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SATURDAY, July 17, 2021

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on July 17, 2021.

Roland Faber

1955 – 2021 

Roland W. Faber passed away in Taber on Friday, July 9, 2021 on his own terms with his brother Harry by his side. The celebration of Roly’s life will be held at the Vauxhall Legion, 217 – 5 Street North, Vauxhall on Friday, July 23, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.  His trademark “Faber” stubbornness and his ability to always be his authentic self will not be forgotten. We know he would describe himself as a well educated, honest, grumpy old fart who would detest the thought of people fussing over his death. Too bad Uncle, we are going to anyways. Roly was a generous man who surrounded himself with good friends and was happy as long as you were happy. That’s why we loved him so much. If you ever had the pleasure of texting with him you would know he was a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma. His messages required some serious deciphering skills, along with a dictionary, to keep up with his extensive vocabulary and knowledge. His favorite activities included fishing with his dog Gus, cycling, reading, music and hanging out with his brother and friends. Roly often said his regrets were few as he unapologetically lived life the way he wanted, although he did mention that he wished he had trained his beloved dog Gus to detect cancer and was looking forward to the “sucking up” of his foes and was eagerly anticipating telling them “where to go” before he died. Roly, you will be greatly missed and most ardently remembered by family and friends. Everyone who remembers him is asked to celebrate Roly’s life in their own way. Blazing up an offering to the gods of fishing would be quite appropriate.Many thanks to his good friend Bruce for taking care of his beloved dog Gus and to the Taber hospital staff for providing peace and tranquility during his transition from this life to the next. Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.  

Elaine Frouws

1931 – 2021

Mrs. Elaine Frouws, of Lethbridge, Alberta passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on Wednesday, July 14, 2021.

Elaine is survived by her children, Cindy (Hank), Connie (Rick), Cheryl (Dave), Allan (Rochelle) and wonderful grandchildren, Soloman and Brendan, her brother George Jarokosky (Rose) and their family.

She is predeceased by her husband Jim, and her parents, Michael and Ethel Jarokosky.

Elaine will be laid to rest at a private family ceremony at Mountain View Cemetery in Lethbridge.

In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to St. Michael’s Health Centre in Lethbridge.

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Alfred Vernon Garner passed away on Monday, July 12, 2021, after a short illness and a long life. He was born in Cardston, Alberta, Canada on August 31, 1929, the youngest child of Arthur Joseph Garner and Elda Temple Nielson. He married Donna Rae Selman on May 28,1952 in the Cardston, Alberta temple. They had four sons and one daughter. Vernon passed on a love of adventure and the outdoors, a gift for storytelling, and a devotion to hard work. Vernon took over the family fuel business his father started, Garner’s Fuel, and it became a favorite meeting place for friends.

He was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served a mission to the Southern States (US) and with Donna, a stake mission to Milk River and Cabanatuan, Philippines.

Donna died in 2007. After her passing, he married Edna Rasmussun Call, who died in 2011.

He is predeceased by his siblings; Eldon, Reva Heggie, Thora Adamson, Adrienne Bishop, his son; Randall Garner, and his grandson; Jessie Jessop. He is survived by his sister; Gladys (Bob Shipton), sons; Darrel (Lori), Doug, Glen (April), and daughter; Wendy Jessop, 12 grandchildren; Cameron, Russel (Crystal), Brandon (Heidi), Lori Anne (Rick), Amy (Levi), Kelsey (Steve), Keaton, Parker (Rachelle), Taylor, Ryan, and Clayton, and 17 great-grandchildren.

A Viewing and Meet the Family will be held on July 20, 2021, at the Raymond Stake Centre from 7PM – 8PM. The Funeral Service will be held at the Raymond Stake Centre on July 21, 2021, at 11AM. Interment will be in the Temple Hill Cemetery, Raymond Alberta.

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1932 – 2021

It is with deep sadness the family of Mel Godlonton announce his passing on, July 7/21.

No one loved life more than dad, and he lived it to the fullest, his way.

