June 21st, 2024

FRIDAY, September 10, 2021

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on September 10, 2021.

BELSHER, Ruth Anna

(nee Mueller)

June 3, 1930 – August 29, 2021

It is with great sadness Ruth’s children (Calvin Belsher, Karen Stewart, and Arlene (Andy) Mankowski) announce her passing on Sun. Aug. 29, 2021. A memorial service will be held on Mon. Sept.20, 2021, at 11:00 a.m., Church of the Nazarene, 65 Richard Way, SW, Calgary.

For more information or to share photos, memories and

condolences with Ruth’s family, please visit http://www.evanjstrong.com.

Arrangements in care of


Ivan Bigford

1929 – 2021

IVAN ALBERT BIGFORD of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Orma Bigford, passed away peacefully with his loving wife by his side, at St. Therese Villa on Sunday, September 5, 2021, at the age of 92 years.

Besides his wife Orma of 69 years, he is survived by his son, Barry (Jeanette); son in law, Bob Ivison; and granddaughter, Jenna Ivison. Ivan was predeceased by his daughter, Judy Ivison, in 2013.

Ivan was born on August 5, 1929, in Drumheller, Alberta, to Bill and Sarah Bigford and was the youngest of five children. He started working at a very young age delivering newspapers. He then got a job driving the delivery truck at N. B. Vickers General Store in Drumheller, which is where he first met Orma. Ivan and Orma started dating in 1949 and were married on December 15, 1951.

For the next 8 years, Ivan worked on a seismic crew in the oil and gas industry. He and Orma (and eventually Judy) followed the seismic crew all over Alberta and into BC. They settled in Pincher Creek in 1959 when Ivan started working for the British American Oil Company (Gulf) at the Pincher Creek Gas Plant. Ivan and Orma moved to Edson in 1981 when Ivan was transferred to the Gulf Hanlon Robb Gas Plant. He retired from working at the gas plant in 1986 but continued working as a consultant for Gulf Oil until 1997, which concluded his career of 47 years in the oil and gas industry.

Ivan and Orma moved into Waterton Village on the west side of Lethbridge in 1989. They loved living in Waterton Village and made many lifelong friends. Ivan served several years on the Waterton Village board and painted fences, garage doors, and was willing to complete any maintenance job that needed to be done. As Ivan’s health declined, he and Orma moved into St. Therese Villa this past February.

Ivan will be remembered as a quiet and hardworking man. He was an expert cribbage player and enjoyed fishing, golfing, curling, playing pool, watching his favorite baseball team, the Toronto Blue Jays, on TV, and spending time with his family. He enjoyed being a member of the Lethbridge Odd Fellows and Revellers. Ivan will be forever loved and missed by his family and friends.

A Come and Go Memorial Reception will be held at 2:00 pm, on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that one donates to a charity of one’s choice.

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Tom Cronkhite, age 96, passed away on September 2, 2021, at St. Therese Villa in Lethbridge, Alberta.

Tom spent all his years enjoying life in southern Alberta. He was born, the eldest of a set of twins, on January 17, 1925, on his grandmother’s farm just east of New Dayton, Alberta to Otto and Goldie (Cress) Cronkhite.

Tom was raised farming and ranching alongside his parents and siblings in and around New Dayton. He received his education there as well, in a three-room schoolhouse.

In the summer of 1943, at age 18, Tom volunteered to join the Royal Canadian Air Force in the Canadian War Effort in World War II (Tom would rarely refer to this as the war, he always called it “the service”). He trained and served as an Air Gunner, flying 21 missions as a Mid Upper Gunner on the “Sugar’s Blues” Lancaster. Pilot Officer Cronkhite returned home uninjured in June 1945.

From here, Tom furthered his education, taking a mechanics course at SAIT in Calgary. With a love of the land in his heart, Tom then decided to continue farming and ranching on the family farm. He married his sweetheart, Ruth Erickson, on June 30, 1947 on her family farm near Wrentham, Alberta. Their marriage was one to admire as he adored her, the love of his life. Together they raised a family that included four sons and one daughter.

