September 24th, 2016

Friday, January 23, 2015


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on January 23, 2015.

1934 ~ COOPER ~ 2015
Gary Robert Cooper of Bow Island, beloved husband of the late Marcella “Lorraine”
Cooper, passed away on Tuesday, January 20th, 2015, at the age of 80 years. Gary leaves
to cherish his memory his children, James (Susan) Cooper and their children, Jill
(Todd) Regehr and their children, Avery and Owen, Lisa (Michael) MacLeod and their son,
Bennett and Kevin (Janae) Cooper, Randy Cooper and his children, Nicholas Cooper and
Carson Cooper, Valerie Cooper, Kathy (Wayne) Murray and their children, Graham Murray,
Jordan Murray, Kailyn Murray, Garry Cooper and his children, Rebecca Cooper and Braiden
Cooper and Robert (Laurie) Cooper and their children, Nicole Cooper and Tara Cooper;
one sister, Mary McNab; one sister-in-law, Marilyn (Ron) Thorson; great aunt, Margaret
(Bob) Cody; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Gary was predeceased by his wife,
Lorriane on March 7th, 2003; and his parents, Thomas and Lavina Cooper. Gary married
his school sweetheart, Marcella “Lorraine” Cooper in Medicine Hat on October 7th, 1954.
After this, they began to farm in the Burdett/Bow Island area. A family oriented man,
who was a member of the Bow Island Elks Club for 55 years and an active member of the
Bow Island Curling Club, Gary enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, dancing, curling, and
playing cards. After retiring from the farm to Bow Island, Gary filled his time by
having a coffee at the Burdett Fire Hall or by playing cards or shooting a game of pool
at the Golden Age Club. In recent years, Gary has enjoyed playing in cribbage
tournaments and attending dances all over south-eastern Alberta, as well as taking in
the various activities of his grandchildren. The Funeral Service will be held at ST.
ANDREW’S UNITED CHURCH, 139 – 2nd Avenue West, Bow Island, on Saturday, January 24th,
2015 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Sheila McLeod officiating. Memorial gifts in Gary’s
memory may be made to Bow Island & District Health Foundation, P.O. Bag 3990, Bow
Island, Alberta, T0K 0G0. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to
condolences@saamis.com subject heading Gary Cooper. Funeral arrangements are entrusted
to SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATORIUM, “The Chapel in the Park”, Medicine
Hat, Alberta. Should you wish any additional information, please telephone
1-800-317-2647.

ARMA JEAN (FRANCIS)
JENSEN
JEAN JENSEN, beloved wife of Reed Jensen of Barnwell, passed away suddenly on
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 in Taber, AB at the age of 82.
Besides her loving husband of 61 years, Jean is survived by her 9 children: Kathy
(Jordan) Samhuri, Carlos (Julie), Nola (David) Williams, LoAnne Bajowa, Susan (Rob)
Berezay, Alan (Jeanette), Corinne (Tony) Yee, Eric (Chrystal), Carolyn (David)
Crockett; 37 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her
siblings: Delores (Theron) Sommerfeldt, Keith (Joan) Francis, Kae Jolley, Jack (Norine)
Francis; sisters-in-law: Viola, Dorothy, LaRue, Carol, Edith Francis, and by numerous
nieces and nephews.
She was pre-deceased by her parents, Edwin and Eva Francis, 3 grandchildren, Jesse
Jensen, Tyler Williams, Hannah Jensen, and by her brothers: Howard, Douglas, Rell,
Dean, Ronald, and Albert.
Jean was born, raised, and educated in Taber. After she graduated from High School, she
attended BYU in Provo, Utah for 3 years, majoring in Home Economics. She married Reed
Carlos Jensen of Barnwell, October 28, 1953 in the Cardston Alberta temple. They raised
their 9 children in Taber and Barnwell. Jean was a devoted wife and mother. She loved
music, and sang solos, in small groups, and in large choirs throughout her life. She
was a wonderful homemaker and cook. She served in numerous capacities in The Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and has a firm testimony of the gospel of Jesus
Christ. She was always cheerful in her service. Jean’s greatest treasure is her husband
and family, and she expressed her love to us, and for us, always.
Friends may meet the family on Friday evening, January 23, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at
the BARNWELL LDS CHAPEL, or prior to the funeral service on Saturday from 10:00 to
10:45 a.m.
The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at The
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in Barnwell, AB, with Bishop Scott Nelson
officiating.
Interment in the Barnwell Cemetery.

