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By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on December 14, 2015.




WENDY (ASPLUND) CAMPBELL, of Raymond, Alberta passed away December 10, 2015. Wendy is predeceased by her parents, Wendel and Leah Asplund, and by her parents-in-law, Bill and Elna Campbell.

Wendy is survived by her loving husband of 51 years Darrel, and by her five children: Jim (Yvonne) Campbell, Brock (Pam) Campbell, Georgie (Dale) Oviatt, Robert (Angie) Campbell, and David (Rachel) Campbell. She is also survived by 19 grandchildren: Dali, Sean, Julie, Laura, Dennis, Megan, Paige, Darrel, Ethan, Aidan, William, Holland, Tim, Beth, Mark, Neil, Jack, Edith and Claire.

Wendy was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and valued church and family above all else.

Friends may meet with the family on Monday night, December 14, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the LDS – Raymond Stake Center.

The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, RAYMOND STAKE CENTER, 2 N, 200 W, Raymond, on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with Bishop Ted Anderson officiating.

Douglas “Doug” Snowdon

1983 – 2015

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Douglas “Doug” Snowdon on Sunday, December 6, 2015.

Doug was an avid outdoorsman and an excellent hunter. His love for animals was what made him so special. He excelled in the meat cutting trade and was also well known for his creativity in drawing, music and culinary arts.

Doug is survived by his wife Melissa (Emond) Snowdon; parents Jim and Dianna Snowdon of Fort Macleod; sister Tammy (Rick) Hawes; nephews Griffin and Logan from Cranbrook; grandmother Grace Kennedy; many aunts and uncles and lots of special close friends who were like family to Doug.

Doug was predeceased by his “fur kids” Sahara and Winston, who were extremely special to Doug.

Doug will be dearly missed, he was loved and cherished by so many. He was kind hearted, caring, and generous..

A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, December 14, 2015 at 10:00am at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Pastor Scott Currie officiating.

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

FERGUSON, Eileen Marie

April 8, 1940 – Diamond City, Alberta

December 8, 2015 – Calgary, Alberta

Eileen Marie Ferguson (nee Lyon) passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Tuesday, Dec. 8.

Predeceased by husband, Gordon, she grew up in Diamond City near Lethbridge and was a retired nurse at Rockyview General Hospital in Calgary.

A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, at 2 p.m. at McInnis and Holloway, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 Bannister Rd. S.E., Calgary. In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted at Rosedale Hospice or the Tom Baker Cancer Centre. For more information and condolences, visit mhfh.com/obituaries.

Lorraine Gross
1935 – 2015
Lorraine Marie Gross, beloved wife of the late Albert Gross, passed away in Taber on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at the age of 80 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 7:00 P.M.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, 5009 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. A private burial will 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.

AYERS, Robena Shirley (nee Lowe)
January 21, 1932 – Austin, Manitoba
December 9, 2015 – Calgary, Alberta

We sadly announce the death of our mother Shirley on December 9, 2015 at the age of 83.

Born on the family farm near Austin, Manitoba, Shirley excelled at academics and was eventually awarded a scholarship to attend the University of Manitoba where she studied Science (Class of 1953). While at U of M, Shirley met an aspiring medical student, Thomas Ayers. They married in 1954 and began a nomadic life together that lasted 50 years. After university Shirley taught briefly then became a lab technician for the Canadian Red Cross. Later, she was a farmer, beekeeper and bookkeeper. Shirley was a firm believer in giving back to her community through volunteerism. She was also an avid supporter of the Arts.

Shirley leaves behind her children Gordon (Deb), Catherine (Len), Christopher (Sarah) and Leslie as well as seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and three sisters Ella Jedel, Phyllis Leslie and Barbara Lowe. She was predeceased by her husband Tom and infant son Douglas, parents, and brothers.

A Celebration of Shirley’s Life will be held at a later date. Forward condolences through http://www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Shirley Ayers, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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William Kern died on Nov. 25 in St. John, New Brunswick. Bill was born in Springfield, MA, on June 22, 1943, son to Katherine and Otto Kern. Soon after high school he became a Canadian citizen and married Iris Berezniuk in October, 1961. They raised three children in Alberta, where Bill began a lifetime of wilderness hiking. He also became the classic sales rep, selling pharmaceuticals, eyeglasses, and more all across Canada,

After he and Iris divorced in 1996, Bill bounced between Alberta and the eastern provinces, living simply and walking many kilometers a day. He was always an active volunteer – preservation of rattlesnake habitat in Alberta, a portside visitor center in Miramichi, NB, and, after bypass surgery, in support groups for people undergoing major medical treatment. He continued this work long after he was diagnosed with ALS four years ago.

In his last weeks he could walk and care for himself only with difficulty, but he escaped the worst final stages of ALS with a fall and a fatal brain injury. Bill was pre-deceased by his son Reid, and he leaves his two other children, Andrea and Rian; his former wife Iris; and his brothers Otto in Hampden, MA, and Phil in Wilder, VT.

