January 16th, 2021

THURSDAY, October 6, 2016

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on October 6, 2016.


1934 – 2016

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.

A Private Family gathering will be held at a later date.

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1927 – 2016

DENNIS JAMES BROADHEAD, beloved husband of Irene Lavonne Copley, passed away peacefully Monday, October 3, 2016 in Lethbridge, Alberta.

He was born September 8, 1927 in Cardston, Alberta. He married Lavonne, July 13, 1949 in the Cardston Alberta Temple. Dennis lived in Beazer, Alberta most of his life where he ranched and did masonry work.

He served in many positions for the LDS Church including as a sealer in both the Cardston, Alberta Temple and the Toronto, Ontario Temple where he and his wife served their mission. He loved fishing, hunting and gardening. He will always be remembered for his sense of humor, patience, and loving service to all.

Dennis was predeceased by his father, Jesse Broadhead; his mother, Elfrieda Broadhead Nelson; one sister Zalia Wilde; and two brothers, Lyndon and Dean Broadhead.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Lavonne; 8 children; Jesse (Donna) Broadhead, Melodie (Montey) Rasmussen, Darleen (Larry) Webster, Lorraine (Jay) Nalder, Nardene (Wesley) Neilson, Cynda (Lynn) Deitrick, Gloria (Bart) Atwood, Joy (Mark) Sloan, and his brother Raymond, as well as numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, South Hill Chapel, Cardston, AB on Saturday, October 8th, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.

Friends may meet the family at Legacy Funeral Home on Friday, October 7th, 2016 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm or at the Church from 10:00 to 10:45 am prior to the Service. Interment to follow in the Beazer Cemetery.

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Greg Cronkhite

1980 – 2016

Mr. Greg Cronkhite of Lethbridge, Alberta, beloved son of Louella and Dave Cronkhite and brother of Rich Cronkhite, passed away suddenly at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, September 30, 2016 at the age of 36 years. Greg’s funeral will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB

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ELFREDA HUNT (MISTAKEN CHIEF) passed away peacefully in Calgary, Alberta on October 3, 2016 at the age of 56 years.

The Wake Service will be at the Old Saipoyi Gym, Standoff on Friday, October 7th from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be at St. Basil’s Catholic Church, (604 13 St N) Lethbridge, AB on Saturday, October 8th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Blood Reserve.

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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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1922 – 2016

Mr. Mikolaj “Mike” Seniec of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Albertina Seniec, passed away at the St. Therese Villa on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at the age of 94 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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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.

A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, October 7, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. with Alice Takacs officiating.

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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.


July 8, 1936 – October 3, 2016

ANNA MARIE SULLIVAN (nee Campbell), beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and dear friend, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Monday, October 3, 2016 at the age of 80 years.

Anna Marie was predeceased by her husband of 40 years Eugene Sullivan, and is lovingly remembered by her children and grandchildren: Agnes (Kirk) Livingston (Khason, Carter, Ethan) and Jacinta (Ian) (Aidan, Gabriel, Blake) Miller of Lethbridge; Mary Sullivan of Sherwood Park; Desmond (Karen) (Conor, Madeleine, Siobhan) Sullivan of Calgary. Anna Marie is also survived by her siblings Ernest (Virginia) Campbell and Charles (Eva) Campbell of Ontario and Helena (Norman) Arsenault of P.E.I. She was predeceased by her sister Agnes Myrtle Campbell, brother Francis Campbell and parents, James and Hannah (Duffy) Campbell.

Anna Marie was born July 8th, 1936 in Westmoreland, Prince Edward Island. She spent her early years growing up on the family farm, attended Prince of Wales College and later obtained her teaching certificate. After teaching in P.E.I. from 1956-1960, the desire to pursue her teaching career pushed her west to Alberta where she began working in a rural school in Cluny, Alberta. It was at this time Anna Marie met her future husband Eugene, also from Prince Edward Island.

Eugene and Anna Marie married on December 30, 1961 in Carstairs, Alberta. They relocated to Calgary shortly thereafter to start their family and their construction companies, Eugene Sullivan Building Ltd. and Starlight Enterprises. Working as a team, Anna Marie and Eugene continued their life path with moves to Lethbridge and then Phoenix, Arizona. The lure of family and friends brought them back to Lethbridge in 1981, where they resided for the remainder of their married life.

