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TUESDAY, September 19, 2017

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on September 19, 2017.

CLELAND, Betty Jean

December 7, 1929 –

Lethbridge, Alberta

September 14, 2017 –

Calgary, Alberta

Betty Jean Cleland of Calgary, AB passed away on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at the age of 87 years.

She will be dearly missed by family and friends.

A Memorial Service will be held for Betty at a later date. Please forward condolences through http://www.hffs.com.


ELNA JEAN FORSYTH finished her mortal journey on September 14, 2017 and joined her sweetheart Garth, who predeceased her on February18, 2016. Jean was a country girl who loved the sunshine and the soil. Her love for flowers showed in her gardens and well kept yard.

Jean was born to William David and Elna (Bohne) Campbell on Sept 16, 1930 in Cardston, Alberta. She spent her growing up years in Hillspring, Alberta where she made many happy memories camping in the mountains, picking berries, fishing, and enjoying nature. Her love for the outdoors was later manifest in her paintings, with Old Chief mountain being her favourite subject.

Jean worked as cook at the Rothe ranch in the summer of 1948 where she met her handsome cowboy, Garth Dean Forsyth son of Neil Snow and Chloe Roseltha (Hatch) Forsyth. Garth and Jean were married on October 14, 1948 in Hillspring. In 1951, on the ninth of January, they were sealed for time and all eternity in the Cardston Alberta Temple. They raised a large family with most of their married years spent in the Kimball valley where they enjoyed many friendships with families in the area. Jean was always busy gardening, bottling fruit, sewing clothes, tying quilts, and baking bread. Neighbours were blessed by her kind acts of service.

Garth and Jean served a mission at the Family History Center in Los Angeles California in 1993-1994. She also served in many church callings including positions of leadership in the Aetna Ward and the Blood Branch. She was a faithful visiting teacher and made her last visits the day before she passed away.

From a young age Jean loved being with children. She was considered a prime choice for a baby sitter in her younger years so it is no wonder that her children and grandchildren were her main focus and brought her much joy. They were always welcome to join her anytime at work or at play. When the family was together it was not unusual to hear Jean’s giggle as she watched the grandchildren play. Her large posterity have been blessed by her patient, kind, and cheerful example.

Jean is survived by her 10 children, Rex (Betty Lou); Gene (Debra Lyle); Randy (Kathy); Tim (Sherri); Linda (David) Ames; Shane (Sharon); Necia (Richard) Kittler; Scott (Teri); Becky (Kevin Penner); and Bonnie (Darcy) Erickson; her foster son Wilfred (Charlotte) Marks Sr.; 52 grandchildren, 141 great-grandchildren, and one great-great granddaughter. She is also survived by three brothers: Allen (Anna), Darrel (Edith) and Wendell (Debra) Campbell; and three sisters Ruth Barton, Flora Lee and Colleen Hummelle and sisters-in-law Nonavee Campbell and Glenda Campbell. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, her parents, three brothers: Walton (Phaedra), David, and Blaine Campbell; one sister: Annetta Lou Campbell; a brother-in-law: LaVerne Hummelle; a sister-in-law: Wendy Campbell; a daughter-in-law: Karyn Forsyth; two granddaughters: Tausha and Marie; and one great-grandson: Clayton.

The family expresses appreciation to all those whose kind words, visits, sincere regards, and reminiscing, cheered and lifted her recently. We also express gratitude to nurses and staff at the Chinook Lodge and at Lee Crest who took such good care of her this past year and a half.

Family will greet friends at the Legacy Funeral Home, on Thursday, September 21st from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. or at the church from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service.

The Funeral service will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Cardston Alberta West Stake Center, 846 1st Ave W, Cardston, Alberta on Friday, September 22nd, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.

Interment to follow in the Cardston Cemetery.Condolences may be sent to: http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca


DOUGLAS RONALD LEWICKI, beloved husband of Gail Lewicki, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, September 18, 2017 at the age of 75 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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BYRON CAZIER PALMER, beloved husband of Irene (Harris) Palmer, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at the age of 91 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

To send condolences, please visit http://www.generationsfh.ca


EVELYN PROKOP, nee Heggie, beloved wife of Steve Prokop passed away in Lethbridge on September 16, 2017 at the age of 82 years.

The Funeral Service will be held at the CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS Taylor Street Chapel, 400 W 200 N, Raymond AB, on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 11:00am.

Friends are welcome to meet with the family prior to the service from 10:00 to 10:45am. Interment to follow in the Temple Hill Cemetery.

To send a condolence, please

visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca


FLORENCE VERNA QUICK, beloved wife of the late Norman Quick, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Saturday, September 16th, 2017 at the age of 85 years.

A Celebration of Florence’s Life will be held at MCKILLOP UNITED CHURCH – 2329 15th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB. on Thursday, September 21st, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. with Reverend Trevor Potter officiating.

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It is with heavy hearts, that we say goodbye to DAVID G. VREDEGOOR. He was a son, brother, brother-in law, uncle, great uncle and friend.

Besides his mother Dora Vredegoor, he will be lovingly remembered by his sisters Marion (Blaine) Pontarolo and Linda (Richard) Kremenik, his brothers Marty (Colleen), Brian and Patrick (Sue) Vredegoor. Also left to cherish David’s memory are his nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, aunts and uncles in Canada & Holland as well as numerous friends especially his mentor Wayne Clauson.

David was recently predeceased by his father Martin G. Vredegoor on August 31, 2017.

David grew up in Shaughnessy and worked on the family farm. He spent time helping at Dunlop Ford, worked at the Rehabilitation Society as well as volunteered at the food bank.

David enjoyed billiards, bowling, golfing, cooking and going to movies. He was taught woodworking by his great friend Wayne and one of his favorite past times was spending time with family and friends.

A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Dr. South, Lethbridge, AB on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 7:00pm with Deacon Ray Wagner officiating.

Friends and family are welcome to pay their respects between 6:00 P.M. and 7:00 P.M.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. MARTHA’S CATHOLIC CHURCH – 355 Columbia Blvd. West, Lethbridge, AB on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 12:00 P.M. with Father Salvador Ahumada, Celebrant.

Friends and family are welcome to pay their respects between 11:00 A.M. and 12:00 P.M.

Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

In Lieu of flowers, those who wish may donate to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 119 – 14 St. NW #200 Calgary, Alberta T2N 1Z6

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com

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