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Thursday July 16, 2015


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on July 16, 2015.

BERENT
DON VERNON BERENT, beloved husband of the late Barbara Berent, passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit, on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at the age of 80 years.
Funeral arrangements will 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


 FAWNS
MILDRED “MIDGE” McBRIDE FAWNS, beloved wife of the late Grant Fawns, passed away in Raymond on Saturday, July 11, 2015 at the age of 91 years.
She is survived by her children: Jerry (Joyce) Fawns, Betty Lou (Charlie) Crow Chief, Kay (Dwight) Allred, Sharon (David) Widdup,Bruce (Marlene) Fawns, Patt (Rod) Pierson, Sandra “Sam” (Randy)Still, and Colleen Christensen; as well as numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren.
Friends may meet with the family on Thursday, July 16, 2015 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
Saints, KNIGHT STREET CHAPEL, 260 E 200 N in Raymond or at the church prior to the service from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m.
The Funeral Service will be held at the Knight Street Chapel on Friday, July 17, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with Bishop Noel Smith officiating. Interment will follow in the Temple Hill Cemetery, Raymond.

 Kelly Firth
1960 – 2015
Mr. Kelly Scott Firth of Lethbridge, passed away on Thursday, July 9, 2015 at the age of 54 years.
Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 7:00pm and 8:00pm, on Thursday, July 16, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS FUNERAL CHAPELS, 610 4th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00pm, on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at LETHBRIDGE & DISTRICT EXHIBITION – PIONEER PARK, 3401 Parkside Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolences

GOODFELLOW
On Monday, July 13th, 2015, 11 days short of her 91
st birthday, SHIRLEY MAY GOODFELLOW passed away peacefully in the Chinook Regional Hospital surrounded with the love of her three daughters, Sharon, JoAnn, Kelly and granddaughter Stephanie.
Shirley was born in Holmquist, South Dakota on July 24th, 1924 to Chris and Hazel Jespersen. In 1934, the family moved to Taber, homesteading in the Wadena District. On March 4th, 1943, Shirley married the love of her life, James (Jim) Goodfellow. Together they raised five sons and three daughters, farming south of Taber for 29 years as well as ranching in the Pincher Creek area. In 1974, Jim and Shirley moved to Pincher Creek along with their two youngest children, where Jim and his son Chris formed Goodfellow Trenching Ltd. In 1985, Jim and Shirley semi-retired and moved to their beloved “Christie Lodge” in the foothills, southwest of Pincher Creek. Even after Jim’s death in 1991, Shirley remained at their home in the hills. During the last five years, Shirley spent her winters with her daughter JoAnn and family in Diamond City, returning each summer to Christie Lodge. Shirley would sit for hours in her kitchen, cross-stitching and looking out her window over the pasture towards Christie Ridge, enjoying the return of her hummingbirds each year.
She will forever be remembered for her quick wit, humour and her love for gardening, sewing, quilting, knitting and cross stitching. These skills were continually being passed onto her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Shirley is survived by eight children – Ron (Marilyn), Max (Ianthe), Chris (Edie), Sharon (Les) Brinkworth, Brian (Jessie), JoAnn (LeWayne) Brandon, Kelly Calhoun (Todd Granberg), and Pat (Pippa), along with 16 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, her brother John Jespersen and sister Louise Noble.
She was predeceased by her infant son Walter James Jr. (Jimmy), husband Jim, grandson Michael, brother David and sisters Dorothy, Lois and Phyllis.
Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Friday, July 17, 2015 from 7:00 to 8:00 P.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at KNOX UNITED CHURCH, 4929 – 50th Avenue, Taber on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. with Reverend Bob Wallace officiating. Interment to follow at the Taber Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, the family would deeply appreciate that donations in memory of Shirley be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, P.O. Box 2211, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 4K7 or Canadian Lung Foundation. Suite 208, 17420 Stony Plain Road N.W., Edmonton, AB, T5S 1K6
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


 JAMES, Robert (Bob) John
Robert passed away on July 14, 2015, after a very long illness. He was born on October 25, 1943, in Buxted, England, and grew up in Raymond, Alberta. He moved to Edmonton in 1965 where he met Frances Heidinger. They were married in Medicine Hat on June 4, 1966. Robert graduated as a chartered accountant in 1972. With the exception of a two-year working vacation in Montreal, they lived in Edmonton.
His lifetime passions and accomplishments were varied. Flying was a lifelong love, and Bob was a member of the Air Cadets for six years in Raymond. He later obtained a private pilot’s license and took great pleasure in night flying and aerobatics. He was an avid motor sport, hockey and baseball fan. Bob loved reading, particularly history and science fiction. He loved cats, model building and muscle cars. Many of these interests served as subjects for a lifelong interest in taking and printing photographs. During the last ten years of his life, he found much peace and comfort in visiting the University of Alberta’s Devonian Gardens.
Bob spent twelve years as a volunteer “uncle” in the Uncles at Large program in Edmonton. He spent time working with the Edmonton Public School Board, Canadian Utilities Ltd. and the Government of Alberta in Alberta Transportation where he finished his career.
He leaves to cherish his memory: his wife (Fran) of 49 years; mother Ethel; brother David (Roslyn); one niece and one nephew and their families; brother-in-law Lloyd (Linda) Heidinger, and sisters-in-law Shirley (Gerald) Mayer and Marion (Jim) Drake. Bob was predeceased by his father Robert Alan, aunt Helen Bennett, father-in-law Herbert Heidinger and mother-in-law Emma Heidinger.
A private burial will take place at Little Plume Community Evangelical Missionary Church Cemetery in Cypress County, Alberta.
A private celebration will be held at a later date.
Psalm 103, verses 15 and 16:
As for man, his days are as grass;
as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.
For the wind passeth over it and it is gone;
and the place thereof shall know it no more.
Bob and Fran are eternally grateful to the multitudes of health care providers since this journey began in 1969, including the Dr. Gerald Zetter Care Centre since 2013.
Very special thanks go to the devoted friends, old and new; and family who offered unconditional support, friendship and assistance through this difficult, long journey. We will never be able truly express the extent of our gratitude.
Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorial donations may be made in Robert’s honour to charities which he and Fran regularly supported: Edmonton Humane Society, 13620 163 Street, Edmonton T5V 0B2), STARS (1441 Aviation Park NE, PO Box 570, Calgary T2E 8M7), Valour Place Society (11608-145 Street, Edmonton T5M 1V8), and the War Amps (1 Maybrook Drive, Scarborough, Ontario M1V 5K9).


