By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on February 20, 2014.
1949 ~ 2014
Alan James Vigh passed away February 19, 2014 after a short illness, beloved husband of Carol. Besides his loving wife, he leaves to mourn his Aunt Julie and Uncle Jack; also Bill and Norma of Ontario. Alan had a passion for horses and fishing. A private family service will be held. Flowers are gratefully declined. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.
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.
Fenton Boyd Blair passed away on Friday, February 14, 2014, at the age of 100 years, beloved husband of Mattie for over 75 years. He leaves to cherish his memory his daughter, Pat (Stan) Bohnet; daughter-in-law, Connie Blair; five grandchildren, Jim (Marilyn), Scott (Rose), Kelly (Robert), Barb (Curt) and Blair; several great grandchildren, one great great grandchild, two nieces and one nephew. He was predeceased by his parents, Ida Maud (Boyd) and William Alexander Blair; his son Bill Blair, his brother Russel (Nellie) Blair; sister-in-law, Grace (George) Jessop and one great granddaughter Kimberly Blair. Fenton was born and raised in Granum and attended Olds School of Agriculture where he met Mattie and knew she was the one! They married December 3, 1935, and spent the next 68 years ranching and farming in Granum before moving to Medicine Hat in 2003. They both enjoyed riding their horses in parades, cattle drives and the Seniors Rodeo; travelling to various locations around the world. Camping and visiting with friends and family were cherished events. Thank you to all who helped in his care. We greatly appreciate everything that was done for him. A “Celebration of Life” tea will be held on April 26, 2014 in the Granum United Church from 1:30 – 4:00 p.m. Those who wish to remember Fenton with a donation may do so to the Granum United Church Box 176, Branum, Alberta T0L 1A0. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: firstname.lastname@example.org subject heading: Fenton Blair, or you may visit http://www.pattisonfuneralhome.com and leave a message of condolence. Arrangements are by the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM 540 South Railway St. SE, Medicine Hat T1A 2V6. Please call 1-866-526-2214 for further information.
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.
1924 ~ 2014
Dena Lorraine Marino passed peacefully on February 19, 2014 at St. MichaelÂ¹s Lethbridge, at the age of 89 years. A celebration of her life will be announced when completed. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.
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.
Hyslip, Amond Hazen, of Vulcan, beloved husband of Mary, passed away at the Vulcan Community Health Centre February 16, 2014 at the age of 84 years. Celebration of Life will be held February 21, 2014 at 2 pm at Vulcan United Church with Rev. Gordon Cranch officiating. Inurnment Vulcan Cemetery. Tributes in AmondÂ¹s memory can be made to either the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation c/o Vulcan Kinsmen, Box 248 Vulcan, AB T0L 2B0 or S.T.A.R.S., 1441 Aviation Park Ne, Box 570, Calgary, AB T2E. Arrangements in care of Vulcan Funeral Home. Telephone 1-403-485-2633. E-mail condolences through http://www.vulcanfuneralhome.ca.
IRENE HARTY (1922 Â 2014)
With great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved mother and grandmother on Monday, February 17, 2014 at the Chinook Regional Hospital at the age of 91 years. She was born in Birmingham, England on August 3, 1922. On October 11, 1945 Irene married her army sweetheart, Jake Harty in Wolverhampton, England and enjoyed 55 wonderful years of marriage. In 1946 Irene immigrated to Canada and moved to Foremost, Alberta to join her husband, followed by a move to Lethbridge a couple years later where they raised their family.Irene loved her family and was especially happy when everyone was together for family occasions. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, baking, and travelling to Hawaii, trips back to England and the Oregon coast. Irene is lovingly remembered by her son, Roger (Chris) Harty and daughter, Linda Switzer (fiancÃ©, Joe Arnold) and three dear grandsons: Matthew, Shane, and Mitchell. Irene was predeceased by her husband, Jacob Harty in 2000 and daughter, Susan Harty in 2013. Irene was a loving mother and grandmother. She will be dearly missed and fondly remembered by her family and friends. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, February 21, 2014 at 10:30 am at ST. AUGUSTINEÂ¹S ANGLICAN CHURCH, 411 Â 11 Street South, Lethbridge with Canon James Robinson officiating. A viewing will be held prior to the service from 10:00 -10:30 am. Interment to follow at Archmount Cemetery, Lethbridge. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of oneÂ¹s choice.
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. Jennie is survived by her children, Jennie (Frank) Anderson, Carol (Dennis) Daubert, Debbie (Richard) Ooms, John Brandsma, Michael (Sherri) Brandsma, Shelagh (Tony) Tietz; 24 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; sister Mia Sandover; brothers Art (Elaine), Casey (Eve), Peter (Willy), John (Mel), Hank Van der Linden; as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides her loving husband John Brandsma, Jennie was also predeceased by her parents, Pieter and Jannigje Van der Linden; sisters Ali, Teuntje, Audrey, Marie; and brother Arie. 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 Missions, 1004 – 1 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 0B1. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.
1922 ~ 2014
Mr. John Boon, beloved husband of the late Antonia Boon, passed away peacefully at Fairmont Extendicare of Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at the age of 91 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.
JOSEPH LEO WACHTLER
1950 ~ 2014
Joe passed away in his home in Mexico. Joe is survived by his loving wife Joye of 42 years, his son Lorne and his wife Alissa, daughter Kerri and her husband Duane, 3 grandchildren Bryce, Logan, and Mikayla. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm, Saturday February 22, 2014 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th Street South, Lethbridge. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.
On Tuesday February 18, 2014, Isobel Lank founder of “Care Bears” passed away. Isobel is predeceased by her best friend and loving husband Ernest, parents Robert & Alison Day, and two nephews. Isobel is survived by her daughter Christine (Ben Apeland), sister Joanne (David Heaton), eleven nieces & nephews, several great nieces & nephews and great-great nieces and nephews, and one special grand kitty Avery. Isobel (Lion Mom) will be greatly missed by her extended family and all those whose lives were enriched by her touch. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M., on Saturday February 22, 2014 at the PINCHER CREEK COMMUNITY HALL, 287 Canyon Drive Pincher Creek AB with Archdeacon Sydney Black, and Pastor George Takashima Officiating. Memorial Donations may be made to the Pincher Creek “Care Bears”, P.0. Box 1713, Pincher Creek, AB., T0K 1W0 Or Good SamaritanÂ¹s Society Vista Village, P.O. Box 1510, Pincher Creek, AB., T0K 1W0.
ROY FLOYD NELSON, beloved husband of Carol Nelson, passed away in Lethbridge on Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 at the age of 90 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.