By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on March 1, 2019.
DONNA MARIE DIETRICH (Root)
Beloved wife of Dale Dietrich passed away peacefully at the Vulcan Hospital on February 23,2019 at the age of 71 years.A Celebration of Life will be held on March 9th, 2019 at the Lomond School Auditorium at 1:30 pm.
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JOHN ROGERSON KNOX, beloved husband of Helen Knox, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at the age of 92 years.
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Faye Foxall Oshiro
Faye Foxall Oshiro, of Coaldale, Alberta passed away on February 23, 2019, at the age of 91 years. She is survived by two sons Wayne (Gayle) Foxall and Don (Cindy) Foxall; daughter-in-law Judy Foxall; two brothers Russell Fairhurst, and Douglas Fairhurst; sister-in-law Grace Fairhurst; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews, all whom she dearly dearly loved. Faye is predeceased by her husband Earl J. Foxall “Squeak”; second husband Dr. Jim Oshiro; her parents Flora and Lyle Fairhurst; her sister Thelma and husband Jack Elliott; her brother Lyle Fairhurst; her son Doug; her granddaughter Krystal England. Squeak was the love of her life. During the war, she sent a picture to him to lift his spirits. She became the “pin up girl” for the barracks and service men wrote Mom letters of appreciation. This convinced him he needed to marry that girl! After Squeak’s passing, Faye married Dr. Jim Oshiro, a life-long friend and family doctor. He too was in the war and shared many of his stories with the family. Faye grew up in Coaldale and never wanted to leave her home community. Her family owned “The Biggest Little Hotel in the Country”, the Coaldale Hotel which was the gathering place for all friends and family. From softball games, badminton tournaments, organized sports to political events, she enjoyed them all. Shopping was a favourite and usually involved coming home with a new pair of shoes! Faye worked in the clerical field at the Coaldale Health Unit as office manager and secretary for the Medical Officer until her retirement. She was an advocate and supporter for The Coaldale Fire Department and Emergency Services. Faye loved to laugh and have a visit, even when “her Irish was up”, she had a smile. She could never get enough of any celebration with family and friends, never wanting it to end. Visits from out-of- town relatives or drop-in surprises, all were welcome in her home if she could make you happy, she was happy. When the Coaldale Health Centre became her home, she looked forward to any activity and celebration with enthusiasm. She made many new friends and deeply cherished both old and new. Faye was one to get up early in the morning, put her face on, style her hair, and greet the day with dignity and class! Her family is forever grateful to the compassionate caregivers and friends at the Coaldale Health Centre who enriched her life by your kindness and friendship. A heartfelt thank you to the excellent care by the doctors and nurses at the Lethbridge Regional Hospital. By request, a private Family Graveside service will be held at a later date. Mom felt truly blessed to have you all in her life and wished to be remembered by sharing a story or two. For those who wish, please donate to the Coaldale Fire Department and Emergency Services, 1507 20th Ave, Coaldale, AB T1M 1N3, or a charity of your choice. Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.
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GUY WILLIAM STEWART, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at the age of 43 years.
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THOMPSON, RICHARD IVER
Passed away too soon on December 31, 2018 at his home in Langley BC at the age of 71.
Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Dad was humble about his U.S. military service in Vietnam, with the 704th Maintenance Battalion 4th infantry division, after which he continued his career as an aircraft maintenance engineer.
Besides being a great father, Dad was a husband, who dearly loved our Mom Garda, and didn’t want to do much without her by his side. He was the anchor of the family, a dedicated foster Dad for 25 years, and a proud Boppa. He was the oldest brother in the Thompson clan.
He was a big kid.
Dad was passionate about his Harley and the brotherhood of the legion riders.
He loved flying, fishing, horses, Mexico, “fixing” in his garage, camping in his motorhome, cooking (especially breakfast), harassing Mom, and all things shiny, just to name a few.
Dad was the salt of the earth, a man among men, he would go above and beyond for anyone in need. Brilliant, charming, he had a way with words, and would have done a much better job at writing this than us. Man, we will miss you!
There will be a combined American Legion Riders and Patriot Guard Ceremony potluck at the American Legion, Post 86, 4580 Legion Drive, Blaine, Washington on February 17, at 13:00 hours.
A celebration of life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, 324 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta on March the 09th from 13:00 to 17:00.