January 23rd, 2021

FRIDAY, October 13, 2017

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on October 13, 2017.


Mrs. Helsby Aneca of Raymond, beloved wife of the late Marcel (Marshall) Aneca passed away on Sunday October 8th, 2017 at the age of 95, surrounded by her large and loving family.

Born and raised in Raymond, Alberta, she was the first daughter of Ernest and Sarah Organ. Helsby married Marshall Aneca on February 14th, 1942. Together they raised eight children. She is survived by Linda (Bob) Johnson, Jim (Pat) Aneca, Dick (Gwen) Aneca, Kathy (Allen) Faulhaber, Joy (John/deceased) Bourne, Morris (Ginger) Aneca and Judy (Walter) Zobell. Twenty Grandchildren and Fifty-six Great Grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Marshall, one son Robert and two grandsons, Dennis and Roger Aneca.

Helsby was the helpmate of Marshall as they began and grew their Road Construction Company, Aneca Construction, and later as they expanded into Transportation with AC Transport. In addition, she worked in the retail trade in both Raymond and Lethbridge and cherished the friendships she developed.

Helsby was involved with the Raymond Hospital Auxiliary for many years and recently received her thirty-year anniversary pin. She was a life long quilter and every new grandchild and Great grandchild was the recipient of a hand-stitched quilt. In addition to quilting, in later years she spent hundreds of hours knitting squares to be made into quilts for the homeless.

Her Funeral Service will be held on Saturday October 14th, 2017 at the Raymond LDS Stake Centre, 2N 200W, at 2:00 p.m. Bishop Wallace Tollestrup officiating. Friends may meet the family prior to the service from 1:00 to 1:45 p.m.

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Doris Adaline Boehr of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Ben Boehr, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at the age of 90 years. Doris was born, raised and married in Langham, SK. She moved to Abbotsford for a brief period of time before moving to Southern Alberta and settling on an acreage just outside of Lethbridge by Coalhurst. She managed the kitchen at Phil’s Restaurant, was a manager at Sears in the cafeteria and later switched roles and moved into the office. She also spent time working at MCC Self Help, later known as 10 Thousand Villages, as well as the MCC Thrift Store. Through the years, mom enjoyed baking & cooking for her family. Family dinners and baking on Saturday’s are fondly remember by her family. She loved sewing, and made quilts for every grandchild, and oodles of Barbie doll clothes. She enjoyed hosting and entertaining friends while playing games. Her travels took her to many parts of the world, from Greece to India, to Bangladesh, to South Korea, to Thailand, to Alaska to Hawaii. She is the loving mother of Doug (deceased) & Margaret (deceased) Boehr, Carol (deceased) & Frank Doerksen, Eugene & Cheryl Boehr, Lloyd & Debbie Boehr, Lindsay (deceased) & Carol Boehr. She had twelve Grandchildren, eighteen Great-Grandchildren, and three Great-Great Grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers Ken, Dennis and Bruce, and sisters Mabel, Shirley, Kathy. Besides her loving husband Ben Boehr, she was predeceased by her brothers Gilbert, Norman and David; sister Lucille; granddaughter Breanne. A Visitation will be held from 12:00 – 12:45pm, prior to the service. The Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm on Monday, October 16, 2017 at the LETHBRIDGE MENNONITE CHURCH, 4303 3 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial donations to the Salvation Army (PO Box 8200, Winnipeg, MB R3C 4W5) or MCC – Calgary (210, 2946 – 32 St NE Calgary, AB T1Y 6J7) A special thanks to the staff of Good Samaritans West Highlands and to the palliative care at the Chinook Regional Hospital.

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


Mrs. Carrie Elliott-Pohl, beloved wife of Mr. Jason Pohl and mother of Kennedy and Shadow, passed away suddenly at the Foothills Medical Centre on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at the age of 44 years.

A Celebration of Carrie’s Life will be held at a later date.

Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

Please consider becoming an organ donor.


GORDON CAMPBELL COGHLIN, of Lethbridge and beloved husband of the late Eileen Gladys, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, October 9th, 2017 at the age of 90 years.

