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By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on June 24, 2015.

June Audrey Rhodes of Champion, beloved wife of Walter passed away peacefully at the Vulcan Community Health Centre on June 18, 2015 at the age of 89 years.
Besides her loving husband, Walter, June is survived by daughters Lynne (Darrel) Vaage of Vulcan, Marjorie (Terry) Hamilton of Coalhurst, sons Doug (Ella), Les (Lynne) and David Rhodes, all of Champion, 19 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, and 5 great great grandchildren, sisters Betty Root and Fay Poch and numerous nieces and nephews. June was predeceased by her parents Ted and Juanita Ashmore, a son Jerry Rhodes, a sister Shirley Culham and a brother Richard Ashmore.
June and Walter celebrated 71 years of marriage in December. They were members of the Champion Congregational Church in Champion and past members of the Champion United Church. June served many years on the UCW and then CCW. She was an active member of the community. Family was very important to June.
Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. at the Champion Community Hall, Pastor David Skinner officiating. Interment Champion Cemetery.
Tributes in June’s memory can be made to the Vulcan Community Health Centre, Box 299, Vulcan, AB T0L 2B0.
Arrangements in care of  Vulcan Funeral Home. Email condolences through http://www.vulcanfuneralhome.ca.

Buchan, Betty Elaine
of Champion, passed away suddenly at home on June 18, 2015 at the age of 82 years.
Elaine was born on March 30, 1933 to proud parents Max and Annetta Groves. She lived in Champion her entire life, spending 58 years with husband Allen. Elaine was a friend to all and would go out of her way to help the older people in the community. Elaine was an amazing wife to Allen and a wonderful mother to Cindy (Murray),Gary (Joanne), Kevin (Lynnette) and Nancy (Daryl). Also left to mourn is a group of grandkids – Derek, Tanya, Kyle, Jenna, Kacey, Shelby,and Taylor, and great-grandchildren Kailey and Lily. Elaine will be dearly missed by brother Dale (Diane), sister-in-law and best friend Barbara, brother-in-law Donald and sister-in-law Janice. Elaine was predeceased by her father Max, mother Annetta, brother Keith and nephew Dick.
Celebration of Life will be held Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 1 pm at the Champion Community Hall, Sue MacDonald, D.M. officiating.
In lieu of flowers, tributes in Elaine’s memory can be made to the Champion Cemetery Maintenance Association, Box 99, Champion, AB T0L 0R0. Thank you to the Groves clan for their quick response and never-ending support.
Arrangements in care of Vulcan Funeral Home.
Telephone:1-403-485-2633. E-mail condolences to: http://www.vulcanfuneralhome.ca.

