January 22nd, 2021

SATURDAY, September 5, 2020

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on September 5, 2020.



Monica left us to be with her father the evening of March 19, 2020.

Monica is survived by her mother, brothers and sisters in Calgary, as well as many co-workers and friends at the Lethbridge College where she taught, the Friends of the Library where she volunteered, and her card making group where she played.

Monica was born, raised and educated in Saskatchewan and her life was devoted to her teaching career. She took great satisfaction in watching her students learn and grasp that which they were taught. Her free time was spent with her dog in her garden where she enjoyed long hours tending her plants and flowers.

Monica was kind, generous and a joy to be with. Her absence was, is and will forever be keenly felt by all who knew her and were touched by her.

The “Monica Ekvall Memorial Award” has been created in her honour at the Lethbridge College and if you wish to make a donation, please visit http://www.lethbridge college.ca/give


July 24, 1943 – September 1, 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Verla Rae Flexhaug (Heggie) wife of Monte Flexhaug. Verla passed away peacefully on Tuesday September 1, 2020 at the age of 77 years.

Verla was born and raised in Raymond, Alberta; she was number three of eight daughters to Dean and Georga Heggie. She has fond memories of her grandma Heggie and all the love and affection she gave. Verla later spent time working in Waterton where she made lifelong memories and met Betty who would become a great life-long friend.

Verla was the best mom, grandma and great grandma to all her girls. Her daughters have memories of their mom who seemed to be able to do it all, and was always such a strong support in their lives. Through the years she spent much of her time trying new hobbies; she enjoyed everything from knitting, needle work, quilting, ceramics and much more through the years.

She also enjoyed spending time in her garden. Her granddaughters fondly remember many special things about her including some of the more simple things such as time spent visiting with grandma after school.

She will be greatly missed by her husband Monte Flexhaug; daughter Cheree (Dale) Pickering and their children Kori (Jeff) Bezooyen and Danyel Pickering; daughter Suzanne (Charles) Jarvie and their children Nicole (Austin) Jarvie and Kelli Jarvie, and her great-granddaughters Mckinley Blokker and Ellie Bezooyen who knew her affectionatly as Gigi.

A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, September 8 at 2:00 p.m. at SALMON AND SONS FUNERAL HOME, 433 Stubb Ross Road South Lethbridge.

Due to the Covid restrictions if you wish to attend the Service please call Salmon and Sons Funeral Home at 403-381-0590 to register.

In lieu of flowers a memorial donation can be made to Canadian Red Cross (335 Columbia Blvd W. Lethbridge T1K 5Y8)

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

Legge, Margery (nee Bootland)

Passed away peacefully with family close by in Victoria BC on Thursday August 27, 2020 at the age of 96 years. Margery was born July 17 1924 in West Hartlepool, Durham, England. She was predeceased by her husband Stanley Ernest Legge in 1983.

Lovingly remembered by daughter Diane (Cam), son Phill (Barbara), and daughter Pamela (Jim), grandchildren Stacey (Ted), Travis (Patricia), Morgan, Dionne (Andrew), Dawson (Becky), Jeffrey, Wayne (Dara), Amanda (Lewis) step grandchildren Carri, Kris, Shaun (Amber) great grandchildren Kasidy, Eryn, Sara, Alea, Myla, Joshua, Tyler, Georgia, Violet, Samuel, Isabella, Oliver and Isla, step great grandchildren Briella and Greysen.

Mom met Dad in England during World War II and came to Canada as a war bride in 1945. They lived in Lethbridge raising our family until dad passed away in 1983. Thereafter she lived in Red Deer AB, White Rock BC and then on to Victoria BC staying ever so close to her family.

Mom loved travelling, the casino, cards, bingo, and a good feed of mussels or fish and chips.

But most of all, she loved her family and family dinners. Mom will always be remembered by family and friends for her cheerful sunny friendly demeanor and love of life. She was the anchor of our family. We love you Mom.

Following cremation Margery will be reunited with Stanley in Mountain View Cemetery Lethbridge Alberta.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 3:00 pm at McCall Gardens, 4665 Falaise Dr. Victoria BC. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the service will be limited to immediate family. All others are invited to attend virtually via Zoom by clicking a link on Mrs. Legge’s obituary page at mccallgardens.com. Please use your video camera when joining so that family in attendance can see you and feel your support.

Condolences may be offered to the family at http://www.mccallgardens.com

Emma Lindeman

1926 – 2020

Mrs. Emma Julianna Lindeman of Milk River, beloved wife of the late Mr. Leslie Lindeman, passed away at the Milk River Hospital on Sunday, February 9, 2020 at the age of 93 years.

