October 20th, 2020

TUESDAY, September 27, 2016


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on September 27, 2016.

Cliff McLaren

1925 – 2016

Mr. Cliff McLaren of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Frieda McLaren, passed away at Legacy Lodge on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at the age of 90 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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GEDDES

M. HEATHER GEDDES beloved wife of Vern Geddes, passed away at the St. Michael’s Palliative Care on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at the age of 67 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.


HUTTON

ARNOLD LEWIS HUTTON, of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Alice Hutton, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at the age of 78 years.

A Private Family Graveside Service will be held at Queen’s Park Cemetery, Calgary at a later date.

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KACER

JOSEPH KACER, beloved husband of Viola Kacer of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at the age of 83 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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MADGE

1926 – 2016

With regret, we announce the passing of our father, father-in-law, grandfather, uncle, cousin and friend, W. PAUL MADGE of Milk River, Alberta on September 21, 2016 at the age of 90 years. Paul was born June 17, 1926 to Edna Coffin Madge and W. Martin Madge. The fourth of five children, Paul was centered in his home town and is well remembered as “Paul Madge from Milk River.” He lived a full life, taking over Madge Equipment from his father as a young man, becoming a pilot at age 26, town Mayor the following year and a dedicated businessman with a passion for his local area. Paul was most excited when interacting with the world around him. He was an avid fisherman and hunter, a dedicated collector, a social butterfly and insistent dancer, lover of the outdoors and committed friend.

In 1956, Paul married Nola Matkin of Magrath and they welcomed three children in to the family fold, Martin 1958, Bruce 1960 and JoEllen 1961. As a young family, they became Charter members of the Alberta chapter of Flying Farmers. This brought many adventures through the years, as well as life-long friendships all around North America which lasted a lifetime.

Selling his business in 1975, Paul redirected his energy into real estate and enjoyed managing that through the rest of his life. After retirement, he served a decade on the ADC Board for the Alberta Government. In his down time, Paul loved spending time at the family cabin in Waterton, hiking and berry picking with his grandchildren and other family, rowing across a lake or visiting with his sister across town. This was reminiscent of his early days spent at the original Madge cabin with all manner of family and friends coming and going. He always loved a good crowd!

Paul was predeceased by his parents; William Martin Madge and Edna Coffin Madge, siblings; Helen (Henry) Salisbury, Frank (Verna) Madge, Beth (Bob) Hummel, Grace (George) Snow, nephew Mark Hummel, great-nephew Michael Brown and other beloved family and friends.

Paul is survived by his children Martin (Michelle) Madge, Bruce Madge, JoEllen (Geoffrey) Cushing and grandchildren Victoria, Kennedy and Catherine Madge, Derek, Kirk (Molly), Corie Jo and Janna Lee Cushing. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews whom he held very close and dear to his heart.

The family wishes to invite anyone who would like to join them at the graveside service being held at the MILK RIVER CEMETERY on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 11:00 A.M.., followed by a noon meal at the Milk River Civic Centre, where we can all share stories and memories of the Paul Madge we remember.

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McCLAIN

JOHN BARTON “JACK” McCLAIN, beloved husband of the late Bernice McClain of Raymond, passed away at “home”, the Raymond General Hospital on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at the age of 93 years.

He is the loving father of: Vicky McClain of Airdrie, Darlynn (Jack) Braden of Gibsons, BC, Kevin (Susan) McClain of Fort Langley, BC, and Shelley (Rob) Lowe of Lethbridge. He leaves behind four grandchildren: Kacie Dyck of Lethbridge, Sharlina (Barry) McClain of Airdrie, Nicole Lowe of Lethbridge, and Landon Lowe of Lethbridge; six great grandchildren: Colton, Tyson, Gage, and Cayden Dyck, and Jenny and Jack Johnston. He is survived by two brothers: Gordon McClain of Duncan, BC and Don McClain of Lethbridge.

Jack is predeceased by his parents Delilah McClain and John McClain, sister Clara Rolfson and grandson Quinton Zobell.

Jack was born on April 27, 1923 in Magrath. He was the oldest of four children. At age 19 he went to war, serving from 1942-1946. Driving a tank put him on the front line. He was very proud to have served his country. After returning from war he soon married the love of his life, Bernice Ralph. They shared 58 wonderful years together. One of his many accomplishments was being employed by Canadian Western Natural Gas for 32 years; in those years he was first to tell you he had been accident free!

At his passing he had been retired for 31 years, almost as long as he had worked. Golfing, fishing, wood-working and puzzles are just a few of the things he loved to do. The thing he loved and was the most proud of was his family. It’s hard to imagine life without him. Everyone that knew him, loved him. A perfect example of a Father, grandfather and friend.

Special heartfelt thank-yous to his “other daughter”, Roslynn Heggie and his entire “family” at the Raymond General Hospital for their love, care and devotion. He loved you all!

