October 20th, 2020

FRIDAY, August 26, 2016


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on August 26, 2016.

COLBURN

LORNA COLBURN, beloved wife of Gerald Colburn, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the Fairmont Extendicare, surrounded by her loving family, on Saturday, August 20th, 2016 at the age of 71 years.

Besides her husband, Gerry, Lorna is survived by her daughters Lesley (Ron) Swartz and Heather (Scott) Hadford, both of Lethbridge, brother Dr. Bruce (Ann) MacWhirter of Halifax, sister Elaine (Peter) Lines of Boca Raton, FL, granddaughters Katherine and Caroline Colburn-Swartz, and Meghan MacWhirter; nephews and nieces Bruce MacWhirter, Stephanie (John) MacHopkins, Peter MacWhirter and Stephanie Lines. She was predeceased by brother David (Wendy) MacWhirter of Calgary.

Lorna worked in a medical office in St. John’s, Newfoundland until she met and married her loving husband Gerry. Lorna was known for her wit, loyalty to her family and humour. She had a passion and talent for quilting and knitting. She took great pleasure in gardening. Mom, life will never be the same without you in it. Your laugh and smile, your hugs and kisses will be memories we will cherish.

At Lorna’s request, no formal funeral service will be held.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society, #402,

740 – 4th Avenue S, Lethbridge, AB., T1J 0N9.

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


HOLMES

VIVIAN KATHLEEN HOLMES, beloved mother, grandmother and friend, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 7, 2016 at the age of 90 years.

A Memorial Gathering for Vivian will be held at the LETHBRIDGE SENIOR CITIZEN ORGANIZATION – 500 11 Street South, Lethbridge, AB. on August 27, 2016 from 2:00 – 4:00 P.M.

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


In Loving Memory of

Jack Jones

January 27, 1920 – August 24, 2016

Jack passed away in his sleep on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at the age of 96 years. Jack is survived by his loving wife Alfreda; daughter Penny (Robert) Marshall; two grandsons Sean (Nancy) Marshall, Ryan (Tanis) Marshall; three great- granddaughters McKenna, Rowan and Jordyn Marshall; sister Ivy Chenger; 2 sisters-in-law; and several nieces, nephews and their families. Jack was predeceased by his father Henry Parry Jones; mother Elsie Emily Jones and his brothers David, Richard and Frank. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm on Monday, August 29, 2016 at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Canon Allan McCuaig, officiating. A Private Family burial will be held in the Mountain View Cemetery Field of Honor.

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Johanna Donkersgoed

1926 – 2016

Mrs. Johanna Donkersgoed passed away on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.

Johanna is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Gerrit; her children Joyce and Ken; daughter-in-law Alana; grandchildren Gerrit and Braden; her brother Bert; sister Trix; as well as many cousins, sisters and brothers-in-law.

Johanna was born May 30, 1926 in Barneveld, Netherlands. She immigrated to Canada with her family in 1952. The family settled in Iron Springs.

Gerrit and Johanna moved to Coaldale in 1961 to farm, where they remained until her passing. Her last few years were made possible to live at home with the help of her 2 loving caregivers Beverly and Rowena.

Johanna was a faithful Christian and loved music and flowers. She was a great cook and loved gardening. Johanna was a member of the Dutch Canadian Club and loved to Klompen dance. She was a wise, patient, independent, caring, strong woman with a fighting spirit that carried her though her many years. She will be sadly missed by all that had the pleasure to know her.

A Celebration of Johanna’s Life will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4th St. S., Lethbridge, AB.

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


LEAVITT

WADE LEAVITT passed away in Lethbridge, Aug. 23, 2016 with his family at his side. He was predeceased by his brother Kelly Leavitt. He was survived by his daughter Ashley Leavitt of Lloydminster, sister Lori (Mike) Waldner of Lethbridge and parents Carol and Darryl Leavitt also from Lethbridge. There will be no service held.

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


NIKLES

1966 – 2016

GREGORY WAYNE NIKLES, of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Roxanne Nikles, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital surrounded by his family, after a courageous, hard fought battle with cancer, on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at the age of 50 years.

