January 22nd, 2021

THURSDAY, June 23, 2016

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on June 23, 2016.

Sylvia Beres
1934 – 2016

Sylvia Pauline Beres, beloved wife of Bob Beres, passed away in Lethbridge on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at the age of 82 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.


It is with much sadness of heart we announce the passing of Esther Yolan Mosa, our beloved great grandmother, grandmother, mother, aunt, sister and friend on June 16, 2016 at the age of 92 years in Lethbridge, Alberta.

In keeping with her wishes, family and friends are invited to a Tea in Esther’s remembrance on Saturday June 25, 2015 in the Fireside Room at the First Baptist Church at 1614 5th Avenue, Lethbridge, Alberta from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

Your presence is your gift.

The Family of ESTHER MOSA would like to give a special thank you to Dr. Oviatt and the nursing staff of 4A and 5B at LRH.

If you have claim against this estate, you must file your claim by July 19, 2016 with the Knox family, Attention: Connie Knox, 32 Fairmont Terrace South, Lethbridge AB, T1K7W8


EDNA “GRACE” GILLETT, beloved wife of Joseph Gillett Sr. of Lethbridge, AB, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital, surrounded by her family on Sunday, June 19, 2016 at the age of 86 years.

Besides her loving husband of 66 years, Grace is survived by her children Connie (Rick) Larson, Sandra (Scott) Jeffery and Joe (Wendy) Gillett, all of Lethbridge as well as her precious grandchildren Nicole, Ryan, Gage (Amy) and Deanna (Dustin) and great-granddaughter Opal. Grace is also survived by Carol (Kurt) Zittlau of Edmonton, June (Cliff) Haiste of Prince George, B.C., and Cecil Bye of Calgary.

Grace was predeceased by her parents Earl and Edna Bye, sister Emma Johnson, Shirley Bye-Singh, Esther Lutz and brother George Bye.

Grace was born February 13th, 1930 in Lethbridge and she always said number 13 was her “lucky number” for this reason. Grace was raised in the Milk River district and attended Masinasin School. After moving to Lethbridge, she worked several jobs including a long career with the Department of Health at the Lethbridge Regional Hospital. Mom met Dad at a dance at Trianon Hall in the early years and were known for their dancing abilities. They married in 1950 and went on to raise three children. Grace retired from her job at the age of 55 and immediately took up golfing at Henderson Lake. Grace was very active with the Ladies Fraternity of the Eagles Lodge and also spent many enjoyable hours at their cabin at Beauvais Lake. Grace and Joe spent many winters in Arizona, where they connected with friends and family; always keeping on the “go” with golfing and socializing events.

Mom always made guests feel welcome and had many gatherings in their home. Her list of hobbies and interests was extensive, from baking her own bread to beading angels. She kept busy crocheting baby booties and afghans, all of which she freely shared with others. She had a love for reading and painting, and many friends and relatives received her hand-painted cards.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the doctors involved with her care as well as the health care workers at the Chinook Regional Hospital and Fairmont Extendicare facility. Mom was always cared for with the utmost kindness and respect. The love Mom shared for family and friends and her absolute joy in living will forever be with us.

A Celebration of Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB., on Friday, June 24, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Bob Wallace officiating.

A Private Family Interment will be held prior to the Celebration of Life at Mountain View Cemetery.

In memory of Grace and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

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


Helen Mary Marceniuk, age 80 passed away from cancer on June 21st, peacefully in her home with her family at her side. Helen was ready to meet her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.


IRENE ISOBEL MCLACHLAN, passed away with her family at her side at the Milk River Health Center on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at the age of 95 years.

Irene was predeceased by her beloved husband Archie in 1979, her parents, James & Julia Edwards, sister, Bette, brother, George, niece, Julie, grandson, Todd Leigh, sisters-in-law Janet, Lillian & Pat, brothers-in-law Jim, Hugh and Andrew.

She is survived by her son Gavin (Lynn) McLachlan of DeWinton, Alberta, two daughters, Sandra McLachlan of Calgary and Heather (Victor) Haddad of Milk River; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; one brother-in-law Ian McLachlan of Red Deer; two sisters-in-law Mavis (Dick) Botter of Vancouver and Betty Ostby of Coutts.

Irene was born July 1st, 1920 in Moffat, Scotland. She spent her early childhood in Dumfryshire and later moved to Glascow. After high school, she worked and studied bookkeeping and accounting. Irene enlisted in the Royal Air Force at the onset of WW2 where she was a Plotter. She met Archie, fell in love and they married on November 11th, 1944. The following year, Irene arrived in Canada as a war bride and she started her life and family on the farm east of Coutts.

