October 28th, 2020

SATURDAY, February 24, 2018


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on February 26, 2018.

ADACHI

IWAO (SPUD) ADACHI, of Lethbridge, passed away at home on Wednesday February 21, 2018 at the age of 85 years.

Spud is survived by his sisters Joan and Elizabeth, two brothers Ted (Theone) and Yoo. Along with his siblings he is survived by his nephew, two nieces and two great nieces.

A Private Family Service will be held at a later date. The family gratefully declines food, flowers and koden.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


ADLER

ALLEN L. ADLER died peacefully on February 11th, 2018 at his home in Lethbridge, surrounded by his children.

Allen was a Father, Grandfather, Brother, University Professor, Lecturer, Outdoorsman, Spiritual Explorer, and Collector of Collectibles. He was born in Washington D.C in 1942 and earned an Associate’s Degree from Baltimore Jr. College, a Bachelor’s Degree from Towson State University, Master’s Degree from George Peabody College for Teachers, and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Growing up in the playgrounds of Baltimore shaped Allen’s life. Having been a player, student athlete, playground leader, lifeguard, and coach all led him to become a teacher by default. As he said “no career appealed to him more.” He enjoyed working with people of every age, race, religion and ability level; teaching physical education came naturally.

Allen taught at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee for a year, and then moved to Canada in 1972 accepting a position at McMaster University; where he taught before moving to Lethbridge to join the University of Lethbridge Faculty of Education in 1975 where he taught until he retired in 2000. The spirit of the playground was present in his physical education curriculum, instruction, teacher education, and above all his family life.

His love of sport and outdoor activities was instilled in his children at a young age. From coaching his children’s sports teams, to family outdoor pursuits. Some of his fondest memories were spending time exploring, skiing, and being among nature in and around the community of Beaver Mines. Over the years he developed a deep respect for the First Nations tribes of Southern Alberta. He explored the cultural and spiritual history of these groups, which became a passion for him later in life.

He is survived by his children, son Joshua; son Seth, partner Nicole, and granddaughters Haven and Beau; daughter Meghan, husband Grant, and grandchildren Reese, Abrielle, and Addison; son Tai, partner Kasia, and granddaughter Juniper; sister Loretta Kaminsky, sister Rosalie Klotzman, and brother Richard Adler.

A private funeral service was held for his children at Mountain View cemetery on Monday February 12th, 2018. The family has designated the Canadian Association of Disabled Skiers for memorial contributions.


Albert William “Bill”

Lord

1930 – 2018

Albert William (Bill) Lord of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Joyce Mabel Lord (nee Forrest), passed away peacefully at home on February 22, 2018 at the age of 87 years. Dad was born on March 28, 1930 in Medicine Hat, Alberta to Robert & Esther Lord. He was the youngest and only brother to 4 sisters, Doreen, Esther, Jenny & Florence (Babs). In 1948 he joined the Navy and served in the Korean War on the HMCS Sioux as a Sonar Operator. After his discharge in 1953, he joined the Air Force as a firefighter, serving in Claresholm, St. Jean, Moose Jaw, Rivers & London before retiring from the Armed Forces in 1972. Dad then returned to his home town of Taber to serve as Fire Chief until 1988. Dad’s legacy will be carried on by his three children, Sharon Lagace from Las Vegas, Bob Lord (Sheila) from Okotoks and Debbie Moore (JD) from Lewistown, MT and by his 8 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4th Street South, Lethbridge, AB. In lieu of flowers, we ask that family and friends perform a random act of kindness in dad’s honor.

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


BASTIEN

THEODORE “TEDDY” BASTIEN, beloved husband of Glenda Bastien of Lethbridge, passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre on Friday, February 23, 2018 at the age of 75 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


CHIEF BODY

Monica Chief Body, beloved mother of Cindy Chief Body (Gus), passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on February 19, 2018 at the age of 71. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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


May Clifton
1927 – 2018
Ethel May Clifton (nee Richardson) formerly of Hays, went to join her beloved husband GR on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at the age of 90 years.  She passed away in Taber with family at her side.
Details regarding a service will be held announced at a later date. 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.


GAUDET

PIERRE ROLAND “PETER” – age 70 of Milford Station, NS/ Lethbridge, AB, passed away peacefully on February 19, 2018 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow, NS. Born in Cheticamp, NS, he was the son of the late Frank and Marie (Fiset) Gaudet.

Having joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1965, he retired in 1991 due to health issues.

