January 15th, 2021

FRIDAY, February 2, 2018

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on February 2, 2018.


The family of Eileen (Dahl) Anderson announce her peaceful passing on Sunday January 28, 2018, surrounded by loving family. We celebrated her 88th birthday in December. Left to mourn are her 9 children: Helen, Marilyn (Dave), Carol D. (Greg), Betty Lou (Ron), Judy (Doug), Sherry (Kevin), Shelly, Jon Rex, David (Brenda); 42 Grandchildren and 72 Great Grandchildren, as well as her siblings Reed (Vivian deceased), Marvin (Dee), Linda (Dave), Lois (John) and many other extended family. She was predeceased by her sweetheart & devoted husband, Rex Lyman Anderson; her parents, Clifford and Ened Dahl, siblings Wayne, Louise, Eva & Garth; her sons in law, Jack Creaser and Jim Coppieters; Great grandson David.We wish to thank all who have cared for our mother, with such loving service, in her home, at Ridgeview Lodge and Fairmont Park Extendicare. Our Mom lived a life of faith, dedicated service to family, friends and community, frugality, diligence, commitment, creativity & hard work. She always wanted to do what was right. We are thankful for her good example. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints- Knight St. Chapel – 260 E 200 N Raymond, AB, with Bishop Darren Bevans, officiating. There will be a family gathering for immediate and extended family on Friday, February 2, 2018 from 6:30 – 7:30pm, also at Knight St. Chapel in Raymond. Friends may meet with family prior to the service between 11:45am -12:45pm. Interment to follow in the Temple Hill Cemetery. Condolences can be sent to condolences@generationsfh.ca

BROWN, Howard GeorgeNovember 26, 1936 – Innisfail, Alberta January 27, 2018 –Calgary, Alberta

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of George Brown on Saturday, January 27, 2018.Geo is survived by his loving wife, Marilyn; two sons Patrick and Kevin (Nicole); two daughters, Teri (Ian) and Stacia (Glenn); six grandchildren Ryan, Tiffany (Kiefer), Austin, Adrianna (Max), Danielle (Tanner) and Nikki; and a great-granddaughter Hadleigh. Also left to mourn are Geo’s siblings, Joyce (Harvey), Lyle (Juanita), Clifford (Marlene), and Dorothy (Al) as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.Geo was predeceased by his parents, H.R. and Muriel Brown, and a son Brett. A special thank-you to Dr. N. Alimohamed, Dr. E. Gye, Darcia and the Home Care and Palliative Care Team and the wonderful, caring team at Sarcee Hospice. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email donorservices@cancer.ab.ca or Alberta Sarcee Hospice info@chpca.net.A memorial service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, AB) on Friday, February 2, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through

http://www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In living memory of Geo Brown, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.


DEBBIE CROW EAGLE was born June 16, 1969 in Pincher Creek. She was called home to the Creator on January 29, 2018 surrounded by family and friends.

Debbie was born to Elizabeth Black Forehead and the late Robert Red Young Man. She was a private person but enjoyed and cherished spending time with her family.

She will be sadly missed by her two very special daughters Sasha Delee and Corilynn White Quills; her two very special granddaughters Makaela Seraiah and Nakoa Faith; her mother and step-father, Elizabeth and Adrian Black Forehead; her sisters Marsha (Les), Bettina (Daniel) and Michelle (Lyle); her brothers Cody, Robert and Dwayne; her godson Riley Cash First Rider, whom she cherished lots, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Debbie was predeceased by her father Robert Red Young Man and her brother Brian Crow Eagle.

A Wake Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Monday, February 5, 2018 from 5:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback, celebrant.

Interment will follow at St. Paul’s Cemetery, Blood Reserve, AB.

After the Interment, the Feast will be held at White Calf Hall, Blood Reserve, AB.

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Born August 15, 1950 in Vulcan, Alberta. He grew up, lived, worked and loved the family farm all of his life. He loved order, nature, the farm and most of all his family. He worked in the communities of Champion and Vulcan until he retired to continue farming.

Bill passed away peacefully surrounded by his family January 28, 2018. He is survived by his loving wife Susan (nee: Campbell) Ellis, his children Amber Thomson, James (Jana) Ellis, Robyn (David) Tymo, Jason (Jamie) Ellis, Bonnie (Adam) Woodruff, Renee (Richard) McDaniel, Amanda (Blaine) Francis, 10 grandchildren, his parents Jim and Audrey Ellis, 8 brothers and sisters, numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial Service Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the LDS Church in Champion all are welcome. Meet the family before at 10 a.m. Inurnment to follow in the Champion Cemetery

Tributes in Bill’s memory can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, NWT & Nunavut 207, 542-7 St. S. Lethbridge T1J 2H1.

