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Wednesday, March 25, 2015


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on March 25, 2015.

ANDY GEORGE JEROME OPPEN

Our dear Andy passed away March 22nd in Lethbridge. He is survived by his loving wife, Isabella (Scott) and by 4 children; Bill Oppen & Lorraine Beggs of Dawson Creek, B.C.; Karen (Oppen) & Doug Patching of Lethbridge; Katie Oppen of Ottawa, ON.; Gordon Oppen & wife Muriel (Mudryk) of Edmonton. He will also be greatly missed by his 8 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Andy was born in Camrose AB in 1927 to Norweigan-Canadian parents, Anton & Nina (Aker) Oppen. He is the youngest of 5 Children who have all predeceased him. A memorial service will be held Monday, April 13th at 1:00 pm at the Parkbridge Estates Hall at 29 Ave. & 29 St. S., Lethbridge. For further info call Karen at 403-381-1047

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The family of ANDY OPPEN would like to sincerely thank the following agencies and their staff for helping him, and us, through the last days of his life. The Chinook Health Access Centre nurses and Greystokes Homecare providers, The Lethbridge Regional Hospital doctors and nurses on Ward 4C, The ambulance service paramedics and The staff of Edith Cavell, Cavell Court wing. We are so thankful to be Albertans with such a conprehensive system of care available to us. We are most thankful for the kind, gentle and compasionate way that the well trained, professional staff at all these agencies offered Andy, husband, father, grand and great grandfather, to ease his passing.


BAKER, EDWARD JOSEPH

JANUARY 30, 1929 – JANUARY 10, 2015

We are saddened by the loss of Ed earlier this year due to complications from a hit and run accident in Vancouver. A graveside internment will be held March 28th 11:00 am at Mountainview Cemetary in Lethbridge. Reception to follow at the Royal Canadian Legion, General Stewart Branch, Mayor Magrath Drive from noon to 3:00 pm


Gloria Dian Bell

1958 – 2015

Gloria Dian Bell, age 56, passed away peacefully at the Edith Cavell Care Centre, Lethbridge, Alberta, on Friday, March 20, 2015, after a lengthy, courageous battle with cancer. Gloria was the fourth child of Ben G. Bell and Novajean Swihart, born on March 28, 1958, at the Municipal Hospital, Lethbridge, Alberta. Gloria received her education in the Lethbridge area, where she chose to make her life. She was experienced in Warehousing and Customer Service. She was a proud supporter of the Lethbridge Special Olympics where she coached bowling, cheered on power-lifting, and provided support and encouragement wherever needed. She was honoured to have received the 2014 Volunteer of the Year Award. She is survived by her son and light of her life, Adam. Parents: Ben (Sharon) Bell, Novajean Swihart (Ray). Siblings: Ben (Nan) Bell, Bonnie (Brent) Murray, Yvonne McPherson, Patti (Paul) Malone, Dale (Susan) Dersch, Darlene (Brian) Spiller, Renea (Mike) Egeland, Dawn (Shane) Weston, Terry Pierson. Uncle: Garret (Karen) Swihart. Gloria was much loved by her many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. We would like to take time to thank everyone who provided the wonderful, compassionate care that Gloria received throughout her struggle. The Doctors and Staff at the Tom Baker Center-Calgary, Lethbridge Cancer Care Centre, Lethbridge Regional Hospital, St. Michael’s Covenant Health Center – Lethbridge, Edith Cavell Care Centre – Lethbridge, and many, many family and friends who came to offer their companionship, comfort and love. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB with Reverend Glenda Wert, officiating. Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.


