January 15th, 2021

THURSDAY, April 6, 2017

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on April 6, 2017.

Antonietta Altieri

1927 – 2017

Mrs. Antonietta Altieri of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Marco Altieri, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at the age of 89 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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MARGARETE JOHANNA CADY passed away at the Coaldale Health Centre on Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 at the age of 93 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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EDWARD ALVIN ERICKSON, of Nobleford, beloved husband of Anne Erickson, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, April 3rd, 2017 at the age of 88 years.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the NOBLEFORD COMMUNITY COMPLEX, 122 Kipp Street, Nobleford, AB, on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Rodger Halvorsen officiating.

A special thank you to the doctors and nurses on 3C for the excellent care that Dad received for the month that he was in the Chinook Regional Hospital.

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Gerhard Bron

1961 – 2017

Mr. Gerhard Bron of Fort Macleod, beloved husband of Mrs. Christine Bron passed away at the Bethesda Care Home on Saturday April 1, 2017 at the age of 55 years. Condolences will be held between 7:00PM – 8:00PM on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at the NETHERLANDS REFORMED CONGREGATION- FORT MACLEOD, 2608-7th Ave, Fort Macleod, Alberta. A Funeral service will be held at 10:00AM on Friday, April 7, 2017 at the NETHERLANDS REFORMED CONGREGATION- LETHBRIDGE, 90022 Range Road 211, Lethbridge, AB. Interment will follow the service in the Fort Macleod Union Cemetery.

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Gertrude Florence Kettles (nee Evans), beloved wife of the late James “Jim” Kettles, passed away peacefully Monday, April 3, 2017 at the age of 99 years. A son Kenneth predeceased her, her sisters Annie, Ida, Ada and a brother George as well as her parents George and Elizabeth Evans.

Gertie, as she was known to friends, was born Dec 16, 1917 to the farming life in Bracken, Saskatchewan. She moved to Pincher Creek, Alberta to work for a family where she met and married Jim on April 5, 1939. Together they ranched and raised their two boys, Allan and Les, until 1963 when they sold the ranch and moved into Pincher Creek. She was very active in the community volunteering, was in the Lioness Club, the Rebeccas, and was always ready to lend a helping hand. She volunteered at the Pincher Creek Hospital “Tuck Shop”.

Nothing put a smile on her face like doing the things she loved: playing cards, dancing, curling, crafting, crocheting, cooking and gardening. Many ribbons were won at the Pincher Creek Fair for her quilts, afghans, gladiolas, homemade pies, jams and jellies. She always had an open door, a plentiful table and a generous heart.

A dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, and community member she was willing to lend a helping hand. Gertie will be missed by her sons Allan, Les (Lorene); Grandchildren Laura (Steve), James (Rhea), Jeff (Ang), Andrea (Scott), Brent and Kylie. She also has 11 great-grandchildren, Brianna, Sarah, Katrina, Matthew, Anna, Cameron, Ella, Isabel, Ruby, Aedon and Ethan, as well as her many friends, nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held at the Pincher Creek United Church on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 3:00 pm (972 Police Ave, Pincher Creek, Alberta). A reception to celebrate Gertie’s life will follow at the Heritage Inn at 4 pm. No flowers by request. If friends desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Lion’s Club of Pincher Creek, P.O. Box 1825, Pincher Creek, AB T0K 1W0 (https://www.lcif.org/EN/support-our-work/donate-now.php). Visit http://www.edensfuneralhome.com to send a private condolence.

Marjorie Ross

1930 – 2017

Marjorie Elizabeth Ross (Volk), beloved wife of the late John (Jack) Ross, passed away peacefully at Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge on April 3rd, 2017 at the age of 87 years. She is survived by her sons; John (Kathy) and David (Lori), two grandchildren; Darren (Lanae) and Ryan as well as two great-grandchildren; William and Miranda. Number 9 of 10 siblings, she is survived by sisters Florence Thacker and Francis Wentz; predeceased by siblings John Heck, Frank Heck, Anton Heck, John Volk, Frank Volk, Anna Mary Hurt, and Marvin Volk. She was predeceased by her parents: Andrew and Anna Maria Volk of Burdett, AB. Marjorie graduated as a registered nurse from Holy Cross Hospital School of Nursing in 1951. Subsequently, working in Taber, AB; Powell River, BC; and at Vancouver General and St. Vincent’s hospitals in Vancouver, BC. She married Jack Ross in 1958 and raised her two sons in Lethbridge and on the family ranch in Aden, AB. She was a devoted wife, mother, family member, with many dear friends whom she adored. Marjorie was an accomplished athlete as a child and continued to be involved in many community activities including golf and bowling as well as her ‘Coffee Group’ of more than 40 years. Marjorie loved people and was fascinated with their personal stories and journeys. Marjorie was always kind, with a gentle soul and generous spirit. Her passing has left a hole in our hearts but her life has given us a guide. Her family wishes to thank the wonderful doctors and nurses at the Chinook Regional Hospital, the nurses and staff of Fairmount Extendicare, the staff of The View, and the nurses and staff at Lethbridge Home Care Services, as well as many family and friends for their extraordinary kindness and generosity through this journey. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the McKillop United Church in Lethbridge. A Funeral Service will be held at 12:00pm on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at MCKILLOP UNITED CHURCH, 2329 – 15 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB with Reverend Trevor Potter officiating. Interment to follow in the Mountain View Cemetery.

