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By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on January 28, 2017.

Allison (Al) Hawkes

1959 – 2017

Allison (Al) Hawkes of Lethbridge, passed away at St. Michael’s Palliative Care on Friday, January 20, 2017 at the age of 57 years, after a brave battle with cancer. Al was a loving, lifelong big brother to his twin, John. Also left to mourn is his son Chris of Claresholm, AB, as well as his girlfriend of 10 years, Shelly Bartocek. In compliance of Al’s wishes, a private Graveside Service will be held. A Memorial will be held at a later date.

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Catherine Bareman
1932 – 2017

“Her children rise up and call her blessed;” Proverbs 31:28a

On Sunday, January 22, 2017 after several years of declining health, the Lord called home his child, our mother, Catharina Bareman (nee Verschelling) at the age of 84 years.
The Funeral Service will be held at the First Christian Reformed Church, 3902 Heritage Drive, Taber on Monday, January 30, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. Burial to follow at the Prairieview Cemetery, Grassy Lake at 3:30 P.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Catherine is survived by her six children John Bareman of Taber, Marion (Jeanette) Bareman of Grassy Lake, Cora (Jerry) Bareman-Hall of Taber, Ann (Wayne) Veenstra of Taber, Debbie (Derk) Daniels of Taber and Jim (Stephanie) Bareman of Lynden, Washington; twenty seven grandchildren and thirty great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers Fre (Jo) Verschelling and Adri (Saar) Verschelling, sisters Gre Vandevoorst and Janneke Verschelling (Cor) and brother-in-law Adri Dommisse of The Netherlands and by numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband Jack Bareman, her sister Riet Dommisse, daughter-in-law Alice Bareman, grandson Eric Bareman, great granddaughter Mika Bareman and brother-in-law Dick Vandevoorst.
Catherine was born on June 28, 1932 in Axel, Zeeland, The Netherlands to Marinus and Anna Verschelling, the eldest of six children. She met Jack when she was sixteen and joined him in Canada shortly after she turned twenty.  They were married in Coaldale on November 2, 1952. They lived on a farm where Jack was employed and Catherine worked very hard, looking after the home and caring for the six children who were born within ten years of their marriage. Eventually, they purchased their own farm in Grassy Lake, where they lived until retiring to Taber in 1993. Catherine did book keeping for the farm as well as hoeing beets and being a “gopher” for many years. She loved to read, swim, go for walks, tend flowers and participate in church activities. The Christian faith was the foundation of her life. Catherine also greatly enjoyed spending time with her numerous grandchildren and took an interest in their activities.  She never forgot a birthday and she and Jack kept busy making the rounds to celebrate each birthday. In later years, Catherine took delight in the arrival of many great grandchildren, now numbering thirty. After Jack’s passing in 2009, she continued to live in their condominium, enjoying time with her neighbours and friends until she moved to Linden View in September 2014.


EVA DOEDERLEIN, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 at the age of 71 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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Helen Fallon
1923 – 2017
It is with sadness that the family of Helen Marion Fallon, beloved wife of the late Bud Fallon, announce her passing in Lethbridge on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at the age of 93 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at the church prior to the funeral service on Monday, January 30, 2017 between 10:00 A.M. and 10:40 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 Monday, January 30, 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.
Left behind to remember and celebrate her life are her children Linda (Henry) Derksen of Strathmore, Bill Fallon of Raymond, Anita (Dick) deVries of Enchant, Allyson (Lance) Morris of Medicine Hat, Phyllis (John) Andres of lethbridge, Cindee (Hanley) Volden of Edmonton, Alan Fallon of Bow Island, Kelly (Mike) Shepard of Medicine Hat and Jan Fallon of Taber; eighteen grandchildren, thirty six great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. She is also survived by her brothers Floyd Pickett, Meryl (Flo) Pickett, Don (Doroty) Pickett, Delbert (Delores) Pickett as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by her husband Bud, sons Rod Fallon and Willy Fallon, daughter Jerrie Fallon, granddaughter Alex Fallon, parents Fred and Olga Pickett; sisters Rose Petersen and Hazel Pickett.
Helen and Bud lived and raised their family on a farm just north of Taber, where she resided until 2014. Helen was an avid green thumb gardener and an artistic seamstress. Vegatable produce and flower bouquets from her garden; quilts and dresses from her sewing machine were enjoyed by many family and friends.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Helen’s name may be made directly to the Good Samaritan Society 1511 – 15 Avenue North, Lethbridge, Alberta T1H 1W2.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Good Samaritans Park Meadows Village in Lethbridge for their care, compassion and love while Helen resided there.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


FLORENCE HESTER GOUW (FOGGIN) passed away peacefully at the St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit in the early morning of Friday, January 27, 2017 at the age of 80 years.

