October 28th, 2020

FRIDAY, December 30, 2016


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on January 3, 2017.

ABEN

AGATHA “AGGIE” 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.

Aggie is survived by Dorothy (Richard) Shelson of Lethbridge, Arnold (Becky) Aben of Lethbridge, Alan (Yvonne) Aben of Edmonton, Bobby (Angie) Aben of Airdrie as well as 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by Bill (Martha) Overes of Lethbridge, Truus (Martin) Kleyn of the Netherlands, Hubert (Marge) Overes of Lethbridge, Audrey (Donald) Muyres of Forestburg, three sisters-in-law: Margaret Overes of Lethbridge, Eileen Overes of Kelowna, B.C. and Pietje Overes in Holland as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband Henry, her parents and granddaughter Olivia, as well as eight siblings.

Agatha was born in DeHoef, Holland on May 25, 1937. Her family immigrated to Canada in 1952 where she met Henry. They married in 1957 and together they lived and worked on a farm near Coalhurst, Alberta until 1972. They then moved to Lethbridge until the time of her passing. Aggie worked very hard raising four children and even found time to work outside the home at Zellers and McDonald’s.

She enjoyed gardening, sewing and many other types of needlework. Aggie’s most enjoyable thing to do was to bowl every Tuesday with her beloved friends. She was very generous with her time and energy and was always ready to help.

She was a long time member of the Assumption Catholic Women’s League and a past member of the Royal Canadian Legion of Coalhurst.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback, Celebrant.

In memory of Agatha, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, #204, 2323 – 32 Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB, T2E 6Z3 or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, P.O. Box 2211, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 4K7.

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BIRD-VOLD

ADALAIDE ‘BLAKELY’ MARGURITE BIRD-VOLD, our precious little angel was born sleeping on Friday December 23, 2016 at the Chinook Regional Hospital.

A Graveside Service will be held at ST. CATHERINE’S CEMETERY, Blood Reserve, Alberta on Friday, December 30, 2016 at 11:00 A.M with Father Pawel Andrasz, Celebrant, where Adalaide ‘Blakely’ Margurite will be returned to her Lord and Creator.

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Mervin “Merv” Brandt

1943 – 2016

Mr. Mervin “Merv” Brandt of Stafford Lake, beloved husband of Effie Brandt and of the late Irene Brandt, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at the age of 73 years.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 6:00pm and 7:00pm on Monday, January 2, 2017 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm on Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, with Deacon Ray Wagner officiating. Inurnment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

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ENS

HENRY ENS, beloved husband of the late Susan Ens, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Lethbridge Adaptacare on Wednesday, December 28th, 2016 at the age of 89 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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Angus Algate Erickson

1926 – 2016

Mr. Angus Algate Erickson passed away peacefully at the Milk River Long Term Care Center on Tuesday, December 27, 2016, just 3 days short of his 90th birthday.

He was born on December 30, 1926. Angus was raised and received his education at Masinasin, where he farmed with his parents until 1974 when they sold their farm to Elmer Wehlage and moved to Milk River, because of his mother’s ailing health. Angus took very good care of his parents all their lives.

He worked for the town of Milk River for 7 years when he retired. While living in Milk River, Angus spent a lot of time on, and was very proud of, his beautiful lawn and flowers.

After his Dad’s death, he came out and helped David and Wanda with the farming and children, and enjoyed every minute of it. It’s still not clear whether he adopted them or they adopted him, but he was there for every single event and holiday.

Angus was Grandpa Angus to the Erickson kids. He did enjoy traveling every fall, with bus tours and a trip to Hawaii. In 1998, Angus met Peggy Miller and they were inseparable. Even after he could no longer help with farming, he and Peggy would drive out and park in the corner of a field at seeding, spraying and harvest to just check on progress. He and Peggy both moved to the lodge in 2008. He was heart-broken when Peggy was sent to Long Term Care in Raymond. Angus’ mobility got to the point he couldn’t walk and was moved to Extended Care in April of 2016 where he resided until his passing.

He was active in the United Church Choir and various projects. Angus received his 60 year medals and certificate with the Masonic Lodge in November with great pride, and he was very proud of the fact he was in the Mueller Band, where he played for many dances. Angus had the amazing ability to remember everything and everyone, right down to the dates. He was such a gentle soul and everyone that met him fell in love with him. Angus brought a calm kindness to anyone he met and he will be missed dearly.

He was predeceased by his parents Walter and Ina Erickson; his brothers Donald and Bill Erickson; and his sister Lillian and her husband Joe Szarko.

