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Erna (Rosner) Lea

January 22, 1933 ~ July 6, 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old


Our mother, Erna Lea, passed away peacefully at the age of 90 on Thursday, July 6th at Fairmont Extendicare. Mom was born in Austria on January 22, 1933 to Franziska and Ludwig Rosner.  Her family included her younger siblings, Oskar and Maria (Mitzi).

Mom cherished her membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She loved her Savior and exemplified her desire to be like Him by serving those around her. She had diligently cared for and nursed her own mother for many years. Mom loved to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ as she possessed an unshakeable testimony of God’s goodness and His plan of happiness. She served in many callings and particularly loved teaching Primary. Doing family history was also very important to her.

Mom loved nature.  Some of her favorite outings were in the mountains or walks to Henderson Lake with family. She also had a great love for music—operas, Handel’s Messiah, and old-time music.

Mom married John in 1956 in England where she was living as a nursing student.  They immigrated to Canada in 1967 with their three children and later welcomed three more children. She was a devoted wife and mother.

After Dad’s passing in 1989, Mom worked as a recreational director at Raymond Ridgeview Lodge, bringing laughter and a sense of fun to all who lived there. She persevered, knowing she would be reunited with him one day, having received the promised blessings of eternal marriage in the London, England temple.

Knowing our mother is again with Dad, and her family who predeceased her, gives comfort to her children: Valerie (Richard) Hill, Karen (David) Wetterstrand, Yvonne (Darrel) Fedor,  Esther Lea, Quentin Lea, and David (Brandie) Lea; her 21 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren who loved her dearly.

Our love and thanks go out to the staff at Fairmont Extendicare for all they did for Mom while she resided there. 

Mom’s funeral service will be held on Friday, July 14th at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel at 4105 Forestry Ave S, Lethbridge, Alberta with Bishop Cook officiating.


Full service details as follows:

Friends may meet with the family at Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home (703 - 13 St. N) on Thursday July 13, 2023 from 6:00-7:30 pm.

Funeral service will take place on Friday, July 14, 2023 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel, located at 4105 Forestry Ave S, Lethbridge. Friends may meet family from 10:00-10:45am prior to the service.

Interment at Temple Hill Cemetery in Raymond, AB to follow.

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Friends may meet the family
July 13, 2023

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home
703 - 13 Street North,
Lethbridge, AB T1H 2T2

Funeral Service
July 14, 2023

10:45 AM
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, East Stake Centre
4105 Forestry Avenue South
Lethbridge, AB T1K 4W3


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