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Friday, December 19, 2014

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on December 19, 2014.

Cameron David Enns, 22 of Coaldale, Alberta, passed away on Tuesday December 16, 2014 at St. Michael¹s Palliative Care Centre. In his short life, Cam made a special impact on all those who knew him and will be deeply missed. Cam¹s celebration of life will be held on Monday, December 22, 2014 at Coaldale Mennonite Church (2316 17th Street, Coaldale) at 2pm.

1916 ~ 2014
On November 22, 2014 Dr. Hans Lewke of Milk River, formerly of Calgary, beloved husband of the late Magda Lewke passed away peacefully at the age of 98 _ years. Born on April 18, 1916 in Biegen, Germany he was the youngest child and only son of Reinhold and Frieda Lewke. He had 2 sisters, Margareta and Johanna. In this small farming community where his father was the local school master, he learned gardening, fishing, the love of music and the outdoors. He graduated from high school, went on to become a teacher but then was chosen to study medicine starting in Berlin and completing his training in Vienna. There he met the love of his life Magda Ganglbauer. They were married June 19, 1942. After the Second World War they settled in Weyregg, Austria where 3 daughters Margareta, Gerda and Elisabeth (Liesl) were born. In 1951, the family immigrated to Canada. Their first home was in Langenburg, Sask. Then it was on to Regina where he did his internship, was successful in his first attempt to pass the Canadian medical qualifying exams, settling in Vanguard in southern Sask. In 1955, the first son Reynold was born and 2 years later a second son, Bernard arrived. In 1960, never tiring of learning, he chose to move to Saskatoon to study orthopedic surgery. In 1965, they moved to Calgary where he returned to family practice becoming a founding member of the Division of Family Practice at the Foothills Hospital. He was devoted to the practice of medicine for more than six decades. The nurses always knew he was coming down the hallways because of his cheerful whistling. Using his orthopedic training he became the team doctor for the Calgary Centennials. Madga and Hans loved to travel but this came to an abrupt halt when she was incapacitated by a stroke in 1999. His focus changed completely becoming her devoted partner and constant caregiver. With increasing age and adherent problems, it was decided to move Mutti to Milk River in 2005 to get the best possible care and to be close to Bob and Liesl. Hans then moved to Milk River as well because he could see that his wife thrived on the excellent care she received there. They had a lovely year together in Milk River before Magda was called home to heaven.
He leaves a legacy of a positive attitude towards life, a deep love of God and strong ties to family and friends. His walk in life is an inspiring example to his family and friends. He rests firmly in our hearts with his sense of duty towards his patients and his family, his humour and his optimistic belief in the goodness of God. He is survived by his 5 children Dr. Margareta (Dr. Walter) Klinger, Gerda Lewke, Dr. Liesl (Bob) Bogle, Reynold (Laura) Lewke, and Dr. Bernie (Elsie) Lewke, 14 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 12:00noon at the ST. PETER¹S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 321 Main Street N.W, Milk River, AB, with Pastor Tom Peterson officiating. Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorial donations may be made to the Town of Milk River, Prairie Rose Lodge Building Fund, c/o Town of Milk River, PO Box 270, Milk River, Alberta T0K 1M0.
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1923 ~ 2014
Mrs. Gladys Clara Ellen Leishman of Magrath, beloved wife of the late Mr. Reece Leishman, passed away on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at the age 91 years. She was born on February 3, 1923 in Magrath, to Fredrick and Lillian Breen. Gladys is survived by her siblings Hazel Madison of Margrath, Thomas Breen of Magrath and Betty Peterson Chilliwack, BC as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am on Monday, December 22, 2014 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S. Interment to follow in the Magrath Cemetery. Send condolences at

1935 – 2014
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Hubregt on Thursday, December 17, 2014 at the age of 79 in Lethbridge, AB. He is survived by his wife Hennie (nee Groenenboom) of 53 years and their children James (Rowena) Wiskerke, Brenda (Marc) Rathwell and Anita Meyer. His greatest joy was the birth of his 11 grandchildren Grayson (Danielle), Kennedy, Tanis, Dawson, Weston, Broden, Kaden, Janna, Claire, Mataya and Adelyn. Hubregt is also survived by two sisters in the Netherlands and one brother on Vancouver Island as well as numerous in-laws and nieces and nephews. Hubregt was schooled in Holland as a horticulturist, immigrated to Canada in 1954 at the age of 19. He spent summers working on a farm in the Warner area and in winter, working as a lumberjack in northern B.C. until he settled at Canbra Foods for 29 years. Hubregt realized his lifelong dream of becoming a farmer with his son James and was passionate about farming until his passing. A Memorial Service will be held at ST. ANDREW’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 1818 – 5th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB on Monday, December 22, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. with Rev. Hugh Jack officiating. A Private Family Interment will precede the service. In memory of Hubregt, donations may be made to the Jack Ady Cancer Centre, 960 – 19 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 1W5
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January 28,1918 – December 17, 2014
passed away in her sleep at the Lee Crest Home in Cardston. Sheila was born in County Clare, Ireland to Patrick and Molly Donnellan. She was one of eleven children. She is survived by her son, Sean (Kia) Kelly, Cardston; Grandchildren, Kara (Steve) Farno, Sammamash, WA, Rory (Alex ) Kelly, Washington, DC ; four great grand children and sister, Barbara Malloy, Ennis, Ireland; and numerous nieces and nephews. Sheila was predeceased by her husband Dr. Daniel Kelly, her parents and nine siblings.
Sheila was kind and happy, never complaining. She loved to read and to have books around her. The family is ever grateful for the care given to her at the Chinook Lodge and in the past year at Cottage#2 at Lee Crest, Cardston. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Theresa¹s Church, Cardston at 11:00 am on December 23, 2014 with Fr. D¹Costa officiating. Final interment will be in Ireland. Email your condolences to:

