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Rita Lusk, beloved wife of Dale Lusk of Lethbridge, passed away in Calgary on Thursday, January 28, 2010 at the age of 72 years.
Besides her loving husband Dale, she is survived by her children Myrna (Will) McLean of Missouri and her son Alban, Louis Lusk of Lethbridge, Kevin Lusk of Lethbridge and David (Bonayanh) Lusk of Hawaii and their children Kiana, Kindy and Vilay. Rita is also survived by her siblings Jean Cannady of Raymond, Judy (Murray) Craig of Calgary, Larry (Beryl) Conrad of Claresholm, Doug (Wendy) Conrad of Calgary and Burt (Kathi) Conrad of Orem, Utah as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents Louis and Ethis Conrad and by two sisters.
Rita was born on December 2, 1937 in Lethbridge to Louis and Ethis Conrad. She received her nursing degree from the University of Alberta. Rita met Dale Lusk and they were married on August 24, 1966. They lived in Idaho and later moved to Taber where she worked at the Taber Extendicare for many years. In 2004 they moved to Lethbridge where she has resided until her passing.
A private family burial will be held at the Taber Memorial Garden on Wednesday, February 3, 2010.
The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Northside Chapel, 2223 - 6 ‘A’ Avenue North, Lethbridge on Wednesday, February 3, 2010 at 2:30 P.M. with Bishop Robert Bender conducting.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Rita’s name may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317 - 10 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 2M7.
Edwin Gordon Leong, beloved husband of Lily Leong, passed away in Lethbridge on Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at the age of 68 years.
Besides his loving wife Lily, he is survived by his children Anthony (Muoi) Leong of Calgary, Julie Leong of Lethbridge and Jamie Leong of Lethbridge; grandchildren Sheldon and Kayla. Edwin is also survived by his sister Gloria Adachi of Lethbridge; brother Douglas Leong of Vauxhall; brothers-in-law Sonny (Theresa) Yu of Edmonton and John (Michelle) Yu of Edmonton; nieces and nephews Michael (Partow), Carol, Robert, Tammy and Tony; special friend Helen Conner.
He was predeceased by his parents John and Ida Long; in-laws Susan and Wayne Yu; infant daughter Laura Lynn; Anne Leong (mother of Anthony); brother-in-law Ray Adachi.
Edwin was born in Medicine Hat on September 9, 1941 to John and Ida Long. He worked alongside his parents and sister at Long’s Supermarket in Vauxhall until he retired. He enjoyed hunting and golfing and won many trapshooting competitions throughout southern Alberta. Edwin’s motto in life was “buy low - sell high”.
The Funeral Service will be held at the Vauxhall Mennonite Brethren Church, 320 - 9 Street North, Vauxhall on Tuesday, February 2, 2010 at 2:00 P.M. with Reverend Alana Johnson officiating. A private family burial to follow at the Vauxhall Cemetery.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Edwin’s name may be made directly to the Alberta Lung Association, Box 4500, Station South, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 6K2.
Charles Russel Laqua, beloved husband of Lylla Laqua of Foremost, passed away in Bow Island on Sunday, December 14, 2008 at the age of 80 years.
Besides his loving wife of 59 years Lylla, he is survived by his children Jerry (Ginger) Laqua of Foremost, Don (Evelyn) Laqua of Stirling, Bonnie (Dave) Kennedy of Lethbridge, Dean (Robyn) Laqua of Foremost, Janice (Randy) Yancie of Foremost and Adrienne Laqua of Lethbridge; nineteen grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers Bill (Louise) Laqua of Lethbridge and Bob (Lillian) Laqua of Sylvan Lake; sister Joyce O’Connell of Parkhill, Ontario; sister-in-law Joan (Pete) Kwasnecha of Leduc as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his son Lyle; parents Bill & Mildred Laqua; granddaughter Cinnamon Laqua; son-in-law Dave Derksen and brothers-in-law Victor O’Connell & Neil Bailey.
While farming was his passion, Chuck had many other talents and interests. In all his undertakings, whether planting or harvesting, building or renovating a house for family or a neighbor, skipping a curling team, pitching a baseball, hunting or fishing, he did it to the utmost of his ability. During the nineties he became interested in Lylla’s hobby of stained glass and soon they were spending their winters constructing memorial windows for the Foremost United Church (eight in all). This
was a further labour of love for the church fellowship he served all his life. A man of few words, Chuck’s integrity, trustworthiness and love of family shone through. He was indeed the foundation of our family and we know how blessed we were.
The Funeral Service will be held at the Foremost United Church, 202 - 2 Avenue East, Foremost on Friday, December 19, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. Burial to follow at the Foremost Cemetery. After the service, family and friends are invited for lunch and fellowship at the Community Hall where no doubt the conversation will turn to, among other things, the Hoping community dances, the Lucky Strike Ball Club, Foremost curling in its hey-day, hunting with his family and buddies, or the church at Thistle Ridge and how no-one ever went home alone on a Sunday afternoon.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Chuck’s name may be made directly to Bow Island Health Centre (Palliative Care), Bag 3990, Bow Island, Alberta T0K 0G0.
