January 16th, 2021

SATURDAY, November 9, 2019

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on November 9, 2019.


It seems disingenuous to distill the entirety of a life down to so few written words, and what a life it was. From humble beginnings in Flin Flon, Manitoba, to stock car racing in Calgary. From long haul trucking to business ownership and everything in between. It seemed there was nothing he couldn’t do and couldn’t fix, mechanical or otherwise, as long as it was made before the 2000s. And though he began hundreds of projects, never finishing any of them, he was never too busy to stop what he was doing if someone needed help, family or otherwise. LAWRENCE BLAINE BAILEY passed away the evening of November 5, 2019, my father, a man who loved his wife and children, now gone, will never be forgotten.

At Lawrence’s request, no funeral service will be held.

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RAMONA “MONA” LILLIAN BEGLAW passed away peacefully at Piyami Place in Picture Butte, on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at the age of 86 years.

Mona was loved by all who knew her. She and her beloved husband, Hank, raised their family in Monarch. She enjoyed crafting, knitting and crocheting and was famously known for her doilies. Mona loved to cook. Everyone will remember her from B-B Drive in next to Hanks service station in Monarch. Mona also loved camping and traveling with Hank in their many trailers and motorhomes. Her favourite trip was with her brother and sister-in-law, Murray and Donna, when they toured Alaska.

Mona is survived by her son, Tracy (Carol) Beglaw, her brother, Murray (Donna) Ross, her grandchildren, Jody Heebner (Barry), Jennifer (Chris) Lange, Tammy (John) Wilgus, Lonny (Darla) Beglaw, Kyrie (Chris) Cragg and Crysie Hadley. She is also survived by her great-grandchildren, Ryden Yackulic, Sawyer Heebner, Walker and Denver Lange, Dallas and Kale Gardner, Tristen Olsen, Jayde and Kayden Beglaw, Liam, Taylen and Tiana Cragg and Jayla, Grayson and Brynnique Hadley, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents, Louis and Winnie Ross, as well as her husband, Robert “Hank” Beglaw and their two sons, Barry and Darcy.

Many thanks to the staff at Piyami Lodge and Piyami Place for the wonderful care they provided to Mona over the past ten years.

At Mona’s request, no formal funeral service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society: #40, 1202 – 2 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0E3.

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Jacoba Franken

1932 – 2019

Mrs. Jacoba Franken of Picture Butte, beloved wife of the late Mr. Meeuwis Franken, passed away at the Bethesda Care Home, on Thursday, November 7, 2019, at the age of 87 years. Condolences will be held from 7:30pm to 8:30pm, on Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am, on Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at the REFORMED CONGREGATION OF NORTH AMERICA, Monarch, Alberta, with Elder P. Wander, officiating. Interment to follow in the Archmount Cemetery.

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STEWART GERALD GILBORN, born March 23, 1942, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge on Nov 2, 2019 after a lengthy battle with cancer.

He is survived by his daughter LaRae (Wayne) Murphy of Duchess, grandchildren, Brett, Kasey, Leah (Caleb), daughter-in-law Karen Gilborn, grandchildren, Madison, Shelby, Jonathon of Duchess, sister-in-law Neva (Robert) McNab of Lethbridge, sister Beryl Sudo (Bob), brothers Garry Gilborn (Diane), Rick Gilborn, (Ilene), Brian Gilborn, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife Gayla, son Layne, parents Dan and Eva.

My feisty father lived a full life, married 52 years to his greatest love, Gayla. When mom passed away in 2016, this left an unimaginable and at times unbearable hole in his heart. Friends and family visiting was his salvation. He had many lasting, loyal friendships, people who kept in touch over time and great distances as he was a great conversationalist, with endless funny sayings and stories we will always cherish.

Dad was an avid sports guy; fastball, fishing, and curling kept him active and connected socially. Summers were meant for camping with extended family, Lake 5 being a favorite. Golfing in Palm Springs provided a winter break. He reminisced often about his basketball days growing up in Coutts; perhaps this is why he chose a career teaching Phys Ed, leaving a better paying job at Lethbridge Brewery to return to University. Supporting his young wife and two children while at school fulltime, was not easy. His work ethic and commitment to both: admirable.

His teaching career spanned 31 years, with many moves and a final stint at University to get his Masters, settling in Brooks in 1979 as Principal of the new Griffin Park School. Our home was the focus of many staff parties and family get-togethers; he could whip up an excellent prime rib and French onion soup! He had a huge heart when it came to youth, none being more important than his own children and later grandchildren. Griffin Park became the hub of fundraising efforts for the Children’s Dreams Foundation. He was so proud of Brooks and the surrounding community for their generous support of these auctions. Always community-minded, Dad was a long time Kinsmen member, serving on City Council and – from the look of his resume – Chaired and Directed everything. He supported many local fundraisers, especially Ducks Unlimited, as he loved pheasant hunting.

