October 26th, 2020

WEDNESDAY, June 27th, 2018


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on June 28, 2018.

Vera Beall

1928 – 2018

Mrs. Vera Beall of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. John Vernor Beall, passed away at Good Samaritans Park Meadows on Sunday, June 24, 2018 at the age of 90 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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Margaret “Maggie” Gardin

1955 – 2018

Margaret Elizabeth Gardin, nee McGuigan, eternally loved wife of Gerry Gardin, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 21st, 2018 at the age of 62 years.

Brought into this world in Derry City, Ireland on October 2, 1955, Maggie (as she was so lovingly referred to) immigrated to Edmonton Alberta, Canada in 1959 with her parents and 4 of her eventual 7 siblings in the McGuigan Clan.

Maggie enjoyed her upbringing in Edmonton. Belonging to a close-knit family, you would rarely find her without the company of at least one of her siblings. Attending various schools and eventually graduating from O’Leary Composite High School in 1973, Maggie began working in the Traffic department and Billing office of Burns Transport in Edmonton. Soon after, opportunity would bring Maggie to Calgary, to continue working as a dispatcher for Burns.

It would be in Calgary that Maggie would come to meet the love of her life, Gerry. After a brief courtship that epitomizes love-at-first-sight, Maggie would endeavor to join Gerry, along with his two daughters, Angie and Ally, in Gerry’s native city of Lethbridge. From there they built on their family, welcoming two more daughters, Lindsey and Meagan, and creating a life so full of love, it could be felt by anyone who knew them.

Starting a day home would begin Maggie’s journey in working with children. In 1991 she would move on to be an integral part of Kiddly Winks Nursery School, and in 1995, Maggie embarked her 23-year long career, doing what she so passionately loved most, as a Special Needs Education Assistant at Father Leonard Van Tighem School. During this time, she would work to achieve her certification for the Special Needs Education Assistant program through LCC. Maggie was known to have special connections with each of the children she was blessed to work with, and each one held a special place in her heart.

Maggie was a remarkable wife and mother, and friend. Maggie’s life was nothing short of a loving and vibrant one. A sentiment shared by anyone who was gifted to have known her.

Maggie is survived by her husband Gerry, her 4 beautiful daughters; Angie, Ally (Nate), Lindsey, and Meagan (Lyndsy) and one cherished grandson; Kian. She is also survived by her parents Pat and Mary McGuigan, 3 brothers; Hugh (Anna), Liam (Francine), and Kevin (Nadine), and 3 sisters; Cathy (Dave), Marie, and Eileen (Chris). Also surviving Maggie are her father and mother-in law Ezio & Sophie Gardin, brothers-in-law Ezio Jr. (Sue), and John (Donna) and sister-in-law Sherry, as well as numerous nieces, nephews.

In eternal peace, Maggie will join her oldest brother Patrick, and brother-in-law Pete.

We owe insurmountable gratitude to Dr. Henning, Dr. Shukkoor, Dr. D. Orr, the staff of 3B, Celeste and the amazing team in Palliative, and many more who were a part of this journey.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, June 29, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Deacon Frank Peta, officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation,c/o In Memoriam Program, 300 17 Avenue S.W., Calgary, Alberta T2T 5S8 or St Michaels Palliative Care c/o Covenant Foundation, 1400 9 Ave South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 4V5.

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Paul Harding

1925 – 2018

Mr. Paul Harding of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Ina Harding, passed away peacefully at Edith Cavell Health Centre, on Monday, June 18, 2018 at the age of 93 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm on Wednesday June 27, 2018 at the FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 1614-5 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta with Dr. Bruce Martin, officiating. Cremation will be entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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HARRIS

INEZ HARRIS, beloved wife of the late Bernarr Harris, passed away in Taber Alberta on June 22, 2018 at the age of 93 years. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS, TABER STAKE CENTRE, Taber Alberta. A viewing will be held prior to the Service from 10:00 A.M. to 10:45 A.M. at the church.

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KAWADE

CORY LYN KAWADE, son of George and Rene Kawade, and brother to Steven Kawade, passed away in Lethbridge Alberta on June 20, 2018 at the age of 42 years.

A Celebration of Life will take place on Friday June 29, 2018 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Paradise Canyon Golf Resort, 185 Canyon Blvd West Lethbridge.

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Kaljo Pohjakas

1923 – 2018

Kaljo Pohjakas of Lethbridge passed away peacefully on June 23, 2018 at the age of 94 years. Kaljo was born August 12, 1923 in Raasiku, Harjumaa, Estonia. His life journey travelled the globe beginning in Estonia and ending in Canada; and navigated through WWII. His last working position was as Department Head of the Land Classification Branch for the Alberta Government, from which he retired in 1988. It is impossible to pen a man’s life story when his accomplishments and influence are so far reaching in all aspects. So instead, we, his family, say farewell to a husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather whose impact on us will live through many generations. We love you. Kaljo is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Lilian Pohjakas; daughter Tiina (Darryl) Williams and their children: Dexter and Tyson; daughter Lea (Mark) Switzer and their children: Arthur (Catherine)Switzer, Eva (Jason) Lamb, and Anna Switzer; and his great grandchildren: Noah, Eden, and Charlotte Lamb. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 2:00 pm at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, with Reverend Steve Bateman to officiate. Cremation will be entrusted to MARTIN BROTHERS FUNERAL CHAPELS.

