January 22nd, 2021

WEDNESDAY, December 11, 2019

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on December 11, 2019.

Clarence “Junior” McHugh

(August 27, 1927 – December 7, 2019)

Clarence “Junior” McHugh, passed away peacefully at the Sagewood Nursing Home in Strathmore on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at the age of 92 years. A wake service for Clarence will be held on Friday, December 13 at the Gordon Yellow Fly Memorial Arbour in Siksika at 4 PM. The funeral service will be held at the Arbour on Saturday, December 14 at noon. All are welcome.


JOE GILLETT SR., beloved husband of the late Edna Grace Gillett, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital surrounded by his family on Monday, December 9, 2019 at the age of 91 years.

Joe is survived by his loving children, Connie & Rick Larson, Sandi & Scott Jeffery, and Joe & Wendy Gillett, all of Lethbridge. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Nicole Larson, Ryan Larson, Deanna Kazakoff and Gage Gillett, as well as his great-grandchildren, Opal Kazakoff, Vienna Gillett and Andrew Gillett.

He was predeceased by his parents, George W. & Charlotte Gillett, and his brothers, George A. Gillett and Roger Gillett.

Many testaments to Dad are the buildings he constructed with his high level of attention to detail. Several of those buildings stand today as his legacy; Sisters of St. Martha’s Retreat (1966), Sportsplex (1975), and CPR Car Shop (1984) to name a few. In addition to his working career, his interests varied from playing golf and cribbage to participating in the Kiwanis Festival.

Mom & Dad’s greatest enjoyment in life was spent in Mesa, AZ and at the lake. In later years after Mom’s passing, Dad’s lifeline and comfort was his family, friends, and staff at the Fairmont Extendicare–they all kept the revolving door turning.

Exceptional care was given to Dad by many different groups and people. We would especially like to thank the staff at Fairmont Extendicare, the Chinook Regional Hospital, Dr. Sommerfeldt and the team at the Wound Clinic, the Lethbridge HandiBus, and Lethbridge Home Care.

A Visitation will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 7:00 P.M.

A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME on Friday, December 13, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Trevor Potter officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Joe’s memory may be made to the Lethbridge Food Bank or the Interfaith Food Bank.

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

Lyle Lawson
1941 – 2019

Lyle Maxwell Lawson, passed away in Taber on Monday, December 9, 2019 at the age of 78 years.
The service in celebration of Lyle’s life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, 5205 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Lyle is survived by his children Val (Garry) Repas of Bow Island and their children Anita (Gavin), Darren (Kayla) and Karmyn (Kyle) and their families; Sherri Hoy of Sylvan Lake and her children Devin and Jessica and their families; Wes (Debbie) Lawson of Taber and their children Mackenzie (Patrick) and Tylyn (Daniel); sisters Ava and Nora.
He was predeceased by his parents Max and Vera Lawson; brothers Mervyn, Jim, Arthur and John; sisters Myrtle, Mary May, Velma and Vivian; friend and partner Betty Schmidt.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Lyle’s name may be made directly to the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #20, 5205 – 48 Avenue, Taber, Alberta T1G 1S8 or the Alberta Lung Association, Box 4500, Station South, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 6K2 (www.ab.lung.ca).
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


HENRY DALE LOWRY, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 5, 2019 in Cardston AB, just one day after his 91st birthday.

Dale was born the second son, of Nathan (Nate) and Mary Lowry in Cardston AB, on December 4, 1928. He met his sweetheart, Arlene Passey, in Calgary while they were both going to school and were later married on June 30, 1949. Together they had 6 children. Dale and Arlene started their life together on a homestead in Taylorville and over the course of their lives together, lived in several places all over Alberta. Dale worked for Calgary Power, later changed to TransAlta, in various capacities. He ended his career back in Cardston, where he served as manager. While in Cardston, he served as a Town Councillor, and volunteered on several committees and boards, including the Temple Rededication, Friends of the Remington Carriage Centre, Kimball Park Improvement, and Cardston Historic Society. In 1990, Dale had the opportunity to drive the carriage that carried Queen Elizabeth II at Spruce Meadows during her royal visit. He was named Citizen of the Year in 2007 in honour of his many contributions to the community. Dale’s family has now grown to 164 members and continues to increase. Dale’s years of service to his family and community have been one of his greatest joys and sources of accomplishment in his life. He has been a devoted son, brother, uncle, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and great-great grandfather. He has served faithfully in several callings in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and has always put the needs of others before himself. Dale will be remembered as a kind hearted and selfless man. His pure and unconditional love knew no bounds and has truly been an example of good to those that knew him. Dale was predeceased by his parents and siblings; Edwin, Wallace, Nathan Harold, Lawrence Jay, James Nelson, Donald Dee, his loving wife Arlene, just two weeks shy of their 62nd anniversary, second wife Maxine Easthope, son-in-law Michael Livingstone, great grandchildren; Devon Livingstone, Honey Mary Hunt and great-great grandchild Miles Scroggins. He is survived by his siblings; Allan, Barbara Rands and David and his children; Linda (John) Livingstone, Debra (Blair) Layton, Jayne Livingstone, Ginny (Rick) Williams, Tom (Ammi) and Bob (Dana) as well as 34 grandchildren and 82 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grand children.

