October 20th, 2020

THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 2016


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on January 21, 2016.

CARTER

IRENE CARTER, beloved wife of Jack Carter, of Lethbridge, passed away at home at the age of 78 years.

Arrangements to be announced when completed.

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


HAYNES

TODD MITCHELL HAYNES passed away in Lethbridge on Sunday, January 17, 2016 at the age of 30 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.


HEGGIE

TERRA LEE HEGGIE, beloved wife of Melvin Heggie (pre-deceased) passed away in Calgary, Alberta on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at the age of 62 years.

She is survived by her two daughters Brandy (Dennis) Cardinal, Jennifer (Mike) Court and her 3 grandchildren Kolbi Creek Heggie, Walker Court and Austin Court.

Terra will be remembered by her siblings Shannon, Charlene, Lewis, Jane, Vanessa and Tina. She is survived by her mother Flora Lee and her father George Lee (Anne).

Terra was born January 30th, 1953 in Cardston, Alberta. She married her sweetheart, Melvin, right out of high school March 27th, 1971.

She was an avid garage sale shopper, who loved to find treasures and make them into “barn yard chic” creations. She baked and created crafts of all kinds. She would sell the crafts at shows and take the treats to brighten someone’s day.

Being the oldest sister, boss, keeper of all important dates and events, she was the glue that bonded her family together. She took care of us all whether it was a shoulder to cry on, a birthday to bake for, or an occasion to be celebrated and remembered.

She spent many summers camping in the mountains quadding with Melvin and her family all without breaking her meticulously manicured nails.

Our time with Terra was far too short. We selfishly would have kept her close for our own solace and comfort. We are grateful that her passing was peaceful and she was surrounded by love. She loved her family selflessly and for that we are grateful. We love you, we miss you, and we hope to follow your example in our lives.

Friends may meet the family on Thursday, January 21st at the Raymond Stake Center from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. or at the Church on Friday, January 22nd from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the Service.

The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Raymond Alberta Stake Center on Friday, January 22nd at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow in the Temple Hill Cemetery, Raymond. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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


Pauline Horton

1928 – 2016

Mrs. Pauline Horton of Lethbridge passed away Saturday January 16, 2016 in Castlegar, BC at the age of 87.

A Graveside Service will be held at 1:00pm on Friday January 22, 2016 at ARCHMOUNT CEMETERY, LETHBRIDGE, AB.

Mom I’m sure will be telling jokes and forever clogging up a storm.

Condolences/flowers may be sent to MARTIN BROTHERS FUNERAL CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4P3

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


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, with a reception to follow at the Park Meadows Baptist Church. Interment will take place in the Taber Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, a donation in memory of Esther can be made to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (1 Billy Graham Parkway Charlotte, NC 28201-0001)

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


ROBINSON

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.


Silvester, Cathleen Anne

August 16, 1959 – January 15, 2016

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Cathy Silvester at the age of 56. Cathy is survived by her loving husband Rob MacDonald; daughter Rhian and son Duncan. She will also be missed by her brother Larry, sisters Lois, Olive (Randy) Wiese, Fay (Jim) Sylvester and Stacy (Todd) Wolter. Predeceased by her parents Stan and Doris Silvester.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 3:00 pm at First Memorial Funeral Services, Kamloops, BC.

Arrangements entrusted to First Memorial Funeral Service, Kamloops 250-554-2429.

Condolences may be left at http://www.firstmemorialkamloops.com


SIMONS

RITA SIMONS of Lethbridge, AB, passed away on Sunday, January 17, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. Rita was predeceased by her parents, Gerardus & Hendrika Hurkens, her sisters, Frances, Gonda, Marie & Gerdie, her brothers, Gary & Cor, several nieces, nephews and her best friend Rose.

She is survived by her children; Diane Simons, Matthew Simons, Rita

(Lubomir) Vitanov & Mark (Tracy) Simons, 2 chosen sons, Ashley Hairy Bull and Marcel Duguay; her grandchildren, Russ (Jordana) Gallant, Jeni (Travis) Foisy, Alexander & Jonathan Simons, Daniel (Kayla) Puurveen, Jessica (Judd) Smith, Amy (Karl) Furtner, Marcel (Courtney) Puurveen, Justine Vitanov, Mariah, Emily & Aiden Simons; her great-grandchildren; Charlotte & Isabelle Gallant, Lauren, Christian, Hannah, Elisha & Jonathan Smith, Bradley & Allison Foisy & Mackenzie Puurveen. She is also survived by her brothers & sisters, Hank (Carole) Hurkens, Toni (Adolf) Pries, Nellie (Steve) Saler, Lia (Albert) Fried & Joey Froese and numerous nieces and nephews.

Rita loved music (her favorite singer was Danny O’Donnell) & dancing and some of her most cherished times were with her square dancing club. She took great pride in her ability as a square dancer being able to dance all the different parts & getting her Flying Eights diploma was the icing on her cake. Rita also loved nothing more than a good game of cards & spent many hours with her ladies card clubs and teaching her kids & grandkids to play canasta, joker & 1500. But most of all Rita loved hanging out with her family. Spending time with her kids & grandkids was the highlight of life for her and you could always hear the pride in her voice when talking about them.

A Memorial Service/Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 – Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Friday, January 22nd, 2016 at 6:30 P.M., with Maureen Condon-Horon officiating.

