October 25th, 2020

SATURDAY, October 13, 2018


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on October 13, 2018.

WREN LON ATWOOD

1943 – 2018

With love in our hearts we announce that Wren Lon Atwood passed away peacefully on Tuesday Oct 9, 2018 at the age of 75 years after a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s.
Wren was born April 24, 1943 in Lethbridge, Alberta. He lived his early years in Raymond and moved to Bow Island when he was 11 years old. He was an active, dedicated member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and served a mission in the French East Mission.
Upon returning home he married his sweetheart, Linda Litchfield. They took over the family farm and raised 8 children: Lonna (Jerry) Purnell, Douglas (Rachel), Tammy (Craig) Maki, Lloyd (Rachel), Leon (Jodi), Nancy (Eric) Bly, Ken (Renata), Jesse (Barb). He was very active in sports, especially basketball and fast pitch. He coached basketball in Burdett and Bow Island for 30 years, where he became known for his hard pressing defence and fast-break style of play.
Wren also leaves behind 34 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren who all love him dearly. He loved to sing and tell stories to his grandkids about his youth and family history. All will cherish his memory as a very kind and loving husband, father, and grandfather.
He is survived by siblings (Eileen), Nola (David) Brandley, Dan (DeAnne), Layne (Margaret), Karlee (Duane) Howard, Harding, Jan (Linda), and daughter-in-law Robyn.
He was predeceased by his parents, Jesse and Helen, and by brothers Jay and Larry, daughter-in-law Geneva (Ken) and grandson Steven (Jesse).
The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, NORTH STAKE CENTRE, 560 Highlands Blvd West, Lethbridge.
Friends may meet the family on Friday, October 19, 2018 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at SALMON AND SONS FUNERAL HOME, 433 Stubb Ross Road South, Lethbridge, or prior to the service at the church on Saturday from 1:00 to 1:45 p.m.
Due to allergies, please do not send any flowers and refrain from using perfumes, colognes, or other scented products.
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LLOYD ALVIN BARR

It is with deep sadness, but also gratitude for a life well lived, that the family of Lloyd Alvin Barr announces his death on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 at the age of 91 years. A kind man, who always had a twinkle in his eye and a joke up his sleeve, he leaves behind his loving wife Donna and their children: Janis Tanner (Nick Kalynchuk) of Leslieville, AB, Greg (Nettie) Barr of Beaverlodge, AB, Blaine (Carol) Barr of Cardston, AB, Neil (Dena) Barr of Claresholm, AB and Matthew (Shelley) Barr of Coaldale, AB, 11 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren as well as his sisters Elma (David) Jessop and Merna Wiedwald. Relatives and friends are invited to gather together to help celebrate his life on Tuesday, October 16th at 1:30pm at Southminster United Church in Lethbridge, Alberta located at 1011 – 4th Avenue South. Private interment will be held at the Union Cemetery in Fort Macleod. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks that you please donate to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, or to STARS Air Ambulance, in Lloyd’s memory. Private condolences to the family may be sent via http://www.edensfuneralhome.com/ notices/Lloyd-Barr.


BENNETT

DOROTHY WINNIFRED (HURD) BENNETT, beloved wife of the late Alvin Ray Bennett, passed away in Taber, AB on Sunday, October 7, 2018 at the age of 92 years.

Dorothy is survived by one brother, Morgan E. Hurd, of Salt Lake City, Utah; two sons-David (Celia) Bennett of Taber, Richard (Margaret) Bennett of Vermilion; and three daughters- Deitra (Kim) Smith of Fort Macleod, Ronalee (Monty) Orr of Fort Macleod, and Lynae (David) Layton of Glenwood. She is also survived by 20 grandchildren and 38 great grandchildren.

The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Taber Alberta Stake Center (4631 – 50 Avenue) on Monday, October 15, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.. Friends may meet the family at the Church from 10:00 to 10:45 am prior to the Service. Interment to follow in the Taber Memorial Gardens.

