January 18th, 2021

SATURDAY, November 23, 2019

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on November 23, 2019.


ROSE DARLENE BARROWS, beloved wife of Russel Barrows, passed away at the Dulcina Hospice in Calgary on Friday, November 15, 2019 at the age of 82 years.

A Viewing will be held at ST. PETER’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 301 Main Street, Milk River, AB, on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. The Funeral Service will follow at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Kelly Stickel officiating.

Rose will be laid to rest in the Milk River Cemetery.

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


LOUISE LUDWIKA “LUCY” BORON, beloved wife of the late Ted Boron of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at Edith Cavell Care Centre on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at the age of 87 years.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback celebrating.

Following the Mass, Lucy will be laid to rest in Mountain View Cemetery.

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


Aug. 5, 1930 – Nov. 19, 2019

ANNE BRAUN (née Willms), born in Grassy Lake and long-time Lethbridge resident, passed away peacefully while in the care of Sunny South Lodge in Coaldale, on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at the age of 89 years.

A Celebration of Anne’s Life will be held at LETHBRIDGE MENNONITE CHURCH, 4303 – 3 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Ryan Dueck officiating. A reception will follow at the church hall.

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


ANTHONY “TONY” PROSK, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, November 17, 2019 at the young age of 91 years.

Tony is survived by his children, Cheryl (Wally), Dwaine (Kate) and Laurie, his seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren, and his brother, Edward.

He was predeceased by the love of his life, Annie, his daughters, Lisa and Marcy, and his son-in-law, Jerry.

Dad was always working hard to provide for his family and treat us to a vacation every year. He had a green thumb and his gardening skills were widely known wherever he placed his spade.

We would like to thank the wonderful staff at Park Meadows Good Samaritans: you all took such tender and loving care of our Dad. To Dr. Orr and the nursing staff on 4A: bless you all!

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Park Meadows Good Samaritans.

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


JAMES COLIN RIPLEY, beloved husband of Margaret Faye Ripley, passed away with his family by his side at St. Michael’s Health Centre on Friday, November 15, 2019 at the age of 81 years.

Jim was the proud father of two daughters, Lori (Agé) Dejong and Jacquie (Trevor) Kuryvial. His four grandchildren, Rylee (Justin) Coccimiglio, TJ Ripley-Pierson, MaCall Kuryvial and Cole Kuryvial will miss their Papa immensely.

Jim was a devoted family man and enjoyed so many fun adventures with his grandkids. He always put his family first and was a huge influence in their lives and the lives of anyone who knew him well. He loved the outdoors; he was always happiest while camping and fishing with Marg and some of their close friends. Jim was known to most in Taber as Dr. Ripley as he spent 32 years treating patients through his chiropractic practice.

He was a gentle and kind man and he will be sadly missed by so many.

A Private Celebration of Jim’s Life was held at Cornerstone Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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


A. Gerhard Scholten, of Collingwood, ON (formerly of Moose Jaw, SK) passed peacefully, surrounded by family, at the Campbell House Hospice in Collingwood on Friday November 15th, 2019, at the age of 91.

He is survived by his loving wife Dicky; his three daughters, Christel (Marcus) Arleen (Stephen) Andrea (Bobby); eight grandchildren, Lauren, Aidan, Mikan, Kiran, Harris, Teddy, Oliver and Petra; 9 brothers and sisters, Herman Scholten, Jo Vanderveen, Dirk (Hantzen) Scholten, Riek Vanderhoek, Bill (Marjan) Scholten, Diny (George) De Vries, Wilma Kuipers, Ina (Dick) Stronks and Roelof (Dini) Scholten; numerous nieces and nephews and extended family. Gerhard was predeceased by his parents Hendrick Willem and Grada Everdina and his two brothers Hans and Hank. Gerhard was born in Aalten, the Netherlands, immigrating to Canada with his parents and 11 siblings in 1949 to farm in Alberta. Gerhard and Dicky (née Hilgeman) were married in 1971 in the Netherlands. Starting off in Bridgeport CT, they later settled in Moose Jaw, SK where they spent the majority of their lives together raising their three daughters. Gerhard’s interest in learning took him around the globe. He studied, worked and taught as a soil chemist in the US and Uganda, an experience he remembered fondly. Over the years he completed multiple degrees, eventually pursuing a career in clinical chemistry. However, his true passion was working for human rights and social justice. He was very involved in the Moose Jaw chapters of Amnesty International and the Council of Canadians which he founded and chaired with Dicky. He was a frequent contributor to the local newspaper on global issues and volunteered tirelessly to help and support those in need, earning the Peace Medal from the YMCA among other awards and honours. Gerhard was a kind man whose gentle heart was felt by those around him. He was a dependable, patient and loving husband, friend and father, and a beloved Opa. Gerhard’s family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff and volunteers at Campbell House Hospice for their compassionate care as well as to Gerhard’s loving niece Dionne Scholten (Allen) who, along with wife Dicky and daughter Andrea held a constant vigil by his bedside during his final weeks. A Celebration of Life will be held at Trinity United Church in Collingwood on December 7th at 2PM. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice Georgian Triangle https://www.hospicegeorgiantriangle.com/waystogive

Arrangements entrusted to Chatterson Funeral Home, Collingwood.


