January 22nd, 2021


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on February 1, 2016.

Andy Van Doorn

Dec 18 1937 – Jan 26 2016

Andy passed away peacefully at the Rockyview Hospital, Calgary, surrounded by his family. A beloved Husband, Father and Grandfather his family was everything to him.

A Celebration of Andy’s Life will be held Wednesday, Feb 3 at 4:00 PM at St. Patrick’s Church, 1414 Shawnessy Blvd SW, Calgary. Condolences through McInnis &

Holloway Funeral Homes, Calgary, AB.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to The Heart and Stroke foundation c/o P.O. Box 2211 Lethbridge, AB T1J 4K7

Ludmilla Emily Busowsky

1925 – 2016

Ludmilla Emily Busowsky of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mykola Busowsky, passed away on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at the age of 90 years.

Vigil Rites (Prayers) will be held at 7:00pm, on Sunday, January 31, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00am, on Monday, February 1, 2016, at HOLY TRINITY UKRAINIAN GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH, 643 13 St N, Lethbridge, with the Very Reverend Father Taras Krochak officiating.

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

Dorothy May Duquenne


1927 – 2016

Dorothy May Duquenne “Dufrense” of Lethbridge, passed away on January 23, 2016 at the age of 88 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm on Monday, February 1, 2016 at the LETHBRIDGE CHRISTIAN TABERNACLE, 1805 9 Ave North, Lethbridge AB, with Barb Roycroft officiating.

Interment to follow in Mountain View Cemetery.

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


GAUMONT, Sharon Anna (nee Wright)

December 5, 1953 – Medicine Hat, Alberta

January 27, 2016 – Calgary, Alberta

On January 27, 2016 at 6:00 a.m., we lost our loving Wife and Best Friend, Mother, and Grandmother. Sharon died peacefully with her daughters and husband by her side.

Sharon is survived by her wonderful, caring and loving husband Dennis Gaumont. She also leaves behind her beautiful daughters Alexandra Chell (Justin Lobdell), Lauren Chell and their supportive father Stan Chell.

Sharon would also like to recognize her fantastic stepson and daughter-in-law Marc and Sherri Gaumont; precious granddaughters Brette and Kadi Gaumont, Kira Chell, McKenna Lobdell and Alyssa Lobdell; very special Aunt Loreen Wright and her children Glenn Wright, Patricia Wright, Randy (Cathy) Wright and James (Kris) Wright, nieces, nephews, and extended family.

Sharon was the special niece of and predeceased by her Aunt Lillian (Bub) Wright, Uncle Orville Wright and Aunt Grace Spoonheim. A special thanks to Oncology Dr. Veronica Sam and Dr. Don Morris at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre and their caring nurses. Also a special thanks to the Palliative Care doctors and nurses and all the wonderful staff at the Rosedale Hospice.

There will be no funeral service as Sharon’s life will be celebrated by friends and family at a later date. Condolences may be forwarded through http://www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: 1 (866) 412-4222. http://www.albertacancer.ca/memorial.

In living memory of Sharon Gaumont, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W., CALGARY, AB T3G 2T3 Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.


passed away in Edmonton, January 20, 2016, at the age of 90. George was raised in the Iron Springs area, served in WW2 and settled in the Town of Coaldale, where he was employed for 35 years. In 1954, he married the love of his life Phyllis Wernick, and enjoyed 61 wonderful years together. They raised three children; Brian (Robin), Connie (Robert) Harrison, Coleen (Davis) Graham and ultimately seven grandchildren — Kim, Cam (Kira), and Amanda King; Stacey (Rob) Fraser, Troy (Mallory) Harrison; Eric and Alison Graham; and little William Fraser, the only great grandchild. George was actively involved in the many facets of the development of Coaldale from a small village, to the thriving town it was when he retired 30 years ago. George was proud of the individual contributions and the dedication of the members of the Coaldale Volunteer Fire and Rescue crew. He also valued time spent with the Royal Canadian Legion in Lethbridge, enjoying the camaraderie of sharing morning cups of coffee and working together on many volunteer projects. George was most humbled by several commendations he received from the Legion.

George was predeceased by his parents, Sam and Margaret King, and six of his brothers and sisters and their spouses, leaving one Sister Audrey Baker, brother-in-law Leslie Wernick, and several nieces and nephews to mourn his passing. A celebration of George’s life will be held in Lethbridge on Saturday, February 13th, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m., at General Stewart Branch No.4 of the Royal Canadian Legion, 324 Mayor Magrath Drive South, in the Memorial Hall, northwest entrance. Anyone who may be wishing to provide flowers, please consider a donation to the Canadian Diabetes Association in lieu.




“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


ALICE DELAINE LOWRY of Cardston, passed away on Thursday, January 28, 2016, at the age of 96 years, beloved wife of the late Glen Lowry. DeLaine is survived by her children, Karen (Bud-deceased) Iverson, Dennis (Donna) Lowry, Lorna (Lee) Gordon, Larry (Cheryl) Lowry, Marlene (Bill) Clements, Nadine (Michael) Nelson & Kathy (Vic) Parks.

