October 31st, 2020

THURSDAY, February 2, 2017


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on February 3, 2017.

Anna Friesen

1922 – 2017

Anna Friesen was born December 9, 1922 on the family farm in the Rosthern / Waltheim area of Saskatchewan and passed away, in peace, on January 30, 2017 at the age of 94 in Lethbridge, Alberta. After a financial disaster, when she was 9 years old, Anna’s family moved. Her family travelled by horse and wagon, and walked with herded animals, to the Meadow Lake region of Saskatchewan. They kept chickens and gathered provisions, and water, and always found a way to carry on the long and arduous trip. Anna has told us stories that made that trip sound fun and adventurous, but we were reminded by her elder brothers and sisters that no, indeed, that trip was hard exhausting work, for beast and man, and sometimes it was perilous. In Meadow Lake they built and lived in a log cabin with dirt floors and a leaky sod roof. They set together the labour of making a living from the land. It was hard work and their material lives were always scant. But – family and community thrived. And that was a spirit Anna kept alive as long as she lived. On November 4, 1941 Anna married Henry (Hank) Friesen, a life-long neighbour and friend, on the family farm in Meadow Lake. Anna and Hank lived in Saskatchewan, British Columbia, and Manitoba. Around 1951, while travelling from a visit with family in Ontario, going back to Vancouver, the car broke down in Calgary. Hank had to get a job to pay for repairs, and they ended up building, with the help of Anna’s brother George, a tiny house in the little town of Bowness (it’s now a neighbourhood close to downtown Calgary). They ended up making a life there, and raised a family with four children in Calgary. Anna and Hank did a lot of travelling over their 43 years together. They travelled all around Canada and the United States, went to Mexico many times, and visited Hawaii, and Australia. After Hank retired, they were Snow Birds in Mesa, Arizona. They loved it. After Hank died in 1998, Anna did not let her grief overtake her. She made a ton of new friends, travelled, and loved her friends and family without limit. She adored especially her elder sister Mary, and one of her fondest memories is a road trip she took with Mary, Mary’s son Paul and daughter Irene. They visited the happy, by-gone places that Anna and Mary had known as children. Anna is predeceased by her parents Abram and Mary Neufeld and all her siblings George, Mary (Schmor), Helen (Stohr), Abe, and Dave. Anna’s children Janet (Raymond) Pelletier, Roger (Valerie), Holly (Harry) Brander, Cameron (Norma); grandchildren Steven Pelletier, Lyle (Tammy) Pelletier, Zoe Friesen, Colin (Susan) Brander and Daryl (Nicol) Brander; great grandchildren Nicholas Turcotte, Haley and Kenya Pelletier, Owen and Ethan Pelletier, Hayden and Paige Brander, Silas Brander and numerous nieces and nephews will all miss her dearly. She was bright and witty till the end. In lieu of flowers please give to your favorite charity. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th St. S., Lethbridge, AB with Pastor Lloyd Cole, officiating. Interment to follow in Mountain View Cemetery.

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Randall Kent Baldrey
1961 ~  2017
It is with profound sadness that the family of Randall Kent Baldrey announce his passing on Tuesday, January 31, 2017, at the age of 55 years.  Randy’s life will be honoured and his memory cherished without the proceedings of a formal funeral service. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at http://www.cooksouthland.com)  If friends so desire, donations in memory of Randy may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, Alberta, T2E 2P5.  Honoured to serve the family is COOK SOUTHLAND Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4V4.  Telephone toll free: 1-877-528-6455.


BEAULIEU

ELIZABETH “BETTY” BEAULIEU, of Lethbridge, passed away suddenly at home, on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at the age of 61 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, February 3, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Glenda Wert, officiating.

Interment to follow in the Coaldale Cemetery.

