January 16th, 2021

SATURDAY, July 21, 2018

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on July 23, 2018.


CATHERINE THERESE GLEASON, beloved wife of John “Jack” Gleason, of Lethbridge, passed away in Lethbridge on Thursday, July 19th, 2018 at the age of 74 years.

A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 – Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, on Wednesday, July 25th, at 7:00 P.M., with Deacon Frank Peta officiating.

A Funeral Mass will be held at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12th Avenue South, Lethbridge, on Thursday, July 26th, at 10:00 A.M. Cremation to follow, with interment at a later date.

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1975 – 2018

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of JOSH LYSAK. Josh was the beloved son of Dave & Deb Lysak. He passed away Friday, July 13, 2018 at the age of 43 years.

A Celebration of Josh’s Life will be held at LETHBRIDGE CITY HALL in the Main Foyer, 910 – 4 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 1:00 P.M.

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Markle, Oscar George

May 2, 1922 – July 16, 2018

It is with sadness we announce the passing of our uncle Oscar Markle at the Willow Creek Continuing Care Centre, Claresholm on July 16, 2018 at the age of 96. Oscar was predeceased by his wife Frances, parents George and Emilie, brothers Emil and Orvin, sisters Louise Fullen and Ruby Andrews and their spouses and a nephew George Markle. He is survived by his nieces and nephews: Len Fullen, Cheryl Rosneau, Darry Markle, Jan Anderson, Twyla Andrews, Collin Markle, and their children.

Oscar was born, raised, educated, worked, lived, and died in the Claresholm area. He was married to his wife Frances in 1947, and together they operated a very successful farm, and pursued a great variety of interests together: golf, curling, flying, fishing, and hunting for native artifacts. Oscar was a dedicated hunter and spent countless days in the hills and mountains pursuing that passion. He was a meticulous craftsman, and together he and Frances built two houses in Claresholm. They had no children, and following Frances’ death in 1998 Oscar lived alone in their large house, then at Cottonwood Village, and finally in the Willow Creek Continuing Care Centre.

Oscar was a faithful member of St. Peters and later Peace Lutheran Church. Most Sundays he would arrive early for services and sit alone for some time in quiet meditation.

A Funeral Service for Oscar will be held at Peace Lutheran Church, Claresholm at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, July 25, 2018. If desired, memorial donations may be made directly to the “Claresholm Chaplaincy Program” (please add this to the memo line of cheque) c/o Claresholm & District Health Foundation Box 2638, Claresholm, Alberta T0L 0T0.

Arrangements entrusted to Willow Creek Funeral Home, Claresholm. Tel: 403-625-3212.

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PELLETIER August 1, 1948 – July 19, 2018

Mr. Carl Allan Pelletier beloved husband of Mrs. Violet Pelletier passed away in Picture Butte, Alberta on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at the age of 69 years.A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 pm on Tuesday July 24, 2018 at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME- 703-13th Street North, Lethbridge, AB.

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Allan Bruce Ritchie

1935 -2018

Mr. Allan Bruce Ritchie of Calgary passed away on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at the age of 82 years. Bruce was born in Lethbridge, Alberta to Jean Alexandra Watson and Joseph Norman Ritchie. Predeceased by his younger brother, Dr. Howard Norman Ritchie, Bruce is survived by his three loving children; Linden Ritchie, Cody (and Patsy) Ritchie, and Renie Ritchie, along with their children; Hannah Ritchie-Florez, Mack and Jack Colwell, Parker and Andrew McMurrey, Julia and Kristin Ritchie; his beloved nephew, Doug Ritchie; and cousins Mike and Dan Meakin. Bruce had a keen intellect and spirit of wanderlust, fueled by his impressive size, strength and athleticism, he was molded through the experiences of the YMCA and Camp Inuspi in Lethbridge, and was a Provincial Champion swimmer, as well as life-guard in Waterton. Under the tutelage, care and protection of his Grandfather, Superintendent of Lethbridge Alberta Schools, Allan Watson, Bruce was an honors student graduating from LCI in Lethbridge and the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Commerce degree. Bruce also served as an Officer with the Lord Strathcona Regiment (RC). He had a golden voice, singing with the Calgary Philharmonic and local church choirs. His career experience as a stock broker with Burns Brothers led him into executive management with Husky Oil, Cody Wyoming and later serving as V.P. of First Wyoming Bank Casper. Bruce was a member of Delta Upsilon Fraternity, avid Children’s Hospital supporter and an intrepid explorer, loved motorcycles and garnered his sailor’s certificate later in life. His sense of humor, mystique, humility and love will be cherished. “Well done good and faithful servant.” A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00am, Saturday, August 11, 2018 at MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY, 1210 Scenic Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta. Those wishing to honor his life can make a donation in his name to the Lethbridge YMCA.

