January 22nd, 2021

THURSDAY, July 28, 2016

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on July 28, 2016.

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JACINTA (Bebe-akii) BEAR-BLACK PLUME passed away in Cardston on July 20, 2016 at the age of 65 years.

A Family Service will be at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Thursday, July 28th at 5:00 p.m. The Wake Service will be at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Thursday, July 28th from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be at the Senator Gladstone Hall on Friday, July 29th at 11:00 am. Interment in the Pioneer Cemetery.

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


RUTH JULIA FROMM (nee Minor), of Raymond, Alberta passed away in her home on Monday, July 25, 2016. She is the beloved wife of the late Moses Fromm. Friends may meet the family on Friday, July 29, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Relief Society room of the Taylor Street building, or prior to the service on Saturday from 10:00 to 10:40 a.m. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, TAYLOR STREET CHAPEL, 221 North 400 West, Raymond. Interment to follow in the Temple Hill Cemetery, Raymond.


MARGARET RUTH HOLTMAN, (Martin/Kjeldgaard) passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 24th, 2016 at the age of 101 years.

A Visitation will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB., on Sunday, July 31, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M.

A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB., on Monday, August 1, 2016 at 11:00 A.M with Deacon Michael Pollard officiating.

Margaret will be laid to rest in the Hillside Cemetery in Medicine Hat beside her husband Roland Martin.

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

Michael Rodgers

1939 – 2016

Mr. Michael Rodgers, beloved husband of Mrs. Ellamae Rodgers, passed away in Lethbridge on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at the age of 77 years. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, AB.

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Mrs. Margaret “Elaine” Haughian

1926 – 2016

As per her final wishes, Margaret Elaine Haughian (nee Halladay) of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully, after a brief illness at home with members of her family by her side on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at the age of 90 years. Elaine was predeceased by her husband Lee in July of 1996. She is the much loved mother of Marillyn (James) Ikebuchi of High River, Jim (Sharon) Haughian of Lethbridge, Pat (Tom) Bleau of California, Cameron Haughian of Lethbridge and Kelly (Ria) Haughian of Turin. She is survived by ten grandchildren Justin and Ryan Ikebuchi, Clayton and Kelsie Haughian, Nicola Sinclair, Jenny Secrest and Tressa Haughian, Michael, Lisa and Sheldon Haughian and fourteen great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Mom would always say “Look what we created all because two people fell in love.” She will be truly missed and always remembered. Our lasting memories will be her enduring legacy. Elaine was born in Riverhurst, Saskatchewan on June 18, 1926 and was raised on a farm in Lawson, Saskatchewan, the youngest of a family of four, predeceased by a sister Charlotte and brothers Arnold and Joe. She married Lee at the family farm on September 3, 1948. They moved to Lethbridge in 1949 and have resided in the Southern Alberta area since that time. She was one of the “Six week Wonders” trained during the war and began teaching at an early age. While working full time and raising a family of five she later went on to complete her Bachelor of Education at the U of L. She taught Elementary school for many years in the rural communities of Travers, Enchant, Turin and Iron Springs. She would joke that it took her 20 years to get out of grade one. She was an excellent seamstress and would sew many outfits for her children. She also enjoyed knitting and crocheting blankets and sweaters for her great-grandchildren. She enjoyed reading, completing crosswords and was an avid TV fan of curling and baseball. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00am on Friday, July 29, 2016 at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th Street, South, Lethbridge, Alberta. A private family inurnment was held in the Mountain View Cemetery. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice as Mom religiously donated to many groups.

