October 22nd, 2020

SATURDAY, JANUARY 23, 2016


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on January 25, 2016.

CHAMBERS

ALLAN LESLIE CHAMBERS, beloved husband of Joanne Chambers of Lethbridge, passed away at St. Michael’s Health Care, Palliative Care Unit on Monday January 18, 2016 at the age of 80 years.

Allan leaves behind his wife Joanne Chambers of nearly 55 years, his son Brad (Teresa) Chambers, Kelly (Melanie) Chambers, and Laurie (Gordon, and his son Daniel) Branden, and his grandchildren Brayden and Kaylee Chambers, Chelsea and Larissa Chambers, and Sadie and Madison Branden; his sister Grace (Stan) Marks, Ronnie (Renie) Chambers, and Ross (Mary) Chambers as well as many extended family, nieces and nephews and friends that will miss him dearly!

Allan was predeceased by his parents Annie and Stancil Chambers, his brother Virgil (Edith) Chambers, his sisters Pat (George) Mehalko, Sis (Frank) Stokes, Gladys (Pat) Measton.

Allan was born in Vulcan on January 21st, 1935. He was passionate about his farm and the lifestyle it offered. Allan was very active in his community in Lomond. He will lovingly be remembered by his family and friends as a man who loved to laugh and to tease. His laughter was contagious and he enjoyed so many wonderful times with his family, neighbours and friends.

Allan and his family are so grateful for the care he received from the Lethbridge Heart Function Clinic and the staff at St. Michael’s, especially the wonderful Nurses and Doctors who cared for him in the palliative unit.

In lieu of flowers, a donation in memory of Allan can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.

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


CLAPPISON

1963-2016

BRIAN CLAPPISON beloved son of Robert Clappison, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, January 21, 2016 at the age of 52 years. He is the loving brother to Barbara Trottier of Burlington, Ontario, Evelyn (Steve) Bennett of Hamilton, Ontario, and Susan (Chris Rioux) Clappison of Lethbridge. He is survived by nine nieces and nephews and four great nieces and nephews.

Brian was predeceased by his mother Anne in 2011. The Family wishes to thank the Good Samaritans Society Prairie Ridge staff for their exceptional care of Brian over the last three years.

There will be no service at Brian’s request.

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


Cliff Damberger
1929 – 2016
Clifford John Damberger, beloved husband of the late Mary Damberger, passed away peacefully in Lethbridge on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at the age of 86 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 5:00 P.M.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, 5009 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Cliff will be sadly missed by his two daughters Dale (Garry) Barabe of Bredenbury, Saskatchewan and her daughter Danielle (Jaden) Robak; Shirley (Rick) Reti of Lethbridge and their daughters Kristen and Kayla; grandsons John Damberger and Brett Damberger; great grandchildren Courtney, Kira, Talen, Hunter and Gage; sisters Evelyn Reiter, Theresa (Lucien) Marsolais and Norma Bolokoski, sister-in-law Doris Damberger.
Cliff was predeceased by his wife Mary Damberger; his parents John and Florence Damberger; chilren Jim Damberger and Sylvia Damberger; granddaughter Laurelle Coreman; grandson AJ Damberger; brothers Harvey Damberger and Walter Damberger; brothers-in-law Adam Reiter and John Bolokoski.
Cliff was born in Balff, Alberta on October 26, 1929. Raised in Bonnyville, it was there he met and would marry his wife Marielle “Mary” Lavigne. As a young man, he would help his father weld and put food on the table. Handy with a welding rod and a keen hunter, Cliff was a major help to the family. However it was the oil industry that he was interested in. In 1952, he married Mary and they moved to the Cynthia, Lodgepole, Drayton Valley area where he drove truck day in and day out, with Mary supervising and dispatching two hundred trucks. This company (Forster’s Transport) was later sold and now operates as Gibsons. Over the course of their marriage, Cliff and Mary moved twenty seven times, following the oilfields.
Cliff started Cliff and Clare’s Transport in 1960 while living in Pincher Creek. In 1965, after buying out his partner Clarence, he and Mary moved to Barnwell, where they planted their roots. Cliff loved to play cards and made a point of teaching his children at a very young age how to play crib. He and son Jim also hosted many famous late night poker games at their home.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Cliff’s name may be made directly to the charity of one’s personal choice.
Thank you to Dr. Mark Cahill and the team of doctors that allowed us to have our father for a few more months, and a special thank you to all the wonderful nurses who were there for him. Thank you also to the staff of Extendicare Fairmont Park for the care you provided.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


DRAGLAND

Thomas Dragland of Lethbridge passed away at St Michael’s Palliative Care Centre on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at the age of 85 years.