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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.

Duncan leaves behind his sister Rita Johnston and niece Jennifer Johnston, and brother Craig (Anna Faye) Robertson.

Duncan was born March 27, 1960 in Lethbridge, to Grace and Henry Robertson. He worked at the Agropur Cooperative (Sunnyrose Cheese) Plant in Diamond City. Duncan loved the outdoors, where he enjoyed riding his dirt bike, camping and hiking. He also loved animals.

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.

A Private Family Interment will be held at Mountain View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Duncan’s name to the Lethbridge and District Humane Society, 2920 – 16 Avenue North, Lethbridge, AB, T1H 5E9.

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At home surrounded by her loving family on Monday, June 25, 2018. Born in Lethbridge, AB on July 15, 1951, she was the daughter of the late George and Mary Kirkham. She is survived by her husband of 45 years Jack; her daughters Alison and Jacqueline; her siblings Sandra, Heather, Roberta (Ralph Pelzmann); James (Greta), George (Melody); her brothers-in-law David (Darla Bruns) and James (Joanne). Dearly remembered by her nieces, nephews, extended family and many dear friends. The family wishes to thank CCAC, the Irving Greenberg Family Cancer Center and the Palliative Care Team led by Dr. Paul Hacker. A Celebration of Kathleen’s life will be held at 9 Foxmeadow Lane, Ottawa, on Sunday, July 29, 2018 from 2-6 p.m. In Memoriam donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heath & Stroke Foundation. Online condolences may be made at http://www.colefuneralservices.com

Duke Sinew Steele

Duke Sinew Steele, the precious son of Cheyenne Crow Flag and Cody Steele & brother of Alphonse Meresty, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 15, 2018, in Brocket, Alberta. A Prayer Service will be held at Snodgrass Funeral Homes (1101 Main Street) in Pincher Creek on Monday, July 23, at 11:00 am, followed by a one-day Wake at the home of Cody Steele & Cheyenne Crow Flag. The Funeral Service for the late Duke Sinew Steele will be held on Tuesday, July 24, at 1:00 pm at Cody & Cheyenne’s home, followed by the interment at the Brocket Cemetery.

Shirley Ann Trockstad

(Nee: Greenway)

1947 – 2018

Shirley Trockstad of Lethbridge passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at St. Michael’s Palliative Care. She is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Bruce; children: Lisa (Jay) Deheer, David (Lana) Trockstad, and Margaret (Jim) Nilsson; grandchildren: Mitchell and Sydney Binding, Alex and Shayna Trockstad, Richard and Sarah Brantner, and Michaela and Mackenzie Nilsson. Shirley was predeceased by her parents: Sydney and Peggy Greenway; and baby sister, Darlene. Shirley was born in Swift Current, Saskatchewan. The family moved to Medicine Hat, Alberta when she was two years old. She was very active with her church youth group (HiC) at Westminster United Church all through her teens; and became a junior leader for Brownies. After marriage, Shirley and Bruce moved to Lethbridge. In later years, she was a leader in both Brownies and Beavers with her children. Shirley never missed a soccer or hockey game as her children grew. She had many jobs throughout the years, that she and her family were proud of. She did mostly secretarial jobs and was a realtor for some time. Shirley loved camping with her family. In later years, Shirley and Bruce spent many winters in Arizona; where they met many dear friends on both sides of the boarder. Shirley has some childhood friends that have stayed close all throughout her life. All the cards, prayers, and support Shirley received after the news of her cancer was overwhelming and greatly appreciated. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm on Monday, July 23, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels. In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice in Shirley’s name.

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