September 29th, 2016


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on October 7, 2015.


Monte Bruce Gove passed away suddenly on Monday October 5, 2015 at the age of 54; Monte was born in Lethbridge on May 3, 1961.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday October 10, 2015 at the Army, Navy & Airforce Club, Dieppe Hall, 517 5 Ave S. Lethbridge from 2-5pm.

Relatives & friends are welcome to come share their memories with the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Humane Society.



BARRY LEE “CHUCK” LEE, beloved husband of Della Huber of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Saturday, October 3, 2015 at the age of 58 years.

Besides his loving wife, he is survived by his children Scott (girlfriend Alyssa) Huber, of Lethbridge, Kim (Brett) Dyck and their son Everett of Pincher Creek, siblings, Diane (Wayne) Tizzard of Lethbridge, Glen (Leslie) Huber of Sundrie, Barb (Henry) Zdun of Brooks and Brenda Huber of Lethbridge as well as his brothers-in-law Wayne (Rachel) Conner of Edmonton and Terry Conner of Taber. Barry is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by his father Adolf Huber, brother-in-law, Barry Dickout and parents-in-law, John and Agnes Conner.

Barry was employed with Kawneer for over 30 years. Barry was a member at the Magrath Golf Club and was an avid golfer in the off season when he wasn’t watching the Calgary Flames (the biggest Calgary Flames fan there ever was). Barry also enjoyed bowling, camping and Saturday Night Poker at the house. Above all, he enjoyed spending time with close friends and family. Barry will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

A Celebration of Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, on Friday, October 9, 2015 at 1:00 P.M.

In memory of Barry and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation: PO Box 2211, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 4K7.

Honoured to serve the family, CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1.Telephone (403) 381-7777. Condolences may be emailed to

 Anne Jansen
1921 – 2015

 Anne Jansen, beloved wife of the late Abraham Jansen, passed away in Lethbridge on Sunday, October 4, 2015 at the age of 94 years.
 Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. 
 A private burial service will be held at the Taber Memorial Garden prior to the funeral service.
 The Funeral Service will be held at the Evangelical Free Church, 5431 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at
 Anne is survived by five children, Verna Drach of Taber and family Len (Maria) Drach (Natasha and Danielle), Janet (Shane) Tymchyna (Sharlynn (Chris) Hill (Eastyn and Kienna) and Derek Tymchyna) and Ron (Tracey) Drach; Mel (Joyce) Janzen of Sorrento, British Columbia and family Renae Janzen and Melody (Andy) Picklyk; Laura (Alan) Black of Red Deer and family Noel (Erin) Black and Erin (Bryan) Boorman (Liam and Julia); Carol Sanville of Regina and family Shawn (Amy) Sanville (Charlotte and Adelynn) and Trevor Sanville; Rick (Donna) Jansen of Taber and family Megan Jansen and Jessica Jansen. She will also be remembered by her brother William Thiessen of Norquay, Saskatchewan and by numerous nieces and nephews.
 She was predeceased by her husband Abraham Jansen, infant daughter Gladys Jansen, son Ernie Jansen and son-in-law Frank Drach.
 Anne was born in Hague, Saskatchewan on September 18, 1921 to Mary (nee Dyck) and Peter M. Thiessen. She grew up in a large family along with several other siblings. Their family later moved to Swan Plain, Saskatchewan where she met and later married Abraham Jansen on November 23, 1939. They remained in Swan Plain until they moved to Taber in 1955. Anne was employed with Hostess for a number of years before she retired.
 Anne had a deep love for her Lord and Saviour and was devoted to her faith. Her family meant the world to her and she loved them dearly. She will be remembered for her Mennonite cooking and homemade buns. She loved spending morning having breakfast and coffee with her friends at the A&W. Anne will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all who knew her.
 If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Anne’s name may be made directly to Southern Alberta Bible Camp, Box 99, Lomond, Alberta T0L 1G0 (
 Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

Sheila Lenaour

1932 – 2015

Sheila Lenaour of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Daniel Lenaour and mother of David and Michael, passed away on Monday, October 5, 2015 at the age of 82 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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MICHAEL PITTMAN, passed away suddenly at home on Monday, October 5, 2015 at the age of 25 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

Honoured to serve the family, CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1. Telephone (403) 381-7777. Condolences may be emailed to

Jack Shaw

1919 – 2015

Mr. Jack Shaw of Milk River, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Margaret Shaw, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, October 5, 2015 at the Chinook Regional Hospital at the age of 95 years.

Memorial Service details will be announced when completed.

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Valerie Sullivan

1958 – 2015

Valerie Sullivan of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Dan Sullivan and mother of Kendra Sullivan, passed away on Monday, October 5, 2015 at the age of 57 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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LOIS SWAILES, dearly loved wife of the late Ed Swailes, passed away in Lethbridge on October 4, 2015 at the age of 89 years. Lois was born on July 13, 1926 in Saskatchewan, but spent most of her childhood in Picture Butte. Lois was an accomplished pianist, having obtained a teaching certificate from the Royal Conservatory of Music. She graduated from the Galt Hospital School of Nursing in 1949 with the Gold Medal of Proficiency and went on to work as a nurse until her children were born. Lois found the love of her life in Ed and they were married in 1950.