Family was a top priority to Tom; he was always there for and with his family. Tom whole-heartedly loved sports and was a gifted athlete, being somewhat of a local star in his day. He was a proud member of the New Dayton Ramblers basketball team that captured the Alberta Intermediate Men’s Basketball League Championship for seven years straight! He also loved baseball (playing back catcher), golfing, bowling, hunting, curling, trap shooting and fishing – his favourite spot to angle being Cameron Lake in Waterton Lakes National Park. Tom truly enjoyed and appreciated every minute of these activities. Tom and Ruth spent 11 years as “snowbirds” in Mesa, Arizona. They took part in activities like golf and square dancing, along with socializing with friends. His fun-loving, kind, genuine spirit will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to know him.

Left to remember his remarkable legacy are his children Barry (Marjorie) Cronkhite: their children Alisa (Chris) Thomas; Spencer and Dawson, Traci (Rob) Stelten; Lauren (Chad) and Robin (Sean), Jenny (Rick) Seward; Brynne and Amber, Conner Cronkhite. Wayne (Denise) Cronkhite: their children Michelle, Tyler (Tenille) Cronkhite; Maizey, Dayton, Coy, Slade. Dale (Heather) Cronkhite. Jayna (Grant) Staples: their children Travis (Blaire) Staples, Garrett Staples, and his sister-in-law Barbara (Pat) Cronkhite.

Tom was predeceased by his loving wife, Ruth, of 74 years, his parents, his son Roger Allan Cronkhite, his daughter-in-law Betty Ann Cronkhite, sister and brother-in-law Ruth (John) Horne, his twin brother and sister-in-law Robert (Betty) Cronkhite, his brother and sister-in-law Hal (Bette) Cronkhite and his brother Patrick Cronkhite.

A Memorial Service to honour both Tom and Ruth will be held at the Lethbridge Legion, Tuesday, September 14, from 1-3:30 p.m. Friends and family are welcome to attend following provincial and Legion guidelines. Please use the North Door access to the Legion.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Diabetes Canada, E1300 – 522 University Avenue, Toronto On M5G 2R5.

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

Robert “Bob” Cuell

On Thursday, September 2, 2021 Mr. Robert “Bob” Fredrick Cuell of Ponoka passed away at the Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre at the age of 92 years. Bob will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 70 years, Georgia; his son Brad (Joanne) Cuell of Ponoka and their family; his daughter Debbie (Terry) Jones of Ponoka and their family; his daughter Terry Vandemheen of Ottawa, Ontario and her family; his daughter Holly (Phil) Schneider of Sandy, Oregon and their family; his sisters Dorothy of Calgary and Barbara (Carly) of Lethbridge; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Due to the current regulations and restrictions on travel and public gatherings, a Funeral Service to celebrate Bob’s life is being postponed until a later date. Memorial donations are gratefully accepted to the Royal Canadian Legion, Ponoka Branch #66.

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Arrangements Entrusted To

Ponoka Funeral Home

– A Wombold Family Funeral Home –


ARNOLD VAUGHN ERVIN, known to most as “Red”, beloved husband of Joyce Ervin, passed away peacefully at Legacy Lodge on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at the age of 89 years.

Besides his loving wife of 65 years, he leaves behind his children: Kim (Pat) Ervin, Pattie (Szolt) Ambrus, Joanne (Brian) Krell, and Kathie Ervin; his grandchildren: Ashton (Amanda), Alyssa (Nick), Kaitlyn, Tyler (Taylor), Jesse, Markie, Samatha, Dawson (Renae) and Jennifer (Scott); and great- grandchildren: Graeson, Leo, Isabella, Brooks and Ellie.

He is also survived by his sister Merlyn (Ian) McAlpine, many brothers/sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and friends.

