June 24th, 2024

FRIDAY, July 30, 2021

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on July 30, 2021.


It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our mother, ADRIA ALLEN, on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at the age of 89 years.

Adria was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother and she will be missed by everyone whose life she touched. She was predeceased by her husband Gib, and she leaves her children; Barry (Jeanne) Allen of Hamilton, Ontario, Julie (Igor) Shaskin of Lethbridge, and Janet Turner of Calgary, and her beloved grandchildren, Andrew (Laura Murphy-Burke) and Evan Shaskin and Troy and Kristen Turner to cherish her memory.

Born in Fillmore, Utah on February 10, 1932, Mom was raised along with her older sister, Gwenivere, by her mother, Vera Frampton, as her father, Adrian Frampton, had passed when she was three months old. Mother was raised to be a strong, independent woman by a strong, independent woman. Mom loved music and played in the band and orchestra in school. Upon graduation, she knew she wanted to pursue a career and chose Business College, receiving a Secretarial Diploma. She returned to Fillmore to work in the bank before venturing off to work for Utah Congressman, Dr. H. A. Dixon. She lived and worked in Washington, D. C., returning to Utah when she could. It was back in Utah that she was introduced to Dad by mutual friends. Mom and Dad were married in Washington, D.C. on July 23, 1956, honeymooning in Niagara Falls, on the way back to start their married life in Roy, Utah. Children came along, as did several job transfers, taking the family to Twin Falls, Idaho, Ogden, Utah, and Atkinson, Nebraska. In 1971, an opportunity arose to move the family to Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. Little did she know this would be her home for the next 50 years.

With all three kids in school, Mom returned to the workforce, taking a secretarial position at the University of Lethbridge. She initially worked in the Philosophy Department, then Colloquial Studies, and finally in the Psychology Department where she worked until her retirement in 1996 after 25 years at the U of L. We received a kind e-mail from a retired professor upon hearing of Mom’s passing. His words, “If the Psych and Neuro Department had been a ship, she would have been Master of the Boat”. Mom would have chuckled at that!

Mom and Dad enjoyed their retirement together. They had a lovely home that was beautifully decorated and maintained by both. Mom enjoyed baking and trying new recipes, especially ones from her favorite magazine, Canadian Living. She enjoyed reading and classical music was always playing in the house. In 2014, when Dad moved into assisted living, Mom moved to The Gardens, Independent Living. Mom had a lovely suite, once again ever so tastefully decorated. She was able to keep in touch with children, grandchildren, and friends on her iPad. She loved watching Netflix and CNN and now could watch and listen to music through her TV on YouTube!

Mom loved and was so very proud of her children and grandchildren and their accomplishments. She was at peace and accepting of her fate. She shared, “I’ve had a good life, a perfect life.” We love you and miss you, Nana!

We would like to express our thanks and gratitude to the caregivers at St. Michael’s Health Centre. Thank you to Mom’s family doctor of many years, Dr. Annerien Van Der Poll, Palliative care physician, Dr. Hollis Roth, and Homecare nurse, Manoj Dhakal for your care over the years.

In keeping with Mom’s wishes, no funeral will be held. Instead, a private family gathering will be held to scatter mom’s ashes in the Scatter Garden at Mountain View Cemetery.

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Joyce Laraine Andreachuk (Mueller) passed away peacefully, in the presence of her loving family, on Saturday July 24, 2021 at the age of 95.

Joyce was born in 1926 on the family farm near Warner, Alberta. She was the daughter of Rosa and Michael Mueller. Mom had a lively childhood with six brothers and three sisters.

She is survived by her two sisters Irene Walker and Ruth Belsher. She was predeceased by her siblings and in-laws Oscar (Violet) Mueller, Ken (Elda) Mueller, Lloyd (Dorothy) Mueller, Ray (Vivian) Mueller, Rome (Kay, Leona) Mueller, George (Doris, Selma) Mueller, Grace (Fred) Nelson, David Walker and Laurie Belsher.

