April 26th, 2018

WEDNESDAY, April 11, 2018


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on April 11, 2018.

BURKE, Suzanne Gaye

(nee Lehouillier)

September 22, 1953

– Edmonton, Alberta

April 8, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Suzanne Gaye Burke (nee Lehouillier), beloved wife of Michael Burke of Calgary, passed away on April 8, 2018 at the age of 64 years.

Suzanne was born on September 22, 1953 in Edmonton, AB, the first child born to Jules and Gaye Lehouillier. A few years after Suzanne was born, the family moved to Calgary where Suzanne was joined by four brothers and sisters. The family made their life in Calgary until Suzanne’s father got a job at the University of Lethbridge and they relocated. Suzanne completed her education in Lethbridge, receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Lethbridge in 1989. During her time in Lethbridge, she was blessed with two daughters, Angela born in 1976 and Tracy in 1979. Suzanne moved to Calgary in 1997 where she married her best friend, Mike in 2000. Soon after, they bought a house in South Calgary, and worked tirelessly to make that house a home by renovating inside and out. Suzanne will always be known for her love of gardening, and created many beautiful oases in their backyard. When she wasn’t gardening or making jewelry, you could find Suzanne and Mike on the road hauling their trailer to various campgrounds in Alberta and British Columbia, finding their ‘spot’ at Sandy McNabb. Suzanne loved spending time with family and friends. She was deeply loved and will be greatly missed.

Besides her loving husband, Michael, Suzanne is lovingly remembered by her daughters, Angela Turner and Tracy Sewell (Jaylin); her stepchildren, Samantha Burke (Kerry), Christopher Burke, and Cassandra Burke; brother Patrick Lehouillier (Deann); sisters, Danielle Gruninger (Richard), and Jacqueline Berglund (Donald); four grandchildren, Dakota, Chloe, Jace and Ryan; as well as her many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her father Jules Lehouillier, her mother Gaye Lehouillier, and her brother Richard Lehouillier.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB) on Friday, April 13, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow at the funeral home. Condolences may be forwarded through http://www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Suzanne Burke, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB, T2X 3J3, Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.


Margit Burns

1930 – 2018

Mrs. Margit Burns, beloved wife of the late Mr. John Burns and devoted & loving mother of Roger and Dianne, passed away peacefully in Pincher Creek on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at the age of 87 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, April 13, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, AB., with Pastor Andrew Craig officiating. Interment will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects one hour prior to the service from 1:00pm to 1:45pm.

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James “Jim” Ellis

1927 – 2018

Mr. James “Jim” Ellis of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Ettie Ellis, passed away at West Highlands Care Facility on Monday, April 9, 2018 at the age of 90 years.

Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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GOETZ

JULIA (TSUYA) GOETZ, age 88, of Lethbridge, Alberta, died suddenly after a brief illness, on Saturday, April 7th, 2018.

She leaves behind three adult children; Othelia (Andre), Marta (Don), Jonathan (Karen) and four grandchildren; Callie, Carla, Jenna and Easton.

As everyone who knew Julia can attest to, she very much enjoyed living in her own home, on her own terms, until the end.

Julia had a strong spirit and a strong will. She will be fondly remembered and forever missed.

A Celebration of Julia’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 – Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, on Friday, April 13 at 1:00 P.M.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


HAUFE

WILBERT OSCAR HAUFE, beloved husband of Helen Haufe (both former long-time residents of Lethbridge), passed away in Calgary on December 17th, 2017 at the age of 95 years.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 – Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, on Saturday, April 14th, 2018 at 1:00 P.M., with Pastor Nathan Fuehrer officiating. A time of fellowship & refreshments will follow.

Flowers are gratefully declined. In memory of Wilbert, please make a donation to PLAN-Canada.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Brock D. Owen Hirsche

1992 – 2018

Brock D. Owen Hirsche, beloved son of Tim and Sharla Hirsche, passed away on April 8, 2018 at the age of 26, after a courageous battle with Testicular Cancer.

Brock was born February 3, 1992, and was raised in Lethbridge, Alberta. Most people knew Brock for his athleticism. Brock’s love of sports was instilled in him by his parents from a young age. He was the biggest fan, always enthusiastically cheering for his favorite teams. Growing up, Brock spent much of his time with his cousins, his friends, and his neighbors, the Foders, who were like family to him. The Hirsche’s had Brock on the golf course by age 3, where they spent countless hours together as a family. Brock was also an avid sport statistician – he knew every stat of every player, in every sport, in every league. Brock will always be remembered for his gift of knowing everyone’s birthday, often before even meeting them.

