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TUESDAY, May 8, 2018

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on May 8, 2018.

Brent Botfield

1960 – 2018

Mr. Brent Botfield of Lethbridge, beloved partner of Mrs. Linda Hall Thomsen, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at the age of 58 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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Donald Grey Cressman

1930 – 2018

Grey Cressman, beloved husband of Carole, loving father of Kathy, David, Scott and Rob; Grandad to Jeremy (Lauren) and Brianna (Adrian aka ”Age”), died peacefully Saturday, May 5th at Fort Macleod. His memorial service will be held Thursday, May 10th at 11:00 am, at Christ Church, 320 – 21st Street, Fort Macleod. Memorial Donations if desired, to Fort Macleod Health Care Auxiliary, designated for Home Care Department, P O Box 1866, Fort Macleod, Alberta, T0L 0Z0. Condolences can be sent to condolences@edensfuneralhome.com

Joycelyn (Joyce) Noreen Duncan

July 25, 1931 – April 30, 2018

If you remember me,

I will be with you always.

For every time you think of me,

I will be right there in your heart.

It is with great sadness that the family of Joyce Duncan, announces her passing on April 30, 2018. Joyce fought a valiant fight with cancer and died with the grace with which she lived her life. Her spirit is carried on by her children, Mark (Sue), Kim (Lorie), Tracy (Rick), and Lake (Anita). She is also survived by ten grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, two siblings, and an extended family of dear friends and acquaintances. Joyce was predeceased by her parents, Margaret and Charles Russell, her husband, Robert (Bob) Duncan, her daughter, Bonnie, her brother, Freeman, and her sister, Edith.

Mom, Gramma, GG, Aunty, Joyce was an original. She loved celtic music, bagpipes, shopping, decorating, cooking, fancy shoes, gardening, baking, red wine, dog walking, renovating, cooking shows, hard work, helping others, and angels—each and every one of you. Joyce was unique in that she measured the success of her life, by her devotion to loving and caring for others. Joyce was happiest when she was making other people happy. Whether it was baking something yummy, sending a card, bundling a package of treasures, Joyce always found a way to touch the hearts and lives of others. While it was a joy to receive a delicious banana loaf, a surprise to receive a musical card, or a delight to open a package of goodies, Joyce’s true gift was that she made each of us feel like the most special person in the world.

Joyce’s selfless determination to care for others can be linked to her sense of exactitude in living life. In her view, life was not an ordinary pursuit; rather, it was through the pursuit of everyday ordinary activities that one’s life was extraordinary. Some would say she had a work ethic, but she had, more accurately, a life ethic. She made a habit of working hard every day. Her persistent efforts and sacrifice allowed her to raise a large family when times were lean. Joyce, alongside her husband, Bob, braving all weather and life conditions, ran a successful renovation and siding company. Along the way, as there is in life, there were obstacles. Some days, Joyce had no idea how she was going to do it, but she always got it done. With the ups and downs of life, Joyce found joy in the ups and courage during the downs. Of lessons learned from Joyce, the most powerful is that success—in family, life, and work—requires hard work, persistence, sacrifice, and most of all, loving what you do, and loving those you do it with.

While the sun has set for our beloved, Joyce, let each day moving forward be graced with the light and warmth she brought into each of our lives. To honour our mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, and dear friend, live life well. Treasure each day and love each other. Our time on this earth is short, but our memories long. Remember Joyce, because she always remembered you. She loved each and every one of you—dearly. Remembering Joyce will be easy, missing her will be difficult. While the days ahead are sad ones, remember to smile when you think of Joyce, because, most certainly, she is smiling back at all of us.

Please join family and friends in celebrating Joyce’s life at Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home, 703 – 13 Street, North, Lethbridge, AB., at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, May 12, 2018. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Canadian Cancer Foundation.

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

Rose Hunt
1923 – 2018
Rose Loretta Hunt (nee Cherwinski), born in Lethbridge on May 5, 1923, passed away peacefully in Okotoks on Friday May 4, 2018 at the age of 94 years.
The Funeral Service will be held at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Wednesday, May 9, 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.
Rose is lovingly remembered and survived by her five children Bob Hunt, Barrie Hunt, Beverley Miller, Kristine McKay and Greg Hunt as well as numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her loving husband of sixty six years, Stanley Rupert Hunt.
Rose was a registered nurse and dedicated her life’s work to all health services.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Rose’s name may be made directly to a charity of one’s choice.
The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to the Revera Heartland Okotoks and all the excellent caregiver’s, doctors and nurses who have helped Rose over the many years.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

Richard Kelly

1931 – 2018

Mr. Richard Kelly passed away peacefully in his sleep, at Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at the age of 86 years.

Richard was born on April 17, 1931 to his late parents, Amelia Lucinda (Biggs) and Evan Harold Kelly in Elnora AB.

Always a passionate card player, Richard started playing cards at a young age with his 4 siblings: Elden Kelly, Marion (Gordon) Watson and his late brothers Evan and Kaye (Francis) Kelly. He loved to boast that he taught all of his children how to count by playing “Cribbage”. He thoroughly enjoyed his online game of “Hearts”. He relaxed by having coffee with friends and discussing news or sports. Richard loved driving long distances and never found a road trip he didn’t enjoy.

Early in his career, he worked at the Imperial Bank of Commerce as a bank teller, then later throughout Western Canada as salesman. At age 36, he returned to school to earn his BEd at U of A and started teaching Business Education classes in Calgary. He always stressed the importance of education to his family and students.

A long-time teacher (and snappy dresser) Richard believed in demonstrating the importance of coordinated business attire for his students — even matching his belts, shoes and choice of pen.

