January 20th, 2021

FRIDAY, February 23, 2018

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on February 23, 2018.


DONALD RAY GELLATLY, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 at his home in Lethbridge, Alberta after a 10 year tug-of-war with cancer.

Don was born in Calgary, Alberta on June 29th, 1959. He spent all of his youth playing various sports from bowling to football but his primary love was basketball. He attended Mount Royal College and played basketball with the MRC Cougars who won a national championship in his second year. Don moved to Lethbridge in 1980 to pursue a degree in education at the university and this is where he met Kathie, his wife of 35 years. Don spent most of his remaining years in Southern Alberta as an educator and basketball coach. His spare time was spent coaching other sports, playing golf and proudly following the sporting and acting pursuits of his two sons, DJ and Daniel. Many of his summers were spent with Kathie in Las Vegas where they both loved to play poker and golf.

Don is survived by his wife Kathie, sons DJ (Désirée and granddaughter, Vivian) and Daniel (Jessica), his parents Don and Donna of Calgary, his brother Robert of Kuala Lumpur, mother-in-law and father-in-law Al and Ella Gething of Calgary, his three sisters-in-law; Sandie Cheney and Pennie MacKenzie of Calgary, and Deb (Wayne) Peterson of Sherwood Park. He is also survived by his half-sister Colleen Johnston of Calgary, and two of his “almost brothers”, Paul Wollersheim and Roger Belisle.

A Celebration of Don’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta on Saturday, February 24th, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. Don asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, #200, 325 – Manning Road NE, Calgary, Alberta, T2E 2P5 or at http://www.cancer.ca/en/donate

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


JACK HARRINGTON, beloved husband of Diane Muma, loving father of Karen (Ryan) and proud Papa to Finley, passed peacefully in Lethbridge on Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 at the age of 68 years, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Jack will be remembered as a jack of all trades, fixing things at home or helping out a friend. He was happiest when he was out walking in the coulees or on mountain trails. He cycled or walked to work at the U of L almost every day for 35 years. Jack is now free to roam once more.

Memorial tributes may be made in Jack’s name to the Alzheimer Society of Lethbridge, #40, 1202 – 2nd Avenue South, T1J 0E3.

At Jack’s request, no formal funeral service will take place.

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Kathleen “Gill” Anderson

1930 – 2018

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our mother, Mrs. Kathleen Gillian Anderson, beloved wife of Mr. Lloyd Anderson, on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at the age of 87 years. Better known as Gill (with a “G”), she immigrated to Canada from England after achieving her nursing certificate at St Mary Abbots Hospital in London, and later her midwifery qualifications. After working in London, she obtained employment in Canada at the Carmangay Hospital, where on arrival she met her future husband, Lloyd, on the train station platform in Lethbridge. They lived and farmed East of Carmangay for fifty years, raising four children. Afterwards, they retired to the Sierras Condos where Gill enjoyed socializing with her new and old friends. She volunteered for the condo social committee and spent many hours reading, listening to classical music and knitting toys for the Chinook Regional Hospital. She will be greatly missed by her husband Lloyd; children, Carolyn (David) McCluskey, Simon Anderson (Rolanda Richard), Nancy Anderson and Stephen (Betty) Anderson; granddaughters, Kiana and Kaitlin McCluskey; relatives in England, as well as many other family members and friends. Many special thanks to Aunt Doreen and Mom’s friend, Pariel, for spending so much time visiting with Mom and supporting her. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm, on Monday, February 26, 2018 at ST. AUGUSTINE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, 411 – 11 Street South, Lethbridge, AB., with Reverend Steve Bateman, officiating. Inurnment was held in the Bowville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Lethbridge Symphony, Box 1101, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 4A2 or the Alberta Birds of Prey Foundation, 2124 – 16 Avenue, Coaldale, T1M 1J8.

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DENISE MARIE-JEANNE MACDONALD, beloved wife of Leo Theodore MacDonald, passed away at the Carewest – George Boyack Facility in Calgary on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at the age of 82 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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Mr. David Mercier, beloved husband to Mrs. Sara Mercier, passed away on January 25, 2018 at the age of 53 years. A Memorial Service will be held at 11am on Saturday, February 247, 2018 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – FAIRMONT CHAPEL, 205 Fairmont Blvd. S. Friends may meet with the family from 10-10:45am, prior to the service.

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

Ruth Newton

1925 – 2018

Mrs. Ruth Newton of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. Noelin Newton, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at the age of 92 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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March 15, 1928

– February 16, 2018

With Heartfelt sorrow, I Tats announce the passing of my beloved husband Aki on February 16, 2018.

Predeceased by his parents and two brothers. The eldest brother Roy Passed away in May of 2016 in Okinawa and middle brother George in January 2017 in Mission B.C.

Survived by three sisters-in-law, Kiyo Oshiro in Okinawa, Toki (Kiyo) Nishijima of Lethbridge and Yoko Gillies of Picture Butte. Aki is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Aki loved many sports and participated in some, but his greatest love was his music, especially jazz enjoyed with his forever friend Dr. George Sakumoto and his family of Richmond B.C.

Aki will be missed so very much. Flowers, food and koden are gratefully declined.

There will be no funeral by Aki’s request.

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LESLIE “LES” DONALD SCOTTON, beloved husband of Karen Scotton, passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit on Monday, February 19, 2018 at the age of 63 years.

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

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