January 22nd, 2021

THURSDAY, October 4, 2018

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on October 4, 2018.

Clifford Lawrence Hansen – September 10, 1927

– October 2, 2018

Clifford went home to be with his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on October 2, 2018. He will be lovingly remembered and missed by countless family and friends. He was predeceased by his first wife Jean, son Dale, daughter-in-law Teresa. He is survived by his second wife Rolande, son Glen, daughter-in-law Barb, and grandchildren Elizabeth (Thomas), Joshua, Hannah (Michael) and Emily. Clifford was a man of many talents, passions and interests. The two most important things to Clifford were his relationship with Jesus and his family.

The funeral service will be held tomorrow, Friday October 5th at One Life Church (501 40St S) in Lethbridge, Alberta at 10:30am


JERRY SIDNEY FIRST CHARGER, husband of Olive and father of Lorraine, Ryan & Jerry Jr., passed away at home on the Blood Reserve on September 25th, 2018 at the age of 77 years.

A Wake Service will be at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Thursday, October 4th 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 Friday, October 5th at 11:00 a.m. Friends may meet the family prior to the Service. Interment at the Pioneer Cemetery, Blood Reserve.

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Blaire Leanne Iron Short (Beebe) passed away on September 23, 2018 at the age of 33 years. God called our Angel home Blair Leeanne “Bear” Iron Shirt/ Beebe, she was 34 years old. Blair was the proud daughter of Barry Lee Beebe and Colleen Iron Shirt. Her common law partner Chris Good Striker. Sister’s Stacey (Roy J.R.) Iron Shirt, Tashina Iron Shirt, Sandy (Shane) Iron Shirt, Heather (Basil) Heavy Runner and Jasmine (Taylor) Iron Shirt; Brothers Monty (Corrine) Rabbit, Joe (Jolie) Beebe, Ross (Raven) Beebe, and Barry Iron Shirt. Special auntie Trina Tallow and special uncle Bruce Iron Shirt; Her special boy’s Tex Iron Shirt, and Rope Little Bear. Blair cherished her God daughter Kimberly Beebe, and her god parents Lydell Bull Shields and Carrie Devine. Nieces Whitney Rabbit, Lola Beebe Josie Beebe nephew’s Jamal Oka, and Dave Rabbit. Predeceased by her grandpa Joe Beebe, Chester Heavy Runner and Grandmother Margret Iron Shirt. Blair was known as a very kind and humble person and whoever met Blair would just fall in love with her, for she was an angel. She will be greatly missed by all her friends and family, and will never forgotten; for she touched so many people’s hearts with her kindness. She attended school at the Lavern Community School, Fort Macleod, Standoff, Cardston and graduated from the Kainai High School. She was always working and achieved many goals. She also was selected into the Fort Makay project and was the only women to receive her white helmet, which she always talked about and was so proud of. The many achievements and goals she set for self was gaining her flagging, chain saw, dangerous goods training, scaffolding/ ladders, Brush saw safe handling and maintenance, WHIMIS, fall protection, Fire Safety, skit steer, food handling, janitorial service, and administration certificate. Currently she was employed at Blood Tribe Public works as the Receptionist, but also in the past worked for many other departments on the Blood Reserve. A family service will be held at 6:00 P.M. on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at Eden’s Funeral Home, 2424 5th Ave S, followed by a wake service at White Calf Hall, Stand Off, AB. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday October 5, 2018 at St. Mary Church, Stand Off, AB with Reverend Pawal Andrasz Officiating. Burial in St, Catherine’s Cemetery. Condolences can be sent to condolences@edensfuneralhome.com


LILLIAN MAY (KOSHNEY) PETERS passed away peacefully with her children by her side on Monday, September 24th, 2018, at the age of 92.

There’s no greater love

Like the love of a mother.

Lillian was born on August 12th, 1926, along with her twin brother, James Wesley in Gull Lake, Saskatchewan. For Mom’s entire life she referred to Gull Lake as home. She had such fond memories of growing up on the farm, so fulfilled with the love of her many cousins. Mom married our dad Alphonse Richard Koshney, together they raised their five children, until the passing of our dad in 1965. In 1969 mom married Al Peters. Mom devoted her life with all her love to her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Mom fought a hard battle to stay with us. Loving her for eternity she leaves her children, son, Rick Koshney (Sharon), grandchildren Jade (Kris) Dylan, Jenna and Max; her daughter Sheila Ito (Ron), grandchildren Mark (Robyn), Ryan (Karen), Brandy (Lorin); her daughter Laurie Harrington (Bob), grandson Wesley; (Christina), granddaughters (Sherry’s daughters) Melissa Gillespie (Rich), Melanie Peterson (Eric). Mom also leaves many great-grandchildren, who she so adored.

