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SATURDAY, February 15, 2020

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on February 15, 2020.


PAT ARMSTRONG passed away February 13, 2020 at St Michael’s Health Centre in Lethbridge at the age of 89 years.

She is survived by her children; Trudy (Cliff) Nelson, Rick (Patty) Mosier and Kathy (Tom) Lunnin, her three grandchildren and their families.

The family would like to thank Dr. Smuts and the Palliative team as well as all her caregivers at St. Mike’s.

As per Pat’s wishes, no service will be held.

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KEITH ELMER ATKINSON, beloved companion and friend of Pauline Swanson, passed away at Foothills Medical Centre on February 12, 2020 at the age of 83, with family at his side.

He is the loving father of Marty (Nancy) Atkinson of Nobleford, Bruce (Lori) Atkinson of Picture Butte, and Cheryl (Randy) Plomp of Lethbridge. Keith leaves behind his grandchildren, whom he loved greatly, Chase (Jaylene) Atkinson, Brooke (Derek) Vance, Kim Atkinson, Curtis Atkinson, Michelle (Jason) Wobick, Robin (Daniel) Beddome, Haley Plomp, and Austin Plomp; as well as his great-grandchildren, Lexi & Luke (Chase), Jaxton & McCoy (Brooke), and Klara & Brady (Michelle). He is also survived by his sister, Marion Irving, his dear friend, Anita Atkinson, and Pauline’s family who were very close and dear to him.

He was predeceased by his parents, Blanche & Elmer Atkinson; his siblings, Bob, Gordon, and Kathleen; and his wife, Candace.

Keith was born in Lethbridge and raised on the Atkinson farm, east of Nobleford. He went to Keho and Nobleford Schools, and from Grades 7-12 he attended school in High River. He continued his education at Olds College, where he studied Agriculture. Upon graduating, he worked in the oil field for seven years. Keith married Anita McClain in 1962 and welcomed Marty into their family, which was later completed with the addition of Bruce and Cheryl.

He loved farming, astronomy, the Toronto Blue Jays, the Calgary Flames, the stock market, cats, and his dog, Jasper. Most of all, he loved his family and friends.

Dad will be sadly missed but forever remembered for his kind heart, gentle spirit, sense of humour, storytelling ability, and big smile!

A Celebration of Keith’s Life will be held at the ITALIAN CANADIAN CULTURAL CENTRE, 1511 St. Edward Blvd. North, Lethbridge, AB on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 2:00 P.M.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lethbridge & District Humane Society at http://www.lethbridgehumanesociety.com/donate.

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

John William Chute

1925 – 2020

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of John (Jack) William Chute on February 12, 2020, loving husband to Cecile Marie Chute nee (Bouchard). He is survived by his wonderful wife Cecile, 3 Children Rory M. Chute, Bonny-Anne (Chuck) Bent nee (Chute) and Timothy J. Chute; as well as 12 grandchildren, Jay Chute (Jessica), John (Mel) Chute, Teri (Don) Suel, Lisa (Phil) Marasco, Patricia (Dan) Doherty, Donald (Brittany) Bent, Samantha (Jared) Johnson, Joseph (Danielle) Chute, Marie (Brady) Armstrong, Peter Chute, Theresa Chute, Anthony Chute. Along with 13 Great Grandchildren Riley, Gwendolyn, Carter, Hunter, Arya, Liam, Alaina, Natalie, Quinn, Amara, Victoria, Spencer, and Ellie. John was born in Edmonton to Harry E. Chute and Anastasia J Chute nee (Sheehan) on Feb 27, 1925. He grew up and went to school in and around the Edmonton area. After leaving school he worked for his parents in the family store/post office where he met the love of his life Cecile Marie Bouchard. They were married on November 6, 1952 after dating for seven years. After starting their family in Edmonton they moved to Calgary where their last two children were born. They raised their family in Calgary where they lived for 53 years. In the latter part of their retirement they moved to Coaldale and continued their 69 loving years together, where they remained until John’s passing. John was a wonderful husband and father. To John, nothing was more important than family. In addition to his great love for family he had a passion for wood working and model trains. John William Chute will be dearly missed by Cecile, his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and a multitude of friends. Vigil Rites (Prayers) will be held at 7:00pm, on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, at ST. AMBROSE PARISH, 1513 23rd Ave, Coaldale, Alberta. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm, on Thursday, February 20, 2020, at ST. AMBROSE PARISH, 1513 23rd Ave, Coaldale, Alberta, with Father Ian Gagne celebrant. Interment to be held at a later date.

