October 22nd, 2020

WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on April 18, 2018.

Doug Donaldson

1950 – 2018

Mr. Douglas “Doug” Keith Donaldson of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Laurie Donaldson, passed away on Thursday April 12, 2018 at the Chinook Regional Hospital at the age of 67 years.

Besides his loving wife Laurie, Doug is survived by his daughter Amberle Donaldson; brother Jim Donaldson; nephews Cory & Chris Donaldson; cousin Alan Wagner, as well as numerous other extended family.

A Graveside Service will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, April 20, 2018 at the MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY, 1210 Scenic Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta. Due to construction at the main cemetery gates, we ask that all family and friends meet at Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels, 610 – 4 Street South, at 12:45pm and together we will proceed to the Mountain View Cemetery.

A Celebration of Doug’s Life will be held at 2:00pm on Friday April 20, 2018 at the LETHBRIDGE CHRISTIAN TABERNACLE, 1805 – 9 Avenue North, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Pastor Frank Allen officiating.

In lieu of flowers, for those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Lethbridge Christian Tabernacle, 1805 – 9 Avenue North, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1H 1H8 or http://www.thetab.ca.

“Please no suits & ties. Come share my last pot of coffee because I AM GOING HOME!”

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


DWYER

Patrick Charles Dwyer of Lundbreck, AB, left this earth too suddenly for us on April 9, 2018 at the age of 70 years. He leaves behind his loving wife Linda of 48 years, his children, Lana Halvorson (Byron) of Foremost, AB, Theresa Hann (Stuwart) of Lundbreck, AB, and Willard Dwyer (Patricia) of West Kelowna, BC. As well as his grandchildren, Ashley and Candace Halvorson, Danielle and Zackery Hann, Avaya and Kinley Dwyer. Pat is survived by sister Mary Rigby (Douglas) of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia; David Dwyer (Helen) of Calgary, AB; and Susan Aris (Terry) of Ecuador. Pat was predeceased by his father George Willard Dwyer; mother, Rachel Margaret Dwyer; and niece, Robin Rigby.

Pat was born on October 24, 1947 in Pincher Creek, AB. He was raised north of Lundbreck on the family farm where he resided all of his life. He attended Livingstone School in Lundbreck and when he was able to get his drivers license he even drove the school bus while he was still attending school. While at school he met Linda and they were married on August 30, 1969.

After school Pat stayed at home to help run the family farm and was driven to do more. Pat purchased his 1st backhoe at the age of 18 and never looked back. He was passionate about work and tried many different ventures and succeeded in nearly all. Pat lived a big and bold life.

The driving force behind his work ethic was his desire to provide for his family to have every possible opportunity in life. As the grandkids arrived each and everyone of them became the apple of grandpa’s eye. He was very proud of all their accomplishments, big or small.

Pat enjoyed being active within the community and supporting anyone in need.

With his passing he has left a lot of us with a big hole…when we need something done we won’t have the option anymore to just call Pat.

A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 11:00am at St. Aidan’s Anglican Church, Nanton Street and Mountain Avenue, Cowley, Alberta. It has always been Pat’s wish that his service be held in St. Aidan’s Church. The family do not want to discourage anyone from attending the service, but seating is very limited in the church. To avoid the risk of having to stand outside you may attend the “Bun Struggle” beginning at 1:00pm at the Pincher Creek Community Hall, 287 Canyon Drive, Pincher Creek

Memorial Donations may be made to the Wilderness Ranch, C/O Ken Olson, Box 1804, Claresholm, Alberta, T0L 0T0 Or A charity of your choice.

Condolences can be sent to condolences@edensfuneralhome.com


ENTZ

SARAH G. ENTZ passed away at the Starbrite Colony on April 17, 2018 at the age of 85 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at STARBRITE COLONY, Foremost, AB on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 12:00 Noon, with an Interment to follow at the Starbrite Colony Cemetery.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


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.

Born May 30, 1923 in Cardston, Alberta to Moses Albert and Sarah Aurelia Garner Anderson in Cardston, Alberta.

June was the youngest of five siblings, all predeceased her, Lloyd (Mamie), Mabel (Robert) Salmon, Lynn (Rose), and Frank (Vesta) Anderson. Losing her father, due to an accident, at the age of 1 1/2 years and her mother, due to illness, at 10 years of age, June was raised by her aunt and uncle (Zina and William (Billy) Anderson in Raymond.

June served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Eastern Canada Mission from 1946 to 1948. On her way home, she was involved in an accident, that almost completely severed her wrist and hand, leaving her without much use of that hand. She faced her challenges with courage and faith. Miracles happened she said.

June was married to Reed Fawns in November 1952. Reed passed away in 1954. As Reed and June had no children, her nieces and nephews became her extended family, as did many of the children of the Town of Raymond, and special neighbours.

June worked at the Bank of Montreal in Raymond for 32 years as a trainer, stenographer, and teller.

June was very active in her church for many years and passed away with her strong testimony still intact. She served in the Cardston Alberta Temple for 12 years. She loved to travel and did so extensively.

Her energy and zest for life were evident in everything she did. She supported the many fund raisers the town held, the musicals, the programs, hating to miss anything. She loved her Comets and would go to meet the bus and tell them how good they had done, even when they lost. She considered them all family.

June knows she is in a better place now and wants each of us to know how happy she is to be there. She is complete and whole and back in loving arms.

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


HANZEL

April 9, 1920 – April 16, 2018

MARY HANZEL, beloved wife of the late Mike Hanzel, passed away peacefully, with family at her side at the St. Michael’s Health Centre, on Monday, April 16, 2018 at the age of 98 years.

