January 17th, 2021

FRIDAY, October 26, 2018

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on October 26, 2018.


Gordon Richard March 31, 1943 – June 11, 2018 BROOKWELL –

Audrey Margaret (née Gunnah) September 10, 1948 – November 9, 2010

Gordon Richard Brookwell passed away on Monday, June 11, 2018, at the age of 75. His beloved late wife, Audrey Margaret Brookwell, (née Gunnah), passed away on Tuesday, November 9, 2010, at the age of 62.A Celebration of their lives will be held at CALGARY CREMATORIUM CHAPEL, 3219 – 4th Street N.W., (within the valley of Queen’s Park Cemetery) on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.

Please forward condolences through http://www.calgarycrematorium.com


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.

She is the loving mother of Kristin & Jerrad Shell, and Nana to their two sons, Ian and Kevin.

She was predeceased by her husband Jon, son Michael and parents Joyce and Jim Berry.

Debbie was born in Lethbridge and spent her life here. In the early days, she worked at the Campbell Clinic and Sears in Lethbridge before beginning her 31 year career as an audio technician for Alberta Health Services.

Debbie was the most generous and compassionate person you could imagine. She showed a genuine kindness to anyone that had the pleasure to know or talk to her. She was someone that would listen intently and try to help without any judgment or focus on herself. Debbie had a servant’s heart and this was especially evident at any event she was involved with. Regardless of the circumstance, there was no way that under her watch, someone would not be taken care of or fully fed.

She loved working with children at AHS and was always diligent to make sure she did not run out of suckers to give away. She would frequently talk about the cute babies she saw, especially twins. One of her greatest joys at work patiently waited for, was to do a hearing test on her own twin grandboys Ian & Kevin.

Once her daughter’s twins arrived, Nana Debbie was in her element. She would drop everything to lend a quick hand or take a full shift with the kids so mom and dad could get a few hours of sleep. She loved blessing the boys, they are stocked up on toys for the next several years!

She enjoyed cooking and spending time with family above all else. Her recipe collection is second to none and each one is carefully adjusted with her personal touch. Double the sauce anyone?

Debbie was a very important part of her family’s life and she will be dearly missed, especially by those fortunate enough to have crossed paths with her.

A Celebration of Debbie’s Life will be held at THIRD DAY CHURCH, 90 – 550 Wt Hill Blvd. South, Lethbridge, AB, on Monday, October 29, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Dick Deweert officiating.

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

Albert Henry Hart

1933 – 2018

Mr. Albert Henry Hart of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Joyce Hart, passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at the age of 84 years. Albert was born October 28, 1933 in Lethbridge. He worked at Crystal Dairy in his early years and found his niche doing Taxidermy. Albert was noted for his outstanding work over the years. He was an avid outdoorsman and a member of the Fish and Game Association. He married Joyce on September 19, 1955. Albert was a caring and loving husband and friend to many. “He called it as he saw it”. Besides his wife Joyce, Albert is survived by his nieces, nephews and their families as well as his good friend Randy. He was predeceased by his brother Gerry and sister Lillian McCutcheon. A private gathering will be held at a later date.

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(née Miller)

1943 – 2018

FLO (FLORENCE) MAHON passed away unexpectedly on Friday, October 12, 2018.

Flo is survived by sons Glenn (Debbie) and Garth, sisters May (Jim), Gloria, Mary, Loreane and brother George (Bonnie), friend Vince, and was predeceased by husband Rick Mahon. Flo was devoted to friends and family and will be dearly missed.

A Celebration of Flo’s life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 11:00 A.M., followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 100-119 14 Street NW, Calgary, Alberta, T2N 1Z6.

