June 17th, 2024

FRIDAY, July 16, 2021

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on July 16, 2021.


Mark William Burrows, of Maple Ridge, BC, passed away at his residence July 8, 2021, just prior to his 67th birthday.

He was the son of Jesse and Frances Burrows (both deceased).

Mark grew up in Lethbridge, Alberta, but lived most of his adult life in the Greater Vancouver area.

Mark is survived by his former wife, La Nora Woodruff and their 4 children, Jessica Greer; Tamala (Jared) Harvey; Troy (Marsha) Burrows; Jocelyn Burrows; and 8 grandchildren.

He was the first to pass away and youngest of his 5 siblings, Patricia “Pat or Trish” (Denny) Jordan; Richard Burrows; Muriel (Gary) Allen; David (Shirley) Burrows; and Alan Burrows.

In his later years, Mark was an avid Facebooker. His account will be memorialized and any condolences to the family can be made there.


Tyshawn Thunder Eagle Child passed away on July 10, 2021 in Lethbridge, AB at the age of 19 years. The family service will be from 5:00 – 6:00 pm on Wednesday July 21, 2021 at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston followed by the Wake service at the Tanner Senior Centre, Cardston from 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm. The Funeral Service will take place on Thursday, July 22 at 11:00 am at Legacy Funeral Home. Interment to take place in Blood Band Cemetery, Blood Reserve, AB.

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MEL GODLONTON, of Lethbridge, passed away Wednesday July 7, 2021 at the age of 89 years.

The Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00am, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at the Southern Alberta Ethnic Assoc (421 – 6 Ave South, Lethbridge)

To send a condolence, please

visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca


Dr. Donald MacLennan, born on January 5, 1929 in Cornwall Ontario to Langill MacLennan and Hazel Cameron, passed away on Friday evening July 2, 2021 in Lethbridge, Alberta. Don embraced growing up as an only child among cousins, aunts, uncles and grandparents in and around Cornwall. As a youth he would ride his bike across the bridge spanning the St. Lawrence River unimpeded by border officers to play with his cousins in Massina, New York.

After graduating from grade 13 Don joined many WWII veterans at Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph and graduated with a degree in veterinary medicine from the University of Toronto in 1952. He then ventured west to Lethbridge where he began a partnership with classmate Garth Passey. They purchased the Lethbridge Animal Clinic adjacent to the stockyards on Highway 3 and through their career-long partnership became close friends with many of the cattlemen, feedlot operators and mixed farming families across Southern Alberta.

Don felt especially confident with his move to Lethbridge when he met Sheila Roberts. They married on September 16th, 1955 and enjoyed a long life together. Together, Don and Sheila raised five children, Cameron (Cathy), Scott (Karen), Rory (Norma), Megan and Murray. He spent much of his time coaching his children in hockey and baseball, as well as hiking, boating and golfing. Later in life he was often found gardening, relaxing and reading books at the family cabin in Waterton and watching his grandchildren in their many athletic and artistic pursuits.

Don served in a number of leadership positions including as president of the Southern Alberta Veterinary Medical Association, on the board of directors of the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association, on the board of directors and as president of the Lethbridge Country Club and as one of the founding directors of the Western Drug Distribution Company (enabling all veterinarians access to animal pharmaceuticals at the same base cost).

Don was an exceptional athlete, having played professional lacrosse and college hockey and football. He also thoroughly enjoyed his career as a veterinarian. Most importantly, throughout his life he felt the love and support of Sheila, his children, Sheila’s six siblings, Margaret Kennedy, Mildred Wood, John Roberts, Gordon Roberts, Beth Webb and David Roberts and their families, as well as his many friends.

Don leaves to mourn Sheila, his wife of 66 years, his 5 children and their spouses, 17 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews and their families.

Don’s legacy of caring and kindness continues in the lives of many of his family and friends.

Funeral arrangements are in the care of Salmon & Sons. A Funeral Service will be held in Lethbridge on Saturday, July 17 commencing at 11:00 AM at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Stake Centre adjacent to the Enmax Centre.

Family and friends are invited to meet with the family on Friday evening, July 16, from 6:00 – 7:00 PM at the Lethbridge Stake Center or prior to the funeral service from 10:00 – 10:45 AM at the Lethbridge Stake Centre. The service will be available online through Salmon and Sons Website

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

Stuart McKendrick Park

August 18, 1938 – July 5, 2021

It is with great sorrow that we announce that Stuart Park passed away at the Claresholm Hospital on July 5, 2021 at the age of 82.

A Celebration of life will be held at ZENTNER FUNERAL HOMES – 4079 1st Street West, Claresholm, Alberta on July 16, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. with Deacon Cliff Bogdan officiating.

Please visit zentnerfuneralhomes.ca for more information and to leave a



Yvonne Phillips

1929 – 2021

Mrs. Yvonne Phillips of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Kenneth Phillips, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, at the age of 92 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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


MRS. ROSA TAVERNINI, beloved widow of Livio Tavernini, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, July 12, 2021 at the age of 94 years.

