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THURSDAY, January 4, 2017

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on January 4, 2018.

Anne Toth

1929 – 2018

Mrs. Anne Toth of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Joseph Toth, passed away peacefully at Good Samaritan Park Meadows Village on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at the age of 88 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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


EVELYN LEONA BATTLE, of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Russell Battle, passed away peacefully at Martha’s House on December 31, 2017 at the age of 76 years.

How do you recap the life of someone who was so loving, caring, giving, strong, talented and intelligent.

Mom loved people, she liked to interact and make new friends. When she moved here she soon had “Coffee Friends, Church Friends, & Curves Friends”.

Mom loved completing craft projects and could master any that she tried. From sewing to painting she could do it all. She saved us many times with her skill of finding creative solutions for projects.

She had to endure much heartbreak in her life through the losses of close family members but she was always the strong one comforting the rest of us.

Left to miss her are her mother, Eva O’Donnell, daughters and sons-in-law, Lynnette (Ed) Kalegaric and Melanie (John) Beattie, her grandchildren, Jennifer (Clinton), Stefanie (Jonathan), Anthony (Amanda), Matthew (Roxanne) & Samantha (Keith), her newest joy and first great-grandson, Owen Russell, her niece Adena (Keith) Heppler and family and nephew Martin (Roberta) O’Donnell.

Waiting for her in heaven are her husband Russell (2000), her son Gary (1996), her father Elmer (1992), her brother Earl (2003), and her sister-in-law Vicki (2009).

Evelyn collected angels and now we have lost our angel.

A Celebration of Evelyn’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta on Friday, January 5, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. with Pastor Glenda Wert officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 3105 – 16 Avenue North, Lethbridge, Alberta T1H 5E8.

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


ROSE MARIE CROW CHIEF, “Sokoitapiakii”, 73, passed away in Cardston, AB on December 26th, 2017. A Wake Service will be held at the White Calf Hall, Stand Off on Monday, Jan. 8th from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at the White Calf Hall, Stand Off on Tuesday, Jan. 9th at 12:00 p.m.

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


George Alex Kundrik passed away at the Lethbridge Regional Hospital on Monday January 1st, 2018 at the age of 86. He is survived by his sister Helen Mehalko and brothers Julius (Mary) and John, and numerous nephews and nieces. He was pre-deceased by his parents Julius and Anna Kundrik, along with his brother-in-law John Mehalko and sister-in-law Betty Kundrik.

Those who knew him loved him for his easy laughter and friendly disposition. He farmed in the Coalhurst area for many years, the same area he had gone to school during which he played sports he loved.

At George’s request, no formal funeral service will be held.

To send condolences, please visit http://www.generationsfh.ca

Matilda Loewen

1929 – 2017

Mrs. Matilda Gladys Loewen of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Arthur Peter Loewen, passed away peacefully into the presence of the Lord on Sunday, December 24, 2017 at the age of 88 years.

Matilda Gladys Plett (Tillie) was born September 20, 1929 to Jacob and Helena Plett at Steinbach, MB. She married Art Loewen on May 4, 1952 and they celebrated 60 years of marriage in 2012, before Art’s passing.

Tillie Loewen is survived by her two daughters, Carolyn Loewen (Bill Vrieling) of Salmon Arm, BC and Brenda (Richard) Harter of Lethbridge, AB; one son, Wayne (Lilia) Loewen of Penticton, BC; grandchildren, Jessica (Adam) Murphy, Desiree Loewen and Max Picton, Devon (Patricia) Harter, Shawn (Tanya) Harter, Candice Harter and Dylan Postman, Kevin Vrieling and Arianna Vrieling; two sisters, Sarah Unger of Burns Lake, BC and Trudie Friesen of Steinbach, MB; two brothers, Cornie (Bernie) Plett and Ron (Anna) Plett; sister-in-law, Gerda Plett; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families.

Besides her loving husband, Arthur Peter Loewen, Tillie was predeceased by her parents Jacob and Helene Plett; two children, Bernita Loewen and Jerry Loewen; sister, Violet Reimer; brother, Jake Plett and three brothers-in-law.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, January 5, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Pastor Ian Lawson officiating. A Private Family Interment will be held prior to the service at Archmount Cemetery.

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


Roy (Bud) Ivan Monson, beloved husband of Marilyn, of Coaldale, passed away at the Coaldale Care Centre on January 1, 2018 at the age of 81 years.

Roy is the loving father of Corine of Creston BC, Dawn of Coaldale, Travis (Michelle) of Medicine Hat and Brad of Coaldale. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren as well as sisters, Dolly, Joyce, Mildred and Norma.

He was predeceased by his parents, Oscar and Alma Monson, one brother and four sisters.

Memorial donations may be made to the Coaldale Health Care Centre, 2100 11th Street, Coaldale, AB T1M 1L2.


FERROL JEAN NICOL, beloved wife of Brian Nicol, of Coaldale, passed away surrounded by the comfort of her family at the St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit on Monday, January 1, 2018 at the age of 58 years.

