January 25th, 2021

SATURDAY, July 7, 2018

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on July 7, 2018.

Jim Bedford
1956 – 2018
Edward James Bedford, beloved husband of Shirley Bedford, passed away in Calgary on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at the age of 62 years.
Further information including service details will follow once arrangements have been finalized.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


Duncan Robert Brown went to his heavenly home June 27, 2018 from Spokane Valley, WA, after a lengthy illness. He is survived by: his loving wife Sandy; his sister, Joyce Springate; his children: Jo-Anne Brown and Wendy (Greg) Stremlaw, and their mother Pat; his step children: Heather Blakeley and Kathryn (Ryan) Boyle; his grandchildren: Sean, Kristin, Michael, Julia and Blake.

Duncan was born in Olds, Alberta, in 1939, spending his childhood in Red Deer and Calgary. He attended the University of Alberta in Edmonton, achieving his B.Sc., MD, and Fellowship in Plastic Surgery. He practiced plastic surgery in Lethbridge from 1970-1994, then emigrated to the USA to do hair transplants with Bosley Medical Group, Beverly Hills. He practiced in Chicago for 5 years and then moved to Spokane Valley, WA and opened a private practice in 2000, retiring in 2008. Duncan demanded excellence of himself in his work and unselfishly gave his talents and time to his patients. His most rewarding surgery was performing cleft lip repairs for children.

Duncan loved trap shooting with his family and traveling in their motorhome to clubs around the country. He was the team Doctor for the Lethbridge Broncos for many years and loved following the players’ careers in the NHL. Duncan enjoyed fishing and later spent many happy hours tying flies. His other hobbies were photography, photoshop, gardening, traveling, flying- earning his private pilot’s license, spending time at the cabin in Waterton, and his beloved dogs, Victoria and Winston.

Relatives and friends are invited to a memorial service Aug 25 at 2pm Spokane Baptist Church, 4506 N Harvard Rd, Otis Orchards, WA. 99027. If desired, a donation may be made to a charity of your choice in Duncan’s name.

Della Julia Kunkel (nee Horvath)

Feb. 26, 1963 – Lethbridge, Alberta

Jan. 11, 2018 – Steinbach, Manitoba

Della passed away following a brief illness due to complications of cancer which she fought bravely for a year.

She is predeceased and greeted in heaven by her Dad Steve Horvath, brothers David and Alan, grandparents Steve and Julia Horvath and John and Mary Hruska, and fondly remembered Aunt, Uncles, and cousin Kayleigh.

Della is survived by her husband Ken Kunkel, son Kenny J. Kunkel, daughter Lyndsey Kunkel, and granddaughter Addison Kunkel.; mother Lita Horvath; sister Cathy Zinkhofer(Fred), nephews Stephen (Emily) and Darrin; Aunts Ethel Hanna, Jane Horvath, Mary Perrault, Rosemary Bartosek and their families.

While Della lost the battle with cancer, she achieved her goal of reuniting her beloved granddaughter with her loving family, Addison’s GrandPapa Ken and Uncle Kenny. Thank you to Della’s many friends. You reflected the love Della spread and your support has been a huge blessing.

Funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 1513-23rd Avenue in Coaldale, Alberta, on Saturday, July 14 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery, 1210 Scenic Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta.


Murielle English passed away suddenly on June 30, 2018 at the age of 63 Years.

A family service will be held between 6 – 8 PM on Sunday July 8th, 2018 at Eden’s Funeral Home, 2424 5th Ave, Fort Macleod, followed by a wake service at Murielle’s Residence. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday July 9th At the Holy Cross Catholic Church, 2604 – 3rd Ave, Fort Macleod with Reverend Angelo D’Costa Officiating. Condolences can be sent to condolences@edensfuneralhome.com

George Forchuk
1921 – 2018
George Forchuk, beloved husband of the late Jeanette Forchuk, passed away in Lethbridge on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at the age of 97 years.
The Funeral Service will be held at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. The Burial Service will follow at the Vauxhall Cemetery at 2:30 P.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


