January 16th, 2021

FRIDAY, December 15, 2017

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on December 15, 2017.

Lottie Austin

1956 – 2017

Ms. Lottie Austin of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Dr. George Evelyn and Mother of Katherine and Jeremy Austin-Evelyn, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, December 11, 2017 at the age of 60 years. A celebration of her incredible life will be held at 2:00pm on Wednesday, December 20, 2017, at the SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH, 1011 – 4 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Reverend James Grunden officiating. 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.

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

Corinne Raiche

1964 – 2017

Ms. Corinne Raiche of Cardston passed away at home surrounded by her family, on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at the age of 53 years. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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

Madeleine Jobidon Cormier

1917 – 2017

Artist, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, photographer, gourmet chef and avid landscaper – true practitioner of Carpe diem.

Madeleine, the eldest daughter of Gustave and Eva Vandry Jobidon, passed on December 10, 2017 in St. Michael’s Palliative Care, after a long and full life in Lethbridge. She was married to Dr. Louis-Phillippe Cormier (Modern Languages, University of Lethbridge) who sadly passed in 2001. Madeleine is survived by one brother Louis Jobidon (Quebec city) and one sister, Josette Caya (Longueuil, MTL) as well as, her daughters Louise M. Cormier (David ‘Obrien, grandsons Aidan Cormier O’Brien and Olivier Cormier O’Brien and wife Jenn Liddell, Lethbridge) and Sylvie M. Cormier (Paul J.K. Smith, grandsons Winston Cormier-Smith, wife Kristy Closs, daughters Alexis Cormier-Smith and Isla Cormier-Smith of Airdrie, grandson Owen Cormier- Smith). Madeleine spent her early years in the small town of Chateau Richer, nestled between the coastal mountains and the St. Laurence River not far from Quebec City. She fondly remembered the fields, forests and rivulets that surrounded her, and they remained a source of inspiration for her throughout life. She was educated in Quebec City at the Couvent des SS. De St. Joseph de St. Vallier and the newly opened École des Beaux Arts in Quebec City (1937). After finishing, she continued working in the arts as a graphic designer and painter until her marriage in 1946 to Louis-Phillippe. She was a life-long learner in the visual arts and especially enjoyed her summers in Paris while Louis taught summer school to students from Michigan State University. In 1968, Madeleine made the move to Lethbridge where they built their dream home. In the west, Madeleine continued practicing her photography but was now smitten with the wide open spaces and the formidable plays of light which led to greater abstraction. She was also a lifelong member of ACFA (French Association) and the SAAG and firmly believed it was important to support cultural organisations as they support the non-mundane treasures of life. Good fortune smiled on Madeleine as she lived on her own until the age of 98 – the way she liked it. However, she needed help in managing daily living, so she went to live with her daughter Louise. During these later years she was especially thankful for help from Marilou. We would like to offer our profound thanks to St. Michael’s, to Home Care (especially Carol Hudson, Marilou, Bambi and the many who helped), the ER and finally, St. Michael’s Palliative Care (especially Dr. Smuts and the many nurses and assistants who showed genuine care). Thank you. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, December 15, 2017, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta with Reverend Eva Stanley, officiating. Interment to follow in the Mountain View Cemetery.


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

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.

To send a condolence, please visit




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.

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.

To send a condolence, please visit



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.

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.

To send a condolence, please visit


Rose Marie Johnson

1922 – 2017

Rose Marie Johnson beloved wife of the late Gordon Johnson, passed away peacefully at Vista Village in Pincher Creek on December 11, 2017. Rose will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Susan Calvez, sons Keith (Donna), Ed (Maria) and Cody (Muriel); grandchildren Michelle (Bob), Chris (Jan), Ashley (Paul), Brad, Sadie (Collin), Shawn (Dani), Tiffany (JY), Claire and Paul; great grandchildren Tyler, Carter, Alexandra, Janna, Nash, Paige and Kennedy. Rose will also be missed by her sisters Mary Sorgard, Mickey (Don) Cameron and Ethel Korol as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other family members. Besides her loving husband of 61 years, Rose was predeceased by her son Tim Johnson, grandson Darcy Johnson, son-in-law Andre Calvez and daughter-in-law Leona Johnson.

Rose’s life adventures included her early years in Hungary, working hard on family farms in southern Alberta and serving in the RCAF for three years. She was proud to serve her country and treasured the friendships and experiences of service life. Her adventures continued when she married Gordon and began life in the Johnson Brothers’ sawmill camps throughout the Porcupine Hills. Wherever she and Gordon lived, they created a home that was an oasis for their growing family, a place to come during celebrations and times of trouble and everyday family gatherings. Grandchildren and great grandchildren knew that visits to Grandma’s house meant cooking and sewing lessons, decorating Easter eggs, planting and raiding the garden, picking berries and happy times around the fire at the cabin.

