January 15th, 2021

WEDNESDAY, November 7, 2018

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on November 7, 2018.

Kathryn Elizabeth Hurlburt

1928 – 2018

Rev. Dr. Kathryn Elizabeth Hurlburt of Fort Macleod, Alberta, passed away at Fort Macleod Extendicare on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at the age of 90 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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


DENNIS WAYNE KAUPP, beloved husband of Sandie Kaupp of Lethbridge, passed away at St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit on Sunday, November 4, 2018 at the age of 59 years.

Besides his loving wife, he is survived by his children, Braeden (Janiel MacLeod and her daughter, Teana) of Lethbridge, Cody (Lindsey) of Ponoka & Adam (Shaelynn Allonby) of Lethbridge, as well as his grandchildren, Reesa, Jessica & Kara. He is also survived by his siblings, Terry, Sue, Ron (Bonnie) of Grande Prairie, Ken, Joanne (Bryan) Sorensen, Rita, Greg (Karen) of Airdrie and Mike as well as several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and valued friends.

Dennis was born on August 2, 1959 and was the sixth child of Clem & Frances Kaupp. His childhood years were spent with his parents, five brothers and three sisters on the family farm in Raymond. When Dennis was nine years old, he and his family moved to Lethbridge. He attended Catholic Central High School and was a proud member of the Cougar football team. Following graduation, he played football with the Medicine Hat Rattlers.

From Medicine Hat, Dennis became a member of the truck driving community where he was an owner/operator before driving for Robyn’s Trucking and Pokolm Trucking until his passing.

Family was the center of Dennis’ life. He was a Boy Scout leader during his sons’ Beaver, Cubs and Scout years. He also curled with the ANAF Family Curling and assisted in coaching Lethbridge Lions football team. Many summer weekends over the years were spent with family and friends waterskiing at Tommy’s Bay or camping elsewhere. Dennis hosted many events with his family and friends, including holiday dinners and sausage-making.

Dennis’ courageous battle with cancer was admired and respected by his loved ones. He had a huge heart and generous spirit and would help anyone even before they asked. His ability to bring family and friends together will be remembered. He was a loyal friend to many and will be dearly missed.

A Prayer Service will be held at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, November 9, 2018 at 7:00 P.M.

A Celebration of Dennis’ Life will be held at the COAST HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTRE – CONTINENTAL BALLROOM, 526 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. with a program beginning at 2:00 P.M.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Jack Ady Cancer Centre c/o Chinook Regional Hospital, 960 – 19 Street South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 1W5 or to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 2N4.

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

Lena Klassen

1927 – 2018

It is with sadness that the family of Lena (Derksen) Klassen announces her passing in Long Term Care at the Coaldale Health Centre on Monday, November 5, 2018 at the age of 91.

Lena was born on June 21, 1927 in Gruenfeld, Russia, and came to Canada in 1949. She is survived by three loving daughters, Elvira (Vern) Unrau, Annie (Jon) Gill, and Lora (Shane) Hirsche; seven grandchildren Kevin (Kara) Peters Unrau, Brian (Jenny) Unrau, Aaron (Lyndsey) Gill, Nathan (Emma Reh) Gill, Jared Hirsche, Jeff (Kalee) Hirsche, and Brailey Hirsche; eight great-grandchildren Micah and Lucas Peters Unrau, Owen, Leah and Cassidy Unrau, and Olivia, Sadie and Wesley Hirsche.

Lena was pre-deceased by her husband Peter, parents Aron and Helene (Neufeld) Derksen, her brothers Aron and Bernhard, and infant son Willy. Lena was dearly loved by all of her family and she will be greatly missed.

A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at the COALDALE MENNONITE CHURCH, 2316 – 17 Street Coaldale, Alberta, with Pastor Kevin Peters Unrau officiating.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects one hour prior to the service.

For those who wish, memorial donations in Lena’s memory can be made to Mennonite Central Committee, 1117 – 2A Avenue N., Lethbridge, Alberta, T1H 0E6 or to Operation Smile 375 University Avenue, Suite 204, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 2J5.

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

Edward Joseph Megantic Meaney

August 7, 1926 – November 4, 2018

A life filled with great adventure came to a close with the passing of Edward Joseph Megantic Meaney, age 92 years, surrounded by his loving family, at the Pincher Creek Hospital on November 4, 2018.

Born upon the tide in Canadian waters, aboard the RMS Megantic on August 7, 1926, as his Irish parents William and Bridget Meaney sailed towards a new life in Canada. His birthplace is registered as Quebec City, the ship’s first Canadian port-of-call. Throughout his life, the sea played a significant role from his childhood growing up along the St. Lawrence River, to his time as a seaman with the Royal Canadian Navy and Merchant Marines, to his world travels.

