January 22nd, 2021

TUESDAY, July 2, 2019

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on July 2, 2019.

Robert Blair ( Robbie, Rob )

July 28, 1988 – June 26, 2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Rob on Wednesday June 26, 2019 at the age of 30 years.

A wonderful son to Gordon Blair and Pamela Blair, and brother to Charlie.

Greatly missed by aunts, uncles, cousins, two grandma’s who knew his favourite treats, and many friends made along the journey.

Remembered by many for his sparkling eyes, easy demeanour and smile, laughter and giggles, and always kindness.

Rob loved to travel, in Ontario over many summers to spend time with relatives, and later studying and traveling in Europe.

He was a graduate of Agnes Davidson, Gilbert Patterson, LCI, and the University of Lethbridge (Math). Rob, in his last few years, struggled with his mental illness, which eventually led to his passing. He needs to be remembered not for this, but as the happy-go-lucky fellow that he was.With no funeral service now, a Celebration of his Life is being planned for later this summer.

In lieu of flowers etc., any donations to the Schizophrenia Society of Alberta would be gratefully appreciated, so that others may be helped. https://www.schizophrenia.ab.ca/ how-i-can-help

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EILEEN DUDNYK, beloved wife of the late Jurij Dudnyk, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge on Saturday, June 29th, 2019, at the age of 90 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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Donald Jay Gundlock

1937 – 2019

Mr. Donald Jay Gundlock passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at the age of 81 years.

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.

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Violet “Vi” Mae Henderson of Medicine Hat, passed away on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at the age of 88 years, beloved wife of the late Edmund “Ed” Henderson. She leaves to cherish her memory her children, Janice Henderson-Lypkie (Ken Lypkie), Robert Henderson, Stephanie (Jim) Simpson, Garnet Henderson (Deb Bishop), Judy Henderson (Al Johnson) and one daughter-in-law Carol Henderson; her grandchildren, Tyler (Calli) and their children Cora and Peter; Jessica, Fraser (Camille), Justin (Nancy) and their children Parker and Finley; Sabrina (Chris) and their children Ashton and Blakely; Amber, Connor, Kaitlyn, Izzie and Kaela; one sister, Grace Heller as well as her brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Mary and Patrick Schuster; her husband Ed in 2012, and two brothers, Bill Schuster and Pat Schuster. In life, Violet’s guiding principle was love to mankind. She raised five children to get along and she taught all her students and grandchildren the importance of kindness. She cultivated family and rich friendships and her home was an inviting place for all who came. Violet was dearly loved by her husband, Ed, and her children.

The funeral service will be held in Westminster United Church (101 6th Street SE, Medicine Hat) on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Sheila McLeod officiating. Interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery prior to the funeral service. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Vi Henderson, or you may visit http://www.pattisonfuneral home.com and leave a message of condolence. Arrangements are by the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM 540 South Railway St. SE, Medicine Hat T1A 2V6. Please call 1-866-526-2214 for further information.


1927 – 2019

Katharine Allen Keeler, daughter of Heber F. Allen and Valeria Nalder Allen, passed away peacefully with family at her side on June 12th, 2019. She was born in Raymond, the youngest of five, Marion, Margaret, Louise and Doug. She earned her London School of Music degree and studied organ performance at BYU. Katharine’s lifelong love of music greatly enriched her family and many lives throughout Southern Alberta.

In 1927, she married the love of her life, Joseph B. Keeler in the Cardston Temple. Together they served two missions for the church. Three years in Guam and two years in New Guinea. Besides her loving husband, Joe of 70 years, Katharine is survived by David (Nancy), Jane (Logan) Porter, Martha (Ron) Tanner, Robert (Shauna), Carolyn (Marty) Johnson, Diane (Kelly) Titensor, and Doug (Colleen), along with 44 grandchildren and 93 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her sisters Marion Johnson and Margaret Bridge and grandsons David S. Keeler and Donald J. Porter. She leaves to her family a legacy of patience, kindness and an unwavering testimony of her Savior.

The Viewing will be held Thursday July 4th, 2019 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints MAGRATH STAKE CENTER 21 East 1 Ave S, Magrath from 7:00 – 8:00 PM. The Funeral will be held Saturday July 6th, at 9:30 AM. at the Magrath Stake Center. Interment to follow at the Magrath Cemetery.

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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.

Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society, 402 740 4 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 0N8, or The Alberta Cancer Foundation, Jack Ady Cancer Centre 1A129, 960 19 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 1W5

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