October 23rd, 2020

TUESDAY, November 26, 2019


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on November 26, 2019.

Dylan Coulter

1992 – 2019

Mr. Dylan Sean Coulter of Nobleford passed away at home on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at the age of 27 years. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 3:00pm and 5:00pm, on Thursday, November 28, 2019 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. A Come and Go Reception will be held at 12:00pm, on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at BARONS COMMUNITY HALL, Barons, Alberta. Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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


ERICKSON

William Reed Erickson, beloved husband of the late Doris Erickson, passed away on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at the age of 96 years. Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. on Monday, December 2, 2019 at the Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home, located at 703-13th St. North, Lethbridge Alberta. The family will receive visitors at a viewing on Sunday, December 1 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. or Monday December 2 from 10:00 – 10:45 a.m.

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


Lorraine Gwen Jackson “O’tahkoipi’ksaakii”

Yellow Bird Woman December 16, 1961 – November 24, 2019

Passed away peacefully at Chinook Regional Hospital on November 24, 2019. A Wake service will be held at Lorraine’s Home on Wednesday and Thursday, November 27-28, 2019. A Funeral Service will be held at the Piikani Nation Community Hall on Friday, November 29, 2019, at 11:00 a.m.


Kenneth William Jaffary

February 10, 1931 – November 19, 2019

Our world got a little darker with the recent passing of a bright light. Ken will be forever loved and missed by his wife Alice of 66 years, children Shane (Bev) Jaffary and Darlene (Hal) Chambers. He also leaves behind four grandchildren, five great grandchildren, sister Marion Bourne of Edmonton, sister-in-laws Jean Hankins of Ponoka, Laverne (Victor) Kaupp of Lethbridge, and many nieces and nephews. Ken grew up in Whiskey Gap and has always treasured the foothills and prairie lands of Southern Alberta. He spent the majority of his life in Coutts working as a Customs Officer, riding horses, going on trail rides, and hunting. His greatest love that he was most proud of was raising purebred Simmental cattle on Red Creek Simmental Ranch. His spirit always held strong with the cowboy way, still following his love of professional and amateur rodeo, cowboy poetry, and country music. Ken and Alice loved traveling with their RV, the highlights being two trips to Alaska and many winter trips to Arizona. They moved from Southern Alberta to Salmon Arm, BC to enjoy the mountains, lakes, and family. Ken touched the hearts of many people and had a large circle of friends. He loved to laugh, tell his stories, and will be missed by us all. A celebration of life will be held at a later date in Southern Alberta.


Susan Kimura (Martens)

March 9, 1938 – November 16, 2019

It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to our beloved Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother. She passed away, peacefully, on the morning of November 16, 2019 at the Chinook Regional Hospital, with family by her side.

Mom will be forever and deeply missed by her children Kelly (Michelle) Kimura and Kani (Lane) Jacobson, her grandchildren Deanna, Tanya, Dyson, and Lansing (Ian), her great grandchildren, Rori, Zane, Killian, Emily, and Alivia, her brothers David (Ruth) Martens, George (Ilene -deceased) Martens, and sister Mary (Pete) Loewen. Her brother in law and sister in law George and Grace Oshiro. She will be forever remembered by nieces, nephews, and all those whose lives she touched with her gentle soul, which are too numerous to mention.

Mom was predeceased by her husband, of 51 years, Seiji. Parents Heinrich Martens, and Maria Martens, Father in Law Takeo Kimura, Mother in Law Chito Kimura, her brothers and sisters in law Ben, Jake, Hank (Kay), John, and Bill (Karen), and her sisters and brother in laws Tina (Jake), Helen (Duncan), and Sara (Glen), her nieces Brenda, and Caroline, and nephews Monty, Dennis, and Henry. Brothers in law Harry Kimura, Mace Oshiro, and sister in law Julie Oshiro.

Mom was born in Maloneck, Saskatchewan on March 9, 1938 to Heinrich and Maria Martens. She was 1 of 12 children, the third youngest of them all. They moved to Barnwell, Alberta and eventually settled in Coaldale, where she lived until her passing.

