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By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on November 9, 2015.

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CORINNE LADAWN BENNETT, beloved wife of LaVoy Bennett, passed away in Cardston on Friday, November 6, 2015 at the age of 75 years.

The Funeral service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, SOUTH HILL CHAPEL, Cardston on Saturday, November 14th at 11:00 a.m.

Friends may meet the family from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service. Interment to follow in the Kimball Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to: http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca

Mary Biggers

1925 – 2015

Mary Biggers of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Boyd Biggers, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at the age of 90 years.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00am on Monday, November 9, 2015 at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 12 Ave South, Lethbridge, with Father Kevin Tumback officiating.

In lieu of flowers please make a memorial donation to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, Box 2211, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 4K7, or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317-10th St. S. Lethbridge, AB, T1J 2M7.

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Jerry Browning

1938 – 2015

Mr. Jerry Browning of Coaldale, beloved husband of Mrs. Margaret “Maggie” Browning, passed away on Friday, November 6, 2015 at the age of 77 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced on Thursday, November 12, 2015.

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April 19, 1942 – November 03, 2015

Betty Jean, loving mother to Bonnie Rene Morin and Paula Yvette Lloyd, passed away in Edmonton on Tuesday, November 03, 2015 at the age of 73 years. Betty Jean will be remembered and dearly missed by her 2 daughters, grandchildren; Collin, Curtis, Adam, Greg, Veronica, Joshua, Katlyn and James, great grandchildren; Kyle, Raven, Jasmine Rose, Autumn Rain, Livia and Rueben; three sisters; Dolores, Georgia (Norris), and Verna (Eric) as well as many nieces and nephews, uncles, aunts and cousins. She is predeceased by her parents George and Fern Christensen and son – in- law Glen Morin. Betty was a kind, caring and hard working mother dedicated to her family. Her compassion and acts of service touched many lives.

A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 10:00 am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 14010 74 Street, Edmonton, AB with a viewing half hour prior to service. Interment to follow in Lethbridge, Alberta on Friday, November 13, 2015.


BETTY-JEAN FINLEY, beloved wife of the late John Finley, passed away on Saturday, November 7, 2015 in the Raymond Hospital at the age of 87 years.

A Graveside Service will be held at a later date.

Susie Hofer

1934 – 2015

Susie Hofer of Wolf Creek Colony, passed away peacefully at the age of 81 on Sunday, November 8, 2015.

Susie was born on September 21, 1934 in Stirling, AB. Although Susie had a chronic illness, she was always happy and never complained. Every day she sung her favorite German hymns that she remembered from kindergarten and wouldn’t go to bed without saying a prayer. Susie’s dear sister Annie, has been by her side for the last 25 years; taking care of Susie in the bad times and sharing a laugh in the good times. Thank you to all of the people who took care of Susie throughout the years. God will bless you dearly.

Susie is survived by her brothers Mike (Rachel) and Joe (Sarah) of Wolf Creek. Her sisters Elizabeth (Jake) of Turner, MT, Annie of Wolf Creek, Katie (Rev. Darius) of Donalda, and Maria (Darius) of Mayfield, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Susie was predeceased by her loving parents Mike and Susie Hofer, and her brother Josh (Elizabeth) of Wolf Creek.

A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 am on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at Wolf Creek Colony.

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Bonnie Kovacs

1944 – 2015

Bonnie Kovacs of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Andy Kovacs, passed away peacefully at Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, November 2, 2015 at the age of 71 years.

Family and friends are invited to a Graveside Service at 1:00pm on Monday, November 9, 2015 at MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY, 1210 Scenic Drive South, with a Come and Go reception to follow at 1:30pm at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4th St. S. Lethbridge.

