January 15th, 2021

MONDAY, August 28, 2017

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on August 28, 2017.


Mr. Walter John “Johnny” Anderson, beloved husband of Mrs. Joan Anderson, passed away Saturday August 26, 2017 at the age of 82 years.

Besides his loving wife (and best fishing partner) he is survived by a dear stepdaughter LeAnn (John) Marutkyn of Lethbridge; one sister Dona (Doug) Bannink of Cranbrook; three daughters Darla Cooke of Arizona; Leanne (Darcy) of Lethbridge; Lorelie (Rob) Kempenaar of Lethbridge; also seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. He was predeceased by one brother Wayne (Jean) Anderson of Fort Macleod and parents Oscar and Mary “Babs” Anderson of Monarch. Johnny loved being a “Grampa” and was a caring uncle to his many special nieces and nephews.

Johnny’s big heart, kind easy going nature and fun loving outlook on life will be remembered and cherished by family and friends who loved him dearly. No funeral by Johnny’s request.

A family memorial will be held at a later date.

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JEFFREY EDWIN ANHELHER, beloved husband of Catherine, of Lethbridge and formerly of Fort McMurray, passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit, on Friday, August 25th, 2017 at the age of 63 years.

A Celebration of Jeff’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Monday, August 28th, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastors Trevor Steeves and Ken Kissick officiating.

A Private Family Graveside Service was held prior to the Celebration of Jeff’s Life at Mountain View Cemetery.

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Candace Langworthy and David Burt are profoundly saddened to share that on August 23, 2017 they learned that their baby’s heart was no longer beating. On Friday, August 25, 2017 at 3:34 A.M., GAVIN MICHAEL was delivered at the Chinook Regional Hospital.

Gavin leaves to mourn his parents: Candace and David, grandparents: Amber (Heinz) Langworthy, Dennis (Carol) Langworthy, Sherry Schafer Burt and Barry (Katherine) Burt, great grandpa Nick Wiggill, aunts and uncles: Dallas (Stacey) Langworthy, Troy Langworthy, John (Erin) Burt and Emily (Geoff) Burt as well as cousins: Jack, Hannah and Leah Burt.

A Funeral Service for Gavin will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB. on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Sandra Riddell officiating. A private family interment will follow at the Coaldale Community Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Gavin’s memory to the Coaldale Public Library – 2014 18th St, Coaldale, AB T1M 1E9.

“Imagine a love so strong,

it made saying hello

and goodbye in the same day worth all the pain.”

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1924 – 2017

ZOLA LEAVITT HERR of Cardston passed away on August 24, 2017 at Good Samaritan in Magrath, Alberta, at the age of 93 years. Zola lived all of her life in Cardston and on March 4, 1941 she married her husband Roland Herr also of Cardston. She lived in Cardston until the spring of 2010 when she was moved to Magrath.

Zola leaves behind her children: Bob (Cheryl) Herr, Louise (Norman) Rossler, Terry Herr, Tim Herr and Henry (Missy) Primrose. She also leaves 11 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren, 3 brothers, 3 sisters and many other family and friends. Zola was predeceased by her husband, Roland; her daughter, Barbara Schmidt; her granddaughter Teena Schmidt and 4 brothers.

The family would like to thank the staff of the Good Samaritan for their kindness and care.

A Graveside Service will be held at the Cardston Cemetery, Cardston, AB on Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.

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

Kay Holst

1926 – 2017

It is with great sadness that the family of Kay Holst announces her passing into the hands of God on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at the age of 90 years, in the presence of her loving family.

An amazing woman who worked hard, loved deep and endured much, all while putting others first.

Left with the fondest memories are her children Marie Kash of Edmonton, Linda Langlois of Leduc, Agnes (Bryan) Allen of Spruce Grove, Marlene (Richard) Burke of Lethbridge, Denise (Elwyn) Olson of Spruce Grove, Ken (Ruthanne) Holst of Taber; twelve grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Marie Holst, brothers John Stober, Robert Stober and by numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband William Holst, granddaughter Shannon Langlois, sons-in-law John Langlois and Tom Kash, her parents and five brothers.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at Assumption Catholic Church, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge on Monday, August 28, 2017 at 7:00 P.M.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Assumption Catholic Church, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. Burial to follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.

The family is sincerely grateful to the staff of Extendicare Fairmont for their years of devoted and compassionate care.

Gaye Lehouillier

1926 – 2017

Mrs. Gaye Lehouillier of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Jules Lehouillier, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, August 27, 2017 at the age of 91 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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March 27, 1952 – Windsor, Ontario

August 25, 2017 – Calgary, Alberta

In Loving Memory –

Mother / Aunt / Nanny / Friend

“Of all the gifts that life has to offer, a loving mother is the greatest of them all.”

Marian passed away in Calgary after she experienced a serious decline in her health over the last several months.

