September 26th, 2021

WEDNESDAY, September 15, 2021


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on September 15, 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.
 Besides his loving wife Dorothy, Ben will be lovingly remembered by their three children Barb (Glen) Andruschak of Vauxhall, Gord (Dana) Baerg of Lethbridge and Nancy (Andy) Goertzen of Calgary; ten grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers Ike Baerg and Dave Baerg; sister Sue Unruh and by numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews.
 Ben was born in Manson, Manitoba on November 27, 1931 to Johann and Susanna Baerg, the third youngest of twelve. He grew up in McCreary, Manitoba. In 1956, Ben and his brothers Dave and Pete moved to Hays as part of the PFRA land exchange project.
 Ben married Dorothy Klassen on November 8, 1958 in Chilliwack, British Columbia. Their first years were spent dividing their time between farming in Hays during the summer and spending their winters in Lac La Hache, Seton Portage and Williams Lake where he worked in the sawmills.
 Ben and Dorothy were very involved in their extensive farming operation, growing a variety of crops such as seed potatoes, soft wheat, beans, green corn, canola and sugar beets. He was involved in a number of projects, one of his favourite being Farming For The Future.
 Ben loved to travel and most often the trip involved family, either visiting them or travelling with them. He loved to go for afternoon drives and in his later years they would drive to Hays to visit old neighbours and friends.
 Most important was Ben’s faith. He never wavered. It was how he lived his life. He was dedicated to the church. He was ready to meet his Maker. We rejoice with him.
 If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Ben’s name may be made to a charity of one’s personal choice.
 The family would like to thank the paramedics, Dr. Yawney and also the Raymond Hospital staff for the wonderful care and compassion they provided to him in his final days.
 Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


Peter Brau

1965 – 2021

Mr. Peter Brau of Picture Butte, passed away on Monday, September 13, 2021 at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre after a long struggle with cancer, at the age of 56 years.

Peter lived life to the fullest and cherished his beloved dog, Cowboy.

At Peter’s request, no funeral service will be held. Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels with inurnment of ashes in the Mountain View Cemetery in the family plot.

Flowers are gratefully declined, donations in Peter’s name may be made to an animal shelter of your choice.

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


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); auntie Judi Johnston; 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


COUTTS, Clariese Clara

1937 – 2021

It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Clariese Clara Coutts. Surrounded by her daughters and grandson, our mom’s gentle spirit, peacefully transcended home, September 8, 2021. Born in Carmangay, Alberta, October 2, 1937, married in May 1957 to Donald Coutts (deceased 1985). Mother of Brenda (Angela) Coutts-Labonte and Donna Degner; grandmother to Ryan Degner, Cole and Nghia Coutts-Labonte; and great- grandmother (GG) to Avery Degner. She was predeceased by her parents, Frank and Clara Sucher, brother Arnold Sucher and sister Lorraine Neely. Our family is small, but it was mom’s pride and joy, and we all meant the world to her. It was mom’s wish to have no formal service. Until we meet again. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at http://www.southcalgaryfuneralcentre.ca

SOUTH CALGARY FUNERAL CENTRE and CREMATORIUM (at Lake Fraser Gate)

Telephone: 403-297-0711

Honoured Provider of

Dignity Memorial


HEATH

PETER LYNN HEATH, beloved brother, father, and grandfather; passed away on September 11, 2021, in Raymond, Alberta.

Peter was born in Haslemere, Surrey, England on March 13, 1946. He is survived by his children Clint (Cherie) Heath, Laura Liggins, Shane (Lindsey) Heath, Jessica (Jeff) Prince, and Joel (Amy)Heath; by his brother Lehi John Heath; and by 15 grandchildren. Peter was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and loved to serve in the Cardston temple.

Peter obtained a Bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and a Master’s degree in Education from Gonzaga University. He was a very skilled design draftsman and taught for many years at Lethbridge College.

His Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at SALMON AND SONS FUNERAL HOME (433 Stubb Ross Road South, Lethbridge). Friends are invited to meet the family from 10:00 to 10:45 am, prior to the Service.

