January 16th, 2021

THURSDAY, December 8, 2016

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on December 8, 2016.


CORINNE ARCHIBALD, beloved wife of the late Bruce Archibald, passed away suddenly on Sunday December 4, 2016 at the age of 67 years.

A Celebration of her life will be held at McKillop United Church, 2329 15 Ave S, Lethbridge, on Friday December 9th at 1:00 p.m., with Reverend Trevor Potter Officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please visit the Secret Santa for Seniors Tree, located inside the entrance to London Drugs (65, 1240 2a Ave North) to donate.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca

Ashley Bell-Thurlow

1984 – 2016

Mrs. Ashley Ann Bell-Thurlow passed away suddenly in Coaldale on Sunday, December 4, 2016 at the age of 32 years. Ashley was born March 8 1984 to Larry Bell and Shelly Klovnsky in Pincher Creek Alberta. She is survived by her best friend and father of her children, Scott Thurlow and their three beautiful daughters, Shayla, Maddison and Kenzley; her father Larry and wife Gloria Bell; her mother Shelly Klovnsky; siblings Cori Klovnsky, Joshua Bell, Dylan Taylor, Nikki Taylor and Melanie and husband Peter Ferreria; her grandparents Jean Bell, Clara Culp, Wilf and Marlene Klovnsky. Ashley will be missed by many nieces and nephews including Jordan, Mila, Lilly, Gaby and Grace as well numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Ashley was predeceased by grandfathers Al Bell and Wallace (Wally) Culp, and Roland MaGoon. A Celebration of Ashley’s Life will take place at 2:00pm on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at the SHAUGHNESSY COMMUNITY CENTRE, 133 3rd Street, Shaughnessy, AB.

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It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of my dear wife GLORIA PAULINE HERGET BURT, on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at the age of 73 years.

Friends may meet the family at the Legacy Funeral Home, ONLY on Friday, December 9th, 2016 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

The Funeral service will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, TEMPLE STREET CHAPEL on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. Interment in the Taylorville Cemetery.

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


KEN  DAHL, beloved husband of Helene Dahl of Lethbridge, AB, passed away at the Fort Macleod Extendicare on Friday, December 2, 2016 at the age of 76 years.

Along with Helene, his wife of 45 years, he is lovingly remembered by his daughter, Karen (Adam) Trail; honourary daughter Heidi (Simon) Landsman and their children, Colby and Adanna; numerous nieces and nephews; as well as many four-legged fur grandkids.

Ken was predeceased by his parents, three sisters and two brothers.

Ken was a tremendous influence for many and will be dearly missed by all who knew him; he held everyone very close to his heart.

A Celebration of Ken’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, December 9, 2016 at 2:00 P.M.

In memory of Ken, donations are gratefully accepted at Tim Horton’s Children’s Foundation, Send Kids To Camp, RR#2, 264 Glen Morris Road East, St. George, Ontario, N0E 1N0.

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88 of Slave Lake, formerly

Calgary, Alberta

It is with deep sadness that the family of Dominik Gutowski announce his peaceful passing on December 3, 2016 in the Slave Lake Health Centre with his family at his side. Long-time resident of Calgary he spent his life working with his hands in carpentry for the petroleum industry.

Survived by his wife of 64 years Lilli (Jungling); his loving sons Tommy (Roban) of Kentville, NS; and Bernard (Lana) of Slave Lake, AB. His legacy continues through his grandchildren Stephanie, Michael, Kiah, Jenna, Garrett, Julianne and Katharine. Great grandson Robert.

Predeceased by his parents Regina and Michal Gutowski. Also survived by his two Sisters and their families

Cremation has taken place and a private Family Celebration of Life will take place in Slave Lake.

Donations are to be forwarded to the Alzheimer Society of Alberta.

Arrangements under the care of Chapel of Memories Ltd, Slave Lake, AB, 780-849-5433.

Elsie Irene Lee

1937 – 2016

Mrs. Elsie Irene Lee of Magrath, beloved wife of the late Mr. Saylor Lee, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at the age of 79 years. Elsie loved quilting and enjoyed carpet bowling, playing cards, camping, and spending time at the Seniors Centre in Magrath. Elsie is survived by her son Donald (Annette) Lee, son Kevin (Jenny) Lee, daughter Betty Lalande, daughter Lezlie Neissen, daughter Peggy (Albert) Hebig, son Saylor Lee Jr., thirteen grandchildren, thirty-one great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her daughters Linda and Cheryl Lee. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm on Monday, December 12, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4th St. S., Lethbridge, AB, with Pastor Jeremy Richert, officiating. Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Jack Ady Cancer, 1A129, 960-19 Street South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 1W5

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Gerald Smith (MIISINSSKIOHIINII – Badger Necklace) beloved husband of Martha Smith passed away on December 2, 2016 at the age of 75 years.

He leaves to mourn, his loving wife of 50 years Martha Smith, his children Annette (Bryant) Bad Eagle, Dolly (Nigel) Provost, Jake (Karen) Smith. His pride and joy was his grandchildren Jerry, Wacey and Jessica Bad Eagle, Raylen and Jeter Provost, Carlene Smith, and Abigail Smith. Gerald is also survived by his sisters Rose (Dennis) Pard, Beatrice Little Mustache, Gertrude Smith, Margaret Devine and brother Merle (Elizabeth) Smith. He is also survived by his adopted children Brian Bastien and Elizabeth Big Swan, adopted families; Howard Beebe Sr. and the Water Chiefs, and his adopted grandchildren Breanna, Tyson Jr, and Tyanna Small Legs.

Gerald was predeceased by his parents Nick and Agnes Smith, his son Garry Smith, and brother Leo Smith.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 A.M. on December 9, 2016 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Brocket, AB, with Reverend Roy Jayamaha Officiating. Burial at Brocket Cemetery.


