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ALSTON

ORSON DOUGLAS ALSTON (Feb. 11, 1928 – Sept. 15, 2017) passed away peacefully at home. Doug will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 60 years, Janet (Turner); his children, Jody, Jim (Sandy; their children Kristen, Kayla, Jaclyn), Drew (Wendi; Andrew, Lauren, Nathan, Madison), Jackie (Kent Warnica; Lauren, Katie), Donna (Trent Taggart; Nathan, Jessica, Becky, Rachel, Kate) and, Jonathan (Jenny; Valerie, Garett, Ethan) and great-grandson Jared James. He is survived by his sister Hope Alston, brother Tyler (Gloria), sister-in-law Doreen Alston, his brother-in-law Lawrence (Norma) Turner and many nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his parents Joseph and Norma Alston, his sister Beulah Holst, brother Cal, nephews Burns and Kevin, and grandsons Jared, Kyle, and Isaac. Doug was born in Magrath and by all accounts, which there were many, had a glorious upbringing full of adventure and friendships. As a young man, he followed his mother’s urging to get a university education. He graduated from Utah State University with degrees in Political Science (BSc and MSc) and the University of Alberta in Education (BEd). After graduating, he began his career as a teacher in Southern Alberta. He taught social studies and eventually became the principal in Glenwood. In 1957, he married his high-school sweetheart, Janet. He remained grateful to the kind and good people of Glenwood who influenced his life in such a positive way. In 1962, the young family moved to Cardston where he taught and became principal of Cardston High School. In 1968, the family moved to Lethbridge when he was hired at the Lethbridge Junior College (Lethbridge College) as the Director of Liberal Arts (Dean of Natural and Social Sciences). He worked at the college for over twenty years during an exciting time in its history and was supportive mentor to many fine instructors and college employees. Doug was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served as Bishop of the Lethbridge 4th ward and as a counsellor in the Lethbridge Stake Presidency. After retiring from the college, he was called to serve as President of the Nigeria Lagos Mission. Doug and Janet cherished their oft-challenging but rewarding time in Africa. When they returned, Doug and Janet loved serving as temple workers in Cardston. He also enjoyed teaching Gospel Doctrine classes and faithfully served in the church until his passing. Dad was a kind, gentle, compassionate man who saw and encouraged the best in people. His greatest happiness was his family and often told them he felt “blessed and highly favoured”. Dad wrote many letters over the years to his children always signing off with “Keep the Faith” and “Love One Another”. His physical presence will be greatly missed by all who loved him; however, his spiritual presence will remain within each of our hearts. His life of devotion and dedication will forever be an example to us. God be with us till we meet again. Family will greet friends and relatives at the Generations Funeral Home (703 -13-St-N.), on Thursday, September 21st from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. or at the church from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service. The funeral service will be held at the Lethbridge Alberta Stake Center (Scenic Drive) on Friday, September 22nd, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. To send condolences, please visit www.generationsfh.ca


BROWN

Reginald John Brown died in a climbing accident on September 11, 2017. He is the son of Nancy and John Brown and brother to Jennifer. He was 33 years old. He was doing what he loved and we take comfort in that. A Celebration of his Life will be held at the Dutch Canadian Centre on September 24, 2017 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. Reg wasn’t a formal guy and family asks that you put on your comfiest jeans and favourite t-shirt and come celebrate the amazing guy that was Reg Brown. A light spread of Regs favourite treats will be available. This will have no nutritional value so come fed. In lieu of flowers please donate to Stars Air Ambulance or to a cause that is near and dear to your heart. To send condolences, please visit www.generationsfh.ca


CHIEF MOON

FRANCES CORRINE “TRIXIE” CHIEF MOON, 48, passed away suddenly on September 16th, 2017. A Candlelight Service will be held at 4th Street and 6th Ave. S., Lethbridge on Wed. Sept. 20th at 6:00 p.m. A Wake Service will be at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Sunday, Sept. 24th from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Monday, Sept. 25th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the Pioneer Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to: www.legacyfuneralhome.ca


