January 24th, 2021

THURSDAY, July 19, 2018

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on July 19, 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.


SHIRLEY FAY FARR passed away on the 14th of July at the age of 83 years. Born in London, she trained as a nurse in Bromley and moved to Hamilton in 1958. After adding midwifery to her skills she practiced in Burlington and Prince Rupert. She then joined the Canadian Army and was posted to Churchill. While working on the maternity ward, she met a medical student named Jim who was so taken with her that he proposed marriage. Although she outranked him, she agreed. Thus began 55 years of mutual support and love. After three years of service in Germany they returned to Kingston before settling in Coaldale in 1968.Over the years they enjoyed traveling Canada from coast to coast, Europe and the UK. Shirley’s life was devoted to kindness, care and support for others. She was a committed volunteer with great respect for her community. She will be profoundly missed by Jim, her daughter Tanya and sons Keith and Laird (Leila) and his children Teagan and Tavis. Shirley requested that there be no funeral. A family memorial will be held at a later date. She wished sincere thanks to Doctors Mueller, Janzen and Ireland as well as to all of the kind, thoughtful and caring staff at the St. Michael’s Palliative care unit. Condolences can be sent to http://www.evergreenfh.ca


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 June 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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Betty Housley

1924 – 2018

Mrs. Betty Housley of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Ernest Housley, passed away at Edith Cavell Care Centre on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at the age of 93 years. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at 1:00pm on Friday, July 20, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4th Street South, Lethbridge, AB. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:30pm on Friday, July 20, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL. Interment will follow in the Archmount Cemetery.

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Daniel Lavergne

1965 – 2018

Mr. Daniel Lavergne passed away on Friday, July 13, 2018 at the age of 53 years. Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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Shirley Trockstad

1947 – 2018

Mrs. Shirley Trockstad of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. Bruce Trockstad, passed away at St. Michael’s Palliative Care on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at the age of 71 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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