January 23rd, 2021


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on January 19, 2016.


ALLAN LESLIE CHAMBERS, beloved husband of Joanne Chambers, of Lethbridge, passed away at St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care

Unit, on Monday, January 18th, 2016 at the age of 80 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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


TIM CHAN, of Lethbridge, passed away surrounded by family on Wednesday, January 13th, 2016 at the Chinook Regional Hospital, at the age of 60 years after a courageous battle with cancer.

Tim is lovingly remembered by his five brothers and sisters; Greg (Antonia) Chan, Tony Chan, Jeff (Vilma) Chan, Amber (Leon) Tam and Angel (Noel) Smith. He is also survived by three nephews, five nieces, a great nephew, and uncle Jim (Kim) Jang.

Tim was born in Hong Kong and moved to Canada with family in 1965. He had a good sense of humor and was very family oriented. He loved to golf and during leisure times enjoyed skating and biking. He was a genuinely caring guy who will be sadly missed.

Relatives and friends are invited to a Visitation with the family at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Thursday, January 21, 2016 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

A Private Family funeral will be held on Friday, January 22, 2016 with burial at Mountain View Cemetery.

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


HERBERT CLAASSEN, beloved husband of Anneliese for 64 years, passed away peacefully with his son by his side on January 13, 2016 at the age of 89.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 – Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 at 11:00 A.M.

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


1931 – 2016

Frank Shortt of Monarch, beloved husband of Lorraine, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016 at the age of 84 years.

Besides his loving wife Lorraine, Frank is survived by 5 daughters; 13 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by 1 grandchild.

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


RAYMOND GUY HARRIS, beloved husband of the late Mary Harris, of Lethbridge, passed away at St. Michael’s, Palliative Care, on Saturday, January 16, 2016, due to complications following a long and determined battle with cancer.

He is the loving father of Amy Harris of Bellevue, AB and Tammy (Jason) Ruff of Lethbridge, AB. and cherished grandfather to Braden and Devin. He is also survived by four brothers and sisters: Norma Boxberger, Glenn (Wendy) Harris, Tim Harris and Alice (Wayne) Romanchuk as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Ray also leaves to mourn Mary’s family: Margaret (Bob) Hauck, Frank (Mary) Grigel and Joe (Darlene) Grigel and numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides his wife Mary, Ray was predeceased by infant sons Bradley and Tyler, his parents Arlo and Mabel and one brother Oliver.

Ray will be remembered for his wit, unique sense of humour and for his colorful stories. He had much grace and dignity as he faced his health challenges. Ray’s concern for others overshadowed his own issues. He made friends wherever he went. His favorite pastimes included hunting, his daily walks, gardening, socializing and his love for animals.

He will be sadly missed.

A private Celebration of Life for Ray and Mary for family and friends will be held at a later date.

In memory of Ray, donations may be made to the Humane Society – 2920 16 Ave N, Lethbridge, AB T1H 5E9 or to a charity of your choice.

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

Esther How

1925 – 2016

Esther (Kwai Shin) How (nee Yue) passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 16, 2016. Esther was born, raised, and educated in Hong Kong. After post-secondary training, she taught physical education at the elementary and high school levels and went on to work in an administrative capacity for the Ministry of Health in Hong Kong. She met and married her husband, Roy How, in 1950 during his extended stay in Hong Kong. Following their marriage, they moved to Taber, Alberta, Roy’s home town. The resulting cultural, economic, and geographical shift presented significant challenges but Esther’s indomitable spirit rose magnificently to meet them. Importantly, her commitment to God gave her strength and security in joyful and troublesome times. Esther had a strong faith in God’s goodness and His divine intervention in her life, and enthusiastically shared this with those whose lives she touched. After Esther and Roy moved to Lethbridge in 1977, the congregation at Park Meadows Baptist became a community that was an ever constant support in her devotion to God.

Esther was a devoted wife to Roy, and they journeyed over 40 years together through good times and bad, particularly in his last years when he faced numerous medical crises. Esther’s greatest joy was her four children, Angela, Rachel, Benjamin (Sandra), and Jennifer, of whom she was very proud. She was a fiercely dedicated mom willing to sacrifice all to promote their health, welfare, and future success. Her grandchildren were also a source of great pride and she supported and championed each one of them.

In addition to her involvement with her family, Esther enjoyed several other interests. Esther and Roy travelled extensively across the globe, which left her with many memorable experiences. Esther had a flair for artistic creativity and throughout her life dabbled in various art forms, creating original and unique projects.

In her fifties, Esther discovered a passion for traditional Chinese black ink and watercolour painting. Her talent was immediately obvious and a number of her paintings were purchased by the Lethbridge Regional Hospital, the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton, and numerous private collectors. She was especially honoured and thrilled that the Alberta Art Foundation chose to purchase one of her paintings for their collection. Her family was and still is extremely proud of her talent and the commitment she demonstrated to developing herself as an artist.

Esther was predeceased by her husband Roy and an infant son Jonathan. She is survived by her loving children and six grandchildren, Laura, Aaron, Nathan, Linnae, David and Lindsay. Mom will be deeply missed by her entire family, but they are comforted by the fact she is now at peace in the loving arms of God.

Esther’s family wishes to thank the nursing staff and the hospitalists at the Chinook Regional Hospital for their compassionate and expert care. They also wish to thank Greystoke Home Health for their services which allowed Esther to be cared for at home until her last months of life. Finally, they wish to thank Dr. Mona Cassis, her family doctor, for her many years of care.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB.

In lieu of flowers, a donation in memory of Esther can be made to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

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


RICHARD (DICK) GILBERT, beloved husband of Caroline Robinson, passed away Saturday, January 16, 2016 at the Raymond Hospital 10 days after being diagnosed with acute leukemia. The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, TAYLOR STREET CHAPEL, Highway 52, Raymond, on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Friends may meet the family from 1:00 to 1:45 p.m. prior to the service. Interment will take place following the service at the Temple Hill Cemetery in Raymond.


RITA SIMONS passed away at St. Michael’s Care Centre on Sunday, January 17, 2016 at a the age of 77 years.

Arrangements to be announced when completed.

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


SHARON ELAINE TREBER (nee Grismer), born March 4, 1950, beloved wife of Bill Treber, passed away on Friday, January 15, 2016 in Lethbridge. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13 Street North, Lethbridge, with Reverend Canon Erin Phillips officiating. A viewing will be held prior to the service from 1:00 to 1:45 p.m.

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