BURNETT

STACY LEANNE BURNETT, loving wife of 30 years to Gary Burnett of Lethbridge Alberta, passed away at home surrounded by family and love on Tuesday, March 17, 2015. She was born July 3,1964 in Magrath and spent a cherished childhood on the McIntyre Ranch, where her cowgirl spirit was born and thrived. She became a wonderful and strong mother with the birth of her daughter Nadine and married the love of her life Gary and his son Jeremy and completed our perfect family with the birth of their son, Kyle. She will be forever missed and lovingly remembered by her husband Gary Burnett, father Laurence Bengry of Magrath, her children and grand children: Nadine & Sean (Brody), Kyle & Vanessa (Alexis & Liam), Jeremy & Holly (Willow & Sierra). She is also survived by her sister Lynda (Dan, Jason, Jennifer, Samantha, Cassandra) and her brother’s; Jack (Ilona & Jeffrey), Rick (Claudette & Kiri), and Darcy (Braydon). She was predeceased by her mother, Louise Bengry. As a family we would also like to acknowledge her dear friend Leanne Smith, We thank you for all you have done, You will always be family! We would also like to thank the home care nurses that helped us to take care of Stacy in her final days, you are very much appreciated!
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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


Cecil DePratu

1924 – 2015

Cecil DePratu of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Leta DePratu, passed away on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at Extendicare in Lethbridge in his 91st year. Cecil, so proud of his southern Alberta roots, leaves behind an extended personal family, and the many friends he and Leta cultivated over the years. Jeff and Roberta will welcome family and friends to a celebration of life for their father at 1:00 pm on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB. An inurnment service will follow at Mountain View Cemetery to honour Cec and Leta. Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.


Ruth Evans

1928 – 2015

Mrs. Ruth Evans of Lethbridge, AB beloved wife of Mr. Gordon Evans, passed away on March 22, 2015 at the age of 86 years. Family and friends are invited to pay their final respects between 7:00pm-8:00pm on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS FUNERAL CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, AB. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am on Friday, March 27, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, AB. Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.


Donna Dorothy Glock

1937 – 2015

Our dear Mother, Donna Dorothy Glock, of Lethbridge, Alberta, passed away peacefully at the Edith Cavell Care Center on Sunday, March 8th, 2015 at 78 years old. A Visitation will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL. Please join us in celebrating Donna Dorothy Glock’s life. In lieu of flowers, those who wish to may donate to the Lethbridge Humane Society, Box 783, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 3Z6 or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Box 2211, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 4K7. Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.


GRAY

LORNE DONALD GRAY, beloved companion and best friend of Lynne Tuff, passed away at St. Michaels Palliative Care on March 23, 2015 at the age of 70 years. Lorne is survived by his daughters Kari (Brad) Dodds of Calgary, Alberta and Jody (Jason) Moore of Nashville, Tennessee and five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Left to mourn also, are Lorne’s brothers Jerry (Donna) Gray and Wayne (Bev) Gray and their respective families. Lorne will also be missed by his extended family Penny Harris (Richard Mayfield), Stacey (Glenn) Preddy, Tate (Ruthai) Shimozowa and their families along with sister and brother-in-law Dale and Lee Sherwood and family. Lorne was predeceased by his parents Marjorie and Henry Gray and so many dear friends he grew up with. Lorne was born in Lethbridge on April 18, 1944 and all his life he was an avid hockey player and fan. During the years 1960 through 1971 he won almost every award available. Golf was his other passion. He just needed a little more time to make it on the PGA Tour. The last few years his “big screen” kept him in the game…… almost any game! He loved the quote “winning isn’t everything…it’s the only thing”. Sadly, his last battle was not to be won. Through this lengthy battle, there are many people to thank. The doctors and staff at Tom Baker were fantastic, with special thank you to Dr. Banergee. While in Calgary, we could never have negotiated the city and the medical system without the help of Lorne’s niece, Shelly Soucy. During Lorne’s brief stay in St. Michaels, the care was exceptional and Dr. Ireland was an angel. Friends and relatives are invited to pay their respects to the family at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB. on Thursday, March 26th, 2015 from 12:00 – 1:30 P.M. A Private Family Interment will be held at Mountain View Cemetery following. Flowers are gratefully declined and if you wish donation can be made to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre – 1331 29 Street Northwest, Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 or to St. Michaels Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit – 1400 9 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4V5.
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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


