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TUESDAY, October 31, 2023


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on October 31, 2023.

KOOPMANS

JOHN KOOPMANS, beloved husband, father and papa, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, on Friday, October 27, 2023 at the age of 67 years.

A Memorial Service will be held at FREE GRACE FELLOWSHIP CHURCH, 1807 – 2A Avenue North, Lethbridge, AB, on Wednesday, November 1, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Bill Zwartbol officiating.

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

GOOD DAGGER

TERENCE MARIO GOOD DAGGER, Oohkotok, passed away on October 24, 2023 in Stand Off, AB at the age of 46 years.  The Wake Service will be held on Thursday, November 2 at Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve from 7:00 – 11:00 pm.  The Funeral Service will take place at Senator Gladstone Hall on Friday, November 3 at 11:00 am.  Interment will follow in St. Catherine’s Cemetery.  To send a condolence please visit http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca

JOHN HARMER
1953 ~ 2023


     Mr. John Harmer of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Barbara Harmer, passed away at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre on Sunday, October 29, 2023, at the age of 70 years.
     Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Riverview Chapel.

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

NIELSEN
Dr. Kenneth Nielsen, eternal companion to his sweetheart Beatrice Nielsen, passed away on October 23, 2023 at the age of 96 years.
He is survived by daughter Debbie, and his sons Mark, Thom and Gregg.
At our father’s request, he has been cremated and no funeral service will be held.
To send a condolence, please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca

Yvonne Marie Laliberty
November 23, 1943 – October 19, 2023

Yvonne Marie Laliberty passed away peacefully in Lethbridge, Alberta, one month shy of her 80th birthday. She was a warm and guiding light to her family and is profoundly missed.

Born and raised in London, Ontario, and spending most of her adult years in Lethbridge, she left an undeniable mark on the lives and hearts of those to whom she was closest. She led a life of nurture and self-sacrifice toward her deeply loved family and cherished friends.

She is survived by her three beloved children and two children-in-law: Brian Potter, Jane & Rick Williams, and Chris & Erica Laliberty; 10 grandchildren (in order of their introduction to her heart) and respective partners: Trista (Cam), Kyle (Jenn), Christopher (Alysha), Daytona, Charlie, Heather (Rob), Andrea (Nate), Zach, Kiara (Jared), and Ember; and nine great grandchildren: Matty, Slade, Stranton, Alyssa (and the rest of the Davidson family), Declan, Ivy, Theo, Rory, and Hadley; her sister Anna and sister-in-law Clara, and their children and grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her parents Gerald and Gertrude Brown, her brother Bernie, and brother Jerry, who also was one of her dearest friends.

A private celebration of life will take place in the springtime, at a favourite location she chose.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Yvonne’s memory be made to the Amyloidosis Program of Calgary (https://cumming.ucalgary.ca/research/amyloidcalgary/donate) with the purpose of assisting in the creation of a national amyloid society.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca

CHARLESWORTH

CAROL CHARLESWORTH of Carmangay, AB, passed away peacefully at Chinook Hospice, Calgary, on Friday, October 27, 2023 at the age of 80 years.

RONALD CHARLESWORTH of Carmangay, AB, passed away peacefully at Rosedale Hospice, Calgary, on Saturday, October 28, 2023 at the age of 80 years.

A Celebration of Ron and Carol’s Lives will be held at EVAN J. STRONG FUNERAL HOME, 3625 – 12 Street N.E., Calgary, AB, on Friday, November 3, 2023 at 1:00 P.M. with Pat Siedlecki officiating. The Celebration of Life service will be live-streamed and may be viewed through Ron and Carol’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Rosedale Hospice, 920 – 7A Street N.W., Calgary, AB, T2M 3J3

