By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on May 25, 2018.
MR. JOHN “JACK” CARTER, beloved husband of the late Irene Carter, and father, grandfather and friend, passed away peacefully with his family by his side at St. Therese Villa on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the age of 83 years.
Jack is survived by his daughter Lisa, son in-law Dean and grand children Forrest, McKenzie and Chance and numerous nieces and nephews, sister in-law and cousins.
Besides his wife, he is predeceased by his parents Cheley and Alice Carter, brother Ben Carter, sister Joan Whitte and twin brother and sister.
Jack was born on February 6, 1935 at Passburg (Hillcrest), Alberta. At a young age, he moved to Lethbridge and on his second day there, met Al Mervyn who became a beloved friend of over 65 years. He loved cars and worked at Enerson Motors, where he met his wife of 55 years. He worked for another 32 years at the Lethbridge Correctional Centre until his retirement.
Jack loved all sports, especially hockey and baseball, but nothing made him smile more that supporting and cheering on his grandchildren at their sporting events. He loved fishing with family and friends and played racquetball well into his 70’s. He wintered in Mesa, Arizona for over 20 years where he golfed, hiked and made many new friendships over the years.
Jack was a man of few words but when he spoke it was from the heart, he will be deeply missed by his family, friends and everyone who knew him. We are blessed to have had him in our life and know that he is now in a better place.
A Celebration of Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, June 1, 2018 at 12:00 Noon with Reverend Eva Stanley officiating.
Jack will be laid to rest with his wife Irene in a Private Graveside Service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jack’s memory to the Alzheimer Society, 740 – 4 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0N9, or to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 210D – 12A Street North, Lethbridge, AB T1H 2J1.
To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com
1925 – 2018
It is with heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of Olga Viola Dawson on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at the Chinook Regional Hospital.
Olga will lovingly be remembered by her children, Reg, Jim (Nancy), and Judy; her precious grandchildren, Libby (Trevor), Jeff (Abby), Tim (Ally), Jamie (Kim), Krista (Vince); dearest great grandchildren, Hailie, Tighe, Briley, Quinn, Lucas, Rowan, Brady, Brodie, Maggie, Ezra and dog, Trixie. She will also be missed by her siblings, Marie, Goldie (Andy), Austin (Edith), Linda, Diane (Erik), brother-in-law Wayne and her extended family.
She was predeceased by her beloved husband John, her parents Peter and Kirstine Jorgensen; sisters Virginia, Loretta, Erna, and Elsie; and her special neighbour and friend, Helen Schuler.
Olga was born on November 20, 1925 at the family farm in Iron Springs. In 1950, she left the farm life to settle in Lethbridge. Here she met John and shortly thereafter, they married and started their family; whom she devoted her life to.
She was the proud daughter of Pioneers, learning the value of hard work, honesty, and fairness. She devoted her entire life to her family; passing down cherished family traditions and love of family.
In accordance with Olga’s wishes, her family will hold a private Memorial in Celebration of her Life. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial donations to Wood’s Homes, 312 3 St S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 1Y9.
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It is with great sadness the family of Gail Alberta Hadley (nee Smith) announces her passing on May 17, 2018 after only one day at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Unit in Lethbridge. She was 79.
Mom was born in Calgary on March 26, 1939, but she was raised in Berwyn, AB. She married a banker and that set her on a course of numerous transfers that would take them to Calgary, Red Deer, Claresholm, Camrose, Wetaskiwin and Ft. Macleod.
The simple things in life made Mom happy. She enjoyed her crosswords, gardening, curling, golfing – oh, how she loved to golf – and playing her piano. Mom always had time for a coffee and loved visiting with her friends, especially her life-long friend, Arlene, with whom she shared many memories and much laughter.
Most of all, Mom loved her family. She said all she ever wanted was to be a Mom and she was a great one. She loved visits with her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and her brothers and sisters-in-law. She was also happy to spend every day with her furry best friend, Ceba.
In 2011, illness led her to Lethbridge to live with her youngest daughter. After an initial diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, she beat it for 6 years and made the most of her time, appreciating every day.
Mom will be dearly missed by her children, Gene Evans of Lethbridge, Randy (Jackie) Hadley of Hamilton and Deb Hadley of Lethbridge. She is also survived by her grandchildren Aaron and Cameron Evans of Lethbridge, Amanda (Steve) Everett of Calgary, Nicholas Hadley of Calgary, Jessica and Lauren Wallace of Hamilton and her great-grandchildren Ciel and Odin. Mom is also survived by her brothers Art (Ella) Smith of Spruce Grove and Douglas (Janet) Smith of Berwyn.
Mom was predeceased by our Dad, Jim, and her parents, Art & Dorothy Smith.
Even though Mom spent the last years of her life in Lethbridge, she always considered Ft. Macleod home. Keeping with her desire that no one make a fuss, Mom asked to have a family service with no funeral.
For those wishing, in lieu of flowers, Mom would appreciate any donations being made to the Ft. Macleod Handibus Society, Box 881, Ft. Macleod, AB T0L 0Z0. Condolences can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Daniel “Danny” Riopel
1979 – 2018
Mr. Daniel “Danny” Riopel of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Louise Riopel and loving father to Carter and Taya, passed away on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at the age of 39 years.
Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.
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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.