January 21st, 2021


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on April 5, 2016.


Victor Richard Brett of Coaldale, beloved husband of Ida Brett (nee Bellamy), passed away in Lethbridge on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at the age of 77 years.

Besides his loving wife Ida of 56 years, Victor is survived by their three children Deborah (John) Dee of Florida and their family Heather (Jamil) Lucy and Jonathan Lau; Brian (Ruby) Brett of Calgary and their children Steven and Jenna; Kevin (Diane) Brett of Coaldale and their children Caitlyn, Blake (Sarah) and Darby; two great grandchildren Alexander and Korra Lucy as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. He is also survived by two siblings and their families, Margaret Moore and Gerald (Marilyn) Brett. Victor was predeceased by three older brothers, Jack, Ronald and Keith Brett.

Victor was born in Alliston, Ontario on May 24, 1938 to Olive and Nelson Brett. He grew up working on the family farm and as a young man worked as a feed mill operator before training as a mechanic in the early 1970’s. Victor moved his family to Coaldale in 1977 and worked in Lethbridge as a heavy-duty mechanic until retirement in 2003. Victor’s life centered on family, friends and his church. He was always ready to help at church functions and enjoyed square dancing, camping, trips to Ontario and United States to visit family and friends. He also enjoyed quiet evenings at home playing a game of cards with close friends.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, April 8, 2016, at the Coaldale United Church. Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Coaldale United Church, 2022 18th Street, Coaldale, Alberta, T1M 1E9.


FRANK “Yoda” COTTON III passed away in Lethbridge on March 29th, 2016 at the age of 36 years.

He was born to Carrie Cotton and James Cardinal on October 6th, 1979.

Frank is survived by his father – Jim (Darleen) Cardinal; brother Creedin Powder-Cardinal; best friend and brother Nathan No Chief; uncles Roland (Adel) Cotton, Donald (Barb) Cotton; aunts Carol (Calvin) Cotton, Margaret Cotton, Donna Marie (Gary) Smith, Frankie (Oliver) Scout, Liz Big Head; No Chief, Quinny, Cardinal, extended families.

A Wake Service will be at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Tuesday, April 5th from 7:00 p.m continuing all night. The Funeral Service will be held at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Wednesday, April 6th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in St. Catherine’s Cemetery.

Email condolences to: legacycardston@gmail.com

de Vos, Gerri

Nov. 28, 1927 – Hilversum, Holland

Mar. 31, 2016 – Lethbridge, AB

Gerri passed away peacefully on Thursday Mar. 31, 2016.

She was predeceased by her sister Dini on Nov. 12, 2015 and is survived by her brother Nick and sister Evelyn (Bill) Visser, one niece and five nephews. We will miss her generous and fun loving spirit as well as her musical talents. After a lengthy career at the Bank of Montreal, she retired as branch manager and enjoyed many years travelling with friends in her motorhome.

The family wishes to give special thanks for the compassionate care that Gerri received at Fairmont Extendicare and at Edith Cavell Care Centre.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday April 7, 2016, 2:00 pm, at First Baptist Church, 1614 – 5 Avenue South, Lethbridge.


1940 – 2016

DON SELK of Lethbridge, Alberta passed away peacefully Saturday, April 2, 2016 at the age of 75. He was the beloved husband of Louise Selk. Don was born to Virgil and Marjorie Selk November 15, 1940 in Lethbridge at St. Michael’s Hospital. He grew up in Stirling and Rosemary on the family farm. As the oldest brother of 10 children he had many fond memories and funny stories of growing up on a farm. In high school he earned the Governor General’s Award for academics and then moved to Edmonton to pursue a career in dentistry, at the University of Alberta. He met Louise at University and they married and settled in Lethbridge, where he opened his dental practice. He served his dental patients with dedication for 43 years, and served on the Board of the Alberta Dental Association. He was a devout member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served as a bishop and in several stake presidencies for over 25 years with the church. Don served a mission in his later years in the Toronto East mission. He has affected so many lives with his service in the church, and he had a strong testimony of the Lord throughout his entire life. Don will be forever loved and remembered by his wife Louise of 51 years. He is survived by his six children: Shauna (Tyler) Hayward of Lethbridge, Laura (Tracy) Lykins of Elizabethtown, Indiana, Michael (Tracy) Selk of Stirling, Barrie Selk of Lethbridge, Pat (Jessie) Selk of Lethbridge and Devynn (Brian) Bohn of Stirling. He is also survived by 22 grandchildren whom he loved dearly; he was the best Grandpa in the world! Preceding him in death is one son Christopher Lyle Selk, one grandson Truman Virgil Bohn and his mother Marjorie Selk and father Virgil Selk. Friends may meet the family on Wednesday, April 6 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13 Street North, Lethbridge, or prior to the funeral service on Thursday at the church from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, LETHBRIDGE STAKE CENTRE, 2410-28 Street South, Lethbridge.Interment to follow in the Stirling Cemetery.

 Ronald Lane
1933 – 2016
Ronald James Lane, beloved husband of Norma Lane, passed away in Bow Island on Monday, April 4, 2016 at the age of 82 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.

Leah Goodman

1955 – 2016

With both sadness and gentle relief, the family of Leah Goodman announces her passing on Sunday April 3rd, 2016 at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Unit at the age of 60.

She leaves to cherish her memory her sister Marcia and brother-in-law Don Taylor of Lethbridge who have so tenderly loved and cared for Leah; her adoring brother Bill, sister-in-law Ada and nephews Liron, Idan and Maayan of Israel; auntie Doris Balcovske of Lethbridge as well as many cousins and family friends far and near. Leah was predeceased by her parents, Elmer and Sharna Goodman, who nurtured her capacity for love and joy and made her “the heart” of the family.

