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By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on September 22, 2023.

JENSEN, Connie

Connie Jensen
1927 – 2023
Connie Olis Jensen (née Bennett), passed away peacefully in Taber on Sunday, September 17, 2023 at the age of 96 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at the church prior to the funeral service on Saturday, September 23, 2023 between 12:00 P.M. and 12:40 P.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Taber Stake Centre, 4709 – 50 Avenue, Taber on Saturday, September 23, 2023 at 1:00 P.M. Burial to follow at Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Those who are unable to attend and wish to view the service online may do so by visiting Connie’s obituary page on our website and clicking on the livestream link that will be available at 12:45 P.M. on Saturday, September 23, 2023. The livestream will begin at 1:00 P.M.
Connie is the loving mother of Jacquie (Ron) Jarvis of Innisfail, Gay (Bill) Brown of Sherwood Park, Doug (Misuzu) Allen of Warner Robbins, Georgia, Daryl Jensen of Kelowna, British Columbia, Randy (Pavla) Jensen of Lethbridge, Jayne Jensen of Kelowna, British Columbia, Harlen (Gail) Jones of Enderby, British Columbia, and Todd (Amy) Jensen of Nolensville, Tennessee; daughters-in-law Sherry Jensen of Lethbridge, Allison Jensen of Taber and Debbie Jones of Salmon Arm, British Columbia; thirty grandchildren and thirty nine great grandchildren. She will also be remembered by brother-in-law George Frank of Tonasket, Washington and her half siblings Gary Bennett of Millarville, Hazel Bennett of Calgary and by numerous other members of her extended families.
She was predeceased by her husbands Jack Myre, Walter Jensen and Earl Grigor; her sons Gerry Jensen, Kent Jensen and Faron Jones; daughter Carma Rae Jensen; twins Noel and Joel Jensen in infancy; her father and stepmother Enniss (Carol) Bennett; her Mother Vilda Quaife; brother Derrill (Rosella) Bennett; sister Burna Frank.
Connie’s creativity and industrious spirit shone through in everything she did. She poured her heart into sewing clothing for her kids that were truly expressions of love. Raising chickens, was a testament to Connie’s ability to be a successful entrepreneur. Her backyard was a bustling haven for these feathered friends. The fresh eggs they provided were a delightful treat for those in the community fortunate enough to savour their taste.
Another of Connie’s hobbies was creating stories for her soapbox column and word searches for the Taber Times newspaper. In her memory, let us celebrate her love for sewing, and her drive for success. Her legacy lives on through the threads of her creations, the clucking of her chickens, and the words she wove into puzzles and stories for the community to enjoy.
Connie’s biggest passions were her kids, grandkids and her church. She was a woman of extraordinary kindness. Her life was a testament to family, faith and community values. She was not just a Mother to her own children, but to hundreds of other hearts she touched with her warmth and compassion. She was a true guiding spirit with an abundance of wisdom.
Connie’s unwavering dedication to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was a cornerstone of her life. Her faith was an inspiration to all who knew her. She found solace in her church community, where she served tirelessly, embodying the principles of love and service.
Let us celebrate Connie’s legacy of love and kindness, as it will forever be etched in our hearts. Her love and kindness knew no bounds.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Connie’s name may be made directly to the Taber and District Health Foundation, 4326 – 50 Avenue, Taber, Alberta T1G 1N9 (www.tdhf.ca).
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778

