January 18th, 2021

WEDNESDAY, February 13, 2019

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on February 13, 2019.

Alfreda “Freda” Allsop

1924 – 2019

Mrs. Alfreda “Freda” Allsop of Lethbridge, passed away in Black Diamond on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at the age of 94 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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Judy Fleming

1942 – 2019

Heaven called our Angel home on Saturday, February 9, 2019 after a lengthy hospital stay in Calgary. Judy is dearly missed and survived by husband Harold; daughters Shelly (Larry) Walper, Sherry (Randy) Divins, Cammy (Dana) Pariseau; 7 grandchildren Kristen (Peter) Phillips, Jeremy (Ashley) Walper, Shara-Lea (Dave) Lovas, Ryan Divins, Jessica (Clayton) Ressler, Matthew and Tyson (Ainsley) Pariseau; 6 great-grandchildren as well as many other relatives and friends. A Celebration of Judy’s Life will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, February 15, 2019 at MARTIN BROTHERS FUNERAL CHAPELS 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. With Reverend Glenda Wert, officiating.

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It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing away of EARL ALEXANDER GRIGOR of Barnwell, Alberta on February 8, 2019 in Calgary, Alberta at the age of 90.

Earl is survived by his wife, Connie, children Dee (Donna) Grigor, DeRae (Stephen) Evanson, Joy (Tim) Kierstead, and Bonnie (Eric) Wilkins, 19 Grandchildren, and 29 Great-Grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his 1st wife Della, son Doug, Daughter and son-in law (Heather and Steven Hudson) and 2 granddaughters, and many other family members. Earl was a loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was devoted to family, church and community.

Earl loved music, and he loved to sing. He also loved to play the harmonica. He worked in Agriculture, primarily as a Grain Elevator Agent for Cargill.

Earl was well loved and will be deeply missed.

The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday February 16, 2019 at 11:00am, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints BARNWELL CHAPEL, 498 5 Ave South, Barnwell, with Bishop Troy Anderson officiating.

Friends are welcome to meet with the family on Saturday, prior to the Service from 9:30 to 10:40am. Interment to follow in the Barnwell Cemetery.

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On January 25, 2019, after spending a great afternoon with his Bridge family, CURTIS DAVID LARKO passed.

He will be dearly missed by his Mom Debra, Sister Nadine (Clayton), Gran Aitken along with numerous Aitken, Strauts and Larko family members.

Curtis was predeceased by his Father David and Grandpa Frank.

Growing up, Curtis was involved with hockey, camping, riding motorcycles and golf. He had wonderful childhood memories of living on Laval Court in West Lethbridge. For the past nine months, Curtis found comfort and guidance in his new found family, the Lethbridge Bridge Club, who took him in with open arms.

Relatives and friends are invited to a Memorial Reception at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive, Lethbridge on Saturday, February 16, 2019 from 4:00 – 6:00 P.M.

In memory of Curtis, donations may be made to these agencies that meant so much to him: Prairie Pitbull Rescue at http://www.prairiepitbullrescue.com/donate and the Lethbridge & District Humane Society, 2920-16th Ave. North, Lethbridge, AB T1H 5E9

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

Harry Lenz

1938 – 2019

HARRY WILLIAM LENZ, our beloved husband, dad, grandpa, great-grandpa, brother, uncle, and friend passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at the age of 80 years. Harry was born to Jacob Christian Lenz and Annie Phoebe (Wright) Lenz at the family homestead on April 4, 1938 near Wandsworth, Saskatchewan. He was sixth of eleven children. As a child, Harry regularly rode his black Shetland pony Shorty to a country school, made whistles and slingshots from willow branches, and grew up eating kniffles and the rabbits he and his siblings snared in the bush. With one small bag of possessions and a heart full of dreams, Harry left home at the age of sixteen and came to live with his big sister, Polly, and her new husband, Johnny, in Diamond City, Alberta. Harry met and married a girl who lived down the road, Emily Vrecko. On Christmas Eve he proposed to Emily on a roadside turnout half a mile from her home and they were married the following year on April 5, 1957. When their first child, Cindy, was learning how to walk, they moved to Emily’s family farm during the fall of 1960 (where he continued to reside until his passing). Within ten years, they added three more children to their brood (Lisa, Lorne, and Mark). Each child grew up with the prestigious opportunity to bid their Dad’s requests to, “Pull my finger”, “Have a sip of my beer”, or “Pull my socks off”. Harry worked at various jobs, from gas attendant to taxi driver to cattle auction ringman, in order to supplement his primary job as a farmer. When Harry had free time, he enjoyed attending auctions and often came home with some kind of farm implement or orphaned calves. In the spring of 1976, Harry decided to go to auction school in Lacombe, Alberta. He and Emily opened, “Harry Lenz Auction Service”, which took pride in “No Sale Too Big or Too Small”, in September, 1976. They recruited their children to work at the regular “Bid ‘n’ Buy” Tuesday night auctions (The tradition of family involvement at the auction continues.). Whenever he could fit it in, Harry’s favourite pastime was fishing — from shore, in a boat, through an ice hole while sitting in -32 degrees Celsius temperatures — he always managed to catch fish! Family was important to Harry. He eagerly looked forward to family gatherings which included egg-cracking challenges during Easter breakfast, fighting over “the best parts” and “the pickin’s” of the turkey at Christmas dinner, singing and candle blowing at birthday celebrations, sitting around a roaring fire while camping, and filling up on “sloppy” potato salad and other “good groceries” during fish fries and BBQs. These gatherings were perfect opportunities for Harry to share “When I was a little shyster …” stories, to tease or quietly slide a joke into the conversation, and to impart advice and words of wisdom collected from his life experiences. Harry is remembered by his wife of almost 62 years, Emily, and his devoted four-legged best friend, Lil Buddy; his children Cindy Block (Tom), Lisa Lenz-Hofer (Ben), Lorne (Emma), and Mark (Susan); his grandchildren Jennifer (Rob), Nathan (Lisa), Derek, Sarah (Nathan), Amanda (Kyle), Ryan, Jeffrey, and Michael; his great-grandson Carter; and his siblings Polly (Johnny, deceased), Lenny, and Debbie (Doug); as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and their families. The family wishes to express their appreciation and gratitude to the homecare workers, nurses, pharmacists (Save-On Foods North), and doctors who accompanied Harry on his journey with cancer. He challenged his ten year battle with cancer with never-ending courage and determination. As Harry said, “Even a dying man wants to live”.

“I’ve had a good life.” Harry is now at peace. A celebration of his life will be held at 10:30 am on Friday, February 15, 2019 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, AB. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Jack Ady Cancer Centre c/o Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation, 960 – 19 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 1W5.

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ROBERT “BOB” OSCAR PETERSON, beloved husband of Mardell Peterson, of Coutts, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Monday, February 11, 2019 at the age of 79 years.

A Celebration of Life will be held at COUTTS CIVIC Centre, 105 Center Avenue, Coutts, AB, on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 2:00 P.M.

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


KEVIN WALLACE “KJ” PLAITED HAIR passed away in Cardston, AB on February 7th, 2019 at the age of 15 years.

A Wake Service will be held at White Calf Hall, Stand Off on Thursday, February 14th from 7:00 p.m. continuing all night. The Funeral Mass will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve on Friday, February 15th at 11:00 a.m.

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


ANNIE TERESA YOUNG PINE passed away in Stand Off on February 9th, 2019 at the age of 85 years.

A Family Service will be at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Friday, February 15th from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. followed by the Wake Service at the White Calf Hall, Standoff from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve on Saturday, February 16th, at 11:00 a.m.

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

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