October 17th, 2021

WEDNESDAY, August 11, 2021


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on August 11, 2021.

BOWDEN

Louise Bowden, the beloved wife of Gordon Bowden, passed away in Lethbridge on Monday, August 9, 2021 at the age of 88.

Besides her loving husband, Gordon, she is survived by her children, Randy (Shirley) Bowden of Stirling, Scott (Anita) Bowden of Picture Butte, and Marni (David) Parry of Heber City, Utah; as well as 17 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers and sisters-in-law: Norman (Audrey) Nilsson of St. George, Utah Darryl (Carol) Nilsson of Stirling, Joyce Christensen of Coaldale.

She was predeceased by her parents, Lindon and Beatrice Nilsson; siblings, Don (Judy) Nilsson, Hank Nilsson, and Pauline Nilsson; and by her daughter, Lorene Bullock.

Louise was born in Stirling, Alberta on February 1, 1933. She was raised there and had many fond memories of her childhood. Gordon and Louise were married on March 24, 1954 in the Cardston Alberta Temple. They began their wonderful life together in Raymond before moving to Lethbridge, where they built their life together and lovingly raised their family.

Louise’s life was devoted to her family and faith. She was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She loved her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, who loved her dearly for her warmth and kindness. She and Gordon enjoyed travelling. One of their most memorable trips was when they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in Hawaii together with their entire family.

Louise has too many positive characteristics to list. However, some of her foremost attributes include her kindness, strength, long-suffering, optimism and unwavering dedication to faith and family.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, August 13, 2021 at 11:00 am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4105 Forestry Ave South in Lethbridge. Prior to the service, relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family between 10:00 and 10:45am at the same location. Burial to follow at Temple Hill Cemetery in Raymond. If friends so desire memorial tributes can be made to Arthritis Research Canada, arthritisresearch.ca.

Visit http://www.generationsfh.ca to send condolences and scroll to the bottom of Louise’s obituary for a link to the livestream.


CARPENTER

GERALD “GERRY” CARPENTER passed away on Sunday, August 8, 2021 at the age of 74, in his hometown of Lethbridge, Alberta. Gerry met the love of his life, Wendy Cockroft while they were still in high school, and they later became husband and wife on June 7th, 1969; Gerry’s Birthday…he never forgot an anniversary! After Wendy completed her nursing training, they moved to Calgary to start their life together. He was a movie fan and an early adopter of the home theatre experience. He also loved music and it was common to awake on weekends to the sounds of Fleetwood Mac, Elton John, or John Cougar Mellencamp pumping through the house. They had two sons, Shaun (Tracey) and Darren (Melanie) whom Gerry coached hockey and introduced to a multitude of outdoor activities including skiing, golfing, fishing, boating and camping; effectively planting the seeds of lifelong adventure and exploration with his boys and a legacy they’ve since passed along to their own children.

Some of the Carpenter and extended family’s fondest memories together centered around “the cottage”…a family getaway on the shores of Beauvais Lake that was built by Wendy’s father, Robert (Elizabeth) Cockroft and enjoyed by anyone who had the pleasure of an invite. Wendy’s mom and dad were truly like parents to Gerry and he contributed to the maintenance and expansion of this special place, where he always had a project on the go…even if it was just getting the old boat motor working again, or putting a fresh coat of paint on the outhouse. A favorite saying around dusk, that captured how magical times around the fire were back in those days was, “We won’t see many more evenings like this!”

Gerry studied at SAIT and his career path started as a technician, later as a leader of service teams. His ability to tinker and build and fix pretty much anything was something family, friends and neighbors could always count on. Gerry was the first person on the block to pitch in on building a fence or deck and he’d often work all day long, evidenced by the red flash of skin he often sported on his back and shoulders in the summertime. He taught us the value of hard work and the tenacity sometimes required to figure out the puzzle life put in front of you. Gerry was not someone who gave up. Enjoying a drink or a meal with friends and just being social brought Gerry so much joy. He and Wendy spent many happy hours in the curling rink and on the golf course, two activities they enjoyed together. He was easy with a greeting and made friends wherever he went.

Later in life and along with Wendy, Gerry found his greatest happiness watching their four grandchildren grow up and pursue their passions in the arts and sport; Chloe (19) and Avery (14) in dance and Levi (13) and Emery (9) in hockey. Even though health issues slowed him down these past 5 years and prevented him from travelling to see them as much as he would have liked, he recalled with a huge smile all the times he witnessed their efforts and achievements.

