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Saturday, April 19, 2014

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on April 21, 2014.


MR. RICHARD LEW ALDOFF, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully with his family at his side at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, April 17th, 2014 at the age of 75 years. A Celebration of Life will be held at the beginning of June at the Lethbridge Exhibition Grounds. Confirmed date to follow.



Arthur (Art) Gilbert Secretan

Jan 17, 1928 – Apr. 15, 2014

Art passed away at Legacy Lodge at the age of 86 years. He was predeceased by his wife Maxine in 2008 and son Gordon in 1995. Art is survived by his children, Gary (Pat) Beaton, Connie (Phil) Curle and Barb Secretan. Art is also survived by his 5 grandchildren Shannon (Les) Liska, Shane Curle, Dana Curle, Laine (Rob) Vanblyderveen & David Secretan; 5 great-grandchildren, Riley & Kelsey Liska and Trent, Wade & Blake Vanblyderveen. A private family service will be held at a later date.








1930 ~ 2014

It is with both sadness and gentle acceptance that we acknowledge the passing of our mother and grandmother, Barbara Marcelene Montgomery (nee Schawalder) on April 10th, with her family at her side. Born June 10, 1930, she lived her entire life in and around Lethbridge. She is survived by her three children, Lee, Joe (Shelley Thompson), Bill (Michele), her four grandchildren, Courtney, Robert, Madeline and Tate Montgomery, her sister Sylvia Laughren (Graham) and her extended family, Rafael Moreno, and Taylor and Jordyn Thompson. She is also survived by Frances Riviere and her sisters-in-law, Phyllis Branch, Kathleen Montgomery and Shirley Bogda and their respective families. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Joseph Claire Montgomery, and her parents, Ernest and Kathleen Schawalder, with whom she is now reunited. Barb¹s greatest joy was her family. She loved family get-togethers, whether it was a special family dinner, or a casual back yard barbecue, and nothing pleased her more than to sit back and watch her family laugh and enjoy each other. Barb touched many people throughout her life with her bright mind, easy conversation, sage advice and natural teacher qualities. She leaves us all with the memory of a gracious, thoughtful and considerate soul. A Celebration of Barbara¹s life will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH, 1011-4 Ave South, Lethbridge, with Rev. Ruth Preston Schilk officiating. A private family graveside will be held on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Flowers are gratefully declined. If friends wish, memorial gifts in Barbara¹s memory may be made to either the Southminster United Church Memorial Fund (1011 – 4th Ave. Soouth, Lethbridge,T1J 0P7) or the Parkinson¹s Society of Southern Alberta (1254 ­ 3rd Ave. So., Lethbridge, T1J 0J9). Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.





JOSEPH (JOE) BELCOURT passed away on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at the age of 73 years, after a short battle with cancer. Joe is lovingly remembered by his wife Mabel, his children Jason (Michelle) Belcourt and Michelle (Lyle) Fedorowich, his grandchildren Austin and Zach Belcourt and McKenzie and Brayden Fedorowich, his special mom Joyce Burr, siblings Cathy (Leonard) Ruetz, Sharon (Don) Ironside, Dan (Dana) Burr, Leo (Sharon), Adolph and Roland Belcourt, Dorothy Bell, Edna Belcourt, brother-in-law Ron Jaremko and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his special dad Jack Burr, sisters Elinor Baird and Leona Herr, grandparents Adolph and Rodelphine Belcourt, aunts Vi and Dolly Belcourt, aunt Vera Dion, parents-in law John and Tina Jaremko, and brother-in-law Dean Miller. Joe was born on March 20, 1941 in Regina, Saskatchewan. He married Mabel on August 29, 1964 in Saskatoon and this year, they would have celebrated 50 years together. In 1970, they moved to Lethbridge where he made his living as an electrician. He worked at Parson¹s Electric, Dorren Electric, and the University of Lethbridge for 30 years, prior to retiring. Joe was a ³Jack of all Trades² and could fix anything he put his mind to. He loved tinkering with old cars, especially Studebakers. Joe was a devoted family man and was very involved with his children in their various activities as they were growing up. Joe also enjoyed going for breakfasts, lunches and having coffee with his good friends. He will be dearly missed by all those that knew him. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Cremation is entrusted to Cornerstone Funeral Home Ltd. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, 710-10123 99 St NW, Edmonton, AB, T5J 3H1 or at http://www.albertacancer.ca/memorial







1970 ~ 2014

Doug Barrows of Etzikom, passed suddenly on April 15, 2014 at the age of 43. Doug worked for the County of Forty Mile as a HD mechanic. He was an avid fisherman, and loved to camp, hunt birds, and took great joy in riding his Harley. He also made fly fishing rods and tied flies in his spare time. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Doug is survived by his parents Sandra and Madison Barrows; his sister Marcy Cote (Nathan) and their children Lyle, Robin and Courtney; grandparents Ralph and Doreen Lee, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at the ETZIKOM COMMUNITY HALL, Etzikom, Alberta, with Reverend George Mills, officiating In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Etzikom Museum, PO Box 585, Etzikom, AB T0K 0W0. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.






WAYNE GRANT GREEP, beloved husband of Joan Greep passed away on Thursday, April 17th, 2014, in Cardston at the age of 76 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed. E-mail your condolences to: legacyfh@telus.net. Arrangements entrusted to Berry Gorham.






