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Tuesday, October 14, 2014


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on October 14, 2014.

ALDO BIANCHINI
1934 ~ 2014
Mr. Aldo Bianchini, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Irene Bianchini, passed away on October 10, 2014 at the age of 80 years.
Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

HELEN BLAIR
1926 ~ 2014
Mrs. Helen Blair of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Duncan Blair, passed away on October 10, 2014 at the age of 88 years.
A Memorial Service will take place at 2:00pm on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 ­ 4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB, with Reverend Terry Shillington, officiating. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.

HUESKEN
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of ROBERT “BOB” HUESKEN, who passed away at the Edmonton General Hospital on Friday, October 10, 2014 at the age of 62 years, after a brave and courageous battle with cancer. Bob was a hard working man throughout his whole life, but at the end of the day he was a husband, father, and grandfather, his top priority was his family.
Nothing brought Bob more joy than his three grandchildren and his dog Yogi. In recent months, he got to enjoy all their company daily — laughing, teasing, and cuddling. Bob is survived by his wife Florence, daughter Diana (Matt) Fenwick, son Adam (Laura), and grandchildren Cam, Josh, and Abby. He was predeceased by his parents Herman and Minnie. He will be missed dearly. A Memorial Reception will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta, on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.

JOHNSON
FRED JOHNSON, beloved husband, father, brother, and friend passed away on October 10, 2014 in Lethbridge at age 64. He is survived by his wife, Carol (Sheen) Johnson, his daughters Coralee (Cam) Williams, Marisa (Chris) Baines, and his son Derek (Julie), along with his grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, Jess and Elinor Johnson, his sisters, Marlene Alcorn and Tracy Smathers, his brother Harold Stripped Wolf Johnson and his son-in-law, Cam Williams. Fred was born June 16, 1950 in Creston BC. He grew up on the family farm in Yahk BC with his 8 brothers and sisters: Marlene, Patti, Sheila, Lonny, Kevin, Tracy, Harold, and Nick. While there, he developed an amazing work ethic and a love of service for others. His early hobbies included hunting, fishing, and working the farm with his family. His Grandpa Oscar Johnson was an influential mentor in his early years, as were his mom and dad. The family moved to Cardston in 1971 in order to raise their family in an area where the gospel was strong. He worked hauling hay with his uncle, Glen Atwood. Later, he and his dad opened a garage in Cardston. He married Carol Sheen on February 17, 1973 in the Cardston Alberta Temple. Both Fred and Carol struggled with major health concerns early in their marriage but, despite this, they persevered and had a wonderful marriage together. He was a dedicated father to his three children and the best grandfather any child could ask for. His family was his world and he took the responsibility to care for them to levels rarely seen. He worked for 25 years with Don Carlson at D’s Service. There, he made countless friends from all walks of life. He had a special love for the Native people who he served at the garage and in the Kainai Branch. Fred can be described as the ultimate example of integrity, love, service, and faithfulness to the gospel of Jesus Christ. He will be greatly missed by all those who had the privilege to know him. His Christ like influence will be felt for generations to come. The Funeral Service will be held at the Cardston Alberta Stake Center (East Hill) on Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. Friends may meet the family from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. prior to the Service. Interment in the Cardston Cemetery.
E-mail your condolences to: legacyfh@telus.net.

MAE POPMA
1923 ~ 2014
Mae Popma, beloved wife of the late George Popma, and mother to daughters Dr. Barbara Popma and Anne Popma, passed away in Lethbridge Regional Hospital on October 10, 2014 at the age of 91 years. Mae was born on May 24, 1923 in the Netherlands, one of eight children of Gerrit Jan and Elbertje van den Top. She and her husband emigrated to Canada in 1948, where they began a new life in Southern Alberta, eventually settling in Lethbridge. Mae was a devoted mother and gracious home-maker who enjoyed walking her dogs and raising orchids in her greenhouse. In addition to her two daughters and their husbands Richard Vanderheide and Garry Watson, Mae is survived by sisters Joanne and Trudi, brother Bert, sixteen nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank her care-givers at Prairie Ridge in Raymond, where she spent the last five years of her life, and Lethbridge Regional Hospital, where she spent the last month. A Graveside Service and internment will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY, Lethbridge, AB. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.

MARJORIE MILLER
1923 ~ 2014
It is with deep sadness to announce that Mrs. Marjorie Miller of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Frank Miller, passed away on October 8, 2014 at the age of 91 years. Marjorie was born to Hoarse & Ethel Gentleman on February 14, 1923 in Pathlow, Saskatchewan. She later moved to Lethbridge and married Frank Edwin Miller on March 30, 1946. Her greatest joy in life was raising her five children. Along with caring for her family, she enjoyed quilting, knitting, bowling, and she loved her cats. Marjorie is survived by her three sons Edwin, Larry & Don; daughter Shirley; three grandchildren Kelly, Randi, and Kadi. A Graveside Service will be held at 2:00pm on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY, Lethbridge, AB with Canon Alan McCuaig, officiating. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, Box 2211, Lethbridge, AB., T1J 4K7.
Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.