 ROBERT WM. PICKERING July 7, 1943 – July 9, 2015
ROBERT passed away peacefully in Raymond at the age of 72.
Bob is survived by his loving wife Carolyn; their four children: Marnie (Tony) Bland, Tricia (Donald) Johnston, Travis Pickering, Ragean (Henry) Jones; 10 grandchildren; his sister Pamela (Richard) Malone; sisters-in-law Kathie Pickering, Brenda Restall, Ellen (Dale) Krueger, as well as brother-in-law Bruce (Wendy) Restall. Bob was predeceased by his mother Daisy Pickering, father William Pickering, brothers Lawrence and Ronald Pickering and his brother-in-law Brian Restall. Bob was born in Lethbridge and spent his childhood in the Picture Butte – Turin area. He married Carolyn (Restall) on June 14, 1969 in Picture Butte. He loved spending time with family and friends as well as hunting, fishing, camping and playing cards. Bob was a kind and caring man who was always willing to help others. He will be remembered for his crazy sense of humor, teasing kids and telling tall tales. Bob will always be loved and greatly missed. A private family Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, July 18, 2015, with a Memorial Service to follow at 2:00 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, PICTURE BUTTE CHAPEL, 404 Willow Avenue, Picture Butte. Friends may meet the family at the church prior to the service from 1:00 to 1:45 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Raymond Auxiliary, Box 599, Raymond, AB T0K 2S0.

 RATCLIFFE
JESSIE MAREEN RATCLIFFE (nee Bohnet), beloved wife of the late Larry Ratcliffe, passed away in Tofield, AB on Sunday, July 12, 2015 at the age of 80 years.
She is the loving mother of: Bruce (Ethel) of Tofield, Cheryl (Rob- deceased) of Lethbridge, Ted of Vancouver, and Doug (Amber) of Las Vegas. Jessie is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, and her siblings: June, Nola, Dianne, Donna, and Donald.
She is predeceased by her parents Victor and Isabell, and a brother Gerald.
The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, KNIGHT STREET CHAPEL, 260 E 200 N, Raymond, Alberta, with Bishop Jim Steed officiating. Friends may meet the family at the church prior to the service from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m.
Interment to follow in the Temple Hill Cemetery, Raymond.
Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Lethbridge, 402-740-4 Ave. South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0N9.

 Victor “Vic” Peter Rempel
1941 – 2015
Mr. Victor “Vic” Peter Rempel of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Hilda Rempel, went home to be with his Lord, after a lengthy battle with cancer on Friday, July 10, 2015 at the age of 73 years.
A Visitation will be held from 7:00 – 8:30 pm on Friday, July 17, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB.A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 20 Rocky Mountain Blvd. W., Lethbridge, AB with Pastor Nathan Fuehrer, officiating.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.

 MARYANN LEE WHITE MAN LEFT was called home suddenly on July 9th, 2015 at the age of 26 years. She was born to Melvin W. M. Left and Renae Spear Chief on July 13th, 1988. Maryann was raised by her grandparents Teresa & the late Alphonse W.M. Left.
She received her education from the Kainai Board of Education Saipoyi Elementary, Tatsikisapo’p Middle School and the Kainai H. School. Although Maryann was a very shy individual, she had her own unique ways with friends and family members. Her pride and joy was born of October 21st, 2013 – her little girl, “Teresa Joy”.
Maryann is survived by her daughter Teresa Joy; grandmother Teresa; father Melvin, mother Renae; brothers Andy, Darnell, Zachary, & Koda; sisters Candace, Vanessa, & Tressa; great aunt Mae Tallow; numerous uncles, aunts, cousins.
A Wake Service will be held at the Old Saipoyi Gym, Stand Off on Thursday, July 16th from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve on Friday, July 17th at 11:00 a.m. Email condolences to: legacycardston@gmail.com
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Linda Olfert
1963 – 2015
Linda Marie Olfert, beloved wife of Ernie Olfert of Hays, passed away in Taber on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at the age of 52 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Sunday, July 19, 2015 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at the Vauxhall Mennonite Brethren Church, 320 – 9 Street North, Vauxhall on Monday, July 20, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. Burial to follow at the Vauxhall Mennonite 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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