Anna Marie’s strong faith, compassion and selflessness touched many lives. She was a sincere advocate of community, charity and volunteerism, engaging both time and resources in the Terry Fox Run, Al-Anon, Meals on Wheels, the Catholic Women’s League, the John Howard Society and Cancer Centers for many years. We will truly miss the loving influence she had in all of our lives.

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.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Terry Fox Foundation, attn. Ms. Rhonda Risebrough, Provincial Director, Suite D10, 6115 – 3 Street S.E., Calgary, AB, T2H 2L2.

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ROBERT “BOB” SUTHERLAND of Lethbridge, Alberta died October 5, 2016 at the age of 94. He lived with several serious health conditions over the last year which eventually overtook him. Bob was married to Doris (Waugh) for 68 years and their love and friendship was always the centrepiece of their lives. Later Bob was sole caregiver for Doris as she declined into Alzheimer’s disease, treating her with great kindness and consideration until her death. Bob was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. His parents Henry Sutherland and Jean Davidson were immigrants from the Northern Islands and Highlands of Scotland. The family had a tailor shop in Winnipeg until the Great Depression when it closed and the family, including younger brother Donald, headed to Toronto, Ontario. They were stopped in North Bay and lived in a tent through one winter, with Henry tailoring until they had the resources to finish their trip. The family ran a successful tailor shop for many years in Toronto.

Bob enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy at the beginning of WWII. He was stationed in Shelbourne, Nova Scotia, where he lived with his new bride Doris, serving as a Chief Petty Officer, using his technical skills to repair electrical systems on ships. After the war, they returned to Toronto where their only child Robert James was born. Bob was an avid golfer and a very competitive bowler. They had many, very long-lasting friendships and especially enjoyed trips to Florida with family and friends.

Over his entire life Bob was the kind of person that many turned to for help. He was always there, from the time that he stopped his formal education to go to work to enable his brother to attend university, to managing a little credit union branch to help co-workers with small loans, to looking after members of the family when they experienced crises. His engagement with others was always marked by intelligence, diligence and good humour. He was fiercely independent, but even to the end he always tried to make people smile or laugh.

Bob always expressed how lucky he felt to have lived a full and good life. He was admired and loved by his son and daughter-in-law, Rob and Janice, his grandchildren Nicholas James (Amanda Mondragon), Alexina Louise (Denis Landry), Katrina Jean (Greg Burland), Erika Skye (Dan Gibbons) and Dylan Robert, his great- grandchildren Daniel and Claire, as well as Margaret Misurka and many other nieces and nephews.

A family service will be held at a later date.


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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father, grandfather and brother Michael M. Verigin on Thursday, September 29, 2016. Born in a Doukhobor village near Cowley, Alberta in 1929, Michael had been active with Doukhobor societies all of his life. ln I974 he became Secretary -Treasurer and later-President of the United Doukhobors of Alberta, proudly serving until a few years ago. He was a valued Board member of the Christian Community of Universal Brotherhood Trust Fund, representing Alberta, and a member of the Alberta Cultural Heritage Council. He also served as a Councilman for the Village of Cowley. For many years Michael worked closely with archivists in the province as well as private historians interested in the Doukhobor culture and religion. His dedication and commitment to the Doukhobor heritage will live on as his legacy. Michael is survived by his daughters: Venera (Mike) Jozsa of Calgary and Liuba (Bill) Lyon of Grand Forks, B.C.; grandchildren, Madison and Brett Lyon, and sisters, Anne Bougerolle (Rene) and Vera Verigin both of Cowley. Michael is predeceased by his wife, Doris in 2009, his daughter Christina in 1981, his brothers Phillip in 1951, Paul in 2000, Nick in 2015, father in 1983 and mother in 1987. Michael will be sadly missed by his lovingly family and many close friends and acquaintances. Prayer services and commemoration of Michael’s life will begin on Friday, Oct. 7 2016 at 11:00am at the Cowley- Lundbreck Doukhobor Prayer Home with an interment at 3:00p.m. at the United Doukhobor of Alberta Cemetery, Lundbreck, Alberta.


JEAN WASYLISHEN, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at the age of 87 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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