Greg’s memory will be cherished by his loving wife and companion of 26 years, Roxanne and their boys Brendan and Rylan. Greg will be dearly missed by his mom, brother, sisters, nieces and nephews, his second family and his many friends and colleagues.

Greg valued his family. He loved and enjoyed their many vacations, especially their time spent at their Phoenix property. Greg proudly supported his sons, Brendan and Rylan in all their endeavours, cheering them on at their sporting events. During numerous winters, Greg would build an outdoor rink in their backyard for the boys on which they would spend hours practicing. Greg was a food connoisseur. He and Roxanne spent many special evenings together appreciating good food, wine and each other’s company. They spent their 20th anniversary in Huatulco, Mexico. Their love was celebrated with a rose petal path and a candlelight dinner on the beach. Greg shared a special bond with Roxanne, whom he called his “angel”. She provided boundless support throughout his illness and their life together.

Greg had a very strong passion for the agriculture and seed industry, as he was an active member of the Canadian Seed Trade Association and was a chairman of the hybrid canola seed production committee during the time of tremendous growth in the hybrid seed industry. Greg also had a deep level of concern for the Southern Alberta community and was a leader in the development of the annual “Harvest Howler”, an important fund raising event for local community programs and associations. Greg was highly regarded and respected by his colleagues and the industry will miss him.

Relatives and friends are invited to a Visitation at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB., on Thursday, August 25, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M.

A Funeral Service will be held at the IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 20 Rocky Mountain Blvd. West, Lethbridge, AB., on Friday, August 26, 2016 at 1:00 P.M.

Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Greg Nikles can be made to support metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma (mRCC) research at the University of Calgary. Donations can be made online at: http://www.netcommunity.ucalgary.ca/GregNikles; or by calling 403.210.3964; or by cheque. Cheques should be made out to The University of Calgary, with a memo indicating “Greg Nikles/mRCC research”, and mailed to: Cumming School of Medicine Fund Development Office, 3330 Hospital Dr. N.W., Calgary, AB, T2N 4N1.

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


SAILER

ELMER SAILER, beloved husband of Doreen Sailer, of Lethbridge, passed away in Lethbridge on Thursday, August 25th, 2016 at the age of 85 years.

Arrangements will be announced once completed.

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


SHOT BOTH SIDES

JIMMY KENDALL SHOT BOTH SIDES III passed away in High River, Alberta on August 20th, 2016 at the age of 43 years.

A Candlelight Service will be held in High River at the Site on Sunday, August 28th at 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. The Family Service will be held at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Monday, August 29th at 5:00 p.m. followed by the Wake Service at Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be at the Senator Gladstone Hall on Tuesday, August 30th at 1:00 p.m.. Interment in the Pioneer Cemetery.

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


TROCKSTAD, Melinda

Melinda Brianne Trockstad of Airdrie, AB passed away suddenly on Thursday, August 18, 2016 at the age of 25 years. A Celebration of Melinda’s Life will be held at the Crossfield Community Centre, 900 Mountain Avenue, Crossfield, AB on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 2:00 pm. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at http://www.myalternatives.ca.

Serving Airdrie and Surrounding Areas since 1997

(403) 216-5111 & (403) 912-0307


Victor Quon

1927 – 2016

Victor Fee Quon of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Anne Wai Kuen Quon, passed away peacefully at the Palliative Care Unit – St Michaels Health Centre in Lethbridge, Monday August 22, 2016 at the age of 88. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at 6:00pm on Friday, September 2, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL. Interment will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will be held at 4:30pm on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at NEW DYNASTY RESTAURANT, 103 7 St. S., Lethbridge, AB.

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


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.

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 Memorial 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.

Those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Mennonite Central Committee, 210, 2946 – 32 St. NE Calgary, AB, T2Y 6J7; Rock Solid Refuge, 108 Bone Creek, Shaunavon, SK, S0N 2M0; Samaritan’s Purse, 20 Hopewell Way NE, Calgary, AB T3J 5H5; Teen Challenge, Priddis, AB T0L 1W0; or to the charity of your choice.