JAKUBOWKSI

Mona Marie passed away after a short, but courageous battle with lung cancer, on March 23, 2015 at the age of 62. Survived by her loving husband Stan Jakubowski; daughter Nadean Jakubowski and son Ryan Jakubowski both of Airdrie, AB; sister Karen Row (Leslie) and brother Terry Anderson (Shirley) all of Lethbridge, AB; brother David Anderson (Lisa) of Nobelford, AB; as well as seven nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Fred and Pat Anderson. Mona was the youngest child of Fred and Pat Anderson. She grew up on the family farm located east of the Village of Barons, Alberta. Mona attended the Barons School (primary grades), graduated high school from Lethbridge Collegiate Institute and received a Bachelor of Education from the University of Lethbridge. While attending university, she met and married her husband on September 23, 1972. They had two children, a daughter and son, which she adored. After moving throughout Alberta, the family settled in Calgary, where Mona taught grades 5 and 6 for the Calgary Public School Board; retiring in August 2005. Stan and Mona moved to Kelowna in August 2014 as part of their retirement plans. Although Mona only lived in Kelowna for a short time, she made it very clear she did not regret the move and only felt a great sadness not being able to experience the Okanagan more fully. She will be dearly missed by her family and many friends. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting http://www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.


LITTLE BEAR

PHILOMENA LITTLE BEAR, passed away at the Cardston Hospital on Monday, March 23, 2015 at the age of 76 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced once completed.
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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


MARADYN

George Maradyn, born February 23, 1932 in Port Arthur Ontario, passed away peacefully in Cardston Alberta on March 22, 2015. He is survived by a daughter, Susan French (Dan) and their children, a son, Norman and his children, a sister, Vicky Doyle (Bob), and by his nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father and mother and two brothers. He will be missed. At George’s request there will be no service.


MOSIER

EUGENE “GENE” O. MOSIER, cherished husband of Agnes Mosier, of Picture Butte, passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre on Monday, March 23rd, 2015 at the age of 86 years. A Celebration of Gene’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, March 27, 2015 at 2:00P.M. with a Reception to follow at Cornerstone Funeral Home’s reception room. In memory of Gene, donations may be made to either The Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta: P.O. Box 2211, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4K7, or to a charity of your choice.
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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


Helen Marie Oliver

1927 – 2015

Helen Oliver of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, March 23, 2015 at the age of 87 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed. Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.


PANTHER BONE

PERCY PANTHER BONE, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at the age of 48 years. Percy Charles Panther Bone (Plain Women) was born on March 23, 1966 at Cardston Indian Hospital. He was survived by Gordon Plain Women and Justine Panther Bone. He was raised by his late Auntie Nellie Plain Women. Siblings were Michael Panther Bone, Trudy Wells (Gary Vielle), Theresa Panther Bone (Dwayne Black Water) Leo Panther Bone, Treena Wolf Leg (Sam Wolf Leg). He was predeceased by the love of his life Marcella Many Shots. Then they had seven beautiful children, Tristen Spear Chief (Nathan Spear Chief) Chantelle Panther Bone (Tucker Dayrider) , Markie Many Shots, Charles Buddy Panther Bone, Percy Jr. Panther Bone, Albertine Panther Bone, Nellie Panther Bone. His grandchildren who he adored Harriet, Hadez, Aratity, Alieth, Halo Raye, his big heart adopted Shantel, Charlotte, Janelle, Shania Crying Head, Junior Hunt, Franklin Panther Bone . His predeceased paternal grandparents Percy (Paula) Plain Woman and aunts and uncles Dan Bad Arm, Louise Mountain Horse, Bernard Plain Women, Alice (Victor) Williams, George Plain Women (Rose Marie Crow Chief), Theresa (Conrad) Chief Body, Nellie Plain Women and numerous relatives to mention. His predeceased maternal grandparent Charlie Louise Panther Bone, his aunts and uncles, Michael and Ruth, Emma Many Feathers, Eva Spotted Bull, Cecil Wolf Child, Margaret Morning Owl, Vera Eagle Plume, Katheleen Panther Bone, Val (Barry) Matheson, adopted sister Pearl Heavy Runner. We know he had many friends, so we are giving you all time with him at STREETS ALIVE MISSION, 323 – 4th Street South, Lethbridge on Friday, March 27, 2015 at 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. An All Night Wake will be held at THE OLD SAIPOYI SCHOOL GYM, Stand Off, AB on Friday, March 27, 2015, beginning at 7:00 P.M. The Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at ST. MARY’S IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, Blood Reserve, Alberta on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Pawel Andrasz O.M.I, Celebrant. Interment to take place following the Celebration at St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Stand Off, AB. The Feast will be held at the Old Saipoyi School Gym
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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


