October 29th, 2020

TUESDAY, August 14, 2018


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on August 14, 2018.

Edward Chalmers

1922 – 2018

Mr. Edward “Ted” Chalmers of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Margaret Chalmers, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at the age of 96 years.

Besides his loving wife Margaret, Ted is survived by his son James (Cheri) Chalmers; daughter Catherine (Randy) Paul; step-daughter Lori (Randy) Lowe; step-sons Kenneth (Lorraine) Jack and James (Holly) Jack; 9 grandchildren; and 3 great- grandchildren.

Ted was predeceased by his parents Vera and Charles Chalmers; as well as his first wife Jewell Chalmers.

Ted retired as division manager with Trans Alta Utilities after 40 years of service.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4th Street South, Lethbridge, AB.

Flowers respectfully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations in Ted’s name may be made to the Lethbridge Food Bank, 1016 – 2 Ave. S., Lethbridge, AB T1J 0C9 or to the charity of your choice.

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


Wayne Giesbrecht
1980 – 2018
Wayne Allen Giesbrecht, beloved husband of Nicole Giesbrecht and loving father to Harley, passed away in Taber on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at the age of 38 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Friday, August 17, 2018 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.
The Celebration of Wayne’s life will be held at the  Taber Civic Centre, 4720 – 50 Street, Taber on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. A committal service will follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Wayne is survived by his wife Nicole Giesbrecht and daughter Harley Giesbrecht; parents Ruth and Frank Giesbrecht; sister Sheila (Ron) Martens; parents-in-law Nick and June Dyck; brothers-in-law Bruce (Kathryn) Dyck and Brian Dyck.  He is also survived by his nieces and nephews Mark Dyck, Adam Dyck, Carter Dyck, Jeanelle Dyck and Katarina Martens.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Wayne’s name may be made directly to the Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation, Jack Ady Cancer Centre, 960 – 19 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 1W5.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


HOFFORTH

NORAH HOFFORTH, beloved wife of the late Felix Hofforth, passed away peacefully at the Edith Cavell Care Center on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at the age of 97 years.

Norah is survived by her cousin Eileen Stowers of Northland, New Zealand, One sister-in-law Nona Sekurka of Portland, Oregon and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was born and grew up in Warnham, West Sussex, England. She joined the Women’s Land Army in 1941, during the second world war, this is when she met Felix and together they were married in England thereafter. Felix returned to Foremost and Norah followed seven months later, an English war bride. They farmed together at the family homestead until 1968, eventually retiring in Lethbridge.

Norah was active in the Anglican Church, Royal Purple and the Senior’s Club. She enjoyed reading, gardening, sewing and playing bridge and crib. Norah loved spending time with family and friends.

Thank you to the doctors and staff at the Chinook Regional Hospital, Dr. D. Meller and the staff at the Edith Cavell Care Center and particularly the staff at the View for the care given to Norah. A special thank you to Bernadette and Harold Norlin for their unending care and attention to Norah over the last eleven years.

A Private Family Ceremony will take place at a later date at the family farm, at which time Norah’s cremated remains will be spread with her late husband Felix.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Audrey Le Roy

1927 – 2018

Mrs. Audrey Le Roy of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Herbert Le Roy, passed away at St. Therese Villa on Sunday, August 12, 2018 at the age of 90 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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


Ed Uyesugi
1940 – 2018
Edward Takeo Uyesugi, beloved husband of Louise Uyesugi, passed away peacefully in his sleep at the Taber Hospital on Friday, August 10, 2018 at the age of 77 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at the Royal Canadian Legion, 5205 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, August 16, 2018 between 2:00 P.M. and 4:00 P.M. A brief program will begin at 2:00 P.M. and an opportunity to share your memories of Ed will be offered following the tribute. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Along with Louise, his loving wife of forty three years, he will be missed by his children Curtis (Treena) Uyesugi of Lethbridge and their daughters Toshi and Takeo; Chris (Keith) Morris of Edmonton and their sons Iain and Zachary; Corrie (Cory) Sikora of Dallas, Texas and their son Corson; Bonita Warkentin of Calgary and her son Kenneth (Corin) Warkentin of Blackfalds and their children Keyra and Kaden; son Terry Warkentin of Lethbridge and his daughters Christy, Robin and Kamryn. Ed is also survived by his brothers Douglas (Hilda) Uyesugi of Medicine Hat and Kenneth (Marie) Uyesugi of Lethbridge; brothers-in-law Arnold Wiens of Edmonton and Dave Boschman of Whitehorse, Yukon; sister-in-law Carol Boschman of Whitehorse, Yukon and by numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents George and Betty Uyesugi, in-laws Peter and Betty Wiens and sister-in-law Gladys Wiens.
Ed was born on November 7, 1940 in Nanaimo, British Columbia. Ed and his family were interned to Southern Alberta in 1942, settling in Taber. At the age of fourteen years, he began working at Lucerne Foods until his retirement in 2000. Ed spent his retirement golfing during the summer and managing the curling club in the winter. In his earlier years, Ed’s love was playing hockey and he always cheered for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Ed and Louise had the opportunity to travel and spent many trips travelling to Hawaii and Las Vegas as well as many other wonderful destinations.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


Val Watland
1945 – 2018
Valerie Elona Watland, beloved wife of the late David Watland, went home to be with her Lord and Saviour in Coaldale on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at the age of 73 years.
The Funeral Service will be held at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. Burial to take place at the Stettler Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Val is loved and remembered by her children Shauna (Arnold) Pauls of Coaldale and David (Kim) Watland of Taber; three grandchildren Tiffanni, Alexander and Dylan; one great grandson Jasper. She is also survived by her sister Judy (Dennis) Dutcha, sister-in-law Agnes Comeau as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families.
She was predeceased by her husband David, parents Leo and Pearl Wilcox, step-father Bob Baker, aunt, uncle, one sister-in-law and three brothers-in-law.
Val was born in Regina, Saskatchewan on February 24, 1945 to Leo and Pearl Wilcox. It was her aunt Gladys and uncle Walter Hebner who raised her in Tisdale and whom she considered mom and dad. When Val was eighteen years old she moved to Alberta to help Pearl and her step-father Bob, in their coffee shop. It was in Calgary that she met Dave and they were married in March of 1968. After their marriage they lived in Drayton Valley for a few years before moving to Edmonton where both of their children were born. In the next few years the family moved back to Calgary and to Fort McMurray before settling in southern Alberta where the kids started and finished school. After twenty six years of marriage, Val became a widow when Dave passed away. She eventually left Taber in 2004 and moved to Lethbridge and then to Coaldale in 2014. Val was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who took joy from being with her family. Some of the past times that she enjoyed included reading and playing crib. Mainly, she enjoyed being with people and was never happier than when she was in a social setting with friends or family. This was reflected in her service with both the Women of the Moose and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Legion. She was also actively involved in church, bible studies and the Christian Ladies group. While living at both the Sunny South Lodge and the Coaldale Health Centre, she enjoyed the social activities that were offered and could be counted on to be a part of whatever game, event, church service, sing-a-long, or entertainment that was planned. Val was always a dedicated and energetic participant and volunteer.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Val’s name may be made directly to the Alberta Lung Association, Box 4500, Station South, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 6K2 (http://www.ab.lung.ca).
The family would like to thank the staff at the Coaldale Health Center for their care of Val over the last three years.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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