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Thursday, March 28, 2024


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on March 28, 2024.

DASH, Marlene MARLENE FAY DASH 1937 – 2024 Until we meet again… the family of Marlene Dash invite you to share stories of love, life and adventure as we mourn her passing. Born on September 30, 1937, in the small rural community of Hubalta, Alberta, she lived a simple life, hardworking, honest and caring. Her passing on March 18, 2024, will leave a hole in many hearts.
Daughter of Emil and Carolina Miller, sister to Lillian (Devolin), Raymond (Miller) and Leonard (Miller), Marlene was the youngest in the family. Marlene was predeceased by her brother Leonard but continued a wonderful connection and love for her brother Raymond and sister Lillian right to the end. They talked on the phone often and visited in person when possible.
Marlene completed High School in 1955 in the town of Didsbury, Alberta, and set off to the metropolis of Calgary to start her life adventures meeting many new friends, finding a career and love. In 1963, Marlene married Stanley Dash (deceased) and began a family soon thereafter. Two children joined the Dash family, a son Kelly and a daughter Cheryl.
One of the things that everyone remembers about Marlene is her infectious laugh, love of family and friends, zest for life and travel. In her early twenties, Marlene and a friend set off on cruise to Hawaii… never heard of in those days, a couple of single young ladies travelling on their own. So many stories shared about the crew, excursions and people they met. Travelling continued as a passion throughout her life finding new adventures across North America, Russia, Europe and the Caribbean.
Marlene kept busy with many work and volunteer pursuits. Starting with AGT right out of high school in 1955, then Woolco, Mental Health and Community Health in Lethbridge, Red Deer and Calgary, finally retiring at 71. In the community, Marlene volunteered working BINGOS, spent hours hiding for search dogs in training and answered the call to help when needed. Truly a heart of gold.
In 2012, Marlene became a gramma, otherwise known as GaGa and Gma to Edela and many of Edela’s friends. She was in awe of Edela’s energy and strived to keep up with her antics and many, many of her school and sporting events. Marlene was able to watch Edela play volleyball at a local tournament just two days before her passing. She was one proud gramma.
Always on my mind, forever in my heart.
In lieu of flowers, please feel free to donate to a local charity of your choosing in Marlene’s name. Marlene chose a couple different charities every year to donate to including: The Lethbridge Food Bank, Red Cross, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Cancer Society, STARS Air Ambulance, Lethbridge and District Humane Society, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Foundation, and AARCS.
Family and friends are invited to a Memorial Service that will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday April 6th, 2024, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta. Marlene’s favorite colour was blue, share your love by wearing blue on this day.
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VAN DYK, Brian BRIAN VAN DYK 1986 – 2024 For us, too sudden and unexpected, The Lord our God took to himself our son, brother, brother-in-law and uncle, Brian Timothy Van Dyk.
Brian was born on February 18, 1986, in Picture Butte, Alberta, the fourth child of Berend (Ben) & Fija (Fay) Van Dijk. He graduated grade 12 from Coaldale Christian School. He worked some jobs and then went on to earn an English degree and later a Bachelor of Teaching degree from the University of Lethbridge.
He was accepted as a teacher at Coaldale Christian School, where he taught English. He worked there until his passing. He loved his students and helped them as much as he could to do well on their assignments. He loved hanging out with his friends to play games.
He will be greatly missed by his brothers and sisters and nephews and nieces: Abbotsford, B.C.: Lewis & Meaghan Van Dyk, Charlotte, Orson; Edmonton, Alberta: Maria & Murray Vrieselaar, Jolene, Marco, Bellamy and Janna; Coaldale, Alberta: niece Fallon Van Dyk; Coaldale, Alberta: Colin Sebastian & Colleen Van Dyk, Colten, Talia, Caleb, Aiden, Elijah and Samuel; Coaldale, Alberta: Marley Clark, Hilton, Lorne and Archer.
We are comforted by the Word of God: Romans 8:38-39:
For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
A Viewing will be held at 12:15 pm, on Saturday, March 30, 2024, at the COALDALE CANADIAN REFORMED CHURCH, Highway #3 West, Box 1254 Coaldale, Alberta.