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JOSLYN DORA-MARIE

BIG SORREL HORSE

March 2, 1991 – January 28, 2017

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Joslyn Dora-Marie Big Sorrel Horse, Joslyn was called home by our Creator on January 28, 2017 at the age of 25 years young. A celebration of Joslyn’s life will be held at the Gordon Yellow Fly Memorial Arbor on the Siksika Nation. An All – Night Wake Service will be held on Friday, February 3 and the Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 on Saturday, February 4. Graveside Service to follow at the Paul Little Walker cemetery with a feast to follow at the Gordon Yellow Fly Memorial Arbor. For further information please visit http://www.thomsfuneralhome.com or call (800) 528-4190.


BISSETT

VIVIAN BISSETT beloved wife of George Bissett passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at the age of 90 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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


CALDWELL

DON CALDWELL, of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Bev Caldwell, passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at the age of 89 years.

Besides his loving wife of 66 years, Bev, Don is survived by his son, Rick (Lois) Caldwell and their children Craig (Valasta), Dana (Bill) and Trena (Chris); daughter Kathy (Don) Leavitt and her children Marty (Becky) and Chad (Jada); daughter Tracey (Doug) Carlson and their children Kristi (Ben), Britany (Brad) and Scott (Amanda); daughter Shannon (Craig) Sereda and her children Ryan (Lora) and Brady (Devvyn) as well as 16 great-grandchildren.

Don was predeceased by his parents, Howard and Mary, siblings Eldon, Melvin, Colleen, Ruth, Clark and son-in-law Randy Leavitt.

Don Caldwell was born on May 8, 1927 in Cardston to Howard and Mary Caldwell. Don attended school in Cardston, where it is reported that he was well known to the teachers both in the classroom and in the principal’s office. After Don finished school, he worked for Rhinehart Ranches, where he had some success in breaking horses, or at least did until his son Rick showed up one day to “help” him.

Later, Don worked as an apprentice mechanic in Picture Butte for two years, before returning to Cardston to work driving trucks for Curly Stewart Trucking. In 1957, Don started work as an apprentice mechanic for George Sloan, and when George later sold the business, Don continued to work for the new owner, Bill Leavitt, as a shop foreman for the Ford dealership where the present Ford Dealership still operates in Cardston. Following this, Don worked for the Municipal District of Cardston and was promoted to the position of Highway Superintendent, a position he held until he left to work for Alberta Environment at the St. Mary’s Dam, where he worked until his retirement in 1992.

Don met the love of his life at a dance in Spring Coulee, and on December 29, 1950, Don Caldwell and Beverly Boettcher married and became the “Don and Bev” we all know and remember today. During his life, Don was very well known for volunteering and being an active part of his community. He belonged to or was a part of many local service clubs and also served on Town Council. The Service Club that Don will be most remembered for was his long time membership in the Royal Canadian Legion, where he also served as President.

But perhaps the best organization Don belonged to was his family, being the best father, grandfather and great-grandfather to his kids and their kids, and being the best husband to the love of his life, Bev. Grandpa Don created a special bond with each of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and whether it was reading “The Little Red Caboose”, or whether it was giving them horsey back rides when they were younger, or whether he got “help” from some of them to “snovel the snow” from the driveway, or whether it was attending many sporting and school events, or whether it was giving that “Please Grandpa, just one more” ski behind the boat, or whether it was going fishing with Grandpa Don, there was no doubt that they always knew that Grandpa was always willing to be a huge part of their lives.

Don and Bev spent many years camping and fishing in Alberta, British Columbia and Montana, starting with a tent and eventually moving up to bigger and better motor homes, likely in order to be able to house the growing number of grandchildren that came along over the years. Don and Bev spent a lot of time in the Lake MacDonald and Kalispell area of Montana, camping at various locations, but most often always coming back to the Apgar campground at the foot of Lake MacDonald. In fact, Don and Bev spent so much time there that on Don’s eightieth birthday, the US National Park Service presented him with a plaque and card recognizing the over 50 years that they had camped in the park.

As everyone here knows, the last few years have been difficult ones for Don, but he dealt with the difficulties during these years with his usual quiet dignity. While we feel sadness and grieve his death, there is also a certain sense of relief in that we all know he has gone to a better place where there is no pain, and where he can watch over all of us, knowing once again who we all are, and waiting to greet us again around the campfire at a lake where the sun and water is always warm and calm, and where the biggest fish is always the next one he catches.

