January 16th, 2021

MONDAY, May 29, 2017

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on May 29, 2017.

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal.”

Patrick “Paddy” Joseph Cashen

1946 – 2017

Patrick “Paddy” Cashen passed away in the arms of his cherished wife Shirley on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre in Lethbridge.

Paddy was born in the beautiful Southwest town of Dingle, County Kerry, Ireland on March 16, 1946. After immigrating to Canada, he resided in Lethbridge, the place he called home and his love for this City was what prompted him to become a proud Canadian Citizen on June 10, 1993. Paddy remained in Lethbridge where he worked in a number of diverse occupations before becoming employed with the City of Lethbridge. He enjoyed a 33-year career with the City and was so proud of his accomplishments there, the greatest being the many friends he made over the years, several of whom he was still close with. Well, how could they resist that beguiling smile, eager handshake and wicked sense of humour! These charming traits did not go unnoticed the day Shirley Gonzy met him and he and his “lovelet” were married on July 27, 1985. Over the years they were able to share their love for travel, exploring several countries including Australia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Mexico, a couple trips to Ireland and their recent love for cruising. They also shared a love of animals and throughout their married years raised their beloved furry kids, Shamrock (1985-1999), Jack & Kerry (1999-2015) and their most recent addition Mechelle (2015). Paddy had many hobbies and his natural talent for working with wood led him to model battleship building, a pastime that he so enjoyed and one which kept him occupied for hours while he was dealing with his illness. Each ship (and there were 30 of them) were built to scale with the precision and passion that Paddy put into anything he set his hands upon. Throughout his life and no matter what cards he was dealt he never let things get him down… he met every obstacle with such a positive, hopeful attitude and his lifelong credo was “there’s always someone worse off than yourself.” His generous, kind and obliging nature touched everyone who was lucky enough to have met him or call him a friend. He is survived by his wife Shirley and their “dogter” Mechelle; brothers Peter (Celine) and Paul; sisters Betty (Tom) Hand, Ann (Brian) Scanlon and Nuala (Joe) Costello, all of Ireland; as well as his Canadian family, brothers-in-law Lou (Lynn) Gonzy and Allan Gonzy; sisters-in-law Monica Gonzy, Sheila (Merv) Newinger and numerous nieces and nephews in both Ireland and Canada. He was predeceased by his parents. Timothy and Lillian and sister Mary and his mother and father-in-law Jeanne and Louis Gonzy. Thanks is due the Doctors and nursing staff of the Jack Ady Cancer Clinic and all of Paddy’s “girls” at Palliative Care for your kindness and attention. A very special thanks to Dr. Smuts and Dr. Frick for your visits and for always being very frank, compassionate and supportive while Paddy was in your care. In respect of Paddy’s wishes, there will be no funeral and in lieu of flowers, he asked that donations be made to The Jack Ady Cancer Clinic, 1A129, 960- 19th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 1W5, or to St. Michael’s Palliative Care Unit, 1400-9th Ave South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 4V5.

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Douglas Currie

1940 – 2017

Mr. Douglas Currie of Coaldale, beloved husband of Mrs. Carolyn Currie passed away peacefully at the Coaldale Health Centre on Thursday May 25, 2017 at the age of 76 years.

Family and friends are invited to an afternoon visitation between 2:00pm – 4:00pm on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at the COALDALE FUNERAL HOME, 1711-20 Street, Coaldale.

An evening visitation and informal service will be held at 7:00pm – 9:00pm on Tuesday May 30, 2017 at the COALDALE FUNERAL HOME, 1711-20th Street Coaldale, with Reverend Glenda Wert, officiating.