She is the loving mother of Sandro of Calgary, Oscar (Rosemarie) of Lethbridge, George of Edmonton, Eric (Becky) of Lethbridge, John (Michele) of Edmonton and Laura (John) McNeil of Calgary. She is also survived by her sister Carla Morandi (Galas) of Arco, Italy as well as 15 grandchildren and 12 great- grandchildren; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents Enrico and Albina; one sister Maxima, who died in infancy; two brothers, Renzo (Antonietta) Morandi of Arco, Italy and Gino (Giulia) Morandi of Arco.

Rosa was born on December 29, 1926 in the cosmopolitan little hamlet of Vignole near Arco, Trento, Italy. She married her beloved husband Livio on February 16, 1952, following a five year courtship kicked off by the question, “Signorina, may I ride with you?” That “ride” lasted 51 years and included a ten day ship voyage across the Atlantic Ocean culminating in a train adventure across Canada with their first child, Sandro, who was just over three months old. Together, they had five more children, the first five being all boys before the arrival of their long awaited little girl.

Rosa’s gifts of patience, empathy, loving kindness and her lighthearted sense of humour, carried her through the challenging years of their new life in Canada.

Rosa had highly refined skills in knitting and crochet. She especially loved gardening, cooking, baking, playing cards and schmoozing with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her kindness, courage, dedication and love for everyone around her has left an indelible impression on those who had the good fortune to find themselves in her company. Nonna will live eternally in our hearts.

Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, July 16, 2021 from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at 12:00 Noon with Father Kevin Tumback celebrating.

Following the Mass, Rosa will be laid to rest with her husband Livio in Mountain View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers and in memory of Rosa, donations may be made to the Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation, Rosa Tavernini Memorial Fund (960 – 19 Street S, Lethbridge, AB, T1K 1W5) or online at (crhfoundation.ca/caring_hearts.ca)

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


Mr. ‘Jack’ John George Twitchen, beloved husband to Betty Twitchen, passed away on Friday, July 9, 2021 in the Raymond Hospital at the age of 82 years.

A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, July 31, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. in the Magrath Pioneer Cemetery, Magrath, AB with Rev. Eva Stanley conducting.

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Barbara (DEJONG) Vegter

August 16, 1930 – July 13, 2021

Barbara Vegter passed away peacefully the morning of July 13, 2021, with her family by her side.

Barbara was born in Bolzward Friesland, Netherlands to Trientje and Haring deJong on August 16, 1930. She was the fifth of eleven children. She immigrated to Canada at the age of 18 and settled in Picture Butte, AB. She met Albert at a church picnic in Iron Springs and they were married in Iron Springs on March 24, 1954.

She and Albert were blessed with 4 sons: Charlie (Debbie), Harvey, Arnold (Chiki) and Edward (Melanie); grandchildren Angela Vegter and Melanie Parisian, Landon (Erin), Alyssa (Chris), Vanessa (Lindsey) Vegter, and Kaitee, Scott and Eric Vegter; great grandchildren Janelle Kemery and Cole Parisian, and Deah and Evan Vegter. Besides her immediate family, she is survived by her brothers, Durk, Harold, Ed and John, and sisters, Joanne and Wilma.

Barb and Albert worked for several farmers in the Picture Butte, Turin and Iron Springs area. They moved to Claresholm in 1965 starting their legacy in baking, first at deJong’s Bakery and then four years later branching out on their own, starting A & B Bakery.

Albert and Barb were rarely apart for their entire 67 years of marriage. She always enjoyed being active. Time was spent camping and boating; later on, golf, swimming, travelling and motorbike riding. She enjoyed these activities well into her 80’s. Barb’s faith was an essential part of her life and she was an active member of the Granum Christian Reformed Church.

She spent her last few years first at the Willow Creek Continuing Care Center with Albert but was then moved to Bethany Riverview in Calgary, for two years. When she was finally able to return to Claresholm, she knew she could rest, knowing Albert was by her side. We are thankful they were able to be together again for the last two weeks of her life.

Friends and family are invited to celebrate Barb’s life on Saturday, July 17, 2021. A Visitation will be held at Zentner Funeral Homes, Claresholm, from 10:00 – 11:00 am with a family burial to follow. A Memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm at the Granum Christian Reformed Church.

If you desire, donations may be made in Barb’s name, to the Claresholm and District Health Foundation, Box 2638, Claresholm, Alberta.

Condolences may be made at http://www.zentnerfuneralhomes.com



Amelia Willows “Iiniioomaahkaa’kii” (Buffalo Running Woman) beloved Wife of the recently deceased Clarence Small Legs and Mother to her only child Dayton Willows, was called home to the creator on July 13, 2021 at the age of 40 years.

A Family service will be held Tuesday July 20th at the Snodgrass Funeral Home starting from 5pm-6pm with a wake service to follow at Floyd and Maxine Big Head Residence in Fish Creek on the Blood Reserve all night. The Funeral service will begin at 11am on Wednesday July 21, 2021 and she will be laid to rest at the Willows family plot on the Blood reserve.

Snodgrass Funeral Homes

assisting the family with

funeral arrangements

(403) 627-4864.

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