Lethbridge AB Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Funerals, memorials for victims of Broncos' bus crash set to take place throughout the week - CBC.caThursday, April 12, 2018
Strasbourg on April 21. Services will begin at 2 p.m. at the Strasbourg Recreation Centre.A celebration of life will take place this Saturday for Broncos' player Logan Boulet in Lethbridge, Alta. The celebration will start at 1 p.m. MT at the Nicholas Sheran Ice Centre. Family and friends are also invited to pay their respects between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Friday, at Martin Brothers Riverview Chapel. A memorial service for Broncos' player Evan Thomas is scheduled for Monday at Saskatoon's SaskTel Centre. Doors will open at 12 p.m. CST. The families of four Edmonton-area Humboldt Broncos players will host a public celebration of the lives of Jaxon Joseph, Logan Hunter, Parker Tobin and Stephen Wack. People are invited to attend the celebration on April 17, that takes place at 1 p.m. MT, at Rogers Place.Public seating at the arena will be by general admission, but will be ticketed, and people may pick up the free-of-charge tickets, available through Ticketmaster. Floor seating will be reserved for family and invited guests. Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Relative of kidney recipient praises Humboldt Broncos player Logan Boulet a hero - The Kingston Whig-StandardThursday, April 12, 2018
Logan Boulet and his family for the gift of organ donation. He is my aunties (sic) angel. Last night she had a successful kidney transplant. So much gratitude."Boulet, a 21-year-old defenceman from Lethbridge, Alta., was among the 15 people who died after a horrific crash involving the junior hockey team in Saskatchewan.Fourteen others were injured when the team's bus and a transport truck collided Friday in a tragedy that has reverberated around the world.Boulet's cousin Julie Kindt said on Facebook that Boulet had been on life support until his organs could be donated.His godfather posted a statement on behalf of the family saying a surgical team from Alberta travelled to a Saskatoon hospital to conduct organ transplant procedures early Sunday morning.Neil Langevin said six people were set to receive the "gift of life" from Boulet, and his other organs would be donated to science."Logan had made it known, and very clear to his family, that he had signed his organ donor card when he turned 21 just a few weeks ago," Langevin said in a Facebook post that had been shared more than 1,700 times as of Monday morning."These actions alone give voice to the selfless and benevolent nature Logan possessed in life for others."About 4,600 people across Canada are on a waiting list for a life-saving organ transplant, according to Joyce Van Deurzen, executive director of the Kidney Foundation of Canada's Saskatchewan and southern Alberta branches."There’s no doubt that the need is far greater than the number of organs available for transplant so every dono...
Emilie Irene Zentner - Humboldt JournalTuesday, January 31, 2017
Neill) Zentner and Emilie (Patrick Boutet) Zentner; Daughter Peggy (Brad) Zeran of Victoria, BC and their son Thomas Zeran; and Son Ralph (Angela Donison-Cornforth and her daughter Taylor) Zentner of Lethbridge, AB and his children, Chad (Sarah) Zentner and their children, Rowynn and Carter and Travis (Kinga) and their children, Emma, Jaxon and Kamryn; Also left to cherish Emilie's memory are numerous nieces and nephews, one brother-in-law, Ron (Joyce) Zentner and sister-in-law, Pat Beiswanger of Okotoks, AB. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Ed, daughter Mary Lea Basset, daughter-in-law, Faith Zentner, sister Rose Weisgerber, sister-in-law, Audrey (Zentner) Swires and brothers-in-law, Lawrence and Dennis Zentner. Emilie was born to Anton and Mary Zimbrod in St. Anna, Romania on August 20, 1928. Her family immigrated to Canada in 1930 when she was only 18 months and her sister Rose, 5 years old. They settled in the Englefeld/Watson area of Saskatchewan. Emilie received her education in Saskatchewan then went on to become a government telephone operator in Watson, which is where she met Ed Zentner, from Romance, SK. They were married at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Watson on February 20, 1950 then settled in to raise their family. In 1968, they moved their family to Humboldt, SK, where Emilie worked as an administrative secretary at St. Mary's Villa and a part-time accountant at the community college. In July 1981, the family moved to Calgary for Ed's career in the insurance industry. Emilie was a devout Catholic and a great believer of prayer. She was a life time and charter member of the C.W.L. since 1957, serving as Treasurer and a volunteer for many years. She was a lover of nature and enjoyed gardening. Once her children were grown and moved on, Emilie devoted her time to her grandchildren. She loved her dogs Skippy and Paige. She had many hobbies including dressmaking, sewing, baking, painting, knitting and crocheting; her family has said many times that if she lived to be a 150 years old, she would never finish everything she wan...
