January 15th, 2021

THURSDAY, July 21, 2016

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on July 21, 2016.

Anne Fairfield

1923 – 2016

Anne Fairfield, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend passed away peacefully at the age of 93. Anne was born in Calgary on June 13, 1923, the eldest granddaughter of early Calgary pioneers. She moved with her parents, Jack and Eva Hutchings, and her brother John to Lethbridge in 1931. After briefly attending university and a whirlwind courtship, Anne married Jimmie Fairfield, an RCAF instructor, in 1942. Following WW II, they settled in Lethbridge. Anne became involved at Southminster United Church, where she was a lifetime member of the UCW. She also served for several years as an active community volunteer, on the board of the Lethbridge YWCA, as a driver for Meals on Wheels, and in later years as a volunteer and participant at the LSCO. Anne enjoyed lifelong friendships with members of her bridge clubs, sorority, and the ‘48 Group at her church. She was predeceased by Jimmie, her brother John (Joan Hutchings) and her sister-in-law Gladys. Anne was always a loving, thoughtful, fun-loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, niece, neighbour and friend. The family spent many memorable times together at the family cabin in Gladstone Valley, and Anne enjoyed happy days with Jimmie at “The Mine.” During her recent years at the View, Anne cherished times with her new friends. She is survived by sons David and Robert and her daughter Judy (Terry Hasinoff), granddaughter Erin (Matt Weiner), her great-grandson (Louis), as well as a close extended family. The family wishes to thank the staff at St. Michael’s Care Centre, A and G Wings, and the staff at Lethbridge Regional Hospital (4C and 5B) for their exceptional care. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:30am on Monday, July 25, 2016 at SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH-BUCHANAN CHAPEL, 1011 4 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0P7 with Dr. Austin Fennel, officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the organizations that made a difference in Anne’s life including: Canadian Cancer Society (317-10th St. S., Lethbridge, AB T1J 2M7), Alzheimer’s Society (402-740 4th Ave. S. Lethbridge, AB T1J 0N9), CNIB (410 Stafford Dr. S., Lethbridge, AB T1J 2L2), or a charity of your choice.

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Jolene Little Plume, beloved daughter of Lucille Little Plume and Ricky Bull Shields passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on July 16, 2016 at the age of 37 years. A Prayer Service will be held at St. Paul’s Catholic Church (15th Avenue Brocket) on Friday, July 22, 2016 from 7:00 until 9:00pm. A Funeral Service will be held at St. Paul’s Catholic Church (15th Avenue Brocket) on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 11:00 am.

Mary Hubbard

1922 – 2016

Mrs. Mary Hubbard, beloved wife of the late Alfred Hubbard, passed away on Monday, July 18, 2016 at the age of 93 years. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at 1:00pm on Sunday, July 24, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 -4 St. S. Lethbridge, AB. A Funeral Service will be held at 4:00pm on Sunday, July 24, 2016 at the LETHBRIDGE SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH, 2606 -16th Ave. S. Lethbridge, AB, with Pastor Mike Lemon officiating.

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MATHIEU (MATT) H. SIMONS of Lethbridge passed away on July 18th 2016 at the age of 77 years. He is the loving father of Diane Simons (Russell & Jordana, Jeni & Travis), Matthew Simons (Alexander & Jonathon), Rita (Lubo) Vitanov (Danny & Kayla, Jessica & Judd, Amy & Karl, Marcel & Courtney) and Mark (Tracy) Simons (Mariah, Emily, Aiden), 10 great grandchildren, and his beloved fiancé Janet. He also leaves to mourn his brothers; Frank (Gladys), Pierre (Mary Lou), Charlie (Judy), Willy (Antoinette) and sister-in-laws, Johanna and Tina. He was predeceased by his parents, Peter & Tina, his brothers Al & Joe and his sister Elly.

Matt was born on June 11th 1939 in Mechelen, Limburg in the Netherlands. In 1956, along with his parents and his 7 siblings, he immigrated to Canada and arrived in Southern Alberta. The family worked various jobs for the next few years and then Matt attended NAIT to become a Bricklayer. Over the next many years Matt, his father & several brothers owned and operated Peter Simons & Sons Construction, building quality homes in Lethbridge and Southern Alberta for many people.

In 2001 Matt was diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. Over the next several years he underwent numerous rounds of chemotherapy while continuing to work and live an active life. During the last few years of his fight with cancer, he witnessed the misery of many people in the Tom Baker and Jack Ady Cancer Centers and he volunteered to participate in clinical trials to help researchers test new chemo drugs to, as he once said, “maybe help someone down the road”.

Matt loved nothing more than the adventure of driving around picking rocks which he transformed into beautiful creative works. He also loved to travel, walking & hiking, his social circle (you know who you are) which convened at various pubs, antiques, music & dancing, but most of all his family.

Family and Friends are invited to a Memorial Service and Reception which will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825- 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, July 22, 2016, at 11:00 A.M., with Deacon Cliff Bogdan officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, 710- 10123- 99 Street, Edmonton, AB, T5J 3H1 or albertacancer.ca to follow Matt’s wishes to defeat this horrible disease.

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

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