Linden Dee Litchfield of Taber passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 7, 2008 at the age of 94 years.
Linden was born September 27, 1914, the son of Joseph and Ferl Litchfield in Raymond, Alberta and grew up on the family homestead north of Purple Springs. Linden was the second in a family of eight children. Linden grew up with a deep love of the “Sandhills” and spent many hours in the saddle: both on his own land and in working for ranchers in the area. He often spoke fondly of his memories of working for Charlie Furman and the Francis family.
Linden married Myrtle Lenz of Hillspring on December 20, 1944 in the Cardston Alberta Temple. They have six children: Linda (Wren) Atwood of Bow Island, Merlin (Debbie) Litchfield of Taber, Rita (Bill) Toone of Claresholm, Ardyth (Randy) Erickson of Coaldale, LeRon (Patsy) Litchfield of Taber, Christine (Ken) Proskow of Creston, BC. Linden & Myrtle have eighteen grandsons and seventeen granddaughters and sixty seven great-grandchildren with four more on the way. He is also survived by his brothers Elden Litchfield of Lethbridge and Dean Litchfield of Raymond; sisters Iris Meldrum of Magrath and Dorothy Francis of Taber.
Linden is predeceased by his beloved wife, Myrtle; his parents, two brothers and one sister.
The most important things in Linden’s life were his family, his church, and being a good friend and neighbour. He gave many years of service to his church and to the community. He was respected and admired by all who knew him.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at the Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 - 48 Avenue, Taber on Friday, October 10, 2008 from 7:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. and prior to the funeral service in the Relief Society Room of the Church from 1:00 P.M. to 1:45 P.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 54th Street Chapel, 5314 – 54 Street on Saturday, October 11, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. with Bishop Frank Walton conducting. Burial to follow in the Taber Memorial Garden.
Robert McKay Lewis of Taber, passed away after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease early Tuesday, August 12, 2008 at the age of 85 years.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 60 years, Margaret; their three children Laura (Bill) Tempany of Calgary, Tom (Marcella) Lewis of Keg River, Alberta and Tim (Debbie) Lewis of Taber; nine grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren and his sister Margaret (Ross) McKibben of Taber.
Bob was born in Knee Path (now Cranford), Alberta on May 17, 1923 and lived there, except for postings during the war, until moving into Taber from the farm five years ago. Bob was a great farmer, auto restorer, aircraft builder, enthusiast and pilot and worked on his hobbies at the farm up until a couple of years ago. During the war Bob was posted at various sites across the prairies and was an airframe mechanic responsible for repair and maintenance of aircraft and made many lifetime friends during his time in the Airforce. Bob was an active participant in the Royal Canadian Legion for many years and spent many a fun time on Saturday nights dancing up a storm with his beloved Marg. Bob was a very strong person in every regard and accomplished much during his 85 years. He built a large irrigation farm, raised three strong children and built many of the toys he enjoyed sharing with his family so much. From the gyrocopter, speed boats and aircraft to most of the furniture in their original home, nothing was daunting to Bob when something needed to be done. Bob was respected in the community for his helpful nature, fun loving approach to life and always had time to stop for coffee or libation's when friends dropped in. Bob will be missed by all who knew him and his family and extended family will miss the sage advice and dry wit we all grew to know and love.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at the Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 - 48 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, August 14, 2008 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at the Knox United Church, 4929 - 50 Avenue, Taber, on Friday, August 15, 2008 at 1:30 P.M. with Reverend Frank Lewis officiating. Burial to follow in the Taber Memorial Garden.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Bob’s name can me made directly to the Royal Canadian Legion in Taber, 5205 - 48 Avenue, Taber, Alberta T1G 1S8. As a lifelong member, Bob always made time to do chores required by the Legion.
It is with great sadness that the family of Katherine Lynch (Galvin) announce her passing at the University of Alberta Hospital, of a cerebral hemorrhage, on August 7, 2008 at the age of 50 years.
Katherine is survived by her loving husband Victor Lynch, sister Eileen McIntyre and her sons Matthew and Justin McIntyre, Aunt Norma Galvin, mother-in-law Jackie Lynch; sisters-in-law Tammy Carter and Sandy Lynch; brothers-in-law John, Keith and Glen Lynch; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends as well as relatives in England. She was predeceased by her parents Joan and Bill Galvin of Taber.
Katherine has resided in Fort McMurray for the past twelve years. She will always be remembered by her family and friends for her ability to meet life’s challenges with an upbeat attitude, smile and twinkling eyes.
A private family service will be held in Taber with burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden.
A Memorial Service will be held at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 3 Hospital Street, Fort McMurray on Tuesday, August 19, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. with Deacon Raymond Chan officiating.
