October 31st, 2020

FRIDAY, August 19, 2016


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on August 19, 2016.

George William Lee

1945 – 2016

Mr. George Lee, beloved husband of Mrs. Marilyn Lee, passed away on Monday, August 8, 2016 at the age of 71 years. A Celebration of George’s Life will be held at 5:00pm on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at SMUGGLERS SALOON, Coutts, AB.

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


LOUEY

Henry Donald Louey, aged 82, passed away peacefully at Lethbridge Regional Hospital on June 14, 2016. Henry was born in Pincher Creek, Alberta on March 3, 1934 and is survived by sisters Betty Illingworth (Brian), Lethbridge, Irene Gareau, Fernie, B.C., Laura Clay, Claresholm, brother Bobby (Susan), Lethbridge, sister-in-law Truda, Pincher Creek as well as many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews. Henry was predeceased by his parents Chow Louey and Lee Ying who for many years were well known partners in the City Cafe in Pincher Creek; sisters Annie Louey and Margaret Handford; brothers Harry and Harvey, brothers-in-law Robert Gareau, Harry Clay, Gilbert Handford; great-niece Keeley Clay and great-nephew Leroy Handford. While attending school in Pincher Creek, Henry was bestowed the prestigious Governor Generals Award and went on to study at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, graduating with a degree in Chemical Engineering. His working years took him to Kitimat, B.C., St. Catharines, ON and Palliser Distilleries in Lethbridge, AB. He travelled to many places but especially enjoyed spending time visiting and spoiling the children of his siblings, and even more so, the children of his nieces and nephews. Not only did he spoil the children, he doted on their many pets, dogs in particular. If you wish to share memories of Henry, please join us between 3PM and 4PM on 20 August at New Dynasty Restaurant, 103-7 Street South, Lethbridge.


HOLY SINGER

DELPHINE HOLY SINGER passed away in Calgary on August 14, 2016 at the age of 56 years.

A Wake Service will be held at the Moses Lake Community Hall, Blood Reserve on Sunday, August 21st from 7:00 p.m. continuing all night. The Funeral Service will be held at the Moses Lake Community Hall on Monday, August 22nd at 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow in the Pioneer Cemetery.

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


Mr. Bernard “Bernie” Dick

Hoogerdijk

1963 – 2016

Lethbridge, Alberta – Bernard Dick Hoogerdijk, born on November 30, 1963, passed on to Heavenly glory, on Monday, August 15, 2016. Bernie Hoogerdijk was called to his eternal home on Monday, August 15, 2016. He leaves behind his parents, Cornelis and Hermina (Breukelman) Hoogerdijk, Willy Hoogerdyk and Trish Wiersema, Ed Hoogerdyk and Alice (Bergsma) Hoogerdyk, Ron and Tamara (Wiersema) Hoogerdyk, John and Margaret (Kobes) Hoogerdijk, Ed and Margaret (Hoogerdyk) Tams, and many nephews, nieces and close friends. Bernie was born and raised in Lethbridge, AB and Taber, AB. He attended Coaldale Christian School in Coaldale, AB and W.R. Myers High School in Taber, AB. He spent the prime years of his life as a salesman at Harp Furniture in Taber, AB. Customers enjoyed his jovial character and often stated: “We want to deal with Bernie!” After his time in Taber, Bernie moved on to Coaldale, Lethbridge, Winnipeg, and then back to Lethbridge. He took on a variety of jobs during this time. He last worked at the Lethbridge Food Market. It was a dream of his to be an architect. Although this dream was never realized, he did offer up some of his own drawings and concepts of churches and unique buildings. He enjoyed photography and took many beautiful pictures of spectacular landscapes and modern buildings. His leisure time was spent travelling to visit family in Manitoba, vacationing in the Maritimes, and walking around one of his favorite places, Waterton Lakes National park. Bernie was known for his unassuming character, loud and vibrant laughter, crazy stories, and his love to be around people. He was not shy. He would approach anyone and always had time to meet people for coffee at the local Tim’s. He had a rare penchant for the fine art of eating hot dogs. The Red Dog Diner in Lethbridge and Wieners of Waterton would have known him as a regular customer. During the latter part of his life emotional, physical and spiritual struggles took their toll on Bernie. His Lord and Saviour knew this. He laid Bernie down to rest in his residence in Lethbridge, AB. He wrapped his loving arms around him and said: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” He took Bernie to Heaven – his final move, his final residence, his eternal home.

“Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

(1 Corinthians 15:55-57)

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am, on Monday, August 22, 2016 at the TRINITY UNITED REFORMED CHURCH, 1100-40 Avenue, North, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Pastor Rohan Crown officiating. A Private Family graveside service was held in the Royal View Cemetery. For those who wish, memorial donations in Bernie’s honor may be made to the Lethbridge Streets Alive Mission, 316 1 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 0A5.

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


MCNABB

It is with deep sorrow and much love that the family of PEGGY EVA (REEDER) MCNABB announce her passing on August 16, 2016. Peggy was a loving and devoted wife, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, and friend. She leaves behind her husband, Thomas W. McNabb, their three children; Kriste (Chris) Rose, J. Barton (Barbara) McNabb, and Patrick (Audrey) McNabb; and her dearly loved grandchildren; Clarke, Parker, Derek, Ally, Aaron, Kylee, Brooklynn, Logan, Ty, Boston, Madison, and Jameson. She also leaves behind her four siblings; Linda (Sid) Thatcher, Bill (Pam) Reeder, Mac (Loretta) Reeder, and Shellee (Gary) Walburger, and numerous nephews and nieces. She was pre-deceased by her son, Thomas Gordon (T.J.) McNabb.

Peggy was born on March 16, 1944, to Lynn and Maxine Reeder. She grew up on a ranch near Cardston, Alberta, where she naturally acquired the tough and spirited nature of a cowgirl. When she wasn’t feeding the cows, fixing a fence, or pulling weeds from the garden, she was riding her horse around barrels in the barn or out in the open pasture. Peggy’s favorite story from her childhood involves an unexpected run-in that she and her horse had with a barbed-wire fence, which resulted in a large Y-shaped scar across her thigh. To Peggy, it wasn’t just a scar, it was an exclusive “branding” that symbolized her commitment to and love for her church, The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints.

After graduating from high school, Peggy moved to Lethbridge where she attended and graduated from the Galt School of Nursing. Her career path was just as dynamic as she was. She worked as a registered nurse for several years, but found more meaning and excitement in conceptualizing ideas and watching them become successful realities. She had a passion for projects, and was never short of having a few projects in her hands, with several more stewing in her mind.

One of her favorite projects was using her life experiences and knowledge to bless the lives of those around her. It was through her compassion for people and a desire to help others that she discovered her love for energy medicine. Her constant need to learn, acquire, and practice new ideas and skills was insatiable.

Beyond anything else, Peggy’s greatest joy was her family. She took on the role as the family’s nurse, teacher, peacemaker, confidant, and friend with vim and vigor. She looked forward to spending time with her family, and was determined to create extraordinary experiences for her grandchildren. She was the perfect grandmother. Peggy was adamant about not leaving this world before attending a Reeder family reunion; which, by her own design, took place in the shadow of Old Chief Mountain (her favorite place in the world), and seeing her oldest grandson return from an LDS mission.

Peggy was an example of what every person should be. She was decent, kind, loving, forgiving, compassionate, strong, and courageous. She was a woman of truth and integrity. She led by example and instilled values in others. She has left this world with a legacy that her family and friends will cherish forever.

Friends may meet the family at the Lethbridge Alberta East Stake Center, 4105 Forestry Avenue South , Lethbridge, on Friday night, August 19th, 2016 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm or at the church on Saturday, August 20th, 2016 from 1:00 to 1:45 pm prior to the funeral service.

