October 24th, 2020

FRIDAY, May 18, 2018


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on May 18, 2018.

KATHLEEN COLLIN

1928-2018

Mrs. Kathleen Collin of Diamond City, beloved wife of the late Merton Collin, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, April 13, 2018 at the age of 89 years.

Kathleen is survived by 5 daughters – Elizabeth (Elwyn) Holmberg, Karen Collin, Shirley Mireault, Lorna Wall and Danni (Michael) McKenzie.

She will be sadly missed by 11 grandchildren especially Jacinda Knowles traveling from The Bahamas with her children Anjaleah, Taylor and Anthony Jr. who have never seen Canada or snow.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the Diamond City Hall, Diamond City, AB.

Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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Shirley De Jager

1942 – 2018

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Shirley Ann De Jager (nee Thompson) at the Raymond Health Centre on May 17, 2018 at the age of 76 years.

Born in Portsmouth England on May 2, 1942 to a Canadian soldier and his English bride, Shirley and her twin brother came to Canada at the end of WWII. Shirley was well known for her wit and outspokenness as for her love of animals and will be truly missed by all who knew her.

As per Shirley’s request, a private ceremony will be held at a future date.

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TOTH

EILEEN TOTH passed away unexpectedly at the Good Samaritan Garden Vista in Magrath, on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at the age of 96 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced once completed.

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HARRIS

Dr. William Gordon “Bill” Harris, DDS, 62, from Magrath peacefully passed away Friday, May 11, 2018 in Lethbridge after a nine-month battle with cancer.

Born September 2, 1955 in Ottawa, ON to Lewis Harold Harris and Deon (Strate) Harris, Bill, spent his younger years in Ottawa but moved to Lethbridge as a teenager where he graduated from LCI. Bill went on to receive his undergraduate and dental degrees from the University of Alberta.

Soon after beginning his lifelong passion in dentistry, Bill was sealed to his eternal love Wendy Lynn Baker, in the Cardston Temple on a typical windy southern Alberta day. Bill and Wendy eventually planted roots in Magrath where they raised five children: Matt (Casey, RDH) Harris, DDS, Brett Harris, DDS, Melia (David) Lewis, RDH, Seth Harris, and Taite Harris.

Bill had many passions in his life but family, dentistry and his faith were the greatest. Dr. Harris was a dentist who always strove to provide the best care and was always looking to teach. At 19, Bill taught the gospel to the people in the Switzerland-Geneva Mission as missionary for the LDS Church. With an unshakable faith in his Father in Heaven, Bill knew he’d be able to see his family again and that his body would be made whole after this battle.

Bill is survived by his wife, children, four grandchildren and siblings. He’s preceded in death by both of his parents and his brother Ronald.

Bill loved life. Outside of dentistry and the gospel, Bill never missed a chance to watch his Blue Jays, catch a hockey game or take to the golf course with his wife. He loved learning and family history.

Lastly, Bill loved his sleep. And for those who knew him, 10:30 was as sacred. So, to end, we say, “it’s 10:30 somewhere, Dad. Rest well and we’ll see you soon. We love you.”

A Graveside Service will be held at 12:00pm on Friday, May 18, 2018 in the Magrath Cemetery.

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


GAETZ

It is with profound sadness that the family of Mrs. Margaret Gaetz of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Peter Gaetz, announces her peaceful passing at St. Michael’s Palliative Unit, May 13, 2018 at the age of 89 years. Margaret leaves to mourn her sister Jean Koskoski, brother Johnny Franceschi, children; Lynel (Carol), Cindy Gaetz (Chris Haney), three grandchildren; Cory Gaetz, Carly-Ann Haney (Robert Horlacker) and Curtis Haney (Annariikka Virtanen) and numerous nieces and nephews.

In celebration of Margarets’ life, a private family service will be held.

Donations and flowers are gratefully declined.


McCAGHERTY

Mrs. Louella Eileen McCagherty, beloved wife of the late Vernon Alexander McCagherty, passed away on Monday, May 14, 2018 in Edmonton, Alberta.

Friends may meet with the family on Friday, May 18, 2018 at Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home, 703 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. A Graveside service will follow in the Archmount Cemetery, West Lethbridge.

To send condolences,

please visit http://www.generationsfh.ca


McCUTCHEON

Mr. John Malcolm McCutcheon, it is with profound sadness we say farewell to our beloved John who passed away suddenly just before his annual visit to Vancouver for the Christmas Holidays.

John was born in Lethbridge on May 22, 1952 to Dr. John Sr. & Helen (nee Furnell) McCutcheon. He was a loving, kind and caring person who put family first in his life.

