January 17th, 2021

SATURDAY, September 30, 2017

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on October 2, 2017.

Bea Hales

1920 – 2017

Mrs. Beatrice Hales of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Ivan Hales, cherished mother of Wendy Jorgenson, Randy Hales and Greg Hales, died on Friday, September 29, 2017 at the age of 97 years. Arrangements to be announced when completed.

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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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Dr. Van E. Christou

1926 – 2017

Dr. Van E. Christou of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Helen Christou, passed away on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at the age of 91 years. Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels. A Celebration of Life will be held late next week, details to follow.

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EDWIN FIEDLER, of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Judy Fiedler, passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit, on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at the age of 79 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

If so desired, donations may be made in memory of Edwin to St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit, 1400 – 9th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB. T1J 4V5.

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May 9, 1942 – September 18, 2017

It is with great sadness that the family of DOUG LEWICKI announces the passing of their beloved husband, father and grandfather.

A Come-and-Go Reception will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.

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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.


Mitsushi Robert Senda of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Jane Senda, passed away on Friday, September 22, 2017 at the age of 97 years. Bob enjoyed golfing. He was a member of the Magrath Golf Club for many years. He bowled until last year, and was looking forward to starting this season. He was a member of Good Sam Club for many years. Bob was predeceased by his parents Suga Umoto & Haichi Senda; brothers and sisters Hatsue Kinoshita, Masae Nishikawa, Yosh Senda, Tarashi Senda and Sueko Senda. At Bob’s request, there will be no funeral service. A private family service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial donations to the Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation, 960 – 19 St S., Lethbridge, AB T1J 1W5

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Steven Caswell

1987 – 2017

Mr. Steven Caswell of Lethbridge, passed away suddenly on Sunday, September 24, 2017. He was the beloved son of Bill & Shelley Caswell and Shirley McKay. Steven was born on March 25, 1987 in Lethbridge and resided here until the time of his passing. His school years were spent at Mike Mountain Horse, Hamilton Junior High and LCI. He then went on to achieve a post-secondary education at the U of L where he completed and received a bachelor’s degree of General Management. Steve had many interests such as traveling, cooking, hiking and discussing current world events, just to name a few. His family, his friends and his loyal canine “Hugo” were his top priorities. Recently Steven bought his first home and was looking forward to showing it off to everyone. He rarely missed an opportunity to get together for a family meal, a game night or just to hang out and watch a movie. His enthusiasm for new adventures and music, his kind soul, infectious smile and his wonderful sense of humor will never be forgotten. Steve is survived by his brother Robert Caswell and brother Jaydon McKay; sister Shelby McKay and their father Darin; uncles Mike (Tammy) Caswell, Guy (Tunde) Nitz; grandmother Myrna Nitz, his two very special cousins Sean and Matthew Caswell; best friend Ian Hutchings, as well as many cherished members of his extended family. Steven was predeceased by his grandparents Bill & Irene Caswell, Richard & Diana Abel, Betty & John Folk, Gary Nitz and his uncle Bob Caswell. A Celebration of Steven’s life will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2017. (location and time to be announced at a later date) In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 1011-2 Ave South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 0C8 or to the charity of one’s choice. Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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MICHAEL DAVID VAN LIERE, beloved son of Peter and Camelia (Sturz) Van Liere, was born on December 16, 2004 in Lethbridge and went to his heavenly home to be with his Lord and Saviour Jesus, on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at the age of 12 years.

Along with his parents, Michael is lovingly remembered and deeply missed by his siblings, Timothy Van Liere and his daughter Aurora, Christina (Blair) Sperling, Matthew and Naomi Van Liere; grandparents, John and Nellie Van Liere of Coaldale, and Constantin and Florica Sturz of Oradea, Romania, as well as numerous uncles, aunts, cousins and niece.

On Mother’s Day, May 14, 2017, Michael was diagnosed with a mixed germ cell tumor located on his brain stem that was inoperable. He went through chemo and a debulking surgery as well as two further surgeries for shunts. He was the bravest little boy. He attended R.I. Baker Middle School in Coaldale, where he was loved by his teachers and friends.

Michael grew up on an acreage. He loved animals and as of late, really connected with his German Shepherd. Michael loved being outdoors, riding his bicycle, unicycling, skateboarding, RipStiking and snowboarding. Michael also loved woodworking, building things with Lego and solving the Rubik’s Cube. His last project was building a fidget spinner. Michael was especially close to his youngest niece, Aurora and she will dearly miss her special time with him.

Michael had a contagious smile, a great sense of humour and a heart of gold. He was intrigued by cars and knew them all by name. He also loved travelling, having visited Disneyland and SeaWorld in California, numerous countries in Europe and Hawaii.

Michael loved his Lord and Savior, Jesus. He wanted to attend church every opportunity he had. Michael also loved to be involved with his church youth groups.

Our family does not have enough words to express our thanks to everyone who has supported us through this difficult journey: Our family, friends and church family, Burger Baron, the Lethbridge Bulls, Street Wheelers Car Club, Alvin Reinhart Fritz Architect Inc., Green Haven Tree Farm, Ashcroft Master Builders, H Bar Rock, Murray Farms, Panda Flowers, R.I. Baker Middle School and numerous other businesses, as well as the Pemmican Lodge staff. We are incredibly humbled by your generosity and kindness.

Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects during a Visitation at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Sunday, October 1, 2017 from 2:30 to 4:00 P.M.

A Funeral Service will be held at VICTORY CHURCH, 1 Mile East of Lethbridge on Hwy #3, on Monday, October 2, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Wayne Boersma officiating.

Following the Funeral Service, Michael will be laid to rest in Mountain View Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Alberta Children’s Hospital, 2888 Shaganappi Trail N.W., Calgary, AB, T3B 6A8 or to the Ronald McDonald House, 111 West Campus Place N.W., Calgary, AB, T3B 2R6.

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

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