January 16th, 2021

SATURDAY, April 1, 2017

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on April 3, 2017.

Jeanette Bareman
1957 – 2017
Blessed are those whose strength is in you, who have set their hearts on pilgrimage.  Psalm 84:5
On Tuesday, March 28, 2017, the Lord, in His infinite wisdom and time called unto Himself, Jeanette Bareman, our wife, sister, mother and oma, at the age of 59 years.
A private burial service will be held at the Prairieview Cemetery, Grassy Lake prior to the funeral service.
The Funeral Service will be held at the First Christian Reformed Church, 3902 Heritage Drive, Taber on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
She is survived by her loving husband Marion and their six children James and Andrea Bareman and their family Megan, Blake, Cade, Mason and Allie; Jordan and Marie-Louise Bareman and their family Cohen, Ian, Shane and Joni; Julia Bareman; Patrick and Amanda Harthoorn; Neil Bareman; Dean Bareman. She will also be fondly remembered by her extended family.
She was predeceased by her young son Eric, two sisters and her parents.
Jeanette was born in New Westminster, British Columbia to Jelle and Janette Vanderveen. She grew up on a farm in the Mud Bay area, the second youngest of six girls. In 1977 she was swept off her feet by a bachelor from Alberta, Marion Bareman and they married in November of 1979. They moved back to Alberta in the spring of 1981 to farm south of Grassy Lake with Marion’s father and brother. They were blest with seven children.
Later on in life, mom surprised us with many new ventures, kayaking, scuba diving and even taking over Wood Travel when they moved off the farm. She adored her grandkids and was proud to take them all camping every summer. She loved to host and serve her brothers and sisters in the Lord.
Mom spent her last few days at home in peace surrounded by loved ones.
If friends so desire, memorial tribute’s in Jeanette’s name may be made directly to Rehoboth Christian Ministries, Box 1312, Coaldale, AB  T1M 1N1 (http://www.rehoboth.ab.ca). Please designate your donation for the Rehoboth Summer Camp.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.



Aug. 24, 1930 – March 27, 2017

Henry passed away peacefully on March 27, 2017 of cancer. He was predeceased by his mother Helen, father Isaac and older brothers Leonard and Bert. He leaves behind his loving wife and cherished companion of forty years, Elizabeth; four step children, five grandchildren, and two great grandsons. Henry was born in Travers, Alberta to a small farming family where he worked the land until moving to Lethbridge in 1997. He fully retired from farming in 2002. Elizabeth and Henry spent the past two years in “The View” retirement residence where they made many friends and memories. Henry was the most generous, kind and thoughtful man who had time for anyone, even a stranger. He will always be loved and never forgotten. Henry will be laid to rest at Archmount Cemetery (2650 Westside Drive Lethbridge) on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 2:00PM. In lieu of flowers please donate to a cancer charity.


WAYNE HENRY BOULTON of Brooks, passed away at home on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the age of 67 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

Ona Gayle

(nee Champney, nee Smyke)


It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother, sister and friend, Ona Gayle (Champney) (Smyke) Dunbrack. Ona was born in 1939 to Arnold and Ethel Champney and passed away March 26, 2017.

Ona was raised on a farm outside of Fort McLeod, Alberta near the small town of Orton with her three siblings Rita Binning (deceased), Arlene Litchfield and Lauchie Champney.

Ona Gayle is predeceased by her first husband (Buddy) Bud Smyke of Lundbreck, AB. Ona was lucky enough to remarry to Lloyd Dunbrack of Pincher Creek, AB who passed away in 1998. Bud and Ona’s children are: Crystal Smyke, Byron (Roxanne) Smyke, Kerry (Dawn Heerschap) Smyke, and Klayton Smyke; Ona’s grandchildren are: Carleen, Nikki, Rayne, Jess, Alisa, Blaise, Joel, Dezmon, Kaiden, and Aaryn Smyke, and Kyla, Katie and Kataya McClung

Ona was a “Tupperware” Manager for 29 years and enjoyed her job to the fullest. Ona’s love for her family was of the upmost importance as her family was her life. She loved gardening and would often be found “out admiring my kingdom”. Ona had a way about her that would always put a smile on your face. She loved music and dancing or, as she would say, “cutting a rug”. When she wasn’t spending time with her family or gardening, she could be found in her craft room sewing, painting ceramics, making dolls, quilting, and much more.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects from 10:00 am until 10:45 am, at the funeral service being held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (1240 Wentworth Avenue, Pincher Creek) on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 11:00 AM. Interment will take place at the Orton Cemetery.

