By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on November 27, 2017.
MONICA RACHEL BOURASSA, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017 at the age of 40 years.
A Private Family Service will be held at a later date.
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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father and grandfather, MARIO ROBERTO “ROBERT” COMAI at the St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit on Thursday, November 23, 2017 at the age of 88 years.
Robert will be lovingly remembered by Maxine, his wife of 66 years, two sons, Jerry (Annie) of Lethbridge and Keith of Calgary, daughter Sandra of Calgary, four grandchildren, Chris, Kyle, Tamara and Brandon, and his two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brother Arturo.
Robert was a generous man of many interests and talents. He especially enjoyed family gatherings and golfed into his eighties.
At Robert’s request, no formal funeral service will be held.
Flowers gratefully declined. In lieu, donations may be made in memory of Robert to the St. Michael’s Health Centre Palliative Care Unit, 1400 – 9 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 4V5.
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GRAHAM, O. HOWARD
JUN. 14, 1919 – NOV. 15, 2017
HOWARD GRAHAM passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on Wednesday, November 15th at the age of 98 years.
Howard was born in rural Saskatchewan as the oldest of eight children to Gertrude and Orvel Graham. Growing up on the farm, Howard held many jobs and developed a master skill set for woodworking. In 1946, he married the love of his life, the late Margaret Ellen Graham, and together they had three children. The family lived in Ontario where Howard often travelled for work and spent the majority of time with the Ontario Department of Highways. A desire for warmer weather would eventually lead the couple to call Aldergrove, BC their home.
After the passing of his beloved wife, Howard moved to Lethbridge to be closer to family. He spent many days reading western novels, playing cribbage, and admiring the outdoors. He also never passed up the opportunity to enjoy a Tim Hortons coffee and engage in good conversation.
Howard will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by his sons, Doug (Linda) Graham and Marty Graham. As well as his daughter, Toni Donna (Mike, and son Logan) Anderson. Also left to cherish the memory of their “Popa” are granddaughters, Jennifer Leroux, Angela Giles, Michelle (Ryan) Hood, and Jessica Anderson. As well as greatgrandkids, Hayden, Desirae, Allen, Jayde, Brayden, Ariana, and Hailey.
A private family gathering will take place prior to Howard being laid to rest in Murrayville, BC.
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1924 – 2017
Mrs. Hilda Driedger, beloved wife of Dr. Gerhard Driedger, passed away in Lethbridge on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at the age of 93 years. Hilda was born on October 11, 1924 and raised on a farm in the Free State of Danzig (that is now northern Poland) near the Vistula River and the Baltic Sea. Raised as a Mennonite, she was the second youngest of 5 brothers and sisters. She excelled at school and wanted to become an architect. However, the war came. She became a refugee in West Germany where she married her childhood sweetheart, Gerhard, in 1945. In 1951, they emigrated to Canada with their first two children, Walter and Renate Maria. They arrived in Coaldale and then moved to Lethbridge where Bernhard was born. Then, in 1957, they moved to Philadelphia where Peter was born. Returning to Lethbridge in 1960, she was active in the church and at home. Hilda and Gerhard travelled to many places, including a year (1970) in Papua New Guinea where they volunteered at a Lutheran Mission. She was the original scrapbooker with many volumes reflecting her life experiences. The grandchildren (9 in all) started to arrive, reigniting her love for small children. Then it was retirement and the great-grandchildren began until there were 10 at last count. Hilda leaves behind her legacy of their cultured “era”. Her sense of tradition and decorum, her ability to put pen to paper and to journalize traditions will always be with us. She was a strong and resourceful woman, an intellectual reader and speaker, and a good listener. She had a sense of humor, she was creative, and she had such a lovely “knowing” smile, always practical and always caring. Always a lover of nature and flowers, Hilda will find new gardens to till and new dishes to cook, because that is what she loved to do. Rest in Peace, Oma. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at CHRIST TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH, 416 – 12 Street, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Reverend Olivier Ravelojaona officiating. A Lunch will follow the service along with a Graveside Service at the Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, for those who wish, a donation in Hilda’s name can be made to the Christ Trinity Memorial Fund, 416 – 12 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 2R4.
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Bernadette Pard “Pohkatoisaaki – Small Picking Berry Woman”, beloved wife of the late Isadore Pard, passed away on November 23, 2017 at the age of 74 years. Bernadette was a Blackfoot Historian/researcher, and was the author of “The Peigan, a Nation in Transition”
A wake service will be held at 6:00 P.M. on Monday November 27, 2017 at Bernadette’s Residence. A funeral mass will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday November 28, 2017 at the Holy Cross Catholic Church (2604 3 rd Avenue), Fort Macleod, AB with Father Angelo De’ Costa Officiating. Interment will be held at the Pard Family Plots, followed by a feast. Condolences can be sent to http://www.evergreenfh.ca
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, KATHLEEN ELLEN PETA, on Tuesday, November 21st, 2017, at the Edith Cavell Care Centre at the inspiring age of 98 years. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta on Saturday, November 25th at 1:00 P.M., with Reverend Glenda Wert officiating. A time of fellowship & refreshments will follow. Kay will be laid to rest in a private ceremony prior to the service in Iron Springs, Alberta.
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Elizabeth “Betty” Madeline
December 26, 1930
– November 18, 2017
Our beloved Elizabeth “Betty” Madeline Watson went to be with the Lord on Saturday November 18, 2017. She is survived by her loving family and many friends. Betty was an exemplary inspiration to all on a life well lived to the fullest through her kind, loving nature, grace and compassion. An incredible legacy from the most incredible woman. Thank you, God, for Betty. We will miss her deeply. A Celebration of Betty’s Life will be held at St. Luke’s Catholic Church (corner of Northland and Northmount Drive NW) on Monday, November 27, 2017 at 11:00 am with the Rev. Matthew Emmelkamp, Presider. Photos, memories and condolences may be shared with Betty’s family through http://www.evanjstrong.com.
Arrangements in care of
EVAN J. STRONG FUNERAL SERVICES. (403) 265-1199