January 20th, 2021

SATURDAY, December 17, 2016

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on December 19, 2016.


EUGENE ALBERT BRASSARD (Bud), passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at the age of 91 years.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of seventy-one years Elsie, his four children: Gladys Novak of Madison, Wisconsin, Wayne (Elizabeth) Brassard of Calgary, Dale (Brenda) Brassard of Calgary, and Trevor (Nancy) Brassard of Lethbridge. He is survived by eight grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, and sister Clara Beaudin of Innisfail, Alberta.

Bud was predeceased by his mother Lucienne and father Henri, five brothers and one sister.

Born in Bassano on January 12, 1925, Bud spent his early life in the Hussar area. He joined the RCAF during World War II, and after being discharged he met the love of his life, Elsie. They were married and settled in Lethbridge in 1946, where he worked in the Automotive Industry for 30 years. During the seventies, Bud and his wife started a small business, Elsie’s Confectionary, which they ran for ten years. They then moved to Magrath where they ran Family Billiards for ten years. In 2001 they retired and moved back to Lethbridge.

The family would like to extend thanks to the wonderful staff at Good Samaritans Society, Park Meadows Village, Cottage #1.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

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


LEONARD BULL CHILD, passed away at the Edith Cavell Care Centre, on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at the age of 69 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once 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. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB, with Pastor Rodger Halvorsen, officiating.

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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

Henning Jensen

July 14, 1924 –

November 19, 2016

Henning (Morfar) passed away at the age of 92 at Peter Lougheed Hospital on November 19, 2016 with family by his side. He was predeceased by his wife Else, daughters Anne, Jette and Randi and his great granddaughter Jessica.

He is survived by his children John Jensen, his son Sean and Devonee Mueller and three generations of grandchildren including Jimmie, his daughter Alecia Kerber and her son Liam, Debbie Hoopfer and her son Michael, Pia Holden and her daughter Olivia, Kelly McRae and her son Kolton, Lindsay Steptoe and her sons Hutson and Cade and Nelson McRae.

Henning immigrated to Canada in 1967 and worked at the Lethbridge Research station until retirement. Throughout his life he was an avid stamp collector and a member of the Lethbridge, Calgary and Edmonton Philatelic societies.

Henning was always a creative craftsman even late in life, refinishing furniture and fixing household items.

Henning will be missed by all that knew him.

No public service will be held per his wishes.

KLOEPPER January 10, 1924 – Norden, Germany December 14, 2016 – Lethbridge, Alberta

ERNST SIEBO KLOEPPER, of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Dora, passed away peacefully at the St. Michael’s Health Centre, on Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 at the age of 92 years.

Besides his loving wife of 68 years, he is survived by his children, Karl (Helen) Kloepper, Gesine Kloepper, Gordon (Donna) Kloepper, Harald (Kim Spencer) Kloepper, Alan (Angela) Kloepper and Irene (Rene) Kutzner. His memory is also cherished by his 14 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and extended family in Germany.

Ernst was a kind hearted and humble man who made everyone in his life special, especially his family members. He would have a unique relationship with each of his grand and great-grandchildren. To say he was gracious would be an understatement, he was thankful for everyone and everything in his life and was sure to personally let those know who have made a difference in his life. He will be deeply and eternally missed for the life lessons he has taught and legacy he has left behind. A Celebration of Ernst’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB. On Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor James Krause officiating. In lieu of flowers and in memory of Ernst, donations may be made to St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit, 1400 – 9th Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 4V1. The family would like to thank Dr. Shakkoor and the St. Michael’s Palliative Care team, as well express a most sincere thank you to Nathan Praud who took exceptional care of Ernst.

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


ANTON “TONY” MICHAEL KUNZ, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, December 16th, 2016 at the age of 82 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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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. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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Mary Gertrude “Trudy” Luco

(nee Patton) of Coalhurst, Alberta

Died November 23rd, 2016.

Predeceased by her husband, Joseph Luco. Received her RN nursing training at the Edmonton General Hospital. Was immensely proud of her service with the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corp, attaining the rank of Lieutenant Nursing Sister. In her nursing capacity, she travelled widely within Canada, but remained a Prairie girl at heart. ‘Chatelaine’ of her Lethbridge home and family, Trudy essentially lived the life of her choosing. She will be sadly missed by her family, and by the circle of friends who lovingly supported her on this transitional journey.

Randi Annette Shaw (nee Jensen)

August 20, 1948 – August 26, 2016

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our Mother. Randi was predeceased by her mother Else, her sisters Anne and Jette and granddaughter Jessica. She is survived by her father Henning, brother John, children Jimmie, Debbie and Pia, grandchildren Alecia, Michael and Olivia, great grandson Liam and her husband Jim.

Born in Gentofte, Denmark, Randi immigrated to Canada in the 1967. After having a family of her own and raising her children, she went back to school to gain the knowledge needed to start her own business as Owner of Belgium House Chocolatier in Calgary. She eventually sold her business to move to Vancouver with her husband where they retired together. Randi was very creative throughout her life with one of her later passions being creating hand-crafted cards.

Randi will be greatly missed but never forgotten.

Robert “Bob” Bandstra


Mr. Robert “Bob” Bandstra of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Pat Bandstra, passed away at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary on Monday, December 12, 2016 at the age of 70 years. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at ROC CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES, 1220 23rd Ave, Coaldale, AB. A Private Family Interment will take place in the Royal View Cemetery.

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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 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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