January 16th, 2021

FRIDAY, August 17, 2018

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on August 17, 2018.


TYSON CROSS CHILD, beloved husband of Jenna Whitstone, passed away suddenly in Onion Lake, Sask. on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at the age of 28 years.

Wake Services will be held at SENATOR GLADSTONE HALL, Blood Reserve, AB on Monday, August 20, 2018 from 6:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M.

Funeral Services will be held at SENATOR GLADSTONE HALL on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 11:00 A.M.

Graveside Services will follow in the Day Rider Family Cemetery.

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DARCY DANIEL EAGLE CHILD Sr. passed away on the Blood Reserve on August 13th, 2018 at the age of 57 years.

A Wake Service will be held at the White Calf Hall, Stand Off on Monday, August 20th from 6:00 to 11:00 pm.

The Funeral Service will be held at the White Calf Hall on Tuesday, August 21st at 11:00 a.m.

Condolences may be sent to: http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca

Fredricksen 1945-2018

John Douglas Fredricksen, beloved husband of Mary Frances of Pincher Creek, Alberta, passed away at Lethbridge on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at the age of 72 years. He was the loving father of one son, Peter (Donna) of Shaughnessy, Alberta, and of four grandchildren, Abel, Asher, Hailey, and Gabriel. He is also survived by his sister Jane (Bruce) Gretz of Aldergrove, British Columbia, and by his brother David (Laurie) of Tsawwassen, British Columbia, in addition to many other nephews, nieces, cousins, and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his mother Winifred in 2010, and by his father Douglas in 2012. John was born on September 27, 1945 in Surrey, England, the son of a Canadian soldier and his British bride. Arriving in Canada eleven months later, John spent most of his childhood in Maple Ridge, BC. As a young man John took a several month-long hitch-hiking tour around North America before meeting and marrying his wife and settling down to a job as a public transit bus driver with the City of Vancouver. Having previously quit school early, John pursued a long-held goal of becoming educated while in his thirties, earning a BA in history at Simon Fraser University, and moving on to become a teacher. For the majority of his teaching career John worked with First Nations children, most notably at Bella Bella, BC, and at Napi’s Playground Elementary School in Brocket, AB, where he also served as principal. During the final years of his teaching career he helped adults who, like himself, had returned to school later in life. In his retirement, John especially loved spending time with his four grandchildren. Friends may meet with the family at the PICTURE BUTTE ELKS HALL – 112 4th St. S., Picture Butte, Alberta on Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 1:00 pm. Memorial donations may be made to Doctors Without Borders (https://donate.doctorswithoutborders.org).

To send condolences, please visit http://www.generationsfh.ca


GEORGE ANDREW KERGAN passed away unexpectedly in Lethbridge on Wednesday, August 15, 2018, at the age of 72 years. Memorial arrangements to be announced when completed.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca



DIANE MAE MERRITT passed away peacefully, after a brief battle with cancer, at St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit, on Monday, August 13th, 2018 at the age of 75 years.

She leaves to mourn her loving husband of 53 years, Michael, her three sons, Kevin (Kathy) of Edmonton, AB, Jeff and Paul, as well as four grandchildren: Jaden (Alexis), Logan (Raven), Chelsea and Piper, all of Lethbridge. She is also lovingly remembered by her sisters, Cathy (Keith) McKellar of Rimbey, AB and Carol (Cliff) Doroshenko of Lethbridge.

Diane was predeceased by her parents, Joe and Pat Capri and her granddaughter, Kennedy.

Diane was very active in various charitable organizations with hundreds of volunteers to help her along the way. At one time, she was the Regional Director for the “Arthritis Society of Canada” and considered her greatest accomplishment, organizing the “Jingle Bell Run”.

Diane loved downhill skiing, golfing and playing cards with friends.

Those who were lucky enough to have known Diane, knew she had a zest for life, a wonderful sense of humour, a quick wit and was compassionate and caring toward others.

Our family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit who treated Diane and our family with care and compassion.

A Private Family Service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Diane’s memory may be made to St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit, 1400-9th Ave. South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4V5

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1929 – 2018

MARGARET RICHARDS, of Coaldale passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, August 12th, following a brief illness. She was two weeks away from her 89th birthday.

Margaret is survived by her husband of 63 years, Tom Richards; as well as their children Jean (Ken) Mackintosh and Harley (Jackie May) Richards; grandchildren Laura (Mark) Fast, Logan Mackintosh, Alison (Clayton) Varjassy, Tuscany Richards, Sterling Richards and Autumn Richards; and great-granddaughter Maisie Fast.

