By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on December 30, 2013.
LOUIE ALLRED, beloved wife of the late Carl Allred of Raymond, AB, passed away at the Raymond Hospital on December 26th, 2013, at the age of 90 years. She is also the loving mother of Connie Viola(LaRoy) of Medicine Hat, Gary (Alice) of Taber, Dwight (Kay) of Taber, Kathy Perret (Lorne) of Raymond, Lori Allred (Bruce Turner) of Lethbridge, 15 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren. She is also survived by Wally Duncombe, brother in law, Sylvia Oler, sister in law, and numerous nieces and nephews. Louie was predeceased by her husband Carl, sons Thomas and Wade, a great grandson Samuel, 2 brothers, 4 sisters,and her mother and father. Louie was born in Shelley Idaho and moved to Stirling AB at the age of five. She lived there until she married Carl in the Alberta temple and moved to Raymond where she lived until her passing. She was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She served in several different callings, serving as the primary chorister for years. She worked as a stay at home mother to her children, and was a fantastic cook and homemaker. She was a devoted wife to Carl and enjoyed traveling to many different places both for his business and for pleasure. Friends may meet the family at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, RAYMOND STAKE CENTRE, 2N 200 W, Raymond, AB on Wednesday, January 1st from 7:00 to 8:00 pm and Thursday from 10:00 to 10:45 am, in the Relief Society Room. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 2, 2014, at 11:00 am with Bishop Craig Palmer officiating. Interment to follow in the Temple Hill Cemetery.
1944 ~ 2013
Mrs. Grace Hart, of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. Thomas Hart, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at the age of 69 years. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am on Monday, December 30, 2013, at ST. AUGUSTINEÂ¹S ANGLICAN CHURCH, 411 Â 11th Street South, Lethbridge, with Canon James Robinson officiating. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.
KING-BROWN STEPHEN RICHARD
1977 ~ 2013
With heavy hearts, we announce the death of Stephen Richard King-Brown who left us unexpectedly just before Christmas. Stephen was the beloved son of Robert and Jenny King-Brown. Also left to mourn are his sister Shannon Campbell (Scott Walker), nephews Aiden and Ryker Campbell, grandparents Richard and Sylvia King-Brown, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Stephen was predeceased by his brother, Michael Hinchcliffe, and grandparents George and Mary Ambrose. Sadly, Stephen left us too soon on December 23, 2013. He will be forever remembered in our hearts and will live on in our memories. A memorial service will be held at 1:00pm on Monday, December 30, 2013 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th Street South, Lethbridge, with Canon Erin Philips officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Operation Eyesight, 4 Parkdale Crescent NW Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2N 3T8. 403-283-6323. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.
DONALD RICHARD (DICK) LOW, beloved husband of Elaine Stevenson Low, passed away peacefully on December 24, 2013 in Cardston, Alberta at the age of 89 years. Dick is survived by his loving wife, Elaine, their six children and spouses, Donald and Susan Low, Gary and Wendie Low, Cathy and John Swendsen, Gordon and Laurie Low, Murray and Nadine Low and Carolyn and Coy Beaton, his sister Helen Usevitch and his brother and his wife, John and Coleen Low, 25 grandchildren and their spouses, 40 great grandchildren and many cousins, in-laws, nieces and nephews. Dick was a man devoted to his wife, Elaine, and to his children, to his profession, to his church and to God. He was an outdoorsman and a musician. He is known for his wonderful sense of humour and his friendly and caring way. He was admired by and touched the lives of his family and his many friends and acquaintances. Dick was born in Cardston, Alberta on October 17, 1924 with his twin brother, Bob, to Joseph Smith Low and Margaret Newton, the second of five children. His father, Joe Low, was a rancher and Ford dealer through the depression and as a youth Dick experienced the demands and rigours of his fatherÂ¹s ranching and automobile businesses. His early adult years were characterized by his education at the University of Alberta as a civil engineer, his military service in the Royal Canadian Engineers near the end of WW2, and his service as a Maori missionary in New Zealand for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he learned their language and came to love the Maori people. Dick loved to sing, had excellent pitch, and traveled southern Alberta to sing in a barbershop quartet, the Temple City Four. Dick and Elaine were married in 1951 in the Cardston temple. In 1957, Dick moved his young family to Calgary to work as a civil engineer, eventually becoming a partner in the firm, Strong Lamb and Nelson (acquired by Stantec), where he planned and managed the development of several subdivisions in Calgary and communities in Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan. In 1977, Dick moved to Lethbridge, where he planned and supervised the construction of irrigation and water projects in southern Alberta with the engineering firm Underwood McLellan (UMA). He and Elaine moved back to Cardston in 2002. Dick was a keen outdoorsman, and was active throughout his life in hiking, mountain climbing, biking, and downhill, water and cross country skiing. He was both scout leader and involved in scouting for much of his life. Dick was dedicated to his church, and served as a missionary, a teacher, a bishop and in many other leadership capacities throughout his life. In 1991 he served his second mission to New Zealand, this time with Elaine. He was also a member and former president of the Rotary Club in Cardston. Dick was predeceased by his sister, Elizabeth Stubbs, his twin brother Bob and his grand-daughter Emily. He was a remarkable man who was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by family, friends, and the caring staff at his Lee Crest home. The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Temple Street Chapel, 355 – 3rd Street West in Cardston, on Monday, December 30th, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Friends may meet the family from 1:00 to 1:45 pm prior to the service. Interment in the Cardston Cemetery. Email your condolences to: firstname.lastname@example.org
DONNA LEE MAASAKKERS of Magrath, AB., passed away suddenly at home on Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at the age of 65 years. A Graveside Service will be held at the MAGRATH CEMETERY (south of Magrath on the west side of Highway 62 and off of the Golf Course road), on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Brian Amison officiating.
