September 28th, 2016

Wednesday July 9, 2014


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on July 9, 2014.

BLOOD
(nee WEASEL MOCCASIN)
MRS. MARTINA BLOOD, beloved wife of Mr. Wilfred Blood of the Blood Reserve, passed away in Raymond,
Alberta on July 3rd, 2014 at the age of 66 years.
Martina leaves to cherish her memory five children Waylon, Ramona (Dirk), Donovon (Malina), Tyson
(Kristie), Kyle (Lana), Maria Davis and their oldest grandchild Laine Blood one of 16 grandchildren.
A Family Service will be held on Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 at Legacy Funeral Home in Cardston, Alberta
from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
A Wake Service will be held at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Blood Reserve on Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m.
The Funeral Service will be held at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Blood Reserve on Thursday, July 10th at
11:00 a.m. Interment in the One Spot (Old Agency) Cemetery, Blood Reserve.
E-mail condolences to: legacyfh@telus.net. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Berry Gorham.
Legacy Funeral Homes Ltd.
P.O. Box 208
Cardston, Alberta T0K 0K0
Phone (403) 653-3222
Fax (403) 653-3677
legacyfh@telus.net

CHU
Jim (Shiu Check) Chu, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, at the Chinook Regional Hospital on
Thursday, July 3, 2014, at the age of 73.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at 2:00pm at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME –
2800 mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, Luncheon 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

FIRST CHARGER
JEROME CRAIG SHOUTING FIRST CHARGER, beloved son of the late Jerome Shouting and Genevieve First Charger, passed away in the Lethbridge Hospital on June 27th, 2014 at the age of 42 years.
A Family Service will be on Friday, July 11th, 2014 at Legacy Funeral Home in Cardston, Alberta from 5:00
to 6:00 p.m.
A Wake Service will be held at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Friday, July 11th, 2014 from
7:00 to 11:00 p.m.
The Funeral Service will be held at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Saturday, July 12th at
11:00 a.m. Interment in the Pioneer Cemetery, Blood Reserve.
E-mail condolences to: legacyfh@telus.net. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Berry Gorham.
Legacy Funeral Homes Ltd.
P.O. Box 208
Cardston, Alberta T0K 0K0
Phone (403) 653-3222
Fax (403) 653-3677
legacyfh@telus.net

GARVIN GAEHRING
1939 ~ 2014
Garvin Gaehring was born in St. Michaels Hospital in Lethbridge on October 12, 1939 to parents Carl and
Kitty of the Hoping District. He completed his schooling at the Hoping School and worked at home until
the death of his father in 1962. Garvin took over his parents’ farm where he lived and worked on his own
until 1964. He married Judy Wareberg and together they farmed and ranched combining the land of both sets
of parents. Ranching, good cattle and even better horses, rodeo and the western lifestyle made Garvin
happy. He worked hard and loved his work. Garvin enjoyed hot days spent swathing tall fields of green
feed and finishing up with a warm bottle of Pilsner. He often said work was all he needed to enjoy life.
Fencing was his favorite task and he looked after all the fences bordering his land. He enjoyed lending a
hand to others if they asked for his help. Garvin supported his children in 4-H horse club, horse shows,
and most especially in their rodeo endeavors. He drove many miles taking Lee and his bull riding friends
to rodeos before they could drive and often went with Lynne to barrel races. Garvin became active in the
Chinook Rodeo Association and served on the Board of Directors for 12 years. He was selected as the CRA
“Cowboy of the Year” in 1991 for his efforts in the association.
In 2004, Garvin survived a major heart episode which resulted in brain injury. Since that time, he has
spent about 7 years at home and the rest in various institutions. Milk River Continuing Care was his most
recent home where he was cared for like a family member until his passing on June 29, 2014.
Garvin is survived by his wife of 50 years, Judy; his daughter Lynne Morris (Cam) of Patricia; his son
Lee (Kim) of Coutts, and 5 grandchildren, Tess and Calder Morris, and Brahmer, Blue, and Hadlee Gaehring.
He also leaves one sister, Maxine Louis of Seattle, Washington, and several nieces and nephews and their
families. He was predeceased by his parents and brothers Joe Grant and Bob Gaehring.
A Memorial Service will be held at the Grain Community Hall on Friday, July 11 at 2:00 p.m. with friend
and neighbor, George Henline, officiating. Friends are invited to attend to remember and share stories of
Garvin in better times.
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

