January 17th, 2021

SATURDAY, May 27, 2017

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on May 29, 2017.



With deep sorrow, we announce the passing of GUNTER ANDER, loving husband of Rhonda Ander, on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at the age of 82 years.

Gunter was the beloved father of Frank (Terry), Brian (Joan), Marco (Karen), Gillian (Mark) and Chad (Nathalie), adored opa/grandpa to Christopher, Jennifer, Alisha, Julia, Luke, Jesse, Jill, Heidi, Logan, Mason, Kyler, Morgan, Payton and Lucas as well as great-grandfather to Kailey, Taysen, Shea and Jaya.

As per Mr. Ander’s wishes, there will be no funeral service. A Private Family Memorial will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Jack Ady Cancer Clinic, c/o the Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation, 960 – 19 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 1W5.

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THOMAS “TOM” MICHAEL ATWOOD, beloved companion of Shelley Stigter, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital after a brief illness, on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at the age of 72 years.

He is survived by his partner Shelley, his siblings Ruth in Coaldale, AB, John (Rochelle) in Devon, AB, Leo (Nancy) in China and Gordon (Mary Elizabeth) in Edmonton. Also mourning his loss are his nieces Kristen (Terry) in Victoria, BC, Oksana in Fox Creek, AB, and in Edmonton AB Odesa (Phuong Nguyen), nephew Davyd and two great-grand nephews. Tom was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Evelyne Atwood, and older brother William.

Tom was born April 23, 1945 in Lethbridge. He worked for many years with Trans Alta Utilities and was an active member of Trans Alta Retirement Association, Lethbridge Chapter. He served as President (1984-85) of the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (A.S.E.T.) and remained active as a past president. Tom’s passion was gardening and he liked to cultivate exotic and unusual plants. He was a great cook and enjoyed experimenting with new and gourmet recipes. He liked listening to classical music and enjoyed his Tuesday night Pool League.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at the EAGLE’S HALL, 631 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge, on Saturday, June 10th at 1:00 P.M. In memory of Tom, donations can be made to his favourite charity, The Schizophrenia Society, 234 – 12B St North, Lethbridge, AB, T1H 2K7.

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“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal.”

Patrick Cashen

1946 – 2017

Patrick “Paddy” Cashen passed away in the arms of his cherished wife Shirley on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre in Lethbridge.

Paddy was born in the beautiful Southwest town of Dingle, County Kerry, Ireland on March 16, 1946. After immigrating to Canada, he resided in Lethbridge, the place he called home and his love for this City was what prompted him to become a proud Canadian Citizen on June 10, 1993. Paddy remained in Lethbridge where he worked in a number of diverse occupations before becoming employed with the City of Lethbridge. He enjoyed a 33-year career with the City and was so proud of his accomplishments there, the greatest being the many friends he made over the years, several of whom he was still close with. Well, how could they resist that beguiling smile, eager handshake and wicked sense of humour! These charming traits did not go unnoticed the day Shirley Gonzy met him and he and his “lovelet” were married on July 27, 1985. Over the years they were able to share their love for travel, exploring several countries including Australia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Mexico, a couple trips to Ireland and their recent love for cruising. They also shared a love of animals and throughout their married years raised their beloved furry kids, Shamrock (1985-1999), Jack & Kerry (1999-2015) and their most recent addition Mechelle (2015). Paddy had many hobbies and his natural talent for working with wood led him to model battleship building, a pastime that he so enjoyed and one which kept him occupied for hours while he was dealing with his illness. Each ship (and there were 30 of them) were built to scale with the precision and passion that Paddy put into anything he set his hands upon. Throughout his life and no matter what cards he was dealt he never let things get him down… he met every obstacle with such a positive, hopeful attitude and his lifelong credo was “there’s always someone worse off than yourself.” His generous, kind and obliging nature touched everyone who was lucky enough to have met him or call him a friend. He is survived by his wife Shirley and their “dogter” Mechelle; brothers Peter (Celine) and Paul; sisters Betty (Tom) Hand, Ann (Brian) Scanlon and Nuala (Joe) Costello, all of Ireland; as well as his Canadian family, brothers-in-law Lou (Lynn) Gonzy and Allan Gonzy; sisters-in-law Monica Gonzy, Sheila (Merv) Newinger and numerous nieces and nephews in both Ireland and Canada. He was predeceased by his parents. Timothy and Lillian and sister Mary and his mother and father-in-law Jeanne and Louis Gonzy. Thanks is due the Doctors and nursing staff of the Jack Ady Cancer Clinic and all of Paddy’s “girls” at Palliative Care for your kindness and attention. A very special thanks to Dr. Smuts and Dr. Frick for your visits and for always being very frank, compassionate and supportive while Paddy was in your care. In respect of Paddy’s wishes, there will be no funeral and in lieu of flowers, he asked that donations be made to The Jack Ady Cancer Clinic, 1A129, 960- 19th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 1W5, or to St. Michael’s Palliative Care Unit, 1400-9th Ave South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 4V5.