A Memorial Service will be held at the ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION, BRANCH 170, located South of Cardston on Highway 2, on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. with Marty Leavitt officiating.

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


D’ANDREA

FIORAVANTE D’ANDREA, beloved husband of Joyce D’Andrea, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Peter Lougheed Hospital in Calgary, on Sunday, January 29th, 2017 at the age of 78 years.

Besides his loving wife, he is survived by his children: Cordell D’Andrea of Lethbridge and Jolyn D’Andrea Merrick (Jim) of Calgary. Fioravante is also survived by his sister Mary Delger of Spokane, Wash., a brother-in-law Barry Chalmers of Lethbridge and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by two brothers, Mike and Vic and by one sister Madeline.

Fiori was born July 2nd, 1938 in Lethbridge and was raised in Readymade. He attended Lethbridge Junior College in its Inaugural year and he was the first student union president. After working in Calgary and Prince George in Media Production he later returned to Lethbridge to do Media Production at the College where he met Joyce. They were married December 23rd, 1972. Fiori was a quiet, gentle man with a good sense of humour. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and coached little league baseball. Fiori would always support whatever sports his children were in. In his retirement he went to Sears to sell tools, which he thoroughly enjoyed. His favorite hobby was woodworking and he built many things, including his home and furniture. He was a perfectionist and many marveled at his talent. He will be sadly missed by his family and many friends.

A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta, on Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. with Deacon Michael Pollard officiating.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. MARTHA’S CATHOLIC CHURCH – 355 Columbia Blvd W, Lethbridge, Alberta on Friday, February 3rd, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. with Father Salvador Ahumada celebrating.

In memory of Fiori, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke foundation – #124, 430 6th Avenue S.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A-2S8.

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


GIESBRECHT

PETER GIESBRECHT of Lethbridge, AB, passed away on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at the age of 84 years.

As Peter wished, a Private Family Service was held.


Helen Kuniec

1917 – 2017

Mrs. Helen Kuniec of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. John Kuniec, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital aon Monday, January 30, 2017 at the age of 99 years. She was born in Poland on August 25, 1917 where she was raised and educated. She married John Kuniec in 1939 after the war. Helen and John continued to farm in Poland until 1969 at which time they immigrated to Canada. They lived in Taber, AB and later moved to Lethbridge. Helen was employed by a factory until her retirement. Helen was a very loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was very generous to everyone, and will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Helen is survived by her children Kathy (Mario) Siodlowski, Stan Kuniec, Irena (Jerry) Hemperek, Mike (Danuta) Kuniec, Terry (Marvin) Strachan and Bernadette Demetroff; as well as her grandchildren. Vigil Rites (prayers) will be held at 7:00pm on Friday, February 3, 2017 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th St. S., Lethbridge, AB. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at ST. BASILS ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 13 St. N, Lethbridge, AB with Father Lukas Drapal, celebrant.

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JAMES WATARU HIRONAKA

James Wataru Hironaka March 14, 1924, Raymond, Alberta – January 28, 2017 Calgary, Alberta. Jim Hironaka passed away quietly at the South Health Campus Hospital in Calgary, Alberta on January 28th, 2017, approximately 6 weeks shy of his 93rd birthday. He will be deeply missed by his family in Calgary who enjoyed having him nearby these past few years. Jim was born and raised on the family farm in Raymond, Alberta. After high school, he enjoyed time in Edmonton where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture from the University of Alberta in 1949 before returning home to work on the farm. He went on to work as a District Agriculturalist for many years before retirement. Jim also enjoyed serving many years on the Raymond General Hospital Board. In addition to treasuring his time with the grandkids, Jim enjoyed the outdoors with many years of fishing, hiking and later on gardening. Jim is survived by his loving children and their spouses, Jon and Mari Hironaka, their children Blaine and Allie, Mari Ann and Richard Lawson, their children Alicia, Michael, Ryan and Mark, Dean and Joelle Hironaka, and their children Angela Mower (Peter) and JT. He is predeceased by his wife Aya. Thank you to all the Doctors, Nurses, EMS, Walden Agecare staff and all of our family and friends for their support. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 3, 2017 at the BUDDHIST TEMPLE OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA, 470 – 40 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta with Reverend Y. Izumi officiating. Koden gratefully declined. Those who wish may donate to the charity of their choice.