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

PHEONA SLOBODA
1945 – 2023


Well mom, today (Oct 27, 2023) you finally did it. You escaped from here as quietly unassuming as you lived. Who would have guessed that you Pheona Sloboda (nee Kuehn) would have snuck out of the Milk River Health Care Center as simply as you did? “See you tomorrow” you said; little did we know you were referring to Grama Dorothy (nee Woitte), Grampa Wes (Kuehn) and Uncle Harold (Kuehn)! 
While you are busy catching up, don’t forget to tell them Ed, Wendy (Keith Routley), Jackie (Toby Poncelet) Tyson, Chase, and Peyton Poncelet; Kaleb and Kolton Routley all say HIIIII! I will also presume, Auntie Lorraine, Uncle Randy (Karen) and Uncle Farley all want you to give a “howdy do” from them as well. While you are at it, I bet all the nieces and nephew (shut up spell check, you don’t know everything, there IS only one) would be happy if you included a greeting from them too! 
When we next see you, I will be so excited to see your new orchid collection, hear all about what Dr Pohl is doing and enjoy a good giggle with you talking about Screwball’s antics. Be prepared to bake some cookies and share some gossip about the going’s on around there, we will be stocking up… until we see you again, love you mom.
Family and friends are invited to join us in remembering Pheona at 11:00 am, Tuesday November 7, 2023, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610, 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta.
In Lieu of flowers, we ask that you hug your family extra tight and remind them you love them every day, because you never know when it will be the last time!
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.

BERNADINE HARPER
1936 – 2023

 
     Mrs. Bernadine Harper of Lethbridge passed away at Good Samaritan’s West Highlands on Saturday, October 28, 2023, at the age of 87 years.
     Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.

RUTH MUMMERY

Ruth Edith Mummery, 90, of Lethbridge, Alberta, passed away on 21 October 2023. Ruth was born to parents Maurice Roach and Lavirga Roach, on 18 July 1933 in Kenora, Ontario.
Ruth met Russell Mummery in Minnedosa, MB. They were subsequently married on August 29, 1953 in Brandon MB. Together they raised three children: Valerie, Bradley and Susan.
Ruth worked at the Victoria IGA during her early married life; then later in the bakery and meat departments at Brandon Safeway for several years.
Ruth’s greatest passion was her family. Especially when her children and grandchildren were young, Ruth enjoyed sewing and knitting for them as well as babysitting the little ones. Mom was an awesome cook and baker who regularly baked homemade bread and ‘overnight’ buns; both legendary among family. We three children recall the aroma of her baking as a ‘magnetic’ force keeping us even closer to home than usual. She loved gardening and was a regular at bingo.
Ruth cherished a simpler lifestyle. She had a great sense of humor and is remembered as the life of a party. She enjoyed country music and singing funny songs to entertain her grandchildren. She loved telling jokes, had an infectious laugh and could play almost anything on the piano by ear.
Mom’s legacy includes a selfless giving nature and she is remembered fondly by friends and family as a kind, loving friend.
Ruth is survived by her children Valerie Exner, Bradley, Susan Zubach (Michael); grandchildren David (Melissa), Ainslie, Aura, Morgan and Devon; great grandchildren Roya and Leven, brother Daniel (Paulette), brother-in-law Robert (Helen) Mummery, in addition to numerous extended family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Russell, siblings Eleanor, Patrick, Laurence, Maureen, Dolma, in addition to several brothers/sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and other extended family.
The family extends many thanks to staff at Edith Cavell Care Centre for taking such good care of Mom during her final years. Thank you as well to the compassionate caregivers who assisted her during stays at Chinook Regional Hospital. Thanks also to the dedicated members of our local police, fire, ems services and handibus drivers, who had all assisted both our parents in the past.
Plans include cremation with a private family ceremony to be held at a later date. The family has entrusted Salmon and Sons, Lethbridge, AB with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. To share condolences on-line, visit https://www.salmonandsons.ca/obituary/Ruth-Mummery

DR. NEAL JOHNSON
1936 – 2023

Dr. Neal Johnson of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Francine Desjardins, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, October 26, 2023 at the age of 87 years.
Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.

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