January 20th, 2021

THURSDAY, March 7, 2019

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on March 7, 2019.


June 2, 1938 – Mar 5, 2019

(80 yrs.)

It is with humble hearts that we announce that ANDREW THOMAS GANGUR (TOM) passed away on March 5, 2019 at the Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge, Alberta.

Tom was born on June 2, 1938 in Lethbridge, Alberta and was the 6th son of George & Anna Gangur; he also had two older half siblings from his father’s previous marriage. He grew up in Lethbridge and has a vast extended family that came from the Ukraine and settled in North Lethbridge. Tom met his sweetheart, Carol, when he was 18 and they were married on August 15, 1959 and together had 4 sons.

Besides his parents George and Anna Gangur, he was predeceased by his loving wife Carol, his infant son Gary Thomas Gangur and his 6 brothers and 1 sister. (Mike, Ann Darko, John, Steve, George, Peter, William (Smilie).

He will be dearly missed by his 3 sons Dave (Brigitte), Rick (Ruth) and Darren (Jeannette) Gangur, as well as her grandchildren Dana (Carl) Holland, Tyler (Nikki) Gangur, Taryn Meyer, Miranda, Tabitha, Lydia & Kaylaina Gangur-Powell & Great grandchildren Adriana Gangur, Dawson and Piper Holland.

He will also be missed by his brother Jerry (Angie) Gangur, as well as his brothers-in-law, Edwin (Loraine) Orr, Vern (Janice) Orr, sisters-in-laws (Gillian Orr) and (Darlene Gangur).

We wish to invite those who have been touched by Tom to attend a Celebration of His Life on Friday March 8, 2019 at the Holland Residence. (Please contact Dana via Facebook for an address)

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Emma Knoch

1935 – 2019

Mrs. Emma Knoch of Raymond, beloved wife of Mr. Frank Knoch, passed away peacefully at home, on Friday, March 1, 2019 at the age of 83 years. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 5:00pm and 7:00pm on Friday, March 8, 2019 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, AB. A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00PM on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at MARANATHA CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 260 MCGILL BLVD. WEST, Lethbridge, AB., Pastor Al Litchfield, officiating.

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MONA GAYLE (LUCIANI) MILLWARD, beloved wife of the late Ronald Millward, passed away March 4, 2019.

Mona was born on April 7, 1947 in Lethbridge, AB to Helen & Ernest Luciani and a very special sister Marlene. Mona was raised and educated in Lethbridge. When she was a young teen she met Ronnie Millward and they were married on November 27, 1965. Mona & Ron moved to Fort Macleod, then Lethbridge, before settling in Coaldale in 1969 to raise their family.

Mona’s happiest memories were those spent with family and friends; everyone knew that the door was always open and coffee pot on with cookies or pastries to share. She was always ready for a camping trip, looking forward to family stories and good times.

Mona is survived by her children; Rhonda (Vern) Coatney, Raeleen (Rob) Sonnenberg, Russell (Monika) Millward and Rochelle Millward. Grandchildren; Joe (Heather), Joshua (Jolene), Matthew (Rachel) & Laura Sonnenberg, Daniel Coatney, Alicia & Deanna Millward. Great-grandchildren; Edith, Jeremiah, Reuben, Greta & Drummond Sonnenberg. Life time friend Heather Johnson, sister-in-law Martha Millward and brother-in- law Don (Irene) Millward. She will be lovingly remembered by many of the Sweda and Luciani cousins, and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Mona was predeceased by her loving husband Ronnie, granddaughter Melissa Sonnenberg, parents Helen & Ernie Luciani, sister Marlene, and brother-in-laws Fred Sandercock & Trevor Millward.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to CRH Foundation, http://www.crhfoundation.ca or Lupus Canada, http://www.lupuscanada.org.

The Prayer Service is on Friday March 8, 2019 at 6:30 pm at SALMON & SONS FUNERAL HOME (433 Stubb Ross Road S. Lethbridge). The Funeral Mass is Saturday, March 9 at 10:00 am at St. Ambrose Parish (1531, 23 Ave Coaldale), interment to follow at Coaldale Cemetery.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca


EVA ALBERTA O’DONNELL, beloved wife of the late Elmer O’Donnell, passed away peacefully at the Fairmont Extendicare on Monday, March 4, 2019 at the age of 100 years.

