September 28th, 2016

Thursday July 10, 2014


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on July 10, 2014.

CRAIG WIEBE
1970 ~ 2014
Mr. Craig Richard Wiebe of Coaldale, passed away on Friday, July 4, 2014 at the age of 44 years.
Funeral arrangements to 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

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
Mr. Garvin Gaehring passed away in Milk River at the Long Term Care on Sunday, June 29, 2014 at the age
of 74 years.
A Celebration of Garvin’s Life will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, July 11, 2014 at the Grain Community
Hall.
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

JOHNSON
It is with heavy hearts and serenity that we announce the passing of Audrey Joan (Thibert) Johnson of
Cowley, AB
Audrey found her peace on July 5, 2014, at the age of 75, after six years of palliation at the Willow
Creek Continuing Care Centre, Claresholm, AB.
Audrey leaves behind a legacy of family, grace, and love.
Widow of the late Donald Lorne Johnson, Audrey remains forever in the hearts of her five children, Stan
Simpson, Chiki Vegter, Frank Simpson, Flint Simpson, and Tannis B.J. Johnson, her three step- children,
Lila Desharnais, Rusty Johnson, Tammy Kinnamon, and their families.
Prayers are to be held at 7:00 pm, Friday, July 11 at ST. MICHAEL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, Pincher Creek, AB. A
Funeral Services will be Held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, July 12 at ST. MICHAEL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, Pincher
Creek, AB, with Father Silvano Vargas Officiating.
Audrey’s family finds comfort in knowing that her gentle soul is at peace with her Lord. She will always
be remembered for her benevolent smile.
Eden’s Funeral Home and Crematorium
966 Elm Street
Pincher Creek, AB
Phone: 403-627-3131
Email: condolences@edensfuneralhome.com
http://www.edensfuneralhome.com

MAXWELL
COLLEEN RAE MAXWELL, beloved wife of the late Stanley Elwood Maxwell of Lethbridge, passed away
peacefully at the Raymond Health Center on July 6, 2014, at the age of 87.
Mom is survived by her 7 children; Randy (Linda) of Lethbridge, Lorie of Lethbridge, Marty (Jeanne) of
Bakersfield, California, Bryan of Lethbridge, Greg (Lisa) of Magrath, Brent (Julie) of Raymond and Scott
(Cathy) of Lethbridge, as well as 22 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. She also leaves to mourn
her siblings Yvonne Sherwood, Kay Peterson, Joanne (Sham) Stevens, Lydean Klovansky, and her sister-in-
law Lois Peterson. In Ontario, she leaves to mourn from Stan’s family his sister Muriel Pierce, his
brother T.J. Maxwell and brothers-in-law Kenny Lafontaine and Ted Clancy, as well as numerous nieces and
nephews.
Mom was born in Lethbridge, Alberta on October 9, 1926, to Clifford M. Peterson and Fauntella Russell.
She had a happy childhood and was blessed with a very close family, which provided her with lots of fond
memories and stories that she loved to share. Mom grew up in Lethbridge where she attended public school
and graduated from LCI. After high school she had a brief stay in Salt Lake City attending school and
living in what was then called the Beehive House. She loved her experience in Salt Lake City, especially
when she had the opportunity to play the organ in the Tabernacle. Upon returning to Lethbridge, she
worked at Kresge’s candy counter with her sister Yvonne. It is here that she met her one true love. Mom
and Dad were married on November 12, 1949, and their love spanned six decades. When all seven children
were in school, Mom went to work part time at Sears in the cosmetic/jewelry department retiring in 1984.
Mom was a wonderful person and showed love to everyone she came in contact with. Most of all, she loved
her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She lived life to the fullest, but her family was
always first and foremost. Mom loved music, and we have many special memories listening to her play the
organ and piano for family functions, church and duets with her sister Lydean. She was a member of the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and held many musical callings over the years, but her
favorite was being the Primary pianist as she loved working with the little children.
Mom will forever be remembered for the unconditional love she had for her family and all those she knew,
her ability to make everyone feel special, her generosity, her grace, her strength, her classy style, her
love of shopping … especially shopping for shoes.
She was predeceased by her husband Stan, her parents, her mother and father-in-law, her brother, an
infant great-grandson, her nephew, 6 sisters-in-law, and 6 brothers-in-law.
Friends and relatives may meet the family on Friday, July 11, 2014 ONLY from 7:00 – 8:30 pm at
CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13th Street North, Lethbridge, Alberta .
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 CENTER, 2410-28 Street South with Bishop Aaron Bridge,
officiating. Interment in the Mountain View Cemetery.
Many thanks to Dr. Ken Dahl, Dr. Ernie Janzen, and all the staff at the Raymond Health Center for their
kindness and loving care.
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. BERNIECE 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.
Berniece was born on June 5, 1926 at her Grandmother’s house in New Dayton, AB.
Berniece’s education was all in one room schools – the Independence School and the Owen School near
Wrentham.
Berniece and Don were married on June 27, 1947 and lived and worked most of their married life in the
Granum area. After retiring, they moved to Parkbridge Estates in Lethbridge and Berniece has resided at
the Garden View lodge for the past nine years.
Berniece always grew an abundant garden, but her real pleasure came from her immaculate yard and flower
bed (especially her roses). Our mother was without a doubt the best cook ever. She loved cooking and
after she retired she had her own cookbook printed and gave a copy to each of her children and
grandchildren as a remembrance of her.
Every year at Christmas, Berniece and Don made chocolates and for a few years they sold them and spent
many hours keeping up to the orders.
Mom’s passion was quilting. We all have quilts that have become real family treasures. Berniece’s great
grandfather homesteaded at Stirling, AB in the 1890’s. Our family has now grown to seven generations of
proud Southern Albertans.
Our Mother’s greatest accomplishment is life was being a kind, caring and giving wife, mother and
grandmother.
She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by each of us.
Berniece is survived by two daughters, Linda (Bruce) Murray and their children Tricia (Ron-deceased) ,
and Wesley (Jenn); Judy (Terry) Reardon and their children Nikki (Rob), Chad and Tyler; two sons Dean
Meldrum and his children, Tom (Angie), Candace (Dana) and Bradley; Bryce (Judy) Meldrum and their
children Jason (Keira) and Lindsay (Boof).
Berniece is also survived by seven great-grandchildren and her two brothers Harold and Arnold.
Berniece was predeceased by her husband Don in 1997, her parents Paul and Eldora Wesley, her grandson-
in-law Ron Hilgersom, her brothers Lenard, Cecil and Larry, and her sisters Ethel and Grace.
Berniece was strongly devoted to her faith and lived her life accordingly.
A Funeral Service will be held at THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS – SCENIC DRIVE CHAPEL,
2410 – 28 Street South, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, July 11, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. with Bishop Don Gibb
officiating.
Interment to follow at the Magrath 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

