January 22nd, 2021

SATURDAY, June 1, 2019

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on June 1, 2019.

Muriel Alder

1933 – 2019

Mrs. Muriel Alder of Abbotsford, formerly of Champion, beloved wife of the late Mr. Bruce Alder passed away peacefully at the Oxford Seniors Care Centre in Abbotsford, BC on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at the age of 86 years.

Muriel was born to Bill and Sadie Jackson on January 1, 1933 in Kirkaldy, Alberta. A few years later, the family moved to Penticton, BC area. As a young woman she worked at the Penticton School. In 1954 she went into the ministry until 1960, then in 1961 she married Bruce Alder on July 14th and together they lived on a farm in Champion. Leaving the farm for a few years they moved to Panorama Ridge in Surrey, BC. They then moved to Kelowna where they lived until 1968, when they came back to Champion to help with seeding, harvesting and the building of a new farm with Gerald and Dianne. In 1977, they decided to make Champion their permanent home. Muriel farmed with Gerald and Dianne until 2003 when she moved to the resort west of Innisfail. She helped out there until 2012, when she moved to Red Deer. Her health started to decline, and she needed more care, so she made the move to the coast, where she resided until her passing.

Grandma Muriel loved her family dearly, and above all, she loved the Truth. She was a very faithful sister in Christ, and she had a very large correspondence with the ministry all over the world.

Muriel is survived by her step-sons Fred (Verna) Alder, Delbert (Bev) Alder, Gerald (Dianne) Alder; grandchildren Monty Alder, Cameron Alder, Robin Alder, Lori Schultz, Denise Veitch, Sharlyn Alder, Colene (Shaun) Hagen, Kevin (Tina) Alder, Kyle Alder; sisters Ruth Shannon, Tessie (Ron) Davies, and brother Edgar (Wendy) Jackson.

Besides her loving husband Bruce, Muriel was predeceased by her parents Bill and Sadie Jackson; brother Wilbur Jackson; grandson Kent Alder and brother in law Jim Shannon.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at 12:00pm, on Friday, June 7, 2019 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta.

A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, June 7, 2019 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Michael Moulsen, Audrey Robbins and Mildred Lindquist, officiating. Interment will follow in the Champion Cemetery.

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Ronald “Ron” Gordon Breakey

1949 – 2019

Mr. Ronald “Ron” Breakey, of Calgary and Innisfail, passed away peacefully in Lethbridge with his family by his side at Good Samaritans West Highlands on Monday, May 27, 2019 at the age of 69 years.

Ron was the middle child of Gordon and Yvonne Breakey, deceased. Survived by his sister Joan & Frank Adams Lethbridge; Nieces Marilyn Adams of San Antonio, TX & Corrine & Darryl Babb, Hailey, Dylan & Ryley, of Okotoks; Nephews Randy & Lynn Adams, Wyatt & Brooklynn, of Hays, AB Jeff Adams & LeeAnn Nickel of Shaughnessy, AB; Stepchildren, Stacy & Stephen Giles.

Ron believed he was a well-paid tourist, driving all over North American for H&R, Trans X, & other companies throughout his 40-year driving career Yanke Transport, honoured him for driving 4 million accident free miles. Ron was forced to retire due to illness. Ron loved his motorcycles… so much so that he wrote 3 of them off! A serious bike accident side-lined him July 2016. His sister moved him to Lethbridge to oversee his care at Good Samaritans West Highlands. Esophageal Cancer was the next bump in Ron’s life journey. Thank you to West Highlands, the Palliative Team for all their care & medical assistance. A life well lived through many hurdles, misfortunes and accomplishments. A faithful friend 25 years to Bill W.

A Celebration of Ron’s Life will be held in July at Mountain View Cemetery, Calgary with interment next to his parents.

Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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Bill Conrad
1942 – 2019
The family of William Angus Conrad announces his passing on Saturday, May 25, 2019, in Lethbridge at the age of 76 years.
A private burial service will be held at the Taber Memorial Garden prior to the funeral service.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at the church prior to the funeral service on Monday, June 3, 2019 between 1:00 p.m. and 1:40 p.m.
The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Taber Stake Centre, 4709 – 50 Avenue, Taber on Monday, June 3, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Bill will be forever remembered by his loving wife, Shirley, and their sons, Rod (Robin) Conrad of Madden, Todd (Lori) Conrad of Okotoks and Chad (Kim) Conrad of Coaldale; and his grandchildren Jordan Conrad, Justin Conrad, Kaycie Conrad and Jaymie Conrad. He will also be remembered by his siblings Carolyn LaFontaine, Ron (Bonnie) Conrad, Norman Conrad, Brian (Ev) Conrad and Elaine Conrad (Steve); mother-in-law Fay Bosch; sisters-in-law Gail (Blair) Valgardson and Carole Conrad; and brothers-in-law, Blair (Laurie) Lowry, Kent (Lilian) Lowry and their families.
He was predeceased by his parents Elmer and Betty Conrad, brother Keith Conrad and father-in-law Vee Lowry.
Those who knew Bill best will remember him as a talented, all round athlete, but his love for horses dominated most of his adult life. He was well respected in the horse industry and by his students. So long, Cowboy.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


