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By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on December 12, 2016.

ABEN

AGATHA ABEN, beloved wife of the late Henry Aben, passed away suddenly at her home in Lethbridge on Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 at the age of 79 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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Denise Calpas (Skretting)

1963 – 2016

Mrs. Denise Jean Calpas of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. Bryan Calpas, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at the age of 53 years. Denise was born in Lethbridge and spent the majority of her life here. She graduated from the Lethbridge Community College and received a diploma in Applied Arts in 1984. She was employed at London Drugs for a number of years until illness forced her to quit. Denise loved all animals, especially horses and cats, and adopted many strays over the years. She loved to read, puzzles, music and singing, paint by numbers, and colouring. She was a prolific writer and left many binders of poems, quotes and stories. She loved photography and won many awards. Denise was very giving and supportive and loved to laugh. Besides her loving husband Bryan, Denise will be remembered and dearly missed by her mother Dianne Skretting; her sister Karyn Jarvis-Mehrer (Jeff); her brothers Danny Skretting (Lisa); and Jeremy Reirson; special nephew Tyler Jarvis; and nieces Chelsea Jarvis and Shyla Caldwell (Keith). She is also survived by Bryan’s family, mother and father-in-laws John and Juli Calpas; brother-in laws Greg (Suzane), Loren, Ron and Ken Calpas. Denise was predeceased by her grandparents Grandma Julie, Hans and Mary Skretting; brother in law Ken Jarvis; her dog Utah; her cat Greyson and many other animals that went before them. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 1:00pm and 2:00pm on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00pm on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL. As per the family’s wishes, please dress casual for the service. Denise battled many illnesses over the years including Breast Cancer. She fought through them all but could no longer fight. We know now that she is finally free of pain. Rest in Peace our dear Denise, we will miss your beautiful loving soul. This is not goodbye- we will meet again. Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish, memorial donations in Denise’s name may be made to Last Chance Cat Ranch, Box 30025, Park Place Lethbridge AB T1J 1X3

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MAXINE EASTHOPE

1935 – 2016

Maxine Easthope passed away December 5th, 2016 at the age of 81.

Maxine Barbara Dixon, born July 23, 1935 in Penticton, BC, spent her childhood in BC and Manitoba. She moved to Taber where she met Owen Easthope who she married in 1954. They lived on acreage near Calgary until Owen’s retirement, then moved to Canal Flats, BC. After Owen’s passing, Maxine moved to Cardston to be closer to family.

Maxine was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in various callings. With Owen she served two missions – a church service mission in Western Canada and as full-time missionaries in Mexico.

As a Cub leader, Maxine positively influenced the lives of thousands of young boys as their adored “Akela”. She trained many adults as well while in Scouting for more than 50 years. She and Owen created a camp at their acreage and there taught her family, her Cubs, leaders and many others all about camping and the outdoors. She earned Scouts Canada outstanding service awards including the Award for Fortitude and the Lifetime Achievement award.

Maxine was hardworking, colourful, generous, adventurous and a preparedness guru. She possesed a wonderful sense of humor, enjoyed sports and music, and absolutely loved her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great, great grandchildren, who all have fond memories of her famous piñatas, obstacle courses and zip lines, and how she taught them how to swim, snowshoe, water-ski, fish, or drive a boat.

Maxine is survived by her loving husband Dale Lowry, her sister Heather (Thom) Kennedy, her children Linda (Brent) King, Karen Easthope, Glen (Vickey) Easthope, Debra Zemp, Mark (Kathryn) Easthope, John (Linda) Easthope, Shawna (Dale) Easthope, 48 grandchildren, 82 great- grandchildren and 3 great, great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her first husband Owen, her parents Reginald Dixon and Edith Beck, her brother Barry Dixon and her grandson Steven King.

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

Friends may meet the family on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at the Legacy Funeral Home in Cardston from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm or at the church from 8:45 to 9:45 am prior to the Service.

The Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, December 16, 2016 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Cardston Alberta Stake Center, located at 338 5th Ave E. Interment to follow in the Queen’s Park Cemetery, Calgary.

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

LEGACY FUNERAL HOMES LTD., CARDSTON Assisting the Family. Phone 403-653-3222.


Eldon Westling

1924 – 2016

Mr. Eldon Westling of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Verna Westling, passed away at Fairmont Extendicare on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at the age of 92 years. Eldon was employed by MCGavins Bakery for 35 years in Cranbrook, B.C. and Lethbridge before retiring in 1984.He was an avid bowler and golver, and volunteered for several organizations. Eldon is survived by his 3 sons Ron (Lillian) Westling, Murray (Gale) Westling, and Greg (Monica) Westling; 2 daughters Sandra Hunt and Janyce Sudo; 17 grandchildren; 21 great- grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild. Besides his loving wife Verna, Eldon was predeceased by his parents Frank and Neta; his son David; son-in-law Don Hunt; 3 brothers; and 1 sister. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am on Monday, December 12, 2016 at MCKILLOP UNITED CHURCH, 2329 15 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB, with Reverend Trevor Potter officiating. A Private Family Interment to follow in the Archmount Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorial donations may be made in Eldon’s name to the charity of one’s choice.

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Elizabeth “Betty” McCollum

1923 – 2016

Mrs. Elizabeth “Betty” McCollum of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Eldon McCollum, passed away at Fairmont Extendicare on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at the age of 93 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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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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LIPTAK

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

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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SHADE

AUSTIN COOPER WYATT SHADE passed away on the Blood Reserve on December 3rd, 2016 at the age of 26 years.

A Family Service will be at Legacy Funeral Home on Sunday, Dec. 11th at 4:00 p.m.The Wake Service will be at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Sunday,Dec. 11th from 6:00 to 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be at the Senator Gladstone Hall on Monday, Dec. 12th at 12:00 Noon. Interment in St. Paul’s Cemetery.

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


SHADE

MARILYN CHARLOTTE SHADE passed away on the Blood Reserve on December 3rd, 2016 at the age of 51 years.

A Family Service will be at Legacy Funeral Home on Sunday, Dec. 11th at 4:00 p.m.The Wake Service will be at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Sunday,Dec. 11th from 6:00 to 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be at the Senator Gladstone Hall on Monday, Dec. 12th at 12:00 Noon. Interment in St. Paul’s Cemetery.

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


Virginia Rose Jones

1916 – 2016

Mrs. Virginia Jones (nee Hirsche) of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. John Jones, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at the age of 100 years. Ginger had a wonderful life and spent the last 19 years honored as “Matriarch” of the Heritage Lodge in Lethbridge where she was treated with genuine kindness and respect by the residents and caring staff. She is survived by 2 daughters Charlene and Dianne (Bob); her son Jim (Ginger) and numerous grandchildren and great- grandchildren. Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Green Acres Foundation on behalf of the Heritage Lodge, 601 6 St S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 2E4 A Private Family Interment will be held in the spring of 2017. May she rest in peace forever.

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