September 29th, 2016

Saturday July 5, 2014

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on July 7, 2014.

1961 ~ 2014
It is with heavy hearts we announce the sudden and unexpected passing of Darren on June 29, 2014 at the age of 53.
He will be forever loved and remembered by his soul mate Deb Dodman; parents Hank & Jean Flemmer; sister Terri (Rudy) Betke; daughter Tiffanie (Dan) Park; grandson Paxton, as well as extended family and friends.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, July 5th, 2014 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 St S, Lethbridge, AB.
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

Lyle George, of Champion, beloved husband of Barbara, passed away peacefully surrounded by family, at the Vulcan Community Health Centre July 2, 2014 at the age of 68 years.
Besides his loving wife Barbara, Lyle is survived by his sons Darren (Jean Anne) and Garett (Carlie) Ferguson, 11 grandchildren, 2 step-daughters Kerri (Ron) and Kristen (Daymen), a stepson Danny (Jessie), sister Norma (Len) Lutz and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Henry and Agnes Ferguson and first wife Marilyn (Greene). Lyle was a proud member of the Champion Lions Club and the Vulcan Masonic Lodge. He is also survived by countless friends that he treasured very deeply.
Celebration of Life will be held Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 1:30 pm at the Champion Community Hall, Pastor David Skinner officiating. Inurnment Champion Cemetery.
Tributes in Lyle’s memory can be made to the Champion Lions Club, Box 179, Champion, AB T0L 0R0.
Arrangements in care of Vulcan Funeral Home. Telephone 1-403-485-2633.
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Katharine Neufeld passed away on Monday, June 30, 2014 at the age of 85 years.
Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 7:00pm and 8:00pm on Friday, July 4, 2014 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4th Street South, Lethbridge.
A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30am on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at the EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH OF LETHBRIDGE, 4717 – 24th Avenue South, Lethbridge with Pastor Dave Acree, officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Gideon’s Lethbridge Camp (Gideon Bible Memorial Rep) c/o John Regier 2225 27 Ave South, Lethbridge, AB T1K 6K5
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

KRAUSE, Arthur (Art) William
January 16, 1921
– Lethbridge, AB
July 2, 2014 – Calgary, AB
Arthur (Art) William Krause, 93 years of age, passed away quietly at the Beverly Care Centre Midnapore, Calgary on Wednesday, July 2, 2014.
Arthur was born on January 16, 1921 in Lethbridge, Alberta to Anna (Tambor) and Herman Krause. Arthur joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1940, and served his country as an aircraft mechanic. It was during the war years that Art met Lillian Mae Morris in Lethbridge, Alberta. Lil and Art were married June 12, 1946.
Arthur is survived by his loving wife Lillian of sixty-eight years; and their eight children, Lisa Krause, Caroline Richards (Steve Richards), Tim Krause, Allan Krause (Sandi Krause), Susan Lewis (David Lewis), Lorne Krause (Roweena Machendagoof), Greg Krause and Paul Krause (Barbara Krause); grandchildren, Sarah Lewis (Ryan Campbell), Andrew Fournier (Michelle Buday), Mae Janik (Jake Janik), Michael Lewis, Jennifer Krause, Sean Richards, Nichole Martin (Jeff Martin), Laura Krause, Samantha Krause, and Jonathan Krause; great-grandchildren, Gabrielle Janik, Oaklee Janik, Bennett Martin, and Lucia Campbell-Lewis. Art is also survived by his sister Margaret Shennette of Mississauga, ON.
A Gathering to remember Art will be held at the Saskatoon Farm (80181 – 338 Avenue East, DeWinton, AB) on Sunday, July 6, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. Forward condolences through
In living memory of Art Krause, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. CALGARY, AB Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.

