January 22nd, 2021

SATURDAY, March 24th, 2018

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on March 26, 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.

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It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of LIANE ELISABETH BEYER (née Klein) of Lethbridge, beloved wife of George (Juergen) Beyer, passed away surrounded by her family at the St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit on Tuesday, March 13th, 2018 at the age of 83 years.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive, Lethbridge, on Saturday, March 24th, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Ralph Molyneux officiating.

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June Matkin

1935 – 2018

It is with a deep feeling of sadness and sorrow that we share the passing of the heart and soul and the rock of our family. June passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 21st with her children by her side. She is survived by son Jim; daughters Kathy (Chris), and Sharla (George); grandchildren Isaac, Abi, Maiya, Elijah, Rain, Carmen (Nick), Laura, Mark and Michael; great-grandchildren Alexandra and Griffin; as well as her brother Jim Freel; and also many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Jim and Ethel Freel; sons John and Michael; and also one brother and three sisters.

There will be no funeral at her request. A Celebration of her Life will be held at a later date. The latter is up to her family. Not the funeral. Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society, 200, 325 Manning Road NE, Calgary, AB T2E 2P5.

“You are our sunshine” Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.

Marjorie “Marge” Helen Anderson

1946 – 2018

Mrs. Marjorie “Marge” Anderson of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. Arnold Anderson, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at the age of 71 years. Marge was born August 16, 1946 in Winkler, MB. She lived a full and active life which included camping, traveling to visit family and friends, and playing slow pitch and bowling in her earlier years. She also liked to read, knit, crochet and bake. She was best known for her homemade butter tarts and marshmallow salad, which were a hit at every family gathering. Marge and Arnold got married May 1, 1965 and made their move from Manitoba to Alberta to be closer to the mountains. They lived in Calgary, Caresland, Stirling, Sherwood Park and finally settled and retired in Lethbridge. Marge was a very good friend to many, always finding the good in every person she met. She had a great sense of humor and was always smiling. She made lifelong friends everywhere she lived. She always put others first and everyone was welcome in her home. Marge’s strength and bravery was an inspiration to all who knew her. She declared she would not shed a tear over her cancer diagnosis, and she never did. Besides her loving husband Arnold, Marge is survived by her daughters Charlene Myers and Tracey Pepin (Dwayne); mother Sara Neufeld; grandchildren Logan Myers, Brooklyn Myers, Brendan Pepin (Paige) and Evan Pepin; her sister Mary Anne Yaremchuk (Len) as well as numerous friends and their families. Marge was predeceased by her father John R. Dueck as well as her mother’s second husband Abe Neufeld. 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 with Reverend Pauline Bell, officiating. Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Covenant Foundation with the funds directed to St. Michael’s Health Center (Palliative Care Unit), 1400 9 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4V5 or visit http://www.covenantfoundation.ca

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Maurice Gillis

Maurice “ Moe” Gillis, of Lethbridge, Alberta passed away peacefully on Saturday March 10, 2018 at the age of 86. Moe was born on December 22,1931 in Regina Saskatchewan. He is survived by Alice Gillis, his loving wife of 60 years. Also, his five children: daughter Leslie (Phil) Jennings, sons Maurice (Yumiko), Kenn ( Deanna), Scott, and David. And his grandchildren Courtney, Meaghan, Daniel, Ainsley, Saasha, and Riley. Moe spent much of his youth in Calgary and was an avid sportsman. He played junior hockey with the Okotoks Oilers. He was involved in lots of other activities and clubs, too numerous to mention but his lifelong passion was golf. His 2 hole in ones attest to it. Moe spent many of his working years travelling throughout Canada making many friends. However, his favourite time was with his family, showing a deep love for his wife and kids. He was always there to support everyone and share a laugh. Moe will be dearly missed and we are grateful beyond words for all he has given us. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date when all his family can come together to recognise this special man.


Paul “Ponce” McGuire, born on September 9, 1951 in Toronto, ON, passed away at age 66 on March 16, 2018 in Calgary, AB. Friends and family are welcome to attend the wake on Thursday, March 29 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Inglewood Hall, Calgary, AB.


It is with a heavy heart and sorrow, that we announce the sudden passing of LOUIS MELVIN SOOP – Piitaikihsipimii (Spotted Eagle). A beloved husband, father, brother, uncle, grandpa, and friend, dearly departed at his home on March 16th, 2018 on the Blood Reserve.

Louis, born January 31st 1937 to Arthur Soop and Josephine Healy Soop at the Blood Indian Hospital, was a member of the Mamiks (Fisheaters) clan. He leaves behind loving wife Abby (Flynn); children: Sandra, Greg (PattyAnne), Shane, Phillip (Doris), Annette (Jimmy); sisters: Carolyn (Douglas), Corola (Hank); his grandchildren: Tyler (Patrycja), Danielle (Kaylee), Tenielle (Colton), Natasha (Owen), Neil (Sam), Josh, Zack, Faith (Brad), Hope, Diana, Owen, Ronin, Nolan, Nation, Shelby, Paige, Gracie, Marchie; great grandchildren; Rayney, Kaylin, Kamrie, Hendrix.

Louis was predeceased by: father Arthur Soop; mother Josephine; paternal grandparents, Dick and Beth Soop; maternal grandparents, John and Louise Healy; brothers Kenrick, Everett, Oliver, Clement; niece Kari-Lynn (Tweety) Soop; granddaughter Kassie Soop; nephew Darby Soop.

The Funeral Service will be at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Blood Reserve on Saturday, March 24th at 11:00 a.m.

Condolences may be sent

to: http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca

Montana Halvorson
1997 – 2018
Montana Lee Halvorson, beloved daughter of Tara and Trevor Halvorson, passed away unexpectedly in Taber on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at the age of 20 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel,  5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 between 5:00 P.M. and 6:00 P.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at the Taber Agriplex, 6602 – 53 Street, Taber on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 4:00 P.M. Immediately following the funeral service, Montana’s family would like to encourage everyone to remain and join them in celebrating her short but amazing life. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Montana is survived by her dad and mom Trevor and Tara Halvorson, big brother Cole (Caitlin) English and her little brother Trey Halvorson. She will be fondly remembered by her grandparents Larry and Brenda Halvorson, Gordon Chiles (Donna Hamel), Linda Wiebe and her GG Moma Marie Wright; aunts Bambie (Duke) Mehlhaff, Kari (Tim) Ellis, Billie-Jo (Brad) Ferguson and Laurie (Dion) Schlosser. She will be deeply missed by all her close cousins and will be forever missed by her special friend, Blair Schmitz. She also leaves a deep void in the hearts of her rodeo family.
She was predeceased by her GG Papa Lionel Wright, her great grandmother Lea Beth MacDonald and her great grandfather Sydney Chiles.
Montana graduated from W.R. Myers High School in 2015. She was currently a member of the Chinook Rodeo Association and competed in jackpots in Southern Alberta barrel racing. She thoroughly enjoyed putting on the Turn’N’Fire Series jackpot with her mother Tara, who was her partner and best friend. Her smile was contagious, her personality infectious and she lit up the room wherever she went.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Montana’s name may be made directly to the charity of one’s personal choosing.
The Halvorson family is grateful and extremely appreciative of all the amazing support from the community.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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