January 21st, 2021

SATURDAY, August 3, 2019

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on August 3, 2019.


SHERI LYNNE DORAN, beloved wife of Mike Doran of Lethbridge, passed away in Lethbridge on Friday, August 2nd, 2019, at the age of 54 years.

Arrangements will be announced early next week.

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Vernon Meek

1933 – 2019

Vernon Murray Meek of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Dora (Goller) Meek, passed away peacefully on July 22, 2019 at the age of 86 years. Besides his loving wife of 63 years, Vern is survived by his son Terry (Cheryl Bernard) of Calgary; daughter Andrea (Geoff) Cox of Lethbridge; daughters-in-law Marie of High River and Yolanda of Yuma Colorado; thirteen grandchildren Kevin (Holly), Teresa (Tyler), Darren (Blayne), Andrew (Brianna), Matthew (Kasey), Justin (Lisa), Evan, Connor, Jared (Jai me) Cox, Kennedy (Dave) Cox, Courtney (Dillan) Cox, Shannon (Andrew) Lanigan, Jody (Kristi) Osmond; sister Shirley Jeffries, sisters-in-law Thelma and Patricia Meek, as well as 17 great grandchildren. Vern was predeceased by his sons Brian and Greg; parents Edith and Stan Meek; brothers Ron and Ken and sister Marilyn Hurd. Vern was born in Nipawin, Saskatchewan, on January 1, 1933 to Stanley and Edith Meek. He graduated from Nipawin High School in 1951, and from the School of Agriculture in Saskatoon in 1953, then went farming in The Pas, MB for a few years. Vern worked as a butcher in Tompkins, SK, where he met the love of his life, Dora. They purchased a dry-cleaning plant in Gull Lake but after severely breaking his ankle he decided a career change was due and enrolled at the University of Saskatchewan, graduating with Distinction in Civil Engineering. He did so while working and helping raise their two oldest sons, Brian and Greg. Vern began work as a design engineer at the Bridge Branch of the department of highways in Regina, then in 1964 he took a position as a design engineer with Con-Force. Vern and Dora added two more children to their family (Terry and Andrea) during this time. The family then transferred with Con-Force to Edmonton in 1968 and then to Calgary in 1972 to work with Portland Cement as their Southern Alberta Field Engineer. By 1974, yearning for a return to the rural life, Vern and Dora purchased a farm near Acme, AB, building a successful hog and grain operation from 1974-2000. The Annual Meek Family Pig Roast became a much-anticipated event for the neighbors. Vern, Dora and their family enjoyed making many lifelong friends along their journeys. Vern had many interests and was always up for a new challenge or a spirited discussion! He earned his pilots license and purchased a Cessna 4 seater which he flew with much enjoyment. Politics were always a great interest and he ran in the provincial election for the Western Canada Concept Party in 1982. He served as a chairman of the Alberta Pork Board in the 80’s during the “pork wars” and was proud to have participated in negotiating and signing the Tripartite agreement with the Federal Ministers of Agriculture. He participated in the Elks club of Acme, curling, (designed the Acme Curling Rink), baseball umpires of Alberta, coached baseball, played on the Seniors Slow-pitch team, and was a lifetime member of APPEGA. He was a competitive billiards player and was an avid golfer who was proud to have shot lower than his age many times. They sold the farm in 2000, and moved to Lethbridge, wintering in Needles CA, and then in Mesa AZ for over 20 years. They were lucky to have enjoyed travelling to Romania, Australia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, and took the whole family on 3 wonderful vacations to Hawaii, Whitefish and the Mayan Riviera. A Celebration of Life will be held from 2-4pm, on Monday, September 9, 2019, at the LETHBRIDGE COUNTRY CLUB, 101 Country Club Road South, Lethbridge. There will be an opportunity to share your special memories of Vern. Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Chinook Regional Hospital ICU, 960 19 St S, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 1W5, or Jack Ady Cancer Centre, 960 19 St S, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 1W5.

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August 8, 1942 – June 17, 2019

It is with sad hearts we mourn the passing of Peter John Perich.

He grew up in Picture Butte on the family farm where his childhood dream was to be a truck driver, which he was for most of his life but always a cowboy at heart.