BEVERLY MANY CHIEFS, beloved wife of Marvin Many Chiefs, passed away in Lethbridge, AB on June 29th, 2014 at the age of 54 years.
A Wake Service will be held at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Monday, July 7th from 7:00 p.m. continuing all night. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary‚s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve on Tuesday, July 8th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Blood Reserve.
Legacy Funeral Homes Ltd.
P.O. Box 208
Cardston, Alberta T0K 0K0
Phone (403) 653-3222
Fax (403) 653-3677

1928 ~ 2014
Mrs. May Mildred Thurston of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Edward Thurston, passed away on July 1st, 2014 at the age of 96 years.
May was born in Eston, Saskatchewan on April 28, 1918 to Lucy and William Wright. She grew up in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan with her brother Alex. May graduated in 1939 from the Saskatoon City Hospital as a Registered Nurse. With her family values and nurse training, May provided a strong nurturing environment to everyone she became acquainted with.May met Edward in Kindersley while ice skating, and their relationship developed as they both moved to Fort Macleod where Ed worked for the RCAF and May worked as a nurse. They married in Fort Macleod in 1941. After the war they moved to Lethbridge where Ed worked at the Research Station until retirement and May raised the family and volunteered in thecommunity.
Southminster Church was foundational for May. She was a life member of the United Church Women (UCW), and active in the Southern Alberta Presbytery. Many of May’s closest life-long friends were part of the UCW 48 group. In 1969, with support from the Women’s Interfaith Committee May established the Advice, Information and Direction Referral Agency in Southminster Church to help people in need and build social awareness. She served on the first Board of Meals on Wheels and volunteered as a meal courier for several years. She was instrumental in the formation of the hospital Candy Stripers Program, and volunteered in a children luncheon program with the support of Mr. Stafford, the then Southside Safeway’s manager.
May is predeceased by her husband Edward and her oldest daughter Patricia Diane Stewart. She is survived by her children Ron (Barbara), Linda Perdue (Garth) and Bruce (Wendy). Her strong values will always be remembered by her grandchildren Ryan (Angie), Tara (Brian), Lisa, Kasha, and Brynne and her thoughts will always be with her great-grandsons Mason, and Rhys, and her nieces and nephews.
She will dearly be missed by all those who loved her and had the pleasure of being part of her life. She truly will be remembered as a person who believed that caring for others and building community went hand in hand. May spent her life giving selflessly and never wanted anything in return. She had a BIG heart! Her will and spirit will always be remembered as she now joins Edward and Patricia in peace. May is and will always be in our hearts.
The family thanks the staff of Green Acres Foundation and all the professional caring staff who grew to know and love May at Extendicare. Many of you were a gift from God. The family is so grateful because you showed you cared on such a personal level.
A Memorial Service will be held with family and friends. Dr. Austin Fennell, officiating at Southminster Church on Monday July 7th, at 11:00 am.
Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorial donations in May’s name may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or to a charity of your choice.
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

September 17, 1922 – Romania
July 1, 2014 – Lethbridge, Alberta
Mrs. Mary Bertha Medve, of Lethbridge, Alberta, passed away July 1st, 2014 at the Chinook Regional Hospital at the age of 91 years.
Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.
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

SHANNON LEE SPENCER, beloved wife of Mark Criswell, passed away at St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at the age of 48 years.
She is the loving mother of two sons Carson and Nicholas and three step-daughters Kaleena (Ryan) Vanskyock, Kathryn and Kristina of Indiana, as well as one step-grandson.
Shannon is also lovingly remembered by her parents Buchan and Doreen Spencer as well as her sister Robin (Brian) Buckman and their daughter Holly, uncle Garry (Clare) Swanson, uncle Blaine (Ethel) Swanson and their son Blake (Marlie) Swanson and their son Cole Swanson, uncle Tom and Candace Lane, special friends and neighbours Carol, Leonard, Donna, Angela, Taylor, Brian, numerous cousins and her lifelong friend Elaine (Jaime) Clay.
She is predeceased by her grandparents Goodwin and Ella Swanson, Frank and Suzanne Spencer, as well as her special cousin Lon Ferguson.
Shannon grew up in Nobleford and attended Nobleford School from kindergarten to grade 12. She always talked fondly about her school days.
Shannon graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Nursing (with Distinction). She worked as a registered nurse for 20 years in the Chinook Health Region, 12 of these years with the Palliative Care Team.
A Funeral Service will be held at McKILLOP UNITED CHURCH – 2329 15 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Trevor Potter Officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit – 1400 9th Avenue South, T1K 4V5 or to The Humane Society (SPCA) – 2920 16 Avenue North, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1H 5E9
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

