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By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on May 21, 2014.

ALDOFF
RICHARD (DICK) LEW ALDOFF passed away peacefully with his family around him on Thursday, April 17th, 2014 at Chinook Regional Hospital. He was 75 years old.
A Celebration of Life will be held in his honour on Saturday, June 14th, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. in the Colonel Macleod Room at the LETHBRIDGE EXHIBITION GROUNDS GRANDSTAND, 3401, Parkside Drive South, Lethbridge, AB. Please join Dick’s family and friends for this very special dedication to our father.
Special thanks to the staff at Chinook Regional Hospital, especially the ICU department, for their kind and empathetic care on the last weeks of our father’s life. We appreciate the work you do.
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

DAY CHIEF
IRENE JOY DAY CHIEF passed away in Lethbridge on May 14th, 2014 at the age of 43 years.
A Wake Service will be held at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Blood Reserve on Friday, May 23rd from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Blood Reserve on Saturday, May 24th at 11:00 a.m.. Interment in St. Paul’s Cemetery.
Those who desire may donate to the Scotiabank School Breakfast Program, Box 44, Stand Off, AB, T0L 1Y0.
Legacy Funeral Homes Ltd.
P.O. Box 208Cardston, Alberta T0K 0K0
Phone (403) 653-3222
Fax (403) 653-3677
legacyfh@telus.net

DOROTHY GANN
1934 ~ 2014
Mrs. Dorothy Gann of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. Joseph L Gann, passed away in the Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge, on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at the age of 79 years.
Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.
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

DOROTHY TAYLOR
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
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

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
2424 – 5 Avenue
Fort Macleod, AB
Phone: 403-553-3772
Email: condolences@edensfuneralhome.com
http://www.edensfuneralhome.com

JOHN B. THIESSEN
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 traveling. 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.
A Private Family Interment will be held prior to the Memorial Service at the Coaldale Mennonite Cemetery.
A Memorial Service will be held at the EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH OF LETHBRIDGE, 4717 – 24 Avenue South,
Lethbridge, on Friday, May 23, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Nigel Wheeler officiating.
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 website: odb.org
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

JULIETTE IDA TERLESKI
(NEE DEMERS)
1916 ~ 2014

Born July 16th, 1916 in St. Anastasie, Quebec, died just short of her 98th birthday at Cedar Creek Adapt-a-care. Juliette was the fifth of the twelve children of Modeste & Gracia Demers. She was predeceased by her husband Michael in 1994. The last two years were difficult ones but she bore her circumstance with grace, dignity and courage. Left to celebrate her long life and indomitable spirit,
daughters Dianne, Beverley and son in law John, her much loved siblings Ferne, Terry, Estelle, and Sylvain, numerous nieces and nephews including in Lethbridge, her special “double nieces” Jean and Frances, nephews Mel and wife Liz and their family, special friends Corrido and Marilyn, Doreen and Pete
(super neighbors) and in Qualicum Beach best friend of seventy years plus, Audrey.
A very special thank you to Sharon and each and every staff member of Cedar Creek Adapt-a-care for superlative care for all of us during the final weeks. Mom was all about people and even after outliving so many of her family, in laws, and friends, there are still many of us who will miss her so very much.
Vigil Rites were held at 7:00pm on Friday, May 16, 2014 MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, with Deacon Frank Peta, officiating.
A Funeral Mass was 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 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

LEONARD DODD
1931 ~ 2014
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Leonard (Len) Dodd in Lethbridge, AB on Tuesday, May 13,2014.
He was predeceased by his parents Sydney and Flossie Dodd, his brother Gordon, his son Gordie, his granddaughter Jamie, and his faithful companion Tippy.
He is survived by his loving wife Betty, his sons Darrell, Kevin (Linda), granddaughters Meghan (Rob) Lintick, Alisha (Kurt) Leiblich, great grandchildren Georgia, Rylan and Logan. He also leaves behind his
two sisters, Maxine (Robert) Comai and Lorna Geldreich, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Len was born on November 9, 1931 in Radway, AB. He spent most of his life in Lethbridge. He delivered milk for Crystal Dairies for a time , but he worked construction until his retirement. After that, he spent his time growing tomatoes, and making sure every bird in Lethbridge was fed. He loved his family, his home and his backyard. He will be sadly missed.
A private Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to ST MICHAELS PALLIATIVE CARE UNIT, 1400-9 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4V5, or CANADIAN
CANCER SOCIETY, 317-10th St S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 9Z9
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

ROADHOUSE, JAN MICHELE
Dec. 17, 1962 – May 12, 2014
The family and friends of Jan Michele Roadhouse, of Brantford, ON, sorrowfully announce her peaceful passing at her home, surrounded by love, on Monday, May 12, 2014. Arrangements for a celebration of her
life will be announced at a later date.

SALVATORE “SAM” MARRA
(1952-2014)
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Sam Marra, beloved husband of Ann Marra of
Blairmore, devoted father of Jennifer (Jared) & Cory (Kayla) and loving grandfather of Kaia, passed away
into the arms of our Lord on May 14, 2014 at the Chinook Regional Hospital at the age of 62 years.
The Memorial Eucharistic Service will be held on Monday, May 19, 2014 at 1:00 pm in the Holy Trinity
Roman Catholic Church in Blairmore (13126-21 Ave) with Rev. Renso Castellarin presiding. Donations in
memory may be directed towards the Alberta Lung Assoc. and condolences may be registered at
http://www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca.
Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with arrangements. (403) 562-8555.

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