January 20th, 2021

FRIDAY, February 28, 2020

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on February 28, 2020.

Deanne Marie Fjordbotten

May 15, 1938 – February 22, 2020

The Family of Deanne Fjordbotten is saddened to announce her passing at the Claresholm General Hospital on Saturday, February 22, 2020.

Deanne was born in Michel / Natal, British Columbia on May 15, 1938 to Margaret and John Perchinsky. She is survived by her daughters Tracy (Dean) Hubbard and Karine (Shawn) Keys, grandchildren Miranda, Justin and Andrew Hubbard and Madison Keys, sister Margy (Warren) Berg, along with numerous extended family members and friends.

Deanne took her nursing training in Lethbridge at St. Michael’s School of Nursing graduating as a registered nurse in 1961. The Class of 1961 remained a constant in her life, as friends kept in touch and gathered together every few years. She was looking forward to their 60th Reunion in 2021 as her classmates always held a special place in her heart. She returned to school at the University of Lethbridge graduating with a Bachelor of Nursing in 1987. She spent her career working at the Claresholm General Hospital and the Willow Creek Continuing Care Centre. She loved her job, her patients and everyone she worked with.

Deanne was always busy crafting some new project. Cross stitching, quilting, knitting, crocheting, and lately rug hooking with her friends at the Claresholm Library on Thursdays. She also knit about 60 prayer shawls over the years, donating them to people suffering from cancer and illnesses. She was a voracious reader, and the Library had a hard time keeping her in new books.

Deanne was a loyal friend to many, but especially the “Golden Oldies”: Elaine Thompson, Laida Morelos, Mary Koshney and Annette Seymour – friends for over 40 years. Their friendship and support over the years meant everything to her.

The family would like to thank the nursing staff at the Claresholm General Hospital for their care and kindness to Deanne during her final stay. Thank you to Dr. Leishman and all the other doctors for keeping her comfortable, and all the other staff who cared for her. Thank you to the Jack Ady Cancer Centre for everything they did for Deanne, especially Dr. Razavi and nurse Katie for their unwavering support.

At Deanne’s request, no funeral service will be held. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Claresholm & District Health Foundation in her memory.

Condolences may be forwarded to the family at http://www.willowcreekfuneralhome.com


KATHLEEN WENDY HANSEN passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at the age of 64 years.

A Private Family Service will be held in Calgary at a later date.

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


Crystal Jane (Harding) Hart, beloved wife of Ryan Hart passed away unexpectedly on February 22nd, 2020 at the age of 46, at the Lethbridge Hospital. Crystal was a loving mother to Taylor, Tianna, Cayla and Connor. She will be greatly missed.

Funeral services will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, East Stake Centre, 4105 Forestry Ave. S Lethbridge, on Saturday February 29th at 11 AM with an opportunity to meet the family from 10-10:45 AM. Interment will take place at Union Cemetery in Fort Macleod at 2:30 pm

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


VERNON LESLIE MILLER, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital following a lengthy battle with COPD, on Monday, February 24, 2020.

Vernon is the beloved husband of Sandra “Sandi” Miller, cherished father of Jennifer Burge and Michael (Amber), grandfather of Kody (Bev), Spencer (C.J.), Jessica, Victoria, Liam, Grayson and Ava; and great-grandfather of Trinity, Declan, Nya and Azalea; brother of Lynne (Ed) Ryback, Judy (Paul) Caulfield, Cameron (Barb) as well as nieces and nephews.

Vernon is predeceased by his great-granddaughter Lily-Ann.

Vern was an active member of the community. He was involved with the Gold and Silver Community Bands and South Country Brass. He developed his love for trumpet in high school. His passion later in life was wood turning. He was a founding member of the Chinook Wood Turning Guild and was involved in many capacities, still writing the newsletter when he could no longer attend meetings. He will be greatly missed.

A Celebration of Vern’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. with a reception to follow.

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

Theresa Papworth

1927 – 2020

Mrs. Theresa Papworth of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Richard “Dick” Papworth, passed away at Good Samaritans West Highlands on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at the age of 92 years.

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.

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

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.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:30pm on Sunday, March 1, 2020 at SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH, 1011 4 Ave South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Reverend Trevor Potter, officiating.

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

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