MARGARET “PEGGY” CHRISTINE MCDONALD, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Saturday, December 28th, 2013. At the request of the deceased, there will be no funeral service.
MARGIT RACH of Coaldale, beloved wife and forever sweetheart and Sonnschein, of 60 years, to Stan, passed away peacefully with family at her side, on December 26, 2013 at the age of 80. A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at ST. AMBROSE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1513 – 23rd Avenue, Coaldale, AB. on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Thomas Vadassery Celebrating.
1943 ~ 2013
Mrs. Ruth Olsen of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. Gordon Olsen passed away on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at the Chinook Regional Hospital at the age of 70 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.
VAN DER LEE
MR. HARMEN VAN DER LEE, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, December 24th, 2013 at the age of 66 years. He is the loving father of Karen van der Lee of Calgary, Diane (Shawn) Henderson of Lethbridge and the proud grandfather of Alisha & Jayden Henderson and Therin & Delaney Mody. He is also survived by his father Harmen van der Lee Sr. and brothers and sisters Richard (Maria) van der Lee; Edith (Fred) Wolbert; Christopher (Hanna) van der Lee; Valerie (Raeburn) Temple; Peter (Joyce) van der Lee; Joan (Mike) Bley; Harriet Taylor; Greg van der Lee and the Bird family, many nieces and nephews as well as many extended family members. He was predeceased by his loving mother Christine van der Lee. Harmen’s first love and devotion was to God, as well his unconditional love he had for his family. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at the OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB. on Monday, December 30th, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. with Father Nathan Siray celebrating. Interment will follow at MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Harmen’s name to the ALS society of Alberta, #250, 4723 – 1 Street SW Calgary, AB Canada T2G 4Y8 or at http://www.alsab.ca
VAN DER ZEE, JAMES (JIM) H.
July 7, 1941 – December 26, 2013
Beloved husband of Joan, cherished father of Jim & Paula – grandsons Noel, Cale, Sean, Jeff & Riza, Jodi & Greg – grandson Matthew. There will be no formal funeral as per JimÂ¹s request. Cremation, interment at a later date.
ROBERT “WARREN” WADSWORTH, beloved husband of Donna Wadsworth of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Care Centre Palliative Care Unit, on Friday, December 27th, 2013 at the age of 81 years. He is the loving father of daughters Bonnie (Ray) of Surrey, B.C. and Maureen (Larry) of Calgary, stepson Rick (Tammy) of Sherwood Park, grandchildren; Steven (Tina) of Vancouver, B.C., Michael (Katie) of Port Moody, B.C., Shane and Selena of Calgary, and great-grandchildren Brendan, Mira, Sienna and Livia. A Memorial Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 – Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta, on Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Glenda Wert officiating.
1980 – 2013
Garth Ryan Jensen, beloved son of Garth and Barbara Jensen of Stirling, passed away in Edmonton on Monday, December 23, 2013 at the age of 33 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 413 – 3 Street, Stirling on Thursday, January 2, 2014 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. and also at the church prior to the funeral service on Friday, January 3, 2014 between 1:00 P.M. and 1:40 P.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 413 – 3 Street, Stirling on Friday, January 3, 2014 at
2:00 P.M. with Bishop Lamar Wilde conducting. Burial to follow at the Stirling Cemetery. 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.