By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on September 12, 2018.
1936 – 2018
Johannes Bruno Beyer, beloved husband of Fayetta “Faye” Beyer of Grassy Lake, passed away peacefully in Taber on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at the age of 81 years.
The Celebration of Johnny’s life will be held at the Grassy Lake Community Hall, 210 Chapman Avenue South, Grassy Lake on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.
NECIA GAIL LIVERGOOD, beloved wife of Clayton Livergood, passed away on September 8, 2018 at the age of 89 years. A Graveside Service will be held at Archmount Cemetery on Friday September 14, 2018 at 1:00pm followed by a luncheon at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, MOUNTAIN HEIGHTS CHAPEL, 175 Rocky Mtn Blvd West, Lethbridge.
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MAY, Kenneth Lloyd
April 17, 1942 on the farm near Dunrea, Manitoba to August 27, 2018 at Pincher Creek, Alberta
Ken passed away peacefully on August 27, 2018 at the age of 76 after a long and courageous struggle with blood cancer. He is survived by his devoted wife of 51 years, Mary (nee Elliot), his loving children, Deanne (Cameron) Bertsch, Shannon (Keith) MacMillan, and Devon (Stephanie) May as well as his cherished grandchildren, Tavia and Kiara Bertsch, Catriona and Carson MacMillan and Emmy and Nathan May. Ken is also survived by his siblings, Gerald May, Claire (Lies) Van Marion, Marion (Jack) McKay and Arlene McKnight as well as many nieces and nephews. Ken was predeceased by his parents, Earl and Elsie May, and his sisters, Diane and Lillian May.
Ken had many adventures growing up on the farm where he learned to work hard, love nature and value his education in the one room school. He developed a passion for sports which lasted throughout his lifetime, baseball in his early school days followed by football in high school. He was passionate about the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and eventually transferred this passion to the Calgary Stampeders. His sisters taught him to jive and Mary loved nothing better than jiving with Ken.
Ken graduated from high school in Killarney, Manitoba as valedictorian, in 1960. In 1963 he graduated from Brandon College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics. He taught on permit for two years in Miniota, Manitoba before attending Simon Fraser University for his Bachelor of Education degree. It was there he met Mary and they were married in Vancouver on July 22, 1967. Ken persuaded Mary to leave the grey skies of Vancouver behind and move to sunny Manitoba where they lived and taught in small towns for eight years. Ken moved to Lethbridge, Alberta in 1975 with his family, which now included three children, to teach Mathematics at Winston Churchill High School. Ken obtained his Masters degree in Math and Science education over the course of three summers at U.B.C. He had a memorable year teaching on exchange in Melbourne, Australia in 1981.
Ken was an exceptional teacher whose greatest strength was his ability to relate to his students and to help them to develop a love of math. He was often found helping individual students after school or around the dining room table at home. He was proud to have taught each of his three children calculus in their grade 12 year. Ken was instrumental in establishing the International Baccalaureate Program at Churchill. He was also very involved in extra-curricular activities including coaching baseball, ski club organizer, Reach for the Top coach and debate club organizer. He served as a vice-principal at Churchill for seven years.
Above all, Ken was a loving husband and father who cared deeply about his wife, children and grandchildren and always put his family first. He had a great sense of humour and made Mary laugh every day. They shared many common interests including hiking, skiing, tennis, camping, curling and bridge. When they retired in 2000, Ken and Mary moved to their mountain cabin in Beaver Mines. They have been fortunate to travel the world with several trips to Europe, Australia, New Zealand and exciting cruises to far flung places like South America. He fell in love with Arizona twelve years ago and loved his winter home in the sun at Greenfield Village in Mesa.
In recent years, Ken became passionate about duplicate bridge, attending tournaments, taking lessons and becoming a director. He loved playing bridge with good friends in the Pincher Creek Duplicate Bridge Club and longtime friends in Lethbridge.
Ken’s zest for life, positive energy and kindness are qualities which we will remember always. His inner peace and acceptance of his health condition were an example to us all. Ken, we will love you forever.
A memorial service to celebrate Ken’s life will be held at Pincher Creek Community Hall (287 Canyon Drive) on Saturday, September 15 at 11 AM with lunch to follow.. A very special thank you to Dr. Rommens and the caring staff at Pincher Creek Hospital. Ken’s opportunity to receive flexible transfusions during the last four years extended his life. We also want to thank Dr. Jenkins at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre for her expertise in treating Ken’s blood cancer over many years. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Windy Slopes Health Foundation, Box 2554, Pincher Creek, AB T0K1W0 or Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 29 St. NW, Calgary, AB T2N4N2.
Mr. Frank Sander of Coaldale, beloved husband of Elaine Sander, passed away on September 10, 2018 at the age of 98 years. Family and friends are invited to come together for fellowship and refreshments at the Coaldale Seniors Centre from 2-4 p.m. on Friday, September 14th.
Cremation is entrusted to Evergreen Cremation Services.
PHYLLIS THOMAS, beloved wife of the late Bruce Thomas, passed away at St. Therese Villa, on Tuesday, September 13, 2018 at the age of 99 years.
Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.
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SKYLAR WELLS, of Calgary, passed away suddenly, on Friday, September 7, 2018 at the age of 17 years.
A Family Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 5:00 P.M.
A Wake will be held at SENATOR GLADSTONE HALL, Blood Reserve, AB, on Thursday, September 13, 2018, starting at 7:00 P.M. and continuing all
A Funeral Service will be held at SENATOR GLADSTONE HALL, on Friday, September 14, 2018 at 11:00 A.M.
Interment to follow.
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