July 12th, 2024

Thursday, July 4, 2024


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on July 4, 2024.

DAVIES, Norman NORMAN DAVIES 1930 – 2024 Norman Walter Davies passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 30, 2024 at the age of 93 years. Norm’s love was horses and he devoted his entire life to them. He was a very accomplished horseman with lots of knowledge to share with others. His devotion to horses started at a young age as he grew up around horses. One of his first jobs as a young adult was working with the ponies in the Number 8 Mine hauling coal out with the ponies. Norm had many adventures with horses, including running a pony ride through out parts of Alberta, driving stagecoach for Sick’s Lethbridge Brewery, running a PMU barn with his brother Dave, and driving carriages in Banff. You never saw Norm with out his cowboy hat and he wore it with pride, he was a true cowboy. He is survived by his daughters, Elaine (Don) and Jane (Neil); son, Al (Janine); brother, Lloyd; his former spouse and friend, Joyce; grandchildren, John, Jess, Scott, Casey, Jordan, Kyle, Kayl, and Kyra; as well as several great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, Josh and Maud; brothers, Chuck, Dave and Tom; sisters, Alice, Vi and Lora; his children, Lenord, Lila and Noreen. A celebration of life will take place on Sunday, July 7, 2024 at the Coalhurst Community Center, 527 50 Ave, Coalhurst, AB T0L 0V0 from 1-4 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, PO Box 460 STN K, Toronto, ON M4P 9Z9. Condolences may be sent to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Norman Davies. Funeral arrangements by 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.
MADILL, Douglas “Doug” MADILL October 3, 1950 – June 21, 2024 DOUGLAS “DOUG” MADILL – husband of Jean Madill, father of Darryl James Lee Madill, predeceased by his parents James Henry Madill and Gladys (nee Grange), and brother of Elizabeth Anne Ellison (Keith), uncle to Andrea Elison and Heather Caldarone and cousin to Tom Madill (Gayle) – passed away in Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, June 21, 2024 at 3:30 a.m. with his family by his side.
Born in Toronto, Ontario, Doug enjoyed the opportunity to relocate throughout his career and live in a number of communities across this beautiful country. A graduate of the University of Toronto’s (U of T) Environmental Science program, he went on to obtain a graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management (U of T), Diploma in Petroleum Land Management (Mount Royal University). His focus was always on the people and their relationship to the surrounding environment. From the designing of the community of Tumbler Ridge B.C., to working with the Metis Nation of Alberta (#1990) establishing Life Skills Training programs for young men and women wanting to break into new careers, Doug always wanted to help others in a positive way. Doug was made an Honourary Metis in a special ceremony in 1995. In recognition of his work and commitment he was presented with the Metis Sash and Metis ID Card.
Following his work with the Metis, he started his own consulting company which allowed him to combine his love of writing with his love of the land. Doug produced the Travel and Tourism Visitor Guides for Northwest Alberta (Grande Prairie, Peace River, etc.). With input from the communities, such as Falher, he wrote and published the first bilingual Travel Alberta Travel and Tourism Visitor Guide. Doug also had the opportunity to develop and establish the first Travel Alberta Visitor Information Centre that is in place today in Grande Prairie, Alberta.
Volunteering was a significant part of his life – whether as Scout Leader and Scout Master, as a researcher and writer for the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), or hauling coffee and snacks from stores donating treats to support the Walk for Parkinson’s – Doug was there, laughing and joking with everyone.
A lifelong Maple Leafs fan, from the time of watching the games on his grandpa’s knee to later arm chair coaching – nothing could compete with his love for the team.
Doug had determination to meet adversity head-on, a willingness to help anyone, a love of the environment and a wish to share it with others, and desire to make the world a better place.
His positive spirit and brave fight with cancer for decades was an inspiration to others struggling. He will be remembered by all who knew him as a man with a generous spirit and an infectious laugh who made others laugh (sometimes just for laughing at his own jokes). Doug will be greatly missed.
Go Leafs, go! As per Douglas’s wishes, there will be no formal service held.

