January 15th, 2021

WEDNESDAY, September 27, 2017

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on September 27, 2017.

Steven Caswell

1987 – 2017

Mr. Steven Caswell of Lethbridge, passed away suddenly on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at the age of 30 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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REVEREND PETER J. ENTZ, beloved husband of the late Katie Entz, of the Crystal Spring Hutterian Brethren in Magrath, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at the age of 87 years.

At the time of his passing, Peter was the Bishop of the Lehrerleut Conference of the Hutterian Brethren Church, a position he held for 13 years. Peter had been a Minister in the Hutterian Brethren Church for 46 years.

Peter was a kind and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle. He performed his duties as Minister and Bishop in exemplary Hutterite fashion: with humility, dignity and grace at all times. He was a leader who served the Church and the Hutterite community in a truly unselfish manner and his guidance and leadership will be dearly missed. Peter always gave respect to those who had the privilege to meet him and that respect was returned many times over with his extraordinary character. He was a constant reminder that you can have a huge impact even when you speak softly and calmly. Anyone who had the honour of dealing with Peter was left a better person for it. Lehrerleut means “People of the Teacher” and Peter exemplified this as he was a natural teacher who willingly shared his knowledge, convictions and hope.

Peter’s faith and leadership strengthened his community – people who have joined together to enjoy all things common, being all of one mind, heart and soul, according to the ways of those whom men call Hutterians.

A Funeral Service will be held at the CRYSTAL SPRING COLONY, Magrath, AB on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 11:30 A.M.

Interment will follow at the Crystal Spring Colony Cemetery.

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MICHAEL JOHN “JACK” KINAHAN passed away peacefully and surrounded by his loving family at the St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit in Lethbridge on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at the age of 91 years.

A Prayer Service will be held at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH – 2405 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta on Friday, September 29, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. with Father Kevin Tumback officiating.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback, Celebrant.

In honour of Dad’s life, donations may be made to a charity of your choice, as Dad never refused an appeal for help from any needy charity.

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RALPH (FREDERICK) KNIFE, 69, passed away in Calgary, AB on Friday, September 22, 2017.

A Wake Service will be held at the White Calf Hall, Stand Off on Thursday, Sept. 28th from 7:00 to midnight. The Funeral Service will be at the White Calf Hall on Friday, September 29th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in St. Catherine’s Cemetery.

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


May 9, 1942 – September 18, 2017

It is with great sadness that the family of DOUG LEWICKI announces the passing of their beloved husband, father and grandfather.

Doug was born in Edmonton, AB on May 9, 1942 and two days later moved to Tako, SK with his family, followed by Unity, SK. He began the chartered accountant class while in Kindersley, SK later switching to the hospital field. He was married to his wife, Gail, just shy of 52 years. They first settled in Kindersley, SK and moved to Lethbridge in 1967. Doug was an avid hockey enthusiast; he played as a child and later on in life played with the Lethbridge Bone Crushers. He also had a tremendous amount of love and loyalty toward the Saskatchewan Roughriders. His career in the hospital field took him from Kindersley, to Lethbridge, to Calgary, to Brooks and then finally to Coaldale. In 1996, Doug started working in the business office of the Green Haven Garden Centre until his retirement on January 22, 2010.

Doug is survived by his loving wife Gail, son Michael (Sharlene), son-in-law Russell and grandsons Brandon (Kaylyn), Brady and Dylan.

He was predeceased by his parents, two brothers and his daughter.

Doug will be deeply missed by his family ad those whose lives were touched by him.

A Come-and-Go Reception will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Due to fragrance allergies and intolerance, flowers are gratefully declined and perfumes discouraged.

Cremation entrusted to Cornerstone Funeral Home.

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Marjory Turner

1937 – 2017

Marjory Turner of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, September 18, 2017 at the age of 80 years. A Celebration of Life will be held at 3:00pm on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Reverend Eva Stanley officiating.

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Erna Schwarz

1934 – 2017

Mrs. Erna Schwarz of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Albert Schwarz, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hopsital on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at the age of 83 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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Byron Cazier Palmer, loving husband of Irene Harris Palmer, died Sunday Sept. 17, 2017 in his sleep of age-related causes. He was 91.

Byron was born May 16, 1926, in Lethbridge to Asael Exile and Maydell Cazier Palmer on the Dominion Experimental Farm, now known as the Lethbridge Research and Development Center.

He graduated from the Lethbridge Collegiate Institute in 1944 and attended the University of Alberta in Edmonton before transferring to Utah State University where he graduated in 1948 with a degree in Irrigation Engineering. A faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he then served a mission for the church in Uruguay from 1949 to 1951.

He married his eternal sweetheart Irene Harris in the Cardston, Alberta Temple in 1952.

Byron was a member of A.P.E.G.G.A. as an engineer all over the world. He began his career working for the Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Act. In 1955 he provided security to his country by working on the Mid Canada Early Warning Line. He was later employed by the Ontario Water Resources Commission in Toronto from 1957 to 1967, and received a master’s degree in Engineering from the University of Toronto in 1959. He took his family to Merida, Venezuela in 1967 where he was a member of a group of engineers providing training in land and water resource development to an international clientele. In 1969, he lead a training program in Colombia for 250 government officials in charge of irrigation. He moved his family to Logan, Utah, in 1970 when he took a position with Utah State University as a field director for an international water research program. In 1975 he received a PhD in Engineering from North Carolina State University in Raleigh NC. In 1976, he worked for a year in Nairobi Kenya on a project to assess lands, water and infrastructure resources. In 1978, he returned to Lethbridge to care for his aging parents and served as a consultant for Underwood and McLellan before retiring in 1987.

Over the course of his life, he held many positions in the Mormon Church, from being a Scout leader to a Sunday School teacher. He was a bishop of the Lethbridge Seventh Ward from 1979 until 1984. He and his wife served a mission for the church in Hawaii in 1991 and served as a temple worker in the Cardston Alberta Temple.

He enjoyed photography, camping, canoeing and computers. He was a terrific chess player who also loved laughter. He could play a mean boogie-woogie tune on the piano and he had a plethora of wonderful humorous stories from his years of travel. He was notorious among his family for clever puns and word play. He stood ready to lend a helping hand wherever it was needed. He was a kind and gentle son, husband, father, grandfather and uncle.

He will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife and sisters, Camille Hawkins (Bill) of La Grande OR, and Eileen Smith of Newhall CA; four children, Stephen of Windsor, California, Susan of Eugene OR, Linda Nielsen (Thomas) of Barnwell AB and Elaine Cox (Martin) of Sammammish WA; seven grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his mother and father, his brother Delbert Palmer, brothers-in-law Lee Forsythe, Elon Smith, Keith Hawkes, Duane Remington, sisters-in-law Mabel Palmer, Elaine Remington.

Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Forestry Avenue LDS Chapel, 4105 – Forestry Ave., Lethbridge on Thursday, September 28, 2017 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. and also at the church prior to the funeral service on Friday, September 29, 2017 between 10:00 A.M. and 11:00 A.M. Interment at Archmount Cemetery

Thank you to the Fairmont Extendicare Staff and to Dr. David Stewart for the exceptional care given to Byron for the past few years.


WENDY SORRIE beloved wife of Kim Sorrie, passed away September 16, 2017 in Taber.

A Memorial Service will be held on September 28 at 11 a.m. in Taber at the LDS Stake Center 4709 50 Avenue.

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