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FRIDAY, September 14, 2018

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on September 14, 2018.

Ronald “Ron” Chambers

1941 – 2018

Mr. Ronald “Ron” Chambers of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Renie Chambers, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family after a lengthy, courageous battle with cancer at Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at the age of 77 years. Ron loved living on the farm, fishing, hunting, camping, boating and just being outdoors. Besides his loving wife Renie, Ron is survived by his son Danny; daughter-in-law Lori Howe; 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Ron was predeceased by his loving parents Stancil and Annie Chambers; son Barry; daughter-in-law Jane as well as his siblings. A Private Family Graveside Service will be held in the Mountain View Cemetery at a later date. Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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HENRY DRONKELAAR, beloved husband of the late Henny Dronkelaar, went home to be with his Lord and Saviour, on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at the age of 89 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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1951 – 2018

KEVIN JOHN FOLSTER left us peacefully on Monday, August 27, 2018 to join his recently deceased wife Linda, in Lethbridge, AB. Kevin was born on June 16, 1951 in Abbotsford, BC. He leaves to mourn his son Mark (Graciete) and daughter Connie (Bernard) LeBlanc and his grandchildren, Bradley, Brett, Brianna, Robyn and Matthew.

Kevin enjoyed family gatherings and cheering on his grandchildren at their various sports. He loved watching sports and playing a friendly hand of poker.

As requested by Kevin, a private family service will be held at a later date.

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Henry Yee

1932 – 2018

Henry Yee (Yee Yim Sun) passed away peacefully at the age of 85 years, on September 3, 2018. Henry was born in Dow Moon, China in 1932, immigrated to Canada in the 1950’s and married his wife, Judy in 1957. He had worked in the restaurant industries for over 50 years, starting as a young server in Banff, AB; then Field BC, working his way to management; then as a restaurant owner in Lethbridge until his retirement. Henry had a passion for the restaurant business. He loved his customers and would always greet them with his smile, handshake, and his unique “Business Laugh”. Henry is survived by his daughters: Raina (Alan) Ward, and Blenda (Jerry Knott) Sorensen; his grandchildren: Samantha, Pamela, Adam, and Caroline; Sister in law, Wendy Yee; nephew, Eddie Yee; nieces: Karen Hall and Debbie Yee; and his great-nephew, Brandon Hall. He will be missed by many friends, and relatives in San Francisco, Philadelphia USA, and in China. Henry was predeceased by his wife, Judy Yee; his parents: Mee Lun and Quai Sing Yee; brother, Harold Yee; sister, Yee Yim Mai; his grandchildren: Christopher Sorensen and Marilyn Ward and his niece’s husband, Quinn Hall. Henry’s family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the Nurses, Medical Staff and Doctors at the Chinook Regional Hospital. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects from 7:00pm to 8:30pm on Monday, September 17, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 St South, Lethbridge, Alberta. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm, Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL. Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in memory of Henry, to the Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation, 960 – 19 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 1W5.

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I Am Still With You

I give you this one thought to keep

I am with you still – do not weep

I am a thousand winds that blow

I am the diamond glints on snow

I am the sunlight on ripened grain

I am the gentle autumn’s rain

When you awaken in the morning hush

I am the swift uplifting rush

Of quiet birds in circle flight

I am the soft stars that shine at night

Do not think of me as gone-

I am with you still – in each new dawn

GERTRUDE ANN ORMANDY, beloved wife of the late Ernest Ormandy, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Legacy Lodge, on Monday, September 10, 2018 at the age of 95 years.

She is the loving mother of children Bill Ormandy (Brenda Russell) of Lethbridge, Katie (Dennis) Goshinmon of Lethbridge and James (Sheila) Patterson of Edmonton; 12 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Ellsworth Patterson of Sackville, N.B.

Besides her loving husband Ernest, Gertrude was predeceased by her sons Leonard (Pauline) and Charles (Marjory) and daughter Christine (Dennis) Ito.

Much love and gratitude to the caregivers at Legacy Lodge. Angels do walk among us.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

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PUNGOR, MARIKA ELIZABETHMarika passed away on Friday, September 7, 2018 at Hospice House in Kelowna, BC at the age of 78. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00pm on Monday, September 24, 2018 at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Rd, Kelowna. For more on Marika’s life, or to leave a condolence for the family, please



SANDER June 20, 1920 – September 10, 2018

Frank Joseph Sander, born June 20, 1920 in Enchant Alberta the 3rd child of Kasimir and Lucy Sander. He attended Enchant school for 12 years. In 1939 he harvested his first crop and received 65 cents a bushel.

