January 16th, 2021

THURSDAY, March 22nd, 2018

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on March 22, 2018.


DELVIN “DEL” ANDREWS, beloved husband of 66 years to Frances Andrews (née Frey), passed away at the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at the age of 85 years.

Besides his loving wife, Delvin is survived by his daughter Judith (Dennis – deceased) Hooey, their children David (Vivian) Forestell, Suzanne (Javier) Solsona, Jennifer Warren, Tracey (Loewen) Schmidt and Kent (Kimberley) Hooey and their grandchildren Hayley, Cameron and Ethan Warren, Nash and Rio Solsona, Elizabeth Forestell, Jared and Lilly Schmidt and Brodie Hooey; his son Delbert (Lorenda) Andrews, their children Michael Andrews and Steven (Christine) Andrews and their grandchildren Kai, Teyha and Callie Andrews, and Peyton and Brett Smith.

Delvin was born in Broxburn on January 27, 1933, and was the sixth of seven children born to John and Lily Andrews. He grew up in the farming community and attended school in Crystal Lake, Hardieville, and Coaldale. He married Frances Frey on October 25, 1950. Together, they have resided in Lethbridge, Coaldale, Magrath, and Claresholm.

He was employed by several companies and farmers prior to becoming a plumber and gas fitter. Before he retired in 1989, he worked as a Provincial Gas Inspector.

Delvin was an avid curler and golfer. He was a Past Master of the Masonic Lodge #119, and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, the Lethbridge Curling Club, the Henderson Lake Golf Club, the Elk’s Club, and the Lethbridge Senior Centre Organization.

Delvin will be remembered for his generous and loving nature. He was never too busy to help a family member or friend. He loved to dance and play cards with his friends. He especially loved telling jokes and making people laugh.

A Private Family Graveside Service will be held at Mountain View Cemetery prior to the Memorial Service.

A Memorial Service will be held at SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH, 1011 – 4 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta on Monday, March 26, 2018, at 2:00 P.M. with Reverend James Grunden officiating.

In lieu of flowers and in memory of Delvin, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society, #40, 1202 – 2 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0E3, Tel: 403-327-3711.

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


Mr. Allen Edward Dickout of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Connie Dickout passed away suddenly on March 20, 2018 at the age of 66 years. Funeral arrangements for are pending and will be announced as they are completed.

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

Edna Bittner

1939 – 2018

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the peaceful passing of our dear Mother and Grandmother, Mrs. Edna Bittner, beloved wife of the late Albert Bittner, at Legacy Lodge on March 19, 2018, at the age of 78 years. Edna leaves to cherish her precious memories with her daughter Janet, of Lethbridge and son Bob (Chris), of Calgary. Edna was a proud Grandma (Nana) to Ryan, Tyler (Abbi), Bradley and Janeen. Also survived by Edna are her brothers-in-law John (Evelyn) Bittner and Herman (Linda) Bittner; sisters-in-laws Marie Cook (late Dennis) and Olga (Joe) Ostafichuk; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Edna was predeceased by her husband Albert Bittner; parents Peter and Katerina Wiebe; sisters Mary (Jake) Wiens and Margaret (Jake) Eckert; brother John Wiebe; parents-in-law Reinhold and Maria Bittner; brother-in-law Julius (Alla) Bittner, Dennis Cook; and sister-in-law Alma (Vince) Lustig. Edna loved to keep busy. She loved cooking and baking. Her Grandchildren always loved her buckets of cookies they’d go home with. She loved flowers, gardening, sewing, puzzles and scrapbooking. Edna cherished her family and will be greatly missed by all. Thank you to Legacy Lodge for all your wonderful care and love you gave her.

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FEDORATION, Lynn Elizabeth

April 7, 1945 – Ellscott, Alberta

March 14, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Lynn Fedoration, beloved wife of Russ of Calgary, passed away on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at the age of 72 years.

Stubborn, funny, supportive… These are some of the words I would use to describe my beautiful mother. Although Alzheimer’s took her away from us years ago, I learned to appreciate the person she had become in spite of her diagnosis. Today as she took her last breath I was reminded of the person she once was. Always there for me. Life of course will go on but for me it will never be quite the same.

Lynn was born in Ellscott, AB and was a Lioness Club Member for many years. She enjoyed painting and pottery.

Besides her loving husband Russ, Lynn is survived by her daughter Shelley Bailey, her partner Glenn Charles of Calgary; grandchildren, Mackenzie Bailey of Coquitlam, BC and Landyn Bailey of Calgary; and her sister Sheila Sumner of Calgary. She was predeceased by her parents Blanche and Harry Keep, brother Danny Keep and her sister Myrna Sanders.

