January 20th, 2021

FRIDAY, September 29, 2017

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on September 29, 2017.

BAIRD, Shirley Marie (Adams)

August 24, 1938 –

September 22, 2017

Shirley Baird passed away on September 22, 2017, leaving behind and lovingly remembered by her husband Samuel (Ray) Baird and her two sons Jessie Montana from Lethbridge, AB, and William (Randy) Adams from Chestermere, AB. A Celebration of Shirley’s Life will be held in the Chapel of Mountain View Funeral Home, 1605 – 100 Street SE, Calgary (17 Avenue & Garden Road SE) on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. To express condolences, please visit:



HELENE DORA BYRNE, beloved wife of the late Francis Byrne, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, September 15th, 2017 at the age of 100 years.

A Private Family Prayer Vigil and Cremation was held at Cornerstone Funeral Home on September 20th, 2017.

The arrangements for the Funeral Mass and Burial will be announced when completed.

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AMBER DAWN CALDWELL, loving daughter, sister, aunt and friend passed away suddenly and returned to her Heavenly Father on September 24, 2017.

Amber was born on November 17, 1981 in Bow Island AB. She was a beautiful and happy red headed baby and her older siblings always doted on her. Being the youngest girl in a house full of boys, she learned at an early age to be tough. She was full of courage and had no trouble getting after her siblings. She had determination and fire and lived life to the fullest. Amber attended school in Bow Island until Grade 9 after which she then moved with her family to Fort Macleod. Amber graduated from high school at FP Walsh in Ft. Macleod in 2000.

Amber had many talents that gave her the opportunity to have many varied and interesting experiences throughout her life. She worked at a deli, a glass shop, she cooked and cleaned in work camps, she traveled throughout Canada building grain bins. Amber even had the rare opportunity to work in a carnival. After she moved to Lethbridge she began working with disabled clients helping them in their homes this was an excellent fit for Amber because of her great capacity for love.

Amber loved quilting, astrology and animals, especially cats, wolves and butterflies. Amber had a beautiful voice and loved sharing her talent of singing with her friends and family. She also loved babies and could always be found cuddling and singing to them.

Amber was a loyal and loving friend. There wasn’t anything she wouldn’t do for the people in her life. She was generous and kind and loved by all who knew and associated with her.

She had an amazing capacity to love and was a great example of unconditional love.

Amber went by many different nicknames throughout her lifetime. Each of them describes the beautiful and unique individual that she was.

Boo Boo was her favorite. She was the auntie that nieces and nephews loved and adored. She only had to walk into a room and dozens of kids would flock to her arms for their turn at a Boo Boo hug. The kids knew if mom and dad said no Boo Boo would say Yes!

Amber’s capacity and generous love was not just given to her family but to all those she became friends with. Amber was an auntie and mother to many through the friendships she developed. She loved kids and they loved her.

Butterflies to Amber were a symbol of freedom and beauty, her love of Butterflies earned her the nickname Butterfly, it became a part of who she was. She was beautiful inside and out. She was strong willed and knew her own mind. Despite her struggles her heart and spirit remained golden.

Amber was loved and adored by all who knew her and she will be greatly missed. Amber is survived and loved by her parents Louis and Glenna Caldwell, siblings, Kirk (Gayle) Caldwell, Candice (Dexter) Durfey, Clint (Ginger) Caldwell, Jared (Carolyn) Caldwell, Abe (Lana) Caldwell and Josh (Amber) Caldwell and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may meet the family at the Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Sunday, October 1st from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. or at the Church from 1:00 to 1:45 p.m. prior to the Service.

The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Cardston Alberta West Stake Center, 846 1st Ave W, Cardston, Alberta on Monday, October 2nd, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.

Interment to follow in the Cardston Cemetery.

The family wishes to thank those who have offered their services and offered prayers on their behalf.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made at Legacy Funeral Home, P.O. Box 208 Cardston, Alberta T0K 0K0

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


MICHAEL JOHN “JACK” KINAHAN passed away peacefully and surrounded by his loving family at the St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit in Lethbridge on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at the age of 91 years.

