January 17th, 2021

WEDNESDAY, December 13, 2017

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on December 13, 2017.

Lottie Austin

It is with deep sadness but with gratitude for a life well lived that the family of Lottie Austin of Lethbridge, AB, announces her death on Monday, December 11th, 2017. Lottie passed peacefully at the age of 60 at the Chinook Regional Hospital after a long battle with primary systemic amyloidosis. Born in Baddeck, NS, and raised in Amherst, NS, Lottie was the daughter of the late Henry and Katherine Austin (MacVicar) of Amherst, NS. Lottie was first and foremost a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend. She was a devoted mother; her children were always her top priority. Lottie’s light, energy, determination and positivity were her defining features. She was an inspiration to many and maintained a positive outlook despite many health challenges. Lottie loved music and this passion featured prominently in all aspects of her life. Lottie held a Bachelor of Music degree from Mount Allison University, a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Lethbridge and a Master of Music degree from the University of Maine at Orono, and was a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar in London, UK. She was an accomplished pianist and musician. Lottie performed in solo piano concerts and accompanied vocalists and choirs for over four decades. In 2014, Lottie was a competitor in the prestigious Honen’s ProAm piano competition. Lottie was a force of nature and a woman of many career paths. First, a professional musician and then a teacher and administrator with Lethbridge School District 51, and finally thriving in the insurance and planning industry as an Estate Planning Specialist at CIBC Wood Gundy and BMO Nesbitt Burns in Calgary, Alberta. She was the Southern Alberta nominee for the Edwin Parr award for outstanding first-year educator. She held various financial services designations including CFP, TEP and CLU. She was consistently recognized as a top performer throughout her tenure at CIBC Wood Gundy and BMO Nesbitt Burns. Lottie was deeply committed to her community and was an active contributor to the Lethbridge arts community for 35 years. She served through Rotary, the Community Foundation of Lethbridge, the University of Lethbridge Singers, the Lethbridge Symphony, the Lethbridge YWCA Harbour House, and as the co-chair of the Music in the Making campaign in support of the University of Lethbridge Conservatory of music housed in CASA. In 2001, she was honoured with the Lethbridge YWCA Woman of Distinction award. Alongside her beloved husband, George, she also received the 2012 University of Lethbridge Senate Volunteer award. Lottie and George were recognized jointly again with the Joan Waterfield Memorial Award in 2016 given by the Allied Arts Council of Lethbridge. Lottie was a true Maritimer by birth and at heart but she also loved Alberta’s Rocky Mountains and big Prairie skies. Lottie cherished East Coast folk music, oatcakes, Maritime brown bread, and biscuits with molasses; anything Cape Breton and the Atlantic ocean. Many summers were spent on the Cabot Trail and at the Pictou Lodge Beach Resort surrounded by family and friends. An avid lover of the finer things in life, Lottie celebrated everyone’s accomplishments large or small, with champagne served in NovaScotian Crystal. An incredible host, she often brought together many in the community to enjoy afternoon tea, dinners, and parties at her home in Lethbridge. She will be sadly missed by her husband of 37 years, Dr. George Evelyn, and her two children, Katherine Austin-Evelyn (Sivu Mzamo) and Jeremy Austin-Evelyn; two step-children, Jeff Evelyn and Jason Evelyn (Carrie Evelyn); and four grandchildren, Charlotte Evelyn, Margot Evelyn, Ethan Evelyn, and Gracen Evelyn. Lottie is survived by her devoted family of five siblings, Charles Austin (Linda), Elizabeth Austin (Dave), James Austin (Sally), Edith Austin-Anderson (Bill Anderson), and Eleanor Austin (John Dever). Lottie leaves behind nephews (Athen and Andrew), nieces (Alexandrea and Jennifer) plus a large and loving extended family in the Maritimes. A celebration of her incredible life will be held at the Southminster United Church, in Lethbridge, AB, Wednesday, December 20th at 2:00 pm on what would have been Lottie’s 61st birthday. The service will be followed by a reception in Southminster Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations in Lottie’s memory may be made to the Lethbridge YWCA Harbour House, a project dear to Lottie’s heart. The family expresses sincere gratitude to Lottie’s large team of doctors, specifically Dr. Morley Wong and Dr. Ernest Janzen (Lethbridge) and Dr. Victor Jimenez-Zepeda (Calgary). A sincere thank you also to the ICU staff at the Chinook Regional Hospital (Lethbridge) and the nursing teams at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre and Sheldon Chumir Renal Clinic in Calgary, and also the Jack Ady Cancer Centre and the Southern Alberta Renal Clinic in Lethbridge, AB.