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SUSAN MARIE METZ, beloved mother of Richard and Brian Metz, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at the age of 67 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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Linda Osko

1947 – 2018

Mrs. Linda Joyce Osko nee Challenger of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Kazimierz “Kaz” Osko, passed away suddenly on Monday, October 22, 2018 at the age of 70 years. Linda was born in the Lethbridge Galt Hospital on December 26, 1947 to Victor and Bernice Challenger. She lived in Lethbridge where she met her husband Kaz while drag racing on Mayor Magrath Drive and they were later married in 1969. Linda enjoyed scrapbooking, reading, watching movies, embroidery, going out to eat, shopping, and crafts. She loved spending time with her grand-daughter Grayson and she was always there to help her daughters and grand-daughter with anything they needed. She had a special love for animals and spent the last 6 years of her life caring for her cat, Mack. “Her presence in their lives will be missed with great sadness.” Linda is survived by her daughters Sherry (Lloyd) Dieser, Brandy Osko; mother-in-law Lucyna Osko; grandchild Grayson Dieser; brothers Allan (Shirley) Challenger, Tom Challenger; half bother Willy (Bernadette) Arndt; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Besides her loving husband Kazimierz “Kaz” Osko, Linda was predeceased by her parents Victor Challenger and Bernice Arndt; daughter Brenda Osko; grandson Shai Dieser, stepfather Bert Arndt and father-in-law Marian Osko. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 7:00pm and 8:00pm on Friday, October 26, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. A Graveside Service will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at the MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY, 1210 Scenic Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Last Chance Cat Ranch, PO Box 30025 Park Place, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4X3.

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CHARLOTTE IRENE RUSSELL, beloved wife of Fergus Russell, of Coaldale, passed away peacefully and with family at her side at the Sunny South Lodge, on Monday, October 22, 2018 at the age of 82 years.

Besides her husband Fergus, Charlotte is survived by her children: Duncan (Loretta) Russell of Edmonton, Heather Russell (Brad Gustafson) of Chestermere and Ian (Tanya) Russell of Skiff as well as three grandchildren, Kennidy Anderson, Kourt Russell and Ty Russell. She is also survived by her sister Sharon Karp of Courtney, B.C. and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her father George Gottleb Karp, mother Elise Katherine Karp and brother Walter Karp.

Charlotte was born in Leader, Saskatchewan in 1936. In 1937, the Karp family moved to Alberta. They resided in the Crowsnest Pass area, finally settling in Cardston, Alberta where Charlotte graduated from high school. She was then employed by the local school division. After the passing of her father in 1957, the Karp family moved to Lethbridge where Charlotte worked as a receptionist and book keeper at Smith Motors. It was during this time that she met Fergus Russell. The couple was married in 1962. They made their home and raised their family in Skiff, Alberta until retiring to Coaldale in 2007.

Charlotte was always loving and kind. She never uttered a negative word about anything or anyone. All were welcome around the kitchen dining table- family, friends and neighbours, as well as anyone hired to work on the farm. Charlotte was an excellent cook, always concerned with serving all dishes piping hot. Her meals were often accompanied by her delicious homemade bread or buns. If you entered her kitchen as a guest, you left feeling like family.

Charlotte was a hardworking farm wife. Along with raising three children, she always grew a large garden. She spent long days in her kitchen, canning and processing her harvest so it could be enjoyed through the winter months. Despite being raised in the city, Charlotte embraced the rural life and even learned how to drive the combine. She proved to be a very capable harvest hand. A favourite family story illustrates her ingenuity as one year she repaired a leaking combine hopper with her chewing gum. Charlotte kept laying hens and supplied eggs to many other families. She was also of service to her community as a long-standing member of the Skiff Ladies Variety Club.

Life on the farm wasn’t all hard work. Charlotte enjoyed old-time music and dancing. She and Fergus belonged to the Pemmican Club for many years, always attending the New Year’s Eve Ball. Potluck suppers, picnics and other community events were also enjoyed.

Later on, Charlotte took up other hobbies such as knitting, crocheting and quilting. Many family members and friends have afghans or quilts lovingly made by Charlotte. Also, there was usually a crossword puzzle underway on the kitchen counter.

