January 23rd, 2021

WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on June 22, 2016.


MICHAEL THERON SHARP ADZE, of the Piikani Nation, passed away at the Edith Cavell Care Centre, on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at the age of 57 years.

A Wake will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB., on Thursday, June 23, 2016 from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

A Celebration of Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, on Friday, June 24, 2016 at 2:00 P.M.

Interment to follow at Brocket Cemetery

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


“Come unto me all those weary and heary laden and I will give you rest.”

It is with “Great sadness” that we mourn the passing of Cheryl Lynn Anne (nee Martin) “now” Cheryl Lynn Anne Baril on June 19, 2016.

Cheryl was born June 29, 1961 in Kitchener Ontario. But Cheryl found her passion as an LPN, where she worked at Claresholm Alberta Hospital until she was diagnosed with M.S.

Cheryl is survived by her husband; Mike Baril, of Clarsholm, Phyllis (Fred) Martin of Lethbridge, “mother,” sisters; Karen (Roy) Bennink of Drayon Valley, Colleen (Bajram) Damonze of Calgary. Five step children; Lisa, Jenny, Kathy, Steven all of Ontario and Mandy of B.C. Numerous Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephew, and Grandchildren.

Cheryl was predeceased by: her husband Ron Irvine, her father Mel Martin; and several Aunts, Uncles, and Grandparents.

Cheryl’s “Sunny disposition and ready smile,” brought joy to all who had “the good fortune of meeting her.” She will be “sadly missed” by all who knew her and loved her.

A celebration of Cheryl’s life will be held on June 29, 2016 at 2:50 p.m. at the Community Centre in Clarsholm.

Those who wish may make a donation in Cheryl’s name to the MS Contingency fund in Lethbridge at 724-13th Street North, Lethbridge AB T1H 2T1


Virgil Covey of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Shirley Covey passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, June 20, 2016 at the age of 86 years.

A family memorial gathering will be held.


It is with much sadness of heart we announce the passing of Esther Yolan Mosa, our beloved great grandmother, grandmother, mother, aunt, sister and friend on June 16, 2016 at the age of 92 years in Lethbridge, Alberta.

In keeping with her wishes, family and friends are invited to a Tea in Esther’s remembrance on Saturday June 25, 2015 in the Fireside Room at the First Baptist Church at 1614 5th Avenue, Lethbridge, Alberta from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

Your presence is your gift.

The Family of ESTHER MOSA would like to give a special thank you to Dr. Oviatt and the nursing staff of 4A and 5B at LRH.

If you have claim against this estate, you must file your claim by July 19, 2016 with the Knox family, Attention: Connie Knox, 32 Fairmont Terrace South, Lethbridge AB, T1K7W8


EDNA “GRACE” GILLETT, beloved wife of Joseph Gillett Sr. of Lethbridge, AB, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, June 19, 2016 at the age of 86 years.

Besides her loving husband of 66 years, Grace is survived by her children Connie (Rick) Larson, Sandra (Scott) Jeffery and Joe (Wendy) Gillett, all of Lethbridge as well as her precious grandchildren Nicole, Ryan, Gage (Amy) and Deanna (Dustin) and great-granddaughter Opal. Grace is also survived by Carol (Kurt) Zittlau of Edmonton, June (Cliff) Haiste of Prince George, B.C., and Cecil Bye of Calgary.

Grace was predeceased by her parents Earl and Edna Bye, sister Emma Johnson, Shirley Bye-Singh, Esther Lutz and brother George Bye.

Grace was born February 13th, 1930 in Lethbridge and she always said number 13 was her “lucky number” for this reason. Grace was raised in the Milk River district and attended Masinasin School. After moving to Lethbridge, she worked several jobs including a long career with the Department of Health at the Lethbridge Regional Hospital. Mom met Dad at a dance at Trianon Hall in the early years and were known for their dancing abilities. They married in 1950 and went on to raise three children. Grace retired from her job at the age of 55 and immediately took up golfing at Henderson Lake. Grace was very active with the Ladies Fraternity of the Eagles Lodge and also spent many enjoyable hours at their cabin at Beauvais Lake. Grace and Joe spent many winters in Arizona, where they connected with friends and family; always keeping on the “go” with golfing and socializing events.

