January 15th, 2021

WEDNESDAY, February 7, 2018

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on February 7, 2018.

Alice Muriel McLaren (Wesselman)

April 20, 1932 – February 1, 2018

Alice was born in Coalhurst, AB. As a young girl, she lived with her family there, later moving to Lethbridge and then back to Coalhurst after marrying Tom McLaren in October 1952. While in Coalhurst, she worked at the Dominion grocery store, then the Auto-Matic Electric in Lethbridge and raised their two children Debbie and Larry.

In 1977 they moved to Camrose, owned and operated the Camrose and Slave Lake Cable Systems. Alice attended the Calvary Pentecostal Church now known as the CityLights Church. She was very passionate about her involvement in the church. Alice liked to garden and enjoyed her flowering plants. She accompanied Tom to many grandchildren’s birthdays, 4-H events and to the Kootneys on fishing trips.

She was a wonderful and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Her kind heart and generous nature will be remembered by many.

Alice was predeceased by her husband Thomas; brother Harry Wesselman; and her parents Charles and Lillian Wesselman. Left to cherish her memory are her daughter Debbie (Larry) Manley; her son Larry (Terry); grandchildren Stephanie (Sheldon) Kropiniski, Heather (Dan) Adams, Lindsey (Arron) Koster, Natalie (Colin) Severson, Rikki (Shaun) Mulloy, Travis (Rhea) Csernyanszki; great-grandchildren Carson and Reece Kropiniski, River and Rome Koster, Jakob and Abby Mulloy, Roxanne and Vanessa Severson, and Mason, Daxton and Zoe Csernyanszki; brother Charles (Anne) Wesselman; and sisters Ruth (Don) Henry and Dorothy Vanbuuren.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 7, 2018 from the CityLights Church – 4920 – 48 Street Camrose, Alberta. Burial will take place at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, February 8, 2018 in Archmount Cemetery – 2650 Westside Drive Lethbridge, Alberta.

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We regret to announce the passing of our dear father and grandfather JULIUS GROZLI. Julius was born November 18, 1936, in Varpalota, Hungary. He came to Canada in 1955 and lived in Victoria for a short time. His job with the CN rail brought him to Lethbridge where he settled. In Lethbridge, he worked many times two jobs to support his family. He worked at Canada Packers and City of Lethbridge, to name a few. In the evenings, he was a bartender. His days off were spent out in his garden, cooking, fishing with his children and friends, hunting, and always helping others. Julius had a love for dancing as well. He took great pride teaching his daughter and his grandchildren how to waltz and polka. Julius belonged to the Hungarian Club in Lethbridge and was very proud of his heritage. Many times through the years, the Hungarian Club had a float in the Whoop-Up Days Parade. Julius and the group would be on the float dancing their traditional Hungarian dances in full costume. Julius touched many lives around him with his infectious laugh, love of cooking and gardening. He could make anything grow.

Julius is survived by his daughter Leslie Hecher (Dan), son Michael Grozli (Alison); stepsons John Grozli (Andrea) and Mike Fisher; granddaughters Melyssa Hecher & fiancé Ted Stringer, Ashley Hecher, Chase Grozli and Bryce Grozli; stepgrandchildren Natasha (Colin) Latta, Ben Fisher, and Sean Fisher, as well as three step great-grandchildren. Julius survived two strokes and spent the last few years at Columbia Assisted Living. Here, he was their resident gardener.

Julius’ family would like to thank Dr. Steeves for his care, Columbia House for looking after him these last few years, St. Michael’s Palliative Care for the care he received in his final days and Father Alphonse for his final blessing. A special thank you to Doug Hazuda from Cornerstone Funeral Home for all your help with Julius’ final wishes.

An Interment for Julius will be held for family and close friends in the spring.

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It is with profound sadness the family of Barbara Henderson neé Kambeitz announce her passing in Pincher Creek on February 5, 2018.

Barbara was predeceased by her husband William (Bill) Henderson, both parents and her 3 siblings.

