January 22nd, 2018

TUESDAY, January 2, 2018


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on January 2, 2018.

CAMPBELL

ERIC CAMPBELL, beloved husband of the late Lil Campbell passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on December 29, 2017 at the age of 93.

He is survived by his two sons; Ken (Catherine) Campbell of Kelowna, BC and Mark (Sharlene) Campbell of Lethbridge. He is also survived by eight grandchildren: Dalyce, Reid (Destinee), Caylee (Ken) James, Jessica (Dan) Chisholm, Nyssa Hjelm, Mike (Christine) Sphar, David (Jessica) Inglis and Kristie (Dan) Laux and 7 great-grandchildren: Dylan, Gavin, Brooklyn, Mason, Charolette, Brinley and Kinsley.

Eric was born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia on February 29, 1924 and was looking forward to his 27th birthday in 2021. He married his high school sweet-heart, Lil, in Lethbridge in 1950. They were married for 57 years. Most of his working life in Lethbridge was with McGavin’s Bread.

Eric loved life. He was the epitome of the hospitable quality that Cape Bretoners are renowned for and had a tremendous sense of humor, able to put a smile on the face of everyone he met which is why he had a vast network of friends.

Traveling was a big part of Eric & Lil’s life as they would make yearly trips with dear friends to a warm, sandy beach in the middle of a cold Canadian winter (this would have been a perfect year for that) or make a trek to their beloved Cape Breton in the spring or summer.

Eric loved music and loved to sing. Many patrons of Martha’s House, where he spent his last 11 years, would often get an impromptu serenade in the elevator.

Eric made a positive impact on many lives during his 93 years on earth. He will be missed by his family and many friends.

A Funeral Services will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 3:00 P.M. with Pastor Ralph Molyneux officiating.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


DONALDSON

Gordon James Donaldson of Lethbridge, Alberta passed away peacefully at his home on December 19, 2017 at the age of 80.

He is survived by his loving children Loral Klassen, Lon Donaldson and Darin Donaldson, as well as two grandchildren and four great grandchildren, all of Kelowna, B.C. He is also survived by his sister Carole Fraser of Calgary and the Fraser family. Gordie had many friends and will be especially missed by Gladys and Garry and everyone else from the L.A. Lounge in Lethbridge.

He will be laid to rest at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Lethbridge.

To send condolences, please visit

http://www.generationsfh.ca


Diane Carol Healy

1949 – 2017

Mrs. Diane Healy of Standoff, beloved wife of Mr. Del Healy, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, December 25, 2017 at the age of 68 years.

A Wake Service will be held from 6:00pm to 11:00pm on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at the WHITE CALF HALL, Standoff, Alberta.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at the ST. MARY’S IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, Standoff, Alberta.

Interment to follow at the One Spot Cemetery.

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


HILBORNE

JENNIFER HILBORNE, of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Neil Hilborne, passed away suddenly at home on Sunday, December 31, 2017 at the age of 68 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

In memory of Jennifer and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation – 119 14 St NW #200, Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


KOTKAS

DR. LAWRENCE JOHN KOTKAS passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at the age of 85. Lawrence was born in Raymond, Alberta on January 30, 1932. He was the oldest child of Jack and Margaret Kotkas.

Following high school in Raymond, Lawrence completed training at the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario, and served in the reserves. He graduated with his B.Sc. & M.D. from the University of Alberta, and applied for the Canadian Foreign Service. He began his Foreign Service postings, both as an M.D. and a diplomat, in Ottawa and continued overseas in the UK, Finland, Denmark, and Switzerland. He received his specialty, the D.P.M. (Doctor of Psychiatric Medicine) from both the University of Leeds and the University of London while also teaching at both universities. Lawrence was in the Royal Canadian Air Force as a young man and often said that one of the proudest days of his life was when he graduated with his M.D. and received his Geneva Convention card for medical personnel.

Lawrence returned to Canada to live in 1966 and went into private practice in psychiatry. He was the first psychiatrist in Lethbridge and established the first general hospital psychiatric unit. He continued as the Chief of Psychiatry in Lethbridge hospitals for many years. Lawrence was a pioneer in the field of nutritional medicine and was a founding member of the Nutritional Medicine Today Society. His compassion, advocacy, and determination contributed considerably to a better understanding of both mental and physical health.