BODNARUK
MARJORIE PEARL BODNARUK, beloved wife of John Bodnaruk, of Lethbridge, passed away at
the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 at the age of 80 years.
Marjorie is lovingly remembered by her son Brian Bodnaruk (Beatrice) of Yellowknife,
N.W.T., son David Bodnaruk, of Lethbridge, AB., Daughter, Sharon, Kristjanson of
Lethbridge, AB., grandchildren Mallory, Kellon, Brianna Kristjanson of Lethbridge and
Dawn Bodnaruk of Yellowknife, N.W.T., as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
She is also survived by her brother Richard Thompson of Lethbridge, sister-in-law
Gladys Jarvie of Lethbridge.
Marjorie was predeceased by her parents Svea and Lawrence Thompson, and parents-in-law
Nick and Jennie Bodnaruk, brother-in-law Tony Jarvie of Lethbridge.
Marjorie was a dedicated volunteer for the Royal Purple Bingos and for sports like
softball, soccer and ringette, especially when her grand-children took part.
She was a devoted Toronto Blue Jays, and Maple Leaf Fan.
After graduating from Business College, she worked at the Crystal Dairy. She also
became a Brownie Leader and cooked for many camping ventures. After a softball
tournament, many hours were spent on discussing what should or could happen. She
enjoyed the many indoor walks at Park Place Mall with friends.
She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME –
2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, January 23, 2015 from 7:00 –
8:00 P.M.
A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME on Saturday, January 24,
2015 at 11:00 A.M
Private family interment will be held prior to the Funeral Service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Heart and Stroke
Foundation of Alberta, 100-119,14 Street NW, Calgary, Alberta, T2N 1Z6
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

CAHOON
LAWRENCE CAHOON born September 20th, 1924, passed away in Cardston on January 20th,
2015.
He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife of 65 years, Carolyn Aldridge Cahoon; his
brother, Edwin Cahoon; many nieces and nephews and sisters-in-law.  He was predeceased
by his parents, Leslie and Mary (Leavitt) Cahoon and siblings, Lavar, Dewey, Golden,
Edward, Lila, Irene, Naida and twin sister Lois.
Lawrence was a devoted husband, farmer, rancher and fisherman.  His service to his
friends and others, and an advocate to his community, always willing to help whenever
needed.  He was always there for his friends and family.
Through the years we were blessed to share his humour, kindness and love and those of
us are devastated at our loss.  He will always be with us in our hearts.  He will be
missed but never forgotten.  Please in lieu of flowers, donate to the charity of your
choice.
At Lawrence’s request there will be no funeral.  To celebrate Lawrence’s life there
will be a Graveside Service at the Leavitt Cemetery on Saturday, January 24th, 2015 at
2:00 p.m.
E-mail your condolences to: legacycardston@gmail.com
Legacy Funeral Homes Ltd.
P.O. Box 208
Cardston, Alberta T0K 0K0
Phone (403) 653-3222
Fax (403) 653-3677
legacyfh@telus.net

