December 14th, 2017

MONDAY, December 4, 2017


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on December 4, 2017.

Daisy Crawford
1919 – 2017
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Daisy Anna Crawford, beloved wife of the late Ezekiel Crawford, in Lethbridge on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at the age of 98 years.
The Burial Service will be held at Taber Memorial Garden, one kilometer north of 64 Avenue on 50 Street, Taber on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Daisy is survived by her children Joan (Pat) Head of Lethbridge, Calvin (Valerie) Crawford of Fort Macleod, Ardith (Doug) Viste of Maricopa, Arizona and Donald (Rhonda) Crawford of McMinnville, Oregon as well as her daughter-in-law Karen Crawford.
She was predeceased by her husband Ezekiel Crawford, daughter Judy Crawford, son George Crawford as well as her parents and all her siblings.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


Keith Clark

1924 – 2017

Mr. Keith Clark of Lethbridge passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at the age of 93 years. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL 610 – 4th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. A Private Family Graveside will take place at a later date. Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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Alfred “Jim” Monti

1943 – 2017

Mr. Alfred “Jim” Monti of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Wendy Monti, passed away at St. Michael’s Palliative Care on Friday, December 1, 2017 at the age of 74 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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OLEKSY

BILL OLEKSY, beloved husband of Jennie Oleksy, passed away in Lethbridge on Friday, December 1, 2017 at the age of 91 years.

Arrangements will be announced when completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Tracy Saxon (Williams)

1975 – 2017

Ms. Tracy Saxon (Williams) of Lethbridge, amazing Mom to Jade and Dominick, passed away at home surrounded by her family on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at the age of 42 years.

A Celebration of Tracy’s Life will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, December 8, 2017 at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street S., Lethbridge, Alberta.

Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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A.W. “Joe” Schandor

May 31, 1928 – Dec 1, 2017

Born in Earl Grey, SK predeceased by both parents, 3 sisters, sons Miles & Mark and Daughter Patricia.

Left to mourn are his loving wife Mary of 42 years, son Dave (Barb) of Lethbridge, AB, Step-daughter Kathy (Terry) Lunenburg, NS, step-son Kevin (Tracy) Wetaskiwin, AB. Granddaughters Hayley (Lethbridge) and Jennifer (Edmonton), Nephew Jay (Donna) Fiissel of Regina. Step- grandchildren Chantel, Shelby, Lindsay & Calan & 3 great step-grandchildren Briyana, Willem & Casey. Special nephews Michael (Jonnie) Kelly, Patrick (Bing) Kelly & niece Joanne (David) McGarva.

Joe left the family farm and joined the Army Engineer Corp and obtained the rank of Sergeant Major after 14 years. Returning to Saskatchewan and began his long career as a plumber. Joe owned and operated G.H. Baxter & Son Plumbing & Heating until his retirement at age 60. Joe enjoyed golfing at Pitcher Butte Golf Course and fishing in various streams in the Crowsnest Pass. He was very involved in the Lethbridge community, Life Member Elks Club, Life Member & Past President of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #4, Past President of Henderson Lake Golf Course, Past President of ACT, member of the Mechanical Contractors Association of Alberta, and the member of the Sappers Association.

He and Mary enjoyed many years as snowbirds in Mesa Arizona and made many friends along the way.

At Joe’s request no services will be held & burial at another date.

Donations may be made to the Legion Poppy Fund.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Ralph Turbitt

1941 – 2017

Mr. Ralph Turbitt passed away at the Cardston Hospital on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at the age of 76 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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Marjorie Wehlage

1934 – 2017

Mrs. Marjorie Katherine Wehlage of Milk River, beloved wife of Elmer, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on November 30, 2017 at the age of 83 years.

Marjorie was born on November 28, 1934 in Lethbridge. She was the eldest of six children and the only daughter. She received her first eleven years of education at the Hoping School and grade twelve at St. Theresa Academy in Medicine Hat. She received her Secretarial Clerical Diploma from Garbutt’s Business College in Medicine Hat and worked at the main office at St. Michael’s Hospital until 1955 and then Purity Dairy until she married Elmer on October 12, 1957. They resided in the Masinasin area where they purchased the original Wehlage farm and worked a mixed farm until 1966 and then bought and moved to Wendelin Harty’s farm. She had four children, keeping very busy with 4-H, music, swimming and various sports. She canvassed for Cancer and Red Cross, was a member of the CWL, taught cathecism and helped with various community functions for many years. She loved her vegetable and flower garden and was known for her delicious pie crusts, cinnamon buns and angel food cakes. She had very strong faith and always had a kind word or a laugh for anyone who needed it in good or bad times. She enjoyed spending time with her family numbering 39 at her passing and was very proud of her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Her most recent grandchildren, Brylee and Kinlee brought her special joy in her later years.

She was predeceased by her parents John and Rose Harty, and sister-in-law Bernice Harty. Her in-laws Anton and Anna Wehlage, brother and sister-in laws from the Wehlage family. She is survived by her husband Elmer of 60 years, her children Wanda (Dave) Erickson, Leanne (Faron) Ellis, Chris (Shari) and Byron (Jodie) Wehlage. She had 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. Her brothers Richard (Gladys), Ron (Sylvia), Michael (Joanne), Bruce (Kathy) and Leslie (Ann) Harty, her special niece Linda Obrigewitch as well as numerous nieces, nephews, their families, special neighbours (Colleen and Glen Pittman) and many friends.

Marjorie will forever be in our thoughts, prayers and in our hearts.

Vigil Rites (Prayers) will be held at 7:00pm on Monday, December 4, 2017 at the ST. PETER’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 321 Main Street North, Milk River.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at ST. PETER’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, Milk River. A private family burial will follow in the Allerston Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Marjorie’s name to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, Box 2211, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 4K7 or another charity of your choice.

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Wilmer (Bud) Matson 1926 – 2017

Wilmer (Bud) Matson of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Marie Matson, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, at the age of 91 years. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1:30pm on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at the LETHBRIDGE CHRISTIAN TABERNACLE, 1805 – 9th Avenue North, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Pastor Wayne Boersma officiating. Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, donations can be made to the Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation, 960 – 19th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 1W5.

Cremation entrusted to Salmon and Sons Funeral Home.

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