January 15th, 2021

MONDAY, October 16, 2017

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on October 16, 2017.


LEO ANDERSEN, beloved husband of Edith Andersen the mother of his children, of Picture Butte, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, October 9, 2017 at the age of 86 years.

He is the loving father of Mads (Tracey) Andersen of Calgary, Peder Andersen of Calgary, Susan (Rick) Thomas of Calgary and Frederik Andersen of Nobleford. He is the cherished grandfather of seven grandchildren: Elaine Andersen of Calgary, Ricky Thomas of Deloraine, MB, Jennifer Thomas of Calgary, Kayla Andersen of Calgary, Reid Andersen of Calgary, Emily Andersen of Calgary and Erik Andersen of Nobleford. Leo is also the beloved great-grandfather of Ezekiel Andersen Lobo of Calgary and Ariana Thomas of Deloraine, MB.

Leo is also survived by a brother Egon Andersen and sister-in-law Mary Andersen.

He was predeceased by his father Mads Andersen, mother Frandsine Andersen (nee Sorensen), two sisters Ragnhild Andersen and Annalise (Truels) Sorensen, five brothers Vilfred (Martha) Andersen, Andreas Andersen, Leo Andersen, Villy (Ingrid) Andersen and Regnar (Mary) Andersen.

Born April 3rd, 1931 in Sejstrup, Denmark, Leo immigrated to Canada in 1956, working in the construction industry. On December 10th, 1960 Leo married Edith Wigand and together they raised five children, Walter Schwalbe, Mads, Peder, Susie and Frederik in Bowness, Calgary. In 1978 Leo and Edith started LA&E trucking and with the turn in the economy, sold the three trucks in 1983 and moved to Picture Butte, AB where he resided until his passing. Leo had a keen interest in hunting and horse riding, singing, propagating plants, birds and video editing.

Relatives and friends are invited a Funeral Service that will take place at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB. on Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. with Pastor Frank deBoer officiating.

Following the Funeral Service, Leo will be laid to rest at Mountain View Cemetery.

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George Urasaki

1970 – 2017

Mr. George Urasaki of Lethbridge passed away on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at the age of 47 years.

A Private Family Service will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at the SOUTHERN ALBERTA JAPANESE UNITED CHURCH, 821 – 9th Avenue North, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Reverend Aldeen McKay officiating.

Friends are invited to a Celebration of George’s Life from 1:00pm-3:00pm at the COAST LETHBRIDGE HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTRE, 526 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta, on the same day.

Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.

Raymond Lyckman

1913 – 2017

Mr. Raymond Lyckman of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Joyce Lyckman, passed away on Friday, October 13, 2017 at the age of 104 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.

Mitzi Ishida
1921 – 2017
Michico Ishida, beloved wife of the late Kichi Ishida, passed away in Taber on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at the age of 96 years.
Further information including service details will follow once arrangements have been finalized.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


HAZEL MADISON, of Magrath, passed away at the Good Samaritans Garden Vista in Magrath on Friday, October 13, 2017 at the age of 95 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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CLIFF MIYASHIRO, survived by his wife Leanna, passed away on Friday, October 13, 2017.

A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Welling Alberta Chapel, with Bishop Gordon ZoBell officiating. Condolences may be sent to: http://www.generationsfh.ca


GAIL NORTON and her son KENT NORTON will have a combined Funeral Service at 11.00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS, Magrath Stake Centre: 21E 1st Ave S Magrath, Alberta.

Friends are welcome to meet with the family on Tuesday October 17, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Church and Wednesday prior to the service from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Interment to follow in the Magrath Cemetery.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca

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