January 23rd, 2021

WEDNESDAY, April 4, 2018

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on April 4, 2018.

Rhona Campbell
1954 – 2018
Rhona Lee Campbell (nee Thompson), beloved wife of Doug Campbell, passed away peacefully in Taber on Sunday, April 1, 2018 at the age of 63 years. Her battle with cancer has finally ended. She passed away with the love of her life at her side.
The Funeral Service will be held at Knox United Church, 4929 – 50 Avenue, Taber on Friday, April 6, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. A private burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Rhona is survived by her loving husband of forty years, Doug Campbell; daughter Jamie (Kevin) McCurdy of Medicine Hat, son Jeremy (Antonia) Campbell of Taber and her “sidewinder” grand-dog Gizmo. Rhona was thrilled to find out that she was going to be a first time grandma in late September. We all know that she will be there in spirit when her grandchild is born. She is also survived her sister Roberta (Ken) Mosimann and nephew David (Sarah) Mosimann.
Rhona was born at her grandmothers house in Lethbridge on November 4, 1954  to Ronald and Beverly Thompson. The early years of her education were spent at Readymade school, followed by middle school at R.I. Baker in Coaldale. Rhona’s high school years were completed with honors at Kate Andrews also in Coaldale. The University of Lethbridge was her next destination and she graduated with distinction. Her lifelong goal was finally complete. Teaching was her destiny and her passion and she embraced it with all her heart. After thirty five years of empowering young minds, Rhona’s failing health prevented her from continuing any further and she retired. The following years were filled with many surgeries and treatments, but because of these she had some semblance of normal life. In the fall of 2017, Rhona was diagnosed with esophageal cancer which ultimately lead to her passing.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Rhona’s name may be made directly to the Town of Taber (please indicate for Taber Animal Shelter), A – 4900 – 50 Street, Taber, Alberta T1G 1T1.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778. Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.



It is with great sorrow and sadness that we announce the passing of Allison Jamie Marie Knowlton beloved daughter of Jamie Bastien and Julia Knowlton. She was called home to the be with the Lord on Monday March 26, 2018 at the age of 26 years at home surrounded by her family.

There will be a small prayer service held at the Snodgrass funeral home Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 6:00 pm, followed by two-day Wake service at Julia’s residence on the Piikani Nation commencing at 8:00 pm. Funeral services will be held at the Piikani Nation Community Hall, Brocket, Alberta on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 1:00 pm. Interment to follow at the Piikani Nation Cemetery.

Snodgrass Funeral Home

assisting the Knowlton family with funeral arrangements,

(403) 627-4864.

John Beall

1925 – 2018

Mr. John Beall of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Vera Beall, passed away at Good Samaritan’s Society Park Meadows Village on Monday, April 2, 2018 at the age of 92 years.

Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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


CARL PETERSON, age 96 of Calgary, Alberta passed peacefully away on April 2, 2018. Funeral Services will take place at 1:00 PM on Monday, April 9, 2018 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Royal Oak Chapel located a 81 Royal Elm Drive NW, Calgary. There will be a Visitation one hour prior to the service.


After a life well lived, Jiro Sasaki gently passed on April 2, 2018 in Lethbridge, Alberta at the age of 95 years.

Jiro was born in Clayburn, BC on January 4, 1923, the second of six children. He is predeceased by his wife, Mae, his brother Nobuo, his sister Yoshiye and his parents Riichi and Misako Sasaki. He is lovingly remembered by his daughter, Janice, his son-in-law, Rob as well as his sisters, Alice Ohashi, Tomi Hisaoka, Amy (Ken) Kurio along with many nieces and nephews that he so enjoyed visiting.

Jiro was relocated to Alberta in 1942. Upon his arrival, Jiro found work with the Wilde family in Welling. He often shared many fond memories of the time he spent there. Jiro and Mae married in December 1950. With his brother-in-law, George Ikebuchi, they operated Chinook Service; first in Barnwell and then later in Taber until 1984. As an employer, Jiro was fair, kind and generous, believing in the potential of every person he met. Jiro was rarely seen without Mae and the two took up many activities such as curling, gardening and skiing. He continued to golf well into his nineties. Jiro had many lifelong friends, appreciating the correspondence that their friendship brought.

Jiro had the ability to make everybody feel welcome and was very outgoing, relishing the company of his family and friends. He will be missed and his memory cherished by all.

A Memorial Service for Jiro will be held at Buddhist Temple of Southern Alberta on Friday, April 6, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Friends may meet with the family prior to the service from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

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

WHITEHEAD, Ruth ‘Elaine’

December 14, 1924 – March 30, 2018

Ruth ‘Elaine’ Whitehead was born December 14, 1924 east of Claresholm on her grandfather’s farm and passed away peacefully on March 30th, 2018 at the Claresholm General Hospital. She is survived by her two children, Brenda Whitehead and Daniel (Elaine) Whitehead, and one grandchild Amanda Grant. She was preceded in death by her husband Bud, parents Lula and Paul Lepard, and sister Dorothy Nowlin.

Elaine loved music, dancing, gardening and growing beautiful flowers and was well known for the delicious chocolates she made and sold every Christmas with her husband. She was an active and dedicated member of the LDS church and she spent many happy hours researching genealogy.

Elaine was a loving wife, a devoted mother and grandmother, and she will be deeply missed by all the people’s lives she touched. She will be remembered by those who knew her as a kind and humble person, willing to help and care for others.

A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, April 6, 2018 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (4924-3rd Street East, Claresholm, Alberta). The Relief Society Room will be open at 1:00 pm for those who wish to pay their respects and meet with the family. In lieu of flowers, donations in Elaine’s memory may be made directly to the Claresholm General Hospital Palliative Care Committee in care of the Claresholm and District Health Foundation (P.O. Box 2638, Claresholm, Alberta T0L 0T0).

Arrangements entrusted to Willow Creek Funeral Home, Claresholm. Tel: 403-625-3212.

Condolences may be forwarded to the family at


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