By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on June 3, 2020.
MARION BENNETT (Leigh) (née Ross) passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Saturday, May 30, 2020 with her family by her side after a short battle with cancer.
Marion was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and GG. She is survived by her loving daughter, Janet Gardner of High River; her son, Gordon (Sharon) Leigh of High River; her stepson, Brian (Marina) Bennett of Prince George, BC; her sisters, Doreen Garland of Calgary and Bobbie (Duane) Pendergast of Lethbridge, as well as two nieces. Marion was so proud of her seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her first husband, James Leigh (d. 1982); her second husband, Dr. Ronald Bennett (d. 2000); her special friend, Lawrence Stadlwiser (d. 2018); her brother-in-law, Archie Garland (d. 2019), and her son-in-law, Doug Gardner (d. 2019).
Marion was born on January 30, 1931 in Lacombe, AB. She lived in High River from 1942 to 1983 before moving to Lethbridge. She loved to socialize and looked forward to spending time with her many friends through golf, Bridge, and coffee. Her love of life and people touched the lives of all those who knew her. She loved to travel, and took great pride in entertaining friends and family.
A service to celebrate her life will be held at a later date. Donations can be made to the Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation: 960 – 19 St. S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 1W5.
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BIG SORREL HORSE
LOUISE MARIE BIG SORREL HORSE passed away on May 27th, 2020 in Lethbridge, AB at the age of 65 years. A Wake Service will be held at the Louise Big Sorrel Horse residence, Blood Reserve on Friday, June 5th at 7:00 p.m continuing all night. The Funeral Service will continue at the Big Sorrel Horse residence beginning at 12:00 pm on Saturday, June 6th. Interment in the Blood Band Cemetery.
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William “Vern” Davis
1937 – 2020
William V. (Vern) Davis of Lethbridge passed away peacefully on May 30, 2020 at the age of 83 after many years of struggle with COPD and the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Vern Davis was the last of 5 children born to the Davis family. He was raised with his brothers and sisters on their ranch west of Levitt, Alberta and enjoyed the outdoor lifestyle. He loved to take his family camping and fishing in the summer. Vern Davis was a quiet, respectful and gentle soul; he never raised a hand to his children and rarely raised his voice. He didn’t mind hard work as long as it was rewarded with a cold beer at the end of it. His last 7 years were spent living at the Heritage Lodge where he enjoyed all the activities, the social atmosphere and the great food. He was happy and content to the end.
Vern Davis is survived by his 4 daughters and only son: Holli Mae (Chris) McVean, Anna Marie Davis, Coralie Ann Davis, Angela Rae Wolfe, and Adrian Vernard Davis; 13 grandchildren: Crystal, Kayla, Christopher, Deidre, Sean, Kirsten, Brianna, Damian, Randy, Cole, Shey, Janessa and Tanner; as well as numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and their families.
He was predeceased by his parents Alfred Donald Davis and Ilah May Davis and all of his siblings: Alfred Keith Davis, Donald Lester Davis, Dorothy Laverne Rodwell and Gladys Colleen Hendrey.
A private family memorial service will be scheduled for a later date when travel is safe. Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer Society Canada 20 Eglinton Ave. W., 16th Floor, Toronto, ON M4R 1K8 in hopes of a treatment.
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FERENZ, BRYAN JAMES
1960 – 2020
Bryan passed away peacefully at his residence on May 29, 2020 in Vancouver, B.C.
He is survived by his parents Helen & Al Ferenz, brothers Dave (Pam) of Ottawa, Jim (Glenda) of Lethbridge and their families.
He was predeceased by his sister Janet 2014.
Bryan was very loved and will be missed dearly by all who knew him. Cremation to take place.
1971 – 2020
Mr. Jason Hunt of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Karen Hunt, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at the age of 48 years.
A Private Family graveside service will be held on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in the Mountain View Cemetery, with Reverend Trevor Potter, officiating.
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JONES, MICHELE LYNN (née Emery)
Jan. 29, 1962 – May 28, 2020
At the tender age of 58 years, Michele passed peacefully at Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge on Thursday, May 28, 2020. She had fought the good fight for three weeks assisted by the kind and caring staff of CRH’s Intensive Care Unit. Our family extends its sincere gratitude to all of the doctors and nurses for their high degree of professionalism and warm human interaction during Michele’s illness and subsequent passing. The pneumonia she battled proved to be an overwhelming force. Our loss has since become the gain of Heaven and its Angels.
Michele is lovingly cherished by her husband of 35 years, Bradley “Brad” Jones of Lethbridge. She will be sadly missed by her older brother, Richard “Rick” Emery, her younger sister, Nancy (Bruce) Smith, and her father, Robert “Bob” (Maxine) Emery, all of Lethbridge. Michele’s two nephews, Richard Emery Jr. and Michael “Mikey” Emery, held a cherished place in her heart. She also had two special friends, Marilyn Brown and Vi Hickman, who will miss her dearly.
She was predeceased by her mother, Mary Ethel Baird (née Rohaly, d. 2013), her maternal grandparents, Frank (d. 1991) & Ethel Rohaly (d. 1987), her paternal grandparents, Ted (d. 1974) & Gertrude Emery (d. 1996), and her parents-in-law, Melford “Mel” (d. 2008) & Pearl Jones (d. 2007) of Carberry, MB.
Michele is also survived by her beloved fur baby, Punky—the ‘Yorkshire Terrorist’ and the 200-pound territorial guardian of the backyard in a 4.5-pound body. She was the apple of Momma’s eye, the joy in her heart, and the living proof that “dog” spelled backwards is the tangible evidence of unconditional love. During our time together, we’ve had the honour, privilege and blessing of having three canines prior to Punky. Michele called the first one “her teacher”. Sprite “T” showed Michele that animals have souls. Sprite “T” was smart as a whip and constantly kept Michele on her toes. The second one was Kayla and she had a special relationship with Michele. The third one was a rescue named Kelti and was just a beautiful soul. All three would have been on the “Rainbow Bridge” anxiously waiting for Michele to cross over and be with them again.
Michele worked at St. Therese Villa. She had been employed by Aramark Canada for 11 years and 11 months, serving the evening meals on West one. Michele loved being of service and cherished the special relationships she forged with the residents and coworkers. She often commented that she did it out of a sense of loyalty and duty rather than monetary compensation.
Michele wished to have a simple cremation and be united with the ashes of her previous three fur babies: Sprite “T” (Spidey), Kayla (BoBo Bear) and Kelti (Winkie). She requested there be no formal memorial service. In lieu of flowers, a donation to your local humane society would have pleased her to no end.
Love to you all, until we meet again.
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