At the age of 17, he packed his bags to play for the WHL’s Prince George Cougars, where he was eventually named captain of the team. Prince George became his home away from home. Billet parents, Keith and Cathy, and Frank and Cheryl, warmly welcomed Brock into their respective homes. His biggest fans Tim and Sharla never missed a game, tuning in online or travelling with hockey friends to be at the games. Brock battled through numerous shoulder surgeries over the course of his hockey career. When his injuries prevented him from playing, he was the obvious choice to assist the coaches or provide colour commentary. On or off the ice, Brock was a natural leader – he had an ability to inspire, support, and comfort those around him, and made everyone feel like his best friend.

Following his years in Prince George, Brock returned home and enrolled at the University of Lethbridge. He suited up for the Pronghorns Hockey Team, where naturally, he was named captain in his third season. During this time, in January of 2016, Brock was diagnosed with Testicular Cancer and successfully underwent a variety of aggressive treatments and surgeries.

Since he was a boy, Brock was also known for making the most exceptional blizzards at the southside Dairy Queen so when he was healthy again, Brock used his Dairy Queen savings to purchase a house. It was at this time, he met his angel Sydney Riglin, and they enjoyed several healthy months together before Brock’s cancer returned in the fall of 2017. In February 2018, after unsuccessful treatments in Calgary, Brock made the brave decision to end his treatments, return home, and spend his remaining time with Tim, Sharla, Sydney, and close family and friends. In true Brock fashion, he spent some of his final days setting up a legacy fund with the University of Lethbridge so that future young athletes will receive scholarships for years to come.

Brock is survived by his parents Tim and Sharla; partner Sydney Riglin; grandparents Dan and Pat Peters; uncles and aunts Shane (Lora) Hirsche, Brent (Bonnie) Hirsche, Danny (Wendy) Peters, and Betty Hirsche; and many cousins, friends, teammates, and coaches.

He is predeceased by his grandparents Dewaine and Lila Hirsche; and uncle Gordon Hirsche.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 6:00pm and 8:00pm on Thursday, April 12, 2018, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4th Street South, Lethbridge, AB.

A Celebration of Brock’s Life will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, April 13, 2018, at NICHOLAS SHERAN ICE ARENA, 401 Laval Blvd W, Lethbridge, with Pastor Mark Dyck officiating.

As per Brock’s request, please wear a jersey of your choice, if available to you.

Flowers are gratefully declined, but for those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Brock Hirsche Pronghorn Hockey Award. Donations can be made online at gohorns.ca/for-brock.

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


Richard Kelly

1931 – 2018

Mr. Richard Kelly, beloved husband of Mrs. Grace McPike-Kelly, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at the age of 86 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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Logan Boulet

1997 – 2018

With immense sadness we announce our hero, Logan Alexander Boulet, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 7, 2018, due to injuries sustained from the Humboldt Broncos tragic bus crash.

Born on March 2nd, 1997 in Lethbridge, he was the son of Bernadine and Toby and the brother of Mariko. Logan attended Dr. Probe Elementary, G.S. Lakie Middle School, and Winston Churchill High School. Sports were a huge part of his life as he played hockey, rugby, badminton, soccer, and curling growing up. He spent his last three hockey seasons playing in the Saskatchewan Junior ‘A’ Hockey League. Logan started as a Kindersley Klipper and continued the majority of his career as a Humboldt Bronco. He was accepted to attend the University of Lethbridge this fall, following the footsteps of his parents and older sister. He was seeking to be an educator like his mom and dad.

Logan always wanted to be defined as more than just a hockey player. He was a son, a brother, a grandson, a nephew, a cousin, a best friend, a student, a teammate, an overall wonderful human being, and yes, also a hockey player. Logan will be remembered as a creative soul who loved adventures both in his own backyard and across the world. He was drawn to art and music and took time to look, listen, and create with his talents. He was a quiet guy, yet never failed to light up the room with his quick wit. He is remembered by those who knew him best for his antics to bring laughter to any moment in time.

He will be joining great-grandparents, great aunts and uncles from the Boulet and Higo families, beloved life mentors, as well as teammates and staff of his Bronco Family.

He is loved by so many and will be incredibly missed.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 7:00pm and 9:00pm on Friday, April 13, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, AB.

A Celebration of Logan’s Life will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at NICHOLAS SHERAN ICE CENTRE, 401 Laval Blvd. W., Lethbridge, AB.

For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to Kidsport – Logan Boulet Fund (Lethbridge & Taber Chapter), 1001 – 3 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB., T1J 0J3.

