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TUESDAY, December 7, 2021

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on December 7, 2021.


JULIE GILES passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 2, 2021 at St. Therese Villa with her husband, David and family by her side.

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January 9, 1961 – November 22, 2021

On Monday, November 22, 2021 Mr. William Robert Orr of Lethbridge, Alberta passed away at the age of 60 years.

A Graveside Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 9, 2021 at Archmount Cemetery, 2650 Westside Drive W. Lethbridge.

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Pete Small Legs, passed away on November 29, 2021, at the age of 42 years.

Pete is survived by Jody Warrior, Calvin and Linda Small Legs and his children; Jayce, Blake, Haley, Cleve and Amya.

A Wake service will be held between 6:00 P.M. Wednesday December 8, 2021 till Friday at Jody Warriors Residence (there will be a red flag at Rge Rd 282 signally proper turn off).

A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Friday December 10, 2021, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church. Brocket, AB. Interment to follow at Brocket Cemetery.

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VANESSA SPEARCHIEF, passed away in Lethbridge, AB on November 19, 2021 at the age of 30 years. A Wake Service will be held at White Calf Hall, Stand Off on Thursday, December 9 from 7:00 – 11:00 pm. The Funeral Service will be held at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Friday, December 10 at 11:00 am with Father Pawel Andrasz officiating. Interment to follow at Blood Band Cemetery, Blood Reserve, AB.

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SVEINSON, Keith Reginald

May 20, 1931 – Innisfail, Alberta

November 25, 2021 – Calgary, Alberta

  It is with deep sadness that we       announce the passing of Keith      Sveinson on Wednesday, November 25, 2021 at the age of 90 years.

  Keith, and his twin brother Kenneth, were born at Innisfail, Alberta May 20, 1931 to Violet Sveinson (nee Cook), and Waldemar John Sveinson. The twins and older brother, Allan, were raised on the family farm one mile south of the Icelandic village of    Markerville.

  Keith graduated from the University of Alberta with a B.Sc. degree         (Agriculture) in 1957 and became a professional Agrologist. His career spanned more than 45 years, most as Manager of Agricultural Banking       Services for RBC in Alberta. Keith also had farmland near Cochrane and raised Simmental cattle. He loved his time on the farm and spent          countless hours there.

  Keith married his high school sweetheart, Edna Holt, December 7, 1957, and they were married nearly 62 years before Edna’s passing November 24, 2019. Until March of this year he continued to live in the home in      University Heights where he and Edna had raised their family and          developed life-long friendships.

  Music was always part of his life and in his retirement years, he was a member of the Stampede City Chorus. His barbershop quartet, Close     Encounters, was an award-winning group competing in local, regional and international competitions.

  People, community and connection were most important to our Dad. He brought people together, was an amazing host and had a wonderful caring heart.

  Keith and Edna are survived by their three children, Bryan (Sandra), Jill (Murray dec.), and John (Jody); five grandchildren, Dana (Riley), Stefan, Rachel, Colton, and Taneson; and great-granddaughter Reyndis.

  Thank you to the staff at StayWell Manor, Foothills Hospital and Agape Hospice for the loving care and support given to Dad during the past few months.

  A private family service will be held. There will be a Celebration of Keith’s Life at a later date.

  Condolences, memories and photos may be shared and viewed on Keith’s expanded obituary at If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Salvation Army (Agape Hospice), 1731 29th Street SW Calgary, AB T3C 1M6, or online at

  In living memory of Keith Sveinson, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area.


MARIA (RIET) TERSTEEG, beloved wife of Arie Tersteeg, passed away peacefully surrounded by family, at the Sunny South Lodge in Coaldale, on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at the age of 88 years.

Besides her husband, she will be missed by her children: John (Angeline), Lorena (Jay), Angela (George), Jeannette (Bryce), Pauliene (Steve), Patricia (Mark) and Michael (Debbie); twenty grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She is also survived by five of her twelve siblings who live around the world.

A private Prayer Service will be held on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at 7:00 P.M. and a private Funeral Mass celebrated on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. with Father Ian Gagne celebrating. Both the Prayer Service and Funeral Mass will be live streamed and recorded, and may be accessed via Maria’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.

Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery in Lethbridge.

In memory of Maria, donations may be made to your local food bank.

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GORDON B. THIELEN, of Milk River, passed away peacefully at home, on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at the age of 92 years.

A private Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. with Father Salvador Ahumada celebrating. The Mass will be livestreamed and may be accessed via Gordon’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.

Gordon will be laid to rest in the Allerston Cemetery.

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CELESTE ZEINSTRA, passed away peacefully with John, her loving husband of 47 years and her son Roger by her side, at the St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit, on Monday, December 14, 2020 at the age of 66 years.

Interment will be held at the IRON SPRINGS CEMETERY, Iron Springs, AB on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Tim Boyle officiating.

For those who wish to make a donation in her memory, please consider the Alberta Cancer Foundation, 700-10123 99 St. NW., Edmonton, AB T5J 9Z9.

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