By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on December 30, 2013.
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. Stephen was born in Lethbridge on October 13, 1977. He was an active and loving child. He enjoyed Cubs as a youngster. One of his great passions was baseball and he played on many all-star teams and LCI Rams high school teams. Another passion was being a voracious reader with a wide range of interests. As an adult, he received his business management diploma from Lethbridge Community College. He worked briefly in Calgary and then spent five years working in England. Returning from England, Stephen got his Class I Licence and took up the profession of driving, taking his trucks all over Alberta, British Columbia, and the northwestern United States for the last five years. He loved driving his “big rigs” and called it the greatest video game there was! 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.
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. Margit was born in Pilisborosjeno (Weindorf) Hungary, on October 2, 1933. Margit and family immigrated to Canada in 1956. Margit was a hard working woman who helped everyone and enjoyed spending time with family. She worked so hard, was an exceptional mother, selfless, sacrificed and denied herself so much for her children and her husband. Dad was quick to tell us that while she loved us kids all equally and as much as a mother could love, she loved him the most. Margit instilled in her children the loving and nurturing European traditions and family values that will continue to live through generations to come. Margit was always thinking about others and enjoyed life and sharing stories with her children and friends. She enjoyed gardening and her flower garden flourished under her care. She will be sadly missed and will know that her memory, love, kindness and spirit will live on through those that knew and loved her. Besides her loving and devoted husband of 60 years, Margit is survived by her 4 children and their families: Margit and Doug, Stanley and Judy, Cathy and Stewart and Monica and David, grandchildren Caylee, Brett, Madelaine, Mischa, David and Emily, and great grandchildren Ethan and Nylah. She also leaves behind several nieces and nephews and many many friends. Margit is predeceased by her parents Roza and Johann Halluk, as well as her younger brothers and sisters. A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB. on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 4:00 P.M. with Deacon Ray & Ellen Wagner officiating. 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. Margit would wish to improve the quality of life for individuals and families affected by GBS, CIDP and variants. Please make a donation in her honor at https://www.canadahelps.org/dn/7582. MargitÂ¹s family is very appreciative of the staff and CRH Intensive Care Unit for their loving care and a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Andrea Salmon who advocated for Margit.
Shirley Rutledge passed away peacefully December 27, 2013 at the age of 88 in Fort Macleod. Funeral arrangements to be announced when finalized. Flowers gratefully declined.
KATHLEEN THURBER-WALL passed away peacefully on December 24, 2013. She is survived by her son Nathaniel, mother Norma, father Tom (Doreen), brother Michael (Nuccia), special nephew Corban, her very best friend Vance, and her aunts, uncles and cousins. Following her wishes there will be no funeral. There will be a private family Memorial to be held at a later date. To honour Kathy, her wish was that people sign their organ donor card.
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 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, on Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Glenda Wert officiating.