January 17th, 2021


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on March 16, 2016.


IRENE MARIE ADAMS passed away on Monday March 14, 2016 in Lethbridge, Alberta at the age of 94 years.

She leaves to remember her, three children, daughter Patricia (Fred) Herrmann, son Paul Adams, and daughter Phyllis (Richard McNutt), 11 grandchildren and 12 great- grandchildren, sister Viola Cockburn, as well as nephews and nieces.

Irene was predeceased by her parents Louise and George, husband Merlin, sister Gertrude and brother Clarence.

Irene was known for her love of Jehovah God and the Bible educational work that she devoted many hours to. The paradise earth that the Bible promises is what Irene kept to the forefront of her life. It was her hope to see all those she loved in her life in that promised new earth.

Cremation entrusted to Cornerstone Funeral Home.

A Memorial Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta on Thursday March 17, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. with Terry Whitlock officiating.

A Private Family Interment will be held at a later date.

If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Irene’s name can be made to the Watchtower Bible & Tract Society for the furtherance of Bible education, c/o Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 1510 Stafford Drive, Lethbridge, AB T1H 2C5

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

Mrs. Irmina Baier

1927 – 2016

Mrs. Irmina Baier of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Peter Baier passed away at Lethbridge Cedar Creek Assisted Living on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at the age of 89 years.

Vigil Rites (Prayers) will be held at 7:00PM on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th Street South, Lethbridge.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00AM on Thursday, March 17, 2016 at ST. BASILS ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 13 St. N., Lethbridge, AB, with Father Kevin Tumback officiating.

Interment to take place at Mountain View Cemetery.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish, memorial donations can be made to St. Michael’s Health Centre, 1400 9 Ave S. Lethbridge, AB T1J 4V5

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

Ms. Dorothy Big Swallow

1965 – 2016

Mrs. Dorothy Big Swallow of Lethbridge, passed away on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at the age of 50 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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WILLIAM FREDERICK BINNING, beloved husband of the late Rita Binning, passed away peacefully on Thursday March 10th, 2016, at Chinook Regional Hospital at the age of 89.

Bill is survived by his children: Beverly Barnett of Springfield, Missouri; Greg Binning (partner Diane) of Vancouver and his children Nicole (Robert Ratcliffe) and Robert; Jackie (Don) Mehalko of Lethbridge and their children Jason, Brad (Jennifer) and Jaime (Chris) Clawson; Kent (Lesia) Binning of Draper, Utah and their children Brittney, Jordan (Kassy), Scott and Natalee; Leonard (Debra) Binning of Lethbridge and their children Brooke, Macaul (Travis) Johnson and Clarke.

He is survived by his sister Dorothy Masson, along with sisters-in-law Arlene Litchfield and Ona Dunbrack, and brother-in-law Lauchie (Esther) Champney. He also leaves behind his special friend Ilene Rempel, whom the family is deeply grateful for all the care and friendship offered to Bill.

He was predeceased by his parents, Leonard and May Binning.

Bill was born and raised in Lethbridge. He excelled at sports, and was a particularly talented baseball player. He was employed by the City of Lethbridge as a surveyor for many years. In his spare time, he was in demand as a painter, and at Christmas time he played a GREAT Santa Claus! Bill loved, and was deeply committed to, his family and ALWAYS supported any activity they were involved in. He was happiest when helping others, and loved to volunteer -spending many hours working with the Handicap Riding Association and helping individuals with addictions recovery. He was an active member of the LDS church and served faithfully in many capacities, including a mission with his wife to Salt Lake City in 1989. One of his crowning accomplishments was the many years of successful Father and Son banquets that saw many famous athletes come to town to inspire. In 2002 Bill received the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal for his years of service.

Funeral service will be held on Friday March 18th at 11am at the CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS, 2410 – 28th Street South, Lethbridge. Friends may meet the family on Thursday March 17th, from 7–8pm at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS funeral home 703 – 13th Street North, Lethbridge, or prior to the service Friday at the church from 10 –10:45am. Interment to follow the service at the Orton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or any deserving charity.


DORIAN CALLING LAST passed away in Camrose, Alberta on March 11, 2016 at the age of 63 years.

A Wake Service will be at the Old Saipoyi Gym, Stand Off on Thursday, March 17th from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be at the Old Saipoyi Gym, Stand Off on Friday, March 18th at 11:00 am. Interment in St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Blood Reserve.

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


January 7, 1962 – March 13, 2016

Sharie Delene Cousins-Markle, born January 7, 1962, in Fort St. John, BC, died peacefully after her third and very hard battle with breast cancer, on Sunday, March 13, 2016 in Claresholm, Alberta.

Sharie leaves behind her husband Collin Markle, step-children Claire and Logan; parents Kay and Orvan Cousins; sister Sandy (Steve) Hiebert, nephew Shayden, niece Staysha, and many much-loved cousins, aunts and uncles.