Edward, affectionally known as Ganty to his family and closest of friends, was predeceased by his loving wife Mary Louise Young in 1983. He is survived by his children: Brian (Cathy) Meaney of Medicine Hat; Maureen Meaney of Pincher Creek; and Colleen (Ron) Valin of Coaldale. Cherished grandchildren Shauna (Clancy) Meaney-Feller, Laine Valin and Joel (Sarah) Valin. Great-grandchildren Chancellor (Rebecca) Meaney-Feller and Brianagh Meaney-Feller. Great-great granddaughter baby Aurora. Sisters, Mary Greene and Gwen (Robert) Gallagher. He was pre-deceased by his wife Mary, parents, sister Patricia Whitworth and brother-in-law Gordon Greene.

Ganty lived an extraordinary life. He sailed the seas and lived in foreign lands, but loved the simple life found in his Canadian homes, first as a child and young man in Montreal and in 1961 an employment transfer brought him and his young family to Pincher Creek, where he resided in his own home until his passing.

His intelligence, creativeness and incredibly strong work ethic led to a remarkably successful 40+ year career in the petroleum industry, both in Canada and abroad. Work defined him on so many levels and once retired he missed the challenge that coincided with oil and gas problem solving, along with the many colleagues he befriended at work sites around the world.

More importantly, he was a good man, who loved his family deeply, mourned those who went before him, reveled in his Irish heritage and was true to his Catholic faith. His legacy will live on in those he loved.

Vigil Rights (Prayers) service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 9 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 958-Christie Ave. Pincher Creek. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 10 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church.

Memorial donations in Edward’s memory can be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #43 Poppy Fund (Box 131, Pincher Creek, T0K 1W0) or to the Windy Slopes Health Foundation (Box 2554, Pincher Creek, T0K 1W0). Condolences can be sent to condolences@edensfuneralhome.com


Our loving mother and grandmother, Dorothy (Paine) Muirhead, passed away in her home at Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada on Nov 2, 2018 at the age of 97. She was predeceased by her husband, Alexander Muirhead, in 1989, and by 2 grandchildren. She is survived by her sister Constance (age 100); her 6 children, Heather (Don) Johnson, Margaret (Dave) Heighton, Constance (Delvan) Ward, James (Catherine) Muirhead, Janet (Bryan) Murray, and Thomas (Orlean) Muirhead; 39 grandchildren; 91 great grandchildren; and 4 great-great grandchildren. Viewing on Thu, Nov 8, 6-8 pm at Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home (703 – 13 St N, Lethbridge) • Viewing on Fri, Nov 9, 1 pm at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (4150 Forestry Ave S, Lethbridge) followed by Funeral Service at 2 pm. • Internment on Sat, Nov 10, 1 pm at Queen’s Park Cemetery (3219 – 4 St NW, Calgary – Sect M, Block 18). Additional details at http://www.csgfh.ca

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


GERARDUS “GERRY” SCHALK, beloved husband of the late Jenny Schalk (nee Westra), of Lethbridge and formerly of Cranbrook, B.C., passed away peacefully at Elim Village on Monday, November 5, 2018 at the age of 85 years.

A Visitation will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB. on Thursday, November 8th, 2018 from 7:00 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.

A Funeral Service will be held at WESTMINSTER CHAPEL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH – 329 – 19th Street North, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, November 9th, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Ian Crooks officiating.

Gerry will be laid to rest next to his beloved wife Jenny during a Family Interment Service at the WESTLAWN CEMETERY in Cranbrook, B.C. on Friday, November 16th, 2018 at 12:30 P.M.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Gerry’s name to the Westminster Chapel Presbyterian Church.

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WILLIAM “BADGER BILL” THIELEN, passed away from a heart attack in Calgary, on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at the age of 58 years.

Bill is survived by his son Chris; siblings David (Becky), Neil (Yvette), Milton, Nadine (Kevin Bolz) and his mother Maryetta. He was predeceased by his son Jon and his father Pudge.

After high school, Bill joined the army and spent ten years in 1 PPCLI. After the army, he did lawn, yard and cement work. He was proud of his regimental coin and flag and displayed them all the time. He also played Warcraft with his son Chris and looked forward to their battles.

The Interment will be held at the MILK RIVER CEMETERY, Milk River, AB, on Sunday, November 11 at 1:30 P.M., with a Reception to follow at the Milk River Civic Centre, 321 – 3 Avenue N.E., Milk River, AB.

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KRISTA LEE SCOUT-WOLF CHILD, passed away in Regina, SK on October 30, 2018 at the age of 33 years.

A Wake Service will be held at the White Calf Hall, Stand Off, AB, on Friday, November 9th from 7:00 p.m. continuing all night. The Funeral Mass will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve on Saturday, November 10th at 11:00 a.m.

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