January 15th, 2021

FRIDAY, October 21, 2016

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on October 21, 2016.


Marlon Glenn Bailey, born Oct. 5, 1951, passed away peacefully at the Valleyview Health Centre, Friday, Sept. 30, 2016 at the age of 64 following several years of declining health.

Marlon will be forever remembered by his son Christopher, his daughter Michelle, grandsons Rylen and Brayden Kleist and good friend Carol Bailey. He is also survived by brothers, Lamaunt Bailey (Pat Paterson) and Darryl (Gail) Bailey, sisters, Darla (Garth) Lucas and Renae (Michael) Boothe, numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

He was predeceased by his parents, Bernie and Myrtha Bailey and brothers, Duane and Brett.

Cremation has taken place.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge.


PAMELA JEAN BLACKWATER (Calfrobe), born September 15, 1955, passed away on October 14, 2016 at the age of 61 years.

She had 3 daughters: Sheryle, Kelly Blue, and Chanting. 5 siblings: Delia, Gregg “Buckshot”, Natalie, Tina, and Natasha. 7 grandchildren: Arinelle, Shelby, Montana, Jr, Sterling, Georgia, and Eliza. Nieces and nephews: Morgan, Michael, Mohagany, Drake, Alex, Leighton, Jobi, JT,

Marcus, Darcy, Dustin, Randy and Acacia(Great niece). She also had many cousins and friends that she loved dearly.

She was a humble and very kind woman. Always doing what she could to help those around her. She touched many hearts and lives while she was alive and she will always be remembered for that.

A Wake Service will be at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston, on Friday, October 21st from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Blood Reserve, on Saturday, October 22nd at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the St. Paul’s Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to: http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca


EFFIE BURGE (WADDLE) of Lethbridge, passed away at St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit on Monday, October 17th, 2016 at the age of 95 years.

A Memorial Service will be held in celebration of Effie’s life at the LUTHERAN CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD, 2406 – 11th Avenue South, Lethbridge, on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Tom Peterson officiating.

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WALTER “SCOTTY” DUCHAN, beloved husband of 46 years to Pauline Duchan, passed away peacefully at the age of 71 on Sunday, October 16, 2016.

Scotty was born in Helensburgh, Scotland, moved to Canada at the age of 11 years old and he spent his life in Lethbridge. He is loved by his son Jeremy (Jodi) Duchan of Lethbridge, daughter Jennifer (Kevin) Collins of Airdrie, grandchildren, Carter and Mackenzie Collins and grand-dog Micah Duchan.

Scotty has been a valued member of the community and his legacy of 46 years, Gentlemen Three Mens Wear, will continue to thrive with his son, Jeremy.

Scotty was a unique individual, generous, forthright and always fun to be around.

A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, October 21st, 2016 at 7:00 P.M. with Deacon Cliff Bogdan officiating.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH – 2405-12th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB. on Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback celebrating.

A Private Family Interment will be held at Mountain View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers and in memory of Scotty, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation – 124, 430 – 6th Avenue S.E., Medicine Hat, AB., T1A-2S8.

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WALTER CHARLES DUNCOMBE, beloved husband of the late Lucy Duncombe, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital in the early morning hours of Wednesday, October 19, 2016, with family by his side. Dad was predeceased by mom in 2008, his parents Lowell and Nellie Duncombe, brothers Lawrence and Doug Duncombe, and sister Joyce Thomson. Also all of mom’s family including Louie Allred – mom’s twin sister. He leaves to mourn five children, Ron, Rob, Dale, Vicki, and Mark as well as 19 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. As well as his sisters Jean (Bill Nemeth), Eileen Atwood, and sister in law Sylvia Oler. Dad was born in Taber and grew up in Raymond. He married mom (a Stirling girl), and soon headed off to war. Dad fought with the RCRs in the North Africa and Italian campaigns and was shot and wounded on the front lines. He spent time recovering in Italy, England, Toronto, and Calgary. His left hand remained crippled for life. Dad spent many years as a mechanic at the Raymond and Taber sugar factories. He then moved on to cattle boss and managed Hi-Way “52” Feeders in Raymond and Dri-Land Feeders in Warner. He then ran a small business in Calgary for three years before retiring in Raymond and finally Lethbridge.

