By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on March 23, 2015.
Helen Marie Allen
1923 – 2015
Mrs. Helen Allen of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Ernest â€œPeteâ€ Allen, passed away on March 14, 2015 at the age of 92 years. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB. Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.
1923 – 2015
Mrs. Barbara MacDonald Simmons of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Robert Simmons, passed away on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at the age of 91 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed. Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.
Wilma â€œWillieâ€ Boe
1927 – 2015
Wilma Edith Boe of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Arnold Boe, passed away peacefully at Lethbridge Regional Hospital on March 17, 2015 at the age of 87 years. A Memorial Service will be held 1:00 pm on Monday, March 23, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB. Flowers are gratefully declined. To those who wish, memorial donations may be made to Blue Sky Lodge c/o The Green Acres Foundation, 105 â€“ 5 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 0Z7. Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.
1924 – 2015
Cecil DePratu of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Leta DePratu, passed away on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at Extendicare in Lethbridge in his 91st year. Cecil, so proud of his southern Alberta roots, leaves behind an extended personal family, and the many friends he and Leta cultivated over the years. Cec was born at Detroit Lakes, Minnesota on June 19, 1924, son of Raphael and Amanda DePratu. Cec, as a youngster, and his mother moved to southern Alberta, making Warner their home. Cec fondly remembers the years his mom ran a restaurant. Warner was an anchor for Cec who was educated in Warner and worked as a grain elevator buyer with his brother-in-law Melvin Erickson there. His first elevator manager position came in 1948 at McNab, the same year he and Leta were married. It was there son Jeff entered the family in 1951. He moved to New Dayton for the grain company, and added Midway Service, a service station and bulk plant, to his business ventures in 1959. During that time Cec and Leta drove school bus from both McNab and New Dayton. In retirement the couple moved to Lethbridge. Cec also sold crop insurance across southern Alberta for 50 years. Cec and Leta decided to expand their family in 1954. Roberta Kay (Bobbi) was the real prize following the teamâ€™s Provincial Intermediate B Basketball championship â€“ a 17-day-old baby. Cec managed several sports teams, including baseball, in New Dayton. He relished any contact over the years with former players and coached in many hot-stove debates. A strong Christian, church remained a constant in Cecâ€™s life. He served many church board positions in new Dayton and Lethbridge, and enjoyed all the years Leta played organ in New Dayton. Cec loved hockey on an outdoor rink as a youngster. Fishing became a real passion, something he passed on to his grandson. In Lethbridge, Cec took a woodworking course at Lethbridge College and could often be found in his garage making projects. Cec had many cars over the years, and tried many makes. A favourite car was a 1963 Valiant convertible, owned originally by his sister-in-law JoAnn. Cec took pride in watching son-in-law Mike Hubbard restore it. His last purchase with Jeff was a Lincoln. Camping, with a tent or camper, was life-long passion for Cec and Leta, mainly in the Pacific Northwest United States and western Canada. Cec is survived by son Jeff DePratu of Lethbridge and daughter Roberta (Mike) Hubbard of Calgary and her children Robert John (Tara) Kaupp and their sons Caiden and Jaxyn; and Angela (Greg) Brose and their sons Matthew and Andrew. He is also survived by numerous extended family members from Alabama to Eastern Canada to the west Coast. Cec was the last in the DePratu lineage. He is survived by sister-in-law JoAnn Meisser of Lethbridge. Jeff and Roberta will welcome family and friends to a celebration of life for their father at 1:00 pm on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB. An internment service will follow at Mountain View Cemetery to honour Cec and Leta. Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.
Elsie W. Entz passed away on Saturday, March 21, 2015 after a long hard battle with cancer, at the age of 49 years. She was a sweet and dear mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend. Elsie leaves to mourn, her husband Walter; sons Jake, Leroy, Kevin and daughter Sandra; her dear mother Rebecca; sisters Martha, Susan, Esther and Linda; brothers Jake, Joe and George whom she loved all so dearly. She will always be missed until we meet again. Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.
Gloria Bell 1958 – 2015
Ms. Gloria Dian Bell of Lethbridge passed away at the Edith Cavell Care Centre on Friday, March 20, 2015 at the age of 56 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed. Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.
ROBERT ANDERSON HAMILTON, beloved sweetheart and eternal companion of Patricia Maude McCormack Hamilton, and father extraordinaire of Gayle (Richard Low), Robert (Patricia), Janice (DÂ¹Arcey West), Jeffrey (Donna) and Brent (Celeste), grandfather of 24 and great grandfather of 31 passed away peacefully Friday, March 20, 2015, at the age of 88. Friends may meet the family on Monday, March 23, 2015, from 6:30 Â 8:00 pm at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703- 13 St North, Lethbridge, or Tuesday, March 24, 2015, from 10:00 – 10:45 am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, LETHBRIDGE EAST STAKE CENTRE, 4105 Forestry Avenue South, Lethbridge. The Funeral Service will follow at 11:00 am. Interment in the Magrath Cemetery.
PATRICIA MAY MARYANCIK, beloved wife of the late John “Budd” Maryancik, passed away peacefully with her loving son and daughter-in-law at her side at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at the age of 87 years. Patricia is survived by her son Paul (Valerie), son Phil, daughter Roxanne (Bob), sister Frances (Joe) Vanderbeek as well as her grandchildren and great- grandchildren, all of whom she took great pride in and loved it when they would come and visit. Patricia was predeceased by her loving husband John “Budd” Maryancik; her grandson Graham Maryancik; her parents John and Erma Graham and her brother James Graham. Patricia was born in Cardston on May 13, 1927 and was the second child of John and Erma Graham. She briefly live in Waterton as a child before moving to Calgary and then Lethbridge in her teens. Her middle name “May”, came from her aunt Eva May. She spent a lot of time with Eva and was very fond of her. Patricia’s love of Boston Terriers began as her aunt Eva had a long string of them. Pat loved all animals. Pat was an excellent singer. She was a member of the Anne Campbell Choir in her teens, was an outstanding figure skater when she was younger and always encouraged others to skate by offering to help them learn and grow in their abilities. Pat was a talented tap dancer and artist from a very young age. Her paintings were hung in the homes of friends and family. Pat’s homes always reflected her love of colour and design. She took great pride in her yard and her flowers as she and Budd spend a lot of time in their yard, planning, planting and just enjoying life and the fruits of their labour in the yard. For decades, her home was our family’s base for Christmas’, where everyone was welcome. She put a feast on the table that all who attended remember to this day. No Christmas dinner was complete without at least one batch of her famous Moose Milk, which contained several different types of alcohol, which always brought a smile to everyone’s face as you couldn’t have just one glass. At Pat’s request, there will be no formal funeral service. She will be joining Budd in Mountain View Cemetery, who has been waiting patiently for her so they can enjoy their view overlooking the coulees together.
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