January 17th, 2021

TUESDAY, May 3, 2016

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on May 3, 2016.

Norma Lorraine Burns

1932 – 2016

Norma Lorraine Burns, beloved wife of the late Eric Sydney Burns, passed away after a lengthy illness on April 29, 2016 in Lethbridge, Alberta.

Norma was born in Calgary, Alberta on July 7, 1932

Norma is survived by sons Murray Wayne and Mark David; Daughter Verna Lynn; 6 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

She was a dedicated member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and served the Lord in many calling, including a two-year mission with her husband. She served in multiple music calling where she excelled.

Norma had many talents, but her great love of music dominated her life. She taught music for over fifty years. She owned and operated Burns School of Music for many years in Didsbury, Airdrie and Calgary.

She created and produced a TV Show for children called Bug Town.

Norma wrote and composed many musical works and songs.

In her later years she discovered she had a talent for painting. She did a wide range of painting including canvas landscape scenes to porcelain plates.

Her many family, friends and students will dearly miss the sweet love she had for people and her desire to help wherever she could. She was a very positive person who was always encouraging others to do the best they could.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge.

A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at the CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS, WEST STAKE CENTRE, 560 Highland Blvd West, Lethbridge, with Bishop Orr officiating.

A viewing will be held one hour prior to the Funeral Service.

Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

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


June 17, 1921 – May 1, 2016

It is with great sadness and quiet relief that we announce the peaceful passing of EARL MILTON DOUCETTE on May 1, 2016. Earl was born June 17, 1921 in New Aberdeen Glace Bay, Nova Scotia. Earl has joined his dear wife Sal, mother Ada, father William Charles, as well as his 10 brothers and sisters.

After a short stint of working in the coalmine, Earl joined the army and was a part of the 13th Field Company Royal Canadian Engineers. He fell madly in love with Italy, Holland, and all of their people. During an end of the war celebration, Earl was discovered as a singer and soon labeled as a “dramatic tenor”. Upon returning home, he attended the school of Julliard, New York where he studied music.

In 1947 Earl and his beautiful Sara (Sal) Walsh had a secret wedding. At this time, female teachers were not allowed to be married and remain teaching. A small ceremony comprised of their priest (who frowned upon that ridiculous rule), his cousin, and his niece, saw Earl and Sal blissfully married.

Earl performed in the Nova Scotia Opera Company, where he sang in operas such as Madam Butterfly, Marriage of Figaro, Lohengrin, and Countess Marissa.

In 1952 they had their first son Paul. A year later they were offered teaching jobs and the family moved to the Blood Reserve, Alberta where they lived for 12 years. Earl and Sara wrote operettas and set up concerts for their students to perform. In 1959 they had their second son John.

In 1966 the family moved to Lethbridge.

Earl is survived by his sons Paul (Jackie)Ladysmith, BC, John (Irene) and his dear granddaughters Angelica (Lyndsay) and Brooklyn, Lethbridge AB who spent countless hours visiting and listening to their grandpa’s stories. But every visit began with “That John – your Dad he can solve any problem, I don’t know what I would do without him”.

No matter where Earl went or who he talked to, he always had a joke or a song. The impression he left on so many different people around the world will live on through his cassette tape programs, cartoons, and stories.

At Earl’s request a private family service will be held at a later date.

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


PIETER HUISING, beloved husband of Jennie Huising of Lethbridge, passed away at the Fairmont Extendicare, on Friday, April 29, 2016 at the age of 93 years.

Besides his loving wife, Jennie, Pieter is survived by his children, Bert (Linda) Huising of Richmond, B.C., Alida Huising of Edmonton, AB., Gerda Dupasquier (Jim Thomas) of Spruce Grove, AB., MaryAnn (Deryl) Empson of St. Albert, AB and Jennifer Price of Medicine Hat, AB. as well as 10 grandchildren and 13 great- grandchildren. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews in Canada and Holland.

Pieter was predeceased by 10 brothers and sisters and a son-in-law Marcel Dupasquier.

Pieter was born September 16, 1922 in Holland and immigrated to Canada in 1959. He came to Lethbridge and was practicing in the accounting field. Pieter was very active in his church and was well respected. Upon his retirement, Pieter and Jennie spent wonderful winters in Florida. They loved camping in B.C. Pieter was a very loving and accepting person, who will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

A Memorial Service will be held at ST. ANDREW’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 1818 – 5 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Hugh Jack officiating.

In memory of Pieter, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317 – 10 Street South, Lethbridge, AB., T1J 2M7.

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


It is with great sorrow, we wish to announce the passing of ROSE MARIE KOHASHIGAWA, at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at the age of 73 years.

