October 24th, 2020

WEDNESDAY, September 26, 2018


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on September 26, 2018.

David Rudolph Dragland
1938 – 2018
David Rudolph Dragland of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Ruth Dragland passed away September 21,2018 at Chinook Regional Hospital at age 80 years. David was born in Maleb, Alberta on March 29, 1938 to Theodore and Winnifred Dragland. Dave was predeceased by his wife Ruth; son Brent; his parents Theodore and Winnifred Dragland; sister Marj; brothers Ted and Gordon. Dave worked in the glass industry for over 35 years. Dave always enjoyed being with his children. He is survived by his sons Dave (Shelley), Gary (Sandy); daughter Debbie; daughter in law Tracey; sister Doris Kimmit; eleven grandchildren; five great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Family to have a private Celebration of Life at a later date. Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.


DUDAS
JOHN DUDAS, beloved husband of Olga Dudas, passed away suddenly at home on Friday, September 21, 2018 at the age of 66 years.
Besides his loving wife of 43 years, Olga, John is survived by his daughter Kristy Lauzon (Jeremy) and his grandchildren Owen & Sydney, who were the light of his world. He is also remembered by his sister Elizabeth (John) Unger; brothers Steve Sr. (Ellie), Sandor Sr. (Irene) and Bill (Brenda) Dudas, all of Lethbridge and Zoltan (Malvin) of Nyirkarasz, Hungary, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
John was predeceased by his son, Michael Dudas, parents George and Elizabeth Dudas, sisters Martha Allen and Margaret Fekete (Nyirkarasz, Hungary), brother Illes Dudas (Nyirkarasz, Hungary) and many other in-laws.
John started his trades career working for Derochie Painting in 1980 and valued the many friendships he made with colleagues and clients over the years. He took great pride in his workmanship and remained loyal to this company until the day he passed away.
John was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer six years ago and was a warrior in his battle, earning the nickname, “Bionic Man”. We are grateful to Drs. Brigden, Shukkoor and C. Walsh along with the nurses at the Jack Ady Cancer Centre and his doctors in Calgary for their compassionate and skilled care in prolonging our precious time with him.
John will be remembered by his family and friends for his quick wit, sarcastic humour and the strength and courage he demonstrated to the end of his journey. He will be deeply missed.
A Prayer Service will be held at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604-13th Street North, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, September 28, 2018 at 7:00 P.M. with Sharon Hagel officiating.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback celebrating.
Following the Mass, John will be laid to rest in Mountain View Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Jack Ady Cancer Centre, c/o Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation, 960 – 19 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 1W5.
To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Hornbostel, Terry Lyle March 6, 1944 – September 19, 2018
Terry of Sherwood Park, formerly of Red Deer, Alberta, passed away on September 19, 2018 at the age of 74. Terry was pre-deceased by his loving wife, Beverley, of 50 years. He will Be sorely missed by his daughters, Tracy Bell and Billie Gordon, son-in-law Mark Bell, and grandchildren Scott, Lauren, Danika and Connor. He is survived by his siblings, Linda White and Judy Hornbostel of Red Deer Alberta and many extended family and friends. Terry was cremated and his final resting place will be with Bev in Coal Banks Cemetery in the mountains of Robb, Alberta. We remember ‘T’ for his passionate Love of family, hunting, fishing, and hockey.
The family requests any donations be directed to Hope Mission at http://www.hopemission.com. May God bless his soul.


Margaret Koznick
1924 – 2018
It is with great sadness the family of Margaret Elizabeth Koznick, beloved wife of Paul Koznick, announce her passing in Lethbridge on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at the age of 94 years.
The Funeral Service will be held at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. A private burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. To view the complete obituary or to send condolences, please visit our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