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DONALD LINDEN NILSSON, beloved husband of the late Judith Nilsson, passed away in Raymond on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at the age of 94 years.

The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, STIRLING CHAPEL, Stirling, Alberta. Friends may meet the family prior to the service from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. at the church.

Email condolences may be sent to http://www.generationsfh.ca


ELIZABETH “BETH” GORDON SPROUL, beloved wife of the late Stanley Kennedy Sproul, passed away in Lethbridge, AB on Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 at the age of 92 years.

Beth was born and raised in Winnipeg, MB moving with her family to Lethbridge in 1967. She was an active member of McKillop United Church and the UCW for almost 50 years, and was also a member of the Maple Leaf Chapter No. 7, OES.

For the last four years of her life, her home was Martha’s House where she truly felt at home.

She is survived by her daughters Allison (Michael) Dixon of Winnipeg, Donna Brittner of Lethbridge, granddaughters Amanda Brittner, Melissa (Brad) Gillam and Amy (John) Cadman, and great-grandchildren Madeleine, Jackson, Elizabeth, Evan and Myles.

A Celebration of Elizabeth’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, April 7th, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. with the Reverend Trevor Potter officiating.

In lieu of flowers, Mom would wish donations to the McKillop United Growing the Dream Fund – 2329 15 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB T1K 0X5, or to the charity of your choice.

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ANDREW TWIGG, beloved husband of Joanne, passed away in Cardston on April 1, 2017 at the age of 70 years.

A Family Service will be at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Monday, April 10th from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. and the Wake Service will follow at the Moses Lake Community Hall, Blood Reserve from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve on Tuesday, April 11th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the Blood Band Cemetery.

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

Kimberley Wiebe

1953 – 2017

Kimberley Joy Wiebe (Nee Milner). It is with a profound sense of loss that we announce her sudden passing on Thursday March 30th in her 64 years in Lethbridge, Alberta. Cherished daughter of Joyce Milner (Campbell) and the late John (Jack) Milner of Copper Cliff. Kim was born in Sudbury and spent her formative years attending Copper Cliff Public School and Lively District Secondary School. She graduated from Laurentian University in 1976. Like many young people Kim went west, initially settled in Edmonton where she worked as a Social Worker for the Department of Social Services with the Government of Alberta. Kim met and married Wilfred Wiebe in 1982. She is survived and will be missed and lovingly remembered by her precious daughter Kaitlyn (Cole), her sisters Brenda Desjardins (the late Guy), Barbara Horne (Ron) and brother David. She will be sadly missed by her nieces and nephews Bethany, Danielle, Nathan, Ethan, Rachael, and great nephew Kyler. The family would like to acknowledge and thank all the Wiebe family members who have supported and cared for Kim over the years. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service and Internment in the family plot will take place in the early summer of 2017 in Sudbury, Ontario. Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father’s house are many room; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you and I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. John 14 1-4.

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Robert James “Jim” Culver
February 15, 1952 ~ March 31, 2017
It is with broken hearts that we, the family of the late Mr. Robert James “Jim” Culver, beloved husband of Rhonda, announce his passing on Friday, March 31, 2017, at the age of 65 years.  Along with Rhonda, his loving wife of over 42 years, Jim leaves to cherish his memory:  two sons, Randy (Haley) and beloved grandchildren, Sierra and Chase;  Jason (Beth);  siblings, Linda (Willie) Andruschak of Hays, Dianne (Gary) Secrist of Enchant, Joanne (Keith) Olson of Coaldale, Terry (Ken) Franz of Retlaw, Jack (Kathleen) Culver of Sparwood, B.C., Jerry (Daralee) Culver of Medicine Hat, Rocky (Michelle) Culver of Elkford, B.C., Samantha (Randy) Colmer of Sparwood, B.C., Ronda Culver of Lethbridge and Tracey Culver of Surrey, B.C.;  in-laws, Ken (Janet) Whitmore of Taber, Shirley Meier of Hays and Monty (Trudy) Whitmore of Taber.  Jim is also survived by 23 nephews, 30 nieces, 21 great-nephews, 22 great-nieces and 5 great-great-nephews.  He was predeceased by his father, Joe Culver and mother, Thelma Culver.  Jim met and later married Rhonda Whitmore on October 4, 1974.  Together they farmed and owned and operated Culver Construction Ltd. in Retlaw, AB., while raising their two sons.  In 2009, Jim and Rhonda moved to Medicine Hat where he continued to enjoy spending time with his friends at the Royal Canadian Legion in both Vauxhall and Medicine Hat.  Jim loved his family and time spent with his precious grandchildren.  He also always made time for his nieces and nephews whom he held very dear.  Jim’s life will be honoured and his memory cherished without the proceedings of a formal funeral service. The family welcomes friends to visit the house to share memories and stories in the coming days. If friends so desire, memorial donations in Jim’s name may be made directly to the MD of Taber, in support of the Vauxhall Regional Fire Department (printed in the memo section of the cheque), 4900B – 50 Street, Taber, Alberta, T1G 1T2, an organization that was near and dear to Jim’s heart with Culver Construction Ltd. being a major part in the contruction of it. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at http://www.cooksouthland.com)  Honoured to serve the family is Cook Southland Funeral Home

Ruth Greeno
1915 – 2017
Catherine Ruth Greeno, beloved wife of the late Chester Greeno, passed away in Taber on Monday, April 3, 2017 at the age of 102 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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