Joyce loved to play basketball in her youth and was an excellent seamstress. She met her late husband, Andy Andreachuk, on a blind date. Through their fifty years of marriage, they enjoyed travelling to Palm Springs, California, Hawaii, and Kokanee Springs BC. They were constant companions and enjoyed golfing, fishing, and cooking together.

Joyce was kindhearted and never hesitated to help anyone in need. She was very involved with the Regional Hospital Auxiliary for many years.

Joyce and Andy had five children, Janice (Al) Sheets, Richard (Andrea) Andreachuk, Carol (Rick) Andrews, Robert (Gerri) Andreachuk and Ross (Tricia) Andreachuk. She has thirteen grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.

We will greatly miss our sweet and gentle Mother.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Joyce’s memory to the Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation, 960 19 St S Lethbridge AB T1J 1W5

Condolences can be sent to http://www.evergreenfh.ca

Rick Bene
1959 ~ 2021

Richard Lyle Bene, beloved husband of Marianne and father of Tonia and Michelle, passed away in Redcliff, AB. on Monday, July 26, 2021, at the age of 61 years. The Funeral Service will be celebrated at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Monday, August 2, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery with a time of fellowship thereafter in the Cook Southland Reception Facility. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at http://www.cooksouthland.com) Honoured to serve the family is Cook Southland Funeral Chapel


DELORES EVE BIG SWALLOW-CALF ROBE “Paksski”, passed away on July 27, 2021 in Lethbridge, AB at the age of 54 years. A Viewing will be held at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Wednesday, August 4th, 2021 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve on Thursday, August 5th at 11:00 am. Interment in One Spot Cemetery, Blood Reserve, AB.

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Delores Butterwick

1932 – 2021

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Delores Butterwick, beloved wife of the late Bill Butterwick. She passed away peacefully at the age of 89 surrounded by her loving family.

Delores was born in Lethbridge, Alberta on February 26, 1932. The family moved to the Peace River Country shortly after her birth but moved back to Lethbridge so she could start school. In 1943 the family moved to Foremost where Delores completed her high school education. Shortly after graduation, she married her high school sweetheart, Bill Butterwick in 1949.

Delores is survived by two sons Randy (Norma), Dan (Donna); one daughter in law Cynthia; sister Myrna (Bob) Kuhl; eight grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband Bill and her son Beverly.

She will be fondly remembered by her many friends and family that knew and loved her.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:30 pm, on Tuesday, August 3, 2021, at the FOREMOST COMMUNITY HALL, 802 1 Ave W, Foremost, Alberta, with Reverend Pauline Bell officiating. A private family Interment will be held prior.

Those who wish may watch the service via livestream by visiting Martin Brothers website and scrolling to the bottom of Delores’ obituary.

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RAVEN CHIEF BODY (NABISATKI “Material Woman”), of the Blood Reserve, passed away on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at the age of 34 years.

A Wake will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 from 6:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M.

A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at 11:00 A.M.

Following the Service, Raven will be laid to rest on the Blood Reserve.

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WANDA GABRIELLE EAGLE SPEAKER passed away peacefully on July 25, 2021 in Cardston, AB at the age of 61 years. A Wake Service will be held at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve on Wednesday, August 4th at 11:00 am. Interment in St. Catherine’s Cemetery.

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Veda Mae Erickson of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Bernard Gommeringer, passed away peacefully on July 23 2021 at home with her husband at her side. She had recently celebrated her 89th birthday. She is lovingly remembered by her husband Bernard (Bernie) Gommeringer, daughter Ava (Marty), son Bryan (Linda) along with 4 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, stepson Allen and stepdaughters Cathi and Debi.

Veda was born and raised in Saskatchewan. She lived in Lynn Lake Manitoba for a short time but spent many years in Alberta working, farming and running a small hotel/restaurant. She retired to Lethbridge, where she met and married Bernie. Veda loved to travel, with Arizona, Las Vegas and Waikiki being her favorites. Spending time with her family and friends was a very important part of her life. She also enjoyed the slots at the local casino.

