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THURSDAY, September 9, 2021

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on September 9, 2021.


HELEN “DOLLY” ANNIE COX (née Pannenbecker) passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Saturday, September 4, 2021 at the age of 75 years.

Dolly was predeceased by her loving husband Curt Fitch and puppy Coco and parents George and Helen Pannenbecker as well as sisters Georgina Trask and Sherry Stallman.

She loved her family, life, laughter, playing cards, listening to the oldies, puzzling and will be forever missed and loved by her family: Edie Abramenko, Rose Woykin (Bill), Bernita Janner (Garry) of Calgary, John Pannenbecker (Helen) of Red Deer, Calvin Fitch (Carmen) of Milk River as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would also like to extend our appreciation for the care given by the staff at Prairie Rose Lodge and the Milk River Health Centre.

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Arthur Ell
1932 – 2021

 Arthur Andrew Ell, beloved husband of Arlene Ell, passed away in Taber on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at the age of 89 years.
 Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 7:00 P.M.
 The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, 5009 – 48 Avenue, Friday, September 10, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. Burial to follow at the Assumption Cemetery, Grassy Lake. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Arthur’s first breath was on July 25, 1932 on the Grassy Lake family farm.  A baby boy for Frank and Irene and a little brother for Allan. They all wished him a happy and long life.
 He always said the best part of school was racing Old Pete, the farm horse, who pulled the wagon him and Allan took to school each day. Arthur’s dad never complained how many times they broke the wagon wheels, he just kept fixing them for his boys.
 Ready for the next step in his life, on Christmas Eve 1956, after Midnight Mass, Arthur opened up the cubby hole, pulled out a diamond and proposed to Arlene Erickson. Wedding bells rang on October 19, 1957 and they were married for sixty four years.
 Now a husband, ready to be a father and along came the children  Daniel Arthur, Gerald Francis, Cindy (Sid) Marie and Randy Albert. He led by example and taught his children to be honest, to work and play hard and to take care of one another. He was a giving man, quietly generous. A son-in-law Mario Bernhardt and daughter in law Heather (Moriarty) made his family complete.
 After family, farming was Arthur’s other love. He was proud to have farmed with his dad and then his son. Winters were spent tinkering, building and fixing and getting ready for the next season. One of his mottos was “I can build that” and he would!
 Arthur and Arlene enjoyed many years and put on many miles exploring campgrounds and lakes with their camper and boat. He operated that boat like a farmer – up and down the lake – no skips – looking for that elusive big fish.
  Arthur’s last breath was on September 8, 2021 as an 89 year old man who had a happy and long life. He has joined his family including his mother and father Frank and Irene, brother Allan, son Gerry, in-laws Albert and Mildred Erickson and many family members and friends. Our hearts are broken trying to figure out how to live without him and so grateful we got to live with him.
 Providing for his family was very important to Arthur and if friends so desire, memorial tributes in Arthur’s name may be made directly to the Taber Food Bank Society, 5512 – 48 Avenue, Taber, Alberta, T1G 1S4 (http://www.taberfoodbank.weebly.com) or a charity of one’s choice.
 Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


ARNOLD ERVIN, beloved husband of Joyce Ervin, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at Legacy Lodge, on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at the age of 89 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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Norman “Norm” Hunt

1924 – 2021

Norman James Hunt of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Marguerite, was called home by his Heavenly Father on August 30, 2021 at the “ripe old age of 96”.

Norm was born (in his home) and raised in Lethbridge. At 19 years old, he voluntarily joined the army (1943), shipped over to Britain with the Royal Canadian Artillery (RCA) and saw action in France, Belgium and The Netherlands. He returned to Lethbridge at the end of the War in 1946. On Feb 17, 1951, he married the love of his life Marguerite. He was fortunate to be offered a job by Dr. Sid Slen with Agriculture Canada at The Lethbridge Research Station where he worked for 35 years. He worked for Dr Ruby Larson and then Dr. Ernie Whelan in Plant Sciences.

Norm was active in First Baptist Church in his younger years and was one of its longest standing members. He had a multitude of interests including classical music, languages, chemistry, wood working, electronics and many other interests. However, his favorites were his grandchildren, whom he loved dearly.

Besides his loving wife, Marguerite, Norm is survived by his daughter Joanne (Jim) Sherwin; 3 sons, Gord (Julie), Ross (Lynda), Lorne (Tracey); 10 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families.

Norm was predeceased by his parents Johanna and Rupert; 2 sisters Jessie and Phyllis; 4 brothers, Art, Dave, Stan, and Cliff.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 pm. on Saturday, September 11, 2021, at the FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 1614 5 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB, with Dr. Bruce Martin officiating.

The family invites those who wish to watch the service via livestream by going to https://youtu.be/oHgnlI7PgGI.

Out of consideration for others, please consider wearing a mask.

Flowers are gratefully declined. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the MS Society of Canada, 724 13 St N, Lethbridge, AB T1H 2T1, Canadian Baptist Ministries, or a charity of ones choosing.