Sharie cherished life, family, friends, learning and teaching. After high school, she attended Canadian Lutheran Bible Institute in Camrose. In 1985, determined to obtain a career as a Fish and Wildlife Officer, she attended Lakeland College and then Lethbridge College. In 1989 she achieved her dream career as the second female Fish and Wildlife Officer in Alberta, working first in the Crowsnest Pass and then in Lethbridge. In 2001 Sharie left the Fish and Wildlife Division to teach future Fish and Wildlife officers at Lethbridge College. While teaching and battling cancer, Sharie attained her Masters Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of the Fraser Valley. Along with a strong devotion to her career, Sharie gave much of her time and talents to a variety of activities such as cowboy poetry, dragon boat racing, rock hounding, camping, horse riding/packing, and playing leadership roles in many student and faculty clubs and events. Her artistic talents were endless; she enjoyed bird carving, beading, painting, lapidary, photography, and so much more. Music also played a huge part in Sharie’s life; she played the piano and organ as a youngster, then for her first job, and then at the Peace Lutheran Church where she and Collin attended.

Sharie was a devoted wife, daughter, sister, cousin, auntie, and friend. She touched the lives of every person she spoke to and made friends everywhere she went. She will be deeply missed.

A Memorial Service will be held at the Claresholm Community Centre (corner of 8th Street and 59th Avenue West, Claresholm) on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 2:00 pm. Donations in sympathy for Sharie may be forwarded to the Claresholm and District Health Foundation – Palliative Care, Box 2638, Claresholm, Alberta T0L 0T0.

Arrangements entrusted to Willow Creek Funeral Home, Claresholm. Tel: 403-625-3212. Condolences may be forwarded at http://www.willowcreekfuneralhome.com


Our beloved mother, DOROTHY GREER, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at St. Therese Villa, on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at the age of 96 years.

She is survived by her daughter Margaret (Bob) Galloway, grandsons Joe (Charlene) and Patrick (Michelle) Galloway. She is also survived by her great grandchildren; Jared, Trent, Brooklyn, London, Kiersten and Hunter, as well as a stepson Philip (Ellen) Greer.

The family would like to thank all the staff at St. Therese Villa for the loving and excellent care she has received while residing there.

A Celebration of Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta, on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Hugh Jack Officiating.

As per her wishes she will be laid to rest in the Transcona Cemetery, Winnipeg, Manitoba with her son Ross at a later date.

If you so wish, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lethbridge Humane Society (SPCA) – 2920-16 Avenue North, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1H 5E9.

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

Anne Hayden
1934 – 2016
Anne Marie Josephine Hayden, beloved wife of Jack Hayden of Vauxhall, passed away in Taber on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at the age of 81 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Sunday, March 20, 2016 between 3:00 P.M. and 4:00 P.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at the Vauxhall Mennonite Brethren Church, 320 – 9 Street North, Vauxhall on Monday, March 21, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. A private burial service will take place at the Vauxhall Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Anne’s name may be made directly to the Vauxhall Seniors, P.O. Box 751, Vauxhall, Alberta T0K 2K0.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


RONALD DEAN HIGGINS passed away in Cardston, AB on Monday, March 14, 2016 at the age of 54 years, son of Kay Stack & Dan Higgins.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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

Willem Kampert

1960 – 2016

With deep sorrow, we announce that the Lord in His infinite wisdom, at His time has taken out of our midst my beloved husband, dear father, grandfather, son, brother, and brother-in-law.

Mr. Willem Kampert passed away suddenly on Sunday, March 13, 2016 at the age of 55 years at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary.

He leaves to mourn his loving wife Lucina and his 11 children, Evert & Susana (Owen, Rebekah, Caleb), William, Barry & Willeke (Lianne), Corné, Maria & Brand-Jan (Reinier) Soetendaal, Wayne, Corine, Evelyn, Rosemary, Annette and Lydia.

He is survived by his parents Evert and Bep Kampert, his brother Gijs (Maatje) Kampert, his sisters Ria (Lammé) Brons, Roelie (Jan Willem) van Beek and Evelien (Job) vd Bruinhorst. Brothers and sisters in law: Teus (Netty) van Gent, Jan (Sandra) van Gent, Antie Arts, Marry vd Hoef, Cees (Leida) van Gent and Arend (Regine) van Gent, as well as numerous nieces and nephews and their families.

Willem was predeceased by his father-in-law Willem van Gent, mother-in-law Cornelia van Gent and brother-in-law Wout vd Hoef.

Condolences will be held from 7:30PM to 8:30PM on Thursday, March 17, 2016 at NETHERLANDS REFORMED CONGREGATION, 90022 Range Rd 211, Lethbridge, AB T0K 0T0.

A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00AM on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at NETHERLANDS REFORMED CONGREGATION, with Reverend A.A. Brugge officiating.

Interment to take place at Archmount Cemetery.

Flowers are gratefully declined.

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


1971 – 2016

ALAN MACPHERSON, beloved husband of Sheena MacPherson, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Monday, March 14th, 2016 at the age of 44 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.


It is with great sadness that our family shares the loss of JUNE ‘CAROLE’ MCFALLS who passed away at home in Lethbridge, AB on Sunday March 13, 2016.

