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FRIDAY, May 17, 2019

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on May 17, 2019.

Johnny Amlin

A Celebration of Life

Join with us in sharing memories of this wonderful man and his life well lived. Bring your fondest memories recorded on paper for us to share. A Celebration of Johnny’s Life will be held from 2:00pm to 5:00pm on Friday May 31, 2019 at EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH, 4717 24 AVENUE SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta


It is with great sadness that the family and close friends announce the passing of MR. LESLIE DOROGDI at the age of 92 years. Les was born on March 23, 1927 in Hungary and immigrated to Canada with his parents and siblings, Frank and Velma. He was two years old and had lived in Lethbridge all his life. He never wanted to live anywhere else. Les came from humble beginnings and his parents taught him to work hard, respect everyone and always be proud of his heritage. He had a great sense of humor and could tell many a good story. He was always there if anyone needed him. He walked and dressed like a very proud man and left a good impression on his nephews and nieces. Les and his brother Frank were excellent pool and shuffleboard players and won many awards. Les never lost the knack as he got older. Les worked for his parents at their grocery store (Frank’s Grocery) in different areas but mostly he was the butcher for several years. He went to work at the Lethbridge Brewery, 4X Bakery and delivered bread to grocery stores. He enjoyed travelling and spending time with friends and family and had a fulfilling life with his wife Mickey until she passed away in 2000. They never had children but were very fond of their pets that kept them entertained and busy. Les liked being outdoors as well as spending time at the Senior’s Centre until his health began to slow him down. He was sociable but he also liked being at home and puttering around the house and garden. He leaves behind four nephews and two nieces and all their children; as well as two very good friends; Karen Ostrup and Roy Yonkman. He will be sorely missed. A Gravesite Service will be held at a later date. To send condolences, please visit http://www.generationsfh.ca


LEO GRUDNISKI passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at the age of 93 years. Please join us in honouring Leo during a Come-and-Go Memorial at LETHBRIDGE NAVY LEAGUE, 1708 – 10 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB on Sunday, May 19, 2019 from 2:00 P.M. to 4:30 P.M.

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

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.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, May 17, 2019 at ST. AUGUSTINE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, 411 – 11 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Canon James Robinson officiating.

Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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


It is with great sadness that I, Keith Langille announce the passing of my wife, JOAN LANGILLE (née Cannady), on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at the age of 68 years. Joan is survived by her husband Keith of 37 years, brothers Myron, Jim, Gordy and Bobby and sisters Betty and June. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Joan was born in Taber, Alberta on December 10, 1950 to Myron and Ethel Cannady. She graduated from the University of Lethbridge in 1971 and was captain of the U of L Chinooks Women’s Basketball Team that won the Women’s Canadian Junior Basketball Championships for the University in 1971. A Celebration of Joan’s life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, May 25, 2019 from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.

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


SOPHIE PROEHL, beloved wife of the late Adolf Proehl, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, May 13, 2019 at the age of 86 years. Sophie is survived by her children, Rita (George) Boltezar, Gerald (Karen) Proehl and Lori Proehl and her grandchildren, Stuart, Russell, Ashlyn and Sonya, who will miss their Grandma very much. She is predeceased by her husband, Adolf and her sisters, Dagmar, Lydia and Olga. Sophie was born January 25, 1933 in Beresowka, Ukraine into a farming family. After being raised in Germany, she immigrated with her family to Canada in 1951 where they settled near Lethbridge. She has remained steadfast in her love of Lethbridge and area. Mom has been a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church for 68 years. She appreciated and enjoyed the spiritual counsel of Pastors Richard Brown and Lee Loveridge. Mom was head cook at St. Michael’s Hospital for almost 40 years. Her love of cooking was only surpassed by her love of family. She prepared Sunday dinner for all of us each week – it was always delicious! Mom enjoyed gardening and especially loved her flowers. Traveling was something she also really enjoyed, having visited India, Syria, Egypt, Jordan, Thailand, Hawaii, Belize and several other places in Canada, the United States and Central America. Her favourite vacations were spent cruising the ocean; she was particularly fond of South America. We will always be grateful for the love of family and friends that Mom instilled in us. Her strong work ethic, business sense and love of the land will never be forgotten. A Funeral Service will be held at IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 20 Rocky Mountain Blvd. West, Lethbridge, AB on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. Donations in Sophie’s memory can be made to the Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation: 960 – 19 Street South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 1W5, or to the Immanuel Lutheran Church Building Fund.