Mom always made guests feel welcome and had many gatherings in their home. Her list of hobbies and interests was extensive, from baking her own bread to beading angels. She kept busy crocheting baby booties and afghans, all of which she freely shared with others. She had a love for reading and painting, and many friends and relatives received her hand-painted cards.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the doctors involved with her care as well as the health care workers at the Chinook Regional Hospital and Fairmont Extendicare facility. Mom was always cared for with the utmost kindness and respect. The love Mom shared for family and friends and her absolute joy in living will forever be with us.

A Celebration of Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB., on Friday, June 24, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Bob Wallace officiating.

A Private Family Interment will be held prior to the Celebration of Life at Mountain View Cemetery.

In memory of Grace and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

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

KIFFIAK, MARIAN 1919 – 2016

In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. John 14: 2-3

The family of MARIAN LUCILLE KIFFIAK are sad to announce her passing, at Extendicare Holyrood in Edmonton on June 18, 2016, in her 97th year, to be with her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. She was predeceased by her husband Nick of 68 years in 2006, her parents Jack & Carol Newton, three sisters: Joyce Elford, Lola Wall and Marjorie Cannon.

Marian was born in Carstairs and her family moved from Red Deer to Skiff to Homestead on unbroken rocky prairie land in 1935. She married Nick, in 1938, who had purchased land from her Father. Mom received a cow as a wedding present from her parents, which she took delight in milking daily. Farm life wasn’t easy, but she was a hard-worker, meticulous homemaker, wonderful cook and baker (so many tasty pies, cinnamon buns, spudnuts and strawberry shortcake). She loved all of nature, the birds, her flower and vegetable garden, shiny shoes, picnics and trips to the mountains. She was a devout Christian and was very involved in church activities, whether it was sewing quilts, tearing bandages for the missionaries or baking for church and community functions. She enjoyed entertaining and so many Sundays, after church, the house was filled with company for dinner. But most of all, she loved her family and her Bible. The farm was sold at Skiff in 1965, then moved to Taber, Calgary in 1979, Sherwood Park in 2004 and Edmonton 2008 to 2016. A true Albertan!

Left to cherish her with so many wonderful memories and to celebrate her life are her five children: Carol (Dave) Neely (Abbotsford, BC), Allan (Betty) Kiffiak (Edmonton), Verna Lange (Calgary), Lois (John) McEwen (Sherwood Park) and Karen (Doug) James (Edmonton), her twelve grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren and one great-great- granddaughter, her brother Noelin (Ruth) Newton (Lethbridge) and many nieces and nephews.

Heartfelt gratitude to the entire staff at Extendicare Holyrood who made Marian’s last years comfortable.

A Private Family Interment will take place at Archmount Cemetery in Lethbridge.

To send Condolences please visit http://gonebutnotforgotten.ca/


IRENE ISOBEL MCLACHLAN, passed away at the Milk River Hospital on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at the age of 95 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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


ALBERT WILLIAM SHAW passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at the age of 69 years.

He is the cherished father of: David (Jackie) Feaver; Debra (Joe) Grudenic; Charlotte (Albert Reed) Shaw; Richard (Denise) Shaw, and his daughter Angela Shaw who passed away in 2009. Special “G-Unit” Grandpa to Colin, Ashley, Jordan, Kari, Sarah, Jaelyn, Emily and Cassius; “Poppa Shaw” Great Grandpa to Brooklyn, Taya, Kadeyn, and Alex. He is the brother to: Dorothy (Mike) Guler; Janet (Nevin) Thompson, Gary (Susan) Shaw; Jean (Fred) Mills and many dear nephews and nieces.

Albert was born and raised in East Calgary. He started cooking at age 16 and obtained his Red Seal chef papers. He was a talented chef and went on to be Executive Chef for the Sandman Inn in the 80’s, worked at Hy’s Steak House, El Rancho, the Marquis Hotel, and The Lethbridge Lodge. He belonged to the Academy of Chefs and was a board member for the Culinary Program at the Lethbridge College.

