January 19th, 2021

SATURDAY, September 10, 2016

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on September 12, 2016.


Buchan, James ‘Allan’, of Champion, passed away peacefully with his family by his side, at the Vulcan Community Health Centre on September 7th, 2016 at the age of 84 years.

Allan was born on February 9th, 1932 to parents Jim and Dorothy Buchan. They lived in Bellevue until moving to Champion in 1942. In 1956, Allan announced his engagement to Elaine Groves. They were married on February 9th, 1957 and spent the next 58 years together.

Allan is survived by his beloved children – Cindy (Murray), Gary (Joanne) and Nancy (Daryl). Also left to mourn is daughter-in-law Lynnette Stauber, a wonderful group of grandkids – Derek, Tanya, Kyle, Jenna, Kacey, Shelby and Taylor; and great grandchildren Kailey and Lily. Allan will be dearly missed by sister Janice, brother Don, sister-in-law Barbara Groves and brother-in-law Dale (Diane) Groves. Allan was predeceased by his parents Jim and Dorothy, wife Elaine and son Kevin.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 at 2:00 pm at the Champion Community Hall.

In lieu of flowers, tributes to Allan’s memory can be made to the Champion Cemetery Maintenance Association, Box 99, Champion AB T0L0R0 or the Champion Senior’s Center, Box 88, Champion.

Arrangements in care of Vulcan Funeral Home. Telephone


E-mail condolences through http://www.vulcanfuneralhome.ca


It is with love, tenderness, and sadness that our family shares the news of mom’s passing from this life. We know she is now with her husband Scott (Gordon), whom she has missed so much for the past 21 years. She hated to leave her family here, but she talked often of the great and grand reunion not only with dad, but with her grandson Chandler, of meeting her mother who passed away when mom was three, and seeing again her Patterson, McMullin, and Scoville families. Mom left peacefully on September fifth, and as her family we have delightful thoughts of her and dad “dancing” together with the youth, gracefulness, and joy that they always had as they danced in life. Our memories of mom are the ones in which she was full of life and young at heart; we love this photo of mom – it captures who she always was, and is again! Mom leaves behind seven children: Cheri (Warren) Depew, Terri (Larry) Semchuk, Randy (Kelly) Scoville, Gordon (Tricia) Scoville, Sheila (Dave) Price, Regan Scoville, and Michelle (Mark) Pilling; 24 grandchildren, and 29 great-grandchildren … all of whom she thought were the smartest, best-looking, and greatest ‘grands’ and ‘greats’ in the world. Mom is survived by her sister LaDon (Deter) Gehmlich, her brothers: Gib, Grant, and Craig Patterson and her sisters-in-law: Ann Patterson McLeod (Ken), Vivian Bourne, and Lavon Hall. The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, September 12th, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the RAYMOND LDS STAKE CENTRE. Extended family and friends may meet with the family from 9:30 am to 10:40 am only. Interment will be at the Temple Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those who wish, may donate to the Raymond Public Library – mom loved to read! With gratitude that is hard to express, we thank the doctors and nurses of Raymond and Lethbridge (who saw her often over these past few years), and the staff at Good Sams in Raymond; we thank each and every one of you for your wonderful, kind, respectful, and gentle care of mom. We could not have “done this” (these last five years) without you.


In loving memory of ALLISON JEAN (SEEBECK) GERK who passed away on Sunday September 4, 2016 at the Chinook Regional Hospital surrounded by her family at the age of 48 years. Allison is survived by her beloved husband Quinn Gerk, her children Aaron and Kaylee, her mother Margaret Seebeck, her brother Marty Seebeck and sister Anita (Mike) Reeder. She is also survived by her mother-in-law Kathryn Gerk, brother-in-law Mike (Barb) Gerk, her sister-in-law Jo-Ann (Wes) Robson, and her nieces and nephews Greg, Jessica, Andrew and Barent, and extended family. She was predeceased by her father Calvin Seebeck and her sister-in-law Karen Goodrich. Allison was born on December 8, 1967. She graduated from LCI and went on to get a degree in electrolysis. She married Quinn on November 30, 1990. Allison was a devoted mother to her two children Aaron and Kaylee. She was so proud of the great young adults they have become. She loved going to the mountains in B.C. with her family where she loved to camp, ride quads and snowmobile. Allison will always be remembered for her compassion and friendliness to all those who knew her. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends. A private family service will be held.

Kenneth Parnell Stenson 1935 – 2016

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Kenneth Parnell Stenson of Hillcrest Mines, Alberta, who succumbed to illness at the CNP Health Care Centre on September 5, 2016 at the age of 80 years. Left to mourn his passing and celebrate his life include his wife, Mary Stenson of Hillcrest, AB; his daughter, Diane (Dale) Bailey of Coleman; his grandchildren, Caleb Bailey of Blairmore, Melisa Bailey of Calgary; his cherished great grandson, Ryker; his sister, Jean (Charlie) York of Victoria, BC; as well as his extended family and the many friends he made throughout his lifetime, especially his buddy Ralph Tiegen. He was predeceased by his parents, Clayton and Vivian Stenson; his brother, Don Stenson; and his sister, Marlene Dyke. A private family gathering and visitation were held. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ken Stenson may be made to charity of your choice. Condolences may be registered at http://www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca. Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements.

(403) 562-8555


WYLE “WILLY” MANY FINGERS, beloved son of Penny (Fox) and Danny Many Fingers, passed away on the Blood Reserve on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at the age of 26 years.

A Candle Light Vigil will be held on Sunday, September 11th, 2016 at 5:00 P.M., for location and further details please contact a member of the family.

A Family Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB., on Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 at 3:00 P.M.