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Christine Johnson

1971 – 2017

With heavy hearts the family announce the sudden passing of Christine Johnson on Sunday, May 21, 2017 in a car accident, at the age of 46 years. She leaves to cherish her memory her mother Ollie Johnson, daughter Tayler, sister Pat (John) MacIntosh, and niece Kaylie and nephew Michael as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. She was predeceased by her father Allan Johnson and brother Gerald. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street, S., Lethbridge, Alberta, with Reverend Eva Stanley, officiating. Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish, donations can be made to a charity of your choice.

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CONSTANCE (CONNIE) COX, beloved wife of the late Gary Cox of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at the age of 83 years old, exactly 13 years from the day Gary had passed. Friends may meet with the family at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13 St. N, Lethbridge on Friday, June 2, 2017 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. only. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, NORTHSIDE CHAPEL, 2223-6A. Ave North, Lethbridge. Interment to follow at Temple Hill Cemetery, Raymond.

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Douglas Currie

1940 – 2017

Mr. Douglas Currie of Coaldale, beloved husband of Mrs. Carolyn Currie, passed away peacefully at the Coaldale Health Centre on Thursday May 25, 2017 at the age of 76 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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James Roscoe “Jim” Dunstan

1927 – 2017

James Roscoe “Jim” Dunstan passed away at the age of 89 in the Fairmont Extended Care Facility, in Lethbridge Alberta, on May 24, 2017. Born on August 5, 1927 in Gilbert Plains Manitoba, Jim married Katherine (née Reinheimer) on May 25, 1949 in Melville Saskatchewan. Over the years they also resided in Ponoka, Alberta, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, and Calgary, Alberta, prior to becoming longtime residents of Lethbridge for the second time, buying the house next door to the home they had built more than a decade earlier. Jim had a number of diverse occupations over his career, including management in the hardware business with Macleods Ltd., and in the investment business with Richardson Securities of Canada. He served as Development Officer and Executive Officer to the Senate at the University of Lethbridge, prior to taking the position of Chairman of the Alberta Electrical Marketing Agency. He retired from working life as a member of the Alberta Public Utilities Board. He was very civic minded, serving on numerous committees and was involved in several community service organizations over the years. These included the Gideons and the Kiwanis Club in both Calgary and Lethbridge, and he was a Past President of the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce. Jim was elected to two consecutive terms on Lethbridge City Council, which included serving on the Police Commission, the Air Transport Committee, and the Lethbridge & District Exhibition Board. He is survived by his wife Katherine, sons Jim (Joanne) and Brent (Francis), grandchildren Mark (Alison), Andrea (Blaine) Bohun, and Ashley, great-grandchildren Nolan and Rylie, sisters Katherine Bassett and Donalda (Bob) Messer, sisters-in-law Shirley Phillips and Violet Reinheimer, as well as numerous nephews and nieces. He was pre-deceased by his grandparents Simon and Emily Presley, parents Edward and Maglan, and his brother Blake. A private graveside service and interment will be held in accordance to his wishes. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution to the Gideons International, PO Box 3619, Guelph, ON N1H 7A2 or the Canadian Cancer Society, 200, 2424 – 4th St. SW, Calgary, AB.

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ROBERT CHARLES FORTIN, beloved wife of Tabetha Renning, passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit on Friday, May 26, 2017 at the age of 48 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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WAYNE RONALD GADD, beloved husband of Mary Gadd of Lethbridge and dear father of Jeff of Edmonton, passed away peacefully at the St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit, with his family by his side on Friday, May 26, 2017 at the age of 70 years.

At Wayne’s request, a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

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1942 – 2017

Hermann J Janik passed away peacefully at Vista Village on May 25, 2017 at the age of 74 years. Hermann immigrated from Germany after World War II. He grew up in Lethbridge, was a baker by trade. In the early 1970’s Hermann and his family moved to the Janik Farm near Pincher Creek. After he retired, Hermann moved into Pincher Creek, where he resided until his passing. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at Eden’s Funeral Home on Thursday, June 8, 2017 from 9:30 am until 10:30am. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Michael’s Catholic Church on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 11:00 am with Reverend Silvano Vargas presiding. Memorial donations in Hermann’s name may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation. To send a condolence, please visit http://www.edensfuneralhome.com


Mrs. Ellen Johnson passed away peacefully at Legacy Lodge on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. She is predeceased by her husband John Richard (Dick) Johnson. Ellen is survived by her daughter Rita Wade and family of Victoria, BC and son Garry (Michelle) Johnson and family of Lethbridge, AB. Forever loved and remembered. At Ellen’s request, no service will be held.