Carole is survived by her three children: David (Linda) McFalls of Lethbridge, Mark (Christine) McFalls of Ottawa, and Carole Anne (Dean) Oikawa of Lethbridge. She also leaves to mourn her sister Margaret Heighton, three grandchildren, Lindsay McFalls (Dale Lawson), Justin McFalls (Malina Bird), Samantha Vanderleek, and one great grandchild, Kayson-Dale Lawson, as well as many nieces and nephews who were very close to her heart.

Carole was predeceased by her husband Richard, her sister Maureen Crowder, her brother David Elder, and her parents, Leslie and Margaret Elder.

Carole was born on December 21, 1939 in Belfast, Northern Ireland and, along with her parents and siblings, immigrated to Canada in 1947. With her father, the Reverend Leslie Elder officiating, Carole and Richard were married in 1960. They eventually settled in London, Ontario where they raised their family. In 1969, they began volunteering with the Children’s Aid Society and, over the next 30 years, were Foster Parents to close to 200 infants and toddlers. This continued until 2001 when Richard’s life was tragically taken as a result of a car accident. Carole, who was critically injured in the same accident, never fully recovered but stubbornly persevered and lived life fully until the time of her passing.

Carole was a passionate Toronto Maple Leafs fan and spent many nights in front of the TV draped in her Leafs gear cheering them on. She loved to ‘hate’ the Canadiens, despite her husband being one of their biggest fans!

A service will be held in London, Ontario at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Lung Association or another charity of choice.

Mr. Enzo Piccini

1934 – 2016

Mr. Enzo Piccini, of Lethbridge, loving husband of Verdelle Piccini, passed away at St. Michael’s Palliative Care on Monday, March 14, 2016 at the age of 81 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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Fanny “Nancy” Shearer

1921 – 2016

Mrs. Fanny “Nancy” Shearer of Milk River, passed away at the Milk River Hospital on

Monday, March 14, 2016 at the age of 94 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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DAVID S. TSCHETTER passed away at home on Sunday, March 13, 2016 with his loving family surrounding him at the age of 94.

The Funeral Service will be held at the Thompson Colony, Fort Macleod, AB. On Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 10 am. Interment in the Thompson Colony Cemetery.

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

We announce with sorrow the passing of LeRon Franklin Low, of Coaldale, on Friday March 11. His wife and five children are left to mourn his loss, but celebrate his great life. Ron was the oldest son and third child of Solon Earl Low and Alice Fern Litchfield. He was predeceased by sisters Lorna, Jessie, Carol and Sharon, and is survived by brothers Morton, Ken and Eric. Growing up in southern Alberta, Edmonton and Ottawa, LeRon was deeply influenced by his politician father and his widespread family. He was well-rounded and accomplished- but always modest. He took to music and sports but his passion was people- always people- as any who knew him would attest. LeRon attended the University of Utah- graduating in pharmacy in 1950, newly married to a pretty Utah girl– E. Jeanne Bagley. He persuaded her to give Canada a try, and she set off on a wonderful adventure with this witty and gentle Canadian. By 1961, the family had arrived at their present home- Coaldale. LeRon was active in professional, civic and church service. He served on school board, town council and as interim mayor. He was the first bishop of the Coaldale LDS ward. He organized and coached sports- especially basketball and slo-pitch. He loved playing piano and organ. His chosen profession would become a cherished opportunity to serve. Many will remember him as the purveyor of Low’s Pharmacy on main street, and later as manager of the Woodward’s pharmacy. The golden years were sweet- church missions leading to a role as temple sealer. Many young couples were married by Grandpa Low- including most of his grandchildren. He would consider this his life’s greatest blessing. All the while he was building legacy and teaching about marriage and family. LeRon and Jeanne were blessed with five children. Kathy Galbraith, Patricia & Neil Harker, Richard & Gayle Low, George Low and Steven & Jayne Low. Eventually 29 grandchildren followed and now there are 48 great-grandchildren. Numerous in-laws total this posterity at 107. He was able to visit with most of them in his final days. His death, like his life, was noble and joyous. We know he has gone to prepare mansions ahead. Through unspeakable pain and constant treatments, he remained gracious and kind. LeRon had confided once to a granddaughter that his life’s goal was to never become a grumpy old man. Mission accomplished, Grandpa! He knew that kindness begets kindness. We thank all those who cared for, and nurtured him: Dr Stan Benke, the incomparable staff at the Regional Hospital – especially on 5a.- and the Sunny South lodge, Dr Eric Mueller, all of Ron’s special friends in the outpatient/dayPro departments. We thank the generous blood donors who sustained this life for 7 years. You know who you are. If you could have known this man! He loved you all. Pharmacist, sportsman, musician and coach–bishop, sealer, patriarch and grandfather. Ron was 88. He was, is and ever will be our family’s hero. Funeral service- Saturday March 19, 2:00. Meet the family, 1:00- Coaldale Ward building, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints- 2216, 21a Ave. Interment that morning, 10:00 am, Cardston cemetery

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