January 22nd, 2021

SATURDAY, March 25, 2017

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on March 27, 2017.


DR. DREW GIBB CAHOON, born June 3, 1949 passed away as the result of a motorcycle accident at Lake Mead, Nevada March 21, 2017. Drew was born in Cardston, Alberta, to DeRaunz and Wanda. He is the youngest brother to Louise, Ken, Lynda and Dale. He will be missed by his eternal wife Joanne and his children, Wendy (Jon) Penny and their children Riley, Christopher and Jonah, Amber (David) Edwards and their children Porter, Autumn and Marik, Darren (Erin) and their children Alivia, Halle, Jane and Drew, Jess (Cheryl) and their children Ethan and Hazel, Ashley (Chris) Shurtz and their children Aubrey, Jensen, Carter and Liam. Drew leaves a loving posterity who will miss the adventures and great example of a kind man.

Drew loved people, everyone his friend. He loved being a dentist and spent the last 12 years of his life doing humanitarian dentistry in East Africa. His service to the peoples of Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi has left a legacy of excellence in dentistry and continuing education for dentists and hygienists throughout Africa. He has logged hundreds of thousands of miles and 12 to 16 weeks each year in Africa, persuading and cajoling the stakeholders in the dream to achieve his goals to ensure greater skills for practitioners. He promised all those who accompanied him to Africa that they would witness a miracle a day and they did.

Drew graduated from the University of Alberta and fulfilled service to the Canadian Armed Forces Medical Corps, retiring as a Captain. He practiced dentistry in Three Hills for 20 years and 8 years in Raymond before retiring due to health issues. Many patients lovingly recall his care and generosity as a dentist.

Drew served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Oslo, Norway and learned to love the Scandinavian peoples, returning many times to those choice lands. He has served his church and community with unfailing love. His philosophy of anything worth doing is worth overdoing spilled through his relationships with family, patients, friends and community.

We will celebrate Drew’s life at a memorial service on Wednesday, March 29th at 11:00 a.m. at the LDS church at 4105 Forestry Ave S, Lethbridge, AB. There will be a family and friend gathering at 9:30 a.m., prior to the funeral. Come meet the family on Tuesday evening from 6:30 pm at the Forestry Ave building. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Drew’s African Project made payable to Raymond Rotary Club PO Box 1612, Raymond, AB T0K 2S0.


JOSEPH WILFRED COOK passed away on March 23rd, 2017 in Lethbridge at the age of 84 years.

Joe was born in Drumheller, Alberta on February 8, 1933. He attended school in East Coulee and New Dayton. Joe was handed some challenges in life but he never let that stop him from working hard at various jobs throughout his life. In fact, he was a fighter right to the end.

Joe was unable to drive so his means of transportation was his bicycle, going from a two-wheeler to a three-wheeler and then finally a four-wheeler. His bicycle took him to work, fishing at Henderson Lake and anywhere else he desired. He had a small tool box with the essential items and if his bike needed to be repaired he was capable of doing so. Joe’s four-wheel bike was his door to freedom and he loved it. Joe, you can now ride forever!

He is survived by his brother Donald Cook of Lethbridge and his sister, Susan (Morley) Roelofs of Calgary. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews, Jerry (Sharon) Cook of Magrath, Carol (Nick) Toth of Lethbridge, Jackie Medaris of Maple Ridge, BC, Candace (Scott) McGovern of Calgary and Darren Roelofs of Medicine Hat as well as 9 great-nieces and nephews and 7 great-great-nieces and nephews.

Joe was predeceased by his parents, Aaron and Mary Cook, infant brothers Aaron and Jerry and his sister-in-law, Beatrice Cook.

The family will be holding a private celebration of Joe’s life.

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GEORGE E. HAWS, beloved husband of Gail Haws of 58 years, passed away at St. Michael’s Palliative Care on January 29, 2017 at the age of 84 years.

A Memorial Mass will be held at OUR LADY OF ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, March 25th, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. with Father Kevin Tumback, Celebrant.

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EVERTJE “EVE” HEINEN beloved wife of the late Bart Heinen of Picture Butte, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, March 24, 2017 at the age of 86 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta on Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Frank Deboer Officiating.

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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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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. A private family service is being held. Interment will take place in the Mountain View Cemetery.

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Orval C Walmsley

1934 – 2017

Orval Walmsley passed away after a short but courageous battle with cancer in Lethbridge, Alberta on March 22, 2017 at the age of 83 years with his loving wife and children by his side. Orval was born in Swan River, Manitoba on April 16th, 1934 and was the oldest of 10 children born to Richard and Effie Walmsley (nee Garland). He was predeceased by his mother and father; brother Wayne Walmsley and son, Blair Guzzi. Left to mourn his loss is his wife, Alta (nee MacDonald); children Mavis (Rick O’Donnell), Ardyth (Tim Chambers), Vanessa (Neal Hutchinson), Dana Guzzi, Jim (Wendy) Guzzi, and Jeff (Carol) Guzzi. He also leaves 12 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Orval worked from the age of 15 and over his lifetime traveled the world, working for international mining companies in places as diverse as India and Colombia. He loved working and lived his life to the fullest. He loved his children and grandchildren and spent many hours telling them stories about his adventures, while listening to and celebrating their adventures. He was brutally honest and expected the same in return. He loved watching American Politics and hockey and he loved a good argument. He will be sadly missed. A special thanks to the staff at St Michael’s Palliative Unit for their compassion and care. A private family burial will be held at a later date, as per Orval’s request.

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George Sander

1925 – 2017

Mr. George Sander, beloved husband of Mrs. Vicky Sander, went peacefully to be with our Saviour on March 22, 2017 at the age of 91 years. A gentle soul, George was born and raised on the family farm. He attended school in Enchant and after serving in the Armed Forces returned to the farm. In 1952 he married Vicky Urban. They farmed until moving to Lethbridge in 2001 but continued to remain actively involved in farming. He was a wonderful father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was a patient teacher and worked in 4-H and with the Green Certificate Training Programs. He could build or fix anything. He was salt of the earth and a father figure to many. Besides his loving wife Vicky, George is survived by his two daughters Karen (Ron) Zielke of Lethbridge, and Brenda Sander (Gerald Fraser – deceased) of Enchant; grandchildren Lindsey Ment (Don Skretting Jr.) of Lethbridge, Kennedy Zielke (Lorin Dodbiba) of Toronto, Gaelyn Zielke (Dallas Widdop) of Lethbridge; great grandchildren Jayce, Kaden and Nash Ment of Lethbridge; brother Frank (Elaine) Sander of Coaldale, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. He was predeceased by his parents Kasimir Jr. and Lucy (Leppert) Sander; brother Sylvester Sander; sister Helena Reimer and brother-in-law Ed Reimer. Vigil Rites (Prayers) will be held at 7:00pm on Sunday, March, 26, 2017 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610- 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. A Funeral Mass will be held at 1:00pm on Monday, March 27, 2017 at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 12 Ave South, Lethbridge, with Father Kevin Tumback, celebrant. Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Society #402, 740 4th Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 0N9 or to The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, Box 2211, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4K7.

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