Friends may meet the family at the Legacy Funeral Home, ONLY on Friday, February 5th from 7:00 to 8:00 pm.

The Funeral service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, TEMPLE STREET CHAPEL on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow in the Taylorville Cemetery.

Send condolences to: http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca

Esther Johnson
1927 – 2016
Esther Patricia Johnson, passed away in Taber on Friday, January 29, 2016 at the age of 88 years.
Further information including service details will follow once arrangements have been finalized.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

Reg Saunders
1941 – 2016
Reginald William Saunders, beloved husband of Jarmila “Jeri” Saunders, passed away in Taber on Thursday, January 28, 2016 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.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

May Walker

1925 – 2016

May Margaret Patricia Walker passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at the age of 90 years.

A Come & Go reception will be held from 3:00pm to 5:00pm on Monday, February 1, 2016 at COUNTRY KITCHEN CATERING, 1715 Mayor Magrath Drive S., Lethbridge, AB

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

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.

Kevin is survived by his mother Sophie; brother’s Kent (Melissa), Kyle (Cali) and sister Kari (Stuart) Traber. Also surviving Kevin are 4 nieces; 4 nephews; 1 great-niece as well as numerous cousins, aunts, uncles and their families. Kevin was predeceased by his father Stan in 2011.

Kevin was born in Taber, Alberta and has lived in various cities and towns as well as a brief time in Germany while attending university, most recently residing in Lethbridge. Kevin began his work experience at SF Scott in Medicine Hat. He then managed the Consumer’s Distributing in Swift Current and after receiving his Bachelor of International Management, he worked in various financial institutions, most recently as Branch Manager of 1st Choice Savings in Taber. Kevin enjoyed fishing, camping, golfing, gardening, anything outdoors, fine wines, exotic foods, travelling and new experiences. Friends and family will remember Kevin as an intelligent, kind, caring gentle giant.

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.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canada Cancer Society, 317-10 St. S., Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 9Z9 or to St. Michael’s Health Centre Foundation, 1400-9 Ave. S., Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 4V5.

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


WOODWARD, Maxine Adele Rose was born May 8, 1924, and passed away peacefully at the age of 91 on January 27, 2016 in Lethbridge. She was born in Edmonton, the oldest daughter of Leonard and Ellen Foster and was predeceased by her loving husband Robert [2004], son Jim [2013], special friend Deke Bain [2012], sister Sylvia [2016] and brothers Norman and Jack. She is survived and lovingly remembered by her son Ron and Donna Woodward of Red Deer, daughter Marilynne and John Darroch of Lethbridge, and daughter-in-law Barbara Woodward of Athabasca; grandchildren Amber Darroch [Clark], Jeff Woodward [Jen], Angie Darroch [Jeff], Jacqui Woodward [Gord], Ryan Darroch [Jen] and Jeanna Friedley [Gavin], eleven great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews as well as her younger brother Bill. Maxine’s family appreciated her many friendships at West Highland Condos and would like to acknowledge the excellent staff at West Highlands Assisted Living for the loving and compassionate care she received during the past three years. A memorial service will be held in the spring in Edmonton. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Winnifred Stewart Foundation, 11130-131 St., Edmonton, AB T5M 1C1 [780-453-6707].



(1951 – 2016)

On the morning of January 28th, the dearest heart we’ve ever known, Christina Zehn, bid us farewell. We are so deeply saddened by her departure but profoundly inspired by her life. Christina had a rare inner beauty, dignity and gentleness that deeply touched us all.

Being around her was like being bathed in sunshine and goodness. She was the embodiment of compassion; gracious, kind and loving to every living thing as we have ever known. We’re going to miss her sparkle, her radiant smile and her laughter; it was music to our ears.

Christina’s life was like a multi- faceted crystal. Her love of theatre, music and dancing brought out the playful side in all of us. She had a magical quality for fashion and flair; like living art; she always looked beautiful.

Her home was a refuge for dogs and cats, birds and fish. She cared for everything that needed care, selflessly gave of her time, always putting others first.

Christina had a deep love and respect for nature and a great sense of adventure which took her on many trips from hiking in the mountains to exploring the night sky. In her younger years she loved spending time at the cabin in the Crowsnest Pass. At home, the coulees were her sanctuary, her special place where she appreciated nature.

Our precious Christina taught us so much and we are forever grateful and privileged to have been a part of her life.

She will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Sisters Irena and Wanda (Philip); brother Wally; nieces Paige and Courtney and great niece, Blair. Christina was pre-deceased by her parents, Carolina and Walter.

A Memorial in Christina’s honour will be held at Southminster United Church on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 2 p.m. with reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to an animal care charity of your choice.


Tom passed away on January 27, 2016 at the age of 38 years. He is survived by his parents; Robert and Janice Zywina, his younger brother; Pat (Brittany) and his two buds; Cane and Sadie. He is also survived by numerous uncles, aunts, cousins and friends. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home, 703 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge at 1:00 p.m.

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