He is survived by his loving wife Leona, his children, Brian (Linda) Kinahan, Michaela (Jim) Sloot, Patrick (Carrie) Kinahan, Theresia (Jim) Berry, Kevin (Christine) Kinahan, Kathy (Carlos) Kinahan, and Michael (Heather) Kinahan, his 22 grandchildren, his 20 great- grandchildren, his sisters in laws, Geri Kinahan, Blanche Kinahan, Terri Ducie and Helen Heisler as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his daughter Deborah “Debi”, his parents, his two brothers, his two sisters and their husbands, and Leona’s three brothers and two of their wives, her sister and husband and her remaining sister’s husband.

Jack was born at his home on the family farm in Blucher, Saskatchewan on June 27, 1926. He married Leona Heisler on June 27, 1953 and shortly thereafter they moved to southern Alberta where they raised their eight children. Their last 49 years were spent in Lethbridge.

Dad was a veteran, having served his country proudly in WWII. He was an honourary life member of the Knights of Columbus and was a faith filled man who served his church in many capacities throughout his life. His deep love of God, family and friends was the greatest gift he gave to us all. In a letter written to his family a couple of years ago, Dad said, “One kind word said to the living is worth more than a million tears shed over a grave.”

A Prayer Service will be held at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH – 2405 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta on Friday, September 29, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. with Father Kevin Tumback officiating.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback, Celebrant.

In honour of Dad’s life, donations may be made to a charity of your choice, as Dad never refused an appeal for help from any needy charity.

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

Jennifer Kuntz

1979 -2017

Jennifer Kuntz of Lethbridge, passed away at the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at the age of 38 years. A Memorial Service will be held at 4:30pm on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4th Street South. Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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LOIS JO NAY, age 81, of Cardston, AB, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 24th, 2017 in Lethbridge, AB surrounded by her family.

Lois was born October 25, 1935 in Paradise, MT. She grew up in Kalispell, MT where she met and married her husband of 57 years, Dale Nay. Dale and Lois have spent the last 50 years ranching, farming and raising their family in the Jefferson and Cardston area.

Lois enjoyed cross country team skiing in her younger years. Her true joy in life was family gatherings, celebrations and sharing her gifts with her grandchildren. Lois enjoyed travelling to and from the Flathead Valley where she has numerous family members.

Lois is survived by her husband Dale; children: Tami Weston (Randy), Cardston, AB; Michele Berezay (Dan), Cardston, AB; Scott Nay (Joyce), Cardston, AB; and Kevin Weston, Lethbridge, AB; grandchildren: Matthew Weston (D’laney), Lethbridge, AB; Travis Nay (Kim), Jefferson, AB; Derek Berezay (Rachelle), Cardston, AB; Brett Nay, Cardston, AB; Adam Berezay (Azley), Cardston, AB; Megan Nay (Chase), Del Bonita, AB; great grandchildren: Jayda Nay, Carter and Annabelle Weston; Ashton Berezay and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased in death by her parents – Gustav & Ada Erickson; brothers: Roy, Bill and Kenneth; sisters: Ann Marie, Dorothy, Betty, Doris and Kathy; grandson: Brady Joe Nay.

A Celebration of her life will be held at St. Andrew’s United Church, Cardston on Saturday, September 30th, at 3:00 p.m. Interment in the Cardston Cemetery. Luncheon to follow at the United Church Hall.

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


January 8, 1936 – September 25, 2017

Patricia Meeks Andrews passed away in Delta, Colorado at her daughter’s home on Monday, September 25th, 2017 at the age of 81. She was born in Edmonton and raised in Raymond. She is preceded in death by her husband Jack, her parents Rex & Leola Meeks, and her brother Farrell. She is survived by her children, Cheryl, LeeAnn, Wendy, and Gordon, sons in law Larry and Russell, her 11 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. A celebration of life will be held at a future date.

Theodore “Theo” Pecht

1946 – 2017

Mr. Theodore “Theo” Pecht of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Bev Pecht, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at the age of 71 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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