Richard will be sadly missed by his beloved wife, partner and best friend, Grace McPike-Kelly. After retiring, they moved to sunny Lethbridge and thoroughly enjoyed their busy days. When faced with any challenge, they always resolved it together, smiling and enjoying a good laugh.

Richard was a loving (and very proud) father to his children: Laurie, Janet (Clint) Cameron, Michael (Natasha) and Katherine. He adored his 3 grandsons: Jonathan (Elaine) in Toronto, Brandon and Nathan Cameron in Calgary. Richard was amazed by his 3 granddaughters: Alexandra, Keira, and Mikayla in Calgary. And, equally delighted by his 3 great-grandsons: Harrison, Owen and Bennett in Toronto. His large extended family plus many dear friends are mourning their loss of a dear, kind man.

Please join his family for a Celebration of Life at 2:00pm on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 St. S, Lethbridge, AB. Refreshments to follow.

If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Richard’s memory to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, Box 2211, Lethbridge, AB., T1J 4K7 or their website at http://www.heartandstroke.ca/get-involved/donate or a charity of your choice supporting youth education.

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LAYTON, Joan Eileen (nee Smith)

December 14, 1925

– Greenwich, England

May 3, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Mrs. Joan Layton of Calgary passed away on May 3, 2018 at the age of 92 years.

Funeral Services will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Panorama Chapel (155 Panamount Blvd NW, Calgary) on Friday, May 11, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Taber Memorial Gardens, Taber, AB on Friday, May 11, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through http://www.mcinnisandhollo way.com.

In living memory of Joan Layton, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, CALGARY, AB, T2E 2V6, Telephone: 403-276-2296


KIMIE KAY MORIYAMA passed away peacefully at the Foothills Hospital (Calgary) with her family at her side on April 30, 2018 at the age of 93 years.

She is survived by her children Calvin and Janice. She is also survived by her sister Toshiko Hase and brother Hiroshi and numerous nieces, nephews and their families.

She is predeceased by her husband Kiyoshi, father Ichiji and mother Haru Urano, brothers Yoshiharu (Tamiko) and Shigetoshi (Masako), sister Shigemi (Satsuki) Nagata and Shizuka, brother-in-law Shoji Hase, sister-in law Gwen Urano and niece Christine Urano.

Kimie was born in Queensborough, BC and was evacuated to Alberta in 1942. She married Kiyoshi in 1950 and worked on the sugar beet farms in Southern Alberta. Eventually they purchased the farm in Picture Butte and worked there until their retirement to Lethbridge in 1993. After retirement, she enjoyed her gardening, golfing and travelling with the family. She recently moved to Calgary to be closer to her children.

At Kimie’s request, a Private Family Service was held on May 7, 2018.

Flowers or koden are gratefully declined.

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JOANNE SMALL LEGS, beloved wife of the late Jimmy Small Legs, passed away at the Fort Macleod Extendicare on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at the age of 74 years.

A Family Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 9:30 A.M., after which there will be a funeral procession out to ST. PAUL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH on the Piikani Nation for the Funeral Mass at 11:00 A.M. A Wake will follow at Joanne’s home on the Piikani Nation and will carry on through the night.

A Funeral Service will be held at the PIIKANI COMMUNITY HALL on the Piikani Nation on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 11:00 A.M., with a public viewing before the service at 10:30 A.M. Joanne will be laid to rest after the service at the Small Legs Family Cemetery.

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Brenda Wieland

1952 – 2018

It is with immense sadness that we announce the passing of Brenda Kay Wieland on May 2, 2018 at the age of 66, in Lethbridge. Beloved wife of the late Brian Wieland, she is survived by her loving daughters Sherry Wieland (Doug Kemsley), Melanie (Kevin) Winters, and Kimberly (Steven) Wise as well as precious grandchildren Mason, Jada and Ashton Winters. She is also survived by brothers Russell Silsbe (Judie), Lynn Silsbe (Sharon), Larry Silsbe (Gloria) and Barty Silsbe, brother in-law Les Wieland (Laurie), sisters-in-law Gloria Wieland and Debbie (Brent) Dustin, numerous nieces, nephews and many other relatives.

Besides her husband, Brenda is also predeceased by her parents, Lawrence and Martha Silsbe, sister Sharon Silsbe, in-laws Martin and Helen Wieland, brother-in-law Edward Wieland and numerous aunts and uncles.

Brenda was born in Lethbridge and grew up in the Barhill area with four brothers and one sister who passed away when Brenda was six years old. Growing up with four brothers, she learned how to be tough and resilient at an early age. She loved time spent with her mother cooking, baking, canning, gardening and helping out with the many jobs that needed to be done on the farm. She also enjoyed time outdoors riding her bike and swimming in the canals with her dad and brothers always nearby.

Brenda married her high school sweetheart Brian in 1970 and started a family, with Sherry arriving in 1970, the first grandchild born on both sides of the family. At 18, Brian and Brenda were young parents and often said they all grew up together. Melanie was born in 1975 and Kim completed the family 15 months later in 1976. Brenda was a devoted mother who stayed at home to raise her daughters and was constantly on the road driving them to sporting activities, 4-H, church activities and anywhere else they needed to be, often being mistaken as their sister. She also helped out on the farm providing meals at harvest and maintaining her flower beds. When the girls were a bit older, Brenda worked in a variety of retail jobs, managed a video store and most recently worked in registries.

Family was the most important thing in Brenda’s life including her cherished grandchildren. Though life handed her very difficult health issues she persevered through them with a strong will to live. She and Brian enjoyed visiting friends, going for drives, playing games, going on holidays and time spent with their grandchildren.

A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00pm on Friday, May 11, 2018 at SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH, 1011 4 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB, with Reverend James Grunden, officiating.

A Private Family Graveside Service will be held in the Archmount Cemetery.

Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada, 119 14 St NW #200, Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6.

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