October 26th, 2020

FRIDAY, March 24, 2017


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on March 24, 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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CALLING LAST

MICHAEL CALLING LAST passed away in Cardston on March 17th, 2017 at the age of 56 years.

The Family Service will be at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Wed., March 29th at 5:00 p.m. followed by the Wake Service at the Moses Lake Gym, Blood Reserve from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be at the Moses Lake Gym on Thurs., March 30th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in St. Paul’s Cemetery.

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Carl Millman

1933 – 2017

Mr. Carl Millman of Lethbridge, passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at the age of 83 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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John Chudobiak 1949 – 2017

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mr. John Chudobiak, husband of the late Wilma Jane, in Lethbridge on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at the age of 67 years. Family and friends are invited to pay their final respects at 10:00AM on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the COALDALE FUNERAL HOME, 2013- 1711 20th Street Coaldale, Alberta, T1M 1J7. An interment will follow in the Coaldale Community Cemetery. Following the graveside service, family & friends are invited to The Gem of the West Museum, 1306 20 Street Coaldale, AB for a time of fellowship and refreshments.

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GROS VENTRE BOY

GABRIEL GROS VENTRE BOY passed away in Browning, MT on March 17th, 2017 at the age of 49 years,

The Family Service will be at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Tues., March 28th at 5:00 p.m. followed by the Wake Service at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve from 7:00 p.m. continuing all night. The Funeral Service will be at the Senator Gladstone Hall on Wed., March 29th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the Blood Band Cemetery.

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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.

A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00pm Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at the R.O.C. CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES, 1220- 23 Avenue, Coaldale, AB.

A private family interment will take place in Mountain View Cemetery.

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HARRIS

IVAN BERNARR HARRIS of Taber, passed away peacefully on March 15th at the Taber Hospital at the age of 94. Bernarr was born and raised in Taber and lived his whole life on the original Harris family homestead. He spent his working life employed at the Sugar Factory in Taber as an Agricultural Fieldman, retiring in 1988. He also served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints from 1947-1949.

Bernarr is survived by his loving wife Inez (Gibb) of 62 years, sons Dwight (Liana), Glade, and daughter Jennifer (Wilson) Landers, eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He is also survived by his sister NaVee Wynder (Curtis), sisters-in-law, Betty Harris and Evelyn Harris. He was pre-deceased by his parents Ivan and Maude (Tufts) Harris, his sister, Joyce (Porter) Palmer, and by his brothers, Garth M. Harris, and Gary L. Harris.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, March 25th at 11:00 A.M. at THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS, TABER STAKE CENTRE, Taber Alberta. A viewing will be held Friday March 24th from 7:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Stake Centre, and on Saturday, from 10:00 A.M. to 10:45 A.M. Interment will be at the Taber cemetery following the service.

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HIGA

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Yachiyo Susan Higa at the age of 87 years. Yachiyo is survived by daughters Kyera Lea, Glenda (John) Worne, and son Wes Higa (Mary Tanasiuk). Also left to mourn are grandchildren Alecyn Lea, Joel & Chris (Kaylee) Worne, and Shawn Higa; and siblings Yoshi (Mich), Archie (Shirley) and extended family. Yachiyo was predeceased by her husband Hiroshi Francis Higa in 1999 and her daughter Bev in 2013. Special thanks to Dr. Forrestal, Edith Cavell, LRH, and home care. Family and Friends are invited to pay their respects on Friday, March 24, 2017 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge. A Graveside Service will take place at the Mountain View Cemetery on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. followed by a Celebration of Mom’s Life on Saturday afternoon from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Loyal Order of Moose Banquet Hall, 1401 – 5 Avenue North, Lethbridge.


Leonard Wendelin Mitzel

1946 – 2017

Mr. Leonard Wendelin Mitzel of Etzikom, beloved husband of Mrs. June Mitzel, passed away on March 19, 2017 at the age of 71 years. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, March 24, 2017 at FOREMOST COMMUNITY HALL, with Reverend David Carter, officiating.