KLEINSASSER
JOHN J. KLEINSASSER, beloved husband of the late Rosa J. Kleinsasser of Raymond, AB passed away at the
Raymond Care Centre on Monday, July 7, 2014 at the age of 68 years.
A Funeral Service will be held at the O.K. Colony, Box 540, Raymond, AB on Wednesday, July 9, at
11:30 A.M.
Interment to follow at the O.K Colony Cemetery.
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

MAXWELL
Mrs. Colleen Rae Maxwell, beloved wife of the late Stanley Elwood Maxwell, of Lethbridge, passed away on
July 6, 2014 at the Raymond Hospital, at the age of 87 years.
Friends may meet with the family on Friday, July 11, 2014 ONLY from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at CHRISTENSEN
SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703 – 13 St. N., Lethbridge, AB.
The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints, LETHBRIDGE ALBERTA STAKE CENTRE, 2410 – 28 Street South with Bishop Aaron Bridge,
Officiating.
Interment in the Mountain View 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

MELDRUM
MRS. BERNICE LOUISE MELDRUM, beloved wife of the late Mr. Donald Meldrum, of Lethbridge, passed away at
the Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 at the age of 88 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
care@cornerstonefh.ca

MORRIS DEAN LAGLER
FEBRUARY 23, 1945 ~
JULY 6, 2014
Mr. Morris Dean Lagler, treasured father and grandfather and beloved husband of Val Lagler, passed away
on Sunday, July 6, 2014 in the Raymond Hospital surrounded by his family.
Morris was the loving father to Douglas Lagler (deceased), Linda (Robert), Anthony & Michael Thompson,
Darren (Jill), Jordan, James & Jacie Lagler, and Jodi (Casey), Rylan Lippa.
Morris was born in Lethbridge, Alberta to Alois and Marie Lagler. He received his schooling in Warner and
furthered his education in Edmonton taking Ag Mechanics. Morris married the love of his life Val Paulsen
on June 4, 1966; they resided east of Warner until March 2002 when they moved to Warner.
Morris’ passion was farming. He loved everything about life on the farm. He was always willing to help
anyone. Morris loved his family dearly; his grandchildren were his pride and joy. He never passed up a
chance to brag about each one of them. The past 12 years Morris was a long-haul truck driver. He made
many friends along the way.
Morris is also survived by his brother Dennis (Glennda) Lagler, mother-in-law Hazel Paulsen, sisters-in-
laws Melva (Gene) Pytel, Judy Brantner, Wendy (Ken) Elliott, Betty Jo Thomas and brother-in-law Bill
(Kari) Paulsen.
He was predeceased by his parents, brother Marvin, father-in-law Norman Paulsen and brothers-in-law Jerry
Brantner and Barry Thomas.
Family and friends are invited to pay their respects from 7:00pm- 9:00pm on Friday, July 11, 2014 at
MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th Street South, Lethbridge.
A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at the WARNER EVANGELICAL CHURCH, 301
5th Avenue, Warner, Alberta.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317 10th Street South,
Lethbridge, AB T1J 2M7 or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, Box 2211, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4K7.
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

SMILLIE
COLLEEN MARIE SMILLIE (WATSON), of Coaldale, Alberta, at age 74, passed away July 3, 2014 in Lethbridge,
Alberta, daughter of David Byron Watson and Lettie Marie Watson (Litchfield). She is survived by husband
George Smillie and 4 sons: Neil Grant Wood, James Reed Wood, Daniel Kenneth Wood and Wade Allen Wood.
Colleen had a passion for art, literature, education and learning. She will be missed.
A Graveside Service was held in the Cardston Cemetery.
Email your condolences to: legacyfh@telus.net
Legacy Funeral Homes Ltd.
P.O. Box 208
Cardston, Alberta T0K 0K0
Phone (403) 653-3222
Fax (403) 653-3677
legacyfh@telus.net