Besides her husband, she is survived by her children Stefanie (Nick Kuhl) Nicol of Taber and Brent (Brinn Lemke) Nicol of Coaldale. She is also survived by her father William Robert Sinclair, her brother Tracy (Heather) Sinclair and her sister Jolayne (Sid) Manning, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her son Kyle Johnathan Nicol and her mother Beatrice Joan Sinclair.

Ferrol was born in Lethbridge on August 30, 1959. She graduated from LCI High School and worked for a summer at the COOP hatchery. In the fall of 1977, Ferrol enrolled in Henderson College and earned her secretarial diploma. From there, she went to work for RK Trucking for seven years where she took care of the books and provided dispatch services. In the summer 1977, Ferrol met a farmer and bull rider and she thought he was a special something else. She would follow him to the rodeos and bring supper out to the field for him with her little Datsun car. Ferrol took to the farm life easily and especially to all of the animals. In 1978, Ferrol and Brian got engaged and on January 22, 1983 they were married. Their wedding song was titled “Finally” – if you did the math on the years between. The couple resided on the farm in Kipp. On June 25, 1984, their son Kyle was born, but passed away two days later due to health issues. This was very hard on them, but they stayed strong together. On October 11, 1985, the couple’s daughter Stefanie was born and it was the happiest day of their lives. Later on, their son Brent came along and their family was complete.

The family transitioned in the Purebred Shorthorn business in 1998 and Ferrol could always be found at every show, working hard in the background. All the breeders knew her and respected her. She took up a big role as 4-H mother and assistant leader. She took great joy in helping all the members and she was often referred to as their “4-H Mom.”

Ferrol made friends everywhere she went; taking her kids to curling, soccer practice, tournaments and cattle shows. She was often more concerned with how friends and family were doing, rather than herself.

Brian was often asked how he got a wife that worked so hard on the farm. Brian would say, “It’s easy, all you have to do is give them a job they love.”

Ferrol was an amazing wife, mother and friend. She will be loved forever. The family would like to thank the staff at St. Michael’s Palliative Care and the many other medical professionals they encountered for their kindness and care.

A Celebration of Ferrol’s Life will be held at MCKILLOP UNITED CHURCH, 2329 – 15 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Glenda Wert officiating.

In lieu of flowers and in memory of Ferrol, please bring a non-perishable food item to the service.

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

Tenna McCormick
1957 – 2018
A beloved wife, mother, step-mother, grandmother and sister, Tenna Marie McCormick, passed away unexpectedly in Bow Island on Monday, January 1, 2018 at the age of 60 years.
A private burial service will be held at the Vauxhall Cemetery on Friday, January 5, 2018.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at the Vauxhall Legion, 217 – 5 Street North, Vauxhall on Friday, January 5, 2018 between 12:00 P.M. and 2:00 P.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Tenna will be lovingly remembered by her husband Gordon McCormick; daughters Jolynne (Aaron) Block of Medicine Hat and their children Sorscha and Xander; Jaycee Cichy of Bow Island and her children Kayleb and Liberty; step-son Jeremy McCormick of Bow Island. She is also survived by her siblings Roy (Gerri) Unser, Bob Unser, Sharron (Butch) Porter, Helen (Gord) Moore, Jean (Greg) Miller and Carla (Jaap) de Jager as well as many nieces, nephews, friends and all the fur babies.
Tenna was born in Taber on October, 14, 1957 to Flory and Veleta Unser. She grew up in Vauxhall where she raised her two good humoured daughters. Tenna lived in Lethbridge for a short period before settling down in Bow Island, with Gord McCormick. She was a warm hearted grandmother who loved visiting with family and friends. Tenna always had an animal or four by her side. She had a variety of hobbies, from cross-stitch and crafting to reading, doing jigsaw puzzles or playing games and music. You would rarely catch Tenna without her Pepsi and puppies.
“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel” Maya Angelou.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Tenna’s name may be made directly to the Humane Society of choice.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


DR. RALPH FROMM OLER passed away suddenly Monday January 1, 2018, in his 78th year. Survived by loving wife of 54 years Kathy. Children and grandchildren – Robert (Jackie) Oler of Lethbridge, {Eryka (Derrick) Alaric, Esther (Mark) Remington, Steven (Dakota) Oler, Daniel (Amanda) Oler}, – Karen (Dr. Todd) Olsen of Lethbridge, {Tehani (Skylar) Matthews, Jayce Olsen, Mackenzie Olsen, Justin Olsen}, – Kandi (Richard) Russell of Magrath, {Brittany (Brandon) Knapp, Kennedy (Matt) Orr, Shelby (Taylor) Oberg, Maycee Russell, Porter Russell} – and Kristen (Dr. Darin) Brimhall of Henderson, NV, {Alexis (Torey) Ellis, Jon Brimhall, Ben Brimhall, Michael Brimhall, and Jacob Brimhall.} As well as 18 darling perfect Great Grandchildren that he was so proud of and loved so much: Henry, Poppy, Eli, Maddox Alaric; Finn, Summer, Beau Remington; Simon Oler; Elliot Oler; Payton, Kaisley Matthews; Torger, Preston, Cutler, Austyn Knapp; Cooper “Ralph”, Crosby Orr; Olivia Ellis with two more arriving in 2018. Also surviving are his Sister Carol (Peter) Porkolab, Sister-in law Loretta Oler.

