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Thursday November 28, 2013


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on November 28, 2013.

BARBARA BANFIELD
1922 ~ 2013
Barbara Adeline (Babs) Banfield of the City of Lethbridge, beloved wife of 71 years to John J. Banfield, passed away peacefully on the 23rd of November, 2013, at the age of 91 years. Barbara was born on the 24th of August 1922 in England, the daughter of Thomas and Muriel Buss of Dorking, Surrey, and later older sister to Brian. She attended St. Paul’s School, and was a keen tennis player and thespian. When the Second World War broke out, she volunteered with the National Fire Service.
On Easter Sunday, 1941, Barbara met a young Canadian sergeant, who became the love of her life. She married John Banfield on the 3rd of October 1942, and their first son was born a year later. Barbara and John lived in Surrey, not far from London and enjoyed a rich social life, including being invited to a garden party to meet Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Her second son was born in 1951, and in 1957, the family took the momentous decision to move to Canada, settling in Lethbridge, where she lived for the remainder of her life.
In Lethbridge, Barbara made lifetime friends, and as her sons married and she gained grandchildren and great grandchildren, her life was enriched with family gatherings, travel, outings with friends, picnics and hikes, golfing, cross-country skiing, parties, and dinners. When the children were young, the family vacationed in the Okanagan valley, and later, she and John travelled to holiday spots in Hawaii, Portugal, California, and New Brunswick. She stayed very close to her family in England, particularly her beloved brother, Brian, his wife, Joyce, and their children, travelling to England to meet them, or delighting in showing them the beauties of her new home, especially on trips to Waterton National Park. She loved the mountains, and a favourite outing was to pack a picnic and head west.
As a young wife and mother, Barbara quickly became an integral part of her community here. She learned to drive when John was in hospital, and became an avid golfer. She made friends everywhere she went, and was especially fond of a group of fellow war brides and English women with whom she shared many a happy afternoon. She attended St Augustine’s Anglican Church, and was a volunteer with the Municipal Hospital Ladies Auxiliary, YWCA Harbour House, and Ladies of Kiwanis. Although she was involved in the community, Barbara was always and first a homemaker for her family: a fine cook, a neat seamstress, a meticulous housekeeper, a sympathetic ear, a consoling presence, a faithful correspondent, an enthusiastic attendee of her children’s and grandchildren’s activities, and a model of steady companionship and love.
Besides her loving husband, John, Barbara is survived by two sons, Terence (Terry) J. Banfield (Anita J.) of Edmonton and Paul A. Banfield (Mary-Alice Thompson) of Kingston, Ontario; by four granddaughters, Lisa M. Batey (Grant) of Sherwood Park, Lee-Ann Houston of Seattle, Washington, Emma F. Banfield (Dave Wiebenga) of Mississauga, Ontario, and Lucy M. Banfield of Edmonton; and by six great grandchildren, Alyssa, Brandon, Cara, Mikeeli, Kellen, and Isaac. She is also survived by her brother, Brian Buss, of Horley, Surrey, England, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and their families.
The family wishes to extend thanks to Dr. C.X. Van Der Poll for his compassionate attendance and guidance, to the staff at West Highland Centre, and to the staff at Edith Cavell Nursing Home for their exemplary care.
A Memorial Service marking the long and joyous life of Barbara – wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend – will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Monday, the 9th of December, 2013, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4th Street South, Lethbridge, a private inurnment to follow.
Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada, 271 – 339 50 Avenue SE Calgary AB T2G 2B3, 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

FRIESEN
CLEON GEORGE
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Cleon George Friesen, beloved husband of Doreen, at the age of 83.
Funeral will be determined at a later date.
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

HILDA BERGMANN
1933 ~ 2013
Mrs. Hilda Bergmann of Lethbridge passed away at Edith Cavell Care Centre on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at the age of 80 years.
Hilda is survived by her children Julie (Russell) Dowson, Victor (Carol) Bergmann, Dorothy (Shane) Wright, Ernest (Connie) Bergmann, two sisters Martha Pauls and Wilhelmine (Minna) Schmidt, six grandchildren and six great -grandchildren. She is predeceased by her loving husband Henry (2011); parents Erich and Agneta Ratzlaff, sister Helene and brothers Peter, Gustav, and Bernhard.
A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th Street South, Lethbridge with Pastor John Moerman officiating. An interment will be held at the Coaldale Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society, #402, 740 4th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0N9.
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