She spent the rest of her time in Coutts where she enjoyed reading with students, knitting, crocheting, playing cards, ceramics and embroidery. She also loved curling and when she was no longer able to participate she would still watch intently.

Irene loved to travel. When she was 91 she attended her granddaughter’s (Krystle) wedding in Las Vegas and a year later she attended her granddaughter’s (Melanie) wedding in Palm Desert. A compulsive volunteer, Irene was always active in the community. She was a board member for the Prairie Rose Lodge and was the Treasurer for the United Church for many years. She had a unique sense of humor and a quick wit. Her quiet courage, strength of spirit, creativity and sense of humor will be carried forward by those who knew and loved her.

The family would like to thank her long-time friend and physician, Liesl (Dr. Lewkie-Bogle); Dr. Peter Krog; Margaret McCanna (Administrator) and the staff of the Milk River Health Centre; homecare attendant, Rosemary Jubb. Special thanks to her friend and care-giver, Kelly Thiessen, as well as her pinochle girls: Mardell, Joanne, Kathleen, and Gert.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at the COUTTS COMMUNITY CENTRE on Saturday, June 25th, 2016 at 2 P.M. with Pastor Keith Dangerfield officiating. Irene will be laid to rest beside her husband at a later date. In memory of Irene please make a contribution to the Coutts Fire Department.

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


ANITA MELTING TALLOW passed away in Calgary on June 18, 2016 at the age of 49 years.

A Wake Service will be at the Old Agency Community Hall, Blood Reserve on Friday, June 24th from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be at St. Paul’s’ Anglican Church, Blood Reserve on Saturday, June 25th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in St. Paul’s Cemetery.

Email condolences to: legacycardston@gmail.com

Mary Joan Morgan

Mary Joan Morgan (Nee Calkins) passed away June 20, 2016 at the age of 82, in the Pincher Creek Hospital with family by her side. Joan was born December 16, 1933 in Ponoka, AB, when she was 2 years old she relocated with her family to Lacombe, AB. Joan attended school in Lacombe and moved to Pincher Creek in 1952 to work at the Royal Bank, it was there she met her husband Jack Morgan, they married on October 3, 1953. During her life she was very active in the United Church and donated her time to the “Thrift Shop”. Joan enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. Joan leaves behind her husband of 62 years Jack Morgan, and her children Bryan (Shari), Cathy (Darryl), Barry (Carla), Barbara (Allan) and Shawn. Joan has 12 grandchildren Alexandra Morgan, Chad Louey (Corri), Brenna Louey (Greg), Kayleigh (Jesse) Paddock, Jenaye Louey (Michael), Justin and Brandon Morgan, Brittney (Lucas) Semenoff, Nick LaGarde, Robyn and Martyna Lively and Charissa Morgan; 4 Great Grandchildren Milo, Madden and Maverick Paddock, and Keely Semenoff. Brother cork (Addie) Calkins, Chub (Irmagard) Calkins, sister-in-laws Jackie and Barb Calkins, Lenore (Ron) Yates, Numerous Nieces and Nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Grover and Francis Calkins, father and mother in law Jack and Elsie Morgan, her brother Allan and Jack, sister Beth Bates and her husband Hap. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at the Pincher Creek United Church, 672 Police Ave, with Rev Lloyd Nyarota Officiating Memorial Donations may be made in Joan’s Memory to the Windy Slopes Health Foundation, P.O. Box 2554, Pincher Creek, AB T0K 1W0


June 25, 1940-June 17, 2016

ELIZABETH “LIBBY” MARIE WEIGHILL passed away peacefully, with family by her side, at the Good Samaritan Society, Park Meadows Village, on Friday, June 17, 2016, at the age of 75 years.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604-13th Street North, Lethbridge, Alberta, on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. with Father Lukas Drapal, Celebrant.

An Interment will follow the reception at the church, at Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge, AB.

In memory of Libby, donations are gratefully accepted to the Alzheimer Society, 402, 740-4th Ave. south, Lethbridge, AB., T1J 0N9

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


THOMAS LEROY WILSON beloved husband of Rita Wilson of Cardston, AB, passed away suddenly at his home on June 17th, 2016 at the age of 91 years.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, June 25, 2015 at the Legion Hall in Cardston, AB at 1:00 p.m.


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

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