October 30th, 2020

WEDNESDAY, July 6, 2016


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on July 6, 2016.

Mrs. Candace “Candy” Burton

1957 – 2016

Mrs. Candace “Candy” Burton of Foremost Alberta, beloved wife of the late Randy Burton passed away suddenly on Saturday, July 2, 2016 at the age of 58 years. Candy was born on December 27, 1957, the second and youngest child, to Ted and Irene Lynes of Foremost. Candy was born and raised in Foremost, graduating from the high school in 1975. Candy was involved in many school sports but her favorite being track and field. When she wasn’t busy with sports, studies or helping on the family farm she was seen with her high school sweetheart Randy. After graduating from high school, Candy moved to Lethbridge and furthered her studies in administration at the College. After receiving her diploma Candy couldn’t resist moving back to Foremost to begin a life with her soulmate Randy. They were married October 21, 1978 and began working on the family farm alongside Candy’s Dad, Ted. During this time in their life together, Randy & Candy enjoyed family trips to Hawaii, Las Vegas to take in the NFR and countless tractor pulling competitions. After the birth of her three daughters, Candy worked as the Foremost Village Administrator for numerous years and later put her excellent secretarial skills to use at Burton’s Esso. She always talked about how much she enjoyed working next to her good friend and mother- in-law, Mary Burton, at the Esso. In the following years, Candy worked from home as the bookkeeper for the family farm. She took pride in the farm and being able to be home to raise her three girls. Candy was an active member in many community events. She was involved in the Foremost United Church group, the Community Bus Association, along with her girls dance, skating and gymnastics clubs and countless other. Candy enjoyed her time as a member of the curling club, as well as the golf association. Together, she and Randy took great pleasure in continuing their family owned and operated school bus route for many years. After the loss of her loved ones, Candy gracefully carried on the family farm operations alongside her son- in-law Scott Hazell, and their long time devoted hired man, and friend, Bob Bourret. Candy was a woman that wore many hats, and despite all the hardships and obstacles she faced she was always proud to be a farmer. Candy never hesitated in donating to a good cause or to lending a helping hand to anyone in need. Her generous heart shone through every part of her life. All her friends and family were very fortunate to have such a selfless and devoted woman in their lives. She truly had a heart of gold. Candy Burton is survived by her two loving daughters Kelsey (Scott) Hazell of Foremost, Ab., Darcie (Rylund) Ens of Lethbridge, Ab.; mother Irene Lynes, of Foremost, Ab.; granddaughters Ainsley & Anniston Hazell, who were the light of her life. As well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Besides her loving husband Randy, Candy was predeceased by her father Ted Lynes; brother Kenny Lynes; daughter Nicole Burton;father-in-law Bob Burton and mother-in-law Mary Burton. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am on Friday, July 8, 2016 at the FOREMOST COMMUNITY HALL, with Jane Meaker, officiating. Interment to follow in the Foremost Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined for those who wish, memorial donations may be made in Candy’s name to the Foremost Community Hall, 301 Main Street, Foremost, Alberta, T0K 0X0, Canadian Mental Health Association, 426 – 6 St., S., Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 2C9, Children’s Hospital Foundation, 2888 Shaganappi Trail NW, Calgary, Alberta, T3B 6A8 and or the Foremost Ag Society, 301 Main Street, Foremost, Alberta, T0K 0X0.

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Helen Clemis
1917 – 2016
 It is with deep sadness that the family of Helen Grace Clemis, announce her passing in Taber on Saturday, July 2, 2016 at the age of 99 years.
 The Funeral Service will be held at Knox United Church, 4929 – 50 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
 Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

Mrs. Cori Polanski

1963 – 2016

Mrs. Cori Polanski (nee Sherman) of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. Ken Polanski, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Friday, July 1, 2016 at the age of 53 years. Cori is survived by her husband, best friend and partner forever, Ken Polanski, and her two sons which are her absolute joy in life Everett and Sullivan Polanski. Cori is also survived by her mother Adele (Jack) Sherman and her three brothers Mark, Jeff (Janine), Pete (Julie), and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Cori was predeceased by their son Jordan in 2011 and her father Peter in 2000. Cremation has already taken place according to Cori’s wishes, at her request, no service will be held.

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GALBRAITH

GORDON LARON GALBRAITH, beloved husband of May Galbraith, passed away at the Raymond Hospital on Sunday, July 3, 2016 at the age of 76 years.

A Graveside Service will be held at Temple Hill Cemetery, Raymond, on Friday, July 8, 2016 at 9:30 a.m.


GOODFELLOW

LOIS EMILY GOODFELLOW, beloved wife of the late Lloyd Goodfellow, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, July 1st, 2016 at the age of 81 years.

She is lovingly remembered by her eight children: Rick (Jan), Ruth (Dan), Geri (Ron), Joe (Brenda), Marilyn (Bruce), Judy (Jeff), Lyle and Lloyd (Penny), as well as 20 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

“Goodnight Mom, God Bless You”

A Memorial will be held at the SCOUTS HALL, 505-22nd Street, Fort Macleod, AB, on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 11:00 A.M.