Grant Stalker
1932 – 2019
Foster Grant Stalker, born April 13, 1932, passed away on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at age 87 years.
The Burial Service will be held at the Taber Memorial Garden, one kilometre north of 64 Avenue on 50 Street, Taber on Friday, November 29, 2019 at 12:00 P.M. A reception will follow at the Royal Canadian Legion, 5205 – 48 Avenue, Taber. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Grant leaves to mourn his passing his children Michele (Sean) Lynn of Calgary, Karen (Kelly) Hegg of Airdrie, Michael (Victoria) Stalker of Calgary and Jill (John) Herasymiuk of Calgary. Also left to mourn are Patricia Felsing; siblings Don, Doug, Verna and Lorna. He was a father, grandfather of fourteen and great grandfather of ten.
Grant spent over thirty years working for Amoco, now BP, beginning as an oil scout and retired as an executive. He cherished those memories to his last breath.
Those wishing to remember Grant in a special way, may contribute directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, Box 2211, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4K7 (www.heartandstroke.ca).
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

STONE, Roger Hardy

October 25, 1939 –November 10, 2019

Roger Hardy Stone passed away peacefully at Good Samaritan’s Prairie Ridge in Raymond, AB on Sunday, November 10, 2019 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was 80 years old. Roger will be missed by many, including his beloved wife of 57 years Mavis. Also grieving the loss of their father and grandfather are daughter Lana Stone and her children Jezzamyn Stone and Brielle Stone-Dumonceaux (Brett Castaldo) and grandson Caison; son Alan Stone (Glenda) and his children Krysta (Kendall) Kleiboer, 3 grandchildren Nixon, Noah and Nash, plus daughters Karina (Jesse) McClyment and Kaylene Stone. He will also be missed by his siblings; Kay (Del-deceased) Standage of Arizona, Maureen (Sherrel) Williams of Cardston and Jack (Janice) of Raymond. Brother-in-law Vede (Karen) Gilchrist of Salt Lake City, sister-in-law Mardonne (Richard) Neiman of Edmonton and numerous nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents, plus sister Margaret Gilchrist and brother Lynn. Born in Lethbridge, AB to Ken and Mary Stone, Roger is the 4th child born in a family of 6 children.Roger dedicated 40 years of his adult life to the hardware store business, where he made many wonderful friends. Proud of his hometown Raymond, he diligently served with the volunteer fireman and EMT for 30 years. Roger had a passion for all sports, esp. hunting, fishing and golf. He excelled at everything he did especially being an excellent gardener and cook (he grew superb tomatoes and made delicious cabbage rolls), giving generously to his family and friends. He will be remembered with love by many. A private service was held at Generations Funeral Home on Thursday, Nov.14, 2019 with interment at Temple Hill Cemetery in Raymond, AB. Donations can be made in his name to any animal charity.

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

Bruno Toews

1942 – 2019

Mr. Bruno Toews of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Helen Toews, passed away peacefully surrounded by loving family and friends, at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at the age of 77 years. Bruno Toews was born to Isaac and Frieda Toews on May 11, 1942 in St. Boniface, Manitoba. He spent a memorable childhood in North Kildonan, Winnipeg with many friends and family living close by. He dedicated his life to Christ at Camp Arnes at the age of 10 and spent many a summer engaging in camp life both as a camper and a counsellor. He met his bride, Helen Dueck, while attending Winkler Bible School and was married in Coaldale on June 5, 1965. Shortly after marriage Dad successfully planted a church in Northern Ontario which he pastored for 7 years. In 1973 he moved to Southern Alberta with his wife and 2 children where the family was completed with the birth of his youngest daughter. He fulfilled his lifelong dream of farming and owned and operated a dairy farm in the Sunnyside area where he remained until 2017. Dad’s pastoral heart was evident as he engaged in church life at the Coaldale MB Church as well as participated in many agriculture boards. His move to town continued to show his love of community as Dad spent tri-weekly gatherings at the local Burger King. Bruno is survived by his beloved wife Helen Toews and his children; Yvonne (Darryl) Groenenboom, Sheldon (Lynn) Toews, Laurali (Carlin) Fehr. He will also be dearly missed by his grandchildren; Spencer, Shelby, Cheyenne (Jeremy), Nikita, Peyton; Eric, Ethan, Faithe (Ryan), Tristan, Eli, Wesley, Everleigh; Sierra, Logan, and Brooke. He is also survived by his brother Richard (Debbie) Toews, his sisters Marian (Henry) Reimer, Naomi (Dennis) Searl, Beverly (Paul) Patterson, brother-in-laws Walter (Naomi) Dueck, John (Frieda) Dueck, Art (Alice) Dueck, Ron (Gloria) Dueck and sister-in-law Elsie (Dave) Wiens, special adopted Japanese daughter Nozomi Inoue as well as many nephews and nieces. A special thank you to the staff of LRH on unit 4B for their care and compassion. Friends and family are invited to pay their respects at 7:00pm, on Monday, November 25, 2019, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPELS, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. An opportunity to share memories about Bruno will begin at 7:30pm. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00pm, on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at the EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH OF LETHBRIDGE, 4717 – 24 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Pastor Gary Burke officiating. A Graveside Service will be held prior at the Royal View Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made at the service to The Gideon’s, PO Box 3619 Stn Main, Guelph, ON N1H 9Z9.

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

Ernest “Ernie” Wiebe

1943 – 2019

Mr. Ernie Wiebe of Lethbridge, formerly of Coaldale, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 15, 2019 at the age of 75 years. Family and Friends are invited to pay their respects between 11:00am and 1:00pm on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. A Celebration of Ernie’s Life will be held from 1:00pm to 4:00pm on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at the ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION, 324 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta. Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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

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