The Service will be livestreamed via the Salmon and Sons website.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca


HOLZLI

ANDREW HOLZLI, of Coaldale, beloved husband of Lydia Holzli of 57 years, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Sunday, September 12, 2021 at the age of 83 years.

Beside his loving wife, Andrew is survived by his sisters Rosalie Mohr, Helen (Norm) Feil, and Ann Holzli, He is also survived by his Children Andrew (Tania) Holzli, (Brian (Randi), Scott), Dennis (Brenda) Holzli, (Devon (Diana), Brittany (Logan), Kenneth (Shelly) Holzli (Lane, Lexi, Liv) And 4 Great grandchildren.

Andrew is predeceased by His Brother Adolf Holzli, Parents Andrew and Maria Holzli, step Mother Magdalena Holzli, and step Brother’s Phil and Andy.

Cremation entrusted to Cornerstone Funeral Home.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


HUGHES

LEE JAY HUGHES, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully in his super man-cave beside his beloved pool table on Thursday, September 2, 2021, at the age of 51 years.

Lee was predeceased by his grandparents, Cliff & Marie Hughes, and Herman & Mabel Teige.

He is survived by his nephew, Steele Bizuk of Edmonton, nieces, Montana Bizuk of Edmonton, Stevie Hughes of Pincher Creek, Fallon Clarke of Valleyview (Alta) and Ryleigh Wolfe of Lacrete (Alta), brothers, Darcy Paquette (Kim) of Grand Prairie and Carey Chonkolay (Lori) of Edmonton, his sisters, Terry Hughes of St. Albert, Cheryl Hughes of Pincher Creek, Shelly Paquette of Peace River, his father, Bob Hughes of Lethbridge, his mother, Ev Hughes of Lethbridge. He is also survived by his special nieces, Nevaeh Procee and Jerzee Procee, his special nephew Lyric Procee, one step-sister, Amber Herdman, and one step-brother Daniel Orcutt.

After graduating from LCI in 1988, Lee worked several years in the family business, Galaxy Power Tools, and enjoyed interacting, especially selling with all customers. After the business closed, Lee carried on as an entrepreneur, enjoying buying and selling, surviving off “The Juice” as he called it. Lee was an expert pool player and an avid NASCAR fan. He always had an infectious smile for everyone.

The Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street, South, Lethbridge, on Friday, September 17th at 1:00 P.M. Viewing is available from 12:00 P.M. until 1:00 P.M. A time of fellowship & refreshments will follow. Lee will be laid to rest in Mountain View Cemetery.

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


KENLY

LAURETTA ALLRED KENLY, 89, passed away peacefully late Saturday evening, September 11, 2021 in the Cardston, Lee Crest assisted living facility. Lauretta is survived by her four children, Marvin (Reva), Terry (Sandy), Sheila (Sidney) Carothers and Debra (Rick) Orchard.

Mom was born December 29th, 1931 to Ernest and Lauretta Allred of Hillspring, Alberta. Lauretta was the last surviving member of their family, that included her siblings, Roy, Aaron, Jim, Virgil & Verda (twins), Stewart, Guy, Bhuel, Vance, Morris, Marion & Mary (twins). We know for certain that there’s a sweet reunion taking place right now on the other side of the veil.

For the past several years mom fought a hard battle with Alzheimer’s, which often took her mind far away, but she always managed to have a great disposition, a twinkle in her eye and a smile on her face. Dad would always comment “I never hear her complain”. She was a modern-day pioneer.

Mom was a hard worker and served many in her family and community. Some of her favorite times were when her and dad owned Chinook Tours. They planned several trips over the years to places across Canada and the U.S. Dad drove the bus while mom hosted, often bringing games, movies, home baked cookies, and popcorn balls. No one ever went without. She and dad loved serving in the Cardston, AB Temple for 10 years. She loved her kids and made many sacrifices so she and dad could give us the best. Mom was a lady of integrity, love, compassion, and service. She loves the Lord, her four children, 10 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren, more than words can adequately express. To mom, her family was the world! Our tight knit Kenly family has a special love and bond that will last an eternity – thanks for the amazing example mom and dad!

