January 15th, 2021

THURSDAY, April 5, 2018

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on April 5, 2018.


Ms. Shirley Adamson, beloved mother, daughter, sister & grandmother, passed away on Sunday, April 1, 2018 in Lethbridge at the age of 61 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced once completed.

To send condolences, please visit http://www.generationsfh.ca

Rhona Campbell
1954 – 2018
Rhona Lee Campbell (nee Thompson), beloved wife of Doug Campbell, passed away peacefully in Taber on Sunday, April 1, 2018 at the age of 63 years. Her battle with cancer has finally ended. She passed away with the love of her life at her side.
The Funeral Service will be held at Knox United Church, 4929 – 50 Avenue, Taber on Friday, April 6, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. A private burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778. Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

Durupt, George Eugene

August 24, 1940 – March 29, 2018

It is with a deep sense of sorrow and loss that we say goodbye to George, our beloved Dad, Papa, Brother and Uncle, who has gone to be with his wife, Helen, who passed away only 9 months ago. George passed away suddenly in a car accident March 29, 2018 at the age of 77.

He is remembered with love by his children Gail (Ed), Mark (Doris), and Joyce (Bruce); his grandchildren Ruben, Alex, Tessa, Marek, Joshua, Joel, and Kiera; his siblings Roger (Elnora), Anna (Jim), Berthe (Ross), Marcia, Anita, Claude (Betty), Genevieve (Keith), Jeanne (Kevin), Leon (Sarah), and Antoinette (Brian), many nieces, nephews and a multitude of family and friends.

Besides his cherished wife, he is predeceased by their infant daughter Alice and brothers-in-law Howie and Joe.

The Funeral Service is Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 12:00 pm at St. Agnes Church, 10826-62 Avenue, Edmonton with a lunch afterwards, at St. Agnes. There will be a viewing Friday, April 6, 2018 from 7:00 pm-8:30 pm at Serenity Funeral Home 5311-91 Street, Edmonton.

In lieu of flowers, consider a memorial donation in George’s name to the Knights of Columbus (c/o St Anthony Church office) or a cause of your heart.

Memories and condolences may be shared on serenity.ca


Mrs. Margaret Furman, beloved wife of the late James Furman, passed away on April 3, 2018 at the age of 97 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 P.M., on Friday April 6, 2018, at the Christ Church Anglican, 320 21st St, Fort Macleod, AB with Bishop Sydney Black, Officiating

Memorial Donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion – Poppy Fund, P.O. Box 694, Fort Macleod, AB T0L 0Z0 or to the Fort Macleod Handi Bus Association, P.O. Box 881, Fort Macleod, AB T0L 0Z0 Condolences can be sent to condolences@edensfuneralhome.com

Victor “Vic” Hamza

1953 – 2018

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Victor Hamza, beloved husband and father. Vic passed away Saturday March 31, 2018 at the age of 65 years.

Vic was born February 25, 1953 in Lethbridge, AB, the second of five children to Wasyl (Bill) and Olga Hamza. On April 4, 1986 he and Ann were married, and have two daughters, of whom he was extremely proud.

Growing up Vic was a talented athlete and played many sports. Summer employment meant working construction with has dad and brother. He was never afraid to try something new; from construction to road paving, retail sales, water treatment operator and house painting. Harvest work near Nobleford led him to try his hand at farming. Purchasing a farm near Picture Butte, Vic enjoyed following the seasons. The smell of newly turned earth and freshly mown hay were what he missed most when the farm was sold in 2009. Vic loved to cook and feed people. He could make anything taste like a gourmet meal. He was an avid reader with many interests.

Left to cherish Victor’s memory are his loving wife Ann, his daughters Alyssa (Marcel Doucette) and Kaitlin (Riley) Machacek. Siblings Julie, Tony, Genie and Veronica, nieces and nephews. Victor was predeceased by his parents.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, April 6, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Pastor Jim Zondervan officiating.

Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.


GEORGE PERVERZIFF, beloved husband of the late Blanche Perverziff, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, April 1, 2018 at the age of 98 years.

George leaves to mourn his devoted daughter, Bonnie (Tom) Scott, his grandchildren Jeremy and Brian (Charissa) Perverziff and his two great-grandchildren Duncan and Kaylie Perverziff, all of Lethbridge. He is also survived by his sister Billie (Sonny) Slavich as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents George and Lucy, his son Dennis, his sisters Helen (Ken) Bluher and Marie Huber and his brothers Peter (Sylvia) Perverziff and John Perverziff.

George was born in Skiff, AB on March 21, 1920. In the late 1930s, he moved to Lethbridge and married Blanche in 1944. He worked as a vulcanizer at Kirk’s Tire. Later on, he became a truck driver and hauled lumber. He and Mom formed their own trucking company years later, and Dad transported poultry for Lilydale.

Fishing was Dad’s passion. His most memorable fishing expedition was with his son, Dennis, in the Northwest Territories. Often, Dad and Mom would hook up the boat and head down to Duck Lake for many enjoyable outings. Upon retiring, Dad tried his hand at curling and absolutely loved it.

When Mom became ill, they moved to the West Highlands Centre. Mom passed shortly after. A very special thank-you to all of the staff at West Highlands for their kindness, dedication and genuine concern for Dad; he was treated with respect and dignity and was truly content living there. Additionally, thanks to the doctors and nurses on 4C at the Chinook Regional Hospital who have been so compassionate and supportive through this difficult time.

Dad always put family first. He taught us that hard work and determination were qualities that would give us strength in times of adversity. He maintained a positive attitude and will be dearly missed.

A Private Family Graveside Service will be held at Mountain View Cemetery.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


BERNARD POELZER, of Milk River, passed away peacefully at the Milk River Health Centre Long Term Care, on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at the age of 77 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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After a life well-lived, Jiro Sasaki gently passed on April 2, 2018 in Lethbridge, Alberta at the age of 95 years.

Jiro was born in Clayburn, BC on January 4, 1923, the second of six children. He is predeceased by his wife, Mae, his brother Nobuo, his sister Yoshiye and his parents Riichi and Misako Sasaki. He is lovingly remembered by his daughter, Janice, his son-in-law, Rob as well as his sisters, Alice Ohashi, Tomi Hisaoka, Amy (Ken) Kurio along with many nieces and nephews that he so enjoyed visiting.

Jiro was relocated to Alberta in 1942. Upon his arrival, Jiro found work with the Wilde family in Welling. He often shared many fond memories of the time he spent there. Jiro and Mae married in December 1950. With his brother-in-law, George Ikebuchi, they operated Chinook Service; first in Barnwell and then later in Taber until 1984. As an employer, Jiro was fair, kind and generous, believing in the potential of every person he met. Jiro was rarely seen without Mae and the two took up many activities such as curling, gardening and skiing. He continued to golf well into his nineties. Jiro had many lifelong friends, appreciating the correspondence that their friendship brought.

Jiro had the ability to make everybody feel welcome and was very outgoing, relishing the company of his family and friends. He will be missed and his memory cherished by all.

A Memorial Service for Jiro will be held at Buddhist Temple of Southern Alberta on Friday, April 6, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Friends may meet with the family prior to the service from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

To send condolences, please visit http://www.generationsfh.ca


THE REVEREND RON STALLARD, beloved husband of Molly Stallard, of Lethbridge, passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit, on Monday, March 26, 2018 at the age of 94 years.

A Celebration of Ron’s Life will be held at ST. AUGUSTINE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, 411 – 11 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. with Canon James Robinson officiating.

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