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By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on May 24, 2016.

Leroy Guzzi

1935 – 2016

Mr. Leroy Guzzi of Lethbridge, passed away on Friday, May 20, 2016 at the age of 80 years.

A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00am on Friday, May 27, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB.

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Audrey Keegstra

1942 – 2016

Mrs. Audrey Keegstra, beloved wife of Mr. Lou Keegstra, passed away at St. Michael’s Health Centre on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at the age of 74 years.

Condolences will be held from 7:00pm – 8:00pm on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. South, Lethbridge, AB

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at TRINITY REFORMED CHURCH, 1100 40 Ave. N., Lethbridge, AB. A private family graveside service will take place in the Mountain View Cemetery.

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Wayne May

1950 – 2016

Mr. Wayne May of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Gerda May, passed away at Legacy Lodge on Sunday, May 22, 2016 at the age of 65 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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WINSLOW B. SOMMERFELDT passed away in Cardston on Sunday, May 22, 2016 at the age of 93 years, beloved husband of Reita Sommerfeldt.

The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Cardston Alberta West Stake Centre, (Waterton Highway), Cardston on Saturday, May 28th at 1:00 p.m. Friends may meet the family at the Church from 12:00 to 12:45 p.m. prior to the Service. Interment in the Cardston Cemetery.

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


HARVEY SR. SWEETGRASS, beloved husband of Adeline Sweetgrass, of the Blood Reserve, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, May 20th, 2016 at the age of 62 years.

Besides his loving wife, he is survived by his children: MJ (Johnathan) Williams, Charlene (Quentin) Sweetgrass, Lynn (Rodrigo) Sweetgrass, Harvey Jr. Sweetgrass, Kyle Sr. (Lisa) Sweetgrass, Zachary Sweetgrass, and 11 grandchildren. He is also survived by his adopted daughters: Jasmine & Kristin Blood, and Shawna & Deanna Dayrider.

He is survived by his brothers: Butch Knife and Steven Crying Head; his sisters Joan Crying Head, Jackie Crying Head, Doreen Crying Head, Carol Crying Head and Crystal Curly Rider; his aunts Isabel Healy, Elizabeth (Martin) Vielle and Elsie First Rider.

He was predeceased by his dad John Sr. Sweetgrass; his sisters: Sylvia Crying Head and Verna Sweetgrass; his brothers: John Jr. Sweetgrass, Mickey Day Rider and Clifford Sweetgrass.

Harvey was born in Cardston, on July 2, 1953. At the age of five, his unfathomable work ethic started when his dad had him working on the family farm, he knew how to seed the land, brand cows, sheer sheep, tend to horses. This experience helped him gain even more knowledge later as an electrician, welder, carpenter and mechanic. To this day, his family remains the only family to have farmed their own land on the Blood Reserve. He was an excellent horseman, being one of the first and one of the last old time ranchers on the Blood Reserve. He worked hard to provide for his family, working in many different fields, including time at City Packers, Napi Lodge as an Addictions Counsellor, Kookoonoon Group Home as a Child and Youth worker, BTAP (where he was the first to obtain a certificate as a Pivot Operator and instrumental in the early stages of BTAP) and Ability Resource Centre as a Community Resource Worker. He gained the trust and respect of his clients, he sincerely enjoyed working with his clients at the Ability Resource Centre.

His hobbies included garage and auction sales, solving puzzles, shopping at the Western Stockman, dancing with his wife and going to Rodeos. He liked hunting and fishing with his sons, friends and grandchildren and travelling/camping with his family. At Easter, he would mastermind a complex Easter Egg Hunt for his kids and grandkids.

Even at 62 years of age, he was asked if he dyed his hair because he had few grey hairs. He believed in not worrying and knew he would come up with the solution in the future that would help.

His horses were his pride and joy; Appaloosa’s were his favourite horse. He collected different animals such as pot-belly pigs, llamas, miniature goats and Shetland ponies. He named his cats Kitty and Missy Kitty and wanted to name the next cat “Kitty Kat.”

He was very generous, trustworthy, thoughtful, respectful, strong-willed and determined. Friendly to everyone, he had a great sense of humour and was known for his unconditional love. He was always eager to help anyone. He enjoyed spoiling his grandchildren; what his grandchildren wanted was what he wanted for them. He thought of people’s well-being before he thought of himself. He loved to start off the day with Tim Horton’s coffee and end the day next to his wife, Adeline. He believed any man should provide for his family and work for what they needed and wanted. He bestowed this work ethic onto his children.

A Funeral Service will be held at the SOUTH HILL CHAPEL – 348 3rd Street West, Cardston, AB. on Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. with President Garry Fox officiating.

Interment will be held at the Sweetgrass Ranch.

In lieu of flowers and in memory of Harvey, please make a donation to the Canadian Diabetes Association – 1510 2nd Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 0G1.

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

George F. Varzari

1926 – 2016

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of George F. Varzari of Lethbridge on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at the age of 89 years. After a lengthy period of declining health George passed away peacefully. He was predeceased a short time prior by his loving wife of 66 years, Mary. George is lovingly remembered by his son Glenn (Janice) and daughter Cory as well as his granddaughters Jennifer (Nick Noronha) and Cara (Quintin Pike). He is also loved and remembered by his great granddaughter Kya and great grandsons Omari and Reon, his brother Mike (Cutzo) Varzari, cousins Dave (Steamer) Ursan, David Ursan Jr., Vicky Davies, and Sandy (Brock Winter), as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife Mary, George was predeceased by his brother Bill (Beaver) Varzari.

George was a successful business man. He started his business 65 years ago and grew National Salvage from a tiny start up business to a thriving recycling business that is now working in international markets. He was self-educated and loved to read. From his reading he applied his knowledge to improving his skills and growing his business. He was an ambitious and dedicated employer and was respected by colleagues and friends. He generously supported the community in the areas of the arts, secondary and post-secondary education, health care, and youth sports. He encouraged others to support the community in any way that they could. He was a proud Rotarian and Paul Harris Fellow.

Many would say George was a dreamer, but he was able to make his dreams a reality. He was a man of both ideas and action. He built Crown Shows, a children’s carnival complete with a ferris wheel, roller coaster, and candy floss and travelled to small town rodeos in southern Alberta. He designed and supervised the building of a 32-foot motor home and he and Mary camped throughout Southern Alberta, British Columbia, and the United States.

George, together with Mary, loved to travel and experience new cultures. Along with Cory, they travelled extensively through Eastern Canada, Europe, Southeast Asia, and Australia. Hawaii was their second home. For over 25 years they spent six wonderful months of the year in their condominium in Waikiki. George and Mary made many new friends there. George enjoyed his daily morning coffee at Ala Moana Mall where he met with other retired businessmen and tried to solve the problems of the world. He and Mary welcomed many family members and friends from Southern Alberta to their Hawaii home with their Aloha spirit, delicious homemade meals, and guided tours of Oahu. During his retirement George took a keen interest in computers and was an avid student in the LSCO computer club. He enjoyed keeping in touch with family and friends by email and exploring the web for new information.

George was a gentle man who loved his family dearly. He was a man of few words, a good listener and generous hugger, and was never afraid to show vulnerability or emotion. He lived his last few years in Fairmont Extendicare where he always had a warm hello and candy to offer his caregivers. Instead of flowers, George would want you to hug your loved ones and tell them that you love them.

A Celebration of George’s Life will be held on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Anton’s Room at Lethbridge Lodge (320 Scenic Drive South) with a short program at 3:00 pm.

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

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