October 31st, 2020

WEDNESDAY, February 15, 2017


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on February 15, 2017.

1941 – HALVORSON – 2017

Harold Leroy Halvorson of Foremost, passed away on Saturday, February 11th, 2017 in the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital at the age of 75 years. Harold leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife of 52 years, Marion; his children, Curtis Halvorson (Jana Roose), Byron (Lana) Halvorson, and Carla (Scott) Brigden; grandchildren, Tory O’Connor, Morgan Halvorson (Zack Weibe), Candace Halvorson, Ashley Halvorson, Trinity Brigden, Abigail Brigden, and Devonee Brigden. Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate Harold’s life. Vigil Rites (Prayers) will be said at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 205 – 2nd Street West, Foremost, on Thursday, February 16th, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at the Foremost Community Hall, 802 – 1st Avenue West, Foremost, on Friday, February 17th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Father Marino Infant, celebrant. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in Harold’s memory may be made to the Etzikom Museum Society, Hwy 885, Etzikom, Alberta, T0K 0W0, or to the Canadian Cancer Society, #200 – 325 Manning Road NE, Calgary, Alberta, T2E 2P5. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Harold Halvorson. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATORIUM, “The Chapel in the Park”, Medicine Hat, Alberta. Should you wish any additional information, please telephone 1-800-317-2647.


BIRCK

MELBA HANNAH (HANSEN) BIRCK, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 12th , 2017, at the age of 93 years. Funeral Services will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, LETHBRIDGE STAKE CENTER, 2410 – 28 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, on Monday, February 20th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.

Friends may meet the family from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service. Interment to follow in the Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge, Alberta.

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


BOGNER

INEZ EILEEN BOGNER (nee Shimp), beloved wife of the late Tom Bogner, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, February 12, 2017, at the Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge at the age of 88 years.

She is lovingly remembered by her children, Carol (Tiv), Wayne and Randy (Jane); grandchildren, Quincy (Brent), Fraser (Trish), Cameron (Candace), Sophie (Colton), Alexandra (Logan) and Emma (Jeff); and great-grandchildren, Taylor, Danielle, Ashton, Chandler and Finley.

Inez was predeceased by her sister Iris and brothers, Bill and Babe.

Inez was born in Vulcan where she met and married Tom and lived until 1959 when they moved to Lethbridge. She worked as a receptionist at Dr. Kuipers’ chiropractic office until she retired. Inez was a very active social butterfly, who loved the Lord and His promise of life everlasting, her church, her family and her friends.

After a long and healthy life, Inez fell, fracturing her hip. Following a successful surgery and one month recovery, Inez tragically fell again, which resulted in her passing. The family will be forever thankful for the special care and attention our Mother received from the nurses, doctors and staff during her short time at the CRH.

Inez was much loved and her death has left an unspeakable emptiness in our lives. See you in Heaven, sweet Inez; Mother, Grams, and GG.

A Celebration of Inez’s Life will be held at the CENTRAL CHURCH OF CHRIST – 716 – 23 St. North, Lethbridge, AB on Saturday, February 18th, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastors Harold Cooper and Jim Chapman officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to your favourite charity.

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


DYCK

PETER DYCK, beloved husband of Clara Dyck, passed away on the morning of February 14, 2017 at the age of 79 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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


GREGSON

ELLEN GREGSON passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, in Lethbridge, on Monday February 13, 2017 at the age of 93. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca


JACKSON

Samuel Scott Jackson, age 56, passed away peacefully in his home in Magrath, Alberta on February 10, 2017.

Scott was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son, and brother. He loved life. He was passionate about his work as a Registered Nurse in Homecare and felt privileged to care for others in that capacity. He was energized by the outdoors and keen on spotting birds and animals. He loved all things orange. The only thing he enjoyed more was his family, and he prided himself in taking great care of each one of them.

He is survived by his wife, Jo-Ann, his children Nelson, Leah, Jade, Garrett, Caleb, Hailey, Cheyenne, and Sierra, his grandchildren Tucker, Marcus, and Georgia, his parents, Norris and LaRene Jackson, and his siblings, Cindy, Ginger, Nikki, Jason, Stevianne, and Shalene, as well as countless in-laws and extended family. He will be greatly missed.

In lieu of flowers, donations are welcome and will be used for a memorial bench in a nature park.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday February 18th, 2017 at 2:00pm, at the CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS, MAGRATH STAKE CENTRE, 21 East 1 Ave S, Magrath. A private family interment will take place prior to the memorial service. Friends may meet the family Friday February 17th from 7:00pm to 8:00pm at the MAGRATH STAKE CENTRE or prior to the funeral service on Saturday from 1:00pm to 1:45pm.

To send a condolence, please

visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca


Mark Johnson
1954 – 2017
Marquis Lavone Johnson, passed away in Lethbridge on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at the age of 62 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at the church prior to the funeral service on Saturday, February 18, 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, Barnwell on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. Burial to follow at the Barnwell Cemetery. 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.


JORDAN

RONALD “RONNIE” CHARLES JORDAN, beloved husband of the late Marjorie Jordan, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Taber Health Centre, on Thursday, February 9th, 2017 at the age of 78 years.

