January 15th, 2021

WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2020

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on May 27, 2020.

Janina “Jean” Adamus

1924 – 2020

Janina “Jean” Adamus passed away in Lethbridge on May 18, 2020, at the age of 96 years.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am, on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Pastor Al Litchfield officiating. With respect to the AHS COVID-19 Regulations, we will be limiting the number of people in attendance to 50 people.

In memory of Jean, if friends desire, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society, 1202 2 Ave S #40, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0E3.

Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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BRUCE EDWARD ARENS, the beloved husband of Renate Arens, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at home with his family at his side on Sunday, May 24th, 2020, at the age of 63 years.

Bruce was predeceased by his parents, Dellafield and Peggy Arens, as well as his brothers, Kerry, Mark, and Brian.

Besides his wife Renate, he is survived by his son Kris (Jody), daughter Karina (Boyd), four grandchildren Bryson, Brianna, Caderick, and Dallin. He is also survived by his brother Dell (AnnaMarie) and their children and grandchildren.

Bruce enjoyed fishing, playing cards at the German Canadian Club, going out mornings, meeting people and having coffee with them. He enjoyed his John Wayne movies. He was a compassionate, thoughtful, and an honorable man who loved his family and animal companions. Bruce was loved for his humor, respect, and generous spirit. Even though his time was short he touched the lives of so many people and he will be truly missed.

Cremation has been held, and a private interment will be conducted at a later date.

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COURT, Michael Russell Hannah

It is with heavy hearts that we would like to announce the peaceful passing of Russell Court of Raymond, Alberta, beloved husband to Carole Snow, on May 25, 2020 at the age of 81 years.

Russell was born on October 18, 1938 in Raymond, Alberta. He married Norma Jean Dainard in July of 1959 and were happily married for 41 years until Norma’s passing in 2000. In 2002, Russell married Carole Snow and they remained together until the day of his passing.

Alongside Carole, Russell will be lovingly remembered by his sons Barry Court of Grand Prairie, Russell (Debra) Court of Raymond, Michael (Jennifer) Court of Okotoks, and Mitchel (Holly) Court of Elkford BC; nine grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; brothers Cameron (Diane) Court of Salt Lake City UT, and Bruce (Louise) Court of Lethbridge.

Russell is predeceased by his first wife Norma Jean Court in 2000; daughter Karen Jean Court in 2011; brother Harris Court in 2019; sister-in-law Vicky Court in 2017; and his parents David and Doris Court.

Russell was born and raised in Raymond, AB, attending school there and continuing to work a short time at the Cardston Credit Union. After a short time away, Russell returned to Raymond to work at the Raymond Mercantile Co. managing numerous positions and becoming store Manager for many years. He ended up spending his career at the Merc Russell, eventually attaining ownership in 1995.

Russell served the community in various ways, including serving two terms as Town Councilor, and as a member of the Chamber of Commerce.

He was a devoted member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, serving in various church positions over the years.

Russell was extremely devoted to his family, being a great example to his kids, grand kids, and future generations to come. His greatest pleasure in life was his family and spending time with them.

He was a very talented individual. Some of those talents included music (as a self-taught guitarist), wood working, and drawing. He had a passion for the Great Outdoors, including hiking, fishing, and camping. He especially loved horseback riding, which he would take his kids and grandkids on many adventures. These trips were enjoyed by all, and those memories will be cherished forever.

Russell’s kind, humble, gentle spirit will be missed by the Raymond Community and his family.

Friends may meet the family from 7:00-8:00 pm on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home, 703-13 Street North, Lethbridge AB.

Also, due to Covid-19 restrictions, there will be a private graveside service at Temple Hill Cemetery on Friday, May 29, 2020. Those unable to attend are welcome to view the recorded service afterwards at http://www.generationsfh.ca.