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Wilhelm “Willy” Granson

1928 – 2020

Mr. Wilhelm “Willy” Granson of Coaldale, beloved husband of Mrs. Helene Granson, passed away at the Coaldale Health Centre, on Thursday, February 13, 2020, at the age of 91 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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Malcolm Howells
1967 – 2020
Malcolm Robert Howells, beloved husband of Tracey Howells, passed away in Barnwell on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at the age of 52 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.


VERNA KLASSEN, beloved wife of Kevin Klassen of Coaldale, passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Unit on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at the age of 49 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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February 3, 1954 – February 1, 2020

I lost my best friend and soulmate to cancer on February 1, 2020. No words can explain the deep sense of loss and grief that I, and all who knew her feel.

She is loved and will be missed forever.

Alveda Markus

1931 – 2020

Alveda Marie Markus beloved wife of the late Karl Markus passed away on Tuesday February 11, 2020, in Lethbridge, Alberta at the age of 89 years. Alveda was born in, Iron Springs, Alberta to Chris and Bertha Peterson, on January 17, 1931, the second youngest in a family of six children. Alveda’s life was full of enjoyable activities. Karl and her spent time camping, fishing, travelling to Kootenay Lake, Las Vegas and Wasa Lake. In the early years many weekends were spent at the Peterson farm playing cards, outdoor games and enjoying a great evening family dinner. Alveda had an active circle of friends that loved to play cards and visit the casino. There was always lots of laughs. Her love for her grandchildren and great grandchildren were exceptional and a special place in her heart for her close nieces. She was always the mother hen to her nieces and nephews that camped with her, making sure everyone was taken care of. Alveda’s time spent at Good Samaritans Park Meadows brought her comfort as the staff made sure she was well taken care of. She was happy there. Alveda will be dearly missed by her family and friends. Alveda is survived by her daughter Karen Markus (Jim); son Dwane Markus; granddaughters Candace Marsters (Johannes) and Tianna McInnes; grandson Clinton Marsters (Tamara) and great grandchildren Kannon and Diora Marsters. She is also survived by her sister and best friend Hazel Markus. She was predeceased by her sisters Doreen Hirt and Evelyn Brady, her brothers Marvin and Stan Peterson and her parents Christ and Bertha Peterson. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00pm, on Saturday, March 21, 2020, at the LOYAL ORDER OF MOOSE LODGE, 1401 – 5 Avenue North, Lethbridge, Alberta.

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Lyle Murray

1931 – 2020

It is with great sadness we say goodbye to Lyle Murray, who passed away on February 11, 2020. He was born on January 30, 1931, and just celebrated his 89th birthday Lyle is predeceased by his loving wife Jackie; daughter Wendy and son in law Bruce. He leaves behind his children, Rob (Diane), Sherry (Gerry), Kelly (Dee), and Gary, 14 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren, and a very special friend Mildred Jorgenson. Please join family and friends in a Celebration of Lyle’s Life which will be held at 5:30pm, on Friday, February 21, 2020, at COUNTRY KITCHEN CATERING, 1717 Mayor Magrath South, below the Keg, Lethbridge, Alberta.

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Richard Blair Murray, of Magrath, left mortality to be with his progenitors and the Lord on February 12, 2020. He is survived by his eternal companion, Ann, 6 children, many grandchildren, and great -grandchildren. Funeral to be held in Magrath at the Garden Place Chapel, February 24 at 1:00pm. Friends may meet with the family prior to the service from 12:00 to 12:50 p.m.

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

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