January 19th, 2021

FRIDAY, June 15, 2018

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on June 15, 2018.


DICK ADACHI passed away suddenly in Lethbridge on Monday, June 11, 2018 at the age of 83 years.

Dick is survived by his siblings, Audrey (Walt – deceased) Shimozawa of Burnaby, BC, Kiyo Adachi, Roy (Nancy) Adachi and Fumiko Adachi, all of Lethbridge, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents, Yoshikuni and Yoshiko and siblings, Miyoe (Sadaharu) Okuda of Japan and Jim (Naomi) Adachi of Lethbridge.

Dick was born in Vancouver, B.C. and was employed by the City of Lethbridge for many years. We will miss his quiet, gentle nature and beautiful smile.

A Private Graveside Service will be held at Mountain View Cemetery.

If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society: #40, 1202 – 2 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0E3.

The family gratefully declines kodan.

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Anne Chiswick

1923 – 2018

Mrs. Anne Chiswick of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Les Chiswick, passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Health Centre, on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at the age of 95 years. Born, raised and educated in Eastbourne, England, Anne Mary Gander came to Canada at the age of 23. She was the youngest of 8 children. Anne had served in WAAF 1941-1945 where she met and married Derek Martin. In her younger years, Anne enjoyed bowling, curling, and golfing. She was a beautiful knitter. Her afghans, baby blankets, sweaters and baby booties were family treasures. Later in life, she kept busy doing 1000 piece jigsaw puzzles and crosswords. Anne worked at Mayfair Vogue Ladies Wear for 9 years. Here she learned to dress immaculately from head to toe. This would include earrings. Being fiercely independent, Anne walked or took the bus everywhere, in any kind of weather. She loved her bus drivers as well as bus passengers and shared stories over coffee with many of them. Friday hair appointments were sacred and white wine was a dietary staple. Some of her happiest years were spent with her 2nd husband, Les Chiswick. They were married in Hawaii in 1982 and continued a happy life in Lethbridge. Les and his daughter Marianne completed her family. Sadly, Les passed away in 1986. We will miss our little red headed spitfire. Her spirited walk and quick wit will be remembered by all who knew her. Anne will be lovingly remembered by the Dale Martin family. Kay, Elizabeth (Gord) Jong; Dale Jr. (Colleen) Martin; Cathie Martin (Brian) Weersink and their families: also her beloved step daughter Marianne McBride of Calgary. Anne is predeceased by 4 sisters and 3 brothers all of England. Those who wish may make donations in Anne’s name to the St. Augustine’s Piano fund. Family and friends are invited to pay their final respects between 6:00pm and 7:00pm at MARTIN BROTHERS FUNERAL CHAPELS, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00PM on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at ST. AUGUSTINE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, 411- 11 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta with Canon Allan McCuaig, officiating. Cremation will be entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels. Anne will be laid to rest beside her loving husband the late Mr. Les Chiswick in the Mountain View Cemetery, Field of Honour.

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Dr. Keith Robin

1926 – 2018

Dr. Keith Victor Robin, beloved husband, father and grandfather, died in Lethbridge on Friday, June 8, 2018, at the age of 92. He is survived by his wife, Jean, and by his children and their families: Bruce and Sandra Robin of Cochrane, and their sons Colin Robin of Calgary and Cameron Robin (Jessica Bateman) of Cochrane; David and Laura Robin of Ottawa, and their daughters Emily Robin (Jordan Sauer) of Vancouver, and Jessica Robin of Toronto; and Joan and Gerald Rogers and their son Gerald Rogers, of Lethbridge. Keith also leaves his sister and brother-in-law, Jeanette and Bryan Liden, of St. Albert, and their family, as well as his cousins, Lois Powell of Victoria and Ron Robin of Ottawa and his family.

Keith was born in Lethbridge on May 7, 1926, to Fred and Ivy Robin, and spent his childhood in Lethbridge, Calgary, and Edmonton. In 1951, after each completing education degrees at the University of Alberta, Keith and Jean Black were married, and they moved to Southern Alberta, where they both began teaching at Barrhill School. Keith served as principal at Turin, and then taught in Lethbridge at Hamilton Junior High School and LCI. In 1966, Keith finished a Master of Education degree at the University of Colorado, and in 1967 he began work at what was then Lethbridge Junior College as Director of Continuing Education. In 1972, Keith completed his Doctor of Education degree at the University of Colorado. He remained at the college as Dean of Instruction and later as Vice President Academic and, after retiring in 1983, he became the director of the College Foundation. In 1987, after more than 10 years on the University of Lethbridge Senate, Keith was appointed Chancellor. He was awarded an honorary Doctorate from the U. of L. in 1992.

Keith was a willing and dedicated volunteer in his community. He spent many hours working for the Kiwanis Club of Lethbridge, the Lethbridge and District Music Festival, the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Science Alberta Foundation, and many other organizations. In 2009 he was honoured as Lethbridge’s Citizen of the Year. Keith and Jean have been members of McKillop United Church since 1957, and Keith served his church as Treasurer and as a Trustee.

