January 20th, 2021

MONDAY, December 19, 2016

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on December 19, 2016.

Craig Frieburg

1956 – 2016

Mr. Craig Frieburg of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Dawn Frieburg, passed away suddenly in Lethbridge, on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at the age of 60 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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Dorothy Robinson

1938 – 2016

Mrs. Dorothy Robinson of Lethbridge, passed away on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at the age of 78 years.

Dorothy was born on October 4, 1938 in Angusville MB the second of three girls born to Scotty and Audrey Ferguson. Dorothy spent her primary years in Angusville, Winnipeg and Russell, Manitoba. She had several interesting stories about her sister, Ena and herself during their time in Winnipeg during the war. Dorothy met Alan in high school. Following their marriage, they farmed with Alan’s parents (Norman and Mary) in the Ingleside region of SK. In the spring of 1958, they moved their young family to Churchill MB. They returned from the North to Russell and soon after began their life with Federated Co-op. This involved ten relocations throughout Manitoba and Saskatchewan in her adult life.

Dorothy was a dedicated homemaker, mother, wife and hostess. Throughout her life, family was her priority. She was always willing to care for, clean for, or cook for her children and grandchildren. Her home was always open to friends with the fragrance of fresh homemade buns or other baked delights filling the air. She enjoyed participating small town community events. As a young mother, she loved spending time at Silver Beach with extended family. In the 70s, Tobin Lake became her second home in the summer. She loved having the children and grandchildren visit in the summer. Her later years in Columbia Assisted Living were physically demanding as she dealt with the chronic pain and diminishing mobility from osteoarthritis.

Dorothy has left to mourn three daughters and one son: Wendy (Charlie) Kindzierski of Airdrie, AB; Kim Barks of Saskatoon SK; Robin Robinson of Toronto, ON; Scot (Heather) Robinson of Kelowna, BC. Dorothy is survived by her sister, Joy Roden of Rocanville, SK and brother-in-law Ken Flett of Cobble Hill, BC.

Dorothy is survived by six grandchildren and four great grandsons: Robert (Kim) Kindzierski and their sons Evan and William; Tracy (Rob) Freiman and their sons Dominic and Benjamin; Brooks (Neala) Barks and their son Andrik; Lindsay (Jim) Monier-Williams and their son Sol; Kaitlin and Bailey Robinson of Winnipeg, MB. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Dorothy was predeceased by Alan Robinson, an infant son Bradley, her parents Scotty and Audrey Ferguson, her sister Ena Flett and her brother-in-law Bob Roden.

A Celebration of Life has been held.

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FISHER, Mary Margaret

(nee Margonari)

August 29, 1930 – December 15, 2016

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mary Fisher, at the age of 86 after a short illness on December 15, 2016. She is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, Arthur Fisher, son Gary Fisher and his wife, Jean Wilson, granddaughter, Melanie Corrigall (Keiran), grandson David Fisher, great-grandchildren, Aria and Ember Corrigall, dear nieces Michele and Trinity Margo, brother in-law, Ken Fisher of Rodney, ON and numerous nieces and nephews in Ontario and Italy. She was predeceased by her parents, Pietro and Valeria Margonari and her dear brother Primo Margo. Mary was born in Coalhurst, AB on August 29, 1930. Mary had a successful career as a stenographer in both Calgary and Lethbridge, retiring at age 55. Mary loved travelling, going on day trips with several seniors clubs, reading, camping and especially photographing beautiful flowers. Thank you to the staff and volunteers of Carewest Sarcee Hospice. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at Mountain View Funeral Home (1605 100 Street SE, Calgary, AB) on Monday, December 19, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel of Mountain View Funeral Home on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.

