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Friday April 17, 2015


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on April 17, 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.
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


AIMOTO
RICHARD AIMOTO, of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Caroline, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at the age of 70 years. Besides his loving wife, Richard is survived by three daughters, grandchildren, family and friends. In keeping with Richard’s wishes, there will be no formal funeral service. The family requests privacy at this time. A Private Family Gathering will be held in the future.
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


 BERTHELOTTE
THOMAS JOHN BERTHELOTTE, passed away at the St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at the age of 83 years. Arrangements for a Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.
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


  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. Gwen is survived by her daughter Candice Marie (Richard) Moore of Rodley, Leeds, UK; mother Mabel Gerding; sister Reta (Dale) Pickering; mother-in-law Ruth Burk; and many extended family and dear friends. She is predeceased by her baby brother Wayne Monner, and father H. Wayne Monner. Gwen was born March 10, 1953 in Calgary, Alberta. She grew up in Milo and Lethbridge. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 12:00 noon at the EAGLES HALL, lower level, 631-13 Street North, Lethbridge.
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
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GORDON
ROSE GORDON, of Lethbridge, formerly of Barons, beloved wife of the late “Shorty” Gordon, passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at the age of 82 years. Rose is the loving mother of Diane (Sheldon) Albrecht of Barons, AB and Darlene (John) Sinclair of Alliance, AB. She is also survived by grandchildren; Tracy (Jaysen) Elke, Colin (Kelli) Albrecht, Jolene (Andy) Sinclair, and Gordon (Karyn) Sinclair, great-grandchildren; Austen, Leeyah, Lexie Rose, and Angus.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the BARONS COMMUNITY HALL – 207 Noble Street, Barons, AB, on Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 1:00 – 4:00 P.M A Private Family Burial will take place at a later date. In memory of Rose, memorial donations may be made to St. Michael’s Health Centre, 1400 – 9 Avenue South, T1J 4V5
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



  HOLMES
Dean Holmes
of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Maxine passed away with his family at his side at St. Michaels Palliative Care on April 3, 2015 at the age of 73 years. Dean was born June 21, 1941 in Saskatoon Saskatchewan. He joined the RCAF in 1961 where he was trained in electronics. Upon graduation as a radar technician, he moved to Sydney Nova Scotia. Dean and Maxine were married in 1963 and after 4 years moved back to Saskatchewan where he worked for Potash Co. of America near Saskatoon. After his first son Aaron was born, the family moved to Hay River where Dean worked for CN Telecommunications on the DEW line in the NWT. Here, his second son, Neil was born. They left after 8 years. Dean worked for AGT for 18 years in the communities of Edmonton, Red Deer, and Lloydminster. He retired in 1993 and they moved to Lethbridge in 2005. Dean’s passion was the outdoors and he had wonderful trips with friends and family, fishing, hunting and hiking. Dean and Maxine were members of Nord-Bridge Seniors Association. Dean especially liked working out in the gym and playing cards. Besides his loving wife Maxine, Dean is survived by his 2 sons Aaron and Neil Holmes of Calgary, sister Erie Vockeroth and brother Lyle Holmes. Dean was predeceased by his parents Ed and Violet Holmes, sister Ikay Hickerty and brother Merle Holmes. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society will be gratefully accepted at 317-10 St S. Lethbridge T1J 2M7. A family memorial service will follow at a later date. The family wishes to sincerely thank all the doctors and nurses at Chinook Hospital and St. Michaels where he received such wonderful care.
Evergreen Cremation Services
327 – 10 Street South
Lethbridge, Alberta
Phone: (403) 329-4934
Send condolences: http://www.evergreenfh.ca