In deep sadness, we announce the passing of our loved father, grandfather and friend, ALEXANDER FORREST DUNLOP. Known to many as Forrest and to others as Scottie, Alec and Timber, Dad passed away peacefully on Friday, June 19, 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer.
An entrepreneur before many, Dad sailed in 1957 with his young wife (Greta) and daughter from Scotland to Canada to begin a new life. Settling in Lethbridge, Alberta, Dad began his Canadian life on a farm on the Sunnyside Road. Dad, always energetic and willing to work hard, excelled in many areas; as a farmer, mechanic, carpenter, welder, electrician and truck driver. Whatever he was determined to do, he did well and with pride. Together, he and Greta raised six children; Elaine, Sharon, Debra, Patricia, Karen and Roger. The family grew with 11 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Forrest & Greta loved nothing more than to holiday in their RV and spend time with family.
Forrest is predeceased by his wife Greta, whom he dearly missed, his sister Betty Elliot (Scotland).
He is survived by his six children and his youngest sister Moira Stewart (Scotland).
Dad, our lives have been enriched beyond words to have you as a father and friend. We will miss your wisdom, your great kindness, your amazing smile and the whistle on your lips. Be happy once more as you join Mom on your next journey. We will miss you for the rest of our lives. A special thanks to all of the doctors & nurses at the Chinook Regional Hospital on floor 3C and the palliative team.
At Forrest’s request, no funeral service will be held.
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Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1 Telephone ~ (403) 381-7777
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1931 – 2015
DIANE “DINIE” BERNS, beloved wife of the late Theodore “Ted” Berns, of Lethbridge, AB., passed away at the Foothills Medical Centre on Sunday, June 21st, 2015 at the age of 84 years.
She is the loving mother of John (Isabelle) Berns, George Berns, Ted (Lorrie) Berns, Andy Berns & Nancy (Roy) Schaefer, as well as the adoring grandma of 17 grandchildren and 11 great- grandchildren.
Besides her loving husband, Diane was predeceased by her parents, two brothers, one sister and a daughter-in-law.
Diane was born in Drempt, Holland on April 19th, 1931 to Antonius and Gerarda Vredegoor. She grew up with 12 siblings; five sisters and seven brothers. Diane met her love, Ted and wed on August 5th, 1952. Six days later, on August 11th, they made the move to Canada. Ted and Diane resided on a farm in Swift Current, Saskatchewan where she worked as a homemaker during that time. They continued their journey while expanding their family to Coaldale, Calgary, Okotoks, Claresholm and Lethbridge. Diane’s passions were the Royal Purple, curling, crocheting, knitting, sewing and being present with family and friends. Diane was a social butterfly whose bright smile will forever sparkle in everyone’s eyes.
A Celebration of Diane’s Life will be held at THE OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH – 2405 12th Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta, on Friday, June 26th, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. with Father Kevin Tumback, Celebrant.
The family would like to send a heartfelt thank you to the staff at St. Therese Villa, 1st East Wing, for their outstanding care and compassion.
In lieu of flowers and in memory of Diane, donations may be sent to Westminster Elementary School – Breakfast Program – 402 18 St N,
Lethbridge, AB. T1H 3G4.

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Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematorium 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South
Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1 Telephone ~ (403) 381-7777
Fax ~ (403)381-3128 Toll Free ~ 1(888)381-7778 care@cornerstonefh.ca

, beloved husband and friend of Mary Court Heggie, quietly passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer on Saturday, June 20, 2015, in Raymond, Alberta.
He was 86 years old and is survived by children: Marilee (John) Halvorson, Nancy (Doug) Holt, Robert (Laureen) Heggie, Stephen (Dixie) Heggie, Ryan (Cori-Jo) Heggie; also 19 grandchildren: Halvorsons – Keri, Tony, Amanda, Randy; Holts – Clark, Shelley, Jared, Brad; Robert Heggie – Jessie, Lane, Taylor, Jessie-Mae; Stephen Heggie – Derick, Jennie, Landon, Tina; Ryan Heggie – Brooke, Jaclyn, Haylee-Jo. His other source of joy came from his 33 great grandchildren who adored him. He is survived by two brothers Reid (Margaret) Heggie and Ron (Joanne) Heggie.
Alan was predeceased by his parents Robert and Avilda Heggie, brother Ray Heggie and great grandchildren Shepard and Deacon Heggie
Alan was born August 5th, 1928 in Magrath, AB. He lived in Raymond where he developed a love for the town. With a strong work ethic he learned from his father Bob, he worked at many jobs throughout his life and enjoyed them all. He started working with horse and wagon and finished with trucks and computers
Mom and Dad moved from town to their acerage and loved every minute out there. He had a small dairy and worked at this with much patience along with his feed business at Hi-Way 52 Feeders.
Before they moved to the farm he took up Chariot Racing with his Dad by his side. Our family has many fun memories of following the chariots and watching dad at the reins. He was also a big supporter of his children and grandchildren, he loved watching them compete and perform at their events.
He not only helped build the community but was known as a community builder serving on many committees such as The Raymond Stampede, Raymond Agriculture Society, Raymond Curling Club, and the Raymond Irrigation District. He was awarded: 2000 Cowboy of the Century, 2003 Queen Elizabeth Golden Jubilee Medal, 2004 Lifetime of Volunteering, 2005 Alberta Centennial Medal, and just recently received an award for many years of service with SMRID. After Alan went through his first cancer treatments in Calgary, he and mom set out to obtain 10,000 signatures which was instrumental in the development of the Jack Ady Cancer Center in Lethbridge.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Lethbridge and Raymond Hospitals, Homecare and Greystokes for the wonderful care he received.
Friends may meet the family on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the LDS – Raymond Stake Centre, or prior to the service on Thursday from 12:00 noon to 12:45 p.m.
The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, June 25, 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.

