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By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on November 2, 2015.

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Virginia “Gina” Cattoni


Mrs. Virginia “Gina” Cattoni of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Joseph Cattoni passed away on Friday, October 30, 2015 at the age of 91 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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

Wanda Djordjevic


Mrs. Wanda Djordjevic of Brooks, beloved wife of the late Mr. Milenko “Mike” Djordjevic, passed away on Sunday, November 1, 2015 at the age of 92 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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 Bruce Webster
1957 – 2015
Bruce William Webster, beloved husband of Karen Webster, passed away in Taber on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at the age of 58 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at the First Christian Reformed Church, 3902 Heritage Drive, Taber on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
The Burial Service will be held at Evergreen Memorial Gardens, 16204 Fort Rd NW, Edmonton on Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 2:00 P.M.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


GEORGE ANDREW GANGUR, beloved husband of Mary Ellen Gangur, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at St. Therese Villa, on Friday, October 30, 2015 at the age of 85 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


ERNEST “BRUCE” HARVEY, beloved husband of the late Ruth, left this world peacefully on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 in Raymond at the age of 79 years.

He is the loving father of Patricia of Lundbreck, Phil (Wendy) of Raymond, Andy (Shannon) of Chilliwack, B.C., Rob (Shelly) of Stirling, Kim (Robert) of Lethbridge and Penny (Jason) also of Lethbridge. He leaves behind 11 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren and a sister-in-law, Elva.

Dad was predeceased by his wife Ruth, parents Ernest and Ervie Harvey, in-laws Raymond and Nellie Watson, and Lou Watson.

Dad was born October 13, 1936 in Gormley, Ontario to Ernest and Ervie Harvey. He met his one true love and they married in 1955. Dad loved to tinker with anything that needed fixing and spent many hours in his shop. He was a handy guy and well known in the community as the “appliance repair man”. His evenings were spent side by side with Mom discussing the finer points of life or he was at the auction sales where he never could pass up a bargain. He was known for his infectious smile and great sense of humor. Dad was an active and devoted member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, November 2, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, KNIGHT STREET CHAPEL, 260 East, 200 North, Raymond, with Bishop Jim Steed officiating.

Friends may meet the family prior to the service from 12:00 noon to 12:45 p.m. at the church.

Interment to follow in the Stirling Cemetery.


April 21, 1936 – October 27, 2015

HERMANUS “HERMAN” HOOGERDIJK of Lethbridge was called home by our Lord and Saviour, surrounded by his family at St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit, on Tuesday, October 27, 2015.

A Private Family Burial will be held at ROYAL VIEW CEMETERY.

A Memorial Service will be held at TRINITY REFORMED CHURCH, 1100-40th Ave. North, Lethbridge, AB., on Monday, November 2nd, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Stephen M. Arrick officiating.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


July 21, 1920, Vancouver BC – October 30, 2015, Lethbridge AB

JOHN JOSEPH (JACK) SIMPSON, beloved husband of the late Eileen Simpson, passed away Friday, October 30, 2015 at the age of 95 years surrounded by his family.

John is survived by his sister Agnes Heppner, his son John (Pat) Simpson and his daughter Margaret Leys. John has also left behind four grandchildren: Cameron Simpson, Curtis Simpson, Doug (Luana) Leys, Alivia (Ian) Bokvist-Leys as well as four great-grandchildren: Miranda (Simpson) Hargreaves, Mackenzie Bokvist, Cullan Bokvist, and Jack Leys.

John was predeceased by, his parents John and Margaret, his brothers Leo and Eddie, and his sisters Catherine, Marge and Isabelle.

John spent his early life in Vancouver until his family relocated to the Pincher Creek area. He was kept busy working on the family farm. In April 1941, John was deployed overseas and served in the First Armed Brigade R.C.E.M.E and held the rank of Craftsman.

During some time spent in England, John met the love of his life Eileen O’Sullivan. When the war ended in 1945, John made the move back to Southern Alberta with Eileen and their infant son John. Not long after they were settled, they were blessed with another child, daughter Margaret. While the kids were young, John ranched and farmed in the Pincher Creek and Lethbridge area. Eventually, John and Eileen moved the family to Lethbridge, and in 1960 he began a 25 year career as a postal carrier with Canada Post until his retirement in 1985.

John was an avid outdoorsmen – he loved fishing and camping, especially sitting around the campfire. He loved being surrounded by family and friends and never turned down a good game of cribbage or a round of darts. He was more than happy to welcome visitors and was quick to offer a drink – dark rum and coke was his favorite.

John was much loved and will be missed by many. He didn’t leave this world without imparting on his friends and family the importance of enjoying the simple pleasures in life – a roaring campfire, a good story, or a funny joke. But most importantly, he knew the value of family and was always there when needed.

A funeral service will be held at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13 Street North, Lethbridge, on Wednesday, Nov 4th, 2015 at 1:00 p.m.


LUDWIG MARTIN STEIN, beloved husband of Lotte Stein of Lethbridge, passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre, on Friday, October 23, 2015 at the age of 84 years.

A Celebration of Life will be held at IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 20 Rocky Mountain Blvd. West, Lethbridge, AB, on Monday, November 2, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Richard Brown officiating.

Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com

Melvin Robert Wapple

1931 – 2015

Melvin Robert Wapple of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Freda Wapple, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at the age of 83 years.

Melvin (Mel) was born in Humboldt, Saskatchewan. He spent 27 years working for Co-op in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta and was the Regional Manager of Federated Co-op in Regina, SK. Mel served on the boards of the local and provincial credit union for many years and served on the Assessment Appeal Board for the City of Lethbridge. Mel enjoyed fishing, golf and taking long walks with his dogs Riley and Courrie. His favorite hockey team was the Calgary Flames. He was an amazing cribbage player and enjoyed a good game with friends and family. He and his wife Freda also enjoyed feeding the deer at their home in west Lethbridge.

Besides his loving wife Freda, Melvin is survived by his four daughters; Kerron Kidd (Winnipeg, MB), Judy Wapple (Kelowna BC), Bonnie Kester (Nantucket, MA) and Susan Land (Victoria Harbor, ON); three sons Kevin Wapple (Medicine Hat, AB), James Wapple (Fernie, BC), and Shawn Wapple (Lethbridge, AB); step children Sharon (Glen) Zenith, Dianne Vaselenak, Lisa (Mark) Chater; grandchildren Bob and David, Jonathon, Lisa and Jennifer, Joel, Philip and Stephen, Kirk, Jenna-Lee and Allyssa, Nicole and Robert, Danielle and Taylor, and Emily and Jessica; step grandchildren Mila, Laura, Michael, Kathleen; sisters Sharon and Darlene; brothers John and Arnold; 12 great grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families.

Melvin was predeceased by his parents Fred and Olive Wapple; brothers and sister Fred, Patrick and Patricia; children Joel and Boyd; and grandchild Kristopher.

Vigil Rites (Prayers) will be held at 7:00pm, on Sunday, November 1, 2015, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4th Street South, Lethbridge.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00am, on Monday, November 2, 2015, at ST. MARTHA’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 355 Columbia Blvd West Lethbridge, with Father Roque Pereira officiating. Cremation to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Mel’s name may be made to Brooks Animal Protection Society, at Box 86, Brooks, Alberta, T1R 1B2, http://www.bapsociety.com, 403-362-4323.

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

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