He is the loving father of Michael (Angelica) of Vancouver, B.C., James (Wendy) of Calgary, AB, Barry (Lorraine) of Lethbridge, AB and Paul of Lethbridge, AB; and grandchildren Christopher, Cayanne, Alyssa, Laura and Sarah. Gordon is also survived by his brother Jack Coghlin of Yukon.

Gordon was predeceased by his wife, Eileen Gladys in 1966 and six siblings.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date, once arrangements have been finalised.

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


Geraldine Court Duell, beloved wife of John Herbert “Jack” Duell of Lethbridge Alberta, passed away at home on Thursday, October 5, 2017, at the age of 86 years. Geraldine was born May 22, 1931 in Raymond, Alberta and grew up singing. After graduating from Raymond High School, she attended normal school in Calgary and became a school teacher. She taught in New Dayton, Alberta where she met the love of her life, John Herbert “Jack” Duell. They were married on July 4, 1951 in Raymond, Alberta. During their years together, they lived near New Dayton and south of Fort Macleod before moving on to Montana and Utah. Coming back to Alberta, they hung their hats in Lethbridge near family.The highlight of their life together was serving together as ordinance workers in the St George Temple.The loving mother of: David (Susan) Duell of Regina, SK, Karen (Brian) Moore of Lethbridge, AB, Barbara (Jim) Sprinkle of Salmon, ID, John (MaryLynn) Duell of Lethbridge, AB, Susan (Stuart) Foote of Fort Macleod, AB and Marilyn (Nolan) Davidsen of Lethbridge, AB. With 23 Grandchildren and 31 Great-grandchildren at her passing. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Opal Court.She is predeceased by her parents: Lowell John and Thelma “Tommie” Court and her brother, Lowell Thomas Court. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, October 13, 2017 at THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS, Copperwood Chapel, 9 Keystone Terrace W, Lethbridge. Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family on Thursday, October 12, 2017 from 7:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home, 703-13 Street N, Lethbridge also at the church prior to the funeral service from 10:00 to 10:45 A.M.

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


RICHARD MASSEY HOFFARTH, beloved husband of Sandra Hoffarth, father, son, brother, uncle and friend, of Lethbridge, passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Centre, on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at the age of 57 years.

At Richard’s request, no formal funeral service will be held. A Private Family Service will be held at a later date.

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Norah Gweneth Hutton

October 25, 1916 –

October 10, 2017

Norah Gweneth Hutton, beloved wife of the late Francis (Frank) Hutton, passed away peacefully in Calgary on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. Norah was born in Cheslyn Hay, Staffordshire, England on October 25, 1916. She came to Canada with her parents John and Alice Brindley and younger brother Keith in 1922. The family settled in Lethbridge and later purchased a farm east of the city. Norah attended White School and later worked on the family farm, contributing to its operation. She married Frank Hutton on June 28, 1944 and together they raised two daughters, Joan and Margaret. Norah was a devoted mother, always supporting her daughters in all of their endeavors. She was a welcoming hostess who loved to cook and bake and she especially enjoyed arranging and displaying the wide array of flowers that Frank grew in their garden. In retirement Norah and Frank were fortunate to be able to travel, their favorite destination being Australia. In 1997 Norah and Frank moved from Lethbridge to Dreamview Village, Hawkwood in Calgary to be close to family. They treasured the friendships they made there and Norah referred to those special ladies as the best friends she’d had in her life. In later years, as Norah’s mobility declined, she lived in several care facilities, most recently Carewest Royal Park. Norah was a person of great honesty and integrity who had a very strong work ethic and a determined attitude. Her ability to persevere through difficult health challenges has made her an inspiration to all who knew her. The focus of her life was her family, and in later years she has taken great delight in her great-grandchildren. A special highlight for Norah was her 100th Birthday celebrations in 2016, which included a party attended by family and friends from near and far. Norah was pre-deceased by her husband Frank in 1999, as well as her parents and brothers Keith and Dennis. She is survived and fondly remembered by her daughters Joan and her husband Wayne Nyhof of Calgary and Margaret and her husband Stewart Homer of Melbourne, Australia; two granddaughters Janette and her husband James Vickers of Revelstoke (Hannah and Lillian) and Carolyn and her husband David Holbrow of Calgary (Owen and Margot); two grandsons Geoffrey Homer and his wife Carly (Lexi and Emme) of Melbourne and Andrew Homer, also of Melbourne. She is also survived by extended family in both Canada and England. Special thanks go to Dr. Patrick Quail and Dr. Paul Gladman for their professional care and kindness, and to the staff and residents of Carewest Royal Park. Thanks also to the staff at Rockyview Hospital for their compassionate care and support. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200-119-14 Street N.W. Calgary, Alberta T2N 1Z6. A private family service will be held in Lethbridge.

