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By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on March 17, 2018.

Dorothy Iskov
1932 – 2018
Dorthea Else Iskov, beloved wife of the late Jakob Iskov, passed away in Taber on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at the age of 85 years.
The Funeral Service will be held at Knox United Church, 4929 – 50 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. Private burial to follow at Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Dorothy is survived by her two children, son Ron (Margaret and her son David); daughter Evelyn (Brian) Conrad of Taber and their sons Jordan Conrad and Brett Conrad (Emily Blaire). She is also survived by three great grandchildren Chayse Conrad, Jakob Conrad and Riley Conrad.
Dorothy was born in Jels, Denmark on June 16, 1932; one of three daughters born to Rikke and Eijner Daugaard. There she met and married Jakob Iskov on March 6, 1955 and immigrated to Canada. After years of hard work they finally bought the family farm where Dorothy resided until her passing. She fought hard to live out her life on that farm, where she could watch the changing of the seasons from spring seeding to fall harvest. She loved to tend to her roses and observe the wildlife. In winter her attention went to curling, once as a participant and more recently a spectator.  She also enjoyed cheering for her beloved Toronto Maple Leafs.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


DELVIN JOHN ANDREWS, beloved husband of Frances Andrews, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary, on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at the age of 85 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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SALVADOR ARIAS, passed away peacefully at the St. Michael’s Health Centre – PARP, on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at the age of 90 years.

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

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Michael’s Health Centre, 1400 – 9 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 4V5.

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James “Jim” Kulka

1933 – 2018

Mr. James “Jim” Kulka of Lethbridge, formerly of Picture Butte, beloved husband of the late Mrs. June Kulka, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, March 16, 2018 at the age of 84 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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Victoria “Vicky” Linn

1927 – 2018

Mrs. Victoria “Vicky” Linn of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. George Linn, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, March 16, 2018 at the age of 91 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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MARANO, Rose February 27, 1932 – Maibara, Japan March 14, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Yukiko Rose Marano (nee Kawamura) passed away peacefully at home on March 14, 2018 at the age of 86, surrounded by family and close friends. Her passing followed a brave battle with cancer, which weakened her body but could not diminish her spirit and love of life. Rose came to Canada as a toddler in 1934 with her father Rev. Yutetsu Kawamura and her mother Yoneko. The family settled in the town of Raymond in southern Alberta and later moved to Picture Butte. She attended the Galt School of Nursing and graduated as a registered nurse. She worked as a surgical nurse at the Lethbridge Municipal Hospital and then as the Director of Nursing at the Picture Butte Municipal Hospital until her retirement. She married Harpo Moriyama in 1954 in Picture Butte and they raised two children, Deb and Rob. Several years after her divorce from Harpo she met and later married Nello Marano. The couple lived happily in Calgary, sharing their enjoyment of skiing, curling, golfing, dining, travel and family until Nello’s death. During this period Rose dedicated several years caring for her father prior to his passing. Rose will be remembered for her generous and thoughtful nature and love of friends and family. She was always happy to receive guests and make sure everyone was well fed, as she was a great cook. Friends will always smile recalling her doting over her pets Peppi and Scruffy. Most of all she will be remembered as a woman who made her own way through life, bravely facing the challenges life presented and gratefully living each day to its fullest. Rose is survived by her daughter Deb Moriyama (Doug Huff); her son Rob (Dona) Moriyama; step-daughters Nancy and Liana Marano; grandchildren Sean, Erin (Mike), Liana (Brian), Colby (Caitlin) and Kenzie (Dylan), Lorelei, Nello and Abigail; and great-grandchildren; sister Kathy Pung; brother Jerry Kawamura and sister-in-law Toyo; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Nello, brother Rev. Leslie Kawamura and parents. A Celebration of Rose’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB) on Thursday, March 22, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through http://www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Koden is gratefully declined, but please donate to a charity of your choice in Rose’s memory. Our family would like to extend our appreciation for the compassionate care Rose received from Dr. Chu and the nurses and staff of the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Foothills ICU and Gyne-Oncology ward, Calgary South Health Campus Unit 68, and Palliative Home Care team. As well, we would like to extend our special thanks and gratitude to Rose’s nursing buddy of 65+ years, Eilleen Hahn, who provided tender and respectful care during her final hours and soothed her passing in a way that only a lifelong friend could. In living memory of Rose Marano, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB Telephone: 403-256-9575.