CAROL LORETTA (LEACH) COOK
Our angel on earth has left us all too soon at the age of 76 at St. Michael’s
Palliative Care Centre on Tuesday, January 20, 2015.
CAROL was born in Brighton, Sussex, England on December 19, 1938. She is survived by
her loving husband of 57 years Ronald W. Cook of Lethbridge, Alberta.
Carol is survived by her loving children: Mark Cook of Sarnia, ON, Patricia (Harold)
Cook of Sarnia, ON, and Michelle (Cook) Barnes of Bright’s Grove, ON. She is loved by
her grandchildren: Brad (Roza) Barnes, Ryan (Erin Howard) Barnes, Shannon Barnes, Jacob
Cook and Adam Cook, as well as Bradley Hiebert and Layton Hiebert.
Carol is survived by her brother Barry (Patty) Leach, in-laws Nonny (Colin) Leach, Barb
(Keith) McCallum, Dorthy (Bob) Cook, and Ross (Denise) Cook.
She is predeceased by her parents Violet and Cecil Leach, her brother Colin Leach and
her daughter Leslie June Cook and niece Denise Leach-Stafford.
Carol has left behind many nieces and nephews who loved her quirky sense of humor.
Carol worked at MicroTel, Woodwards, and Extendicare where she gained a loyal base of
friends. She attended The New Apostolic Church in West Lethbridge where she never tired
of contributing her love and time to her church family and friends.
She spent Wednesday’s taking patients to the Mall to shop and have lunch.
Carol was an artist who donated art pieces to the Alzheimers Society Dinners. She would
always be tickled pink if her pieces won second place. (It meant her work must be good
after all.)
Carol was always available to lend an ear, a hand, her time, or a hug.
Carol has been loved by many and will be dearly missed by all.
A Memorial Service will be announced when details are completed.

CARRIE BALKHAM
1970 ~ 2015
The Balkham family is sad to announce the passing of Carrie, beloved mother, daughter,
sister and friend, on January 21, 2015.
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

CONNOR, Michael Colin
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Michael Colin Connor, of
Strathmore (formerly Lethbridge), while visiting his family on January 10, 2015 at the
age of 72. The youngest of 15 children, Michael was born in Manitoba where he spent
most of his youth before heading out west. Growing up and later on with his wife
Sharon, Michael enjoyed curling. Also in his free time, Michael was an avid sports fan;
he loved watching horse racing and playing poker. Michael was a dedicated and decorated
member of the Lions Club for over 30 years. During this time Michael helped raise money
for service dogs, Stars Air Ambulance and various other organizations, community
projects and charities. Michael is sadly missed by his loving wife Sharon, children
Brett (Tanya), Charlene (Jamie) and Derek (Michelle); three grandsons Logan, Cayden and
Henry; sisters Roma and Violet and brother Jim. A celebration of life will be held on
Friday, January 30, 2015 at Hope Community Covenant Church (245 Brent Blvd, Strathmore)
at 1:00 p.m. Should friends so desire, donations can be made in Michael’s memory
directly to the Strathmore Lions Club (Box 2171, Strathmore, T1P 1K2). To send
condolences, please visit Michael’s obituary at http://www.wheatlandfuneralhome.ca

DONALDA BROOKS
1938 ~ 2015
Mrs. Donalda Brooks of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. Glynn Brooks, passed away on
Thursday, January 15, 2015 at the age of 76 years.
Born on August 7, 1938 in Beiseker, AB, the youngest daughter of Andrew and Elizabeth
Uffelman. After graduationg from school, she attended Henderson Secretarial School in
Calgary. Upon graduation, she worked in Calgary until she met Glynn and they were
married on April 9, 1960.
Both of Donalda’s children, Cameron (Jodi, daughter Brynn) and Blaine (sons Kyle,
Ashton & Kaden) were born in Calgary.
Donalda was a stay-at-home mom for many years. Also actively involved in the church and
community work; a CGIT Leader, Assistant Cub Master, a Pioneer Girls Leader, community
association worker, and a hockey mom. She served the church council of Lethbridge First
Baptist for a number of years. She was the co-captain of the church’s prayer chain.
Glynn, Donalda and their boys lived in a number of Alberta communities; Calgary,
Wainwright, Edmonton, Lethbridge, (living here twice), and Canmore where Donalda &
Glynn were owners / operators of the Cee-Der Chalets in Harvie Heights for 9 years.
Donalda’s spiritual gift was hospitality, so this allowed her to serve people through
the Chalets.
In 1995, they moved to the farm at Park Lake, and Donalda worked with Glynn raising
sheep and other small animals.
Her hobbies were her home, gardening and flowers. She spent a lot of time studying the
Bible, and both she and Glynn were actively involved in the church Bible study. She
enjoyed Christmas and hosting the Christmas potluck for many years.
The family would like to thank the doctors and staff of the intensive care unit at the
Lethbridge Regional Hospital, for their wonderful care and attention.
Donalda is survived by her brother, 3 sisters, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and
their families.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Canadian Baptist Ministries, 7185 Millcreek
Drive Mississauga, Ontario L5N 5R4.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:30pm on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at FIRST
BAPTIST CHURCH, 1614 – 5th Ave. S., Lethbridge, AB.
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

