October 26th, 2020

SATURDAY, September 3, 2016


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on September 6, 2016.

BASTIAN

Melanie Laycock Bastian of Orem, Utah, passed away at the Huntsman Cancer Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, Monday, August 29, 2016. She is survived by her father Hugh Laycock, sons Rick, Darren, Jeff, Robbie and their families, brothers Bill, Brent, Kim Laycock and sister Roxanne Bingham. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, September 6, 2016 in Orem, Utah.

A full obituary can be found at starksfuneral.com


Donald Frank Calder

1929 – 2016

In loving memory of Donald Frank Calder, beloved husband of the late Margaret Calder, father of Michael (Maureen) Calder, Gaye (Lindy) Ruff, Karen Calder, Liana (Jeffery) Bye and grandfather of Cassandra and Scott Calder, Brett, Eryn, Brian and Madeleine Ruff, Justin and Jordan Bye.

Don was born September 17, 1929 in Calgary, Alberta to Frank and Verna Calder. He moved with his parents to Lethbridge, Alberta at a young age, attending public school and graduating from LCI. He then spent a year at Pickering College in Ontario, then onto Ryerson Institute of Technology in Toronto, graduating with a degree in Retail Merchandizing. It was there that he met and married the love of his life the former Margaret Farr, on April 2nd, 1955. Don worked for his father Frank, at his Lethbridge Ford Dealership before opening Don Calder Interiors, a fine furniture store that thrived for almost 30 years. His greatest enjoyments in life were spending time with his family in Toronto, Buffalo, Calgary and Montana, and travelling with Marg to many different countries.

Don was involved in many community organizations, including the Kinsmen and Gyro Clubs, the Shriners Club and the Lethbridge Curling Club. He also enjoyed golfing with his good friends at the Lethbridge Country Club and always took the time to talk to everyone he met, making them all feel special.

A Private Family service was held.

Family and Friends are invited to a Celebration of Don’s Life at THE COAST HOTEL AND CONVENTION CENTRE, 526 Mayor Magrath Drive S, in the Continental Ballroom from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. on Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society of Alberta and N.W. Territories, High Park Corner, 14925 – 111th Avenue NW, Edmonton, Alberta T5M 2P6 or online, because we need to understand this disease better.

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


ELKJAER

July 30, 1920 – August 20, 2016

KAJ MARTIN ELKJAER, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the Fairmont Extendicare, on Saturday, August 20th, 2016 at the age of 96

years. He was predeceased by his loving wife Ketty of 73 years in 2015.

Kaj is survived by Liss (Don) Kundich, Kurt (Thelma) Elkjaer, Karin (Don) Fung, Linda (Bob) Copeland, Peter (Janet) Elkjaer, Sonja Elkjar, Darren (Carie) Elkjaer; grandchildren Robert, Marty, Monique, Shane, Stacey, Martin, Kathleen, Michael (deceased), Nigel, Justin, Ryan, Kerri, Scott, Tamara, Krista, Taylor, David, Jennifer, Daniel, Cayla and many great and great great-grandchildren.

Kaj and Ketty met while he was working on a neighbouring farm and their love story began. They married in May 1941 and emigrated from Denmark to Alberta in 1950, settling in Coutts in 1953. Shortly thereafter, they started a successful poultry farm. Mom and Dad were forerunners in organic husbandry. They received a commendation from the provincial and federal government for their consistent high quality of poultry. Dad loved to work. All who knew Kaj recognized his tenacity, work ethic, integrity and willingness to tackle any obstacle.

In 1967, Dad sold his farm and moved his family to Lethbridge. In 1968 and over the next 25 years, Mom and Dad opened their hearts and home to many special needs foster children. During that time, Dad enjoyed fishing, camping and travelling. Dad’s special joy was landscaping and keeping his yard pristine and a beauty to behold. Mom and Dad were pleased to receive “Yard of the Year” award, which was presented by Communities in Bloom.

In later years, Kaj and Ketty enjoyed walking their beloved dogs around Henderson Park, where on their way home had a special bench where they rested before continuing their journey. “The Last Stop Before Home”. We are grateful that the bench where they sat has been memorialized in their honour.

Dad has requested no funeral. So friends, when you are out walking, sit on their bench and behold the beauty before you. Over the years, Mom and Dad treasured their special friendships that lasted their lifetime.

Dad, the journey has been long but now the two of you are together again in your eternal home with our Lord.

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


ERMTER

MARLENE ERMTER of Coaldale, beloved wife of Roy Ermter, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at the age of 71 years.

