January 17th, 2021

MONDAY, November 6, 2016

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on November 7, 2016.



Pat Demers fought a brave battle with cancer, surpassing all timelines her doctors suggested, but she succumbed in her sleep, peacefully, on Wednesday, November 2, 2016, at the Edith Cavell Care Centre in Lethbridge, at the age of 70.

Pat is predeceased by her parents, Jesse and Margaret Matlock, of Lethbridge, AB.

She leaves behind her loving, faithful husband of 49 years, Donat Demers, three daughters, Lisa (Richard) Brodowski of Maple Ridge, BC; Jennifer (Roldo) Eliason of Lethbridge, AB and Erin (Steve) Hyatt of Frankfurt, Germany.

‘Gramma Pat’ will be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren: James Demers, Stephanie and Ryan Brodowski; Brendon, Laura, Mariah and Hannah Eliason and Rowan Hyatt, and one great-grandchild, Nevaeh Eliason not to mention another one on the way in the Spring, whom we’re sure she will meet before we ever do.

She was a gem of a sister to her two brothers; John (Corrine) Matlock of Libby, Montana and Tim Matlock (Linda Jensen) of Red Deer, AB. She also leaves behind several aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. She touched more lives that we will ever really know, especially in her various roles with the Health Care system in Lethbridge.

Her love of life and people made an indelible impression on the lives of all those who knew her. There was always room for one more at the dinner table, and in her heart. Pat was a compassionate, thoughtful and honorable woman who loved her family. She will forever be remembered as a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, great-grandmother, aunt and friend.

The family would like to thank Dr. Jack Haberman for his excellent care and friendship over the years as well as Dr. Shukkoor and the nurses and staff at Edith Cavell for their care.

In lieu of flowers, please donate generously to your favorite charitable organization.

A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 – Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, on Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 at 7:00 P.M., with Francis & Cybele Noronha officiating.

A Funeral Mass will be held at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12th Avenue South, Lethbridge, on Wednesday, November 9th at 11:00 A.M., with Father Roque Pereira as Celebrant.

A private interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge.

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


NATASHA LEE HAIRY BULL passed away in Lethbridge on October 29, 2016 at the age of 32 years. She is survived by her daughters, Leshaye and Cyanne; father Gordon Black Face. Predeceased by her mother Bertha Hairy Bull.

The Wake Service will be at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Monday, November 7, 2016 from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the Pioneer Cemetery.

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


ERNERST HARCOURT HOBBS passed away November 3, 2016 in the presence of family at the age of 93. His loss will be most deeply felt by his loving wife and soul mate Eileen, son Chuck (Domynique Fortin), daughter Dorothy (Gregory) Humphrey and daughter Betty (Alan) McNaught, grandsons Matthew Hobbs (Jaclyn Moneypenny), Timothy (Sara) Hobbs, Ryan Humphrey (Ardythe Harder), Patrick Humphrey, and Cole McNaught (Shelley Petersen). He will also be greatly missed by his extended family and many dear friends.

Harcourt was predeceased by his parents Henry and Sarah Hobbs, brother Norris, sister Helen, brother Harry, and grandson William McNaught.

Harcourt was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on October 14th, 1923. He spent his formative years living on the family farm near Ruthilda, Saskatchewan, where he developed his lifetime ideals – commitment to family, the rewards of hard work, fiscal responsibility, love of nature, to do your best, and the importance of developing deep and lasting connections with friends.

He was a good scholar, completing a teacher’s certificate at Normal school, and then taught at a small one-room Saskatchewan school house. He subsequently joined the Royal Canadian Air Force Coastal Command Squadron 407, serving in southern England and northern Scotland as an LAC – Leading Aircraftman, Wellington Bomber gun armourer from 1943 to 1946. He was very proud of this service to his country.

