January 23rd, 2021

FRIDAY, June 30, 2017

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on June 30, 2017.


BARRINGTONNovember 28, 1934 – June 26, 2017

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our dear brother, uncle and great uncle. Arthur is survived by his siblings: Catherine Scullen, Audrey (Erwin) Pickit, Sydney Smith and Richard Barrington. He is predeceased by his parents Thomas and Mabel, brother George Walter and brother-in-law William Scullen.

In tears we saw him sinking.We watched him fade away,He suffered much in silence,He fought so hard to stay,He faced his task with courageUntil the very end.Arthur is now sleeping‘Til the Lord returns again.

At the request of Arthur there will be no service held. The family would like to take this time to thank Dr. Luykenaar and the nursing staff of the Coaldale Health Centre for the exceptional care that they administered to our brother, Art.

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After a long difficult battle, MARK CARL BAUMANN of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 26, 2017 at the age of 60. He is survived by his wife Dawn, son Kevin (Sonya), daughter Laura (Aaron), and grandchildren Kalon, Christian, MaKenna, and Maddy. Also left to mourn are his brothers Rob (Rena) and Merlin (Mary), as well as sister in law Judy (Mike – deceased); and numerous nieces and nephews. Mark’s hobbies included woodworking, “professional” pond building, and building and riding motorcycles. Mark’s wishes were to be cremated, and a Celebration Gathering held on or near his birthday in August. “Born to Ride, Ride to Live”, Dad, you are now free to ride.

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CAROL BLANCHE BEATON, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at the age of 73 years.

Carol will be lovingly remembered by her son Steve (Anita) Primrose of Lethbridge, AB, grandson Kyle (Vicky) Primrose of Outlook, SK, granddaughter Courtney (Tyler) Ehnes and great-granddaughter Briar of Foremost, AB, son John (Debbie) Primrose and grandson Mathew Primrose, all of Lethbridge, AB, and son Bob Beaton (Samantha Brown) of Lethbridge, AB. Carol is also survived by her brothers Kenny (Linda) Peters and Terry (Heidi) Peters and their daughters Caley (Tristen), Meagan and Jenna, and sister Fay (Bob) Giroux and their son Chris.

Carol was predeceased by her parents Milton and Gladys Peters, brother Ron Peters and nephew Nick Giroux.

A Reception will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, June 30, 2017 from 11:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. with a Private Family Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

