January 22nd, 2021

SATURDAY, March 23, 2019

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on March 23, 2019.


EILEEN BRENDA CASHMORE, passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit, on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, with her children by her side.

She is survived by her children Sarah (Jeff Goldie) Cashmore of Edmonton and Simon (Germaine) Cashmore of Calgary. She has six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Eileen was predeceased by her husband, Philip.

Eileen was born in Burton upon Trent, England on October 16, 1932. After a bout of tuberculosis which saw her hospitalized for 18 months, she became a nurse. It was while nursing she met her future husband Philip, an orthopaedic surgeon.

They emigrated to Canada in 1965 and spent four years in Hamiota, Manitoba. In 1969 they moved to Lethbridge where they lived the rest of their lives.

Eileen was very active in Lethbridge community theatre and worked on a great number of shows with Lethbridge Playgoers, Lethbridge Musical Theatre, Centre Stage, and the Lethbridge Symphony.

In addition to theatre, Eileen enjoyed fencing, and worked on several political campaigns at the federal, provincial, & municipal levels.

A Celebration of Eileen’s Life will be held at the GALT MUSEUM & ARCHIVES, 502 – 1 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 5:30 P.M. to 9:30 PM.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the Alberta Birds of Prey Foundation in Coaldale. Eileen loved to visit and see the birds and was a long-time supporter of the centre. Donations can be made to 2124 – 16 Avenue, Coaldale, AB, T1M 1J8 or online at http://www.burrowingowl.com/support/donate.php and a donation basket will be available at the celebration of life.

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

Helen Conner
1925 – 2019
Helen Mamie Conner, passed away in Taber on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at the age of 93 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Monday, March 25, 2019 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M
The Funeral Service will be held at the Bethel Evangelical Free Church, 504 – 3 Avenue, Vauxhall on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. Burial to follow at the Vauxhall Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

HALL, James Brent

July 20, 1945 – March 19, 2019

James Brent Hall, beloved husband of Kathy Hall, passed away peacefully in Claresholm on Tuesday, March 19th, 2019 at the age of 73 years, surrounded by family.

Besides his loving wife Kathy, Brent is survived by their children Kiima (Rich) Cree of Calgary, Ryan (Terra) Hall of Lethbridge, Todd (Dusty) Hall of Jacksonville, Florida, Kyle (Annie) Hall of Calgary, Karli (Daniel) Atkinson of Chestermere, Brooke (Josh) Sabey of Claresholm and by twenty-six grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Joan Greep and brothers Tom (Pat) Hall and Don (Sheila) Hall and their families. He was predeceased by his parents Vern and Gladys Hall and brother Roy Hall.

Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at the church on Sunday, March 24 from 5:00-6:00 PM and prior to the funeral service on Monday March 25, between 10:00 and 10:40 AM.

A Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4924-3rd Street East, Claresholm on Monday, March 25th, 2019 at 11:00 AM.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to the Kidney Foundation of Canada – Southern Alberta Branch Office (6007 1a St SW, Calgary, AB T2H 0G5) or http://www.kidney.ca or the Alberta Diabetes Foundation (8602 112 Street, Edmonton, AB T6G 2E1) or http://www.albertadia betesfoundation.com.

Arrangements entrusted to Willow Creek Funeral Home, Claresholm. Tel: 403-625-3212.

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ETHEL “ALENE” HOFFARTH, beloved wife of Fred Hoffarth of almost 69 years, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at the age of 87 years.

Besides her loving husband, Alene is survived by eight children: Colleen Gerla (Jim) of Lethbridge, Greg (Judy) of Picture Butte, Fred (Brenda) of Diamond City, Monty of Fort Macleod, Raymond (Ginny) of Lethbridge, Amelia Danielson (Kelly) of Lethbridge, Colette Brayley (Jamie) of Calgary and Annette of Lethbridge; 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her daughter-in-law Sandra, half siblings and numerous nieces and nephews.

Alene was predeceased by sons Michael (1955) and Richard (2017) and her brothers and sister.

