January 22nd, 2021

THURSDAY, July 20, 2017

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on July 20, 2017.


DOREEN VIVIAN LARSON ANDERSON, beloved wife of Reid C. Anderson, passed away in Lethbridge, Alberta July 18, 2017 at the age of 90 years. She was born a sheep-rancher’s daughter, in Medicine Hat, Alberta December 16, 1926. Her childhood years were spent happily with six sisters and one brother. Doreen and Reid met in Calgary while Reid was serving in the RCAF. After their marriage July 26, 1946, they started their life together in the New Dayton area where they farmed until their retirement in 2002. She loved cooking, cleaning, gardening, sewing, good music, friends and family. She served others and the Lord faithfully in many callings in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She had a great love for the Lord and faith in his promises to us, fasting and praying, often weekly, throughout her life. She loved to study the scriptures daily. Her home was always beautifully decorated and spotless, a welcome haven for all who stopped in. She accepted and loved everyone without reservation. In winter months, Doreen and Reid loved their ‘Snowbird’ trips south into California. She was an avid writer, keeping a daily journal most of her adult life and composing many delightful poems. In her later years, she painstakingly compiled a history of her life for her family to enjoy. She was predeceased by her parents, three sisters, two brothers, her son Wayne, a grandson, a great- grandson and a great-great granddaughter. She is survived by her sweetheart Reid, her husband of nearly 71 years, her children: Linda (Grant) Fyfe, Shirley (Pat) Asplund, Keith (Sue) Anderson, Diane (Ken) Linteris, Alan (Janice) Anderson, a daughter-in-law Elaine Anderson Cooper, 34 grandchildren, 94 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild and three sisters. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday July 22, 2017 at 1.00 p.m. at the CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS, 10th Avenue Chapel, 1912 10 Ave S, Lethbridge. Interment to follow at the Stirling Cemetery. Friends are welcome to meet with the family on Friday July 21, 2017 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at SALMON AND SONS FUNERAL HOME, 433 Stubb Ross Road South, Lethbridge.

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LORENZO SNOW ‘LORE’ DAVIES JR., passed away peacefully on Monday, July 17, 2017 at the age of 87 in Raymond, Alberta. Lorenzo was born October 1, 1929 in Cardston, Alberta to Lorenzo and Phyllis Fisher Davies. He’s survived by his wife; Barbara Harker Davies, his six children; Barbara (Steve) ZoBell, Lorianne (Chuck) Blommaert, Dana (Scott) Miles, Callee (Dave) Chalmers, Sheri (Daryn) Watson and James (Carla) Davies, 25 grandchildren, 40 great grandchildren, 3 brothers; Tom, Frank and Lloyd, and 3 sisters; Anne, Sarah and Ellen. He was predeceased by his parents, his brother and sister-in-law; Dan and Alma Davies, and his brother-in-law; Ted Anderson. Lorenzo was an athlete, a teacher, a farmer, a husband, a father and a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He is best described by his family as being a supporter, for he loved his family dearly. Friends may meet with the family at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Magrath Garden Place Chapel, on Thursday, July 20, 2017 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. or at the church prior to the service from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, July 21, 2017 at the same church at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow in the Magrath Pioneer Cemetery.

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It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of TERRY LYNN HNATKOWSKI, at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday July 17, 2017 at the age of 65.

Terry will be forever missed by her husband Walter, daughters Brandie and Kylie Hnatkowski, brother Randy (Diane) Duffy and sister Colleen (Gerry) Klinkhammer. She will also be remembered by many nieces, nephews, family members and friends. Terry was the glue that kept the family together with her kind and generous heart.

A Celebration of Terry’s life will be held at the Coast Hotel & Conference Centre – 526 Mayor Magrath Drive, South, Lethbridge, AB on Saturday July 22, 2017 at 1:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Terry’s name to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, #200, 119 – 14 Street N.W., Calgary, AB, T2N 1Z6.

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June 6, 1927 – July 17, 2017

KENNETH “KEN” DOUGLAS MARCHANT, passed away peacefully with his family surrounding him, at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Monday, July 17, 2017 at the age of 90 years.

He is survived by the mother of his youngest children, Marion Marchant; children, Lori Cartier, Doug Marchant, Greg (Diane) Shore and Jennifer (Dion) Marchant; grandchildren, Kaelyn (Harley) Marchant, Kayla (Aaron) Shore, Tanya (Leland) Christensen, Kole (Ashley) Marchant, Taylor Cartier, Jordan Marchant, Kendra Cartier and Ryley Marchant and his first great-grandson Nova Marchant, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his father & mother, Phillip & Helen Marchant as well as his older brother Bob Marchant and mother of his eldest children, Lydia Marchant.

Dad was born & raised in Saskatoon, SK, till he moved to Prince Albert, SK., where he married his first wife Lydia and had his two eldest children, Lori and Doug. During this time, he worked as the express messenger at the CN Railway. He was promoted to freight manager, where he moved with his second wife Marion & son Greg to Gillam, Manitoba. It was in Gillam that decided to change careers & enter the hospitality industry as the manager of the Gillam Hotel & 400 seat Beverage room at Kettle Rapids Camp. Later on, he was transferred to Winnipeg, Manitoba, where his youngest daughter Jennifer was born. After four years in Winnipeg, he moved to Lethbridge, AB with Marion, Greg and Jennifer.