It is with great sadness that the family of Irmgard Heberlein announces her passing in Edmonton, Alberta on Friday, June 22, 2018 at the age of 97. Mom (Oma) passed peacefully with her eldest daughter, Margon, by her side. Born in Germany on November 6, 1920, Irmgard Zenke later married Helmuth Heberlein and gave birth to 4 daughters. Shortly after immigrating to Coaldale, Alberta in 1953, with her family, Irmgard gave birth to another daughter. Mom was predeceased by her husband and three daughters, Chris, Barbara, and Roswitha. Irmgard will be lovingly remembered by her brother, Helmuth Zenke of Germany, her 2 daughters, Margon (Henry) Thiessen of Edmonton and Rita (Clark) Baker of Youbou, BC. She was “Oma” to her grandchildren Glenn, Monica, Kelly, Denise, Linda, Brenda and Shane. Oma is also survived by numerous grandchildren. As per Mom’s wishes, there will be no funeral or memorial service. Cremation has taken place.


WILLIAM “BILL” JOHN HENNESSY, of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Janet Hennessy, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital surrounded by his family on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at the age of 72 years.

Besides his loving wife of 46 years Janet, Bill is survived by his daughter Lana (Dave) Trockstad and his grandchildren Alex and Shayna Trockstad.

Bill was predeceased by his son Nathan Hennessy as well as his two sisters.

Bill was a “beautiful man” that was genuinely loving and caring for those who were close to him; he will be dearly missed by his friends and family.

A Private Family Service will be held at a later date.

Cremation entrusted to Cornerstone Funeral Home.

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LORI AILEEN HWAY, beloved wife of Billy and mother of Brady (Jackie), of Lethbridge, passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit, on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at the age of 68 years.

A Celebration of Lori’s Life will be held at the POLISH HALL, 745 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge, AB on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 4:00 P.M.

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

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VIVIAN ROSE JACOBSEN, beloved wife of Rev. Ingmar Jacobsen, of Lethbridge, went to be with her Lord at the Chinook Regional Hospital on July 3, 2018 at the age of 81 years.

In addition to her husband, Vivian is survived by daughters, Trudy and Russ Prince of Richland, Washington; Diane and Jay Franks of Pomeroy, Washington; and sons Ken and Karen Jacobsen of Riverside, California; and Brent Jacobsen of Hong Kong.

Vivian is survived by grandchildren Tyler and Nicole Prince, Zachary Prince, Derek and Hope Prince, Taylor Prince, Kenton and Sarah Jacobsen, and Keelin Jacobsen. Vivian also leaves behind four great grandchildren. Vivian is survived by two sisters, Evelyn Geddert, and Edith Theriau, both of Lethbridge and many, many nieces and nephews.

Vivian’s entire life was dedicated to serving the Lord as a pastor’s wife. Vivian was well known for her baking skills and her well honed art of entertaining. She was also a doll maker, and loved her flower gardens. Nothing brought her more joy, however, than spending time with her family.

Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, July 13, 2018 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

The Funeral Service will be held at the EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH, Highway #4, just east of the 43rd Street intersection, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 12:00 P.M.

A Private Family Interment will be held prior to the service at the Enchant Cemetery.

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Jurjen Jagersma

1931 – 2018

It has pleased the Lord to take Jurjen Jagersma to his eternal home. He was the loving husband of Gail Jagersma; father of Julius (Hetty); Ken (Brenda) and Joyce. He was the grandfather of Tyson, Ian, Mackenzie and Megan.

A Memorial Service will take place at 2:00pm on Monday, July 9, 2018 at TRINITY UNITED REFORMED CHURCH, 1100-40 Avenue North, Lethbridge, Alberta.

Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.


JULIE KATHRYN (WIGGILL) LEAVITT, beloved wife of Tracy, passed away in her home in Cardston, Alberta, surrounded by her loving family, on Friday, July 6th, 2018, after a three and a half year battle with ovarian cancer at the age of 62 years.