Veda loved people and animals. She volunteered with The Lethbridge Humane Society and with the local cat rescue organization, PAW, where she worked tirelessly as a fundraiser for years. At Veda’s request there will be no funeral services. If friends wish, memorial tributes may be made to Lethbridge PAW Society, Box 255, Lethbridge, AB T1J 3Y5. To send condolences please visit http://www.evergreenfh.ca

Guisto “Joe” Ficiur

1935 – 2021

It is with great sorrow and broken hearts the family of Guisto “Joe” Ficiur announce his passing on Saturday, July 24th, 2021 at St Michaels Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit at the age of 85.

Joe is survived by his loving wife of 58 years Annie and his 3 daughters, Christina (Jeff) Moroz, Alana (Glen) Hubbard and Cynthia (Kelly) Trapp, his grandchildren Alisha (David) McKay, Spencer (Lana) Moroz, Maggie (Greg) Hemsing, Ryan, Alex and Brooklyn Mclellan, Kelci and Derek Trapp, his great grandchildren Oliver, Levi and Violet MacKay. He is also survived by his sister Nevia Brudnicki and brothers, Albino and Ernie Ficiur as well numerous nieces and nephews and family in Slovenia. He was predeceased by his father Giusto Ficiur, his mother Anna Ficiur and his brother Dino Ficiur.

Joe was born in Isola, d’Istria (Slovenia) on September 25, 1935. At an early age, Joe learned the value of hard work and dedication, and this stayed with him his entire life. In 1957, Joe and his family immigrated to Canada from Italy. He spoke often of his first year in Canada working sugar beets on a farm near Raymond.

In 1960 Joe met the love of his life Anne and they married in 1963. Together they built the foundation of a lifelong love and legacy that grew bigger and stronger every day. Joe’s most important legacy he built was a family that loved him dearly and learned from him every day. He taught us all lessons in life that we will never forget and will always treasure. His legacy is all around us and for that we are so very proud and grateful, especially for all the sacrifices he made for his family throughout his life.

Joe was a builder and he could build anything; there was rarely a day when Joe had nothing to do and if there ever was, a new project was in the makes. One of Joe’s final projects in his retirement was fulfilling their lifelong dream of owning their own farmland, there he built a home, raised animals, tended to the land and enjoyed the peaceful surroundings.

One of Joe’s final wishes was to take his final ride on the road he first arrived on so on July 26th, he and his family took the last ride on HWY #5 and #52 to Raymond and back, this was the road he came in on and the road he wanted to go out on. Joe also wanted a Celebration of Life for family and friends to gather and reminisce which is planned for his birthday, September 25, 2021. Please contact the family no later than September 10th to RSVP by emailing chrislmoroz@gmail.com or anneficiur@shaw.ca more details will be provided then.

The family would like to express our sincere thanks and gratitude to the many caring and supportive family, friends, and staff at St Mike’s PCU, especially Madelyn and Yvonne, you are angels on earth. If so desired, a memorial donation can be made in Joe’s name to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice. https://www.cancer.ca/en/get-involved/events-and-participation/home-march/?region=ab

Your presence, love and kindness will always be remembered,

rest for now, until we meet again.

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LOUIE ZEPHIRIN GOULET passed away peacefully at Lethbridge Chinook Regional Hospital on July 18, 2021, with his family by his side.

He is lovingly remembered by his wife Shirley Goulet, sons Trevor (Heather), Tony (Margie), Todd (Rhonda) and Scott Goulet; special family friend Andy Carroll; grandchildren Julian Higgins, Samuel and Maxine Goulet, Natasha (Derick) Bryce, Jaymee Goulet (Lane Lyke), Dakota and Jayden Goulet, Ayslyn Goulet, and one great-grandson Remington Bryce.

