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TUESDAY, October 23, 2018


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on October 23, 2018.

Dorothy Baldrey

1933 – 2018

Dorothy Baldrey of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late James Baldrey, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Saturday October 20, 2018 at the age of 85 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 PM, Friday October 26, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge AB. Interment at Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge, AB.

Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.


BECKEL,

Beckel, William Edwin, B.A., M.S., Ph.D. – Died peacefully, at home at Maison Senior Living in West Vancouver, BC., October 15, 2018 at the age of 92. William lived a long, adventure-filled life. His journey as life-long learner, scientist, educator, leader, husband, father and grandfather influenced those who came to know him for his loving, generous nature, his profound curiosity and his wit. Pre-deceased by his brothers John and Robert, he is survived by his wife of 65 years, Dorothy, his son John (and his daughter-in-law Carol and grand daughter Molly) and three daughters: Margaret (son-in-law Stan), Julia and Millie. William, a.k.a., Bill, was born April 11, 1926 in Kingston, Ontario. He was the son of Elmer Ernest Beckel of Oshawa, Ontario and Beatrice Mary (Driver) Beckel of Kingston, Ontario. His early years were spent in Branford, Ontario, where his father owned a Chevrolet Oldsmobile dealership. With the Great Depression of the 1930s, people stopped buying cars. William’s father paid all his debts and the family moved back to Kingston, his father finding work as Quartermaster at Collins Bay Institution “Preferred Class Penitentiary”. His mother, Beatrice, earned extra money in the summers for the family by operating a tea room from their home in Collins Bay with Bill and his brother Rob acting as servers. William’s education was extensive. He began his education at Kingston Collegiate and Vocational Institute. From there, he attended Queen’s University, graduating in 1949 with a B.A. He gained his master’s degree at the State University of Iowa in 1953. Two years later, he received his PH.D from Cornell University. William was a Research Scientist for the Defence Research Board, Ottawa and Department National Defence in Fort Churchill, Manitoba, from 1948-1955. It was here that he met his life partner and scientist, Dorothy. He then worked at the Canadian Department of Agriculture before becoming Assistant, then Associate, Professor at the University of Toronto from 1956-64. He was Full Professor and Dean at Scarborough College at the U of T from 1964-68, then Vice-President, University of Lethbridge, in Alberta, from 1968-72 and President, University of Lethbridge from 1972-79. William finished his career as President of Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario from 1979-89. From there, he and his wife, Dorothy, retired in Vancouver B.C. Along the way Bill was a member of numerous scientific, professional and education societies and the author of over forty scientific and educational publications in juried national and international journals. Dr. Beckel was a zoologist and an early proponent of the use of television as a teaching medium. In 1964 he became the first dean of the University of Toronto-affiliated Scarborough College, which led an experiment in teaching half the courses using TV-only lectures. At the University of Lethbridge as an approachable and interested President, he was often seen chatting with students in the concourse. There he oversaw the construction of the new campus and the implementation of Management Arts, Native American Studies, and the expanded Cooperative Education program. Under Dean Russell Leskiw, the Education program became one of the best in Canada. A highlight during Dr. Beckel’s presidency was the provincial government’s approval of the Centre for the Arts, a building that allowed for the creation of the U of L’s art collection. Like many Ontario universities at the time, Carleton was in financial trouble when Dr. Beckel took the helm in 1979. That year it was running a $1.5-million deficit. He oversaw several controversial faculty buyouts, and in 1980, the school had to dip into academic scholarship funds to help cover its debts. Dr. Beckel’s efforts during the 1980’s eventually pulled Carleton out of the red and into a building period that resulted in a new student residence, a new library, a Life Sciences Research Building, an Art Gallery, a Social Sciences Research Building, a Day Care Centre and the beginning of a new engineering complex. Unlike Carleton’s rival universities, most of whom were raising admissions standards to compete for better students, Dr. Beckel decided to keep Carleton open to high-school graduates with averages as low as 60 per cent on the premise that “every student should have the right to fail”. The benefit of this philosophy was that first year enrolment increased bringing with it increased tuition revenue that more than offset the impact of a lower retention rate. This egalitarian philosophy combined with tough financial controls resulted in a strong financial position for the university and made it a “rare chance” university. For many students, Carleton offered a rare chance at a university education. On July 1, 1989, the same year he received an honorary degree of Legum Doctoris from Carleton, Dr. Beckel was succeeded as president by Robin Hugh Farquhar. Previously that same year Dr. Beckel received an Honorary Degree from Ottawa University. In 1995 Dr. Beckel was awarded an honorary degree from the University of Lethbridge. William enthusiastically enjoyed his family, his friends, cooking, wine, cheese, music, hunting, and skiing. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Whistler Search and Rescue. Just go to https://whistlersar.com/donate/ and you will have the option to dedicate the donation to William Beckel if you want.

Celebration of life will be held in North Vancouver on November 24th, 2018. Time and Location to be announced. For up to date details and sending condolences please go to: https://www.dignitymemorial.com/en-ca/obituaries/north-vancouver-bc/william-beckel-8027813


Nita Correia
1930 – 2018
Antonieta Satira G. Correia, beloved wife of Custa Correia, passed away in Taber on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at the age of 88 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Friday, October 26, 2018 at 7:00 P.M.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, 5009 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Saturday, October 27, 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.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


CROW CHIEF

It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of our dear father, grandfather, brother and uncle, DELBERT LEW CROW CHIEF (Ii’toominskii), at the age of 57 surrounded by his loving family at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary, AB on October 18, 2018.

