January 22nd, 2021

TUESDAY, March 7, 2017

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on March 7, 2017.

Alfreda Jones

1920 – 2017

Mrs. Alfreda Jones of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Jack Jones, passed away at the Legacy Lodge Care Facility on Monday, March 6, 2017 at the age of 96 years. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, March 10, 2017 at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4 St., S., Lethbridge, Alberta with Canon Allan McCuaig, officiating. A private family graveside service will be held in the Mountain View Cemetery Field of Honor.

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CARA GLORIA CAT FACE – GRIER, beloved infant daughter of Christa Cat Face and Joey Grier, was taken to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 after only a few precious hours of life.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. PAUL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, Brocket, AB on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 1:00 P.M..

Interment to follow in the Brocket Cemetery.

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Gary Sullivan

1952 – 2017

Mr. Gary Sullivan of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Marg Sullivan, passed away on Friday, March 3, 2017 at the age of 64 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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ABRAHAM KLASSEN of Lethbridge, passed away on Saturday, March 4th, 2017 at the age of 85 after a long battle with cancer. Abe will be sadly missed by his family and friends. A Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge with Rev. Eva Stanley officiating.


DONALD BARRY YUILL, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, March 2nd, surrounded by his loving family at the age of 60 years. Don is lovingly remembered by his wife, Shirlee, sons Mitchell (Megan), of Cardston; Brendan (Kimberly) of Jaffray, BC; daughter Amanda Leavitt (Tanner) of Cardston; and 13 beautiful grandchildren who he told everyone were the cutest in the world. He is also survived by his mother, Colleen Yuill, sisters Shirley Francis (Greg) and Patricia Meheden (Al) and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Barry, mother and father in law Harold and Eleanor Watson and brother in law, Al Meheden.

Don was a people person, loved to visit with everyone and had many friends who will miss his visits. He loved anything outdoors, with hunting, fishing, and camping his favorites. As a young man he excelled in basketball, football, slowpitch and set many records in track and field. He continued to participate in sports throughout his life, coaching and refereeing for the Southern Alberta Basketball Officials Association.

Don was a man of many talents, he had a beautiful tenor voice and loved to share his talents on stage participating in many Cardston musical theatre productions. He had a strong testimony of his Savior and served faithfully in many church callings.

The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Cardston Alberta West Stake Centre, 846 1 Ave West, Cardston, AB. , on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Friends may meet the family at the church from 9:45 to 10:45 am prior to the Service.

Interment to follow in the Mountain View Cemetery, Mountain View, Alberta.

On behalf of Don we’d like to thank the Jack Ady Cancer Center staff, Palliative Care Dr. Shukkoor and Beth, Cardston Home Care (Ben) and the pharmacists at Value Drugs, for all the wonderful loving care given to Don over the years. If friends so desire donations in Don’s name can be made to Jack Ady Cancer Center at 960 – 19 Street S. Lethbridge, AB T1J 1W5.

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

Kelly Clemis
1953 – 2017
We are deeply saddened to announce that Richard “Kelly” Clemis, an amazing father, grandpa, brother and friend, passed away unexpectedly at home on Friday, March 3, 2017 at the age of 63 years.
The Funeral Service will be held at Knox United Church, 4929 – 50 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Kelly is survived by his children Blair (Robin) Clemis of Calgary, Carli (Ross) Bekkering of Lethbridge, Bonnie (Clay) Turcato of Taber (their daughter Harper) and Marty Virostek (Jodie Frank) of Vibank, Saskatchewan and his children Emerson, Kitson and Charlotte. He is also survived by his brother Gerald (Gwen) Clemis, sister Pat Debona, sister-in-law Sam (John) Clemis as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his parents Helen and Dick Clemis, brother Michael Clemis and brother-in-law John DeBona.
Kelly was born December 29, 1953 in Lethbridge to Helen and Dick Clemis. He grew up on the farm in Purple Springs and carried on the family legacy, working the land until his retirement in 2007. Kelly loved the farm, raised cattle, operated a custom baling business and even brought his talents to Saudi Arabia and Libya in 1981-1985, to implement modernized farming and irrigation practices.
He was an avid traveler and athlete in his younger years, excelling in hockey, basketball and later coaching. Kelly held a lifelong torch for music, rooted in trumpet with the jazz band during school and later enjoying the likes of Bon Jovi, Tom Cochrane, Pavarati and Roy Orbison.
Kelly was a well known model patient after his successful lung transplant in 2014 and befriended many of the nurses, doctors and patients at Peter Lougheed Hospital, with his characteristic stubbornness and wit. He was passionate about organ donation, becoming a mentor to many transplant candidates and recipients, advocating for smoking cessation, The Lung Association and the Kidney Foundation with his former wife and friend Jan Clemis.
However, more than anything, Dad was incredibly proud of his four kids and was eager to tell anyone within earshot about their new adventures and accomplishments. Among all of his successes, he was first and foremost a wonderful and supportive father, which only grew to include his grandchildren in recent years.
Kelly loved to laugh, tell great stories and mediocre jokes (often more than once), and very naturally passed on his love of life to those around him.
He was honest, caring, proud of his small town roots, and always did the job right, whether it was an oil change, the autumn harvest or raising a family. We miss you Dad, and love you always.
In lieu of flowers, Kelly would have been honored to have people register as organ donors in their respective provinces and states and if you so wish, to donate to the 2nd Chance Trail Ride at http://www.facebook.com/2ndChanceTrailRide, a charity that provides financial aid and accommodation to Alberta transplant patients.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

Annie Brugger
1929 – 2017
Anna Brugger, beloved wife of the late Steve Brugger, passed away peacefully in Taber on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at the age of 87 years.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, 5009 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Wednesday, March 8, 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 to honour her memory is her daughter Mary Bourk of Taber and son Fred (Wendy) Brugger of Taber; grandchildren Candace (Kevin), Denise (Emilio), Christopher (Caitlyn), Stephanie (Richard), Cody (Wiktoria) and eight great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother-in-law John Scheger of Medicine Hat and by numerous nieces and nephews.
Annie was predeceased by her loving husband of fifty five years Stefan Brugger, mother Katherina Schafer, father Nikolous Schafer, brother Peter (Katie) Schafer, sister Katie Scheger, niece Anne Goertzen and great nephew Cory Goertzen.
Annie was known for her loving nature, contagious laughter and quick wit. Enjoying the simple things in life, you could always find her reading, gardening and spending time with family.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Annie’s name may be made directly to the Arthritis Society, Suite 300, 1301 – 8 Street SW, Calgary, Alberta T2R 1B7 (http://www.arthritis.ca).
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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