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


Donna Valgardson
1927 – 2016
Donna Alyce Valgardson (nee Edwards), beloved wife of the late William “Bill” Valgardson, passed away peacefully in Lethbridge on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at the age of 88 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Sunday, August 28, 2016 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. and also at the church prior to the funeral service on Monday, August 29, 2016 between 10:00 A.M. and 10:40 A.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Taber Stake Centre, 4709 – 50 Avenue, Taber on Monday, August 29, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Donna will be sadly missed by her seven children Bill (Sandra) Valgardson of Taber and their children Lindy (Ryan) Tanner, Scott, Amber (Jay) Jerowsky and Kara (Bruce) Dunham; Blair (Gail) Valgardson of Taber and son Dylan (Kimberly); Sherman (Glennda) Valgardson of Taber and their children Eric (Tami), Mark (Jenny), Raegan (Jeff) Hill, Lauren (Chris) McCance and Julia (Dustyn) Noble; Sheila (Cameron) Calder of Alpine, Utah and their children Christopher, Jordan, Courtney and Mackenzie (Ryan) Graham; Julie (Scott) Larsen of Prescott, Arizona and their children Zachary, Ciara (Tyler) Goodman, Isak, Micah (Ryan) Taylor and Spencer; Joann (Alan) Jessop of Draper, Utah and their children Tanner, Kylie and Carson; Sharon (Brent) Morrison of New Dayton and their children Parker, Kole and Tait. She is also survived by twenty nine great grandchildren; brother and sister-in-laws Ronald (Connie) Valgardson of Taber, Ethel (Bob) Stephenson of St. George, Utah, Victoria Valgardson of Taber and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband Bill Valgardson; her parents Charles and Sally Edwards; granddaughter Amber Rae Valgardson; siblings Eldon (Mary) Edwards, Rachel (Melvin) Anderson, Maydell (Dean) Anderson and Ruth Nadine; In-laws Norma (Van) Haslam, Thelma (Cliff) Rawsthorne, LaRue (Alfred) Carter, Howard Valgardson, Garry Valgardson and Patti Valgardson.
Donna was born in Taber, November 8, 1927 to Charles and Sally Russell Edwards. She spent her life in Taber and attended Central School and Taber High School. Donna had a keen mind and a wonderful memory. She won many awards for her performances in poetic competitions and could recite long memorized poems into her later years. She also excelled in gymnastics while in school.  For many years, Donna could turn herself into a “pretzel” that entertained her family. She worked at the Bank of Montreal before marrying Bill Valgardson on July 10, 1948. Her greatest love was her family. Donna devoted her time and energy in creating a warm and wholesome home to nurture her children and grandchildren. She was a wonderful homemaker and the best cook. She was loved for her hot crossed buns, her flapper pies, her donut days and memorable Sunday dinners. Her grandchildren always knew there would be treats at Grandma’s house.
Donna enjoyed sewing, needlepoint, knitting, quilting and crocheting and used these skills to bless her family.  There were many dresses made, quilts delivered and baby gifts enjoyed by her selfless acts. She amazed everyone with her creative Halloween and skating costumes. Donna most loved Christmas and birthdays and spent many hours turning these events into magical moments for her family.
Donna had many life long friends that were dear to her and enriched her life. She often spoke of her friends from her school years and the wonderful memories that she enjoyed from that time. She valued her friendships with those from her church associations and her time spent working on genealogy as well. They were happy times for her.
Donna was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She held many positions in the Church and executed them faithfully. She taught her family of her faith in the Gospel and instilled in her children, a love of our Savior. Her legacy of Faith lives on through her posterity.
Our love and thanks go to the nurses and staff at the Edith Cavell Care Centre for the kind and personal care that they gave to our mother. We express much love and appreciation to Kristine (Ackerman) Jensen and to Lori Derksen for their loving, thoughtful and attentive sweet care that they rendered to our mother and grandmother.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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