On March 11, 1961 she married Seiji Kimura and together had 2 children Kelly, and Kani. She loved to travel and read, and was an amazing seamstress, so much so that she was requested to sew the wedding, bridesmaids, and graduation gowns for family and friends, through the years. She loved to spend time with family and friends over a good cup of coffee and conversation, and these times will be forever cherished by those whom she leaves behind. Mom was never short on cheekiness, spunk, and sass, and would definitely keep us on our toes with her wit, something that will be forever missed, but never forgotten. She was “Mom” to many of our friends growing up, and she wouldn’t have wanted it any other way. They were always welcome with a smile.

As time went on, and the family grew, she welcomed her grandbabies, and she is, and will always be, eternally proud of the amazing people they have become, and she loved them so very much. With grandchildren, came 5 great grandchildren, and even though distance kept her from seeing them as often as she would have liked, she loved each and every one, and it is a great shame that they will not get to know this amazing woman, but rest assured, they will have their special angel watching over them as they grow, and live their lives, and she will enjoy watching it all from above.

Mom said, shortly before she passed, “Miss me, but not too much”.

We would like to thank Pastors Gary Giesbrecht and Lil Thompson with the Coaldale Mennonite Church for their prayers and support for Mom and our families during this most difficult time.

We would also like to thank all the doctors and nurses of 4B, of the Chinook Regional Hospital, and the CRH ICU who, with their caring, kindness and compassion, helped Mom and our families, make Moms transition just a little less painful. We cannot thank you enough for all you do every day, you all are truly forever angels. Christina Roberts RN with Lethbridge Home Care and Dr. Justin Steed for your help and compassion. We greatly appreciate everything that you have done for Mom.

At Mom’s request, there will be no formal funeral, but we will celebrate Mom’s life in the spring with family and friends, at which time she will be laid to rest with her Father in the Coaldale Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made in memory to the Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation ICU Fund.

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


KORMOS

ZOLTEN JOHN KORMOS, the beloved husband of Cheryl (Seward) Kormos, passed away peacefully at the age of 79, on Friday, November 22nd, 2019 at 4:30 A.M. at the Chinook Regional Hospital.

John is survived by his wife, Cheryl, nephew Ron (Sharon) Kormos and niece Marie (Bob) Halvorson, and his great- nephews Ryan (Amber) Kormos and family, and Darren (Stephanie) Kormos and family.

John & Cheryl spent many enjoyable years at their cabin at Duck Lake, Montana, farming in Nobleford and some winters in Yuma and summers at EZK RV Park in Rexford, Montana while fishing at Lake Koocanusa for the “big” six-inch Kokanee salmon.

John retired from the Lethbridge Correctional Institute after 29 years of service.

He enjoyed music and played the accordion in a band for many years.

John enjoyed hunting with his brother, nephew, and great- nephew. They enjoyed going up north for moose and above all on these trips he loved their Hungarian bacon roasts.

John loved his animals. Over the years he had three yellow labs, a Patterdale Terrier named Coco and now their favorite Chihuahua Terrier cross called Bingo.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lethbridge Animal Shelter: 2405 – 41 Street North, Lethbridge, AB T1H 5W3.

A Graveside Service will be held at MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY (Scenic Drive) on Thursday, November 28th at 11:00 A.M. Those wishing to attend meet at the main entrance by the Eternal Flame.

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


Stuart “Stu” Laurie

1969 – 2019

Mr. Stuart “Stu” Laurie of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Sandy Laurie, passed away at the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary surrounded by his loving family, on Saturday, November 23, 2019, at the age of 49 years. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at 1:00pm, on Saturday, November 30, 2019, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPELS, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. A Celebration of Stu’s Life will be held at 2:00pm, on Saturday, November 30, 2019, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPELS, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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


McALLINDON

MEL McALLINDON, beloved husband of Helen McAllindon, of Lethbridge, passed away at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Unit, on Monday, November 25, 2019 at the age of 79 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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


PHILLIPS

LEONA CATHERINE PHILLIPS, born on April 13, 1932 in Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the age of 87, on November 22, 2019 at the Rockyview Hospital in Calgary surrounded by her loving family.

