June 16th, 2024

TUESDAY, April 12, 2022

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on April 12, 2022.


MRS. PATRICIA NORMA AMIES – or Pat – as she was most commonly known – was born in Croydon, Surrey on September 10, 1934 to Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Sercombe. She has one sibling, David (Heather), who is living in Australia, aged 90. Her father Reuben was in the Royal Air Force and was subjected to regular postings. Consequently, Pat attended several schools, notably Worthing High School for Girls and a school in Wilhelmshaven, Germany run by the British military for service children. In October 1953 she enrolled in the London Hospital Physiotherapy School and graduated in 1956 as a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists of England. During her time at the London Hospital, she met, fell in love with and married David, a medical student. Their marriage lasted 65 years until her death.

Pat bore three daughters Sarah (Scott), Caroline and Abigail (Andy) and became the grandmother of Nate (Amma), Mackenzie (Peter), Skye and Katya. Patricia had three great grandchildren, Emmett, Aria, and Enzo.

David’s career took her to Nigeria, Cyprus, Jerusalem, Canada and Australia and their travels enabled her to experience over forty countries. Wherever possible Patricia practised her profession. Pat and David emigrated to Canada in 1974 and became citizens in 1976.

Pat’s hobbies and interests included dancing, choral singing, acting on the stage, quilting, dressage, skiing, water sports of all kinds, cooking, and bridge. Her great love was the theatre, and she took leading roles with several amateur societies. She proved so adept that she took the plunge and secured a number of roles on the professional stage in Edmonton, Calgary, Victoria and Vancouver as well as parts on both radio and television.

Pat’s final years were marred by arthritis and heart ailments. Mercifully her terminal illness was brief.

She died at home in her own bed on Friday April 8, much loved by her husband, family and their cherished pup, Yoshi.

A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 2:00 P.M. with Patrick Siedlecki officiating. The service will be livestreamed and may be accessed via Pat’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.

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

1939 – Fred Ammann – 2022

After a three-week battle with Covid, Fred Ammann passed away on Friday, April 1st, in Medicine Hat, AB. surrounded by his family. Despite being triple vaccinated, with no health issues he died due to this awful disease at the age of 82-years.

Fred was predeceased by his wife, Audrey Ammann; his brothers, Ed, Warner; sister, Gladys and sister -in-law, Ethel. Left to cherish his memory are his sons, Darren (Sarah) and Todd (Elisha). He was known as “World’s Best Grandpa” to Tanner (Erika), Tyler (Kennedy), Grace and Emily.

He will also be sadly missed by his brothers, Art (Cheryl) and Paul (Judy); sister-in-law, Janice (Jimmy) Austin, their families and many friends who loved him dearly.

The Funeral service will be held at the Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede Grounds “Auditorium”, 2055 21 Ave SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1B 1A5 on Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 2:00 pm.

Family and friends are welcome to participate via livestream by logging on to http://www.saamis.com and joining the live webcast on Fred’s memorial page at the above date and time.

A virtual guest book is available on the livestream page for those participating remotely.

Memorial gifts in Fred’s name may be made to Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation, PO Box 460 STN K, Toronto, ON M4P 9Z9.

Condolences may be sent to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Fred Ammann.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATORIUM, “The Chapel in the Park”, Medicine Hat, Alberta. Should you wish any additional information, please telephone 1-800-317-2647.

Wayne Allan Barrows

1964 – 2022

Mr. Wayne Barrows of Coutts, beloved husband of Mrs. Sandra Barrows, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, April 7, 2022 at the age of 57 years.

Friends and family are invited to pay their respects at 10:00 am on Monday April 18, 2022 at PARALLEL CHURCH LETHBRIDGE, 1 Mile East on Highway 3, Lethbridge, Alberta with Pastor Kelly Stickel, officiating.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am, on Monday, April 18, 2022 at PARALLEL CHURCH, LETHBRIDGE, 1 Mile East on Highway 3, Lethbridge, Alberta.

Interment will follow at Milk River Cemetery, Milk River, Alberta.

Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.


June 22, 1940 – April 7, 2022

MAIDRA DOREEN CALDERWOOD, of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Rev. Dr. William “Bill” Calderwood, passed away peacefully at Cedar Creek Assisted Living, on Thursday, April 7, 2022 at the age of 81 years.

Besides her loving husband Bill, Maidra is survived by their three children, Dona-Ruth (Ron) Beyer of Coleman, Chris (Kathleen) Calderwood of Lethbridge, and Scott (Jill) Calderwood of Airdrie as well as her grandchildren, Dain Calderwood, Rachel Beyer, Tannon, Makenna, Connor, and Kaden Calderwood.

She is predeceased by her grandson, Joshua Beyer, her sister, Marjorie Thunberg, and brother Tom Spicer.

Maidra was born on June 22, 1940, to her loving parents, George and Evelyn Spicer of Moose Jaw, SK. She grew up on a farm just outside of Moose Jaw and had fond memories of riding her horse Pearl, to and from school in Tilney. She graduated from Caronport High School in 1957, then attended Full Gospel Bible Institute, Eston, SK, where she met and fell in love with her future husband. She was married to Bill on December 28, 1960, at the Full Gospel Church in Moose Jaw, and they were blessed with three children and a marriage lasting over 61 years. They lived in several locations in SK, then spent two years in London, England, eventually settling in Lethbridge in 1972.

