June 28th, 2017

MONDAY, March 20, 2017


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on March 20, 2017.

Master Corporal Alfred Barr

1985 – 2017

Master Corporal Alfred Ernest Barr went to be with his Heavenly Father March 8th, 2017 at the age of 31 years. He passed away in the vicinity of Yorkton, Saskatchewan doing what he loved: “jumping out of airplanes in an orange onesie,” as a qualified Search and Rescue (SAR) Technician.

He is predeceased by his father Edward Barr, and is survived by his fiancée Stephanie Hempel, mother Sharon, sisters Tanya (Shawn) and Kaitlin, and nieces Aviana and Elsie.

Alfred was born in Prince George, British Columbia on May 22nd, 1985. He spent the majority of his childhood years in the rugged beauty of Northern B.C. in a town called Fort Nelson. In 2002, Alfred was nominated by the Rotary Exchange Program to complete his 12th grade of high school in Denmark. This is where his love of exercise, discipline, and family heritage began to grow his character. Once back in Canada, Alfred moved with his family to Lethbridge, Alberta in 2005. There he obtained a diploma in Culinary Careers at Lethbridge College and became well known as an accomplished ultra-marathon runner, placing first in 2007. His summers were spent working as a chef in Waterton National Park, a place where he truly connected with creation. There he met his kindred spirits Andrew Primavera and Jon Green.

In 2010, he joined the military, starting first as a Signal Operator, and worked his way towards his lifelong dream of becoming a SAR Tech. In 2011, he met the love of his life: Stephanie Hempel. Many would agree that their relationship was defined by passionate love that endured the hardship that comes with long distance. They were woven together by letters sealed with wax, and their shared love of poetry and music. They got engaged the Christmas of 2015, geocaching in his beloved coulees in Lethbridge. He graduated as a SAR tech the summer of 2016, and was posted to Winnipeg where he was finally able to be with his love, Stephanie. His last months were full of adventure, challenges, learning and growing, much like his entire life.

Alfred was a creator and teacher. He was disciplined, humble and determined. He made dreams become realities, and no one could ever take his place.

“Most of us hold the dream of becoming something better than we are, something larger, richer, in some way more important to the world and ourselves.” Louis L’amour in Education of a Wandering Man.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at ST. AUGUSTINES ANGLICAN CHURCH, 411- 11 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, with Canon James Robinson officiating.

Interment will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery-Field of Honor.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Search and Rescue Volunteer Association of Canada (SARVAC), 24 McNamara Drive, Paradise, NL A1L 0A6 or to Veterans Emergency Transition Services (VETS) Canada, PO Box 214, 53 Queen Street, Dartmouth, NS B2Y 3Y3.

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Bob Fettig
1948 – 2017
Robert Fettig, beloved husband of Rene Fettig, passed away in Taber on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the age of 68 years.
Further information including service details will follow once arrangements have been finalized.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


COX

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of SHARON MOLLY COX on Thursday, March 16, 2017 in Calgary, Alberta, following a lengthy illness.

Sharon was born on July 7, 1946 to LeMond and Genneal Cox. She was born into a big, happy family and was welcomed by all. As the family moved occasionally where the farm work or jobs were for Sharon’s dad, she lived in the Picture Butte, Diamond City, Pincher Creek and Park Lake areas.

Sharon was a fun loving and happy girl. She enjoyed all the activities that living on a farm entailed from horseback riding and outdoor games to helping the family haul hay bales, skating on the frozen pond in the winter and helping her mom make homemade candy and chocolates. She loved special occasions and loved to plan parties and decorate for them. Sharon attended high school in Picture Butte and was nominated for Spring Prom queen in her senior year. Her fun personality and spirit of adventure drew many people to her. Her love of music and dancing was discovered at an early age, and remained some of her favourite activities throughout her life. Sharon was a loyal friend, always ready to lend a listening and understanding ear.

Upon graduation from Picture Butte High School, Sharon attended nursing school and obtained her Nurses’ Aid (LPN) certificate. During her nursing career, she worked in Calgary at Mount View Health Unit, Holy Cross Hospital and Bethany Care Center. Her kind and respectful nature was a blessing to many patients over the years. Sharon also resided in Lethbridge for a number of years. During that time, she worked as a clerk at Norbridge Pharmacy and thoroughly enjoyed the customers and her work.

Sharon was blessed with a daughter, Candice, in 1969. Her daughter was her angel. Sharon and Candi loved their lifelong adventure together going camping, bowling, taking road trips, in-car picnics and spending a great deal of time with Sharon’s parents and siblings. Sharon cultivated many friendships over the years and shared great times and built lasting memories with them. She had a very special friendship with her sister-in-law, Hanna Cox, and spent countless hours over the years visiting with her and Don.

Sharon was predeceased by her parents, LeMond and Genneal Cox, siblings Marie (Doug) Clark, Monte (Mary) Cox, Gary Cox, and Blaine Cox, sister-in-law Hanna Cox.

She leaves to mourn her passing her best friend and love of her life, daughter Candi (Daaven) Green, siblings Kathryn (Les) Delparte, Sheldon (Pat) Cox, Karen (Jim) Bagshaw, Don Cox, Gayle (Bill) Toth, Lee Cox, sisters-in-law Marlene Cox and Connie Cox as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at Salmon and Sons Funeral Home, 433 Stubb Ross Road South, Lethbridge, AB, on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Followed by the interment at Temple Hill Cemetery, Raymond, Alberta.

Visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca for further details or to leave condolences.


HIGA

YACHIYO “SUSAN” HIGA of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Hiroshi “Francis” Higa, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, March 18th at the age of 87 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.


Nellie Ban

1920 – 2017

Ms. Nellie Ban of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Michael Ban passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Saturday March 18, 2017 at the age of 96 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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Willard Martin

1944 – 2017

Mr. Willard Martin of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Lorraine Martin, passed away on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at the age of 73 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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