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


, passed away suddenly on May 21st, 2020 in Lethbridge, AB at the age of 14 years.  A Wake Service will be held at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Wednesday, May 27th from 4:00 – 8:00 pm.  A Viewing will be held on Thursday, May 28th from 9:30 – 11:00 with a Private Family Service to follow at 11:00 am.  Interment in Blood Band Cemetery.

To WATCH the service Online or to send condolences please visit http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca


MARYELLEN CLAIR JOHNSON passed away at Good Samaritans Park Meadows Village on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at the age of 84 years.

MaryEllen is survived by her son, Norman (Jean) Johnson, grandchildren, Carrie (Travis), Nicole (Chad), Brandon, Angela and Jessica and great- grandchildren, Logan, Kylie, Jade and Natalie; daughter-in-law, Iris (Ken) and sister Devi (Brian) Herman as well as numerous beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She was predeceased by sons, Calvin, Lesley and Brian Johnson, grandson, Mark, parents, Stella Willison and Norman Livingston, stepfather, Walford Willison and her sons’ father, Dick Johnson and his parents, Viva and Edwin Johnson.

MaryEllen was born and raised in Lethbridge. She was a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force, and was also involved with St. Basil’s C.W.L, Secular Franciscan and Royal Purple. MaryEllen also sat on the board for Catholic Charities. She was helpful and kind to all of her friends and neighbours.

A Private Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Basil’s Catholic Church with Father Kevin Tumback celebrating.

MaryEllen will be laid to rest in Archmount Cemetery at a later date.

In memory of MaryEllen and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Basil’s C.W.L. (604 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge, AB, T1H 2S7) or to Mary Queen of Peace Franciscan Fraternity (Box 655, Pincher Creek, AB, T0K 1W0).

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JAMES “JIM” MCGINTY, beloved husband of Cathie McGinty, of Lethbridge, was taken to be with his Lord and Saviour after he passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, May 24, 2020 at the age of 92 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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Vera “Lois” Murphy

1932 – 2020

Mrs. Vera “Lois” Murphy of Calgary, beloved wife of the late Mr. Eric Murphy, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, May 25, 2020 at the age 88 years.

Lois is survived by her son Kevin (Debbie) Murphy; daughters Kathleen (Robert) Theriault, daughter Maureen Murphy; as well as 4 grand-daughters, 6 great-grandchildren and their families.

Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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On May 22, 2020 Karl’s spirit passed through the veil leaving behind his tired and worn-out body. Karl was reunited with his parents Gilbert and Ruth Olsen as well as brothers Joseph, Allan, and Murray.

Friends are welcome to meet with the family on Thursday May 28, 2020 from 7:00 to 8:00pm at Salmon and Sons Funeral Home (433 Stubb Ross Road South, Lethbridge). Due to the restrictions on public gatherings, please wait in your vehicle until a staff member comes to get you, Hand sanitizer will be provided.

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions there will only be a Family Service held on Friday May 29, 2020 at 11:00am. Please know that Karl would have loved to have you all attend. To view the Service online please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca, a link will be provided prior to the Service.

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William “Peter” Palmer

1941 – 2020

Mr. William “Peter” Palmer of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Donna Palmer, passed away after a brief illness on Saturday May 23, 2020 at the age of 78 years.

Peter was born June 10, 1941 in Rose Valley, Saskatchewan. He moved to Edmonton with his family in 1956 where he finished high school. He then attended the University of Alberta where he received his Bachelor of Arts Degree and Master of Education Degree in Educational Psychology.

As a certified psychologist, Peter worked for ten years for Lethbridge School District 51 and then pursued a career in private practice assessing students in Southern Alberta. He also developed an adult counselling practice before retiring in 2015. Peter loved his work and was in the right profession as a compassionate and caring person. He showed trust, acceptance and empathy for all people and circumstances and was highly regarded in the community.

