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By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on August 17, 2015.


Doreen Spearman was born in Yorkshire, England to Edith Emily Jolley and Sidney James Jarvis. In 1945 she met Alan and they were married on June 21st 1947. Doreen and Alan and their family moved to Canada in 1957, leaving their families behind in order to provide greater opportunities for their own young family. Mum and Dad enjoyed a wonderful 70 year relationship which included living in Quebec, Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Australia before settling in B.C. for their retirement. Doreen used her creativity, ingenuity and talent to make things herself, rather than buy them. Her sewing machine was never far away and she sewed clothes and even one granddaughter’s grad dress. Mum was an amazing cook, effortlessly hosting large family meals, making homemade pies in batches and always having the cookie tins full. Her oatmeal crunchies and lemon squares were legendary in our family. She was an artist and the family home is filled with her paintings. She used all kinds of techniques, brush and pallette knife and oil and water based paints. She frequently went to workshops to improve her technique. She supported the arts and volunteered at Rodman Hall in St Catharine’s. Doreen had a generous spirit and a sharp mind and always looked for new interests. She took an investment course and proved to be a canny investor. A lifelong learner, Mum took learned to use computers later in life. She found practical ways to efficiently use her new skills, using e-mail and facebook accounts to maintain daily communication with her family and friends in remote locations.

Mum lived her life based on personal philosophy of “family first”. Doreen was blessed with three children, six grandchildren and six great- grandchildren. She faithfully attended every significant event in our family, regardless of the distance to get there or her personal state of health. She delighted in attending family weddings, baptisms and graduations. When we needed it, Mum was always an unfailing source of support. She loved family gatherings and celebrated our accomplishments. In retirement, Doreen and Alan lived in Saanich B.C., They joined the Saanich newcomers and participated in many of their activities. They met many new people and welcomed them to the Victoria area. They frequently went on trips abroad or regularly visited children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Doreen is survived by sons Peter and Chris, and grandchildren Jennifer (Gavin), Erika (Darcy), Matthew (Zoe), Heather (Jeremy), Kristen (Rod) and Andrew as well as 6 great-grandchildren. Doreen was pre-deceased by husband Alan ( June 2015) and son Tim (August 2009). Doreen loved Alan all her married life and received his love in return. A celebration of Doreen’s life will take place at St. David-By-the-Sea Anglican church in Saanich,BC

Matt Waldner
1991 – 2015
It is with profound sadness, the family of Matthew Paul Waldner
announced that he passed away in a motor vehicle accident on
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at the age of 24 years.
Matthew loved and lived life to the fullest. He was a free spirit and
somewhat of a daredevil. Matthew loved hunting, riding his quad and
motorbike, fishing and camping. Most of all, he loved spending time
with his family. He also enjoyed hockey and played minor league for
many years growing up. Matthew was an amazing son, brother, grandson,
cousin, nephew and friend. He was honest, respectful and conscientious
toward everyone he came into contact with; you could not help but be
drawn in by his charm.
Matthew graduated from W.R. Myers High School. He was a hard worker
and was very loyal to Canelson Drilling who he started working for
after he graduated high school. He has been with the company for seven
years and was working his way up the ranks.
Matthew is survived by his parents Miriam and Ernest Waldner, his
brother Cole, his grandmothers Annie Waldner and Elizabeth Stahl, many
aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was predeceased by his grandfathers Joe Waldner and Paul Stahl,
his aunt Ruth Waldner and uncle Pete Waldner.
Matthew is loved and will be deeply missed!
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at
Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Sunday, August
16, 2015 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at the Evangelical Free Church, 5431
– 48 Avenue, Taber on Monday, August 17, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. Burial to
follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by
visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone:
(403) 223-8778.