Louie married his wife Shirley on April 15, 1966, where they later settled down in Warner where he worked for the County of Warner until he retired. Louie will be missed but never forgotten along with his many jokes and stories he loved to share over coffee.

A private Graveside Service will be held at the Warner Cemetery.

A Memorial Come and Go Lunch to be held at the WARNER CIVIC CENTRE on August 7, 2021 from 1:00 – 4:00 P.M.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in memory of Louie to HALO Air Ambulance, 557-18th Street SW, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 8C4 or STARS, 1441 Aviation Park NE, Calgary, AB T2E 8M7.

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JULIE MANNING, beloved wife of the late Marshall Manning, passed away peacefully, but suddenly at home in Lethbridge, following a long lingering illness, at the age of 91 years.

Julie is survived by her sons: Pat Manning, Jim Manning and Bob Manning; and grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She is also survived by brother Steve (Joan) Gulyas and sister Kathy Miskulin, as well as her best friend Caroline Davidson.

Besides her husband Marshall, she was predeceased by her parents, Andrew and Mary Gulyas and brother-in-law Mike Miskulin.

She will be sadly missed.

A Graveside Service will be held at MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY, 1210 Scenic Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 1:30 P.M. with Father Kevin Tumback officiating.

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JACQUELINE “JACKIE” MORIYAMA, beloved wife of the late Mickey Moriyama, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Monday, July 26, 2021 at the age of 81.

A Funeral Service will be held at the LETHBRIDGE CHRISTIAN TABERNACLE, 1805 – 9 Avenue North, Lethbridge, AB, on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Barb Roycroft officiating.

Following the service, Jackie will be laid to rest with her husband Mickey in the Temple Hill Cemetery.

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Betty Oudman
1930 – 2021
 In the early hours of Wednesday, July 28, 2021, at the age of 90 years and 9 months, Betty Oudman (nee Aasman), departed to join her beloved husband, Homer Oudman, who has been watching over her from heaven since April 30, 2017. After a long struggle with declining health, she passed away peacefully in her sleep at home, knowing she was in the constant hearts and minds of her family.
 A private burial service will be held at the Taber Memorial Garden prior to the funeral service.
 The Funeral Service will be held at the First Christian Reformed Church, 3902 Heritage Drive, Taber on Saturday, July 31, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
 Those who are unable to attend and wish to view the service online may do so by visiting https://livestream.com/tabercrc and selecting the livestream link that will be available just prior to the 11:00 A.M. service on Saturday, July 31, 2021.
 Betty is survived by her children Hetty (Ken) Ames of Brooks, Jack (Marion) Oudman of Edmonton, Patricia (Philippe) Maldiney of Calgary, Andy (Willetta) Oudman of Lethbridge, Wilbur (Sarah) Oudman of Burns Harbor, Indiana, Greg Oudman of Vancouver, British Columbia, Janice (Hart) Lemmle of Edmonton, Robert (Leslee) Oudman of Taber, BJ (Karen) Oudman of Calgary and Marsha Oudman of Lethbridge. She is also survived by seventeen grandchildren and twenty six great grandchildren, for all of whom she took the time to knit something special on the occasion of their birth. She was the third oldest of a family of twelve children and is survived by her siblings Jeanette Brouwer of Lethbridge, Jean (John) Brouwer of Rocky Mountain House, Robert (Nelly) Aasman of Rocky Mountain House, Bill Aasman of Medicine Hat and Elly Wenzel of Medicine Hat.
 Betty was born in Aasen, Drente in the Netherlands on October 28, 1930 to Arend and Henrietta Aasman. She received education as a seamstress and was preparing to write her final exam when the Aasman family received their approval to immigrate to Canada. Promised by her father to be allowed to return to Holland if she was not happy in Canada after a year, she met the Oudman family on board the ship. Her future husband’s sisters showed her pictures of Homer and soon upon his arrival in Canada, her heart was quickly won over by his charm and pranks. They married in Taber on May 15, 1953.
 Life presented many challenges, but Homer and Betty never  wavered from their mutual desire to have ten children, proudly showing all her fingers, telling people “5 of each”. While Homer was busy farming, Betty dedicated her life to raising the family. She taught values, helped with homework and cared for all of her children, from cooking and cleaning to sewing their clothes!
 Betty had significant heart issues and underwent open heart surgery at the age of forty five. This did not slow her down, as the children growing up allowed them freedom to begin enjoying some travel. Betty had a sense of adventure and enjoyed trips including annual local camping to sun destinations, from the United States to Europe and Africa.
 Betty was an artist. She was a regular at the Taber Arts and Crafts for pottery until she was eighty six. “Betty bowls” will serve as a memory of her passion for so many. She would also drive to Carstairs to buy freshly shorn sheep’s wool, wash it, card it, spin it and finally knit or weave with the finished product, all with her own two hands. She participated in many local craft shows and demonstrations over the years.
 Betty was generally a quiet woman who preferred spending time with her family, a good book and maybe a Flames game on television. She was a devout Christian and in addition to her own brood, sponsored many children through Compassion Canada, even once making a visit to them in Guatemala! She was stubborn (or in her words, determined) and could not be deterred in her path once her mind was set, a trait that she passed on to many of her descendants. We loved her and will miss her dearly.
 If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Betty’s may be made  directly to La Semilla Ministries (Nicaragua) in care of The Evangelical Free Church of Canada, Box 850 Langley Stn, LCD1, Langley, British Columbia V3A 8S6 and note account number 2-5062 (http://www.lasemillaministries.com) or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, Box 2211, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4K7 (http://www.heartandstroke.com).
 Thank you to all the caregivers who took care of our Mom in her home over the last four years. A special mention to Barb, Crystal and Dorcas who exemplified dignity and respect, especially through the last few difficult months.
 Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