Besides her loving husband, Marlene is also survived by her mother Clara, brother Dwayne, sister Sheila, step-sister Marilyn and by 2 step-brothers Lloyd and Brian.

She was predeceased by her father Joseph Urban and her step-father Douglas Strain.

At Marlene’s request, a private family service will be held.


GLADUE, Hazel

It is with heavy hearts that we announce Ticky’s passing on August 31, 2016.

A Wake will be held at Enoch Recreation Centre at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 followed by Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Mercy Parish on Wednesday, September 7, 2016.

To send condolences please visit: http://www.connelly-mckinley.com

Connelly-McKinley Funeral Home

DOWNTOWN CHAPEL

10011-114 Street NW,

Edmonton, AB

(780) 422 2222


Mary Eva Link

1938 – 2016

Mrs. Mary Eva Link of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Albert Link, passed away on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at the age of 77 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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MILLER

CHRISTINA MILLER, beloved wife of the late Leo Miller, passed away at St. Therese Villa in Lethbridge on Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 at the age of 93 years.

She is the loving mother of Lorena (Graham) Kelly of Medicine Hat, Bernadette (Kaz) Banbur, Ron (Peggy) Miller, Rita (Steve) Anderson, Dorothy (Randall) McPhee, Bill Miller, Cathy (Al) Kope and Glen (Brenda) Miller, all of Lethbridge. She is also survived by 21 grandchildren, 31 great- grandchildren and 2 great great-grandchildren. Christina was predeceased by her husband Leo in 1998, her son Clarence in 2002 and grandson Darcy in 2016.

Christina Loroff was born on March 29, 1923 in Viscount, Saskatchewan. She married Leo Miller on April 8, 1942. They had nine children. Mom had the gift of hospitality and she never had a problem with feeding extra folks at mealtime. She loved music and played in a senior’s band for years. She was a happy, fun loving and positive person and everybody loved her.

A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB., on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at

7:00 P.M. with Deacon Cliff Bogdan officiating.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB., on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback celebrating.

In memory of Christina, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society, 740- 4th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB., T1J 0N9.

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


MITCHELL

Mr. Bruce William Mitchell of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Doris Mitchell, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on August 30, 2016, at the age of 73 years, following a lengthy illness.

At Bruce’s request, there will be no service.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to the Jack Ady Cancer Centre in care of The Alberta Cancer Foundation.


Mr. Jacob Thiessen

1922 – 2016

With deep gratitude for a long life well lived, the family of Jacob, announce his sudden passing, August 30, 2016 at the age of 94 years. Dad was born in Orenburg, Russia February 9, 1922 and moved to Canada, arriving in southern Manitoba in 1926. His family moved to Coaldale, Alberta in the spring of 1935. Providing for his family, reading his bible, prayer, and serving others were his life’s priorities. As a young man during World War II, he served Canada as a conscientious objector in forestry camps on Vancouver Island and in the Peace Country. He married his beloved Mary August 19, 1945 and raised a family of ten children on the family farm. David (Lue); Betty (Walter Loewen); Mary (Mark Thiessen Nation); Walter (Neva); Ed (Pat); Alvina (Bevin Buehler); Doreen; Weldon (Heather); Ernie; Richard (Vera). He is lovingly remembered by 44 grandchildren and 42 great grandchildren. There are 104 family members celebrating his life. Dad was predeceased by Mary, his wife of 69 year in 2014. His surviving siblings are his younger brother Ike Thiessen and his brother-in-law Peter Regier. Those near to dad have experienced his grace in their lives and his generosity of spirit lives on as a legacy in those influenced by him. The family would like to thank the staff and volunteers at the Sunny South Lodge for their service to both of our parents; we believe you have benefitted from their time with you as well. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 7:00pm and 8:00pm on Monday, September 5, 2016, MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at COALDALE MENNONITE BRETHREN CHURCH, 2114 – 18 Street, Coaldale, with Pastor Gary Burke, officiating. A private family interment will be held in the Coaldale Cemetery, Mennonite Section. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial donations to the Mennonite Central Committee, 210, 2946-32 St. NE, Calgary, AB, T1Y 6J7.

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NIELSEN

MARGUERITE KATHERINE NIELSEN, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Saturday, August 27th, 2016 at the age of 74 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced early next week.