Grandma loved the land and treasured family above all. Her greatest gift to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren is that she taught us to value these too. This legacy will continue to live on in the lives she has touched.

A celebration of Rose’s life will take place at a later date. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be directed to The Good Samaritan Society, Box 1510, Pincher Creek AB T0K 1W0. We wish to thank the staff at Vista Village for the wonderful care given to Rose; your support will always be remembered. Condolences can be sent to condolences@edensfuneralhome.com

Rigmor Irene Merally

1946 – 2017

Mrs. Rigmor Merally of Coaldale, beloved wife of Mr. Eqbal Merally, passed away at the Coaldale Health Care Centre on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at the age of 71. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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

Brian Pavka
1979 – 2017
Brian Miles Pavka, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at the age of 38 years.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, 5009 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Brian is survived by his wife Stacey Pavka; sons Colter and Carson Pavka; parents Miles and Janice Pavka; sister Vicki (Doug) Arndt (their daughters Mackenzie and Camryn); brother Mark (Brenda) Pavka (their daughter Mykaela). He is also survived by his father and mother-in-law Tim and Linda Colter; sisters-in-law Shawna (Brad) Calder (their children Bailey, Sydney, Kennedy and Presleigh), Amanda (Tim) Lill (their children Abbigale, Benjamin, Samantha and Trinity as well as many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends who surrounded Brian with love.
Brian was known for his amazing talent as a guitarist, his love for his wife, two boys, family and friends. He was dedicated to his work and hobbies, whether it be tinkering with vehicles or spending endless hours pouring his heart and soul into projects he was passionate about. This included chasing storms, giving everyone a good scare, his music or counselling his family and friends. He will be forever loved beyond measure, greatly missed and never forgotten.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

Roland Clarence Peddle

1931 – 2017

Roland Clarence Peddle from St. John’s Newfoundland passed away peacefully at his residence in Lethbridge Alberta on December 7th., 2017, with family by his side. Left to remember and cherish his 86 years of life are his beloved wife of 58 years, Barbara, daughter Janice, son Derek; Janice’s husband Andrew Kurmey and children Aaron (Sara) and Lauren; Derek’s wife Pauline and children Mahaliah and Makizak; sister-in-law Bernice Verbree, and a large circle of relatives and friends. Roland was predeceased by his parents Muriel and Roland Chesley Peddle, and sister-in-law Lilla Barron.

A devoted family man, Roland taught high school Chemistry, Earth Science, and Biology for 27 years in St. John’s, and earned Bachelors (1959, 1973) and Masters (1980) degrees, all from Memorial University of Newfoundland. He was also active in Amateur Radio for over 65 years (VO1BD, VE6RL) and was inducted into the Canadian Amateur Radio Hall of Fame in 2017.

Special thanks to all the dedicated and caring staff at Good Samaritans West Highlands Centre, St. Therese Villa, Chinook Regional Hospital, including EMS, and especially Dr. Morley Wong and the Lethbridge Dialysis Unit. Roland’s next chapter of education and science has begun. At his and the family’s request, Roland’s body has been donated to the University of Calgary School of Medicine for educational purposes, after which his remains will be cremated and returned to the family.

A Memorial Church Service will be held at St. Augustine’s Anglican Church, 411-11 St. S., Lethbridge AB on December 21st., 2017 at 2:30p.m., with reception to follow at the Church Hall. The Church Service will be led by the Reverend Canon James Robinson, whose wonderful friendship and compassion over the years are greatly appreciated. A full obituary and Memorial Guest Book are available at http://www.myalternatives.ca /calgary/obituaries. No flowers by request. Donations may be made in Roland’s memory to Diabetes Canada (formerly Canadian Diabetes Association) at: http://www.diabetes.ca/donate; phone 1-800-BANTING (226-8464); or mail: Diabetes Canada, 1400-522 University Ave., Toronto, ON., M5G 2R5.

William “Bill” 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.

William Stephen Todd was born in Lethbridge on May 19, 1960 and was a loving partner to Trina Johnson and beloved father of Hayley Todd. He was a wonderful son to Gerald (Norma), Anne Todd, and relative to many extended family members. Bill attended Galbraith, Wilson Middle School and later graduated from Winston Churchill High School.

Bill worked at Applied Industrial Technologies for 40 years. He was an avid bowler, golfer and all-around sports guy. Bill had achieved the ultimate goal in bowling, a perfect game! He is also a Canadian Champion. However; Bill’s proudest moment was when he became a father.

He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. May you rest in peace Skippy!

A Celebration of Bill’s Life will be held at 1:00pm on Monday, December 18, 2017 at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street S., Lethbridge, Alberta. Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

Memorial donations in Bill’s name may be made to the Jack Ady Cancer Centre, Alberta Cancer Foundation, 1A129, 960 – 19 Street S., Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 1W5.

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

Share this story:


Comments are closed.