January 18th, 2021

FRIDAY, March 17, 2017

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on March 17, 2017.

Colin Osborne Cox

1928 – 2017

Mr. Colin Osborne Cox of Barons, AB passed away on March 13, 2017 at the Chinook Regional Hospital at the age of 88.

Colin was born and raised in Armstrong, BC. He then moved to Alberta and worked several years as a farm laborer until becoming employed as an Alberta Wheat Pool manager until his retirement. Colin and Annie loved to travel, go camping and spend time with their family. Colin was a jack of all trades and could fix anything and loved to keep busy. Colin was a lifetime member of the Legion and kept the grounds around the Barons Legion in immaculate shape.

Colin is survived by his loving wife Annie of 48 years, his brother Stuart and sister Janet of Victoria. Colin is also survived by his stepchildren – Bob in Seattle, Bev in Kelowna, Albert, Carol (Brent) in Squamish, Charlie (Lois) in Buck Lake, grandchildren – Tannille (Jeff), Shannon (Talip), Dustan (Tresa), Cherrice (Maker), 3 great- granddaughters, extended family and, several nieces and nephews.

Colin was predeceased by his parents Herbert Hugh and Christina Cox and his brother George Cox.

A special thanks to the staff for the care provided at the Good Samaritan Society Park Meadows Village and the staff at the Chinook Regional Hospital.

Dad will be dearly missed. A celebration of life will be held later in the spring.

A private family service will take place.

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ELTON J. DUELL, of Lethbridge, beloved spouse of Norma Duncan, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, March 12th, 2017 at the age of 92 years.

A Celebration of Elton’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, March 17, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Brian Magee officiating.

A Private Family Interment will be held prior to the Celebration of Life.

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Joanne Nagy

1940 – 2017

With great sadness, we announce the passing of Joanne Marshall Nagy on Mar 14, 2017. Joanne leaves behind her loving husband Al; sons Ken (Heather), Tom (Janice), Dan, and Jamie; sister Karen (Wayne); three grandchildren Steve (Marnie), Chris (Misty), Robert; three great-grandchildren Brady, Jordan, Kayla; and is sadly predeceased by her parents and brother Tom. Joanne was born Aug 18, 1940 in Vancouver BC, to John and Anne Irving, was married to Al on Nov 28, 1958, and soon after they moved to Lethbridge. Joanne was the quintessential supermom, raising four boys while Al often worked out of town. Her career began in medical records at Lethbridge Municipal Hospital then at the Cancer Clinic. She then worked her way up from Executive Secretary to Clinic Manager of the Campbell Clinic, retiring after 37 years. Always the consummate dedicated worker, after retirement Joanne taught Medical Terminology part time at Lethbridge College. She had a love of music, was a highland dance champion in Vancouver, and later taught accordion. Joanne’s (Ma’s) life was focused on her boys always encouraging them to be active as she supported their individual passions. She served as a Cub Leader, President and Treasurer of Lethbridge Minor Hockey Association, was involved with little league baseball along with other community sports. Committed to hockey, Joanne was also manager of the Bridge City Barons Jr. B hockey team for several years. She loved watching her boys, grandchildren, and great grandchildren play their sports and served as a surrogate mom to many. She enjoyed her morning crossword, feeding her faithful birds, travel, socializing and volunteering with the Coaldale Crib group and at the Lethbridge Seniors Center. She did so much for so many, touching everyone’s heart. She will be forever loved and missed. In lieu of flowers and in recognition of Joanne’s love of animals especially dogs, a contribution may be sent to your local animal shelter or humane society. At Joanne’s request, there will be no funeral. A gathering for family and friends will be announced at a later date.

“You only get one Wife and Mom, and we got the best”.Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.

Joseph Baczuk

1927 – 2017

Mr. Joseph Baczuk of Milk River, beloved husband of Mrs. Leona Baczuk passed away at Milk River Long Term Care on Monday, March 13, 2017 at the age of 89 years. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00PM on Friday, March 17, 2017 at ST. PETER’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 321 Main Street North, Milk River, AB with Reverend Marion Martin, officiating. Family and friends are invited to pay their final respects between 12:00pm -12:30pm prior to the service. A private family interment will follow in the Milk River Cemetery.