Ronald is the loving father of Larry Jordan (Jackie Dasilva-Jordan) of Port Coquitlam, B.C., and Darcy Jordan (Leanne Anderson) of Lethbridge, AB, eight grandchildren, Noah, Elijah, Jonah, Mateja, Kevin and Matthew, Jordan, Mack and Taylor Oseen and two great-grandchildren Olivia and Hudson Jordan. He is also survived by his sister Charlotte Fletcher, brother Mel Jordan, sisters-in-law Jean Jordan and Rita Jordan and numerous nieces and nephews.

Ronald was predeceased by his loving wife, Marjorie, parents Jim and Alice Jordan and brothers Ken, Vernon and Keith Jordan.

Ron was born September 13, 1938 in Vulcan, AB. He grew up on the family farm with his sister and four brothers outside of Champion. Ron married Marjorie Bride (from Vulcan, AB) on February 13, 1960 and began raising their two sons Larry and Darcy.

Ron and Al Jackson partnered up in the 60’s to open AG Foods in Vulcan where he honed his skills as the “local butcher”. Eventually Ron and Marj moved to Lethbridge where he began a lengthy career with “ALCB” and employed several of Larry and Darcy’s friends until his retirement at age 55. Ron and Marj enjoyed and created several homes together, building, renovating and eventually flipping them. Both loved gardening and the many family camping trips.

In 2001 Ron literally “HIT THE JACKPOT”, winning the 649 after much encouragement from his oldest son Larry. During his retirement years Ron supported and assisted Marj with her extensive artwork and pottery making sessions until her passing. Eventually, Ron moved in with Darcy, Leanne and their children enjoying the acreage life gardening, planting trees, renovating, the never ending gatherings, canned refreshments, a variety of home cooked meals and his favourite desserts.

Everyone loved Ronnie! He will be remembered as an exceptionally kind, loving, gentle man who possessed a great sense of humor and fun. Ron, you were the best of fathers and grandfathers and shall be dearly missed. We are so grateful for all that you did and gave to us and we are better human beings for you doing so.

Many thanks to our families and friends for your support, heartfelt words and food. We would also like to acknowledge the compassion shown to Ron from the doctors and nurses at the Taber Hospital.

A Celebration of Ron’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. with Mr. Tony Viani officiating.

In memory of Ron, donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

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


JULIA MEGELLA August 17, 1939 –

February 1, 2017

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Julia (Julie) Megella. She passed away peacefully February 1 at the Chinook Regional Hospital. Julie was born August 17, 1939 in Brooks, Alberta. She married George Megella on September 3, 1960 and was blessed with two sons, Kelly (Tracy) Megella and Brian (Terre) Megella. She is also survived by her four grandchildren: Jordan, Courtney, Cody, Krystyn, and her great granddaughter Charlotte. Julie was predeceased by her husband George and granddaughter Kelsey. She enjoyed her visits from her grandchildren and sons. She was an avid gardener and enjoyed going for coffee with her friends. Julie was a loving mother, grandmother, friend, and confidant. She will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered.The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13 Street North, Lethbridge.

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


KARK

LESLIE STEVE KARK, beloved husband of Deedria Shaw-Kark, passed away peacefully in Lethbridge, on Saturday February 11, 2017.

A funeral service will be held Saturday February 18th, 2017 at 11:00am, at the CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS, LETHBRIDGE STAKE CENTRE, 2410 28 Street South, Lethbridge.

Friends may meet the family prior to the funeral service from 10:00 to 10:45am.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca


Betty Emily Loose

January 15, 1932 –

February 7, 2017

Mrs. Betty Loose of Magrath, loving wife, mother and grandmother, beloved wife of the late Mr. Douglas Loose, passed away in Magrath on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at the age of 85 years. Betty is survived by her children Michael (Laura) Loose, Don Loose and Betty Ann (Ron) Masuda, her 9 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Betty was predeceased by her husband Douglas Loose, her parents Baden and Ora Brown and her sisters Irene and Evelyn. A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00am, on Monday, February 20, 2017 at the Magrath Cemetery. A luncheon will follow a the Magrath Garden Center.

Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.


Arthur “Art” Mensch

1936 – 2017

It is with a sense of great loss that we announce the passing of Art Mensch at Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, February 13, 2017 a the age of 80 years.

Art is survived by Dolores, his loving wife of 38 years as well as his children Karen Mensch, Tracy (John) Lavorato, Patricia (Dan) Allen, Georgina (Neil) Palin, and David Bird, along with nine grandchildren and seven greatgrandchildren, four brothers Nick (Christine), Fred (Sunny), Willie (Joan), Vic (Gloria), and one sister Elizabeth (John) Byrne. Art was predeceased by his parents, two children Sharon Jacobs and Jim Mensch, one grandson Kevin Lavorato, and one brother Harry.

Art was extremely committed to his career of 31 years with the Town of Coaldale where he was known for his strong work ethic and dedication to performing his job to the best of his ability. One of his favourite sports from a very early age was fishing. He loved being outdoors and could grow a great garden. As well, he and Dolores had many happy and memorable times camping in the mountains which he loved, something he looked forward to with each approaching summer. Art will be sadly missed by his numerous friends and family members.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, AB

Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.


