October 19th, 2020

TUESDAY, April 17, 2018


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on April 17, 2018.

BAKER

MELBA (WILDE) BAKER passed away peacefully on April 10, 2018 in Lethbridge Alberta, at the age of 96 years.

Melba was born in Lethbridge on March 7, 1922 and raised in Welling. Melba attended normal school in Edmonton and taught in Edson, Magrath, California, then to Polson, Montana until 1976. She then moved back to Canada where she taught in Warner until 1978. On August 28, 1978, she married childhood friend Bryan Baker, moved to Lethbridge, and lived there until her passing.

Melba loved her family and friends, and liked nothing better than sharing time with them. She enjoyed her grandchildren, games, old musicals, and conversation. She also loved gardening, crocheting, genealogical work, music, travelling with Bryan and her sons and participating in community plays. Her belief in the LDS religion was very important to her and volunteered for many positions throughout the years.

Besides her parents Floyd and Delecta Wilde, she was predeceased by her loving husband Bryan, her first husband, Roy Ackroyd, sisters Elaine Wilde, LaRee (Del) Low, Bernice Wilde, Marjorie Wilde, and a brother, Murray (Vonda) Wilde. She is survived by her sons, Alan (Virginia) Ackroyd, Richard (Valerie) Ackroyd, Stewart (Debra) Ackroyd, stepsons Bob (Gloria) Baker, Jim (Karla) Baker, John (Lynda) Baker, stepdaughters Kathy (Dave) Thomas, Carolyn Baker, Maude Baker and many grand/great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Words cannot express what a great person Melba was. She was a very loving, caring person, touched the lives of many, and will be fondly remembered by all.

A Funeral Service will be held in THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS, FAIRMONT CHAPEL 205 Fairmont Blvd S, Lethbridge, at 1:00 pm Friday April 20, 2018. The viewing will be held prior to the Service from 12:00 to 12:45 pm at the church with burial to follow at Temple Hill Cemetery in Raymond, Alberta.

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


EAGLE SPEAKER

LANCE DEVLON EAGLE SPEAKER, 39, son of Wanda Eagle Speaker & the late David Yellow Feet, passed away in Calgary on March 28, 2018.

A Wake Service will be at the White Calf Hall, Stand Off on Wed., April 18th from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve on Thurs., April 19th at 11:00 a.m.

Condolences may be sent

to: http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca


FAWNS

Mrs. June A. Fawns of Raymond, beloved wife of the late Mr. Reed Fawns, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at the age of 94 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am on Friday, April 20, 2018 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – KNIGHT STREET CHAPEL (260 E 200 N – Raymond, AB), with Branch President Lanny Howard, officiating. Respects may be made prior to the service from 10:00am – 10:45am.

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


Aiko “Betty” Tomiyama
1930 – 2018
Aiko “Betty” Tomiyama, passed away peacefully at the St. Teresa Place Care Centre in Calgary on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at the age of 87 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, 5009 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 7:00 P.M.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, 5009 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. 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.


Tom Kaga
1924 – 2018
Tamotsu Kaga, beloved husband of Lily Kaga (nee Taniguchi), passed away peacefully in Taber with family by his side on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at the age of 93 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Wednesday, April 18, 2017 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at the Buddhist Temple of Southern Alberta, 470 – 40 Street South, Lethbridge on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Besides Lily, his loving wife of sixty six years, Tom is survived by their daughter Vivian (Jeff) Beckingham of Spruce Grove; sons Bert Kaga (Danny Engleson) of Lethbridge and Jim (Marcy) Kaga of Taber; grandchildren Brandon (Jessica) Kaga of Wabasca, Kristy Kaga of Calgary, Matthew Kaga of Lethbridge and great grandchildren Mackenzee, Chesney and Akio Kaga of Wabasca. He is also survived by his brother Toshiki “To” Kaga of Toronto, Ontario and sister-in-law Yoshiko “Flo” Sameshima of Richmond, British Columbia and by numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his sons Raymond and Andrew; parents Natsugoro and Sute; brothers Kishio, Masaki, Reggie, Yas (Betty) and Yagi (Sally); sister Kimmio (Mickey) Terakita; sister-in-law Lil; nephew Keith Kaga; niece Carol Kaga; in-laws Sammy Sameshima and June (Bill) Taniguchi.
Tom farmed for thirty seven years and retired in 1990. He was an active member of the former Taber Buddhist Church and loved golf and curling.
If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers and Koden, memorial tributes in Tom’s name may be made directly to The Good Samaritan Society, Linden View, 4700 – 64 Avenue, Taber, Alberta T1G 0C6 or the Buddhist Temple of Southern Alberta, 470 – 40 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 3Z5.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


KITT

KATHERINE ANNE KITT of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at St Michael’s Palliative Care on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at the age of 55 years.

