October 26th, 2020

THURSDAY, October 11, 2018


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on October 11, 2018.

Olga Block

1923 – 2018

Mrs. Olga Block of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Lawrence Block, passed away at St. Therese Villa on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at the age 95 years. A Celebration of Olga’s Life will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. A Graveside Service will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery.

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Otto Egeland

1936 – 2018

It is with great sadness that Otto Egeland of Picture Butte peacefully passed away after a short illness at the age of 82 years. Otto was born on June 8, 1936, in Eyremore, Alberta. He attended school in Enchant and resided in Picture Butte for over 40 years and worked for the County of Lethridge for 35 years. Otto played in the Picture Butte Old Timers Hockey League until he was 70 years of age. He played in many Crib Leagues and tournaments. He was an avid Blue Jays fan. The family would like to thank the Chinook Regional Hospital staff for the care and attention they provided for our father. Otto is survived by his son Bruce Egeland; three daughters, Corrine (Allan) Stonehouse, Sheila (Vaughn) Boisson, Veronica (Brooke) Somers; grandchildren Brandi, Samantha, Jessica, Troy; great grandchildren Gavin, Hendrix; three sisters Talletta, Gladys, Alma; four brothers Olai, Maggie, Gordon, Butch. Otto was predeceased by his parents Oskar and Anna, Brothers Carl and Arthur. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 7:00pm and 8:00pm on Thursday, October 11, 2018, at MARTIN BROTHERS FUNERAL CHAPEL 610 4 Street South, Lethbridge, AB. A Memorial Service will be held at 12:00pm, on Saturday October 13, 2018, at MARTIN BROTHERS FUNERAL CHAPEL 610 4 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, Pastor Al Litchfield officiating. Interment to take place in the Enchant Cemetery.

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Donald W. Hale

1931 – 2018

It is with great sadness that the family of Don Hale announce his passing on October 8, 2018 at the age of 86. He passed away peacefully in Saskatoon with his family by his side. Don was born in Saskatoon, and after graduating from high school, he worked in the flour and feed industry for over 44 years with Robin Hood and Parrish & Heimbecker (Ellison Milling Company). Don married Lena Breitkreitz in 1955. His work took him, Lena and the girls across Canada from Saskatoon to Montreal, St. John’s, Stratford, and finally to Lethbridge. Don and Lena enjoyed 43 years in Lethbridge where Don was an active member of the Rotary Club of East Lethbridge, Henderson Lake Golf Club, Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd and the Probus Club. Don was an avid golfer, playing the game well into his eighties and he served his community in many capacities. Don is lovingly remembered and will be missed by his wife of 63 years Lena, daughters Brenda (Gordon) Jensen, Mona (Chris Barclay) Hale; grandsons Jonathan (Anna) Jensen and Graham (Jannaya Friggstad) Jensen and great granddaughter Solveig Lilja Jensen and many dear friends and family members. Don was predeceased by his two brothers and two sisters, and parents Bill and Maisie Hale. A Celebration of Don’s life will be held at 2:00pm, on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at LUTHERAN CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD 2406 – 11 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Pastor Ali Tote officiating. For those who wish, memorial donations in Donald’s name may be directed to the Canadian Cancer Society 317 10 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 2M7 or the Alzheimer Society of Canada 40-1202 2 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 0E3.

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HARTLEY

LORRAINE HARTLEY, precious mother, grandmother, and great grandmother graduated from this life on October 7, 2018, and has been reunited with her loving husband, Lowell Hartley, as well as her mother, father, and many other family members.

Lorraine was born December 12, 1932 in Kamloops, B.C. She left us peacefully early Sunday morning, October 7, in Cardston, Alberta after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. She was surrounded by her five daughters and lifted by the spirit and prayers of her three sons.

Lorraine was very active in the community and in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, serving faithfully in many callings. She had the voice of an angel, often singing at weddings, church functions, and yes… at many funerals.

She loved her children and grandchildren and passed on her love of culture, travel, music, and learning to them. Family was everything to her. She was a wonderful, devoted mother to her 8 children, 38 grandchildren, and 35 great grandchildren.

Lorraine Terry met Lowell Hartley in Hartleyville in 1951 when she came down from Edmonton to live with her Grandma and Grandpa Fisher in Hill Spring while teaching in the old Hartleyville school. It was love at first sight and they were married in 1952 in the Salt Lake City Temple. It was the beginning of a great love story. Lorraine supported and loved her husband through the adventure of many moves and job changes. Though he passed away in 1988 she continued to lead a productive and joyful life including a mission to Arizona.