Marvin (Reva), Terry (Sandy), Sheila (Sid) and Debra (Rick) are grateful to those at Lee Crest who graciously and lovingly cared for our mom (and dad) over the past several years.

A Funeral service will be held in Cardston, AB, at the Legacy Funeral Home, Saturday, September 18th, at 11am. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Alberta.

To send a condolence or Watch the Funeral Online please visit

http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca.


Alda Kerner
1940 – 2021

 
Alda Kerner passed away peacefully surrounded by the love and comfort of her family at the Bow Island Health Centre on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at the age of 81 years after a brave battle with Scleroderma for several years.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 1113 – 1 Street East, Bow Island on Friday, September 17, 2021 at 7:00 P.M. Those who are unable to attend and wish to view the service online may do so by visiting Alda’s obituary page on our website and clicking on the livestream link that will be available at at 6:45 P.M. on Friday, September 17, 2021.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 1113 – 1 Street East, Bow Island on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. Those who are unable to attend and wish to view the service online may do so by visiting Alda’s obituary page on our website and clicking on the livestream link that will be available at at 10:45 A.M. on Saturday, September 18, 2021. Facemasks are mandatory and will be available upon entry.
Alda will be laid to rest beside her son Curtis at the Bow Island Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Besides her loving husband, Henry, she is survived by their children Teresa (Greg) Drescher of Fort Worth, Texas, Darla (Dale) Hurt of Bow Island, Darcy (Kris) Kerner of Chestermere and Rhea (Blake) Jurgens of Lethbridge; grandchildren Chassidy (Adam), Alecia (Stephen), Brandon, Brock (Gimena), Cam (Nebriah), Chandelle (Phil), Devon (Kaylee), Tyler (Kim), Jordan (Weston), Brooklyn (Kyle), Kayley, Tiffany, Jace (Jozie), Janae and Jaden (Cody); great grandchildren Olivia, Ethan, Keegan, Kaleb, Sienna, Thaedeon, Brooks, Beau, Brandt, Emma, Everly and Jaxon. She is also survived by her brother George (Suzanne) Eisler of Wawota, Saskatchewan; in-laws Lawrence (Lucette) Kerner, Emma Kerner, Gail Kerner and Al Davis.
She was predeceased by her son Curtis in 1987 and her parents Marie and William Eisler.
Alda was born in Wawota, Saskatchewan on June 25, 1940 and was raised on the family farm in Manor, Saskatchewan. She met her soulmate Henry in 1958 at the bank where she worked in Carlyle, Saskatchewan. They were married April 23, 1960 and together they raised their family in Bow Island.
Throughout her years, Alda worked as a bank teller, telephone operator, bus driver and was the secretary for the many of her and Henry’s businesses right up until her passing.
Alda loved spending time and making memories with her family and friends, travelling to her second home in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, spending time at the lake, music, dancing, reading, relaxing in the sunshine, playing cards and especially beating someone at crib.
In her earlier years she enjoyed racing her stockcar #16 in which she won many trophies, curling socially and competitively in which she also has many trophies to display, camping, golfing, winters in Arizona and fishing on Vancouver Island. She was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion ladies auxiliary and a volunteer driver for the Bow Island Ambulance.
Alda had a very warm and welcoming personality, beautiful smile and had a work ethic like no other.
Our hearts are broken trying to figure out how to live without her and so grateful we got to live with her and create so many beautiful memories.
If friends so desire, please consider making a donation in memory of Alda directly to Scleroderma Canada, 41 King William Street, Unit 203, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 1A2 (www.scleroderma.ca), the Bow Island Health Centre, Bag 3990, Bow Island, Alberta T0K 0G0 or to the Bow Island Fire Department (please make cheque payable to the Town of Bow Island and indicate for fire department), Box 100, Bow Island, Alberta T0K 0G0.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


KETLER

FRANK KETLER, of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Katharina Ketler, passed away peacefully at St. Therese Villa on Tuesday, September 13, 2021 at the age of 80 years.

