January 22nd, 2021

FRIDAY, October 27th, 2017

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on October 27, 2017.


WILLIAM WADE BIRD, 41, passed away in Lethbridge on October 22, 2017.

A Family Service will be at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Wed., Nov. 1st at 5:00 p.m. followed by the Wake Service at the Moses Lake Gym, Blood Reserve from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be at the Moses Lake Gym on Thurs., Nov. 2nd at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the Blood Band Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to: http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca


Mary (Marge) Bryant, beloved wife of the late Norman Bryant, passed away at Legacy Lodge on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at the age of 85 years. Mary was born on December 17, 1931 to Steve & Julia Yalowega. Born and raised in Saskatchewan, later moving to Alberta in her young teens. Met and married Norm Bryant, and moved to Calgary where she worked as a bookkeeper. Upon retirement, Mary & Norm moved to Grand Forks, BC. When Norm passed away, Mary then moved back to Lethbridge to be close to her family. She is survived by her brother Alex & Joyce Yalowega and their family, as well as numerous nieces and nephews in Alberta and Grand Forks, BC. Mary was predeceased by her parents Steve & Julia Yalowega, her loving Husband, Norm Bryant and her three brothers Bill, John and Andy Yalowega. Cremation entrust to Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home. Interment will take place in Grand Forks, BC. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial donations to the Alzheimer’s Society, 201 – 222 58 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2H 2S3

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

CYRUS (RUSS) RALPH BECHTEL was born in Lethbridge, AB 27 January 1936 and passed away 12 October, 2017 at the Raymond Hospital, Raymond, AB, at the age of 81 years.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday 28 October at 9:30 am at the Ridgeview Lodge, Raymond, AB 227 East 100 South Raymond, AB.


“A moment in our arms…

a lifetime in our hearts.”

Baby JUNIPER KING, of Lethbridge, has journeyed from this life to her next, on October 24th, 2017.

She was the beloved daughter of Stephanie Adams & Jason King and cherished sister of Bodhi. She was the grandchild of Cyril and Gloria Adams and Jim and Pat King.

“I’ll love you forever,

I’ll like you for always,

As long as I’m living

my baby you’ll be.”

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SHIRLEY ANNE KOOY passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 24th, 2017.

She was predeceased by her husband, Peter Kooy and one daughter, Tracey Kooy.

Shirley is survived by two sons, Kevin (Tanya) Kooy & Shannon (Laura) Kooy; one daughter, Karen (Bruce) Armstrong; four grandchildren, Amber Kooy, Jayden Kooy, Kelsey Armstrong & Rhiannon Kooy; two brothers, Richard Service and Daniel (Gloria) Service; and one sister, Patricia Ewing.

Shirley, “Momma Bear” and “GMA” loved to play horseshoes, curling and bowling. Her love of life and people touched the lives of all those who knew her. She truly accomplished much in her life including raising four children and always had time for her hobbies and crafts, like building doll houses and creating several paper tole pictures. She was a compassionate, thoughtful and honorable woman who loved her family and friends.

In memory of Shirley, please make a contribution to a local sporting club or charity.

Shirley will be laid to rest with her husband during a Private Graveside Service. Family and friends are welcome to the home of Shannon and Laura Kooy on Saturday afternoon (October 28th) anytime after 1:00 P.M.

