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By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on November 16, 2023.

RAMSOME, Lance LANCE RANSOME (1962-2023) It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of Lance Edward Ransome’s passing on November 8, 2023, at the age of 61.
Left to mourn his passing and celebrate his life are his mother and stepfather, Lynne and Bruce Hammond; his father, Lyle Ransome; and his sister, Jody Ransome (Alan Farano). Lance’s extended family includes his special Aunt, Penny Hengerer, and cherished cousins Todd Elliott and Token Kena; his cousin Mike Schultz; his Manitoba family, Aunt Lorraine Colter, and numerous uncles and cousins. Lance will also be missed by his special lady, Maria Esquibel of Calgary, AB.
A Memorial Service will be held at Fantin’s Funeral Chapel (13461-20 Ave, Blairmore, AB) on Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 12 noon, followed by a luncheon and gathering of friends at the Coleman Legion (7831 – 17 Ave., Coleman, AB.). Donations in memory of the late Lance Ransome may be directed to the Crowsnest Pass SPCA (PO Box 725 Blairmore, AB T0K 0E0).
Condolences may be registered at http://www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca. Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements. (403) 562-8555
WILLIAMS, Gary WILLIAMS GARY MOORE WILLIAMS Passed away November 12th, 2023 at St Michael’s Palliative Care. He was one of six children born in Raymond, Alberta to Jay and Betty (Moore) Williams. Mourning his passing are his wife Mary Spanbauer, his children Carey Spanbauer-Wilde and Michael Williams, and their family members, Chris, Aria and Elliot, and Helen. He is survived by his siblings Alan Williams, Lynn Jones, Mark Williams, Kay Ellis, and their wives and husbands Sue, Jennifer, Bob, and their families. He was predeceased by his parents, his sister Carole Snow-Court, and his brother-in-law Allan Jones.
A true Raymond Comet, Gary played every sport, loved every sport, and excelled in every sport. Basketball became the source of trophies and tributes and his gateway to higher education. He was an incredible performer. Never one to boast, he loved to play and compete and he loved the doors that opened through his athletic successes.
Gary worked for Alberta Correctional Services for over 30 years. He managed the gardens at the jail and the outside crews, he also taught carpentry to inmates and found it rewarding. Gary was a gentle giant, fondly called “Big Red”. He was friendly, kind and easygoing, unless you put salad in a sandwich. He loved food and was spoiled with Mary’s cooking for all their years together. In his passing we mourn the loss of our greatest cheerleader, husband, mentor, father, wit, and engineer. The man never stood down from a problem, nor from offering a solution. He crafted more furniture and toys, and more jokes than can be recorded in writing. In lieu of flowers please donate to St. Michael’s Palliative Care or the Lethbridge Humane Society.
The service will take place at Salmon & Sons Funeral Home, 433 Stubb Ross Rd, Lethbridge, AB with a family greeting at 1:00pm followed by a Memorial Service at 2:00pm on Thursday, the 16th of November.
A link for the livestream will be available on the Salmon and Sons website.
To send a condolence, please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca
HARKER, Jackie JACKIE HARKER Sept. 30, 1966 – Nov. 7, 2023 Survived by husband Tom Gallant and son Nolan, Parents Lise Harker (Lamont Harker – deceased), survived by uncles, aunts and cousins.
She was an animal lover and she will be deeply missed.