Roland is survived by his children, Peter James Frank “PJ” Gaudet, Brantford, ON; Miles Anthony (Leigh-Anne) Gaudet, New Glasgow, NS; granddaughter, Jaida, New Glasgow, NS; special friend, Darlene S. Gaudet, Lethbridge, AB; siblings, Lucille (Robert) Stillman, Milford, NS; Michael (Patricia Flanders) Enfield, NS; Anthony “Tony”, Milford, NS; and Karlotta Simpson, (PJ and Miles’ mother) Dartmouth, NS; several nieces and nephews and many friends in Lethbridge, AB.

Cremation has taken place. A Legion Memorial Service was held on Thursday, February 22, 2018 in Ettinger Funeral Home, 2812 Highway 2, Shubenacadie, NS.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your local food bank.

Condolences, words of comfort and memories of Peter may be shared with the family at: http://www.ettingerfuneralhome.com


GELLATLY

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


GROS VENTRE BOY

MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER GROS VENTRE BOY, 47, passed away in Calgary on February 19, 2018.

A Wake Service will be at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Wednesday, Feb. 28th from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. continuing at Jordan Gros Ventre Boy’s residence until the Funeral Service at the Senator Gladstone Hall on Friday, March 2nd at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the Pioneer Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to:

http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca


HARRINGTON

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.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


HAYES

Mr. John Leonard Hayes, of Lethbridge, Alberta passed peacefully into the arms of his heavenly maker on February 22, 2018 with his family by his side. A service announcement will follow once finalized.

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


JACKSON

On February 19, 2018, Margaret Rose Jackson “Ahnatsiipistaki” Pretty Owl Woman, beloved wife of the late Hector Jackson, passed away peacefully at the age of 80 years at the Pincher Creek Hospital, surrounded by family.

A family service will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. at Eden’s Funeral Home, 2424 5th Ave, Fort Macleod, AB followed by a two-day wake at Margaret’s Residence in Piikani.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, February 26, 2018 at 11:00 A.M at the Piikani Nation Community Hall with Reverend Sydney Black officiating. Condolences can be sent to condolences@edensfuneralhome.com


MACDONALD

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.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


NO RUNNER

FRANCES NO RUNNER passed away at the Cardston Hospital on Friday, February 23, 2018 at the age of 75 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


OSHIRO, AKI

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.

To send a condolence, please

visit http://www.salmonandsons.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. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4th Street South, Lethbridge, AB with Reverend Pauline Bell, officiating.

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


TANIGUCHI

MASARU (MAS) TANIGUCHI, beloved husband of Ayako, passed away peacefully on Thursday February 22, 2018 at West Highlands, GSS in Lethbridge at the age of 88 years.

He is survived by his wife Ayako and his daughter Toby (Terry) Hamilton and their daughters; Teryn, Taniell and Trisha; and his son Donald (Rosanna) and their children Melissa and Bradley.

In keeping with Mas’s wishes there will be no formal funeral service. If friends so desire, please donate to the Alzheimer’s Society (#40 1202 – 2nd Ave South Lethbridge Alberta T1J 0E3) or to a charity of your choice.

Private family service to be held at a later date.

To send a condolence, please

visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca


WHITEHEAD

JOANN MEADOR WHITEHEAD, beloved wife of John B Whitehead passed away in Lethbridge on Friday February 23, 2018 surrounded by those she loved and who loved her. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

To send a condolence, please

visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca


Wright, Ruth Isabelle

November 17, 1927 –

December 28, 2017

Ruth Wright passed away at the age of 90 on Thursday, December, 28, 2017 at Willow Creek Continuing Care Centre in Claresholm. She was predeceased by her parents Arthur & Ethel Norman and husband Ted Wright in 1982. Ruth is lovingly remembered by her children; Brenda (Wayne Jordan) of St. Albert, Leo of Nanton, Bonnie (Orville) Mercer of Canyon Creek, Terry (Roxanne) and their family of High River. She is also survived by her five grandchildren; Sabrina Mercer of Edmonton, Brandi & Amy Mercer of St. Paul, Dallas Bull and Laurie Bull; two great -granddaughters Jade and Sierra; and a special mention of her longtime companion Norm Davies of Hays; two sister Flossie Erno, of Picture Butte and Mary (Jim) George of Lethbridge; many nieces and nephews as well as a circle of other relatives and friends.

Ruth and Ted were longtime residents of Nanton AB. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire donations in Ruth’s memory may be made to a charity of your choice.

A Celebration of Ruth’s Life will be held at Willow Creek Funeral Home (4079 – 1st Street West, Claresholm) on Friday, March 2, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with a reception to follow at the Cozy Corner (2211 – 20th Street, Nanton) at 12:30 P.M.

Arrangements entrusted to Willow Creek Funeral Home, Claresholm. Tel: 403-625-3212.Condolences may be forwarded to the family at

http://www.willowcreekfuneralhome.com

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