October 22nd, 2020

TUESDAY, March 21, 2017


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on March 21, 2017.

Nellie Ban

1920 – 2017

Mrs. Nellie Ban of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Michael Ban, passed away on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the age of 96 years. Nellie was born in Pomorine Ternipol, Ukraine, the second of eight children. She immigrated to Canada in the early 1930’s with her family and homesteaded in the Coaldale area, where she attended school for a few years. In her earlier years, Nellie worked in the Galt Hospital. She met Michael Ban in early 1950 and together they moved to Ontario. Michael passed away in 1982 and Nellie moved back to Lethbridge shortly after. Nellie is survived by one sister, Mary Hoge of Granum, Alberta, two brothers, Anthony (Anne) Prosk of Lethbridge, and Edward Prosk (Sharlene) of Calgary, Alberta, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Besides her loving husband, Michael, Nellie was predeceased by her sisters Stella Lubin and Bernice Prosk; brother-in-law Haven Hoge, brothers Lloyd (Ardelle) Prosk and Steve (Rose) Prosk. A private family service will be held in the Mountain View Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish, memorial donations may be made to Good Samaritan Society Park Meadows Village, 1511 15th Avenue North, Lethbridge, AB, T1H 1W2.

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Hans Hein

1924 – 2017

Mr. Hans Hein of Coaldale, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Liesbeth Marie Hein, passed away at the Coaldale Health Centre on Monday, March 20, 2017 at the age of 92 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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Leonard Mitzel

1946 – 2017

Mr. Leonard Mitzel of Etzikom, passed away in the Medicine Hat Hospital on Sunday, March 19, 2017. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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Willard Martin

1944 – 2017

Mr. Willard Martin of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at the age of 73 years. He is survived by his wife Lorraine Martin; daughters Tina Forsyth and Kerri Martin; granddaughters Samantha and Alexandra Forsyth; brother Lloyd (Brenda) Martin and sisters Elsie (William) Bauman and Leona (Isaac) Brubacher. He is predeceased by his parents Lincoln Martin and Elvina Martin (nee Shoemaker); brothers Elmer Martin and Milford Martin and sisters Beatrice Martin and Mildred Bowman. He was born March 8, 1944 in Woolwich County, Ontario. He was one of eight children and went to school in West Montrose Ontario. After moving to Alberta in 1970 with his best friend Dave Bauman, he worked for Allied Equipment Ltd, buying the company in 1981. Allied Equipment Ltd. was sold in 2000 at which point he and his wife opened Westside Storage which was recently sold. Willard’s favorite place was at the family cabin on the Flathead Lake in Montana. He also enjoyed golf, camping and travelling to various destinations on twelve different cruises. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:30pm on Friday, March 24 at CHRIST TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH, 416- 12 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta with Reverend Olivier Ravelojaona presiding. Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish may make a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, Box 2211, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 4K7.

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Master Corporal Alfred Barr

1985 – 2017

Master Corporal Alfred Ernest Barr went to be with his Heavenly Father March 8th, 2017 at the age of 31 years. He passed away in the vicinity of Yorkton, Saskatchewan doing what he loved: “jumping out of airplanes in an orange onesie,” as a qualified Search and Rescue (SAR) Technician. He is predeceased by his father Edward Barr, and is survived by his fiancée Stephanie Hempel, mother Sharon, sisters Tanya (Shawn) and Kaitlin, and nieces Aviana and Elsie. Alfred was born in Prince George, British Columbia on May 22nd, 1985. He spent the majority of his childhood years in the rugged beauty of Northern B.C. in a town called Fort Nelson. In 2002, Alfred was nominated by the Rotary Exchange Program to complete his 12th grade of high school in Denmark. This is where his love of exercise, discipline, and family heritage began to grow his character. Once back in Canada, Alfred moved with his family to Lethbridge, Alberta in 2005. There he obtained a diploma in Culinary Careers at Lethbridge College and became well known as an accomplished ultra-marathon runner, placing first in 2007. His summers were spent working as a chef in Waterton National Park, a place where he truly connected with creation. There he met his kindred spirits Andrew Primavera and Jon Green. In 2010, he joined the military, starting first as a Signal Operator, and worked his way towards his lifelong dream of becoming a SAR Tech. In 2011, he met the love of his life: Stephanie Hempel. Many would agree that their relationship was defined by passionate love that endured the hardship that comes with long distance. They were woven together by letters sealed with wax, and their shared love of poetry and music. They got engaged the Christmas of 2015, geocaching in his beloved coulees in Lethbridge. He graduated as a SAR tech the summer of 2016, and was posted to Winnipeg where he was finally able to be with his love, Stephanie. His last months were full of adventure, challenges, learning and growing, much like his entire life. Alfred was a creator and teacher. He was disciplined, humble and determined. He made dreams become realities, and no one could ever take his place. “Most of us hold the dream of becoming something better than we are, something larger, richer, in some way more important to the world and ourselves.” Louis L’amour in Education of a Wandering Man. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at ST. AUGUSTINES ANGLICAN CHURCH, 411- 11 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, with Canon James Robinson officiating. Interment will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery-Field of Honor. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Search and Rescue Volunteer Association of Canada (SARVAC), 24 McNamara Drive, Paradise, NL A1L 0A6 or to Veterans Emergency Transition Services (VETS) Canada, PO Box 214, 53 Queen Street, Dartmouth, NS B2Y 3Y3.