Peter enjoyed camping, travelling, reading, jazz, barbecuing, spending time at the ocean, especially on Vancouver Island. He had a keen sense of humour and enjoyed talking to people.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years Donna (Roxburgh) Palmer, his daughter Erin Palmer, brothers-in-law Nat Mitenko, Ken Roxburgh (Louella), and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. He will also be missed by many dear friends.

He was predeceased by his son Cory Palmer, sister Mary Mitenko, parents Ruby and Bill Palmer, mother-in-law Hettie Roxburgh Blades.

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, a Private Service will be held at 2:30pm, on Thursday, May 28, 2020. For those who wish, please visit http://www.mbfunerals.com click on Peter’s obituary to view the live stream of the service.

Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Operation Smile (https:// operationsmile.ca/) 375 University Avenue, Suite 204, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 2J5, or a charity of one’s choice.

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SCHUMERS, DONNA C. (MILNER) passed away at home early Sunday morning, 24 May 2020 at age 84. Predeceased by parents Willis and Lucy (Nilsson) Christensen, husband Kenneth Kay Milner and husband Louis S. Schumers, son Bart (JoAnne) Milner, daughter and son-in-law Christine and Wilf Sparks, sisters Sylvia (Keith Braithwaite) and Gayla (Gord Jacobs), and grandsons Tyler Hansen and Leland Christensen.

She is survived by Rebecca (Peter) Christensen, Chriss (Ruth) Milner, Melanie (Brett) Hansen, James Milner, Paige (Herb) ZoBell, Pat Schumers, Shirley (Steve) Ogle, and her brother Jay (Bonnie) Jeffrey of Utah, 28 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Donna has been a wonderful mom, grandma, aunt and homemaker. She has fulfilled many church callings and has developed many talents throughout her life, including cooking, knitting, woodworking, porcelain doll making, and sewing. Her cheerful countenance, warm hugs, potato salad, and strong testimony will be missed dearly.

Friends are welcome to meet with the family on Friday May 29, 2020 from 7:00 to 8:00pm at Salmon and Sons Funeral Home (433 Stubb Ross Road South, Lethbridge). Due to the restrictions on public gatherings, please wait in your vehicle until a staff member comes to get you, Hand sanitizer will be provided.

A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday May 30, 2020 for those who have been asked to attend. Friends and family may view the Service online by visiting http://www.salmonandsons.ca.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca

Ken Woo
1954 – 2020

 Ken Woo, beloved husband of Kathy Giroux, passed away in Taber on Thursday, May 21, 2020 at the age of 65 years.
 As a result of the restrictions regarding COVID-19, and the government’s recommendations, a private visitation will be held at Southland Funeral Chapel on Monday, May 25, 2020. A private service will be held at Southland Funeral Chapel on Friday, May 29, 2020. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
 Besides Kathy, his wife of eighteen years, Ken is survived by his daughters Kinzie Woo of Taber and Paige (Dylan) Wall of Taber; his brother-in-law Paul Giroux and his family Raechel, Travis and Sam of Calgary, sister-in-law Steph (Darryl) Feininger and their family Jordan, Nick and Kali of Taber, brother-in-law Mark Giroux of Taber and of course, his fur grand pups “the boys” Frankie & Gus.
 He was predeceased by both his parents at a very young age. He was predeceased by his father-in-law and mother-in-law Paul and Bernice Giroux.
 Ken was born on July 21, 1954 in Rosetown, Saskatchewan. He lived in multiple places throughout Alberta and British Colombia before settling in Taber in 2002 where he met the love of his life, Kathy. He was known for his love of softball through the many years of playing and coaching.  
If not spending time with his family, Ken would enjoy the open road on his Harley Davidson, his pride and joy.  
 Ken was a husband, a father, an uncle and friend you were always able to talk to. He will be greatly missed being seen around town on his Harley with that big smile on his face.
 If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Ken’s name may be made directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, Box 2211, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4K7 (http://www.heartandstroke.ca).
 Ken’s family would like to thank the medical staff at the Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge, Dr. Yawney and the nursing staff at Taber Hospital.
 Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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