October 22nd, 2020

SATURDAY, June 4, 2016


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on June 6, 2016.

Nancy Mabel Brown

1934 – 2016

Nancy Mabel Brown, beloved wife of Harold Brown, passed away at the Pincher Creek Health Centre on May 29, 2016 at the age of 82 years.

Besides her loving husband of 55 years, Harold, Nancy will be lovingly remembered by her four children Robbie (Sharon) Brown, Patti Mackenzie, Suzanne (Dave) Magnus and Peter (Sophia) Brown. Nancy had nine grandchildren, Scott (Chandelle) Mackenzie, Tyler Mackenzie, Shawn (Jessica) Mackenzie, Nathan Pettersen, Hayley Pettersen, Caitlyn Brown, Rachel Brown, Jessica Brown and Brooklyn Brown; two great grandchildren Pria and Lucia Mackenzie as well as a brother Jerry Brown and sister Joan Brown. Nancy was born in Lethbridge Alberta to Myrle and Mac Brown.

A Memorial Service will be held at the Pincher Creek United Church on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Lloyd Nyarota officiating.

Memorial donations in Nancy’s name may be made directly to Parkinson Alberta (102, 5636 Burbank Crescent SE, Calgary, AB T2H 1Z6) or to the Pincher Creek United Church Memorial Fund (PO Box 667, Pincher Creek, Alberta T0K 1W0)


CLOSSON-SHIPP

SARAH LUCILLE CLOSSON-SHIPP passed away at the Fairmont Extendicare on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at the age of 90 years. She was predeceased by her first husband Harold Earl Closson and her second husband Robert Shipp. A Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, LETHBRIDGE EAST STAKE CENTRE, 4105 Forestry Avenue South, on Friday, June 10, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with Bishop Mike Evans officiating. Friends may meet the family prior to the service at the church from 10:00 am to 10:45 am. Interment in Temple Hill Cemetery, Raymond.


DEAN

BERNARD DEAN, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, June 2nd, 2016 at the age of 84 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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DELAUW

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother and grandmother, LENA DELAUW, at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at the age of 82 years.

She is survived by her sons, Peter Jr. (Carmen), and Fred (Tara) as well as her grandsons Ross, Austin, Nolan, Eric and Jordan. She is also survived by her one sister, Pauline Dipasquale.

Lena was born in Kimberley, B.C., on July 11, 1933. She met Peter and they were married in 1957. Together, they helped raise 2 nieces, Wendy and Lindsey, before starting a family of their own. Lena and Peter, with their two young sons moved to Monarch in 1969. In 2007, Lena and Peter moved to Lethbridge.

Lena was a fantastic mother who looked after her family, despite her health issues. She enjoyed music, especially Wilf Carter. Her companions, Dachshunds Betty, Barney and Lucy were loved by her. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

A Memorial Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB., on Monday, June 6, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. with Deacon Frank Peta officiating.

In memory of Lena, donations may be made to Canadian Blood Services, 1800 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa, ON., K1G 4J5.

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


DUNLOP, Charlene

June 18, 1944 – June 1, 2016

Charlene Dunlop passed away peacefully at the Foothills Country Hospice on June 1, 2016. She is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, Ray Dunlop, as well as her children and grandchildren; Heather (Chris) Erin and Kristyn Moore; Lana (Darcy) Miranda and Brandon Lane; Rhonda (Mark) Taylor, Megan and Jaron Deering; John (Kari) Mya, Jaxon and Tyson Dunlop. She is also survived by her brother Albert Dumbleton. She will also be missed by numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews and close friends. Charlene was predeceased by her mother and father, Marjorie and Charles Dumbleton and her sister Ilona McCaull.

A Memorial Mass will be held at Christ the King Catholic Church (344-50th Avenue West, Claresholm) on Monday, June 6, 2016 at 11:00 AM with Father Tim Boyle officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Charlene’s memory may be made directly to the Foothills Country Hospice (P.O. Box 274, Okotoks, AB. T1S 1A5) or the Jack Ady Cancer Centre (960-19 Street South, Lethbridge, AB. T1J 1W5).

