October 30th, 2020

FRIDAY, June 29th, 2018


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on June 29, 2018.

Victor Crapnell

1928 – 2018

Dr. Victor Edward (Ted) Crapnell passed away peacefully in Lethbridge on Wednesday June 20, 2018 at the age of 89 years. Ted was born and raised in Brighton England. After he finished high school he joined the British Army to do his National Service for the Education Corps. in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. He attended medical school at University College London, did post graduate work at Brighton and Cuckfield Hospitals. Ted joined the Royal Canadian Air Force and immigrated to Cold Lake, Alberta in 1955. Ted practiced medicine in Lethbridge and Picture Butte for over 30 years. He retired in 1989 and resided in Lethbridge through most of his retirement. Ted is survived by: his brother Tony Crapnell; his 3 children Lisa MacKay (Ross), Victor J. Crapnell (Joanne McGachie), Kirsten (Kesha) Crapnell (Zach Rosenthal); and two grandsons Benjamin and Alexander Rosenthal A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am on Monday, July 2, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4th Street South, Lethbridge, AB., with Mr. Rick Casson, officiating. Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapelss. Time does not ease the passing …it is always too soon.

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DAY RIDER

WILFRED LEVI ROBIN JR. DAY RIDER, 26, passed away in Lethbridge on June 24th, 2018. Beloved son of Wilfred Day Rider and the late Robin Eagle Tailfeathers. A Wake Service will be at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Monday, July 2nd from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be at the Senator Gladstone Hall on Tuesday, July 3rd at 11:00 a.m.. Interment in the Pioneer Cemetery.

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FLEXHAUG October 28 – January 4, 2018

JOSEPHINE FLEXHAUG, beloved wife of Vern Allen Flexhaug, passed away peacefully on Thursday January 4, 2018 at St. Michaels Palliative Care, shortly after celebrating 60 years of marriage. She will be dearly missed by her husband Vern, children; Donald Grant of Oshawa, Dolores Kennelly of Thunder Bay, and Robert Johnson of Calgary, and seven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. A Graveside Memorial Service will take place at 11:00 AM on Thursday July 5, 2018, at the Temple Hill Cemetery, Raymond Alberta.

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Margaret “Maggie” Gardin

1955- 2018

Mrs. Margaret “Maggie” Gardin of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. Gerald Gardin, passed away at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at the age of 62 years. A Celebration of Maggie’s Life will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, June 29, 2018 at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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Elvera (Elle) Gauger

1930- 2017

Elvera (Elle) Gauger of Coaldale passed away on April 23, 2017. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, July 1, 2018 in the COALDALE MENNONITE CHURCH, 2316 – 17 Street, Coaldale, Alberta. Donations in memory of Elvera may be made to Mennonite Disaster Service, 200-600 Shaftesbury Blvd, Winnipeg, MB R3P 2J1.

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HOUGH

MERYL RUTH (JOHNSON) HOUGH, beloved wife of the late Arthur Hough, passed away in Raymond, Alberta on Friday, June 22, 2018 at the age of 87 years. Meryl is survived by her children, Bryan (Janice) Hough, Jean (Joe Pitcher deceased) Don) Ethridge and Sharon (Rod deceased) Gibb and 12 grandchildren (Chad P itcher-deceased) and 25 great grandchildren. She is also survived by 2 sisters – Irene Palmer and Lola Sharland. Predeceased by her parents and 11 siblings. Meryl was born on August 7, 1930 in Barnwell, Alberta to Benjamin Franklin Johnson and Zella Park Allred, the 13th of 14 children. She spent most of her life in Southern Alberta, except when her work as a hospital administrator took her north to Moose Factory, Ontario, and Rankin Inlet, Northwest Territories. Many memories and lifelong friendships were built as Art and Meryl lived in Taber, Cardston, Whisky Gap, Woolford, and Magrath. Meryl is well known for her quilting and bread making skills. She had a thirst for knowledge and spent many hours reading. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, June 30th, 2018 at 10:00 am at THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS – GARDEN PLACE CHAPEL, 170 N Center Street, Magrath, Alberta. Friends are invited to meet the family on June 30th, 2018 from 9:00-9:45am prior to the service.

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LAURIE

DAVID EUGENE LAURIE, beloved husband of the late Darlene Josephine Laurie of Taber, AB, passed away, surrounded by family, at St. Michaels Palliative on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at the age of 74 years.