Predeceased by his parents, brother David Oler, Brother-in-law Larry Mulholland and Sister-in-law Elaine Mulholland.

Ralph was born 28 April, 1940 in Raymond, Alberta son of Delbert and Dora Oler. He loved Basketball and was a true “Comet”. After High School he served a mission for his church in California. Upon his return he married Kathy Mulholland of Claresholm in the Cardston Alberta Temple April 17, 1963. They spent the next four years in Toronto where he received his Doctor of Optometry degree, and returned to practice Optometry in Lethbridge for 43 years, with offices in Lethbridge and Blairmore. Ralph had many interests through the years – camping, fishing, woodworking, boating, snowmobiling, motorcycling, hunting, but his total favorite was Smallbore and High Power rifle shooting. He won many Provincial and National Championships throughout Canada and the US. Ralph was proud to shoot a National NRA record in Pennsylvania. He served as President of the Alberta Metallic Silhouette Association for many years, Member of the NRA and Silhouette Rifle Association of Canada. Ralph was always ready to help with anything and anyone at the shooting range, and happy to share his knowledge and experiences of shooting with family and friends.

In his 78 years Ralph served in many church callings – Teacher, Bishop, High Councilor, Stake Clerk, Ward Clerk, Temple ordinance worker, and many others – always ready to serve and share his knowledge of the gospel. He had a wonderful sense of humor, quick wit, and a pleasant personality. He was a friend to all and a judge of no one. Honesty and integrity were only a few of his wonderful qualities. Eleven years ago in December he survived a major heart attack, and was a two year colon cancer survivor. These last two years have been a tremendous struggle for him. He has fought a good fight and will now have the peace and health he so desired. Our family has been so blessed to have him in our lives, and hope to live to make him proud of the eternal legacy he leaves.

Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday January 6th, 2018, at the CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS Lethbridge Stake Centre – 28th St and Scenic Drive South, with Bishop Joshua Sherwood officiating.

Friends and family are welcome to meet with the family Friday January 5th 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Salmon & Sons Funeral Home – 433 Stubb Ross Road South (Airport entrance), or at the church, prior to the Service Saturday January 6th 12:45 PM to 1:45 PM. There will be a private family interment prior to the Service at the Temple Hill Cemetery, Raymond.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca


JANICE DOROTHY PARKHILL went to be with her Saviour on Sunday, December 31, 2017. She passed away in Lethbridge, Alberta at the age of 81 years.

She is survived by her children: Chris (Amy) Parkhill of Calgary, Wendy Parkhill, Lea Vadnais (Brent Brooks), all of Lethbridge; and four grandchildren: Justin, Jennie, Matthieu and Anique. Also left to mourn her passing are her sisters: Pearl Farrell of Australia and Carole Ferguson of Sylvan Lake. She was predeceased by her parents Boss and Burga Zoeteman.

Born in Fort Macleod in 1936, Janice moved to Pincher Creek in 1938 where she grew up on a farm until her family moved to town. She completed her public education and continued on to Mount Royal College to complete her secretarial diploma.

Janice married and raised her family in High River. This is where she began her career caring for seniors as matron of The Medicine Tree Manor. She later moved to Lethbridge where she continued her career in caring for people through We Care home care agency.

Janice loved to spend time with her grandchildren, teaching them to bake cinnamon buns or having a fierce game of tile rummy. She had many outlets for her creativity. She was an avid gardener and the result was a stunning collection of both common and unique plants that were enviable. She also spent a period of time designing and sewing bears and dolls that became beloved gifts for family and friends. She loved to travel and spent time in Australia visiting her sister and travelling with her family.

Janice had a generous heart and spent years as a sponsor of World Vision children, writing and encouraging them through to adulthood. She faithfully supported many other charities throughout the years.

A Celebration of her Life will be held at the LETHBRIDGE CHRISTIAN TABERNACLE, 1805 – 9 Avenue North, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Frank Allen officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations make be made to a charity of your choice in Mom’s honour.

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


MARGARETTE SERA, beloved wife of the late Frank Sera, of Lethbridge, passed away after a lengthy illness at the Chinook Regional Hospital on November 27, 2017 at the age of 87 years.

A Celebration of Margarette’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, January 5, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Hugh Jack officiating.

A Private Interment was held prior to the Celebration of Life.

In memory of Margarette, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society, #40, 1202 – 2 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0E3.

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Dr. Sydney “Syd” Slen

1920 – 2017

On New Years Eve a bell sounded, an Angel got his wings. It was a wonderful life!

Dr. Sydney “Syd” Slen of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully with his family at his side.

A Memorial service will be held at 2:00pm on Monday, January 8, 2018 at FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 1614 – 5 Ave S, Lethbridge, Alberta.

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


TATUM NEIL WOLF CHILD passed away in Calgary on December 24th, 2017 at the age of 41 years.

A Wake Service will be at the Moses Lake Gym, Blood Reserve on Friday, January 5th from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve on Saturday, January 6th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the Blood Band Cemetery.

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

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