September 26th, 2016

Saturday July 18, 2015


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on July 20, 2015.

PATRICIA “PAT” CHARTRAND
Sept 26, 1932 – July 16, 2015
Patricia “Pat” Chartrand passed away peacefully at Chinook Regional Hospital surrounded by the love of her family. She was born to Andrew and Hazel McLachlan on the family farm east of Coutts, AB where she was raised. She went to live with Hugh and Jo in Trail, BC during high school and then returned to Coutts where she married Clifford Larson and they raised their 5 children. Pat was very involved in sports. Over the years she enjoyed baseball, bowling, basketball, golf and even helped at the CouttsGrass Rodeo. Pat was a hard worker and held many different jobs over the years. She enjoyed managing the El Coyote Inn and made many friends there and also met her husband John. The two were married in August of 1982. They went on to manage the A1 truckstop for a time and shared their lives together for 25 years before his passing. Patricia loved working in the yard and was an incredible gardener. She took pride in her home and created a space where everyone felt welcome. She loved spending time with her family. After John’s passing, she lived with daughter Sharla, with whom she was especially close.
Patricia will be greatly missed by her family, siblings and many friends and relatives. She will be remembered for her strength, integrity, honesty, stubborn determination and sense of humor. We will miss the times spent around her table playing cards, eating, drinking and just talking for hours. Most of all we will miss her loving heart and open arms.
She is survived by her sons, Riley (Val) Larson and their children Cody and Layne; Patrick (Sarah) Larson and their children D.J., Braden, Randal and his children Jordynn and Wyatt; Barry (Janis) Larson and their children Amanda (Michael) and their daughter Huxley, Cyrene and Dylan; and her daughter Sharla (Michael) Larson. Pat is also survived by her stepchildren, Bonnie-Jean (Doug) Bolton and their children, Cheyanne and John; Denise (Tim) Moroney and their daughter Meghan; Lisa (Garry) Thompson and their children, David (Jennifer) and their children Zolten and Dante; Brian, Matthew, and Sarah as well as Cathy’s children, Erin (Tom); Stacie (Keith) and their children Katie and Kierstin; Katie (Mark) and their children, Alyssa and Aiden.
Pat is also survived by her sisters, Lillian Dangerfield, Mavis (Dick) Botter, Betty Ostby and sisters in law, Irene McLachlan, Sheila McLachlan, Josephine McLachlan, brother Ian McLachlan and numerous nieces, nephews and their families.
Pat was predeceased by husband John, daughter Pauline, brothers Archie, Jim, Hugh and Andrew, her sister Janet, and step-daughter Cathy.
A celebration of Pat’s life will be held at the Coutts Civic Center on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family would greatly appreciate donations to the Milk River Health Center in her memory at 517 Center Ave, NE Milk River, T0K 0B1.
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Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1 Telephone ~ (403) 381-7777
Fax ~ (403)381-3128 Toll Free ~ 1(888)381-7778 care@cornerstonefh.ca


 Wendall Drisdale
1926 – 2015
Mr. Wendall Drisdale of Strathmore, beloved husband of Mrs. Isabell Drisdale, passed away on Thursday, July 16, 2015, at the age of 89 years.
He was born in Westville, Nova Scotia, then moved to Saskatchewan where he spent his earlier years. He moved to Lethbridge, Alberta, which he has called home for the last three decades.
Besides his loving wife of 62 years, Wendall is survived by his daughter Judy (Dave) Collier of Strathmore, AB; son Randie Drisdale of Lethbridge, AB; and grandchildren Dan & Kari Collier of Strathmore, AB.
A private family Graveside Service will be held.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta Box 2211,
Lethbridge, AB, T1J 4K7)
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.