A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at ST. PAULS UNITED CHURCH, 201 Second St. Northeast, Milk River, AB.

Interment to follow in the Milk River Cemetery.

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Donald “Don” Farrington

1930-2016

Mr. Donald “Don” Farrington of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Matilda Farrington, passed away at St. Therese Villa on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at the age of 86 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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MARY “MARIA” FREY

Sadly, Mom passed away on December 23, 2016 at the age of 94 at Good Samaritans Park Meadows Lethbridge, AB.

Mom will be lovingly remembered by her family, sons Gary (Rosemary) Beal of Winnipeg, MB, and Jeffery (Nancy) Beal of Lethbridge, AB, Grandchildren Lonnie Beal of Slave Lake, Jeffrey (Kimberly) Beal of Calgary, AB, Jud (Vanessa) Beal of Lethbridge, AB, Patrick (Cheryl) Beal of Winnipeg, MB and Justine of Winnipeg, MB, Great-grandchildren Amara, Mia, Dani, Quinn, Declan, Rowan and Isaak.

She will also be remembered by her special nieces Sandra, Leah, Marlene, Lei, Sandy and Delores, nephews Allan, Eric, Irvin, Clifford, Kelly and sister-and-law Olga Lungul.

Mary was the daughter of Georgii and Anna Lungul of the Drobot Parrish region in Saskatchewan. She was predeceased by husbands Frank Beal and Edward Frey, also 14 siblings and other nieces and nephews.

Her life journey included cooking for the HBM&S Electrical linemen’s crew, working as a hair dresser and also as a matron for the RCMP. Mom loved to bowl, play shuffleboard and read until her eyesight failed her. Mom loved to cook for her family, the favourites being cabbage rolls, perogies and borscht.

At Mom’s request, there will be no funeral; there will be a family Memorial at a later date.

The family would like to thank the staff and volunteers at Good Samaritans Park Meadows Lodge for the loving care she received while enjoying singing her favourite songs to everyone.

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HEALY

BUDDY LANE HEALY passed away in Lethbridge on December 24th, 2016 at the age of 28 years.

A Wake Service will be at the Old Agency Community Hall, Blood Reserve on Monday, January 2nd from 6:00 p.m. continuing all night. The Funeral Service will be at the Old Agency Community Hall on Tuesday, January 3rd at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the One Spot Cemetery.

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John Edward Williams

1934 – 2016

Mr. John Edward Williams of Lethbridge, passed away at the Edith Cavell Care Centre on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at the age of 82 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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Louise Bullis

1927-2016

Mrs. Louise Bullis, beloved wife of the late Juan Bullis, passed away at the Coaldale Health Centre on Sunday, December 25, 2016 at the age of 89 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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Mary McTavish

1916 – 2016

Mrs. Mary Stewart McTavish passed away peacefully at St. Therese Villa in Lethbridge, Alberta on Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25, 2016 at the age of 100 years.

Mary was predeceased by her loving husband Dr. J. Edward McTavish, her parents the Rev. Dr. Percy Norman and Margaret Murray, her brother Hugh and Sister Eleanor.

Mary was born in Moose Jaw Saskatchewan on July 23, 1916. Her and her family moved around frequently as her father was a minister of the church. She spent the first two years of her life in Dummer, Saskatchewan. The family lived there until they moved to Killarney, Manitoba. Mary received her early education in Glenboro, Elgin and Boissevain before attending Brandon College, graduating in 1938. Following graduation she worked for the Federal Department of Agriculture in the Seed Testing Lab in Winnipeg during the winter, alternating with the Entomology Lab in Brandon during their busy season in the summer. As war production was stepped up, Mary left the Seed Lab in favour of the Control Lab at the munitions plant in Transcona. It was during this time that Ed and Mary were married in 1943. Ed was still a medical student and Mary was making Cordite. After Ed was discharged from the army, the McTavish’s moved to Bonnyville, Alberta. During their time in Bonnyville their daughter Marilyn was born. The family returned to Winnipeg for two years and their final move was to Lethbridge in 1951 where they called Lethbridge home for over sixty years.

After the move to Lethbridge, Mary worked with Ed in his office as a receptionist, bookkeeper and lab technician until retiring to become a housewife.

Mary was a life member of the Southminster United Church Women – Chinook Unit, served on the Y.W.C.A. Board and was active in the University Woman’s Club and C.G.I.T. leadership. Travelling was a fun part of their life; be it by motorhome, plane, train or cruise ship.

