June 18th, 2024

SATURDAY, September 11, 2021

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on September 11, 2021.

Roland Joseph Barber

Staff Sergeant (Ret’d)

Roland passed away in St. Michael’s Palliative Care on September 3, 2021, at the age of 83.

Left to mourn him are his wife of 60 years, Gloria (Landers), son Braum with his wife Mary Matsushita, daughter Leah and grandchildren Quinn Barber, Raene Barber (Jay) and Kylar Marriott (Brianna).

Roland was born in Weyburn, Sask. August 17, 1938 to Wilbur and Helen Barber. He joined the RCMP in 1958 and served in Burnaby, New Westminster and Coquitlam in B.C.; then at Headquarters Ottawa; RCMP Training Depot in Regina; RCMP Senior Training in Ottawa; Pincher Creek Detachment; and Lethbridge Subdivision.

He earned his B.Sc. at Great Falls University in Montana and taught in the Criminal Justice Program at Lethbridge College.

Roland and Gloria travelled to many parts of the world and throughout Canada and the United States.

Roland was an active member of the RCMP Vets serving in all the executive positions and many committees. He was a member of the National Association of Federal Retirees and the International Police Association. He volunteered for many other organizations.

Roland had a life well lived!

Cremation and burial by Cornerstone Funeral Home. Private family service.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society (cancer.ca/donate).

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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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TIM CALLAGHAN, beloved son of Tom Callaghan and Dar Callaghan (Don Johnston), passed away at home in Calgary, on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at the age of 38 years.

A Celebration of Tim’s Life will be held at the COAST LETHBRIDGE HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTRE, 526 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. Facemasks are mandatory and will be available upon request and sports attire is encouraged.

The Celebration of Life will be livestreamed and may be accessed via Tim’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.

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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

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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Ken Greentree
1938 – 2021

 Kenneth Maynard Greentree, beloved husband of Paulette Greentree, passed away peacefully at home in Taber on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at the age of 83 years.
 Ken will be privately remembered by his family. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
  Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

Kim La Rae Hadford

1961 – 2021

Kim La Rae Hadford, 60, born in Lethbridge, Alberta, passed away on September 9, 2021 in Medicine Hat, Alberta.

Kim’s family would love to have a gathering and services at this time; however, due to the current conditions, funeral services and burial will be planned for a future date. The family appreciates your loving thoughts and prayers.

Kim was born to Donna Schneider and Kieth Hadford on May 16, 1961. After completing public school, Kim attended Grant McEwan College where she was student president. Kim worked for a number of years as a bookkeeper/accountant and even as a long-haul truck driver.

Everyone who knew Kim can agree that she was loving and loyal, with a keen mind and exceptionally sharp wit. Kim had the most beautiful smile and a wonderful laugh, although it is noted that while laughing the hardest Kim often made no sound at all! Kim loved nothing more than to spend time with family, telling stories, listening and giving great advice. Kim’s last wish was for her children to always know how much she loved them. Kim will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Kim is preceded in death by her grandparents, Clara and Stanley Schwartzenberger, and Audrey and Leighton (Bud) Hadford.

Kim is survived by her children, Leighton (Jill), Chelsey (Justin) and Justin; her siblings, Shannon Gradwell (Rick), Holly Hansen (Perry), Scott Hadford (Heather), and Lacey Hadford (Joseph); her mother, Donna Schneider (Darrel), and father, Kieth Hadford (Bev); her grandchildren, Zoe, Ethan, and Walter; as well as much loved nieces and nephews.

The family of Kim Hadford wishes to extend sincerest thanks for the kind care and attention of the staff of Medicine Hat Regional Hospital 5 East, the fine folks at Cypress View Foundation where Kim lived for the last two years, as well as the staff at Grace Memorial Funeral Home. In lieu of memorials, and in light of Kim’s love for animals, the family feels that Kim would appreciate kind donations to the animal shelter of your choosing.

Condolences may be made at http://www.gracememorial.com. Arrangements are made by GRACE MEMORIAL AFFORDABLE BURIAL &

CREMATION 1924 10th Ave NW, Medicine Hat, Alberta T1C 1T5

403-905-0440 info@gracememorial.com.


FRANK PARKER HALKYARD, of Lethbridge, formerly of Manning, AB, passed away peacefully at St. Therese Villa on Friday, September 10, 2021, at the age of 83 years.

Cremation entrusted to Cornerstone Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Frank’s Memory to St. Therese Villa (253 Southgate Blvd. S, Lethbridge, AB, T1K 2S1).

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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.

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 quietly at Legacy Lodge on September 7th, 2021, at the age of 97 years.

Bonnie was born on May 30, 1924, in Windthorst, Saskatchewan.

Bonnie is predeceased by her husband Frank; parents Frank & Elenora Martodam; sister Rene Baker; brothers Clarence, Harold, Len, Dennis and Georgie.

Bonnie is survived by her daughters Karen (Dave) Huxley, Barb (Dwain) Bourk, Shelley (Doug) Grasdal; grandchildren Valerie Dahl, David Huxley, Anita Bourk, Dwayne Bourk, Trevor and Todd Wardale, Cody Grasdal; great grandkids Nigel Scott-Moncrieff, Alyssa Taylor, Hayden Huxley, Mady Dahl, Tyrell and Colton Bourk, Noah, Xaija and Phoenix Grasdal; 4 great great grandkids Axle & Adelynn Scott-Moncrieff and Henley & Emery Taylor.

Bonnie married Frank Klimek in 1948 in Prince Albert Sask. They owned and operated a service station, coffee shop and bulk gas sales business in Holbein, SK from 1957 to 1964. After a few years in Shellbrook SK, they moved to Lethbridge AB in 1967.