 EAGLE CHILD
CALVIN EAGLE CHILD
, passed away surrounded by his family at the Peter Lougheed Hospital, Calgary, AB on Thursday, July16, 2015 at the age of 48 years.Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.
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Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematorium 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South
Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1 Telephone ~ (403) 381-7777
Fax ~ (403)381-3128 Toll Free ~ 1(888)381-7778 care@cornerstonefh.ca


 FINLEY

MELBA LEILA (LAMB) FINLEY, beloved wife of the late J. Ray Finley, beloved mother of Carol Diane Mathes, and Brian Ray Finley, passed away in Lethbridge on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at the age of 99 years.
Leila Finley was born November 5,1915 in Raymond, AB, the sixth of seven children, to Charles and Eldora Lamb.
She leaves to cherish her memory two children: Carol (Ron) Mathes and Brian Finley; four grandchildren: Renee (Steve) Pease, David (Amanda) Levesey, Caitlyn Finley and Jane Finley; two great grandchildren: Lauren Leila Pease and Aidan Steven Pease.
Mom was predeceased by her beloved husband J. Ray Finley, both her parents, and all of her siblings: Floyd Lamb, Dean (Irene) Lamb, Kathryn (Dewey) Ernshaw, Norma (Bill) Minshull, Inez (Orvin) Hicken, Marie (Grant) Smith.
After completing high school in Raymond, Mom went to Salt Lake City to train as a stenographer, which eventually led to a steno position at the new Sugar Factory in Picture Butte, where she met the love of her life, J. Ray Finley. They married in 1940 in Lethbridge and settled in Picture Butte. The family grew by one in 1944 when Carol Diane came along, followed two years later by little brother Brian Ray.
Mom stayed and worked at home until both kids were in school and then returned to the Sugar Factory for a few years. She then joined the Bank of Nova Scotia and was there for over 20 years.
Following Ray’s retirement from the Sugar Factory in 1980 (coincidentally the same year the factory closed), they moved into Lethbridge.
Mom became a happy grandmother first in 1969 with the birth of Carol’s daughter Renee, followed five years later with little brother David Ray. Nana became a grandmother again in 1991 with the birth of Brian’s daughter Caitlyn Renee, followed in 1996 with little sister Jane Ray. Mom welcomed great grandkids Lauren Leila Pease in 2004 and Aidan Steven Pease in 2008, Renee’s two children.
Mom and Dad enjoyed their retirement years in Lethbridge, making new friends and visiting kids and grandkids. After Dad’s passing in 1994, Mom moved “uptown” to a seniors’ high-rise, where she cooked full and well-balanced meals for herself. The family used to joke that “Mom was into health food before health food was cool”. Mom moved into Columbia House Assisted Living in 2010 after her pelvic fracture, and got around very well with her walker. She made many new friends there and socialized with them right up until her broken arm and hospitalization.
Thank-you to Dr. Gillis and the wonderful, dedicated nursing staff on 3C at Chinook Regional.
Mom will always be remembered with love for her kind, gentle way, her outstanding baking and love of family.
The Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, COPPERWOOD CHAPEL, 9 Keystone Terrace West, Lethbridge. Friends may meet the family from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice.


 GOODFELLOW
On Monday, July 13th, 2015, 11 days short of her 91st birthday, SHIRLEY MAY GOODFELLOW passed away peacefully in the Chinook Regional Hospital surrounded with the love of her three daughters, Sharon, JoAnn, Kelly and granddaughter Stephanie.
The Funeral Service will be held at KNOX UNITED CHURCH, 4929 – 50th Avenue, Taber on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. with Reverend Bob Wallace officiating. Interment to follow at the Taber Memorial Gardens.

