January 22nd, 2021

SATURDAY, April 23, 2016

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on April 25, 2016.

Sarah Braun
1918 – 2016
Sarah Braun, beloved wife of the late Aaron Braun, passed away in Taber on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at the age of 97 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.


ELSIE BROWN, beloved wife of the late Stan Brown, passed away in Raymond on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at the age of 96 years. Friends may meet the family on Thursday, April 28, 2016 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the LDS – Raymond Stake Centre, or prior to the funeral service on Friday from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. at the church. The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, April 29, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, RAYMOND STAKE CENTRE, 2 North, 200 West, Raymond, with Bishop Craig Palmer officiating. Interment to follow in the Temple Hill Cemetery, Raymond.

Mrs. Inez Kelly

1938 – 2016

It is with great sadness and warm memories that the family of Inez Kelly announces her passing on April 18, 2016, at the age of 77.

She is survived by her children Michael (Jonnie), Joanne (David McGarva), Patrick (Bing), grandchildren Erin, Ben and Tim Kelly, Liam and Sian McGarva and Eva Kelly and Mandy Hong. Inez is also survived by her sister Joanne and brothers Danny, Terry, Wavell and Johnny.

Inez is predeceased by her beloved husband Bill Kelly, her parents Joseph and Opal (Masterton) McCormack, her brothers Hugh, Robert (Bobby), James (Jimmy) and infant brother Charlie as well as her sisters Margaret and Isabel.

Inez was born in Loggieville, New Brunswick. She attended Loggieville School, Hotel Dieu Hospital Nursing Program and St. Thomas University. Our father, the late Bill Kelly, followed his sweetheart to Lethbridge and later they both went back to Loggieville, New Brunswick to get married in August of 1962. Like Bill, Inez was a very outgoing and social person. She enjoyed golf, bridge, book club, going to the gym, shopping, reading and going to dances and parties.

Inez was an excellent student and earned top marks in primary and nursing school. Inez also achieved excellent grades in university and was named to the Dean’s list while at St. Thomas. She was offered numerous positions following graduation from University. Her adventurous spirit took her to Lethbridge, Alberta to teach at the nursing school at St. Michael’s Hospital. This was the start of a remarkable career in healthcare that started with teaching and spanned into nursing and hospital administration. Inez also devoted years of volunteer service as a school board trustee and chairperson, as a member of the University of Lethbridge Senate and as a Board member for the Chinook Health Region. Inez’s career and volunteer accomplishments were recognized in 1988 when she received Lethbridge’s Women of Distinction Award, Women in Business – a very proud moment for our family.

Inez deeply loved her parents, brothers, sisters and children. She cherished the time spent with her grandchildren, whom she loved dearly. She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered.

Our family would like to thank everyone who was part of Inez’s life. In particular we would like to thank family and friends for their love, support and kindness. We extend a special thank you to the doctors and health care providers, especially Dr. Ireland, Dr. Pahulje and the staff at St. Michael’s.

Vigil Rites will be held at 6:00pm on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12 Ave., S., Lethbridge.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00am on Monday, April 25, 2016 at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, with Father Lukas Drapal celebrant.

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Iris Irene Aspeslet

1923 – 2016

Mrs. Iris Irene Aspeslet of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Anton ‘Tony’ Aspeslet, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 11, 2016. Born in Kenley Surrey, England July 3, 1923, she was the third of four children. Iris helped raise her younger brother Edward and discovered a love for gardening when her father entrusted with her own plot as a teen. She met her husband Tony in 1942 and they were married a year later on July 24, 1943. They later had a son, Douglas, on April 24, 1944. Iris served in the Land Army throughout the Second World War and upon the war’s conclusion, she emigrated to Canada to join her husband in July 1946, settling in Round Hill, Alta. They moved to Lethbridge in 1955 where they remained to raise their family. Iris served on the Sanctuary Guild at St. Augustine’s Anglican Church for over 40 years. She continued to garden and took great pleasure in bringing colour to the neighbourhood through her beautiful flowerbeds. She was also an accomplished seamstress and knitter, often taking the time to make clothes for donation to the Lethbridge Food Bank. Iris was predeceased by her beloved husband Tony, and sisters Connie and Peggy. She is survived by her son Douglas (Linda); grandchildren Launa, Tara, Nicole (Bill Aylward) Simms and Dionne (Trevor) Kenney; and eight great grandchildren; brother Edward; and numerous other extended family members. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am on Monday, April 25, 2016 at ST. AUGUSTINE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, 411 – 11th Street South, Lethbridge, Canon James Robinson officiating. In lieu of flowers, those who wish, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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Jack Irvine

1935 – 2016

Mr. Jack Irvine of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Peggy Irvine, passed away at the Good Samaritans on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at the age of 80 years.

Jack was born on August 18, 1935 in Lethbridge, AB. He was raised in Lethbridge and attended school at LCI. Jack eventually went on to work for his father at Miller and Irvine Coal, Sand & Gravel. Jack also took positions with the County of Lethbridge and Town of Picture Butte. He was married to Margaret “Peggy” Palmer on November 27, 1965.

Jack loved his sports. He was a member of many hockey, curling and golf leagues, and developed many friendships along the way.

Jack was predeceased by his parents John and Ileane Irvine, and brother-in-law Dick Wallace.