George Dunbar dies at 82 - Kankakee Daily JournalFriday, January 6, 2017
"This professor is a consistent Christian with a life which is an excellent role model for both students and faculty," President Parrott said at the time.
Dunbar was a native of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, and attended the Canadian Nazarene College in Red Deer, Alberta, before transferring to Olivet. He met his future wife, Linda Luttrell, while both were singing in the Orpheus Choir.
He once noted that he conducted "The Star Spangled Banner" and "God Bless Americ" countless times before becoming an American citizen in 1998, 41 years after transferring to Olivet.
He was an active member of the College Church of the Nazarene, serving as minister of music there for more than a decade.
Upon his retirement in 1999, the D. George Dunbar Orpheus Award was established at Olivet, given to an outstanding member of the choir who "embodied the spirit of excellence and ministry" taught by Dunbar.
Schreffler Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Visitation is planned Wednesday, Jan. 4, at College Church of the Nazarene, 200 University Ave., on campus, from 10 a.m. until the time of services at 1 p.m. Burial will be at Kankakee Memorial Gardens.
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Iona "Patricia" ReadingWednesday, November 30, 2016
Peacefully, at Brantford General Hospital, on Saturday November 26, 2016, of Etonia, in her 93rd year.
Beloved wife of 53 years to the late Fred (1998); loved mom to Richard (June) of Lethbridge, AB, Robert (Marie) of Brantford, Daniel (Debbie) of Paris, Dawn Kelley (Paul) of Ottawa, Frederick “Carl” (Anita) of Diamond City, AB, Gail Shmuir (John) of Brantford, Arnold of Medicine Hat, AB and Michele Cromwell (Samuel) of Brantford; Cherished grandmother to 19 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren with two more on the way.
Pat is the last surviving member of her family. Predeceased by her parents; William Andrew Dingwall (1966) and Margaret Jane (nee Marshall) (1983); siblings; Jack (1998), Alice Polly (1941), Jean (2001), Robert (1993) and Lorna (1991).
Pat was a lifetime member of the Etonia United Church and U.C.W. and a member of the Eastern Star.
Friends may call at the Wm. Kipp Funeral Home, 184 Grand River St. N. Paris, on Tuesday November 29, 2016 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM. Funeral Services will be held in the Funeral Home chapel on Wednesday at 11:00 AM. Interment, Princeton Cemetery. Reception at the Etonia United Church to follow.
Donations to Etonia United Church Mem. Fund, Ronald...
