January 16th, 2021

FRIDAY, October 28, 2016

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on October 28, 2016.

Carmen Donis Steeves


Carmen Steeves of Riverview passed away on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at the age of 84. He will be dearly missed by his loving wife, Olive (Tingley); daughter, Deborah Boudreau (Edgar); son, Dr. Daniel Steeves (Lyne); his sister, Thelma Savoie; and his brother Carl Steeves (Bonnie); his four grandchildren: Nicholas Steeves, Amy Petherbridge, Emily Olfert and Josée Steeves and his four great-grandchildren. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Janet Douthwright and his brother, Austin.

Carmen was born in Dawson Settlement on October 6, 1932 to John and Sadie Steeves. He worked as a plasterer who was highly regarded for his skill for over 40 years. Outside of work Carmen was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and snowmobiling. He will be remembered as a loving grandparent whose wit, thoughtfulness and kindness will be treasured for generations to come.

Relatives and friends are welcomed to join the family at Cobb’s Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 330 Whitepine Rd., Riverview (869-2007) on Friday from 7:00 – 9:00pm. The funeral service commemorating Carmen’s life will take place at Cobb’s Funeral Home Memorial Chapel on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 3:00pm with Rev. Ken Raines officiating, assisted by Rev. James Hammond. The interment will take place in Mountain View Cemetery, Lower Cape. Donations can be made in Carmen’s memory to Friends of The Moncton Hospital or Ducks Unlimited Canada.

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It is with heartfelt sadness the family of Dean Cofell announces his passing on the morning of Monday, October 24, 2016 after suffering a stroke.

He is survived by his beloved wife Fran (nee Dolphin) of Lethbridge, his children; Louise (Greg) Forsyth of De Winton, Ross (Jenny) Cofell of Lethbridge, and Neil (Brenda) Cofell of Twin Butte. Dean leaves behind his four granddaughters; Alexa, Lauren, Bailey and Grace, as well as three great-grandsons; Hudson, Sawyer and William, and one great-granddaughter; Georgia. He is also survived by many cousins of the Barr family in Alberta, British Columbia, and several U.S. states.

Dean was predeceased by his father Lem in 1963, his mother Bertha in 1975 and his brother Ira in 1980.

Dean’s father, Lem Cofell, was a pioneer settler from Tilbury, Ontario, homesteading near Fort Macleod in 1908. He married Bertha Barr, June 3, 1914. Two sons were born to them; Ira, February 1, 1916, and Dean, May 11, 1927.

Dean had a successful career with the Alberta Wheat Pool from 1952 until retirement in 1990. Following retirement, he owned and operated Apex Handyman Services. He was busy painting, repairing and providing general upkeep for homeowners in the Lethbridge and Coaldale areas.

A family memorial will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations will be gratefully accepted by STARS Air Ambulance Foundation, Box 570 1441 Aviation Park NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 8M7.


Leo Cote

1926 – 2016

Mr. Leo Cote of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Velma Cote, passed away at the Peter Lougheed Care Centre in Calgary on Friday, October 21, 2016 at the age of 90 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm on Monday, November 7, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB with Deacon Frank Peta, officiating.

A Private Family Graveside Service will take place.

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Joanne Dunlop

1956 – 2016

Joanne Lee Dunlop of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the age of 60 years on October 26, 2016 at her home in Fairmont Extendicare where she has resided since July 2012.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00pm on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at McKillop United Church (2329 15 Ave. S.) with Reverend Terry Shillington, officiating.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish, memorial donations may be made to The Special Olympics – Lethbridge Chapter (2810 5 Ave N #1, Lethbridge, AB T1H) or the Lethbridge Association of Community Living, (527 6th St. S., Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 2E1)

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CHRISTINE FENTON, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 at the age of 89 years.

Chris is the loving mother of Donna (Grant) Johnson of Lethbridge and grandmother to Dylan Johnson of New York, Reid Johnson of Lethbridge, and Tyler Johnson of Edmonton. She is also survived by her brother Einar (Mavis) Orpen of Regina, special sister-in-law Kathy Fenton of Saskatoon as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Chris was predeceased by her husband, Doug “Brownie” Fenton, parents Ragna and Christen Orpen, brother Alvin Orpen and sister-in-law Pat Orpen.

Chris was born in Govan, Saskatchewan in 1926, where she was raised and educated. She continued her education in Outlook, Saskatchewan. She then moved to Regina, where she worked for the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool, Otis Elevator and Tourism Saskatchewan, where she worked until she retired. Chris met and married “Brownie” in 1949 and they eloped to Minneapolis, St. Paul and returned to Regina, where they resided before Brownie passed away in 1997. Chis was an avid Saskatchewan Roughrider fan, never missing a game on TV. At one time, her and Brownie had season tickets. She moved to the View in Lethbridge in 2012, which she really enjoyed. She loved to curl, bowl and play cards. She was a bridge fanatic. Chris was a wonderful mother and grandmother and she took great pride in her grandchildren. She was a very social person with great humour, who loved to have people around. She will be sadly missed by her friends and family.

A Celebration of Life will be held at ST. MARK’S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 3510 Queen Street, Regina, SK, on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 1:30 P.M. with Reverend Craig Moeller officiating.

