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Friday May 16, 2014

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on May 16, 2014.

APRIL 13, 1926 – MAY 14, 2014
It is with great sadness that the family of Dorothy Taylor marks her passing at 88 years.
A long-time resident of Coaldale and lifetime resident of southern Alberta, Dorothy died on May 14 in the St. Michaels Health Centre. She was born in Medicine Hat, Alberta on April 13, 1926 to parents James and
Annie Foggin of Del Bonita, Alberta. She was the youngest of four siblings, having one brother and two sisters.
Dorothy attended Shanks Lake School then Del Bonita Consolidated School until 1940. After her schooling ended she continued to live on the family farm and worked in the Del Bonita and Magrath area. In those early years she was an enthusiastic participant of the local dances held in all the rural communities
south of Lethbridge. It was in this context that she met Jim Taylor and they were married in Magrath,
Alberta on May 3, 1951. They were married for 57 years until Jim’s passing in June of 2008.The pair started their married life in Spring Coulee, then moved briefly to Hays, then to Raymond and finally Coaldale.
Dorothy is survived by son Ross (Roberta) of Wetaskiwin and grandsons Kent, Keith, and Kurt; son Monte (Sheila) of Calgary and grandson Scott; son Mark (Zyna) of Coaldale and granddaughters Aliyah and Asia.
Family and friends are invited to attend a funeral celebrating Dorothy’s life at 11:00am on Monday, May 19, 2014 at the COALDALE UNITED CHURCH, 2022-18th St., Coaldale, AB. Lunch will follow at the church with
interment in Magrath at 2:00 PM.
The family wishes to extend sincere thanks to the attending staffs of the Lethbridge Regional Hospital and the St. Michaels Health Centre.
Send condolences at
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

Ducharme, Luella Arlene
Luella Arlene Ducharme (nee Davis) passed away suddenly on Tuesday, May 13th, 2014. She will be lovingly remembered by her family and friends.
Luella was born March 3, 1937 in Fort Macleod, the youngest child of Fred and Anna Davis. Luella married a dashing young man from BC, Frank on November 14, 1959 and together they raised six children: Ronda
(Brian) Reach, Kim (Irene) Ducharme, Todd (Deneen) Ducharme, Jason Ducharme, Darcee (Sai) Wong and Jennifer (Pak) Chang. She was also blessed with seventeen grandchildren: Randi (Jason), Nicholas (Jade),
Ashley (Rob), Danielle, Camille (Kolby), Brett (Cassie), Colby (Kendall), Jordon, Brittany, Kaitlin, Brady (Mallory), Hannah, Trent, Xian, Tyler, as well as seven great-grandchildren.
Luella loved her community of Fort Macleod. Together she and Frank raised their family to believe in always helping others and after Frank’s death in 2010 she continued to be actively involved in many organizations serving various roles. For twenty years, Frank and Luella were the faces behind the counter
at the Java Shop, making sure young and old caught their connections to reunite with their families. Luella was a third generation member of Christ Church Anglican where she selflessly dedicated her time to
her church.
Luella is survived by her brother Wayne (Pat) Davis and many nieces, nephews and cousins friends and extended family members.
She was predeceased by her sister Ina and brother in law Leonard Palmer of Woodbine, Maryland, her husband Frank, son Kim, and grandsons Taylor and Lane Ducharme.
A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 P.M., on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at CHRIST CHURCH ANGLICAN, 320-21st St., Fort Macleod, Alberta, with Reverend Pilar Gateman, Officiating. Memorial and lunch to follow
at The Fort Macleod Community Hall, 307-25th St. at 3:00 P.M. In Lieu of Flowers Memorial donations may be made in Luella’s memory to the Fort Macleod Handi- Bus Association, P.O. Box 881, Fort Macleod, AB, T0L
0Z0 or to a local charity of your choice.
Eden’s Funeral Home and Crematorium
966 Elm Street
Pincher Creek, AB
Phone: 403-627-3131

