November 1st, 2020

MONDAY, May 25, 2020

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on May 25, 2020.


RALPH “RUDY” FREDRICK, beloved husband of Edith Fredrick, of Raymond, passed away peacefully at the Raymond Health Centre on Sunday, May 24, 2020 at the age of 87 years.

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Frank Knoch

1928 – 2020

Mr. Frank Knoch of Raymond, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Emma Knoch, passed away at The Good Samaritan Society Prairie Ridge, on Saturday, May 23, 2020, at the age of 92 years.

A Celebration of Frank’s Life will be planned once COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted.

Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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Wallace “Bud” Neale

1934 – 2020

“Prospector Bud” of Lethbridge, passed away at the Jack Ady Cancer Centre, on Friday, May 22, 2020, at the age of 85 years.

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KARL FRANCIS OLSEN, beloved husband of Shirley Olsen, passed away on May 22, 2020 at the age of 76 years.

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William “Peter” Palmer

1941 – 2020

Mr. William “Peter” Palmer of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Donna Palmer, passed away at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre in Lethbridge on Saturday, May 23, 2020 at the age of 78 years.

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Dale Bernard Petersen

February 1, 1939 – May 22, 2020

Mr. Dale Petersen of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, May 22, 2020 at the age of 81 years.

Born and raised in Lethbridge, AB, Dale Petersen found purpose expressing his creativity and inspiring others to do the same. Dale was a creator—a carpenter—and worked as a high school shop and graphics teacher. He taught critical thinking and precision-based design, taking great pride in the details. In the 1970s, Dale and his family moved to Germany for a four-year teaching secondment and travelled extensively throughout Europe.

Those who knew Dale will remember him as a perfectionist who strove for excellence. Over the years, Dale honed his craftmanship hobbies and designed, created and built his own home, Scandinavian furniture, and custom cabinets and gun stocks for his friends. He also fashioned innovative tools, shuffleboards, skeet games, go carts and much more.

Dale was an avid hunter, trap and skeet shooter and gun collector. He was instrumental in establishing the Lethbridge Trap Club and served as president there for several years. When the club closed, he continued his legacy by designing skeet games at nearby farms with his friends.

Dale loved his dogs and spent considerable time training them to hunt, retrieve, and even fetch beer from the fridge. He enjoyed outdoor activities, competitive games, camping and skiing, and spending special occasions with family enjoying good food, drinking questionable wine and discussing bad politics and the stock market.

Dad, Grandpa, Great Grandpa was an intelligent, independent and deep-thinking man who marched to the beat of his own drum up until his final day. He is survived by his two daughters, Corinne and Kelly (Pete), five grandchildren, Kalen (Natalia), Spencer, Cassidy, Blake (Josh) and Quinn (Skyler), great grandchild Kateryna and other relatives and close friends.

The family thanks the healthcare professionals from Chinook Regional Hospital for their excellent and attentive care.

At Dale’s request and due to COVID-19, there will be no memorial service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society are appreciated, 325 Manning Rd NE #200, Calgary, AB T2E 2P5.

Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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PETER REMPEL, JR. passed away peacefully at home in Lethbridge on May 21, 2020 at the age of 81. Peter is lovingly remembered by daughters Tahirih Rempel (Andrew Ichikawa) and Sholeh Rempel (Chris Scholpp) and grandchildren Kai, Asha, and Akeo Ichikawa.

He is also survived by his siblings Anne, Jack, Tina, Mary, David, all residing in Saskatchewan, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Peter Rempel and Annie (Fehr) Rempel, siblings Abe, Sarah, Walter, Henry, Willy, Helen, Ruth, and two infant siblings.

Peter was born November 14, 1938 near Hague, Saskatchewan. When he left home to work, he moved to Kitimat, BC where he worked at a sawmill and for Fuller Brush in door-to-door sales. He spent two memorable years living and working in Europe, mainly England and Germany. His work with Fuller Brush brought him to Calgary in the early 1960s. He moved to Lethbridge in 1973, worked at a variety of jobs and eventually obtained a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Lethbridge. He worked in community support since the 1980s, most notably for the Southern Alberta Community Living Association (SACLA), retiring four years ago.

Peter was a committed member of the Baha’i community.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the charity of your choice.

A Private Memorial Service will be held at Salmon and Sons Funeral Home with a graveside service to follow. The service may be viewed via ZOOM Thursday, May 28 at 1:00pm. A link will be available at shortly before the service.

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DONNA SCHUMERS, beloved wife of the late Louis Schumers, passed away on May 24, 2020.

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May 4, 1930 – May 20, 2020

HELEN SKIPPEN, beloved wife of Keith Skippen, of Milk River, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at the age of 90 years.

Besides her loving husband Keith, Helen is survived by her daughters Linda Selk of Milk River, Connie (Larry) Ainscough of Milk River and Donna Brower of Medicine Hat as well as five grandchildren: Rhonda (Matt) Wolske, Gordon (Stacey) Ainscough, Amber (Cory) Gretzinger, Jennifer (Travis) Kobly and Cole Brower, granddaughter-in-law Tanya Selk and nine great-grandchildren: Hailey and Carter Wolske, Lucas Selk, Claire and Elliott Ainscough, Brinley and Easton Gretzinger and Gannon and Levi Kobly.

She was predeceased by her parents Ed and Mary Dittman, brother Bill Dittman, sons-in-law Loren Brower and Clark Selk and grandson Brad Selk.

Helen was very active in her church and community. She was proud to be a life-member of the C.W.L. Her accomplishments were too numerous to mention. Helen was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great- grandmother who will be sadly missed.

A Private Family Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Peter’s Catholic Church with Father Salvador Ahumada celebrating. Interment will follow in Milk River Cemetery.

In memory of Helen, donations may be made to the Milk River Health Centre (Box 90, Milk River, AB, T0K 1M0), HALO Air Ambulance (12-49 Viscount Avenue S.W., Medicine Hat, AB, T1A 5G4) or to a charity of one’s choice.

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