January 23rd, 2021

TUESDAY, June 14, 2016

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on June 14, 2016.


GORDON FAIRBANKS ANDERSON, beloved husband of the late Kathleen of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on June 9, 2016, at the age of 91 years. Gordon is the loving father of Donald W. (Ruth Ann) Anderson of Coquitlam, Maureen (Tom) Prepchuk of Sherwood Park, Kathryn (Michael) Crane of Lethbridge and Eric (Marni) Anderson of Lethbridge. He is also survived by 20 grandchildren, 54 great grandchildren, and one sister; Moselle Baker. He was predeceased by his wife Kay, wife Margaret and his older brother Byron. Gordon was the second of three children born to LaVern and LeRoy Anderson in Barnwell, Alberta. He was raised in Raymond after which he graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Alberta in Edmonton and completed a specialty in children’s dentistry in Boston. He practiced in Saskatchewan, Magrath, Raymond and Lethbridge. Gordon was active in his church throughout his life. He enjoyed Scouting, working with horses and building and flying his small airplane. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FAIRMONT LDS CHAPEL, 205 Fairmont Blvd S. Lethbridge. With Bishop Rod Bennett officiating. Friends may meet with the family from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service at the church. Interment to follow in the Temple Hill Cemetery, Raymond.


KARYN (COURT) FORSYTH, beloved wife of Tim Forsyth, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, June 12th, 2016 at the age of 62 years.

Friends may meet the family at Legacy Funeral Home, on Friday, June 17th from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. or at the church from 2:00 to 2:45 p.m. prior to the service.

The Funeral Service will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Cardston Alberta West Stake Center, 846 1st Ave W, Cardston, Alberta on Saturday, June 18th, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. Interment to follow in the Leavitt Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to: http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca

William “Ed” Gorzitza

May 22, 1942 – June 3, 2016

Mr. William Gorzitza of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Lois Gorzitza, passed away in Lethbridge on Friday, June 3, 2016 at the age of 74 years.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB. A private family internment will be held prior to the memorial service in Archmount Cemetery.

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


December 13, 1930 – June 8, 2016

Joan Doris Pruden, age 85 of Drayton Valley, passed away on Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 at Drayton Valley Continuing Care.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, June 17th, 2016 at 1:00 pm, at the MacKenzie Centre, Drayton Valley, Alberta.

If friends so desire memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 10985-124 St., NW, Edmonton, AB T5M 0H9 or to the Royal Purple 100-2629-29 Ave, Regina, SK. S4S 9Z9

Drayton Valley Funeral Services in care of arrangements


Condolences: draytonvalleyfuneralservices.com


ETSUJIRO “JERRY” KAMEYAMA, beloved husband of Regina Kameyama, of Lethbridge, AB fought the brave battle of cancer. He succumbed in his sleep on June 10, 2016, with his family by his side. Along with his wife Regina, he is lovingly remembered by his children; Joanne (Curtis) Polec of Lethbridge, Janet (Jamie) Wakefield of Coaldale, Kenta (Megan) Kameyama of Lethbridge, his grandchildren Kai, Kaede, Emi and Maliya as well as his brothers and sisters and their families in Japan.

Jerry was predeceased by his father, Senji Kameyama and his mother Tsurumaki Hatsu of Niigata, Japan.

Jerry emigrated from Japan to Canada in 1974, where he met his wife Regina. He started up his own jewelry business, Guarantee Jewelry Limited, which he ran for 30 years before retiring in 2008. Jerry’s quiet demeanor, head for business and creative eye drew people from all over to his successful jewelry shop. When he was not working, he enjoyed time with his family, especially on ski trips. Upon retirement, Jerry spent time with his grandchildren and helped his children with their house projects. In October, 2015 he was diagnosed with cancer and was truly resilient with all treatments until his passing. A special thanks to Dr. Elvira Smutz, Home Care and the Palliative Care Team at St. Michael’s Health Center for their kindness and compassion.

A public Reception will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge AB on Thursday June 16, 2016 from 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.