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LEO LAMAR DAVIDSON, husband and life long companion of Agnes Davidson, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 28, in Lethbridge. In addition to his extended family, Leo is survived by his wife, Agnes, and their five children: Julie Fairbanks of Calgary, Alberta; Doug Davidson of Ashburn, Virginia; Jim Davidson of Bellevue, Washington; Colleen Low of Arlington, Texas; and Mark Davidson of Edmonton Alberta. Leo was born in 1925 in Cardston, Alberta, the son of Orvy and Annie Davidson, and grew up in Mountain View. He was preceded by his brothers, Ned, Don and Dahl, and his sisters, Nina Wood and Ida McMullin. His surviving sister, Unabel Peck, resides in Murray, Utah. Leo served as a full time missionary for the LDS Church in Australia from 1946 to 1948. In 1949 Leo and Agnes Sloan were married in the Cardston Temple. Their 68th wedding anniversary was just a few days ago. For more than a decade Leo was co-owner and operator with Bill Sloan of Sloan’s Hardware & Western Wear store in Cardston. In 1962, the family moved to Edmonton and Leo began a new career with Farmer’s & Merchants Trust Company. At Farmer’s & Merchants and a series of succeeding companies, Leo remained in the finance business for the rest of his professional career. In 1963, the family moved to Lethbridge where Leo opened a branch for Farmer’s & Merchants as the new regional manager. He thoroughly enjoyed driving around the country meeting farmers and ranchers and assisting them with their financing needs. He had faith in honest working people. It is reported that over three decades in the finance business, every loan he made was fully repaid. In 1967, Leo was called as Bishop of the Lethbridge 3rd Ward of the LDS Church, which met initially in the 10th Avenue building and later in the new Stake Center on Scenic Drive. He served in that capacity for seven years, presiding over a large, active congregation. In 1972, the family moved from the Lakeview area to the partially-restored, 100-year old Perry house on an acreage south of town. Restoration of the dilapidated house was a major construction and renovation project that extended over many years. The work was done largely by Leo and Agnes with help from family members and generous friends. In 1975, Leo was ordained as a Patriarch in the LDS Church. He served actively as a Patriarch for three decades, providing patriarchal blessings to hundreds of faithful youth and adults. Leo and Agnes served two full time missions for the LDS Church. They spent two years in Durban, South Africa and Reunion and another two years in Madagascar. These were highlights in a life time of selfless service. Leo loved to sing and had a excellent ear for harmony. He is well remembered as part of the Temple City Four, a men’s quartet in Cardston in the 1950’s that performed at numerous church and civic events in southern Alberta. During those same years, Leo taught himself to play the string bass and played and sang in a dance band that performed at various locations, including the old Waterton dance hall. Leo was a faithful husband and devoted to his family. He is much loved by his children, daughters and son in law, and grandchildren. He was truly a gentle, patient, humble man. He was a friend to all and harbored animosity toward none. He is missed. We are grateful that because of the Lord’s atoning sacrifice and the ordinances and covenants of the Gospel we can look forward to a glorious reunion in the eternities. The funeral service will be held Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at 11:00 am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FAIRMONT WARD CHAPEL, 205 Fairmont Boulevard South, Lethbridge, Alberta. Prior to the funeral service, there will be a viewing and family greeting in the Relief Society Room from 10:00 to 10:45 am. After the funeral service, interment will take place at the cemetery in Mountain View, Alberta, followed by a family dinner at the LDS chapel in Mountain View.

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Edward “Ed” Pommen

1918 – 2017

Mr. Edward (Ed) Pommen, of Lethbridge, passed away at St. Therese Villa on June 25th, 2017 at the age of 99. He is survived by his beloved wife of 75 years, Margaret; his children Norma (Lenard) Rasmussen, Judy (William) Logan, Gordon (Diane) Pommen and Joan Pommen; his grandchildren Craig (Mandy), Karyn, Stacey (James), Jennifer (Sheldon), Courtney and 7 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his 8 siblings and his grandson, Kevin Rasmussen. Ed was born in 1918 on a homestead in the County of Eriksdale near Moosehorn, Manitoba. The fourth child of nine in the family of George and Olga Pommen, he grew up on farms in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. At thirteen he was driving teams of horses and working the fields on his own. He never lost his love of the land and farm animals. During the Dirty 30’s, with his brothers Bill and Harvey, he rode the rails to Alberta to seek his fortune in the irrigated sugar beet fields near Stirling. He later found employment with the Reservoir Farm Company of Raymond. During this time, he met Margaret Clark, the oldest of 10, whom he married in 1941, and they settled on a farm east of Raymond to raise their family. As well as farming his own land, Ed continued with Reservoir Farms and became the general manager, a position he held for 35 years. This farming company owned several farms plus feedlots. Ed had to continually learn about the cattle industry, sheep farming and how to fix broken machinery with wire and binder twine. As well as overseeing this multi-million dollar operation, he volunteered his time with the United Church in Raymond and helped form a community Boy Scouts group which he supported for many years. Growing up in the Depression he appreciated the need to give a helping hand and the value of a dollar. During his years as Farm Manager, Ed was involved in sponsoring over 100 families wanting to immigrate to Canada. These families were given housing and employment and Ed was responsible for helping them settle into their new country. Lasting friendships were formed. In 1983 Ed and Margaret bought a lot in Tudor Estates in Lethbridge, built a house and moved from the farm. Ed then had more time to work in his small vegetable garden, play crib at the Seniors’ Centre and attend the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd. He even tried his hand at golf. Throughout his busy life Ed consistently thanked God for his many blessings. His achievements were many but his greatest pride was in his family whom he dearly loved. Spending time with his grandchildren was a great joy. Ed’s stories and guidance will be missed by all. Family and Friends are invited to pay their respects between 7:00pm and 8:00pm on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL 610 4 Street S., Lethbridge, AB. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00pm on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at the LUTHERAN CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD, 2406 11 Avenue S., Lethbridge, AB with Pastor Reg Berg, officiating. A Private family interment will be held prior in the Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Therese Villa, 253 Southgate Blvd., S., Lethbridge, AB., T1K 2S1, the Salvation Army, 9618 101st “A” Ave., NW., Edmonton, AB., T5H 0C7, or a charity of your choice.

