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SATURDAY, October 16, 2021

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on October 16, 2021.



GERRY LENARD ANDERSON, of Lethbridge, passed away in Lethbridge with his family by his side after a valiant effort for life, on Thursday, October 14th, 2021, at the age of 86 years.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife and best friend of 66 years, Dorothy Anderson; his beloved children Brian (Suzi), Brent and Debbie (Rick); his precious grandchildren Kristin, Craig and Cody (Alyssa), and his most adored great-grandchildren Vada, Gracie and Jaxson. Gerry also leaves his siblings Alda (Jim-deceased), Bev (Norm) and Cindy (John-deceased).

He was predeceased by his parents, Oscar and Ruth Anderson.

Gerry was born in Vulcan in 1934. He moved to Lethbridge at an early age and served 13 years in the Reserve Army. Interested in mechanics, Gerry starting working at White Rose Automotive and from there became the proprietor/owner of Dieppe Service. He also got involved in stock car racing (car #47) during this time.

Gerry and his family moved to Fort McMurray from 1973-1979, where he managed a GM Dealership. After returning to Lethbridge, he and Tom Ayehart started Tom & Gerry’s Auto Service in 1982. After Tom’s passing, Gerry and his son Brent then partnered together and the business continues to operate today.

Gerry was very active in sports and enjoyed racketball, curling and was an avid golfer. He also had a great love for RV camping. Woodworking was Gerry’s hobby and passion and he put his heart and soul into many treasured pieces that with loving hands he crafted for his family.

Gerry will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

At Gerry’s request, there will be no funeral service.

“Yellow Always Wins”

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Edison “Ed” Bardock

1931 – 2021

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Edison “Ed” Bardock on Monday, October 11, 2021 at the age of 89 years.

Ed was born in Bellevue, Alberta on November 18, 1931. He worked in the Bellevue coal mine as a young man, but left to pursue an Education degree at U of A. He worked for B.C Forestry during the summers to pay for his education. In 1952 he began his first job as Vice Principal in Trochu, Alberta. He was hired over the phone and took the bus to Trochu the Sunday before he started work. He always said that when he arrived, he would have kept on going if he would have had a return ticket. Fortunately, he did not as he met his wife of 65 years in Trochu, where they were married and started a family. Ed continued his education, attaining a Doctorate in 1975. He worked in the Lethbridge Government Regional Office from 1971 until his retirement in 1987. He continued to be active in his retirement in 1987. He continued to be active in his retirement, involved in the local and Waterton churches. He also helped several NGO’s to access funding.

Ed is survived by his wife Doreen; daughter Jane Ann (Bill Peters) and her children Caleb and Taylor, daughter Colleen (Clark Bertagnolli) and her sons Trevor and Jordan; son Randy (Debbie) and their children Courtney and Cody.

A Family Service and Interment will take place in Trochu, and a Celebration of Life will be planned for a later date.

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The family of Brent Bastien are saddened to announce Brent’s passing in Calgary, AB on Saturday October 9, 2021 at the age of 51.

A Prayer and Wake service will be held from 7:00 – 11:00 pm on Friday, October 22, 2021 at Snodgrass Funeral Chapel in Pincher Creek. The Funeral Service will take place at 11:00 am at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Brocket on Saturday, October 23, 2021, immediately followed by Interment at Sacred Heart Cemetery on Piikani Nation.

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Clint Dunford

1943 – 2021

Mr. Clint Dunford of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Gwen Green, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at the age of 78 years due to a sudden and unexpected illness.

A Celebration of Clint’s Life will be held at a later date when we can all gather together safely.

Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Eileen Ponech, 85, of Penticton, British Columbia.

Eileen was born to Wilbert and Leora Ness in 1935. In her early school days, she excelled at playing the violin, with her favourite song being “Hot Canary” and also being sports-minded, she later enjoyed playing basketball. She continued in sports throughout her life and became an avid curler and golfer. While relaxing at home, with a cup of coffee, there was usually a news channel on TV, keeping her up-to-date on current politics. Not far from reach was always a crossword puzzle or two, as she liked to keep her brain active. Her favourite motto was, “If you don’t use it, you lose it!”

