellent care and love Bernice received during the 12 years in their charge. We also wish to thank Fr. Francis for administering the spiritual needs for her journey to her eternal home. To the doctors for attending to her medical requirements.
 A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback Celebrant.  Cremation to follow.
Honoured to Serve
Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematorium
2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South
Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1
Telephone ~ (403) 381-7777
Fax ~ (403) 381-3128
Toll Free ~ 1-(888)-381-7778
care@cornerstonefh.ca

BODIE
MARY BODIE, of Coaldale, beloved wife of the late Alex Bodie, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Sept 11, 2013 at the age of 87.
A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at ST. AMBROSE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1513 23rd Avenue, Coaldale, Alberta, on Tuesday, September 17th, 2013 at 10:30 A.M. with Father Thomas Vadassery, Celebrant.
A private family interment will take place.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a food bank or a charity of your choice.
Honoured to Serve
Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematorium
2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South
Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1
Telephone ~ (403) 381-7777
Fax ~ (403) 381-3128
Toll Free ~ 1-(888)-381-7778
care@cornerstonefh.ca

DOROTHY MUELLER
1917 ~ 2013
Mrs. Dorothy Mueller, beloved wife of the late Mr. Lloyd Mueller, passed away on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at the age of 96 years.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th Street South, Lethbridge.
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

LEISHMAN
FRANCES IRENE LEISHMAN passed away in Lethbridge on Friday, September 13, 2013, at the age of 96 years, beloved wife of the late Wallace Leishman.
Friends may meet the family on Thursday, September 19 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13 Street North, Lethbridge or prior to the Funeral Service from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m.
The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, September 20, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, MOUNTAIN HEIGHTS CHAPEL, 175 Rocky Mountain Blvd. West, Lethbridge.
Interment to follow in the Cardston Cemetery at 3:00 p.m.
Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home Ltd.
703-13 Street North
Lethbridge, AB   T1H 2T2
Phone: (403) 382-3601
Fax: (403) 320-1492
Email:  condolences@generationsfh.ca
Sign guest book:  http://www.generationsfh.ca

LEONARD VERNON SCHEIBNER
1926 ~ 2013
Leonard Vernon Scheibner of Lethbridge (Coaldale), beloved husband for almost 66 years of Mary Scheibner, passed away suddenly, but peacefully on September 14, 2013 at the age of 87 years.
Len was born in Bassano and grew up on the family ranch at Gem, Alberta. On finishing high school in Bassano, he attended Tech (SAIT) and qualified as a Journeyman Electrician. He married Mary Redekopp on November 26, 1947. Later they moved to Fort Macleod and then to Coaldale in 1951. Len had a varied work career ranging from electrical to telephone lineman to television at CJLH TV when it began broadcasting in 1955. From there his career took a different route through a short stint selling cars at Enerson’s and finally ending in the telephone sector working for Automatic Electric/Microtel/Novatel. His hobbies and interests were as varied as his work, ranging from hockey, amateur (ham) radio, bowling, horse shoes, woodworking, computer, to The Young and The Restless. Len had a long retirement spent with the love of his life, Mary, and their large extended family. His involvement with service began with his being part of the Civil Defense in Coaldale and continued through Rotary, Ham Radio Clubs, Seniors Group, Horseshoe Clubs, Church and helping his kids, grandkids, and great -grandkids with their various projects.
Besides his loving wife Mary, Len is survived by his son Larry (Virgen Napoles Alarcon), son-in-law Barry Morcom (Alma Lynn), daughters Diane Scheibner (Bill King), Debbie Middleton (Mark Giffin), Bonnie Hart (Patrick). He has been blessed with many grandchildren: Terry (Sandy), Heather (Ritchie), Avi, Amber (Jared), Arren (Buck), Brandon (Kim), Bryan, Raulito (Yunia) Sarah (Chris), Brenda (Aaron) and great-grandchildren: Rayna-Lynn (Trig), Kenzie, Kourtney, Owen, Maryssa, Emry, Calum, Armin, Gilbert, Lily-Anne, Katerina-Maria, Sebastiaan (Bas), Christine (Ineke), Willem, Isabella, and Oliver. Len is also survived by his sisters-in-law Mildred Scheibner, Doris Scheibner and Betty Scheibner as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families.
He was predeceased by his parents Henry and Annie Belle, his brothers Maurice, Lawrence and Clarence, sisters Viola and Rosie and his daughter Norma.
A family funeral will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at MOUNTAIN VIEW MEMORIAL GARDENS east of Calgary, 17 Ave. S.E. at Garden Road, 1515 100 Street SE, Calgary, with Pastor Michael Ward officiating. Interment will follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Salvation Army, 317 5 Street South, Lethbridge.
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

