January 16th, 2021

SATURDAY, October 22, 2016

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on October 24, 2016.

Lynne Carlson

1932- 2016

The World’s Best Dad and Grandpa has left us to be reunited with his beloved wife Shirley. Jan and Dale, Jill and Jim, Jeff and Andre, and all the Grandkids are heartbroken, but so grateful to have been loved by this amazing man. A Celebration of Lynne’s Life will be held Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at MCKILLOP UNITED CHURCH, 2329 15 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB. Details to follow.

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


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 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.

To send a condolence, please visit



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.

Ella Mary (Smeed) Lehto

1921 – 2016

Mrs. Ella Mary Lehto of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Reg Smeed and Mr. Harold Lehto, passed away at the Park Meadows Good Samaritans on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at the age of 95 years. Ella was born in Lethbridge on March 27, 1921 to Annie & Nick Kozelenko, and lived in Southern Alberta her entire life. She married the love of her life, Reg Smeed in 1937 and they had four children together. Mom loved staying home to raise her family. She enjoyed cooking, crocheting and knitting. Mom loved gathering together with family and friends to celebrate the holidays. Later she remarried Harold Lehto and resided in Carmangay. She often travelled to BC to visit her daughter Sharon, as well her youngest son Dave. Mom marveled at the beauty of the mountains. Mom was a devoted grandmother who dearly loved her grandchildren. Her family is grateful that they were able to gather at Lori & Sheldon’s one last time to celebrate her 95th birthday and Mother’s Day this year. We love you, Mom. You will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts. Ella is survived by her two daughters Sharon (David Weitzel) Smeed of Kimberley, BC and Lori (Sheldon) Kelly of Lethbridge, AB; her two sons Jack (Jeanette) Smeed of Medicine Hat, AB and David (Donna) Smeed of Fort Langley, BC. She is also survived by her eleven grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren. Ella was predeceased by her husband’s Reg Smeed (1972) and Harold Lehto (1991), as well as her granddaughter, Kim Fettinger Weitzel (2006). A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm on Tuesday, October, 25, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th St. S., Lethbridge, AB with Reverend Eva Stanley, officiating. Interment will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, in memory of Ella, those who wish may make memorial donations to the MS Society, 724 13 St. N., Lethbridge, AB T1H 2T1

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


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

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. with Father Lukas Drapal celebrating.

In lieu of flowers and in memory of Doreen, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317 – 10 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 2M7 or to the Alzheimer Society, 740 – 4 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 0N9.

To send a condolence, please visit



1924 – 2016

GWENDOLINE “GRANNY” LUNDQUIST of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 20, 2016 after a full life of 92 years.

Gwen was born to Louis and Queenie Golds in Craigmyle, Alberta on September 2, 1924. Gwen was predeceased by her parents, her husband Carl and her sister Dorothy Bannister. Gwen will be deeply cherished by her son Craig (Linda) Lundquist, three grandchildren Gina Wittebolle, Tara (Darcy) Pansky, Keith (Angela) Lundquist and five great-grandchildren, Karli, Emma, Conner, Payton and Hannah. She is survived by her sister Betty Griffin, her in-laws, nieces, nephews and their families whom she has loved over the years.

Gwen was a loving and giving woman who enjoyed spending time with her family. She loved playing games, baking and gardening. You found her in the stands, at the rinks and on the side lines; she was always cheering us on and she was everyone’s Granny.

Gwen will be laid to rest with her husband, Carl, at a private family interment to be held in Calgary, Alberta at Rocky View Garden of Peace Cemetery, 1:00 p.m. on October 25, 2016.

A celebration of her life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at McKILLOP UNITED CHURCH, 2329 – 15th Ave. S., Lethbridge, Alberta. In lieu of flowers and in memory of Gwen, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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.

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


MRS. SACHIKO KISHIMOTO passed away in Lethbridge on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at the age of 97 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

Elaine Stevenson Low passed away on October 16, 2016 in Calgary, Alberta at the age of 86. She is lovingly remembered by her six children and their spouses – Donald and Susan Low, Gary and Wendie Low, Cathy and John Swendsen, Gordon and Laurie Low, Murray and Nadine Low, and Carolyn and Coy Beaton, 26 grandchildren and their spouses, 53 great-grandchildren, her brothers Ronald (Brim) and Joseph Stevenson, and many in-laws, cousins, nieces and nephews. Elaine was born in Raymond, Alberta on June 18, 1930. She attended University of Alberta obtaining her teaching certificate in 1949 and then taught near Milk River, in Coutts, Raymond, Cardston, and later as an substitute in Calgary, Stirling, and Lethbridge. Elaine married Richard (Dick) Low in the LDS temple in Cardston where they lived for six years. They moved their family to Calgary in 1957 and then in 1977 moved their two youngest to Lethbridge where they lived for 25 years. Elaine and Dick served a one and a half year mission to New Zealand in 1991 and then in 2001 they moved back to Cardston to enjoy retirement. After Dick’s passing in December 2013, Elaine moved to Calgary to be close to her children. She enjoyed participation in Sweet Adelines chorus, Color Me a Season fashion consulting, and a few years as a realtor with Schwartz Reality. Elaine loved to sew, creating beautifully made clothes for herself and her children. She also made numerous quilts, afghans, family history books and calendars. She was a member and officer of Daughters of Utah Pioneers. Elaine was devoted to Dick, to their ever growing family and to her faith. She spent many years in dedicated church service and particularly cherished her work in Relief Society. Elaine faced the increasing difficulties of age and declining health with grace and without complaint. She is loved and admired by her family and friends and will be greatly missed. Her funeral service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Sundance Chapel, 100 Sunpark Drive SE in Calgary on Saturday, October 29 at 11 am. Friends may meet the family from 10:00 to 10:45 prior to the service. Interment will be in the Cardston cemetery on Saturday afternoon at 4 pm. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to http://www.piersons.ca. 403-235-3602.