John B. Thiessen beloved husband of Elizabeth Thiessen of Lethbridge AB, went home to be with his Lord on May 7, 2014. John was born March 19, 1926 in Borden, Sask. His family moved to a farm on Sunnyside Road.
After he married, John worked in Lethbridge for Purity Dairy (horse and buggy days). They took over from John’s mother and were in the dairy business for 18 years, selling out in 1969. Changing to hay and silaging, they also fed cattle. He drove school bus as well as a special needs van during his farming
days. After moving into Lethbridge in 1989 he enjoyed several years of driving for the Lethbridge Herald. John and Elizabeth have five children. Edna (Larry)
Nickel, Arnold ”Ziff” (Kathy), Lawrence (Kelly), Albert ”Mic” (Nancy) and Norma. They enjoyed their 18 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren. Together the family spent time skiing, swimming, golfing and travelling. Tim Hortons will also have a few extra chocolate dip doughnuts now that Dad will not be joining them for coffee time. John was well known by his
church family at Lakeview Bible Church for his memorization of Bible verses. He was very thankful for a healthy life which allowed him to farm until this past year. We will miss the special person he was and the legacy he passed on to his family. John is survived by 1 sister Helen and 4 brothers, Ike, Abe, Dave
and George. Predeceased by 1 sister Anna and 3 brothers, Jake, Henry and Alfred. In memory of John, donations may be made to the Hospital Chaplaincy c/o College Drive Community Church, 2710 College Drive
South Lethbridge, AB T1K6K5, and Daily Bread, Day of Discovery at
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

July 20, 1981 – May 10, 2014
With profound sadness, we announce the passing of John Thibault on May 10, 2014, in Edmonton.
John was born and raised in Lethbridge. He excelled in sciences at Winston Churchill, where he made and charmed many friends. He completed a B.Sc. and M.Sc. at the University of Lethbridge. Always passionate
about science, John has been pursuing his PhD in medical microbiology at the University of Alberta.
In John’s too-short life, he overcame a series of serious health problems. He carried on with enthusiasm and hope, wit and humour. It seemed that he could survive anything, and come through even stronger — a true Man of Steel. For some, it may feel like his loss undoes a part of the world we thought we knew;
dismantles the laws of nature that applied to him. But we want to celebrate the ways that John has touched us all. John played many different roles. He was
a loving son to Jim (Cathy) and Dereka (Bill), one-of-a-kind brother to Erin
(Rob) and Ben (Kristin), brilliant and goofy cousin and uncle, and friend and superhero to many. Best of all, John was — in his own words — the luckiest husband having married the love of his life, Vicki (Mozgala).
A memorial service will be held at the Coast Hotel in Lethbridge, on Sunday May 18, 2014 from 2–5 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in John’s memory to the University of Alberta. Visit with a note that your donation is in memory of John Thibault to support Virology
Research in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology.
John’s nephew, Declan, said that he wishes there were more people in the world like John. We all do. Please help us to celebrate his life and our hero.

1916 ~ 2014
Mrs. Juliette Terleski of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Michael Terleski passed away on May 13, 2014 at the age of 98 years.
Vigil Rites will be held at 7:00pm on Friday, May 16, 2014 MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street
South, LethbrigeA funeral mass will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at ST BASILS ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604
-13 Street North, Lethbridge, with Father Kevin Tumback, officiating.
Send condolences at
Martin Bros. Funeral Chapels Ltd.
610 – 4 Street SouthLethbridge, AB T1J 4P3
Phone: (403)328-2361  Fax: (403)382-3623
Toll Free: 1-800-382-2901

GEORGE LYBBERT, beloved husband of the late Hilda Lybbert, passed away quietly at the Lethbridge Regional
Hospital on May 14th, 2014 at the age of 94 years.
George is survived by 2 daughters – Iris McRae and Penny (Murray) Bayley; 2 sons – Ted (Kay) and Wade; 15 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren.
The Funeral Service will be held at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston, Alberta on Saturday, May 17th, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Friends may meet the family from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the Service. Interment in the Cardston Cemetery.
Email your condolences to:
Legacy Funeral Homes Ltd.
P.O. Box 208
Cardston, Alberta T0K 0K0
Phone (403) 653-3222
Fax (403) 653-3677

1928 ~ 2014
Mrs. Mary Mantler of Coaldale, AB beloved wife of the late John Mantler, passed away on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at the Chinook Regional Hospital, at the age of 85 years.
Mary is survived by her two sons Bryan (Helene) Mantler, Phillip (Diane) Mantler and their families.An interment will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at the COALDALE CEMETERY, MENNONITE
SECTION, Coaldale, AB. A Memorial service will follow at 11:00 am in the COALDALE MENNONITE CHURCH, 2316-17 Street, Coaldale, Alberta Pastor Lil Thompson, officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to STARS, PO Box 570, Calgary, AB T2E 8M7 and COALDALE FOOD GRAINS BANK, Box 1028 Coaldale, AB
T1M 1M8
Send condolences at
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

McNichol, Vredegoor, Johnson
It is with sadness we announce the passing of our beloved sister Lois.
Lois passed away on May 8, 2014 surrounded by family and friends in Edmonton.