A Celebration of Life will be held. Details will follow.


 Esther How

1925 – 2016

Esther (Kwai Shin) How (nee Yue) passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 16, 2016.

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

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


JENSEN

RAYMOND ANDERSON JENSEN passed away peacefully at the Raymond Health Centre on Thursday, January 21st, 2016 at the age of 93. Raymond leaves to mourn his passing, his wife and best friend of 71 years, Hope Harker Jensen, daughter Sylvia (Robert) Leishman, sons Philip (Linda),Glen (Shauna), Murray (Bev), Bruce (Kendra) and Randal (Karianne), 25 Grandchildren and 60 great Grandchildren; Brother Alan Jensen and cousin Vivian Fawns. Raymond was predeceased by his parents, Henry and Grace Jensen, infant brothers Lewis and Melvin, sister Olive (Chuck) Watson, and brothers Bryant (Irene), Evan (Myrtle), and Gordon Jensen who passed at the age of 12. “Ruzz” was born in Raymond September 14th, 1922, where he was raised, received his education, and resided his whole life. On June 22, 1944 he married the love of his life, Hope Harker, in the Cardston Alberta Temple. They started their life together farming and raising cattle on the Milk River Ridge and in later years enjoyed the construction and backhoe business. He had a special talent for building or fixing most anything. Raymond had many close friends and business associates and was well-known for his gentle manner, his honesty and integrity that he exemplified in his personal and business life. He had a special place in his heart for all of the members of the OK Colony, past and present. Right up until the time of his passing he spoke fondly of his friends at the OK and expressed his love and appreciation for them, and valued the friendships he made during his years farming at the Ridge, and in later life their visits together. Raymond served faithfully in many church callings, including two Stake Missions, one to Tyrrel Lake, and the second with his wife Hope at Spring Coulee where they made many long-time friends. Dad’s and Mom’s greatest joy was their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. They loved spending time with them and could be found supporting them whenever possible at sporting events, dance recitals, plays, weddings and anything else they were involved in. Up until his 92nd year, Grandpa could be seen riding around town on the three wheeled bike he built, and will be sadly missed by his family and all who knew him. The family would like to express their gratitude for the loving care Dad received from Dr. Wally Tollestrup, the staff of the Prairie Ridge Good Samaritans, and the Raymond Health Centre. Friends may meet with the family at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, RAYMOND STAKE CENTER, 2 N 200 W, on Sunday, January 24, 2016 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. or at the church on Monday prior to the funeral from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. The Funeral Service will be held at the RAYMOND STAKE CENTER on Monday, January 25, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at the Temple Hill Cemetery, Raymond.


Abram Klassen

1927 – 2016

Abe Klassen of Coaldale, AB, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday January 19, 2016 at the age of 88 years.

He was born on November 17, 1927 in Saskatchewan and in 1936 they moved to Coaldale. Abe was predeceased by his parents and siblings, his wife Mary in 1991 and second wife Audrey in 2015, as well as step daughter Sherry Wever.

He is survived by his daughter Gladys (Ron) Dyck and children Rhonda (Darcy) and Ryan (Tobi), his son Gary (Sylvia) Klassen and children Jason (Taryn), Amber (Tim), Joseph, Sylvia (Darryl), Christina (Adam), step daughters Carol (Joe) Dean, Gail Bridgewater, step son in law Jim Wever, and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

The Interment will be held at 12:30 pm on Monday, January 25, 2016 at the COALDALE CEMETERY, Coaldale, AB.

A Memorial Service will follow at 2:00 pm at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street S, Lethbridge, AB.

Donations may be made in Abe’s name to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, NWT, & NU, #100, 119 – 14 Street NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6.

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


Michael Larter

1952 – 2016

Michael Larter of Lethbridge, beloved best friend of Karen, passed away at the University Hospital in Edmonton, AB, surrounded by his family on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at the age of 63 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced once completed.

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


Michael Larter

1952 – 2016

Michael Larter of Lethbridge, beloved best friend of Karen, passed away at the University Hospital in Edmonton, AB, surrounded by his family on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at the age of 63 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced once completed.

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The family of the late Anne Wai Kuen Quon would like to thank the many family and friends for all their support received during this difficult time.

The visits, calls, cards, flowers and food were greatly appreciated.

Thanks to the staff at Family Medical Centre and Chinook Regional Hospital for taking such good care of Anne.

