January 15th, 2021


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on December 24, 2015.


ROBERT (BOB) FRENCH, beloved husband of Florence French, passed away peacefully on December 22, 2015.

Celebration of Life will be announced in the new year.

 Elmer Benson
1963 – 2015
It is with great sorrow and heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Elmer Evan Benson at his home in Dunmore on Monday, December 21, 2015 at the age of 52 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Monday, December 28, 2015 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at Knox United Church, 4929 – 50 Avenue, Taber on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
He is survived by Laurel Eremenko, his loving companion of eleven years and her children Sandra, Brett and Desirae; his mother Lois Benson of Taber; his sister Wanda (Adam) Andreas of Edmonton and children Evan Andreas, Shannon (Doug) Schmidt and family and Joy (Ryan) Archer and family; his brother Owen Benson of Coaldale and children Jason McNiven (Wendy) and family and Cory (Renee) Benson and family; his sister-in-law Nola Benson of Lethbridge and children Devin (Candace) Benson and Curtis Benson; his sister Deb (Ib) Simonsen of Picture Butte and children Brie Simonsen and family and Casey Simonsen.
Elmer will be met with open arms by his father Harold and his brothers Warren and Craig.
Known to many as “Duke”, Elmer was born in Taber on May 7, 1963. As a young boy, he loved to fish and hunt rabbits. He worked on the rigs and tried other jobs until he moved to Medicine Hat in the late eighties and settled into home exteriors, eventually opening his own business, “Elmer’s Gutters”. He spent many evenings tinkering in his workshop working on his trucks and other projects.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Elmer’s name may be made directly to STARS, 1441 Aviation Park NE, PO Box 570, Calgary, Alberta T2E 8M7 (www.stars.ca) or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, Box 2211, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4K7 (www.heartandstroke.ab.ca).
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


GORDON EDWARD McCRYSTAL, beloved husband of Judy McCrystal, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Peter Lougheed Centre, in Calgary, AB., on Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015 at the age of 74 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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

John Ondrik

1923 – 2015

John (Francis) Ondrik of Lethbridge, Alberta beloved husband of the late Mrs. Mary Ondrik, father of John & Marilyn passed away at St. Therese Villa on December 20, 2015.

John is survived by his daughter Marilyn (Jerry) Kopjar, son John Ondrik Jr. (Teri Johnston); grandchildren Peggy Kopjar, Sandra Melling, Brian (Jolynn) Kopjar; great grandchildren, Kody, Quentin, Bryce Kopjar, and Taylor Melling.

John is predeceased by his loving wife Mary (2013), parents Joseph, Veronica, father-in-law, John (1970) and Anna (1938) Kovach, his infant daughter Peggy Ann Ondrik (December 19, 1951), great granddaughter Shelby Sharon Melling (2001), brother, Joe & nephew, Timmy (1973), nephew’s Danny & Wayne (1988), sister Verona (2010), brother-in-law Peter (1994), Paul (2014).

He is also survived by his brother, Stan (Deanna); sisters Stephanie, Margaret (Frank), as well as many nieces & nephews.

John came to Coleman, AB from Lieske, Czechoslovakia with his mother, brother & sister at the age of 12. Dad met & married Mom in 1944, lived in Coleman and worked in the McGillvery Mine till they moved to Lethbridge in 1957 where they opened a family business and worked together for 20 years until their retirement.

Dad has lived in St. Therese Villa for the past two years with wonderful care and compassion during his residency. The family would like to thank all of those who provided Dad with this wonderful care.

Thank you to the Catholic Women’s League for the lunch that has been provided.

Vigil Rites (Prayers) will be held at 7:00pm, on Monday, December 28, 2015, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 St. South, Lethbridge.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00am, on Tuesday, December 29, 2015, at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12 Ave South, Lethbridge, with Father Kevin Tumback officiating. Interment to follow in Mountain View Cemetery.

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

Anne Pauls

1932 – 2015

Mrs. Anne Pauls of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. Cornelius “Corey” Pauls, passed away at the Good Samaritans Society Park Meadows Village on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at the age of 83 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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

Ted Scott (E.D. Scott)

1928 - 2015

It is with great sorrow and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Ted Scott on Sunday, December 20, 2015 at the Pincher Creek Municipal Hospital.

Besides his loving wife of 51 years, Sharron, Ted is survived by his children Mitch Scott, April (George) Owens, Adaire Boutlan (Ashley) Rex Scott (Sarah), Che (Cindy) Scott, Queenie Scott (Greg). Also mourning his passing are his 20 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, sister, Barbara (Jim) Hiens; sisters-in-law Chris (George) Crook, Colleen (Marvin) Mensaghi, Rhonda Stuckey (Bob), as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Ted was born in Calgary on August 7, 1928 to parents Cecil and Margaret Scott.

At the age of 19, Ted moved with his parents to Lloydminster, Alberta. Ted had a varied working career with his first job being with XL Refineries working in the lab. From there he began seismic work with Shell Canada and this led to his being employed by Shell Canada at the Waterton Gas Plant where he remained for 25 years. One of his favourite jobs was with Chinook Construction. He truly loved trucking and was very proud of his Class I License which was still in effect at the time of his passing.

It was when he moved to Pincher Creek that he met the love of his life, Sharron Stuckey, and they were married on June 30, 1964. They reside in Pincher Creek where they raised their six children.

Ted was a unique man and those who knew him soon realized that his strong exterior belied his soft and gentle nature. Who would have known that Ted loved poetry and that he actually had a favourite flower and that was red roses. You could always find Ted at the kitchen table in the morning doing a crossword puzzle and enjoying his coffee. Above all, his love of his family was most important to him and times spent together were so cherished.

Ted was a loyal and true friend and will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

The funeral service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 958 Christie Ave, Pincher Creek, AB, with Father Silvano Vargas Officiating

If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Ted’s name may be made directly to Crestview Lodge, Box 1058, Pincher Creek, Alberta T0K 1W0.

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