Lill Paterson
1917 – 2014
 Lillian Antoinette Paterson (nee Doyle), beloved wife of the late Robert C. Paterson, passed away in Taber on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at the age of 97 years. Her final days were spent in the loving presence of her family.
 Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Sunday, July 6, 2014 at 4:00 P.M.
 The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, 5009 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Monday, July 7, 2014 at 11:30 A.M. with Reverend Roque Pereira, Celebrant. A private burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at
 Lillian is survived by her loving daughter and son-in-law Linda and Frank Machacek of Taber and daughter-in-law Marg (Dave) McCulloch of Barnwell. She is also survived by her grandchildren Brenda (Wayne) Cornelsen, Nick (Stephanie) Czibere, Norm (Kathy) Czibere, Dave (Stacey) Czibere, Jackie (Bernie) Bonette, Dan Paterson, Blaine (Lynn) Paterson, Tara McCulloch, Annette Wolfer and Patrick (Angela) Machacek. She was a proud great grandmother to Lesley (Justin) Egger and Lauren Cornelsen; Hayley (Cam) Feyter and Nicholas (Chelsea) Czibere; Mitch, Graham and Abby Czibere; Emily, Connor, Sydney and Madison Czibere; Ren, Kallee and Cole Bonette; Lindsay Paterson; Jesse (Crystal) and Valerica Wolfer; Peyton and Hannah Machacek. She was also blessed with great great grandchildren Nico and Summer Czibere and Joshua Wolfer.
 Lillian was predeceased by her husband Robert C (Bob) Paterson, son Bill Paterson, daughter and son-in-law Sharon and Nick Czibere and grandson Murray Wolfer. She was also predeceased by her sisters and brothers-in-law Mary (Milfort) Grice and Mildred (Harry) Malchow; brothers and sisters-in-law Larry (Dagmar) Doyle, Lewis (Kay) Doyle and Robert (Cosie) Doyle.
 Lillian was born in St. Peter’s Bay, Prince Edward Island on February 28, 1917, the youngest of the six children of George and Minnie Doyle. Her family moved from Prince Edward Island in 1921 to Vulcan, and finally settled in Stavely in 1924, where her father had a blacksmith shop. Lillian lost her mother on Christmas Day, 1930 and her father the following September. The Doyle children stayed together following the loss of their parents, surviving the hard times of the Depression with love, laughter and typical Irish grit. Lillian soon became the family cook (an expert at meat pies!), while her siblings worked outside the home.
 In the early summer of 1937, Lillian met a handsome young man with a spiffy black Ford. Her fate was sealed. She married Bob on October 11, 1937. In 1940, they moved to Taber, where they raised their three children, Sharon, Bill and Linda. Their store, Pat’s Groceteria, was a fixture on main street for many, many years.
 Those were wonderful years. There always seemed to be enough time…to make a decent living…to raise a loving family…to help build your community…to gather regularly in the company of good friends. Bob and Lill loved to dance and they attended every possible community dance, where Lill was always radiant and dressed “to the nines”. While they enjoyed an active social life, they also treasured quiet times spent camping and fishing together in beautiful Southern Alberta. Lill and Bob loved each other deeply and they loved their life in Taber.
 But, more than anything, Lill loved to cook for her people…her family and friends. Golden memories of holiday dinners, outdoor barbeques and birthday parties remain with all of us. Lill ensured that EVERY occasion was celebrated with her fabulous food, lots of laughter, a few games of cards and maybe a wee drink or two! While she loved cooking, she absolutely adored baking. Our birthdays and family celebrations always included a special cake (maybe Black Forest!), duly decorated and presented with love. Her lemon meringue pies, peach pies, angel food cakes, chiffon cakes, pineapple squares and air buns were legendary. She supplied all of her family with her amazing Hot Cross Buns every Easter until she was well into her 90’s!
 We will miss her wonderful meals and baking. We will miss the lilt of her Irish laughter. We will miss her smiling Irish eyes…as they stole our hearts away.
 And so, dear one, until we meet again.
 If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Lillian’s name may be made directly to either the Clearview Lodge, 4730 – 50 Avenue, Taber, Alberta T1G 1N6 or Taber and District Health Foundation, 4326 – 50 Avenue, Taber, Alberta T1G 1N9.
 Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.  


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