Arrangements in care of

Vulcan Funeral Home.

Telephone 1-403-485-2633.

E-mail condolences through http://www.vulcanfuneralhome.ca


DIXIE LYNN GRAY, of Lethbridge, beloved spouse of Chick Hill, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at the age of 69 years.

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

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Henry Bergen

1929 – 2018

Mr. Henry Bergen of Fort Macleod, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Dorothy Bergen, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at the age of 89 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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LARRY RICHARD JONES June 20, 1950- February 1, 2018

Mr. Larry Richard Jones, beloved husband of Mrs. Colette Jones, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 01, 2018 at the age of 67 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced once completed.

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


May 18, 1921 – January 24, 2018

Mertie Ann Staig, youngest daughter of Charles S and Gertrude L Staig was born in Canadian County Oklahoma on 18 May 1921. She grew up in west Texas, riding and wrestling with her brothers Charles (Bud) and Milton (Deedle) and sisters Mary Ann and Ellen May while refining that extraordinary independent and assertive, yet kind, presence that marked her as special throughout her life. She became Bachelor of Science (Geology) in 1942 at the University of Oklahoma and, after a brief time as a Military Cartographer, travelled nearly 2000 miles to rejoin the love of her life, James Ryder Chilton. They were married at his parent’s home in Calgary on 7 December 1942.

Jim and Mertie worked together on key petroleum development projects in western Canada until Mertie left the industry in 1946. She continued a very active life, enjoying the outdoors, entertaining and taking active roles in sports and professional organizations that later led to increasing responsibilities in charity and social service groups. Jim and Mertie retired to Victoria in 1978, where they enjoyed the Arts, frequent travel and golf with friends at Glen Meadows until his death in 1989. Mertie was instrumental in establishing and maintaining Seniors Serving Seniors of Victoria, involved and respected as an Elder at First Unitarian Church of Victoria, and a very active volunteer in her community.

Throughout nearly 10 decades, she maintained close ties to her family, nurtured many lasting friendships, was a kind aunt to her many nieces and nephews, and second mother to her neighbours’ and friends’ children. When asked, she gave sound and frank advice and help when needed. Mertie was generous and thoughtful in her philanthropy; those who wish to continue her work could donate to the “Jim and Mertie Chilton Fund” at either the Calgary Foundation or the Victoria Foundation. Mertie is survived by nieces and nephews resident in Western Canada and US Southwest, and following generations around the globe, all of whom think kindly of a special Aunt. Indeed, she will be fondly remembered and missed by all who knew her.


Mildred Piper

September 5, 1939 –

January 29, 2018

Mrs. Mildred Piper, beloved wife of Doug Piper, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, January 29, 2018 at the age of 78 years. Mildred was born in Medicine Hat, Alberta to Michael and Magdalena Roth. Mildred grew up in the Conquerville area and upon graduating high school, attended the University of Alberta where she earned her Teacher’s Certificate. Her teaching career started in Foremost then took her to Innisfail, and Burdett before returning back to Foremost. Doug entered her life and they were married on August 16, 1962. After teaching in Foremost for several years, she decided to work towards her degree in Education at the University of Lethbridge, attending night classes as she continued working. She spent over 30 years teaching mostly in the Grade One class and finishing her full time career as a Grade Two teacher. Mildred received an Excellence in Teaching Award, being nominated by her peers for her dedication and commitment to education. Following her retirement, she continued as a substitute teacher in surrounding colonies and schools. Mildred was a beloved teacher to countless students and many considered her their “favourite teacher”. After her rewarding teaching career, she travelled extensively. Her love of travel took her to parts of Europe, Asia, and North and South America. Mildred found her greatest joy in her family. She was such a loving Mom and Grandma who was very supportive, helpful and protective of her family. Her grandchildren meant the world to her and she spent many hours reading to them, playing with them and always creating an opportunity to learn something new. She was her grandchildren’s biggest fan, being present at all hockey, volleyball, basketball, and track events. Mildred was actively involved with the United Church in Foremost, and the Foremost Senior Citizens organization. She would volunteer countless hours, whether it being serving at pancake suppers, working at the rodeo booths, doing highway cleanup, and making coffee at the senior centre. She was always willing to lend a hand, had such a kind heart, and was very generous. Mildred had such a “green thumb” and her back yard was always blooming with beautiful colours. Many were recipients of her bountiful garden. Mildred is survived by her husband Doug Piper; son Rod (Simone) Piper of Foremost; granddaughter Candace (Cody) Roome; grandsons Brandon Piper (Kayla Isleifson) and Austin Piper; and great-grandson Connor Roome. She is also survived by brother-in-law George Piper; sisters-in-law Lyn Dillenbeck and Linda Baziuk; as well as numerous very special nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Michael and Magdalena Roth; mother and father-in-law John and Ruthea Piper; sister Marion Collins; brother Michael Roth; as well as Merle Collins, Laurette Roth, and Bryan Dillenbeck. Mildred loved her community and in lieu of flowers, if you wish to make a donation, please do so to either the Foremost Community Hall, 802 1 Ave W, Foremost, AB T0K 0X0 or the Foremost Municipal Library,103 1 Ave E, Foremost, AB T0K 0X0. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am on Monday, February 5, 2018 at the FOREMOST COMMUNITY HALL, 802 – 1 Avenue West, Foremost, AB., with Reverend Terry Shillington, officiating. Interment will be held in the Foremost Cemetery.