David is survived by his son Dean (Candice) Laurie and their children Kyleigh and Cole; and daughter Karen (Dave) Hammond and their children Nicole (Cliff) and Darby (Gavin); as well as great-grandchildren Kadence and Owen.

He was predeceased by his wife Darlene, parents, Bruce and Mae Laurie, sister Peggy and brother Clive.

David was born in Calgary, AB, on April 30, 1944, and shortly after, moved to Cranbrook with his family. It is here that he went to school and also met the love of his life, Darlene. After getting married in Claresholm, they moved to Lethbridge, where David completed Barber School and started Barbering at the Marquis Hotel. David entered a partnership with Keith Pederson, a classmate from Barber School, and cut hair at Central Barber Shop in Taber for over 50 years.

David and Darlene resided in Taber for the rest of their years, where they raised their family. David’s hobbies included being a member of the Taber Pistol and Revolver Club, Lethbridge Fish and Game Association and the Taber Shooting Foundation.

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

In memory of David, donations may be made to the St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit, 1400 – 9 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 4V5.

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Leo Palencia

1978 – 2018

We are sad to announce the sudden passing of Leo Palencia, on June 10, 2018 at the age of 39. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM on Friday, June 29, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 AM, Saturday, June 30, 2018 at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, with Father Kevin Tumback, presider. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Ellen personally, or to the GoFundMe page set up for Ellen and her two children, Theo and Tristan.

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North Peigan, Caroline,

“In-na-piit-ayii” Diving East,

July 22nd, 1961 – June 24th, 2018

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of a mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, niece, cousin and dear friend on June 24th, 2018 in Lethbridge, AB. Wake Services: Friday June 29, 2018 @ 5-10pm, Snodgrass Funeral Home Funeral Services: Saturday June 30, 2018 @ 1pm St.Paul’s Roman Catholic Church in Brocket.


SCHARF

GORDON WILLIAM SCHARF, beloved husband of Denise North Peigan, passed away peacefully in Lethbridge on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at the age of 48 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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STEELE

MARGARET ELIZABETH STEELE passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital

on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at the age of 82 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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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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John Van Staalduine
1925 – 2018
John Van Staalduine of Foremost, passed away peacefully in Bow Island on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at the age of 93 years.
A private burial service will be held at the Foremost Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
John is survived by his wife of sixty two years, Betty and their five children Jerry (Cathy) Van Staalduine of Iowa and their three children Glenn, Blair and Morgan; Lenora Van Staalduine of Calgary; Lyndon “Moose” (Jackie) Van Staalduine of Foremost and their three children Kaitlyn, Brady and Kasi; Patti (Darcy) Faller of Lethbridge and their three children Amanda (Kris) Kristianson (their son Kallum), Kristle (Dustin) Baynham (their sons Bradly and Brody) and Vance Faller; Tim (Debra) Van Staalduine of Calgary. He is also survived by his sisters and brothers-in-law Sylvia Robinson, Norma (Harold) Graham and Chuck Buckler as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his great granddaughter Koda Kristianson; parents Marinus and Jenny Van Staalduine; eight siblings and their spouses Dick Van Staalduine, Neil (June) Van Staalduine, Jean (Arne) Rasmussen, Nellie (Orvel) Stovel, Evert Van Staalduine, Barney (Sue) Van Staalduine, Marie (George) Minor and Jake Van Staalduine; brother-in law Jim Lust; sisters-in-law Jackie Wiebe and Shirley Buckler.
John was born January 2, 1925 at home on the farm north of Foremost. He attended Neighborview and Foremost schools before working at a variety of jobs in southern Alberta. He started farming for himself in 1951 on his father’s original homestead, where he was still living at the time of his death. As a young man he enjoyed playing hockey, baseball and curling. John and Betty Lust were married in 1956. John was a member of the Farmers Union of Alberta, enjoying their annual bonspiels. He also served an assistant leader and leader of the Pronghorn 4-H Club for over fifteen years. For many years, John also served as a director and secretary-treasurer of the Nemiscam Community Pasture Organization. He also he enjoyed his hobby of raising ornamental pheasants and exotic chickens. John was a semi-retired farmer who still helped with the farm where possible, which included morning chores, calving,  going for parts etc. He enjoyed visits and board games with his children and grandchildren, his grandson’s hockey and baseball games (sorry girls, he “was not a fan” of basketball and volleyball) and coffee breaks in town.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in John’s name may be made directly to a charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


