October 28th, 2020

THURSDAY, December 28th 2017


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on December 28, 2017.

Diane Carol Healy

1949 – 2017

Mrs. Diane Healy of Standoff, beloved wife of Mr. Del Healy, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, December 25, 2017 at the age of 68 years. A wake service will be held from 6:00pm to 11:00pm on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at the WHITE CALF HALL, Standoff, Alberta. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at the ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, Standoff, Alberta.

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DICKAU

ERROL DICKAU, beloved husband of Elin Dickau, of Coalhurst, passed away in Lethbridge on Saturday, December 23rd, 2017, at the age of 72 years.

A service of remembrance will be held at a later date.

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Edna Turner

1926 – 2017

Mrs. Edna Turner went to be with her savior on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at the age of 91 years. Edna, beloved wife of the late Bill Turner, is survived by her daughter, Susan Rodriguez; granddaughter, Amber (Joey); great-grandson, Kiron; son, Dave (April) Turner; grandchildren, Carman, Cyle (Lauren) Trekofski; great-granddaughters, Emersyn Hoyt, Danika and Kora Trekofski. Edna was predeceased by her husband, Bill; son, Michael and daughter, Heather. Edna graduated from the Nursing Program at “The Galt” in 1949, and after graduating, she nursed in Blairmore, Claresholm, the U.S.A., finishing in Lethbridge. While raising her family, Edna decided to volunteer at the Canadian Cancer Society for over 50 years. Edna had a very caring soul and will be dearly missed. A Celebration of Edna’s Life will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, December 29, 2017 at the FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 1614 – 5 Avenue S., Lethbridge, Alberta, with Dr. Bruce Martin officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

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Lydia Carmen

1928 – 2017

Ms. Lydia Carmen of Lethbridge, beloved mother of Rose Gray and Marlene Wisniewski, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at the age of 89 years.

A Vigil Rites (Prayer Service) will be held at 7:00pm on Friday, December 29, 2017 at the HOLY TRINITY ORTHODOX CHURCH, 643 – 13 Street N., Lethbridge, Alberta.

A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street S., Lethbridge, Alberta. Interment will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery.

For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 204, 2323 – 32 Avenue NE, Calgary, Alberta, T2E 6Z3.

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Mary Miller

1945 – 2017

On Monday, December 25, 2017, Mary Stirling (Marshall) Miller of Milk River, passed away suddenly at the age of 72 years, beloved wife of Kenneth Miller. Mary was born on April 7, 1945 in London, Ontario. In 1952 Mary’s family moved to Edmonton; she graduated from U of A with a B.Ed. and in 1968 she married Ken Miller. She taught school for six years; then she and Ken purchased the current family farm near Milk River. When her children were young Mary spent her time juggling the schedules of four very active children and delivering hot meals out to the field. Despite being so busy she still managed to find time to have the house decorated for every festive occasion, have a sewing or crafting project on the go, and most of all, hosting friends and family for social gatherings. In her later years, Mary found true joy in her grandchildren. She made attending their school and sporting events a priority. She loved watching rodeos, playing cards, sewing, crafting and doing yard work with them all. Mary was especially good at embellishing all of their wardrobes with a keen eye for each child’s size, color and style. Mary was the pillar of strength for the entire family and she will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. Besides her loving husband Ken, Mary is survived by her son Kache (Jody) Miller of Milk River; three daughters; Lora (Ty) Scott of Prescott, AZ, Elise (Kelly) Walker of Milk River, Angela (Chris) Hazell of Foremost, her grandchildren Clayton, Mike and Mathew Miller, Saige and Chase Scott, Wrennah, Wreesah and Wylee Walker, Rhyan, Blake and Blair Hazell; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Mary was predeceased by her parents Duncan and Helen Marshall and her brother Duncan Marshall. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 12:00pm and 12:50pm on Friday, December 29, 2017 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 321 Main Street N. Milk River, Alberta. A Funeral Service will follow at 1:00pm with Reverend Marion Martin officiating. A private family interment will follow in the Milk River Cemetery. Mary would appreciate if everyone could please join the family at the Milk River Civic Center after the service for a luncheon reception and sharing of memories with the family. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Milk River Health Center, 517 Centre Avenue N.E. Milk River, Alberta, T0K 1M0 or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, Box 2211 Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 4K7.

