January 16th, 2021


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on August 31, 2015.

Mary Chuen

MARY CHUEN, formerly of Bow Island and Medicine Hat, passed away peacefully at St. Therese Villa in Lethbridge on August 23, 2015. Mary is survived by her brother Norman Chuen and sisters Hazel Fong and her children: Linda Fong (Binx) Selby and daughter, James (Linda) Fong and children, David (Anwen) and children, Shari (Dennis) Boisvert and children, Chris (Janelle) Fong and children; Violet Fong and her children: Larry (Angela) and children, Gary (Denise) Fong and children, Donald (Deb) Fong and children, Randy Fong and children, Daryl Fong, Rodney Fong and Valerie Fong.

Mary was predeceased by her parents Sun and Bow Sim Chuen; sisters, Irene and Helen; brothers, Harry and George; and brothers-in-law John Fong and Lorne Fong.

Mary was born and raised in Bow Island, AB where she lived for the majority of her life before moving to Medicine Hat and eventually Lethbridge. Mary spent her entire working career in the family grocery store which she managed with her brothers George and Harry. Mary’s ready smile and belief that only the best was good enough made her a favourite amongst the store’s customers. Former customers of the store always speak fondly of Mary and how her kindness and generosity will never be forgotten. It was not uncommon to have your grocery order arrive with a little something extra and a package of cookies or a few chocolate bars for the kids; no one needed to ask where it came from, everyone knew it was Mary’s way of saying “Hello” and “Thank-you”. Mary loved children and dogs and saved her biggest smiles for them; even later in life she always made sure she had a chocolate bar or doggy treat ready at hand for her favourite visitors. Mary’s life was not without adversity and she encountered many challenges to her health, especially in her later years. She overcame each challenge with stubborn determination and dealt with the consequences with a quiet pride. Mary spent her last years as a residence of St. Therese Villa in Lethbridge and her family wishes to thank everyone for the kind care they provided, especially over the last month.

Family and friends are invited to pay their final respects from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm on Sunday, August 30, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB.

A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm, on Monday, August 31, 2015 at the SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH, 1011 – 4th Ave., Lethbridge, AB. Interment to follow in the Mountain View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be directed to the Alzheimer Society of Canada, #403, 740 – 4th Ave. S, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 0N9 or the charity of your choice.

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Joe Meier
1944 – 2015
Joseph Meier, beloved husband of Shirley Meier, passed away in
Lethbridge on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at the age of 70 years.
The Funeral Service will be held at the Hays Community Hall, Hays on
Monday, August 31, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. Condolences may be forwarded by
visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Besides his loving wife Shirley, Joe will be remembered by their
three children Rick (Gloria) Meier of Hays and their family Whitney
and Joel; Kelly (Brenda) Meier of Hays and their family Derek (Taylor)
(their son Kayden), Devyn and Erin; Shelley (Terry) Mehlhaff of Hays
and their family Alysha and Conrad. Joe will also be remembered by his
siblings Caroline (Phillip) Bosch, Philip (Janet) Meier, John (Betty)
Meier, Frank Meier, Veronica (Joe) Deck and by numerous nieces and
He was predeceased by his parents John and Genny Meier, sister Jane
(Dennis) Andruschak, sister Barbara (Clem) Andreas and brother Adam
Joe was born in Leader, Saskatchewan on September 16, 1944. He and
Shirley were married in taber and spent many happy years in Hays. Joe
enjoyed playing many sports, farming, lease riding and driving school
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone:
(403) 223-8778.


EVELYN ANNA HENDRY, passed away at the Good Samaritan Society Prairie Ridge in Raymond, on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at the age of 85 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

Edwin Kiffiak

1942 – 2015

Edwin Harry Kiffiak of Foremost, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away suddenly alongside his loving wife, Gale Woodward, on Monday, August 24, 2015.