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LINO FICUR, of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Angelina Ficur, passed away with his family by his side on Friday, May 26, 2017.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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DOROTHY “IRENE” LAWSON (Waterhouse) born July 23,1928 in Cereal Alberta, passed away peacefully on May 18th,2017 at the St. Michael’s Health Centre Palliative Care in Lethbridge. Irene is survived by her sister Ruth McMahon of Nanton, her sister-in-law Mary Waterhouse of Cereal, Irene’s four children Barry (Chris) Lawson of Red Deer, Bonnie Lawson of Calgary, Sheri (Peter) Dyck of Lethbridge, Shawn (Ron) Taylor of Dryden, Ontario, nine Grandchildren, six Great Grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Irene was raised in Cereal, being the youngest of seven children. Part of her education included attending Olds College to become a seamstress. As a young woman, she moved to Lethbridge to help her relatives. She was employed at Draffins Pharmacy where she met her future husband Roy Lawson. After Roy’s passing in 1971, Irene was left a young widow to raise her children, strong and determined, with many struggles, Irene provided the basic needs, and a good life for them, with an abundance of love. Irene was employed at Woolco selling fabric and notions, her talent for sewing was discovered and she made the clothes and costumes for the mannequins on display in the fabric dept. until her retirement in 1994. Irene had a strong Christian faith, as a member of the McKillop United Church she was involved with various church groups. A quiet woman of few words, but those she said were often wise, gracious, and often added with a quick wit, a wonderful sense of humor, and her beautiful smile. Irene spent her life serving the Lord. Her actions spoke volumes of her selfless love for others. She was generous, compassionate, and extremely humble, never wanting recognition for her hard work, dedication, and efforts. Her family, relatives, and friends were blessed with her wonderful handmade gifts of sewing, crocheting, ceramics, and baking. Strangers were also blessed by her helping hand at the soup kitchen, food bank, hundreds of handmade blankets she made for Blankets for Canada, and involvement with other charities. The family will honour Irene’s wishes for a private service. ‘Let’s have a cup of tea’ as Irene would always say, and loved to do this with family and friends. Please join the family for tea and a light lunch at the COALDALE MENNONITE CHURCH, 2316 – 17 Street, Coaldale on Monday, May 29, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. for a gathering of sharing and visiting. Please continue her legacy by treating everyone you meet with acts of kindness and a beautiful smile that is so contagious. With gratitude thank you to all of you who were a part of Irene’s life. Your love, friendship, time, and care given to Mom is greatly appreciated.

To send condolences, please visit http://www.generationsfh.ca

Thomas Hector (Tim) Negrello

The family of Thomas Hector (Tim) Negrello announce his passing on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, after the effects of early-onset dementia / Alzheimer’s took its toll after several years of progression.

Tim was born in Lethbridge on May 2, 1950. Tim was predeceased by his mother and father Dorothy and Hector Negrello. Left to mourn, but, with many happy memories, is his wife Cindy, who was a loving companion.

Tim is also survived by three daughters Lindsay and partner Aimee of Modesto California; Jamie and Cody Nudd of Airdrie and Danielle of Calgary. He will be missed by his two young grandsons, Ace D’Amore of Modesto and Luca Nudd of Airdrie, sisters Barbara Davis and Marilyn Hunt and their families. “Uncle” Tim was loved by his nieces and nephews.

Tim was a gifted athlete and excelled at hockey and baseball, but not so much at golf. His competitiveness showed on the ice rink, where he played with an edge and excelled at “trash talk”.

Tim was in the grain commodity business for many years and later in the advertising business. Tim was known for his quick wit and ability to make people laugh.

A private family service will be held in Calgary, on Monday, May 29, 2017. A casual Celebration of Life and reception will be held at the home of John and Barbara Davis in Lethbridge, on Friday, June 2, 2017, from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm.

If you so desire, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Calgary, 800-7015 Macleod Trail S.W., Calgary, Alberta, T2H 2K6, or the Canadian Mental Health Association, 400, 105 – 12 Avenue, S.E., Calgary, Alberta, T2G 1A1.

Expressions of sympathy and online condolences may be left at http://www.eleganttributes.com/ elegant-memories/

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