Dad’s sense of humour, wit and infectious laugh, to say nothing of his frequent articles in the Lethbridge Herald, will be missed but not forgotten.

Mel was born in Cardston Alberta, April 3,1932, the family had settled in Whisky Gap AB. He married his one true love Frances Dobson on June 17,1953. They enjoyed 62 years together.

Mel joined the Lethbridge Police on March 26,1956 and proudly served for 9 years.

He maintained many ties with the Lethbridge Police through the years and was very active with the historic Police car project.

He was quite the entrepreneur starting several business’ before becoming the Regional Manager for G.H. Woods & Co., till he retired at age 60.

He was predeceased by his wife Frankie, their daughter Brenda Dawn, and survived by his eldest son Milo, Miles (Carol) Godlonton and their children Amanda (David Hyde & their children Emerson & Declan), Ryan Godlonton (Jen Lund & her daughter Gabi) Troy Fleming and her son Cody.

A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday July 21/21, at; Southern Alberta Ethnic Centre

421 – 6 Ave. South

The Celebration will be live streamed


Meeting ID: 826 8205 1591

Passcode: 244194

There will be a reception immediately following the celebration.

In lieu of flowers please donate the charity of your choice.

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Marion Kvame

1931 – 2021

Marion Kvame of Lethbridge, AB, beloved wife of Lloyd Kvame passed away peacefully after a short illness on July 14 at the age of 89 years.

Marion was born in Calgary, AB on December 31, 1931. She grew up and attended her entire school years in the Fort Macleod area. Following graduation, she went to work for the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce in Fort Macleod and it was there that she met the love of her life, Lloyd. They were married on August 12, 1959 and were thrilled to celebrate their 60th Anniversary with family and friends in August 2019.

Marion was a devoted mother and caregiver to other family members and friends. With Lloyd, they established a loving home in Fort Macleod where their door was always open to family and friends. Marion was a dedicated member of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Fort Macleod and later in Lethbridge. She supported many church activities and was a member of the local Dorothy Douglas chapter (including serving a time as President), an active member of the Ladies Aid organization, a Sunday School teacher, and the church organist for a time.

Throughout her years, Marion found a love for gardening and canning. Her joy of cooking for family saw her prepare many meals with her fresh vegetables from her garden and more throughout the year with her canned veggies, jams, and jellies. She also spent many hours supporting her sons’ sports activities as a Hockey & Baseball Mom by attending, volunteering, and driving for the teams. Marion also became an avid stamp collector and enjoyed crocheting. In later years, Marion and Lloyd were longtime season ticket holders of the Lethbridge Bulls Baseball Club. Together, they moved to Lethbridge to the West Highlands Estates and thoroughly enjoyed the special friends and environment that came with their new home.

Besides her loving husband, Marion is survived by two sons. Kevin of Lethbridge, AB and Stephen (Christianne) of Drayton Valley, AB. Five grandchildren: Hannah, Ethan, Emma, Logan, and Reese, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and their families. She was predeceased by her parents, Charles and Dora Miller as well as two brothers, Gordon (Ruth) and Gerald (Kerry) Miller.

A Funeral Service will be held at 12:30 pm on Tuesday July 20, 2021 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4TH STREET S. in Lethbridge, AB with Reverend Dewald Delport, officiating.

Interment to follow in Fort Macleod Cemetery.

Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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It is with heavy hearts, the family of Colin James MacKay, announce his peaceful passing. He is lovingly remembered and missed by his wife of 60 years, Norma MacKay, his three children Diane McKay, Catherine Bulbuc (William) and Robert MacKay (Kathy) and six grandchildren, Alex, Sydney, Spencer, Jaxsen, Dannon and Cole, along with his sister Beverly Abercrombie and his friends in the community of Lethbridge. Colin lived a life of travel and adventure and was able to enjoy it to its fullest. Colin asked that we all raise a glass in memory of the good times. His impact on those he met will be remembered. The world was more interesting with him in it.

