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By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on January 17, 2017.

Myra Evanson
1922 – 2017
Myra Gwyneth Evanson (nee Griffin), beloved wife of the late Ray Evanson, passed away in Taber on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at the age of 94 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Friday, January 20, 2017 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. and also at the church prior to the funeral service on Saturday, January 21, 2017 between 9:15 A.M. and 10:30 A.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Taber Stake Centre, 4709 – 50 Avenue, Taber on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


On Thursday, January 12, 2017 in Taber, George Stephen Bajnoczi beloved husband, father, brother, uncle and grandfather, passed away with his family at his side at the age of 61 years.

A Celebration of George’s Life will be held on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, at 1:00 P.M. at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

Those who so desire may make memorial donations in memory of George to the Canadian Liver Foundation PO Box 950 Stn K, Toronto, ON M4P 9Z9

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VELMA SECRETAN NISH, age 97, passed away on Friday, January 13, 2017. She was born on April 20, 1919, to Charles Secretan and Mabel Bennett Secretan and she had six siblings. She married Glenn Nish in 1936 and they farmed and ranched in the Jefferson area for many years. They had six children– Gary (Apryl), Sharon (Ron) Pitcher, Wayne (Debbie), Lynn (Barb), Alan, and Glenda (Kim) Laycock. Their posterity includes 20 grandchildren, 60 great grandchildren, and 5 great great grandchildren. She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in a number of capacities including a Family History mission in Salt Lake and as a temple worker for many years. As per Velma’s wishes, she was cremated and a memorial service will be held later on July 3, 2017, at the Temple Street Chapel, Cardston, AB.

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

POLLOCK, Frances

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mrs. Frances Pollock who died peacefully in her residence at Extendicare Eaux Claires in Edmonton, Alberta on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at the age of 86 years.

Frances was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba in March of 1930, attended Daniel McIntyre High School, graduating in 1947. After high school, the family migrated from Winnipeg to Vancouver, and then from Vancouver to Lethbridge. She was married to Sidney Pollock in Lethbridge in 1952 and remained with him until his passing in 1997.

Mrs. Pollock is survived by sons: Alan (Susan), Ronald, and Gordon; siblings Jim Neufeld (Marilyn) and Sylvia Andres; grandchildren: Catherine (Aaron) Oevering, Christine (Kory) Christianson, Keely and Veronica Pollock; and great grandchildren: Emily and William Oevering.

She was pre-deceased by her parents – Jim and Agnes Neufeld, her husband Sidney, and her brother-in-law Mel Andres.

Mrs. Pollock’s passion was music. She was an accomplished soprano soloist and pianist, participating in high school musicals, the Winnipeg Girls’ Choir, the First Baptist Church Choir, and music festivals, winning the Alberta Music Festival Open Soprano Competition in 1952.

Mrs. Pollock also worked at the University of Lethbridge library for twenty years.

She and her husband Sid raised three boys, trying valiantly to teach them piano. She was a lovely lady with a strong will, who loved to laugh. She loved her family with all her heart. Her favourite times were spent with her family on camping trips (mainly to Rosen Lake) and outings to Waterton Lakes National Park. Later in life, she enjoyed her time gardening and relaxing on the beaches of Mexico.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday January 21, 2017 at 1:00 pm at McKernan Baptist Church, 11103-76 Avenue, Edmonton, AB.

Thanks for the memories – we will miss you dearly.


1960 – 2017

It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we announce the passing of SHERI JANET MARIE VAN NISTELROOY, beloved wife of Albert and cherished mother to Samantha, Braden and Stephanie. The lord took her to be with himself on Friday, January 13th, 2017 at the young age of 56 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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