January 24th, 2021

SATURDAY, August 18, 2018

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on August 20, 2018.


TARA ANN BARE SHIN BONE, passed away on August 10th, 2018 at the age of 52 years.

A Wake Service will be held at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Tuesday, August 21st from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. continuing at Tara’s residence. The Funeral Service will be held at the Senator Gladstone Hall on Thursday, August 23rd at 11:00 a.m.. Interment in the Blood Band Cemetery.

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JOHN DIESER, beloved husband of Mary Dieser, passed away peacefully, at St. Therese Villa on Friday, August 17, 2018 at the age of 80 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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Coreen Featherstone

1963 – 2018

Coreen Featherstone of Taber, passed away on Sunday, August 12, 2018 in her home at the age of 54 years. Coreen is survived by her mother Donna (Peter) Coppieters; children Jennifer (Clyde) Melanson, Darren Duane Schan Jr., Tyler James Schan; as well as numerous grandchildren A Graveside Service will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, August 31, 2018 in the FORT MACLEOD UNION CEMETERY, Fort Macleod, Alberta. A Family Gathering will be held at a later date in Edmonton. Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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It is with heavy hearts that we announce the tragic passing of WALTER FEDORUK, beloved husband of Gladys Fedoruk of Lethbridge, on Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 at the age of 77 years.

A Memorial Service will be held at IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 20 Rocky Mountain Blvd. West, Lethbridge, AB on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Richard Brown officiating.

Following the Service, Walter will be laid to rest in Mountain View Cemetery.

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JOAN A. HISEY December 23, 1925 – August 16, 2018

Joan was born in Devon (now Fredericton), New Brunswick and at the young age of 17 demonstrated her love of travel and sense of adventure by packing up her bags and moving to Ontario. She found employment as a ticket agent for Trans Canada Airlines (now Air Canada) and it was through this employment that she met her future husband Ken Hisey. He was dating one of her roommates at the time and according to him the first time Joan answered the phone he was smitten. They were married from 1949 – 1977 and during their 28 years together shared many happy and exciting times together. As was the norm for her time, Joan was a stay at home mom – albeit a non- traditional one – as her passions most definitely did not include cooking or cleaning! She and Ken were wonderful hosts and always very supportive of their daughters’ interests. She had a kind and generous spirit and was truly a class act. Joan was a lover of art, music, history, theatre and travel. She painted and produced lithographs, but particularly loved to work in clay and had Ken install a kiln in the garage at home and set up a potter’s wheel at the cottage. She audited art history university classes in the evening, leaving Ken in charge of the girls, regularly attended live theatre productions, visited art galleries and could jitterbug like no one else.

Both she and Ken shared a love for travel and every year she would take on the daunting task of coordinating a family trip. England, France, Italy, Germany, Florida and Mexico were just some of the places visited. Extensive research was completed in advance and time away always included a focus on history for her daughters and time spent mingling with the people living in these foreign lands. She was very dearly loved and will be fondly remembered by her two daughters Heather Hisey (Paul Jarvis) of Guelph, Ontario and Sue (Jay) Manery of Lethbridge, Alberta. Her grandchildren Anne Hisey (Ashlin) Snowdon and Adam Hisey Manery will treasure the special memories they have of their Grandma Joan. She will also be remembered with affection by Heather’s stepchildren, Evan and Hilary Jarvis (James Nicholson) and their son Everett. She is survived by her sister, Bonnie Irvine of Trenton, Ontario, Annelies Innerkofler of Amlach, Austria who was like a daughter to her, many extended family members and good friends. She was predeceased by her mother and stepfather, Anne and Warren Urquhart, her brother, Richard Day, and by her former husband Kenneth Clarke Hisey. The family is most appreciative to all who supported Mom in a kind and respectful manner during her last six years in Lethbridge. Our heartfelt thanks to Wendy James and BJ Milman-Fritz, with both of whom Mom shared a special bond. A tribute to Joan will be held in Lethbridge on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at the Galt Museum at 5:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family would be grateful for donations to support arthritis research. beatarthritis.ca Arthritis Research Foundation, 1001-522 University Ave. Toronto, ON CANADA M5G 1W7


