June 16th, 2024

WEDNESDAY, March 02, 2022


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on March 2, 2022.

Laurence William Ferguson

1929 – 2022

Mr. Laurence William Ferguson of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Margaret Ferguson, passed away at Fairmont Extendicare on Monday, February 28, 2022 at the age of 92 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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HARAGA

John (Johnny) passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Health Center on Thursday, February 24, 2022 at the age of 94.

Dad was born in Velka Lubela, Czechoslovakia in 1927. At the age of 3 weeks old, Dad’s father, Izidor immigrated to Canada to work in the coal mines and for the CPR. In 1935 Dad and his mother, Zuzana immigrated to Canada to be reunited with his Father. Dad took his schooling in Skiff and in 1950 attended S.A.I.T. in Calgary to take a welding course. Following that he continued to farm until he retired and moved to Lethbridge in 1999.

A man of simple pleasures with a touch of mischief thrown in. Dad was not a flashy man, and didn’t care to travel. He enjoyed fishing, but most of all he loved farming and driving his favourite 835 Versatile tractor to go summer fallowing with the radio off and a bag of sunflower seeds beside him. Dad loved playing with his grandkids and great-grandkids, which brought a twinkle to his eye and a smirk on his face. Dad will be sadly missed, but fondly remembered.

John is survived by his lovely wife of 69 years, Alice and sister, Helen Whittaker. He is predeceased by his parents Izidor & Zuzana Haraga and brothers Rudy and Arnold.

Father to Joyce Ito (Roy), Brenda Sorge (Tom), Ken Haraga (Trish) and Bob Haraga (Deb); grandfather to Brody, Aubree (Brennon), Cayle (Colleen), Devon (Brock), Erin (Kodie), Carmen (Matt), Linsay (Jason), Tyler (Nancy), Adam, Amanda (Danny) and Austin; great-grandfather to Mila, Ryley, Koji, Tanner, Gavin, Nash, Tate, Tommy, Lucas, Aiden, Ava, Bril, Willah, Gus, Liam and Palmer.

A private family funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 3, 2022 at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME. Dad will be laid to rest at Archmount Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial tributes can be made in John’s name to Diabetes Canada (crm2.diabetes.ca) or the Alzheimer Society of Alberta (alzheimer.ca).

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


BUDDY HELMER

1939 – 2022

Buddy Wayne Helmer born July 1st 1939 passed away at the Chinook regional hospital on February 27th 2022.

He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years Jaci Helmer and his children Kelly Huchala (Jim), Myke, Pat, Bill, Pam Thomas (Chad) and numerous foster children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Predecessed by his mom and dad George and Doris Helmer, Brothers Bob and Darrel Helmer.

Bud was a hard-working family man who was full of wisdom and knowledge. He was quick to offer advice with his no nonsense attitude. And he was a friend like no other. He loved finding antiques and treasures while going to garage sales and auctions with his sons Myke and Pat. He was a collector of many things and had a passion for clocks and pocket watches. He would spend hours tinkering with them and bringing them back to life.


Frances “Franki” Kaupp

1933 – 2022

Mrs. Frances Isabel Kaupp of New Dayton, beloved wife of the late Mr. Howard Kaupp, passed away at home on Thursday, February 24, 2022 at the age of 89 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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Mrs. Joan McDonald

1920 – 2022

Mrs. Joan McDonald of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. William McDonald, passed away at Good Samaritans West Highlands on Monday, February 28, 2022 at the age of 101 years.

Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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Henry Pauls

1930 – 2022

Mr. Henry Nick Pauls of Lethbridge, beloved father of 7 children, passed away peacefully into the arms of his Saviour in the early morning of February 23, 2022, at the age of 91 years.

An Interment will be held at 12:40 pm on Wednesday, March 2, 2022, at the Coaldale Cemetery.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:30 pm on Wednesday, March 2, 2022, at the COALDALE MENNONITE BRETHREN CHURCH, 2316 17th St, Coaldale, with Pastor Gary Burke officiating. A livestream of the service will be available at bit.ly\coaldalemblive

Memorial donations may be made to Wycliffe at wycliffe.ca/give.

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ROBERTS

CAROL JEANNE ROBERTS (née Coverdale) gently passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, February 25, 2022 at the age of 84 years.

Mom was born to Charley and Clara Coverdale on April 3, 1937. She was raised in Foremost, AB. Carol married Brynly Hugh Roberts on July 1, 1955 and together they raised three sons and one daughter. Mom was a people person and loved her time with volunteering with New West Theater for 25 years as the House Manager. Mom brought joy and laughter to everyone that knew her. She was extremely proud of her family and would let everyone know of their accomplishments, always ready to show you grandma’s brag book.

Mom was predeceased by her parents, husband Brynly, daughter-in-law Wanda Roberts, and numerous aunts and uncles. Left to remember Mom are her sisters Isobel and Joyce, brother Dick, children Hugh, Alan, Kelly, and Dianne, and their families.

