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By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on June 10, 2023.


ANDERSON Winona Francis Anderson, nee MacLennan Sept. 2, 1935 – Feb. 19, 2023 CELEBRATION OF LIFE Will be held on June 17, 2023 in the Lounge at McKillop United Church beginning at 11:00 am. A light luncheon will be provided.


REMINGTON GRANT LEROY REMINGTON, son of the late Roy and Lorna (McClung) Remington, passed away in Cardston, Alberta on Monday, June 5, 2023, at the age of 75 years. Grant is survived by his siblings, Allen, Eldon and Reta Remington of Cardston.
Grant worked as a custodian for the Westwind school division first of all at the Cardston Elementary, transferring to the Cardston High School and then to the Cardston Junior High.
A Graveside Service will be held at the Cardston Cemetery on Saturday, June 17th at 3:00 p.m.
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SMITH, Margaret Joanne

MARGARET JOANNE “PEGGY” SMITH (NEE SNOW) May 31, 1962 – Lethbridge, Alberta June 4, 2023 – Calgary, Alberta The Peggy Experience Peggy has left for her next great adventure. The travel section isn’t what it once was, so here we are. She sailed away on an ocean of love Sunday night in Calgary. Evicted from her amniotic suite on May 31,1962 she clocked in as Margaret Joanne Snow. The singularity she became arrived with six siblings ahead of her. From the start she was in a hurry to catch up. Nature didn’t give her much length, but it compensated with a stubbornly determined spirit and a quick temper. Easily moved to laughter or tears, family and friends would remain the centre of her universe. They were also the best way to reach the top shelf.
Armed with skills sharpened on the stone of sibling rivalry, Peg could be a formidable foe or a passionately loyal friend. She was a true sisters-sister that sometimes came for a fight but stayed for the hugs. A generous host and talented chef, she never really mastered the ballet of knives and fingers without first aid. Peggy’s character was a crucible of generations. From the maternal side came a glare that could cool lava, infectious laughter and a fondness for the sound of distant bagpipes. Paternal contributions included a powerful curiosity and courage to explore the unknown all bundled with enough cowboy adjectives to make a rig hand blush. The Peggy experience was certainly not for the faint of heart. But for those who dared it was a rush!
Fiercely competitive, she thrived on exhilaration at the pointy end of a risk. Peg never met a thrill she didn’t like. If it flew or fell or just went fast, Peg was in line for a ticket. With an appetite for adventure and a modest disregard for rules, it didn’t take long for the short kid to carve her own path. There were some bumps along the way, but her affable sass opened doors and cultivated friendships in sales, addiction counseling and just getting groceries.
Those of us who watched her prepare for this journey saw that curiosity-fueled courage first hand. She remained stubbornly positive. When there were doubts Peg managed to squeeze out moments of joy. Frustrated and impatient with callous or dismissive treatment, she endured. However, it may take decades before anything can be grown near a spot where that maternal glare landed. Throughout, Peggy’s soul partner Ken, family and the universal sisterhood were relentless with their support.
Peggy mastered living the moment. As a result, friendship and fellowship poured into her world. She may have left us to explore a new adventure, but her light hasn’t dimmed. It shines in the memories made together with each conversation, drink or selfie. Peggy parties will be organized so we can toast her journey together. Watch for an announcement. In lieu of sadness, commit kindness for a stranger, go skinny dipping, learn to fly. Do something that makes your heart pound and takes your breath away. Do it all! Safe travels Pegs. Love you!

AANESTAD, Clarence

AANESTAD CLARENCE (KID) EMIL AANESTAD passed away peacefully at his home in Coaldale, on Sunday, January 15, 2023, at the age of 83 years.
Clarence is survived by his wife Jean of 40 years; his sisters: Ruby, Esther, and Mina; and numerous nieces and nephews in Canada as well as numerous cousins in Canada and Norway.
He was predeceased by his parents, Elias and Ragna Aanestad; his sisters and spouses: Hanna (Bill) Gilles, Ruth (Alvin) Dunn, and Edith (Tom) Taylor; brothers Rangvald and Edwin; and several aunts, uncles and cousins in Canada and Norway.
Clarence (Kid) lived the majority of his life on the family farm at Enchant, AB, before retiring to Coaldale. He enjoyed and appreciated all his many friends and acquaintances. He was especially fond of his step-granddaughters: Alicia and Karley.
A Memorial Service will be held at ENCHANT CEMETERY, 142044 Range Road 185, Enchant, AB on Saturday, June 17, 2023 at 2:00 PM.
In memory of Clarence, donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

