January 25th, 2021

WEDNESDAY, October 5, 2016

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on October 5, 2016.

Barrett “Barry” Clarke


Mr. Barrett “Barry” Clarke of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Yvonne Clarke, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, October 3, 2016 at the age of 82 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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1951 – 2016

SUSAN HARRIET JENSEN, born 19 October 1951, passed away from cancer in Lethbridge, Alberta on Monday, October 3, 2016. Susan is survived by her loving husband, John Sanders, and both her sons Tomi Jo “TJ” (Petra and sons Talen and Shayden) and Craig (Loris and daughters Ashlyn Bree and Abby Carmen). Susan was also a loving step-mother to John’s children, son Christopher (Amber and children Jacob and Brooklynn) and daughter, Cassandra (Todd).

She was born and educated in Taber, but was raised on the family farm at Fincastle. It is here where she learned to enjoy and love the tranquility of peace and quiet; she never did care for city living. Susan is survived by her siblings and their families, Diane (Garfield Bland), Jean (Blair Williams), Keith and sister-in-law Connie Smith Jensen; as well as many loving nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her parents Golden and Lela Jensen and her brother John.

Susan enjoyed her years as a bookkeeper where she met and worked with many wonderful people. She was an avid lover of the outdoors, and really loved fishing and camping. She loved her garden and always had beautiful flowers. She always loved animals; especially her dogs that gave her much companionship. Susan was blessed with many talents such as crocheting, knitting, sewing, quilting and needlework. Her family were often the recipients of her completed crafts and they have become cherished treasures to them. Susan has also been an avid reader all her life and enjoyed spending peaceful time in those fascinating worlds she read about.

Susan will be cremated and at her request there will not be a funeral. If anyone wishes, memorial tributes can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society (317-10 Street South, Lethbridge, T1J 2M7), or St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care (1400-9 Avenue South, Lethbridge, T1J 4V5).


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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Nellie Mann

1931 – 2016

Mrs. Nellie Mann of Lethbridge, cherished wife of Dr. George Mann, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 25, 2016, at the age of 85 years. Nellie was born at the Galt Hospital in Lethbridge July 10, 1931 to Cornelis and Gertruida Dogterom. She was raised on the family farm near Lethbridge until 1948 when the family moved into the city. Nellie attended Maclean School for Grades 1 – 6, White School for Grade 7, Central School for Grade 8 and the LCI for Grades 9 – 12. She learned to play the piano at a very early age and often played for Maclean School dances. Nellie married her high school sweetheart and best friend, George in August 1952. They lived together in Edmonton for a year and then moved to Lacombe where George had accepted his first teaching position. Nellie and George moved back to Lethbridge in 1956 where they took up permanent residency in the Lakeview area. Nellie became a resident of a memory care unit at St. Therese Villa in December 2013. Nellie was a devoted wife and mother; her main focus being her family. Her entire married life was dedicated to meeting the needs and concerns of her family. She was an excellent cook, homemaker, and seamstress. Nellie and George spent many hours together planting and tending to their sensational garden. They also enjoyed their many camping trips to the Pacific Northwest, especially the Oregon coast. Nellie was also motivated by her love of the arts and English literature. She was a prolific reader and scholar., excelling in numerous courses at the University of Lethbridge while maintaining a 4.0 GPA. Although Nellie enjoyed sketching, she was mainly involved in musical and dramatic activities. Nellie had a rewarding career teaching piano lessons in the home. She volunteered many hours coaching school vocal soloists and assisting in the classroom. Nellie volunteered as an accompanist for the McKillop Church operettas. She was a member of the McKillop United Church Choir, the University of Lethbridge choir, and an original member of the Lethbridge Symphony Choir. Nellie was an Honorary Lifetime Member of Playgoers of Lethbridge – serving on the Executive, acting as assistant director for three major productions, participating onstage and backstage occasionally, and accompanying Playgoers’ activities when necessary, for example “Priscilla Pringle’s Predicament”. The late Murray Robison cast Nellie in the role of Mama in Attic Theatre’s 1978 production of “Papa Is All” and maintained that she was an extremely “natural” actor. Nellie possessed a wonderful sense of humour and remarkable creativity. She was the “rock” of the family and will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Besides her devoted husband of 64 years, George Mann, Nellie is survived by her daughter; Debra (Calvin) Logan, of Lethbridge; and two sons; David (Janet) Mann, of Burnaby BC, and Darin Mann of Lethbridge; her grandchildren Elizabeth “Elisha” Mann, of New Westminster BC, Derek (Alyssa) Logan, of Grande Prairie AB, Kathleen Mann, of Burnaby BC and Patrick Logan, of Lethbridge; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Nellie was predeceased by her parents Cornelis and Gertruida Dogterom (nee Van Lith), brothers, Jack, Roy and Bob Dogterom, her beloved daughter Laurin Mann, and grandson Matthew Logan. A Celebration of Nellie’s Life will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at MCKILLOP UNITED CHURCH, 2329 15 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB., with Reverend Trevor Potter and Canon James Robinson, officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation (Calgary Office), 119 14 St. NW #200, Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6.

