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THURSDAY, October 21, 2021

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on October 21, 2021.

Edison “Ed” Bardock

1931 – 2021

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Edison “Ed” Bardock on Tuesday, 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 and was 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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WILLOW ROSE BRAVE ROCK, born on April 11, 2021, spent a brief time with us before she made her passage through to Heaven on Friday, October 15, 2021. Even though her journey was short, she touched the hearts of her family in a significant way. She was loved and adored by many. Willow is the Daughter of Dylan Brave Rock & Zoey Three Persons, and Sister to Amari Brave Rock. Her maternal grandmother Diddy First Rider and maternal grandfather Emery Three Persons; Paternal grandmother Yolanda Brave Rock.

A Wake Service will be held at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Thursday, October 21, 2021 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. The Funeral Mass will take place at St. Martha’s Parish, Lethbridge on Friday, October 22, 2021 at 11:00 am. (Due to COVID – Only 50 people will be allowed into the service) Following the service Willow Rose will be laid to rest in the Three Persons family plot on the Blood Reserve.

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Jean Elizabeth Delauw

1937 – 2021

Jean Elizabeth Delauw of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Aloysius “Loek” Delauw, passed away peacefully on October 15, 2021, at the age of 84 years.

She was born on August 17, 1937, in Cranbrook, BC. To parents Betsy and Fred Shaw. Jean met Loek Delauw in Cranbrook, BC in 1958. Moved to Crowsnest Pass in 1960 where they had their children and resided there until 1969. They then moved to Carmangay, where they raised their boys. After the loss of her husband, Jean moved to Lethbridge. While in Lethbridge, she volunteered with the Army Navy and Airforce Veterans club. Jean enjoyed visiting with friends and family, outings in nature, and playing card games. Family always held a special in her heart.

Jean is survived by her 4 sons Tony (Sherry) of Lethbridge, Frank of Drayton Valley, Lou (Diane) of Crowsnest Pass, Jim (Lynne) of Fauquier, B.C; 8 grandchildren Melinda, Dale, Alisha, James, Crystal, Stephen, Chad and Jackie; 12 great grandchildren; 1 sister Diane (Kurt) Shaw; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families.

She was predeceased by her husband Aloysius “Loek” Delauw; parents Betsy and Fred Shaw, and 1 daughter Patricia Ann in 1964.

A Private Family Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, October 25, 2021, with Reverend Trevor Potter, officiating. Interment to follow.

Family and friends are invited to view the service via livestream by visiting https://www.mbfunerals .com/obituary/Jean-Delauw-1 and scrolling to the bottom of the obituary.

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Feb. 23, 1956 – Oct. 14, 2021

DONALD TERRY FAST passed away peacefully at home on October 14, 2021.

Don is survived by daughters; Rhoda (David), Anise (Travis) and Danielle (Albany & Justin), Siblings; Ken (Sharon), Rob (Wendy), Brenda (George), Grandchildren, Nieces, and Nephews.

In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made in Don’s name to The Lung Association, Alberta & NWT.

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Lorna Francis Gwatkin

1947 – 2021

Miss Lorna Francis Gwatkin of Lethbridge, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at the age of 74 years.

Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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Dale Jensen Sr.

1950 – 2021

Mr. Dale Jensen (Sr.), loving husband of Wendy, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge on Sunday, October 17, 2021.

Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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DELLA KATAN (BANACK) passed away at the Good Samaritans Park Meadows, on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at the age of 95 years.

A Celebration of Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, October 22, 2021 at 2:00 pm with Pat Siedlecki officiating. Please contact Cornerstone Funeral Home to RSVP at 403-381-7777.

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MARIE “ANNIE MARIE” KRISH, beloved wife of the late Roy Krish, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Monday, October 18, 2021 at the age of 86 years.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later 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 Thursday, October 14th, 2021, at the age of 90.

Aldo was born on October 27th, 1930 in Napoli, Campania, Italy to parents Giuseppe and Erminia Meli. He was one of six children. As a child growing up in Italy, Aldo loved to swim, dive, and fish in the Bay of Napoli. In 1951, Aldo met the love of his life Antonietta and they became inseparable. Aldo immigrated to Canada in 1954 and Antonietta soon followed. They were married on April 13th, 1955, at St. Basil’s Catholic Church, in Lethbridge, AB.

Aldo and Antonietta began their new life together and he quickly put his skills as a tradesman to work to provide for their growing family. Despite the challenges of a new country, and language, Aldo found ways to utilize his artistry and for most of his career would work for himself as a highly skilled painter. He also loved gardening and shared their large backyard crop with many friends and neighbours, especially the greenhouse tomatoes! Aldo was proud of his Italian heritage and as one of the founding members of the Lethbridge Italian Canadian Cultural Centre, he helped build the hall from the ground up.