DAVIDSON

Our mom, Agnes Colleen Davidson, passed away at her home, which is where she wanted to be, on September 16, 2017. We are grateful that she was separated from her first love, our father, Leo Lamar Davidson, for only a few months as he preceded her on June 28, 2017. Our sadness for her passing is more than made up for by their joyful and loving reunion along with many other family and friends. Agnes and Leo are survived by their five children: Julie Fairbanks (Brent) of Calgary, Alberta; Doug Davidson (Nellie) of Ashburn, Virginia; Jim Davidson (Marie) of Bellevue, Washington; Colleen Low of Arlington, Texas; and Mark Davidson (Karen) of Edmonton, Alberta. Agnes was born in Cardston on September 8, 1926 to Hugh Russel Sloan and Rhoda Leota Hinman. She was the eighth of twelve children. She has two surviving brothers: Hugh Sloan of Springville, Utah, and Butch (Wallace) Sloan of Cardston, Alberta. Growing up she and her siblings loved to ride horses and swim in the river at the bottom of the hill from their home. Her father and many brothers were very involved in boxing and inevitably she would go a few rounds with them, always holding her own. Her youth was highlighted by the opportunity to play with the Shooting Stars, a very successfull girls basketball team, which went to the Canadian Nationals, ultimately losing in the semi-finals to the eventual winners. In and around Cardston she met, courted and eventually married Leo. They lived in Cardston where Dad ran a hardware store and she worked in a bank. They would move to Edmonton for a new job, but eventually a transfer returned them to Lethbridge where they remained. In Lethbridge Agnes worked along side Leo selling real estate for several years; her success was surpassed by her honesty. In 1972 they moved from the city to a small acreage where stood the old Perry home, which had been abandoned. They worked hard restoring the home and making it a cherished refuge for family and friends, and it remains so today. Agnes loved her family, friends, and strangers; she was most happy serving and taking care of them in ways that were uniquely her. There was nothing that made her happier than to sit around the table and visit after enjoying a delicious meal she always made. She was an exceptional home-maker, it seemed there was nothing she could not make, mend, clean or clean again. Agnes had many opportunities to serve both in the church and in the community. Guided by a strong, clear internal sense of right and wrong – she was Irish – she served with great energy, conviction and love. Together their formal church service was highlighted by missions served in Durban/Reunion, South Africa, and Madagascar. Her love for, and faith in our Heavenly Father’s Plan of Happiness, and the atonement of Jesus Christ were sufficient to sustain her through this life and, we trust, carry her on to a joyous reunion with our Dad. The funeral service will be held Saturday, September 23 at 2:00 pm at the Fairmont Ward Chapel, 205 Fairmont Boulevard South, Lethbridge, Alberta. Prior to the service there will be a family greeting from 1:00 – 1:45 pm. Internment will take place at the Mountain View cemetery with a family dinner to follow. To send condolences, please visit www.generationsfh.ca


FORSYTH

ELNA JEAN FORSYTH finished her mortal journey on September 14, 2017 and joined her sweetheart Garth, who predeceased her on February 18, 2016. Jean was a country girl who loved the sunshine and the soil. Her love for flowers showed in her gardens and well kept yard. Jean was born to William David and Elna (Bohne) Campbell on Sept 16, 1930 in Cardston, Alberta. She spent her growing up years in Hillspring, Alberta where she made many happy memories camping in the mountains, picking berries, fishing, and enjoying nature. Her love for the outdoors was later manifest in her paintings, with Old Chief mountain being her favourite subject. Jean worked as cook at the Rothe ranch in the summer of 1948 where she met her handsome cowboy, Garth Dean Forsyth son of Neil Snow and Chloe Roseltha (Hatch) Forsyth. Garth and Jean were married on October 14, 1948 in Hillspring. In 1951, on the ninth of January, they were sealed for time and all eternity in the Cardston Alberta Temple. They raised a large family with most of their married years spent in the Kimball valley where they enjoyed many friendships with families in the area. Jean was always busy gardening, bottling fruit, sewing clothes, tying quilts, and baking bread. Neighbours were blessed by her kind acts of service. Garth and Jean served a mission at the Family History Center in Los Angeles California in 1993-1994. She also served in many church callings including positions of leadership in the Aetna Ward and the Blood Branch. She was a faithful visiting teacher and made her last visits the day before she passed away. From a young age Jean loved being with children. She was considered a prime choice for a baby sitter in her younger years so it is no wonder that her children and grandchildren were her main focus and brought her much joy. They were always welcome to join her anytime at work or at play. When the family was together it was not unusual to hear Jean’s giggle as she watched the grandchildren play. Her large posterity have been blessed by her patient, kind, and cheerful example. Jean is survived by her 10 children, Rex (Betty Lou); Gene (Debra Lyle); Randy (Kathy); Tim (Sherri); Linda (David) Ames; Shane (Sharon); Necia (Richard) Kittler; Scott (Teri); Becky (Kevin Penner); and Bonnie (Darcy) Erickson; her foster son Wilfred (Charlotte) Marks Sr.; 52 grandchildren, 141 great-grandchildren, and one great-great granddaughter. She is also survived by three brothers: Allen (Anna), Darrel (Edith) and Wendell (Debra) Campbell; and three sisters Ruth Barton, Flora Lee and Colleen Hummelle and sisters-in-law Nonavee Campbell and Glenda Campbell. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, her parents, three brothers: Walton (Phaedra), David, and Blaine Campbell; one sister: Annetta Lou Campbell; a brother-in-law: LaVerne Hummelle; a sister-in-law: Wendy Campbell; a daughter-in-law: Karyn Forsyth; two granddaughters: Tausha and Marie; and one great-grandson: Clayton. The family expresses appreciation to all those whose kind words, visits, sincere regards, and reminiscing, cheered and lifted her recently. We also express gratitude to nurses and staff at the Chinook Lodge and at Lee Crest who took such good care of her this past year and a half. Family will greet friends at the Legacy Funeral Home, on Thursday, September 21st from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. or at the church from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service. The Funeral service will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Cardston Alberta West Stake Center, 846 1st Ave W, Cardston, Alberta on Friday, September 22nd, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow in the Cardston Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to: www.legacyfuneralhome.ca


