January 16th, 2021

THURSDAY, December 15, 2016

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on December 16, 2016.


ELAINE ELNORA PETERSON MULHOLLAND, loving wife of David Mulholland, passed away Saturday December 10, 2016 at Claresholm Alberta with her husband and family at her side. She is survived by her husband, David F. Mulholland and children: David M. (Tracy) Mulholland, Ramona (Brinn) Granat, Jordan (Nicole) Mulholland, and Janna Mulholland. Grandchildren: Britlynn, Cohen, Addison, Steele, Alexis, Briggdon, Leighton, Zurie, Joshua, Austin, Asher. She is also survived by her brother, Grant Peterson, and sister Gail (Bill) Sweeney. She was predeceased by her parents Vern David Peterson and Clara Fanny Dahl, sister-in-law Freida Peterson, and her father and mother-in-law Melvin Gruwell Mulholland and Marjorie Elaine Litchfield. Elaine was born on August 4, 1948 in Lethbridge and raised in Welling, AB. She attended high school in both Magrath and Raymond. Elaine always knew that she would be a teacher. She obtained her Bachelor of Education from the University of Lethbridge. Elaine loved and had a remarkable talent for teaching. Whether it was teaching school, teaching in the church or teaching her children and grandchildren, she found teaching to be very rewarding. She taught school in Glendon, Milk River, Bow Island, Stavely, and Claresholm, AB. While teaching in Bow Island she met David and they moved to Claresholm, AB to farm. It was there that she raised her family, continued to teach, worked on the farm, and helped run the accounting business. Elaine was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She loved the Lord and served faithfully in in various callings. Her favourite calling was teaching and interacting with the youth. She also loved serving in the temple. She has had a profound impact on many through her countless hours of selfless service and teaching. Her example and courage will continue to be her legacy. Elaine, with her unconquerable spirit, was a cancer survivor for over 15 years. She is an inspiration to all as she bravely battled her illness. The viewing will be held on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, CLARESHOLM CHAPEL, 4924 3 St. E. Claresholm, AB at 10:00 a.m. followed by the interment. Friends may meet the family at the church from 11:00 to 11:45 a.m. followed by the funeral service at 12:00 noon. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Elaine’s name to the Jack Ady Cancer Centre, 960 19 St S., Lethbridge, AB T1J 1W5.

To send condolences, please visit http://www.generationsfh.ca

Peter Macht

1926 – 2016

Peter Macht of Coaldale, beloved husband of Johanna, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at the age of 90 years Prayers will be held at 7:00pm on Thursday December 15, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00am on Friday December 16, 2016 at ST. AMBROSE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1513 23rd Ave, Coaldale, AB, with Father Ian Gagne, celebrant. Interment to follow in the Coaldale Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish, memorial donations may be made to Jack Ady Cancer Centre, 960-19 St. S., Lethbridge, AB T1J 1W5.

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

Bob Bandstra

1946 – 2016

Isaiah 26:4 “Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock.”

Mr. Bob Bandstra of Lethbridge, devoted husband of Pat, passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on Monday, December 12, 2016 at the age of 70 years.

Bob was born on February 14, 1946 in Lioessens, Netherlands. He immigrated to Canada with his family at the age of 6. He spent the majority of his life trucking on the open road, enjoying every minute of it. The past 9 years he spent working with his sons in the trucking industry and being able to enjoy his evenings at home with his wife.

He was the youngest of his siblings John (+Annie), Jenny (Bill), Jim (Betty), +Herman (Henke), Mike (Jenny), Ann (Claude); and dear brother-in-law to Frances (Hank) and Wilma (Adrian); as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides his loving wife Pat, Bob is survived by his sons Rob (Patti), Ed (Lisa); his daughter Pam; grandchildren Kimberly (Darcy Slingerland), Amber (friend Daniel), Brandon, Michael, Josh, Daniel, and Danika; as well as great-grandchildren Riley and Colton.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 7:00pm and 8:00pm on Friday, December 16, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB.

A Celebration of Bob’s Life will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at ROC CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES, 1220 23rd Ave, Coaldale, AB., with Pastor Frank Harms, officiating.

A Private Family Interment will take place in the Royal View Cemetery.

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

Margaret Welsh

Nov. 15,1929 – Dec. 10, 2016

Margaret, beloved wife of the late John Welsh, formerly of Turin, Alberta, passed away peacefully at Vulcan Health Centre at the age of 87 years with her family at her side.

Margaret was born at Raymond, Alberta to Jack and Dorothy Adams. Margaret was raised and attended school at Fort Macleod. She continued her education at the Galt hospital in Lethbridge where she graduated as a Registered Nurse and continued working there until she met John. They were married Nov. 16, 1951 in Lethbridge and moved to the farm at Kipp where they raised their family of two girls and three boys. In 1969, they moved to the farm by Turin. Margaret worked hard alongside John on the farm until they moved to Vulcan in 2011.

Margaret enjoyed fishing, camping, travelling, gardening and times with family and friends. Together they enjoyed many winters in Yuma, Arizona and times at Moyie Lake, B.C. Margaret loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Margaret is survived by her children Jim (Cindy), Ken (Sherry), Carol (Brad) Paterson, Laurie (Shane) Mehlhaff and Melvin, 11 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers Jack (Barb) and Gordon (Florence) Adams, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Service Saturday Dec. 17, 2016 at 11 A.M. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Champion with Bishop Mark Ellis officiating.

Internment following the luncheon at Vulcan Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, tributes in Margaret’s memory can be made to Vulcan Community Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit Box 299, Vulcan T0L 2B0.

Arrangements in care of Vulcan Funeral Home.

Telephone 1-403-485-2633. E-mail condolences through


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