DARR, Harvey

1933 ~ Harvey Darr ~ 2023

Harvey Darr of Medicine Hat, passed away on Sunday, September 17th, 2023 at the age of 90 years. Harvey was the third of six children born to Rudolph and Paulina Darr on their farm at Buffalo Head, Saskatchewan (near Hilda, Alberta). It was a difficult life, like many of that era. The family lived in a one-room sod hut with no running water. Winters were long, hard and cold; the work was backbreaking, and there was little relief, even for the smallest children. Harvey grew up working outside alongside his older brother Milton, and became an exceptional horseman, devoted to his animals and always seeking the next adventure he could enjoy with his four legged partners. Harvey loved animals in general and had many beloved dogs and cats along with the horses that he often raised from babies. He also enjoyed woodworking and making decorative pieces depicting cowboy and western scenes and had a lengthy list of jobs over the years, from general labourer to truck driver to road builder. But his constant was the horses that brought him joy and purpose. It was a hard day when he had to say goodbye to his last long-eared friend, Pepper, with whom he’d ridden many miles. Harvey leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Joyce; children, Larry (Debbie) Darr, Wayne (Denise) Darr and Bev Poole; grandchildren, Donavan (Wendy), Shaun (Jollene), Candice (Kevin), Anthony (Kyla), Aaron and Kendra (Sheldon); great grandchildren, Skyler, Dannielle, Daxten, Nolan, Kaiden, Carter, Brittany, Brianna, Spencer, Addy, Ayden, Tiger, Jayden, Shya and Tyrec; seven great-great grandchildren; special niece, Laureen Darr; special nephew, Allan Beierbach; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Harvey was predeceased by his parents, Rudolph and Paulina Darr; former wives, Betty (nee Hugo) Darr and Clara (nee Stock) Thompson; son, Wayde Darr; daughter, Karron Darr; grandson, Correy Poole; sister, Violet Beierbach; brothers, Milton Darr, Raymond Darr, Laverne Darr and Dave Darr. Harvey’s laughter, keen wit, and conflicted but tender heart will be missed by all who loved him. Rest in peace, dear Dad, Grandpa, Great-Grandpa, Uncle & Friend. You are the last of the “kids” to leave us. We will not forget you. The Memorial Gathering will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2023 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm at South Country Village, (Haven of Rest), 1720 Bell St SW, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 5G1 in the Heritage Room. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Harvey Darr. 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.


STICKEL, Wilbur Wayne It is with sadness we announce the unexpected passing of our beloved father, husband, brother, and grandfather, Wayne Stickel, on September 14, 2023.
A softspoken man with an immense heart, Wayne will be lovingly remembered by Jan, his children, Ryan (Marlena), Cody (Amanda), and Tami (Mike), his siblings, 6 grandchildren; many nieces and nephews, friends near and far, and their families.
A casual gathering to celebrate his life will take place at the Lomond Seniors Centre on Saturday, September 23, 2023 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in Wayne’s memory can be made to the National Campaign for Better Hearing, and the Canadian Down Syndrome Society.
Messages of condolence for the family may be left at http://www.prairierosefunerals.ca Serving Claresholm and Surrounding Areas Since 1997 (403) 625-5111 & (888) 216-5111

LAING, Doreen

DOREEN LAING 1935 – 2023 Doreen Laing, born January 10, 1935, in Medicine Hat, Alberta, passed away peacefully on September 14, 2023.
A Service and Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, September 22, 2023, at 11:00am at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610, 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, AB. Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.
Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Lethbridge Branch of the Alberta Registered Music Teachers Association or to Alzheimer’s Society of Canada.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.


DRAUDSON With deep sadness and sorrow, our family announces the passing of RICHARD KENNETH “KEN” DRAUDSON, on Tuesday, September 12, 2023 at the age of 84 years.
Ken is lovingly survived by his wife of 64 years, Leona; and by his children: Cindy (Ron) Kasner and Rick Draudson. His grandchildren: Kelsey, Karleigh, Tyler and Torrie Kasner will forever cherish his memory.
Ken was predeceased by his parents, Arnold and Aileen Draudson and his siblings, Joyce and Ronald Draudson.
Ken was born in Medicine Hat, Alberta and was raised in Elkwater, Alberta.
He married Leona and worked several jobs in southern Alberta and Saskatchewan, until moving to Lethbridge. They settled on an acreage south of Coaldale and eventually moved into Coaldale.
Ken loved to spend time with his grandchildren and was always willing to help anyone in need.
He loved to “MacGyver”, and could fix almost anything he set his mind to. He created a snow plow out of a garden tractor, blade and plexiglass, and spent many cold mornings cleaning the neighborhood sidewalks. He was often called upon to help fix farming equipment and loved to help where he could.
With his declining health, Leona was unable to continue to care for him at home and with tortured hearts, he moved to Sunny South Lodge in Coaldale. He spent his final two years being cared for by the amazing staff.
No formal funeral service will be held. A family Graveside Service will be held at a later date.