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Gregory Miller

1951 – 2016

Mr. Greg Miller of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Alyce Miller, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital surrounded by family, on Friday, July 1, 2016 at the age of 65 years. He leaves behind his wife Alyce; son Scott (Tracy) Miller; daughter Denise (Mike) Jones; 5 grandchildren Alyssa, Ethan, Austin, Ryan and Nicole; mother Mary Catherine; brothers Bernard (Maryllyn), Carl (Barbara), Ralph (Louise), Anthony (Maureen); sisters Laverna (Peter) O’Neil, MaryAnn (Bruce) Crain, Susan (Gary) Winters. Also; Bernice Losey, Donna (Lorne) Karl, Carol Knox, Gail (Roy) Hummel, Alan (Diane) Losey, Keith (Peggy) Losey, and Lyle Losey. Greg was predeceased by his father Elmer Miller and father-in-law Richard Losey. Greg was an ambitious man. He owned New Way RV Centre, worked at Skyline RV, and retired for a short time before starting to drive school bus for Immanuel Christian, while working at Wesclean and Skyline RV part time. He was a Hurricanes Hockey fan, loved camping, playing golf, hockey and baseball. Greg will be sorely missed by friends he touched in those sports. A Vigil Rites, Prayer Service will be held at 7:00pm on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00am on Thursday, July 7, 2016 at the ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Father Kevin Tumback celebrant. Interment will follow in the Royal View Cemetery. For those who wish, memorial donations in Greg’s name may be made to KidSport Lethbridge and Taber, 1001 – 3 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 0J3.

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Don MacDonald
1933 – 2016

Donald Archibald MacDonald, beloved husband of Theresa MacDonald, passed away in Taber on Monday, July 4, 2016 at the age of 83 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.


MCINNIS

CHARLOTTE LEONA MCINNIS, of Coaldale, AB. passed away peacefully on June 29, 2016 at the age of 89 years.

Charlotte is lovingly remembered by her daughter Sandra Allen and granddaughter Michelle Lee Inkster, son Randy McInnis and granddaughter Jamie Elaine McInnis, adopted daughter Shirley Goertzen, her sister Lu Carter, many nieces, nephews and friends as well as special friends, Leeann Johnson and Shawnee Big Bull; her very special families, Mike and Louise Evaschesen and their daughter, Jaclyn (Wayne) Warkentin, son Walker, daughter Donalee (Dave Sharratt and children Emily and Ryder), as well as Darrel Horrock, Bobby Gleiche and his sister Barbara.

Charlotte was predeceased by her loving husband Cameron in 1984 after 36 years of marriage, her parents Graham and Dorothy “Dolly” Fulmore, brothers Bill, James, Donald and Jack and sisters Ellen, Margaret and Elda.

Charlotte was born July 4, 1926 at Macoum, Saskatchewan. She moved to The Pas, Manitoba then to Winnipeg where she met and married Cameron Hugh McInnis in 1948. They lived in Winnipeg for 45 years, raising their 2 children, Sandra Lynn and Randall Russel. She spent her final 30 years in Coaldale, Alberta.

Charlotte was a tireless volunteer for the Canadian Western Horse Association in Winnipeg for many years. She took great pride in seeing her horse “Dondi Pride” win many CWHA and AQHA awards. Jaclyn Evaschesen took over the reins and showed him when she was 7 years old, continuing to win many awards. Dondi and Jaclyn won AQHA All Round Youth 18 and Under. She was nine years old at the time and couldn’t have been more proud.

Charlotte loved to sew; she made many costumes and show clothes. She also loved to cook and bake and was known for her Oreo cookies. When she moved to Coaldale she volunteered with the Lethbridge Therapeutic Riding Association and worked many years with the Lethbridge Food Bank. She belonged to “Tops” where at the age of 85 she met her goal weight.

The family wishes to acknowledge her nephew, Lloyd (Noreen) McDougall-Price, for their incredible support and many kindnesses to Charlotte and our family over the last several years of her life.

A Celebration of Charlotte’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB. on Friday, July 8th, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. with Jaclyn Evaschesen officiating.