Bonnie worked in the Offices at Woolco for over 18 years. She was a member and executive of the CWL since 1949.

Bonnie had a beautiful singing voice and sang in her high school choir and in the Lethbridge Church choir for 23 years. In her teenage years she sang regularly for a radio station in Regina SK and won a Talent Contest singing with a friend at the Drake Hotel in Regina. Her brothers and families are very musical, and she loved the family sing songs around the old piano.

Bonnie loved sewing, embroidery, knitting, ceramics, bowling, dancing and playing cards. She taught all of her grandchildren to play cards. She loved being outside and at the lake.

Bonnie had an incredible sense of humor and always enjoyed a good joke and a laugh.

A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 pm, on Thursday, September 16, 2021, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. Interment to follow in the Mountain View Cemetery.

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MARGARET THERESIA LANGENBERG, of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Bart Langenberg, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at the age of 94 years.

She is survived by her children: Kathy (Gerry) Villeneuve, Ted (Yari) Langenberg, Trudy (Craig) Slawson, Maria (Charles) Thacker, Maggi (Art) Larson, Marcell (Deana) Langenberg and Shirley (John) Thiel as well as 16 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation (hsf.donorportal.ca) or to Streets Alive (streetsalive.ca/donate/).

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

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Chiye Matsumoto

1921 – 2021

Mrs. Chiye Matsumoto of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Massey Matsumoto, passed away at St. Therese Villa on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, at the age of 100 years.

Chiye was born April 12, 1921 to Katsube and Asako Fukami in Mission B.C. She graduated from school there and continued her education to become a seamstress. She married Masanari (Massey) Matsumoto in 1941. They were moved to Southern Alberta along with their parents, sisters and brothers in 1942. They had two sons Robert (Bob) and Gerald (Jerry). The family lived in Coaldale, Monarch, and Bow Island. Chiye continued her sewing for family and community. She enjoyed being with people – curling, golfing, dancing, card playing and scrabble. She loved the gatherings with family and friends and especially the annual reunions at the Lyczewski farm near Bow Island.

Chiye is survived by her sons Robert (Bob) and his wife Loraine of Lethbridge, and Gerald (Jerry) of Calgary; grandchildren Todd Matsumoto of Calgary and his daughters Cai-lei and Laurann; Kerri Matsumoto of Calgary and her children Reed and Shae; Corey Matsumoto of Powell River B.C and daughter Karleigh; Jerianne (Glen Legrow) of Calgary and children Ryan and Mya; sister-in-law Sylvia Fukami of Kamloops B.C; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families.

Chiye was predeceased by her husband Massey; parents Katsube and Asako Fukami; brother Malcom (Mac) and wife Sachiko (Sue) Fukami; sister Marie and husband Ted Saito and Brother Tom Fukami.

As per Chiye’s wishes, she will be privately remembered by family and friends. The family would like to thank the kindness and care given to Chiye by the staff at St. Therese Villa.

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MRS. MARY MEHLEN peacefully passed away with her family by her side in Lethbridge, on Thursday, September 2, 2021 at the age of 80 years.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback celebrating. Facemasks are mandatory and will be available upon entry. The Funeral Mass and Interment will be livestreamed and may be accessed via Mary’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.

Following the Funeral Mass, Mary will be laid to rest in Royal View Cemetery.

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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.

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 love and sadness we announce the passing of KYLE JAMES QUINTON. He was born July 11, 1998 in Calgary, Alberta and left us September 6, 2021.

He leaves behind his girlfriend Leah-Marie Straat, his parents Justin Quinton (Mandy Bennett), Angela Tabak (Jeffrey) and his sisters Sanneke Taylor (William), Susan Quinton (TBD), and half-brother Maxwell Quinton. He also leaves his niece Liliana Taylor and his grandparents Randy and Heather Quinton, Anthony and Barb Stephan, as well as many cousins, aunts and uncles.

He was predeceased by his brother Mark Quinton and his grandmother Debora Prete Stephan.

His family and many friends remember him as a very kind and compassionate person. He loved animals and music and made many people laugh with his witty sense of humor. His last act of kindness was to be an organ donor who blessed the lives of several people.

A Private Service will take place at the Beazer Alberta cemetery at a later date.

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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.

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.

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Sept. 21, 1946 – Sept. 5, 2021

Bill leaves behind his wife Shirley Vanrobaeys, his children David (Cayley), Wade (Benita), and Cheri (Jason) McNabb, as well as his grandchildren Sarah, Emily, Sydney, and Jasper.

Bill was predeceased by his sister Irene Holmes, leaving behind his sister Lorri (Walt) Watt, and brother Don Vanrobaeys.

Bill was born and raised in Deloraine, Manitoba and then moved to Alberta, where he met his wife of 52 years, Shirley. They lived, worked and raised their family in Lethbridge until the time of Bill’s passing.

At Bill’s request, there will not be a funeral or celebration of life.

His family is so grateful for the care that Bill received from the staff of the Chinook Regional Hospital. A special thank you is extended to Claire in the ICU and to Dr. Olson. Their clear and regretful news was delivered with care and compassion and the family extends their deep gratitude.

As a family, we ask that everyone take the time to experience the love that is given to us and to share that love freely with others. Leave no grudge nor regret behind. We each have only one life to live, so let us live it with love.

In lieu of flowers, Shirley and family asks that any donations be made to the Victoria Park High School Christmas Hamper Fund via the Lethbridge School Division website (https://lasp. lethsd.ab.ca/christmas-hampers).

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