The Wake will be held at the MOSES LAKE GYM – Blood Reserve, AB. on Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 from 6:00 P.M. – 11:00 P.M.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH – Blood Reserve, AB. on Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Pawel Andrasz O.M.I. celebrating.

Interment will be held at the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

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

Mary Eva Link

1938- 2016

Mrs. Mary Eva Link passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Palliative Care, on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 surrounded by her family. Eva was predeceased by her loving husband Albert Link and is survived by her children Kelly Sharp, Rick (JoAnne) Link, David (Jackie) Link, and Michael (Gisele) Link; grandchildren Shane Sharp, Josh Link, Kelly (Colin Budda-Binder) Link, and Katie Link; as well as brothers Tommy Anderson and family, Danny (Carla) Anderson and family; and sister Bonnie (Butch) Insko and family. Eva was born in 1938 in Medicine Hat, Alberta. She grew up and attended public school there. She created strong and lasting friendships from her early years. Eva met Albert when she was 17 and was at his side helping him run the family construction business until his passing in 2008. Together, they travelled through Alberta, Saskatchewan and BC, building homes, apartments and other projects. Eva was involved in many community organizations such as the Paw Society and the local soup kitchen. She was always there to lend a hand to any one in need. She was a proud member of the Christ Trinity Lutheran Church and could often be found helping out at all Church functions. One of Eva’s great joys in her life was her family. Sunday dinner was served every week at her home and all were welcome. She was always there for anyone who needed an open ear and thoughtful advice. No matter what problem you came to her with, you went away feeling better about the situation. Things that made Eva smile were her love of music, dancing, reading and exercising. When the sun was out, she could be found walking around Henderson Lake, stopping at each and every puppy for a pet. Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Mary Eva’s life at 11:00am on Monday, September 12, 2016 at the CHRIST TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH, 420 12 St S, Lethbridge, AB, with Pastor Olivier Ravelojaona, officiating. A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at HILLSIDE CEMETERY 1280 10th Avenue SW, Medicine Hat, AB, with Pastor Olivier Ravelojaona officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Lethbridge Paw Society, P.O. Box 255, Lethbridge, AB T1J 3Y5 or online at http://www.pawsociety.com.

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

Mavis Turnbull

1927 – 2016

Mrs. Mavis Wilson Turnbull of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Peter Turnbull, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 4, 2016 at the age of 89 years. Mavis was born on May 26, 1927 in Lethbridge, Alberta to Olive and James Payne. She graduated from public school in Lethbridge, then furthered her education at the Northwest Institute of Medical Laboratory – X-ray Technician at Minneapolis, Minnesota. She worked as a Medical Laboratory X-ray Technician at Lloydminster, Blairemore, and Claresholm. Mavis married Peter on May 21, 1955 and they raised their children together. Besides her beloved husband Peter Turnbull, Mavis is survived by her daughter Kelley (Dan) Sorer of Grande Prairie, AB; 2 sons Russell (Jo-Anne) Turnbull of Grand Prairie and James Turnbull of Saskatoon, SK; her grandchildren Joshua and Lukas Sorer and Makena and Kaija Turnbull (Joanne’s children Laura Hughes, Crystal Furlong and Katie Coburn); as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Mavis was predeceased by her parents Olive and James Payne; and her sister Iris Cook. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:30pm on Monday, September 12, 2016 at ST. AUGUSTINE’S CHURCH, 411 11 St S, Lethbridge, AB, with Canon Allan McCuaig officiating. A celebration to follow at 3:00pm, at the Royal Canadian Legion, 324 Mayor Magrath Dr S, Lethbridge, AB. Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the ALS Society of Alberta, 7874 10 Street NE, Calgary, AB T2E 8W1 or to the MS Society of Canada, 724 13 St N, Lethbridge, AB T1H 2T1.

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


SHIRLEY McCULLOUGH, beloved wife of the late Bob McCullough, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Fairmont Extendicare on Friday, September 9, 2016 at the age of 85 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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Mrs. Ruby Kurtzweg

1945 – 2016

Mrs. Ruby Kurtzweg of Lethbridge, formerly of Foremost, beloved wife of the late Mr. David Kurtzweg, passed at the Lethbridge Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, September 8, 2016 at the age of 70 years. Family and Friends are invited to a visitation service between 6:00pm – 7:00pm on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:30pm, on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at the UNIVERSITY DRIVE ALLIANCE CHURCH, 55 Columbia Blvd., West, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Pastor Jacque Forge officiating. A Private Family Interment was held in the Foremost Cemetery.

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

PAUL, Marlene Elizabeth

Marlene was born on September 24th, 1936 in Lethbridge, Alberta to Jim & Frances Fellger. After spending her childhood years in Magrath, she attended post-secondary school in Calgary and became an amazing seamstress. She then married Gus Paul and moved to Lethbridge where she raised three children and also became a Real Estate agent. She moved to Kelowna over 20 years ago where she enjoyed golfing, playing Bridge and tending to her beautiful flower beds and backyard pond. Over the past 18 months at her retirement home, she continued to charm everyone with her wit and exceptional skills in playing Bridge.

Sadly, Marlene succumbed to a returning bout with cancer on September 4th, 2016, just 20 days before her 80th birthday. Marlene was predeceased by her parents, her brother Charles, and her sister Carolyn (Robert Neilson). She is survived by her sister Barbara (Norman Hillmer), her three loving children, Monty (Roma), Teri, and Clark (Eva), her five grandchildren, and one great grandchild.

Marlene’s service and celebration of life will be held on September 17, 2016 at 2:00 PM: IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH 20 Rocky Mountain Blvd W. Lethbridge, AB T1K 8E1 (403) 327-4336

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