Glen Lee, beloved husband of Ivy Lee of Etzikom, passed away peacefully in Bow Island on Sunday, July 6, 2008 at the age of 90 years.
Besides his loving wife Ivy, Glen leaves to cherish his memory his son Tom (Glenda) Lee. He is also survived by his brothers Eddie (Mary) Lee, Ralph (Doreen) Lee; sister Lora (Dean) McKnight; sisters-in-law Joyce (Martin) Lypka; Frances (Jerry) Thacker; brothers-in-law Tony (Carol) Annon, Roger (Karen) Annon and by numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents Art & Nora Lee, sister Lillian, daughter-in-law Debbie Lee and two sisters-in-law Nona Cuthill and Wilma (Warren) Quinnell.
Glen was born January 18, 1918 in South Dakota and at the age of 6 months, he and his parents came to Canada. At the age of 15, he left behind his schooling in Etzikom to tend cattle with his dad. Glen joined the South Alberta Regiment in 1941 and was sent overseas the following year. On August 20, 1944, Glen was wounded in France at the Battle of Falaise Gap and received his discharge in February of 1945. In 1946 he purchased land from Wilbur Huff and began ranching and farming. Glen married Ivy Annon in 1950 and a year later their son Tom was born. In 1957, they moved to the farmstead where he resided until his passing. Glen never lost his passion for cattle. As he became less able to participate physically, he continued to brainstorm ideas (almost all proven to be good), designed to keep others busy.
The Funeral Service will be held at the Etzikom Community Hall, Etzikom on Friday, July 11, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor George Mills officiating. Burial to follow at the Etzikom Cemetery.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Glen’s name may be made directly to the Bow Island Health Centre (Palliative Care), Bag 3990, Bow Island, Alberta T0K 0G0, to the Etzikom Museum, Box 585, Etzikom T0K 0W0 or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317 - 10 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 2M7.
It is with deep sadness that the family of Signe “Siggie” Christina Lickiss announce her passing in Calgary on Thursday, July 3, 2008 at the age of 93 years.
She is survived by her loving children, Randy (Sue) Lickiss of Surrey, British Columbia and their children Yvonne and Kerianne; Myrna (Andre Belisle) Lickiss of Calgary, Brenda (Ian Wilson) Lickiss of DeWinton; Vance (Alisia) Lickiss of Langdon and their children Skyler and Ricki.
Siggie was predeceased by her husband Gordon in 1986.
She was a loving and dedicated mother to her four children. We were truly blessed to have a mother we admired, respected and who supported us in life. A courageous lady, with a wonderful sense of humour and a strong sense of family.
Relatives and Friends are invited to meet with the family at the Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 - 48 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, July 10, 2008 from 10:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden with Reverend Frank Lewis of the Knox United Church in Taber, officiating.
Edna Idella Lickiss, beloved wife of the late Newton Lickiss, passed away in Taber on Monday, April 7, 2008 at the age of 90 years.
Edna is survived by her children Patricia Lickiss of Vauxhall, Ralph (Bev) Lickiss of Taber and Beverly Barby of Olds. She is also survived by her grandchildren James (Trudy), Kyle (Dana), Kevin, Adrian, Kayelene, Shawn, Julia (Reg), Sonny (Ashley); great grandchildren Penny & Haley, Katrina & Justin, Colton, Cassandra and by numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband Newton in 1995, her parents, three sisters and one brother.
Edna was born in Carstairs on May 9, 1917 to Peter & Alma Johnson, the fourth of five children. She worked on the farm along with her sisters and brother while completing her nursing degree correspondence. After receiving her diploma, Edna moved to Taber to work at the hospital. She met and later married Newton Lickiss on February 20, 1946. They continued to reside in town and had three children; Pat on January 3, 1947, Ralph on June 3, 1949 and Beverly on August 20, 1953.
Edna became ill with Polio in December 1953 and spent eight months recovering in Banff. Despite the effects that Polio would have for the remainder of her life, Edna never let it interfere with her kind and gentle nature.
She loved to quilt. Many of her quilts were shared with family, friends and missionaries - including one that went to Germany, of which she was so proud. Edna will be dearly missed and fondly remembered by her family and all those who’s lives she touched.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at the Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 - 48 Avenue, Taber on Wednesday, April 9, 2008 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at the Evangelical Free Church, 5431 - 48 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, April 10, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Ron Gartly officiating. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden.
If friends so desire in lieu of flowers, memorial tributes in Edna’s name may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317 - 10 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 2M7.
Marie Lyon, passed away in Taber on Monday, September 24, 2007 at the age of 74 years.
