January 17th, 2021

SATURDAY, May 15, 2017

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on May 15, 2017.


Griffith Lawrence Bye, 56, passed away March 6, 2017.

Services will be Monday, May 15, at 1:00 PM at Farbo Farms in Sweetgrass, MT.

Griff was born June 21, 1960 in Sweetgrass, Montana in the house of his parents, Lawrence Eldon and Megan Samuel Bye. The family moved to the farm south of Kevin in 1966. Griff went to grade school in Kevin and upon graduating from the 8th grade, attended North Toole County High School in Sunburst where he graduated with the class of 1978.

Griff played basketball for the Refiners and was an All-Conference First team selection in his Senior year. He was also the starting shortstop of the Cut Bank Lobos American Legion team.

Griff attended the University of Montana and although he was a quarter away from a math and English endorsement, he earned his degree in Elementary Education. His first job was teaching and coaching in Rocky Boy. From there he moved on to North Toole County High School in Sunburst where he taught and coached for over 20 years. Subsequent coaching stops included Valier, Kremlin-Gilford and Power. Griff also taught for one year in Shelby. All in all, Griff coached over 900 high school games which included both men’s and women’s teams.

Griff’s passion was sports. He played countless softball games across the state, the northwest, and even Canada. He thrived on the competition as well as the camaraderie. A humble and unassuming person, Griff always won and lost with class. As a coach, and ever the teacher, he touched an incredible amount of people, both adults and students.

As years went by, Griff became more and more interested in new farming techniques and processes. A big proponent of crop rotation, cover crops, and pulse crops, he was one of the first in the North Country to try various non-traditional crops.

Griff is survived by his wife Noreen (Reenie) and his son Scott Eldon all of Kevin, two step children; Jill Lodermeier of Coutts, Alberta and Wade (Allison) Lodermeier of Spruce Grove, Alberta. Brother Scott (Pam) Bye of Cut Bank and nieces Samantha, Megan and Sidney.

Memorial donations can be made to Griff Bye’s Memorial Scholarship, C/O Stockman Bank, PO Box 1139, Cut Bank, MT 59427.

Condolences can be made to http://www.asperfh.com.


MRS. MONICA DELORES FETTIG, of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Joseph Fettig, passed away on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at the age of 99 years.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. with Father Lukas Drapal celebrating.

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Gary Sullivan

1952 – 2017

Mr. Gary Sullivan of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Marg Sullivan, passed away after a lengthy illness on Friday, March 3, 2017 at the age of 64 years. A Celebration of Gary’s Life and reception will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th Street South, Lethbridge, AB. A private family inurnment will take place at Mountain View Cemetery following the service.

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August 21, 1921 – May 1, 2017

Born August 21, 1921, in Medicine Hat, Alberta, to Ruth and Duncan Campbell. The youngest of four boys (Neil, Lockman and Duncan), Gordon learned to play the piano early, achieving a performance diploma from the Toronto Conservatory of Music. Money was scarce for the Campbell family so Ruth bartered for Gordon’s piano lessons with home-canned goods, most often pickles.

Gordon had a taste for debate that was legendary and the more controversial the topic the greater his enthusiasm. Gordon’s life as an educator and administrator took root when he became Vice-Principal of the Iron Springs School and Principal of Monarch School in Alberta from 1939 – 1940.

Gordon was a World War II Navy Veteran, serving in the Atlantic Fleet from 1943-45. His active service left him with lasting difficult memories. After the war, Gordon became the First National Executive Secretary of the World University Service of Canada (“WUSC”) in Toronto. Gordon received an MA from the University of Toronto in 1951. He continued graduate studies at Harvard University where as a bell ringer, nimbly manipulating an intricate series of ropes, pulleys, and pedals he sent a string of chimes through the Cambridge, MA, air. His musical gift enabled him to play some of the great pipe organs of Europe, as a “drop-in”, to the amazement of many church and cathedral curators. Gordon had a catalogue of 10,000 songs in his head that he could play without written music, at will, in any key.

Meeting at a Toronto conference in 1957, Gordon fell for and smartly married Sylvia Anne Woeller, of Kitchener, Ontario. They settled in Regina with baby Douglas where Gordon was the Director of Adult Education for the Province of Saskatchewan. In 1962, Gordon was appointed Director of Extension, University of Waterloo. In 1964, he and Sylvia moved to Trail, BC, where he became the Founding President of Selkirk Community College in Castlegar (now Selkirk University). Darroch, Lachlan and Janet joined the family in 1965, 1966 and 1968. The family moved to Lethbridge where Gordon joined the newly established University as Founding Faculty and associate professor of Education. He obtained a PhD from the University of Calgary in 1971.

