October 31st, 2020

FRIDAY, April 12, 2019


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on April 12, 2019.

BUDD

It is with extreme sadness and broken hearts that the family of SLOANE IVY BUDD, announce her untimely passing at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at the age of two and a half years.

A Memorial Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. with Pat Siedlecki officiating.

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Nedra Dragland

1932 – 2019

Mrs. Nedra Dragland of Lethbridge, beloved conpanion of the late Mr. William Warren, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at the age of 86 years.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 7:00PM and 8:00PM, on Sunday, April 14, 2019, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South.

A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00PM, on Monday, April 15, 2019, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, with Reverend Eva Stanley officiating.

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Mary Dueck

1928 – 2019

It is with sadness, love and thankfulness to God that we say goodbye to our treasured mother, grandmother and great-grandmother Mary, who passed away April 5, 2019 at Cedar Creek Adaptacare at the age of 90 years. Mary is survived by her children Doug (Erna) Dueck, Brenda (Tom) Metcalfe, Del (Betty) Dueck, Bonnie (Arnie Bartel) Dueck; grandchildren Jenn (Irv) Dick, Jo (Derrick) Laychuk, Travis (Melissa) Dueck, Jamie (Cam) French, Rob Metcalfe, Lana (Jay) Morton, Cory (Melissa Collin) Dueck, Taylor Bartel, Steven (Chelsea Kane) Bartel; 11 great-grandchildren; brothers Henry Voth, Abe (Erica) Voth, Dave (Mary) Voth, Neil Voth; sisters Lora Siemens and Erna Schmidt. Mary was predeceased by her husband Peter; parents; siblings John Voth and Elsie Hubert. Born in Coaldale, Mary grew up on the Voth family farm until she married and successfully built several farms with her husband Peter, and their children, in the Coaldale area. She and Peter retired to Lethbridge, in the early 90’s. This was the fourth house and yard that Mom lovingly decorated and tendered with her special touch to be yet another home, but this time for her growing family of grandchildren. She is remembered for her intense love and protection of her children, her talents in gardening, sewing and cooking, and her steadfast work in the fields alongside Peter in the early farming years. She is respected and honored for her never-ending patience, gentleness, and faith, always demonstrated through her daily actions in a totally non-judgmental way. We are so grateful for her proud and positive relationship with each and every grandchild and were fortunate to see that love and those big smiles extended to her great-grandchildren. Finally, in summary, Mom: a gentle spirit, a kind and considerate individual, and an inspiring role model. We are very grateful to the kind and gentle care provided by the staff at Cedar Creek Adaptacare. A Private Family Graveside will be held in the Coaldale Cemetery. A Public Celebration of Mary and Peters Lives will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at the COAST LETHBRIDGE HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTRE, 526 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

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GRUDNISKI

LEO GRUDNISKI passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at the age of 93 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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HEALY

ERNESTINE GOODRIDER HEALY RODGERS passed away in Lethbridge on April 6th, 2019 at the age of 52 years. A Wake Service will be held at the Streets Alive Mission, Lethbridge on Monday, April 15th from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. continuing at the White Calf Hall, Stand Off from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be at the White Calf Hall on Tuesday, April 16th at 11:00 a.m.

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


Trudy MacDonald

1922 – 2019

Mrs. Trudy MacDonald of Lethbridge passed away at Edith Cavell Care Centre, on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at the age of 96 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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Edna Mae Metzger

(nee Rockenbach)

August 8, 1917 – April 8, 2019

Edna Metzger passed away peacefully on Monday, April 8, 2019 at the age of 101 years. She was predeceased by her husband Glen and her son Gregg as well as by her sisters Ethel, Lois, Beverley and Dorothy, and her brother Charles. Edna is survived by her daughter Carol Anderson and her son Roger (Ruth), as well as by 11 grandchildren, 15 great- grandchildren and 2 great great-grandchildren. Edna was raised in the Wrentham and Warner area. She married Glen on April 8, 1942 and together they farmed for many years on the family farm near Stirling. In 1973 they moved to Lethbridge. Glen passed away in 2009 and in 2015 Edna moved to Golden Acres Lodge. The family would like to thank the lodge staff for the kind care they provided for their loved one. A Come and Go Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00PM, on Monday, April 15, 2019, at COUNTRY KITCHEN CATERING, 1715 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB T1K 2R7.

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Lila Parsonage

1922 – 2019

Lila Beryl Parsonage, beloved wife of the late Roger Parsonage, passed away at Legacy Lodge in Lethbridge on April 6, 2019 just after her 97th Birthday. Lila was born on March 17th, 1922 on the family farm at Glenboro, Manitoba to parents Frank and Edith Farough. She married Roger on June 4, 1947 in Brandon, Manitoba where they raised their three children. In 1980, after Roger’s retirement, they moved to Lethbridge, Alberta to be near their family. In 2013 they sold their home and moved into Blue Sky Lodge. That fall Roger passed away and Lila moved into Legacy Lodge, living there until her passing. She is survived by her children: Shirley Stafford of Lethbridge, Roy (Mildred) Parsonage of Vernon, B.C. and Darlene (Carter) Willness of Robson, B.C., 9 Grandchildren, 20 Great- grandchildren, her brother Lynn Farough of Souris, Manitoba, and numerous nieces and nephews. Lila was predeceased by her husband of 66 years, Roger, her son-in-law Dalton Stafford in 2018, her parents, 2 sisters and 4 brothers. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 7:30PM and 8:30PM, on Friday, April 12, 2019, at MARTIN BROTHERS WATERTON SUITE, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00PM, on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. A Graveside will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

