Mara Bennett 1971 – 2017
Mara Jeannine Angel Bennett, beloved wife of Daryl Bennett passed away in Lethbridge on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at the age of 46 years. Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at the Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 48 – Avenue, Taber on Friday, July 28, 2017 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. and also at the church prior to the funeral service on Saturday, July 29, 2017 between 9:00 A.M. and 10:30 A.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 Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden.
Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at www.southlandfuneral.com. Mara is survived by her loving husband Daryl and their four children Natalie (Tom) Doucette of Lethbridge and their son Noah; Alyssa Bennett of Lethbridge; Shantelle and John Bennett of Taber. She is also survived by her mother Opal Court of Fort Macleod; brothers Aaron (Juanita) Court of Calgary, Tom (Anna) Court of Hawaii and Andy (Kaly) Court of High River, along with in-laws and many cousins, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her father Lowell Court. Mara was born July 24, 1971 in Penticton, British Columbia, and resided in Spruce Grove and Raymond during her youth. She attended the University of Lethbridge earning a Bachelor of Music and was well known for her ability to play the flute. She married Daryl Bennett on August 30, 1991
and they moved to Taber in 1994 where they have resided on the family farm raising their four children. Throughout her life Mara enjoyed activities such teaching music lessons, playing the flute at home and at social and religious events (often accompanied by her husband) and attending school functions with her young children. She enjoyed keeping in touch with family and friends, going for drives, and participating in church social activities, even when MS began to restrict her mobility in her later years. Her four children were her pride and joy. She leaves behind many friends and relatives who will miss her loving kindness. If friends
so desire, memorial tributes in Mara’s name may be made directly to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 724 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge, Alberta T1H 2T1 (www.mssociety.ca). Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.
Deborah “Deb” Evans 1955 – 2017
Mrs. Deborah “Deb” Evans of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. Norman Evans passed away at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at the age of 61 years. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00pm on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4th Street South, Lethbridge, AB. Visit www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.
ADELA MABLE DIETERLE, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at the age of 84 years. No formal funeral service to be held in Lethbridge. Cremation entrusted to Cornerstone Funeral Home. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date in Redcliff, AB. To send a condolence, please visit www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com
CHRISTOPHER “CHRIS” TERENCE DYCK, of Coaldale, AB, beloved husband of Sheri, was welcomed home by his Heavenly Father in the late afternoon of Saturday, July 22, 2017 at the age of 38 years. Chris passed away suddenly and swiftly as a result of a tragic farm accident. Everyone is invited to a Visitation at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, July 28, 2017 from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. Interment service for family and close friends will be held at the COALDALE MENNONITE CEMETERY on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. A Celebration of
Chris’ Life will be held at the TRINITY REFORMED CHURCH, 1100 – 40 Avenue North, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. with Dr. Nigel Wheeler officiating. Babysitting will be provided. To send a condolence, please visit www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com
Charles “Ed” French, beloved husband of Faye French, passed away in Cardston on Friday July 21, 2017 at the age of 91 years. The Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am on Friday, July 28, 2017 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FAIRMONT CHAPEL, (205 Fairmont Blvd. S). To send condolences, please visit www.generationsfh.ca
Henry “Hank” Harbers 1936 – 2017
Mr. Henry “Hank” Harbers of Lethbridge, beloved husband to Mrs. Tina Harbers, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at the age of 80 years. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 7:00pm-8:00pm on Sunday, July 30, 2017 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL. A Graveside Service will be held at 12:00pm on Monday, July 31, 2017 at MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY, 1210 Scenic Drive South, Lethbridge, AB with Pastor Cameron Fraser officiating. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm on Monday, July 31, 2017 at MARANATHA REFORMED CHURCH, 260
McGill Blvd. West, Lethbridge, AB with Pastor Jim Zondervan officiating. Visit www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.
June Conners 1927 – 2017
Mrs. June Conners of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Charles “Chuck” Conners, passed away at the Good Samaritans Society on Monday, July 24, 2017 at the age of 90 years. A Graveside Service will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, July 28, 2017 at the MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY, 1210 Scenic Drive S., Lethbridge, AB, with Canon Alan McCuaig officiating. Visit www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.
KENNETH G. PUTZI January 30, 1934 – July 21, 2017
Kenneth George Putzi, 83, of Sheridan, passed peacefully on Friday, July 21, 2017, at the Amie Holt Care Center in Buffalo, WY. Ken was born on January 30, 1934 in Warner, Alberta, to John H. and Sophie (Schmid) Putzi, immigrants of Switzerland and Germany, respectively. Ken was preceded in death by his parents, brother Ralph, sister, Mary, brother-in-law Vic, four nephews, and a niece. He is survived by his daughters, Deborah (Don) Gardner of Corvallis, MT, Karen (John) Ross, of Morristown, AZ and Jennifer (Josh) Johnson of Buffalo, WY, siblings Jean Pittman of Warner, and Rick
(Rod) Putzi of Milk River, sister-in-law Erin Putzi of Lethbridge, his grandchildren, Amelia Gardner, Nathan Gardner, Coy Johnson, and Cam Johnson along with numerous nieces and nephews. Memorials to honour Ken may be made to the Wyoming State 4-H Office, 1000 E. University Ave. Dept. 3354, Laramie, WY 82071 or to the Montana 4-H Foundation, 111 Taylor Hall, P.O. Box 173580, Bozeman, MT 59717
TESSIER, Laurette Blanche April 11, 1929 – Cadillac, Saskatchewan July 25, 2017 – Calgary, Alberta. Laurette Tessier of Calgary, passed away on July 25, 2017 at the age of 88 years. Sister Laurette Tessier, Sister of Charity of St. Louis, died at Providence Care Center, Calgary, July 25, 2017 at the age of 88 year and 67 years of vowed life. Laurette was born on a farm near Cadillac, SK where she lived until joining the Congregation in 1948.
Her years of service included 21 years in the teaching profession in Saskatchewan (Moose Jaw, Marquis, Radville) and Alberta (Calgary, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge). This was followed by 17 years in parish ministry in Lethbridge, AB, and Weyburn, Wolseley, Sintaluta, and Grenfell, SK. She also spent a number of years in the role of archivist for the western SCSLs and coordinated the care of the senior sisters at St. John’s Convent in Calgary. Her many and varied interests included history, science and writing poetry. By means of “time-lines”, she loved to share her knowledge of church history and sacred scriptures. Her special love for music led to involvement in liturgical music for some 45 years. She helped the poor through the St. Vincent de Paul Society and by
sharing table fellowship with many homeless people through the Inn From the Cold Society. Membership in the Calgary Diocesan Ecumenical Commission inspired her to promote the cause of ecumenism. Sister Laurette will be lovingly remembered by her SCSL Sisters, her family and numerous friends. She was predeceased by her parents, Blanche and Alphonse Tessier; her sister, Rita Chicoine; and brother, Jean-Denis Gravel. We are grateful for the excellent care given to Laurette by the staff at Providence Care Center. Memorial tributes in Sister Laurette’s name may be made directly to St. Vincent de Paul Society: Email,
https://ssvpcalgary.org/support-st-vincent-de-paul/, or to Elizabeth House: Email, https://www.elizabethhousecalgary.ca/copy-of-form. Funeral Mass will be held at ST. PIUS X CATHOLIC CHURCH (2424 – 24th Avenue N.W. Calgary, AB) on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow at the church. Graveside Service to follow reception at 1:30 p.m. at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through
www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In living memory of Sr. Laurette Tessier, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.