After a courageous battle with cancer, Maria Barbara Herauf (nee Schmidt) passed away on April 15, 2014. She was surrounded by her family including her loving husband of 56 years, Peter. A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 7:00 P.M. A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback, Celebrant. Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.







SEPTEMBER 9, 1974 ~ APRIL 15, 2014

It is with deepest sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of our dear wife, mother, daughter, granddaughter and auntie, Jackie Slingerland of Picture Butte, after a lengthy battle with cancer on April 15, 2014 at the age of 39 years. The Funeral Service will be held at 10:30am on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at the NETHERLANDS REFORMED CONGREGATION of Lethbridge | Highway 3, between Lethbridge and Coaldale, with Reverend P.L. Bazen officiating. Interment will follow at the Archmount Cemetery. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.








1922 – 2014

KATIE WIEBE, beloved wife of the late William Wiebe, passed away peacefully on April 16, 2014. Her last years were spent at Edith Cavell Care Centre where she received loving care to the end. Thank you.  Katie was born on May 4, 1922, near Winkler, Manitoba where she was raised. She married William Wiebe in 1941 and together they raised seven children. Times were difficult and in 1963 they decided to move to Alberta, the land of opportunity. Alberta became home to them from that time on. Katie was a warm, loving person who enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. The best times were family gatherings with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. There were always cookies in the cookie jar for the kids and she made the best Verenki and baked the best bread and buns. Katie is survived by her children, Albert (Tina), John (Wendy), Katherine, Roy (Leslie), Alvin (Beverly), Shirley (Randy), and daughter-in-law Anne, as well as numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. Katie was predeceased by her husband, William in 1988 and her oldest son Menno in 2006. The funeral service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 ­ Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Monday, April 21, 2014 at 11:00 A.M., with Reverend Rodger Halvorsen officiating. A time of fellowship & refreshments will follow. Interment will be held at the Claresholm Cemetery on Tuesday morning at 11:00 A.M. In Katie¹s memory, please do something nice for someone whenever you can. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice.





Leora Jensen (1935-2014)

Leora Anna Jensen of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully on April 13th, 2014, at the age of 78 years. Leora was born on May 15, 1935 in Champion, Alberta to Robert and Anna Maxwell. She joined her older sister, Audrey. Leora¹s love of Champion started at a young age, as she enjoyed riding her bike around town and all of the adventures that would ensue! After graduating high school, Leora moved to Calgary for secretary school working for two years to save money for a trip of a lifetime‹three months to Europe in the spring of 1958. She still spoke of this trip often in later years‹travelling by herself to New York, taking a ship across to England (while helping a stowaway get off the ship!) and all of the sites she saw once there. Another treasured memory was visiting Norway with her mother-in-law to reconnect with family roots. Mom met the love of her life, Roger Jensen after his family moved to Champion from California. He waited until she was back from Europe and they were married in November 1958. They had three daughters‹Tracy, Nancy and Jennifer. Roger and Leora participated in the IAEA program and she always said that the boys who came over were the sons they never had! Their family loved the outdoors, whether it was working on the farm, riding horses, camping, or going on road trips to Alaska, California, and Illinois. They enjoyed attending Lions Club functions and shared a love of sports and animals. After the loss of Roger in 1980, she remained on the family farm south of Champion. Leora was blessed with six grandchildren to keep her busy! She took great joy in each of them, taking them to parks for bike rides, camping, attending school events and being their biggest cheerleader at their sporting events. Grandma always had a project when the grandkids came over‹crafts, collecting bottles, or putting on a play. Mom was an avid gardener spending autumns preserving cases of fruit or quarts of pickles and homemade jams. Christmas would not have been the same without Grandma¹s famous fudge and homemade ice cream. She was very involved in church life and made that a priority for her family. A deeply spiritual woman who spent many hours in prayer, sharing the Lord with all around her. In 2005, Leora moved to Lethbridge, Alberta where she met many new friends at West Highlands Estates and thru the ³On Our Own² group at the Lethbridge Senior¹s Centre. As her mobility decreased, she loved visiting on the phone with her friends as well as keeping up with current events and all her televised sporting events. In her later years she enjoyed the addition of her three great grandchildren to her growing family. She adored spending time with them – watching them grow! Leora was predeceased by her husband, Roger, infant daughter – Jennifer, her parents, mother & father in law ­ Bill & Velma Jensen, sister & brother in law – Audrey & Ron McGrail and nephew, Michael McGrail. She is survived by her daughters, Tracy (David) Munro, their children, Pamela (Aaron) Matlock, great granddaughters‹Andie and Blayne Matlock, Chad (Katrina) Munro, great grandson Sam Munro, Heather (Travis) Warren; Nancy (Randy) Williams, their children, Justina (Jason) Sherstabetoff, Ryan (Karen) Williams and Michael Williams. She is also survived by her nephew Jeffrey McGrail and niece Robyn Sierchio. She will be greatly missed by all her friends and family. Celebration of Life will be held Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 1:30 pm at University Drive Alliance Church (55 Columbia Blvd West, Lethbridge, AB), Pastor David Sarsons officiating. Interment in Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge, has already taken place. Tributes in Leora¹s memory may be made to the Champion Lions Club, Box 179, Champion, AB T0L 0R0. Arrangements in care of Vulcan Funeral Home. Telephone 1-403-485-2633. E-mail condolences through http://www.vulcanfuneralhome.ca


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