She is survived by 3 daughters, Margaret O’Donovan, Nelly Large, Barb Lloyd, one sister in law, Dorothy Kambeitz, 7 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Donations in her memory can be made to: Osteoporosis Canada 1200 Eglinton Ave East, Suite 500, Toronto, Ontario M3C 1H9

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June Cowie

1925 – 2018

Mrs. Iris June Cowie, beloved wife of the late Melvin Floyd Cowie, passed away peacefully in Picture Butte Piyami Place on February 1, 2018 at the age of 92 years. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. An interment will immediately follow the service in the Archmount Cemetery.

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Larry Lehto

1952 – 2018

“Uncle” Larry William Lehto of Picture Butte, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on February 2, 2018 at Piyami Place at the age of 65 years. Larry was born on July 7, 1952 to William (Bill) and Mary Lehto. He was raised North of Picture Butte where he spent his growing years working on the family farm, riding horse and attending school at the Barrhill school with his best friend Matt Jakober. He spent lots of time with aunts, uncles and cousins and was always sharing fond memories of those he loved. After his high school years Larry began trucking and in his later years, returned to full time farming and ranching with his nephew Ryan and Ryan’s wife Ashley. Larry was a proud member of the Elks for many years and he was loved and respected by all who knew him. He truly was, one of a kind! Larry is survived by his farming partner & nephew, Ryan (Ashley) Cleghorn; his mother, Mary Lehto; his sisters Diane (Russ) Johnson, Shirley (Kevin) Petty, Brenda (Gary) Cleghorn, and Sandra Moore; and his brother, Wayne Lehto; his best friend Matt (Kathy) Jakober; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Larry was predeceased by his father, William Lehto; his brother-in-law, Cam Moore; and his uncle, Paul Sauer. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at THE ELKS HALL, 112 – 4 Street South, Picture Butte, AB. A private family Inurnment will be held at Bowville Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Larry’s memory to Green Acres Foundation C/O Piyami Place, 122 5th Ave S, Lethbridge AB, T1J 0S9.

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Lenora Joyce Overn


Lenora Overn, of Coaldale, passed away peacefully with her husband at her side on February 6, 2018 at St. Michael’s Health Centre at the age of 73 years. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband Dave Overn; three children Brenda (Keith) Atkinson, Barry (Nicola Franks) Overn, and Bradley (Becky) Overn; nine grandchildren; two great grandchildren; six siblings; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. A Celebration of Life will be taking place on Monday, February 12, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the Gem of the West Museum, 1306 – 20 Street, Coaldale with reception to follow. Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels. Memorial donations may be made in Lenora’s name to the Gem of the West Museum, Box 343, Coaldale, Ab T1M 1M4.

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Maria Antulov

1934 – 2018

Maria Antulov passed away peacefully on February 3, 2018. Beloved aunt, friend and compassionate soul to those whose lives she touched. A Prayer Service will be held at 7:00pm on Friday, February 9, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge Alberta, with Prayer Leaders Francis and Cybele Noronha. A Celebration of Life will begin with a Funeral Mass at 12:00pm on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Father Kevin Tumback officiating. Interment to follow in the Mountain View Cemetery. Flowers gratefully declined.

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DARCY NICKEL, beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Sunday, February 4, 2018 at the age of 55 years.

Darcy is survived by his wife Shelley Nickel, his two children Justin Nickel and Kaulona Nickel and his two grandchildren MaKenzie and Kade.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta on Friday, February 9, 2018 at 11:00 A.M.

In lieu of flowers and in memory of Darcy, donations may be made to STARS Air Ambulance, 1441 Aviation Park N.E., Calgary, Alberta T2E 8M7.

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Victor “Vic” McCaughan

1935 – 2018

Mr. Victor “Vic” McCaughan of Coalhurst, beloved husband of Mrs. Yvonne McCaughan, passed away on Sunday, February 4, 2018 at the age of 82 years. No formal service will be held at this time. Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Services.

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