Florence leaves to mourn her daughter, Dorinda (Mike Chatterton) Gouw and her son Kirk (Carolyn) Gouw. Also left to cherish her memory are her grandchildren, Chad Gouw, Garrett (Hitomi) Chatterton and their son James, Justin (Melissa) Gouw, Logan Chatterton, Brittany Gouw, Seth Gouw and Reanne (Tayler) Losey and their daughter Gabriella. She is also survived by her sister Linda (Bob) Thompson.

Florence was predeceased by two infant siblings, her parents Powell and June Foggin, her husband Jan Gouw, sister Mary Jorgenson and sons Powell Gouw and Jim Gouw.

Florence was born in Cardston on November 19, 1936 to Powell and June Foggin. Florence lived and grew up in the Del Bonita area on the family farm with her two sisters Mary and Linda. She married the love of her life, Jan Gouw in 1956. Florence and Jan had four children, and raised them initially in Milk River and then moved to Lethbridge. Florence raised her family and took care of her grandmother for many years. She was the ultimate caregiver, always giving of herself. Florence was active with Royal Purple for many years, and the United Church of Canada. She also volunteered with the Interfaith Food Bank in her later years, which she enjoyed very much.

A special thank you to Rick from Lethbridge Home Care, the doctors at Family Medical and to the palliative team, doctors and staff at St. Michael’s Health Centre who were so supportive and took such great care of Florence. We are forever grateful.

A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 11:00 A.M.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit, 1400 – 9th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 4V5.

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JANET DOREEN BRADLEY of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late William Bradley passed away on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at the age of 84 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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Juli Ann Calpas

1935 – 2017

Mrs. Juli Ann Calpas of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. John Calpas (Area Agriculturist), passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at the age of 81 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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Robert Edwin Elliott

October 3, 1922 –

January 20, 2017

Robert (Bob) Elliott, beloved husband of Gladys Elliott, passed away peacefully on Friday January 20, 2017 at the Chinook Regional Hospital. Bob served with the Anti Tank Regiment in U.K. Continental Europe; he was a member and Past Master of the Masonic Lodge; he was longstanding member of the Royal Canadian Legion. Bob will be sadly missed by his wife, Gladys, of 69 years and their children Wendy (Art) Houghton of Pembrook, Ontario; Les (Shirley) Elliott of Calgary, Alberta; Lynn (Jerry Ball) Elliott of Lethbridge; and Heather (Jerry) Lukey of Enchant, Alberta; sister-law Kaye Smid of Calgary, Alberta; 14 Grandchildren and 20 Great Grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Bob was predeceased by his parents George and Mary Elliott and his 4 sisters and 3 brothers, leaving him the last of his immediate family. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:30pm on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, AB with Reverend Eva Stanley officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the MS Society of Canada at 150, 9405 – 50th Street, Edmonton, Alberta T6B 2T4.

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Wayne passed away peacefully on January 18, 2017 at the Colonel Belcher in Calgary. Born on September 25, 1920 in Milk River, Alberta to Harry and Francis Smith, he grew up skating and swimming on the river. Wayne wanted to be in business since childhood. His first venture as a teenager was selling Liberty magazines. At the age of 18 Wayne attended Garbutt’s Business College in Calgary. After graduation he joined the army on August 30, 1939. Assigned to the Corps of Military Staff Clerks, he worked in Calgary and Ottawa until his discharge in June of 1947. A family man, Wayne married his beloved Ethel in 1946. They were happily married for 49 years. Together they opened Smith’s Grocery. Eager to embrace new challenges Wayne started at Associated Grocers. With one truck driver and an accountant Wayne developed the business into the largest wholesale grocery company in western Canada and the second largest in Canada, employing around 800 people when he retired. A longtime member of Rotary he valued people and friendships. Wayne was a man of faith and a great believer in the power of positive thinking. Often imparting words of wisdom such as “keep your eye on the doughnut and not on the hole.” He loved westerns because the good guys always won. An avid gardener, Wayne was also active in golf and swimming. We lost a true gentleman with a kind spirit whose sparkling blue eyes embraced every aspect of life. He was predeceased by his wife Ethel, grandson Justin, brother Don and stepson Nigel. He is survived by his daughter Candace, granddaughter Solveig (Giovanni), great-granddaughter Sophia, stepson Lawrence (Pat), grandchildren Debra (Art), Laura (Pete), Brent (Kelly) and Mark (Sherolee), Dean (Lena), Craig and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Thank you to Dr. Donovan Kreutzer and the staff of the Colonel Belcher on the Dover and Strathcona units for the compassionate care provided to Wayne. A special thank you to Dr. Lisa Morrison for her help over the years. A Commemoration Gathering will be held on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Eden Brook Funeral Home (corner of 17th Avenue and Lower Springbank Road). In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the charity of choice. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting http://www.edenbrookcemetery.ca

Arrangements entrusted to


(24223 Township RD 242, Calgary, Alberta 403-240-4032).


EVERETT “EV” TREMPNER, beloved husband of Constance “Connie” Trempner, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, January 23rd, 2017 at the age of 84 years.