Evan Easthope
1932 – 2018
We are deeply saddened by the loss of Evan Dawn Easthope, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Evan passed away peacefully in Taber on Friday, June 22, 2018 at the age of 85 years, after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s and suffering a stroke.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at the church prior to the funeral service on Thursday, July 5, 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, Taber on Thursday, July 5, 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.
Besides his loving wife Kaye, Evan is survived by their five children, Vaughn (Shauna) Easthope of Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Kirk (Marie) Easthope of Edmonton, Jill (Roy) Langworthy of Medicine Hat, Kristin (Allan) Alexander of Lethbridge and Dana Easthope of York, Ontario; fifteen grandchildren Jessica, Tessa, Morgan, Tavis, Emily, Keara, Damian, Joshua, Drew, Taylor, Brett, Blake, Sarah, Lauren and Shane; seven great grandchildren Kellan, Adeline, Valerie, Ethan, Shanae, Isaac and Lillie. He is also survived by his sister Elaine (Lyle) Robinson and by numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents Samuel and Della Easthope; brothers Ivan Easthope and Glen Easthope in infancy and Owen (Maxine) Easthope; sisters Yvonne (David) Morrow and Iris (Leland) Wilson.
Evan was born in Taber on September 28, 1932 in to Della Jane (nee Van Orman) and Samuel LeRoy Easthope. He attended school mainly in Taber with a few years spent in Burnaby and Trail, British Columbia when his father worked at the Smelter. Evan served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Northern California. After returning home he met and married the love of his life, Kaye West. They married and lived in Taber for a short time before moving to Provo, Utah after the birth of their first son Vaughn, so Evan could attend University.  They moved to Murray, Utah and their second son Kirk was born.  After graduating, the family moved to their cherished acreage in Vauxhall where they welcomed three more children, Jill, Kristin and Dana. He spent his entire career of thirty plus years teaching Industrial Arts at the Vauxhall Junior/Senior High School and felt privileged and proud of his career choice. His passion for teaching was seen and felt by his coworkers and all the students he taught. Evan was a lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and held many callings, but the Cub and Scouting programs were his favorite. Evan spent his retirement years enjoying bus tours and visiting family and friends.  His love for his family meant everything to him and he will be greatly missed by them and all those who knew him.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Evan’s name may be made directly to the Parkinson Association of Alberta, 1254 – 3 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 0J9 or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, Box 2211, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4K7 (http://www.heartandstroke.ca).
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


ADA MARGARET SHERMAN
1920 ~ 2018

Mrs. Ada Sherman of Lethridge, passed away peacefully at AgeCare Columbia on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at the age of 97 years.
Ada was born in Maple Creek, Saskatchewan November 10,1920 to Frank and Alice Smith. The family moved to The Park Lake district in 1927 and a year later Alice passed away and Frank was left with 4 small children to raise. Ada learned early to cook, bake and was an amazing seamstress and avid gardener. In 1939 the family moved to Nobleford. Shortly thereafter Ada met Andy Sherman and they were married in 1941. They lived in Nobleford for over 63 years until they moved to Lethbridge in 2004.
 Ada is survived by her children: Jack (Wendy), Betty, and Karen (Dave); 9 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Ada was predeceased by her loving husband of over 74 years, Andy in 2016; her siblings: Les and Bob Smith; sister Frances Kwasny; and her dear friends Emma Smith and Lois Hann.
 Ada was active in Nobleford in her church, was on the committee that published the area history book in 1976, was a founding member of the Nobleford Area Museum Society and the Nobleford Seniors Centre. She loved her garden; and canned and processed all of the produce. Her grandchildren loved to spend summers and holidays with Andy and Ada to camp with them throughout B.C.; and especially Waterton, which was their favourite place. The extended family of nephews and nieces would gather every summer in their huge backyard in Nobleford for a party and a feast of Ada’s baking, especially her signature poppy seed buns.
   In the past 5 years, Ada resided at Columbia AgeCare Assisted Living. She had dementia but could bring her loving caregivers and family to laughter with her quick wit and head tilt. Her care was amazing and lovingly provided.
  A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, June 30, at 2:00 HYPERLINK “http://p.m.at” pm at MARTIN BROTHERS FUNERAL CHAPELS, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge with Reverend James Grunden officiating.
    Flowers are graciously declined. Those who wish, may make a memorial donation to the Nobleford Area Museum Society, Box 505, Nobleford, AB T0LIS0.
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