Words cannot describe the depth of knowledge that Lawrence acquired in his lifetime. His joy was in sharing his knowledge in ways that would benefit everyone he encountered. Lawrence was also a gifted musician, pianist, baritone singer and accordionist. He composed original music and lyrics for his family that we treasure.

He is lovingly remembered by his wife Patti Clow, of 34 years, children and grandchildren: Kaaren Finlay, Kate & Jack; Melissa (Glenn) Price, Harrison & Nicholas; Alex (Diane) Kotkas, Jenise (Carsten), Shianne, Elise, Claire & Kai; and Kevin (Debbie) Kotkas, Ajax; Shawn Burke; Marla (Gord) Bloudoff, Ashley (Tom) & Braden.

A Memorial Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 3:00 P.M. A reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association, 426-6 St. S, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 2C9.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


KUBIK

JOSEPHINE “JOSIE” KUBIK, the beloved wife of the late Emil Kubik, formerly of Picture Butte and the Blackrock Lodge in Lethbridge, passed away peacefully with family by her side at the Fort Macleod Extendicare on Thursday, December 21st, 2017 at the age of 96 years.

A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 – Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, on Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018 at 7:00 P.M.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. CATHERINES CATHOLIC CHURCH, 762 – Crescent Avenue North, Picture Butte, on Thursday, January 4th at 11:00 A.M., with Father Ian Gagne, Celebrant. A reception will follow. Interment will be held at Mountain View Cemetery in Lethbridge after the reception.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice in the memory of Josephine.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


RICHARDSON

It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of LEONARD “LEN” ALBERT RICHARDSON, at the age of 83. He passed away peacefully, in ICU, with his family by his side, on Thursday, December 28, 2017. Len is survived by his loving wife, of 60 years, Doreen.

He also leaves behind his children, Denise (Jamie) Harding, Lorraine (Andy) Brayne, and Gary (Laura) Richardson, his grandchildren, Marc (Shari), Lindsay (Bill), Ryan (Michelle), Justin (Jamie), Tyler (Lindsey), Devon (Jocelyn), Brad, and Michelle (Johnny), and 9 great-grandchildren.

Len was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Elsie, and siblings Frank, Stella and Brenda, all of Worthing, England. He is survived by his sister Julie (Reg) Riddles in Ontario.

Len was born in Sussex, England, on Feb 28, 1934. He married Doreen Pilkington, in 1957 and along with their 3 children, they immigrated to Canada in 1973. Len worked for many years at the Lethbridge Brewery, until his retirement, and made several lifelong friends while employed there.

Len’s workmates nicknamed him “The Colonel” and Cory, but at home he was known as Dad, Grampa, and Papa.

Len had a never-ending quest to “win the lottery”. He will be remembered for his quick wit and dry sense of humour that always made us smile. Whether being the life of the party, or a “Grumpy old Grampa”, he was loved by all, and will be dearly missed.

A Memorial Reception will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 – Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, on Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018 from 11:00 A.M. to 1:30 P.M., giving family & friends a time to share memories and enjoy a lunch.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


SIBBET

It is with deepest sorrows that our mother, ALICE LOUISE SIBBET, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at the age of 78 years.

A Celebration of Alice’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. with Julie Kissick officiating.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Dr. Sydney “Syd” Slen

1920 – 2017

On New Years Eve a bell sounded, an Angel got his wings. It was a wonderful life!

Dr. Sydney “Syd” Slen of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully with his family at his side.

A Memorial service will be held at 2:00pm on Monday, January 8, 2018 at FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 1614 – 5 Ave S, Lethbridge, Alberta.

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


Joe Wada
1937 – 2017
Yoshiaki “Joe” Wada was surrounded by family and love when he passed peacefully on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 in Lethbridge at the age 80 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, January 4, 2018 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at Knox United Church, 4929 – 50 Avenue, Taber on Friday, January 5, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden.  Please dress casually, as it was Joe’s preference. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Joe’s name may be made directly to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 204, 2323 – 32 Avenue NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 6Z3 (http://www.diabetes.ca) or to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Suite 400, 740 – 4 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 0N9 (http://www.kidney.ca).
A special thank you to Dr. Hughes and everyone at the Taber Hospital for the care they gave Joe and to all his visitors, he loved seeing you.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


 

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