A Funeral Mass will be held at ST. BASILS CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 – 13th Street North, Lethbridge, on Saturday, January 23rd at 10:00 A.M., with Father Kevin Tumback, Celebrant.

Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

In honor of Rita, please wear something red, cause it was her favorite color.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Michael’s Foundation, Palliative Care Unit, 1400 – 9th Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4V5.

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


Fernande “Quinnell” Speelman

1919 – 2016

Mrs. Fernande “Quinnell” Speelman of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Dr. James “Jim” Speelman, passed away peacefully in her home at Pemmican Lodge on January 6, 2016 at the age of 96 years.

A Celebration of her Life will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at the UNITED CHURCH PICTURE BUTTE TRINITY, 528 Maple Cres S., Picture Butte.

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


TANAKA

RICHARD “RICK” TANAKA, beloved husband of Marlene Tanaka, of Lethbridge, passed away on Monday, January 18, 2016 at the age of 66 years, following a brief battle with cancer.

Arrangements to be announced when completed.

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


Dennis Tschetter

1979 – 2016

Mr. Dennis Tschetter, of Lethbridge beloved son of Sam and Barb, passed away on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at the age of 36 years. He also leaves to mourn his sister Darlene (Bret) Fazzio, as well as his nieces and nephew Reagan, Madison & Roan Fazzio.

A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm, on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4 St. S., Lethbridge, Alberta. Family and Friends are invited to pay their respects 1 hour prior.

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


VANEE

RONALD VANEE, of Lethbridge, beloved spouse of Leanna Currie, passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at the age of 56 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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


WEST

GRACE WANETA (PIERSON) WEST of Cardston, passed away peacefully at Lee Crest on January 15, 2016, at the age of 97 years.

She will be sadly missed by her 4 sons Gordon (Karen), of Calgary; Allan of Red Deer; Howard (Cathy) of Magrath; Ralph (Lorri) of Phoenix, Arizona and two daughters Peggy (Doug) Blackmore of Cardston and Denise (AngeEmile) Labbe of Stirling and the 28 grandchildren and 62 great grandchildren.

Grace was born in Stirling on October 29, 1918 and grew up in Stirling, Alberta where she received most of her schooling. She first met her husband, Hubert, while he was completing his grade 12 in Stirling.

They were married December 26, 1938 and lived at Sandy Point, Alberta where Hubert was teaching school. They eventually settled in Del Bonita, Alberta. They owned the General Store where Grace ran the store. Grace was the Postmaster for 20 years. In 1968 they moved to Cardston, Alberta where Hubert was principal of the Cardston High School.

Grace loved attending ball games where she kept the stats. She learned and kept score at all the games. She has served on the Cardston Seniors council, on organizing committees and as a participant. She was a volunteer of the Ladies Auxiliary at the Cardston Hospital.

Grace was an avid crafts person who worked on various projects. Her favorite was quilt making in which she won several awards and developed a skill in the binding of the edges. She enjoyed making rugs from scrap material, which can be seen in her children and grandchildren’s homes.

A few years ago she made “prayer rugs” for her children, grandchildren and great grand children for Christmas. Other crafts included: knitting, liquid embroidery, and crocheting of which she again won awards and ribbons acknowledging her many accomplishments.

She was a faithful servant in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She held many callings over the years during her church service.

Her most memorable service was as a member of the Temple Presidency as Assistant Matron in the Alberta Temple.

The Funeral service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, TEMPLE STREET CHAPEL on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. Friends may meet the family from 12:00 to 12:45 p.m. prior to the service. Interment to follow in the Cardston Cemetery.

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

If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Ladies Auxiliary, Cardston Hospital, Box 1440, Cardston T0K 0K0 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.


WIENS

CORNELIUS “NEIL” HELMUT WIENS, passed away on Sunday, January 17, 2016, after a short, courageous battle with cancer, at the age of 71 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced once completed.

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


Willms

1927 – 2016

Katarina (Tina) Willms of Coaldale, Alberta, passed away on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at the age of 88 years.

She is survived by her daughter Anna Retzlaff; granddaughter Charissa Retzlaff; her son Henry (Maxine) Willms; grandsons Justin (Naphtali) Willms, Travis Willms, Brandin (Teanna) Willms; 2 great grandchildren Zander and Aveyah; sisters Susie Gietz, Neta Thiessen, Lena Fritzler, Lisa Kohn; brother Peter (Lena) Loewen, and numerous nieces, nephews and their families.

We, her family would like to thank the staff at St. Michaels Palliative Care Center for their loving care shown to our Mother. We will dearly miss being together with our Mom and Oma, but she will live in our hearts forever…

Relatives and Friends are invited to a visitation service between 7:00 – 8:00pm on Friday, January 22, 2016 at the COALDALE MENNONITE CHURCH, 2316 – 17 St., Coaldale, Alberta.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at the COALDALE MENNONITE CHURCH, 2316 – 17 St., Coaldale, Alberta. A Graveside Service will be held prior at 12:00pm at the Coaldale Mennonite Cemetery.

In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations to MCC Alberta may be made at Coaldale Mennonite Church; or directly to 210, 2946-32 St. NE, Calgary, AB, T1Y 6J7. Or to the St. Michaels Palliative Care Center 1400 – 9 Ave., S. Lethbridge, AB, T1J 4V5.

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

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