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SATURDAY, July 15, 2017

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on July 17, 2017.


ROSS BEAUDOIN, of the county of Warner and beloved husband of Cheryl Beaudoin, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at the age of 78 years.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 10:00 A.M.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Ross’s memory to the CNIB – 100, 410 Stafford Dr S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 2L2.

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Cecil Beaudry

1932 – 2017

Mr. Cecil Beaudry of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Betty Beaudry, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at the age of 85 years. Cecil was born in Altamont, Manitoba in 1932 but was raised and educated in Somerset, Manitoba. Cecil married his high school sweetheart Betty, on July 1, 1953 and was a very loving husband. They just celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary. He enjoyed numerous sports, but hockey was his passion! Cecil spent his whole career in the meat industry, having apprenticed with his father in-law Freddie. He went on to work in the meat processing plants in Winnipeg, North Battleford, Lethbridge and Calgary. In his spare time and retirement, Cecil and Betty enjoyed travelling. He also enjoyed his garden, yard and the kitchen where he created the most amazing desserts. (Banana split cake and marshmallows!!) Besides his loving wife Betty, Cecil is survived by his daughter Debbie Hofrichter of Lethbridge, Alberta; grandchildren Danielle (Barry Robertson) Pageot of Trochu, Alberta, Troy (Lindsay) Pageot of Lethbridge, Alberta; great-grandchildren Chase Gustman of Claresholm, Alberta, Delena Gustman of Claresholm, Alberta; brother Norman (Carol) Beaudry of Winnepeg, Manitoba; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Besides his parents Leon and Antoinette Beaudry, Cecil was predeceased by his parents in-law Fred and Mabel Lusignan; sister Bella Labossiere; sister in-law Donna Tyson; brother in-law Claud Tyson and son in-law Jeff Hofrichter. A Private Family gathering will be held at a later date.

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GREGORY “GREG” ALLEN BOESSENKOOL, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at home, on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at the age of 56 years.

Greg will be lovingly missed by his son Levi Hopkinson, father Gerry Boessenkool, sisters Cindy Boessenkool and Lorraine (Ken) Tyerman and nephew Devon Tyerman, all of Lethbridge. He will also be remembered by many aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was predeceased by his mother May Boessenkool and numerous aunts, uncles and all four of his grandparents.

Greg was the eldest child of Gerry and May Boessenkool. He was a lover of ALL sports with hockey and the Chicago Blackhawks as his favourite team. He spent endless hours watching any and all sports from the comfort of his room. Greg also played many sports including: hockey, baseball, football and golf. He became a coach and umpire with the Softball Association. If you asked him for any hockey stat, he could rattle it off in a second. His dream was to become a sports commentator and he would have made a GREAT one. Unfortunately, a knee injury would curtail his love of participating in any of the sports he so enjoyed.

For many years in the past, Greg was employed as a cook and manager in many restaurants here in Lethbridge and surrounding areas. He took great pride in all of his accomplishments. He will be sadly missed by family and friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to a Visitation at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M.

In memory of Greg, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, #200, 119 – 14 Street N.W., Calgary, AB, T2N 1Z6.

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


With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of PATRICIA ANN CHRISTIANSEN, on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at the Chinook Regional Hospital at the age of 70 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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Elizabeth Mae Hogg “Bette”

Elizabeth Hogg passed away peacefully at home surrounded by love on Friday, July 7, 2017. Elizabeth was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She spent much of her childhood running on rocks and picking up snakes at the family cottage at Brereton Lake…this is where her true love of nature and animals first developed and lasted throughout her life. As an adult, life took her on a journey from Winnipeg, to Edmonton, Calgary, Lethbridge and eventually living in the mountains of Kimberley, British Columbia. Her four children and five grandchildren meant the world to her. She was a devoted and dedicated mother and grandmother…she will live on in us forever. When people described Elizabeth they used words such as “generous, kind, caring and loving”. She was all of that. Her door was always open to anyone who needed her…both people and animals! She was constantly giving of herself. Her chocolate chip cookies were famous and one bite would make all problems fade away! When she wasn’t baking you could find her in the garden…that was her happy place and she shared her masterpiece with anyone who wanted to enjoy it! Writing was another passion of Elizabeth’s. She spent many hours filling her journals with very wise words of wisdom. In the coming months and years, her words will bring comfort to everyone that reads them. Rescuing animals was always a central part of Elizabeth’s life….cats, dogs, a wounded crow from the side of the road, an injured squirrel from the back yard, etc…she never turned her back on an animal in need. Our house has always been full of furry friends. More words that were used to describe Elizabeth are “strong, feisty, a firecracker, spirited, an inspiration and determined”. It is these qualities that enabled her to become a successful business woman and to overcome many obstacles throughout her life. She spent years in the retail industry and was co-owner of Fanny’s Fabrics in Lethbridge and Medicine Hat. In 2003, she ventured into the world of art and became co-owner of Caprice Fine Art & Co Inc. Many of the relationships that developed from these businesses continued through the years and she treasured the memories. Elizabeth will be sadly missed by her daughter Caprice Hogg, son David Rous, daughter Lisa (Russell) Hooper, son James (Carleen) Rous; grandchildren: Brayden, Megan and Austin Hooper, Scott and Derek Rous, dog Lucas and cats Lorenzo, Fred and Oliver. Elizabeth was predeceased by her mother Lillian Main, her father James Main, her brother Glen Main and her brother Kenneth Main. A celebration of life will take place in her garden in Kimberley, BC on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 2pm. Anyone wishing to celebrate with us is welcome! In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to one of Elizabeth’s favourite animal rescue charities: Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary, Northern Lights Wildlife Society or Flying Fur Animal Rescue. Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service.

