January 23rd, 2021

TUESDAY, February 25, 2020

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on February 25, 2020.


LOIS FRANCES ELLINGSON (née Crawford) was born on February 24, 1948 and passed away February 20, 2020 at the age of 71.

Lois leaves to celebrate her life her husband Brad, daughter Kirsty, grandson Arik, and granddaughter Giannina. Lois also leaves three sisters, Terri-Ann Hyshka (Larry), Patsy Crawford, Carol Deck (Gary), and a brother, David Crawford, along with many nieces, nephews and extended family.

Lois was predeceased by her mother Marie (Rode) Crawford, father Andrew Crawford, sisters Edythe Baglole and Linda Crawford, mother-in-law Mary (Pozzebon) Ellingson and father-in-law Hans Ellingson.

Lois was educated in Lethbridge before going to Olds to take her training as a Certified Nurse’s Aide. Upon completion, she returned to Lethbridge and worked at the Municipal Hospital until her marriage to Brad Ellingson in 1973. Lois also worked at TNT Travel, where she had the opportunity to go to Cuba among other excursions.

Lois loved art and was a very creative person. She painted, drew with pastels, made porcelain dolls, and stained glass—to name a few. Lois was also an avid reader along with doing crossword puzzles. She loved to tend her plants both inside and out.

Lois enjoyed travel, and wherever there was a museum, art gallery or opportunity to gain knowledge, we were sure to visit. Seattle, Vancouver and the Butchart Gardens, as well as Sunday drives, are favourite memories. One of Lois’s other enjoyments was attending Hurricanes games, where she would yell and cheer with the best of them (which—for anyone who knew her—was quite the opposite of her nature).

The family wishes to thank the staff at Good Samaritan Park Meadows Village, with gratitude to her Cottage staff.

There will be no funeral by request, but a small family ceremony at the grave side at a later date. In lieu of flowers you may make a donation to the charity of your choice or to Spinal Cord Injury Alberta (SCI).

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

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. 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.

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

Izaak Geluk
1962 – 2020
Izaak Cornelis Geluk, passed away unexpectedly near Enchant on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at the age of 58 years.
The Funeral Service will be held at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Izaak was born on January 13, 1962 on the home farm near Nagele, a town in the county of Noordoostpolder in the Netherlands. He attended kindergarten to grade eight in Nagele and completed high school in Emmeloord, a larger town in the same county. He later studied agricultural education in Emmeloord.
Izaak is survived by two older brothers, a sister and three younger brothers. The family was raised on an arable farm. After receiving his education, Izaak worked for a few years for a farm contracting business and then moved to Canada. He started working for farmers and later began his own farm in 1990.
Izaak was married from 1998 to 2002 without any children. His son was born in 2005 from a later relationship.
Izaak remained farming in Enchant until his passing. During the last ten years of his life, he spent time traveling in Canada as well as the United States and other continents including South America, the Middle East and planned to see more of the world.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


CRYSTAL JANE HART, of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Ryan Hart passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at the age of 46 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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

Theresa Papworth

1927 – 2020

It is with the greatest sadness that we announce the passing of our loving mother, mother-in-law and grandmother, Theresa Papworth (nee Gergel) on Thursday, February 20, 2020, at the age of 92 years. Theresa passed away peacefully at the West Highland Centre in Lethbridge. She leaves to mourn her passing her 5 children, John (Cynthia), Richard (Gloria), Janet (Gerry) Mireault, Lawrence and Gerald (LaRhonda); 14 grandchildren Kurtis, Kristin (Cody) and Kelsey (Perry) Jeffrey (Nichole), Kyle (Kara) and Landon (Gillian) Amy (Chris) Daniel, Jesse (Amber) and Corey (Eimy) Jereme and Randi, Laura and Georgia and 6 great-grandchildren Kenyon, Kayden, Aria, Henrik, Milo and Aspen. She is also survived by her sister Lillian Davies (John). Theresa was predeceased by her husband Richard (Dick) Papworth in 2011, her daughter-in-law Valerie in 2017, her brother John Gergel in 2020 and her brother Jack Gergel in 1959. Theresa was born in Czechoslovakia in 1927 and came to Canada in 1928. She grew up on a farm near Turin and worked hard as a young girl helping her parents to farm, cook and tend to many chores. She married Dick Papworth in 1953 and moved to a farm in the Sundial area and resided there for 40 years. There she worked endlessly while raising five children. She always welcomed visitors to stay and have a home-cooked meal. She always loved making things and that included sewing, weaving, quilting and even crocheting. She was a long-time member of the Sundial Handicraft Club sharing many special times together. Her greatest love were her 14 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. She loved spending time with them whether it be shopping, eating or just watching curling, hockey or baseball. She and Dick attended numerous hockey and baseball games as well as skating events to cheer them along. They retired into Lethbridge in 1992 and spent over 20 wonderful years travelling and spending quality time with family and friends. After Dick’s passing, Theresa moved into Black Rock and then spent her final year at the West Highland Center. We would like to thank the staff for taking care of our very dear Mother. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, February 28, 2020 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610- 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Reverend Glenda Wert, officiating. A Private Family Interment will be held prior in Archmount Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, we would ask that you make a donation to the town of Picture Butte for the new Picture Butte Swimming Pool. Theresa loved to help out anywhere pertaining to children’s recreation. 120 4 Street North (12.67 mi) Picture Butte T0K 1V0.

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Eileen Watt (Osmond)

1920 – 2020

Mrs. Eileen Watt of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. James “Jim” Watt, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, February 21, 2020 at the age of 99 years and was welcomed into heaven. Eileen was born December 7, 1920 in the Galt Hospital in Lethbridge, Alberta to Reginald and Rosina Osmond. Besides her loving husband James, Eileen was pre-deceased by her parents Reginald and Rosina; brothers Roland and Harold Osmond; sister-in-law Yvonne Osmond and her grandson David John Watt. She is survived by her children Ronald (Wendy), Thomas (Brenda), Helen (Dennis) Jones; grandchildren Kevin Watt, Charles (Lori), Brendan (Jesse) Watt, James Jones, Lisa (Andrew) Foster; great-grandchildren Gregory and Rachel Watt, Eli and Zoe Foster, Ryker Jones, Kelti Haitel; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Family and Friends are invited to pay their respects between 1:00pm and 2:00pm on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. Interment will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery.

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

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