SPENCE
GAIL IRENE SPENCE of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Arvid Spence, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 12th, 2013 at the age of 70 years.
Gail was born to Ken and Edna Lougheed on September 23rd, 1942 in Dundurn, Saskatchewan.
She is survived by her two daughters, Sherry Myers and Shelley Spence (Nicholas Pemberton). She will also be remembered by her grandchildren: Afton, Devon, William, Alexander and Rachel; her brother Ken Lougheed; brothers-in-law Presley Spence (Winnie), Orville Spence (Betty) and many nieces and nephews.
A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, September 21st from 2:00 to 4:00 pm during a gathering at her home (1706 – 23rd Ave. North).
If friends desire they can make a donation in her name to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317-10 St. S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 2M7. The family would like to thank the staff at Saint Michael’s Palliative Care Unit.
Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home Ltd.
703-13 Street North
Lethbridge, AB   T1H 2T2
Phone: (403) 382-3601
Fax: (403) 320-1492
Email:  condolences@generationsfh.ca
Sign guest book:  http://www.generationsfh.ca

THEKLA EHNES
1921 ~ 2013
Thekla Eva Ehnes of Lethbridge Alberta passed away at Edith Cavell Care Centre on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at the age of 91 years.
Prayers will be held at 7:00pm on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1:00pm on Friday, September 20, 2013 in the FOREMOST HALL at Foremost Alberta with Father Fred Monk, celebrant. Interment will follow at Foremost Cemetery.
Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish, memorial donations may be made 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

VERNA-DAWN PURVIS

The family of Verna-Dawn Purvis is saddened to announce her passing on September 11, 2013 after a courageous battle with liver disease.
Left to mourn her passing are devoted husband Allan Purvis; daughter Alanna (Kelly) Johnson of Calgary; son Trent (Robyn) Matson and their children Spence, Mckay and Madeline of Lethbridge; stepchildren Lori (Jim) Thompson and their children Alyssa (Colin Lepp) and Brady of Taber; Trent Purvis (Vicki Moses) and his children Nick, Bella & Kyle of Lethbridge; Christie (Jason) Clarke and their children Carter, Jenna & Jordyn of Taber.
Verna was born at the Galt Hospital in Lethbridge on August 11, 1944 and grew up in Warner, Alberta. After high school, she attended Lethbridge Community College. Verna graduated with a diploma in Secretarial Sciences in 1961 as part of the first graduating class of LCC. She then worked at St. Michael’s Hospital in the admitting department, the University of Lethbridge in the library, and John Davidson School in Coaldale. Verna found her true calling in 1987 when she returned to school to study practical nursing. She graduated in 1988, and worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse for the last 25 years.
Verna enjoyed camping and traveling with her husband Al. They spent time riding their horses, and relaxing on their acreage. The greatest loves of her life were her grandchildren. Gramma’s fridge was always stocked with a string of suckers for them.
A private family service will be held for Verna.

Leona Letkeman
1958 – 2013
 Leona Letkeman, beloved wife of John Letkeman, passed away in Taber on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at the age of 55 years.
 Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.
 The Funeral Service will be held at Revival of Canada (ROC) Christian Ministries, 1220 – 23 Avenue, Coaldale on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at
2:00 P.M. with Pastor Frank Harms officiating. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. To view the complete obituary notice and to forward condolences, please visit our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
 Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403)
223-8778.   

Jacob Hofer
1934 – 2013
 Jake Hofer, born on September 15, 1934, passed away peacefully on the morning of Sunday, September 15, 2013 at the age of 79 years.
  The Funeral Service will be held at the Cameron Farms Colony, Turin on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. Burial to follow at the Cameron Farms Colony Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
 Left to cherish his memory is his loving and devoted wife of fifty two years, Susie. He leaves a legacy of love in his children David (Eileen), Esther (Andy), George (Kathy), Mark (Judy), Glenn (Frieda), Herb (Julia) and Julia (Steve). Jake took great pride in his twenty three grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
 He was predeceased by three of his grandchildren and many other relatives.
 Jake was born at the Ewelme Colony. He married Susie Walter and moved to Cameron Farms in 1963, where he resided until his passing.
 At Cameron Farms, Jake had been field boss for forty four years. He was a man of wisdom, strength, integrity and was committed to his Faith, family and friends in the community. Jake worked hard and had tremendous respect for people who did the same. He was never to busy to take time to do a favour for someone. Jake was always willing to give advice on farming to his children and grandchildren.
Many thrived through his mentorship, caring and straightforward nature.
 Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403)
223-8778.    

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