A Memorial Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Monday, March 25, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. with Deacon Ray Wagner officiating.

Alene will be laid to rest in Mountain View Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

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Lisa Husband

1986 – 2019

Lisa Husband (Davis), beloved wife of Benji Husband, born on October 23, 1986 in Lethbridge, Alberta, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, March 18, 2019 at the age of 32.

Lisa grew up in Lundbreck, Alberta, and attended Livingstone School from K-12. She was a Blogger and Social Media Influencer who had a passion for art, photography and music. She loved to do draw, knit, colour and craft… especially with young kids, and spent every opportunity she could with her friends’ children and her own nieces and nephews.

Lisa married Benji of Dauphin, Manitoba on July 9, 2011 at Gyro Park in Lethbridge. Together they shared their fur babies – Lexi and Aspen. They made memories travelling to many places in North and Central America while sharing a special bond through organ donation with Lisa receiving a liver from Benji in 2015.

Lisa is survived by her husband, Benji Husband; parents, Robert Davis of Cowley, AB, and Dawn Davis of Lethbridge, AB; brothers Wade Davis, Jamie Davis, Robby Davis; sisters Jenny Douglas, Joni Davis, Patty Davis; grandfather Nels Ladouceur, and too many in-laws, nieces, nephews and other family and friends to mention.

Lisa was Predeceased by her brother Ronny Davis; Grandmothers Louise Carson and Rhea Milligan; and Grandfather Ted Milligan.

Family and Friends are invited to pay their respects between 2:00pm and 4:00pm on Sunday, March 24, 2019 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

A Celebration of Lisa’s Life will be held at 1:00pm on Monday, March 25, 2019 at SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH, 1011 – 4 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Pastor Mark Dyck, officiating.

Flowers are gratefully accepted, and for those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Transplant Association, P.O Box 74, Tavistock, Ontario, N0B, 2R0., https://www.canadiantrans plant.com/article/memorial-donation-1154.asp

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With saddened hearts we would like to announce the passing of one very great lady. Bernice Luella Murphy (Pratt) of Granum AB. Born in Arborfield SK. September 24, 1941 passed away peacefully March 10, 2019 surrounded by family in the Claresholm General Hospital. Bernice, or Bunny as she preferred to be called, had lived a life that had taken her to places all over western Canada ; from places like the Thompson MB. nickel mine to golf and country clubs from Winnipeg MB. to Victoria BC. Through that time she became a professional chef/ baker and had worked in many high end facilities, the St James Golf and Country Club for one in Winnipeg MB. She retired from a long time career as a baker at the Cranbrook BC. Safeway. There she was regarded as one of the best cake decorators in the area and was asked often to privately bake and decorate unique one of a kind cakes. She took on these challenges head on and always came out on top. (She is the original cake boss in our minds). Full of fun and laughter she loved to be with family especially her grandchildren. Bunny with her husband Al (Papa) loved to go camping and having their grandchildren with them whenever they could. She would always go head and shoulders above to put on a family dinner and did so very often, laughter was always the first thing on the menu. Being surrounded by family is truly what she loved the most. She had the heart of a saint and would not pass by anyone who was in need. She was strong and had fire yet she always had a sense of humor, when asked how she felt she would always say “with my finger and my thumb”. She believed that you always had to keep a sense of humor in your pocket because you never knew when you would need it.

Bunny is survived by her daughter Sherry Odnokon of Calgary Alberta, Son Kyle (Cindy) Murphy/Quaife of Lethbridge Alberta and Son Shawn (Debra) Odnokon of Cranbrook British Columbia. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Brother and Sister in law Darrell (Shirley) Murphy, Trudy (Paul) Ollivier along with numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Bunny is predeceased by her Father Clarence (Pratt), Mom Sylvia (Niwranski), Son Lonnie (Odnokon) and her husband Allan( Murphy). There will be no funeral sevices for her at her request. A celebration of life will be done at a future date where her ashes will be laid where she has asked them to be. For details you can contact Shawn, Kyle or Sherry. Mom when you get to where you are going keep bitchin and kickin we will all be along eventually and look forward to seeing you again.