SCHIEBOUT, Everet EVERET SCHIEBOUT 1932 – 2023 Mr. Everet Schiebout of Barons, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Tonia Schiebout, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, November 13, 2023, at the age of 91 years.
Everet was born October 08, 1932, in Monarch Alberta to John and Anne Schiebout. Everet and Tonia were married on July 15,1959 and together they farmed in the Barons area for most of their 41 years of marriage. Tonia passed away on April 01, 2001, from cancer.
Everet continued to live on the Schiebout Farm until recently residing in the Piyami Lodge in Picture Butte and then the Sunny South Lodge in Coaldale.
Everet is survived by his three children, Vaughn Schiebout of Barons, Nancy Cormier of Langdon, and Sally (Richard) Terhaar of Sylvan Lake; granddaughters Cianna Gallant and Tariss Goldade; his two surviving sisters Rickie Biesheuvel and Joanne Hofman; as well as other friends and relatives.
A special thank you to Shelby Campbell and the staff at the Sunny South Lodge.
Family and friends are invited to pay their respects on Thursday, November 16, 2023, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am on Friday, November 17, 2023, at NOBLEFORD CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 522 Highway Avenue, Nobleford, Alberta. To watch the service via livestream, please go to http://www.noblefordcrc.com and click the livestream link for Everet’s service.
A Graveside service will be held at 10:00am in the Monarch/Nobleford Cemetery.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.
JANZEN, Pamela “Pam” PAMELA “PAM” JANZEN 1943 – 2023 Ms. Pamela “Pam” Janzen of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at Good Samaritans Society Park Meadows Village on Sunday, November 12, 2023, at the age of 79 years.
Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.
For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Lethbridge, #40, 1202 – 2 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 0E3 or to the Good Samaritan Society Park Meadows Village, 1511 – 15 Avenue North, Lethbridge, Alberta T1H 1W2.
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ROBERTS, Dorine DORINE ROBERTS 1930 – 2023 Mrs. Dorine Roberts of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Keith Roberts, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Monday, November 13, 2023 at the age of 93 years.
Celebration of Dorine’s Life to be announced when completed.
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POIRIER, Myrna POIRIER MYRNA ELAINE POIRIER (née Orr), of Lethbridge, wife of the late Joseph Poirier, passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Health Centre, following a struggle with illness, on Saturday, November 11, 2023 at the age of 88 years.
Myrna is survived by her sister, Verda Perkinson and brothers, Boyd and Lloyd Sillito, along with many nieces and nephews who will miss her wit and sarcastic humour.
Besides her beloved husband Gil, she was predeceased by parents Amos Orr and LaVon Sillito; first husband and love of her life, Jim Martin; her sisters Wilma Smith, Nola Shurtz, and brother Dale.
Myrna was born September 30, 1935 in Cardston, AB. She was fiercely devoted to her family and friends, and loved and treasured the times spent together, whether it was cooking, camping, or just visiting and sharing stories and laughter. She will be fondly remembered for her passion for dancing, curling, basketball and baseball; she would never miss a game of her favourite team the Toronto Blue Jays.
A Celebration of Myrna’s life will take place at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32nd Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta on Thursday, November 16, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. The Celebration of Life will be live-streamed and may be viewed through Myrna’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.
Following the Celebration of Life, Myrna will be laid to rest in Orton Cemetery.
Friends and family wishing to honour Myrna may choose to send a memorial donation to Royal Canadian Legion – General Stewart Branch No. 4, 2019 – 4 Avenue S, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 5X5.

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

DRISCOLL, Kenneth “Ken” DRISCOLL KENNETH “KEN” ROBERT DRISCOLL, son of Barbara and the late Robert Driscoll, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Sunday November 12, 2023 at the Rockyview General Hospital at the age of 64 years.
Besides his mother, Ken is survived by 3 brothers: Brad, (Rosalie), Dave (Tracey), and Steve (Laurie) as well as his nephew and nieces: Adam, Kelsey, Hailey, and Jordan. Also left to mourn are his close friends, Richard and Carol.
A private family memorial will be held at a later date. Cremation entrusted to Cornerstone Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ken’s name to The Canadian Cancer Society (cancer.ca)

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

SCHAUFERT, Dianna SCHAUFERT It is with our greatest sadness to announce that just before noon on November 14, 2023, Dianna Faye Schaufert of Stirling, beloved wife of Gordon Schaufert, cherished mom, grandmother, auntie, sister, friend, has passed away. She battled with health issues and complications, but she is now at rest. Faye was encircled with her family by her side.
A private family burial will take place in the Stirling Cemetery on Friday, November, 17, 2023. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Details to be announced when completed.
To share your condolences, please visit http://www.generationsfh.ca
KADIJK, Albertus “Bert” ALBERTUS “BERT” KADIJK 1942 – 2023 Mr. Bert Kadijk, beloved husband of Mrs. Nellie Kadijk passed away peacefully with his loving family at his side on Saturday, November 11, 2023, at the age of 81 years.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm, on Thursday, November 16, 2023, at the EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH of Lethbridge, 4717 24 AVENUE SOUTH. A livestream link will be available in a following obituary notice.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Bert’s memory to the Crowsnest Lake Bible Camp Hhttps://www.crowcamp.ca/.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.
YOUNG, William “Bill” YOUNG Deacon WILLIAM “BILL” ANTHONY YOUNG, beloved husband of the late Janice Young, passed away peacefully at Peter Lougheed Centre in Calgary, on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, at the age of 74 years.
A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Sunday, November 19, 2023 at 7:00 P.M. with Deacon Brian Kinahan officiating.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, on Monday, November 20, 2023 at 1:00 P.M. with Bishop William McGrattan celebrating.

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

PITTMAN, Jean PITTMAN JEAN PITTMAN, beloved wife of the late Victor Pittman, passed away peacefully at Park Meadows Good Samaritans in Lethbridge, on Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at the age of 91 years.
Arrangements will be announced when completed.

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

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