January 22nd, 2021

SATURDAY, November 4, 2017

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on November 4, 2017.

Charles “Charlie” Ziefflie

1924 – 2017

Mr. Charles “Charlie” Carl Ziefflie of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Marion Eleanor Ziefflie, passed away at Legacy Lodge on Monday, October 30, 2017 at the age of 93 years.

Charles was born on February 18, 1924 in Liberty, Saskatchewan, where the Gottfried Ziefflie family farmed. The Gottfried Ziefflie family moved again to a farm east of Davidson, Saskatchewan in 1934. Charlie Ziefflie then moved north to the Parkside area in 1947 where he eventually met and married Marion Eleanor Schutte in 1949.

On October 20, 2017, Charlie and Marion Ziefflie recently celebrated their 68th Anniversary.

The Charles Ziefflie family came to Lethbridge in 1954 where Charlie worked construction until he studied and acquired the Refrigeration Engineer at Trans Canada Freezers (now known as Versa Cold), he remained working for the company for 35 years and retired as the Chief Refrigeration Engineer.

Charlies hobbies included all season fishing and bird hunting, these two were among his favorites.

Besides his loving wife Marion Ziefflie, Charlie is survived by his three daughters Barb (Dan Weisbrodt) Weisbrodt of Calgary, Alberta, Linda (David Switner) Ziefflie of Lacombe, AB, Deanna (Jim Carter) Ziefflie, of Coaldale, Alberta; his son Don Ziefflie of Lethbridge, Alberta; his grandchildren Shonnah Reid, Craig Weisbrodt, Cory Ziefflie, Lavona Switner, Megan Hanlon, and Marissa Hanlon; his brother John Ziefflie; sisters Leah Vangel, and Mary Drew; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families.

Charlie Ziefflie was predeceased by his parents Gottfried Ziefflie and Mary (Degg) Ziefflie.

A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm on Monday, November 6, 2017 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, AB., with Pastor Robert Mohns of Immanuel Lutheran Church delivering the service. Interment will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery.

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Doris Heitman

1933 – 2017

Mrs. Doris Heitman, beloved wife of the late Mr. Ralph Heitman (2006), passed away at The Good Samaritans Lee Crest, in Cardston, AB, on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at the age of 84 years.

Doris was born and raised in Orion, AB on March 15, 1933. She married the love of her life Ralph in 1951, had 6 children. In 1968, Doris and family moved to Lethbridge and had their 7th child in 1969.

Doris loved her children, grandchildren, and great- grandchildren.

She is survived by her children Barney (Pat) Heitman, William (Jean) Heitman, Inga Scanlan, David (Glynis) Heitman, Eric Heitman, and Mark (Alynn) Heitman. Doris was Grandma and Mom to Jason Neudorf, Sheila Howard, Grant Chilie and Shayne O’Day; Grandma to Alberta, Jennifer, Brian, Crystal, Dustin, Brad, Kyle, Shawn, Darcy and Joshua; great-grandma to 21 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by 3 sisters Margaret Michaelis, Lillian Degenstein, and Katherine Yanke; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Doris was predeceased by her daughter, Melodie O’Day (2013); by her 3 brothers and 1 sister.

A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00am on Monday, November 6, 2017 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, AB., with Deacon Isaac Driedger, officiating.

Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, #204, 2323-32 Avenue NE, Calgary, AB, T2E 6Z3, or to the Canadian Cancer Society, #200, 2424-4th Street SW, Calgary, AB, T2S 2T4.

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It is with sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Darryl on October 27, 2017, at the age of 52, after a brief battle with cancer.

Darryl was born and raised in Lethbridge. He was predeceased by his parents Alice and Carl Hahn, and survived by his brother David, sister-in-law Pam, and their children, Jefferson, Johanna and Danae.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1pm on November 17 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 20 Rocky Mtn. Blvd. W, Lethbridge. A private family interment will be held in Pincher Creek.

We wish to express our sincere gratitude to the medical staff at Chinook Regional Hospital, especially the ICU staff for their care of Darryl. Condolences can be sent to http://www.evergreenfh.ca


CORNELIA (KIA) VERONICA KELLY née Buss. Died at age 72 in Cardston, Alberta on October 29, 2017.

Kia approached her 23 year battle cancer with the same strength and dignity that was the hallmark of her life.

Born September 1, 1945 in Edmonton Alberta to William and Marie Buss. She had 9 siblings: Betty, Margaret, Gerard, Theresa, Robert, John, Catherine, Rosemary, and Stephen. She was pre-deceased by her first husband George Linder, parents, and son-in-law Jim Martens. Kia’s life is celebrated by spouse Sean Kelly and her 3 daughters: Kathryn Linder, Nancy Martens, and Sarah (Sean) Colwell and 7 grandchildren: Nathan, Christopher, Riley, Andrew, Hannah, Emily, and Connor. Sean’s children: Kara (Steve) Farno and Rory (Alexandra) and 4 grandchildren: Alessandra, Emma, Stephen, and Declan.

