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Clifford “Mac” Gordon McLaren
November 18, 1925 – September 25, 2016
Our Dad has been reunited with his beloved wife Frieda and other loved ones on Sunday, September 25, 2016. He passed away peacefully with his family by his side at Legacy Lodge. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at the ROLLING HILLS COMMUNITY HALL. Visit www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.
MARJORIE MAE COTE 1929 – 2016
Marjorie “Marj” Cote (Walker) beloved wife of the late Hector Cote, passed away peacefully on September 24, 2016 at the age of 87 years. Marj will be lovingly remembered by her children Roberta Myles, Glenna (Louie) Caldwell, Marie (Bill) Mellafont, Marlene (Glynn) Livingstone, Harold (Marla) Walker, Ed (Mel) Walker and Tom Walker; 47 grandchildren, 68 great grandchildren and 8 great great grandchildren; sister Doris Kimmitt and brother Dave Dragland; sisters-in-law Nedra Dragland and Anita Kroetch, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Besides her loving husband Hector, Marj was predeceased by her infant son Gerald;
granddaughter Lindsay Mellafont, and grandson Gerald Myles; great grandson Nicholas La Grandeur; brothers Ted Dragland, Gordon Dragland; sons-in-law Lloyd Johnson and Phillip Myles. Marj was raised in Conquerrville, Alberta after receiving her education Marj moved to Lethbridge, was married and started her family, before settling in Pincher Creek in 1965. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at the Twin Butte Community Hall, Twin Butte Alberta at 11:00 AM. Interment to follow at Fairview Cemetery in Pincher Creek. Memorial Donations in Marj’s name may be made directly to a Charity of Ones’ Choice.
DON LEROY PASSEY 27 August 1930 – 25 September 2016
Born in Magrath AB, Don passed away in Langley BC after a sudden illness. He spent most of his life in Ft. Langley, which he dearly enjoyed. He was a man of dignity with open arms and a large heart, a steadfast friend and excellent host at numerous parties over the decades. He was a tall strong man who was supportive, protective, generous, and loving to his family and friends. Don will be missed by all who knew him, including his wife Sibyl, his sons Greg, Brad, Randy, stepson Raymond, stepdaughter Nanette, his grandchildren Christina, Jessica, Sarah, Jennifer, Chad, Cody, Jim, Jason, Levi, step granddaughter Ashley, and his great grandchildren
Ashton, Chanelle, Arlo, and Kaleb. A heart felt thanks to Iris Passey (mother of his three sons), Debbie Passey, Teresa Passey, and Donna Lawrence for their care and support. There will be a graveside ceremony at the Fort Langley Cemetery on September 30 at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers please donate to the charity of your choic. A celebration of life will be conducted at 1 PM on October 29 at the Ft Langley Lions Club Hall.
ERDMAN - THOMAS RICHARD ERDMAN, of Barons, beloved spouse of Anne-Marie Erdman, passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at the age of 63 years. Further arrangements will be announced once completed. To send a condolence, please visit www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com
FLYNN - NATASHA BERNICE FLYNN, beloved companion of Kent Nagata, and cherished mother of Brady Flynn and Dakota White, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at the age of 40 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed. To send a condolence, please visit www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com
GEDDES - MARY HEATHER RYPKEMA GEDDES beloved wife of Vern Geddes, passed away at the St. Michael’s Palliative Care on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at the age of 67 years. Besides her husband Vern, she is survived by her children: Trevor Rypkema, Angie (Dave) Geddes, Danny Rypkema, Steven Rypkema all of Lethbridge; Step-children: Jenny Geddes of Lethbridge, Jessica Geddes of Lethbridge, Erin Geddes of Medicine Hat, Ben (Lethe) Geddes of Magrath, Melissa Geddes of Lethbridge and by 15 grandchildren. Heather is also survived by her siblings Nancy (Rudy) Schmidt, Jim (Shirley) Jones and by Steve (Elli) Jones. She was predeceased by her
infant son Troy Rypkema, her first husband Geert Rypkema, her parents Ross and Margaret Jones. Heather was born August 12, 1949 in Nova Scotia to Ross and Margaret Jones. Heather moved with her family to Edmonton where she met and married Geert Rypkema on June 16, 1971. Together they were blessed with their 5 children. In 1981, they relocated to Drumheller. After Geert’s passing Heather moved with her children to Raymond. While living in Raymond Heather met and married Vern Geddes on May 10, 2001. She felt very blessed to be the “Bonus” mom to Vern’s 6 children. Heather’s children and grandchildren were the most important part of her life. She was a kind and loving person
that had a way of showing her many friends the love she had for them. Heather was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The gospel was very special to Heather. A Memorial Service will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, West Side Stake, 560 Highlands Blvd West, Lethbridge, on Friday September 30, 2016 at 2:00 PM with Bishop Sheldon McLachlan officiating. Friends may meet the family prior to service from 1:00-1:45 pm at the church. Memorial donations may be made in Heather’s name to the Jack Ady Cancer Centre, 960 – 19 St. S., Lethbridge, AB T1J 1W5.
