January 16th, 2021

TUESDAY, July 16, 2019

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on July 16, 2019.


DARWIN FRASER BENNETT, beloved husband of Jo Bennett, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully in his sleep at the Edith Cavell Care Centre on Sunday, July 14, 2019 at the age of 87 years.

Besides his loving wife Jo of 60 years, he is survived by his dear sons Jim (Lorri) Bennett and John (Nora) Bennett and loving grandchildren Andrew (Renae) Bennett, Jamie and Nicolas Bennett and Ashley and Samantha Bennett.

He was predeceased by his son Joseph Bennett in February 2019.

A private Celebration of Life will be held at Cornerstone Funeral Home.

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Andrea Deleeuw
1962 – 2019
Andrea Valerie Deleeuw, beloved wife of Frank Deleeuw, passed away in Taber on Sunday, July 14, 2019 at the age of 57 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at the First Christian Reformed Church, 3902 Heritage Drive, Taber on Thursday, July 18, 2019 between 6:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.
A private burial service will be held at the Taber Memorial Garden prior to the funeral service.
The Funeral Service will be held at the First Christian Reformed Church, 3902 Heritage Drive, Taber on Friday, July 19, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

Russell Dickie

1931 – 2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Russell Dickie at the age of 88, after a well fought battle with old age.

Russell was born May 29, 1931 in Kerrobert, Saskatchewan. As a young man he started working for the PFRA in Saskatchewan. In 1951, still with the PFRA, he moved to Vauxhall, where he met the love of his life, Julia Rose Unser. Russell and Julie were married in 1956 and had two children. Russell remained in Vauxhall where he was employed by the town of Vauxhall as the town foreman. In 1978, they moved to Lethbridge and Russell finished out his working days with the County of Lethbridge. Russell retired in 1992 and remained in Lethbridge until his passing.

Russell was a very talented carpenter and enjoyed helping the kids with renovation projects. He had been a resident at St. Therese for the past 3 years.

Russell is survived by Julie, his beloved wife of 62 years. Also surviving him are his children Kirk Dickie, Teresa (Dave) Mereski; grandchildren Elliot (Bridgette) Mereski and Graham (Amanda) Mereski; siblings Iva Short, Linda Cardinal and Myrna Vigg.

He was predeceased by his parents Robert and Winnifred Dickie; brother Clifford Dickie; sister Lila Dvorak and brothers-in-law-law Bill Short, Dennis Vigg and Joe Dvorak.

The family would like to thank everyone for their words of kindness. In accordance with Russell’s request, there will be no funeral.

Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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“LES” PAUL FRANK, 39, passed away in Lethbridge on July 9, 2019.

A Family Service will be held at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Tuesday, July 16th at 5:00 p.m. followed by the Wake Service at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve on Wednesday, July 17th, at 11:00 a.m.

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


MARLENE BEVERLY PLEWES, beloved wife of the late Arthur Plewes, passed away peacefully at the St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at the age of 84 years.

A Celebration of Marlene’s Life will be held at THE SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH, 2606 – 16 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor James Wesley officiating.

Interment to follow in Mountain View Cemetery.

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EMILIE LORRAINE VAN LEUKEN, beloved wife of 62 years to Tony Van Leuken of Lethbridge passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Unit on Friday, July 12, 2019 at the age of 82 years.

Besides her loving husband Tony, Lorraine is lovingly remembered by her daughters Karen (Mark) Fisher and Carleen (Jim) Rous, and her sons Gerry (Trudy), Mike (Cathy) and Marty. She leaves to mourn grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and her sisters Tillie O’Donnell and Irene Hammel.

She was predeceased by her parents Ralph and Rosa Hammel, sisters Phyllis Tumback, Rosemarie Brown, and Louisa Wall.

Lorraine thoroughly enjoyed wintering in Maui, Hawaii as well as being the navigator in their many motor coach trips throughout North America. Lorraine was a private person. She was an avid reader and enjoyed being a wife, mother, home maker, friend, and business confidant. She was a kind, compassionate, caring and non-judgmental person who always put her family first. Above all, Lorraine was a real lady. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

The family would like to thank the staff of 3B at the Chinook Regional Hospital, Dr. Walsh and Dr. Roth, and the staff of St. Michael’s Hospice for their kind and compassionate care. A Private Family Service will be held with Deacon Frank Peta officiating.

She will be laid to rest in Mountain View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice or to the Alzheimer Society: #40, 1202 – 2 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0E3.

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