ELIZABETH “BETSY” VAN SETERS
1931 ~ 2015
Mrs. Elizabeth Van Seters, beloved wife of Mr. Hugo Van Seters, passed away on January
21, 2015 at the age of 83 years.
A Viewing will be held at 7:00 -9:00pm on Monday, January 26, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS
RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, AB.
A Funeral will be held at 1:00pm on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at TRINITY UNITED
REFORMED CHURCH, 100-40 Ave. N., Lethbridge, AB, with Pastor Ian Crooks officiating.
A private family graveside service will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, January 27, 2015
at Royal View Cemetery in Lethbridge, AB.
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

GENO GIACCHETTA
1937 ~ 2015
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved Geno
Giacchetta on January 20, 2015, at the age of 77 years.
Geno is survived by his sister Lillian Giacchetta (Gordon); brothers Tony Giacchetta
(Helen) and Michael Giacchetta (Betty), as well as many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his twin brother at birth; his parents Carmen & Mary Giacchetta;
Sister Louise Gajdostik.
His twinkling eyes, easy smile, and calm nature are what we will miss the most.
A Visitation will be held at 6:00pm on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS
RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB. With Prayers to follow at 7:00pm.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00am on Monday, January 26, 2015 at ST. AMBROSE ROMAN
CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1513-23 Ave., Coaldale, AB.
“Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak knits up o-er wrought heart and bids
it break”
~ William Shakespeare, Macbeth
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

HOSKIN, Elsie
‘Because I could not stop for death, he kindly stopped for me’
Elsie Hoskin, formerly of Edmonton, passed away peacefully on January 19th, 2015, in
Wetaskiwin, AB, at the age of 96.
Elsie was born to Rose and Fred Harding on the family farm near Melaval, SK, and took
her post secondary education in Regina. From there she held positions with the Imperial
Oil Ltd. in Vancouver and then Edmonton, where she raised her family.
Elsie excelled at sewing and leather tooling, and instilled a love of creativity in her
three daughters. She enjoyed many years at her cabin at Ma-Me-O Beach, AB. She was
always busy with local activities and cabin improvements. Elsie loved entertaining
family and friends at the cabin. Guests knew a round of Canasta or a game of Scrabble
were as much a part of the menu as Elsie’s delicious meals prepared on her wood burning
stove. Elsie’s wonderful sense of humour and fun was enjoyed by all who knew her.
She is survived by her three daughters, Patricia Christiansen of St. Albert, Donna
Macklin of Lethbridge, Heather (Harold) Climenhaga of Edmonton; seven grandchildren,
Bradley (Alexa) Medwid, Julie Macklin, Eric (Crista) Macklin, Ryan (Jolene) Medwid,
Emily (Kevin) Brown, Natalie Climenhaga, Angela Climenhaga; six great grandchildren,
Braelie, Milo, Rhys, Bryn, Atticus, Liam; her brother, Ronnie (Millie) Harding and
numerous nieces and nephews.
Interment will take place later in the spring. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Baker
Funeral Chapel, Wetaskiwin (780) 352-2501 or (888) 752- 2501.
Condolences:
http://www.womboldfuneralhomes.com

JENSEN
BIG SVEND AAGE JENSEN of Magrath, Alberta, passed away suddenly January 20, 2015 at the
age of 98.
The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, January 23, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at The Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, MAGRATH STAKE CENTRE, Magrath, Alberta.
Friends may meet the family prior to the service from 1:00 to 1:45 p.m.
Interment in the Magrath Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to SASH, Box 280, Magrath, AB
T0K 1J0.
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

