October 20th, 2020

WEDNESDAY, April 3, 2019


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on April 3, 2019.

BUTLER

It is with broken hearts we announce the peaceful passing of THOMAS C. BUTLER, of Coutts, with his loving devoted wife by his side at Chinook Regional Hospital, Lethbridge, on Sunday, March 31, 2019 at the age of 74 years.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 52 years, Carlyn Ann (McLaggan); son Sean (Shelly) and daughters Lisa (Robert) and Annie (Bryan); and his adored grandchildren: Nash, Preston, Jett, Teagan and Scarlett (Sean & Shelly); Jake, Siranda and Olivia (Lisa & Robert); Jenna, Kohl, and Nickolas (Bryan); his immediate family, Mary Butler, Susan and Jack Butler and Michael Butler; as well as sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Charlie & Cecilia Butler.

Tom was born March 28, 1945 in Newcastle NB, his greatest love and devotion was to his cherished family and especially his grandchildren. As a young lad, Tom liked to play hockey and help out on the family farm. He moved to Toronto as a young man but returned to the Miramichi to win the heart of Carlie McLaggan in a poker game. The pair moved out west, tying the knot in New Westminster BC. They moved around Alberta a lot before finally settling in the Village of Coutts with their three children.

Tom will forever be remembered as an active member of his community he loved, the Village of Coutts and would go on to build many of the houses and businesses in town. He was proud of the many parks and improvements he made to the Village (Spray Park, Water Project, Border gate/walkway, Beautification Project). As Mayor of Coutts (2008-2019), he took pride in his community and was proud to serve its citizens. One of his proudest accomplishments was his contribution to the Prairie Rose Lodge.

Tom worked as a contractor and long haul truck driver, his true passions were politics and golf, he enjoyed volunteering for the PC Party of Alberta serving as President of the Taber-Warner PC Party Constituency for two terms.

Tom’s family is grateful to the Coutts Fire and Rescue and the staff of the Chinook Regional Hospital for their care and compassion. A special thank you to Dr. Krog and the medical staff at the Milk River Heath Centre.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS, Hwy 4 – 345 – 3 St. W, Coutts, AB, on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 from 3:00 P.M to 5:00 P.M., with Reverend Marion Martin officiating. Luncheon to follow at the Coutts Civic Centre.

In memory of Thomas, donations may be made to the Coutts Fire and Rescue, Box 277, Coutts, AB, T0K 0N0.

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


Dorothy Coolidge

1926 – 2019

Mrs. Dorothy Coolidge of Lethbridge passed away on Sunday, March 31, 2019 at the age of 92 years. Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.


DANNATT

ROBERT DANNATT, of Warner, beloved husband of Joan Dannatt, passed away suddenly in Glenwood on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at the age of 63 years.

Robert is survived by his loving children, Kyle (Natalie) Dannatt and Lacey Dannatt, as well as his grandchildren, Xavier and Abbygale Dannatt, all of Strathmore. He is also survived by his three sisters, Judy Latosky (Sid), Marlys (Bob) Fyvie and Sharon (Dave) Crabb; his stepbrother, Don Johnston (Darlene); his stepsister, Judi Johnston; his stepmother, Doreene Dannatt and other extended family.

He was predeceased by his parents, Russ and Rose Dannatt, as well as some of his extended family.

Rob was raised in Warner until he moved to Olds to attend college in 1974, where he also met Joan. After school, Rob worked for a rancher in Claresholm. Joan and Rob were married on March 27, 1976 and moved just east of Coutts to work on a ranch.

Over the next 40 years, Rob worked many jobs – from the oil patch to farming – which took him and Joan all across Alberta. In 1997, they moved back to Warner where they resided until his passing.

In his younger days, Rob enjoyed curling, participated in 4H and played in a band, which took him to several dances in southern Alberta. He was also an avid bull rider and team roper. Rob loved to be around people and had the gift of gab. He loved camping at Whisper Valley with his family and friends. His kind nature, fun personality and bright sense of humour will be sorely missed but forever treasured.

A Celebration of Rob’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 1:00 P.M.

In lieu of flowers and in memory of Rob, donations may be made to STARS, http://www.stars.ca/ways-to-donate/ab.

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


FOLK

DAWN MARIE FOLK, beloved wife of Shawn Folk of Lethbridge, passed away at home on Monday, April 1, 2019 at the age of 51 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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


Nancy Ginther
1936 – 2019

Nancy Eleanor Ginther, beloved wife of Len Ginther, passed away in Lethbridge on Sunday, March 31, 2019 at the age of 82 years.
The Funeral Service will be held at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. 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.


Grace (Grietje) Holtrop

1932 – 2019

Mrs. Grace Holtrop of Coaldale, beloved wife of the late Mr. Bob Holtrop, passed away at Sunny South Lodge on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at the age of 86 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.


MECKELBORG

HAL MECKELBORG, beloved husband of Judy Meckelborg, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, April 1, 2019 at the age of 77 years.

Relatives and Friends are invited to Prayer Services at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Friday, April 5, 2019 at 7:30 P.M. with Deacon Cliff Bogdan officiating.

A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405-12th Avenue South, Lethbridge on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. with Father Albert Sayson Celebrant.

Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Jack Ady Cancer Society, c/o Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation, 960 – 19 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 1W5.

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


SCHMIEGELT

ANNELIESE SCHMIEGELT, of Coaldale, beloved wife of the late Herbert Schmiegelt, passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at the age of 96 years.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at the COALDALE MENNONITE CHURCH, 2316 – 17 Street, Coaldale, AB on Monday, April 8, 2019 at 2:30 P.M.

In memory of Anneliese, donations may be made to the Mennonite Central Committee: #210, 2946 – 32 Street N.E., Calgary, AB T1Y 6J7.

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


SOUP

CLOTILDA SOUP nee MANY FINGERS, 80, passed away in Cardston on March 30, 2019.

A Family Service will be held at Legacy Funeral Home on Monday, April 8th from 5:00-6:00 p.m. followed by the Wake Service at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve on Tuesday, April 9th at 11:00 a.m.

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

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