Kommix Components was where he began working in sales after the move to Lethbridge. Following his career at Kommix Components, he decided to go back to the hospitality industry with the Sandman Inn & the Park Plaza Hotel. His final years before his retirement were spent working at National Neon as the sales manager.

Dad lived a very full life; he was a charter member of the Gillam Lions Club & enjoyed scoring hat tricks with the Old Timers Hockey League. He loved to dress well & was known for his ugly ties & fancy suits. Once the family moved to Lethbridge, he became serious about golf; he was a member of the Lethbridge Country Club, where he spent most of his retirement. He even had a “Hole in One” on the 5th hole. Dad was most proud of the life he & Marion built in Lethbridge; they had a beautiful family home with a swimming pool for all the family to enjoy. Family & golf were his greatest joys. He & Marion took many golf trips to Kalispell, Montana, and toured BC to Campbell River. Once his health prevented him from golfing, he spent his time playing crib at the Seniors Centre, people watching at the Casino and making meaningful friendships that he cherished with the other tenants of Sommerset House.

We certainly learned a lot about our dad & grandpa in the last six weeks. He told us all about his childhood, sports days, careers and what made him tick. He was surrounded by his greatest life accomplishments, his children, grandchildren and his love Marion. We had lots of laughs and cried lots of tears but most of all, filled his heart with joy and love, and his belly full of pies, bread pudding, milkshakes, ribs and macaroni with cheese and tomatoes, even a Caesar & a glass of Red Wine. Sassy, Classy & a little smart assy, that’s Ken. Rest easy Kodge… we love you & miss you.

A very heartfelt thank you to the doctors & nursing staff of 4B at the Chinook Regional Hospital for taking such amazing care of our dad & grandpa.

At Dad’s request, a private family memorial will be held at a later date.

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It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of our mom, ISABELLE (MICKIE) NICKLE, nee Harrison, of Victoria, BC on July, 15, 2017 at the age of 88 years.

Mom was born to the late Thomas and Isabella (Urwin) Harrison, July 13, 1929 in Canmore Alberta. She and her parents then moved to Lethbridge, where she attended school and began her working life.

She married the late Henry James (Harry) Burris and was a loving mother to Roberta Burris (Jim Gabert), Jane Allan (Bruce), Tim Burris (Nancy Griffin), Michael Burris (Anita Cocchia), Mary-Kate Mitchell (Jim Dalton), Lorena Masnyk (Dan) and Erin Burris. Mom was also a devoted grandmother and great-grandmother to Rob Allan (Trisha, daughter Hailee and son Brayden), Jeff Gabert, Kevin Burris (Sarah), Carrie Dunlop (Christian), Isabelle Burris, Marissa Ennis (Colin and daughters Sophia and Scarlet), Lorena Soukeroff (and son Adam), Sean Burris, Katie Dunlop, Cody Soukeroff, Justin Masnyk, Nico Burris and Tina Burris. She was also a loving aunt to numerous nieces and nephews.

Isabelle was predeceased by her parents, Tom and Isabella; her siblings, Jane, Marjorie (Madge), Florence (Flo), Elizabeth (Mabel) and George; as well as husbands Harry Burris, John (Buck) Nickle and Colin Preece.

Throughout her life, Mickie applied her skills at numerous companies in Lethbridge but is most remembered for her many years of service at St. Michael’s Hospital. She worked in the dietary department as a night cook, breakfast cook, baker and dietician and made many close friends over her years there. She will be remembered by those she worked with as fun-loving, hard-working and kind.

In July 1985, Mickie married Buck Nickle. She retired from St. Michael’s on July 31, 1989, and moved with Buck to Mill Bay, BC that year and then to Chilliwack in 1994. She and Buck spent many happy years on the coast together until his passing.

In 2005, she married Colin Preece and lived with him in Duncan, BC and later in Victoria. Mom and Colin embarked on a series of trips to Alaska, California, Ontario and the Maritimes. Always up for adventure, she tried parasailing for the first time at 78 on her first trip to Mexico and always said she wanted to do it again.

Mom will always be remembered by her entire family as a loving and caring mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt, a music lover, a crackerjack crib player, and a cook/baker extraordinaire. Her cabbage rolls, fried chicken, sugar cookies and butter horns were just a few of our favorites and staples at every family gathering. She raised all her children with love, patience and the occasional wielding of a wooden spoon (threatened but never used). Her witty and often salty idioms will be forever remembered and often repeated with great amusement.

Isabelle will be forever missed and forever loved by her family and by the many people she touched though the years with her kindness and generosity.

Celebration of Life Services for Isabelle will be announced at a later date.

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

IRENE (LELEKACH) NORDEAN April 30, 1925 – July 3, 2017

Irene passed away in Picture Butte, Alberta in her 92nd year. Irene was born in Readymade, AB and spent most of her life in Turin and Picture Butte. A celebration of Irene’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at her church, TRINITY UNITED, 528 Maple Cres. South, Picture Butte. Memorial donations may be made to Trinity United Church.

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

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