She received her Bachelor’s degree of Nursing from the University of Alberta.

Kia received the Heritage Service Award in 1995 and an award for Long Service on April 2003. She was the chairperson for the South District of Alberta Association for Registered Nurses for several years in the 1990’s. Kia was a volunteer for grief and cancer counselling and was a member of the Alzheimer’s Society and the Cardston District Foundation. She was the longest presiding president of the Cardston Legion Branch #170, a member in the Red Hat Society and the Lutheran Women’s League. She was actively involved in the St. Theresa’s church as well.

Kia loved spending time with her grandchildren, knitting and travelling with her husband Sean.

Prayers are at St. Theresa’s on Friday November 3rd at 7 p.m. and Funeral Service will be held on Saturday November 4th at 11:00 a.m.

To celebrate her life there will be a reception following the funeral on Saturday at the Legion Hall, Cardston.

Donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff at the Jack Ady Cancer Centre, Cardston Home Care, Palliative Care, and Lee Crest for their kindness and consideration.

Send condolences at: http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca


Maretta Agnes Litchfield, (nee Gillett), of Raymond, Alberta, beloved wife of Dean Litchfield, passed away peacefully at Raymond Health Care Centre at 12:18 PM on November 2, 2017, at the age of 81 years.

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


WILLIAM GORDON FREDERICK MOSE “Gordon”, passed away at 7:00 P.M. on October 31, 2017, after a short illness.

He is survived by his wife Doreen, two sons, Sid (Claire) of Calgary and Fred (Tina) of Sherwood Park; two grandchildren Michael and Miranda of Sherwood Park; one sister-in-law Joy of Strathmore; several nieces & nephews around Alberta.

Gordon was predeceased by his mom & Dad Esther and Alfred Mose and three brothers, Alf, Ed, and Bob, as well as their wives and one nephew, all of Elnora, Alberta.

Gordon worked for the City of Lethbridge for 29 years retiring in 1994. Born and raised in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, he moved to Elnora in 1949, then Kitimat, B.C. in 1963, then to Lethbridge in the fall of 1964, where he resided until his passing. He and Doreen were married 65 years on October 1st, 2017.

A private interment will be held at a later date in the Elnora Cemetery.

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MARION LOUISE MYERS (nee Lee), beloved wife to Gordon Myers, passed away peacefully at Lethbridge Regional Hospital, on Wednesday Nov. 1, 2017 at the age of 68 years.

Join the family for a celebration of life to be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, November 4th, 2017 at University Drive Alliance Church 55 Columbia Blvd W, Lethbridge, AB T1K 4B7.

Condolences can be sent to http://www.evergreenfh.ca


ALBERT JOHN OOMS, of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Ria Ooms, passed away peacefully at the Coaldale Health Centre on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at the age of 86 years.

Albert is survived by his children, John (Bernice) Ooms of Edmonton, Richard (Deb) Ooms of Lethbridge and Joanne (Peter) Walls of Lacombe as well as 12 grandchildren and 12 great- grandchildren.

Albert was predeceased by his father, mother, four brothers and one sister.

Albert was born on August 15, 1931 in Enter, Holland. He emigrated to Canada in June of 1953. He married his beloved wife, Hendrika “Ria” on March 6, 1954 and moved to Lethbridge in 1963 where he raised his family. In that time, he also worked for Getkate Construction, and he resided in Lethbridge until his passing.

Relatives and friends are invited to a Visitation at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, on Monday, November 6, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M.

A Funeral Service will be held at the TRINITY REFORMED CHURCH, 1100 – 40 Avenue North, Lethbridge, on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Thomas Albaugh officiating.

Prior to the Funeral Service, a Private Family Interment will be held at in Mountain View Cemetery.

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BERNEICE PERKS, beloved wife of the late James Perks, passed away peacefully in Lethbridge on November 1, 2017 at the age of 94 years.

Berneice was born June 21,1923 to Samuel and Evaline Hydechuk at Wilson Siding. She was the third child of eleven children.

In 1942 Berneice married the love of her life, James Perks, in the Cardston Temple. They were together for 55 years until Jim’s passing in 1997. They raised four children on their acreage west of Raymond.

Berneice was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She felt family always came first. She leaves to mourn her passing her children, Beverly Perks, Robert Perks, Marion (David deceased) Giesbrecht and Donald (Susan) Perks. She had many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great, great grandchildren. She has four surviving sisters, Lois, Jeanne, Marilyn and Marjorie.

Berneice served in many different callings in the LDS Church and was always honored to do so.