PRIVE

EDGAR JOSEPH ELPHEGE PRIVÉ, beloved husband of Verna Privé, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the age of 76 years.

Besides his loving wife, Verna, Ed, was survived by his children, Dorothy Privé of Coaldale, AB, Diane (Romie) Romaniuk of Lethbridge, AB, and Mike (Dawn) Privé of Lethbridge, AB; grandchildren Caleb and Chelsey Jorgensen, Blair and Taylor Romaniuk and Hunter and Cooper Privé, all of Lethbridge, and great-granddaughter Bronwyn Edmonds of Lethbridge, AB. Ed is also survived by brother Art (Claire) Privé, sisters Helen (Paul) Denniel and sister Eva (Rene) Massé; brothers-in-law Willard (Sharlene) Haakensen and Arnold (Pat) Haakensen and sisters-in-law Cel Privé, Mabel Kendall and Barb (Allen) Evesque as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Ed was predeceased by his mother and father, mother-in-law and father-in-law, three brothers, three sisters-in-law, two brothers-in-law and three nephews.

Edgar was born on January 10, 1941 in Ponteix, SK. He attended and completed all of his schooling in Ponteix. Ed left home at an early age; first to Flin Flon, MB, then to Kenora, ON, working in the forest industry. He then moved back home to Ponteix and worked various jobs. He married Verna Haakensen in 1963 and they lived in different locations prior to settling in Lethbridge. He worked at Dresser Clark for many years as an overhead crane operator and retired when the plant was closed. Dad enjoyed camping with his friends and family and watching all the grandkids at their sporting events. Most times, dad could be found at a rink or ball diamond passing the days by, even if he didn’t know any of the participants. He also enjoyed getting out the fishing rod as long as they were biting. He enjoyed doing all the barbequing at the family events, playing cards with their friends and his morning coffee at various locations. He was a season ticket holder of the Lethbridge Hurricanes and the Coaldale Copperheads and enjoyed each of the companions and great friendships he made there. His biggest joys were his family and grandkids.

A Viewing will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. with a Prayer Service starting at 7:00 P.M. with Deacon Frank Peta officiating.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge, AB, on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback celebrating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Ed to KidSport Lethbridge, 1001 – 3 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 0J3.

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


Reverend Sylvia Faoro 1926 – 2017

Reverend Sylvia Faoro beloved wife of the late Geno Faoro, passed away peacefully after a battle with pancreatic cancer on February 10, 2017. Sylvia will be lovingly remembered by her daughters Heather (Morley) Belle and Rosalie (Al) Faoro-Neuberger and her son Thomas; grandchildren Jamie (Derek) Flohr, Shamus (Mariko) Belle, Sunni (Craig Theissen) Belle, Amanda (Ian) Valin-Cambelle, Samantha (Ryan Neuberger) Valin, Jason (Trista) Faoro, Tyler (Andrea) Faoro; eight great grandchildren; her brother Joe (Marion) Walton and many nieces and nephews. Sylvia was born in Dewly Mill, Northumberland, England and immigrated with her parents to Canada in 1929 at the age of three years. The family eventually settled in Alberta near the small town of Sangudo. Sylvia went to Normal School and began teaching at the age of 17. In 1947 she married Geno Faoro and taught in a small country school near their farm. She then taught in Onoway and then in Pincher Creek until her retirement. Sylvia was a member of the Royal Purple and was Honored Royal Lady for two years. She was also very much involved in and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion. At the age of eighty years she was ordained as a Deacon in the Anglican Church. She was very proud to have officiated at many services, weddings, funerals etc. at St. John Anglican Church in Pincher Creek until just a few months before her passing. A Funeral Service will be held at St. John Anglican Church (817 Kettles Street, Pincher Creek) on Friday, February 17, 2017 at 3:00pm. Memorial Donations in Sylvia’s name may be made directly to St. John Anglican Church (Box 157, Pincher Creek, T0K 1W0).


SUGIMOTO

FUMIKO SUGIMOTO, beloved wife of the late Naomichi (Nim) Sugimoto, passed away in Lethbridge on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at the age of 92 years. A Memorial Service will be held towards the end of this month; details to follow.

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


THOMPSON

LeVaun Matkin Thompson passed away quickly and peacefully on February 12, 2017 in Chinook Regional Hospital at the age of 92. Born in Magrath, Alberta on June 15, 1924 she was sister, aunt, wife, mother, grandmother and great- grandmother. Her greatest joys were her family, friends and the LDS church, John MacKenzie Thompson, her husband of 67 years, pre-deceased her on November 1, 2016.

LeVaun’s funeral and memorial service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in Spring Coulee, on Saturday, February 18th, at 11:00 a.m. Friends may meet the family from 10:00 to 10:45 am prior to the service.

She will be interred in the Spring Coulee Cemetery next to Johnny. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in her name to a church or your favourite charity.

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


VOGT

WILLIAM “BILL” VOGT, of Picture Butte, beloved husband of the late Eleanora Vogt, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at the age of 91 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com

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