January 16th, 2021

SATURDAY, June 9, 2018

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on June 9, 2018.

Cecil Wiest

1926 – 2018

Cecil Robert Wiest, our family patriarch, passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Center in Lethbridge on June 6, 2018 at the age of 91.

He is survived by his loving wife Louise (nee Wilson); daughter Judy (Duff) Dunsmore, Tracy (Jessica), Joline and Paxton, Steve, Pierce, Tyra and Jadyn, Craig (Bobbie) and Mikayla; son Ken (Judy) Wiest, Jeff (Kim) and Falon, Kimberly Merkl and Olivia, and Stuart (Anita) Selby. He is also survived by his brother Phil and several brothers and sisters in law.

Cecil was predeceased by his loving wife of 62 years, Olivia; his daughter Linda; his parents, Edith and Clarence Wiest; mother and father in law, Rakel and Rasmus Hobberstad; along with numerous siblings, brothers and sisters in-law, nieces and nephews.

Cecil was a people person; he enjoyed a good conversation and loved a great debate. His love of community led him to enter politics in 1965 when he became the councillor for Division 6 of the M.D. of Taber. He became the longest running councillor in Alberta serving 15 terms and 46 years, retiring when he was 84, however his passion was farming and family. He and Olivia moved onto their farm in 1952. He worked hard and he loved every minute of it, reluctantly retiring at almost 90. His family was so important to him and he enjoyed family gatherings and watching the family grow. In 2012 he married Louise Wilson and entered upon a new journey in his life, less worry about work and a little more time for fun.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 7:00pm and 8:00pm on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4 Street South, Lethbridge.

A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm on Monday, June 11, 2018 at the ENCHANT COMMUNITY HALL, 127 Center Street, Enchant, with Mr. Ray Speaker, officiating. Interment will follow in the Enchant Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make a donation to the Enchant Community Association, Box 1921, Enchant, AB T0K 0V0, to the St. Michael’s Palliative Unit at St. Michael’s Health Centre at 1400 9 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4V5 or to a charity of your choice.

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MARGUERITE “MARGE” ROSE GARNER (formerly Derksen, née Turski), wife of Royston Garner of Lethbridge, fought but lost her brave battle against cancer at the St. Michael’s Health Centre on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at the age of 78 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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Phyllis  Janke
1927 ~ 2018
Phyllis Janke of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of Clarence Janke, passed away on Monday, June 4, 2018, at the age of 91 years. Phyllis is survived by two sons, Tom Glynn of Warner and David Glynn of Saanichton, BC; three daughters, Donella Glynn  of Lethbridge, Brenda (Chris) Sande of Rocky Mountain House, and Paulette (Randy) Konynenbelt of Nobleford; nine grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Donald Glynn of Warner in 1979; parents, Francis and Edith Perra of Red Deer; son-in-law, Randy Konynbelt; sister Hazel Baker and three brothers, Melvin, Frank and Ross Perra. Phyllis was born in Coronation, AB on March 12, 1927 and received her education in Veteran, AB and worked on the family farm. She also worked in Castor Covenant Hospital until 1946 and in 1947, Phyllis moved to Warner, AB where she worked in the General Store until 1948. She married the manager, Donald Glynn and together they owned and operated the Store and raised their five children until 1969 when they sold the Store and moved to Lethbridge, AB. In October of 1982, she married Clarence Janke of Walsh where together they operated the family farm in the Graburn district until 1998 when they retired to Medicine Hat. A Private Graveside service was held at Hillside Cemetery.  (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at http://www.cooksouthland.com)    Honoured to serve the family is Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta. Phone 1-403-527-6455

KAETHLER, Luella Helma

(nee Penner) November 18, 1941 –

Coaldale, Alberta June 5, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Luella Helma Kaethler of Calgary, passed away on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at the age of 76 years.Besides her loving husband, Rudy, Luella is survived by her three sons and two daughters-in-law, Neil, Richard and Judy and Stanley and Kirsty; four grandchildren, Alexandra, Daniel, Andrew and Sonya; and her four brothers, Wilfred, Victor, Waldo, and Harold. Luella was predeceased by her oldest brother Ernest. Condolences may be forwarded through

http://www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In living memory of Luella Kaethler, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB, T2X 3J3, Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.

Kathleen Frances Cook

(nee Powell)

1926 – 2018

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing on Tuesday, Jun 5, 2018 of MRS. KATHLEEN FRANCES COOK (nee POWELL) beloved wife of the late Charles H Cook of Picture Butte at her home in Fairmont Park Extendicare in Lethbridge. She had recently celebrated her 92nd birthday. Kathleen was born 19 May, 1926 on the Powell family farm in Battersea district southeast of Iron Springs. She was the second child of James Henry Powell and his wife Edith Fanny (nee Horwood). She was raised on the family farm and attended the nearby Battersea one room school. At age 21, she married Charles H Cook Jr. in Lethbridge on 3 Jun 1947. They built a house on the nearby Cook Bros. farm where they raised their 2 sons. In 1967, Kathleen and Charles retired to a home on Highway Ave. in Picture Butte. In Nov 2003 she moved for a short time to Piyami Manor in Picture Butte followed by longer stays at Piyami Lodge and Piyami Place. In March, 2011 Kathleen moved to Fairmont Park Extendicare in Lethbridge where she has remained under their excellent care for the last 7+ years. As well as her parents James and Edith Powell, Kathleen was predeceased by her husband Charles in 1994, two sisters, Mildred Perry and Marjorie Hudson and two brothers, Trevor (Jim) Powell and Clarence Powell. Kathleen will be sorely missed by her loving family: sons Bill Cook (Linda Sands) of Calgary and Roy Cook (Trish Cullen) of Lethbridge; four grandchildren: Tracey Bryan (Brad) of Bend, Oregon, Christie Wall (Brent) of Pueblo, Colorado and Jason Cook (Corrine) and Carey Martens (Jason) both of Lethbridge and 11 great grandchildren: Samantha, Elise, Ethan and Abby Bryan, Elizabeth, Alexander, Victoria and Katherine Wall, Hunter and Gemma Martens and Dylan Cook. She will also be sadly missed by her sister Mrs. Helen Davies of Lethbridge and brother Willard (Bill) Powell and his wife Isabel of Calgary, brother-in-law Oliver Perry of High River, sister-in-law Dorothy Powell of Creston, BC along with numerous nieces and nephews on both the Cook and Powell sides of her family. The family wishes to especially thank the wonderful staff at Fairmont Park Extendacare who have lovingly cared for Kathleen in her most challenging years. Thanks also to the staff at Piyami Lodge and Piyami Place in Picture Butte, as well as Dr. Mohammed in Picture Butte and Dr. David Stewart in Lethbridge. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at 1:00pm on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at MARTIN BROTEHRS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4th Street South, Lethbridge, AB. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, with Reverend Glenda Wert, officiating. Interment to follow at Archmount Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society at #40, 1202 – 2nd Ave S., Lethbridge, T1J 0E3 or any other charity of your choice.

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Keith Robin

1926 – 2018

Mr. Keith Robin of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Jean Robin, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, June 8, 2018 at the age of 92 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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Hilda Marie Tripp (nee Joyce)

November 9, 1940 – April 21, 2018

Hilda passed away suddenly at Chinook Regional Hospital on April 21, 2018.

A Celebration of Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Saturday, June 9, 2018, at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Glenda Wert officiating.

Following the Celebration of Life, a reception will follow at Cornerstone Funeral Home. Hilda will be laid to rest at the Archmount Cemetery following the reception.

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