Posted: December 6th, 2019


EMILY MARY HENDERSON, beloved wife of the late John Paul Henderson of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the Edith Cavell Care Centre on Sunday, December 1, 2019 at the age of 104 years.

Emily is survived by her children: Emily (Art Cave) Brookwell, John (Faye) Henderson, Dorothy (Ken Salter) Christensen, Mary (Paul Hynes) Henderson, Susan Barwise as well as ten grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and four great-great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband John, son Robert, second husband Jim Hallet, son-in-laws Gerry Brookwell and John Christensen and her grandson Terrence Werschke.

Emily was born in Hardieville on March 2, 1915 to Fred and Rosalie Trehub. Her family later moved to Coutts, where she met her husband John. They were married on March 12, 1940. In 1951, they settled in Lethbridge where they raised their family.

Emily volunteered for many years at Catholic Charities Clothes Bank where she walked to work in all seasons in order to help the needy. She was a long time member of the Assumption C.W.L. Emily was a very prayerful woman with a deep love of God.

Emily will lovingly be remembered and deeply missed by all her family as well as many nieces and nephews

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, on Monday, December 9, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Albert Sayson celebrating.

If desired, memorial tributes may be made to Stars Air Ambulance (Box 570, Calgary, AB, T2E 8M7) or Assumption Catholic Women’s League (c/o All Saints Parish, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, T1K 0P4).

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