January 18th, 2021

SATURDAY, September 9, 2017

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on September 10, 2017.


William “Bill” Bikman of Lethbridge, loving husband of Erma Rasmussen Bikman, died peacefully in his sleep on September 7, 2017. He was 96 years old. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST LATTER-DAY SAINTS – Stirling, AB. Friends may meet with family prior to the service from 10:00 – 10:45am. Interment to follow at Stirling Cemetery.

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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. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street S., Lethbridge, AB., with Reverend Trevor Potter officiating.

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Kenneth “Ken” Richard David

1936 – 2017

Mr. Kenneth “Ken” Richard David of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Eunice David, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, at Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at the age of 81 years. Besides his loving wife Eunice, Ken is survived by his daughters, Lori (Conrad) Westerson and Shelly David; son, Cameron (Tracie) David; grandchildren, Ryan (Toni), Shaun and Shaelin Westerson, Zoe David, Jason, Jamie and Johnathan David; great grandchild, London Westerson; sister Karen Kay; brothers and sisters-in-law, Elsie (Bill) Kaval, Percy Evans, Jackie Evans, Dorothy (Clyde) Matheson and Emilie (Joe, deceased) Saban; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Ken was predeceased by his father, John David, his mother, Elena Kay; father-in-law, Joseph Evans and mother-in-law, Dorothy Evans; brothers, John Saban and Joe Saban.

Dad was born on July 13, 1936 to John David and Elena Kay. A lifelong resident of Lethbridge, Dad attended Central School, Hamilton Junior High and Lethbridge Collegiate Institute. Dad worked very hard at many jobs. He made oxygen at Linde Air and was in sales at Motor Car Supply. He went on to work for the Alberta Government in the Health of Animals department, but eventually returned to sales and management at Taylor Pearson & Carson, Acklands, Oliver Industrial Supply and Custom Engine & Parts. In the latter years, Dad alternated between “retirement” during golf season and vehicle sales in the off season. He proudly served customers at Beny Chevrolet Oldsmobile, Lethbridge Nissan, Import Auto and McFadden Honda. Dad enjoyed golfing, photography, fishing, bowling and curling. He could often be found going to the picture show at the local cinemas. Aside from golf, Dad’s most frequent activity was cheering on his children and grandchildren at their athletic and artistic events. His encouraging voice and thunderous applause rang out at soccer pitches, hockey rinks, gymnasiums and theatres across our country. Dad was also an avid reader, a trait he was proud to have passed down the family line. An ardent hockey fan, Dad was a season ticket holder of the Lethbridge Broncos and a shareholder/season ticket holder of the Lethbridge Hurricanes. Until a decline in mobility made navigation of the stairs impossible, Dad and Mom occupied the same seats for every Bronco and Hurricane home game held in the Enmax Centre (Sportsplex). Those seats are still owned by the family and Dad will be happy to know that Mom will be returning to sit there this year. Dad LOVED to sing and in his youth won a number of awards in the Kiwanis Music festival. As an adult, Dad’s main interest was golf and he won many league championships and golf tournaments. A member of the Lethbridge Country Club since 1961, Dad was also a registered Data Specialist with Skate Canada and a member of the Lethbridge Senior Citizen’s Organization. He was an active volunteer in the LSCO kitchen and for the Lethbridge Figure Skating Club Our dad was a singer, loud and proud. He knew many songs but was especially known for his unique, high decibel version of Happy Birthday. Friends, family and anyone lucky enough to be at our mother’s place of employment would receive an annual reminder of this. Dad also excelled at telling stories and jokes and could be the life of any party. Dad loved to drive so the family enjoyed many car trips and camping trips. He could maneuver the trailer into the tightest campsites imaginable. He particularly enjoyed a holiday with Mom, driving the Oregon Coast, and a 2008 trip to Jamaica with his son, Cameron. Dad recently celebrated his 58th wedding anniversary with the love of his life (Dad’s words). Proud and protective, Dad/Grandpa fiercely loved his family. In return, Papa was loved. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at ST. AUGUSTINE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, 411 – 11 Street South, Lethbridge, AB., with Canon Allan McCuaig officiating. Cremation was entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels. A private family graveside will be held in the Mountain View Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to KidSport Lethbridge & Taber, 1001 – 3rd Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 0J3 or the Lethbridge Senior Citizen’s Organization, 500 – 11 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 4G7. The family wishes to thank the staff of the Heart Function Clinic, Emergency Department and Units 5A and 4C of the Chinook Regional Hospital. A sincere thank you also goes to Dr. Janzen, Dr. Ireland, Dr. Malpica, Dr. Longowal, Dr. Roberts, Dr. Latchmea and Hoyt Seitz.

