January 20th, 2021

THURSDAY, October 19, 2017

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on October 19, 2017.

Dirk Pool

1949 – 2017

Mr. Dirk Pool, born March 18, 1949, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather; an encourager and a strong man of faith. He will be missed by his 5 remaining siblings and joining his 5 siblings; 2 grandbabies and 1 great-grandbaby; and his Blessed Buddy Scott Hartly. It was his urgent wish and prayer that all his children and grandchildren were right with Jesus and that he will see them in heaven. He is survived by his wife Barbara; and children Sandiy, Charles (Tina), Michelle, Charmaine (Jason), Trevor (Beverly-Jean); 14 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. Many people were uplifted, encouraged and blessed by his walk through life. There will be no funeral as his spirit is in heaven and his earthly body is going to medical science to continue to bless and encourage others in his passing, as he has done in his life on earth. There will be a gathering together from 2:00pm to 6:00pm on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at BRIDGE VILLA ESTATES, 2300 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge, AB. All are welcome for those who would rejoice in his passing onto greater rewards. I will Love you Forever.

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ELLIOTT, Harold Wesley

Harold Wesley Elliott of Lethbridge passed away on Monday, October 16, 2017 at the age of 74 years while in the Peter Lougheed Hospital in Calgary, AB. Harold is lovingly remembered by his daughters, Laurie (Bret) Baker and Teresa Elliott-Doersam; grandchildren, Jodi (Jeff) Atfield, Michael Baker, Paytyn Doersam; two great granddaughters, Jayda and Jemma Atfield; and brothers, William and Wayne. Harold was predeceased by his wife, Betsy and brother, Ronald. Harold was a free spirited and country loving man. He loved his family and being a social butterfly. A Private Family Inurnment will be held at the Rockyview Garden of Peace Cemetery in Rockyview County, AB. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Harold’s memory to the Alzheimer Society of Calgary, #800, 7015 MacLeod Trail SW, Calgary, AB, T2H 2K6. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at


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ELIZABETH “BETTY” GAL, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Edith Cavell Care Centre on Sunday, October 15th, 2017 at the age of 81 years.

Betty is survived by her nieces and nephews: Lori Finch and children Brian (Jordana) and Leanne (Jacinda) of Calgary, Rick and Deb Gal and children Taylor and son Jayke (Courtney), Blake (Elizabeth) Mackenzie (Kaede) of Lethbridge, Margaret Gal of Calgary, Brad and Kordi Gal and children Matthew, Lauren, Meghan and Logan of Calgary and Bruce and Deb Gal and children Madison and Sadie of Lethbridge. She is also survived by her sisters-in-law Valerie Gal and Marjorie Gal, both of Lethbridge.

Betty was predeceased by her parents Steve and Helen and brothers Steve and Chester.

Betty Gal was born and raised in Lethbridge. She worked for the City of Lethbridge for 39 years, retiring in 1994. Betty was a dedicated and active member of St. Basil’s Parish. She was an active member of the parish council and took great pride in helping organize the 50th anniversary of St. Basil’s Parish. She was an avid traveller, enjoying numerous bus tours throughout Canada and the United States. Her love of travelling was matched by her love of shopping. Betty will always be remembered for her generosity and will be sadly missed by all that knew her.

A Visitation will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. with a Prayer Service to follow at 7:00 P.M. with Sharon Hagel officiating.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, October 20, 2017 at 12:00 Noon with Father Lukas Drapal celebrating.

Betty will be laid to rest in the Mountain View Cemetery following the Reception.

In memory of Betty, donations may be made to the Edith Cavell Care Centre, 1255 – 5 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, T1H 0V6.

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

John “Jack” Foster

1923 – 2017

Mr. John “Jack” Foster of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Beatrice Foster, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital, surrounded by his children, on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at the age of 94 years. At Jack’s request, a Celebration of Life will be held at Rosen Lake at a later date.

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STITT, Edward (Ted) David

January 14, 1957 – Saskatoon, SK

October 9, 2017 – Calgary, AB

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Ted Stitt on Thanksgiving Day, Monday, October 9, 2017, while visiting a good friend in Calgary.

He was born in Saskatoon in January 1957; attended Brevoort Park Elementary and Walter Murray Collegiate. He moved to Lethbridge in 1972 and continued his schooling at Lethbridge Collegiate Institute where he met many lifelong friends. He worked hard at different occupations mostly involving building and construction throughout southern Alberta and the Lower Mainland in BC. He learned how to do things right and made sure everyone who worked for him knew what a good job was and when it was well done. Cut it, fit it, caulk it, paint it and call’er done! His motto “I love what I do and you will too” was known far and wide. He was a lover of all his friends and family; an unique character who lived life on his terms and shared his hard earned wisdom with many and all; a soul so many related to. While a healthy life style was not always at the top of his agenda he made many friends along the way, more than most people. He will be missed terribly and remembered most fondly by those who called him friend, brother, cousin or uncle. The world is a lesser place without him.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the T-Bar Pub at the Castle Mountain Resort (Pincher Creek, AB) on Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Lung Association, P.O. Box 4500, Station South, Edmonton, AB T6E 6K2 Telephone: 1 (888) 566 – 5864. http://www.ab.lung.ca.

Please forward condolences through http://www.albertaburialandcremation.com.


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Ralph Harris Walker of Raymond, passed away on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at the age of 93 years. Ralph was predeceased by Michele Walker & Ruth Walker.

Friends may meet with the family from 7:00pm – 8:00 pm on Friday, October 20, 2017 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – Raymond Stake Centre (2 N 200 W, Raymond, AB). A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – Raymond Stake Centre (2 N 200 W, Raymond, AB). Interment will take place in the Temple Hill Cemetery.

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


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, ARLENE MAE WHEELER.

Arlene was loved by so many and will be deeply missed by her friends, family, and co-workers over the last 39 years with the City of Lethbridge and the Lethbridge City Police.

She is survived by her husband Gary, her children, Sheena (Steve), Maran (Jordan), and Adam (Emily) as well as her six beautiful grandchildren, Sy, Wynn, Max, Harley, Rylee and Haylee.

A Memorial Service will be held Friday, October 20th, 2017 at 2pm at SALMON & SONS FUNERAL HOME LTD, 433 Stubb Ross Road South, Lethbridge (entrance to the airport).

To send a condolence, please

visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca

Bill Wutzke
1934 – 2017
William Wutzke, passed away in Bow Island with his beloved wife Louise by his side on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at the age of 82 years.
The Funeral Service will be held at St. Andrew’s United Church, 139 – 2 Avenue West, Bow Island on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. Burial to follow at the Bow Island Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Bill’s name may be made directly to HALO Rescue, #12 – 49 Viscount Avenue S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 5G4 (http://www.halorescue.ca).
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


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