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Wednesday, March 6, 2024


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on March 6, 2024.

ALSTON, Gloria GLORIA HARKER ALSTON MARCH 11, 1930 – MARCH 1, 2024 Ten days before her 94th birthday, Gloria Alston passed away in Magrath, Alberta, the town she was born in and lived all of her life. Gloria was the 11th of 12 children (8th daughter) of Nephi and Hattie (Bingham) Harker. She was raised with a strong love of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and served in many leadership roles for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. After retirement she served in the Cardston Temple with her husband for many years. In 1951, Gloria married her high school sweetheart, Tyler Alston and they spent over 72 years together. They raised 5 children: Arana (Bruce) Lyle; Jane (Greg) Romeril; Bill (Susan) Alston; Tom Alston and Burke (Sheila) Alston. She is survived by her husband and their 5 children including 19 grand children and 55 great grand children. Gloria is also survived by her sister Martha Wright and was predeceased by her grandson Joshua Alston. Gloria took great pride in her home, cooking for others and serving in her younger years. She was an excellent student and worked at the Magrath Trading Company and the Bank of Montreal for many years, before joining Tyler to help run their Oil and Gas business that they had taken over in 1952. They retired in 1992 with a 40 year service plaque from BA, Gulf Oil and Petro Canada. Friends may meet the family at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Garden Place Chapel, (Corner of Center Street and 2 Ave North) in Magrath, AB on Thursday, March 7 from 7:00 – 8:00 pm. The Funeral Service will be held at the Garden Place Chapel on Friday, March 8 at 1:00 pm. Friends may also meet the family from 11:45 am – 12:45 pm prior to the service. Interment will take place in the Magrath Cemetery, Magrath, AB.
To send condolences please visit http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca
MCFADDEN, Barbara MCFADDEN Barbara McFadden, beloved wife of Barry McFadden, passed away on Saturday March 2, 2024 at the age of 86 years.
A Celebration of Life will be held on March 12, 2024 at 1:00 PM at Salmon and Sons Funeral Home (433 Stubb Ross Rd S Lethbridge, AB)
To send a condolence, please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca
LEGGETT, Peter LEGGETT PETER RAYMOND LEGGETT, beloved life partner of the late Linda Briker, passed away on February 27, 2024 at the age of 71 years.
He is survived by his siblings; Barry (Barb) Leggett, Paul (Gayle) Leggett and Shirley (Bill – deceased) Ripley, niece Colleen Ripley and nephew Phillip Ripley.
Peter lived in Squamish prior to moving to Lethbridge in 2022.
He was a real explorer.
A private family service will be held at a later date.
To send a condolence, please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca
KUHN, Willie WILLIE KUHN 1935 – 2024 Mr. Willie Kuhn of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Ida Kuhn, passed away at Good Samaritans Park Meadows, on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at the age of 88 years.
Willie was born Sept 16, 1935, Josefstal, Ukraine region of the Soviet Union to parents Elenore and Wilhelm Kuhn. They ended up in Germany when WWII ended in 1945. In 1951 they immigrated to Canada.
Willie became a plumber and eventually started his own plumbing business. In later years he was hired by the city of Lethbridge as a Plumbing Inspector. Throughout his career he became a real handyman, jack of all trades, and was often helping people repair and build projects around their homes.
He married Ilse Kruger in 1960 and together they raised a family of 3 children in Lethbridge.
His favorite pastimes were fishing and camping. He eventually bought a lot at Duck Lake in Montana and built a cabin on it. He and his wife Ilse spent many weekends and holidays out there, and hosted friends and family for weekend get-togethers. It was the joy of their life.
Unfortunately, in 1996, Ilse died of cancer. Willie was devastated.
However, a new chapter of Willie’s life started in late 1997 with the marriage to Ida Bisheimer. They had a wonderful life, travelling to the southern states with their camper van on several occasions. The real passion in their life, though, was spending time with the grandchildren, and eventually some great grandchildren from their combined families. Babies and children always made Willie smile. After 25 years of marriage, Ida passed away in December of 2022.
Willie will be remembered as a loving husband and father, a caring uncle, and a passionate and cheerful grandfather.
Willie is survived by 5 daughters Lorraine Kaufmann (Adrian), Lily Chameroy (JC), Marianne Mowat (Bruce), Rose Skierka (Dan), and Anne Bisheimer; 1 son: John Kuhn (Sofia); grandchildren Braden Kaufmann, Matthew and Kyle Chameroy, Justin and Olivia Kuhn, Jade and James Skierka, and Kevin Mailman; as well as several great grandchildren and a great great grandchild. He will also be missed by families of his niece Corrina Werbecky (Frank), and nephews Terry Anton (Leona), Ken Anton (Bonnie), and James Anton (Jan), Barry Kruger (Tonya) and Alan Kruger (Christine); 1 sister Irm Kuhn; and longtime friend of 70 years and loyal visitor Ed Ruff (Luba).
Besides his two wives, Ilse and Ida, Willie was predeceased by three infant siblings; sister Freida Anton; parents Elenore and Wilhelm Kuhn; and birth father Johann Kuhn.
We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the caregivers at Park Meadows Cottages for your love and care over the last two years. Your compassion will never be forgotten.
A Visitation will be held at 7:00 pm, on Wednesday, March 6, 2024, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610- 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am, on Thursday, March 7, 2024, at IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 20 Rocky Mountain Blvd W, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Pastor Lee Loveridge, officiating. To watch the service via livestream, please go to Willie’s obituary at http://www.mbfunerals.com and click https://youtube.com/live/lP8-1ptqlhg?feature=share which will be linked in Willie’s obituary.
A private family Interment will be held prior in the Mountain View Cemetery.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.
THURBER, Bruce BRUCE THURBER 1964 – 2024 It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Bruce Thurber, loving husband of Sherry Davis, father of Isobel and Finn Thurber on March 1, 2024. He will be deeply missed by his blended family Nicholas (Tori) Davis, Paul (Kim) Davis and their children.
All are invited to a Memorial Service that will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, March 8, 2024, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta.
Flowers are gratefully declined. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to the Lethbridge Animal Shelter, https://www.communityanimalservices.ca/adoptions
We appreciate your love and support during this time.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.
CALVIN, Deanna CALVIN DEANNA JEANETTE CALVIN, of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Ernie Calvin, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital with her family at her side on Sunday, March 3, 2024 at the age of 83 years.
Left to cherish her memory are her son Brian (Bev) Calvin and their children: Scott (Jayde) Calvin & James (Brianna) Calvin. She is also survived by her 3 great-grandchildren: Kashtyn, Pyper & Tyson, as well as her sister Sandy (Gary – deceased) Reid and their children: Shauna (Scott) Smith and Craig Pratt.
Besides her beloved husband of 47 years, Ernie, Deanna was predeceased by her parents.
Cremation is entrusted to Cornerstone Funeral Home; At Deanna’s request, no formal Funeral Service will be held. Please remember Deanna in your own special way.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com
SHEMANCHUK, Joseph SHEMANCHUK JOSEPH ALEXANDER SHEMANCHUK, of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Clara Shemanchuk, passed away peacefully at St. Therese Villa on Wednesday, February 28, 2024.
A Celebration of Joseph’s Life will be held at MCKILLOP UNITED CHURCH – 2329 15 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB, on Thursday, March 7, 2024 at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Trevor Potter officiating. The service will be live streamed and may be accessed via Joseph’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.

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