  In Celebration of EARL DOUGLAS FOXALL 1951 – 2015
To remember and celebrate Earl Douglas Foxall’s life, the family welcomes those who would like to pay their respect to the interment at Mountain View Cemetery, 1210 Scenic Dr. South, Lethbridge, AB at 11:00 am; with a memorial service to follow at the Coaldale Community Centre, 1217 – 20 Ave on May 9, 2015 beginning at 2:00 pm. Earl Douglas Foxall was the loving companion of Judy Dale Foxall for 27 years; born August 29, 1951, Doug grew up in Coaldale, AB with his parents, Faye Foxall-Oshiro and the late Earl J. Foxall (Squeak). Doug passed peacefully on February 2, 2015 in Coaldale, AB at the age of 63 after a long and courageous battle with Melanoma Cancer. He is survived by his children: Cory (wife Marcy), Naomi (husband Adam), Craig Foxall and his stepdaughters, Lisa and Cindy (husband Mario) Zielinski. Doug is also survived by his two brothers Wayne (wife Gayle) and Don (wife Cindy) Foxall, his uncles Doug, Lyle (wife Grace) and Russ Fairhurst, and cousins Craig and Kevin (wife Linda) Fairhurst. He had 7 grandchildren (Chantelle and Irelyn Foxall, Cody and Chase England, Dominic Zielinski, Jordan and Tiago Guevara). Doug often spoke about and thoroughly enjoyed being a granddad. He was predeceased by his father Earl J. Foxall, stepfather Jim Oshiro, and daughter Krystal Faye Foxall-England. Doug had a long history in Coaldale, as he was not only raised but intertwined himself in the many political aspects of the town. Aside from working his early years as a bee farmer in Glenwood, AB and throughout Creston Valley, BC where he made many longtime friends and acquired new family. Doug was on the Coaldale school board and Hospital board, he was on the Police Commission and spent 24 years volunteering for Coaldale and District Volunteer Services. Doug became Coaldale’s town Mayor in 2004 and served one term ending in 2007. He took over his father’s accounting services which he continued throughout his political career and he believed in making changes that would benefit the majority of townspeople. Doug was not afraid to voice his opinion; he was an advocate for what he believed in and spent many years as a Kinsmen member. Doug often downplayed his love for family pets, but would often be seen (or caught) playing with the family dogs and cats in hopes no one was looking. He was the first to take a pet to the vet shall it need medical attention and taught his children to respect the life of all creatures. Doug also felt most at home when camping or fishing and had an early start in boy scouts and Sea Cadets. He enjoyed mentoring firefighters beginning to volunteer and rose to the occasion in any crisis. Doug was taken too soon and the family would like to celebrate who he was and remembered what he brought into this life. Please join the family, May 9, 2015 in celebration of his life. In lieu of flowers, those who wish can donate to the Coaldale & District Emergency Services, Box 1571, Coaldale, AB T1M 1N3.


 RONALD KEITH
1926 – 2015
Mr. Ronald Keith, beloved husband of the late Blanche Keith (nee Doran) of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at the age of 88 years.
Ron was the loving father of three children, Kevin (Patricia), Sheryl (Barry) Eccleton, and Brian. Papa was also the proud grandfather of Lauren, Ally, Daniel, Jeff, Nick, and Andrew. He is also survived by three of his fourteen siblings, Lorna, Yvonne, and Grant, as well as his brother-in-law George Mueller.
Ron was born and raised near Melville, Saskatchewan. He moved from the family farm to Lethbridge in the early 1950’s where he met and married Blanche Keith, his wife of 53 years. He spent his working career primarily with Loblaw’s and then the Lethbridge Public School Board.
Ron was a people person, and had an amazing sense of humor which always made us laugh. His grandchildren were a big part of his life, and everyone has special memories from family vacations at Christina Lake, B.C. He also loved to tinker in the garage and was known for his ability to repair almost anything.
A private family service of remembrance will be held.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the 3:00pm on Friday, April 17, 2015 at the Royal Canadian Legion General Stewart Branch, 324 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge for everyone to attend.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Ron’s name may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Donations Department, at http://www.heartandstroke.ab.ca, or P.O. Box 7008, Station Main, London, ON, N5Y 5W7.
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 Elizabeth “Liz” Pavan
1918 – 2015
Elizabeth “Liz” Pavan of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Louis Pavan, passed away quietly on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at the age of 97.
She is survived by three daughters Jean Anne (Ted) Nemirsky of St. Albert, Marie Ward, and Audrey (Ron) King of Lethbridge; eleven grandchildren Lori, Rod, Ken and Kathy Nemirsky, Karen (Alan) McMahon, Kelly and Shanna Ward, Rick (Shawna) King, Trish (Corey) Lyons, McKinley (Charles) McTighe and Marc (Leslie) Pavan; fourteen great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; daughter-in-law Rosalind Pavan; sisters-in-law Lucy Pavan and Berniece Pavan; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families.
Liz was predeceased by her husband Louis and sons Ronald and Murray, her parents Jane and James Dow, four sisters and five brothers.
Liz lived most of her life in the Crystal Lake and Sunnyside Districts before moving to Lethbridge in 1975. She was an active member of the Lethbridge Handicraft Guild of Weavers. She wrote amazing poetry about family and friends and, in 1996, she self-published a book of her collections called “It’s About Time”.
A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at the CENTRAL CHURCH OF CHRIST, 716 – 23 Street North, Lethbridge with Pastor Harold Cooper officiating.
Memorial tributes may be made in her name to the Alzheimer Society, #402, 740 – 4 Ave South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0N9 or to St. Michael’s Health Care Foundation, Palliative Care, 1400 – 9 Ave South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4V5.
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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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to send a private condolence.


 SUURD-LIDSTER
JESSE SUURD-LIDSTER, beloved husband of Amanda Audenaert, of Lethbridge, passed away suddenly at home on Wednesday. April 15, 2015 at the age of 29 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


  Darryl Neil Zoerb
January 20, 1964 –
April 14, 2015
With profound sadness the family of Darryl Zoerb announces his passing on April 14, 2015. Please join our family in a Celebration of his Life at 2:30P.M., on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. If you would like to make a donation in his memory, please donate to a charity of your choice. Darryl loved plants and flowers, please enjoy them this spring and summer at a park or in your yard.
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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.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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