Rick Maddeaux

1953 – 2021

It is with great sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of Rick Maddeaux (April 9, 1953 – July 8, 2021) Loving husband of Moira, devoted father to Chris (Hayley) & Mecole (Chris), doting grandfather to Henry & Isla.

Rick was an active member of the Lethbridge Blues & Rock scene.

A Visitation will be held from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

Rick’s acceptance into Rock n Roll heaven will be held at 2:00 pm, on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, please consider a donation to the Heart & Stroke foundation, 119 14 St NW #100, Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6.

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Yvonne Phillips

1929 – 2021

Yvonne Marie Jean Phillips (Nadeau) beloved wife of the late Ken Phillips passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on July 14th, 2021.

Yvonne was born on July 12, 1929 where she grew up on the family farm in Val Marie, Sask. She moved to Lethbridge when she was 20 years old and worked at Eaton’s Department Store as a switch board operator for many years. She loved to play accordion, organ and sing with her brothers and sister in a band called the Nadeau Orchestra in and around the Lethbridge area.

Yvonne also performed in local venues with various orchestras throughout her musical career. She was an avid fan of horse racing and enjoyed going to the casino and playing crib.

She is survived by her sister-in-law, Ida Nadeau, special cousin Fernand (Lillian), nieces and nephews, Conrad (Melanie), Georgette (Gerrit), Derald, Ronald (Elaine), Alice (Brian), Yvette, Doreen (Jim), Edna, Armand, and Helen (Bill). She is also survived by stepdaughters, Heather (David), Linda (Guy), Laura, Shirley, Catharine, Melaney (Laurie).

She was predeceased by four brothers, Roy, Marcel, Noel, Fidele, three sisters, Beatrice, Alice, Lillian, nephew Larry, and her parents Roseanna and Joseph Nadeau.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 9:00 am on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at Our Lady Of The Assumption Catholic Church, 2405-12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta with Father Kevin Tumback, celebrant.

Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

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John Pinto

1927 – 2021

Mr. John Pinto of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Celia Pinto, passed away on Thursday, July 15, 2021 at the age of 93 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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Alisha Schmidt

1988 – 2021

With broken hearts we announce the sudden passing of Alisha Maree Schmidt of Calgary, Alberta Saturday, July 10, 2021. She was taken from us far too soon at the age of 33 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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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.

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.

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JEANNINE MARGARET UNSER, the beloved wife of Richard Unser, of Foremost, passed away with her family at her side on Sunday, July 4th, 2021, at the age of 51 years.

She was predeceased by her grandparents Emil & Isabel Laqua, John & Ellen Burns, aunts & uncles Beverly (Greg) Poapst, Chris Laqua, and David Laqua.

Besides her loving husband Richard, Jeannine is survived by her parents, Robert & Elizabeth Burns of Calgary, one son, Bret (Rosalyn) of Foremost, one daughter, Lexi of Lethbridge, three sisters, Jeanne (Brad) Simanton of Calgary, Jane (Todd) Nicol of Calgary and Heather (Shane) Butterworth of Calgary, numerous nieces and nephews and her dog Loki.

Born in Lethbridge, Jeannine graduated from the James Fowler High School (Calgary) in 1987. She moved to Foremost in the late ’80s to get to know her grandmother, where she met her husband. They were married on March 13th, 1993. She did various jobs including cooking in the restaurant, running the Super Scoop Ice Cream Stand, Agricore, Youth Connections, running the First & Foremost Newsletter, running the store at 40 Mile Park and her current position at the County of 40 Mile. Jeannine loved to volunteer. This included Cubs & Scouts, T-Ball coach, making costumes for the dance club, gymnastics club, and many activities through youth connections. Jeannine was always there to lend a helping hand to anyone who needed it. She loved gardening, yardwork, crafting (you name it she was into it) and making things for her family & friends. She loved spending time with family & friends. Her love of life touched the lives of all those who knew her.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at the Foremost Community Hall on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 from 2:00 PM till 4:00 PM

In memory of Jeannine, please donate to the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, 28 Oki Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta, T3B 6A8

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

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