Condolences may be forwarded through http://www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Lynn Fedoration, 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: 1-800-661-1599


Kathleen Grant, beloved sister, aunt, sister-in-law & friend passed away in Brocket on the Piikani Nation on Friday, March 16, 2018, at the age of 76 years. Besides her loving pets Cowboy and Willow whom she loved dearly, Kathleen leaves behind her sisters: Margaret Waterchief, Maureen Stewart, Betty Big Bull and her brother Mills (Jacqueline) Big Bull and as well as brother-in-law Don Striemer. Kathleen was predeceased by her husband: Lawrence Grant; her parents Willy and Jane Big Bull; her sisters: Violet Striemer, Esther Provost & Caroline Big Bull; her brothers: Wallace Big Bull, Roy Big Bull, Billy Big Bull and Andrew Big Bull and her brothers-in-law: Raymond Waterchief, Jack Stewart & Guy Provost and sister-in-law Beatrice Big Bull. A Prayer Service at Snodgrass Funeral Home (Pincher Creek) will be held at 10:00 am, with Peter Strikes With A Gun & William Big Bull, following by a Catholic Mass at St. Paul’s Church in Brocket at 11:00 am with Fr. Roy Jayamaha, Celebrant. A one-day Wake to take place at Mills & Jacqueline Big Bull’s residence in Brocket, commencing after the Catholic Mass. The Funeral Service will be held at the Piikani Community Hall at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 23, 2018, with William Big Bull & Fr. Roy Jayamaha officiating, followed by the burial at Brocket Cemetery. Feast to follow after burial at the Community Hall. Snodgrass Funeral Home assisting the Grant/Big Bull families with funeral arrangements, (403) 627-4864.

Victoria “Vicky” Linn

1927 – 2018

Be kind and find the good in one another!

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.

A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, March 23, 2018 at ST. AUGUSTINE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, 411 – 11 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 2N9, with Canon James Robinson officiating.

For those who wish, in lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund, 324 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 3L7.

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Marjorie “Marge” Anderson

1946 – 2018

Mrs. Marjorie “Marge” Anderson of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. Arnold Anderson, passed away at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at the age of 71 years. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at 10:00am on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4th Street South, Lethbridge, AB. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL.

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Mary Hamilton

1924 – 2018

Mrs. Mary Hamilton of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Mel Hamilton, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at the age of 93 years. Mary is survived by her youngest brother Ernie Kresnyak (Pam) of Cornwall, UK; her daughters Darcy, Glenna and Kathy; as well as 3 grandchildren Brett Borix (Kayla), Alyssa Borix (Scott) and Jesse Peever. Mary immigrated to Canada as a young child with her family from a small town in Czechoslovakia. As a young adult, she worked for several years at the Ritz Café in Lethbridge, where she eventually met Mel. She was also a lifetime member of the Rebecca Lodge (I.O.O.F) and of the congregation at St. Augustine’s Anglican Church. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, March 23, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4th Street South, Lethbridge, AB with Reverend Steve Bateman, officiating.

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July 13, 1940 – March 12, 2018

It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Robert A. “Bob” Randle, at home, surrounded by his family, on Monday, March 12, 2018, after a courageous battle with cancer. Bob was born in Lethbridge, Alberta. After high school, he began his printing career, apprenticing with the Lethbridge Herald. Bob and Helen were married in 1961 in Lethbridge and then moved to Calgary in 1962. He became a successful entrepreneur in the printing industry and eventually a co-owner of Mint Printing from 1987 to present. Bob is survived by his loving wife Helen of 57 years; children Sherrie (Dave), Rod (Natalie), and Chris (Rhonda); and two grandchildren, Jillian (Brady) and Joel. He is also remembered by his only brother Jack and wife Phyllis, brother and sister-in-laws, nieces, nephews, and relatives in Australia. He was predeceased by his parents John Alexander and Elizabeth Moyes Randle. Bob was a husband, a father and Gramps. He loved woodworking, the outdoors, camping, boating and spending time at the lake. A Celebration of Bob’s life will be held at The Barracks Room AF 23 (#2 – 4580 Queesnay Wood Drive SW) on Friday, March 23, 2018 at 4:00 pm. Photos, memories and condolences may be shared with Bob’s family through http://www.evanjstrong.com. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre (1331 29 Street NW, Calgary, Alberta, T2N 4N2; 403-521-3723; https://www.alberta healthservices.ca/info/facility. aspx?id=1007362). The family would like to thank Dr. Simon Arthur, Dr. Paul Petrasek, and all the special caregivers he had at home, especially Joel Z. Thanks to the Palliative team who took care of our Husband, Dad and Gramps. Arrangements in care of EVAN J. STRONG FUNERAL SERVICES. (403) 265-1199.