Marie is survived by her seven children Danny Golub of Hays, Deborah (Rob) Greenaway of Taber, Suzanne (Eddie) Yankovic of Golden, British Columbia, Calvin Britton of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Ron Lyon of Kelowna, British Columbia, Robert (Perry-Lynn) Lyon of Strathmore and Tracey Lyon (Jim Beckley) of Hays; grandchildren and great grandchildren Larry (Jen) and their children Mikhaila, Mackenzie and MaKenna; Angel and her children Danielle and Heather, Christina (Brent), Alexis (Mat) and children Greg and Brayden, Travis, Cody, Lacey, Jacob, Katie, William, April, Corie (Bill) and their son Andrew, Joey Jason, Chantelle, Josh, Michael, Krystle (Dave) and their children Jessica and Taylor. She is also survived by her siblings Melvin (Linda) Crim, Bill (Jean) Crim, Anne Madil, Donnie (Kathy) Miller all of Ontario and by numerous nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to meet with the family at the Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 - 48 Avenue, Taber on Wednesday, September 26, 2007 from 7:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at the Parkview United Church, 712 - 3 Avenue North, Vauxhall on Thursday, September 27, 2007 at 2:00 P.M. with Reverend Alana Johnson officiating. Burial to follow at the Vauxhall Cemetery.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Marie’s name may be made to the Alberta Lung Association, Box 4500, Station South, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 6K2.
Alice Lewis of Taber, passed away on Monday, July 23, 2007 at the age of 96 years.
Alice is survived by her daughter Lois Long of High River and extended family.
She was predeceased by her husbands Alan Sanderson, Thor Johnson and Canon Ernie Lewis; two grandchildren Valerie and Robert Long and son-in-law Leland Long.
Alice was born in Taber August 18, 1910. She was a devoted wife and mother. Her years were spent as a homemaker devoted to her family.
The Funeral Service will be held at St. Theodore’s Anglican Church, 5120 - 44 Avenue, Taber on Wednesday, July 25, 2007 at 2:00 P.M. with The Reverend Wil Stonehill officiating. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Alice’s name may be made directly to Taber Hospital Foundation, Continuing Care, 4326 - 50 Avenue, Taber, Alberta T1G 1N9.
Myrtle (nee Lenz) Litchfield of Taber, beloved wife of Linden Litchfield, died peacefully on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 at Taber Extended Care at the age of 83 years.
Myrtle was born February 7, 1924 the daughter of August and Della Lenz of Hillspring, Alberta, the fourth in a family of twelve girls. She attended Business College in Lethbridge and specialized in accounting. After working for a time in Glenwood, Myrtle came to Taber and worked for the Taber Cannery. There she met and married Linden Dee Litchfield on December 20, 1944, in the Cardston Alberta Temple. They lived on the family farm in the Fincastle area and have shared more than sixty two years of marriage. They have six children Linda (Wren) Atwood of Bow Island, Merlin (Debbie) Litchfield of Taber, Rita (Bill) Toone of Claresholm, Ardyth (Randy) Erickson of Coaldale, LeRon (Patsy) Litchfield of Taber, Christine (Ken) Proskow of Creston, BC. Linden and Myrtle have eighteen grandsons and seventeen granddaughters, and fifty five great-grandchildren with six more on the way. Myrtle is also survived by five sisters Irma Anderson and Ruby Fletcher both of Taber, Rachel (Mark) Merrill of Hillspring, Marietta (Bill) Oviatt of Spruce Grove and Hazel Lenz of Calgary.
She was predeceased by her parents and six sisters.
Myrtle gave a life of service to her family, church and community. She was Cub Leader for over fourteen years and many a Taber boy will have fond memories of the many activities on the Litchfield farm during his cub years. Myrtle also spent many years caring for Linden’s parents in their later years. Linden & Myrtle worked for over eighteen years in the French name extraction program. Myrtle loved genealogy and felt a great connection with her ancestors. She was very proud to be working in the name extraction program that enabled her to help other people all over the world to find their own ancestors. Myrtle and Linden always had a large garden and were very willing to share their produce with neighbors and friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at the Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 - 48 Avenue, Taber on Friday, April 13, 2007 from 7:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. and prior to the service in the Relief Society Room of the Church from 9:45 A.M. to 10:45 A.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Taber Stake Centre, 4709 - 50 Avenue, on Saturday, April 14, 2007 at 11:00 A.M. with Bishop Frank Walton conducting. Interment to follow in the Taber Memorial Garden.
Arthur Larson, beloved husband of the late Erlene Larson, passed away peacefully at the St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care, Lethbridge on Sunday, December 3, 2006 at the age of 93 years.
Arthur is survived by his daughter Elaine Carswell of Lethbridge and her children Nelson (Penny) Carswell of Airdrie, Kevin (Cindy) Carswell of Pincher Creek and Kaireen (Ed) Emond of Drayton Valley; his son Ken (Doris) Larson of Spruce Grove and their children Nicole Larson and Brad (Jen) Larson all of Edmonton; his daughter Myrna (Martin) Holst of Hays and their children Wade Holst of London, Ontario and Todd (Sherry) Holst of Hays; fourteen great grandchildren and two great great granddaughters. He is also survived by two brothers-in-law, Alfred Monson of Viceroy, Saskatchewan, Dan Jones of Vauxhall; several nieces and nephews and by a dear cousin and friend, Margaret Albers of Weyburn, Saskatchewan.