John Wayne Landry

Born In: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Born: April 14th, 1973

Passed in: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Passed on: November 28th, 2015

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our son, brother, uncle, nephew and cousin, John Wayne Landry on Nov. 28, 2015.

John Wayne was born in Halifax on April 14, 1973 to parents, John Landry and Carolyn Stone; he was the grandson of the late Charlie and Eva Stone of St. Peter’s and the late Joseph and Mary Landry of Halifax.

John graduated from Riverview High in 1992. He was an avid music fan and enjoyed all genres of music. He was also a great fan of sports and was always on top of the latest sports news. His family and friends were very important to him and he always made the effort to keep in touch with his loved ones from his home in Alberta. Although he made Calgary his home, Cape Breton was very near and dear to his heart.

Besides his parents and step-mother Lisa Dyck, John is also survived by his brother, Aaron Landry and his sister, Carrie Anne Landry; his dear nieces, Breanna, Alberta, Beth, Emma and Eden Steele of Port Morien, many aunts, uncles and cousins. John will be sadly missed by his second family at the Trap and Gill in Calgary, where he worked.

His many friends are too numerous to mention, as he touched the heart of everyone who had the privilege of knowing him. His pure and beautiful soul has left a mark on us all and the world is a brighter place for his being a part of it. He always had a kind word and smile for everyone and treated all with dignity and respect. He was a true gentleman, a great man, and in the words of the late Ron Hynes, “a man of a thousand songs.”

Arrangements are being made by Martin Brothers in Lethbridge, Alta. and a Celebration of his Life will be held at a later date in Cape Breton.

“Go rest high on the mountain son for your work on earth is done.”

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

Maria Bardics

1928 – 2015

Mrs. Maria Bardics of Lethbridge, belovecd wife of the late Mr. Louis Bardics Sr., passed away at St. Michael’s Health Care Centre on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at the age of 87 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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SHARON ROSE OBBAGY, beloved wife of Les, and loving mother of Sheree, passed away December 7, at the age of 70, after a courageous battle with ALS/FTD.

Born March 31st, 1945 to Verda & Harold Farries, she grew up in Del Bonita with her six siblings Lyle, Duane, Lynn, Lowell, Rennaye & Shannon. She married Leslie Obbagy in June 1965, sharing 52 incredible years. In 1971, they were blessed with their daughter Sheree. Les & Sheree were her total life focus, as were her family/friends. Their farm/ranch was filled with good laughs, hard work, loving memories & prairie sunsets. Big heart, warm smile, generous hugs and a genuine love for all describes her best.

Sharon’s life drastically changed in 2014 when her ailment was diagnosed as ALS (Lou Gehrig’s) plus FTD. She was graciously strong throughout her struggles, never knowing what each day might bring.

Sincere gratitude to all who assisted her. The family, friends, staff, doctors & volunteers all get huge thanks & Sharon would have been handing them out nonstop if she had been able with big hugs, sweet smiles and her favourite words “Thank you so much, & God bless you!”

Sharon truly appreciated flowers, donated to all causes & was supported greatly by the ALS Society, so you may donate as you wish.

A Prayer Service will be held at ST. PETER’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 321 Main Street N.W., Milk River, AB on Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 7:00 P.M.

The Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at ST. PETER’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, on Monday, December 14, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Dominic Nguyen, Celebrant.

Interment to follow at the Milk River Cemetery.

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


It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of CAROL PIKE, much loved wife, mother and grandmother on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at the age of 87 years.

Carol (Valgardson) was born and raised in Taber, Alberta. She resided there until she met and later married Ivan Pike on October 6, 1951.

Carol and Ivan moved to Nobleford where they lovingly raised three children. Carol enjoyed coffee with her friends and she was actively involved with the Ladies Auxillery.

In 1999, Carol moved to Lethbridge to assist in the care of Ivan. She resided in Parkbridge Estates, where she enjoyed the company of many good friends.

Left to cherish Carol’s memory are her three children, Linda (Jim) Harrington, Robert (Nancy), Sandy (Dale) Jessop, granddaughter Jamie (Tyler Doucette) and numerous nieces and nephews.

Along with her husband Ivan, she was predeceased by her siblings; Walter, Onie, Esther, Mildred, Leo and Margie.

A Memorial Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB., on Monday, December 14, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. with Majors’ Glen and Sandra Habkirk officiating.

In memory of Carol, donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund, 324 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB., T1J 3L7

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


WAYNE PLUME, beloved husband of Diana Plume, passed away at the Cardston Hospital, on Friday, Dec. 4, 2015 at the age of 84 years.

A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at ST. MARY’S IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, Blood Reserve, AB., on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Pawal Andrasz O.M.I. Celebrant.

