September 26th, 2021

TUESDAY, September 14, 2021


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on September 14, 2021.

Ben Baerg
1931 – 2021

 Bernhard John Baerg, beloved husband of Dorothy Baerg, passed away in Raymond on Friday, September 10, 2021 at the age of 89 years.
 Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, September 16, 2021 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.
 A private burial service will be held at the Vauxhall Mennonite Cemetery prior to the funeral service on Friday, September 17, 2021.
 The funeral service will be held at the Evangelical Free Church, 5431 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Friday, September 17, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. 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.


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.

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.

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


BROWN

ANN BROWN passed away peacefully at Fairmont Extendicare on Monday, September 13, 2021, at the age of 96 years.

A Funeral Service will be held Monday, September 20, 2021, at 11:00 AM, at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 32nd Street South, Lethbridge, AB.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


CALLAGHAN

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

Besides his loving parents, Tim leaves to mourn his brother Cody Callaghan; sister Myra Anderson; brother Josh (Cari) Johnston; sister Amy (Kevin) Taylor; nieces Rylan and Sawyer Johnston; nephews Jordyn Johnston, Dane and Kade Taylor; and very special grandma, Doreene Dannatt. Tim also leaves his uncle Milan (Leanne); uncle Johnny (Cathy); auntie Carol (Gerard); auntie Jann (Francis); his second mom, LouAnne Matlock; his extended family and friends; and very special fur friend Boston, who has now been adopted by Tim’s niece Sawyer.

Tim was predeceased by his grandparents, Rudy and Mary Slacka, and Daniel and Lillian Callaghan; uncle Tim Callaghan and friend Richard “Matty” Matlock.

Tim was born in Lethbridge on February 16, 1983. He graduated from Winston Churchill High School in 2001. He continued his education in Calgary at Mount Royal University and received his Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice, Tim then continued on with the Calgary Police Academy. Upon graduation, he commenced his career with the Calgary Police Service, where he remained until his passing.

Tim started his hockey career at the age of 8 years old. He continued on thru the ranks of Lethbridge Minor Hockey. A sport he loved. As well as ice hockey, Tim loved inline hockey. In 2002, Tim captained Team Sutter to a three-peat at the National Championship in Lethbridge. Also that year, Tim captained Team Canada only to lose to Team USA, gaining a silver in West Florida Beach. Tim joined the Fort McMurray Oil Barons in 2001 where he played until he was traded in October of 2003 to the Crowsnest Pass Timberwolves. He went on to captain the Mount Royal Cougars for 4 years.

Tim loved his hockey, his music, travelling and living life to the fullest. His passion became his professional career with Calgary Police Service, Cally Collectible’s and his life with Boston.

A celebration of Tim’s life will be held at the COAST HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTRE, 526 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at 2:00 PM. Facemasks are mandatory and will be available upon request.

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

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Kids Sports Canada, 423 – 135 Pacific Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Sports attire encouraged!!!!

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


CARLSON

ARDITH KAYE CARLSON, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the St Michael’s Health Centre, on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at the age of 65 years.

Ardith is survived by her children Jenna (Kevin) McLeod, of Picture Butte and Kirby (Adam) Watmough of Fort Macleod, as well as her three grandchildren

At Ardith’s request no funeral service will be held.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


HUGHES

LEE JAY HUGHES, of Lethbridge, passed away on Thursday, September 2, 2021 at the age of 51 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


James Malcomson

1954 – 2021

Mr. James Malcomson of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Noell Malcomson, passed away at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre on Sunday, September 12, 2021 at the age of 67 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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


Agnes Catherine Sosick

1926 – 2021

Mrs. Agnes Catherine Sosick of Picture Butte, beloved wife of the late Mr. William Sosick, passed away at Piyami Place on Sunday, September 12, 2021 at the age of 95 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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


WILSON

RITA MARIE JOAN WILSON, August 5, 1929 – September 10, 2021

Rita was born in Oyen, AB to the late Alphie and Victoria Audibert. She was predeceased by her husband Thomas L Wilson her brothers Paul, Jack, and Albert, and sisters Loretta, Cecile, and Annette.

Rita is survived by her children Gerald Wilson, Brenda (Rich) Reed, Larry Wilson, Shirleyan (Ken) Rozniak, Wendy Wilson, and Carol Wilson. 11 grandchildren, 13 great- grandchildren, and 5 great-great-grandchildren.

At a young age, Rita moved with her family to Pincher Creek, AB. She began working in Waterton Lakes National Park which is where she met her husband Tom Wilson. They were married in 1949, moved to the Wilson family farm, and began a life together. Rita was a competitive curler, loved going to bonspiels with Tom and their many friends. Summer was full of gardening, camping, and family visits.

Her beautiful yard was her solace.

Rita passed away peacefully on the morning of September 10th at the Good Samaritan’s, Lee Crest in Cardston AB due to dementia complications.

A celebration of life for family and friends will be held October 2nd at 2pm at the Cardston Legion Branch 170. Hwy #2 Cardston,AB.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 170, Cardston, AB

Or to the Alzheimer’s Society, Lethbridge Chapter, #40, 1202-2nd Ave South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0E3.

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


Louise Wutzke
1936 – 2021

 Louise Wutzke, beloved wife of the late Bill Wutzke, passed away in Bow Island on Sunday, September 12, 2021 at the age of 85 years.
 Those who wish to pay their respects may do so at the church prior to the funeral service on Friday, September 17, 2021 between 1:00 P.M. and 1:45 P.M.
 The Funeral Service will be held at St. Andrew’s United Church, 139 – 2 Avenue West, Bow Island on Friday, September 17, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. Burial to follow at the Bow Island Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
 Louise is survived by her best friend Peter Schile of Bow Island; her daughter Lynn Strom of Bow Island and her children Michael (Jennifer) Knapik (their family Hudson, Scout, Poet and Ruby), Leanne Taylor, Lisa Knapik (Chantel Berkley), Sarah (Jon) Lehn and their father Doug (Carol) Knapik; her son Bruce (Cheryl) Wutzke of Grayson, Saskatchewan and their children Eric Wutzke and Rebecca Wutzke (Kirby Spasoff). She is also survived by her sister-in-law Jeni Gibson and by numerous nieces, nephews and special cousins.
 She was predeceased by her husband William Wutzke, son-in-law Al Strom, parents Eugene and Katherina Gibson and her brother Harold Gibson.
 Louise was born in Medicine Hat on January 13, 1936 to Eugene and Katherina (nee Ditto) Gibson. She attended Conquerville Consolidated School. It was here that she met the love of her life, her sweetheart Bill Wutzke. They began dating when she was in grade four.
 Bill and Louise were married on October 29, 1955 and took over the farm when his folks retired to Bow Island. Lynn was born in 1957, followed by Bruce in 1959. Bill took flying lessons and in 1964 they purchased T&D Aerial Spraying Ltd. In 1978, Bill and Louise moved to their new home in Bow Island and relocated their agriculture spray business to the new airport there while continuing to farm.
 Together Bill and Louise spent many winters in Arizona as rockhounding snowbirds, and were charter members of the Medicine Hat Rock and Lapidary Club. Bill and Louise made many good friends along the way, adding to their lifelong farm community friends. They officially retired from farming in 2015.
 After Bill’s passing in 2017, Louise was given a second chance at true love with Peter Schile. She will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by Peter, her family and her friends.
 If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Louise’s name may be made directly to HALO Air Ambulance, 12, 49 Viscount Avenue SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 5G4 (http://www.haloairambulance.com).
 Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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