Eileen met Fred in 1952 and they were married the next year in Lethbridge, Alberta. Together they raised their two children: Janis and Jim. Through their lives, they took the opportunity to live in Lethbridge, Calgary, Creston, Hillcrest, Summerland and Penticton, making the most of their times. They worked, farmed, owned a grocery store, and volunteered for their favourite service clubs.

Her career as a computer operator began at University of Calgary, then on to Aquitaine Oil, and Banff Oil. She continued to work for Thorne-Riddell after moving back to Lethbridge. Her love of golf led to a position at the Lethbridge Country Club, and she soon became the Golf Course Manager, where she remained until she retired. Eileen and Fred decided that Hillcrest would be the perfect retirement location. They made many friends there and Eileen began helping out at Hillcrest Miners Club. The west began to call again, so they moved to the Okanagan where Eileen enjoyed managing the Eagles Club for many years.

Eileen always loved to cook and cater, and she had a deep love for animals, especially her horses, Penny, Blue, Lady and Deena, her Pomeranian, Carmelita, and family dogs, Bear and Molly. She was an adventurer at farming for a few years on property near Creston, BC, in the mid-seventies. There were many hilarious memories of planting too many pumpkins and raising too many chickens, which also turned out to be prolific layers.

Eileen is survived by her loving husband Fred, her daughter Jan Smith (Steve), her daughter-in-law Patti Ponech, her brothers, Stan Ness (Noreen), Ed Ness (Reni), Denny Ness (Irene), Marvin Ness, and her sisters, Donna Boughen, Bev LeBlanc (Chuck), her cherished grandchildren, Taylor Bailey (Cherlyn), Ryan Bailey (Lindy), Erin Jantz (Neil), Kristen Kirkendall (Daron), and her treasured great grandchildren: Dorian, Vayda, Ava, Brigitte and Emmett Bailey, Karis and Gavin Jantz, Leah Kirkendall, many dear nieces and nephews, extended family and friends.

Sadly, Eileen was predeceased by her beloved son, Jim Ponech, her parents Wilbert and Leora Ness, her sisters Betty Tremblay, Lou Lawson and Lillian Renfrow.

The family has entrusted Providence Funeral Homes, Summerland, BC with the arrangements. A Celebration of Life will be planned in the early summer of 2022.


ARTHUR RAY GALES of Cardston, AB passed away suddenly of heart failure on September 22, 2021 in Amarillo, Texas at the age of 63. He was predeceased by his parents Alfred and Lola Gales and is survived by his sister Deanna and his brother Grant and their families; children, Becky, Tony, Christian Twigg, and Marley Pilling and their families including many grandchildren. Sincere gratitude to Fox’s Transport.

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Marjorie Leona Walton Henrie

It is with great sadness that the Henrie family announce that their sweet Mother and Grandmother Marjorie Leona Walton Henrie of Lethbridge AB, passed away on Saturday, October 9th at the age of 93 years. Friends may meet with the family October 22, 2021, from 7-9 pm, at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13 St. N, Lethbridge, AB. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, October 23, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home, with interment to follow in the Cardston Cemetery. Live-streaming of the service will be available on the funeral home’s web-site on the day of service.

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LORI INDZEOSKI, beloved wife of Ryan Indzeoski, and cherished mother of Addesyn, Jessie and Charley, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at the age of 41 years.

Arrangements will be announced once completed.

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June 14, 1938 – October 7, 2021

DR. RAYMOND “RAY” A. KIMBERLEY, beloved husband of Lynne, passed away suddenly at home with his wife at his side.

Ray is survived by his loving children: Nicholas (Joan), Adrian (Leslie), Jane (Rob) and Mark (Paula), and grandchildren: Julia, Tristan, Kieran, Cole, Emma, Megan, Connor, Rhys and Will. He is also survived by extended family in England.

He was predeceased by his parents, brother Roy, and beloved twin sister Rona.