INGOLDSBY, Stephanie Stella
(nee Mereski)
April 19, 1926 – Taber, Alberta
June 20, 2015 – Calgary, Alberta
After a long and happy life, Stella Ingoldsby passed away peacefully in her sleep at the age of 89. Now reunited with her late husband, Murray Roy Ingoldsby, whom she has dearly missed for nearly twenty years, Stella is safe in the arms of her Heavenly Father.
Stella was recruited out of high school to work at the Alberta Treasury Branch because all of the men had gone to war. This led to a 40+ year career in banking, the last 27 years of which were spent at the Bank of Nova Scotia in Lethbridge. When credit cards were being introduced, Stella was the top sales person in Alberta.
Stella described the arrival of her son Terry as the greatest joy in her life. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. In November, 2001, she moved to Calgary to be closer to her family and resided there until her passing. She loved gardening and grew amazing roses.
She is survived by son Terrance R Ingoldsby (Monica Olmedo); granddaughters Christina Ingoldsby Whitehead (Cameron Whitehead) and Ashley Anne Jette (Nicholas Jette); great-grandsons Alexander Bastian Whitehead, Desmond Dean Alfred Whitehead and Israel Roy Jette. She leaves sisters Anne Clayton, Helen Knowlden and Janet Dench, and brother Vincent Mereski. She was predeceased by sisters Jenny Ilnicki, Mary Gettman, Margaret Powell and Alice Cowie, and by brother John Mereski.
Stella was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Families are Forever.
Funeral Services will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Lethbridge East Stake Centre, (4105 Forestry Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB) on Friday, June 26, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge, AB. Condolences may be forwarded through HYPERLINK http://www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Stella Ingoldsby, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 1-800-661-1999.

Martha Jerke, 86, passed away
peacefully with family on June 21, 2015. Her parents Julius and Emma Lewin came to Canada from Poland in 1927. Martha was born in Saskatchewan in October 1928, and the family homesteaded during the dirty 30’s in Marie Hill just east of Lloydminster. She was pre-deceased by 7 siblings (Adam, Ed, Lydia, Irma, Alma, Harold, and Frida). Her sister Betty (Vern) lives in Abbotsford, BC. After proving herself to his mother by milking cows, Martha married Karl Jerke in Westlock in October, 1948 in a Lutheran German ceremony. Their son Doug died in 1977, and Karl passed in 1984. Her remaining children live throughout southern Alberta: Dave (Viki) in Calgary; Rod (Corinne) in Lethbridge; and Darrell (Joanne) in Coaldale. She was Oma to many, and loved her grandchildren: Colin (Shelagh); Blair (Jenni); Megan (Niall); Hannah (DJ); Lauren (Mark); Ryan; Craig; and Karla, and great-grandchildren Jayden (Emilia); Liam; Taylor; and one on the way. Oma’s last words to them were, “I love you too”. Martha was famous for food (cabbage rolls), home remedies (cure-all), foot-rubs, and recycling. She was the proud and loving matriarch over many happy family gatherings at home and at her cabin in the mountains. She was kind, patient, and positive. She had a great sense of humor and always put relationships first. She was both our favourite old hen and wise old owl. She hated to be cold so passed away on the first day of summer. Even in her dying she taught us about service to others and the joy of simplicity. Faith was central to Martha’s life. As a little girl she wondered if she would end up as a missionary in Africa. Her whole life was an example of mission: she served family, friends, church and community. A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 27, 2:00pm, at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 2406, 11 Ave South. Internment will be at a later date in Cranbrook where Karl is buried. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Helen Schuler Coulee Centre or Interfaith Food Bank.

