January 24th, 2021

FRIDAY, December 2, 2016

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on December 2, 2016.

Ruby Coulter

1948 – 2016

Mrs. Ruby Coulter, beloved wife of Mr. Dan Coulter, passed away at the Claresholm General Hospital on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at the age of 68 years. Ruby was very active in the community of Barons, and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion & Ladies Auxiliary. Ruby spent many hours volunteering, she will be missed by many people. Besides her loving husband Dan, Ruby is survived by her mother Corrie Brooks, and her 3 daughters Cheri, Jadyn, Kristy and their spouses; 3 sons Brian, Cody, Dylan and their spouses; Grandchildren Amanda, Adam, Christina, Brett, TiAnna, Brady, Patricia, Austin, Ada, Lilly, Kingston, and great grandchildren; Sister Cindy and her husband John; Brother Don; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Ruby was predeceased by her father Harold Brooks, and son David Todd. A private family service was held. Those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Alberta SPCA, 10806 124 St., Edmonton, AB T5M 0H3

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1931 – 2016

AUDREY LILLIAN “BETTY” COWAN, of Lethbridge, passed away at home on Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 at the age of 85 years.

In memory of Betty and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada – 724 – 13th Street South, Lethbridge, AB. T1H 2T1

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CROW, Robert (Bob) Stanley

September 13, 1941 –

November 28, 2016

With great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce Bob’s passing. He is survived by his loving wife Trudy Crow; his son Randy (Marina) and grandsons Matteo and Massimo; as well as extended family.

A memorial service will be held on December 5, 2016 at 10 AM at Hainstock’s Funeral Home – 9810 34th Ave, Edmonton, AB. An internment will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to the charity of your choice.

Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family via the website http://www.hainstockedmonton.com.

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Jacob (Jack) Dyck

January 12, 1931 –

November 27, 2016

Jacob (Jack) Dyck of Coaldale, passed away peacefully at the Sunny South Lodge on Sunday, November 27, 2016, and went Home to be with his Saviour. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 6:00pm and 8:00pm on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, December 2, 2016 at the COALDALE MENNONITE CHURCH, 2316 – 17 St., Coaldale, AB with Pastor Lillian Thompson officiating. *Due to severe allergies, please refrain from fragrances at Jack’s Memorial Service.* For those who wish, donations may be made in Jack’s memory to MCC Alberta, #210 – 2946 – 32 Street NE, Calgary AB T1Y 6J7.

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Iris J. Johnston

February 24, 1948 –

November 22, 2016

Iris Johnston of Lethbridge, passed quietly into the night of November 22, 2016. She was a kind and thoughtful person, always ready to offer help, initiate laughter and provide a good home to needy animals. From childhood, Iris enjoyed sports and as an adult pitched for softball teams in Calgary, skipped curling and enjoyed kayaking, camping and walking trails. As a pharmacist, Iris worked across Alberta, BC and Saskatchewan and locally at Draffin’s and Loblaw’s pharmacies. Early in her career, Iris worked in North Battleford where she developed a lifelong respect for Native cultures, arts and philosophies. Iris was deeply committed to sharing and was a generous supporter of charities like SPCA, Nature Conservancy, Canadian Wildlife Federation, Operation Eyesight, Alzheimer’s and loyal contributor to her alma mater, the U. of Saskatchewan. She was blessed with a green thumb and grew a lovely garden and healthy house plants. Iris was happiest in the garden, weeding, nurturing and carefully experimenting with the best techniques for producing rich compost to feed her green projects. Iris lived a fine and varied life cut all too short by cancer. She is predeceased by her mother (Henrietta Thurston), father (William Johnston) and Brother Doug, survived by brothers Gerald (Hettie), Carl (Karen) and Denny (Barb), as well as numerous much loved nieces and nephews and her partner, Nicola Miller. A Celebration of Iris’ Life will be held at a later date and this summer her ashes will be showered on the family farm near Rosetown, Saskatchewan.

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James Roy Maxwell

1946 – 2016

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Jim Maxwell, who died peacefully surrounded by his family on November 17th, at the age of 70 years. He is dearly missed by his wife Warna Maxwell of 41 years; daughter Jenn Hodgson; son Jimmy (Tashya) Maxwell; grandchildren Ethan, Brooklyn, Mara, Ewan, and Xander; brother Dave (Sue) Maxwell; Neices, Nephews their spouses and children.