Left to mourn his passing: the mother of his children and wife of 23 years, Sherri; his beloved children Brad, Kristsen (Shane) and Kyle (Sheena); grandchildren – his pride and joys – Tristan (Tieja), Terrell, Jayden, Brixton and Paris.

We invite all Delbert’s friends and family to celebrate his life. A Family/Wake Service will be at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Thursday (CHANGED), October 25th from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. followed by a Wake Service at the White Calf Hall, Stand Off from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. Continuing all night at Delbert’s residence. The Funeral Service will be at the White Calf Hall on Friday October 26th at 11:00 a.m.

Condolences may be sent to:

http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca


DAVIDSON

BARBARA BROWN (SHIELDS) DAVIDSON, wife of the late Orvy Dahl Davidson, passed peacefully away at St. Therese Villa in Lethbridge Alberta on Friday October 19, 2018, in her 98th year. The daughter of William Clyde and Lulu (Brown) Shields, Barbara was born in Lethbridge and raised with her eight brothers in Shaughnessy. Her passing is mourned by two living children. Her only daughter is Gail Doane with family Erin (Wil) Dobson, Megan (Matt) Tippetts, Lauren Christensen, Matt (Sean Edwards) Doane, Morgan Doane and Doireann Doane. Her one surviving son is Laurie (Kathy) Davidson with family Jeff (Anja Shafer) Davidson, Katie (Chris) Laughman, Warren (Leanne) Davidson, Alison (Shane Page) Davidson, Heather (Ben) Kunz, Jorgen (Faith) Davidson and Elaine (Bruce) Hall. Survived also by one brother Russell, she will be missed by 25 great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends. Barbara was predeceased by her husband Orvy Dahl in 1987, by two infant sons Donald Keith and Gary Dahl, and by her grandson Michael Doane in 2008. Friends are invited to meet with the family at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FAIRMONT CHAPEL, 205 Fairmont Blvd South, Lethbridge between 9:30 and10:30 am on Wednesday October 24. Funeral services will commence at 11:00, followed by interment in Mountain View Alberta, later in the afternoon.

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


ENANDER

DEBRA “DEBBIE” ENANDER, beloved wife of the late Jon Enander, passed away peacefully and with family at her side at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at the age of 64 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Albert Hart

1933 – 2018

Mr. Albert Hart of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Joyce Hart, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday October 22, 2018 at the age of 84. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.


Austin Jorgensen
1932 – 2018
Harry Austin Jorgensen, beloved husband of Edith Jorgensen, passed away in Coaldale on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at the age of 86 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


Jerry Kuryvial
1931 – 2018
Jerry Kuryvial, beloved husband of Tess Kuryvial, passed away in Taber on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at the age of 87 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 7:00 P.M.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, 5009 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Friday, October 26, 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.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


LLOYD

It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to RALPH JAMES LLOYD, beloved husband of Grace Lloyd. A husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away at St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit on Friday, October 19, 2018 at the age of 82 years.

Besides his loving wife, he will lovingly be remembered by his daughters, Colleen (Marty) Vredegoor & Patsy (Lucky) Van Ryn, his grandchildren, Mandie (Shane) Vredegoor, Jordan (Caley) Reid & Melissa (Taylor) Bilodeau and great-grandchild, Hadley Bilodeau.

Ralph was predeceased by his daughter, Karen McNeely, his parents, Floyd & Marion Lloyd, grandparents, Irene & Percy Pallin and Ransom & Myrtle Pierson, his mother and father-in-law, Grace & Frank Rodinyak as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and a niece.

Ralph served three years in the Navy and was honourably discharged in 1958. Once out of the Navy, he worked on the Lethbridge Police Force and later moved to Pincher Creek to work on the Pincher Creek Police Force. Afterward, he moved to Calgary to work at the Spy Hill Jail before eventually returning to the Pincher Creek area where his parents resided in the Gladstone Valley. He finished out his working career before retirement at Acklands Automotive in Lethbridge.

During his retirement, his favorite pastimes were camping, boating, fishing and spending time with his family. Once his grandchildren came along, he got to share his love of outdoors with them and always took them along camping and fishing. He will always be remembered as a loving and giving man who would do anything for you if it was in his power to do so. We all love him and will miss him dearly.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Glenda Wert officiating.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish may donate to the Alzheimer Society Lethbridge: #40, 1202 – 2 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 0E3.

Cremation entrusted to Cornerstone Funeral Home.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


TERRY SHERMAN

Nov. 7, 1963 – Oct. 11, 2018

Terry Sherman passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary, Alberta on October 11, 2018 at the age of 54.

Terry was an awesome wife and mom who loved her nieces and nephews. She was sensitive and had a good heart. Terry’s greatest pride was her son Levi who often gave her the strength to live. A great fulfilment this year for Terry was seeing Levi turn eighteen and graduate. She loved her dogs Sisko, Shasta and Axel. Terry leaves behind her husband Darcy and son Levi.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 4 pm on Thursday, October 25, 2018 in the Anton Room of the Sandman Signature Lethbridge Lodge Hotel (320 Scenic Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta).

To send condolences, please visit http://www.choicememorial.com.


THOMPSON

KENDALL WAYNE THOMPSON passed away in Lethbridge on October 21, 2018 at the age of 69 years. Beloved husband of Jan and son of Bill & Eva Thompson. The Funeral Service will be held at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Friends may meet the family from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the Service. Interment in the Cardston Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to:

http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca

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