Condolences may be sent to:

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BERKHOFF

ELIZABETH RUTH BERKHOFF, beloved wife of the late Karl Berkhoff, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family at the Park Meadows Good Samaritans, on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at the age of 88 years.

She will be lovingly remembered by her three daughters: Leah Berkhoff, Joanne Bonnett & Kathy Johnson and her 5 grandchildren.

As per Elizabeth’s wishes, a private family service will be held in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Donations in memory of Elizabeth may be made to your local Humane Society.

The family would like to gratefully thank all of the staff at the Park Meadows Good Samaritans and all of the health professionals who helped Beth throughout her life.

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BOLICK

Elmer Bolick passed away in Lethbridge on October 11, 2018 at the age of 89. Born in Standard, Alberta, the youngest of six children, Elmer grew up in Bragg Creek. He joined the navy, serving in the Korean war, during which time he visited Japan and fell in love with the people and culture. After leaving the navy he married his first wife, Kay, and the family, including his two stepsons and their daughter, lived in many places in Alberta, Ontario and BC. His varied career included being a police officer in Calgary and Sudbury, a radar technician, a Notary Public in Vancouver, an entrepreneur and many other occupations. His creative mind came up with several inventions. In his later years he returned to his Alberta roots, where he met and married Reiko Takeyasu. They enjoyed several good years of dancing, singing and travel before illness necessitated his moving to Extendicare, where Reiko continued to visit daily. Elmer is survived by Larry (Pam), Ron (Alison) and Eda (Ralph) from his first marriage, Reiko, Lloyd (Cynthia) and Trent (Veronica) and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The family extends sincere gratitude to the caring staff of Extendicare and Edith Cavell facilities. A memorial service will be held at Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home, 703-13 St. N. Lethbridge at 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 15, 2018. Flowers gratefully declined. No koden, please.

To send condolences, please visit http://www.generationsfh.ca


BOSNJAK

ELISABETH THERESA BOSNJAK, beloved wife of the late Joseph Bosnjak, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at the age of 85 years.

A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 7:00 P.M.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta on Monday, October 15, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Albert Sayson, celebrant.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Red Cross, 335 Columbia Blvd. West, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 5Y8.

To send a condolence, please visit

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DEVLIN

Our dear mother, grandmother and friend to many, ADRIENNE AUGUSTA DEVLIN, beloved wife of the late John Devlin, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Monday, October 8, 2018 at the age of 94 years.

She is lovingly remembered by her children, Ralph (Marie Claire) Robert Embury and their families.

Mom was born and raised in Belgium. She met and married a Canadian soldier in WWII and migrated to Canada as a War Bride. She loved Canada and everything it had to offer. In the late 60s she married John and they enjoyed a few years together until his passing in the 70s. She worked for many years as a hostess at Sven Erickson’s Family Restaurant and retired from there in 1989. Mom was fortunate to live with good health and resided in her own home till moving to Martha’s House in 2005. She was proud to be one of the original inhabitants of that wonderful place and loved her time there with staff and fellow residents.

Our family would like to thank the amazing and wonderful staff on Unit 5A of the Chinook Regional Hospital for their compassionate care.

As per mom’s wishes, there will be no formal funeral service. Cremation is entrusted to Cornerstone Funeral Home.

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Rhoda Emmelkamp
1934 – 2018
Rhoda Louise Emmelkamp, left on her journey to be with her husband Gary, on Monday, October 8, 2018 at the age of 83 years.
Those who wish to pay their respects may do so at the funeral home prior to the funeral service on Monday, October 15, 2018 between 12:00 P.M. and 12:45 P.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Monday, October 15, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. Burial to follow at Archmount Cemetery, Lethbridge. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Rhoda leaves behind her son Dale (Linda) Emmelkamp of Coaldale and daughter Karen (Glyn) Stafford of Lethbridge; grandsons Jeremy Emmelkamp, Arric and Logan Stafford as well as six great granddaughters.
Rhoda was born December 5, 1934 and grew up in Grassy Lake with her two brothers Curtis and Douglas. She was a very giving mother and grandma. She had many friends and was always willing to help when called upon.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Rhoda’s name may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200, 325 Manning Road NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 2P5 (http://www.cancer.ca).
Many thanks to all the staff at Fairmont Extendicare who cared for her while she resided there.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


