January 15th, 2021

SATURDAY, February 10, 2018

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on February 10, 2018.

Helen Buzunis

1921 – 2018

Mrs. Helen Buzunis of Fort Macleod, beloved wife of the late Mr. George Buzunis, passed away surrounded by her family at the Cardston Health Care Centre on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at the age of 96 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at the ANGLICAN PARISH OF CHRIST CHURCH, 320 – 21 Street, Fort Macleod, Alberta, with the Right Reverend Sidney Black, officiating. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects one hour prior to the Funeral Service. Interment will follow in the Fort Macleod Union Cemetery.

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MARY DICK, passed away at the Coaldale Health Centre on February 6, 2018, just shy of her 92nd birthday.

She is lovingly remembered by her children, Esther and Ed, and their families.

Mary was predeceased by her husband Ernest in 1982.

Throughout her life, Mary’s faith in a loving and faithful God never wavered. She is remembered for her hard work, her eagerness to help anyone in need, her fierce love for her family and her determination to always do her best. She gave hugs and smiles to the very end.

A Graveside Service will be held at the COALDALE MENNONITE CEMETERY on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. with Pastor Gary Burke Officiating.

A Celebration of Mary’s Life will be held following the Graveside Service, at the COALDALE MENNONITE BRETHREN CHURCH, 2114 – 18 Street, Coaldale, Alberta, from 11:00 A.M. To 1:00 P.M.

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Donald “Don” Mercer


Mr. Donald “Don” Mercer of Lethbridge, passed away at Good Samaritan Society Park Meadows Village on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at the age of 87 years. A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00pm on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

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Trenton Joel Dyck, age 13, beloved son of John and Jennifer Dyck of Picture Butte, Alberta, entered the presence of his Lord and Saviour on February 7, 2018.

He is survived by his parents, sister Kallie, and brothers Graham and Gareth.

Trenton was born on September 15, 2004. He was an active baby, toddler and boy, with a big, hearty laugh that made everyone else laugh with him. Early on, he set goals and showed a quiet determination in achieving them. He was inquisitive of the natural world around him and developed a keen interest in reading science-related books, encyclopedias and textbooks, along with action adventure and science fiction novels. He read voraciously and often curled up in his dad’s reclining chair, deeply engrossed in a book. Many hours were also spent building Lego, having outdoor adventures and playing games with his siblings, riding his bike and playing outside with his neighborhood friends. He also treasured numerous fishing trips and outings with his best friend’s family.

Trenton accepted Jesus as his personal Saviour when he was six years old, and had a deep, quiet faith in his resurrected Lord. He often volunteered to help his mom with any kitchen chores, cooking and baking. He served his family and helped with children’s ministries at his home church, and in the community.

Trenton was diagnosed with a rare, aggressive and advanced cancer in late October 2017. He was cared for at home by his family, then spent the last 12 days in Lethbridge Regional Hospital in Pediatric Palliative Care. He endured many months of suffering and looked forward to seeing Jesus face to face. Trenton was able to make a wish through the Children’s Wish Foundation, and donated the amount to Compassion Canada – Haiti – Water, Sanitation and Hygiene project, so that children in Haiti will be able to have access to clean water. His vision was that others will come on board and help raise funds for this project so that people can be helped not only with their physical problems, but that they can hear and respond to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

A Celebration of Trenton’s Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at the Coaldale MB Church, 2114 – 18th Street, Coaldale, AB. Private burial will be held prior to the service at the Coaldale Community Cemetery. Viewing will be held Monday, February 12th, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Christensen Salmon Funeral Home, 703 – 13th St. N., Lethbridge, AB.

Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to Compassion Canada – Trenton’s Wish, https://compassion.ca/trentons-wish.

To send condolences, please visit http://www.generationsfh.ca


1930 – 2018

Elsie Zieffle, wife of the late Harvey Zieffle, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Friday, January 19, 2018; at the age of 87 years.

Elsie survived by her daughters; Joan (Randy) Ross of Lethbridge; Jamie (Larry) Beckley of Rimbey, AB. & Son Jason (Pam) Zieffle of Penticton, B.C.

Grandchildren: Mark (Tanya) Ross; Kari (Del) Moulton; Steve (Tawnya) Beckley, Spencer (Kim) Beckley; Kayla & Kody Zieffle.

Great Grandchildren: Cohen Ross, Ethan & Lily Moulton; Serene & Kalahn Beckley, Asher Beckley.

She is also survived by Sister Ina (Ray) Frasch of Keremeos, B.C. & many Nieces & Nephews & Cousins.

Flowers are gratefully declined, if you wish you can make donations to the: Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation, 960 – 19 Street South, Lethbridge, AB., T1J 1W5.

At Elsie’s request no Memorial Service will be held.


March 06, 1946

– February 07, 2018

SIGVALDI JAMES GUNNLAUGSON, Son of Brynjolfur (Ben) and Margaretta (Reta), was born in Holland, MB. He succumbed to his valiant battle with the evil that is Mesothelioma in Lethbridge, AB.

As a loving Brother, Husband, Father, Grandfather and Friend to so many more, he lived his thrill-seeking life of numerous passions through a workman like effort. No challenge was too heavy for his positive attitude while the adventures he sought carried with them his remarkably genuine smile.

