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Tuesday, September 30, 2014


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on September 30, 2014.

BURRIS
ERNEST BURRIS, beloved husband of the late Helen Burris of Lethbridge, passed away at the Edith Cavell Care Centre on Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at the age of 88 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

JOHN GILLAM
1950 ~ 2014
Mr. John Gillam, beloved husband of Mrs. Patricia Gillam, passed away in Lethbridge at the age of 64 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

MILLS
JIMMY MILLS passed away on Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at the age of 52 years. A Wake Service will be held at St. Paul¹s Anglican Church, Blood Reserve on Wednesday, October 1st, 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, October 2nd, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Interment in St. Paul¹s Cemetery, Blood Reserve.
Email condolences to: legacycardston@gmail.com

OWEN
MEGAN FRANCES OWEN, beloved wife of John Owen of Lethbridge, Alberta, passed away peacefully at St. Michael¹s Health Centre on September 27, 2014, at the age of 68 years. She is the loving mother of Sian Owen (Sterling) of Calgary, David Owen (Claudia) of Okotoks and Geraint Owen of Lethbridge. She is also a grandmother to Elsa and Nia. Megan is also survived by sisters: Mair (Mike), Enid (Philip) and Dilys; brothers Gwyn (Janet) and Cyril as well as numerous loved nieces and nephews in Wales and the USA. Megan is predeceased by her mother Elizabeth Mills and her father Cyril Mills. Megan was born in Cymsyfeog, Wales, meaning Strawberry Valley where she grew up to love life and the beauty of nature. She loved to travel and emigrated to Canada with her husband and best friend John in 1981, raising their three children in Lethbridge. She had a full and creative life. Megan was very active in the community, running a day home and was a girl guide leader for many years, where she shared her love of the outdoors, camping and nature. Megan worked at the Lethbridge Public Library for 22 years making lifelong friends and being surrounded by another love, books. She was an avid reader, talented knitter, passionate gardener and a great cook. Megan loved watching her two boys play hockey. One of her great joys in life was spending time with her granddaughters Elsa and Nia. Before her passing, Megan¹s fighting spirit enabled her to overcome many health issues. She will be sadly missed by her loving family and friends in Wales and Lethbridge. A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 2:00 pm at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13 Street North, Lethbridge with Reverend Aldeen McKay officiating. Viewing will be available one hour prior to the service. Memorial Donations may be made to the St. Michael¹s Health Centre, 1400-9th Avenue South, Lethbridge, T1J 4V5.

VISVANATHA, Narasimhan Appala (Van)
March 1, 1936 – Gurajanapalli,
Andhra Pradesh, India
September 20, 2014 – Calgary Alberta
Van Visvanatha, beloved husband of Sarala Devi Visvanatha (nee Karri) of Calgary, AB, passed away on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at the age of 78 years at the Foothills Medical Centre. Van was born in Gurajanapalli, Andhra Pradesh, India to parents Somanna and Narasamma Visvanatha. Van earned his Bachelor in Civil Engineering from Andhra University Kakinada in 1957 as well as his PhD in Civil Engineering (Water Resources) from Utah State University in 1975. Van had many career highlights throughout the ten countries he worked in. Van started his Civil Engineering career at CWPC and CPWD India and Nepal from 1957-1971. He worked as a consulting engineer at Keith Consulting in Lethbridge, AB from 1975-1981. Van facilitated the design of Oldman River Dam and managed RAJAD project in Kota, India from 1992 to 2001. He was a consulting engineer at UMA Engineering in Lethbridge and Calgary from 1981 until retirement in 2001. Since retirement, Van was actively involved with VanS Consulting, Rotary Club of Sarcee, and UPS Store #36. Van enjoyed travelling, going for walks and bike rides. He had interests in astrology, Indian classical music, and computers. Van had a strong work ethic and doing it right the first time, and didn¹t believe in “giving up”. He battled pancreatic cancer for almost four years. Van was known for his favourite phrases: “No such thing as a free lunch”, “It¹s a package deal” and “Time is money.” Van was notorious for giving advice to anyone who would listen. Besides his loving wife of fifty-three years Sarala, Van is survived by his children, Kumar (Monika), Lakshmi (Douglas Stewart), Surya (Sumita), and Sanjeev (Susmita); eight grandchildren, Ian, Anisha, Colin, Rohini, Curtis, Rajani, Shivanshi, and Rohit; and sisters, Kantham Pariti and Lakshmi Moorty. A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle N.W., Calgary) on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through http://www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations made to Alberta Cancer Society. The family would also like to thank the Calgary health community for the excellent care he received including Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Revera Home Care, Doctors: Joyce, Dowden, Bathe, Stewart. In living memory of Narasimhan Visvanatha, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle N.W., CALGARY Telephone: 1800-661-1599.

WILLIAM “WILLY” FERBY
1927 ~ 2014
Uncle Willy, beloved husband of the late Lillian (Darlene) Ferby, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 26, 2014 at the age of 87 years. Willy is welcomed into heaven by his wife Darlene, his sister Stella and his parents John and Ann. Continuing his legacy are his nephews Wally (Dawn) Garrick, Buddy (Hilda) Garrick and his niece Denise (Delbert) Banack; along with their children. He is also survived by his dear friends Janet and Marlene. Willy was born and raised in Lethbridge, Alberta. At the age of 19 years, he followed in his father¹s footsteps and joined the CPR and worked as a Diesel Machinist until he retired after 40 years of service. At Willy¹s request, no formal service will be held; a private family graveside service will be held at a later date. Send condolences at
http://www.mbfunerals.com.

Olive Johnson
1918 – 2014
The family of Olive Eliza Johnson (nee Hall) announces her passing in Lethbridge on Sunday, September 28, 2014 at the age of 96 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, October 2, 2014 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. and also at the church prior to the funeral service on Friday, October 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 Friday, October 3, 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.

John Stolk
1930 – 2014
John Stolk, beloved husband of Argyl ³Archie² Stolk, passed away in Claresholm on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at the age of 84 years. Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. The Funeral Service will be held at Knox United Church, 4929 – 50 Avenue, Taber on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. with Reverend Mokwadi Paymann T’dere Basele officiating. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.&lt;http://www.southlandfuneral.com/&gt; . If friends so desire, memorial tributes in John¹s name may be made directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, Box 2211, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4K7 (www.heartandstroke.ab.ca <http://www.heartandstroke.ab.ca/&gt; ). Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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