PHILLIPS

KENNETH LEE PHILLIPS, beloved husband of Yvonne Phillips passed away very peacefully at home on Saturday, March 21, 2015. 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
Fax ~ (403)381-3128 Toll Free ~ 1(888)381-7778 care@cornerstonefh.ca


Barbara Simmons

1923 – 2015

Mrs. Barbara MacDonald Simmons of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Robert Simmons, passed away on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at the age of 91 years. Barbara (Barb) McDonald Simmons passed away in Lethbridge, Alberta on March 21, 2015 at 91 years of age. She overcame several falls in the last few months resulting in broken bones. The most recent fall was too much for her frail body and although she tried very hard she could not recover. Barb was the oldest child of George and Barbara Dickson and was born in Fordyce, Scotland on April 10, 1923. She grew up with her younger brother Dugald in the manse connected to the church where her father was the parish minister. She excelled at school winning many scholastic awards at the acclaimed Fordyce Academy. She graduated from Aberdeen University in 1943 with a degree in Education and began her teaching career in Torphins, a small village near Aberdeen. Near the end of World War II she met Bob Simmons, a Lancaster Bomber Pilot Officer overseas in the Royal Canadian Air Force. After the war Bob moved back to the family farm at Rosemary, Alberta. In what must have been a bold move for the day, in July 1948 she travelled to Rosemary to be with Bob and to see if she would like it in Canada. She decided to stay and the two were married at Christmas that year. They settled in Edmonton while Bob went to University and Barb continued to work as a teacher. Upon Bob’s graduation they moved to Taber where Barb again taught school before starting a family and ultimately settling in Lethbridge. With four children Barb gave up her career in order to raise her family and spent her spare time in service to the church and the community. As an active member of McKillop United Church and the UCW, she spent tireless years visiting seniors in care facilities as part of the Pastoral Care Committee. She worked for the Kiwanis Club alongside Bob, who was a long time member. She served for over 30 years for Meals on Wheels as a meal courier and on the Board of Directors. She enjoyed Scottish Country Dancing, her Bridge Cub and golf. She particularly enjoyed the various activities of her children and grandchildren. She was a Dance Mom and a Hockey Mom. She cherished her children and grandchildren and they loved and respected her. Barb was truly the most kind person you could ever meet and a very gentle soul. She loved all animals, particularly the family cats and watching the birds in the backyard of her home. She was even seen, on more than one occasion, trapping a housefly under a glass in order to release it safely outside. She will be greatly missed by her many friends and family. Barb is survived by her four children; Colin Simmons (Kyra) of Calgary, Ron Simmons (Susan) of Winnipeg, Kathleen Murphy (Charlie) of Lethbridge and Debbie Buksewich-McPhie (Curtis) of Vancouver; and her seven grandchildren, Ryan, Alaire, Danielle, Bobby and Genevieve Simmons, and Ainsley and Aleah Murphy. Barb was predeceased by her beloved husband Bob in 2013, her mother Barbara and father George, her brother Dugald and his wife Pat, her grandson, William Murphy, and her granddaughter Alexandra Simmons. Barb’s family would like to extend their deepest appreciation to the staff at the GARU unit on floor 5A of the Chinook Regional Hospital for the care and attention they provided to Barb during her last days. Also a heartfelt thanks to the staff of the Columbia Assisted Living Center for making Barb feel “well taken care of” for the last two years. Family and Friends are invited to pay their respects between 7:00 and 8:00 pm on Friday March 27th, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4th St. S., Lethbridge, Alberta. A Funeral Service will be held at 3:00 pm on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at MCKILLOP UNITED CHURCH, 2329-15 Ave. S., Lethbridge, AB. In lieu of Flowers, donation can be made to The Lethbridge Society for Meals on Wheels, c/o LSCO, 500 11th Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 4G7. Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.


Lynnda Webb

1948 – 2015

-Psalm 23-

Ms. Lynnda Webb of Lethbridge, passed away on Monday, March 23, 2015 at the age of 66 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed. Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.

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