September 29th, 2016

Wednesday April 15, 2015


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on April 16, 2015.

ABEN
MR. HENRY CONRAD ABEN, beloved husband of Mrs. Agatha Aben of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, April 13, 2015 at the age of 86 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced once completed.
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BURK
GWEN JANET BURK
, beloved wife of Tim Burk, passed away suddenly at home on Monday, April 13, 2015 at the age of 62 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.


Mary “Helen” Burt
1938 – 2015
Mrs. Mary “Helen” Burt of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. Wilson Burt passed away on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at the age of 76 years.
Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.
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BYER, Clara Anne
March 30, 1925-April 11, 2015
Clara A. Byer, sadly, passed away on April 11, 2015. She was 90. Clara is survived by her children Jim and Darcy (Don). Very special Granddaughters Nikki (Brian), Brandi (Trent). Extra special “Great” Grandchildren, Lincoln-James, Ty and Keely. Her sister Kaye and several nieces and nephews. Also lovingly remembered by Lincoln. She was predeceased by her loving husband Stanley, her parents, brothers Frank (Maxine), Edward (Frances), George (Joan), Vic, and her sister Rose (Frank). She was also predeceased by her brother-in-law Alex.
She was born on March 30, 1925, the oldest daughter of Frank & Angela Cesar, on their homestead southwest of Granum. In November 1947, she married Stanley Byer and moved onto the Byer family farm. Clara loved her home and spent many years actively involved in the community. She moved to the Porcupine Hills Lodge in Claresholm and then on to the WCCCC, where she happily spent her last years. Mom, Grandma, Great-Grandma you were loved so much! At Clara’s request there will be no service. A private memorial will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to LEYDEN’S FUNERAL HOME, Claresholm. Tel: 403-625-3212.


Debra Coolidge
1958 – 2015
Mrs. Debra Coolidge of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. Tim Coolidge passed away on Monday, April 13, 2015 at the age of 57 years.
Family and friends are invited to pay their final respects between 7:00pm – 9:00pm on Thursday April, 16, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.
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HILD, WALLY
Wally passed away with family by his side at Surrey Memorial Hospital. He will be dearly missed by his wife Caroline, son Christopher (Yvette, Henny- grandaughter), daughter Jodi (Damon Calderwood, Riley-grandson), sister Anne (Percy) Palmer, brother Wolfgang (Corine) Hild, brother Conrad (Barbara) Hild, sister Carolyn (Rudy) Hahn, many nieces and nephews, and friends. Celebration of his life will be held at Mahoney & Sons,1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, on Saturday April 18th from 2-6pm. If so desired, memorial donations can be made to the BC Cancer Society. A special thanks goes out to the amazing medical teams who cared for him along he way.