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JAMES HENRY OSTRUP passed away on October 29, 2015 after suffering a stroke on Oct 4. Jim was born on March 7, 1931 to Bessie Nelson and James Ostrup Sr. in Taber, AB and spent his growing up years in Picture Butte. Jim joined the army in 1950 when he was 19 years old and he was a member of the 2nd Battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry. While serving in the Korean War, his battalion earned the United States Presidential Unit Citation for their participation in the battle of Kapyong, a very rare honour for a Canadian Unit. Jim signed up for the Airborne (Paratroopers), did 19 jumps in his career and earned his “wings”. From 1953-55 he served with NATO in Germany and then in 1964 he served for five months in the Belgian Congo as a UN Peacekeeper. He retired to civilian life in 1966. Jim married Frances Drake in 1958 and they have been together for over 57 years. In 1967, the family moved to Picture Butte where Jim was employed at Kane Farms and the Picture Butte sugar factory. The kids have fond memories of their dad happily whistling as he walked home through the coulees. Jim retired from the Taber sugar factory in 1992 and for the next 20 years, Jim and Frances spent the winters in Texas, where they loved to dance, play crib and go on weekly trips to Mexico. Jim enjoyed all sports, especially the Blue Jays. He worked hard at anything he did. He loved gardening and his yard was always beautiful. Jim was a character and he loved to tease and laugh. He loved his family. Jim spent many happy hours playing crib in his garage with his buddies from the cul-de-sac, even leaving an unfinished game still set up in the garage as a reminder of our loss. Each year he marched in remembrance of the fallen soldiers. This year he will march as one of them. Jim was predeceased by his oldest son Neil. He will always be remembered by his wife, Frances; Karen (Dave) Lakusta; Cindy (Jim) Toone; Sheri (Albert) VanNistelrooy; Jimmie (Karen) Ostrup; Glen (Jody) Ostrup; 13 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. The family would like to thank Dr. Mueller and the nursing staff at CRH for their wonderful care of Jim. Please join the family for a celebration of Jim’s life on November 10th, 2015 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at the ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION, 324 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge.


AL SINCLAIR beloved husband of Marilyn Sinclair of Lethbridge, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, at the age of 81 years.

Besides his loving wife Marilyn, Al is remembered by two sons, John (Siarron) Sinclair of Calgary and Gabe Sinclair of Lethbridge. He is also survived by a special grandson Micheal Houghton of Lethbridge and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by two brothers Max and Bob as well as his parents Colin and Elizabeth.

Al was born December 5, 1933 in Maple Creek, SK where he was raised and educated. At the age of 16 years, Al had to go to work when his father passed away suddenly on Christmas Day. He began his career in trucking and construction. After marrying Marilyn Mills, Al returned to school and graduated with his #1 welding certificate. Al and Marilyn moved to Lethbridge in 1968. Al was employed at various locations including Dueck Excavating and Big D Excavating. When he retired at 65, Al spent a lot of summertime at improving his family cabin in the Cypress Hills. This is where he will be laid to rest.

Al enjoyed country music and playing the guitar. He was a very good dancer. When he was younger, Al boxed at the Maple Creek Boxing Club for over 8 years, winning many trophies and awards in Maple Creek, Swift Current and Moose Jaw.

Al was a friend to many especially those in the trucking business. He was a good husband and father who will be sadly missed.

A Celebration of Al’s life will be held at the MCKILLOP UNITED CHURCH, 2329-15th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 3:00 P.M. with Rev. Trevor Potter and Rev. Terry Schillington officiating.

In memory of Al, memorial donations may be made to Cypress Hills Park-Community Centre Fund, Box 2175, Maple Creek, SK, S0N 1N0.

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

Born on December 23, 2013 in Lethbridge, JESUS RAE DANIEL VIELLE passed away in Stand Off on November 2, 2015 at the age of 22 months.

He leaves behind his loving parents Kandis Spear Chief and Morgan Vielle; siblings Colby, Layla and Melvin Vielle, Alexis Mogan Jr. And Keyshay Meguinis; grandparents Melvin White Man Left & Renee Spear Chief, Martin & Elizabeth Vielle; great grandparents Teresa (Ken) Scout, Gordon Good Dagger and the late Harriet Spear Chief.

Jesus has a number of uncles: Andy (Cynthia) Spear Chief, Darnell, Zachary & Koda White Man Left, Ernie Newman and Kyle Across The Mountain. Also aunties: Vanessa (Travis) Spear Chief, Terressa White Man Left, Vivian (Trevor) Crane Chief, Cheryl (Miles), Eleanor (Kevin), Lillian Vielle, Rochelle (Nathan) Wolf and the late Maryann White Man Left,

A Wake Service will be at the Old Saipoyi Gym, Stand Off on Monday, November 9th from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve on Tuesday, November 10th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in St. Catherine’s Cemetery.

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

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