Dad missed mom every day something fierce. He often thought she had been back, now they will finally be united forever-again. Our dad was a generous, kind and honest man. He was as genuine as they come. He lived a long, good life, and will be sadly missed by his family.

“See you and mom later, dad”

Friends may meet the family prior to the service on Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 10:00 to 10:50 a.m. at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13 Street North, Lethbridge. The Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Temple Hill Cemetery, Raymond.


DOREEN JANE GRYCHOWSKI, passed away at the St. Therese Villa, on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at the age of 81 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced once completed.

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Olga Jarczak

1921 – 2016

Our beautiful, dear Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother was born in the tiny hamlet of Salichowka, Barashivka Raion, Kiev Oblast in Ukraine on a wintery day in 1921. At the age of three, she lost her mother. A few years later, she was orphaned at the tender age of eleven, after losing her sister Pressa and father due to Stalin’s famine. Before that terrible time, as a little girl, she would often travel through the orchards to visit her Baba and other relatives in the neighboring village. Every Sunday the family would walk to church through the forest village paths, have dinner with friends, and catch a ride home in a horse drawn wagon. Many good times were spent sitting around the table singing songs and telling folk stories. Her father had raised her to be a gentle, kind and forever-loving child. After the loss of her father, with the help of her extended Jewish family and friends in her neighborhood, she became a brave, determined teenager who worked during the day and went to school during the evenings. She managed to get a good job working in a factory as a machinist. Due to the metal filings irritating her lungs from working the lathe, she was sent on a health retreat to Odessa on the Black Sea to recuperate. There, she attended many operas and purely enjoyed her well-deserved paid holiday. She returned to work and managed to rent an apartment on Pushkinskaya Street in Kiev. She was blessed with the most beautiful voice and had a repertoire of hundreds of songs, mostly folk songs. Her teenaged friends would often ask her to sing for them. Life was good now, but soon was interrupted by the Second World War. After the German invasion, she had to leave her apartment and job and was sent to work in a factory in Germany and then to a farm in Austria where she met Iwan (John), the love of her life. They were soon married and had their first child. Iwan thought he was rescuing her to a better place by emigrating to Canada in 1951. However, after experiencing the finer side of life in Odessa, it was quite a shock to come to a little farm near Picture Butte, Alberta. Having gained strength from her years of adversity, she continued to work hard and raise her two daughters. Songs were plentiful, along with weekly baked bread and wholesome farm meals. She tended to a huge garden, and home canning was a usual duty, along with caring for all the farm animals which came of every variety. Her favorite was her milk cow Bapsta who would come when called to be milked in the early morning hours before Mom went to work in the field. The neighborhood children used to line up many times at her door when the aroma of potato pancakes would call them. Fish was plentiful at her home, along with the traditional Ukrainian cabbage rolls and varenykies. Mom was able to understand six different languages. She enjoyed poems by Alexander Pushkin and Taras Shevchenko. Often she would recite them to us. At the age of 45, she unfortunately became widowed and again had to face adversity, raising her daughters through their teenage years on her own. She managed to find jobs working in a bakery and then later with the school district, retiring when she was 63 years of age. She spent her retirement years knitting, gardening, and cooking for family gatherings, as well as enjoying holidays with her children and grandchildren. She lived a simple life. She would spend her mornings conversing with the robins, afternoons petting bumble bees while picking weeds, and evenings harvesting potatoes, tomatoes, and cucumbers for supper. In her latter years, she especially enjoyed the company of Sally and leaving peanuts on Candy and Allen’s deck for the blue jays. Her wisdom and sense of humour were remarkable, and she even coined words of her own like when she wanted to take a short nap and would call it a snap! Her daughters were loved dearly and her grandchildren and great grandchildren were sparkles in her eyes. She loved them with all of her heart. Unconditional love, generosity, gentleness, and forgiveness were what she lived by. Her spirit is strong and vibrant; everyone felt her presence when she walked into a room. Declining health over the past year or so had led her to be hospitalized, and tenaciously, she continued to fight for life. She would do anything and everything for her children, even if it meant to suffer in a hospital bed. She broke it to us gently… rarely did she complain; gracefully, she let go; and peacefully, she parted into the arms of God on October 14, 2016. She carried us through all of the seasons, and the seasons are so much more beautiful because of her. God’s grace shines through her and about her. We will miss her immensely… Mom (Baba) was predeceased by her husband Iwan (John); granddaughter Charlene Willis; great grandson Samuel Willis. She will be lovingly remembered by her daughters Candice (Allen) Willis, Mary (Reid) Seibert; grandchildren Callen Willis, Chad Willis (Lindsay) and their children Declan and Emmett, Laurie Chinn (Jamie) and their children Kennedy and Rylan. A Funeral Divine Liturgy will be held at SS. PETER AND PAUL GREEK CATHOLIC PARISH, 639 12 B Street North, Lethbridge AB, on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. with Father Gary Sedgewick celebrant.

