December 14th, 2017

FRIDAY, November 3, 2017


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on November 3, 2017.

Charles “Charlie” Ziefflie

1924 – 2017

Mr. Charles “Charlie” Ziefflie of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Marion Eleanor Ziefflie, passed away at Legacy Lodge on Monday, October 30, 2017 at the age of 93 years. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm on Monday, November 6, 2017 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, AB., with Pastor Robert Mohns of Immanuel Lutheran Church delivering the service. Interment will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery.

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Doris Heitman

1933 – 2017

Mrs. Doris Heitman, beloved wife of the late Mr. Ralph Heitman (2006), passed away at The Good Samaritans Lee Crest, in Cardston, AB, on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at the age of 84 years. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00am on Monday, November 6, 2017 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, AB., with Deacon Isaac Driedger, officiating.

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FLETCHER

Debra Jean Fletcher, (nee Fuller) of Picture Butte, passed away peacefully at the St. Michael’s Care Centre on October 27, 2017, at the age of 62 years surrounded by her family, after a courageous battle with cancer. Debra leaves behind, her husband of 43 years, Aubrey Fletcher of Picture Butte; her children Charles (Diana) Fletcher and their daughter River of Airdrie; Jessica (Josh) Rau and their daughter Anastasia of Calgary; and Zoe Fletcher of Lethbridge. She also leaves behind her sister Fran (Shaun) Maguire of Wetaskiwin and brother Mark (Koral) Fuller of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, as well as many nieces, nephews. Debra was predeceased by her mother and father Bob and Shirley Fuller, stepfather Gabor Tokai, and her mother and father in law Warren and Hazel Fletcher. Debra was born June 10, 1955 in Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia and moved to Alberta in 1962. On July 13, 1974 Debra married her soulmate, Aubrey Fletcher, and together they raised 3 children; Charles, Jessica and Zoe. Debra’s faith was very important to her, she was a long-standing member of the Victory Church and volunteered for over 31 years in the Victory Church Children’s Ministry. Debra had a passion for all things artistic. She enjoyed painting, crocheting, cross stitching and even took on acting roles in local theatre. When Debra wasn’t enjoying her creative side, she could be found canning her famous pickles as well as other fruits and vegetables from her garden. She also had a special interest in lighthouses and Northern lights. Debra was a wife, mother, nana, sister, aunt and friend and will be greatly missed by many. Friends and family are invited to Celebrate the Life of Debra Fletcher at 1:00 pm on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at the Victory Church Lethbridge at 8-211069 Township Rd 90a, Lethbridge AB. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the palliative care staff at St. Michaels Care Centre for the wonderful care they took of Debra during her stay there. To send condolences, please visit http://www.generationsfh.ca


HAHN, DARRYL J. E.

It is with sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Darryl on October 27, 2017, at the age of 52, after a brief battle with cancer.

Darryl was born and raised in Lethbridge. He was predeceased by his parents Alice and Carl Hahn, and survived by his brother David, sister-in-law Pam, and their children, Jefferson, Johanna and Danae.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1pm on November 17 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 20 Rocky Mtn. Blvd. W, Lethbridge. A private family interment will be held in Pincher Creek.

We wish to express our sincere gratitude to the medical staff at Chinook Regional Hospital, especially the ICU staff for their care of Darryl. Condolences can be sent to http://www.evergreenfh.ca


KELLY

CORNELIA (KIA) VERONICA KELLY née Buss. Died at age 72 in Cardston, Alberta on October 29, 2017.

Kia approached her 23 year battle cancer with the same strength and dignity that was the hallmark of her life.

Born September 1, 1945 in Edmonton Alberta to William and Marie Buss. She had 9 siblings: Betty, Margaret, Gerard, Theresa, Robert, John, Catherine, Rosemary, and Stephen. She was pre-deceased by her first husband George Linder, parents, and son-in-law Jim Martens. Kia’s life is celebrated by spouse Sean Kelly and her 3 daughters: Kathryn Linder, Nancy Martens, and Sarah (Sean) Colwell and 7 grandchildren: Nathan, Christopher, Riley, Andrew, Hannah, Emily, and Connor. Sean’s children: Kara (Steve) Farno and Rory (Alexandra) and 4 grandchildren: Alessandra, Emma, Stephen, and Declan.

She received her Bachelor’s degree of Nursing from the University of Alberta.

Kia received the Heritage Service Award in 1995 and an award for Long Service on April 2003. She was the chairperson for the South District of Alberta Association for Registered Nurses for several years in the 1990’s. Kia was a volunteer for grief and cancer counselling and was a member of the Alzheimer’s Society and the Cardston District Foundation. She was the longest presiding president of the Cardston Legion Branch #170, a member in the Red Hat Society and the Lutheran Women’s League. She was actively involved in the St. Theresa’s church as well. Kia loved to knit and enjoyed travelling with her husband Sean.

Prayers are at St. Theresa’s on Friday November 3rd at 7 p.m. and Funeral Service will be held on Saturday November 4th at 11:00 a.m.

To celebrate her life there will be a reception following the funeral on Saturday at the Legion Hall, Cardston.

Donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. The family would like to extend special thanks.

Send condolences at: http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca


KENWARD

Saviani (Angela) Kenward of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at the age of 94 years. She was a loving mother to 3; a grandmother to 7, and a great-grandmother of 17. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. A Visitation will be held between 12:00 – 1:00pm on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME (703-13 St. N, Lethbridge). A Funeral Service will follow at 1:00pm on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, (703-13 St. N, Lethbridge).