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Rosa M. Robinson

1925 – 2016

Mrs. Rosa M. Robinson, of Lethbridge (formerly of Calgary), beloved wife of the late Mr. Lawrence “Larry” Robinson, passed away peacefully with her family by her side, at the Good Samaritans Park Meadows in Lethbridge, Alberta on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at the age of 91 years. At Rosa’s request, no funeral service will be held.

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MARJORIE SCHERLOSKI (ANTOSH), of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Ronald Scherloski, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at the age of 88 years.

Marjorie was born to Frank and Annie Antosh in Esterhazy, Sask., on July 23, 1928. She married Ron on Oct. 6th, 1959. A loving mother to Carol (Stan), David (April), Joan (Bruce), loving grandma to Teddy, Jamie and Ronnie, Bryan (Kelsey), Lauren, Keith, Jordan and Jenna (Matt), Kimberly (Carl), Michael (Heather) as well as a loving great-grandma to Emily and Amelia Marjorie Waters.

Marge was predeceased by her parents Frank and Annie, her brothers Lawrence and Leslie, and her sister Mary and husband Cliff.

Marge worked at Ron’s side in their hotel businesses and spent many years working at the front desk at the Alec Arms Hotel. After retirement, she loved nothing more than making us fresh apple pies, canning and spent many, many hours in her flower beds. She was an avid crib player and enjoyed dice games and reading the old book. She always made time for her favorite TV shows. She recently received her 15 year pin as a Fraternal Eagle Member. She always enjoyed her pets and right to the very last morning loved having Buddy for sleepovers.

Mom’s wishes were to be buried in Gerald, Sask., which will take place at a later date. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

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

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ELRA SCHOEN, beloved wife of the late Tony Schoen, formerly of Warner, Alberta, passed away at Fairmont Extendicare in Lethbridge, at the age of 90 years.

A Celebration of Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 1:00 P.M.

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It is with sadness that the family of the late MARK THOMAS STANDING announce his passing after a tragic motor vehicle accident on Thursday, September 29, 2016, at the age of 64 years. He will be missed by his wife Pat, and children: Jeff (Jackie), Steven (Krista), Nancy (Kendon) Clark, Trevor (Jamie), Kevin (O’Ryan), Derek, Rebecca, and 18 grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings; Robert, Barbara (Lorne) Bateman, Patricia Standing and Janet McLeod. He is predeceased by his parents, Lawrence and Eileen Standing. He was born in Lethbridge and moved to the Midlands area in England with his family at age 6. He returned to Vulcan, Alberta when he was 21. Mark served a mission in Langsing, Michigan from 1974-1976. On June 24, 1978 he married Pat in the Cardston Alberta Temple. They settled in the Lethbridge area and raised their family. He loved soccer and coached many soccer teams. He faithfully served in many church postings during his life. He loved to serve others, and especially loved his family and grandchildren. A viewing will be held at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13 Street North, Lethbridge on Thursday, October 6 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, WEST STAKE CENTRE, 560 Highlands Blvd. West, Lethbridge, on Friday, October 7, 2016 at 12:00 Noon with Bishop Drew Williams officiating. Interment to follow in Royal View Cemetery, Lethbridge.


ANNA MARIE SULLIVAN, beloved wife of the late Eugene Sullivan, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Monday, October 3, 2016 at the age of 80 years.

A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Monday, October 10, 2016 at 7:00 P.M., with Deacon Ray Wagner, officiant.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH – 2405 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 2:00 P.M., with Father Kevin Tumback, Celebrant.

Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

A Reception will follow at COUNTRY KITCHEN CATERING – 1715 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB.

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Ring Kinniburgh
1921 – 2016
Roscoe Boddy Kinniburgh, beloved husband of the late Barbara
Kinniburgh, passed away in Taber on Friday, September 30, 2016 at
the age of 95 years.
A private burial service will be held at the Taber Memorial Garden
on Wednesday, October 5, 2016. Condolences may be forwarded by
visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com [1].
Dad will be forever remembered by his children Barry (Sandra)
Kinniburgh of Taber, Alan (Judi) Kinniburgh of Spruce Grove, Louise
(John) Thodt of Hamilton, Ontario and Ron (Shauna) Kinniburgh of
Calgary.  He also leaves behind his thirteen grandchildren, twenty
one great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his loving wife Barbara in 2001 along with his
two brothers Jack in 1991 and Scott in 1994.
Ring, the son of William and Zelda Kinniburgh, was born at
Lethbridge on August 28, 1921. His early life was spent on the
Kinniburgh farm south of Purple Springs. Ring met the love of his
life, Barbara Bell, while in high school. They were married in Taber
on December 26, 1943. Ring and Barbara lived on the farm before
moving into Taber in 1959. He continued to farm until 1970 when he
went to work for the MD of Taber. Besides his wife, Ring’s loves
were fishing, hunting, camping and times with his family. He will be
remembered for his quick wit, sense of humor and love for people and
life. Dad was a great gardener and would gladly trade his produce
for anything sweet, especially pie.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Ring’s name may be made
directly to the charity of one’s personal choice.
The family would like to express their gratitude and thankfulness to
Dr. Torrie and the staff at the Taber Hospital.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone:
(403) 223-8778.

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