June 14th, 2024

SATURDAY, June 26, 2021

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on June 26, 2021.

Katherine “Kathy” (Madge) Barker

1955 – 2021

Katherine “Kathy” (Madge) Barker of Coaldale, passed away suddenly on Thursday, June 24, 2021 at the age of 66 years.

She is survived by her loving husband Michael Barker of 23 years; 4 children Julie (Brent) Woods, Jennifer Johnston, James Gage, Nicole (Travis) Coleman; 17 grandchildren Seth, Cody, Tessa, Shelby, Ryan, Brent, Isabelle, Levi, Abagail, Leah, Gavin, JJ, Reagan, Tiernan, Riley, Emilly and Alexa; great-grandson Odin; sister Deborah Bednarski; brother Lorne (Darlene) Johnston; nieces and nephews John, Dawn (Stan), Kelly, Kyle and Erin as well as many loved friends.

Kathy was predeceased by her father John Johnston; mother Eva (Earl) Thurier and her granddaughter Kaetlyn Needham.

Kathy’s friends and family will remember her together in a private family gathering.

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I know my Redeemer lives.

Job 19:25

On June 21, 2021, JOE BARTHEL went to stand before God, His Creator and Redeemer.

Joe was born in the Netherlands in 1932, and immigrated to Canada with his family in 1950. He married his beloved Johanna in 1960. Together they raised four children in the Lethbridge area. Joe had two careers: first with Duff Sound Equipment and then serving Maranatha Christian reformed Church.

Joe is survived by Johanna, his children and their spouses, Gordon and Michelle, Anna and Ron, Kenneth and Myrna, and Beverly and Roy; grandchildren Rebecca and Christopher, Josh and Melissa, Travis and Courtney, Jorden, and Alyssa; great-grandchildren Elijah, Clare, Case, Rylee Elyse, and Josephine.

A Memorial Service will be held at MARANATHA CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 260 McGill Blvd. W, Lethbridge, AB, on Monday, July 5, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. with Reverend Paul Van Stralen officiating. The service will be livestreamed and may be accessed via Joe’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to World Renew Canada (https://worldrenew.net/donate-2)

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Cecil Cesar Bastien “Makoonski” passed away in his home on the Piikani First Nation on June 20, 2021 at the age of 70. He was born in the Indian Hospital on the Piikani First Nation on August 20, 1950.

Cecil was raised on the Bastien Homestead. He attended the Sacred Heart Residential School in Piikani. He attended high school in Medicine Hat, then eventually moved to Edmonton and worked for various jobs, such as North Land Down and the Indian Agricultural Association. In Edmonton Cecil met the love of his life, Charlene Stevenson, and together they started a family. While in Edmonton, he attended Grant MacEwan College where he trained to become a prison guard. With his certificate he worked at a remand centre. After living in Edmonton for a few years, he then moved to Calgary where he lived and worked. He eventually moved to attend the University of Lethbridge where he received multiple certificates which included a Certificate in Management. He also enjoyed working and helping manage the 4H in Piikani.

Cecil enjoyed travelling. He travelled to Las Vegas (to watch the National Finals Rodeo), to Portage La Prairie Manitoba, and even to Halifax Nova Scotia where he did a summer student internship, just to name a few. Leaving the reserve and making something of himself was something that he felt was really important. Cecil’s lifestyle and accomplishments showed that there was more to life than the reserve, but still always called Piikani his home.

Cecil enjoyed watching horse racing, barbeques, ranching, travelling and spending time with his friends and family. Spending time with his family was something Cecil valued deeply, he loved attending his grandchildren’s birthday parties, as well as family dinners, including his older sister Blandine’s dinners. He enjoyed watching hockey, crime shows, and Kramer on Seinfeld. He especially enjoyed watching all kinds of combat sports mainly UFC and boxing as they reminded him of his son Lee’s professional boxing days. On Cecil’s headboard bookshelf a unique collection of books could be found ranging from his favorite author Stephen King to traditional Indian knowledge. Cecil strongly believed in his Blackfoot ways and would attend ceremonies when he could.

He loved Mohammad Ali who he got to meet in person, and in his travels he also met one of his old buddies Johnny Cash at a place only cool cats liked to hang out in those days.

Cecil was known for his blunt sense of humour and his caring nature. He was always there for friends who were struggling, and he always had his door open for those who needed a place to stay. He also had a big heart for the animals he had in his life.