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


PATTERSON, Lorna

(nee Bennett)

July 16, 1954 – August 30, 2016

It is with great sadness and regret, we announce the passing of Lorna Patterson on August 30, 2016, at the Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary, AB. She was surrounded by family and loved ones the last days of her life. Lorna was born on July 16, 1954 to Sam and Betty Bennett. She is survived by her partner Rick Campbell, step-son Joey (Tammy) Campbell, son Michael (Robbie McCoy) Patterson, daughter LeeAnn (Scott) Switzer, granddaughter Vienna Hansen, sisters Maribeth (Hank) Tschetter, Carol (Allan) McCoy and Marie (Mike) Bryks, her brother Marvin (Sharon) Lybbert, her best friend since childhood Cheryl (Nick) Proc, her former spouse Rick Patterson and several nieces and nephews. She is also survived by grandchildren, Corbin Campbell, Kaci Switzer and Logan Switzer. Lorna was predeceased by her parents, her sister Glenda Aebeli and her brother Lawrence Lybbert. Lorna will be lovingly remembered for her quick wit and sense of humour, her distinctive laugh and her giving heart. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, September 9, 2016, at the Hillcrest Miner’s Club, 22733 – 7 Avenue, Hillcrest, AB, at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Calgary Health Trust – Main Office, 800, 11012 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary AB, T2J 6A5 http://www.calgaryhealthtrust.ca for the Foothills Medical Centre, Neuroscience Unit, or to a charity of your choice.

Dance in the rain

Let it wash away the pain

No, she ain’t coming back

There’s nothing to say

and nothing to do

But try to be brave

And learn how to dance in the rain

IT’S ALL ABOUT ME


Cameron Plain Eagle

MATSO OMAHKATAAYO

Handsome Mountain Lion

August 13, 1967- August 29, 2016

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Cameron Plain Eagle beloved husband of Brenda Pard, father of Cam (Mariah) and JR, passed away at home on Monday August 29, 2016 at the age of 49 years.

A prayer service will be held at Snodgrass Funeral Home, Pincher Creek, AB on Sunday September 4, 2016 at 10:30 am. A wake service to follow at Margaret Plain Eagle’s residence in Brocket, AB. A Funeral Service will be celebrated at the Piikani Community Hall, Brocket, AB on Tuesday September 6, 2016 at 11:00 am. Interment to follow at Brocket Cemetery.


RUSLING

HELEN MARGARET RUSLING (OBEAR), beloved wife of the late Edwin Rusling, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Good Samaritans Park Meadows, on Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 at the age of 92 years.

Helen is survived by two children, Mo (Pauline) and Shannon (Terence), four grandchildren Travis Rusling, Shelby Sheen, Shauna Johns and Jaclyn Hartwick and one sister-in-law Elaine.

She was predeceased by her parents, son Wayne and two brothers Howard and Ted.

Helen was born May 3, 1924 to Mr. & Mrs. Horace Bell Obear at Medicine Hat Maternity Home. She received her education in Red Cliff, AB. When finishing her school, war broke out and she worked in the glass factory. She met her husband who was in Canada with the English Air Force at # 34 in Medicine Hat. Helen and Edwin were married Dec. 10, 1943 in Red Cliff. One month later Edwin shipped back to England and Helen followed in July. They remained in England till the war was over and returned to Red Cliff on Oct. 31, 1947. They moved to Lethbridge where Edwin obtained work as a bricklayer and they resided here since. Helen lost Edwin July 7, 1983.

Helen loved to volunteer which she did at the Senior Centre since 1983 and as well at the Lethbridge Regional Hospital. Helen had over 4436 volunteer hours at the hospital as of July 2002.

A Graveside Service will be held at ARCHMOUNT CEMETERY on Wednesday,September 7, 2016 at 2:30 P.M. with Reverend Trevor Potter officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317 – 10 Street South, Lethbridge, AB., T1J 2M7.

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


Thomas Myles McKenna

1934 – 2016

Mr. Thomas Myles McKenna of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Irene McKenna, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, September 2, 2016 at the age of 81 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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TOURGELIS, Katina (Kathy)

nee Efthimiou November 18, 1943 – August 28, 2016

It is with great sadness we announce that our beloved wife, mother, sister and Yiayia, Katina passed away August 28, 2016 in Lethbridge, Alberta after a lengthy illness. Prayer Services will be held at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church (1 Tamarac Crescent SW) on Monday, September 5, 2016 at 7:00 pm. Funeral Services will be held at the St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church (1 Tamarac Crescent SW) on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 11:00 am. Graveside service to follow at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens. Photos, memories and condolences may be shared with Katina’s family through http://www.evanjstrong.com

Arrangements in care of EVAN J. STRONG FUNERAL SERVICES. (403-265-1199)


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 4:00pm on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at NEW DYNASTY RESTAURANT, 103 7 St. S., Lethbridge, AB.

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VIELLE

JASMINE LEE ROSE VIELLE, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at the age of 25 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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

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