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WEDNESDAY, January 9, 2019

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on January 9, 2019.

Mabel Getty

1925 – 2019

Mrs. Mabel Getty of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. Thomas Robert Getty, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family at St. Therese Villa on Monday, January 7, 2019 at the age of 93 years. Besides her loving husband Tom, Mabel is survived by her children Janet (Bill) Vucurevich, Ken (Linda) Getty, Shannon (Richard) Kleibrink; grandchildren Rachel (Jamie) Selk, Jason (Tine) Getty, Julia (Lance) Doyle, Torri Kleibrink, Kyler Kleibrink; great-grandchildren Thomas Andison, Emily Selk, Colton Selk, Makayla Doyle, Kaitlyn Doyle. A Celebration of Mabel’s Life will be held at a later date.

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PATRICIA GRAVELAND (SCHMALTZ), beloved wife of the late Cory Graveland, passed away peacefully in Lethbridge on January 7, 2019 at the age of 96 years. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, January 11, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. at Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home, 703 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge.

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

Eileen Lawson

1923 – 2019

Mrs. Eileen Lawson of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. William “Bill” Lawson, passed away on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at the ate of 95 years. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 9:30AM and 10:30AM on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, AB. A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30AM on Saturday, January 12, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Pastor Ian Lawson, officiating. Interment to be held at Mountain View Cemetery.

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JOHN DENNIS MACKENZIE, beloved husband of Karen Lodl, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at the age of 84 years.

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

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GERALD “GERRY” FRANCIS MOORE, beloved husband of Karen Moore, passed away peacefully and surrounded by his family at the Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge, on Friday, January 4, 2019 at the age of 57 years.

A Celebration of Life will be celebrated at the ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH #4 – 324 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Glenda Wert officiating.

Gerry will be laid to rest at the Bowville Cemetery at a later date.

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JENNIFER LEAH PALMER, beloved daughter of Don and Anita Palmer and mother to Jackson and James, passed away at home, on Sunday, January 6, 2019 at the age of 40 years. Jennifer is also survived by her sister Lisa Scott (Jayden, Jessica) as well as numerous extended family.

At Jennifer’s request, there will be no normal funeral service held.

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

PAULS May 27, 1930 – Dec. 30, 2018

Martha (nee Ratzlaff) Pauls, beloved wife of the late David Pauls, passed away at Taber Linden View, Taber, AB with family by her side. Martha was born in Poland to Erich and Agnetha (nee Janzen) Ratzlaff – the eighth of nine children. She was 9 years old when WW II began. Inspite of hardships Martha placed her trust in Jesus her Saviour. With assistance from family and MCC she, together with her parents and sister, immigrated to Canada in October 1948 – arriving at Pier 21- Halifax, NS. September 2, 1951 David and Martha were married in Linden, AB and later settled in Coaldale, AB. They were married 58 years. Martha, always a busy person, held many different jobs. Her dream job was owning her own business in Coaldale – Martha’s Draperies and Fabric. Martha was an active member in her church – Coaldale Mennonite Brethren Church. Active in Ladies Aide (sewing for MCC projects, serving at activities in church), Meals on Wheels and MCC Thrift Store. She also enjoyed travelling, playing games and music. Martha was an excellent cook and baker and loved to entertain. Martha “Oma” is survived by her children: Rita Stobbe (Ed), Rudi Pauls (Sylvia), Haidee Voorhorst (Henry) and Nancy Meyer. 13 Grandchildren and 21 Great Grandchildren. Sisters-in-law: Martha Prochnau of Edmonton, AB and Ida Pauls of Calgary, AB Also numerous nephews and nieces. There will be a private family viewing and internment at the Coaldale Mennonite Cemetery. Martha’s Celebration of Life will be held at the Coaldale Mennonite Brethren Church 2114 18 St. at 4:30 pm January 12, 2019. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to MCC Canada or Gideons International in Canada.

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


August 3, 1946

– December 26, 2018

Lynne Whipple of High River, Alberta, passed away peacefully at the Rockyview General Hospital in Calgary, on the evening of December 26, 2018 at the age of 72 years old. Lynne was born in Raymond Alberta. She is survived by her three daughters, Krystal Dupre, Cheryl (John) Windling, and Candice Dupre; Mountain Grandma of Kelsey, Shayna, Jenissa and Denae; and her siblings, Bonnie (Barry) Rothel, Chuck (Gloria) Whipple, Howard (Heidi) Whipple, and Layne (Susan) Whipple. Lynne was predeceased by her parents, Howard Adair Whipple and Elizabeth Meroniuk. A memorial service will be held in Raymond, Alberta at a later date. Photos, memories and condolences may be shared with Lynne’s family through http://www.evanjstrong.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Estate of Lynne Whipple for a park bench to be located in the George Lane Centennial Park, where she spent many days lovingly feeding the squirrels.

