By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on January 30, 2015.
KATHLEEN MERYLE (MATKIN), beloved wife of the late Harold Anderson of Milk River, passed away peacefully in her sleep at the Milk River Hospital on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at the age of 94. She is the loving mother of Wendy (Ken) Brown; ‘Mama’ to Lori Brown; Aaron (Christine) Brown; Traci (Joshua) – Taylor, Nathan, Andrew and Mason Sherwood; Michael Brown (deceased); Kathleen Brown; Peter (Kelly) – Whitney Brown; Chantelle (David) Dudley; Nola (James) – Scarlet and Emme Haynes. She is also survived by her sisters, LeVaun (John) Thompson and Lucille (Jim) Blaxall, brothers-in-law Paul Madge and Darrell (Jan) Anderson, sister-in-law Mildred Thompson, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and many special friends. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Harold and grandson Michael Brown, and is having a grand heavenly reunion with both. Kay was born and raised in Magrath, AB, the eldest child of Charles and Ireta Matkin. After marrying Harold, she moved to the family farm outside of Milk River. Kay and Harold welcomed their only child, Wendy Joy, and spent many happy years together working on the farm. During harvest, Kay could be counted on to keep the men fed well, and fed often! Besides driving school bus for 28 years, Kay and Harold worked hard to contribute to their community and were avid enthusiasts for small town living. Kay immersed herself in her community and served on many boards and auxiliaries throughout her life. As Wendy grew older, Harold and Kay spent the winters in Mesa, AZ where they created lifelong friendships. Kay later moved to the Prairie Rose Lodge where she continued to enjoy many friendships with the staff, residents and visitors. Mama was full of love and generosity. If you met her, you didn’t forget her, and chances were she didn’t forget you. She was that special type of lady who made you feel welcome and cared for, no matter how much time might have passed between visits. She always had a smile on her face, and welcomed you in for a visit. She showered everyone she met with love, appreciation and kindness. She was full of grace and composure. She knew the value of staying in touch, and always found time to make a quick phone call to catch up. She was a social butterfly and would never turn down a game of dominoes.
Mama’s joy was her posterity. She never tired of loving and caring for her family. She supported us in all our endeavours and was always eager to hear about our adventures. She loved us unconditionally and was never as happy as when we were all together. Kay had a strong testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ and served in many callings throughout her life. She loved her Saviour and truly emulated his call to “Come, follow Me.” She will be missed by her family, her community, and the vast array of people lucky enough to call her their friend. She would be the first to assure you, “I’m fine. I’m just fine!” Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, COUTTS CHAPEL. Friends may meet the family prior to the service from 9:45-10:45 a.m. and are invited to stay following the services for luncheon. Family interment to follow in the Milk River Cemetery.
DR. EDWARD KENNETH BRAITHWAITE INGLIS
died on January 17, 2015. He was born in Cheltenham on June 26, 1948 and raised in Hamilton, Scotland. He studied medicine at the University of Manchester, receiving his medical degree in 1972. He practised medicine in the United Kingdom until 1975 when he immigrated to Canada with his family. He first practiced in Dinsmore, Saskatchewan. His creativity, ingenuity and resourcefulness ‹ lifelong traits ‹ led him to convert a station wagon into the town¹s ambulance. After several years in Dinsmore, Edward elected to pursue additional training in anesthesiology in Halifax, Nova Scotia. During his time in Halifax, he joined the Armed Forces Reserves and served as a Captain. He then returned to rural practice in Vermilion, Alberta. Committed to Alberta¹s health care system, Edward briefly left rural practice to serve as the Vice President of Medicine for the East Central Health Region in Camrose. He subsequently returned to practice in Lethbridge, Alberta. Edward was fiercely proud of his children (Victoria, Thomas, Laura, Scott, Ashley, and James) and his grandchildren (Makaela, Benjamin, Owen, Alison, Carter, Alexander, Jasmine, Holly and Harrison). Much loved by his wife Carol and family, he will be dearly missed. Edward was dedicated to the practice of medicine and to helping others. It is this legacy of service that he has passed on to his children. To honour his memory, a bursary has been established in Edward¹s name to assist medical students. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Dr Edward Inglis Memorial Bursary at the University of Alberta.
Joe was called home to be with the Lord on Wednesday night, January 28th, 2015, at the age of 79 years. He was surrounded by his loved ones and passed peacefully in his sleep. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Irene Prepsl and his children Joe (Shierra) Prepsl and Shelley (Duane) Harper, and three grandchildren Rebecca and David Prepsl, and Kennedy Harper. Joe’s Family wishes to express their gratitude to all of the staff of the Legacy Lodge for their compassion and loving care, extended not only to Joe but to his entire family. A Memorial Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. For those who wish, the family requests that memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society, #402, 740-4th Ave. South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 0N9.
