January 20th, 2021

MONDAY, May 6, 2019

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on May 6, 2019.

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.


DAVID JOHN BLACKMER, of Coutts, born on March 5, 1957 in Lethbridge, passed away at the Milk River Health Centre on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at the age of 62 years.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. PETER’S CATHOLIC CHURCH on Monday, May 6, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Roque Pereira celebrating.

A Private Family Interment will be held at the Coutts Cemetery.

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


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.


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

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