By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on March 17, 2020.
Anna “Annie” Cox
1930 – 2020
Anna Viola Cox (nee Hebenik) of Barons, Alberta, beloved wife of the late Colin Cox passed away at The Good Samaritan Society Park Meadows Village on March 12, 2020, at the age of 89 years. Annie was born on the old Lethbridge Bridge on June 1, 1930. Annie loved to crochet, go camping, play cards and spend time with her family. She was a member of the Royal Purple and loved to go to Legions. Annie is survived by her children Bob in Ocean Shores, Wash., Bev (Rick) in Kelowna, Albert, Carol (Brent) in Squamish, Charlie (Lois) in Buck Lake; grandchildren Tannille (Jeff), Shannon (Talip), Dustan (Tresa), Cherrice (Maker); 5 great -granddaughters, extended family and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Alex and Lydia Hebenik and her brother Carl Hebenik. A special thanks to the staff at The Good Samaritan Society Park Meadows Village for all the care they provided for mom. Mom will be dearly missed. A Celebration of Life will be held later in the spring. Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.
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1935 – 2020
Mr. Archie Fehr of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Margaret Fehr, passed away at Fairmont Extendicare in Lethbridge on Sunday, March 15, 2020 at the age of 84 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.
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John William “Jack” O’Connor
November 26, 1953 – March 12, 2020
We are heartbroken to share that we have lost Jack—Dad, brother and ‘papa’—suddenly and unexpectedly this past week. In many ways he was heartbroken too, since the death of his son Daniel in 2008, and since the love of his life, wife Trudi, became ill with early-onset dementia in the last few years. This sweet, shy man is survived by Trudi, their daughter Jen O’Connor, and her children Jordan O’Connor (John Morin) and Mason Crawford, as well as Daniel’s children Jesse, Spencer and Caley O’Connor. Jack also leaves behind two sisters Kathleen Stuckert (Terry) and Shannon Spenceley (Bill), sister-in-law Holly Wight, two great grandchildren, James and Brooks Morin, as well as niece Alexandra Cattoni, and nephews Eric Cattoni and Ted Spenceley. He was pre-deceased by his parents Mary O’Connor-Coutts and Patrick O’Connor, sister Maureen, and of course his son Daniel. Jack was a wizard at all things electronic, and his basement was always buzzing with beeps, bings and buzzes that the rest of us would roll our eyes at as he patiently explained what these things were indicating. He was always very bright, and his mom Mary used to brag that his teachers had trouble keeping Jack interested in the same materials his classmates worked on—so his teachers got him into university calculus in middle school. He eventually studied at SAIT and graduated as an electrical mechanic, married his beloved Trudi and had Jen and Dan, and worked at Hagen’s Electric for over 40 years– only retiring when Trudi became ill in 2016. He had an absolutely hilarious, witty sense of humour, and a keen interest in the politics of the day—he and kid sister Shannon enjoyed summarizing the state of the world over coffee over the last few years—and sharing their reviews of the latest Star Trek movie or series. He was also so proud of his family—he would softly brag about his daughter Jen becoming a Registered Nurse in 2016, privately marvel at the accomplishments of his grandchildren, and although he never met Brooks, he would joyfully snuggle little James with Trudi at his side. He was kind, shy and generous—and would blush furiously when you hugged him or told him you loved him—which we did often anyways! In these last few years, Jack was devoted to the care of his dear wife, even as he battled depression and alcoholism. His laughter became rare, and we all struggled with how to best help him. We can only hope he is finally at peace. We write these words as a reminder to always keep the lines of communication open with the ones you love, keep trying to help even if it is rebuffed, and express your love often (even when it is received with discomfort). At Jack’s request, we will be holding a private family gathering at a later date.
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DARREN “TROY” RENNING, passed away suddenly on Friday, March 13, 2020 at the age of 48 years.
Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.
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WEAVER, Norah Catherine 1921 – 2020
Norah Catherine Weaver, our family matriarch, passed away in Lethbridge on March 13, 2020 at the age of 99 years. She was born in Port Dalhousie, Ontario. Norah is lovingly remembered by her children Douglas Bruce, Thohahènte, Dr. Blythe Catherine Shepard, and Keith Duncan, her six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Bruce (1991) and son Blair Ian (2012). Norah was small in stature but had the liveliness of the energizer bunny. She carpet -bowled at Nord-Bridge Seniors into her nineties. She was a sixty plus year member of the Association of Rebekah Assemblies and held prominent positions in the Assembly. Throughout her life she lived under the Rebekah Golden Rule, “Whatsoever ye would that others should do unto you, do ye even so unto them.” Mom loved nature, camping and traveling and would astound everyone with her knowledge of the local flora and fauna.
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