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TUESDAY, March 27, 2018

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on March 27, 2018.


1946 – 2018

JOSEPH “JOE” WARREN CURTIS, beloved partner of Bobbi Rector of Calgary, and father to Tony Curtis of Coaldale and Tara Vucurevich of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully in Calgary on Saturday, March 24th, 2018 at the age of 72 years.

Joe is survived by his children: Tony (Megan) Curtis and Tara (Kevin) Vucurevich along with his grandchildren: Brody and Mackenzie Curtis, Mila and Nikki Vucurevich, his partner Bobbi Rector and her family, his sisters Francis (Hugh) Ingram and Pat Ellis, his niece and nephews, his ex wife Omray Curtis, and many friends.

He is predeceased by his Father, Francis (Frank) Curtis and his Mother, Clara Curtis.

A Service of remembrance will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 – Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, on Thursday, March 29th, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Erin Phillips.

Many thanks to the South Health Campus Emergency Room and Unit 66 for the outstanding care provided Joe in his last few days. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the South Health Campus, 4448 Front Street S.E., Calgary, AB, T3M 1M4.

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Jim Hopkins
1957 – 2018
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jim Brinker Hopkins in Taber on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at the age of 61 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. and also at the church prior to the funeral service on Thursday, March 29, 2018 between 12:00 P.M. and 12:40 P.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Taber Stake Centre, 4709 – 50 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Jim is survived by his beloved wife Denise Hopkins; three children Stephen (Melissa) Hopkins of Calgary and their children Samuel and Vanessa; Charly (Stacey) Hopkins of Lethbridge and their children Allison and William; and Charlene Hopkins of Enchant. He is also survived by his brothers Greg (Diane) Hopkins, Charly Hopkins (Patti Rojek) and Tom (Bertha) Hopkins. Jim was also an uncle to numerous nephews and a dear friend to many.
He was predeceased by his parents Charly and Margret Hopkins and sister Charlotte Hopkins, all of Cranbrook, British Columbia.
Jim was born and raised in Cranbrook, British Columbia, where he lived on the wrong side of the tracks. Growing up he had a close-knit group of friends that called themselves the “Skid Road Boys”. He found joy in his career of being a heavy equipment operator, in which he worked for BC Roads in Cranbrook, the open pit coal mine in Sparwood, and finally for the MD of Taber. He loved off-roading, spending time with family and friends, listening to music and watching spaghetti westerns while having a glass of Diet Coke. Jim was a strong-willed man who had a penchant for practical jokes and food fights. He would read the newspaper daily and check the obituaries proclaiming “well, I’m not in there today”. Unfortunately, Jim, today is your day.
If friends so desire, the family asks that you make a donation in Jim’s memory directly to the Bladder Cancer Canada, 1000 – 4936 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M2N 6S3 (http://www.bladdercancercanada.org).
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

Martha Liebregt

1935 – 2018

Ms. Martha Liebregt of Lethbridge, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, March 18, 2018 at the age of 82 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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

Marjorie Shelstad
1938 – 2018
Marjorie Carolyn Shelstad (nee Ziehl), beloved wife of Vernon Shelstad, passed away in Taber on Monday, March 26, 2018 at the age of 79 years.
The Funeral Service will be held at Peace Lutheran Church, 4619 – 56 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Besides her loving husband Vernon, Marjorie is survived by their children Joy (Buck) Blodgett of Hartford, Wisconsin, Ken (Monica) Shelstad of Taber, Kathy (Don) Deleff of Red Deer, Denise (Lawrence) Jetter of Lethbridge and Mark (Nadine) Shelstad of Grande Prairie; grandchildren Melissa, Nicholas, Diamond, Adam, Nicole, Joshua, Logan, Nathan and Ashton. She is also survived by her sisters Vonda (Robert) Kosloski and Laurena (Terry) Clark; sisters-in-law Eva Ziehl and Gayle (Garry) Barnayack, brothers-in-law Vern Buck, Wayne (Audrey) Shelstad and by numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her granddaughter Jessie Blodgett, her parents Alfred and Daisy Ziehl, her brothers Garry Ziehl and Norman Ziehl and by her sister-in-law Marlis Buck.
Marjorie was born in Midale, Saskatchewan on November 7, 1938.She spent her life as a servant of God, volunteering all of her time to her church and her family.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Marjorie’s name may be made directly to the Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation, Jack Ady Cancer Centre, 960 – 19 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 1W5 or to the charity of one’s personal choice.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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