He has gone to be with his parents, Geneva & Ottis Ervin, his son Mark Ervin, his brothers Lorne, Vern, Barry Ervin, and his baby sister, Carole Webb

Arnold was born on January 22, 1932, in Aylsham, Saskatchewan. After high school, he moved to Lethbridge to pursue hockey with the Native Sons. He later started work at CPRail, and had to make a decision to work or play hockey. He ultimately chose work and never looked back. Red loved the railway and started shoveling coal on a steam engine locomotive. In time, he progressed to the locomotive foreman of the engineers, which he retired as. The day he retired, Joyce and him packed up their fifth wheel and travelled to Parker, Arizona and continued every winter for 16 years.

Red loved to curl and was seen golfing whenever and wherever he could. He also cherished his daily walks in the coulees, especially in his later years, every morning for many years.

Red loved his grandchildren, and made sure to never miss a moment. From teaching them all how to drive, to always watching their sporting events and adventures in the river bottom. They will be telling stories of Gramps for years to come.

He spent his last year and half at Legacy lodge, where he was blessed with some amazing staff. Words cannot express how grateful we are to them.

He was a great teacher of unconditional love, never harbored judgment, and made sure his family was always taken care of, weekly calls to his siblings and visits always meant “what can I do to help”.

We will miss him deeply but our memories will live on forever .

It was Reds wishes to not have a funeral, but to have a private family gathering which will take place at a later date.

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Derek Ford

1950 – 2021

Derek Ford (70) of Lethbridge, Alberta passed away after a sudden and brief illness on September 6, 2021. Derek was born on December 12, 1950 in Ipswich, Suffolk England to Leslie and Eva Ford. He immigrated to Canada in 1973 with his wife and son Lee to Hillspring, AB. working on the Dragline. After that he moved to Raymond, AB in 1974 and commuted to Lethbridge working at Hagen Electric fixing tools and eventually moving to Lethbridge in 1976 where his 2nd son Jamie was born.

Derek always knew being an entrepreneur was his dream, so he opened Galaxy Power Tools in Lethbridge which led him to own many businesses throughout his life including 2 gas stations (Husky in Pincher Creek and Esso in Creston), a restaurant (Pincher Station), a café (Dot Café Lethbridge), Website Development (FordWeb) to 3 successful power tool equipment rental and repair companies (Galaxy Power Tools, DJ Equipment Rentals and currently Heritage Power Tools). Derek moved to Lundbreck in 1983 where he built his dream house on the Crowsnest River where he could enjoy flyfishing, riding horses and spending time with his newborn daughter Oshan and his son’s Lee and Jamie. Derek eventually moved back to Lethbridge in 1993 where he made it his permanent home.

Derek was very athletic throughout his life excelling in boxing, racquetball, squash, golf and flyfishing making many close friends and memories along the way.

Derek found the love of his life Doris in 2002 and they have been glued together ever since. They opened Heritage Power Tools together in 2015 and created a successful business working extremely hard side by side every day. When they weren’t working, they enjoyed golf and camping and just being with each other.

Derek will be dearly missed by his children Lee (Danielle), Jamie (Felicia) and Oshan Ford. His brothers Stuart and Gerald, sister Karen and his 5 grandchildren – Kisa, Dakota, Alyssa, Abbey and Aiden. He will also be dearly missed by Doris and her children, Luella, Tony (Michael, Elizabeth), Clinton (Jacqueline, Ryan, Cash, Lane) and Nowal (Sheri, Theodore, Harlow) along with all his nieces and nephews and many close friends.

Clay lies still

but bloods a rover.

Up lad, there’ll be time to sleep

when the journey’s over

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Lois Doreen Greene

1931 – 2021

With much sadness, the family of Lois Greene wishes to announce the passing of our dear Mother on Friday, September 3, 2021. She was surrounded by family and love at the end.

Lois was born on Friday, February 13, 1931, the oldest child of John and Margaret Hubka. She was raised during the great depression and followed by the war. There she learned the value of hard work, sacrifice, and the importance of friendship. Indeed, she taught us through example that the true currency of wealth is friendship. By that standard she passed as an extremely wealthy person. She loved her family, she loved her friends, and she loved her Carmangay.

Upon completion of high school, Lois went to comptometer school in Calgary, and she enjoyed working for a grain company in Calgary for a couple of years.