Those who wish can make memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association, (220 6223 2nd Street SE, Calgary, AB T2H 1J5) or Dialysis Unit C/O Crowsnest Pass Health Foundation, (Box 455, Blairmore, AB T0K 0E0.) To send a condolence, please visit http://www.edensfuneralhome.com


SHARON (FRODSHAM) HAYNES, beloved wife of the late Ted Haynes, passed away peacefully in Lethbridge, on Thursday March 30, 2017 at the age of 84.

The Funeral service will be held at the CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS Magrath Garden Place Church, 170 N Centre Street, on Saturday April 8, 2017 at 1:00pm.

Friends can meet with the family Friday April 7, 2017 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at the Church and Saturday prior to the service from 11:00am to 12:45pm. Interment to follow in the Magrath Cemetery.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca

JENNINGS, Laverna Frances October 5, 1923 – Milk River, Alberta March 25, 2017 – Calgary, Alberta

Laverna, beloved wife of the late Edward (Tedd) Jennings, passed away on March 25, 2017 at the age of 93 years. Laverna was born in Milk River, AB and completed her schooling there, graduating with honours in 1941. She attended the U. of Alberta and graduated in 1944 with a B.Sc. in Home Economics. During her final year she was president of the Juanita Society, an academic women’s association which advocated to improve the status and conditions for women on campus. Laverna met her future husband Tedd during her first year of university; they reconnected in Calgary in 1946, after his service with the air force was complete, and were married in Calgary in 1948. They resided in Edmonton briefly while Tedd completed his geology degrees at U of Alberta. They moved to Calgary permanently in 1952. In 1954, she became an active member in many church, charity and volunteer groups in the newly created St. Pius X Parish which continued until her passing. Notably, she became a Meals-on-Wheels volunteer driver (45+ years), which in 2011 earned a nomination for the Volunteer-in-Profile leadership award, sponsored by CTV and the City of Calgary. Laverna lived for, and through, the joys of her sons and their families who will all miss her dearly, as will her many friends. She is survived by sons Barry (Susan) of Calgary and Jim (Nenna) of Anthem, AZ; grandchildren Vincent, Mike (Aiyana), Russ, and Chris (Katie), all of Calgary, Warren (Heather) of Duncan BC, Jeremy (Colleen) and Jennifer (Brian McManus) of Denver, CO, and Ashley (Doug Colbert) of Charlotte, NC; great-grandchildren Ellysia, Fionna, Edison, Tristan, Finley, Jeren, Aiden, Ella, Austyn, Charlie and Carter. She was predeceased by her husband of 68 years, Tedd Jennings in November, 2016.Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Pius X Catholic Church (2424 – 24th Avenue N.W.) on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be forwarded through http://www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The family would like to thank the Doctors and nursing staff at the Rockyview Unit 71, Nursing and Support staff at the Bethany Care Centre and the staff at the Staywell Manor Village. In living memory of Laverna Jennings, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.


VERA KALUSKA, beloved wife of the late Vincent Kaluska, of Lethbridge, passed away at the St. Therese Villa, on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at the age of 108 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.

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(1930 – 2017)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Earl McKenna C.D., formerly of Hillcrest Mines, on March 23, 2017 at the Pincher Creek Health Centre. He was called to be with our Lord at the age of 86 years.

Left to mourn his passing and celebrate his life is his beloved wife, Betty McKenna; his devoted sons, Brian (Darlene) McKenna, Kevin (Faye) McKenna and Darrell (Melinda) McKenna; his treasured grandchildren, Jain (Craig) McKenna, Randi (Geoff) Eseltine, Jillian (Shawn) Hoogstraten, Nikki McKenna and Jesse McKenna; his dear brother, Eugene McKenna; as well as his extended family and many friends.

He was predeceased by his parents, William and Elizabeth McKenna; his father-in-law, Harry Becker; his mother-in-law, Rose Becker; his grandson, Jeffree McKenna; his sister, Elizabeth; and his brothers, James, Gilbert, William “Bud”, Hughie, Neil, Roy, Ronald and Bob.

The Memorial Mass will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, April 7, 2017 at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church (13126 – 21 Ave., Blairmore, AB) with Fr. Ben Marino and Fr. Sylvano as Celebrants. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations will be gratefully accepted by the Legion Poppy Fund.

