January 22nd, 2021

SATURDAY, June 29, 2019

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on June 29, 2019.



MR. ALFRED BECK of Lethbridge, formerly Ft. Macleod & Hanna, AB, passed away peacefully with his family at his side at Good Samaritans West Highlands in Lethbridge on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at the age of 87 years.

He is survived by his daughter Debbie (Blaine) Gemmell of Lethbridge and son Glen Beck of Bellevue, AB.; two grandsons Nick (Gale) Gemmell formerly of Lethbridge & Scott (Ann) Gemmell of Sundrie, AB.; six great-grandchildren Brianna, Tyson, Jordan, Lucas, Redly & Gavin. and a favorite pet dog Bella, was a special visiting friend to Alfred the last six years of his life. He adored Bella & was always looking for her when you walked in the door to visit. He is also survived by his sister Viola (Dick) Pearson and brother Gordon.

Alfred is predeceased by his parents Jack (John) & Annie Beck, siblings Grace, Ben, Morris and Shirley.

Alfred was born in the Hand Hills Lake area, near Hanna, AB. He married Shirley Beck (Pfahl) from Hanna on Dec. 14, 1956. He worked on the oil rigs for a few years until they decided to start a family and settle down in Fort Macleod. He drove the Royal Mail truck from 1959 to 1967, taking the mail from Fort Macleod to Calgary every day & sometimes down into the USA. Rain, sleet or snow, the mail had to go. He worked at General Coach 1967 to 1970, then as a silent partner with Bob Gunderson at the Texaco Bulk Station in Fort Macleod taking gas out to farmers, Hutterite Colonies, etc. from 1970 to 1978. After that, he worked for 20 years at the Fort Macleod Water Treatment Plant from 1978 to 1998. Alfred & Shirley then moved to Lethbridge & officially retired.

Alfred had a quick & easy smile. He was famous for his one-liners (jokes) and his positive attitude. He loved golf, taking the family on many holidays with Uncle Jim & Aunt Mary Job. Alf & Shirley went seven different times to Hawaii with Violet & Melvin Metzger & Dick & Jeannette Pols.

But most of all he loved spending time with all his kids & grandkids. His proudest moments were having the family over for meals, BBQ’s, and games. He loved playing crib, rummy, chase the ace, aggravation, etc. He would always add all his quick one-liners during all of the family games, keeping everyone on their toes. He will be greatly missed by all.

Thank you to all the nurses & the Palliative Care Team at Good Samaritans West Highlands. They have an amazing staff who all loved & cared for Alf like he was one of their own parents. Right from the first moment he walked into West Highlands seven years ago, the first person he met was Maria, the head nurse who smiled, greeted, joked & took him under her wing from that very first moment right through to the last.

At Alfred’s request, there will be no funeral service. A private family gathering will be held to honor him and his life.

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


May 3, 1931 – June 25, 2019

RHONA DORIS SPRINGER BROOKS passed away quietly on the evening of Tuesday, June 25th, 2019 in Cardston at the age of 88. She will be greatly missed by her beloved husband, Kenneth Lee Brooks, and her children and grandchildren. Ron and Tiara Sisson, Ciaran, Jamieson, Cayley, and Caelan. Merridee Brooks Dykstra, Dyland, Flint, Danyell, and Jacklyn. Michael and Cherri Brooks, Tanner and Meriam, Taylor, Mackenzie, Mason, and Parker. She is predeceased by her daughter, Brenda-Lee Brooks Sisson, and son-in-law, C. Bert Dykstra.

Funeral services for our cherished wife, mother, and grandmother will be held on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019 at 11 am at the Cardston West Stake Center, 846 1 Ave W, Cardston, AB. Greet the family will be held prior to the service at 10 am. Interment to follow in the Cardston Cemetery.

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

Dixon (Crow Eagle)

Tuff Rope Dixon, a.k.a. Lennox Crow Eagle, Oot-skii-kah-kah-toos (Blue Star) passed away at Brocket, Alberta on June 21st, 2019 at the age of 19 years. Tuff is survived by his daughter Nova Dixon, his mother Dolly Dixon, Calgary, his grandparents Geoff and Mildred Crow Eagle, Brocket, his girl friend Patrice Little Child and his siblings Casey Jr., Emma, Tashawna, Otis and Avery. He was predeceased by his father Casey Crow Eagle on Oct. 22nd, 2014. A wake service will be held at Snodgrass Funeral Chapel, Pincher Creek on Tues., July 2nd, 5:00 – 10:00 P.M. A prayer service on Wed, July 3rd at 4:00 P.M. at Snodgrass Funeral Chapel followed by a wake at the home of Geoff and Mildred Crow Eagle in Brocket. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 4th at 1:00 P.M. at the Piikani Community Hall, Brocket, The Rev. Father Roy Jayamaha and Peter Strikes With A Gun officiating. Interment will follow at Brocket Cemetery.

Donald Jay Gundlock

1938 – 2019

Mr. Donald Jay Gundlock passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at the age of 81 years. Donald was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and a friend to everyone. He will be missed dearly. Donald is survived by his wife of 36 years Christina; sons Leonard (Deb) and Allen, daughter Linda (Richie); stepson Rusty (Chantell); grandchildren, Kendall (John), Ryan, Rick, (Kala), Tyler, Eric, Nicole, (Peter), and Jennifer (Ryan); great grandchildren, Liam, Harley, Logan, Lauren and Sadie; sisters, Marg (Barry), Trish (Jim), and brother Emil (Kim), and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; brother Leonard; and sister Jane. Friends and family are invited to pay their respects from 5:00pm to 7:00pm on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610, 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta. A Celebration of Life will be held from 2:00pm to 5:00pm on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at THE GERMAN CANADIAN CLUB, 902 6 STREET NORTH, Lethbridge, Alberta.