Celebration Of Life

Indus Rec. Center

August 8, 201-, 2pm

Indus, Alberta 255155 Range Road 281A

Steve Raz

1931 – 2019

Mr Steve Raz of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Mrs Joyce Ann Raz, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at the age of 88 years. Steve was predeceased by his parents Stephen and Veronika Raz, brother Zolton (“Oly”) and sister Olga. Steve was born, raised and retired in Lethbridge. He was an active member of the Paradise Canyon Golf Course and strived to “shoot his age” up until his passing. Steve and Joyce worked hard and enjoyed their business partnership in Bio-Temp Scientific (designing and manufacturing controlled environmental chambers). Steve obtained his BA in Economics, Political Science from Michigan State University. Hockey was an important part of Steve’s life and he loved playing for the Michigan State Spartans (1951-55), Medicine Hat Tigers (1950-51), and the Lethbridge Native Sons (1947-49; who were Western Canadian Champions in 1948-49). A Celebration Of Steve’s Life will take place in the Fall. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made in Steve’s name to the Michigan State University Spartan Fund (Hockey Program), 550 S. Harrison Rd., East Lansing, MI 48823 OR Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation, 960 – 19 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 1W5

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Edward (Ted) Skene, beloved husband of the late Eva Skene passed away after a lengthy illness on July 25th, 2019 at the age of 91 years. Besides his loving wife Eva, Ted is survived by his daughters Lynda (Werner) Skene and Cindy (Barry) Welsh, grandchildren Rob Welsh, Christy (BJ) Boot, Wes (Zoe) Skene, great grandchildren Brady, Jordy, Kody Welsh, Josh, Ali, Tanner, Nikki, Jaxson, Nathan Boot, Addison, and Belle Skene. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish may make donations to the Fort Macleod Community Support Beds, P.O. Box 520, Fort Macleod, AB T0L 0Z0


Shirley Diane Tamaki, loving wife of Jack Tamaki of Lethbridge, passed away at home on July 29, 2019 at the age of 65 years. Service will be held at Hays Cemetery in Hays AB on August 3, 2019 at 11:00 am with lunch to follow at Hays Senior Centre.

To send condolences, please visit http://www.generationsfh.ca


After a very brief stay at the Chinook Regional Hospital, Lawrence Fredrick Turner, peacefully passed from this life on July 29, 2019 at the age of 90 years. Lawrence is the beloved husband of Norma Dahl Turner.

Along with Norma, his wife of 67 years, Lawrence is survived by his five children Douglas (Kathy) Turner, Sharon (Max) Wendorff, Renae Stepple, Bruce (Wendy) Turner, and David (Julia) Turner, 14 grandchildren, and 21 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sister Janet Alston, granddaughters Miranda Hicken, Tabitha Stepple and great grandson Parker Turner-Colling.

Lawrence was born on August 30, 1928 in Magrath, Alberta. He was the oldest child of George and Thelma. Magrath was home to Lawrence and his sister Janet until August 1945 when the family relocated to Raymond. He graduated from Raymond High School on May 2, 1949 and went on to serve a full time mission in the South Carolina area, for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. After his mission, he began his university education and continued on to earn a Master’s Degree. Later in life Lawrence served another mission with his beloved Norma, in the Halifax, Canada mission.

Lawrence was a longtime resident of Raymond, and Lethbridge, where he was a teacher at Raymond Jr. High, Winston Churchill and LCI. He loved sports and coached girl’s basketball in Lethbridge and Raymond for many years, and for a time he and Norma operated the Waterton Lakes National Park golf course as well as the Raymond Golf Course.

Lawrence was a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He actively served in church callings throughout his entire life and had an unwavering testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ. He leaves behind a legacy of family, faith and service. He will be remembered as an active family historian, with an abiding love for those who went on before him, and those he leaves behind.

Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at the Taylor Street Chapel, located at Raymond, Alberta on Monday, August 5, 2019, between 7:00 and 8:00 p.m. or prior to the funeral service from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m.

Funeral service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, TAYLOR STREET CHAPEL (221 N 400W) in Raymond, Alberta on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Temple Hill Cemetery, in Raymond.

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Gerrit Vos

1932 – 2019

Mr. Gerrit Vos of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Rika Vos, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, August 1, 2019, at the age of 87 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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