October 21st, 2020

WEDNESDAY, September 28, 2016


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on September 28, 2016.

Clifford “Mac” Gordon

McLaren

November 18, 1925 – September 25, 2016

Our Dad has been reunited with his beloved wife Frieda and other loved ones on Sunday, September 25, 2016. He passed away peacefully with his family by his side at Legacy Lodge. Mac is lovingly remembered by his children Sharon, Deb, Glenn, and Jan & Albert Catterson; sister Amy Johnson; 9 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-granddaughter; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mac was predeceased by his parents; his son Randy; grandson Shane; and 3 sisters. Clifford was born to parents Newton & Julia McLaren. They came to Rolling Hills from Arena, Saskatchewan in 1940. In 1954 Mom & Dad moved to South Bantry, where Dad farmed a quarter section of land. In 1964, Dad took a job as ditch-rider for E.I.D. for 12 years. Dad’s love for his land showed by the many fine fields he grew. His dedication and compassion to his family was remarkable and that extended to his neighbors and anyone he knew. Always willing to lend a helping hand, our dad was a loving, gentle, strong, and wise man. Dad will be remembered for his love of music, the guitar and banjo. His gift for dancing; nobody could dance like him. He taught us all how to dance, and tried to teach some of us to play instruments but mom and him were so gifted. We all have happy memories of music, dance and laugher from the basement at the farm. His love for his grandchildren showed immensely when they built the treehouse. The long weekend campouts at the farm, and teaching them to ride the horses, or drive some machinery. Dad’s interests were watching curling, baseball Blue Jays and the Calgary Stampede. He was the best father and grandfather. You will be missed. Thanks for the memories that we will hold close to our hearts. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at the ROLLING HILLS COMMUNITY HALL. Interment will follow in the Rolling Hills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Clifford’s name to STARS, PO Box 570, 1441 Aviation Park NE, Calgary, AB T2E 8M7 or to the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 1130F 44 Ave. SE., Calgary, AB T2G 4W6. A huge thank you to the Legacy Lodge staff for their care and loving support they gave our father.

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GEDDES

MARY HEATHER RYPKEMA 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. Besides her husband Vern, she is survived by her children: Trevor Rypkema, Angie (Dave) Geddes, Danny Rypkema, Steven Rypkema all of Lethbridge; Step-children: Jenny Geddes of Lethbridge, Jessica Geddes of Lethbridge, Erin Geddes of Medicine Hat, Ben (Lethe) Geddes of Magrath, Melissa Geddes of Lethbridge and by 15 grandchildren. Heather is also survived by her siblings Nancy (Rudy) Schmidt, Jim (Shirley) Jones and by Steve (Elli) Jones. She was predeceased by her infant son Troy Rypkema, her first husband Geert Rypkema, her parents Ross and Margaret Jones. Heather was born August 12, 1949 in Nova Scotia to Ross and Margaret Jones. Heather moved with her family to Edmonton where she met and married Geert Rypkema on June 16, 1971. Together they were blessed with their 5 children. In 1981, they relocated to Drumheller. After Geert’s passing Heather moved with her children to Raymond. While living in Raymond Heather met and married Vern Geddes on May 10, 2001. She felt very blessed to be the “Bonus” mom to Vern’s 6 children. Heather’s children and grandchildren were the most important part of her life. She was a kind and loving person that had a way of showing her many friends the love she had for them. Heather was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The gospel was very special to Heather. A Memorial Service will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, West Side Stake, 560 Highlands Blvd West, Lethbridge, on Friday September 30, 2016 at 2:00 PM with Bishop Sheldon McLachlan officiating. Friends may meet the family prior to service from 1:00-1:45 pm at the church. Memorial donations may be made in Heather’s name to the Jack Ady Cancer Centre, 960 – 19 St. S., Lethbridge, AB T1J 1W5.


GEORGE

MAGDALENA “MAGGIE” GEORGE, beloved wife of Robert “Bob” George of Lethbridge, passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit, on Monday, September 26, 2016 at the age of 62 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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


GERDING

Robert (Bob) Gerding

Died September 7, 2016

Wake at Vulcan Legion

September 30, 2016 at 1:30 pm


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.

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


Molly Ito
1919 2016
Molly Hideko Ito, beloved wife of the late Jack Ito, passed away in Lethbridge on Monday, September 26, 2016 at the age of 97 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.


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.

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


KANE

WILLIAM HENDERSON KANE, passed away peacefully at home in Monarch, on Monday, September 26, 2016 at the age of 97 years.

Arrangements will be announced once completed.

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


NILSSON

DOUGLAS B. NILSSON D.C., beloved husband of Rita Nilsson and father to 7 children, passed away at the Raymond Hospital on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at the age of 76 years. He helped thousands of people as a chiropractor. His passions were playing the piano, composing music, and writing poetry. Friends may meet the family on Thursday, September 29, 2016 from 7:00 – 8:00 PM, or prior to the service Friday from 10:00-10:45am at the Stirling LDS Chapel. A Funeral Service will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Stirling Chapel on Friday, September 30, 2016 at 11:00 am with Bishop Jeff Nelson officiating. Interment to follow in Temple Hill Cemetery, Raymond, Alberta.


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


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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