BARBARA ROMBOUGH, beloved wife of Roger Rombough, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at the age of 70 years.

Besides Barbara’s loving husband of 44 years Roger, she is survived by her children: Jennifer Rombough, Lindsey (Neill) O’Grady and Ian (Heidi) Rombough. Also left to cherish her memory are her five beautiful grandchildren: Kaitlyn, Taylor, T.J., Addyson and Ashton. She is also survived by a large extended family, too numerous to mention.

A Come and Go Reception will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Sunday, March 18, 2018 from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M., with a family tribute at 3:00 P.M.

In lieu of flowers and in memory of Barbara, donations may be made to the Jack Ady Cancer Centre: 960 19 Street South, Lethbridge, AB. T1J 1W5.

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WILLIAM “BILL” ROBERT SINCLAIR, beloved husband of the late Joan Beatrice Sinclair, passed away at the Coaldale Health Center on March 15, 2018 at the age of 84 years.

He is lovingly remembered by his children, Tracy (Heather) Sinclair, Jolayne (Sidney) Manning, Rogan (Kim) Sinclair and son-in-law, Brian Nicol, as well as his grandchildren, Stefanie (Nick Kuhl) and Brent Nicol (Brinn Lemke), Quinn Sinclair, Christmas and Mickee Sinclair and Martine and Shannelle Manning.

Along with his wife, Bill was predeceased by his parents William (Scotty) and Isabella Sinclair, his daughter Ferrol Nicol and his grandson Kyle Nicol.

Bill was born and raised in Lethbridge, Alberta where he met Joan and lived a wonderful life, raising their four children. He worked for the Lethbridge Fire Department for 32 years and made a whole new family of great life-long friends.

Bill also volunteered for Henderson Lake Golf Course for many years, helping run the tournaments that went on there every weekend throughout the summer. When Bill wasn’t busy volunteering, helping his friends with roofing, fencing or house painting, he could be found out on the golf course trying to improve his handicap. He was very social, loved to cook for the firemen at work and threw great barbecue parties at home for all his friends and family. He would save his money and take his family on trips to Disneyland every other year while the kids were growing up.

He will be remembered for his happy, positive and loving demeanour and missed by all.

Bill’s family would like to send a heartfelt thank you to the caring and loving staff over the past three years at Sunny South Lodge, especially to the Coaldale Health Centre where Bill spent the last seven months.

At Bill’s request, a private family service was held.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Bill may be made to the Coaldale Health Centre at 2100 – 11 Street Coaldale, Alberta T1M 1L2.

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EDWARD J. SMITH, beloved father of Cheryl Smith and Linda (James) Baron and grandfather to Kaitlyn, Charlize and Aimee Baron, passed away quietly in his sleep at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at the age of 91 years.

He is survived by the above and numerous nieces and nephews.

He now joins his loving wife Dena, their parents and all his siblings in the afterlife. His sister in law Fran Andrews still resides in long term care in Lethbridge.

Dena and Ed, Fran and Del Andrews and Bonnie and George Sinclair spent many happy hours waterskiing, camping and boating. Ironically, after a lifetime of knowing each other, Dad and Del passed on the very same day.

Ed was born in Coaldale and was the youngest of six children. As a teenager, he attended a Catholic school in Pincher Creek. He continued his studies at SAIT technical school where he became a machinist. During his technical training, he made many friends and enjoyed running around Calgary.

For those of you who discovered watermelons missing from your Coaldale garden 75 or 80 years ago, Ed freely admitted to “borrowing” one every now and then.

