January 16th, 2021


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on February 16, 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. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm, on Saturday, February 16, 2019, at FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 1614 5 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0W3, with Dr. Bruce Martin officiating. For those who wish, the family requests memorial donations to the Alzheimer’s Society, 1202 2 Ave S #40, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0E3.

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July 9, 1927 – February 15, 2019

With great love and respect the family of ADELE AUSMAS announce her passing. The Lord called her home in a peaceful manner, with family by her side, at St. Michael’s Health Center in Lethbridge, AB. on Friday, February 15, 2019 at the age of 91 years.

In keeping with Adele’s wishes, a Private Family Interment will take place at the Leader Cemetery.

A Celebration of Adele’s Life will take place at CHINOOK VILLAGE – 2801 13th Ave S.E., Medicine Hat, AB in the Terrace Room on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Lance Duncalfe officiating.

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Shawn Blood passed away on February 11, 2019 at the age of 48 years. A wake service will be held beginning at 3:00P.M., Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at White Calf Hall, Stand Off, AB. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at White Calf Hall, Stand Off, AB.


Leonard Ernest Rook, Age 84 years, passed away peacefully in the Stony Plain Hospital, February 3rd, 2019 with his loving wife Lorriena, daughter, Debbe (Ken) Keenan, son’s, Len (Terry) Rook & Randy Rook, & daughter, Pati (John) Marcellus & grandchildren by his side.

He is survived by numerous grandchildren & great grandchildren & his sister-in-law, Penny Dudley & brother-in-law, Joe Weslowski. Memorial to be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Mustard Seed or Hope Mission per Leonard’s request.

“God saw you getting tired & a cure was not to be. So He put His arms around you & said “Come to Me”. Gone Fishin’


It is a very sad day for the Paul family as we say goodbye to KEVIN BRUCE PAUL. Kevin passed away suddenly at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, February 5, 2019 at the age of 57 years.

Kevin is survived by his loving mother Shirlie Paul of Magrath. He is also survived by his brothers Randy (Cathy) Paul and Mike Paul; sisters Nancy (Henry) Wiebe and sister-in-law Liz Paul as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his father Kenneth James Paul, brother Kenneth LeRoy Paul, grandparents Ken & Laura Paul and Roy & Olive Ockey and nephew David Paul Wiebe.

Kevin was born in Cardston, AB, on March 18, 1961. He had an active, busy childhood. He was a happy, funny, curious child.

In 1968, the family moved to Lethbridge, AB. Growing up, Kevin enjoyed going on trips with his parents. He loved swimming in the ocean just about anywhere he could, walking on the beach and climbing mountains. He enjoyed going to car shows and putting together models of old cars and trucks. Kevin had a real passion and knowledge of cars and trucks. He graduated from LCI and went to work for CP Rail with his older brother Ken, who also sadly passed away in 1984 while working for CP Rail.

Kevin started college at LCC in 1983. While attending college, he was diagnosed with Schizophrenia at the age of 23. Because of his mental illness, Kevin was moved to Ponoka Mental Hospital. He was institutionalized until June 23, 2014, when he moved back to Lethbridge to a group home. Things did not work out there so Kevin moved in with his sister Nancy and her husband in October 2016, where he lived until his sudden passing. Kevin was a caring, helpful, happy person. His family will miss his smile and his presence in their life.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Cardston Cemetery, on Saturday, June 22, 2019, at 1:00 P.M.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Schizophrenia Society, 234C – 12B Street North, Lethbridge, AB, T1H 2K7.

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Andrew Valentine Smith

1936 – 2019

It is with great sadness we must say goodbye to a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend. We were so very grateful mom and dad were able to celebrate their 62nd wedding anniversary on February 1, 2019 with daughters Diane and Mike Fletcher, Donna Thom, Debbie and Ron Bauer, and his grandchildren Amanda (David), Andrew, and Abbilynn, and their father Joe Thom. Smitty was born in Lethbridge and raised in Coalhurst. He enjoyed a long and fulfilling 28-year career with the Lethbridge City Police Force, but his greatest enjoyment was spending time with his family for Sunday suppers, and taking his grandchildren on trips. We will all miss his beautiful blue eyes, contagious smile, and witty sense of humor. Special thanks to the Doctor’s, EMT’s, and nurses at the Chinook Regional Hospital. Very special thanks to his fourth daughter and granddaughter Karen Thom and Michelle Chatterton. At Andrews request, there will be no funeral. Rest in peace papa, you will be missed.

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It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Alice Gillis at the age of 82 on February 11th 2019 at Edith Cavell Centre with family by her side. Alice leaves behind five children, Leslie (Phil Jennings), Moe (Yumiko), Kenn (Deanna), Scott and David. Grandchildren Courtney, Meaghan, Daniel, Ainsley, Saasha, and Riley. Also, niece Pat Hendry (Art Skow) and their daughter Kirsten. Her beloved husband, Moe, passed in March 2018.

Alice was born March 19, 1936 in Vegreville AB to Kenneth Allan and Mary Louise Campbell. She also had one sister, Evelyn Hendry, both her parents and sister predeceased her. Alice attended school in Vegreville and Calgary, did a comptometer course and worked in the accounting field until she started a family.

She spent her youth being active in various sports and helping her dad with his catering business. She also helped build the house she was to live in until she got married.

Alice married Moe in 1957 and soon Alice was raising five children with many weekdays spent by herself with the young family as Moe was working out of town. She returned to the work force once the children were all in school but made sure she was home for them before they returned for the day.

Alice successfully moved the family with Moe’s job transfers to Vancouver, London Ontario, Calgary and finally to Lethbridge in 1977. Many summers were spent out at Mara Lake and the extended cousins on the Campbell and Gillis families were always welcome whether be 2 or 20 at a time!

Alice and Moe always placed their kids needs in front of theirs and it wasn’t until later that they began traveling by themselves. From traveling with the Old Timers hockey to the States and Europe, to the west and east coasts of Canada, they saw plenty. They travelled numerous times to Australia to see their daughter and her family. They loved traveling to Australia and as much as Moe was determined to live there, Alice would not leave her family and friends in Canada.

The love of golf saw her competing, and rating courses throughout Alberta. Alice organised many fun-filled tournaments at Henderson Lake, of which she was a member for many years until her health lapsed. She enjoyed a good joke or prank, even if on the seedy side. You could never out prank her, she always got the last laugh.

Family was the most important thing in her life, and many friends of her children were treated like family. Christmas Eve celebrations attested to this. Nobody was left on their own.

At Alice’s request, there will be a celebration of her life at a later date when family from around the world can come together.

Missed dearly but surely scheming and plotting something fun elsewhere!

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