He is survived by his children; Levi (Michelle) Bastien, Angie (Dwayne) Bastien, Natasha (Neil) Stevenson, Cole Merrick, and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Cecil was very proud of his children. He loved coaching his son Levi in boxing when he was growing up. Angie was his baby girl, who could do no wrong in his eyes. Natasha and her success in her education was something Cecil was very proud of. Cole is Cecil’s youngest, and although Cole lived in Manitoba, Cecil always made it a point to mention him to the family back home.

He is predeceased by his son Sean Kelly, his wife Charlene Stevenson, his parents George and Mary Bastien, his grandparents Josephine and Albert Sunday, Frank Bastien and Lucy Black Weasel, and his brothers Stewart, Elmer and Stanley Bastien. He will lovingly be remembered by his children, his big sister Blandine Bastien, his brother-in-law Mark Strikes with a Gun, and his friends and good friend Dan Weasel Fat.

Most of all…

Cecil was known for being kind to those who needed it. His favourite advice was “don’t sweat the small stuff.”

Cecil was cremated and his ashes will be spread by his children at a place he loved.

Snodgrass Funeral Home assisting the Bastien family

with funeral arrangements (403) 627-4864


Noble John Craig, or “Buddy”, as he was known by all who knew and loved him, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones at the age of 85 years on June 22, 2021, in Pincher Creek.

Buddy continues to be loved and celebrated by his beloved wife, Cavell; his sons: John (Carol), Lockey (Barb), Kipp (Donna), Todd, and Archie (Tess); his 23 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren; as well as other dear relatives and friends. Buddy is undoubtedly celebrating a happy reunion with his parents, Noble and Emma Craig, and his son Lucky.

A true born and bred Southern Albertan, Buddy was born on May 17, 1936, in Pincher Creek and spent his entire life in the surrounding area. His mother recalled that Buddy was born with the assistance of a midwife and weighed only two pounds, requiring her to keep him warm in a shoebox in the oven. As an only child, Buddy was adored by his mother Emma and his father Noble, and he enjoyed a unique bond with each of his parents. Some of Buddy’s fondest childhood memories included hunting with his father and working alongside his parents in the fields. He recalls being five years old and napping in the stooks while his parents worked side by side.

Buddy was a shy boy with a keen and sharp mind who performed exceptionally well in school, winning awards for his high grades. As a young teenager, necessity required him to leave school in eighth grade to help support his family. He was strong and an extremely hard worker with natural skill as a welder, which he credits for giving him his earliest professional opportunities in life.

After being baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1958, Buddy found comfort in his faith during difficult times in his life. In his early twenties, he married Nona Bevans and fathered three children in three short years, John, Lockey and Kipp. He married Cavell Prince in 1974, and, together, they raised her two sons, Lucky and Todd, and welcomed their son Archie in 1983.

Ultimately Buddy’s sharp intellect, solid work ethic, and big heart are what helped him become a successful and well-respected businessman in Southern Alberta. As an entrepreneur, he started Craig Welding, which became Craig Construction and eventually Chinook Pipeline, employing thousands of people over the years. If you didn’t work for Buddy at some point, you likely know someone who did.

Above all other things, Buddy will be remembered by those who knew him as a man who was generous and selfless to a fault. He saw the best in people, especially the “diamonds in the rough,” and believed in second, third, and even indefinite chances for everyone – he wouldn’t give up on people or let them give up on themselves. He was larger than life and built a loyal network of friends and acquaintances to be rivalled by none.

His proudest achievement was his role as a husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He spent his later years fully enjoying his posterity; it brought him incredible joy and peace to see his family grow and thrive. Buddy showed all in his sphere of influence how to love unconditionally, how to serve others, and what a well-lived life was, and for that, we will all be grateful.

The family is grateful for the lifting of the COVID-19 restrictions on July 1 and the opportunity to meet in person to celebrate Buddy’s life. His Funeral Service will be on Thursday, July 1, 2021, at 4:00 P.M. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Pincher Creek (1240 Wentworth Avenue). There will be an opportunity to pay your respects with the family from 2:00 P.M. to 3:45 P.M. To attend his service via a Zoom Live Stream please visit his obituary page on http://www.edensfuneralhome.com.