MATILDA “MATTIE” KERLUK, beloved wife of the late John Kerluk, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, May 25th, 2017 at the age of 89 years.

Arrangements will be announced when completed.

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DOROTHY “IRENE” LAWSON (Waterhouse) born July 23,1928 in Cereal Alberta, passed away peacefully on May 18th,2017 at the St. Michael’s Health Centre Palliative Care in Lethbridge. Irene is survived by her sister Ruth McMahon of Nanton, her sister-in-law Mary Waterhouse of Cereal, Irene’s four children Barry (Chris) Lawson of Red Deer, Bonnie Lawson of Calgary, Sheri (Peter) Dyck of Lethbridge, Shawn (Ron) Taylor of Dryden, Ontario, nine Grandchildren, six Great Grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Irene was raised in Cereal, being the youngest of seven children. Part of her education included attending Olds College to become a seamstress. As a young woman, she moved to Lethbridge to help her relatives. She was employed at Draffins Pharmacy where she met her future husband Roy Lawson. After Roy’s passing in 1971, Irene was left a young widow to raise her children, strong and determined, with many struggles, Irene provided the basic needs, and a good life for them, with an abundance of love. Irene was employed at Woolco selling fabric and notions, her talent for sewing was discovered and she made the clothes and costumes for the mannequins on display in the fabric dept. until her retirement in 1994. Irene had a strong Christian faith, as a member of the McKillop United Church she was involved with various church groups. A quiet woman of few words, but those she said were often wise, gracious, and often added with a quick wit, a wonderful sense of humor, and her beautiful smile. Irene spent her life serving the Lord. Her actions spoke volumes of her selfless love for others. She was generous, compassionate, and extremely humble, never wanting recognition for her hard work, dedication, and efforts. Her family, relatives, and friends were blessed with her wonderful handmade gifts of sewing, crocheting, ceramics, and baking. Strangers were also blessed by her helping hand at the soup kitchen, food bank, hundreds of handmade blankets she made for Blankets for Canada, and involvement with other charities. The family will honour Irene’s wishes for a private service. ‘Let’s have a cup of tea’ as Irene would always say, and loved to do this with family and friends. Please join the family for tea and a light lunch at the COALDALE MENNONITE CHURCH, 2316 – 17 Street, Coaldale on Monday, May 29, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. for a gathering of sharing and visiting. Please continue her legacy by treating everyone you meet with acts of kindness and a beautiful smile that is so contagious. With gratitude thank you to all of you who were a part of Irene’s life. Your love, friendship, time, and care given to Mom is greatly appreciated.

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July 10, 2016 – May 20, 2017

“Dearest baby, please know that our greatest blessing was having you.”

Heaven’s gain was our loss when our angel was called by our Lord. Paisly came into this world and was taken too soon.

She is survived by her parents, Joannah and Matthew Red Crow; sister Nevaeh; brothers, Bently and Sonny Jr.; special adopted parents, Pamela and Shawn Little Bear; adopted siblings, Shayna, Jalisa, Timara (Sterling) Pace, Bailee (Bauer), Darcia (Derek), William, Ryder and Bo Little Bear.

A Wake Service will be held at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Sunday, May 28th from 7:00 to 11:00 pm continuing all night at Pamela and Shawn’s residence. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve on Monday May 29th at 11 am. Interment in St. Catherine’s Cemetery.

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

Roe, Margaret

November 4,1920 – May 11, 2017

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Margaret Roe (née Brack) at the age of 96 years. Margaret leaves behind her 3 children, Diane (John) Gunn, Jerry (Shelley) Roe and Don (Bev) Roe, along with 12 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; 3 sisters, Jean Hankins, Alice (Ken) Jaffary, and LaVerne (Vic) Kaupp. Margaret was the ultimate homemaker who welcomed everyone to her home. The coffee was on and a meal ready in no time. She was very active in her church and the communities where she lived, making many wonderful friends. Margaret was predeceased by her true love and soul mate Gerald; 3 brothers and 3 sisters. Thanks to Dr. Wong and staff of unit 72 at Rockyview General Hospital. A Celebration of Life will be held at Deer Park United Church, 77 Deerpointe Rd SE, on June 3, 2017 at 1:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Deer Park United Church Benevolent Fund.

