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Brian Bradford Provost
Born March 10, 1960, passed away November 23, 2015 at the Pincher Creek Health Care Center.
Wayne Currie 1927 – 2015
A loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, B. Wayne Currie passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge, Alberta on Friday, November 20, 2015 at the age of 88 years. He is survived by his beloved wife of 66 years , Lois (Dannatt); four sons, Myron (Pat McMillan) of Lethbridge, Loren (Maria) of Vancouver, Hal (Diana) of Okotoks and Lyndon of Calgary, 11 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, his brother Bryan (Lorry), his sister-in-laws Doreen Dannatt of Lethbridge and Margaret Gotwals of California as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Boyd and Clara Currie, his sister Joan (Brooks) and older Brother Richard who died in infancy as well as brother in laws Russell Dannatt, Anthony Gotwals and John Brooks and sister in laws Rose Dannatt and Pauline Currie. Wayne was born at Commerce Alberta on January 19, 1927. The family moved from the Picture Butte area to a farm east of Warner in 1936. He attended Watt School as a child and later Warner High School. He spent 2 years studying drafting and construction at Calgary Tech. Wayne loved to build and built 18 homes in the Warner area in the off season when he wasn’t farming. Wayne served on the Warner Village Council for 13 years and was a volunteer fireman. He served as the chairman of the church building committee when the new church was built in 1967. He was a member of the board of DriLand Feeders for 11 years and a life member of the Warner Elks. Wayne and Lois moved to Lethbridge in 1998. Wayne had a love for sports and music his entire life. He loved to play baseball and watch his children and grandchildren play a variety of sports. He sang in the church choir for many years in Warner and carried on his love to sing as a member of the Bridge City Barbershop Chorus. He spent hours on woodworking projects in his basement shop and also developed a love for lapidary at the Lethbridge Seniors Centre. The family wishes to thank the doctors and nurses at Chinook Regional Hospital for their compassionate service during his illness. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00PM, on Thursday, November 26, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610- 4th street south, Lethbridge, with Pastor Brian Magee officiating. In lieu of flowers, those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Parkinson’s Society of Southern Alberta, 1254-3 Ave. South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 0J9. Visit www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.
Blanche Christianson Edgar was born in Magrath, Alberta. As part of a family of 8 children, Blanche took pleasure helping to take care of her 4 little sisters. She moved to Fort Macleod for her first job. Blanche lived in many communities in Southern Alberta over her 93 years, returning to Fort Macleod in the early 1980’s. She was an active leader and hard-working volunteer in each community where she lived. She loved music and singing, was an outdoor enthusiast and avid sportswoman. Blanche was an independent and strong woman who was driven by her passion to help others; she saw obstacles only as challenges to overcome. Blanche was the heart of her family keeping everyone connected. She loved each and every one of her family members, and loved to spend as much time with them as possible. She was very generous with family and friends: giving special cards, letters, flowers, and gifts to them was a highlight of her life. Blanche had an ability to connect with people in a way that made them feel special and valued. She left us a legacy of loving and giving. Should anyone wish to make a donation in remembrance of Blanche, her charity of choice is the Fort Macleod Handi-bus , P.O. Box 881, Fort Macleod, Alberta, T0L 0Z0.
Peter Grieser 1929 – 2015
Peter Louis Grieser, beloved husband of Edie Grieser, passed away in Taber on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at the age of 86 years. Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Friday, November 27, 2015 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. The Funeral Service will be held at Knox United Church, 4929 – 50 Avenue, Taber on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at www.southlandfuneral.com. Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.
Henk Vloo 1930 – 2015
“I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies, and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.” John 11:25-26
The Lord took unto himself, Hendrik Vloo, beloved husband of the late Dina Vloo, on Friday, November 20, 2015 at the age of 85 years. Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. The Burial Service will be held at the Taber Memorial Garden on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. The Funeral Service will be held at the First Christian Reformed Church, 3902 Heritage Drive, Taber on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at www.southlandfuneral.com. Henk is survived by his seven children Henry (Dorinda) Vloo of Jordan, Minnesota, Bernie (Jane) Vloo of Barnwell, Grace (Terry) Sauchuk of Turin, Linda Vloo (Ralph Shiels) of Lethbridge, Arlene (Henry) Ekkel of Iron Springs, Sylvia (Terry) Olfert of Hays and Karen Vloo of Taber. He is also survived by fifteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren and his brother Albert Vloo in Holland. He was predeceased by his wife Dina, daughter Helen, parents Hendrik and Grietje Vloo; father and mother-in-law Berend and Roelfina Huizing, four siblings as well as numerous brothers and sisters-in-law. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Henk’s name may be made directly to the Bibles for Mission Thrift Store, 1004 – 1 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 0B1. Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.
KOTTAS November 24, 1914 to November 23, 2015
JESSIE KOTTAS, beloved wife of the late Frederick Kottas, passed away peacefully in Raymond on Monday, November 23, 2015 at the age of 100 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.
Gepke Slomp 1921 – 2015
Mrs. Gepke Slomp of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Tim Slomp passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, November 22, 2015 at the age of 93 years. Just shy of her 94th birthday. Visit www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.
William “Bill” Stanton 1928 – 2015
Mr. William “Bill” Stanton of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Peggy Stanton, passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Thursday, November 19, 2015 at the age of 87 years. Bill was born on September 27, 1928 in Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England to Neil & Evelyn Stanton. He immigrated to Canada in 1938 with his aunt and resided in Rocky Mountain House and attended school there. He then left the farm and came to Lethbridge to seek employment. He met his wife of 63 years and raised 5 children. He was employed with the City of Lethbridge for 40 years with the electric department. He had a love for classical music, the outdoors, he loved to fish and hunt, and he was an amazing wood craftsman. In retirement, he had a passion for raising orchids. He also enjoyed cross country skiing, golfing and bowling. He was active in the Reserve Armoury in Lethbridge, as well as the Orchid Society. Bill was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Besides his loving wife Peggy, he is survived by his three daughters JoAnne (Allen) Wiebe, Susan (Warren) McEwen, Patricia Piekema (Brian Quinn); his two sons Timothy Stanton and Robin (Becky) Stanton; eight grandchildren Megan, Alyssa, Kim, Kirsten, Brendan, Scott, Kailyn, Logan; step-grandson Aiden; six great-grandchildren Alivia, Luke, Emmalie, Brynlee, Sheena, Gavin; brother-in-law Peter (Terry) Savage; cousin Ray Rogers (Addlin) of Calgary; sister-in-law Judith Knighton of England. He was predeceased by his parents Neil & Evelyn Stanton; Derrick & Barry Stanton (Maureen); sister Mary Yates (Ron); infant son David; mother and father-in-law Bill and Anne Savage; brother-in-law Bill Savage Jr. At Bill’s request, there will be no funeral service. A private family service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial donations to a charity of your choice. Visit www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.