Condolences may be sent through http://www.edensfuneralhome.com

Hilda Dick

1927 – 2021

Ms. Hilda Dick of Lethbridge, formerly of Coaldale, passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre on Thursday, June 24, 2021 at the age of 94 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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1979 – 2021

Jennifer Alexis Ing, beloved daughter of Ron and Diana Yoshihara passed away on June 14, 2021 at the age of 42.

Jennifer is survived by her children, Abigail and Nathan Heggie, Syprus, Alexis and Asia Ives. Siblings, Michelle Randles, Drina Yoshihara, Jennifer Robison (Jim), Russell Yoshihara (Megan) and Tiffany Holysinger and her many nieces and nephews. Jennifer was predeceased by her father Harold Ing, grandmother Olive Gruninger, aunts and uncles Dan and Arlene Gruninger, Reid Gruninger (Audrey),and Dennis Jessop (Sandra).

Jennifer was born February 25, 1979 in Lethbridge and raised in Magrath until she graduated in 1997. Her love for the fine arts refined her into the beautiful person she became. Jennifer loved singing, dancing, ballet and always performed at her best. Through her hands, Jennifer learned to play the piano and with her abilities, created many heartfelt and enjoyable moments for both friends and family.

And yet, her greatest love was becoming the mother to her five children. Being her kid’s biggest fan and supporter, Jennifer loved each of them completely and unconditionally. She taught them the importance of faith over fear and led by example, always displaying kindness to others.

When she had a moment of free time, Jennifer enjoyed a variety of hobbies including a love of fitness and was a sought after fitness trainer at “Bootcamp” with many clients vying for her ideas and abilities. Jennifer was a hard working person, who overcame many obstacles and while her life was sometimes challenging, Jennifer showed that life could also be beautiful.

Jennifer will always be known for her soft disposition, kindness of heart and for reaching out to support those struggling with similar challenges. When you think of Jennifer, celebrate the good memories you have. Remember that life is fragile and short and should be lived to the fullest.

Her presence in our lives will be sorely missed.

There will be a viewing and time for friends to meet with the family at Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home, 703-13 St. N, Lethbridge, on Tuesday evening, June 29, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. Please call 403-382-3601 (during regular business hours) to book your visitation time. Thank you.

A memory box will be set up for you to please share your memories of Jennifer, and donations to help family in this difficult time.

A Private Funeral Service will be held at Christensen Salmon Funeral Home and recording will be made available after July 1, 2021.

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Katharina Klassen

1930 – 2021

Ms. Katharina Klassen of Coaldale, passed away at Sunny South Lodge on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at the age of 90 years.

A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at the COALDALE MENNONITE CEMETERY, with Pastor Eric Giesbrecht, officiating.

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KEITH GORDON MCCURDY passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge, on Friday, June 18, 2021 following a brief illness. Keith was surrounded by love as his wife, Joyce, children Stacey, Cindy, Darlene, and Michael held vigil.

Left to carry on traditions and cherish memories are Keith’s wife of 60 years, Joyce; his daughters, Stacey Waterfield, Cindy (Gary) Sturgeon and Darlene (Darin) Sjonger and son Michael; grandchildren, Teresa Waterfield, Danielle (Andrew) Kostyniuk, Amanda (Braedon) Waterfield, Jamie (Kevin) Sturgeon, Wesley Sturgeon and Brett Sturgeon; and great granddaughter, Emily (and her mother, Lisa Ry). Waiting to greet Keith are his parents, Emma and Gordon McCurdy and son-in-law, Merle Waterfield.

Keith was born in Lampman, Saskatchewan on December 4, 1937, son of Emma Elizabeth (Luterbach) and Gordon Richard McCurdy. He attended school in Browning and Lampman, Saskatchewan. A persuasive principal convinced Keith’s parents that he should go to university before returning to farm. After attending the University of Saskatchewan and earning BA and MA degrees, it was obvious he would not become a farmer. Keith married his high school sweetheart, Joyce Elizabeth Lindsay, on November 12, 1960. Keith and Joyce moved to Ottawa, where they added daughter Stacey Lynne (1962) and a PhD from the University of Ottawa (1963). Keith was appointed to the Chemistry Department at the Ontario Agricultural College in Guelph (he was a founding faculty member), where they added daughters Cynthia Lee (1963) and Darlene Anne (1965) to their family. Keith and Joyce jumped at the chance to move back west, where he was appointed to the University of Lethbridge in 1967, a founding faculty member! Michael Keith was born in 1971 to complete the family. A sabbatical to the Netherlands in 1972 meant that Keith was able to explore research interests as well as introduce his family to other cultures and history for a year.

