January 22nd, 2021


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on February 1, 2016.

Raymond Fander

1944 – 2016

Mr. Raymond Fander of Lethbridge, beloved partner of Nova Jean Swihart, passed away on Sunday, January 31, 2016 at the age of 72 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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 Reg Saunders
1941 – 2016
Reginald William Saunders, beloved husband of Jarmila “Jeri” Saunders (nee Sajfrt), passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 28, 2016 in Taber at the age of 74 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. and also at the church prior to the funeral service on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 between 10:00 A.M. and 10:40 A.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Taber Stake Centre, 4709 – 50 Avenue, Taber on Wednesday, February 3, 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.
He is survived by his wife, Jeri; sons Kevin and Jason (Carla) Saunders of Taber and his grandchildren Renae and Dylan Saunders; sister Shirley Andrews of San Clemente, California; sister-in-law Alice Saunders of Taber as well as numerous nephews and nieces.
He was predeceased by his parents J. Gordon and Lola Saunders, brother Gordon Saunders and in-laws Tony and Marie Sajfrt.
Reg was born in the family home on August 7, 1941 in Taber. He grew up loving the family farm – even skipping school and hitchhiking the twenty miles out to the farm as a young schoolboy to work with his father. That love for the land did not fade as he grew. Reg took over the farming operation in 1963 with his lifelong wife and partner, Jeri. He was an innovative and hard working farmer who embraced technology, always improving the practices and techniques of dryland farming. He enthusiastically experimented with new and progressive crop varieties, direct seeding and continuous cropping. His passion for farming never diminished and has been passed to the next generation.
Reg was an avid, competitive curler who took great joy in participating in many bonspiels through the years. He was amazed with the changes in the game today. Reg also loved to golf and participate in many other social activities with his family and friends.
In recent years he gained great enjoyment in watching his grandchildren participate and compete in everything they did. Reg was always in the crowd, cheering them on, and always had advice for them when they were finished.
If friends so desire, the family requests that memorial tributes in Reg’s name may be made directly to the Taber and District Health Foundation, 4326 – 50 Avenue, Taber, Alberta T1G 1N9 or a charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


“I Believe in the sun,

even when it’s not shining.

I Believe in Love,

even when I am alone.

I Believe in God,

even when he is silent.”

ORIN KENZIE, beloved husband of Joyce Kenzie, of Lethbridge, AB. passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at the age of 72 years.

Besides his loving wife, Orin is survived by his children; Doug Kenzie (Michelle Moxley) of Whitby, ON, Jeff (Trisha) Kenzie of Camrose, AB, Jennifer (Ryan) Darroch of Lethbridge, grandchildren Ty, Hunter and Noah Kenzie of Whitby, ON, Kennedy and Davis Kenzie of Camrose, AB, Rylee and Bentley Darroch of Lethbridge. He is also survived by brother Terry (Elvira) Kenzie of Medicine Hat, AB, sister Carolyn Kenzie of Swift Current, SK and numerous nieces and nephews, as well as Joyce’s family; sister Laurene (Norman) Miller of Yorkton, SK and brothers John (Rhonda) Harder of Fernie, BC and David (Evelyn) Harder of Swift Current, SK.

Orin was born on September 28, 1943 in Cabri, Saskatchewan and was raised on the family farm nearby. Orin met the love of his life Joyce Harder and they were married in 1966 in Swift Current. This is also when he started work in the oil industry. He then went to Olds College for an advanced education and started employment for Alberta Agriculture in 1972. While living in Olds they had three children and later moved to Lethbridge in 1976. He continued working for Alberta Agriculture. Orin transitioned to The Natural Resources Conservation Board, where he worked until his retirement in 2014. He was passionate about agriculture and the people he met. Orin was a spiritual man who loved listening to country gospel music. He taught life development classes at Park Meadows Baptist Church. Orin and Joyce enjoyed many weekend get aways. He was a giving, caring man who was strong willed. Orin was a very proud father and grandfather, who will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his family.

A Private Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, with Pastor Del Bertsch officiating with the Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, PO Box 2211, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 4K7

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


BETH KESLER, beloved wife of the late Reginald Kesler passed away at the Prairie Ridge Good Samaritan’s in Raymond on Friday, January 29, 2016 at the age of 96 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

Stojana Petrovic

1919 – 2016

Mrs. Stojana Petrovic of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Dragoljub “Dan” Petrovic, passed away at Adaptacare Personal Care Homes on Sunday, January 31, 2016 at the age of 96 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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Nicolai Reimer

1926 – 2016

Mr. Nicolai Reimer of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Annie Reimer, passed away at the Coaldale Health Center on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at the age of 89 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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Randi Way

1984 – 2016

It is with a heavy heart we announce the passing of our beloved Randi Helen Mary Way. She was born December 28th, 1984 and left this world January 29th at 12:25 AM. Randi passed away peacefully surrounded by her family.

She was pre-deceased by her grandparents Helen and Harold Hayes, and Wilfred Way. She is survived by her mother (Pamela), father (Harold), three sisters (Katie, Callie and Tayler), grandmother (Jeanette Way), auntie and uncle (Jane and Mark), cousins (Billy and Heather), boyfriend (Patrick Constantin), and many, many friends.

Randi’s kindness and ability to make anyone and everyone feel loved will live on forever. Her charm, humour, and generosity will be greatly missed. Randi was a beautiful person, inside and out and will not be forgotten.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers / gifts, please donate to St. Michaels Health Centre Foundation (1400 9th Ave. S., Lethbridge, AB T1J 4V5) as Randi enjoyed enhancing the lives of the elderly at St Michaels Hospital.

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Kevin Weiss

1972 – 2016

Kevin Weiss, beloved son of Sophie Weiss and the late Stan Weiss, passed away peacefully at the St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre, on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 after a hard fought battle with cancer at the age of 43 years.

A Celebration of Kevin’s Life will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4 Street South, Lethbridge, with Pastor Rodger Halvorsen officiating.

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Christina Zehn of Lethbridge, passed away at St. Michael’s Health Centre on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at the age of 64 years.

A Memorial will be held at Southminster United Church, 1011 4 Ave S, Lethbridge, on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 2 p.m.

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