January 20th, 2021

TUESDAY, November 27, 2018

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on November 27, 2018.

Nelson Crooks

1955 – 2018

Mr. Nelson Crooks of Lethbridge, passed away on Monday, November 26, 2018 at the age of 63 years. A private family service will be held at a later date.

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Bryan Odden Currie

1929 – 2018

Bryan Odden Currie passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 21, 2018, following a brief illness.

A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, at 2:00PM at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to anything related to Men’s Health.

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Brent John Ehlert of Magrath Alberta passed away Monday November 19th, 2018 at the age of 73 after a brief battle with cancer. Brent is survived by his wife Ila Ehlert, children Elizabeth Ehlert, Amanda Godlonton, Lorin (Richard) Larocque, Sean (Ruth) O’Byrne, Cynthia Bond and Janine Berntson as well as many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He especially enjoyed the time that he spent with his grandson Kirk. He was born in Carmangay, Alberta November 30, 1944 and was adopted a short time later by Clarence and Sarah Ehlert from Magrath. He called Magrath home, working on the family farm until he decided to move off the farm to begin his many adventures in life. His variety of jobs took him throughout Alberta, BC and the NWT. He eventually moved back to Magrath where he remained until his last days. He had a deep passion for the outdoors that was reflected in his love of hunting, fishing and golfing. He had a strong fondness for animals. This later led to saving multiple stray cats and helping to provide them with a loving home. His desire to help was not limited to animals. He enjoyed helping people as a neighbor, friend and acquaintance. He was predeceased by his father Clarence Ehlert, mother Sarah Hoare, step father Stan Hoare and brother Richard Ehlert. Friends and relatives are invited to join the family on Saturday December 1st at 1:00pm at the Magrath Cemetery (located just south of Magrath on Hwy 62 on the west side of the road) to bid farewell to a husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. A light lunch will be served following the graveside at the Magrath Seniors Centre (32 North 1st Street West) where a memory book will be provided for those who wish to share a memory or two. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to a cancer charity of your choice. Condolences can be sent to http://www.evergreenfh.ca

Walter Mitson

1922 – 2018

Dr Walter Mitson, beloved father, grandfather and uncle, passed away peacefully in his room at Tudor Manor on November 22, 2018 at the age of 96. He is survived by his three children; Layne (Marilyn), Denise (Grant), and Joyce (Brian); his grandchildren Ben, Mackenzie, Kyra, Nolan, Alyssa, and Austin; his sister in law Anne Overn and his nephew Rob Overn (Janice). He is predeceased by his wife Marie, his sister Joyce, and his parents Michael and Budinka (Betty). Walter was born in Satumara Romania of Serbian descent in 1922. He moved to Canada to reunite with his parents at the young age of 13, making a large part of the journey on his own while caring for his younger sister. He spent a number of years with the Canadian Army, and after that went to school at the University of Toronto and graduated as a Doctor of Optometry. He also held a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Alberta. Walter put himself through school in large part by playing accordion. He began preforming at the Palliser Hotel at age 16, and often played with the popular dance band Sonny Fry and the Gentleman of Music when they performed there. His great love of music continued his entire life, and he was still singing at 96. He started his career as an optometrist in 1952, had a thriving practice for 53 years, and retired reluctantly. He dedicated one day a week to attend the smaller communities around Lethbridge that didn’t have an optometrist. He married the love of his life Marie in 1955, and the two of them greatly enjoyed family and friends and travel. Along the way he became the president of the Alberta Optometric Association and was granted a lifetime membership in 1993. He was also a recipient of the Order of Alberta, served on the University of Lethbridge Senate, the University of Calgary Senate and was the Finance Chairman on the Lethbridge Regional Hospital Board. Walter and Marie also traveled to the British Virgin Islands on behalf of the Federal Development Agency (CIDA), where he supervised a team that did the eye examinations of every school child. He truly loved his community, and was active in the Lions club, Elks club and the Masons. Walter had a tremendous zest for life. He and Marie loved to entertain, and their parties often featured many musicians. He was an avid salmon and fly fisherman, and usually managed to catch his limit. He also took up golf later in life, and thought he never had a bad game because he enjoyed it so much. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL – 610 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, AB. There will be a private graveside service at Mountain View Cemetery for family members.

Donations in memory of Walter can be made to http://www.jbmusictherapy.com/gift-of-music-therapy/

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Lilly Paul

1940 – 2018

Mrs. Lilly Paul passed away peacefully on Friday, November 23, 2018, at the age of 78 years. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00AM. on Wednesday, November 28 at IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 20 Rocky Mountain Blvd. West in Lethbridge with Pastor Lee Loveridge officiating. Interment will take place at the family plot in Magrath Cemetery at 2:00PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Jack Ady Cancer Center, 960 19th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 1W5.

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