October 26th, 2020

FRIDAY, February 21, 2020


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on February 21, 2020.

COOPER

Nov. 28, 1935 – Feb. 16, 2020

MARILYN ROSE COOPER, beloved wife of Warren John Cooper, passed away peacefully at St. Therese Villa on Sunday, February 16, 2020 at the age of 84 years.

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

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Agostino (Gus) Credico

August 20, 1928 – February 19, 2020

Mr. Agostino (Gus) Credico of Lethbridge, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at the age of 91 years. A private family prayer service will be held at Agostino’s request.

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CROWE

EMERSON “DENNIS” CROWE, of Coaldale, passed away peacefully at his home, on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at the age of 80 years.

At Dennis’ request, no formal funeral will be held.

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EDWARD HACKE

It is with great sadness I announce the death of my husband Edward Hacke on Februrary 15 in Lake Country, BC.

Ed loved each and every family member and enjoyed a large circle of friends. He particularly liked hearing the laughter of small children.

We will miss his music, his wonderful smile and endearing personality Ed had a beautiful voice and played a fine guitar.

There will be a graveside service at Milk River Cemetery at 1:00pm at Heritage Hall Milk River on May 16, 2020.


Wilhelm “Willi” Granson

1928 – 2020

Mr. Wilhelm “Willi” 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. Left to cherish his memory is his wife Helene, to whom he was married for 68 years; his children, Rudy (Wendy) Granson, William (Denise) Granson and Anneliese (John) Klassen; grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Gregory (Jody) Klassen, and their sons Cache and Colton; Stephen (Christie) Klassen, and their daughters Amara and Taylor; Chris (Lindsey) Barron, and daughters Chloe and Paige; Ryan (Mary) Granson, and their son Mitchell and daughter Hailey; Eric (Jasmine) Granson and their sons Alexander and Jamie. Wilhelm was of German descent born March 14, 1928 in the German settlement Josefstal, Ukraine. In 1943, Wilhelm’s parents with the family fled to the Westfalen area of Germany. While there, he found Helene Heimann, also from Josefstal, Ukraine. They were married May 13, 1951 in Herbern, Germany. They immigrated to Canada in June 1951 and settled in Southern Alberta. Dad was very happy and appreciative of his life in Canada. One of his proudest moments was when dad and mom became Canadian citizens in 1962.

Dad worked hard to support his family, working out of town whenever it was required. He was a highly recognized finish carpenter, working on a number of homes along Henderson Lake. Dad retired at age 60. For his children, he built homes, decks, cabins, fences, corrals, outdoor and indoor furniture, and even a cedar deck for a canoe, which we are proud to own. Dad’s passion was his family and his greatest joy was spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Coming a close second was fishing. The family enjoyed many camping and fishing trips together. Dad and mom did everything together from butchering, canning, baking keeping the driveway clean, and especially gardening. They were well known for the best tomatoes in Coaldale, and were thrilled to receive the Community in Blooms award the summer of 2008. The family would like to thank the staff of the Coaldale Health Centre for the compassionate care given to our father over the last 2 years. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm, on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. A private family Interment will take place in the Coaldale Cemetery.

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KLASSEN

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.

Family and Friends are invited to a Celebration of Verna’s Life at EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH, 4717 – 24 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, February 21, 2020 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Mark Dyck officiating.

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Lisa Labuhn

1928 – 2020

Mrs. Lisa Labuhn, beloved wife of the late Mr. Victor Labuhn, passed away peacefully at the Intercare Brentwood Care Centre in Calgary, Alberta, on February 15, 2020, at the age of 91 years. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Friday, February 21, 2020 at IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 20 Rocky Mountain Blvd West, Lethbridge, Alberta with Pastor Lee Loveridge officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made, in Lisa’s memory, to Janus Academy, 2223 Spiller Rd. S.E. Calgary, AB T2G 4G9, Adult Community Access Program (Kyle Labuhn).