He later joined his brother and father as a John Deere dealer, branched out to selling boats and then began Smith’s Color TV with his father in Coaldale. The business expanded and they opened a store in Lethbridge. Although Dad retired many years ago, his legacy, Smiths Custom Audio Video, is still found on 13th Street North today. Many people in this area bought their first TV’s and appliances from him.

Ed and Dena spent ten years courting and during this time they were badminton champs and water skiing enthusiasts, stirring up a wake in the local irrigation canals with the tow rope tied to the window pillar of whatever new car Ed owned, tearing up & down the dirt tracks alongside the canals. Buyers of his used cars could never figure out why they were always sprung a little bit.

Ed and Dena married on May 6th, 1961. They were blessed with two children, Cheryl and Linda, who have many happy memories of family trips and time spent with family and friends at the cabin.

Ed’s grandchildren were the highlight of his life. There were many enjoyable hours watching them grow, learn to swim, water ski, ride dirt bikes, play marbles and card games (Smear, anyone?). Campfires and twisties stuffed with raspberry jam were always highlights of the summer. As the girls got older he was their biggest sports fan. Ed rarely missed one of their volleyball, basketball or soccer games. He was proud when Kaitlyn graduated and went off to engineering school. Ed tried to hold on for Charlize’s graduation this spring but lost his battle with pneumonia. He was so proud of her basketball accomplishments. He will be with Aimee in spirit as she moves to high school this year and goes on with her sporting efforts.

Ed liked to build and fix things and came up with creative solutions. He liked woodworking and enjoyed snowmobiling and motorcycling. The cabin at Ashley Lake was his favourite place and many happy memories were created there. Many friends and family enjoyed this special place with him. The cabin will not be the same without him, but his memory and stories will live on.

Ed was a wonderful character and a caring and loving person. He loved to drop by unannounced for friendly visits with his old friends. We’re all going to miss him.

A memorial for friends and family will be announced in the future.

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

WILLIAMS, Magan Louise Soft Cloud Woman –

Iikinii Soh Sti Koo Akii July 16, 1986 – Ft. MacLeod, Alberta March 13, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of beloved mother, daughter, granddaughter, sister, auntie and niece Magan Williams on March 13, 2018 at the age of 31 years. Magan attended Chiila Elementary and Tsuu T’ina Jr/Sr High School. In her younger years she enjoyed competing in baseball and track and field. She loved exploring the outdoors and meeting friends from all walks of life. She traveled with family, enjoyed music and traditional dancing. She also enjoyed baking and doing homemade crafts. Magan is survived by her children, who she cherished unconditionally, Craeson and Traeton; her loving mother and father Sarah and Paul; grandmothers, Hilda Williams, Josephine Meguinis and Vera Oka; her siblings, Patriece (Dwayne), Yvette (Sean), Nellie (Taylor), Brett (Ginnickka), Brittney (Damon), Desarae (Isaac), and Leon; her companion, Scott Big Crow; special auntie Stephanie Williams; Uncle Ralph Jr (Vanessa); Special Cousin, Brooke, Curtis (Jade), Jacie, Riley, Tanis; Spiritual mentors, George and Peggy GoodStriker; her friend Pastor Dawn Driediger. She was predeceased by her grandfather Ralph Knife; uncle Leon Williams; grandparents Victor and Alice Williams, Louis and Louise Knife; great-grandparents, Paul and Katy Trollinger, Percy and Paula Plainwoman; aunties and uncles from both the Williams and Knife Families and numerous relatives and extended families. She was loved by all her aunties, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews and a number of friends she had made along her journey. The family apologizes for anyone they may have missed. Wake services will be held at the residence of Magan Williams (635 6 Mile Coulee Road) on Sunday, March 18, 2018. Funeral Services will be held at Oak Park Church of Christ (11263 Oakfield Drive SW) on Monday, March 19, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Tsuu T’ina Nation Cemetery. Traditional Feast to follow at Bull Head Hall (Bullhead Road, Tsuu T’ina). Condolences may be forwarded through http://www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In living memory of Magan Williams, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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