Gerry will be missed more than words can say, but his passion for adventure and the love of family will live on in all of us. He didn’t need much in life to be content…he would say this to Wendy, “I have you and you have me.”

An open house will be held at 497 Gateway Cres S Lethbridge on Sunday, August 15, 2021, from 2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. for anyone who knew Gerry to drop by.

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


EAGLE CHILD

WILMA JOYCE EAGLE CHILD, passed away in Calgary, on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at the age of 55 years.

A Family Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at 4:00 P.M., with a Wake to follow at SENATOR GLADSTONE HALL, Blood Reserve, AB, from 6:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M.

A Funeral Service will be held at SENATOR GLADSTONE HALL, on Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 11:00 A.M.

Following the service, Wilma will be laid to rest in the Eagle Child Family Cemetery.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


FUDRA

FRANK STEVEN FUDRA, beloved husband of Jean Fudra, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital, with his wife and daughters by his side, on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at the age of 74 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. with Patrick Siedlecki officiating.

Following the Reception, Frank will be laid to rest in the Temple Hill Cemetery.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


HOLLADAY

CAROL ANNE HOLLADAY, beloved wife of Jim Holladay, passed away on August 8, 2021 in Raymond, AB at the age of 67 years.

The Meet the Family will take place at the Garden Place Chapel, Magrath, AB on Thursday, August 12 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm with a Memorial Service to follow at 12:00 pm. (Prior to the service the Interment will take place at 10:00 am for Family and Close Friends in the Magrath Cemetery).

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


Henry Leenstra

1938 – 2021

Mr. Henry Leenstra of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Tina Leenstra, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family at Fairmont Extendicare on Monday, August 9, 2021 at the age of 82 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, August 13, 2021 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta with Reverend John Van Eyk, officiating. Interment to follow in the Archmount Cemetery.

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


MALEC

August 23, 1947 – August 8, 2021

SHARON LEIGH MALEC (née Snow), beloved wife of Roy Malec of 49 years, passed away with her family by her side, at the Foothills Health Centre, on Sunday, August 8, 2021, at the age of 73 years.

Besides her husband Roy, Sharon is survived by their daughters: Melissa (Alan) De Leon of Sherwood Park and Erin Malec of Sherwood Park. Sharon also leaves behind her grandchildren, Matteo and Danica De Leon; and her brother Brad’s children, Karlie and Adam.

She was predeceased by her parents, Norma and Calvin Snow, her brothers: Brad, Scott and Robin and grandson Noah De Leon.

Sharon was born in Vulcan, Alberta, lived in Medicine Hat and Calgary, and settled in Fort Macleod, where through teaching, she met and married the love of her life Roy. Shortly after having their daughters, they moved to Claresholm. At her first retirement in 1997, Sharon and Roy relocated to Lethbridge. Retirement was short lived as she was asked to teach music a few hours a week. This evolved to teaching full time music and transitioning to Foods and Religious Education at the junior and senior high level.

Sharon loved music, church, quilting, Catholic Women’s League and Girl Guides. She was active with the music ministry at church for decades and highly involved with the University of Lethbridge Senate. Sharon leaves behind a great legacy of enriching the lives of others.

Her grandchildren Matteo and Danica meant the world to her.

Funeral Parastas (Prayers) will be held at SS. PETER AND PAUL CATHOLIC CHURCH, 643 – 12B Street North, Lethbridge, AB., on Friday, August 13, 2021 at 5:00 P.M. with Father Gary Sedgwick officiating. The family will be holding a private Celebration of Life at a later date.

In lieu of flowers memorial tributes may be made in Sharon’s name to the Alberta Children’s Hospital (www.childrenshospital.ab.ca) or STARS Air Ambulance (www.stars.ca).

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


PATCHING

MARION “M” PATCHING, beloved wife of Eric Patching, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at home, on Monday, August 9, 2021 at the age of 60 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


SHOT BOTH SIDES

LINDA SHOT BOTH SIDES, beloved wife of Jim Shot Both Sides, of the Blood Reserve, passed away peacefully at the Fort Macleod Health Centre on Sunday, August 1, 2021, at the age of 69 years.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST.MARY’S IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, Blood Reserve, AB, on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Pawel Andrasz O.M.I. celebrating.

Following the Mass, Linda will be laid to rest in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Richard “Lee” Westbrook

1945 – 2021

Mr. Richard “Lee” Westbrook of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Lois Westbrook, passed away at home on August 9, 2021, at the age of 76 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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

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