January 19th, 2021


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on September 23, 2015.

Muriel Margaret Bond

1924 – 2015

Muriel Margaret Bond, beloved wife of the late Carlos Alexander Bond, passed away peacefully on September 17, 2015.

She is survived by her three children; Raymond Carlos (Lynn) Bond, Marillee Grace (Cliff) DuBe and Bryan Dale (Rhonda) Bond; her loving grandchildren, Melanie (Jason), Megan, Cody, Nathan (Nina), Simone (Jesse), Jesse (Hannah) and one great- grandchild Jayden.

Besides her loving spouse Carlos, Muriel was predeceased by her eldest son Murray Gordon; infant son Everett; and her parents Minto and Grace Hobbs of Kathyrn, Alberta.

She was born in Calgary, Alberta in 1924. She graduated grade 12 from Kathyrn School and after getting married she continued her education at Olds College, completing her Home Economics Diploma. Muriel was employed with Agriculture Canada after previously working at St. Michaels Hospital and as a medical and dental assistant.

She was a member of OSA Agriculture, the Army & Navy Club and the Royal Canadian Legion. Muriel initiated with the Order of the Eastern Star with Evangeline Chapter #87 lrricana on May 17, 1944. In 1951 she held the position of Worthy Matron of her Chapter. She affiliated with Maple Leaf Chapter No.7 in 1987 and became a member of the 70 years plus club in 2014. She was a Bethel Guardian of Bethel #2, IOJD and a Grand Guardian Chaplain of Alberta.

She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and cherished times spent with her family and friends.

At Muriel’s request, the family will be celebrating her life at a Private Family Service at a later date.

In Mom’s own words, “Thank you. You know I’ve loved you all from the moment I laid eyes on you. God Bless and keep you safe”

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Gertrude “Trude” Graham

Mrs. Gertrude “Trude” Graham of Milk River, passed away on Monday, September 21, 2015 at the Milk River Long Term Care Centre at the age of 82 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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JEANETTE HELEN LEWKO, beloved wife of the late Thomas Lewko, passed away in Lethbridge on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at the age of 89 years.

She is the loving mother of Darrel Lewko; Allan (Kitty) Lewko; and Colette (Larry) Jones. She is also survived by her two grandchildren, Candace Lewko and Todd (Karen) Lewko. Also Great grandchildren, Aiden, Thomas, Adam, Brendon and Chanteal all of Lethbridge and numerous nieces and nephews.

Jeanette is predeceased by her daughter-in-law Karen.

Relatives and friends are invited to viewing at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13 Street North, Lethbridge on Monday, September 21, 2015 from 7:00 – 8:00 pm.

A Funeral Service will be held at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 11:00 am.

Interment to follow in Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.


John Leach McCauley died peacefully in the Red Deer Regional Hospital on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at the age of 76 years, and is now in the arms of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

John is survived by his wife Edna, to whom he was married for 55 fun-filled years. John is also survived by their four children: Tim (Judy), Terry (Catherine), Maureen (Jesse) and Janet, his grandchildren: Tyler (Kristen) and their two sons Jayce and Garen; Matthew (Mily) and their son Isaac; Justin, JJ (Shanna) and his three children Ayla, Paisley and Joey; Paul (Anna); Afton (Dan) and Dan’s children Dylan and Brooke; and Michael. John additionally is survived by his sister Sharon (Dave) Bourassa and her children Christopher, Suzanne, Jo-Anne (Wade) and their daughter Elliot; and John’s brother Bill’s wife Aldia and their children Shaunna (Trevor) and her daughter Collette; Lance (Kathie) and his children Brent, Tyson and Sidney; Scott (Pat) and his children Chase, Quinton and Cooper; and Jason (Karen) and their children Riley and Reed. He also considered Jamie (Turnbull) Kuryvial his granddaughter – if not in blood, in love, and by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

John is predeceased by his parents Jim and Freda (Britcher) McCauley and his brother William (Bill).

John was born on August 25, 1939 in Port Arthur, Ontario. After high school, he pursued his love of cars by attending NAIT and becoming a licensed auto mechanic, mostly with GM dealerships in BC and Alberta.

John met his sweetheart, Edna Gascon in a blind date set up by his cousin Faye (McCauley) Smith, who, at the time, was Edna’s roommate. John and Edna were married in Barrhead, Alberta on May 27th, 1960. He was a proud father to all four of his children and loved to roughhouse and play games with them.

