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TUESDAY, May 21, 2019

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on May 21, 2019.

HEALEY, Kenneth Frank

(July 18, 1943 – May 18, 2019)

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Ken in Lethbridge, Alberta at the age of 75 years. He will be fondly remembered by his wife, Karyn; his children: Rhonda (Wes) Murphy, Michele Healey (Eric), Dale (Karla) Healey, Heather (Clayton) Gast, Lana (Curtis) Huber, Ian (Shalee) Badger and Roseanne (Rory) Caplinger; his grandchildren: Spencer, Tanner, Tyson, Connor, Emalee, Landon, Chantelle and Breanne (and their father Gerry Forest), Devon (Whitney), Cameron, Lauren, Taylor, Christopher, Andrew, Chelsea, Max, Kayla (Travis), Julia, Jayda, Paige, Peyton and Kiana; his siblings: Nellie, Mary and Alfred (Jean); his sister-in-law Donna Healey; as well as many other dear foster children, relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his brothers: Robert and Arthur; as well as his grandson Tayven.

He was born and raised in Eston, Saskatchewan. He served 25 years in the Canadian Armed Forces. He married his sweetheart, Karyn, in 1965 and they were married for 53 years. Following Ken’s 1st retirement from the military, he went on to his next career as Housing Manager in Raymond for Lethbridge Housing Authority. Next he served as an Education Assistant in the Lethbridge School District and then volunteered countless hours fundraising for STARS Air Ambulance.

He was a very kind and loving person to everyone he met and will be greatly missed.

There will be a funeral service held on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Magrath Stake Centre, 21 East 1st Ave S Magrath, Alberta. There will be a meet the family one hour prior to the service held in the Relief Society room. Following the service his interment will take place at the Magrath Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to STARS Air Ambulance in memory of Ken.

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


GEORGE KLIMOW, beloved husband of 64 years to Frieda Klimow, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, May 13, 2019 at the age of 88 years.

George was born in Karma, Belarus on May 20, 1930. He moved to Frankfurt, Germany in 1942 then to Canada in 1949.

Besides his loving wife, George is survived by his children, Vic (Sherry) Klimow, George Klimow Jr. and Heidi Klimow, as well as his grandchildren, Jonathan, Stacie, Brett, Jason and Sam Klimow.

He was predeceased by his parents, Jakob & Maria Klimow and his sister, Sina Vipond.

A Memorial Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, May 24, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Lee Loveridge officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation: 960 – 19 Street South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 1W5.

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Ernest Mercer

1927 – 2019

Mr. Ernest Mercer of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Kay Mercer, passed away at Extendicare Fairmont on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at the age of 91 years. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at ST. AUGUSTINE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, 411, 11 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Reverend Steve Bateman, officiating.

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Marlene Miller

1942 – 2019

Mrs. Marlene Miller of Coaldale, beloved wife of Mr. Keith Miller, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, May 17, 2019 at the age of 76 years.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects from 4:30pm to 6:00pm on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610, 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta.

A Celebration of Marlene’s Life will be held at 1:00pm, on Friday, May 24, 2019 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610, 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta.

Interment to follow at Coaldale Cemetery, Coaldale, Alberta.

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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.

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.

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DONALD HERBERT STOTT was born on March 3, 1932 in Calgary, AB to Mary Abell Elves and Leonard Stott. He was 87 years young when he died on May 11, 2019.

Don grew up in Calgary and Vulcan and later lived and worked in Taber at Bodies Menswear. He also lived in Blairmore, Vancouver and Lethbridge. He worked across Western Canada in sales and in Australia for a number of years for Caterpillar Canada.

Don was a very successful entrepreneur right up to the time of his passing. He loved the travel involved with being in sales and the opportunity to meet people. After retirement from Caterpillar, he started his own business, Seal Corp, a company which dealt with tire accessories. He developed patents for a rim cleaner, tire sealant and a siping machine to use in his business. For the last year, Don operated his business successfully from his lazy boy chair at home.

Don married Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Bullock in 2004. Her family became his and he was very proud of Debbie, Murray, Jamie and Ian and all their accomplishments. Always a gentleman, Don enjoyed fine dining and driving his antique cars. He was involved in politics at the provincial level, enjoyed season tickets with the Calgary Stampeders and spending time with his wife. Betty says Don knew how to treat a woman! She valued Don as her friend, trusted companion and loving husband. Don loved his Mom, Mary, very much and treated her with respect and kindness always. Mary trained Don to be well-mannered and sharp of wit.

Don had a weakness for the finer things in life – vintage cars, fine clothes, antique furniture and especially chocolate! He loved watching sports on TV, especially if Calgary was involved. He always had a twinkle in his eye and loved teasing waitresses and Home Care nurses! He was a well-spoken and intelligent man and very successful in all his business ventures.

Don had a car accident in early 2018 that led to a broken hip and the subsequent loss of his life on the road. He loved church and was recently baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He died at home and will be lovingly remembered by family and friends.

A Funeral Service will be held Tuesday May 21st, 2019 at 11:00am, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, LETHBRIDGE STAKE CENTRE, 2410 28 Street South, Lethbridge.

Friends are welcome to meet with the family prior to the Service from 10:00 to 10:45am.

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Roger (Rochgus) Van Dellen

October 21, 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.

Roger was born in Stitswerd, Groningen, the Netherlands and raised on the family farm. In the spring of 1952 at age 21, he left behind his entire family and immigrated alone to Canada and began working on his uncle’s farm west of Nobleford. A few years later, he attended SAIT and earned his Journeyman ticket as a mechanic and worked for Barton Motors in Picture Butte for several years.

In 1962 he married Annie Teerling and they made their home in Lethbridge where Roger worked for Beny’s Chevrolet. In 1966 he was again able to pursue his farming dream with the purchase of 2 quarters of farmland west of Nobleford, in 1974 he was able to purchase another quarter of land and moved the family out to the farm. That same year he also moved to Subway Automotive where he continued to mechanic until his retirement in the 1990’s. Roger continued farming until 2006 when he and Annie retired to Lethbridge.

Roger was predeceased by his wife Annie; father Rindert Van Dellen; mother Aukje Van Dellen; brothers Idzert, Thies, Jan Thies, Thies Jan Van Dellen; sisters Antje and Jantine Van Dellen.

He is survived by his daughter Sheila (Gerald) Williamson of Granum; grand daughters Laura and Kimberly Williamson; son Edward (Darlene) Van Dellen of Lethbridge and grand children Katie (Tim) Ahrenholz, Kalisse (Jack) Evert, Jenaya, Judson, Kylan, Kienna, Kayden and Kyatt Van Dellen.

Special thanks to Dr. Colin Walsh for the wonderful care he provided to Roger over the years.

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.

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