A reflective Father Bob Haggarty looks back on his time in Lillooet - Bridge River Lillooet NewsThursday, April 12, 2018
I said to the seniors, ‘If you can’t get along with the Catholics, you’re free to leave!’” It should be noted the seniors have not gone anywhere. Originally from Alberta, Father Bob was ordained in 1971 as a priest in the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI). The Order was founded in 1816 and has had a presence in British Columbia since 1858. The apostolic Oblates focused on outreach to remote and/or wilderness areas, which B.C. was at the time of the Gold Rush. “The Oblates were there, right at the beginning of the colonization of B.C.,” adds Father Bob, who says those early priests were so young that they were described as altar boys. He can quote the early history of the Oblates in B.C. chapter and verse, but is also fascinated by Canadian military history. He says that’s related to one of his mother’s brothers, who went overseas with the RCAF during the Second World War and was killed in action. “My mother had all these letters and pictures but had no time to organize them. But I thought, ‘If we don’t value his contributions, who’s going to?’ He sacrificed his life for this country, so I felt I owed him that and so I took every photo and every scrap of paper and put them in order.” After he began living here, Father Bob became intrigued by the history of local veterans, particularly the “Boys of Lillooet” whose names are inscribed on the cenotaph on the lawn outside the District Office. “I said to myself, ‘Who are you? Who are you?’” He then spent years researching their lives and eventually produced two volumes (World War One and World War Two) of priceless biographical material - old black and white and sepia photos, precious personal letters written from the front lines, military records and his own conversations with their siblings and other family members - that preserves the memory of the “Boys of Lillooet” for posterity. “Those fellows grew up here, lived within a five or 10-mile radius of downtown Lillooet and they never came back,” he says softly. “I thought they should be remembered and we should be proud of them.” Father Bob believes “history is made up of local people. It’s more than what Prince Charles has done. It’s people who are walking down the street. There’s history there, too.” He continues, “And it’s a good story if you go back and find out what happened. I remember hearing an interview with Mark Forsythe on the CBC and he was coming to Lytton for a public forum on the Gold Rush. It was also about the opening up of the Lillooet area and it was an eye-opener, too. I believe in history and I like to know history. I think the history of Lillooet makes you appreciate the place where you live. And for visitors, so much of B.C.’s history took place within a half mile of here.” He says, “Sometimes I’ll go down to Seton Lake and just sit there and I’ll ask people who are visiting for the day if they know where they are and what happened here. It makes it more interesting for them if they know some of the local history.” Father Bob acknowledges he’s “dealing with the reality of being a senior” and some health challenges involving his eyesight, but hopes to continue living here. “Why would I want to leave Lillooet?” he asks. “The environment here...
Conservation group says Alberta grizzly, Bear 148, shot dead in BC - CTV NewsThursday, April 12, 2018
EDMONTON -- Conservationists are mourning the death of a female grizzly bear that had been moved from a popular area west of Calgary this summer to a remote park in northwest Alberta.
Stephen Legault of the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative said Bear 148 was shot by a hunter on Sunday after wandering into British Columbia from its new home.
Legault said the bear was just becoming old enough to have cubs.
"What is really sad is that we have lost the potential that this grizzly bear represented for the further recovery of the threatened species in Alberta," he said Wednesday.
He noted that grizzly bears are often killed after being struck on highways and by trains.
"The fact that this bear was killed by a hunter illustrates the fact that there are many threats to these animals."
The B.C. government plans to ban the killing of grizzly bears for trophy, but not until after this hunting season.
Parks Canada and the Alberta government later confirmed the death of Bear 148.
"This outcome underlines the need for more collaboration across jurisdictions to co-ordinate wildlife and people management at a landscape level," Parks Canada said in an email.
Bear 148 was moved in July from its range near Banff and Canmore, Alta., to Kakwa Wildland Park.
The bear never hurt anyone but had gotten too close to people dozens of times since it was born in the Banff National Park a...
Calgary murder victim Nadia El-Dib laid to rest on Easter Sunday - Globalnews.caThursday, April 12, 2018
RCMP officer was injured after a shootout west of Edmonton near Evansburg, Alta. on Thursday night.WATCH: Mason Davis captured this audio from a police scanner during the tense moments when an Alberta RCMP officer was shot and a murder suspect killed west of Edmonton near Evansburg.It started when RCMP said an officer spotted a man who was believed to be wanted on a Canada-wide warrant, and a chase began after he failed to stop his vehicle.In the confrontation that followed, police say the suspect was killed and the RCMP officer suffered minor injuries. Sgt. Brian Topham, 59, was airlifted to hospital in Edmonton after a bullet grazed his head. He was released on Sunday.READ MORE: Evansburg RCMP officer recovering after shootout with murder suspect west of EdmontonLet's block ads! (Why?)...