A Funeral Service will follow at 1:00 pm, on Saturday, March 30, 2024, at the COALDALE CANADIAN REFORMED CHURCH, Highway #3 West, Box 1254 Coaldale, Alberta. To watch the service via livestream, please go to https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChJmYZNnOBjdpruHRG5SwGg
Interment will follow in the Coaldale Community Cemetery
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.
JOHNSON, Janice JANICE JOHNSON 1936 – 2024 Mrs. Janice Johnson of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Ross Johnson, passed away at St. Michael’s Health Care Centre on Monday, March 25, 2024 at the age of 87 years.
Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.
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WILLIAMS, Marelyn WILLIAMS MARELYN (QUINTON) WILLIAMS, beloved wife of the late Heber Broadbent Williams, passed away in Cardston on Tuesday, March 26th, 2024 at the age of 87 years.
The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Cardston Alberta Stake Centre, (338 5th Ave. E., Cardston, AB) on Monday, April 1st, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. Friends may meet the family from 10:00-10:45 a.m. prior to the service. Interment to follow at Cardston Cemetery.
To Watch the Service or send condolences please visit http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca
DAVIES, Roger DAVIES ROGER DALE DAVIES, of Magrath, passed away on March 19, 2024 at the age of 66 years.
He is survived by his wife, Shauna Davies and daughters; Aubrey, Ashley, Alyssa, Amelia, Alison (Ali), Adrien and their families.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am on Saturday March 30, 2024 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, MAGRATH STAKE CENTRE (21 E 1 Ave S, Magrath AB).
Friends are welcome to meet with the family from 10:00 to 10:45am prior to the service at the church.
To send a condolence, please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca
KESLER, Karen KESLER KAREN KESLER beloved wife of Norman Kesler, passed away peacefully the morning of Sunday March 24, 2024.
Karen was born October 17, 1943 in Lethbridge Alberta to Albert and Catherine Bourne (Remington). She was the oldest of 3 having one brother Alden, and one sister Dorthy. After growing up in Lethbridge Karen worked as a telephone operator. Karen married Norman Kesler in 1965. she moved to Victoria BC as Norman was in the Navy. While living in Victoria their daughter Debi was born in 1969 and son Michael in 1972. In 1978 Kevin was born During a short 2 year stationing in Saskatoon Sk. Shortly after that the family returned to Victoria until 1982 and then returned to Alberta and settled in Raymond.
Those that knew Karen knew that she loved to sew, knit, crochet, cross stitch, scrap booking and do many other crafts. Karen even ran a program in Raymond teaching youth in the community to sew. For several years she worked in the Mercantile bakery. Karen had a strong belief in her faith and enjoyed reading her scriptures. She loved very much the different Pomeranians she had throughout her life.
Karen was pre-deceased by her father (Albert Bourne) and mother (Catherine Remington-Bourne). She is also predeceased by her brother Alden Bourne and her sister Dorthy Bourne Mcleod. She is survived by her husband Norman Kesler, Daughter Debi Kanyo (Bob, Ilona, Derek) Michael (Amber, Deekota (Anna-Jo), Breann, Kobin, Ashlyn, Layne, Quintin) Kevin Kesler (Patti, Teagan Macy). Candy Kesler, Stewart Mcleod -Brother in Law and many nieces and nephews.
The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday March 30, 2024 at 2:00pm at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, KNIGHT STREET CHAPEL, Raymond Alberta (260E 200N). There will be a viewing Friday March 29, 2024 5:30 – 6:30 pm at the Church.
To send a condolence, please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca
RONNE, Maria RONNE MARIA RONNE, beloved wife of Fred Ronne, passed away in Lethbridge on Tuesday March 26, 2024 at the age of 82 years.
A Private Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
To send a condolence, please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca
HORGUS, Elane HORGUS ELANE JOYCE HORGUS, of Milk River, beloved wife of the late Lorne Horgus, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at Good Samaritans West Highlands, on Tuesday, March 26, 2024 at the age of 90 years.
Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com
MAMULA, Gabriel “Gabby” MAMULA GABRIEL “GABBY” MAMULA, of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Gaya Mamula and cherished father to Michael and Mikaila, passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit on Wednesday, March 27, 2024 at the age of 79 years.
Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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