DOUGLAS ROY DOW, beloved husband of June Dow, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, December 8, 2017 at the age of 65 years.

A Celebration of Doug’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor John Moerman officiating.

In lieu of flowers and in memory of Doug, donations may be to STARS Air Ambulance – 1441 Aviation Park NE, Calgary, AB T2E 8M7.

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LORNE ROBERT EGLAND, of Shaughnessy, passed away at home on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at the age of 52 years.

Lorne is survived by his father, Allan Egland, sister Linda (Blair) Egland-Dyck and brother Brian (Christine) as well as many extended family members.

Lorne was predeceased by his mother, Sharon Such.

Lorne’s family extends thanks to everyone for their phone calls, car rides, flowers and their love and support. A special thank you to Travis and the staff of Cornerstone Funeral Home as well as the first responders from Picture Butte.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, December 15, 2017 at 2:00 P.M.

A Family Interment was held prior to the Service at the Bowville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers and in memory of Lorne, donations may be made to the MS Society of Canada, 724 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge, AB, T1H 2T1 or to the Lethbridge and District Humane Society, 2920 – 16 Avenue North, Lethbridge, AB, T1H 5E9.

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TRUDY MARYANN FELLGER (nee Howe), beloved wife of Alfred Fellger of 60 years, passed away surrounded by her family at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at the age of 78 years.

Trudy was born on July 2, 1939 in East Germany. She immigrated to Canada with her family in 1955 and lived on a farm near Diamond City before moving to Lethbridge to raise her family with Alfred.

Besides her husband, Alfred, Trudy is survived by her children: Renee (Dave) Dueck, Delaine (Ray) Taylor, Sharon (James) Obrigewitch and Brian (Marcie) Fellger; grandchildren Jordan (Nina), Jerrid, Taylor, Lindsay (Bryan), Jacob, Cassidy, Jenna, Colby, and Evan; and great-grandchildren Aria and Lucy. Trudy is also survived by her siblings Harry (Louisa) Howe, Hilde Kutzner, Willi (Diane) Howe, and Christel (Erik) Pedersen.

She was predeceased by her parents Wilhelm and Lucy Howe.

A Celebration of Trudy’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Erin Phillips officiating. Trudy will be laid to rest in Mountain View Cemetery. After the Interment, a time of fellowship and refreshments will be held at Cornerstone Funeral Home.

The family would like to thank Dr E. Smuts, Manoj Dhakal and team at Alberta Health Services and for their genuine care and compassion for Trudy. In memory of Trudy, donations may be made to the ALS Society of Alberta.

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father and grandfather, DONALD IMRIE ANDERSON FIELDING, at the Claresholm Health Centre, on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at the age of 70 years.

Donald was born in Blackpool, England and spent most of his formative years in the Lake District. He immigrated to Canada in January of 1969, settling in the Toronto area. He met his wife Anne in November of that year, and they were married three months later. Their first son Chris was born in 1976, and their twin sons Michael and Andrew followed in 1979.

Donald’s flying career spanned many decades and continents starting with P.W.A. as a Second Officer in 1973, then continuing on with Canadian Airlines and finally retiring as Captain on the 767 with Air Canada in 2007.

Donald’s quick, quirky humour was legendary and usually caught most people off guard. No matter how long he knew someone, he always seemed to make a lasting impression. His fun-loving ways will be missed by all his family and friends.

