January 15th, 2021

SATURDAY, July 9, 2016

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on July 11, 2016.

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ERIC JACOB BAKER, of Lethbridge, AB, beloved husband of Patricia Joan Baker, passed away after a heroic battle with cancer on Sunday, July 3, 2016, at the age of 71 years.Eric was born in North Sydney, NS. He moved with his family to Regina, SK, where he met and then married his beloved wife, Patricia, on January 16, 1965. He was a businessman and entrepreneur with a million and one ideas and a head for numbers. He was a member of various Rotary clubs and Mensa.In his earlier years, Eric loved playing baseball, football, curling and golf. He developed a special passion for golf which he continued to play well into his later years and was an active member of the Lethbridge Golf and Country Club. Eric loved travelling the world around, especially to tropical destinations. No one could sport a panama hat better than our big kahuna! He was an avid writer and reader and could often be found with at least one book in hand in a favorite chair at home or under a palm tree in some far-away paradise.Most importantly, Eric was an extraordinary husband, daddums, grandpa, son, brother and friend. All of his family and friends were more than fortunate to have had such a fun, loving, supportive and generous man in their lives, especially his grandson, Ethan, who was the light of his life.Despite heroic battles with many hardships and illnesses over the years, cancer ended up taking away our beloved big guy far before we were ready to let him go. We can’t wait to see him again when we face our own times to go as we know he will be waiting for us with open arms and a big smile on that beautiful, bearded face. In the meantime, we will miss him tremendously and cherish him always.In keeping with Eric’s wishes, there will be no service.


LASCA LEE (Jensen) DUCE passed away in the arms of her family in Raymond on Thursday, July 7, 2016.

She was raised on Happy Valley Farms, Magrath Alberta, youngest daughter of Lalovee and Lasca Jensen. She has a deep bond with her sisters JoAnn, and Sylvia and her younger brother Christian.

She attended the University of Alberta and Brigham Young University and eventually settled with her husband and family on the Pacific Coast. She loved nature…so the ocean and the mountains were dear to her heart.

Though quiet and shy, Lasca was a compassionate, kind and caring soul. She enjoyed her life with her loving husband, Norman, and her four children: Shari, Gina, Dennis and Roger. Her sweet, determined soul will be cherished by all who knew her well.

A private family service will be held.


LENA BERDENE FARREN passed away peacefully at her home in Beazer, Alberta on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at the age of 82 years, beloved wife of Robert Farren.

Berdene leaves behind her 2 children, Mark (Mindy) Farren, Julie (Kirk) Lundell; her 6, Jenae Farren, Shaylee Farren, Kelly Farren, Kendi Lundell, Jet Lundell, Jovi Lundell; and her sister, Lexie (David) McMurray.

A Memorial Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Leavitt Church, on Monday, July 11, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.

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

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.


VIVIAN KATHLEEN HOLMES, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, July 7, 2016 at the age of 90 years.

She leaves to mourn her children, George (Elaine) Holmes, Rick (Marrilynn) Holmes, Wendy (Rudy) Granson; grandchildren Marnie (Trevor) James, Ross (Rosie) Holmes, Alicia (Craig) Hoover, Matthew Holmes, Ryan (Mary) Granson, Eric (Jasmine) Granson; and great grandchildren Courtney (Myles) Lucas, Colby James, Eva Holmes, Kaiden and Keiran Hoover, Alex Granson, Mitchell and Hailey Granson; as well as her sister Joan (Joe) Zubach, brother-in-law Hugh Laycock and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents Harry and Armrel Storie, and sisters Audrey Laycock and Gwenyth (Gordon) Magnussen.

Vivian was born in Barnwell, Alberta on February 13, 1926, but was raised and lived in Lethbridge for the majority of her life. She worked for many years at Dr. Walter Mitson’s optometry office in Lethbridge. She was a caring and loving lady who always put her family and others first before herself.

As per Vivian’s wishes, no formal Funeral Service will be held. A Private Family Interment and Memorial Gathering will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Vivian to the CRH Foundation Renal Program, 960 – 19 Street S, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 1W5 or to a charity of your choice.

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


JOLAYNE HUDSON passed away surrounded by family at the Raymond Hospital on Tuesday, July 5, 2016.

Friends may meet the family on Sunday, July 10 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13 Street North, Lethbridge or prior to the service on Monday at the church from 12:00 noon to 12:45 p.m.

The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, July 11, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, TAYLOR STREET CHAPEL, along 4 Street West and 2 Street North, Raymond. Interment to follow in the Temple Hill Cemetery, Raymond.


Immaculate “Imma” Fowler (nee Kaupp) passed away peacefully, June 30, 2016 at Vernon, B.C. hospital, surrounded by family, at the age of 81 years.

Inurnment to take place at Lethbridge, AB., Archmount Cemetery. Date and time will be announced when completed.


