By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on October 8, 2021.
1932 – 2021
Barbara Babranyi, beloved wife of the late Frank Babranyi, passed away in Taber on Tuesday, October 5, 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 Tuesday, October 12, 2021 between 1:00 P.M. and 2:00 P.M. As a result of the restrictions regarding COVID-19 and the government recommendations, only 50 people will be allowed in the building at a time. Be prepared that you may be asked to wait a few minutes before meeting with the family.
The burial service will be held at the Taber Memorial Garden, 7600 – 50 Street, Taber on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 2:30 P.M. Currently, the restrictions will allow up to 200 people outdoors, attending a funeral related event, as this is not considered a social gathering.
Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Barbara is survived by her son Frank (Linda) Babranyi of Taber and their children Lee (Pam) Babranyi (their family Chase and Callie) and Tracy (Jackson) Woodruff (their family Kade, Reyna, Keaton and Amalia). She is also survived by extended family in Hungary.
Barbara was born June 14, 1932 in Lajoskomarom, Hungary. She married Frank Babranyi in 1953 and together they emigrated from Hungary during the revolution. They settled in Taber where they found work at various jobs including the cannery, Rogers Sugar and Diamond S Produce.
In 1965, Frank passed away, the result of a work related accident and Barbara continued to support her family, raising their son Frank.
In her later years, Barbara enjoyed spending time with her close friends and helping others. Her commitment to giving of herself was recognized when she was honoured as Taber’s ‘Senior Citizen of the Year’. She loved her family and was especially proud of her grandchildren and her great grandchildren. She will be dearly missed.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Barbara’s name may be made directly to the Taber and District Health Foundation, 4326 – 50 Avenue, Taber, Alberta T1G 1N9 (http://www.tdhf.ca).
Barbara’s family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to the staff of the Clearview Lodge for the loving care she received.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.
JOYCE BROADBENT CAHOON, beloved wife of the late Lervae Cahoon, passed away in Cardston, AB on Thursday, October 7th, 2021 at the age of 98 years.
Friends may meet the family on Wednesday, October 13th, from 7:00 to 8:00 pm at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston. A Private Family Service will be held at Legacy Funeral Home on Thursday, October 14th, 2021 at 11:00 am. Interment will follow in the Leavitt Cemetery.
To WATCH the service Online or to send condolences please visit http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca
TREVOR “TREV” COLPITTS, of Lethbridge, beloved son of Marianne Colpitts, passed away suddenly at home on Sunday, October 3, 2021 at the age of 48 years.
A private family service will be held at a later date.
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Lai Ho Tong Fisher
1960 – 2021
Mrs. Mee-Gane “Micheline” Lai Ho Tong Fisher of Picture Butte, beloved wife of Mr. Dan Fisher, passed away at home on Thursday, September 30, 2021, at the age of 61 years.
A Memorial Service will be held 10:00am, on Friday, October 15, 2021, at Cornerstone Community Evangelical Free Church, 440 Crescent Ave, Picture Butte, AB, with Pastor Peter Coyne. This event will be recorded and available to watch after the service, please go to http://www.mb funerals.com and scrolling to the bottom of her obituary.
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WAYNE MURRAY HARVEY, of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Ruth Kergan, passed away suddenly at home on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at the age of 77 years.
Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.
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Casey Allen Jensen 1952 – 2021
Casey Allen Jensen, age 69, passed away at the Okotoks Foothills Country Hospice Center on September 25, 2021. Casey was born in Taber, Alberta on July 22, 1952, he was an exceptional Carpenter and Wood Craftsman since the day he could hold a hammer and nails.
He is survived by his daughters Michelle (Mark) Rombough, their two sons Jarid (Jenna/Weston & Walker) Rombough & Joel Rombough; Nikki (Henry) Kuster, their two children Karter and Halley, his siblings Leonard Jensen, Trudy (Gary) Hooge, Terry Jensen, Wendy (Don) Rice, Padjett (Laura) Jensen, Jody (Janice) Jensen, several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and many cousins and friends. A special Thank-You to Tom Cooper who was not only a great friend but a caregiver to Casey for many years.
Casey’s ashes will be spread at a time and place determined by his daughters, along with a potential service and will advise as to the arrangements once made.
In lieu of owers please send a donation to the Okotoks Foothills County Hospice.
Condolences can be sent to http://www.snodgrassfuneralhomes.com
Lowell Roger Holland
December 27 1942 – September 28 2021
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Lowell Holland on September 28, 2021 following a short illness. He is survived by his wife Sandy of 56 years, children Janine (Brent), Leslee, and Raymond (Melanie); beloved grandchildren Morgan, Joel, Leigh and Abby; his brother Jay (Geri), sisters Gelane and Patricia, sister-in-law Joyce, many nieces and nephews and dear friends. He was predeceased by his parents Mike and Ruby Holland, his brother Wayne, sisters Wanda and Nadine.