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


TOLSMA It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of LOUIS TOLSMA, beloved husband of the late Evelyn Tolsma, on Wednesday, June 7, 2023 at the age of 91 years.
A Funeral Service will be held at TRINITY REFORMED CHURCH, 1100 – 40 Avenue North, Lethbridge, AB, on Monday, June 12, 2023 at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend John van Eyk officiating. The Funeral Service will be live-streamed and may be viewed through the Louis’ obituary on the Trinity URC and Cornerstone websites.

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WHITE QUILLS KYLE MORRIS WHITE QUILLS “AAPIKAIYIS”, of Cardston, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, surrounded by family, on Saturday, June 3, 2023 at the age of 32 years.
A Funeral Service will be held at ST. PAUL’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, 90 – 1 Avenue West, Cardston, AB, on Saturday, June 10, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. with The Venerable Jacqui Durand officiating.
Following the Funeral Service, Kyle will be laid to rest in the Blood Band Cemetery.

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JEFF MEHRER 1967 – 2023 Jeff Mehrer of the city of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Karyn Jarvis passed away after a short battle with an aggressive cancer on Tuesday, June 6, 2023.
Jeff is survived by his wife of 28 years, Karyn; and his stepchildren, Tyler and Chelsea Jarvis; and his 3 wonderful grandsons, Trey, Tripp, and Jett, whom he loved and adored very much.
He is survived by his siblings, Brian Mehrer (Brenda-deceased), Judy Budd (Kevin Vosbourgh), Don Mehrer (Dawn), Sally Mapplebeck (Rodney), Paul Mehrer (Julie), and Ellie Walker (Dwayne).
He is also survived by his brother’s in-law, Jeremy Reierson, Bryan Calpus (Denise-deceased); and mother in-law Dianne Skretting; and many nieces and nephews.
Jeff is predeceased by his parents, Lloyd and Dorothy Mehrer; and sister, Kathy Blue (Dan); and brother in-law, Danny Skretting; and sister in-law, Denise Calpus.
Jeff was the Owner/Operator of Old West Tree Company for 28 years, his wife Karyn worked along side him for most of these years.
Jeff was a multi-talented artist, musician, and song writer and recorded two albums with his wife. He played in many bands over the years since the age of 9 and opened for many famous bands.
Jeff will be remembered for being an honorable talented man and his awesome Johnny Cash covers but mostly for his great sense of humor.
A Celebration of Life will be announced shortly.
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MARTENS, Barbara “Barb”

