BETTY LOUISE MARSHALL
1924 - 2012
It is with profound sorrow that the family of BETTY LOUISE MARSHALL announces her passing in the early morning hours on Monday, July 9, 2012 at Rosen Lake, British Columbia. She was 88 years of age.
Betty was born on May 9, 1924 in Taber, Alberta. She married Maurice Marshall on September 9, 1942. The early years of their marriage took them to various locations while he pursued his study of medicine, until they finally settled in Lethbridge, Alberta. Betty and Maurice had six children. Betty had a very adaptable personality that served her and her family well through the years, especially after she developed personal health issues.
Betty quietly accepted whatever came her way with grace and a special brand of stubbornness that we all grew to love. She was very adept at knitting, spent countless hours playing card games and solving jigsaw and crossword puzzles. Later, having lost the majority of her sight she complained very little and found ways to carry on. Her tenacity was very much admired.
Betty is survived by her six children: James (Cathryn) of Atlin, BC; Betty Jean (Keith) Charlesworth of Lethbridge, AB; Robert (Joan) of Enderby, BC; Allan (Ruth) of Jaffray, BC; Patricia (Don) Robb of Lethbridge, AB; and Donald of Lethbridge, AB. Also left behind are her six grandchildren, her seven great grandchildren and her sister Patricia DeBuysscher of Cranbrook, BC. She was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Maurice Myers Marshall, her parents James and Vera Douglas, sisters Eleanor and Marjorie and her brother Gordon.
The family is deeply grateful for the excellent care provided by Dr. A. Billet and Dr. J. Weaver. We would also very much like to thank The Good Samaritan West Highlands Staff and her caregivers in "The Cottage", and Ashley and Terry, for their special brand of care and compassion that sustained the indomitable spirit that was Betty!
A Celebration of Betty's life will take place at a later date.
Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service.
Condolences for the family can be offered at:
Evelyn Grace Egan (nee – Johnston) passed away on Monday, July 16, 2012 at the age of 93 years. Evelyn was predeceased by her husband John; her parents Meda and Charles Johnston; her sisters Fay (Sam) Egan and Marjory Barrie; two brothers, Herb (Evelyn) and Hazelet (Cora); parents-in-law Allan Sr. and Margaret Egan; her brothers and sisters-in-law, Allen Jr. (Beth), Walter (Yvonne), Alfred (Ethel), William (Julia & Melva), Evelyn (Clement) Lavenne, Sam (Fay), Margaret (Sid Tillotson), Hugh (Grace), and Phoebe (Howard) Current. She leaves to cherish her memory, Jim, Ann, Ryan, Megan and Fiona Geldreich, of Bow Island, Glenda, Ken, Ross and Amanda Curley from Kelowna, BC as well as numerous nieces and nephews in Alberta and BC. Evelyn was born in Commerce Alberta and grew up in the Diamond City area. She worked at the Banff and Lethbridge Hospitals before marrying John Egan on December 21, 1940 in Lethbridge. Evelyn then moved to Bow Island where she was a homemaker and assisted with the farming on the Spring Coulee Farm. She continued to be interested in farming even after she retired whether it be about the weather, how the crops were progressing or how calving was going. Evelyn took great pride in their house and yard in Bow Island where she grew beautiful flowers every year. She moved to the Bow Island Pleasant View Lodge for 10 years and then to the Bow Island Health Center long term wing last February. Evelyn was very active in the Golden Age Club in Bow Island for years and was very interested in the events at the St Andrew’s United Church. She enjoyed the company of many great friends and neighbors over the years while spending many hours visiting, traveling with to different events, walking and of course playing crib with whoever was available. Evelyn liked to play solitaire but was always available for a game of crib even up to the last few days at the Health Care Centre. John and Evelyn both enjoyed dancing especially the polka and square dancing. She always went out to hear the music at the Lodge and Bow Island Health Centre where she would be tapping her toes along with the song. Evelyn always had a big smile on her face and appreciated all the care and kindness she received from friends and staff at the Lodge and Bow Island Health Centre. She had a strong sense of community and emotional bond with the Town of Bow Island and surrounding community. Evelyn will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME, on Friday evening, from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held in St. Andrew’s United Church, Bow Island on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. with Gloria Angle officiating. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Bow Island and District Health Foundation, P.O. Bag 3990, Bow Island, AB T0K 0G0. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to:
subject heading: Evelyn Egan, or you may visit www.gonebutnotforgotten.ca and leave a message of condolence. Arrangements are by the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM 540 South Railway St. SE, Medicine Hat T1A 2V6. Please call 1-866-526-2214 for further information.