Condolences may be registered at http://www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca.

Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements. (403) 562-8555


Rod, of Coaldale, passed away at the Foothills Hospital on March 20, 2017 at the age of 63. Rod will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 37 years, Marianne, and their two daughters, Lesley (James) Marshalsay and Monica Martin plus his precious granddaughters Ruth and Thelma. He is also survived by his father, Les Martin and brothers, Barry (Lynn) of Calgary and Greg (Cathy) of Lethbridge. Brother-in-laws Pat (Sally) Wierzba and Grant (Claudia) Wierzba both of Calgary and Rick (Jane) Wierzba of Ponoka plus numerous nieces and nephews. Rod was predeceased by his mother, Doris, younger brother, Doug and nephew Cameron. Rod was born in Barrhead, Alberta. The family moved several times in his youth but he completed High School in Ponoka and pursued an Education degree at RedDeer College and the University of Alberta. He spent the last 37 years working in the Lethbridge area. Rod loved playing hockey in his youth and golf and curling in later years but any sport that was on TV was worth watching. The family would like to extend our appreciation to the Coaldale EMS, Lethbridge Regional Hospital, and the incredible, compassionate staff at the Foothills ICU. The family will be holding a private celebration of Rod’s life and would like to thank everyone for their kind thoughts and prayers.

Rudolph (Rudy) Salamon

December 24, 1938 –

March 29, 2017

Mr. Rudolph (Rudy) Salamon passed away peacefully on Wednesday March 29, 2017, with family by his side, at the age of 78. Rudy was born in Lethbridge, AB to the late John and Mary Salamon. He farmed in the Fourth Creek district in Northern Alberta with his father for many years before finding his passion as a carpenter. He then relocated to Vancouver Island where he built his dream home for his family, and was most proud of the marina he built at Browns Bay. He eventually found his way back to Lethbridge, working in construction and carpentry until he retired. He loved fishing, playing cards (look out if he lost), woodworking, afternoon drives, the casino, and spending time with family. Rudy is survived by his first wife Gloria Temple; their three children Randy Salamon, Sherilyn (Russell) Hancock, and one other daughter; grandchildren Mandy (Dan) Daysha, Jacob (Rebecca), and Kyle; great-grandchildren Savannah and Scarlett; sisters Irene Cohrs, Emily Thomas, Geraldine Kwasnitza, Alice Hargreaves, Darlene Emard, Leona Levins and Marg Kudeba, as well as numerous nieces and nephews who will miss his company greatly. Rudy is pre-deceased by his brother John; sister Marlene; and infant brother John. Rudy will be dearly missed by his fiancée Alma Osberg, who brought joy and companionship to his final days. At Rudy’s request, there will be no funeral service. Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels. For those who wish, a donation can be made to St Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit, 1400-9th Ave South, Lethbridge AB, T1J 4V5.

Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.


TERESA TERNES, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 at the age of 59 years.

A Memorial Reception will be held at the L.S.C.O, 500 – 11 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. with a short service taking place at 11:30 A.M.

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On March 30, 2017, we said goodbye to our Opa, as he was ushered into heaven, lifted up and free. A man of faith, a man of strength and unending devotion to his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Wednesday April 5, 2017 at the Granum Christian Reformed Church, Granum, Alberta, with pastor Henry Veldboom Officiating. To send a condolence, please visit http://www.edensfuneralhome.com


EUGENE WELTERLICH, of Lethbridge, beloved spouse of the late Inge Welterlich, passed away peacefully at the St. Michael’s Health Centre on Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 at the age of 87 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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Abram Wiebe

Mr. Abram Wiebe of Coaldale passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at the age of 74. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.


It is with great sadness that the family of DEBORAH LYNN WITWICKI announces her passing, on Monday, March 27, 2017, at the age of 55 years in Lethbridge, AB. A native of Lethbridge, Deb was an avid cook and animal lover. Deb will be forever remembered by her children, Stephanie Strawn and her husband (Mike) and Jared Moore, by her parents Mel and Joyce Witwicki, by her brother Mark and his wife (Dorinda) and by her two grand-daughters Finley Strawn and Kaia Moore. A celebration of Deb’s life was held in a private ceremony on Friday, March 31, 2017 in Lethbridge, Alberta.

To send condolences, please visit http://www.generationsfh.ca

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