January 20th, 2021


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on March 31, 2016.

DI SALVO, Jacqueline (Jackie)

November 14, 1961 – Lethbridge, AB

March 23, 2016 – Calgary, AB

Jackie Di Salvo (nee Elemans) passed away surrounded by family and friends in Calgary, AB, on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at the age of 54.

Jackie grew up in Lethbridge, Alberta with her large family of 10! She graduated from Catholic Central High school and finished her degree in Management at the University of Lethbridge. Her career life included the CRA, Alberta Gaming and most recently the City of Calgary.

Jackie completed several marathons finding joy and solace in her running shoes. She also loved biking, sunrises, hosting garden parties with her mom, being the office prankster, and baking. She was an avid volunteer and had a special love for cooking at the Ronald MacDonald house. She loved spending time with her children Michelle and Robert particularly on the shores of Kootenay Lake and during a recent trip to Cuba.

Jackie will forever be in our hearts but will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by her family Michelle (Deb), Robert (Gabby), her parents Frans and Ada Elemans, siblings John (Catherine), Rick (Marj), Patricia (Roman), Maria (Brent), Yvonne, Angela (Steve), Michelle (Scott), Domenic and her furry companions Dakota and Pepper.

She will also be missed by her many nieces, nephews and dear friends. A special thank you to Dr. Grace Li, the Foothills Hospital, the Urban Palliative Home Care Team and the staff from the Tom Baker Cancer Centre.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that you go for a walk, a run or a bike ride and share a chocolate chip cookie with a favourite friend!

A celebration of Jackie’s life will be held Saturday, April 2, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. To request the location information please email junglefriends@shaw.ca or call (403) 457-8357. Condolences may be forwarded through http://www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Jackie Di Salvo, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.

Phyllis Duncan
1942 – 2016
Phyllis Lorraine Duncan, beloved wife of the late Lloyd Duncan, passed away in Taber on Sunday, March 27, 2016 at the age of 73 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at “The Shop”, 134 Campbell Street, Taber on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. To view the complete obituary notice or to send condolences, please visit http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


MARY ANN FOX, beloved wife of Richard A. “Joe” Fox, passed away in Calgary on March 28th, 2016 at the age of 59 years.

A Wake Service will be held at the Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Thursday, March 31st from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, EAST HILL CHAPEL, Cardston on Friday, April 1st at 11:00 a.m. Friends and relatives may meet the family at the Church from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the Service. Interment to follow in the Glenwood Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to: http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca

 Judi McCulloch
1940 – 2016
Judith Ann McCulloch, passed away in Taber on Friday, March 25, 2016 at the age of 75 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Friday, April 1, 2016 at 7:00 P.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at Knox United Church, 4929 – 50 Avenue, Taber on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
If friends so desire, memorial tribute’s in Judi’s name may be made directly to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 204, 2323 – 32 Avenue NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 6Z3 (www. diabetes.ca) or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, Box 2211, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4K7 (www.heartandstroke.ab.ca).
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


July 8, 1974 – March 23, 2016

It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden death of JAMES (JIM) NATION HILLYER, on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at age 41 years, in Ottawa, ON. Jim is the beloved husband of Olivia Dawn (Boehme), and proud father of their children London, Taylor, Nation, and Asia.

He will be remembered by his loving parents Jim and Marianne Hillyer, 13 siblings, their spouses and many, many nieces and nephews. Also, by his in-laws Val and Vivian Boehme, Livi’s five siblings and their families, plus the extensive Hillyer, Schimanski, Boehme, and Brown families.

Jim was born in Lethbridge, AB on July 8, 1974, ironically on the day that saw our current governing party re-elected to Canada’s Parliament with a Trudeau at the helm. Raised in Southern Alberta, he eventually settled in Raymond with his family, after earning a BA in Philosophy, MA in Political Economy, and completing advanced PhD studies in Constitutional Law. A federal politician, entrepreneur, business consultant, published author and documentary producer, Jim learned early in life that with hard work, tenacity, and conviction all things are possible.

The love of his life is Livi, his high school sweetheart, who he met at the foot of the floodlights, just off Broadway (N Raymond), when the two had starring roles in the community theatre musical production of The Music Man. Jim and Livi were married on August 25, 1995 at the Alberta Cardston Temple, just six weeks after he completed a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Eastern Ontario and Quebec. Their journey together took them to many points in western Canada and the USA, as Jim pursued his education, business opportunities and political objectives. Having had 18 different residential addresses during 20 years of marriage, Livi was more than happy to finally settle in Raymond to raise their four children.

