July 16th, 2018

THURSDAY, April 12, 2018


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on April 12, 2018.

ADAMSON

It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Shirley Ann Adamson, loving mother of Camille (Bradley) Richards and beloved Gran of Briggs & Reegan Hall-Thomsen, Dylan and Robyn Richards. After a short battle with cancer Shirley passed away on April 1, 2018 surrounded by family and friends at the Chinook Regional Hospital at the age of 61.

Shirley is survived by her father Cleve Adamson, her three brothers David, Rick (Shelley) & Kevin Adamson and her four nieces and nephews Amanda, Brittney, Thomas & Brady Adamson.

She was predeceased by her mother Mona Adamson and her step-mother Charlene Adamson.

Shirley thoroughly enjoyed the outdoors and loved camping, working in her yard, trips to Waterton and family gatherings of any sort. She was obsessed with owls and all things zebra print, but it was no secret her greatest loves were her grandkids.

Shirley left her friends and family with many wonderful memories and she will be loved and missed by all who knew her.

A Celebration of Shirley’s Life will be held on Saturday April 14, 2018 at 2:00 p.m at the STIRLING LDS CHURCH – 413 3 St, Stirling, AB T0K 2E0, with a luncheon to follow.

Anyone wishing to send flowers may send them to the LDS church in Stirling the day of the funeral.

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


BLAIR, Marion “Mimi” (nee Zahn)

Mimi passed away peacefully surrounded by family on April 10, 2018 in Victoria, British Columbia. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Dean; her children, Jeff (Debbie), Ed (Grace), Bill (Andrea) and Rebecca; 8 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; 2 sisters; nieces and nephews, and her two cats.

Mimi was born on December 4, 1936 in Wausau, Wisconsin. In 1951 she graduated as a pediatric nurse. On April 9, 1960 she married Dean in Wisconsin, where they resided for ten years. The family took the plunge and moved to Lethbridge, Alberta in 1970. Mimi raised her children and worked as an educational assistant until 1995 when she and Dean retired in beautiful Victoria. She enjoyed nature and hiked regularly. Her gardens, both indoors and out, were spectacular. Mimi loved children and was a wonderful mother and grandmother. The family wishes to thank Dr. Brookfield, Dr. Gainor, Dr. Seth-Smith and Dr. Troughton who cared for Mimi.

A Celebration of Life will be held in the Sequoia Centre at McCall Gardens, 4665 Falaise Drive, Victoria, on Friday, April 13, 2018 at 9:00 am, with Dr. Grant Gainor officiating. A Memorial Reception to follow the ceremony. In lieu of flowers please donate to your local SPCA. Condolences may be offered to the family at http://www.McCallGardens.com.

McCall Gardens of Victoria, BC

1-800-870-4210


Frank Bogusky

1940 – 2018

Mr. Frank Junior Bogusky passed away peacefully on Monday, April 2, 2018 at the age of 77 years. Frank was lovingly cared for by the staff of St. Michael’s Palliative Care team and his loving daughters until his passing.

A Celebration of Franks Life will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday April 14, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street S., Lethbridge, AB.

Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to St. Michael’s Health Care Foundation, 1400 – 9 Avenue S., Lethbridge, AB, T1J 4V5 or to the Canadian Cancer Society, Suite 300, 55 St. Clair Avenue W., Toronto, ON, M4V 2Y7.

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


Margit Burns

1930 – 2018

Mrs. Margit Burns, beloved wife of the late Mr. John Burns and devoted & loving mother of Roger and Dianne, passed away peacefully in Pincher Creek on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at the age of 87 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, April 13, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, AB., with Pastor Andrew Craig officiating. Interment will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects one hour prior to the service from 1:00pm to 1:45pm.

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


CHARLESWORTH

HELEN CHARLESWORTH (née Aitken), beloved wife of the late Albert Charlesworth, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at the age of 90 years.

Helen is the loving mother to Keith Charlesworth of Lethbridge, AB, George Charlesworth of Abbotsford, BC, Dale (Jo-Ann) Charlesworth of Creston, BC, Mark (Debi) Charlesworth of Welling, AB and Shelly (John) Guelly of Westlock, AB. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, her sister Bev (Len) Herring and her son-in-law Ken Norman.

She was predeceased by her husband Albert, her daughter Donna, her daughters-in-law BJ and Sharon and her siblings: Kay, Ron, Sheila and Gail.

Helen was born in Lethbridge in 1927. She lived in Barrhill until 1968 and Picture Butte until 2013, before eventually returning to Lethbridge where she resided at Black Rock Terrace until her passing. She was a proud member of the Happy Old Timers in Picture Butte. Helen’s hobbies included golfing, camping, and she loved travelling to new places with her friends and family. Her grandchildren were her passion and the most precious things in her life. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

The family would like to extend a thank-you to the staff at Black Rock Terrace, the nurses and doctors on 3C at the Chinook Regional Hospital, as well as Renae Peterson for all of their heartfelt care and compassion to Helen.

