October 30th, 2020

SATURDAY, July 14, 2018


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on July 14, 2018.

Marge Brandics
1935 – 2018
Margaret Anne Brandics, beloved wife of the late Bill Brandics Sr., passed away in Lethbridge on Friday, July 13, 2018 at the age of 83 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.


Bob Chenery
1956 – 2018
Robert Brian Chenery passed away in Taber on Friday, July 13, 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.


Cindy Lee Conine

1961 – 2018

Mrs. Cindy Lee Conine of Coaldale, beloved wife of Mr. Robert Dishman, passed away on Sunday, July 8, 2018 at the age of 56 years. Cindy was born in Lethbridge on November 1, 1961 to Robert and Alice Conine. She was a real Northsider school girl, attending Galbreith, Wilson & Winston Churchill. Cindy had her Beautician Certificate in her younger years and still enjoyed cutting hair to perfection. She enjoyed sports, camping and time with her 2 boys, her father and all her grandchildren. She was such a loving, caring, strong woman that opened her warm arms to everybody and anybody that needed her. She loved all animals. She had many over the years, giving them all her love. Cindy is survived by her loving father Robert Arnold Conine; her forever loving spouse of 38 years, Robert Dishman; her loving son Scott (Kaylene) and their beautiful children Jamie, Alex, Brooklyn and Alexis; her youngest loving son Daniel Robert and beautiful daughter Tianna Cory Lee (Gadsby); as well as aunt Jennie Kambeitz, Kara Lukenda, Kim Lukenda, Shirley Fander, Getzincer Family, Marion Rodzinuak, Evelyn Irving, Pickering Family; brother Boyd (Wendy); and nephews Brice and Rorey, as well as Joanne and her son Mason. She was predeceased by her mother Alice Conine on March 22, 2010 and her uncle Bill Clever. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4th Street South, Lethbridge, AB with Reverend Glenda Wert, officiating.

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Ina Harding

1931 – 2018

“In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”

Proverbs 3:6

Ina Theresa Harding passed away on July 4th, 2018 at the age of 87. Born in Lake Doucette, Nova Scotia, Ina is predeceased by her husband Paul, parents Dana and Mary Thompson, her brother James Thompson, sisters Dorothy Hill, Jeanette Thompson, and Grace Gilpin. She is survived by her sister Victoria Perez and brothers Dana and Hank Thompson, and her children Linda Broderson (Rick), Alice Paradis (Jean) and Derek Harding (Yolayne), and her grandchildren Dustin Gould (Katrina), Colette Rhodes (Thomas and their son Adam), Michael Paradis (Claudia), Julie Kiew (Justin and their children Eliana and Matteo), Daniel (Christina and their children Benjamin and Lucas), Kimberly Harding and Trevor Harding.

Ina trained and worked in Laboratory Technology at the Provincial Lab in Halifax. Then she came to Calgary and worked at the Provincial Lab in Bowness. She and Paul were married at First Baptist Church in Calgary in 1953. Ina worked at St. Michael’s Hospital and then later at the Animal Diseases Research Institute as a laboratory technician. Lethbridge has been their home for sixty-five years. Ina loved nature and would often go for walks along the river valley with her binoculars hoping to add to her yearly list of bird species. She passed this love of nature down to her children and grandchildren. She was also a fan of poetry and literature and would often recite long passages from heart if the mood was right.

For those who wish, memorial donations in Ina’s name may be made to Operation Eyesight Universal, 4 Parkdale Crescent, NW #200, Calgary, Alberta T2N 3T8.

A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm on Monday, July 16, 2018 at the FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 1614-5 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta with Pastor Stephen Reynolds, officiating. Cremation will be entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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JOHNSTON

GREGORY STANFORD JOHNSTON, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully with his family around him on Friday, July 13, 2018 at St. Michaels Palliative Care, at the age of 86 .

At Gregory’s request, no formal funeral service will he held.

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Ruth Markus

1932 – 2018

Mrs. Ruth Markus of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Sundown Hank, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, July 13, 2018 at the age of 86 years. Ruth was born in Calgary to David and Laura Dunbar. She served as president of the Social Credit Women’s Auxiliary. She enjoyed attending her husband, Sundown Hank’s Memorial Trail Ride Against Cancer. Ruth was especially proud and loved her great-granddaughter Berkley and watched her little angel dance whenever she could. Above all, Ruth loved her family unconditionally and was a wonderful mom. She was predeceased by her first husband Melvin Brooks; her sister Jean Jensen; brother Dr. George Dunbar; and daughter-in-law- Rhona Markus. Ruth will be lovingly remembered by daughter Laura Lea (Garren) Manser; son Jim “Laredo” Markus; daughter Shirley Wiaderny; grandsons Dave (Kari) Manser and Danny Wiaderny; as well as great- granddaughter Berkley Manser. In keeping with Ruth’s wishes, a private family service will be held at Mountain View Cemetery.