KEN HALL
1935 ~ 2014
Mr. Kenneth “Ken” Hall of Coaldale, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Patricia Hall,
passed away on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at the age of 79 years.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at COALDALE
UNITED CHURCH, 2022 18 St., Coaldale, AB.
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

KONS
PHYLLIS ANNE (NELSON) KONS, born on April 14, 1933 in Lethbridge AB., ended her journey
on Monday, January 19, 2015, at the age of 82, with those she loved, beside her.
Phyllis was the beloved blond haired, blue eyed daughter to the late Kelly Nelson,
Margaret Minor and the step-daughter of the late John Minor.
Our mom spent much of her youth in Lethbridge, being raised partly by her adored
“Auntie” Laura E. Lucas, who established a millinery shop on 13th St. North. Phyllis
eventually left Lethbridge and had a family of her own, returning in 1988.
Our mother was a caring, talented and creative woman who put much love and enjoyment
into knitting blankets and making beautiful needlepoint pictures that will be cherished
by her family for years to come.
Phyllis later took residency at Legacy Lodge where her smile and sharp wit made her
many friends. The staff, residents and the well-loved Therapy Dog “Lucy”, soon became
like family to our mother. In the years to follow, our brother James became a key
source of amusement, companionship and support for our mom. We are truly thankful to
James for that.
Our family takes great comfort knowing she was greeted in Heaven with open arms by the
loved ones who passed before her; her infant daughter Mary Kons, her grown sons Kelly
Kons and Ronald Kons, her sister Joyce Filatoff, as well as her seventh grandchild,
Aaron Thacker.
Left to mourn with great sadness, are her children; Dana, Anne Marie (Bill), David,
James, Marnie (Ray), her twin sister Lenore and youngest sister Carol (Whit). She will
be missed by her 12 grandchildren; Adam, Mason, Robert, Shawn, Michael, Sara,
Jacqueline, Stephanie, Brandon, Kaitlin, Alexis and Mikayla, seven great-grandbabies
and her nephews, nieces and cousins.
Her sense of humour, love of animals and “gift to gab” will live in our hearts forever.
We were blessed to have known her, learned from her and love her.
Phyllis is now at peace in her forever home.
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

LOWRY
TEINA BETH TEAMO LOWRY passed away January 20, 2015, due to injuries sustained in an
automobile accident. She was 21 years old.  She will be missed by her family and many
friends throughout the world.
Teina was born June 16, 1993 to Rod and Sherylin (Atwood) Lowry.  She is the ninth
child of twelve.  Her Momma calls her “angel child.”
Teina grew up in Magrath Alberta, where she enjoyed an idyllic childhood.  She
graduated from Magrath High in 2011.  Though she was short in stature she loved sports,
especially basketball.  She picked up her first basketball when only 2 years old.  She
was a valued member of the Magrath Pandas and worked hard to make sure her teammates
did their best.
She attended Brigham Young University Hawaii and loved the chance to see more of her
Maori heritage.  She spent many joyful hours with her brothers and sisters who attended
the university at the same time.  She loved all of the adventures taken with family,
cousins and her many dear friends.  One of her favorite sayings was “Ohana!”  Ohana
means “family”, and family means “no one gets left behind or forgotten.”
Teina loves music.  She loves to sing and play the piano, guitar and ukulele.  She was
always learning and singing new songs with her sisters and brothers.
She leaves in this world her parents Rodvern and Sherylin Lowry. Her maternal
grandparents Dan and DeAnne Atwood.  Her siblings Rio (Kathleen), Makea (Melina),
Anthony (Brittnee), Maikal (Brittany), Jesse (Hannah), Mysha, Ylanna (Dan), Nathaniel,
Shenoa, Moroni, and Makore.  She is loved by all her nieces and nephews: Rodvern,
Sariah, Julia, Daniel, Christien, Sterling, Dane, Freyja, Omni, Helam, William,
Danelle, Mosiah, Alora, Ben, Aurora, and a half baked niece.  She also leaves aunts,
uncles, friends and cousins too numerous to list.
We will ever be united as an eternal family by everlasting covenants with this sweet
spirit. Teina we will see you again.
The Funeral Service will be held at the Magrath Stake Center on Saturday, January 24,
2015 at 11:13 am. Friends may meet the family from 9:27 am to 10:43 am prior to the
service.
Interment to follow in the Magrath Cemetery. Email condolences to
legacycardston@gmail.com
Legacy Funeral Homes Ltd.
P.O. Box 208
Cardston, Alberta T0K 0K0
Phone (403) 653-3222
Fax (403) 653-3677
legacyfh@telus.net

