October 17th, 2021

FRIDAY, August 27, 2021


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on August 27, 2021.

John Walter Blaylock

August 13, 1946 – August 25, 2021

John Walter Blaylock was born in Grenfell, Saskatchewan on August 13, 1946. He passed away peacefully at Fort Macleod Extendicare after a long struggle with dementia in the early morning hours of August 25, 2021, just 12 days after celebrating his 75th birthday with family.

John is survived by his wife of 31 years, Audrey, his son Michael (Carmella), and his two grandsons Seth and Oliver, and their mother Donna. Other family members include his brother Barry (Linda), sister-in-law Angela, brother-in-law Ron Stickel, ex-wife Karon and numerous nieces and nephews.

John was predeceased by his father Jack, his mother Edna, his son Kevin and his brother Ronald.

A special thank you to the staff at Fort Macleod Extendicare for their excellent care.

In lieu of flowers, consider donating to a child food program.

Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Homes. A private family service will be held.

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


DIXON

We’re saddened to announce that SHAYLENE SYLVIA DIXON, 19, passed away in Lethbridge at Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday August 18th, 2021 at 5:00 P.M.

A Wake will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Sunday, August 29, 2021 from 6:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M.

The Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, on Monday, August 30, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Campbell Eagle Child officiating.

Shaylene will be laid to rest at the Eagle Child Cemetery in Standoff, AB.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


HOWG

NORMAN RICHARD HOWG, of Coaldale, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at the age of 90 years.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


LANE-SERA

BARB LANE-SERA passed away unexpectedly at the University Hospital in Edmonton on Thursday, August 19, 2021, at 4:20 PM, with her best friend and husband Rick, younger sister Carol and her husband Neil by her side at the age of 65 years.

Barb is survived by her loving husband Rick, daughters Denise (Mike), Catherine (Reece) and Danielle; cherished Grandson Declan; sisters Beverly & Nancy, Sharon (Ron) and Carol and Neil and brother Wilfred (Marilyn) and many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by Rick’s parents, Ann and Zoltan Sera, sister-in-law Wendy (Brad) and their families.

She was predeceased by her mother and father, Anne and Ernest Lane, and son David Brousseau.

Barb was born in Brooks, Alberta, on November 11, 1955, and grew up in Bow City. She graduated from Brooks Composite High School. She moved to Lethbridge in the mid 80’s, where she worked for the Lethbridge Exhibition.

Barb and her two children, Denise and David Brousseau, married Rick in 1992. Barb and Rick, and their family, eventually moved to Coalhurst, where they currently reside. Barb worked for Kolk Farms for a number of years until her retirement.

Barb was an avid curler, took a great interest in researching her family history, loved the rodeo, and spending time camping with her family.

Barb requested there will be no funeral. A Memorial Service will be held for Barb at Cornerstone Funeral Home (2825 32nd Street South, Lethbridge, AB) on Saturday, September 18, 2021, at 11:00 AM, with Patrick Siedlecki officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Children’s Hospital in Calgary (childrenshospital.ab.ca) or Rehoboth Christian Ministries (https://www.rcmflourish.ca/donate/)

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


Robert “Bob” Larson

1946 – 2021

Mr. Robert “Bob” Larson of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Jean Larson, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at the age of 75 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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


MANY BEARS

KORINE MARIE MANY BEARS, of Stand Off, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Monday, August 23, 2021 at the age of 74 years.

A Wake will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 from 6:00 P.M. till 11:00 P.M. with Martin Eagle Child officiating.

A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. with Wilton Goodstriker officiating.

Following the service, Korine will be laid to rest in the Many Bears Family Plot.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


NEUFELD

VERNON CLARENCE NEUFELD, of Lethbridge, AB, beloved husband of Ruth Neufeld, passed peacefully into the arms of his Lord and Saviour in St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit on August 21, 2021 at the age of 87 years.

Vern was born September 1, 1933 at home on the family farm near Didsbury, AB. He attended a country school in the Davenport School District in the Didsbury area. Vern loved machinery and wheels and worked road construction before he left home in 1955 to attend Canadian Mennonite Bible College in Winnipeg, MB. At the College Christmas Banquet, he met our Mom, Anne (Peters) Neufeld. They were married on August 12, 1956 in Winkler, MB. Vern graduated with a music degree in 1959 and they moved to Altona, MB, where he taught at Elim Bible School for two years and began his choir-conducting career. During this time, their two daughters, Cheryl & Sylvia, were born. In 1962, Vern accepted a position at the Swift Current Bible Institute to teach music and conduct choirs. During the 1968-69 school year, the family lived in North Newton, KS, while Vern completed his Bachelor of Music degree at Bethel College. In 1975, the family moved from Swift Current, SK, to Coaldale, AB, where Vern took a position as Director of Music and Youth at the Coaldale Mennonite Church. Vern’s trucking career started in 1986 with CJD Trucking. He drove 24 years until he was 77, when he ‘semi-retired’ and hired a driver for his truck, which he owned until his passing. Our Mom, Anne, passed away from cancer in 2004 after 47 years of marriage. God brought Ruth (our Bonus Mom) into Vern’s life and they were married September 10, 2005. We, as a family, have cherished these past 16 years together.