Doris Margaret Flamand

1934 – 2018

Mrs. Doris Flamand, of Warner, beloved wife of Mr. Paul Flamand, passed away surrounded by her family at Chinook Regional Hospital, on Monday, October 8, 2018 at the age of 84 years. Doris was born and raised in Prince Albert, SK. She met the love of her life Paul Flamand later in her life in Prince Albert, then later on they moved to southern alberta. On August 8, 1972 Paul and Doris got married and blended their families while working on Doenz Ranches in Warner, Alberta. Once settling into the community, the family moved into the town of Warner where Doris became an active member of the community, by being involved with events through the Warner Fire Department, Volker Stevin, and TOPS. Throughout the years, Doris enjoyed every chance she had to be with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren they were all the apples of her eye. With the many memorable years spent in Warner and there are a lot of memories to be shared and remembered by all of her family and friends. Besides her loving husband Paul, Doris is survived by her daughter Donna Pyne; sons Darrell (Marlais) Ross, Larry Ross and step-daughter Merlyn Gladue-Smith; grandchildren Judy (Rob Calder) Pyne, Cathy (Wyatt) Whillans, Harold (Ashley Sugimoto) Pyne, Rachel Reed, Shanita Hepworth, Brandon Smith; great-grandchildren Destiny Calder, Jesse Calder, James Reed, Jackson Reed, Remigold Hepworth and Poet Rose Hepworth. Doris was predeceased by her parents Ralph and Margaret Conant and son-in-law Robert Pyne. Community and Friends are invited to Celebrate Doris’ Life at 2:00pm on Monday, October 15, 2018 at the ELKS COMMUNITY HALL, Warner, Alberta. Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels. In lieu of flowers, for those who wish, memorial donations in Doris’ name may be made to the Warner Fire Department, Box 218, Warner, Alberta, T0K 2L0, Alberta Diabetes Foundation, 8602 112 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, T5B 0G4 or to the Chinook Regional Foundation, 960 19 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 1W5.

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GIBBONS

ANNE GIBBONS, beloved wife of the late Earl Gibbons, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at the age of 84 years. This marks the end of the life of a gracious, gregarious and drop dead gorgeous gal.

Anne Rita Gibbons was the only daughter and first Canadian child born April 20, 1934 to Peter and Katia Boras of Vitina, Herzegovina. Her brothers Ivan (Doris), Walter (Ancica) and Michael (Helen) had travelled with their mother from Europe the year before to a prairie homestead where Peter had worked for five years to bring his family a more hopeful future.

Anne’s early life in a prairie farming community shaped her, as she in turn shaped her community her entire life.

From necessity in the dust bowl, depression, and war years of her childhood, she lived and understood the importance of family, of community, of hard work, of optimism and when one couldn’t find it in themselves to be optimistic, of faith. Anne learned to be creative – flour bags became fashion in her hands; even luncheon meat became a gourmet meal to feed her family and anyone else who walked through the door.

When she was the subject of rejection as the ‘other’, the immigrant kid, her competitiveness, her smarts, her perfectionism, and her irrepressible spirit became strengths that endured throughout her life.

Earl Gibbons was strategic in his bid on that most desirable shoebox at the Iron Springs dance hall’s midnight lunchbox raffle. Anne and Earl danced through 53 years of marriage. Earl thought he was the luckiest man alive… and the best fed.

Together they endured the fear and uncertainty of entrusting the life of their son to open heart surgery in its early days; the alternative was certain death from a congenital heart defect. They were supported by their community and their church at a time before Medicare had been introduced by the CCF. It was a lifelong political puzzle that Anne voted Liberal in every election but the last.