GEORGE - MAGDALENA GEORGE, beloved wife of Robert George of Lethbridge, passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit on September 27, 2016 at the age of 62 years. Besides her loving husband, Maggie is survived by her children, Catherine (Kristopher) McLaughlin and their children, Joseph and Erin, all of Lethbridge, Laura George, of Calgary and Allison George, of Calgary; her brother, Istvan (Hilda) Gyenes and their children and grandchildren, and Istvan’s mother, Istvanne Gyenes; her parents-in-law, James and Mary George; her brother-in-law, David (Lorie) George and their children and grandchildren, and
her sister-in-law, Iboly Gyenes and her children, and sister-in-law Dorothy George. Maggie was predeceased by her mother, Anna Hango; her father, Istvan Gyenes; her grandparents, Paul and Anna Hango; her special uncle, Peter Bendzsak, and her brother, Sandor Gyenes. A Visitation will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Thursday, September 29, 2016 between 1:30 P.M. and 2:15 P.M. A Graveside Service will follow at MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY – 1210 Scenic Drive South, Lethbridge, AB at 2:30 P.M. with Reverend James Gundren officiating. A Memorial Service will be held at SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH – 1011 4 Avenue South,
Lethbridge, AB on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 4:30 P.M. with Reverend James Gundren officiating. In memory of Maggie, donations may be made to the NICU at the Chinook Regional Hospital – 960 19 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 1W5. To send a condolence, please visit www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com
GERDING - Robert (Bob) Gerding Died September 7, 2016. Wake at Vulcan Legion on September 30, 2016 at 1:30 pm.
HEALY - JOHN JAY HEALY passed away in Calgary on September 24, 2016 at the age of 75 years. A Wake Service will be at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Friday, September 30th, from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Saturday, October 1st at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the Pioneer Cemetery. Send condolences at www.legacyfuneralhome.ca.
Yvonne Klinkhammer - 1922 – 2016
At the age of 93, Yvonne Edna Klinkhammer, beloved wife of the late Bernard Joseph (BJ) Klinkhammer, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 25, 2016 with her family at her side. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00am on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 12 AVENUE S., Lethbridge, AB, with Father Kevin Tumback, celebrant. Visit www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.
MOONEY - LYLE MOONEY, beloved husband of Anne Mooney, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at the age of 85 years. Besides his loving wife Anne, Lyle is survived by his children Maggie (David) Fudger and Patrick Mooney, grandchildren Danielle, Samantha and Josh, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Lyle is also survived by his step children Shirley (Jeff) Martin and their children, Lynne (Barry) Van Paassen and Wayne (Marie) Chomas and their children. Lyle was predeceased by his parents Jack and Maude, brother Gerald and sister Dorothy. Lyle was born in Wardlow/ Cessford area,
AB, on October 27, 1930, where he grew up and farmed and ranched as well. Later, he ran a hotel in Barons, AB, and Lyle also worked for the City of Calgary. He returned to farming in the Peace River area, before retiring to Granum, Lethbridge and finally Coaldale, where he resided until his passing. Lyle enjoyed making soup, collecting vintage items and telling humorous stories of the past. He will be greatly missed. At Lyle’s request, no formal funeral service will be held. In memory of Lyle, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, PO Box 2211, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 4K7. To send a condolence, please visit
NELSON - RITA JOY NELSON of Stirling, beloved daughter of the late Ellen and Farrell Nelson, passed away peacefully at Good Sam’s in Raymond on Sunday, September 18 at the age of 65 years. She is predeceased by her brother Brian. She is survived by her brother Grant (Connie) Nelson of Stirling and their children Jeff (Angie) Nelson, Lisa (Chad) Nelson, Kristi (Darren) Mazutinec, Jimmy (Patti) Nelson, Roxanne (Jared) Heggie, Cindy (Josh) Smith, Kevin (Kaleigh) Nelson, and Shawn (Brett) Nelson, and 36 great nieces and nephews. Rita was a beloved member of the Stirling Community. She played an integral role in the
lives of her nieces and nephews, in her church, and with other members of her community. She was friendly, loved to participate in a variety of activities, and cared about others. Almost everyone in town knew who Rita was. She was seen at every basketball game dressed in red, white and blue. Whether she was cheering for the players, or yelling at the refs, everyone knew she was the Lakers number one fan. On summer days she would be seen riding her bike into town and spending hours swimming lengths at the pool. She loved being involved with her church. For over a decade she served in the nursery where she played with the children and helped the leaders
keep everything clean and organized. The children loved her. She had a tender heart for her nieces and nephews and their children. She spent her days nurturing, teaching, loving and supporting her family. Her family treasures the memories and the role she played in their lives. Their lives will be forever blessed because of Rita. Friends may meet the family on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at the Stirling LDS Chapel from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., or prior to the funeral service on Friday from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, September 23, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, STIRLING CHAPEL, with
Bishop Jeff Nelson officiating. Interment to follow in the Stirling Cemetery.
WALKER - LYLE VERN WALKER, of Milk River, beloved husband of Bonnie Walker, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at the age of 48 years. In memory of Lyle and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317 – 10 Street S, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 2M7. Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed. To send a condolence, please visit www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com
WILLIAMS, CHARLES ALFRED 1923-2016
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of MR. CHARLIE WILLIAMS husband of Leola Williams on Tuesday September 27, 2016 at the age of 93. Besides his loving wife, Charlie is survived by his daughters Pat Williams, Jean (John) Talerico, Janet (Crofton) Booth and grandchildren Joe (Donna) Talerico, Terri Talerico (Jeremy Kucheran), Amanda Werden, Carly Werden as well as 6 great grandchildren. A come and go reception will be held at the LETHBRIDGE COUNTRY CLUB – 101 Country Club Rd S. on Saturday October 1, 2016 from 1:00pm-3:00pm. Condolences may be sent to:
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