January 17th, 2021

WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on July 18, 2018.

Marge Brandics
1935 – 2018
Annie Margaret Brandics (nee Martin), beloved wife of the late William “Bill” Brandics Sr., passed away after a short illness, with family by her side in Lethbridge on Friday, July 13, 2018 at the age of 83 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 7:00 P.M.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, 5009 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Friday, July 20, 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.
Marge will be lovingly remembered by her son William “Billy” Brandics Jr. of Lethbridge; two brothers Julius (Maye) Martin and Andy (Goldi) Martin; sister-in-law Doreen Persley and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Marge was predeceased by her husband Bill Brandics Sr., her son Perry Joseph Brandics, her parents Julius Martin and Mary Borieny, step-father Martin Kolibar, father and mother-in-law Joe Sr. and Mary Brandics, brother and sister-in-law Joe Jr. and Beth Brandics, sister and brother-in-law Liz and Bill Persley.
Marge was born at the Galt Hospital in Lethbridge on January 2, 1935. She spent most of her childhood in Lethbridge and graduated from Lethbridge Collegiate Institute after which she attended Garbutt Business College. She then went on to work for the Lethbridge Court House as a clerk.
Marge loved to dance and met William, the love of her life, at a wedding they both were attending. They married and raised two sons on the Brandics farm just west of Taber. Marge loved her family, they were her world. Her love extended to all those she met, and she made many wonderful friendships through out her life, each one thinking they were her favorite.
Marge was a faithful member of the Catholic church and belonged to the Catholic Women’s League for more than fifty years. She had an adventurous side and loved all the places that she got to see including a trip to Ontario and many to British Columbia. She was always up for something new.
Marge’s passions in life were baking, cooking and gardening. Everyone got to sample her delicious fried chicken, cabbage rolls, apple strudel and buns when ever they dropped in to see her. Everyone was welcome in her home. Marge loved her gardens of fresh vegetables and fruit and more yummies came from there. Her flower gardens gave her so much joy and she loved to just sit amongst the flowers and smell their aroma. What most who knew her and will remember her for is how she cared for everyone and her service to all those in need.
Marge was one of a kind and will be miss by all.
A special thank you to all the staff on the fourth floor and in ICU at the Chinook Regional Hospital for giving such great care to Marge during her last few months of life.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


January 15,1933 – July 14,2018

FERN DUCE completed her life’s journey on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at the age of 85 years. Fern is survived by her husband of 65 years, DeWayne Duce and their four children; Janet(Leslie) of Coaldale, AB, Kendall (Kerri) of Golden, B.C., Lisa (Shane) of Billings, MT, Greg (Annette) of Sierra Vista, AZ; 16 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren all who loved and adored her as much as she was devoted to them. Her sister Wanda and many extended family members will dearly miss her as well. She was pre-deceased by her parents, Enoch and Gertrude Lybbert, her brothers George and John, a great granddaughter Giselle, and all her half brothers and sisters. Fern was born into a simple and humble home in Glenwood, Alberta, the youngest of a combined family of 12. At the age of 14 she moved to Cardston where new friends were made. She later met and was courted by a “dark and handsome” young man. They were later married and sealed in the Cardston Temple in 1952. Several Southern Alberta towns were home to DeWayne and Fern and their children until the family settled in Lethbridge in 1961. Mom was a hard worker, dependable and honest. She worked at the College in the Food Services, managed and co-owned Tom’s House of Pizza and The Sub Shop, devoted many years to the Alberta Lung Association and worked with her daughter at Village Quilts. Mom instilled in her children the same values that she had been taught in her life examples of compassion, understanding and service. Family was first and foremost. She was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints serving in many callings. Her life exemplified that of Christ, her testimony of the gospel was strong, her faith unshakeable. We who are left behind have tremendous shoes to fill to honor her whom we call wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. Fern wanted to express her thanks to all who visited and have shown love and kindness to her and her family, her caregivers at the hospital and especially the compassionate palliative care staff. A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. at THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS, 2223 – 6 Ave North, Lethbridge, AB. Friends are welcome to meet with the family at the church, on Wednesday July 18, 2018 from 7:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. and prior to the service from 12:00 P.M. to 12:45 P.M. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Covenant Foundation in support of Palliative Care at St. Michael’s Health Centre. Room 3C60 11111 Jasper Ave Edmonton, AB T5K 0L4.

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1950 – 2018

It is with heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of PETER WESLEY HANSEN, beloved father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at the age of 68 years.

Peter is survived by his son Jasen Hansen (Kage and Barrett); daughter Carri Hansen (Hayden and Dane); brother Doug (Shirley) Hansen and sister Laura (Bob) Bosch as well as numerous nieces, nephews and countless friends. Peter was predeceased by his parents Christian and Evelyn Hansen and brother Gary Hansen.

Peter was born in Lethbridge on July 24, 1950. He was raised in Masinasin, spending his entire life in the area he loved. Peter moved to Lethbridge and in 1985 established his business, West Wind Airspray Ltd. He recently sold his business and retired so that he could spend more time with his cherished family and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held at WEST WIND AIRSPRAY LTD., 154 Kenyon Dr. S, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, July 20, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. Please join his family to remember the amazing man who left us too soon.

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DUNCAN ROBERTSON, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Monday, July 16, 2018 at the age of 58 years.

A Celebration of Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Monday, July 23, 2018 at 11:00 A.M.

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Mason Soderstrom

2004 – 2018

Mason Soderstrom, of Lethbridge, beloved son of Merlin and Wanda, passed away tragically in Lethbridge and was found on Friday, July 13, 2018 at the age of 14 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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KATIE J. WALDNER, beloved wife of John Waldner, passed away at the Fairlane Colony at the age of 82 years.

A Funeral Service will take place at FAIRLANE COLONY on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 11:30 A.M. Interment to follow at the Fairlane Colony.

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