Eva is the loving grandmother of Lynnette (Ed) Kalegaric of Lethbridge, Melanie (John) Beattie of Uxbridge, ON, Adena (Keith) Heppler of Warner and Martin (Roberta) O’Donnell of Warner. She is also lovingly remembered by her great- grandchildren: Jennifer (Clinton) and Anthony (Amanda) Kalegaric, Stefanie (Jon), Matt (Roxanne) and Samantha (Keith) Beattie, and Dylan, Holden and Zach Heppler, as well as one great-great-grandchild, Owen Kalegaric.

She was predeceased by her husband, Elmer (1992), her grandson, Gary (1996), her son-in-law, Russell (2000), her son, Earl (2003), her daughter-in-law, Vicki (2011) and her daughter, Evelyn (2017).

Eva was born Thursday, August 15, 1918 on a farm east of Warner to Harry & Dena Petersen. She loved growing up on a farm; in her words, “farming life was the best life.” As she grew older, she loved playing cards and spending time with her family. She taught herself to play piano and accordion, and she was an avid curler. She was also a life member of Royal Purple.

Similarly to many other centenarians, Eva’s secret to making it to 100 years old was simple – chocolate and beer.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, March 8, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. with Deacon Frank Peta officiating.

She will be laid to rest in Archmount Cemetery.

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


DOREEN “NAN” PAUL (nee Stevens) was born in Cardiff, Wales on July 26, 1925 and passed away surrounded by her family on March 4, 2019 in Cardston, Alberta. She was 93 years old.Nan is survived by her children; Gwyn Paul of Port Elgin, Ontario; Jean (Jeff) VandenHoek of Cardston, Alberta; Robert Paul of Kingston, Ontario; James (Shelley) Paul of Baden, Switzerland; and, Honorary Daughter Mary-Margaret (John) Miller of Dorset, England. She is also survived by her Grandchildren Ian (Kerri) Paul; Jason (Kurt Schlachter), Justin (Stephanie) and Jordan (Tammy) VandenHoek; Veryan (Ben) Burrows; and, Megan (Mike Lessard) and Rebecca (Aaron Cameron) Paul as well as 14 great grandchildren and 1 great, great grandchild. Nan was preceded by Grandson Robin Paul (Samantha), Sister Edna Griffiths; Brothers Victor and Jim Stevens; and, Parents Robert (Bob) and Florence (Flo) Stevens. Nan grew up on 61 Angus Street, Roath Park, Cardiff Wales during the height of World War II. During the war she served as a “Land Rover Girl” working on farms while the men were away. She also supported the war effort as a nurse and a parachute packer. She married in 1947 and Gwyn, Jean, Robert and James were born. In 1967 she immigrated to Canada settling in the Caledon, Ontario area. With her family she operated “Erin’s Fish and Chips” for many years until relocating to Cheltenham, Ontario. Nan loved life in Cheltenham and served as Post Mistress for Canada Post and kept an eye on the goings on of the Village from her front porch. She had the opportunity to travel extensively including many trips back to England and Wales, to Alberta to visit her daughter and to visit her son Gwyn in Zambia. She lived for a short time in Port Elgin, Ontario, buying a house boat (much to her children’s chagrin – she couldn’t even swim!) then in Acton, Ontario with James and Shelley, where she lived a life of leisure, poolside in her “bathing costume”. She then set off on a new adventure – moving to Alberta to live with Jean and Jeff. She quickly adapted to life on the Bar K2 Ranch, supervising the cowboys from the living room window, often feeling compelled to provide her input on what she thought they should be doing and how quickly she thought they should be doing it. Nan was always the life of the party! There was nothing she liked better than to be surrounded by her friends and family – she considered everyone she met to be a part of her family, insisting they call her Nan, even though her son in-law preferred to call her the “Old Dragon”. Her grandchildren learned early on how to properly mix a rye and water, being careful not to “drown it”, and they all knew to jump to attention if she was shaking an empty glass in their direction. Nan’s family would like to thank the staff at Lee Crest Assisted Living, especially those on the 2nd floor who treated her so well; Barb Nish for making sure Nan always looked her best; and, Dr. Taylor and the staff of the Cardston Clinic and Cardston Health Centre for their exceptional care. At Nan’s request there will be no formal service. A private celebration of life will held this summer. Nan would like nothing more than for you to raise a glass in her name, preferably a good rye, but please don’t drown it!

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


RUTH (BENNETT) POTTS, beloved wife of the late James Potts, Jr., passed away in Taber, AB on March 2, 2019 at the age of 90 years.