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Ernest Longair

1927 – 2020

Ernest Lindsay Longair, after a lengthy illness, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 in Lethbridge, Alberta at the age of 92 years. Ernie was born on March 20, 1927 in Grande Prairie, Alberta to James and Agnes Longair. He is survived by his wife, Delvoir, one son, Terry (Myrna), two daughters, Janice (Joe) and Barbara (Lynn), daughter-in-law, Ann, eight grandchildren, and three great -grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, son, Randy, and brother, Art. Ernie received his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. He was then employed in the chemistry department at the Lethbridge Research Station. Several years later with the help of a DuPont scholarship, he obtained his Bachelor of Education. In 1960, he started teaching high school at the Lethbridge Collegiate Institute. He began teaching in the math department. He also taught science, graphic arts, and biology. Ernie loved teaching and telling stories with his trademark sense of humour. He was beloved by many students. Ernie had many hobbies, including photography and bicycle repair. He enjoyed teaching darkroom and photography evening classes for several years at the Lethbridge Community College. He will be fondly remembered by many for his humour, compassion, and love of animals. The family wishes to thank the staff at Good Samaritan Park Meadows Village for their care and kindness to Ernie, with special thanks to the staff at Cottage 3. There will be no funeral by request. Memorial tributes in Ernie’s name may be made to Good Samaritan Society Park Meadows or the Humane Society. Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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MURRAY

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.

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NELSON

CRAIG NELSON, beloved husband of Sharla Nelson of Warner, AB, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, January 20, 2020 at the age of 67 years.

Besides his loving wife, he is survived by his daughter, Amanda (Kyle) Pascuzzi and their son, Riley of Lethbridge and Sandy (Kyle) Mesic and their sons, Hunter and Jaxon of Lethbridge. He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Rose Winters of Milk River; his sister, Glenda Pytlarz of Lethbridge and his aunt, Helen Mackenzie of Lethbridge along with numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Luella Nelson; brother, Morris Nelson; father-in-law, Harold Winters and sister-in-law, Lavon Ellert.

Craig was born in Lethbridge, AB on October 6, 1952. He lived in a number of places including Conrad, AB, Fort St. John and Penticton, BC, Lethbridge and Fort Macleod, AB. In the mid 70’s he met and married Sharla and they moved to Brooks to work for Mortensen Farms. In 1977 they moved to Warner where Craig started with the Department of Highways (eventually privatized to Volker Stevin Contracting) and put in 36 years before retiring in 2013. Over the years he served on the Warner Volunteer Fire Department (25 years); as Director for Devil’s Coulee Cooperating Society; and Councillor for the Village of Warner. He loved hunting, camping and woodworking but motorcycling AND spoiling his grandsons were the passions in his life.

We would like to thank the doctors and nurses at the Chinook Regional Hospital for taking such good care of Craig and our family over the past few months.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the WARNER ELK’S HALL, 210-4th Ave., Warner, AB, on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 1:00 P.M.

In memory of Craig, donations may be made to the Warner Volunteer Fire Department, Box 88, Warner, AB T0K 2L0

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NEMECEK

On Saturday, February 15, 2020, Teresa passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital at the age of 98 years.

A celebration of Teresa’s life will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2020, at Trinity United Church in Picture Butte at 2:00pm with Pastor Glenda Wert officiating. A private family interment will precede the celebration of Teresa’s life.

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ROSE

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear husband, father and grandfather, FERNANDO ROSE, following a three month stay in the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Friday, February 14, 2020 at the age of 90 years.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12th Avenue South, Lethbridge, on Friday, February 21st at 11:00 A.M. with Father Albert Sayson celebrating.

Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

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SCHMOLD

Apr. 25, 1928 – Feb. 18, 2020

BENJAMIN SCHMOLD of Coaldale, beloved husband of Maria “Mary” Schmold, born in Josefstal, Ukraine, passed away peacefully with family by his side on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at the ripe old age of 91 years.

Besides his loving wife Maria, Benjamin is survived by his sons, Sig (Linda) of Calling Lake, AB, Ben (Linda) of Coaldale, Richard (Lydia) of Mission, BC, Manfred (Brenda) of High River, Andy (Theresa) of Lethbridge and Chris (Susan) of Coaldale, as well as many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his two brothers, Willie Schmold of Coaldale and Fred Schmold of Lac La Hache, BC.

Benjamin was predeceased by his first wife Lydia Schmold, daughter Anneliese, parents Wilhelm and Anna, brothers Jake and John, and sister Mathilda Rempel.

A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 3:00 P.M. Interment to follow in Coaldale Mennonite Cemetery on Monday, February 24, 2020 at 10:00am.

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Bruce Van Raalte

1949 – 2020

Mr. Bruce Van Raalte of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Gwen Van Raalte, passed away at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Unit, on Thursday, February 20, 2020, at the age of 70 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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