Stanley “Stan” Shimozawa

1940 – 2021

Stanley (Stan) Susumu Shimozawa passed away suddenly but peacefully on July 24, 2021 at the age of 81. It was shocking to all as Stan was healthy and active, visiting with friends, and helping out in the community right to his last day.

Stan was born in Nanaimo, British Columbia on February 21, 1940. He had 8 brothers and sisters; Kay (Sam), Walt (Audrey), Slim (Kiyoko), Sue (Yo), Tom (Fumi), Mits, Joe (Kaz), and Diane. He was a father to Penny (Richard), Stacey (Glen), and Tate. He was a Grandfather to Kevin, Alex, and Wilson.

Stan grew up mainly in Lethbridge but spent time across Southern Alberta, notably for 18 years in Milk River where he became part of the fabric of the town; making friends and helping whomever needed it. He returned to Lethbridge in 2018 where he spent his last years reconnecting with old friends, spending more time with his siblings, and making new connections. Stan was the glue that connected many different groups of friends, notably within his beloved “Breakfast Club”. When he moved into Blue Sky Manor he made an instant and special connection with Cheryl Orr and they quickly became inseparable. Our heart goes out to Cheryl who lost her constant companion.

Stan enjoyed many hobbies over the years including cribbage, golf, bowling, and calligraphy. He never missed marking a special occasion or event with a beautifully handwritten card.

Stan will be missed dearly by everyone who had the good fortune of knowing him. He will be remembered for hosting large family gatherings where he could be found serving food and making sure everyone was well fed.

Stan was a lifelong volunteer, most recently at the Nord-Bridge Senior Centre, and the Lethbridge Soup Kitchen. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating blood, giving to an organization that is meaningful to you, or doing a good service for someone in your life, giving was Stan’s way of showing gratitude to those he cared about and is the best way to honor him.

Stan’s family appreciates that he knew so many people and touched so very many lives, and we encourage all his different groups of friends to get together and reminisce and share stories of this wonderful man. We as a family will gather and do the same, celebrating his life and times and remembering the Stan we knew.