Ronald Keith
Mr. Ronald Keith of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Blanche Keith passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at the age of 88 years.
Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.
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Theodora (Dora) Nolan
1923 – 2015
Mrs. Theodora (Dora) Nolan passed away Friday, April 10, 2015 at the age of 91 years.
Dora was born and educated in Lethbridge. After high school she took a commercial course and obtained a job as a secretary- receptionist for the optical firm Wilkins & Nuttall. After a three year courtship, she married Bernard (Bub) Nolan on April 23, 1943 and they raised their family in the Picture Butte area. Dora was very involved in church and leadership in her community. In their earlier years, Dora and Bernard enjoyed dancing, camping, which continued into their retirement years, travelling throughout North America and parts of Europe.
Dora is surived by her daughter Linda (Bill) Moedt of Cleardale, AB; son Larry (Mary Ellen) Nolan of Picture Butte, AB; grandchildren Connie Sobolewski of St. Albert, AB, Rick Moedt of Grand Prairie, AB, Gary (Diane) Moedt of Cleardale, AB, Shawn (Teresa) Nolan of Calgary, AB, Jennifer (Todd) Quinn of Picture Butte, AB, Travis Nolan of Picture Butte, AB; great-grandchildren Ryan and Serena (Connie), Dutch, Camden, Austin and Sydney (Rick), Tian and Caisa (Shawn), Jordan, Tyler, Tanner and Jayden (Jennifer); sister Frieda Allsop of Lethbridge, AB; and sister in law Flossie Erno of Picture Butte, AB.Dora was predeceased by her husband Bernard; her son Lloyd; daughter in law Mary (Larry) Nolan, brothers Bobby, Dick (Pat) Erno, Doug Erno; sisters Lil (Jake) Dunn, Eva (Ed) Miller; and brother in law Al Allsop.Family and friends are invited to pay their final respects between 6:00pm and 8:00pm on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4 Street South, Lethbridge.A Memorial Service will be held at 2:30pm on Friday, April 17, 2015 at the TRINITY UNITED CHURCH, 528 Maple Crescent, Picture Butte, AB.Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish, memorial donations may be made to Muscular Dystrophy Canada, 2345 Yonge Street, Suite 900, Toronto, Ontario M4P 2E5.
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Jim Pickett
1951 – 2015
After an inspiring fight against Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, Jim Pickett, age 63, passed away peacefully on the evening of April 10, surrounded by family and loved ones.
Jim was born to Don and Dorothy Pickett on December 11, 1951 in Taber, AB. In 1989, he moved with his wife and children to Kelowna, BC, where he lived until last year. Jim was a caring, intelligent man with an incredible sense of humour. He was a committed father and extremely proud of his daughters Chelsea and Breanna, and son Jadon. He often referred to them as his greatest achievements in life.
Jim is survived by his parents, three children, brother Bill Pickett (Susan), sister Dawna (Pickett) Bilko, nephew Blair Pickett, niece Anali (Dmitri) Reizvikh, and friend and former wife Wendy Miller.
Special thanks to extended family and many caring friends who supported Jim through his battle against cancer over the last year, including: Mike Dunne, Aaron Kolk, the Roelofs family, Dennis Smith and staff and physicians at Jack Addy and Tom Baker Cancer Centres and the Chinook Regional Hospital.
A Memorial Reception will be held at 1:30 P.M. on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at the Lethbridge Lodge HOTEL, 320 Scenic Drive South, Letbridge, AB.
In lieu of flowers, Jim requests donations be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 327-10 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 2M7, or your local Food Bank.
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Ida Helen Roberts
1919 – 2015
Mrs. Ida Roberts (Wyman) of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Earle Roberts, passed away peacefully in her home at St. Therese Villa on Sunday, April 12, 2015 at the age of 95 years.
Ida was born on May 23, 1919 to Helen at Lloyd Wyman in Brooklyn, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia. At the age of 9, Ida became step daughter to Marion Wyman. She completed her schooling in Yarmouth and then finished Teacher Training at Normal School in Wolfville, NS. At the age of 18 she began teaching in a one room county school in Glenwood. She married Earle Roberts on October 19, 1945. After WWII Earle reenlisted in the Air Force and Ida continued teaching while they travelled. Upon their retirement in 1982 they resided in Lethbridge.
Ida is survived by her daughter Glenda (Len) Shapka; son Earle (Nancy) Roberts; grandchildren Jennifer, Sam, Jonathan and Amber; 5 great-grandchildren; brother Fred Wyman of Quebec; and sister Laura Jeffrey of Digby, NS; sister in law Dorine Roberts of Lethbridge; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families.
The family wish to give special thanks to the staff at St. Therese Villa in Lethbridge who gently cared and nurtured our mother for her 5 year residence there.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00pm on Thursday April 16, 2015 at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th Street South, with Dr. Bill Calderwood, officiating. Interment to follow in the Mountain View Cemetery.
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RUSTON
NOV. 7, 1931-APR. 8, 2015
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our dear husband, father and grandfather,
MELVIN J. RUSTON, on Wednesday, April 8, 2015. A Memorial Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 1:30 P.M. with Father Nathan Siray, officiating.
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Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1 Telephone ~ (403) 381-7777
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Lidia (Tokarski) Selwaniuk
1925 – 2015
Mrs. Lidia (Tokarski) Selwaniuk of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Jerry Selwaniuk, passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Health Centre on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at the age of 90 years.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 am on Wednesday, April 15 at ST. BASIL’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604-13 St. N., Lethbridge, AB, with Father Nathan Siray, celebrant.
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STANFORD
NUNHAM GLENN STANFORD, Jr.
of Stirling, AB, passed away peacefully in his home on Sunday, April 12, 2015 at the age of 80 years. He is survived by his loving wife of almost 53 years, Katherine Harker Stanford, and his six children: Curtis (Kara) Stanford of Didsbury, Gordon (Naomi) Stanford of Lacombe, Robert Stanford of Lethbridge, Sheri (John) Evans of Magrath, Christopher (Rochelle) Stanford of Lethbridge, and Kendrick (Diane) Stanford of Calgary. He is also survived by his siblings: Gary Stanford of Salt Lake City, Walter Stanford of Calgary, and Marianne Flanagan of Calgary. He is predeceased by his brother, Leland Stanford of Spring Coulee and his grandson, Andrew Stanford. Family was important to Nunham, and he leaves behind a proud progeny of 11 grandchildren and one great granddaughter whom he adored. He was an avid family historian and the influence from his dedication and countless hours of genealogical work will be appreciated and felt by many generations for years to come. Nunham was a school teacher for 35 years. He loved teaching so much, he often taught summer school and evening classes. He also continued to tutor children long after his retirement. In his later years, Nunham made it a practice to check the obituaries first thing every day only to exclaim to Katherine, “Well, I’m not in them again today, Mother.” You’re in them today, Dad. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, STIRLING CHAPEL. Friends may meet the family prior to the service from noon to 12:45 p.m. at the church. Interment to follow in the Stirling Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Box 2211, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4K7.


Elaine Ell
1938 – 2015
Elaine Rose Ell, passed away in Bow Island on Sunday, April 12, 2015 at the age of 76 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 1113 – 1 Street East, Bow Island on Friday, April 24, 2015 at 7:00 P.M.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 1113 – 1 Street East, Bow Island on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. Burial to follow at the Bow Island Cemetery. 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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Ken McKibben
1944 – 2015
Kenneth Blair McKibben, born July 16, 1944 in Taber, passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side in Medicine Hat on Monday, April 13, 2015 at the age of 70 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Friday, April 17, 2015 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at Knox United Church, 4929 – 50 Avenue, Taber on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com <http://www.southlandfuneral.com&gt; .
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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