MALMBERG
GORDON NELSON MALMBERG, beloved husband of Lena Malmberg, passed away peacefully at the Cardston hospital on November 24th, 2013 at the age of 89 years. Born Aug.28, 1924 at the ranch at Spring Coulee.
Gordon’s life was one of service, to his community and to his church. He was a member of the Lion’s Club for 20 years, serving one year as President. Later he was a member of the Rotary Club. He and Don Shaw supervised the Heritage Days Parade for many, many years. He was second counselor to Bishop Don Card. Some years later he was first counselor to Bishop Vern Quinton for six years. He was involved with the raising of funds for the construction of the Ice Arena. He served as Chairman of the Hockey Association for years and coached some of the young hockey teams, driving them to distant towns for competing games. He belonged to the Curling Club for years, including one year as president. He served on the District Scout Committee with the headquarters in Lethbridge. He served on the town council for 3 terms and spent countless hours working the renovation of the Civic Centre which has become a center for town activities, concerts and social events. He served as the Priests advisor for nine years and took those young men on many trips for super activities. He was later asked to serve as Scout Master at the age of 72. His favorite calling was as an ordinance worker in the Cardston Temple. He sent both of his sons on missions and all of his children to university.
He leaves to mourn his wife of 66 years, Lena Colleen Malmberg-his children Melanie(Clark) Romeril, David Gordon(Jo) Malmberg, Cheryl(Gilbert) Andruski, Brent Nelson(Jo-Anne) Malmberg. Also saddened by his passing are 21 dearly loved grandchildren and 28 precious great grandchildren, one sister-in-law, Beth Malmberg, and numerous nieces and nephews.
The Funeral Service will be held in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Cardston West Stake Center, (Waterton Highway) Cardston, AB. on Saturday, November 30th, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. with Bishop Carey Quinton Officiating. Friends may meet the family at the Church from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. prior to the Service.
Interment to follow in the Cardston Cemetery, Cardston, Alberta.
Flowers Gratefully Declined. If desired, donations may be made to: The Canadian Arthritis Society, 740 4th Ave. S., Lethbridge, T1J 0N9, Canadian Diabetes Association, 210 D 12A St. N. Lethbridge, AB, T1H 2J1 or the charity of your choice.
E-mail your condolences to: legacyfh@telus.net Funeral arrangements entrusted to Berry Gorham of Legacy.
Legacy Funeral Homes Ltd.
P.O. Box 208
Cardston, Alberta T0K 0K0
Phone (403) 653-3222
Fax (403) 653-3677
legacyfh@telus.net

Phyllis Lewicki
1936 – 2013
Phyllis Lewicki, beloved wife of Henry Lewicki of Lethbridge, passed away on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at the age of 77 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.       

SILLITO
LESLIE THAYNE SILLITO, beloved husband of the late Mary Evelyn Sillito, passed away in Lethbridge on Monday, November 25, 2013 at the age of 84 years.
Thayne is survived by his daughter, Sherry Louise (Roger) Herrington; his sons: Norman Thayne (Brenda) Sillito, Myron Harvey (Gabriel) Sillito, Gregory Lee Sillito, and Alexander Dean Sillito; and six grandchildren.
The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, KNIGHT STREET CHAPEL, 260 E 200 N, Raymond, Alberta, with Bishop Noel Smith officiating. Friends may meet the family prior to the service at the church from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m.
Interment in the Stirling Cemetery.
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

WILLARD “WILL” CHARLESWORTH
1940 ~ 2013
On Monday, November 18, 2013 Willard “Will” Charlesworth passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge, Alberta after a sudden illness.
Will is survived by his son Barry, his very dear partner Elizabeth Garner, his two grandchildren Shelby and Travis; as well as many numerous friends that he had. He was predeceased by his son Randy (2011) and his daughter Lori (2011).
Will was born and raised in Lethbridge, Alberta. He had three children very young in life. Will worked in the insurance business until his retirement at the age of 56 years.
A great love of Will’s was collecting Ford vehicles. His presence will be greatly missed at the next Lethbridge Swap Meet.
Anyone who knew Will would remember his kindness, generosity and giant sense of humour. He told popular jokes and even more so made up his own corny jokes. No one will be able to forget his infectious laugh.
At Will’s request, a private family service will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, November 29, 2013 at Mountain View Cemetery.
Will will be so dearly 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

1959 ~ 2013
Mrs. Christina Entz (nee Hofer), beloved wife of Nathan Entz of  
Burdett, passed away suddenly on Monday, November 25, 2013, at the age  
of 54 years.  A Celebration of Christina¹s life will be held at the  
Burdett Centennial Hall, Main Street Burdett, Alberta on Tuesday,  
December 3, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Rod Taylor officiating.   
Private interment will take place at the Burdett Cemetery prior to the  
celebration of Christina¹s life.  (Condolences may be expressed by  
visiting http://www.cooksouthland.com)  Honoured to serve the family is COOK  
SOUTHLAND Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta,  
T1A 4V4.  Telephone toll free:  1-877-528-6455.

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