A Celebration of Helen’s Life will be held at the LETHBRIDGE SENIOR CITIZENS ORGANIZATION, 500 – 11 Street South, Lethbridge, AB on Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M., with a tribute to Helen being given at 2:00 P.M.

In lieu of flowers and in memory of Helen, donations may be made to any charity of your choice.

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


Brock D. Owen Hirsche

1992 – 2018

Brock D. Owen Hirsche, beloved son of Tim and Sharla Hirsche, passed away on April 8, 2018 at the age of 26, after a courageous battle with Testicular Cancer.

Brock was born February 3, 1992, and was raised in Lethbridge, Alberta. Most people knew Brock for his athleticism. Brock’s love of sports was instilled in him by his parents from a young age. He was the biggest fan, always enthusiastically cheering for his favorite teams. Growing up, Brock spent much of his time with his cousins, his friends, and his neighbors, the Foders, who were like family to him. The Hirsche’s had Brock on the golf course by age 3, where they spent countless hours together as a family. Brock was also an avid sport statistician – he knew every stat of every player, in every sport, in every league. Brock will always be remembered for his gift of knowing everyone’s birthday, often before even meeting them.

At the age of 17, he packed his bags to play for the WHL’s Prince George Cougars, where he was eventually named captain of the team. Prince George became his home away from home. Billet parents, Keith and Cathy, and Frank and Cheryl, warmly welcomed Brock into their respective homes. His biggest fans Tim and Sharla never missed a game, tuning in online or travelling with hockey friends to be at the games. Brock battled through numerous shoulder surgeries over the course of his hockey career. When his injuries prevented him from playing, he was the obvious choice to assist the coaches or provide colour commentary. On or off the ice, Brock was a natural leader – he had an ability to inspire, support, and comfort those around him, and made everyone feel like his best friend.

Following his years in Prince George, Brock returned home and enrolled at the University of Lethbridge. He suited up for the Pronghorns Hockey Team, where naturally, he was named captain in his third season. During this time, in January of 2016, Brock was diagnosed with Testicular Cancer and successfully underwent a variety of aggressive treatments and surgeries.

Since he was a boy, Brock was also known for making the most exceptional blizzards at the southside Dairy Queen so when he was healthy again, Brock used his Dairy Queen savings to purchase a house. It was at this time, he met his angel Sydney Riglin, and they enjoyed several healthy months together before Brock’s cancer returned in the fall of 2017. In February 2018, after unsuccessful treatments in Calgary, Brock made the brave decision to end his treatments, return home, and spend his remaining time with Tim, Sharla, Sydney, and close family and friends. In true Brock fashion, he spent some of his final days setting up a legacy fund with the University of Lethbridge so that future young athletes will receive scholarships for years to come.

Brock is survived by his parents Tim and Sharla; partner Sydney Riglin; grandparents Dan and Pat Peters; uncles and aunts Shane (Lora) Hirsche, Brent (Bonnie) Hirsche, Danny (Wendy) Peters, and Betty Hirsche; and many cousins, friends, teammates, and coaches.

He is predeceased by his grandparents Dewaine and Lila Hirsche; and uncle Gordon Hirsche.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 6:00pm and 8:00pm on Thursday, April 12, 2018, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4th Street South, Lethbridge, AB.

A Celebration of Brock’s Life will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, April 13, 2018, at NICHOLAS SHERAN ICE ARENA, 401 Laval Blvd W, Lethbridge, with Pastor Mark Dyck officiating.

As per Brock’s request, please wear a jersey of your choice, if available to you.

Flowers are gratefully declined, but for those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Brock Hirsche Pronghorn Hockey Award. Donations can be made online at gohorns.ca/for-brock.

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


Bob Dick
1945 – 2018
On Wednesday, April 4, 2018 Robert William Dick, passed away peacefully at Clearview Lodge in Taber at the age of 73 years.
A private burial service will be held at the Vauxhall Cemetery prior to the funeral service.
The Funeral Service will be held at the Vauxhall Legion, 217 – 5 Street North, Vauxhall on Friday, April 13, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


John Wipf
1944 – 2018
John E. Wipf, passed away in Taber on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at the age of 73 years.
The Funeral Service will be held at the Ponderosa Colony, Grassy Lake on Friday, April 13, 2018 at 12:00 P.M. Burial to follow at the Ponderosa Colony Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


Ethel Ruth Langridge

1920 – 2018

The family of Ethel Ruth Langridge of Lethbridge is sad to announce her passing at St. Michael’s Health Centre on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at the age of 97 years, just one day after what would have been her 76th wedding anniversary. (Ethel was predeceased by her best friend, soul mate and husband, Bert, in 2011).

Ethel was born in Romford, Essex, England on April 28, 1920. During World War II, she met a young Canadian soldier (Bert), and in 1942 they were married. Following the war, she and their first child arrived in Canada to begin a new life in Lethbridge. Ethel and Bert shared a romance and marriage that would last for 69 years, and they were absolutely inseparable, walking kilometers every day, holding hands wherever they went.