A special thank you to all of the incredible doctors, nurses, and support people at the Chinook Regional Hospital for all the care they provided to mom.

A Come and Go Reception will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, March 4, 2022 from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M., with a short service at 3:00 P.M. with Patrick Siedlecki officiating.

A Private Family Graveside Service will be held in the Didsbury Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society (cancer.ca)

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


SCOUT

ANITA SCOUT, of Lethbridge, passed away at home, on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at the age of 53 years.

A Family Service and Wake will be held at ST. MARTHA’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 355 Columbia Blvd. West, Lethbridge, AB, on Thursday, March 3, 2022 from 4:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. MARTHA’S CHURCH, on Friday, March 4, 2022 at 12:00 P.M. with Father William Monis celebrating.

Following the Mass, Anita will be laid to rest in St. Mary’s Cemetery on the Blood Reserve.

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Curtis Sparvier

1963 – 2022

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of CURTIS DEAN SPARVIER on Friday, February 18, 2022 in Lethbridge at the age of 59 years.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 6 pm and 8 pm on Wednesday, March 2, 2022, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4th St South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, March 3, 2022, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4th St South Lethbridge, with a luncheon to follow.

For those who wish to watch the service via livestream, please go to https://www.mbfunerals. com/obituary/Curtis-Sparvier and scroll to the bottom of Curt’s obituary.

Flowers are gratefully declined. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation or Canadian Diabetes Foundation.

You are deeply loved and cherished by your whole family Papa Curt.

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SPICER

Dorothy Spicer (nee Vornbrock), wife of the late Ralph Spicer of Creston, BC, passed away peacefully, at the Creston Valley Hospital on Tuesday, February 22, 2022, at the age of 86 years.

Dorothy, the youngest daughter of John and Elizabeth Vornbrock, was born on December 23, 1935, in Lethbridge, AB. Dorothy spent her early years growing up on the family farm helping with daily chores, reading, and writing. After Grade 12, Dorothy went to Calgary to begin her teaching education. After two years of training, Dorothy began her teaching career at Grain Community School and later transferred to Coutts.

To finish her degree Dorothy attended the university of Alberta and later taught in Calgary, Banff, and Lethbridge, AB. After 32 years of teaching, Dorothy retired and moved to the Creston Valley area with her husband, Ralph. Here Dorothy spent the next 30 years enjoying gardening, hobby farming, and taking care of her many dogs and cats.

Dorothy loved to read and throughout her life she read and collected books from a variety of authors. Often Dorothy would reread and would say “there is nothing better than a good book”.

Dorothy will be forever in the hearts of her sister, Mildred Thiessen of Coutts, AB, her nieces Debra (Don), Michelle (Steve), Kelly and her nephews Randy (Joan) and Bruce.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

Until we meet again….

Condolences for the family may be offered at http://www.crestonvalley funeralservices.ca

Funeral Arrangements entrusted to Creston Valley Funeral Services.


Van Driesten

It is with deep sorrow we announce the passing of my dear husband, and our father, Opa, and old Opa, Joe Van Driesten, of Fort Macleod. Born March 20, 1927, passed away February 26, 2022, at the age of 94.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Corrie Van Driesten; children, Elsa (Dennis) Nathe, Andrea (George) Feyter, John (Aleida) Van Driesten, Henry (Leanne Dahl) Van Driesten, Conroy Van Driesten; 18 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren.

Joe is also survived by in-laws, Riek Van Driesten, Aartje Van Middendrop (Evert Vander Weyden), Lientje Beusekom, Eefje Van Middendrop, Rita and Gerald Beekman, Nellie and Jim Chymboryk, Bertha and Walter Rosendal, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Joe is predeceased by parents Martinus and Elizabeth Van Driesten; brothers, Maas Van Driesten, Bill Van Driesten; Parents In-law, Andries and Hendrika Van Middendrop; Sister in-law, Wilma Van Driesten; Brothers’ in-law, Gijs Van Middendrop, Arnold Beusekom, Drees Van Middendrop.

Joe was born in Ede, Netherlands and immigrated to Canada in June of 1948, along with his parents and two brothers. They settled in the Picture Butte area and eventually made their way to south of Fort Macleod where he resided until his passing.

A Condolence Service will be held at 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, March 2, 2022, at Eden’s Funeral Home, 2424 5th Avenue, Fort Macleod, AB.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, March 3, 2022, at the Reformed Congregation of North America in Monarch, AB, with Elder Paul Wander officiating.

Condolences may be sent through http://www.edensfuneralhome.com.


VORNBROCK

LLOYD PAUL VORNBROCK, of Milk River, AB, beloved companion of Delores “Dee” Brown, passed away at the Raymond Health Centre, on Monday, February 28, 2022 at the age of 81 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


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