Vern is survived by his wife, Ruth; daughters Cheryl O’Donnell and Sylvia (Bill) Klassen; grandchildren Cody (Bailey) O’Donnell, Jeff (Patricia) O’Donnell, Dustin (Taya) O’Donnell, Lacey O’Donnell, Josh (Crystal) Klassen, Christy Martens, Amy (Conrad) Martens and Alyssa (Nathan) Pahl and 23 great-grandchildren; brother Elmer (Erna) Neufeld, sister-in-law Sarah Neufeld, sister Lydia (Aaron) Derksen ; brother-in-law John Unrau; brother-in-law Paul (Elizabeth) Peters, sisters-in-law Susan (Abe) Wiebe and Hilda (Henry) Schulz; and numerous extended family members and friends.

Vern was predeceased by his parents Cornelius G. & Agatha Neufeld, his first wife Anne Neufeld, son-in-law Jim O’Donnell, infant granddaughter Darby Lee O’Donnell, brother Harvey Neufeld and sister Ruth Lowen and her husband George.

Vern spent his life serving and praising God in song, by volunteering, and by building relationships with family, friends & complete strangers, who, as Dad would say, “they were just friends he hadn’t met yet”. Vern spent many years volunteering with MCC, an organization that helps those less fortunate locally & around the world.

Vern will be remembered as the special man that he was to his family and so many others – loving, caring, kind, helpful, generous, and gracious. His love of Jesus, music and wheels is the legacy he leaves to those of us still here.

We invite you to the celebration of Vern’s life on what would have been his 88th birthday at the COALDALE MB CHURCH, 2114 – 18 Street, Coaldale, AB, on Wed, Sept 1, 2021 at 1:30 PM. Following the service, Vern will be laid to rest in the Coaldale Mennonite Cemetery.

Both the Celebration of Life and Graveside will be livestreamed and may be accessed via Vern’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to MCC Alberta, 2946-32 Street NE, Calgary, AB T1Y 6J7, at the funeral service or on-line at mcccanada.ca.

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


John Pimm

1951 – 2021

Mr. John Pimm of Milk River, formerly of Lacombe and beloved husband of Mrs. Debbie Pimm, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, August 26, 2021 at the age of 70 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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


Kim Prindle

1958 – 2021

Kim Prindle, beloved husband of Gayle Prindle, father and grandfather to Jamie (Stewart) and their children Cecelia and Gavin, Sean (Justin), Robbie (Karly), passed away suddenly on August 21, 2021 with his family by his side at Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge, Alberta.

Kim was predeceased by his mother Nancy Prindle and in-laws William and Lillian Norris.

He is lovingly survived by his father Lee and Lucelle Prindle; his siblings, Kevin (Carmen), David (Michelle), Meridee (Allan), Colleen (David); sister and brother-in-law Judy and Arlo, stepbrothers Aaron (Shannon) and Jeremy (Rona) as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Kim was born in Shelby, Montana, the oldest of five children. Before permanently settling in Lethbridge, Kim with his family lived in Sandpoint ID, Forsyth MT, Conrad MT, Laramie WY, Walnut Creek CA, and Pullman WA.

Kim excelled at many sports including football, basketball, baseball, fishing and golf. Kim attended the Lethbridge Community College where he met his wife, Gayle Norris. After he graduated from the University of Lethbridge with degrees in City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning and Geography, he and Gayle married on July 14, 1984.

Kim and Gayle worked in Lethbridge for a few years before continuing their journey to the United States, where he enlisted in the United States Army. The career took them to numerous states, making many lifelong friends. Kim initially learned Spanish at DLI in Monterey, California, then moved on to Goodfellow AFB in Texas, followed by Savannah Georgia. He was finally stationed in Orlando, serving in Intelligence as a 98G2L Electronic Warfare/Signals Intelligence Voice Interceptor during Desert Storm. Kim was proud to serve in his role as a Sergeant within the United States Military Intelligence Battalion. Through this role, he earned numerous achievements/commendations, notably The Good Conduct Medal and The Army Achievement Medal for which he distinguished himself by meritorious achievement. On November 1, 1990, he received a Certificate of Appreciation for his role in providing support to the President of the United States.