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


Jeffrey David Dyck

1983 – 2017

Mr. Jeffrey Dyck of Coaldale, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on January 28, 2017 at the age of 33 years. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00pm on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610- 4 Street South, Lethbridge, AB with Reverend Glenda Wert officiating.

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Mark Johnson
1954 – 2017
Marquis Lavone Johnson, passed away in Lethbridge on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at the age of 62 years.
Further information including service details will follow once arrangements have been finalized.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


Juli Ann Calpas

1935 – 2017

It is with great sadness that the family of a dear wife, mother, and grandmother, announce the passing of Juli Ann Calpas, on January 26, 2017, at the age of 81 years, with her last peaceful hours at the Lethbridge Regional Hospital. Juli was born July 31, 1935, to Andrew and Susannah Hagel in Lancer, Saskatchewan, and grew up on the family farm, the youngest of the five children. She was in Taber when she met and fell in love with John and they were married in 1960. They have five boys, Greg, Loren, Ron, Ken, and Bryan. The family lived in Taber, Lethbridge, and then Edmonton, the latter being where the kids did a majority of their schooling and growing up. In Edmonton Juli was extremely active both with the boys’ school and sports and yet still found time to volunteer with the St. John’s Catholic Church and the Crestwood Community League. Juli was the lead parish organizer and care person for a five member Vietnamese immigrant family. In 1985, Juli and John returned to Lethbridge and Juli became very involved with the CWL and the Assumption Church social committee. She was at John’s side throughout his career and travels and loved her husband and kids and could not have done more as a mother. Her cooking and baking was especially loved as was her time spent with relatives and friends. Juli will be remembered for her super smile and super friendly and outgoing personality. She will be deeply missed, especially by husband, John, who went beyond call looking after Juli after her accident a few years ago. Also remembering her dearly are her children Greg (Suzanne) of Calgary, Loren of Coaldale, Ron of Tilley, Ken of Lethbridge, and Bryan (Denise, passed away) of Lethbridge, and her grandchildren Madison, Alexandra, and Sydney. Juli is also survived by her sisters-in-law Dot Hagel and Tillie Hagel of Lancer, Saskatchewan and numerous nieces and nephews. Juli was predeceased by her parents, Andrew and Susannah, her brothers Tony and Simon, and her sisters Barbara and Jo and their husbands Simon and Ken. Vigil Rites (Prayers) will be held at 7:00pm on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge led by Maureen Condon Horon. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1:00pm on Friday, February 3, 2017 at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12 Ave S., Lethbridge, AB, with Father Lukas Drapal, celebrant. Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Memorial Donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

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Roy Oseen

1935 – 2017

Roy Sydney Oseen passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at the St. Michaels Health Center palliative care unit in the late afternoon of Sunday January 29th at the age of 81 years. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 58 years Shirley Oseen. Roy married Shirley, daughter of Clarence and Helen Holthe of Turin, Alberta in June 1958 and began farming in the Sundial district until they moved to Lethbridge in 1995. Roy will be greatly missed by his three children, Terry (Russ), Lana (Chris), and Jay (Melinda). Also left to cherish his memory are his grandchildren: Jonathan, Jillian, Liam, Caitlyn, and Hannah, his step-grandchildren Grace and Niko and his brother Brian(Lousie), as well as his numerous nieces and nephews. Besides Shirley, the other love of his life was his beautiful acreage and garden on the Little Bow River that he established and cared for over the past fifteen years. A private grave-side service will be held for immediate family. A come and go reception will be held between 2:00pm and 4:00pm on Friday, February 3, 2017 at the GERMAN CANADIAN CLUB, 902 6 St. North Lethbridge. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, #200, 2424 – 4th Street SW, Calgary, AB T2S 2T4. A special thanks to the staff of St. Michaels for the wonderful care.