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Alma Severtson

1920 – 2018

Mrs. Alma Severtson of Lethbridge, formerly of Enchant, beloved wife of the late Mr. Harry Severtson, passed away at Good Samaritans Park Meadows on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at the age of 98 years. Alma was born on April 28, 1920 in Enchant, where she was raised and educated. She came from a large family, one brother and nine sisters and was the only one who stayed in Enchant. She married the love of her life Harry on September 24, 1941 and together they started farming and raising their kids. She was a very active member in the community and very involved with the Lutheran Church. Alma loved to sew, crochet, read, bake and loved spending time with her family; this gave her the greatest joy. She made many good friends in Enchant and Lethbridge and she was also a very loving and devoted wife, mother, grandma, and sister. Alma is survived by her children Harvey (Sandy), Clarence (Brenda), Linda (Reg) Comstock, Trudy (Ted) Feller, Dennis, Rick (Cindy); grandchildren Lori, Jennifer, Brad (Paige), Craig, Stephen (Shana), Michelle (Craig), Mark, Chelsea, Jackie (Brad), Sherry (Rob), Kristie (Rob); 17 great-grandchildren; sisters Morna, Betty, Lyn (Ken), Dot, Darlene; sister-in-law Pearl; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Besides her loving husband Harry, Alma was predeceased by two infant children Keith and Brian; her parents Magnus and Emma Howg; one brother Clarence; sisters Ellen, Lillian, Estelle and Nina. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 5:00pm and 7:00pm on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS FUNERAL CHAPELS, 610-4th Street South, Lethbridge, AB. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at ENCHANT COMMUNITY HALL, 127 Center Street, Enchant, AB with viewing one hour prior. Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels. For those who wish, memorial donations in Alma’s name may be made to the Enchant Seniors Citizens Centre, Centre Street, Enchant, Alberta, T0K 0V0.

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TAILFEATHERS

JOHNEL RAE “PEACHES” ARMSTRONG TAILFEATHERS passed away in Lethbridge on June 25th, 2018 at the age of 74 years.

A Funeral Service to Celebrate her Life will be held at the SOUTH HILL CHAPEL, CARDSTON, on Friday, June 29th, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow in the Family Cemetery.

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Tomasz “Tom” Verch

1973 – 2018

Mr. Tom Verch of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Dawn Steil-Verch, passed away on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at the age of 44 years. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00am on Friday, June 29, 2018 at ST. AUGUSTINE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, 411 – 11 St. S., Lethbridge, AB., with Canon James Robinson & Mr. Steve Bateman, officiating. Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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WEISBORD

Betty Lou Weisbrod of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Donald Beattie, passed away after a lengthy illness on June 13, 2018 at the age of 71 years. Betty Lou is survived by her daughter Margie (Tony) Goulet of Warner, Alberta, her Son Mitch Weisbrod (Lana Rausch) of Lethbridge, AB; her Grandchildren Natasha (Derek) Bryce, Jaymee Goulet, Carson Lemieux, Mikhail Weisbrod, and 1 great grandson Remington Bryce. Betty is also survived by her sister Georgia (Hans) Kuit and brother Pat Michell as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Betty Lou was predeceased by her parents Leo and Peggy Michell, her brother Butch Michell, and Sister Jeannie Michell. Betty was a best friend to everyone she met. She enjoyed camping and spending time with her grand kids. She was a life member of the Legion Branch #46 in which she held many positions on the executive. She was the service officer for several years and travelled to many towns in her quest to visit and assist the veterans with whatever they needed. She was a mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend. She will be greatly missed by all those that knew her. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday July 14, 2018 at Union Cemetery, Fort Macleod, AB. Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish, memorial donations may be made to S.T.A.R.S., Box 570, 1441 Aviation Park N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 929


Joy Weste

1920 – 2018

Mrs. Glenys “Joy” Weste of Coaldale, beloved wife of Mr. Gilbert Weste, passed away at the Edith Cavell Care Centre in Lethbridge on Monday, June 25, 2018 at the age of 70 years. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00am on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at the JAPANESE UNITED CHURCH, 821 – 9 Ave. N., Lethbridge, AB, with Reverend Eva Stanley, officiating. Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Services.

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WYROSTOK

ALDEGONDA “GONDA” JOHANNA WYROSTOK (née Van Buuren), beloved wife of the late William Wyrostok, formerly of Coalhurst and now of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the Good Samaritans West Highlands, on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at the age of 90 years.

A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 7:00 P.M. with Deacon Frank Peta officiating.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge, AB on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. with Father Kevin Tumback, celebrant.

Gonda will be laid to rest at Mountain View Cemetery.

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