Dad retired from teaching in 2000, working alongside his son Layne in house construction until relocating to Lethbridge; a move for Mom, he would say. As he slowed down, reading a book a day was not uncommon, but he always preferred a phone call or visit and looked forward to outings and company. Not one to mince words, ferociously independent to the end, and steadfast in his beliefs, he respected integrity and intelligence. He believed in giving back and pulling one’s weight. To a life well-lived, Dad – Rest easy.

A family service will be held on November 18 in Lethbridge. In lieu of flowers, dad would love it if you helped a child in need or, donations to Canadian Cancer Society, 317 – 10th St. South Lethbridge, AB T1J 2M7 – http://www.cancer.ca, would be appreciated.

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JACOBUS “JAKE” GROENENBOOM, beloved husband of Elizabeth “Betsie” Groenenboom, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at St. Therese Villa on Thursday, October 31, 2019 at the age of 88 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at ST. ANDREW’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 1818 – 5 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 12:00 Noon with Reverend Hugh Jack officiating.

A Private Family Burial will take place at Mountain View Cemetery.

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It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of DANIEL R. JOHNSON, beloved husband of Janis Johnson, of Lethbridge, on Saturday, November 2, 2019, at the age of 74 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH OF LETHBRIDGE, 4717 – 24 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Dave Acree officiating.

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Passed away on October 25, 2019. Beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Born in Innisfail, Alberta to Annie and Clarence Layden on August 11, 1928. Predeceased by husband Robert Knight and partner Chester Knight. Mom was devoted to all the loves in her life. Family, friends, teaching and her passion for art, quilting and golf. Her door was always to open to anyone needing a bit of respite, a warm meal or a room for a time.

Elva is survived by her children Clarence and Marj Knight, Lois and Alan Nieboer, Terry and Bob Pavan, Janet Quesnel and Bryan Boyce, Tom and Frances Knight; 17 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. She was part of a large family that includes many cousins, nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly.

As per her wishes, a celebration of life will be held when the grass is green and the weather is mild enough for a picnic and ball game.

Barbara Lacey

1938 – 2019

Dr. Barbara Ann Lacey of Lethbridge, Alberta, beloved wife of the late Dr. Ronald Arthur Lacey, passed away suddenly on September 19, 2019, at the age of 81 years. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at ST. AUGUSTINE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, 411 11 St S, Lethbridge, Alberta, with The Reverend Canon James Robinson officiating. Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, please consider memorial donations to the Allied Arts Council of Lethbridge, 318 7 St S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 2G2, or St. Michael’s Health Centre, 1400 9 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4V5.

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Danielle Lindeman

1981 – 2019

Danielle Lindeman beloved daughter of Brian and Delores Lindeman passed away peacefully after a long courageous battle with cancer November 4, 2019 at the age of 38. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, November 9, 2019, at ST. PETER’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 301 Main Street NW, Milk River, Alberta, with Reverend Marion Martin officiating.

Please help us support the wonderful programs at Well Spring which Danielle loved so much. Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to Well Spring Calgary, 1404 Home Road NW, Calgary, Alberta T3B 1G7, 403 524 5292 http://www.wellspringcalgary.ca

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BO HING LUK, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away on Thursday, October 31, 2019 at the age of 92 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 2:00 P.M.

Bo will be laid to rest following the service at Mountain View Cemetery.

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Marie Haig

1933 – 2019

Marie passed away peacefully at home in Stony Plain, Alberta on November 2, 2019. She is survived by her loving daughters, Joanne (Ed) and Jennifer and son, Tom (Laurent); grandchildren, Aaron, Vanessa (Ryan), Justin (Vanessa), Garrett, Julie (Adam) and Michael (Alyssa); great grandchildren Maïsha; Jovyn; Soleia; Kyver; Layla, Harper, and Declan; as well as sisters Dorothy (Jack) and Rosalind (Bill); several sisters and brothers-in-law, and many nieces and nephews. Marie was devoted to her late husband (Dr. T. H. Brian) and family. She also enjoyed numerous activities with friends, was an avid golfer and birdwatcher, and supported many charitable causes. She grew up in Lethbridge and received her training as a laboratory technician at the North West Institute of Medical Technology in Minneapolis. Following Brian’s graduation from medical school, they spent several years in Montreal where she worked at the Montreal General Hospital prior to having children. After a short period in Lethbridge, she and Brian relocated to Saskatoon where they raised their family. Active participation in social and community activities were important to her and Brian during their many years in Saskatoon and they maintained close ties with fellow faculty members and spouses from the College of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan following Brian’s retirement in 2000. She will be dearly remembered as a caring person with a sunny personality and great generosity of spirit. A family memorial is being held in Stony Plain on Saturday, November 9. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society (cancer.ca/en/donate/). Arrangements in care of Serenity Funeral Service.