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


Allan Meroniuk

1935 – 2018

Mr. Allan Meroniuk of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Elizabeth Meroniuk, passed away suddenly at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at the age of 82 years.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, AB., with Reverend Eva Stanley officiating. Inurnment to follow in the Mountain View Cemetery.

Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, Box 2211 Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 4K7 or http://www.heartandstroke.ab.ca.

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


Nelson, Toni

1945-2018

Toni Lynne Nelson, of Lethbridge, Alberta, passed away peacefully Friday, April 6, 2018 at Monterey Seniors Village in Calgary, Alberta. Toni was born May 3, 1945, in Tremonton, Utah to Ford and Marcella Jeppson. She is survived by her children, Natashya Pippin and Justin Nelson; her grandchildren Dagan Nelson, Ava Nelson, Nakita Pippin; and by her sister and brother, Bonnie Lewis and Joel Jeppson. Toni was a successful and respected member of the Lethbridge professional community as a chartered accountant, business partner, and academic. She earned her Chartered Accountant designation in 1983, and her PhD in Accounting in 1991. Toni made Lethbridge her home and enjoyed a rich career at the university from 1991 to 2011. During her time there, she held the positions of Full Professor, Assistant Dean, and Acting Dean. In retirement, Toni was an avid gardener, dog-lover, voracious reader, and a deep-thinker. She was a dedicated and unconditionally loving mother. Her humour, warmth, and kindness were apparent to all who knew her. There will be a ceremony to honour and celebrate Toni’s life on Sunday, April 15, at 2 p.m. at Choice Memorial in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a charitable donation to: https://www.alzheimercalgary.ca/get-involved/donate-now


Richard Schultz

1934 – 2018

Mr. Richard Schultz of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Anne Schultz, passed away peacefully after a lengthy battle with MS on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at the age of 83 years.

Richard was predeceased by his wife Anne, parents Diedrich and Amanda Schultz, parents-in-law, Peter and Susanna Siebert, his siblings, Nora, Mabel, Elmer, Caroline and Viola and by his in-laws Peter, Dave, Jake, Tina and Helen.

Left to cherish his memory are his children, daughter Patricia (Courts) Bydevaate (Joe), Chelsea (Graham) Thiessen, Jeff Courts, Tracy Bydevaate, Alicia Bydevaate; sons Wes (Anna) Schultz, Kassidi Schultz and Ed Schultz; brother Eldon Schultz; in-laws Sue, Nettie, Lydia, John and Henry; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, their families and also friends.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am on Friday, April 13, 2018 at the COALDALE MENNONITE BRETHREN CHURCH, 2114 – 18 Street, Coaldale, AB., with Pastor Daron Blenkin officiating.

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


THOMPSON

EVELYN THOMPSON, beloved wife of James Thompson, of Lethbridge, passed away suddenly at home on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at the age of 81 years.

Besides her loving husband Jim of 59 years, Evelyn is survived by her children Allan, Laurie (Dale Beck), Les (Janet) and Randy; her four grandchildren Crystal (Trevor), Tara (Andrew), Travis and Jennifer; her eight great-grandchildren Kalia, Gaetana and Anton (Crystal and Trevor), Brynn, Brooke and Charlotte (Tara and Andrew), and Kahleah and Declan (Jennifer), as well as four brothers, four sisters, many brothers and sisters-in-law and numerous extended family members.

She was predeceased by her parents Edward and Phyllis, her sister Dorothy, her brother William, Jim’s parents Matthew and Marion, her son-in-law Dale, as well as numerous brothers and sisters-in-law.

Evelyn was born Evelyn Gertrude Grams on July 13, 1936 to Edward and Phyllis Grams in Lang, SK. She was their third child and the first daughter. She spent her childhood years living on the farm, helping to tend to the house, the garden and her younger siblings. In the mid-1950s, she moved off the farm to Regina and started working, where she met her beloved husband Jim in 1958. One year later, Evelyn and Jim were married and they enjoyed many years together building a life. Evelyn always cherished spending time with family, loved travelling to new and familiar places on bus tours, and strongly valued her relationship with the Lord. Towards the end, Evelyn was diagnosed with dementia, and though she was robbed of her physicality she retained her sense of humour, fashion and love of her family.

Per Evelyn’s wishes, a Memorial Service will be held at IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 20 Rocky Mountain Blvd. West, Lethbridge, AB on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Richard Williams officiating.

In lieu of flowers and in memory of Evelyn, donations may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Evelyn will be deeply missed by Jim and their family, and by all else who knew her.

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

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