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February 14, 1944 – January 1, 2019

It is with great sadness and sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle RODERICK WHITE QUILLS. Rod passed away at home on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at the age of 74 years.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife and best friend Audrey; children Marci, Chico (Rene), Krissy, Roxi, and Mike (Shona); grandchildren Tera, Peyton, Kyman, Caylyn, Tyson, Roddy, Tomi, Leah, Emery, Theo, Benji, Breeli, and Kessel; mother-in-law Phyllis Fox; sisters Bernadette Young Pine, Delores White Quill, brother Vincent White Quills, sisters-in-law Rosaline Crow Shoe, Joyce First Rider, Dolly Creighton, Josie Russell, Penny (Kirby) Fox; brothers-in-law Pat (Rose) Fox, Larry (Donna) Fox, and Wilfred Soop, Snyder (Ann) Fox, Tiger (Kelly) Fox, nephew and adopted son Franklin (Annette) White Quills, adopted children Janine, Lucille, Charles, and Rolanda First Rider, Becky-Jo Fox, Kori Jo, Bo Wells and Lionel Shade, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family too numerous to mention.

Rod was born to Paul and Fanny White Quills at the Blood Indian Hospital and was raised in the Bullhorn area on the Blood Reserve. Rod received his early education at the St. Mary’s Residential School eventually becoming a supervisor before moving on and working as a ranch hand at the St. Josephs Farm near the St. Mary’s Residential School. Later in life he pursued a higher education, obtaining his journeyman certification as an electrician.

Rod was a hard worker and always made sure to do his best in whatever endeavor he pursued. Throughout his schooling Rod played numerous sports excelling in Basketball and Hockey. It was here that he met many of his lifelong friends who, he affectionately referred to as his brothers. Rod also participated in Rodeo, especially in the calf-roping event; a passion he passed on to his youngest son Mike.

Rod met his lifelong companion, Audrey, and together spent the next 44 years building a life that was dedicated to their family, especially their grandchildren. From the moment Rod became a father, he always made it his priority to work hard and provide a solid foundation for his family. Rod was incredibly proud of his children and taught them to take pride in all that they did and to always ensure that they lived up to their full potential in whatever endeavor they pursued. Rod loved his children. There was never a moment or meeting when he did not show them how much he loved them. Among the many gifts Rod gave his children, his greatest gift was teaching his children to have faith. He always made sure to remind his children that in life there would be many challenges but through faith and hard work they would overcome these challenges. Rod’s greatest joy was when he became a grandpa. His grandchildren were the light of his life. His love for them was immeasurable and he made it his life to be a part of every milestone especially when it came to watching them play sports. His weekends consisted of numerous hockey games and watching his beloved Toronto Maple Leafs on T.V. It was here that he was most happy and content. Later in his life, Rod enjoyed travelling with his baby Mike to rodeos all over Alberta and the midwestern United States.

Rod made his Crusillo in 1983; it was through the crusillo movement where his relationship with God was strengthened. It was also through this movement that his faith and spirituality grew immensely. Rod was devout in his Catholic faith and made sure his family was raised with these beliefs ensuring his children were up every Sunday in order to make mass at 11AM in Moses Lake. One of his best memories was when he and Audrey took a pilgrimage to Europe in 1999.

Rod was a simple and humble man. To those who knew him he was the person who always had a smile for everyone he met. He made an impact on all those who knew him. His house was everyone’s house, especially to the friends his children brought home on a regular basis. His children’s friends became his kids. Rod took pride in coaching his eldest son throughout his minor hockey career. Through this, he affectionately referred to his sons teammates as his “boys”. As his youngest son began his hockey career, Rod could always been seen coaching from the stands or behind the chutes. Dad was our toughest critic and biggest fan. In his later years, he could be seen tending to Mike’s horse, mowing his lawn in the summer, or caring for his faithful dogs.

A Family Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 4:00 P.M.

A Wake Service will be held at SENATOR GLADSTONE HALL, Blood Reserve, AB on Thursday, January 10, 2019 from 6:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. MARY’S IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, Blood Reserve, AB on Friday, January 11, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Pawel Andrasz O.M.I., celebrant.

Rod will be laid to rest in the Blood Band Cemetery, with a Feast to follow at Senator Gladstone Hall.

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

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