January 16th, 2021

FRIDAY, November 30, 2018

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on November 30, 2018.

Beverly Carlson

1939 – 2018

Ms. Beverly Carlson of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at the age of 79 years. A Celebration of Beverly’s Life will be held at 2:30pm on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta with Reverend Trevor Potter, officiating. Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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Merna Rae Hart, beloved wife of the late Kennan Austin Hart, Passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on November 26, 2018. Merna is survived by her children, Ken Jr. (Ann), Jim (Heather), Rick (Wendy), Lori (Tony) and Ryan (Crystal). She was predeceased by her daughter Joanne , grandson Derek, and great granddaughter Olivia. Merna is also survived by 19 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren. Merna was born in Raymond Alberta on December 8, 1932, the tenth of twelve children born to John H. Blackmore and Emily (Woolley) Blackmore At the age of three Merna moved with her family to Cardston, where she lived until her marriage to Ken on September 24, 1952. From that time on they lived happily in Fort Macleod until failing health made a move necessary in 2017. Growing up, Merna excelled in sports such as basketball and bowling. She enjoyed participating in many local theatre productions and over the years accumulated a large inventory of costumes and props which she willingly shared with others. Merna believed in being an active participant in the community and enjoyed being a part of many groups, choirs, and clubs. She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, where she served in many capacities. She always put family first, and willingly sacrificed her own time and energy on their behalf. Her kindness, compassion and devotion will be truly missed by all who knew her. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, December 1,2018 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (643 20th St, Fort Macleod). Meet the family and visitation will be held 1 hr prior to the service. Condolences can be sent to condolences@edensfuneralhome.com

Anna Jahn

1922 – 2018

Mrs. Anna Jahn of Lethbridge, formerly of Coaldale, beloved wife of the late Mr. Karl Jahn, passed away at Legacy Lodge Care Centre on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at the age of 96 years.

Family and Friends are invited to pay their respects between 5:00pm and 7:00pm on Friday, December 7, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street S., Lethbridge, Alberta.

A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street S., Lethbridge, Alberta, with Pastor Lee Loveridge, officiating. Interment will be held in the Coaldale Cemetery.

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Maud Elizabeth Hovan

(nee Mitchell)


Our mother died peacefully on October 27 in her home in Courtenay, BC. with her daughter Marguerite .

Maud was born in Lundbreck Falls Alberta.

In Milk River Maud met her best friend and future husband of 60 years, the yet to be Dr. Norman Hovan. She graduated as an registered nurse in 1945, married Norman in 1947 and had 9 children in the next 16 years .

In 2011 she moved to Courtenay and remained, active, independent and thrilled to be finally living in BC, away from Alberta Winters.

Maud was predeceased by her first family, her husband Norman her two children Gwen and Bobby.

There remains 7 children 17 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren alive

What a legacy!

Robert Ernest McDonald

1950 – 2018

It is with great sadness that the family of Robert Ernest McDonald (Bob) announces his passing after a long and brave battle with cancer. Bob grew up in Winnipeg and spent as much time as possible on his grandparent’s farm. His love of farming led to a respected career in the agriculture industry. He was known as trustworthy and hard working- a straight shooter who was never afraid to speak his mind. Bob loved sharing his passion for the land- he could always be counted on for good stories while touring family and friends around Southern Alberta. A simple canola field would often hold interesting facts about the people and history of the area. Bob enjoyed many activities and sports. He was an avid hockey player, skier and enjoyed canoeing down the Oldman River. Golf was probably Bob’s favorite form of stress and stress relief at the same time. In recent years, he enjoyed golfing holidays to Arizona with his son Kyle and his golfing family. He was very proud of winning the Masters Club Championship at the Lethbridge Country Club in 2017. Bob was predeceased by his son Kevin, and his parents, Irene and Gordon. He is survived by his children; Jennifer (Tim) and Kyle (Lisa), granddaughter; Piper, his wife Holly, and her children; Tessa (Dan) and Whitney, and grandchildren; Charlotte and Mason. Bob is lovingly remembered by his brothers; Bill (Avis) and Roy. Also missing Bob is his faithful companion, Casey. To celebrate Bob’s life, we would like to invite those who knew him and loved him to join us in the spring for a round of golf and a chance to share memories. More details will follow closer to the date. The family wishes to thank all the health care professionals at the Jack Ady Cancer Centre and St. Michael’s Health Care Centre for their dedication and care for Bob during the last two years. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Canada, the Jack Ady Cancer Centre or the Junior Golf Program at the Lethbridge Country Club.

“For this one farmer the worries are over, lie down and rest your head,Your time has been and struggles enough, put the tractor in the shed”.(From Close The Gate)

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STASYS “STAN” NOREIKA, beloved husband of Grazina “Grace” Noreika, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at the age of 94 years.

Our hearts are forever filled with a lifetime of wonderful memories of love, kindness and graciousness that will remain with us until we meet again.

He is the loving father of Virginia (Bob) Moore and Lori (Terry) Casey; inspirational grandfather to Kendra (James) Rolheiser, Darryl (Robbie) Moore, Candace Harding, Gregory (Amanda) Moore, Farren (Kailey) Harding, Nicole (Adam) Hunter and Adam Casey; and great-grandfather to Carter Michael Moore, Ellis Moore, Sloane Moore, Tyrus Rolheiser, Darius Harding, Cassandra Sloan, Marissa Sloan, Beau Hunter and Ava Casey.

Stan was born March 22, 1924 in Virbalis, Lithuania. He immigrated to Canada in 1948. He met and married his soul mate, our mother, and they were together for almost 68 years. He was very devoted to his faith, being very active in the church and was proud to be a part of the Knights of Columbus, where he became a 4th Degree Knight and a Grand Knight. He started working for the Government of Alberta in 1950, and continued there until his retirement in January of 1985. He had a very successful career and his contributions to Alberta’s Irrigation farm community was appreciated by all. His career began as an Irrigation Specialist in Lethbridge. He then relocated to Calgary as a Regional Irrigation Specialist. His last role was Coordinator of the Irrigation Management Program in Lethbridge. He always spoke fondly of his friends and co-workers and was grateful for the memories that each one of you gave him.

Dad, you will be sadly missed but always remembered.

A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, November 30, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. with Father Alphonse Narisetty officiating.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Albert Sayson celebrating.

If wished, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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JAMI BROOKER CHANCE SHADE, passed away suddenly on the Blood Reserve on November 25th, 2018 at the age of 27 years.

The Wake Service will be at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Sunday, December 2nd from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be at the Senator Gladstone Hall on Monday, December 3rd at 11:00 a.m.. Interment in the Many Fingers Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to: http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca

Grace Wemekamp

Mrs. Grace Wemekamp of Coaldale, beloved wife of the late Mr. George Wemekamp, passed away at the Peter Lougheed Hospital in Calgary, on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at the age of 68 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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