Ruth is predeceased by her husband, James Potts Jr., her parents Mary Walker and William Alvin Bennett; five brothers Clifford (Edna) Bennett, William (Patricia) Bennett, Dennis (Vera) Bennett, Jim (Dolores) Bennett, Ray (Dorothy) Bennett, and one sister Lila (Reuben) Huber. She is survived by numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews who will miss her dearly.

The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Taber Alberta Stake Center, (4709 50 Ave) Taber, on Monday, March 11th, 2019 at 11:00 am.

Friends may meet the family from 10:00 am to 10:45 am prior to the service. Interment to follow in the Taber Memorial Gardens.

The family would like to express their appreciation to the management and staff of the Linden View Nursing Home in Taber for their care and support.

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


God called David home because he needed him to fix something.

DAVID WAYNE VAN LUYK, of Lethbridge, passed away suddenly in a tragic accident on Friday, March 1, 2019 at the age of 51 years.

He is survived by his beloved parents, Jacob & Maria Van Luyk; his sisters, Cheryl Van Luyk and Anita (Tony) Van Ee; his niece and nephews, Tony Jr., Eric and Kristie Van Ee, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

He was predeceased by his grandparents, Tekla & John Melnyk and Jean & Peter Van Luyk.

David was a quiet, gentle and hardworking soul who was always riding his bike in the coulees or golfing in the greens. He was a man of many talents who loved to help everyone. He will be immensely missed by everyone who loved him.

A Celebration of David’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Monday, March 11, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Glenda Wert officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Lethbridge & District Humane Society, 2920 – 16 Avenue North, Lethbridge, AB T1H 5E9.

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


WADE EVERETT WEASEL HEAD, 46, passed away in Cardston, AB on March 2, 2019.

A Family Service will be at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Friday, March 8th at 4:00 p.m. followed by the Wake Service at the White Calf Hall, Standoff from 6:00 – 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve on Saturday, March 9th, at 11:00 a.m.

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

Karen Willoughby (Sterling)

1947- 2019

Mrs. Karen Lee Willoughby (Sterling), beloved wife of Mr. Lee Willoughby of Lethbridge passed away on Monday, March 4, 2019 at St. Michaels Health Centre at the age of 71 years. Karen was born in Melita Manitoba, on September 20, 1947 to Jean and Pat Sterling. She completed school in Melita and moved to Winnipeg then Calgary where she took a key punch operator course. Bored… she joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1967 as a Navy Radio Operator and was posted to Mill Cove N.S. Karen realized the limits of being a Naval Radio Operator and changed trades to Teletype Operator. Eager to see something other than a teletype machine she requested and was accepted as a flight attendant with the Canadian Forces. She spent 4 years flying everybody, from the Prime Minister to the Queen of England, literally! After returning from flying, bored again she volunteered for a UN posting in Egypt and was one of the first females to be accepted. Upon returning she moved around and then got bored and volunteered to be the Senior Flight attendant and was again off flying. After returning she was eventually posted to Penhold where she met Lee. Lee was eventually posted to Colorado Springs and her to Goose Bay Labrador. They decided this wasn’t working too well, and Karen took her release to join Lee in Colorado, soaking in the hot tub, cutting grass, and chasing squirrels for the last two years there. After Colorado they were posted to Vancouver and eventually Ottawa where they decided to call it quits and move to Lethbridge to be close to family. Karen took a part time job at Safeway to keep busy in retirement and eventually retired from that to look after her beloved black lab “Mika”. Her most memorable times she would say were definitely flying with the Royal Family and Prime Ministers and Governor Generals. She enjoyed golfing curling and playing ball in her younger days. The family cannot thank the nurses and staff at Palliative Care at St. Michaels enough, as well as Dr. Walsh and Vicky Dixon at Home Care for their devotion to Karen’s wellbeing in her time of need. Karen is survived by her husband Lee and Stepdaughter Jan (Chad) and their children, her mother Jean Sterling; sisters Patricia Downey and Ruth Zahrodney; brothers Bill (Cheryl) Sterling and Stephen (Darlene) Sterling, along with numerous nieces and nephews Karen is predeceased by her father Pat Sterling and brother Robert Sterling, brothers in law Francis Downey, and Larry Zahrodney. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 960 19 St S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 1W5. At Karen’s request there will be no Service. There will be a private Celebration of her Life in Melita Manitoba in the spring when she will be interred with her family.

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