Dale will be missed and forever loved.

The Funeral Service will be held in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Cardston Alberta Stake Centre, 338 5th Ave. E. in Cardston on Saturday, December 14th, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Friends may meet the family at the Church Saturday, December 14th, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. prior to the Service. Interment in the Taylorville Cemetery.

The family wishes to thank the care givers and medical staff at Lee Crest Cottage 1 for their attention and gentle care given to Dale during his 26 months with them, as well as Legacy Funeral Home for their assistance.

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

Anne Olson

1926 – 2019

A limb has fallen from our family tree. Anne Olson passed away at the Good Samaritan Garden Vista Memory Care Cottage in Magrath, Alberta, on Saturday, December 7, 2019, at the age of 93 years. Anne Olson began her journey in this world on August 18th, 1926 in Soszno, Pinsk, Poland. She was the youngest of two children born to Aleksander and Viera Malyszcziki. Anne’s older brother Nick, 4 years her senior, sadly was a casualty of the second world war, passing two weeks before the war ended. Anne was educated in Poland and worked in Germany. While living in Europe, Anne learned to speak Polish, German, Russian and Ukrainian. Living through the hardships of World War II prompted Anne to emigrate to Canada. She travelled across the Atlantic Ocean, landing in Halifax on April 23rd, 1949 with her young son Genady (Ken). Traveling even further across Canada Anne chose to settle in Southern Alberta. Unable to speak English initially, Anne found work as a laborer in the sugar beet fields before moving to a farm in Warner in 1950 where she lived until 2017. Warner was where she learned to speak English and she found her true calling – Farm life. Anne loved gardening, growing a large vegetable garden every year. Flowers were her joy with Gladiolas being her favorite flowers. She raised a variety of animals and even picked rocks in the fields. She also loved to quilt and crochet. Her pieces were works of art. Anne also loved to sing and dance. Anne was truly fearless, a hard worker and one of a kind. There is nothing she would not attempt. Including making homemade wine. Anne was also an amazing cook. She was well known for her ability to set a feast on her table when company came calling. Anne had a gift for making the most delicious cabbage rolls and perogies. Her grandchildren loved Grandma’s homemade bread and homemade jam. Anne Olson was a mother, grandmother, great grandmother and a great, great grandmother. She was a complex personality who was strong willed, feisty and passionate in her views. She either liked you or she did not. Some still wonder on which side they stood. After 63 years on the farm, June 2017 Anne moved into The Good Samaritan’s Garden Vista Assisted Living residence in Magrath Alberta. February 2019, Anne was transferred to the Good Sam’s Memory Care Cottage where her journey across two continents ended. Anne Olson’s family wish to extend their heartfelt gratitude to everyone associated with Good Sam’s in Magrath for the extraordinary care, love and compassion shown her during her years at the facility and in her final days. Thank you also to Dr. Kenneth Dahl and the on-call doctors for their support. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at 11:00am, on Saturday, December 14, 2019, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. Anne requested a Graveside Service with family and close friends. This will be held at 1:00pm, on Saturday, December 14, 2019, at the WARNER CEMETERY, Range Rd 173, Warner, Alberta, with Pastor Jason Carroll officiating. Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Good Samaritans Garden Vista Magrath Memory Care Cottage – attention Lori Sanford, 37 East 2 Ave N, Magrath AB T0K 1J0.