Arrangements entrusted to WILLOW CREEK FUNERAL HOME, Claresholm, Alberta. Telephone: 403-625-3212. You may forward condolences at http://www.willowcreekfuneralhome.com


Donald “Don” Funk

1945 -2016

Mr. Donald “Don” Funk of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Patricia “Pat” Funk passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer on Monday, May 30, 2016 at the age of 70 years. Don was born in Winkler, Manitoba and grew up on a farm in Fertile, Saskatchewan. He joined the RCMP in 1965, serving 30 years in various detachments across Alberta. Upon retirement he worked on the boards for Child & Family Services and Alberta Transportation. He enjoyed travelling, especially his winter trips to Yuma to meet up with old and new friends. He was an amazing husband, father, grandfather and friend and he will be deeply missed. In addition to his loving wife of almost 50 years, Don is survived by his 3 sons Terry (Sue Ashby) Funk, Jeff (Jayna) Funk and Darren (Claire) Funk; 3 grandchildren Melissa Funk, Ryan Funk and Emily Funk. Don will also be cherished by his sister Ruby (Bill) Busby; and brothers Alvin Funk, Victor (Anita) Funk, Richard (Sandra) Funk, Merle (Darlene) Funk, and Lorne (Susan) Funk; sister-in-law Phyllis Funk; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Don was predeceased by his parents Frank and Anne Funk; brother Clarence Funk; and sister-in-law Margery Funk. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00PM on Monday, June 6, 2016 at MCKILLOP UNITED CHURCH, 2329 – 15 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB., with Reverend Trevor Potter officiating. Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, 1620 29 St NW, Suite 300 Calgary, AB T2N 4L7.

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GEMER

CAROLE ANN GEMER, beloved wife of George Gemer, passed away at the Foothills Hospital on Thursday June 2nd, 2016 at the age of 71 years.

Arrangements will be announced once completed.

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Marg Grandmont
1940 – 2016

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Margaret Evelyn Grandmont, our dear mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend. Marg passed away peacefully in Taber on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at the age of 75 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at St Theodore’s Anglican Church, 5120 – 44 Avenue, Taber on Wednesday June 8, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. A reception will follow at the Billy Williams Memorial Hall, Royal Canadian Legion, 5205 – 48 Avenue, Taber. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
She is survived by her children, Tracy Perry Murphy of Valle de Bois, Quebec and Cameron (Janet) Perry of Midland, Ontario. She will be missed by her grandchildren John (Alison), Jason (Jennifer), Jared (Julie), Kristen, Grant and her great grandchildren Calvin and Vivian (John and Alison’s children) and Carter and Jada (Jason and Jennifer’s children). Marg is survived by her siblings Ron Williams of Taber, Phyllis (Mel) Mellstrom of Calgary, Vera Telfer of Abbotsford, British Columbia and by numerous nieces, nephews, in-laws, other family and friends.
She was predeceased by her siblings Robert, Herb, Albert, Douglas, Stan, Edith, Larry, Edna and several in-laws.
Marg was born in Taber on June 14, 1940 to Billy and Velma Williams and was the youngest of a large and vibrant family. She was a proud retiree of the Taber Police Service, was a Charter Member of Taber Life Line and was avidly involved in St. Theodore’s Anglican Church and the Royal Canadian Legion.
Marg and her parents were avid supporters of the Royal Canadian Legion. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Marg’s name may be made directly to the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 20, 5205 – 48 Avenue Taber, Alberta  T1G 1S8.
Our family would like to thank to the Active Care Nursing staff at the Taber Medical Centre. Thank you for caring for and making Marg’s transition as comfortable as possible and thank you for all you do for people like Marg on a daily basis. We would also like to thank Joan and the staff at Clearview Lodge for being a large and important part of her life in the past year. Special thanks to Marg’s niece Judy Williams for her constant love, support, assistance and care. She was a very large and supportive part of Marg’s life.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


HAULTAIN

TONYA HAULTAIN passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 at the age of 57 years.

She is survived by her daughter Kara Lee Haultain of Red Deer, AB., father Paul Bowman of Raymond, AB., sisters Michelle Kyle of Vancouver, B.C. and Lesa Hamilton of 108 Mile Ranch, B.C.

Tonya was a loving mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend. Be at peace.

At Tonya’s request, no formal funeral service will be held.

