January 18th, 2021

SATURDAY, May 4, 2019

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on May 4, 2019.

Dennis Arndt

1943 – 2019

Mr. Dennis Arndt of Raymond, beloved husband of Mrs. Shirley Arndt, passed away at the Raymond Health Care Centre on Monday, February 4, 2019 at the age of 75 years. There will be an Honor Ride for Dennis on Saturday, May 11, from 11:00AM to 1:00PM at the LETHBRIDGE CASINO, 3756 2 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 4Y9. Everyone is to park their bike in the roped off section of the Casino parking lot. A breakfast buffet with coffee will be available in the social room in the Casino. Honor Parade Ride will leave at 1:00PM sharp and proceed to a Celebration of Dennis’ Life which will be held from 2:00pm to 5:00pm on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at the 702 WING AIR PORT, 174, Stubb Ross Road, Lethbridge, Alberta.

Marvin Arneson

1946 – 2019

Mr. Marvin Arneson of Coalhurst, beloved husband of Alison Arneson passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at the age of 72 years. Marv was born in Wadena, SK on September 30, 1946. He moved to Alberta with his family in 1960 and spent his school years in the Vermilion area. He began his working life with the CN Railway, then moved on to be a grain buyer for National Grain and later a feed mill operator. He met and married his wife Alison in 1966, and the young family moved to Coalhurst in 1972 where he resided until his passing. Marv was a fellow who loved to build, fix, repair and was handy at almost anything. He self-studied and challenged the exam and was extremely proud to receive his Millwright ticket. He eventually went to work for Coca Cola and was there for 26 years. He was well known as the Coca Cola service man in Southern Alberta. Marv enjoyed curling with the Moose for several years and has been a lifelong hockey fan. Go Flames! He liked to go camping with family and friends and spent many enjoyable weekends in the mountains. He was a proud member of the Royal Canadian Legion Coalhurst Branch 273 and was a part of the volunteer group who built the new branch. In latter years, he and his wife Alison did some traveling together in Canada, and overseas which they enjoyed immensely. Besides his loving wife Alison, Marv is survived by his sons, Heath and Lance (Jackie); grandchildren Justin Robert, Justin Heath, Jordin, Trent, Jack, Josh, Annika and Jannell; great grandchildren Emma, Vannessa and Aiyonna; sisters Norma (Don), Dorothea, Carol (Jack); brother Charles (Suryea) as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families He was predeceased by his parents Elmer and Dorothy Arneson, and daughter in law Jo-Ann. A Memorial Service will be held from 2:00pm to 5:00pm on Sunday May 12, 2019 at the COALHURST LEGION 5205 6 STREET, Coalhurst, Alberta. Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to Big Brothers and Big Sisters 622 6 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0Z3.


With great sadness we announce the passing of our brother Gordon John Bonertz (Gump) on May 2, 2019. He was the youngest son of Cyril and Nona Bonertz who predeceased him. He was also predeceased by his brother-in-law Jim Weisgerber. Gump is survived by brother Tucker (Pat) Bonertz, sister Carol Weisgerber and Ingrid (Keith) Swanton. Also mourning our loss are six nieces and nephews, Noel Swanton, Ian Deleeuw, Christine Ross, Andrea Blair, Yvonne Renaud and Grant Weisgerber and their spouses. He was a deeply honest and religious man with a love of sports, animals and his family. He will be deeply missed and always remembered by his family and friends. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday May 7, 2019, St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 958 Christie Ave, Pincher Creek, AB with Reverend Myles Gaffney Officiating. In lieu of flowers donations to the S.P.C.A (17904 118 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB T5S 2W3) are gratefully accepted.

Condolences may be sent through: http://www.edensfuneralhome.com


Judith Carol Forbes (Selkirk, Petherbridge) passed away suddenly yet peacefully on May 1, 2019.

Her beloved husband Al and her family were by her side.

Judi lived her life to the highest quality to her very last day, in service to God, her family and her community.

She was loved and cherished by her husband Al, her brothers, sisters, children, grand children and everyone who knew her. She will live on in our hearts and inspire us forever.

There will be a Celebration of Life on Sunday May 5, 2019 at McKillop United Church at 3:00pm

In lieu of gifts or flowers please make any donations to McKillop United Church.

Dr. Richard King-Brown

1919 – 2019

Dr. Richard King-Brown of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Dorothy “Sylvia” King-Brown, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at the age of 99 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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

Brenda Kinniburgh
1956 – 2019

Brenda Jean Kinniburgh, beloved wife of Tom Kinniburgh, passed away in Taber on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at the age of 62 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.
The service in Celebration of Brenda’s life will be held at the Heritage Inn, 4830 – 46 Avenue, Taber on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. with Life Celebrant, Shelly Dawn Bassett officiating. A private service will be held 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.


