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TUESDAY, April 19, 2016

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on April 19, 2016.

Charlie Arndt
1935 – 2016
Charles Emmanuel Arndt, passed away in Taber on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at the age of 80 years.
Everyone is welcome to celebrate Charlie’s life at an open house at the farm on Sunday, April 24, 2016 beginning at 1:30 P.M. A private committal service will be held at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Charlie is loved and will be missed by his wife Helen; children Denise (Brian) Hauck, Patty (Frank) St. Lawrence, Kevin (Kristy) Arndt and Jody (John) Rose; grandchildren Cory (Caroline), Alexandra, Quin, Leigh, Taylor, Julian, William, Ginny, Charlie and Dana; great grandson Johnny. He also leaves behind his brothers Robert Arndt and Dale Arndt, sister Bertha Tschritter.
Charlie retired from Cactus Drilling at the age of fifty three to life on the farm. He enjoyed nothing more than spending time in the mountains with his family, friends, horse and dog. Charlie and Helen enjoyed many trips including Europe, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tahiti, Eastern Canada, United States and an Alaskan cruise.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Charlie’s name may be made directly to a charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

Ella McColl

1926 – 2016

Ella McColl of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at the age of 89 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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


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.

Ralph Jensen
1923 – 2016
Beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, Ralph Clinton Jensen, passed away in Lethbridge on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at the age of 92 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. and also at the church prior to the funeral service on Thursday, April 21, 2016 between 10:00 A.M. and 10:40 A.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Taber Stake Centre, 4709 – 50 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Ralph is survived by his loving wife Vera; children Cindy (Don) Carlson of Taber, Bruce (Lori) Jensen of Boise, Idaho, Janice (Alan) Anderson of Taber, Tom (Monica) Jensen of Provo, Utah, Julie (Allan) Smith of Edmonton and Brian (Angie) Jensen of Barnwell; nineteen cherished grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He is also survived by his sisters Ruth (Gordon) Jensen of Barnwell and Leah Dyck of Osoyoos, British Columbia; brothers-in-law Marion (Linda) Law of St. George, Utah, Chester (Elidia) Law of Sun City, Arizona and Garry (Anne) Law of Bow Island; sister-in-law Arlene Bester of Lethbridge as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.
He was predeceased by his brothers Mervin, Oliver and Dick; sister Edith Bengtson and brother-in-law Dave Dyck.
Ralph was born on December 18, 1923, in Purple Springs to Henry Andrew and Jenny Christensen Jensen, the second of seven children. At the age of four, Ralph moved with his family to the north end of Taber, and he has spent the majority of his life in the Taber area. Throughout his pioneer life, he has gone from horse and buggy days to the computer age. Ralph was a teen when the Depression hit, and learned in his youth to make a dime do the work of a dollar. He had a variety of jobs throughout his life, and said he was a jack of all trades and master of none. His favorite profession was probably farmer and rancher, which he continued well past retirement age. He met and married his forever sweetheart, Vera Claudell Folsom Law, and they celebrated fifty five years of marriage last summer. To this union came six children, who he dearly loved. Family was so important to him, and he loved to be together with them. Ralph was a man of great faith and integrity, serving in many capacities in

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He fulfilled his current service as “greeter” two days before his passing. He was a quiet, unassuming man, but made a big impact on his family and friends. Although his body failed him in later years, his mind was sharp to the end. We know of his love for us, and love him right back equally.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Ralph’s name may be made directly to the Taber and District Health Foundation, 4326 – 50 Avenue, Taber, Alberta T1G 1N9.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


GEORGE SARAFENCHON, beloved husband of the late Beverly Sarafenchon of Lethbridge, passed away at Lethbridge Fairmont Extendicare on Sunday, April 10, 2016 at the age of 83 years.

George was born to William and Lucy Sarafenchon and grew up in Foxford, Saskatchewan. George married Beverly Moody in 1960 and his masonry career brought the family to Lethbridge in 1971. George and Bev were devoted parents to Scott and Kami.

George is predeceased by his wife Beverly and sister Mary. He is survived by his son Scott (Tara); daughter Kami (Don); sister Lee Mroz, niece Roberta; and nephew Darryl.

George is remembered for his kind heart and strong work ethic. He loved spending time with family and friends. George could often be found puttering in his garage and took pride in his yard and home. His passions included pets, gardening, and lapidary work. He was a member of the Lethbridge Rock Hounds.

There will be a private family gathering at a later date.


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

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

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