Mary is survived by her sister Alison (Eugene), daughter Marilyn and husband Larry, grandchildren; Stacie (Troy), Terry and Christie, great grandchildren; Carter, Kiera, Chloe, Syla and Dylan and numerous other nieces and nephews across Canada.

Mary was a gentle, loving and caring sister, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who will be greatly missed by all of us.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH, 1011 4 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, with Dr. Austin Fennell, officiating.

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OLSON

RITA MARGRETHE (NIELSEN) OLSON passed away at the Raymond Hospital on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at the age of 89 years.

Rita is the loving mother of 14 children: Jim (Theresa) of Raymond, Carol MacPherson of Regina, SK, Christopher Olson of Grande Prairie, AB, Elizabeth Norton of St. Thomas, ON, Kenneth (Rachel) Olson of Rockyford, AB, Nancy Andersen of Manning, AB, Susanne Mills of Victoria, BC, Wendy (Chris) Wilcox of St. George, UT, Nicholas Olson of Raymond, Laurie (Rhea) Olson of Tees, AB, Jennifer Jeffries (Dr. Ken Der) of Edmonton, AB, Karen Vreeling (Trenton Stierle) of Edmonton, AB, Valerie (Kevin) Ashmore of Whitecourt, AB and Colleen Young of Sharon, ON as well as by 39 grandchildren and 55 great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by her brother Kaj Nielsen (99) of Melfort, SK. Rita was predeceased by her oldest sibling Erna Nielsen (1 1/2) of Denmark.

A Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, TAYLOR STREET CHAPEL, 221 N, 400 W in Raymond, on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. with Bishop Corry Tolman officiating.

Friends may meet the family prior to the service at the church from 2:00 – 2:45 p.m.

Interment in Temple Hill Cemetery.

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


Andrew “Andy” Ponech

1925-2016

Mr. Andrew “Andy” Ponech of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Evelyn Ponech, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at the age of 91 years.

Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Services.

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POOLE

Catherine “Cathy” Margaret Poole of Bow Island, passed away on Tuesday, December 27, 2016, at the age of 84 years, beloved wife of the late William “Bill” Poole. She leaves to cherish her memory four children, Noel Doherty, George (Debbie) Poole, Stewart (Cheryl) Poole and Linda (Calvin) Dyck; her son-in-law Larry Doherty, ten grandchildren, Stephanie (Robert) children Ava & Oliver, Michael (Leanne) children Brady & Connor, Jamin (Becky) and son Lucas, Colin (Ina), Nicole (Corey), Alicia (Kyle) and Kyla and their mother Laurie, Jordana (Brent), Caden (Kelsey) and Taryn; two step grandchildren, Tyler (Ashley) and Jessica (Kurtis) and their children Carter and Mason; two brothers, George (Jewel) Comstock, Bob (Rosemary) Comstock and her sister-in-law, Juanita Wilkins as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Lester and Margaret Comstock; her husband Bill on November 10, 2014 and a brother-in-law Stan Wilkins.

Catherine Comstock was born June 28, 1932 in Drumheller, Alberta and spent her growing up years with two brothers, George and Bob on her parents farm south east of Rosebud, Alberta. Following high school, she went to Olds College and took one year of home economics and two years at SAIT taking clothing and design. After graduation, she worked for several months in Calgary at Singers.

Following, she married Bill Poole on March 12, 1955 residing on the original Poole family homestead until 1992 then retired to Bow Island until her passing.

Our mom has been involved in many community activities. She enjoyed taking an active part as organist in both Burdett and Bow Island United Churches for the past 45 years. She spent many years being part of the U.C.W. and various other roles within the church.

Mom enjoyed reading, baking, sewing, playing cards, playing in the bell choir and singing in the choir, travelling with our dad extensively to far places such as Alaska, China, Panama and the East and West Coast to name a few.

Our mom was happiest when surrounded by family that she loved with all her heart. Dad and mom spent many hours supporting the grandchildren in all of their activities. The opportunity to spend time with her great grandchildren gave her immense joy. Mom was truly a quiet, gentle soul. She will always be the heart and soul of our family.

Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Sunday afternoon from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. and at the church on Monday from 10:00 – 10:55 a.m. The funeral service will be held in the St. Andrew’s United Church, Bow Island on Monday, January 2, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Lisa Waites officiating. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, NWT & NU, 100 – 119 14 St NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 . To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Cathy Poole, or you may visit http://www.pattisonfuneralhome.com and leave a message of condolence.