Marion Hubert

1952 – 2016

Mrs. Marion Hubert of Lethbridge, formerly of Ontario, beloved wife of the late Mr. Melvin Hubert Sr., passed away at the St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre on Friday, October 21, 2016 at the age of 64 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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

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. Live stream will accommodate overflow seating in the Hall.

Mr. Joseph Maynes of Lethbridge beloved husband of Patricia Maynes passed away peacefully at the St. Mike’s Palliative Care Centre on October 18, 2016 at the age of 76 years.

Joe was transferred from Saskatchewan to Lethbridge in 1970 for the building of the University where he worked side by side with his brothers, Ken and Patrick.

Joe had a great love for sunshine and the outdoors. He enjoyed hunting, camping, fishing, nature trails and tending his flower gardens. Joe loved to go out for coffee as well as playing with his grandchildren and jigsaw puzzles.

Besides his loving loving wife Pat he leaves to mourn, a son Mike and a daughter Jackie, grandchildren Melissa, Mitch and Klye. Great grandchildren, Mcquenzi, Creeden, Maliyan and Emberlee. Stepson Shaun (Paula), Stepdaughter Denise (Mat), grandchildren, Jolissa, Brandon and Sara. Great Grandchild Cholie. A sister Bernice and Sister-in-law Doreen both of Lethbridge, a brother James (Joan) Maynes, his sisters Mary, Maxine, Yvonne, Helen (Irvine), Kathy (Ken), a Sister-in-law Edna and Brother-in-law Joe all of Regina, Saskatchewan. As well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents James and Paula, brothers David, Pat, Ken and sister Annie.

As requested there will be a private memorial. Donation can be made to St. Mike’s Palliative Care Centre.


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.

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.

To send a condolence, please visit




It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Leona Marie Smith, beloved wife of James Henry Smith of Lethbridge, Alberta, who succumbed to her illness on October 18, 2016 while receiving care at the Chinook Regional Hospital. Leona was graced with 78 years of life.

She is survived by her husband, Jim Smith of Lethbridge; her children, Dwayne Armstrong of Lethbridge, Neil (Robyn) Armstrong of Calgary, Stanley (Lynne) Armstrong of Fernie, Anthony (Debbie) Armstrong of Red Deer, Loretta (Robert) Nicholson of Bellevue, Cory (Cathy) Smith and Darren (Bonnie) Smith; her twenty-one grandchildren; her fourteen great grandchildren; her brothers, Morris (Donna) Perras, Roger Perras, Jerry (Judy) Perras, Ray (Shirley) Perras and Oreal (Renee) Perras; her sister, Jean Perras; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

The Visitation allowing us to say farewell will be held on Monday, October 24, 2016 at 1:00 pm at Fantin’s Funeral Chapel in Blairmore (13461-20th Ave).

The Memorial Service will be on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 2:00 pm at Fantin’s Funeral Chapel with family member Pastor Dwayne Schaaf officiating. The reception will be graciously held at the Coleman Legion.

Donations in memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, (Box 359, Bellevue, AB T0K 0C0)

Condolences may be registered at http://www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca.

Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with arrangements. (403) 562-8555.


Passed away Oct 17 in Kelowna, B.C. at age 79. Survived by his wife, Winnie; 2 sons Jose (Brenda) in Edmonton and Tony (Julie) in Victoria, BC; seven grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren. Also survived by his mother-in-law Effie Van Eck of Fort Macleod, 5 brothers-in-law, 6 sisters-in-law, numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Tony was a bricklayer in Lethbridge for many years before moving to Kelowna in 1985 to pursue hobby farming and working for Interior Health.

A Funeral Service will be held Oct 29 at 12 noon at Corpus Christi Parish, 750 Rutland Road, Kelowna, with inurnment to follow in St. Theresa’s

Cemetery, Kelowna.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

http://www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.

Stella Zabel

1929 – 2016

Mrs. Stella Zabel, beloved wife of the late Lawrence Zabel, passed away at Foothills Hospital in Calgary on Friday, October 14, 2016 at the age of 87 years. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 12:00pm and 1:00pm on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB. 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.

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


OLGA ERIKA WEBER passed away in Calgary, AB on October 14, 2016 at the age of 97 years.

Olga was born March 21, 1919 in Switzerland and came to Canada with her family in May 1924 where they settled in Mountain View, AB. She lived in Mountain View until 1949 when she then went to Calgary to attend Secretarial school.

She obtained a position as office manager and accountant for Foothills Printers and her career there spanned over 30 years. She had an excellent memory especially for names, math and numbers. She was a valued employee.

Olga loved music and sang and participated in Operetta’s and road shows during her youth and early adulthood. She was an excellent seamstress but her greatest gift and passion was gardening. She won many awards, including one from the City of Calgary for her beautiful flower garden and pictures of her garden appeared in the Calgary Herald. Her flower and vegetable garden were a source of joy and beauty to her entire neighborhood, friends and family.

Olga was predeceased by her parents, Anna & Wilhelm, her brother Orson and sister-in-law Donna Weber and by several half siblings, nieces & nephews. She is survived by Orson & Donnas’ children, Don, Colleen, Stephanie Joyce, Doug, Jeanne and their families and half brother Fred’s children, Betty & Fred Jr.

At Olga’s request there will be no funeral service but a private family burial in Mountain View, Alberta.

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


DENNIS MERVYN WILLIAMS, of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Judith Williams, passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit, on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at the age of 73 years.

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

To send a condolence, please visit


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.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Tuesday, October 25 2016 at 7:00 P.M.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, 5009 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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.
Share this story:


Comments are closed.