By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on February 19, 2014.
1950 ~ 2014
Mr. Bill Clarke of Lethbridge, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at the age of 63 years. Bill is survived by his son Michael Clarke, daughter Marina Crego, Son in-law Scott Crego; his 3 Grandchildren Alexis, Rylee, and Nolan Crego; and siblings, Dan (Dianne), Colleen Meier (Jim Gage), Rick, Jim (Cathy), Neeta, Neela (Rick Arseneall), Kathy (Bert Patriquin), Steve (Heather). He was predeceased by parents William & Dorothy Clarke, brother Cameron, and sister Sharon Tymensen. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, February 28, 2014 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th Street South, Lethbridge with Deacon Ray Wagner. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.
CEASER COPPIETERS JR.
1936 Â 2014
With great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather on Monday, February 17, 2014 in Raymond, AB at the age of 77 years. Ceasar was born in Raymond, AB on April 30, 1936. He is survived by his loving wife Sylvia, their children Â Alan, Phillip, Karen (Greg) Van De Bennet, Sharon (deceased), Shawna (Tom Â deceased) Makin, Lynn (Gordon) Gast, Monica (deceased), Judy (Rick) Molnar. Brothers Â Richard (Ruth), Ronnie (Marsha), Gordon (Nancy), Donald. Sisters Â Cecelia (Larry Â deceased) Williams, Beverly Coppieters. He is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Friends and family are invited to a Graveside Service at Temple Hill Cemetery, Raymond, on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. The service will be followed by a gathering at the Raymond Seniors Centre, 55 East, 100 North, Raymond. A HUGE thank-you to the staff at the Raymond Health Centre for the tender and loving care given to Ceasar these three plus years. Your kindness and devotion to his needs have been beyond measure. May God bless youÅ ..Each and everyone. YOU ARE AWESOME and we love you.
1937 ~ 2014
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our mom Edna Brown of Lethbridge who passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital surrounded by her family on Monday, February 17, 2014 at the age of 76 years. Edna is lovingly remembered by her daughters Debbie (Ralph) Schrage, Pam (Dario) Colmo, Elanna (Ron) Rychliski and Monica (Jim) Neufeld; grandchildren Tyler, Braden, Rebecca, Kaylee, Ryder, and Ryan. A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00am on Friday February 21, 2014 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, AB. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Lethbridge & District Humane Society, Box 783 Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 3Z6, http://www.humanehaven.ab.ca. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.
GLADYS ELIZABETH CLAY
1920 ~ 2014
Gladys Elizabeth Clay of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Don Clay, passed away peacefully on February 14, 2014 at the age of 93 years. She is survived by her sons Larry of Regina, SK and Dale (Linda) of Nepean, ON; four grandchildren Sharon (Bill), Monica (Farrell), Adam and Amanda as well as three great-grandchildren (Madelyn, Isabelle and Roniin). She was predeceased by her husband, Don, her parents Oscar and Alice Willetts and her sister Mabel North. As a child, Gladys lived on a farm outside of Lethbridge and attended a one room school at Crystal Lake. Her parents were actively involved in the community hosting many musical evenings and card parties at their home. Gladys was taught to play the piano at age four and this began for her a lifetime of joy of music. Her sister, Mabel, was her constant companion until age 14 when she moved to Lethbridge to live with her Grandma in order to attend high school at the Lethbridge Collegiate Institute. Gladys married Don Clay on November 17, 1945. From the start, Gladys and her husband were partners. They work hand-in-hand to build their home in north Lethbridge. They loved to entertain family and friends. It was not uncommon for them to have more than twenty people for supper and cards. Throughout their 63 years of marriage, they preferred to do things together rather than apart. Faith in Christ was important for Gladys and she was a life member of St. MaryÂ¹s Anglican Church in north Lethbridge. Her Christian faith sharpened her awareness of the needs of others and she was always quick to give a helping hand of support, a word of encouragement or provide a listening ear. Gladys was very proud of her sons and their spouses as well as her four grandchildren and most recently three great-grandchildren. To them, she stressed the importance of higher education, the need for a strong work ethic, the advantage of being a team player and the importance of being loyal to family, friends and community. For the last eight years, Gladys resided at Good Samaritans Park Meadows, where she was much loved by fellow residents and staff alike. She was known for her quick sense of humor, her love of playing cards, and her non -complaining nature. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:30pm on Friday, February 21, 2014 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610, 4th Street South, Lethbridge, with Canon James Robinson officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Good SamaritanÂ¹s- Park Meadows Village, 1511, 15th Avenue North, Lethbridge, AB T1H 1W2. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.