Tsuyoshi Eddy Nishida
1923-2018
Tsuyoshi “Eddy” Nishida of Raymond, Alberta passed away in Raymond on August 26, 2018 at the age of 95 years. Eddy was predeceased by his wife Janet (Hayashi); his parents Tatsuzo and Sumiye; brothers Takeshi and Walter; sisters-in-law Flora and Miyo Nishida; and brothers-in-law George Kadonaga, Leslie Nelson and Ken Kamitomo; godson/nephew Tim Nishida; nieces and nephews, Julianne Kozak, Carol Nishida, Orville Dahl, and Gary McPherson. He is survived by his sisters Marian Nelson and Katie Kamitomo as well as many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Eddy was born on January 1, 1923 in Woodfibre, BC. At the age of 14, he developed tuberculosis and shortly after that, his family was forced to leave the West Coast during the internment of the Japanese-Canadians during the Second World War. Eddy was separated from his family and sent to a tuberculosis sanitorium in New Denver, BC where he would live for the next 8 years. After his release in 1950, he took welding courses from SAIT. In 1952, he married Janet Hayashi in New Denver, BC, however, his beloved Janet died after only 5 years of marriage. Eddy had a passion for photography and fly fishing, but his true passion was a life of service to the church. He was an active member of St. Augustine’s Anglican Church in Lethbridge since 1951, singing in the choir for over 55 years. Licensed as a Lay Reader in 1965, he presided over countless services in churches, private homes and seniors’ nursing facilities and provided some of his services in Japanese. He was once told that he was the only Japanese Anglican Lay Reader in Canada. Eddy volunteered countless hours at the Sorrento Lay Training Centre in Sorrento, BC providing photography services and audio recordings of sessions held at the Centre over a 40-year span. He would spend his summers at Sorrento Centre and became a well-known fixture there and remains deeply respected and loved. In 2008, Eddy was awarded the prestigious “Anglican Award of Merit” for all his dedication and hours of ministry to the church. At Eddy’s request, a family service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday October 6, 2018 at ST. AUGUSTINE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, 411-11 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. Donations of flowers, food and monetary gifts are gratefully declined. If you wish, please donate to a charity of your choice.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.


Darlene Peequaquat
1964 – 2018
Darlene Rose Peequaquat, passed away in Lethbridge on Monday, September 24, 2018 at the age of 54 years.
A wake will be held at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, September 27, 2018 beginning at 7:00 P.M.
The Burial Service will be held at the Taber Memorial Garden, one kilometer north of 64 Avenue on 50 Street, Taber on Friday, September 28, 2018 at 11:00 A.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.


Raymond Joseph Petit
1937-2018
Mr. Raymond “Peppy” Joseph Petit of Lethbridge passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday September 20, 2018 at the age of 81.
Ray was born on April 10, 1937 in Antler, Saskatchewan to Denise and Cerile. He moved to Lethbridge in 1957 and quickly wove himself into the fabric of Southern Alberta. He married his wife Marlene (Park) in 1959 and they shared 37 wonderful years together raising their two daughters.
After Marlene’s passing in 1996, Ray was blessed to find love again. He married Ruby (Shaw) in 1998 enjoying 10 years together before her passing in 2008.
Ray lived his life in the service of others. After protecting our community for 34 years as a member of the Lethbridge Fire Department, Ray retired as a Platoon Chief in 1998. Ray also served since 1957 with the 20th Independent Field Battery, and as a Major taking command in 1975.
Ray was a proud NDP supporter. He volunteered countless hours and served over 30 years as Local Treasurer. He was proudly team orange long before it was cool to be so. He was a dedicated volunteer for the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society, and Lethbridge Military Museum among others.
Ray was an avid outdoorsman, and spent many cherished moments fishing his favorite spots in Beaver Mines and Duck Lake. He was also a huge sports fan, faithfully cheering on his Habs and Jays. He was a proud Lethbridge Hurricanes season ticket holder for over 30 years.
He will be terribly missed by his daughter, Monique Petit; granddaughter Nicole (Jason) and the sparkle of his eyes, his great granddaughters Brynnley, Callie, and Emslea Kowal. He is also survived by his stepchildren Judy (Kirk) Godlonton, Tim (Shelley) and Montie (Gerie) Shaw and their families.
He leaves behind sisters Joyce (Dennis) Hawes, Bertha Boutin, Marguerite (Steve) Kowbel and brother Roger (Beth) Petit, as well as the beloved Park family; Joe (Linda), Allan (Betty), Stuart (Bev), Lorna and Linda.
He was predeceased by his cherished wives Marlene, Ruby and daughter Michelle.
A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday September 27, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street S., Lethbridge, Alberta, followed by a Wake at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #4, 324 Mayor Magrath Drive South at 3:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Rays’ memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation c/o 100 – 119 14 Street NW, Calgary AB, T2N 1Z6.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.


