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By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on January 26, 2023.

ARMSTRONG, David ARMSTRONG It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of David Andrew Armstrong at the Palliative Care unit at St. Michael’s Care Center on January 19, 2023 at the age of 79 years.
David was born on February 23, 1943, in Vulcan, AB, second child of Earl and Alberta Armstrong. He and his siblings were raised in Lomond, AB. David joined the R.C.A.F. and served for 5 years before returning to the Lomond area where he farmed for over 40 years. He retired from farming and relocated to Lethbridge in 2011.
David’s passions were family and farming. He had a strong work ethic and believed in doing everything to the best of his ability. He had a great sense of humor and was always joking around and teasing someone. David enjoyed attending his children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events immensely. He loved socializing with friends and appreciated his many camping trips over the years with his friends and family. He enjoyed travelling and just missed his 60th Anniversary cruise with his family this past December.
Besides his loving wife Marjorie, David is survived by his children – Earl (Joanne) Armstrong, Christine (Tim) Nelson, Jennifer (Brad) Robinson, his grandchildren – Mianna (Garrett) Gilmore, Shawn (Emily) Armstrong, Danielle, Sarah and Tianna Nelson, Kiarra and Brooke Robinson, great grandchild – Dylan Armstrong, his brother – Les (Debbie) Armstrong and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents – Earl and Alberta Armstrong and his sister – Lillian Hughes.
Funeral Service will be held Friday, February 3, 2023 at 1:30 pm at Vulcan United Church, Sue MacDonald, D.M. officiating. Interment Vulcan Cemetery.
The family wishes to thank all of the wonderful Doctors and nurses in the Lethbridge and Calgary ICU as well as in St. Michael’s Palliative Care Center.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada,119 14 St NW #100, Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6.
Arrangements in care of Vulcan Funeral Home Telephone 1-403-485-2633 E-mail condolences through http://www.vulcanfuneralhome.ca
BAGLEY, Parley
BAGLEY Parley Gerald Bagley passed away peacefully at Capitol Hill Senior Living in Salt Lake City Sunday, Jan. 21, 2023, at the age of 95.
Parley was born in Fairview, Wyoming on September 7, 1927. He was born the fifth child to Parley Eugene and Vera Crapo Bagley and preceded in death by both parents and all of his siblings, Dale, Joseph (Red), Ruby, Rene, and Cheryl. Parley grew up in Fairview, Wyoming located in his beloved Star Valley. There he learned to farm and nurtured an appreciation for all things outdoors. Camping, hunting, and fishing were a common activity that he carried throughout his life. It was through these experiences that Parley learned how to work hard, be frugal and build or make anything out of what was on hand.
In addition to learning how to work hard at a young age, Parley had natural artistic talent. His paintings and drawings have populated the homes of his family and friends for decades. Parley was an author of a published book of poems titled Close to Hymn. In addition to these talents, Parley taught himself how to play the guitar, fiddle, and harmonica. He even acted as an extra in a movie, The Far Horizons, staring Charlton Heston in 1955.
Parley was a cowboy at heart. He was drawn to vast open spaces as well as large mountain ranges owning multiple ranches in British Columbia and Alberta, Canada. It was on those farms and ranches that he and his wife Pearl raised their two sons teaching them the value of hard work, perseverance and serving others. Nearing retirement years, Parley and Pearl sold the ranch and relocated to Logan, Utah to be closer to the Bagley family. Parley was a patriot who loved the United States and often spoke of its important place in history. Because of this sense of duty, he served in the Army during the Korean Conflict stationed overseas and returned honorably after fulfilling his service to his country.
While all of these adventures, ranches and service to his country in part defined Parley, how he would wish to be remembered is by his example of unwavering faith. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Parley served in numerous callings but talked most often of being a mission leader. Parley and Pearl were married for 50 years before her death in 2017. They were sealed for time and all eternity in the Cardston, Alberta LDS Temple. Parley is survived by his two sons Gary (Briana) of Pocatello, Blaine (Aracely) of Salt Lake City along with numerous nieces and nephews. Also left to mourn his loss are four granddaughters, three step grandchildren, six great-granddaughters and one great-grandson.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on January 26th, at Allen-Hall Mortuary, 34 E Center St. Logan, Utah. A viewing will be held at the same location from 6 to 8 p.m. at Allen-Hall Mortuary, on January 25th and prior to the services from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Interment will take place in the Fairview, Wyoming, Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.allenmortuaries.net
LUIMES, Margaret MARGARET LUIMES 1948 – 2023 It is with sadness that we announce the passing Margaret Gaitske Luimes of Lethbridge, and it is with joy that heaven welcomes her. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister passed away peacefully at home after a battle with cancer on January 22, 2023 at the age of 74 years. She will be missed but we know her voice has joined the chorus of angels above.
Born in Holland, she immigrated to Canada with her parents and four siblings and lived in the Abbotsford area. Growing up, her family frequently moved around the lower mainland until she was married to Gerrit (Bill) Luimes in 1968. They started to farm on Vancouver Island and this is where they had their first two children. After six years on the island, they sold their dairy farm and moved to Ontario where they dairy farmed and added four more children to their family. In 1987, they moved back west and dairy farmed south of Nobleford until her Bill’s death in 2003.
Margaret stayed in the Lethbridge area and moved into a house built by one of her sons. Along the way she was the proud mother for five weddings of her children and saw 10 grandchildren added to her family. She remarried in 2008 to Fred Bosma and each member of his family found space in her heart too. She worked hard, raised six children, volunteered for years, sang in a choir every chance she had, created art with her quilting, collected rocks and seashells from her many travels around the globe, and lived life to the fullest touching the lives around her everywhere she went.
