January 18th, 2021

WEDNESDAY, July 13, 2016

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on July 13, 2016.

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BRUNO COLMOof Lethbridge, beloved husband of Anna Colmo, passed away with his family by his side at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at the age of 81 years.

As well as his wife, he is lovingly remembered by his children, Dario (Pam) Colmo and Linda (Kevin) Dragland; mother-in-law Molly Morency; sisters and brothers-in-law, Donna (Rob) Parkins, Scott (Leanne) Morency, Carrie Morency and Mark (Lori) Morency; nieces and nephews who knew him as “Uncle Boo”: Erika, Kayla, Todd, Meagan, Kaitlyn, Graysen and Dawson; as well as his special nephews, Diego and family, Fabio in Italy, along with his brother and sister.

Bruno was predeceased by his wife Lucia, parents and five brothers and sisters in Italy.

Bruno was born on January 18, 1935 in Capo D’Istria, Italy. He immigrated to Canada with his wife Lucia in 1957 and went to work on a dairy farm, north of Lethbridge. Within a few years, he began working for Balbi Construction and construction remained with him from then on; framing, home building and his cement work which he always wanted to be done perfectly. Bruno was never a man to say “No” to anyone who asked for help. He loved his bobcat (his toy) and right up to last year when his contractors called to do some bobcat work, he was there to help them out.

Bruno was a very active member of the Italian community, always available to lend a hand where needed. He will be remembered by his friends and family for his generosity and good hearted nature.

A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta, on Friday, July 15, 2016 at 7:00 P.M. with Deacon Cliff Bogdan officiating.

A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604-13th Street North, Lethbridge, Alberta, on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback, Celebrant. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

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


AUDREY MAY COVERT, beloved wife of Dr. Earle Covert, passed away at the Raymond Health Centre, on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at the age of 78 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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

KANE, Robert Wilson Leonard (Bob Jr.)

Passed away July 9, 2016, at age 78. Bob was an entertaining man who enjoyed a party, loved to dance, tell a good story and have a drink (or two) and a smoke (or two). He didn’t think his resume of indulgences was full enough so later in life he added gambling to the mix. Born in Lethbridge, Alberta in June, 1938, he became the spoiled eldest child of Bob (Sr.) and Doris Kane. Junior lived life on his own terms and was involved with motorcycling throughout his childhood, so after several years as owner of the Western Gem Hotel and Saloon in Drumheller, Alberta, where he perfected his skills in shot pouring and storytelling, Bob moved to Kelowna with his wife Arlene, and soon after opened Kane’s Harley-Davidson which he ran successfully alongside his son Blair for over three decades. For those lucky enough to have known Bob, they understand what a ‘larger than life character’ he really was. Listening to him tell a story or give his opinion on any topic always made for lively and colorful conversation. Bob’s greatest passion was motorcycles and the motorcycle world loved him back. Every year hundreds would come to celebrate his birthday with a motorcycle ride in his honor. He was a wonderful husband, partner, father, grandfather and friend. The world is a poorer place now without Bob Kane Jr – his laughter and his Harley are quiet.

To commemorate Bob’s life a memorial celebration will be held at The Kelowna Yacht Club, Sunday July 17th at 1pm. For those wishing to participate in Bob’s Last Ride, a motorcycle processional will assemble at the Harley-Davidson dealership at 888 McCurdy Place at 11:30am leaving at noon to ride to the Yacht Club.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting http://www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077


DEAN HARDY REIERSON, beloved husband of the late Olina “Lynn” Reierson, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Monday, July 11, 2016 at the age of 78 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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


LINDA BELLE TOLLEY SMITH, at the age of 81, passed away peacefully on July 11, 2016, in the Cardston Hospital with her loving family around her. Born January 22, 1935, she grew up in Mt View, Alberta, and was married and lived in Hill Spring, Alberta, from 1968 to 2014 before moving into assisted living in Cardston.

She served a full time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in South Africa in 1958.

Always a hard worker, she graduated from the Galt School of Nursing in Lethbridge in 1956. She went on to a career as a nurse. She taught nursing at BYU in Utah, was a public health nurse, and worked in various locations before meeting and marrying her eternal companion Richard (Dick) Smith in November 1968.

Linda Belle was known for her loving and caring spirit. She loved to ‘clown’ around and included everyone as a friend. Ever the joker, she was a joy to be around. Games, cards, and visiting were some of her favorite pastimes.

She loved to travel; one of her favorite trips was when she and two friends drove to Guatemala. Linda was always looking for an adventure. Whether it was touring the Holy Land or parasailing in Mexico, she loved and lived life to the fullest.

Her favorite thing in life, though, was being a mother and grandmother. She is survived by her children—Virginia (Allan) Spence, Amy Smith (Wade), Lloyd Smith, Ellen (Dan) Brooks, Chelsie (Terry) Knight—and 19 grandchildren.

She was loved and will be missed.

Friends may meet the family at Legacy Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 13th 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, Hill Spring, AB on Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.

Interment to follow at the Hill Spring Cemetery.

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


GIUSEPPINA VIANI, beloved wife of the late Giuseppe Viani, of

Lethbridge, passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative

Care Unit, on Monday, July 11, 2016 at the age of 85 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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

William “Bill” Dunn

1921 – 2016

Mr. William “Bill” Dunn of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Dorothy Dunn, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, July 11, 2016 at the age of 95 years Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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

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