ADAM GEORGE HOFER born May 31st, 2012, passed away peacefully at home on July 18th, 2012 in the arms of his loving parents, Peter and Helen Hofer. He is also survived by his brother Ryan.
The Funeral Service will be held at the East Cardston Colony on Friday, July 20th, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.
Legacy Funeral Homes Ltd.
P.O. Box 208
Cardston, Alberta T0K 0K0
Phone (403) 653-3222
Fax (403) 653-3677
1964 - 2012
It is with deep sadness to announce that Rosemary Katherine Kerner, beloved
wife of Kelly Kerner, passed away peacefully with her family and friends by
her side in Coaldale on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at the age of 47 years after
a long and courageous battle with breast cancer.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at the Southland Funeral
Chapel, 5006 - 48 Avenue, Taber on Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 7:00 P.M.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church,
5009 - 48 Avenue, Taber on Monday, July 23, 2012 at 10:30 A.M. with Reverend
Vincent TuanHa Celebrant. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden.
Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at
Rose was the proud mother of Robyn Kerner, Brett Kerner, Jennifer (Adam)
Ross, Janine (Steve) Olshaski, Michael (Denise) Kerner and a proud Nona to
fourteen wonderful grandchildren Justin, Colton, Matthew, Kiedon, Kinzey,
Abbie, Josh, Rory, Lauren, Layla, Jaxon, Camryn, Quinn and Charlee. She is
also survived by her brothers Joe Klemen, Steve Klemen and John (Kathleen)
Klemen; sisters-in-law Connie Palmer and Millie Colic; brothers and
sisters-in-law Randy (Jane) Kerner, Ron (Teresa) Kerner, Dale Coombs, Casey
(Carrie) Kerner, Rob (Tracy) Kerner, Hollie (Jeff) Walker, Lynnece (Jeff)
Torgunrud, Wade (Cathy) Kerner, Jayleen (Randy) LaRose, Coralee (Duane) Leth
and by numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents Steve and Rose Klemen; in-laws Joe and
Orlean Kerner; two brothers Victor Klemen, Frank Klemen and sisters-in-law
Bev Klemen and Shelly Coombs (nee Kerner).
Rose was a devoted wife and mother and her family meant everything to her.
She loved having everyone over for dinner so she could cook and show off her
poker shark skills! Rose loved to travel, ride her motorbike, play softball
and spend time with her nearest and dearest friends and family. She lived
life to the fullest!
Rose has given us all new meaning to perseverance and inspiration.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Rose’s name may be made directly
to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, 430?, 1324 - 17 Avenue SW,
Calgary, Alberta T2T 5S8 or to the St. Micheal’s Health Centre (Palliative
Care), 1400 - 9 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4V5.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403)
It is with profound sadness that Ron's family announce his sudden passing. He leaves to mourn his loving wife Barbara; daughter Dana Magree (Tom); son Damon (Tricia) and his pride and joy - two grandsons Tristan and Colton Poole. Ron also leaves countless number of friends who enjoyed his company and helping hands. Ron was predeceased by his father (Joe) and mother (Mattie).
Born in Dauphin, Manitoba, Ron spent most of his adult life in the Camrose area. Ron loved the country life - a pastime that combined his love of horses with the wonderful friendships made along the road. In 2007, Ron and Barb moved their primary residence to the Monarch area - experiencing the ranching life in the scenic Oldman river area.
A private family service will be held. Friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Ron's Life at their home on Saturday, July 21st starting at 5 pm.
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Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematorium
2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South
Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1
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RICHARD ALLEN STANGE of Claresholm, beloved husband of Lorraine Stange, passed away in Claresholm on Thursday, July 19, 2012 at the age of 68 years.
Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.
Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home Ltd.
703-13 Street North
Lethbridge, AB T1H 2T2
Phone: (403) 382-3601
Fax: (403) 320-1492
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