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Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematorium 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South
Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1 Telephone ~ (403) 381-7777
Fax ~ (403)381-3128 Toll Free ~ 1(888)381-7778 care@cornerstonefh.ca


MAHON
RICHARD “RICK” MAHON,
beloved husband of Florence of Lethbridge, passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit, on Thursday, July 9, 2015 at the age of 83 years.
A Celebration of Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on
Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. See Wednesday, July 22 for more details.
Honoured to Serve
Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematorium 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South
Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1 Telephone ~ (403) 381-7777
Fax ~ (403)381-3128 Toll Free ~ 1(888)381-7778 care@cornerstonefh.ca


 Janice “Billy” Salomons
(nee Loader)
It is with profound sadness the family announce the passing of Billy Salomons on Sunday, July 12th, 2015. She will be dearly missed by her husband John; her children Lisa Blais (Chris), Paul Salomons (Amy), Peter Salomons (Lindsay), Teresa Chambers (Brad) and Coralee Salomons, her brother John Loader (Amy), her beloved grandchildren, nieces, family members and her many dear friends.
Billy faced her battle with cancer with courage and grace and never let her diagnosis stop her from loving and living life to its fullest. During her final days she was surrounded by many of her loved ones and friends and she passed away with her husband and soulmate by her side.
Billy will be remembered as the “love and sunshine” in many of our lives and will be dearly missed.
A celebration of Billy’s life will take place with family and friends on August 22nd, 2015. Those wishing to make a memorial donation in honour of Billy can make one to the: Canadian Cancer Society, 19 – 9th Avenue South, Cranbrook, British Columbia, V1C 2L9 or a charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to
McPherson Funeral Service.
Condolences for the family can be offered at: http://www.mcphersonfh.com

 Dr. Bernard Stillwell
1929 – 201
“Now cracks a noble heart”. Dr. John Bernard Stillwell, who died peacefully in his 87th year on July 10, 2015, was a man of compassion, many interests, and great determination, beloved by his family, friends and the patients he served for over forty years.
Bernard was born on the 31st of March, 1929 near Leeds, Yorkshire, England. He was educated at Bristol Grammar Prep School and Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, Hertfortshire. Captivated by the ocean from a young age, he spent two and a half years serving with 45 Commando Royal Marines in Malta, Palestine, North Africa and Jordan. The allure of exploring new places and ideas never left him.
Following his National Service, he qualified as a doctor, studying first at Queen Mary College, University of London, and then at the Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel. It was here that he met his wife-to-be, Frances, a midwife and nurse. Bernard loved to tell the story of how he met her while delivering a baby under her watchful gaze. They were married in 1956.
In March 1959, with their eldest daughter, the young family immigrated to Canada, sailing across the Atlantic Ocean to Halifax. From Halifax they journeyed westward by train, finally crossing the snow-covered prairies to Alberta. Bernard practised medicine first in Coaldale before moving to the Campbell Clinic in Lethbridge in 1961, where he remained until his retirement in 1995. Throughout his forty years of practice, he was trusted by his patients and respected by his colleagues. When speaking of his vocation, he always referred to ‘looking after’ and ‘taking care’ of people.
Bernard’s interests took him on many journeys, inward and outward. A man of perpetual curiosity, he enjoyed photography, cross country skiing, reading, poetry,swimming, and sailing at St Mary’s Sailing Club, where the family were longtime members. He loved experiencing new places with Frances, with whom he enjoyed several wonderful trips abroad. He was also a longstanding member of St. Augustine’s Anglican Church, where he served two terms on vestry and was involved with Stephen Ministry.
Bernard was the dearly beloved husband of Frances, father and father-in-law to Alison and husband Greg Wirch, Elizabeth and husband David Stewart, Andrew and his wife Denise, and Vivian and her husband Rick Torres, as well as to adopted daughter Hazel and her husband Davidson, living in Dominica, West Indies. His grandchildren include Laura (and husband Andrew Gillott), Julia, Greg, Claire, Sophie, Liam, Aidan, Tourné, Eliska (and husband Shawn), as well as great grandchildren Julien and Kilani.
Bernard was predeceased by his parents Alfred and Edith, and older sister Joan.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm on Monday, July 27, 2015 at ST. AUGUSTINE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, 411-11 Street South, Lethbridge, AB.
In lieu of flowers, and if desired, memorial donations may be made to Doctors Without Borders, 720 Spadina Avenue, Suite 402 Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 2T9, Christian Blind Mission, 3844 Stouffville Road, PO Box 800 Stouffville ON L4A 7Z9, or St Michael’s Foundation – Palliative Care, 1400 9 Ave South, Lethbridge AB T1J 4V5.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.