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Ted Smith
1937 – 2021

 James Edwin Smith, born March 21, 1937, headed to the Chief Official’s scoring tent after completing the final round of the Tournament of Life on Monday, July 26, 2021 at age the age of 84 years.
 Remaining spectators in the gallery are his wife, Sharon (nee Caldwell); daughter Cheré; son Ryan (Kerrie); grandchildren Sampson and Cedrick; brothers Ron (Carol) and Keith (Jeanie).
 His son Cameron and good dog Clay checked out before him, as did his mom and dad, Frank and Marie Smith; sister Shirley (Arlen) Agren; brothers Delmont (Gillian) and Bryant.
 Ted signed the scorecard with some significant stats. He won over 140 golf tournaments in Alberta, British Columbia and Montana and was inducted into the Taber Sports Hall of Fame. He won the Alberta Amateur Golf Championship in 1972 and represented Alberta on the Four-Man Senior’s team competing for the Canadian Championship from 1992 to 1995. Ted even played in a foursome with golf greats Billy Casper and Greg Norman at a tournament in Salt Lake City.
 Golf was not his only game. He won an open turkey shoot at age twelve. Ted was the star of the Pincher Creek Mustangs basketball team, often scoring thirty points per game. His corner shots that never touched the rim were responsible for his nickname, “Swish”. He later played for the Milk River Madge Flyers, winning the Alberta Senior Men’s Championship. Ted was the pitcher on his high school baseball team. As in baseball, his adage was “Never be afraid to strike out, just go ahead and play the game”. Ted would follow an elk track on foot for twenty miles and was successful in bagging his elk seventeen years in a row. In the winter he loved to snowmobile, never being satisfied until reaching the highest peak above the clouds.
 Second best was never an option for Ted, and this applied to his horses too. Ted imported quality Tennessee Walking Horse mares and stallions from Tennessee and Oregon. Canadian Perfection and Hot Lightning from his Tennwalk Stables won several Alberta and Western Canadian Supreme Grand Championships.
 His motto was “work hard, play hard”. Besides running a successful welding business for forty five years, he trained numerous apprentices and taught pressure welding at Lethbridge College. Ted welded hundreds of miles of pipeline across Alberta and the large diameter aqueduct serving the St. Mary River Irrigation District.
 Media had a hard time getting an interview with Ted, as he was known as The Quiet Man. His friends in Needles, California where he wintered in later years called him “Straight Ahead Ted” for two reasons: first, his golf ball never veered from the center of the fairway; and second, he was a straight shooter, honest in his dealings. His handshake was his bond, and he treated his employees and friends with equal respect.
 Raised in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ted was a teetotaler, but his friends included those of every stripe.
Those who gained his confidence knew Ted as a man dedicated to his family and one whose greatest joys were the accomplishments of his daughter Cheré and son Ryan. He enjoyed long sunsets and happy trails. Ted was first to admit that his best playing partner was his wife Sharon, who stuck by him through the good as well as the tough times.
   A private graveside service will be held at the Taber Memorial Garden on Friday, July 30, 2021. Those who have been invited to attend are asked to dress casually. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
 If friends so desire, the family requests that memorial tributes in Ted’s name be made to Ryan’s rehabilitation fund to cover two months hotel stay in Vancouver as he recuperates from his recent kidney transplant. E-transfer to smithra1492@gmail.com, or mail to Ron Smith PO Box 898, Magrath, Alberta T0K 1J0.
 Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


It is with great sadness we the family of LANE COLE TAILFEATHERS announce the passing of our beloved son, brother, father, nephew, grandson, uncle, cousin and friend. Born on April 16, 1986 in Cardston, AB. Passed away on June 20, 2021 in Fort Macleod, AB

The family would love for family and friends to join us in a celebration of life for Lane Cole, on Saturday July 31, 2021 at 11:00 am at St Paul’s Anglican Church in Cardston, AB. Service will be officiated by Archdeacon Sidney Black. Interment to follow at St. Paul’s cemetery. Limited capacity due to covid restrictions please bring a lawn chair if possible.

