By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on November 22, 2018.
Jeannette Baker Cannady of Raymond, Alberta passed away at Raymond Long Term Care on November 19, 2018, at the age of 78 years. She is survived by her children, Laura Cottell of Calgary, Robert (Cheryl) Baker of Raymond, Randy (Sharon) Baker of Raymond, Tawna Baker (Owen Alcock) of Duncan, BC and daughter-in-law Cathy Baker of Strathmore as well as 16 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by husband Rex, husband Keith, son Gregory, daughter Darla, her parents and two sisters. Jean was born March 21, 1940 in Taber, Alberta to Louis and Ethis Conrad. She was the third of seven children. Growing up she lived in many communities in BC and Alberta, eventually settling in Taber, where she met her husband Rex. Their life eventually led them to Raymond. There Jean held multiple jobs, none more important than providing for and raising her children. She enjoyed gardening, baking, making homemade chocolates and singing wherever possible with her family. Family and friends may meet the family at the Raymond Stake Centre, 2 N 200 W, Friday evening from 7:00-8:00 or Saturday morning 10:00-10:45. Funeral Services will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Raymond Stake Centre on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Bishop Ryan Chipman officiating. Interment to follow at Temple Hill Cemetery.
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CHISHOLM, Dr. Forbes Robert October 22, 1954 –
November 20, 2018
Rob was born in Calgary, Alberta. While living with his family on an acreage in the Bearspaw district he learned to ride horseback. Later, living near Priddis, he was entranced with his summer job of helping a local rancher. In grade nine, at Red Deer Lake School he received the Governor General Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement; in grade twelve at Lord Beaverbrook High School in Calgary, he earned three awards – academic, athletic and social. After two years of studying for a B.Sc. in Agriculture at U of A his high marks allowed him to skip two pre-vet years and go right into Veterinary Medicine at U of S. He graduated with distinction with a DVM Degree in 1978. For several years he practiced in a large animal clinic in Strathmore. Then, with help from his father, he bought The Three Walking Stick Ranch, a cow/calf operation in the Porcupine Hills west of Claresholm. He loved the ranch and loved working with cattle, particularly when riding a favourite saddle horse. His skill in breeding produced superior beef much sought after by buyers. Rob participated in brandings, round-ups, weaning and other ranching activities (which might have occasionally included a wee dram of whisky or a cribbage board!). He worked, and played, alongside neighbours and local ranchers developing wonderful, lifelong friendships. His skill as a vet was valued and often called upon by his community. During the financially lean years of Alberta’s BSE outbreak, Rob worked full time as a vet in the Claresholm Veterinary Clinic and as a full-time rancher – his working days were long, indeed. His greatest joy was sharing the ranching way of life with his kids. Rob taught gymnastics to Claresholm children and helped them work through 4H. The Hills and his community inspired him to write cowboy poetry which he read at many public events. He was instrumental with the East Trout Grazing Association and was active in Ducks Unlimited for 35 years. His hobby of playing the bagpipes grew into performing at Robbie Burns suppers and other local events. He held the position of Pipe Sergeant in the Lethbridge Legion Pipe Band and his band mates were a close circle of friends. He was very proud of his two sons who developed piping talents that exceeded his own. Rob is survived by his son Leigh (Bronwyn) and their children – Isolde, Cassian, Finnian; his brother Douglas (Sandra) and their three children; his sister Mary Jane (Ty Pfeifer) and their three children; his sister Jessie (Spencer MacCosham) and their four children; and his parents Merritt and Benni Chisholm. He also is survived by his estranged wife Robin and children Shannon, Gavin, Alec (Laura) and grandsons John and Gordon. During the years of Rob’s journey with cancer, his three siblings and oldest son formed a dedicated support group. His wonderful neighbours and friends gave him hours of skillful help and much sincere kindness – they truly were an inspiration. A Celebration of Rob’s Life will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, November 26, 2018 at the Claresholm Community Centre (5920- 8 Street West, Claresholm, Alberta) followed by a reminiscing lunch. All who knew and liked Rob are welcome to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Claresholm and District Health Foundation P.O. Box 2638, Claresholm, Alberta T0L 0T0 (www.cdhealth.ca) in Rob’s name will be gratefully accepted.
Arrangements entrusted to Willow Creek Funeral Home, Claresholm.
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1935 – 2018
Mr. Frank Gejdos, of Foremost, Alberta passed away in Bow Island on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at the age of 83 years. Frank was born in the Foremost area on August 17, 1935 on the family farm at Legend, where he became a long- time farmer. He knew many people in the area and enjoyed his many afternoon coffee sessions with his friends. He was a member of the Lethbridge Flying Club, and in his earlier years enjoyed flying his own airplane. Frank had a great sense of humor, and always had a big smile for all those that he met. He had a great love and appreciation for all of his nieces and nephews. Frank is survived by his brother Allan (Kay) Gejdos. He was pre-deceased by his sisters; Helen, Toni and Cathy, and brothers; Rudy, John, and Adam. The family would like to thank the Medicine Hat and Bow Island Hospital staff, nurses and Doctors for their kind care. Many thanks to cousins Gord, Sandra, and Blair, and his special friends Leonard and Tim. They were always there for him. Vigil Rites will be held at 6:00 PM, on Friday, November 23, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, AB. A Funeral Mass will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP CATHOLIC CHURCH 205 – 2nd Street West, Foremost, AB, Father Raul Hernandez celebrant.
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1937 – 2018
Mr. Allan Michael MacDonald of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Audrey MacDonald, passed away at Legacy Lodge on Sunday, November 18, 2018 at the age of 81 years. I was born in Milville, Nova Scotia being the third of six kids – one older sister and four brothers, and my dad worked for the CP Rail. My favorite things to do were to tell funny stories and make people laugh. My favorite thing also is to be with my wife, Audrey MacDonald. My wife, Audrey, my children, Debbie (John), Steven (Xinglan), David, Laurie (Randy) and Danny are very important people in my life, and my grandchildren Jason, Connor, Jacob, Keke, Jocelyn and one deceased grandson Lee. Also important are my brothers, especially Vincent (who is now deceased), and Michael, and of course the people who take care of me. My interests are my kids, sports, especially hockey, camping, family reunions, visits and driving. I love to line dance, visit, drive and spend time with my lovely bride Audrey. I used to drive a school bus. My favorite memory as a child was throwing apples at my brothers in nearby orchards and my brothers and I were altar boys growing up…lol…we used to play jokes on Father Durney (no disrespect), but boy stuff. I was born and raised in Nova Scotia, I stationed in the Armed Forces in Germany, Quebec, Nova Scotia again, Alberta and Ontario and finally back to Alberta again. My most significant life event was to marry Audrey. I served in the Armed Forces, retired as a Warrant Officer, Military Police; worked at the Post Office in Ottawa; drove a school bus then retired. I travelled across Canada, and took a cruise with my wife, brother and sister in law to Graceland and Mexico. My most memorable place to visit was Germany where I met the love of my life, my bride, Audrey. I love all types of foods that are good, especially if you mix them all together, and I love to drink beer in moderation. A public Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, November 23, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4th Street South, Lethbridge, AB., with Deacon Cliff Bogdan, officiating. A Graveside Service will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Lethbridge #40, 1202 – 2nd Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB., T1J 0E3, or a donation of your choice.
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1938 – 2018
RICHARD STOPERSKI passed away peacefully with his family by his side in Lethbridge on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at the age of 80 years. For most of his life, Richard was a rancher on the Little Bow River east of Carmangay.
A Celebration of Richard’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Bob Wallace officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the 4-H Club at http://www.4-h-canada.ca/donate.
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