June 25th, 2024

WEDNESDAY, February 9, 2022

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on February 9, 2022.

Robert “Bob” Bannab

1959 – 2022

Mr. Robert “Bob” Earle Bannab of Coaldale, beloved husband, father, son, uncle brother and friend, passed away after a lengthy illness on Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at the age of 62 years.

To honor Bob, we are having a gathering for him at his favourite place- The Coaldale Arena.

A Celebration of Bob’s Life will be held from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, on Thursday, February 10, 2022, at the COALDALE SPORTSPLEX, 1213 20th Ave, Coaldale, Alberta.

Please be advised that the REP Program will be in effect, so if you plan on attending you will need to provide your QR Code and follow social distancing guidelines.

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ANTONIA BISCAGLIA, beloved wife of the late Mariano “Mario” Biscaglia, passed away peacefully at St. Therese Villa on Sunday, February 6, 2022 at the age of 91 years.

A Funeral Mass will be held at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH (604 13th Street N, Lethbridge, AB) on Saturday, February 12, 2022, at 1:00 PM, with Father Kevin Tumback celebrating.

Due to Covid restrictions, seating is limited. Please RSVP your attendance to Cornerstone at 403-381-7777 or care@ cornerstonefh.ca.

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Ronald “Ron” Dorren

1933 – 2022

Ronald Stewart Dorren who finally succumbed to a ten year battle with cancer died peacefully with his loving wife and family by his side in his 89th year on Monday, February 7th, 2022.

He was a man of gentle heart, many talents and interests, great determination and ingenuity, a visionary with considerable worldly and technical intellect, beloved by his family and friends. He will be widely remembered for his quick wit and wonderful sense of humour always able to make those around him laugh, or come up with a quip to break the tension of a situation.

Ron was born on the 8th day of October 1933 in Lethbridge. He completed his primary and secondary education in Lethbridge and Calgary, achieving the Masters Certificate in Electrical Contracting. In 1955 he married his sweetheart and lifelong partner Betty and together they raised their family of three in Lethbridge.

Ron accomplished many things throughout his life. From his earliest days his legion of ideas and entrepreneurial spirit enriched his daily childhood life building things to sell and repairing bicycles to name a few. He had a love affair with the internal combustion engine firstly buying and customizing by his own hand and to his own specifications several cars, muscle, racing and show. In their early years, both before and after their marriage, Ron and Betty travelled with their friends all around Western Canada and the Western United States to compete in stock car racing, drag races, sports car races and car shows. This passion formed lifetime bonds and continued through the years with sports cars, boats, trucks, motorbikes and motorcycles, you name it and he knew about it. He loved tinkering with and fixing things nothing being too complicated, loved gadgets and all new inventions. He would reminisce back to the days when he and Betty were starting out and were ‘poor as church mice’.

In 1967 along with Betty he formed Dorren Electric Ltd. which is still in operation today some 50 plus years later, where his technical and innate knowledge and expertise allowed their company to become highly reputable and responsible for many high tier projects including large gas plants, commercial plants, hospitals, apartment buildings, etc. around Western Canada. In 1979 he started Dorren Industries Ltd. a heavy equipment contracting company responsible for, among others, government projects installing thousands of kilometers of underground telephone and gas lines using all types of heavy equipment throughout Western Canada. Simultaneously In 1980 they formed Dorr Developments Ltd. constructing office and warehouse buildings as rental properties to provide for the retirement years. He was a trusted and respected employer and competitor always conscious of how any decision he made would affect his staff. Ron touched many lives, forged many lifelong associations based on trust and respect and will be cherished for his kind spirit, humour and generosity.