To those that wish to share in the Celebration of His Life, you are invited to join in his day of honour on February 14, 2018 at 1:00p.m. at McKILLOP UNITED CHURCH (2329 15th Ave S.) in Lethbridge, AB.

“Jimmy G” would much prefer any good deed done in his honour instead of flowers or donations.

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

Peter J. Klassen

1928 – 2018

It is with sadness that the family of Peter J. Klassen, beloved husband of Lena Klassen, announces his passing in Long Term Care at the Coaldale Health Centre on February 8, 2018 at the age of 89 years.

Peter was born on July 13, 1928 in Neu-Chortitza, Russia, and came to Canada in 1948. Besides his wife of 66 years, he is survived by three loving daughters, Elvira (Vern) Unrau, Annie (Jon) Gill, and Lora (Shane) Hirsche; seven grandchildren Kevin (Kara) Peters Unrau, Brian (Jenny) Unrau, Aaron (Lyndsey) Gill, Nathan (Emma Reh) Gill, Jared (Danielle Tait) Hirsche, Jeff (Kalee) Hirsche, and Brailey Hirsche; eight great-grandchildren Micah and Lucas Peters Unrau, Owen, Leah and Cassidy Unrau, and Olivia, Sadie and Wesley Hirsche; as well as sister Anna Klassen and numerous nieces and nephews all in Germany.

Peter was predeceased by his parents Jacob and Maria (Funk) Klassen, brothers Jacob and Heinrich, sister Maria Klassen, and infant son Willy.

Peter was a dearly loved husband, father, grandfather, and opa. Sadly, the heart-breaking grip of Alzheimer’s led to unrelenting loss for over 10 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at the COALDALE MENNONITE CHURCH, 2316 – 17th St. Coaldale, AB, with Pastor Lillian Thompson officiating. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects one hour prior to the service.

For those who wish, memorial donations in Peter’s memory can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society, 740 4 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0N9 or to the Mennonite Central Committee, 1117 2A Avenue North, Lethbridge, AB T1H 0E6.

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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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Alphonse Little Mustache “OOT’KWII-SIPISTOO’KOOMII” beloved husband of the late Wilma Little Mustache, passed away on February 7, 2018 at the age of 86 years.

A family service will begin at 1:00 P.M. on Tuesday February 13, 2018 at Eden’s Funeral Home, 2424 5th Ave, Fort Macleod followed by a Funeral Mass at 3:00 P.M. a St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Brocket, AB. Following the Funeral Mass, a wake service will be held at Alphonse’s residence.

A Funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday February 15, 2018 at the Brocket Community Hall. Condolences can be send to condolences@edensfuneralhome.com


Mr. Terrance “Terry” James Lyons of Barons, beloved husband of Lydia, passed away at St. Michaels Health Care Centre on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at the age of 59 years.

Terry had a heart of gold. He lived life to the fullest, he loved and cherished his wife and family. He was a very hard worker throughout Southern Alberta.

He is lovingly survived by his children Christena Lyons (Steven Miles) and Johnny Lyons; grandchildren Trinity & Julien Miles; parents Joyce & Patrick Lyons; as well as his 4 siblings.

He was predeceased by his grandson, Christine Miles; his grandparents and cousins.

At Terry’s request, no service will be held. All friends are always welcomed by phone or by visit at “The Ponderosa”. His home is always open.

To send condolences, please visit http://www.generationsfh.ca

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 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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Long time Fort Macleod resident Bea Rhea passed away on Monday February 5th in Pincher Creek. Bea was predeceased by her parents, Mary and Harry Bester and her four brothers. She is survived by her husband of seventy one years, Ralph and her three children Martin, Dianne and Charlynn as well as her five grandchildren, five great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Bea’s life will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Tuesday February 13th at the Trinity United Church, 220 20th St., Fort Macleod, AB.

Bea was a breast cancer survivor so in lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to the Canadian Cancer Society 55 St Clair Avenue West, Suite 300, Toronto, Ontario M4V 2Y7. Condolences can be sent to condolences@edensfuneralhome.com


Mr. Thomas Norman Darrell West of Lethbridge, passed away at home on Friday, February 2, 2018 at the age of 49 years.

Tom was a lovable, easygoing and kind father and friend. He loved sports and the dear friends he made at work, church and in his travels. He loved couches. He made friends easily and left a lasting impression with everyone he met.

He is survived by his loving children Robyn, Tommy and Brooke; former spouse Colleen; mother Carol West; siblings Laura (Al) George, Randy West, Kelly Lock (Dwayne Onyschuk), George (Stacey) West and Orland (Ladene) West as well as numerous nieces and nephews whom he loved very much.

He was predeceased by his father Norman West.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Gospel Light Baptist Church 2845 – 2 Ave. North in Lethbridge on Saturday, February 17 at noon with his wonderful church family who were so good to him the past couple years especially Pastor Nathan and Leonard.

The family will also hold a Memorial Service in Little Smoky Alberta in the spring. Donations to Robyn, Tommy and Brooke’s education funds can be sent to Fran Coates via email at chiclet952@gmail.com or mail to Box 676, Killam, Alberta, T0B 2L0

To send condolences, please visit http://www.generationsfh.ca

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