MITCHELL, Toshi Jane

August 14, 1947 – October 24, 2019

Toshi passed away peacefully on October 24, 2019 at the age of 72 years. She was born in Lethbridge, Alberta to Sueji and Kimiyo Furukawa and grew up in Iron Springs, Alberta. She went to high school at Picture Butte and trained as a Registered Nurse at Saint Michaels Hospital in Lethbridge, Alberta. After graduation in 1968 she moved to Calgary where she worked at the Holy Cross Hospital. She traveled to Europe for an adventure with friends from nursing school and after returning to Calgary, she worked at the Calgary General Hospital. She met and married Fred Mitchell on November 6, 1971 and subsequently had their son, Jeffery, in 1974 and daughter, Shawna, in 1976. After being a stay at home mother for a few years Toshi returned to work at the Calgary General Hospital. Later, she worked at Peter Lougheed Centre. She worked until her retirement in 2007. Toshi and Fred enjoyed camping in their RV and went on several trips to various countries. Toshi is survived by her husband Fred, son Jeffery (Angela), Hayden, Harrison, daughter Shawna (Christopher) Cole, and Ella. Toshi was diagnosed with later stage liver disease three years ago. It progressed slowly at first, but very rapidly in the last few months. She died at the Chinook Hospice where she was cared for in her last 13 days. We would like to thank the staff at the hospice who all gave very loving care to our Toshi. Toshi requested that no funeral service be conducted. She is to be interred with her mother in Lethbridge. Toshi was a devoted sister, wife, mother, nurse, and friend and will be missed by all of us.

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condolences may be shared with Toshi’s family through http://www.evanjstrong.com.

Arrangements in care of



It is with the saddest of hearts that we announce the passing of our Mom, DUNELDA NESBIT, beloved wife of the late Bill Nesbit, on October 28, 2019 at Legacy Lodge in Lethbridge, AB at the age of 89 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Glenda Wert officiating.

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After a long and courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease, JACK ROBERTS passed away peacefully in the early hours on Monday, November 4, 2019 at the age of 89 years.

Jack Roberts was born in Fort Saskatchewan, AB on May 17, 1930. He was the youngest of three boys born to Ella and David Roberts. He will be fondly remembered by his much loved wife Carole; daughters Melissa (Wally) Clarke, Lynn Wells, and Lori (Arthur) Lubin; four grandchildren, Steven Wells, Katelyn (Barry) Olsen, Leah Wells, and Keaton Lubin; and his great-grandchildren Liv Olsen and Kohler Olsen will miss him greatly. He loved and will be missed by his nieces and nephews Patti (Neil) Martin, Jane Roberts, Glynis Roberts, Cathy Parmeter, Michael Roberts, and Patrick Roberts.

After finishing university, Jack taught junior high school for 25 years in Calgary, Ghana, and Victoria, BC. Following his retirement, he had a successful career in real estate. His great interest in all things military led to long service with the Calgary Highlanders, achieving the rank of Major. He continued to read military history for the rest of his life (combining two passionate interests). Jack’s love of aviation led to his obtaining a private pilot’s license, and in later life, a life membership in the Windy West RC Flying Club, flying remotely controlled planes.

Jack and Carole travelled for many years in their motor home, exploring Arizona, California and many Canadian destinations. Jack loved a hand of bridge and looked forward to cribbage nights with Bob Clay, as well as with his grandchildren.

Jack had a zest for life and an ease with people that made them feel instantly comfortable. His hospitality was legendary and he loved his family and friends without reserve.

A Celebration of Jack’s Life will be held at SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH, 1011 – 4 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Ruth Preston Schilk officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Parkinson Association of Alberta, Lethbridge Region, Box 333, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 3Y7 or a charity of your choice.

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Nancy Setoguchi
1931 – 2019
Nancy Kikue Setoguchi, beloved wife of Ken Setoguchi, passed away in Taber on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at the age of 88 years.
A private family service will be held at the Buddhist Temple of Southern Alberta on Tuesday, November 12, 2019.
The Celebration of Nancy’s life will be held at the Heritage Inn, 4830 – 46 Avenue, Taber on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 3:00 P.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers and Koden, memorial tributes in Nancy’s name may be made directly to the Lions Foundation of Canada Guide Dogs, 152 Wilson Street, Oakville, Ontario L6K 0G6 (www.dogguides.com).
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

Beryl Solly

1931 – 2019

Beryl Doreen Solly, beloved wife of the late Henry Arthur Solly, passed away suddenly at Chinook Regional Hospital surrounded by her family on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at the age of 88 years. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her, especially her family. Beryl is survived by her daughter Angela (Byrnie) Bodnaruk; grandchildren Amanda (Kris) Macdonald, David (Helen) Solly, Charla Solly as well as her great-grandchildren Ryan, Britney, Berlynn, Bladen and Bayne. Beryl was predeceased by her son Bernard Solly. A huge thank you to the emergency staff and the staff on 4A, especially the two very special nurses that took care of my grandma prior to her passing. Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels and has already taken place.

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