January 23rd, 2021


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on April 12, 2016.


DONNA ANDERSON, of Coaldale, passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit, on Monday, April 11, 2016 at the age of 81 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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

Hendrik “Henk” Dunsbergen

1938 – 2016

With deep sorrow we announce the passing away of my beloved husband and our dear father, grandfather and great grandfather, Henk Dunsbergen on April 8, 2016 at the age of 78 years.

Henk was born on February 20, 1938 in Barneveld, the Netherlands. Besides his loving wife Annie, Henk is survived by his children, Bert and Karen Dunsbergen, Dicky and Gerrit vande Bruinhorst, John and Mariska Dunsbergen, Annette and Ryan Mercer, Edith and Ton Beyer, and Wilma and Henk Vander Veen, 42 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers and sister Steven and Marie Dunsbergen, Bertie vande Bruinhorst, and Wim and Hennie Dunsbergen. His inlaws Bertus and Jany Evers, Henk-Jan and Gre Evers, Maartje Evers, Cees and Hilda Evers, Dikkie and Ab van Deuveren, Grietje and Gert Ruttenberg, Dirk and Willie Evers, and Mees en Greetje Evers, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Henk was predeceased by a grandson Denis Dunsbergen, his parents Berend and Hendrika Dunsbergen, parents in law Dirk and Dirkje Evers and step mother in law Hendrika Evers, siblings Jan and Riek Dunsbergen, Riek and Mees van Maanen, Zwaantje and Henk Hey, Ditje and Dirk Pul, Barend and Eefje Dunsbergen, Gerard vande Bruinhorst and brother in law Wim Evers.

An opportunity for condolences will be held on Monday, April 11, 2016 from 7:30pm to 8:30pm at the NETHERLANDS REFORMED CONGREGATION OF PICTURE BUTTE.

A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30am on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at NETHERLANDS REFORMED CONGREGATION OF PICTURE BUTTE, with Rev. P. L. Bazen officiating. Interment will follow in the Memorial Cemetery of Picture Butte.

Flowers are gratefully declined, memorial donations may be made to the Bethesda Care Home, Box 1096, Picture Butte, AB, T0K 1V0. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Bethesda Care Home staff, Dr. Wilde, ICU, and 4C staff for the excellent care provided.

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Robert Wayne Edwards, beloved husband of Jocelyne passed away suddenly at the age of 62 on March 29, 2016 in Spokane, WA.

The fourth of seven children, Bob was born in Calgary and started trucking in his teen years, and just kept on going right up to the end.

He loved driving ad couldn’t imagine doing anything else, making many friends along the way.

Bob is survived by his wife, Jocelyne, and his children, Kim (Sean) McKay, Steve (Deanna) Edwards and Shari Lyn Edwards. Also, his grandchildren; Jordan and Matthew McKay, Leslie, Sadie, Chase and Corina Edwards, and Reese Wilson. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters – Jim, JoAnn, Jackie, Don, Paddy and Sandie and his nieces & nephews.

He will be missed and remembered by all his friends, family, co-workers and fellow drivers.

A memorial open house will be announced and held at a later date.

Eugene (Fab) Fabro

1919 – 2016

The family of Eugene Fabro is saddened to announce that their father passed away in the Crowsnest Pass Health Centre on April 9, 2016 of natural causes. Dad was 96 years old.

Eugene was born in Colloredo, Udine, Italy on June 5, 1919 the only son of Teresa and Ferdinando Fabro. He immigrated to Canada in 1926 and served in the Canadian Armed Forces during WWII with the Kings Own Rifles and when he was honorably discharged, he sought work as an electrician at the McGillivray Coal & Coke Company. Shortly after, he married his life-long love, Mary DeCecco.

Dad worked his way up in the mine to eventually becoming the Executive Vice-President of Coleman Collieries. In the early 70’s and with his partners, Dad became one of the owners of Byron Creek Collieries. Together, they built the company to the point where it was eventually purchased by Esso Resources. Dad was known as one of the foremost mining authorities in Canada and negotiated coal supply contracts world-wide. He was instrumental in developing the unit train concept with CPR and as a result and due to the long-standing relationship that he had with CPR, the railway siding to Byron Creek Collieries mine site was named after him.

Dad was a family man and as such, a fierce defender of his wife and his family. He was an ethical and moral man who was thoughtful and respectful of others. Above all else, Dad was a fair and gentle man as he always gave a second chance in life and in business to everyone that he involved himself with. He tried to project a strong gruff attitude but in reality he was a soft hearted and mild mannered man – a courtly gentleman.

