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By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on November 26, 2022.

TOWLE, ALICE TOWLE, Alice Lorraine (nee Uglem) March 7, 1919 – Swift Current, SK November 13, 2022 – Calgary, AB The families of Alice Lorraine Towle wish Alice a joyous new beginning with her husband of sixty-three years, Bill, her sister Agnes and brothers Clarence and Ralph. Alice passed away on Sunday, November 13th, 2022, at the champion age of 103 years and 8 months.
Her life was one of creativity, strength, and achievement. She was a nurse, an artist, a hat designer, a secretary, and a leader just to name a few of her achievements. Alice and Bill traveled extensively enjoying Scandinavia, Europe, Hawaii, and Taiwan.
Alice leaves a daughter, Diana (Murray) Lowick of Calgary, AB, and a son Ray (Bonnie) Towle of Red Hook, NY to carry on the family traditions for her grandchildren, Jeffrey (Aly) Pain, Tania (Sam) Wong, Kari (Bill) Stinehart, Marta Towle, Christina (Spencer) Kroll, and Britta (Rowan) Morris as well as eight great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind our special family friends, Troy Fuller, Tina Block, Shidy Didsbury and her daughter Romina.
Her legacy to all is to deal with what life deals you with faith, strength, and determination.
At Alice’s request, there will be no service. Cremation will be followed by a scattering of her ashes on the prairie near Swift Current where she was born. To honor Alice please consider a donation to your local Veteran’s Food Bank
We cannot thank the Chinook Care Center staff enough for the exemplary care, dignity, and compassion that Alice and her family received over the past fourteen months.
You may wish to email your family and friends to let them know that the above obituary may be viewed online at: http://www.calgarycrematorium.com
MCCAUGHERTY, Carla MCCAUGHERTY Carla Glori McCaugherty died peacefully in Calgary on Friday, November 4, 2022 at the age of 57 years. She is survived by her loving and devoted partner, Ed Bourassa, and sisters Dawn and Kristi (Glenn Van Buuren).
Carla was born in Lethbridge and raised on the family farm in the riverbottom west of the city. She attended Coalhurst Elementary School, and Hamilton Jr. High and LCI in Lethbridge. A voracious reader, her interests were wide and varied and while studying philosophy at the University of Lethbridge, she enjoyed working on The Meliorist. She loved all animals but especially horses and cats. For many years she was a member of the Hilltoppers Gymkhana Club in the Bend and competed with her horse Taffy at many shows in southern Alberta and BC. In 1981, she was crowned Alberta High School Rodeo Queen and traveled to Wyoming to compete internationally.
After university she moved to Calgary and at the age of 21 purchased her house, from which she moved only last year. She worked her way up to managing a Whitespot Restaurant before moving to Nova Chemicals, first as a temp and then in the HR department. For many years she was a beauty consultant for Mary Kay skincare, enjoying the professional and personal opportunities the company supported and she continually used and gifted the products. An excellent baker, for many years Christmas also meant the gift of Carla’s wonderful fruit cakes, well doused with liquor.
In 1999, Carla was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Over the years, as MS restricted her freedom and stole from her the ability to walk, write, see and move, she retained her dignity and sense of humour to the end, as she fought the ravages of this disease.
There will be no service as per Carla’s wishes and immediate family will have a private event at a later date to celebrate her life. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the MS Society of Canada or the Alberta SPCA.

HULLEY, Betty Ann In loving memory of Hulley, Betty Ann (nee Wheeler) September 29, 1934 – October 17, 2022 Our beautiful Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Betty Ann Hulley, passed away suddenly in the arms of her daughter, Maureen, in Penticton BC, the afternoon of Monday October 17, 2022.
Born at Haven Hill Hospital, Penticton BC, she lived her early childhood years in Penticton and Lethbridge Alberta, graduating from Penticton High School in 1952. She worked for Alberta Government Telephone, Peoples Jewellers and Penticton Regional Hospital (front desk reception).
Mom was a private person content in her own company but she always made time for PD James, Maeve Binchy, Sade, Rod Stewart and many others. An avid viewer of the Knowledge Network and NCIS (but only the Mark Harmon NCIS!) she blithely ignored phone calls. When she could be persuaded to leave her cozy home she surprised herself and actually enjoyed family gatherings and outings with her dear friends. Sassy interactions with grandchildren highlighted every get together. Grandson Thomas always said, “Granny’s the best!” Mom was not openly affectionate unless you were her grandchild or great grandchild; they had a direct path to her heart. We, her children and dear friends, had a curvier path but in the end we always came away with a hug and “I love you.”
Mom was meticulous and precise in both speech and appearance. She had a sharp tongue, quick wit and did not suffer fools gladly. She did not consider herself old and often referred to her generation as “old farts.” Patience was definitely not a virtue and woe was you if you were stuck in a lineup with her. More often than naught daughter Maureen’s hissed reminders of, “behave yourself”, were gleefully ignored. But what can I say, that was Mom!