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ROLFSON

MARGARET ROLFSON, beloved wife of the late Varold Rolfson of Magrath passed away on March 31, 2019 at the age of 97 years. She is the loving mother of Elaine (Wallace) Mitchell, David (Ruth) Rolfson, Arilla (John) Stratton, Richard (Nonavi) Rolfson, Sally (Kent) Smith and Chris (Juanita) Rolfson. She is also survived by 36 grandchildren, 72 great grandchildren, 12 great great grandchildren, her sister Julia Rolfson and a sister-in-law Marion Bennett. She was predeceased by her husband Varold ‘Sandy’ Rolfson, her sisters Eunice and Alice and her brothers Austin and Lynn. Friends may meet with the family on Friday, April 12, 2019 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, MAGRATH STAKE CENTRE, (21 E. 1st S.) or prior to the service on Saturday from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. The Funeral Service will be held at the Magrath Stake Centre on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with Bishop Mark Tollestrup officiating. Interment will follow in the Magrath Pioneer Cemetery.

To send condolences, please visit http://www.generationsfh.ca


SMELTZER

RICHARD LEONARD SMELTZER, beloved husband of Sherry Smeltzer (nee Witwicki), of Lethbridge and formerly of Calgary, passed away peacefully at home with family by his side on Monday, March 4, 2019 at the age of 58 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, April 12, 2019 at 11:00 A.M.

Following the Funeral Service, Richard will be laid to rest in Mountain View Cemetery.

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TJORNELUND

ARDITH LOREEN COOPER TJORNELUND – nee ALDRIDGE of Cardston passed away in the early hours of Sunday, April 7, 2019, after a brief struggle with failing health, just a few weeks short of her 87th birthday. She is predeceased by her loving husband David Thomas Cooper in 1975 and Otto Beck Tjornelund in 2008; also her ‘big’ brother Bill Aldridge, her sister Olive (“Auntie Crooks”) Godfrey, and her ‘baby’ brother Frank Aldridge. Left to mourn and celebrate her life is her sister Carolyn Cahoon, her twin brother Arden Aldridge, his partner Sharon Cook and her sister-in-law Madeleine Aldridge. Her legacy of loving service and dedication continues with the survival of her children – Pauline Cooper of Lethbridge, Ross (Jocelyn) Cooper of Kamloops, Diane (George) Prouse of Airdrie, Donna (Gord) Kirwan of Medicine Hat and Steve (Kirsten Cleland) deWinter of Magrath. As an ongoing part of her legacy, she is also survived by nine grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren.

Ardith was born in Cardston, Alberta on May 21st, 1932 and grew up on the family farm in Jefferson. Life on the farm was an anchor to her identity and her deep family bonds and roots became a source of pride. When she was 18 she married David and moved to various places where he taught school. Peace River Country was the first of many adventures which included Spring Coulee, Del Bonita and even to the dark continent of Africa. Home again to southern Alberta and Del Bonita, eventually moving to Cardston in 1969.

The following years brought change with David’s passing in 1975, her subsequent marriage to Otto in 1977 and yet the years of service and community work continued. She was an active member of the St Andrew’s United Church congregation and a leader and strong supporter of the United Church Women group.

Even as she got older, it didn’t seem to slow her down much – involved with organizations that she believed made a difference, like the Terry Fox Runs, Alzheimer Walks, the Hospital Auxiliary and so many others.

She joined Lions Clubs International and that seemed to be tailor made for her (not exclusively to be sure, because she still continued to her service to the community and people of Cardston and area), But being a Lion – one of the first women to BE a Lion, opened other worlds of opportunity for her. And she embraced the challenge! She was elected as the first female District Governor in what was then District 37-D (southwest Alberta and western Montana and continued to demonstrate her leadership when she was selected to be the Council Chairperson of Alberta, Montana, NE British Columbia and Northwest Territories. Her passion for Lions wasn’t always appreciated by some, but Ardith didn’t do anything in half measures! Programs in Lions that were most dear to her was the Dog Guide program and the Lions Quest program that was instituted in schools to give young children the tools to cope with life.

Ardith has received many recognitions and awards for her significant contributions and excellent service but she didn’t flaunt or advertise them, and so we don’t know all that she received. We do know that she was Cardston Citizen of the Year, she was recognized by the Alberta Government in Alberta’s Centennial and in Lions, her service was also recognized with various awards and fellowships, including being a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow.

Ardith had a determined strength that valued action and love over praise and titles. She had a loving heart, willing to assist anyone who needed a soft place to fall when life got hard. She was a beautiful woman who supported others with a dignified and graceful spirit. Ardith enriched, inspired and touched the lives of so many people – many people never really knew the hand that reached out to them, made a sandwich at school, stayed late to clean kitchen, or even made coffee in the morning. It was just there. Her legacy of service and compassion will live on in our hearts forever. May God bless and keep you Mom, until we meet again. We love you.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 13th, 2019 at 11:00 a.m., at the Cardston Alberta West Stake Center (846 1st Ave W – Waterton Highway). In lieu of Flowers, donations may be made to the Charity of choice.

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

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