 WRIGHT
FRANCIS G. J. WRIGHT, beloved husband of Elaine Wright of Lethbridge, passed away in his sleep on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at the age of 87 years.
Francis is survived by his children, Donna (Ron) Siemens and their children Tim (Kelly) and Shana (Rick); Roberta (Jim) Corey and their children Jennifer, Kevin (Vanessa) and Brad (Joanna); Lyle and his children Breeze and Brenton; Don and his son DJ, along with 12 great-grandchildren, 3 sisters, 2 brothers, 2 sisters-in law and numerous nieces and nephews.
Francis was predeceased by his parents John and Agnes Wright, 2 sisters and 2 brothers. Dad was born in Lethbridge on December 24 1927, the third of ten children to John and Agnes Wright. He started his lengthy sports career at a very early age. Dad was a multi-talented athlete who shone in many sports, most notably boxing, hockey and fastball. He was a recipient of the Lethbridge Sports Hall of Fame Award in 1991 (Team) and 1993 (Athlete).
Dad started driving school bus in 1946 at the age of 18 and he drove the bus in the Sunnyside area for 43 years. Dad lived and farmed in the Eight Mile Lake district for 61 years. During this time he served two terms as a County of Lethbridge councilor. His love of antique cars led to the restoring of many vehicles over the years with Elaine in the shop as his helper. This led to being a longtime member of the Lethbridge Antique Car Club.
Thank you to the staff at St Therese for their wonderful care and occasionally filling in as his dance partner. 
A private family service will be held at a later date
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Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1 Telephone ~ (403) 381-7777
Fax ~ (403)381-3128 Toll Free ~ 1(888)381-7778 care@cornerstonefh.ca