The children of Edna Marie Kennedy sadly announce the passing of our Mother, Edna Marie Kennedy, December 02, 2016 in Victoria BC. Mom was born in the small town of Beaver Mines Alberta on February 13, 1929 and grew up in Lethbridge Alberta, where she met & married her husband Bill. Together they had 7 children; Ted, Laurel (Bert), Rod (Jan), Dianne, Bill (Cynthia), Patrick (Edda); 13 beautiful Grandchildren, Candice, Janis, Carole, Kathleen, Steven, Christina, Clifford, Christina, Jessica, Alannah, Sofia, Isabella & Luca, and 8 Great-grandchildren. Mom was predeceased by her infant daughter, Barbara and her loving husband Bill.

Mom is also survived by her youngest sister Bernice, sisters in law, Barbara and Zelda, close family friend Joe, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Mom was a strong, pragmatic loving woman and a loyal wife. Her Faith carried her through many a storm. Working together, both our parents were instrumental in creating, and maintaining a large, strong, close-knit and ever growing family. They provided us the essentials to survive and flourish in life; love, grace, compassion, strength of character and always, a sense of humour. The passing of our Mother, closes a chapter in the Kennedy family story, but leaves so much, yet to be written. We will miss you Mom, give Dad and Barbara a big kiss and hug from us all.

A funeral mass and Celebration of Life will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Victoria, Friday, December 9, 2016 at 12PM. Private Family Internment.


BLAIR PATRICK LIPTAK passed away on December 3, 2016 at the age of 38 years.

Blair was born on June 7, 1978 in Lethbridge to parents Pat and Shirley. Blair was schooled in Lethbridge, AB and graduated from high school in 1996. He started work at Marshall Auto Wreckers and then went on to manage Hepps Automotives.

Blair enjoyed several hobbies growing up, such as dirt biking, quadding, BMX racing, camping, fishing, and hunting. He was a very talented mechanic and enjoyed working on and rebuilding vehicles.

He had a kind heart and would help anyone; his door was always open. He enjoyed spending time with friends and family.

Blair was predeceased by his mother Shirley.

He will be remembered and deeply missed by his father Pat, brother Craig (Pam), nephew Braden, niece Lauren, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Despite all the challenges Blair faced in his life, he remained fiercely independent and lived life to the fullest. He enriched the lives of all around him.

A Celebration of Blair’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 1:00 P.M.

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Eldred Alfred Lowe, 84, of Pincher Creek passed away peacefully at the Pincher Creek Health Center with family by his side on December 5, 2016.

Eldred was born March 5,1932 in Albright, Alberta to Chester and Thelma Lowe. He is survived by his wife Eva Campbell; his four sons, Rick, Randy (Lori), Brad (Jeannie), David (Sheila); 8 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; sisters Audrey (Gordon) and Shirley; brother Ronnie (Elaine); sister-in-law Jennie; Eva’s sons Barry and Jim; daughter Cheryl (Greg) and their two children; as well as many loving nieces, nephews and other relatives. He was predeceased by his first wife, Gladys; daughter-in-law Debbie; and brother Darcy.

Eldred was first and foremost a very proud father, grandfather and great grandfather.

After finishing school, he moved north to work in the mines but wanting to be closer to home and family he moved back to Vegreville and started farming. After just a few years farming, he decided that working for UGG as a grain buyer and the steady pay cheque to help raise his family was a much better fit. He moved to postings at Heinsburg, Mannville, Grande Prairie and Lethbridge. Then in 1971 he settled his family in Pincher Creek as the Co-operators Insurance agent. Dad enjoyed volunteering in the community in countless ways, with the Heritage Acres elevator being a particular passion. He served on many boards including the United Church board and had a term as Mayor of Pincher Creek when he was honored by the Peigan Nation with the traditional name of “White Buffalo”. Dad was always willing to lend a hand where needed.

Dad was a dedicated father of four boys that loved to play hockey and he followed and supported each one of them either as a coach or a cheering parent. He was a very kind, considerate and patient man whom we admired very much. He was truly a wonderful mentor to us all and we will miss him dearly.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, December 10, 2016, at the Pincher Creek United Church, 972 Police Ave, Pincher Creek, AB T0K 1W0

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Pincher Creek United Church Endowment Fund, P.O. Box 667, Pincher Creek, AB T0K 1W0 or Windy Slopes Health Foundation, P.O. Box 2554, Pincher Creek, AB T0K 1W0


BEN ROYCE OLSEN, long time resident of Mountain View, Alberta passed away peacefully at home near Waterton Lakes National Park on Monday, December 5, 2016 at the age of 84 years – just 12 days before his birthday.

Ben married Mary Georgean Caldwell of Hill Spring on July 22, 1954 and chose to raise their family along the Crooked Creek near Waterton Park.

Friends can meet the family from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at the Legacy Funeral Home in Cardston or from 9:45 am to 10:45 am prior to the Service.

The Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, December 9, 2016 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Mountain View. Interment to follow in the Mountain View Cemetery, Mountain View, Alberta.

The family extends appreciation for the many acts of kindness and expressions of love received at this time.

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


GERALDINE GENEVIEVE PARFITT, beloved daughter of the late Maurice & Mary Helene, passed away peacefully in Lethbridge, on Friday, December 2nd, 2016.

A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at ST. BASILS CATHOLIC CHURCH – 604 13th Street North, Lethbridge, AB on Thursday, December 8th, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Lukas Drapal Celebrating.

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Peter Macht

1926 – 2016

Mr. Peter Macht of Coaldale, beloved husband of Johanna Macht, passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Care Centre on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at the age of 90 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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