In August 1986, Kim and Gayle welcomed their first child, Jamie, followed by Sean in 1990 and Robbie in 1992.

As proud as Kim was with his role in the Army, his true devotion was to his family. Kim and Gayle decided to move off the military base and return to Southern Alberta to be close to family, raising their growing children. Kim was a tremendously loving father and family-man who always had his loved ones in mind when making decisions.

Kim and Gayle, with family in tow, spent time in Lethbridge and area before moving to Pincher Creek to open a new restaurant. In his spare time Kim earned his EMT and worked with the volunteer Fire Department. Eventually they returned to Lethbridge to settle and continue to raise their family. Kim took a position with American Eye Instruments in Gold Beach, OR. Kim commuted between the United States and Canada, continuing to ensure his family could enjoy all the west coast had to offer, ensuring strong bonds were forever created within his family. His pursuit of excellence allowed him to quickly move up the ranks to his current position of Sr Director of Sales with NovaEye Medical, based in Australia. This position opened up a world of traveling opportunities and Kim and Gayle enjoyed many trips all over the country.

Kim and Gayle created a second home in Mesa, Arizona where they made and welcomed many friends and family members.

Kim was an incredible man who truly lived each day of his life and will be missed by all who had the opportunity to know him.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm on Thursday, August 26, 2021 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610- 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta.

A Funeral service at 1:00 pm on Friday, August 27, 2021 at ST. AUGUSTINE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, 411 11 St S, Lethbridge, Alberta with Canon James Robinson and Reverend Steve Bateman, officiating. For those who wish, the service will also be live streamed through the Martin Brother’s website. Please go to https://www.mbfunerals.com/obituary/Kim-Prindle and scroll to the bottom of Kim’s obituary to view.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to St. Augustine’s Anglican Church 411 11 St S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 2N9, or Southern Alberta Bible Camp, 100 – 151002 RR213 Vulcan County, Lomond, AB T0L 1G0.

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


WELLS

It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Phillip (Philly) Kim Wells of the Blood Reserve on August 17, 2021 at the age of 35 years. Phillip was called home suddenly in Calgary, AB while at home with his mother and daughter.

Phillip will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed by his daughter Isadora Lily, his mother Ardith; his siblings Jami, Brett, Shayne, Jeremy, Charles and Charity; and great aunts Beauty and Harriet. Phillip loved his nieces and nephews Mercedes, Pias, Anashe, Brett Jr, Bristen, Kaydence, Isaiah, Kobe, and Kaylilah. Phillip had an incredible sense of humor, he could lift up everyone’s spirit in any situation. Phillip also had many close bros, sisters, and friends.

Phillip received his high school diploma from St. Anne’s and furthered his education through Mount Royal University. He also obtained various certificates and safety tickets while he was employed in the Construction field and Oil & Gas Sector. Phillip enjoyed playing the guitar, and writing his thoughts and ideas in his journal.

Phillip was very generous, kind-hearted and humble. He had a sensitive nature about him, he would light up any room he was in with his humor and good looks.

Phillip enjoyed travelling, some of his favorite places were Mexico and Vancouver, BC. Phillip was an awesome cook, an avid foodie, and he enjoyed trying all types of food from various cultures.

Phillip was predeceased by his dad Phillip Kim Harris; Grandfather Arthur Wells; Grandmother Clara Wolftail, uncles Albert, and Bob; aunties Edith, Mary Jane, and Rosaline; and Great Grandparents James & Annie Wells.

Phillip leaves behind numerous family members and friends who were very dear to him from the Blood Tribe; Siksika; Browning; and Tsuu T’ina.

The wake service will be held at the Tanner Centre in Cardston, AB on Aug 27th from 5:00 to 11:00 PM. The funeral service will be held at St. Mary’s Church on the Blood Reserve at 11:00 AM. Interment to follow at Blood Band Cemetery.

To send condolences please visit http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca


WOO

January 9, 1938 – August 24, 2021

It is with great sorrow, we announce the peaceful passing of DARLENE MARIE WOO (née Logan), while surrounded by her loving family at the Chinook Regional Hospital at the age of 83 years.

Left to mourn her absence are her son, Randy (Michele), daughter, Gina (Barry), two granddaughters, Ida and Kayla and her sister Sharon as well as other cherished members of the Woo and Logan family.

Darlene was predeceased by her husband George (2011), and oldest son Clayton (2021).

The family would like to thank Dr. Coma and the staff of 3B for the amazing compassion that they had provided to Darlene and her family members. You are a very special group of people that we were fortunate to have during this time. Thank You.

At Darlene’s request, no public funeral will be held. A private family service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please give your loved ones a hug and cherish your time together.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com

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