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By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on May 27, 2015.

JUNE BECKNER went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on May 23, 2015 at the age of 90. June leaves to mourn; her daughters Bettie Orchard, Bonnie (Tom) Bateman, daughter-in-law Sandra Beckner Pizzingilli (Lou), 7 grandchildren, 16 great -grandchildren, 1 great great grandson, 4 brothers. Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home Ltd.
703-13 Street North
Lethbridge, AB T1H 2T2
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June was predeceased by Everett (Tom), her husband of 64 years, son Cliff, her parents and 2 sisters. A Memorial Service will be held at the MILO COMMUNITY HALL at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday May 28, 2015 In lieu of flowers, tributes in June’s memory can be made to missionaries, Brian and Mary Cummins at David & Jonathan Inc. 2115-5 Avenue NW Calgary AB T2N 0S6 or Parkinson Alberta 1254-3 Avenue S Lethbridge AB T1J 0J9.

Harold “Lorne” Hall
1917 – 2015
Mr. Harold “Lorne” Hall of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Kaye Hall, passed away on May 21, 2015 at the age of 97 years.
A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. Interment to follow in the Mountain View Cemetery.
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Thomas “Rick” Richard Kehoe beloved husband of Beatrice Little Mustache passed away peacefully at the Pincher Creek Health Centre on May 25, 2015 at the age of 61 years. Besides his wife Beatrice, Rick will be lovingly remembered by his mother Billie Kroeskamp, brother Kevin (Julie) Kehoe, daughters Chasity (Roger), McKenzie (Tyler) and Brittny (Rodney) and granddaughters Lexy and Ila; blended children Shawn (Heather), Edna, Rodney, Gina, Buffy and numerous grandchildren. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel of Eden’s Funeral Home, Fort MacLeod, on Friday, May 29, 2015 at 2:00 pm. Memorial donations in Rick’s name may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation (1331 29th Street NW, Calgary, T2N 4N2).
Eden’s Funeral Home and Crematorium
2424 – 5 Avenue
Fort Macleod, AB
Phone: 403-553-3772

 Harvey (Gan Men) Lee
1920 – 2015
HARVEY (GAN MEN) LEE passed away peacefully at home on May 21st at the age of 94.
Survived by his loving wife Ruth; his children Carol (Don) Haavardsrud Pincher Creek; Ronald (Lucie) Lee Calgary; Candace (Randy) Dueck Lethbridge and his grandchildren; Craig (Cheryne), Paul (Allison) Haavardsrud, Gabrielle Lee, Elijah Dueck; sister Margaret Mah, Red Deer as well as numerous nieces & nephews and their families.
Pre-deceased by his brothers Jimmy & Jack Lee and his sisters Jeah Mah & Betty Sanders.
Harvey’s dad Lee Duck, established Lee Duck Dry Cleaners in 1914. When he retired, LD passed the business onto his three sons Jimmy, Harvey & Jack, who became co-owners. Dad’s favourite past times were fishing, hunting, cooking and gardening.
Harvey almost drowned 60 years ago while fishing and his brother Jack saved his life. Dad decided the next day to join the YMCA and learn how to swim. It was there he discovered a passion for weightlifting with coach Gordie Kay. Sam McGee was his racquetball friend. When Sam and dad turned 88, the YMCA honoured them with a lifetime membership. In return they posed for an ad in the LA Herald that said “you’re never too old to join”.
The only time dad skipped his weekly trip to the Y, was when his favourite team, the Toronto Blue Jays, were playing ball on TV.
A Celebration of his Life will be held on Saturday May 30 at Anton’s Lethbridge Lodge Hotel at 1:00 pm.
Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign (515 Stafford Dr. S. Lethbridge AB T1J 2L3).
“Life and death are one thread, the same line viewed from different sides”
-Lao Tzu
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ROBERT “BOB” JOHNSON PINKERTON, 78, passed away May 22, 2015.
Bob had a passion for living, innovative thinking and meeting new challenges. He’s known to some as having built the first California style hot rod in Lethbridge and as an accomplished stock car racer. Beginning his career as a licensed heavy duty diesel mechanic, he pioneered most of his knowledge and experience overseas within the offshore refinement industry which allowed him (and family) to live and travel abroad. Bob was a man of many skills who loved to work and was later known as the idea guy in his handyman business that he loved. His word and reputation meant everything to him, he took pride in a job well done and in helping others.
Bob was predeceased by his mother and father Fred and Cath Pinkerton. He is survived by his children Robina Gaskell, Robert Pinkerton Jr, Sabrina (Jeff) Lolacher. Grandchildren Jay & April Gaskell, Reese Neil, great granddaughter Taylor Gaskell, sister Maureen Jackson and brother Mervin Pinkerton.
The family is forever grateful to his dedicated physician (guardian angel) Dr. Carmen Benkoczi. Special thanks to Allison and Dr. Westhauser from the Legacy Medical Clinic.
A Private Family Graveside Service will be held.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made in dad’s honour to the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation, P.O. Box 2211, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 4K7, who he diligently canvassed for every year.
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Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematorium 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South
Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1 Telephone ~ (403) 381-7777
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October 10,1960 – May 23, 2015
Donna Marie Seibel passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Saturday, May 23rd. She was an exceptional woman loved by everyone who knew her. She is survived by the love of her life, her husband, Cary, and daughters Carly (Chris Goruk) and Andrea. She is also lovingly remembered by her parents George and Rose Jarokosky, her siblings; Deanna (Tim) Harrison, Mike (Bonnie) Jarokosky, Lori (Brian) Hamilton, Joanne (Darren) Unger, Darren (Marie) Seibel, Duane (Michelle) Seibel and many nieces and nephews. Donna is also survived by countless friends who she was happy to call her family.
Any role Donna took on, she was the world’s best, whether it was mother, daughter, sister, wife or friend. She was well known and loved for her smiling face as a cashier and bakery clerk at Safeway. Donna will be greatly missed by all.
Donna’s body may have given up the fight, but she never did. She was a strong, compassionate, caring, and generous woman. The family wishes to thank all of the people involved in helping Donna with this battle. She had an endless amount of doctors and nurses in both Calgary and Lethbridge who took excellent care of her.
A Celebration of Donna’s Life will be held at the ROCKY MOUNTAIN TURF CLUB (Grandstand, 3rd Floor, Centennial Room) – 3401 Parkside Drive South, Lethbridge, AB. on
Friday, May 29, 2015 from 5:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. with a service commencing at 6:00 P.M.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes to send Donations in Donna’s name directed to Cancer research to either the Tom Baker Cancer Center: 1331 29 Street Northwest, Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 or to the Jack Ady Cancer Center: 960 19 St S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 1W5, where Donna was taken care of these last five years.
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