In Lethbridge, Gordon and Sylvia were active leaders in their new community. In 1968, Gordon began the Southern Alberta Council of Public Affairs in Lethbridge. Its mandate was to explore issues of community concern and controversy, and to Gordon’s delight was varyingly characterized as conservative, communist and socialist, depending on the style of the last speaker. Always a Scotsman, Gordon felt it was important for those attending to obtain the equivalent of a university seminar with a sandwich, pastry, and beverage, at below cost.

Gordon taught his children a reverence for the natural world from countless adventures hiking, camping, swimming, beach combing, clamming and star gazing, especially on Hornby Island and in the Lethbridge coulees. These experiences endure as the happiest of family memories. Gordon and Sylvia were indulgent parents in only one way, the number and species of pets allowed in the household. Visitors might find dogs, cats, turtles, pigeons, chickens, piranhas, guinea pigs, rabbits, hamsters and goldfish all coexisting in our lively Lethbridge household.

In 2015, Gordon and Sylvia moved closer to family in Vancouver where he continued to play the piano giving delight to all. He tapped into his vast song catalogue up until his last days. On May 1, 2017, succumbing to health challenges associated with old age, Gordon died in his sleep after being surrounded by family, friends and song.

Often described as larger than life, Gordon filled myriad roles: husband, father, grandfather, friend, advisor, challenger, educator, communicator, facilitator, musician, mentor, world traveler, and peacemaker. An indelible figure, he leaves a great imprint on our souls. Gordon loved nothing better than a gathering for good discussion, over roast beef, with music and a wee dram of scotch.

Never a dull moment followed Gordon who leaves a gaping hole in the lives of his wife Sylvia; children Douglas, Darroch, Lachlan and Janet; son-in-law Richard and daughter-in-law Nina, and grandchildren Aria, Lucius, Ava and Julian, along with many nieces and nephews.

A concurrent memorial service for Gordon will be held May 20 at Kerrisdale Presbyterian Church Vancouver, BC, at 11:00 am PST with a simulcast at McKillop United Church in Lethbridge, AB, at 12:00 noon CMT.

In lieu of flowers, if you are so moved, please donate to a social justice cause focusing on human rights and equality for all persons under the sun.


With heavy hearts, we announce that our Dad, JOHN WALTER HOWES, has joined our Mom in Heaven on May 9th, 2017, 4 hours and 50 minutes before his much-anticipated 90th Birthday. On May 8th, we were so blessed to join him in celebrating his special day while he was fully conscious and in such high spirits. What a huge blessing we will always be so grateful for.

He will be forever remembered and loved by his son Ted (son Logan), daughters Debbie & Rob (Carrie, John and Jayde), Penny & Dale (Kathryn), Rose & Greg (Emily), (Garry’s children, Beau, Darcy, Desiree and Dionne) (Shannon’s children, Brandie and Amber) as well as many great grandchildren. Also left to mourn his passing are his brothers, Harvey (Joan) and Dale (Ann), Mom’s sisters-in law as well as many nieces and nephews.

Along with Terry, his loving wife of 50 years, Dad was predeceased by his parents, Nettie and George, infant daughter Darcey (1960), son Garry, daughter Shannon, granddaughter Crystal and his nephew, Lorne.

Dad was born in Chaplin, SK but was raised and went to school in Moose Jaw. He worked in many fields and was a “Jack of all Trades”. He met and married our Mom in Calgary and together they raised our family of six children, in various communities of Alberta. He was a quick learner and accomplished at many skills that helped him and our family throughout our lives as there was nothing he couldn’t fix. Dad worked hard, was resourceful and provided for his family first, making do with what we had, but we never did without.

Dad loved music, reading, camping and spending time outdoors. In later years, he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, supporting them in their various activities.

He will be remembered by family and friends for being kind-hearted, always looking out for others and having a great sense of humour.

To Dr. MacIntyre and all the beautiful staff on 4A at the Chinook Regional Hospital, we cannot thank you enough for all the loving and gentle support you provided for Dad as well as us, his family. You truly are special Angels who went over and beyond in your care. To Linda Bennett and all the wonderful staff at Fairmont Extendicare, we give our heartfelt gratitude for taking special care of Dad during his transition with dementia in his last years.

Penny, there are no words that could possibly convey my gratitude and love, as well as Dad’s, for all you have done for him these past 16 years, except to say the same words Dad said to God that special morning, “Thank you, thank you, thank you”. We would also like to express our immense appreciation to our loving husbands, Dale and Greg for being so supportive to us and helping so much this past week.