There are so many lives she touched in a positive way. So many memories that bring a smile and show the wonderful person that she was. So many stories about how she made a difference or made someone’s day. So many hearts that are feeling sadness because she was here- because she loved. Alzheimer’s took you from us too soon, but you will be with us always.

A Private Family service will be held.

In memory of Charlotte, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society, #40, 1202 – 2 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 0E3.

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

Robert Spenceley

1966 – 2018

Mr. Robert Spenceley of Victoria, British Columbia, beloved son to Jim and Lynda Spenceley of Lethbridge; brother to Susan Langdon of Stoney Creek, Ontario; brother to Bill (Shannon) Spenceley of Lethbridge, passed away in Victoria, British Columbia on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at the age of 52 years. A private family service will be held at a later date. Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations in memory of Robert may be sent to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, c/o 100 – 119 14 Street NW, Calgary AB, T2N 1Z6

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Kelly Richard Straat of Stirling, beloved husband of Shalayne Straat, passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at the age of 46 years. Besides his loving wife and soul mate, Shalayne, Kelly is survived by his daughters Leah-Marie and Lexi, and his son, Luke; his brothers, Paul, Dave, Matt and Nick; his mother in law, Carole-Ann (David); sister in law, Lisa and brother in law, Chad; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Kelly was predeceased by his mother, Mia, father, John and brother, Johnny. Kelly was a hardworking, gentle and simple man. He was a kind and loving husband, father, son, brother, brother in law, uncle and friend. He touched the lives of all those he crossed paths with. Kelly gave the best hugs and could fix anything and everything: “Can’t” was not a word in his vocabulary. Kelly will be deeply missed by all who knew him. At Kelly’s request a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish, a memorial donation may be made at any ATB location to the Straat Family Trust Fund. Send condolences to http://www.evergreenfh.ca

Viktor V. Titov

1946 – 2018

Mr. Viktor V. Titov of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Valentina Titova, passed away on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at the age of 72 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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ROBERT VIPOND, beloved son of the late Ann and Robert Vipond, of Lethbridge, passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit, on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at the age of 76 years.

At Robert’s request, no formal funeral service will be held.

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John Voogel

1961 – 2018

Mr. John Voogel passed away in Lethbridge AB, on Monday, October 22, 2018 at the age of 57 years. John Theodore was born in Brampton, Ontario on June 6, 1961. At the age of 15, John left home and made his way West. From there John forged an impressive career eventually finding his niche with the Ledcor Group. John was a strong leader, mentor and an innovative team member. John embodied the expression “Self-Made Man”. When John was twenty, he met his future bride Marian Stoffer. They were married in 1990 and had two amazing children Justin and Sydney (Noah Gapp). They will truly miss his guidance and strength. John had an immensely tight bond with his immediate family. They worked hard, played hard and enjoyed traveling together. Along with his loving wife and children, left to mourn the loss of this strong, supportive son, brother and uncle are Marian’s siblings and their families; Henka (Curt) Campbell, Hennie (Terry) Webster, Jane (Wally) McGarty and Hank (Tara) Stoffer. John was predeceased by his brother-in-law Gary (Gill) Stoffer. John’s family in Ontario also mourning his loss include his parents Bob and Shirley Voogel; his three brothers Roy (Patricia), Bruce (Kim) and Brian (Paula) and their extended families. Additionally, mourning the loss of this amazing man are his friends and coworkers. There are too many to name; but you know who you are and what John meant to each of you and what you meant to John. John passed away after a brief but hard-fought battle with pancreatic cancer. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations in John’s memory be made to Pancreatic Cancer Canada 36 Eglinton Ave W #508, Toronto, ON M4R 1A1. Also, a donation box will be available at the venue for John’s Celebration of Life. A Celebration of Life to honor John Theodore Voogel will be held between 1:00PM and 5:00PM on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at the SANDMAN SIGNATURE (LETHBRIDGE LODGE), ASPEN ROOM, 320 Scenic Dr S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4B4. The family hopes you are able to join them to celebrate the life of a great man gone too soon.

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