January 16th, 2021

SATURDAY, June 3, 2017

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on June 3, 2017.


MARJORIE BROWN passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday May 29, 2017 at the age of 93 after a short illness. She leaves to mourn 6 children; Jack Nickle, Terry Nickle (Diane Pearl), Sharon (Bill) Halcro, Robert Nickle, Cathy Nickle (Lorne Lyons), and Kevin (Anabelle) Nickle; Stepson Craig (Marilyn) Waterfield, 16 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Vivian (Bud) Davis, 2 Sister in laws Nadine Brown & Velda Brown, and numerous nieces & nephews. Marjorie was predeceased by her daughter in law Joyce Nickle, parents Jack and Grace Brown, Brothers Howard, Morris, Stan, Bud, Bob, Eldon, and a sister Mildred. Marjorie was born on March 17 1924 in Lethbridge AB. She grew up on the farm by Raymond where she attended the OK school. She married John Nickle on November 27 1947. Mom worked at the Ritz Café and at Empress Foods until she retired in 1989. Mom liked to dance and travel. She went on trips with her kids to Disneyland, Costa Rica, Cuba, Mexico, Alaska, and many trips to Wendover. In her final years Marjorie resided at Park Meadows Good Samaritans. Special thanks to the Staff at Park Meadows Good Sams, the nursing staff on the 4th floor of LRH and the doctors from Family Medical Clinic.

Friends may meet the family on Tuesday evening, June 13, 2017 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at SALMON AND SONS FUNERAL HOME, 433 Stubb Ross Road South Lethbridge (entrance to the airport), or prior to the funeral service on Wednesday from 1:00 to 1:45 P.M.

The Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS, LETHBRIDGE STAKE CENTRE, 2410 28 Street South, Lethbridge.

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

Dylan Capton

1977 – 2017

Mr. Dylan Caption of Diamond City, passed away in Lethbridge on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at the age of 39 years. A Celebration of Dylan’s Life will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, June 9, 2017 at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4 Street S., Lethbridge, Alberta.

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FLEXHAUG May 18, 1939 – May 30, 2017

It is with great sadness that our family announces the passing of our husband, father and grandfather ROGER RAE FLEXHAUG, on May 30th, 2017, at the age of 78 years. Roger is the beloved husband of Delores Flexhaug, father to Daren (Carol) Flexhaug, Darcy (Shelly) Flexhaug, Lisa (Dean) Stephens, and Melanie (Scott) Nishikawa. He is the grandfather to Britni and Mackenzie Flexhaug, Teagan Flexhaug, Clay and Tate Stephens, and Nolan and Camden Nishikawa. Roger was born in Raymond, AB in 1939 to Ingwal and Ethel Flexhaug. Roger worked hard throughout his life, primarily as a self-employed man. He was fortunate to work with many incredible people throughout his lifetime, allowing him to make many great friends along the way. When Roger retired, he spent his time meeting friends for coffee, spending time with his brother, Monte Flexhaug, traveling to Kelowna to visit his daughter, Lisa and her family, and watching his grandchildren participate in the things that they loved. His special pleasure was watching some of his grandchildren play baseball. If there was a ballgame on, he was there. Roger is predeceased by his father and mother; his mother and father-in-law, Bud and Lil Fisher; and his two sisters, Dorothy Bowden and Beverly Langworthy. Our family would like to thank the doctors and nurses in Emergency Care at the Lethbridge Regional Hospital, as well as Nicolas and Max Salmon of Salmon and Sons. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, June 5th, 2017 at 11:00am at SALMON AND SONS FUNERAL HOME at 433 Stubb Ross Road South, Lethbridge, AB.