The family would also like to thank the nurses, volunteers and Dr. Smith at the Claresholm General Hospital for their amazing care of our mom. (I am sorry to say you will have to buy your own pizza now. We hope you enjoyed them as much as mom enjoyed buying them for you. It brought her so much joy to do that). We would also like to thank two very special ladies. Aunt Shirley, who was by Mom’s side from the beginning. Taking her to appointments, picking up anything Mom needed, visiting her at her home in Granum and visiting her in the hospital every day. Also Aunt Nancy who spent 23 days in the hospital with mom 24/7 not one complaint always smiling and helping the staff tend to Mom’s care. She made Mom’s last days bearable by being there when we could not. Mom loved you two very much and appreciated everything you both had done for her. For you two ladies this family cannot thank you enough. Both of you are true inspirations of what it means to have family.

So from the bottom of our hearts

Thank you.

Shawn Odnokon, Kyle Murphy, Sherry Odnokon and family


MADISON NICOLE PEMBERTON, beloved daughter of Max Pemberton and Breanne Kowal, was called into the arms of Angels, shortly after her birth, on Thursday, March 21, 2019.

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Klaas Vanden Beld beloved husband of Alie Vanden Beld, father to Anke, Klaas Jr. and Ingrid, passed away peacefully on March 20, 2019 at the age of 81 years.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, March 30, 2019, at the Trinity United Church, 220-20th Street, Fort Macleod.

Donations made in Klaas’s name to the Canadian Cancer Society (200- 325 Manning Rd. N.E. Calgary, AB T2E 9Z9) will be gratefully acknowledged as expressions of sympathy. Condolences can be sent to condolences@edensfuneralhome.com

W.H. (Bill) BEEBER


W.H. (Bill) Beeber, 87, of Calgary died unexpectedly Friday, March 8 in Strathmore hospital after a brief illness.

He is survived by sons Allan (Liz) of Lethbridge, Grant (Theresa) of Wainwright, grandchildren Dylan, Jennifer and Stephen, several great-grandchildren and his best friends Mel and Hilda Ray of Strathmore. He was predeceased by second wife Josephine in 2018.

Bill was born Jan. 26, 1932 in Bassano, Alberta to Harry, the CPR station manager, and Molly, a nurse. He was the only son and youngest of five children, three of whom Molly raised as her own after the death of Harry’s first wife Amy Newell in 1921.

Bill started work with Transalta Utilities, then known as Calgary Power, in the early 1950s, working in various commmunities including Pincher Creek, Warner, Westlock, Cardston, Raymond (where he was district manager), Lethbridge and Calgary before retiring at the Westaskiwin meter shop in the late 1980s.

Bill was an avid woodworker who crafted his own versions of the Norwegian violin and a talented musician who especially enjoyed playing banjo. Shortly before his passing, Bill had started taking Spanish lessons and was planning to buy a new inflatable boat so he could continue pursuing his other passion of fishing.

After Joey died, Bill fulfilled a bucket list dream last August of fishing for walleye on Rainy Lake, Ontario where Allan started his newspaper career. Until the end, he gleefully told stories, even to hospital staff, of accidentally bear-spraying himself in their cabin.

At his request, there will be no service.


It is with deep sadness that the family announces the passing of Sharon on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 in Calgary, Alberta.

Sharon is survived by her soulmate Derek, loving daughter Jessica Carson, four grandchildren Ava, Jayden, Charlee, Scarlett. She is also survived by her mother Norma Firth, siblings Shirley (Mike) Miechkota, Diane (Cam) Feist, Joanne (Victor) Gyorffy, Ron (Brenda) Firth, Brian (Karen) Firth, Billy (Sue) Firth, Dwayne (Georgina) Firth. Numerous nieces and nephews.

Forever in Our Hearts

Funeral Services will take place on Thursday, March 28th at 2:00 p.m. at Parkland Funeral Home in Red Deer, Alberta.

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