A Visitation will be held at the REINLAND MENNONITE CHURCH – 4809 64 Avenue, Taber, AB. on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 from 6:00 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.

A Funeral Service will be held at the REINLAND MENNONITE CHURCH – 4809 64 Avenue Taber, AB. on Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. with pastor John Hiebert officiating.

Frank will be laid to rest with his beloved wife at the Vauxhall Mennonite Cemetery.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


LANE-SERA

BARB LANE-SERA, beloved wife of Rick Sera, of Coalhurst, passed away suddenly at the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton, on Thursday, August 19, 2021 at the age of 65 years.

A Prayer Service will be held on Friday, September 17, 2021, at 7:00 PM, at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME (2825 32nd Street South, Lethbridge, AB) with Deacon Frank Peta officiating.

A Memorial Service will be held for Barb at Cornerstone Funeral Home 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


James Malcomson

1954 – 2021

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

Jim loved to ride his motorcycle, taking many rides with his brother Bob. He was also an avid bowler. He worked at Trans Canada Freezers/Versa Cold for 40 years prior to his retirement in 2019.

Jim was an amazing husband and father to Noelle, his wife of 46 years and his daughters Kristy and Misty (Stan). He is also survived by his grandchildren Jordan Jensen and Austin Jensen as well as brothers Ken, Bob, and Will Malcomson and their families.

He was predeceased by his parents Bill and Marge Malcomson.

At Jim’s request, he will be remembered privately by his family and friends who will hold a private memorial at a future date.

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


MANY FINGERS

BAILEY ROPE MANY FINGERS (Kimapii’taapii), passed away on September 7, 2021 in Edmonton, AB at the age of 25 years. The Wake Service will be from 7:00 – 10:00 pm on Thursday, September 16 at Andy and Nicole Many Fingers’s residence in Farm Four. The Funeral Celebration will be held on Friday, September 17 at 11:00 am at Senator Gladstone Hall. Interment to take place in St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Stand Off.

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


Ruby Parry

1941 – 2021

Mrs. Ruby Parry of Lethbridge passed away at the Blue Sky Lodge on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at the age of 79 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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


The “Family” of our “Mom” sadly wish to announce that Mr. William (Bill) Racz of Taber, AB beloved husband of Mrs. Margaret Racz, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, Sept. 7th, 2021 at the age of 88 years. As per “Bill’s” wishes there will be no funeral service.


WALBURGER

After a long 11 years, RUSSELL GRAYDON WALBURGER was reunited with his wife Fae (Romeril) Walburger on Sunday evening September 12, 2021. Russ was born Jan 3, 1938 at Cardston Alberta to Mary Elizabeth Bateman and Samuel Joseph Walburger. Russ attended elementary and high school in Mountain View, and was one of the last to ride a saddle horse to school for all 12 years. He attended Utah State University in Logan Utah in the fall of 1956, and graduated in 1964 with Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He also completed all the course work towards a Master of Science in Civil Engineering on a fellowship award. Upon graduation from university, Russ worked for the State of Idaho for two years helping to build the InterState Highway on the Utah-Idaho border. In the fall of 1959 Russ went on a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, assigned to the New South Wales and Queensland mission. On June 8, 1968 he married Fae Romeril in the Cardston Temple. After getting married Russ worked for the State of Idaho one more year, then returned home to ranch and farm the original homestead of his grandparents. Russ was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and held various callings, last of which was serving in the Cardston Temple alongside his wife. Russ is survived by his children, LaurAnn Headman, Lane Walburger, Danielle Wells, Steven Walburger, and 13 grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife Fae, sons Jason and infant boy, his parents, and siblings.

The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, September 17th, at 11:00 a.m., at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mountain View, Alberta. Friends may meet the family from 10:00 – 10:45 am prior to the service. Interment to follow in the Mountain View Cemetery.

To send a condolence or Watch the Funeral later please visit

http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca.

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