The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Lethbridge Alberta East Stake Center, on Saturday, August 20th, 2016 at 2:00 p.m., with Bishop Aaron Low Officiating.

Interment to follow in the Mountain View Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to: http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca


PIERCE

ELIZABETH (nee FOLLIS) PIERCE, beloved wife of the late William H. Pierce, passed away at St. Therese Villa on Sunday, August 14, 2016 at the age of 88 years. She is the loving mother of Carol Anne (Boyd) Sommerfeldt of Calgary, AB, Montie William (Susan) Pierce of Lethbridge, AB, and Kevin James (Sue) Pierce of Vernon, BC. She leaves behind six grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, Robert Follis of Raymond, AB. She is predeceased by her husband, William H. Pierce, formerly of Lethbridge. Beth was born in Lethbridge, Alberta on October 22, 1927 and was raised in Raymond, Alberta, by her parents, James Seymour Follis and Tracey Ann Salmon. She met her husband William H. Pierce in Raymond and later married and moved to Lethbridge where they raised three children. Educated in Raymond she later worked at the Raymond Mercantile in her early years. She was active in the LDS church and served in various auxiliaries. She also served with the Home and School Association. Beth loved her family dearly and gave so much to those she loved. She touched many lives with her warmth and kind deeds. The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, August 22, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, RAYMOND STAKE CENTRE, with Bishop Wayne Smith officiating. Friends may meet the family prior to the service at the church from 12:00 to 12:45 p.m. Interment to follow in the Temple Hill Cemetery, Raymond.


VAILE

It is with deep sorrow that the family of BRYCE VAILE announce his passing at the Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge, AB, on Wednesday, August 17th, 2016 at the age of 66 years.

Bryce is lovingly remembered by his children, Ronnie “Beaver” Jordan, Kelly (Ron) Thunder Chief and Joel (Jodie) Tailfeathers as well as his mother Elsie.

A Family Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB., on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 4:00 P.M.

A Wake will be held at SENATOR GLADSTONE HALL, Blood Reserve, AB., on Saturday, August 20, 2016, starting at 6:00 P.M. and continuing all night.

The Wake will be continued at GLACIER HOMES COMMUNITY CENTRE, Browning, MT, on Sunday, August 21, 2016.

The Funeral Service will be held at GLACIER HOMES COMMUNITY CENTRE, on Monday, August 22, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. with Dan Naldrett officiating.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Tony Roth
1928 – 2016
Anthony T. Roth, beloved husband of Kathleen Roth, passed away in Lethbridge on Monday, August 15, 2016 at the age of 88 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at Assumption Catholic Church, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge on Friday, August 19, 2016 at 7:00 P.M.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 1113 – 1 Street East, Bow Island on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. Burial to follow at the Bow Island Cemetery. 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.


Donna McGarva
1932 – 2016
Donna Mildred McGarva, beloved wife of the late John McGarva, passed away in Taber on Monday, August 15, 2016 at the age of 84 years.
Donna will be privately remembered by her family and friends. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Donna is survived by two sons, Alan (Jean) McGarva of Ponoka and their family A.J. (Claire) McGarva and Annette Lefebre; Randy (Cheryl) McGarva of Taber and their family Jay (Mary) Sinclair and Shane Sinclair. She is also survived by her six great grandchildren Wyatt, Taran, Dylan, Shania, Ryan and Elena. She will be fondly remembered by her siblings Pat, Dermy, Wes, Len (Pat) and by numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband John McGarva, her parents Leota and Andy Copeland, her siblings Donnie, Vic, Mary and by John’s parents Mina and Robert McGarva.
Donna was an avid animal lover. Think of her riding her beloved horse “Peggy”.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Donna’s name may be made directly to the Alberta SPCA, 10806 – 124 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5M OH3 or to their local animal shelter.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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