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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.

She is the loving mother of Grant (Colleen Hankinson) Odegard of Lethbridge and Carolyn (Russ) Wlad of Red Deer. She will be lovingly remembered by her grand-daughters Carley, Robyn and Regan Wlad. Elaine is also survived by her brother Allan Egland and nieces, nephews and many great life-long friends.

Elaine was recently predeceased by her husband Arnold on November 11, 2017. She was also predeceased by her parents Richard and Phyllis Egland and her stepmother Hazel Egland.

Elaine was born and raised on the family farm east of Carmangay, Alberta. Mom and dad became friends in grade 1 at the Barrhill School north of Picture Butte; they were high school sweet hearts and were married July 23, 1963. They spent 54 wonderful years together until dad recently passed away due to cancer.

Their entire life was spent on the farm and ranch north of Picture Butte. They built a beautiful yard and home from scratch, planting 4000 trees on their property along with being next to a small lake that is a haven for all wildlife in the area. Mom’s pride and joy was her huge garden and gorgeous yard, she created an oasis for all to enjoy.

She always looked forward to a visit from anyone, especially her granddaughters, grandma and grandpa’s farm was their favourite place. Mom was the greatest and kindest lady you could meet; her loss will deeply impact all who knew her. We truly believe mom was sent to heaven early because dad couldn’t be without her.

So pour a glass of wine, sit back and think about Elaine, because she is thinking about all of you.

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.

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1916 – 2018

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of ROY SENDA, beloved husband to Kyoko “Kay” Senda, and loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather, after a brief illness at the age of 101 years.

A Celebration of his Life will be held at a later date.

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JOHANNA VANDEN BERG, beloved wife of Stephen Vanden Berg of Lethbridge, passed away at Fairmont Extendicare on January 30, 2018 at the age of 93 years.

Johanna is survived by her daughter Carol Schuld and her children Jon (Lorien), Beth, and Jill (Randy) Sneep; her son Jim (Joan) Vanden Berg and their children Jason (Emily) and Curtis (Leah); and her son Mark (Lorelei) Vanden Berg and their children Sydney and Maddy.

She was predeceased by her sons Arthur and Norman; parents Roelof and Catherine Vos; sisters Irene and Alice, and brothers John, Ed and Ben.

Johanna was born January 27, 1925 on the family farm south of Burdett, AB. After attending school in Highfield and Foremost, she moved to Lethbridge and worked as a waitress. On June 6, 1946, she married Stephen and they raised a family on a farm north of Foremost. When the family had grown, they began traveling and spent 11 years as volunteers at Rehoboth School in New Mexico. The retirement years were spent in Lethbridge. Johanna will be remembered for her generosity and kindness.

A Public Graveside Service will be held at HIGHFIELD CEMETERY on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. with Reverend Cameron Fraser officiating.

A Memorial Service will follow at MARANATHA CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 260 McGill Blvd. West, Lethbridge, AB at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Cameron Fraser officiating.

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JOHN ALEC WATERS, beloved husband of Elizabeth “Betty” Waters, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, January 30, 2018.

John is survived by his wife Betty and their four sons: Alec Nelson (Jen) and their children Kyle and Kristen; James Darren and his son Rayden; Darrel John (Angela) and their daughter Bailey; and Bryce Carl (Tessa) and their daughters Dior and Charley. He is also survived by his sisters Doris (Boyd) Lensen, Barbara (Gordon) Thielen and Shirley Pittman, brother-in-law Ken (Judy) Hoibak, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

John spent all of his life east of Coutts on the family farm. He was the third generation on the same land. Farming and his horses were his passion. John loved his family. He was always warm and welcoming with his big hugs. John loved the land and he loved his animals. His dogs Jordy and Jackson were always at his side.

At John’s request, no formal funeral service will be held. A Celebration of John’s Life will be held at a later date.

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