He was predeceased by his wife Erlene October 15, 1991, his son-in-law Larry Carswell March 31, 1998, three brothers and two sisters.
Arthur was born June 3, 1913 at Bengough, Saskatchewan. On December 18, 1937, he married Erlene Jones. All three of their children were born at Bengough. In 1952, the family moved to Barons, Alberta where Arthur was employed as a mechanic. He built the hardware store in Hays when the hamlet was established and moved his family there in 1955. In 1960, he opened the Vauxhall Coin-Op Cleaners. In 1964 they sold and moved to Pincher Creek where he owned the McLeods Store and the Datsun dealership and garage. They retired and moved to Taber in 1972. Arthur and Erlene spent nineteen years together wintering in Arizona until Erlene passed away in 1991. Arthur continued wintering there for another six years. He purchased a condo in Taber in 1997 where he lived before moving to Columbia Assisted Living in Lethbridge in November 2004.
The Funeral Service will be held at the Knox United Church, 4929 - 50 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, December 7, 2006 at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Peter Walker officiating. Interment to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Arthur’s name may be made directly to the Geriatric Chinook Regional Hospital, Geriatric Unit, 960 - 19 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 1W5 or to the St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit, 1400 - 9 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4V5.
Evelyn Maxine Linnen of Bow Island, passed away on Monday, November 27, 2006 at the age of 77 years.
Evelyn is survived by her daughter Eileen (Neil) Schmidt of Bow Island and their daughters Alison & Jocelyn; her son Gerald (Lynn) Linnen of Hayward, California and their children Neil of Texas and Bryan, Tia, Latron & Karrianna of Hayward. She is also survived by her sisters Lois (Warren) Wattie, Ora Petrinack, Murla (Jim) Bodnarek, Lorna (Ken) Hopkins-Taylor, Marilyn (Ken) Hassman and Reta (Ben) Tokarek; two brothers Roger Buchanan and Byron Buchanan and by two sisters-in-law Jean Buchanan and Marion Buchanan.
She was predeceased by her parents, four brothers, John, Howard, Ross and Gary Buchanan and by a brother-in-law, Dr. Nick Petrinack.
Evelyn was born March 23, 1929 in Grand Coulee, Saskatchewan, one of thirteen children born to Frank & Virginia (Virga) Buchanan. She moved to Alberta in 1961, settling in the Bow Island area, where she has resided until her passing. She liked to laugh, was witty and had exceptional hearing. She enjoyed her cup of tea, watching “The Young & The Restless” and visiting with her friends on the phone. Despite battling many medical conditions, Evelyn always had a positive and cheerful disposition. She will be sadly missed and fondly remembered.
A special thanks is extended to the staff at the Bow Island Health Centre and also to Home Care for the compassionate and gentle way in which our mother’s needs were met.
The Funeral Service will be held at the Alfred Egan Home, Day Room, 1039 - 1 Street East, Bow Island on Thursday, November 30, 2006 at 3:00 P.M. with Reverend Sandra McMillan of the St. Andrew’s United Church in Bow Island, officiating.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Evelyn’s name may be made directly to the Bow Island Palliative Care, Bag 3990, Bow Island, Alberta T0K 0G0.
Derek Emile Lutz beloved husband of Andrea Lutz of Taber, passed away unexpectedly as the result of an oil field accident on Wednesday, November 8, 2006 at the age of 26 years.
Besides his loving wife, Andrea he is survived by his parents, Terry Dagg of Taber and Nelson Jr. (Rona) Lutz of Saskatchewan; sister Misty Lutz (Peter Gronemeyer) of Taber and by his grandmother Kay Lutz of Medicine Hat. He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Sandy (Stewart) Sears of Taber; brother-in-law, Erik Bodnar of Taber; father-in-law, Garry Bodnar (Pat Perl) of Taber; special Aunt Maureen (Randy) Gyorkos of Medicine Hat and by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was predeceased by his grandfather, Nelson Lutz Sr. and grandmother, Nancy Soucie.
Derek was born March 24, 1980 in Mission, B.C. He married his high school sweetheart Andrea Bodnar April 3, 2004. Following high school he pursued a career in welding. Derek had a passion for fishing and was a real outdoorsman. He enjoyed quading, hunting and had a love for Fords, life and his pets, Rottweiler Missy and cats: Mary Jane and Vicious. He loved cooking, he was Andrea’s “Martha Stewart”. Derek will be remembered for having his own language and a contagious laugh. He will be fondly remembered by his many family and friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 - 48 Avenue, Taber on Friday, November 10, 2006 from 7:00 to 8:00 P.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at Knox United Church, 4929 - 50 Avenue, Taber on Saturday, November 11, 2006 at 2:00 P.M. with Reverend Jim Lochhead officiating. Interment to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Derek’s name may be made directly to the Alberta Fish and Game Association, P.O. Box 4441 Taber, Alberta T1G 2C8.