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BEVERLEY LOUNSBURY of Lethbridge passed away on Monday, March 13, 2017 at the St. Michael’s Health Centre.

Bev is lovingly remembered by her husband Earl and daughter Tara, mother Bernice, brothers Randy and Michael, sister Karen, numerous nieces and nephews and very dear friends.

She was predeceased by her father Doug and sister Melanie.

In keeping with Bev’s wishes, a private gathering to celebrate her life will be held for family and close friends at a later date.

Thank you to Dr. Ireland and her team for all they did for Bev and to the staff at St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit for their kindness and compassionate care; there are none better.

If so desired, donations in Bev’s memory can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, #200. 325 Manning Rd. NE, Calgary, AB T2E 2P5

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Raymond Pelletier

1939 – 2017

Raymond Joseph Robert Pelletier was born October 8, 1939 and passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on March 15, 2017 at the age of 77. Ray was born and raised in Calgary and area. After graduating from high school and while working construction jobs Ray decided to take some accounting classes by correspondence. This brought Ray to Paul Patrick’s gas station in Forest Lawn where he did the books and later became part owner. In 1966 Ray sold his part ownership in the garage to his dad and took off on a working holiday to Australia. After visiting England, Ireland and Egypt Ray returned home to Calgary in 1967 and found work at Canadian Freightways as a General Accounting Clerk. Over the 20 years he worked for Canadian Freightways he was promoted to Computer Manager, Office Manager and Controller and finally Secretary Treasurer. From 1967 – 1974 while working full-time at Canadian Freightways Ray went to the University evenings to obtain his Registered Industrial Accounting designation or as it is now called Chartered Professional Accounting. In 1987 Ray wanted a change and found work in Lethbridge as Controller with H&R Transport and in 1991 after 25 years in the trucking industry Ray made a decision to start his own accounting business which he enjoyed immensely. Ray’s prankish sense of humour will be missed by his loving wife of 48 years Janet, two sons Steven and Lyle (Tammy) and 5 grandchildren Nicholas Turcotte, Haley & Kenya Pelletier, Owen & Ethan Pelletier; Ray’s brother Bob (Lise) Pelletier and sister Sheryl Johnston; in-laws Earle (Jeannette) Hutton, Roger (Valerie) Friesen, Holly (Harry) Brander, Cameron (Norma) Friesen and many nieces and nephews. Ray is predeceased by his parents Gedeon and Marcelle Pelletier, his father and mother-in-law Hank and Anna Friesen, and his sister Jeannette Hutton. Ray took pride in work well done and each and every one of his grandchildren. He had a passion for researching his family tree and talking to his friend Denis about their investment strategies. Cremation Service have taken place and a Celebration of Life will be held in the summer of 2017. Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the AB Lung Association (PO Box 4500 Station South, Edmonton, AB T6E 6K2) or your favorite charity.

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CECILLE “Iitsstsi’nikki”


Iitsstsi’nikki transitioned into the spirit world on March 10, 2017 at the Cardston Health Centre at the age of 95 years.

The Family Service will be at Legacy Funeral Home in Cardston, AB on Sunday, March 19th from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. followed by the Wake Service at the Old Agency Community Hall, Blood Reserve from 7:00 -11:00 p.m. There will be a feast at the Wake Service. The Funeral Service will be at the Old Agency Community Hall on Monday, March 20th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the St. Catherine’s Cemetery.

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


BARBARA ANN SPIESS passed away in Lethbridge on Monday March 13, 2017 at the age of 75 years.