Leona is survived by her son Thomas (Pat) and three granddaughters Michelle (Craig) Brassard; Tobie (Cory) Oliver; Terri-Jo (Tim) Hulshof, great grandsons Jace, Connor, and Jack Oliver, Keenan Brassard and little Michael Hulshof, and two sisters Karen Faulds and Myrna Ichino.

She is predeceased by her first husband Doug Phillips and her loving companion of 33 years John Trischuk, brothers Esdale, Ivan, Stan (Ida), and Dennis, and sisters Dorothy, Helen, and Sylvia (Donnie).

Leona grew up in Shaughnessy and worked all her life in the payroll department at the Met. She spent many years in the Lethbridge store and then transferred throughout Alberta opening new stores, settling in Calgary where she resided until her passing.

Gram loved her vacations with John in Hawaii and they both loved soaking up the sun and shopping at the markets.

Gram dearly loved her granddaughters and her 5 great grandsons. She never missed a birthday or a special occasion, still driving by herself all the way down from Calgary.

Twice a week Leona looked forward to meeting up with her friends at the mall for lunch, where they would sit for hours and solve all the world problems.

Gram was known for her strong spirit and independence. She enjoyed a happy and healthy life and we will all miss her dearly.

A special thanks to the team at Rockyview Emergency Care Unit, in Calgary.

A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Wednesday November 27, 2019 at SALMON AND SONS FUNERAL HOME, 433 Stubb Ross Road South, Lethbridge (entrance to the airport).

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca


PROCTOR

WILLIAM “BILL” JAMES PROCTOR, beloved eternal companion of Lana Proctor, slipped through the veil to meet his family and friends on the other side; at Milk River Health Centre on Sunday, November 24, 2019 at the age of 93 years.

Besides his loving wife, Bill is survived by his sister, Lorna Johnson; his two daughters, Denise Chaboyer Proctor and Deanna Clarke; his three grandchildren, Candace Clarke, Steven (Aleyah) Clarke Johnsen and Daniel Johnsen; his two great-grandchildren, Haylee & Lily-Ann Clarke Johnsen, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Bill was predeceased by his parents, William Malcolm & Isabella May (née Guild) Proctor, as well as his first wife, Helen Vacey.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to Border Community Wellness Foundation: Box 507, Milk River, AB T0K 1M0.

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


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.


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. 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.


WILLIAMS

June 30, 1938 – November 16, 2019

RODGER GORDON WILLIAMS passed away after a valiant effort for life at St. Michael’s Health Centre on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at the age of 81 years.

Rodger is survived by his son, Brett N. Williams, and his daughter, Vanessa L. Williams. He was an only child but over his lifetime he developed his own ‘sibling’ ties; his friends from far and nearby are Evelyn A. Maupin (USA), Dave & Dee Dee Nishe and Richard Squirres.

He was predeceased by his father, Gordon N. Williams, and his mother, Gean M. Cazimer Williams.

Rodger loved to travel, most commonly to Wendover, Nevada. His friends often called him by his nickname—Big Rodge. His courage, spirit, and sense of humour were with him right until the end. People used to say that he had a wonderful personality and was full of laughter and the joy of life. Rodger worked for the Corps of Commissionaires on a part-time basis until he could no longer walk. He frequented the Lethbridge Casino and loved to meet fellow friends there for morning coffee—and to get that five-dollar senior’s breakfast deal.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS, 1912 – 10 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. with Bishop Sean McLeod officiating.

In lieu of flowers and memory of Rodger, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or CNIB.

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


WITBECK

M.O. (BROWNIE) WITBECK, beloved husband of the late Lavina Witbeck, passed away on November 24, 2019 at the age of 96 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday November 30, 2019 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, RAYMOND STAKE CENTRE, 2N 200W, Raymond, Alberta.

Friends are invited to meet with the family on Friday November 29, 2019 from 7:00-8:00pm at the TAYLOR STREET CHAPEL, 221 N 400W, Raymond, Alberta or prior to the Service on Saturday from 1:00 to 1:45 p.m.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca

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