In 1950 Lois married Lloyd Greene and began farming in the Bowville area east of Carmangay. They were a part of what they called “Greeneville.” Five families of Greene’s’ within two and a half miles of each other. Lois was the last member of that generation of Greenville.

Mom always had a love of sport and played softball, curling and other sports as a child, and watched just about all of her children’s sport endeavours. Gordie Howe was her iconic player and she continued to watch sports until the end.

So many good times were had, camping at Chain Lakes, New Years Eve dances, and just being with friends.

Lois is predeceased by her parents; husband Lloyd; brother David and sister Joanne. She is survived by one sister Dorthey in Surrey B.C.; children Clayton, Collin (Kathy), Gwen (Bob Beattie) and Brent (Nina); nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

We also wish to express our gratitude to the amazing staff of the Fairmount Extendicare Lethbridge and prior to that the Piyami Lodge in Picture Butte. They were professional, caring and dignified throughout her final years. Although we are sad to say goodbye, we are so grateful for her time here. Enjoy being back with your friends, and their music and as they sang at the end of one of your favorite shows, Don Messer’s Jubliee…..Until we meet again.

The family has made the decision to have a service later when Covid restrictions are less. We will be thrilled to have as many of her friends and neighbours as possible to have a true celebration of life. For those who would want to watch the memorial video for Mom. The link is https://youtu.be/HMa7jqwrx-4

In leu of flowers the family respectfully asks that donation can be made to the Canadian Diabetic Association, 6223 2 St SE #220, Calgary, AB T2H 1J5, or the United Church of Carmangay restoration program, 304 Whitney St, Carmangay, AB T0L 0N0.

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

Norman was born on October 18th, 1930 in Lethbridge and grew up on a farm in the Enchant area with parents Helga (Lundby) and Emil Howg, brothers Leroy and Milton, and sister Caroline. He attended Olds College from 1949-1951 before returning to Enchant to farm. He married the love of his life, Arlene Baker of Sundial, on July 27, 1953. They raised their three children, Kathleen, Merlyn, and Shannon on a farm west of Enchant until 2002 when they retired and moved to Coaldale, where Norman lived until his passing.

Norman enjoyed spending time outdoors fishing, hiking, and camping with Arlene, family, and friends, and big game hunting with his son, Merlyn. For a number of years, he raised purebred Aberdeen Angus cattle. He fulfilled a lifelong dream of learning to fly and owning his own plane when he obtained his pilot’s license in the early 1980s; he was also a member of the Alberta Flying Farmers. Norman loved baseball, especially cheering for his favourite team, the Toronto Blue Jays; he was able to see them play in Toronto with his family in 2015, a trip he never dreamed he’d make.

In later years, after the loss of his wife Arlene, he was fortunate to find a lovely companion in Maisie Wiest. They enjoyed their nightly phone calls and spending time together watching baseball and old timers dancing/ music on television, and playing crib.

Those who knew Norman will remember him as kind, a man of integrity, a true gentleman. He was a product of the 1930’s – hardworking, careful with money, good at fixing things and making them last, but generous and hospitable to a fault. His grandchildren and great grandchildren will remember him for his cupcakes, which he made himself and offered at every visit. He took great pride in his family and loved them dearly. He will be greatly missed, our patriarch; Dad, Grandpa, Papa, Great Grandpa.

Survived by daughter Kathleen (John) Klemen of Vauxhall; their children Janna (Will) Bogaart- Julianna & Beatrix Bogaart. Jonathan (Angie) Klemen- Blake, Kael, Jude, & Jethro Klemen. Josh (Allison) Klemen- Ivan, Sam, Thomas, Marjorie, & Frances Klemen

Son Merlyn (Cindy) Howg of Coaldale; their children Wes Howg- Jenna, Jessica, & Claire Howg. Mike Howg- Eliza & Hayden Howg.

Daughter Shannon (Ryan) Kasko of Coaldale; their children Jackson, Parker, Bailey, & Ella Kasko

And his dear and special friend, Maisie Wiest.

