September 27th, 2020

SATURDAY, February 8, 2020

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on February 8, 2020.


FRIEDA ANTON of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the Edith Cavell Care Centre, on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at the age of 76 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 20 Rocky Mountain Blvd. West, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Lee Loveridge officiating.

In memory of Frieda, donations may be made to the Immanuel Lutheran Church General Fund (c/o Immanuel Lutheran Church).

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KEITH CALLIHOO (SAOKIISAAHKOMAAPIWA) of the Blood Tribe, passed away peacefully and surrounded by family at Good Samaritans Lee Crest in Cardston, on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at the age of 63 years.

A Wake will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 from 6:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M.

A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. with Burt Tallman officiating.

Following the Funeral Service, Keith will be laid to rest at the family plot in the BELLY BUTTES, BLOOD TRIBE.

The family asks you to join them for a Feast at OLD AGENCY HALL following the Interment.

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It is with great sadness that we, the family of Hazel Eagle Bear, announce her passing on February 6, 2020

The Wake Service will be held at Old Agency on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will take place on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020 at Old Agency at 12 Noon.

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Patrick “Pat” Fournier

1948 – 2020

Patrick “Pat” Fournier of Lethbridge, AB, beloved husband of Lyn Fournier, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on February 3, 2020 at Foothills Medical Centre. Pat was born in Moose Jaw, SK on May 10, 1948 to Lloyd and Elsie Fournier. Some of his fondest memories growing up were fishing with his Grandma and Grandpa Fournier on Buffalo Pound Lake and spending summers with his Uncle Wes and Grandma Farr on the family farm in Ogema, SK. Pat graduated from Peacock High School in Moose Jaw and went on to marry his high school sweetheart, Lyn, on January 4, 1969. Over the years, Pat and Lyn lived in many communities throughout Saskatchewan and Alberta, where they raised three children and Pat worked as a bank manager, partsman and driver until his retirement. Pat enjoyed gardening and traveling throughout Canada, the US, Australia and New Zealand. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and watching their activities whether it was hockey, ringette or the performing arts. He was an avid fan of the Lethbridge Hurricanes and went to the games every chance he could. In his downtime he loved to follow the adventures of Sheldon, Leonard, Howard and Raj on the Big Bang Theory. Pat is survived by his loving wife, Lyn, his sons, Wesley (Ann) Fournier, Wayne (Claire) Fournier and his daughter Kelly (Don) Marois. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Jonathon (Tiffany) Petrie-Fournier, Eric Fournier, Alicia Fournier, Alexander Marois, Julianna Marois, great grandson, Ryder Petrie and numerous nieces and nephews. Pat was predeceased by his parents Lloyd and Elsie Fournier and sister, Betty Fournier. Special Thank You to the Lethbridge EMS, the Chinook Regional Hospital Emergency Department, STARS Air Ambulance and the Foothills Medical Centre Intensive Care Unit C. Pat couldn’t have received better, more compassionate care. A private family service will be held.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish, memorial donations may be made to STARS Air Ambulance at http://WWW.STARS.CA.

James (Jim) L. George

1927 – 2020

It is with deep sadness that the family of James L. George announce his passing at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Unit on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at the age of 92 years. Jim’s memory will be forever cherished and lovingly remembered by his wife of 67 years, Mary; son Robert George of Lethbridge, and his children Catherine (Kris) McLaughlin and their children Joseph and Erin; Laura George and Allison George; son David (Lorie) George of Medicine Hat and their children Julie (Allen) Parker and their children Darin, Hailee, Whitney and Ryder; Amanda (Matt) Baines and their children Brady, Aubrey, Emily and Quincy; Brad (Rachelle) George and their children Tucker and Mylee; and daughter Dorothy George of Calgary. He is also survived by one brother, Gordon (Sybil) George of Raymond as well as many nieces and nephews. Jim was predeceased by his parents, Joe and Hazel George; parents-in-law Art and Ethel Norman; his siblings, Clif, Jean, Jack, Marjorie, Audrey, and Betty; and his beloved daughter-in-law Maggie George. Jim had an illustrious career in education, serving as Teacher, Department Head, Principal and Superintendent in many school jurisdictions. As an educational leader, Jim is remembered by countless students and colleagues for his deep sense of morality, calm and thoughtful mannerism, coupled with his humble nature. His work was characterized by a strong work ethic, innovative approaches, and being student-centered. In addition, Jim provided community service in each community in which he lived, including Kiwanis Clubs, Chamber of Commerce, Picture Butte Tractor Club and Museum and Lethbridge Horticulture Society. He was a devout member of the United Church serving in many capacities, including lay clergyman. Jim also authored several published history books and was granted an Honorary Doctorate Degree at St. Stephen’s College. Jim was an avid fisherman and camper, clever chess player, cunning pool shark, winning cribbage and table game player, successful gardener, voracious reader and creative and skillful carpenter. His legacy is found in his commitment to his wife, 3 children, 6 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren each of whom have cherished memories of Grandad. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 7:00pm and 9:00pm on Sunday, February 9, 2020 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610- 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta. A Celebration of Jim’s life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH, 1011-4 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Reverend Ruth Preston Schilk, officiating. Jim’s family wishes to thank the staff of St. Michael’s Palliative Care Unit and Dr. Walsh and her Palliative Team for their compassionate service. The family invites donations be made in memory of Jim to either Cancer Research, Prairie Tractor and Engine Museum Society, Lethbridge Horticultural Society or the United Church Historical Society.