ASBJORN (OZZIE) RONNINGEN, loving husband of Helga, passed away at the Edith Cavell Care Centre on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at the age of 78 years.
He was a beloved husband, step-father and papa who will be missed by all. Love you papa.Ozzie was predeceased by his parents, wife Diane (Renning), brothers Magnar, Oddvar and nephew Arne.He was born on September 6, 1935 in Ringebu, Norway and was the last of three brothers.
The family would like to thank the staff at St. Therese Villa and Edith Cavell Care Centre for their kind and loving care that Ozzie received for the last two years as he struggled with dementia.
A Funeral Service will be held at CHRIST TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH, 416-12 Street South, Lethbridge, AB on
Friday, May 16, 2014 at 3:00PM In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Therese Villa, 253 Southgate Blvd. South, Lethbridge, AB, T1K 2S1 or Christ Trinity Lutheran Church, 416-12 St. South,
Lethbridge, AB, T1J 2R4.
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

1935 ~ 2014
Roy Jackson Fletcher of Lethbridge, Alberta, passed away suddenly on May 7, 2014 at the age of 79 years.
Roy was born in Red Deer, Alberta on Feb 1, 1935. He pursued his love of geography by earning his PhD from Clark University and also by travelling the world. In 1968 he moved the family from Buffalo to Lethbridge and taught at the U of L for 22 years before taking early retirement to focus on traveling.
Roy will be remembered fondly for his passion for travel, seeking adventure tours and treks rather than relaxing at a resort. He explored over 100 countries multiple times, during a lifetime of travel. He
hiked across Prince of Wales, camped in the Sahara Desert and visited so many places in between.Roy is survived by sons Robert, Kenneth and Richard, grandsons Owen and Ethan, brother Ross (Linda), as
well as a niece (Brenda), five nephews (Brian, Scott, Chris, Bryce, Todd) and their families.A Celebration of Life will be held at a location and date to be announced soon.
For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society (
Send condolences at
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

1911 ~ 2014
Tiemen (Tim) Stotyn of Monarch, AB, passed away on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at the age of 102 years, beloved husband of the late Anna Stotyn.
Tim, who was the second of 12 children of William and Stina, was born on Dec.06, 1911 at Monarch. He married Anna Harink in Dec. 1941 who predeceased him in 1999.
During his lifetime, Tim worked at various occupations. Most notably, he ran the Monarch Post Office with his wife for many years and worked at the plywood factory in Fort Macleod until retiring in 1980. He had
a passion for local history and never tired of sharing his many stories with everyone.
Tim is survived by his son, Tymen (Donna) of Monarch. Grandchildren Jason (Lesley) Stotyn of Lethbridge
and Cheryl (Shaun) Heck of Moon River. Great-Grandchildren Danica, Eric, Manni and Anneliese. His sister
Truda (Walter) Luce of Calgary. His brothers Arie of Lethbridge and Ed (Sheila) of Duncan, BC. Sisters-in-law Eileen, Lena and Ann.
The interment will be at 1:00 PM on Friday, May 16, 2014 at the MONARCH / NOBLEFORD CEMETERY. A Memorial service will follow at 2:00 PM at the MONARCH REFORMED CHURCH.- 2 miles north of Monarch on RR235
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society (Alberta & Northwest Territories) Lethbridge Chapter, 402-740 4 Ave. S,
Lethbridge, AB T1J 0N9
Send condolences at
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

WILMA STEED of Stirling passed away in Raymond on May 9, 2014 at the age of 77, after a lengthy illness.
She was the loving wife of David Steed. Wilma is survived by her children: Mark (Michelle) of Oregon, Brad of Lethbridge, Deanne Dudley (Darren) of Idaho, Randall (Christie) of Utah, Ritchie (Elizabeth) of Colorado, and Doran (Shyanne) of Idaho. She is also survived by 17 grandchildren and 7 great
grandchildren. She leaves behind 2 sisters, Karen and Coleen, and 1 brother, Marvyn.
Wilma was born in Lethbridge January 2, 1937. She married David August 21, 1957 in the Idaho Falls Temple. She was an active member of the LDS church and served in many different callings. She loved music and was an accomplished pianist, contributing her skills working with individuals and groups. Wilma loved art, gardening, decorating, quilting, crocheting, and cooking.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 11:00 am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, STIRLING CHAPEL in Stirling, AB. Friends may meet the family from 10:00 to 10:40 am. The Graveside Service was held May 12 for the family 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
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