HOLDEN

H. GRANT HOLDEN, of Barons, beloved husband of Shelley Holden, passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit on Friday, September 15th, 2017 at the age of 75 years. Besides his wife, he is lovingly remembered by his children, Donna Lee Holden (John Olsen), Chris (Sandy) Holden, Lorna (Lorne) Ollerhead and Corrine (David) Walcher; ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; sister Monica (Gordon) Metka and many, many dear friends. Grant was predeceased by his parents, Henry Joseph and Gladys “Ruth” Holden, son Phillip Grant Holden and son-in-law Melvin Earl Palmer. A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB. on Friday, September 22nd, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. with Deacon Ray & Ellen Wagner officiating. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at ST. AMBROSE CATHOLIC CHURCH – 1513 – 23 Avenue, Coaldale, AB. on Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. with Father Ian Gagne, Celebrant. In memory of Grant, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. To send a condolence, please visit www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


LANMAN, Robert “Bob” Allan 1953 – 2017

Bob was a patient and respectful son and brother, a caring and supportive friend, an athlete and a coach, a teacher and department head, a volunteer, a step-dad, a healthcare devotee, a blind man, and a solitary retiree…wait a minute – that’s 9 lives, that’s enough! After a somewhat prolonged and often challenging dance with life, Bob died peacefully during a sunny afternoon nap on September 17, 2017. He is survived by his guide dog Harris, sisters: Dr. Geri Lanman, Edie Kendall, Janice (Paul) Nadon, Susan (Hans) Gryzenhout, and Deidre Lamone; brother, Pat (Wendy) Lanman; stepdaughters: Leslie (Tom) DeRuyter and Kristy (Darren) Blair; along with several step-grandchildren, a few nieces and nephews, friends, and relatives. He was predeceased by his parents, Marg and Paddy Lanman, his brother Evan in 1984, and brother-in-law Buck Kendall in 2016. Reverend Stephen London will conduct a Memorial Service on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 2:00pm at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Parish, 13 Brower Drive, Sherwood Park. No flowers please. Memorial donations may be made by those who wish to do so to any of the following charities: Dogs With Wings, Canadian Diabetes Association, Kidney Foundation of Canada, and/or Canadian National Institute for the Blind. To send condolences or to share a memory, tribute or photo, please visit www.glenwoodmemorial.com GLENWOOD FUNERAL HOME, SHERWOOD PARK (780)467-3337


Marjory Turner    1937 – 2017

Marjory Turner of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, September 18, 2017 at the age of 80 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed. Visit www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.


PROKOP

EVELYN PROKOP, nee Heggie, beloved wife of Steve Prokop passed away in Lethbridge on September 16, 2017 at the age of 82 years. The Funeral Service will be held at the CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS Taylor Street Chapel, 400 W 200 N, Raymond AB, on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 11:00am. Friends are welcome to meet with the family prior to the service from 10:00 to 10:45am. Interment to follow in the Temple Hill Cemetery. To send a condolence, please visit www.salmonandsons.ca


QUICK

FLORENCE VERNA QUICK, beloved wife of the late Norman Quick, of Lethbridge, AB passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at the age of 85 years. She is lovingly remembered by her son Brian (Della) Quick of Lacombe, AB; granddaughter, Alexandria (Steve) Mew and their child, Ezra, of Edmonton, AB; grandson Simon Quick of Lacombe, AB; niece Carol (Garth) Tastad of Victoria, BC; and nephew Cameron (Ginny) Fuller of White Rock, BC. Along with her husband, Flo was predeceased by her parents, Verna and Malcolm McKellar, son Bruce Quick, sister Audrey (Clayton) Fuller, parents-in-law, Muriel and Harold Quick, and sister-in-law Dorothy Quick. A Celebration of Florence’s Life will be held at MCKILLOP UNITED CHURCH – 2329 15th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB. on Thursday, September 21st, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. with Reverend Trevor Potter officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Good Samaritan West Highlands Centre – 2681 Garry Drive West, Lethbridge, AB T1J 5A3. To send a condolence, please visit www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


VREDEGOOR

It is with heavy hearts, that we say goodbye to DAVID G. VREDEGOOR. He was a son, brother, brother-in law, uncle, great uncle and friend. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. MARTHA’S CATHOLIC CHURCH – 355 Columbia Blvd. West, Lethbridge, AB on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 12:00 P.M. with Father Salvador Ahumada, Celebrant. Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery. To send a condolence, please visit www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


WILBOR

JOHN DUNN WILBOR, passed away with family by his side, reminding him of the good memories they shared along the way at the Fairmont Extendicare on Friday, August 18, 2017 at the age of 92 years. “He was Epic” Dad was predeceased by his cherished wife, Lilian (1924 to 2015). Left to mourn are his daughters Joni (Dan Cahill) and Lori (Tim) Gibson; grandchildren Chris, Mike (Liana), J.C. (Samantha), Sarah, Erin, Bryson and countless others whose lives he has touched. A Celebration of John’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Erin Phillips and Reverend Andrew Horne officiating. Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery. To send a condolence, please visit www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


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