Keith’s 30 year career with the University included a second sabbatical, many administrative positions as department head of chemistry, acting dean of arts and sciences, and dean of student affairs. Keith and Joyce traveled extensively both as representatives of the U of L and personally as husband and wife. Many trips involved family. A highlight for them was visiting the Saskatoon Clan at school year end and bringing granddaughters Teresa, Danielle, and Amanda back to Lethbridge for adventures such as Frank Slide, Head Smashed in Buffalo Jump, and Birds of Prey. Retiring in 1997, Keith was able to enjoy time with Joyce, their four children and their growing families. He was also able to spend time fishing, gardening, running, golfing, curling, camping, playing tennis and badminton.

At Keith’s request, no funeral service will be held. Cremation entrusted to Cornerstone Funeral Home.

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RADENKO “RANDY” RADIC passed away peacefully at the Peter Lougheed Hospital, in Calgary, with family at his side, on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, at the age of 61 years.

He left to mourn: his wife Hua Radic, son Tomas Radic, mother Jovanka Bakaric, stepfather Bozo Bakaic, brother David Bakaic, sister Svetlana (Andria) Pizic and family, sister Slavica with family in Serbia, aunt Sophia Gfrerer, Niss Mery Gfrerer & Mike, Niss Sharote (Brayen Bakley) and family, second cousins Milan Kosic and Smigana and many cousins, nieces, and nephews in Canada, Bosnia and Serbia.

Born in Sabac, Serbia in 1959 and grew up in Beograd. At 15 years old, he came to Canada with his mother to a better life.

A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Monday, June 28, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Derek Remus officiating. Occupancy will be limited to a maximum of 20 people.

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STIENA REURINK, beloved wife of Hank Reurink, passed away peacefully surrounded by family, at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Thursday, June 24, 2021 at the age of 80 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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LILY ROGERS, beloved wife of the late (2013) Gerald A. (Jerry) Rogers II of Lethbridge, passed away suddenly at St. Therese Villa on Saturday June 19th, 2021 at the age of 84 years.

She leaves her five children and their families: Catherine and Lorne Marco and their children Sarah (Kevin, and their children Zoe and Cam), Kyle (Alissa), and Elise (and her children Siren, Niya, and Trey); Dianne and Bruce Johnston and their children Brett (Julie, and their son Hamish), Bryce, and Orye; Gerald III and Joan Rogers and their son Gerald IV; Ken and Christine Rogers and their children Christopher (Yi) and Camille; and Margaret and Neil James and their children Riley and Kaylee. She is also lovingly remembered by her brother Dennis Pedersen (Donna) of Wetaskiwin and their two children and their families and her sister-in-law Jocelyn Pritchard of Vancouver B.C., and her five children and their families.

She was predeceased by her parents Bernard and Edith Pedersen of Camrose, her brother Paul (Carol) of Camrose, her father and mother-in-law The Reverend Dr. Gerald F. Rogers and Margaret Rogers, her sister-in-law Daphne Rogers, and her brother-in-law Blake Pritchard.

Numbers 6:24-26: “The Lord bless thee, and keep thee; the Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee; the Lord lift up his

countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.”

Lily was born on December 4th, 1936 in Camrose, Alberta. She was raised in the family greenhouse and florist business in Camrose and met the love of her life there while still in high school, attending Camrose United Church Youth together. As a young couple with a growing family, Lily and Jerry made many good friends in Camrose, Wainwright, and Lethbridge, where they settled in 1972. As the family grew up, Lily returned to working life in the office and library at Hamilton Junior High School, retiring prematurely in 1994 due to an unsuccessful back operation. She lived with limited mobility, as well as much chronic and acute pain as a result, but was always lovingly cared for by Jerry, enabling her to continue with a degree of family and social activities. Fortunately they were able to enjoy several wonderful trips together following Jerry’s retirement in 1997, particularly enjoying extended holidays in Hawaii. They were lifelong members of The United Church of Canada, and shared a deep love for music, volunteering many hours at McKillop United Church including singing in the Senior Choir. Lily and Jerry were founding members of the Lethbridge Alzheimer’s Society, to which they devoted many volunteer hours. Lily lived her life with purpose and integrity, supporting her family with love and concern.