John attended school in Lethbridge, graduated in Honors Physics from the University of Alberta and earned his masters degree in Nuclear Physics from the University of Toronto. He was an avid reader, loved the outdoors and enjoyed hiking, camping, and skiing. John had a successful career in Calgary for many years. He found pleasure in upgrading his home and landscaping his yard. After suffering from a severe and crippling depression, John moved back to Lethbridge. Although John was not able to go back to his professional work, he volunteered at the Ability Bottle Depot in North Lethbridge. John regularly visited with his sister Judy in Athabasca, enjoyed holiday dinners with his niece Nicole in Medicine Hat and visited his sisters Linda & Jane in Vancouver. Once every summer he would travel to Bamfield on Vancouver Island where he enjoyed family gatherings and fishing.

John is survived by his sisters Jane McCutcheon (Manfred), Judy Stady & Linda Hill (Dan), nieces and nephews Steven Stady (Tonya, Oliver, Glynnis), Nicole Barabe (Stephane), Tim Hill (Brittany), Katie Hill (Ian), Astrid Gradlmiller and Max Gradlmiller.

A Celebration of John’s Life will be held at 3:00pm on Tuesday May 22, 2018 at the SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH CHAPEL – 1011 4 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB.

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


MEED

DONNA ELAINE MEED, beloved wife of Gary Meed, of Monarch, passed away suddenly at home surrounded by her family, on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at the age of 75 years.

Arrangements will be announced once completed.

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EVA PENGILLY

1922 – 2018

Our dear Eva passed away peacefully in her sleep at St. Therese on May 13, 2018. She was 96 years of age.

She was predeceased by her husband, Dan Pengilly, her son Richard Pengilly and her daughter-in-law Lee Pengilly.

She is survived by her daughter Diane (Ian) Reed, their children Kurtis (Lisa) Reed, Kristin (Brad) Gathercole, Karen Reed and Kent (Kristin) Reed; her son Ben Pengilly, his children Carrie Pengilly and Daniel (Katie) Pengilly; Gordon Pengilly (Connie Zerger) and her son Doug (Elaine) Pengilly and their children Nick and Skyler Pengilly. She is also survived by 7 wonderful great grandchildren.

Eva was born in Blackie, Alberta in 1922. She married Dan in 1945 and they farmed outside of Stirling for about 40 years. Even though she as the mother of five children, a farmer’s wife and an active member in her church and community, she still found time to be the full-time secretary of the Stirling School.

She was a kind, generous and funny person who will be fondly remembered by her grandchildren as “Hummy”. We always felt that she was our favorite comedian. She was renowned for being able to feed the multitudes at a moment’s notice. Eva was a very staunch supporter of her sons in high school basketball and infamous for giving the refs a hard time. Dan would have attested to that!

A graveside service for immediate family will be held at the Stirling Cemetery.

Friends and family are invited to a Memorial Service at 2:00pm on Saturday May 19, 2018 at the LDS FAIRMONT CHAPEL- 205 Fairmont Blvd S, Lethbridge, AB.

The family wishes to thank the staff of St. Therese for their wonderful care and consideration. They all knew Eva by name and treated her with dignity.

In Lieu of flowers, feel free to make a donation to the charity of your choice on her behalf.

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


Sheila Ryan

Mother, Grandmother,

Sister, Aunt

1934 – 2018

Mrs. Sheila Ryan of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Ed Ryan, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, May 11, 2018, at the age of 84 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Shelly Dawn Bassett officiating.

A private family interment will be held in the Mountain View Cemetery.

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


Alice Saunders
1929 – 2018
Alice Saunders, beloved wife of the late Gordon Saunders, passed away in Taber on Monday, May 14, 2018 at the age of 88 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Taber Stake Centre, 4709 – 50 Avenue, Taber on Friday, June 1, 2018 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. and also at the church prior to the funeral service on Saturday, June 2, 2018 between 10:00 A.M. and 10:40 A.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Taber Stake Centre, 4709 – 50 Avenue, to Taber on Saturday, June 2, 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.


SCHERLOSKI

1937 – 2018

RONALD BERNARD SCHERLOSKI, beloved husband of the late Marjorie Scherloski, passed away peacefully with family by his side at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, May 14, 2018 at the age of 80 years.

Ron leaves behind his son, David (April) and children, Ronald, Bryan (Kelsey), Lauren (Andrew), Keith & Jordan; daughter, Joan (Bruce) Brownell and children, Jenna (Matt) Waters, Kimberly (Carl) Hansen, Michael (Heather) Brownell and great-grandchildren, Emily Brownell and Amelia Waters. Ron also leaves his siblings, Wilma, Clara, Lorraine (Victor) Kowalke, Margaret Sparrowhawk and Gordon (Mary-Ann), his uncle, Mike, various cousins and numerous nieces, nephews and their respective families.

Ron was predeceased by his wife, Marjorie, parents, Louie and Pauline, brothers-in-law, Danny Sparrowhawk and Clifford Prince, sister-in-law, Mary Prince and great-nephew, Tyler Soke.