Also survived by brother-in-law, Terry (Sandra) Baker and numerous nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents Helga and Emil Howg, in-laws Walter and Carrie (Sorgard) Baker, wife Arlene, brothers Leroy and Milton Howg and sisters-in-law, Myrtle and Marlene; sister Caroline Howg; nephew Bradley Hooper; brother-in-law, Marvin Baker.

As per Norman’s request, a private family gathering was held. Interment of ashes will be at Archmount Memorial Cemetery, in the family plot, at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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(nee McKanna)

Aug. 27, 1925 – Sept. 1, 2021

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Mother, Grandmother and great Grandmother Jean WELSH five days following her 96th Birthday. Mom was in the compassionate care of St. Therese Villa at the time of her passing with family at her side.

Mom spent her schooling years in Spring Coulee and Nobleford. She attended Garbutts Secretarial College in Calgary and went on to travel by train to Washington, D.C. to work for the British Consulate. She married Bob WELSH in 1944 and they farmed in Park Lake and So. Macleod area. Her later years were spent in Calg. and Lethbridge at Martha’s House and St. Therese. Mom’s excellent organizational, meticulous and independent skills remained thru out her life.

Mom was predeceased by her parents Cary (Mac) and Irene McKanna, her siblings Lucille Perry (William), and Robert McKanna (Millicent).

Mom is survived by her daughter Barbara Norlin (Trevor), 4 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and five great, great grandchildren, son Barry WELSH (Cindy), 2 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

With respect to the Covid regulations a private Family Memorial is planned. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Charity of your choice.

Raymond Johnson

1943 – 2021

Mr. Raymond Johnson of Lethbridge (formerly of Sparwood), beloved husband of Sally Johnson, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at the age of 78 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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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.

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 7:00 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. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

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

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With profound sadness, the family of Gayla “Lala” Lorraine Rasmussen announces her unexpected passing due to heart failure on September 4, 2021, at 57 years of age.

Born April 19, 1964, Gayla is predeceased by her parents Rodney and Marge, brother Kim, and first husband, Devon. Her passing leaves an immeasurable hole in the lives of her husband Bert, sons Dustyn and Mitchell (Jessica), grandchildren Darius, Rylee and Reyden, and her brother Randal (Debra) Arndt. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her, friends and family alike.

Born and raised in southern Alberta, Gayla spent her decades in the small community of Coaldale where she was known and loved by many of the locals. She took pride in being a vital thread in the fabric of Coaldale’s culture in roles such as the organizer of many Slo-Pitch events, being the best waitress in town and being the manager of several local establishments.

Her husband Bert most fondly remembers his times spent with Gayla in her favourite place, the outdoors. They spent many of their days together camping, fishing and spoiling their dogs. If you knew Gayla, you knew she had a special place in her heart for all animals. This love and compassion drove their commitment to rescuing and adopting many dogs together over the years. In addition, Gayla inspired many with her impeccable cooking and crafting skills. She was always known for creating personalized gifts and would seldomly be caught giving a “store-bought” gift without a bit of her sparkle.

Gayla loved many things in life, but she found renewed strength in the time she spent with her family and friends. The love she had for everyone, especially her grandchildren, was apparent to all those who had the pleasure of knowing Gayla. Our hope is that her memory encourages everyone to make the most of every moment with loved ones, just as she did.

Gayla’s family will announce details of a Celebration of Life in the future. In her memory, please consider donating to the Lethbridge Humane Society or your local animal rescue.

Paul Rempel

1933 – 2021

It is with heavy and grieving hearts that we announce the passing of our dear father, PAUL LORNE REMPEL, husband of the late Kathleen (Kaye) Rempel on Monday, September 6, 2021, in Lethbridge at the age of 88 years.

Paul was born in Herbert, SK on May 10, 1933. His parents emigrated in 1928 with his older brother and along with so many other Russian Mennonites coming to Canada at that time. They settled in Ebenezer, SK and then homesteaded in Parkerview where he spent his early years living in a log house, attending school and working the farm with his older sisters.