Mrs. Vera Lowen, beloved wife of Mr. John Lowen of Vauxhall, passed away in Taber on Thursday, June 1, 2006 at the age of 68 years.
Vera was born at Mullingar, Saskatchewan June 14, 1937 and was the daughter of Jacob & Esther Thiessen. She married John Lowen May 24, 1957. She worked with the Vauxhall Public Library for a number of years, retiring in 2003. Vera was a member of T.O.P.S. and enjoyed gardening.
Besides her husband John, Vera is survived by her three sons Rodney (Mary) and their children Brandi and Brandon, Ronald (Jeanne) and their daughter Chelsey and Doug. She is also survived by her brother Jake (Lynn) Thiessen and by numerous members of her extended family.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at the Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 - 48 Avenue, Taber on Sunday, June 4, 2006 from 4:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.
As was Vera’s request, a private family funeral service (family and close friends) will be held at the Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 - 48 Avenue, Taber on Monday, June 5, 2006 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Elroy Senneker officiating. Interment to follow at the Vauxhall Mennonite Cemetery.
John Lemisko Sr., beloved husband of the late Katie Lemisko, of Taber, passed away at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary on Sunday, January 8, 2006 at the age of 79 years.
John was born in the Ukraine on January 21, 1926. He came to Canada in 1948 and married Katie in 1949. Together they made their home in Taber where they raised their family. Katie passed away November 13, 1994 and John continued to reside in Taber until his passing.
John is survived by his son William (Lynn), his daughter Mary (Ed) St. Laurent and their children Greg and Neil (Corinne), his son John Jr. and John Jr.'s children Chancellor and Davis, his son Steve (Kathy) and their son Ronald, his daughter Eva (Rej) Laurion and their children Cameron and Cassandra, his son Jim and Jim's daughter Jamie and also by his great grandchildren Jessica and Noelani.
He was predeceased by his wife Katie and by his granddaughter Stacey.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at the Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 - 48 Avenue, Taber on Friday, January 13, 2006 at 7:00 P.M.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Augustine's Catholic Church, 5009 - 48 Avenue, Taber on Saturday, January 14, 2006 at 10:30 A.M. with Reverend Mariusz Sztuk SDS, Celebrant. Interment to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden.
Mrs. Mary Ledene of Taber, beloved wife of the late Mr. Rueben Ledene, passed away on Monday, April 4, 2005 at the age of 88 years.
Mary was born February 15, 1917 in Turin, Alberta to Carl & Marie Johnson. In 1919 the Johnson family moved to Enchant where she received her schooling. In 1928, Mary, along with her family traveled to Norway where they spent four months together. Following her school years, Mary worked for the Martin family at the Scandia store before she married Reuben in Medicine Hat on October 14, 1939. Together they settled in Scandia, later moving to Vauxhall in 1962 and Taber in 1996. During their time in Vauxhall, Mary enjoyed working at the drug store for twenty-two years, was a member of the Senior's Centre, and a lifetime member of the Evangelical Free Church. Mary enjoyed softball, curling and was an avid fisherman. She loved to sing with friends, skate and took great pride in her flower gardens. She enjoyed going on yearly campouts and attended parties with their group of fourteen friends who were all married in 1939, a group better known as the "39'ers". Following Reuben's death in 1998, Mary lived with her daughter and son-in-law Jeanelle & Ray for a year until her move to Continuing Care where she resided until her passing.
Mary is survived by her son Gerry (Donalda) Ledene of Strathmore and their children Ross (Kristen Belanger) and Heather; her daughter Jeanelle (Ray) Bryant of Taber and their children Chad (Nicole) and Carrie; and by her daughter Wendy McLeod of Vancouver, B.C. Mary will also be fondly remembered by her special great-grandaughter Kiara Jensen who held a very dear place in Nana's heart. She is also survived by five sisters-in-law Joye Johnson, Jo Johnson, Naomi Ledene, Delores (Art) Borchers and Eva Ledene as well as many nieces and nephews.
Mary was predeceased by her husband Reuben on September 5, 1998.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 - 48 Avenue, Taber on Wednesday, April 6, 2005 from 7:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
A Funeral Service will be held at the Vauxhall Mennonite Brethren Church, 320 - 9 Street North, Vauxhall on Thursday, April 7, 2005 at 2:00 P.M. with Reverend Harry Ruggles and Mr. Vern Beck officiating. Interment to follow at the Vauxhall Cemetery.
Loy Lowe, loving wife of the late Mick Lowe of Taber, passed away on Sunday, September 19, 2004 at the age of 70 years.