SPARKES
Wilfred “Wilf” John Sparkes a.k.a. Sparky, beloved husband of Chris, passed away unexpectedly but
peacefully in his sleep on Monday July 7 in Picture Butte, at the age of 66 years. He leaves behind his
wife Chris of 43 years; his two children Jenny (Cliff) and Michael (Shannon); 4 grandchildren, Steven
(Angela), Dustin, Josephine and Madeline; and one great- granddaughter, Ila.
Wilf was born on October 16, 1947, to Leslie and Daisy Sparkes. The youngest of five children, he
attended elementary and high school in Claresholm. He and his brothers helped his father, Leslie on the
family farm until Wilf moved to Calgary. He graduated from SAIT in 1970 with an electrical technology
degree.
Wilf and Chris were married on August 1, 1970. He got a job with Calgary Power and the couple moved to
Claresholm. Jenny was born in 1972, after which the family was transferred to Cochrane. The family was
transferred again to Lamont, where Michael came along in 1976. Shortly afterwards, the family moved to
Picture Butte and Wilf started working for the City of Lethbridge in 1979 in the electrical department.
He retired from the City in 2007.
Wilf volunteered with the Picture Butte Fire Department for 19 years. Sparky also enjoyed his time with
the “Dirty Dozen” slo-pitch team, curling and participating in numerous hose laying competitions.
He enjoyed camping with his family, especially teaching his grandsons and son-in-law how to fly-fish.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 A.M., on Friday, July 11, 2014 at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS
FUNERAL HOME, 703 – 13 St. N., Lethbridge, AB.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Picture Butte Fire Department at Box 1065,
Picture Butte, T0K 1V0.
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

SPENCER
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.
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.
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

VOGT
ELEANORA VOGT nee Madsen, beloved wife of Bill Vogt of Picture Butte, passed away at the Chinook Regional
Hospital on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at the age of 88 years.
Besides her loving husband she is survived by her five children and their families, whom she loved
dearly: Grant (Echo) Vogt; Greg (Elaine) Vogt; Terry (Pam) Vogt; Suzanne (Darren) McIntosh; Sherryl (Ed)
Loman and her numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren: Lisa (Mark) Potvin (Amber & Aiden), Tiger
(Kurt) Vogt, Errol Vogt; Hillary (Ali & Naveed) Norouzi, Colleen (Brandon) Chow, Sheena (Jason & Eloise)
LeMoine, Kyle (Cortney) Vogt, Samara (Jordan) McIntosh, Nikki McIntosh, Justin (Ashley) Loman, Jocelyn
(Frank) Loman, and Luke Loman – as well as her special nephew Loren Montgomery (Janice & Jenna).
Eleanora was predeceased by her parents Chris and Sophia Madsen, brother Bob, sister Elene and numerous
brother and sister in-laws.
Mrs. Eleanora Christine Vogt, beloved wife of Mr. Bill Vogt, was born in Drumheller, Alberta; the
youngest of Chris and Sophia Madsen’ 3 children. She grew up on a farm in the Danish community of Dalum,
5 miles south of Wayne, Alberta, which is now a ghost mining town. Eleanora spent grades 1-9 in a one
room country school. Grades 10 & 11 were spent in Drumheller and grade 12 and normal school in Calgary.
Her first teaching position was in a one room school near Drumheller. The next year was at Crystal lake
School near Lethbridge, where she met Bill. Eleanora then taught a year in Nobleford as a Grade 2
Teacher. She spent the remainder of her teaching career in Picture Butte, at Dorothy Dalgliesh School for
two years and then at St. Catherine’s school until she retired in 1988. She was beloved by her students,
many of who commented that “Mrs. Vogt” was their favorite teacher.
Bill and Eleanora eloped in Great Falls in 1948 and moved from Lethbridge to Picture Butte in 1951 where
they both resided until Eleanora’s passing.
A tree will be planted in Eleanora’s memory at a later date. Her kind and generous spirit will be carried
on in all of the people whose lives she touched.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Picture Butte Fire Fighters Association – Box 1065,
Picture Butte, Alberta, T0K 1V0
A Memorial Celebration will be held on July 19, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at the Picture Butte Community Centre –
607 Hwy Avenue N, Picture Butte, Alberta.
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