To express condolences, please visit http://www.mountainviewmemorial.ca


A giant oak has fallen. LEO DEAN GREGSON passed away on December 13, 2016 at at the age of 87 years. Dean was born in Cardston, AB on August 1st, 1929 to Thomas Thaddeus and Cordelia Smith Gregson. Dean married Olive Joyce Ellison on April 22nd, 1953 in the Cardston Alberta Temple. Dean and Joyce met playing high school basketball and have been together ever since. Dean spent the first fourteen years of his life living on the Blood Indian Reservation and always had a great friendship with the native people. He enjoyed basketball, motorcycles, ranching, farming and trains. Dean and Joyce always had an open door for anyone who needed a home. Most of all he loved the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Dean served a mission in Sydney, Australia before marrying Joyce and then they served missions together in Seoul, Korea and Nairobi, Kenya. His knowledge of the gospel blessed many lives and he wanted everyone to love it as much as he did. He was a bold proclaimer of the truth. Dean and Joyce were called as temple workers in the Cardston Alberta Temple in 1980 and served there for 34 years. He spent three years in the temple presidency and 33 years as a temple sealer.

Dean loved his family and would do anything to make their lives better. He is survived by his wife Joyce; children Michael Gregson Ryan (Sharon) of Burlington, ON, Deborah (Paul) of Yuba City, CA, Kathryn of Magrath,

and Joanne (Jim) of Cardston. He has 24 grandchildren and 54 great

grandchildren. Dean was predeceased in death by a son, Jeffrey Thomas Gregson. Friends may meet the family only on Monday, December 19, 2016 at the Legacy Funeral Home in Cardston from 7:00 to 8:00 pm.

The Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Temple Street Chapel, Cardston, AB. Interment to follow in the Cardston Cemetery.

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

Margaret Maaren

1943 – 2016

Mrs. Margaret Maaren of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. George Maaren, passed away on Friday, December 16, 2016 at Good Samaritans Park Meadows at the age of 73 years.

A Celebration of Margaret’s Life will be held at 2:00pm on Thursday, December 22, 2016 at the SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH, (Buchanan Chapel), 1011 4 Ave., S., Lethbridge, with Reverend James Grunden officiating.

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Our Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother, MRS. ANNE TRATCH, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 15, 2016. She would have been 97 years young on December 20th. Anne was predeceased by her parents, Dmytro (Metronius) and Dora (Anastazia) Uhryn, her husband Walter (D. 11.07.90) her brothers John (Martha), Michael (Muriel), Morris (Marie), and William (Mildred). She is survived by: one brother Alex (Veronica) and two sisters, Jennifer Uhryn and Olga (Bill) Michalenko and sister-in-law Marie Uhryn; six children: Ken (Kathy), Ron (Carol), Larry, Sharon (Leo) VandenHeuvel, Jim (Pat), and Diane Tratch as well as 11 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

Anne had a gentle soul and loved all her children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews expressing great pride in their in their accomplishments. As newly married couples we could always visit Mom “Baba” and Dad “Guido” on a Sunday and know that breakfast and/or lunch would be on the table to feed all that visited. Her prepared dishes were always rich and tasty with cream and butter as was the Ukrainian way. She tried to share her traditional recipes with family but the final outcome never tasted quite as good as ‘Baba’s’. She loved to babysit her grandkids and several of them spent many a happy day in her company.

As the newly born grandchildren joined the gatherings, this family time was very special and a fond memory for all of us. Christmas, Easter and all special occasions such as birthdays and anniversaries were opportunities to gather and celebrate.

Mom was always proud of her vegetable and flower garden and loved to share this produce. The fresh strawberries and raspberries were always a very special and tasty treat.

After Dad’s passing, Mom spent several years alone in the Lethbridge home before moving to the Legion Terrace. After several more years of independent living she decided she required the comforts of assisted living and moved to Columbia House West where she was attended to very well.

She will be remembered with many fond memories by all her family and friends.

A private family Memorial Prayer Service will be held at Cornerstone Funeral Home with an inurnment to follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, friends and family are asked to make a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association – 740 4 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0N9.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com

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