She is survived by Larry, her loving husband of 53 years and their five sons; David (fiancée Deena D’Souza) and his children Rachel (fiancé Zach Bernardi), Jonathan, Annaliese Steynen and her daughter Lily, Paul, Abigail as well as their mother Wieke Steynen; Dan & Jacqueline and their children Marc, Gabrielle and Isabelle; Garry & Pat and their children Katelyn (fiancé Christopher Rabl), Brianna and Brendan; Glenn & Susan and their children MaryAnne, Maximilian and Benedict; James & Heather and their children Elizabeth, Shaina, Lucas and Seth; and “adopted” son Gerald Wright.

She was predeceased by her parents Edward and Barbara Lennon, her brother Larry Lennon, and many other beloved in-laws.

Barbara lived her Catholic faith serving the church through her membership in the CWL and by 37 years of volunteering with Lethbridge Birthright. She was a strong witness to the importance of family life as she eagerly supported her children and grandchildren in their various activities.

Barbara and Larry’s life was enriched further by the relationships they built with extended family and many friends in each of the communities where they have lived throughout their married life.

Our family wishes to thank Dr. C.F. Forestell, Dr. E. Janzen, Dr. E. Wilde as well as the excellent nursing and support staff of Chinook Regional Hospital for their loving care of Barbara as well as our family.

In memory of Barbara, donations may be made to the Lethbridge and District Birthright Society #503-740 4th Ave South Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 0N9

A Prayer Vigil will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB. on Friday March 17, 2017 at 8:00 P.M. with Deacon Michael Pollard officiating.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. MARTHA’S CATHOLIC CHURCH – 355 Columbia Blvd. West, Lethbridge, AB. on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Salvador Ahumada celebrating.

Following the Funeral Mass, Barbara will be laid to rest during a family Graveside Service that will be held at Mountain View Cemetery.

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KATHARINA (TEENA) WILLIAMS beloved wife of Robert Williams, passed away at St. Michael’s Health Centre in Lethbridge at the age of 78. Besides her husband, she is also survived by her son Stan (Karrie) Williams, four grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and three sisters. She will also be greatly missed by numerous nieces and nephews. A Visitation will be held between 7:00 and 8:00 p.m. on Sunday March 19, 2017 at the COALDALE MENNONITE CHURCH, 2316 – 17 Street, Coaldale. The Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, March 20, 2017 at the COALDALE MENNONITE CHURCH, 2316 – 17 Street, Coaldale, with Pastor Lillian Thompson officiating. Private family interment at Coaldale Cemetery.

Gary Picken
1962 – 2017
It is with great sorrow that the family of Gary David Picken announce his passing in Taber on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at the age of 54 years, following a courageous battle with cancer. He passed away peacefully, surrounded by family.
A Celebration of Gary’s life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, 5205 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Saturday, March 18, 2017 between 1:30 P.M. and 4:30 P.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Besides Corinne, his loving wife of twenty years, he is survived by his son David, daughters Anita and Tasha and grandson Keagan. He is also survived by his mother Pat Picken; siblings George Picken, Gail Cole (Larry) and Grant Picken (Jerry); niece Chrissy Cole (Joe) and their family Candice, Bailey, Brice, Skye and Levi; nephew Matthew Rayfield; father-in-law Larry Radford; mother-in-law Dorry Dougall; sister-in-law Terri Radford; nephews Marcus and Austin Radford and numerous other family members.
He was predeceased by father George Picken, niece Sarah Cole and brothers-in-law Wayne Radford and Glenn Radford.
Gary was born in Dundee, Scotland on November 6, 1962, the second son of George and Pat Picken. The family immigrated to Canada in 1970 and eventually settled in Powell River, British Columbia where he attended school, worked at the mill and later welcomed the birth of his son David. Years later, Gary moved to Burns Lake, British Columbia where he met and married Corinne Radford and  they welcomed the birth of their daughters Anita and Tasha while in Burns Lake. Eventually they moved to Alberta to start a new life and settled in Taber where he gained employment with Lamb Weston, a career he thoroughly enjoyed.
Gary had many wonderful friends. He enjoyed time with them and with his family. He loved Harley Davidson and “church” in his garage. He will be remembered for his unique sense of humor and kind heart. He enjoyed trips to visit his family but his heart always remained in Taber. Gary will be greatly missed.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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