October 24th, 2020

THURSDAY, April 4, 2019


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on April 4, 2019.

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.

Besides her loving husband, she is survived by her daughter Madison of Lethbridge, her son Dawson of Lethbridge, her mom Betty-Anne of Sioux Lookout, ON and her sisters Kelly (Mark) Visser of Lethbridge, Tracy LaRose of Edmonton and Lori (Gordon) Schiller of Red Deer. She is also survived by her nieces and nephews Kelly, Mackenzie, Lindsay, Brette, Brendon, Carson and Kaden.

She was predeceased by her father Dennis Allan Mathews of Taber.

Dawn was born in Lethbridge. She was raised in Redcliff, where she grew up attending Parkside School. She then attended McCoy High in Medicine Hat and graduated from Catholic Central High School after her family had moved to Lethbridge before her Grade 12 year. After high school, she attended SAIT and obtained her diploma in Dental Assisting. She then worked for Dr. Malmberg for several years. After marrying Shawn in 1991, they welcomed Madison into the world in 1996, followed by Dawson in 1999.

In October of 1999, our lives changed with the discovery of a brain tumour– hence the fearless, tireless, unselfish life of not fighting cancer, but living with cancer for 19 and a half years. The ups and the downs, the battles and the blessings came to a peaceful end with Dawn’s last wish to pass peacefully at home.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a foundation that has been created in memory of Dawn. This foundation will assist all front-line emergency services professionals in need of immediate assistance. The name of this foundation is “A New Dawn”.

Relatives and friends are invited to meet with Dawn’s family at a Prayer Service at EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH, 4717 – 24 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, April 5, 2019 at 7:00 P.M. with Father Kevin Tumback and Pastor Luke Watson officiating.

A Celebration of Dawn’s Life will be held at EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Luke Watson officiating.

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.
Nancy is survived by her husband Len; children Jody (Mary) Ginther of Taber and their children Shane (Chloe) and Brendan (Kaylin); Leni (Reed) Meachin of Coaldale and their children Caitlin (Brock) and Tamara (Joel); Todd (Rose) Ginther of Taber and their children Emily and Allyson. She is also survived by her siblings Ted (Dolly) Stokes, Eunice Seidler, Butch (Linda) Stokes, Laurie Anne (Doug) Miller; in-laws Joyce (Peter) Simard and Donna Ginther as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her infant son Terry Ginther; parents Fred and Myrtle Stokes; sister and brother-in-law Ethel (Clinton) Knight; brother-in-law Eldon Seidler; in-laws Jacob and Helen Ginther, Elmer (Marlene) Ginther, Ernie Ginther, Frank Ginther and Joyce Dittberner.
As a daughter of a school teacher, Nancy grew up during the depression in several communities in Saskatchewan and married Len Ginther in Swift Current, Saskatchewan in 1958. From there, Mom and Dad moved several more times across the three prairie provinces, settling in Taber in 1975. Throughout the next fifteen years, Len and Nancy operated L&N Automotive and she was active in the community working with the Taber Golden Suns, Taber Prairie Bowling League and in many activities and sports alongside their children. She was a bookkeeper until she retired at age sixty five, at which time she began working at her hobbies such as reading, doing crossword puzzles, knitting and most recently, painting. Nana’s family was the most important part of her life and her most enjoyable hobby was spending time with them and sharing laughs over meals with her children and grandchildren. Her door was always open to the numerous friends she made along the way. Over the past number of years, Mom struggled with her health, battling cancer, suffering a stroke and then kidney disease. She was truly a warrior and a fighter.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Nancy’s name may be made directly to the Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation (Hemodialysis Unit), 960 – 19 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 1W5.
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. Family and Friends are invited to pay their respects at 7:00pm, on Monday, April 8, 2019, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPELS, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm, on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPELS, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Pastor Brian Kuyper, officiating.

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


LAURIE

BARBARA ANNE LAURIE, of Lethbridge, passed away suddenly at home on Monday, March 25, 2019 at the age of 52 years.

A Come and Go Reception will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, April 5, 2019 from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.

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


MECKELBORG

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

Hal was born in St. Gregor, SK and grew up on the farm near Muenster, SK. After teaching school in Broadacres, SK and Camrose, AB he continued his career in Lethbridge at St. Francis Jr. High School for 29 years, where he enjoyed wonderful friendships with his colleagues. Hal cherished his family, quiet country living and travelling the world with Judy. He was a man of devout faith, quiet strength and a loving father and grandfather. Hal truly was a fine man.

Hal was predeceased by his parents Johanna and Bernard Meckelborg, his brothers Alfred, Otto, Ben, John, and Wally. He is survived by brothers Al and Ray, sister Joanne, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, and many nieces and nephews.

Besides his loving wife Judy of 52 years, Hal will be greatly missed by his daughter, Susan, and her children Robyn, Lauren and Kyle, son Douglas, son Jim (Lisa) and their children Livia and Reid.

Relatives and Friends are invited to a Prayer Service at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB 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 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. with Father Albert Sayson celebrating.

Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

A special thank you to the nurses of the Jack Ady Cancer Centre who showed such care and compassion for Hal. 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


RABBIT

MARGARET RABBIT, wife of Dale Rabbit, passed away suddenly in Calgary on March 31, 2019 at the age of 61 years.

A Wake Service will be held at the White Calf Community Hall, Stand Off on Sunday, April 7th from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve on Monday, April 8th at 11:00 a.m.

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


Angela Randa

1932 – 2019

Mrs. Angela Randa of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. William Randa, passed away at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at the age of 86 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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RED CROW

LOUIS JOHN RED CROW passed away at the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary, AB on Monday, March 25, 2019 at the age of 47 years.

A Family Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, April 5, 2019 at 5:30 P.M.

A Wake Service will be held at WHITE CALF HALL, Blood Reserve, AB on Friday, April 5, 2019 from 7:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. MARY’S IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH, Blood Reserve, AB on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Pawel Andrasz, O.M.I. celebrating.

Louis will be laid to rest in St. Catherine’s Cemetery.

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


Peter Turnbull

1925 – 2019

Mr. Peter Turnbull of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Mavis Turnbull, passed away on Monday, March 11, 2019 at the age of 93 years. Peter was born on September 1925 in Brechin, Ontario and married Marvis on May of 1955. He was one of the owners and refrigeration mechanics at Lethbridge Refrigeration. After retiring he worked at the Lethbridge Jail. Peter enjoyed his golf and curling. Peter was predeceased by his parents Ethel and William Turnbull along with his brothers and sisters. Peter is survived by his daughter Kelley (Dan) Sorer; 2 sons Russell (Jo-Anne) Turnbull and James Turnbull; his grandchildren Joshua and Lukas Sorer and Makena and Kaija Turnbull and (Jo-Anne’s children Laura Hughes, Crystal Furlong and Katie Coburn); as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00PM, on Saturday, April 6, 2019, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. A Celebration of Peter’s life will be held following the Funeral Service at 3:30PM, at the LOYAL ORDER OF MOOSE, 1401 5 Avenue North, Lethbridge, Alberta. Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the ALS Society of Alberta, 7874 10 Street NE, Calgary, AB T2E 8W1 or the MS Society of Canada, 724 13 St N, Lethbridge, AB T1H 2T1.

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