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Josephine “Jo” Maxwell

October 31, 1931 – March 23, 2020

It is with great sadness and joy to announce the passing of my beloved mother “Jo” Maxwell. Sadness that she is gone but happiness that she is now at peace. Jo is survived by me her son David and grandson Simon. She was pre-deceased by dad “Robert” and her son Edward.

Mum and dad immigrated with Edward and me to the Lethbridge/Coalhurst area in 1972. Here we began our new life in Canada. Over the years mum meet many of her lifelong friends through church and work in Lethbridge.

To all her friends near and far, thank you for all your love and support through the good and bad times.

Thank you Fiona. You are a beautiful woman. I love you very much…and your family.

Funeral mass for Jo will be held at Our Lady of Assumption church, Monday September 13, 10 AM 2405 – 12 Avenue South Lethbridge.

Bernice “Bonnie” Klimek

1924 – 2021

Mrs. Bernice “Bonnie” Klimek of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. Frank Klimek, passed away at Legacy Lodge on September 7th, 2021 at the age of 97 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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Steve Petrovich

1940 – 2021

Mr. Steve Petrovich of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Jane Petrovich, passed away on Monday, September 6, 2021 at the age of 80 years.

Steve was born in Bregovina, Serbia, and would follow his father to Canada 11 years later with his mother and sister February 5, 1955 at the age of 14. He joined the Canadian Army when he was 18 so he could travel and see Europe.

Steve was a Journeyman Baker and worked at Woolworth’s where he met Jane, who also worked there. They were married on August 13, 1966. He later joined the Lethbridge Brewery where he worked seasonally, when he was laid off, he would go to work at the local bakeries or to Calgary where he lived with his sister and her family. He would eventually get full time employment at the Brewery until they closed their doors.

In his retirement, Steve enjoyed camping and fishing in the Crowsnest Pass. With his outgoing personality he easily made friends, often for life. He also enjoyed spending time with his loving family, which included children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, all who benefited from his love of woodworking. He also traveled across Canada and down South.

Besides his loving wife Jane, Steve is survived by his children Joanne, Brian, and Valerie (Ryan); granddaughter Natasha (Jonathon) and their children Vayda, Aleaha, Curtis, and Maverick, and other granddaughter Kaitlyn (Dilon); his sister Marion and her 2 children Bogdan (Katarina) Dubroja and their 3 children, and Monica Dubroja.

A Prayer Service will be held at 6:00 pm on Friday September 10, 2021 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta. 

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am, on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610- 4 STREET SOUTH with RT. REV. FR. Taras Krochak, officiating.

Flowers gratefully declined, please consider a donation to the charity of one’s choosing.

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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.

A Celebration of John’s Life will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, September 9, 2021 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta with Pastor Dave Moffat, officiating.

For those who wish to view John’s service via livestream, please go to https://www.mb funerals.com/obituary/John-Pimm and scroll to the bottom of the page to find the link.

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


MARENA LARK MANGUM TELFER, beloved wife of James Oliver Telfer of Lethbridge, Alberta passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on September 3, 2021, at the age of 68 years.

She fought a brave yet short battle with cancer, filled with dignity, strength, and humour.

Marena is the loving mother of Andrew Telfer (Lindsay) of Stirling, Alberta and Edward Telfer (Melissa) of Lethbridge, Alberta (and her dog, Dusty). She is survived by her loving husband James (Jim) Oliver Telfer, her brother Kenneth Ralph Mangum (Debbie) and sisters: Tanya Dell Liston (Garry), Ruth Phelps (Brad) and Phyllis Mangum. Marena is also survived by her five grandchildren Aiden, Elijah, Tiernan, Zack, and Cadence.

She is predeceased by her mother Vanola Mangum and her father Marvin Mangum.

Marena was born in Kearns, Utah on January 7, 1953, to Marvin and Vanola. She graduated from Panguitch High School in 1971 and married Jim on January 21, 1977 in Calgary, Alberta. Marena was a devoted member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints holding many callings and roles within the church. She was also very active in family genealogy and could often be found pouring through microfiche and piecing together the family history. Marena had a huge heart and was always ready and willing to offer service to anyone in need. Her love for all animals was especially apparent when talking about her dogs over the years or her love of buffalo. She had a work ethic like no other, from driving her sons to early morning seminary, then working a full day, and then ensuring they made it to all their athletic endeavours as well as taking care of the household. Marena never failed to impress with her ability to handle all of it. She would always sacrifice anything for her family. From helping care for grandchildren while parents were working to assisting her boys any way she could when they were having tough times. Marena will forever be loved and missed by her family.

Relatives and friends are invited to the viewing at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Thursday, September 9, 2021, from 6:00 P.M. till 8:00 P.M. The Funeral Service will be held at THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS STAKE CENTRE, 560 Highlands Blvd West, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, September 10, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. with Bishop Van Tonder officiating. Facemasks are mandatory and will be available upon entry.

Following the service, Marena will be laid to rest in Archmount Cemetery.

Both the Funeral and Graveside Services will be livestreamed and may be accessed via Marena’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.

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

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