WILLIAM “BILL” TITSING
1942 ~ 2014
William (Bill) Berend Titsing of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Isabella Titsing, passed away suddenly on
July 5, 2014 at the age of 72 years.
William is predeceased by his father William, mother Irene and brother John.
Bill is survived by his loving wife of 47 years Isabella (Suzy), sons Chad (Annette) Bill (Marcelle) and
Cory (Mike). Bill adored his grandchildren Kourtney, Brooke and Billy and often said that if he knew how
much fun grandchildren were, he would have had them first.
Bill was born in Nobleford on the family farm. He will be forever remembered by his sisters Jean (Mel)
Irwin, Linda (Dennis) DeBoer, his brother Joe and sister in law Colleen. As well as numerous nieces and
nephews.
Bill made many friends and was always willing to help people out whenever he could. Bill was a welder by
trade and had an affinity to “Mac Gyver” a solution to keep irrigation machinery operating during hot
summer months. After retiring from the irrigation industry he continued as an active volunteer with the
Navy League of Canada and a variety of clubs at Winner’s Bingo. Bill was very proud to have received the
Diamond Jubilee medal and the Navy League of Canada Distinguished service award.
Bill touched many lives, and his family welcomes you to celebrate his life with them.
A Visitation will be held from 7:00pm to 9:00 pm on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW
CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am on Friday, July 11, 2014 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL,
610 – 4 Street South.
Interment will follow at Archmount Cemetery.
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

Margaret Rempel
1937 – 2014
Margaret Rempel, beloved wife of Abe Rempel of Vauxhall, passed away in Lethbridge on Sunday, July 6,
2014 at the age of 77 years surrounded by her family.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at the Bethel Evangelical Free Church, 504 – 3
Avenue, Vauxhall on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.
A private burial service will be held at the Vauxhall Mennonite Cemetery prior to the funeral service on
Thursday, July 10, 2014.
The Funeral Service will be held at the Vauxhall Mennonite Brethren Church, 320 – 9 Street North,
Vauxhall on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Ken Easterbrook officiating. Condolences
may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com <http://www.southlandfuneral.com/&gt; .
She is survived by Abe, her loving husband of fifty seven years as well as their children Robert Rempel
of Lethbridge, Harry Rempel of Calgary, James (Bev) Rempel of Crossfield, Dorothy (Darrell) Milligan of
Trail, British Columbia, John (Jean) Rempel of Taber, Teresa (Don) Cavanaugh of Lethbridge and Arthur
(Shirley) Rempel of Coaldale; she will be remembered by seventeen grandchildren and numerous great
grandchildren. She is also survived by her siblings Kay Haggith of Bellingham, Washington, David (Marj)
Riediger of Medicine Hat, Lydia White of Wetaskiwin, Mary (John) Row of Prince George, British Columbia,
Korny (Dorothy) Riediger of Quesnel, British Columbia, Shirley (Dean) Bengry of Lethbridge and by
numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her son Tony Wayne Rempel, her parents Netta (nee Isaac) and David Riediger and by
her brother Jake Riediger.
Margaret was born in Vauxhall on January 30, 1937. Her greatest joy was being surrounded by her family
and friends as well as quilting, crocheting, baking, canning, gardening and she expecially loved the
farm.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Margaret¹s name may be made directly to the Southern Alberta
Bible Camp, Box 99 Lomond, Alberta T0L 1G0.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.       

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