January 15th, 2021

WEDNESDAY, July 12, 2017

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on July 12, 2017.


KEITH DAWSON, beloved husband of Faye Dawson, passed away with his family at his side at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Friday, June 23rd, 2017 at the age of 83 years.

Besides his wife, Faye, Keith will be lovingly remembered by his family: sons Orin (Vicky), Trent and Kevin; grandsons Ryan (Rachel) and Shane; granddaughters Shanisse and Emma; great-grandson Ethan as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Keith was predeceased by his parents Henry and Lily Dawson; grandparents Wm and Lily Gold and Harry and Helen Crawford; father-in-law Albert (Blanche) Willford; brother-in-law James (Elaine) Willford; sisters-in-law Julia (Gordon) Clark and Bertha (Irvin) Stevenson.

Keith & Faye were married on Oct 14th,1958 in Coronach, SK. Keith was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He lived his life to the fullest, accepting challenges to make a better life for his family. He especially enjoyed having company; any reason was good enough for having a family gathering whether it involved camping, fishing, playing catch with the boys, skiing (water or snow), or going to the dances. He enjoyed quietly reading (for information) or playing with our numerous pets. He will be remembered fondly as a man of integrity and kind- heartedness. Keith will forever be cherished within his circle of friends & family for his gifts of thoughtfulness and sense of humor. He cared deeply and loved generously. Keith will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Saturday, July 15th, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Terry Shillington officiating.

Donations if so desired may be made to McKillop United Church (Building the Dream), 2329 – 15 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, T1K 0X5 or to a charity of your choice.

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


IRENE MAY MCLAUGHLIN (nee Payne), passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at the age of 92 years.

Irene is survived by her two sons, Doug (Peggy) of Lethbridge and Ross (Laurel) of Clayton, ON; grandchildren Kevin (Sara), Kelly (Markus), Kristopher (Cathie), Clarke (Shirley), Patrick (Danielle) and Tripp (Stephanie) as well as 13 great-grandchildren.

Irene is also survived by her brother Bob (Anne) of Winnipeg and half brother Ken (Katherine) of Angus, ON as well as many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her mother Goldie and siblings Grace, Rodina, Gordon, Wally, Winnifred, Gwen and great-grandson Conor.

Irene was born in Winnipeg, on February 1, 1925, growing up in the Sturgeon Creek area. She married the “Sailor of her dreams”, Bob, in 1947, who passed away in 1999.

Irene spent the first 88 years of her life in Winnipeg prior to moving to Lethbridge. She worked for many years at Eaton’s in Winnipeg and then held several book keeping positions prior to retirement. She enjoyed the years at Star Lake with Bob, hosting family and friends at the cottage. She was an active member of the Eaton Retirement Club, with whom she travelled to Europe and the US, with her sister Winnie as her companion. Irene was also an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Elmwood #9 and later General Stewart Branch #4 in Lethbridge. Irene was always a Blue Bombers fan and thought they could do no wrong and the referees were always to blame. Mom liked to play bingo and did so for many years at Chalmers Community Club in Winnipeg.

Irene loved visiting with her family and friends, especially having her grandchildren and great-grandchildren to visit. Family and friends were important to Irene for her entire life.

Thanks to the doctors and nurses at the Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge for their care and attention to Mom in her last few weeks.

A Memorial Reception will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Thursday, July 13, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M.

At her request, a family graveside service will be held in Winnipeg at a future date. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations may be deferred to your local branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, Poppy Fund, or the Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation, 960- 19 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 1W5.

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


RONNIE MILLER, passed away near Rimbey, AB. on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at the age of 49 years.

Ronnie is lovingly remembered by his companion Terry Law, daughter, Dana Miller of Edmonton, son, Cole Turpin Miller of Edmonton, brother Kevin Miller of Red Deer, sister, Christy (Brian) Chollak of Lethbridge, his parents, Ronald and Peggy Miller of Coalhurst, many aunts, uncles & cousins. Ronnie is also survived by his dear friends Darren Flint, Jeff Hamilton and Ken McGregor. He was predeceased by all his grandparents, two uncles and one cousin.

His love of life and people touched the lives of all those who knew Ronnie. He was a compassionate, thoughtful, and honourable man who loved his family and animal companions. Ronnie’s quiet courage, strength of spirit, creativity and sense of humor will be carried forward by those who knew and loved him.

Dana and Cole were the love of Ronnie’s life who loved and admired him for his humour, respect and generous spirit. Ronnie’s greatest passions other than his children were the New York Giant’s and his Motorcycle.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 – Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 1:00 P.M., with Deacon Cliff Bogdan officiating.

In memory of Ronnie, donations may be made to the Humane Society, 2920 -16 Ave N, Lethbridge, AB T1H 5E9.