The Interment will follow at ST. CATHERINE’S CEMETERY, Blood Reserve, AB.

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

Root, Evelyn Almeda (nee Fraser)

December 22, 1927 – December 9, 2015

Evelyn Root, daughter of the late Richie & Gertrude Fraser, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at the age of 87 years. She will be lovingly remembered by her children Donna (Dale) Dietrich, Mayne (Rose Lynn) Root and Dan (Deana) Root; grandchildren Donna (Ian) Stafford, Lisa Stewart, Tina (Doug) Hornberger, Becky (Jeff) Walker, Mandy Root, David (Marysol) Root and Kalsey Root; great grandchildren Phillip (Chelseigh), Taylor, Alexis, Kristian, Kyle, Elizabeth, Emily, Brookley, Kayla, Kyara and Alexa; great great grandchildren Jersey and Saigleigh; brother Bill (Linda) Fraser; sister-in-laws Bertha Soderquist, Audrey McDougal and Joan Fraser; numerous nieces and nephews and many more family and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Jasper in 2003; sisters Betty Greene, Henrietta Ensign, Deanna O’Connor and Heather Love; brothers Cliff Fraser and Henry Fraser; and grandson Dory Dietrich. Evelyn was born and raised in Carmangay, AB. In 1947 she met and married the love of her life Jasper Root. They farmed in Carmangay, Cowley and Travers. They eventually moved to Calgary for Jasper to be a mechanic and made it their home for many years. In 1997 they moved to Lethbridge and in 2003 Jasper passed away. Evelyn loved to fish and was always very lucky at catching. Her family was her greatest love and she will be greatly missed by all of her children, grandchildren and extended family and friends. A Funeral Service will be held for Evelyn at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – Lethbridge Stake Center (2410 – 28 Street S, Lethbridge) on Monday, December 14, 2015 at 1:30 pm. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family at http://www.piersons.ca.

Arrangements are in care of PIERSON’S FUNERAL SERVICE. Telephone 403-235-3602.


FLOYD VERNON SCOTT, beloved husband of Dianne of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Monday, December 7, 2015 at the age of 70 years.

A Celebration of Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 4:00 P.M. with Deacon Ray Wagner officiating.

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


1922 – 2015

EDNA RUTH SANTA, born on February 25, 1922 in Medicine Hat, AB, has passed away at Legacy Lodge, on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at the age of 93 years.

Edna was predeceased by her husband John, daughter Doris- Jean and son Wayne Edmund. She is survived by her daughter Jackie Andrea Santa, son Robert John, daughter Patricia Ruth Smith, as well as five grandchildren.

At Edna’s request, no formal funeral service will be held.

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

Mary Wall

1929 – 2015

Mary Wall of Lethbridge, Alberta, beloved wife of the late George C. Wall, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at the Chinook Regional Hospital on December 9, 2015 at the age of 86 years. Mary was born on April 30, 1929 in Silberfeld, Siberia. As an infant she and her family fled communism and made their way to Kabul, Afghanistan where they lived for twelve years. At the start of WWII they were forced to leave Afghanistan for Germany eventually immigrating to Canada at the age of twenty. Mary treasured her family and truly enjoyed the times spent together celebrating. She was a hard working farm wife who spent many hours in her beautiful flower and vegetable gardens. She was an excellent baker and cook with a gift of hospitality. Mary was a member of the Coaldale Mennonite Church and served faithfully in the Sunbeam Sewing Circle. She enjoyed her many memorable trips with her husband George. Mary is survived by children; Herb (Kristine), Eleanor Willms, Gord (Connie), Les (Lisa) and daughter-in-law Denise Wall (Rob Rittenberg). Also left behind to mourn her are her fifteen grandchildren; Andrew (Melissa) Wall, Ainsley (Spencer) Croil, Avery Wall, Jennifer (Rob) Tanguay, Mark (Jessica) Willms, Brian (Caitlin McCredie) Willms, Kathryn (Tanner Clements) Willms, Emily (Rob) Reid, Jesse (Dave) Fowlis, Murray Wall, Lynette Wall, Jeremy (Brittany McNabb) Wall, Alyssa Wall, Celia (Tanner) Granberg, Karleen (Jared) Clark and ten great-grandchildren. Mary is predeceased by her husband George Wall on September 9, 2015, her son Bob Wall and son-in-law Jake Willms. She will be forever missed. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 7:00pm and 8:00pm, on Sunday, December 13, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4th Street S. Lethbridge. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am, on Monday, December 14, 2015 at the COALDALE MENNONITE CHURCH, 2315-17th Street, Coaldale, AB, with Pastor Lil Thompson and George Klassen officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Mary’s name to the MCC Alberta. Cheques may be mailed to MCC Alberta, 210, 2946 – 32 Street NE, Calgary, Alberta, T1Y 6J7.

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

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