By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on July 14, 2015.
In loving memory we mourn the loss of WILLARD M BROOKS (Bill) who passed away in Calgary on July 10, 2015.
He was born in Cardston on July 29, 1933 where he grew up playing sports, hunting and fishing. He served an LDS mission in Ontario, Canada and returned home to marry his sweetheart, Dawn Mendenhall on March 7, 1956 in the Alberta Temple. He went on to attend BYU, returning home to Alberta to teach in Raymond, Warner and Taber. He later moved to Edmonton while working for the Alberta Teachers Association. He took a sabbatical in 1983 to get his Masters degree at the University of Victoria and published a book on “Education in China”. He returned to Edmonton and later moved to Calgary while still working for the ATA. He retired in 1991. They then moved to Pleasant Grove, Utah for a year prior to returning home to Raymond. He served on the town council for 3 years prior to becoming Mayor. He continued with his love for golfing, fishing, dogs and roses. He was honored to serve in the Cardston Temple for 17 years. He will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his wife, Dawn, their children Tom (Loreen), Kelly (Kevin) Smith, Rick (Sheila), Cam (Kim), Bill (Andrea), Jeff and daughter-in-law Doreen, and their families. His surviving siblings are: Laura (Dale- deceased) LeBaron, Kathy (Bill) Richards, Dennis (Laura), and Eric (Lori) and sister-in-law Sharyn. He was predeceased by his parents Willard and Bernice, brother Ben, and sons Micheal and Jackie. Friends may meet the family on Tuesday, July 14th at the TAYLOR STREET CHAPEL in Raymond, AB from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. or at the Church on Wednesday July 15th from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the Service.
The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, TAYLOR STREET CHAPEL, 4th West Hwy 52, Raymond on Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow in the Temple Hill Cemetery, Raymond, Alberta.
Condolences may be sent to: http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca
Dale A. Martin Sr.
1930 – 2015
The Martin Family sadly announce the passing of their patriarch Mr. Dale A. Martin Sr., beloved husband of Mrs. Catherine L. “Kay” Martin, on Friday, July 10, 2015 at the age of 84 years.
Dale Martin Sr. set the standard for dedication – to his wife and family, to his profession and business, to his community and church. Dale was born on November 2, 1930 in Lethbridge, the youngest of three boys born to Benjamin and Elizabeth Martin. Dale was raised and educated in Lethbridge, attending Central School and Lethbridge Collegiate Institute.
On June 2, 1956, Dale married the love of his life, Catherine Leah Salmon in Lethbridge. Dale and Kay have been blessed with three children, Elizabeth (Gordon) Martin Jong, Dale (Colleen) Martin Jr., Catherine (Brian) Martin-Weersink; grandchildren Terrah and Christopher (Carla) Jong, Will and Jack Martin, and Adam, Austin and Arik Weersink; great-grandchildren Grayson and Aubrey Jong; as well as numerous extended family.
Dale was predeceased by his parents Benjamin and Elizabeth Martin and two brothers Derek and Lester Martin.
He was employed at Fred King Motors Company from 1946 – 1961, starting as a gas jockey and eventually climbing the ladder to become General Manager for the last four years of employment at the dealership. This resulted in Dale’s love for cars, he collected model cars of all kinds.
Dale and his brother Derek purchased the Traditional Funeral Chapel located on 3rd Avenue South from their father and their uncle Harry in 1961. It was later demolished, and he planned and built the Martin Bros. Memorial Chapel on 13th Street North in 1968, then later built the Southern Alberta Crematorium in Mountain View Cemetery in 1981. He added his wisdom to planning the building of Martin Bros. Riverview Chapel at 610 – 4th Street South in 1992, realizing a long-time dream of returning Martin Brothers to South Lethbridge. Even after Dale was long retired from the funeral home and land development business, it was inconceivable not to tap into his vast knowledge, experience and love especially of the funeral profession.Dale was actively involved and played a leadership role in many organizations throughout this community over the years. He was President of the Funeral Service Association of Canada, the Alberta Funeral Service Association, the Lethbridge Symphony, and was an Executive Member of the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce. He also was on the Salvation Army Advisory Board and the Southminster United Church Board where he served as an elder for twenty-five years. Dale was also involved with the Royal Trust Advisory Board, the Rotary Club of Lethbridge, the Royal Canadian Legion, the Shriners, the Loyal Order of Moose, the Elks Club, the Masonic Lodge, the Lethbridge Country Club, the Chinook Club, as well as being a Scholarship Donor to the Kiwanis Music Festival. In 1994, Dale was the honouree of the University of Lethbridge Faculty of Management Scholarship dinner.
Dale was known for his unmistakable stature, his great humility, vibrant sense of humour, praise of others, and his belief in going the extra mile. He will be missed.
Vigil Rites (Prayers) will be held at 7:00 pm, on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge led by Father William MacDonald O.M.I. and Francis and Cybele Noronha.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 am, on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH, 1011 – 4 Ave South, Lethbridge, with Father Kevin Tumback, celebrant and Father William MacDonald O.M.I., concelebrant. Interment to follow in Mountain View Cemetery, Family Plot.
For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Lethbridge Community Foundation, 404 8th St S, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 2J7, http://cflsa.ca
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Raymond (Ray) Waddle
1963 – 2015
Mr. Raymond (Ray) Waddle, passed away at his home in Lethbridge, Alberta, on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at the age of 51 years.
Raymond will be forever remembered by his family, his mother Myrna Waddle; siblings Cindy Holoboff (Kevin Sorensen) and Family, Carolyn Waddle (Keith Gertzen), Randy (Cheryl) and family, Auntie Pat Waddle; as well as many nieces and nephews, cousins, and of course many friends, colleagues and work associates.
He was predeceased by his father Ken Waddle; Brother Kevin Waddle; grandparents Glen A. and Marie Waddle, Clarence and Daisy Bergquist.
Raymond was born August 13, 1963 at the Taber Hospital, the son of Myrna and Ken Waddle. He was raised in the Circle Hill area and attended school in Vauxhall, Class of 1981. Raymond worked various jobs and helped out at the farm over the years and then he went to school in Olds, AB and graduated Class of ’91 with honors for a horticulturist. In 1991, Raymond moved back to Lethbridge where he got his dream career with the City of Lethbridge Parks Department as the Special Events Gardener. Raymond, being an avid gardener, gave his passion for his job, receiving numerous nominations and awards for employee of the month and his work could be seen on the Brewery Hill and across the city…wherever there was a flower; that was Raymond’s work.
Raymond’s career extended to his personal life, making every holiday a special event for his family and friends; cooking, decorating, and sharing everything he could. He enjoyed cooking, camping, fishing and reading.
A Memorial service will be held at 2:00pm, Wednesday, July 15, 2015, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4th St. S. Lethbridge, AB.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Raymond’s name may be made to the charity Vauxhall Legion Branch #193 Ladies Auxiliary, Box 125, Vauxhall, AB T0K 2K0, or the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Box 2211, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 4K7.
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