Edwin was born in Coaldale on September 3, 1942. He grew up on the family farm near Legend, where he developed a love of nature and a connection to the prairie land. After he graduated from Foremost High School, he attended and graduated from the SAIT where he studied land surveying. He took his newly learned skills to the Yukon, where he had many adventures while surveying remote northern locations. Always up for a new experience, he took a trip with several friends in the late 1960s where he drove a VW van from Canada to the tip of South America and back. It was on this trip, on a beach in Guatemala, where he met Karen, the woman who would later become his wife of 40 years. After their marriage, they moved to the Kiffiak homestead to begin farming full time. It was here that he raised his family and established Foremost Seeds Ltd. He was a loyal and deeply loving husband and father. He was a very gentle and sensitive man, concerned for the needs and burdens of others, and had a particular gift in reaching out to those who were hurting or lonely. His faith in God was central in every aspect of his life and his love for his LORD and saviour, Jesus Christ, was the well from which sprang his generous spirit, forgiving soul, and his love for his family and community. It was after the death of his wife, Karen, that Edwin met another beautiful lady named Gale Woodward. After a short courtship, they were married in January 2015, and their love for one another, and joy at having found it, was evident to all who knew them. Gale brought the light back into his eyes and their brief time together was permeated with peace, caring, love, laughter, and adventure.

Edwin is survived by his daughter Carolyn Anderson (Tim), son Nathan Kiffiak, grandson Jack Anderson, brothers Dennis Kiffiak (Beatriz), Oral Kiffiak (Joanne), sister Erna Topliffe, mother-in-law Naomi Faye Bowser, sisters-in-law Carol McMains (Bob), Janice Bowen, Lynne Mangels (Dave) as well as numerous loving nephews and nieces, and many recently added members from Gale’s family.

Edwin is predeceased by his father Harry Kiffiak, his mother Margaret Kiffiak, father-in-law John T Bowser, daughter Rachelle Lynne Kiffiak, and wife Karen Kay Kiffiak.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 7:00-8:00 pm on Sunday, August 30, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, August 31, 2015 at the FOREMOST COMMUNITY HALL, 802 – 1st Ave W, Foremost, AB. A private interment will be held prior to the service at the Foremost Cemetery.

For those who wish, donations in Edwin and/or Gale’s memory may be made to Southern Alberta Bible Camp, PO Box 99, Lomond, AB T0L 1G0, or Gideon’s Lethbridge camp, c/o John Regier 2225-27th Ave South Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 6K5

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DANIEL (DAN) KNIFE, husband of the late Rondina Savis, passed away suddenly in Vancouver, BC on August 21, 2015 at the age of 55 years. He was born on May 26, 1960 to the late Jim & Maude Knife.

He is survived by 3 step- children, Marlisa Brown, Marcus Brown, & Robert White from Vancouver; his brothers Pete (May), Joseph (Margaret), Edward (Tammy), John (Jackie), Richard (Yvette); one sister Annie; auntie Irene McHugh – all from the Blood Reserve. Extended families: Knife, Chief Calf, Wolf Child, Shot Both Sides, Spear Chief, Eagle Tail Feathers, Eagle Bear, Sweet Grass, Twigg, Plume, Big Swallow, Young Pine, Prairie Chicken, Day Rider, Crane Chief, Hind Bull. The family apologizes to family and friends whose names were missed.

A Family Service will be at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Sunday, August 30th from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. The Wake Service will follow at the Old Saipoyi Gym, Stand Off from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve on Monday, August 31st at 11:00 a.m . Interment in St. Catherine’s Cemetery.

Send condolences to: http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca

LAZARICK, Brenda Eleanor,

Passed away peacefully on Friday August 21, 2015 in her 59th year. Brenda will be dearly missed by her loving partner Ron, “HER ROCK”, son Randy and daughter-in-law Melanie and grandson Liam. Predeceased by her mother Mary Blair, step-father Robert and brother Ronnie. Brenda will be missed by her

brothers LeRoy(Dolores), Wayne(Cindy) and sisters Gloria(Larry) and Priscilla. She will be remembered as being generous, kind and caring to everyone she met and knew. In keeping with Brenda’s wishes cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday August 30,2015 at 3p.m. at Rideau Acres Campground “Baldwin Room” 1014 Cunningham Road Kingston, Ontario.

Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society 496 Days Road Kingston, Ontario K7M 5R4 or The Heart and Stroke Foundation 720 Progress Avenue

Kingston, Ontario K7M 4W9 would be appreciated by the family.