He is survived by his loving wife, Anne, son Chris (Jackie) and their children Clara, Harrison and Hanna; and son Michael and his son Daniel. He will be especially missed by his daughter-in-love, Tina, and also by Carmen and Mel; nieces, nephews and numerous family relations.

Donald was predeceased by his parents, his sister Carole and son Andrew. Donald is now walking on streets of gold, glorifying the Lord and being repeatedly subjected to his mother-in-law’s poetry!!!

A Celebration of Donald’s Life will be held at THIRD DAY CHURCH, #90, 550 WT Hill Blvd. South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Dick Deweert officiating. A Private Family Interment at Mountain View Cemetery will precede the service.

In lieu of flowers and in memory of Donald, donations may be made to Dominion Broadcasting Society, c/o Third Day Church, #90, 550 WT Hill Blvd. South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 4Z9.

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1967 – 2017

Kelly Douglas Jacobson (August 2,1967) of Taber, AB, left us with family whispering words of love in his ear, on November 25, 2017 at the Sharp Hospital, Mazatlan, Mexico.

Funeral mass was held on November 27th at the Parroquia de la Sagrada Familia (The church of the Holy Family) with Father Juan Jorje officiating. Honorary pallbearers were all his Los Grucos brothers and sisters and friends.

Kelly is survived by his life partner of twenty years, Andrea Bragg. Her children Kaela (Dino) Corazza, their children Abigail and Frankie-Rose; Scott Bragg and father-in-law, Steve. Kelly is also survived by his mother Sandra (John) Braun and his beloved sister, Kyla-Dawn Nelson; aunts, uncles, cousins, one child and two grandchildren.

Kelly was welcomed home by his kid brother, Kyle Alan Nelson; maternal grandparents, Jim and Dora Turnbull; Uncle Don Turnbull; Aunt Lorna Lloyd; and cousin Clint Turnbull as well as many extended family members.

Kelly was a very kind, considerate and loving father to Kaela and Scott. A devoted and proud papa to Abigail and Frankie-Rose. Kelly wasin the prime of his life and on top of the world, holidaying with his many friends in beautiful Mexico. “My second home mom. I’m going to buy a house and retire there.” Kelly had a very strong work ethic and was employed by Cee Gee Earth Moving for over twenty five years. He was responsible for building many subdivisions and roads throughout Alberta and Saskatchewan. He was currently employed with Starks Deep Utilities out of Medicine Hat.

Kelly loved and was loved and respected by many. He has left us with beautiful memories and hearts that ache. Kelly you will forever be loved and cherished.

A memorial service for family, friends and co-workers will be held on Friday, December 15th at the Taber Legion Hall, starting at 3:00 pm. Come for a visit and share your memories of Kelly. Light refreshments will be served.

Rodger O’Brien
1918 – 2017
Rodger Thomas Roswell O’Brien, beloved husband of the late Norma O’Brien, passed away peacefully in Taber on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at the age of 99 years.
The Funeral Service will be held at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Rodger is survived by two daughters Charlotte M. “Peggy” (Dale) Loomis of Coaldale and their daughters Deena (Stuart) MacWilliam (their children Lochlan, Torin, Rhyker and Finley) and Tara-Lee (Jon) Greenwood (their children Owen and Oliver); Brenda L. (Ray) Untereiner of Taber and their children Brent (Laurie) Untereiner (their children Kaitlyn, Evan and Blake) and Shannon (Mark) Della Valle. He is also survived by his siblings Dorothy Taylor, Gordon O’Brien and Pat (Evelyn) O’Brien as well as numerous loving nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife Norma O’Brien; parents Roswell and Charlotte O’Brien; siblings and their spouses Irene (Arnold) Brearley, Ann (John) Tilston, Kay (Norman) Powell, Ruby Christine (Bill) Tilston, Della (Bill) Yuel, Earla (Howard) Smith and Lloyd (Jean) O’Brien; sister-in-law Vera O’Brien and brothers-in-law Ken Taylor and John Kerr.
Rodger was born June 6, 1918 in Brandon, Manitoba to Roswell and Charlotte O’Brien. He served with the Canadian Navy from 1939 to 1945. Following his discharge from the Navy, Rodger worked for CP Rail as a conductor. He then went on to work for the United Transportation Union as Vice President. Rodger was proud of the fact that he lived in all the Canadian provinces, except Prince Edward Island.
Rodger married his beloved wife of sixty nine years, Norma Hickson on August 5, 1941 in Saskatoon. Their love and commitment to each other, was an example to their children and grandchildren of what a marriage should be. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather whose loss will be felt for years to come.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Rodger’s name may be made directly to the Knox United Church Memorial Fund, 4929 – 50 Avenue, Taber, Alberta T1G 1H7.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


