October 24th, 2020

SATURDAY, January 27, 2018


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on January 27, 2018.

BEEBE

WILLIAM WILBERT BEEBE

(Naa tooh-kii-too-pii)

1949 – 2018

It is with sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved father, grandpa, and brother, Wilbert (Wimpy) Beebe, surrounded by family at St. Michael’s Long Term Care on Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018 at the age of 68 years.

The Family Service will be at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston, AB on Monday, January 29th, 2018 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. followed by a Wake Service at Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve on Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at St. Catherine’s Cemetery in Standoff, AB with a feast following at Senator Gladstone Hall. Special recognitions and deep appreciation to the ALS Society of Calgary and Lethbridge, St. Michael’s Long Term Care House F, Fort Macleod Extendicare, Kainai Health Care & Medical Transportation, and Pastorals Care from Lethbridge and Holy Cross Parish in Fort Macleod. Donations to the ALS Society of Canada are welcome.

Condolences may be sent to:

http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca


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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DUNMIRE

CHARLES LAWRENCE DUNMIRE, beloved husband for 36 years of Mary Dunmire and devoted dad of Billy and April Dunmire, passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at the age of 59 years.

Cherishing his memories are his brother Don Paterson, Uncle Gerald Dunmire and his family, and Mary’s family and friends.

He leaves his best friends John Hawkes, and “Flipper” Hofer to carry on fishing and sharing stories.

Once in Heaven, a joyous reunion was attended by all those who Charlie loved and arrived before him.

At Charlies request, no formal service will be held.

If so desired, memorial donations may be made to Stars Air Ambulance, 1441 Aviation Park NE, Box 570 Calgary, Alberta T2E 8M7.

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


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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GIBSON

Douglas Shannon Gibson of Lethbridge, Alberta passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge on January 15, 2018 at the age of 84, following a brief illness. Doug was born in Dinsmore, Saskatchewan on January 8, 1934. He was predeceased by his parents, Walter (Bentley) and Gertrude Gibson, and his sister, Joyce Gibson.

Doug was raised in Saskatchewan and attended school in Lloydminster, where he excelled in football, hockey, and baseball. In 1956 he moved to the Yukon and maintained microwave communication systems for CN Telecommunications. Doug loved the Yukon, and was proud of the boat he built that allowed him to sport fish on Teslin Lake. He also enjoyed fishing for Arctic Grayling in the area’s numerous rivers and streams.

After moving back to Lloydminster in 1963, Doug started a job with AGT (Telus) as a Communications Technician, working his way up to Central Office Manager, and remained in that capacity until his retirement in 1993. He developed a passion and proficiency for golf, won several championships, and enjoyed the game well into his late seventies. Travel was important in Doug’s life after retirement, and he spent time in Arizona, Mexico, and Europe. A vacation to his ancestral home of Ireland had special meaning to him.

Doug was a talented musician, and he learned to play several instruments by ear. He was an accomplished harmonica player, and played drums, harmonica, guitar, and sang lead and backup vocals in a country band in Lloydminster. After retirement, Doug was a member of several musical groups and vocal ensembles. He also developed a love for karaoke, and entertained many friends at the Senior’s Centre in Lethbridge.

Doug is survived by two sons, Kevin Gibson of Edmonton and Don Gibson of Calgary, a daughter Cheryl Preston of Regina, grandsons Rick and Ryan Preston of Edmonton and Josh Gibson of Calgary, granddaughters Trish Robins of Langley, Erin Gibson of Calgary, great-grandsons Hunter Preston and Porter and Carson Robins, and loving companion Shirley Sewell of Lethbridge.

Doug’s quick wit, engaging personality, passion for life, and love for his family and friends will be greatly missed by those that knew him. A celebration of Doug’s life will be held in Calgary at a later date. Condolences can be sent to http://www.evergreenfh.ca


HUNT

BEVERLY ALICE HUNT, 45, beloved daughter of Regina Hunt and the late Michael Crow Spreads His Wings, passed away on January 19th, 2018 in Cardston, AB. She leaves to mourn her daughters; Seleena, Annie, Alyssa, and Gina. She was predeceased by her twins; Michael and Clifford.

The Wake Service will be held at White Calf Hall, Standoff, AB on Sunday, January 28th from 7:00 to 11:00 pm continuing all night at Regina’s residence. The Funeral Service will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve on Monday, January 29th at 11:00 am.

Condolences may be sent to:

http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca


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

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


Monique-Marie Suzanne

Lavoie

1959 – 2018

Suzanne Lavoie passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on January 23, 2018 at the age of 58 in Lethbridge, Alberta. Suzanne was born and raised in Mont-Joli, Quebec where she attended art school and Concordia University. Recently she had been a Fine Arts student at the University of Lethbridge and a member of the Facilities staff as well. Suzanne is survived by her brothers, Jacques, Philip and Claude and was predeceased by her parents Joseph Guy Lavoie and Marie Monique Toupin Lavoie. A Memorial service will be held at 10:00am on Tuesday January 30, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street S., Lethbridge, Alberta. Memorial donations in Suzanne’s name may be made to the University of Lethbridge Student Union Food Bank, 4401 University Drive W., Lethbridge, Alberta, T1K 3M4.

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Maurice “Moe” Martin

1933 – 2018

Mr. Maurice “Moe” Martin of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Betty Martin, passed away on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at the age of 84 years. Born to fly but learned to run at the Warner Highschool, Moe excelled due to the fact his dad was the principal (there was some retaliation from classmates haha). Moe moved on to Edmonton to get his (Bac) which he said stood for “Bounced At Christmas Degree.” At this point, being in the air was the place for Dad, so he joined the RCAF for a 5 year stint. Moe met his future wife Betty in a bowling alley and eventually they had the Martin Brothers (Mitch/Murray). Out of the military, Pa took up being a spray pilot, convincing Betty that spraying was much safer than being a stunt pilot (air shows). As we know, Moe became one of Time Airs number one airplane pilots and Moe’s knowledge was shared with all above and beyond. Mom and Dad retired to Desert Hot Springs where they enjoyed 12 years… they were very accommodating to all who visited for a stint in the 3 day hide a bed… A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00am, Monday, January 29, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. Final Debriefing to follow at the 702 Wing Lethbridge Airport. Open to all, Captain’s Treat!

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ODEGARD

ELAINE PHYLLIS ODEGARD, of Picture Butte, beloved wife of the late Arnold Odegard, passed away suddenly at home on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at the age of 74 years.

Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects at a Visitation at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Sunday, February 4, 2018 from 6:00 P.M. to 7:30 P.M.

A Public Inurnment Service will be held at the BOWVILLE CEMETERY on Monday, February 5th, 2018 at 11:00 A.M., with a Celebration of Elaine’s Life to follow at the MCKILLOP UNITED CHURCH, 2329 – 15 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, at 2:00 P.M. with Reverend Trevor Potter officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Elaine’s memory to the Lethbridge Humane Society, 2920 – 16 Avenue North, Lethbridge, AB, T1H 5E9.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com

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