Lowell was born December 27, 1942 in Raymond, Alberta. He was the youngest of seven and well loved by his older siblings. He graduated from the University of Lethbridge with an education degree. Lowell married Sandy Walters in 1965 and they moved to Pincher Creek, Alberta where they lived for 36 years. He spent the majority of his career teaching high school sciences. Two memorable highlights were teaching exchanges to England in 1985 and Australia in 1992. He loved teaching and developed lifelong friendships with many of his fellow colleagues.
In addition to being a father of three and his teaching career he was also a volunteer fireman and paramedic. He had many interests and was never hesitant to try something new. Lowell was an avid photographer who started his own business taking photos at weddings and family gatherings. Photography became a life long passion and at the time of his passing he had amassed over 1.2 million images.
After retiring Lowell and Sandy found their “cottage” in Point Roberts, Washington spending a few winters there starting in 2000 to be closer to their grandchildren in BC. In 2003 they made a permanent move to Tsawwassen. Lowell was a much loved friend to many in both the Point Roberts and South Delta communities. He was an active member of the Delta Photo Club, Point Roberts Wacky Walkers, and a regular for coffee at Petra’s by L’Aromas. He volunteered with TOOBS and Food on the Corner in South Delta.
Lowell loved his family and thoroughly enjoyed all four of his grandchildren. He was generous with his time and talents with family and friends.
A private celebration of life will be held. Online condolences can be shared at http://www.MyAlternatives.ca. In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to Covenant House, Vancouver (covenanthousebc.org) or a charity of your choice.
He will be dearly missed by all.
Delbert “Sonny” Many Fingers passed away on October 5, 2021 at Home, surrounded by his children, grandchild and family at the age of 63 years.
Funeral arrangement to be announced once complete.
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DAVID GEORGE MCMURRAY, 96, passed away peacefully in his home early Wednesday morning on September 22, 2021 in Beazer, Alberta. David joins his first daughter Joleen (deceased), and is survived by his beloved wife of 70 years, Lexie (Beazer), and his 7 children, James (Carol), Donald (Juanita), Michael (Barbara), Robert (Sandra), Kenneth (Cheryl), Lynda (Shawn Olsen), Jack (Karma). 31 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren.
David was born June 1, 1925 to Parley and Freda McMurray of Orton, Alberta. David was the last surviving member of his family that included his siblings, Alice, Naomi, Phillip, and Alan.
David and his best friend, Bud Jenkins, joined the Navy in their late teens and served two years near the end of the war.
David was a dedicated member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. As a young man, he served a mission in Toronto, Ontario. He also served in many positions in the church – twice as a councillor in bishoprics and he also served as bishop. David and his wife Lexie served many years in the temple and visitors center.
David was a good athlete and excelled in hockey as a youth. Later on in his life, he enjoyed golfing with his brothers-in-law and then with all of his sons and daughter. David’s joy was his wife and family. He loved his grandchildren and could be found at every event cheering them on. He and Lexie were also avid dancers and especially enjoyed the jive.
We would like to thank all for the kindness and support we have been given.
Lynn Dean Orr, 92, of Orton, Alberta passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 26, 2021 at the Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge, Alberta. He was born on October 10, 1928 in Macleod, Alberta to Lee King Orr and Viola Roberts, the oldest of five children.
Lynn was raised in Orton attending the Orton School and Macleod High School. From 1947-48 and 1948-49 he attended Olds Agricultural College, in Olds, Alberta graduating at the top of his class. Lynn went on to take further courses in Agricultural Mechanics at the “Tech” in Calgary from 1949-50 and Arc Welding in 1955.
On March 27, 1958, Lynn married Maureen Margaret McNally (Vance) in the Cardston Alberta Temple. Together they lived in Calgary, Lethbridge, and in April of 1960, moved back to Orton, Alberta where Lynn made his living farming and raising cattle. Lynn was always known as a hard worker and he had a great talent for growing anything. Never a day passed that he did not get up at 5:30 am and head out to work putting in long hours on the farm. He had a remarkable understanding of wind power and electricity, and was an avid mechanic, welder, electrician, bricklayer, plumber, and builder. He even constructed his own home and farm by himself.