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


John Wick

1950 – 2016

Mr. John Wick, beloved husband of Mrs. Donna Wick, passed away in Lethbridge on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at the age of 66 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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Dan Kress
1927 – 2016

It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to our father, grandfather and great grandfather Daniel Kress, beloved husband of the late Alarine Kress, on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at the age of 88 years.
The Funeral Service will be held at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 1113 – 1 Street East, Bow Island on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. Burial to follow at the Bow Island Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Dan is survived by his daughters Donna Shield, Debbie (John) Middleton-Hope and Darla (Brian) Stensrud of Bow Island, daughter-in-law Karen Kress, eleven grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers Leo (Henrietta) Kress, Benjamin (Margaret) Kress and David (Eva) Kress as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife Alarine in 2010, son Dwight Kress in 1986, parents Paul and Barbara Kress and nine of his siblings.
Dan was born June 27, 1927 near Val Marie, Saskatchewan to Barbara and Paul Kress. He was the seventh of thirteen children. Dan and Alarine were married in 1950 in Masefield, Saskatchewan and soon after, they moved and began farming in Hays. In 1967, Dan was employed by the United Grain Growers and was asked to relocate to many different communities. Over the next ten years, they moved to Queenstown, Raymond, Granum and finally Bow Island in 1978. Upon his retirement they purchased a home in Taber and stayed there until their final move back to Bow Island, where they resided until their time of passing.
As a young man, Dan was involved in rodeo, baseball and hockey. He was active in the community as a 4-H club leader, served on the school board and coached hockey and competitive women’s slo-pitch. Dan and Alarine enjoyed gardening, curling, camping and playing crib together. He was also a devoted New York Yankees fan and never gave up hope for the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Dan was a strong supporter of his children’s and grandchildren’s activities. He went to as many of their hockey and baseball games as he could. He also loved to play the harmonica and sing.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Dan’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.


MAGUIRE

WALLACE “WALLY” MAGUIRE, beloved husband of Jean Maguire, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital, surrounded by his loving family, on Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 at the age of 86 years.

A Celebration of Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge Alberta on Saturday June 11, 2016 at 1:30 P.M

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


MARTENS

PETER JOHN MARTENS, beloved husband of Helen “Lena” Martens of Coaldale, AB, passed away at the Sunny South Lodge on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, at the age of 103 years.

Along with his wife Lena, he is lovingly remembered by his children, Bill (Jean) Martens, Carol (Dave) Dancoisne and Candice (Fred) Nicoll; grandchildren, Cindy Pahara, Clint (Dawn) Pahara, Tami (Todd) Otteson, Corey Martens, Robin (Greg) Justice, Josh (Glenda) Martens, Nikole (Tony) Alvarez, Mark (Amy) Jones, Michelle (Desmond) Murphy, Shawn Dancoisne and Jason (Lisa) Dancoisne; and 16 great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his granddaughter, Shannon Pahara, great-grandson Jace Pahara and three brothers, John, Jake and Frank Martens.

Peter was born in Rueckenau, Ukraine to his parents, John and Helena (nee Goetz) Martens, on December 30, 1912. He immigrated to Canada in 1924, living in Hespeler-Vineland, New Dundee, Kitchener and Manitou, Ontario then finally moving to Coaldale in 1929.

Peter and his brother John had several businesses in Coaldale for 21 years. In 1938, he met Helen Friesen and they were married in 1940. Peter and Lena retired to Abbotsford, B.C. in 1968 but he couldn’t slow down; he sold real estate for Block Brothers for the next eight years. Due to his age and Lena’s health, they moved back to Coaldale in 2004.

Music was an enjoyable pastime for Peter throughout his life. He sang in his church choir, led the singing in Sunday School for eight years and conducted a choir that sang over CJOC Radio for eight years. He especially loved his violin.

A Memorial Service will be held at the COALDALE MENNONITE BRETHREN CHURCH, 2114-18 Street, Coaldale, Alberta on Monday, June 6th, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Gary Burke, officiating.

A private family Interment will take place at the Coaldale Cemetery prior to the service.

In memory of Peter, donations may be made to MCC, 2946-32nd Street N.E., Calgary, AB T1Y 6J7.

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


Mrs. Doreen Marjorie Musk

1939 -2016

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Doreen Marjorie Musk of Lethbridge, after a lengthy period of declining health on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at the age of 77 years.

Doreen was predeceased by her husband Judge Charles Musk and her twin brother Dale Barton.

Doreen is lovingly remembered by her son Mark (Sarah), her daughter Lynn (David), her son Tom (Tara) and her nine grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Keith Barton.

Doreen was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and grew up in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. She spent many happy summers on her uncles’ farms in Senlac and Saskatoon. She met her husband Chad in Prince Albert and after completing her nursing training they moved to Regina. Doreen nursed at the Pasqua Hospital in Regina and following a move to Lethbridge, she worked for many years at St. Michael’s Hospital.