Dad always enjoyed his time at Flathead Lake with our Mom; it was an inspirational and loving place to be as a family and we created many memories. Dad loved to travel and he and mom toured with the Opimian Society to taste wines all over the world including North and South America, Africa, Australia and Europe. They also toured on their own and visiting Japan, China and Europe several times. They even managed to go behind the Iron Curtain during the Cold War!

Dad lived a long full life. His caring ways thoughtful advice, business acumen and genuinely loving attitude to his family and friends will be dearly missed.

He is survived by his children, Randy (Nancy) Fabro and their children Alaina and Lauren, Claire Seaman and her children, Shelly and Blaine, Beric (Wendy) Fabro and their children Nina and David, Eugene (Cheryl) Fabro Jr, and Adrian (Janette) Fabro and their children, Lisa, Andrea and Sarah as well as his extended family of grandchildren, great grandchildren, cousins and dear friends. Dad was predeceased by his beloved wife, Mary Fabro in 1999 and his parents, Ferdinando and Teresa.

Thank you to Dr. Annand and all the professional, caring nursing staff at the CNP Health Centre for taking care of our father and making his final days as comfortable as possible. Thanks also to Fantin’s Funeral Chapel for the arrangements for Dad’s final journey.

The Funeral Mass honouring the life of Eugene Fabro will be held on Friday, April 15, 2016 at 1:00pm in the Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church (13126-21 Ave) in Blairmore with Fr. Ben Marino and Deacon Renso Castellarin officiating. Interment to follow in the family section of the Coleman Union Cemetery. Pallbearers are: Adrian Fabro, Beric Fabro, Gene Fabro Jr, Randy Fabro, Blaine Seaman and David Fabro.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in dad’s name to the Crowsnest Pass Health Foundation (Bag 1, Blairmore, AB T0K 0E0). Condolences may be registered at http://www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca.

Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with arrangements. (403) 562-8555.

 Dolores Svensen
1937 – 2016
Dolores Faye Svensen, passed away in Taber on Friday, April 8, 2016 at the age of 79 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Friday, April 15, 2016 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.
The Celebration of Dolores’ Life will be held at the Taber Youth Centre, 1 km north of 64 Avenue on 50 Street, Taber on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. 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.

Larry Letkeman

1937 – 2016

Mr. Larry Letkeman, of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Erna Letkeman, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at the age of 78 years.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects from 7:00pm to 8:00pm on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB.

A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH LETHBRIDGE, 4717 24 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1K 7C1, with Pastor Dave Acree, officiating.

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


ALLAN NEVILLE, beloved husband of Sharon Neville, of Lethbridge, AB, passed away at the Edith Cavell Care Centre, on Sunday April 10, 2016 at the age of 86 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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

Jeanne Owen

1940 – 2016

With both sadness and gentle relief, the family of Jeanne Annette Owen (Rider), announces her passing on Friday, April 8, 2016 at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Unit at the age of 75 years.

Jeanne, beloved wife of Eddie Owen for the last 58 years, is also survived by her 4 children, 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren – daughter Deanne (Pete) Giesbrecht and their children Chris(Cindy) and their son Sabastian, Dex (Jessica) and their daughter Searra, Tasha (Dallas Pilon), daughter Jody (Brian) Kundrik, son Blaine (Darla) Owen their children Chelsea, Kamryn and Jacob and Wes (Shanley) Owen and daughter Kailee. She is also survived by her sister Lenora Glover as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Jeanne was born to John and Rita Rider on June 13, 1940 in Lethbridge, Alberta and was raised and went to school in the Readymade community. After marrying Eddie in 1958 they moved to the family farm in North Tempest. She worked at the Royal Bank prior to meeting Eddie. After their marriage she helped support the family by working at Robinson Store, Martins IGA, Sears and Lethbridge Exhibition Horse Race Track. They sold the farm but remained on the acreage until 2003 when they moved to Coaldale. In 2014 Jeanne and Ed moved to Lethbridge where she resided until her passing.

After selling the farm they enjoyed their retirement by travelling all over the world and visited over 28 countries. Jeanne was very active in her community being a chartered member of the Kinette Club, Sunday School Teacher, 4H and many fundraisers. One of the highlights of Jeanne’s life was chaperoning the Young Voyager Program escorting 20 local high school kids to Newfoundland and hosting 20 from Quebec.

