January 15th, 2021

THURSDAY, December 21, 2017

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on December 21, 2017.


CAMERON LEE BLOOD, beloved husband of Jamie Heavy Runner, passed away in Lethbridge on Dec. 14, 2017 at the age of 44 years.

A Wake Service will be at the Moses Lake Gym, Blood Reserve on Thursday, Dec. 21st from 7:00 p.m. all night. The Funeral Service will be at the Moses Lake Gym on Friday Dec. 22nd at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the Blood Band Cemetery.

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

Edward “Toad” Walsh

1933 – 2017

Mr. Edward “Toad” Walsh of Foremost, beloved husband of Mrs. Susan Walsh, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, December 18, 2017 at the age of 84 years. Besides his loving wife Susan, Toad is survived by his daughter, Shelly (Darrell) Kurtz; son, Chad (Nova) Walsh; and four grandchildren, Megan Kurtz, Kelsey, Jarod and Sean Walsh. A Private Service will be held on Saturday, December 23, 2017. Friends are invited to a Come and Go Reception at 2:30pm at the Foremost Community Hall.

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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.

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.

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1953 ~ LINDA PETERSON ~ 2017

Linda Annette Peterson (nee Jones), beloved wife of Douglas Howard Peterson of Medicine Hat, left for Home, peacefully on Sunday, December 17th, 2017 at the Carmel Hospice at St. Joseph’s Home at the age of 64 years. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS, Relief Society Room, 1865 Division Avenue N, on Saturday from 10:00 until 10:55 a.m. The Funeral Service will be held at THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS, on Saturday, December 23rd, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Bishop Ralph Daniels officiating. A Private Interment will take place at Stirling Memorial Cemetery, Stirling, Alberta.

Linda moved with her parents, Richard and Edna (Johansen) Jones from Lethbridge, where she was born, to Taber in 1956. She attended grades 1 – 6 at L.T. Westlake Elementary School, grades 7 – 12 at D.A. Ferguson and W.R. Myers schools, and attended the University of Lethbridge for 4 years where she studied Visual Arts and English while living in Taber.

She married Douglas Howard Peterson in 1977 and they raised their daughters in the Purple Springs and Grassy Lake areas. She was active in her church as a teacher with her 4 years teaching Seminary, her favourite. She was also a leader in Scouting and 4-H programs.

Linda and Doug quit their small trucking company to work on some of the bigger ranches and community pastures in Alberta where Linda loved the prairie, the cattle they cared for, the dogs and horses that helped them, and the hard work. For 15 years she accompanied Doug on horseback and helped move, rope, and treat sick cattle.

They moved into Suffield and then Medicine Hat where Linda never quite adjusted to city life because of her preference to be among nature, out in the prairie.

In spite of, or because of, her cancer she had the trip of a lifetime when she flew to Riga, Latvia for treatment and then spent 3 months in the UK with her father’s family.

Left to be reunited at a later time, she is survived by her husband, Douglas Howard Peterson of Medicine Hat; daughters, Jennifer (Austin) Tondevold of Pilot Butte, Saskatchewan, Sarah (Travis) Bramble of Smiths Falls, Ontario, Lori Jo (Gary) Schmidt of Suffield Sherena (Kevin) Short of Union Bay, British Columbia; and grandchildren, Rebekah, Emily, Tyler, Ethan, Dylan and Sam Tondevold, Joseph and Mason Schmidt, and Thane Nyen.

Memorial gifts in Linda’s memory may be made to the S.P.C.A., 55 Southwest Drive SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 8E8. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences saamis.com

subject heading Linda Peterson.

Funeral arrangements are

entrusted to


“The Chapel in the Park”,

Medicine Hat, Alberta. Should you wish any additional information, please telephone 1-800-317-2647.

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. Mabel was born on July 31, 1920, the youngest surviving child of Enevald and Gerhardine Herresvele. She was born and raised on the family farm in the Bowville area near Barons. Schooling was done in a one room school house. After finishing grade 11, Mabel worked for several families as a hired girl. She married Victor Row in 1942 and lived in Calgary and Montreal. After WWII was over, Victor and Mabel returned to farming, building a farmstead on the property that Mabel lived on until her death. Their first son, Gerald, was born in Calgary and grew with the addition of Vivian, Allan and Beverly after they returned to the Barons area. Over the years, Mabel kept very busy with her parenting, gardening, preserving food, cooking, raising chickens and generally being a very active and supportive partner on the farm. Mabel enjoyed sewing, knitting, weaving, reading and watching the occasional soap opera. After Victor died in 1980, Mabel learned how to paint and continued to enjoy that hobby for the rest of her life. She was known for her cinnamon buns and always had the cookie jars full for the visits from her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mabel compiled an extensive family history that is a legacy that will keep the family history available for her decedents. She was an independent woman and enjoyed good health until the end of her life. Mabel is survived by her four children, Gerald Row of Barons and Elkford, Vivian (Bob) Christopher of Yorkton, SK., Allan (Deborah) Row of Barons, and Beverly (Tom) Randall of Calgary; grandchildren, Michael (Janet) Row, Dennis (Michelle) Row, Kevin (JoAnn) Christopher, Sean (Catherine) Christopher, Gary (Glen-Mary) Christopher, Victor Row, Trevor Randall, Benjamin Randall, and Tad Randall; brother, Gus Herresvele; great-grandchildren, Grant, Kyle, Austin, Jordan, Evan R., Ashley, Ian, Liam, Lachlan, Rachel, Laura, Mark, Evan C., Phillipa, Ewan, Katrina; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Besides her loving husband, Mabel was predeceased by her parents Enevald and Gerhardine Herresvele; sisters, Emma Johnson, Bertina Johnson, Sigri Swaren, Ella Barber; brother, Erling Herresvele; and grandson, Steven Row. Family and Friends are welcome to pay their respects between 7:00pm-8:00pm on Friday, December 22, 2017 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. A Graveside Service will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, December 23, 2017 at the Mountain View Cemetery. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, December 23, 2017 at PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH, 4619 – 56 Ave., Claresholm, Alberta, with Pastor Donna Alm officiating.

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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 Dueren Germany, to Gertrud and Franz Krawinkel. She was the third of six children: Paul (deceased), Christel (deceased), Betti, 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.

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