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JONES, Marion MARION JONES 1949 – 2024 Mrs. Marion Jones of Vulcan, beloved wife of Mr. Wendel Jones, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, June 19, 2024, at the age of 75 years.
Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.
NATE, Joanne JOANNE NATE 1943 – 2024 It is with very heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Joanne Catherine Nate a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, cousin, and friend at the Milk River Long Term Care Facility on Thursday, June 27, 2024 at the age of 81 years.
She will be dearly missed by her loving husband of 56 years Ken Nate; sons Greg (Norma) Nate, Billy Nate; cherished grandchildren Jacklyn (Cory) Laflamme, Darcy (Maddi) Nate, Cole Nate, Savannah Turner; her adored great-grandchildren Hudson, Andy, Matthew, Idalayne and Ronen; nieces and nephews, several cousins, and other treasured loved ones including all of her dear friends.
Joanne was born on March 14, 1943 in Taber, Alberta to Harry and Patricia Brooks. She met Ken in Lethbridge and they were married on March 30th, 1968. Together they moved to the Ross Ranch near Aden and shortly afterwards, they relocated to Deer Creek Livestock east of Milk River where their two sons Greg and Billy were born. In 1976, they bought a place of their own outside of Coutts, near the Sweet Grass hills and farmed until 1989 when they sold and moved to Coutts. While raising her family and helping on the farm, she began her career at HH Smith as a broker and then Peace Bridge Brokerage where she was the manager. In 2008 at 65 years old she retired after a successful 32 years of employment.
Joanne was pre-deceased by her parents Harry and Patricia Brooks; brother Bill Brooks; sister-in-law Joan; brother Gordon Brooks; sister-in-law Beverly; mother-in-law Luella Nate, and a great niece Caroline Brooks.
Joanne lived a vibrant and active life full of joy and love, she had a great sense of humor and a contagious laugh. She enjoyed bowling and participated in a league in Shelby, Montana which kept her busy until the summertime when she could always be found on a golf course. Joanne was her happiest surrounded by the people she loved but nothing brought her more joy than spending time with her great-grandchildren.
Our family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the entire care team at the Milk River Long Term Care Facility. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made directly to the Milk River Long Term Care Facility.
A Celebration of Joanne’s Life will take place at 2:00pm on Thursday, July 11, 2024, at the MILK RIVER CIVIC CENTRE, 321 Third Ave NE, Milk River, Alberta.
Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.
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MURRAY, Alice ALICE MAY MURRAY 1940 – 2024 Mrs. Alice May Murray of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. James Murray, passed away at St. Michael’s Palliative Care on Sunday, June 30, 2024, at the age of 84 years.
A Prayer Service will be held at 6:00 p.m, on Wednesday, July 10, 2024, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta.
Interment will be held at 11:30 a.m, on Thursday, July 11, 2024, at WARNER CEMETERY, Warner, Alberta.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:30 p.m, on Thursday, July 11, 2024, at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CHURCH, 2405 – 12 AVENUE SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta.
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DIXON, Conner CONNER DIXON 1996 – 2024 Mr. Conner Dixon of Lethbridge, beloved spouse of Miss Kiara McGarrigle and loving father to Rowan McGarrigle-Dixon, passed away suddenly in Lethbridge on Monday, July 1, 2024, at the age of 28 years.
Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.
WOODRUFF, Edward WOODRUFF EDWARD L. WOODRUFF, beloved husband of Jean Woodruff, passed away on Sunday June 30, 2024 at the age of 72 years.
Arrangements will be announced upon completion.
To send a condolence, please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca
LITTLE, Paul LITTLE October 19, 1946 – July 2, 2024 PAUL GEOFFREY LITTLE passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Tuesday, July 2, 2024 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Paul is survived by his loving wife Sharon of 55 years, son Trevor, daughter Becky (Scott), his sister Shelley (Dave), numerous cousins, and his grand-dog Joon.
Known for his kind and gentle nature Paul was generous and loving, and people were drawn to his positivity. Throughout his life he enjoyed being outside fishing and camping, looking at old cars, and his garden flowers. His also enjoyed the laughs and conversations with all his coffee buddies.
Paul had a proud and distinguished career spending 32 years with the Lethbridge Fire Department, retiring in 2007 as the Chief Fire Marshall. While not quite ready to fully retire, Dad joined the City of Lethbridge School Bus Driver team from 2009 – 2015. He loved all the young people who rode his buses and they put many a great smile on his face.
Paul’s positivity carried on even in the years he battled cancer and he will be lovingly remembered by all who knew him.
The family thanks the entire team at the Jack Addy Cancer Centre, the team on 4C at the Chinook Regional Hospital, and Cornerstone Funeral Home for the amazing care of Paul.
Everyone is welcome to attend a come and go reception with the family at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825-32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, July 5, 2024 from 1:00 to 3:00 P.M. We look forward to hearing your memories.

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