January 18th, 2021

SATURDAY, April 13, 2019

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on April 13, 2019.


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 companion of the late Mr. William Warren, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at the age of 86 years. Nedra was born in Cardston Alberta on July 2, 1932 and moved to Lethbridge at the age of 13, where she completed her education and went to hair dressing school, graduated and worked as a hairdresser for 3 year. In 1951 she married Ted Dragland and moved to Conquerville, Alberta where they farmed for 3 years. They left the farm and came to Lethbridge where they started raising their family. Nedra was employed at Microtel for 24 years. Ted unfortunately passed away in 1968, at the young age of 41. Later she met her beloved companion Bill Warren and they created their extended family with Bill’s 2 sons Bruce and Dave, and daughter Lorraine. Nedra is survived by her beloved sons, Richard (Sue), Kevin (Linda); her lovely daughter Marilyn (Stan); step children Dave (Gina), Lorraine (Rick) and Bruce; sisters Evelyn and Linda; brother Robert (Kay); sisters in law Mary, Rosemary, and Patsy; 7 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews, and her “little buddy” Kathryn. Nedra was predeceased by her first husband Theodore “Ted” Dragland; parents Mabel and Oscar Sallenbach; brothers, Ken, Ron, Allen, Wes and daughter Carolyn. Nedra’s deepest possessions were her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. 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. Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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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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Franki Yanick (nee Filuk)

After a short but difficult battle with cancer, Franki Yanick (nee Filuk) passed away peacefully on April 10, 2019 at her home in Comox, British Columbia. Franki was born in Swan River, Manitoba on June 15, 1938. She was part of a family of 15 siblings and is survived by her brothers Tim Filuk (Mesa, Arizona), Wally Filuk (Calgary), Harve Filuk (San Diego, California) and her sisters Olga Elenko (Fairmont), Jennie Oleksy (Lethbridge), Ruth Narusis (Nanoose Bay) and Anne Lietz (Victoria). After leaving the family farm, Franki became a teacher and spent her early career in Winnipeg and the surrounding area. At that time, she met the love of her life Larry (Tickety Boo) Yanick, and after a far too long courtship (in her opinion), they were married and began their life together. Franki and Larry moved from Manitoba to Lethbridge, Alberta in 1968, where Larry continued his teaching career and Franki started a new endeavour as a loving mother. She is survived by her son David Yanick and his partner Sue Finneron. as well as her daughter Jenia Blair and son-in-law Glen Blair (Prince George). Once David and Jenia were old enough, Franki began her second career as a real estate agent. Over the course of 20 plus years, she became the number one real estate agent in Lethbridge and took immense pride in helping countless numbers of families finding their perfect home. The passion of life for Franki came from her four grandchildren. Logan and Lauren Yanick (David Yanick & Dawna Merriman) and Olivia and Finnegan Blair (Jenia & Glen Blair). Her grandkids were in constant touch with her over her past days through texts and phone calls. Nothing gave her more joy than discussing golf and hockey with Logan, getting social updates from Lauren, receiving updates on school exams from Olivia and hearing jokes from Finn. They kept her spirits high and helped her through the daily challenges she faced. In 1999, Franki retired from her real estate career and she and Larry moved to Comox to help raise their grandkids. She was a regular feature at dance recitals, volleyball games, hockey and golf tournaments. She loved spending time with her grandkids and was their number one fan. Other than looking after her family, Franki had three main passions in life. The first was cooking -especially Ukrainian traditional food such as perogies, cabbage rolls and borscht. She hosted numerous family gatherings where no one went home hungry. Her Christmas baking (especially the poppycock) was also famous and enjoyed by many family and friends. Her second passion was working on traditional Ukrainian Easter Eggs designs. Over the course of 40 plus years, she became a master in this art form. She never thought about selling any of her eggs, but instead provided them as gifts to friends and family members. The third passion for Franki was golf. She loved to play, watch, and talk golf. Her “golf gang” of ladies were incredibly important to her. They shared endless laughs and she cherished her time with them. The family would like to send out special thank you’s to those who looked after Franki during her illness; Dr. Doug Anderson and the staff at the Comox Medical clinic, Dr. Willis Tien, Dr. Sunil Parimi and the VIHA palliative nurses. And a very special thank you to Dawna Merriman, Franki’s personal home-care nurse. Dawna was there for Larry and was there for Franki. Her kindness and gentle touch will not be forgotten. At mom’s request, there will be no local public service. Her ashes will be placed alongside her beloved Larry at the Mountain View Cemetery in Lethbridge, Alberta. The family gratefully declines flowers but would ask that donations be made to the charity of your choice in memory of Franki. We would also like to ask that you have a nip of scotch (and maybe a side of kale) tonight and cheer the memory of a very special wife, mother, grandmother and friend.

Arrangements entrusted to Comox Valley Funeral Home, Cremation and Reception Centre, Courtenay, BC, 250-334-0707

Margaret Langkopf
1941 – 2019
Margaret Virginia Langkopf, beloved wife of the late Reinhold Langkopf, passed away in Taber on Friday, April 12, 2019 at the age of 78 years.
Further information including service details will follow once arrangements have been finalized.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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 late Roger Parsonage, passed away at Legacy Lodge in Lethbridge on April 6,2019 just after her 97th Birthday. 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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MELVIN DALE SAUR, beloved husband of Shirley Saur of Coalhurst, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at the age of 80 years.

A Private Family Service was held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME on Friday, April 12, 2019.

In memory of Melvin, donations may be made to the Melanoma Network of Canada, Unit 110, 482 South Service Road E., Oakbille, ON, L6J 2X6 or online at https://www.melanomanetwork.ca/donatetoday/

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