January 20th, 2021

SATURDAY, June 8, 2019

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on June 8, 2019.


It is with sadness we mourn the peaceful passing of ELEANOR A. AGNEW, on May 31, 2019, surrounded by her family. She had celebrated her 96th birthday, 6 days earlier with family and friends.

Eleanor is lovingly remembered by her sons, David and Robert Agnew, daughter, Margaret Halvorson, daughter-in-law, Betty Lou Agnew as well as eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Rev. Lloyd R. Agnew, son Kenneth Agnew and daughter, Catherine Agnew.

Eleanor was born in Sydney, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia and was immensely proud of her maritime heritage.

She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her intuitive nurturing presence and quiet strength for family and friends will be treasured by all.

A special thank you to the staff at Fairmont Extendicare for their love and care of Eleanor in her final years.

A Celebration of Eleanor’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Eva Stanley officiating.

In lieu of flowers please donate, in Eleanor’s memory, to a charity of your choice.

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

John J. Gfrerer

1943 – 2019

Mr. John Gfrerer, passed away peacefully at his home in Coaldale with his loving wife Smilja “Sammy” Gfrerer by his side on Monday, May 27, 2019 at the age of 75 years. John leaves behind his loving wife Smilja “Sammy” Gfrerer and two sons; Christopher & Karl Gfrerer. John and Sammy were married for 48 years. He worked at Canbra Foods for 34 years, he never missed a day of working. Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels. A Private Family Service was held and was officiated by Deacon Bill Young.

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


JOHN HAMVAS, the beloved husband of Mary Hamvas, of Taber, passed away in Coaldale on Friday, June 7th, 2019, at the age of 85 years.

He is also survived by his two children, Linda and Glen Hamvas, two step-daughters, Tammy and Darlene Cook, numerous grandchildren and great- grandchildren.

A private service will be held.

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

Earle Herbert

1928 – 2019

Mr. Earle Thomas Herbert of Lethbridge passed away at Legacy Lodge on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at the age of 91 years. Earle was a loving husband, father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather and Uncle to many Nieces and Nephews. Born Hugh John McMillian to Dora Tucker and Hugh McMillian on May 26th, 1928 in Carman Manitoba. Due to life’s hardships he was adopted by Robert and Ethel Herbert in 1932 and became Earle Thomas Herbert. Except for the small amount of time spent in Manitoba he spent the majority of it in Lethbridge from age 4 to 91. My Dad was a good man with a kind-hearted soul he also had a very witty sense of humour when you got to know him. He was always trying to help anyone when it was needed until his stamina was gone. I could see this trait really come out the older he became and moved into Legacy Lodge. He pushed people in wheelchairs back to their room especially if they didn’t know which direction to go or if someone was crying and upset he would give comforting words and tell then its ok and at the dining room table if someone needed their meat cut he always helped them. We took many trips down memory lane over the years and I remember him telling me that he never had a job that he didn’t like. He drove Taxi in 1948 and worked for the CPR in 1949 where he was in a train wreck in Brocket. We laughed because after the derailment all he could think of was his big metal lunch box that got lost in the wreck. Eventually he ended up working for the City of Lethbridge at the power plant and the water treatment plant until his retirement in 1989, where he made countless lifelong friends and many fond memories. Whether the grandkids knew it or not, he was their biggest cheerleader for anything they decided to do in their life journeys. He was always excited to hear of their adventures and bragged about how proud he was of each and every one of them. Dad, there won’t be a day that goes by that we won’t think of you and all the happy memories we have made together. Rest in peace “old guy” until we meet again. Earle is survived by his daughter Kim (Chris) Nielsen; granddaughter Megan (Lyle) Holberton; grandsons Adam (Jen) Nielsen, Tyler Herbert, Evan Herbert and Joel Herbert; step grandson Chase Holberton and great grandson Hunter Thomas Holberton who always brightened my Dads day when he came for a visit, as well as his sister Mary Watson; daughter in law Dr. Linda Herbert and last but not least his stepdaughter and great friend Sandy (Allan) Bihari. Earle was predeceased by his Mom and Dad Robert and Ethel Herbert; his loving wife Ethel-Mae (Flip) Herbert 1984, his son Tom 2008; sister Lil Allison 2006; stepsister Louise Fredericks as well as his 2nd wife Lucille in 2008. Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels. There will be no Funeral Service as per Earle’s wishes. An Interment will be held at 10:00am, on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at the ARCHMOUNT CEMETERY, 2710 Westside Dr W, Lethbridge, Alberta, where he will lie with his loving wife Flip and son Tom.

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.


RICHARD “DICK” A. METZ, beloved husband of Olive Metz, of Coalhurst, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at the age of 71 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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


  ELSIE REGIER passed away peacefully with family at her side on June 5, 2019 at the age of 85 years.

  Elsie is survived by her children, Cheryl Regier (daughter-in-law), Joyce (John) Vermeer, Shirley (Dave) Wiens, Marilyn (Bruce) Beaton, Dave and Art (Bonnie Neufeld). She also leaves behind eight grandchildren and one great-grandson. Elsie was predeceased by her husband William “Bill” and oldest son Ron.

  For many years Elsie enjoyed selling Tupperware, health products and helping many people through massage and reflexology. We celebrate with Elsie as she has gone to be with her beloved Savior and Lord. We wish to thank the staff at Fairmont Extendicare for their care of Elsie the last five years.

There will be a private burial service. A Celebration of Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 – Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 11:30 A.M. Donations may be made to The Gideons, https://gideons.ca/donate/

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

Teresa Grace Randen (Mulgrew)

August 14, 1958 – January 21, 2019

Passed away on January 21st, 2019 in Calgary. Teresa is survived by her two children Clare and Tiffany, her grandchildren, Jakob, Kaylie and Ashton, and her brothers John (Diane) Mulgrew and Tim (Sheila) Mulgrew. A memorial service will be held at the Mountview Cemetery on Friday June 14th at 2.00 for those who would like to attend. A celebration of Teresa’s life will be held at the Lethbridge Legion on Saturday June 15th at 12.00. All are welcome.

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