Outside of his businesses his many interests took him on scores of journeys both inward and outward travelling extensively for work during his working years and also after, he loved experiencing new places. The Whitefish condo, slopes at Big Mountain and Whitefish Lake hosted numerous days of family bonding and cherished gatherings with friends. Hawaii and Arizona became favorite destinations where he and Betty spent many wonderful years forming precious memories, with their family and friends as well as many trips in his ‘special’ GMC motorhome travelling throughout Canada and the U.S. Never one to sit idle on retirement he learned to play golf and spent many happy hours with his buddies on the golf course, hunting with his sons and grandchildren plus a myriad of other hobbies and activities. He was the bedrock on which the family was founded and he worked very hard to achieve the world for his children and grandchildren. He felt grateful to have been blessed with family who meant everything to him and his favourite occasions were spending time with them all whether on a family vacation or getting together for a family meal.

Ron was predeceased by his father and mother John and Isabelle (Isa) Dorren and sister and brother in law Joan and Rex Johnson.

Left with cherished memories are Betty his beloved wife of 66 years, his children and grandchildren Rhonda Dorren, Travis (Pamela) Goldfeldt, Brice (Lisa) Goldfeldt, Brad Dorren, Brittany Dorren and Ashley Dorren, Murray (Lorry) Dorren, Sarah (Liam) Plunkett, Brayden Dorren and Kolby Dorren and Great Grandchildren Jake Goldfeldt and Lyla and Brexton Plunkett.

A private family Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 pm, on Thursday, February 17, 2022. The family asks those who wish, to watch the service VIA livestream by going to https://www.fhwebsites.org/YMB/obituary/RonaldRon-Dorren

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DELPHINE EAGLE SPEAKER, passed away on February 2, 2022 in Lethbridge, AB at the age of 56 years. The Wake Service will be held on Wednesday, February 9 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at Streets Alive, Lethbridge and continuing at White Calf Hall, Stand Off from 8:00 – 11:00 pm.

The Funeral Service will take place at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Thursday, February 10 at 11:00 am. (Due to COVID restrictions the service will be limited to 50 people). Interment to follow at St. Catherine’s Cemetery.

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


Gary Lee Evans died on February, 7, 2022, at the age of 91. Gary was born in Medicine Hat in 1930 but spent most of his life in Lethbridge.

Gary was involved in many ventures, including co-founding independent trucking companies and Lakeside Feeders in Brooks. Gary loved the road, travelling millions of miles during his lifetime driving trucks, buses, and motorcycles. After a week of driving hundreds of miles, he would often relax by taking a day long road trip. After Gary retired from the road, he enjoyed working on a farm operating combines, and he took up bicycling, riding dozens of miles on any given day. Gary was also an aficionado all types of aircraft, most notably WWII era airplanes.

Gary is survived by his sisters, Gail Wilfley and Shirley Evans; sons, Rick (Rebecca) and Kirk (Carol) Evans; grandchildren Nicole (Evan) Sarkisian and Mackenzie, Kelsey and Alexander Evans, and great-grandsons, Liam and Logan Sarkisian.

Ben Groothuis

1932 – 2022

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Husband, Dad and Grandpa. Ben passed away peacefully at Chinook Regional Hospital, on February 2, 2022 at the age of 89 years.

A private family Funeral Service will be held.

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LENARD WESLEY MOORMAN, beloved husband of Doris Ann Moorman of Stirling, passed away peacefully at home, on Sunday, February 6, 2022 at the age of 63 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced once completed.

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Joan Muriel Morgan passed away on February 2, 2022 at the age of 94. She leaves her loving husband of 49 years William (Bill) Morgan and her daughters Karen (David) Carter and Joanne Compton as well as six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her son, Martin Compton and great- granddaughter Nora Demarty.

Joan was a school teacher in Lethbridge for many years and enjoyed curling and golfing at Henderson Lake. Joan and Bill had many lovely holidays in Hawaii and Mexico through the years. Joan was a wonderful mother and devoted gramma and great-grandmother and will be dearly missed by her extended family and many friends. The family wishes to thank Home Care and the staff of Edith Cavell for their excellent care.

A family gathering will be held at a later date.

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Margaret Osecki

1924 – 2022

  Margaret Louise Osecki (nee Towle) passed away in Taber on Friday, February 4, 2022 at the age of 97 years.