Thanks to Chris Martin Jong and the staff at Martin Brothers Funeral Home for the professional service they provided.

Thank you to Wayne Kwan for being the MC and Pallbearers: Kevin Wong, Ken Mah, Jim Wong, Bill Wong, Tang Lam Tran, and Richard Loo.

Thank you to: C. K. Lau, Ken Jang, Linda Lee, Dora Lee, Kay Lee, Sandy Wong, Sharon Wong, Situ Hai Quan and Rodger Halvorsen for their valuable assistance.


SOMMERFELDT

KARL WALDERMAR SOMMERFELDT, beloved husband of Erika (Christensen) Sommerfeldt, passed away in Lethbridge on Monday, January 18, 2016 at the age of 80 years. He is the loving father of Michael (Dorothy) Sommerfeldt, Christine (Peter) Rooyakkers and Heather (Seth) Butler. He is also survived by 25 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, January 25, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, NORTHSIDE CHAPEL, 2223-6 A. Avenue North, Lethbridge, with Bishop Michael Burdett officiating. Friends may meet the family prior to the service at the church from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. Interment to follow in the Archmount Cemetery, Lethbridge.


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

Following a shockingly brief battle with cancer, RICHARD “RICK” ICHIRO TANAKA passed away peacefully in the company of family on Monday, January 18, 2016 at the age of 66 years. Richard lived in Lethbridge for most of his life and worked for the roofing department of Charlton & Hill for 40 years. After retiring, he kept busy with his roof inspection business as well as his many interests: trips to Vegas with the guys, time spent with his coffee crews, golfing, charitable work or following his love of racing and soccer. Though very humble, his generosity touched family, friends and numerous charitable organizations.

Richard is survived by his wife Marlene, sons Craig and Chris (Kristina), step-son Chris (Mandi), step-daughter Leah (Karl), grandchildren Chayse, Eden, Malachai, Bailey, Eva, Eli, Morgan, Grace and Mak as well as his brother Gordon and sisters Elaine and Pat. Richard was predeceased by his first wife Rena, father Hiroshi, and mother Akiko.

The family would like to thank the health care team for their caring support, especially Doctors Ireland and Low.

Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Sunday, January 24, 2016 from 8:00 to 9:30 P.M.

The Funeral Service will be held at the BUDDHIST TEMPLE OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA, 470 – 40 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Monday, January 25, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. with Reverend Yasuo Izumi officiating.

Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers or koden, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317 – 10 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 2M7 or Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lethbridge, 622 – 6th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 0Z3

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


VANEE

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

His greatest joy were his children: sons Jonas of Lethbridge, Justin of Fort Macleod, and daughter Jordyn of Lethbridge.

Also left to cherish his memory are his sisters: Verna (Ken) Greidanus, Joyce (Ron) Sakamoto and Bonnie (Mike) Jarokosky and their families.

Ron was predeceased by his parents, Johannes “Jo” and Anneke “Anne” Vanee.

A Private Family Graveside Service and Interment will be held at MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY.

A Come and Go Reception will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB., on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 from 2:30 P.M – 4:30 P.M.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ron may be made to the St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit, 1400-9th Ave. South, Lethbridge, AB., T1J 4V5

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


WIENS

CORNELIUS “NEIL” HELMUT WIENS, passed away on Sunday, January 17, 2016, after a short, courageous battle with cancer. He was born on November 24, 1944 and two months later was received in to the home of Frank and Helena Wiens and seven siblings! What an awesome event that was for this family!

Neil leaves to mourn his three children, Kerry, Kevin and Karissa and her daughter Marilyn, two sisters, Katherine Tymburski and Ruth Wyton, sister-in-law Olive Wiens and brother-in-law John Hildebrand as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Helena Wiens, sisters Mary Tymburski, Lucille Wiens and Ellen Hildebrand, two brothers Abram Wiens and Frank Wiens, sister-in-law Helen Wiens, brothers-in-law Peter Tymburski and Ralph Wyton and three nephews.

His ability in working with his hands was outstanding and gardening was always well rewarded, as was his prowess in the kitchen. Wood carving and drawing were a great source of satisfaction to him and, for the rest of us, a joy to see. The restlessness in his nature could not always be harnessed so from a very young age his favourite words were “Let’s go” and on January 17th, he said “Let’s go” and he went to his everlasting home to be with the Saviour he believed in.

A Memorial Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Sunday, January 24th, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. with Major Sandra Habkirk officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317 – 10 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 2M7.

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

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