Lorraine struggled in her waning years to be able to express herself with Alzheimer’s blocking her ability to communicate with words. In spite of these limitations, she never lost her ability to communicate clearly through her loving spirit, smile, and demeanor. She touched the lives of many and she will be missed dearly.

Lorraine is survived by her brothers, Roy (Sharon) Terry, Bill (Sylvia) Terry, her sister Barbara (Duncan) Russell, and her 8 children: Debb Steele, Ron (Michele) Hartley, Laurel (Bruce) Finlinson, Larry (Miralee) Hartley, Carol (Dave) Remington, Gerald (Carolyn) Hartley, Gale (Chris) Bray, Leslie (Casey) Sloan, as well as 38 grandchildren, and 35 great grandchildren.

The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, South Hill Chapel, on Saturday, October 13th, at 11:00 a.m.

Friends may meet the family at the church from 10:00 to 10:45 am prior to the service.

Condolences may be sent to: http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca


HELEN ANN PICKERING

(Née: Grochmal)

October 10, 1930 – St. Michael, AB

October 7, 2018 – Lethbridge, AB

Helen Pickering, beloved wife of the late Eric Pickering, passed away peacefully into the arms of our Lord on Sunday, October 7, 2018 at the age of 87 years.

The Memorial Service will be held at St. Basil’s Catholic Church (604 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge, AB T1H 2S7) on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 1:00pm with Deacon Frank Peta officiating. Condolences may be registered at

http://www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca.

Fantin’s Funeral Chapel

entrusted with the arrangements.

1-877-896-8555


Jarmila Thibodeau
1930 – 2018
The family of Jarmila Mary Thibodeau are deeply saddened to announce the passing of their dear wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother in Taber on Monday, October 8, 2018 at the age of 88 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Monday, October 15, 2018 at 7:00 P.M.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, 5009 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Jarmila’s name may be made directly to the The Good Samaritan Society, Linden View, 4700 – 64 Avenue, Taber, Alberta T1G 0C6.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


Eugene Torrie
1957 – 2018
Eugene Hull Torrie, beloved husband, father and friend to all, passed away unexpectedly in Taber on Friday, October 5, 2018 at the age of 61 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Taber Stake Centre, 4709 – 50 Avenue, Taber on Friday, October 12, 2018 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. and at the church prior to the funeral service on Saturday, October 13, 2018 between 9:00 A.M. and 9:40 A.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Taber Stake Centre, 4709 – 50 Avenue, Taber on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. Burial to follow at the Prairieview Cemetery, Grassy Lake at 2:00 P.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Eugene is survived by his wife Susan Torrie (nee Schramm); daughters Tonya (Benson) Taylor of Rigby, Idaho and their children, Audrey, Jessica, Austin and Jackson; Kinsey (Clark) Holt of Raymond and their children, Ava, Emma, Piper and baby girl #4 (due November); Megan Torrie of Taber and her son Gavin; Kelsey Torrie of Barnwell; Brianne (JT) Wade of Heber, Utah; son Brandon Torrie of Barnwell. He is also survived by his siblings Wayne (Judy) Torrie, Colleen (Craig) Smith, LeRon (Colleen) Torrie, Richard (Sylvia) Torrie and Kevin (Peggy) Torrie as well as his large extended family.
He was predeceased by his parents Marvin Hull Torrie and Guinevere Torrie (nee Redd).
Eugene was born May 5, 1957, to loving parents, Marvin and Guinivere. He grew up in Grassy Lake on the family farm. Eugene served a two year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Los Angeles, California. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Economics from Brigham Young University and returned to Grassy Lake where he loved being a rancher for many years.
Eugene loved horses, and his family remembers countless rides on wagons and sleighs. He was never happier than when surrounded by his wife and family. Eugene loved giving wagon rides for community events. He was a volunteer with Scouts Canada for over thirty years, and had a great love for the scouting program. Eugene served faithfully in many callings in the Church throughout his life.
Eugene was ever the optimist, and could see the bright side or find something to laugh about in every situation. He was kind to all and always made time to listen to friends or strangers alike. He would quickly drop everything to help someone who needed it, and he went through life with a smile on his face whistling or singing.
Above all, Eugene loved his family. He taught them to work hard, love God, and never give up.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


 

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