KATHERINE LUDWIG, beloved wife of the late Henry Ludwig of Lethbridge, passed away at St. Michael’s Health Centre Palliative Care Unit on Friday, May 3, 2019 at the age of 90 years.

Per Katherine’s wishes, no formal funeral service will be held.

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

Gertrude “Trudy” Macdonald

1922 – 2019

Gertrude “Trudy” Elizabeth MacDonald was born in Craven, Saskatchewan to Marie and Karl Wagner and grew up on the family farm with her 10 siblings, all now deceased. She married Donald Strowger MacDonald on March 10, 1943 and they enjoyed many happy years until Don’s death in 1978. During their marriage, they lived in Winnipeg, Halifax, Regina, Saskatoon, North Battleford, Calgary and Lethbridge, following Don’s career, at first with the Canadian Army, then with General Motors and later as a realtor. Trudy was a loving mother and homemaker. Her cooking was the best! She also held part-time retail positions at Simpson Sears and Woodward’s. In earlier years she volunteered with the United Church and served as president of St. Martin’s UCW during her years in Saskatoon. She was a long-time member of McKillop United Church in Lethbridge. She also supported the Gyro Club of Lethbridge as a member of the Gyrettes for many years. Following the loss of her husband, Trudy met Robert Gilmar and they enjoyed life together until her passing. Some of her fondest memories were of their many years of “snow birding” to Mesa, Arizona, where they owned a winter home. While in Mesa, Trudy and Bob enjoyed many activities, including golf, crafts, card playing, dinners and dances. Trudy loved to dance! They developed many dear friendships over the years at Carriage Manor Resort. Trudy is survived by her children, Karla Wenhardt (Darrell) of San Diego, Joanne Bobinec (Doug) of Wrentham, grandchildren Scott Stevenson, Chris Fero (Suzanne), Shauna Ferguson, Gina Watson (Jamey), Shanna Sutherland (Vince), Charlene Sterling (Rick) and nine great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces, nephews and their families. She is also survived by her long-time companion, Robert Gilmar of Lethbridge. Besides her husband, Donald MacDonald, Trudy was predeceased by her daughter Ora White and son-in-law Derry White. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610, 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta, Reverend Glenda Wert, officiating. The family thanks the Home Health caregivers and the staff at Edith Cavell Care Centre for their kind care of Trudy in her final years.

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MacMillan, Viona Helen (nee Stickel)

August 22, 1940 – April 13, 2019

With heavy hearts the family of Viona MacMillan, a longtime resident of Port Alice, announce her sudden passing at home with her husband of 56 years at her side.

Viona is survived by her husband Dugald, Son Robert (wife Natalie) Granddaughter Elena, Daughter-in-law Michelle MacMillan, Grandsons, Matthew (Seul), Jason (Lisa) & David (Nikita) Reimer – Pre-deceased by her son Scott (Michelle).

She will be sorely missed by her family, friends and the community.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday June 1st., at 1:30 PM St. John’s Ecumenical Church in Port Alice, B.C.


(1934 – 2019)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Betty McKenna, formerly of Hillcrest Mines, who was called into the arms of our Lord on April 2, 2019 at the Good Samaritan Vista Village in Pincher Creek. She was blessed with 84.97 wonderful years. Left to mourn her passing and celebrate her life include her devoted sons, Brian (Darlene) McKenna, Kevin (Faye) McKenna and Darrell (Melinda) McKenna; her treasured grandchildren, Jillian (Shaun) Hoogstraten, Jain (Craig Miller) McKenna, Jesse (Meagan Morency) McKenna, Randi (Geoff) Eseltine, and Nikki (Jon Morgantini) McKenna; her cherished great granddaughter, Parker McKenna Eseltine; her dear sister, Maureen (Cyril) Bender; as well as her extended family and many friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Earl McKenna; her parents, Harry & Rose Becker; her grandson, Jeffree McKenna; her brothers, George (Kay) Becker and Pete (Eileen) Becker; several in-laws, extended family and her canine companions, Buddy, Lady, Sam, Peppy, Snoopy & Kipp. The Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church (13126 – 21 Ave., Blairmore, AB) with Fr. Angelo D’Costa and Fr. Myles Gaffney as Celebrants. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations will be gratefully accepted by the Legion Poppy Fund. Condolences may be registered at


Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements.