IRENE HARTY passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday February 17, 2014 at the age of 91 years. A Funeral Service will be held at ST. AUGUSTINEÂ¹S ANGLICAN CHURCH, 411- 11 Street South, Lethbridge on Friday, February 21, 2014 at 10:30am with Canon James Robinson officiating. Interment to follow in Archmount Cemetery.
1937 ~ 2014
Mrs. Jennie Brandsma (nee Van der Linden) of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. John Brandsma, went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at the age of 76 years. A Visitation will be held from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at MARTIN BROTHERS FUNERAL CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, AB. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at TRINITY UNITED REFORMED CHURCH, 1100 – 40 Avenue North, Lethbridge, AB with Reverend W. Oord, officiating. A private family interment will take place at Mountain View Cemetery previous to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Bibles For Mission, 1004 – 1 Street Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 0B1. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.
1954 ~ 2014
Jim Harker of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Karen Harker passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 12 at the age of 59 years. Jim was mostly raised in the McNally district southeast of Lethbridge, attending nearby McNally School and then Kate Andrews High School in Coaldale. He started to work in the road construction industry in his early teens and quickly found his career path. Jim and his family started McNally Contractors in 1976 and together they worked to build the business into what it is today. Jim loved to build things, from entire subdivisions to roads to asphalt plants. He was an entrepreneur, and above all, a mentor and coach to many. Jim felt incredible pride in helping other people succeed. Castle Mountain had a special place in JimÂ¹s life. Jim and Karen started skiing there in the early 80Â¹s, and passed their passion for skiing on to Leslie, Jeff, and Karly. Jim was one of several shareholders who worked together to transition the operation of the resort from the MD to the shareholders in the mid-90Â¹s, and he was on the Castle Mountain Board of Directors for 14 years. He helped to build ski runs and both the blue and red chair lifts. Jim was fully engaged for many years in the success of Castle Mountain because of the positive impact it had on his and other families. JimÂ¹s life was centered around his family and his work. He was incredibly proud of his children, their adventures and accomplishments. When he spoke of his family, he often called himself the luckiest man in the world. We have great memories of enjoying the outdoors together, including hiking, skiing, kayaking, and just playing. We will always find JimÂ¹s spirit, love of life, and love of a job well done with his family, on job sites around Southern Alberta and on his favourite ski runs at Castle. Besides his loving wife, Jim is survived by his son, Jeff, and two daughters, Leslie (Matt Hanlon), and Karly; his mother, Verda Harker; his sister, Susan Tanner (Scott), and two brothers, David Harker (Carol-Lynn) of Lethbridge and Bill Harker (Dereka); as well as his nieces and nephews who were also very special to him. Jim was predeceased by his father, Garth Harker, one year ago in February 2013. A Come and Go Reception to celebrate JimÂ¹s life will be held from 3:30pm-6:00pm on Friday, February 21, 2014 at the Coast Hotel, 526 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge. Flowers are gratefully declined. In JimÂ¹s memory, our family is planning to participate in the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer in Calgary on August 9-10, 2014. Donations towards our fundraising goal for “Team Jim” would be greatly appreciated. All the money raised by the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer directly benefits cancer patients and their families in communities throughout the province. More information will be available at the reception service. http://www.conquercancer.ca/. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.
Larry Trevor Langager of Lethbridge, passed away at the Edith Cavell Care Centre on February 17, 2014, at the age of 63 years. A Private Family Memorial Gathering will be held at a later date.