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


SHABANI MAWAZO SHABANI, beloved wife of the late Ahulu Bahengele, passed away at home, on Saturday, September 9, 2023 at the age of 72 years.
A Funeral Service will be held at GOSPEL FIRE EVANGELICAL CHURCH, 535 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, September 23, 2023 at 10:00 A.M. with Pastor James Phanuel officiating, with a Viewing to follow.
Mawazo will be laid to rest in Royal View Cemetery, 5920 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge, AB, at 1:30 P.M.
In memory of Mawazo, donations would be greatly appreciated to Cornerstone Funeral Home to assist the family with funeral expenses.

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


ANN RUDOLPH March 02, 1938 – Sept. 12, 2023 Ann passed away peacefully surrounded by family at the Chinook Regional hospital, Lethbridge at the age of 85.
She is survived by her loving husband of 68 years, Henry, her two sons and spouses, Heinz and Cheryl, and Walter and Colleen and her grandson, Jason.
Ann was born in Vienna, Austria. She, Henry and Heinz (son) immigrated to Canada in 1956, settling in Lethbridge. Together they were successful entrepreneurs in various business ventures. During their retirement years they travelled extensively, spending most of their winters in Hawaii. Ann enjoyed writing letters to family and the many friends they made during their travels.
She was always happy, optimistic, and committed to her family and friends.
Her infectious smile and witty humour will be missed by all.
As per Ann’s request, no funeral service will be held.
To send a condolence, please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca


ENMAN If a good life is one that leaves uncounted memories of love and generosity behind, then the life of RAE ENMAN, who has died at the age of 73 was a good life indeed. Rae died on Wednesday, September 20, 2023 from cancer.
Rae was truly one of those who put the interests of others ahead of her own. Her family and friends meant everything to her. If she could help anyone in any way, she would. In conversation, one always felt the steady force of her undivided attention. She knew instinctively that life improves when serving others.
Born in Taber, she was the child of Dr. John Robert Enman and Doris Helen Enman.
For a quarter century, she was the life partner of Monty Hoot, with whom she had a son, Daniel Hoot.
Her major work engagements were with Telus and Costco, places where she proved herself a conscientious employee and made many lifelong friends.
In retirement, she kept herself busy, nourishing her connections with friends and family, playing mahjong, and enjoying morning talk shows, while continuing to support a number of charitable causes that were dear to her heart. Rae had a great love for animals, especially her cats, Cowboy and Cali.
Her parents and her partner died before her.
Rae is survived by her son Daniel Hoot (Cody Lewis); brother Charles; and brother James (Karen née Kanius) Enman.
In her typical way, Rae wanted to leave this life as quietly and undemonstratively as possible, but the ripples of love and connection she leaves behind will not be forgotten.
At Rae’s request, no funeral will be held. A private Family Graveside will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Lethbridge & District Humane Society (lethbridgehumanesociety.com)

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

FRIBERG, Eleanor “Ellie”

ELEANOR “ELLIE” FRIBERG 1955 – 2023 Ms. Eleanor “Ellie” Friberg of Raymond, beloved partner of Mr. Glen Brown, passed away at Good Samaritans in Raymond on Tuesday, September 19, 2023 at the age of 67 years.
Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.

SHAW, John

SHAW JOHN SHAW, of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Amelia Mary Shaw, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Thursday, September 21, 2023 at the age of 78 years.
Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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


Carol Stevens
1957 – 2023
Carol Leann Stevens, passed away in Lethbridge on Tuesday, September 19, 2023 at the age of 66 years.
The Burial Service will be held at the Hays Cemetery on Tuesday, September 26, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. A reception will follow at the Hays Community Centre. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


RIDDELL-WHITE QUILLS STARLENE “STARR” RIDDELL – WHITE QUILLS, of Calgary, passed away at the Foothills Medical Centre, on Saturday, September 16, 2023 at the age of 34 years.
Arrangements will be announced when completed.
To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com

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