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Randall Todd

1947 – 2020

Mr. Randy Todd, beloved husband of Cheryl Todd, passed away surrounded by family at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, March 9, 2020, at the age of 72 years.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 31, 2021, at the Italian Canadian Cultural Centre, 1511 St Edward Blvd N, Lethbridge, Alberta.

Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to Bridges of Hope, PO Box 81 Stn Main Lethbridge, AB T1J 3Y3 or the Jack Ady Cancer Centre, 960 19th St. South, Lethbridge AB, T1J 1W5.

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It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of my dear husband, our loving father, grandfather, and great grandfather, Hendrik (Henk) Van Ee. Henk was born in Kootwijkerbroek the Netherlands on February 13, 1949. He leaves to mourn his loving wife Willy of 49 years, and their children; Aleida (John Van Driesten), Evert (Kim), Corne (Edith), Leon (Joanie), 22 grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren. His brothers and sisters; Henry (Evelyn), Martin (Eipie), Stien (Jan Wout VandenBerg), Hilda (Evert Roelofsen), and Theo (Alie). His brother in laws Gijs Mastenbroek (Lies), Aart Mastenbroek (Gijsje), Ton De Goeij, and numerous nieces and nephews. Henk was predeceased by his parents, Evert and Kor Van Ee, his parents-in-law Cees and Alie Mastenbroek, and his sister-in-law Gijsje De Goeij.

Together with his wife and children they immigrated to Canada in April of 1981. Henk and his brother Henry started an excavating business H&H Drilling from 1982-2014. After his retirement he started Henk Van Ee Excavating and enjoyed his odd small jobs, he was involved with numerous committees, Chairman of the Community Hall, the playground committee, and on the board for the Fort Museum. He worked with Alberta South West and helped many with immigration.

Condolences will be held from 7:00 P.M. till 8:30. on Friday, July 30, 2021 at Eden’s Funeral Home, 2424 5th Ave, Fort Macleod, AB.

A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 P.M., on Saturday, July 31, 2021 at the Reformed Congregation of North America in Monarch, AB, with Elder Paul Wander Officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Alberta Cancer Foundation c/o the Jack Ady Cancer Centre, 960 19 Street Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 1W5

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

Gilbert Leon Vanherreweghe

1937 – 2021

Mr. Gilbert “Gil” Leon Vanherreweghe of Lethbridge passed away in his home on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at the age of 84 years.

Gil was born in Assenade, Belgium on May 4, 1937 to Moritz Vanherreweghe and Dianne nee Schinkels. As a child, Gil lived in Belgium and as a young man his family moved to Viscount, Saskatchewan to run a farm for a relative. Dad loved Canada, and when it was time for them to go home, he stayed. He met and married Sheila and they had 3 girls together. He loved to curl, hunt and fish. He was very good at each He moved to Swift Current Saskatchewan where he started Frontier Drywall and he has been a drywall expert for almost 50 years.

After his divorce he moved to Lethbridge Alberta and met Brenda through Uncle Ray, a fellow drywaller. Rhonda was 12 and Tammi was 9 when they moved in together, and eventually married in 1992. Dad and Brenda loved to dance and to bowl. Brenda taught dad patiently how to golf and he has loved the sport right up to his passing. He loved football and was a Riders fan forever. He was especially proud that his grandsons were football players. Rhonda and Tammi remember dad as a kind disciplinarian. He would stop and make you rethink your choices. He hosted all holidays with a good meal even after Brenda’s passing, as that is what Mom would want. We his family will miss his zeal for life and his love for us.

He is survived by his children Laurie (Bernard) Green, Lisa Hurford and Rick Boettcher, Dana Vanherreweghe, Rhonda (Ted) Jackson, and Tammi Pelletier.

Gil is predeceased by a baby daughter Karen, his mother and father, his ex-wife Sheila Volk, and his wife Brenda Patterson.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am, on Saturday, July 31, 2021 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610- 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta.

A Private Family Interment will take place prior to the Memorial Service.

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