Barbara Mcivor
1955 – 2015
Barbara Joan Mcivor of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Roy McCluskey, passed away suddenly on Friday, June 19, 2015 at the age of 59 years.
She was pre-deceased by her parents Peter and Louise Engbrecht. Barbara is survived by her two sisters; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Visitation will be held from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.

Gladys Mclennan
1928 – 2015
Gladys McLennan (Boyda) passed away Saturday June 20, 2015, surrounded by her family, at the age of 87 years old. She will be lovingly remembered by her family and friends.
Gladys was born June 2, 1928 in Lethbridge, the middle sister of a family of five girls of Alexander and Alexandra Boyda. Gladys married the love of her life, Jim McLennan, on November 14, 1959. Together they raised three children: Wayne McLennan, Bonnie McLennan, and Tim (Kathy) McLennan. She also had five grandchildren: Teri (Laurie) McLennan, Carla (John) Davis, Doran (Stephanie) McLennan, Travis (Nicole) McLennan, Cassie (Brett) McLennan and two great grandchildren.
Gladys loved her community of Coaldale. Together, Jim and Gladys ran several local businesses, including: McLennan’s Grocery, McLennan’s Jewellery, McLennan’s Bowl, and J & W Vending. The Bowling Alley and J & W Vending held a special place in Gladys’ heart, as they employed, entertained, and fed many local youth over the years. Upon retirement, Gladys continued to enjoy coffee at McLennan’s Cocktails & Cues every morning, where she would visit with her closest friends and family.
Gladys would spend several hours crafting. Her walls were covered with the numerous award winning pieces of petit point, and several closets around Coaldale are filled with her colorful covered hangers.
Gladys is survived by her sisters Elma Volek, Julie Moore and many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and extended family members.
She was predeceased by her loving husband Jim, daughter Bonnie, and sisters Ann Lakusta and Lily Koliasko.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm on Friday June 26, 2015 at COALDALE UNITED CHURCH, 2022 18th St, Coaldale, AB followed by a reception at the Coaldale Community Center.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Coaldale Emergency Services: PO Box 1571, Coaldale, AB, T1M 1N3.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.

LUKAS MATTHEW MOLCAK, beloved husband of Carissa Ormston Molcak, passed away on Sunday, June 21, 2015 at the Foothills Hospital, Calgary.
Friends may meet the family on Thursday, June 25 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13 Street North, Lethbridge, or prior to the funeral service at the LDS – Lethbridge Stake Centre on Friday, June 26 from 1:00 to 1:45 p.m.
The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, June 26, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, LETHBRIDGE STAKE CENTRE, 2410-28 Street South, Lethbridge.

1942 – 2015

The family, with much sadness, announce that SHIRLEY MARGARET REVESZ passed away on Thursday, June 18, 2015 at the age of 73 years.
A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 1:00 P.M.
Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.
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Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1 Telephone ~ (403) 381-7777
Fax ~ (403)381-3128 Toll Free ~ 1(888)381-7778 care@cornerstonefh.ca

DAVID HERBERT SIMS, of Raymond, Alberta, passed away at the Raymond Hospital on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at the age of 71 years.
He is the loving father of Marrianne, Chonita, David Jr., Jonathon, Weslie, Viola, Beverly Faye and Colleen Yvonne (deceased). He was a great father, brother, grandfather and friend. Please join us in a celebration of his life. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, June 26, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, TAYLOR STREET CHAPEL, Raymond. Friends may meet with the family prior to the service from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m.

TINA TERPSTRA (nee Dykstra) went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, June 19, 2015 at the age of 87 years.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at MARANATHA CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH – 260 McGill Blvd. West, Lethbridge, Alberta, on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 3:00 P.M. with Rev. Dr. Cameron Fraser officiating. Fellowship lunch to follow.
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Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1 Telephone ~ (403) 381-7777
Fax ~ (403)381-3128 Toll Free ~ 1(888)381-7778 care@cornerstonefh.ca

Robert “Fen” Tunbridge
1920 – 2015
Robert “Fen” Tunbridge of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Gladys Tunbridge, passed away after a lengthy illness on Monday June 22, 2015 at the age of 95 years.
He is survived by his son Gary (Donna), grandsons; Ken, Greg (Lori), and Scott (Janice), his great-grandsons; Robert and Matthew, his great-granddaughters; Kristen and Ashley, and two great-great-grandsons.
A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, June 26, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.