Lily’s family is grateful to the staff at St. Therese Villa and prior to that at St. Michael’s Rehabilitation Unit. The last several months of her life were brightened by the many new friends she made there and the cheerful and loving care shown by all levels of staff at St. Therese, for which our family will be forever grateful. Donations in Lily’s memory may be made to McKillop United Church at mckillopunited.ca, to Alzheimer’s research at alzheimer.ca (please specify “Alzheimer Society – Restricted to Research”), or to a charity of your choice. Due to current COVID restrictions, a celebration of Lily’s life will be held at a later date, very likely involving food, flowers, and coffee!

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

Linda Salomons

1946 – 2021

Mrs. Linda Salomons of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Larry Salomons, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, June 18, 2021 at the age of 75 years.

Linda was born in Assiniboia, Saskatchewan in 1946. She moved to Lethbridge seventeen years later where she ended up meeting Larry Salomons. They were married soon after and spent the next 50 years together. Linda was a hard-working gal. She helped out on the farm hoeing beets, even driving the three-ton beet trucks. She dedicated her life to raising their children, Lynette and Glenn. Once they began school, Linda started her own house cleaning business and worked until she was 64.

Linda made friends wherever she went. She was a ray of sunshine, always positive and glowing and making everyone around her feel good. “Linda lit up the room with her radiant smile when she walked into the church,” a friend had said. “She had a light in her so positive and bright,” said a relative.

Linda thoroughly enjoyed her 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

Linda and Larry retired in Coleman. They loved the Crowsnest Pass; the people, community, river, and mountains. Linda always talked about ‘the Pass’. She moved back to Lethbridge to be closer to family a couple years after Larry passed.

Linda had great faith, she believed God answered prayers and didn’t give us more than we could handle. She was always adding someone to her prayer list.

The last 14 months Linda battled cancer but passed swiftly and peacefully at the end. She was ready to depart this world and be with Larry, on Father’s Day.

“Now may the Lord himself, who is our source of peace, give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with you all.” 2 Thessalonians 3:16

Linda is survived by her daughter Lynette Hovde (Nick Paladino); son Glenn Salomons (Helen Saxby); grandchildren Carly Hovde, Jacob (Jill Severs), Lucas, Laura, Jonah, Julia Salomons; great grandchildren Onyxx & Xxena Hovde and Airiel Salomons; and sister Debbie Lamberton.

Besides her loving husband Larry Salomons, Linda was predeceased by her parents Frank Lamberton and Laura (Nona) Tyrer; sister Francis Koopmans and grandson Annon Hovde Jr.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am, on Friday, July 2, 2021 at FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 1614 5 AVENUE SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Dr. Bruce Martin, officiating.

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SIMON MICHAEL SELBY, beloved son of Michaela Denton & Mike Selby, passed away suddenly at home, on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at the age of 28 years.

Simon was born in Sydney, Australia, but soon relocated to Canada with his parents. He grew up in Lethbridge, and found a career with Kawneer Company Canada Ltd.

Simon’s smile, his personality, and his huge heart will be missed by all. He had the nickname “Doctor Simon” as a baby, since he always made everyone feel better whenever he was around. Simon loved the outdoors; especially hiking and fishing. He also enjoyed training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and kickboxing at CMC.

Simon was unusually close with his brother Daniel; they were best friends and partners in life.

Simon was never happier than he was when his daughter Harmony was with him. She was his complete joy and heart from the moment she was born. He cherished every second they had together, and loved her more than anything.

Simon is survived by his daughter Harmony, his brothers Daniel and Cohen, his parents Mike Selby (Heather Hathaway) and Michaela Robinson (Randy), many aunts and uncles, grandparents, relatives, coworkers, and friends who cannot picture a world without him.

Arrangements will be announced once completed.