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LUCY STANG passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at Columbia Assisted Living in Lethbridge, AB at the age of 60 years. She is survived by her daughter Kyla (Irwin) and two granddaughters, Danielle and Taylor, as well as four sisters: Marjorie (Bob) Wiens, Isabel (Joe) Lubin, Lorna (Joe) Lavorato, and Betty Grant. Lucy was predeceased by her husband Thomas Stang, and parents Pete and Teckla Birkedal. Mom was born May 8, 1957 in Mankota, SK. She married Thomas Stang on May 15, 2004, and was a proud grandma to her granddaughters. She was a health care aid for may years, and retired early on, taking care of her family. She loved music, cooking and making people laugh. The Memorial Mass will be held on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at ASSUMPTION CHURCH, 2405-12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, with Fr. Lukas Drapal Celebrant. Condolences to be sent to http://www.evergreenfh.ca


F. David Piepgrass was born April 2 1938 and passed away October 8, 2017. He Is survived by his wife Patricia, his son Wayne (Betka) his two grandsons Chris (Brenda) and Tibor (Jessica) and 6 grandchildren. He also leaves two sisters Kay Meldrum and Marilyn Still (Phil) and one brother Lyle and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents Lyle and Iona, sister Jean Lybbert, daughter Shelly and Andy Jensen and 3 grandchildren. He retired from NOVA after 35 years of service. He was very active in the LDS Church; he loved the lord and enjoyed many opportunities to serve. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 1:00pm, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (1240 Wentworth Ave Pincher Creek). Interment to follow at Fairview Cemetery. Memorial Donations in David’s name may be made directly to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation (119, 14th Street, NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1Z6). Condolences can be sent to condolences@edensfuneralhome.com


JOHN “JACK” SHENDRUK, beloved husband of Joyce Shendruk, of Coaldale, passed away at the Coaldale Health Centre on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at the age of 89 years.

Besides his loving wife Joyce, John is survived by his children Pat (Jackie), Tim, and Terry (Cathy); grandchildren Tyler (Amanda), Brandon, Jonathan, Cassy and Anden. He is also survived by his sisters-in-law Dolly Crabb, Mildred Findlay and Norma MacDonell; brother-in-law Bud (Marilyn) Monson and many nieces and nephews, as well as his “special family”, Helen Ruston, Ann and Nick Lastuka, Rose Beresnak and Fred Leverik.

John was predeceased by his parents, brother Bill, sister Annie and stepsister Mary.

John was born in New Dayton, on December 18, 1927 and was raised in Iron Springs. He married Joyce Monson on November 15, 1951. They resided in Lethbridge where he worked for Southern Alberta Co-op (Cattle Division), Noble Cultivators, managed Hog Marketing Board and retired at Dresser-Rand.

John loved the outdoors, especially fishing and hunting. He also enjoyed family time with his children and grandchildren.

The Funeral Service will be held at the COALDALE UNITED CHURCH, 2022 – 18 Street, Coaldale, AB, on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Glenda Wert officiating.

If so desired and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John’s memory to the Coaldale Health Centre, 2100 – 11 Street, Coaldale, AB, T1M 1L2.

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


PETER WAGNER, loving husband to Carol Wagner, passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Health Centre on Monday, October 9th, 2017 at the age of 80 years.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, October 13, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. with Father Lukas Drapal celebrating.

Peter will be laid to rest in Mountain View Cemetery.

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