1935 ~ 2014
Mr. Ken Hall of Coaldale, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Pat Hall, passed away peacefully on December 16, 2014 at the age of 79 years. Ken was born in West Virginia and later moved to Toledo, Ohio, where he grew up. He was a great sportsman and played football in his high school years. He started work with Libbey Owens Ford at 20 years old, and quickly moved up the ladder and transferred to Collingwood, Ontario in 1968, and continued up that ladder until his retirement in 1988. He was a huge boating enthusiast, spending every summer on Georgian Bay and on his snowmobiles in the winters in Wasaga Beach. Give him anything to do with wood, and he could build or fix anything that needed it. He was a very kind and fun guy, he could tell jokes for hours and never repeat one. He will be missed by all he touched and remembered greatly. Ken is survived by his daughter Sandra Lynne Heft, Toledo OH; four sons Ron (Nancy) Hall of Coalhurst, AB, Greg Hall of Calgary, AB, Jeff Hall of Calgary, AB, Steve (Danielle) Hall of Navarre, FL; grandchildren Ashley (Matt) Colbourne of Coalhurst, AB, Cody (Staci) Hall of Kerrobert, SK, Kristin Hall, Nicole Hall and Casey Ann Hall all of Calgary, AB, Cameron & Brady Powell of Suwanee, GA, Katie & Andy Heft of Toledo, OH; sister Becky Kuzyk of Tucson, AZ; brother Gene Hall of Mattawan, MI; great-grandchildren Shelbi & Ainsley Low of Coalhurst, AB and Lochlan Colbourne of Coalhurst, AB. A Celebration of Life will be held in Coaldale, Alberta at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Coaldale Food Bank, 1716 20th Avenue, Coaldale, AB T1M 1K6 or the Canadian Cancer Society, 317-10 St. S., Lethbridge, AB, T1J 2M7. Send condolences at

Mom has gone dancing with Dad.
It is with great sadness in our hearts we announce that JOYCE LAGLER passed away surrounded by family at the Chinook Regional Hospital on December 12, 2014. A Private Family Graveside service will be held at MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY on December 19, 2014.
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1935 – 2014
FERNE IONA LARSEN, of Fort Macleod, AB., passed away on Thursday, December 18th, 2014 at the age of 79 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.
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Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematorium 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South
Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1 Telephone ~ (403) 381-7777
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1924 ~ 2014
Mrs. Margaret Dutton of Lethbridge, passed away on December 18, 2014 at the age of 90 years.
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JOHN ³SAM² MCGEE, beloved husband of the late Elsie McGee, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 15, 2014 at the age of 95, having lived a good long life. A Celebration of John¹s life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 10:30 A.M. with Deacon Frank Peta officiating. In lieu of flowers, take your loved ones out for dinner, and share a few corny jokes. That is what Sam would have wanted.
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Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematorium 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South
Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1 Telephone ~ (403) 381-7777
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DUDLEY, beloved wife of Alan Wallace Dudley of Magrath, AB, passed away in Lethbridge on December 16, 2014 at 8:37 am. She was born 16 June, 1942 in St. Louis, Missouri, and was the daughter of Charles Richard Hammers and Margaret Lorraine, (nee Carter), of St. Louis, Missouri, (both deceased) and sister to Theresa (Ron) Nipper of Illinois, Marjorie (Jerry) Behrendt of St. Louis, Missouri, and Charles Richard Hammers Jr. (deceased). Her children: Thomas (Michelle) Dudley of Carson City, Nevada; Wallace (Lynette) Dudley of Calgary; Patricia Lorraine Dudley (deceased); James (Anne) Dudley of Fairfield, Maine; Val Dudley (deceased) (Sherri Swing) of Park City, Utah; Mark (Tracy) Dudley of Salt Lake City, Utah; Julie (Mike) Coombs of Edmonton; Patrick (Steffi) Dudley of Lethbridge; and Mary (Chris) Bullock of Almonte, Ontario. She was blessed with 34 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Her married family includes: Mary (L.B. deceased) Tanner; Maxine (deceased) (Jack) Bridge; Dennis (Agnes deceased) Dudley. With her husband, Alan, she lived 9 years in Eastern Europe serving missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Patricia loved her family and her many friends from home and from around the world. She was an ardent worker in the community and in the church and cherished her membership in it. Her testimony of Jesus Christ was never failing. Her talents included hospitality, as she loved having people in her home. She enjoyed doing family history, teaching and testifying of Jesus Christ, and to read, sing, paint and write poetry. Her greatest treasure was her sweetheart Alan and their family. The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, MAGRATH STAKE CENTER on Saturday, December 20th, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Friends may meet the family at the Church from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the Service. Interment will follow at the Magrath Cemetery.
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Barney Kress
1929 – 2014
Bernard Joseph Kress, passed away in Taber on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at the age of 85 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at St. Joseph¹s Catholic Church, 324 – 2 Avenue, North, Vauxhall on Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 4:00 P.M. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 324 – 2 Avenue, North, Vauxhall on Monday, December 22, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Vincent TuanHa, Celebrant. A private burial to follow at the Vauxhall Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at <; .
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


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