November 16, 1938 to

July 6, 2016

Mrs. Betty Marie Jordan (nee Hendricks) of Cowley, AB passed away early Wednesday morning at the Pincher Creek Hospital at the age of 77.

Betty is survived by her loving husband of 45 years Vern Jordan; 3 children: Rhonda Knox (Steve), Twyla Cady (Andy) and Dean Pilling; 5 grandchildren: Nicole, Ryan, Terrace, Derrick, Chelsea and 2 great-grandchildren.

Betty was born and raised in Weldon, SK, graduating from high school in 1957. She retired in September 1998 after working at Alberta Mental Health for 25 1/2 years. Betty and Vern moved from Lethbridge to Cowley in 2011 to be closer to the CWR Boat Club where they spent all of their summers. They also spent many years wintering in Yuma. Betty and Vern travelled to many exotic places and some not so exotic places. They lived an exciting and adventurous life. Their children never knew which country or province they might be in or if they were at sea level or lost somewhere on a logging road at the top of a mountain. She will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by so many.

At Betty’s request no funeral services will be held.


STANISLAW KRAWCZYK, of Lethbridge, also known as Mr. Greenthumb, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, July 7, 2016 at the age of 81 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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


It is with heartfelt sadness that the family of Thomas Little Plume announce his passing on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre in Lethbridge.

A prayer service will be held on Sunday, July 10, at 12:00 noon at the Snodgrass Funeral Home in Pincher Creek, followed by a one-day wake at the home of Muriel North Peigan (1325 – 12 Avenue SW, Brocket).

A Funeral Mass will take place on Monday, July 11, 2016 at 11:00 am at St. Paul’s Catholic Church. The interment to take place at the Brocket Cemetery, followed up a reception at the Piikani Community Hall.

Snodgrass Funeral Home assisting the Little Plume family with funeral arrangements, (403) 627-4864.

Medley, Betty Lou (nee Clifton)

June 25, 1932 – June 28, 2016

It is with great sadness that we announce Betty Lou Medley passed away peacefully at the age of 84. Betty will be greatly missed by her children, Deborah Wescott, Janet Walker, Craig (Wendy), Sam (Cindy), numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Mom, Gramma, Great Gramma, no matter what you knew her as, she was a great role model. Hard working, independent and opinionated, she taught us all not to follow the pack but to be our own person and shaped us into who we are today. Betty was a good friend, great mom, Gramma and Great Gramma, and we are all better people for knowing her. We will miss you for the rest of our entire lives.

A celebration of Betty’s life will be held on Saturday, July 16, 2016, 1:00 at the Coutts Centre for Western Heritage, Nanton AB.

If so desired, donations in Betty’s name may be sent to Fort Macleod Lifecare Society, Box 2523 Fort Macleod, AB T0L 0Z0


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

Richard is survived by a daughter Jasmine Holy White Man and her children, Darcy Bird, and Dennis “Baby Buck” Brave Rock Jr.

A Wake Service will be held at STREETS ALIVE, 323-4th Street South, Lethbridge on Monday, July 11, 2016 starting at 7:00 P.M.

A Funeral Service will be held at STREETS ALIVE on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Ken Kissick officiating. Following the Feast at Streets Alive, Interment will take place at the Blood Band Cemetery

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


Mr. Alerin Nicol, an 18 year member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union, Local 496, passed away July 6, 2016. The Officers, Members & Staff extend their deepest sympathy.


LEONARD WILLIAM ORMANDY, spouse of Pauline Ormandy, of Lethbridge, passed away at home on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at the age of 66 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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


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

A Graveside Service will be held at MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY, 1210 Scenic Drive South, Lethbridge, AB., on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. with Deacon Cliff Bogdan officiating.

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

Charles Robert “Bob” Thomas

1927 – 2016

Our hearts are broken, but he had to go. Oh what a journey he had, like riding a bucking horse, up, down and all around. He stayed on until July 1, 2016, when our cowboy rode off into the sunset. Bob will be lovingly remembered by his children A.J. (Linda), Jamie, Susan (Michael), Burns (Lucy), Sharan (Don), Shirley-Jean, and Roberta (Russell); sixteen grandchildren, thirteen and a half great grandchildren as well as sisters Jean, Audrey and Gracie (who were very dear to him) and many other family members, friends and colleagues. Bob was predeceased by his loving wife Shirley Hovis Thomas, son Joseph Thomas, parents Wesley and Eudora, and sisters Bessie and Shirley. Bob was born in 1927 east of Pincher Creek during a snowstorm. He spent his life in love with the foothills and mountains south of Pincher Creek. A Memorial Service will be held at the Pincher Creek United Church (972 Police Avenue, Pincher Creek) on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 2:00pm. Memorial donations in Bob’s name may be made directly to the Twin Butte Community Hall (General Delivery, Twin Butte Alberta, T0K 2J0).

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