January 19th, 2021

SATURDAY, September 29, 2018

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on September 29, 2018.

Kenneth Roy Craig

1930 – 2018

Mr. Kenneth Roy Craig of Lethbridge, Alberta passed away peacefully, on September 16, 2018, at the age of 87 years, beloved husband of Marian Travis Craig. Ken was born in Paddockwood, Saskatchewan in 1930. He held a B.Sc. from the University of Saskatchewan in Agricultural Engineering and M.Sc. in Agricultural Engineering from Utah State University. He had a long and distinguished engineering career, working on many water resource projects in Saskatchewan, Alberta, and internationally. After retiring from UMA Engineering, Ken founded Aqua Systems 2000, Inc. in 1993, continuing to work on projects and product development with Aqua Systems into his eighties. Ken was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying canoeing and skiing with family and friends. Besides his loving wife, Ken is survived by his daughter Heather of Lethbridge, sons Cameron (Susan) of Coaldale, Blair (Lynne) of Fernie, BC, and Dean (Linda) of Calgary, granddaughters Megan (Rob) Brown, Chelsea (Filip) Berukuski, and Stephanie Craig, great-grandsons Hunter and Hawkins Brown, and sister Doris (Rosco) Long of Yorkton, SK. Ken was pre-deceased by his parents Fred and Esther Craig and sister Hazel Craig. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00PM on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL. 610 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta with Reverend Eva Stanley officiating.

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JOHN DUDAS, beloved husband of Olga Dudas, passed away suddenly at home on Friday, September 21, 2018 at the age of 66 years.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604- 13 Street North, Lethbridge, AB, 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.

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JERRY SIDNEY FIRST CHARGER, 77, passed away at home on the Blood Reserve on September 25th, 2018.

A Wake Service will be held at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Friday, October 5th from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Glenwood, AB on Saturday, October 6th at 12:00 Noon. Friends may meet the family prior to the Service. Interment at the Pioneer Cemetery, Blood Reserve.

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RONALD “RON” HOLT, beloved husband of Virginia Holt, passed away peacefully at the St. Michael’s Health Center on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at the age of 75 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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SHAWN PETER LAZARUK, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at the age of 40 years. As per Shawn’s request, no funeral service will be held. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made on Shawn’s behalf to the Humane Society, 2920 – 16 Ave. N. Lethbridge, AB T1H 5E9.

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Margaret McKay

1934 – 2018

Mrs. Margaret McKay of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. Fred McKay, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at the age of 84 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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Fernande (Ferne) Terlesky


(nee Demers)

Fernande (Ferne) G Terlesky, born November 2, 1921, passed away peacefully just six weeks shy of 97 years on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at Cedar Creek Adapt-A-Care, Lethbridge, Alberta. Ferne was born on a farm near East End, Saskatchewan and was number 8 of 12 children of Gracia Rousseau and Modeste Demers both of Quebec. During WWII she served as a Corporal in the RCAF, from 1942 to 1945 from Dartmouth NS to Victoria, BC, repairing plane wings, painting camouflage and packing parachutes. Following her marriage to Alex in 1948 she lived in Lethbridge, along with her close sister, Juliette, and many in-laws who were all well-known for their festive family gatherings. Mom’s life was about family, service and helping others. During this time, she was a volunteer with the Girl Guide/Brownie organization, CWL and Catholic Charities. She decorated birthday cakes for Edith Cavell Nursing Home and for a brief time she taught religion classes to children in a rural school. Mom loved bowling, playing bridge, self-taught arts and crafts, music and especially reading and learning. She was also one hot-shot horseshoe player. Mom was a woman characterized by deep faith (as attested to by her well-worn bible), wisdom, inner strength, intelligence, kindness, love, generosity, caring, humor and an eye for beauty. She had a love of cooking (including her famous soups), baking and gardening. She steadied all that knew her with these two sayings: “Have faith, and Just Trust!” She is survived by her two daughters, Frances (Lethbridge) and Jean (Kimberley, BC); sister, Estelle, of Philadelphia; grandchildren Brent Terlesky, Amber Terlesky and Liz Astin (Jeff) all of California; two “double” nieces, Bev Treleaven (John), of Sidney BC, and Dianne Arthur of Medicine Hat, as well as numerous nieces and nephews and a family friend Rob McIntyre of Kimberley, BC. Ferne was predeceased by her loving husband, Alex (Alexander) 1985, son Gary (California) 2015 and eleven siblings. The family would like to thank Wendy Stinn and Dawn Croft, her faithful friends, and Sharon Penton and staff of Cedar Creek Adapt-A-Care for their many years of extraordinary kindness and loving care in helping Mom deal with her many later-life challenges. Vigil Rites (Prayers) will be held on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 7:00 pm at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street S, Lethbridge, Alberta. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, October 5, 2018 at 9:00 am at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 – 13 Street N, Lethbridge, Alberta. Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery.

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Doreen Weinkauf
1944 – 2018
Doreen Margaret Weinkauf, beloved wife of Leo Weinkauf, passed away in Taber on Friday, September 28, 2018 at the age of 74 years.
Further information including service details will follow once arrangements have been finalized.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


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