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Friday August 4th, 2017

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on August 4, 2017.


MICHAEL AMBROSI, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at the age of 89 years.

He is survived by his caring wife Ruth (nee Brandt), sons Charles Brandt of Strathmore and Roger Ambrosi of St. Albert, five grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and many loving nephews and nieces.

He was the last surviving member of the family that emigrated from Europe in the early 50’s. Mike worked for the Government of Alberta for 35 years, proudly building the St. Mary’s Irrigation system across Southern Alberta. He lived in Magrath the rest of his life, building a happy and successful life filled with family and friends.

As per his wishes, no formal funeral service will be held. Cremation has taken place and a Family Interment will be held at the MAGRATH CEMETERY, Magrath, AB, on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Jeremy Richert officiating.

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DEBRA MCPHERSON, of Lethbridge, beloved wife, mother, aunt, and grandmother, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on July 31, 2017 with her family at her side at the age of 64 years.

Debra is survived by her loving husband Ian, son Rob McPherson of Lethbridge, daughter Lindsay McPherson (Lee Roy) of Invermere, B.C., and brother Murray (Judi) Paddon of Lethbridge. She is also survived by her niece Hillari (Joel) Blaylock, nephew Ethan Paddon, her grandchildren Brian and Amara McPherson, all of Lethbridge, and her dog Coulter.

Debra is predeceased by her parents Irene and Malcolm “Paddy” Paddon.

Debra had a fulfilling career at the Bigelow Fowler Clinic, and upon her retirement spent many summers at the family cabin in Wasa Lake, B.C. Her family and friends will miss her dearly.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. with a reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, P.O Box 2211, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 4K7 or a charity of your choice.

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Brad Morrow passed away Tues, Aug 1, 2017. He leaves behind his wife Susan Holladay, his children Shane (Krista), Michael (Bev) and his 6 grandchildren. Bring your stories and share them at Brad’s Final Happy Hour and Life Celebration which will be held at the Covered Wagon RV Park in Magrath AB at 4pm on Tues, Aug 8, 2017.

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JEANNINE (OCKEY) ORR, loving wife of the late Gordon Deward Orr, passed away peacefully at the age of 87, on Monday, July 31, 2017 in Lethbridge, Alberta.

She is survived by 7 children, 33 grandchildren, 81 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. Her children are Susan Shipley (LaMar), Bruce (deceased) (Linda), Dixie Miskin (Chad), Derral (Stephanie), Rick (Carol), Terry (Andy – deceased) Henrie (Scott), Dianne Carrell (Wyatt) and Bart (Nancy). She is predeceased by her beloved husband, Gordon Deward Orr, 1 son, Bruce Orr, Father (Eugene Ockey), Mother (Vera Wright), her 2 brothers & 1 sister (Max and Delmer Ockey and Pearl Gallup), 1 son-in-law (Andy Andersen), 2 grandsons (Neil Shipley and Daniel Miskin) and 1 great grandson (Ethan Howard).

Jeannine was born on August 30, 1929 in Cardston, Alberta. She grew up in Stavely and Rosemary, Alberta. She moved to Cardston after High School to help care for her Grandma Wright. She met Gordon at a Gold and Green Ball in Cardston, married October 5, 1949 in the Cardston Temple.

Jeannine loved her children and grandchildren; her home was always full of laughter and love. She was an exceptional cook and the Sad Dog cookie jar was always full of her homemade cookies. She spent many

hours in her yard tending to her beautiful flowers and vegetable garden.

She was an accomplished seamstress and quilter. Her daughters enjoyed a new handmade dress for each season of the year. She loved the mountains, roller coasters and a very clean house. Her grandchildren’s memories include night games, a big fire and sleeping under the stars in the back yard.

Jeannine enjoyed serving in the Cardston Temple with her husband for many years. In 1991 she and Gordon served a mission in the Philippines for the LDS Church. Jeannine also served in multiple callings within her local ward, she especially loved to be a part of the choir and she was a

devoted visiting teacher.

The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Temple Street Chapel, on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at

11:00 a.m.

Friends may meet the family at the Church from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the Service. Interment will be in the Cardston Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers you may donate to your Ward Mission Fund or the Perpetual Education Fund.

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

Joyce Orsten

1930 – 2017

Mrs. Joyce Orsten of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Richard Orsten, passed away on Monday, July 31, 2017 at the age of 86 years. Joyce was born in Taber on September 8, 1930. She spent many happy years working at the Riverboat Restaurant before her retirement. Joyce is survived by her 3 daughters Judy (Keith) Fallon, Karen (Doug) Olineck and Shelley (Tim) Shaw; 6 grandchildren Dawn, Jason, Jennifer, Jacklyn, Rick, Nicole; as well as 10 great-grandchildren Michael, Jesse, Avery, Kadence, Jack, Nick, Sam, Amelia, Nora and Avah. Joyce was predeceased by her loving husband Richard; her infant daughter Sharon Patricia; sister Faye LaVanway; and 2 brothers Gordon and Bernard Moore. A Private Family Service will be held at a later date with interment at Ibbestad Cemetery in Enchant, AB. Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Services.

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