Ethel is survived by her daughter Jean (Bill) Gordon; grandchildren David (Shelley) Dragland, Gary (Sandy) Dragland, Deb Dragland, Jeff (Bonnie) Gordon, Rob (Wendy) Gordon; son-in-law Dave Dragland; granddaughter-in-law Tracy Dragland, and grandson-in-law Mike Kennedy; fourteen great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

All members of her large family including her niece, nephews and their families loved her beautiful smile (which often attracted fellow bus passengers to come up just to speak with her), her ability to give each family member her full and individual attention and love, her outstanding skill as a listener which enhanced her reputation within the family as an excellent “detective”, her far reaching knowledge of and interest in the world around her from current politics to social media, and the fact that they all agree that she had the family’s most amazing memory, even at the age of 97 years. (“Nanny, when is x’s birthday again?”)

In addition to her husband, Bert, Ethel was also predeceased by her parents; her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Pete and Eileen Langridge; daughter Ruth Dragland; grandson Brent Dragland; and great-great grandson, Baby Bryson.

A private family graveside service will be held at a later date.

The family would like to thank the wonderful and caring staff of St. Michael’s Palliative Care unit who made Ethel’s final days comfortable, peaceful and filled with love. Their support made a difficult time far less difficult for all the members of Ethel’s family as we travelled with Ethel on her final journey.

In lieu of flowers or other similar tributes, the family requests that donations be made to the St. Michael’s Health Care Foundation, 1400 – 9 Avenue S. Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 4V5, or to a charity of one’s choice.

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


Logan Boulet

1997 – 2018

With immense sadness we announce our hero, Logan Alexander Boulet, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 7, 2018, due to injuries sustained from the Humboldt Broncos tragic bus crash.

Born on March 2nd, 1997 in Lethbridge, he was the son of Bernadine and Toby and the brother of Mariko. Logan attended Dr. Probe Elementary, G.S. Lakie Middle School, and Winston Churchill High School. Sports were a huge part of his life as he played hockey, rugby, badminton, soccer, and curling growing up. He spent his last three hockey seasons playing in the Saskatchewan Junior ‘A’ Hockey League. Logan started as a Kindersley Klipper and continued the majority of his career as a Humboldt Bronco. He was accepted to attend the University of Lethbridge this fall, following the footsteps of his parents and older sister. He was seeking to be an educator like his mom and dad.

Logan always wanted to be defined as more than just a hockey player. He was a son, a brother, a grandson, a nephew, a cousin, a best friend, a student, a teammate, an overall wonderful human being, and yes, also a hockey player. Logan will be remembered as a creative soul who loved adventures both in his own backyard and across the world. He was drawn to art and music and took time to look, listen, and create with his talents. He was a quiet guy, yet never failed to light up the room with his quick wit. He is remembered by those who knew him best for his antics to bring laughter to any moment in time.

He will be joining great-grandparents, great aunts and uncles from the Boulet and Higo families, beloved life mentors, as well as teammates and staff of his Bronco Family.

He is loved by so many and will be incredibly missed.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 7:00pm and 9:00pm on Friday, April 13, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, AB.

A Celebration of Logan’s Life will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at NICHOLAS SHERAN ICE CENTRE, 401 Laval Blvd. W., Lethbridge, AB.

For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to Kidsport – Logan Boulet Fund (Lethbridge & Taber Chapter), 1001 – 3 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB., T1J 0J3.

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


Nelson, Toni

1945-2018

Toni Lynne Nelson, of Lethbridge, Alberta, passed away peacefully Friday, April 6, 2018 at Monterey Seniors Village in Calgary, Alberta. Toni was born May 3, 1945, in Tremonton, Utah to Ford and Marcella Jeppson. She is survived by her children, Natashya Pippin and Justin Nelson; her grandchildren Dagan Nelson, Ava Nelson, Nakita Pippin; and by her sister and brother, Bonnie Lewis and Joel Jeppson. Toni was a successful and respected member of the Lethbridge professional community as a chartered accountant, business partner, and academic. She earned her Chartered Accountant designation in 1983, and her PhD in Accounting in 1991. Toni made Lethbridge her home and enjoyed a rich career at the university from 1991 to 2011. During her time there, she held the positions of Full Professor, Assistant Dean, and Acting Dean. In retirement, Toni was an avid gardener, dog-lover, voracious reader, and a deep-thinker. She was a dedicated and unconditionally loving mother. Her humour, warmth, and kindness were apparent to all who knew her. There will be a ceremony to honour and celebrate Toni’s life on Sunday, April 15, at 2 p.m. at Choice Memorial in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a charitable donation to: https://www.alzheimercalgary.ca/get-involved/donate-now


Richard Schultz

1934 – 2018

Mr. Richard Schultz of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Anne Schultz, passed away peacefully after a lengthy battle with MS on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at the age of 83 years.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am on Friday, April 13, 2018 at the COALDALE MENNONITE BRETHREN CHURCH, 2114 – 18 Street, Coaldale, AB., with Pastor Daron Blenkin officiating.

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

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