Margaret was born in Vancouver on Aug. 24, 1929 to Harley and Muriel Brown. As a young woman she embarked with a friend on a working trip that took them through Whitehorse, Edmonton and eventually Lethbridge. It was here that Margaret met Tom, a young farmer living east of Coaldale. The couple married on Nov. 14, 1955, and Margaret gave up her big-city heritage for life in the country, spending nearly 35 years on a mixed farm northeast of Tempest. She and Tom moved to Coaldale in 1989, remaining there for most of Margaret’s last years.

Always young at heart, Margaret embraced computer technology. She produced store-quality greeting cards, enjoyed watching Netflix on her iPad, and went through a couple of iPhones. Recent injuries and illnesses slowed her a bit, but Margaret refused to be waited on or catered to. She continued to manage her household, maintain the books for her and Tom’s farm corporation, and remember and acknowledge the birthdays and anniversaries of family and friends.

In accordance with Margaret’s wishes, her immediate family will celebrate her life at a private gathering. They respectfully decline flowers, but encourage anyone wishing to memorialize Margaret to do so through a donation to the Lethbridge and District Humane Society at 2920 16th Ave. N., Lethbridge, Alta., T1H 5E9; 403-320-8991; pets4you2@hotmail.com.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


LORRAINE GEORGIA WATTS, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Monday, August 13, 2018 at the age of 75 years.

She is the loving mother of Fiori Dagnone of Edmonton, Ralph (Tracy) Dagnone of Lethbridge, Rhonda (John) Carrette of Edmonton, Sandra (Justin) Johnson of Lethbridge, Kristen (Clayton) Rutberg of Vulcan and Darryl Watts of Lethbridge. She is also survived by nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Lorraine was predeceased by her parents Leland and Pauline Watts and her son Ben Dagnone.

Lorraine had a life full of challenges and fought through them all. She attended the U of C in her 40’s, and attained a degree in social work. She worked in that field for years and then did marketing for the CIBC banks in southern Alberta. Four years ago, she was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called myelofibrosis and given a five year life expectancy. Since then, she has enjoyed life and family the best she could while the cancer advanced. She was a very caring and stoic person who remained strong for her family through all the hardships. She was unexpectedly admitted to the Chinook Regional Hospital due to an unrelated matter on August 11, and despite her strength and desire to fight, succumbed to the illness two days later. She will be deeply missed by many.

Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family during a Memorial Reception at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Monday, August 20, 2018 from 12:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.

In memory of Lorraine and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the MPN Research Foundation, 180 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1870, Chicago, IL, 60601; or to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada, #590, 1212 – 31 Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB, T2E 7S8.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com

Beverley Joy (Gerlock) Yantz

1939 – 2018

With her loving husband and cherished family by her side, Beverley Joy (Gerlock) Yantz of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully on August 13, 2018 at the age of 78 years at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre. Besides her loving husband Edgar Harvey Yantz, Bev is survived by her son, Robert; her daughters: Jodi (Andy) Chiew, Kathy (Brent) Carlson, and Lori (Neal) Siedlecki; her grandchildren: Tanner Heggie, Taylor (Claire) Yantz, Riley & Lucas Chiew, Brad & Andrea Carlson, Wyatt & Sierra Siedlecki; and her great grandchild, Lily Yantz. Bev is also survived by her mother, Barbara Gerlock; and her siblings: Wendy (Glen) Cudmore, Jim (Wendy) Gerlock, Phil (Sherri) Gerlock, John (Wilma) Gerlock, Tony (Rose) Gerlock, and Fraser (Wendy) Benham; as well as many nieces and nephews. Bev was predeceased by her father, John Gerlock and her birth mother, Ida. Bev graduated from the Galt School of Nursing in 1960 with eighteen of her very good friends. She married her only love Edgar on November 4, 1961. Bev enjoyed reading, cross-stitching, camping, and listening to her family play guitar and sing. She enjoyed spending time with her neighbors and close friends Marlene, Ina, and Joanne. She loved to be at their cabin in the Wapiti with friends and family. Bev also enjoyed many summer weekends at their campsite at the Old Man Dam. She will always be remembered by many for her sense of humor, easy-going nature, advice, and words of wisdom. Bev brought joy to all who knew her and now she has found true joy with our Heavenly Father. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends. In remembrance of Bev, a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre, 1400 9 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4V5.

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