Condolences for the family can be offered at: http://www.mcphersonfh.com


ROBERT ENTZ, beloved husband of Debbie Entz, of the Rock Lake Colony, passed away at the Foothills Health Centre in Calgary, on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at the age of 47 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at the ROCK LAKE COLONY, Coaldale, AB, on Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 12:00 Noon, with a burial to follow in the Colony Cemetery.

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CAM NEALE, of Picture Butte, passed away suddenly on Friday, July 7, 2017 at the age of 21 years.

A Celebration of Cam’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. with Reverend Glenda Wert officiating.

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STELLA BETH SALBERG (Nee Wocknitz) passed away at the Raymond Health Centre on Wednesday July 12, 2017 at the age of 96 years.

Stella is lovingly remembered by her children; Dale Salberg, Ken (Mary) Salberg, Bev (Murray) Jensen, Les Salberg, and Darren Salberg, grandchildren; Nicole (Clayton) Anderson, (Hattie, Molly, Tye), Ian (Teryn) Jensen (Caden, Brylee, Dawson), Mindi (Joshua) Allen (Jack, Brody, Gracie), Shelly (Steele) Nelson (Ally, Ava), Breann (Courtney) Clawson (Nova, Nelly), and one brother, Leonard Wocknitz of Ontario.

Stella was predeceased by her husband Oscar “Bud” Salberg, infant son David, her parents Paul and Susan Wocknitz, sisters Gertrude Rolingson, Alice Brietzke, Pearl Kunz, Mae Johnson, brothers William, Earl, Raymond and Roy Wocknitz

Stella was born on the family farm north of Magrath and received her education at the Farm Hill School. The family later moved to the River Bottom community under the High Level Bridge, before residing in North Lethbridge. Stella married Bud December 22, 1947 and raised their five children who were always so well taken care of, and loved.

Stella was an active member of the Raymond United Church, attending each Sunday up until a few years ago. She loved her church family.

For the last five years Stella resided at the Prairie Ridge Good Samaritans where all of the staff became an extension of her family. Thank you so much for treating her like she was yours. You made her feel like this was home. There are not words enough to thank the Raymond Health Centres Dr’s, nurses, L.P.N.’s, H.C.A.’s, kitchen, housekeeping, Physio, and clerks for not only caring for Stella but for the way you showed your love and concern for her. Her stay was long and kind words were always said about you all. She would want “just abit” of extra thanks to Dr. Marc Ascionne and Dr. Regan Steed.

The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, July 17, 2017 at 11.00 a.m. at the CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS, Taylor Street Chapel. Highway 52 West, Raymond, Alberta. Friends may meet the family from 10.00 a.m. to 10.45 a.m. prior to the service at the church. Interment to follow at the Temple Hill Cemetery, Raymond, Alberta.

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


CAROL BLUMEL WRIGHT beloved wife of the late Robert (Bob) Royce Wright passed away peacefully on Tuesday July 11, 2017 at the Raymond General Hospital at the age of 75.

Carol was born in Magrath, Alberta, the fourth child to Horace Frederick Blumel and Ella Toomer. Carol grew up in Magrath and lived there most of her life. She was the one that finally slowed down Bob and married him in September 1967 and shortly thereafter moved to Provo, Utah for Bob to complete an Education degree. They lived in Calgary for a few years while Bob taught school then they moved back to Magrath to be closer to take care of their mothers. Carol worked in the local bank for many years monitoring her four children’s lives through concerned citizen’s reports. Her entire life was spent dedicated to her family, friends and community.

Carol is survived by her four greatest accomplishments David (Tricia) of Taber, Laura Jane of Lethbridge, Suzanne Proctor of Lethbridge, and Ken (Natalie) of Claresholm. The greatest enjoyment she had was her 10 grand children Royce, Genna, Dani and Darci Wright, Ben and Ella Proctor, Jackson, Nate, Zak and Easton Wright. She did her best to keep up with all family and sporting events and earned the name of GoGo Gram. Her whistle from the sidelines will be greatly missed.

She was predeceased by her parents; two sisters Mary Jane Rice, Margaret Sugden; and brother Fred Blumel.

Friends may meet the family ONLY on Sunday, July 16th, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Garden Place Chapel in Magrath.

The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, GARDEN PLACE CHAPEL, on Monday, July 17th, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

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

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