In memory of Christine, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, PO Box 2211, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 4K7.

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1918 – 2016

SACHIKO KISHIMOTO passed away on October 18, 2016 peacefully in her sleep at her residence in St. Therese Villa after a long battle with dementia, in her 97th year.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at the JAPANESE UNITED CHURCH, 821 – 9th Ave. N., Lethbridge, Alberta. Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

In lieu of koden, we ask that if you wish to donate, please do so to the charity of your choice in Sachiko’s name.


JOHN KURUTZ of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Mable Kurutz, passed away suddenly at home on Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 at the age of 89 years, knowing he was loved.

A Memorial Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Gary Sedgwick officiating.

A Private Family Interment will be held Mountain View Cemetery.

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Elaine Stevenson Low

June 18, 1930 –

October 16, 2016

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 a 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 LDS 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.

Lieuwe “Leo” Prins

1939 – 2016

Lieuwe “Leo” Prins, beloved husband of Nancy Prins, went home to be with his Lord and Saviour after passing away peacefully at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre on Sunday, October 23, 2016, at the age of 77 years.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm, on Friday, October 28, 2016 at the FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 1402 8th Ave. N. Lethbridge, Alberta, with Pastor Jim Zondervan officiating.

Leo will be greatly missed by his wife, daughter, sons, daughter-in-law, granddaughters, family, and his friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in memory of Leo, to The Kidney Foundation of Canada, Suite 408, 740 4th Ave., S, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 0N9.

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ROSETTA SCOUT passed away peacefully in Lethbridge, AB on October 24th, 2016 at the age of 67 years.

The Family Service will be held at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. followed by the Wake Service at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow in the Pioneer Cemetery.

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Sharon Webb, beloved wife of Steve Webb, passed away peacefully in her sleep on October 19, 2016 at the age of 61.

Sharon was born in Calgary to Lillian and Ivan Millar and grew up in Lethbridge. Sharon met her husband Steve at university and they were happily married for nearly forty years. After retiring several years ago, they moved to Surprise, Arizona where Sharon spent her time traveling, gardening, enjoying nature and making glass art.

She will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Steve Webb; her mother, Lillian Millar; her sisters Michelle (Allan) Jacobs and Lavonne (Neil) Herbst; and her brother Murray (Karen) Millar.

Sharon’s friends and family were very blessed to have been part of her life. Her gentle, patient, and giving nature will be greatly missed.

Donations in Sharon’s name can be made to the Interfaith Food Bank Society of Lethbridge, 1103 – 3 Ave N, Lethbridge AB, T1H 0H7.

Condolences can be sent to 11 Ermineglen Road North, Lethbridge Alberta, T1H 5X9 and they will be forwarded to Steve.


BRUNO A. STARZYK, beloved husband of Gail Starzyk, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Monday, October 24, 2016 at the age of 75 after a courageous battle with cancer. Bruno was born in Teschen, Germany on April 14, 1941 and moved to Shaughnessy, Alberta with his family in 1953. Straightforward, organized, meticulously neat and extremely hard-working, Bruno’s knowledge of 5 languages, his skills as a Millwright and in wood-working paved the way for many jobs and career opportunities. His love of travel took him to places around Europe and North America where he met and continued to keep in contact with many amazing friends. In his recent years he was a much loved and active member of Champion where he and the love of his life, Gail, settled. This summer he even rode proudly in the Champion parade! He is survived by his love – Gail, his children: Cindy (Jim) Starzyk-Frey, Wayne (Michelle) Dozak, Shannon (Craig) Sainsbury, and their “adopted” daughter, Michelle Van Ree. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Megan (Tom), Desiree, Haylee (Dan), Samantha, Dylan, Cassidy, Cianna and Keegan as well as great-grandchildren: Brynden and Alexia. He was predeceased by his parents and brothers as well as his children: Vince, Connie and Ryan. Special thanks to the physicians, staff and volunteers at the Vulcan Community Health Centre and the Jack Ady Cancer Centre in Lethbridge. Thank you so much to all the special people at the Southwood Care Centre in Calgary who provided excellent care for Bruno in his final days.

Relatives and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life at Champion Congregational Church (301 – 2 Ave. North, Champion, Alberta) on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 2:00 pm. Photos, memories and condolences may be shared with family through http://www.evanjstrong.com. Flowers are politely declined but if friends so desire, tributes in Bruno’s name can be made directly to support Champion Congregational Church (301 – 2 Ave. North, Champion, AB, T0L 0R0). Arrangements in care of EVAN J. STRONG FUNERAL SERVICES. (403) 265-1199


GEORGETTE MARIE STINSON, beloved wife of the late Ernest “Ernie” Stinson, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 at the age of 90 years, after a valiant effort for life.

She is survived by two daughters, Kim (Tony Laturnus) and Kris Stinson (Neil Parisien).

Georgette and Ernie celebrated 50 years of marriage together.

A Celebration of Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, on Monday, October 31, 2016 at 11:00 A.M.

Following the Celebration of Life, Georgette will be laid to rest with Ernie at Mountain View Cemetery.

In memory of Georgette, contributions may be made to the Poppy Fund, General Stewart Branch No 4, The Royal Canadian Legion, 324 Mayor Magrath Drive S., Lethbridge, AB T1J 3L7.

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