A private Memorial Service will be held and will be available via Zoom. For those who wish to virtually attend, please contact the family for the link.

Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.


In loving memory of ROBERTA (BOBBIE) LEE NILSSON, born in Lethbridge, AB on April 22, 1959 to the late Isaac Wiens and Louella Striemer. Bobbie passed away on August 28, 2020 in Lethbridge, AB after a long and courageous 5-year battle with cancer. Through the disease she remained positive, happy and strong. She had an infectious laugh and loved being around family and friends.

Left to mourn her passing is her loving husband, Alan; daughter, Sherri (Josh) Hart and grandson, Tristan; step-children, Stacy (Clayton) West, Brad (Emelia) Nilsson, Landon (Megan) Nilsson, Rylan (Tamarra) Nilsson and Jayden Nilsson; also 7 Step-grandchildren.

A Graveside Service will be held at the Royal View Memorial Cemetery, North Lethbridge, Alberta on Wednesday, September 9th, at 1:00 pm. Those who wish to attend are welcome – Social distancing.

Condolences may be sent to: http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca


June 9, 1948 – Aug. 6, 2020

DON NORRIE died peacefully at home while surrounded by his family on Thursday, August 6, 2020.

The family would like to invite relatives and friends to a Celebration of Don’s Life at the Popson Park Picnic Shelter, on Saturday, September 12, 2020 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

For directions please contact Katherine Norrie at Kath.e.mcleod@gmail.com

To send a condolence, please visit


Derek Dean Prairie Chicken


The family of Derek Prairie Chicken sadly announce his passing on Sunday, August 30, 2020, at the Chinook Regional Hospital, Lethbridge. He was 47 years old.

Prayer Service to take place at Snodgrass Funeral Homes (Pincher Creek) at 11:00 am on Sunday, September 6, followed by Wake Service at Lloyd Wolf Tail’s residence in Brocket.

The Funeral Service to take place at Lloyd Wolf Tail’s residence on Monday, September 7, at 11:00 am with Morris Little Wolf officiating. The interment to take place at Piikani Nation Cemetery, Brocket.

Due to current gathering restrictions, only 100 participants at a time may attend outdoor gatherings with social distancing strongly encouraged.

Snodgrass Funeral Home

assisting the Prairie Chicken/Wolf Tail families with funeral

arrangements, (403) 627-4864.


Isla Leyland Sonnenberg, daughter of Heather and Joe Sonnenberg, was born into the arms of Jesus on August 29, 2020 at 6:03 am. Isla weighed 6lbs 12.5 oz and was 47 cm long. Isla was loved so much by her Mommy and Daddy and had so many friends and family awaiting her birth, especially her big brothers Jeremiah and Drummond. She is also survived by her grandparents Laurel and Greig Sheppard, and Raeleen and Robert Sonnenberg and her Great Grandparents Bill Armerding and Erna Sonnenberg.

Isla was beautiful and Mommy and Daddy love her so much. Though our hearts are broken right now, we both look forward to the day when we will hold her again. We are comforted by the knowledge that she has been welcomed into heaven by many other friends and family members who have gone before, and especially her Auntie Melissa and her precious little friend Dawsyn.

We would like to thank the labour and delivery nurses and Dr. Button at the Hinton Healthcare Centre for their compassionate care during the hardest night of our lives. We are also so thankful for the outpouring of support and love from so many family and friends, it means the world to us right now.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Lethbridge Pregnancy Care Centre in memory of our precious little girl.

To send a condolence, please

visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca


July 21, 1968 – Sept. 3, 2020

On Sept. 3 we lost a special man who truly embodied humility and kindness. Marvin’s compassion and selflessness was known by everyone who came into his life. Marvin loved everyone, but those who held a special place in his heart called him “baby”, “papa” and “Luppy”.

His battle with cancer was a short one, but he gave his best fight. He was courageous and strong until he couldn’t be anymore and for that, he has become our ultimate warrior.

Marvin leaves behind his one true love, Debbi.

He was predeceased by his father Herman Wichers and is survived by his mother Leida (Herman), his brother Derrick (Jennifer), his sisters Joanne (Peter) and Gerralyn (Burt), his nieces Meagan (great-nephews – Aaron, Jake) and Alisha. Marvin is also survived by his step-children Kandis (Jason), Brody (Lindsay), Rustin (Melissa), his grandchildren Tessa, Talon, Dez, Kaidance, Lucia, Noralea, Nevaeh, Remington, and the little girl who stole his heart, his great-granddaughter Ariya.

The family would like to express a sincere thank-you to the Palliative Care Team and Dr. Coma for the time, commitment, and care they provided for Marvin.

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