Anne was incredibly proud of her children Greg (Daniele), systems analyst, Jeannette (Dave) family practitioner, Donna (Kevin) midwife and nurse practitioner, and Lawrence (Ritchie) high energy physicist, and their children and grandchildren. She was a role model for her daughters in particular, working throughout her marriage at a time when women were supposed to be happy enough at home.

The Butte Dress Shoppe was her fifth baby, and one in which all her energy, skill and talent came together. She had an eye for beauty and fashion where no one had ever thought to look before, and Picture Butte became the place for graduation and wedding gowns, or the perfect pair of jeans, for all of southern Alberta.

After the Dress Shoppe closed and even more after the death of her beloved Earl in 2006, Anne channeled her energy into her community, organizing projects to reveal and share the beauty of her prairie home. The Walk on the Wild Side is now an unexpected refuge for swans, pelicans and early morning walkers.

In her last years, Anne opened her heart and home to others. She destroyed the tradition of hoarding secret family recipes, sharing her skills at kifle baking, even when that threatened its value as a bartering tool and currency in Picture Butte.

Anne was always ready to celebrate life with thoughtfulness and generosity. The first thing she mumbled after the stroke that eventually led to her death was instructions to mail the fire truck to her great-grandson in time for his second birthday. The second was a set of instructions on how to bake the pies in her freezer for a friend in need.

Her last act was pure rascality, making a snowball for another hospital inmate to throw strategically. Good gracious, Mom. We will miss you.

A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at ST. CATHERINE’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 762 Crescent Avenue, Picture Butte, AB on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Ian Gagne, Celebrant. Interment will follow the reception at Mountain View 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. 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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OLSON-KNISLEY

The family is saddened to announce the passing of BETH ISABELL OLSON-KNISLEY, of Lethbridge, who passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at the age of 88 years.

Beth is survived by her four children and two step-sons, as well as numerous grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her first and second husbands and one son.

A family gathering will be held at a later date.

In memory of Beth, donations may be made to the Westside Community Church, 480 McMaster Blvd. West, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 6R3.

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PROSK

ANNIE “ANNE” PROSK (née Latka), devoted wife of Anthony, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. Anne was born on March 13, 1929. She was one of seven daughters and one brother born to Paul and Anne Latka of Natal, BC. She had a wonderful childhood with her siblings.

Anne is survived by her children, Cheryl (Walter), Dwaine (Kate), Marcy (Ian) and Laurie (Jerry), as well as her six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her daughter, Lisa.

Anne met and married Anthony (Tony) Prosk on October 15, 1949. They created a wonderful family together with beautiful family memories. Most of Anne’s working life was in retail in Kresge’s, Zeller’s, Eaton’s and Woodward’s.

The family would like to thank the staff of Park Meadows Good Samaritans for their care and kindness that they always showed our mother.

Per Anne’s wishes, a Celebration of her Life will be held in the Spring of 2019.

Donations in Anne’s memory may be made to a charity of your choice.

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ROBB

PATRICIA “PAT” ROBB, beloved wife of Don Robb of Lethbridge, passed away unexpectedly at home on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at the age of 62 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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SANDILANDS

1943-2018

MARK LAWSON SANDILANDS passed away peacefully on Monday, August 20, 2018 at the Coaldale Health Centre in the presence of his wife and partner Leona Jacobs; son Doug Sandilands (Jenn Tackaberry); daughter Alison Sandilands (Richard Quantz); and sister Joan Sandilands at the age of 75 years.

A Celebration of Mark’s Life will be held at the GALT MUSEUM & ARCHIVES, 502 – 1 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 5:30 P.M. More details will follow.

