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MONDAY, April 20, 2020

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on April 20, 2020.


KALBERT JOSEPH CHIEF BODY passed away on April 15, 2020 in Lethbridge, AB at the age of 41 years. A Private Family Service will be held at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Wednesday, April 22nd at 11:00 a.m with a Private Viewing from 9:30 – 11:00 am. Interment in the St. Catherine’s Cemetery.

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Helene Granson

1928 – 2020

Mrs. Helene Granson (nee Heimann) of Coaldale, beloved wife of the late Mr. Wilhelm Granson, passed away at Coaldale Health Centre on Thursday, April 16, 2020 at the age of 91 years.

Helene was of German descent born September 10, 1928 in the German settlement Josefstal, Ukraine. In 1943 Helene along with her mother and sisters fled to Varendorf Germany. Helene married Wilhelm on May 13th, 1951 in Herbern Germany. They immigrated to Canada in June of 1951 and settled in Southern Alberta.

Mom’s passion was her family. Family meant everything to mom, and everything was done together growing up. Mom loved to bake and cook for her family, and we will always remember our family time together every Christmas Eve. She would always make the traditional German cooking we loved: smoked mackerel, pickled herring, baked ham, German meatballs, potato salad (Mom’s potato salad was the best) and all the baking, rice pudding and oft-suppe.

Mom and Dad spent many hours in the garden and tending the rose beds. Their garden would always produce enough vegetables for the whole neighborhood. Everything from tomatoes, peppers, onions, and cucumbers (her pickles were the best).

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Anneliese (John) Klassen, William (Denise) Granson and Rudy (Wendy) Granson; 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 their daughters Chloe and Paige, Ryan (Mary) Granson,, their son Mitchell and daughter Hailey, Eric (Jasmine) Granson and their sons Alexander and Jamie.

Helene was predeceased by her husband Wilhelm on February 13, 2020. They had been married for 68 years.

A private family Graveside Service will be held for Helene at Coaldale Community Cemetery.

The family would like to thank the staff of the Coaldale Health Centre for the compassionate care given to our mom during her time there.

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It is with great sadness we announce the passing of EUGENE (GENO) RERON, beloved husband of Susan Reron. Eugene was born on December 13, 1951 in Lethbridge, AB and passed away peacefully at Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, April 16, 2020 at the age of 68 years, with Susan by his side.

Eugene and Susan were high school sweethearts who married on April 22, 1972. Eugene was a loving dad to Keith (Mikhail) Reron and Renee (Geoff) Halma and an amazing Papa to Jaelyn and Avery Halma and Rhett and Autumn Reron. He was predeceased by his infant son Adam, father Felix Reron and mother-in-law Florence Wilson.

Left to mourn his loss is his mother Alexandra Reron, sister Mary (Jim) Nesbit and brothers Henry (Julie) Reron and Richard (Wendy) Reron, as well as, nieces and nephews Lilly Reron, Cory (Joe) Sawchuk, Jon (Flory) Reron, Tawny (Rick) Dere, Dusty (Chantel) Reron, Sabrina Nesbit (Jason), Shanda McKnight (Ken), and Trina (Kim) Tymko and his many great nieces and nephews.

To my Uncle,

One who never grew old;

His smile was made of sunshine;

And his heart was solid gold.

(Jon Reron)

Eugene was an auto mechanic for most of his life and he loved “tinkering” in his garage. He was an avid fisherman, camper, and gardener. He had the biggest heart and would not hesitate to help anyone in need whether known to him or not. Being a kid at heart, all kids were drawn to Eugene because they knew he would be the one to start the rough housing (at times much to the annoyance to Susan) or hand out candy or money to ALL kids—big or small. Eugene was a beloved character by those who knew him as he was easy going and loved to joke around.

We would like to thank all the doctors, nurses, and staff on 5A for the care and compassion during this difficult time.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks you to donate to your local food bank to help those in need to get through the COVID-19 crisis.

Due to the present circumstances, a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. You will always be forever in our hearts. Love you and miss you already!!!

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Christine Saunders

1921 – 2020

Mrs. Christine Saunders of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Victor Saunders, passed away at St. Therese Villa on Sunday, April 19, 2020 at the age of 98 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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ELIZABETH SEILLER, the beloved wife of the late Julius Seiller, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, April 17, 2020, at the age of 88 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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Sister Margaret MacFarlane

MacFarlane, Sister Margaret (Peggy), formally Sister Ian Marie, 88, a Sister of St. Martha of Antigonish, died at Mary’s Court, Parkland Antigonish on Saturday, April 11, 2020 in the 66th year of her Religious Life. Her death is not related to COVID-19.

Born in Upper Margaree, Nova Scotia, Sr. Margaret was the daughter of the late John Archie and Alice (McDaniel) MacFarlane.

Sister Margaret entered the Sisters of St. Martha on August 15, 1952. She pronounced her first vows on August 15, 1954 and her perpetual vows on August 15, 1957. Sr. Margaret spent almost half of her religious life in the field of education, having obtained a teaching diploma from the Normal College, Truro in 1956. She continued her own education with a BA from the University of British Columbia, and BEd from St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish in 1970. Sr. Margaret taught in several communities in which the Congregation was present. In Nova Scotia she taught in St. Andrew’s; St. Margaret’s Bay, CB; Ingonish, CB; Dingwall, CB. In British Columbia she taught in Kamloops. She also served as Principal in Kamloops and Ingonish. Following her time as a teacher she moved into Catechetical Education in Dominion, CB before serving in the ministry of Spirituality. She was known as a trusted Spiritual Director and facilitator of Retreats and programs. Martha Retreat Centre in Lethbridge, AB., was among the many communities in which she served in this ministry.

Within the congregation Sr. Margaret served as the first Director of Martha Associates; Director of First Commitment; Director of Ongoing Formation; Assistant Congregation Leader. She also served as local superior in several of the local Communities in which she lived. She also put her love of history into practice as Oral Historian for the Congregation.

A woman of deep wisdom, Sr. Margaret was a trusted confidant to many. Her laughter was contagious, and she loved a good game of cards and was always up for adventure. She held the cares of the world deeply in her heart, and valued above all her relationships with God, her Martha Sisters, and her family with an abiding love for each.

Besides her parents, Sister Margaret was predeceased by two brothers, Harold and Gerald. She is survived by her brother James (Jim) and his wife Shirley, and her sister, Sr. Mary MacFarlane, CSM. She was devoted to her many nieces and nephews, and they to her.

The burial will take place in the private cemetery of the Sisters of St. Martha following the recommendations and procedures required during this time of COVID-19.

A Memorial Mass, and celebration of her life will be held at a later date once the doors to Parkland Antigonish can be open to guests.

Arrangements are under the direction of C.L. Curry Funeral Services of Antigonish.

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