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

Peggy Takashima

1941 – 2019

It is with regret and sadness that we announce the passing of Peggy Anne (nee FRY) Takashima, dearly beloved wife of George Masazo Takashima, at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Unit on Saturday, December 7, 2019, at the age of 78 years. Besides her loving husband George, Peggy is survived by her daughters Cheryl (Paul) Lenthall, Arlene (Joe) Yakielashek and son Raymond (Yvette) Takashima; eight grandchildren, Robyn (Richard) Miller, Kyle Knodel and Graham Lenthall, Brendan and Kayla Yakielashek, Chandra (Duncan), Jessie-Rae, and Kiernan Takashima; and two great grandchildren Ethan and Kataleya. She is also survived by one brother, John Fry, a nephew and three nieces. Peggy Anne was born in Holland, MB, to the late Shirley and Clifford Fry. She grew up in Holland and Winnipeg, MB. After graduating from Churchill High School in Winnipeg, she went to work at London Life Insurance Co. When she moved to Pinawa, MB, she was secretary to the reactor engineers at Whiteshell Nuclear Research Establishment. She worked in law firms in The Pas, MB, and in Pembroke, ON. She partnered with a good friend of hers and opened and ran Grampa John’s Drive Inn in Winnipegosis, MB. While living in Yorkton, SK, she was manager of the Yorkton Tourism Association. In Brandon, MB, she worked as a paraoptometric assistant. Peggy was a quick learner and put her whole mind to learning new things. Peggy enjoyed socializing with her friends – old and new alike. She enjoyed curling, golfing, and taking walks hither and yon. She enjoyed playing bridge and was active in several bridge groups in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Peggy loved to travel and made two trips to Europe and several to Japan. She enjoyed hosting Japanese female students who came to Lethbridge to study at the college and university. Wherever she lived – in ten communities across the prairie provinces and Ontario – she was deeply involved in the life and work of each community. In the past twenty-five years living in Lethbridge, she became involved in numerous community organizations, including Friends of the Library and the Lethbridge Branch of Blankets for Canada. In particular, she was highly involved in Lions Clubs International – over fifty years as an active Lion. At the time of her passing, she was active in the West Lethbridge Lions Club. Church and faith meant a lot to Peggy. She was active in the Southern AB Japanese United Church in Lethbridge. Over the years, she was deeply involved in the life and work of the church at the Presbytery and Conference levels in the three prairie provinces. When Peggy committed herself to work on a committee, she was right in there and tackled the various issues that may arise in committee work. She spent many years on the Waterton Lake United Church Camp Board and served as treasurer for a few years. We will miss her presence among us. She kept the family together and was always ready to share her wisdom and understanding on a variety of issues and topics. May our Lord and Saviour be with her and with the family members. Rest in peace, Peggy. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, December 12, 2019, at the ITALIAN CANADIAN CULTURAL CENTRE, 1511 St. Edward Blvd North, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Pastor Eva Stanley officiating. Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Southern AB Japanese United Church, 821-9 Street North, Lethbridge, Alberta, or to the West Lethbridge Lions Club, 2808 5 Avenue North, Lethbridge, Alberta. Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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


The kindest, sweetest of all angels departed from this earth on December 6, 2019. NORMA TURNER was born in Raymond, Alberta 88 years ago on June 6, 1931. She grew up in Raymond within the loving embrace of the Ronda and Lauretta Dahl family. As she reached the gates of Heaven, Norma was greeted enthusiastically by her parents Ronda and Lauretta Dahl, her brothers Mark and Eugene Dahl and her sisters Margaret (Leishman), Zelma (Low), Janet (Zobrist) and Fern (Hicken). Also there to greet her were granddaughters Miranda Hicken and Tabitha Stepple, as well as great grandson Parker Turner-Colling. George and Thelma Turner and Doug and Janet Alston were among the throng awaiting Norma, but standing at the front of the line of those awaiting her arrival, with tears of joy streaming down his face, was her eternal companion Lawrence Fredrick Turner.

Left behind on earth to miss and mourn Norma are her five children Doug (Kathy) Turner, Sharon (Max) Wendorff, Renae Stepple, Bruce (Wendy) Turner, and David (Julia) Turner, her 14 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren, as well as her sister Diane Dudley.

Norma was a longtime resident of Raymond and Lethbridge where she was loved by everyone who had the good fortune to know her. She was a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and actively served the Lord in her many and varied ward and stake callings in Primary, Sunday School, Young Woman’s, Relief Society and as a full time missionary in the Halifax, Canada Mission with her husband Lawrence.

Norma was employed for many years in the office at the Canadian Western Natural Gas Company in Raymond. Additionally, she and Lawrence operated the Waterton Lakes National Park golf course as well as the Raymond Golf Course.

Norma is famous for her kindness to all, her sweet disposition, her desire to serve others, her sense of humour and her delicious homemade pies!

Waterton has always been a very special place to Norma and the Dahl family and extended family. She had many wonderful memories of time spent there with her family at the cabin. On her second to last day of life here on earth, Norma was able to enjoy some time at Waterton with two of her children.

The Turner family wish to extend heartfelt thanks to the staff at the Prairie Ridge Good Samaritan Society, as well as Dr. Eric Baker and hospital staff for the care given to Norma the last few years of her life.

A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, COBBLESTONE CHAPEL in Raymond, Alberta. (27 Cobblestone Lane, Raymond). Friends are welcome to meet with the family prior to the Service from 10:00 to 10:45 A.M.

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

Harry Wolosuk
1923 – 2019
Harry Wolosuk, beloved husband of the late Joyce Wolosuk, passed away in Taber on Monday, December 9, 2019 at the age of 95 years.
Further information including service details will follow once arrangements have been finalized.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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