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WEDNESDAY, November 25, 2020

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on November 25, 2020.

Henry Bosman

1941 – 2020

Henry CW Bosman, surrounded by his loving family, died peacefully at home on November 22, 2020 at age 79, from ALS.

Henry was the 6th of 8 children of Henry G Bosman and Theodora Berdina (Jansen) Bosman who immigrated from Holland with their entire family in 1952. They began life in Canada working the sugar beets in Turin, Alberta.

Henry graduated from the Lethbridge Collegiate Institute (LCI) and the University of Alberta as a Chemical Engineer in 1965.

He married his high school sweetheart Norma Lyckman in 1964. He is survived by his spouse Norma; daughters Laura Bosman (Jim Ling) of Houston, Texas, and Diane Bosman (Paul Bognar) of Toronto, Ontario and two granddaughters Rachel and Amanda of Houston Texas.

Henry was predeceased by his parents and his oldest brother Gerry (Calgary, AB). He is survived by Ann Wiskerke (Nanaimo, BC); Willemina Lichak, (Daysland, AB); Rose Visser, (Lethbridge, AB); Brian, (Stockton, CA); Theo, (Quesnel, BC); Chris (Edmonton, AB); and numerous nieces and nephews and their children.

His professional career included Cominco of Trail, BC, the City of Lethbridge, and MPE Engineering of Lethbridge.

He was politically active and was elected/appointed to the Trail Public School Board, Lethbridge Community College Board of Governors, the Oldman Dam Habitat Remediation Committee and the Alberta Historical Resources Foundation.

He volunteered for 16 years with the Investigative Committee of the Professional Engineers of Alberta, the Southern Alberta Mental Health Board and the Friends of the Lethbridge Public Library.

Henry enjoyed spending time hiking, curling, skiing and, recently exploring family history.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be directed to the Friends of the Lethbridge Public Library, 810 5 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4C4, or the ALS Society of Alberta in Henry’s name, 7874 10 St NE, Calgary, AB T2E 8W1.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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Olga Geddes

1939 – 2020

Mrs. Olga Geddes of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Donald Geddes, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, November 23, 2020 at the age of 81 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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Donald Keith Miller, age 63, of Coaldale Alberta died peacefully, the evening of November 18, 2020, of a massive stroke in the Lethbridge Regional Hospital.

Don was born May 18, 1957 in York, Pennsylvania to the late Charles and Dorothy (Witmer) Miller. He married Mary Weaver in April 15, 1978, and they were blessed with seven children and twenty-eight grandchildren.

They moved to Tilley, Alberta in March of 1981. Their family relocated to Coaldale, Alberta in May, 1985. Don was called to the ministry for the Bethesda Mennonite Church in October of that year. He faithfully served there until his death.

He began Miller Lawn Care in 1987 and remained active in the business until his death.

He is survived by his wife Mary, of forty-two years, and all his children; Wesley (Tabitha) Miller of Belen, New Mexico, Delores (John Mark) Shenk of Belen, New Mexico, Linford (Rhoda) Miller of Ashland, Wisconsin, Dianne (Tim) Shaum of Coaldale, Alberta, Richard Miller of Coaldale, Alberta, Vernon (Marilyn) Miller of Two Hills, Alberta, Kervin (Krista) Miller of Coaldale, Alberta. He loved his family and very much enjoyed time spent with them. We treasure the legacy of faith he left behind for us.

His brothers and sisters are; Glenn & Anna Lois Miller of Bloomfield, New Mexico, (Betty) & Lee Schrock of Craig, Colorado, Marian and Nelson Torkelson of Pueblo Colorado, Dottie & Herb Torkelson of Duchess, Alberta, Paul & (Jean) of Spring Grove, Pennsylvania, Rhoda & Dallas Witmer of Tabio, Colombia, Ruthie & Daryl Bair of Quarryville, Pennsylvania, and Jim & Rhoda Miller of Tilley, Alberta.

He was preceded in death by an infant brother, Robert, both his parents, sister Betty, and sister-in-law Jean.

Due to current restrictions, a walk-through viewing will be held on Wednesday, November 25, 2020, at 6-8 P.M. at Bethesda Mennonite Church in Coaldale. Safety measures will be observed.

A private burial will take place in the Coaldale Cemetery.

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DONNA PALMER SPACKMAN, beloved wife of the late Dr. Roy R Spackman, passed away peacefully on November 20, 2020 in Cardston Alberta at the age of 91.

Donna will be greatly missed by her six children: Wendy (Michael) Johnson of Rochester, Minnesota; Leslie (Ken) Rodgers of Lethbridge; Debra (Duane) French of Cardston; James (Shelly) Spackman of Burley, Idaho; Andrea Spackman of Lethbridge; and Christine (Garry) Fox of Cardston; 24 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, and one sister Deanie (Garry) Ursenbach, and sister-in-law Dori (Mel) Spackman. She is predeceased by her husband, her parents, her brothers Monte (Jean) Palmer, Bud (Jessie) Palmer and her twin sister.

Donna and her twin sister Mona were born January 13, 1929, in Raymond, Alberta to Leslie Larson Palmer and Florelle Love Palmer. She was raised in Raymond and attended the University of Alberta where she became a teacher. She married Roy Spackman on September 1, 1949 in the Cardston temple and moved to Cardston where he set up his medical practice and they started their family.

Donna was a loving and gracious person who made a lasting impact on her family and all who knew her. She was a devoted member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and was a brilliant example of life-long learning and leadership.

Friends may meet the family at the Legacy Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Due to Covid restrictions, a family funeral service will be held on Thursday, November 26, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the Cardston cemetery.

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