Leah was born and raised in Lethbridge and attended Dorothy Gooder School. Following in her Dad’s spirit, to Leah “Lethbridge was Camelot”. She loved everything about her community from musical theatre, to her many friends at SACLA (Southern Alberta Community Living Association) and ARC (Ability Resource Centre), volunteer work, dances, Waterton Lake Park, annual trips to William Watson (Kananaskis) and Big Fork, Montana for musical theatre. At Dorothy Gooder School, Leah met her good friend Jane Grigg and, years later, they would become roommates for over 25 years. They were quite the dynamic duo!

Leah had many loves: white wine, Elvis, all musicals, her photos, and balloons. Most of all she treasured any occasion with family and friends, particularly the camaraderie of people sharing and laughing around a dinner table which was laden with good food and a little wine. People were most often captivated by her warm smile and, even toward the end when Leah lost the ability to speak, she was able to connect and touch people’s hearts in her own way. As much as people contributed to Leah`s life, she was a constant source of delight to so many of us.

The family would like to thank SACLA for enabling Leah to live a full and rich life in the community and more recently in our home. Another heartfelt thank you to Ability Resource Centre for enriching not only Leah`s life but supporting our family. As Leah began to fail, many more people became involved in her care. We are especially grateful for the warm and compassionate care Leah received from Renae Peterson of Home Care, Doctors Brenda Ireland, Roland Ikuta, Susan Byers and Stephen Kwan, and the Palliative team at St. Michael`s.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 6th, 2016 at 2:00PM at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street S., Lethbridge, AB., with Garry Kohn and Reverend Erin Phillips officiating.

The family gratefully decline flowers. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to Southern Alberta Community Living Association, 401 – 21 `A` Street North, Lethbridge, Alberta T1H 6L6 or to the Alzheimer Society, 402 – 740 4 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 0N9

“L’Chaim! – To Life, Leah”

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TREVER JOHN HOLLIHAN, beloved husband of Ashley Leeming of Lethbridge, passed away suddenly with his family at his side at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, April 1st, 2016 at the age of 34 years.

He is the loving father of Londyn and Madelyn of Lethbridge.

Trever is also survived by his mother, Loretta Hollihan of Manitoba and father, Rod (Holly) Hollihan of B.C. as well as many cousins, uncles, aunties and friends.

Trever was born in Lethbridge in 1981 and moved to Fernie, B.C. in 1990 where he graduated high school in 1999. He moved to Calgary where he attended Devry. Once he completed school, Trever moved to Lethbridge where he resided until his passing. He had a love for computers and enjoyed his work at “Nerds on Site”.

Trever loved fishing, hunting, cooking and entertaining his friends on game night and especially, spending time with his lovely girls.

Friends may meet the family for a Celebration of Life at the MOOSE HALL, 1401 – 5th Ave. N, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday April 8th, 2016 from 3:30 P.M. to 6:30 P.M. If you so desire, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to “Go Fund Me” at http://www.gofundme.com/bywxjc8k

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


(1931 – 2016)

K. “Stan” Tiefenbach of Vegreville Ab. Passed away on March 19, 2016 at the age of 85 from complication with diabetes.

He is survived by his former wife Ann Woolley of Lethbridge and five children; Elizabeth Hyder, Carl Tiefenbach, Rich (Donna) Tiefenbach, Ken Tiefenbach and Rob Tiefenbach. Nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Stan was never happier than when tinkering on the factory floor or farm.

The family would like to give a special thanks to the staff and residents of Homestead Senior Lodge in Vegreville for their care and companionship with dad.


Rita Mouser of Claresholm passed away peacefully on Wedesday, March 30, 2016 at the age of 86 years. Rita will be lovingly remembered by her family, daughter, Darlene Mouser of Calgary, AB; Bev (Ken) Buckley of Calgary, AB; and Colleen (Mark) Benson of Tilley, AB; grandchildren, Greg, Eric, Jason and Carly Buckley, Leah and Alli Benson. Rita was predeceased by her husband, Jim Mouser; brothers, Earl and Lyle Oliver of Rosetown, SK. A Celebration of Rita’s Life was held at the Claresholm United Church, 4803 – 2 Street W., Claresholm, AB on Monday, April 4, 2016 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Rita’s memory to the Claresholm Health Foundation, PO Box 2638, Claresholm, AB, T0L 0T0, or the charity of your choice. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at http://www.myalternatives.ca.


MICHAEL WALTER MYCHAJLAK of Lethbridge, passed away at home on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at the age of 59 years. Michael is survived by his sister Terry (Bob) Coutts and his nephew Troy Coutts. Michael was predeceased by his parents Mary and Fred Mychajlak. A Private family service will be held.

Agnes Nikkel

1932 – 2016

Mrs. Agnes Nikkel of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Henry Nikkel, passed away on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at the age of 83 years.

Friends and family are invited to pay their respects between 7:00PM and 8:00PM on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street S., Lethbridge, AB.

Interment will be held at 10:00AM on Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY followed by a Celebration of Life Service at 11:00AM at EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH, 4717 24 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB.

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Cheryll Oakes

1949 – 2016

Ms. Cheryll Oakes, of Moon River Estates, beloved wife of Lloyd Sereda and loving mother of Anastasia, passed away at the Cardston Health Center on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at the age of 66 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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Doreen Tokariuk

1931 – 2016

Mrs. Doreen Tokariuk, of Lethbridge, passed away on Monday, April 4, 2016 at the age of 84 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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