SHEER
May 26, 1952 – October 6, 2014
GREGORY PHILIP SHEER, passed away on Monday, October 6, 2014 at the age of 62 years. A Graveside Service will be held at the Magrath Cemetery, Magrath, AB on Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Email your condolences to: legacycardston@gmail.com

STOCKER
FREDRICK PETER STOCKER passed away with his family at his side on October 10, 2014 at the age of 72 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was predeceased by his mother Olga, father Clarence Stocker and Step father Bill Rinehart. Survived by his wife of 46 years Michelene Stocker of Magrath, AB. Son Craig Stocker of Raymond, AB – Grandchildren Jessica, Madison, Marissa, and Colby. Daughter Sandra (Peter) Goodall of Summerland, B.C. Grandchildren Emily and Sara. Fred was born January 12, 1942 in Cardston, AB. He went to School in Del Bonita and then went on to attend SAIT in Calgary for a year where he took welding and automotive Mechanics. After his schooling he met and married Michelene Madison. Fred and Michelene were finally married on September 22, 1968 after a blizzard delayed the wedding for a day. He farmed the family farm in Del Bonita for more than 50 years then in 2001 retired to Magrath where he resided until his passing. Fred loved to travel and enjoyed all his trips from the Arctic Circle to Panama Canal and Hawaii to PEI. He was a selfless, thoughtful, and honourable man who loved and was proud of his family. His quiet courage, strength of spirit, creativity, and sense of humor will be carried forward by those who knew and loved him. He was well known for his Christmas Display which lit up the town of Magrath. He built several three wheeled bikes and enjoyed taking on difficult projects. He had a love for camping, playing cards, and model trains. He had a never ending ability to fix, built, and invent things. A Celebration of Life will be held Wednesday October 15, 2014 at 1pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 21 East 1 Ave S Magrath AB beside the High School. There will be a meet the family at 12 o¹clock at the church. In lieu for flowers, as a gift to his daughter, donations to the MS Society of Canada would be greatly appreciated.
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Thomas Alexander McLaren
Thomas ³Tom² McLaren of Camrose, formerly of Coalhurst, Alberta passed away on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at the age of 82 years.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife Alice; children Debbie (Larry) Manley of Pincher Creek, Larry (Terry) McLaren of Camrose; six grandchildren; nine great- grandchildren. Tom was predeceased by his parents; and three brothers. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. from Calvary Penecostal Church (4920 48 Street, Camrose, AB) with Pastor Clayton Milgate officiating. Interment will take place on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at the Archmount Cemetery in West Lethbridge, Alberta. If friends so desire memorial contributions are gratefully accepted to the charity of one¹s choice. To send condolences, please visit http://www.burgarfuneralhome.com

THOMPSON
DONNA THOMSON THOMPSON, passed away in Raymond on Saturday, October 11th, 2014, at the age of 59 years, beloved wife of Alan Thompson of Magrath. Friends may meet the family at the Magrath Stake Center, Magrath, AB. on Friday, October 17th, 2014 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. or at the Church from 1:00 to 1:45 p.m. prior to the Service. The Funeral Service will be held in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Magrath Stake Center, Magrath, AB on Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. with Bishop Larry Schneyder officiating. Interment in the Magrath Cemetery, Magrath, Alberta. E-mail your condolences to: legacyfh@telus.net.

WINCHESTER
EARL HUNTER WINCHESTER, born 19 June 1931 in Taber, died 10 October 2014 in Cardston, the youngest child of Charles Stanley Winchester and Gertrude Viola Kellogg. He is survived by his wife, Doreen Jensen Winchester; children – Gordon (Jacquie), Charles, Kevin, Kyla, Jason, and Travis; 10 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Earl was predeceased by his parents; 2 brothers – Ronald & Dale; 4 sisters – Sybil, Cleo, Helen, and Carol. The Funeral Service will be held in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Barnwell, AB on Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Friends may meet the family at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Tuesday, October 14th from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. or at the Church from 12:00 noon to 12:45 p.m. prior to the Funeral Service. Interment in the Taber Cemetery. E-mail your condolences to: legacycardston@gmail.com

Laurel Lee Kalvi
1956 – 2014
Laurel Lee Kalvi (nee Knibbs), passed away peacefully in Lethbridge, surrounded by her family on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at the age of 58 years following a courageous two and a half year battle with cancer. Laurel Lee is the beloved wife of Joseph and mother of LeAnna Lee; daughter of Sylvia (nee Haynes) and the late Gerald H Knibbs and sister to the late Charlene, Carol Lee and Cheryl Lee (Matt). Laurel Lee was raised with her sisters on a farm east of Grassy Lake but was a city girl at heart. In 1974, she moved to Taber where she discovered her love for accounting and for Joe. After marrying in 1977, they moved to Lethbridge and built their dream home and life together. In 1991, they were blessed with a daughter. The birth of LeAnna brought her immense joy and added lots of new opportunities and experiences to her life. Laurel Lee was most recently employed at TD Canada Trust. Her spirit will live forever in the hearts of her family. A celebration of Laurel Lee¹s life will be held at the Italian Canadian Club, 1511 St. Edwards Boulevard North, Lethbridge on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 12:00 P.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 Laurel Lee¹s name may be made directly to the Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation 960 – 19 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 1W5 (www.crhfoundation.ca <http://www.crhfoundation.ca&gt; ). Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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