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1925 ~ 2015
Mr. Kenneth Vincent Robinson, beloved husband of Margaret of Del Bonita (Magrath), AB, passed away peacefully on January 25, 2015 at the young age of 89 years. Friends and family are invited to pay their respects from 12:00pm 1:00pm on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., and a Funeral Service will follow at 1:00pm on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB. Send condolences at
MAE YONEKO (NISHIMAZURU) HANSON
May 5, 1940 Dec 18, 2014
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Mae Hanson, wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and sister. Mae died peacefully in her sleep in the Langley Memorial Hospital. Mae¹s strength, positive attitude and fun spirit will be forever remembered by her family Arnold, Myles, Angie, Guy, Guy King, Troy, Linda, Cassandra, Shelby, Jennifer and numerous cousins, in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends. Upon Mae¹s request, she gave herself as a gift to cancer research a topic she was very passionate about. Family and friends are welcome to join us for a Celebration of Life on May 9/15 in Lethbridge, Alta. (Location TBD)
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of GODFREY JASE ³GJ² RED CROW Jr. on Friday, January 23, 2015 at the age of 35. Left to mourn are Natasha Fox; his loving parents, Velma and Godfrey Red Crow; his children Logan, Chael, Tommy, Tucker and Nadayjia; his sister Christy; brothers Mylon, Cody and Kirby; his nephews Rylan, Cody, Colton, M.J, Leland and Liam; his nieces Gracie, Remmie, Latrelle, Janelle, and Kylan; grandmothers Elizabeth Red Crow and Elsie First Rider; numerous aunts and uncles; extended family and friends. GJ was predeceased by Terri Lee and daughter Josie; grandfathers Fredrick Red Crow and Herbert First Rider, and his auntie Lucille Red Crow. Godfrey Jr. was raised on the Blood Indian Reserve where he was known to everyone as GJ. GJ was an outgoing and very loving and caring individual. GJ graduated from St. Mary¹s Kainai High School in 1997. He furthered his post secondary education at the Lethbridge Community College in the Criminal Justice Program, Hilltop Security Academy and Trade Winds to Success in Calgary AB. He later completed training with BTEST on the Fort McKay project. GJ gained employment with Steeple Jack Services and was very proud to have worked on the construction crew of the new 58-storey Calgary Bow Tower, where he was also part of the Alberta Regional Council of Carpenters and Allied Workers Local 2103. As a youngster, GJ loved sports and played with the Kainai Flames hockey team, basketball with Kainai Eagles and football with the Kainai Warriors. He also enjoyed fishing, watching wrestling and cheering on his Calgary Flames. GJ loved to tease and make everyone laugh and was quite the character and was always the life of the party. GJ always carried a straight face when he had something up his sleeve, while pulling a practical joke on family and friends. He loved his country music and enjoyed singing along. Once GJ became your friend, you had a friend for life. Rest now GJ, your pain is no more, you are not gone, just safely tucked away in our hearts. We will always love you. \ A Family Service will be held at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Friday, Jan. 30th from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. A Wake Service will be held at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Friday, Jan. 30th from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary¹s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve on Saturday, Jan. 31st at 11:00 a.m. Interment in St. Catherine¹s Cemetery, Blood Reserve. Email condolences to: firstname.lastname@example.org
ROSE MARIE WATSON of Vancouver, British Columbia, beloved wife of Ed Watson, passed away peacefully in Vancouver General Hospital with her family by her side on January 25, 2015. Rose Marie is survived by her sons, Craig (Makki) and Morley, and grandchildren Kaitlin, Erika, Michael, Sadie, and Shane, her brother Ralph Matteotti (Pat), sister-in-law Kathleen Matteotti, and numerous nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles, and cousins. A Funeral Mass will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at ST. JOHN THE APOSTLE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 5457 Trafalgar Street, Vancouver, with Father Terry Bileski, celebrant. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of British Columbia, http://www.heartandstroke.bc.ca. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com
1921 ~ 2015
Mr. Stuart Dickout of Lethbridge, beloved husband to Mrs. Anne Dickout, passed away peacefully on January 26, 2015 at the age of 93 years. Stuart was born in Iron Springs, on the family farm on October 28, 1921. He worked on the family farm with his dad and drove grader for the county for many years. During this time he met Anne, the love of his life. They were married on July 2, 1953 in Picture Butte and started their lives together in Iron Springs. They moved to many different towns in Southern Alberta until settling in Enchant and purchased the Enchant General Store. He developed a love for Enchant over the years and was instrumental in developing the Enchant Park, the Museum, and was a member of the Historical Society. His faith was very important to him and was an active member of the Evangelical Free Church until the time of his passing. Besides his loving wife Anne, Stuart is survived by his 3 children, Randy; Joy Gillard and her sons Cole and Cody (Jackie); and Gloria (Norm) Elaschuk and their daughter Anndie; sisters-in-law Janet Dickout, Lorraine Kish, Veronica Forbes and Marilyn Kish; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and their families. Stuart was predeceased by his parents Morley and Florence (nee Brady) Dickout; parents-in-law Andrew and Emerencz Kish; brothers Elmer and Clarence; sister Audrey; brothers-in-law Bud Hadford, Andrew Kish, Murray Forbes, and John Kish; sister-in-law Bernice Dickout. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at the EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH, 4717 24 Ave South, Lethbridge with Pastor Jeffery Frostad officiating. Interment in the Archmount Cemetery.
Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish may make memorial donations to the Southern Alberta Bible Camp, PO Box 99 Lomond, AB T0L 1G0. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com
HISAKO M. TAKAHASHI, beloved wife of 66 years to Shigeo B. Takahashi – deceased, passed away at St. Michael¹s Palliative Care Unit on Monday, January 26, 2015 at the age of 87 years. A special thanks to Dr. Benke, Jack Ady Cancer Centre and Dr. Kizuk, Palliser Medical Clinic, as well as the palliative care doctors, RN nurses and all other staff that made moms stay at St. Michael¹s Covenant Health Centre comfortable and friendly, along with a very positive environment for everyone. Hisako is remembered by her children: Wayne (June) Takahashi, Ina (Bob) Harris, Eldon (Dianne) Takahashi, Eileen (Dewey) Spitzer, Edie (Doug) Takahashi, Darcy McKenna (Pete-deceased), Lisa (Doug) Brown and 12 grandchildren and 22 3/4 great grandchildren. Hisako has three brothers Mas (June) Takahashi, Takao – deceased (Fumi) Takahashi and Paul Takahashi (Juanita – deceased). Hisako was born in Stave Falls, BC on November 21, 1927. After all of the children were born, Hisako¹s parents moved the family to Vancouver, in a district called Kitsilano where she attended school at Henry Hudson School and Kitsilano High School and School of Commerce with other Japanese children. After the attack on Pearl Harbor of Japan her family sold everything they could, left immediately, and hopped on a train to Raymond, AB. She attended school in Welling, AB and went to Toronto School of Design in 1948, returned and married her sweetheart, “Shin” Takahashi on December 1, 1948. They farmed for many years, retired and moved to Lethbridge where they enjoyed their remaining years. Hisako and Shin enjoyed the company of “the gang”, who included Jack and Louise Nishiyama and Mas and Miyo Sunada. They did so many things together. She loved the karaoke singing groups, she helped them start singing clubs and she herself was able to entertain locally and had the opportunity to perform all over the world (Canada, USA and Japan). She loved all the family, great grandchildren and grandchildren. She loved to sing (performing), bowling (league), have high tea parties, go visit friends, phone those that needed a call and loved her rose garden and her little bench in her private garden. Most of all she loved her hats (oh so many of them). She had a special spirit about her and will be truly missed by everyone. We know she is dancing and singing and enjoying herself with Shin and other family members and friends.
A Funeral Service will be held at SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH, 1011 4TH Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 11:00 AM with Canon Erin Phillips officiating.
Wheel chair access is available at the 11th street entrance into the church.
June 16, 1956 – January 20, 2015
It is with heavy hearts and unthinkable sorrow that we announce the unexpected passing of SHERI THOMSON on January 20, 2015 at the age of 58 years. Sheri was deeply cherished by her parents, Barbara and Barry McFadden, her children, Ashley and Justin Thomson, her brother Jon McFadden and lots of family and close friends. We are blessed to have shared a million beautiful moments, made vibrant by her joyful spirit, her kind heart, and her easy smile. She will be missed more than words can ever say.
Sheri was born and raised in Lethbridge and was very involved in the community. She was a talented actress who performed with Lethbridge Musical Theatre, Playgoers, and at the U of L. As Program Director of the Conservatory of Performing Arts, she prepared many young students to compete in the Kiwanis Music and Speech Arts Festival, and also taught Public Speaking at LCC. Never one to shy away from a new challenge, Sheri changed careers in mid-life and joined the family business, eventually becoming General Manager of McFadden Honda as a respected businesswoman. Sheri worked hard and played harder. Whether it was dancing barefoot in the grass at summer folk festivals, walking with her dogs in the coulees (no matter what the weather,) tending her flower garden or traveling the world, she seized every moment with boundless energy, child-like curiosity, and pure joie de vivre. Sheri spent her final days in Cuba on a dive trip with close friends and passed away suddenly in her quarters of natural causes. A Celebration of Life will be held on February 5th at 1:00pm at the Evangelical Free Church, 4717 – 24 Avenue South, Lethbridge, with Pastor Ian Lawson officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Doctors Without Borders (www.msf.ca ).
E.T.¹s Gone Home
Edward Turner, beloved husband of Carole was called home peacefully, to be with the Lord, on Wednesday January 28, 2015 at the age of 82 years. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 43 years, Carole; six children, Donna, Ric, Robin, Tracey (Russell), Wayne (Gail) and Sheri (Tony); numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. At Ed¹s request, a private family gathering will be held in his honour at a later date.
DECEMBER 11, 1929 ~ JANUARY 25, 2015
Zolten Sabo, beloved husband of Mona passed, away on January 25, 2015 at the age of 85 years after suffering from heart complications for the last 12 years. A family meet and greet will be held from 12:00pm – 1:00pm on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at the THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS (Near Enmax) 2410 – 28th Street South, Lethbridge, AB. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at the THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS (Near Enmax) 2410 – 28th Street South, Lethbridge, AB with Bishop Larry Schneyder, officiating.
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