Lynn was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served a 26 month mission from 1951-1953 to the Northern States including Wasau, Wisconsin and Moline, Illinois. The last six months of his mission he served in the mission office as the mission secretary. He later served two more missions with his wife, Maureen; one to the Family History Dept in Salt Lake City, Utah and the second, a proselyting/temple mission to Atlanta, Georgia. Lynn loved the gospel and served from 1962 through the bulk of his life as a ward clerk, financial clerk, stake clerk, and as a trainer of clerks to many bishops and stake presidents. He was an example of living honestly, having integrity, showing kindness, and giving all he had to help those in need.
Lynn had a contagious smile and was always happy. His humor was off the charts and he spent his life laughing. He was always fun to be around and loved spending time with his friends and family. He never was around a person that didn’t quickly become his friend. He just loved people and always saw the good in them.
Lynn was a meticulous detailed record keeper. He loved the history of the Orton area, the people who immigrated there, and its beginnings. He had beautiful handwriting and wrote many historical writings, kept documents, and did many recordings about this area and its origins. He often would quote poems and sayings. He loved to dance and was always caught humming a tune which all stemmed from his early years in Orton.
Besides his loving wife, Maureen, he is survived by his children, Bernard Lloyd Orr of Raymond, Alberta, Norma Jean Orr of Fort Macleod, Alberta, Lori LaRee Orr Thomas (Bryan) of Orem, Utah and Joanne Rae Orr Briggs (Jon) of Bountiful, Utah, as well as ten grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters, Shirley Genille Poulson of Provo, Utah and Anona Irene Gardner of Bountiful, Utah.
Lynn is preceded in death by his parents, Lee King Orr and Viola Roberts, his son, Darren Lynn Orr, his granddaughter, Janelle Frances Harris, his great granddaughter, Paetyn Lynn Thomas, as well as his siblings, Nelda Arthel Walburger and Reed Blair Orr.
Friends and family are invited to visit with the family on Friday evening, October 15 from 7:00-8:00 pm at the Fort Macleod LDS Church, 643 20th Street, Fort Macleod, Alberta. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, October 16, 2021 at the Fort Macleod LDS Church. Following the service, interment will be in the Orton Cemetery. For those unable to attend, live streaming of the service will be available as a link, and will appear below this obituary, on the website, at 10:45 a.m. the morning of the service.
To send condolences, please visit http://www.generationsfh.ca
With great sadness, the family announces the passing of our Mom, Grandma and Great-Grandma, MARY OTT, in the early hours of Monday, October 4, 2021, at the age of 79 years.
A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, October 8, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Lee Loveridge officiating. The service will be live streamed and may be accessed via Mary’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.
Mary will be laid to rest in Royal View Cemetery.
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John (Glenn) Parsonage passed away on September 26, 2021, at 59 years of age.
Beloved son of Phyllis and the late Jack Parsonage, Glenn leaves behind 5 brothers and 1 sister. Shane (Cathy), Alex, Lance, Pat (Dee), Sherry (Rod), Jerry (Jen), and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Glenn loved to fish, hunt, and play golf. If friends desire, donations can be made to Diabetic Alberta.
MARIE LOUISE PEARSON of Lethbridge, beloved daughter of Jack and Margaret Look, passed away peacefully at Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, October 3, 2021, at the age of 68 years.
Marie is lovingly remembered by her parents; son Dereik (Marianne); daughter Tina; grandchildren Kamryn, Ashlee, Jackson, Gracelynn, and Oliver; sister Bonnie (Dan); brother Bruce (Florence); and nephew Ross (Kaleena and children Ella and Kai).
She was predeceased by her grandparents, Morrison & Maurine Look; and Agnes Paul.
Born in Lethbridge on September 12, 1953, Marie grew up in Lucky Strike, Alberta, and took her schooling at Masinasin School and then in Lethbridge. She then worked and travelled around Alberta and B.C. before moving back to Lethbridge in 2009. Marie loved working in her yard and took pride in having beautiful flowers. She was known as “Nana” and her children and grandchildren were everything to her.
Marie was deeply loved and will be profoundly missed.
She has been cremated and due to COVID-19 restrictions, the family will have a small gathering at a later date to celebrate her life.
Flowers are gratefully declined, but donations can be made to help children in need or to a charity of one’s choice.
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1933 – Sally Trone – 2021
Sally Trone of Medicine Hat, passed away on Sunday, October 3rd, 2021 at the age of 88 years. She leaves to cherish her memory her partner, Thomas Scott; children, Brian (Bev) and Ron (Madelaine); her grandchildren and great-grandchildren; her only surviving sister, Linda Venhuis; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Sally was predeceased by her parents, John and Anna Dyck. There will be no formal service at this time. Condolences may be sent to condolences@ saamis.com subject heading Sally Trone. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATORIUM, “The Chapel in the Park”, Medicine Hat, Alberta. Should you wish any additional information, please telephone 1-800-317-2647.