October 30th, 2020

THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2016


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on April 14, 2016.

EDWARDS, ROBERT WAYNE

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.

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Ralph Jensen
1923 – 2016
Ralph Clinton Jensen, beloved husband of Vera Jensen, passed away in Lethbridge on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at the age of 92 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.

HUMMEL

HUMMEL, Alice Pearl (Anderson): June 13, 1922 to April 7, 2016 – Alice passed away peacefully at the age of 93. Predeceased by George, her beloved husband of 61 years, she is survived by six children, Bernie (Janet) Hummel, Eleanor (Lyle) Smith, Ruth Hummel, Grant (Wendy) Hummel, Grace (Gord) MacLeod, and Joan (Jeff) Penwell; six grandchildren, Jerad (Kyla) Smith, Warren (Jen) Smith, Connie Hummel, Lauren (Matt) Ostridge, Colin MacLeod and Stuart (Dana) MacLeod; and five great grandchildren, Hannah, Garnett, Ainsley, Landon and Ryder. She is also survived by her sister Ruth Ginzer; and sister-in-laws and brother-in law, Dorothy Degenstein, Racille Ellis, Ramon and Jean Hummel.

Alice was born in Monitor, Alberta. As very young girls, she and her sisters (Florence, Marie and Ruth) became accomplished musicians and eventually formed the Anderson Sisters Orchestra, under the watchful eye of their parents Martin and Ida. The family moved to Lethbridge and the Orchestra quickly became a popular draw for dances in Alberta and neighboring provinces. They played to packed houses throughout their career. In addition to a full year-round touring schedule, they had a weekly radio show on CJOC (broadcast live “from high atop the Marquis Hotel”) and performed during the summer months at dance pavilions across the province. Their five-year engagement at Waterton Lakes National Park Pavilion made them the longest running attraction at that popular venue. During the 1940s they also entertained at WWII training bases and appeared with dignitaries at events to rally support for the war efforts, including the sale of war bonds.

Alice and George were married in 1948 and resided in Champion, where they continued to farm even after their semi-retirement and relocation to Lethbridge in the 1980s. Alice will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered for her kindness and thoughtfulness. She was a devoted wife and mother, and a caring friend and teacher. She coached her children along their own music journeys and generously shared her gift of music in the community. Alice also taught piano lessons to over 200 students from around southern Alberta, many of whom travelled great distances to have her as their teacher.

A private service was held to celebrate Alice’s life. Her family extends sincere appreciation to Dr. Mona Cassis and the health care professionals at Cedar Creek Assisted Living for their care and support. Donations may be made in Alice’s memory, directly to the Champion Cemetery Maintenance Association, Box 2, Champion, AB. T0L 0R0.

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


 


Mrs. Lorraine Kirchner

1923 – 2016

Mrs. Lorraine Kirchner of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. Marvin Kirchner passed away at the Coaldale Health Care Centre on Friday, April 8, 2016 at the age of 92 years.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, April 15, 2016 at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street S. Lethbridge, AB.

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


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.

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.

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JAMES (JIM) DONALD McINTOSH

June 28/30 – April 10/16

It is with a heavy heart that we have to announce that Uncle Jimmy passed away on Sunday, April 10/16 in the afternoon. He is still alive in our heart and minds. Uncle Jimmy is survived by many family and friends. Flowers are gratefully declined; instead get yourself a Sambuca and have a cheer to Uncle Jimmy; He would have wanted it that way. A celebration of his life will be held later in the middle of May/16. I am sure that Uncle Jimmy would have liked to say Thank-You to everyone.

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NEVILLE

1929-2016

We are saddened to announce the passing of ALLAN NEVILLE, on Sunday, April 10, 2016 at the age of 86 years.

He is survived by his daughter Gayle (Joel) Morrissette and his sons, Scot (Marcie) and Lee (Rochelle); grandchildren: Loni, Lacy, Simon (Brianne), Emily, Sam, Chloe and Sophie as well as his great-grandson, Hunter Joel Lyons.

Allan was predeceased by his son Gene and his brothers, Keith and Eric.

Allan was born in High River, AB, on November 1, 1929. The early years were spent in the Turner Valley oil fields and surrounding areas. To make ends meet, the family formed a dance band called the Swing Shift and Allan became an accomplished trumpet player. He loved Jazz music and the Dixie band era. After a number of moves, the family settled in Coaldale where Allan was married to Kay Holtman for a time. They had two children, Gene and Gayle. After a number of years, Allan joined his parents in Hays, AB. where they starting farming.

Allan and Sherri were married in 1969 and moved to an acreage near Lethbridge where they raised their two sons, Scot and Lee. He worked for Western Canadian Seed and later, Palliser Distillers. He became a proud member of the UFCW and it was there that he met Norm Leclaire, a man he admired and trusted. Dad often said he wished he had become a union activist when he was much younger. We’re sure that management did not share that thought.

Allan had a passion for classic cars – especially Ford Mustangs and ‘56 T-Birds and loved working on old cars with his buddies from the Lethbridge Street Rod Association. He had compassion for animals and appreciated the companionship of any stray cats that happened to wander into his yard. Allan also enjoyed working on various projects and collecting memorabilia.

During his days at Palliser, he became close friends with Randy Gray. Dad and Randy remained the closest of friends and shared in many escapades that are best left unchronicled!

A Celebration of Dad’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. with Pastor Glenda Wert officiating.

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


PARTRIDGE

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


ROBERT RABBIT

ROBERT RABBIT passed away in Lethbridge on April 7, 2016 at the age of 48 years.

Robert is survived by his children Desmond (Chelsea) Eagle Plume, Megan (Lyle) Rabbit, Celine Rabbit, & Robert Jr. Rabbit; grandchildren Julien, Casey, Landon, Hunter, Eli, Hayley, Karessa, Chester, & Ava.

A Wake Service will be held at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Thursday, April 14th from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve on Friday, April 15th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the Rabbit Cemetery.

Email condolences to: legacycardston@gmail.com


RISLING

TILLIE RISLING, beloved wife of the late Anton Risling, passed away in Lethbridge on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at the age of 86 years. A Funeral Service will be held at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13 Street North, on Saturday April 16, 2016 at 10:00 AM with Deacon Cliff Bogdan officiating. Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.


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’s Funeral Home of Antigonish.

Sister Marie Albert Shayler, baptized Mary Louise Nora, was born November 25, 1913 in Brandon, Manitoba.

Her father, Harry Avery Shayler, was born in Buckland, England, and her mother, Mabel Louise (Parry) Shayler, was born in Canterbury, England.


THOMAS

MATTHEW THOMAS, beloved husband of Tillie Thomas, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Good Samaritans – Park Meadows Village, on Wednesday, April 13th, 2016 at the age of 93 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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


VOORT

ANTHONY “TONY” VOORT, passed away peacefully at the St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit, on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at the age of 70 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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


WEASEL HEAD

FRANCES ANN WEASEL HEAD, beloved wife of Godfrey Weasel Head, passed away in Cardston on April 11th, 2016 at the age of 55 years.

A Wake Service will be held at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Friday, April 15th from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve on Saturday, April 16th at 11:00 a.m.

Email condolences to: legacycardston@gmail.com

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