By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on August 9, 2017.
JOHN HENRY “JACK” BRIDGE, 93, of Raymond Alberta passed away on the morning of August 6th, 2017 surrounded by his loved ones. Jack was preceded in death by his loving wife of 65 years, Maxine Dudley Bridge, his grandsons Paul Bridge and Locke Arrington, his granddaughter Kaitlin Bridge and his siblings Avilda, Geraldine, Betty and Jim. He is survived by his eight children: Grayden (Claudia), John (Bonnie), Kaye (Phil) Merrill, Alan (Colleen), Dianne (Dave) Jardine, Barbara (Ron) Fromm, Robert (Julie), Rebecca (Marc) Rompain, his 39 grandchildren and his 87 great-grandchildren.
Jack was born June 5, 1924 in Magrath, Alberta where he spent his formative years working on the farm, riding horses, and going to school. On December 16, 1949 Jack and Maxine Dudley, his childhood sweetheart, were married. As a young married couple Jack and Maxine moved first to Lethbridge and then Calgary before moving their young family to Raymond where they settled for the rest of their lives, leaving only to serve a mission in the Seoul South Korea LDS Temple. Jack always kept an impressive and bountiful garden, and you could always count on a roaring fire in the fireplace which warmed the souls of countless people as visitors enjoyed the hospitality of the Bridge home. Blessed with a beautiful baritone singing voice, Jack shared his talents over the years by singing at numerous events. He had a very quick wit and a keen mind right up to the end. Jack was kind and generous and easily made friendships that lasted a lifetime. He loved Waterton and going for drives in the country and always enjoyed a well done steak. He was an excellent cook and played a mean game of cribbage or Rook. He was stalwart and faithful in his testimony of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. His greatest pleasure was being around his family who adored him and who now look forward to seeing him again.
Jack loved those who gave him exceptional care at Good Sams and at the Raymond Hospital and as a family we are so very grateful for this service to our Dad.
The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, August 11, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Raymond Stake Centre with President Lanny Howard officiating. Friends may meet the family prior to the service at the church from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Interment to follow in the Temple Hill Cemetery, Raymond.
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LOUISE GAST, passed away peacefully on January 16, 2016 at the age of 76 years while being prepared for bed at the Edith Cavell Care Facility in Lethbridge.
Her last words were “I won’t need that anymore,” when told that her usual glass of water was at her bedside.
Louise was the fifth of six children, born to her parents, Magdalina and Jacob Gast Jr. She was predeceased by her parents, her brothers Kenneth (Leagh) Gast and Arthur Gast, her sister Gloria Duncan, her niece Debbie Tonner and her nephew Neil Postle.
She leaves to mourn her sister Jennie Postle, brother Stan Gast (Rose), five nieces and three nephews whose names she always remembered, plus numerous cousins, grand nieces and grand nephews.
Louise cared about animals, little children, flowers and Chinese food. She also found delight in small things like a hair pick to use on a new perm.
There will be a Christian Funeral Service for Louise at ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH, 82 North 2nd St. West, Magrath, Alberta, on Friday, August 11, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. with Interment in the family plot at the Stirling Cemetery following the Service.
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LONG TIME SQUIRREL
ADONIUS ROY “THOMAS” LONG TIME SQUIRREL, of Stand Off, AB, beloved husband of the late Nillie Crying Head, passed away suddenly at home, on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at the age of 68 years.
Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.
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BLAINE L. NEILSON, beloved husband of the late Marilyn Dudley Neilson, passed away peacefully in Cardston, AB on August 2, 2017 at the age of 94 years.
Blaine was born November 12, 1922 in Magrath, AB to Earl C. & L. Geneva Passey Neilson. He lived all his life in Magrath until after his wife died, then he moved to Cardston for the last thirteen years of his life.
He is survived by his children: Richard L. Neilson, Janice (Richard) Bengry, Kelly (David) McLaughlin; 8 grandchildren: Ryan (Stephanie) Neilson, Ashley (Brian) Rivard, Jeffrey (Amy) Neilson, Jason Bengry, Chad (Carolina) Bengry, Trisha (Jaimie) Peirens, David (Kelsey) Neilson, Douglas (Janelle) Neilson; 23 great-grandchildren: Mason & Merek Neilson; Kyle, Taylor, Lee & Joshua Bengry; Cayden, Caleb, Connor & Casey Bengry; Gabriel, Noah & Thomas Rivard; Keetley, Rowan, Rafe & Everly Neilson; one great-great-grandson Myles Taylor Bengry; sisters-in-law Shirley and Marlene Neilson; brother-in-law Elden Coleman.
Blaine was the last living of the Neilson Family. He was predeceased by his wife Marilyn; daughters Cynthia & Mary Lynn Neilson; his parents Earl & Gen Neilson; his siblings Melva (Norm) Christensen, Merlin Neilson, Kay (Shirley) Neilson, Pearldene (Bert) Jensen, Kenneth (Marlene) Neilson, Robert (Caroline) Neilson; also all of Marilyn’s siblings, Arvilla (Ed) Louthan, Marjorie (Elden) Coleman, Roland (May) Dudley, Eugene (Freda) Dudley, Devere (Lucille) Dudley.
The family would like to thank the wonderful caregivers at Lee Crest in Cardston, for the patience and care that they showed our father this past year. In lieu of flowers, if you wish, please donate to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetic Association.
In keeping with Dad’s wishes, A Graveside Service will be held at the Magrath Cemetery, Magrath, AB on Friday, August 11th, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.
Condolences may be sent to: http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca
1928 – 2017
Alvin Lawrence Scramstad, beloved husband of Gladys Scramstad, passed away in Lethbridge on Monday, August 7, 2017 at the age of 88 years.
The Funeral Service will be held at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Friday, August 11, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.