Ray graduated from Birmingham Medical School England in 1961. He emigrated to Canada in 1969 and practised at the Haig Medical Clinic until his retirement.

A dedicated and compassionate family physician, he was much loved by his patients. He had strong clinical and diagnostic skills and always went the extra mile. He had special interests in palliative care and geriatrics. Ray was instrumental in setting up the Palliative Care Program in Lethbridge. He was also very involved in both Lethbridge and Alberta’s medical communities. Ray received Alberta’s Family Physician of the Year award in 1999.

Ray was a man of great humour, no nonsense, was superb company and truly enjoyed life. He was a real Renaissance man; artist, carpenter, gardener, pianist and he developed great culinary skills after he retired. He will also be remembered for his dapper sense of style, love for his dogs, and loyalty to his friends and family.

Ray was a true English gentleman and had a life well-lived and well-loved.

At Ray’s request, there will be no funeral service, but a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Flowers are gratefully declined. If so desired, donations can be made in his name to the Lethbridge Humane Society (

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KNIBBS, Kalvin

June 22, 1970 – Bow Island, Alberta

October 12, 2021 – Calgary, Alberta

Kalvin Knibbs, beloved husband of Yvonne, of Calgary, AB, passed away on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at the age of 51 years.

Kalvin loved sports, sports and more sports. He loved playing hockey from a very young age all the way through to the WHL. He enjoyed watching a variety of sports, mainly hockey – especially his favorite team the New York Rangers. He was a volunteer with the Calgary Minor Hockey Association for a number of years where he developed many new friendships. He was always so proud and loved watching Colby and Bret play all of the sports they took part in. Kalvin will be most remembered for his willingness to always help family and friends and for taking the time to teach others various skills such as using tools, fixing cars and anything sports related.

Kalvin leaves his loving wife Yvonne, daughter Colby and son Bret; brothers, Robin (Connie) and Carey (Helga); as well as a long list of in-laws, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. Kalvin was predeceased by his parents, Bert and Maxine Knibbs; brother Blaine, sister Judy Ann Dyer and nephew Troy.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road SE, Calgary, AB) on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. Those attending will be asked to confirm one of the following, (A) COVID vaccination (date requested), OR (B) a negative COVID test (within 72 hours), OR (C) Medical exemption AND valid government identification (with name & date of birth) OR (D) Under 12 years of age. Family and friends who are unable to attend in person are invited to join Kalvin’s service streamed live at details/34326/Kalvin-Knibbs/obituary.html#tribute-start on the day of the service. For those who are unable to view live, a recording of the service will be posted. Condolences, memories and photos may be shared and viewed on Kalvin’s obituary at

In living memory of Kalvin Knibbs, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road SE, Calgary, AB T2X 3J3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.

John Alexander Macdonald

1947 – 2021

Mr. John Alexander Macdonald of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Pat Macdonald, passed away suddenly of cardiac arrest on Monday, October 11, 2021 at the age of 74 years.

John was born in Digby, Nova Scotia on May 22, 1947. He enjoyed motorcycling with his friends and family and painting. John and Pat quit work and motorcycled through Europe before they became parents. He worked at Pratt and Whitney for many years, first in Quebec, then Ontario and finally Alberta.

Besides his loving wife Pat, John is survived by his 2 sons Jay and Scott; grandchildren Stacey, and 3 sisters Dawn, Faye and Joan.

John was predeceased by his parents John and Esther of Smith’s Cove N.S.

John will be remembered privately by his family and his friends. Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Riverview Chapel.

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NORMAN MACPHAIL, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully with his wife Sheila Ferguson by his side on Monday, October 11, 2021, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Besides his loving wife Sheila, Norman is survived by his children Sean (Loni) and David (Theresa); step-children Iain Ferguson and Skye (Richard) Ferguson, and grandchildren Marina, Egan, and Katelynn.

Due to current COVID restrictions, a Celebration of Life is being planned for June 2022. Details will be published on a future date.