He is survived by his sisters Darlene Wallace, Sharon (Lin) Black, Micky (Henry) Gerstenbuler; his son Brent (Brenda) Irvine and their daughters Vanessa & Morgan; daughter Brenda (Michael) Criss and their children Kelsey, Jordan, Connor and Keelyn; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00pm on Thursday, May 28, 2016 at the ELKS HALL in Picture Butte. Please dress casual as Jack would have wanted it that way.

Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society, 402 740 4 Ave. S., Lethbridge, AB, T1J 0N9

The family wishes to thank the staff at the Good Samaritan Society for the love and care they extended to our father.

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Joyce Kirkham

1940 – 2016

It is with great sadness that the family of Joyce “Joy” Kirkham announces her passing on April 9, 2016 at St. Michael’s palliative care unit at the age of 76. She will be sadly missed by her son Darcy (Susy) Marsden of Taber, daughter Wendy (Mike) Lyons of Holly Springs, NC, stepchildren Debbie Kirkham, Garry (Debbie) Kirkham, LeeAnn (Wes) Wright and grandchildren Trevor, Bradley, Shannon, Matthew, Nathan, Emma, Logan and Tessa; two brothers William Golia and Michael (Beth) Golia of Lethbridge; very special Aunt Helen Coyle, many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Joyce was born in Lethbridge to the late Anne and Michael Golia. She won the first Ms. Wilson title at Wilson Junior High in 1954 and played basketball with the 1956 provincial Champion LCI Clipper Queens. Joyce was an accomplished bowler who won many awards and continued to enjoy playing in a weekly league until last year. This past August she was able to bowl and WIN one more time while playing with the grandkids. Joyce dearly loved her family and this extended to the family of her first husband Robert (Bob) Marsden (deceased). After being single for a while, she met Gary Kirkham and they were married New Year’s Eve, 1978 in Las Vegas. She continued her love of his family too after he died in 1988 and she was so grateful for the relationship she had with them. Joyce then went to work for SMRID where she stayed until retiring. Joyce was a wonderful cook who hosted most big family dinners which were always followed by several games of cards. She loved visits with her grandchildren, gardening, watching the Flames and Stampeders and having lunch at the casino while playing just $20. Joyce always had a circle of friends that created fun memories and also supported her and the family at the end of her life. She will always be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother and we smile knowing she is once again with her dearly loved mom Anne. “I Love you”. At Joyce’s request, no formal funeral will be held as she wanted a “get together” for family and friends. Please join us for a luncheon on Saturday April 30, 2016, 12:30PM – 2:30PM at the EAGLES HALL, 631- 13. St. N, Lethbridge, AB. A Private Family Interment will be held prior to the lunch. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial donations to a charity of your choice. Those we love are never really lost to us – For everywhere their special love lives on.

A. Bradley

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With sorrow we announce that the Lord in His Divine Providence has taken out of the midst of our family our dear Mother, Grandmother and Great- Grandmother, Cornelia Kocken, beloved wife of the late Bernardus (Ben) Kocken, at Piyami Place on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at the age of 78 years old.

Opportunity for condolences will be held from 7:00 P.M. till 8:00 P.M. On Friday, April 22, 2016 at the Lethbridge Netherlands Reformed Congregation Church, RR8-28-11, Lethbridge, AB.

The funeral service will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday April 23, 2016 at the Fort Macleod Netherlands Reformed Church, 2608 – 7th Avenue, Fort Macleod, AB with Rev. A. A. Brugge officiating.

Interment to take place at the Union Cemetery in Fort Macleod.

Loren Penner

1957 – 2016

Mr. Loren Penner of Nanaimo, British Columbia formerly of Coaldale, Alberta passed away suddenly on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at the age of 58 years. Loren is survived by his three children Dustin (Allie) Penner, Mandi (AJ) Wolfe, Karlee (Justin) Penner. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm on Monday, April 25, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th Street South, Lethbridge.

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SCHROTER, Gloria Dawn

September 6, 1952 – Edmonton, Alberta

April 19, 2016 – Calgary, Alberta

It is with great sorrow that the family of Gloria Dawn Schroter announce her passing at the age of 63 years, on Tuesday, April 19, 2016. She was surrounded by her loving husband Rob, and two children Chad and Tayah.

Gloria was a bright light that lit up the world around her. She loved spending time in her beautiful garden, travelling the world, listening to music and supporting arts and culture in the community. She was the most precious mother a child could ask for, a loving wife and a dear friend to many. Her joyful, loving, free spirit will always be remembered and deeply cherished.

Fly free sweet angel. We know you’re dancing in heaven and sprinkling magic everywhere you go. We will live in your honour, spreading kindness and compassion throughout the world and living each day to the fullest, just as you always did.

Gloria will be lovingly remembered by her husband Rob Lemorande; son Chad Schroter-Gillespie; daughter Tayah Almond (Greg); mother Vera Schroter; brother Perry Schroter (Kathy); sister Deborah Zucchelli (Reno); sister Darlene Moroz (Terry); and her numerous nieces, nephews and friends. She is predeceased by her father Albert George Schroter and sister Patricia Cook (Grant).

A Celebration of Gloria’s Life will be held in the summer months for family and friends. Condolences may be forwarded through http://www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In place of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Rob Lemorande (rob.lemorande@shaw.ca), with all proceeds going to The National Music Centre, as Gloria requested. A heart felt thank you to all of Gloria’s friends and co-workers at the Rockyview General Hospital. Your love and support over the last few months has meant so much to Gloria and her family.

In living memory of Gloria Schroter, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 1-800-661-1599

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