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Thursday, February 5, 2015


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on February 5, 2015.

CARRIE GAYE BALKHAM
1970 ~ 2015
Carrie Gaye Balkham passed away peacefully at 44 years of age on January 21, 2015 in Lethbridge, AB. She was a beautiful and dearly loved mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend. Carrie achieved her degree as a part of the Foothills Hospital final graduating class of 1995. Her career began with medical volunteer work in the Philippines, took her to hospitals in Texas and Calgary, and concluded with a rewarding tenure at the Lethbridge Regional Hospital. Actively supporting her fellow nurses, Carrie held the position of Secretary with United Nurses of Alberta Local 120 for 4 years. As deeply as Carrie loved her practice of nursing, she was equally passionate about art. As an artist, Carrie¹s talents included painting, photography and poetry. She was inspired by local artists and found expression through art to be therapeutic and rewarding.
Carrie is lovingly remembered by her daughter Taryn Balkham Gruninger, parents Stan and MaryLou Balkham, siblings Kelly and Garth Seitz (JennaLee and TaraLynn), Neil Balkham, Leith and Jim Damiani (Matthew and Erin), Dean Balkham (Christopher, Jason and Emilea), Shannon and Clare Watson (Jenae & Derrick Pritchard and Darcie Torscher). She was predeceased by her sister Peggy Korporal, as well as her grandparents Dave and Tillie Brown and Charles and Lena Balkham, and uncles Allen, Jim and Buster Brown and Raymond Balkham. The family would like to thank Dr. Ireland, Dr. Smutz and Dr. Brigdon, Pallative Care Nurses at St. Michael¹s Health Centre, Jack Ady Cancer Centre Nurses, as well as friends Sara, TK, Christine, Lynda, Tina and Susan who provided loving care and compassion during her illness.
A Visitation will be held from 2:00 – 4:00pm, and a second from 7:00pm – 9:00pm on Friday, February 6, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB. A Celebration of Carrie¹s Life will be held at 2:00pm on February 7, 2015 at EAGLES HALL, 631-13 St. N., Lethbridge, AB. Please bring fond memories and stories of Carrie to share if desired. Carrie¹s daughter Taryn was her greatest love, joy and source of pride. Carrie was the best mommy anyone could ever ask for.
In lieu of flowers, contribution are being accepted towards a trust fund for Taryn¹s University tuition. Donations can be dropped off in person or mailed to the Royal Bank of Canada ­ Westgate Branch Transit # 00285, 336 University Drive West, Lethbridge AB, T1J 5C9. All other RBC branches would be happy to forward any donation to the Westgate branch. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

FLORENCE MAY (BABS) TREBER
1924 – 2015
It is with profound sadness we announce the passing on February 2 of Florence May (Babs) Treber.
Babs was born July 15, 1924 in Medicine Hat, daughter of Robert and Esther Ann (Davis) Lord. They lived in Grassy Lake and she attended the Chamberlin School from 1930 to 1934. The family moved to Taber where she went to Taber Central School until 1941. She had three sisters: Jennie Dunn, Essie Archer, and Doreen Quaife, who all predeceased her. She is survived by her brother Bill Lord (Joyce) of Lethbridge.
She married John Louis Treber on May 21, 1941, and started her family in 1942. She was predeceased by her loving husband John (1984) and two daughters, Linda Jones and Janet Johnson. She is survived by her two sons, Bill Treber (Sharon) of Lethbridge, and Gordon Treber (Mona) of Revelstoke. She is also survived by eight grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. She worked in retail sales at Reitman¹s, Kresgees, Avon, and Beauty Counsellor. She was also a census taker for a number of years. She did volunteer work for the Red Cross and served as the Boy Scouts District Council secretary during the development of Camp Impeesa. Babs was also a lifetime sorority member of Beta Sigma Phi, and served as their secretary in Taber 2003 and 04 as well as a lifetime member of A.N.A.F #34 Lethbridge and also a member of O.O.R.P. She was also a long time member of the Anglican Church Women. After John¹s passing, she had a great companion in T. Austin James. They shared many happy years in Taber, and wintering in Apache Junction, Arizona. After Austin¹s passing she lived in Harmony Home, Taber, and later Clearview Lodge, Taber. In Clearview, she made many friends with residents and staff. She loved the life she had and the staff there, and was very happy. Babs spread kindness and happiness wherever she went. She enjoyed a good laugh, a game of cards and Scrabble. Everyone was treated with respect and she had a remarkable love for life, people and animals. Babs was very outgoing and made friends easily. Her compassion led her to volunteer work and a life of helping individuals whether they needed a good ear to listen or even financial help.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice, or to St. Theodores Church, 5120-44 Avenue, Taber, AB T1G 1A9. A Celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13 Street North, Lethbridge.