THOMPSON
KENNETH LLOYD THOMPSON, beloved husband of Linda Thompson, passed away on Sunday September 23, 2018 in Lethbridge Alberta at the age of 72 years.
He is survived by his daughters; Janice (Steve) Devlin, and Tricia (Randy) Mehrer, grandchildren; Megan, Emma, Alyssa, Kacey, and Kegan, great grandchildren; Aiden and Jessica, sisters; Sharron Brooks, Bonnie (Michael) Broadley, and Lorraine (Robert) Ramsay, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, September 28, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, LETHBRIDGE STAKE CENTRE, 2410 28 Street South, Lethbridge.
Friends are welcome to meet with the family on Thursday, September 27, 2018 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at SALMON AND SONS FUNERAL HOME, 433 Stubb Ross Road South, Lethbridge (entrance to the airport) or prior to the Funeral Service on Friday from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. at the Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, #220, 6223 – 2 Street S.E., Calgary, AB, T2H 1J5.
To send a condolence please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca


Ruth “Bunny” Ulmer
May 21, 1925 ~ June 30, 2018
Ruth “Bunny” Louise Ulmer, beloved wife of the late Walter Ulmer, passed away in Lethbridge on Monday, July 30, 2018, at the age of 93 years following a prolonged battle with Alzheimer’s disease.  She was born in Medicine Hat, the oldest daughter of Justina and Benvenuto Bonin. This is where they lived before moving to Bow Island, Lethbridge and finally Calgary before returning to Lethbridge in 2003. We are comforted knowing that she is now once again with her “Honey”. She is survived by her children, Wayne (Jo) of Lethbridge, Rod (Carol) of White Rock, Barry (Marsha) of Edmonton and Wendy (Dave) of Calgary.  Bunny was a proud grandmother to Tracey (Oral), Tara (Wes), Briea (Jaime) and Laurel (Trevor) all of Calgary. She was thrilled to be the great-grandmother of Charlotte, Gray and Trystan.  Bunny is also survived by her sisters, Rose of Lethbridge and Norma of Calgary and her brothers, Norman and Ernie of Medicine Hat as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A Graveside Memorial  service will be celebrated at Hillside Cemetery, Medicine Hat, AB., on Saturday, September 29, 2018, at 1:30 p.m. with Life Celebrant Gerry Getz officiating. Those wishing to attend are asked to gather at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, AB., no later than 1:15 p.m. to join in the   procession to Hillside Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Bunny’s name may be made directly to a charity of ones own choice. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at http://www.cooksouthland.com)  Honoured to serve the family is COOK SOUTHLAND Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta  T1A 4V4  Toll free 1-877-528-2390.

Thomas “Tom” Wardman
1951 – 2018
Mr. Thomas “Tom” Wardman of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Jo-Ann Wardman, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at the age of 66 years. A Celebration of Tom’s Life will be held at 11:00am on Friday, September 28, 2018 at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street S., Lethbridge, Alberta, with Reverend Eva Stanley officiating. A private family graveside was held in the Mountain View Cemetery. Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.


WOLFE, Ronald (Ron) Frederick
May 23, 1933 – Foremost, Alberta
September 19, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta
It is with great sadness that the family of Ronald (Ron) Frederick Wolfe announce his passing on September 19, 2018 at the young age of 85 years. Ron fought a valiant battle with Melanoma; he was surrounded by his devoted family throughout this fifty day journey. We would like to offer our deep thanks to the Palliative Care Unit #47 at Foothills Medical Centre. This unit provided exceptional, loving care.
During his career, Ron was employed by Superior Propane as the divisional manager for Western Canada; retiring in 1988 after thirty years of service. At the age of 55, Ron started his own company: Wolfe Signs, which he truly enjoyed working at until the day before he fell ill. Ron loved to fish, volunteer at Spruce Meadows, and spend time with his family. Nothing brought him more joy than having the family over for a barbecue dinner. He will be greatly missed.
Ron is survived by his loving wife Doris Wolfe (nee Karl); four sons and daughters-in-law, Bob and Chris, Rawn and Rene, Rick and Chris, and Blair and Maria; three daughters and two sons-in-law Tammy and Dave, Tracey, and Shannon and Dennis; seventeen grandchildren; and fifteen great-grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the All Saints Lutheran Church (380 Midpark Boulevard S.E., Calgary, AB) on Friday, September 28, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow at the church. Carpooling recommended. Condolences may be forwarded through http://www.mcinnisand holloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Calgary Humane Society, 4455 – 110th Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2C 2T7, Telephone: (403)205-4455, http://www.calgaryhumane.ca. or to the Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank Society, 5000 – 11 Street S.E., Calgary, AB T2H 2Y5, Telephone: (403) 253-2059,
http://www.calgaryfoodbank.com.

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