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SCHAMBER

December 29, 1916 – January 30, 2017

“I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep.” Psalm 4:8

It is with heartfelt loss that we announce the passing of PETER J. SCHAMBER, of Milk River, AB, beloved husband of Helen Schamber on January 30, 2017 at the age of 100 years in the Milk River Health Centre.

Peter was born in Denzil, Saskatchewan, and moved to Primate, Saskatchewan where his parents farmed. During the dirty thirties, Peter ‘rode the rails’ across Alberta with his brother Joe, looking for work. He joined the Army during World War II serving as a mechanic and driver, bringing home many interesting stories. He then farmed in Milk River for many years. He also served as a Town Councilman in Milk River, was a member of the Knights of Columbus, and was an avid curler until his eighties. Politics was always an endearing topic to discuss. Peter brought a smile to the faces of those he touched. His family has all passed before him, except for his youngest brother Alex Schamber of Provost, AB; sisters-in-law Betty (Edward) Schamber of Kelowna, B.C. and Eleanor (Adam) Schamber of Lethbridge. Peter leaves his wife, Helen Schamber (Orosz) of 64 years; daughter Michele (Bernie) Miller, grandchildren Cody (Chayna) Miller and their children Carrera and Ciarra; sons Paul Schamber and Alvin (Sherry) Schamber, grandchildren Rory (Donedin Jackson) Schamber, Aaron Schamber, Travis (Calais Milo) Schamber and Christopher Schamber (Kamal Sekhon) as well as many nieces and nephews. Many thanks to the warm and loving care given to Peter by the staff of the Milk River Health Centre. It was sincerely appreciated.

A Prayer Service will be held at ST. PETER’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 321 Main Street N.W., Milk River, AB on Friday, February 3, 2017 at 7:00 P.M.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. PETER’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. with Father Benedicto Tugano IV, Celebrant. Interment to follow at the Milk River Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit, Greatest Need, at the Milk River Health Centre, P.O. Box 90, Milk River, AB, T0K 1M0.

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


SMITH

“SMITTY” LOUIS SMITH “MATOMOTAMEK KANA SOYI”, beloved husband of Betty Smith (nee English) of 51-years passed away surrounded by family and friends on January 26, 2017 at the age of 73. Louis a father, grandpa, great-grandpa, brother, uncle, brother-in-law and friend to many.

Survived by his loving wife Betty Smith, children: Sylvia (Cameron) Yellow Face, Marvin (Corrine), Darrell, Barb (A’Ksinamayhaki) and Ben (Bambi) Smith. Grandchildren: Cauy, Calim, Cecillia, Courtney, Harmonie, Jaden, Avanah, Simone, Sienna, Shannae, Carson, Harlie, and Kennie. Great-grandchildren: Teal, Castor and Julio. In-laws include: Mother-in-law Louise and brother-in-laws: Homer (Sally), Frank, Brian and Marvin English. Sister-in-laws Patsy, Wendy, Virginia, Terry-Anne, Dolores, and Cindy English, Loretta English- Parenteau, Ruby (James) Medicine Crane and Florine White Man Left. Aunts Glennis Provost, Eileen Bastien & numerous nephews and nieces.

Adopted children: Dexter (Tricia) Bruised Head, Ken Ward, Stephanie & Ricky English. Special family friends: Dale (Sylvia) Low Horn & family and Traditional brother Clyde Heavy Runner.

Godchildren: Carolyn Little Mustache, Crystal English, Anita Crow Shoe, Rodney Little Mustache, Jagger Red Young Man, Aaron and Omer English.