GEORGE ANDREW KERGAN passed away unexpectedly in Lethbridge on Wednesday, August 15, 2018, at the age of 72 years. George was born in Lethbridge, Alberta on April 20, 1946 to Andrew and Julienne Kergan. He is survived by his siblings; Gordon (Mary) Kergan, Douglas William (Cindy) Kergan, Ian Kergan, Darcy (Tammy) Horlacher, and Brenda (Dale) Ketcheson, and his children; Travis, Robert and Michelle George loved to fish, play bridge and cribbage and he travelled extensively. He was very proud of his Metis Heritage. He enjoyed spending time with his friends many of which were long term. A Friends meet Family will be held at SALMON AND SONS FUNERAL HOME, 433 Stubb Ross Road South Lethbridge (entrance to the airport), on Tuesday August 21, 2018 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm The Memorial Service will be held at THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION Branch 4, 324 Mayor Magrath Drive S, Lethbridge, on Wednesday August 22, 2018 at 11:00am. Friends are invited to meet with the family prior to the service from 10:15am to 11:00am.

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Lynn Schmelzer

Ruth Lynn Schouten

Ruth Nonay

Lynn Schmelzer of Lethbridge, Alberta passed away suddenly in Nevada on July 13, 2018 at 52 years of age . She is survived by her mother Marge, her loving husband Udo and 4 children Robert, Brian, Thomas and Quinn.

Lynn was born in Edmonton November 2, 1965. She lived in various locations around Western Canada until she raised her children in Peace River. In Brooks she lost her first husband Steve Schouten. After mourning, she then found her new home in Lethbridge and found her soulmate Udo Schmelzer.

She loved helping and making people happy. A compassionate person, who cared for all; customers, friends, acquaintances, and all walks of life. There is a hole left behind in the Lethbridge community after her passing.

She will continue to live on with her donor recipients, her ultimate gift and act of kindness.

A celebration of her life will be held on Sept 22 at the Croatian Club in Lethbridge, starting with a memorial bike ride at 1:30PM.


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.

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SCOTT, Alice Marian

Alice Marian Scott beloved wife of the late Raymond passed away in Edmonton at the Grandview Continuing Care Centre on Tuesday August 14, 2018 at the age of 94 years. Alice is loved and remembered by her sons Richard (Elizabeth), Donald (Sharon) and Bruce, her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Raymond Scott, daughter in-law Nancy (Bruce), parents Berton and Alma Jane Hoyt, siblings Wesley (Betty), Margaret (Johnny),Isabel (Ted), Rebecca (Willard) and George. Originally from Lethbridge Alice lived in Calgary and in Edmonton as she worked, raised her family and retired with her husband Ray. Mom will be returning to Lethbridge to be laid to rest in Mountain View Cemetery with her parents and beside Ray. A private family service will be held at a later date.

Starlene Kaye Dillabaugh (Selby/Sutcliffe) July 25, 1948 – Aug. 14,2018

Starlene (Star) Dillabaugh passed away peacefully at home with family at her side. Predeceased by her first husband Tony Sutcliffe, brother Kenneth Copeland and sister Deannie Elwin. She is survived by her husband Conway, daughters Tracey Sutcliffe, Jody Hopwo (Brett), Tanya Bailey (Clint), step-sons Sean Dillabaugh (Sandy), Kim Dillabaugh (Bonnie). Also, survived by brother Lamont Selby, sister Doris Patera and several nieces and nephews. Grandchildren Baylee and Corson Hopwo, Easton and Addyson Bailey, Colby and Brooke Dillabaugh, and Ellie and Weston Dillabaugh. Star was born and raised in Lethbridge and Milk River. She obtained her LPN and worked in the Pincher Creek hospital. Moved to Duncan B.C. in 1981 and worked for Doctors Hocker and Leckie for over 20 years. Very special thanks to Dr. Dan Philippson for his extra care and support. Thanks to Dr. Val Masuda and the Chemo staff at CDH and thanks to the health nurses and hospice support staff. A Celebration of Life is planned for August 21st, 2 to 4 pm at H.W. Wallace, 5285 Polkey Rd. Duncan.

Don’t cry because of what happened, Smile because you were part of her life. Condolences may be left at Hwwallacecbc.com


FRANK JOSEPH TOTH, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the Cedar Creek Adaptacare, on Friday, August 17, 2018 at the age of 95 years.

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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.

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