BARBARA “BARB” MARTENS 1932 – 2023 Barb Martens, beloved wife of the late Corne Martens, passed away on June 4th at Adaptacare Cedar Creek Lodge. She was 91.
Barb was a loving Wife, Mom, Gramma, and Great Gramma.
Mom was born at the Galt Hospital in Lethbridge. Her early life took a turn when her Mother (Lillian Baer) died when Mom was 9 days old. Because her father (Herman Baer) could not take care of an infant and Mom’s older brother, Fred, by himself, Mom was lovingly adopted by her Aunt and Uncle Clara and Ray Renfrow. Daddy Herman and Fred were always part of her life, living on a farm not far from where Mom grew up. Herman remarried (Violet) and had 3 children and eventually moved to Chicago but visited Canada often to see Mom.
Clara, Ray and Mom moved into Coaldale from their farm north of town so that Mom could pursue her athletic endeavours through junior and senior high school. Mom was a gifted athlete, participating in track and field, and while in junior high she was asked to play for the senior high school basketball team. Mom continued to enjoy curling, golfing and bowling throughout her life. She also loved to watch the Blue Jays and Edmonton Oilers.
Mom and Dad met while playing in a local band called “The Happy Homesteaders”. They were married on June 5th, 1954, and after a brief attempt at ranching outside of Pincher Creek they made Coaldale their home for the rest of their lives until Mom moved into Adaptacare. Mom’s professional life started at The Bank of Montreal in Coaldale. She then went on to work at CJOC radio, and often filled in as the secretary at Kate Andrews High School after her two children were born. Mom and Dad started the Lost Wax bronze business and together they watched it flourish. She always kept those books balanced.
Mom will be dearly missed by her son Ray (Karen) Martens, granddaughters, Amy (David) Sameshima, and Lindsay Martens (Sebastian). Daughter Barb (Kevin) Viergutz, granddaughter, Kim (David) Ellen and grandson Matthew (Sarah) Viergutz.
Mom was so proud of her kids and grandkids, but the biggest smiles were always for her great granddaughters, Abby, Imogen and Wren Sameshima, Leslie Ellen, Katherine Viergutz, and great grandson Robert Viergutz.
Mom will also be missed by her US family, Marliene Krogstad, Max Baer and Art (Pat) Baer. Mom had many wonderful nieces and nephews, some still with us and some gone, but all much loved.
She is preceded in death by her husband Corne, parents Herman and Lillian Baer and Ray and Clara Renfrow, brother Fred Baer, sister-in-law Netta Baer, and by her most treasured cousin John Harreld.
Mom did not want a funeral. She wanted us to get together and remember all the good times she shared with family and friends.
Barb and Kevin are honoured to host a come and go Celebration of Mom’s life at their home at 1003 19 Avenue, Coaldale between 2pm and 4pm on Saturday, June 17. Mom wanted to be cremated and her ashes spread in a place of beauty. Her family will honour that wish.
When you see a hummingbird, always think of Barb.
Mom’s family would like to thank Sharon, Ruby, and Rachel, and all the staff at Adaptacare who treated not only Mom, but the whole family with such gentleness, respect and professionalism. We would also like to thank Dr. Sam DeWalle for his wonderful care of Mom.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to The Canadian Diabetes Association would be greatly appreciated by the family.
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WOLF CHILD Jordan John Wolf Child passed away on June 2, 2023 at the age of 48 years.
A Wake Service will be held at Moses Lake Community Hall, Blood Reserve from 5:00 – 11:00 pm on Wednesday, June 14, 2023.
The Funeral Service will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve on Thursday, June 15, 2023 at 11:00 am. Interment to follow in Blood Band Cemetery, Blood Reserve.
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BLOOD, Angela “Tia”

BLOOD ANGELA “TIA” DAWN BLOOD, passed away on June 2, 2023 in Lethbridge, AB at the age of 25 years.
A Wake Service will be held at the Levern Community Hall, Blood Reserve on Wednesday, June 14 from 6:00 – 11:00 pm.
The Funeral Service will be held at the Levern Community Hall on Thursday, June 15 at 12:00 pm.
Interment will take place in the Holy Grounds Cemetery.
To send a condolence please visit http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca

GOLBY-Davies, Loretta

LORETTA GOLBY-DAVIES nee ANDERSON 1961 – 2023 Loretta Ann Golby-Davies of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Lewis Davies, passed away peacefully at Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, May 26, 2023, after a valiant struggle with cancer.
Family and friends are invited to pay their respects from 12:00pm to 1:00pm, on Saturday, June 10, 2023, at MARTIN BROTHERS WATERTON SUITE, 610 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta.
A Celebration of life to follow from 1:00pm to 2:00pm 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/Loretta-Golby-Davies and scroll to the bottom of the obituary page.
Flowers are gratefully declined. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, https://cancer.ca/en/ways-to-give/personal-donation
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ADAMS, Edward

EDWARD CHARLES ADAMS 1952 – 2023 Edward Charles Adams of Lethbridge, long-time partner of the late Linda Wiest, passed away at St. Michaels Palliative Care on Tuesday, June 6, 2023 at the age of 71 years.
Ed was born in Swift Current, Saskatchewan February 18, 1952. He left home at an early age and travelled and worked around Canada and the USA. He met Linda while working in Lethbridge in 1980. They moved to Enchant in 1988 and over the years Ed worked for several local farmers and ran a fertilizer truck for Agricore. He and Linda enjoyed visiting and having coffee with many of the local seniors. After Linda passed, Ed moved to Lethbridge where he resided until his passing.
Ed is Survived by his sister Rose James of Calgary; brother Louis Adam of California; nieces Raven and Theresa James; nephew Robert James; plus other numerous nieces, nephews and grand-nieces and grand-nephews; Linda’s family, Duff and Judy Dunsmore; Ken and Judy Wiest and their families.
Besides his long-time partner Linda Wiest, Ed was predeceased by his parents Fred and Sara Adams; sister Frances and brother Roger.
To honor Ed’s wishes, a private graveside service will be held at a later date.
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COURT, Carole