She is the loving mother of Ilona (Kevin) Theodore and Karen Varga (Chris McTighe). Rose is also a grandmother to; Crystal Theodore (Mark Robinson), Chase Theodore and Cameron McTighe, all of Lethbridge, AB

She is also survived by two brothers; Lawrence (Georgette) Falcon of Medicine Hat, AB & Arthur (Cathy) St. Louis of Vernon, B.C. as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Rose was predeceased by her mother Nellie and one sister Flo.

Rose was a loving mother and grandmother who will be sadly missed.

Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 from 11:45 A.M. – 12:45 P.M.

A Graveside service will follow at MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY at 1:00 P.M.

In memory of Rose, donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

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


ANNE C. KOSOLOFSKI, beloved wife of the late Michael Kosolofski, passed away surrounded by the love of her family at the Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge on Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 at the age of 89 years.

Anne will be lovingly remembered by her three children and their families; Stan (Marcia) Kosolofski and their children: Kyle (wife Becky and their children, Cassie and Caymbree), Taren (husband Simon Roger and their children, Kya and Jack) and Brooke Kosolofski; Kathy Forster and her children: Kristen (husband Nathan Whitling and their children, Josh, Cassie, Lauren and Ethan), Nathan (Asteid Forster and their children, Nneka, Nya and Amari); Annette (John) Jangula and their children, Morgan (Nicole) and Spencer (Kristen Crowe).

She is also remembered by her siblings: Lillian Schmidt, Ron (Suzanne) Schmidt, Wayne (Noreen) Schmidt and her sister-in-law Eldene Schmidt.

Along with her husband Mike, Anne was predeceased by her parents, Wendelin and Katherine (nee Tumbach) Schmidt, her brothers Dick and Fred Schmidt and her sisters, Margaret Dafoe and Rosal Sykes.

Mom was born in Prelate, Saskatchewan on January 7, 1927. She was the second oldest in a family of eight children. Mom loved all things domestic: baking, gardening, fancywork, embroidery (especially her tea towels, which are a cherished item among the girls), knitting, quilt making and cross stitch, to name a few!) She made many of these treasures for her family and was always willing to share them with others.

Mom and dad were married June 13, 1945. She clearly remembered that the day of their wedding was a Wednesday because the store that she worked in with her brother Fred was closed that day! She worked incredibly hard during this time of her life as she had two young children and also helped her mom care for her two younger brothers. Mom was very active in her community and her church. She was a lifetime member of the CWL. Faith and prayer were very important to mom; she never missed attending mass, praying a daily rosary and saying her daily prayers.

Mom moved to Lethbridge in the spring of 2008. This was a difficult move for her as she had to leave behind her house, yard and well-fed stray cats. As the years went by, her health began to deteriorate and in 2015, she moved to Legacy Lodge where she was able to receive more specialized care. Mom often spoke of “going home” and we thought she was talking literally but now realize she wanted to leave her earthly home to be reunited with Dad and the other important people in her life who predeceased her.

The Funeral Mass for mom will take place at ST. PATRICK’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 238 – 2nd Avenue N.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta, on Friday, May 6th, 2016 at 11:00 A.M.

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


MABLE “JUNE” LEGGOTT, passed away in Cardston, Alberta on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at the age of 97 years, beloved wife of the late Gerald (Slim) Uvedale and the late Bernard Leggott.

The Funeral service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mountain View, AB on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.

Friends may meet the family at the Church from 10:00 to 10:45 prior to the Service. Interment to follow at the Mountain View Cemetery.

Send condolences to: http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca

Leonard Houghton

1942 – 2016

Mr. Leonard Houghton of Lethbridge, passed away on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at the age of 73 years. Beloved husband of the late Mrs. Margaret Houghton.

Funeral arrangements to announced when completed.

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


SHELLEY KRISTINE PRAILL passed away suddenly on Thursday, April 28, 2016 in Lethbridge, at the age of 54 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.


WESLEY WALDEN RICE passed away on Sunday, May 1, 2016, at the age of 91 years, beloved husband of Ruth (Ririe) Rice of Magrath, AB.

The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, GARDEN PLACE CHAPEL, in Magrath, Alberta on Friday, May 6th at 1:00 p.m. Friends may meet the family at the Church on Friday from 12:00 noon to 12:45 p.m. prior to the service. Interment to follow in the Magrath Cemetery.

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


April 21, 1920 – April 29, 2016

Gorden Webb passed away peacefully at Medicine Hat hospital April 29.

Gordon was predeceased by his wife Alice (Butler), parents James and Mabel Webb, brothers Bodie, Harold and Ralph Webb, sister Lillian Haug, grand daughter- in-law Sheena. Survived by daughter Geri (Lloyd) Kanewischer, son Frank (Norma), 10 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren.

Gordon was born and raised in Ft. Macleod, after a short time in Nelson he returned to Ft. Macleod then to Lethbridge, Penticton and finally Medicine Hat. He had a great love for animals and always had pet(s) in his home.

Gordon enjoyed a full happy and healthy life and we will surely miss him. No funeral service at Gordon’s request.

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