(403) 562-8555

MULVIHILL, Sister Mary Anne

January 21, 1945 – Calgary, Alberta April 24, 2019 – Princeton, British Columbia

Sister Mary Anne Mulvihill, a Sister of Charity of St. Louis for 53 years, died suddenly near Princeton, BC on April 24, 2019. Mary Anne was born and raised in Calgary, and she was the second child of six siblings. She entered religious life in 1963 and made her first commitment in 1966. Mary Anne ministered in Burnaby, BC and Lethbridge, AB as a teacher for a total of eleven years and in Medicine Hat, AB as Director of Religious Education for twenty-one years. In her years in Calgary, she worked in Native Ministry at the Latour Center and spent many years in internal ministry with her sisters. Her community members valued her selfless giving as local community coordinator, provincial councillor, provincial leader and, for the past seven years, as provincial treasurer. Mary Anne’s giftedness as an educator was recognized and appreciated by colleagues and students. She had a special place in her heart for the less fortunate and those on the margins of society. She will be remembered and loved for her presence and availability to all whom she encountered. She was a great organizer of events whether for family, community or friends. Nothing was too daunting for Mary Anne and whatever tasks she undertook, she gave it her very best. Sister Mary Anne will be lovingly remembered by her community members; sister, Pat Sewell (Phil); brothers Ray (Claire), Jim (Grace), Tom, John (Wanda); several nieces and nephews and their families. She is predeceased by her parents, Martin and Mary (Burger) Mulvihill. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (640 – 19th Avenue N.W., Calgary, AB) on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow in the Parish Hall. Graveside Service at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Sister Mary Anne requested that if friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made directly to Elizabeth House (c/o Catholic Pastoral Centre, 120-17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 2T2, Telephone: (403) 218-5500, http://www.elizabethhousecalgary.ca), a shared ministry of the Sisters of Charity of St. Louis and the Diocese of Calgary. Condolences may be forwarded through http://www.McInnisAndHolloway.com In living memory of Sister Mary-Anne Mulvihill, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, CALGARY, AB, T2E 2V6, Telephone: 403-243-8200.


LILLIAN PAHARA passed away peacefully at Legacy Lodge, with loving family and caring staff at her side, on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at the age of 95 years.

Lillian is deeply missed but fondly remembered by her children and their families: Dennis and his children Cindy and Clint; Monte’s son Shane (Karri) and their children Sara and Kaiden; Renee (Ian McGillivray) and stepdaughter Mariah McGillivray-Corey (Wes); Debbie Morin (Mike) and son Cole (Emily).

Lillian is predeceased by her husband John Pahara; granddaughter Shannon, great-grandson Jace, and all her sisters and brothers as well as her son Monte, who recently passed away, joining Lillian and these many loved ones.

Lillian was born in Bethune, Saskatchewan to Jon and Mary Lustig. She often said, “Both of my parents died when I was very young but my brothers and sisters were determined to keep us all together.” And did so. This love and strength of family and community defined Lillian’s gentle but spirited nature, throughout decades of farm life and active retirement.

Lillian was a long time volunteer to many organizations including The Lethbridge and District Humane Society where her love shone for animals “great and small”. In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation there would be greatly appreciated: 2920 – 16 Avenue North, Lethbridge, AB T1H 5E9.

Her family extends their deepest thanks to the caring staff of Legacy Lodge and Paradigm Home Care. They brightened Lillian’s life everyday and became family too.

A Celebration of Life will be held for Lillian’s families at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 4:00 P.M. with Mr. Reno Guimond officiating.

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

John Robert “Bob” Sinclair

1927 – 2019

Mr. John Robert “Bob” Sinclair of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Elaine Sinclair, passed away peacefully at Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at the age of 91 years. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am, on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at MASONIC HALL, 315A – 10 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta.

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RICHARD STEWART SPACKMAN, passed away on Thursday April 25, 2019 as a result of ALS. He was 65. He will be cremated. Richard is survived by his sister Marie Spackman; pre-deceased by his parents, Lester and Estella. A Memorial Service will be held for him on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Northside Chapel, 2223 – 6 Avenue North, Lethbridge. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the ALS Society of Alberta, 7874 10 Street NE, Calgary, Alberta, T2E 8W1.

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


Reiko Takeyasu, beloved wife of the late George Takeyasu, passed away peacefully in Lethbridge on Friday, May 3, 2019 at the age of 86 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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


Wendy Dianne Klein of Gull Lake, Saskatchewan, passed away suddenly at Regina General Hospital on May 1, 2019 at the age of 62 years. Wendy is survived by her loving husband Paul Oevering and his children. She is also survived by her parents Bernard and Mary Klein of Lethbridge, AB; brother Tim (Marcella) Klein and nephews Paul and Mark Klein; Honorary family Roy (Alexis) Krogsgaard and grandchildren Brittney, Carson and Davan; father in-law Richard Oevering; brother in-laws Danny (Kathy) and Michael and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will take place at the Gull Lake Community Hall, 7275 Lake Avenue, Gull Lake, Saskatchewan on May 10, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society or the Swift Current SPCA.

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