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David Kenneth McNab of Fort Macleod, Alberta, passed away in the presence of Family, on Monday, October 17, 2016 in the Lethbridge Regional Hospital, after a gallant effort to recover, following brain surgery last November. Dave was born in Fort Macleod on March 5, 1945, the eldest son of Reginald McNab and Muriel Callie McNab. He attended school in Fort Macleod and later graduated with a Diploma in Agriculture from the Olds College. At Ken Hurlburt’s suggestion, Dave enrolled in the Billings MT Auction School, practised the art, becoming an accomplished livestock Auctioneer with Fort Macleod Auction. By the age of 28, he was invited to sell the Calgary Bull Sale along with the greats in the industry, and was possibly the youngest Auctioneer ever to be priviledged to do so.

Piloting Cessnas and Fleet Canucks was a fun part of his younger years and Bernadette recalls that their second date was a fly-over the family ranch. Already, she felt confident in his ability to land the aircraft safely. She quickly adds that their first date was an Auction Sale in which he sold furniture at Hurlburt Auction, late into the night, to perfect his skill. (In hindsight, this was perhaps a foreshadowing of what their future would bring). He was a perfectionist in what he expected of himself; if he attempted it, he probably excelled at it.

On November 30, 1968, Dave and Bernadette Materi McNab were married but they both knew it was about to happen when they first met on the warm night of June 24, 1967. They had two sons, Bryce and Marc. Dave was predeceased by Bryce McNab on April 17, 2015 and is survived by Bryce’s spouse Janet Sulapas and their two precious children, Matthew and Paris. He is survived by Marc and his wife Maribel McNab, their lovely children Madison, Mikaela, Ethan and Diego. Dave is also survived by his siblings, Donna (David) Davies and Gordie (Lina) McNab, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

In 1972 Dave and Bernadette introduced the concept of MLS (organized real estate) to the Fort Macleod area. They opened McNab Realty Ltd in 1975 and it continues to operate as a second generation business in the same location to the present day. Dave’s passion was selling Agricultural Real Estate and he enjoyed making friends as much as he enjoyed making a deal. He was an industry leader, outstanding negotiator and inexhaustible in his time, energy and resources when it came to serving his clients.

Having been raised in a Pioneer ranching family, he carried cattle ranching in his blood. He was a ‘stockman’. He knew his cattle – and horses too, and he lovingly cared for them. Mostly, he loved nature and the quietude offered by the outdoors and outbacks of Golden Valley Ranch where he and Bernadette chose to live, love and experience family life with their sons. It was here that he left his legacy of being a ‘looking after’ kind of guy. Although Dave had the opportunity to travel to many far off places, he was always so happy and grateful to return to Fort Macleod, his home. He genuinely loved and was interested in people. He seemed to have a gift for turning up at the right place, at just the right time, to help someone in need at that moment. Many will have their own stories to relate in this regard.

Dave acknowledged his need of Grace. He knew who he was, but he also knew what it meant to be saved by Grace. He loved the Lord with his whole being and now rests ‘safe in the arms of Love’.