While we are grateful to many; our special thanks go to the wonderful staff at the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute for their exemplary care and compassion over the past several weeks.

A Visitation will be held in Edmonton between 5:00pm and 9:00pm on Friday, December 2, 2016 at the SOUTH SIDE MEMORIAL CHAPEL (8310 – 104 Street, Edmonton).

A Memorial and Masonic Service will be held at 3:30pm on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at SOUTHMINISTER – STEINHAUER UNITED CHURCH (10740 – 19 Avenue, Edmonton).

A Secondary Viewing will be held in Lethbridge, Alberta between 5:00pm and 9:00pm on Sunday, December 4, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL (610 – 4 Street, South, Lethbridge)

A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00am on Monday, December 5, 2016 at the MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY (1210 Scenic Drive South, Lethbridge).

Those who wish, Memorial Donations may be made to the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute (8440 – 112 Street, N.W. Edmonton, AB T6G 2B7) or Masonic Higher Education Bursary Fund (330 – 12 Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta T2R 0H2)

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MAX RICHARD KURZE, beloved husband of Kathy, passed away on Sunday, November 27, 2016 at the age of 88 years.

Max loved his family. He is survived by his daughters: Doreen (Ed) and Cheri, sons Ernie, Robert and Richard (Judy), stepdaughters Tammy (Tim) and Cheryl, siblings Doreen (Don) and Michael (Doreen) as well as many grandchildren, great- grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Max was predeceased by his daughter Wendy (George) and sister Margaret (Neil).

A Funeral Service will be held at ST. ANDREW’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 1818 – 5th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Hugh Jack officiating. Reception to follow in the church hall.

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

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Logan Tait

1934 – 2016

Mr. Logan Tait passed away on Monday, November 28, 2016 at the age of 82 years. Logan was born in Vancouver on November 21, 1934. He graduated from Kitsilano high school in 1952 and married Janet Warcup in 1954. Logan earned a bachelor of commerce degree from UBC, and went on to pursue his chartered accountant designation with distinction in 1960. Logan’s love of sports brought him to Lethbridge in 1960. He played basketball for the Lethbridge Broders and Lethbridge Nationals for three years. He won 14 Canadian championships as a player in soccer, basketball, and racquetball in addition to numerous Provincial titles. He represented Canada at five international basketball competitions including the Pan Am and World Games. In addition to being a player, Logan coached basketball at both the University of Lethbridge and Lethbridge College. Some of his career highlights included beating Russia at the World Games in Chile in 1959, finishing second to the US at the World Games in Manilla in 1963 and being honoured by having his picture on the cover of the Canadian Basketball Rule Book. He was always proud to wear his Team Canada uniform every Canada Day and still fit into it!! The passion and competitiveness Logan displayed as an athlete also served him very well in his professional career. He contributed to many successful business endeavours. He was an owner/operator of Schwartz Agencies from 1972-1981 and held numerous directorships and presidencies; serving as director of four different ATCO group companies and director of the Alberta Real Estate Insurance Exchange. He was president of Tait Management Services Ltd.; the Lethbridge and District Chartered Accountants Association; the Lethbridge, Alberta and Canada Real Estate Associations; and the International Real Estate Federation. Logan’s true business passion was his life-long commitment to serving the Hutterian Brethren, which he did with unparalleled effort and commitment from 1960 until his passing. He helped develop the rules of taxation that apply to Hutterite Colonies in Canada and constantly represented the Hutterite Community in business with a goal of fair and equal treatment. He was a tireless advocate and developed a reputation as a trusted friend and advisor to Hutterites across the country. Logan and his family merged his accounting practice with MNP in 1999 and he leaves a passion for excellence and servitude to the Hutterian Brethren as a legacy to the firm and its team members. Logan was an active supporter of our community. He and his wife Jan were the first honourary chair couple of The U of L Festival of Art and Song. Logan was a former member of the Faculty of Management’s advisory council, and The U of L capital development campaign. In addition to supporting the U of L, he contributed to Lethbridge College as a member of their board of governors and their president’s advisory committee. Logan was also the president of the Henderson Lake Golf Club, the Chinook Club, the 1981 Alberta Summer Games, and former treasurer of the YMCA. Logan received many distinguished awards and honours. In 1986, he was awarded a Fellow of Chartered Accountants. In 1990, he was honoured as Canada’s Distinguished Realtor of the Year and in 1992 he received the Canada Commemorative Medal–125th Anniversary of Confederation in recognition of his significant contribution to compatriots, community and to Canada. Logan is an honourary life member of the Lethbridge and Canadian Real Estate Associations, and is recognized in the Lethbridge and Alberta Sport Halls of Fame. Logan was predeceased by his wife of 41 years Janet Tait, in 1995 and his second wife, Jo, in 2002; his parents Dr. Robert and Winnie Miller-Tait; two sisters Margaret and Winnie; and two brothers Bill and Bob. Logan will be dearly missed and fondly remembered by his partner of the past 13 years, Barbara Devine; his children and his grandchildren. He is survived by his two sons Bruce Tait (Donna) and Gord Tait (Michelle); and his daughter Jennifer Spriddle (Dean); along with his seven grandchildren Kelleen, Greg (Kassandra), Danielle (Jared), Dylan (Kendra), and Kevin Tait, and Devon and Lachlan Spriddle; and one brother Malcolm (Myrna) Tait of Scarborough Ontario; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Logan was kind and he possessed a witty sense of humour. He was a good friend to many and he exemplified true sportsmanship. Logan often summed up his attitude with a 10 word, 20 letter saying… “If it is to be, it is up to me.” A Celebration of Logan’s Life will be held at 11:00am on Monday, December 5, 2016 at the SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH, 1011-4 Ave., S., Lethbridge, Alberta, with Reverend James Grunden, officiating. A Private Family inurnment will be held prior in the Mountain View Cemetery. Those who wish, memorial donations may be made to Family Centre Society of Southern Alberta (Suite 225, 200 4 Avenue South, Lethbridge AB T1J 4C9) or to KidSport (1001 3 Avenue South, Lethbridge AB T1J 0J3)