MERRYWEATHER
ROD MERRYWEATHER, beloved husband of Judy Merryweather, passed away at the Raymond
Hospital on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at the age of 72 years.
Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.
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

NORMAN EARL NELSON
1929 – 2015
With deep sorrow we announce the passing of our dear husband, father, grandfather, and
great grandfather, NORMAN EARL NELSON on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at the age of 86.
Norman was born in Lethbridge, Alberta January 11, 1929. Norman married his loving wife
LaDene Hirsche, December 8, 1951 and together they spent 62 years on the family farm
near Wrentham, Alberta. Norman and LaDene left the farm in 2012 and moved to
Lethbridge, Alberta.
Besides his loving wife LaDene, he is survived by two children, Greg (Myrna) Nelson and
Glenna (Lorne) Erickson; seven grandchildren: Brandon (Shammi), Damon, Dayne, Daniel
(Anna), Bradley (Melissa), and Kaitlyn; one great grand daughter, Claire, and one
sister Lorene (Charlie) Clarke. Norman was predeceased by his parents Earl and Gladys
Nelson.
The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, January 26, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at The Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FAIRMONT CHAPEL, 205 Fairmont Blvd. South,
Lethbridge, with Bishop Rod Bennett officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation,
Box 2211, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4K7, or to a charity of your choice.
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

PEACOCK, Blair Alexander
May 13, 1954 – Brandon, MB
January 19, 2015 – Calgary, AB
Blair Alexander Peacock, P.Eng. passed away peacefully, in the arms of his loved ones,
on Monday, January 19, 2015 at the age of 60 years after a long and courageous battle
with multiple myeloma.
Blair was born in Brandon, MB, and raised in Winnipeg where he graduated from the
University of Manitoba with a Civil Engineering degree. He was a loving husband,
father, grandfather, and companion. He was devoted to his family, who meant the world
to him, and treasured time spent with them. He also had a myriad of lifelong friends
who will remember his sly sense of humour. A quiet, honest and principled man, Blair
had a stellar career first with Alberta Transportation and then with Torchinsky/AMEC
where he was a Senior Vice President. An athlete all his life, Blair played university
soccer while earning his engineering degree, and played hockey until his diagnosis. He
had a lifelong love of golf and got his third hole in one in August at Sirocco, his
home course. He also had a special love for the Graham family cottage at Moose Lake and
made annual trips there from Alberta with his family each summer.
Blair’s memory will be cherished by his daughters, Brooke, Dawn (Graham Shanks) and
Brianne (Jarvis Schmid); precious grandchildren, Kalia, Myla and Jackson; and his
loving and constant companion Heather Tudor and her family. He is also survived by his
brothers Kent Peacock and Jeff Gillespie; sister Valerie Peacock; brothers-in-law and
sisters–in-law, Cam, Jan, Dave and Marsha Graham; and nieces and nephews, Giselle,
Taylor, Ryan, Andrew, Alex and Derek. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Carol in
2007; by his parents Jack and Betty Peacock; step-mother Louise Peacock; Carol`s
parents Donald and Vivien Graham; sister Carolyn Gillespie; and nephew Christopher.
A Celebration of Blair’s Life will be held at Hillhurst United Church (1227 Kensington
Close N.W. Calgary, AB) on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences
through http://www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made
to SAMPS (Southern Alberta Myeloma Patient Society), P.O. Box 8165 Station A Calgary,
AB, T2H 0H7.
In living memory of Blair Peacock, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park
by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. CALGARY, AB.
Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.