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1943 – 2021

Mr. Harold Striemer passed away on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at the age of 77 years. He was born on October 13, 1943 in Carrot River, Saskatchewan, to Rueben and Sarah Striemer. Harold will be lovingly remembered by his family, Jason (Sarah) Block, Rick (Karen) Block, Trevor Block, his sisters, Leona Smith, Verna Lees, Lori (Rick) Sincennes, his grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends. Harold was predeceased by his wife, Violet Striemer, his parents, Rueben and Sarah, his brothers, John and Elmer Striemer and his sisters, Lynn Arrowsmith and Betty Norman. A Funeral Service will be held at Heartland Funeral Services Chapel, 4415 – 49 Street, Innisfail, Alberta on Friday, July 9, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at the Innisfail Cemetery, Innisfail, Alberta. If desired, Memorial Donations in Harold’s honor may be made directly to S.T.A.R.S., Box 570, 441 Aviation Park NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 8M7 or at http://www.stars.ca

Condolences may

be sent or viewed at http://www.heartlandfuneralservices.com

Arrangements in care of:

Heartland Funeral Services Ltd.

4415 – 49 Street

Innisfail, Alberta

Phone: 403.227.0006

Fax: 403.227.6437


On June 3, 2021, KENNETH “LYLE” SUNDE passed away peacefully in his sleep, following a short battle with leukemia.

Lyle is survived and lovingly remembered by: his children Dawn and Kent; his granddaughter, Teya (Kiana); close friend and mother to his children, Dorothy; his best friend Murray; his personal care companion, Jing; his sisters Joyce, Candace, Mavis, Doreen, Gladys, Bev and Pat; his brother Cal as well as many nieces and nephews. Lyle was predeceased by his parents, Clarence and Alma Sunde, and 10 siblings.

Memorial service and gathering will be held via Zoom, on Saturday, July 3 at 1:00 pm Alberta time. It will be conducted by the Rev. Graham K. Brownmiller of Jubilee United Church in Burnaby BC.

All are welcome. Please email ddksunde@gmail.com for more details regarding the memorial and to be placed on the invite list.

Everyone who knew Lyle knew of his love for animals, most especially cats. Memorial donations may be made to the Paws Society in Lethbridge. (www.pawsociety.com)

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Ray Ulrich

1925 – 2021 

Raymond Richard Ulrich, beloved husband of the late Margaret Ulrich, passed away in Bow Island on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at the age of 96 years. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass  at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 1113 – 1 Street East, Bow Island on Monday, July 5, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. A private burial service will follow at the Bow Island Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.  Ray is survived by his children Vivian (Calvin) Sime of Golden, British Columbia, Rod Ulrich of Calgary, Timothy Ulrich (Tamera Dieno) of Bow Island, Stephen (Trish Heidinger) Ulrich of Medicine Hat; daughter-in-law Sandra Huizing of Burdett and son-in-law Robert MacMillan of Lethbridge; grandchildren Ryan Gatz, Randy (Kim) Gatz, Megan (Steve) Hjorleifson, Mitchell Sime, Myles MacMillan, Kas MacMillan, Amanda Ulrich, Tanner Ulrich, Alies Huizing, Eric Skarland, Cassie Skarland and Rowyn Ulrich; great grandchildren Kayden Gatz, Mason Gatz, Emery Hjorleifson and JoniBlae Hjorleifson. He is also survived by his sister Helen (Bill) Squires of Calgary and brother Reverend Albert Ulrich; sister-in-law Hilda Ulrich of North Battleford, Saskatchewan and by numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his loving wife Margaret Ulrich, daughter Linda Gatz and her husband Larry Gatz, son Duane Ulrich and daughter Shirley MacMillian; mother Anna Ulrich and father John Ulrich; brothers Lawrence Ulrich, Leroy Ulrich, Donald Ulrich and sister Josephine Sittler. Ray was born in Scott, Saskatchewan on May 18, 1925 and lived on the farm south east of there until coming to Bow Island in 1950. His main passions in life were farming, curling, family camping and fishing, but he also enjoyed many other activities including hunting, skiing and wood working. He knew how to and very much enjoyed having a good time, dancing and socializing with the good people of Bow Island and surrounding area. Ray was a member of the Knights of Columbus and was very active and helpful in the community.If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Ray’s name may be made directly to the Bow Island and District Health Foundation, Bag 3990, Bow Island, Alberta T0K 0G0. Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

Dale Richard ZoBell

November 9, 1952 –

February 4, 2021

Memorial Service to be held on July 2, 2021

LDS Chapel, Welling, AB

Service begins at 10am with a meet-the-family following the service. Graveside Service 1pm Temple Hill, Raymond, Alberta

For those unable to attend, the service will be streamed using the following link https://m.youtube. com/watch?v=ilS1xdGnvzI& feature=youtu.be

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