MILDRED “MILLIE” ROSE SCOUT, 34, passed away suddenly on December 6, 2017 in Calgary, AB.

She leaves behind her special friend Nicholas Iron Shirt; their children Terrace, Aiden, Haiti, Hayden “Dory” and Violet. Her parents Gary and Kym Scout, her siblings Ross (Jacey) Scout, Samantha Scout, Dexter (Shatisha) Scout; her nieces and nephews Riel, Benjamin, Layla, Brooklyn “Sweety”, RJ, Justice, Leah, Alexis and Nellie; Her Aunts and Uncles Carla (Bruce) Day Chief, Delores (Leslie) Big Swallow, Veronica (Travis) Plaited Hair, Molly (Rex) Davis, Loralee (Ross. Jr.) Black Water, Flora (Don) Scout, Sandra Scout, Tina (Conrad) Alden, & Carolyn Wells. Special Adopted Aunts & Uncles: Charlie (Rhonda), Mike (Mary), Godfrey. Sr. (the late Francis), Gloria Ann, Carrie, Marcel (Verda), Mary, Ernestine & Crystal Weasel Head. Special Adopted Grand-mother Beauty Wells. Numerous cousins and extended families on the Scout/Big Sorrel Horse & Calf Robe/Wells side.

She has been predeceased by her Paternal grand-parents: Louis & Mildred Scout – Maternal grand-parents: Hugh Sr. & Shirley Calf Robe, Aunts & Uncles – Vance, Kievan, Missy, Garth & Cory Scout – Avis, Hugh Jr., Curtiss, & Benjamin (Benny) Calf Robe – Her beloved nephew Kievan Scout & Great grandparents & extended families on the Scout/Big Sorrel Side – Calf Robe/ Wells.

A Wake Service will be held at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Wednesday, Dec. 13th from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m.. The Funeral Service will be held at the Senator Gladstone Hall on Thursday, Dec. 14th at 12:00 p.m. Interment in the Scout Family Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to: http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca


Mrs. Della Lucille Shaw, beloved wife of the late Mr. Winston Shaw, passed away early Friday morning on December 8, 2017 at the age of 97 years. Friends may meet the family from 9:30 – 10:30am at the CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST CHIRST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS -Taylor St. Chapel – 221 N 400 W Raymond, AB prior to the service on Wednesday, December 13, 2017. A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 in the Temple Hill Cemetery – Raymond, AB.

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1926 – 2017

ETHEL SUTO, beloved mother, grandmother and great- grandmother, passed away at Legacy Lodge, on Friday, December 8, 2017 at the age of 91 years.

Left to mourn is daughter Margaret Gruss, two granddaughters Angela (Wade) Bodnar and Rosie (Sean) Schneider, and five great- grandchildren James and Gerrid Bodnar, Aiden, Kiya and Kieran Schneider.

She was predeceased by parents James and Susan Suto, brother Imre Suto (Hungary), and son-in-law Adolf Gruss.

Upon Ethel’s request, no formal funeral service will be held.

In memory of Ethel, donations may be made to Canadian Diabetes Association, 1510 – 2 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 0G1.

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William Todd

1960 – 2017

Mr. William Todd of Lethbridge, beloved partner of Ms. Trina Johnson and loving father to Hayley, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at the age of 57 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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

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