ROSS FREDRICK OLSEN
1947 ~ 2015
Mr. Ross Fredrick Olsen of Lethbridge beloved husband of Marilyn Olsen passed away
suddenly at home on January 16, 2015 at the age of 67 years.
Ross was born in Lashburn, Saskatchewan to Fredrick & Dora Olsen on March 21, 1947. He
was raised on a farm at Neilburg, Sask until he moved to Champion, Alberta in 1966
where he started working on the farm for the Alder family. He married Marilyn Alder in
October 1969 which led to a loving 46 year marriage. Ross’s life was dedicated to his
wife and children and later on his grandchildren. His love and passion for family was
felt by all who knew him. Ross’s faith was an anchor to him throughout his life and
also inspired others. Ross and Marilyn lived in Champion until 2006 when they moved to
Lethbridge, where they resided until his passing.
Besides his loving wife Marilyn, Ross is survived by his daughter Nancy (Chad) of
Lethbridge; son Neil (Lori) of Spruce Grove, AB; grandchildren Tait, Zachary, Preston,
Georgia, Adam, Jennekah, Jillian and Tori; mother Dora Olsen; brothers Roy (Elaine) and
Victor (Leanor) as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families.
Ross was predeceased by his father Fredrick Olsen and brother Keith Olsen.
A Funeral service will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, January 24, 2015 family and
friends are invited to pay their final respects between 9:00am – 9:50am at the
LETHBRIDGE COLLEGE BARN, 3000 College Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Mr.
Richard Knight, officiating. Cremation will follow the service.
Those who wish may make memorial donations to LETHBRIDGE DIALYSIS UNIT, c/o Chinook
Regional Hospital Foundation, 960-19 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 1W5.
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

STEENBERGEN
AUDREY STEENBERGEN, beloved wife of Hans Steenbergen, passed away peacefully at the
Chinook Regional Hospital, with her family by her side, on Thursday, January 22nd, 2015
at the age of 86 years.
Funeral arrangements to be announced once completed.
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

WARD
JOAN CECILIA WARD (nee Sommer), beloved wife of the late Neil Ward, of Lethbridge,
passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on January 13, 2015 at the age of 86
years.
She was born on December 17, 1928 in Gull Lake, Saskatchewan, daughter of William and
Cecilia Sommer.
She was predeceased by her parents; her husband; her two brothers, William and Edward

Sommer and her sister, Mary Campbell.
She is survived by her children: Ross (Debbie), Bill (Janis), and John (Patricia,
deceased), ten grandchildren, five great- grandchildren, and extended family.
Joan will always be remembered for her love of family and the pure joy she felt when
playing and teaching music.
As per Joan’s wishes, there will be no memorial service in Lethbridge. Interment will
be at the Gull Lake Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
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

WELCH, ANNIE CLARK
(ANNA) NEE GARDINER
It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of Anna on December 22, 2014 at
Vernon,BC. Predeceased by husband, Stanley, in 1983 Anna is survived by son Richard and
daughters Judy, Shelley (Don) Fisher, sister Helen Appleyard as well as 4 nieces, 1
nephew and several grandchildren.
Anna was born in Lethbridge, AB where she lived until 1958 when she moved to Calgary,
AB. She stayed there until 1992 when she left for Vernon, BC, where she resided until
her passing
Mom was strong and fiercely independent lady and we will carry her in our hearts
forever.
A service and Celebration of Life will be held on January 29, 2015 at 11:00 AM at The
Army Navy Airforce Club located at 2500 46 Ave in Vernon, BC.

Mary Fehr
1939 – 2015
Mary Fehr, beloved wife of the late Abe Fehr, passed away in Lethbridge on Thursday,
January 22, 2015 at the age of 75 years.
Further information including service details will follow once arrangements have been
finalized.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.     

 

Edith Holstine
1922 – 2015
 Edith Holstine, beloved wife of the late Fred Holstine, passed away in Taber on
Monday, January 19, 2015 at the age of 92 years.
 A private burial service was held at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be
forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
 Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.  

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