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


BURDETTE GARNET “SANDY” SANFORD, beloved husband of Mylene Sanford, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at the age of 78 years. He was born on January 13, 1941 in Yellow Grass, SK. Sandy is survived by his loving wife, Mylene; his stepsons, Jeff (Lorna) Roberts and Dwayne Roberts; his grandchildren, Michael, Emily and Thomas; a brother, Gordon Sanford of Moose Jaw, SK; a sister, Darlene Lowenberg of Moose Jaw, SK; a sister-in-law, Joan Sanford of Cranbrook, BC, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other family members. He was predeceased by his parents, Harvey & Tillie Sanford, a sister, Lowayne Sanford and two brothers, Dale and Wayne Sanford. Please remember the good times and the trucking stories. Per Sandy’s request, no formal funeral service will be held.

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

Shirley C. Fander (1941-2019)

Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family. Survived by Daughter Karen Stone, Son Rick Fander (Cathy), and Grandchildren Marissa and Danielle Stone, Gage Bergeron, and Oliva and Khaleesi Fander, Sister Evelyn (Irving), and Brothers Leroy (Judy) and Bob.

A Celebration of Life will be held June 1 from 2 to 4 at the Royal Canadian Legion 324 Mayor Magrath Drive Lethbridge, AB.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lupus Society of Alberta (lupus.ab.ca).

Roger (Rochgus) Van Dellen

October 29, 1929 – May 15, 2019

Roger Van Dellen was called home to glory and into the arms of his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at the age of 89 years after a long period of deteriorating health. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 pm, on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at TRINITY REFORMED CHURCH, 1100 – 40 Avenue North, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Reverend Thomas Albaugh officiating.

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

Darlene Williams
1943 – 2019

Marcia Darlene Williams, beloved wife of Art Williams, passed away peacefully with her family by her side in Taber on Sunday, May 12, 2019 at the age of 75 years.
Darlene will be privately remembered by her family. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Darlene is survived by Art, her loving husband of fifty five years as well as her five children Tom Williams (Bonnie) of Quebec and their children Ella, Elijah, Elias, Everest, Elia, Emarie and Ehva, former daughter-in-law Debbie Duncan of Taber and their children Jaylene and Jared; Angela Williams of Taber and her son Jesse; Corry (Ken) Moline of Taber and their daughters Sam and Megan; Cheryl Williams of Calgary; Kyla Williams (Bill) of Victoria and their sons Liam, Tyler and Shane, former son-in-law Brian Bowers of Edmonton and their son Byrnes. She is also survived by her sister Georgia (Ron) Almack of Westbank and their son Craig, as well she will be remembered fondly by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws.
She was predeceased by her parents Tom and Mary Kerrison; parents-in-law Ken and Freda Williams.
Darlene was born September 12, 1943 in Taber. She was raised in Nelson, British Columbia but spent many summers back in Taber with family. Upon high school graduation, Darlene relocated to Lethbridge to attend Business School where she graduated at the top of her class.
On November 9, 1963, Darlene married Art, the love of her life. They made a home on the family farm outside Taber where they have remained until her passing. Darlene worked with her husband as a team on many entrepreneurial adventures. Whether it be plowing the field on the old Allis-Chalmers tractor with a baby on her knee or handling all the bookkeeping duties for anything from water hauling to a restaurant. Darlene was active in her children’s activities, serving as Chairwoman and on committees for the Taber Figure Skating Club as well as Badge Secretary for the Girl Guides for many years.
A highlight in her retirement years was an RV trip from coast to coast with her husband where she discovered how huge and beautiful this country is.
In lieu of flowers, please remember Darlene in your hearts and do something special for your loved ones.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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