Lulah Gibb
1910 – 2015
Lulah Maud Gibb, beloved wife of the late Ross Gibb, passed away in Taber on Friday, August 14, 2015 at the age of 104 years.
Further information including service details will follow once arrangements have been finalized.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

Sub Nishi
1926 – 2015
Saburo Nishi, beloved husband of Kimino Nishi, passed away on Thursday, August 13, 2015 at the age of 88 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at the Buddhist Temple of Southern Alberta, 470 – 40 Street South, Lethbridge on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. Burial will follow at the Bow Island Cemetery at 2:00 P.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
No Koden or flowers by request.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


Albert Kalvi
1923 – 2015
Albert Kalvi, beloved husband of Josephine, passed away in Lethbridge on Thursday, August 13, 2015 at the age of 92 years.
Besides his loving wife Josephine, Albert is survived by their sons Joseph of Lethbridge and John of Dana Point, California; daughter-in-law Linda of Cambridge, Ontario; grandchildren Jason Bronco, Curtis Andrew, LeAnna Lee, Lexington Rachel, Madison Leonard and great granddaughter Marley Grace.
He was predeceased by his son Bronco, daughter-in-law Laurel Lee, his two brothers Petar and Ivo in Croatia, and his infant sons Drago and Zdenko in Croatia.
Albert was born in Gornja Obrijez, Croatia. He moved to France where he learned much of his trade, and yet to find a better life he packed up his young family and immigrated to Canada in the winter of 1959. Albert and Josephine settled down in Taber where he worked as a carpenter, eventually retiring in Lethbridge. With little education, he still managed to make a living to support his family. He was so grateful to all those who helped him along the way. In his spare time, Albert loved to entertain family and friends. He has returned home but will forever be remembered.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Monday, August 17, 2015 at 5:00 P.M.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, 5009 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


On July 13, 2015, Sandra Maria Lamb passed away at Legacy Lodge in Lethbridge at the age of 64 years. She is survived by her mother Eila in Lethbridge; sister Louise (Norman), brother Ross (Laurie) and her nephew and 3 nieces (all in Winnipeg); and her cousins in BC and New York. Sandra was predeceased by her father Charles (1962) and her sister Kathy (1974).

Born in Alert Bay, BC, Sandra lived for 10 years in Nimpkish, a logging camp where her father taught in a one-room school. The family moved to Surrey, BC in 1961 and remained on the lower mainland until moving to Manitoba in 1971, where Sandra attended the University of Manitoba, earning a B.Sc. in zoology and a degree in dentistry.

In 1982, Sandra moved to Alberta to practice dentistry as a civilian employee with the Canadian military. She was much liked for her professional skill, her comradeship and her sense of humour (she was awarded the honorary title “Dr. Lambo” and relished wearing fatigues and providing emergency dental services during training maneuvers). After leaving the military, Sandra trained in acupuncture and Traditional Chinese medicine with Dr. Steven Aung and went to China for further training. She also became a Buddhist. She was always grateful to Dr. Aung for his professional mentorship and spiritual guidance.

After working some time in Alberta, Sandra developed several auto- immune disorders which compelled her early retirement. In 2005 she and her mother moved to a lovely property outside Lethbridge. There, Sandra enjoyed serene coulee views, her beloved pets and the abundant wildlife. In 2014, Sandra’s deteriorating health forced her to enter Legacy Lodge in Lethbridge. She resided there until her death.

Sandra was dedicated to addressing the needs of others. She had an especially soft heart for children and animals and was a great favourite of her nieces and nephew. Sandra also took every opportunity to appreciate the beauty and spiritual power of nature.

Special thanks to Dr. A. McPherson and Dr. Erwin Li for their skilled and compassionate care. Thanks also to the staff at Sandra’s cottage at Legacy Lodge and to the staff of Paradigm Home Health.

If desired, donations can be made in Sandra’s honour to: the Alberta Birds of Prey Foundation in Coaldale, Lethbridge People for Animal Welfare (PAW) or the Lethbridge and District Humane Society.

A celebration of Sandra’s life will be held at Evergreen Funeral Chapel in Lethbridge at 1 pm on Monday August 24, 2015 with a reception immediately thereafter.

