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By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on March 9, 2016.


Eva Bullis

1931 – 2016

Ms. Eva Bullis of Lethbridge, passed away at St. Therese Villa on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at the age of 84 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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


JUSTINA “JESSIE” FILATOFF passed away peacefully at the St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit, on Monday, March 7th, 2016 at the age of 89 years.

She is the loving mother of Mark (Lorie) Filatoff of Fort Macleod, and Kelly Filatoff of Lethbridge, grandmother of Braeden (Tanya) Filatoff and Cole Filatoff of Lethbridge and great- grandmother to Hannah and Joel Filatoff as well as a great-grandchild expected in June. She is also survived by her four sisters, Margaret Heibert, Elizabeth (Menno) Friesen, Marie (John) Reimer, and Ruth (Bob) Balinski, sister-in-law Elsa Peters as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband John, one brother and numerous sisters.

Jessie was born January 2, 1927 in Steinbach, Manitoba. She moved to Magrath with her family at a young age, later moving to Rosemary. She worked at the canning factories in Brooks and Magrath as well as the CJOC radio station. She took great care of everyone on the farm in Legend, retiring to Lethbridge in 1974. Jessie was very devoted to God and daily prayer was important to her. She was a kind, generous person who truly loved her family.

A Funeral Service will be held at the EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH, 4717 – 24 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB., on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

In memory of Jessie, donations may be made to the Mennonite Central Committee Alberta, #210, 2946 – 32 Street N.E., Calgary, AB., T1Y 6J7

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

 Eleanor Jockims

1938 – 2016

Eleanor Katherine Jockims of Lethbridge, beloved wife and soul mate of Clarence, passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness on Saturday March 5, 2016, at the age of 78.

Born the eldest child, Jan 5, 1938, to Herbert and Martha Finkbeiner in Kincaid, Sask.

Mother to Kevin (Sandra), Terri (Bob) and Rosalie (Dave); Nana to Samantha, Kayli, Kris, Jennifer, Sean, Shelby and Travis; sister to Doreen, Marilyn (Harvey), Don and Dale (Clara), sister-in-law to Larry (Gail), Auntie and cousin to many, friend to all. Eleanor was pre-deceased by her parents, brother-in-law’s Bob Andrew and Jim Keller and sister-in-law Flo Finkbeiner.

Mom started her career at Swift Current Collegiate Institute taking a Secretarial Arts course. She worked as a copywriter at CKSW Radio Station in Swift Current for 14 years while she and Dad were raising their children.

In 1971 they moved their family to Lethbridge where Mom furthered her career with Lethbridge School District #51 at Senator Buchanan Elementary School where she worked for 22 years. She loved working with the children and her colleagues. She remembers her time spent at the school fondly.

Family holidays were spent enjoying the great outdoors, usually here in Canada. We were lucky enough to go to Disneyland as a family before us kids grew up and started families of our own.

Mom was always involved with her Community and Church, including the CGIT, Girl Guides and Kinette Club. Most recently she kept active and volunteered at the Nord-bridge Senior’s Center.

Mom and Dad travelled extensively during their retirement, including trips to Europe, Mexico, Hawaii, and cruising to Alaska and the Panama Canal. Most recently they went on a bus tour to Branson, Missouri and rode the Rocky Mountaineer from Calgary to Vancouver. They always made new friends wherever they went.

Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Her Life at 1:00pm on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB.

If you so desire donations can be made to Streets Alive 323 4 St S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 1Z9, Harbour House, 604 8 St S, Lethbridge, AB, or a local charity of your choice.

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


MARGURITTE PETERSON LEAVITT, passed away at Lee Crest in Cardston, Alberta on March 5, 2016, a little more than one month before her 100th birthday. She will join her husband, DeVere, who passed away four years ago at the age of 98, and her parents and siblings.

She is survived by her children: Sheila (Don) Pierson, Ferrin (Linda) Leavitt, Jenny (Ken) Baker, Barton (Alonna) Leavitt, Royce (Marina) Leavitt, 31 grandchildren, 100 great grandchildren, and 18 great great grandchildren.

Marguritte was born April 10, 1916 in Welling, Alberta to John Christian Peterson and Genevra Ferrin. Her family moved to Kimball, Alberta when she was eight years old. She married DeVere and moved to Leavitt, Alberta where she raised her children and lived most of her life until moving to Chinook Lodge and then to Lee Crest a few years ago.

She was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and has served in many positions. She especially loved her Young Women. She and DeVere served a mission to India. They also served many years as temple workers and patrons. Her favorite thing was to attend the temple with her family.

Marguritte was a hard worker. She loved to keep her house neat and clean and was still raising a garden at age 90. She was always ready to serve her family and others and entertained many people in her home. Wherever they went, she and DeVere would make new friends and invite them to visit them in Alberta, and many came. She loved people and was always concerned about helping in any way she could. She especially loved her family and right to the end wanted an accounting of children, grandchildren and their families. She was always grateful for everything anyone did for her, and didn’t want to “be a burden.”

The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Leavitt, Alberta on Saturday, March 12th, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. Friends may meet the family at the Church from 2:00-2:45 prior to the Service. Interment to follow at the Leavitt Cemetery.

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

Shirley Ann Miller

1951 – 2016

Mrs. Shirley Ann Miller of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. Harley Miller, and loving mother of Shane and Joeie, passed away at the St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre on Monday, March 7, 2016 at the age of 65 years.

A Private Family graveside service will be held at a later date.

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Brandi-May Sokol

1977 – 2016

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved one, Brandi-May Sokol of Lethbridge, AB on Friday, March 4, 2016 at the age of 39 years.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th Street South Lethbridge, with Reverend James Grunden officiating.

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

Mary Varzari

1927 – 2016

Mrs. Mary Varzari of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. George Varzari, passed away on Monday, March 7, 2016 at the age of 88 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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

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