Aldo was devoted to his family and made sure that there was always time for gathering with loved ones. The traditions of making homemade sausage, wine, and pasta from scratch are happily ingrained in his family. As time went on the family continued to grow, but Aldo always made sure there was a seat for everyone at the ever-extending dining room table. This time was filled with great stories, delicious food, lots of laughter, and plenty wine of course!

Aldo was a loving husband to Antonietta for 66 years and will be deeply missed. He took great pride in his 4 children, 8 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren; they will hold their father, nonno, and bisnonno in their hearts forever. Son Joe (Leslie) Meli grandchildren; Lindsay and Ashley. Son Tony Meli (Jackie) grandchildren; Tara (Shaun; Vienna and Vallyn), Devin (Erika; Ayden, Easton, and Quinn), and Peter. Daughter Rosie Kenna (Shawn) grandchildren; Karli (Daryl; Zakkary, and Parker), and Kimberli. Daughter Patti (Brent) Ruby grandchildren; Nathan and Isabella (Shawn).

Aldo was predeceased by his parents Giuseppe and Erminia Meli, and Antonietta’s parents Antonio and Anna Maria Rinaldi. Aldo will be missed by his siblings Armando dec. (Anna) Meli, Antonio (Lena) Meli, Mario dec. (Ciara dec.) Meli, Rosaria dec. (Danny dec.) Antulov, Rosita (Pepino dec.) Lombardi. As well as, Antonietta’s siblings Salvatore dec. (Lina) Rinaldi, Tina dec. (Angelo dec.) Pantaleo, Carmen (Franco dec.) Bauduin, John dec. (Susan) Rinaldi and predeceased by their son Oliver Rinaldi. Aldo will be forever loved by his large extended family spanning from Italy to Canada.

The family is very grateful for the loving care that Aldo received from Dr. M. Cassis and Dr. M. Wong, along with Dr. S. Zielke and the medical staff at the Lethbridge Regional Hospital.

A Private Family Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 am MST, on Saturday, October 23, 2021. The family invites those who wish to view the service via livestream, to follow the link at the bottom of Aldo’s online obituary:

Flowers are gratefully declined; a donation can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or Heart & Stroke Foundation. Aldo’s family feel the best way you can honour him is to keep your families strong, together, and be kind to one another.

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Gerald Benjamin Pengilly (Ben)

headed off to manage the Big Pasture in the Sky on Friday, October 15th after a year’s journey through brain cancer. Ben lived on his beloved ranch near Melville, Saskatchewan since 2003 and filled his world with amazing experiences of travel, motorcycling, grandkids, ranching, environmentalism and making people feel slightly less cool when he rolled up in his GTO.
Ben was born in 1949 in Lethbridge, Alberta. He grew up on the Pengilly Farm on the North Hill later taking over that farm and raising his kids there and then going on the Great Saskatchewan Adventure with his wife, Lee, to create the Melville Ranch.
Ben’s fan club includes his partner, Patricia Ewing, his kids, Carrie Pengilly (Jared Franklin) and Daniel Pengilly (Katie) and his extremely adored grandkids, Cooper Franklin and Tallulah and Brewer Pengilly. His big sister, Dianne Reed (Ian) and his little brothers, Gordon Pengilly (Connie Zerger) and Douglas Pengilly (Elaine Unger- Pengilly) and his mother-in-law, Doreen Reinhardt and his nieces and nephews Kristin, Karen, Kurtis, Kent, Nick, Skyler, Zachary and Katie. Like his siblings are Bob and Sue Menzies. Like his kids are Erin, Danny, Avery and Stephen McGlenn. Like his grandkids are Ross McGlenn and Amelie and George Racine.
Ben is predeceased by his wife, Lee Pengilly, his parents, Dan and Eva Pengilly and his brother Richard Pengilly.
Ben had many stories that would suddenly be told that would catch his family and friends off guard. He would enjoy their reactions and sometimes shock, sometimes horror and occasionally disbelief. Stories of getting caught in a traffic circle in Paris with his VW Van and working in Inuvik and living on the beach in Morocco, coaching his softball girls in Stirling, winter camping with his best friend and the random painting he found in the McNally school and the awesome heroic events from the basketball court at the University of Alberta to the many random people he helped over the years. And many more stories that were still being told within memories shared of Cypress Hills camping, horseback riding, fishing and the millions of farmkid stories.
Friends were drawn to Ben all throughout his life. And Ben made friends quickly – whether the paramedics who transported him after he was taken down by two bulls or the many baseball teammates from elementary school right through to his senior ball team.
Ben’s heart was connected to the land and he trained in Holistic Management and consulted for the Assiniboine Watershed as well as mentored many farmers and ranchers over the years. He believed in humanity working closely with nature to create harmony.
He loved good blues, good Scotch and good company. He was extremely grateful for all of the outstanding people in his life. The Big Sky pasture has been given the greatest of Herd Managers.
Ben and his family are grateful to the team at the Melville hospital and thank them for all the love, kindness and guidance.
A Celebration of Life will be held in Lethbridge, Alberta on Saturday, October 23rd at the Sandman Signature Lethbridge Lodge in Anton’s Ballroom at 2:00 pm. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required along with masks. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the environmental organization of your choice.

