January 18th, 2021

SATURDAY, December 7, 2019

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on December 7, 2019.

Arthur “Art” Bodie

1938 – 2019

Arthur (Art) Bodie passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Health Centre on Friday November 29th, 2019. A man with a heart as big as his presence, he will be deeply missed by his wife of 62 years, Jackie; his children, Doug (Doris), Mike (Shelley) David (Nancy) Lori (Lawrence) and Ron (Bambi); 13 grandchildren and 3 great- grandchildren, whom he loved dearly and teased mercilessly. He is also survived by his sister, Iris and brother, Gordon. He was pre -deceased by his parents, Jane and Joe; as well as his sister, Yvonne. Art was born at the homestead in Melville, Saskatchewan, where he attended school and worked the chores of the farm. He left the farm at 17 and headed West, eventually settling in Calgary in 1957, where he met the love of his life, Jackie. With Jackie at his side, there was no obstacle he couldn’t overcome. In 1967, they moved to Lethbridge, where they raised their five children instilling in them important life values. He enjoyed spending weekends camping and teaching them the “craft of golf”; he was very proud of each one of them. In their retirement years, Art and Jackie were ardent snowbirds, enjoying all of what Canada and the lower 48 had to offer, in particular, Arizona. It didn’t matter where they were, Art always made a friend. He enjoyed gatherings with friends and family and “there was always room for one more at his table”. The family would like to thank the caring staff and doctors of Lethbridge Regional Hospital, St. Michael’s Health Centre, and the nurses and staff at Lethbridge Home Care Services. At Art’s request, a private family gathering will be held at a later date.

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Richard Chase

1946 – 2019

Mr. Richard Allen Chase, beloved husband of Alice Chase, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on November 26, 2019. A Celebration of Richard’s life will be held at 11:00am, on Saturday, December 7, 2019, at the MCKILLOP UNITED CHURCH, 2329 15 Ave S, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Reverend Trevor Potter and Reverend Rebekah Eckert presiding. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice or to the Rocky Mountain Book Award (RMBA), c/o Box 42 Station Main, Lethbridge, Alberta T1V 3Y4, to assist in the continued promotion of quality Canadian children’s literature, a cause to which Richard was deeply committed. A private family Graveside Service will be held prior in the Mountain View Cemetery.

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Grace Fix

1928 – 2019

Mrs. Grace Fix of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Ralph Fix, passed away on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at the age of 91 years. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm, on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta. Over many years, Grace and Ralph faithfully supported charities in research of cancer treatments. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Grace’s memory to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317 10 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 2M7, or a charity that may be dear to your own heart.

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EMILY MARY HENDERSON, beloved wife of the late John Paul Henderson of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the Edith Cavell Care Centre on Sunday, December 1, 2019 at the age of 104 years.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, on Monday, December 9, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Albert Sayson celebrating.

If desired, memorial tributes may be made to Stars Air Ambulance (Box 570, Calgary, AB, T2E 8M7) or Assumption Catholic Women’s League (c/o All Saints Parish, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, T1K 0P4).

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It is with great sadness and grief that we announce the sudden passing of FERN HILLSTEAD at the Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge on Tuesday, November 26th, 2019, at the age of 76 years.

Fern is survived by Morris, her loving husband of 59 years, her daughters, Kelly Mantler of Lethbridge, Barbara (Bote) Miedema of Abbotsford, and Charlotte Bennett of Calgary; grandchildren and great-grandchildren Robin Bullock, Matt (Kaylie) Mantler and Aaliyah, Danelle Mantler and Seirah, Haley (Aaron) Wierenga and Patrick, Addison and Tanner. She also leaves to mourn, her sisters, Laura Larsen and LouVonne Skjerdal and many in-laws, nieces, and nephews – all special but too numerous to list. Fern was predeceased by her parents, Art and Cora Matters, in-laws Ted and Bessie Hillstead, twin sister Faye Friedrichsen, brother Lloyd Matters, sister Lorraine Neilsen, and other special family members.

Fern was born in Midale, Saskatchewan on October 4, 1943, just a minute or two before her twin sister, Faye, with whom she did everything. When Fern was nine, she suffered severe burns and had to be away from her family for months. She always said that separation from her twin was almost more agonizing than her injuries. The twins continued to do everything together and on July 23, 1960, they were married in a double ceremony. Fern and Morris and Faye and Pete had three children each within a five year period and we all spent much time together. Fern and Morris were in the oilfield service business and never did a young couple work harder. As Fern and Morris and the girls followed the opportunities in the oil field, they were able to live in quite a few places and became expert movers. Fern was a compassionate woman who always championed the underdog, pursued fairness to an exact degree and loved and lived for her family. Nana was often found playing with her grandchildren in the pantry with a flashlight, and later as technology advanced, with her great-grandchildren in the closet with an IPad. Nana always made sure everyone had the treats they liked at family gatherings and loved spending time with each of us.