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our Mom, Grandma and Grammy, Christine (Schumers) Sparkes, at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre on Monday, July 10 at the age of 69 years. She leaves behind her children Jenny (Cliff) and Mike (Shannon); grandchildren, Steve (Angela), Dustin, Josephine and Madeline; and Great-Grandchildren, Ila and Zoey. Chris was born on December 27, 1947 in Raymond, Alberta. She spent her early years on the family farm near Welling, and then in Calgary for Junior and Senior high school. She met Wilf while he was at SAIT and she was at the University of Calgary. They married in 1970 and, after a few moves, ended up in Picture Butte in 1976 where they decided to raise their family. Chris chose to be a stay-at-home mom; going to work outside the home only after Jenny graduated from high school. She worked at Bert’s Ag Foods in Picture Butte, which she loved and where she stayed until she retired. She moved to Lethbridge shortly after Wilf passed away, and was close to the mall so she could walk whenever the shopping bug hit. Chris never complained. Even when cancer came a second time and was asked how she felt, the reply was always ‘better than yesterday’. Our time was cut way too short. We’ll miss her desperately. Chris was predeceased by her husband, Wilf, parents Mary and Louis, step-brother Bart, and nephews Tyler and Leland. Our family would like to thank the Palliative Care team at St Mike’s for the excellent care Chris received in her last days. An open house celebration of life will be held at the COMMUNITY SENIOR CENTRE (607 Hwy Ave) in Picture Butte on Thursday, July 13 from 11:00 to 1:00 pm; dress casual. Memorial donations can be made in Chris’s name to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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


EDGAR “ED” STANLEY THERIAU, beloved husband of Edith Theriau, of Lethbridge, passed away suddenly at the Chinook Regional Hospital on July 9, 2017 at the age of 81 years.

Along with his loving wife, he is survived by his children, Linda Campbell of Lethbridge, Sherilyn (Imre) Varro of Lethbridge, Tony Theriau of Stirling; grandchildren, Clint Campbell, Travis (Christal) Varro, Taylor Varro, Zane Theriau, Loren Hairy Bull and Bailey Mills, great-grandchildren: Tyrese Campbell, Mya Campbell and Maxine Varro and his siblings: Lemuel Theriau, Marilyn (Walter) Pahl, David (Marlene) Theriau, and Gwen Starblanket and sister-in-law Sharon Theriau as well as numerous nieces, nephews and countless friends.

Ed is also remembered by Edith’s surviving sisters, Evelyn Geddert and Vivian (Ingmar) Jacobsen.

He was predeceased by his infant children, daughter Karen and son Gerald, brother Chuck Theriau, and sister Audrey Edler.

Relatives and friends are invited to a Visitation at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Thursday, July 13, 2017 from 7:00 to 8:30 P.M.

A Celebration of Life will be held at EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH, 4717 – 24 Avenue South, Lethbridge on Friday, July 14, 2017 at 2:00 P.M with Pastors Ian Lawson, Selmer Hanson and Tim Seim officiating.

A Private Family Interment preceded the service.

In Memory of Ed, Donations may be made to Southern Alberta Bible Camp – 100 – 151002 RR213 Vulcan County, Lomond, AB T0L 1G0, or CNIB – 100, 410 Stafford Dr S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 2L2.

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Violet “Vi” Martha Segouin

1933 – 2017

Mrs. Violet “Vi” Martha Segouin of Coaldale, beloved wife of the late Mr. Joseph Raymond Segouin, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, July 7, 2017 at the age of 84 years. Violet was born in Tara, Ontario on March 30, 1933. She worked for the Federal Government for 15 years. Vi loved playing bingo and cribbage. She was a whiz at playing cribbage and she not only won the last two tournaments she played but she won many awards. She was a lifetime member at the Nordbridge Senior Center and also belonged to the Legion. Vi is survived by her two sons Armand and Tony Segouin; grandchildren Anthony Lee Segouin, Armand Paul Segouin, Frank Joseph Segouin, Beverley Jessica Segouin, Theresa Peters, Jeff Segouin and Mera; sisters Josie, Jackie and Theresa; brother Joseph as well as numerous great-granchildren, nieces, nephews and their families. Besides her loving husband Joseph Raymond Segouin, Violet was predeceased by her parents; sister Sally and grandchild Mary-Lynn. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 9:00am-10:00am on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL. A Celebration of Vi’s Life will be held at 10:00am on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL 610 4 Street S., Lethbridge, Alberta with Pastor Dick Deweert officiating. Inurnment to follow at the later date in Lebret, Saskatchewan.

Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.

Chris Red Young Man

(1970 – 2017)

Chris Red Young Man passed away in Lethbridge at the Chinook Regional Hospital on July 5, 2017 at the age of 46 years.

He is survived by his wife, Denise North Peigan, his adopted son Seth North Peigan, his daughter Chrissy Sharp Edge and granddaughter Sophie Sharp Edge. He is also survived by his loving parents, Doreen Red Young Man and Stepfather, Stan “Rooster” Pard. His siblings Wesley, David and Angeline Red Young Man all of Brocket, AB and numerous uncles, aunties, nephews and nieces.

The Prayer Service will be held at Snodgrass Funeral Chapel (1101 Main Street) in Pincher Creek on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 1:00 pm, followed by a two-day Wake at Doreen Red Young Man’s home in Brocket. On Saturday, July 15, at 11:00 AM a funeral service will be held at the St. Cyprian’s Anglican Church with Bishop Sidney Black officiating.

Please send condolences to http://www.snodgrassfuneralhomes.com

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