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MCCUTCHEON

Mr. John Malcom McCutcheon, it is with profound sadness we say farewell to our beloved John who passed away suddenly just before his annual visit to Vancouver for the Christmas Holidays. John was born in Lethbridge on May 22, 1952 to Dr. John Sr. & Helen (nee Furnell) McCutcheon. He was a loving, kind and caring person who put family first in his life. John attended school in Lethbridge, graduated with Honors in Physics from the University of Alberta and earned his masters degree in Nuclear Physics from the University of Toronto. He was an avid reader, loved the outdoors and enjoyed hiking, camping, and skiing. John had a successful career in Calgary for many years. He found pleasure in upgrading his home and landscaping his yard. After suffering from a severe and crippling depression, John moved back to Lethbridge. Although John was not able to go back to his professional work, he volunteered at the Ability Bottle Depot in North Lethbridge. John regularly visited with his sister Judy in Athabasca, enjoyed holiday dinners with his niece Nicole in Medicine Hat and visited his sisters Linda & Jane in Vancouver. Once every summer he would travel to Bamfield on Vancouver Island where he enjoyed family gatherings and fishing. John is survived by his sisters Jane McCutcheon (Manfred), Judy Stady & Linda Hill (Dan), nieces and nephews Steven Stady (Tonya, Oliver, Glynnis), Nicole Barabe (Stephane), Tim Hill (Brittany), Katie Hill (Ian), Astrid Gradlmiller and Max Gradlmiller. A Celebration of John’s Life will be held on Tuesday May 22, 2018 at the SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH – 1011 4 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB. An announcement will be posted in the obituary column again prior to the event.

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OSTERBERG

EARL OSTERBERG, beloved husband of Sandra Osterberg, passed away in Lethbridge on Tuesday, December 26th, 2017 at the age of 77 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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Pamela Gerard

1969 – 2017

Ms. Pamela Gerard of Lethbridge, wonderful friend to Randy Taylor and Dave Waterfield, passed away peacefully at Edith Cavell Care Centre on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at the age of 48 years. Pamela is survived by her daughter Samantha. Friends are invited to pay their respects between 4:00pm and 6:00pm on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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SWAREN

ARLENE SWAREN passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at the age of 70 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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TAJIRI

Tomo (Tom) Tajiri, beloved husband of Tsuyako (Chuck) passed away peacefully at the age of 93 with 3 generations of his family by his side. Tom was born May 2, 1924 to Juro and Shizuka Tajiri in Mission, BC. In the late 1950’s Tom and Chuck moved with their family to the Vauxhall area and purchased land and began his farming operation. Tri-T farms was incorporated just a few years later in 1960. After Tom retired from farming, he moved to Vauxhall and his spare time quickly filled with his grandchildren’s hockey games, piano recitals, and dance competitions. His grandchildren were his life! When time allowed Tom loved to golf and curl. In 1993 he moved with Chuck to Lethbridge where he lived the rest of his life. Tom leaves behind the love of his life and kindergarten sweetheart Chuck Tajiri. He is survived by his sons, Brian and Craig Tajiri and his daughter Gail Ikebuchi, four grandchildren, Bradley Tajiri, Tyler Ikebuchi, Stephanie (Bryan) Reynolds and Stacey (Brandon) Petite, as well as two great grandchildren, Emmitt Reynolds and Leo Tomo Petite. He is also survived by his long time family friend Gary Kirk. Tom was predeceased by his parents, son Gene Tajiri, and his three brothers and sister. A memorial service will be held at the Buddhist Temple of Southern Alberta, 470 40 St. S Lethbridge AB on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 1:00pm, prior to the service there will be an opportunity to meet the family at 12:00pm-12:45pm. Koden and flowers are gratefully declined. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Buddhist Temple of Southern Alberta 470 40 St S Lethbridge, AB T1J 3Z5 or SACLA (Southern Alberta Community Living Association), 401 21 A St N Lethbridge, AB T1H 6L6.

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Whillans, Stewart James

Stewart James Whillans passed away suddenly December 22, 2017 at the age of 85 years. Stu was born on July 14, 1932 in Peace River, AB and grew up in Blackie, AB. In 1959 Stu married the love of his life, Lola. They raised 4 sons together and lived in Nobleford, AB for over forty years. Stu was a devoted husband and father who never missed a birthday or anniversary. Stu is survived by his loving wife, Lola; children and grandchildren; Rodney (Tracy) Tyler and Matthew, Randy (Lori) Holly, Bobbi and Jessica. Doug (Jeraldine) Justin and Michael; and 3 great grandchildren; Jadie, Jace and Rowan. Stu was also a father figure to so many others in the Nobleford community. Stu was predeceased by his son; Greg. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday December 30, 2017 at 1:00 pm at the Nobleford Community Centre 122 Kipp Street, Nobleford, AB.

To leave a condolence for the family please visit http://www.snodgrassfuneralhomes.com Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Homes High River 403-652-2222


 

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