The past three years have been hard on mom’s health with injuries, illness, and loss of stamina. Mom frequently expressed that she couldn’t have asked for any better care than what Morris provided to her every day and she was grateful to him for making her life easier. We thank the doctors and staff at the CRH ER and attending Paramedics for the excellent care and service provided to this much-loved mother, wife, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Over the past three years we have been to the ER many times and always found the help and support we and mom needed.

A celebration of Fern’s life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, on Saturday, December 14th at 11:00 A.M., with Rev. Pauline Bell officiating. A time of fellowship & refreshments will follow. A private interment will be held at Mountain View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please feel free to contribute to a charity of your choice in Fern’s memory.

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Mr. Chad Hornberger of Fort Macleod, AB., passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 5, 2019, at the age of 42 years. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, at the Fort Macleod & District Community Hall, 301-25th Street, Fort Macleod, AB.


HENRY DALE LOWRY, beloved husband of the late Arlene Passey Lowry, passed away in Cardston, AB on Thursday, December 5th, 2019 at the age of 91 years.

The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, December 14th, 2019 at 11:00 am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Cardston Alberta Stake Centre (338 – 5 Ave East) in Cardston, AB.

Friends may meet the family on Saturday from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service.

Interment in the Taylorville Cemetery.

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

Ross Allan McCune

February 13, 1934 – December 3, 2019

Ross passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at the age of 85 with his wife Addy by his side and surrounded by family. Ross grew up on a farm near Disley, Saskatchewan. At 15 years of age, he left the farm and went to work in Regina, first in the construction industry and then to the dairy industry where he worked for 40 years beginning in Regina, Saskatchewan, transferring to Lethbridge, Alberta and finishing his career in Calgary, Alberta. He met his wife Addy in Regina while he was delivering milk to her place of work. They were married in 1958 and would go on to be married for over 61 years. Ross loved to curl, play golf, go fishing, and in retirement was known to have a “friendly” game of Rummy every morning with Addy. Throughout his life he was also involved in the Elks Club, the Masons and The Shriners where he would go to numerous parades in North America and help raise money for the Shriners Hospitals. He was a loving and supportive father, grandfather and uncle traveling to watch his family no matter the activity – softball, football, baseball, track, soccer, triathlon, basketball, squash, curling, volleyball, piano recitals, or whatever they were involved in – he was there for them cheering them on. He was loved dearly by all who knew him. He was predeceased by his parents, John and Blanche McCune; brothers, Edward (Bernice), Gordon (Edna), Norman and Kenneth; sisters, Dorothy (Art and Joe), Margaret (Lionel), Edna (Chuck and Vestervig), Sadie (Vic) and Florence (William). He is lovingly missed by his wife, Addy; children, Pat (Fae) McCune, Kathy (Tobi) McCune, Karen (Russ) MacKay, and Nancy (Dave) McCune; grandchildren, Carly (Beau), Todd, Ben and Taylor; great-grandchildren Rex and Blake; and siblings, Myrtle Smith, Elsie (John) Collins, Roy (Angie) McCune and Gladys (Don) Grant; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. His family would like to thank the staff at Good Samaritan Society Park Meadows with a special thanks to the caregivers in Cottage 1. Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to Good Samaritan Society Park Meadows, 1511 15th Avenue N, Lethbridge, AB T1H 1W2. Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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Colin Michael McDonald ‘Mike’ passed away peacefully in his sleep on the morning of December 3, 2019 after a brief but strong fight with cancer.

Mike is survived by his wife Wendy-Ann, their children and grandchildren: Rick (Trish) and grandson Caden, Sean (Chelsey), Tony and granddaughter Addisyn, Lanny (Laura) and granddaughter Lillian, Richard Victoria (Jason) and grandchildren Makenna, Jasper and Ashten, his mother Margret, brothers Chris Billy, John, sisters Pat and Jackie, his step mother May, brothers Tim, Danny, and Colin Jr and the many friends he leaves, behind. Mike was predeceased by his father Colin Sr., step-fahter Ken grandson Elijah, brother Richard as well as many other friends and family.

Please join us at the Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home, 703 13 Street North, on Tuesday December 10 at 2pm for Mike’s celebration of life. Flowers are welcome.

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of ANNA MOSER, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend; passed away on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at the age of 93 at the Rockyview Hospital in Calgary.

A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, on Saturday, December 7th at 11:00 A.M., with The Reverend Canon Erin Phillips officiating. Private interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Following the interment, a reception will be held at Cornerstone Funeral Home.

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