April 24th, 2018

THURSDAY, January 11, 2018


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on January 11, 2018.

BIRCH

MR. DENNIS BIRCH, beloved husband of Shirley Birch, of Lethbridge, passed away at Edith Cavell Care Centre on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at the age of 91 years.

Besides his loving wife Shirley, Dennis is survived by his son William Birch, of Red Deer; his daughter Patricia (Bernard) Paranych, of Wetaskiwin; his five grandchildren: Matthew, Justin and Ryan, of Red Deer; and Travis and Denise Peeples of Arkansas, and his five great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his mother, his father, his sister and his former wife Margaret, of Watrous, Saskatchewan.

Dennis was born December 8, 1926 in Waterloo, Ontario and attended school in Kitchener and Waterloo. He joined the Canadian Army in 1944 and then the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1946. During his time with the Armed Forces, he served at various bases in Canada and with N.A.T.O. in England and France. Upon leaving the Armed Forces in 1968, he was employed by the Alberta Government at Alberta Hospital Ponoka as Fire & Safety Officer, then as Building Superintendent at Coronation, as well as Raymond Home and the Lethbridge Correctional Institute.

Dennis retired in January 1986 and enjoyed retirement by doing lots of golfing, curling, fishing, camping and traveling. He loved to make winter getaways to Arizona, Mexico and Cuba and also embarked on various cruises. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, the Miner’s Club, The Eagles Aerie 2100, the Norbridge Senior Centre, the Coaldale Curling Club and the Federal Superannuates of Canada. Dennis also took active interest and participation in the Humane Society and Paws in Lethbridge.

A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Erin Phillips officiating. Dennis will be laid to rest in the Field of Honour at a Private Graveside Service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lethbridge & District Humane Society, 2920 – 16 Avenue North, Lethbridge, Alberta T1H 5E9 or to the Lethbridge PAW Society, P.O. Box 255, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 3Y5.

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


BOYCHUK

It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of ROBERT STEPHEN BOYCHUK, beloved brother and uncle, who passed away at St. Therese Villa on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at the age of 57 years.

Bob is survived by his sisters Sheila Dietzen, Gerry McLaren and Carol (Ron) Krikke, brothers Ron (Diana), Ken (Bonnie), Mike (Robin) and Richard, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents Mike and Lena, brother Tom, brothers-in-law Richard McLaren and Don Dietzen and nephew Jeffrey McLaren.

Bob was a hockey fan; he would watch any game but his favourites were the Lethbridge Hurricanes and the Edmonton Oilers. Like a true hockey fan, he could tell you the stats of any player. He also loved his family and would often reminisce about his favourite family gatherings.

A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. For those who wish to pay their respects to Bob, viewing will take place from 9:30 A.M. until the start of the service.

Bob will be laid to rest at a Private Graveside Service at St. Patrick’s Cemetery.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


CALDWELL, Allan Keith

1950 – 2017

Caldwell, Allan Keith of Champion, passed away suddenly at his home December 28, 2017 at the age of 67 years.

Keith is survived by his mother, Eileen Caldwell of Champion, sister, Marie Greaves of Airdrie, son Allan Caldwell of Red Dear, daughters Christina (Brian) Guidolin of Red Deer, Karen Gammel, Leeann (James) Sparkes of Champion, 6 grandchildren, Christian, Destiny, Julianna, Jacob, Dominic and Billy, as well as cousins, nieces and friends.

Memorial Service at Champion Community Hall, Saturday January 13, 2018 at 1:30 pm. Inurnment Champion Cemetery.

Tributes in Keith’s memory can be made to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation, NWT & Nunavut #207, 242-7St. South Lethbridge T1J 2H1.

Arrangements in care of

Vulcan Funeral Home.

Telephone 1-403-485-2633.

E-mail condolences through http://www.vulcanfuneralhome.ca


Phyllis Clark

1924 – 2018

Mrs. Phyllis Clark of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Keith Clark, passed away at the St. Therese Villa on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at the age of 93 years. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

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


HOBBS

EILEEN MAY HOBBS passed away peacefully in Edmonton on December 23, 2017. Her loss is deeply felt by brother Douglas Cole (Novia), son Chuck (Domynique Fortin), daughters Dorothy Humphrey (Gregory) and Betty McNaught (Alan); grandsons Matthew Moneypenny-Hobbs (Jaclyn), Timothy Hobbs (Sara), Ryan Humphrey (Ardythe Harder), Patrick Humphrey, and Cole McNaught (Shelley Petersen). She will also be missed by extended family and dear friends.

