January 22nd, 2021

WEDNESDAY, November 8, 2017

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on November 8, 2017.

Blimkie, Herbert August

August 14, 1927 – November 2, 2017

It is with extreme sadness that we announce that our father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother, Herbert (Bert) August Blimkie passed away peacefully on November 2nd at the Edith Cavell care centre in Lethbridge at the age of 90 years. Born in Grande Prairie, Alberta, where he lived until the age of 27, then moved to the village of Carmangay in southern Alberta to buy grain for the Alberta Wheat Pool where he met a young lady, Ann Anderson from the nearby town of Champion. They would marry in 1956 and go on to raise 4 sons. Dad was predeceased by his parents, wife Ann in 1993 and son Norm in 2010. He is survived by his dear sister, Ann MacKenzie and brother, Rob (Delores), sons, Brad, Ken (Vienna), and John (Cara), granddaughters Brynn, Jen, Taylor, and Claire, great grandsons Callum, Liam and Euan and numerous nieces and nephews. Dad worked for the Alberta Wheat Pool for 35 years and retired in 1987. One of Dad’s passions was his membership in the Masonic Lodge where he made lifelong friends in the fraternity, frequently travelling to other lodges in Alberta as well as the Masonic Lodge in Aberdeen Scotland. Golf was forefront when he retired, playing daily at the Picture Butte Golf Club where he was a member. Dad also travelled to the home of golf in St. Andrews Scotland, a memory he cherished and often talked about. Dad will be missed by all.

The family wishes to thank the staff of the Edith Cavell Care Centre and the Heritage Lodge for the compassionate care they provided.

Honouring Dad’s wishes, there will be no funeral service. A private family tribute will be held at a later date.


MADISON ELIZABETH GORHAM, infant daughter of Zach & Megan (Drew) Gorham, passed away in Edmonton, AB., on Sunday, November 5th, 2017 at the age of 19 months.

The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Magrath Stake Center, Magrath, AB on Monday, November 13th, at 11:00 a.m.

Friends may meet the family from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service. Interment to follow in the Spring Coulee Cemetery

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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.

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PHYLLIS MARGARET MACAUSLAND of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Donald MacAusland, passed away suddenly at home on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at the age of 75 years.

At Phyllis’ request, no formal Funeral Service will be held. A Private Graveside Service, where she will be laid to rest with her husband Don, will be held at Mountain View Cemetery at a later date.

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Donald Reginald Moreau

Born on January 1, 1949.

Passed away on

November 6, 2017

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Susie Thiessen

1916 – 2017

Susie Thiessen, beloved wife of David Thiessen was welcomed into her Heavenly Home on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at the Coaldale Health Care Centre. She reached the age of 100 years; 2 months shy of her 101st birthday. Susie was born in Spat, Crimea on December 30, 1916 to parents Peter and Elizabeth Harder. At the age of 9 years, she immigrated to Canada in October, 1925 with her parents and 9 siblings. The family soon settled on the farm in the Coaldale area. Susie loved farm life, enjoying numerous outdoor activities with her younger brothers. In 1942, she married David Thiessen with whom she celebrated 75 years of marriage on March 27, 2017. Susie lived a long and fruitful life; selfless, generous and always grateful. She will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered. Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband David; sons Victor and Verner; daughters Edna Jane and Wanda (Bill); 9 grandchildren and 13 great-granchildren. Susie was predeceased by her parents and all of her siblings, with the exception of her youngest brother Corey (Jean) Harder of Parksville, BC. Friends and loved ones are invited to meet the family between 7:00pm and 8:00pm on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at the COALDALE MENNONITE BRETHREN CHURCH, 2114 18 Street Coaldale, Alberta. A Private Family Service will be held in the Coaldale Mennonite Cemetery at a later date. Mom’s favorite season was spring. We will honour her memory then with a Celebration of Life at the Coaldale Mennonite Brethren Church with Pastor Gary Burke, officiating. The date will be announced at a later time. “Ruhe Sanft, Liebe Mutzi.” For those who wish, memorial donations in Susie’s name may be made to the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) 210, 2946 32 St., NE Calgary, Alberta T1Y 6J7, or to a charity of one’s choice.

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ROBERT EDWARD WILLIAMS, beloved husband of the late Katharina “Teena” Williams, passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit, on Monday, November 6, 2017 at the age of 87 years.

Robert is lovingly remembered by his son, Stan (Karrie) Williams, four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and four sisters-in-law and their families as well as many nieces and nephews.

Robert was predeceased by his wife, Katharina Williams in March of 2017.

A Private Family Interment will be held at the Coaldale Cemetery on Friday, November 10, 2017. A time of Coffee and Cake will be held at Robert’s Home, 1601 – 21 Street, Coaldale, AB following the Interment from 3:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Bob to the St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit, 1400 – 9th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 4V5.

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