Edward Leon (Ted) Lebel

1936 – 2015

Edward Leon (Ted) LeBel of Lundbreck, AB, beloved husband of Darlene LeBel, passed away peacefully on August 25th, 2015 at the age 79 years.

Ted was born on May 24th, 1936 in Pincher Creek, Alberta to Leon and Teresa LeBel. He was raised on the family farm on the Crook Road south of Pincher Creek. He attended St. Michaels Roman Catholic School in Pincher Creek. In the early 1950’s he left school to work on the family farm. When Ted wasn’t working the family farm, any spare time he could find was spent hunting and fishing in the foothills and rocky mountains South of Pincher Creek. In May of 1958 he married Darlene Marie Callaghan, Ted and Darlene spent the 1960’s and 1970’s raising their family in the West Kootneys of B.C. and Southern Alberta. In 2004 Ted retired with his wife Darlene of 57 years to the foothills of Southern Alberta. Ted was never content to sit still. He headed the building of the family cabin at Lee Lake. Ted enjoyed being involved with several community groups.

Ted was a devout Man, who committed 2 years of intense study in order to become a professed member of the religious order of the Secular Franciscans.

Ted was pre-deceased by his son, Stanley Keith, and his brother Lionel and his parents Leon and Theresa LeBel

Ted is survived by his wife, Darlene, 2 sons, Stephen (Jo-Anne); Jesse (Marianne). Grand Children, Gordon (Esther); Lorianne (Shreyo); David (Samantha); Nicholas (Kayleigh); and Great grandson Ezekial. Ted is also survived by his sisters, Antoinette; Grace (Herbert); Leona (Ronald); and Marjorie (LeRoy)

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1:00pm, on Saturday, August 29, 2015, at ST. MICHAEL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 958 Christie Ave, Pincher Creek, with Father Silvano Vargas, celebrant.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Michael’s Health Centre Foundation, 1400 – 9th Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4V5.

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LILLIAN REBRYNA, Late of Prince Albert, SK, formerly of Lethbridge, AB passed away on August 27, 2015 in Prince Albert, SK. At Lillian’s request no service will be held. Arrangements in care of MacKenzie Chapel & Crematorium. Brian and Bev Stobbs, Funeral Directors. 306.763.8488 http://www.MacKenzieChapel.ca

Mary Lou (O’Neill) Winge

The family of Mary Lou, daughter of the late Hugh and Anne O’Neill, are sad to announce her death on December 6th, 2014 in Salinas California of pulmonary fibrosis.

She is survived by her husband Bruce, two daughters, one son and one granddaughter all of California. Sisters Peggy (Seattle) Doreen and Karen and families of Victoria, B.C.

Mary Lou completed her schooling in the Lethbridge area. She obtained her RN training in Calgary at Holy Cross Hospital and moved to California in 1968 where she presided until her passing

Cora Van’t Hof
1933 – 2015
Cornelia Van’t Hof, beloved wife of the late Aart Van’t Hof,
passed away in Taber on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at the age of 82
A private burial service will held at the Taber Memorial Garden prior
to the funeral service.
The Funeral Service will be held at the First Christian Reformed
Church, 3902 Heritage Drive, Taber on Monday, August 31, 2015 at 12:00
P.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at
http://www.southlandfuneral.com [1].
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone:
(403) 223-8778.

Micheal J. Sample

The family of Michael are sad to announce his death on May 16th, 2015 in Seattle, Washington after a valiant fight against cancer.

He was the beloved husband of Peggy, the daughter of the late Hugh and Anne O’Neill.

Besides his wife he is survived by son Mark(Nikki). daughter Jill(Mark) and 3 grandsons all residing in California. Sisters-in-law Doreen and Karen(Stephen) and their families in Victoria, BC.

Henry Rennie

1921 – 2015

Mr. Henry Alexander Rennie, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Gertrude Rennie, passed away on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at the age of 94 at the St. Therese Villa in Lethbridge, Alberta.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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MERLIN DELOY ROAN, beloved husband of LeAnne Roan, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at the age of 68 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

Gerald Sarka

1935 – 2015

Mr. Gerald Sarka, beloved husband of Mrs. Gail Sarka passed away on Friday, August

28, 2015 at the age of 80 years at the St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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

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