MR. ERWIN EDWARD THIESSEN, beloved husband of Mrs. Mildred Thiessen, of Coutts, Alberta, passed away at the Milk River Health Centre on Sunday, May 24, 2015 at the age of 87 years.
Funeral arrangements to be announced once completed

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

ELMER E. WILDE passed away in Raymond on Sunday, May 24, 2015 at the age of 94 years, beloved husband of Beth Wilde.
He is also survived by his sons: Dexter (Lourdes) Wilde, Darwin (Susan) Wilde, Cameron (Wendy) Wilde; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; brother Warren Wilde, and sister Inez Gibb.
Elmer loved farming and was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Friends may meet the family on Wednesday May 27 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the LDS Welling Chapel.
The Interment will be held at the Cardston Cemetery on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.
The Funeral Service will follow at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, WELLING CHAPEL, with Bishop Randy Wilde officiating.
Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home Ltd.
703-13 Street North
Lethbridge, AB T1H 2T2
Phone: (403) 382-3601
Fax: (403) 320-1492
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Dirk Wever
1943 – 2015
Dirk Wever, beloved husband of Annamarie Wever, passed away in Taber on Friday, May 22, 2015 at the age of 71 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate Dirk’s life with the family at the Heritage Inn, 4830 – 46 Avenue, Taber on Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at
Besides his loving wife, he is survived by his two children, Martien (Vanessa) Wever of Granum and Diana (Jason) Mahortoff of Vernon, British Columbia; five grandchildren Sara (Jacey), Austin, Nolan, Abby and Katie and two great-grandchildren Hunter and Kashin. Dirk is also survived by nine siblings and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents Jacob and Catharina Wever and his brothers Mike and John Wever.
Dirk was born on July 19, 1943 in the Netherlands and the family immigrated to Canada in 1953. He met and married his wife, Annamarie, in 1971 while in the Netherlands. Dirk and Annamarie eventually settled in Taber, where he worked at the Taber Hospital for twenty three years until his retirement in 2008.
Dirk had many passions in his life, but his three main ones were his family, gardening and coins. During the summer, it was rare for anyone to leave the house without an armful of vegetables and his flower gardens would often cause people to stop and comment. For over twenty five years he ran a small coin business called The Coin Place and he was a fixture at the Lethbridge Farmer’s Market for twenty three years. He will be dearly missed by his family and the many friends he made over the years.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Dirk’s name may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317 – 10 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 2M7.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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