 EVES
ROSS THOMAS EVES
, beloved husband of Florence “Bunny” Eves of Milk River, Alberta, passed away at the Milk River Health Center, on Thursday, July 16, 2015 at the age of 73 years.
Besides his loving wife, he is survived by his daughter, Jodee Eves (Bruce Gabriel) of Mission, B.C., grandchildren Jenelle (Dustin) Quast and Cody Eves and great-grandson Keane Quast. Ross is also remembered by his siblings Sharon Erickson of Lethbridge, AB., Beth (Dale) Leffingwell of Lethbridge, AB., Jolaine (Doug) Toms of Calgary, AB., Debbie (Bret) Hierath of Edson, AB., Doug Eves of Onoway, AB., Lanai (Ron) Schambers of Lethbridge, AB., sister-in-law Johanne (Pat) Lund of Taber, AB., as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Ross is also survived by his companion Liz Boreau.
He was predeceased by his son Don Eves, brother-in-law Russ Erickson and parents, Beulah Eves and Douglas Eves.
Ross grew up and attended school in Milk River, Alberta. His work took him to many locations throughout Alberta, finally settling in Kelowna, B.C. for 20 years as a compressor technician. His retirement brought him back to Milk River, where he resided in his family home and was reacquainted with old friends and family. In his retirement Ross enjoyed camping, golfing, travelling and tinkering with electronics, cars and old clocks. Ross treasured all family get-togethers and was especially excited about the birth of his great grandson. Ross was a very caring and loving man who will be missed by all who knew him.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Graveside Service that will be held at the MILK RIVER CEMETERY, Milk River, Alberta, on Monday, July 20th, 2015 at 2:00 P.M.
In memory of Ross, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317 – 10th Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 2M7 or the Alzheimer Society, 740 – 4th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 0N9.
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Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematorium 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South
Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1 Telephone ~ (403) 381-7777
Fax ~ (403)381-3128 Toll Free ~ 1(888)381-7778 care@cornerstonefh.ca
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Linda Olfert
1963 – 2015
Linda Marie Olfert, beloved wife of Ernest Olfert of Hays, passed away in Taber on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at the age of 52 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Sunday, July 19, 2015 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at the Vauxhall Mennonite Brethren Church, 320 – 9 Street North, Vauxhall on Monday, July 20, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. Burial to follow at the Vauxhall Mennonite Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Linda is survived by her husband Ernest Olfert; sons Jonathan and Kaleb Olfert; father and step mother Ralph (Polly) Eilers; brothers Dan (Allyn) Eilers of California and their children Evangeline and Julie; Tom (Elisabeth) Eilers of California and their children Teresa and Luke; step sisters Paula Ewing and Susan Stringer both of Texas. She is also survived by her mother-in-law Katharina Olfert; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law E. Katharine (Howard) Rymes, Tom (Esther) Olfert, Shirley (Jerry) Vanderveen, Sandra (Herb) Maekelburger as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her infant daughter Ruthie; mother Marie Eilers and father-in-law Abram Olfert.
Linda was born July 5, 1963 in St. Helens, Oregon to Ralph and Marie Eilers. She grew up with her loving family in southern California. At age three, Linda began playing piano, later becoming an accomplished pianist. At age sixteen, Linda lost her mother to cancer which impacted her life for many years. After obtaining a volleyball scholarship, she graduated with a bachelor of nursing. She worked in the IT department for the American Forces hospital in Germany. From 1995 – 1996 she served on a mission team in southern Russia, where she met the love of her life. Shortly after, Linda completed a masters degree in Missions at Trinity College, Chicago. On July 11, 1998 Ernie and Linda were married in San Diego. They moved to Hays where they had their children, Jonathan and Kaleb. Linda loved her boys deeply and was a devoted mother to them always. She home schooled them and taught piano lessons to many local children. Linda was highly motivated by her faith in the Lord. Her faith remained strong throughout her long four and a half year struggle with cancer. Linda retained a tender and beautiful spirit until the end of her earthly journey. She is now in heaven, healed and rejoicing with her heavenly Father.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Linda’s memory may be made for her sons Jonathan and Kaleb by contacting E. Olfert by phone at (403) 725-0007, email eolfert@telus.net or c/o Box 40, Hays, Alberta T0K 1B0.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.
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Joyce Holman
1936 – 2015
Jessie Ferguson Holman, beloved wife of the late Lenard Holman, passed away in Taber on Thursday, July 16, 2015 at the age of 78 years.
The Funeral Service will be held at the Evangelical Free Church, 5431 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. Bullial will follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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Dan Laurie
1934 – 2015
On Wednesday, July 15, 2015, Charles Daniel Laurie of Edmonton, passed away peacefully with his family by his side at the age of 80 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family in the Relief Society Room at the church prior to the funeral service on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 between 12:00 P.M. and 12:40 P.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Taber Stake Centre, 4709 – 50 Avenue, Taber on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Dan will be lovingly remembered by his wife of sixty one years, Pauline; children Larry (Gillian) Laurie of Spruce Grove, Denise Sawyer of Vernon, B.C., Danny (Mary) Laurie of Edmonton, Dennis Laurie of Edmonton, Sherry (Ken) Genest of Calgary, Jessie Laurie (Tim Hladik) of Calgary, Jim Laurie of Edmonton, Scott (Benny) Laurie of Edmonton; son-in-law Kevan Sawyer, daughters-in-law Tracey Laurie and Jassy Laurie; thirty three grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, sister Alice Saunders, sister-in-law Bev Laurie as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
He was predeceased by his parents James and Jessie Laurie, brothers Bill, George, Bob and Gordie Laurie; sisters Gertie Waddell, Jeanie Peterson and Marion Laurie; brothers-in-law Allard Waddell, Eddie Peterson and Gordon Saunders; sisters-in-law Nora, Arlie and Ruth Laurie.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Dan’s name may be made directly to the Alzheimer’s Society of Alberta, #402, 740 – 4 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 0N9.
A heartfelt thank you to the kind and caring staff at the Edmonton General Hospital, Unit 10Y. “Forget Me Not Gardens”.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.



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