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Tuesday, September 2, 2014


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on September 2, 2014.

DRAKE
CECILIA ELAINE DRAKE passed away peacefully on August 29, 2014 at the age of 84, surrounded by her loving family, following an eleven year battle with cancer. Celia was born May 7, 1930 to Cecil & Toots Gillies on the family farm at Picture Butte. She received her education in Picture Butte. In 1953 she married Gib Drake. Their family included three children: Shelley, Dawn, and Cal. She was employed by Alberta Government Telephones, Campbell¹s Hardware, & finally The Butte Dress Shoppe. She had a quick wit with a real sense of humour. Celia is survived by her three children Shelley Drake of Picture Butte; Dawn(Phil) Bear of La Ronge, SK and Cal Drake of Lethbridge; her two granddaughters Erin & Amber; her five great- grandchildren Jonah, Jeffrey, Mikayla, Jaxton, & Joseph; her sister-in-law Yoko Gillies & family Cindy, Darren(Arlene), Grant (Sandra), Dustin & Brady; her sister-in-law Frankie(Jim) Ostrup; and many more nieces, nephews, cousins, and special friends. Celia was predeceased by her husband Gib Drake, her parents Toots & Cecil Gillies, her brother Floyd Gillies, her brother-in-law Delbert, her sisters-in-law Mildred, Berenice, Wilma, & Beatrice. A Celebration of Life to honour Celia will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. In memory of Celia, donations may be made to the St. Michael’s Foundation, 1400 – 9th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 4V5

HELEN MAREK
1923 ~ 2014
Mrs. Helen Marek, wife of the late Mr. Walter Marek, passed away at the Raymond Health Centre on Sunday, August 31, 2014 at the age of 91 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced once completed.
Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.

MAAIKE VAN DIJK
1921 ~ 2014
Mrs. Maaike Van Dijk of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Lieuwe Van Dijk, passed away on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at the age of 92 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced once completed. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.

MARY COOK
1923 ~ 2014
Mrs. Mary G. Cook of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Gilbert Cook, passed away on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at the age of 91 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced once completed.
Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.

SWEDISH
AUDREY SUSAN SWEDISH, wife of the late George Swedish, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge, Alberta, on Saturday, August 30th, 2014 at the age of 93.
At Audrey¹s request no service will be held.

TILLY SHACKLEFORD
1921 ~ 2014
Mrs. Tilly Shackleford of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Douglas A. Shackleford, passed away on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at the age of 92 years. A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00am on Friday, September 5, 2014 at MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY, 1210 Scenic Drive S., Lethbridge, Alberta.
Flowers are welcome, or memorial contributions can be made to the Lethbridge Senior Citizen’s Organization, 500-11th St. S., Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 4G7. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.

VAILLANCOURT
ETHEL LILLIAN VAILLANCOURT, beloved wife of Wayne Vaillancourt of Lethbridge, passed away at the St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at the age of 70 years. A Celebration of Ethel’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta, on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 1:00 P.M.

WILLIAM VEGTER
1931 ~ 2014
Mr. William Vegter of Picture Butte, passed away on August 27, 2014 at the age of 83 years.
A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, September 5, 2014 at the IRON SPRINGS CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, Iron Springs, Alberta. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make donations to the Jack Ady Cancer Centre, 1A 129, 960 19th St. S., Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 1W5, or Piyami Health Centre, 300 ­ A Rogers Ave., Picture Butte, Alberta, T0K 1V0. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

Winogene Luehr
1920 – 2014
Winogene Adele Luehr, beloved wife of the late Paul Luehr, passed away in Taber on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at the age of 93 years. A private burial service will be held at the Taber Memorial Garden prior to the funeral service. The Funeral Service will be held at the Evangelical Free Church, 5431 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com <http://www.southlandfuneral.com&gt; . If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Winogene¹s name may be made directly to the Taber and District Health Foundation, 4326 – 50 Avenue, Taber, Alberta T1G 1N9 or the Clearview Lodge (Resident Enhancement), 4730 – 50 Avenue, Taber, Alberta T1G 1N6. Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

Ron Hill
1941 – 2014
Ronald Roy Hill, beloved husband of Janet Hill (nee Evanson), passed away unexpectedly in Taber on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at the age of 73 years. Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family in the Relief Society Room at the church prior to the funeral service on Thursday, September 4, 2014 between 9:30 A.M. and 10:40 A.M. The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Taber Stake Centre, 4709 – 50 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com <http://www.southlandfuneral.com&gt; .
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

Norma Porter
1912 – 2014
Norma Letitia Theresa Porter, beloved wife of the late Don Porter, passed away in Taber on Friday, August 29, 2014 at the age of 102 years. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 5:00 P.M. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, 5009 – 48 Avenue, Taber, on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. with Reverend Vincent TuanHa Celebrant. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com <http://www.southlandfuneral.com&gt; . Norma is survived by her daughter Elaine Tisdale of Port Dover, Ontario; four grandchildren Craig and Carla Randell, Donene Maple and Eylssa (Philip) Lampman; nephews Michael (Petra) McAvoy and James (Connie) McAvoy and their families as well as her dear friend Peg Powell. She was predeceased by her husband Don, daughter Kathleen Griffith, parents John and Ollie McAvoy, brothers John McAvoy and Marcus McAvoy, sister-in-law Margaret McAvoy.
Norma was born at Morse, Saskatchewan on March 22, 1912 to John and Ollie McAvoy. She received her schooling at Morse and at the Academy of Sion in Moose Jaw. Norma served with the Royal Canadian Air Force from April 1942 to December 1945 and served in England. She married Don Porter on February 21, 1946. They resided in Calgary, later moving to Lethbridge. In 1958 they moved to Taber where Don established an accounting practice. In 1968 Norma began teaching at St. Mary¹s School, where she taught for nine years until her retirement in 1977. Over the years she was active in the Catholic Womens League, Taber Legion and the Lioness. Norma enjoyed painting and playing bridge, playing well in to her nineties. She will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Norma¹s name may be made directly to the #402, 740 – 4 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 0N9.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

Jack Klassen
1932 – 2014
Jacob Klassen, beloved husband of Bette Klassen, passed away in Taber on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at the age of 82 years. Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family in the Relief Society Room at the church prior to the funeral service on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 between 10:00 A.M. and 10:40 A.M. The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Taber Stake Centre, 4709 – 50 Avenue, Taber on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. with Bishop Brock Campbell conducting. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com <http://www.southlandfuneral.com&gt; .
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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