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Saturday April 18, 2015

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on April 20, 2015.

ABEN January 18th, 1929 – April 13th, 2015
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. Besides his loving wife Agatha, Henry is remembered by his children; Dorothy (Richard) Shelson of Lethbridge, Arnold (Becky) Aben of Lethbridge, Alan (Yvonne) Aben of Edmonton and Bobby (Angie) Aben of Airdrie; 11 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He is also survived by one brother Conrad Aben of Calgary and numerous nieces and nephews. Henry was predeceased by his parents John and Dora and one infant granddaughter Olivia. He was born and raised in Coalhurst, Alberta and worked on the family farm for 42 years. After moving from the farm to Lethbridge in 1972 he started working for Canadian Western Natural Gas (ATCO), until his retirement in 1994. In 1952 Henry met Agatha and they were married in 1957. They had four children together. Henry was always willing to help if he could, whether it be with the Knights of Columbus, building a deck or erecting a garage. Henry enjoyed going camping as well as going fishing with his brother-in-law Hubert. Henry will be dearly missed by his family, friends and all who knew him. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH – 2405 12th Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta, on Friday, April 24th, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. with Father Kevin Tumback celebrating. A private Family Graveside service will be held at Mountain View Cemetery. In memory of Henry, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, #204, 2323 – 32 Avenue NE, Calgary, AB, T2E 6Z3 or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, PO Box 2211, Lethbridge, AB., T1J 4K7
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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.
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Estella Coulter 1917 – 2015
Mrs. Estella Coulter of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Harry Coulter, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at the age of 97 years.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 pm, on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge.
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July 16, 1958 – November 22, 2014
Heyland – Danny (Dan) Gordon born in Claresholm, Alberta, passed away in Mission Lake, Montana at the age of 56 years.
Dan was a caring and loving family man. His wonderful sense of humour and adventure will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
Dan is survived by his two beloved children Braedan and Megan. He is also survived by his father Gordon; step-mother Marilyn; mother June; sisters Debbie, Jude and Tammy (Neil); step-brothers Roger (Judy), and Bob (Denise); step-sister Laura (Rob); mother of his children Nancy; numerous nephews and nieces; and his two adorable little dogs Rosie and Kipper.
Dan was predeceased by his grandparents Doug and Dora; Albert and Rose; and brother-in-law Miles.
Dan received his psychiatric nursing diploma from the Alberta Hospital Ponoka School of Nursing. His passion was spending time with family and friends, fishing, hockey and baseball.
Please join us for a Celebration of Dan’s Life at the Canadian Polish Hall, 745 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge, Alberta on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at a come & go from 1 – 4 p.m.
In lieu of flowers donations in Dan’s memory may be made to a charity of your choice.

Francis James Fretwell
passed away April 14, 2015, at the Centennial Centre for Mental Health and Brain Injury in Ponoka, Alberta. Frank was born on June 15, 1941, in Lacombe, Alberta. Frank was predeceased by his parents Geoffrey and Ivy Fretwell. Frank was raised on the farm at Clive, Alberta. He attended 6 years of school at Eclipse school, adjacent to the farm. He moved on to Clive and Lacombe schools for junior and senior high school. Frank enjoyed working with his father’s purebred Shorthorn cattle. He helped to show the cattle at Red Deer Fair, and was active in the 4-H beef club. He also enjoyed the Youth Group in his church, and played the guitar in a worship band. Frank went on to study Agriculture at the University of Alberta for two years. Frank is survived by his brother, David (Janet) Fretwell, and sister Edith (Arnold) Enns; also neices and nephews Terra Fretwell, (Malcolm McNamara), Shannon (Jussi) Saramaa, daughters Mila and Haley; Laurene (Jeff) Vanden Elzen, Trevor Enns, daughter Elizabeth, and Sandra (Thom) Buhr. Frank will be deeply missed by staff, family and friends who knew him. Frank received excellent care at the Centennial Centre especially in his geriatric years. A Funeral Service will be held at Wilson’s Funeral Chapel, 6120 Highway 2A, Lacombe, on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 10:00 am with interment to follow at the Lacombe Fairview Cemetery. Condolences may be made by visiting
Wilson’s Funeral Chapel & Crematorium in charge of arrangements. Phone: 403.782.3366 or 403.843.3388

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.

 J.C. “BRUCE” HAGAN JULY 14, 1922 – APRIL 14, 2015
Bruce is survived by his wife of 64 years Eleanor and foru daughters. Helen of Lethbridge, Sandra (Duncan) of Edmonton, Connie (Tom) of Peace River and Marsha (Brent) of Lethbridge; grandchildren James, Lindsay, Daniel, Cory (Mandy), Cayla (Jocko), Cain, Cole, Cody, Cam; great-grandchildren; Ireland and Maketa.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday July 11th, 2015 at 2:00pm in St. James Cathedral, Peace River.

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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Morris Rachinski 1935 – 2015
Mr. Morris Fred Rachinski of Lethbridge passed at St. Michael’s Health Centre on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at the age of 79 years.
Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.
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 Albert Schneider 1932 – 2015
Mr. Albert Schneider, of Lethbridge, passed away on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at the age of 83 years.
A Memorial Reception will be held at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 St. South, Lethbridge, Alberta.
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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.
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ROBERT “BOB” TAYLOR, beloved husband of Karen Taylor, passed away on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at Chinook Regional Hospital at the age of 73 years. Funeral Service details to be announced once completed.
Evergreen Cremation Services
327 – 10 Street South
Lethbridge, Alberta
Phone: (403) 329-4934
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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, Lethbridg Alberta. There will also be a Celebration of his life held in Saskatoon late next week. 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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