January 18th, 2021


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on May 1, 2015.

Thomas Band

1921 – 2015

Mr. Thomas Band of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Vera Band passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre on Wednesday April 22, 2015 at the age of 93 years. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 3:00 and 5:00 pm on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at Martin Brothers Funeral Home, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge. A service to celebrate his life will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at St. Augustine’s Anglican Church, 411 – 11 Street South, Lethbridge, with Reverend Canon James Robinson officiating. Internment will precede service at Mountain View Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish may make a donation in Tom’s, memory to his favorite charity, the Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation, 4 Queen Street South, Hamilton, Ontario L8P 3R3 or via http://wp.srcf.ca. Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.


Beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend, Beth passed away peacefully on Friday, April 24, 2015 at the age of 75 years. Friends may meet the family on Wednesday, April 29 from 10:00 to 10:50am at the Forestry Avenue LDS Chapel, 4105 Forestry Avenue South, Lethbridge. The Funeral Service will follow at 11a.m. with Bishop Michael Evans officiating. The interment will follow at the Temple Hill Cemetery, Raymond. The family would like to thank the medical team and staff at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Unit who provided great comfort and care to Beth during the last months of her life.


The family of CLARENCE STICKEL sadly announce his passing on April 24th, 2015 after a brief illness. A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 at 12:30P.M. with Major Brian Beveridge officiating. A Private Family Interment will take place at Mountain View Cemetery.


RICHARD PAUL COTE, beloved husband, father, grandfather, son, brother and friend, passed away peacefully with his family by his side at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at the age of 63 years. Richard’s early years were spent in Hardieville and he graduated from Catholic Central High School in 1971. Throughout his life, he worked hard from a mechanic to family owned and operated businesses. Richard is lovingly remembered by his wife of 40 years, Bonnie, their sons Christopher (Connie), Daniel (Shannon), Jonathan (Marla) and Andrew (Jilana), grandchildren Paisley, Keira, Riley, Bowen, Gage, Katie, Logan, Jayme, Trinda, Keeton and Kalis, parents Leo & Velma Cote, siblings Don (Linda), Ken (Rita), Dave, Karen (Ed), Linda (Ron), and extended families. He was predeceased by his son, Jeffery, father-in-law Dan McEwen and best friend Brian Pierson. Richard fought a brave battle against cancer with a positive attitude. He touched many lives and will be remembered by those who knew him. A heartfelt thank you to the doctors and staff on 4B at the Chinook Regional Hospital. A Celebration of Richard’s Life will be held at the COLLEGE DRIVE COMMUNITY CHURCH – 2710 College Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta on Friday, May 1st, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Rick’s memory to STARS, 1441 Aviation Park N.E., Box 570, Calgary, AB, T2E 8M7.


RAYMOND “DUKE” O. HELGERSON, beloved husband of Eltie Helgerson, passed away in Lethbridge on Monday, April 27, 2015 at the age of 87 years. Friends may meet the family on Friday, May 1, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the LDS – Raymond Stake Centre, or prior to the service on Saturday from 12:00 noon to 12:45 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Raymond Stake Centre, 2N 200 W, Raymond. Interment to follow in the Temple Hill Cemetery, Raymond.


October 29, 1927-April 24, 2015

Grace Madeline Norgard, age 87, passed away at the Lethbridge Regional Hospital on April 24, 2015 following a brief illness. She is survived by two brothers Ellis Norgard and Arnold Norgard, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Grace was predeceased by her parents, Louis and Karen (Thompson) Norgard, brothers Clarence and Jim and sister Margaret McGuire. Grace spent her life on the family farm located north of Claresholm. She attended Prairie View School and Claresholm High School. She was a leader of the 4-H Horse Club and Ridge Riders Club, avid member of the Chinook Camera Club, active member of the Claresholm Fish and Game Club and Ducks Unlimited. Grace spent many years volunteering with the Mountain Bluebird Trails Conservation Society with friends and family monitoring bluebird house trails located in the Porcupine Hills. Grace had a love for animals and nature, working on the family farm, as well as spending time with close family and friends. Respecting Grace’s wishes, there will be no formal funeral service held. Flowers are gratefully declined. If desired, donations may be made to the Alberta Birds of Prey Centre, Box 1030, Coaldale, AB T1M 1M8 or a charity of your choice. Arrangements and cremation entrusted to LEYDEN’S FUNERAL HOME, Claresholm. Tel: 403-625-3212.

Maria Vanden Hoek

July 14, 1924 – April 25, 2015

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Mrs. Maria Vanden Hoek, our dear and beloved Mother, Oma and Great Oma, on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the age of 90 years. A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at the NETHERLANDS REFORMED CONGREGATION of LETHBRIDGE, R.R. 211 and Highway 3, Lethbridge, Ab with Rev. A. A. Brugge officiating. Internment will take place at the Archmount Cemetery. Flowers gratefully declined. Those who wish may make donations to Bethesda Care Home, Box 1096, Picture Butte, AB T0K 1V0. Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.

Klaas “Clarence” VanderWal

1948 – 2015

Mr. Klaas “Clarence” VanderWal passed away unexpectedly in Lethbridge, on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at the age of 66. Relatives and friends were invited to pay their respects from 7:00 to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at MARTIN BROS. RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th Street South, Lethbridge. The Funeral Service will be held at Maranatha Christian Reformed Church, 260 McGill Blvd W, Lethbridge, AB on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 2:00 PM. with Pastor Jim Zondervan officiating. Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish, memorial donations may be made to Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, Box 2211, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 1A3. Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.


MARY JANET WOOD of Raymond, AB, passed away at the Raymond Health Centre on Saturday, April 25th, 2015 at the age of 79 years. She is lovingly remembered by her grandchildren, Kathy, Jason and Will Thomson and her niece and nephews Cindy Oler of Lethbridge, Gary Winkler of Lousana and Chuck Winkler of Picture Butte. Mary was predeceased by her children, Wyatt Wilfred Werner and Barbara Charlebois and her parents, Albert and Ellen Winkler. Mary was born in Edmonton, AB, raised on a farm just outside of Raymond and graduated from the Raymond High School. In 1956 she married William Werner and had two children, whom she is now reunited with. Mary traveled and lived in many places, was a wonderful cook and enjoyed playing cards. She worked in accounting and was meticulous not only with numbers, but in everything she did. She was very thoughtful; never forgetting to send a card for birthdays or holidays. She was soft-spoken and a kind and generous friend to many. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends. At Mary’s request, there will be no formal funeral service.

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