Louis is predeceased by his son Little Eagle Boy “Pittasokomapi”, parents, the late Benjamin Smith and Cecilia Woodman. Grandmother Iikaawa (Old lady) Woodman. Grandmother Missy Crow Shoe. Siblings Mildred Good Striker and Martin Woodman. Niece Alexis Good Striker. Special friend/brother(s): Gilbert Provost, Elmer Bastien, Percy Smith, Victor Yellow Horn, Leslie Man Who Smokes and Vern Yellow Horn. Uncles: Frances, Jackie, Alfred, George Crow Shoe, Paul and Nick Smith and Aunt Maryann Crow Shoe. In-law includes: Omer & Julius English. Godchild Alison English. Brother-in-laws Charles and George English and Stanley Parenteau, Sister-in-law Faye English. Nieces & Nephews: Julian, Clarissa, Joey, Luella & Tyler and Dakota English.

His special friends, Lester and Rudy Low Horn, Richard and Allan Wells, Gerban Terpstra, Ron and Ken Fabbi, Scotty Many Guns, Fort Macleod Knights of Columbus, Dennis (Lena) Lambert, Vicky Whalen, Lorraine and Peter Cardinal. Keisha Larkin & “Collette”.

Special thank you and appreciation to the staff of Fort Macleod Dialysis & the fourth floor –Aside staff-Lethbridge Regional Hospital.

Church services to commence at 1:00 PM on Wednesday February 1, 2017 at St. Paul’s Church, Piikani Nation, Alberta. Followed by a viewing and prayers till 11:00 PM.

Thursday February 2 at 1:00 PM and continue overnight wake service at the Smith residence (Range road 273, South), Piikani Nation. Funeral Services: Friday February 3 at the Piikani Nation Community Hall at 11:00 AM.


THOMSON

Robert (Bob) George Thomson

Jan 5th, 1952-Jan 31st, 2017

We are saddened by the loss of Bob, father to Cody Thomson and Casey Thomson (Amanda). Others who are left to mourn are the mother of Bob’s children Heather Thompson, his brothers Gary Thomson (Mary Ann), Rick Thomson (Mary Kaye), Don Thomson (Pearl), and his sisters Jeanie Thomson, Maureen Webb (Roger), and Laureen Zaugg (Bob). Those who have predeceased Bob are his eldest brother Roy Thomson (Beverly) and parents Joyce and Mervin Thomson.

Bob was a gifted Mechanic well known for his skills throughout Southern Alberta. His sense of humour, his talent for telling a great story, and the loyalty and compassion that came naturally brought him many good friends. He would always show appreciation for the kindnesses shown to him by others. Bob will be missed by all who knew him.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Raymond Hospital Nursing Staff for their exceptional caregiving and support.

Friends are invited to meet with the family on Friday February 3, 2017 from 7:00-8:00pm at SALMON AND SONS FUNERAL HOME, 433 Stubb Ross Road South, Lethbridge (entrance to the airport).

A celebration of his life will be held Saturday February 4th, 2017 at 11:00am, at the CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS, MAGRATH STAKE CENTRE, 21 East 1 Ave S, Magrath, followed by the interment in the Magrath cemetery.

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WARD

PATRICIA MARGRET WARD passed away peacefully on January 27th surrounded and loved by her extensive family. Pat was an active and involved member of the LDS Church, serving in many callings over the years.She was predeceased by her eternal companion Victor in 2014, and two grandchildren. She is survived by seven children, Robert (Mariea), Alan (Raina), Tony, Stephen (Jen), Ken (Juanita), David (Judy) & Victoria. Eighteen grandchildren, and ten great grandchildren. Friends may meet the family on Friday, February 3, 2017 from 7:00- 8:00 PM at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13 Street North, Lethbridge or prior to the funeral service at the church from 12:00- 12:45 PM. Funeral services will take place Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 1:00 pm. in the CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS, Northside Chapel, 2213- 6 “A” Avenue North, with Bishop Aaron Bridge officiating.Interment in the Barnwell Cemetery.

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


Frances Leahy
1916 – 2017
Frances Carmen Leahy, beloved wife of the late George Leahy, passed away in Taber on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at the age of 100 years.
Further information including service details will follow once arrangements have been finalized.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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