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Hazel Paulsen

1921 – 2017

Mrs. Hazel Paulsen of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Norman Paulsen, passed away in Lethbridge on Monday, June 26, 2017 at the age of 95 years. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4th St. S., Lethbridge, AB with Pastor Rodger Halvorsen, officiating.

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LARTER, Marland

MARLAND E. LARTER of Stavely, AB (formerly Picture Butte, AB) passed away on Monday, June 26, 2017 after a very courageous battle with prostate cancer at the age of 73. Marland is lovingly remembered by his family, beloved wife; Marilyn of 47 years, daughters; Karen of Turner Valley, AB, Kathryn (Tyson) Warawa their children Ethan, Aspen, and Kadyn of Dewberry, AB, and daughter; Jodi (Paul) Husted, their children Delaney and Burke of Stavely, AB, as well as numerous other relatives and a host of friends. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Stavely Community Center, on Monday, July 3 at 3:00 pm. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Marland’s memory to the Claresholm Health Foundation in trust for the Claresholm General Hospital, PO Box 2638, Claresholm, AB T0L 0T0 or the Stavely Elks, PO Box 249, Stavely, AB T0L 1Z0. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at http://www.myalternatives.ca


PETER LYSAK, beloved husband of Betty Lysak, passed away in Lethbridge on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at the age of 87 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at the KINGDOM HALL OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES, 1510 Stafford Drive North, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, June 30, 2017 at 1:00 P.M.

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MONA (WOOD) MCMAHEN of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully on June 28th, 2017 at the age of 83. A Celebration of Life will be held early in September 2017. Further information to be announced at a later date.

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David Gordon Nickerson passed away peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday June 27, 2017 at St. Therese Villa in Lethbridge, AB at the age of 62.Dave was an accomplished musician, primarily on the drums. He played alongside his father Gordon and Harry Munroe in their band, the “Whiskey Gap”, as well as many other groups, one of which led him to perform at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN.He worked as a security guard for the Lethbridge Correctional Centre, Sears, Zellers,Sik-Ooh-Kotoki Friendship Society and the Lethbridge Shelter and Resource Centre.Dave was predeceased by his father, Gordon, and his mother, Ruth.We would like to thank Dr. Haberman and the staff of St. Therese Villa for all the care they provided to Dave during his more than seven year stay there.There will be no formal funeral service.

Ogden, Wendell Henry

April 24, 1934 – June 27, 2017

Wendell Ogden passed away suddenly at the Claresholm General Hospital on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at the age of 83. He was born on April 24, 1934 in Stirling, Alberta. He is survived by his loving wife Esther; two daughters Wendy Berlando and Cathy (Drew) Beattie; sons Robert (Laurie) Ogden and Randy Ogden; as well as 6 grandchildren, 3 step- grandchildren and 8 great- grandchildren. Wendell is also survived by 4 sisters: Darla Burbank, Anita (Jack) Stockton, Caron (Con) Buzunis and Sandra (Grant) Schneider; two sisters-in-law Pat Ogden and Rowena Perrin; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Wendell was predeceased by his parents Tom and Della Ogden; as well as 5 brothers: Gordon, Grant, Blair, Dwight and Arland.