Mom was predeceased by her twin brother James, her parents Thomas and Anna Wannamaker, two children, her oldest daughter Sherry and her youngest son Randy, as well as her grandchildren, Shane Koshney and Robin Harrington.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank her many friends & cousins who blessed her life along her journey. Her home-care providers, so many of you she considered Friends. All of you from Nord-Bridge Senior Centre, friends & staff. Mom enjoyed Friday’s lunch and Bingo, and Monday’s Outreach. Thank you to all of her health care providers, doctors, nurses, her denturist Dr. Hosack, who did his best for us and her. Sincerely, Rick, Sheila, Laurie, and families.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 – Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, on Saturday, October 6th at 11:00 A.M., with Reverend Erin Phillips officiating. A time of fellowship & refreshments will follow. At a later date, Mom will take her final journey back home for interment.

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MARTIN, Richard “Dick” James March 14, 1946 –

Medicine Hat, Alberta October 1, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Richard “Dick” James Martin sadly announce the passing of a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother on Monday, October 1, 2018 at the age of 72 years. Richard will be forever remembered by his loving wife Moyra; their children Jeffrey Todd and Gregory David (Laural-Lee); and his adored grandchildren Ryan, Addison, Ethan and Noah. He also leaves to mourn his sisters Muriel Williams and Dalyce (Jim) Thacker and their families. He was predeceased by his sons Trevor Ashley Martin and Robert James Martin.Richard spent thirty years in the telecommunications sector as a Managing Director with AGT/TELUS. He was committed to the spirit of giving back to his community through his active volunteerism in the Canadian Progress Club, Calgary Stampede and Rope Square and his leadership role in the Pulmonary Fibrosis Society of Calgary. Richard was a proud, Southern Alberta conservative who loved his land and lived for his family. He savored a barbequed steak, a glass of fine wine, and a good ’ole country two-step. He was a man who enjoyed shopping – a new suit, a new pair of cowboy boots, a bargain! He was a consummate host and a fine conversationalist known for his quick-witted comebacks. Family gatherings reminiscing and laughing about stories of our past were something Richard treasured. Some of his happiest times were spent with his grandchildren and planning his and Moyra’s next adventure. We will remember a life lived with purpose and principle, courage and determination who embraced fairness, loyalty and unconditional love for family and friends.

“Say not in grief he is no more but live in thankfulness that he was.”

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Deerfoot South, 12281 – 40th Street S.E., Calgary, AB) on Friday, October 5, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Deerfoot South, 12281 – 40th Street S.E., Calgary, AB) on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow at the funeral home. Graveside to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be forwarded through http://www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, Attn: Calgary Chapter (47 Squire Bakers Lane, Markham, ON L3P 3G8, Telephone (905) 294-7645, http://www.cpff.ca. The family wishes to thank Dr. Fell, Dr. Place, Kirk Mathison and Patty Bangslund, Unit 66 at South Health Campus, RTs’s at South Health Campus and Calgary Paramedics. In living memory of Dick Martin, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Deerfoot South, 12281 – 40th STREET S.E., Calgary, AB T2Z 4E6, Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.


YVONNE ADELE MYERS, nee La Belle, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, after a long battle with cancer, at the Chinook Regional Hospital, just 26 days short of her 71st birthday.

Yvonne leaves to mourn her loving husband Gordon; children Julie-Anne Hamilton, Susanne Badger, Sharon (Ed) Tomljenovick; grandchildren James (Corrie) Hamilton, Cecilia Hamilton, Douglas Hamilton, John Hamilton, Angel Hamilton, Robin Badger, Jessie Badger, Jonah Badger, Khrys Shinduke, Kayla Kowalchuk, Steven Kowalchuk and Shelby (Cornel) Vandervlist; great-grandchildren Lilith Hamilton, the twins Aurora and Mackenzie Hamilton, Stella Hamilton and Sol Hamilton. She was also survived by four sisters and four brothers.

Yvonne was predeceased by her parents Albert E. La Belle, and Gaitanne C. (La Belle) Boyd, sister Claudette and brother-in-law Ben Larose.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at the SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH (CHURCH OF CHIMES), 2606 – 16 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 2:30 P.M.

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Mary Sorgard

1927 – 2018

“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.”

John 10: 27 – 28.

Mary Anne Sorgard, beloved wife of the late Norman Sorgard passed away peacefully on October 1, 2018 at the age of 91 years. Mary was born in Himod, Hungary in 1927 and immigrated with her family to Canada in 1929. She married Norman Sorgard in 1948 and they settled on a farm in the Iron Springs area to raise their 5 sons. Mary was known as a loving wife, mother and grandmother, an excellent cook and gardener but most of all she was a faithful servant to her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Mary is survived by her four sons, Randy (Rhonda), Dale (Jean), Patrick, Ted (Anita) and daughter-in-law Karen as well as grandchildren Derek (Anna), Chris (Vanessa), Ryan, Jeff, Kristy (Ryan), Shannon (Jason), Michael, Mark (Emily), Joshua, Andrew and Sam in addition to many great grandchildren. She is also survived by sisters Mickey and Ethel. Besides her loving husband Norman, Mary was predeceased by her son Jamie and five siblings – Coleman, Frank, Tex, Anne and Rose. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm, on Tuesday October 9, 2018 at, MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4 Street South, Lethbridge, AB. Memorial donations may be made to the Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry P.O. Box 428, Station A, Brampton, ON L6V 2L4

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Fernande (Ferne) Terlesky

(nee Demers)

1921 – 2018

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. 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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