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By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on June 29, 2015.

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.
A Celebration of Diane’s Life will be held at 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.

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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

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.
Honoured to Serve
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 wife of the late Mr. Edward Dyck, passed away suddenly at her home in Coaldale on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at the age of 68 years.
Mom was born on May 18, 1947 in Carmangay. She spent the majority of her life in Southern Alberta. She was proud to have been a trucker’s wife for over 40 years! She was fiercely independent with a heart full of love knowing no limits. She loved to garden, camp and fish. She was a diehard Flames fan and no one could convince her that Elvis wasn’t “The King”.
She is survived by her children, grandchildren and great- grandchildren; Randy (Donna) Dyck and their children; Danny (Julienne) Dyck and their children; Carrie Johnson and her children; Tracy (Rob) Kerner and their children; and Daryl (Terri) Dyck. She is also survived by her sisters May Urban, Darlene Poch, Fay Pelletier and their children and brother Dean (Sue) Poch.
Lorraine was predeceased by her husband Edward Dyck, parents Anthony and Martha Poch, niece Katrina Poch and nephew Stacy Urban.
It was Lorraine’s wish that no formal funeral service be held.
Cremation entrusted to Cornerstone Funeral Home.
Honoured to Serve
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

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, Today, June 26, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge, AB. Condolences may be forwarded through 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.

With great sadness we announce the passing of PAT KERR (Gloria Patricia May), beloved wife of Bill Kerr. Pat passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, at St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit, on Tuesday June 23, 2015, at the age of 76 years.
Pat was a devoted mom to Kelly (Al) Rypien, Sandy Williston, Jimmy (Laura) Kerr, and grandmother to Taylor and Matt Rypien, Aislinn and Emily Williston and Sydney and Sam Kerr.
Pat was born in 1938 in Sunderland, Ontario. She was predeceased by her parents, parents-in-law and nine siblings. Pat met Bill, the love of her life in 1956. Bill and Pat were married in 1958 and began their journey together in Pickering Village Ontario. It was during this time they welcomed Kelly, Sandy and Jimmy to join their journey. Pat devoted her life to raising her children, and creating a wonderful, loving home. Many summers were spent camping and traveling to the east coast to spend time with Bill’s family. Many lasting friendships were formed in Pickering Village due to her involvement with the church, hockey rink, soccer fields and her participation in community and professional activities. In 1983, Pat, Bill and family relocated to Lethbridge, Alberta where she continued to support her husband and children in their many endeavours. At this time Pat found a love for golf and spent many weekends with Bill. She re-entered the work force with a career at Lethbridge Family Services and continued to always support family and friends. She loved and cherished the many friendships she created through all the people that she came into contact with.
Pat adored and embraced her role as a mother-in-law and grandmother. Her grandchildren became her life. She was their biggest fan. Grandma was always there to encourage, nurture, love and cheer for them.
Pat had a brief, but courageous battle with cancer. The family would like to thank all the medical staff that provided excellent care with a heartfelt thanks to the staff of the St. Michaels Health Centre, Palliative Care unit. They were truly a gift.
A Celebration of Pat’s Life will be held at MCKILLOP UNITED CHURCH, 2329 – 15th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB., on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Terry Shillington officiating. A private family Interment to follow.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in memory of Pat to St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit, 1400 – 9th Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 4V5

Honoured to Serve
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

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.

RANDY PAUL SCHIMPF of Lethbridge, Alberta passed away at home on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Randy will be forever loved and remembered by his wife, Peggy Wiggill Schimpf, his daughters: Kennedy (Jesse) Rawleigh, Cody (Jordan) Arcus, and Kelsey (Scott) Smith. “Papa” will always be remembered by his grandchildren: Trayden and Blakely Arcus, Denver and Jensen Rawleigh. Randy is also survived by his siblings: Barry (Susan) Schimpf, Sandie (Vic) Peskett, Monty (Liza) Schimpf, Daneen Beertema (Greg); mother-in-law Retta Wiggill; sister-in-law Julie (Tracy) Leavitt, and brother-in-law Ron (Betty) Wiggill.
Randy was a loving husband, father and papa. He was a talented bricklayer and stone mason. He was a hard-worker and a dedicated family man. Years of hunting, fishing, and camping with his family were the highlights of his life. Randy will be truly missed by all who knew him.
The Funeral Service and Celebration will be held on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, LETHBRIDGE EAST STAKE CENTRE, 4105 Forestry Avenue South, Lethbridge, with Bishop Mike Evans officiating. Everyone may meet the family prior to the service from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. at the church.
Interment will take place at the Cardston Cemetery at 3:00 p.m.

GLADYS HOLT STRINGAM, beloved wife of the late Woodrow Sylvester Stringam, passed away peacefully in Raymond on June 6, 2015 at the age of 92 years.
Gladys was born on July 29, 1922 in Raymond to Franklin Truman and Sarah Bullock Holt, the last of 11 children. She married Woodrow on December 1, 1954 in the Cardston Alberta Temple.
Gladys is survived by her children: Myrna Murray, Laguna Woods, CA; Karen (Wade) Seely, Blackfoot, ID; Arlene (Rick) Neilson, Newport Beach, CA; Reed (Clarese) Stringam, West Jordan, UT; Janice (Brian) Fairbanks, Raymond, Alberta; daughter-in-law Jeannie (Jim) Derricott, Lehi, UT; 21 grandchildren; 56 great grandchildren, and 5 great great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Woodrow in 1998, son Wade in 1991, great great grandson Connor in 2013, her parents, and all 10 of her siblings.
Gladys attended school in Raymond and worked for many years as a telephone operator, bank teller, teacher’s aide and bookstore manager (where she worked with Woody from 1980 to 1992).
She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served a mission in the Eastern States (Pennsylvania and New York) from 1948 to 1950. She held many callings, most of them in music. Gladys loved to dance and enjoyed listening to Lawrence Welk up until her passing. The temple was a big part of her life and she attended as often as possible.
The Funeral Service will be held in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, KNIGHT STREET CHAPEL, 260 E 200 N, Raymond on Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with Bishop Noel Smith officiating. Friends may meet the family prior to the service from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m.
Interment to follow in the Temple Hill Cemetery, Raymond.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Missionary Fund or the Humanitarian Fund of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or to a charity of your choice.

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, two great-great- grandsons; and his sister June Hillman.
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

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