January 18th, 2021


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on August 31, 2015.

Mary Chuen

Ms. Mary Chuen of Lethbridge, formerly of Bow Island, passed away peacefully at St. Therese Villa on Sunday, August 23, 2015.

A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm, on Monday, August 31, 2015 at SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH, 1011 – 4th Ave S, Lethbridge. Interment to follow in the family plot in MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY.

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It is with great sadness that the family of EVELYN ANNA LOUISE HENDRY announces her passing on August 27th, 2015, at the age of 85 years. Evelyn was born January 29th, 1930, in Calgary to Mary Louise Campbell and Kenneth George Campbell. She spent the majority of her working career in the oil industry in Calgary as an executive assistant to senior management.

Evelyn dearly loved the prairies she grew up on and spent her early life in Mundare, Vegreville, and Edmonton before returning with her parents and sister to Calgary. Evelyn valued her connection with aunts, uncles, cousins, and myriad extended family and delighted in tracking and documenting her family tree. She was married in 1954 to Donald Hendry and moved back to his native Scotland for three years with their infant daughter Pat, which contributed to her pride in her Scottish heritage.

Shortly before her retirement, she relocated to the small town of Raymond and fell in love with the history and people. She volunteered countless hours of time with the Raymond and District Historical Society, the Ag Society, the Ladies Auxiliary of the Raymond Hospital, and the Canadian Cancer Society. Her work as president of the Historical Society lead her to write the book “Veterans’ Voices” in 2001, an endeavour that won her a medal of honour from the Canadian Legion.

Evelyn is survived by her daughter Patricia Hendry (Arthur), granddaughter Kirsten Skow, sister Alice Gillis (Moe), niece Leslie (Phil), and nephews Moe (Yumiko), Ken (Deanna), Scott, and David.

The Funeral Service will be held at the CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS, TAYLOR STREET CHAPEL, 4th Street W and 2nd Street N, Raymond, on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 11:00 A.M., with Bishop Gregory Smith officiating. Interment will follow in the Temple Hill Cemetery, Raymond.

Pat Kallio
1940 – 2015
 Elsie Patricia Lorraine Kallio, beloved wife of the late Heino Kallio, passed away in Taber on Saturday, August 29, 2015 at the age of 75 years.
 Further information including service details will follow once arrangements have been finalized.
 Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


ROLF KARCH, Lethbridge, passed away at the Good Samaritans Society – West Highlands, on Sunday, August 30, 2015 at the age of 91 ears.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.


FRANCIS PAUL L’HEUREUX, beloved husband of Victoria of Warner passed away at the Milk River Hospital, Palliative Care Unit, on Saturday, August 29, 2015 at the age of 62 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

Henry Rennie

1921 – 2015

Mr. Henry Alexander Rennie, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Gertrude Rennie, passed away on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at the age of 94 at the St. Therese Villa in Lethbridge, Alberta.

Henry was born on Monday, January 03, 1921 in Aberdeen, Scotland where he was raised and educated. Henry served in the Royal Air Force from 1939 to 1946 and married the love of his life, Gertrude in Medicine Hat in 1942. In 1944 they moved back to Aberdeen, Scotland where they lived until 1948, at which time they moved to Lethbridge. He was employed as a department manager for Eaton’s Company and retired in 1982. During his life in Lethbridge, Henry was a lifetime member of the Royal Canadian Legion, an avid curler, as well as a long standing member of the Henderson Lake Golf Club.

Henry is survived by his 4 children; daughters Kathy (Aaron) Campbell, Heather (Joe) Voort; sons Stewart (Sandi) Rennie, Malcolm (Nancy Buchanan) Rennie; 4 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families.

Besides his loving wife Gertrude, Henry was predeceased by his parents William and Christina Rennie; brother Dick Rennie; sisters Doris Frost and Kirsten Morrice; as well as a grandson Brad Overn.

A Celebration of Henry’s Life will be held on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 2:00pm at the ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION, 324 Mayor Magrath Dr. S. Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 3L7.