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Miss Katie Pawluk

1993 -2016

Gone but never to be forgotten, we have lost Katie; a beautiful, free and amazing spirit. Katie Pawluk was born in Lethbridge on May 14, 1993 to Pete Pawluk and Sue Meszaros. Her sweet short life ended too soon on July 22, 2016. Predeceased by her grandparents Gabor and Agnes, Katie leaves behind sister Abbe; grandparents Peter and Sylvia; uncles/aunts George and Hajni, Paul and Kim, and Steve and Liesl; as well as cousins George, Joe and Michael. We invite friends and family to a Celebration of Katie’s Incredible Life will be held at 1:00pm on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at the NORLAND, 5801 – 1 Ave. S., just east of the Research Centre (NE corner of Sunnyside Rd and the Jail Rd.) In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Katie’s name to the Lethbridge Therapeutic Riding Association, 205015 Hwy 512, Lethbridge, AB., T1J 4P4 Peace be with you, Katie. We love you so very much.

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It is with great sorrow that our family announces the loss of our mom/grandma, Marjorie Voeller, beloved wife of the late Mike Voeller. Mom took her last stroll in her garden at her home in Foremost on July 22, 2016 at the age of 81 years. Mom was born in Floran, Alberta on July 9, 1935 to Edward and Anna Williams. A younger sister to Babe and Laura Ann, and an older sister to Norm who came along a few years later. Mom lived in and completed her education in Foremost, later going on to the University of Calgary and the University of Lethbridge to get her teaching degree.

Mom then started teaching at Hoping, and then on to Etzikom. It was there that she met dad, the love of her life. Mom and dad were married in February 1958. After they were married, they lived in the bunk house on the Hearn family farm in Etzikom, as dad was a hired hand there. Mom continued teaching for awhile until she put her career on hold when they became the parents of two children. After the births of Coleen (1959) and Fred (1962), mom and dad moved to Conquerville where she resumed her teaching career. Following the birth of Todd in 1965, dad became “Mr. Mom”, sharing in the caring for us with Florence Voeller until we were old enough to go to school. Mom continued teaching at Conquerville until the school closed in 1985. She was then hired at the Rosedale Hutterite Colony in Etzikom where she continued to teach until her retirement in 1994. In 1986, after the death of her mother, they moved to Foremost, purchasing the family home. Mom was able to spend a year with dad before his passing in 1995.

Mom touched a lot of people: friends, family, and her students. While she was teaching, she was given the name “Hawkeye” by some of her students (you know who you are!) because she never missed a thing! Quite often, past students would randomly show up at the house just to say hi, share a coffee and visit.

Growing up, we spent a lot of time camping at various places and boating at Grassy Lake. One of her great memories was from when she and dad went houseboating on the Shuswap with a group of their friends. Mom was tickled pink by the births of her grandchildren, who she spoiled unbelievably. Then came the births of her great grandchildren, who she spoiled even more. She alway said how fortunate she was to be able to meet all of those little bundles of joy.

After her family, mom’s next love was her gardens (flower and vegetable) and bird watching out of her kitchen window. During her life, the coffee pot was always on and the birdbath and bird feeders were always full.

Mom is survived by her children, Coleen (Micheal) Galipeau, Fred Voeller and Todd (Stephanie) Voeller; her grandchildren, Aimée (Greg) Sarsons, Dallas (Tammy) Galipeau, Kole and Miah Voeller, Lindsey and Michael Voeller, and her great grandchildren, Latin, Emmitt, Quinn and Grayson; her sister, Laura Ann (Harold) Wesley; her brother, Norm (Muriel) Williams as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Mom was predeceased by her dad and mom, Edward and Anna Williams; her husband, Mike; her daughter-in-law, Sharlene; her sister, “Babe” and brother-in-law, “Red” Wadams; and nephews, Frank and Keith Wadams.

A celebration of her life will be held in the Foremost Community Hall (802 1 Ave W) on Friday, July 29, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. with Pastor Dave Sarsons officiating. Interment will follow in the Foremost Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, NWT & NU, 100 – 119 14 St NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 or Canadian Cancer Society 1865 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 1Z8 or the Foremost Community Hall, 802 1 Ave W, Foremost, AB T0K 0X0 . To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Marjorie Voeller, or you may visit http://www.pattisonfuneralhome.com and leave a message of condolence.

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