He became disabled in 1985 and spent the rest of his life helping other people. He had many coffee friends and was well-known in Lethbridge’s malls and coffee shops.

Albert was a dedicated member of Alcoholics Anonymous, helping hundreds of others over the last 40 years of his sobriety.

After he lost his daughter Angie in 2009, tragically his health declined and he wasn’t able to get out much.

He devoted those years to his grandchildren, spoiling them rotten, and cooking 5 star family dinners.

You will be forever in our hearts, Daddy, G-Unit – Poppa Shaw.

The Memorial Service will be held at PARK MEADOWS BAPTIST CHURCH, 2011- 15 Avenue North, Lethbridge on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 2:00 PM, with Pastor Lorne Willms officiating.

Derek “Harold” John Snider

1993 – 2016

Derek “Harold” John Snider, beloved son of John and Terry Snider, passed away suddenly on June 17, 2016 at the age of 23 years. Besides his loving parents, Derek will always be remembered by his brother Dustin “Brother Dut”; Nana Judy Vance and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends. Derek was predeceased by his grandparents James and Louis Snider, grandfather Robert Brethour. A Celebration of Derek’s Life will be held at the Pincher Creek Community Hall (287 Canyon Drive, Pincher Creek) on Friday, June 24, 2016 at 1:00 pm. Memorial donations in Derek’s name may be made directly to a charity of one’s choice.


LUDOLF JAN VELTING, beloved husband of Theadora Velting, of Coaldale, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge on Sunday, June 19th, 2016 at the age of 88 years.

Ludolf was born in Niehove, Holland. He was employed at the Lethbridge Research Centre for many years.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

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


AUDREY WALBURGER, passed away on June 19, 2016 in Cardston, Alberta at the age of 91 years.

She leaves behind her children, Dan (Ruth) Walburger of Calgary and their children: Jeff Walburger, Tim Walburger, Wendy (Petersen) Barnaby, Danna (Roger) Laycock; and Chester Rodney (Janice) Walburger of Leavitt and their children: Shannon (Stephen) Gibbings; Derick (Megan) Walburger; Robert (Crystal) Walburger; Scott (Mandy) Walburger; and Lindsey Walburger; and 20 great- grandchildren.

Audrey was predeceased by her husband, Chester Walburger; her parents, Henry and Agnes Hinman; brother, Beverly Hinman; sister, Mae Dudley; grandchildren, Brenda Walburger and Randall Walburger.

Audrey was born on July 1, 1924 in Cardston, Alberta to Henry and Agnes Hinman. Audrey moved to Leavitt in 1942 after her marriage to Chet. She spent her life in service to her family, church and community. She served in various callings in the church and was a positive influence to many individuals. Her dedication to her husband and family was her greatest example. She made everyone feel welcome in her home and she especially enjoyed spoiling her children and grandchildren.

Special thanks to Dr. Clarke and the staff at The Good Samaritan Society Lee Crest Health Centre. Thank you for your loving care and kindness.

The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Leavitt, Alberta on Saturday, June 25th, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Friends may meet the family at the Church from 10:00-10:45 prior to the Service. Interment to follow at the Leavitt Cemetery.

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


June 25, 1940-June 17, 2016

ELIZABETH “LIBBY” MARIE WEIGHILL passed away peacefully, with family by her side, at the Good Samaritan Society, Park Meadows Village, on Friday, June 17, 2016, at the age of 75 years.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604-13th Street North, Lethbridge, Alberta, on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. with Father Lukas Drapel, Celebrant.

An Interment will follow the reception at the church, at Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge, AB.

In memory of Libby, donations are gratefully accepted to the Alzheimer Society, 402, 740-4th Ave. south, Lethbridge, AB., T1J 0N9

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


THOMAS LEROY WILSON beloved husband of Rita Wilson of Cardston, AB, passed away suddenly at his home on June 17th, 2016 at the age of 91 years.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, June 25, 2015 at the Legion Hall in Cardston, AB at 1:00 p.m.


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

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