Arrangements are by the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM 540 South Railway St. SE, Medicine Hat T1A 2V6. Please call 1-866-526-2214 for further information.


POWLESLAND

JAYDN LEE POWLESLAND, passed away in Calgary surrounded by his loving family on December 28th, 2016 at the age of 24 years.

He is survived by his wife, Madison; his two little boys, Camden and Stetson; his mother, Vicki; his siblings, Cory (Shelly), Brandy, Karli, Casey and Capri; nephews and niece, Daine, Brody, Summer & Luke. He is also survived by his grandparents, Floyd & Betty Stewart. Jaydn was predeceased by his father, Gene; brother, Darren; grandparents, Ray & Francis Powlesland.

Jaydn was always a dark haired happy boy who loved nothing more than being outside. He loved to hunt, ride horses and be on the farm. When he wasn’t outside he wanted to be playing cards. He loved to be with family and had such a deep contagious laugh. One of the greatest loves of his life were his two little boys. All he wanted to be was a dad and he was an amazing one. After the death of his father, he stepped up to care for his mom and younger brothers and sisters as well as his own little ones. Jaydn was loved by many and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Friends may meet the family from 7:00 to 8:00 pm on Friday, December 30, 2016 at the Legacy Funeral Home in Cardston or at the church 10:00 to 10:45 am prior to the Service.

The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Cardston Alberta Stake Center on Saturday, December 31, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow in the Aetna Cemetery.

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SADLER

JOYCE ELIZABETH SADLER, formerly of Winnipeg and beloved spouse of the late Gerald “Jerry” Sadler, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, December 22, 2016 at the age of 87 years.

She is survived by her son Greg (Alice) Sadler, daughter Sharon (Randy Noss) Selwyn, grandchildren Eric Sadler and Ryan (Jamie) Sadler, great- grandson Issac and her nephew Rick (Pat) Dorwood.

Besides Jerry, she was predeceased by her parents, her numerous siblings and her daughter Kathy.

A Private Family Service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers and in memory of Joyce, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association – 1510 2nd Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0G1.

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Petronella “Nellie”

Schuurman

December 29, 2016

Mrs. Nellie Schuurman of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Hank Schuurman, passed away at the St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre on Thursday, December 29, 2016.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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STEED

After a four year battle with Dementia our sweet mother DIANNE JACQUELINE BOHNET STEED, beloved wife of the late Charles Steed of Raymond, Alberta, passed away peacefully, surrounded by many of her loved ones, on Christmas Day. She was 76 years old.

What a blessing to have mom and Dad united again! Mom and dad have 4 children: Jim (Shonna) Steed, Lori (Richard) Hall, Rob (Linda) Steed and Sandy (Chris) Autry. There are 17 Grandchildren and 24 Great Grandchildren, all of whom Mom/Grannie Steed loved and adored with all her heart! Mom was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and had a strong testimony of the gospel. She served Two missions with her husband. She will always be an example of Christ-like love and service.

The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, RAYMOND STAKE CENTRE, 16 North, 200 West, Raymond.

Friends may meet the family prior to the service at the church from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m.

Interment to follow in the Temple Hill Cemetery, Raymond.

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


TOLY

WAYNE STANLEY TOLY, beloved husband of Cala-Lee Ruita passed away peacefully in his home on Wednesday, December 28, 2016.

Wayne was born 7 February 1942 to Stephen and Gay Toly in Coaldale. He grew up on the family farm with his brother Allen and sisters Sona, Linda, and Pat. He served an LDS mission to Australia and would often talk about his adventures there. In 1965 he married the love of his life – Cala-Lee Wilde of Welling in the Alberta Temple. They lived in Pincher Creek where their son Monti Wayne was born. In 1973 they bought a farm in Nobleford. While living on the farm, their daughter Shea Ruita was born. These were also some of the best family times; even though Wayne farmed and had another full-time job, he and Calee made time for camping, snowmobiling, shooting, horseback riding, and swimming in the dugout. In the 80s, the family moved to Magrath where Wayne ran a successful construction business.

Wayne enjoyed working with his hands, building things for his grandchildren. He was an avid reader and supporter of the local library. Wayne participated in, as well initiated, many projects in the community and school. Wayne loved his children and grandchildren and one of his favourite things was to sit on his deck and enjoy his beautiful, award-winning yard.

He leaves behind his beloved wife Calee. He is survived by his two children Monti (Rebecca) Toly and Shea (Ryan) Van Fleet and grandchildren Ethan, Hanna, Grace and Elizabeth.

A private family service will be held.

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

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