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Beverley “Bev” Paterson

1940 – 2018

Bev Paterson, beloved wife of the late Gordon Paterson, passed away peacefully on Tuesday evening May 8, 2018 at the age of 77 years. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00pm on Sunday, July 29, 2018 at the Coast Hotel & Conference Centre, 526 Mayor Magrath Dr. S., Lethbridge, AB. Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, Box 2211, Lethbridge, AB., T1J 4K7 or call 403-327-3239 or donate on their website at http://www.heartandstroke.ab.ca.

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RITTENHOUSE

With heavy hearts and great sadness we say “good bye” to a beloved husband, father, grandfather & great-grandfather, RICHARD “DICK” GORDON RITTENHOUSE, on Friday, July 13, 2018 at the age of 93 years.

Dick was born in Edmonton, Alberta on April 12, 1925 and raised on the family farm near Hardisty, Alberta. He attended a rural school called “Science Hill” and became the janitor of the school at age 11. Dick would walk 1 ¼ miles to light a fire in the wood and coal burning school heater, even on the coldest days.

In later years he farmed; first with horses and later with a tractor. During the winters Dick worked in the lumbering and logging industry in the Edson area. Sadly, allergies forced him to give up farming in the fall of 1948 so he came to Lethbridge to visit his sister where he has resided ever since.

Dick met Ruth, his “soul mate and best friend” in 1949 and they were married in 1952, enjoying 65 happy years together.

Dick has done many things through the years. He operated the Hilltop Service Station and in 1952, built his own service station on 13 St. North. He sold the service station in 1958 and went into the Heating and Air Conditioning business. He ventured into General Insurance and then manufactured his patented live stock waters and hog feeders. He later expanded into Mechanical and General Construction.

Dick enjoyed each new challenge and appreciated all his employees and sub-trades. He was a man of boundless energy and zest for life, teaching us that there must be time to play as well as a time to work and that work is a privilege denied many. The family spent many summer days at the Christina Lake Resort in B.C. for camping, water skiing and family fun.

Dick and Ruth loved to travel. After semi-retiring they enjoyed many trips in their motor home, travelling extensively throughout Canada and the U.S.A and spending many winters in Palm Springs, California.

Dick was a very private person but would go to great lengths to help family and friends; he always had time for everyone.

He will be dearly missed by his loving wife Ruth and forever be remembered by his family: Dr. Bryan (Jean) Rittenhouse and their son Dr. Neil (Karen), great-grandson John Richard and daughter Allison; David (Leena) Rittenhouse; Diane (Laurent) Beaudin and their two daughters, Erin (Leo), great-grandchildren, Vincent, Carmela and Kimberly (Pat); Elaine (Dr. Anders) Anderson and their two sons, Anders and Eric, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Dick was predeceased by his infant son Randal, infant grandson Brady Beaudin, his parents Abraham and Elizabeth Rittenhouse, two brothers Merle and Leslie as well as four sisters Dorothy, Elva, Hazel and Grace.

Family would like to thank the wonderful staff on 4C at the Chinook Regional Hospital for their kindness, support and caring hearts.

Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, charitable donations may be made to the McKillop United Church (Growing the Dream Fund): 2329 15 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1K 0X5, or a charity of your choice.

At his request, a private family service will be held at a later date.

Cremation is entrusted to Cornerstone Funeral Home.

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Dalton Ray Stafford

1948 – 2018

Dalton Stafford, beloved husband of Shirley, passed away on Sunday, July 8, 2018 in the Foothills Hospital while battling cancer. Dalton was born September 5, 1948 in the Carmangay Hospital to Armidace and Gladys Stafford. He went to school in Carmangay and Vulcan and left the farm in 1966 to attend University of Alberta taking Engineering. He worked in Brantford, Ontario moving to Brandon, Manitoba in the spring of 1971 after meeting Shirley. They were married in Brandon on October 2, 1971. Dalton and Shirley moved to Lethbridge in 1973 where their three sons were born. Dalton had worked for the City of Lethbridge most of his career when he retired in 2008. Together, Dalton and Shirley enjoyed travelling throughout their retirement years. He is survived by his loving wife Shirley; his sons Garvin (Treena) Burk and Lanie; Shane (Wendy) Amy and Ella; Daryl (Sarah); his mother-in-law Lila Parsonage; siblings Doreen, Marilee, Tom and his numerous nieces and nephews. Dalton is predeceased by his parents Gladys and Armidace Stafford; his brother Gerald Stafford; and his step-father Dave Duncan. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm on Monday, July 16, 2018 at the COAST HOTEL BALLROOM, 526 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge with a Graveside following at 2:00pm, Monday, July 16, 2018 at Mountain View Cemetery, 1210 Scenic Drive South, Lethbridge. In memory of Dalton anyone who wishes may donate to the Jack Ady Cancer Centre, 960-19 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 1W5.

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STETAR

GERTRUDE STETAR (NEE HOFMAN), beloved wife of the late Steve Stetar, passed away, surrounded by family, at St. Michaels Palliative Care on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at the age of 87 years.

Arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

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