January 22nd, 2021

SATURDAY, June 16, 2018

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on June 18, 2018.


CHRISTIAAN “Chris” Vander Wal passed away in Lethbridge on Thursday, June 14th, 2018 at the age of 68 years after a short battle with cancer.

Chris is survived by his daughter Sharon (Dave) Nieuwenhuis of Coaldale, sons Christopher (Kim) of Airdrie and Keith (Darlene) of Calgary. Chris also had 9 grandchildren – Joshua, Nathaniel, Sean, Sara, James, Anna, Matthew, Christianne and Bethelyn – and had numerous nieces and nephews.

Chris was predeceased by his loving wife of 48 years Bess, his parents Gerard and Ybeltje Vander Wal. Also, Chris was predeceased by his brothers Bert Vander Wal, John Vander Wal, Henry Vander Wal, and sister Lena Koiter.

Chris is survived by his sisters Minnie (Jack) of St. Catharines, ON, Elly (Pete) of Lethbridge, and sister-in-law Akkie of Lethbridge.

Chris spent many years in the mechanic’s field. At 22, he owned and managed his own garage in Stevensville, ON before moving to Alberta. Chris was working most recently for Auto Value until retiring in 2016. He could not do enough for his wife, children, and grandchildren. He had a great love for his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ which he passed on to his family.

Visitation will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 – Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, on Sunday, June 17th, 2018 from 8:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

Service details: A funeral procession will leave TRINITY UNITED REFORMED CHURCH, 1100 – 40th Ave. N., Lethbridge, on Monday, June 18th, at 10:20 A.M., and will proceed to the Royal View Cemetery for a 10:30 A.M. graveside service. A reception will then be held at the church from 11:00 A.M. to 12:40 P.M. A Service of Remembrance will follow at 1:00 P.M. Visitation, graveside, reception, and Service are all open to family and friends.

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

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.

Family and friends are invited to pay their final respects from 6:00pm – 7:00pm on Wednesday June 20, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS FUNERAL CHAPEL, 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 Chapel. Anne will be laid to rest beside her husband the late Mr. Les Chiswick in the Mountain View Cemetery, Field of Honour.

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Delia Plantinos

1945 – 2018

Mrs. Delia Plantinos of the Phillipines passed away suddenly on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at the age of 73 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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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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Helen Jorgensen

1920 – 2018

Mrs. Helen Eleanor Jorgensen of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Carl Jorgensen passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre on Friday, June 15, 2018 at the age of 98 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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Leo Palencia

1978 – 2018

Mr. Leo Palencia, beloved husband of Mrs. Ellen Palencia, passed away suddenly on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at the age of 39 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when 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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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.

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

Hilary Strikes With A Gun

It is with great sorrow and sadness that we announce the passing of Hilary Strikes With a Gun, beloved son of Mark and Blandine Strikes With A Gun, on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at the age of 54 years. He was surrounded by his family when he was called home to be with our Creator. A Prayer Service held at the Snodgrass Funeral Home on Monday June 18, 2018 at 12:00 noon with Peter Strikes With A Gun officiating, followed by a one-day wake at Gayle Strikes With A Gun’s home in Brocket. A Funeral Service for the late Hilary Strikes With A Gun will be held at the Piikani Nation Community Hall in Brocket, AB, on Tuesday, June 19 at 11:00 am with Fr. Roy Jayamaha, celebrant. Interment to follow at the Piikani Nation Cemetery.

Snodgrass Funeral Home

assisting the Strikes With A Gun family with funeral arrangements, (403) 627-4864.



Thomas (Tom) Frederick Hart, beloved husband to the late Grace Hart, passed away after a prolonged illness June 10, 2018 at 76 years of age. Tom was active in all aspects of scouting including planning international Jamborees for which he received the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal (awarded by the Governor General to those who contributed to public life). He loved politics and was an active member with the Conservative Party of Canada in both Calgary and Lethbridge. Tom was also very involved in the Anglican Church lay ministry. He enjoyed helping people and often gave rides in his favorite convertible to those needing transport to get groceries or to appointments and services. Tom spent most of his working life in the insurance industry including running Hart Agencies in Calgary. After retiring, he and Grace moved to Lethbridge where they were heavily involved in the Lethbridge Newcommers Club. Tom was born in Calgary to Edgar and Mary Hart and is survived by step children Joanne McLeay and Rodger McLeay: grandchildren Devin (Laurie) Linnington, Kristy Linnington and Dustin Linnington and great grandson Shayden as well as his uncle and aunt Don and Gloria Moore and several cousins and their families. Friends and family can pay their respects at the funeral service, officiated by Rev Steve Bateman, on Wednesday, June 20 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Augustine’s Church in Lethbridge; 411 11 St S. His ashes will be interred later in Calgary at St. Barnabas Church burial site next to those of his wife Grace who predeceased him in 2013.


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Maxine Ruth Wieler. Maxine was taken home to be with her lord Jesus on June 5th, 2018 Max was born in Portage la Prairie on April 11th, 1947 and passed away peacefully survived by her loving husband Gordon and her 3 children Angela (Kelly) Friesen, Andrew Wieler, and Robyn (Dan) Patterson, her 9 grandchildren whom she dearly loved and her sister Doreen Stewart. Predeceased by her mother and father Lena and Stanley Head, her sister Yvonne McCallum and her daughter-in-law Morgan Wieler. Max was raised in Sidney, Mb and married her grade school sweetheart on February15th, 1969. Their 3 children were all born in Manitoba then moved to Whitecourt, AB in 1978 where they raised their family. Maxine was fiercely dedicated to teaching her children about the love and compassion of God. She worked in her children’s school and later attended Lethbridge Collage where she received her diploma in Travel & Tourism. She loved to travel and over the years had many adventures. A celebration of life was held June 13th, 2018 at 2 pm at the Sidney Community Centre in Sidney, MB. Interment followed at the Sidney Cemetery. Donations in memory of Maxine can be made to the YWAM (Youth with a Mission) @www.ywam canada.org/donations.html. Please specify DTS Scholarship Fund. (Students in Need.)

Messages of condolences can be made online at

http://www.omegafuneralhome.com. Omega Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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