Friends may meet the family on Tuesday, September 27 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, RAYMOND STAKE CENTRE, Raymond, Alberta, or prior to the funeral service on September 28 from 12:00 – 12:50 p.m. at the church.

The Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at the church with Bishop Wayne Smith officiating. Interment to follow in the Temple Hill Cemetery, Raymond.


Nellie Mann

1931- 2016

Mrs. Nellie Mann of Lethbridge, beloved wife of George Mann, passed away at St. Therese Villa on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at the age of 85 years. A Celebration of Nellie’s Life will be announced at a later date.

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QUITTENBAUM

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts we announce the passing of MR. BRIAN FREDERICK QUITTENBAUM, beloved husband of Karren (Willoughby) Quittenbaum, of Lethbridge, at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at the age of 74 years.

A Come-and-Go Reception will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. Please dress casual as Brian wouldn’t have wanted it any other way.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Brian’s memory may be made to the Lethbridge Humane Society – 2920 16 Avenue North, Lethbridge, AB T1H 5E9.

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


SCHOEN

ELRA SCHOEN, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Fairmont Extendicare on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at the age of 90 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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WRONA

Marian Wrona of Lethbridge, formerly Camrose, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge on September 23, 2016.

Marian leaves behind 8 children, 13 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, as well as with 1 brother, 1 sister and numerous nieces, nephews and their families. She was predeceased by her loving husband Joseph, her parents and one brother.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, September 29, 2016, at the Weber’s Mount Pleasant Chapel in Camrose with Fr. Joseph Jacobson as celebrant. Interment will follow at the Camrose Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Alberta Cancer Foundation.

Weber Funeral Home

in care of arrangements.

Phone 780-672-3131


YOUNG PINE

SIDNEY YOUNG PINE, passed away on the Blood Reserve, AB, on Monday, September 19, 2016 at the age of 63 years.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, Blood Reserve, AB, on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Pawel Andrasz O.M.I., Celebrant.

Interment to follow at Blood Band Cemetery.

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YVONNE KLINKHAMMER

1922 – 2016

At the age of 93, Yvonne Edna Klinkhammer, beloved wife of the late Bernard Joseph (BJ) Klinkhammer, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 25, 2016 with her family at her side. Yvonne is the loving mother of Gail Gibb, Gerry (Colleen) Klinkhammer and Ken Klinkhammer, all of Lethbridge, Alberta. She leaves behind seven grandchildren: Dawne (Mike) Klemke of Goodyear, Arizona, David (Char) Gibb, Darren Gibb, Michelle (Danny) Gibb, Rob (Jessica) Klinkhammer of Minsk, Belarus, Corbin (Chantelle) Klinkhammer of Spokane, WA, Tyler Klinkhammer of Calgary, AB and five great grandchildren: Stephanie and Alexandria Klemke, Ayla Gibb, Audrey Carter, Gunnar Klinkhammer. She is survived by one sister Maxine Stauth of Ontario. Yvonne is predeceased by her parents Ernest and Edna Stauth, her son Donald Klinkhammer, her brothers Gerald Stauth, Wilfred Stauth, Bernard Stauth, Eugene Stauth and her sister Phyllis Buchan. Yvonne was born October 17, 1922 at grandma Hempel’s farm in Retlaw, Alberta. She attended Turin Elementary and High School. She moved to Lethbridge in 1940 and worked at St. Michaels Hospital, Richie Patterson Accounting and Horne & Pitfield Wholesale. She married Bernard on October 17, 1946 and they shared 55 loving years together. They started a family in 1947 and had four wonderful children. She was a stay-at-home mom until her youngest child started school. Yvonne then worked at United Motors and at the Canadian Cancer Society until she retired in 1989. She lived in the family home until 2012 when she moved into Martha’s House where she met many new friends and always looked forward to “ice cream night”. The things Yvonne cherished most were spending time with her family as well as entertaining friends and cheering on her favorite teams the Blue Jays and the LethbridgeHurricanes. Yvonne grew up playing numerous sports and was a member of the Catholic Women’s League (CWL). Yvonne was a strong-willed, loving and caring individual who touched the lives of everyone she met. She will be sadly missed and remembered by all who knew her.

Vigil Rites (Prayers) will be held at 7:00pm on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00am on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 12 AVENUE S., Lethbridge, AB, with Father Kevin Tumback, celebrant. Interment will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society, #402 740 4 Avenue S., Lethbridge, AB T1J 0N9; the Canadian Cancer Society, 317 10 Street S., Lethbridge, AB T1J 2M7; the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Box 2211 Lethbridge, AB T1J 4K7; or to STARS, PO Box 570, 1441 Aviation Park NE., Calgary, AB T2E 8M7.

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

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