January 22nd, 2021

WEDNESDAY, August 24, 2016

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on August 24, 2016.


May 22, 1922 – Aug. 19, 2016

On August 19, 2016, our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend, MARY MADELINE KUBIK (nee Zachar), passed away at the age of 94 years.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405-12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, on Wednesday August 24 at 10:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback celebrating.

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

Mary Willms

1925 – 2016

Mrs. Mary (Klassen) Willms passed away peacefully in her home on Sunday, August 21, 2016, just a month short of her 91st birthday. Mary is survived by her children John (Esther) Willms, Fred (Joan) Willms, Henry (Linda) Willms, Dave (Linda) Willms, Sharon (Dave) Bueckert, Jane Willms, Kathleen (Bernie) Willms, Allen Willms, Larry Willms, 17 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Alfred Klassen and Elfriede Giesbrecht as well as many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her dear husband Jacob, her parents Jacob and Marie Klassen, two brothers Jake and John, her sister Margaret, grandson Logan and great grandson Michael. Mary was born September 23, 1925 in Glajanden, Russia. In December of 1929, at the age of four, she immigrated with her family to Canada. The family settled in the farming region around Coaldale where she remained for the remainder of her life. She was a faithful and dedicated Christian who devoted her life to her church, her husband and her family and found strength, comfort and assurance in her scriptures and hymns. Mary loved music and singing which she carried into her work and play. Mary will be remembered for her great story telling, her humour and her delicious baking. She liked to say that baking was her therapy and was always eager to provide fresh baking to anyone who was ill, grieving, or for times of celebration. Countless families were the recipients of zwiebach, meat buns, platz or cinnamon buns often baked around 5 am. She has left so many memories and life lessons for her family and friends. We were all so blessed to have her in our lives. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 5:00pm and 7:00pm on Thursday, August 25, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, August 26, 2016 at the COALDALE MENNONITE CHURCH, 2316 17th St, Coaldale, AB, with Pastor Lillian Thompson officiating.

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


GREGORY WAYNE NIKLES, of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Roxanne Nikles, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at the age of 50 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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

Peter Salomons

1983 – 2016

It is with deep sorrow that our family announces the unexpected death of Peter Salomons on Tuesday August 16th, 2016. Peter will be profoundly missed by the love of his life, Lindsay Oulette, his Dad, John Salomons, his siblings, Paul (Amy) Salomons, Lisa (Chris) Blais, Teresa (Brad) Chambers, Coralee Salomons, and his many close family members and dear friends. He was predeceased by his Mom Janice (Billy) Salomons. We will miss Peter’s constant smile, his sense of humour and his kind and loving heart. A Celebration of Peter’s Life will be held at 2:00pm on Thursday August 25, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB. Those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317 – 10 St. S., Lethbridge, AB T1J 2M7; or to a charity of your choice.

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


SHARON LEE SPACKMAN, beloved husband of the late Priscilla Spackman, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at the age of 80 years. He is the loving father of Connie (John) Moch of Lethbridge, Ed Roberts of Raymond, Rob (Cathy) Spackman of Calgary, Kelly Spackman, and Steven Spackman. He is also survived by eight grandchildren, and sibling Blaine (Jean) Spackman of Utah. He is predeceased by his father William Henry Jr. and Annabell Bonnell as well as 10 of his 11 siblings. Sharon was raised in Stirling and also did his schooling there. He enjoyed playing basketball and fastball and he was also a volunteer fireman for the Village of Stirling. He was employed as a truck driver for many years in Lethbridge and Calgary and was awarded several times for his safe driving. He and Priscilla moved back to Lethbridge where he resided until his passing. The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, NORTHSIDE CHAPEL, 2223-6A. Avenue North, Lethbridge. Friends may meet the family prior to the service from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. at the church. Interment to follow in the Stirling Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Windy City Canine Rescue, 880 Heritage Blvd. West, Box 325, Lethbridge, AB T1K 7V5 (403-359-3139).

Donna Valgardson
1927 – 2016
Donna Alyce Valgardson (nee Edwards), beloved wife of the late Bill Valgardson, passed away in Lethbridge on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at the age of 88 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.

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