JACOB DYCK
1921 ~ 2015
Mr. Jacob Dyck of Coaldale, beloved husband of Mrs. Susie Dyck, passed away at the Coaldale Health Centre on February 1, 2015 at the age of 93 years. A Visitation will be held from 7:00-8:00pm, on Wednesday, February 4, 2015, at the Coaldale Funeral Home, 1711, 20th St. Coaldale, AB. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30am, on Thursday, February 5, 2015, at the Coaldale Mennonite Brethren Church, 2114 18 St. Coaldale, AB, with Pastor Gary Burke officiating. Send condolences at
http://www.coaldalefuneralhome.com

MUELLER
Mrs. Cherylanne Mueller of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. Roger Mueller, passed away at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary on January 31, 2015 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Cherylanne Monica Scherer was born in Medicine Hat on June 28, 1955 and raised on the family farm at Faith, in the Foremost district. She attended school in Hoping and Foremost. She moved to Lethbridge in 1973 with her parents and attended the University of Lethbridge to receive her Bachelor of Education degree. On October 8, 1977 she married Roger Mueller in Lethbridge. They have two loving children, Amber and Joel Mueller.
Cherylanne managed motels and substitute taught for several years. She enjoyed selling Avon, sewing dance costumes, handicrafts, playing cards, gardening, music and dancing. Above all, she enjoyed spending time with her friends and family. Cherylanne will be remembered for her many kindnesses towards others.
After being diagnosed with breast cancer and ovarian cancer in 2008 she was determined to remain positive and not let cancer control her life. She participated in three drug trials through Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary for ovarian cancer to help advance the knowledge of a possible cure for this dreadful disease. She did this to help herself and all women of the world who are stricken with this terrible disease. Cherylanne is survived by her husband Roger, her two children Amber and Joel, and her siblings Jim and Sheila Scherer of Port Hope, Ontario, Bob and Elaine Scherer of Kelowna, BC and Bob and Marilynn Heaton of Lethbridge. She is also survived by a large extended family of Scherer, Herbst, Mueller and Rogers families. She was predeceased by her parents Henry and Margareta Scherer and Roger¹s parents Art and Ruth Mueller.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH – 2405 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta, on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback celebrant. Following the Funeral Mass, an interment at Archmount Cemetery will be held.
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

PAYNE
It is with sad hearts that we announce the passing of our dear husband, father, brother and friend Allan Foster Payne in Raymond on Monday, February 2 at the age of 75, beloved husband of Phoebe Payne.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at the Raymond LDS Stake Centre (2 North 200 West) from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, February 6 and 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, February 7.
The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, RAYMOND STAKE CENTRE. Interment to follow in the Temple Hill Cemetery, Raymond. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity that was dear to Al¹s heart: The High Andes Society, c/o Sherri Wendorff, Box 1023, Raymond, AB T0K 2S0. Al was treasurer for this group that supports 2 orphanages in Peru.

Sophie Phalen
March 10, 1917 ­ January 30, 2015
Sophie was born in Wisdom, Alberta and passed away peacefully at Qualicum Manor, where she resided over the past 10 years, living close to her daughter Marjorie. Sophie was predeceased by her parents, three sisters, her husband Babe, and her son-in-law George Rathwell. She is survived by her three daughters: Marjorie Rathwell in Parksville, BC; Patricia (Jim) O¹Connor in Kamloops, BC; Donna (Bob) Lien in Lethbridge, Alberta; five grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. Sophie trained as a nurse at the Galt School of Nursing in Lethbridge, Alberta and enjoyed many years working in her profession. She was also a long time member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Sophie and her husband, Babe, spent many winters in their paradise: Hawaii. She will be sadly missed by her family. A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date in Medicine Hat, Alberta. To send a condolence to the family please visit http://www.yatesfuneral.ca
YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM (1.877.264.3848) in care of arrangements.

Fred Oliver
1942 – 2015
Frederick Louis Oliver, beloved husband of Ami Oliver, passed away in Lethbridge on Monday, February 2, 2015 at the age of 72 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.

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