COURT Carole Williams Snow Court passed away surrounded by her family in Raymond, Alberta on June 8, 2023. She was 79 years old. Carole was known for her good humor, fiery spirit, friendliness, generosity and loving disposition. She was born on December 5, 1943 in London, England to James Sherman Williams and Bessie Elizabeth Caroline Moore. She was raised in Raymond, Alberta. She met Willis Hess Snow in Raymond while he was an LSD missionary. They later married in the Cardston Temple on October 5, 1962.Carole lived in the United States for 40 years, and moved back to Raymond after her first husband passed away. In June 2002, Carole eloped with her childhood friend, Russell Court. They were married for 18 years, until his passing on May 25, 2020.
Carole was predeceased by her husbands, Willis Hess Snow and Russell Court, and her stepdaughter, Karen Court. Carole is survived by her son Kevin Snow; daughter Debra Osmond (Darin); grandchildren Kensington (Nicolas), Madeline, Alexandra and Jack; siblings Alan Williams (Susan), Gary Williams (Mary Spanbauer), Lynn Jones (Allan), Kay Ellis (Bob) & Mark Williams (Jennifer Simms). Carole is also survived by her stepchildren Barry Court, Rusty Court (Debra), Michael Court (Jennifer) and Mitchel Court, and nine step-grandchildren and many step-great grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday June 12, 2023 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints TAYLOR STREET MEETINGHOUSE, located at 221 North 400 West in Raymond, Alberta.
Interment will be in the Brigham City, Utah Cemetery.
To send a condolence, please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca


JANINE JACKSON 1986 – 2023 Janine R. Jackson of Lethbridge, beloved daughter, granddaughter, sister and friend, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, June 2, 2023, at the age of 37 years.
Janine was born April 8, 1986, in Slave Lake, Alberta. She was a graduate of Mistassiniy High School in her hometown of Wabasca, which she left after graduating high school and never looked back! Janine went to Red Deer college for one year, then moved to Lethbridge where she completed the Culinary Arts program at Lethbridge College with her Red Seal Certificate. She worked at Enmax Centre as an Executive Chef and Pasta Frescos as a Sous Chef. It was after working long hours in the kitchen she decided to further her education at the University of Lethbridge to complete her Bachelor of Arts in Native American Studies. She was currently working towards her Master’s degree in Native American Studies. Janine then worked at the Chinook High School for one year where she connected with students, parents and staff who became great friends.
Next, she went on to achieve the greatest accomplishment of her life’s work at Lethbridge Family Center, where she worked with Elders who she referred to as her “knowledge keepers”. She also worked with multiple families and many agencies that supported the work she was doing. Janine will be greatly missed by her clients and her coworkers who loved her outstanding work ethic and her “go getter” attitude. Janine truly lived life to the fullest and gave everything she could back to her community, she enjoyed cooking big batches of food, packing plates, and passing them out to the people in all walks of life, which she called her friends.
When Janine wasn’t busy with work, helping others, or school, she loved having her friends and family over for barbecues, laughter and game nights. She had the ability to reach people in a deep and positive way, and always lit up any room she entered.
She is survived by parents’ mother, Lillian and dad Stonewall; brothers, Jordon & Blair; sister, Cherie; and her grandmother Betty Jackson, many aunties, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and many friends she considered to be family.
All of those whose lives Janine touched are invited to her Celebration of Life from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Saturday, June 17, 2023 at the Multicultural Center, 21 6 Ave S, Lethbridge, Alberta, to reminisce, grieve, support each other and pay their respects.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the Chinook Regional Hospital for the great care and compassion. From the bottom of our hearts, we want to thank her friends who became her family here in Lethbridge. It’s because of their love and friendship that she thrived in this beautiful community she called home.
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JOHNNY KOPERVAS 1967 – 2023 Mrs. Johnny Kopervas of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Margaret Kopervas, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, June 8, 2023, at the age of 84 years.
Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Riverview Chapel.
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MARY SUZANE (SZPENDYK) PARKER 1955 – 2023 I have now gone on to another great adventure and as my family would say, “oh heavens, now where is she going.”
I leave behind my two beautiful daughters, Michelle and her two children Kayla and Ryely, and Melanie and Scott, and all the fur babies.
I started my career in nursing and ended in oil and gas with so many great memories and adventures.
At my request, I have chosen to be remembered privately by my family and my friends.
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