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

Terran “Terry” Granberg

1957 – 2017

Mr. Terran “Terry” Granberg of Lethbridge, formally of Foremost, beloved husband of Mrs. Debora “Debbie” Granberg, passed away at St. Michael’s Health Centre on Monday, May 22, 2017 at the age of 59 years. A Celebration of Terry’s Life will be held at 12:00pm on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at the FOREMOST COMMUNITY HALL, 802 1 Ave. W., Foremost, AB.

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Thomas Hector (Tim) Negrello

The family of Thomas Hector (Tim) Negrello announce his passing on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, after the effects of early-onset dementia / Alzheimer’s took its toll after several years of progression.

Tim was born in Lethbridge on May 2, 1950. Tim was predeceased by his mother and father Dorothy and Hector Negrello. Left to mourn, but, with many happy memories, is his wife Cindy, who was a loving companion.

Tim is also survived by three daughters Lindsay and partner Aimee of Modesto California; Jamie and Cody Nudd of Airdrie and Danielle of Calgary. He will be missed by his two young grandsons, Ace D’Amore of Modesto and Luca Nudd of Airdrie, sisters Barbara Davis and Marilyn Hunt and their families. “Uncle” Tim was loved by his nieces and nephews.

Tim was a gifted athlete and excelled at hockey and baseball, but not so much at golf. His competitiveness showed on the ice rink, where he played with an edge and excelled at “trash talk”.

Tim was in the grain commodity business for many years and later in the advertising business. Tim was known for his quick wit and ability to make people laugh.

A private family service will be held in Calgary, on Monday, May 29, 2017. A casual Celebration of Life and reception will be held at the home of John and Barbara Davis in Lethbridge, on Friday, June 2, 2017, from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm.

If you so desire, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Calgary, 800-7015 Macleod Trail S.W., Calgary, Alberta, T2H 2K6, or the Canadian Mental Health Association, 400, 105 – 12 Avenue, S.E., Calgary, Alberta, T2G 1A1.

Expressions of sympathy and online condolences may be left at http://www.eleganttributes.com/ elegant-memories/

Jan Lanser
1928 – 2017
Jan Lanser, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Nell Lanser, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 22, 2017 at the age of 91 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 1818 – 5 Avenue South, Lethbridge on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. The Burial Service will follow at the Vauxhall Cemetery at 2:30 P.M.
Jan and Nell Lanser left the Netherlands in June 1953 and settled in Vauxhall, where Jan was employed with the federal government. After four and a half years they took a trip to the old country to see if they had done the right thing by moving to Canada. The came right back and began a thirty five year farming career west of Vauxhall. Jan and Nell lived on NE 6-13-16-W4. They retired to Lethbridge in May of 1994.
They raised five kids John, Rodney, Donald, Arthur and Sharon Ann. Donald Passed away in November of 1979 and Nell passed away in October of 2016.
Thanks to the Lord, they had a good life on this planet.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

Ed Sanderson
1937 – 2017
Albert Edwin Sanderson, beloved husband of Jackie Sanderson, passed away in Taber on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at the age of 80 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. (Ed’s wishes were to please dress casual).
A private burial service will be held at Taber Memorial Garden on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Besides his loving wife Jackie, Ed is survived by his son Terry (Loretta) Sanderson of Spirit River, daughter-in-law Donna Sanderson of Lethbridge; grandchildren Corey (Falen), Elissa (Jeremy), Jason (Denise) and Brandi (Matt); great granddaughters Sadiey, Aubriee, Zoe and Ryann. He is also survived by his sisters Juanita Ell and Barb Turin; in-laws Joyce (Ernie) Karl, Dave (Cheryl) Garner and Vince Leismeister and their families.
He was predeceased by his son Bill Sanderson, parents Albert and Esther Sanderson, brother Ron Sanderson and sister Ramona Leismeister, brothers-in-law Alvin Ell and Dennis Turin.
Ed was born in Taber January 30, 1937. His labor of love was to his wife Jackie, son Terry (Loretta) and his grandchildren, as well as his acreage which he loved working on and was always fixing things. He worked for Farm Electric, Calgary Power and TransAlta Utilities for thirty eight years. Ed was involved with the Taber Municipal District Subdivision Development Appeal Board for many years, which he enjoyed immensely. He enjoyed golf carting around visiting with his neighbors from time to time, in which they all have became part of the family.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Ed’s name may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, Alberta T2N 4N2.
The family wishes to thank everyone for their sympathy and kindness during this time.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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