January 18th, 2021

WEDNESDAY, December 20, 2017

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on December 20, 2017.


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, GEORGE MATHEW GROSS, who passed with family at his side, on Monday, December 18, 2017 at the age of 84 years.

Affectionately known as Poppa, George is survived by his loving wife Jean; his daughter Terri, twin sons Tim (Kelley) and Tom (Sue) and daughter Patty (George); his grandchildren Scott (Carlie), Tysun, Jarid (Brittany), Challis, Eastyn, Ainsley (David), and Haley (Keegan); and great-grandchildren Brody, Kaycee, Avery, Ada and Oliver.

He is predeceased by his parents Elizabeth and Joseph; brothers Philip and Lawrence and sister Barbara (Shockey).

George was born February 8, 1933 and grew up in Grassy Lake, Alberta. He was an avid sportsman, who loved golfing, baseball and hockey. George met and married Jean Summerbell in Taber in 1956 and then moved to Lethbridge in 1961, where they raised their four children. He worked for the Provincial Government for 25 years and following his retirement, he worked at the Lethbridge Country Club, where he was highly valued and well liked. George’s true passion though was the time he spent with his grandchildren. He would spend hours playing baseball or teaching golf to the kids that he affectionately referred to as “dip sticks”.

George was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and was on the Board of Directors at the Lethbridge Miner’s Library.

Please join the family for a Celebration of George’s Life in the LETHBRIDGE LODGE GRAND BALLROOM, 320 Scenic Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Thursday, December 21, 2017 from 11:30 A.M. to 2:30 P.M.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in George’s name to a charity of one’s choice.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com

Linda Lindsay

1962 -2017

Ms. Linda Ellen Lindsay of Lethbridge passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at the age of 55 years. Linda was born in Eastend Saskatchewan. Linda is survived by her daughter, Danielle Lindsay of Vancouver; son, Brandon Lindsay of Coaldale, granddaughter, Bailey Mae Lindsay; brothers Jerry Carter and Donny Carter; sister June McGlenn, as well as numerous nieces, newphews and their families. Linda was predeceased by her parents, Edith and Frances Carter. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects betweem 11:00am -1:00pm on Friday, December 22, 2017 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. A Memorial Reception will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, December 22, 2017 at the Eagles Hall, 631- 13 Street North, Lethbridge, Alberta. An inurnment will take place in Archmount Cemetery at a later date.

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

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.

Mabel Row

1920 – 2017

Mrs. Mabel Row of Barons, beloved wife of the late Mr. Victor Row, passed away at the Claresholm General Hospital on Monday, December 18, 2017 at the age of 97 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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Margaret Witzke

1932 – 2017

Mrs. Margaret Witzke of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Wilhelm Witzke, passed away peacefully after a brief illness on Monday, December 18th at the age of 85 years. Margaret was born on September 21st, 1932, in Duren Germany, to Gertrud and Franz Krawinkel. She was the third of six children: Paul (deceased), Christel (deceased), Betty, Hildegard, and Franz (deceased). At 22, she followed her heart, and with her family’s blessing, moved to Canada to marry Wilhelm Witzke on April 24th, 1953. They enjoyed 64 wonderful years together. Although initially overwhelmed by the transition from Germany to Canada, Margaret was courageous; she learned a new language and formed many new friendships in Lethbridge. Margaret’s greatest joy was her family. She was an amazing baker and cook. She took great pride in hosting many family gatherings, especially welcoming her children and grandchildren home at Christmas. Margaret is survived by her husband Wilhelm, her son Dieter (Margita) Witzke, daughters, Ev (Roy) Husch, and Karin (Bradford) Brown. She will be dearly missed by her grandchildren, Andrew and Aaron Witzke, Brett and Karlee Husch, and Christopher and Sydney Sikking. A celebration of Margaret’s life will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, December 21st at IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 20 Rocky Mountain Boulevard West, with Pastor Rob Mohns and Pastor Richard Brown officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made in Margaret’s name to the Immanuel Lutheran Church Memorial Fund.

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

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