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LITCHFIELD

Ernest LeRoy (Roy) Litchfield passed away on March 20, 2017 in Magrath, AB at the age of 89 years. He was born in Raymond, AB to Ernest and Minnie (Burrows) Litchfield. He was the second of five children, and grew up surrounded by a large and close-knit extended family. He was predeceased by his first wife Barbara (Gray) Litchfield, and is survived by his daughters Carolyn (John), Beverly (Ian), and Gwen; son Jon; grandsons Justin and Thomas; and his wife Sue (Chorney) Litchfield. Roy graduated from the University of Alberta with a degree in chemical engineering, and later went on to earn a diploma in business administration from the University of Western Ontario. He began his career working in the petro-chemical industry at Polymer Corp. in Sarnia, ON. He then took a job with the federal government at the Department of Regional Industrial Expansion in both Saskatoon and Ottawa where he worked until his retirement. Later, he and Sue relocated to Kelowna, BC before moving to Magrath in 2009. Roy was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was called as a missionary to the Eastern Canada Mission, and served the church in many capacities including bishop, counselor in stake presidency, regional welfare representative, family history consultant, and temple worker. Of particular note was his thoughtful and diligent service as a home teacher. Although Roy’s career saw him living in various parts of the country, he never lost his love for Southern Alberta. He always spoke fondly of his early life on the family farm and loved working at the Raymond Mercantile as a teen. His rural upbringing fostered an appreciation for the outdoors. Over the years he enjoyed a variety of activities such as camping, golf, photography, and was an ardent baseball fan. His yard was often admired, a result of his passion for gardening and landscaping. Friends and family were frequently treated to his abundant crop of tomatoes. A funeral service will be held on Monday, March 27th, 2017 at 11:00am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Magrath Stake Center, 21 East 1 Ave S, Magrath. Friends may meet the family prior to the service at the church from 10:00 to 10:45am. Interment to follow in the Temple Hill Cemetery, Raymond. Those who so desire may make memorial donations in memory of Roy to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada.


Lloyd George Graff

1941 – 2017

Mr. Lloyd George Graff of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Pat Graff, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, March 20, 2017 at the age of 75 years. Besides his loving wife Pat, Lloyd is survived by his two sons Dale Lloyd (Joan Kathleen) Graff and Lyle Victor (Mary) Graff; 5 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren as well as many nieces, nephews and their families. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Lloyd’s name may be made to the Lethbridge Animal Shelter 2405 41 St. N. Lethbridge, Alberta, T1H 5W3. Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Services.

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LORRAINE ALICE JOHNSON

(nee Wain/Nowotny)

Feb. 27, 1939 – March 20, 2017

“Heaven has found another Angel”

Lorraine passed away peacefully in Calgary on the first day of spring, surrounded by her beloved family. She is survived by six children, Les (Zdenka), Dan, Keith, Jack, Jim (Kris) and Trish (Steve), 18 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and her sister Wilda. She is predeceased by her husband – Donald, father – Bud Wain, mother – Florence, stepfather Earl Nowotny, brother Lawrence, sisters Shirley and Evelyne.

Born and raised in Barons, Alberta, she married her high school sweat-heart Don and began the process of raising a large, rambunctious brood with an easy grace and bright face, in spite of many financial hardships along the way. Love of family, her compassion for friends anyone in need (Harbour House being just one) was an inspiration to three generations, that will continue, far into the future.

The funeral service will be held at Southminister United Church, 1101, 4 Ave South (where she was also married on April 12, 1955) at 11:00 AM on Saturday, March 25th. There will be no procession or burial services as Lorraine has donated her body to the University of Calgary in one final giving and unselfish act. A reception will be held at the Army and Navy Club at 517, 5 Ave South, from 1-4 o’clock in the afternoon.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Harbour House Shelter for women, or the Alberta Children’s Hospital. Donation boxes will be set up at the funeral, or you can donate on-line.


Maria Kozak

1924 – 2017

Mrs. Maria Kozak of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Iwan Kozak, passed away on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at the age of 92 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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Jean Morrison
1935 – 2017
Jeannie Pauline Morrison, beloved wife of the late Donald Morrison, passed away in Taber on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at the age of 81 years.
Jean is the cherished mother of Cam (Sharon) Morrison of Calgary, Vince Morrison of Lethbridge, Cathy (Mike) Wilson of Lethbridge, Carm (Kevin) O’Grady of Taber, Pat Beamish of Saskatoon, Shelly (Rob) Perna of Calgary and Moira McKay of Abbotsford; ten grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her loving husband Donald Morrison (1997), infant son Michael, parents Archibald and Faye McLeod, three sisters, three brothers and son in-law Wally Giesbrecht.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Sunday, March 26, 2017 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Monday, March 27, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Jean’s name may be made directly to the #20 Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary, 5205 – 48 Avenue, Taber, Alberta T1G 1S8.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


George Sander

1925 – 2017

Mr. George Sander of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Vicky Sander, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at the age of 91 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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Frank Vasil

1941 – 2017

Mr. Frank G. Vasil of Coaldale, beloved husband of Mary McNab, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 10, 2017 at the age of 76 years. Vigil Rites (Prayers) will be held at 7:00PM, on Friday, March 24, 2017 at SS. PETER AND PAUL UKRAINIAN GREEK CATHOLIC CHURCH, 643 12 “B” Street North, Lethbridge, Alberta. A Funeral Service will be celebrated at 2:00PM, on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at SS. PETER AND PAUL UKRANIAN GREEK CATHOLIC CHURCH.

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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. 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.

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