Mary is survived by her son Dennis (Loretta) Hanzel and their children Ryan (Cindy) Hanzel {Matteo, Anthony and Emma} and Jewel (Travis) Peperkorn {Chloe}. Mary is also survived by her sister-in-law Mary Fury and numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband Mike, Mary was predeceased by her son Edward, sister and brother-in-law Rosalie (Andy) Lengyel, brother John Fury as well as two great-grandsons Max and Jack.

Mary had a great love for flowers and gardening of all sorts, her yard was a testament to this when she was able to care for it. She will be fondly remembered as a simple lady and also quite private and so at her request, no formal Funeral Service will be held, instead a Private Family Graveside Service will take place at Mountain View Cemetery.

The family would like to thank Dr. Greidanus and the team at St. Michael’s Health Centre for their outstanding care of Mary.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Linda Holst
1948 – 2018
Linda Florence Holst, passed away in Taber on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at the age of 70 years.
The Funeral Service will be held at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 1:00 P.M.
To view the complete obituary or to send condolences, please visit our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Linda’s name may be made directly to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 204, 2323 – 32 Avenue NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 6Z3 (http://www.diabetes.ca).
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.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


John Kleinsasser
1929 – 2018
John M. Kleinsasser, passed away at home on Monday, April 16, 2018 at the age of 88 years.
The Funeral Service will be held at the Evergreen Colony, Taber on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. Burial to follow at the Evergreen 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.


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.
She will be dearly missed by her four children Blake (Carole) Tomiyama of Calgary, Larry (Lucy) Tomiyama of Calgary, Chris (Heather) Tomiyama of Calgary and Ina Tomiyama of Calgary; grandchildren Stephanie, Melissa, Jessi (David), Jordan and Jarod. Aiko will also be fondly missed by her brother Bob Murakami; sisters Takaye (Aki) Tomiyama, Naomi (Mutsuo) Kuramoto; sisters-in-law Hobe Fujimagari, Sue Saruwatari, Shiz Tomiyama and Chizuko Murakami.
She was predeceased by Yuki Tomiyama, her husband of fifty six years; brothers Shinichi Murakami, Yoshimoto Murakami, Masamichi Murakami; sister Helen Fujimoto; brothers-in-law Jack Fujimagari, Mick Saruwatari, Yosh Tomiyama and Tats Fujimoto; sister-in-law Nancy Murakami
Aiko was born on August 24, 1930 in Steveston, British Columbia, the third of eight children. Her family was evacuated to Greenwood, British Columbia in 1942. The family returned to Japan in 1946, but Aiko returned to Calgary in 1950. She married Yuki Tomiyama in 1956 and together they raised their family in Taber. She moved to Calgary in 2013 to be closer to her family.
Aiko was a proud member of the St. Augustine’s CWL, the Momiji Dance group, and volunteered at the Taber Extended Care. She took great pride in her family and one of her greatest joys was spending time with her grandchildren.
If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers or koden, memorial tributes in Aiko’s name may be made directly to the Taber and District Health Foundation, 4326 – 50 Avenue, Taber, Alberta T1G 1N9.
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 CHURCH, #90 550 W.T. Hill Blvd. South, Lethbridge, AB at 1:30 PM. Condolences can be sent to http://www.evergreenfh.ca


 

LOW

Margarette J Low, beloved wife of James Paton Low (previously deceased) passed peacefully in Lethbridge on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Margarette married her high school sweetheart April 21, 1943. Together they had six children; Sylvia (Robert) Taylor, Jolayne (Dennis) Remington, Barbara (Wayne) Holt, Eric (Pam) Low, William (Shannon) Low and Kevin (Diane) Low. She is survived by 23 grandchildren, 52 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren.

Margarette was born June 1, 1922 in Magrath, Alberta to David Hutchison and Afton Lovina Keeler. David and Afton had 6 children together, Gean (Grant) Wheeler now deceased, Joseph (Katherine) Keeler, Lovina (Lowell, deceased) Frodsham, Ruth Ann (Bruce, deceased) Johnson, Karl (Norma) Keeler both now deceased.

She attended Normal School in Calgary after High School graduation to become a school teacher and then proceeded to teach in rural schools in Alberta. She was able to help support her growing family when Jim served in the Navy during the war and then as he completed his law degree.

Margarette and Jim lived in Edmonton, Calgary, and then after serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Las Vegas, Nevada Mission, moved to Magrath where they helped to care for Margarette’s aging mother.

While living in Edmonton, Margarette acquired her chocolate making skills and was known throughout Alberta for Margarette’s Hand Dipped Chocolate’s.

She was a devoted wife, homemaker, and was dedicated to serving in the church in many positions of responsibility, blessing the lives of many with her willing service.

Friends may meet family from 7:00pm – 8:00pm on Friday, April 20, 2018 at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13 St. N., Lethbridge, AB and as well as prior to the service from 10:00am – 10:45am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – FAIRMONT CHAPEL, 205 Fairmont Blvd. S., Lethbridge, AB. A funeral service will follow at 11:00am with Bishop Brett Hill, officiating. A graveside service will take place at approximately 2:30pm in the Magrath Pioneer Cemetery.

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


MARTIN

PATRICIA MILDRED MARTIN (nee Chinn) passed away peacefully in Raymond Alberta, on April 13, 2018 at the age of 73 years.

She is survived by her siblings, children, grandchildren, step-grandchildren, step-great grandchildren, grand fur-babies, and numerous extended family and friends.

She will always be remembered for her sense of humour, kindness and love.

A Memorial Service will take place at a later date in Newfoundland.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to any animal rescue, such as the Last Chance Cat Ranch (www.thelastchancecatranch.com)

To send a condolence, please

visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca


 

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