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Aldo Meli

1930 – 2021

Mr. Aldo Meli of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Antonietta Meli, passed away peacefully at the Lethbridge Regional Hospital on Thursday Oct. 14th 2021, at the age of 90 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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MAX OERTLI, beloved husband of Dianne Oertli, passed away in the Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge, AB on Saturday, October 9th, 2021 at the age of 75 years.

A Private Family Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, October 21st at 11:00 a.m.

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BERNARD SHOUTING “Mai’stooisiiyi” (Crazy Crow), beloved husband of Agnes First Charger, passed away on October 9, 2021 in Cardston, AB at the age of 80 years. The Wake Service will be held on Tuesday, October 19 at the Tanner Senior Center (260 1 St W), Cardston from 6:00 – 11:00 pm. The Funeral Service will take place on Wednesday, October 20 at Legacy Funeral Home at 12:00 pm. A public viewing will take place from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm before the service. (The service will be limited to 50 people). Interment to follow in Pioneer Cemetery, Blood Reserve.

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Eugene Stoinski

1946 – 2021

Eugene (“Gene”) Stoinski of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Dianne Stoinski, passed away peacefully on October 9, 2021 at the age of 75 years after a brief battle with cancer.

Gene enjoyed spending time on those things he cherished most:his family, his friends, tending to his flower gardens, and restoring classic vehicles.

Besides his loving wife Dianne, Gene is survived by their three children: Steve (Madonna) Stoinski of Calgary; Sharon (Trevor) Sproule of Lethbridge and their children, Zachary and Caleb; and Scott (Jodi) Stoinski of Calgary and his children, Jordyn, Jessica, Trace, and Stacey Stoinski. Gene is also survived by two great grandchildren, Kaylum and Paisley; his sister, Irene (Otto) Fast of Lundbreck Falls; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families.

Gene was predeceased by his parents, Eugene and Josephine Stoinski, and his brothers, John Stoinski and Steve Stoinski.

The family would like to thank the nursing staff at Chinook Regional Hospital for the care and compassion they gave to Gene.

A Private Family Graveside Service will be held October 20, 2021.

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Our only comfort in life and in death is that we are not our own,

but belong – body and soul – unto our faithful Saviour Jesus Christ.

Our Heavenly Father has called our dear mother, grandmother and great grandmother

Grace Vander Wekken

to her eternal home on Wednesday, October 13th, 2021 at the age of 91 years. Grace is lovingly remembered by her 5 children, her 17 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren, her 5 sisters, 2 brothers and in-laws.

Grace was predeceased by her husband John, 3 grandchildren, several brothers, a sister and in laws.

Family and friends are invited to attend the burial which will take place at 11:00 am on Monday, October 18, 2021 in the Huntsville Cemetery.

A Memorial Service will take place at 2:00 pm at the Trinity United Reformed Church of Lethbridge, 1100 40 Ave N, Lethbridge, AB T1H 6B7

The service will be live streamed at /main.asp Go to Webcast LIVE NOW and look for Trinity Reformed Church, Lethbridge, Alberta.

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ANDREW “ANDY” PHILLIP WIENS left this earth on October 10, 2021.

A public viewing will held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME (2825 – 32nd Street South, Lethbridge, AB) on Sunday, October 17, 2021, from 6:00-7:00 PM.

A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME on Monday, October 18, 2021, at 11:00 AM, with Pastor Elroy Senneker officiating.

Due to Covid restrictions, capacity is limited. Please RSVP your attendance to either the viewing or the Service to Cornerstone Funeral Home at 403-381-7777, or email

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Cynthia Ann Wolf Child passed away on October 6, 2021 at the age of 47 years.

She is survived by her beautiful daughters Shanyce, Brooklin, Oceanna Wolf Child and Amber Many Shots; father Philip Wolf Child Sr.; brother Philip Wolf Child Jr.; husband Kendall Across The Mountain. Predeceased by her loving mother Julianne Wolf Child.

A wake service will be held on Sunday October 17, 2021 from 5:00-8:00 pm at Legacy Funeral Home. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, October 18, 2021 at Legacy Funeral Home with Father Pawel Andrasz officiating. Interment to follow at St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Blood Reserve, Alberta

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