January 18th, 2021

TUESDAY, June 28, 2016

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on June 28, 2016.

Maurice Edward Brayley

1923 -2016

Mr. Maurice Edward Brayley of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at St. Therese Villa on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at the age of 92 years.

Maurice will be sadly missed by Jean, his loving wife of 67 years and their 6 children.

He was the proud father of Virginia (Gary), Stefan (Yvonne), Susan (Dale), Russell (Renee), Evelyn (Lorne – deceased), and Jennifer (Michael).

Maurice “Pop” is also survived by 17 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren.

At Maurice’s request, there will be no funeral service.

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


EDNA RICHARDS BAKER CAHOON of Cardston, Alberta, Canada left this life June 26th, 2016, just 27 days short of her 97th birthday.

Edna was born in Leavitt, Alberta on July 23rd, 1919 to Samuel L. and Janet (Richards) Baker. Being the only girl with 2 older and 3 younger brothers, Edna learned early in life how to hold her own and established herself as a determined self-reliant lady, a characteristic that propelled her success in many ventures throughout her long life.

Following her mission to Eastern Canada, Edna returned to Leavitt and married Leon Alder Cahoon, the “man of her dreams,” in the Cardston temple on July 23rd 1941. They were together for 61 years until Leon’s death in 2002.

Whether raising turkeys, selling encyclopedias, running a weight loss program, or working as a temple ordinance worker or a missionary, Edna worked tirelessly and with determination in all that she undertook. She and Leon served five full-time missions together for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints: Indianapolis, Winnipeg, Singapore, SLC Family History and New Zealand. They were loved by all they served around the world.

The other “loves of her life” were her children who all survive her: David (Jill) Cahoon, Tressa (Jim-deceased) Ridges, Joy (Phil) McMullin, Paul (Tanya) Cahoon, Carol (Rawl) Crosby, Brenda (Barry) Jessee. She is also survived by 38 grand children, 129 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandson.

Generosity, compassion and service were the hallmarks of her long and illustrious life. She responded to all calls and needs selflessly and cheerfully. She will be remembered as a woman of great faith and service, who whole-heartedly loved her Savior, her family and her fellowman.

Those wishing to celebrate the passion of Edna’s life may do so with a contribution to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints missionary fund.

The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Temple Street Chapel, Cardston, AB on Tuesday, June 28th 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 Leavitt Cemetery.

Send condolences to: http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca


JOSEPH CHIEF BODY, passed away in Lethbridge on June 18, 2016 at the age of 80 years.

A Wake Service will be at Legacy Funeral Home in Cardston on Tuesday, June 28th from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve on Wednesday, June 29th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in St. Catherine’s Cemetery.

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

Betty Christmas
1951 – 2016

Betty Christmas, beloved wife of the late David Christmas, passed away in Taber on Sunday, June 26, 2016 at the age of 65 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.


MR. GERALD “GERRY” GRAHAM, of Lethbridge, formerly of Calgary, AB., passed away at the Blue Sky Lodge, on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at the age of 76 years.

At Gerry’s request, no formal Funeral Service will be held.

He will be greatly missed by those of us who knew him best.

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


Mildred (Millie) Agnes Long, beloved wife of Harry Long passed away on June 23, 2016 at the age of 82.

She leaves to mourn her husband of almost 63 years, Harry; her twin brother William (Milton) Alexander; her children, Cheryl (Barry) Knight, Greg (Darlene) Long, Stephen (Dale) Long, David (Dixie) Long; eight grandchildren; two great- grandchildren; her cousin and best friend Isabel (Walter) Hewko, and her very good friends Darlene Sinclair of Regina and Elaine Ayling of Calgary.

Millie was born in Ardrossen, Alberta to Maisie and John Alexander. She started working at sixteen at Woodwards in the toy department. She and Harry married October 17, 1953. Harry and Millie raised their children in Edmonton and Stettler. Millie owned the knit and craft shop in Stettler, honing her business and crafter skills. She later went to work at and retired from the Bank of Nova Scotia. Mom and Dad retired to Leduc and later Lethbridge. Mom was always proud of her children’s accomplishments and quick to tell you about them. Her greatest joys were decorating her home, her coffee, shopping, and clothes with bling. She loved to model for the LSCO or Red Hatter’s fashion shows. Her numerous friends will miss her kindness and her wit.