Friends and family are invited to pay their respects from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, on Monday, January 30, 2023, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm, on Tuesday, January 31, 2023, at the NOBLEFORD CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 522 Highway Ave, Nobleford, Alberta, with Pastor Jim Zondervan officiating. A private family Interment will be held in the Nobleford Monarch Cemetery.
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MANLEY, Marjorie MARJORIE MANLEY (STANNARD) May 28, 1928 – Jan. 22, 2023 “I have fought a good fight. I have finished my course. I have kept the faith.” -II Timothy 4:7 Marjorie was mercifully called home (as per her prayer) to be with her saviour at 94 years old.
She will be remembered and dearly missed by three sons Larry (Debra), Bill (Mano), and Tom (Marge) Manley; grandchildren: Samantha Manley, Stephanie (Sheldon) Kropiniski, Heather (Dan) Adams, Lindsey (Arron) Koster and seven great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews, brother in law Walter Manley (Ella) and all her friends she had at The View.
She is predeceased by her husband Paul Henry Manley on January 5, 2014, her parents George and Mary-Anne Stannard, her brothers Bill Stannard, George Stannard, sisters Edna Taylor, May Shaw and Ruby Yemen and their spouses.
She was born, raised and married in Lethbridge. She attended the Lethbridge Pentecostal Tabernacle and later the Westside Community Church. She raised 3 boys, worked at Lee Duck Cleaners and Sears. She retired at 65 years old from Sears.
She loved to sing in the church choir and the Old Time Gospel Singers Group. Her and Paul walked every day and were noticed by the Lethbridge Herald and had their picture taken for the paper. She knitted slippers for everyone. She made home made chocolates for Christmas every year. She sewed all her boys clothing when they were young, she was very talented with the sewing machine.
A Memorial Service will be held at 12:00 pm, on Friday, January 27, 2023, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Reverend Bert Faulkner Officiating. A private family Interment will be held prior in the Mountain View Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 119 14 St NW #100, Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6.
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KOLIASKA, Alex ALEX KOLIASKA 1929 – 2023 Alex Koliaska passed away at St. Therese Villa on Sunday January 22, 2023 at the age of 93 years.
Alex is survived by his daughter Kathryn (Ryan McKay), son John “JK” (Jerilyn); grandchildren Taeya, Aliya, Duke and Boswell Koliaska, Elizabeth and Mark McKay; and extended family and friends. He was predeceased by his wife Helen.
Alex was born in a small village named Sloboda in the western Ukrainian province of Bukovina. With his mother, he immigrated to Canada at the age of 9 to join his father who had come to Canada shortly after he was born to build a better life for the family. He worked diligently to learn English and the Canadian culture, and then to maintain and expand the family farm. In addition to the requisite hard work that came with a land purchase, he was keenly observant and a creative problem solver. He modified many farm implements to improve their function, notably building two “homemade” four-wheel drive tractors by linking two John Deere “D” tractors together into one unit.
Alex met Helen through mutual friends at a local coffee shop. After a short courtship, they married and welcomed Kathryn and John into their lives. In addition to running a family farm, Alex and Helen were devoted parents. Music lessons, soccer tournaments, dance performances and school functions were priority, in addition to enjoying family meals together whenever possible. In rare downtimes, Alex also liked reading, following the Toronto Maple Leafs, and doing WhizWord puzzles.
Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at 2:30 PM, on Thursday, January 26, 2023, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.
A Funeral Service will be held at 3:00 PM, on Thursday, January 26, 2023, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.
Flowers are gratefully declined. If desired, donations in honour of Alex can be made to the Jack Ady Cancer Centre, 960 19 St S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 1W5, or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, https://www.heartandstroke.ca/
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KIPRICK, Edward Kiprick, Edward 1939-2023 Mr. Edward Kiprick of Lethbridge passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Health Centre, Lethbridge on Friday January 20, 2023 at the age of 84 years.
Ed is survived by his wife, Joan, sister Theresa, brother Harold, sisters-in-law: Hilda and Lillian; and several nieces and nephews.
Ed was a kind and loving man and was respected in his community.
Ed’s family is very grateful to the nurses, staff and doctors at the Chinook Regional Hospital and St. Michael’s Health Centre in Lethbridge.
At Ed’s request no funeral service will be held. Interment will be held at the Hespero Community Cemetery, Highway 11, west of Eckville, Alberta on Friday January 27, 2023 at 1:00 PM.
Condolence may be forwarded to: http://www.rockyfuneralhome.ca
Rocky and Sylvan Lake Funeral Homes and Crematorium, your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements, 403-845-2626
COPPIETERS, Ruth COPPIETERS RUTH MARIE COPPIETERS (née Esseltine), beloved wife of the late Richard Coppieters, passed away peacefully in her sleep at Legacy Lodge, on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at the age of 87 years.
She is survived by her children Jordan (Lorraine) and Judy Zimmer and grandchildren Nicki (Aaron) Zimmer and Jason (Stevie) Zimmer. She also leaves her siblings, Audrey (Joe), Jackie (John), nieces, nephews and extended family.
In addition to Richard, she is predeceased by her sisters Jean and Doris, and recently her beloved son-in-law, Ronald Zimmer.
Ruth was born on December 10, 1935 in Dereham Township, Ontario. She resided in Lethbridge most of her life with her husband of 61 years, Richard Coppieters who has recently passed.
Ruth was a telephone operator for most of her working years. Ruth enjoyed knitting, reading, bingo, gardening and bowling. At the bowling lanes, she shared great friendships. Upon retirement from AGT (Alberta Government Telephone), Ruth enjoyed travelling with her husband in their motorhome, golfing, camping and later in life, taking many bus tours in Canada and the United States.
As per Ruth’s request, there will be no memorial service.
To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com
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