  Margaret will be privately remembered by her family at private committal service that will take place at Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com [1].

  Margaret is survived by her daughters Barbara (Roy) Douglas of Taber and Wendy (Brent) Teske of St. Albert; four grandchildren Jennifer (Abe), Danny, Matthew (Alexis) and Christopher (Taylor); three great grandchildren Donovan (Chelsey), Spencer (Dalton) and Elizabeth and one great great grandson Titus. She is also survived by her sister Joyce Bezruki of Calgary and brother Jerry Towle of Edmonton, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

  She was predeceased by her husband of seventy four years, Harry; parents Alfred and Charlotte Towle; siblings William, Charles, Don and Elanor; sisters-in-law Lois Bartlett, Doreen, Loretta and Sheila Towle, Joan Osecki; brothers-in-law John Bezruki, Bill Osecki and Dick Bartlett.

  Margaret moved to Ontario during the war years, working in a munitions’ factory in support of the war effort. Following her time in Ontario she returned to Lethbridge where she looked after her younger brothers and sisters. Lethbridge is where she met the love of her life, Harry. They were married August 2, 1946 and remained in Lethbridge most of their lives. She enjoyed knitting, reading and frequently getting together with her neighbours, Ann and Aki for coffee. Margaret was an excellent cook and made the best homemade bread and buns imaginable.

Harry was known for his garden, and Margaret for the canning and pickling from everything Harry picked. Margaret was also active in the Lethbridge First United Church where she devoted much of her time. She thoroughly enjoyed trips to Great Falls with Harry and picnics at Little Bow with her brother and sister and their spouses.

  A special thank you to Dr. Yawney, the staff at Linden View Care Home and Taber Home Care for the excellent care provided to Harry and Margaret.

   Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone:

(403) 223-8778.

Donna Ott

1944 – 2022

Mrs. Donna Ott of Coalhurst, beloved wife of Mr. Lloyd Ott, passed away at home on Sunday, February 6, 2022 at the age of 77 years.

Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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CARLEE RIDDLE, of Fort Macleod, passed away at home on Sunday, February 6, 2022 at the age of 22 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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RONALD N SOMMERFELDT, beloved husband of Jesse Sommerfeldt, passed away on Saturday, February 5, 2022 at home, at the age of 71 years.

Friends and Family are invited to meet the family on Thursday, February 10, 2022 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home, 703 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge and on Friday, February 11, 2022 at the church from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service.

A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, February 11, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, West Stake Centre, 560 Highlands Blvd West, Lethbridge with Bishop Lance Toly officiating.

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Gus Teerling

1935 – 2022

Mr. Gus Teerling of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Betty Teerling, passed away at home on Monday, February 7, 2022 at the age of 86 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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FLORIA “ANNE” VALIN, beloved wife of the late Arthur “Art” Valin, passed away peacefully at St. Therese Villa, on Thursday, February 3, 2022, at the age of 85 years.

Anne was born April 28, 1936, in Flos, Ontario, where she grew up on a farm with her two brothers, Allen Richardson (deceased) and James Richardson. When she was young, she met Frank Jacklin, whom she later married. They moved to Shaughnessy, Alberta, where they started to attend The Church of God regularly. When Frank passed away on August 29, 2003, Anne moved to Lethbridge. There she met Arthur (Art) Valin, and they were married on June 9, 2010, until his passing on February 26, 2015.

Anne loved growing plants, gardening, knitting, rug-hooking and reading. She was a noticeably quiet and private person, and had an incredibly soft heart towards animals, especially cats.

Anne will be missed by her friends in her church and Frank’s grandson Angus (Wendy) Jacklin in Ontario.

A Graveside Service will be held at ROYAL VIEW CEMETERY, 5920 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, February 11, 2022 at 11:00 A.M.

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STUART FREDERICK WILCOCKS, beloved husband of Doreen Wilcocks, passed away peacefully at the St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit on Monday, February 7, 2022 at the age of 91 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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