CLAUDETTE SEWARD beloved wife of the late Dale Seward, passed away peacefully on March 20, 2018 at the age of 84. She leaves to mourn her passing, five children, Richard (Jenny), David (Mona Rae), Brian (Wendy), Shari (Chris) Wehlage and Kevin (Tammy); 17 Grandchildren, 16 Great grandchildren. Her sister Kathy (Greg) Wellman and 3 sister in-laws Evelyn (Alan) Mckay, Beverly Hayes and Judy English. She was predeceased by: Parents Hall & Ila Poulsen, in-laws Earl and Nellie Seward and Brother Doran Poulsen. Claudette was born June 14, 1933 in Magrath, Alberta. She graduated from Magrath High School and then attended Calgary Normal School faculty of Education. She married Dale Seward in 1952, they moved to south of Foremost where they farmed for the next 40 years. In 1992 Dale and Claudette retired and moved to a small farm in the Coaldale area. Claudette was actively involved in LDS church and held many callings such as the Family history center, the Bishop Store house, Scouts Leader, Relief Society and various other roles. Claudette thoroughly enjoyed travelling with family and friends. Her hobbies included reading and genealogy. Claudette enjoyed her life and gained her fulfilment as a Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother, totally devoted to the wants and needs of her family. She was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. Funeral Services will be held in THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS, COALDALE CHAPEL 2216 – 21a Ave, Coaldale, at 11:00 am Saturday March 24, 2018. Friends are welcome to meet with the family at the church prior to the service from 10:15 to 10:45 am. Memorial donations can be made to the Lethbridge Family History Center at 1912 10 Ave South, T1K 0B7.

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

Alexander “Alex” Wirzba

1931 – 2018

It is with heavy hearts that we announce that Alex Wirzba passed away on Sunday, March 18 at the age of 86. Alexander Wirzba was born on April 13, 1931 to August and Olga Wirzba in what is present day Poland. His large family would eventually relocate to Eastern Germany, and then to Western Germany as refugees during the end of World War II. Alex and his family immigrated to Canada in 1951, settling in the Lethbridge area. Alex was very grateful for the opportunity to start a new life in Canada. After arriving in Lethbridge, the family – and many other new German immigrants – became members of Bethany Baptist Church. This church would become a very important part of Alex’s life. Here, in April 1954, he met Ingrid Roepke, his friend and sweetheart. They were married on July 23, 1954 and would eventually have 4 children. Alex was a devout Christian and a man who made sacrifices for his family. Alex had the remarkable, intuitive gift of building and repairing things. He was a pressure welder by trade, but was skilled in numerous other areas as well: as a mechanic, metal fabricator, carpenter, farmer and all-round handyman. Following a 2-year contract as a sugar beet worker, Alex worked for a farm implement dealership in Hilda and then a large industrial plant – Horton Steel Works Ltd. in Lethbridge. Thereafter he formed a construction company with two of his brothers (Emil and Eric); Wirzba Brothers Construction Co. built quality homes for almost 30 years. Alex also purchased a mixed-irrigation farm and built up a small feedlot operation near Park Lake. Alex was a very industrious, resourceful and ambitious individual. He helped out many family members, friends, colleagues and neighbors – only giving up after his body started wearing out and Parkinson’s disease had set in. Remaining to mourn his passing are: his wife Ingrid; son David (Kellie); son Samuel (Deanne); daughter Esther (Hubert Baart); and son Norman (Gretchen); 11 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; his brother Eric (Ingrid Wirzba); his sister’s-in-law: Margaret (Emil Wirzba), Bridgette Bevernick (Gerhard Wirzba), Irene (Gunther Wirzba) and Erna (Dieter) Roepke; as well as numerous nephews and nieces. Alex was predeceased by his parents August and Olga; his brothers Gerhard, Gunther, and Emil; his half-sisters Wilhelmina and Olga; and half-brother Gustov. A Memorial Service will be held at 12:30pm on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at PARK MEADOWS BAPTIST CHURCH, 2011 15 Ave N, Lethbridge, AB., with Pastor Lorne Willms, officiating.

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