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ANNE MARY MCILHARGEY, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Fairmont Extendicare on Sunday, September 3, 2017 at the age of 81 years.

Left to cherish Anne’s memory are her sons Patrick (Debbie) McIlhargey of Saskatoon, SK, Daniel (Eleanor) McIlhargey of Victoria, BC, David McIlhargey of Seattle, WA, her daughter Lynn (David) Westlake of Lethbridge, AB and her grandchildren Austin, Sean, Kiera and Tegan.

Anne was predeceased by her son John Michael McIlhargey Jr. and her husband John Michael “Mike” McIlhargey.

Born in Milwaukee, WI on March 30, 1936, she and her family moved to Ponca City, OK where she was raised. She met her husband, Mike, while attending the University of Oklahoma and they married on June 15, 1957. Together, they resided in Calgary where they raised their family. As a dedicated helper, Anne spent countless hours volunteering at Calgary schools and the Father Lacombe Nursing Home.

A Graveside Service will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Calgary at a later date.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the compassionate staff at Black Rock Terrace, Good Samaritans North and Fairmont Extendicare.

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KURT REISER, of Lethbridge and formerly of Flin Flon, MB, beloved husband of the late Maria Reiser (née Pollack), passed away peacefully at the Good Samaritans Park Meadows Village on Friday, September 8, 2017 at the age of 91 years.

A Private Family Graveside Service will be held at a later date.

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Joseph William “Bill” Sparvier

1933 – 2017

Mr. Joseph William “Bill” Sparvier of Lethbridge, passed away suddenly at the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at the age of 84 years.

Besides his loving wife Shirley, Bill is survived by sons Rick (Adrianna Barthel), Curtis (Linda Clarke), Gary (Novalee); beloved grandchildren Cody, Tayler, Abigayle; as well as numerous brothers, sisters and extended family. A Come and Go Celebration of Bill’s Life will be held from 1:00pm to 6:00pm on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at the BRIDGE VILLA ESTATES HALL, 2300 13 Street N. Lethbridge, Alberta. For those who wish, memorial donations in Bill’s name may be made to S.T.A.R.S (Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service) Foundation, PO Box 570, 1441 Aviation Park NE, Calgary, Alberta, T2E 8M7, or to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 204, 2323 32 Avenue NE, Calgary, Alberta, T2E 6Z3.

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ADRIANUS “HARRY” WILHELMUS TYMENSEN, of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Celia Tymensen, passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit on Monday, September 4th, 2017 at the age of 82 years.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH – 2405 12th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB on Saturday, September 9th, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback, Celebrant.

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Mag Hutchinson
1926 – 2017
Magdaline Hutchinson, passed away in Taber on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at the age of 91 years.
Further information including service details will follow once arrangements have been finalized.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

Joe Pidborochynski
1949 – 2017
Stanley Joe Pidborochynski, passed away quietly in his home in Taber on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at the age of 68 years.
Relatives and friends of the family are welcome to gather for a Celebration of Joe’s life at the Heritage Inn, 4830 – 46 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, September 14, 2017 between 2:00 P.M. and 4:00 P.M. A private burial service will be held. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Joe is survived by his girlfriend Beatrice Rabocz as well as his eight children and their spouses Letitia Pokiak & Jon Ledgard, Jolene & Andy Boersma, Wesley & April Pidborochynski, Marcus & Rebecca Pidborochynski, Tyrone Pidborochynski & Autumn Charlton, Amanda & Chris Wright, Vance Pidborochynski & Jackie Bourassa and Jastine Pidborochynski. He also leaves behind twenty two grandchildren; four sisters Yvonna & Johnny McNammee, Maria & Randy Stoby, Stella & Tim Gregory and Sylvia Peters along with numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his first wife Bessie Pokiak; parents Stanley and Hendrina Pidborochynski; brothers Wayne and Victor Pidborochynski.
Joe spent the last couple years of his life enjoying his retirement and living life to the fullest. He split his time between his home in Taber and his girlfriend’s cabin on the Skeena River in the Kuldow Mountains. Joe loved being outdoors where he could hunt, fish, skidoo, horseback ride and enjoy a beautiful campfire.
Joe will be sorely missed by those he leaves behind.
“The influence of a Father lives through generations forever” author unknown.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


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