She was a pastor’s wife, mother, and homemaker. She loved music, serving at the church and in the community, and often welcomed people into their home. Maidra is remembered as a loving, kind, patient, and giving person with deep Christian faith.

Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family for a Visitation that will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, from 11:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. Following the visitation, there will be a Graveside Service at MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY, 1210 Scenic Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, at 1:00 P.M. for family and friends.

A Memorial Service celebrating her life will be held at the MIZ CITY CHURCH, 502 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge, AB, when all family members are able to attend, on Saturday May 28, 2022, at 11:00 A.M. with Bishop Daniel Zopoula officiating, with a reception following the service.

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


WILLIAM ALFRED JOHNSON, lovingly known as Bill, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully with his wife Rose Johnson by his side, at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at the age of 91 years.

A Graveside Service will be held on ST. PATRICK’S CEMETERY, 525 – 6 Avenue North, Lethbridge, AB, on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at 1:30 P.M. with Father Kevin Tumback officiating.

A celebration of life will be held later in the summer, details to follow.

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June 12, 1926 – April 10, 2022

LUCILLE ALICE MILLER, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at Legacy Lodge, on Sunday, April 10, 2022 at the age of 95 years.

Mom is survived by her children: Larry & Kathy Canfield and family of Stirling, AB; Lynne & Stewart Orr and family of Edmonton, AB; Patricia & Don Schielke and family of Lethbridge, AB; and Yvonne & Hal Wakelin and family of Lethbridge, AB. She was also Grandma to 15 grandchildren and Great-Grandma to 32 great- grandchildren.

Mom was predeceased by three of her sons, Michael, David and Bruce, who are now together again.

Mom lived a long life and enjoyed many years of travelling in her golden years. Legacy Lodge was Mom’s home for the last ten years and we are so grateful to all the staff for their endless care and kindness to her.

Thank you to Dr. Michael Cunningham for his care and compassion for our mother the past couple of years, and thank you to Pastor Richard Brown of Immanuel Lutheran Church for his spiritual support of many years.

A private Family Memorial for our mom and brother Bruce will be held at a later date.

To send a condolence, please visit


Magnus “Mag” Nelson

1933 – 2022

It is with great sadness the family of Mag Nelson announce his passing in Lethbridge, on Thursday March 24, 2022 at the age of 88 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610, 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta with Reverend Trevor Potter, officiating. To watch the service via livestream, please go to https://www.mbfunerals.com/ obituary/MagnusMag-Nelson and scroll to the bottom of the page.

In lieu of flowers or gifts, please consider making a donation to one of the worthy causes below:

Canadian Cancer Society 1-800-268-8874 (Donate). Connect@cancer.ca

Henderson Lake Junior Golf Program. Office.HLGC @gmail.com

Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.


Joyce Remus, beloved wife of the late Mr. Norman Remus, passed away peacefully on April 10, 2022 at the age of 96.

Funeral Service details will be announced once completed.

To send condolences, please visit http://www.generationsfh.ca

Clare Ross

1922 – 2022

 Clare Binkley Ross, beloved wife of the late James Ross (formerly of Vauxhall), passed away peacefully in Nelson, British Columbia on Friday, April 8, 2022 at the age of 99 years.

 Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Friday, April 15, 2022 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.

 The funeral service will be held at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Saturday, April 16, 2022 at 1:00 P.M. Burial to follow at the Vauxhall Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.

 Clare will be lovingly remembered by her sons Bruce Ross of both Vauxhall and Balfour, British Columbia and James Ross Jr. of Kaslo, British Columbia; by her grandchildren, her twin granddaughters Margaret (Dean) Myles and Melissa Clifford, John Ross, James Ross, Rachel (Trevor) Colligan and by her one and only great grandson, Jackie-James Pilipishen.

 She was predeceased by her husband James, brother Robert, sister Joan, daughter Heather, daughter-in-law Shelley, grandsons Jeremy and Dane and by a niece, Valerie.

 Clare was born on November 13, 1922 in Edmonton. She married the love of her life, James Andrew Ross on February 14, 1946 in Edmonton, then moved to Vauxhall to farm. They had three children Heather, Bruce and James Jr.

 The family moved to Nelson, British Columbia and purchased the Royal Hotel in 1963 and then returned to their Vauxhall farm in 1973.

 The Ross’ enjoyed traveling, with numerous trips to England and Scotland, Eastern Canada, Hawaii and a Caribbean cruise. They spent their retirement residing between Arizona and Balfour, British Columbia and made Balfour their permanent residence in 2000.

 If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Clare’s name may be made directly to the Make a Wish Foundation of Canada (Southern Alberta Chapter) Suite 4, 2308 – 24 Street SW, Calgary, Alberta T2T 5H8 (http://www.makeawish.ca).

 Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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