Vincenzo Mario Rossi
( 89 years young)
Vincenzo (Vince) Mario Rossi a proud, honest, hard working, humorous, strong headed and was greatly loved. We are of heavy hearts announcing the passing of a loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Cousin & Friend on June 20th, 2015 With a strong unbelievable will…a fighter through and through
Born October 28, 1925 In Aprigliano Vico Cosenza Italy Son of Pasquale & Adelina (Iacoe) Rossi,
sister Barbra Esterina Albo (deceased) & her family, Beloved husband to Maria (Pelusi) Rossi His Children & Grandchildren Ellie (Richard ) Jordan & Rikki Peters, Rose Rossi, Cenz Rossi (Curtis), Family relatives in Edmonton, Calgary, BC, Ontario, U.S.A. and Italy.
In Vince’s younger years, he was taught Mechanics & trades by His Uncle Babtista. He was a gifted athlete, played soccer for Gremaldi and then became a Pro Soccer player for the Province… Vince toured all over, playing his sport with great pride. A class A pro Soccer player. He shared so many stories of his games, where he played, his team members and the fans. He “loved” “loved” Italy, his homeland. He never forgot a song, story or the people he held so dear. They were never forgotten”
In 1946 upon arriving to Canada in the cold of winter, Vince re united with his hometown girl Maria Pelusi in Toronto and they would marry. Vince & Maria after they were married would continue on moving to Michel/ Natal British Columbia where his father and mother resided along with other Italian immigrants from his home area in Italy. He worked with his father & friends in the coal mines. In that time period Vince and Maria began their family. Three daughters! Born in Fernie, they were all 2 years apart. He always wanted a boy, that is why Cenz was named after him (he gave his daughters strength to be independent and strong.) A great father his girls always came first. We would tell him things that we were going to do & he would always “You do what you want to do and be careful and have a good time”
His biggest joy! The gift that Ellie and Richard gave to him was his grandkids Jordan and Rikki. He had tears of joy when they were born. He could not wait to take them to and from school. He watched for them to walk through the door, to hear their voices and joke with them, hug them and give them some wisdom. He loved them so much and he told them so.
Life would again take a change. In 1964 BC government ordered that all residents be relocated to Sparwood and leave the mines due to environmental disaster. To provide a better life for his family, his cousin Pete Fiorinio encouraged him to make Lethbridge his home and so he (and many others) did and moved to Lethbridge in 1964.
Good timing! It was just in time before the explosion.
In Lethbridgde, Vince worked at Beaver Lumber assembling grain bins, jobs with his Cousin Pete Fiorino, The Lethbridge Brewery Gardens sight “Welcome to Lethbridge” entrance to our community when it was first being built. Clearing, planting and placing stone. He did not like the snakes. Vince found himself working at Catelli for over 25 years as a Forman until his retirement.
Vince enjoyed working in his garden and having projects. He loved sitting in the backyard listening to music.
He enjoyed his time spent with son in laws Richard and Curtis. Vince, with wife Maria, welcomed visiting at home with all who came. Hanging out with family, friends & neighbours and making new friends was his pleasure.
You sacrificed so much… it did not go unnoticed, but all the thoughtful, caring things you’ve done are treasured memories and are cherished in the heart… you are loved for each and every one.
Amarti e stato facile,
dimenticarti, impossibile
between 9am-10am, with mass to follow at at St.Basil Church 604 13 St. North, on June 25th, 2015.
Followed by a Eulogy & Celebration of life at The Italian Canadian Club 1511 St. Edward Blvd North.

A Celebrated mass for Vince was held in Grimaldi and also in Vico.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to an orphanage in Cosenza near his village and cared for by a few nuns in this poor region.
Arrangements can be made directly or with Vince’s family, or at the drop box at the hall. An account is in the process of being set up at Canadian Bank of Commerce on 13th St. North.
Casa Divina Povvidenza Opera don Guanella Cosenza

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