ANNETTE GREENO, beloved wife of the late Forest Greeno, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital surrounded by her family on Thursday, May 30, 2019.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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Ethel James

1920 – 2019

Mrs. Ethel Kate James of Edmonton, beloved wife of the late Mr. Robert Alan James, passed away at the Grey Nuns Hospital in Edmonton, on Sunday, May 26, 2019, at the age of 98.

Ethel was born in Sussex, England, sole child of Reuben and Nillie Willis, on July 11, 1920. She married Corporal Robert Alan James of the RCAF in England on August 15, 1942 and came to Canada as a war bride in 1943. Ethel lived in Raymond, Alberta for 29 years and in Lethbridge, Alberta from 1972 to 1994 and in Edmonton from 1994 until her passing. She was active in sports and enjoyed camping in the Rocky Mountains.

Ethel was predeceased by her loving husband Robert Alan in September 1993 and son Robert John in July 14, 2015.

She is survived by her son David (Roslyn) of Montreal; daughter in law Fran (James) of Edmonton; two grandchildren Bryan and Jessica and their families.

A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00am, on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at the MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY FIELD OF HONOR, 1210 Scenic Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Reverend Eva Stanley, officiating.

Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice in Ethel’s memory.

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Rev. Dr. Alex Lawson

1926 – 2019

The Reverend Dr. Alex Lawson, husband of Joy Lawson, passed away peacefully at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, BC, surrounded by his family, on April 30, 2019, at the age of 93. A Celebration of Alex’s Life will be held at 2:00pm, on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

Genman Ming Mah

1937 – 2019

With love and gratitude, we announce the passing of Genman Ming Mah. He ended his courageous battle with cancer gently, surrounded by loved ones at the Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster, BC.

Ming emigrated from Canton, China in 1959, and is fondly remembered in Lethbridge as an upstanding business owner and a talented musician who proudly supported local events, the arts, and the Chinese community. His love of hockey, baseball, volleyball, soccer, slow pitch, basketball, and ping-pong endeared him to many. He was the first ever season-ticket holder with the Lethbridge Broncos and also held season tickets with the Lethbridge Expos, Dodgers, and Hurricanes. Sports enthusiasts will recall his enduring presence at live games with his radio and portable television in hand, often consulted by game announcers for out of town scores he was monitoring. Ming played in the local volleyball league and was actively involved in his children’s athletic pursuits. He was always positive, supportive, and kind.

Ming is greatly missed by sons Kevin Mah and Derek Mah; daughters Melanie (Kelly) Mutter and Alyssa (Ian) Rutherford; grandchildren Marta (George) Zaspal, Anthony Mah, Monica Mutter, Sarah Mutter, Kennedy Mutter, Jordan Rutherford, and Noah Rutherford; great-grandchildren Elika Zaspal and Alina Zaspal; brothers Beck Gee and Gene Mah; and his many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Lynn Leong Mah, his mother and father, as well as sisters, Woon Chie Mah and Fon Har Gee.

Ming’s love of technology enabled him to stay connected to friends and family in his later years and to receive many calls and messages during his final days. His unconditional love, humour, and grace touched so many lives.

Thank you to everyone for your outpouring of love. Ming radiated happiness each time he thought of you and he smiled as he shared memories of bygone days. His last wish was for friends and family to “not worry.”

A church service with close family and friends was held in Willingdon Evangelical Church in Burnaby, BC on Tuesday May 28, 2019.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:30 pm on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610- 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge, Alberta.

Following the service, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, a reception will be held at New Dynasty Restaurant, 103 7 Street South, Lethbridge. For those unable to attend, live-streaming of the service will be available at https://www.mbfunerals.com/notices/Genman-MingMah.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society in Ming’s memory.

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BOBBY NEILSON WEASEL HEAD passed away in Lethbridge on May 26th, 2019 at the age of 45 years .

A Family Service will be held at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Tuesday, June 4th at 5:00 p.m. followed by the Wake Service at the White Calf Hall, Standoff from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve on Wednesday, June 5th, at 11:00 a.m.

Condolences may be sent at http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca

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