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THURSDAY, July 22, 2021

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on July 22, 2021.

Dr. Gamil Cassis

1926 – 2021

Dr. Gamil Cassis of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Wedad Cassis, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Monday, July 19, 2021, at the age of 94 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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Ferguson, Arnie Wayne

October 4, 1951 – July 19, 2021

It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of Arnie Ferguson. He was everyone’s favourite coworker, sports coach, spectator, and friend.

Arnie will be forever remembered by his wife and best friend of 49 years, Jean. He was a wonderful father to his daughter Stephanie van Rijn; as well as his sons, Ryan (Tara) Ferguson and Dave (Crystal) Ferguson. Arnie adored his grandchildren, Riley Ferguson, Kayden van Rijn, Kyler van Rijn, Nolan Ferguson, and Ripken Ferguson. He will be missed by his travelling partners, Sharon and Monty Anderson; as well as many other nieces, nephews, family members and friends.

Arnie had many devotions and passions through life. He enjoyed traveling around the province for the grandchildren’s hockey games and creating excuses to visit and have fun with them. He loved his Grand-Dogs, especially making them gourmet breakfasts. To anyone who would listen, Arnie would talk enthusiastically about his love for his children’s sports, golfing, fishing, collecting coins, painting and renovating, plus spending any time outdoors, especially to Gold Springs and Waterton.

As much as he loved retirement, he worked hard for over 45 years as a sheet metal fabricator. He was passionate about his job and proud to pass along his knowledge and skills to his sons.

To those who knew Arnie, he always referred to his age as chapters in a book. On Thursday, July 22, 2021, our family will gather to begin to close the last chapter of ‘The Book of Arnie’. Cremation has taken place, and he will be laid to rest in Royal View Cemetery, Lethbridge, AB near the walking trails he journeyed with Jean for many years.

In lieu of flowers, for those who wish, donations may be made to STARS Air Ambulance, or to the Canadian Diabetes Association.

To send a message of condolence visit our website http://www.generationsfh.ca

Vivian Meginbir

1924 – 2021

Mrs. Vivian Meginbir of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Otto Meginbir, passed away at Fairmont Extendicare on Sunday, July 18, 2021 at the age of 97 years.

Vivian is survived by her daughters Bonnie (Ken) Johnson, Marilee Engelman, and son Stacey Meginbir as well as her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Vivian will be privately remembered by her family and her friends.

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MARY JEAN SMITH beloved wife of the late Joseph Smith, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at the age of 66 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced once completed.

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Douglas Gordon Bruce Thompson

1931 – 2021

Douglas passed away peacefully with family by his side at the age of 90 years.

He is survived by his loving wife Violet Thompson of 69 years and their 5 children, Darlene (Charles) Jahnke, Cheryl (Chris) Reimer, Connie (Carey) Anderson, Russell (Bettie) Thompson, Stewart (Sharon) Thompson; 11 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

Douglas worked 35 years as a government inspector for the dairy control board of Southern Alberta.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 pm, on Saturday, July 24, 2021, at VIA CHURCH, 2820-18 Ave North, Lethbridge, Alberta.

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