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

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 “Butte Hotel Babes” 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

WILLIAM “BILL” BEREND
TITSING
1942 ~ 2014
Mr. William “Bill” Berend Titsing of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Isabella “Suzy” Titsing, passed
away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at the age of 72 years.
A Visitation will be from 7:00 – 9:00pm 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, with Pastor Al Litchfield, 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

Wood, Mildred
(nee Roberts)
April 12, 1917 – July 7, 2014
Mildred Wood passed away on Monday, July 7, 2014 at the age of 97, surrounded by her family. She was
predeceased by her husband Lincoln A. Wood in 1999; her parents Thomas King Roberts and Mary Eliza
Witbeck; and siblings Margaret Kennedy, John Roberts, Gordon Roberts, Mary Beth Webb and David Roberts.
Mildred will be dearly missed by her son Thomas Wood (Della Mae); daughter Suzanne Neilson (Gary);
grandchildren Sean Wood (Elana), Stephen Wood (Amy), Kristen Nash (Peter), Jonas Neilson (Romi), Stefan
Neilson (JoDee), Maja Russell (Paul) and Woody Neilson (Laura); by twenty three great-grandchildren; and
a sister Sheila McLennan (Don).
Mil was born in Magrath and raised in Raymond, Alberta. There she married Lincoln and they began their
dynamic 62-year partnership. They both worked in the head office of the Canadian Sugar Factories in
Raymond. In 1961, they moved to Lethbridge to follow their careers with the same company. In 1970, they
moved to Vancouver and returned to Calgary in 1989. She had a passion for life and was determined to make
every moment count. She was smart, capable and had a delightful sense of humour. Through hard work she
strove to improve herself and everything and everyone around her. Family came first and together they
experienced great joy. Through them she leaves a remarkable legacy.
A Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Raymond Stake Centre,
Raymond, AB on Saturday, July 12 at 1:00 pm. Family and friends may gather from 12:00 to 12:45 pm.
Interment will follow at the Temple Hill Cemetery. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family
at http://www.piersons.ca. If friends desire, memorial tributes may be made to Lincoln and Mildred Wood Memorial
Scholarship at Mount Royal University. Arrangements are in care of Pierson’s Funeral Service, Calgary.
Telephone 403-235-3602.

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