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EDITH LOU FOOTE was born July 29, 1929 to Jesse Harris Wilde and Anna Weinheimer. She was the second of 8 children. She grew up on a farm in the Welling area. She married her childhood friend Melvin Foote on Nov 23, 1950. They moved to the Fort Macleod area in 1951 where they farmed and raised their 6 children, Ross (Jackie Leavitt), Stuart (Susan Duell), Duane (Heather Thomson), Melanie (Dale) Adie, JoAnn Lynn, Donna Lou (Rod) Arnold. She passed away on May 29, 2017 in Fort Macleod. She was predeceased by her husband and her brothers Robert, Arvin and David, and sisters Joyce and Audrey. She is survived by her brothers Ross and Thomas. A Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FORT MACLEOD CHAPEL, on Monday June 5, 2017 at 2:00 pm, with Bishop David Orr officiating. Friends and family wishing to may meet with the family prior to the service from 12:30 to 1:45.

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


October 21, 1946 – May 23, 2017

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear wife, daughter, mother and nana, Mary Grigel on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Mary was born in Sherbrooke, Quebec on October 21, 1946. She is survived by her loving husband, Frank William Grigel; mother, Dorothy Cassidy; brother, Douglas Cassidy; two children, Kristen Majury and Nick (Sabrina) Majury; two stepchildren, Frank Peter (Joanne) Grigel and Colleen Grigel as well as her beloved grandchildren, Megan and Carter Grigel. She will forever be remembered in our hearts. A Memorial Service will be held at Eden Brook Funeral Home on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. The family wishes to express many thanks to the Staff at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre who took exceptional care of Mary in her final years. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by



Arrangements entrusted to


(24223 Township RD 242,

Calgary, Alberta 403-240-4032).

Harry Fuller

1955 – 2017

Harry Vinson Fuller of Coalhurst, beloved husband of 36 years to Mary Ann Fuller, passed away suddenly at his home on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at the age of 62. Harry was born on February 17, 1955 in Magrath, Alberta. However, he was primarily raised and educated in Bow Island, Alberta. While managing a tire shop there, he met Mary Ann Skanderup, a local school teacher, whom he later married on April 18, 1981. It was soon after, that he pursued a career in autobody mechanics. He briefly worked at A & H Autobody in Bow Island and more extensively in Lethbridge at Bullock’s Autobody and at Dunlop Collision. Due to an accident, he retired from work in 2005. Even then, Harry was not one for sitting still or feeling sorry for himself. He worked diligently and to the best of his ability, on many self-initiated projects at home. He never gave up or thought he couldn’t do it. He just thought it would take longer. Any mistakes could be fixed so it was just a matter of persevering. He loved his family and many friends, spending as much time as possible with them. He supported his sons’ and grandsons’ school and athletic activities and was so proud of their achievements. He also taught them many skills and life lessons. Harry is survived by his beloved wife, Mary Ann Fuller of Coalhurst; his sons, Caleb (Nicole) of Coalhurst AB, David Fuller of Lethbridge AB, and Jared Fuller (Justine Tratechaud) of Calgary, AB; his grandsons, Preston Doubinin, Reagan Fuller; his brothers, Roy Fuller and Danny Fuller. Harry was predeceased by his parents, Charles and Violet Fuller; and his brother, Ralph Fuller. Harry was an honest and hard working man, cherishing his Christian faith which sustained him on many days. He was an inspiration to all who knew him and will be dearly missed. Condolences will be held at 7:00pm on Friday, June 2, 2017 at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street, S., Lethbridge, Alberta. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at the BETHANY LUTHERAN CHURCH, RR1. Tilley, Alberta, with Pastor Rob Stewart, officiating. Interment will follow in the Bethany Lutheran Church Cemetery. For those who wish, memorial donations in Harry’s name may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 204, 2323 – 32 Ave. NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 6Z3.

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CHARLES H (HARRY) JEFFERIES, beloved husband of Rosamond Woolley Jefferies passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Tuesday May 30, 2017. A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday June 3, 2017 at Temple Hill Cemetery, Raymond. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Harry’s memory to the Royal Canadian Legion. For a more detailed notice, please visit generationsfh.ca.