Besides his wife Connie, he is lovingly remembered by his four children; Kerry (Wayne) Brandt of Sherwood Park, AB and their children, Ashley (Jaimie) Poirier (Finley and Walker), and Shaun (Nicole) Brandt (Arlo and Etta); Corry (Dale) Belsher of Olds, AB and their children, Kailey, Cody, Troy and Cassidy; Darren (Dana Eliason) Trempner of Lethbridge, AB and his children, Madison and Zachary; Ryan (Sandra) Trempner of Lethbridge, AB and their children, Riley and Sydney; as well as his brother, Marvin (Maryann) Trempner.

Ev was predeceased by his parents, Leo and Lydia Trempner, brother, Gerald (Ardy) Trempner, father-in-law, Albert Mann, sister-in-law, Colleen Fotty and brother-in-law, Ed Siperko.

Ev was born in New Sarepta, AB in 1933 to Lydia and Leo Trempner, the second of three sons. He spent his early years as an agriculture mechanic and an auto body mechanic. Later he worked for J.I. Case, New Holland and eventually became store manager at New Holland, Edmonton. On December 17, 1960, Ev married Constance Mann and together, they began to raise their four children. In 1976, Ev moved his family to Lethbridge to pursue his dream of owning his own business, Evcon Farm Equipment, which is still in operation today.

Ev loved spending his time playing Oldtimer’s hockey, watching the “Canes” and could always be seen watching his grandkids at their various sporting activities. His teams were the Edmonton Oilers/Eskimos through and through.

He served on many agriculture boards but was especially proud of his 10 years on the Board of Directors of the Canada West Equipment Dealers Association. There he won their Merit Award as Dealer of the Year in 1995. Ev was also the dealer representative on the Alberta Government Farm Implement Board for many years, stepping aside at the age of 80 years. In all, he was active in the industry for over 60 years.

A day in his life involved him first, checking his stocks, then coffeeing with his buddies, working out at the “Y” and then golfing, when weather permitted. Ev was a car enthusiast and had many different cars throughout his life. He especially enjoyed taking his grandkids for a cruise.

Ev and Connie celebrated their 56th Wedding Anniversary in December. He loved his family more than anything and was so proud of our accomplishments.

“There are no good-byes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in our hearts.”

Our family wishes to thank Drs. Galbraith and Smuts as well as the staff at St. Michael’s Health Care Centre (PARP) and the Chinook Regional Hospital, especially all of the nurses for their loving care of Ev as well as our family.

A Prayer Service will be held at ST. MARTHA’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 355 Columbia Blvd. West, Lethbridge, Alberta on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 7:00 P.M.

A Funeral Mass will be held at ST. MARTHA’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, on Monday, January 30, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Roque Pereira, Celebrant.

Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge, Alberta.

In memory of Everett, donations may be made to S.T.A.R.S., 1441 – Aviation Park NE, Box 570, Calgary, Alberta T2E 8M7.

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CHESTER HUGH TURNER, beloved husband of the late Jennie Turner, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 at the age of 87 years.

Chester is survived by his children; Robert “Bob” (Patty) Turner of St. Albert, Cathy (Edwin) Anderson, Bryan (Evelyn) Turner, and Donna (Oriano) Castelli all of Lethbridge; eight grandchildren, Jay Turner, Ryan (Amy) Anderson, Jennifer (Jason) Prevost, Kellan Turner (Carli), Lauren Turner, Jaslyn Turner (Matthew), Nickolas Castelli (Samantha) and Kristopher Castelli; seven great-grandchildren, Lily, Wade, Reid, Dylan Anderson and Dominic, Harrison, Isla Prevost.

Chester was one of five children born to William and Grace Turner on March 9, 1929 in Orion, Alberta; a brother to William (Bill), Ethel, Wanda and Russell. He married Jennie Bartosek in Raymond Alberta on November 3, 1950 and spent 52 years together before her passing in 2002.

Chester entered service as a station agent with the Canadian Pacific Railway on July 28, 1944. He worked in various locations and positions throughout southern Alberta before settling in Lethbridge. Chester retired from the railway in 1986 after 42 years.

He loved sports and could often be heard talking to the TV telling the Blue Jays how to play ball. Chester supported his kids and grandkids sporting adventures and was a fixture in the stands at their events. After retirement, he and mom loved travelling south to Nevada.

Never to complain, even when he was not well, if anyone asked Chester how he was feeling his response would be “I’m pretty good”. He was a man of few words.

Our family extends a special thank you to the staff at Good Samaritans West Highlands for their care and compassion over the past few years.

Dad will be sadly missed and never forgotten. We have all been blessed to have had him in our lives and take comfort in knowing he will be at peace with mom now.

Cremation entrusted to Cornerstone Funeral Home. A Private Family Graveside Service will be held at Mountain View Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Canadian Diabetes Association, #204, 2323 – 32 Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB, T2E 6Z3.

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


– Mark Williamson, a 21 year member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union, Local 496, passed away January 12, 2017. The Officers, Members & Staff extend their deepest sympathy.

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