A Celebration of her life will take place on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at THIRD DAY GRACE CHURCH, #90 550 W.T. Hill Blvd. South, Lethbridge, AB at 1:30 PM. Condolences can be sent to http://www.evergreenfh.ca


MCDONALD

NEIL MATHESON MCDONALD passed away peacefully in Lethbridge on April 6, 2018 at the age of 85 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at ST. ANDREW’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 1818 – 5 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Hugh Jack officiating. A Reception for family and friends will follow in the Church Hall.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Pender, William Michael

March 15, 1929 – April 13, 2018

He is survived by brother Paul and sisters; Anne Marie, Nonie and Margaret. Bill was predeceased by his beloved wife Harriet and his parents, William Killoran Prendergast & Nora Benoit Prendergast and his brothers John & Joe.

A Funeral Service will be held at Peace Lutheran Church, ( 4304 – 2 Street West, Claresholm ) on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 2:00 PM.

Please donate to your favorite Christian Bible Camp or Humane Society.

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

Condolences may be forwarded to the family at

http://www.willowcreekfuneralhome.com


Dave Robertson
1927 – 2018
David Ritchie Robertson, beloved husband of Elinor Robertson (nee Rowley), passed away in Bow Island on the evening of Friday, April 13, 2018 at the age of 90 years.
A private burial service will be held at the Bow Island Cemetery prior to the funeral service.
The Funeral Service will be held at St. Andrew’s United Church, 139 – 2 Avenue West, Bow Island on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Besides Elinor, his wife of sixty-six years, he is survived by their three daughters: Sheila (Pat) Stearns of Seven Persons, Valerie Robertson of Lethbridge and Laurie (Robert) Cooper of Bow Island; four grandchildren Tammy (Peter) Poole, Chris (Suzanne) Stearns, Nicole Cooper and Tara Cooper; four great grandchildren Olivia Poole, Levi Poole, Kennedy Stearns and Tori Stearns. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Cassie Robertson of Tucson, Arizona and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parent, Barbara (nee Donald)  and Hugh Robertson; his wife’s parents Grace (nee McGhee) and Norton Rowley; brothers Donald (Jean) Robertson and Bill Robertson; sisters-in-law Adella (John) Deibert and Bunny Rowley; brothers-in-law Gordon (Jean) Rowley and Walter Rowley.
David was a respected businessman and farmer in Bow Island and area. As well, he was a charter and
life member of the Bow Island Lions Club and also served as the Lion’s International District Governor. He was also a long-time active member of the Bow Island Elks Club, Golf Club and Curling Club. His church, family and community were the focal points in his life. He took great pride and joy in all of them.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Dave’s name may be made directly to the St. Andrew’s United Church Memorial Fund, Box 36, Bow Island, Alberta T0K 0G0 or to the Pleasant View Lodge, Bag 6700, Bow Island, Alberta T0K 0G0.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


SCHULER

On April 12, 2018 at the age of 21, NEIL JOSEPH SCHULER passed away peacefully with his mother at his side at the Chinook Regional Hospital, just two doors down from where he was born.

He leaves to mourn his beloved mother Tammy, stepfather Mike McLaren, sister Nichole and brother Jessie. He will also be remembered by his biological father’s other children that he got to meet as a young adult: sister Layla Chicago (Tyler Warren) and her three sons as well as brother Raphael Chicago and sister Lacretia Chicago of Thunder Bay. He also leave to mourn grandfathers, George Schuler and Don Sponchia, grandmothers, Mary Haug and Gerry McLaren, as well as numerous other relatives who meant the world to him. We take comfort that Joey has gone to be with his father Karl Sponchia, grandfather Richard McLaren and his grandmothers, Rachael Oliver and Jean Schuler.

Joey struggled his entire life with his illness. He just wanted to be normal; be his own person. Through it all, Joey, was a happy-go-lucky person with an infectious laugh. If Joey was your friend, he was a loyal friend, a friend to the end.

Joey attended school at St Paul’s till age 11, at which time he moved to Slave Lake to live with his stepdad Mike, sister Nichole and brother Jessie. He moved back to Lethbridge and attended Victoria Park High School. Joey didn’t complete his schooling but was a very intelligent young man. He was extremely computer smart and able to absorb any subject he showed interest in. Joey spent his childhood playing Yu-Gi-Oh and Pokémon at Showcase comics on Saturdays.

Joey was the kind of guy you never forgot. He left a mark on all who crossed his path. Joey will always be remembered and loved.

A Celebration of his Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Monday, April 23, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. with a gathering afterwards.

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


 

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