John loved his children very much and his grandchildren had a very special place in his heart. He was Grandpa and Papa to them, and if mischief was being carried out, we always knew to look for him to blame first. No occasion was too solemn for a good laugh!

Music was an important part of John’s life, and he bought his first guitar – a Gibson J45 – in his early 20s, and his favourite artist was Johnny Cash. He loved to play his guitar, and though he greatly slowed down in his later years, he played right up to a few months before he passed away. When the kids were younger, the family was very active square dancers and enjoyed going every weekend to Demmit, Alberta to square dance with the Ray Lake Dancers.

John and Edna were active in the Fort St. John and Taber Evangelical Free Churches over the years and loved being involved in musical groups, ministries, and playing country gospel along with the Sonshine Gospel Singers. They also were active members of Taber Citizens on Patrol while they lived there. They also attended the Lethbridge Evangelical Free Church during the eight years they lived in Lethbridge. During that time, they lived at the Sierras Condo and greatly enjoyed their time with friends and residents there.

His laughter and good humour will be sorely missed by all who came in contact with him over the years. He often spoke fondly of how blessed he was to have such a wonderful family, and many friends.

The family would like to thank Dr. Lee, Dr. Jim and the caring nurses at the Red Deer Regional Hospital, Unit #31, as well as the staff at the dialysis unit where dad spent twelve hours a week of his life. Dad loved to joke with all of them, and they loved to help him in return.

A Funeral Service will be held at the CrossRoads Community Church, 38105 R.R.275, Red Deer County, Alberta on Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Ken Lehman officiating.

Interment will be held with family at Alto Reste Cemetery, Highway 11 East, Red Deer County, at 11:00 a.m. Those wishing to attend can muster at Eventide Funeral Chapel, 4820-45 Street, Red Deer, at 10:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Southern Alberta Bible Camp, Box 99, Lomond, Alberta, T0L 1G0 or Compassion Canada – Child Survival Program, Box 5591, London, Ontario, N6A 5G8.

Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting http://www.eventidefuneralchapels.com.

Arrangements entrusted to


4820 – 45 Street, Red Deer.

Phone (403) 347-2222

Rita McKaig

1951 – 2015

Rita Margaret McKaig of Coaldale, beloved wife of the late Don Mckaig, passed away with her daughters by her side after a short battle with cancer on September 19, 2015 at the age of 63.

Rita was born on October 20, 1951 in Empress AB. She was an amazing woman, making friends everywhere she went. She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. She was all about family, there are a lot of memories to cherish. She will be missed greatly by all.

Rita is survived by her two daughters Lisa (Jason) Dancoisne of Coaldale, Mindy (Pete) Middelkoop of Coaldale, and her grandchildren Kirsten, Colten, Shantelle, and Barend. One sister, Bernie (Wally) Trieber of Lethbridge, and one brother, Clem (Linda) Marshall of Kimberly BC.

She was predeceased by her husband Don Mckaig, her parents Clem and Rose Marshall, and her sisters Claire and Karen.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00pm on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street, South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Coaldale Health Care Center – c/o AHS Coaldale Health Care Center, 2100 11st Coaldale, AB, T1M 1L2

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MR. HENRY MOOR, beloved father, grandfather, brother and uncle of Lethbridge, AB passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at the age of 63.

Relatives and friends are invited to join A Celebration of Henry’s Life on Tuesday, September 22 at 1:00 P.M. at Cornerstone Funeral Home, 2825 32 St South, Lethbridge, with reception to follow.


1921 – 2015

HELEN PISKO passed away at Extendicare, Fort Macleod, after a brief illness.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

Phyllis Stearns
1925 – 2015
Phyllis Stearns (nee Capling), passed away peacefully in Bow Island on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at the age of 89 years.
The Funeral Service will be held at St. Andrew’s United Church, 139 – 2 Avenue West, Bow Island on Friday, September 25, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. Burial to follow at the Bow Island Cemetery. To view the complete obituary notice or to send condolences, visit our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

Paul John Zucco

1931 – 2015

Mr. Paul John Zucco of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Stella Zucco, passed away at Edith Cavell Care Centre on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at the age of 84 years.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00am, on Thursday, September 24, 2015 at ST. BASILS CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 13 St N, Lethbridge, AB with Father Lukas Drapal celebrant. Interment will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society Lethbridge Chapter, #402 – 740 4 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 0N9 or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, Box 2211, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 4K7.

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