Jeanne spent many years spoiling her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was excited about another great grandchild who will join the family in August. Her love of gardening continued and in Coaldale she was known to have one of the most unique gardens. She thoroughly enjoyed helping with the Communities in Bloom Program in Coaldale, especially the year Coaldale won the award.

The family would like to thank Dr. Oviatt, Dr. Ireland and the staff at St. Michaels Palliative Care facility.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish, memorial donations may be made to liver and cancer research.

At Jeanne’s request a private immediate family only service will be held. The family invites you to Celebrate her Life by joining them on April 15th at COAST HOTEL, 526 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. with a formal tribute to Jeanne at 2 p.m.

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


EMILY EMMA PARTRIDGE, beloved wife of the late Merv Partridge, of Magrath, AB, formerly of Lethbridge, AB, passed away at the Raymond Health Centre, on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at the age of 86 years.

She will be lovingly remembered by her brother Albert (Joan) Reeb of North Dakota, U.S.A, surrogate daughter and sister in the Lord, Denise-Marie Demers, special friend and sister in the Lord, Jean Erickson as well as numerous nieces and nephews in the U.S.A.

Besides her husband Merv, Emily was predeceased by her twin sister Hilda, older sister Freida as well as her brothers Oscar, Otto, Carl, Paul and Emile.

Emily was born on August 15, 1929, in North Dakota, the seventh child to Pauline and Jacob Reeb. She ventured from home at the age of 24 years and migrated to Canada, where she lived in a number of different cities before settling in Lethbridge. Emily was a woman of great faith and a poetic scribe for her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. She had many spiritual children to whom she would share her spiritual wisdom and prayers with. Emily has now graduated to the highest level in her calling for her faithfulness as a servant of the Lord.

“Well done, good and faithful servant.”

A Celebration of Emily’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, April 15, 2016 at 1:30 P.M. with Reverend Denise-Marie Demers officiating. Interment will take place at Mountain View Cemetery.

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

Mary Sandul

1917 – 2016

Mrs. Mary Sandul of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Wasyl Sandul, passed away at the Edith Cavell Care Center on Sunday, April 10, 2016 at the age of 98 years.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

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

Sister Marie Albert Shayler

Shayler: Sister Marie Albert, 102, a Sister of St. Martha of Antigonish, died at Bethany, the Motherhouse, on Saturday, April 9, 2016. She was in the 79th year of her religious life.

Born in Brandon, Manitoba, Sister Marie Albert, baptized Mary Louise Nora, was the oldest in a family of four children, the daughter of the late Harry Avery Shayler and Mabel Louise (Parry) Shayler. Sister Albert was predeceased by her three siblings: Eunice Brown, Joan Fraser and Stanley Shayler. She is survived by several nieces and nephews who are regularly in contact with Sister Marie Albert.

Sister entered the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Martha on February 8, 1936 and pronounced her first vows on September 3, 1937, and her perpetual profession of vows on September 3, 1940. Before she entered the congregation, Sister received her R.N. from St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing, Lewistown, Montana. She worked in Alberta at Pincher Creek Hospital in Pincher Creek, and at St. Michael’s Hospital in Lethbridge. In 1940 she graduated from St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish with her B. Sc. in Nursing. In 1963 she received her certification in Hospital Organization and Management (HOM) in Winnipeg, MN.

After entering the congregation, Sister Marie Albert ministered in the field of health care for forty-six years, in addition to being a volunteer in the Adult Care Program at St. Michael’s Hospital, Lethbridge, for eleven years following her retirement from full-time ministry. She served in hospitals of the congregation in Nova Scotia at St. Martha’s Hospital in Antigonish and St. Mary’s Hospital in Inverness. In Western Canada, Sister ministered in Saskatchewan at St. Peter’s Hospital in Melville, St. Michael’s Hospital in Broadview and Martha House in Regina; in Alberta at Mineral Springs Hospital in Banff and St. Michael’s Hospital in Lethbridge. Sister Marie Albert did some volunteer work at a soup kitchen while in residence at St. Monica Convent in Lethbridge. Because of failing health she returned to Bethany, the Motherhouse, in 2000. However, Sister could be seen taking her walk each day outdoors, no matter the kind of weather she would encounter.

Sister’s remains will be resting at Bethany, beginning the afternoon of Tuesday, April 12, at 1:15, where a Celebration of Vigil will be held on the same evening at 7:30. Liturgy of Christian Burial will take place on Wednesday, April 13, at 2:00 p.m. in Bethany Chapel.

Arrangements are under the direction of MacIsaac Funeral Home of Antigonish. http://www.MacIsaacs.ca

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