Interment will take place at a later date in the Mountain View Cemetery.

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MERLIN DELOY ROAN, beloved husband of LeAnne Roan, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at the age of 68 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

Gerald Sarka

1935 – 2015

Beloved husband and father, Gerald K. Sarka passed away peacefully at St. Michaels Palliative Care Centre on Friday, August 28, 2015 at the age of 80 years.

He is survived by Gail, his loving wife of 46 years, and son Edward (Adam) Sarka of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia as well as sisters Ardis Branch of Picture Butte and Karen Heninger of Stirling, Gail’s family and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Gerald was predeceased by his mother Sarah and step father Chester Sarka and brothers in law, Howard Branch and Bill Heninger.

Gerald was raised in Picture Butte and after trying several careers, became a journeyman plumber and gasfitter, retiring from his business, Sark’s Plumbing, in 1992. He loved sports and in his early years, he played baseball and hockey, won the Golden Gloves in his weight class in boxing, and was well known in local horse racing circles as a Jockey throughout the 1960’s. By far, his favorite sport was golf and he spent the last year yearning to play “just 9 more holes”.

The family wishes to thank Dr. M. Amatto, Dr. A Shukkoor and the wonderful staff of both the Jack Ady Cancer Centre and St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre for taking such good care of Gerald during his illness.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Michael’s Foundation, Palliative Care, at 1400 – 9 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4V5.

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It is with great sadness that we share the news that PAUL WILLIAM SHMYGOL passed away after a hard- fought battle with cancer with his family by his side.

Paul is survived by his siblings Dilene Sorochan ( Don) , Merrill Gilraine (Wayne), Brenley Ogden ( Karl) and Mark Shmygol ( Carol) and his nieces and nephews – Thomas, Karmen, David, Lindsey, Scout and Billy and great nephew Wells and great niece Megan.

Paul grew up in Winnipeg but spent much of his adult life in Alberta, making Lethbridge home in his later years.

Paul was a voracious and all-star athlete in his youth including roles with both the Fort Gary Lions and Calaphane Cats.

In adulthood Paul’s passions were Lake of the Woods and NASCAR. Both of which he got to enjoy in his later days.

Paul’s family would like to extend their deepest thanks to Dr. Hao and the cancer team at Tom Baker and Dr. Oviatt and Dr. Witharana and the palliative team in Lethbridge – all of whom brought him comfort, ease and even laughter.

A private family ceremony will be held at a later date.

Paul will be sadly missed by family and friends.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to Bridges of Hope (www.bridgesofhope.com).

Anne Slater

1921 – 2015

It is with profound sorrow that we wish to announce the passing of Anne Slater (nee Ontko) at the Coaldale Health Centre on Friday, August 28, 2015.

Anne was born in Czechoslovakia and came to Canada in 1926. She was active for many years in the Catholic Woman’s League, and in the Army, Navy & Air Force Women’s Auxiliary. She worked in retail for many, many years at various Lethbridge stores.

Anne was predeceased by her husband Sidney Slater (1986), her father, Stefan Ontko (1959), her mother Anna (1994), brother John (2009), brother Steve (2014), sister-in-law Rose Slater (2004), sister-in-law Muriel Ontko (2012).

She is survived by her son, Sid Slater of Chilliwack, BC, her three grandchildren, Cheryl- Dean Rowlands of New Westminster, BC, Stephen Slater of Surrey, BC and Kimberly Siemens of North Della, BC. Anne has six great-grandchildren, Sarah & Colin Thompson, Lukas & Markus Siemens and Mason & Rebecca Slater. A brother George of Coquitlam, sister-in-law Peg of Calgary. She has numerous nieces and nephews in the Lower Mainland / Vancouver Island, as well as Calgary.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

The Slater family acknowledge, with deep appreciation and thanks, the loving, gentle and respected care given to Anne by the staff of the Coaldale Health Centre. Your love to Anne will not be forgotten.

Ever loved. Ever remembered.

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