Susie Regehr

1925 – 2021

Mrs. Susie Regehr of Coaldale, beloved wife of the late Mr. Isaac P. Regehr, passed away at Sunny South Lodge on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at the age of 96 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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HOPPY UNGER of Coaldale, beloved husband and best friend of Amy, passed away peacefully at St. Therese Villa on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at the age of 83 years.

Arrangements will be announced once completed.

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Gayle Watson

1942 – 2021

Mrs. Gayle Watson of Coaldale, beloved wife of the late Mr. Murray Watson, passed away at the Coaldale Health Centre on Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at the age of 79 years.

A private family Service will be held at 1:30 pm, on Saturday, October 23, 2021. The family invites those who wish to view the service via livestream, to follow the link at the bottom of Gayle’s online obituary:

Interment to take place at Mountain View Cemetery.

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WOODWARD, Jackalene

With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Jackalene LaVeve Woodward, October 17th, 2021 after a short illness in Lethbridge Hospital. We would have celebrated her 86th birthday on November 25th, and her and Ray’s 41st wedding anniversary on November 22nd.

She is survived by her loving husband Ray Woodward, her sons Clay (Pat) Wills, Ed (Susan) Wills and Clark (Karen) Wills and their children and grandchildren, Ray’s sons Will (Laurette) Woodward and their children and grandchildren, and Ryan Woodward. She is also survived by her six siblings, Ron Bascom, Gerry Stewart, Marvin (Nancy) Bascom, Garth Bascom, Daryl Bascom, and Crystal (Cleo) Riedlinger, their children and extended family members.

Jackie was predeceased by her parents, Mel and Bernice Bascom, Ray’s son Ken Woodward, a niece Marty Appel, and in the past several months by two sisters-in-law, Leona (Garth) Bascom, and Chryle (Daryl) Bascom.

Jackie was born in Raymond, Alberta on November 25, 1935. When she was three, her parents moved to Eastend, Saskatchewan where the family grew to seven children. After several years living in town, they bought the ranch and that is where the family was raised. By today’s standards, it might be seen as a “hard” life, with no electricity or running water, but it was a good life. School was the typical one-room schoolhouse; the kids rode horseback four miles each way, (but not uphill both ways.) Jackie went on to graduate from Eastend High School, and from Garbutts Business College in Lethbridge. She worked as a secretary in both Swift Current and Eastend before marrying Bob Wills. They had three sons, Clay, Ed and Clark.

She met Ray Woodward in Lloydminster in 1979. They were sealed in the Cardston Temple for time and eternity in 1980. Ray also had three sons, so though her sons were no longer at home, Jackie was back in the business of raising boys, and she was equal to the task. She loved all her boys, and the daughters-in-law as they were added to the family. Her long wait for girls was answered when the grandchildren began arriving – lots of girls! She was delighted.

Jackie and Ray moved to Lethbridge in 1991 where they have since resided.

Jackie was a dedicated wife, mother and homemaker. She was a great cook (ask about her pies and buns,) and when her great-grandchildren started to come along, she began crocheting and knitting blankets for them. This was a new endeavour for Jackie, but she was determined to “do it right” and the blankets were beautiful. She was a staunch member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and served faithfully and diligently in many callings.

Ray was her rock and the light of her life, and their marriage brought them both great happiness.

The family wish to thank the dedicated doctors, nurses and medical staff who took such good care of Jackie while she was in hospital. We would also like to recognize and thank the many friends who have rallied around Ray and continue to give him loving support.

Friends are invited to visit with the family at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Copperwood Chapel, 9 Keystone Terrace W, Lethbridge, on Saturday, October 23, 2021 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. prior to the service. Due to Covid 19, a Private Family Service will follow at 1:00 p.m. Interment will be held in the Archmount Cemetery.

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