Mom’s one true indulgence was travel beginning in 1954 when she and best friend Lois Sallows travelled to the Island of Oahu for an unforgettable two week vacation. The Hawaiian Islands were mom’s favourite place to travel and over the years she shared this love with her family and friends, making Hawaii a special place for us all. Mom also travelled to New York, Indonesia, China, Japan, Israel, Palestine, Egypt, Turkey, Italy and Greece. She saved postcards, ticket stubs, pamphlets and currency from all of her adventures. Travel truly was mom’s passion in life.
Remembered with so much love by her 6 children, 15 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Children: Lynn Hulley Calgary AB, Maureen Hulley Penticton BC, Chris Hulley (Shannon) Fort MacLeod AB, Patricia Woodall (Jay) Goodfare AB, Bridgett Taylor (Keith) Calgary AB, Cheryl White Edmonton AB Grandchildren: Brenna (Sean), Garrett; Scott (Crystal), Ross (Kait), Thomas (Kristina); Jacqueline (Joey), Jamie (Brad); Candace (Kevin), Catherine (Dave), Carrie, Coleen; Allisa (Michael), Collin (Kendall); Zachary (Alysha), Nicholas (Desiree) Great Grandchildren: Olivia (John), Liam, Wyatt, Kingston, Everleigh; Mason, Charlotte, Matilda, Connor, Reid; Gracie, Kenzie, Zoey, Nolan; Madison, Mia, Ashley, Macey, Delilah, Kade; Evie and Riley Also missed and remembered by: Sons-in-law, Robert Walls and Richard Lorne White; Janice Walls and dear friends, Judy, Lynda and Sara.
Mom was predeceased by her father; George Harold Wheeler (1905-1964) Wheeler/Byers, Record/Kelliher clans of Peterborough Ontario and her mother, Susan Kregosky (1899-1992) Kregosky/Salansky clans of Lethbridge AB and Pennsylvania USA Former husband, Victor Segrave Hulley (1929-2020) Sons-in-law; Allan Sather (1950-2014) and Timothy Osmund Taylor (1957-2022).
We will take one last trip together, to rest finally in Maui. May you have peace and tranquility in the sunrises, sunsets and gentle winds. We will see you again Mom, somewhere over the rainbow. Held forever in our hearts and memories.
Cremation has taken place. Celebration of Life will take place in Penticton BC, spring 2023 and Maui, spring 2024.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Charity of your choice. Mom had a special place in her heart for Penticton Regional Hospital Maternity and Pediatric Wards and BC SPCA
Condolences, photos and memories may be shared with the family by visiting Betty Ann’s obituary page at http://www.everdenrust.com
VERHOEVENWEARESADDENEDTOLETYOUK VERHOEVEN We are saddened to let you know that Ed Verhoeven passed away on November 14, 2022 in Lethbridge.
Our heartfelt thanks to Piyami Lodge in Picture Butte, Legacy Lodge and Lethbridge Regional Hospital for the wonderful care he received.
– The Verhoeven Families
BEACH, Simon SIMON BEACH Jul. 15, 1952 – Nov. 14, 2022 Simon Beach, brother, uncle, and friend, passed away peacefully after a prolonged battle with cancer on November 14, 2022, in Nanaimo, B.C.
Simon, known in his childhood in Edmonton as Gordon Kenneth Clarke, spent many happy years in Lethbridge after moving there to work for CFCN television as a cameraman, and, later, as the owner/operator of The Discory music store. Although Simon left Lethbridge to spend a few years in Kelowna and Vancouver, he was eventually drawn back to Lethbridge to work in the oil and gas sector. Simon moved to Nanaimo nine years ago, where he could enjoy mild weather while riding his motorcycle and electric bike, and snorkeling at his favourite beach. His other favourite pastimes were playing guitar, listening to music, and socializing with friends and family. While Simon loved his time in Nanaimo, he did miss the good friends, former colleagues, and family members from Lethbridge, Edmonton, Kelowna, and Vancouver.
Simon had stated his preference that there be no funeral service and that his ashes be spread in Nanaimo on a sunny, warm day next spring.

TROCKSTAD, Bruce BRUCE TROCKSTAD 1943 – 2022 Mr. Bruce Trockstad of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Shirley Trockstad, passed away peacefully in his home on Sunday, November 20, 2022 at the age of 79 years.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, December 3, 2022 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.
To watch the service via livestream, please go to https://www.mbfunerals.com/obituary/Bruce-Trockstad and scroll to the bottom of the obituary page.
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JOHNSON, Valerie VALERIE JOHNSON (GRAMLICH) 1954 – 2022 Valerie passed through her gate to heaven on Tuesday, November 22, 2022, surrounded by family. Since her diagnosis she has celebrated her life over many shared meals, “do you remembers”, laughs, a little bridge, lots of tears, and a fiftieth anniversary.