Ron was born and raised in the Langenburg, SK area on a farm. Ron married Marge on October 6, 1959 and they moved to Alberta. They lived in Lavoy where Ron managed a grain elevator. He left Lavoy and began his journey in the hotel business with the Heisler Hotel. They took a leap to Lethbridge where he bought the York Hotel, started Royal Taxi and even went into the restaurant business with Sherlock’s Den. Ron also managed the Alec Arms Hotel for a period of time. They moved to Bow Island when he purchased the hotel there and then to High Level where they bought the Hotel and a Motel. In 1980, they settled back in Lethbridge. Ron had learned every skill there was from caring for the hotels, so he started his business, Ron’s Repair. He built a new home and later purchased the home that him and Marge lived in until now, along with some apartments and did some amazing renovations. David started Sherlock Homes and the two of them spent many years working together. Around 2013, Marge needed Ron’s care, so he began spending more time with her and slowly retired. Ron’s main priority now was Mom, his grandchildren, crib games, time at the Casino, coffee with his buddies and never saying no to running errands for David. Ron and Marge loved to travel; Saskatchewan, Hawaii, Mexico, Las Vegas, Wendover, a camping trip across Canada in 1985 and camping with his children. Right until the time of his passing, Ron loved to watch and encourage his children and grandchildren if they were painting their homes and doing renovations. You could also find him in a hole that had been dug for a new house, plumbing the initial services.

Ron will be dearly missed by all those that knew and loved him.

Ron’s family wishes to thank the paramedics who responded to his home on May 10 and helped get him safely to the hospital, to the staff in the ER Dept., and especially to the staff in the ICU. There were many moments of hope in his last few days where Ron was able to communicate his desire to fight and carry on, but ultimately the years had taken their toll and it was time to say good-bye. The nurses and staff in the ICU showed Ron and his family compassion, dignity and respect in his final days. THANK YOU.

A Celebration of Life will be held at SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH, 1011 – 4 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Eva Stanley officiating.

Ron will be laid to rest at St. Wenceslaus Cemetery in Gerald, Saskatchewan at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 119 – 14 Street N.W. #200, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1Z6.

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


Vlado Smiljanec

1956 – 2018

Mr. Vlado Smiljanec of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at the age of 62 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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Joyce Kathleen Stannard

1927 – 2018

Mrs. Joyce Kathleen Stannard (Earwads) of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Anthony (Tony) Stannard, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 14, 2018 at the age of 90 years.

Joyce was born on June 16, 1927 in England. She married Tony in 1946. She and Tony, with their son Barry, emigrated to Canada in 1957. She worked diligently to make a new home here. She held several administrative positions and, for a time, owned and operated a Vanda Beauty Counselor franchise in which she travelled over much of southern Alberta.

She and Tony liked to travel, making trips to England, Bermuda and Hawaii. For many years Joyce enjoyed RVing, especially camping in Many Glacier National Park. She hiked and fished with family. Joyce was an avid knitter and made many fine garments for herself and family. She often knitted for charities in Lethbridge.

Joyce is survived by her son Barry (Mavis); grandchildren Katherine and Anthony (Nanda) Stannard; great granddaughters Joyce and Vidya; as well as several nieces nephews and their families in England.

Joyce was predeceased by her husband Tony, her parents George and Florence Edwards, of England, and all her siblings.

Honoring Joyce’s wishes there will be a private family service. Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

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ZAPPONE

September 13, 1959 to May 12, 2018

MARIA TERESA ZAPPONE passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital at the age of 58 after a courageous battle with cancer. She is survived by her mother, Esterina Zappone; her sister, Filomena (David) Dowell, and her brother, Francesco (Tracy) Zappone, of Lethbridge. She is also survived by her nephews, Robert Dowell, Giuseppe Zappone, Marco Zappone, and Andrew (Brooke) Dowell, as well as her dog, Ted. She was predeceased by her father, Giuseppe, and her sister, Mirella.

Maria grew up in Lethbridge and attended the University of Lethbridge, the University of Alberta, and the University of Perugia in Italy. She was a dedicated teacher and amazing friend whose joy was the company of those around her. Her career took her to Taber, Medicine Hat, and most recently St. Francis Junior High School in Lethbridge, where she taught until early this year.

Maria was a passionate supporter of the arts and an advocate for social justice. She was a constant traveler, visiting many places throughout North America, Europe, and the Middle East. She will be missed dearly by all who knew her.

A Prayer Service will be held at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH – 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, May 18, 2018 at 7:00 P.M. with Deacon Cliff Bogdan officiating.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback celebrating. Interment to follow in Mountain View Cemetery.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Those wishing to make a memorial donation in Maria’s honour may do so to the Community Foundation of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta, Unit 50, 1202 2nd Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 0E3.

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

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