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Jarmila Thibodeau
1930 – 2018
The family of Jarmila Mary Thibodeau are deeply saddened to announce the passing of a very 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.
Jarmila will be missed dearly by her loving husband of sixty four years, Paul Thibodeau; her children Ronnie (Kim) Thibodeau of Cranford, JoAnne (Bob) Toth of Taber, Raymond (Sue) Thibodeau of Cranford and Janine (Allan) Davies of Hays; grandchildren Tenille (Wade), Logan (Tasha), Kelsey (Chase), Nolan (Tori), Brenna (Kyle), Bradie (Daemund), Kayl and Kyra; great grandchildren Blayne, Ridge, Talia, Joelle, Daxton and Cooper. She is also survived by her siblings Rosie, Henry, John, Alice and Frances as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Jarmila was predeceased by her parents John and Agnes Kurina; infant sister Karolina; Paul’s parents Zephyre and Della Thibodeau; Paul’s sister Laurette Raymond; Paul’s brothers Roland, Raymond, twin brother Louis and Gerald.
Jarmila was born in Jamieson (now Cranford), Alberta on June 15, 1930, the first of seven children for John and Agnes Kurina. In 1951, while living and working in Ontario, Jarmila met and fell in love with Paul Thibodeau. When she returned to Alberta, Paul followed her, and they were married in St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Lethbridge on April 22, 1954. Paul began farming with Jarmila’s father John, eventually starting their own farm.  Together they raised four children. Jarmila enjoyed her beautiful flowers, especially her roses, and gardening. Sewing was her winter passion, and her Czech baking and cooking was enjoyed by family and friends. But her greatest joy were her children , grandchildren and great grandchildren.
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.


THIELEN

It is with great sadness and gentle relief that the family of VIOLET ANN VIOLA THIELEN, neé Garrick, announces her passing after a lengthy illness, on Monday, October 8, 2018 at the age of 77 years.

Violet will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 57 years, Paul and their children, Cynthia (Lyle) Parr and Maria (Richard) Campbell as well as her sister Prisillia Giesbrecht. Violet will also be fondly remembered by her six grandchildren, Tyson (Jessie) Parr, Duncan (Lasha) Campbell, Erica (Ryan) Larsen, Tavis (Amanda) Campbell, Evan Parr and Tiana Campbell and her six great-grandchildren Koen Parr, Nelia and Zayden Campbell, Jordynn Larsen and Royce and Oliver Campbell, as well as many in-laws, nieces and nephews.

Violet was predeceased by her parents Robert and Helen Garrick, her daughter Michele Thielen, triplet infant great-granddaughters Henlee, Quinn and Calla Larsen and her brother Robin Garrick.

Violet was born on November 26th, 1940 in Wayne, AB and attended school in Vulcan, Divide, SK and Coutts. During her school years, she was very active in basketball and was the Southern Alberta Basketball Queen. She furthered her education at Lethbridge Junior College where she received a Medical Dental Secretary Certificate. After completing her course Violet worked at the Lethbridge Regional Hospital.

On May 6th, 1961, Violet married the love of her life Paul Thielen. A year later they moved to Coutts to start their family life. During her time in Coutts, Violet volunteered and joined many different clubs and organizations. Over the years she was active in curling, hose laying, square dancing, pinochle, parent council, cheerleading coach and Catholic Women’s League.

After her three girls were out of diapers, Violet returned to the work force. She worked for Border Brokers and then for the veterinary department at Canadian Border Services. Violet and Paul loved to travel. They enjoyed their adventures across Canada, the United States, Mexico, The Caribbean, Europe, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, China and Egypt. However, Violet’s greatest trips were to Hungry to investigate her heritage as well as search for and get to know the family she found there.

Violet considered her greatest love to be her family, whom she treasured and adored. Her kindness, caring and support are a gift her family will carry forever.

We would like to thank the staff of St. Michael’s Health Centre, Edith Cavell Care Centre, Chinook Regional Hospital, Milk River Health Centre and the many family and friends who have provided their love and support.

A Prayer Service and celebration of life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Monday, October 15th at 7:00 P.M.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405-12th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB on Tuesday, October 16th, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback celebrating. Family and friends are invited to join us at the Assumption Hall following the Funeral Mass.

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ZANKL

LARRY ZANKL passed away at the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary, on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at the age of 78 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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