Our thanks go out to Dr. Jonker, Dr. Brigden, and Dr. Ireland for their thoughtful and caring service. We are also grateful to the Jack Ady Centre. Mom always felt she was welcome and at home when she came for treatments.

As per Millie’s wishes there will not be a memorial or funeral. However, family invite friends to join us at the Sierras of Courtyard 2020 – 32 Street S (Door 2) from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm, Thursday, June 30th for a come and go celebration of her life. If one so chooses, donations can be made in Millie’s name to the Chinook Regional Hospital, Jack Ady Cancer Centre or St. Michael’s Palliative Care Unit.

Mr. Terence Wood

1935 – 2016

Mr. Terence Wood of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Jean Wood, passed away at the Edith Cavell Care Centre on Friday, June 24, 2016 at the age of 80 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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Our loving mother and wife, JUSTINE SERA, 77, of Lethbridge, Alberta, passed away suddenly on March 17th, 2016.

A Memorial Service will be held MCKILLOP UNITED CHURCH, 2329 – 15th Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta on Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Trevor Potter officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made in her name to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, 1620 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB., T2N 4L7 in support of breast cancer research or to a charity of your choice.

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

Stanislawa “Stasia” Michalska

1926 – 2016

Mrs. Stanislawa “Stasia” Michalska of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Joseph Michalski, passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at the age of 89 years. Vigil Rites (prayers) will be held at 5:00PM on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 St. S., Lethbridge, Alberta, led by Father Ian Gagne. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00AM on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at ST. CATHERINE’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 762 Crescent Ave N Picture Butte, with Father Ian Gagne officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery.

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


MR. NORMAN PHILLIP VANDEN BERG, of Foremost, passed away at the Foothills Hospital on Saturday, June 18th, 2016 at the age of 61 years.

The Funeral Service will be held at MARANATHA CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 260 McGill Blvd. West, Lethbridge, AB., on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Cameron Fraser officiating.

The Interment will be held at the High Field Cemetery, County of 40 Mile, AB., on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 11:00 A.M.

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


August 19, 1928 – June 24, 2016

John Vandervalk, long time resident of Nobleford and Claresholm area, passed away June 24, 2016 at the Claresholm General Hospital at the age of 87.

John was born in Fort Macleod; raised by Henry and Gaziena Ham on a farm west of Nobleford and went to school in Barons. As a young boy John had a ‘trap line’ and would sell pelts, banking the funds to buy a truck. He purchased his first truck at age 16 and began hauling gravel, coal and cattle. In March of 1950, John married Rickie Schiebout of Nobleford. Together they farmed and raised six children. John was an avid fisherman and hunter.

John was predeceased by an infant son, his parents Jacobus and Maria (Segboer) Vandervalk, his brothers Gerrit (George), Jake, Bill, Bram and special companion Margaret Stevens.

He is survived by his sister Betty Ashley, his six children Marion (Dennis) Van Sluys, Lawrence (Sherry) Vandervalk, Joan (Alvin) Sinnema, Allyn (Patty) Vandervalk, Candace Vandervalk and Elaine (Jamie) Clay; 21 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Willow Creek Funeral Home (4079-1 Street West, Claresholm). Interment will take place, prior to the service, at the Granum Christian Reformed Cemetery at 1:00 PM on Thursday, June 30, 2016, followed by a Funeral Service at the Granum Christian Reformed Church at 2:00 PM with Pastor Henry Veldboom officiating.

If desired, donations in John’s memory may be made to the Claresholm and District Health Foundation (Box 2638, Claresholm, Alberta T0L 0T0).

Arrangements entrusted to Willow Creek Funeral Home, Claresholm. Tel: 403-625-3212. Condolences may be forwarded to the family at http://www.willowcreekfuneralhome.com


Our beloved husband, dad, grandpa and great grandpa, JACOB G. “JAKE” WURTZ, went home to be with his Saviour on Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 at the age of 83 years. He was surrounded by his loving family who will cherish his memory.

A Memorial Service to celebrate Jake’s life will be held at the MONARCH REFORMED CHURCH on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. with Reverends Bob Derrick and Rodger Halverson officiating.

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

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