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

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. 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.

For those who wish, donations may be made in Earle’s name to the Legacy Lodge Bike Fund, 335 Lettice Perry Rd N, Lethbridge, AB T1H 5V7


1937 – 2019

Angus McCulloch of Vulcan (formerly of Champion), beloved husband of Lois, passed away peacefully at the Vulcan Community Health Center on June 12, 2019 at the age of 81 years.

Besides his loving wife, Lois, of 56 years, Angus is survived by daughter Terri (Murray) Northcott, children Rylan (Sarah), Taylor (Jessica, baby Harper), Logan; son Cal (Marla) McCulloch, their son Kyle (Julie); and daughter Kim (Cam) Fraser, children Jolene (Cole), Heather, Jace, and Kirk. He’s also survived by sister Lucille Barby, sister in law Verna McCulloch, brothers in law Darryl (Lynne) Vaage, Alvin (Faith) Vaage, Marv (Bev) Vaage and Jack Lelond, sisters-in-law Diane (David) Lundgren and Myrna (Gord) Tebbutt and many, many nieces and nephews.

Angus was predeceased by his parents, six brothers, two sisters and extended family members.

Private family inurnment will be held at the Champion Cemetery, followed by the Celebration of Life on July 2nd, 2019 at 1:30 pm in the Champion Hall.

Any tributes in Angus’ memory can be made to the Vulcan Community Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit, Box 299, Vulcan, AB T0L 2B0.

Arrangements in care of

Vulcan Funeral Home.

Telephone 1-403-485-2633.

E-mail condolences through http://www.vulcanfuneralhome.ca

Ross Metcalfe

1946 – 2019

Mr. Ross Metcalfe of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Eileen Metcalfe, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, June 17, 2019 at the age of 73 years. Ross was born at St. Michaels on June 12, 1946 in Lethbridge. After finishing school, he worked at Canada Safeway’s for several years in both Lethbridge and Calgary and had numerous jobs in the midst. He eventually retired with Centennial Food Service in 2011. Besides work, Ross didn’t have any interests, but he did get rewarded from the company. Ross enjoyed golfing, fishing and hunting. Camping was always the highlight of his summers. Besides his loving wife Eileen, Ross is survived by his Daughter Brenda (Gord) Westren; son Craig (Tanya) Metcalfe; grandchildren Lindsay Westren, Reid Westren; step grandchildren Cheylynn, Crystal and Katelynn; brothers Ron Metcalfe, Ken Metcalfe and Keith Metcalfe; sisters Shirley Anderen and Barbara Furgason; mother in law Mary Lazaruk; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Ross was predeceased by his parents Dorothy and Bill Metcalfe; brother Allan Metcalfe; brother and sister in laws Max Anderson, Ken Furgason, Ruthie Metcalfe, Margaret Metcalfe and Ruth Metcalfe. Family and Friends are invited to pay their respects at 12:00pm on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

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

Allyn Burt Mills

1938 – 2019

With heavy hearts we sadly announce the untimely passing of Allyn Burt Mills on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at the age of 81 years. Since retiring from the Lethbridge Research Station, Allyn has acquired a large circle of friends through his charitable involvement with the Lethbridge Soup Kitchen, Coffee Row buddies, and his Pastoral care. He will be greatly missed by brother Stan (Dee), nieces and nephews Cheryl (Dennis), Dave (Ramona), Michelle (John), Trevor (Cara), Stephanie (Andrew), and his extended family Susan (Chris), Brenda (Dwight), Wanda and all who knew him. Allyn was predeceased by his parents Hal and Gertrude, and brother Roy. A Funeral Service will be held at 3:00pm on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at VIA CHURCH, 2820, 18 AVENUE NORTH, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Bishop Todd Atkinson, officiating.

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


July 31, 1973 – June 19, 2019

WILLIAM “BILLY” TREVOR SCHRAGE, of Lethbridge, passed away tragically on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at the age of 45 years.

Billy is survived by his son Dawson, brothers Wilf (Bernie), Werner (Kathy), Harold (Jeanne) and Ralph (Debbie); and his sisters Ellen (Wally) and Sonya as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Fabian and Agnes Schrage.

Billy was born in Lethbridge, went to Lethbridge Collegiate Institute and studied at Lethbridge College. Billy had one son, Dawson. He enjoyed bow hunting and fishing and spent many days with Dawson enjoying these pastimes.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Reception will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.

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



GORDON SMITHSON passed away on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at Chinook Regional Hospital.

Gordon is survived by children, grandchildren and a great-grandson. Don, Paul, Daniel, Melissa, Derrick, Nick, Lindsey, Michael and Henry. Gordon was predeceased by his wife Betty.

As per Gordon’s wishes no formal funeral ceremony will be held. Friends of Gordon are invited to meet with his family at ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION, 324 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, (North Entrance) on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 from 2:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. This come and go coffee party will be a happy occasion where we can share our memories of Gordon. Casual dress please.

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