Loy was born in Taber on October 28, 1933, the daughter of Pat and Cleone Stevens. Living on a farm just east of Barnwell, Loy grew up with her siblings Rod (Judy) Stevens of Coaldale, Alberta, Louanne (Garnet) Asplund of Brooks, Tom (Bev) Stevens of Nelson, B.C. and Barbara Gulmick of Calgary.
Loy met and married Mick Lowe of Cardston on May 21, 1955. They moved to Calgary and later to Kemano, B.C. where they spent ten years raising their family before moving back to Taber. Every community Loy has resided in, particularly Taber, has benefited by her sincere desire to help others.
Loy is preceded in death by her husband Mick and her oldest son Warren.
Loy will be remembered by her children Wayne (Judy) of Kitimat, B.C., Kathy (Dwight) Wojcicki of Grand Prairie, Alberta, Leslie (Leonard) Conlon of Lloydminister, Saskatchewan, Willis of Taber and Frank (Amber) of Lethbridge; thirteen grandchildren Barbara, Richard, Daryll, Kimberly, Russell, Amber, Layne, Brandon, Morgan, Justin, Cyler, Evan and Lynnae; six great grandchildren; daughter-in-law Eleanor Nooski and family friend Shirley Jorstad.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet the family in the Relief Society Room of the Church prior to the Service from 1:00 to 1:45 P.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Taber Stake Centre, 4709 - 50 Avenue, Taber on Friday, September 24, 2004 at 2:00 P.M. with Bishop David Walters conducting. Interment to follow in the Taber Memorial Garden.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Loy's name may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, #207, 542-7 Street South, Lethbridge.
Alberta T1J 2H1 or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317-10th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 2M7.
Mr. Jim Longacre of Taber, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Florette (Mary) Longacre, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 14, 2004 at the age of 79 years.
Jim was born and raised on the family farm near Retlaw where he and his brothers and sisters survived the dirty thirties. After working on the west coast at his brothers logging company, he came back to Alberta to work at the coal mine in Shaughnessy. A mine cave in there nearly took his life, and after months of rehab at the Galt Hospital, he went back to farming. In 1967 Jim left the farm and moved his family to Lethbridge where he worked as a welder at Edwards Rod Weeder, Noble Blade, Prebuilt Industries and finally Dresser Clark (Rand) until his retirement in 1989. Jim loved life and music and for many years people in the community halls all over southern Alberta danced to the Longacre orchestra.
Predeceased by his infant daughter Karen and wife Florette, Jim is survived by his sons Wade (Liz) and Keith (Rita) and daughter Faye, as well as eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
The Funeral Service will be held at the Southland Funeral Chapel (5006-48 Ave.) Taber on Thursday, August 19, 2004 at 1:00 P.M. with Deacon Mike Whalen officiating. Interment to follow in the Taber Memorial Garden.
(Queenie) Victoria Mary Lindsay of Taber, beloved wife of the late Joe Lindsay, passed away on Saturday, June 19, 2004 at the age of 86 years.
Queenie was born in Milk River on May 24, 1918, the daughter of Fredrick and Kate Bartram. She received her schooling in Milk River and came to Taber in the early 50's to work for her brother Mike at the RCA store. Queenie married Joe Lindsay on September 3, 1955. Music was an important part of her life. She was a church organist, choir leader and piano teacher, as well as played in a quartet with Arnold Odland, Stan Bartram, Roy Maier and John Rae. Queenie was also a member of the Eastern Star.
She will be forever missed by her two sons Bill (Debbie) of Calgary and Brian (Brenda) of Lethbridge; grandchildren Ryan, Nikki and Sharon; a sister Freda Kinniburgh of Taber; brother Vincent Bartram of Port Alberni, B.C.; brothers-in-law Ian Laing of Lethbridge and Edgar Lindsay of Nelson, B.C. and also by numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband Joe, brothers Ron, Stan, Mike, Ralph and Roy and sisters Zora and Lillian.
The Funeral Service will be held at Knox United Church (4929-50 Ave.) Taber on Thursday, June 24, 2004 at 2:00 P.M. with Reverend Jim Lochhead officiating. Interment to follow in the Taber Memorial Garden.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Queenie's name may be made to the Taber Hospital Foundation, Continuing Care, 4326-50 Ave., Taber T1G 1N9.
Phyllis Ruby Layton, war bride, straight-talking mother, knitter of things large and small, and dedicated multi-mile walker, took her first walk with the angels at the age of 78 years.
Waiting to greet her on the other side of the veil were her father and mother, Harold and Emma Savage (Potter), brothers Peter (Wendy) and Leonard (Patricia) Savage; sister-in-law Florence (Harold), brothers-in-law Cecil (Gladys), Orlin (Beryl), Ralph (Verna); sisters-in-law Irene Freed (Max), Hazel (Oliver) Payne, Dorothy Stalker (George); grandson Jonathan Layton and granddaughter Emily Layton.