She is survived by her husband Tracy Dean Leavitt; her mother Retta (Richards) Wiggill; her four children Courtney (Cody) Bevans, Katey (Kesty) Sudo, Josh (Sarah) Leavitt, Riley (Alicia) Leavitt; and her 11 precious grandchildren; her siblings Peggy Schimpf and Ron Wiggill. She was predeceased by her father Bill Wiggill, her sister Carol Coolidge, and her brother-in-law Randy Schimpf.

Friends may meet the family at the Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Monday, July 9th, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. or at the Church from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the Service.

The Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, July 10th, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Cardston Alberta West Stake Center (846 1st Ave W).

Condolences may be sent to:


Margaret  Loran
1925  ~  2018
It is with heavy hearts that family announce the passing of their dear mother, Margaret Katherine Loran,  beloved wife of the late, Adam Loran at St. Joseph’s – Carmel Hospice, Medicine Hat, Alberta, on Monday, July 2, 2018, at the age of 93 years. A Celebration of Margaret’s life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Father Philip Le officiating. (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  T1A 4V4.  Toll free 1-877-528-6455.

Wayne Robert McLennan

1942 – 2018

Wayne McLennan passed away after a lengthy illness on July 3, 2018, at the Lethbridge Regional Hospital, at the age of 76 years.

He is survived by his children: Teri-Lynn (Laurie) McLennan, Carla (John) Davis, Tania (Dean) Fraser, and Travis (Nicole) McLennan; two grandchildren: Adam and Jarrid Gfrerer; his brother Tim (Kathy) McLennan; nephew Doran McLennan; and niece Cassie McLennan. He was predeceased by his parents: James and Gladys McLennan, and Betty and David King; and one sister, Bonnie McLennan.

Wayne was born in Edson, Alberta on March 4, 1942; and later moved to Coaldale, Alberta where he was raised and lived most of his life. Wayne began his life as a budding entrepreneur and ran several businesses with pride which included: operating J&W Vending with his dad Jim and his brother Tim; the Milk River Inn and Motel; Coalhurst Food and Gas; Founded Ram-Tron Security; and founded Sel-Rite Realty where he worked until his retirement in 2008, specializing in corporate sales.

Wayne was a member and former President of the Coaldale Kinsmen, and of the Elks. He was very active in the sports scene in Southern Alberta. In his early days he was an avid stock car racer in the Southern Alberta Auto Racing League, aided by his mechanic, his dad Jim. He was a competitive curler, which he also enjoyed with his dad Jim and daughter Teri. Wayne was also an original member and shareholder at Land-O-Lakes Golf Club in Coaldale and Indian Hills Golf Club. Wayne enjoyed golfing with his dad Jim, son Travis, and friends, although some may have likened his golf ability to hacking, it did not hamper his enjoyment for the game. Wayne also touted himself as a talented black-jack player, often telling the tale of when he beat Monte Carlo at its own game. Many will remember Wayne as a mainstay at McLennan’s Bar in Coaldale, sharing a shot of ‘buca and friendly conversation, during a big race, a football game, or taking someone’s money shooting a game of pool.

Cremation has been entrusted to MARTIN BROTHERS FUNERAL CHAPELS. In lieu of flowers, Wayne would ask that everyone raise their glass and have a shot of ‘buca, in remembrance of him.

Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.


DELBERT CHARLES MILLS, beloved husband of Evelyn Mills, passed away, surrounded by family at St. Michael’s Palliative Care on Friday, July 6, 2018 at the age of 69 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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Charlie Reach of Fort Macleod passed away peacefully with his family by his side on June 28,2018.

A Come & Go Reception celebrating Charlie’s life will be held between 1:00 P.M. and 4:00 P.M. on Saturday July 28. 2018, at The Trinity United Church Hall, 220 – 20 street, Fort Macleod, AB. We welcome all dear friends of Charlie’s. Condolences can be sent to condolences@edensfuneralhome.com

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