June 24th, 2024

FRIDAY, June 18, 2021

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on June 18, 2021.

Jean van Tryp

1932 – 2021

It is with grieving hearts that the family of Adriana (Jean) van Tryp announce her passing in Bow Island on June 11, 2021 at the age of 89 years. Her family rejoices in a life well lived; one of love, joy and faith.

Should the provincial COVID-19 restrictions be lifted, relatives and friends are invited join in a celebration of Jean’s life at St. Michael’s Church, 1113 – 1 St. East, Bow Island.

Prayers: Friday, July 2, 2021 at 7:00 P.M.

Funeral Mass: Saturday, July 3, 2021 at 11:00 A.M.

Burial to follow at the Burdett Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.


BEVERLY JEANNE LAYE, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend to all, died peacefully on June 6, 2021 at 2:00 A.M. at the Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge.

Bev is lovingly remembered by her son, Kelly Tower and her grandson, Ryan Tower, Myranda Blehm and special family friend, Karen Delanoy; her great-grandchildren, Autumn Lynn, and Jada Lynn Tower and Kaleb Hanser, as well as many more adopted family and friends.

She was predeceased by her husbands, Gordon Frank Tower and Bernard Henry Laye and grandson, Jordon Kelly Tower.

”Grandma Bev”, as she was referred to by many, loved everyone and could often be heard regaling to family and friends with humourous memories and facts about life and raising a family. She encouraged everyone, family and friends alike, to be loving, supportive, and positive. Bev had a big beautiful heart which was contagious to everyone around her. She was a truly gracious and caring woman and was loved by many far and wide. Bev loved life, family, and the beauty of the world around her and she made friends everywhere she went. She had a way of making people feel loved and wanted, even complete strangers. Bev accepted everyone and loved and appreciated anyone who looked out for her family and close friends.

Due to COVID restrictions, a Celebration of Life Ceremony will be announced at a later date.

The Celebration will be keeping with the friendly, optimistic and easy way she lived and loved. It will be a casual affair and we will make time for anyone who would like to say a few words.

“Those we love don’t go away.

They walk beside us every day.

Unseen, unheard, but always nearby.

So loved, so missed, so very dear.”

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Kelsey Theresa Lillian

January 24th, 1978

– June 10th, 2021

It’s with much sorrow and heartbreak that we announce the passing of our beautiful, talented, loving daughter Kelsey Theresa Lillian Papworth after having brief health issues.

Birthday January 24, 1978

Being named after her two Grandmothers couldn’t have been better as she possessed traits from both!

Kelsey is survived by her partner Perry Mohl, her parents John & Cynthia, her brother Kurtis and son Kayden and sister Kristin, partner Cody and son Kenyon and Cody’s daughter Shay. She is also survived by Perry’s mom Joan Mohl and his family. She was predeceased by grandparents Jake & Lillian Dunn and Dick & Theresa Papworth.

Kelsey went to grade school at Huntsville, graduated High School at Picture Butte High. She graduated as an aesthetician from Marvel Collage in Edmonton and then received her Registered Nurses Diploma from Lethbridge Community College.

Kelsey was very athletic and Figure Skated for many years earning her Gold Dances, Senior Silver freeskate and also coached figure skating.

She played Volleyball in high school and also played with the Lethbridge volleyball club.

She ran for Miss Teen Lethbridge and placed 2nd runner up and earned the title of Miss Teen Fitness. Kelsey loved to model and was a participant in many fashion shows starting at age 5 for the Butte Dress Shoppe.

Full of fun and teasing but so loving, artistic and friendly, Kelsey will be sorely missed by many, including her four legged and furry best friends.

A celebration of Kelsey’s life will be held at a time when we can all gather together safely.

To email condolences please visit http://www.snodgrassfuneralhomes.com

Arrangements in Care of

Snodgrass Funeral Home Okotoks 403-938-3111.


DELLA MARIE SCHWENGLER passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at the age of 75 years.

Cremation entrusted to Cornerstone Funeral Home.

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Lila Jane (Ramstad) Shreve, beloved wife of Peter Shreve, passed away on June 12, 2021 at the age of 75 years.

Lila is the loving Mother of Melissa (Perry) Siegl of Lethbridge, AB and Darcy (Dagny) Latham of Fort McMurray, AB. She was a proud grandmother to 9 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Lila is also survived by her brother Stan (Bert) Ramstad of Armstrong, BC, as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.

Memorial donations made to the YWCA, Harbour House, in Lethbridge Ab, in Lila’s name would be greatly appreciated.

Visit http://www.generationsfh.ca to send a condolence.