Doreen had many passions in her life. She enjoyed visiting with her many friends, curling, watching baseball and walking her dogs. She enjoyed her friendships at McKillop United Church and had a lifelong interest in art.

Doreen unfortunately suffered from a stroke and had dementia. She lived her final years at St. Therese Villa. The family would like to thank the staff at St. Therese for their wonderful care of Doreen.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am on Monday, June 6, 2016 at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th Street South, Lethbridge, AB. A Private Family interment will be held at a later date in Saskatchewan.

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Chenyse D. Plettell

1995 -2016

Chenyse D. Plettell, daughter of Donald and Aline Plettell, passed away quietly at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, May 30, 2016, at the age of 21.

Chenyse was born on Thursday, January 26, 1995 in Lethbridge, Alberta. She is survived by her parents Donald and Aline Plettell, her two brothers Dominique and Michael, and her sister Rayleen, as well as numerous other family members and friends who loved her dearly.

Chenyse studied Psychology at the Lethbridge College and graduated in December 2015. She went on to study at the University of Lethbridge and planned to become a lawyer.

Chenyse loved music and spent her spare time playing the piano or guitar, and writing new songs. She worked with her dad and his band The Chevelles, operating lights and technical set up. She started with music lessons from age 6, but went on playing the piano and guitar mostly by ear. She was a beautifully talented musician and she talked her brothers into playing together with her, as a band, at Galt Gardens for a Canada Day celebration. She loved roller coasters and was not afraid to go on something others would not try.

Chenyse always looked out for the underdog, and was kind to everyone. She recently was learning about healing stones and gave many away to try to help others. She was beautiful inside and out, and anyone who knew her could see how kind and gentle she was. She loved her family and had a very special relationship with her sister Rayleen. Chenyse will be missed, but we know she is with her grandfather’s Plettell and Tiesters. We will always remember her as a beautiful, kind and talented young woman who was taken from us too soon.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00AM on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS FUNERAL CHAPELS, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, with Brother Rufus Kenny, officiating. Interment will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, we would love to hear how Chenyse touched your life, or anything you saw in her that we may treasure. Please send your thoughts to alinep@shockware.com Thank you.

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ROGERS, Daphne Jean (Pat) (nee Murray)

January 18, 1945 –

Lethbridge, Alberta

June 2, 2016 – Calgary, Alberta

Daphne Jean Rogers beloved wife of Michael B. Rogers of Calgary, Alberta, passed away peacefully at home on June 2, 2016 at the age of 71 years.

Daphne was a Prairie Flower through and through. There was nothing she loved better than a walk in a prairie coulee that smelled of grass and sagebush, looking for wildflowers and birds. She was a gentle, loving person who was loved by all who knew her.

Daphne is survived by her loving husband Michael; wonderful children Scott Rogers and Natalie Rogers; sister Colleen Boden; sister in law Alice Murray; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Daphne was predeceased by her parents, Charlie and Doris Murray; sister Marion Cradduck; brother in law James Cradduck; and her brother Jim Murray.

If friends so desire, donations can be made directly to The Nature Conservancy of Canada, 36 Eglinton Avenue West, Suite 400, Toronto, Ontario, M4R 1A1 Telephone: 1-800-465-0029 http://www.natureconservancy.ca. Forward condolences through http://www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Daphne Rogers, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: 403-256-9575.


SULLIVAN

Our dear loved mother, grandmother, and great- grandmother, PHYLLIS ANNE SULLIVAN, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, May 30th, 2016 at the age of 84 years.

She is survived by her son Wayne (Sue) Spence of Duncan, B.C., their children Greg Spence of Victoria; Carmen (Nathan) Wilson of Duncan, B.C., their children Blaze and Zoey; Sherry Spence of Duncan, B.C.; her daughter Charlene (Erik) Thomsen of Lethbridge, their children Jason Arnold of Calgary; Kimberley (Rob) Laidlaw of Lethbridge, their children, Payton, Dawson & Brevin; Michael Thomsen of Lethbridge; Randall Thomsen of Calgary; Dan (Tammy) Thomsen of Lethbridge and their children Jace & Lily.

Phyllis was predeceased by her parents, Emmett and Vera Sullivan.

At Mom’s request, a private graveside service will be held where she will be laid to rest with her parents in Mountain View Cemetery.

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