October 22nd, 2020

FRIDAY, January 26, 2018


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on January 26, 2018.

Anna Toplak

1936 -2018

Mrs. Anna Toplak of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Anton Toplak, passed away peacefully at St. Therese Villa on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at the age of 81 years. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00am on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Father Lukas Drapal, celebrant.

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Beverly “Bev” Stewart

1949 – 2018

Ms. Beverly “Bev” Stewart of Coaldale, passed away on Monday, January 22, 2018 at the age of 68 years. Family and friends are invited to a Come and Go Reception beginning at 2:00pm on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

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Bhagwan Dua

1936 – 2018

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Father, Husband, Brother and Grandfather, Dr. Bhagwan Dass Dua. He passed away suddenly on January 10, 2018, while on vacation in Kona, Hawaii. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the University of Lethbridge, A735 University Hall, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1K 3M4.

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Freda Gatzky

1941 – 2018

Freda Gatzky of Lethbridge, formerly of Edmonton, passed away on Monday, January 22, 2018 at Edith Cavell Care Centre at the age of 76 years. Freda was born in the rolling hills of southern Saskatchewan, in the Whiska Creek area on a farm, on a snowy November 2, 1941 evening. Her grandmother delivered her and she grew up going to school at Neville. She enjoyed sports, especially playing ball and hockey and she usually won a ribbon or two during track and field days. She attended Neville United Church, sang in the CGIT choir and was a member of our local Canadian Girls in Training (CGIT). Freda graduated grade 12 in 1960 and started her 48 year telephone career in Regina, and it was during this time she worked for Sask Tel for four and a half years as an operator and junior supervisor. Getting tired of the large city she decided to spread her wings and venture out west. Freda went to Peace River, Alberta where she was hired immediately as a mobile and radio operator. She found this particular job very interesting as it was a part of the oilfield connection. 30 years were spent in Peace River as an operator, trainer and relief manager/supervisor and she particularly loved the north for the forest parks and nature. It was during her stay in Peace River that she began selling real estate part time and she also began curling which she enjoyed very much. When A.G.T telephones shut down in Peace River, she transferred to Grande Prairie where she worked for about 7 years when the company changed to Telus. Eventually the Grande Prairie location shut down, and it was during that time that Freda moved to Edmonton and worked as a relay operator for the deaf and hard of hearing. Then when they shut down Edmonton, she had the opportunity to move to New Westminster, but her health started to fail so that is when she decided to retire. Freda loved her weekend trips to Jasper Hot Springs, which was her favorite get away. She was also very fond of Palm Springs, and Phoenix during winter holidays. Freda moved with the help of a special nephew Ed Gatzky to Lethbridge which was a huge relief to get out of the big city. She enjoyed Lethbridge and resided there until her retirement. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. Interment to follow in the Mountain View Cemetery.

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HIRSCHE

Mr. Gordon Lane “Hoss” Hirsche of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Betty Hirsche, passed away in Brooks on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at the age of 64 years. He is the loving father of Stacey (Brett) Hildebrandt, Alanna Leavitt, Angie (Marco) Vallee, Rachelle Smith, Grant (Suzanne) Spotted Bull and his fur baby; Timbit. Gordon is also survived by his brothers Shane (Lora), Brent (Bonnie), Tim (Sharla); as well as 16 grandchildren. Friends may meet with family from 7:00pm – 8:00pm on Friday, January 26, 2018 at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13 St. N., Lethbridge, AB and prior to the service from 1:45pm – 2:20pm. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:30pm on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – COPPERWOOD CHAPEL, 9 Keystone Terrace W., Lethbridge, AB, with Bishop T. Machlachlan, officiating. A private family interment took place prior to the service.

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


JONES

MICHAEL “MIKE” ANTHONY JONES, beloved son of Ron Jones (Sonya Keeler) of Coalhurst and Shonna Scriven of Medicine Hat, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 at the age of 25 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 – Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Saturday, January 27th at 11:00 A.M.

Interment will follow at the Union Cemetery, Fort Macleod.

Following the Interment, a reception will be held at Bridge Villa Estates Office – 2300 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge, AB. at 2:00 P.M.