At Dad’s request, there will be no formal funeral service.

“God bless you Dad. Please give Mom a big kiss from us and thank you both for all you did for us kids. We love you so much.”

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


LORI AILEEN HWAY, beloved wife of Billy and mother of Brady (Jackie), of Lethbridge, passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit, on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at the age of 68 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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Arland Mangold
1937 – 2017
Arland Alza Mangold, beloved husband of Rosemary Mangold, passed away in Lethbridge on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at the age of 79 years.
A private burial service will be held at Mountain View Cemetery.
A service is being planned for a later date. Details will follow once finalized. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.



Lena Marshall-Moline passed away peacefully, Thursday, May 11th.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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BRIGITTE AGNES OUELLETTE passed away in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic on Monday, April 17, 2017 at the age of 52 years.

She was born on May 1, 1964 to Donat and Marie Ouellette in Grand Falls, New Brunswick.

The second youngest of seven children, Brigitte will be forever missed by her siblings.

Brigitte loved the outdoors and her cat, and was at her happiest when she was helping others. A kind and gentle soul, she will live on through the memories of anyone who was lucky enough to have spent time with her.

The family would like to thank all of Brigitte’s friends, medical professionals and support organizations who contributed in a positive way to the last challenging years of her life.

A Graveside Service will be held at MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY – 1210 Scenic Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 11:00 A.M.

For those of you that will be unable to join us, please feel free to honour Brigitte with your own traditions in the way that resonates with you. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation in Brigitte’s name to the charity of your choice.

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SOPHIE ELAINE SCOUT passed away in Cardston on May 10th, 2017 at the age of 81 years.

A Wake Service will be at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Thursday, May 18th from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve on Friday, May 19th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the Blood Band Cemetery.

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


Margaret Roe of Calgary, AB; formerly Lethbridge, AB; passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at the age of 96 years.

Memorial Service details will follow shortly.

Arrangements in care of EVAN J. STRONG FUNERAL SERVICES. (403-265-1199)


April 3, 1929 – May 7, 2017

LEONARD “LEN” WILLIAM TETZLOFF, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Sunday, May 7, 2017 after a seven-month illness at the age of 88 years.

A Memorial Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Bob Wallace officiating.

Following the Memorial Service, Len will be laid to rest in the Mountain View Cemetery.

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1947 – 2017

JUDITH ELSA TUDOR, of the Readymade area, passed away in Lethbridge on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at the age of 70 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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Berendina Van Hell

1927 – 2017

Mrs. Berendina Van Hell of Picture Butte, beloved wife of the late Mr. Steven Van Hell, passed away on Friday, May 12, 2017 at the age of 89 years.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 7:00 and 8:00pm on Monday, May 15, 2017 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th Street South, Lethbridge, AB.

A Graveside Service will take place at 11:00am on Tuesday May 16, 2017 at the HUNTSVILLE CEMETERY, 2 kilometers south of Iron Springs, AB.

A Memorial Service will be held at 12:00pm on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at the CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, Iron Springs, AB with Pastor Frank deBoer, officiating.

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CONSTANCE MARY VENABLES, beloved wife of Robert of Lethbridge, passed away on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at the age of 85 years.

She is survived by: Rodney Venables of Claresholm, Dianne (Shane) Porter of Lethbridge, Daniel Venables of Lethbridge, and Jeffrey (Karen) Venables of Calgary. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Connie is also survived by a sister Grace Slemko of Calgary, three brothers: Norman Field and Emery (Fern) Field, both of Lethbridge, and Gordon (Gladys) Field of Cranbrook, BC.

She is predeceased by her parents Millard and Mary Field, and a sister Betty Field.

Connie was born in Lethbridge, at the Galt Hospital on April 15, 1932. Her early schooling, Grades 1-7 was at Dow School and Jensen School in Pendant d’Oreille area. Her later schooling was at Galbraith School and LCI in Lethbridge. In 1950 she was married to Bob Venables.

Connie worked several years at Eatons, Woolco and some 38 years at Thriftway Pharmacy, full-time and part-time. She operated the sub-postal office there, the camera department and as a clerk. She was a past president of the Philatelic Society in 1983. She was an ardent stamp collector. Connie also loved cameras as her many photo albums show, as well as her collection of cameras.

A come and go reception will be held on Friday, May 19, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, Fireside Room, 1614-5 Avenue South, Lethbridge (wheelchair access available).

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

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