January 19th, 2021

MONDAY, April 18, 2016

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on April 18, 2016.

Maurice Doepker

1952 – 2016

Mr. Maurice Doepker, beloved husband of Karen Doepker, passed away on Friday, April 15, 2016 at the age of 63 years, with his family by his side after a lengthly and courageous battle with cancer.

Besides his loving wife Karen, Maurice is survived by his father Theodore Doepker; 3 sisters Kathy (Charles) Grissom, Judy (Doug) Chisholm, Ann (Fred) Kwan; 2 brothers Ronald (Darcy) Doepker, Doug Doepker; his brother-in-law Robert (Diane) Krystoff; mother-in-law Anne Krystoff; 2 sisters-in-law Barbara (Gerry) Krystoff, Trude Doepker; his special friend Gordon Lawrence; and numerous nieces and nephews. Maurice will also be missed by his 2 dogs Miss Rosie and Buster; and his horse Scar.

Maurice is predeceased by his mother Catherine Doepker; his brother Ken Doepker; and his father-in-law Robert D. Krystoff and numerous well-loved pets.

For a closer look at Maurice’s philosophy, visit http://www.celebratewhatsright.com under Theme Celebrations.

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

In lieu of flowers, those who wish, memorial donations may be made in Maurice’s name to St. Michael’s Palliative Care Unit, 1400 9 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB or to the Lethbridge Humane Society, 2920 16 Ave N, Lethbridge, AB.

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NYAL ALSTON FLETCHER, beloved husband of the late Matilda Freda Phillips Fletcher, passed away at the Raymond Health Centre on Friday, April 15, 2016 at the age of 99 years.

Friends may meet the family prior to the service on Saturday from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. at the church.

Funeral Services will be held at THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS, Magrath Stake Centre, Magrath, AB, on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with Bishop Michael Orr officiating. Interment to follow in the Magrath Cemetery.


A beloved son of our Heavenly Father has been welcomed home after a long life of charity, sacrifice and service to the Lord and family. He has left a lasting impression on the hearts of all those who were privileged to know him.

KENNETH EARL HOGENSON, born on February 13, 1923 at the Galt Hospital in Lethbridge, Alberta, passed away peacefully on April 14, 2016 in Cardston, Alberta. He has gone ahead to prepare a place for his family – his eternal companion and sweetheart, M. Kirby Hogenson (Clark); daughter, Holly Dee (Layne) Lybbert; son, Daryl Kenneth (Tricia Sillito) Hogenson; sisters: Lucille Waters and Shirley Peel; ten grandchildren: Spencer Lybbert, Maegan Kutanzi (Jayden), Emily Rennie (Ross), Alina Hogenson, , Kendra Lybbert, Julianna Hogenson, Colby Lybbert, Logan Lybbert, Alaura Lybbert, Ethan Lybbert; three great grandchildren: Nash Rennie, Tennessee Rennie, Jaycie Kutanzi.

We see Ken being welcomed by his brothers Reed, Bill, and Clell; his nephew Marvyn Hogenson and many other family members and friends, too numerous to mention.

Ken worked hard throughout his life. His youth was spent on his father’s farm; thirty years as a Customs Officer in Coutts, while farming and ranching on the family farm in Stirling. As a young man, he served a faithful mission in Samoa; a second and third mission saw Ken and Kirby serve in Fiji and again in Samoa. They were also privileged to work in the Cardston Temple for thirteen years. He found great joy in his family and service to the Lord.


The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Cardston Alberta West Stake Centre, (Waterton Highway), Cardston on Tuesday, April 19th at 11:00 a.m. Friends may meet the family at the Church from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the Service. Interment in the Stirling Cemetery at 3:00 p.m.

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

Michelle Smith

1968 – 2016

It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Michelle Dalene Jensen Smith. Michelle passed away suddenly on Friday, April 8, a young 47 years at the LRH. Michelle was born August 5, 1968 at Milk River, AB, was blessed with 2 children, a daughter Jessica Nicole Charlton (Dustin) and a son Michael and her first and only grandson, Hunter and Michelle’s partner John Martin. As well mourning are her parents Barry Dale (Kristine) and Jean Donkersloot (Eric), her siblings David (Zhanat), Christopher (Eya), Bradly John and step sisters Miryam Donkersloot, Jessica Oxley (Greg) and step brother Tyler Wedel(Lindsay). Also missing her are numerous nieces and nephews.

Interment will take place Monday, April 18 at the Aetna Cemetery (south of Cardston) at 11 am. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held Tuesday April 19 at 11am preceded by a greet the family opportunity at 10am-10:45am taking place at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS) church 2216-21 A Avenue, Coaldale, AB.

Goodbyes hurt the most when the story was not finished.

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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.

A Prayer Vigil will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Monday, April 18, 2016 at 6:00 P.M. with Deacon Cliff Bogdan officiating.

The Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback, Celebrant.

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


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.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at ST. ANDREW’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 1818 – 5th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, on Monday, April 18, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. with Reverend Hugh Jack officiating.

A Private Family Interment will be held prior to the Service of Remembrance.

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

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