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A 30-year resident of Lethbridge, Michel died suddenly at his home on November 26, 2016. His loss will be mourned by all who knew him. A celebration of Michel’s life will be held in Lethbridge next spring.


Gilbert Provost, beloved husband of the Late Viola Provost passed away on November 29, 2016 at the age of 72 Years.

A family service will be held at 5:00 P.M. on December 4, 2016 at Eden’s Funeral Home, 2424 5th Ave, Fort Macleod, AB followed by a wake service at 7:00 P.M. at Gilbert’s Residence.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on December 6, 2016 at the Piikani Community Hall with Reverend Roy Jayamaha Officiating. Burial will be held at Sacred Heart Cemetery with Feast to follow at the Community Hall.


PAT ROOSE, of Lethbridge, passed away at home, on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at the age of 73 years.

He is the loving father of Lisa (Darren) Coon of Red Deer and their children Kiefer Chrusciel and Stevie Lee Chrusciel (Kevin See); Laura Stocker of Raymond and her children Jessica (Martin) Hepp, Madison Stocker (Ryan Dovell), Marissa Stocker and Colby Stocker; Jana Roose of Ponoka and her children Tory O’Connor and Morgan Halvorson (Zack Wiebe), and Deanna (Dwain) Balla of Calgary and their children Byran Balla, Myles Balla and Cassidy Balla. Pat is also survived by two brothers: Gus (Connie) Roose and Tim (Gayle) Roose as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Pat was predeceased by his parents Muriel and Teddy.

A Celebration of Pat’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 2:00 P.M.

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

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Henry Vandenberg

1982 – 2016

It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Henry Vandenberg of Coaldale, beloved husband of Mrs. Lydia Vandenberg and loving father to Natalie, Ashton, Shiloh and Elias, on Monday, November 28, 2016 at the age of 34 years. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am on Friday, December 2, 2016 at COALDALE CANADIAN REFORMED CHURCH, Highway 3 W, Coaldale, Alberta.

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Ada Van Egmond

1929 – 2016

Mrs. Ada Van Egmond of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Reel Van Egmond, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at the age of 87 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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