In 1941, Frank was medically discharged from the army. In 1944 he met Elaine Haller and they were married on November 15 of that year. He moved a house from Travers onto his home quarter at Enchant where they raised 6 children. In the early years Frank and Elaine had a family band with Frank on the violin. They entertained for dances at Enchant, Retlaw, Sundial and Hays.

Frank was very involved in the community. He belonged to the Lions Club, was president of the Home and School, on the sports committee, the Chamber of Commerce, secretary of the community library, secretary of the Golf club, on the telephone board, board member for the BRID development, on the irrigation council, drove school bus for 15 years and umpired baseball for many years.

They lived in Enchant for 27 years and in 1967 they moved to Lethbridge where Frank worked at various jobs, as a gardener at the Correctional Institute, shift supervisor at Trans Canada Freezers, as the manager of the Miners Library, and he also volunteered his time to umpire Little League baseball.

In 1982 they moved to their acreage near Wilson siding and Frank retired in 1984. Frank was very active with the Coaldale Seniors and was president for 10 years. Frank and Elaine continued their family band and entertained at many seniors centres.

After a lengthy stay in the Lethbridge Regional Hospital Frank moved to the Coaldale Extended Care in October 2015 where he was loved and cared for.

Frank was a kind, gentle man, always polite and always happy to have family and friends drop by. He was very patient, especially with his grandchildren letting them crawl all over him. His mind and recollections of people and events was remarkable and remained so until his final days.

Frank was predeceased by his parents, Kasimir Sander and Lucy Leppert Sander, his brothers Sylvester Sander, George Sander, sister Helena Reimer, brothers-in-law Ed Reimer, Phil Sanche, Alvin Warnock, Anthony Armstrong, sister-in-law Theresa Haller, and his daughter-in-law Wendy Sander.

Frank leaves his wife of 73 years, Elaine Sander, his children Ronald Sander ( Maria), and their children, Katrina (Kurt) Gudmundson, Kyla and Griffin, Jeremy Sander (Crystal), Erin (Evan) Bouey, Aidan Sander (Jess); Richard Sander (Cinda) Grandson: Wade Sander, great-grandchildren- Taylor, Brittany, Hailey, Jaida; Granddaughter: Kristen Sander, great-grandson Breken Allan Gary; Virginia Howg (Randy) and their children; Bryce Howg (Jodi), Brandyn, Skylar, Kalley, Sienna; Denise Klemen (Darren), Denae, Ethan, Trista, Rhett, Kiera; Raelene Howg, Ashton, Brodee, Laina Angle; Patricia Sander, and her children, Chelsea (Kurt) Megarry, Noah, Callum, Remy; Cody Campbell (Courtnay), Crystal Campbell (Michael); James Sander; Michael Sander (Sylvie) , his sisters-in-law, Margaret Sanche, Helen Warnock, Betty Armstrong, Vicky Sander, his brother-in-law Larry Haller and numerous nieces and nephews.

Frank was the glue that held the family together. He was a devout Christian and was dearly loved by his family. He will be truly missed.

Family and friends are invited to come together for fellowship and refreshments at the Coaldale Seniors Centre on Friday, September 14th from 2-4 p.m.


PHYLLIS THOMAS passed away peacefully at St. Therese Villa on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at the age of 99 years.

Phyllis is survived by her daughters, Sandra (Herb) Curran and Beverly (Arnold) Sommerfeld, both of Red Deer; her sons, Garry (Karen) Thomas and Lawrence (Sandra) Thomas, both of Lethbridge, as well as four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Bruce and her parents, Ernest and Lillian Bates.

Phyllis was honoured with a Life Membership in the Alberta Fish & Game Association in 1988 for her many hours of volunteering. She also served on many various committees with her husband, Bruce, who was also awarded with the same Life Membership. She loved being outdoors and she adored her animals. Her yard was always beautifully adorned with flowers, meticulously manicured trees, garden paths, a swing, a fountain and even a flowing goldfish pond in the summer.

A Memorial Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta on Saturday, September 15, 2018

at 11:00 A.M.

For those who wish, donations in Phyllis’ memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society, #40, 1202 – 2 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 0E3 or to the Lethbridge PAW Society, Box 255, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 3Y5.

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