In lieu of flowers, donations will be gratefully accepted by the Fort Macleod Handibus Association, Box 881, Fort Macleod, Ab. T0L 0Z0 or STARS Foundation, 570-1441 Aviation Park NE, Calgary, Ab. T2E 9Z9

Condolences may be directed to: mcnab77@telus.net

Prayers and Visitation: Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016 7:00pm Edens Funeral Home, 2424 – 5th Ave. Fort Macleod. Celebration of Life Mass at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 2604 – 3 Ave., Fort Macleod, AB. Monday, October 24, 2016 1:00 pm followed by a reception at the Fort Macleod Community Hall, 301 – 25 St


It is with sadness the family announces the passing of JACK NEIGEL at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Saturday, October 15th, 2016 at the age of 86 years.

He is the loving father of Darrell (Michelle Swanson) and Larry (Julie) Neigel of Lethbridge, and grandfather of Brynen (Kelli) and Alyssa. He is also survived by his siblings: Helen Anhorn, Rose Christman, Ted (Faye) Neigel, Lil (Ken) Toews, Martha (Roy) Lester, Betty (Barry) Beaudry, George Neigel and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his daughter, Teresa, parents Peter & Emma, brother Leroy and sisters Clara and Violet, brothers-in-law Emil Anhorn, Rueben Christman, Wilf Foster & Orville Stonehouse.

Jack was born in Hatton, SK on April 13, 1930 to Peter & Emma Neigel. He was the second oldest of 11 children. At a very young age, he began working on a sheep farm to help support the large family. Jack met, fell in love with, and married Lorine Dietelbach in 1951. Together, they had three children. Jack was employed with CP Rail as a Fireman on the steam engine in Irvine, AB. He started a business called Neigel and Sons Auguring Co., cleaning annexes. From there, Jack worked and ended his career in 1991 as a grain buyer for the Alberta Wheat Pool. He spent his retirement years with Lorine square dancing, camping with friends and family, playing cards and entertaining at their home in Picture Butte. Jack also enjoyed spending time with his two grandchildren as much as possible. This year Lorine and Jack celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. Family was everything to Jack.

A Viewing for Jack will be held at the IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 20 Rocky Mountain Blvd. West, Lethbridge, AB on, Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 10:00 A.M., with the Funeral Service to commence at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Rob Mohns officiating. A reception will follow in the church fellowship hall.

Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

In memory of Jack, donations may be made to STARS, 1441 Aviation Park N.E., Box 570, Calgary, AB, T2E 8M7.

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CARROL LAVERN LITCHFIELD SHAW, beloved wife of the late Kenneth Walter Shaw of Raymond, passed away at the Raymond Long Term Care on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at the age of 92 years. She is the loving mother of Collin (Heather) Shaw of Calgary, Judith (Robert) Harris of Taber, Bruce (Carolyn) Shaw, Decon (Jeanan) Shaw, Scott (Pamela) Shaw – all of Raymond. She is also survived by 23 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, sister; Joy (Bill) Fairbanks, sisters-in-law; Jean Litchfield, Lucille Shaw, Betsy Shaw, Lavonne (Murray) Pack and Janice Shaw. Carrol grew up in Raymond and raised her family there. The most important thing to Mom is her family and went out of her way to do anything for them. She was an active member of the church, and held various positions throughout her life. She loved doing genealogy and French extraction. Carrol also loved the temple. She loved helping people and did many acts of service in the community. Music was a great comfort to her and she will be missed by many. Friends may meet with the family on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, KNIGHT STREET CHAPEL, Raymond, Alberta from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. or from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service. Funeral Services will be held at the church on Monday, October 24, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with Bishop Darryl Gibb officiating. Interment to follow in the Temple Hill Cemetery, Raymond.


CLARA SHEMANCHUK, beloved wife of Joseph Shemanchuk of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, October 16, 2016, at the age of 87 years.