A man of deep faith, Jim survived leukemia in 2003, putting him back on track to pursue his lifelong dream of serving in Canada’s Parliament. In May 2011 he was elected as the Member of Parliament for Lethbridge, and re-elected to the new Medicine-Hat-Cardston-Warner constituency in October 2015. Even after nearly five years on ‘the Hill’ he would say, “my heart still swells with humility and gratitude when I walk to work and see the Canadian flag waving above the Peace Tower.”

As a Member of Parliament, Jim had many fine moments, the greatest of which came from the Blackfoot Canadian Cultural Society in February 2013, when he was honoured with the indigenous name Api Stamiik (White Buffalo Bull Calf) ‘Protector of the People’ recognizing his years of support for First Nation’s people and their causes. Jim considered himself privileged to receive such a humbling and inspiring honour.

Active in the community, he had volunteered with minor hockey, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society, and as a leader with Scouts Canada. He is a former member of the U of L Singers and violinist with the Lethbridge Symphony.

Jim believed that Canada is the greatest country on earth and that Southern Alberta is the best place to live and raise a family. The golden prairies, vast enough to see the Sweet Grass Hills on the east and Old Chief Mountain on the west, were a delight to his soul. He dedicated his life to inspiring people to learn and live the principles of freedom, happiness and prosperity. Jim will always be loved and deeply missed.

Friends may meet the family on Thursday, March 31, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. and Friday, April 1 from 10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m., followed by the funeral service 11:00 a.m. Location for all events: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Raymond Stake Centre, 2 North – 200 West, Raymond, Alberta.

The family appreciates all expressions of support and condolences and asks in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Hillyer Children Trust Fund c/o ATB Financial by quoting Transit 07349/Institution 0219.

Messages of condolence may be sent to condolences@generationsfh.ca or to sign the electronic guestbook visit: http://www.generationsfh.ca. In Medicine Hat, a condolence book is available at MP Hillyer’s constituency office, located at 207 – 578 3rd St. SE during business hours.

Josephine Kondas

1936 – 2016

Mrs. Josephine Kondas of Lethbridge, formerly of Coaldale, loving wife of the late Mr. Steve Kondas, passed away on Monday, March 28, 2016 at the age of 80 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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


JUSTIN RODNEY LEAVITT, beloved husband of Amanda, loving father of Aiden & Kayla, brother to Jordan, Jason & Jared, son of Rod & Tammy Leavitt, passed away in Calgary, AB, on Thursday, March 24, 2016 at the age of 33.

Friends may meet the family at the Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston, on Wednesday, March 30th, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. or at the church from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service.

The Funeral service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Reunion Chapel @ (900 Reunion Gateway NW), Airdrie on Saturday, April 2nd at 11:00 a.m.

Interment to follow at the Airdrie Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to: http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca

Gordon “Trent” Low

1949 – 2016

Our beloved brother, uncle and great uncle passed away Sunday surrounded by his family. He was taken from us only one week after his diagnosis of cancer.

Trent was predeceased by his parents Naida Schmalz and Dean Low as well as his step-parents, Joe Schmalz and Virginia Low and brothers Kevin and Gary Low. Left to mourn are Randy (Barb) Low, Bill (Jackie) Low, Eugene (Paulette) Low, Joe Godkin, Melody (Joe) Benoit and step brother Richard (Jean) Culler as well as numerous loved nieces and nephews. He will be missed by his very special friend and best bud of close to 40 years, Craig Tajiri.

Trent attended the Dorothy Gooder School and was taught by Mrs. Jensen, he made many lasting friendships there. He started his career at the Sunrise Ranch in Coaldale and then moved to ARC in Lethbridge where he worked in different areas until his retirement in 2015. He had caregivers from SACLA for many years and he enjoyed the independence their help allowed him.

His biggest love was for the Lethbridge Hurricanes. He was one of their biggest fans and wishes them well in their playoff endeavors.

The family would like to thank SACLA and ARC for their years of help.

In lieu of flowers we ask that a donation be made to the Lethbridge Hurricanes Education Fund – Please make cheques payable to The Lethbridge Hurricanes (please make note of the Education Fund in the memo line), 2-2510 Scenic Drive South, Lethbridge, AB T1K 7V7

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects from 6:00pm to 8:00pm on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4 Street South, Lethbridge, AB

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, April 1, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, AB

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


JOANNE MORNING OWL/CURLY RIDER/WOLF CHILD, beloved wife of Donald Wolf Child, passed away in Lethbridge on March 24th, 2016 at the age of 48 years.