Left to mourn her are her daughters, Loretta (Andy) Del Mul, Sherri (Darry) Midtdal, Dawn (Mike) Peta; Grandchildren, Christina, Cassandra, Lauren, and Alana Del Mul; Ryan and Cole Midtdal; Jasmin (Bryce) Chernecki and Jared Gaehring; Conner, Luke and Ashlyn Peta; Great-Grandson Kaden Del-Mul Smallhorn and Great- Granddaughter Elise Chernecki. She is predeceased by her parents, Leona and Michael Milton; sisters, Joan, Connie and Carol; and her beloved son Walter “Todd” James Matkowski.

Marian was born in Windsor, Ontario, and was the youngest of four daughters. In 1974, she moved west to Alberta with her young family and chose to spend the remainder of her life here close to the mountains. Though her life was fraught with challenges and a long battle with mental illness, her family would like her to be remembered as a devoted and loving mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. Mom (Nanny) did her very best to be all that she needed to be for her family and we are eternally grateful that she shared that spirit with us for as long as she was able. We know that she is finally at peace and unburdened by the weight of the physical and mental challenges that she faced in life. Our lives are richer for having had her in it.

We would also like to acknowledge the Letkemann family for helping her along the way in her journey, with special recognition to Peter, Katy (deceased), Paul, Lorraine and Lillian. They welcomed her with open arms and loved her as their own. We’d also like to express our gratitude to our extended family in Windsor, particularly her nieces and nephews, who made a point to stay in touch and provide love and support as needed.

A Celebration of Marian’s Life will be held at Galt Museums and Archives (502, 1st Street South, Lethbridge, AB) on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through http://www.mcinnisandholloway.com. For those who’d like to honour her memory, it is the family’s wish that donations be made to a mental health organization in her name.

In living memory of Marian Matkowski, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.


MARGARET LORRAINE OBRIGEWITCH (nee Bolander) passed away on August 25, 2017 at the age of 80 at the St. Michaels Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit.

She was born on January 5, 1937 in Maple Creek, Saskatchewan.

Margaret is survived by her husband of 60 years Anton “Tony” Obrigewitch, and her children Sandra (Richard) Rainkie, Michael Obrigewitch, Robert (Kathy) Obrigewitch, Carol (Scott) Earl, and James (Sharon) Obrigewitch, and grandchildren Kaitlin, Adam, Erin, Thomas, Carla, Justin, Jacob and Jenna, and great grandchildren Khyla and Oliver.

She was predeceased by her father, mother and siblings sister Velma Laverty and brother Rodney Bolander, and son-in-law Leonard Gorveatt.

A Celebration of Margaret’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB. on Saturday, September 2nd, 2017 at 2:00 P.M.

In lieu of flowers, we ask that you donate to The Arthritis Society, 393 University Avenue, Suite 1700, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1E6 or visit arthritis.ca

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Frances (Frankie) Ostrup

There was a joyous reunion in heaven on August 24, 2017 when Mom passed away surrounded by her children and was reunited with her husband Jim (2015) and her daughter Sheri (2017). Frances Lenora Drake Ostrup was born on January 29, 1931 in Calgary, Alberta. Frankie was the sixth child of Edward Drake and Grace Anderson. Frankie was orphaned at the age of 11 and was sent to Hamiota, Manitoba to live with John E and Alice Riddell, a cousin whom she had never met. Alice and John E were very good to her and Frankie loved them dearly. Missing her brothers and sisters, Frankie eventually left Manitoba and returned to Southern Alberta at age 17. Around this time (1949), she met a young man named Jim at the Taber Stampede, but it wasn’t until 1957 that she met Jim again. Jim and Frankie were married on August 23, 1958 in Calgary Alberta.

When Frankie finished business college she worked as a secretary. She retired from the ATB in 1992 after 20 years of service.

Frankie loved her family and cherished her children and grandchildren. We will miss her dearly.

Frankie will always be remembered and honored by her children: Cindy (Jim) Toone; Sheri (deceased) Albert VanNistelrooy; Jimmie (Karen) Ostrup; Glen (Jody) Ostrup; Step daughter Karen (Dave) Lakusta; 11 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

Many heartfelt thanks to mom’s care givers at Good Sams in Magrath.

Mom will be laid to rest amongst her family at the Enchant Cemetery at a private burial.

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Christian Tschetter, beloved husband of Barbara Tschetter, passed away suddenly on August 24, 2017. Chris was born on Thompson Colony on November 29, 1944 to Rebecca and Johannes Tschetter. He married Barbara Walter on May 29, 1971. He was field boss of the colony for 34 years. He was also the Colony carpenter for most of his married life. He was a jack of all trades, fixing everything and anything that came his way. He also raised the Colony turkeys and geese in his spare time. He is survived by his wife Barbara, his daughter Sarah (Reverend Joseph) Raymore, his sons Kenneth (Theresa) Thompson, Conrad (Leah) Thompson, Paul, Grand Prairie and 9 grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, his son Eric, three brothers and two sisters. Christian was a loving husband, father and grandfather. We will all miss him and have loving memories of him.

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