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

Lola Leavitt

1946 – 2017

Mrs. Lola Leavitt of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. Duane Leavitt, passed away on May 29, 2017 at the age of 71 years. Besides her loving husband Duane, she leaves behind her stepdaughters Pat (Charles) Peppard of Calgary and Susan (Lyle) Povey of Vulvan; son Richard Warrell of Ontario; stepsons Ray (Brenda) Leavitt and Rick (Lampai) Leavitt of Lethbridge. Lola was predeceased by her stepson Tim Leavitt. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at the CENTRAL CHURCH OF CHRIST, 716 23 St. North, Lethbridge, AB.

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GEORGE WILLIAM RICHARDS LEE passed away peacefully in Lethbridge Regional Hospital on May 30, 2017. He is predeceased by his mother Mary Ivy Lee and his father Lewis William Lee, his brothers Lewis, Fredrick (Tedd) and David Lee. He is also predeceased by his second wife Claire and eldest daughter Terra Heggie. He is survived by his wife Anne Switzer-Lee and her children Candy, Debra, Melissa, Johnny and Tony. His sisters Lois Lee Eamon and Bette Schmidt. By his first wife of 45 years Flora Lee and their children Shannon, Charlene, Lewis, Jane, Vanessa, Tina and unofficially adopted son Adam.

George had a full life. Born in Kitchener, Ontario on November 24, 1928, he made his way West the summer of 1951. He was able to work on various farms and odd jobs one of which he would recalls fondly and often as the Buckhorn Ranch. He was known throughout the south (hutterite colonies and rural farmers) as the Calgary Power Man who climbed up the power polls no matter the weather or conditions, first with Calgary Power and then with Transalta Utilities. He was an avid hiker wandering throughout the Rocky Mountains and twice the West Coast Trail (once with his daughter Vanessa and once with his brother Lewis) with his video camera, a small backpack and an amazing sense of direction that worked most of the time. He could play a decent boogie-woogie even though his was missing 4 fingers on his left hand. He loved a good card game and was known to strike up Bridge or Shanghai with anyone who was up for the challenge. He owned motorcycles in his life-time and enjoyed taking any willing passenger on an adventure throughout Canada and the States. He loved to wander and his restless spirit took him South to California. He met his wife Anne and his beloved puppy Pogo there and they enjoyed several years in the Visalia area. His health and other circumstances redirected him north again in 2015 where he resided until his passing. He was a father, grandfather, supportive husband and provider. He was stubborn most times and a man who lived life on his terms always. He was an avid movie fan and loved to solve the most complicated crossword puzzles. He was a character, wonderful sense of humor and we will miss him. Many thanks to the staff and his friends at the View, his home care workers, especially Emanuelle and any others who made my dads life just a little bit better over the years. There is a small family get together this weekend to honor his memory with his ashes scattered in his favorite places throughout the coming year in lieu of a funeral.

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Thora Olson

1955 – 2017

Mrs. Thora Olson of Lethbridge, passed away in Lethbridge on Wednesday, May 28, 2017 at the age of 61 years. Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapel.

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If there is one thing I know about Jack Pettinger… it is this.

1) He loved his family and worked relentlessly to provide for them.

2) He set his eyes on Barb when they were teenagers and has worshipped her since.

3) Jack was himself no matter who he was around or where he was.

4) He tried every putter ever invented. Twice.

5) Jack was young at heart. Always up for an adventure. The older he got, the happier he got.

6) I have personally never met anyone like him. A true character.

7) He honoured his parents always. He spoke highly of his father who was clearly his hero.

8) Regardless of race, age, gender, or religious affiliation, he treated everyone the same. He simply saw people.

9) Wherever Jack is now, he has already made friends. And it is louder. It’s definitely louder!

10) Barb, Marsha (Don and Jeannie), Brenda (Rouge, Syd and JR) and Erin (Jay) will miss him.

He is gone but will never be forgotten.

There was a private Memorial on Sunday, May 28th, for the immediate family.

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LYDIA TRICSLI, beloved wife of Louis Tricsli, of Magrath, passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit, on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at the age of 72 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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