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By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on August 8, 2017.

SMITH, Dorothy Elaine

(nee Soby)

December 7, 1924 –

August 3, 2017

It is with great memories, much love, and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Dorothy Elaine Smith at the age of 92 on August 3, 2017 at the Willow Creek Continuing Care Centre in Claresholm, Alberta. Dorothy was born in Glendale, California to Roy and Margaret Soby. She moved back to Claresholm with her parents at the age of 2. Dorothy attended school and helped with the family store, Soby & Smith. In 1942, she enrolled in Education at the University of Alberta, Edmonton. Upon graduation she returned to Claresholm and began teaching school in Stavely. In July, 1949, she married Henry (Hank) Smith and they raised 2 children, Kirby and Debbie. Dorothy lived the remainder of her life in Claresholm.

Dorothy, or Dot as she was known to her friends, was fond of music, tennis, figure skating, curling, golfing and dancing. She was a faithful member of the Claresholm United Church. She had many close and enduring friendships, nurtured with regular coffee meetings. In early retirement she enjoyed travelling. This included trips to Europe and Asia. Dorothy was always very positive no matter what the circumstances and in line with her Norwegian heritage, very fond of desserts.

Dorothy was predeceased by her parents, Roy and Margaret Soby, her only brother, Gordon Soby and her husband, Hank Smith. She is survived and will be greatly missed by her son, Kirby Smith, daughter-in-law, Katherine Storey Smith, her daughter, Debbie Lozeman, son-in-law Fred Lozeman, and only grandson, Jeremy Lozeman.

A Graveside Service will be held Thursday, August 10, 2017, at 12:30 p.m. at the Claresholm Cemetery (3800-8 Street West) followed by a Celebration of Dorothy’s Life at the Claresholm United Church (4803-2 Street West, Claresholm) at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the Willow Creek Continuing Care Centre (Box 700, Claresholm, Alberta T0L 0T0).

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

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DONNA ANNE CROW STONE, daughter of the late Margaret Crow Spreads His Wings, passed away in Calgary on July 29th, 2017 at the age of 47.

A Wake Service will be held at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Monday, August 7th from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be at Legacy Funeral Home on Tuesday, August 8th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in St. Catherine’s Cemetery.

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VINCE TOTH, of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Carole Toth, passed away at home on Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 at the age of 85 years.

Besides his loving wife, Vince is survived by his loving children, Chari (Dave) of Gibsons, B.C., Dave (Cheryl) of Lethbridge and Brad of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Vince is also survived by his granddaughter, Reily, of Red Deer, Alberta.

Vince was born in Hardieville, Alberta in 1931 to Steve and Annie Toth. Vince completed his education in Lethbridge and shortly after graduating, he entered the business world and would eventually realize his dream of owning his own company. In 1975, Vince opened the doors of Challenger Building Supplies and with the help of his son Dave, Challenger became a successful and thriving business and Vince’s legacy.

Vince and Carole enjoyed many years of world travel together as well as winters in Palm Springs and summers at Kootenay Lake. Other pastimes he and Carole shared include golf, boating, fishing, skiing and going to the casino.

Vince will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

A Celebration of Life Reception will be held in memory of Vince at the LETHBRIDGE LODGE – 320 Scenic Dr. S, Lethbridge, AB on Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 from 2:00 – 4:00 P.M. for those who knew Vince and would like to honour his memory. Please dress casually.

In lieu of flowers and in memory of Vince, donations may be made to the Lethbridge & District Humane Society – 2920 16 Ave N, Lethbridge, AB T1H 5E9.

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