After the war, Harcourt enrolled at the University of Saskatchewan, graduating with a BSc. in Agricultural Engineering. Following graduation, he spent over 30 years working firstly at the Vauxhall, then the Lethbridge Research Stations, where he published over 70 scientific papers. His specialty was irrigation, and he witnessed the transformation from the early days of hand-dug flood channel techniques through the development of the St. Mary River Irrigation District, to modern day electronically controlled pivot irrigation systems. He was able to share his expertise as a consultant in Idaho, Pakistan and Uruguay.

Harcourt was a competitive sports fan and remained physically active all his life. Sport interests included shinny hockey, baseball, curling, golf, square dancing, snooker, cards, – he loved and excelled at all of them.

Harcourt believed in service to God, Queen, Country and Community. He was actively involved in McKillop United Church, was a scout leader, president of the Lethbridge prostate cancer support group, active in the Legion Revelers, president of the Grandview Condo association, head of the Research Station bridge club, and more. Harcourt lived his belief in doing his share of the work and leaving things in better shape than when he arrived.

Harcourt and Eileen were married in Saskatoon in August 1952. He was devoted to her and a strong advocate for the challenges her hearing loss brought. He was an amazing father, and was an active parent to Chuck, Dorothy and Betty. Three spouses and then six grandsons were welcomed into the family. He and Eileen loved to travel, visiting many countries and taking numerous cruises with friends and family.

A Celebration of Life will be held at MCKILLOP UNITED CHURCH – 2329 15 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB on Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Reverend Trevor Potter officiating. Lunch to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of choice are appreciated.

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

Leo Cote

1926 – 2016

Mr. Leo Cote of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Velma Cote, passed away at the Peter Lougheed Care Centre in Calgary on Friday, October 21, 2016 at the age of 90 years. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm on Monday, November 7, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB with Deacon Frank Peta, officiating. A Private Family Graveside Service will take place.

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The Lord in His wisdom called home His child OTTO SALOMONS, husband of Barbara Salomons, of Lethbridge, on Monday, October 31, 2016 at 70 years of age. He passed away suddenly surrounded by family and friends at the Foothills Medical Centre.

Relatives and friends are invited to a Memorial Service at the EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH OF LETHBRIDGE – Highway #4, just East of the 43rd Street Intersection, on Monday, November 7, 2016 at 11:00 am with Pastor Dave Acree officiating. There will be a light lunch to follow. A Private Graveside Service will be held prior to the Memorial Service.

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Desmond “Des” Scott

1970 – 2016

Desmond John Derrick SCOTT, beloved son, husband and father, peacefully passed away at the St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at the age of 46 with his family by his side.

Desmond (Des) is the dearly loved husband of Nadine SCOTT and father of Jada SCOTT. Over their 17 years of marriage, Des and Nadine enjoyed traveling and spending most of their time in the company of their loving families.

Des, son of David and Omega Scott, was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta along with his brothers Keith, and Syd (Deb) and their children Alexander and Kendra. Des is also survived by his sister Sister Denise (Garvin) Abraham and their children Karen (Alfred) Purcel, Patrina, Stacy (Omar) Titts, Joshua and Roland; as well as his great nephews and niece; J’gai, Teon, Kariel, Jayden and Nathan.

Des will be sorely missed by his immediate family, including his parents, in-laws, friends, and other relatives living throughout the world.

Des worked for Emco Ltd. as a Quotation & Inside Sales representative in their Calgary and Lethbridge offices for over 10 years.

As an avid Calgary Stampeder fan, Des rarely missed a game or a chance to cheer on his team especially when playing against the Riders. He took up golf since the family relocated from Calgary to Lethbridge in 2009, and throughout his school years, Des enjoyed playing volleyball as well.

Family and friends are invited to Des’s Celebration of Life on November 12, at 1pm at the Millican-Ogden Community Association Hall, 6901 20a St SE, Calgary, AB T2C 0R5. As per Des’s wishes, he has asked that all in attendance dress in happy, festive (Stampeders) colours.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in his memory to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317 – 10th Street South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 2M7.

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