Keith loved golf, and spent many happy days at Magrath Golf Club. He was a long-time Hurricanes fan, and also enjoyed gardening, and watching baseball and curling. He liked to travel whenever he could, and was always ready to go for coffee. Keith lived his life with enthusiasm and energy, and we will miss him.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm on Monday, June 18, 2018 at McKILLOP UNITED CHURCH, 2329 – 15 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Reverend Trevor Potter officiating. A private family burial will take place in the Mountain View Cemetery.

Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, charitable donations may be made to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation (P.O. Box 2211, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4K7) or to McKillop United Church “Growing the Dream” Fund (2329 15th Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 0X5).

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

A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, June 15, 2018 at 7:00 P.M. with Cybele & Francis Noronha officiating.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. with Father Kevin Tumback, Celebrant.

A Reception will follow at the German Canadian Club, 902 – 6 Street North, Lethbridge, AB.

In lieu of flowers, and in memory of Marge, donations may be made to St. Michael’s Health Centre, 1400 – 9 Avenue South, T1J 4V5.

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June 14, 1941 – June 13, 2018

LORETTA JUNE JACOBSON, beloved wife of Milton “Jake” Jacobson, passed away peacefully at the Raymond Hospital, on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at the age of 76 years.

Besides her loving husband of 41 years, Loretta is survived by her son Lenny, her two grandchildren Patrick and Shiela and one great-grandchild Adron.

At Loretta’s request, no formal funeral service will be held.

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VERNA MAY KELLER, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at the age of 86 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced once completed.

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DALE WESLEY MORDEN passed away during the early morning of Sunday, June 10, 2018 in Lethbridge at the age of 75 years, following a resilient five-year fight against cancer.

Dale was born to George “Buster” and Sara Morden on March 3, 1943, and he is survived by his wife, Ingrid, along with his children, Karen (Mark), Michael (Traci and grandchildren Zachary, Reid, and Beck), Carisa, Chris, and Tim (Chelsey).

Throughout his life, Dale was a farmer and a dedicated educator, spending 36 years working as a principal within Lethbridge School District #51 and impacting the lives of students and colleagues throughout his career before retiring and continuing to devote his time to farming.

He will be forever remembered for his kind and humble nature, his strength and work-ethic, his ability to talk to anyone, his near Jeopardy-level wealth of knowledge, and particularly for his dedication to his family as a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

Special thanks to Dr. Shukkoor, Dr. Brigden, and the caring and compassionate staff at Jack Ady Cancer Centre, 4C, and Palliative Care.

A Celebration of Dale’s Life will be held at MCNALLY COMMUNITY CENTRE, Township Road 82, Lethbridge, Alberta on Saturday, July 7, 2018 between 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. on a drop-in basis.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Jack Ady Cancer Centre, c/o Chinook Regional Hospital, 960 – 19 Street South T1J 1W5.

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HARTLEY PHILLIPS, beloved husband of Marlene Phillips, passed away suddenly at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at the age of 81 years.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society: #40, 1202 – 2 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 0E3.

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Margaret (Marge) Richardson, beloved wife of the late Bus Richardson of Picture Butte, Alberta passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on June 9, 2018 at the age of 91.

Marge is survived by her children: Terri (Kelly) Chrupka, Scott Richardson and family, Jody Good, Paula (Jim) Forbes, Laurie (Les) Wieland, Wade and Carrie Richardson, 14 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren, one sister: Peggy Richardson, 2 brother-in-law’s: Carl Richardson, Ralph Richardson and one sister-in-law: Mary Richardson.

Marge was born Aug 21, 1926 in Worthing, Sussex England and then made her journey to Canada as an English war bride in 1946.

She arrived in Halifax after travelling 2 weeks across the Atlantic on the Aquitania. From there, she travelled across Canada by rail stopping in Montreal ad Medicine Hat. Bus picked her up from the Hat in a Model A Ford. They settled in Raymond, followed by Stirling, Pikani, Iron Springs, Park Lake, and finally residing in Picture Butte for their retirement years.

Marge loved kids and cared for many as if her own. She had trouble saying no to anyone in need. Those who knew her as “Mum” or “Grandma” were truly blessed and their lives enriched. She taught the skills of life by her actions and her honest blunt approach instilling confidence in many.

The Piyami Manor became home after Dad’s passing where she made many good friends, including the health care workers who cared for her. Mum was so grateful for these individuals. Without a doubt, Marge Richardson will be missed by many for years to come.

Marge’s wish is for a private graveside service. Arrangements to be made at a later date.

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Robert Kingston

1943 – 2018

Robert Kingston of Coaldale shuffled off this mortal coil on June 10, 2018. There will be no funeral.

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CHRISTIAAN “CHRIS” VANDER WAL, beloved husband of the late Bess Vander Wal, passed away in Lethbridge on Thursday, June 14th, 2018 at the age of 68 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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