July 18, 1933 – June 11, 2021

EDWIN UTAH SPEARS passed away in Lethbridge with his daughters by his side, on Friday, June 11, 2021, just shy of his 88th birthday.

Ed is survived by his three daughters from his marriage to Hilda McDonald: Modena Spears and daughter, Aurora; Melinda (Tom) Havlas; Melanie (Todd) Law, and their three sons: Spencer (Ariel), and four children; Wyatt (Melissa), and daughter; and Malcolm. He is also survived by his sister, Wanda Sue Smith and her daughter, Ginger (Greg) Turner; and by the children of a deceased sister, Chuck (Linda) Hornbuckle; JoLynn Gessert and two children, two grandchildren.

He is predeceased by his sister, Noka Dean Hornbuckle, his mother, Ova Lee Wisdom, and his father, Thomas Damon Spears.

In his senior year of Heavener High School, Ed was in the top of his class in mathematics for the entire state of Oklahoma. His passion throughout his life was airplanes. Because of this, he joined the U.S. Airforce to pursue his dream of flying. During his time in the military, not only did he learn to fly but he excelled in computer systems. One of the highlights of his career in the late 1960s, was working at Cape Kennedy in Florida. He provided computer support for the Poseidon missile, the second U.S. Navy nuclear-armed submarine-launched ballistic missile system. In 1973, the whole family made their way up to Canada, settling in Calgary, Alberta where Ed worked at Sperry Univac as a systems technical specialist installing and maintaining the 1100 series and training personnel. In 2003, he moved to Yellowknife to be with Modena, his oldest daughter, and Aurora, his granddaughter. All three of them eventually moved to Lethbridge, Alberta, where Ed was a much-loved resident of Blue Sky Lodge. Ed’s daughters are ever so grateful to all the staff at Blue Sky Lodge who took such good care of Ed, especially during COVID-19 restrictions.

Ed was highly intelligent with a quick-wit and a memory for poetry and song lyrics. He loved flying, fishing, pork picnic shoulder and cornbread.

At Ed’s request, there will be no funeral. A private family memorial will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to prostate cancer research in your area.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


ANGELA TARLECK, beloved wife of Robert “Bob” Tarleck, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at the St. Michael’s Health Centre, at the age of 79 years.

At Angela’s request, no formal Funeral Service will be held, cremation entrusted to Cornerstone Funeral Home.

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1936 – 2021

ANNETTE JOYCE THOMPSON, beloved wife of H. Floyd Thompson, passed away on Saturday, June 12, 2021, at the Chinook Regional Hospital, at the age of 85 years.

Friends and Family are invited to attend a viewing and informal program on Friday, June 18, 2021, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home, 703 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge.

A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, June 19, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. in the Royal View Memorial Cemetery, 5920 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge.

Visit http://www.generationsfh.ca for more information.


It is with great sadness that the family of Arnold Henry Wells Sr. announce the death of their husband, father, grandpa, brother, and uncle. Arnold was 59 years old when he was called upon by the lord looking down on him suffering from an illness. On June 10, 2021 Arnold passed away in Lethbridge at the regional hospital. Arnold leaves behind his wife and children: Joan Gros ventre Boy, Bradley (Tashia), Tasha, Arnold jr, Chance, Tia, Karlee. One grandchild: Jerome; two nephews that he took care of are: Conan & Rowan Wells, adopted children & buddies: Jeff (Kim) Jensen, Meldam (Chastity). Arnold was born on April 13, 1962 to Harriet Wells & Henry Day Rider Sr. (Deceased); siblings: Andrew (Evelyn), Edith, Melvin (Benita), Lavern.

Arnold always made sure he had a pool table, which he played throughout his life. Arnold was an “A” player and was a part of the pool league for several years. Arnold travelled to Vegas to play pool even to Edmonton & Red Deer. Arnold bought a motorcycle and rode around with Jeff, his son and buddy, they travelled all over together in Alberta and B.C. Arnold really wanted to travel to Detroit to see his favourite team Detroit red wings. His favourite player is Zetterberg. Arnold had a lot of relatives to numerous to mention.

Arnold was predeceased by an infant daughter: Misty Rae G.V.B; father: Henry Day Rider Sr.; brothers: Matthew, Henry Joe; niece: Dezeray Wells; mother in-law: Cecilia Gros Ventre Boy. The awake service will be held at the legacy funeral home on Friday, June 18th from 3:00 to 8:00 pm. The funeral service will be held at the legacy funeral home on Saturday, June 19th at 11:00 am. Interment to follow at pioneer cemetery.

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