At Wendell’s request, a private family Celebration of Life was held. If desired, donations in Wendell’s Memory may be made directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation (Calgary Office) 119-14 Street NW #200, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1Z6 or The Alberta Children’s Hospital 2888 Shaganappi Trail NW, Calgary, Alberta T3B 6A8.

Arrangements entrusted to Willow Creek Funeral Home, Claresholm. Tel: 403-625-3212.

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Sherry Dawn Peterson

1956 – 2017

Mrs. Sherry Peterson Close Plettell Klipper of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. Wendell Peterson, passed away at the St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at the age of 60 years. Sherry was born to Alexander and Josephine Close in 1956 in Lethbridge, Alberta. Besides her loving husband Wendell, Sherry is survived by her son David (Cara) Klipper; 4 grandchildren; sisters Velma, Luella (Jake); brothers Richard (Ting), Stewart (Sandra) and her dear friends Dorrie and Terry. A Private Family Celebration of Sherry’s Life will be held at a later date. Cremation has taken place.

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LOIS D. STORY beloved wife of Phil Story, passed away on June 27, 2017 at the Chinook Regional Hospital at the age of 91 years.

Along with her husband Phil, she is survived by her son Peter (Denise) Story of Lethbridge, and her daughter Patricia (Bruce English) Story of Edmonton, as well as with her three grandchildren Cathryn, Matthew, and Jane.

She was predeceased by her parents Peter and Myrtle Peterson, as well as her two brothers Lloyd and Garth Peterson.

Born in Grassy Lake, AB, Lois moved to Spring Coulee, AB as a child and attended school there. She then moved to Lethbridge as a teenager and graduated from High School at LCI.

Before she was married, Lois worked as a dental assistant and at Motor Car Supply. She married Phil Story in 1961 and had Peter in 1962, followed by Patricia in 1967.

Lois attended First United Church, and was also an active member of Eastern Star for many years. Some of her favourite activities included bowling, camping, cribbage, rummoli, and socializing with friends. After Phil’s retirement, the two travelled extensively throughout Canada and the U.S.A.

Lois was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother to us and we will miss her with all of our hearts.

A Celebration of Lois’ Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Monday, July 3, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. with Mary-Yvonne Holm officiating.

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Gerard Thom

1960 – 2017

It is with heartfelt sadness that Mr. Gerard Thom, of Lethbridge, loving husband of Shelley Thom and devoted father of Adam Thom, passed Thursday June 27, 2017 after a courageous battle with ALS at the age of 57. Gerard leaves behind a legacy of strength, courage and humbleness as he fought with this horrific illness. His strong Catholic faith brought him through this long journey and his gentle soul now rests with our heavenly Father where he is at peace and no longer suffering. He was forced to retire early from Davis Pontiac after 17 years and 35 years as a technician from General Motors. He sadly had to leave behind his friends and family at Davis Pontiac. Gerard had great admiration for the Davis Family and highly respected their loyalty to their staff. Gerard’s greatest joys were watching his son Adam play hockey, traveling with hockey and taking his family fishing and camping. When Gerard was a teenager, he taught himself to play the piano which grew into a passion for music. He loved to compose pieces for his family. Gerard leaves behind his mother and father in law – Bill and Angie Randa; his brother in law Gary Randa (Suzanne Althen); his sister Colleen Thom from Kamloops; sister Loretta (Don) Bruchet from Lethbridge; five brothers from Cranbrook George (Buffy), Les, Rick (Joanne), Pat (Beth) and Ron (Wendy); two brothers from Lethbridge Rob (Karen) and Joe (Lori), as well as numerous loving nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his parents John and Alice Thom. A Prayer Service (vigil rites) will be held at 7:00pm on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4 Street S., Lethbridge, Alberta. A Funeral Mass will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, June 30, 2017 at the OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 12 Avenue S., Lethbridge, Alberta, with Father Kevin Tumback, celebrant. For those who wish, memorial donations in Gerard’s name may be made to the ALS Society of Alberta, 7874 – 10 Street NE Calgary, Alberta, T2E 8W1.

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