In lieu of flowers and in memory of Charlotte, donations may be made to the Lethbridge Food Bank – 1016 2 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 0C9

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Gail Merritt
1960 – 2016

It is with deep sadness and sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of Marilyn Gale Merritt in Taber on Sunday, July 3, 2016 at the age of 56 years.
A private burial service will be held at the Taber Memorial Garden prior to the funeral service.
The Funeral Service will be held at the Evangelical Free Church, 5431 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Friday, July 8, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Left to cherish Gail’s memory are her husband Don Merritt and their children Curtis Merritt of Lethbridge and Brandi (Jordy) Miyanaga of Taber. She is also survived by her brothers and sisters Diane Bergen, Ron (Mary) Bergen, Lorna Bergen, Richard (Lynda) Bergen, Randy (Wendy) Bergen and Jackie (Clauss) Driedger;  sister-in-law Bev (Rick) Rivette and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents Joseph and Anne Bergen, sister Irene Janzen, nephew Jeremy Bergen and Don’s parents George Merritt and Enid Giles.
Gail was born on April 29, 1960 in Burns Lake, British Columbia and was raised and educated in La Crete. She married Don Merritt in Taber on September 3, 1977, where they have resided until the time of her passing.
Gail was a wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, niece, cousin and friend to many, many people and had affectionately earned the nickname “Shelly”. Gail was also a friend to all who needed a friend, a compassionate shoulder to lean on for anyone who needed a shoulder. She was a tough dose of tough love whether you thought you needed it or not. A mother to her two children and dog, and a mother to all who seemed to need a mother, all over the world.
Gail was an avid traveller, touring the world with her daughter and encountering many adventures along the way. One trip she went as chaperone but ended up having to be chaperoned herself by Brandi.
Gail earned a second degree black belt with the International Taekwon-Do Federation. She was a certified international instructor, as well as a certified instructor with the international Taekwon-Do kids course. Gail attended numerous provincial, western, national, international and world championships. She attended numerous seminars with Grand Master Tran, Master Ottesen and the IIC technical committee. She was with Merritt’s Ultimate Taekwon-Do since the start and helped develop the school that it is today. She also helped develop the Little Dragons program that they use today.
Gail had many interests including bunnies, gardening, camping, playing at the casino, quilting, sewing, berry picking and listening to ‘60s music. Her music was always playing. Gail was passionate about cooking and there wasn’t a recipe that intimidated her and she usually added her special touch to make it better. She also enjoyed being a part of her church family at The Church of Christ in Taber which included attending Bible study where she was sincerely appreciated by all and will be deeply missed.
Family was very important to Gail and she will be dearly missed by all who knew her including her beloved dog Gustaf.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Gail’s name may be made directly to a charity of one’s personal choosing.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


MILLS

RICHARD MILLS, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, July 4, 2016 at the age of 56 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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MORRISON

EMILY C. (Verbaan) MORRISON passed away in Lethbridge on June 30, 2016 at the age of 91 years.

Predeceased by her husband Graham T. (Hoss) Morrison. Survived by her stepdaughter Donna Morrison, stepson Gary Morrison, granddaughters Carrie and Jessica, and great grandchildren Jenyse and Bryson.

At Emily’s request no funeral service will be held.


PALADINO

MARIA “MARY” PALADINO, of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mike Paladino, passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit, on Monday, July 4th, 2016 at the age of 80 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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Shirley Kathrine MacMillan

1957 – 2016

Shirley Kathrine MacMillan (Ulrich) of Coalhurst Alberta; beloved wife of Robert MacMillan; passed away peacefully at home at the age of 58 years on Friday July 1, 2016 after a lengthy illness with cancer. Shirley is survived by her loving husband Robert, her two sons Myles (Courtney) and Kas MacMillan; her father Raymond Ulrich of Bow Island; sister Vivian (Calvin) Sime of Golden, British Columbia; brothers Rod Ulrich of Calgary, Timothy (Tam) Ulrich of Bow Island and Stephen (Trish) Ulrich of Medicine Hat, as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her mother Margaret Ulrich; sister Linda Gatz, brother-in-law Larry Gatz and brother Duane Ulrich. Shirley was born in Taber, Alberta on November 4, 1957 and was raised in Bow Island, Alberta. She attended school at St. Michael’s in Bow Island and graduated in 1973. She furthered her schooling at SAIT in Calgary where she completed her Medical Transcription certificate. In high school she developed a love of basketball and continued playing at a college level when she moved to Calgary. While Shirley was working in the health care profession she met Bob and they were married in Lethbridge on December 14, 1984. Shirley was a vital business partner to Bob, and dedicated time in the office making sure that everything ran smoothly. Bob and Shirley’s family grew by one when their first son Myles was born in 1989, and again when their youngest son Kas was born in 1992. Shirley loved camping, woodworking, travelling, and spending time with friends and family. Shirley was a very committed and dedicated mother and became very involved in supporting her children. She was on the parent advisory, school committees, and coaching sport teams. Shirley was a loving wife and mother, a good friend and she lived her life courageously. She will be missed by all her knew her. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm on Thursday, July 7, 2016 at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street S. LETHBRIDGE, Alberta. Shirley was treated extremely well by all of the medical staff who helped her through her illness. Her wish was for all of her family and friends to donate on her behalf, and expressed how very important your donations would be to all who have been touched by these illnesses. Please, send your donations for Shirley to the Canadian Cancer Society 317 – 10 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 9Z9.

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Wayne Virostek

1941 – 2016

Mr. Wayne Virostek, beloved husband of Joan Virostek, passed away on Monday, July 4, 2016 at the age of 74 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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