By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on October 13, 2020.
Orah “June” Kemper Hartley
Mom passed away peacefully in her sleep at St. Therese Villa in Lethbridge on October 8, 2020, where she and Dad had lived for the past eight years.
She is survived by her loving husband Wayne Hartley and six children: Cindy (Ken) Christensen, Caldwell, Idaho, Beverly Derricott, Fort Macleod, AB, Tim (Crystal) Hill, Lethbridge, AB, Stephen (Susan) Hill, Lethbridge, AB, Jason (Paula) Hartley, Cardston, AB, and Pam (Troy) De Forest, Olds, AB. Mom also has 21 grandchildren, 39 great- grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandsons. Mom was predeceased by two of her children, Matthew, and Jill in 1980.
Mom was born June 22, 1932 in Taber, AB and spent her early years in the Cranford area. She lived her early adult years in Stirling, AB before moving the family to the ranch south of Cardston in 1978. Mom and Dad spent many years hosting family get togethers and working hard on the ranch. The grandchildren have many memories of time spent gopher hunting with grandpa and family wiener roasts at the picnic spot. Grandma’s homemade bread and strawberry jam were a highlight of any ranch visit. We were always welcome there and felt the love and support of both Grandma and Grandpa.
Mom will be remembered by family and all who knew her for her unwavering faith and great strength through her many challenges in life. Never complaining or feeling sorry for herself she weathered life with fortitude and complete faith in Heavenly Father’s plan for her.
Due to COVID restrictions a private family funeral is being held. Condolences can be shared with the family via the Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca/send-condolences.html
HELEN NANCY JOHNSON, beloved wife of David Johnson of Picture Butte, passed away at the Coaldale Health Center on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at the age of 71 years.
A private service will take place at a later date.
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JOHANNA (ANN) KEUJER beloved wife of 59 years to Gerhardus (Jerry) Keujer passed away peacefully at home with her loving family by her side on October 10, 2020 at the age of 82.
Cherished mother of Marion (Eddy) Mulder, Anita (Steve) Primrose, Bernny (Sandi) Keujer and Trudy (Steve) Wilson. Not only will her presence be greatly missed by her husband and children, but also her 11 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Ann was predeceased by her daughter Suzanne.
“Your life was love and labour,
Your love for your family true,
You did your best for all of us,
We will always remember you.
We sat beside your bedside,
Our hearts were crushed and sore,
We did our duty to the end,
‘Til we could do no more”
Due to Covid restrictions, a private family service will be held.
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ERIC JOSEPH MORRIS of Lethbridge, Alberta passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at the age of 88 years.
Eric was born on January 9, 1932 in Ottawa, Ontario to Leslie and Lucy Morris. He spent his childhood in Ottawa before joining the Canadian Armed Forces, starting his service in Korea. Before leaving for Korea, he married Geraldine (Gerry, Dean) Moyse from Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. Eric was accompanied by Gerry and their three sons as he served throughout Canada and West Germany with various field regiments of the Royal Canadian Horse Artillery over 45 years. This is including time at National Defense Headquarters (NDHQ) in Ottawa and another 10 years as a senior civilian military consultant. He was proud of his role as a “Peace Keeper” in the military service and rose through the non-commissioned ranks from Gunner to Chief Warrant Officer (CWO) and was the Regimental Sergeant Major (RSM) of the 1RCHA field regiment (Royal Canadian Horse Artillery) in Europe, prior to his work at NDHQ. In his retirement, Eric was active and held a variety of positions with the Korean Veterans Association in Lethbridge. He was a soft-spoken man of few words, but well respected by all ranks in the service and always got the job done.
Eric is predeceased by his wife, Gerry in February 2020 and survived by their sons, Rick (Deborah), Grant (Marilyn) and Brent (Lisa) and several grand and great-grandchildren. He affectionately and jokingly referred to his three sons as “Those Rotten Kids”. If he gave you a hard time, that meant he liked/loved you. If you got the silent treatment, your status was questionable. Dad was a tough man with a soft heart!
Eric was the last one remaining of his siblings. He was predeceased by his sister, Anita and his brothers, Robert (Bob) and Nolan (Noley).
A Private Service will be held for family and a Celebration of Life will be scheduled at a later appropriate date for both Eric and Gerry. Memorial donations to The Lethbridge Military Museum (20th Independent Field Battery), 337 Stubb Ross Road South, Lethbridge, AB, T1K 7N3 in Eric’s name would be appreciated.
UBIQUE – Stand Easy – End of Mission
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Kiyomi Dawn Sakamoto
1956 – 2020
Mrs. Kiyomi Dawn Sakamoto of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. Lyal Sakamoto, and mother to Karyn, Jessica, and Lisa passed away with her loving family at her side, at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre on Saturday, October 10, 2020, at the age of 64 years.
Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.
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Barbara “Jean” Tallow
Aisokinakiaakii – Nurse
March 3, 1942 – October 5, 2020
Jean was born on March 3, 1942 in Saint Ignatius, Montana and passed away peacefully on October 5, 2020 in Lethbridge, AB at the age of 78.
A wake service will be held on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at the residence of Hugh Tallow, Blood Reserve from 5:00 – 11:00 pm. The funeral service will be held on Thursday October 15, 2020 at Legacy Funeral Home at 11:00 am. (Due to COVID-19 restrictions a limited number will be allowed into the service.)
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