A Wake Service will be held at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Friday, April 1st from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Saturday, April 2nd at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the Pioneer Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to: http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca


1956 – 2016

R. John Legh passed away in Lethbridge on Friday, February 26, 2016 at the age of 59.


ANNE ALEXANDRA YANICKI, beloved wife of the late Walter George Yanicki passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre on Sunday, March 27, 2016 at the age of 90 years.

She is lovingly remembered by her children: Margaret (Patrick) of Toronto, George (Sharon) of Lethbridge, and John (Jane), of Perth, Australia; grandchildren: Greg (Kirsten), Gabriel (Kelly), Sarah (Steve) and Christopher (Victoria); and four great grandchildren: Harrison, Holden, Ryan and Emily. She was predeceased by her parents Hryhory and Kataryna Romanow, her husband Walter, and brother Michael.

Anne grew up in Saskatoon, where she attended the Saskatoon Technical Institute. She married Walter in Watson Lake, Yukon (1950); she lived many years in Saskatoon, and spent her later years in Lethbridge. Anne was a dedicated secretary and an avid volunteer. She loved sharing her Ukrainian culture with others including: writing pysanka, preparing traditional foods, and actively participating in her church. She had a tenacious spirit, a twinkle in her eye, and a love of the outdoors, her family, and life. She will be dearly missed by all those whose lives she touched. Special thanks to the staff at St. Michael’s Health Care Centre for many years of attentive care for Anne.

A Memorial Mass will be held at Ss. PETER AND PAUL UKRANIAN GREEK CATHOLIC CHURCH, 643-12 B. Street North, Lethbridge on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 10:00 am with Reverend Gary Sedgwick Celebrant. A prayer service and interment will follow in Saskatoon (TBA).

Anne loved walking; in lieu of flowers enjoy a walk in Anne’s memory. “We are all just walking each other home” (Ram Dass). Donations may also be made to the Alzheimer Society, #402 740 – 4th Ave. South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0N9.


Betty (Cecil Elizabeth) Brower Zaback died peacefully from old age on Easter Sunday, March 27th, in Lakeview Lodge Nursing Home, West Kelowna, BC at the age of 98 after living a very healthy and long life. Betty (nee Johnson) was born in Waterloo, Iowa and moved with her family to Stirling, AB as a young child. She went to school in Maybutt and later went to Normal school in Calgary. Her first teaching job was at the 1-4 Research Station at Manyberries, AB where she met Bud Brower. Shortly after they married in July, 1941, they moved to Pincher Creek, AB. Bud and Betty had 5 children. Mary died in infancy. Bud passed away in 1975. Mom is survived by Peggy Van Tol in Lethbridge, Royce (Jeff) Higa in Kelowna, BC., Dick (Shirley) Brower in Lethbridge and Judy (Charlie) Martin in Drayton Valley. Betty is survived by grandchildren Dallas (Bill) Van Tol, Gary (Chrissy) Van Tol, Sharon (Troy) Anderson, Barb McKinnon, Tracy Martin, Bryan (Roxanne) Martin, Darcie (Mike) Young and Lana (Greg) Handsaeme as well as 15 great grandchildren. Betty is also survived by a large number of nieces and nephews and their families. Mom was very active in the Order of Eastern Star, Castleview Chapter # 21, in Pincher Creek. She was honoured as a life member in March of 2016. She was also a devout member of the United Church in Pincher Creek. Betty married Ed Zaback in Calgary in 1988. Soon after, they moved to Westbank, BC. They enjoyed the warm Okanagan weather and spent the winters in Yuma, AZ. After Ed’s passing in 1998, mom moved into Fernbrae Manor Retirement Home in Kelowna. She recently became a resident at Lakeview Lodge Nursing Home. Betty is also survived by Ed’s children: Jim (Pat) Zaback Judith Churchill, Janice (Henry) Hay, 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren all residing in Calgary. At mom’s request, there will be no funeral. Final resting will take place in Pincher Creek during the summer. In lieu of flowers, if you wish, please make a donation to a charity of your own choice. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting firstmemorialfuneralkelowna.com. Arrangements entrusted with First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna, BC 250-762-2299

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