The family of AUDREY GALE MANY GREY HORSES (Komoo’niitaapaaki) sadly announces her unexpected passing in Lethbridge August 7th, 2015. Audrey was born June 11, 1956 at the Blood Indian Hospital in Cardston to Bridget Many Grey Horses (nee BlackWater) and Douglas Many Grey Horses Sr. Audrey spent her early childhood at her family home near the St. Mary’s dam. She later attended St. Mary’s residential school from the age of 5 until high school graduation. Audrey attended post secondary school at the University of Lethbridge majoring in Communications. She is survived by her daughter Lanna Dee Many Grey Horses; her siblings: Rosie, Douglas (Carolyn), Calvert (Connie), Valerie, Rex (Yolanda) and Elizabeth Smith (Merle). Also, her step-mother: Theresa; Her maternal uncle and aunt Anthony Blackwater (Lorna) and Joanne (Joe); her paternal Aunts: Molly, Evelyn, Donna, Mary, Martha, Terry, Rebecca. Her nieces and nephews: Bridget (Richard), Brooke (Brian), Eva (Trevor), Darryl (Cheryl), Scotty, Jyme, Jay (Kiley), Kevin (Zana), Cherish, Truman, Quindy (Inniskim), Casey (Tiffany), Craig (Christen), Kelly (Carlos), Mike (Claudia), Jesse (Dawn), Jessica (Salah), John Douglas, Kyle, Michelle (Lee), Melissa, Rex Jr. Audrey also had fondness for her numerous great-nieces and nephews too numerous to mention. Audrey is predeceased by her parents Douglas Sr. and Bridget. Also, by her siblings: Cecil, Joe and Rita Holy White Man, and Bryan Many Grey Horses; her brother in-law Jackie Crowshoe; her niece Kari-lyn “tweety” Soop.

While attending school, Audrey excelled in academics; and, was known for her athletic ability especially playing basketball. She was one of the star players with the “Warriorettes” who went on to win several championships including the Western Canada Winter Games. She strongly encouraged her daughter, nieces and nephews to further their education and continue in athletic achievements. Audrey was known for her generosity, kindness, and quick wit. At the same time, she could be headstrong, determined and tough. She enjoyed spending time with her family including travelling with her daughter to Alaska, San Francisco, Ottawa, Montreal, and all over the US. Audrey spent a number of years with her daughter and mother living in Vancouver, BC. Vancouver was her second home with many family and friends living there. She moved back to Lethbridge to look after her mom. Audrey was very close to her mom and her passing affected her deeply.

A Wake Service will be held at Senator Gladstone Hall Sunday August 16, 2015 from 7pm – 11pm. The Funeral mass will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Monday, Aug. 17th at 11:00 a.m. Internment will follow at the Family Cemetery near St. Mary’s dam – followed by a feast honoring Audrey at the Senator Gladstone Hall.

Kost Menzak

1935 – 2015

Mr. Kost Menzak of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Heidi Menzak, passed away on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at the age of 79 years.

Close friends and family are invited to a Funeral Service at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB. Those who wish to pay their final respects may do so one hour prior to the Funeral Service.

Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.

Larry Grant Nelson

1951 – 2015

Mr. Larry Grant Nelson of Magrath, beloved husband of Allyn Nelson, passed away on August 11, 2015 at the age of 63 years.

A Celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, August 17, 2015 at the JOHN MARTIN RECREATION AREA – PAVAN PARK, (110-62 Avenue North).

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in honor of Larry to the Jack Addy Cancer Centre 1A129, 960 – 19th Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 1W5, or to the Raymond Auxiliary to Health Care Facilities (Box 599, Raymond, AB T0K 2S0)

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LARRY RABBIT, beloved husband of the late Patsy Rabbit, of the Blood Reserve, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Thursday, August 13th, 2015 at the age of 73 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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passed away at home in Carstairs AB on August the 7th following a short illness. He was 82 years old. Reg grew up in the Coaldale area helping his family on the farm. He shared his mother’s love of music and mastered the accordion at a very young age. Music was his passion and he loved to perform on stage with his band “Reg and Company” In his later years Reg enjoyed a quiet life with his wife Liz on an acreage. They loved taking care of their animals, gardening and cooking. Reg loved to make people smile by telling a joke or cooking his famous perogies and cabbage rolls. Reg adored his children, step-children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered. If you were lucky enough to have him in your life then you know that there will never be another Reg. A private memorial to be held at later date. In leu of flowers a memorial donation may be made to Long and Mcquade Lethbridge attn. Leanne. To help children less fortunate enjoy music in their lives.

Wesley “Wes” Wolowidnyk

1947 – 2015

Wesley “Wes” Wolowidnyk of Coalhurst, beloved husband of Bernice Wolowidnyk, passed away suddenly on August 10, 2015 at the age of 68.

A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, with Pastor Rodger Halvorsen officiating.

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