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Rose Roest

1922 – 2017

Mrs. Rose Roest, beloved wife of the late Paul Roest, passed away peacefully at Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday October 20, 2017 at the age of 95 years. Rose is survived by her children Connie (John) Faassen, Daisy Moody, John (Heather) Roest and Paul Roest (Linda Santrau). She is also survived by her grandchildren Debbie (Terry), Lisa (Troy), Dan (Susan), Shelley (James), Shane (Allison), Stacy (Billie), Shantel (Chad) and their mother Irene, Dean (Chanda), Darrin (Julie), Dave (Lauren), Chad (Gord), Kyle (Ashley) and their mother Jennifer; as well as Joy; and great-grandchildren Josh, Tyler, Sydney, Connor, Madison, Jaxson, Myles, Cohen, Derian, Kianna, Miranda, Olivia, Erick, Jillian, Austin, Graci, Leslie, Aidan, Killian, Avery, Donovan, Davin, Nathan, Khol, and Aleigha; as well as her best friend Charmie. Rose was predeceased by her husband Paul Roest; son Dick Roest; and son-in-law David Moody. Rose was born August 19, 1922 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and immigrated to Canada in 1952 with her husband and 3 young children. Once in Canada, 2 more children were born, and they built a new life in the Lethbridge area. Rose had many different jobs over the years, but the one she most fondly remembered was her time spent in the kitchen at Perlich Brothers Auction Mart, where many meals were enjoyed, and lifelong friendships were made. She also enjoyed being part of the St. Andrews Presbyterian Church community for many years. Lasting memories were made during gatherings at the family farm. Oma’s cooking, sense of humor and courage will always be remembered. Rose had a zest for life, living her 95 years to the fullest as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend she will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Thank you to Legacy Lodge, Dr A. Low and staff at Chinook Regional Hospital 4A for the care and compassion shown to Rose and family during this final chapter of her life. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at ST. ANDREWS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 1818 – 5th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, with Reverend Hugh Jack officiating. A Private Family Interment will be held in Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation, 960 – 19 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 1W5 or the St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 1818-5th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 0W6.

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John Terrance SMITH 1924 – 2017

John Terrance Smith of Raymond, Alberta, beloved husband of Norma Grace (Litchfield) Smith, passed away peacefully at the Raymond Health Centre on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at the age of 92 years after a long illness. John was born in Cardston, Alberta on December 19, 1924. He was raised in Hillspring by his parents, William Charles Smith Jr. and Clara Sloan Smith. He lived on the family farm with his parents, brothers, and sisters. He was the ninth of eleven children. He enlisted in the Canadian Army in 1945. After his discharge, he was trained in the plumbing and heating trade, which he followed until retirement. He married Norma Grace Litchfield in 1946 and lived in Raymond since then. They had five children. He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints throughout his life, serving in many capacities in the ward, stake, and at the Cardston Temple. He and Norma also served a family history mission in Salt Lake City. He loved fishing and his many friends. These two loves were often linked. He was predeceased by his parents and all ten siblings. He is survived by his wife, Norma; his five children, Terry (Rita), Ruth Ann (Donald) Anderson, Ricks (Sandra), Jane (Jack) Regehr, and Barbara (Jack) Dalene, 31 grandchildren, and 103 great-grandchildren, and a sister-in-law, Nedra Smith. He had a great wit and loved to laugh with people. He also loved to help people. Many were recipients of his kindness and freely given help. He had a complete and unqualified love for his wife and for all his family. A funeral service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Taylor Street Chapel, Raymond, Alberta at 11:00 AM on Saturday, October 28 with Bishop Corry Tolman conducting. Interment will follow at the Raymond Cemetery. Friends may meet the family from 9:45 to 10:45 AM prior to the service on Saturday. The family expresses their deep appreciation to the doctors, nurses, and staff at the Raymond Health Centre and Good Samaritan’s Prairie Ridge for their exemplary care and for the many kindnesses that went well beyond their regular duties. A Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, TAYLOR ST. CHAPEL – 221 N 400 W, Raymond, Alberta at 11:00 AM on Saturday, October 28, 2017 with Bishop Corry Tolman officiating. Friends may meet with the family prior to the service from 9:45 to 10:45 AM. Interment will follow at the Raymond Temple Hill Cemetery.

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


BERNARDUS “BEN” JOHANNES ANTONIUS VREDEGOOR, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, October 23, 2017 at the age of 83 years.

A Prayer Service will be held to celebrate Ben’s life at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, October 27, 2017 at 1:30 P.M. with Deacon Frank Peta officiating. Ben will be laid to rest at Mountain View Cemetery. Following the Interment, relatives and friends are invited to further share this day at Cornerstone Funeral Home.

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