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Judy Robins

1945 – 2018

Ms. Judy Robins of Lethbridge, formerly of Calgary, passed away at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre on Monday, January 22, 2018 at the age of 72 years. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at ST. AUGUSTINE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, 411 – 11th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorial donations may be made in Judy’s name to the Jack Ady Cancer Centre, 1A129, 960 – 19th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 1W5 or the St Michael’s Health Centre Foundation, 1400 – 9th Avenue, South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 4V5

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Laura McIntyre

1926 – 2018

Mrs. Laura McIntyre passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness, on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at the age of 91 years. Mom met the love of her life and her greatest ally during the second World War. Kenneth loved and cared for her deeply for 68 years. She will be deeply missed by her daughters and family and will be easily remembered by all who knew her. Laura will be remembered best for her wit and sense of humor, but especially for her love of music and singing. Laura was predeceased by her loving husband Kenneth and her beloved son Kenneth Grant. Laura is survived by her daughters Janice (John) VanEden, Brenda (Bruce) Jespersen; grandchildren Carey VanEden (James Brandt), Paul VanEden, Kendra (Lee) Begg, Krystan Jespersen; great-grandchildren Willem, Alexandra, Audrey, Gwen, Daija, Arcade; sisters Helen, Josie and Clara as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. A Celebration of Laura’s Life will be held at 1:00pm on Monday, January 29, 2018 at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street S., Lethbridge, Alberta. A private family interment will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery. The LSCO was a second home to Ken and Laura and we are eternally grateful for their support over the years. Those who wish may make donations to the Lethbridge Seniors Citizen’s Organization, 500 – 11 Street S., Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 4G7.

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Walter Budarin

1951 – 2018

Mr. Walter Budarin of Lethbridge, beloved son of Emma Budarin, passed away at the age of 67 years. Funeral arrangments to be announced when completed.

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TIMOTHY ALPHONSE

WHITEMANLEFT – “Sah ko mapii”

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved TIMOTHY, surrounded by his family at the Lethbridge Regional Hospital, on January 17th, 2018.

Timothy is survived by his companion of 5 years, Kayla Chiefmoon; his baby Skyler, whom he loved and adored very much; his stepchildren Mason, Marcus and Mackenzie whom he took as his own; parents Ricky & Geraldine Whitemanleft; siblings Randy (Amy), John (Nancy), Misty (James) and Zackary Whitemanleft; numerous nieces and nephews; grandmothers Teresa Scout and Gladys McNabb; uncles Daniel (Bobbie), Curtis and Melvin Whitemanleft, Walter (Viola), Nelson (Trish) and Murray McNabb; aunties Noreen Wolf Child and Leona Tobacco; numerous great aunties, uncles and cousins on both maternal and paternal sides.

Timothy was born on September 13, 1985 at the Lethbridge Regional Hospital to Ricky and Geraldine Whitemanleft. As a youngster, Tim attended Saipoyi and Park Meadows Elementary School, Wilson Middle School and Catholic Central High School. Tim also attended a program in Stand Off “Career and Life Management 2005 – 06” achieving a certificate. He worked side by side with his Dad in doing construction work, roofing and mechanics. His main occupation was doing ammonite and creating many different types of jewellery – gem stones for a number of years in a small business he and his dad operated.

He excelled in all that he did, he enjoyed different activities such as skateboarding, roller skating, bowling and street hockey. His past time enjoyment was golfing.Timmy was a loving and caring individual, who drew the attention of his nieces and nephews who looked up to him. He was a person that loved family gatherings, enjoying the company of family and others. He’d be the first to get things on the grill, as he loved to BBQ. Tim loved to plan his children’s birthdays with a lot of love as he adored his children very much.

Tim was predeceased by his grandfathers Alphonse Whitemanleft and Walter McNabb; great grandparents Howard and Pauline Creely; uncles Ivan Tallow; cousins Kelsey Wolf Child, Maryanne Whitemanleft and Lacey Atwood.

A Wake Service will be held at the White Calf Hall, Stand Off on Friday, Jan. 26th from 7:00 p.m. all night. The Funeral Service will be at the White Calf Hall on Saturday, January 27th at 11:00 a.m.

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


Elias Wipf
1934 – 2018
Elias E. Wipf, passed away at home on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at the age of 83 years.
The Funeral Service will be held at the Ponderosa Colony, Grassy Lake on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 12:00 P.M. Burial to follow at the Ponderosa Colony Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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