In memory of Jerry, donations can be made to the Jack Ady Cancer Center, 960 19 St South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 1W5.

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


1926 – 2016

MRS. GRACE (PALMER) LYBBERT of Glenwood, beloved wife of the late Mr. Daniel Harden Lybbert, passed away peacefully in her home on Saturday, June 11th, 2016, at the age of 89 years.

The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of

Latter-day Saints, Glenwood, Alberta on Saturday, June 18th, 2016 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 Glenwood Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to: http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca


Polly passed away peacefully in her home Sunday, June 12, 2016.

Funeral arrangements to follow.


July 11, 1937 – June 11, 2016

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Gerard (Gerry) Antonius Peters of Lethbridge, Alberta after a battle with cancer. Gerry lived in Lethbridge for most of his life after immigrating to Canada in 1968 from Heerlen, Netherlands. Gerry had numerous friends and acquaintances and was well known for telling jokes and making people laugh, right up until his last day.

Gerry is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Martha Peters; his children, Mike (Arlana) Peters, Renee (Juergen) Hauschildt, Dimetri Peters; 4 grandchildren Laura and Bryan Peters, Skye Hauschildt and Kelsea Peters and in the Netherlands; his brother, Antony Peters and his sister, Gertrude Luenissen as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Gerry was predeceased by his brothers, Theodore Peters, Jacob Peters, Herman Peters of Holland and Sophia Zorenc of Lethbridge, Alberta.

The family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks to the doctors, nurses and caregivers of Chinook Regional Hospital and the Jack Ady Cancer Centre, for their unwavering, compassionate care to Gerry

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday June 17, 2016, 2p.m. at Evergreen Funeral Chapel, 327-10 St S Lethbridge.

In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made to the Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation, Jack Ady Cancer Centre.


GORDON ANTHONY “PUDGE” THIELEN, beloved husband of Maryetta Thielen of Milk River, passed away in Lethbridge on Friday, June 10th, 2016 at the age of 84 years.

A Prayer Service will be held at ST. PETER’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 321 – Main Street, Milk River, on Tuesday, June 14th, 2016 at 7:30 P.M.

A Funeral Mass will be held at the church on Wednesday, June 15th at 10:30 A.M., with Father Benedicto Tugano, Celebrant. Cremation will follow.

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

 The Vargo family are extremely sad to announce the passing of their amazing Wife , Mother & Grandmother , Shirley Anne Vargo (Capron) on June 2nd, 2016 in Okotoks, Alberta.
 Shirley was born on June 26th, 1947 in Bellevue, Alberta to Mary and Alphonse Capron. She moved to Lethbridge , Alberta and attended Winston Churchill High School. Shirley was an A+ student and a proud member of the Winston Whizbangs. Shirley graduated from the University of Lethbridge, earning her teaching degree and then returned to Winston Churchill High School as a French teacher. On June 27th, 1970 she married her high school sweetheart Robert Vargo. In 1974 they moved to Fort McMurray , Alberta where they raised their three children . Robert started and ran Alberta Motor Products on Franklin Avenue for 41 years with Shirley always supporting him. Shirley loved her family and could always be counted on for a homemade card and hand decorated cake. Other things Shirley loved were arts and crafts, travel, gardening, all things sweet and Saturday garage sales. Her quick wit, sense of humor, incredible strength, courage and contagious smile among so many other amazing qualities will always be remembered.
 Shirley is survived by her loving and devoted husband Robert, her three children: Jason (Clarissa) , Lisa (Scott) and Rhonda (Chad); and three grandchildren: Jakob, Kate and Robbi.
 In lieu of flowers flowers, please make a donation to The Northern Lights Regional Heath Foundation ( Fort McMurray Hospital).
* She Lived * She Laughed * She Loved *
Those we love don’t go away,
They walk beside us everyday,
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Still loved , still missed and very dear .
 In Loving Memory of Shirley Anne Vargo
June 26, 1947 – June 2, 2016

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