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GERALDINE (“GERRY”, “DEAN”) MORRIS, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully on February 5, 2020 at the age of 89.

Gerry was born on May 11, 1930 in Portage la Prairie, MB to Gerald and Olive Moyse. She married Eric Joseph Morris, who was with the Canadian Armed Forces and started his service in Korea. Eric and the growing family served throughout Canada and Germany with various Royal Canadian Horse Artillery Regiments for over 45 years.

Gerry is survived by her husband, Eric, and their sons, Rick (Deborah), Grant (Marilyn), Brent (Lisa), and a number of grandchildren and great- grandchildren.

Gerry was the eldest of her siblings, and she was predeceased by her sisters, Dorothy, Dib and Beth, and her brother, Grant.

A Private Family Service will be held, and a Celebration of Gerry’s Life will be scheduled at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in her name to the Alzheimer Society of Canada would be appreciated:

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1922 – 2020

The last hand has been dealt and the cards put away.

With heavy hearts, the family of RUTH BARBARA ORCHARD wishes to announce her passing. Ruth passed away at Fairmont Extendicare with her daughters at her side on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at the age of 97.

Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Ruth’s Life at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Harold Cooper officiating.

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Elizabeth Mary (Peggy) Allred, aged 91; passed away peacefully on January 17, 2020 in Parksville,BC. Peggy was born October 6th, 1928 – the youngest of three children born to Corbet & Betty Lynch-Staunton. Peggy was born and raised in Pincher Creek, AB where she lived until she married Guy Allred of Hillspring, AB at which time she moved to their farm North of Hillspring. Peggy & Guy had four children. Rhonda (Wayne) Lee, Ken (Dorothy) Allred, Bruce Allred & Bryce Allred. Peggy was predeceased by her son Bruce, her Mother & Father, older brother George Lynch-Staunton, older sister Miriam Fraser and daughter in-law Dorothy Allred. She will be forever remembered and dearly missed by her children: Rhonda & Wayne, Ken & Bryce; grandchildren; Vanessa Laine, Jaimsie & Brad Hughes, Jeff Allred & Braden Allred. Great grandchildren; Blake & Isaak Hughes, Elena & Elizabeth Allred and numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the SPCA.

Robert Sidney Potvin

1957 – 2020

With great sadness but peaceful hearts, the family of Robert (Rob) Potvin share the news of his sudden passing on January 29, 2020. Freed from cancer, he is home with Jesus in heaven. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm, on Saturday February 8, 2020 at THE MIZ CITY CHURCH, 502 13 Street North, Lethbridge, Alberta.

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Selski, David Michael

November 10, 1949 – January 30, 2020

On January 30th, 2020 our family changed forever with the loss of the most loved husband and father. He fought such a strong and courageous battle and we are devastated . Dave is survived by his loving wife and soul mate Lori, children, Tricia Henderson (Adam), Stephen & Craig Selski (Denise Ewasiw) and his furry companions, Jaxon & Spencer. He was predeceased by his parents, John & Mary Selski, his brother Bill Selski, father-in law, Carl Slopak & brother-in law, Myles Slopak.

Dave was born in Cereal, AB and raised with his 7 siblings in Hanna. He met the love of his life in 1972 while working in Blairmore for RBC. Dave’s years with the bank saw the family travel throughout Alberta until they made Lethbridge their permanent home in 1982. After retiring from RBC, Dave pursued a career with Farm Credit Canada for several years. Dave’s greatest love was his family and he always enjoyed spending time with friends, especially in the backyard on a sunny afternoon. There will forever be a hole in the hearts of everyone who knew him.

The family would like to thank the staff at the Jack Ady Cancer Centre for their wonderful care, support & compassion. Donations can be made in Dave’s name to the Canadian Cancer Society for Myelofibrosis research. 200, 325 Manning Rd NE, Calgary, AB T2E 2P5

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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WILLIAM GEORGE STEELE, beloved husband of Gillian Steele, passed away at Edith Cavell Care Centre on Friday, February 7, 2020 at the age of 72 years.

Besides his beloved wife Gillian, William is survived by his son James (Jen), daughter Caroline and six grandchildren.

A Come and Go Visitation will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Monday, February 10, 2020 from 3:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.

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David Thiessen

1919 – 2020

Mr. David Thiessen of Coaldale, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Susie Thiessen, was welcomed into his heavenly home on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at Chinook Regional Hospital, reaching the age of 100 years. Family and Friends are invited to pay their respects between 10:00am and 11:00am on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at the COALDALE MENNONITE BRETHREN CHURCH, 2114 – 18 Street, Coaldale, Alberta. A Memorial Service will be held at 12:00pm, on Saturday, February 8, 2020, at the COALDALE MENNONITE BRETHREN CHURCH, 2114 18th Street, Coaldale, Alberta., with Pastor Gary Burke, officiating. A Private Family graveside service will be held prior in the Coaldale Mennonite Cemetery.

Ruby Wakelin
1924 – 2020
Ruby Violet Wakelin, beloved wife of the late Earl Wakelin, passed away in Lethbridge on Friday, February 7, 2020 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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