To send condolences, please visit http://www.generationsfh.ca


MANY GUNS

Doris Many Guns, of Brocket AB, passed away on October 30, 2017 at the age 83 years. A funeral mass will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Brocket AB, followed by a wake service at Delores Many Guns Residence. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Monday November 6, 2017 at The Brocket Community Hall. Condolences can be sent to condolences@edensfuneralhome.com


MYERS

MARION LOUISE MYERS (nee Lee), beloved wife to Gordon Myers, passed away peacefully at Lethbridge Regional Hospital, on Wednesday Nov. 1, 2017 at the age of 68 years.

Marion is survived by her husband Gordon, children Mindy (Rhett) Isleifson and Robert (Mandie Wilson) Myers and siblings Dolores (John) Verboom and Larry (Lena) Lee. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her Mother and Father, Mildred and Henry Lee.

Marion was born in Vita, MB on July 9, 1949 and grew up in Wampum, MB on the family farm. After marrying Gordon in Roseau, MN in 1970, the newlyweds moved to Lethbridge, Ab and started a family.

She enjoyed a career at Chinook Regional Hospital in the cafeteria as a short-order cook for 23 years before retiring in 2015.

Marion and Gordon enjoyed traveling into the US, walks in the park with their dog, and time with their family.

Everyone enjoyed being with Marion as she had a fantastic sense of humor and was always up for a fun time.

Join the family for a celebration of life to be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, November 4th, 2017 at University Drive Alliance Church 55 Columbia Blvd W, Lethbridge, AB T1K 4B7

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Marion Myers to Lethbridge Humane Society, located at 2920 16 Ave N, Lethbridge, AB T1H 5E9.

Condolences can be sent to http://www.evergreenfh.ca


OOMS

ALBERT JOHN OOMS, of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Ria Ooms, passed away peacefully at the Coaldale Health Centre on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at the age of 86 years.

Albert is survived by his children, John (Bernice) Ooms of Edmonton, Richard (Deb) Ooms of Lethbridge and Joanne (Peter) Walls of Lacombe as well as 12 grandchildren and 12 great- grandchildren.

Albert was predeceased by his father, mother, four brothers and one sister.

Albert was born on August 15, 1931 in Enter, Holland. He emigrated to Canada in June of 1953. He married his beloved wife, Hendrika “Ria” on March 6, 1954 and moved to Lethbridge in 1963 where he raised his family. In that time, he also worked for Getkate Construction, and he resided in Lethbridge until his passing.

Relatives and friends are invited to a Visitation at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, on Monday, November 6, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M.

A Funeral Service will be held at the TRINITY REFORMED CHURCH, 1100 – 40 Avenue North, Lethbridge, on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Thomas Albaugh officiating.

Prior to the Funeral Service, a Private Family Interment will be held at in Mountain View Cemetery.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


POELMAN

Wilma Poelman (nee DeKoning), beloved wife of Ralph John Poelman, went home to be with her savior and lord peacefully while surrounded by her family on October 29, 2017 at the age of eighty-eight. The funeral service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Friday November 3, 2017 at the Granum Christian Reformed Church (5 miles east of Granum on highway 519) with Reverend Henry Veldboom Officiating. Interment at Granum Christian Reformed Church Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Kyndra’s Foundation of Love c/o Christian Stewardship Services, 214A-500 Alden Road, Markham, Ontario L3R 5H5 or a charity of choice. Condolences can be sent to condolences@edensfuneralhome.com


Ettienne “H” Alex Wauters

1931 -2017

Mr. Ettienne “H” Wauters of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Dorothy Wauters, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, October 30, 2017 at the age of 86 years.

Ettienne was born in Lethbridge on October 5, 1931 to Philemon and Celina Wauters two years after they immigrated to Canada from Belgium. In 1944, his parents purchased a farm east of the Crystal Lake School, and Ettienne lived there until his passing. When his school classmates had difficulty pronouncing his first name, they gave him the nickname H that stuck with him until this day.

After graduating from high school, Ettienne completed a diploma in Practical Agriculture at the Olds School of Agriculture in 1951. He married Dorothy Morton on April 19, 1954 and started his long career on his farm. He always stepped up to help out in the community including work as a lineman for the East Lethbridge Mutual Telephone Company, a director for the Broxburn Sugar Beet Growers, and many leader positions in the Lethbridge – Coaldale 4H Beef club. He also loved to join his friends in a hockey or curling game in the winter when life on the farm was less hectic.

Besides Dorothy, his loving wife of 63 years, Ettienne is survived by his six children Joan (Warren Chriasty), Jim (Pat), Donna (Jed Sutherland), Christine (Art Shaw), Robert (Cynthia), and Patricia (Murray Adams), five grandchildren Pamela Reiser, Melanie Wauters, Amanda Bodnaruk, Hope Wauters, and Noah Wauters, and 6 great grandchildren Desi and Mason Reiser, Brennah Simon, Isabelle Charity, and Hunter and Gage Bodnaruk. Ettienne is also survived by his brothers Eugene (Virginia) and Terry (Judy), and his sister Lorraine (George) Tucker and their families. He was predeceased by his parents, his brother Jerry, and his nephew Gregory Wauters.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at ST. AUGUSTINE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, 411 – 11 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Canon Allan McCuaig officiating.

A Private Family Graveside Service will be held in the Mountain View Cemetery at a later date.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.


ZAYCHUK

NICK ZAYCHUK, beloved husband of Barbara Zaychuk, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at the age of 90 years.

The Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, November 3, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. with Reverend Taras Krochak officiating.

Interment will follow at the Mountain View Cemetery.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com

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