Besides her husband, she is lovingly remembered by her children, Allan Shemanchuk of Edmonton and Ron (Sandy) Shemanchuk of Lethbridge; grandchildren: Julie (John Lester) Shemanchuk, Dan (Jenna) Shemanchuk, Laura (Joel) Gordon, Jeffrey (Eileen) Shemanchuk and Leah Shemanchuk; six great- grandchildren; her three brothers: Metro (Cecile) Chrapko, Ronald (Elaine) Chrapko and Ivan (Sandy) Chrapko; sister-in-law Elizabeth Chrapko and Mary Luchkow as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Clara was predeceased by her parents, John and Eva Chrapko and her brother, Victor Chrapko.

Clara was born on July 5, 1929 in Foisy, AB. She was educated there till grade 9 then completed high school in Edmonton. Following her schooling, she returned to help on the family farm. Clara met Joseph in Edmonton and they were married on September 1, 1951. Together they had two children and after a stay in Saskatoon, moved to Lethbridge.

Clara was a kind and loving person who enjoyed socializing. She loved to travel with Joseph and liked to play Bridge, garden and was a good cook. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held at MCKILLOP UNITED CHURCH, 2329-15th Ave. South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. with Reverend Trevor Potter officiating.

In memory of Clara, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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Stella Zabel

June 22, 1929 Gull Lake, SK

October 14, 2016 Calgary, AB

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our loving Mother Stella Doris Zabel, beloved wife of the late Lawrence Zabel on Friday October 14, 2016 at the age of 87. Stella was the first born of five, to Oscar and Violet Mead on June 22, 1929 in Gull Lake, SK.

Mom is survived by her children, son Ryan (Adriana) of Edmonton and daughter Shelley of Calgary. Step Grandchildren, Thais (Leo) and Victor, and three nephews, five nieces, one brother in-law and one sister in-law and many friends.

She grew up in the Trent area and went to the Trent School for grades 1-9. Mom went as far as she could with schooling, as there was no high school in the area where she lived. She worked as a waitress in Cabri for two years and then at the dry cleaners in Gull Lake for eight years.

On December 5, 1958 (the coldest day of the year) Mom married the love of her life Lawrence Zabel. They lived in Thompkins, SK until the summer of 1959 they moved to Medicine Hat, AB and in 1960 they moved to Lethbridge, AB where she made her home for 50 years. Mom moved to Calgary in 2012 to be closer to her children.

She was predeceased by her husband of 21 years, Lawrence Zabel in 1980, parents Oscar and Violet Mead 1983 and 1984, brother James Mead 1979, and sisters Lucella Mead 1992, Minnie and Rita (who died at infancy), brother in-laws Leslie Zabel and Edward Zabel, sister in-laws, Helen Mead, Irene Herbert, Marjorie Haley and nephews Donald Mead and Gordon Mead.

Mom stayed home and babysat the neighbor’s children until October of 1974 when she started working at the Lethbridge Regional Hospital. She worked there for 19 years. She then spent one year working at We Care. In October of 1994, Mom decided to retire and take it easy.

Mom always loved to cook, bake and can foods, there was always plenty of food to go around at her table. She made a lot of desserts. Everyone really enjoyed her butter tarts. Mom would always be out in the audience for our Christmas concerts and Kiwanis Festival or any sports we participate in. When she was working in the hospital some of her co-workers would call her the candy lady as she always had candy in her pocket. She loved to garden and grow her flowers especially her roses. Mom was a very loving, caring, and strong person who fought to the end. We will miss very much.

A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317-10 St. S., Lethbridge, AB T1J 2M7 or to the charity of your choice.

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JOHN VIGH, passed away at home on Friday, October 7th, 2016 at the age of 81 years.

At John’s request, no formal funeral service will be held.

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Les Bueckert
1947 – 2016
 Leslie Edmund Bueckert passed away in Taber on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at the age of 68 years.
 The Funeral Service will be held at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
 Les was predeceased by his parents Martha (nee Thiem) and Henry Bueckert.
 Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

John Kutanzi
1929 – 2016
John Kutanzi, beloved husband of the late Katharina “Kathy” Kutanzi, passed away in Taber on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at the age of 87 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.

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