Berneice had a love of flowers and worked in the family greenhouses for 20 years while being a busy homemaker. She also worked for the Canadian Sugar Factory and Raymond Care Center. She was a wonderful cook, baker, seamstress and quilter. Berneice won many awards for her preserves and gingerbread houses. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Special thank you to the Raymond Ridgeview Lodge, Raymond Hospital, Garden Vista (Good Sams) Magrath and to the staff and Doctors of the Chinook Regional Hospital Emergency Department for their loving care during Berneice’s final hours.

The Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday November 7, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, KNIGHT STREET CHAPEL, 260 E 200 N, Raymond Alberta.

Friends are welcome to meet with the family at SALMON AND SONS FUNERAL HOME, 433 Stubb Ross Road South, Lethbridge (entrance to the airport) on Monday November 6, 2017 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. or prior to the service on Tuesday from 1:00 to 1:45 p.m. at the Church.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca


HOMER RABBIT, 47, passed away in Lethbridge on October 27, 2017.

He is survived by his wife, Donna Wolf Child; children Yolanda (Quinton), Nathan, Natasha, Sheldon and Chelsey.

A Family Service will be at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Monday, Nov. 6th from 5:00 to 6:00 followed by the Wake Service at the Gladstone Hall from 7:00 p.m. all night. The Funeral Mass will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve on Tues, Nov. 7th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the Rabbit Cemetery.

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December 27, 1926

– November 1, 2017

ARLINE VIOLA VAUGHAN (nee Barkhouse) passed away peacefully surrounded by her family, at the Lethbridge Regional Hospital in Lethbridge on November 1, 2017.

Arline will be lovingly remembered by her children Jim (Maureen) Scott, their children Rick, Wendy, Rod, Joni and Loni; Peggy (Jack) Wood and their son Craig; Murray Scott, his son Jordan; Roger (Cheryl) Scott and their children Steve, Aaron and Chris.

She was predeceased by her loving husband Arthur in 2009.

Arline was born in Upper Cornwall, Nova Scotia. At the age of two, following the death of her mother, Arline and her brother Collins were raised by their grandparents on the family farm. During the war she worked at a fish factory, Morris Chocolates and waitressing in Halifax.

In 1964 she married Arthur Vaughan and by 1970 they had moved to Alberta so they could be closer to family. They enjoyed traveling and camping throughout Nova Scotia and Alberta.

Her kind heart led her and Arthur to taking in and caring for foster children. She adored her grandchildren and was always the brunt of teasing, which she could also playfully dish out.

Arline was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She was always willing to give of her time in the service to others. She enjoyed reading, especially reading and marking her scriptures.

In her later years she loved attending the Jam Sessions at the Nordbridge Senior Center where she made many new friends.

The family wishes to extend their thanks to the staff of Extendicare Fairmont Park for their friendship and concern as well as the medical staff at Chinook Regional Hospital for their exceptional care.

A private family service will be held Monday, November 6, 2017. Interment will be in the Cardston Cemetery.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca

Ettienne “H” Alex Wauters

1931 -2017

Mr. Ettienne “H” Wauters of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Dorothy Wauters, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, October 30, 2017 at the age of 86 years.

Ettienne was born in Lethbridge on October 5, 1931 to Philemon and Celina Wauters two years after they immigrated to Canada from Belgium. In 1944, his parents purchased a farm east of the Crystal Lake School, and Ettienne lived there until his passing. When his school classmates had difficulty pronouncing his first name, they gave him the nickname H that stuck with him until this day.

After graduating from high school, Ettienne completed a diploma in Practical Agriculture at the Olds School of Agriculture in 1951. He married Dorothy Morton on April 19, 1954 and started his long career on his farm. He always stepped up to help out in the community including work as a lineman for the East Lethbridge Mutual Telephone Company, a director for the Broxburn Sugar Beet Growers, and many leader positions in the Lethbridge – Coaldale 4H Beef club. He also loved to join his friends in a hockey or curling game in the winter when life on the farm was less hectic.

Besides Dorothy, his loving wife of 63 years, Ettienne is survived by his six children Joan (Warren Chriasty), Jim (Pat), Donna (Jed Sutherland), Christine (Art Shaw), Robert (Cynthia), and Patricia (Murray Adams), five grandchildren Pamela Reiser, Melanie Wauters, Amanda Bodnaruk, Hope Wauters, and Noah Wauters, and 6 great grandchildren Desi and Mason Reiser, Brennah Simon, Isabelle Charity, and Hunter and Gage Bodnaruk. Ettienne is also survived by his brothers Eugene (Virginia) and Terry (Judy), and his sister Lorraine (George) Tucker and their families. He was predeceased by his parents, his brother Jerry, and his nephew Gregory Wauters.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at ST. AUGUSTINE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, 411 – 11 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Canon Allan McCuaig officiating.

A Private Family Graveside Service will be held in the Mountain View Cemetery at a later date.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.

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