He left home at a young age to see the world. To him the world was southern Saskatchewan to Pincher Creek where he traveled back and forth working at numerous farms. He ended up in Swift Current working for Standard Motors where he worked towards his welding ticket and took an interest in auto body.

It was during this time he met the love of his life, Kaye, when he rescued her from a flat tire. They married June 3, 1960.

They lived in Saskatchewan for a few years before applying for a job at Enerson Motors in Lethbridge while driving through on their way to Coleman to visit Kaye’s parents. Two weeks later they were living in Lethbridge. He attended SAIT to earn his auto body technician ticket while working at Enerson’s and stayed on when it changed to Davis for 35 years. Past retirement he continued doing odd jobs for Davis, welding and making their tire racks. Throughout the years, he loved to take apart and rebuild vehicles. His favourite project was his 1978 red GMC pickup truck, which he was still driving.

He loved the outdoors and camping and even designed and built his own camper to take his family to the mountains where he loved to fly fish. They enjoyed many years in the Crowsnest Pass, Fort Macleod and Waterton. One of his all-time favourite activities was fly fishing in the Crowsnest pass.

He loved his two daughters and would do everything and anything for them. He taught them how to fish, ride bikes, skate, and swim. He fixed their vehicles and came with his toolbox without question.

He could fix almost anything and if he couldn’t, he would build it. In his later years he could be found in the garage puttering, or with the neighbors building sheds, tiling roofs, cutting down trees, moving his garage, or helping with vehicles.

As he got older, he slowed down, but never stopped. He still kept busy in his yard and garden during the day and watching old movies and TV shows in the evening.

He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his daughters Kimberly Rempel, Kelly Rempel (Wally Korver); nephew and nieces Eric (Andrea) Rempel and their three daughters; David (Sharilyn) Westworth, Gerry (Reta) Westworth, Judy (Morris) Sawchuk, Susan (Tim) Schraeder and their families.

He was predeceased by his wife Kathleen (Kaye) Rempel; his parents, Peter and Anna Rempel; brother and sister-in-law Peter and Iris Rempel; sister and brother-in-law Hilda and George Rempel, and sister Katharina Rempel.

Special thanks to Ed for the years of help and friendship and Marlene for the great baking and wonderful cinnamon buns.

A Graveside Service will be held at 1:30 pm on Monday, September 13, 2021, at MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY, Lethbridge, Alberta.

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MILDRED “MILLIE” ROTH, born in Plaster Rock, New Brunswick on May 10, 1933, passed away unexpectedly at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Sunday, September 5, 2021 at the age of 88 years. Millie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She was predeceased by her soul mate, Jim, of 55 years, and will be remembered by her children Linda, Jim, Steve (Donna), Rhonda (Trevor), and “adopted” daughter Mary Lou; and 22 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. She will also be remembered and dearly missed by her many friends and relatives.

Special thanks to the doctors and nurses of the Chinook Regional Hospital for their compassionate care.

A Celebration of Life will be held at COALDALE MENNONITE CHURCH, 2316 – 17 Street, Coaldale, AB, on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Gary Giesbrecht officiating.

All are invited, however, due to the rising COVID numbers, we would appreciate it if you would contact the church via email at cmchurch@telusplanet.net or phone 403-345-3363 if you plan to attend. The service will also be available via Youtube – Coaldale Mennonite Church – funeral of Millie Roth.

Following the service, Millie will be laid to rest with her soul mate, Jim, in the Coaldale Community Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers and in memory of Millie, donations may be made to your favourite charity.

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CARL HJORWARLD SKAFTE, born in 1942 in Saskatchewan died peacefully on September 3, 2021.

He loved many in his quiet way, and was loved back. He loved the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and its members. He loved his Heavenly Father and his Saviour Jesus Christ.

At Carl’s request, there will be no funeral. You may remember Carl by doing an act of service to those around you. He will be missed by many.

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KRISSY FAITH ST. PIERRE, of Lethbridge, passed away suddenly in Lethbridge, on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at the age of 25 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced once completed.

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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.

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.

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