January 16th, 2021

SATURDAY, October 7, 2017

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on October 10, 2017.

Alexandru “Alex” Bakk

1954 – 2017

Mr. Alexandru “Alex” Bakk of Raymond, beloved husband of Mrs. Kelly Norman, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at the age of 63 years. Besides his loving wife Kelly, Alex is survived by his daughter Angie (Shawn) Pasemko; grandchildren Austin Alexandru Pasemko and Emma Paige Pasemko; as well as nieces, nephews and their families. Alex was predeceased by his parents Losif and Elisabeta. A Celebration of Alex’s Life will be held at 1:00pm on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4 Street S. Lethbridge, Alberta. A Private Family Graveside Service was held in the Mountain View Cemetery.

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Bea Hales

1920 – 2017

Mom always said, “Don’t tell people I passed away, tell them I died.” OK then Mom, here it is: Bea Hales died September 29, 2017, at age 97. Mom did not say, however, that we had to limit what we tell people to only the fact that she died. There’s other stuff that might be said. She was married to Ivan Hales from February 14, 1945 until his death in 1986. Yup, married on Valentine’s Day. Together they raised three kids who turned out not bad (no known warrants) – Wendy (Charles) Jorgenson, Randy (Cidnee) Hales and Gregory (Patricia) Hales. Randy died in 2014. Bea’s three grandchildren are Wendy’s son Chad and Randy’s daughter Lisa and his son Jeremy. Her great grandchildren are Lisa’s two boys Jason and Jesse and Jeremy’s daughter Danica. In her long career Bea was a teacher of children first and subjects second. She was an athlete, an artist, a wife, a mother, an advocate, a reader, a walker, a proud Canadian. However, there was obviously more to her life than what is written above. If you knew Bea and wish to remind yourself of some things or if you didn’t know her and just want to catch a biased glimpse of who she was, please go to mbfunerals.com for a longer obituary. While Bea was a very outgoing and social person she requested that there be no funeral, but in her memory please take a walk in Indian Battle Park, feed the birds, donate to the Food Bank, and hug those you love. Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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TECKLA BIRKEDAL passed away peacefully at the Sunnysouth Lodge in Coaldale, AB on October 4, 2017 at the age of 93 years.

She is survived by her daughters Marjorie (Bob) Wiens, Isabel (Joe) Lubin, Lorna (Joe) Lavorato, Betty Grant and Lucy Stang, her nine grandchildren and 12 great- grandchildren, as well her sisters Annamary Anwender and Theresa Bouvier and numerous nieces and nephews.

Teckla was predeceased by her husband Pete, her sons-in-law David Grant and Tom Stang, brothers Cosmos, William, Max and Adam and her sister Emma.

Mom was born August 17, 1924 in Hazenmore, SK. She was married to Pete on May 2, 1944 and lived in Mankota, SK before moving to Lethbridge in 1958. Teckla worked at various jobs and made many friends. She liked flowers, gardening and preserving what she grew. Mom was a self-taught musician and played the piano, guitar and banjo. Mom and Dad also loved to dance. She looked forward to her many travels.

Teckla will be laid to rest at a Private Graveside Service in Mountain View Cemetery.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. with Deacon Cliff Bogdan officiating.

A time of fellowship and refreshments to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation – PO Box 2211, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4K7.

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Elizabeth Olsen

1931 – 2017

Mrs. Elizabeth Olsen of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Lyle Olsen, passed away at Good Samaritan West Highlands on Thursday October 5, 2017 at the age of 86 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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MELTON FAIR (CHIEF CALF), 46, passed away in Lethbridge on October 3, 2017.

A Wake Service will be at Sik-Ooh-Kotoki Friendship Society, Lethbridge on Tuesday, Oct. 10th from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at the White Calf Hall, Stand Off on Wednesday, Oct. 11th at 11:00 a.m.

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


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.

A Memorial Reception will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., with a family eulogy being presented at 7:00 P.M.

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HOWARD LEONARD HEGGEDAL, of Lethbridge, passed away suddenly at home on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at the age of 68 years.

A Graveside Service will be held at MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY, 1210 Scenic Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. with Reverend Glenda Wert officiating.

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DANA JENSEN, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully in Lethbridge on Thursday, October 5th, 2017 at the age of 44 years.

Cremation entrusted to Cornerstone Funeral Home.

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RONALD ROGER LEFEBVRE, beloved husband of Diane Lefebvre, passed away at the St. Michael’s Palliative Care on Sunday, July 9, 2017 at the age of 67 years, after a very long and very courageous battle with cancer. Ron was predeceased by his father Stanislas, his mother Lilianne and brother Serge. He is survived by his wife Diane, his sons Stephen (Johane) of Calgary, Andrew (Michele) of High Prairie, daughter Caroline of Montreal, and stepsons Tyler and Jesse Lambert of Lethbridge: grandchildren: Richard (Crystal), Kristopher (Cole), Emelie, Dominique, Jade, his brothers Rene (Connie), Yves, sister Andre Sevigny and his special friend Dominique (Jaime) Dumont as well as nieces and nephews. Ron was a gypsy at heart for many years, travelling all across Canada for both pleasure and work. He had various jobs over the years, mine worker, fishing guide near the Arctic Circle. His final and most rewarding career was as Journeyman RV Technician. This had him working during the summer here in Alberta and vacationing in the US until he met the love of his life Diane. Then he settled down in Lethbridge to help Diane raise her two sons. He worked at Field of RV Dreams till his retirement in 2009 when he was diagnosed with cancer. Special thanks to the St. Michael’s Palliative Care nurses for the wonderful care and attention to Ron and the family in his short stay on the unit. Special thanks and appreciation to Drs. Brenda Ireland and Elvira Smuts for the expertise and gentle care all these years during Ron’s long illness. Celebration of Life will take place on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at WESTMINSTER COMMUNITY HALL, 411 – 16 Street North Lethbridge, AB from 2:00pm – 4:00pm. In lieu of flowers, please donate to St. Michael’s Health Center at https://www.covenanthealth.ca/donate and click “in memory of Ron Lefebvre”.



It is with great sadness that the family of Sharon North Peigan announce her passing on Monday, October 2, 2017, surrounded by her loving husband Clinton and her family at the Pincher Creek Hospital.

A Prayer Service will be held on Sunday, October 8, at 3:00 pm at Snodgrass Funeral Home (1101 Main Street, Pincher Creek), followed by a two-day Wake at Clinton and Sharon’s Home (1925 – 15 Avenue, Brocket). The Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, October 10 at 1:00 pm at the Piikani Community Hall, followed by the interment at the Brocket cemetery.

Snodgrass Funeral Homes (Pincher Creek)

assisting the North Peigan/Strikes With A Gun families

with funeral arrangements,

(403) 627-4864

Steven Caswell

1987 – 2017

Mr. Steven James Caswell passed away suddenly on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at the age of 30 years. He was the beloved son of Bill and Shelley Caswell and Shirley McKay. We invite family and friends to join us in a Celebration of Steven’s Life which will be held at 2:00pm, Saturday, October 14, 2017 at the Eagles Hall, 631 – 13 St North, Lethbridge, Alberta.

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