Mourning her passing are her husband Harold, who lovingly held her hand through the final days, brothers Harold, Edward (Valerie) and Raymond (Pat); sister May (Eric) Budd; children Robert (Marg), Janice (Vern) Orr, Jennifer (Gordon) Evans, Valerie (Mike) LeBaron, Ralph (Pat), Kirk (Janet) and Kevin (Sandy); 21 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at the Southland Funeral Chapel (5006-48 Ave.) Taber on Tuesday, June 8, 2004 at 8:00 P.M. and also at the church prior to the service from 2:00 to 2:45 P.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 5314-54 Street, Taber on Wednesday, June 9 at 3:00 P.M. with Bishop David Walters officiating. Interment to follow in the Taber Memorial Garden.
If one so desires, memorial tributes may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317-10th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 2M7.
Joan Langeman, beloved wife of the late Jacob Langeman, passed away in Taber on Sunday, April 18, 2004 at the age of 83 years.
Joan was born on December 18, 1920 at Redditch, Worchestershire County, England, the oldest of six children of Charles and Ellen Salisbury. She came to Canada in 1926 with her parents and sister, settling in Saltcoats, Saskatchewan. She moved to Coaldale in 1940 to work and met her future husband Jacob. They settled in Taber in 1948 and remained there for 20 years. In 1968 they moved to Lethbridge and remained there until Jacob passed away in 1997. She returned to Taber at that time where she resided until her passing.
She is survived by two daughters Verla (Joe) Liptak of Taber and their children Valerie (Chris) Orban of Lethbridge, Cathy (Darren) Trempner of Lethbridge and David Liptak (fiancée) Lisa Evans) of Taber; Judy (Larry) Elhart and their children Nicole (Sheldon) Flaig and Mark Elhart (special friend Amy Mitchell) all of Medicine Hat; seven great grandchildren Brance, Taylor and Chortney Orban of Lethbridge, Madison and Zachary Trempner of Lethbridge and Ethan and Ty Flaig of Medicine Hat; a sister Pauline Redden of Victoria, B.C.; two brothers Norman (Grace) Salisbury of Victoria and Charles (Dorothy) Salisbury of Christina Lake, B.C.; sisters-in-law Martha Langeman of Coaldale, Margaret Salisbury of Slocan, B.C. and Jean Salisbury of Ottawa, Ontario and also by numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband Jacob, she was predeceased by an infant daughter Judith Audrey and two brothers Ray Salisbury and Brian Salisbury.
The Funeral Service will be held at St. Theodore's Anglican Church (5120-44 Ave.) Taber on Wednesday, April 21, 2004 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Loren Hosfield officiating. Interment to follow in the Taber Memorial Garden.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Joan's name may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317-10 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 2M7.
Mrs. Jessie Lane of Bow Island, beloved wife of the late Mr. Henry Lane, passed away peacefully at the Bow Island Health Care Center on Friday, January 2, 2004 at the age of 96 years.
Jessie was born at Nottingham, England on December 2, 1907. At the age of 15 years she accompanied her mother to Canada and settled in the Foremost Community. In 1928 she married Henry Lane, who became her loving lifetime partner for nearly 68 years. They lived in Foremost, Peace River and Burdett Communities before retiring to Bow Island in 1994. God blessed this union with 7 children, 29 grandchildren, 65 great grandchildren and 9 great great grandchildren. Jessie was a very loving and caring person. She devoted her life to her husband and family. Her grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren were her special joy. She enjoyed music and especially playing the violin. Homemaking, cooking and knitting were her specialties. The family members all enjoy her beautifully knit or crocheted afghans and hand knit baby ensembles. Her joyous, peaceful spirit was contagious. Seldom did she grumble or complain. She appreciated everything people did for her.
She was predeceased by her father Thomas Cottingham and her mother Alice Cooke, her step-father John Cooke, a brother Leonard Cottingham and a sister Edna Hopkins. Her husband Henry Lane passed away in 1997. She was also predeceased by a daughter Thelma Froese, a son Wesley Lane, grandsons Dennis Lane, Lester Clements and Wesley Johnson.
Jessie is survived by two sons Gordon (Lorraine) Lane of Bow Island and Ronald (Norma) Lane of Burdett; three daughters Dorothy (Dave) Clements of Calgary, Margaret (Allan) Smith of Bow Island and Marilyn (Duane) Thompson of Fort Collins, Colorado. She will be greatly missed by her many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Also surviving is one sister Ruth (Noelin) Newton of Lethbridge and three sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law as well as numerous nieces and nephews. We know she is rejoicing with her family who have gone before her. We will miss her, but our many treasured memories of her will remain forever.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at the Southland Funeral Chapel (5006-48 Ave.) Taber on Wednesday, January 7, 2004 from 7:00 to 8:00 P.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at the Christian Community Church, Burdett, Alberta on Thursday, January 8, 2004 at 2:00 P.M. Interment to follow in the Burdett Cemetery.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Bow Island Health Care Centre, Palliative Care, Bag 3990, Bow Island, Alberta. T0K 0G0.