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Sally Mee Mui Jang

1949 – 2017

Sally Jang passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on March 2, 2017 at the age of 67 years. A Come & Go Reception to Celebrate Sally’s Life will be held from 12:00 – 2:00pm on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB. A private family interment will take place in the Mountain View Cemetery.

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SMALL EYES SHOUTING

May 1, 1958 – March 15, 2017

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our dear brother, RANDY “Wild Man” SMALL EYES SHOUTING (Aakaimootah), on March 15, 2017 at the Chinook Regional Hospital. Randy was the youngest son of the late Joseph and Beatrice Shouting Jr.

The Family Service will be at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Tuesday, March 21st at 4:00 p.m. followed by the Wake Service at the Old Saipoyi Gym, Stand Off from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Blood Reserve on Wednesday, March 22nd at 11:00 a.m. Interment in St. Catherine’s Cemetery.

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Bob Fettig
1948 – 2017
Robert Fettig, beloved husband of Rene Fettig, passed away in Taber on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the age of 68 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Friday, March 24, 2017 at 5:00 P.M.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, 5009 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 10:30 A.M. Private burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Besides his loving wife Rene, Bob is survived by their children and grandchildren, Danielle (Devin) Hansen of Taber and their family Jessie, Blaze and Tayla; Robert Fettig (Debbie Walter) of Taber and their family Tyson and Adreyana. He is also survived by his dad John (Margaret) Fettig of Calgary; step father George Frank of Tonasket, Washington; mother-in-law Jenny Mazereeuw of Taber; siblings Trudy (Gary) Hoffman of Osoyoos, British Columbia, Tori Sassone of Spokane, Washington, Renee Balcom of Spokane, Washington, Tom Patt of Edmonton, Terri Patt of Vancouver, British Columbia and by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Bob was welcomed to heaven by his son Blaine Fettig, his mother Burna Frank and his father-in-law Pete Mazereeuw.
Bob was born in Taber December 3, 1948. Following high school, he studied automotive parts at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in Calgary. After returning to Taber, he worked for the Ford dealership and in 1975, married Rene Mazereeuw. Bob continued working in parts with various dealerships for the next thirty five years. He was self employed for the last thirteen years of his work life, operating Blainco Pressure Service.
Bob had a passion for sports. In 1970, he won the Alberta Boxing Golden Gloves and won the Canadian Master Men’s Slowpitch Championship in 1989. He was a life member of both the Southern Alberta Basketball Officials Association and the Alberta Basketball Officials Association. Bob received the national award of merit from the Canadian Basketball Officials Association in 2014 and was inducted into the Taber Sports Hall of Fame, team category in 2005 and the builder category in 2013. He enjoyed coaching the Taber Kinsmen Mosquito’s which included his son’s Blaine & Rob, taking the team to a provincial championship in 1990. He also enjoyed coaching the 1975/1976 women’s provincial basketball championships.
Bob’s true enjoyment in life was spending time with Rene, their children and grandchildren. He will be dearly missed.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Bob’s name may be made directly to the Alberta Lung Association, Box 4500, Station South, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 6K2 (http://www.ab.lung.ca).
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


Marlene Pakarno
1939 – 2017
Stella Marlene Pakarno, beloved wife of Gil Pakarno, passed away in Taber on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at the age of 77 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.


Frank Merkl
1924 – 2017
Frank Merkl, beloved husband of the late Tillie Merkl, passed away in Taber on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at the age of 93 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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