Friends and family gave us the support we needed through this part of her end-of-life journey.
To cherish the legacy of her love; Valerie leaves behind her husband of 50 years Jerry, sons Richard (Barbara), Jacob (Tracey), Adam (Tami) and her very special grand daughter Eden.
We wish to sincerely thank the palliative team, home care and MAiD, for the empathy and compassion they shared with us throughout this difficult time.
Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.
A private family Inurnment will be held at Mountain View Cemetery.
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CHIPMAN, Dan CHIPMAN Dan LeRoy Chipman, beloved husband of the Late Myrna Chipman passed away on November 25, 2022 at the age of 86 years.
To view the funeral details please go to the Salmon and Sons website.
To send a condolence, please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca
OYE, Ruby RUBY OYE 1930 – 2022 Mrs. Ruby Oye of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Tatsumi “Richard” Oye, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Monday, November 21, 2022, at the age of 92 years,
Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.
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EK, Catherine EK CATHERINE “KAY” EK (née Ell), passed away peacefully at Fairmont Extendicare, on Monday, November 21, 2022 at the age of 94 years.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, November 26, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback celebrating. The Memorial Mass will be livestreamed and may be viewed on Kay’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com
LITTLE BEAR, Misty LITTLE BEAR MISTY LITTLE BEAR, of the Blood Reserve, passed away on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at the age of 43 years.
A Candlelight Service will be held at Delsey Healy’s residence (130 – 5 Street, Cardston, AB), on Sunday, November 27, 2022 at 4:00 PM.
Arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com
RUPPERT, Anna Anna Marie Ruppert, Feb. 11, 1926 – Nov. 20, 2022 Anna Marie Ruppert (nee. Chase) passed away in her sleep at the Sunny South Lodge in Coaldale on November 20, 2022.
She was born in Woodstock, N.B. and there she married Pete Ruppert on November 1, 1942. As she said, “He went to Europe on our honeymoon.” When he returned from WWII in 1945, they began raising their family in Woodstock. In 1949, they moved west settling in Lomond, AB. There they raised their five children.
Anna was an active volunteer with many organizations such as Village Happenings, Lomond Sunshine Drop-in, Vulcan Legion and the Anglican and Lutheran Churches. As the children grew, she became the Assistant Post Mistress in Lomond.
When she and Pete retired, they traveled across Canada many times and loved camping at Williams Lake with the family. She later moved to the Sunny South Lodge in Coaldale. She served on many committees and especially enjoyed outings, crafts, bingo, and knitting.
She is survived by four children, Margaret (Don) Zuba, Frank (Marion) Ruppert, Erich (Carol) Ruppert and Marie (Bill) Moskal. Her ten grandchildren were her greatest joy. Veronica (Tyson) Ormann, Trevor (Angie) Zuba, Michelle (Arne) Gjerlaug, Lorie Ruppert, Quentin (Shannon) Ruppert, Steven (Vanessa), Peter (Arianna) Ruppert, Chad (Suzanne) Moskal, Cody Moskal, and Sean (Lanette) Moskal all enjoyed many holidays and remember being spoiled by Grandma. She also had fourteen great-grandchildren and two great, great-grandchildren.
Anna was predeceased by her husband Peter Stephen Ruppert, as well as her son William in 1975. Her parents Wallace and Isadora Chase and all her siblings have passed.
Charitable donations can be made to the Lomond Sunshine Drop-in Centre or a charity of your choice.
Our thanks to the staff at Sunny South for eleven years of care. Many people went above and beyond in the last few months.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Evergreen Cremation Services.
A Memorial Service will be held in the spring as Mom hated winter, any errors on omissions are mine (Marj Zuba).

PETERSON, Robert ROBERT “TED” PETERSEN 1943 – 2022 Mr. Robert “TED” Petersen of Lethbridge went to be with his Heavenly Father on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, at the age of 79 years.
Ted is survived by his children Matthew Petersen & Rebecca “Becca” Anderson (Petersen); grandchildren Jarah & Beau Anderson; brother Douglas Petersen (Myrna); as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families.
He was predeceased by his parents Thorvald & Ida Petersen.
Family and friends are invited to attend an Interment at 11:00 am on Thursday, December 1, 2022 at MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY, 1210 Scenic Dr S, Lethbridge, Alberta.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, December 1, 2022 at REVIVAL OF CANADA CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES, 1220 23rd Ave, Coaldale, Alberta.
Flowers are gratefully declined. In lieu of flowers and in memory of Ted, donations may be made to the family to help with funeral expenses by going to the go fund me page.
https://www.gofundme.com/f/robert-theodore-pedersen-ted?utm_source=messenger
1 Corinthians 15:42-44 So will it be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable; it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power; and it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body.
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