They had three children, Sandy (Tom) in Toronto, Tim (Glenda) and Jeff (Melanie) in Calgary. Lois enjoyed her grandchildren, Janay, Neil, Nolan, Taylor, Sydney and Austin.

We have the greatest admiration for the St. Michael’s palliative teams for the compassionate and excellent care that we received over the last months.

We wish to extend our sincere thanks to Lois’ many friends for their continued support and visits during her illness. Flowers are gratefully declined. If desired, donations may be made to the Lethbridge Cancer Society. In keeping with Lois’ wishes, no service will be held.

Honoured to serve the family, CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1. Telephone (403) 381-7777. Condolences may be emailed to





It is with intense sorrow and grief that we announce the passing of a devoted father, Terry Patrick Blanchette, and cherished daughter, Hailey-Lynn Elizabeth Dennise Dunbar-Blanchette, who were horrifically taken from us on September 14, 2015. Their tragic deaths have not only devastated the lives of our families but those in our community as well.

Terry was born on July 22, 1988 in Fernie, BC to parents, Bill Blanchette and Faith Durban. He had many talents and endearing qualities too numerous to mention. Terry enjoyed snow boarding, cooking, video games, cheering on his favourite sports teams (Montreal Canadians and the Toronto Blue Jays), and those precious moments with his family and friends. He lived life knowing the bitter and the sweet, success and failure and most of all realizing the blessings life has to offer. He and Cheyenne Dunbar were blessed with a beautiful baby girl.

Terry’s greatest treasure was his precious daughter, Hailey, who was born on December 31, 2012 in Taber, Alberta. She transformed Terry into the perfect father and role model for his little princess. Hailey never knew sorrow or hardship; she was the ray of sunshine in her parent’s lives. Hailey loved riding on the quads with her family, playing in the park, hugging every cuddly animal and playing in the water. She embraced every child within reach ready to make a new friend. Her happy and innocent nature make it so difficult for us all to have to say goodbye. Both Terry and Hailey deserved lives full of adventure and laughter. May they walk hand in hand into a new kingdom in paradise where suffering and tears have no place.

Terry is survived by his parents, William Richard Blanchette of Elkford, BC and Faith (Allan Eiseman) Durban of St. Augustine, Florida; his brother, Rick (Kayleigh) Blanchette; his sister, Amanda Blanchette; his nephew, Gage DeSteur; his nieces, Kiana DeSteur and Holly Coates; his grandfather, R. Guy Blanchette; and his extended family, colleagues and friends. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Bud & Lenore Durban and Ella Blanchette.

Hailey is survived by her devoted mother, Cheyenne Dunbar of Edmonton, AB; her grandparents, Terry-Lynn (John Palmer) Dunbar, Kevin Dunbar, Bill Blanchette and Faith (Allan Eiseman) Durban; her uncles, Brandon Dunbar and Rick (Kayleigh Coates) Blanchette; her aunt Amanda Blanchette; and all her friends and pets.

The Memorial Service honouring their lives will be held at Crowsnest Consolidated High School (8901, 20 Ave., Coleman, AB) on Friday, October 9, 2015 at 3:00pm with Rev. Lorrie-Anne MacLeod officiating.

On behalf of the families of the late Terry Blanchette & Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette, we wish to thank our friends and the many communities that have provided us with support and kindness throughout this most difficult time and we wish to express our sympathies towards the families of the accused. Our prayers are with you.

Fantin’s Funeral Chapel assisting the families.

(403) 562-8555.

Damien Vossebelt

2013 – 2015

On Sunday, October 4, 2015, the Lord in His infinite wisdom, took home to Himself, our beloved son, Damien Reyer Vossebelt.

Damien was born on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 to his loving parents Dan Vossebelt and Deb Veurink. He quickly became a light and joy not only to his parents, but to everyone who got to know him. He was a very happy boy, with a sense of adventure and a very stubborn spirit, like none other. He was kind and loving. He loved going to check the cows, riding on tractors with anyone who would take him, and hanging out with any of his uncles, aunts, cousins, or grandparents.

Damien will be sorely and greatly missed by his parents, Dan & Deb, his grandparents Ray & Norma Vossebelt and George & Sharon Veurink, his Aunts, Uncles, and cousins, Jody Vossebelt, Derek & Christy Kreft (Nolan, Donovan, Keith, Avery, Sophia), Art & Michelle Klok (Caleb, Amy, Jenna, Marcus), Albert & Angie Ploeg (Nicole, Henk, Arnold, Felicia), Dennis & Michelle Vossebelt (Renée, Natalie, Ella), Gerard Veurink, Brent Veurink, Steven Veurink, Larissa Veurink, and James Veurink. He is also survived by, and greatly missed by his great-grandparents Ite & Jane Veurink, Dirk & Mary Kok, Harold & Jo Bouma, and Johanna Vossebelt.

A Private Graveside service will take place in the Coaldale Cemetery.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at CANADIAN REFORMED CHURCH – COALDALE, Highway #3, Coaldale, AB with Reverend Wybren Oord, officiating.

But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these” – Luke 18:16 NIV

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