Eileen was predeceased by her parents George and Dorothy Cole, loving husband and soulmate Harcourt, brother Art and nephew Jim, and grandson William McNaught.

Eileen was born in Dodsland, Saskatchewan on May 21, 1926. She grew up on the family farm near Ruthilda where she developed her lifetime ideals—loyalty to family and community, curiosity and love of learning, the rewards of hard work and ‘making do’ through the depression, respect for nature, and the value of deep and lasting relationships.

A good scholar, Eileen graduated from the Saskatoon City Hospital School of Nursing in 1948. Her nursing career included hospitals in Saskatoon, Vernon, BC and Lethbridge. She proudly worked as part of a medical team, making long-term friendships and attending reunions with her classmates. She used her nursing skills throughout her life to help others.

Eileen and Harcourt were married in Saskatoon in August 1952. They lived in Vauxhall where they developed a close-knit community of friends and where their three children were born. They moved to Lethbridge in 1959 when Harcourt was transferred to the Research Station. Here they raised their family, lifelong friendships were formed and the door was always open to visitors. Eileen was an accomplished homemaker, cook and baker, excelling at growing roses, gardening and preserving. Later, three spouses and then six grandsons and their partners were welcomed into the family.

Eileen loved to be involved and actively participated in McKillop United Church, curling, square dancing, bridge and card clubs, the Legion Revelers, Lethbridge Seniors Centre, Alberta Senior Games, and Grandview Condo activities. Eileen and Harcourt travelled extensively. She was a proud founding member and teacher of the Lethbridge Hard of Hearing Society, and a tireless advocate for those with hearing impairment.

A Celebration of Eileen’s Life will be held at MCKILLOP UNITED CHURCH – 2329 15 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, January 12, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. with Reverend Trevor Potter officiating. Reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (chha.ca) are appreciated.

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


Dale Loomis

1942 – 2018

Mr. Dale Loomis of Coaldale, beloved husband of Mrs. Peggy Loomis, and loving father to Deena and Tara, passed away at Edith Cavell Care Centre on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at the age of 75 years. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street S., Lethbridge, Alberta. Burial of ashes will follow in the Coaldale Cemetery.

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


Peter Visser

1942 – 2018

Mr. Peter Visser, born September 4, 1942, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at the age of 75 years. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00PM on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

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


William “Sonny” Buis

1938 – 2018

Mr. William “Sonny” Buis of Foremost, loving husband, father, brother, and grandfather passed away peacefully at home on January 6, 2018. Sonny was born on March 26, 1938 in Foremost and spent all of his life in this community. At an early age he developed a very strong work ethic, a love for animals, and a love for the game of golf. His life was spent growing his business, first with his Aunt and Uncle with White Rose and many years with Shell. He met the love of his life Charlotte in High School and they were married August 6, 1960. Sonny’s pride and joy was his family and the community of Foremost. He loved nothing more than to spend time with his children and to watch his grandchildren play hockey, volleyball, baseball, dance and skate. He spent many wonderful days at the lake watching the kids on the water. He cherished the trips to Whitefish, Cruises, the Dominican, and most recently to Hawaii this Christmas. He is survived by his best friend and loving wife, Charlotte Buis; children, Lorne (Kerri) Buis of Foremost, Lisa (Warren) Bechthold of Foremost, and Chris (Ron) Preddy of Lethbridge; grandchildren, Taunie (Nathan) Magnuson, Colby Bechthold (Kayla), Kristen and Luke Preddy; sister, Alice (John) Haraga; brother, Richard (Jay) Buis; sister-in-law, Lyn Dillenbeck and many very special nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents Dirk and Jantina Buis; mother and father-in-law, Cecil and Ann Dillenbeck; uncle Bill and Auntie Christina Buis, brother-in-law, Bryan Dillenbeck; brother and sister-in-law, Harry and Carol Ewach. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00PM, Friday, January 12, 2018 at the FOREMOST COMMUNITY HALL, 802 – 1 Avenue West, Foremost, Alberta. Inurnment to follow in the Foremost Cemetery. He loved this community and in lieu of flowers if you wish to make a donation please do so to the charity of your choice in the Village of Foremost.

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Barb Turin
1932 – 2018
Barbara A. Turin, beloved wife of the late Dennis Turin, passed away in Taber on Monday, January 8, 2018 at the age of 85 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.

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